ELEAGUE Premier viewer's guide

MIRAA
July 21st, 2018 01:23

As we approach the starting time of ELEAGUE Premier 2018, we have put together a viewer's guide with everything you need to know about this tournament, which will have a whopping $1 million prize fund.

The G-FUEL ELEAGUE Arena, located in Atlanta, will stage yet another edition of ELEAGUE Premier in what will be the second Counter-Strike competition hosted by Turner Sports in 2018, after the Boston Major.

The current top six teams in the world plus fnatic (8th) and Cloud9 (14th) will square off over the next nine days, with a best-of-three double-elimination group stage leading up to the single-elimination playoffs.

Astralis will open up the action against C9

Tarik "tarik" Celik's debut for MIBR and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's return to FaZe are two of the biggest storylines heading into the event, which will also feature a Cloud9 side in attendance with two stand-ins, Maikil "Golden" Selim and Martin "STYKO" Styk.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

The group stage will run until Wednesday, July 25, with the playoffs being held over the second weekend of the event, after a two-day break in the action. The complete tournament schedule 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

Alex "Machine" Richardson will be hosting the show, while Sue "Smix" Lee will be in charge of conducting interviews in between the matches. Janko "YNk" Paunović will be the main analyst, while two casting duos will be providing live commentary on the action.

The complete English language broadcast team looks as follows:

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

Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunovic - Analyst

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

Finally, the prize money breakdown for the event is the following:

