IEM Katowice Preview: Minor Challengers

Ten teams hailing from four regions made it to the IEM Katowice 2019 Major's New Challenger Stage through the Minors. Here is a breakdown of those teams and their chances to make it to the next round of play.

Ten teams are coming directly from the Minors, eight of whom after placing top two at one of the four regional events, plus two teams from the Minor Play-in, which had the third-placed teams from the Minors fight for an extra two spots at the Major. These ten teams will join the six who placed 9th through to 14th at the previous Major to play a seeded Swiss stage that will grant eight slots in the next phase in Katowice.

Following the first preview of the Major we released, which covered the six Returning Challengers, it is now time to dive into the chances of NRG, ENCE, Renegades, Vitality, Spirit, FURIA, AVANGAR, Winstrike, Grayhound, and ViCi, the 10 teams that made their way to the New Challengers Stage directly from the Minor system.

The Major's New Challengers Stage is set to get underway at the ESL Arena in Katowice

IEM Katowice 2019 will feature a seeding system, which was seen at IEM Chicago last year for the first time, where teams rated each other and the scores were then averaged out by ESL to determine the 1-16 seeds. This preview will go from top seed to bottom according to this player-made list.

Another interesting novelty which will be on display at IEM Katowice will be an ELO-based seeding system that will match teams up according to the toughness of their wins and losses. The best-of-one Swiss stage will then conclude with best-of-three matches for teams playing to be eliminated or to move on to the New Legends Stage, in a bid to make the 14th Major's group stage just that much more competitive.

NRG are the favorites next to fnatic despite three of the team's players never having attended a Major before. Only Damian "daps" Steele, who was at ESL One Cologne 2016 with OpTic, and Jacob "FugLy" Medina, who attended DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 with Liquid and MLG Columbus 2016 with CLG, have experience on CS:GO’s largest stage. The three youngsters, Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, Ethan "Ethan" Arnold, and Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, will be going into their first New Challengers Stage as part of a team that is not only among the favourites to go through to the next round but also to do so with a clean sheet.

That billing can have its drawbacks, however, as the previous Major cycle displayed. This NRG roster had been expected to cruise through the Americas Minor, in London, but two best-of-three losses to compLexity and eUnited left them high and dry in fourth place and out of the Major cycle. This time around, once again the favorites, they didn’t fail, taking first place in their Minor and showing absolute dominance in doing so as they did not drop a single map.

NRG are heavy favorites in their first New Challengers Stage

If NRG can keep their cool and not let the pressure get to them, the way they did at this year’s Minor, they should have no problems going through to the next stage at the Major. They are the second-seeded team in the New Challengers Stage, and they are the top-ranked team at fifth, having just claimed that spot from another one of the favorites to go 3-0, the aforementioned Swedes of fnatic.

This roster came together one year ago, when Ethan took over the spot left by Allan "AnJ" Jensen, and the team immediately started a meteoric rise—from hanging around the top 20 to hitting the fifth best spot in the ranking. Fueled by the three youngsters, NRG will have to show that they have matured after previous losses and are now experienced enough to play their game on the biggest stage against some strong opposition to move on to the top 16.

Lineup Age Rating
FinlandAleksi "allu" Jalli 26 1.30
FinlandJani "Aerial" Jussila 25 1.25
FinlandJere "sergej" Salo 16 1.25
FinlandAleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen 21 1.11
FinlandSami "xseveN" Laasanen 24 1.03
Coach
Offline placings in the last three months
Placement Event
1st
ASUS ROG Winter 2019
1st
Europe Minor - IEM Katowice 2019
1st
DreamHack Open Winter 2018

The Major will be a new experience for four of ENCE’s five players. It is only the veteran, Aleksi "allu" Jalli, who has attended one before. The Finnish AWPer has played five, three with NiP and two with FaZe, and was even a finalist at his first one, where his team lost to fnatic.

The Finnish squad are one of the favorites to make it through to the next round at this Major, but for the first few months of the team's existence, it didn’t seem like they had what it takes to make it to a Major—much less as one of the favorites in the New Challengers Stage. It was only in July, when they got a 7-8th place finish at ESL One Cologne, that they started to show real promise. They then qualified for the FACEIT Major’s Europe Minor but missed out on a Major spot after a third-place finish following losses to NiP and OpTic.

