IEM Katowice Major New Legends Stage viewer's guide

With the IEM Katowice Major's New Challengers Stage behind us, it is now time to turn towards the main event, set to kick off on Wednesday with 16-teams sparring to become the next Major champion.

The International Congress Center (ICC) will host the New Legends Stage before the action moves to the iconic Spodek Arena for the playoffs, where the winner will claim its share of the $1 million prize pool and bragging rights as the next Major Champion.

Following the New Challengers Stage, which saw the likes of NiP, Cloud9 and G2 secure final spots in round five, the 16-team New Legends Stage will be played out in a Swiss-style group stage (using ELO rating to determine matchups) that will see the final eight advance to the New Champions Stage.

Astralis look to defend their Major title

The New Champions Stage will commence on February 28 to March 3 after a three-day break following the end of the New Legends Stage. The final eight teams will compete in a BO3 single-elimination bracket at the vibrant Spodek Arena, where one team among all contenders will be crowned a Major champion.

The full team list for the New Legends Stage looks as follows:

All the teams taking part in the New Legends Stage have been asked to rank the other 15 teams in order to create a 1-16 ranking which was used to determine each team's seed and the first matchups.

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

1. Denmark Astralis
2. United States Liquid
3. Ukraine Natus Vincere
4. Brazil MIBR
5. Europe FaZe
6. United States NRG
7. Germany BIG
8. Finland ENCE
9. Australia Renegades
10. France Vitality
11. Sweden NiP
12. Other HellRaisers
13. United States Cloud9
14. France G2
15. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
16. North America compLexity

Starting tomorrow, eight Challengers and eight Legends will face each other to begin the final stages of the tournament. Below you can find the full schedule for the New Legends Stage:

Wednesday, February 20
13:00 - Finland ENCE vs. Australia Renegades | BO1
13:00 - Germany BIG vs. France Vitality | BO1
14:10 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. France G2 | BO1
14:10 - Europe FaZe vs. Other HellRaisers | BO1
15:20 - United States NRG vs. Sweden NiP | BO1
15:20 - United States Liquid vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR | BO1
16:30 - Brazil MIBR vs. United States Cloud9 | BO1
16:30 - Denmark Astralis vs. North America compLexity | BO1
18:05 - Round 2 match #1 | BO1
18:05 - Round 2 match #2 | BO1
19:15 - Round 2 match #3 | BO1
19:15 - Round 2 match #4 | BO1
20:25 - Round 2 match #5 | BO1
20:25 - Round 2 match #6 | BO1
21:35 - Round 2 match #7 | BO1
21:35 - Round 2 match #8 | BO1

Thursday, February 21
13:00 - Round 3 match #3 | BO1
13:00 - Round 3 match #4 | BO1
14:10 - Round 3 match #5 | BO1
14:10 - Round 3 match #6 | BO1
15:00 - Round 3 match #1 | BO3
15:00 - Round 3 match #7 | BO3
18:30 - Round 3 match #2 | BO3
18:30 - Round 3 match #8 | BO3

Friday, February 22
13:00 - Round 4 match #1 | BO3
16:00 - Round 4 match #2 | BO3
19:30 - Round 4 match #3 | BO3

Saturday, February 23
13:00 - Round 4 match #1 | BO3
16:00 - Round 4 match #2 | BO3
19:30 - Round 4 match #3 | BO3

Sunday, February 24
13:00 - Round 5 match #1 | BO3
16:00 - Round 5 match #2 | BO3
19:30 - Round 5 match #3 | BO3

The broadcast team will remain the same for the New Legends Stage, with O.J Borg as stage host and Tres "stunna" Saranthus & Alex "Machine" Richardson as desk hosts. Three analysts at the desk will be breaking down the action as two casting pairs will be providing the play-by-play throughout the event.

The on-air team for the Major is as follows:

United Kingdom O. J. Borg - Stage host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
United Kingdom Vince Hill - Commentator

