FaZe invited to ESL One Cologne

Professeur
April 10th, 2018 17:29

The star-studded lineup will be coming to Germany once again as ESL confirmed that FaZe is the fourth team invited to ESL One Cologne 2018.

Despite a lack of titles in 2018 and a roster shakeup that saw Richard "Xizt" Landström, at least temporarily, replace Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, FaZe still sit at the top of our rankings. Their strong position in the scene saw them invited to ESL One Cologne 2018, the $300,000 tournament that will take place on July 3-8.

karrigan and co. will be present in Cologne

At the last year's edition of the tournament, FaZe weren't able to make it past SK, who eliminated them in the semi-final, with the Brazilians later on winning the tournament over Cloud9. Both of those teams are already confirmed for ESL One Cologne, as well as fnatic, who defeated FaZe in the grand final of IEM Katowice this March.

As of now, the following teams have been confirmed for the tournament:

Brazil SK United States Cloud9
Sweden fnatic Europe FaZe
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1139
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
#1
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Albania ez_first 
expected
2018-04-10 17:29
expected
2018-04-10 17:30
#45
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Russia ArtyomPLAY 
yes ofc not expected they are even not top1 of the world and c9's invite was more expected than this... u r kid
2018-04-10 17:33
#53
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Albania ez_first 
pasha-londonschool.pl
2018-04-10 17:35
ez for the most invited team in the world
2018-04-10 17:35
#63
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Denmark Twick9x 
Ez astralis TO THE STARS!
2018-04-10 17:39
still has mouse as his fan team
2018-04-10 17:47
#76
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Denmark Twick9x 
Yeah, because I just changed it, go look at my profile.
2018-04-10 17:49
#78
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Austria shaakeh 
very good stuff :)
2018-04-10 17:53
#80
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Denmark Twick9x 
i agree. Hør brølet!
2018-04-10 17:54
Invited to make sure at least one team chokes hard
2018-04-10 18:05
+1
2018-04-11 18:33
I removed "not" word before you paste your comment. LUL
2018-04-10 17:36
#104
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Europe deVulse 
Faze is one of the best teams in the world and definitely top t1 so its fuckin understandable that they're invitied. VP shouldnt get invites unless they prove that they significantly improved since past year (they did but its still a long way to go), but if i had to guess then they'll probably get one anyway...
2018-04-10 18:43
#166
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Sweden SQUTZY 
Are you sure about that? They haven’t been doing to good the past months. But I am happy that they are invited.
2018-04-11 07:44
#114
huNter | 
Argentina TviKa 
-1
2018-04-10 19:08
#134
Brazil Orn 
More expected LUL Expectederest*
2018-04-10 20:59
#162
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Canada G3KK0 
baited
2018-04-11 06:24
expected faze to choke against mouz in finals
2018-04-10 17:31
#199
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Germany Earlyyy 
+1
2018-04-11 18:27
ez ?
2018-04-11 16:25
#183
NAF | 
Chile strong221 
expected
2018-04-11 17:17
#2
Sweden MJeyy 
expected
2018-04-10 17:29
#168
Anders | 
Denmark RUZUR 
Are you sure?
2018-04-11 08:27
expected
2018-04-10 17:29
choke
2018-04-10 17:29
Astralis?
2018-04-10 17:30
+1
2018-04-10 17:30
tell me something they achieved on LAN in 2k18 then we can talk
2018-04-10 17:32
delusional fuck, if you don't think astralis are oke of the best teams right now you must he retarded.
2018-04-10 17:33
Tell me something faze achieved on lan in 2k18 then talk
2018-04-10 17:48
#79
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Finland Lassius 
What has FaZe achieved on LAN 2k18? Only final chokes and semis haHAA
2018-04-10 17:54
So top 4 and Grandfinals are bad , i guess online cs means much more then i guess we should put NRG in top 5 or something aswell because they do just as good as Astralis atm
2018-04-10 18:01
+1
2018-04-10 18:38
can i suck ur dick?
2018-04-10 19:53
sure
2018-04-10 19:54
#152
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1,respect
2018-04-11 00:58
not worth an invite
2018-04-10 17:29
+1
2018-04-10 17:42
#93
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India grinchxd 
says the vp fan lol
2018-04-10 18:23
VP>FAZE
2018-04-10 20:08
What's wrong with being a VP fan?
