MIBR, fnatic invited to WESG 2018 World Finals

Last year's winners, fnatic, and the now fully-Brazilian MIBR team have been invited to the WESG 2018 World Finals, which will take place in March.

The first two invited teams for the WESG 2018 World Finals were revealed by the tournament organizer, with MIBR and fnatic joining the list. Currently sitting in the sixth and eight place of our world rankings, they are the highest ranked single-nationality teams aside from Astralis.

Joining Imperial, MIBR will also be representing Brazil at WESG

fnatic, with a vastly different roster, will be trying to defend the title they won at last year's edition of the tournament, while MIBR will hoping for a better result than in 2018, when Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and co. bombed out in 17th-22nd place.

WESG 2018 World Finals will take place after the IEM Katowice Major, on March 11-17, with a prize pool of $890,000 up for grabs.

With the two invited teams joining the list, 29 out of 32 teams for the event are now known:

Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
wow great, high level teams ez for riders anyway
2019-01-31 11:53
#12
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Poland Unluko
Nice ez for mibr!
2019-01-31 11:55
Invite NiP and VP next
2019-01-31 12:44
Another WESG For mibr to choke
2019-01-31 16:56
#281
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Brazil zLux1
whatever
2019-02-01 05:20
Lmao they lost last event nt
2019-01-31 13:06
#119
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Poland Unluko
With 2/5 of their current roster yes
2019-01-31 13:50
You mean 4/5?
2019-01-31 13:52
#124
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Poland Unluko
Only fallen and coldzera played at blast Lisbon bad bait
2019-01-31 13:59
Last WESG
2019-01-31 13:59
#130
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Poland Unluko
Last event was blast Lisbon trash bait
2019-01-31 14:00
#173
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Brazil de_lite
low IQ bait mibr finished 17-22 last wesg with 4/5ths of the current lineup and an even weaker event
2019-01-31 15:11
#175
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Poland Unluko
Yes 1 year ago
2019-01-31 15:21
#177
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Portugal Flame20
+1
2019-01-31 15:32
#213
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Poland Unluko
you hate mibr or what
2019-01-31 16:33
#224
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Norway SimonRed
Sophist much?
2019-01-31 16:48
#230
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Poland Unluko
the f is that
2019-01-31 17:06
#231
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United States Bochanka
Do you have a brain or what?
2019-01-31 17:18
#237
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Poland Unluko
What do you mean
2019-01-31 17:37
Sixer 0 major
2019-01-31 14:02
Nt
2019-02-01 12:38
Nt
2019-02-01 13:47
What about last year's 2. space soldier?
2019-01-31 14:03
#232
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United States Bochanka
That team is dead rn
2019-01-31 17:18
#14
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Spain 1492
wasted spots tbh
2019-01-31 11:55
NT mixwell
2019-01-31 12:02
+1
2019-01-31 13:30
+1
2019-01-31 14:28
#178
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Portugal Flame20
+1
2019-01-31 15:32
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-31 12:41
+perkele x1
2019-01-31 13:08
+1 riders top1 in 2019
2019-01-31 12:42
wHO?
2019-01-31 15:39
#225
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Turkey menacious
wow pig
2019-01-31 16:51
we need c9!
2019-01-31 17:26
ezaf
2019-01-31 11:54
Bravado????? HLTV FIX
2019-01-31 11:56
#56
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Brazil ToupixBr
Don't know what will happen, the Denial lineup has an American, therefore, they can't compete, but bravado has only 1 player, let's see how they'll sort this out
2019-01-31 12:13
maybe they will go with a standin instead of that american guy
2019-01-31 12:21
-Bravado +lg
2019-01-31 13:34
#186
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South Africa LKTiburon
Are you retarded? You only need 3-4 people to qualify as from a nation. They have 4 south africans. They will compete with ptr if they don't replace him before then.
2019-01-31 15:40
hltv flag != wesg rules ptr could only play this competition in a team with four other US players
2019-01-31 15:55
Rofl
2019-01-31 15:59
You are wrong. For WESG the full line must be from the same country.
2019-01-31 16:36
POGCHAMP 1 event without Nvidiastralis (please)
2019-01-31 11:53
They won't go. They'll just play the major in February
2019-01-31 11:56
Good.
2019-01-31 11:56
#31
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st
optic going as dànish representatives
2019-01-31 12:01
Then why do Brazil & Argentina have 2x2 spots?
2019-01-31 12:04
#40
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st
oh yeah... sorry i didnt notice.
