Team list, talent for ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier announced

Eight of the world's best teams have been invited to this year's edition of ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier, which will take place on July 21-29.

CS:GO returns to Atlanta and ELEAGUE's arena in the Turner Studios this July. ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 will close out the first part of the year with eight elite teams competing for a $1,000,000 prize pool.

FaZe will return to Atlanta after winning last year's tournament

Astralis, FaZe, Natus Vincere and mousesports have been confirmed for the tournament, with the all of the eight competing teams currently amongst the top 10 places of our rankings.

The team list is as follows:

ELEAGUE has also revealed the on-air broadcast team for the tournament. Slotting into the host position this time around will be Alex "Machine" Richardson, with Sue "Smix" Lee returning as the reporter. The casting and analysis will be done by renowned names such Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole and Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović.

The full lineup for the broadcast team is available below:

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Host
United States Sue "Smix" Lee - Reporter

United Kingdom James Bardolph - Caster / Analyst
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Caster / Analyst
Denmark Anders Blume - Caster / Analyst
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Caster / Analyst
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunovic - Analyst

Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot
gg ELEAGUE is back
2018-06-20 17:19
12 replies
#20
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Austria shaak!
gg expected
2018-06-20 17:21
8 replies
gg SK so bad
2018-06-20 17:56
7 replies
gg no nip
2018-06-20 17:58
2 replies
No G2 ;_;
2018-06-20 18:02
#203
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Denmark fedling
In case you havnt find out, they didnt invite nip because of the minor
2018-07-04 09:27
Group A - c9 +navi / mouz = group of death
2018-06-20 18:28
3 replies
+1 so C9 got easier opponents to play with
2018-06-20 19:20
1 reply
Yeah , they has some chance to forward
2018-06-20 21:51
rip group A xD
2018-06-21 15:45
will be a qualify?
2018-06-20 17:21
1 reply
#80
allu | 
World quen1
No only 8 Teams
2018-06-20 17:49
#35
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Italy HeSY
so bad without SadoG
2018-06-20 17:23
Eleague sucks. Way better than pgl tho
2018-06-20 17:20
Lit
2018-06-20 17:19
#4
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Sweden pontus767
Great
2018-06-20 17:19
#5
JW | 
Sweden Hasklon
C9 LUL
2018-06-20 17:20
CLOWN9 OMEGALUL
2018-06-20 17:20
#7
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World vihS
Since when Janko was British lmao
2018-06-20 17:20
Machine gonna carry
2018-06-20 17:20
Nice
2018-06-20 17:20
looks promising
2018-06-20 17:20
#11
AZK | 
United States tzvn
perfect teams
2018-06-20 17:20
#12
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United Kingdom InsCS
Anders and Ynk are British?
2018-06-20 17:20
1 reply
#121
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Greece knk74
What have they done to wanko
2018-06-20 18:36
#RunSKG
2018-06-20 17:20
#14
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
Same pricepool as major lul
2018-06-20 17:20
1 reply
#50
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Estonia Eduzera
prize*
2018-06-20 17:29
E League best company hands down
2018-06-20 17:21
Smix<3
2018-06-20 17:21
#18
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Sweden JPKmad
No Richard Lewis and thorin ripperino
2018-06-20 17:21
STOP INVITE SK TO EVERY EVENT THEY SUCK THEY SHOULD NOT BE INVITED TRAAAAAAAAAAAAASH
2018-06-20 17:21
10 replies
#67
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Brazil DooteR_
Because they are Top 6 in Ranking...
2018-06-20 17:36
9 replies
If you think they are #6 you are stupid they have gotten out of groups most of any team in top 10 they just get invited to every event so they get free points....
2018-06-20 17:40
