G2 and Legacy replace Na`Vi and Space Soldiers at IEM Sydney

Visa complications have caused Na`Vi and Space Soldiers to withdraw from IEM Sydney. G2 and Legacy replaced the two teams at the $250,000 tournament.

Despite applying for visas weeks ago, not all of Na`Vi's and Space Soldiers' players have been able to secure the documents necessary to travel to Australia, which forced the two teams to withdraw from IEM Sydney.

ESL have replaced the two teams with G2, who finished 3rd-4th in the European closed qualifier, and local side Legacy, who placed fourth in the Oceania closed qualifier.

G2 and Legacy were invited as last-minute replacements for Na`Vi and Space Soldiers

The group brackets at the $250,000 tournament have not been altered, as the French side directly replaced Na`Vi in Group B, while Legacy took Space Soldiers' place in Group A.

"We have just confirmed that both Natus Vincere and Space Soldiers will drop from IEM Sydney 2018 due to VISA complications. We know that both teams were looking forward to travelling to Australia to compete and meet their international fan base" IEM Product Manager, Shaun Clark, said in a statement.

"In both cases, not all of their teams roster were granted visas and with the long travel time to Australia and the event set to begin on Tuesday, we had to make the call in order to protect the tournament and still find suitable replacements. With this decision we are incredibly thankful to G2 Esports & Legacy Esports to join as replacements on such short notice."

“We have just confirmed that both Natus Vincere and Space Soldiers will drop from IEM Sydney 2018 due to VISA complications. We know that both teams were looking forward to travelling to Australia to compete and meet their international fan base“ said Shaun Clark, Product Manager Intel® Extreme Masters.
“In both cases, not all of their teams roster were granted visas and with the long travel time to Australia and the event set to begin on Tuesday, we had to make the call in order to protect the tournament and still find suitable replacements. With this decision we are incredibly thankful to G2 Esports & Legacy Esports to join as replacements on such short notice.“

The groups now are the following:

Group A Group B
Europe FaZe Europe mousesports
United States Cloud9 Sweden fnatic
Brazil SK France G2
Australia Legacy Denmark Astralis
Australia Renegades United States NRG
China TYLOO Korea MVP PK
Australia Grayhound   Australia Chiefs
Australia ORDER  Singapore BOOT-d[S]

IEM Sydney will run on May 1-6, with the first three days reserved for the group stage. G2 will face MVP PK in the first round, while Legacy will take on Renegades.

#1
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
sad to see the best player of all time not playing in sydney but G2 is a good replacement and SS on LAN is wasted spot anyways
2018-04-28 14:23
#2
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
rip SS :(
2018-04-28 14:22
SS on LAN LUL
2018-04-28 14:23
#18
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
:(((( unluko maluco
2018-04-28 14:23
#90
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Damn shame
2018-04-28 14:32
legacy better on lan than ss lul
2018-04-28 15:40
#277
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
+1
2018-04-28 16:04
Ohh lol here is the noob again...
2018-04-30 10:02
#441
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Oh noes, the 0 knowledge foreigner is here...
2018-04-30 14:32
OMEGALUL NAF fanboyy
2018-04-30 22:23
#451
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Says the delusional shox fangirl smh
2018-05-03 22:51
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2018-05-04 08:40
#453
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Out of arguments? Poor kid /closed4ever
2018-05-06 15:23
Learn more English silver /closed4everrr
2018-05-07 14:53
lantares *kappa kappa yo*
2018-04-28 22:54
#16
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Paraguay imjustmau 
SS wasted spot
2018-04-28 14:23
ye Legacy is better spot u dumb
2018-04-28 14:29
#113
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Sweden crindz 
+1
2018-04-28 14:35
#92
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United Kingdom Tendies 
No, pleb
2018-04-28 14:32
#204
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
On LAN they're just there so all people having faith in SS get sad
2018-04-28 14:59
#44
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
who gives a damn about ss, they are just meet for the free win grinder... however it is sad that the best player in the world wont attend!
2018-04-28 14:25
#56
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Europe _EpiC_ 
How g2 will fly there on time? Lul
2018-04-28 14:26
#70
dupreeh | 
Croatia Waylay 
They gonna set off tomorrow or today...anyways the 1st match is on tuesday so i think they will arrive on time
2018-04-28 14:28
#81
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Europe knype 
It takes around 23-25 hours to travel from france to sydney, and they play their first game in 65 hours so, they have time. :)
2018-04-28 14:31
they'll be jet-lagged as hell :/
2018-04-29 08:47
They qualified and everything
2018-04-28 14:39
#50
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France 1Faren 
ye good thing Legacy is here to replace SS, wat a wasted spot
2018-04-28 14:26
#265
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Canada zizzle21 
Like legacy won't be a wasted spot 😂😂
2018-04-28 15:50
#280
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France 1Faren 
that was the whole point
2018-04-28 16:07
#284
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Canada zizzle21 
oh didn't spidey sense the sarcasm through the keyboard gg
2018-04-28 16:12
#298
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Lithuania arres 
there was literally no sarcasm. He said that as plain as possible
2018-04-28 16:40
That's the whole point
2018-04-28 16:49
Yeah sad that XANTARES wont be playing there :(
2018-04-28 14:37
#205
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
It's more sad for S1mple tbh
2018-04-28 15:00
#228
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India grinchxd 
+1
2018-04-28 15:21
#278
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1
2018-04-28 16:05
#281
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France 1Faren 
+1
2018-04-28 16:07
Yuuuup
2018-04-28 16:48
#196
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Bangladesh drvken 
very sad
2018-04-28 14:56
best player of all time ?? LOL. Best player of all time is f0rest btw and yes he's not there.