2019-01-31 12:05
No probs ^^
2019-01-31 12:06
#65
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Slovakia Reve_nant
2 spots for SA qualifier, 1 spot for Brazil qualifier and invite for Mibr
2019-01-31 12:22
Argentina won the 2 spots of SA. BR only 1 spot. MIBR was invited...
2019-01-31 14:31
I know about MiBR & BR. But this is like second or third(?) time Argentina "wins" 2 spots in a row lol?
2019-01-31 15:25
#181
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Portugal Flame20
they were trying to get more BR teams but they failed
2019-01-31 15:34
No, it's actually the first time, because this time they gave 2 spots to SA, minus Brazil who had their own qualifier
2019-01-31 19:05
2018 lol
2019-01-31 11:53
#198
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Brazil davidzor
They use a different calendar than ours. For instance their New Year's eve is in February.
2019-01-31 16:12
ez
2019-01-31 11:53
#6
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Poland vzk
POG
2019-01-31 11:53
Ez for Straka
2019-01-31 11:54
2018?
2019-01-31 11:54
They're a little late lol
2019-01-31 11:55
yeah
2019-01-31 14:00
they've played their "finals" at the beginning of the following year every time. i know it's weird, but what do you expect from china? XD
2019-01-31 14:43
when is the chinese new year?
2019-01-31 16:00
#199
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Brazil davidzor
February.
2019-01-31 16:12
uhuh
2019-01-31 16:13
But the finals will be in march lol
2019-01-31 16:16
#211
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Brazil davidzor
Only the finals. The tournament already started, a long time ago.
2019-01-31 16:30
I know but still weird
2019-01-31 16:31
#214
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Brazil davidzor
I agree with you. Asia is another world for us.
2019-01-31 16:35
#200
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Brazil davidzor
That's because they don't use roman calendar that us as western world use.
2019-01-31 16:13
#11
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Other EaSync
oh yeah yeah
2019-01-31 11:54
Ez ence
2019-01-31 11:55
#15
TACO | 
Paraguay lekk1_
Easy money for MIBR
2019-01-31 11:55
#18
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Other EaSync
+1
2019-01-31 11:56
#45
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Russia Roneeee
New lineup, still farming money on tier5 events lmaoooo
2019-01-31 12:08
just like last year
2019-01-31 12:10
Like last year
2019-01-31 12:27
MIBR never played WESG only SK
2019-01-31 15:55
Same shit, same players. Only Zews wasn't there.
2019-01-31 16:17
So...?
2019-01-31 16:41
So that shit about "mibr never played it, only SK/LG" is annoying shit af
2019-01-31 16:45
Let it go..
2019-01-31 18:03
#239
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Russia Roneeee
You mean MIBR never won a major?
2019-01-31 17:42
yeah they never won
2019-01-31 19:32
#19
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Germany Youngnibba
Invite sprout!!
2019-01-31 11:56
#112
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Germany M4DD1N
+1
2019-01-31 13:37
mibr out in groups again
2019-01-31 11:57
Mibr never played an wesg, only SK
2019-01-31 13:32
4/5 same players though
2019-01-31 13:55
Yes bro, the lineup turn into bad after this event
2019-01-31 14:33
+1000 you rekted him
2019-01-31 14:32
Omegalul
2019-01-31 14:33
No tier 1 ez money 4 MIBR
2019-01-31 11:58
Valiance(24) , Windigo(26) and Ence(14) are not bad at all man
2019-01-31 12:01
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-31 13:23
Ence are amazing ye
2019-01-31 13:50
fnatic and new G2, too.
2019-01-31 14:32
And Optic as well
2019-02-01 01:26
yep. Not a bad tournament at all.
2019-02-01 01:30
MIBR tier1 fnatic tier1 maybeeeeeeeeeeeeee l2p ?
2019-02-01 06:13
Can you list current t1 teams please?
2019-02-01 15:43
#25
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Turkey CHAMPTZ
invited, eh?
2019-01-31 11:58
Ez for krimz
2019-01-31 11:59
#27
shox | 
Kazakhstan Daukes
U forgot to add k23
2019-01-31 11:59
2018??? LUL
2019-01-31 12:00
2019-02-01 09:13
No Germany :(
2019-01-31 12:01
invite NiP
2019-01-31 12:01
or only 1 team for each country?
2019-01-31 12:02
Can’t be. Arg got 2 brz got 2
2019-01-31 12:08
No german Team what a joke atleast Invite sprout
2019-01-31 12:03
only 1 German team participated in the open quals of Central EU that was won by Spain & Slovakia (MVS), and it was full of no namers + cheater xenn, so either they didn't care, had a packed schedule back then or had a 5th from another nationality.
