IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage seeding, first matchups determined

Using the "Player-Selected Seeding" method, the sixteen teams participating in the first stage of the Major have been ranked and the initial Swiss stage matchups have been determined.

In January, ESL announced changes to the Major format, with one of the biggest ones being that the seedings would now be determined by the teams themselves. The method was first introduced at IEM Chicago, with some updates being made for it ahead of the Major.

fnatic are heading into the New Challenger Stage with the highest seed

In short, each of the teams participating in the New Challengers Stage were asked to rank the other 15 teams, and those scores were combined by ESL to create a 1-16 ranking and determine the seed of each team.

The result of the "Player-Selected Seeding" is available below:

1. Sweden fnatic
2. United States NRG
3. United States Cloud9
4. Sweden NiP
5. Finland ENCE
6. France Vitality
7. France G2
8. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
9. Australia Renegades
10. Russia Vega Squadron
11. China TYLOO
12. Russia Spirit
13. Brazil FURIA
14. Australia Grayhound
15. Russia Winstrike
16. China ViCi

The New Challengers Stage of the IEM Katowice Major will feature the Swiss format, but with an ELO rating system used to replace the Buchholz system which was used at the FACEIT London Major. The starting ELO ratings will be assigned in accordance to the initial seeding, but will be adjusted after every encounter. Teams' ELO will be used to determine Swiss stage matchups after the first round of games is played out.

With the initial seedings in place, the first round of the Swiss stage will see the following matchups:

Sweden fnatic vs. China ViCi
United States NRG vs. Russia Winstrike
United States Cloud9 vs. Australia Grayhound
Sweden NiP vs. Brazil FURIA
Finland ENCE vs. Russia Spirit
France Vitality vs. China TYLOO
France G2 vs. Russia Vega Squadron
Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Australia Renegades

The IEM Katowice Major will also feature more BO3s in the Swiss stage than previous Majors, since every elimination and progression match will be played as a BO3. To accommodate the heavier schedule, the opening two days of the New Challengers and New Legends stages will feature two streams running simultaneously.

Where is BIG? edit: i forgot we are legends, my bad !!!
2019-02-06 17:01
they're legends they wont play in this stage
2019-02-06 17:02
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 17:02
#37
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
FNATIC NRG C9 FURIA ENCE TYLOO VEGA AVANGAR EZ money
2019-02-06 17:07
#52
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Sweden Yokern 
wheres ence?
2019-02-06 17:15
#54
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Austria shaakeh 
Damn son
2019-02-06 17:05
#60
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Sweden Yokern 
ez4ence
2019-02-06 17:06
#82
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Panama xemzex 
+1
2019-02-06 17:12
LETS GO ENCE
2019-02-06 20:13
#228
TACO | 
Finland sunnahh 
Ez
2019-02-06 20:31
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-07 01:38
ENCE>MiBR
2019-02-06 18:07
who>mibr?
2019-02-06 18:56
sergej > coldzera
2019-02-06 19:12
#225
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World nakTriceps 
who?
2019-02-06 20:26
#229
TACO | 
Finland sunnahh 
Not baiter
2019-02-06 20:32
#230
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World nakTriceps 
I don´t see this kid on top20 players. I really don´t know who is this guy...
2019-02-06 20:33
#232
TACO | 
Finland sunnahh 
Not a baiter
2019-02-06 20:34
#261
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World nakTriceps 
Oh ok. If he is good, hope to see him on top20 this year.
2019-02-06 22:19
Expected from Brazillian
2019-02-06 19:33
ence > who?*
2019-02-07 19:45
Ence is in my heart
2019-02-06 19:11
#223
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Sweden Yokern 
<3
2019-02-06 20:19
#69
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
Fnatic, NRG, NiP, Vitality, C9, Renegades, Avangar, & TyLoo I got a weird feeling that Ence will dissapoint badly.
