cs_summit 2 bracket released

Beyond the Summit has revealed the first-round matchups for the upcoming cs_summit 2 tournament.

Running from February 8-11 at the Summit House, in Los Angeles, the second cs_summit iteration will see eight teams compete in a double-elimination bracket, with every match featuring a best-of-three format.

The draw for the first round has thrown up a fascinating tie between NiP, who are desperate to return to action after missing the Major, and the new Liquid roster, featuring Keith "NAF" Markovic, who was signed from Renegades on Monday.

Cloud9 will face Heroic in the quarter-finals

North, who swapped two players after the Major, will lock horns with Vega Squadron, while Boston champions Cloud9 will take on Heroic.

Below you can find the first-round matchups for the $150,000 tournament:

Brazil SK vs. United States Torqued
Denmark North vs. Russia Vega Squadron
Sweden NiP vs. North America Liquid
United States Cloud9 vs. Denmark Heroic
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Why on the earth Torqued is there?
2018-02-06 18:58
#13
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Too easy for torqued
2018-02-06 18:57
#18
rain | 
Russia Flav 
blya yyy
2018-02-06 18:57
#30
MAJ3R | 
United States Fanzera 
usa will win ez
2018-02-06 18:58
suck dick ez for sk
2018-02-06 19:07
#67
MAJ3R | 
United States Fanzera 
nt ruski but gambit not invited
2018-02-06 19:07
and? gambot kazakh team
2018-02-06 19:15
#88
MAJ3R | 
United States Fanzera 
2 ruskis and kazak is tier 15 country, kazakh is russias bitch.
2018-02-06 19:16
#90
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
EZ SK, at least we had a 1 week FaZe era again, I’m happy for that!!! This will be a great event aswell, great format, good field (could actually say it’s almost a tier 1 tournament), great background music and great casting!!!! I’m hyped af for this!
2018-02-06 19:20
#91
MAJ3R | 
United States Fanzera 
Nope, USA will win. SK represents USA aswell since they live in the US.
2018-02-06 19:18
#99
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
SK = German org with 5 br players a br coach/manager and a br team mom, living in a house exclusively with br ppl in USA where they communicate in Portuguese SK = 85% BR 10% GER 4% PT 1% USA
2018-02-06 19:24
So technically USA still wins :)
2018-02-06 19:50
#183
mch | 
Brazil xandecaoo 
Hey, this 4% PT is also BR =)
2018-02-06 22:24
#185
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Not really, because if it wasn’t for Portuguese you would be speaking Spanish
2018-02-06 22:33
or french/dutch if they managed to beat the portguese out of the eternal goldmine
2018-02-06 22:38
#187
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Could be aswell
2018-02-06 22:51
#183
mch | 
Brazil xandecaoo 
Hey, this 4% PT is also BR =)
2018-02-06 22:24
faze sucks rofl
2018-02-06 23:31
#191
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Better than mousesports rofl
2018-02-06 23:33
I’m sorry who came second place ELEAGUE yea go back to cod plz. Before I 360 no scope you back to MW3
2018-02-10 04:51
kazakh is russia????? are retard,burger????
2018-02-07 10:33
#143
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Sweden skagge 
vega is :P
2018-02-06 20:11
#169
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Australia TorGAYZo 
As a NiP fan do you get flashbacks when you hear Vega Squadron
2018-02-06 21:40
#170
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Sweden skagge 
i really do, i wanna die when i hear it
2018-02-06 21:40
#171
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Sweden skagge 
well u cant have any flashbacks, cus Australia dont have a cs scene lul
2018-02-06 21:42
Hey, they have reggaenades so stfu ok?
