Match-ups for New Legends Stage Round 2 determined

Following the conclusion of the initial batch of Swiss matches, the pairings for the second round of the New Legends stage have been determined.

Headlining the 1-0 pool of Swiss round two are the current #1 and #2 in the world, Astralis and Liquid, set to take on American and Swedish opposition in Cloud9/NiP, respectively. As for the remaining two 1-0 pool match-ups, CIS’ hope, Natus Vincere, will attempt to further their position at the expense of Vitality, while FaZe will take on the boys from down under, Renegades.

Astralis cruised their way to the 1-0 pool with a 16-6 victory against coL

In the 0-1 pool resides the legendary roster of MIBR, who will be looking to redeem themselves after a disastrous 3-16 series on Inferno against their American neighbours, Cloud9. In their second round match-up, the Brazilian squad will be facing another North American side, Complexity, in hopes to achieve a 1-1 record to kick-start their campaign.

The second round match-ups were determined via an ELO rating system, introduced by ESL for the IEM Katowice Major. Following the conclusion of each round of Swiss, the teams’ ratings are adjusted, with the winners taking a portion of the losers’ points.

Below are the Swiss round two pairings of the New Legends stage:

1-0 Pool:
Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. France Vitality
United States Liquid vs. Sweden NiP
Europe FaZe vs. Australia Renegades
Denmark Astralis vs. United States Cloud9

0-1 Pool:
Finland ENCE vs. Other HellRaisers
United States NRG vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Germany BIG vs. France G2
Brazil MIBR vs. North America Complexity

