Winners and Losers of IEM Katowice Major

Dust has settled in Katowice after Astralis came out victorious at the Major on Sunday, and it's time for us to look back at the tournament to find its winners and losers.

Winners

ENCE

Even the craziest of ENCE fans couldn't have believed that the Finnish team would make it all the way to the final of IEM Katowice when Aleksi "allu" Jalli's men started their long journey in the closed qualifiers for the Europe Minor in mid-December. Looking back at their entire road to that grand final, it still looks miraculous, especially after ENCE had garnered a reputation of chokers, which stuck with them throughout the first half of the Major cycle as well.

In the closed qualifier, they almost dropped a 15-6 lead against LDLC on the deciding map of an elimination match before closing it at 16-13. At the Minor itself, Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen & co. had a hard time converting a 11-4 lead on CT side of Mirage versus Windigo. The first stage of the Major saw their 14-1 defensive half on the series-deciding Train turn into a 29-round game against Winstrike.

ENCE's run at the Major is a story unlikely to repeat itself for a long time

Once down 0-2 in the second Swiss stage, 0-1 in series versus BIG and 10-14 on the second map, Train, ENCE persevered with a six-round streak to take the elimination series to Overpass and live another day. Once completing the reverse sweep in the New Legends stage, beating G2 and AVANGAR for a spot in the playoffs, the Finns topped it off with another massive comeback in the quarter-finals, turning around an 8-15 deficit on Inferno to make the semis over Liquid. They had already made it well beyond anyone's wildest expectations and they still had two more aces up their sleeves, beating Na`Vi's Train from a losing position at 10-14 once again, and securing a spot in the grand final with another comeback from 6-12 on Mirage.

That encompasses ENCE's last three months, which were full of drama and uncertainty, but ultimately created a story that is unlikely to repeat itself for many Majors to come, if ever.

Astralis

We wouldn't have much of a list of winners without featuring the actual champions of the Major. Astralis have done it again, becoming the third team to secure back-to-back Major titles and tying fnatic's record of three Major wins, with the four-man core joining Jesper "JW" Wecksell, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, and Markus "pronax" Wallsten in that highly exclusive club.

Although the Danes were the main favorites from the start, a couple of factors had created some uncertainty in Astralis's ability to hoist the trophy in the end. One of them had been Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's team's loss to Liquid at iBUYPOWER Masters at the beginning of 2019, which set us up for one of the biggest storylines going into the Major. The other was Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's personal tragedy just before the kick-off of the second stage, which would have made a sub-par performance from the 25-year-old understandable.

None of it seemed to matter, after all. dupreeh played a great tournament in spite of everything, and Astralis looked like by far the best team at the Major with another convincing run through the playoffs, in which the Danish side were only truly challenged on a couple of maps, on Dust2 in the quarter-final affair against NiP and by MIBR on Overpass in the semi-finals.

There is no stopping Astralis

Renegades

After a somewhat unconvincing run to the Asia Minor title, in which Renegades played two close series with Grayhound, the Australian side were a team widely expected to struggle in the first stage already. That certainly wasn't the case as they went 3-0 there and went on to pull off an impressive run to the playoffs, beating teams such as FaZe, NiP, and ENCE on the way to the Spodek arena, while also being the only team to take a map off Astralis at the tournament with a comeback from 5-14 down on Mirage.

Their story is one of hard work and dedication. Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović's men started their pre-Minor bootcamp at the beginning of January and stayed in Poland the entire time, until the very last day of the Major. The two-month-long marathon certainly paid off, as Renegades's map pool looked like one of the best out of everyone at IEM Katowice and – even though Justin "jks" Savage and Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad pulled them out of trouble a couple of times – the team relied more on good calls, tactics, and strategy rather than big individual performances.

AVANGAR and Vitality

CIS Minor winners AVANGAR and Europe Minor runners-up Vitality belong to the group of several success stories coming from the first part of the Major cycle. Both teams had been showing promise but had yet to put in a good showing at a Major up until IEM Katowice, where the two had very similar journeys, advancing with a 3-1 record in the New Challengers Stage before falling 2-3 in the New Legends Stage despite a 2-1 start. AVANGAR and Vitality have ways to go before we can call them real contenders, but they have made good strides towards becoming stable top-ten teams in the future.