United Kingdom Frankie Ward - Reporter

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.04
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
#1
tarik | 
Australia KOZZYG 
yoink
2019-02-19 12:06
#2
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nice!
2019-02-19 12:07
#13
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Spain JustNo 
Who
2019-02-19 12:08
#16
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
Major
2019-02-19 12:08
#23
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Austria shaakeh 
Majooor
2019-02-19 12:09
#70
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Germany thebestchen 
no blume no hype
2019-02-19 12:27
#102
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
ENCE BIG NaVi FaZe NRG Liquid MIBR (55-45) Asstralis Safe bets bois
2019-02-19 12:46
+1
2019-02-19 12:50
#235
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Namibia Toonga 
The only reason i comment this is because i want to get high up in the commen section. I am 9th atm, so i am feeling great!
2019-02-19 15:20
Renegades>
2019-02-19 12:52
#126
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Brazil I_Hate_North 
The best match of this round is Renegades and ence
2019-02-19 13:06
+1
2019-02-19 13:11
It's gonna be a great match! Want to see what BIG can do against Vitality as well. Man, I love majors...
2019-02-19 13:23
Vitality quick 16-5
2019-02-19 13:30
If nbk and zywoo play mediocre big will flatten them
2019-02-19 13:50
#280
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United States Samsquanch_ 
You mean xantabsen will flatten them?
2019-02-19 16:36
#174
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Revenge is coming
2019-02-19 13:44
Liquid and astralis are the only safe bets. The rest are risky af
2019-02-19 16:41
#310
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Iceland fatboislim 
na'vi? big? hellooo
2019-02-19 18:12
Navi always blows the first game and suck at bo1. Big plays vitality who are a serious upset threat. Liquid and AST are the only teams substantially better than their opponents. I’m talking round one not to make it to legend
2019-02-19 21:46
#365
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Iceland fatboislim 
well i disagree about vitality, they are not solid in any means to compete against the big boys. no pun intended :P and i think na'vi is a potential major winner.
2019-02-20 11:18
Big lost but I agree Navi should be a lock for semis. I was just saying they are at risk to lose their 1st round cuz they almost always do
2019-02-20 17:06
4/8 correct
2019-02-21 01:52
#171
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Denmark Twick_ 
Is anders not going to be here
2019-02-19 13:40
No
2019-02-19 13:46
#274
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Denmark Twick_ 
That making me sad :(
2019-02-19 16:26
#279
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Germany thebestchen 
his child is born few days ago
2019-02-19 16:35
#292
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Denmark Twick_ 
I new that, and I think it’s better he stays at home, even though it’s a major
2019-02-19 17:06
No Anders no major :(((
2019-02-19 15:23
#286
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Denmark Mikaow 
No major no fun :(((
2019-02-19 16:49
#344
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Denmark RUZUR 
oh noooo!!! Anders is the best thing in my life!
2019-02-19 23:21
Anders is such a great caster, feelsbad that he isn't here. Loved the RoF triple cast at BLAST too
2019-02-20 03:03
Ez4ence
2019-02-19 19:32
#3
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
ENCE Renegades Rematch ....
2019-02-19 12:07
#17
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Ez4****?
2019-02-19 12:08
#22
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
not ez
2019-02-19 12:09
#103
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Australia MatthewJKS 
RNGS
2019-02-19 12:45
#110
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Who?
2019-02-19 12:49
#135
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United States kearCS 
The team that beat ence in a bo3 handily
2019-02-19 13:13
#137
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Okay,I was little bit confused because there was some random S behind RNG
2019-02-19 13:15
RNG=league of legends team
2019-02-19 14:15
#210
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
RNG=DotA 2 team
2019-02-19 14:27
RNG=Minecraft hungergames team
2019-02-19 15:38
RNG=Danger Zone team
2019-02-19 16:53
RNG = not renegades
2019-02-19 22:22
#52
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Hungary soque 
Ez 4 Renegods
2019-02-19 12:22
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-19 13:23
#4
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Algeria ZinouxD 
Nice
2019-02-19 12:07
#5
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United Kingdom bensolo12 
Nice
2019-02-19 12:07
Nice
2019-02-19 12:07
#7
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Brazil DeROZAN 
Ez MiBR
2019-02-19 12:07
MIBR #2 seed?
2019-02-19 12:52
#144
fnx | 
Brazil Joao@NTC 
looks like
2019-02-19 13:23
Can’t wait to watch another Brazilian recycled roster
2019-02-19 15:36
#261
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Brazil leolima1602 
Easy for mibr, poor choke9
2019-02-19 15:46
0/8 axaxxaxa
2019-02-19 17:01
#349
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Finland ThroneB 
Choke9 1 major Mibr 0 major Oh wait...
2019-02-20 00:22
cant wait? stay here bruh, lmao. autimatic, have to carry zellsis, if not, it's done.
2019-02-19 17:23
We will have to wait and see for tomorrow, Mibr are clear favorites, I am just hoping that C9 will somehow underdog :D.
2019-02-19 17:47
I mean the Brazilians haven’t played with this roster yet so we will definitely see, plus rush says their prac has been going great and they haven’t played like prac yet