2018-04-28 15:03
#253
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Norway just_sAvage 
true +1 but i kinda miss NiP :(
2018-04-28 15:42
what do you mean? kennys WILL play
2018-04-28 15:57
Coldzera not playing? Damn...
2018-04-28 17:04
he said best player of all time as in s1mple. Not best baiter garbage of all time
2018-04-28 17:30
#388
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Faroe Islands sundby 
cold is a shit but s1mple baits manh times more than him
2018-04-29 03:18
Coldbaiter isn’t even the best br player of all time. My man kngv has him beat there.
2018-04-28 19:14
Prove it or...
2018-04-29 09:53
#370
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Australia KatVian 
It is so sad that there is a chance that you actually might think that cold is the GOAT.
2018-04-28 22:17
I feel you. Hard times with Olof being out of business. ^^
2018-04-28 17:24
#3
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African Union BoyBetterKnow! 
SS lan dodgers?
2018-04-28 14:22
HAHAHAAHHHHSDnadjlasdk
2018-04-28 14:33
#136
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Brazil coldzao2 
MORE AU TEAMS MOREE
2018-04-28 14:40
+1
2018-04-30 06:57
Noooo why G2
2018-04-28 14:22
Did u even read the post?
2018-04-28 15:35
It was like why G2 and not a better team
2018-04-28 15:36
There are no better teams to pick
2018-04-28 15:47
NiP
2018-04-28 15:50
#282
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France 1Faren 
Liquid is probs twice as good as g2
2018-04-28 16:08
I don't care G2 playing I'm happy LOL
2018-04-28 16:28
me too i was sad simple was not going but then so happy when i found out kennyS will be there, hope they progress far so i can see him on live on stage.
2018-04-29 08:38
VP? they won with g2 in closed qual
2018-04-28 17:04
even Gambit who also placed 3-4th at the same qualifier would win against them for sure, G2 is a fucking wasted spot with fucking botwell, botyy and nbkry. They will place 13-16th, 9-12th at max, mark my fucking words.
2018-04-30 03:58
60 IQ strikes again
2018-04-28 19:22
yay, here comes the autistic overweight guy! Welcome =D
2018-04-29 00:18
Dunno if you are overweight but the other half of the comment fits you quite well.
2018-04-29 00:31
worse* but still, IEM Sydney needed a team, that will place from 9 to 16th place, the got one.
2018-04-30 04:00
#5
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Europe Skraj 
Another shitty AUS team, nice
2018-04-28 14:22
#55
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
SS or Legacy, who cares. Honestly, I think its fine for the local community.
2018-04-28 14:26
Who gives a fuck about the Aussie local community LOL. That's like talking about some unknown football country and their football community LOL
2018-04-28 14:46
#165
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
Well I dont, But the way SS played in marseilles makes me think legacy might outperform em.
2018-04-28 14:47
If you think this way then why would you want G2 there. they get crushed by everyone
2018-04-28 14:50
#182
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
Thats true tho. But atleast they can have their 3 lans and make some changes faster!
2018-04-28 14:53
this is probably the dumbest comment of the month, thanks for the laugh though
2018-04-28 14:51
#181
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
Well SS proved they kinda suck on lan. Legacy might yet prove something!
2018-04-28 14:52
this is literally their first fail ever on LAN?? stop talking out of your ass lmao
2018-04-28 14:54
You are just saying it based on DreamHack Marseille or? They had a great major run in my opinion
2018-04-28 14:54
#291
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Sweden Kasidro 
One failed lan doesn't really prove anything
2018-04-28 16:21
Yes they lost to Astralis(champions) and Gambit(semi finalists) lmfao dumb
2018-04-28 17:12
#322
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
it was the way they lost:)
2018-04-28 17:14
#320
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Lithuania arres 
Well they lost to future champs and 3rd place so...
2018-04-28 17:12
#371
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Australia KatVian 
Because is a fucking Aussie event! How can so many people not understand this?
2018-04-28 22:19
Yay let's watch every trash Aussie get destroyed 16-0 so boring
2018-04-29 00:23
#382
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Australia KatVian 
Missing the point.
2018-04-29 00:46
#414
Olivia | 
Austria SplasJ 
They are Not really smart Just ignore them
2018-04-30 10:26
#156
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Germany currrro 
4 in group A and tyloo gg
2018-04-28 14:45
6.
2018-04-28 14:22
NEIN
2018-04-28 14:22
ohh why??
2018-04-28 14:23
#10
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
wasted spot
2018-04-28 14:23
bullshit
2018-04-28 14:23
+1
2018-04-28 18:27
#12
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Rip ss
2018-04-28 14:23
#13
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Ukraine w1nth 
RIP ;-;
2018-04-28 14:23
#14
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Poland xkhao 
getting replaced by some tier1000 Australian team, omegalul
2018-04-28 14:23
#43
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
they gotta get someone from the same level for ss
2018-04-28 14:25
#98
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Hungary Shaperz 
Savage
2018-04-28 14:33
#276
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Damn
2018-04-28 16:02
#375
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Norway odinsg 
Ouch
2018-04-28 22:53
#15
Turkey ckr^ 
fck au racist people
2018-04-28 14:23
#186
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Australia kTw0 
Sorry man, we just have strict immigration laws so we can maintain our high quality of life.
