ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier: A look at the favorites

Striker
January 11th, 2018 17:00

The ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier, or, as it was recently renamed, the New Challengers Stage, begins on Friday, and we have prepared a preview of sorts, picking the teams who have the best chance of advancing to the group stage.

The ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier will take place from January 12-15 in the organizer's studio in Atlanta, with 16 teams set to battle for eight spots in the Major's New Legends Stage.

The ELEAGUE Major is about to start

As we now know, the Main Qualifier will use the Swiss format, in which teams are paired based on their win-loss record, with the essence of it being that the more wins you get, the competition becomes harder, and the more losses you suffer, the competition gets easier.

First round matchups
Russia Vega Squadron vs. Australia Renegades
Europe mousesports vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Europe FaZe vs. United States Liquid
Russia FlipSid3 vs. United States Misfits
Germany Sprout vs. Turkey Space Soldiers
Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
France G2 vs. China Flash
United States Cloud9 vs. France Envy

That premise loses some of its merit due to the seeding that is in use for the first round, which is based on the teams' placing at the last Major — from nearly six months ago —, and at the Minors, creating a situation in which certain teams meet each other earlier than they should.

Nonetheless, we have done our best to ignore the randomness that often occurs in this system, in part due to imperfect seeding, and came up with eight teams we think have the best chance of advancing to the next stage, the group stage of the ELEAGUE Major itself:

FaZe

It should come as no surprise to see FaZe at the tippy top of the list as an elite team that simply hit particularly poor form at the PGL Major Krakow — without Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács or Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer — to end up at this Main Qualifier.

We've all seen what Finn "karrigan" Andersen's team can do in the last few months. With three trophies and two more finals in their resumé from September to December, FaZe are far and away the most decorated team at the tournament and the ultimate favourite.

They have three maps (Mirage, Overpass, and Inferno) in their arsenal that nearly everyone plays but that few of the other 15 teams can challenge, giving them huge power in the vetoes. What's more — well, I'll just let FaZe's results against seven of the best teams at the qualifier speak for themselves:

*FaZe have only lost one map out of 20 facing other Main Qualifier teams since the off-season ended

Even though there are a few matchups that could get hairy for the European mixture, such as G2 and mousesports, FaZe are the most likely candidate to go 3-0 in the Swiss system and lock a spot in the ELEAGUE Major's group stage.

While there are a few matchups that could get hairy for the European mixture, such as G2 and mousesports, FaZe are the most likely candidate to go 3-0 in the Swiss system and lock down a spot in the ELEAGUE Major's group stage.

Cloud9

Another team that looks like a safe bet are Cloud9, currently ranked fifth in the world following several high placings over the last four months of 2017, including semi-final finishes at ESL One New York, ELEAGUE Premier, and IEM Oakland, and two smaller wins at DreamHack Open Denver and iBUYPOWER Masters.

An interesting thing of note about the latest lineup of Cloud9 is that they have been quite effective in matchups against the other Main Qualifier teams, with the exception of FaZe, having played six of them since August: G2 (2W-0L in maps), mousesports (2W-1L), Natus Vincere (3W-0L), Envy (1W-1L), Renegades (3W-1L), and Liquid (4W-1L).

With their map pool also being quite a strong suit, Cloud9 will essentially be at least slightly favored against anyone other than FaZe, and so their fate lies in their own hands. Some of it will come down to the first match against Envy, but the American side should still be able to recover in case of a loss in the opening round.

G2

Even though their results as of late haven't been too impressive, with one title and one top-three finish in the second half of 2017 among three earlier exits, G2 come in as a solid third choice to go through as one of the more experienced rosters at the Main Qualifier.

Two of their players have attended all 11 Majors — Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and Richard "shox" Papillon — while Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub only missed one event because their team was disqualified prior to DreamHack Winter 2014. It's frankly hard to imagine a world in which the Frenchmen don't make the main part of the ELEAGUE Major.

