Russia, Space Soldiers top WESG groups; EnVyUs eliminated

Day three of the WESG World Finals has come to an end, with Team Russia and Space Soldiers topping their respective groups.

Russia were able to replicate their form from the first group stage and finished at the summit of Group A with 7 points - making light work of both Envy and Recca before splitting maps with MVP PK.

Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's side cut a frustrating figure as they were unable to beat either MVP PK or Recca, and will go home without even reaching the knockout stages, one year after winning the showpiece event. The South Korean side finished second with one victory and two draws, and continue to impress in Haikou after going 3-0 in the first group stage.

Space Soldiers topped Group B

Group B was topped by Space Soldiers, who remain undefeated in the tournament after beating ORDER and Bravado, and drawing with TeamOne. The Brazilian side left it late, but a 2-0 win over the South Africans ensured that they sealed qualification for the playoffs.

Below you can find the final standings of the two groups that were played out on Wednesday:

Group A   Group B  
1. Russia Russia  7 pts     1. Turkey Space Soldiers  7 pts
2. Korea MVP PK  5 2. Brazil TeamOne 5
3. France Envy 2 3. Australia ORDER 4
4. Indonesia Recca 1 4. South Africa Bravado  0

The second group stage will continue on Thursday with the remaining two groups, featuring the likes of fnatic, Cloud9 and AGO.