2018-04-28 14:54
>high quality of life >australia pick one
2018-04-28 15:25
#236
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Australia kTw0 
Okay mr kebab. Australia is the 2nd most liveable country in the world behind Norway, has the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne, (with Sydney close behind), is ranked 2nd on the HDI, 2nd on the Education index and 4th in life expectancy. We also rarely have any acts of terror or military coups. We outrank Turkey in every index. Stay irrelevant
2018-04-28 15:33
#246
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Europe DJkpot 
REKT
2018-04-28 15:37
Lol goteem
2018-04-28 19:17
YOu forgot prices on internet and the speed of it.
2018-04-28 20:13
does internet price and speed really matter if you have to watch your back all the time?
2018-04-29 05:09
#245
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Europe DJkpot 
Wanna talk about turkey's ?
2018-04-28 15:36
You may be right. But with that flag of be careful calling others low quality of life
2018-04-28 15:49
#342
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Guatemala KlassiKer 
lmao turkey calling someone low quality,stay where you are cockroach
2018-04-28 17:57
I don't believe that they denied our apply because of immigration law maybe because of political reasons. Besides this is a team that attending 4 big tournement this year. Also 2nd at WESG. They don't need any kind of immigration shit or nice talking from you guys because they are amazing playing this year. It's true that life quality of Turkey decrease last 15 years but due to neo-liberalism but these lands are amazing nobody can't deny it also there is a reality that we are living in Anatolia which is one of the most problem area in the world. You can't judge Turkey's problems from fucking island, i'm sorry.
2018-04-30 07:24
#191
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Germany GOD_Troubley 
wut?
2018-04-28 14:55
when they make Thanksgiving dinner into a real thing
2018-04-28 16:56
Ss nooooo
2018-04-28 14:23
#19
Latvia kjyy 
xD
2018-04-28 14:23
#20
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Ss on lan shit he know already xD
2018-04-28 14:23
#21
Turkey ao1 
RIP XD
2018-04-28 14:23
#23
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Denmark Snadefar 
hahahahahaha gg simple
2018-04-28 14:23
#24
hye | 
Russia sosi 
OnlineSoldires XD
2018-04-28 14:23
#25
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Georgia Broozman 
5 Au shit teams...
2018-04-28 14:23
This event turned into total sh**
2018-04-28 14:23
#67
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
Someone is mad VP didn't get the invite. But honestly they should be thankful! losing to legacy might have been the last nail in the coffin.
2018-04-28 14:28
Tbh VP went way further in the Sydney qualifiers by beating G2(!) and NiP xD
2018-04-28 14:38
#162
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Actually VP should have got the invitation instead of g2 to be fair I don't understand ESL in this context
2018-04-28 14:47
#220
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Australia t0rrent_ 
VP might have had to decline an invite due to short notice
2018-04-28 15:10
I don't care about VP, but look at these teams, half of them is so weak. Tbh i thought that Danes are smarter
2018-04-28 17:18
#27
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Spain Alex_GV 
Ez 4 g2
2018-04-28 14:23
#216
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Spain loviac 
Nt lul
2018-04-28 15:06
#28
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Legacy and who?
2018-04-28 14:23
#35
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
xD
2018-04-28 14:24
#40
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World TjaY02x 
+1
2018-04-28 14:25
#29
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Denmark jkaemmeister 
this is great legacy promising team deserved to be there g2 looking nice as well
2018-04-28 14:23
#41
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Pakistan perth 
Legacy are promising yes but in the AU scene. I really don't want to see what is about to happen to them at Sydney because it won't be pretty. I think most people were expecting Tainted instead, would rather have those chokers than these guys. Ez 4 bl1tz tho
2018-04-28 14:25
#48
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Denmark jkaemmeister 
well tainted dogs threw with burn, so its fair big boy daddy blitz will wreck with awp
2018-04-28 14:26
#129
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
cant invite Tainted because they come 5th in the qualifier while Legacy come 4th. and the last i checked 4th is better then 5th so they deserve it more
2018-04-28 14:38
they arent promising at all, losing to all the other tier 3 au teams.. definitely promising
2018-04-28 17:00
#309
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Pakistan perth 
They beat Tainted and Corvidae tho
2018-04-28 17:01
cos tainted threw LUL not promising compared to EU teams, as much as I'd like to believe I just can't.
2018-04-28 17:16
#335
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Australia evaD3 
Well don’t throw then...
2018-04-28 17:36
#79
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Turkey Diacryses 
there are more au teams then t2 teams this event is gonna be totally failure u cant compare legacy with eu teams .
2018-04-28 14:30
> Nice as well > Losing to tier3 onliners nV 16-7 at LAN
2018-04-30 04:05
aussie visa at its finest
2018-04-28 14:24
#31
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
ss just dont want to get shit on lan
2018-04-28 14:24
#32
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Ukraine minemax 
Another nail into cs:go coffin...
2018-04-28 14:24
t2 event.
