ELEAGUE Major quarter-finals preview

The ELEAGUE Major is set to move to Boston's Agganis Arena for the playoffs (New Champions stage), which will begin with the first three quarter-finals on Friday. Here is our in-depth preview of the quarter-final matchups, its best players, and the veto processes.

Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Håvard "rain" Nygaard Finn "karrigan" Andersen Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný Martin "STYKO" Styk Chris "chrisJ" de Jong Miikka "suNny" Kemppi Robin "ropz" Kool Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström Sergey "lmbt" Bezhanov Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Mikhaylo "Kane" Blagin Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Denis "electronic" Sharipov Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys Gregory "balblna" Oleinick Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov Nikita "waterfaLLZ" Matveyev Savelii "jmqa" Bragin Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Richard "shox" Papillon Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro Dan "apEX" Madesclaire Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux Timothy "autimatic" Ta Jake "Stewie2K" Yip Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham Soham "valens" Chowdhury William "RUSH" Wierzba Tarik "tarik" Celik Marcelo "coldzera" David Epitacio "TACO" de Melo Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo Fernando "fer" Alvarenga João "felps" Vasconcellos Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Jesper "JW" Wecksell Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson Maikil "Golden" Selim Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson
Ratings used are from the ELEAGUE Major group stage
Friday, 16:00
FaZe  Rating   mousesports Rating
Slovakia GuardiaN  1.53   Czech Republic oskar  1.48
Sweden olofmeister  1.41   Estonia ropz 1.20
Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo 1.37 vs. Finland suNny 1.13
Norway rain 1.15   Slovakia STYKO 1.06
Denmark karrigan 1.06   Netherlands chrisJ 1.04
Sweden RobbaN (coach)   Ukraine lmbt (coach)

mousesports look for revenge, business as usual for FaZe

ELEAGUE Major playoffs will start of with a quarter-final full of storylines, as two European mixtures take on each other in a rematch from ECS Season 4's mouth-watering grand final in Cancun, Mexico, where FaZe and mousesports played three full maps before the former were crowned champions.

After a shaky start, FaZe were quickly back in great form and passed the qualifier (New Challengers stage) and the group stage (New Legends stage) with little trouble. Only SK could contest the superteam in the groups, where the Brazilians started 9-1 on the CT side of Cache, but FaZe managed to pull it back and secure the 3-0. mousesports were up-and-down in both of the previous stages, having garnered four losses, most notably to Quantum Bellator Fire and Space Soldiers.

The first quarter-final will come down to which of the stars show up and what maps will be in play, but seeing as FaZe are in good shape, it should be business as usual for one of the tournament's favorites.

Which side of the spectrum will oskar be on?

You can pick and choose between all of FaZe's players except for karrigan, who have all been in solid form throughout the qualifier and the Major group stage, with rain dominating the first stage and GuardiaN the second.

Whether mousesports do well or not seems to hinge on oskar, who averaged a beastly 1.75 rating across his team's six wins during the previous stages, but he dropped massively in the four losses, to a measly 0.84 rating. chrisJ and STYKO dipped quite a bit as well, even if the difference was not as noticeable as with the star AWPer, but you should expect nothing less than consistency from suNny and ropz, who have been able to keep their performances fairly level thus far. 

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 140 - 61 +79 101.6 1.75
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 114 - 79 +35 86.7 1.37
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 102 - 65 +37 81.3 1.29
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 101 - 86 +15 78.9 1.19
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 79 - 73 +6 75.3 1.16
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 90 - 75 +15 87.0 1.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 88 - 83 +5 81.2 1.08
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 63 - 82 -19 60.8 0.84
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 59 - 84 -25 62.1 0.84
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 56 - 82 -26 59.1 0.76

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 140 - 61 +79 101.6 1.75
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 114 - 79 +35 86.7 1.37
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 102 - 65 +37 81.3 1.29
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 101 - 86 +15 78.9 1.19
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 79 - 73 +6 75.3 1.16

Stark contrast between mouz's trio's performances in wins (above) versus losses (below) during the qualifier and groups

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 90 - 75 +15 87.0 1.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 88 - 83 +5 81.2 1.08
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 63 - 82 -19 60.8 0.84
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 59 - 84 -25 62.1 0.84
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 56 - 82 -26 59.1 0.76

Nuke to be played for the second time at the Major

We all know that FaZe has three world-class maps, if nothing changed from the last tournaments of 2017: Overpass, Inferno, and Mirage. FaZe could have simply played those three over and over throughout the groups and the qualifier, as no one ever banned all three against them, but, as usual, karrigan stayed away from his opponents' best maps even if it meant falling back on one of FaZe's less played maps.