France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
#1
Estonia fruzi 
Envy lul
2018-03-15 15:33
nice edit
2018-03-15 15:33
#11
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Finland hotdog^ 
xd
2018-03-15 15:33
This is there academy team. Not the real team.
2018-03-15 15:35
They have 4 members from their main team... sixer is the only one from the academy.
2018-03-15 15:52
#92
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United States LookitsJrd 
I think he was saying envy is worse than it's academy
2018-03-15 18:54
#99
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
+1
2018-03-15 20:51
#32
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Ukraine w1nth 
16-0 4Head
2018-03-15 15:37
Sad envyus
2018-03-15 15:32
#3
NAF | 
Indonesia Flow420 
Rip envy
2018-03-15 15:32
#4
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Dominican Republic WhyUBullyDocc 
K
2018-03-15 15:32
#5
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ez
2018-03-15 15:32
ENVY LUL
2018-03-15 15:33
LOOOOOL
2018-03-15 15:33
ez t1
2018-03-15 15:33
16-0
2018-03-15 15:33
#13
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Turkey AYAYAClap 
So Ez
2018-03-15 15:33
#14
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United Kingdom tr4c 
16-0
2018-03-15 15:33
rip envy
2018-03-15 15:33
#17
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
kek
2018-03-15 15:33
#18
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
ez 800k for space
2018-03-15 15:33
#19
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Russia Nikosimus 
Let's go Russia Show flamie how it's done
2018-03-15 15:34
rip
2018-03-15 15:34
So ez for SS, envyus immediately +kioshima -xms to rebuild the team and catch the old spirit
2018-03-15 15:34
#23
swag | 
Turkey KeremHmz 
Scream is not happy
2018-03-15 15:34
Fuck
2018-03-15 16:56
Why would ScreaM care lmao
2018-03-15 17:12
Puns are a difficult concept on hltv
2018-03-15 18:16
+1
2018-03-15 19:21
#24
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
EZ T1
2018-03-15 15:35
#25
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United States Will767 
Rpk and Sixer are fucking garbage take them out of all rosters plz
2018-03-15 15:35
#28
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Latvia Xaity 
16-0
2018-03-15 15:35
#29
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Norway Phancy11 
Actually -flamie +hooch is good move for Russia. Yes they got less firepower, but they got very experienced guy who surely helps seized with IGL and now without flamie nobody cries in teamspeak.
2018-03-15 15:35
How do you know flamie cries in TS?
2018-03-15 16:48
Im the not the guy who posted original coment But im pretty sure there were some interviews + clips that say that flamie is the "biggest" rager ir Navi
2018-03-15 17:13
not rager - he always cries about his problems(bad aim,unlucky moment etc.)/Zeus and Simple a ragers and Edward and Electronic a calm guys
2018-03-15 19:20
#93
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United States LookitsJrd 
It's was flamies choice. Hooch was supposed to be the coach...
2018-03-15 18:55
#30
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Brazil hugoooo 
TeamOne proved they have the upset potential on mirage.
2018-03-15 15:36
GO TEAM ONE <3 WE ARE SMART, WE ARE FRIENDLY, WE ARE LOYAL, WE ARE FROM BRAZIL
2018-03-15 15:36
#33
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Germany AYEON 
ez mvp
2018-03-15 15:37
Either SS or Fnatic is gonna win this
2018-03-15 15:37
#94
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United States LookitsJrd 
SS lul
2018-03-15 18:56
Som1 hates C9 lol
2018-03-15 22:00
c9 is too inconsistent imo
2018-03-15 22:03
Lol, pretty awful argument considering you put SS in ur favorite group. What are SS, if you call C9 inconsistent lmfao.
2018-03-15 23:03
SS is sometimes inconsistent between tournaments, C9 is inconsistent between matches. 1 match they play like god and the next like bots(look at the major for example, from losing to SS to winning the major)
2018-03-15 23:04
That was a bo1, I dont think SS has ever won a bo3 vs a top 5 team. While C9 has beaten every top 10 team in a bo3 in the last 3 months or so
2018-03-15 23:59
ahahhaha i fucking told you c9 is garbage
2018-03-17 11:12
lmao nv
2018-03-15 15:38
envy lmfao
2018-03-15 15:38
RPK and Kio are just below average players at this point. Sixer is a tier5 player. Only hope Envy has is ScreaM going back to last year's form. Envy NEEDS shox
2018-03-15 15:40
If there was no Russia then SK and EnVy would have probably gone through, not necessarily, but chances are they would have, so that's good to keep in mind just in case :D gg gl
2018-03-15 15:41
#65
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India dashingdasher 
Hope C9 aren't the next ones to get upset by them... x3
2018-03-15 16:34
also team Russia has a legit chance to win it imo. flamie screwed himself over
2018-03-15 15:41
#54
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Russia foggy54 
very small chances vs tier1 teams like fnatic and cloud9. Just small chances vs tier3 teams like Godsent and BIG. Unfortunately.
2018-03-15 16:04
Well they did upset SK though (inb4 SK tier 3 team xDDDDDDDDDDDDD)
2018-03-15 16:54
#73
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Russia foggy54 
SK is just in bad shape currently.
2018-03-15 16:55
Yeah, that worries me a lot :(
2018-03-15 17:11
As I understand they were playing straight after 15 hours flight. Such flights can kill anyone.
2018-03-15 21:43
Go ss go !
2018-03-15 15:44
#42
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Turkey WhiteHawkK 
Go space go
2018-03-15 15:45
#43
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Poland Hell2k 
nt ORDER :/
2018-03-15 15:45
#114
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
rip :(
2018-03-16 01:07
#44
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
flamie is such a retard that would be ez money for him
2018-03-15 15:46
with flaime they should have to suck from SK. bcs he is whining cunt like s1mple
2018-03-15 15:52
#49
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Spain Silber_ 
Team is better with Hooch
2018-03-15 15:54
#45
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Malaysia byaIi 
A Russia MVP PK B SS TeamOne lol i am insane 4/4
2018-03-15 15:48
#48
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Korea alphes 
MBP IS DA BEST
2018-03-15 15:54
"most important tournament this year" 2 Teams which are T3-4 in the playoffs after 2/4 groups are played
2018-03-15 15:55
800k dollar first place = most important tournament
