EnVyUs, BIG pull out of GG:Origin IEM Sydney Qualifier

To fill in the gap, the organizers have invited Singularity and LDLC to the qualifier.

The first two groups of the GG:Origin IEM Sydney 2018 Qualifier have already been played out, with Windigo and AVANGAR topping their respective groups and making into the second stage, the single-elimination bracket where they will be joined by invited teams such as Gambit and HellRaisers.

gob b's squad won't be playing the GG:Origin IEM Sydney qualifier

The start of group D was scheduled for yesterday, but last-minute, personal reason withdrawals from Envy and BIG put a hold on that. Replacing them will be LDLC and Singularity, ranked #39 and #44 respectively, which makes AGO the favorite to make it through to the playoffs now. The final team in group D is Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov's EPG.

Group D's first match, LDLC - EPG, will be played out shortly, at 15:00, with AGO - Singularity set to take place tomorrow at the same time.

Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
#1
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Wow
2018-03-26 14:29
Don't have enough money to go Australia. RIP
2018-03-26 14:31
You?
2018-03-26 14:36
Big and Envyus don't have enough money
2018-03-26 14:37
yes thats the reason obv
2018-03-26 14:43
#75
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United States LookitsJrd 
Nah they just don't have a BuG to use at IEM Sydney...
2018-03-26 16:11
pullout game is strong on this one
2018-03-26 18:17
#91
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Netherlands Deji 
What has that to do on reply “wow”
2018-03-27 18:06
Because he was first to comment to the post and he deserved some reply. That's why.
2018-03-27 18:44
French shuffle incoming boys
2018-03-26 14:31
#32
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Israel asafborger 
shox smithZz Ex6TenZ RpK ScreaM
2018-03-26 14:40
Main AWPer? Any? Don't even try to say "shox".
2018-03-26 14:48
#39
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Germany gigaTV0803 
Smithzz
2018-03-26 14:49
He won't play with the AWP, listen to shox' interview: youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ
2018-03-26 14:50
#58
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France uNLmofo 
i'm going to learn this dQw4w9WgXcQ by heart then i'll never get fucked again :P
2018-03-26 15:22
#60
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Peru vaniIIa 
How do you not know XcQ already
2018-03-26 15:30
#62
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France uNLmofo 
i'm too gullible i guess :P
2018-03-26 15:31
What's the video about? 2 girls 1 cup? Xd
2018-03-26 16:08
I think that he wouldn't play awp because of kennyS, in a team with no awper I guess that he would pick it up
2018-03-27 00:01
dude, listen to shox fucking interview already, he explained why smithzz cant awp. nV: Ex6 SmithZz shox ZywOo RpK/kioShiMa (Ex6 wants 2 supportive players so he won't pick ScreaM and I'm sure it's a huge mistake) G2: Ex6 SmithZz shox kennyS NBK/bodyy (and it's again a huge mistake, bodyy suxx frags-wise, NBK doesn't believe in Ex6, and if to pick any available fifth it should be mixwell) shox is about to make another big mistake. I understand why Ex6 does it - it's his last chance to play with at least 1 T1 player, but he should always remember that they will easily kick him if they suck, and they will suck because of not enough firepower.
2018-03-27 11:33
Smithzz kreygasm
2018-03-26 14:49
#46
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India Reaper1 
Ex6tenZ Tbh even SmithZz could. Just because he missed alot of shots a year ago, doesn't mean he is going to miss shots forever. All he needed was to take a short break and grind but he chose the easiest way out..
2018-03-26 15:01
SmithZz and Ex6 suck with the AWP. If you want to compete at the highest level you need a good sniper.
2018-03-26 15:05
#61
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Peru vaniIIa 
Or they could try a liquid type hybrid awp setup
2018-03-26 15:31
Don't forget that both NAF and nitr0 hit really many AWP shots, something that neither SmithZz nor Ex6 can do in CS:GO. shox can AWP - yes, but to me it doesn't look fine to make him AWP when there are at least 2 weaker riflers (Ex6 SmithZz) in the team and thus they do need the other teammates to make up for losing shox as a rifler. I don't think it's possible, Liquid have 4 good aimers and steel, while shox' team has at least 2 weak aimers. I doubt it will work, FaZe will easily rape them by run'n'gun.