ENCE showed they pack a punch when they won StarSeries i-League Season 6

This time around, ENCE have several first-placed finishes on their achievement list, most notably from StarSeries i-League Season 6 and DreamHack Open Winter 2018, and are considered one of the hot teams to make it to the New Legends Stage. Sitting right outside of the top 10 in the ranking, they were voted the fifth best team of the New Challengers Stage by their peers, right behind NiP and ahead of the two French teams, G2 and Vitality.

To make it to IEM Katowice, ENCE beat ex-Space Soldiers, Windigo, Valiance, and North at the Minor, only giving up one map to Nemanja "nexa" Isaković & co. They then went on to smash all of their local opposition at ASUS ROG Winter 2019, where they faced SJ and HAVU, and were able to fine-tune their setting ahead of the event in Poland.

Lineup Age Rating
FranceMathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut 18 1.41
FranceNathan "NBK-" Schmitt 24 1.10
FranceDan "apEX" Madesclaire 25 1.08
FranceCédric "RpK" Guipouy 29 0.98
United KingdomAlex "ALEX" McMeekin 23 0.81
Coach
Offline placings in the last three months
Placement Event
2nd
Europe Minor - IEM Katowice 2019
1st
DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018

The next team ranked by seed after ENCE is Vitality, a roster that boasts three hardened veterans in Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, but that is fueled by the young rising star that is Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut. NBK- missed his first and only Major to date last year after being benched by G2, and will be making his return to the limelight with apEX, with whom he won the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca Major in 2015. Vitality are therefore the only Minor Challenger to have Major champions on their roster as the other teams to have players who fall into this category, G2, NiP, fnatic, and Cloud9, are all coming as Returning Challengers.

The French team came in second at the Europe Minor, where they beat OpTic, Valiance (twice), and took revenge on North—who had knocked them down to the lower bracket—in the consolidation final. Winning seven out of 12 maps, the French squad showed potential, but also some weakness in their play, most notably the need for their star player ZywOo to constantly show up for the team. Boasting a 1.41 rating on LAN, it doesn’t seem like he’s too troubled by playing at live events and has dispelled much of the doubt surrounding him before he signed with the team. But will he be able to keep it up deeper into the Major if his team makes it past the New Challengers Stage, as they should?

Vitality's players will have to go Super Saiyan if they want to secure a spot in the New Legends Stage

Without counting their Minor run, the only other LAN result the team has is a win at DreamHack Open Atlanta back in November 2018, when Alex "ALEX" McMeekin hadn’t yet stepped into Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer’s shoes, which makes the team somewhat of a question mark. They are currently leading ESEA MDL Europe along with Movistar Riders on a 5-0 record, and they recently won the $25,000 WePlay! Lock and Load grand prize after beating the likes of OpTic and HellRaisers online, but they still have much more to show on LAN against big teams before they can be considered a top contender.

Another mystery will be the team's newcomer, ALEX, who has been performing well online for Vitality, accruing a 1.23 rating, but floundered in his first LAN event with the team, where his rating was just 0.85. Were Vitality to face some stiff opposition—which could perhaps even be TYLOO in their first match-up—, it will be vital for him to be in good shape to help his team to the next round.

AVANGAR are the eighth-seeded team and part of a middle of the pack group of teams that will be fighting to get one of the coveted spots that are not supposed to be claimed by the favourites. At #8, AVANGAR will face off against the ninth seed, Renegades, in one of the closest matches of day one, one that could set the tone for their run in the New Challengers Stage.

AVANGAR won the Bucharest Gaming Week Invitational over Windigo and Vega Squadron late last year, and then they went out in 9-12th place at the PLG Grand Slam tournament in Abu Dhabi following losses to forZe and G2. They kicked 2019 off with a good result, winning the CIS Minor, where they beat two rivals they could be fighting against for a spot in the New Legends Stage, Winstrike and Spirit. Right after that, though, the Kazakhs showed they weren’t quite up to par against better opposition, falling to North and Natus Vincere at ICE Challenge in London.

Jame's form will be crucial for his team's fate in Katowice

A lot of their success will ride on AWPer Dzhami "Jame" Ali, the caller and the player the team is built around. Boasting a 1.27 rating, the Russian player can tip the scales and help his side reach the three victories needed to progress to the next stage at the Major.

