PLG Grand Slam heavily delayed; Initial matches to be played off-stream

Due to "delay and technical issues", the first day of matches at PLG Grand Slam 2018 in Abu Dhabi will not be streamed, the organisers have told HLTV.org.

The first matchups in the GSL-style group stage at the $100,000-tournament were supposed to start Thursday at 08:00 , but around 11:00 , players were only just setting up in the arena after having waited several hours in the hotel lobby.

No games from the first day of PLG Grand Slam will be streamed online

At this point in time, it is unclear when the initial best-of-one group stage matches will start, but Power League Gaming has told HLTV.org that the first day of matches will not be streamed due to the delays and server issues.

Below is the full team list and groups for the Abu Dhabi event:

Update: The first match has been played off-stream, with AVANGAR beating ShotCallers 16-3 on Train. The rest of opening matches are now getting under way.

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C H Y N U H
2018-12-13 11:50
expected
2018-12-13 11:57
#3
BnTeT | 
Indonesia 9uesz
Cunt
2018-12-13 11:49
Gamer paradise 2.0
2018-12-13 11:50
YEET
2018-12-13 11:49
#19
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Poland Edzey4k
Yeetabix?
2018-12-13 11:51
No. A Sheik a demanding that someone throws themselves from the venue. So "YEEEET" *splash*
2018-12-13 11:52
#70
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Poland Edzey4k
Expected to not understand "yeetabix" from Astralis fan lul
2018-12-13 11:57
Wow
2018-12-13 11:49
expected
2018-12-13 11:49
xepected
2018-12-13 13:06
nice
2018-12-13 11:50
Lul gj arabs
2018-12-13 11:50
what a rigged tournament shit fuck
2018-12-13 11:50
greyhound gonna win this shit anyways
2018-12-13 12:33
Foof greyhound V fnatic final
2018-12-13 12:58
fnatic wins it🤧
2018-12-13 22:24
Yeah then fnatic win Katowice 2019
2018-12-13 23:23
3 map Fnatic ban nuke Astralis ban Cache Fnatic pick mirage Astralis pick Dust 2 Fnatic Ban Train Astralis Ban Overpass Inferno decider Fnatic 16:12 Astralis-Mirage Fnatic 15:19 Astralis-Dust 2 Fnatic 19:17 Astralis-Inferno Krimz goes mad on mirage and dust 2 while brollan and twist go ham on inferno Brollan and twist become major winners Krimz earns MVP Brollan becomes youngest major winner Astralis’s win streak ends
2018-12-13 23:30
+1
2018-12-14 17:49
#12
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Spain elskio
LMAO
2018-12-13 11:50
OMEGALUL NICE TOURNAMENT
2018-12-13 11:50
#14
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Brazil Z1DAN
wtfffffff
2018-12-13 11:50
nice tournament
2018-12-13 11:50
#17
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United States xSleader
Unfortunate
2018-12-13 11:51
Rofloturik
2018-12-13 11:51
Next news : Prize money won't be distributed.
2018-12-13 11:51
Next news: players won't be flown back home.
2018-12-13 11:53
#69
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France uNLmofo
passports are confiscated, they need to build the stadium for next world cup in qatar
2018-12-13 11:57
#86
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India bozzmob
Lol :D next level update.
2018-12-13 12:01
jebaited
2018-12-13 12:06
HAHAHAHAHHA
2018-12-13 12:11
LUL
2018-12-13 12:15
Update:the players families have been taken hostage inless they build the world cup stadium
2018-12-13 12:59
haha nice one :D
2018-12-13 13:22
Update: Tournament delayed further All players are flying to Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey to get some required documents.
2018-12-13 15:19
xD
2018-12-13 11:54
LUL
2018-12-13 11:59
What a great tournament
2018-12-13 11:51
#22
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France StickyRice
Fixed tourney, GG
2018-12-13 11:51
#23
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China M1rAiwOw
tier 1000000000000 tour
2018-12-13 11:51
will the scorebot still work?
2018-12-13 11:51
doubt it
2018-12-13 12:25
Nope wont work as far as i know
2018-12-13 12:59
UAE PRODUCTION LUL
2018-12-13 11:51
#26
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Europe silviu_b
So?