MIBR

Considering IEM Katowice was only MIBR's first appearance with the new-old lineup and they've only played nine maps so far, much is still left to be revealed about the Brazilians, like the strength of their map pool and whether their old issues with João "felps" Vasconcellos will at some point resurface. However, given that we had had no idea the kind of form in which Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's team would arrive, it's hard not to consider them one of the winners of the Major when they went all the way to the semi-finals and came close to taking a map off Astralis there; it's at least a promising start.

A good start for MIBR

Losers

fnatic

When the first stage of the Major began, most had fnatic going through without too many issues and they were set as the No. 1 seed by their peers after impressing at IEM Chicago and winning PLG Grand Slam late last year. Despite a somewhat shaky performance at iBUYPOWER Masters, it certainly wasn't on the cards that the Swedes would bomb out the way they did at IEM Katowice, with losses to ViCi, Winstrike, and G2 sending them home early on.

For the whole Major, fnatic looked like a completely different team to what we had seen at the end of 2018. They were getting caught off-guard by much less experienced teams, making some basic mistakes and playing scared like a team full of rookies as opposed to one that features some of the most successful players in the world. Based on our interview with JW, it came down to a negative attitude stemming from some of the issues on the first days of the tournament, but it's once again hard to see that as the real reason for the failure when the majority of the roster has been through it all.

It wasn't down to a lack of preparation, either, as the team had even gone to Katowice early to get a bootcamp, which the 24-year-old went as far as to call the most productive they have ever had. With that in mind, fnatic's early elimination is still as baffling as it was when it happened two weeks ago, so we'll have to see whether they will be able to turn it around at tournaments to come, such as at WESG, which is coming up next week.

NRG

Unlike the Swedish side, NRG lived up to the status of a favorite in the first stage with a 3-0 record, but it all went downhill when they entered New Legends and were eliminated with three losses in a row, to NiP, AVANGAR, and Complexity. Even though they were just a few rounds away from winning all of these three matches, that came as a big blow to the North American side, who had been favored to make the playoffs after climbing through the ranks throughout 2018.

NRG return to the Minor system

Shortly after their early exit in Katowice, Tarik "tarik" Celik took Jacob "FugLy" Medina's place in the lineup. You have to think the quick timing of the change a little suspicious and see it as a sign that the switch had been in the works before the Major, which could speak to NRG's motivation during IEM Katowice and why they wound up getting eliminated before their time.

HellRaisers

The expectations for HellRaisers may not have been nearly as high as for NRG, as the European squad had struggled for good results towards the end of 2018, but Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's men are still one of the losers of the Major due to the fashion in which they got eliminated, with barely any say in any of their three losses to FaZe, NiP, and Cloud9. Despite grabbing a win along the way, a Dust2 triumph over ENCE, ANGE1, Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz, and Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov all finished the event with a rating of 0.80 or below, which helps explain how much of a breakdown HellRaisers' showing at IEM Katowice was.

Liquid

The continuation of the Astralis-Liquid rivalry was perhaps the most anticipated match of the Major after the North American side had triumphed over the No. 1 team in the world at the beginning of the year in Los Angeles, but we never got that rematch as Nick "nitr0" Cannella's team went out in the quarter-finals to ENCE.

Some early hints of Liquid not being at their best had shown when two of their New Legends matches had been a bit too close for comfort, against AVANGAR and NiP, but it still came as a shock when Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken & co. failed to convert a 15-8 lead on the CT side of Inferno against the Finns, losing the series to exit the Major in 5th-8th place.

Overall, Liquid simply didn't look nearly as great as we thought them to be after their win at iBUYPOWER Masters and that could be down to some of the role switches that needed to happen for Jake "Stewie2K" Yip to fit into the roster. However, it wasn't Twistzz who underperformed despite getting hit the most by the lineup change; Keith "NAF" Markovic had a very poor series versus ENCE and, for his standards, against Natus Vincere in the third round of the Swiss stage, as well.

