fnatic secure final IEM Sydney invite

fnatic have received the final invite to IEM Sydney, ESL announced on Monday.

The Swedish side become the 13th team confirmed for the showpiece event, joining a list that is headlined by five top 10 sides, including Liquid, FaZe and MIBR.

Currently ranked 14th in the world, fnatic were last seen at the WESG World Finals, where they finished in fourth place after losing to AGO in the semi-finals and to G2 in the third-place decider, taking home $50,000.

fnatic will return to Sydney next month

Last year, fnatic finished in 5th-6th place in Sydney in what would turn out to be Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson's final event for the team before he was replaced by Richard "Xizt" Landström in the starting line-up.

IEM Sydney will be held from April 30 through to May 5, culminating with the playoffs at the Qudos Bank Arena, where the winner of the grand prize of $100,000 will be determined. There are now just three spots left to fill, with the team list looking as follows:

Europe FaZe
Sweden NiP
Europe mousesports
Germany BIG
Korea MVP PK
China ViCi
Europe GG.BET Invitational winner
Oceania AU/NZ national champion

Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
#1
 | 
United States VRGcarsonqi 
Wow, not expected given their poor performances recently.
2019-03-25 10:47
#4
 | 
Austria shaakeh 
Yeah man
2019-03-25 10:47
#48
 | 
Finland Lehtori 
What a joke event no ence or astralis… (or simple's team)
2019-03-25 10:55
#55
 | 
Brazil I_Hate_North 
Those teams were invited, but they refused the invite
2019-03-25 10:59
#62
 | 
Finland Lehtori 
Yeah.. Liquid better win this cuz faze / fnatic etc.. winning this would just give them false hope and prolong the eventual end of these teams
2019-03-25 11:02
No Astralis ..no navi ..no ence ..t2 event
2019-03-25 13:09
#190
 | 
Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
ence t2 as well
2019-03-25 16:01
Then what’s Fnatic T10? What a waste of a spot. Fnatic like actually suck.
2019-03-25 18:49
#224
 | 
Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
yeah , like , i know that , like , fnatic , like , actually suck but , like , why do u , like , have to bring that up? are u , like , this braindead that , like , u cant understand , like , a simple fact that , like , ence , probably , like , declined the invite so the TO , like , had to invite , like , another team?
2019-03-25 19:12
#251
 | 
Poland IFlorek 
1 spot for Europe and 3 spots for shit teams from Asia. Can someone explain why they did that?
2019-03-26 02:59
Uhhh... This is a tournament in apac region and EU gets most of the invites
2019-03-26 08:44
Because the good teams and players don’t want to fly all he way to Australia aonly to see massive spiders and have unreal jet lag. Not to mention i haven’t met a single nice Australian on hltv ever. They must have anger issues.
2019-03-26 17:59
mad burger
2019-03-28 02:28
At least I’m not a child crying about an IEM event. When we don’t get anything close to here. You all are sad af.
2019-03-28 18:12
Also I can tell simply from your name that you are under the age of 15. I can’t twlk to you as kids that thing are mentally underdeveloped and literally impossible to have a conversation with a child that has anger issues.
2019-03-28 18:13
mad burger
2019-04-02 05:26
Liquid will not win lol bookmark this
2019-03-25 13:26
Losing to RNG 0-2 in semis
2019-03-25 13:57
#247
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
God i hope to see that :D
2019-03-25 21:27
#230
 | 
Pakistan XtraticX 
You forgot sometimes liquid turns their luck and becomes chokuid
2019-03-25 19:23
#248
 | 
United States Degree|CSGO 
Liquid Renegades final ez clap
2019-03-25 22:21
RNG wins
2019-03-25 23:00
#65
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
Astralis has said they won't ever be attending events in Australia due to the way the jetlag affects Device.
2019-03-25 11:04
#67
 | 
Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
big fuck you to all there aussie fans who get one event a year to see there fav team tbh.
2019-03-25 11:05
health first though
2019-03-25 11:12
#88
 | 
Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
it is just one event though? if jetlag is an issue go a week early? NA and Asia teams for years had to travel to Europe to play in events and jetlag wasn't an excuse for them. skipping an event one year sure but to say wont ever attend then thats kinda stupid, i mean they are professionals right?