In the end, FaZe played both Train and Cache twice across the previous stages and seemed comfortable enough, apart from the poor start on the CT side of Cache against SK, which suggests that the European squad reinforced their map pool during the break and could very well be one of the world's best on five different maps.

Is FaZe's map pool as scary as it seems?

Nuke is, however, the problem when facing mousesports in series. chrisJ & co. are quite possibly one of only two teams in the playoffs that would happily play Nuke whenever they get the chance. As Cobblestone is FaZe's permaban, Nuke is surely where mousesports will direct the pick-and-ban phase once more, having beaten FaZe on it in the final of ECS Season 4 Finals at the end of last year.

That incredibly close series featured Inferno and Mirage as the other two maps, which is where the veto could go again, although it's possible that FaZe will instead look at Cache as an option due to the lack of experience mousesports have on the map. The question is whether karrigan is convinced that their opponents' 16-2 win on Cache over Astralis in the groups was a sign of mouz's strength, or whether it was the Danes' weakness that played a factor.

Friday, 18:30
Natus Vincere  Rating   Quantum Bellator Fire Rating
Ukraine s1mple  1.39   Russia waterfaLLZ  1.22
Russia flamie  1.35   Lithuania Kvik 1.09
Ukraine Edward 1.24 vs. Russia balblna 1.00
Russia electronic 1.19   Russia jmqa 0.98
Ukraine Zeus 0.92   Russia Boombl4 0.98
Ukraine Kane (coach)   Russia iksou (coach)

Can QBF continue to surprise?

Quantum Bellator Fire's run at the Main Qualifier and especially the group stage of the Major becomes less and less believable the more we look at it. Just look at one simple fact: before the qualifier, three of QBF's players had never competed at a level anywhere close to this and the remaining two have but a few of such experiences under their belt.

Yes, they had a favorable route at the qualifier, beating Flash, Envy without Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, and AVANGAR for a spot at the Major. However, they then added impressive wins over well-oiled machines, Gambit and mousesports, in the Major's group stage, fighting through an overtime in the former matchup and up against a 2-13 deficit in the latter.

The question now becomes whether they can still compete and continue to surprise in series, where their map pool will be truly tested, but it almost doesn't matter how they do now given how far they already got against all odds. The pressure is instead on Natus Vincere, who are looking to 2-0 this quarter-final to maintain momentum and confidence from their dominant group stage finish, after an up-and-down start at the qualifier.

The s1mple show

It was no surprise to see s1mple topping the charts for Natus Vincere throughout the qualifier and the group stage, as he had been doing for the entire 2017. This time he was joined at the top by flamie, who also contributed greatly to his team's six victories.

Na`Vi are looking to 2-0 this quarter-final to keep their confidence high

On the other side, Quantum Bellator Fire's players took turns shining for their team, with each player having a couple of great performances throughout the two stages. Personally, I'd keep an extra eye on Kvik, who hit his peak in the comeback against mousesports with several round-deciding AWP sequences, and waterfaLLZ who kept a good level throughout the entire group stage.

Inferno lovers

It's hard to fully assess Quantum Bellator Fire's depth considering they only had to play best-of-one matches up to this point, but it was clear throughout the qualifier and the group stage that they really wanted to play Inferno as much as they could, with Train as their second favorite. On the other hand, they always banned Nuke and Overpass whenever their opponent didn't, and Cobblestone looked like a no-go as well.

Given that Natus Vincere would like Overpass very much and Nuke went wrong for them earlier in the tournament against Gambit, Quantum Bellator Fire should open up with an Overpass ban and Na`Vi will remove Cache as usual. s1mple & co. also love Inferno and have no reason to be scared to pick it against QBF, whom Na`Vi already beat once, which opens up a chance for their opponents to pick Train. waterfaLLZ's team can then remove Nuke while Na`Vi surely prefer Mirage over Cobblestone, which Zeus banned eight out of nine times so far (excluding the FaZe matchup).

Friday, 21:00
G2  Rating   Cloud9 Rating
France NBK-  1.51   United States RUSH  1.25
France kennyS  1.36   United States autimatic 1.19
France shox 1.30 vs. United States tarik 1.18
France bodyy 1.24   United States Stewie2K 1.17
France apEX 1.05   United States Skadoodle 1.12
France SmithZz (coach)   United States valens (coach)

G2 have yet to sweat

G2 are yet to be properly tested this month with six wins and zero losses to their name from the previous two stages and only one close match behind them, an overtime battle on Overpass against Vega Squadron.

