IEM Chicago announced with $250,000 prize pool

MIRAA
August 9th, 2018 17:35

ESL has announced that it will host a series of Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) events in Chicago, the first of which featuring $250,000 in prize money.

The announcement follows a three-year deal agreed between ESL and two Chicago venues, the United Center and the Wintrust Arena, to make the Midwestern city the new home for North American IEM events, succeeding Oakland.

The 2018 stop will take place at the Wintrust Arena, a 10,000-seat arena that opened last year, from November 10-11 before the event moves to the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls, for 2019 and 2020.

Chicago is the new home of IEM in North America

Astralis and FaZe headline the invite list for the North American competition, which will also feature six teams determined by online qualifiers, held in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The first eight of ten invitees can be found below:

Registration for the open qualifiers is already open and can be done by clicking the links below:

Asia (one slot)
Dates: August 20-22
Register: Here

North America (two slots)
Dates: August 23-25
Register: Here

Europe (two slots)
Dates: August 23-25
Register: Here

South America (one slot)
Dates: August 29-31
Register: Here

ESL has also revealed the complete broadcast team for the event, which sees Alex "Machine" Richardson return to a desk host position after he was selected as a caster for the upcoming ESL One New York event. OJ Borg remains as stage host, with Anders Blume set to make his first appearance at an ESL tournament since Cologne 2017.

Below you can find the complete on-air team for the event:

