Favorites secure playoff spots at V4 Future Sports Festival

FaZe, mousesports, HellRaisers, and Virtus.pro earned their spots in the playoffs on Sunday by placing top two in their respective groups at V4 Future Sports Festival.

Group A was the less stacked one of the tournament and kicked off with HellRaisers taking on Dark Tigers. The Czech team manage to surprise Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow and co. and take a tie on the second map, Inferno, but that would end up being their only positive result from the tournament. By taking two map wins over GameAgents shortly after, HellRaisers were set for a playoff appearance on Sunday.

FaZe started off their tournament run a bit later in the day and didn't really struggle much, cleaning up Dark Tigers 16-5, 16-5 and GameAgents 16-10, 16-10. The final match between FaZe and HellRaisers only decided seeding, and the European team claimed the first place into the playoffs with a 16-10 win on Inferno.

MICHU is currently the best-rated player of the tournament with 1.37 from six maps

mousesports started off group B with a match against x-kom, who showed some good stuff at their first international tournament, but didn't really threaten Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's team at any point. mousesports split points with Virtus.pro later in the day, despite looking very dominant on Nuke (16-1) and starting well on Train, which ended 16-13 in favor of the Poles.

To secure playoffs, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Martin "STYKO" Styk had to deal with their Czech-Slovakian countrymen from eXtatus, managing a fairly contested 2-0, in the end, to take first seed in the playoffs. Due to a lost map to eXtatus earlier in the tournament, Virtus.pro had everything on the line in the last game against their countrymen x-kom.

Krzysztof "stark" Lewandrowski and co. were on fire during the first half of the first map, taking an 11-4 CT lead on Inferno, but couldn't close out the game and Virtus.pro made a comeback spearheaded by Michał "MICHU" Müller. The final score was 16-14, and Virtus.pro followed that up with a 16-2 thrashing on Mirage to finish off the day.

Group A Pts   Group B Pts
Europe FaZe 10   Europe mousesports 10
Europe HellRaisers 9   Poland Virtus.pro 8
Hungary GameAgents 4   Slovakia eXtatus 4
Czech Republic Dark Tigers 1   Poland x-kom 2

With these results, we will have the following semi-final matchups played on Sunday, after a day off tomorrow:

