ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational initial match-ups revealed

ELEAGUE have announced the first match-ups for their invitational tournament set to take place on January 25-27.

The four-team event will be played at the ELEAGUE Studios in Atlanta, Georgia with a $150,000 prize pool. The competition will feature a double elimination, best-of-three format.

NiKo & co. will take on Cloud9 in their first game

One of the initial upper bracket matches will be between FaZe and Cloud9 who both took part in iBUYPOWER Masters last weekend where both of them placed 5-6th.

compLexity and BIG will square it off in the other game which will be Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş's first ever match with his new team.

The first match-ups of the event can be found below:

Europe FaZe vs. United States Cloud9
Germany BIG vs. North America compLexity

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Nice job
2019-01-21 17:45
Only tier 3 teams LUL
2019-01-21 17:47
#58
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Germany Youdontknowme 
What is t1 t2 iyo
2019-01-21 18:11
Tier 1: Astralis Tier 2: Navi, Liquid, mibr(?), fnatic (?) Tier 3: Faze, big, col, c9
2019-01-21 18:14
#61
tabseN | 
Turkey vuvuxx 
mibr , fnatic tier 2 hahahaah
2019-01-21 18:17
bruh, lets be honest here. Astralis, Liquid, NaVi, MIBR, Mouz, FaZe, are tier1 teams atm.
2019-01-21 18:21
#66
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United States Doge14 
Not mouz
2019-01-21 18:22
neither faze then?
2019-01-21 18:29
#95
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United States Doge14 
idk i want to say faze is but they havnt preformed in a while similar to mouz so i guess not faze either
2019-01-22 00:03
why not mouz? ofc its a tier1 team bro, lets be honest and let all the hate sided. mouz is a tier1 team. faze too. any team of tier1 can beat each other.
2019-01-21 18:34
#94
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United States Doge14 
they didnt win a single game in the minor
2019-01-22 00:03
#97
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New Zealand parkermeister 
They beat OpTic 2-0
2019-01-22 03:05
#98
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United States Doge14 
ah youre right, still didnt qualify tho
2019-01-22 07:06
yeah, but look at the team, ropz, sunny, oskar, chrisj, styko... its a tier 1 team, in a bad moment.
2019-01-22 12:16
Mouz tier 1.....lost in minor group stage .....
2019-01-22 20:23
expected from forsaken fan
2019-01-22 20:23
+1 mouz cant be tier 1 and keep losing to no name teams
2019-01-25 16:51
You haven’t seen mibr play with their new lineup there’s no way you can justify calling them a tier one team. Mouz got flat out owned in the minor by teams that are waaay below them
2019-01-21 19:29
It's SK's lineup of 2017 and you know it
2019-01-21 22:13
Idk how you haven’t noticed yet but it’s 20 FUCKING 19
2019-01-22 00:58
yeah we didn't seen mibr playing with the new lineup, but how can you say its not a tier 1 team, when they have fallen, fer, cold.. felps is playing good af.. bro, isn't because a team is in a bad moment, they insta drop one tier..
2019-01-22 12:18
#110
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Czech Republic JackReacher 
I really dont get how hltv users rate this csgo teams. In dota2 it is so very clear.
2019-01-24 02:59
Dude, you have no idea. How can only Astralis be a T1 team...
2019-01-21 18:24
there isnt a specified level of a tier 1 team. any team thats at the top is tier 1 , all the other teams that can beat the top team are also tier 1. faze and mouz can not beat astralis atm , but yes liquid and navi(for now) are definitely tier 1
2019-01-21 19:34
Imo at least top 5 teams are T1 no matter if they can beat Astralis or they cant. Why should T1 team determine if they can beat Astralis? Like wtf, Astralis sometimes lose to T5 team, so that makes no sense. T1 teams are those who play a really nice counter strike. And really nice counter strike play more teams than just those who can beat Astralis.