The last time AVANGAR were in this situation, at the ELEAGUE Major in 2018, they beat Renegades, Misfits, and FlipSid3, but losses to Quantum Bellator Fire, Space Soldiers, mousesports, and ultimately Liquid in the 9th place decider meant they would be sent home early. The second youngest team on the server this week, AVANGAR will be hoping that lessons learned from past hardships like the one in Boston will give them the extra push to make it to the next round.

The Australians are another middle-of-the-field team that will be brawling to make it into the New Legends Stage. In classic Renegades fashion, they made their way to the Major by winning the Asian Minor, making this the fourth time in a row. Unlike the three previous times, however, they beat Grayhound in the upper bracket final instead of TYLOO, who will be present at the Major as Returning Challengers this time around. Right in the middle of the field with a #9 seed, Renegades will face a direct rival for one of the last couple of spots in the New Legends Stage, AVANGAR, making an early strong appearance in Katowice all the more important.

Renegades will be looking to make it into the top 16 of a Major for the first time in years

After dipping down to 30th in the ranking last year when they changed Karlo "USTILO" Pivac and Noah "Nifty" Francis to bring in Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai and Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas, the team has been able to rise back up to the top 10-15 places in the ranking. At their first event together, StarSeries i-League Season 6, they made it out of the group stage for a 5-8th place finish, but then went out in 13-16th place at IEM Chicago after losses to MIBR and LDLC. They then had a 3rd-4th place finish at the medium-sized Toyota Masters Bangkok, but it was at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals that they started to show promise with a 5-8th place finish that included victories over BIG and G2.

A familiar face at the Majors' main qualifiers, now the New Challengers Stage, Renegades as an organization has not been in the top 16 since ESL One Cologne 2015, when a team with only Aaron "AZR" Ward and Justin "jks" Savage from the current lineup finished in 9-12th place. Having shown some shaky play at the Asia Minor, dropping maps to ViCi and Grayhound, Renegades will have to bring their A-game to the Katowice Major if they want to make it back into the top 16. With jks showing vintage form as of late and Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad also in good condition, it will be up to Liazz and Gratisfaction to show they can make the difference on the big stages and tip the scales in their team’s favor.

Lineup Age Rating
UkraineViktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev 21 1.21
RussiaVadim "DavCost" Vasilyev 22 1.16
UkrainePavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko 26 1.16
RussiaDmitriy "Dima" Bandurka 24 1.10
RussiaDmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko 24 0.99
Coach
Offline placings in the last three months
Placement Event
2nd
CIS Minor - IEM Katowice 2019

Spirit are one of the underdogs who have the most upset potential. Ranked as not the first or second but third CIS team in attendance by their peers, taking the 12th place out of the 16 seeded teams, this lineup was just one win away from making it through the FACEIT Major’s New Challengers Stage. They beat teams like Rogue and North in London, but were unable to win when it counted the most, going down 0-2 to TYLOO in the decider match to fall just shy of a top-16 finish.

Spirit have been close before, but they have never managed to make it to the top 16

Spirit are once again outside most experts’ predictions to make it to the New Legends Stage, for the simple reason that they have not played any LAN competition, excluding the CIS Minor, since they attended the FACEIT Major in London. Their biggest achievement outside of the Major cycle since then has been securing a spot at the $500,000 StarSeries i-League Season 7 after winning the European qualifier over Vitality.

At the CIS Minor, Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev and his mates beat some of the strongest opponents in the field, including Gambit and Winstrike, but fell 0-2 to a team that will be one of their direct rivals in Katowice, AVANGAR. Despite their meteoric rise in the rankings in the past two months, from #56 to #17, a spot in the New Legends Stage could prove to be a bit much for the CIS side, especially with best-of-threes in progression matches, unless they can show in Katowice something they haven’t before.

FURIA are riding a hype wave after beating the likes of INTZ and Envy at the Americas Minor in a dark horse run that saw them qualify for the IEM Katowice Major in second place behind that Minor’s kings, NRG. Going into the New Challengers Stage, FURIA are once again a dark horse, but against a field of teams looking much stronger than their usual rivals, they may find themselves out of their depth.

Will FURIA be able to turn their rage into victories?

The Brazilian squad is also incredibly young, with the 22-year-old Andrei "arT" Piovezan being the oldest on the team and the other four players al agedl 19 or 20. With youth also comes inexperience, as none of these players has been at a tournament of this calibre yet, and that may take its toll on the team if they find themselves in high-pressure situations against much more experienced squads. Watch their opener against NiP, where they will be facing a team stacked with familiar faces, to see how they manage the pressure of performing at a Major. Should they to be able to shake it off, getting three wins could happen despite it being a long shot.