2019-02-06 17:11
#92
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CIS Galaxy322 
How tf do you have Vitality and TyLoo
2019-02-06 17:15
#144
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United States V1ncentC 
+1
2019-02-06 17:38
#301
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
have you seen tyloos pick ups? they got past this round last year with worse players, and now they have a solid coach and two strong players with BIG fire power. they could potentially make legends if they work hard.
2019-02-11 02:41
And rng and avangar or is this top 8
2019-02-06 17:37
#79
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France LanaRhoades 
French scene hater hello
2019-02-06 17:12
#122
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Denmark Xipingu 
If NiP loses to FURIA, might as well just exit immediately and don’t play the rest.
2019-02-06 17:26
#133
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Switzerland Alzameister 
indeed
2019-02-06 17:33
Oh, so I have bad news...
2019-02-06 17:56
#167
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Denmark Xipingu 
Meh it’s not bad news for me, it’s bad news for nip and their fanbase if it happens.
2019-02-06 18:08
Fu-who?
2019-02-11 13:21
#117
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Macau Jamuelzon 
How come everything seems to be so easy for ENCE?
2019-02-06 17:24
#22
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
LOL
2019-02-06 17:02
disqualified for bugusing
2019-02-06 17:01
nt fan of fortnite player
2019-02-06 17:02
they are LEGENDary brudi
2019-02-06 17:02
Vergessen 🙈
2019-02-06 17:02
#199
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United States J_Nasty 
They aren’t going to be legends after the major this is a fact
2019-02-06 19:13
hater saying this since 2017 🙈🙈🙈
2019-02-07 18:28
#292
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United States J_Nasty 
We will see I guess
2019-02-07 18:57
Big is Legend no new challenger
2019-02-06 17:02
#33
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Poland SebaRost 
Dont know that BIG are legends ,,We'' lmao
2019-02-06 17:03
F5
2019-02-06 17:04
NO BUG, NO BIG
2019-02-06 17:07
Good name
2019-02-06 17:21
ty
2019-02-06 17:56
we? You play for BIG?
2019-02-06 21:03
cry
2019-02-07 18:27
Where are mouz, North, Heroic in the majorQ i can't find them. And who are Winstrike, Grayhound etc? Wtf is going on. If thats a major then im an astronaut.
2019-02-12 17:31
aasd
2019-02-06 17:01
#3
ninja | 
Albania BunkerBoy 
winstrike is gonna upset NRG 100% 100$
2019-02-06 17:03
rip NIP
2019-02-06 17:17
gh
2019-02-06 17:01
#5
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Poland Sneku 
Nice
2019-02-06 17:01
#6
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United States crulix 
Yes! C9 vs grayhound
2019-02-06 17:01
#68
kennyS | 
Brazil chiipsz 
ez4grayhound
2019-02-06 17:11
#83
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Mongolia HeathonKNG 
grayhound will win :)
2019-02-06 17:13
EZ4GH
2019-02-06 20:59
#248
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Australia CaZeR01 
Dickstacey is gunna whip his giant dick out onto the table and c9 are gunna be too scared to vs them so ez win for gh
2019-02-06 21:44
#257
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United States crulix 
Tru, but can you play with cs w/ ur dick?
2019-02-06 22:10
#258
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Australia CaZeR01 
Only when i see ur mum ;)
2019-02-06 22:11
#259
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United States crulix 
Trust me his thing is to small for her. Tiny dick Stacy
2019-02-06 22:14
Dude you just roasted your own mother by implying she’s a fat fuck.
2019-02-07 18:03
#293
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United States crulix 
Dick Stacy has a small dick. That’s why I said tiny DickStacy, freaking idiot.
2019-02-07 19:00
Yeah go back to kidnergarten kid.
2019-02-07 19:21
#295
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United States crulix 
Fight me csgo, let’s see who the real dick swinger is!
2019-02-07 19:23
#7
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United Kingdom sslemons 
n1
2019-02-06 17:01
#8
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Denmark JustYes 
Nice, only thing I disagree on is Cloud9 being ahead of NiP
2019-02-06 17:03
#71
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United States crulix 
C9 for life
2019-02-06 17:11
#81
kioShiMa | 
Europe sejtn 
NiP haven't played in over month. Also in last 8 maps they lost six (also against C9), one draw and won only one i best of three vs Astralis (they lost game 1-2). I don't see how they still in top 10...