2019-03-25 11:17
Maybe save money and come to next major in europe ?
2019-03-25 11:35
#112
 | 
Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
You realize Device have medical condition that make him absent for a long time before right? He has every rights to priorities his health than everything else
2019-03-25 11:42
#119
 | 
Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
i can understand saying sorry device isnt well atm we cant attend but to say we wont ever attend in Au like cmon, get_right had a similar condition and hes going. and what if (very unlikely) valve schedules a major in Australia will they skip it becuase of jetlag? If jetlag is an issue then go a week early and they could go to brazil and that would have jetlag issues aswell. if there was a major or a big event close to it sure skip it but there is literally nothing but smallish events. and its not just astralis a lot of EU teams seem to just skip events cos jetlag and fatigue yet say if liquid or renegades or c9 skipped events like that there would be heeps of jetlag excuses memes
2019-03-25 11:55
#167
 | 
Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
I have no idea, but is there any team which come a week earlier on any event?
2019-03-25 14:23
Never. In the history of csgo. Never do teams travel an entire WEEK before a small event like this... SURE maybe if it’s the MAJOR but a weak event in Sydney no.
2019-03-25 18:51
#116
 | 
Poland Feelcold 
well there is only one event in ANZAC countries so they are not losing much. While for asian teams EU events are a dream EU has the most developed scene on every level thats why they get the biggest amount of spots in EPL ANZAC and ASIAn teams can not afford refusing event in EU while EU team can
2019-03-25 11:47
But that's a big fuck you to all the Aussie astralis fans
2019-03-25 11:57
Then deal with it? Lol you guys like want an apology? For what? I live in Colorado and never had an event here or close... I’m not crying XDXD y’all are so sensitive
2019-03-25 18:52
Probably because Colorado is a shit hole of a state and Australia is one of the best countries to live/visit
2019-03-26 06:24
#259
 | 
United Kingdom EoOo 
Slightly biased opinion there perhaps.
2019-03-26 07:42
Slightly lol
2019-03-26 17:54
Dude doesn’t even know where Colorado is and he calls it a shit hole, how intelligent
2019-03-26 17:56
usnews.com/news/best-countries/quality-o.. Looks things up before you comment
2019-03-27 06:36
#279
 | 
United Kingdom EoOo 
Calling something "the best" is purely subjective. Additionally there are good and bad parts of every country so calling an entire country a good place to live in inherently misleading.
2019-03-27 11:22
You should grow up
2019-03-26 18:03
Be happy you actually have a solid event. Not bitch like a child because the teams you want aren’t there. All the Australians I’ve seen so far are bitching about this event. Grow tf and enjoy what you actually have. Because most of the people on here wish they could have an event where they are you little prick
2019-03-26 18:03
Ungrateful little bitch
2019-03-26 18:04
#126
 | 
Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
that makes it worse for ANZAC fans then, its literally once a year for them and ik a lot of my friends (a fair few astralis fans) where excited to go and meet and support the team they foilow and now its just a tier 2 nothing event that who cares who wins. IEM Sydney was such a success last year and it seems like its just gone backwards this year. its not just Astralis but im sure they invited other bigger teams who just decided to skip it as well.
2019-03-25 11:59
#142
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
But if long distance travelling made me very ill, I'd be the same. My health comes before anything, I'm not risking my health to please anyone.
2019-03-25 12:21
#174
 | 
Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
The last event in sydney that i watch on twitch where Faze vs SK is probably one of the event with most passionate crowd, even better than the last major. Valve should considering let Sydney host the Major for once
2019-03-25 14:49
Not if players have specifically said they don’t like the jet lag from the trip... aussies need to deal with it nothing is fair or perfect.
2019-03-25 18:53
#265
 | 
Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
Lets hope It's different story if its a Major
2019-03-26 14:23
I’d very much like a major to come to the west side of the US. Like Los Angeles. I can’t see a major ever being in Australia SIMPLY because of the time factor. The viewers would be absolutely horrendous
2019-03-26 17:52
If a Major was in Australia people in north and south America would have to get up in the middle of the night to watch and people in Europe would have to get up freaking early.... Australia is just so far out of place from the rest of the cs world.