2018-04-28 14:24
faze astralis fnatic c9 mouz tier 2 mr african union
2018-04-28 17:02
#36
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
G2 gets visas in a few days but SS cant get in a month , terrible
2018-04-28 14:24
#192
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Australia kTw0 
It is hard to obtain a visa if you're from a third world country, thats why it is easier for the French.
2018-04-28 14:55
#399
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Turkey srtn16 
Well why did your grandfathers dead on Turkey in 1915 and your people coming to Turkey for visit their tomb a lot of australian in my country but we cant going yours thats not fair.
2018-04-29 11:14
#400
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Australia kTw0 
Aussies were outnumbered in Gallipoli. 1 Australian = 2 Turks, even if we lost. Won the war anyway, so stay free
2018-04-29 11:49
well G2 is a huge organisation, it is much easier for them to get the visas even within few days, sad but that's how it works
2018-04-28 15:07
that's because G2 is French, which is who we have a treaty with... and do I have to explain the turkey part?
2018-04-28 17:03
#360
ALEX | 
France Telt 
We all know why, but sure that's deplorable
2018-04-28 19:35
#37
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Poland KasPro 
WHY G2 WTF????
2018-04-28 14:24
#86
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Denmark ghostan11 
mad?
2018-04-28 14:31
#87
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Poland KasPro 
mad?
2018-04-28 14:32
#102
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Denmark ghostan11 
U seem salty
2018-04-28 14:33
#109
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Poland KasPro 
No, you're just deluded
2018-04-28 14:34
#116
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Denmark ghostan11 
Says the guy with vp flair. Facts are that vp would even struggle against nrg
2018-04-28 14:36
#127
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Poland KasPro 
Well because I'm not a plastic fan like most of the people on HLTV. I've been always supporting VP so I have a VP flair?? Yeah they're playing like shit and everyone knows that.
2018-04-28 14:37
#139
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Denmark ghostan11 
Then dont say that someone is deluded if you want vp in Sydney
2018-04-28 14:40
because VP don't deserve
2018-04-28 14:36
#170
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
How they don't deserve when they placed 2nd in qualifiers? #Fanlogic
2018-04-28 14:49
Because they won't perform and you know it I thought that Thorin's fans are smart
2018-04-28 14:50
#183
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
That doesn't mean they don't deserve it If u earn your spot how u don't deserve it? If u qualified for a major u should not play there because your overall results are pretty bad and u still imply they would not deserve that spot? Following your logic tell me how g2 deserve this spot? #fanlogic
2018-04-28 14:53
Yeah sure nice trolling, VP is an exception, they are shit I'm not shitting AU teams for example. But I hope VP retire, their performance is a disaster
2018-04-28 14:54
#199
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Ok, I'm done here arguing with people who do not seem to put any logic behind their comments Pls read once again what u said
2018-04-28 14:57
#193
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
I can only presume VP probably declined the invitation from esl
2018-04-28 14:55
#144
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
im going to guess that VP and Gambit declined, either due to seeing the visa problems or other reasons and that leaves G2 as the next spot.
2018-04-28 14:42
#145
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Poland KasPro 
Yeah that's what I think.
2018-04-28 14:42
+1
2018-04-28 20:26
#439
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
They did not, Byali said on stream no one asked them anything
2018-04-30 12:58
#38
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World TjaY02x 
rly g2
2018-04-28 14:24
SS are so trash on lan even australian government know its better to replace them
2018-04-28 14:25
#64
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France 1Faren 
with Legacy...
2018-04-28 14:27
#42
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
legacy who??????
2018-04-28 14:25
G2 who?
2018-04-28 14:33
and why not vp? I know they are bad, but they beaten G2 and lost to astralis..
2018-04-28 14:25
#75
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Denmark resolut 
i think its bcs vp would have a hard time getting visa as well?
2018-04-28 14:30
but G2 didnt have any problem?
2018-04-28 14:40
#143
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Denmark resolut 
its pretty ez for french people (and spain) and quick as well
2018-04-28 14:41
we have a treaty with France.. that's why its so easy
2018-04-28 17:06
rip turks man
2018-04-28 14:25
#47
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Portugal PrimoVictoria 
RIP
2018-04-28 14:25
They are losing war to birds and dont let them to entry to country what a noob country
2018-04-28 14:25
#68
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Poland FTSinho 
+111 F<T-S
2018-04-28 14:28
What?
2018-04-28 15:10
#51
ropz | 
Germany SteveMW 
group a is a fucking joke right?q
2018-04-28 14:26
#152
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Denmark oskarsports 
yes
2018-04-28 14:44
I don't understand why Australia and their home countries inhibit E-Sports athletes from travelling. 1. For the home country, since most teams have native players (excluding maybe Mouz and FaZe), its a change to assert dominance in the E Sports sector. 2. For Australia, it increases tourism cause PEOPLE want to see Na Vi and SS play man.
2018-04-28 14:26
And USA?
2018-04-28 14:34
USA grants E-Sports visas all the time. E-Sports is recognized as a real sport in America so they are able to acquire Visas just as fast as other athletes coming in the country.
2018-04-28 14:38
so what happened to Tyloo and 100T?
