ELEAGUE Premier groups, schedule announced

Striker
July 12th, 2018 18:43

The groups and the full schedule of ELEAGUE Premier, which will take place on July 21-29, have been announced by the organizers.

Group A features three teams currently residing in the top-five of our ranking, Astralis, Liquid, and MIBR. They are accompanied by Cloud9, who have yet to announce who their fifth player for the tournament will be.

Astralis and Cloud9 will kick off the $1,000,000 event

In Group B, Natus Vincere will attempt to fend off serious competition from FaZe — who will field Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer for the first time in over three months —, mousesports, and fnatic.

ELEAGUE have also released the full schedule of the tournament taking place in their studios in Atlanta, which will begin on July 21, with the GSL group stage running until July 25. The playoffs will then take over after a two-day break on July 28-29 with the best-of-three semi-finals and the grand final.

The full schedule, with approximate starting times in case of the second matches each day, looks as follows:

Saturday, July 21
20:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. United States Cloud9 | BO3
~23:00 - North America Liquid vs. Brazil MIBR | BO3

Sunday, July 22
20:00 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Sweden fnatic | BO3
~23:00 - Europe FaZe vs. Europe mousesports | BO3

Monday, July 23
20:00 - Group A winners' match | BO3
~23:00 - Group B winners' match | BO3

Tuesday, July 24
20:00 - Group A elimination match | BO3
~23:00 - Group B elimination match | BO3