2018-12-13 11:51
#27
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Palestine MrZoldiK
expected Arabs :)
2018-12-13 11:51
ya zalameh bshrfk kol 5ara kos 2o5t el mkan elly 6ale3 mno
2018-12-13 13:09
#194
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Palestine MrZoldiK
Fe3lan Araby :) , t0ks wa7ed ba7tarmo kther , wa kont men akthar da3emeh , ana ma ba7taqro , wa esta7e 3ala nafsak wa 3ala 7akek .
2018-12-13 13:13
#196
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Palestine MrZoldiK
Shoft ta3leqak 3al ajaneb , mashalah mo7taram bas al3arab ma3roofen lef 3ala ba3adhom . Fe3lan bt5ze .
2018-12-13 13:14
ma lafet wala sawet she 3l 2ajanb, bs talma ent 3rbe la tetflsf w t7awel tbayn enk pro ma ent fel 2a5r shu ma sar 3rbe
2018-12-13 13:33
#211
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Palestine MrZoldiK
Wa men 7akalak ene bashrod men asle el3arabe ??? Bas ma btesal ene ashtem wa asab blad 3arabia 3ashan ta3leq shofto , law 7aket ma3e be7tram 3ade ene a3adel elta3leq wa ashelo , 3alaqto ka meme faqat , wa ma qasadt ene ahen elbotola, wa men yom badat al3ab cs go wa ana bad3am bkol botola 3arabia wa bL3gend wa b t0ks wa b risky (nasr) , laken lesh sert tseb wa teshtem 3ala balady ???
2018-12-13 13:38
schalf ghbal k0se ma han ahad kesir 3co men har 3lo junar muhabar ahibi palat
2018-12-13 13:43
#221
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Palestine MrZoldiK
What ?
2018-12-13 13:54
Ma knan bir 3jin har sanat se hal netah blal adhir sentet
2018-12-13 16:13
#263
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Palestine MrZoldiK
Ok got it :p
2018-12-13 16:23
:D
2018-12-13 16:23
#265
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Palestine MrZoldiK
<3
2018-12-13 16:23
dafuq? ma sabet baladk 7aket el mkan elly jay mno w `3er hek ana ba3rfhm kolhm elly bt7ke 3nhm msh bel drora eza sar t25er n2ol had howeh el 3arab w `3er hek shoof el blaad bara ma beser 3ndhm DDOS w 100 techincal issue ? always beser hal asheya2 5arj 3n netaq el ta7kom always.
2018-12-13 14:07
#233
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Palestine MrZoldiK
T0ks is the organizer of this tournament, L3gend ho elmo3aleq al3araby bel botola , ele qasadto ene da3em lalbotola mesh jay athabal 3aleha , elmakan ele tele3t meno ana wade7 men el flag 3ala janb esme , qasadet aw la , 7asal 5er 7abibi , saker elmawdo3 leanoh ma fe da3e . Ana ma ba7taqer hada 3arabi wa bafta5er ene akon 3arabi .
2018-12-13 14:11
<3 cheers T0ks w L3egend s7abe
2018-12-13 16:50
#279
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Palestine MrZoldiK
<3
2018-12-13 17:31
PGL AGAIN
2018-12-13 11:51
#29
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Netherlands itsm
GARBAGEEEEE
2018-12-13 11:51
#288
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Netherlands gertwily
+1
2018-12-13 18:58
WTF We RICH We ROYAL We TALLEST BUILDINGS WE DELAYED WTF BRUH???
2018-12-13 11:51
Hey can I have some oil
2018-12-13 12:51
come work
2018-12-13 13:09
How much $/hr
2018-12-13 13:10
lol u think people take the oil ? dont be idiot most of the Indians here are labours
2018-12-13 13:10
wait so then who u sell the oil to
2018-12-13 13:11
man its the government what r u talking about ? -_-
2018-12-13 13:12
Wait so if I force the government to invade UAE I can take the oil?
2018-12-13 13:13
yah xD
2018-12-13 13:32
#31
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United Kingdom seoseraph
PLG, the best tournament a man can get
2018-12-13 11:51
#32
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Sweden Trkmag
Was wondering when the disastrous tournament of 2018 would come
2018-12-13 11:51
#49
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China M1rAiwOw
1/1 2019
2018-12-13 11:53
#285
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United Kingdom dokunug
faceit major?