2019-02-06 17:12
#146
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Sweden Ivorn 
Wait until the games and see for yourself
2019-02-06 17:39
Where's the fun in that? Predicting results makes events more interesting :)
2019-02-06 18:00
#287
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Sweden Ivorn 
My point was that they will play great and qualify
2019-02-07 16:47
As it is based on players ranking, they did played NiP multiple time in practices. So basing yourself on outdated stats compared to their more recent encounters will not help to confirm or infirm their ranking.
2019-02-06 19:41
#9
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Russia nek32 
ez4ence
2019-02-06 17:01
Avangar ggo golden horde!!!
2019-02-06 17:18
Avangar ggo golden horde!!!
2019-02-06 17:18
Ez for ENCE
2019-02-06 17:01
#13
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China JackAuGustLee 
awsl
2019-02-06 17:02
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 17:02
#84
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Panama xemzex 
+11
2019-02-06 17:13
NRG > FNATIC?????
2019-02-06 17:02
#45
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United Kingdom Hamshanks 
NO LOL
2019-02-06 17:04
#115
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Europe p1peb0mb 
Is that even a question? Fnatic >NRG
2019-02-06 17:24
FNC fan would say that lol
2019-02-06 17:33
are u blind?
2019-02-06 17:36
Funnily enough, no because I'm able to type this reply
2019-02-07 04:23
If fnatic are better, they will win. These are just seeds. No reason to get mad.
2019-02-06 17:49
Don't know how you detected any hint of madness from me
2019-02-07 04:24
From a side who likes both, Fnatic are objectively better but I have higher expectations for NRG.
2019-02-06 21:08
I can agree with that
2019-02-07 04:26
I think they are close nrg havent had a event 2019 so hard to tell
2019-02-06 21:47
#17
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Bulgaria YellowStR 
Ez4ence
2019-02-06 17:02
#18
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
So Bad
2019-02-06 17:02
#265
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Indonesia Joji6661 
EZ4 Bntet and attacker
2019-02-06 23:23
FURIA First Matchup I feel pretty bad on that one.
2019-02-06 17:02
#215
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India Noobdian1 
Ik
2019-02-06 20:03
They Will win
2019-02-06 21:42
They won't win, there's a reason the majority of people are picking NiP to go 3-0 bud.
2019-02-06 22:21
A majority of people over-rate them based on brand history. Furia have a good chance of out skilling them.
2019-02-12 17:30
"Based on Brand History" They were #6 in the world when they lasted played a match, playerbreak and not playing at iBP masters made them fall in ranks. NiP have a serious chance of outskilling Furia (Furia even put NiP as #1 they didn't want to play in their individual rankings). I don't get where that comes from jliat.
2019-02-12 21:23
#306
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United States Jammin800k 
I mean if you actually thought NiP was a better team than NRG coming into this tournament you're quite delusional, I see why some may have put them as 3-0 but the fact that they were the majority definitely indicates bias.
2019-02-16 21:56
Yeee, major official start
2019-02-06 17:02
ez4gambit
2019-02-06 17:02
Furia vs NIP kkkkkkk furia 0-3
2019-02-06 17:02
g2 0-3, trash tier 4 team
2019-02-06 18:58
i am not a g2 fan kkkkkkk
2019-02-06 19:09
#204
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Finland JAarnio 
Vitality 3-0
2019-02-06 19:33
#226
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World nakTriceps 
You know NiP is a team who has weird results against underdogs, uh? So, I think you need to wait.
2019-02-06 20:29
#28
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United States DervGuy 
C9 #3 Pog
2019-02-06 17:02
With even more practice than the last tournament, they could easily be the best team here aswell.
2019-02-06 20:00
#216
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United States DervGuy 
I hope so, I really want them to succeed, mainly for auti.
2019-02-06 20:03
c9 doesn't underestimate anyone anymore, so they will prepare for every match, if everyone is on form they could easily have the most firepower there.