2019-03-26 17:53
#282
 | 
Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
For me in asia, every event on US are pretty much the same story
2019-03-27 13:22
Yet look how little events we get.... no one over here bitches like the Australians because Astralis isn’t here...
2019-03-27 17:05
The people here are just happy to be at a cs event... with the Australians could get that. They get the same IEM Sydney each year and they find something to bitch about EACH YEAR. I’m so sick of them
2019-03-27 17:06
#158
 | 
Brazil I_Hate_North 
They have jetlag, I mean Poland > Denmark > Brazil > Denmark > Australia Everyone would be tired
2019-03-25 13:11
Yea literally no team is in that region but Renegades.... so everyone hates flying there.
2019-03-25 18:54
With those spiders there I would too XDXDXD
2019-03-25 18:54
#223
 | 
Brazil I_Hate_North 
+1
2019-03-25 19:12
Dev1ce has health issues dude.
2019-03-25 14:55
#87
device | 
India lyncix 
Or maybe he cant aim upside down.
2019-03-25 11:16
+1
2019-03-25 11:20
#93
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
But Earth is flat?
2019-03-25 11:23
#123
Fed | 
United States FBI_Agent 
earth is donut shaped , google for proof
2019-03-25 11:56
#132
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
You have bad grammar, therefore you can't be trusted.
2019-03-25 12:09
#159
 | 
Uruguay zero`SAMA 
Debunked !
2019-03-25 13:22
+1
2019-03-25 18:55
Simplus Vincere
2019-03-25 11:35
#139
 | 
Denmark mersault17 
+1
2019-03-25 12:19
#151
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
How the f*** can you complain that Astralis is not here. It's good that finally there is no Astralis at a tournament to win it.
2019-03-25 12:52
yep,at least now the champion is unsure.
2019-03-25 13:02
Ty finally someone who wants to see a competitive tourney...!
2019-03-25 18:56
#225
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
yea it's good that all the tier 1 teams are missing. chance for tier 2 and 3 to win something and maybe get some confidence on the way.
2019-03-25 19:18
#227
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
> Liquid, FaZe, Mousesport, Navi, NIP and MiBR > all the tier 1 teams are missing. Choose one
2019-03-25 19:23
#228
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
astralis ence and navi are missing, which is the tier 1. maybe liquid is tier 1 too but the rest are tier 2.
2019-03-25 19:21
#229
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
Ye cuz Ence are higher than Liquid, Navi, FaZe and MiBR.... SURE.....
2019-03-25 19:24
#231
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
ence went to finals in major and wouldve gone to finals in blast if it wasnt for the football format. and liquid has never won against ence.
2019-03-25 19:23
#232
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
You are really stupid, Ence make top 2 at a major once and you say they are tier 1. You also called Navi, FaZe and MiBR tier 2 which is bullshit.
2019-03-25 19:24
#233
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
no navi is tier 1, but the rest are tier 2.
2019-03-25 19:26
#234
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
Ence not tier 1 because they made top 2 at major once. Na'vi, liquid and faze would beat ENCE any other day of the week.
2019-03-25 19:27
#237
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
faze lost to ence in blast, ence played a draw with liquid in blast and probably wouldve won if it wasnt for the football format. oh and mibr and nip got their asses handed to them by ence in blast.
2019-03-25 19:30
#238
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
You clearly haven't followed CS long if you think that Best-of-1 determines what team is the best. Not even gonna respond anymore to someone that thinks best of 1 gives accurate information of which team is better.
2019-03-25 19:32
#239
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
major had bo 3's oh and ence only lost 1 match in blast series. bo1's or not.
2019-03-25 19:36
#240
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
Mousesport lost 3 BO1 during the London major and therefor was out of the major. That wouldn't have happen if it were BO3's. So it matters alot even if it is many BO1's.
2019-03-25 19:56
#241
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
mousesports disbanded.
2019-03-25 20:07
Imagine being so stupid that you call 6 of the top 10 teams t2.
2019-03-26 05:28
#258
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
nothing stupid about that. rankings and tiers are not the same thing, imagine being so stupid not to understand that.