2018-03-15 16:13
Majors got much more money to offer cuz stickers
2018-03-15 16:42
>500k first place >More money than 800k first place Pick one Even sticker money won't amount to 200k
2018-03-15 16:58
VP got more than a million $ back in 2015
2018-03-15 18:00
Source?
2018-03-15 18:05
I don't know where the one million number came from, but here are some actual numbers. Valve paid out 4.2 million USD for ESL Cologne 2015 (source: official csgo blog). That's 260k for each team if it's split evenly, which we know it isn't. Quite reasonable to assume that some of the most popular teams would take home twice that. So that's roughly 500k in sticker money from one major. I don't think Valve has published the numbers for more recent majors but I would really doubt that they are significantly lower now than 3 years ago.
2018-03-16 14:05
4.2 million for sticker revenue to the players or valve spent 4.2 million for the major?
2018-03-16 14:14
Valve paid out 4.2 million to players/teams as their cut of sticker sales (which means total sales were 8.4 million, since Valve takes half). See: blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2015/0..
2018-03-16 14:51
But that would depend on which team wins. If it's a team with low sticker demand they won't get that much money.
2018-03-16 15:00
True. The thing about the way majors are structured is that there's more money on the line than any other tournament, but most of that money is handed out based on a popularity contest instead of results.
2018-03-16 15:06
#51
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Greece knk74 
FOR RUSSIA !!!!!!
2018-03-15 15:58
#52
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CIS Ninja2k 
16-0 LUL xDDDDDDDDDD
2018-03-15 16:01
impressive from mvp honestly
2018-03-15 16:02
s.korea numba wan
2018-03-15 16:07
Ez for Russian superteam
2018-03-15 16:09
#71
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United States Who_cars_mens 
It's a mix team with gambit tactics , sk confident and Ex- starplayers
2018-03-15 16:52
Happy so washed up. RpK kioShiMa ScreaM shox Ex6TenZ
2018-03-15 16:13
#59
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Denmark Xipingu 
MVP > Envy lmao Disband.
2018-03-15 16:18
It's a mix roster with SIXER instead of ScreaM. Pretty big change, I think happy won't care.
2018-03-15 16:59
The best Brazilian team in the world is gonna win this, ez for team one
2018-03-15 16:18
Guys, next match SS vs Russia?
2018-03-15 16:20
not yet certain
2018-03-15 16:26
Pretty obvious it wont be since they're both at the top of their groups. smh
2018-03-15 22:21
Chilllllllll..... SCREAM IS NOT PLAYING.. HE'S WITH BELGIUM 1 PLAYER CAN CHANGE THE WHOLE THING
2018-03-15 16:24
envy 0-16 neverforget
2018-03-15 16:33
EnVyUs 0-16 Team Russia :D
2018-03-15 16:44
xD
2018-03-15 16:46
rip envy
2018-03-15 17:05
#80
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Brazil vass28 
Ez Trk
2018-03-15 17:13
#83
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Turkey Mustafa- 
SS only meeted with tier 3-4 teams. what a fair tournament
2018-03-15 17:45
ohhhhhhhh that london Kreygasm srsly tho, you are member since 2015 and b8 24/7 yet this is your english level?! :DD you must be really dumb
2018-03-15 22:13
#122
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Turkey Mustafa- 
At least im not salty englandoboy
2018-03-16 09:36
Do you even know what "salty" means? Xddddddd
2018-03-16 13:02
EnVy is pugging, nothing to say
2018-03-15 17:53
16-0
2018-03-15 18:09
RUSS top-3!
2018-03-15 18:12
#90
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Netherlands Deji 
:( rip
2018-03-15 18:23
#91
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Sweden bycarel 
Envy lul
2018-03-15 18:52
lezgo bois
2018-03-15 19:04
#98
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Poland Hell2k 
Envy XDDD
2018-03-15 20:22
Where is Scream, did i miss something
2018-03-15 21:42
all team members must be from the same country in this tournament :/ scream plays for team belgium btw
2018-03-15 22:10
oh, right. ty!
2018-03-16 07:31
#108
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Where are people who said Happy > ex6tenz Ex6tenz with team belgium 3-0 Happy with EnvyUs out from WESG already xd Happy is fucking shit
2018-03-15 22:42
So your profile says #PrayforbetterHLTV #MakePeopleGreatAgain not like your making hltv better with your comments. Just going on a rant like the rest off them. Great people know they have lost when demeaning them selves to banter like " xxx is fucking shit". Talk the talk and walk the walk....
2018-03-16 00:03
#134
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
mad much? its hltv and i was high when i wrote that lul
2018-03-17 17:31
Madness is not quite the word, more like annoyed with kids that have way to much tension in their body. Instead of dissing some player that actually is playing in top level, maybe next time try to get a girl to help you release some off the tension. Maybe use the money you buy your weed for to get some if you got problems with landing on your own :)
2018-03-17 18:05
#137
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
So i cannot have my own opinion?? Didn't know we live in North-Korea
2018-03-17 18:06
You can have all the opinions you want, just saying that there is no need to banter people to get it out there...
2018-03-17 18:14
Happy had to get sixer at the last minute Ex6tenz has ScreaM What more can be said?
2018-03-16 15:09
#133
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
ScreaM on LAN is usually worse than ScreaM online
2018-03-17 17:30
ScreaM on lan is an absolute god did you see him at the major?
2018-03-17 17:33
#139
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
I saw nV going out pretty fast yeah. Scream is okay as one player but bad teamplayer
2018-03-17 18:26
#113
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Brazil Xexenho 
T1 top 1 Brazilian Team
2018-03-16 00:20
bochka bas kolbasit solo
2018-03-16 01:09
Team One best Mirage team in the world
2018-03-16 01:09
#117
boltz | 
Brazil naikeen 
I like Liquid's mirage. But against SS, Team One played very well.
2018-03-16 01:33
Best mirage team in the world is mouz
2018-03-16 15:09
#120
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Russia 0RanG1 
Ryssia syka blat comon ebat Dosia syka minus XANTARES, spaz, MAJOR. 16 0 ebat syka comon blyat rusia Rusia win WESG, ebot ahha kak ebat tolka ebot Rusia comon!
2018-03-16 07:42
#121
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Turkey KUYASH 
spaz major??? cyka
2018-03-16 08:53
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