cs_summit 2 preview

With the second cs_summit looming large, here are some of the storylines going into the first event of the season after the ELEAGUE Major.

The cs_summit 2 tournament, which will take place at the Beyond The Summit house in Los Angeles, is known for its relaxed environment in which teams and players enjoy leisure and competition under the California sun. But February 11t, after four days of bracket play, only one team will be proclaimed champion, taking home $63,750—the lion's share of the $150,000 prize pool.

Upper bracket quarter-finals
Brazil SK vs. United States Torqued
Denmark North vs. Russia Vega Squadron
Sweden NiP vs. North America Liquid
United States Cloud9 vs. Denmark Heroic

Seven teams, Cloud9, Liquid, SK, NiP, North, Vega Squadron and OpTic were invited. The last on the list, however, pulled out amidst roster changes and will be substituted by Braxton "swag" Pierce & co.'s Torqued. mousesports were initially supposed to attend the event after winning a qualifier but decided to withdraw, with Heroic taking their after finishing second to Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný's side in the online tournament.

Due to recent roster changes and it being the first event of a new season, this preview includes some of the traditional elements of a preview but is laid out following some of the key storylines going into the event.

Ratings used are from the past three months on LAN

SK & C9: The favorites

SK (#2) Age Rating Cloud9 (#3) Age Rating
(EGB.com rate: 1.71)  
(EGB.com rate: 3.74)    
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 23 1.22 United States Tarik "tarik" Celik 21 1.17
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 26 1.13 United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta 21 1.13
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 20 1.12 United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 20 1.11
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 26 1.10 United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 24 1.06
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 23 0.98 United States William "RUSH" Wierzba 23 1.04
      United States Soham "valens" Chowdhury (coach)    

SK and Cloud9 are the second and third ranked teams in the world, respectively, and certainly the hottest sides coming into cs_summit 2 in the absence of FaZe. While the Brazilian team just lost their number one spot in the ranking, the North American squad sky-rocketed up to the third place after becoming the first North American team to win a CS:GO Major in Boston last month. That being said, FalleN & co. will now have a full roster to play with as they seek revenge on the North Americans.

Starting on opposite ends of the bracket, there is a high chance that the upper-bracket final could be a replay of the ELEAGUE Major semi-finals, in which the North American side defeated SK after three maps. This time around, however, the Brazilians will have their full lineup, as boltz—who was ineligible to play the Major with SK and was substituted by SK's backup member, João "felps" Vasconcellos—will be back in action to help his team climb back to the top of the rankings.

Can Cloud9 add another title to their cabinet following a Major victory?

The last time the two teams clashed was online in the grand final of the WESG Americas qualifier. The Brazilian team came out on top by a 2-1 scoreline, although the match was just for the lion's share of the prize pool as both teams had already secured passage to the WESG World Finals, which are set to take place in China next month. If these two sides are to clash deep in the tournament, this could solidify a rivalry between two teams competing at the top in the North American region.

North & Liquid: New lineups debuting

North (#16) Age Rating Liquid (#11) Age Rating
(EGB.com rate: 21.74)  
(EGB.com rate: 24.79)    
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 19 1.12 Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic 20 1.30
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså 22 1.00 Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken 18 1.13
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 21 0.94 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski 20 1.10
Denmark Daniel "mertz" Mertz 19 0.91 United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 22 1.03
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 23 0.80 Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes 24 0.83
Denmark Alexander "ave" Holdt (coach)     Brazil Wilton "zews" Prado (coach)

Fresh out of the busy transfer period, North and Liquid are the two teams coming into the tournament with new looks. The Danish squad no longer have René "cajunb" Borg and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke in their ranks, but have acquired the services of the former Astralis entry-fragger Kjaerbye as well as mertz—a former Academy player for the organization who will be handling the 'Big Green'. Online, North managed to take their first steps as a team, coming in 3rd-4th in the IEM Katowice Qualifier to earn themselves a spot in the Polish tournament.

The Danes will come in with a brand new mindset as MSL has been tuning the team's play ahead of their debut. North had a terrible showing in Boston, going out in last place with a 0-3 score in the New Legends Stage. Now, however, the revamped lineup will have an event in a laid-back atmosphere to start to mesh, and MSL will bee keen to prove he has what it takes to lead his team back to winning ways. Worth watching will be mertz, the youngster, a highly praised player who will be dipping his feet at a level of competition above the one he has been used to until now.