2019-03-26 06:39
Obviously ranking and tiers don't go hand in hand, but to completely disregard rankings and call everyone below #3 t2 shows how much of an idiot you actually are.
2019-03-26 08:47
#266
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
below #4* and why do you think that?
2019-03-26 14:36
#280
 | 
Iceland fatboislim 
well you're the idiot if you can't answer that one.
2019-03-27 12:07
#253
 | 
Europe rafaumarcisz 
Of course ence is higher, they already prooved on blast that major was not a coincidence, only reason ence was 3rd not 2nd is stupid round difference rule and how was ence supposed to stomp opponents starting nuke on tside?... They almost beat Astralis and would best Liquid if not miracle from twistz
2019-03-26 04:00
#260
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
Navi and liquid are better than Ence.
2019-03-26 08:36
bc it was vappu, ence have to be at kaivopuisto to drink
2019-03-30 01:27
No
2019-03-25 10:47
undeserved
2019-03-25 10:48
Extremely undeserved
2019-03-25 18:56
#19
 | 
Finland aqua_rius 
wasted spot tbh
2019-03-25 10:48
+1
2019-03-25 18:56
#23
 | 
Sweden Zaser5 
not deserved
2019-03-25 10:48
+1
2019-03-25 18:56
#31
 | 
Finland eMBeJaana 
wasted spot wtfmen??
2019-03-25 10:50
+1
2019-03-25 18:56
Perhaps they will get some redemption this time around...
2019-03-25 11:09
F5
2019-03-25 11:09
#114
 | 
Germany Laic 
Fnatic will lose every game, confirmed
2019-03-25 11:45
+1
2019-03-25 18:57
#128
 | 
Austria znamyy 
will comeback stronger
2019-03-25 12:01
#141
 | 
Norway analpain1337 
they preform better then mibr and they are in
2019-03-25 12:19
They need to from katowice so sydney is a perfect and good tier event for fnatic to show some good cs and thy have preformed in every IEM Event (except Katowice 2019 ofc).
2019-03-25 12:55
#2
 | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-03-25 10:46
#3
 | 
France FrighTyyy 
Undeserved
2019-03-25 10:46
+1
2019-03-25 18:57
#5
 | 
France yo_les_n00bs 
undeserved, also where the fuck is tyloo at
2019-03-25 10:48
#39
 | 
India MihirX27 
TyLoo got 3-2'd by ViCi in the China Qualifier. RIP.
2019-03-25 10:53
#192
 | 
France yo_les_n00bs 
oh RIP
2019-03-25 16:36
#235
 | 
Indonesia Joji6661 
I'm still crying
2019-03-25 19:28
Ez
2019-03-25 10:47
#7
 | 
Ukraine Dragonb0rn 
wasted spot
2019-03-25 10:47
+1
2019-03-25 10:48
#80
Edward | 
Ukraine rozhok 
+1
2019-03-25 11:13
+1
2019-03-25 18:57
I guess no good team wanted to go.
2019-03-25 10:47
+1
2019-03-25 18:57
#10
 | 
Spain elskio 
no ence?
2019-03-25 10:47
#11
 | 
Poland Hanse 
Wasted spot
2019-03-25 10:47
+1
2019-03-25 18:58
Wtf why no ence men
2019-03-25 10:47
#20
 | 
Ukraine San4o10 
They are so good for this
2019-03-25 10:48
Might be. I guess thats why astralis and navi didnt go
2019-03-25 10:51
#43
 | 
India MihirX27 
Astralis says something about jet lag health issues.
2019-03-25 10:53
Invites were sent out months ago. Hence, no ENCE.
2019-03-25 11:14
#127
 | 
Australia NotSoMLG 
BUT NIP ik bout invite situation though
2019-03-25 11:59
Fnatics invite wasn’t sent months ago XDXD wtf
2019-03-25 18:59
Ence just didn’t want any part of this shitty tournament.
2019-03-25 19:00
This shitty tournament didnt want any part of Ence.