2018-02-06 21:56
#177
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Sweden skagge 
renegades*, and without naf, nahh
2018-02-06 21:57
yeah you're right, they got nothing now nvm :c
2018-02-06 21:58
#180
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Sweden skagge 
pretty sad, i like some of the guys from rng
2018-02-06 21:58
We have an internal scene, like lithuania and those random ass countries. We've got the talent but RNG are the only big AU org. But we know we won't make it on the big stage because a) our broadband might as well be from 2003 b) No publicity c) games are here still seen as things that make kids become mass murderers d) computer parts cost a fuck ton more than over in USA, and shipping kills you even if its a 1 hour drive.
2018-02-07 00:43
#216
 | 
India Ad1_KaM 
It was a different NiP back then, so lets hope for good memories! :)
2018-02-07 06:55
#210
 | 
Lithuania hvnshawty 
ez for Torqued, pidarasina
2018-02-07 03:27
CYKA
2018-02-06 19:00
Torqued vs SK is pretty tough but I think SK can win this
2018-02-06 18:58
#40
MAJ3R | 
United States Fanzera 
obviously usa will win.
2018-02-06 18:58
#43
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Russia razorVJ 
SK is gonna fuck them in the ass.
2018-02-06 19:00
U think SK can beat a tier 20 team, congratz for your discover
2018-02-06 19:00
#83
 | 
Canada LARRATT 
JeBaited
2018-02-06 19:15
fell for it
2018-02-06 19:21
Jebaited
2018-02-06 20:07
#79
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United States Hosch 
Should probably edit your comment to make sure people know you're being sarcastic
2018-02-06 19:13
#63
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Russia AlexMove 
cuz of optic
2018-02-06 19:07
I know, but why Torqued? A lot of better teams, even in NA
2018-02-06 19:15
2nd at qualifier I believe
2018-02-06 19:46
Viewers. It's all about the viewers. Same reason your shit team keeps getting invited to lans. Swag is super popular in the scene and so they will easily get an extra 20-30k views at least just from him playing.
2018-02-06 20:16
Ok, sry , I didn't know that they are such popular in America
2018-02-06 20:18
It's fine. The passive aggressive undertones were probably a little unnecessary by me. The whole IBP "unbanned" story line is huge over here.
2018-02-06 20:20
Yea swag is so popular i think he shud join a top na team maybe even c9 wud love to see him wid them
2018-02-06 20:44
#202
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Canada Juicemoose 
Then they couldn't play valve sponsored tournaments.
2018-02-07 02:20
ur so salty dude calm down lol
2018-02-06 21:54
How am I salty in that comment? I noted that the passive aggressive undertones which were not intentional were also unnecessary.
2018-02-06 22:01
being passive aggressive and especially without noticing it at first is one of the saltiest traits a person can have. good luck
2018-02-07 00:01
But it wasn't salty. I noticed it immediately after doing it. Please do point out the salt in that comment though. I called VP a shit team, which based on what we all should know is 100% true. I was just stating a fact there was no salt. It wasn't very aggressive, I just thought I'd be nice and apologize just to do it. I think you need to learn what salt is.
2018-02-07 07:46
It's always the same story. I mean why should they invite NiP and not e.g. FaZe ? Because of the bigger fanbase.
2018-02-07 10:38
Well cs_summit is taking place during a post-major mini player break. Faze are likely wanting to rest and have a little time to themselves before Starseries and IEM Katowice. NIP on the other hand desperately want to play matches to try to maintain some sort of form.
2018-02-07 10:41
But Cloud 9, SK , North, Liauid, Vega also played in the major. Also NiP declined the starladder invite for this event... I mean why ? just why
2018-02-07 10:42
C9 and SK obviously are teams who thrive on momentum so taking a one month break doesn't benefit them. North want to work on their new lineup, plus they went 0-3 so not like they're in need of a break. Liquid want to get more time in with steel. Vega want more international lan experience. NIP probably didn't want to risk a horrible failure at starseries and instead chose a smaller event where they sort of had a chance at doing something.
2018-02-07 10:44
Sounds realistic. Ty for your opinion.