NAF will be a player to watch if he can keep his form from late 2017

The other team with big changes is Liquid, who signed NAF from Renegades right before the roster lock. Not able to use steel at the ELEAGUE Major just as boltz was unable to play with SK, Liquid will also be playing with their full roster for the first time this year. In Boston, Liquid—who played with coach zews—went out 1-3 in the New Legends Stage in somewhat expected fashion despite the coach's best efforts to support his team in-game. Liquid were then able to bounce back and qualify for IEM Katowice after winning the North American qualifier, in which they still competed with their old roster.

Liquid have decided to cut ties with Josh "jdm64" Marzano, a player known for needing an AWP to have a big impact. NAF, on the other hand, is an all-round player, talented with both rifles and the AWP, and he can add another dimension to Liquid's play as the team will now have several hybrid players, making it easier to adjust to different situations. This roster hasn't played any official matches yet and will be on display for the first time in California at the Beyond the Summit house.

NiP: Dark horse?

Sweden NiP (#8) Age Rating
(EGB.com rate: 10.62)    
Sweden Fredrik "REZ" Sterner 20 1.16
Sweden William "draken" Sundin 22 1.09
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 29 1.08
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 27 1.03
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 26 0.89
Sweden Faruk "pita" Pita (coach)    

NiP are one of the biggest question marks going into cs_summit 2. The Swedish team had a flash of genius at IEM Oakland in November, when they beat SK in the semi-finals and FaZe in a five-map final to lift the trophy in the Bay Area. However, the Ninjas were unable to follow that feat up, finishing sixth at Blast Pro Series and 9-10th at the ESL Pro League Finals to end 2017 on a sour note. Those bad results may have been what drove NiP to release Björn "THREAT" Pers, whose shoes will now be filled by a known face to the Swedish organization, pita.

REZ's form could determine NiP's run in LA

NiP's current form is a mystery as they have not played any official matches since their group stage exit in Odense in early December. Their first match in California will be against Liquid, who, despite not having had much time to practice since the acquisition of NAF, will surely feel revitalized by the added firepower the Canadian player will bring to the team. If NiP can't bring out the magic like they did in Oakland and are overtaken by a honeymooning Liquid, they could easily find themselves trying to claw their way back into the tournament from the lower bracket against teams who have been more active than them since the start of the year.

Vega Squadron: CS:GO's longest standing roster

Russia Vega Squadron (#14) Age Rating
(EGB.com rate: 33.71)    
Russia Nikolay "mir" Bityukov 22 1.09
Russia Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov 21 1.06
Russia Pavel "hutji" Lashkov 22 1.01
Ukraine Dmitriy "jR" Chervak 24 1.01
Russia Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin 23 0.94
Russia Artem "Fierce" Ivanov (coach)    

With Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas being removed from Virtus.pro, Vega Squadron became the oldest lineup in CS:GO. The Russian-Ukrainian squad is one year and four months old, and in that time the team has gone from being mostly unknown to being ranked amongst the top 15 in the world.

Vega Squadron's first event of the year was the ELEAGUE Major Boston, where they survived the New Challengers Stage in convincing fashion after beating teams like FaZe and Liquid along the way. In the next stage, they went 2-2 after moving past Liquid (again) and North—the two teams at cs_summit with roster changes—and losing to mousesports and FaZe. Unluckily, Vega Squadron were drawn against the eventual champions, Cloud9, in the final round and could not advance to the playoffs, in Boston.

Vega will try to redeem their Major group stage exit

They remain that same side who have steadily grown, going from a small CIS team battling to get out of their region to a squad that is used to crossing multiple timezones in the international circuit. The year has not been all smooth for the Russian-Ukrainian side, however, as on top of the exit at the Major they lost to HellRaisers online and will miss the SL i-League Season 4 Finals in Kiev. Paired up with North in their first match of the tournament, Vega Squadron will be looking to outplay a newly-put together team with their well-oiled machine.

Heroic: A strong online start to 2018

Denmark Heroic (#20) Age Rating
(EGB.com rate: 35.29)    
Denmark Jakob "JUGi" Hansen 20 1.27
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh 28 1.15
Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen 19 0.96
Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer 27 0.93
Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen 22 0.87
Brazil Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)  

Heroic have seen some activity online in the past couple of weeks, playing nine matches across two qualifiers that went their way as they booked spots at IEM Katowice and at the SL i-League Season 4 Finals. The Danes managed to win all of those matches except one—the SL i-League Season 4 qualifier final against HellRaisers, which came at a time when qualification had already been secured.

