PLG Grand Slam reaches playoffs

The group stage has come to an end in Abu Dhabi with fnatic, TYLOO, forZe, and HellRaisers topping their groups ahead of the playoffs.

The PLG Grand Slam started yesterday after some technical difficulties, with AVANGAR winning the first match of the tournament against ShotCallers. The other Group C opening match saw forZe defeat G2. The Russian side then beat AVANGAR to top the group, while G2 redeemed themselves to go through to the playoffs in second place.

forZe unexpectedly topped Group C

Group A saw fnatic beat Energy and Sharks on the way to the top seed. 5POWER, who had previously lost to Sharks, beat Energy in the elimination match meaning they would go on to face the Brazilians in the decider. Ultimately, though, it was Sharks who made it through after a three-map affair.

TYLOO asserted their dominance in Group B, but just barely, as it took them 30 rounds on Overpass to beat ECL and 30 more, once again on Overpass, to beat Grayhound. With TYLOO through and NASR out of contention, ECL bested the Australian team in two maps to make it through to the playoffs.

HellRaisers eased through Group D

Group D saw favorites HellRaisers go through after victories over Chosen5 and BOOT-d[S], giving up only 16 rounds in both matches combined, with INTZ going on to also beat the two aforementioned teams despite dropping the opener to BOOT-d[S] to lock down a berth in the next round.

The playoff matches are the following:

LIVE - Other HellRaisers vs. France G2
17:30 - China TYLOO vs. Brazil Sharks
17:30 - Sweden fnatic vs. Europe ECL
17:30 - Russia forZe vs. Brazil INTZ