2019-02-19 18:11
RUSH has been doing good as well, I hope tomorrow he does not shine. GG boys, after mibr i'm cheering for c9.
2019-02-20 03:44
+1
2019-02-20 05:34
lmao mibr being punched by c9. we are back to tier 3 boys
2019-02-20 18:00
#276
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Brazil camunguelo 
Hur dur
2019-02-19 16:32
#8
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
First matchups are great lol
2019-02-19 12:07
Major feelings *o*
2019-02-19 12:53
Left sided
2019-02-19 12:07
#32
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Denmark H0kto 
Thats the point of the ELO system
2019-02-19 12:12
Left sided af
2019-02-19 13:28
#212
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
That's the whole point of seeding. The best teams play against the worst teams in order
2019-02-19 14:28
Good luck CoL
2019-02-19 12:07
#11
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Belgium BestGrillx3 
Nice
2019-02-19 12:08
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-19 12:08
#14
RpK | 
France hltvuser1 
Niceee
2019-02-19 12:08
Cool
2019-02-19 12:08
#18
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
C9 vs MIBR though :(
2019-02-19 12:08
Pog
2019-02-19 12:08
ez mibr
2019-02-19 12:08
Ok, great matchups.
2019-02-19 12:08
Renegades Vitality G2 FaZe NRG Liquid Cloud9 Astralis
2019-02-19 12:09
BIG > Vitality no?
2019-02-19 12:11
#47
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France AzowelUnban 
BIG is a shitty team who need a turkish boost Vitality > BIG
2019-02-19 12:18
Vitality is a shitty team who need a zywooian boost
2019-02-19 19:17
mibr - c9 it can be either side its only bo1, we can see mibr winning this one
2019-02-19 12:14
Omg lol Vitaly and g2 gonna make 0-3
2019-02-19 13:48
Go BIG!
2019-02-19 12:09
#34
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Germany jirschi 
Zywoo :(
2019-02-19 12:14
We lost :(
2019-02-19 12:15
Lololol xantares gonna get rekt by zywoo
2019-02-19 12:27
Zywoo just too strong for my boi ggwp ez for vitality
2019-02-19 12:28
Unexpected or bait
2019-02-19 13:21
Just an honest döner
2019-02-19 13:30
#192
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Turkey guduf 
Zywoo virgin xantares not Zywoo>>>Xantares
2019-02-19 13:59
#206
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Germany jirschi 
But Döner > Baguette??
2019-02-19 14:23
#26
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CIS va6ik9 
Ez 4 navi
2019-02-19 12:09
#27
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Russia Zel0cE 
Nice
2019-02-19 12:09
#29
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
Astralis vs Col monkaS
2019-02-19 12:10
#208
fl0m | 
United States Knight13 
Yeah rip col, rip n0thing
2019-02-19 14:25
finally...
2019-02-19 12:10
#33
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Finland FinYuna 
Hopefully Ence learned something on last game against Renegades but we'll see...
2019-02-19 12:13
#35
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United States AreE3 
Renegades BIG NAVI FaZe NRG Liquid MIBR Astralis
2019-02-19 12:14
Just takes left side 10|q
2019-02-19 12:19
1 of the above are not on the left side ;)
2019-02-19 12:46
#107
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United States AreE3 
Renegades is right side buddy :)
2019-02-19 12:47
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-20 00:22
Bardolph,DDK,Anders whereeee?
2019-02-19 12:14
Bardolph has a conflict of interest with ESL, while ddk is free to be hired. Anders had a kid recently, so he passed this major.
2019-02-19 14:28
Bardolph is shite. Treats the major like a joke. Just pisses around. Anders is an example of a great caster, so is Moses, even though it’s different styles. But Bardolph just doesn’t take it seriously. And that mans ego is unbearable, even saying he could stand in for a pro etc if needed. Bardolph 0/10
2019-02-19 15:26
#38
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
Let's gooooo
2019-02-19 12:15
Ez 4 NiP
2019-02-19 12:15
#GONINJAS #GOg0atrest
2019-02-19 12:16
Rofl nip
2019-02-19 12:16
#43
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Kazakhstan Ubiuca 
R.I.P. Liquid ;(
2019-02-19 12:17
#51
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Hungary V1TR00 
Nt
2019-02-19 12:22
omegalul
2019-02-19 13:22
#176
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Russia tabbypelican 
+1
2019-02-19 13:45
#255
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United States ferric 
+1 almost lost to avangar last year too :(
2019-02-19 15:41
#302
NiKo | 
Czech Republic Dgisey 
xD nt but liquid 3-0
2019-02-19 17:37
All "left" teams will win
2019-02-19 12:18
leftist > rightist hltv confirmed
2019-02-19 12:37
#214
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Except renegades will beat overrated t2 ence
2019-02-19 14:29
#45
NEO | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
s1mple will rekt pennyS ez
2019-02-19 12:18
#46
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Ez for the right side tbh
2019-02-19 12:18
#49
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Imagine watching your fav team play the majors and have Pimp casting it because the TO didn't hire enough talent in the booth
2019-02-19 12:20
Yea LUL
2019-02-19 13:04
Bad enuff having him on the desk 😑
2019-02-19 13:28
#50
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Russia chexov 
haha again first win for astralis against col
2019-02-19 12:21
#53
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India baba_dhanraj 
hype!
2019-02-19 12:22
P I M P ??? pansy>pimp DAZED>PIMP FIFFLARENMYBOY<3 > PIMP sorry pimp.
2019-02-19 12:22
ynk>pimp
2019-02-19 12:22
Anyone > mouthbreathing danglish
2019-02-19 13:29
ez for zywoo
2019-02-19 12:22
Hey hltv, don't you missed a news about teams seeding?
2019-02-19 12:22