2018-02-07 10:45
when you talk without thinking, you act exactly the way you are bear that in mind
2018-02-07 16:50
ez major for Braxton "swag" Pierce
2018-02-06 19:11
#87
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United States Merk0 
Ez for tqd swag drops 50 best player in NA
2018-02-06 19:16
swag's a beast so would like to see him carry Torqued to finals and lose to SK so we prove SK are the best, swag's a beast and Cloud9 sux in one single tournament
2018-02-07 04:12
#214
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United States Merk0 
I mean if we're talking t8 teams than yea sk is da best but I mean they aren't beating a t1 team like torqued or Vega
2018-02-07 05:43
Torqued invited coz no other team likely to join. Torqued is a NA team and the event is happening at LA.
2018-02-06 19:25
#103
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United States Jfamous 
Optic dropped out
2018-02-06 19:25
#107
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Brazil vectrax 
swag is a myth
2018-02-06 19:29
para de traducir, n da so vcs falam "mito, nocao de jogo, etc" isso nao tem traducao nos outros idiomas
2018-02-07 16:51
Optic opted out
2018-02-06 19:46
#126
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United States Jack1CS 
my name is braxton swag pierce
2018-02-06 19:53
Optic withdrew so they just got another shit team to replace xddddd
2018-02-06 20:01
Basically it was pick them or Renegades/NRG. They decided to go with the team that would bring more viewers. Swag/Steel/AZK. Plus steel was there last year as an analyst so there's a previous relationship. They're not the best team they could have invited but they're the most interesting.
2018-02-06 20:40
they actually have a pretty solid roster
2018-02-06 21:53
Torqued will get r a p e d
2018-02-07 04:38
#218
L.K.S | 
Europe Flexi3 
Because of S W A G
2018-02-07 08:24
They got invited
2018-02-07 15:22
Torqued gonna throw obv Ez for sharkbois Rip nip Niko left faze for this? EleGiggle
2018-02-06 18:59
#48
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United States ItsImpact 
0/8 if unless u actually think NiKo left FaZe
2018-02-06 19:01
#109
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
you got absolutely baited there lol he jebaited you by saying "Niko left faze for this?" -> there is a danish niko in heroic and you should get it from there
2018-02-06 19:33
#152
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United States Droidd 
Oh I get it now that’s pretty fonny m8.
2018-02-06 20:32
Sure they will "throw" against SK xD
2018-02-06 19:31
Oh yeah lol, didnt even think bout their enemy team
2018-02-06 21:48
Its okay:D
2018-02-06 21:58
EZ FOR SK RIP NIP
2018-02-06 18:57
ALSO SO EZ FOR VEGA SQUADRON
2018-02-06 18:57
Gl
2018-02-06 18:57
EZ VEGA
2018-02-06 18:57
#6
tarik | 
North America AnChild 
Rofl
2018-02-06 18:57
#7
autist | 
Germany rOTAX^ 
Lul
2018-02-06 18:57
RIP Torqued
2018-02-06 18:57
ok
2018-02-06 18:57
#11
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Portugal manuhcruz 
Ez 4 vega
2018-02-06 18:57
#12
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
easy for c9
2018-02-06 18:57
#14
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Denmark CapFujish 
Er 4 torqued
2018-02-06 18:57
#15
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Germany Flachzange 
ez SK
2018-02-06 18:57
#16
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Netherlands Deji 
Delete vega noobs
2018-02-06 18:57
RUNSKG
2018-02-06 18:57
#19
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Brazil FaelEz 
Sk Vega Liquid C9
2018-02-06 18:57
#20
Stewie2K | 
United States Chi11 
Ez c9 win gg Boyz
2018-02-06 18:57
#22
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Brazil digozamaral 
Sk North NIP C9
2018-02-06 18:57
lol Nip will not win vs liquid ! Nip lol !