Sweeping the qualifier in convincing fashion, Cloud9 also started off well, but then the American side kicked off the Major with two losses in a row, including one to G2 on Cache. With their backs against the wall, tarik & co. eliminated Virtus.pro, Astralis, and Vega Squadron without breaking a sweat.

Both teams, who previously struggled with making playoffs at the Majors, thus come into the playoffs with plenty of confidence and are set to clash once more, for the eighth time since April last year.

The unsung heroes shone in groups

While other players enjoyed their time in the spotlight during the Main Qualifier, especially shox and the trio of autimatic, Stewie2K, and tarik, during the Major's group stage it was G2's recently appointed secondary AWPer NBK- and Cloud9's RUSH leading the way for their respective teams.

shox isn't the only player who benefited from G2's changes during the break

It's never a bad thing to keep an eye on kennyS, of course, and you won't regret following the likes of shox (who returned to lurking for the Major) and Stewie2K, who like to make plays on their own and so far performed very well.

A Cache rematch as a decider?

Throughout the best-of-one stages, G2 have been consistent in banning Train — their usual permanent ban — and Mirage, which they used to ban before dropping Train from their map pool, altering their third ban based on the opponent.

Cloud9 naturally always vetoed Nuke, which will definitely be the case here again. Their pick must then be Mirage, one of their best maps and certainly not a favorite of G2. The Frenchmen have an option to pick Cache after their success on it against the Americans in groups, although G2 might be one of the teams that do not like to play a team twice on the same map, in which case their most likely pick would be Inferno.

The second round of bans could get interesting, as it will be based on what Cloud9 feel most comfortable on. Overpass has never been much of a strength for them, but they also stayed away from Cobblestone for the most part during these past two weeks, and then there is Cache that C9 lost to G2 earlier in the tournament. It all depends on what the American side prepared for, but my best guestimate is that they'll remove Overpass and leave the choice of Cache and Cobble to shox & co., who would probably like nothing more than a rematch on Cache.

Saturday, 16:00
SK  Rating   fnatic Rating
Brazil coldzera  1.23   Sweden KRIMZ  1.50
Brazil FalleN  1.06   Sweden flusha 1.22
Brazil felps 1.05 vs. Sweden Lekr0 1.10
Brazil fer 0.99   Sweden JW 1.07
Brazil TACO 0.97   Sweden Golden 0.91

  Sweden Jumpy (coach)

Can fnatic punish SK for the lack of practice?

This is where we start wondering just how far SK can go with felps and whether they've been able to improve enough throughout the tournament to be a legitimate contender at the ELEAGUE Major. Even if they only lost to FaZe in groups, so far the Brazilians have seemed fairly shaky, with some of the individual players struggling to perform at one point or another.

This time, they should still be able to pull through, as they're up against fnatic, who have been improving steadily but obviously aren't an elite-level team just yet. The Swedes were up and down in the group stage, but in the end they managed to keep their Legends status, closing out the group stage with a massive win over a team they've been trading blows with for a long time, Gambit.

Like JW said in our interview, it'll be all about being on fire individually if fnatic want to go far, and they'll definitely have to punch above their weight to beat SK, who may not be at their best but still are a team to fear.

fer has plenty of room to improve

fer didn't put up the individual performances we've grown used to in the group stage, but coldzera was on fire in two of the team's three wins and FalleN made up for the best player in the world when he went missing throughout an entire half against Space Soldiers.

This might be fnatic's best chance to pull off an upset and a deep run

It's all about KRIMZ when it comes to fnatic, as he hit incredible peaks in the team's wins against Virtus.pro, Astralis, and Gambit to make up for a rather slow start against FaZe.

fnatic have the veto advantage

Whether SK face a team known for playing Nuke or not, they have always vetoed Nuke first in series and it's unlikely that has changed for the Major, which will give fnatic the chance to take away one of their least successful maps and an SK favorite, Overpass.

The Brazilians haven't played Cobblestone thus far at the tournament — not for a lack of trying as everyone vetoed it against them —, but it's always been a strong map for SK and a likely candidate as their pick for this series. On the other hand, Inferno has always been their weakness, which plays right into the hands of fnatic who like the map.