#1
Magisk | 
World 86pp 
I ARENT THINK SO
2019-02-20 18:39
Na’Vi NiP FaZe Ast
2019-02-20 18:41
#18
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
Astralis > Cloud9 Liquid < NiP Natus Vincere < Vitality FaZe > Renegades MIBR < compLexity NRG > AVANGAR BIG > G2 ENCE > HellRaisers
2019-02-20 18:40
G2 pls no 0/3
2019-02-20 18:40
#37
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Austria shaakeh 
Expecto
2019-02-20 18:41
ez for ence
2019-02-20 18:43
low iq fin
2019-02-20 22:21
#59
Turkey HuCa 
They will beat big for sure
2019-02-20 18:42
No bug - no big
2019-02-20 18:44
#94
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Chile strong221 
ez 16-0
2019-02-20 18:45
#65
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Europe L3G10N 
Team checks out
2019-02-20 18:42
Expected
2019-02-20 18:42
#147
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France LanaRhoades 
YEAH NO 0/3 THEY WILL GO 3-2 AGAIN CUZ THEY WILL LOSE 1 BO3 ATLEAST BECAUSE OF FUCKIN SEEDING
2019-02-20 20:00
Not sure about liquid and Mibr
2019-02-20 18:41
Same same
2019-02-20 18:46
#67
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World TheBattleMac 
"Liquid < NiP" i love you but... somehow it's not really realistic. We'll see!
2019-02-20 18:42
NiP still have a good chance 55/45 to me
2019-02-20 18:44
I would say 65/35 Im a nip fanboy but you have to be realistic man
2019-02-20 18:56
Bo1 so it’s possible but doubtful
2019-02-20 19:09
Get_right is fucking bot
2019-02-21 01:18
Nobelium Uranium
2019-02-21 12:00
no me okej global so stf xD
2019-02-21 18:21
If so forest and rez has to step up
2019-02-20 19:30
#84
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France JBzOo 
Liquid >> nip Navi = vitality Mibr ?? complexity Avangar >> NRG
2019-02-20 18:43
#88
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
There are no ties in the major, sorry newfag.
2019-02-20 18:44
#118
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France JBzOo 
So Navi > vitality And maybe mibr > complexity cause they look very weak and the previous map :/
2019-02-20 18:51
and mibr didn't?
2019-02-20 18:51
mibr looked weaker lol
2019-02-20 18:56
#152
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France JBzOo 
I was speaking about mibr that’s why I said maybe
2019-02-20 20:38
MIBR IS BAD
2019-02-21 18:22
#98
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Kazakhstan Dariknesharik 
+1
2019-02-20 18:45
Liquid>nip 5v>3
2019-02-20 18:45
flair checks out
2019-02-20 18:49
and nickname
2019-02-20 18:51
true :)
2019-02-20 18:52
Easy for complexity
2019-02-20 18:40
#53
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Ukraine kramk0s 
Na'Vi otsosali
2019-02-20 18:41
#70
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice matchups!
2019-02-20 18:42
I PICKED NAVI 3-0 and its happening
2019-02-20 18:43
EZ LIQUID
2019-02-21 18:22
#2
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Italy m16r_Bra71l 
Astralis > C9 Liquid < NIP Navi < Vitality Faze > Renegades m16r < col NRG > Avangar BIG > G2 ENCE > HR
2019-02-20 18:40
+1 except all the wrong ones
2019-02-20 18:45
so ez for ence
2019-02-20 18:39
#4
aslak | 
Finland SunMutsi 
ez
2019-02-20 18:39
NaVi > Vitality Liquid > NiP FaZe > RNG Astralis > C9 HR > ENCE BIG > G2 AVANGAR > NRG CoL > MIBR
2019-02-20 18:40
#35
yuurih | 
Brazil imcyrus 
omg, complexity > mibr? U mad bro? HAHAHAHAHAHAHH
2019-02-20 18:41
#58
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Italy m16r_Bra71l 
dude brazilians said, no way m16r will lose to C9 what happend?
2019-02-20 18:42
mibr lose to completixy is impossible
2019-02-20 19:01
#80
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Poland vzk 
No fnx no major 4Head
2019-02-20 18:43
Stan > FalleN N0thing > Taco Rickeh > felps ShaZaM > fer Coldzera = dephh
2019-02-20 18:47
+1
2019-02-20 19:04
#140
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Norway Domysful 
Lmao indivindually mibr wins on every player but dont forget that this is a team game
2019-02-20 19:11
+1
2019-02-20 18:43
#111
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Argentina macrigato 
RNG>Faze ENCE>HR MiBR>coL
2019-02-20 18:48
#127
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Turkey excely 
CoL>mibr Lmao
2019-02-20 18:53
ez
2019-02-20 18:39
#7
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North America Firestar911 
Based
2019-02-20 18:39
#83
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United Kingdom BasedSora 
Yes?
2019-02-20 18:43
#8
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Europe b7ack0ut 
n1ce
2019-02-20 18:39
go nip
2019-02-20 18:40
Ez NaVi
2019-02-20 18:40
ez
2019-02-20 18:40
Yes
2019-02-20 18:40
#13
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Germany caps42 
ok
2019-02-20 18:40
