EPICENTER groups revealed

MIRAA
October 19th, 2018 18:38

The draw for the group stage of EPICENTER 2018 has been made, with the participating teams having been split into two groups.

Kicking off on Tuesday, the group stage will feature a double-elimination format, with every match being a best-of-three contest.

The group winners will automatically progress to the semi-finals, while the runners-up and the third-place sides will square off in the first round of the playoffs for the chance to compete in the last-four stage.

FaZe and Na`Vi have been drawn in the same group

Six of the eight tournament spots have been filled by invites, with the last two places going to the leading sides of the wildcard qualifier, scheduled for Monday and featuring Virtus.pro, HellRaisers, Swole Patrol and 5POWER.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A
Europe FaZe
Finland ENCE
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Other Qualifier Winner #1
Group B
Sweden NiP
Kazakhstan AVANGAR
North America Liquid
Other Qualifier Winner #2
#1
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United States YellowTriangle 
Times?
2018-10-19 18:38
#2
 | 
France dAdji 
Imperial is going to qualify for sure!
2018-10-19 18:39
#18
Lekr0 | 
Turkey Cherub 
nice
2018-10-19 18:40
yes
2018-10-19 18:46
#86
 | 
Europe justkayra 
yes
2018-10-19 20:28
#93
Lekr0 | 
Turkey Cherub 
my love 😘
2018-10-19 21:55
#103
 | 
Europe justkayra 
😎 yeet
2018-10-20 10:17
Nt hadji
2018-10-19 21:28
New york times?
2018-10-19 18:40
#28
smooya | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Why would they know times yet?
2018-10-19 18:42
They don’t even know all 8 teams yet
2018-10-19 19:06
ez group for nip tbh.
2018-10-21 07:06
EZ FOR ENCE
2018-10-19 18:39
#4
TaZ | 
Poland trollorowy 
its better to qualify from 2nd place OMEGALUL
2018-10-19 18:39
#37
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Germany mary69 
LOOOOOL +1
2018-10-19 18:45
#58
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Paraguay HighAlching 
final to be a throwfest expected
2018-10-19 18:55
yea, IDK why they think it is good idea tell beforehand which group u get, just make draw later or don't tell em' xddd
2018-10-19 19:35
#78
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World nakTriceps 
Exactly what I thought.
2018-10-19 20:07
#96
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Poland LilDilben 
Vp win decider match and going 2 slot wild card and ez play offs
2018-10-19 23:23
#97
TaZ | 
Poland trollorowy 
can confirm this information taz bestest
2018-10-19 23:23
#104
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Finland sakumaybE 
Lolololo laughts of The day
2018-10-20 10:37
#5
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Norway analpain1337 
Nip Ez groop
2018-10-19 18:39
#67
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United States GoldEar13 
Ez for liquid
2018-10-19 19:20
ez for navi
2018-10-19 18:39
#7
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Kazakhstan korean_fan 
AVG
2018-10-19 18:39
ez
2018-10-19 18:40
#87
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Kazakhstan korean_fan 
plus
2018-10-19 20:47
oneeeeeeeeeee
2018-10-19 22:27
#101
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Kazakhstan korean_fan 
xD )))
2018-10-20 05:23
tier2 tourney with tier99 faze
2018-10-19 18:39
#10
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Sweden R4Z_RiGhT 
EZ 4 NiP
2018-10-19 18:39
#11
JD | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
n1ce
2018-10-19 18:39
#13
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
Lul
2018-10-19 18:40
Why am I supposed to watch those shit teams?
2018-10-19 18:40
Noone says you have to watch them.
2018-10-19 18:42
#29
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Sweden Dino1 
Did someone force you? Does it cost anything?
2018-10-19 18:42
#38
flusha | 
United States screwy1 
LOL kebab soldiers fan
2018-10-19 18:45
You don't even have a stable team lol neither we have :(
2018-10-19 18:46
LUL
2018-10-19 19:35
ez liquid
2018-10-19 18:40
EZ4ENCE
2018-10-19 18:40
Gj
2018-10-19 18:40
#20
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Brazil vass28 
tier 3 tournament
2018-10-19 18:40
#45
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Czech Republic Bad_News_4_u 
Without m16br tier3, with m16r tier5 tournament
2018-10-19 18:48
#46
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Brazil vass28 
cry is free
2018-10-19 18:48
OOK OOK
2018-10-19 19:09
forsaken LUL
2018-10-19 18:40
#22
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Turkey 3mirhan 
ez 4 fa..
2018-10-19 18:40
#23
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Sweden godname 
inviting nip lul
2018-10-19 18:41
#24
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Finland Olter 
EZ4ENCE
2018-10-19 18:41
ez for NIP mark my words
2018-10-19 18:42
Group A looks dangerous af
2018-10-19 18:42
#30
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Germany Roflcopter234 
rip faze
2018-10-19 18:43
#31
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Estonia E$t0 
ence is gonna wipe dem
2018-10-19 18:43
#32
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Turkey ozzy4128 
ez 4 Liquid
2018-10-19 18:43
Tier2 tournument
2018-10-19 18:43
Epicenter is ALWAYS Tier1 event.
2018-10-19 18:49
Who is tier 1 team ?