United Kingdom OJ Borg - Stage Host

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Reporter

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator

Wait what? Oakland >>> Chicago! Lets just hope everything goes well! USA is a dangerous place! Next IEM should be in a 1st world country!
2018-08-09 17:35
#2
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Denmark goFaZe! 
MiBR is trash plz stop inviting them, instantly wasted spot
2018-08-09 17:36
#6
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol BIG invited what a waste
2018-08-09 17:36
#24
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Europe Z4NY 
+1 omega
2018-08-09 17:37
#29
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Denmark Master_Baitor 
yes
2018-08-09 17:37
#147
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Netherlands Vladrurik 
Why do people keep hating on BIG ffs REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WHY DO PEOPLE NOT APPRECIATE GOB B REEEEEEEEEEEE
2018-08-09 18:39
+1
2018-08-09 18:52
#183
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
gob b > fallen
2018-08-09 19:54
#212
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Europe pawlosek888 
STOP HOSTING CSGO EVENTS IN SICH TERRORIST SHITHOLES LIKE USA!
2018-08-09 20:56
lol because indonesia is such a peaceful 1st world country.
2018-08-09 23:57
and how about Indonesia with those muslims people xD
2018-08-10 05:45
#214
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Russia GramDEL 
Cuz BIG won't ever win anything again. They played that good in Cologne just cuz of home crowd and the fact that t1 teams underrated them
2018-08-09 21:05
#217
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
You say "again" like they even won Cologne, which they failed to do :>
2018-08-09 21:20
#218
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Russia GramDEL 
Fak, you've got a point
2018-08-09 21:21
#228
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Ukraine DailyS 
They won PGL Europe minor
2018-08-09 22:33
#233
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
wow they won a Minor, such hard such accomplishment lmao
2018-08-09 23:52
u do realize that Liquid didn't win shit since cs_summit? Liquid has so many 2nd places lol
2018-08-10 02:57
#270
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Germany Strela 
Liquid won summit and a minor too. Thats all in the last past 12 months. Whats your point?
2018-08-10 11:42
#316
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Germany TheYStriker 
If wins in tier 1 tournaments should be the criteria for an invite, you could more than half the list....
2018-08-10 23:21
#27
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Denmark Master_Baitor 
ikr
2018-08-09 17:37
#95
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Germany Strela 
they did beat every single of the teams in the event the last time they fight them, except mouz
2018-08-09 18:02
#103
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Germany MaxGamiing 
Like Cologne?
2018-08-09 18:06
#126
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Germany waien 
Team lulqid wasted spot
2018-08-09 18:21
#133
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Europe Z4NY 
haha nice jk
2018-08-09 18:24
#158
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
ehhhh but liquid not? :D
2018-08-09 18:55
#234
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
I think you need to get your brain checked out if you think a one-off performance from a team known to have miracle upset runs can be compared to a team which has been constantly making finals of tournaments and only losing because Astralis was the other final team :>
2018-08-09 23:54
he said liquid not faze or navi
2018-08-10 01:23
#244
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
i think you should check yourself b4 you say stupid shit :>
2018-08-10 02:07
Hold your flames. Liquid is good but not that much.
2018-08-10 02:51
#245
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Germany Cyasera 
Well Renegades is even more wasted though. I generally don't get these invites xD.
2018-08-10 02:48
#249
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Australia kTw0 
fuck up
2018-08-10 03:38
#251
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Germany Cyasera 
Renegades died when Kassad left.
2018-08-10 03:41
NAF*
2018-08-10 04:35
#255
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Germany Cyasera 
nah they were decent at Sydney, but then they went to complete shit.
2018-08-10 04:49
watching BIG games is more fun than mibr games .
2018-08-10 11:43
Big although not a great team, have a large fan base in America, so it makes sense to invite them imo
2018-08-10 14:55
#9
TACO | 
Turkey ErdoGOD 
B
2018-08-09 17:36
+1
2018-08-09 17:37
#48
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Finland STICKOShaha 
miburr haha
2018-08-09 17:40
Faze in 2k18 foreal? Topkek'd
2018-08-09 17:58
#135
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India Qu1cKy_0 
2 trophies
2018-08-09 18:26
- BIG -MIBR + Fnatic + ENCE
2018-08-09 20:02
Fuck off
2018-08-09 20:31
#206
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Germany waien 
Why replace #6 and# 7 in Ranking with #8/9(idk) and#14
2018-08-09 20:37
+1
2018-08-10 01:14
#5
TACO | 
Turkey ErdoGOD 
Expected
2018-08-09 17:36
#14