2019-01-21 21:42
let me rephrase it for u to understand it better. tier 1 teams are those that can beat each other , faze and mouz cant beat liquid , navi and astralis atm. if there are any other tier 1 teams atm they would be c9 and fnatic but i dont really believe that. i think its in this order tier1: navi astralis liquid tier 2: fnatic (maybe t1) , c9 , faze , mouz
2019-01-22 13:21
#112
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Czech Republic JackReacher 
Your name checks out with your IQ.
2019-01-24 03:00
yeah , i dont really give a shit about something like that coming from a baiter who cant argue with facts but insults only hahhahahah :D have a nice day
2019-01-24 13:21
#116
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Czech Republic JackReacher 
Facts? Where? I can't see it.
2019-01-24 16:41
sorry if u are blind
2019-01-25 16:50
#111
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Czech Republic JackReacher 
+1
2019-01-24 03:00
#68
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
Tiers are defined by teams that can beat the other in a BO3 without being considered a fluke. Tier 1: Astralis, Liquid, Navi Tier2: mibr, Faze, Big, mouz, NRG, NIP and maybe North and Fnatic. Tier 3: The rest of HLTV Top 20.
2019-01-21 18:25
#69
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Germany Youdontknowme 
Most acc till now Fnatic for sure t2 I would see ence t2 aswell
2019-01-21 18:26
Ya, ur right
2019-01-21 18:32
fnatic is definitely t2 in that list. North is really hard to rate imo
2019-01-21 19:01
fnatic possibly t1 ence for sure t2 mibr no tier since new team
2019-01-22 13:22
coL and C9 same tier lul
2019-01-21 19:06
#100
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United Kingdom epholliday 
Wtf FaZe isnt teir 3
2019-01-22 11:51
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH MIBR
2019-01-23 13:36
#29
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Europe 1Faren 
GL all teams
2019-01-21 17:47
2
2019-01-21 17:45
#3
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Denmark JustYes 
nice
2019-01-21 17:45
#4
felps | 
Germany KongoOtto 
Wasted event
2019-01-21 17:45
+1
2019-01-21 17:47
still better than ibp LOL
2019-01-24 07:51
No Astralis no show
2019-01-21 17:45
ez
2019-01-21 17:45
Big and coL why
2019-01-21 17:45
Both better than Faze. And C9 is barely better than col... Ok no, i exaggerated a bit, c9 is way better than Col but still worse than BIG :)
2019-01-21 17:52
Col beat Big enough times dude
2019-01-21 23:54
Not enough times but yeah, kinda true since they have owned them at the major^^ In return Big won at Starseries. I mean, BIG achieved way more but thats not the point. Col played with yay and android before. These two are way better than bot Nothing and Bot rickeh^^
2019-01-22 00:01
Cya after the event BIG gonna take this
2019-01-21 17:53
+1
2019-01-21 17:58
#73
apEX | 
France Axpie 
+1
2019-01-21 18:34
I want to see xantares while playing thanks
2019-01-21 17:45
#10
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Norway Alexed 
Easy for NiKo
2019-01-21 17:45
#11
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Russia zbogus 
wtf, 2 best teams against each other
2019-01-21 17:45
Ez 4 FaZe
2019-01-21 17:46
who
2019-01-21 17:46
#14
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
WOW SO COOL
2019-01-21 17:46
Final is FaZe vs BIG Trust me
2019-01-21 17:46
#24
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Slovakia MyTimeIsNow 
"We" lost 2 times to ghost
2019-01-21 17:47
I know but Complexity is fulltrash and C9 cant do shit against tier1 teams
2019-01-21 17:48
#37
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Slovakia MyTimeIsNow 
With faze playing like this, they can beat them
2019-01-21 17:49
True, but if rain or Niko have a good day, there is no Chance for C9
2019-01-21 17:50