NAF had a sub-par tournament for his standards

FaZe

Given that FaZe met a well-playing Na`Vi in the quarter-finals, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's team's exit in the first round of playoffs was about what we would expect based on their up-and-down start as a lineup with Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev, but they are listed as one of the losers nonetheless because of some of the steps in their Major journey as a whole.

The European side were on the verge of elimination in the New Legends Stage after losing to Renegades and AVANGAR, with their next series against Complexity coming down to an incredibly close decider on Dust2 that could have seen FaZe go out with a 1-3 record almost too easily. Janko "YNk" Paunović's squad then almost threw away a 15-4 lead against Cloud9 on the Terrorist side of Cache with control of the economy, before the quarter-finals affair saw them fail to close out their pick, Inferno, despite picking up a 10-5 score on the Terrorist side. That isn't a very promising résumé for a team that is aiming to contend for titles.

Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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 Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1351
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1602
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
881
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
98
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1463
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1102
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1447
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
116
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1186
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
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
#2
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Europe R2D2s 
Nrg
2019-03-07 23:42
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-07 23:47
#29
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Europe R2D2s 
Ez
2019-03-07 23:48
#61
God | 
Ukraine illinoize 
Not so easy afterall
2019-03-08 00:24
EZ4STRALIS
2019-03-08 07:49
EZ4STRALIS
2019-03-08 11:39
#42
seb | 
Argentina fp9 
EZ
2019-03-07 23:54
#106
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Netherlands ChrisJsports 
4
2019-03-08 04:56
SO FUCKING EZ4ENCE
2019-03-08 00:19
#178
s1mple | 
India KNOX23 
Ence run was a fluke
2019-03-09 05:31
Tarik to NRG was confirmed before major BTW
2019-03-08 12:56
#156
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Norway SaltySausage 
NGR
2019-03-08 14:45
#4
smooya | 
United Kingdom c1ties 
yes
2019-03-07 23:42
#5
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Macau Bent0 
fnatic loser 100%
2019-03-07 23:42
#6
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
naice
2019-03-07 23:42
MIBR = losers
2019-03-07 23:42
#20
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Portugal palito334 
Keep crying
2019-03-07 23:44
Crying about what
2019-03-07 23:44
#39
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Portugal palito334 
Coldzera 2 times top 1 device loses top 1 even wining events OMEGALUL carry team
2019-03-07 23:52
#43
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Brazil vinn9kk 
+1
2019-03-07 23:56
+1
2019-03-08 00:38
baitzera ecovice*
2019-03-08 00:39
baitzera ecovice*
2019-03-08 00:39
#73
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Denmark Blizoo 
Device 3 Major coldzera 2
2019-03-08 00:40
#74
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Portugal palito334 
Device 0 top 1 no one will remember him
2019-03-08 00:41
#95
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Yeah and everyone will remember baitzera
2019-03-08 02:00
He’s baiting you’re right
2019-03-08 04:42
#112
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Denmark MadsHJDK 
No one will remember the best team in the Counter Strike history’s best player???
2019-03-08 06:21
#134
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Poland Dorocek 
I'll remember Magisk, yes.
2019-03-08 11:33
#161
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Uruguay zero`SAMA 
I'll remember the clutch god Xyp
2019-03-08 16:00
#181
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Denmark MadsHJDK 
LMAO
2019-03-18 19:21
Device 0 major MVP coldzera 2 major MVP in a row
2019-03-08 07:53
#135
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Poland Dorocek 
Device has 1 Major MVP tho
2019-03-08 11:33
oopsie