2019-02-06 20:05
#219
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United States DervGuy 
Yes I agree. Personally I hope FLusha remains IGL, and they keep on Zellsis. On paper, and form recent showings, I fully expect C9 to make it to the Legends stage.
2019-02-06 20:06
even if they are a mess because of stand in, zellsis has really good aim, so when they play the worse teams were they won't have anyone missing.
2019-02-06 20:07
#221
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United States DervGuy 
Yeah.
2019-02-06 20:08
wtf they did 1st vs 16th, 2nd vs 15th, 3rd vs 14th and so on
2019-02-06 17:02
#67
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Finland vetu104 
Isn't that the point of seeding? To make it so that the historically strongest teams don't play each other out and let weaker teams pass.
2019-02-06 17:10
#135
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India Thepotat 
So that we get top teams in the major and better matches as we go forward
2019-02-06 17:34
#162
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Sweden Bangs 
Thats normal seeding m8
2019-02-06 17:56
#217
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United States DervGuy 
Good, lower performing teams can get filtered out.
2019-02-06 20:04
#234
allu | 
Finland dev2ce 
u dumb?
2019-02-06 20:55
Ez for G2 and Vitality <3
2019-02-06 17:02
Stickers?
2019-02-06 17:02
tomorrow in 7hr19mins from now
2019-02-06 17:41
Dick stacy acc confirmed
2019-02-06 18:13
ez4furia
2019-02-06 17:03
Fnatic Vici has upset potential
2019-02-06 17:03
#40
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Lithuania andy_ 
not really, the underdogs "fnatic" won't win
2019-02-06 17:03
Zywoo vs xccurate, interesting
2019-02-06 17:03
#131
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
im excited :D
2019-02-06 17:31
#249
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Australia CaZeR01 
Xccurate is way better when hes on form
2019-02-06 21:47
#36
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Algeria NinjaGiaden 
GG
2019-02-06 17:03
Winstrike imo extremely underrated.
2019-02-06 17:03
Indeed, and more in bo1
2019-02-06 17:38
#39
JaCkz | 
United States Bochanka 
7 Vitality? tf!?
2019-02-06 17:03
#41
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Europe Skraj 
As it should be
2019-02-06 17:04
#42
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
wanna see how tyloo improves with new coach
2019-02-06 17:04
#89
ZywOo | 
France Dim2dex 
They gonna loose to Vitality to begin
2019-02-06 17:14
#251
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Australia CaZeR01 
Question, you are danish so what makes you a tyloo fan? Unless ur fakeflagging
2019-02-06 21:48
Are you serious?
2019-02-07 00:07
#267
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Australia CaZeR01 
Yes i am curious
2019-02-07 00:19
It's a bit silly question, don't you find? His nationality doesn't tie him to be the fan of his home soil teams only. What the bread?
2019-02-07 02:30
#276
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Australia CaZeR01 
Yea ik, im just curious to know what makes him like them. This is a legitmate question lol
2019-02-07 04:56
You phrased it that way as if you never saw a fan of foreign teams ;)
2019-02-07 04:59
#278
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Australia CaZeR01 
Well my bad
2019-02-07 04:59
It's fine but you seemed a bit flat and aggressive. Nevermind me, have a great time.
2019-02-07 05:02
#280
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Australia CaZeR01 
Lol good talk
2019-02-07 05:03
#44
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Finland Vkims 
Ence 1-0 hltv confirmed
2019-02-06 17:04
#76
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Sweden Jackoberto 
You mean 3-0?
2019-02-06 17:12
#108
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Finland Faifainei 
*6-0
2019-02-06 17:20
Congrats ence for winning IEM Katowice Major!