2019-03-26 04:55
Y’all Australians are so sensitive and rude. Like ffs
2019-03-26 17:56
Yeah nah yeah nah
2019-03-27 12:27
#13
 | 
Spain kyrtacha 
undeserved
2019-03-25 10:47
I think we all would’ve rathered to see windigo then Fnatic. Fnatic literally suck and should’ve be a top 30 team.
2019-03-25 19:00
fn♿tic
2019-03-25 10:48
#125
Fed | 
United States FBI_Agent 
fn♿tic N♿rth N♿Vi
2019-03-25 11:58
NR♿
2019-03-25 16:40
#250
 | 
New Zealand Dragon_ 
lol, tru tho
2019-03-25 23:40
#15
 | 
France Axsii 
HAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-03-25 10:48
#16
 | 
Australia Lolfeminists 
wasted spot
2019-03-25 10:48
+1
2019-03-25 19:01
Not deserved
2019-03-25 10:48
#22
 | 
India PussyHound 
Wasted spot
2019-03-25 10:48
LMAOOOOOOOO
2019-03-25 10:48
ripperonis
2019-03-25 10:48
#27
 | 
Sweden Zierr 
fnotic
2019-03-25 10:48
#28
 | 
France StickyRice 
IEM idiots not inviting a team like ENCE, NaVi, Vitality or G2 but inviting washed up teams like Fnatic or BIG, OMEGALUL
2019-03-25 10:49
#33
 | 
Uzbekistan OrangeBoston 
Obviously they tried to invite those teams, but for some reasons teams declined invitation
2019-03-25 10:50
#44
 | 
France StickyRice 
NaVi and Vitality should have tried to come for one of these Tier 2.5 events they could maybe win (or Liquid is Tier 1.5 there, any other team is definitely beatable to them) G2 probably was deciding what would be their roster, keep bodyy, remove him, how to get AmaNEk, and such when invites were made. And ENCE definitely deserved one (maybe they declined before) but Fnatic getting invited a few weeks after ENCE's run at a Major (and Fnatic was awful at Major in the meantime)
2019-03-25 10:54
#69
 | 
France StickyRice 
(only* Liquid is Tier 1.5 there)
2019-03-25 11:09
#108
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
G2 Botsports don’t deserve invite either.
2019-03-25 11:35
Wasn’t G2 raped by BiG during the Qualifier?
2019-03-25 11:44
#115
NiKo | 
Sweden Flippee 
Yes they were. But french hate germans so they say BIG is washed up when G2 is more washed up than bot fnatic and BIG.
2019-03-25 11:45
Because it was online and we all know that onlineTARES=GODTARES Also G2 still had bodyy at the time, with Amanek they look like they have a wider map pool including train and nuke. Anyways G2 already qualified for Dreamhack Masters Dallas so I'm sure they are ok with not going to this one. The same qualifier where BIG lost to Valiance :0
2019-03-26 10:43
#36
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
'washed up team' BIG beat G2 in the qualifiers to earn a spot, they weren't invited OMEGALUL Don't get triggered tho
2019-03-25 10:51
#47
 | 
France StickyRice 
my bad, still washed up, still BUGLINERS
2019-03-25 10:54
#57
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
+ Rn it would make sense to invite a team like G2, but at the time of qualifiers G2 looked absolute shit and you can't expect IEM to predict a roster change Vitality at the time was also relatively unproven (it was before the major)
2019-03-25 11:00
#68
 | 
France StickyRice 
Thanks for your reply. Yeah i wanted to check when was the qualifier than BIG won, because since they have failed at the Major, and Vitality and especially G2 (G2 was disappointing still a few weeks ago with bodyy) but now they are improving a lot with AmaNEk Windigo definitely would deserve a spot as well.