2018-04-28 14:45
Their just tier 100000 :) I said to E-Sports players not throwers
2018-04-28 14:46
Right
2018-04-28 14:48
Tyloo? THINKING
2018-04-28 17:07
#53
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Australia not_prokda 
Legacy wasted spot
2018-04-28 14:26
#54
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
sad
2018-04-28 14:26
#57
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Brazil UndeadHero 
New WCA
2018-04-28 14:26
I cant blame australia to not give ez visa to ppl from ukraine and turkey
2018-04-28 14:26
#59
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ehh fuck you australia
2018-04-28 14:26
why exactly?
2018-04-28 14:30
#99
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
beacuse of that stupid visa
2018-04-28 14:33
apply earlier? navi were invited and ss qualified a while ago so get them as soon as possible
2018-04-28 14:34
+1 lol And repeating events usually happen at same or close to same date as original ones.
2018-04-28 14:40
yea this event was 1 day difference lmao
2018-04-28 14:44
#61
Jame | 
Belarus RedScreed 
Omg, why garbage named G2. Why Legacy? Why not NIP? Retarded...
2018-04-28 14:26
#65
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
+1
2018-04-28 14:27
+1
2018-04-28 14:30
#80
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Poland KasPro 
Why not VP? Who beat both NIP and G2 in the qualifier
2018-04-28 14:30
Actually yea invite VP so i can see the downfall of VP and i get to see them lose to an AU or Asian team
2018-04-28 14:35
#122
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Poland KasPro 
yeah same
2018-04-28 14:36
both spots wasted tbh.
2018-04-28 14:27
#63
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
why not nip/gambit/tl
2018-04-28 14:27
#66
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
Group a.... shit faze with xizt, a worse sk and weakened c9. rest are au and asian teams lmao. Astralis, mouz, fnatic and g2 on the other side, fantastic
2018-04-28 14:28
#297
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Denmark Fjumse 
Rigged for Faze
2018-04-28 16:36
have u seen g2s results?
2018-04-28 17:09
#321
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
yes
2018-04-28 17:13
g2 not promising at all my man
2018-04-28 17:16
#328
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
doing well online, and at least 4th best on both groups. looking better than sk imo
2018-04-28 17:21
um
2018-04-28 17:23
two of the best teams replaced by some random trash and Legacy
2018-04-28 14:28
Ss - one of the best... At losing on lan..
2018-04-28 15:52
How is G2 random trash?
2018-04-28 22:22
not random, but trash
2018-04-30 04:10
#71
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CIS Lucky21 
5 teams from australia
2018-04-28 14:29
lmao
2018-04-28 14:29
#89
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Pakistan perth 
Didn't you say you were going? Rip your money bro Lol
2018-04-28 14:32
Astralis v C9 final?
2018-04-28 14:36
#74
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Turkey Jarrod 
3. World country australia gj
2018-04-28 14:29
AAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH
2018-04-28 14:36
#157
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Denmark oskarsports 
Australia > Turkey, not Australia's fault that SS to retardet to get VISAs as a pro player
2018-04-28 14:45
not AU's fault, it's our visa process we dont change our laws so some fucking counter strike pros can come in the country
2018-04-28 17:10
#76
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Poland KasPro 
VP beats g2 and g2 gets invited anyways. Nice fucking logic
2018-04-28 14:30
#135
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Denmark resolut 
i think you're the stupid one here. vp probably cant get a visa in time seeing as they're from poland. meanwhile its pretty ez for eu country such as france (and spain for that matter)
2018-04-28 14:40
#141
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Poland KasPro 
Oh so Poland isn't in EU? Yeah I guess you're the stupid one here.
2018-04-28 14:40
#149
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Denmark resolut 
yeah thats not what i meant. what i meant was an EU country such as france (that has a pretty high standing ( they're in the G7 so they're pretty renowned in the world and therefore would have an easier time in getting visas in time). dont jump to conclusions. you're the stupid one here
2018-04-28 14:43
#158
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Poland KasPro 
I guess that's pretty obvious France will get a visa faster than Poland. Don't act smart, we all know, im just joking, chill poland
2018-04-28 14:46
G2 is not playing well but VP is a whole new level of shit, sorry
2018-04-28 15:03
G2 WILL WIN
2018-04-28 14:31
#83
ropz | 
Germany SteveMW 
if its possible they should redraw the groups and such cuz this is obvious ez event. I mean faze wont make it out of groups anyways eksde
2018-04-28 14:31
why would they redraw? It will be g2 vs mvp instead, not much difference there g2 still gonna win that.
2018-04-28 14:34
#85
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
wow what a change of events
2018-04-28 14:31
#88
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Finland Vkims 
So much austalian teams in this tournament
2018-04-28 14:32
#91
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Germany doondock 
Bad
2018-04-28 14:32
#93
NEO | 
Poland k@nios 
Why not VP? This is so retarded
2018-04-28 14:32
#111
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Pakistan perth 
Would have liked to see VP instead of G2 I don't like the team one bit but I can't deny that they have an enormous fanbase which would be good for a country with a not so developed CS scene.
2018-04-28 14:34
Yeah lets watch vp lose all their games against tier 5 teams. No one would want vp there, not even vp would want vp there
2018-04-30 11:00
#417
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Pakistan perth 
Yeah but IMO G2 rn is a fkn trainwreck. Both teams are boring as fuck.
2018-04-30 11:04
coz they probably cannot get a visa in time? lol why is it retarded?