2019-02-06 17:39
#181
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Russia zbogus 
Might as well give them the grand slam already
2019-02-06 18:38
The 5 first spot of 2019 hltv ranking you meant
2019-02-06 19:43
fucking shit draws
2019-02-06 17:04
#47
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
vega>spirit hahaha
2019-02-06 17:04
#48
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Poland kick_alex_ffs 
Whoa
2019-02-06 17:04
#49
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France DesmondHumes 
EZ 4 G2 AND VITA
2019-02-06 17:04
ez 4 Vici
2019-02-06 17:04
#51
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Lithuania andy_ 
fnatic Winstrike Cloud9 NiP Spirit Vitality Vega Squadron Renegades
2019-02-06 17:05
sorry andy but like always ence will be better than you think
2019-02-06 17:13
RIP
2019-02-06 17:18
#53
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Finland EdiEz 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 17:05
#55
Nessa | 
Netherlands PATOZR 
Nice that means stickers tonight!
2019-02-06 17:05
not so ez 4 furia :(
2019-02-06 17:05
#57
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
EZ FOR G2
2019-02-06 17:05
#58
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Sweden Yokern 
Interesting . . . . . . . EZ4ENCE btw
2019-02-06 17:06
vitality vs tyloo RIP tyloo
2019-02-06 17:06
#62
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Hong Kong j0sean 
overall good seeding. this is going to be the best major ever. And i will be there to feel it all the way
2019-02-06 17:07
#63
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Indonesia tsokai 
They make me to choose between Vitality and TyLoo :((
2019-02-06 17:07
#109
ZywOo | 
France Dim2dex 
I'm sure you'll make the right choice ;)
2019-02-06 17:20
#64
flusha | 
CIS LRtx 
vega's time to shine again
2019-02-06 17:08
vitality - tyloo? g2 - vega? sounds neat
2019-02-06 17:08
#66
JaCkz | 
United States Bochanka 
ENCE and G2 are way low.....
2019-02-06 17:09
#73
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France Fran6k1D 
how can G2 be high they only played 1 match in 2019. I agree on Ence tho they are low, teams still understimate them
2019-02-06 17:11
#75
JaCkz | 
United States Bochanka 
g2 beat vitality....
2019-02-06 17:12
#91
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France Fran6k1D 
long time ago and in between that vita won 2 tournaments pretty easily so it's normal they are ranked higher imo ** Only 1 tourney but still it was very dominant, they have improved a lot since their defeat to G2 and like i said G2 were afk for more than a month now so teams dont rly expect anything from them i guess
2019-02-06 17:16
#97
JaCkz | 
United States Bochanka 
"Long time ago"? man french people cant remember shit
2019-02-06 17:17
#121
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France Fran6k1D 
wow can't have a conversation with americans it's incredible. 1 map victory in a month a half and you want to rank them higher than vitality who made a change and 1 a tournament ? Plz bet on G2, it'll make odds better for me :)
2019-02-06 17:25
stupido
2019-02-06 17:27
Any1 tell me please the new system?
2019-02-06 17:11
Thats a really good seeding :o
2019-02-06 17:11
#74
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United States jay_320 
Not that I really care but is Fnatic really better then NRG based off accomplishments/form for the last six months? That seems off to me. Also I know C9 did well at Eleague and took a nice pelt against faze/had a second good series against them but 3rd overall?
2019-02-06 17:11
This is players opinion, dont get me wrong but i think that they know better than you
2019-02-06 17:14
#100
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United States jay_320 
Being a player makes you a good analyst? Not that I'm an analyst but I don't think the opinions of a bunch of people who are quite biased about the strength of their own team versus the strength of others is really that great a source for analysis of this type of topic. Might just be me and my damn logic but yeah good for the players getting to choose. But they are literally the most biased group going into this so that probably wouldn't be my argument.
2019-02-06 17:17
#127
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France Fran6k1D 
they don't rank themselves, only the other team so how are they biased towards themselves ?
2019-02-06 17:29
#136
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United States jay_320 
You don't see how your own biases based on playing the game could affect your judgments of other teams that you play against semi-regularly? Especially when things are personal. I mean damn where does JW rank C9 to give a good example. Cause I hear he's not a big fan of Flusha. In fact I hear the whole team doesn't really like him. C9 also recently won a game then lost a game close like versus Fnatic. You think Kioshima thinks his team is better or worse based on that outcome? Because if I'm a competitor I think that I'm the better team, have proven it, and just had a bad game. That's typically how motivated winners think. I can't believe I have to explain this shit. My god I just realized you are a G2 fan as well. I'm sure the french players have no biases against each other either.