2019-01-31 12:06
Seems fishy why would nobody play a Qualifier for 1 Million tournament
2019-01-31 12:07
1. it's only 890k this time 2. in the past, only top8 of 32 teams got any money at all 3. last year the hotel was REALLY bad 4. it's halfway around the world so the better question is: why would ANYBODY? ;)
2019-01-31 14:48
#37
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Slovakia Reve_nant
too many shitty asian teams and you are missing k23 in team list (first TBA) and Japan qualifier (second TBA)
2019-01-31 12:05
wesg is not major
2019-01-31 16:02
Mibr vs fnatic
2019-01-31 12:06
mibr ence fnatic and a bunch of tier 500 teams ez money
2019-01-31 12:07
U think mibr is still good? Time is over my friend
2019-01-31 12:08
now i think they are good, but they are the best team here idk if they don't choke it's ez money
2019-01-31 12:08
#50
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Russia Roneeee
New lineup, old tier50 wins
2019-01-31 12:09
tier500 team > mibr ez money :xD hltv.org/matches/2320579/sk-vs-russia-we..
2019-01-31 12:19
+1 OMEGALUL
2019-01-31 12:51
invited cuz were 22th last year topkek
2019-01-31 12:09
THIS. On the other hand, they can only place higher now, can't they :D
2019-01-31 12:13
#51
fer | 
Brazil lukedmc
Why theres no button to share this news in the app?
2019-01-31 12:10
ez for viva algeria
2019-01-31 12:13
#58
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Brazil kaiknux
Where is astralis? If no astralis ez for mibr O_o
2019-01-31 12:14
why no astralis ez money for them
2019-01-31 12:37
they can skip major for this trash event
2019-01-31 12:37
trash event with $890,000 prize pool
2019-01-31 13:08
waste of money oh wait, fnatic haven't received their money scam event
2019-01-31 13:21
#210
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Brazil davidzor
Stop spreading lies dude, that's bad for everyone. twitter.com/WESGcom/status/1019258508846.. They already paid it.
2019-01-31 16:28
-1 I haven't received any money scam event
2019-01-31 16:41
#221
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Brazil davidzor
OK.
2019-01-31 16:42
0/8 last time, mibr got clapped by BIG and Team Russia OMEGALUL
2019-01-31 12:50
#107
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Brazil kaiknux
BIG isn't full german and Team russia is shittier than before so... who's going to win? Mibr, fnatic or ENCE
2019-01-31 13:26
Riders
2019-01-31 14:34
MIBR will NOT win this BIG lineup has more potential than BIG with luckerrrr who clapped you btw LUL
2019-01-31 14:57
Lmao
2019-01-31 16:20
#217
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Brazil kaiknux
Lmao so big is playing wesg right? Did you read my reply?
2019-01-31 16:39
it DOES NOT matter a team that got rekt by luckeRRR will never win anything
2019-01-31 16:40
#255
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Brazil kaiknux
so manly caps locked texts
2019-01-31 19:22
#59
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Brazil kaiknux
- G2 + VITA oh damn now we have ALEX
2019-01-31 12:14
Lol ofc invite fnatic and let spaces play qualifier. What a joke lmao they were in finals with fnatic good job wesg xD
2019-01-31 12:15
#244
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Sweden Nokkeri
Difference is that fnc still is rather relevant
2019-01-31 17:58
Vitality & VP ez invites more money gained
2019-01-31 12:18
#63
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Spain 7VultuR
There are team qualifying for this tournament, and those fuckers recieve invites
2019-01-31 12:19
#228
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North America SLGam1ng
You act like this is new lmao
2019-01-31 16:59
#66
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United States hellboy^
ez4mibr
2019-01-31 12:23
Where is team Ukr with simple??? S1mple/Edward/ANGE1/somedieyoung/COLDYY!
2019-01-31 12:27
Why no turkey ? Last year they played final.
2019-01-31 12:28
interesting concept. you let a bunch of low tier teams play qualifiers, then you add two high level teams of which one is going to win the tournament. plus we got 2 superlow tier teams from Argentina but just 1 from the host country with a billion people.
2019-01-31 12:31
#72
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India Tritium
why is Bravado mentioned there?