Qualifying for Majors has never been much of a problem for the Frenchmen

Yes, G2 can be inconsistent and their core has been disappointing in Major group stages since 2016, but there has been one constant amidst all of that; their ability to qualify. The core has done so three consecutive times ever since dropping out of the company of Legends at MLG Columbus, and it is looking to make it four in a row.

There certainly are obstacles shox & co. will have to overcome, like facing some teams they know little about (such as Flash in the first round) and potentially two they've had trouble with recently, Renegades and Cloud9, but, all in all, G2 will be favored in most of the matchups and thus in the entire qualifier.

mousesports

The fourth and last top-10 team in the world at the Main Qualifier, mousesports, have earned their spot as one of the favored teams to make it through following a steady rise with the two newest additions, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi and Martin "STYKO" Styk.

The biggest tournaments in their first month together didn't go their way, but mouz clinched a title at one of the medium-sized events, ESG Tour Mykonos, in between and finished the year with two final appearances, at DreamHack Open Winter and, more importantly, at ECS Season 4 Finals, losing to FaZe in an incredibly close grand final.

Four out of five mousesports players are looking to attend their second Major

Although the teams below mousesports don't even come close to such results, mouz should be careful facing some of them as they still haven't reached the consistency required to beat everyone they should on paper. Still, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's roster should be fancying their chances against just about everyone.

As possibly the best Nuke team out of all 16, perhaps tied for that title with G2, mousesports will go into every veto with that significant advantage, one not many teams have, and so they should always be able to play a map they're very comfortable on. A warmup against AVANGAR — one of the hard underdogs — will also be of help in mousesports' journey through the Swiss format.

Natus Vincere

Na`Vi are certainly a perplexing team, one that was not able to do much damage at the biggest tournaments throughout the entirety of last year in spite of the efforts of Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who continued to prove himself as one of the best players in the world.

We have yet to see just how much Denis "electronic" Sharipov can help Natus Vincere turn their luck around, as he has only been part of the team since November, though some of what he has brought to the fold was apparent in the squad's run for their first and only title of last year, at DreamHack Open Winter.

That run helps us see just where the team stands. In Sweden, Na`Vi faced a level of competition very similar to the one that will be present at the qualifier, and they seemed comfortable for the most part.

What about the remaining teams?

This is where things begin to get tricky. The first five teams would probably show up in most people's picks, but now we delve into five more teams who are on a similar level, Envy, Renegades, Liquid, Misfits, and FlipSid3.

Liquid will be handicapped in Atlanta by playing with Wilton "zews" Prado instead of Lucas "steel" Lopes, who wasn't allowed to take part in the Major cycle with another team after having played an online qualifier with Immortals. In my eyes, Liquid deserve to be among the top eight teams anyway, even if it's most likely going to get close. After all, at the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals they showed they can compete even with the coach, under the right circumstances.

EnVyUs are looking to return to the Majors, having missed out on the previous one

Envy should also have a good chance due to their experience. The results of Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's team haven't been particularly encouraging, but they have attended several high-profile tournaments and competed against the best, grabbing a few upsets along the way — unlike most teams below them.

I believe Renegades have the best chance out of the remainder as a team that has risen up the ranks lately with a win at the SL i-League Invitational, in November, and an all-in-all good showing at IEM Oakland despite their early elimination.