2018-04-28 14:35
nothing against g2, least they got a good team as a replacement. SS weren't going to go far anyway, but still a shame they cannot attend.
2018-04-28 14:32
#95
Turkey ckr^ 
tier 5 tournament now
2018-04-28 14:33
because Navi cannot attend? Navi wasnt going going to achieve much more than g2 will.
2018-04-28 14:36
No bc of 5 aus and 3 asia teams
2018-04-28 15:28
you said "now" so i assumed you were sayings its tier 5 because navi and ss cant attend
2018-04-28 15:31
No not bc of that Especially bc of legacy, like wtf
2018-04-28 16:44
#96
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Korea ecsta_s1 
wasted af
2018-04-28 14:33
shame on alex
2018-04-28 14:33
#103
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Pakistan perth 
Expected First with World War I and now with IEM Sydney, easy for the anzacs.
2018-04-28 14:34
the turks won at gallipoli we lost 100000 men there..
2018-04-28 17:14
Everybody’s showşng their hate towards ss up there lul
2018-04-28 14:34
SpaceS or Legancy? What the differance, both would go 0-2
2018-04-28 14:34
#163
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Denmark ghostan11 
And vp would go with 0:2 as well
2018-04-28 14:47
vp would go with 0:32
2018-04-28 14:50
It happened once. I don't think losing to Astralis or Gambit is a shame.
2018-04-28 14:54
Sad to see our boys are not gonna play but G2 is a good replacement tbh
2018-04-28 14:34
BUT... Vp beat g2 in quals for IEM sydney AND G2 invited for free?!?!?!? WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS IEM?!??!?! why not vp cykaaaaa
2018-04-28 14:36
#123
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Denmark resolut 
hard for poles to get visas to australia
2018-04-28 14:36
polska mad cuz vp bad ?:D
2018-04-28 14:37
MAD
2018-04-28 14:40
wtf why G2 and why Legacy? Where is NiP, Liquid etc..?
2018-04-28 14:39
3rd world problems
2018-04-28 14:39
5 au teams and 3 asian teams,nice event
2018-04-28 14:40
why not VP LOL
2018-04-28 14:42
OMEGALUL
2018-04-28 14:42
#148
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Switzerland Sylleo 
navi T_T s1mple cant catch a break
2018-04-28 14:43
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-04-28 14:43
Legacy? fuckign really. This even is so shit now.
2018-04-28 14:44
Unfortunate
2018-04-28 14:45
lmao g2 wasted spot no difference between no team and G2 XDDDDD
2018-04-28 14:46
LUL Legacy (who) > NaVi & SS
2018-04-28 14:47
You guys say ss wasted spot..G2 is fucking worse the ss lol....
2018-04-28 14:48
#167
ZywOo | 
Austria arngnr 
who called it? i called it. who called it? I called it LUL
2018-04-28 14:48
G0-2 lul
2018-04-28 14:49
LOOOOL easy all maps de dust 2
2018-04-28 14:49
YES!!! G2 it's your chance to prove yourself!
2018-04-28 14:49
with botweel, botyy and nbkry is NT at max
2018-04-30 04:14
wtf.
2018-04-28 14:49
NAVI DOMOU!
2018-04-28 14:50
#178
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
Its funny, because there is 5 australian teams and i bet that not a single one of them will make it to the playoffs
2018-04-28 14:50
Visa policy is a joke
2018-04-28 14:51
this event feels like tier3 legit
2018-04-28 14:53
#185
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United States jaeger_steam 
Group A so obviously stacked to have best chance of getting home team to playoffs, wtf. Wasnt really paying attention before, was navi in A or B? If they were originally in B that could go down as the worst group draw in csgo to date...
2018-04-28 14:54
Sadly they were originally in B.
2018-04-28 15:32
#194
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Turkey naberpanpa 
boyle birsey yok ya anasini sikeyim boyle sanssizligin amina amina koyayyim emi
2018-04-28 14:55
#195
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Denmark hanzteezy 
Ss Lan dodgers OMEGALUL TRAUMA FROM MARSEILLE
2018-04-28 14:55
"Despite applying for visas weeks ago..." Weeks ago, how long have they known they were coming? Just curious because I've known for over a month and it usually takes longer than a couple of weeks to get a visa, esp when you're from sketchy countries.
2018-04-28 14:56
#238
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Ukraine minemax 
The organizers should have invited Navi much earlier, then. Well, maybe Navi should've contacted them as well asking something like "Are you going to invite us?", lol.
2018-04-28 15:33
I think they waited too long to apply for the visa. Either way it's definitely a shame the #1 player in the world won't be there. As for SS, sidestep to legacy makes no difference
2018-04-28 15:41
#252
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Ukraine minemax 
They applied on April 9.
2018-04-28 15:41
Yeah it's not unusual for it to take over a month. Takes 6 weeks for us to get a new passport for travelling, have to plan these things ahead of time.
2018-04-28 15:43
#327
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Australia eClipz-AU 
My partner from Russia was denied her visa 3 days ago, she applied on April 2nd. It takes approx 21 days at this time of year. It's very, very hard to get visa approval, one small hole in your story and and they simply won't let you in. Disputes are lengthy and costly.