Europe FaZe vs. Poland Virtus.pro
Europe mousesports vs. Europe HellRaisers
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1504
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1671
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Krzysztof 'stark' Lewandrowski
Krzysztof 'stark' Lewandrowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1496
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
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
Nice
2018-03-24 01:49
#79
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Other WorldIsAFuck 
Not this time
2018-03-24 03:42
Yeah, no 43rd for me
2018-03-24 09:57
nt
2018-03-24 09:01
doood, I got 40+ Stahp
2018-03-24 09:57
#122
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Netherlands !napz 
We all know ur using a bot, so don't try and act all cool
2018-03-24 10:46
I wish I could program that well :/
2018-03-24 10:56
I'm just on the mobile app that delivers fast notifications, somehow. And I have a good LTE connection. Pair that up with me having my phone on me all the time and it's easy.
2018-03-24 10:57
#130
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Netherlands !napz 
No way the app actually works that well I call bs
2018-03-24 11:00
The app is literally just the website, it's just as fast.
2018-03-24 11:02
#134
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Netherlands !napz 
yeah well I have mobile notifications on and I still don't get first so
2018-03-24 11:06
#135
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Netherlands !napz 
T R I G G E R E D
2018-03-24 11:06
Idk, good internet connection, type faster, react faster, it's all a matter of milliseconds in the top 5
2018-03-24 11:08
#137
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Netherlands !napz 
K
2018-03-24 11:09
I swear I don't bot :(
2018-03-24 11:09
#140
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Netherlands !napz 
k
2018-03-24 11:09
I mean I write nice, gl and gg depending on the title, bot couldn't do that
2018-03-24 11:10
And if someone messages my #1 I reply fast too
2018-03-24 11:11
#143
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Netherlands !napz 
K
2018-03-24 11:11
Have a nice day
2018-03-24 11:12
#145
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Netherlands !napz 
Nice, gg etc are the most generic answers there are
2018-03-24 11:12
Well, gotta type something small to be fast
2018-03-24 11:48
#150
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Netherlands !napz 
K
2018-03-24 11:49
#3
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Sweden Rexz 
gg
2018-03-24 01:49
Rip vp?
2018-03-24 01:49
#18
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United States Milo_Davis 
They showed us a couple of times they can play against faze even when they're in slump, soooo i wouldn't be so sure :D
2018-03-24 01:52
#35
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United States Nyctop 
At the time during Epicenter Rain was sick which was probably the main reason. Should be a good match to watch though!
2018-03-24 01:59
Yes and SK was tired
2018-03-24 02:38
And olofs hamster died just before the tournament
2018-03-24 02:49
#123
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Denmark Enggaard 
And dupreehs moms bestfriend’s cat’s sibling died ten minutes before the quarterfinal
2018-03-24 10:47
And Pasha had good gym at the hotel
2018-03-24 12:12
RIP dupreehs moms bestfriend’s cat’s sibling
2018-03-24 12:36
#77
CMX | 
United States LuWi 
Rain is always sick
2018-03-24 03:41
#59
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Norway SlimeThug 
How long does one have to be in a slump before considered a shit team?
2018-03-24 02:15
#67
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
How long does one have to have good matches to finally be considered out of slump?
2018-03-24 02:40
#68
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Norway SlimeThug 
Good matches? When?
2018-03-24 02:44
#69
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
1410, 1683
2018-03-24 02:48
#70
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Norway SlimeThug 
? what
2018-03-24 02:49
#72
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
? what
2018-03-24 02:57
hahaha xD
2018-03-24 08:50
consistent results will show when a team is out of a slump. VP struggling in MDL league and lans alike.
2018-03-24 03:09
Yup true
2018-03-24 08:56
I think you remember it wrong, it’s rather: Faze always played well vs VP, even when VP was a good team and Faze had Maikelele, 16-0 two times if I don’t remember wrong.
2018-03-24 10:35
#5
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
expected
2018-03-24 01:49
gg HR! LezGO!
2018-03-24 01:50
#7
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
xd
2018-03-24 01:50
no
2018-03-24 01:50
Faze vs Mousesports in finals FaZe to win finals 2-1
2018-03-24 01:50
+1
2018-03-24 01:52
NVM its bo5 final 3-2 for any team
2018-03-24 01:52
#84
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Guatemala feerzein21 
Insane analysis, I’m gonna guess too hmmmm one team is going to win 3 maps any of them.
2018-03-24 04:08