Barely missing out on our eight picks are thus Misfits — who have shown improvement but not enough to warrant a place above the aforementioned teams — and FlipSid3, a team that is simply hard to assess since they haven't shown up at any notable lans in months. Being a team that somehow always scrapes by in the qualifiers, Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy & co. could be somewhat of a dark horse at the qualifier, though this time they might just end up missing out after losing their best player, electronic, a couple of months ago.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1374
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1318
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1250
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1308
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
115
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1208
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1258
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
879
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Wooow
2018-01-11 17:00
#14
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Mongolia KroxiganNn 
#FazeUp
2018-01-11 17:02
#15
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Russia ez4u 
u faken knub.
2018-01-11 17:02
ezy fr faze
2018-01-11 17:08
#48
autimatic | 
Finland Ypp1 
Mmmmm, nope
2018-01-11 17:15
lets see
2018-01-11 17:15
#85
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United Kingdom FrostyTurtle 
EZ for F3 to qualify
2018-01-11 18:12
0-3 faze lmao
2018-01-12 02:30
#2
ZywOo | 
Russia fRodieZzZ 
ok, but where the fuck is 10 players to look at quals? Have a gay vodka! -VeryRussianGay
2018-01-11 17:01
Finally a Gay, Fuck those VeryXguys, VeryXGays are the new way to go!!!
2018-01-11 18:10
+1
2018-01-11 18:50
#126
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Brazil lopanBR 
- gay - Russian Pick one
2018-01-11 23:14
>brain >brazil Pick one
2018-01-12 11:34
#154
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Brazil lopanBR 
I pick both.. and I hope that U have a end on a extermination camps in Russia.. cya
2018-01-12 16:53
u cant pick both when u have to pick one Have a gay vodka! -VeryRussianGay
2018-01-12 17:00
#156
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Brazil lopanBR 
Ok m8.. so i will choose Brazil... Have a nice day
2018-01-12 17:47
favouring misfits, liquid, nv, f3 over space soldiers OMEGALUL
2018-01-11 17:02
Cry
2018-01-11 17:06
why would i cry? this thread is literally based on nothing but his personal thoughts. ss will qualify anyways cya tomorrow btw
2018-01-11 17:10
Cry more erdogan supporters
2018-01-11 17:11
From Maldives ??? do you have internet there ? Nevermind at least you breathe.
2018-01-11 17:37
#103
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
i support PPK
2018-01-11 19:06
It’s PKK
2018-01-11 22:26
#153
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
XD fail)
2018-01-12 15:35
Retard learn first..and we love Chechnya warriors.
2018-01-11 22:40
#152
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
sadly, does they all are dead)
2018-01-12 15:35
you think so.
2018-01-12 18:03
#158
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
i dont care about chechnya. if they want, they must be independent.
2018-01-12 18:39
i am turk and i hate erdogan.
2018-01-11 17:36
Silver Soldiers won't qualify brotha, do not cry
2018-01-11 18:57
#146
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Turkey helohopping 
>na >cs pick one
2018-01-12 11:51
NA: 1 major final Turkey:
2018-01-12 14:16
#159
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Turkey helohopping 
NA's best team has a Turkish IGL LUL
2018-01-12 18:42
lol
2018-01-17 16:02
Cry
2018-01-11 17:10
just like u did when spaceS rekt SK? LUL
2018-01-11 17:23
Silver Soldiers 0-3 cry
2018-01-11 19:03
#44
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United States F1ourish 
watch them not even make it through omega lol
2018-01-11 17:12
omega lol
2018-01-17 16:03
because all those players are waay more experienced than the players on ss..... even sick who got into the scene like a year and a half ago played more t1 tornaments than ss.
2018-01-11 17:18
so ? there are literally no competiton to qualify for big events in NA lol. you have c9,liquid and? in EU you have to deal with 8-10 teams also bunch of cheaters in online qualifers. "more experienced" NiP couldnt even make it to minor. this makes no sense
2018-01-11 17:34
