North, Virtus.pro and Gambit join StarSeries S5 team list

Professeur
May 15th, 2018 13:32

StarLadder announced three more teams that will be attending StarSeries i-League S5, adding to the list squads that initially didn't make it through the qualifiers.

The Ukrainian-based tournament organizer revealed that FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites to the $300,000 tournament due to a busy schedule, which led to them inviting teams that finished as runner-ups in their regional qualifiers.

NEO and co. will be participating in the tournament in Kiev

Therefore North and Virtus.pro, who finished behind GODSENT and AGO in the European qualifier, and Gambit, who fell to AVANGAR in the final of the CIS qualifier, will be joining the tournament after all.

With North, Virtus.pro and Gambit, the confirmed team count rose to 15. StarLadder revealed that the 16th and last team will be revealed tomorrow, on May 16.

As of now, the team list for StarSeries i-League looks as follows:

North America Liquid Europe mousesports
United States NRG Europe HellRaisers
Kazakhstan AVANGAR  Sweden GODSENT
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Poland AGO
Sweden NiP Australia Renegades
China VG.Flash China TYLOO
Denmark North Poland Virtus.pro
Kazakhstan Gambit Other TBA
sick
2018-05-15 13:33
#9
Sadokist | 
African Union ramrod 
wasted spots
2018-05-15 13:34
#42
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Europe Z4NY 
Expected
2018-05-15 13:40
Expected
2018-05-15 13:55
#87
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India naetu 
EZ for NIP
2018-05-15 14:04
#137
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Austria shaakeh 
Unexpected, go fu North will win, expecterino
2018-05-15 15:00
#152
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India naetu 
Lol north tier 99999
2018-05-15 15:10
#158
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Poland kacper1401 
+1
2018-05-15 15:19
+1
2018-05-15 15:28
#179
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France GenezizFR 
+1
2018-05-15 16:38
#180
Snax | 
Estonia AruduS 
+1
2018-05-15 16:40
+1
2018-05-15 16:52
Tfu
2018-05-15 14:01
#169
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Canada Manikhat18 
Mad because no african teams>?
2018-05-15 16:02
#181
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France GenezizFR 
most because faze astralis fnatic and new g2(with shox) deserve it more...
2018-05-15 16:41
#216
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United States zSnuxy 
They turned down invites
2018-05-15 18:05
#220
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France GenezizFR 
yes it's sad cuz it was a gr8 and big event in start of 2018
2018-05-15 19:15
#223
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Canada Manikhat18 
THEY TURNED DOWN INVITES
2018-05-15 21:19
#224
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France GenezizFR 
I KNOW LOOK UP IDIOT
2018-05-15 21:50
#229
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Canada Manikhat18 
yes it's sad cuz it was a gr8 and big event in start of 2018 i hate the french it's swine like you that poison my country
2018-05-17 02:01
#230
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France GenezizFR 
shut up cunt
2018-05-18 20:01
#231
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Canada Manikhat18 
fuck u
2018-05-18 21:18
Very true. Should have invited cloud9, fnatic and faze..
2018-05-15 16:22
#222
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Australia Ohnorepo 
While it's wasted in terms of title contending teams, inviting VP and to an extent North is better for viewership numbers. So not wasted for CSGO's viewership numbers.
2018-05-15 20:08
#10
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Ukraine vladik6ix9ine 
GIVE THE TROPHY TO FAZE
2018-05-15 13:34
They have a busy schedule. Epl then ecs and whatnot, they didn't accept the invite
2018-05-15 13:36
#1 con EPL will invited
2018-05-15 13:45
NRG 16-0 VP
2018-05-15 13:53
#151
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Poland Nimbba 
Stop dreaming
2018-05-15 15:09
Why not? XD
2018-05-15 18:12
#149
s1mple | 
Russia Laxity 
Garbage tour, only navi mouse and liquid us good
2018-05-15 15:09
#2
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United States ascendaNt_88 
Wasted
2018-05-15 13:33
#129
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Germany LiVerGOD 
Ez for mouz/navi(if someone else than s1mple shows up)
2018-05-15 14:47
#3
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Armenia cGev 
2018-05-15 13:35
LOL WASTEDHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-05-15 13:33
Wtf?