2018-02-06 19:05
#69
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Brazil digozamaral 
I just picked NIP because Liquid just picked NAF,idk how they are right now
2018-02-06 19:07
Naf is like 3x time better than JDM !! Liquid will look good if naf play default !
2018-02-06 19:09
But obviously they still need to train with a new playe
2018-02-06 20:02
so ? they will get better with training for sure ! Are they able to win vs sk and c9 maybe not not ! but versus NIP lol !!
2018-02-06 20:07
#23
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Malta 74c00 
Ez SK
2018-02-06 18:57
rip usa flag liquid
2018-02-06 18:58
#68
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
they wouldn’t let me just comment a frown face so here is “actual content” :(
2018-02-06 19:07
#25
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Brazil janfps 
ez sk
2018-02-06 18:58
#26
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India MistaJ 
NIP
2018-02-06 18:58
#27
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Turkey HypnoSia 
NO SS FK U! SUMMIIT
2018-02-06 18:58
#28
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Poland trancemeister 
SK North NiP C9
2018-02-06 18:58
#115
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United States LookitsJrd 
Nip lul... north lul
2018-02-06 19:40
#29
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France MIK120 
rip iBP
2018-02-06 18:58
rigged in favour of NA teams
2018-02-06 18:58
#33
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
ez ibuypower<3 na mastermind steel will rekt wallen
2018-02-06 18:58
EZ TORQUED
2018-02-06 18:58
Sk lucky draw again lul Sometimes I feel like the whole cs scene is rigged for them So much luck in all aspects of their careers.
2018-02-06 18:58
It's not lucky you moron, it's how seeds work, SK top seed, Torqued lowest seed.
2018-02-06 19:01
Didn't know there was seeding this tourney
2018-02-06 19:03
Pretty much every tournament has seeding in the first round. the top seed pair with the lowest, second with second lowest and so on, that why people want re seeding in the second round of swiss system.
2018-02-06 19:06
#36
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Paraguay lel0x 
Izi for sk
2018-02-06 18:58
lmao sk vs toruqed torqued can ff
2018-02-06 18:58
#39
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United States DEATHRAIN 
EZ FOR Josh 'Steel' Nissan
2018-02-06 18:58
#41
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
rip nip
2018-02-06 18:59
Ez Swag
2018-02-06 18:59
Disgusting...
2018-02-06 19:00
#46
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Canada Gumpypoo 
Easy for torqued
2018-02-06 19:00
SK WIN THIS WITH MONITORS TURNED OFF
2018-02-06 19:01
#160
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Pakistan SuPer_CoDi 
Hahahaha so true :D
2018-02-06 20:55
RIP SK
2018-02-06 19:02
RIP C9
2018-02-06 19:04
true
2018-02-06 19:05
+1
2018-02-06 19:16
Ez torqued
2018-02-06 19:04
Ez SK
2018-02-06 19:04
How did Torque qualify? They are TRASH
2018-02-06 19:04
#61
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United States MAY0 
Not a qualifier they were directly invited It will pull in major viewership numbers because people wanna see the ibp trio perform
2018-02-06 19:06
Only in USA...you guys would kill your family for viewers/fame...shame
2018-02-06 19:07
#73
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United States MAY0 
wtf extreme much.. Its a casual tournament with a fan favorite team chill your panties
2018-02-06 19:09
Whose fan favorite? They are not even top30 fan fav, and probably not even top50 team in the world
2018-02-06 19:10
#81
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Japan Jotaro 
It's because Torqued is a meme team
2018-02-06 19:13
It's what I said...they are joke and should be in a tournament with teams like these
2018-02-06 19:15
#113
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United Kingdom badgesa 
What's your problem?