#15
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Poland Mixi997 
Zywoo vs pimpel nice
2019-02-20 18:40
#17
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Poland mamba99999 
expected
2019-02-20 18:40
#19
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Sweden Trkmag 
Rip Liquid
2019-02-20 18:40
EZ for Senor Vac and C9 time to dethrone the stars.
2019-02-20 18:40
#21
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Sweden Zlatanist 
No Fifflaren, no party
2019-02-20 18:40
BIG - G2 ezz 16:7
2019-02-20 18:40
Easy for G2
2019-02-20 18:41
#149
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France TheArchitect 
Lmao ...
2019-02-20 20:14
unluko Great idea by big to leave their worst map twice in the map pool today
2019-02-20 20:27
#151
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France TheArchitect 
Yeah nobody knows what the duck they were thinking about
2019-02-20 20:37
Mibr 0-3 and disband pls
2019-02-20 18:40
#24
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
cloud9 3-0 let's go lol
2019-02-20 18:40
gg astralis ez for em 3-0
2019-02-20 18:40
#27
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United States Eduzera 
Kappa
2019-02-20 18:40
#28
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
Rip 0-3 picks If mibr plays that bad again
2019-02-20 18:40
Zywoooo rekkkkkkkk p1mple
2019-02-20 18:40
Vitality and G2 be like : On echange ?
2019-02-20 18:41
c
2019-02-20 18:41
#32
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
NiP has greater chances against Liquid than they have vs NaVi don't @ me
2019-02-20 18:41
+1
2019-02-20 18:41
NiP have always struggled against CiS teams so it makes perfect sense. Team Liquid has certain flaws, such as Stew being new to the team. They also have less firepower than Navi in my opinion. (With S1mple and Electronic being capable of destroying entire teams by themselves.) However, Liquid is very structured. If NiP can break through that, they'll go 2-0.
2019-02-20 18:51
why not Navi Nip and Liquid Vitality
2019-02-20 18:41
#34
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New Zealand Reubydoobydoo 
Ez 4 god JKS
2019-02-20 18:41
#36
barce | 
United States Ajkraz 
Cloud9: Wins 16-3 Has to play the best team in the world cause they got screwed by seeding by mindless players
2019-02-20 18:41
+1. It's a joke. Also for the viewers, again EZ win for Ast without tension
2019-02-20 18:42
compLexity got lucky getting the worst team
2019-02-20 18:41
yo wth
2019-02-20 18:41
Let's go FaZe
2019-02-20 18:41
Jeez, so EZ win for Ast again
2019-02-20 18:41
#44
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Poland Julka 
I feel that Renegades can upset
2019-02-20 18:41
#156
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Poland Julka 
As I said
2019-02-20 23:05
#45
Sakura | 
CIS Ron1E 
Ofc mibr gets easiest opponent like always
2019-02-20 18:41
they still can lose dont worry
2019-02-20 18:41
#46
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Brazil centjeefizik 
good to us
2019-02-20 18:41
#47
Zeus | 
Ukraine TarasR 
So ez 4 Navi , go go NAVI
2019-02-20 18:41
S1mple vs ZyWoO 2 CSGOATS
2019-02-20 18:41
#49
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India Haryanvi 
Astralis always gets easy pick
2019-02-20 18:41
Top 1 seeded not a big surprise
2019-02-20 18:42
Bot1mple vs Zywhooo
2019-02-20 18:41
#51
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United States DervGuy 
ZywOo vs S1mple the true test has finally come
2019-02-20 18:41
Ez for mibr
2019-02-20 18:41
#56
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Brazil MigueItalo 
Please MIBR dont ruin my 0-3 pickin and win complexity
2019-02-20 18:42
+1
2019-02-20 18:43
oof
2019-02-20 18:42
vitality nip faze ast ence nrg big col
2019-02-20 18:42
#61
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United States JustBitsy 
These are all great match ups
2019-02-20 18:42
#62
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Russia Islademuerto 
Lmao so many ppl pickkng Vitality over NaVi, did u guys forget about the main colour on ur flag, frenchies?
2019-02-20 18:42
#105
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
Is there a main colour on the french flag?
2019-02-20 18:46
#157
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Russia Islademuerto 
The joke was about the flag being white, but ended up being unnecessary coz NAVI won
2019-02-20 23:54
#63
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India BCaddict 
Mibr got the easiest opp, would be dishearting to see them lose that too
2019-02-20 18:42
#64
ZywOo | 
Denmark Shremble 
EZ FOR THE BOYS #GONINJAS
2019-02-20 18:42
Ez for Astralis
2019-02-20 18:44
The Ence games gave me hope, still think FaZe will win, but #Believe
2019-02-20 18:42