2018-04-10 22:20
#181
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India grinchxd 
VP doesn't deserve an invite either. Next FaZe vs VP matchup FaZe is gonna 16-0 twice mark my words
2018-04-11 17:07
SAYS THE VP FAN
2018-04-10 18:38
#170
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Singapore Wyattbenko 
Says the vp fan
2018-04-11 10:43
#7
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Poland cGev 
one last chance
2018-04-10 17:29
Haze
2018-04-10 17:30
#10
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France DKdarKnight 
Seems legit
2018-04-10 17:30
#11
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Portugal NaginiB 
Expected
2018-04-10 17:30
Please NiP next!
2018-04-10 17:30
+1000
2018-04-10 17:31
+100
2018-04-10 17:31
+10
2018-04-10 17:31
+1
2018-04-10 17:31
#40
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United Kingdom 3thanol99 
+0.1
2018-04-10 17:32
+0.01
2018-04-10 17:33
+0.001
2018-04-10 17:33
#62
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United States Shadow272 
+0.0001
2018-04-10 17:39
+0.00001
2018-04-10 17:39
#92
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United States Nyctop 
+0.000001
2018-04-10 18:17
#121
fnx | 
Europe lukasNTC 
+0.0000001
2018-04-10 19:31
#141
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India GET_REKT1337 
+0.00000001
2018-04-10 22:36
#153
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+0.000000001
2018-04-11 01:00
#65
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Canada ocizzle 
+0.0001
2018-04-10 17:39
+0.1
2018-04-10 17:33
#261
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Sweden FyrusCS 
+1
2018-04-15 16:42
+choke in final
2018-04-10 17:30
#14
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Brazil mth^ 
ChoKe Clan
2018-04-10 17:30
#154
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Singapore Wadufuk 
How bout sk?From top 2 in the world to top 8? 0.0 reach to playoff but lost ? Cant even reach a semi finals or grand finals anymore??it not sk era anymore
2018-04-11 01:05
#156
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Brazil mth^ 
dude... SK made top 4 (most of the time top 1 and top 2) for 2 years... SK has a lot of achievement compared to FaZe... FaZe can barely win tournaments when SK is doing bad.
2018-04-11 01:39
#157
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Singapore Wadufuk 
At least faze manage to beat sk when they are doing bad???and secondly faze improve much more better when they started with fox & co . And thirdly faze manange to stay top 3 in tourament consistently in the past touraments even in 2k18....meanwhile sk is struggling handling tier 2/3 teams at the moment
2018-04-11 01:45
#159
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Brazil mth^ 
FaZe has never beat SK b03
2018-04-11 02:24
#163
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Singapore Wadufuk 
ermm at least faze is improving and remaining consistently unlike sk who tried to sign simple and flamie but failed too
2018-04-11 06:36
#184
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Brazil mth^ 
Improving? They have lost few trophies against worse opponents . They lost to VP on LAN dude lol roster changes doenst even matter at this discussion...
2018-04-11 17:18
#217
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Compare 2016 faze to 2018 faze,compare the amount of top 3 they got when they started with the original roster in 2016. How bout sk? Didnt they lose against worse opponent as well
2018-04-12 03:58
#218
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Brazil mth^ 
yes but faze is still faling at winning events... they are a better team compared to 2016 but still really beatable
2018-04-12 04:32
#219
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Which team are undefeated?Name me
2018-04-12 06:51
Bitch you aren't a team why will he name you? FaZe is the most expensive lineup of all time. Yet they are so bad at closing out finals. SK are famous for turning around even the most grave situations. They don't tilt. Everybody knows the real best teams in the world are fnatic, SK and mouz.
