Groups for London Minors revealed

MIRAA
July 4th, 2018 19:30

The draw for the group stage of the four Minor Championships leading to the FACEIT Major has taken place, with the 32 teams having been placed into double-elimination groups.

Running from July 7-22 at the Twickenham Stadium, in London, the Minors will determine the last eight teams - two per tournament - progressing to the New Challengers Stage of the FACEIT Major.

All four Minors will use the same format, with a double-elimination group stage (featuring best-of-three matches in the lower bracket) leading to the best-of-three, double-elimination playoffs.

NRG drawn in Group A, along with NTC, eUnited and Swole Patrol

There is currently one slot undetermined in the CIS Minor as Nemiga wait for the British embassy to review its visa decision after the team's application was rejected. The Belarusian side are due to face HellRaisers in the first round of the tournament.

The Americas Minor will feature a rematch of the ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas Finals match between FURIA and compLexity, which the Brazilian side won 2-1.

The all-Swedish clash between NiP and Red Reserve headlines the first round of the Europe Minor, which will also feature an exciting clash between ESL One Cologne high-fliers ENCE and the former EnVyUs team, now known as LeftOut.

Below you can find the groups for all four Minors:

Americas Minor - July 7-11

CIS Minor - July 10-13

Asia Minor - July 16-20

Europe Minor - July 19-22

hey
2018-07-04 19:31
RIGGED GROUPS! Noobs in pyjamas did it again.
2018-07-05 13:09
WTF IM LATE OMG, i dont know how this happend but i want to apologize to all my fans
2018-07-04 19:32
Next time please or I might lose faith
2018-07-04 19:45
I will be back stronger!
2018-07-04 19:46
#160
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Germany miishq 
Vp Said every time "we'll back stronger" :<
2018-07-05 08:19
#79
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Spain T0rt1 
I feel disapointed
2018-07-04 19:47
#92
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France KepleR82b 
I don't know you but still, I'm disappointed
2018-07-04 19:56
#110
ZywOo | 
France ZywHere 
You are only human after all, we forgive
2018-07-04 20:09
#146
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Russia Sur10n 
Kids are way quicker these days....
2018-07-04 23:50
gz
2018-07-04 19:31
Rip
2018-07-04 19:31
#6
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Russia GramDEL 
Expected?
2018-07-04 19:32
Omgggggf here they are
2018-07-04 19:31
ence
2018-07-04 19:32
#9
f0rest | 
Turkey fr0then3 
Rigged %100
2018-07-04 19:32
#10
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Brazil truphexz^ 
ez for ntc
2018-07-04 19:32
#11
RpK | 
Germany STIFAN 
groups looking nasty👌🔥
2018-07-04 19:32
#12
s1mple | 
Russia Acceess 
-nemiga
2018-07-04 19:32
#13
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Finland t33mu 
ez 4 ENCE
2018-07-04 19:32
#14
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Finland NUCL3AR 
Ence all the way
2018-07-04 19:32
#15
kääbik | 
Finland Vkims 
Come on ence
2018-07-04 19:32
#16
bondik | 
Ukraine TBOY(2) 
ez for HR
2018-07-04 19:32
#18
Sweden SkG 
Nip got the easiest group by far. If they dont make it this time they never will.
2018-07-04 19:33
#37
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Norway infusedboiz 
get_retired if they don't make it this time
2018-07-04 19:34
#58
Sweden SkG 
I actually though that would happen 1-2 years ago allready.
2018-07-04 19:39
#68
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Norway infusedboiz 
well he's shown some signs of godlike form lately but that tournament was just pure garbage, i think he's got some kind of an illness or some shit idk
2018-07-04 19:43
#80
Sweden SkG 
He has chrohns which is for life so yeah.
2018-07-04 19:48
what is it? does it affect on his performance?
2018-07-04 23:33
#145
Sweden SkG 
Its a chronical stomache disease. Im sure it affects him.
2018-07-04 23:34
+1232442412412431
2018-07-04 19:38
#70
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Nepal TYZ4 
