GG.BET Shuffle reaches playoffs

The group stage of the GG.BET Shuffle IEM Chicago Qualifier has come to an end, with the four group winners booking spots in the playoffs.

LDLC, Imperial, Vitality and Red Reserve have all earned spots in the single-elimination bracket after topping their respective groups, joining four sides invited by UCC.

Gambit, one of the four invitees, have decided to withdraw from the tournament as they still do not have a full line-up, with Heroic replacing the CIS side in the bracket. The Danish team, who recently won the Games Clash Masters, in Poland, will be taking on Red Reserve in the quarter-finals.

Heroic replace Gambit in the playoffs

The stand-out match of the first round will be the one pitting Vitality against StarSeries i-League Season 6 semi-finalists OpTic in what will be the biggest test for NBK's side since the creation of the team.

The winner of the GG.BET Shuffle will secure the final spot at IEM Chicago, a $250,000 tournament that will be held next month at the Wintrust Arena, joining the likes of Astralis, Liquid and Natus Vincere.

Below you can find the quarter-final match-ups of the tournament:

Sweden Red Reserve vs. Denmark Heroic
France G2 vs. France LDLC
Denmark OpTic vs. France Vitality
Finland ENCE vs. Lithuania Imperial

EZ4ENCE
2018-10-12 22:27
#30
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Poland Unluko
Yee
2018-10-12 22:49
#73
kekO | 
Germany Dedkek
t
2018-10-13 08:20
#75
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Poland Unluko
Lol
2018-10-13 09:01
+1
2018-10-13 01:53
Gl
2018-10-12 22:26
vitality poggers
2018-10-12 22:26
#6
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Spain elskio
Ok
2018-10-12 22:26
#8
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China yakmonster
WARNING: bet on a match of GGBET will make u life GG
2018-10-12 22:27
#15
Sosa | 
Europe Sosa19
Ggbet paid hltv ur comment is deleted in 3.2...
2018-10-12 22:29
#22
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China yakmonster
hope Xantares will going to a good team mouz -snax +Xantares
2018-10-12 22:33
Ever thought why mousesports reportedly wanted STYKO back instead of picking up ScreaM, cromen, etc? Because they value his supportive element, and without it the team is much more inconsistent, with worse teamplay, communication, chemistry, etc.
2018-10-12 23:34
#64
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Finland eMBeJaana
+1
2018-10-13 01:43
sunny needs a better team, should go to faze and replace bottigan
2018-10-13 14:09
#82
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India MihirX27
That's a bad idea, unless Sunny wants to be IGL.
2018-10-13 16:12
#9
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Turkey W10
rip g2 vs vitality
2018-10-12 22:27
more like rip G2
2018-10-12 22:30
Exciting match. Throne of France 😎
2018-10-12 22:52
#59
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV
Maybe for the final?? Idk help me out here haha
2018-10-13 00:17
#60
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Turkey W10
niet LDLC gonna smash g2
2018-10-13 00:49
#10
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Lithuania andy_
Heroic G2 Vitality Imperial
2018-10-12 22:28
LDLC better than G2 atm
2018-10-12 22:44
#50
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France Geemak75
+1
2018-10-12 23:26
#53
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France Marvelus
+1
2018-10-12 23:36
+1
2018-10-13 00:07
+1
2018-10-13 01:25
+1 (let's go LDLC)
2018-10-13 01:38
G2s having bootcamp. .. + Wait for moment and see g2 winning this .. Ezforg2 #G2WIN
2018-10-14 17:47
#65
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Finland eMBeJaana
Imperial :DDDDDDDDD
2018-10-13 01:43
#72
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Lithuania andy_
:DDDDDDDDDD
2018-10-13 07:47
#11
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Germany h0pe.
RR < Heroic G2 > LDLC OpTic < Vitality EZ4ENCE.
2018-10-12 22:28
G2 > Heroic Vitality > ENCE Vitality >>>> G2
2018-10-12 23:10
#66
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Finland eMBeJaana
omegalul ence>all those trash teams
2018-10-13 01:44
lul
2018-10-13 08:43
nt finnish
2018-10-13 15:51
#84
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Finland eMBeJaana
french cs OMEGALUL
2018-10-14 00:45
vitality > any finnish team and France : 2 majors
2018-10-14 01:08
#86
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Finland eMBeJaana
Vitality :DDDDDDDDDDD and who cares if france won a major in 2k14. doesn't matter anything in 2k18
2018-10-14 01:12
won 2 and it matter, you are just saying that because you have shit scene And yes, sleep on vitality just 10 time better than ence but ok we will see !
2018-10-14 01:27
#88
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Finland eMBeJaana
we will definitely see. i dno but i just feel like vitality is not gonna work