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Finland Fr0styCS 
MY FAVOURITE CITY
2018-08-09 17:37
#75
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Poland HTMFS 
And why is that?
2018-08-09 17:50
#76
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Finland Fr0styCS 
Ive been to Chicago and i absolutely fell in love with the windy city <3
2018-08-09 17:51
#84
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Poland HTMFS 
My family life in Chicago
2018-08-09 17:58
#122
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Finland Fr0styCS 
Cool!
2018-08-09 18:18
#124
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Poland HTMFS 
Yeah but I don't have much contact with them because it's already third generation they don't even speak Polish.
2018-08-09 18:21
#152
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United States mers_cs 
pasha london school ?
2018-08-09 18:50
#187
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Poland HTMFS 
To expensive for poorlack :/
2018-08-09 20:02
#242
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
I live an hour away I'm so happy
2018-08-10 01:16
#262
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United States Jrfaster 
Im 30 minutes away. I have been waiting for an event thats close. Im hyped
2018-08-10 09:46
#276
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Finland Fr0styCS 
I am half a world away, feelsbadman. I wish i could live in Chicago one day. Also our hero Markkanen plays for the bulls there!
2018-08-10 14:36
Make event in Brasil
2018-08-09 17:37
#34
Maluk3 | 
Europe Unluko 
ok
2018-08-09 17:38
RiP NiP
2018-08-09 17:39
#322
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United States derp_status 
Esl knows
2018-08-11 15:30
#58
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United States Mikeyyyy 
0/8
2018-08-09 17:44
ez top8 for MIBR
2018-08-09 17:46
BR racists spit on maj3r tho .. expected from tier5 kingokongo country but still not cool.
2018-08-09 17:59
#101
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Brazil jackwell 
America is not dangerous, chicago is a great city and oakland is hot garbage. trust me when i say that the united center will be a great tournament host.
2018-08-09 18:05
#125
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
I agree downtown Chicago is a great city, it's true 'America from TV. As long as you dont visit certain residential districts there aren't problems in Chicago.
2018-08-09 18:21
#129
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Brazil jackwell 
i always said that if you want to get shot in america, you have to really try for it. rarely does anyone get killed who's in a normal area.
2018-08-09 18:22
#146
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Like why would anyone even visit the south side or some bad district. They are pretty far , you have to drive there. When you get there its just ugly architecture homes with very few businesses around. When you know the city lay out its all good
2018-08-09 18:37
#149
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Brazil jackwell 
exactly, i lived in the south side of chicago for 14 years and i never saw any shootings. its a very subjected area of the city that deals with the kills, of which there's plenty of but is still smal compared to the rest of the city. plus most of it is gangs shooting each other, not gangs shootings pedestrians.
2018-08-09 18:42
or just go to school xd
2018-08-09 19:21
#128
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United States kriksB 
Says the Brazillian
2018-08-09 18:22
#213
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Russia GramDEL 
+1
2018-08-09 21:00
#224
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Brazil jackwell 
fake flag mate
2018-08-09 22:01
Allstate arena is in the white part of Chicago. Wintrust is out by downtown Chicago. Both are legit locations. Nothing you hear on the news happens around the 2 arenas.
2018-08-09 18:37
#223
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Brazil jackwell 
its at the united center
2018-08-09 22:01
you are correct I think he missed that part...BUT he is right. It just like any place, the hood can be real bad but the suburbs and nice areas are fine and safe... EXAMPLE: look up the murder in Chicago by ethnic group: blacks vs latin/white/asian etc...its like 98% black people in all black neighborhoods
2018-08-10 11:58
USA SAFETY TIPS=SAFEST COUNTRY EVER IF FOLLOWED,JUST AVOID: -schools, esp 1s fulll of highschool kids -also avoid being near any police officers that are near black people...not worth catching a stray bullet when 9 officers shoot 57 times each -South Chicago- 10 TIMES! yes, 10X more likely to be shot here...its poor black areas the cops dont even try to solve em they just let em shoot each other. do those 2 things and USA is 1 of the safest n the world! I find work, strippers, and video games all good ways to avoid violence. TLDR: South Chicago is 1 of most dangerous areas in USA BUT if u stay in suburbs or nice hotels away from the hood u can be very safe! (but if ur arent scurred u can buy party supplies on every corner in hood)
2018-08-10 11:54
+1
2018-08-10 15:48
Honestly if you look at muder rate vs population Chicago is way safer than 100's of cities in the US
2018-08-11 21:24
I never said Chicago was the only city in the USA with black ppl