I dont think so dude. I mean, as a Kinguin fan, I'm pretty happy that NiP is in our group. I mean they lost to ENCE FFS.
2018-07-04 19:44
#77
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Finland Taynz 
Ence>nip
2018-07-04 19:47
#81
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Nepal TYZ4 
IKR Thats why I'm happy we didnt draw ENCE. Now please take care of Optic over there in your group, and both our teams can make the major qualifier. :*
2018-07-04 19:48
#125
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Finland Taynz 
Ez4ence
2018-07-04 20:56
#82
Sweden SkG 
Pretty sure Kinguin would have lost to Ence today. Had they been in Cologne.
2018-07-04 19:49
#122
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United States 0123Rhm 
ENCE best Mouse 2-0. They could best everyone at the minor
2018-07-04 20:37
#117
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Brazil Saint_Jatai 
They won't make it. NiP looks really bad. 11 rounds in three maps os ridiculous for them.
2018-07-04 20:26
#120
Sweden SkG 
I agree its the worst form ever for them I would say. Still, its the easiest way they could possibly get.
2018-07-04 20:29
I can see NiP making it if Dennis, Lekr0 and Rez all show up full force. But that's a big "if".
2018-07-04 21:27
#19
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Finland EdiEz 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 19:33
#40
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Ireland TGC_ 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 19:35
GO SWOLE
2018-07-04 19:33
STAND UNITED
2018-07-04 19:33
Eunited xaxaxaxa lost to furia ez
2018-07-04 20:00
#23
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Sweden godname 
rip NIP
2018-07-04 19:33
#172
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
they got the easy group!! wtf
2018-07-05 16:02
#24
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Russia sneakyboy 
nice nip will lose
2018-07-04 19:33
#173
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
they got the easy group bro
2018-07-05 16:07
#27
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France TheFaren 
Group a stacked af
2018-07-04 19:33
#28
JD | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
Ez Kinguin
2018-07-04 19:33
#29
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Brazil Mentecapto 
that's an easy group for NiP, if they don't qualify it'll be ridiculous
2018-07-04 19:33
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 19:33
Expected
2018-07-04 19:33
#32
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United States jungle_CSGO 
Lol Israeli team
2018-07-04 19:33
#33
smooya | 
United Kingdom Porking 
EZ 4 NRG
2018-07-04 19:33
ez 4 renegods
2018-07-04 19:34
#35
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
EU Group A = Group of Death R.I.P. 3DMAX ;-;
2018-07-04 19:34
#36
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Israel sahar13 
Ez4Uniq
2018-07-04 19:34
Stupid how stacked the EU minor is to others and gets the same amount of spots
2018-07-04 19:35
#59
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India Reaper1 
yea this doesnt even make sense as they all are going to play from one place
2018-07-04 19:40
the system is self-correcting. if the eu minor is so stacked, as you say, then the 2 teams that win it will definitely make it out of the new challengers stage, making room for 2 new teams at the eu minor. which means the next one will be less stacked. it all works as intended. valve wants representatives from all regions, it doesn't matter to them how good those teams are. deal with it :P and let's not forget that eu has 4 legends and 5 challengers already ;)
2018-07-05 12:29
Well it shouldnt be about representation. The 8 best teams that arent in the major already should be through
2018-07-05 16:30
#182
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Slovakia SLAVak 
The best solution would be creating one big minor for everyone and let the best teams qualify.
2018-07-06 02:06
+1 I agree. A stage between the minors and offline qual is needed....but with correct representation. Still have the seperate minors, but combine EU and CIS, give them 10 spots, give NA/SA 4 spots and give Asia 2 spots and do a 16 team swiss with correct seeding. top 8 advance to the offline qual