JUGi's AWP will be crucial to Heroic's success

Before that, in December, Heroic had lost the final of the LOOT.BET Cup 2, the qualifier for cs_summit 2, to mousesports. Luckily for Heroic, however, the European mixture withdrew from the event that will take place in California, and the Danes were rightfully given their spot. After having a good start to the year against some smaller opposition, the Danish side will need to carry that high level of play against bigger sides, with their first match pitting them against the brand-new Major champions, Cloud9. But not even a deep run could salvage the roster as reports suggest that Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel will be brought into the fold as a replacement for es3tag, who will be out to prove his worth in LA in a bid to secure a transfer to another team.

Torqued: The iBUYPOWER core back together

United States Torqued (#61) Age Rating
(EGB.com rate: 45.69)    
United States Matt "Pollo" Wilson 20 1.03
United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen 21 1.01
United States Braxton "swag" Pierce 21 0.99
Canada Keven "AZK" Lariviere 26 0.88
Canada Joshua "steel" Nissan 28 1.17*
United States James "JamezIRL" Macaulay (coach)    

* Online rating due to lack of LAN attendances in the past three months

Torqued made it to cs_summit 2 by chance, as they were invited by the organization after OpTic pulled out due to roster instability. The team is formed by the ex-GX core of Pollo, AZK, and swag, who are joined by koosta and steel. The former three, in their heyday, got second place at the FACEIT League Season 2 Finals and competed at the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major under the iBUYPOWER banner, and some of the more nostalgic fans will no doubt be watching out to see if these players can somehow regain some glory. 

On paper, this is the weakest team of the lot; under GX, the core of this lineup finished last at the MDL Global Challenge LAN and failed to qualify for the ESL Pro League. Although still untested at this level, this squad has been showing promise, with four convincing wins in MDL since steel and koosta joined the ranks. 

swag had a good showing at the first cs_summit

One of the biggest questions surrounding this team is whether swag has it in him to once again be a star player. Last year, he played at cs_summit as a stand-in for Cloud9 and was awarded an EVP as he helped the team in their fourth-placed run, garnering a 1.17 rating over 10 maps played. Torqued are proving their worth in MDL, but an opening match against SK may be a bit too much for them at this point.


The cs_summit 2 tournament, which will take place at the Beyond The Summit house in Los Angeles, is known for its relaxed environment in which teams and players enjoy leisure and competition under the California sun. However, on February 11th and after four days of bracket play, one team will be proclaimed champion, taking home $63,750—the lion's share of the $150,000 prize pool.


BRACKET TABLE


Seven teams were invited, Cloud9, Liquid, SK, NiP, North, Vega Squadron, and OpTic. The last on the list, however, pulled out amidst roster changes and will be substituted by swag & co.'s Torqued. The remaining team that made it to the tournament through the qualifiers, mousesports, was also unable to attend, so Heroic will be taking their place as they were the runners up in the qualifier, closing out the 8 team roster.


Due to recent roster changes and it being the first event of a new season, this preview includes some of the traditional elements of a preview but is laid out following some of the key storylines going into the event.


SK & C9: The favorites


SK and Null element are the second and third ranked teams, respectively, and certainly the hottest teams coming into cs_summit 2 with the absence of FaZe. While the Brazilian team just lost their number one spot in the world ranking to FaZe, the North American squad sky-rocketed up to the third place after becoming the first North American team to win a CS:GO Major in Boston last month. However, FalleN & co. will now have a full roster to play with to seek revenge on the North Americans were they to meet in the bracket.


Starting on opposite ends of the bracket, there is a high chance that the upper-bracket final could be a replay of the ELEAGUE Major semi-finals in which the North American side defeated SK in three maps. This time around, however, the Brazilians will have their full lineup as boltz—who was ineligible to play the Major with SK—will be back in action to help his team climb back to the top of the rankings.


The last time the two teams clashed was online in the grand final of the WESG Americas qualifier, in which the Brazilian team came out on top, winning 2-1, although the match was just for the lion's share of the prize pool as both teams had already secured their passage to the event which is set to take place in China next month.