2018-08-12 02:29
Cool
2018-08-09 17:36
#78
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Brazil coldzinNTC 
IEM Chiraq
2018-08-09 17:51
#4
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Denmark 1924 
Rip nip
2018-08-09 17:36
#7
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Sweden Faix 
nice
2018-08-09 17:36
Na`Vi > all invited teams
2018-08-09 17:36
They declined the invite lol
2018-08-09 17:45
#153
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North America Hyperdogy 
why?
2018-08-09 18:51
They said there wasn’t enough time
2018-08-09 19:51
#219
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United States 0123Rhm 
Source?
2018-08-09 21:31
Zeus’s gf instargram
2018-08-10 17:42
#309
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United States 0123Rhm 
They say it’s because they didn’t have time. Does this mean they are invited to Blast Pro Copenhagen? It’s the only event around the time of IEM
2018-08-10 19:37
#10
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Serbia NenadR01 
so good :D
2018-08-09 17:36
good luck @TheNotoriousMMA
2018-08-09 17:36
Wtf u talk nub? CS > MMA
2018-08-09 18:00
u will dl nuttin
2018-08-09 18:09
#12
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Germany dxciBel 
nice
2018-08-09 17:36
NAVI LUL
2018-08-09 17:37
#15
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Czech Republic Rewask 
n1
2018-08-09 17:37
#16
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
R.I.P. NiP LOOOOL
2018-08-09 17:37
The mid-west has always been strong for CS; super accessible from much of the US/Canada. Chiraq is a beautiful city, although in November it'll be cold as fuck, and deep-dish is the superior type of pizza.
2018-08-09 17:37
#60
s1mple | 
Other Tyload 
+1
2018-08-09 17:45
#161
fl0m | 
United States moshua 
+2
2018-08-09 19:04
#205
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United States Venom_ 
-1 Oakland >Chicago
2018-08-09 20:32
#18
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Germany aabd 
teen invitees?
2018-08-09 17:37
#19
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Lithuania D1zr3t 
TriHard
2018-08-09 17:37
Playing cs on the streets nice
2018-08-09 17:37
WHERE IS CIS?
2018-08-09 17:37
MiBR is enough wasted spot , no need cis nabs.
2018-08-09 18:02
Nice.
2018-08-09 17:37
EZ4MOUZ
2018-08-09 17:37
Mibr out in groups no chance vs GOD TACO and Astralis
2018-08-09 17:37
#37
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Denmark goFaZe! 
+1
2018-08-09 17:39
gg
2018-08-09 17:37
#31
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Korea KellyS 
go BIG
2018-08-09 17:38
Big wasted spot again? :-D
2018-08-09 17:38
#33
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United States zerodesire 
250.000$ for 16 teams. Lul.
2018-08-09 17:38
#35
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Europe trey_ 
NAVI???????
2018-08-09 17:38
No invite for NaVi but for BIG, MIBR, Renegades and NRG LUL
2018-08-09 17:39
it will be more invites bro.
2018-08-09 18:12
it wont?!!?????/wtf ahahhahahaha
2018-08-09 18:14
So one of fnatic, NiP and NaVi wont get an invite but NRG, MIBR, Renegades and BIG get one LUL hahahhaha
2018-08-09 18:17
#148
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Germany Brunr 
No, Navi declined the invite but nt Nip could have been invited, but it's up to the organizers if you wanna look at how strong the team looks or how good they were last Event. And fnatic, i mean maybe they also got one who knows but these Teams can challege fnatic right now anyway
2018-08-09 18:44
And where did you get the information that navi declined the invite, cant find anything
2018-08-09 21:07
Renegades invited??? did NiP, Navi etc decline the invite ? :O
2018-08-09 17:39
it will be more invites bro.
2018-08-09 18:13
#238
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Australia Flyntos 
Watchu mean, renegades is easily top 1? Respect the boys
2018-08-10 00:58
renegade is definitely overrate.invite them is shit
2018-08-10 06:57
ez 4 ence
2018-08-09 17:39
#41
s1mple | 
United Kingdom UKGOD 
where is navi
2018-08-09 17:39
#42
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Finland STICKOShaha 
hope no one gets mugged in chicago
2018-08-09 17:40
#43
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United States Raze12 
I can finally go to an event now :)
2018-08-09 17:40
This. I'm so glad that they came to Chicago so I don't have to fly to fucking poland to see a big event
2018-08-09 18:25
#253
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United States Raze12 
+1
2018-08-10 04:29
No Navi wtf?
2018-08-09 17:40
What the fuck?Where is NİP they are reigning champions where is the Fnatic?BİG are you kidding us ?Bad Renegades!Shit tournament ez for Astralis.
2018-08-09 17:40
2018-08-09 17:40
#57
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Denmark goFaZe! 
Nice pic xaxaaxxa
2018-08-09 17:43
-150 points in ranking
2018-08-09 18:12
Interestingly, that she said that Navi declined the invitation due to tight schedule. But all top teams are going to participate there, does it mean, that Navi going to attend on some other tier 2 event which scheduled for same time?
2018-08-09 18:36
#47
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United States PsychoLogical 
Oh no... This is probably not gonna end well FacePalm , just why Chiraq mann....
