IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage round three matchups unveiled

The matchups of the IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage's round three have been unveiled by the organizers.

Day two came to a close with some more upsets piling up, as Winstrike took down fnatic to send the Swedes into the 0-2 pool, while TYLOO decimated Cloud9 and Renegades edged out NiP in the 1-0 pool.

After the last match, ESL unveiled the matchups of the third round, which will see the 2-0 and 0-2 pools played in best-of-three series, while the 1-1 pool will continue as best-of-ones.

NRG will go up against TYLOO for a spot in the next stage

Round three is headlined by NRG and TYLOO in a clash for a spot in the New Legends Stage as two teams that have looked very confident so far, while fnatic, originally the first seed going into the tournament, find themselves one loss away from elimination and set to play Grayhound on day two.

Here are all the matchups of the third round, determined by an elo-based seeding introduced in this Major by ESL:

2-0 pool

United States NRG vs. China TYLOO
Finland ENCE vs. Australia Renegades

1-1 pool

United States Cloud9 vs. China ViCi
Sweden NiP vs. Russia Winstrike
France G2 vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
France Vitality vs. Russia Vega Squadron

0-2 pool

Sweden fnatic vs. Australia Grayhound
Russia Spirit vs. Brazil FURIA

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2019-02-14 01:55
Rad looks good for NRG and ence Pickems
2019-02-14 01:55
if fnatic lose to GH, gg disband P.S I picked 3 - 0 ENCE, 0 - 3 Grayhound NRG, Tyloo, Renegates, C9, AVANGAR, Viltality, fnatic going through. I think I did good
2019-02-14 01:57
#7
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
NiP Cloud9 Vitality AVANGAR ------- ENCE NRG -------- fnatic furia
2019-02-14 01:57
#9
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
ez 4 ence
2019-02-14 01:56
#64
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
avangar > g2
2019-02-14 03:12
avangar > g2 < furia
2019-02-14 05:06
nice bait
2019-02-14 07:24
avangar is >
2019-02-14 09:57
but furia isnt
2019-02-14 15:40
stop overrating furia,.
2019-02-14 10:56
I agree, Furia already did well just beeing able to qualify, but going through this stage is an utopy
2019-02-14 11:26
no tks go FURIA br TOP 1
2019-02-14 13:32
#83
Dosia | 
Greenland Grobiz 
Tyloo Ence - Vici Nip Avangar Vitality - Fnatic Spirit
2019-02-14 04:59
Ripping that 3 year contract apart
2019-02-14 01:56
#81
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
+1
2019-02-14 04:50
-xzist would be first step to start climbing back
2019-02-14 02:01
+1 his igling isn't on point apparently
2019-02-14 02:40
hasn't since 2013
2019-02-14 02:56
He was the only good player in the last match...
2019-02-14 06:29
Sure. But his job is to make the team play good.
2019-02-14 07:51
He cant make miracles
2019-02-14 07:52
Passing the new challenger stage with two previous major champions aint exactly a miracle. And a top-fragging IGL aint exactly a healthy sign in my books.
2019-02-14 09:44
Well sometimes glave topfraggs. Myself im a igl in my team and in 1 of 5 games im top fragging. Depends on your mood
2019-02-14 09:54
You are slighlty right aswell tho
2019-02-14 09:54
Judging players by stats from one match Jesus how new can a newfag be???
2019-02-14 12:32
Judging the player for not even looking how he pöays and what he does, but still thing only because he is a faceit lvl 8 he knows everything about the game..
2019-02-14 14:04
#62
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China YZLinShanghai 
I think you can pass the first stage safely
2019-02-14 03:04
i shouldn’t change my pick em
2019-02-14 05:38
#96
KRIMZ | 
Sweden j0dye 
Kek
2019-02-14 06:25
#101
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France Astyx 
3-0 NiP (dead) NRG C9 G2 Vitality Vega Fnatic ENCE 0-3 FURIA
2019-02-14 07:07
Grayhound is very underrated
2019-02-14 08:54
No ence?
2019-02-14 09:04
3-0 ence
2019-02-14 09:15
Ah makes sense
2019-02-14 09:17
YES