With FURIA having gone from being around the top 50 to the top 20-25 in a matter of months and boasting a very talented group of youngsters, the hype behind the team is understandable to a certain extent. Still, their chances of making it to the next the next round are slim, something that can be seen by the fact that they were put as the 13th seed by the rest of teams in the New Challengers Stage.

If Spirit and FURIA weren’t already heavy underdogs to make it to the next round of play in Katowice, it would certainly Grayhound be the ones opening that category, with many pundits already putting them as one of the teams to be eliminated after three matches. Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney memes aside, Grayhound is not a name that will put fear into their opponent's hearts. Second at the Asian Major behind Renegades, their last LAN finishes before that had been 9th-12th at the PLG Grand Slam and 3rd-4th at the lower-tier MDL Global Challenge LAN.

sterling's impact with the AWP will be crucial to the team's success

Much of the team's success will come from the individual strength of their players and the match-ups they get during their journey in Katowice. Despite the Australians not being one of the favoured teams to move on to the New Legends Stage, it will be interesting to see how the team will fare against tough opposition, from their opener against Cloud9 until the end of the New Challengers Stage, and particularly Euan "sterling" Moore’s progression after having taken over AWPing duties from the now Renegades player Gratisfaction.

Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen and Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin are two players with several Majors under their belts, and Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys and Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov were part of the Quantum Bellator Fire team that shocked the world by making it to the playoffs at the ELEAGUE Major in Boston. Added to them is David "n0rb3r7" Danielyan, a 17-year-old up-and-comer from Russia. The team, however, is one of the two lowest rated sides in the tournament, with a #15 seed, having made it to the New Challengers Stage in-extremis after beating Envy and ViCi in upper bracket best-of-ones at the Minor Play-in.

n0rb3r7 will have to bring all of his flair for his team to have a chance

Going into Katowice, they are a heavy underdog and would have to pull off a feat similar to that of the aforementioned QBF side in Boston to make it through to the next phase. Other than the Minor and the Play-in, this team has no LAN experience together, and went out in 9-10th place in the online WePlay! Lock and Load tournament after group stage losses to FURIA and Spirit.

Daniil "pipsoN" Mescheryakov has been brought in as an assistant coach to help with the tactical side of things, but it remains to be seen how helpful he will be in giving the team a fresh look. With or without him, however, Winstrike will need a small miracle to get the three victories needed to make it to the next round of play.

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Lineup Age Rating
Hong KongWingHei "Freeman" Cheung 19 1.21
MalaysiaAndrew "Kaze" Khong 24 1.11
ChinaWeiJie "zhokiNg" Zhong 25 0.98
ChinaZhiHong "aumaN" Liu 24 0.98
ChinaZhuo "advent" Liang 26 0.87
Offline placings in the last three months
Placement Event
2nd
IEM Katowice 2019 Minor Play-in
3rd
Asia Minor - IEM Katowice 2019
13-16th
ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals

Last but not least is ViCi, the team that was named the weakest of the bunch at this IEM Katowice 2019 New Challengers Stage by their peers. They finished behind Grayhound and Renegades in the Asia Minor, but were able to scrape by after defeating North twice in the Minor Play-in. Much of this team’s success hangs on their two star players, the Hong Kongese WingHei "Freeman" Cheung and the Malaysian Andrew "Kaze" Khong, to be in tip-top shape. Without the two aforementioned players, ViCi’s simple playstyle will be no match for the opposition waiting for them in Poland.

ViCi will need all of Freeman's star power if they want to have a shot at three wins