2019-01-31 12:34
Eze for mibr Revolution Frostfire Nasr Btrg.hk TNC Fnatic Viva algeria Some wasted spots here XD
2019-01-31 12:35
Not sure how you relate fnatic to these other teams here you listed. Fnatic is one of the best teams in this event
2019-01-31 13:16
Just kidding. Actually fnatic can beat mibr, they have more team play, and Xizt are leading very well
2019-01-31 14:41
Xizt leading well OmegaLUL
2019-02-01 02:07
Aussie scenne without Nifty and NAF. OMEGALUL KKKKKKKK
2019-02-01 12:22
NAF CANADIAN OMEGALUL Xddddd
2019-02-02 07:44
Naf alone has more titles than entire aussie scene OMEGALUL KKKKKKKK
2019-02-02 13:30
ok u win
2019-02-03 01:29
Kkkkkkk. I must said like others in hltv forum. " Monkey Brazil worst shit hole, OMEGALUL " I hate when someone from a better country say that, kkkk, but it's true, kkkkk
2019-02-03 12:17
What about Bravado, will they get replaced by the Denial lineup?
2019-01-31 12:36
#75
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Denmark MeToxi
So optic will play with niko and not refrezh? And bravado will still play with all 5 south african players? Is there some sort of player lock which would prevent them from using different lineups?
2019-01-31 12:36
#81
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Europe BLYATMANN
2018, LUL
2019-01-31 12:43
2019-02-01 09:14
EZ for MIBR LUL
2019-01-31 12:43
winners fnatic with golden's perfect auto sniper play
2019-01-31 12:44
comeon dude not auto problem, score was 14-7 and maj3r didnt make good calls and we lost
2019-01-31 14:35
#90
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Poland ghinaction
a good idea! we're waiting for an invitation for VP! :)
2019-01-31 12:56
why no ss they were 2nd
2019-01-31 12:59
xantares and ngin gone. ss no good
2019-01-31 13:04
idk man they won wesg 2016 and made finals in wesg 2017.
2019-01-31 14:00
and lost from 14-7... i cant forget this everytime in my heart
2019-01-31 14:36
#161
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Slovakia Reve_nant
Get your facts straight. They did not win 2016, they finished 4th hltv.org/events/2564/wesg-2016-world-fin..
2019-01-31 14:49
They won as a turkey bro , as i know wesg made that tournament too hltv.org/events/2311/world-championship-..
2019-01-31 15:46
#191
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Slovakia Reve_nant
That event was made by e-frag. It has nothing to do with wesg
2019-01-31 16:00
ez tournament for ence
2019-01-31 13:01
MIBR TOP 1 AGAIN
2019-01-31 13:05
Vitality and nip plz!
2019-01-31 13:07
Vitality already lost to g2 in qualifiers and fnatic i guess will represent sweden so i dont think nip have a chance to get an invite
2019-01-31 16:14
Why not invite Astrails, their lineup all is Danish
2019-01-31 13:17
#102
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Germany Constikdw
Ez fnatic again
2019-01-31 13:17
Sprout needed!
2019-01-31 13:18
#117
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Germany M4DD1N
Maybe, if they prove themselves in IEM Sydney (Qualifier), they could get invited. Sprout's current line-up could get really far in this Tournament.
2019-01-31 13:50
VP please :D
2019-01-31 13:22
pls invite Giants
2019-01-31 13:37
Invite ViCi and VP or Vitality
2019-01-31 13:44
Invite Giants it's a World Finals! Need one Portugal team on this tournament!
2019-01-31 13:45
they had their chance
2019-01-31 14:39
One qualifier for 1 spot to Portugal and Spain? Please... Look Argentina, have 2 teams like Brazil, why? And Serbia? Not playing a qualifier in Balcãs?
2019-01-31 15:36
Nope, Portugas cleaning the desks of gamers it's already a huge invite for Portugal
2019-01-31 15:01
Let’s go,CyberZen!
2019-01-31 13:45
Giants and Sprout missing
2019-01-31 13:48
lets go fnatic
2019-01-31 13:57
#123
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South Africa PWe
Bravado invited but no player anymore Pog
2019-01-31 13:57
Why not ex ss? they made the finals last time and they won wesg 2016 as a Turkey.
2019-01-31 13:59
+1
2019-01-31 14:03
ez4ence
2019-01-31 14:02
expected
2019-01-31 14:08
Ez4ence
2019-01-31 14:10
ez fnatic MIBR final and fnatic win
2019-01-31 14:24
but what does this have to do with ENCE winning the championship? EZ 4 ENCE!
2019-01-31 14:25
#149
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Brazil udimbas
Woohoo
2019-01-31 14:35
mibr will lose all games. "nao deu galera os times jogaram bem mas comprem o novo pad falcao alado extra E plus so 399 no boleto. vlw quem torceu tmj"
2019-01-31 14:35
wasted spots
2019-01-31 14:39
**2019
2019-01-31 14:40
2019-02-01 09:17
Oh okay that clears it up thks. According to Chinese New Year.
