iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 group draw

eZlo
January 11th, 2019 22:00

The draw for the group stage of iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 has been revealed by the organization.

Group A is headlined by the No.1 team in the world, Astralis, who have been drawn in the same group as fnatic, Cloud9 and compLexity. iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 will mark the first event for Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro and Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland with their new teams, Cloud9 and compLexity, respectively.

Astralis are one of the favourites to win the event

As for Group B, it features Liquid, FaZe, Ghost and Luminosity. Liquid and FaZe will also be playing in Los Angeles with their new rosters, featuring Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev, respectively.

iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 will run on January 19-20 in Los Angeles, where the eight teams in attendance will duke it out for their share of a $200,000 prize pool.

Below you can find the group draw:

The organization has also announced the first match-ups for the tournament:

Group A
Denmark Astralis vs. North America compLexity
United States Cloud9 vs Sweden fnatic

Group B
United States Liquid vs. Brazil Luminosity
Europe FaZe vs. Canada Ghost

United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
393
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
494
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Finally some pro cs to watch! I cant spot any OVERRATED teams in this tournament!!!
2019-01-11 22:01
Complexity twice???
2019-01-11 22:02
Yeah wondering the same
2019-01-11 22:13
#145
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Denmark MadsHJDK 
What about LG?
2019-01-12 10:38
#30
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France StickyRice 
Good tourney when weakest teams of the event are slumping Major team (compLexity) and Luminosity
2019-01-11 22:03
+1
2019-01-12 14:10
+1
2019-01-11 22:03
+1 no NaVi in the tournament
2019-01-11 22:07
#135
Xyp9x | 
CIS dotFive 
as well as mibr?
2019-01-12 07:27
rekt
2019-01-13 01:20
Ur #1 again, no lifer
2019-01-11 22:13
you have 5000 comments of pure bullshit on this 3 months old account and you call him a "no lifer"?
2019-01-11 23:11
Rip
2019-01-11 23:14
Wow. You're right. That's crazy!
2019-01-12 01:33
+1
2019-01-12 02:16
#137
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India Bob__ 
+1
2019-01-12 08:14
#140
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World lalt 
Brutal
2019-01-12 09:37
#142
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Croatia iceyb 
+1
2019-01-12 09:46
And you have 32000 comments
2019-01-12 10:56
...in 4 years?
2019-01-12 11:54
thats no excuse EleGiggle
2019-01-12 13:18
Roflmao I'd say half of my comments are +1
2019-01-12 10:59
rekt
2019-01-12 11:01
+1
2019-01-12 11:27
hahahhahahah mad bacause MIBR overrated came first lmao xDDD
2019-01-12 14:11
#72
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Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
+1 no Navi
2019-01-11 22:26
#86
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1, long awaited great cs go
2019-01-11 22:47
+1
2019-01-12 02:15
lmao i cant spot BIG either, a shame mibr isnt there to make it tier 1
2019-01-12 04:31
would be tier 3 then
2019-01-12 11:02
BIG is a way better team than mibr bro
2019-01-12 13:12
0/8
2019-01-12 17:59
+1 and 2
2019-01-12 07:46
YESSSS
2019-01-12 12:30
KRIMZGOD TOP 8
2019-01-11 22:00
#88
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1 Krimz/Xyp9x goat's of cs go
2019-01-11 22:48
+fucking1
2019-01-12 02:38
Xyp9x lol
2019-01-12 11:27
#168
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Denmark Cleandog 
You lol
2019-01-12 23:23
#3
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
k
2019-01-11 22:00
#4
Magisk | 
Sweden Magisk 
good luck fnatic!
2019-01-11 22:00
fnaKEK
2019-01-11 22:14
#119
Magisk | 
Sweden Magisk 
MIBR KKKKKKKKKKK
2019-01-12 02:31
MiFa
2019-01-12 07:15
#5
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Canada Pervati 
FaZeUp
2019-01-11 22:01
#131
