Team list, talent for ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier announced

Professeur
June 20th, 2018 17:19

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:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
gg ELEAGUE is back
2018-06-20 17:19
#20
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Austria shaakeh 
gg expected
2018-06-20 17:21
gg SK so bad
2018-06-20 17:56
#89
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
gg no nip
2018-06-20 17:58
#92
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India mohit1999 
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
#147
BOOBIE | 
Russia Rip_X 
+1 so C9 got easier opponents to play with
2018-06-20 19:20
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
#80
denis | 
World quen1 
No only 8 Teams
2018-06-20 17:49
#35
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
so bad without SadoG
2018-06-20 17:23
Eleague sucks. Way better than pgl tho
2018-06-20 17:20
Wtf?? Eleague is the best thing that happened to cs
2018-06-20 17:27
#69
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Denmark Enggaard 
Esl?
2018-06-20 17:37
Noo lol
2018-06-20 17:37
esl > eleague
2018-06-20 18:04
if you think delays are fun then sure
2018-06-20 18:05
wtf? stop living in 2015 , esl barely has any long delays anymore , some technical pauses for a few minutes take place but in the elague major before every fucking match there was an hour long delay with more delays during the game as well
2018-06-20 18:07
eleague major might not have been the greatest major,but the eleague premiers are for sure the best events in cs,especially the first one
2018-06-20 18:08
why are they the best? lmao esl has more events , bigger stages , more teams , more prestige , more hype , better format , everything
2018-06-20 18:12
eleague has better events,better teams,more hype,1000x better format,and production
2018-06-20 18:16
#113
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
Eleague production is insanely good! The only problem is that all their events is in USA.
2018-06-20 18:21
usa deserves it since 90% of events are not in the usa,and yeah it makes it hard for the average non american to watch the events,but other than that they are light years ahead of the other organizers and i simply dont get why wouldd people down talk it
2018-06-20 18:23
Eleague major Esl one ny Iem oakland Eleague premiere Dh open Thats 4 events in one country Wtf do u mean usa deserves it ? Sweden , denmark , france are much biggest countries in csgo and they get 1 or maybe 2 events per year lmao
2018-06-20 18:56
Yah have fun watching on facebook lmao
2018-06-20 19:16
#157
tarik | 
United States Quadd 
Lmaoo +1
2018-06-20 19:44
Best sports in the world are held in the U.S. That means CS should be too,
2018-06-21 05:28
Best sports in the us are played in the us* Some of the biggest sports in the world arent played in the us , only shitty sports that no one cares about are played there
2018-06-21 11:38
#133
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United Kingdom dokunug 
Where the hell are the asian and AU teams who deserve to take part, and have proved themselves well against the top teams. You telling me teams like cloud9 deserve a spot here more than teams like tyloo and renegades/greyhound. Clown9 are trash now, but eleague will just suck the dick of the hupe teams rather than realy talent
2018-06-20 18:57
#154
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
US timezones are better for me, but that's not even the point. Eleague has low variety of crowds, and usually US tournaments have visa problems
2018-06-20 19:33
+1 NA needs more tournaments that aren't T7 Dreamhack tournies. We only consistently get ESL One New York, IEM Oakland, and ESL Pro League. Compare that to EU, they get Katowice, Cologne, DHM Stockholm, and loads of other tournaments.
2018-06-21 05:25
#197
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United States ToiletSeat 
Na eleague majors are the best. Boston major was AMAZING
2018-06-21 23:18
#129
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Brazil kbrera 
esl was hella delayed in belo horizonte, i was there.
2018-06-20 18:56
Id watch anywhere besides FB stream
2018-06-20 19:24
#196
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM 
ELEAGUE actually streams on twitch, unlike Facebook streams. OMEGALUL
2018-06-21 17:14
#73
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India MihirX27 
I thought ESEA was the best thing that's happened to CSGO.
2018-06-20 17:42
quality>quantity
2018-06-20 18:03
Name checks out
2018-06-20 17:46
prove me wrong
2018-06-20 18:03
#3
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Turkey asli 
Lit
2018-06-20 17:19
#4
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Sweden pontus767 
Great
2018-06-20 17:19
#5
Hobbit | 
Sweden Hasklon 
C9 LUL
2018-06-20 17:20
CLOWN9 OMEGALUL
2018-06-20 17:20
#7
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World WinterNevada 
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
#10
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Morocco Morocco 
looks promising
2018-06-20 17:20
#11
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
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
#50
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Brazil Eduzera 
prize*
2018-06-20 17:29
anders ynk and moses uk flags? lul
2018-06-20 17:21
Noticed it too, they fixed it now tho
2018-06-20 17:22
#16
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United States Low_Tier_Bait 
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
#67
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United States DooteR_ 
Because they are Top 6 in Ranking...