2019-02-06 17:35
#188
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France Fran6k1D 
This isn't a ranking on who is the best team. Teams don't rank other teams just by looking at HLTV ranking but by how comfortable they are/would be playing them. I can't believe i have to explain this shit
2019-02-06 18:51
#189
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United States jay_320 
Teams don't rank other teams just by looking at HLTV ranking but by how comfortable they are/would be playing them. Yes this is exactly my point. It's not objective. Fuck me.
2019-02-06 18:55
#194
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France Fran6k1D 
the what's the point of your comment in the first place ? You make it seem like players are trying to rank them like that
2019-02-06 19:08
#196
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United States jay_320 
I just think there are some oddities in the rankings, it's really not a big deal actually.
2019-02-06 19:10
Probably true but this is what players thought, I don't think it is big problem anyway if u get 1st or 2nd seed, both are good...
2019-02-06 17:40
#152
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United States jay_320 
Yeah it's really not a big deal. Was just more of an observation honestly.
2019-02-06 17:42
#77
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Panama xemzex 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 17:12
Pog Edit: ENCE over Vitality??? wtf V FOR VICTORY
2019-02-06 17:15
#192
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Panama xemzex 
0/8
2019-02-06 18:59
flair checks out
2019-02-06 22:49
#264
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Panama xemzex 
ENCE > vitality and you know it's true
2019-02-06 22:52
#80
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Sweden Trkmag 
Pretty fair seeding fnatic NRG C9 NiP ENCE Tyloo Vega Avangar
2019-02-06 17:12
#107
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Brazil bernog 
G2 is so much better than vega avangar and tyloo
2019-02-06 17:20
#111
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Sweden Trkmag 
I like G2 a lot, but sadly I don't believe in any of the french teams atm with the current lineups, maybe Vitality will beat Tyloo but Vega should not be underestimated
2019-02-06 17:22
very good seeding system. also pros already rating Vitality over G2 lul
2019-02-06 17:13
#211
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France Yo_Les_Noobz 
Vitality played a lot lately, G2 played no official matches. That’s logical
2019-02-06 19:53
#86
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France iNolake 
EZ4VITALITY AND EZ4G2 POG
2019-02-06 17:13
respectable im liking this
2019-02-06 17:14
#93
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Poland dailyy 
stickers???
2019-02-06 17:15
ez enze
2019-02-06 17:17
ez vici
2019-02-06 17:17
#96
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Russia Antist 
fnatic Winstrike Grayhound NiP ENCE Vitality G2 Renegades
2019-02-06 17:17
Nice way to eliminate the weaker teams tbh.
2019-02-06 17:17
#282
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Korea DadaDahyun 
Quite tired of seeing random CIS Teams overperform in major tbh
2019-02-07 07:02
Me Too :D
2019-02-07 07:32
#101
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
very good system
2019-02-06 17:18
Nice format tbh
2019-02-06 17:19
fnatic>ViCi NRG>Winstrike C9>Grayhound NiP>Furia ENCE>Spirit Vitality>TyLoo G2<Vega AVANGAR>RNG
2019-02-06 17:19
#112
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Russia allenHardy 
Vitality, Vega , G2, Avanger, ENCE,Tyloo, NIP,Furia.
2019-02-06 17:22
i think a match to watch would probably be fnatic vs Vici. Vici will go into this without anything to lose and all to gain being it their first time in a major. With that being said: 1. Fnatic 5. Renegades 2. C9 6. Vit 3. Ence 7. G2 4. Nip 8. NRG
2019-02-06 17:22
#114
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Iraq Blitzer 
RECOMMENDED GAME IMO ENCE vs. Spirit it's going to be a hell of a match!