2018-03-26 15:42
#71
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Peru vaniIIa 
Yes that is true
2018-03-26 16:05
#72
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India Reaper1 
Although this doesnt really seem to be a problem for them since KennyS might just join them, but I still think people are underestimating SmithZz, its not like he was bad since inception of CSGO, it was just that phase.. I could be wrong, but writing someone off after one bad phase is something Im not fond of!
2018-03-26 16:06
#53
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Netherlands malse_man 
Apparently kennys is willing to join shox's team if g2 fails
2018-03-26 15:14
Even if G2 fails, there should be at least 1 more guy to support shox. shox+kennyS is only 2 guys, while bodyy+apEX+NBK is 3 guys, 2<3. And if there's no 1 more supporter - kennyS can't leave G2 because of his contract.
2018-03-26 15:18
yes pls
2018-03-26 14:54
#45
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
If you have smithzz and ex6 you dont need rpk. They should get an awper
2018-03-26 15:01
#47
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India Reaper1 
actually you dont need SmithZz you need RpK, but yeah I get it, you just tried to be realistic here :D
2018-03-26 15:02
#49
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
Yep :p
2018-03-26 15:05
shox, smithzz, ex6tenz, rpk, zywoo
2018-03-26 15:11
-rpk +scream they need a heavyhitter
2018-03-26 15:19
shox and zywoo are heavy hitters, I would believe ex6tenz would prefer a consistent role player in his setup's. Thats also why in the leaked roster ex6tenz wanted to get zywoo and kenshax or whats his name, the latter doesnt seem like a heavy hitter to me.
2018-03-26 15:30
#63
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France uNLmofo 
hadji is the best man and you all want ex top players..
2018-03-26 15:32
honestly with the way how he is being disrespected by the rest of he accomplished french pros id rather have him on a team with amanek and deoduvek again.
2018-03-26 16:13
#80
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France uNLmofo 
him, with devoduvek for sure ! I dont really understand why thay always want to stick as a duo, even if they play good but i have the feeling devoduvek is stronger. A new real top 1 fr team would be looking good with some young blood in it. not all the past legend. I'm not saying they can't perform but you need sometimes to disrupt something if it's not working anymore.
2018-03-26 17:19
honestly i think the problem is once again happy. i like him as a player. i think he still got the talent to be t1 as a player. as long as he is not leading tho. his attitude always destroy teams. also screams inability to motivate is also a huge issue. im fine with rpk and kio. they can still be t1 players in the right team. and devouduvek amanek and hadji can also be part of those teams. btw i think devo is a better rifler than amanek but i think amanek is more impactful than him.
2018-03-26 18:20
??? We were talking about the new shox line up first of all, and secondly I don't know why you include 2 16-17 year olds in ex top players.
2018-03-26 17:19
I agree that teams that rely on actual strats need team players rather than running'n'gunning stars. But without players that hit their shots against the likes of FaZe/SK/mouz you will not win, good strats may help you to plant a bomb for example, but if you're a mediocre aimer - you will get killed by NiKo, s1mple, coldzera no matter what you do. Ex6 and SmithZz are mediocre fraggers, shox is a good fragger, they need 1 good AWPer and 1 good fragger. I'm sure Ex6 won't pick ScreaM, he will rather pick RpK or kio, but I'm sure it won't work. SK even kicked TACO for not hitting enough shots. You do need smart strats, yes, but you also need to handle weapons.
2018-03-26 15:38
#82
ScreaM | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina AjdiNNN 
shox kennyS Ex6tenz Scream Smithzz
2018-03-26 18:08
Very good
2018-03-26 14:29
WWWTTFF
2018-03-26 14:29
why?
2018-03-26 14:30
#7
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Lithuania LuXe 
Lol shit teams
2018-03-26 14:30
#8
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Finland perkelemeister 
HHHAHAA
2018-03-26 14:30
#9
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
roster change inc Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-03-26 14:30
#18