2019-03-08 12:12
Dev3ce_3_majors_1_grand_slam_B8zera_2_majors_0_grand_slam #thecryisfree
2019-03-08 02:25
coldzera didnt deserve any #1.
2019-03-08 07:54
Yeah, of course he didn't, ChoKo should've won both, right? LOL
2019-03-08 11:13
not even one
2019-03-08 11:38
#182
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Denmark MadsHJDK 
+1
2019-03-18 19:42
#40
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Brazil Whillpull 
At least try a good bait.
2019-03-07 23:52
#107
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Denmark MadsHJDK 
Brazillian salt
2019-03-08 05:44
0/8
2019-03-08 16:28
#9
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Estonia naityflatroo 
w0w
2019-03-07 23:42
#9
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Estonia naityflatroo 
w0w
2019-03-07 23:42
#11
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Portugal Flame20 
ez4ence
2019-03-07 23:42
Ence has high chances to be the #1
2019-03-07 23:43
#77
f0rest | 
United Kingdom maxa_ 
lmao, ence will become tier 100 the second aug will get nerfed
2019-03-08 00:49
#89
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Brazil MigueItalo 
But it wont get nerfed any time soon
2019-03-08 01:49
? Everybody is good with the aug
2019-03-08 04:43
nt tho
2019-03-08 07:54
“Will never won”
2019-03-08 20:58
#122
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Czech Republic Hopkins74 
XDD +1
2019-03-08 08:54
#136
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Poland Dorocek 
I don't really get the "no AUG no ENCE" thing. They aren't even that good with the gun. They have a guy who was probably the only pro on major to use M4A1-S. They are not the team that should be flamed for abusing superior weaponry. Why do people think that AUG made them good?
2019-03-08 11:36
There is no more excuses left
2019-03-08 12:42
#162
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Spain N0Love 
Pls nerf Aleksib's M4A1-S too overpowered
2019-03-08 16:20
Lmao. I want what you're smoking
2019-03-08 11:43
ez for mibr
2019-03-07 23:43
#15
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Ukraine pimple 
Rice
2019-03-07 23:43
Nice rice
2019-03-08 00:20
#16
tabseN | 
Ukraine OgamiT 
Thx
2019-03-07 23:43
ok
2019-03-07 23:43
#21
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Sweden Lil|Kennedy 
Everyone are winners, disrespectful news.
2019-03-07 23:44
#25
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
no BIG in the loosers? they fucked up their home major most likely🤷‍♂️
2019-03-07 23:45
+1
2019-03-07 23:48
+1
2019-03-08 01:24
#101
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Brazil Minduim 
You, I was looking for you!!! Big 0-3 and maybe out of a home major. If this is not awful outcome nothing is.
2019-03-08 03:11
nono because HLTV european site
2019-03-08 14:18
#26
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France BOOBALECOQ 
"isn't a very promising resumé" Who is that french guy who is writing like that ?
2019-03-07 23:46
#85
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Brazil Allistar 
Kenny Scrub
2019-03-08 01:21
ViCi either won ;)
2019-03-07 23:47
FA$E XD again Loosers of Major... WHen they will win This Trophy? They must buy more players? LUL
2019-03-07 23:48
#62
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Singapore FallBlade 
Loosers
2019-03-08 00:25
#81
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New Zealand Reubydoobydoo 
Yes I agree, their play style is very loose my friend
2019-03-08 01:02
#166
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Spain N0Love 
I saw what you did there
2019-03-08 16:34
Never, if the gods are good
2019-03-08 11:46
#172
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France Dov 
They need to buy astralis
2019-03-08 20:21
XDDDDD +11111111111111111
2019-03-08 21:46
Winners > Astralis, yea no shit lol
2019-03-07 23:48
#33
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
nip? First major playoffs since 2016
2019-03-07 23:50
at least my favorite team is at a place now that 5-8th at the major is considered disappointing, they've come a long way, but im still disappointed they're not really contending for titles. i was super unsure about the stewie move and im still unsure.
2019-03-07 23:50
#47
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Portugal palito334 
They will find out a way to get there, in my opinion, they need time and a better coach, because adren is just watching them play
2019-03-07 23:58
#35