1- actually there are sk and once immortals other than c9 and liquid. ex-clg, rng as well. lg, misfits, nrg are no joke since they play against ach other all the time. 2- most t1 tournaments invite the real top teams directly. the qualifiers get at most mouz, hr and heroic as the top sides. ss only made it to cologne and starladder(which they dodged) nip lost to team fucking 5. then won a fucking tournament. they are weird and dont count. 3- ss is good, so are extatus and ago. they just dont have that confidence yet. in normal circumstances those 3 teams would probably fuck up any team easily in the top 15 apart from sk and faze, and maybe astralis. they all got the skill level. consistency and confidence is a whole another thing. which most of them dont have yet. also paz leaving for 2 months fuk the team bad imo. all the other players in the list that he counted are used to the grueling LAN plays, tournaments, playing against the same teams on lan etc. ss is not. not yet.
2018-01-11 20:32
why you count SK and immortals as a qualifier opponent while youre also saying most t1 tournaments invite the real top teams directly lul rest i agree with you. i think they dont have that tier1 experience aswell. but i mean it has nothing to do with this qualifer. favouring f3, nv, -liquid with a bot- over spacesoldiers is dumbness. just look at the past matches between SS and NV they have the power
2018-01-11 20:38
#70
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Peru vaniIIa 
I believe in SS don’t you worry young kebab
2018-01-11 17:38
Favoring nV and F3 over SS is stupid (even if you could kinda make the case based on F3's previous success rate at qualifying), but Misfits and Liquid are objectively better teams and it's only your personal bias speaking if you disagree.
2018-01-11 18:23
#107
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Turkey Dust2isBest 
I agree. Only, individual skill-wise, I think Misfits are worse than many teams at the qualifiers. I'm loving their team-play tho.
2018-01-11 19:09
lol
2018-01-17 16:02
#4
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Poland Snacer1337 
Sprout?
2018-01-11 17:01
#39
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United States R3NCH 
wot about them m8
2018-01-11 17:11
#46
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Poland Snacer1337 
Actually they are better than f3, renegades or misfits
2018-01-11 17:12
#75
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Spain JasonRacism 
They aren't better than Renegades
2018-01-11 17:44
#82
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United States Topunderscore 
They aren’t better than misfits either
2018-01-11 18:01
#99
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Russia acnk 
f3 is also better, at least at qualifying to the major xD
2018-01-11 18:54
#57
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Portugal Guihenryques 
no chance at all
2018-01-11 17:25
#104
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Turkey Dust2isBest 
Sprout is surely better than F3, Misfits and Renegades imo.
2018-01-11 19:07
#5
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Na'Vi overrated will be out of the major just like FaZe
2018-01-11 17:01
Says the salty S1mple hater
2018-01-11 17:12
#6
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Netherlands 079 
Kay Have a Cloud9 day -VeryCloud9Guy
2018-01-11 17:01
#7
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Yugoslavia HLTV_BOSS 
ahahaaa
2018-01-11 17:01
#8
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Ukraine LevenS1 
eeeeeeeee
2018-01-11 17:01
ez
2018-01-11 17:01
EZ g2
2018-01-11 17:01
#11
erkaSt | 
Mongolia Kaldr 
4rd
2018-01-11 17:02
#12
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
f3 3-0
2018-01-11 17:02
#83
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Czech Republic slvr223 
nice try
2018-01-11 18:04
#13
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Turkey Shadowdances 
Ahaha no ss gj xD
2018-01-11 17:02
#16
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Germany Ofenmeister 
Ez for Sprout N°1 team in the world after the major!
2018-01-11 17:03
#30
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Germany MaxGamiing 
Obvious bait
2018-01-11 17:09
#33
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Germany Ofenmeister 
Sprout 16-0 Any Bra71l team
2018-01-11 17:10
#50
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Denmark W0LFy[RushB] 
Try beating Space Soldiers first..
2018-01-11 17:16
XD
2018-01-11 17:10
nice name
2018-01-11 22:39
#122
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Germany Ofenmeister 
Somebody ring the Dinkster?
2018-01-11 22:40
No?
2018-01-11 22:41
#17
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United States SladesterG 
Leggo major HYPE!!!!!!
2018-01-11 17:04
EZ
2018-01-11 17:04
Nice ez for my boys faze
2018-01-11 17:05
#20
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Flipside go through as always
2018-01-11 17:05
#21