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Norway felt 
Good to see you VeryNicGuy
2018-03-26 14:33
#21
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
Good to see you my friend!! Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-03-26 14:33
#10
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Didn't want them at Sydney anyway.
2018-03-26 14:31
#25
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Other Phinks 
Wished f3 would have been invited instead of sungularity
2018-03-26 14:38
#27
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Neither are doing too good rn but true
2018-03-26 14:38
#69
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Other Phinks 
Flipside is a dead team imo. Just strip them off and contract shox’ new team.
2018-03-26 16:00
F3 is dead look at their MDL placement. unfortunately :/
2018-03-26 14:48
#68
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Other Phinks 
I was being sarcastic
2018-03-26 16:00
SRY didn't mean to replay to you,was talking to f3 fan
2018-03-26 16:11
why tho
2018-03-26 14:31
#14
Australia anxy 
Gob b and Scream would've been sent to Nauru any way
2018-03-26 14:32
#92
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Netherlands Deji 
Racist fk you
2018-03-27 18:06
#16
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African Union mikecool 
i can understand why EnvyUs would have to drop out, but why Big too?
2018-03-26 14:32
why envy ? gl thanks
2018-03-26 14:35
#34
PREET | 
Germany simbrero 
roster change prob
2018-03-26 14:45
one of big was(*is) away for family reasons and they didnt want to play with standin
2018-03-26 14:42
#17
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Norway felt 
What's Envy doing?
2018-03-26 14:32
#19
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Turkey ozzy4128 
AGO was favorite even if they attended the qualifiers
2018-03-26 14:33
#20
jks | 
North America xdrax 
pussies
2018-03-26 14:33
#26
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Other Phinks 
Tabsen standing in for imperial lol
2018-03-26 14:38
#28
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Slovakia TatKo 
Why tho
2018-03-26 14:38
disband inc?
2018-03-26 14:39
#31
roman | 
Germany m0nkkk 
big gonna focus on some other things rn
2018-03-26 14:39
#35
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Finland Alko^ 
sydney has very good crowd etc but half of the teams are tier 3, maybe semifinals and grand final will be enjoyable to watch but not groupstage
2018-03-26 14:46
I enjoy watching groupstage of Tier 2-3 teams at LANs when they play against each other. Obviously Tier1 v Tier3 is pretty boring, but upsets can happen (see the last Major w/ QbF haha). They need to increase the prize-pool at Sydney to $500K. Problem is the stadium is likely to cost a lot more to rent for the duration than in most European countries, so they probably spend a lot of the proceeds towards that. I think we'll see next years in Melbourne anyway at Etihad stadium which seats 60K and could get really interesting. The sporting Organisation (AFL) who owns it is pushing hard for eSports, but mostly League at this stage.
2018-03-26 15:19
#36
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Poland vzk 
So, ez group for AGO now
2018-03-26 14:47
Ez space soldiers
2018-03-26 14:53
More throwers inc hahaahaahhaah
2018-03-26 14:58
#50
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Ukraine minemax 
Both teams should change the names now. :)
2018-03-26 15:06
#52
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
Windigo?
2018-03-26 15:13
Knew they'd lose 16-0 to Order even if they made it.
2018-03-26 15:16
Why noooo
2018-03-26 15:42
#67
France vae_ 
Excepted
2018-03-26 15:45
#70
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United States Will767 
envyus been having problems from the start
2018-03-26 16:01
#77
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Germany Smelborp 
So... BIG syrson?
2018-03-26 16:24
ez for ago
2018-03-26 17:10
Like StarLadder? XD
2018-03-26 19:32
#79
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Finland Smoonah 
lol ldlc....haha debils....lol maniac....haha
2018-03-26 17:14
Where is Astralis? WTF
2018-03-26 19:31
#87
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Iceland _meehow 
ez AGO
2018-03-26 22:04
#90
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
Did big call themselves big because they knew their team would be overweight?
2018-03-27 18:05
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