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United States FAZELUL 
FAZELUL
2019-01-12 05:39
NiP better than fnatic
2019-01-11 22:01
NiP really incosistent, but I think both them and fnatic have good potential
2019-01-11 22:05
Fnatic titles 2018: 3 NiP titles 2018: 0
2019-01-11 22:21
This is correct but it’s 2 different teams
2019-01-11 22:41
No 1 title was with Xizt PLG. Small tournament but still a title
2019-01-12 01:53
Ok you got me there but the other 2 titles were with a different team
2019-01-12 06:53
#83
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Europe p1peb0mb 
fnatic have points only after xizt joined. nip has points from last year. still fnatic real close close to nip now.just wait for ibp to be over,fnatic > nip
2019-01-11 22:47
ez astralis
2019-01-11 22:01
#8
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United States m1santhr0pe3 
ez4 astralis, c9, liquid and faze also why coL playing twice?????????
2019-01-11 22:01
Í think its mistake Its ghost instead of coL in grupo 2
2019-01-11 22:02
+1
2019-01-11 22:02
#25
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United States m1santhr0pe3 
hltv please fix
2019-01-11 22:03
They obv typed coL twice by mistake. Its supposed to be FaZe vs Ghost i think.
2019-01-11 22:02
nice
2019-01-11 22:02
#10
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United States Doge14 
Complexity has a full day xD
2019-01-11 22:02
ez for the best team of all the time
2019-01-11 22:02
fnatic?
2019-01-11 22:06
Ghost
2019-01-11 22:14
hahahaha
2019-01-11 22:19
Yes
2019-01-11 22:16
#202
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Indonesia v1ctin 
Obviously he meant coL
2019-01-14 01:49
#12
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United States Doge14 
Rip ghost
2019-01-11 22:02
didnt it get announced that they cut subroza or did i dream that? hes still on the roster if u hover the mouse over it
2019-01-11 22:47
Astralis Vs Complexity and faze vs Complexity????? XD
2019-01-11 22:02
Complexity Goat
2019-01-11 22:03
when will groups be drawn?
2019-01-11 22:02
#18
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Kazakhstan Sna3derS 
Ez4GodreN
2019-01-11 22:02
#20
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Nepal permyxd 
flusha vs fnatic POGG
2019-01-11 22:02
nip ez
2019-01-11 22:02
#26
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Sweden green_god 
Ez for the masters of CSGO
2019-01-11 22:03
they mean Faze vs Ghost ??? wtf
2019-01-11 22:03
#34
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Turkey i_am_am 
lets go TL
2019-01-11 22:03
ez astralis goat team
2019-01-11 22:04
#41
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Sweden green_god 
ez
2019-01-11 22:06
Let's. Goooo. Faze!!
2019-01-11 22:04
ez for Astralis <3
2019-01-11 22:05
#44
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Flusha vs fnatic oh well :d
2019-01-11 22:07
fnatic gonna beat astralis and win the tournament
2019-01-11 22:08
True this is Fnatic year
2019-01-11 22:17
not particularly, but fnatic gonna win some t1 tournaments this year
2019-01-11 22:38
youre reasonable, i respecc
2019-01-11 23:06
Funny that everyone is making predictions after the player break.
2019-01-11 22:14
#58
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Damn liquid vs faze. Can’t wait.
2019-01-11 22:14
#61
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Inb4 Astralis vs Liquid final again
2019-01-11 22:16
#63
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United States Err0h 
Lol yessss
2019-01-11 22:18
#64
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Mr eZlo, why n0thing is not mentioned as one of the players also debuting?
2019-01-11 22:19
#66
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Germany Constikdw 
Want fnatic to win it but want c9 to do good as well, flusha deserves it
2019-01-11 22:20
#68
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Portugal haze_csgod 
flusha vs fnatic :))
2019-01-11 22:21
Yeah, also n0thing vs C9 (he plays for coL)
2019-01-11 22:23
they might not even play together, i think c9 will win the opening match and then lose to astralis then, play fnatic in the decider, col go out 0-2
2019-01-11 22:47