2018-08-09 17:40
McCormick/United Center are relatively safe areas, it's just the more south you go (from those areas) the likelihood if you getting shot increases.
2018-08-09 17:49
#315
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Serbia SF94 
O block
2018-08-10 22:07
#49
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Nepal Driitz 
Inb4 some player get shot in chiraq
2018-08-09 17:40
WHERE IS FNATIC
2018-08-09 17:40
#51
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Germany enzin 
ez 4 big
2018-08-09 17:41
No NaVi, but invite tier2 teams like Renegades, NRG, BIG, MIBR NA Brain
2018-08-09 17:41
stop triggering mibr fans
2018-08-09 17:45
lol, ok
2018-08-09 18:44
#175
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Germany zeolikk 
NaVi declined it and some of the teams you listed deserve it
2018-08-09 19:41
#207
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Germany waien 
I get your point but they declined and it is boring to see Astralis Faze Na vi in every tournament that has like 250000k+ as prize pool Edit: everyone should calm down there are still 2 invites left and qualifier spots.
2018-08-09 20:41
#53
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Portugal iZnoGoud1 
Weird that they invited Renegades and not NiP or North.
2018-08-09 17:42
#79
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Australia headlightsxd 
Id say all of them are around the same level, no one is for sure better than the other. However, with the two NA slots i agree i think they coulda left out either Renegades or NRG. Clearly they are trying to get the rising NA teams like Rogue and coL- Idm 4 NA teams at an NA LAN
2018-08-09 17:53
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH NIP WOULD EAT RNG
2018-08-09 18:16
#140
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Australia RoadmanShaq 
We will see at the Main Qualifier my friend
2018-08-09 18:32
#226
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Spain JasonRacism 
No they wouldn't, NiP is in shambles
2018-08-09 22:18
#176
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Germany zeolikk 
NiP HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-08-09 19:41
FNATIC AHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAH
2018-08-09 20:10
#199
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Germany zeolikk 
Fnatic clearly have better results than NiP
2018-08-09 20:21
"OJ Borg remains as desk host" you got a little typo there :> he remains as stage host
2018-08-09 17:42
besides RNG and mibr very good invites actually. I really like that NRG and BIG get more chances
2018-08-09 17:42
#56
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United States Mikeyyyy 
Nice I live in chiraq should be good
2018-08-09 17:42
#59
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Finland New_username 
WHERE IS ENCE KYS CHIGACT
2018-08-09 17:44
#66
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Finland New_username 
NA 2 SLOTS ASIA 1 SLOT haAHAHAH why not just invite indian and african teams so you can get most viewers
2018-08-09 17:46
#177
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Germany zeolikk 
Why so much hate against them?
2018-08-09 19:42
no vp tfu
2018-08-09 17:45
#64
s1mple | 
Poland S4jko 
Nice
2018-08-09 17:45
Inviting big omg
2018-08-09 17:46
#178
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Germany zeolikk 
What's your point
2018-08-09 19:42
Inviting rng and big omg
2018-08-09 20:01
#200
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Germany zeolikk 
Who else should they invite?
2018-08-09 20:22
lul there are like 10 teams that could be invited instead
2018-08-09 20:42
#210
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Germany zeolikk 
No, there aren't
2018-08-09 20:50
#68
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Australia headlightsxd 
RNG invited after their performance at IEM Sydney YTB
2018-08-09 17:47
#100
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United States drobotgamer 
Some teams declined that why they still need 2 invited teams.
2018-08-09 18:05
Bologna
2018-08-10 01:15
#69
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Brazil mibr_DBM18 
Year 2025's prizes poll: 250k. WTF??????
2018-08-09 17:47
Inb4 the prize pool gets stolen because the tournament is held under a fucking bridge. (Chicago is shit.)
2018-08-09 17:48
no
2018-08-09 23:44
#71
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Brazil mibr_DBM18 
-renegaded +NaVi
2018-08-09 17:49
#72
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
About time for NRG to receive an invite
2018-08-09 17:49
#99
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United States drobotgamer 
They recieve invites now. DHMasters IEMShanghai Soon to be DHO Montreal now this.
2018-08-09 18:05
actually a good casting lineup
2018-08-09 17:50
#80
suNny | 
World gto13 
nip won last 2 edition and no invite? LUL
2018-08-09 17:54
#81
BURNRUOk | 
Finland disse 
EZ4ENCE
2018-08-09 17:55
#82
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Finland pornokarhu 
If ence is not invited this will be shit event
2018-08-09 17:55
#83
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Navi > all invited teams (except Astralis) Dafuq, ESL?
2018-08-09 17:57
#92
 | 
United States drobotgamer 
Declined the invite
2018-08-09 18:01
#96