2 replies
#74
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Brazil DooteR_
You have Brazilian IP, fakeflagger
2018-06-20 17:42
1 reply
no u
2018-06-20 17:44
From winning two tier 4 tournaments... Pretty sad tbh. But I guess someone has to get last place anyway.
2018-06-20 17:54
5 replies
Do u really think sk is worse than c9?
2018-06-20 18:27
4 replies
#134
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Brazil d1rk
Never..
2018-06-20 18:58
Probably not. I was just pointing out the obvious reason why their rank 6 is a pointless indicator to them being a good team.
2018-06-20 19:51
2 replies
But U said “Some1 has to get last place “ And generally the last place is for the worst team So that doesn’t make sense
2018-06-21 00:37
1 reply
Generally two teams will share last place in a GSL group format. So it makes perfect sense.
2018-06-21 06:54
:( vp?
2018-06-20 17:21
1 reply
#104
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Poland DaVarri
Who?
2018-06-20 18:09
why clown nine? is shame to the eleagues
2018-06-20 17:21
I thought Anders was danish NVM, already fixed ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-06-20 17:22
Good Good, none of the bad guys
2018-06-20 17:21
EZ4ASTRALIS
2018-06-20 17:21
3 replies
Also ANDERS
2018-06-20 17:23
I expected ez4ence :((((
2018-06-20 20:16
1 reply
But they are not at the event :((((
2018-06-20 20:33
awesome,I love eleague events
2018-06-20 17:21
Ez for SK I WANT TO BELIEVE
2018-06-20 17:22
Smix <333
2018-06-20 17:22
#31
NiKo | 
India Sishir
Eleague always has the worst and the smallest talent team of all the event organisers.
2018-06-20 17:22
1 reply
smallest, yes. Worst? What the actual fuck is wrong with you? I would've loved to see some more names there but the ones they have are fucking glorious
2018-07-09 13:39
#32
Zeus | 
Russia StaleR
Ez4 navi
2018-06-20 17:22
#34
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Denmark mohzart
why is SK still invited to top tier events?
2018-06-20 17:23
6 replies
If u read the post
2018-06-20 17:26
#54
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Estonia Eduzera
why is FaZe lost ALL BO3 for SK in last year?
2018-06-20 17:31
4 replies
Become SK had the mental edge and were a top 5 team. Now they are struggling. That being said, SK has a massive fanbase which will bring view to eleague (and let's not forget coldzera)
2018-06-20 18:10
2 replies
#185
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Estonia Eduzera
"18th of May 2018"
2018-06-21 02:47
1 reply
#187
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Denmark mohzart
we're talking about this year 2018 event is in 2018 english por favor
2018-06-21 04:41
Stacked tourney PogChamp
2018-06-20 17:23
#38
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Sweden Vanci
Idk when Anders change from danish to British, YNK from serbian to British and Moses from American to British... Fixed
2018-06-20 17:28
VP ? Kappa
2018-06-20 17:24
sick team list if we only had +NRG -Clown 9 xddd
2018-06-20 17:24
#41
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Indonesia nangidyr
c9 with fns?
2018-06-20 17:25
2 replies
#60
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United States tzvn
with NBK
2018-06-20 17:33
1 reply
#62
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Indonesia nangidyr
with n0thing
2018-06-20 17:34
This Is gonna be greeeeat so many good teams
2018-06-20 17:25
Finally no Henry g and sadokist
2018-06-20 17:25
this is sick... cant wait too see the match page mibr x fnatic.. holy.. im hyped even tho SK isnt doing good
2018-06-20 17:27
machine hosting PogChamp should be ez for Astralis, looking forward to it!
2018-06-20 17:27
#48
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United Kingdom cowbunga
Stacked tournament tbh, will be great to watch
2018-06-20 17:27
Cloud9 succks
2018-06-20 17:28
#51
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United States Httrdc
Holy shit this is stacked. Eleague back at it
2018-06-20 17:29
No thorin or richard Lewis, great event
2018-06-20 17:30
1 reply
FeelsGoodMan no cringe jokes and racism FeelsGoodMan
2018-06-20 17:47
#53