Huh? Isnt the groups like this: 4 teams in each group 2 teams that go 1-0 play each other (winner of that match goes through & loser of that match play the team that goes 1-1 in eliminaton match?) 2 teams that go 0-1 play each other (loser is out?) Or am i wrong?
2019-01-11 22:50
yeah c9 and astralis win first, so the new matches are c9 / astralis (winner goes to playoffs) fnatic / col (loser is eliminated) and then if astralis win and fnatic wins then the decider is c9/fnatic.
2019-01-11 23:59
#94
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Europe p1peb0mb 
jw v/s flusha
2019-01-11 22:56
#69
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Kazakhstan kanjarje 
stacked tournament hypee
2019-01-11 22:21
#74
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Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
Way too ez for Luminosity... Astralis is too low tier to face this guys
2019-01-11 22:27
+1
2019-01-12 05:27
+1
2019-01-12 11:43
too easy for Astralis
2019-01-11 22:27
Terrificly well made groups!
2019-01-11 22:31
#78
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World Gottasniff 
Is freak going to be Ghosts 5th?
2019-01-11 22:36
ez 4 LG
2019-01-11 22:39
c9 vs fnatic monkaS
2019-01-11 22:47
#90
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Ukraine ksay 
flusha vs fnatic :0
2019-01-11 22:51
#107
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China serdim 
interesting match
2019-01-12 01:13
Liquid vs Astralis Grand Final inc
2019-01-11 22:54
#92
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United Kingdom ifsoreki 
Good luck C9
2019-01-11 22:54
#93
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Europe p1peb0mb 
jw v/s flusha
2019-01-11 22:55
Astralis/C9 - Liquid/Faze
2019-01-11 23:02
FaZe Will bait that they Will threw the games and play like sh*t and after they gonna win the major . XDDDDD
2019-01-11 23:09
No need to throw games they just got rid from their IGL.
2019-01-12 02:29
Astralis / C9 Liquid / Ghost
2019-01-11 23:20
ez complextity
2019-01-11 23:27
#102
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Bangladesh Ligma_ 
Luminosity wat doink
2019-01-11 23:51
#103
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United States veot 
stupid
2019-01-11 23:57
Ez for astralis
2019-01-12 01:14
Astralis is farming money
2019-01-12 01:33
#111
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Sweden green_god 
It'll be like they're smurfing
2019-01-12 01:45
#122
AdreN | 
Iran Owaxer 
eZaF
2019-01-12 03:17
Flusha will get rekt Fnatic
2019-01-12 03:24
Group1 - Astralis, coL Group2 - FaZe, Liquid/LG Astralis 2x1 Liquid / 2x0 LG FaZe 1x2 coL Astralis 2x0 coL in the finals
2019-01-12 03:43
#203
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Indonesia v1ctin 
+1 but coL wins
2019-01-14 08:18
i mean definetly another win for astralis . all teams have new player beside of astralis . lmao
2019-01-12 04:42
#134
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Indonesia v1ctin 
RIP coL.n0thing :(
2019-01-12 07:21
rip coL
2019-01-12 08:24
What can i say? Ez 4 Astralis
2019-01-12 08:27
Ez for iBUYPOWER
2019-01-12 09:41
eZE4 Godren
2019-01-12 12:38
#158
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CIS FaZeUper 
too ez 4 GODREN
2019-01-12 13:13
Think Luminosity can steal this one
2019-01-12 13:55
#161
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Brazil Collee 
Boring
2019-01-12 14:04
#164
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Norway analpain1337 
Fnatic 2ez not even worth watching
2019-01-12 14:37
#165
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Brazil beckerzin 
ez for astralis, cloud 9, liquid e Luminosity.
2019-01-12 14:41
#167
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Denmark A3LC 
Why is navi NOT there why nip not in there WTF and Big
2019-01-12 21:12
#201
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Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
Because this tournament is only meant for the big teams to join in. I truly have no idea why Astralis is in it though.
2019-01-13 16:44
Ez for Liquid & Astralis in final.
2019-01-14 10:10
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