2019-03-25 11:07
Bit mad that Grayhound have to qualify After last years performance at Sydney and with their recent results
2019-03-25 10:49
#30
 | 
United Kingdom Koalathis 
Wasted spot, should have been ENCE
2019-03-25 10:49
I guess they declined because the timezone
2019-03-25 10:54
#32
 | 
Australia sad_faze_fan 
Wasted spot
2019-03-25 10:50
#34
KRIMZ | 
Sweden AlexQ4 
Nice, no astralis in this tournement
2019-03-25 10:51
#42
 | 
Australia xlbelx123 
I just wanted to see astralis lifting the trophy in my city T__T
2019-03-25 10:53
#35
 | 
France StickyRice 
Liquid has already won the trophy. This event is about guessing who will get rekt by Liquid in final : Renegades, NRG, Mouz (we don't know their level yet) or NiP lul FaZe to disappoint as usual
2019-03-25 10:51
Liquid hasnt won any tier 1 tournaments yet so maybe they wont win this either
2019-03-25 10:55
#51
 | 
France StickyRice 
No ENCE, no NaVi (even though NaVi isn't impressive or anything), NiP inconsistent as fak, FaZe super trash, MIBR even trashier. Even though FaZe and MIBR have 5 weeks to fix issue, they come from a pretty low point so ...
2019-03-25 10:56
I think ence doesnt care about this tournament because astralis isnt here. Aleksib said in finnish media that their only goal now is to beat astralis
2019-03-25 11:00
lol youre never sure with liquid in contrary to astralis, theyre weak mentally and never won anything relevant to this day even when they had really good chance to do so
2019-03-25 11:28
Undeserved for sure, where are vitality ence or navi, that performed better in the last iem...
2019-03-25 10:52
YESSS TOURNAMENT WITHOUT ASTRALIS ESKETIT
2019-03-25 10:53
Mous, swole patrol, fnatic, Big what a waste
2019-03-25 10:53
What's Swole gonna do? swag is literally the only guy on the roster
2019-03-25 14:04
#45
 | 
Finland James Nelson 
tier 2 tournament lmao, still too much for fnatic
2019-03-25 10:54
#50
 | 
Finland lasarus 
ENCE HELLO?
2019-03-25 10:56
#175
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
They declined the invite. Shows how much of an ENCE fan you are.
2019-03-25 14:49
#178
 | 
Finland lasarus 
Yeah I quickly realized that they had most probably declined the invite. But hey I'm just a fan from begginning of this roster...
2019-03-25 15:02
#179
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
I thought you Finnish lot were meant to be smart.
2019-03-25 15:12
#180
 | 
Finland lasarus 
I can't understand what you're trying to say because either that doesn't make any sense or that my language skills aren't good enough.
2019-03-25 15:14
#181
 | 
Finland lasarus 
Or did you mean the -second- *first* post as a compliment??
2019-03-25 15:24
#182
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
Lol, don't worry.
2019-03-25 15:20
#183
 | 
Finland lasarus 
I mean tf are you even trying to say? That I'm dumb, because of what? English isn't my native language and you should understand that.
2019-03-25 15:26
#185
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
I'm not insulting your intelligence, it was a joke.
2019-03-25 15:40
#187
 | 
Finland lasarus 
Thanks for explaining and have a great day!
2019-03-25 15:51
#52
 | 
Slovenia New_username 
No NaVi, Ence and Astralis.
2019-03-25 10:57
#70
 | 
Poland Kaja 
Astralis on this tournament = guess...
2019-03-25 11:09
wasted spot
2019-03-25 10:57
finally no astralis. but maybe should have been navi or ence
2019-03-25 10:58
#173
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
They all declined the invite.
2019-03-25 14:49
wtf wasted spot this is coming from a fnatic fan btw
2019-03-25 11:00
>ence,navi >Fnatic S1mple:IEM Sydney is f*cking shiiit
2019-03-25 11:01
#60
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
No ence hahaha
2019-03-25 11:01
#172
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
They declined the invite.
2019-03-25 14:48
#61
twist | 
Poland Gervush 
wasted spot
2019-03-25 11:02
No Astralis, wasted event
2019-03-25 11:04
#66
 | 
Belgium xKillian 
So Swole and Swag are playing?
2019-03-25 11:05
#73
 | 
Russia razorVJ 
No Astralis, no Na`Vi, no ENCE. Shit event, easy money for Liquid.