#58
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Finland NUCL3AR 
Let's go ence, take that revenge
2019-02-19 12:23
#59
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Australia kTw0 
Renegades Vitality Na'Vi FaZe NRG Liquid MIBR Astralis
2019-02-19 12:25
#60
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Poland Kain_aj 
Renegades 55:45 ence Big 60:40 Vitality Navi 60:40 G2 Faze 70:30 HR Nrg 60:40 NiP Liquid 70:30 Avangar Mibr 65:35 C9 Astralis 80:20 coL
2019-02-19 12:24
Nrg much better that these chokers
2019-02-19 12:26
#67
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Poland Kain_aj 
Maybe but there is still GODf0rest above them
2019-02-19 12:26
#69
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Renegades 45-55 ENCE BiG 50-50 Vitality NaVi 60-40 G2 FaZe70-30 HR NRG 60-40 NiP Liquid 70-30 Avangar MiBR 70-30 C9 Astralis 99-1 coL
2019-02-19 12:27
#79
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Poland Kain_aj 
I would say it's 100-0 but some crazy guys will bet on them (coL)
2019-02-19 12:30
#215
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Complexity can't even beat NA mdl teams I'll take astralis -13.5
2019-02-19 14:30
#101
swag | 
China PopkingJ 
+1
2019-02-19 12:44
#265
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World nakTriceps 
FaZe 70-30 against HR. In what world? HR can even win this.
2019-02-19 15:54
#268
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
FaZe has way better firepower than HR and they will have to perform, this is major not some usual tournament so i expect them to be on their A+ game, NiKo and Guardian wrecking faces
2019-02-19 16:08
#269
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World nakTriceps 
I understand you point, but sorry, I disagree. 60-40 is ok.
2019-02-19 16:11
#270
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
60-40 is fine too but as i said for me atleast FaZe is gonna show up big
2019-02-19 16:15
#273
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World nakTriceps 
Maybe. I hope this, too. I´m expecting a huge Major. With the - smoke stuff, I´m really excited this time. The new FaZe, new/old MIBR, new Liquid, NRG in a great form. Let the game begins!
2019-02-19 16:19
#130
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Poland crouzzz 
allu in bad shape after he became father, i played with him yesterday
2019-02-19 13:10
+1 Mine would look the same
2019-02-19 13:50
#271
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World bigb1rd 
Renegades vs ENCE is 50/50 Faze vs HR is 60/40 or even closer Na'vi vs G2 is more like 80/20.G2 suck And Avangar have fuck all chance vs liquid so 90/10
2019-02-19 16:16
DAMN, NiP got it hard, but its a Bo1 so i have hope. NIPMagic.
2019-02-19 12:24
NiP gonna scare us and go 2-2 and have a really close last game to get through methinks
2019-02-19 15:29
Last match vs Astralis with 3 overtimes, classic
2019-02-19 15:52
That mirage game with Lekr0 dropping 50 kills? Honestly could've been a major final deciding map. That pushed astralis hard
2019-02-19 20:12
I developed anxiety bc of that game lmao
2019-02-19 21:02
Such a good game
2019-02-19 21:29
#62
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
ENCE Vitality NaVi i guess FaZe NRG Liquid MiBR Astralis
2019-02-19 12:24
Wait Ur telling me that mibr got second seeding?
2019-02-19 12:25
You know already. Second seeding = major champion.
2019-02-19 12:32
1,00 Astralis 2,00 Liquid 3,50 NaVi 3,67 mibr 3,79 FaZe 5,31 NRG 7,50 BiG 7,64 ENCE 9,62 Renegades 10,00 Vitality 10,67 NiP 11,62 HellRaisers 11,71 Cloud9 12,36 G2 13,15 AVANGAR 15,00 compLexity
2019-02-19 12:39
Mb I thought they were Cuz the order of the matches makes sense
2019-02-19 12:52
Side numbers are votes teams got during the seeding. As we can see from seed 12 to 15 it is pretty close, so indeed your question was legitimate. Btw what your "Mb" means?
2019-02-19 13:18
My bad
2019-02-19 14:13
#64
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Kazakhstan Ubiuca 
Adren vs Hobbit Kazakh drama
2019-02-19 12:25
#65
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Kazakhstan c1assic 
EzforGODren
2019-02-19 12:25
#198
rain | 
Norway Trombass 
Yaas
2019-02-19 14:14
#68
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China Flash_kaze 
eight Challengers and eight Legends will face each other to begin the final stages of the tournament: Faze vs HellRaisers NRG vs NIP nice HLTV logic
2019-02-19 12:27
#238
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
Nice english skills....
2019-02-19 15:23
#266
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Sweden undie 
Its copy paste from martiicsgo´s article above, so if you have problems with the english you should take it up with him numbnuts
2019-02-19 16:02
Nice reading skills...
2019-02-19 16:27
#319
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Sweden undie 
yea same to you.... just 1 thing in the article it says "eight Challengers and eight Legends will face each other" well i was under the impression both faze and hellraisers are legends yet they play against each other. then in that case legends and challengers DONT face each other... it goes 2 ways my friend. same goes to Nip and Nrg. both of them is challengers and then its not Legend vs challenger, how do you feel now???
2019-02-19 18:40
Read as: Starting tomorrow, 16 teams, of which eight are Challengers and eight Legends, will face each other to begin the final stages of the tournament. The English isn't flawless, but the message is conveyed. The way you are reading it would technically mean 8 teams versus 8 will be playing.
2019-02-19 21:02
#278
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
Are you stupid? Martiicsgo job is fine, the problem is your and Flash_Kaze reading skills, there is nothing wrong with the article.
2019-02-19 16:35