2018-02-06 19:39
#117
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United States LookitsJrd 
Watch them upset now. Gtfo noscener
2018-02-06 19:42
go kill more people
2018-02-06 19:45
#121
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
go abuse more bugs
2018-02-06 19:46
Sorry Im not even German but nt killers :)
2018-02-06 19:50
#130
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United States LookitsJrd 
Killers doesn't really make sense but you do you fakeflagger
2018-02-06 19:56
ofc it doesnt make sense for you...ask all the peoples families your guys killed. now gtfo
2018-02-06 19:58
#133
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United States LookitsJrd 
You act like any other country hasn't done shit like that. nt it's called reality. Bye
2018-02-06 20:02
Others get attacked too...you only attack go get money for your fat burger guys
2018-02-06 20:02
#159
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North America MinoriAiko 
Don't mind this fakeflag trash. Real Germans are smart
2018-02-06 20:49
also killers rofl
2018-02-07 00:51
#195
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Japan Jotaro 
Yea but its cs summit and they want them on the coach for the VIEWS
2018-02-07 00:21
I answered that already. Americans would kill family for views and viewers and show and money and fame
2018-02-07 00:51
#56
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Russia M13f 
Ez for Torqued XD
2018-02-06 19:04
SK gonna get upset by torqued brax #1 world who cares about that coldzera guy anymore
2018-02-06 19:05
#112
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
brax not even #1 in his neighbor
2018-02-06 19:34
Was better last year when half the teams weren't tier 3 teams
2018-02-06 19:07
#70
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Russia Sur10n 
Finally NiP playing!!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-02-06 19:08
#71
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United States xiquo 
they just make this easy to bet on don't they. Torqued vs SK? really? LUL nice intro into the year. get but fucked by SK.
2018-02-06 19:08
#74
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Brazil Rust1 
ez 4 boltz
2018-02-06 19:09
#76
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
maybe sk can upset
2018-02-06 19:11
#78
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United States Noahack88 
Sk 2-0 North 2-1 Liquid 2-1 Cloud9 2-0
2018-02-06 19:12
#94
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Ez for Nip
2018-02-06 19:19
Bracket plays for which team?
2018-02-06 19:13
Should be walk in the park for NiP.
2018-02-06 19:14
#92
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Canada LARRATT 
vega needs this one
2018-02-06 19:18
#93
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
SK vs who?
2018-02-06 19:19
#95
FalleN | 
Brazil nando1c 
Ez for the boys.
2018-02-06 19:20
SK Vega NIP (Liquid to choke inb4) Cloud9
2018-02-06 19:21
What do you mean Liquid to choke? Liquid is way worse team than NiP
2018-02-06 19:24
hltv.org/matches/2302610/nip-vs-liquid-e.. Liquid will get an early lead but will choke like before
2018-02-06 19:25
#119
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United States LookitsJrd 
Liquid > Nip
2018-02-06 19:45
I like your joke !! liquid are better than NIP
2018-02-06 20:09
#100
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Nice seed
2018-02-06 19:24
#101
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Finals : SK Vs nip SK ez revenge
2018-02-06 19:25
ez SK 2x 16-0
2018-02-06 19:25
Ez C9
2018-02-06 19:27
#110
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Sweden Rexz 
ez4NiP
2018-02-06 19:33
#111
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Left > right
2018-02-06 19:33
#114
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Russia Darkrus 
Cloud can take it if they don't lose that form after major
2018-02-06 19:40
SK > Torqued North > Vega NiP > Liquid Cloud9 < Heroic
2018-02-06 19:41
SK > Torqued North > Vega NiP < Liquid Cloud9 > Heroic
2018-02-06 19:44
#127
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
LOL SK easiest match
2018-02-06 19:54
#167
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Netherlands Yak_41M 
yeah talk about a feel-good tourney to pad the stats
2018-02-06 21:34
#128
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Malaysia byaIi 
SK > Torqued North < Vega Squadron NiP > Liquid Cloud9 > Heroic
2018-02-06 19:55
+1
2018-02-06 20:12
#163
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Russia M13f 
+1
2018-02-06 21:10
#129
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Germany Tunio 
when did GX change to torqued lol
2018-02-06 19:55
#131
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North America ksp52 
Again SK gets the easy games
2018-02-06 19:57
Highest seed should get the lowest seed
2018-02-07 02:57
#205
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North America ksp52 
it's okay, c9 will win it all anyway
2018-02-07 03:00
Hope not
2018-02-07 03:04
#228
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North America ksp52 
keep hoping, welcome to the c9 era
2018-02-07 16:28
Not going to happen
2018-02-07 16:30
#232
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North America ksp52 
Ok
2018-02-07 19:07
RIP NORTH
2018-02-06 20:02
north vs vega rematch xd
2018-02-06 20:03
#139
SANJI | 
Russia AndRR 
EZ VEGA
2018-02-06 20:06
#145
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United States Globebuster 
NA POWER
2018-02-06 20:16
SK vs C9 in the upper bracket final will be a great match. Also sucks that one of them gets a 1 map advantage going into the grand final as well though. Would be great to see SK vs C9 in a BO5 which I'm confident would go the full 5 maps and would be one of the best matches of the year.