+999 xD
2018-03-24 05:38
I think it will be 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 for any team tbh.
2018-03-24 10:36
b05 btw
2018-03-24 01:53
yeah dude #17 again
2018-03-24 01:53
Nonon mouz 3-2 faze is destined for 2nd
2018-03-24 05:44
#10
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France Evocat 
FaZe-mouz final nice
2018-03-24 01:50
good luck HR!
2018-03-24 01:50
#12
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United States Trump2020KAG 
liquid elige nitro twistzz naf auto
2018-03-24 01:50
#129
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
No
2018-03-24 10:59
#13
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Poland KasPro 
Good
2018-03-24 01:51
FaZe vs Mouz in bo5 final.. thats gonna be sick showdown.
2018-03-24 01:51
ez for godJ
2018-03-24 02:21
#177
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Finland tetuan 
Easy for Sun King Sunny.
2018-03-24 13:46
#16
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
Virtus.Pro will dominate FaZe
2018-03-24 01:52
b8
2018-03-24 01:53
#31
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
Its what i hope happens anything wrong with that mr black?
2018-03-24 01:57
hope and dreams if this happen - faze just dont care about this lan
2018-03-24 01:58
#34
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
or faze just underestimate them or some shit or all vp players learn how to click on heads
2018-03-24 01:59
i mean ofc if Virtus plow activated they can beat FaZe we saw this atleast 2 times but i think 75% of FaZe-Mouz
2018-03-24 01:59
#39
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
i am 95% sure if mouz faze final mouz take it UNLESS faze dont do usual choke
2018-03-24 02:01
because Bo5 and Faze always choke in Bo5 LUL
2018-03-24 02:01
#47
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
iem oakland was probably the worst choke ever, that shouldve been their tournament every day of the week
2018-03-24 02:06
same with fnatic you remember 13-9 vs fnatic on inferno you remember 15-14 vs fnatic on de_train?
2018-03-24 02:08
#53
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
the funniest thing is everyone says olof is best player and doesnt choke, he single handly gave fnatic that 15-14 round he let guardian play all by himself with like 19hp
2018-03-24 02:10
because they retarded and cant even win 3 vs 1 vs flusha
2018-03-24 02:10
#62
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
yup i hope faze lose
2018-03-24 02:21
Olof is the one player that doesn’t choke in finals. He always has a stable rating. It’s Niko and Rain that are hit or miss in finals. They can be god tier on one map and then just disappear in the next.
2018-03-24 10:41
#131
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
Olof mostly has the worst rating throughout the whole tournament though, and usually in the final as well. (Karrigan not included)
2018-03-24 11:00
Not usually, but as I said he is a stable contributor. He always has positive rating, maybe not the same top performance as Niko, but he also doesn’t disappear like Niko and Rain does in some final maps. A player always giving you 1.05 rating is worth more than one that gives you 1.5 up to the final and then 0.7 in half of the final games. Considering Olof plays the roles/spots that no one else wants as well.
2018-03-24 11:09
#147
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
to be fair, Rain and NiKo don't give 0.70 ratings, its mostly 1.20 and sometimes 0.95. Olof can sometimes get 0.85 in finals as well, he has had negative rating in the past 3 finals they played.... I'm pretty sure that right now NiKo & Rain > olof
2018-03-24 11:25
Over whole events yes they are higher, but it’s one of them choking that is losing Faze finals, it’s hardly Olof! Look at last final vs Fnatic. In the maps that faze lost it was rain bottom two times 0,8 and 0,7 rating and Niko bottom in the last with 0.39. Olof was the one giving them a chance to win on inferno. Sure rain and Niko has huge numbers on the maps they win, but when they lose they are the players that disappears, cant blame Olof here.
2018-03-24 11:48
#168
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
NiKo didn't have 0.39 in the final map? NiKo played great that whole final.... Get your facts straight man, olof lowest rated, even under karrigan
2018-03-24 12:16
Please learn to read if you are going to be angry, I said that in the maps that they lost, Rain was bottom in two of them and Niko in the last one. It was the overpass map he had 0,39. Not in the last map. My point is that the two players who underperformed when faze lost maps was rain and Niko. Boosting average rating from going huge on the maps they are winning doesn’t mean much if they disappear on they don’t contribute when the team need them the most, in the maps faze lost. And Rain was lowest rated in the final vs Fnatic mr get facts straight.
2018-03-24 13:40
#178
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
yea but Olof didn't perform good on the maps they won, and also not on the maps they lost... so still rain and niko better imo. edit: They lost those maps BECAUSE rain and niko didn't play well, shows that they are more important