2018-05-15 13:33
#6
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France t3r4byt3 
SK last spot
2018-05-15 13:33
#7
flusha | 
Poland Austinn 
Nice one
2018-05-15 13:33
YEAAAAAHHH ESSKEETIT VP
2018-05-15 13:33
wow, only two top-top teams with mouz and Navi
2018-05-15 13:34
#12
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
North - WASTED- VP- Wasted Gambit - Half wasted
2018-05-15 13:34
#89
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India bluejayylmao 
+1
2018-05-15 14:06
#116
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Ukraine KarlBruloff 
North, maybe, gonna try to do something. Probably, quarterfinal.
2018-05-15 14:24
#13
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Norway rabaejja 
LOL EZ FOR VP!
2018-05-15 13:34
#147
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Poland S1RO 
AGO* :D
2018-05-15 15:07
Tier 3 teams
2018-05-15 15:20
#161
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Poland S1RO 
VP too :/
2018-05-15 15:22
vp LUL
2018-05-15 13:34
#15
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
Fnatic?
2018-05-15 13:34
The Ukrainian-based tournament organizer revealed that FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites to the $300,000 tournament due to a busy schedule, which led to them inviting teams that finished as runner-ups in their regional qualifiers. You do read the article before commenting, do you?
2018-05-15 14:02
#93
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
No just looked at team list
2018-05-15 14:09
#110
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United States munkE_pOo 
+1. Typical HLTV thread :D
2018-05-15 14:22
north are super trash they lost to AGO even VP deserves invite more because they have michu' btw please vp vs ago bo3 on lan want these 12 years old ago fans to cry
2018-05-15 13:35
#53
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Ukraine f1R3_ 
AGO vs VP 2-0 )))))0
2018-05-15 13:45
#148
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Poland S1RO 
+1
2018-05-15 15:08
#157
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Poland Nimbba 
Polish El Classico kappa
2018-05-15 15:18
#70
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Poland SeweryNN 
Yes godsent rekt Ago 2-0 as well
2018-05-15 13:52
WTF?!
2018-05-15 13:34
#18
PAGO | 
Poland Funio 
ez ago
2018-05-15 13:34
Nice
2018-05-15 13:35
#20
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France the_big_black 
Lul VP. NRG better make a good run here
2018-05-15 13:35
XD NO TIER 1 TEAM IN THAT TOURNEY XDDD
2018-05-15 13:35
#38
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Norway Phancy11 
Navi and mouz? Or for u tier 1 is just astralis and faze?
2018-05-15 13:39
Navi > faze
2018-05-15 14:58
#156
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Ukraine Ch1caqOlele 
Lmao, nt
2018-05-15 15:18
#165
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Ukraine wrldedtr 
lmao eto pravda tak to)
2018-05-15 15:42
In which reality ?
2018-05-16 13:00
AGO vs Virtus.pro PLEASEEEEE F<T-S
2018-05-15 13:35
#54
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Poland EXXILON 
yeah :D
2018-05-15 13:45
#23
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United States sh0ckwavemodz 
Lmao I was so WASTED when Gambit lost to Avangar but now I am happy :]
2018-05-15 13:35
#24
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Malaysia byaIi 
mouz v HR, AVA v Gambit, NiP v GODSENT, AGO v VP cant wait
2018-05-15 13:35
#36
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Russia RoneEZ 
NRG vs Liquid
2018-05-15 13:38
#25
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
Astralis?
2018-05-15 13:35
Why arent there any tier1 teams?
2018-05-15 13:35
Busy schedule because of EPL, ECS, etc.
2018-05-15 13:37
#131
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
mouz navi not tier 1 pick one
2018-05-15 14:53
#27
byali | 
Poland Jardeet 
Greyhounds pls last spot
2018-05-15 13:35
tier 2 tournament confirmed
2018-05-15 13:37
#31
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World Tenshi_R 
can't qualify > got invites
2018-05-15 13:37
#32
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Norway Phancy11 
Tier 2 tournament mostly. Ez Navi
2018-05-15 13:37
#33
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Korea ysmple 
VP last chance to get high tier tourney
2018-05-15 13:37
#34
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
Hahaha north and vp LMAOO
2018-05-15 13:37
VP hahaha ?
2018-05-15 13:38
#37
keev | 
Germany eXoNaTioN 
VP wasted slot ?