The second round of bans should then see SK taking away Train, which they vetoed every time they could in groups alongside Inferno, and fnatic getting rid of Cache to play Mirage as a decider, the perfect map that both teams like for a big finish of the series, if necessary.

If this will be the case, Inferno, Cobblestone, and Mirage are actually looking good for fnatic, who like all three, but they'll need to punish SK for Inferno if they want to take this series.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
957
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Russia Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' Matveyev
Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' Matveyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
165
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1486
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
958
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
614
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1214
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Sergey 'lmbt' Bezhanov
Sergey 'lmbt' Bezhanov
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1531
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1139
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Mikhaylo 'Kane' Blagin
Mikhaylo 'Kane' Blagin
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.37
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.24
DPR:
0.82
APR:
0.07
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Russia Gregory 'balblna' Oleinick
Gregory 'balblna' Oleinick
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1107
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1125
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
GL to everyteam :)
2018-01-26 03:34
#9
fnx | 
Brazil Beicom 
#SKTOP1 #EZ3MAJOR
2018-01-26 03:34
ezyy for faze
2018-01-26 03:39
#21
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Australia Godkqly 
Impossible for faze
2018-01-26 04:14
why?
2018-01-26 05:13
#33
 | 
United States jekl 
G2 will stop them.
2018-01-26 05:34
SK will stop G2
2018-01-26 06:50
#91
 | 
Brazil those 
+1
2018-01-26 12:03
100
2018-01-26 14:57
#93
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Brazil _Rhaegar_ 
I will laugh here, a lot, If SK stops G2, seriously.
2018-01-26 12:09
#101
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Brazil peret 
unfortunately it's true, if SK face G2 it would be one of the hardests games of the entire major..
2018-01-26 13:52
#115
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Indonesia FinZzz 
More like the opposite. Especially since sk has a stand in and g2 has a good record against sk.
2018-01-26 18:55
0/8 LUL
2018-01-26 07:02
no
2018-01-26 08:30
u are a disgrace to the flag.
2018-01-26 08:36
#11
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United States Custer99 
LUL randomly pulled up this site right as it said 0 comments
2018-01-26 03:34
1
2018-01-26 03:33
#8
ppk | 
Brazil tesaotesuda 
no
2018-01-26 03:34
#70
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
+1
2018-01-26 09:25
Rip the dream
2018-01-26 03:34
#78
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Sweden Virr 
FNC is the dram so its still alive
2018-01-26 10:39
Lets jump on this read!
2018-01-26 03:33
#5
ppk | 
Brazil tesaotesuda 
preview: faze > budget faze na'vi > qbf g2 > c9 SK > fnatic thx bye
2018-01-26 03:35
SENSIBLE
2018-01-26 05:30
#46
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Australia dr0pbear 
+1
2018-01-26 07:05
#72
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Sweden flippig 
only predicting favorites to win, real original. there will most likely be some upset, my tip is fnatic and c9
2018-01-26 09:44
#84
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Europe traqqi 
dont complain about only predicting faves then predict your fave lul
2018-01-26 11:37
Only favourite to win will be G2 Mouz>Faze QBF>Navi G2>Cloud9 Fnatic>SK JW is gonna eat monkey for breakfast
2018-01-26 14:36
JW overweighted flusha outdated fnatic eliminated
2018-01-26 14:37
real original meme right there. Good job
2018-01-26 15:15
I'm feeling thank you
2018-01-26 15:16
Is your brain only capable of quoting shitty twitch chat memes ?
2018-01-26 15:17
Yes because I'm normie There's no hope left for me
2018-01-26 15:17
#6
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Serbia MAESTRO55 
Ez
2018-01-26 03:34
#7
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United States Custer99 
thicc
2018-01-26 03:34