2018-04-28 17:19
Ahh, well they haven't been denied (yet). If it takes 21 days, i guess they'll find out on May 1st, the day the games start, hence the tournament withdrawal
2018-04-28 18:17
#409
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Australia Samrith 
Applying visa, 25 days to 45 days.... it shows on papers.
2018-04-30 04:23
#198
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Turkey J4WS 
ez lan dodge
2018-04-28 14:57
#200
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Netherlands Deji 
RIP
2018-04-28 14:57
#201
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Poland Hamadoshi 
rip Na'Vi...
2018-04-28 14:57
#206
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Sweden NeilCS 
Good luck to both teams replacing the Russian team. But... FNATIC take our energy <3
2018-04-28 15:00
vp beat g2 at quali wtf
2018-04-28 15:01
Dang, faze SK and c9 already had it easy, now they have it even easier...
2018-04-28 15:02
#209
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Greece knk74 
I blame erdogan
2018-04-28 15:02
#210
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Turkey Sp3lt0r 
rip Australia, rip Sydney..
2018-04-28 15:02
#212
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Latvia 4swen4 
GOOD TOURNAMENT TURNS OUT TO BE SHIT WHY THEY EVEN NEED THAT TOURNAMENT THERE, WHO IS WATCHING CS IN AUSTRALIA
2018-04-28 15:03
Group A is basically a joke
2018-04-28 15:04
#215
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Brazil SK|coldzera 
not enough australian teams?
2018-04-28 15:05
#218
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Turkey darknight53 
5 australian team nice tournament nice !
2018-04-28 15:09
#218
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Turkey darknight53 
sorry for spam
2018-04-28 15:10
Why not VP? VP was higher than G2 in EU qualifier to Sydney Lul
2018-04-28 15:11
Cause they are trash anyway LUL
2018-04-28 15:30
Maybe they don't play very well but this slot should belong to them because they were higher than G2 in qualifier
2018-04-28 15:45
Maybe they didn't want to go at last minute who knows.
2018-04-28 15:46
Maybe
2018-04-28 15:47
why not nip?
2018-04-28 15:11
#224
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Australia t0rrent_ 
All im hoping is that at least one au team will make it to quarters
2018-04-28 15:12
Faze, c9 and sk to playoffs confirmed Otherwise disband
2018-04-28 15:16
Ridiculous tournament this is. At next DHM Stockholm they gonna invite nip, fnatic, godsent, enyoy and then have 7 spots for Nordic qualifiers and 1 half for the rest of the world like this event.
2018-04-28 15:19
#227
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Serbia johnnie87 
I wish that other big teams unite to boycott IEM Sydney to support Na'Vi & SS (I know it's up to Orgs, not players). And I agree, why not VP instead of some tier 5 Aussie team.
2018-04-28 15:20
Natus NoVisacere
2018-04-28 15:31
rip
2018-04-28 15:33
Flamie dodging another lan?
2018-04-28 15:31
lol. nt
2018-04-28 15:34
Can we just stop hosting in these countries that frequently have visa Issues OR at least make the events like 5 months after qualifying so it doesn't turn into a farce.
2018-04-28 15:34
Wtf? Why fuckin braindead kangroos why?!
2018-04-28 15:35
#243
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United States benk125 
Rigged Now they get Aussie team in playoffs
2018-04-28 15:36
tier 2 event now lol
2018-04-28 15:38
#248
suicide | 
United Kingdom ollin 
5 au teams? wut
2018-04-28 15:39
Enjoy your shitty Ocenia event ok
2018-04-28 15:42
#260
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Turkey srtn16 
+1
2018-04-28 15:47
#258
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
LUL nice country, visas issues FTW
2018-04-28 15:46
#263
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Canada zizzle21 
Fuck I really wonder who's gonna get out of group A now (btw its 3 teams)
2018-04-28 15:48
#267
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Netherlands itsm 
G2 have been performing well lately! Deserved spot..
2018-04-28 15:52
I think so to, if every player can show up and play well they have a chance at the Victory
2018-04-28 22:40
#269
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Poland Banan_IDK 
i already had 2k $ bet on navi aktibe ehh
2018-04-28 15:54
LEGACY HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAA. Youd be better off inviting an open team for christ sake
2018-04-28 15:54
#271
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
hahaha very noice :-)))))
2018-04-28 15:55
#272
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Brazil beckergod 
4 aussie and tyloo in group A LUL free pass to arena for faze sk and c9 LUL
2018-04-28 15:55
thrash2 even worse than legacy
2018-04-28 16:05
5 shitters australians teams, no CIS, no virtus.pro OMEGALUL tournament :D
2018-04-28 16:10
#285
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
unlucko malucko
2018-04-28 16:12
Legacy is going to get so destroyed, 16-0 inc
2018-04-28 16:12
#287
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Vietnam rollofocker 
doesn't really matter since the whole world will be asleep during the matches LUL
2018-04-28 16:13
Wow the skill gap between group a and b wtf group a suck??
2018-04-28 16:18
#290
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World Nydhogg 
No SS on LAN PepeHands
2018-04-28 16:18
they tryna get as much aussie teams in group A as possible to make it so they have a chance at one team making it out of groups xD why not just put legacy in group b?!