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Russia K0STYAMBA 
and what about nip? they've finally made it to the champions stage this major
2019-03-07 23:50
#36
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Germany fakemail 
BIG 0-3 was a BIG upset IMO. Thought they even had a chance of going 3-0 with xantares, more likely expected them to go through with 3-2 or something close. Not even.
2019-03-07 23:51
no smooya no stage
2019-03-08 00:30
0% to get 3-0, maybe about 5% to go 3-1, and yep 3-2 is kinda 50-50, yep a bit of upset, but for sure they have no chance to get 3-0
2019-03-08 02:06
Faze losers?? People barely expected them to qualify for the playoffs let alone winning the trophy
2019-03-07 23:51
#103
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African Union mikecool 
Still losers and the brand has taken a significant hit compared to what they should be achieving
2019-03-08 04:33
#38
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
How is BIG not a loser in this? They were 2 rounds away from qualifiying for the Berlin Major
2019-03-07 23:52
i wouldnt say avangar are winners they were kinda expected to do this if not slightly better?
2019-03-07 23:53
Haven't read but I know the no1 loser is fnatic :(
2019-03-07 23:56
NRG is tonight's biggest loser.
2019-03-07 23:56
Vitality winner ?????? What an absolute joke
2019-03-07 23:58
How?
2019-03-07 23:58
Right same shit with avangar. How can you put these two teams as winners when they lost 2:3 in groups while not including nip who got legend status after 3 years lol. HLTV logic
2019-03-08 00:43
G2 loosers
2019-03-07 23:58
No they said they come at the bigiinning of their process, targeting status To be able To be at next major. They succeed. Vitality (nbk) said he came to win... what a joke and a miss
2019-03-08 16:26
I always hated NBK but actually Vitality is much more promising for me than G2
2019-03-08 16:32
I disagree for me it is the opposite even if i think both can do something
2019-03-08 19:00
ASTRALIS is not here to TAKE PART we are her to TAKE OVER,,,,,,,,,,,SORRY WE HAVE TAKE OVER.............boys,,,girls,,,haters.......lovers......fans..
2019-03-07 23:59
#51
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
MIBR champions in my heart :( <3
2019-03-08 00:01
#52
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
winners: astralis losers: everyone who isn't astralis
2019-03-08 00:01
#92
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Finland Smoonah 
pretty much sums it up
2019-03-08 01:57
Faze OMEGALUL
2019-03-08 00:01
Only winner is Astralis. Rest are losers.
2019-03-08 00:02
+1 exactly
2019-03-08 00:03
#57
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
plus one
2019-03-08 00:07
#56
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Wait, Deadfox was IGL in the major? the fuck?
2019-03-08 00:07
Read it again
2019-03-08 00:37
#139
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Yeah, I see.. but it's a bit poorly worded and could easily be misunderstood.
2019-03-08 11:41
Losers: -pashaBiceps
2019-03-08 00:09
#63
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Singapore FallBlade 
PepeHands
2019-03-08 00:25
astralis may have won the major but ence have won our hearts <3
2019-03-08 00:34
Where is BUG
2019-03-08 00:37
#68
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
Pathetic article without BIG.
2019-03-08 00:38
#72
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United States CallMeNahum 
Biggest losers: NRG, G2, BUG clan BUG clan worst, thinking ONLINEtares would save their clan but he didn't find any more bug exploits so they were ez 0-3
2019-03-08 00:40
Ez 4 ence! hello big where?
2019-03-08 00:44
#78
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Brazil spieker 
Where are Faze_mimimi_fanboy_mibr_overrated??? Don't cry guys...
2019-03-08 01:00
#79
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Germany Pellinskii 
HR who nobody expected to make it went out 1-3 and are listed here but BIG (a frequent 3-0 pick) going out 0-3 is not? XD
2019-03-08 01:02
#84
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Brazil hugoooo 
"Fequent 3-0 pick"??? hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha In every single thread they were a top5 contender for one of the two 0-3 spots, I wonder what world were you living during the Major.
2019-03-08 01:15
#140
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Well Germany is known to be blinded by nationalism. Especially in the 20th century.
2019-03-08 11:42
#146