2018-04-12 08:00
#223
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Hey look it the kid call berd that didnt reply me after he lost a argument on a previous post and now hes back...and firstly clearly u fail english as i m asking him to name me teams that are undefeated,secondly im not a bitch So stop assuming my gender,thirdly yes faze is one of the most expensive lineup but they are ome of the best team as well,if they are not why will they remain in the first ranking for more than 7months,fourthly if fnatic is considered on of the most best team,why are they rekt by a tier 2/3 team (tyloo)... and let me correct your sentence,everyone knows sk is one of the best team in 2016&2017 and they know that sk sucks now in 2018, and nip used to be considered one of the best team in 2012/2013 i forgot and fnatic was considered only good in 2015
2018-04-12 10:43
XD I didn't reply because I lost too many brain cells arguing Look guys here is a mad Singaporean who has zero valid arguments and can only spew hollow insults like a 13 year old fucktard
2018-04-12 10:46
#225
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Excuses???13 year old brain fucktard?seems like u r the real 13 year old kid trying to assume my age.Zero valid arguments?u just have 0 knowledge about csgo?and btw i was asking u to 1v1 in csgo but u didnt reply,which mean u r a coward lmao.spew hollows insult??u r the one insulting me lmao,state the line i insulted u 13 year old kid.i seen u commenting alot of negative comments on most of the post,seems like u love to post hate comments alot,why dont u get a life before u try to win a argument when u have 0 knowledge about csgo
2018-04-12 13:27
So mad XD What I stated is the truth and bitches can't handle the truth Drops mic
2018-04-12 13:29
#239
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Singapore Wadufuk 
The fact is that u dont accept the fact u lost to 90% of your argument,and further more u r still assuming my gender by callimg me a bitch.and the fact u have 0 knowledge of csgo and i doubt u have csgo as well since u are afraid to 1v1
2018-04-12 19:19
#257
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Why run away again?????pussy kid?
2018-04-14 06:14
Nobody cares about you pointless fucking arguments kiddo go get a life do something productive
2018-04-14 06:16
#259
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Pointless argument??or u lost the argument??and scared to 1v1?
2018-04-14 06:17
#260
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Singapore Wadufuk 
The guy with no knowledge in csgo ,stfu next ime,u lost all the argument u tried to argue,what a dick
2018-04-14 06:27
#237
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Brazil mth^ 
when i say beatable, i mean "not that hard to beat" and inconsistent.. idk.. just my thoughts. Im really sure when SK come back, FaZe will be in trouble
2018-04-12 15:35
#238
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Understandable,rlly hope sk to make a comeback! Looking forward to be sk rival again
2018-04-12 19:18
#250
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Brazil mth^ 
exciting <3
2018-04-12 19:53
#251
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1
2018-04-13 04:15
#17
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United States Err0h 
ekspekted
2018-04-10 17:30
lul trash team getting invite :o
2018-04-10 17:30
#94
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India grinchxd 
angry ence fan
2018-04-10 18:24
KKKKKKKKKKKK top1 niko XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-04-10 18:24
#180
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India grinchxd 
s1mple and NiKo top1, obviously? who else do you expect up there, Aleksib? OMEGALUL
2018-04-11 17:06
NiKo sucks lmao s1mple, NAF and KRIMZ are all way better than choko
2018-04-12 08:01
#226
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India grinchxd 
lmfao sure NiKo doesn't even choke in finals anymore eZ aF
2018-04-12 13:28
Cuz obviously they can't make any finals anymore
2018-04-12 13:31
#229
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India grinchxd 
as if Godsent can lol
2018-04-12 13:31
I give two shits about godsent. Just doplan seems like a talented guy and he's funny.
2018-04-12 13:32
#231
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India grinchxd 
what's the best team in your opinion then?
2018-04-12 13:33
There really isn't a single best team. But my top few are fnatic mouz Astralis faze c9 and liquid.
2018-04-12 13:35
#234
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India grinchxd 
Astralis, not really. It's FaZe and mousesports competing for #1
2018-04-12 13:48
FaZe isn't even competing, they are struggling to stay #1. I think it's more of fnatic vs mousesports
2018-04-12 13:54
#236
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India grinchxd 
lol not really
2018-04-12 14:03
#19
FNS | 
United States _plaZma 
C9 is gonna stop receiving invites soon :(
2018-04-10 17:31
#120
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United States Doge14 
No they aren’t xD they aren’t that bad lol they got into the semis at the last two tourneys they were in. Plus tourney organizers want American viewers
2018-04-10 19:21
#122
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
what tournaments are u watching where c9 got semis lmfao
2018-04-10 19:34
That roster is dead lmfao and they only won a major no semis after that
2018-04-10 20:22
#142
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Yh are you on drugs????? Liquid are clearly the best team in NA and if u think I'm biased then look at hltv's rankings
2018-04-10 22:46
"Clearly" No kiddo they both have had roster changes recently. We don't know which is better right now.