Wednesday, July 25
20:00 - Group A decider |BO3
~23:00 - Group B decider | BO3

Saturday, July 28
20:00 - Semi-final #1 | BO3
~23:00 - Semi-final #2 | BO3

Sunday, July 29
20:00 Grand final | BO3

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
No chance for C9 and mibr I guess
2018-07-12 18:43
#3
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Spain JustNo 
lel
2018-07-12 18:43
ez for NA again
2018-07-12 18:44
#59
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Austria shaakeh 
expected for EU again
2018-07-12 18:51
Plasticfazefangay
2018-07-12 19:20
He is right though, i don't think that Liquid, C9 or MIBR are serious contenders for the title.
2018-07-14 14:20
NA back to being a joke good days
2018-07-12 19:02
#104
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Germany zeolikk 
+1
2018-07-12 19:14
+1
2018-07-13 10:44
#28
NiKo | 
India sigma2k 
ez Astralis vs FaZe final
2018-07-12 18:45
#62
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Estonia teremartin 
Ez for ence 👬🚹🛐
2018-07-12 18:52
No
2018-07-12 18:54
#155
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Ukraine edm1nN 
They will play in semi-final, not final :) In finall we'll see Na'Vi-Astralis
2018-07-13 02:10
K
2018-07-12 18:43
#14
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Germany dzynK 
Mibr with Tarik is Top1 :P
2018-07-12 18:44
need more time
2018-07-12 18:45
#30
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Germany dzynK 
Yeah thats true.. lets see how far they can go in the Major
2018-07-12 18:45
#36
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
Hahahahahahahahaahahahaahahahaaha
2018-07-12 18:46
#41
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Germany dzynK 
Whats so funny?
2018-07-12 18:47
#80
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
MIBR top1 with tarik lmfao
2018-07-12 18:59
#88
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Germany dzynK 
Its the truth :P
2018-07-12 19:04
#97
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
nope
2018-07-12 19:09
#92
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Portugal Fsgsh 
Still better than any croatia team lul
2018-07-12 19:05
#96
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
nt fox
2018-07-12 19:09
#145
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Portugal Fsgsh 
Lel fox still better than any croatia player But please win against france
2018-07-12 21:45
with tarik, stew and fer u got three players that wanna play aggressive and are by far at their best if u give them space to be that aggressive and give them support in a lot of situations. i highly doubt thats gonna be a better composition than what they had with coldzera, a guy that is best when u allow him to follow up on aggression of others.
2018-07-12 19:07
#98
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Germany dzynK 
Im sure they will replace boltz because of the Major Slot. (Hes also the worst in english) The only thing i want to know is whos IGL? Tarik or FalleN
2018-07-12 19:09
i dont get the major slot thing???? and are u kidding u would think anyone in their right minds would pick fallen as an IGL over fucking tarik even if fallen got shot in the head and was in a coma
2018-07-12 19:11
#102
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Germany dzynK 
I prefer tarik aswell because hes american = better communication in english and brings new stuff to the table. And 3 of the 5 Players who got the Legend Status in the Major have to be in that Roster. Or am i wrong?
2018-07-12 19:13
3 of the 5 players have to be legends, yeah but werent mibr legends? and c9 won the major so theres 2 already from that roster. fallens english is fine, and if its hard or he makes some mistakes then he needs to fucking work on it and get the fuck over it, that would be a silly excuse to let a peanut brain try to build a team up to consistent #1 status.
2018-07-12 19:15
#108
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Germany dzynK 
Lets see what happens
2018-07-12 19:16
#66
rain | 
Germany Ey3 
I hope mousesports will be able to reach the finals.
2018-07-12 18:54
#91
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Europe Conq 
+1
2018-07-12 19:05
#146
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Canada geck0man 
+1
2018-07-12 21:56
#148
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Czech Republic fake_prokda 
pretty much
2018-07-12 22:14
#165
oskar | 
Czech Republic Froduf 
Oskar will carry to win the whole tournament. Ez for mouz
2018-07-13 22:40
#2
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Poland cGev 
Where is ence?
2018-07-12 18:44
minor
2018-07-12 19:06
ez for navi
2018-07-12 18:43
#6
flusha | 
Germany Maqz 
Thats Rigged
2018-07-12 18:44
#75
CeRq | 
Bulgaria emili4 
why ?
2018-07-12 18:57
#167
flusha | 
Germany Maqz 
all shit Na teams in group a and the good ones in group b
2018-07-14 15:11
#172
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Well you also got the easily best team in the world in Group 1 in Astralis
2018-07-15 22:48
#176
flusha | 
Germany Maqz 
rekt
2018-07-18 01:01
#180
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
And whats your point? That Astralis is better? Cause then your right. 1 match against Astralis with a close match xD when Astralis dominates them in all other games haha, but nice try Prodka
2018-07-18 18:49
eZaF
2018-07-12 18:44
#8
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Germany owjdb 
Rip Mouz :(
2018-07-12 18:44
#9
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
Ez mibr
2018-07-12 18:44
Gl Faze
2018-07-12 18:44
Nice
2018-07-12 18:44
B group of death
2018-07-12 18:44
#120
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North America KiNGa_da_ACE 
Fnatic is not the same. We’ll have to see what mouz is about.
2018-07-12 19:34
I should've said compared to a. Mibr not in good form and c9 is a dead team