2018-05-15 13:38
#39
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Poland icelake 
VP fail to quali to this tournament in 2-3 open quali still direct invited hahaahah
2018-05-15 13:39
+1 retarded as fck, clowns get invite no matter what
2018-05-15 13:46
None of the top teams accepted invites and vp got second in qualifiers seems fair enough to me
2018-05-15 16:25
I assume that the other teams declined the invite so they had no other choice but to invite washed up teams like these lul
2018-05-15 13:46
cuz org pay big money for invite =D
2018-05-15 13:50
#40
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United States krsfnv 
VP fails qualifier hardly, getting 9 rounds against godsent but then gets invited? xddddddd What the fuck is this event, these teams are so fn random like wtf
2018-05-15 13:39
vp in 2k18 OMEGALUL
2018-05-15 13:40
#43
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Poland fifarafa55 
VP vs AGO on lan PLEASE GOD
2018-05-15 13:42
Ez for mouz then I thought they would invite astralis faze and shit
2018-05-15 13:41
#45
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Europe DJkpot 
Ez tournament 4 navi
2018-05-15 13:41
wasted
2018-05-15 13:41
VP AHAHAHAHAH
2018-05-15 13:42
VP AHAHAHAHAH
2018-05-15 13:42
expected
2018-05-15 13:43
#50
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Lithuania MRmobis 
2 wasted spots... nice
2018-05-15 13:44
#51
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
virtus (pro) lel
2018-05-15 13:44
Easy for GODSENT.
2018-05-15 13:45
#55
PAGO | 
Poland Kimanerq 
go go vp ago :DD
2018-05-15 13:45
#57
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Europe trey_ 
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH VP HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH
2018-05-15 13:46
#59
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Iraq Bumperer 
Massive tournament 0_o
2018-05-15 13:46
WHY DO THEY STILL WASTE SPOTS FOR VIRTUS THROW AND THIS FUCKING NORTH RETARDS
2018-05-15 13:47
shut up[ prodka
2018-05-15 13:47
Gambit lost to AVANGAR in qualify but still got invited wtf?
2018-05-15 13:47
#67
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World Tenshi_R 
same with north and vp.
2018-05-15 13:49
Bylo by ne spravedlivo dat' invait Na'Vi i ne priglasit' Gambit. Nado dumat' golovoi, bratish
2018-05-15 13:57
Eto tebe nado dumat' golovoy , bratish. Invite nado vidavat' po zaslugam, a gambit na poslednem starladdere zanali last mesto v to vremya kogda navi 2nd , raznicy 4uvstvuesh?
2018-05-15 14:39
#160
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Ukraine Ch1caqOlele 
K tomy je Gambit obosralis na kvalah
2018-05-15 15:21
#186
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Russia gulyash1337 
dydi ,sori 4to Vlez,no tam zhe napiasano,4to faze fnatic I g2 otkaszalis ‘,vot i priglasili tex,komy odnoi podebi ne hvatilo do vixoda
2018-05-15 16:56
Esli ty dumaew' 4to invaiti daiut smotrya na mesto kotoroe zanimala komanda av last ivente (SLI-League) to ti to4no ne wariw' v iventah i invaitah..
2018-05-21 05:31
#187
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Argentina Renardo 
All was planned by Gambit, lost their match against AVANGAR to let them qualify and then get invited, so both kazakhstan teams join to the tournament (?
2018-05-15 17:05
no faze hahahahahahahaahha
2018-05-15 13:48
#104
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India bluejayylmao 
The Ukrainian-based tournament organizer revealed that FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites to the $300,000 tournament due to a busy schedule, which led to them inviting teams that finished as runner-ups in their regional qualifiers.
2018-05-15 14:20
no shit sherlock
2018-05-15 15:00
#65
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Germany Constikdw 
Hm no Fnatic no FaZe....hopefully at least Astralis will join
2018-05-15 13:48
#105
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India bluejayylmao 
The Ukrainian-based tournament organizer revealed that FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites to the $300,000 tournament due to a busy schedule, which led to them inviting teams that finished as runner-ups in their regional qualifiers.
2018-05-15 14:20
#112
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Germany Constikdw 
yes i read that but its still sad lul
2018-05-15 14:23
Nice!!