North & Liquid: New lineups debuting


Fresh out of the transfer period, North and Liquid are the two teams coming into the tournament with fresh faces. The Danish squad no longer has cajunb and k0nfig in its ranks, but has acquired the services of the former Astralis entry-fragger Kjaerbye as well as mertz—a former Academy player for the organization—handling the big green. Online, North managed to take their first steps as a team, coming in 3-4th in the IEM Katowice Qualifier to earn themselves a spot in the Polish tournament.


The Danes will come in with a brand new mindset, as MSL will be tuning the team's play ahead of their post-Major debut. North had a terrible showing in Boston, going out in last place with a 0-3 score in the tournament's Swiss group stage. Now, however, the revamped lineup will have a tournament in a laid-back atmosphere to start to mesh as Null element proves he has what it takes to lead his team back to winning ways.


The other team with big changes is Liquid, who signed NAF from Renegades right before the roster lock. Not able to use steel at the ELEAGUE Major just as boltz was unable to play with SK, Liquid will also be playing with their full roster for the first time this year. In Boston, Liquid—who played with coach zews—went out 1-3, but were then able to qualify to IEM Katowice after winning the North American qualifier, albeit with their old roster.


Liquid have changed jdm64, a player known for his need to have an AWP to make big impact, for NAF, a hybrid player that is talented with both rifles as well as with the sNiPer rifle, and who can possibly add another dimension to Liquid's play, who will now have several players who can be hybrid rifle-AWP players. This roster hasn't played anything official yet, and will be on display for the first time in California at the Beyond the Summit house.


Vega Squadron: CS:GO's longest standing roster


With TaZ being removed from Virtus.pro, Vega Squadron became the oldest lineup in CS:GO. The Russian-Ukrainian squad is one year and four months old, and in that time the team has gone from being unknown to being ranked amongst the top 15 teams in the world.


Vega Squadron's first event of the year was the Major in Boston, where they had a 2-2 record after beating Liquid and North—the two teams at cs_summit with roster changes—and losing to mousesports and FaZe. Unluckily, Vega Squadron drew the eventual champions, Cloud9, and were unable to advance to the playoffs in Boston.


Now, Vega Squadron remains that same team that has steadily grown and impressed from a small CIS Minor team to a squad that represents its region across borders. The year hasn't gone all that great for the Russian-Ukrainian side, however, as they lost to HellRaisers online and will miss SL i-League Season 4 in Kiev. Paired up with North in their first match of the tournament, Vega Squadron will be looking to outplay a newly put together team


Torqued: Does swag still have what it takes?


Torqued made it to cs_summit 2 by chance, as they were invited by the organization after OpTic pulled out of the competition due to roster instability. The team conforms GX core of Pollo, koosta, and swag, who are joined by koosta and steel. On paper, this is the weakest team in the grid. Under GX, the team ended last at the MDL Global Challenge LAN and failed to qualify for ESL Pro League. With Torqued, there isn't much to go off of, as the team has only played four MDL matches, but they have won all of them.


One of the biggest questions surrounding this team is whether swag will have it in him to once again go big. Last year swag played at cs_summit as a stand-in for Cloud9, and was awarded an EVP as he helped his team make a fourth place run with a 1.17 rating in 10 maps played. This team is proving its worth in MDL, but an opening match against SK may be more than they bargained for.


Heroic: A strong online start to 2018


Heroic have seen some activity online in the past couple of weeks, having played nine matches across two qualifiers. In those matches, Heroic managed to win all of them except one—the SL i-League Season 4 qualifier final against HellRaisers, in which their qualification had already been secured—to clinch two spots at IEM Katowice and the SL i-League Season 4 Finals.


Before that, Heroic lost the final of the LOOT.BET Cup 2, the qualifier for cs_summit 2. Luckily for them, however, mousesports dropped out of the event which will take place in California and were in turn given the spot at the tournament. Having had a good start of the year against some lesser opposition, it now remains to be seen if they can bring a high level of play against top tier opposition, something they will need to do since the start as they will be facing the brand-new Major champions, Cloud9.


NiP: Dark horse?


NiP are one of the biggest incognitos going into cs_summit 2. The Swedish team had a flash of genius at IEM Oakland in November when they beat SK in the semi-finals and FaZe in a five map final to lift the trophy in the Bay Area. After that, however, the Ninjas were unable to follow that feat up, finishing sixth at Blast Pro Series and 9-10th at the ESL Pro League Finals for a weak end to 2017.


