Americas Minor South America & North America closed qualifier invites announced

The invited teams to North America and South America closed qualifiers ahead of the Americas Minor have been announced by the organizers.

North America's closed qualifier ahead of the Americas Minor, which will have six spots at the main event on offer, is set to run on June 12-14, featuring eight teams coming from a series of open qualifiers and eight directly invited sides.

Having dropped back to the Minor system following a 15th-16th placing at IEM Katowice, NRG are among the headliners in the list of invited teams alongside Cloud9, who were unable to keep their spot at the Major after losing three members of the lineup that had placed 9th-11th in Poland.

NRG are among the invited teams after returning to the Minor system with an unsuccessful run at IEM Katowice

On the South American side of things, where two spots at the Americas Minor will be up for grabs from June 4-6, 16 teams will be taking part in the closed qualifier, as well, with half of them advancing through a quartet of open qualifiers and the remaining half invited.

Unsurprisingly, mainly Brazilian teams have been extended an invitation, with just one exception in Isurus. The list also includes DETONA, who will be unable to use Vinicius "⁠vsm⁠" Moreira due to his status as a Valve-banned player, among some of the region's biggest names such as INTZ and Sharks.

The full list of teams invited to each closed qualifier looks as follows:

Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
357
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
These qualifiers are a complete joke compared to the EU one.
2019-05-18 23:07
WTF Dude?
2019-05-18 23:08
+1
2019-05-18 23:09
+1
2019-05-18 23:11
#29
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Finland Vkims
Nrg better than any team in eu minor
2019-05-18 23:11
you mean the team that lost every matchup against fnatic?
2019-05-19 00:08
Nt
2019-05-19 01:15
#160
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Brazil MrLucas
+1
2019-05-19 06:27
You have Liquid, MIBR, and NRG. Then you have Furia and Luminosity Gaming. After that, the drop off is pretty big.
2019-05-21 07:53
You've got a couple teams like lazarus, ghost, complexity and cloud 9 who aren't as bad as the horde of tier 5 teams but they usually get thrashed by the teams you mentioned
2019-06-06 10:26
#32
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North America ch3ss
Nrg is the only good team here
2019-05-18 23:11
And furia
2019-05-19 14:07
#200
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North America ch3ss
Lg is better than furia
2019-05-20 04:56
can you prove it?
2019-05-20 11:20
#208
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North America ch3ss
LG has a higher sealing than Furia but Furia is more consistent so whatever you think is more important.
2019-05-20 23:49
So it’s more of a personal opinion? I mean lg looked good at epl qual against low t1. And furia has Been destroying in t2, although furia looked kinda bad at the major. I understand What you mean.
2019-05-21 19:25
Well dreamhack dallas showed us that they can beat low tier 1 teams and put up a good fight against high tier 1 teams like liquid and ence, whether they can continue that though time will only tell.
2019-06-06 10:29
Well, now we know.
2019-06-06 11:46
#223
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North America ch3ss
Yup furias better they just beat Astralis
2019-06-06 14:46
It was in a bo1 tho, they wouldn’t win in a bo3
2019-06-06 14:47
#225
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North America ch3ss
Ya but lg wouldn’t win a bo1
2019-06-07 01:57
Truuuuuuuue truuuuuuuue
2019-06-07 14:20
#227
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United States Tokkul
And then they proceeded to beat Astralis in a Bo3 the next day LUL
2019-06-09 23:26
Nt
2019-06-02 04:10
+1
2019-05-18 23:11
c9 is not making it out of this mark my words
2019-05-18 23:13
#79
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Czech Republic Dur4ngo
Yea its posible
2019-05-18 23:57
Those are my prayers and hopes
2019-05-19 00:19
Well obviously.
2019-05-18 23:31
+1
2019-05-19 00:26