2018-04-12 13:33
#252
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Taco isnt a massive change he Is a pretty similar player to steel. They are both world class support players and they hold the same sites.
2018-04-13 09:38
Taco is an entry fragger
2018-04-13 09:48
#262
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
He won't play this in Liquid
2018-04-17 08:50
So that makes him a world class support player despite having never played that role?
2018-04-18 20:58
LUL
2018-04-18 20:57
#176
FNS | 
United States _plaZma 
FNS is a RIP
2018-04-11 15:28
#177
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United States Doge14 
3-20
2018-04-11 16:09
pick mouse instead
2018-04-10 17:31
#51
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United States Ilike 
+1 mouse top 1
2018-04-10 17:34
Second Place Clan
2018-04-10 17:31
#25
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
finals?
2018-04-10 17:31
#26
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Germany Gloin 
Another tournament they won't gonna win
2018-04-10 17:31
i arent know what to think
2018-04-10 17:31
#68
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United States HorchataMan 
Gib me your oil
2018-04-10 17:42
YOU GOTTA BUY OIL
2018-04-10 18:39
tier 3 event now rip
2018-04-10 17:32
with fnatic yea soo true :( aaaaaaaaaaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-04-10 19:07
Expected
2018-04-10 17:32
WHERE THE FUCK IS MOUZ AND NIP
2018-04-10 17:32
#52
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United States Ilike 
mouz top 1
2018-04-10 17:35
+1
2018-04-11 13:11
#34
fer | 
Sweden gl1iwnl 
ez for SK
2018-04-10 17:32
k
2018-04-10 17:32
ez
2018-04-10 17:32
#37
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Denmark oskarsports 
Mouz next ty
2018-04-10 17:32
NiP
2018-04-10 17:32
Go mouzzzzzz
2018-04-10 17:32
Please get rid of Xizt
2018-04-10 17:33
expected
2018-04-10 17:33
#47
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United States PepeBizon 
SS robbed
2018-04-10 17:33
Eternal 2th
2018-04-10 17:34
#50
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Other VladimirLucas 
olof will be back by then for sure
2018-04-10 17:34
#54
Magisk | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
Dont think astralis will find it worth declining this year lol
2018-04-10 17:35
#56
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Ukraine kruvchenko 
finally a decent team, not a wasted spot like SK
2018-04-10 17:35
#58
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Czech Republic Miky28CZ 
stop inviting this teams everyone know SK Gaming win that sh*t
2018-04-10 17:37
s LUL k LUL down
2018-04-10 17:38
#88
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Switzerland Alzameister 
i arent think that
2018-04-10 18:08
eZ aF 300k for FaZe
2018-04-10 17:38
#155
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Hope they wont choke lol
2018-04-11 01:10
Expected, ez for SK
2018-04-10 17:38
I hope olof returns before ESL Cologne,we want FaZe at full power to destroy rest of the teams.
2018-04-10 17:40
And then place 2nd of course
2018-04-10 17:46
Not this time! Its time for new trophies!
2018-04-10 17:47
That's a true fan
2018-04-10 17:58
#89
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Switzerland Alzameister 
i have a deja vu...
2018-04-10 18:09
What kind of ?
2018-04-10 22:00
Olof will probably be back after sydney or maybe even before
2018-04-10 20:23
Hope so... Its motherfucking time for FaZe to win more titles!
2018-04-10 20:30
true
2018-04-10 20:45
#147
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Don't worry FaZe will choke again. They are still tge only team in the top 4 not to win an event in 2018
2018-04-10 23:36
nice logic , expected from uk
2018-04-11 19:04
#253
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Sorry man but isn't Ur country constantly at war
2018-04-13 09:41
hhahahahaha maybe yes and maybe not , whats ur point tho? every country in the world is at war except for the irrelevant ones
2018-04-13 15:14
wasted invite
2018-04-10 17:43
#70
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
next NAVI and G2
2018-04-10 17:45
#91
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
NO.. pls.. no Na Vi
2018-04-10 18:11
#148
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
G2 in Ur dreams
2018-04-10 23:36
Perfect, now we know 2nd place already.
2018-04-10 17:46
+1
2018-04-11 04:24
ehhhh kinda expected
2018-04-10 17:49
#81
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Italy DarthRickraft 
oh really?