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Japan Sarada
Why NiP why?? :(
2018-06-20 17:30
3 replies
#55
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Germany Constikdw
Because they’re bad
2018-06-20 17:32
#59
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Estonia Eduzera
GeT_RighT is dead since 2016
2018-06-20 17:33
#142
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Iraq XHunt3R1
They will be in EU minor 21-22 July
2018-06-20 19:09
#56
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Germany Constikdw
Top 8 basically...love to see it
2018-06-20 17:32
No G2 :-[
2018-06-20 17:32
#58
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Germany Flachzange
Why smix omg
2018-06-20 17:32
#61
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Turkey miNO16
DUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDU
2018-06-20 17:34
C9 0-2
2018-06-20 17:34
Nice Eleague, good to see they arent inviting big org with sucking lineup like VP or NIP, even tho inviting SK and Clown9 suck its still some great invite team and talent wise, looking forward for this insand production to give us a good event
2018-06-20 17:36
3 replies
#138
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
C9 is the eleague major winner.they might be the first invite.
2018-06-20 19:07
2 replies
Yeah thats a pretty shitty way to invite and that situation proves it, Biggest fluke tournament ever and they hard suck now
2018-06-20 19:50
1 reply
#176
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Its not. NiP got invite IEM Oakland 2017 for winning that in 2016. North got that for Epicenter. Navi got that for ESL Newyork. Its nothing new. Atleast here they won a major this year not last year.
2018-06-20 22:04
#66
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Europe erhansol
no henryg and sadokist :(((
2018-06-20 17:36
ANDERS POGGERS
2018-06-20 17:37
Wtf, i expect 16 teams not 8
2018-06-20 17:41
Machine is the host. That’s a great improvement
2018-06-20 17:48
Wow. Good teams
2018-06-20 17:49
cloud 9 OMEGALUL
2018-06-20 17:49
I like this talent lineup and the team list couldn't be any better. I don't think these are the group draws because these would be pretty imbalanced I'm really looking forward to this event
2018-06-20 17:51
2 replies
Well I would say these are pretty balanced groups, Clown9 is bad and liquid pretty overrated so group A have 2 Top teams and 2 weaker one and group b have 2 good teams in navi and mouz 1 team that we dont really know about but should be pretty nutty in fnatic and one bad team in SK, Only reason why this may look unbalanced is because Astralis is too strong atm and theyre almost a secured playoff spot
2018-06-20 18:02
1 reply
Yeah I think it might be good in that faze and astralis are guaranteed not to meet before the final so its probably good. I just feel like navi and mous would be a lot easier to upset and maybe give a team a semifinal finish that theu wouldn't get with better groups
2018-06-20 22:09
#84
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Romania Anonym20
SMIX there? oh well, rip my no fap challenge
2018-06-20 17:53
#87
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Israel ranco101
Rip nip
2018-06-20 17:56
#88
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
c00l
2018-06-20 17:56
This is a tournament boysssss
2018-06-20 17:59
#95
steel | 
Other ToRu
machine hosting \o/
2018-06-20 18:03
No Richard Lewis, no Thorin = NO PARTY :( I really miss these two together on desk
2018-06-20 18:08
2 replies
#213
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Denmark resolut
I miss moe on the desk
2018-07-16 10:16
1 reply
I don’t like him tbh but he was quite good on the desk.
2018-07-16 11:02
#98
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Brazil Juneco
C9 wasted spot
2018-06-20 18:05
i think its time that people realize the fact that c9 is the third best NA team atm
2018-06-20 18:05
omg why smix
2018-06-20 18:08
#111
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Ukraine TBOY(2)
NO NRG & NORTH - SHIT SHOW
2018-06-20 18:17
awesome talent and great teams, ELEAGUE production is not bad either, hoping for a great event oh well the times will be quite fucked but whatever :P