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Lol, braindead navi. Ok, ty.
2018-08-09 18:03
#98
sL4M | 
CIS LRtx 
at least they'll be alive lul
2018-08-09 18:04
#102
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
ahahah, true, Chicago is scary place.
2018-08-09 18:06
#86
Loh | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
Where is Navi
2018-08-09 17:59
#97
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United States drobotgamer 
Declined the invite that's why they still have 2 unfilled invite spots
2018-08-09 18:04
MIBR is the new VP
2018-08-09 18:00
#89
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Denmark white_sheep 
To the stars
2018-08-09 18:00
#91
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Russia KnifeMan183 
Nice! Now would not give straight invite for Na'Vi, top 2 of the world! GJ ESL!
2018-08-09 18:00
#93
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United States drobotgamer 
NRG Easy
2018-08-09 18:01
wasted spot for asia. tyloo will win and the indos will not get their visas
2018-08-09 18:06
#105
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Germany Tunio 
they invite mibr trash and not NaVi?
2018-08-09 18:07
#106
sL4M | 
CIS LRtx 
Declined the invite
2018-08-09 18:08
#107
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Germany zeolikk 
NRG invited?
2018-08-09 18:08
#109
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina ERMIN91 
yeah noice
2018-08-09 18:09
Mibr wasted as always LUL
2018-08-09 18:10
#111
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
wow nice
2018-08-09 18:11
#112
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
I may be in Chicago during this event yay
2018-08-09 18:12
#117
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Sweden ThorinEk 
RIP NIP winning the event two times in a row and not getting invited this is just wrong
2018-08-09 18:15
#121
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France kennySsSsS 
rip iem oakland rip nip
2018-08-09 18:18
#123
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Denmark Fonder 
Hope to see C9, they are building an interesting team
2018-08-09 18:21
#127
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Australia niaouli1998 
where the fuck is NiP ? winning the last 2 IEM held in America
2018-08-09 18:22
This aint oakland boy
2018-08-09 23:50
#130
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Sweden Akoulad 
BIG, NRG LMFAO
2018-08-09 18:22
#180
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
and? lul wasted spot again? LUL
2018-08-09 19:50
#181
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Sweden Akoulad 
Yes-
2018-08-09 19:50
#191
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
sob further fnatic no :D
2018-08-09 20:14
#192
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Sweden Akoulad 
still 8 teams left
2018-08-09 20:14
#193
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
Do not be afraid, they will not be invited and they will not qualify
2018-08-09 20:16
#194
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Sweden Akoulad 
Tell me why BIG deserves an invite 1 fluke event lmao
2018-08-09 20:17
#195
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
Due to the fact that they at least showed something for July
2018-08-09 20:17
#197
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Sweden Akoulad 
hltv.org/matches/2324393/big-vs-fnatic-e.. Also hard to show something with two recent rosters changed. BIG will be wiped out clean in Chicago, biggest fluke team ever in CS:GO:
2018-08-09 20:20
#198
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
The same thing was said about the cologne GL
2018-08-09 20:21
#131
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
NiP IEM Oackland Champions for the third year in a row.
2018-08-09 18:23
#132
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Denmark oskarsports 
Poggers
2018-08-09 18:24
#136
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Finland niklaSjj 
pog
2018-08-09 18:28
#137
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Rip Nip CHIIIRAAAAQQQQ
2018-08-09 18:29
#314
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Serbia SF94 
O block
2018-08-10 22:06
why MIBR? what a wasted spot...
2018-08-09 18:31
#139
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Australia RoadmanShaq 
THE BOYS GOT A DIRECT INVITE TO A T1 EVENT? FUCK YEAH inb4 not T1 becuase no NAVI
2018-08-09 18:31
Probably cuz all the other good teams declined so they had to go with tier3 teams like rng and big
2018-08-09 20:11
MiBR? :/
2018-08-09 18:32
I love everything about Chicago except its winter, which can be from November to April and it's so freaking cold :(
2018-08-09 18:33
Welcome to chiraq there csgo is real
2018-08-09 18:34
#313
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Serbia SF94 
southside chiraq, o block
2018-08-10 22:06
MIBR, really?
2018-08-09 18:52
#211
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Brazil vass28 
top 7 world What's your point?
2018-08-09 20:51
#156
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Finland Gl1tch^ 
I really wish theyd have these events in developed countries
2018-08-09 18:54
IEM Sarajevo
2018-08-09 20:12
#157
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Europe fahadinho 
WHERE is vp? :D
2018-08-09 18:54
RIP
2018-08-10 03:25
#159
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