2018-04-10 17:56
#82
f0rest | 
Taiwan tudoh 
another 2nd place bois
2018-04-10 17:58
Best team in the world invited to best tournament in the world!
2018-04-10 18:01
wasted spot. but i guess you have to invite them because they have the biggest 12year old plastic fan army
2018-04-10 18:02
#97
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India grinchxd 
at least FaZe has human fans
2018-04-10 18:25
what does that mean? lol
2018-04-10 18:29
#100
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Finland Aibbee 
That brazilian people are monkeys i dunno, russians are the animals..
2018-04-10 18:35
you are from india, you're not a human omegalul
2018-04-11 06:00
#182
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India grinchxd 
says the homo erectus
2018-04-11 17:08
Wasted spot. Better to invite QBF
2018-04-10 18:11
#95
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Montenegro 1inchkuk 
Wasted spot. Better invite IBP
2018-04-10 18:24
#256
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India grinchxd 
o o p s
2018-04-13 15:43
#99
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Finland Aibbee 
invite ence god damn it
2018-04-10 18:34
#108
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Finland kimi__ 
+1
2018-04-10 18:57
#105
REZ | 
United States zSnuxy 
Invit VP mouz and liquid next
2018-04-10 18:43
Wasted spot.
2018-04-10 18:45
wasted spot
2018-04-10 18:51
next: g2, nip, liquid, cloud9, maybe vp, mouz
2018-04-10 19:04
wasted spot
2018-04-10 19:04
#111
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Netherlands ASIS 
Mouz inc
2018-04-10 19:05
Wasted spot.
2018-04-10 19:06
waste spot for this team. idk something wrong with this team. people always think they are good but always choke in the end. can't win anything LUL. HLTV should put Choke beside in ranking tab.
2018-04-10 19:14
+1
2018-04-10 19:15
Spot wasted
2018-04-10 19:15
no more invites for VP ?
2018-04-10 19:19
#126
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Germany Xantennn 
mouz? Big? Sprout?
2018-04-10 20:14
#149
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Big???!?! They are tier 3 now they don't get invited to the closed qualifier anymore nevermind the main event they have to go through the open then the closed
2018-04-10 23:38
#173
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Germany Xantennn 
Baited, lmao. So easy...
2018-04-11 13:51
Teams already looked stack.
2018-04-10 20:34
#131
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Brazil beckergod 
sk x faze in finals b05 3x1 sk Have a VeryNiceDay !
2018-04-10 20:35
ENVY? 🤣
2018-04-10 20:48
WOOOO Another event they dont have to worry about qualifying fr with xist
2018-04-10 21:27
If they dont disband by then.
2018-04-10 21:28
#139
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Israel Kp$ 
I know they suck but I hope VP will get invited and somehow go to playoffs atleast :(
2018-04-10 22:01
lol noway
2018-04-10 23:22
#169
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Israel Kp$ 
wah :(
2018-04-11 09:02
2nd place
2018-04-10 23:10
Expected.
2018-04-10 23:11
Inv mouz ffs. They deserve to be invited
2018-04-10 23:21
#150
pulzG | 
World Lord512 
Last year only Karrigan shows up for autograph session because the other 4 guys where "sick" (drunk pussys ) . Now they get an invite for the next event. Makes sense.
2018-04-10 23:42
#151
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Faze Fnatic and 2 tier 3 teams lel
2018-04-11 00:40
#158
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United Kingdom RedMayes 
+1
2018-04-11 01:46
#164
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United States Scvboy1 
VP should be the 1st invite.
2018-04-11 06:36
Nice
2018-04-11 07:34
Well, someone has to be 2nd
2018-04-11 08:01
That's pretty optimistic, thinking they'll make it past the group stage.
2018-04-11 15:10
#171
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Europe RadduZEW 
Na’Vi will be NexT invited
2018-04-11 13:11
unexpected
2018-04-11 15:02
#178
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Norway LIMITED^^ 
Expected
2018-04-11 16:17
gj FaZe
2018-04-11 17:41
too bad for good tournament
2018-04-11 18:56
Wasted
2018-04-11 19:41
#216
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Poland Kuszotke 
Why?
2018-04-11 23:39
#222
shroud | 
Indonesia reczyy 
ez fnatic
2018-04-12 08:57
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