Now, NiP are one of the biggest incognitos of the tournament, as they have not played any official matches since their group stage exit in Odense. Their first match in California will be against Liquid, a team that while not having had much time to practice together, if at all, since the acquisition of NAF, will surely feel revitalized by the addition in firepower the Canadian player will bring to the team. If NiP can't bring out the magic, they could easily find themselves trying to claw their way back into the tournament from the lower bracket.


Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1053
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.03
DPR:
0.13
APR:
0.03
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1078
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
United States James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
71
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1598
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
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
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1776
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
512
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1424
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1609
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
945
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Russia Artem 'Fierce' Ivanov
Artem 'Fierce' Ivanov
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.57
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.39
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.11
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
309
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
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
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1301
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
950
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
413
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
470
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
939
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
oh yeah first, gl while the summit for players
2018-02-07 18:31
Ez for C9
2018-02-07 18:31
cs_summit 2 aka cs_freemoneyforsk 2
2018-02-07 18:46
heroic will have this
2018-02-07 18:30
#16
 | 
Germany JeanKanne 
+1 for name +1 for post
2018-02-07 18:33
+1 for giving me 'two +1s' +1 for flag
2018-02-07 18:34
#77
 | 
China KingFishQiu 
Damn, “+1s”
2018-02-08 15:10
C;
2018-02-08 15:31
+1 for post +1 for being german
2018-02-07 18:36
#27
 | 
India yeetmeister 
+9999999 for sucking each other's balls......
2018-02-07 18:55
+1 for Rakesh speaking the truth
2018-02-07 19:08
#41
 | 
United States Droidd 
+1 for post +1 for flag
2018-02-07 19:20
+1 for oil
2018-02-07 21:38
#66
 | 
Switzerland Alzameister 
+1 for team +1 for post
2018-02-08 11:23
+1 for team +1 for always saving my life in L4D2 Have a Favela Day -VeryFavelaGuy
2018-02-08 13:41
#3
 | 
Sweden R4GG3 
yoyoyo
2018-02-07 18:30
There are 2 steel wtf.
2018-02-07 21:38
#55
 | 
Sweden R4GG3 
one good, on bad. One on the good side and one on the bad.
2018-02-07 22:08
#75
ryx | 
Venezuela gaditoh 
+1 SEND HELP S.O.S VENEZUELA
2018-02-08 13:52
#4
 | 
United Kingdom Noisuf 
first
2018-02-07 18:30
Hype is real!
2018-02-07 18:31
USA USA USA USA USA
2018-02-07 18:31
#7
 | 
Denmark JustYes 
Ez4nip
2018-02-07 18:31
#26
 | 
Denmark Enggaard 
U forgot Have a cool day - VeryCoolGuy
2018-02-07 18:54
This is the tournament that will be the start of the end for NiP
2018-02-07 18:31
True
2018-02-07 18:46
#60
 | 
Finland Alko^ 
They cant lose vs Liquid cause Liquid sucks but they can lose vs c9
2018-02-08 07:19
#10
Nifty | 
United Kingdom Hende 
yo
2018-02-07 18:31
GL Kjaerbye and valde.
2018-02-07 18:32
ok
2018-02-07 18:32
es3tag? Rubino will not play this tournament right? after this he joins them or its not yet official?
2018-02-07 18:32
If it's happening,it happens after this
2018-02-07 19:09
Disgusting...
2018-02-07 18:32
MSL rating lmao
2018-02-07 18:32
#18
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go my team, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-07 18:35
#22
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
You ready to be upsetted by Torqued?
2018-02-07 18:46
#24
 | 
Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Fakeflagger spotted lol