#10
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
second
2018-01-26 03:34
#12
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Iceland caverat 
s1mple boston MVP
2018-01-26 03:34
Only haha reaction
2018-01-26 11:48
#13
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Canada gritabit 
Can we go a full major with less than 5 Nuke games? It would convince Valve to actually remove it from the map pool.
2018-01-26 03:35
Its a shame that teams actively avoid it the way they do. Its meta is entirely different to the usual and could be fun to watch if other teams did their research.
2018-01-26 03:37
#19
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Canada gritabit 
It will probably happen between FaZe and Mouz and would be possible if there is a FaZe-G2 Final.
2018-01-26 03:45
Not sure if FaZe is keen on playing Mouz on it again, they lost it last time, and had a massive comeback that realistically won't happen every time. They kept winning gun rounds with 1 or 2 alive, pretty much every single time it was a clutch. But then again, FaZe won't want to play Cobble I guess, so they don't have too much of a choice.
2018-01-26 07:51
#22
shox | 
United States AreE3 
I wouldn't be surprised if they replace it with Dust 2 after the major
2018-01-26 04:14
#51
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Australia Godkqly 
Nah they should bring back season
2018-01-26 07:33
#56
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United States ItsImpact 
Fuck that. De Tuscan instead
2018-01-26 07:49
"well-oiled machines gambit" LUL
2018-01-26 03:37
no buh no big
2018-01-26 03:37
So sad Gambit couldn't defend :(
2018-01-26 03:39
Mousesports faze will hopefully be close, as will the G2 and SK games I have no idea what to expect out of qbf
2018-01-26 04:03
#63
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Guatemala KlassiKer 
Imo NaVi will eventually beat them but in a close match or map and definetly 2–1
2018-01-26 08:42
Although their performance have been great in the group stage and all, these are bo1s. In a larger map pool needed in a bo3, we can’t expect much from them imo. But if S1mple doesn’t step up they do have a chance.
2018-01-26 08:44
I don't think that SK Will ban Train. Is one of their best maps too. Hope a great Match.
2018-01-26 04:17
#25
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World nakTriceps 
Mouz NaVi G2 SK
2018-01-26 04:36
If you thought you saw a crowd, get ready for Bawstin.
2018-01-26 04:49
#58
Twistzz | 
Poland XowXot 
Please... NA crowd always dies when c9 dies... And considering all the visa issues I hope thats a last NA major, europe is a place for counter strike. With such a big country its a shame you cannot win a major. And NA crowd is shit, not like Krakows one.
2018-01-26 07:55
Atlanta in 2017 had a great crowd though and they kept cheering throughout the whole tournament (you remember the “let’s go Astralis - let’s go VP”) krakow was surely a great crowd but it made me sad to see a half seated BIG-Immortals match. Didn’t hear much of a crowd in Fnatic-Gambit. Of course, these are quarter finals; and the ambiance in the semi finals and final was amazing.
2018-01-26 08:49
#96
Twistzz | 
Poland XowXot 
Dude half seated game In Krakow was still 8k people, pretty sure its bigger than Bostons arena
2018-01-26 12:33
#71
 | 
Switzerland Alzameister 
+1 Katowice and malmö are the best ones imo
2018-01-26 09:43
#27
 | 
Philippines SaintPoell 
Finals: SK vs Faze
2018-01-26 05:05
#29
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
+1
2018-01-26 05:08
#32
shroud | 
Poland zuhC 
-1 G2 vs Fnatic
2018-01-26 05:33
#68
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Guatemala KlassiKer 
They are on the same bracket bro
2018-01-26 09:12
lmao, but we can dream anyway
2018-01-26 10:05
#118
shroud | 
Poland zuhC 
Ohhhhh sry, didn't see b4
2018-01-26 22:17
#107
 | 
Ukraine Chipaet 
Faze VS G2
2018-01-26 14:55
#28
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
"BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR FAZE" ezzzzzz
2018-01-26 05:08
G2>C9 G2 rekt SK G2 vs Faze G2 win the major
2018-01-26 05:45
cLOud 9 to win out ;)
2018-01-26 05:59
#36
 | 
United States pes0man 
ez qbf?
2018-01-26 06:14
#37
 | 
Other dednark 
Finals: QBF vs C9 ez for QBF
2018-01-26 06:18
+1 ez for XANTARES
2018-01-26 12:21
C9 have a better head to head record vs G2, the home crowd, and a better map pool. Easy C9. Faze > Mouz Navi > QBF Fnatic > SK
2018-01-26 06:23