1. - $500,000
2. - $200,000
3-4. - $80,000
5-6. - $40,000
7-8. - $30,000

Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1014
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1178
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
LETS GO!
2018-07-21 01:24
#4
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Brazil skbestteam07 
Mibr top 1 , gaules veado
2018-07-21 01:25
0/8 only gold novas edit comments
2018-07-21 01:26
You posted two replies to the thread without editing either meaning you'd probably be an admin trying to avoid the 'first' replies WHY IS THERE A HLTV ADMIN USING THE NAME "MIBR IS OVERRATED" god fucking damn it
2018-07-21 01:52
fak
2018-07-21 01:52
Best duos of caster, no biasedG and biasokist, yay!
2018-07-21 03:52
#57
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India MihirX27 
You Got Em Good +1
2018-07-21 05:10
#8
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
hey
2018-07-21 01:25
Let’s Gooo Na’Vi
2018-07-21 10:12
OLOF IS BACK <33333
2018-07-21 01:24
#35
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
+1 on that username
2018-07-21 01:49
+1
2018-07-21 01:50
#65
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Slovakia FiiLCS 
+1
2018-07-21 08:57
#3
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Brazil skbestteam07 
c
2018-07-21 01:24
Nice
2018-07-21 01:25
#11
will | 
United States Ding0o 
Expected
2018-07-21 01:26
#6
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Spain NeilCS 
Olof!
2018-07-21 01:25
Nice prizeee
2018-07-21 01:25
#9
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United States AdventureNexus 
ez for clown9
2018-07-21 01:25
#28
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Netherlands gertwily 
last spot ez
2018-07-21 01:39
#12
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Bulgaria TryGam3s 
Ez
2018-07-21 01:26
ez mibr
2018-07-21 01:29
#26
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Brazil Eusouimortal 
+1
2018-07-21 01:37
#14
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Russia refrain 
will it be streamed on twitch?
2018-07-21 01:29
#56
s1mple | 
Korea Somon 
Yes!
2018-07-21 04:10
why grand final bo3, if on official website it's bo5 ?
2018-07-21 01:30
From ELEAGUE website: Sunday Jul 29th Start time 2pm ET Day 7 Finals - Best of 3
2018-07-21 01:31
ye but it's too from eleague website LINK: eleague.com/premier-2018
2018-07-21 01:35
If you go here: eleague.com/premier-2018/schedule It says bo3. It's what I pasted. I'll message them and ask for clarification. Thanks!
2018-07-21 01:38
thank u mate, waiting for response
2018-07-21 01:39
#66
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Europe erhansol 
bo3 grand finals are so lame
2018-07-21 09:10
BO5 finals are lamer
2018-07-21 11:44
#75
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Europe erhansol 
bo3 finals are more lamererer
2018-07-21 11:47
#84
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Norway VemundM 
i sink zis bo1 finals are te best
2018-07-21 16:19
GO NAVIIIIII
2018-07-21 01:32
#18
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Brazil Eusouimortal 
500k to mibr ez
2018-07-21 01:34
#21
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Russia refrain 
in your dreams bud. Also in wet dreams of Stewie2k
2018-07-21 01:35
#25
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Brazil Eusouimortal 
mad ruski kkkk
2018-07-21 01:37
+1 ez for turok
2018-07-21 01:43
#58
aizy | 
United Kingdom Twork 
C9 will win MIBR in decider.
2018-07-21 06:28
#19
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Brazil excambaw 
mibr will be destroyed
2018-07-21 01:34
#22
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Canada patO_P 
NAVI all the way !!!
2018-07-21 01:36
Bo3 GSL with Eleague Production value and super NA-friendly timing? Kreygasm
2018-07-21 01:42
#41
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Brazil Eusouimortal 
kkkk
2018-07-21 01:59
#32
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Belarus andryxa1337 
GO GO NAVI
2018-07-21 01:43
Does anybody know if this will be on tbs?
2018-07-21 01:46
#92
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United States HEUGO1 
I would also like to know bc I may be on tv
2018-07-28 04:14
#34
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Albania Mamluku 
So no thorin? who doesnt invite the soul of esports?
2018-07-21 01:46
#39
Brazil edg 
I love these low quality baits
2018-07-21 01:55
Are u mad at him that he roasts your top team and he is always right ? Hahahahah
2018-07-21 01:58
#42
Brazil edg 
Bro, no mad at all! It doesnt matter who he roasts, for real.. if I support a team, be it cs or soccer, I couldnt care less if the others flame it. I just think he's an asshole that understands shit of cs. Great self-advertiser nonetheless.
2018-07-21 02:06
#69
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Germany davidcsgo 
pakistan cs
2018-07-21 10:33
#82
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Suk_Mike_Hok 
German cs
2018-07-21 13:20
#86
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Germany davidcsgo 
yh BIG numba 7 in da world?
2018-07-22 14:03
#87
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Suk_Mike_Hok 
Inflated cuz major and esl one colonge...
2018-07-22 23:20
#88
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Germany davidcsgo 
Bosnian cs tho. Only good player is niko
2018-07-23 00:09
#89
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Suk_Mike_Hok 
Who cares... Just don't go insulting other cs regions when yours is as equally shit.
2018-07-23 00:29
#90
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Germany davidcsgo 
oh so Pakistan cs > German cs FUNNY HAHAHA
2018-07-23 13:57
#91
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Suk_Mike_Hok 
"As equally shit" I don't think you understand the meaning.
2018-07-23 21:32
#72
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Albania Mamluku 
it was pure sarcasm xP
2018-07-21 11:26
#43
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Myanmar AstralisGoat 
Easy AF for Astralis the greatest team of all time.
2018-07-21 02:07
#44
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Ukraine extezy10 
NaVi DaVi
2018-07-21 02:14
#46
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China fu22Y 
c9 + me = ez 1st place
2018-07-21 02:18
#48
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Denmark Zorrondo 
mibr in another t1 tournament OMEGALUL what excuse will be this time? the roster changes?
2018-07-21 02:22
What about cloud9 in another t1 tournament?
2018-07-21 07:51
#70
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Germany davidcsgo 
expect they don’t have any stupid excuses
2018-07-21 10:34
#49
fl0m | 
United States moshua 
Astralis over NAVI grand final
2018-07-21 02:34
ez for smix (?)
2018-07-21 02:47
only 2 games per day is kinda bad for my boring life
2018-07-21 03:12
#52
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
mibr plz
2018-07-21 03:29
#53
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North America LiquidTwistzz 
Go mouz! Ez for them
2018-07-21 03:30
ez for mibr
2018-07-21 03:34
YouTube or Twitch?
2018-07-21 07:14
Twitch
2018-07-21 07:37
Thanks broski
2018-07-21 08:10
I want olof to be the MVP of the event..................
2018-07-21 07:16
#64
D0cC | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Group B is like group of death thou, IT WILL BE SO FUN TO WATCH
2018-07-21 08:18
Lol! Nice groups .. Group A: ONE good team ... (astralis) Group B: ALL good teams, top5 teams all of them. How did they make these groups?! Haha
2018-07-21 10:43
First BO3 starts 21:00 then second one 00:00 yes nice
2018-07-21 11:47
#77
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
rip eu
2018-07-21 11:52
#76
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
mibr wasted spot
2018-07-21 11:52
#78
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Asia n0val 
ez 4 faze
2018-07-21 11:55
Gogo mibr
2018-07-21 12:29
no semmler BibleThump
2018-07-21 12:30
#81
ropz | 
China seekerNN 
well have to stay up late fuck
2018-07-21 12:37
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2018-07-21 13:33
#85
ropz | 
Finland Sandels 
EZ4SNAXSPORTS
2018-07-21 20:44
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