#314
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Sweden undie 
I did understand the article just fine, i taught you were mocking Kaze for his english. you wrote Nice english skills.....
2019-02-19 18:21
#318
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
Yeap, he didn't understand the article.
2019-02-19 18:27
#321
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Sweden undie 
well he has a point though both Faze and Hellrasers are legends, and the acticle says challengers and legends will face each other, but in that case its legends vs legends. same goes to Nip and Nrg. both of them is challengers and then its not Legend vs challenger. or am i wrong?? and im not trying to be a dick so drop the attitude pliz
2019-02-19 18:42
#324
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
"Starting tomorrow, eight Challengers and eight Legends will face each other to begin the final stages of the tournament. Below you can find the full schedule for the New Legends Stage" HLTV is just saying that in this stage, 8 legends and 8 challengers will face each other to the playoffs, NIP and NRG are challengers facing each other for example, the same goes to Faze x HR or Astralis x COL.
2019-02-19 18:54
#323
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Sweden undie 
And yes i understand the seed but i was just making his point
2019-02-19 18:48
#71
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Ukraine den37773 
EZ4NAVI
2019-02-19 12:27
#76
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Israel Xpicyy 
not ez for s1mplelectronic vincere
2019-02-19 12:28
Navi playing 2v8 man. Feels bad
2019-02-19 15:30
#73
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Japan Advayvardan 
G2 and Vitality 👍
2019-02-19 12:28
#75
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United States yoloz0r 
>eight Challengers and eight Legends will face each other >NRG vs NiP and Astralis vs coL ESL no major plz
2019-02-19 12:28
#85
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ence vs RNG Faze vs HR Wtf ????
2019-02-19 12:33
#159
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World madman112 
Well this is by far the best seeding procedure a Major has had
2019-02-19 13:30
#258
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
>ESL no major >best format so far nt Trump
2019-02-19 15:44
#308
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United States yoloz0r 
>best format > legends vs legends, challengers vs challengers pick one nt prokda
2019-02-19 18:02
#337
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
>CoL >"Legends" pick one
2019-02-19 21:10
#366
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United States yoloz0r 
literally smol brain czech
2019-02-20 11:57
#367
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
NA talking about brain LUL
2019-02-20 13:15
#77
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Turkey mbee 
GO HR GO WOXIC <3
2019-02-19 12:29
Frankie ward <3
2019-02-19 12:29
#81
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Russia mmmmmmajestic 
LULBR got 2nd seed ahahah
2019-02-19 12:32
They got ranked 4th, all top teams ranked them 3rd/4th some teams ranked faze above mibr but the average is 4th.
2019-02-19 14:33
#82
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ence starting off 0-1.
2019-02-19 12:32
Sry to inform u burger but in this case you are mistaken
2019-02-19 13:35
#170
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United States Trump2020KAG 
2-0 RNG over ence already once this event. Why wouldn’t people pick RNG ???
2019-02-19 13:40
The following reasons EZ4ENCE RNG on LAN - OmegaLUL Jere "Sergej" Salo Aleksi "GODallu" Jalli Need more?
2019-02-19 13:56
Because RNG won with RNG
2019-02-19 13:57
Big will win the Major
2019-02-19 12:33
navi g2 again? but this time they don't have smithzz to destroy s1mple
2019-02-19 12:33
G2 destroy NA'VI
2019-02-19 12:36
#88
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World madman112 
ENCE it is time for Renegadevenge
2019-02-19 12:38
RNG BIG NaVi HR sadly. NRG Liquido MIBR Astralis
2019-02-19 12:38
RNG BIG NaVi HR sadly. NRG Liquido MIBR Astralis
2019-02-19 12:38
#91
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Other jakerr 
Hype
2019-02-19 12:38
#92
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
RNG VITALITY NAVI HR NRG AVANGAR CLOWN9 ASTRALIS ezzz
2019-02-19 12:38
#94
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Poland trancemeister 
ENCE > Renegades BIG < Vitality Na'Vi > G2 FaZe < Hellraisers NRG > NiP Liquid > Avangar MiBR > Cloud9 Astralis > CoL
2019-02-19 12:40
pls explain why ENCE > RNG, when RNG proved to be a solid team, they went 3-0 in challengers and they even beat ENCE and also why Vitality > BIG
2019-02-19 13:28
Greetings from a fan CS since 2006 and hltv user 2010.
2019-02-19 13:59
Greetings, pls explain why ENCE > RNG, when RNG proved to be a solid team, they went 3-0 in challengers and they even beat ENCE and also why Vitality > BIG
2019-02-19 14:01
#320
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Indonesia tsokai 
Pls explain why you keep asking him to "explain why ENCE > RNG" when you already answer it by yourself
2019-02-19 18:32
??? I want other people's opinions.
2019-02-19 19:13
i agree with ENCE > RNG just because they will be more prepared this time, disagree about Vactares vs Zywoo though, gonna be a tough matchup but BIG should win imo
2019-02-20 00:29
ENCE < Renegades BIG < France Vitality Natus Vincere > G2 FaZe > HellRaisers NRG > NiP Liquid > AVANGAR MIBR > Cloud9 Astralis > compLexity
2019-02-19 12:40
#122
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South Africa ropzsports 
France vitality
2019-02-19 12:59
Pls explain why Vitality > BIG
2019-02-19 13:28
Easy for vitality 5 vs 4 cuz xantares on lan omegalul
2019-02-19 13:33