2018-05-15 13:49
VP again lol
2018-05-15 13:50
VP and Gambit orgs has no shame no shit... show some balls and reject the invitations
2018-05-15 13:52
#91
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv 
Xddd Apparently you have no brain as well
2018-05-15 14:07
nt chrisJ = D
2018-05-15 14:12
#72
Hobbit | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
Wtf where are astralis, cloud9, fnatic and FAZE
2018-05-15 13:55
#107
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India bluejayylmao 
The Ukrainian-based tournament organizer revealed that FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites to the $300,000 tournament due to a busy schedule, which led to them inviting teams that finished as runner-ups in their regional qualifiers.
2018-05-15 14:20
#74
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Turkey cracklords 
Last spot: space soldiers
2018-05-15 13:54
nt kebab its fnatic
2018-05-15 13:55
#108
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India bluejayylmao 
The Ukrainian-based tournament organizer revealed that FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites to the $300,000 tournament due to a busy schedule, which led to them inviting teams that finished as runner-ups in their regional qualifiers.
2018-05-15 14:20
#123
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World nakTriceps 
Probably the last spot will be SK bc they not qualify to ECS Finals and will be in Moscow days before this tournament.
2018-05-15 14:37
#75
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Denmark rash1 
North gonna go far.
2018-05-15 13:54
#76
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Poland teacandothat 
Finally VP
2018-05-15 13:54
#77
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United States SladesterG 
Optic >>>>> all teams in the tournament
2018-05-15 13:55
#144
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India bluejayylmao 
lolxd
2018-05-15 15:06
#170
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United States SladesterG 
Optic India will be good to
2018-05-15 16:11
#228
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India bluejayylmao 
lolxd
2018-05-16 13:05
#79
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CIS s1mpletop0ne 
ez win for navi
2018-05-15 13:55
Wtf stop inviting North
2018-05-15 13:58
Go BIG!
2018-05-15 13:59
#86
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Portugal educosta769 
Left spot for sk, confirmed by dead on twitter
2018-05-15 14:02
Faze waste they can't win it anyway so declined xD
2018-05-15 14:05
#90
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Asia dimazhto 
2 kazakh team, NICE!
2018-05-15 14:06
#92
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Norway insy 
Two wasted spots
2018-05-15 14:08
lmao
2018-05-15 14:09
#95
Germany [ml] 
Fail in Qualifier Get invited anyway What the actual fuck
2018-05-15 14:11
#96
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Russia ez4u 
Why are Blijats Vincere invited? Ez for Mouz If the last invited team is not ASStralis.
2018-05-15 14:14
#98
JinNy | 
Thailand fsjp 
Rigged af lol
2018-05-15 14:13
#99
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Sweden drakendilf 
VP <333333333333
2018-05-15 14:14
Ez godsent
2018-05-15 14:15
#101
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Europe fahadinho 
hahaha my team got invite, i was expecting it to be fair:D LETS GO VP TO THE FINAL AND SHUT THOSE DICKHEADS MOUTHS. VP IS LOVE VP IS LIFE
2018-05-15 14:16
#102
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Poland thiccChigga 
+1
2018-05-15 14:18
from tier 1 event with sk Faze C9 G2 to tier 4 event with VP North and Ago
2018-05-15 14:19
#106
Snax | 
United Kingdom Frasee 
what tournaments are on during or around the time of this one for 3 team to turn down invites?
2018-05-15 14:20
Ez 4 vp
2018-05-15 14:20
#111
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Poland Marcines 
inviting vp or north lmao they were desperate xD
2018-05-15 14:23
#113
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Na'Vi, Mousesports, NiP and Gambit are the favourites to win this... Otherwise lots of upset potential within this talent pool. Should be a great watch.
2018-05-15 14:24
Gambit? Zeus is on navi, wake up
2018-05-15 15:00
#141
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I know this... What point are you trying to make?
2018-05-15 15:02
Gambit sux
2018-05-15 15:05
#145
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I agree currently, but you can never count them out - Especially at events without tier 1 talent.
2018-05-15 15:07
We can. They dont have igl lmao
2018-05-15 15:10
Even hr and liquid are better
2018-05-15 15:06
wasted spot vp XD
2018-05-15 14:24
Gamgit in 2018 LUL
2018-05-15 14:24
inviting some washed up teams once again :))))))
2018-05-15 14:27
#118
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Other mikecool 
VP goes out in group stage. You heard it here first. I'm from the future.