2018-10-20 20:55
Liquid, faze. Faze not skill wise, they get invited to t1 events. Prob t1.5 tournament tbh
2018-10-22 17:40
#34
s1mple | 
Russia foggy54 
Qualifier Winner #1 - I cry about you.
2018-10-19 18:44
#35
s1mple | 
United States Den422 
Group B EZ Liquid
2018-10-19 18:44
A: NAVI,Faze B: Liquid, Avangar
2018-10-19 18:45
Avangar O m E g A L u L
2018-10-19 18:49
A Ence faze B liquid nip
2018-10-19 19:10
A: navi ence B: liquid nip
2018-10-19 19:27
nip in 2k18? omegaLUL stupid monkeyS
2018-10-19 19:31
reported
2018-10-19 19:31
Nip in 2k18 > gambit + vega squadron in 2k18
2018-10-19 21:28
ez c9
2018-10-19 18:45
#40
cj | 
Other undeadc00l 
navi, faze, liquid, avg in play-off
2018-10-19 18:45
hello epicenter, Why invite only shit and uninteresting teams???
2018-10-19 18:46
I guess you didn't read correctly which teams are participating
2018-10-19 18:51
NO astralis, NO Mibr, No Mouz only overrated shitters like FaZe liquid or NIP
2018-10-19 18:53
#82
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Astralis were invited but they pulled out Mibr are dun out here And Mouz went out in groups in a teir 5 tournament
2018-10-19 20:15
Mouz pulled out of epicenter btw. They need practice w/ styko. Also they have to qualify for the minor :C
2018-10-22 17:41
#119
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
I know but he was saying that it wasn't a tier 1 tournament because a team who went out in the groups of a tier 5 tournament wasn't her.
2018-10-23 19:26
You complain about number 3 and 4 in the world beeing in this tournament? I don't get it...
2018-10-20 01:25
BALANCED (NO)
2018-10-19 18:46
#47
 | 
Europe Vallon 
Hoping my boys take this tourney.
2018-10-19 18:48
What kind of draw is this? FaZe, NaVi and ENCE on the same group and they all won trophies this year vs TL and AVANGAR who won nothing.
2018-10-19 18:50
#83
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
How u comparing the strength of the teams based on things that happened 10 months ago
2018-10-19 20:16
NaVi won Cologne in July. Made it to Final in London in September. FaZe won Belo in June and Sydney in May. ENCE won StarSeries basically 1 week ago. Tell me when was the last time TL won anything? Let me remind you it was cs_summit 2 in Feb. That wasn't even a Premier event. It was invitational one. That sounds like a fair draw right?
2018-10-19 20:25
Yes
2018-10-19 21:29
It's too unfair for FaZe and Na'Vi to play against ENCE, that means they'll have to battle for second place ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-10-19 18:50
group A definitely balanced lol
2018-10-19 18:50
#54
Jame | 
Israel altandi 
EZ AVANGAR
2018-10-19 18:52
#55
 | 
Finland satkis 
Lol so ez group for ence
2018-10-19 18:52
Hope Avangar will crush NiP like every CIS team .
2018-10-19 18:53
#59
 | 
Russia ttteaser 
NaVi vs Avangar in final
2018-10-19 18:56
#60
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Germany x4m81 
Obviously ez for ence
2018-10-19 18:58
#61
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
afa
2018-10-19 19:03
#62
 | 
Canada pureGOD 
no mibr, no epicenter it sucks
2018-10-19 19:02
#63
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Europe trey_ 
lmao fair af
2018-10-19 19:02
Ez 4 ENCE.
2018-10-19 19:22
#69
 | 
Poland DizzeyKing 
its far better to be #2 in quals
2018-10-19 19:25
#73
 | 
France StickyRice 
Group A is tougher
2018-10-19 19:32
another t2 tournament wtf
2018-10-19 19:47
#84
 | 
United Kingdom Gio_bose 
How?
2018-10-19 20:17
no astralis, no mibr, no mouz
2018-10-20 11:52
#106
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
I agree with u on Astralis But mibr are kinda shit And Mouz went out in groups In a teir3-4 tournament when they were the only teir 1 team
2018-10-20 11:57
no, they were not tier 1 team on that event, because they played like bunch of fags to get rid of snax
2018-10-20 11:59
#108
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Ok thank you for confirming that you don't know what you are talking about
2018-10-20 20:43
read the interviews with mouz players and you'll find out that only one clueless person is actually you.
2018-10-20 20:51
+1
2018-10-22 17:43
#120
 | 
United Kingdom Gio_bose 
which ones?
2018-10-23 19:29
-1
2018-10-22 17:43
#77
steel | 
North America Le_s0uL 
faze will be the first team to be eliminated. ya heard it here first folks
2018-10-19 19:59
RIGGED
2018-10-19 20:07
#80
TACO | 
Portugal NotRlyPT 
why no mibr? shit tournament
2018-10-19 20:14
ez 4 ence
2018-10-19 20:15
why no MIBR they win EPICENTER ?
2018-10-19 21:15
Stacked A group IMO. Lez go ENCE!
2018-10-19 21:28
#EZ4ENCE
2018-10-22 17:43
ENCE WILL ADVANCE FROM GROUP STAGE MARK MY WORDS ALWAYS ONE UNDERDOG WILL GO TO PLAYOFF AND THAT WILL BE ENCE YOUNG SERGEJ GOD ALLU NEW TIER 1 TEAM COMING
2018-10-19 22:20
#112
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
it's not that hard to advance, you need only 1 W
2018-10-22 12:47
#98
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2018-10-19 23:26
Yay, another Liquid vs Navi tournament.....:(
2018-10-20 03:45
#102
 | 
Finland Emvi 
LMAO these groups.... Navi, faze, ence compared to nip avangar and liquid...? still EZ AF 4 ence
2018-10-20 08:29
EZ4 CHEATERS.... YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...
2018-10-22 17:43
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