2019-02-14 14:56
well fuck they lost to RNG, theyll still qualify tbh, unless they seriously fuck up, which i dont see them doin
2019-02-14 18:55
yeah. Something seemed off they weren't performing at their peak which is sad tbh
2019-02-14 20:15
theres only one thing i dont like about Ence, and thats how they stopped mouz from going to esl one cologne which was my first live tournament
2019-02-14 20:26
Looks like i fuckd up big time C9 3 0 Vici 0 3 Thinking that i wont get the next 7 Fnatic Nrg Avangar G2 Nip Ence Vitality I guess ill never upgrade my coin 😂😂 I should of beem going my own picks I listened to stupid streamers fk me
2019-02-14 09:08
I used to watch YT videos but never fully copied them. Now I've done my researches and picked on my own
2019-02-14 09:18
I mean, NRG, nip and ence will probably qualify unless something drastic happens, avangar could qualify if they work hard enough, it'd be slim margins but possible, same with G2, vitality and fnatic need to get their shit together tho
2019-02-14 09:20
#128
TaZ | 
Denmark DreamZuLu 
Pretty sure they will :D
2019-02-14 09:47
#140
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India g0bl1n 
really good bro keep it up :)
2019-02-14 10:33
#3
SPERMY | 
United States Fledge 
EZ
2019-02-14 01:54
C9 better fucking win
2019-02-14 01:55
ilovezellsis
2019-02-14 02:04
#51
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
+1
2019-02-14 02:31
#65
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
If they don’t I’m uninstalling
2019-02-14 03:17
#89
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United States Lang315 
i could not agree more
2019-02-14 05:19
#154
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Netherlands Schumacher 
Yeppp
2019-02-14 12:02
NRG and ENCE will 3-0.
2019-02-14 02:08
Probably Tylow
2019-02-14 03:56
#84
Dosia | 
Greenland Grobiz 
+1
2019-02-14 05:01
+1
2019-02-14 08:46
#8
Twistzz | 
Sweden xaizy 
gg
2019-02-14 01:56
Nooooooooo
2019-02-14 01:56
#11
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Renegades vs Ence fuck
2019-02-14 01:56
EZ4ENCE Z 4 E N C E sergej young prodigy aerial cold-blooded fragger allu big-balled veteran alexsib0b watermelon brain xseveN support god Extremely easy for the professional Finnish esports organization “ENCE.”
2019-02-14 02:07
#41
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
monkaS
2019-02-14 02:10
#68
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United States Freakmode 
u right
2019-02-14 03:47
#98
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
+1
2019-02-14 06:46
LETS GO TYLOO
2019-02-14 01:56
EZ4CHINESE
2019-02-14 04:12
yes my polish neighbor
2019-02-14 08:20
sup
2019-02-14 10:31
rofl comment deleted
2019-02-14 01:56
#14
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Sweden changrai 
Cant Wait for the big dawgs
2019-02-14 01:56
#15
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United Kingdom foxize 
ez4ence
2019-02-14 01:56
fnatic 0-3 sad
2019-02-14 01:56
#18
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Ukraine GeniusGOD 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-14 01:57
#19
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Go renegades
2019-02-14 01:57
Tyloo confirmed 3-0
2019-02-14 01:57
#21
aurora | 
Australia omag 
GH got ruined this minor, Fnatic, C9 and Vitality
2019-02-14 01:57
+1 they might say fuck it and go for the confident fuck it in a bo3 against fnatic. they looked much better than fnatic so far tbh.
2019-02-14 02:09
#22
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Brazil MigueItalo 
Ez for ence
2019-02-14 01:57
#23
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Australia g00sey 
NRG ENCE C9 Winstrike AVANGAR Vitality Fnatic FURIA
2019-02-14 01:57
#24
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Brazil stewArt1 
G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS G2 ESPORTS x G2 ESPORTS
2019-02-14 01:57
i think in BO3's Fnatic can get it together and claw back into this. I had them going through on my pick em and im surprised they got rocked twice. yikes.
2019-02-14 01:57
#117