Thanks for a great conversation, do you talk like this with your uncle when he fricks you in the arse?
2019-02-19 13:37
Yes
2019-02-19 13:38
Just a Feeling. ;)
2019-02-19 22:43
Ez 4 ence
2019-02-19 12:40
Go NiP
2019-02-19 12:40
ez Godzera
2019-02-19 12:41
sean seang@res gares
2019-02-19 12:43
<3 He was made for tv
2019-02-19 15:31
lmao all the left side is my picks
2019-02-19 12:44
ENCE > Renegades BIG > Vitality NaVi > G2 FaZe > HellRaisers NRG > NiP Liquid > AVANGAR MIBR > Cloud9 Astralis > compLexity
2019-02-19 12:46
pls explain why ENCE > RNG, when RNG proved to be a solid team, they went 3-0 in challengers and they even beat ENCE
2019-02-19 13:26
RNG won with RNG
2019-02-19 13:58
#331
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India MihirX27 
All Hail RNGesus?
2019-02-19 20:09
in this situation (BO1) ENCE can bet renegades
2019-02-20 06:31
#106
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
ez4ence
2019-02-19 12:47
#108
shox | 
India iejesus 
I believe in Jesus. Only one "shoxiejesus". Come On Boys💪🏻
2019-02-19 12:48
#109
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Portugal IGotHooes 
Ez4g2
2019-02-19 12:48
+1
2019-02-19 17:16
#112
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Russia Men))) 
Hobbit vs AdreN Oooooof
2019-02-19 12:51
gonna be good
2019-02-19 13:08
These times are shit for asia worst major ever
2019-02-19 12:52
#118
gla1ve | 
India Kayb3 
where are the seedings
2019-02-19 12:53
#151
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
+1
2019-02-19 13:26
Rip col they are guaranteed 0-3 first match astalis
2019-02-19 12:55
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-19 12:57
Hope so ;)
2019-02-19 13:03
#125
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2019-02-19 13:05
Would you mind adding the ranking/seeding of the teams to the news?
2019-02-19 13:08
XANTARES EZ ZYWHO CONFIRMED
2019-02-19 13:08
#133
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Poland Hell2k 
+1 lol big will rekt them
2019-02-19 13:12
Cry is very cheap
2019-02-19 16:42
#131
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Slovakia gayzera 
HObbit vs Godren
2019-02-19 13:10
#134
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Australia r1se2k 
NIP win ez
2019-02-19 13:13
#136
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Pakistan NIP_4Life 
You sure about nrg > NIP we never know untill we saw the match.
2019-02-19 13:15
#139
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Spain elskio 
Astralis 16-0 inc
2019-02-19 13:21
Someone pls explain why ENCE > RNG, when RNG proved to be a solid team, they went 3-0 in challengers and they even beat ENCE.
2019-02-19 13:24
Also explain why Vitality > BIG.
2019-02-19 13:25
#272
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World bigb1rd 
BIG are better than Vitality as a team. But Vitality do have a ZywOo and that means they can practically beat anyone on a good day.
2019-02-19 16:17
Believing Vit is going to win just because of one player is a big minus imo, and BIG other then being a solid team have Xantares, who has played excellent against t1 teams.
2019-02-19 17:58
#333
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World bigb1rd 
I know. I expect BIG to win. XANTARES and tabseN together is awesome. Just saying that ZywOo can win games alone and people put a lot of faith in him and so they think Vitality can/will win.
2019-02-19 20:11
Cuz EZ4ENCE
2019-02-19 13:28
It really seems to me like the only reason is this meme.
2019-02-19 13:29
RNG won with RNG
2019-02-19 13:59
#202
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United States kearCS 
Too many incompetent ENCE fans
2019-02-19 14:17
fluke lol.rng are trash and will go 0-3
2019-02-19 15:36
So many BO1's ResidentSleeper
2019-02-19 13:25
Only deciders are BO3.
2019-02-19 13:26
Doesn't matter if it's non-decider or not, I dislike BO1, rather see straight jump to BO3. This BO1 format can be applied on qualification to major but don't like to see it on major itself, feels cheap and doesn't bring the excitement BO3 does as it's over before the match has started and some teams will benefit more by the map pick than others.
2019-02-19 13:35
Quoting SPUNJ from his Twitter: "This system has done exactly what it is designed to do. Teams with upset potential have managed to get their bo1 victories, but now if they want to get to the next stage they have to beat the veterans in bo3s."
2019-02-19 13:35
Ideally all games would be bo3 and the final would be bo5 but this system we got works well and I’m glad to see it. Bo5 major final would be insane
2019-02-19 15:33
I agree, bo5 finals were always fun.
2019-02-19 15:41
Na'Vi is so bad rn they might lose to G2 pepega
2019-02-19 13:31
s1mple & friends = NaVi
2019-02-20 02:14
ez4big
2019-02-19 13:32
so a choked 50k tournament was enough to seed navi behind FAZE AND NRG WTF!?!?!?
2019-02-19 13:39
#211
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
whats ??
2019-02-19 14:27
FaZe might have a chance but it will be hard with Noob Niko on their team
2019-02-19 13:40
EZ for G2 :D
2019-02-19 13:43
#175
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Poland miedzianek 
3:00 - Renegades | BO1 13:00 - Vitality | BO1 14:10 - Natus Vincere 14:10 - HellRaisers | BO1 15:20 - NRG | BO1 15:20 - AVANGAR | BO1 16:30 - MIBR | BO1 16:30 - Astralis | BO1 Ez predictions
2019-02-19 13:45
#178
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Hungary FHarbor 
Whats the Elo order?
2019-02-19 13:47
3-0 Liquid Astralis FaZe mibr NaVi ENCE Vitality G2 0-3 compLexity
2019-02-19 13:49
Rip complexity
2019-02-19 13:51
Need seeding vote guys
2019-02-19 13:52
#185
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Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
Pimp commenting noooooooooooooooooooooo
2019-02-19 13:56
#188