2018-07-06 14:09
you do realise that all you're proposing is to add another layer. what you want is exactly what the New Challenger stage is already meant for, an international qualifier for the actual major.
2018-07-06 18:27
#185
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Slovakia SLAVak 
I proposed exchanging the format of a Minor. Yes, there would be 2 International events following one another. This would ensure that the best teams and only the best teams qualify. Right now, it's much easier to qualify for the Major for the Asian and CIS regions which should not be the case. Only the best teams should get to the Major and this means mixing up the teams from the whole world.
2018-07-06 18:36
but valve doesn't want only the best teams, the want teams from all regions, complaining about that is completely pointless. so yes, it should be the case. and you're comparing the top2 apac teams with no.10+11 from eu. how difficult is it for the top2 from eu? oh right, they don't have to play qualifiers at all.
2018-07-06 18:48
one, it doesn't really matter what you or i think it SHOULD be about. valve says it's about representation, so it's about representation. two, how do you determine "the 8 best teams that aren't in the major"? perhaps a tournament with elimination? and teams from all regoins can qualify for that tournament through some sort of... minor? ;P i anwsered that in #184
2018-07-06 18:35
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 19:35
nrg ntc col rogue hr pro100 Avangar Spirit Renegades Flash TYLUL Taindedminds Optic ENCE NiP Red Reserve
2018-07-04 19:36
LOL THAT EU GROUP A DOEEEEEE.... Optic LeftOut Ence 3DMAX
2018-07-04 19:36
NiP and RR in same group? RIGGED
2018-07-04 19:36
The only rigged thing is easy group for NiP
2018-07-05 11:49
#44
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2018-07-04 19:36
#45
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Sweden JPKmad 
isreali team LETS GO.
2018-07-04 19:36
They are really trying to give the spot to nip
2018-07-04 19:37
#47
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Hungary HunDaniel 
HR's easiest major of life
2018-07-04 19:37
#48
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
EZ 4 my boy CeRqMONSTA
2018-07-04 19:37
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 19:37
#51
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Israel Encryp7eD 
GL UNQ
2018-07-04 19:38
#61
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
UNQ > TyLoo
2018-07-04 19:40
#53
rain | 
CIS s4turn 
Ez for 3DMAX and Leftout Easiest group for them
2018-07-04 19:38
#174
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
you must be a braindead! that group is the hardest group in this minor!
2018-07-05 16:09
Only i red it as "groups for London Pasha School revealed"?
2018-07-04 19:38
#57
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India Reaper1 
If they all are going to be at London why not mix them all up and let the best 8 teams make it to the major? This is so unfair for EU teams.
2018-07-04 19:39
+1 look at the EU side.... Its all stacked with t2 teams
2018-07-04 19:42
faceit don't give a fk about how strong are teams from eu. If there are wont be any teams from Asia , they will have no people from Asia watching stream = no money
2018-07-04 20:21
It's not FACEIT, it's Valve.
2018-07-04 22:02
DIADEFURIA and EZ4ENCE let's go!! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-07-04 19:40
Rest in peace, ninjas!
2018-07-04 19:41
#175
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
??? they got the easiest group you dumb f@ck!
2018-07-05 16:10
No group is easy for them at the moment as they are struggling so hard, you prick.
2018-07-05 16:58
Take it easy. Thank you.
2018-07-06 01:11
Take it easy. Thank you.
2018-07-06 01:11
#63
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Sweden ThorinEk 
both swedes in same group nightmare is real
2018-07-04 19:41
#176
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
easy group**
2018-07-05 16:11
ENCE
2018-07-04 19:42
#65