2019-02-06 17:23
#116
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Spain JasonRacism 
Why is Renegades and Tyloo so low? They should both be top 6/7
2019-02-06 17:24
#182
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
:D
2019-02-06 18:40
Poor Furia and how fnatic is top 5 of the rank? LUL
2019-02-06 17:24
#119
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France FanchD 
Fnatic > Vici NRG > Winstrike C9 > Grayhound NiP > Furia ENCE > Spirit Vitality > Tyloo G2 > Vega AVANGAR > RNG EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 17:25
#124
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African Union de_lite 
Winstrike will win
2019-02-06 17:27
furia > NiP btw
2019-02-06 17:40
C9>NiP? Is this a joke?
2019-02-06 17:25
#227
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United States Doge14 
They beat them last time they played and nip hasnt played since if i can remember correctly
2019-02-06 20:31
#123
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Finland Konadonkki 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 17:26
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 17:28
You know for all the seeding here, these matchups look pretty close Teams have to start bringing their A game to these matches or the EU minor will only get worse
2019-02-06 17:30
fnatic NRG Cloud9 NiP Spirit Vitality Vega Squadron AVANGAR
2019-02-06 17:34
ez NiP
2019-02-06 17:31
#134
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Germany zeolikk 
Let's go fnatic
2019-02-06 17:33
#137
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Iran Meh^7 
G2 To Surprise This Major
2019-02-06 17:34
#139
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World breezy0 
i don't like this system, it can easily be gamed and corrupted
2019-02-06 17:36
When are the stickers availables?
2019-02-06 17:36
Fnatic > Vici NRG > Winstrike C9 > Grayhound NiP = Furia ENCE > Spirit Vitality > Tyloo G2 = Vega AVANGAR < RNG
2019-02-06 17:37
#143
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China KrisWuYiFan 
Tyloo come as Returning Challengers but ranked low? even lower than Renegades? lol wtf I guess EU pros still vote in favour of their own Just like the qualifiers, some of these "bigger" EU names about to get shook :D
2019-02-06 17:37
tyloo not been very good team late times sadly, probably that's why their rating by teams is weak, new lineup also so tough to rate...
2019-02-06 18:14
yuriih gonna rekt NiP, ss this
2019-02-06 17:41
#153
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Fnatic NRG C9 Nip Ence Vit Vega RNG
2019-02-06 17:42
ez Vega Sukadron
2019-02-06 17:46
lol half of theese teams are so bad right now its not even fun
2019-02-06 17:47
better than mouz it seems
2019-02-06 19:44
mouz rofl
2019-02-06 21:07
to my part Wins : Fnatic, Nrg, C9, NIP, Spirit, Vitality, G2, Renegades. 3-0 Vitality and Fnatic
2019-02-06 17:49
STICKERS WHEN???!!!
2019-02-06 17:52
#238
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Poland bialyJ 
tommorow kevin
2019-02-06 21:01
probably the 8th
2019-02-06 22:16
Where is stickers ?
2019-02-06 17:52
lmao rip fnatic
2019-02-06 17:54
#164
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Russia uyo123123 
ez 4 ENCE VEGA AVANGAR
2019-02-06 17:57
Let 's see how far TYLOO can go
2019-02-06 18:08
Seems pretty fair seeding honestly.
2019-02-06 18:11
#173
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Poland Kleigen 
fnatic NRG Cloud9 NiP ENCE Vitality G2 Renegades
2019-02-06 18:19
#174
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Sweden BroIlan 
gl boys
2019-02-06 18:19
First round is bo1 right?
2019-02-06 18:22
only tournament deciding games are bo3 yes
2019-02-06 18:23
#177
ZywOo | 
Netherlands itsm 
Vici will upset fnatic
2019-02-06 18:23
2EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 18:25
#179
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Finland lasarus 
#EZ4ENCE
2019-02-06 18:27
#180
TACO | 
Brazil tosspoa 
Ez for Caça Rato
2019-02-06 18:36
#183
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Russia zbogus 
How the fuck is grayhound better then winstrike
2019-02-06 18:40
I guess tells how much respect there is for winstrike by pros :D...