good to know some silvers will be shooten there
2018-08-09 18:56
#160
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Russia kol9s 
Where is NaVi?
2018-08-09 19:03
#162
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Spain akproxx 
Navi??
2018-08-09 19:08
#163
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Sweden Daquan 
Event in a no go zone? lul
2018-08-09 19:08
#164
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Hungary lemusz 
lets go Bulls
2018-08-09 19:09
RIP THE PLAYERS
2018-08-09 19:10
#166
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Netherlands Echie 
Literally moving to Illinois next week :D
2018-08-09 19:12
2 ez 4 BIG
2018-08-09 19:12
CHICAGO HYPEEE
2018-08-09 19:14
#169
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Macau LemonFox 
no ENCE :(
2018-08-09 19:20
Nice city but terrible timing. Should host it in middle/late-October. November weather can be rough in Chicago.
2018-08-09 19:23
EZ for Chief Keef
2018-08-09 19:33
hit the chug chug hit the chug chug hit it
2018-08-09 19:39
2018-08-09 19:41
not pimp reeee
2018-08-09 19:43
Lmao and no C9 invite Good
2018-08-09 20:02
#196
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United States Flzsh 
NRG will win
2018-08-09 20:18
#202
s1mple | 
Russia Laxity 
nrg is shit
2018-08-09 20:27
#310
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United States Flzsh 
relevant flag
2018-08-10 21:01
Yea Pimp
2018-08-09 20:27
Hope that nip and g2/fnatic are the two missing invites. (Considering that navi declined the invite or that what's people saying).
2018-08-09 20:30
another murican event ffs
2018-08-09 20:49
rip people going to chicago
2018-08-09 21:08
+VP +G2
2018-08-09 21:37
#222
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Albania Mamluku 
so RNG, NRG, BIG over NaVi ?!!! Ok Esl , ok!!
2018-08-09 21:56
#225
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Romania skymeisteRr 
rip NiP
2018-08-09 22:18
chicago lmao people finna get stabbed
2018-08-09 22:23
dont get shot
2018-08-09 23:40
C9 not invited to North American t1 event shiiiii dawg that gotta hurt
2018-08-09 23:48
#235
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
How tf tyloo not get invited instead of renegays
2018-08-09 23:55
#250
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Australia kTw0 
Win the minor then maybe you'll get an invite
2018-08-10 03:39
#237
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Denmark white_sheep 
Invite Optic
2018-08-10 00:10
#239
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
renegades and no NaVi lul
2018-08-10 01:09
“Not enough time” wtf it’s Two months away also Chicago chimeras gonna win
2018-08-10 04:03
#256
s1mple | 
China Alar1c 
wtf? no navi? BiG...Renegades...Really? This is a crazy world
2018-08-10 05:15
#260
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
BIG... and? She deserved after the cologne
2018-08-10 07:29
She
2018-08-10 09:48
#264
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
Team - she -_-
2018-08-10 09:49
nice englando
2018-08-10 09:55
#267
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
Nice salo
2018-08-10 10:09
You can't use the gender pronouns of word like "team" because it has neutral form. Don't need to be angry dude, I didn't insult you, so don't insult me.
2018-08-10 10:57
#273
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
And you do not climb anymore
2018-08-10 11:51
#320
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Sweden Bangs 
>2 fluke runs in 2 years >deserved invite Sure buddy
2018-08-11 09:23
#321
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
R.I.P. N.I.P.
2018-08-11 09:31
#257
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United States Phaqs 
Being from Illinois, I'm so hyped that I can actually go to an event!
2018-08-10 05:41
#261
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Romania Splaxinho 
NiP wins
2018-08-10 09:45
#265
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Europe pl9netary 
BIG invited ? Lol. No hate but there are obviously other team who would have gotten an invite.
2018-08-10 09:50
#268
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
They deserve! Well that's not gambit
2018-08-10 10:09
#275
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Europe pl9netary 
Whut
2018-08-10 13:42
Chicago Bulls dead team
2018-08-10 14:37
I hope mibr get Shat on
2018-08-10 14:41
Awesome to see a SA qualifier!
2018-08-10 15:40
No Navi?
2018-08-10 17:04
no
2018-08-10 18:25
why renegades invited but no navi? Is there any reason to invite renegades?
2018-08-10 17:37
Navi turned down invite
2018-08-10 19:18
ok but why renegades invited? i can't come up with any reason
2018-08-11 02:44
#311
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Serbia SF94 
CHIRAQ
2018-08-10 22:05
ez4astralis
2018-08-11 00:42
Where is winstrike :(
2018-08-11 09:03
#372
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Serbia SF94 
2018-08-11 23:18
Ez for mouz
2018-08-12 02:35
#427
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Europe LoLBerto 
the EU qualifier starts 2018-08-20 but in hltv says 23-25. Why?
2018-08-18 13:23
#428
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Portugal Machado31 
-MIBR +NIP NiP won last 2 Oaklands yall... NiP easy win
2018-08-19 15:05
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