2019-02-01 13:20
Ez moni
2019-01-31 14:48
2018 tournament in 2019 OMEGALUL
2019-01-31 15:02
2019-02-01 09:17
would been easy money for astralis
2019-01-31 15:02
#169
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Norway PeteZz
tier 3-4, good luck.
2019-01-31 15:03
Good luck))
2019-01-31 15:08
#171
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Turkey Hazarizma
BIG invite plz
2019-01-31 15:10
#172
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Brazil Vitor_IS
nicee, hopefully mibr will take it they just gotta change the year of the tournament but ok
2019-01-31 15:11
I guess they changed it cause im pretty sure last year when they were SK they had to qualify thriugh the Americas WESG finals (which was easy since 5 of the 6 teams make it.
2019-01-31 15:13
#300
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
every team had to qualify through open qualifiers.it was more exciting because fnatic almost lost against and t5 team from sweden and later cameback on a bo1.
2019-02-01 16:32
start crying haters your laugh time is over. ez 4 the best team to ever touch counter strike. #RUNSKG #ferGOD top 1 #follenrazer #GODZERA #felpthebrazilianfer #tac0rest
2019-01-31 15:33
EZ4FNATIC
2019-01-31 15:35
#275
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Spain sami05
2019-02-01 01:59
Another easy win for Ence. Is there anything that could stop this team?
2019-01-31 15:35
#276
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Spain sami05
2019-02-01 01:59
No Big and tyloo. They only need to win against ence.
2019-01-31 16:03
#277
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Spain sami05
2019-02-01 01:59
Grand final: Ence 2-1 MIBR
2019-01-31 16:04
and what about Czech Republic? :DDD
2019-01-31 16:07
Lets Go g2
2019-01-31 16:13
2018 in 2019 LUL
2019-01-31 16:16
2019-02-01 09:18
EZ4VALIANCE
2019-01-31 16:21
#233
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United States Bochanka
Ez 4 G2
2019-01-31 17:21
EASY FOR FNATIC ESPORTS!
2019-01-31 17:24
so ez for mibr
2019-01-31 17:26
#243
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Other fo3nixz
how is denial south african with ptr? or is the coach gona step in? i hope MIBR wins tournament
2019-01-31 17:59
Different event, 'Denial have added Peter "ptr" Gurney to their roster for the upcoming IEM Sydney open qualifier.'
2019-02-01 09:04
INVITE GIANTS
2019-01-31 18:16
LUL
2019-01-31 18:58
Finally prize pool isn't complete bullshit, chinese probably lost some cash on last year's event.
2019-01-31 18:32
SO EZ
2019-01-31 18:50
ez money for MiBR
2019-01-31 19:06
EZ MIBR
2019-01-31 19:11
#253
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Pakistan d1ckweed
NiP and Astralis please!
2019-01-31 19:17
Astralis won't go to shit tournaments
2019-01-31 21:36
#268
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Pakistan d1ckweed
Easy money. XD
2019-02-01 00:01
#254
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United States Bochanka
I’d say invite Heroic but Friberg F***s that up since he’s swedish...
2019-01-31 19:21
imagine going to a 2k18 event in 2k19
2019-01-31 19:25
xaxaxa
2019-02-01 01:46
2019-02-01 09:19
Fnatic and MIBR finally playing events at their level
2019-01-31 19:51
invite fnatic and not SPACE SOLDIERS ? NICE
2019-01-31 20:15
#269
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Pakistan d1ckweed
Incomplete roster + one Australian (dunno if yam has dual citizenship).
2019-02-01 00:02
#261
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United States JxmesCSGO
ez for MVP
2019-01-31 20:57
#262
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Brazil P4uloVisk
ez4mibr
2019-01-31 21:11
Ez 4 Mexico
2019-01-31 21:26
tier 10 tournament with tier 1 prize pool
2019-01-31 21:35
what a waste of money, seriously
2019-01-31 22:15
#299
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
easiest money for fnatic since last wesg
2019-02-01 16:30
shamed of this event since it was created as Chinese.
2019-02-01 01:45
#284
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Asia Blitzer
"Japan Japan qualifier" ? ez for absolute right ?
2019-02-01 07:08
fnatic will win this anyway #ALWAYSFNATIC
2019-02-01 12:35
More polish teams cmon
2019-02-01 15:02
EZ FOR ENCE
2019-02-01 22:02
I think the chances are 80% fnatic 5% MiBR 15% other teams
2019-02-02 17:10
Mibr let's go!
2019-02-03 14:47
Mibr undeserved invite as usual, they literally finished LAST in the previous WESG and are still trash to this day
2019-02-22 09:02
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