2018-12-13 18:47
#300
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Sweden Trkmag
Yeah it was bad but this is still a lot worse
2018-12-14 10:26
#301
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United Kingdom dokunug
oh ya, just meant that we have had on disastrous, this one just more disastrous LOL
2018-12-14 10:33
Arabs will be ass fucking every one off stream ....all teams will surrender ....Thus NASR will be declared winner.
2018-12-13 11:51
Jahahhahahaha ez UAE
2018-12-13 11:51
Lol
2018-12-13 13:06
#35
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
d0cc taking landodging to next level
2018-12-13 11:51
#51
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Finland Sandels
lul
2018-12-13 11:53
LUL +1
2018-12-13 11:54
LUL
2018-12-13 12:02
LUL
2018-12-13 12:12
Lul
2018-12-13 12:47
LUL
2018-12-13 12:53
+1 xd
2018-12-13 13:06
LUL
2018-12-13 17:39
lul
2018-12-13 18:19
#287
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Netherlands gertwily
LUL
2018-12-13 18:57
Oof
2018-12-13 11:51
Dead Tournament
2018-12-13 11:51
LOL
2018-12-13 11:51
Typical arab
2018-12-13 11:52
Talk like u have studied arabs history but nt
2018-12-13 12:27
Know them quite well by now
2018-12-13 12:28
+1
2018-12-13 12:47
#42
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Belarus d0er
GG, thx -my time
2018-12-13 11:52
Expected
2018-12-13 11:52
#45
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
pathetic
2018-12-13 11:52
#46
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Nepal Askje
only first matches or whole day?
2018-12-13 11:52
Whole day
2018-12-13 11:55
#63
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Nepal Askje
yeah but after that they had to play winners match and elimination, when they want to play it when on saturday its final
2018-12-13 11:55
Due to "delay and technical issues", the first day of matches at PLG Grand Slam 2018 in Abu Dhabi will not be streamed, the organisers have told HLTV.org.
2018-12-13 11:54
Gaming paradise inc
2018-12-13 11:52
#48
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Europe artilele
WHAT A TRASH TOURNAMENT
2018-12-13 11:52
expected gg
2018-12-13 11:53
What a fucking joke
2018-12-13 11:54
TRASH TOURNAMENT
2018-12-13 11:54
+2
2018-12-13 12:05
ANELE PRODUCTION
2018-12-13 11:54
NICE
2018-12-13 11:55
Will we at least get scorebot?
2018-12-13 11:56
#65
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Malaysia st0ffe1
tier Z tournament
2018-12-13 11:56
expected from Abu Dhabi tournament xxaxaxax
2018-12-13 11:57
#68
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China WinnerZ
PLG IS A SHIT
2018-12-13 11:57
#72
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Germany Constikdw
Expected tbh
2018-12-13 11:58
#73
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France Azowel
Arabs tournaments LUL
2018-12-13 11:58
cool organizers
2018-12-13 11:58
#75
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France EyalSword
Great...
2018-12-13 11:58
FUCKING TRASH U WASTED OUR TIME !!!!
2018-12-13 11:58
#77
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France uNLmofo
MORE SALT PLZ
2018-12-13 11:58
lmao
2018-12-13 11:59
#80
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Germany ConAction
haha
2018-12-13 11:59
LMAO fnatic died for this Gamers paradise v2
2018-12-13 11:59
Couldn't expect anything else from a 3rd world tournament.
2018-12-13 11:59
that so called 3rd world country you call, could buy your entire country with their pocket change.
2018-12-13 12:27
And yet their technology sucks...
2018-12-13 12:35
its not the countries fault or their technology, its the organizer's fault "PLG". you're like the type of person to blame a whole group of people for one person's actions. and PLG is not an UAE org , its a western organisation that operates in the middle east region.
2018-12-13 12:45
Can’t stream games in 2018.... gtfo!
2018-12-13 12:00
#89
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India bozzmob
Good one :D seriously not sure what's the real problem or it's rigged a f.
2018-12-13 12:01
Really weird... It’s not like they don’t have resources!
2018-12-13 12:22
LMFAO they are trying to set word.exe for their teams xD But it's being caught every single moment so .. So now they won't stream :o
2018-12-13 12:01
DE_LAYED again
2018-12-13 12:04
Yikes
2018-12-13 12:05
Fucking dogshit
2018-12-13 12:05
ahahahahahhahahaha
2018-12-13 12:05
LUL
2018-12-13 12:05
Arab style lol
2018-12-13 12:07
#99
Zeus | 
Finland Olter
Nice match fix middle east
2018-12-13 12:08
arap tournament omegalul
2018-12-13 12:08
> flag checks out
2018-12-13 12:27
expected from tier 5 tournament
2018-12-13 12:08
PLG GRAND FAIL
2018-12-13 12:09
#105
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Poland GodLk
Idiots.