2018-05-15 14:30
#212
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Poland icelake 
if this washedup bots NEO PASHA somehow mange to made this +15 frags in BO3 who know
2018-05-15 17:47
vp vs ago on lan lul, plz make it happen
2018-05-15 14:32
#120
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
Good mix of teams imo
2018-05-15 14:32
#121
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Lithuania size_matters 
tier2 tournament
2018-05-15 14:36
No Astralis, Faze, fnatic, C9... WTF is this brooo?
2018-05-15 14:36
june its full of events and most of themreject invites
2018-05-15 14:38
No i think there is an issue with organizers. Schedule isn't that tight. Those sponsors from S4 were shady as fuck.
2018-05-15 14:42
#126
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Czech Republic Kuba! 
wasted spots
2018-05-15 14:40
again navi vs mouz final
2018-05-15 14:44
Yeah will be ez tourney for mouz and navi
2018-05-15 14:48
#132
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Sweden aer1aL 
hellz yea VP
2018-05-15 14:53
tbh t2 event with expected winner
2018-05-15 14:54
What?? Unexpected...
2018-05-15 14:56
it's hard to pick a winner
2018-05-15 14:57
where astralis sk c9 faze fnatic ? t2 event
2018-05-15 15:00
The article did mention the reason. FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites due to busy schedule. I assume Astralis would do the same. Summer is a busy time for CSGO. Those top tier teams tend to focus on big events especially ESL/DH events where they can score more victories counting toward Intel Grand Slam. It is a bit sad but expected.
2018-05-15 15:07
#150
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Turkey Thunderball 
starseries converted himseld t1-2 to tier2-3 event LUL
2018-05-15 15:09
AGO vs VP in final
2018-05-15 15:17
LUL SK HAHAHAAHAHAHA
2018-05-15 15:18
#162
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Hungary showee 
VP invited in 2k18....
2018-05-15 15:24
NiP vs NaVi Final inc.
2018-05-15 15:32
Last slot QBFire
2018-05-15 15:50
omega
2018-05-15 15:56
#168
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Denmark donfrankie 
Unless Astralis has declined an invitation, they are the only logical choice for the last spot.
2018-05-15 15:59
#171
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Germany Strela 
navi vs mouz final
2018-05-15 16:19
honestly this makes for a far more balanced tournament. I expect to see navi and mous in the finals but anything is possible. This should be a great event
2018-05-15 16:22
Big tournament with $300k but actually a pretty weak field... NaVi probably favourites but Mouz, Liquid, maybe even NiP could reach the final.
2018-05-15 16:27
#177
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North America rockyxD 
VIRTUS PRO LUL
2018-05-15 16:32
OMG VP IS A JOKE
2018-05-15 16:35
wastedddd
2018-05-15 16:51
fantic SK faze?
2018-05-15 16:51
"The Ukrainian-based tournament organizer revealed that FaZe, G2 and fnatic turned down invites to the $300,000 tournament due to a busy schedule, which led to them inviting teams that finished as runner-ups in their regional qualifiers."
2018-05-15 18:03
Oh strontium ittrium, its same as with reading terms and conditions on websites hahaha,
2018-05-15 18:05
#185
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Brazil hugoooo 
Interesting to see a big lan without Astralis, FaZe, SK, fnatic, G2 and cloud9.
2018-05-15 16:53
Astralis might be the last invited team. I hope, at least...
2018-05-15 17:06
stop kidding botato, sk, g2, cloud2 is now tier 15 TEAMS. CRY IS FREE
2018-05-15 17:34
#189
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Europe KittyChamp 
StarSeries i-League Series is slowly becoming Tier 3 event.
2018-05-15 17:29
#214
NEO | 
Poland KristaVeR 
Let's go VP!
2018-05-15 18:03
It will be right Virtus.amateur))))))))
2018-05-15 18:09
Why the fuck did FAZE and fnatic turned down the offer?? FNATIC dont even have tournaments to play and weve only tier 2/3 teams now
2018-05-15 20:04
I'm vp fan but it sucks so much (invite system)
2018-05-15 21:56
#226
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Dominican Republic Rhy7hM 
Expected
2018-05-15 22:44
#232
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Germany Mcpleu 
LuL vp
2018-05-18 21:21
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