2018-02-07 18:50
omegalul
2018-02-07 19:04
Hope Sixer does well
2018-02-07 18:47
nope
2018-02-07 21:29
EZ For Torqued
2018-02-07 18:51
Ez major for Braxton "swag" Pierce
2018-02-07 18:56
It's time for sw444444g!
2018-02-07 18:57
swag>coldzera inb4 favela assault
2018-02-07 19:01
3-4 years ago Torqued would be going into this as favorites Damn has time changed
2018-02-07 19:02
#56
 | 
Norway SlimeThug 
i aren't think that Pollo is a tournament favorite
2018-02-07 22:21
Why isn’t Dazed in Torqued?
2018-02-07 19:05
he wants to be a youtuber
2018-02-07 19:08
swag and c9 got this
2018-02-07 19:07
A core of Elige, Twistzz, Nitr0, and NAF looks amazing. I don't know what to think of Steel. He's certainly underwhelming. But he may be just what they need. Somebody's got to throw some nades. Team Liquid is my break-out team of 2018. Will be hard to top the success of Cloud9 literally winning a major. And as legendary a run as that was, I need Cloud9 to prove they can replicate that type of performance. (But thank you for doing it already!).
2018-02-07 19:08
the only thing steel can do for TL is to igl, that is a thing that actually TL needs, but it could be any other IGL out ther (sean?), the only positive is that he and zews could work better in portuguese to produce some strats but that is just a maybe, i'm still not sure of him either
2018-02-07 19:12
#42
 | 
United States SkratarDuu 
Except Steel said he won't igl so what's his worth in TL?
2018-02-07 19:30
#59
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Don't worry. Steel is BOLD. His skill is like Taco's, nothing to brag about. But his ingame personality is amazing. He is the guy that will do the plays no one else would. I was hoping he would replace Taco in SK, but that ship has sailed. Anyhow, don't worry. He will loosen up with time and you will understand what I'm talking about.
2018-02-08 06:27
Jugi actor from TWD ?
2018-02-07 19:16
#43
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
I will be rooting for Torqued and Liquid :)
2018-02-07 19:32
letz go pita my brother showt them the right way : )
2018-02-07 19:36
#45
 | 
Brazil GUSTAVOKK 
GG SK ever
2018-02-07 20:21
#46
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
SWAG 21 Y.O OMGGGG (0.99 rating lel)
2018-02-07 20:37
ez for sk
2018-02-07 20:41
Rubino won't be playing?
2018-02-07 21:00
#50
 | 
Belarus etozheghost 
GL Rubino. Nice to see u again in good team.
2018-02-07 21:03
#51
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
so easy for SK. No point in even playing, just hand them the trophy already
2018-02-07 21:11
#62
 | 
Finland Alko^ 
Who cares about t3 events? FaZe will win SLTV Kiev and IEM Katowice, respect the best team in the world!
2018-02-08 07:26
Let's hear you say that when they choke i
2018-02-08 11:08
Hahahahahahaha man jokes make my day No favela kiddo Cloud9 still in the mix and so is a mystery NiP. We don't even know what torqued can do on lan, so don't get your hopes up
2018-02-08 11:07
#70
 | 
Pakistan perth 
would be funny if liquid won this
2018-02-08 12:05
#80
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
It would also be good because Liquid is almost a BR team #GOSTEEL #GOZEWS #ZELÃODAMASSA #ZEWSBESTCOACHEVER #ZEWS2MAJORSNA1MAJOR #RUNLIQUID #LIQUIDBR
2018-02-08 17:32
#57
 | 
Brazil peret 
Sk 2-0 Torqued Vega 2-0 North Liquid 2-1 Nip C9 2-0 Heroic --- Sk 2-1 Vega C9 2-1 Liquid --- Sk 3-1 C9
2018-02-07 22:25
#61
 | 
Finland Alko^ 
Liquid beating NiP omegalul
2018-02-08 07:24
#81
 | 
Brazil peret 
liquid took a 2-0 on nip....
2018-02-18 15:50
North can beat Vega easily, but if will definitely not be 2-0 for Vega. NiP have better preparation, they willl definitely take over Liquid. Heroic actually have a chance to score map to C9. Not big one but also not small one.
2018-02-08 12:42
#58
 | 
Europe ReiPierce 
ez money sk
2018-02-08 00:17
#63
 | 
Germany t_mmey 
swag hype
2018-02-08 09:54
Comparing favorites Cold>Autimatic Fallen>Skaldoodle Fer>Rush Boltz>Stewie2k Taco<Tarik
2018-02-08 11:28
FAZE Dodging 2 better teams, understandable for 1-14KO fans
2018-02-08 11:29
no europe hours-> low quality event.
2018-02-08 12:01
#71
 | 
Japan jia 
nice
2018-02-08 12:07
GO VEGA<3
2018-02-08 12:11
#79
 | 
United States AcTiv_Swade 
Ez 4 North
2018-02-08 16:17
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