2018-12-13 12:10
#106
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Czech Republic PaYaB
Just excuses, arabs are riging the games.
2018-12-13 12:11
trash
2018-12-13 12:11
#109
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Thailand hahahoha
but ABU Dhabi is very rich country?
2018-12-13 12:12
#111
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France Marvelus
LMAO arab qualitat
2018-12-13 12:12
ARAB CS OMEGALUL
2018-12-13 12:13
Vac wave???????? Well hopefully we all learned something from this. Taco is trash.
2018-12-13 12:17
K
2018-12-13 13:23
#114
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Russia Sur10n
Great event
2018-12-13 12:14
expected
2018-12-13 12:15
Toyota master? LOL
2018-12-13 12:16
Gaming paradise part 2 // moscow five robbed in india part 2??? Bad joke :))) Anyway, Such delays are unacceptable in 2k18 and there have to be multiple back up plans for any possible technical situation these days........that even if thousand pcs go down and no internet in the whole buildin g and no light in the whole building then still there has to be almost no delay at all as organizers have to have a back up internet connection plan from elsewhere, as well as back up power/electricity plan, as well as have other thousands pcs working, and im serious. The only Acceptable scenario for a delay would be a natural uncontrollable disaster or some sort of a building evacuation and even then should invest in a back up plan if a building evacuation takes place. If unable to provide the above then simply stay away from hosting/organizing evets and just pass on it, not a big deal, but cant have any of this happen in 2019, this isnt 2003 anymore. Make sure thats done right in 2k19, organizers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-12-13 12:23
+1
2018-12-13 21:39
what a joke
2018-12-13 12:19
amateurs
2018-12-13 12:21
#124
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Brazil bandicoot
glad I didnt wake up early for this shit
2018-12-13 12:22
JW #ragemode
2018-12-13 12:22
#126
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United States xiquo
WTF RICHARD
2018-12-13 12:22
#129
jks | 
Europe Zajda
expected from Emirates
2018-12-13 12:24
OMEGALUL
2018-12-13 12:24
WTF?
2018-12-13 12:26
#137
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Thailand nethan_98
play off stream still delayed WTF
2018-12-13 12:28
Haahhaahahah
2018-12-13 12:29
#139
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Slovakia TatKo
Expected
2018-12-13 12:28
rich country but delay tournament XAXAXAXAXA
2018-12-13 12:30
stop. hosting. tournaments. in. 3rd. world. countries. well deserved for fnatic, hellraisers for attending a shit tournament
2018-12-13 12:30
Abu Dhabi is a pretty rich country my dude
2018-12-13 12:31
still 3rd world. women have no rights. sharia laws. shithole
2018-12-13 12:32
Abu Dhabi isn’t a country my dude
2018-12-13 13:09
That's not a country.
2018-12-13 14:37
Dude come on if it gonna delay all this shit at least stream it morherfucker
2018-12-13 12:31
nice tournament haha
2018-12-13 12:31
Wow I thought Abu Dhabi is full of rich geniuses
2018-12-13 12:32
It is, it’s just that there haven’t been as many lans in UAE as NA OR EU for the organizers to know what works and what doesn’t
2018-12-13 13:14
Delay League Gaming!
2018-12-13 12:32
Literal gaming paradise
2018-12-13 12:33
#153
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Russia parovozik
2018-12-13 12:33
fucking disgrace
2018-12-13 12:34
that's what happens if a LAN is run by indians
2018-12-13 12:34
#260
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CIS eddie42
it is? I mean actual people from india? or just being racist?
2018-12-13 15:46
look through scream's insta stories of their photoshooting... literal indians living in the UAE
2018-12-16 02:32
#310
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CIS eddie42
lol that's explain a lot
2018-12-16 10:20
Pgl Delays Pick more iconic duo
2018-12-13 12:35
not sure if you're baiting, this is PLG, not PGL
2018-12-13 12:39
probably not baiting tbh
2018-12-13 14:43
Gaming Paradise v2
2018-12-13 12:35
WORST TOURNAMENT EVER
2018-12-13 12:37
calling this tournament grand slam is a disgrace
2018-12-13 12:38
RIP NOWWWWWWWWW!!!! xD xD xD
2018-12-13 12:43
Csgo game delayed, tell me something new
2018-12-13 12:45
PLG=PGL POG
2018-12-13 12:52
this is totally bad
2018-12-13 12:56
Expected from Tier 4 event
2018-12-13 12:56
#173
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Bulgaria AboveYall
gaming paradise v3
2018-12-13 12:56
Will we be able to see the live score?