2018-06-20 17:36
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
#74
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United States DooteR_ 
You have Brazilian IP, fakeflagger
2018-06-20 17:42
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
Do u really think sk is worse than c9?
2018-06-20 18:27
#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
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
Generally two teams will share last place in a GSL group format. So it makes perfect sense.
2018-06-21 06:54
#21
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Poland TOOMUCH6969 
:( vp?
2018-06-20 17:21
#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
#27
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Finland Gl1tch^ 
EZ4ASTRALIS
2018-06-20 17:21
#36
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Finland Gl1tch^ 
Also ANDERS
2018-06-20 17:23
I expected ez4ence :((((
2018-06-20 20:16
#167
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Finland Gl1tch^ 
But they are not at the event :((((
2018-06-20 20:33
awesome,I love eleague events
2018-06-20 17:21
#29
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Ez for SK I WANT TO BELIEVE
2018-06-20 17:22
#30
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Poland wojteq__ 
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
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
Ez4 navi
2018-06-20 17:22
#34
NAF | 
Malta hurgurhut 
why is SK still invited to top tier events?
2018-06-20 17:23
#44
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United States Faze|Coldzera 
If u read the post
2018-06-20 17:26
#54
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Brazil Eduzera 
why is FaZe lost ALL BO3 for SK in last year?
2018-06-20 17:31
#105
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United Kingdom badgesa 
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
#185
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Brazil Eduzera 
"18th of May 2018"
2018-06-21 02:47
#187
NAF | 
Malta hurgurhut 
we're talking about this year 2018 event is in 2018 english por favor
2018-06-21 04:41
#37
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
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
#60
United States tzvn 
with NBK
2018-06-20 17:33
#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
#45
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Brazil mth^ 
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
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
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
#55
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Germany Constikdw 
Because they’re bad
2018-06-20 17:32
#59
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Brazil 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
#155
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
+1
2018-06-20 19:36
#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
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
#138
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Europe p1peb0mb 
C9 is the eleague major winner.they might be the first invite.
2018-06-20 19:07
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
#176
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Europe 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
#68
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Slovakia huNterLUL_ 
ANDERS POGGERS
2018-06-20 17:37
Wtf, i expect 16 teams not 8
2018-06-20 17:41
#78
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Brazil cuervo 
Machine is the host. That’s a great improvement
2018-06-20 17:48
#79
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Belarus andryxa1337 
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
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
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
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Europe trey_ 
c00l
2018-06-20 17:56
#90
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United States Trump2020KAG 
This is a tournament boysssss
2018-06-20 17:59
#95
FalleN | 
Brazil 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
#213
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Indonesia linekerrr 
I miss moe on the desk
2018-07-16 10:16
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
#102
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Europe potatomato 
omg why smix
2018-06-20 18:08
NO NRG & NORTH - SHIT SHOW
2018-06-20 18:17
#112
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Turkey Mr_Fuccboi 
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
Cloud9??? better invite NiP!
2018-06-20 18:23
#143
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Iraq XHunt3R1 
They will be in EU minor 21-22 July :(
2018-06-20 19:10
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
#132
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Denmark oskarsports 
No bad matches - except SK ofc, ELEAGUE & $1,000,000 Prize pool
2018-06-20 18:57
#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
#166
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Denmark oskarsports 
why should I remember last year with botspiidi
2018-06-20 20:22
#190
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
+1 but I thought is bot denis =)) in 2018 SK cant do anything againt Mouz
2018-06-21 06:11
#135
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Uruguay WeakTyphon 
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
#146
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Netherlands kondye 
why no G2 :(((((((((
2018-06-20 19:20
#149
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Fox427 
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
#160
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Estonia teremartin 
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
#169
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Norway Lubek 
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
#172
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Canada SureThingM8 
no nip no fun
2018-06-20 21:32
#173
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United States zSnuxy 
Why invite bot9
2018-06-20 21:32
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
#175
device | 
Other FmNey 
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
SK = wasted spot omg
2018-06-21 03:02
#191
f0rest | 
Macedonia ydjoon 
SK = WASTED SPOT tier 3 team smh.. BAN SK from tournaments.
2018-06-21 06:30
good!
2018-06-21 15:13
#198
s1mple | 
Australia Taqo 
ESL is trash now because of facebook only ;(
2018-06-22 04:53
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
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
#202
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United States FreKAAUP 
Dudududududu. Ez for Faze
2018-06-27 11:36
chad?
2018-07-04 09:33
no winstrike :(
2018-07-06 03:46
#207
s1mple | 
Australia Taqo 
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
#209
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Moldova gay_retard 
YEAH BOYY NO THORIN
2018-07-09 14:38
DU DU DU DU DU DU DU DU
2018-07-10 11:18
#211
Magisk | 
Denmark Kr3xz 
Dududud
2018-07-10 12:39
Ez tour for NA’VI
2018-07-10 18:41
#217
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
we want Sadokist!!
2018-07-16 11:04
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