2019-02-06 18:47
#184
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
cool nice au and china cs
2019-02-06 18:41
Cool. Give us the stickers now
2019-02-06 18:43
#186
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
EZFORFNATIC
2019-02-06 18:45
#193
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Brazil Kelmec 
ez4 FURIA ez4 yuurih
2019-02-06 19:05
Fnatic NRG Vitality NiP
2019-02-06 19:21
#201
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
What a good seeding, way better than the bullshit we had in London! Thank you, Mr. ESL! :] MAJOR HYPE! STICKERS TONIGHT!
2019-02-06 19:25
ez4ENCEC9FNATICVITALITYNRGVEGANIPWINSTRIKE/G2
2019-02-06 19:27
I hope f0rest and GeT_RiGhT, best two players ever on CS, won against Furia
2019-02-06 19:35
#224
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Europe p1peb0mb 
this
2019-02-06 20:24
#206
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Ukraine EZ4SPIRIT 
Hard to make it easier for Spirit! #EZ4SPIRIT
2019-02-06 19:39
fnatic Winstrike Cloud9 NiP ENCE Vitality G2 Renegades
2019-02-06 19:46
#213
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France Yo_Les_Noobz 
+1
2019-02-06 19:56
#253
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Germany Spongebong 
Vitality winning against an asian team? i doubt it
2019-02-06 21:50
the only match ups i doubt about are nrg winstrike and avangar renegades
2019-02-06 21:53
#255
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Germany Spongebong 
i guess NRG and Avangar got this
2019-02-06 21:52
#212
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Brazil hugoooo 
Very accurate seeding.
2019-02-06 19:54
#231
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Dominican Republic yolinho 
Fnatic NRG Cloud9 FURIA ENCE Vitality G2 Avangar
2019-02-06 20:33
#233
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Poland SizZarH5 
Ez 4 NiP
2019-02-06 20:48
Ez for ENCE
2019-02-06 20:59
#237
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Poland bialyJ 
wait so 2 matches will be played in the same time?
2019-02-06 21:01
yep cuz extra bo3 were added so they decided to speed up earlier rounds so event won't be too long.
2019-02-06 21:11
#244
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Poland bialyJ 
that;s bad, your chance for a souvenir is even smaller in the first 2 days
2019-02-06 21:13
well luckily major itself will be very long event so still good chance to get souvenirs there xd, also there is more bo3s so maybe amount of maps is pretty high later days...
2019-02-06 21:16
Teams are really underestimating the Asian and South American teams cause they never play them.
2019-02-06 21:08
#246
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Portugal Moskitorui 
ez4ence
2019-02-06 21:31
#252
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Germany Spongebong 
best match will be Vitality vs. TYLOO and TYLOO will win this
2019-02-06 21:49
exposed huawei spy, I'm calling BND
2019-02-06 21:54
nt baguette XD
2019-02-07 12:22
Avangar >Spirit >rng> vitality >tyloo> winstrike> g2 > c9 Seriously this is why player seeding doesn't work because you get fucking brain dead CS players who don't play EU and so they automatically assume a name brand is good. Fucking g2 should be bottom of the list and people here are voting for their friends. either way easy for bottom of the seeding G2 about to get smashed by vega
2019-02-07 02:00
#270
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United States Freakmode 
bahahahaha vitality > g2 sucks to suck
2019-02-07 02:09
poor vici
2019-02-07 02:52
#281
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China angle409 
there will be about 3 "upsets" out of 8 matches.
2019-02-07 05:14
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-07 09:02
EZ NIP
2019-02-07 15:40
Can't wait to set this sick new Virtus Pro logo as a graffiti and see it in game <3 oooooo...
2019-02-07 17:49
3-0 Nip fnatic c9 ence nrg ______ (blank idk yet, I was gonna put Vega but they havent been in good form lately) renegades g2 0-3 Greyhound Thoughts?
2019-02-08 14:38
Boring but... Fnatic NRG Cloud9 NiP Ence TYLOO Vega Squadron Avangar
2019-02-08 15:18
Fnatic NRG C9 NiP Spirit Vitality Vega Renegades
2019-02-08 16:39
Pros just gave us their pickem, ty
2019-02-08 16:51
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