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Sweden Nuggeet 
they lost bo3 vs tyloo, when they dont have confidence they're very bad
2019-02-14 08:57
Yeah I can see that but I'm still pulling for them to make it to the next stage.
2019-02-14 09:19
#124
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Sweden Nuggeet 
Hope so too
2019-02-14 09:19
#26
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Australia SUNSPY 
fnatic lul
2019-02-14 01:58
3-0 TYLOO ENCE 2-1 pool C9 Nip Avangar Vitality (if zywooo on fire) / Vega 1-2 VICI WINSTRIKE g2 Vitality (if zywoooooooo not on fire) / vega fnatic spirit 0-3 grayhound furia
2019-02-14 01:58
Winstrike>Nip but otherwise good
2019-02-14 02:00
could be true
2019-02-14 02:01
#69
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China ForsakenSouls 
NIP is not doing bad today. The main reason of losing to Renegades is that almost all of Renegades' players are on fire, and NIP still managed to put up a decent fight. I think they should be able to win against WinStrike. But yeah if Rez and Lekr0 remain silent tomorrow there may be a problem.
2019-02-14 03:54
well these two guys are literally sleepwalking. Probably 1-3 and then start to lose minors again. Feels bad.
2019-02-14 14:58
#35
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United States Ethans^ 
Only one team goes 3-0
2019-02-14 02:03
#54
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United States CallMeNahum 
NA brain at work
2019-02-14 02:37
#100
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United States Ethans^ 
I did my job well here
2019-02-14 07:03
#28
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Turkey xxxjet3 
Tyloo Ence NiP Cloud9 Avangar Vitality Fnatic Furia
2019-02-14 01:59
#52
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
+1
2019-02-14 02:37
Winstrike budget Vici
2019-02-14 01:59
Damn that ence vs renegade game should be interesting, it's should be a close call. Imo it's a coin flip
2019-02-14 02:00
ence is more consistent as a team. both teams peaks are around the same level. ence players are also more stable. azr was one of the best palyers of today. he might completely shit the bed tomorrow. same with grat. whereas only aleksi has inconsistency issues on ence.
2019-02-14 02:11
Sure, but this is their first match against each other. So maybe it's comes to that who can anti strat best 🤔 of course I hope that ence win, but I always try to look games objectively and realistic. And imo this will be 3 map game
2019-02-14 02:20
#59
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Australia vamped 
+1i hope it goes 3 maps at least. Should be good to watch
2019-02-14 02:55
me too, because its boring to watch if another team just dominate. HF and GL my Aussi friend :)
2019-02-14 09:51
ENCE has much higher peak and more established team. Im sry but they will crush renegades
2019-02-14 11:52
This. I would be really dissapointed if ENCE didn't win this game 2-0.
2019-02-14 13:00
have fun being disappointing.
2019-02-14 17:40
Can you give us more details on how ENCE has a higher peak and it's more established? I'm curious LMAO They just got destroyed!!
2019-02-14 16:24
LOL GET REKT hahahahahah
2019-02-14 17:39
#33
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Croatia Jack Russell 
come on ENCE
2019-02-14 02:01
#40
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Panama Cyain10 
ENCE can win it
2019-02-14 02:09
Think I'll get atleast 5 right in my pick ems? 3-0 Furia 0-3 Grayhound To go through NIP, NRG, ENCE, Fnatic, Vitality, Avangar, C9
2019-02-14 02:10
#71
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
3-0 furia lol
2019-02-14 03:56
Yeah I'm not very proud of that one... But I wanted my safe picks to go through
2019-02-14 11:06
#44
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Denmark fm100 
Pick'ems btw? xDD
2019-02-14 02:13
#95
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India MihirX27 
3-0 ENCE 0-3 ViCi (RIP) 7 Advancing: Fnatic, NRG, C9, NiP, Vitality, AVANGAR, TYLOO (Really Hope for Fnatic to bounce back, and for AVANGAR/TYLOO to go through as well, I want that Diamond!)