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Belarus Dat_Boi 
Rip Nemiga, they did everything what they could to prevent this. Nemiga is the best team in the world.
2018-07-04 19:42
#67
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Germany cartii 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 19:42
#69
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Portugal FERGODw 
I WANT VODAFONE GIANTS ON NEXT MAJOR
2018-07-04 19:43
#177
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
need to qualify first!
2018-07-05 16:12
EZ4NiP
2018-07-04 19:44
#75
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Russia e1em3nt 
RIP GROUP B EU MINOR
2018-07-04 19:46
I forgot the Israeli team made it. Hypee
2018-07-04 19:46
#78
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Asia HikaruS 
EZ for NIP's enimies.
2018-07-04 19:47
RIP NIP 2013-2018
2018-07-04 19:49
2 FRENCH TEAM IN SAME GROUP AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN WTF
2018-07-04 19:49
so easy for Ence and K1ngw1n
2018-07-04 19:50
#86
STYKO | 
Poland Skrra 
HOLLYWOOD is PLINK now if im not mistaken? cmiiw admin pls fix
2018-07-04 19:53
EZ 4 SCARZ
2018-07-04 19:54
NTC and NRG in the same groups noooo 😭😭😭😭😭
2018-07-04 19:54
#89
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China Flash_kaze 
Let's go VG.Flash although I know they are trash team
2018-07-04 19:54
#90
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ez For TBD
2018-07-04 19:55
#91
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Netherlands AudubonFTP 
Israel team lul
2018-07-04 19:55
Go TaZ
2018-07-04 19:58
Ez for ence
2018-07-04 19:58
#95
EspiranTo | 
Poland bow_ 
ez4Kingwin
2018-07-04 19:58
Very ez 4 TyLoo
2018-07-04 19:59
LMAO VeryDongBeiGuy
2018-07-05 06:41
da ge :)
2018-07-05 12:30
ez4uniquestars
2018-07-04 19:59
#98
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Myanmar almighty_so 
Jews in Asia Minor seems legit, Russians should consider playing in Asia too, same with Kazakhs
2018-07-04 20:00
#100
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Russia OlegShev 
TBD CIS?
2018-07-04 20:01
#103
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Russia v1p3rrr 
nemiga.
2018-07-04 20:04
#106
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Russia OlegShev 
ya znau, no esli oni ne smogut, kto vmesto nih?
2018-07-04 20:05
#107
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Russia v1p3rrr 
skoree vsego nikto
2018-07-04 20:05
#101
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Poland Aloes 
LUL expected that on NA minor NA teams will play on EU minor EU teams etc so fu*king mysterious news
2018-07-04 20:01
#102
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Russia v1p3rrr 
a overdrivich govoril
2018-07-04 20:03
#104
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Well looks good,not bad
2018-07-04 20:04
America:NRG, NTC CIS:Hellraisers, AVANGAR Asia:Renegades, Tyloo Europe:NiP, Optic
2018-07-04 20:04
#131
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
-NTC +coL -OpTic +ENCE
2018-07-04 21:14
-NiP +OpTic
2018-07-05 11:50
#171
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
+1 they'll choke
2018-07-05 15:59
-NTC +FURIA trust me but the rest is 100% true
2018-07-04 22:47
Ripguin
2018-07-04 20:06
#109
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African Union hdlmb 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 20:06
Americas Minor -NRG -dont care CIS Minor -Hellraiser -spirit/avangers Asia Minor -Renegades -Tyloo Europe Minor -Ence -Optic/NIP
2018-07-04 20:11
America's Minor NRG tops group A Rogue tops group B Swole Patrol takes 2nd in Group A, goes against Rogue coL takes 2nd in Group B, goes against NRG Rogue beats Swole Patrol 2-0, goes to the major NRG beats coL 2-1, goes to the major NRG wins 2-1 over Rogue in the final CIS Minor Hellraisers tops Group A Spirit tops group B pro100 takes 2nd in Group A, goes against Spirit. AVANGAR takes 2nd in Group B, goes against Hellraisers Spirit wins 2-0 over Pro100, goes to major. Hellraisers wins 2-0 over AVANGAR, goes to major. Hellraisers wins 2-1 in final over Spirit. Asia Minor Renegades tops Group A TyLoo tops Group B VG takes 2nd in Group A, goes against Tyloo Tainted Minds takes 2nd in Group B, goes against Renegades Tyloo wins 2-0 over VG, to the major Renegades wins 2-0 over tainted minds, to the major Tyloo wins the final 2-1 over Renegades. Europe Minor LeftOut tops group A Kinguin tops group B OpTic takes 2nd in Group A, goes against Kinguin NIP takes 2nd in group B, goes against Leftout OpTic wins 2-1 over Kinguin, to the major Leftout wins 2-0 over NIP, to the major Optic wins the final 2-1 Hltv unconfirmed