Fnatic QB.Fire Cloud9 Mouz EZ
2018-01-26 08:54
#69
 | 
Sweden flippig 
+1 Semis faze > navi fnatic > c9 Final faze > fnatic sadly :(
2018-01-26 09:19
#116
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
Better map pool? C9 are only good at mirage and train. G2 are solid on 5 maps. Cache, mirage, inferno, overpass, and cobble. C9's map pool is incredibly shallow dude. Im taking it 2-0 in favor of g2
2018-01-26 18:58
Try again. C9 are far and away more superior than G2.
2018-01-27 05:11
#120
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
Meh its not c9 playing well. Just g2 breaking down as a team. Props to c9 tho
2018-01-27 12:30
16-8 and 16-7 is not a break down. That is simply being outplayed. I guess it's hard to admit since NA actually has a good team.
2018-01-27 15:27
what is styko's role in mouz?
2018-01-26 06:32
He supports ChrisJ as IGL
2018-01-26 07:24
#50
 | 
Germany Majorcasper 
Support
2018-01-26 07:27
#52
 | 
Germany 'ezpz 
you need 5 players to attend a match
2018-01-26 07:38
i see what u mean there
2018-01-26 07:42
He has a main support role in the team, doing all the flank covers, support nades and dirty work. Something like RUBINO. Also ropz does the lurking and suNy does entry-fragging.
2018-01-26 12:27
#40
 | 
Georgia Fatal Fighter 
ez major for G2
2018-01-26 06:34
QUANTUM BELLATOR FIRE
2018-01-26 06:47
Best cis team
2018-01-26 08:56
Ez for Czechoslovakia
2018-01-26 06:58
#55
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Czech Republic winkl 
you should update your world map =)
2018-01-26 07:44
#44
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
i dont think mouz will do it :( Faze Navi Clown9 cuz NA crowd Fnatic
2018-01-26 07:01
#47
Zeus | 
Russia shanr1s 
FaZe Na'Vi G2 Sk G2 and Na'Vi(ye, they have chance vs faze)
2018-01-26 07:13
#82
 | 
Ukraine bleckvat 
but mouz have chance vs faze too..
2018-01-26 11:25
Ez faze, navi, c9 and fnatic
2018-01-26 07:24
#73
 | 
Sweden flippig 
+1
2018-01-26 09:45
#53
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
bruh these ~1.5 ratings
2018-01-26 07:41
faze > oskarsports navi > qbf c9 > g2 sk > fnatic make a parlay and thank me later
2018-01-26 08:04
QBF won Gambit won NAVI G2 on LAN SK with felps
2018-01-26 10:03
xaxaaxaxa coci pidar
2018-01-27 21:36
Faze Navi C9 Fnatic
2018-01-26 08:12
#76
Hazard | 
Poland Az1m 
I feel sorry for astralis :/
2018-01-26 10:15
#77
 | 
Spain akproxx 
Faze Navi G2 and sk
2018-01-26 10:16
#79
fox | 
Belgium dazone80 
Faze Navi G2 SK ——— Faze SK ——— SK
2018-01-26 11:04
#81
 | 
Spain akproxx 
No way that sk could beat faze playing with felps after 2 days of pracc Also I think g2 will beat sk same reason
2018-01-26 11:08
#80
 | 
Russia xavikz 
Mouse QBF G2 SK easy screen
2018-01-26 11:04
Mouse Navi Cloud9 SK Finals Mouse SK
2018-01-26 11:34
#86
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
QBF omegalul fast 2-0 navi
2018-01-26 11:42
#85
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
Holy shit Krimz 1.5 NBK 1.51 Guardian 1.53
2018-01-26 11:41
#108
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Russia xavikz 
this is just empty numbers, nothing more by the way, simple have much better reasult
2018-01-26 14:57
#109
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Russia xavikz 
kk
2018-01-26 14:57
#87
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
Faze Navi G2 Fnatic
2018-01-26 11:44
My predictions: SK beats Fnatic Na'vi beats QBF FaZe beats Mouz G2 beats c9 g2 vs c9 is probably hardest to call
2018-01-26 11:46
#90
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Poland trancemeister 
Oskar 1.75 , n1ceeeee ! FaZe Na'Vi 50/50 (C9 vs. G2) SK
2018-01-26 12:00
QBF Will stop them all
2018-01-26 12:08
#97
 | 
United States floobie 
mouz navi c9 sk i hope
2018-01-26 12:33
proper analysis, such a pleasure to read! Thank you, Striker!
2018-01-26 12:37
#99
L.K.S | 
Russia clife 
hatu na qbf
2018-01-26 12:37
Faze Navi G2 Fnatic
2018-01-26 12:55
#102
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
Look at the interesting C9's rating, it's split among players .. All of them are really good at fragging it seems ..
2018-01-26 13:52
#117
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
Skadoodle isnt tho
2018-01-26 18:59
#103
 | 
Brazil GuiHawk 
Believe me. Oskar can do this. Actually its all unpredictable, if we all be reasonable here.
2018-01-26 14:25
I don't think faze will let any team get that throphy
2018-01-26 14:39
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