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Netherlands JeMoeder 
this is basically a forum post with pictures. Has little journalistic value to it
2018-01-11 17:05
I agree but these sorts of posts help people who dont follow the scene except for majors understand where teams are at
2018-01-11 17:07
Thats right
2018-01-11 17:11
#22
tarik | 
Turkey razendd_ 
lol
2018-01-11 17:06
boy that chart makes faze look OP
2018-01-11 17:06
#25
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Turkey mtnatci 
where is ss ?
2018-01-11 17:07
#27
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United States MAY0 
LUL ENVY HAVE A CHANCE LUL
2018-01-11 17:08
#28
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
C9 lmao Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-01-11 17:08
You're prime is over
2018-01-12 01:50
#135
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
TY Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-01-12 02:37
#31
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Germany cartii 
ez mouz
2018-01-11 17:09
#32
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Latvia ProfileName69 
Ez nV 3-1
2018-01-11 17:10
Renegades and f3 ok. I think they could also enumerate SS Sprout think they are better than Renegades and f3
2018-01-11 17:10
#37
BnTeT | 
China NA_LUL 
Ez flash gaming
2018-01-11 17:10
Salty SS/XANTARES fanbois incoming!!!
2018-01-11 17:11
#45
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Turkey LoosLink 
No SpaceSoldiers. NO PARTY!!1
2018-01-11 17:12
#52
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Poland icelake 
they lose to -AGO BO1/BO3 -struggle against Exatus somebody take seriously this Onlienrs ? they can only beat Sprout in very close game
2018-01-11 17:21
+1 they need change player.
2018-01-11 17:38
they need to change games if they want a chance of winning something
2018-01-12 00:24
:D
2018-01-12 08:29
lol
2018-01-17 16:03
#71
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Sweden zl1ze 
i would choose them over nV
2018-01-11 17:38
#51
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Venezuela CACHi 
Call this new stage by his real new name, stop saying main qualifier, overcome the trauma.
2018-01-11 17:17
+1 hltv still living in 2017
2018-01-11 19:18
rip scream
2018-01-11 17:21
scream should go to g2
2018-01-11 17:38
Let's go FaZe!!
2018-01-11 17:23
Space Soldiers ??
2018-01-11 17:27
#59
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United States Err0h 
1st
2018-01-11 17:30
#60
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Germany Dayjay 
F3?
2018-01-11 17:33
#61
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Tbh a team like Mouz can upset FaZe.
2018-01-11 17:33
C9 G2 and Mouz are the only teams that have enough firepower to upset Faze and all of them lack strats
2018-01-12 01:53
#62
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Czech Republic Jurys 
EnvyUs? nice joke lol, sure 0-3 ez for Flipsid3
2018-01-11 17:34
#63
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United States Err0h 
Title: ELEAGUE MAJOR New Challenger Stage - A look at the favorites
2018-01-11 17:34
I think Misfits have a better shot then they think. Sean was straight up saying EU teams are way easier to read than NA and he prefers to play them. If his team shows up I'd pick Misfits over NaVi at this point...
2018-01-11 17:38
#72
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Chile gentleeH 
Will there be drops in this micke?
2018-01-11 17:39
#73
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Turkey LULPUMP 
#GONAVI #GOSS
2018-01-11 17:39
The article is like "NaVi is bad, they did shit last year. Easy pick though for a Major spot..." Doesn't make sense. Nothing against NaVi they just seem overrated but this could be their time to finally shine? Feel like I been saying that at every god damn tourney though.
2018-01-11 17:40
#76
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
EzAf for faze
2018-01-11 17:54
#77
ropz | 
Poland zector 
Faze, g2, mouz, c9, navi, renegades, envy, ss ezzz
2018-01-11 17:54
Pretty accurate
2018-01-12 06:56
#77
ropz | 
Poland zector 
Faze, g2, mouz, c9, navi, renegades, envy, ss ezzz
2018-01-11 17:54
#79
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Brazil Sukitay 
He completely ignored SS?
2018-01-11 17:56
#80
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World Hoodlums 
I don't agree with rhe EnvyUs pick as SS beat them at minor simply, will be interesting if we see tier 1 potential from Renegades or just basic tier 2 NA gameplay
2018-01-11 17:57
#139
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Australia MatthewJKS 