2019-02-14 06:02
#157
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Denmark fm100 
Fnatic wont bounce back. They may go 2-2 but then lose.
2019-02-14 12:41
#46
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Brazil Mentecapto 
if fnatic goes 0-3 ...
2019-02-14 02:17
#48
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Indonesia EvilPolish 
2-0 pool NRG > TYLOO ENCE > Renegades 1-1 pool Cloud9 > ViCi NiP > Winstrike G2 < AVANGAR Vitality > Vega Squadron 0-2 pool fnatic > Grayhound Spirit > FURIA
2019-02-14 02:23
If you are right, my pickems are gold
2019-02-14 03:38
#77
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Indonesia EvilPolish 
gl my friend
2019-02-14 04:07
#87
Dosia | 
Greenland Grobiz 
Tyloo>nrg Vici>cloud 9 China>NA This is 21th century mate!
2019-02-14 05:06
#103
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Indonesia EvilPolish 
in bo1 maybe, but in bo3 no chance my friend.
2019-02-14 07:13
#49
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Denmark eoNs! 
Luckily no NRG vs ENCE draw, a lot of pickems saved :)
2019-02-14 02:23
yes the only team i didnt picked was renegades so im fine
2019-02-14 02:49
#104
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Finland Acoz 
They didnt play eachother int rhe 2-0 group because they are higher seeded than renegades and tyloo
2019-02-14 07:14
#134
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Denmark eoNs! 
ait, thx for info man EZ 4 ENCE
2019-02-14 09:59
#50
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Denmark Zorrondo 
furia 0-3 expected fnatic 0-3 WTF
2019-02-14 02:25
#53
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
Tyloo will 2-1 NRG
2019-02-14 02:37
#56
FalleN | 
United States anon1g 
NRG wins by 4-6 ENCE wins by 2-3 Cloud9 wins by 2-3 NiP wins by 8-10 G2 wins by 4-6 Vitality wins in OT fnatic wins by 2-3 FURIA wins by 2-3
2019-02-14 02:44
#63
FalleN | 
United States anon1g 
Forgot they are best of 3's NRG wins ENCE wins Cloud9 wins NiP wins G2 wins Vitality fnatic wins FURIA wins
2019-02-14 03:05
#136
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Denmark eoNs! 
/._. Reply needs to have actual content
2019-02-14 10:00
#175
FalleN | 
United States anon1g 
Says the reply without content? O.o
2019-02-14 15:57
#184
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Denmark eoNs! 
/._. = facepalm
2019-02-14 21:25
Ez 4 ence
2019-02-14 03:01
#66
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Asia mocity123 
TYLUL ENCE C9 NIP AVANGAR VIT GH FURIA
2019-02-14 03:26
#73
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Renegades vs ENCE is going to be a banger
2019-02-14 03:59
#74
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Pakistan perth 
Pls rng don't choke now
2019-02-14 04:01
I wanted to see NRG v ENCE. That would be a better match than any legend stage one.
2019-02-14 04:02
#137
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Denmark eoNs! 
salty ;)
2019-02-14 10:00
gg Tyloo and Renegades … wish Tyloo and Renegades 3-1
2019-02-14 04:05
#78
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United States DV19 
NRG 3-0 GREYHOUND 0-3 LOOKIN VERY POSSIBLE HERE BOYZ
2019-02-14 04:08
I never thought tyloo stands a chance against nrg but this time
2019-02-14 04:17
CMOOON TYLOOO!!!
2019-02-14 05:02
#86
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China LeBronGames 
does anyone have any insight into this ELO system implemented by ESL? To me , they just take the original seedings and match the top seed with the bottom seed, nothing new about it. In fact, the old system of drawing the team seems to be the better and fair system
2019-02-14 05:05
#92
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
Teams voted themselves originally,so why not
2019-02-14 05:31
I prefer top seeds playing against bottom seeds. I dont like systems where teams like Complexity qualify because they just get super lucky draws and then just get 2-0 when they have to play a real team in bo3. If bottom seeds qualify at least they have earned their spots fair and square with this system. And we wont see similar situation that Mouz had last major having to play 3 top 10 teams.