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Poland topkek233 
what is this ''Player-Selected Seeding'' ? I thought it's based on the ranking - for example why MiBR is 4th not 7th ? i don't get it lul
2019-02-19 13:59
#221
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Brazil vass28 
All the teams taking part in the New Legends Stage have been asked to rank the other 15 teams in order to create a 1-16 ranking which was used to determine each team's seed and the first matchups.
2019-02-19 14:40
#287
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Poland topkek233 
thx i get it now - this is retarded as fck,even worse than before but what i did expect xD matches should be based on hltv ranking or eventually new challengers vs legends
2019-02-19 16:51
Astralis easy?
2019-02-19 13:59
#195
Snax | 
Germany d1cht^ 
i hope xantares gonna destroy VitalityOo
2019-02-19 14:05
#196
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Finland dev2ce 
OMEGALUL G2 VS NAVI, the matchup that will decide whos 0-3
2019-02-19 14:06
#201
rain | 
Norway Trombass 
13:00 - Renegades | BO1 13:00 - Vitality | BO1 14:10 - Natus Vincere | BO1 14:10 - FaZe | BO1 15:20 - NiP | BO1 15:20 - Liquid | BO1 16:30 - MIBR | BO1 16:30 - Astralis | BO1
2019-02-19 14:16
Pimp = mute for me. Dont let him cast match pls.
2019-02-19 14:17
0/8
2019-02-19 17:10
#204
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bashovski 
Ez for coL
2019-02-19 14:19
#205
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Brazil cadik 
>eight Challengers and eight Legends will face each other to begin the final stages of the tournament i don't get it. its so fucking stupid top teams should face other top team in first round in swiss this swiss is broken
2019-02-19 14:23
#223
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bashovski 
No. Top teams will face other top teams in later rounds.
2019-02-19 14:40
#225
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Brazil cadik 
my bad
2019-02-19 14:43
#285
France yvo 
+1
2019-02-19 16:48
F for complexity
2019-02-19 14:24
#209
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4mibr
2019-02-19 14:26
#216
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Turkey midgetim 
go NIP
2019-02-19 14:32
#218
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
mibr cloud9 and astralis at the same time.nice schedule
2019-02-19 14:36
ENCE vs RENEGADES again? Lul
2019-02-19 14:38
Ez4NaVi
2019-02-19 14:38
#222
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Canada top_zozzle 
rip astralis
2019-02-19 14:40
#224
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Germany pr9ud 
ENCE > Renegades (70:30) BIG > Vitality (70:30) Navi < G2 (40:60) Faze > HR (65:35) NRG < NIP (40:60) Liquid > Avangar(70:30) MIBR > C9(65:35) AST > COL(90:10)
2019-02-19 14:42
I'd say G2 NaVi is 50-50.. NaVi looked like a dead team on their last LAN outing but G2 is a diesel, often awful on their 1st map and this is BO1...
2019-02-19 15:33
nrg 40% nip 60% hahahahhabaahahhahahahahahhah lmao
2019-02-19 15:34
#369
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Germany pr9ud 
that was my right pick :D
2019-02-20 17:14
ENCE 70% RNG 30% hahahahhabaahahhahahahahahhah lmao
2019-02-19 18:01
y so ez
2019-02-20 11:04
RNG BIG NAVI HR NRG LIQUID MIBR AST
2019-02-19 14:45
Ez for KSCERATO
2019-02-19 14:52
#228
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Brazil xMoita 
ENCE Vitality Navi HR NIP Liquid MIBR Astralis
2019-02-19 14:53
ez navi
2019-02-19 15:00
#230
s1mple | 
Turkey pxlen 
ENCE ZYWOOTALITY NAVI FAZE NIP LIQUID MIBR AST
2019-02-19 15:03
#231
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Denmark Zorrondo 
g2 and c9 weaker than HR, like Im saying since last week.
2019-02-19 15:04
#232
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France remyos 
BIG vs Vitality ... GOSH so nice
2019-02-19 15:06
#233
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
NRG got fucked. they should have a better seed the only match with a 50/50 is ence vs rng the other ones should go to the higher seeds (only doubts about faze and navi which are weird since navi has been shit and faze struggled against a pretty lame c9 on eleague invitational)
2019-02-19 15:19
I think the NRG seed is fairly accurate. I also think they will walk all over NiP.
2019-02-19 15:25
I think Vitality and G2 have a chance. Vita can beat BIG and both G2 and NaVi are " hot or cold " type teams so anything can happen on a given day especially on BO1.
2019-02-19 15:31
#303
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
vitality relies only on zywoo, and g2 has shown the same non consistent style of cs as always, but rn with all teams trying to emulate liquid an astralis, won't work.
2019-02-19 17:42
We'll see, NaVi of all team is pretty much prone to lose BO1's, and they have looked like the team is done lately ( on a personal/team atmosphere level ) .. Even Zeus confirmed they were preparing like it's another tournament... We'll see. They are still considerable favorites to beat G2 but...
2019-02-19 18:21
ez for MIBR
2019-02-19 15:18
G2 #14 omegalul
2019-02-19 15:21
Should they be below Avangar?
2019-02-19 15:48
FaZe, BIG & Vitality are too high. NRG should be higher.
2019-02-19 15:33
#252
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Slovakia cheatersw0w 
2 sets of casters for a major is a total joke ESL shame on you for actling like a complete di**heads and not inviting DDK and Baldroph Anders just had a newborn baby that is understandable.
2019-02-19 15:37
MiBR, now it's the time to avenge your FURIA brothers. Wreck C9!
2019-02-19 15:39
worst seeding i've ever seen
2019-02-19 15:43
This is bullshit. First round should be Returning Legends vs New Legends period.
2019-02-19 15:44
#290
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Poland topkek233 