2018-07-13 14:01
#13
NiKo | 
Austria Google_AT 
n1
2018-07-12 18:44
#15
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Poland TOOMUCH6969 
NICE EZ FOR SNAXIK
2018-07-12 18:44
#16
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Finland m4sa_ 
expected
2018-07-12 18:44
Ok
2018-07-12 18:44
I put 10$ on Astralis & TL being in the same group. I'm 10$ Canadian Dollars (about 3 cents American) richer!
2018-07-12 18:44
#19
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Ukraine ArtemXGOD 
Ez4Navi
2018-07-12 18:44
#20
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China longkas 
ez for mouz
2018-07-12 18:44
Ez for navi
2018-07-12 18:44
fnatic out in groups looooooooooool ez for NAVI/FAZE
2018-07-12 18:44
#24
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
DUDUDU
2018-07-12 18:44
#136
JZFB | 
India r_hawk 
Hahahaha i missed that XDD
2018-07-12 20:24
#25
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France StickyRice 
Group A so trash in comparison with group B
2018-07-12 18:44
howtf is mibr top5
2018-07-12 18:45
Ez group for NaVi
2018-07-12 18:45
#31
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Belarus nextydev 
Ez4NaVi
2018-07-12 18:46
#32
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
Nice
2018-07-12 18:46
Ez for Navi
2018-07-12 18:46
ez for liquid
2018-07-12 18:46
#35
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
GL NAVI!
2018-07-12 18:46
#37
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Brazil MommyStealer 
Only 2 groups?
2018-07-12 18:46
Yes? Its ELEAGUE Premier, a 8 team event?
2018-07-12 18:50
#103
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Brazil MommyStealer 
Its is?
2018-07-12 19:14
Yes? lol
2018-07-12 19:15
#117
NAF | 
United States DervGuy 
This is an event known for having the top teams only.
2018-07-12 19:29
#158
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
Except Mibr =))
2018-07-13 04:32
#177
NAF | 
United States DervGuy 
Oof
2018-07-18 01:49
ez 4 mouz
2018-07-12 18:47
#39
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United States LJPixels 
Settled rosters would make this more enjoyable to watch.... I'm sick of these constant roster changes
2018-07-12 18:47
#40
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Russia OnPulse585 
Omg lucky Astralis
2018-07-12 18:47
#42
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Europe trey_ 
FaZe vs Astralis again and again
2018-07-12 18:47
All amarican teams at the same group WTF!?
2018-07-12 18:47
#44
Xyp9x | 
Brazil Jeanzera 
Nice Balance ... Group A Astralis +3 NA Group B Full EU
2018-07-12 18:47
#56
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United Kingdom Pex15 
NA Event Org... :/
2018-07-12 18:51
Ez 4 astralis i guess
2018-07-12 18:52
#144
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Czech Republic Smoukey 
They need to get atleast 1 team to playoff, this is the NA way
2018-07-12 21:43
#154
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
WHAT A GENIUS IS THERE???? ITS EXACTLY ONLY 1 WAY TO SEE NA TEAM IN PLAYOFFS. ok, not all burgers are stupid monkeys
2018-07-13 00:31
No sign of NIP, disappointing but not unexpected.
2018-07-12 18:48
#46
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Poland b7ack0ut 
nice
2018-07-12 18:48
#47
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
ez 4 s1mpletroNic
2018-07-12 18:48
joke groups wtf???
2018-07-12 18:48
#49
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France StickyRice 
Fixed groups ? The 3 NA teams in that group A making sure one of them qualifies with Astralis.
2018-07-12 18:49
ez af for faze
2018-07-12 18:49
#51
foResT | 
Iran danaIRI 
leggo astralis
2018-07-12 18:50
Rigged af, RIP fnatic
2018-07-12 18:50
DUDUDUDUDUDU
2018-07-12 18:50
#55
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Italy Federico1001 
Sweet no facebook
2018-07-12 18:51
#57
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Argentina GonzaPines 
Ez astralis - mibr; faze - mouz
2018-07-12 18:51
I hope in mouz buz there is chance mouz + faze will be out in groups (bcs ,,new" players)
2018-07-12 18:55
#127
ropz | 
Qatar y0fl0w 
In this group everything can happen, yes.
2018-07-12 19:49
+1
2018-07-12 21:09
MIBR OUT IN GROUPS AGAIN THIS TIME IN THE WEAKEST GROUP NOTHING NEW
2018-07-12 18:51
group A is a joke, so ez for astralis
2018-07-12 18:52
#63
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Sweden pontus767 
I feel like switch Mouz and C9 in groups. They feel a bit unbalanced.
2018-07-12 18:53
Yeah
2018-07-12 18:56
Omegalul Group A is a joke.
2018-07-12 18:54
$1,000,000 event POGGGGGGGGGGGGGERS
2018-07-12 18:54
WTF, Group A = very good Astalis, not so good other teams¨ Group = Faze (with Olof again so idk) + Navi + Mouz (maybe not so good now) + Fnatic
2018-07-12 18:54
Group A ez for Astralis A= Astralis and MIBR B= FaZe and s1mple vincere
2018-07-12 18:54
MIBR OMEGALUL +Electronic actually NaVi carry
2018-07-12 18:59
#70
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
r u fakin serious,fnatic vs navi ...again... no way dude
2018-07-12 18:55
group A is a joke
2018-07-12 18:55
BO3 all the way fuck yeah
2018-07-12 18:56
3 of the 4 best teams in group B and with fnatic a team that might be better than everyone except astralis in group A aswell, just lol
2018-07-12 18:58
wtf,again shit draw astralis + 3 tier-3 teams, agaist navi faze mouz and tier-2 fnatic, just swap mouz with lulqid or c9 and nice group stage
2018-07-12 18:59
Group A: 1. Astralis 2. Liquid 3. MIBR 4. C9 Group B 1. FaZe 2. NaVi 3. Mouz 4. Fnatix Semifinals 1. Astralis 2-0 NaVi 2. FaZe 2-1 Liquid Grandfinals Astralis 2-1 FaZe
2018-07-12 18:59
Nt
2018-07-12 19:11
#135
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United States SilveryoHD 
yay liquid
2018-07-12 20:21
#81
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United States Sh00ze 
Will the semi finals and finals be on TBS?