2018-10-14 01:33
+1
2018-10-14 17:47
#12
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Russia GramDEL
Hmm EZ4ENCE
2018-10-12 22:29
Lmao optic will probably lose...
2018-10-12 22:29
G2 so lucky
2018-10-12 22:29
they will lose to ldlc G2 garbage
2018-10-12 22:31
#19
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Finland Hypotoxic
Idk, I think even LDLC > G2 atm
2018-10-12 22:32
#20
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World Notb8ing
LMAO as said LDLC will easily rekt them. Besides only 1st place will qualify to IEM chicago, tho I suppose 2nd place can be good if some team decides to forfeit their spot in event.
2018-10-12 22:32
ENCE doing the usual and letting lesser teams compete but still asserting there dominance winning this tournament but pulling out of Chicago.
2018-10-12 22:34
LDLC is really solid. G2 is on a slump. I believe LDLC will take this one.
2018-10-13 01:38
EZ4ENCE
2018-10-12 22:31
#21
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North America LedwigCS
It took so long but fuck yeah!
2018-10-12 22:32
if g2 flops here then i dont even know
2018-10-12 22:42
#51
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France cedd
dont be surprised if LDLC win, they've been on a winning spree the last month or so (7-0 in esea MDL, doing ok in ECS, etc...)
2018-10-12 23:30
#31
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Denmark ghostan11
good to know that they told us when this will be played. GJ HLTV
2018-10-12 22:49
Shitlisted all team who playing on rigged ggbet
2018-10-12 22:52
We meet again Imperial
2018-10-12 22:55
Feels bad for imperial. EZ4ENCE
2018-10-12 22:57
#39
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
Come on Imperial I was in 'old Vilnius cafe' in Chicago yesterday.
2018-10-12 23:03
#47
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World shadow_11
So much hype for all new vitality. I just hope it doesnt turn out to be a disappointment. If it doesn't we might get to see the 2015 glory days of the french scene. If it doesn't, well its the same as it is now.
2018-10-12 23:18
I hope imperial win. Would be awesome to see some underdog action in chitown
2018-10-12 23:23
#76
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Finland eMBeJaana
LULperial should disband
2018-10-13 11:09
EZ 4 ENCE
2018-10-13 00:04
EZ4ENCE
2018-10-13 00:09
OmG, when I write ez my phone asks me if I want to write ez4ence. Well done Apple
2018-10-13 00:11
#68
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Argentina nymeros
let's goo TV !
2018-10-13 02:22
Heroic > RR These two are the weakest teams in the qualifier by far. Heroic was unimpressive even before the roster changes and they have been lackluster ever since. They do manage to get a few wins here and there, but against decent level of competition they haven't looked structured or individually sharp. I don't think they will get any further than this win, since their opponent Red Reserve has crumbled under qualifier-playoff pressure every time I have watched them play. And when I have seen them play good its usually individuals making solo plays which might work against weak top 25ish team like Heroic, however I don't think they can carry the momentum from VP win any further than to this round of eight. LDLC < G2 While upsets happen especially when two local teams meet I do favor G2. Their form is anything but good and even more worrying are the rumors about KennyS's motivation issues as well as his uncertainty to continue in the organization itself. Even so I do think experience and individual talent these players hold can take them to the next stage. Devoduvek and Amanek have not been as good as they were in Misfits even though they still are excellent players. That being said I wouldn't be too surprised if LDLC took this. Optic > Vitality It is hard to see Optic losing to a brand new line-up even if it is an interesting one. Even though Optic has a new roster it still carries over some of the tactics and teamplay from the former one, which is why I don't believe that even the hungry Vitality line-up will prevail. StarSeries has been a great tournament for K0nfig and if he can carry that momentum and form to these qualifiers it will be hard even for these Frenchies to stop him. ENCE > Imperial As a Finn I ofcourse am biased towards ENCE, however I do think history will repeat itself with this game. ENCE seems like more structured team and that in itself often proves to be a bigger asset than having a clear starplayers like Espiranto. Also Hadji has been a liability for the team even if we view him within his role. He seems to be way behind everyone elses individual level to a too big degree even for support player.
2018-10-13 02:35
Have a response dude
2018-10-13 13:23
gg
2018-10-13 02:38
G2 vs. vitality Final <3
2018-10-13 04:49
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