NO lol
2018-12-14 16:54
#4
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Spain Miki2K 
Go doc
2018-12-14 16:54
#12
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Brazil KerimZ 
first event to reach playoffs without streaming a single match from group stage.
2018-12-14 16:56
#16
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Grand final will be played in 2019 I honestly hope PGL never get to host a major again, such a shitshow :’)
2018-12-14 16:58
>PLG >major 10iq belgian confirmed
2018-12-14 16:59
#37
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-12-14 17:06
can't say it isn't
2018-12-14 17:06
Expected
2018-12-14 18:01
#84
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Netherlands gertwily 
can't say it isn't
2018-12-14 18:27
#90
s1mple | 
India AJN_ 
EZ for screaM
2018-12-14 18:53
#26
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Sweden ConaN007 
PLG and PGL Are two different companies you moron..
2018-12-14 16:59
ty, someone else with a brain...
2018-12-14 17:03
#27
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France EyalSword 
PLG btw xD
2018-12-14 16:59
fan of faze
2018-12-14 18:21
#21
s1mple | 
Finland ebinzzi 
+1 lol
2018-12-14 16:58
#5
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United States JacobSick954 
Ohh come on
2018-12-14 16:55
#2
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United States JacobSick954 
Lol
2018-12-14 16:54
#3
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China VanNistelrooy 
Ez for tywin
2018-12-14 16:55
#6
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Vietnam BigTGoose 
Suck a niggy
2018-12-14 16:55
#7
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
trash tournay
2018-12-14 16:55
#8
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Finland Vkims 
They reached playoffs wow
2018-12-14 16:55
#15
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Europe AkyoNinjax 
unexpected
2018-12-14 16:56
#17
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Finland Vkims 
Expect the unexpected
2018-12-14 16:57
Expected.... G2 has a better lineup than Vitality stop acting a clown
2018-12-14 17:23
vitality fans are delusional and think their team is top 5, respect your elders..... meaning G2 y'all aint done anything and you think you're the best lmao
2018-12-14 17:24
#55
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Europe AkyoNinjax 
0/8
2018-12-14 17:25
what a comeback..... you got nothing, joke vitality fan. BTW Zyw0o is coming in for Bodyy after the major ahaha you going to change back to g2 for that?
2018-12-14 17:27
Two main awpers?
2018-12-14 18:08
Zyw0o doents have to be a main awper..... most of his big plays are with rifles, the only reason he is main awp for vitality is because they dont have anyone else
2018-12-14 19:05
#94
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Canada zoumbadouCS 
Shox KennyS JacKz Lucky ZywOo The dream.
2018-12-14 19:18
yes
2018-12-14 16:55
#10
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India stiwa5k 
Shitty ass tourney, only delays and no english stream. Bump
2018-12-14 16:55
#11
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Spain elskio 
NO stream lul
2018-12-14 16:55
#13
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Brazil bernog 
worst tournament ever, almost every game without stream
2018-12-14 16:56
i know man i want to see these games
2018-12-14 19:06
#98
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Brazil bernog 
I want to see it too, I hope G2 vs Sharks will have at least a RU stream...
2018-12-14 21:26
#14
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Turkey Thunderball 
without stream OMEGA LUL
2018-12-14 16:56
i know i havent even been able to see my team play once and theyre in the playoffs....
2018-12-14 17:22
#18
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Finland Raffe_ 
Docc and scream + 3 random kids THAT WILL NO LONGER BE RANDOM KIDS AFTER THIS TOURNEY, will RECC fnatic :)
2018-12-14 16:57
#68
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Brazil yalamix 
ez 4 docc
2018-12-14 17:56
So strong vs tyloo!
2018-12-14 18:11
#19
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Sweden bonisMEN 
ENGLISH STREAM HELLO?? YOU HAVE CASTERS BUT NO STREAM LOL
2018-12-14 16:57
#67
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
caster that casting by watching HLTV scoreboard , here we know it's next level CS GO :D
2018-12-14 17:55
#75
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Sweden bonisMEN 
lol 2019 casting exposed.
2018-12-14 18:07
This tournament is a joke.
2018-12-14 16:58
yea it is
2018-12-14 17:21
#22
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China s0lo 
good luck :)
2018-12-14 16:58
#23
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
BEST PLG Radio ever
2018-12-14 16:59
my fav
2018-12-14 17:22
Plg new record 1000 Times more Viewer at Playoffs then group stage
2018-12-14 16:59
infinite times more viewers, this is epic
2018-12-14 17:00
Infinite times zero is still zero, lol
2018-12-14 17:16
When HLTV is the only reason people know this event exists.
2018-12-14 16:59
This was supposed to start 5h ago
2018-12-14 17:02
#31
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
with no stream xd
2018-12-14 17:02
#32
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Europe artilele 
PLG FUCKING TRASH
2018-12-14 17:02
#34
Sosa | 
Europe Wtfmenn) 
Lol trash plg
2018-12-14 17:03
event without stream xD
2018-12-14 17:03
Really bad tournament, no streams, always delayed, no info about the games, problems in the lan, just really bad... If it wasn't by HLTV nobody would know what was happening
2018-12-14 17:04
#39
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Brazil soppur3 
+1
2018-12-14 17:07
#63
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Brazil erfur 
Admins didnt know how to configure server for OT in Sharks game
2018-12-14 17:39
#66
Portugal dyds 
really? omfg
2018-12-14 17:48
#69
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
it takes them like 15min to figure it out :D
2018-12-14 17:56
#40
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Other VladimirLucas 
some say event already over and fnatic won
2018-12-14 17:07
#71
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
next level joke . gg XD
2018-12-14 17:57
Not live though
2018-12-14 17:08
#42
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Turkey tastemycobra 
And we can't see it.
2018-12-14 17:09
#43
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
PLG GRAND DELAY
2018-12-14 17:10
#45
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Thailand hahahoha 
fake news. tourney has started yet.
2018-12-14 17:11
#46
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Germany Youngnibba 
Despite the weak field the playoffs seem to be interesting
2018-12-14 17:13
csgo is so dead when you see the guy streaming hltv scoreboard
2018-12-14 17:16
#49
shox | 
India iejesus 
fuck this shit
2018-12-14 17:17
#57
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Indonesia kenztar12 
Stream please
2018-12-14 17:27
#58
PlesseN | 
Sweden zhok1 
shitty tournament
2018-12-14 17:27
#59
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Portugal hpn- 
what a shame of a tournament
2018-12-14 17:31
can't see this tournament LOL
2018-12-14 17:34
no stream of that event shitty
2018-12-14 17:34
what a joke
2018-12-14 17:34
#64
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Switzerland Alpollo 
Worst Event in the history of CSGO
2018-12-14 17:41
Imagine having to read just to know what happened
2018-12-14 17:43
Just 1900s thing
2018-12-14 17:57
#72
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Sweden Flukey 
Reaches playoffs, but we havnt seen a single game. Great event
2018-12-14 17:59
Whats the point of this event.. bad prizepool, no stream, Tech issues galore, mixing tier 2-5 teams.. cmon man depart pls
2018-12-14 18:03
secret tournament
2018-12-14 18:08
#79
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Norway AndersBreivik 
the worst tournament
2018-12-14 18:14
fnatic yes baby
2018-12-14 18:17
Is anyone even watching this or just waiting for blast
2018-12-14 18:27
#85
vsm | 
Brazil jomaskill 
In 2019
2018-12-14 18:29
#86
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India Tritium 
HLFM.org
2018-12-14 18:32
amazing tournament, great coverage
2018-12-14 18:37
#88
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
my favourite podcast tournament!
2018-12-14 18:52
#91
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Slovakia gayzera 
Always on time, best tourney
2018-12-14 19:01
#89
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Iceland Numeritos 
ez intz
2018-12-14 18:53
English Stream Proof or it didn't happen...
2018-12-14 19:21
Worst event of 2018. Delays, No English streams, betting websites don’t give a fuck.
2018-12-14 19:34
Trash
2018-12-14 21:18
Such pro, many wow forze
2018-12-15 12:22
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