2018-07-04 20:19
#113
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United Kingdom willsgcreed 
the worst team there out of all minors is (((uniquestars)))
2018-07-04 20:20
#115
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United States subzera 
NA - NRG, Rogue CIS - HR, Avangar Asia - RNG, dont care EU - Ence, NIP
2018-07-04 20:21
America - NRG, FURIA/coL CIS - HR, Spirit Asia - Renegades, TyLoo EU - OpTic/ENCE(but hope for 3DMAX or LeftOut lul), Kinguin
2018-07-04 20:28
#119
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France SplasHg0d 
3DMAX has a one of the hardest groups, but i believe they can and will win it!
2018-07-04 20:29
#121
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
excellent format of the minors! I love FACE IT <3
2018-07-04 20:34
Leftout Optic
2018-07-04 20:37
group A EU really? Optic > Kinguin ENCE > NIP LeftOut > Red Reserve 3DMAX = Sprout
2018-07-04 20:39
Eu minor group a unbalanced hard3r than b but still #EZ4ENCE
2018-07-04 21:01
#127
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Spain akproxx 
Everyone in eu minor could win at the others minors
2018-07-04 21:05
Israel in asia?
2018-07-04 21:09
Eh, really!? Three of the best teams of the tournament are on Europe group A... Optic, ENCE, and LeftOut.
2018-07-04 21:44
well it is leftouts fault going 3-2 quali cuz they lost to red reserve so this draw came to be, then again it would have been possible anyway just less likely so I guess not so much their fault xd. Technically if we look draw, B group actually did better in qualifier than A group but obviously it could have been due draws teams had, unluko maluko.
2018-07-05 00:00
#134
KRIMZ | 
Indonesia Anklun 
Group A, wtf? lul
2018-07-04 21:55
If NiP aren't able to go through, they might as well give up.
2018-07-04 22:04
#137
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North America silly[] 
EZFORENCE
2018-07-04 22:04
#138
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Japan Th3Koala 
LETS GO SZ! #WeNeverGiveUP!
2018-07-04 22:18
#139
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
Cmon NIP fuck sake make me happy at least once :(
2018-07-04 22:19
ready to see tier 999 teams play in asia minor and tier 1 teams fight for 2 spots min the eu minor o boy.
2018-07-04 22:55
#143
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United States SilveryoHD 
ne
2018-07-04 23:30
ez for Alexey "NickelBack" Trofimov
2018-07-05 00:16
Kinguin got easiest possible group , they have chance
2018-07-05 00:22
#150
Magisk | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
NRG Rogue HR Spirit RNG TM Optic ENCE
2018-07-05 00:29
#151
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
nrg nao tem como hr avangar renegades tyloo optic kinguin
2018-07-05 00:38
Its coming home, ENGLAND!
2018-07-05 01:10
GL to all teams. DOUBLE GL to NTC and FURIA
2018-07-05 02:11
Major hype lets goooooo
2018-07-05 02:28
#155
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
SO EASY FOR NTC <3
2018-07-05 02:28
EZ everyone but NiP
2018-07-05 03:57
#157
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United States tranmamba 
ez4ENCE
2018-07-05 04:37
Stacked EU group A
2018-07-05 05:21
#161
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Hungary saxxo 
There will be only 3 teams in group A (cis minor)?
2018-07-05 09:51
#166
ZywOo | 
Poland Demeny 
IMO: NRG, NTC Hellraisers, AVANGAR Renegades, Tyloo ENCE, Kinguin
2018-07-05 12:31
Who cares tier5 teams?
2018-07-05 12:45
Please Qualify NIP I just want those stickers!
2018-07-05 15:48
#170
NEO | 
Poland JCdenton 
Do it TaZ : )
2018-07-05 15:53
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