It’ll be interesting from Renegades I reckon, their form at LANs have been definitely top 10 form and versing some tier two teams in the qualifier should be a roll through if they lose the second round match and get the right matchups. If not we could also see them get knocked out since they haven’t played CS:GO professionally since November I think? I’m tipping them first round anyways and we’ll see how we go.
2018-01-12 08:04
faze only lost is against mouz hahaha
2018-01-11 17:58
Ez 4 flash
2018-01-11 18:20
Good read
2018-01-11 18:25
I'd love to see EnVy and Misfits qualify... but my wet dream is too see F3 take a fat 0-3
2018-01-11 18:25
#92
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Germany sleezy 
why sprout not in favorites?
2018-01-11 18:28
#145
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Germany gigaTV0803 
Maybe because they are shit, dont get me wrong im a. Sprout fan too but i think they will go out 0-3
2018-01-12 11:45
#93
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Turkey RivS99 
LOL Faze > SK #FAZEUP
2018-01-11 18:30
#94
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Poland Antonsnajper 
WHERE IS AGO? DANSGAME
2018-01-11 18:35
Vega Squadron mousesports FaZe FlipSid3 Space Soldiers Natus Vincere G2 EnVyUs
2018-01-11 18:47
#96
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Portugal du21 
don't forget about space soldiers! they are pretty interesting!
2018-01-11 18:49
#FaZeUP <3
2018-01-11 18:49
#101
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Kazakhstan Jeremy9292 
Avangar will be 3-0
2018-01-11 19:00
#105
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
good article though would be worth mentioning space soldiers imo
2018-01-11 19:08
#106
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Clown9 favorites lmao
2018-01-11 19:09
Retard or?
2018-01-12 01:52
#133
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
retard
2018-01-12 01:55
hltv.org/matches/2314054/natus-vincere-v.. , Faze vs NaVi is 1-1 and NaVi win faze in esl pro league kk :3
2018-01-11 19:11
Rolf, Faze fan Boy based. Faze vs SK (All matches) 5W - 13L In Bo3: OW - manyL
2018-01-11 19:15
Are you slow? SK isn't in this stage
2018-01-12 01:52
#111
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Sweden Dino1 
Seems like i'm the only non-turkish user here actually thinking SS will suprise and go through. I think they'll make it 3-2 :>
2018-01-11 19:21
LETS FOCKING GO SPACE SOLDIERS!!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3
2018-01-11 19:22
#113
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Malaysia K2tan 
wow faze
2018-01-11 19:23
#114
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Portugal Kenah 
FlipSide over Space Soldiers? ahahah nice joke
2018-01-11 19:43
Where is SS ? AHHAHAHAHAH
2018-01-11 20:08
#118
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
OnlineSoldiers
2018-01-11 21:53
Okey optic boy
2018-01-11 22:59
#124
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Turkey SG^^ 
Well, not surprised to not seeing SS here. They don't much experience in big LAN events and this line-up doesn't have any big success against top teams except that win over SK.
2018-01-11 22:49
Someone correct me if I'm wrong. There are 4 pools consisting of 16 teams total. Each pool goes against a random team from another pool, which are already determined. Isn't the 2 highest w/l records from each pool the ones that advance? How can G2, mousesports, and Cloud 9 advance if only 2 of the 4 can move up?
2018-01-12 00:34
#FazeUp!
2018-01-12 02:53
Faze Cloud9 G2 Na'vi Mousesports EnvyUs Space Soldiers Team Liquid / Renegades ??
2018-01-12 06:57
#140
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Turkey layzer 
>favorite >renegades pick one
2018-01-12 08:10
#142
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
Minor champion of fucking europe has not been even mentioned in the fucking article, i'm so fucking triggered
2018-01-12 08:33
#143
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Israel Encryp7eD 
the article talks about the favorites
2018-01-12 10:08
#151
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
So envyus misfits renegades flipside are favorites huh?
2018-01-12 15:18
Minor Champions are still the underdogs in this 'qualifier'
2018-01-12 12:32
#150
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
but now we delve into five more teams who are on a similar level, EnVyUs, Renegades, Liquid, Misfits, and FlipSid3. This is the bullshit part
2018-01-12 15:17
Faze 3-0, Na'vi, Cloud9, Mouz, G2, Renegades, Misfits and who last? EnvyUs or Flipside due to experience? 0-3 was for me a question between Avangar or Quantum Bellator Fire, and since Avangar is best head to head, my pick is for QBF. Would like your opinions, but shit will be ignored
2018-01-12 12:30
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