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
Stupid or trolling? Judging by your flag...
2019-03-08 11:57
#80
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4mibr Champions MIBR
2019-03-08 01:03
great thread
2019-03-08 01:03
Navi should be loser because they lost to ence
2019-03-08 06:06
#141
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Everyone who lost to ENCE should be a loser.
2019-03-08 11:43
#83
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Brazil hugoooo 
The real winner of this tournament was ENCE.
2019-03-08 01:13
#94
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Finland Smoonah 
ence had a good run my friend
2019-03-08 01:58
nt my Finnish friend
2019-03-08 07:28
#174
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Finland Smoonah 
tyty friend
2019-03-08 21:03
Maybe they win a major next year because this one also coming home
2019-03-09 00:21
Lulquid as losers? Soooo unexpected.
2019-03-08 01:38
Sunny is finnish he just replace x7 is garbage
2019-03-08 01:51
X7 plays well under pressure. Big game player.
2019-03-08 08:44
So? Sunny can crush enemies in any tier of the game. He was literally top 5 rifler before Mouz slump. These ence fanboys are so delusional.
2019-03-08 09:47
#91
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Australia xSanctum 
RENEGADES > > ENCE change my mind. only team to even take a map off astralis and beat ence multiple times, could have done better in the finals yet somehow lost to the mibr *AUSTRALIAN SALT*
2019-03-08 01:56
"yet somehow lost to the mibr" kid, its only natural to lose to the 2nd best team. Renegades did good but MIBR are better
2019-03-08 09:05
#126
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Australia t0rrent 
Dw the rankings will adjust when renegades makes the playoffs of the next tournament and ence doesn't fluke it again
2019-03-08 09:37
looking at that flag its impossible to change ur mind
2019-03-08 14:59
BIG NOT LOSER???????
2019-03-08 01:57
#98
BnTeT | 
China Liuxiao 
tyloo also lose
2019-03-08 02:30
sad
2019-03-08 02:35
#100
KALbI4 | 
Russia budl3 
Very sad, wait a new summer major
2019-03-08 03:06
Major Losers = Liquid + FaZe (always) it's new law
2019-03-08 06:11
Biggest loser was BiG IMO
2019-03-08 06:13
Wtf where is big what is this useless post?
2019-03-08 06:38
#114
REZ | 
United States bunnery5 
Where's nip?
2019-03-08 06:48
#116
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Forgot the BIGgest loser
2019-03-08 07:35
MIBR winners OMEGALUL people acting like these guys have never played with eachother... who did they even beat that
2019-03-08 09:26
They will become the next Astralis's rivals, since Liquid is done now that everyone is using AUG, not only them.
2019-03-08 11:19
#133
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
good joke kiddo
2019-03-08 11:26
Not joking tho
2019-03-08 15:23
I think NiP is also a winner. After 1057 days, NiP back to the legends. I've cried for the whole night after they won these matches. f0rest and GeT_RiGhT are milestones in CS history (f0rest is an old beast with frightening beards and GeT_RiGhT is a wise man just knows everything in CS :P). Love NiP forever.
2019-03-08 10:57
#132
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
loser = m16r
2019-03-08 11:26
ENCE played great CS
2019-03-08 11:55
#147
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Russia razorVJ 
-Edward +Jame When?
2019-03-08 12:07
#148
NiKo | 
Czech Republic Ksfilip 
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-08 12:10
Big dont being losers, okay ..
2019-03-08 12:43
If you don't advise, I never thought they were attending the major
2019-03-08 13:54
#157
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Sweden Bangs 
> avangar and vitality on winners instead of nip lol what
2019-03-08 14:55
#158
oBo | 
China akazxr 
NRG doesn't deserve a 3-0
2019-03-08 14:55
Me are big loser I place semis liquid/astralis and winner astralis and then delete and don't remember to place this again and fuked up my pickem and got gold coin :(
2019-03-08 16:55
S1mple was the biggest looser
2019-03-08 18:12
#171
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France Dov 
Ence one shot, see them soon at t2-3 events
2019-03-08 20:18
m16r is a winner? good one hltv hahahaha
2019-03-08 21:17
#180
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Hungary tokesdavid26 
ViCi had a great tournament. Complexity had a terrible tournament.
2019-03-10 02:47
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