2019-02-14 08:08
Why should bottom seeds have to play harder matches than top seeds though? That's isn't fair. Everyone should play the same level of opponenent, this system is terrible
2019-02-14 10:44
Basically they're using an 'elo-based' system, and not telling anyone how they do it. Sketchy as fuck. Even if it does kick in more, higher seeded teams still have a massive advantage. It's literally rigged lol
2019-02-14 10:45
Teams on the left side going to win
2019-02-14 05:24
R.I.P My homies out there with 3-0 fnatic :'(
2019-02-14 05:45
#99
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China Flash_kaze 
Tyloo face Vitality, C9 and NRG VG face fnatic, NRG and C9 fnatic face VG, Winstrike and grayhound This elo system is totally shit
2019-02-14 06:49
#112
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Ukraine ksay 
how though? this is how it supposed to work
2019-02-14 08:17
Nrg Rng C9 Nip Avg Vitality Fnt Spirit
2019-02-14 07:26
Shiiiit winstrike unlucky
2019-02-14 08:00
#115
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World LeviathaNz 
EZ for my boys ENCE! Never been so EZ for them! LET'S FUCKING GO BOYS WOOOOO
2019-02-14 08:46
#125
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Picked nrg for 3-0 and grayhound 0-3. Pls let it be so.
2019-02-14 09:19
#132
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Poland mamba99999 
fnatic 0-3 incoming
2019-02-14 09:56
#135
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United States Trump2020KAG 
still alive with NRG 3-0 Spirit 0-3
2019-02-14 09:59
#142
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Germany Constikdw 
Spirit gonna beat furia
2019-02-14 10:41
#145
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United States Trump2020KAG 
I hope not. I fell for all the Brazilian hype around furia. They have looked probably the worst out of any team.
2019-02-14 10:47
#150
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Germany Constikdw 
<fnatic <not worst Pick one
2019-02-14 11:17
#153
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United States Trump2020KAG 
I also had them as my 2nd 3-0 and advancing
2019-02-14 11:59
#168
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Germany Constikdw 
I didn’t have them as 3-0 because I knew they would fuck up somehow but this is pathetic....I still think they can make it but they need a clean 2-0 against Grayhound today
2019-02-14 14:41
#168
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Germany Constikdw 
I didn’t have them as 3-0 because I knew they would fuck up somehow but this is pathetic....I still think they can make it but they need a clean 2-0 against Grayhound today
2019-02-14 14:41
#170
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Gl
2019-02-14 14:42
a team with xizt just can't play at majors.. Nip with xizt = Lost to F3 , Lost to Vega , and never qualifier at any minor nip kicked xizt for dennis and lerk0 , and they qualify Fnatic with xizt , lost to shit teams and the last major and now 0:2 vs worse teams .. cmmon , this shit is not a good IGL
2019-02-14 10:30
#141
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Germany Constikdw 
If fnatic win they should just disband...jw and xizt need to go regardless bring back golden and flusha, twist Main awp
2019-02-14 10:40
Tyloo pls win
2019-02-14 10:51
Easy for ENCE ;)
2019-02-14 10:52
#159
Blue | 
Belgium Thotiana 
good matches
2019-02-14 13:02
tyloo ence c9 nip avangar vitality fnatic furia
2019-02-14 13:14
#ALWAYSFNATIC
2019-02-14 13:33
#164
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United Kingdom EKersh 
I should've stayed with Tyloo instead of Avangar
2019-02-14 14:13
#167
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China x54_729 
Fight tyloo! 2-0 is out of my expect! how can they win C9 a 16-3?! but wtf NRG……there is no way tyloo can win :(. just go, tyloo!
2019-02-14 14:30
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