2019-03-25 11:09
#74
 | 
Finland satkis 
T2 event
2019-03-25 11:11
#75
Sadokist | 
Myanmar xdcc 
wasted spot
2019-03-25 11:11
G2 deserve it better
2019-03-25 11:12
#78
 | 
Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
kinda disappointing, must admit some of these EU teams need to get over this EU complex they have, for years NA and Asia teams have had to travel to Europe and jetlag wasnt an excuse but when its them they just say nah skipping cos jetlag. they are professionals right? i would understand if there was a major around the corner but there isn't. Iem Sydney was like one of the best non major events last year, now its just a tier 2 event
2019-03-25 11:12
like starseries or epicenter tbh , CS is so weird lately, probably due to the fact that astralis is dominating so it feels like there isnt any real top teams aside of them
2019-03-25 11:27
It's their choice
2019-03-25 11:28
#79
 | 
Other NDRnews 
Why invite t5?
2019-03-25 11:13
#81
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
No NaVi , wasted event tier 10 event.
2019-03-25 11:13
#171
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
They declined the invite.
2019-03-25 14:48
#83
 | 
Spain LiiMmoN 
easy Liquid
2019-03-25 11:14
gl fnatic
2019-03-25 11:14
#85
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
Invite Envy for Nifty can rek again
2019-03-25 11:15
WHAT, fnatic get invited yet g2 doesnt? what is this shit?
2019-03-25 11:15
Tier 2 event, no ENCE & Astralis LUL
2019-03-25 11:18
#91
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Great event if ence was also here.
2019-03-25 11:21
#94
shox | 
India iejesus 
F
2019-03-25 11:23
srsly undeserved if they dont plan to at least kick xizt, this team has no future with inconsistent and poor decision making awper and old washed up dude that is a self proclaimed igl and isnt worth anything in reality+ trash veto
2019-03-25 11:25
undeserved
2019-03-25 11:26
imagine if Liquid loses this
2019-03-25 11:27
VP 2.0 xD
2019-03-25 11:27
WASTED SPOT , even G2 would have been a better option .
2019-03-25 11:29
#103
loWel | 
Spain 7VultuR 
What happened with the trio that left swole patrol to go to eunited? Is swole patrol finally playing the event? If yes, that would be awesome, karma for the snakes
2019-03-25 11:36
#104
 | 
Other fo3nixz 
no no no no. give beter deserving teams a spot
2019-03-25 11:31
wasted spot lul
2019-03-25 11:34
LMAO too bad, Sydney used to be great
2019-03-25 11:40
Tier 2 event rip
2019-03-25 11:41
#117
 | 
Denmark ta9239487234 
Vitality should have been invited over Fnatic :/
2019-03-25 11:51
#118
 | 
United States kobraky95 
Why?
2019-03-25 11:54
wasted spot lul
2019-03-25 11:54
Fnatic is going to rise soon!! Ez for Krimz
2019-03-25 11:55
Where is ENCE?
2019-03-25 11:56
#170
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
Declined invite.
2019-03-25 14:47
#129
 | 
China LeBronGames 
all these people crying undeserved-true its undeserved but are you guys new to how IEM operates? they always prioritize name value-from players to orgs not current form or results -prime example is their ELO system at major which bo one knows how they make up some random numbers LUL
2019-03-25 12:05
AU/NZ national champion Mosquee left the chat
2019-03-25 12:07
#131
 | 
Luxembourg alex24 
wasted spot
2019-03-25 12:08
#133
 | 
Russia b1ur3 
Na'Vi? Ahm, OK... 🙃
2019-03-25 12:11
#169
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
Declined.
2019-03-25 14:47
#246
 | 
Russia b1ur3 
OK, thank you for the info, but how did you know this? I didn't notice the news.
2019-03-25 21:19
#134
 | 
United States DervGuy 
Easy for Liquid (or maybe Renegades)
2019-03-25 12:13
#137
 | 
France mat660 
+1
2019-03-25 12:18
#135
 | 
France mat660 
What a major :Kappa:
2019-03-25 12:16
Dead last once again
2019-03-25 12:17
wasted
2019-03-25 12:19
Meh. Was hyped for this tournament but not anymore
2019-03-25 12:19
What
2019-03-25 12:24
#144
 | 
Finland Emvi 
used to be a good event, now look at it
2019-03-25 12:25
#145
 | 
Germany zeolikk 
Wasted spot, won't get to playoffs anyways
2019-03-25 12:37
#146
 | 
Israel FRIsaac 
flair? lel
2019-03-25 12:40
#148
 | 
Germany zeolikk 
I don't believe in this team with trashxizt
2019-03-25 12:44
+1 legit want them to loose so they FINALLY kick him, pretty insane that they need so many trash result to take that decision
2019-03-25 12:45
#160
 | 
Germany zeolikk 
Yet they probably still think he was a good pickup and an improvement over golden
2019-03-25 13:23
#147
 | 
Sweden Lagge15 
Did all other top 30 teams decline?