2018-04-28 16:22
LUL
2018-04-28 16:23
smh
2018-04-28 16:26
#296
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Bosnia and Herzegovina DeviceGOAT 
Its not enough 7 shitty teams from asia and australia lets add one more
2018-04-28 16:28
Rip xd
2018-04-28 16:49
#303
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Turkey haram123 
IEM Sydney 2018 fuck idiot turnuva :@
2018-04-28 16:53
#304
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Serbia johnnie87 
When you look at the groups, you don't whether to cry or laugh.
2018-04-28 16:55
Group A is rubbish. G2 should of been added to A. SK, C9 and Faze wont have much problem with the other teams. Group B is a lot stronger
2018-04-28 16:58
#315
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United States Freakmode 
Does any other big event get stacked with shit teams from the host country? wtf
2018-04-28 17:06
5/16 teams are australian shitter tier. Lol great tournament. Glad I didn't travel over for this.
2018-04-28 17:23
these are the most unfair groups ive ever seen
2018-04-28 17:30
#387
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Norway SystRay 
+1
2018-04-29 01:07
#334
mock | 
United States fizZz^ 
why wouldnt they put Legacy in group B and G2 In group A so 1 group doesnt have 5 Australian teams
2018-04-28 17:36
+1
2018-04-28 17:58
#386
mock | 
United States fizZz^ 
Haha several hours later and im still shaking my head
2018-04-29 01:06
#336
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France StickyRice 
Group B is so much tougher OMG. Getting the 4th team in an Oceania qualifier instantly drops that event from Tier 2 to Tier 3. Marseille was much more stacked.
2018-04-28 17:36
one of these rando aus teams will do something interesting mark my words
2018-04-28 17:47
s1mple FeelsBadMan
2018-04-28 17:52
#340
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Europe Conq 
rip b group
2018-04-28 17:52
lol rip
2018-04-28 17:53
fucxk yeah viva la france
2018-04-28 17:57
#345
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Sweden QerB 
Why would G2 get the spot instead of VP? I thought VP came second in the qualifier??
2018-04-28 18:00
#415
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
Maybe because Virtus pro wasn't able to come
2018-04-30 10:33
#449
Snax | 
Venezuela MrBecon 
They did not, Byali said on stream no one asked them anything !!!
2018-05-01 14:29
#346
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Spain akproxx 
Unlucko soldiers
2018-04-28 18:06
and Maluko Vincere
2018-04-28 20:18
#347
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Australia NotSoMLG 
No i wanted my NaVi jersey signed :(
2018-04-28 18:06
#348
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Hungary subzera 
i hate navi and dont like simple but hes on point rn so thats an oof
2018-04-28 18:07
Why wasnt this all sorted months ago?
2018-04-28 18:39
Group A is a joke
2018-04-28 18:44
#353
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
G2 and who?
2018-04-28 18:44
LOL group A is a joke
2018-04-28 18:49
ss are scared of LAN?? :thinking:
2018-04-28 18:52
#356
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Feelsbad for s1mple... he just can't catch a break. It's fucking 2018 and professional teams/players still have issues with VISAs, it's beyond absurd at this point.
2018-04-28 18:52
sucks that navi cant be there but legacy will probably put up more of a fight than ss would've anyways
2018-04-28 20:59
good swap for SS but RIP navi
2018-04-28 21:39
Sad for both teams
2018-04-28 21:50
#369
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Brazil Seleskva 
It's so frustrating when the teams can't attend events because of visa issues. Reminds me about when 100Thieves couldn't attend the major.
2018-04-28 22:11
#372
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Turkey goodluckSS 
Wtf you all telling about SS, can’t you be at least a bit more respectful, SS overall was performing good, they just lost 2 bo1 in one day, they don’t deserve this shit, they are still #15 (legacy good change for SS - omegalul australian t2 team)
2018-04-28 22:21
#377
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
Biggest omega lul in 2018 !
2018-04-29 00:08
#380
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France Deadfish 
good luck
2018-04-29 00:23
kids mad because of Legacy being added
2018-04-29 00:49
#385
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Norway SystRay 
Such a shame :(
2018-04-29 01:05
Can we talk about how stacked group B is compared to group A? 4 Aussie teams + Tyloo. No offense to the Aussies but their teams just arent quite at that tier 1 level yet.
2018-04-29 03:23
Wow.... not envyus
2018-04-29 03:30
#391
Snax | 
United States MNSA 
nice, another AUS team to job to actual teams and MEME2
2018-04-29 03:44
well at least now I don't have to be disappointed that I was going to miss 1/2 of the event anyway... no Na'Vi no team to really cheer for
2018-04-29 08:44
#396
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Tunisia wotup_newfag 
Washed2 wasted spot
2018-04-29 09:09
#398
byali | 
Poland Kola2k 
why g2? virtus pro won with g2 in qual for iem sydney
2018-04-29 10:45
legacy is tier 10 team are u kidding me sydney why u do this ???
2018-04-29 12:42
apexGOD top 1 <3 <3 <3
2018-04-29 12:43
Ah, IEM Sydney just became so less worh to watch it.
2018-04-29 14:14
Space soldier dodging lan to avoid another humiliation ^^. Nah kinda sad for them, i wanted them to prove last lan was just a counter performance to shake things up a bit.
2018-04-30 13:00
U DONT UNDERSTAND CS BRO SS TIER 1
2018-05-01 01:01
Made me laugh gj ^^.
2018-05-01 10:52
that was the plan =)
2018-05-01 23:06
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