+1 true, something like astralis vs g2/nip/cloud9 and nrg/rng vs complexity (#1 vs team with 3-2 record and lowest ranked legend vs team who end main q with 3-0 record )
2019-02-19 17:03
#260
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Good seeding, I would like to see avangar a bit higher and ENCE > BIG.
2019-02-19 15:45
#263
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Brazil davidzor 
intelextrememasters.com/season-13/katowi.. For those who wanna see the votes.
2019-02-19 15:50
ty m8
2019-02-19 17:02
#267
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Luxembourg alex24 
nice rigged major astralis will play: COL, Avangar, RNG and the major final will be with ENCE
2019-02-19 16:02
#277
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
no ddk and black dkk :(
2019-02-19 16:32
+1
2019-02-19 17:15
BIG will REKT m16r
2019-02-19 16:38
#284
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Russia zhenya1499 
why there are no Anders and Semler?
2019-02-19 16:46
#301
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United States LUKEM 
Anders just had a newborn.
2019-02-19 17:27
Ence VS Renegades -> Ence Big VS Vitality -> Vitality Na'vi VS G2 -> Na'Vi Faze VS HR -> FaZe NRG VS NIP -> NRG Liquid vs Avangar -> Liquid C9 vs MIBR -> C9 Astralis vs Col -> astralis Thank's me later
2019-02-19 17:07
AVANGAR 15th ::DDDDDDDDDDDDD GL WITH THAT
2019-02-19 17:09
no white james and black ddk rip
2019-02-19 17:23
#300
TACO | 
United States Phaqs 
Cloud 9 didn’t look very good last stage, but still not the match up I would hope for as the 4th seed in a Bo1.
2019-02-19 17:25
I dont think complexity deserves to be at the bottom. we havent seen much with the two new pick ups but i think theyll be better than hellraisers and navi if theyre still in this stump
2019-02-19 17:55
#311
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Brazil Vitor_IS 
complexity vs astralis.. o k mibr vs c9 will be an interesting one, probably mibr will take this
2019-02-19 18:13
They'll destroy C9
2019-02-19 18:22
#316
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Brazil Vitor_IS 
yeah, hopefully
2019-02-19 18:25
#312
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Germany Depressive1 
Ence BIG NaVi FaZe NRG Liquid MiBR Astralis
2019-02-19 18:19
#317
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-19 18:27
#322
REZ | 
Saudi Arabia treyway 
nice
2019-02-19 18:38
#325
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Vietnam rollofocker 
very good format <3
2019-02-19 19:08
#327
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Czech Republic hawai`` 
ENCE > Renegades (40:60) - Aldo I would love to see my men from Finnland winning. I dont see that happening. Since Renegades have more EXP and its BO1. ENCE will want revenge but wont happen this time. Boys have form and will want proove em once more. BIG > Vitality (70:30) BIG have Gob and its BO1 + XP on BIG side. Unless NBK, RPK act starts fraging and they stop doing silly mistakes. Navi > G2 (60:40) close match, depends on how will G2 handle s1mple. If they keep him low profile they might win, else Navi will win. Faze < HR (45:55) I like HR and had liked them ever since they got our brother Slovakians on the team. + ANGE one of mine favorite CLs. Faze might choke here. NRG > NIP (60:40) Unless Get_Right start carring I cant see f0rest + REZ carry that hard to beat well playing NRG. I wish I was wrong thou. Liquid > Avangar (70:30) Classic USA vs. SSSR, but this aint cold war so US gonna take it :D MIBR > C9 (60:40) I love all brazilian squad playing together again, hard to judge as we didnt saw them yet. BUT C9 lost to almost all bad teams so I dont see them upseting MIBR in here. + its BO1 AST > COL(80:20) Smokes fixed, but AST still has one of the best gameplay + strats and power that they can trade frags so well. If they play well I dont see COL stopping them. Defo Not happening here. Most ppl pick both these teams for best/worts in them pick'em... guess why .. right ? ;-)
2019-02-19 19:19
Bait right?
2019-02-19 23:43
#371
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Czech Republic hawai`` 
no bait. got some guesses right :-DD
2019-02-20 19:28
Where is Anders DDK and black DDK?
2019-02-19 19:51
#332
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United States H4wkx 
ENCE < Renegades BIG < Vitality Na'Vi < G2 FaZe < HellRaisers NRG > NiP Liquid > AVANGAR MIBR > Cloud9 Astralis > Complexity
2019-02-19 20:09
#339
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Argentina XaiDN 
Renegados BIG NaVi HR NiP Liquid MIBR Astralis
2019-02-19 21:40
omg im so excited
2019-02-19 22:05
#346
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Poland F5_detector 
Wow
2019-02-19 23:56
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-20 00:02
Why do ence have a higher placing than rng. Can an admin explain?
2019-02-20 01:19
Players ranked each other. They must be more impressed with Ence.
2019-02-20 04:32
Pros probably salty that they got rekt by some kangaroos.
2019-02-20 06:50
how many tournaments have renegades won in last couple months? ence #1 starladder, #1 dreamhack open winter, #1 EU minor
2019-02-20 11:08
ez4ence i guess xDDDD
2019-02-21 10:44
yes
2019-02-21 12:32
Ence vs Renegades will be a interesting match, NRG vs NiP too.
2019-02-20 02:03
#354
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United States Edu_1224 
timezone????
2019-02-20 02:08
Schedule is displayed according to the timezone selected in your user profile.
2019-02-20 08:35
#372
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United States Edu_1224 
dont ban me admin
2019-02-21 00:01
can you reply still ? Hope you not banned for baiting an admin
2019-02-21 08:47
#377
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Nice update on the games xD
2019-02-21 16:50
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