2018-12-13 13:01
at least they admit it
2018-12-13 13:04
inb4 24h delay
2018-12-13 13:04
L U L
2018-12-13 13:06
Expected
2018-12-13 13:07
#197
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Luxembourg alex24
arab cs:go...
2018-12-13 13:16
#198
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South Africa Thazrog
Sad. Oh well.
2018-12-13 13:19
what do you expect from desert scene
2018-12-13 13:19
LUL More ridiculous than Zotac
2018-12-13 13:24
Expected
2018-12-13 13:26
hahaha
2018-12-13 13:27
Hahaha MUSLIM CS xD
2018-12-13 13:28
Image buying a ticket for this event ...
2018-12-13 13:33
Expected from swedish event
2018-12-13 13:34
budget PGL
2018-12-13 13:38
#214
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Sweden EMDIE
expected from allahu akbar
2018-12-13 13:42
some livescore, scorebot or anything?
2018-12-13 13:43
OMEGALUL
2018-12-13 13:44
How rich is the place? AND POWERFUL GAMER PC! MORE FAIL!!!!! xD xD xD
2018-12-13 13:53
#227
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Portugal WillyanI7
Gaming Paradise is back boissss
2018-12-13 14:01
no stream, i improve my imagination thx plg
2018-12-13 14:07
#234
jkaem | 
Serbia KS4
gg -.-
2018-12-13 14:12
Tier 99.3
2018-12-13 14:14
gaming paradise
2018-12-13 14:15
OMEGALUL
2018-12-13 14:15
atleast we gonna watch d0Cc playing :)
2018-12-13 14:16
what team?
2018-12-13 16:27
ECL
2018-12-13 16:42
PGL Style.
2018-12-13 14:17
yea, take pgl name switch letters invite decent teams xD
2018-12-13 14:21
#240
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China KoreanFan
Any streams live?
2018-12-13 14:18
#242
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Finland jUPPE!
I really hope this tournament doesn't with players being beheaded.
2018-12-13 14:24
#244
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North America AlanSmith
i hope they atleast will show final between fnatic and g2
2018-12-13 14:34
expected :()
2018-12-13 14:37
PLG=Postponed Lan Games
2018-12-13 14:42
Ahhahhhah nice tournament and organizer They have all the time in world to set things up Still they manage to fuck everything up
2018-12-13 14:43
XAXAXAXAXAXA. DUBAI > ABU DHABI
2018-12-13 15:06
Wow dubai thinks shooting is too cliche for them xd
2018-12-13 15:38
Arab paradise
2018-12-13 16:08
stop making tournaments with small organizers in Asia
2018-12-13 16:25
+1
2018-12-13 16:27
Where there is money, there will be competitors.
2018-12-14 13:38
I'm not giving a viewer number to such a retarded country anyway
2018-12-13 16:31
+1 completely true
2018-12-13 16:42
#271
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Vietnam GabrielHM
Wtf happen with INTZ and Boot DS ??????
2018-12-13 16:42
hhah
2018-12-13 17:19
#276
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Denmark Xipingu
Wasn’t planning on watching this trash anyways, so GL PLG LUL
2018-12-13 17:20
#278
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Russia razorVJ
Arabian everything in a nutshell.
2018-12-13 17:24
lul
2018-12-13 18:08
shit tournament. it delayed again
2018-12-14 07:34
#298
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Italy CHEBBOxxx
expected from muslims
2018-12-14 08:23
Most muslim countries rekts Italy in cs.
2018-12-14 09:08
What a bad tournament... Tier 4 event and 4 of the teams are tier 1.
2018-12-14 10:51
United Emirates quality btw expected
2018-12-14 11:37
All days long no properly working streams.....
2018-12-14 17:39
#308
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Sweden Flukey
Second day seems to be OFF STREAM as well. Not even the quarter finals is on stream. What a horrible event.
2018-12-14 18:48
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