Their last competitive matches on LAN before the Minor were at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, in Odense, Denmark, where they had to face the indomitable Astralis in their opener. Going down 8-16 in the best-of-one, they had a chance at redemption in the best-of-three lower bracket match against Renegades, but once again floundered, going out in 13-16th place. With this being said, it is already somewhat of a marvel that they made it to the Major, and although they managed to beat North twice at the Minor Play-in, once in a best-of-three, a lot will have to go their way to have a shot at making it to the New Legends Stage.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1635
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
722
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
805
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
555
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Moore
Euan 'sterling' Moore
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.09
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
700
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
838
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Daniil 'pipsoN' Mescheryakov
Daniil 'pipsoN' Mescheryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
111
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.11
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
654
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
802
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1014
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
309
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Denmark Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
483
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1124
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
505
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
lets go VICI
2019-02-13 00:35
EZ4furia
2019-02-13 00:36
#17
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Austria shaakeh 
Easy for North #HearTheRoar
2019-02-13 00:45
Prepare for FURIA 3-0
2019-02-13 04:05
#44
s1mple | 
India AJN_ 
lol
2019-02-13 04:42
More like #HearTheTears
2019-02-13 06:12
#49
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
How can you hear tears
2019-02-13 06:24
If you listen very very closely
2019-02-13 07:04
#55
rain | 
Finland FocusMen 
If ur not deaf
2019-02-13 10:17
lets go c9 happy?
2019-02-13 00:37
#12
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Netherlands PATOZR 
lets go for 0-3!
2019-02-13 00:38
True
2019-02-13 00:47
Easy 0-3 :D
2019-02-13 01:09
#56
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Europe Qaia 
ups ahaha
2019-02-13 16:13
#2
AmaNEk | 
France Sylr 
Nice
2019-02-13 00:35
#15
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Is it though?
2019-02-13 00:43
#28
AmaNEk | 
France Sylr 
Yes,and let's go vitality
2019-02-13 00:59
nice
2019-02-13 00:35
#4
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Finland sevekoo 
EZ4ENCE!!! ENCE will win next 10 majors, no more astralis era its ENCE TIME
2019-02-13 00:37
#5
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United States jew_cuck 
ez for c9
2019-02-13 00:36
LUL GO FURIA
2019-02-13 00:36
#8
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Panama cyain2029 
2EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 00:37
ezban EDIT : im rlly sry if u got banned
2019-02-13 01:01
#30
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Panama cyain2029 
nt
2019-02-13 01:00
so why did the admin remove our comments
2019-02-13 01:01
#32
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Panama cyain2029 
If your convo gets too long or unrelated to the news it gets deleted
2019-02-13 01:02
gracias for the info
2019-02-13 01:03
ez
2019-02-13 00:37
EZ 4 ZYWoO
2019-02-13 00:39
EZ4ENCE EZ4ZYWOO
2019-02-13 00:42
#16
mimi | 
Turkey AdygeA 
Ez4Furia
2019-02-13 00:44
Ez for ence and nrg
2019-02-13 00:47
#20
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Brazil ibra_84 
Ez for Furia and NRG
2019-02-13 00:48
#26
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
ez for winstrike
2019-02-13 00:52
al agedl
2019-02-13 01:12
#36
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Denmark Zorrondo 
"Vitality's players will have to go Super Saiyan" GIGALUL
2019-02-13 01:13
#37
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Other Phinks 
Go Vici, Furia and Spirit
2019-02-13 01:31
GO GO ENCE, AVANGAR, SPIRIT !!!
2019-02-13 02:44
#39
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Ez4ence
2019-02-13 02:46
#40
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Poland pawuc 
ez4vitality
2019-02-13 02:52
#41
s1mple | 
Brazil afxsaw1 
Furia, NRG, winstrike Will make it
2019-02-13 03:09
for some reason it seems to me that the NRG occupy not their place in the top. it's like BIG a few months ago.
2019-02-13 03:19
ez for kennyS flick
2019-02-13 05:04
#47
Nans | 
Europe IANpUk 
Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney memes aside LulXD
2019-02-13 06:13
#48
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Germany 1112Leon 
Ez for Avangar
2019-02-13 06:15
#52
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Australia MatthewJKS 
Lovely piece written for my boys, the Renegades, but it says they finished 5th-8th at ESL Pro League 8 Finals in a written paragraph, should be corrected to 5th-6th, cheers for that in advance. Looking forward to this Major, seeing what CS:GO holds in 2019.
2019-02-13 07:14
#53
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United Kingdom seoseraph 
"last but not least, Vici" Ha.
2019-02-13 08:57
ez4ence
2019-02-13 10:17
“Much of this team’s success hangs on their two star players, the Hong Kongese WingHei "Freeman" Cheung and the Malaysian Andrew "Kaze" Khong, to be in tip-top shape. Without the two aforementioned players, ViCi’s simple playstyle will be no match for the opposition waiting for them in Poland.” ZhokiNg: did you forget me?? The editor got rekt...
2019-02-13 16:34
#ALWAYSFNATIC
2019-02-13 16:47
lol funny read
2019-02-14 15:50
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