2019-03-25 12:42
#168
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
Astralis, ENCE and NaVi all declined.
2019-03-25 14:43
#150
 | 
Europe p1peb0mb 
eslgaming.com/worldranking/csgo#/ stop crying about invite.... fnatic is still a top 12 team in esl rankings.There were 8 invites and 4 teams declined invite. Also don't forget that fnatic was still a top 8 team when invites were sent.They would have got invitation no matter what even if astralis & navi participated.
2019-03-25 12:48
Would rather have vitality over fnatic all day everyday
2019-03-25 12:58
#184
 | 
Europe p1peb0mb 
Well vitality is not even top 12 ranked team in esl rankings. Fnatic in their worst form is still top 12. So you get the picture
2019-03-25 15:40
#152
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
This event became tier 2 wtf
2019-03-25 12:53
So now teams are getting invited because they have a famous name. No one cares that they bacame so trash :D
2019-03-25 12:57
Big orgs bring more people and are way more likely to comeback in the future even if they struggle atm, not saying its good to invite them instand of rising teams but everyone know we wont hear much about teams like windigo ago n shit in the future while teams like g2, fnatic or faze will surely make changes and somehow make it back to the top if things arent working
2019-03-25 14:07
Fnatic OMEGALUL what rank are they these days 37th
2019-03-25 13:32
Wastes spot omegalul
2019-03-25 13:49
the very definition of a wasted spot. There are like 10 EU teams that are better than fnatic right now.
2019-03-25 15:00
#186
 | 
Indonesia Minuteman_3 
wtf , I just realized that that there's no astralis
2019-03-25 15:50
undeserved
2019-03-25 16:01
no Astralis, Ence, and Navi... :(
2019-03-25 16:41
liquid vs mibr on final already xd
2019-03-25 16:43
bench xzit
2019-03-25 17:20
#197
 | 
United States NoteStars 
Let's bet on Liquid choking without Astralis again
2019-03-25 17:24
#198
 | 
Finland NotEz4Ence 
Renegades, NRG and Liquid are interesting, but most of the teams here are simply bad or badly out of form.
2019-03-25 17:34
#199
 | 
Australia Lolfeminists 
These invite spots are legit becoming a joke. Your previous status as a top team is not relevant if that same line-up is no longer together. Give this invite to a performing team such as ENCE.
2019-03-25 18:40
Wasted invite
2019-03-25 18:58
What a joke of an invite.
2019-03-25 19:01
#226
 | 
Europe andy_ 
AAHHAAHHAH UNDESERVED
2019-03-25 19:19
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA NO ASTRALIS INV HAHAHAHA
2019-03-25 19:28
#243
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
they declined invItation
2019-03-25 21:00
Where's Astralis?
2019-03-25 20:56
#244
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
they declined invItation
2019-03-25 21:00
Ohhh fairs
2019-03-25 21:01
I know a lot of the other top 10 teams (ENCE, Astralis, Na’Vi etc) refused invites, but FNATIC have looked awful recently. I would’ve preferred they invited G2 (I know they played in the qualifier) or North or C9, just someone with a chance to do something. FNATIC are gonna get banged out my most teams here, even some of the Asian Teams.
2019-03-26 03:22
ez for CSK
2019-03-26 05:41
what even is this for event, lmfao tier 1,2,3, in the same league xD
2019-03-26 14:17
#276
 | 
China AssassinZzl 
Please kick Xizt out of Fnatic!
2019-03-27 02:30
#278
 | 
Brunei danceparty 
Definitely given over their brand clout - not performance...
2019-03-27 06:37
#283
 | 
Germany Reichsfuhrer 
Let's hope they will find their form again.
2019-03-27 15:32
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.