2018-02-06 20:19
#150
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go Brazil, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-06 20:26
#151
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Brazil Charizaldo 
SK vs RankS e-sports
2018-02-06 20:30
#153
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Brazil Sukitay 
All matches could honestly go either way, but SK starts with a free win, thats lucky if i've seen it.
2018-02-06 20:36
#154
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United States pepehands420 
ez torqued, show those favelas what tier 6 NA CS is made of!
2018-02-06 20:39
#157
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United States NA_CS_FAN 
EZ 4 TORQUED
2018-02-06 20:45
i wish we could see Steel vs Steel
2018-02-06 20:49
where is the damn schedule tho???
2018-02-06 20:57
ez 4 torqued
2018-02-06 21:07
Awesome tournament!
2018-02-06 21:19
can't wait for br tears when torqued wins
2018-02-06 21:20
#201
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United States Ubuntwo 
Too bad they won't.
2018-02-07 01:52
Ouch torqued. Hopefully there's a lower bracket.
2018-02-06 21:32
#168
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Greece PentaGR 
A 150.000$ tour couldnt find a top 30 team and instead they got a team thats its not even premier and its made out of streamers and part-time players Edit:for real if Torqued wins in a lan bo3 against SK ...they should disband
2018-02-06 21:39
#172
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Brazil Kio_23 
ez 4 SK
2018-02-06 21:46
#188
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Brazil ralfera 
torqued isn't that ibuypower team which was unbanned?
2018-02-06 23:02
The only team I'd not be bummed to see sk lose is toqued hahaha. Wish papa dazed was still in it
2018-02-06 23:30
#193
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Australia SUNSPY 
Another cs_summit, another hilarious awesome cs weekend incoming
2018-02-07 00:02
#194
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Brazil sikis 
R1p c9
2018-02-07 00:14
#196
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Brazil hugoooo 
Not gonna lie... if I could choose for a match to watch it would be SK vs Torqued. In fact, I would like to watch it more than watching SK vs any other team on this tournament. Just for the randomness factor of this clash. Just imagine ex-IBP players beating SK on lan... holy.
2018-02-07 00:23
R1p torqued
2018-02-07 02:58
#207
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Denmark Zorrondo 
SK Vega NIP Heroic
2018-02-07 03:09
Lol why sk vs torqued Why not north or Vega or heroic even
2018-02-07 03:13
Ez for swag and azk
2018-02-07 03:21
Does anybody know the prize pool for this tourny??
2018-02-07 06:34
How do they seed this crap, tier 1 teams vs tier 2 teams.
2018-02-07 09:42
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Cloud9 will be under alot of pressure during this tournament but that's exactly what they need to elevate, SK are dangerous, don't know how I feel about NiP.
2018-02-07 12:17
AZK ? I remember that meme (._.')
2018-02-07 23:13
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