2018-03-24 13:51
Since Rain was bottom rated in total, obviously he wasn’t better in that final even if he played great on one of the maps Faze won. I’m not arguing that Olof is a better player than Niko and Rain, I’m arguing that Olof isn’t the problem that causes them to lose finals. That problem is that one or both of the star players rain and Niko goes missing. That doesn’t mean they are bad, it’s probably a mental thing at this point. Olof isn’t there to be the star, he does his job and puts up a stable rating, Rain and Niko are ment to be stars but they don’t show up sometimes, that is the real problem for faze
2018-03-24 14:06
#180
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
I guess, but I still feel like if anyone would be dropped from the FaZe roster, it has to be olof. GuardiaN NiKo and Rain are just too important, I know olof is very good at his role and everything, which is why I think that there won't be anyone kicked from the roster for a very long time. I still think olof is one of the weaker ones on the FaZe lineup. Everyone can have his own opinion though. Have a nice day :D
2018-03-24 14:08
Don't Care - 1st $238,000 Riiiiight. They Don't care.
2018-03-24 02:08
#101
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Greece knk74 
30k a month for each one
2018-03-24 09:22
...and? Ca 240k/5=48k, let it be "just" 30 because (insert any reason here), so it's another 30k + you get to practice againts another team + you add another trophy to your list + you get bigger exposure for your brand/company, which results in better deals in the future. If they start ignoring lower tier tournaments, such "philosophy" may stay in their heads and they won't try at bigger tournaments as there is bigger pressure.
2018-03-29 21:34
Let's go Faze, rekt that toxic shit polacks.
2018-03-24 01:53
Stfu italian dog.
2018-03-24 09:02
#102
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Greece knk74 
Reported
2018-03-24 09:22
Xd dude He can say ,,toxic shit polacks" and that's ok? And when i say italian dog then i M reported?? Hahaha think about it tho
2018-03-24 09:35
#106
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Greece knk74 
What makes you think that i did not report him ?
2018-03-24 09:36
#132
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
The fact you didn't reply 'Reported' to him :))))
2018-03-24 11:01
faze vs mouz gonna be sick but i hope for faze vs vp cuz the crowd will love vp
2018-03-24 01:53
Faze vs VP can't be final.
2018-03-24 01:53
i'm stupid af
2018-03-24 02:25
hellraisers vs vp incoming LUL
2018-03-24 10:36
So basically confirmed Mouz > Faze in final.
2018-03-24 01:53
no shitty NA teams feelsgoodman gonna watch some real cs
2018-03-24 01:54
Because they only invited teams from the area around. Read up on event before you comment please. Have a nice day
2018-03-24 01:55
I didn't ask you that.
2018-03-24 01:56
I'm just simply stating why NA teams weren't there.
2018-03-24 02:00
I didn't ask you why shitty NA teams weren't there.
2018-03-24 02:01
I just said it feels good to watch tournament without shitty NA teams. Have a nice day
2018-03-24 02:02
So watching a top heavy tourney where you know the winner before it starts because there are 2 T1 teams 1 T2 and a shit ton of t3-4 makes it real CS OMEGALUL. You get to call it shitty CS when you actually get a player out of NA MDL
2018-03-24 02:06
Meanwhile, NA T1 teams are losing to their T3 T4 teams online
2018-03-24 02:07
ONLINE. We actually going to act like online matches matter now?
2018-03-24 02:08
online, lan match is a match, more excuses please.
2018-03-24 02:09
Alright then, VP beat Faze online. Faze chokes every final. VP = Mythic
2018-03-24 02:11
Hes trying to bait dude :/
2018-03-24 10:54
Well NA teams in general and C9 in particular has been getting invites to events forever, even before they where actually remotely good, just to fill the “NA quota”. Sad how many free passes the NA scene has gotten on the expense of better EU teams.
2018-03-24 10:45
#27
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Norway Phancy11 
I thought wesg was a joke, but this shit hits another level. 600k tournament for 8 teams and 5 of them t4 garbage lmao.
2018-03-24 01:55
#61
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Norway SlimeThug 
Doesnt that honestly say more about the shit prices «big» stacked tournaments have?
2018-03-24 02:19
I agree that the 250k ones should be more but they are part of 1m grand slam. The grand slam tourneys are either 250k (too low but part of 1m if u win 4, 100k if u beat someone with 3 wins) or 500k (pre good)
2018-03-24 03:43
why is that a badthing though?
2018-03-24 12:12
#29
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Malaysia byaIi 
everything correct <3
2018-03-24 01:56
these teams showed some good stuff and I hope they got something out of this event
2018-03-24 01:59
Noice
2018-03-24 01:59
ez 4 virtus.raisers
2018-03-24 02:01
Basically like WESG with smaller prize pool and worse teams.
2018-03-24 02:04
Better hotels and computers as well.