#99
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Australia Lomcharton 
???? C9 beat Faze in both of their recent matchups with Niko and Guardian fragging
2019-01-22 07:51
c9 won both matches against faze in past few months
2019-01-24 05:25
#16
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France edrissM 
ez c9
2019-01-21 17:46
#17
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Finland lasarus 
EZ4N0THING
2019-01-21 17:46
#18
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Belgium jorneiro 
Faze gonna finish last sadly
2019-01-21 17:46
#20
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Brazil FalKsCS 
EZ C9
2019-01-21 17:46
SO EZ FOR GODIMATIC -SOEZ4GODIMATIC
2019-01-21 17:46
you misspelled BOTIMATIC mate
2019-01-21 18:19
#22
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Brazil lindembergb 
ez 4 astralis ... wait
2019-01-21 17:46
Ez c9 n big
2019-01-21 17:47
#25
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United Arab Emirates VASU 
+1 for the DUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDU FANS XD
2019-01-21 17:47
#89
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
+1 thats the real shit
2019-01-21 22:08
FaZe eliminated, Fnatic castrated, Astralis dominated, EU devastated LUL
2019-01-21 17:47
ez 4 Xantares, he will start with cup
2019-01-21 17:47
gl XANTARES!
2019-01-21 17:48
#32
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Lithuania andy_ 
EZ 4 C9
2019-01-21 17:48
#34
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United States Trump2020KAG 
NA get first 2 events of cs.....but still nobody plays it in NA smh
2019-01-21 17:48
#36
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Turkey M2ka 
ez for big
2019-01-21 17:49
big win xantares mvp
2019-01-21 17:49
#39
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Europe Broozman 
ez xantares or c9
2019-01-21 17:50
Ez for xantares
2019-01-21 17:50
#41
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Turkey orox2 
damn pretty excited to see Tabsen-Xantaclaus duo
2019-01-21 17:50
#43
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Canada dev2ce 
MATCH 2 LUL
2019-01-21 17:51
#45
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Denmark oskarsports 
eZ for oneTabseN
2019-01-21 17:51
#48
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Norway rogueplayer 
Faze is such a mess nowadays, wtf are they doing
2019-01-21 17:54
#49
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Europe trey_ 
eZaF
2019-01-21 17:55
+1
2019-01-21 18:20
Too ez for BIG
2019-01-21 17:59
Lets go coL
2019-01-21 18:02
Ez 4 GODTARES
2019-01-21 18:04
#54
Europe RKC 
Faze will get destroyed.
2019-01-21 18:06
#55
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
2ez4biggie
2019-01-21 18:06
EZ4BIG Tier 2 tournament, only team better than BIG is FAZE but they have bad form.
2019-01-21 18:06
#57
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Denmark @Astralis 
ez c9
2019-01-21 18:09
ez for big
2019-01-21 18:16
#gogovp
2019-01-21 18:20
Idk why I'm so excited
2019-01-21 18:35
#75
JaCkz | 
United States Bochanka 
I’m excited to see big play but wtf is this 4 team tourney???
2019-01-21 18:45
#76
NAF | 
North America Pogromca 
With FaZe’s performance and Cloud9’s performance at IBP Master IV, I’d say Cloud9 has a real good chance.
2019-01-21 19:00
Here we FaZe V C9 rematch lol
2019-01-21 19:10
DUDUDUDUDUDU incomming
2019-01-21 19:43
finally a decent tournament
2019-01-21 20:08
ez big
2019-01-21 21:29
faze x c9 on eleague tournament monkaS btw free money to big
2019-01-21 21:32
#87
woxic | 
Turkey s699er 
Tasaktares will destroy :D
2019-01-21 22:02
#88
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Brazil hugoooo 
What a waste of money...
2019-01-21 22:05
ez 4 tabsæntares
2019-01-21 22:33
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-22 16:38
#109
XANTARES | 
Turkey XAEZ 
EZ4XANTARES
2019-01-23 13:40
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