2018-06-20 18:17
#115
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Germany ConAction
Cloud9??? better invite NiP!
2018-06-20 18:23
2 replies
#143
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Iraq XHunt3R1
They will be in EU minor 21-22 July :(
2018-06-20 19:10
1 reply
#153
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Germany ConAction
ah Thanks
2018-06-20 19:30
#119
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Brazil VAC0
if the SK lineup turns mibr ... who's the guest? New SK or new mibr?
2018-06-20 18:29
#120
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Brazil xpn :)
nice teams , well picked
2018-06-20 18:35
North & NRG ???!!!!! Not C9 & fnatic
2018-06-20 18:40
#123
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Ukraine extezy10
NaVi DaVi
2018-06-20 18:51
#127
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Sweden godname
WHERE IS G2
2018-06-20 18:54
No bad matches - except SK ofc, ELEAGUE & $1,000,000 Prize pool
2018-06-20 18:57
3 replies
#141
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Brazil d1rk
Good to see a mouz fan that really dont renember nothing about last year..
2018-06-20 19:09
2 replies
why should I remember last year with botspiidi
2018-06-20 20:22
1 reply
+1 but I thought is bot denis =)) in 2018 SK cant do anything againt Mouz
2018-06-21 06:11
No Sadokist, no party
2018-06-20 19:04
Sick lineup for teams (no random no name teams!). Great lineup for talents as well. I love Anders/Moses and DDK/Bardolph duos. Looking forward to it. I wonder if they will save tickets for live audience. I would love to go.
2018-06-20 19:05
why no G2 :(((((((((
2018-06-20 19:20
No Gambit so will cheer for Navi
2018-06-20 19:25
#156
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United States LACEicK20
Woooo Alina Li is reporting :)
2018-06-20 19:44
back smix <3
2018-06-20 19:57
now none want nip in their tournament =/ so sad
2018-06-20 19:58
ez 4 dudududududududududu
2018-06-20 20:06
#163
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Slovakia Reve_nant
I am wondering what the format will be. Only 8 teams, 9 days. Can we get double elimination playoffs?
2018-06-20 20:14
Olofmeister isn't in the picture :thinking: Have a less depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-06-20 20:14
No sadokist???
2018-06-20 20:33
1 reply
No henryG???
2018-06-20 21:04
the first part of the year - July 21-29. wut
2018-06-20 21:10
smix i love u i just watch for u hahahha
2018-06-20 21:12
no nip no fun
2018-06-20 21:32
Why invite bot9
2018-06-20 21:32
1 reply
Eleague are cheaters they will again provide adderall to CROUD9 to heightened their hearing stimulus beyond 20khz so as to OVERPERFORM again but don't you worry i already altered the drug in factory destined to reach Georgia
2018-06-20 22:22
dududududududududududududuu
2018-06-20 21:58
#180
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Brazil davidzor
Very good tournment
2018-06-20 22:25
Where is North??
2018-06-20 22:38
No shit teams <3
2018-06-20 22:47
#191
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Macedonia ydjoon
SK = WASTED SPOT tier 3 team smh.. BAN SK from tournaments.
2018-06-21 06:30
good!
2018-06-21 15:13
ESL is trash now because of facebook only ;(
2018-06-22 04:53
1 reply
Agreed.. they need to get rid of this facebook nonsense
2018-07-09 01:37
SK got the easiest group but even than I think they won't get to playoffs
2018-06-23 17:53
#200
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Finland Vkims
Cloud9+ n0thing in tier1 tournament, oh boy...
2018-06-24 00:57
#201
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Russia evg1804
+500000$ for Astralis
2018-06-26 11:08
Dudududududu. Ez for Faze
2018-06-27 11:36
chad?
2018-07-04 09:33
no winstrike :(
2018-07-06 03:46
I wonder if it's going to be like cologne. where astralis and faze get an L in the semis
2018-07-09 11:12
YEAH BOYY NO THORIN
2018-07-09 14:38
DU DU DU DU DU DU DU DU
2018-07-10 11:18
Dududud
2018-07-10 12:39
Ez tour for NA’VI
2018-07-10 18:41
we want Sadokist!!
2018-07-16 11:04
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