2018-03-24 02:12
Thing that I hate about WESG is how shit their production is, players seem to really enjoy that tournament but as a viewer it was painful af trying to watch that piece of shit. This tournament sadly not even interested in it.
2018-03-24 02:14
Yea the HUD is the biggest problem at this event for me. WESG just had casters not casting and just talking about random shit the whole time lol
2018-03-24 02:15
imo the schedule is the worst party,the only thing wrong with the HUD is the minimap.. And they've made live cam for players in game meanwhile so they might fix it for sunday
2018-03-24 02:24
16.12 btw *
2018-03-24 02:05
Yeah. Vp vs X-kom first match was 16-12 not 16-14
2018-03-24 03:10
#75
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Poland KasPro 
16:12*
2018-03-24 03:31
#76
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Poland KasPro 
And 16:13*
2018-03-24 03:31
#78
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Japan Jotaro 
faze lose to vp and we all laugh
2018-03-24 03:42
Time for mouz to get their revenge
2018-03-24 03:51
#82
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Germany Smelborp 
mouz vs faze grand final incoming
2018-03-24 04:03
#83
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Brazil hugoooo 
Most predictable tournament ever.
2018-03-24 04:05
#85
rain | 
Colombia nezzy_s 
X-KOM ONLINERS hax0rs
2018-03-24 04:17
My money on VP
2018-03-24 04:38
#87
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Faze vs Hellraisers grand final Bookmark this. You first heard it from here boizzz.
2018-03-24 05:37
#91
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Romania SplaXie1337 
Not gonna happen.
2018-03-24 06:24
#92
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
CS is so random these days. I won't be surprised
2018-03-24 06:28
Again lucky FaZe playing against easy opponent.... Even here
2018-03-24 05:44
#93
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
1st of one group vs 2nd of the other. That's the way it is. And most tournaments favour the top team anyway. Like Faze played all the easy teams till Katowice finals.
2018-03-24 06:29
#185
s1mple | 
Korea Somon 
Fnatic and c9 are not easy teams
2018-03-24 16:44
#186
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Not talking about upper bracket semi finals and finals. Fixture matches
2018-03-24 16:46
ez tournament for mousesports
2018-03-25 11:16
#189
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Idk. I'm out of words because I'm crying.
2018-03-25 11:17
MICHU GOD
2018-03-24 07:39
Gogo HR :)
2018-03-24 08:31
#96
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Germany Sabba1 
Favorites? vp? OMEGALUL
2018-03-24 08:42
#103
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Greece knk74 
Upset Or 16-1 rekt
2018-03-24 09:25
#107
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
nice thanks for info
2018-03-24 09:38
#108
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Poland Hamadoshi 
oh good luck vp
2018-03-24 09:49
#109
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Sweden ThorinEk 
rip vp
2018-03-24 09:52
#112
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
VIRTUS PLOW IS BACK PogChamp!
2018-03-24 10:02
hey Proffeseur, the vp- xkom on inferno ended 16-12 not 16-14
2018-03-24 10:03
#114
India S2H 
I wish Mouz vs VP epic battle....
2018-03-24 10:20
Thats My bois! Ez event for vp
2018-03-24 10:33
#120
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
darktigers wasted spot
2018-03-24 10:41
#124
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Poland Aquael 
Who were writing this? Vp won vs mousesports 16-13 and vs x-kom 16-12...
2018-03-24 10:53
Wasted spot
2018-03-24 10:58
#146
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Korea dev1sta 
STARK: "THE PRESSURE IS ON VP, NOT US, WE EXPECT TO BEAT THEM" 2 PTS OMEGALUL
2018-03-24 11:23
Veri noice tournament
2018-03-24 11:52
"...Train, which ended 16-14 in favor of the Poles." seriously, you don't even know the scores of the games you write about? :D
2018-03-24 12:05
#169
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United States PepeBizon 
Good Mouse vs FaZe Final
2018-03-24 12:28
VP vs HR lez Go!
2018-03-24 12:37
#172
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France Deadfish 
Faze will choke again.
2018-03-24 12:52
FaZe vs. VP = 2 quick maps for FaZe :( rip VP :(
2018-03-24 13:05
vp won 16-12 on inferno vs x-kom, not 16-14.
2018-03-24 13:14
#175
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North America rockyxD 
RIP VP
2018-03-24 13:23
#181
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
lets go vp
2018-03-24 14:16
#182
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Canada gritabit 
Glad there were no upsets. Also glad that VP made playoffs, but they're against FaZe, so RIP
2018-03-24 14:21
some of the groupstage performances dont make me sure that mouz ez win vs hr
2018-03-24 14:28
#184
NiKo | 
Romania T4KED0WN 
FaZe 2-0 VP mouz 2-1 HR Final : 2-1 or 2-0 mouz 'cuz FaZe choke as always ez
2018-03-24 15:43
Expected lul
2018-03-24 17:43
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