#72
Quake | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
Cloud9 : *Wins 16-3 while being underdogs* Astralis: *Beats the worst team in the tournament 16-6 on their best map* HLTV: "Astralis cruised their way to the 1-0 pool with a 16-6 victory against coL" and puts a pic of Astralis Typical Danish bias!
2019-02-20 18:42
why don't you just get your cs new from some finnish website. i am sure you have several fucking fantastic options. then you'll be rid of these terrible issues you experience on this site like a picture of an astralis player and a statement about a game that was played. alternatively you could stfu. the writer is from the UK fyi.
2019-02-20 19:03
Bye NiP. Mibr with a gift. NRG in trouble. Cloud9 unfortunate. s1mple vs. zywoo.
2019-02-20 18:42
#75
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Poland Arknes 
so unlucky for Avangar, first Liquid now NRG :(
2019-02-20 18:43
#82
RpK | 
France KepleR82b 
NaVi < Vitality Liquid > NiP FaZe > RNG Astralis > C9 HR > ENCE BIG < G2 AVANGAR > NRG CoL > MIBR
2019-02-20 18:43
NaVi < Vitality flag checks out xaxa
2019-02-20 18:47
#159
RpK | 
France KepleR82b 
It was close
2019-02-21 01:39
#85
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2019-02-20 18:44
#87
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United States SilveryoHD 
man everybody choosin nip, feelsbad
2019-02-20 18:44
I really do not know why mibr suffers so much rage LUL
2019-02-20 18:44
#108
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
Because of their fans. :)
2019-02-20 18:47
#117
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Brazil sprk1 
because of stupid brs? some brazilians behave like they are in a facebook group or something
2019-02-20 18:49
players are so humble and friendly, but people just hate them because of fans? no sense
2019-02-20 21:43
#160
RpK | 
France KepleR82b 
Coldzera humble lmfao
2019-02-21 01:40
Ez 4 NiP and the GOAT f0rest.
2019-02-20 18:44
#93
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
Ast 3-0 HR 0-3 EZ FOR ME
2019-02-20 18:44
Can someone explain how it ended up NiP vs Liquid? Astralis #1 Liquid #2 Navi #3 Faze #4 Renegades #5 NiP #6 Vitality #7 Cloud9 #8 It should have been Vitality vs Liquid & NiP vs Navi??? What the fuck?
2019-02-20 18:45
How did you make that list?
2019-02-20 18:46
hltv.org/news/26109/iem-katowice-major-n.. They made a mistake, vitality rank 10 Nip rank 11
2019-02-20 18:48
#97
FalleN | 
United States anon1g 
1-0 Pool: Natus Vincere Liquid FaZe Astralis 0-1 Pool: ENCE NRG BIG MIBR
2019-02-20 18:45
LUCKY MIBR got the easiest draw.... LETS GO coL
2019-02-20 18:45
#131
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
No luck. As the highest seeded team which lost, MiBR even before their match could expect that if they lose, it is going to be Complexity as their next round opponent.
2019-02-20 18:55
Lol why are all the better teams on the left
2019-02-20 18:45
NaVi > Vitality Liquid < NiP FaZe > RNG Astralis > C9 HR > ENCE BIG > G2 AVANGAR < NRG CoL < MIBR
2019-02-20 18:47
mibr 0-2
2019-02-20 18:48
FUUUCK COL GONNA WIN for real, rip my 0-3.
2019-02-20 18:49
rip G2 EZ FOR XANTARES
2019-02-20 18:49
Natus Vincere Liquid FaZe #EZ4FaZe #FaZeUp Astralis ENCE #EZ4ENCE NRG BIG MIBR
2019-02-20 18:51
rip c9
2019-02-20 18:51
Winners: Navi, Astralis, Liquid, BIG, MIBR, Ence, NRG
2019-02-20 18:52
#126
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Dear MIBR. You are one of my picks. You looked very bad in opening map and I feel like this major is not for you. You dont have what it takes to qualify playoffs. In this point your only task is to win against col. I need that 0-3 point for my pick em and you owe me that much. If you do this little task, I can live with you. Yours sincerely Whole CS comnunity
2019-02-20 18:53
yeet
2019-02-20 18:53
#129
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Korea Damianlee 
Go C9
2019-02-20 18:55
#130
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World bigb1rd 
G2 gonna go 0-2, MiBR better fucking beat coL, Vitality will beat Na'vi. Liquid vs NiP should be good. And I think hellraisers and NRG will both up their games and win
2019-02-20 18:55
mama mia.
2019-02-20 18:57
Astralis > Cloud9 Liquid > NiP Natus Vincere > Vitality FaZe < Renegades MIBR > compLexity NRG > AVANGAR BIG > G2 ENCE > HellRaisers
2019-02-20 18:59
#143
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Other fo3nixz 
hellraisers unleashing some hell on ence
2019-02-20 19:40
#144
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Greece knk74 
FAZE UP
2019-02-20 19:44
#Goninjas
2019-02-20 19:49
MIBR is a joke
2019-02-20 19:51
NRG
2019-02-20 20:01
nice matches i like !
2019-02-20 21:49
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