2018-07-12 19:00
#82
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Russia ivan92 
another victory for navi
2018-07-12 19:00
#83
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Ukraine extezy10 
NaVi DaVi
2018-07-12 19:02
#84
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
ez group for astralis.
2018-07-12 19:02
My fucking god try to balance the groups better please, literally 3 free american teams in group A (even tl is shit atm) and group b is so fucking stack, stop basing your groups on that shitty hltv ranking
2018-07-12 19:03
stop basing? who did it before? esl cologne had shitty group, with mouz navi and astralis in 1 group agaist only faze in other, while astralis was top1, navi top3 and mouz top4 of hltv rating, so not based on hltv rating
2018-07-12 19:19
Im talking about eleague in general and other tournaments base their invite and seeding on this ranking too (like blast or certain dh tournaments)
2018-07-14 21:40
#87
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
wow group A is fucking shit lmao
2018-07-12 19:03
#89
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Germany xoutblaze 
rigged na event
2018-07-12 19:04
#90
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
Gl to Na'vi and MIBR
2018-07-12 19:04
RIP fnatic
2018-07-12 19:08
#101
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Indonesia nangidyr 
stop putting cloud9 and astralis in one group
2018-07-12 19:12
#107
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Europe Conq 
Ez for best team in the world
2018-07-12 19:16
#109
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Brazil hugoooo 
Why the 3 teams that play on NA will be on the same fucking group???????
2018-07-12 19:17
#112
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Europe pawlosek888 
wtf is shiot shit? where is VP?!
2018-07-12 19:22
Group B MonkaS
2018-07-12 19:24
#115
NiKo | 
Andorra JinxEye 
ez for real top 1 team faze
2018-07-12 19:25
#116
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
BO3 GrandFinal... What a shit.
2018-07-12 19:27
#118
NAF | 
United States DervGuy 
Nice stacked event PogChamp.
2018-07-12 19:30
interesting, 7 very strong teams and MIBR as a walkover.
2018-07-12 19:31
FAZE MOUSE FNATIC = (RIP NAVI)
2018-07-12 19:34
FAZE MOUSE FNATIC = (RIP NAVI)
2018-07-12 19:34
Dang what a tough group group B is.. navi, mouz, fnatic..
2018-07-12 19:35
TACo VS JW.... the most expected match in this event xD
2018-07-12 19:41
Mousesports and fnatic, and c9 and mibr should be in opposite groups The bottom of B looks a bit tougher and there is a clear division of skill with navi and faze at the top
2018-07-12 19:42
Group A Astralis 2:0 Liquid 2:1 MIBR: 1:2 Cloud9 0:2 Group B FaZe 2:0 NaVi 2:1 mouz 1:2 fnatic 0:2 Semifinals Astralis 2:1 NaVi Liquid 1:2 FaZe Grandfinals Astralis 2:0 FaZe
2018-07-12 19:58
#129
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
how much astralis paid to get all these free wins in group A?
2018-07-12 19:59
all bo3,love it
2018-07-12 20:00
#131
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Belarus andryxa1337 
wow.b group look scary
2018-07-12 20:05
#132
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Belarus andryxa1337 
GO GO NAVI
2018-07-12 20:06
Ez 4 olof
2018-07-12 20:13
too ez for navi,astralis
2018-07-12 20:18
#137
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Brazil beckergod 
Group A: Astralis, MIBR group b : Faze. Navi MIBR 2-1 NAVI Astralis 0-2 Faze Grand finals Mibr 2-1 faze ez for tarik
2018-07-12 20:40
#141
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Russia Iegend27 
nt
2018-07-12 21:28
mibr vs Liquid o.O just think if coldzera goes Liquid before the eleague premier.. cold vs. mibr.. just wow!
2018-07-12 21:14
He is not going anywhere
2018-07-12 21:27
#142
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Russia Iegend27 
ez 4 Navi)
2018-07-12 21:28
#143
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Brazil JhonzinCWB 
Grupo A: Astralis x cloud9=2x0 Astralis/ Mibr x líquid=2x1 Mibr. Grupo B: Navi x fnatic=2x1 Navi/ Faze x mousesport=2x0 Faze. but by the level of the teams it would not be a "surprise" if it were all the other way around.
2018-07-12 21:34
how long are mibr keep getting invites for prestige tournaments?
2018-07-12 21:59
ez for s1mple and electronic
2018-07-12 22:53
#151
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United States sahilsh 
Lol cloud9 can never catch a break 😂
2018-07-12 23:50
#152
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Israel NaScENeTrAsH 
still no tarik ?
2018-07-13 00:16
#153
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United States sahilsh 
The decision hasn't come in yet.
2018-07-13 00:24
Grand final | BO3 WHY...
2018-07-13 02:11
#157
s1mple | 
Australia Taqo 
Cool all the games are 3 am and 7am for me in Australia. SICK
2018-07-13 02:12
Ez navi
2018-07-13 08:28
#160
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France FanchD 
Ez s1mple Vincere
2018-07-13 08:33
1. mibr 2. Astralis 3. Liquid 4. Clown9 1. mousesports 2. Na`Vi 3. fnatic 4. FaZe
2018-07-13 09:34
Faze fan here but if navi can keep up their form i think they can win this as faze just got back olof and may be a little shaky. While navi can repaeat their astralis win.
2018-07-13 12:28
#168
Nifty | 
Greece Stefan9 
Go Mibr!!
2018-07-14 15:34
Astralis ez group. Free pass. Uhh
2018-07-15 20:19
I wait du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du-du
2018-07-17 12:31
Eleague always bringing the best teams
2018-07-17 17:28
You guys really do not understand how they pick groups, do you? They pick the teams in the group and starting schedule based on viewership potential for each matchup and potential viewership caused by those outcomes. Imagine the viewers for a Faze vs NAVI decider or a C9 vs MIBR elimination match.
2018-07-20 22:08
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