If Luminosity and FURIA were in the SA qualifier they'd have some interesting matches. eU and NRG through NA most likely tbh
2019-05-19 01:19
NRG and Furia
2019-05-19 01:36
I feel like theyll choke it. Idk why but I see them maybe going to the 3rd place play in if thats a thing still
2019-05-19 05:12
eUnited LOOOL Furia and LG are way better than them dude...
2019-05-19 14:34
True but NRG here is better than any team in the EU minor
2019-05-19 03:31
No fnatic>nrg
2019-05-19 14:09
Vallience lost to Sharks on Dreamhack Rio and Avangar almost lost to Furia in the final, who threw it.
2019-05-19 15:00
I'm not saying that sharks are bad but I feel like valiance have improved quite a bit since rio and the way you say how avangar nearly lost to furia makes it sound like furia isnt a good team which they definitely are. What I think he is saying isn't that teams like furia and nrg are bad but rather there is more unproven and not widely known teams outside of their regions such as many of the Brazilians, singularity, and Atk.
2019-06-06 10:35
omg
2019-05-18 23:07
#24
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United States noCap
nice
2019-05-18 23:10
Nic
2019-05-18 23:07
#4
Boo | 
France mbl4
furia and LG na ?
2019-05-18 23:07
they play there
2019-05-18 23:08
#21
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Germany Cyasera
they changed the region locking for this major. When you are permanently residing in a region that isn't your actual home region you are allowed to participate in that other region.
2019-05-18 23:10
#51
Boo | 
France mbl4
thanks
2019-05-18 23:15
So what about INTZ?
2019-05-18 23:16
#57
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Germany Cyasera
They either wouldn't have gotten an invite for NA or decided to go for the SA qualifier due to them thinking it's more likely they qualify that way probably.
2019-05-18 23:17
I see... it's weird. I think that they should play the NA qualifier.
2019-05-18 23:19
#60
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Germany Cyasera
Didn't they have visa issues for Pro League as well? So maybe those still aren't resolved and they fear it still wont be when the qualifiers are played.
2019-05-18 23:21
kng has visa issues then they play in sa
2019-05-18 23:34
Chelo has visa issues rn. Not KNG
2019-05-19 05:37
yeah, that's stupid, them and Sharks don't play in any SA tournaments as they reside in NA and Portugal respectively, yet they always "come back" just to play the major qualifiers, fuck them honestly
2019-05-19 04:53
#5
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Slovakia Ayyzicle
first
2019-05-18 23:07
#DIADEFURIA
2019-05-18 23:08
NICE
2019-05-18 23:08
#11
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Peru Dropcon
Why isn’t FuRIA on South America?
2019-05-18 23:08
they live in NA
2019-05-18 23:09
#freevsm
2019-05-18 23:09
#43
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Estonia Eduzera
#freebrax #freeiphoneforall
2019-05-18 23:13
#14
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Australia NotSoMLG
pog
2019-05-18 23:09
#15
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Finland EdiEz
No ghost because of steel
2019-05-18 23:09
i wonder how they decide what region a team belongs to. furia playing in NA are NA but sharks playing in europe are SA
2019-05-18 23:09
#25
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Finland Vkims
They who live in NA, plays in NA. In sharks case im pretty sure they get to decide
2019-05-18 23:10
#28
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United States noCap
it’s the org/teams decision
2019-05-18 23:11
ffs WHY INTZ IN SA QUALY if their main staying ground is NA!?!?!?!?
2019-05-18 23:09
+1 at least they should play NA open qualifier
2019-05-18 23:13
i think it's because of kng visa issues, i could be wrong tho
2019-05-19 04:29
Chelo is the one having vissa issues I think
2019-05-19 14:36
#19
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Brazil Victorhs
EZ 4 DETONA
2019-05-18 23:09
#74
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Brazil donalld
no without vsm
2019-05-18 23:46
Vsm has valve ban? Why?
2019-05-19 01:38
cheated w 13 yo
2019-05-19 03:08
#22
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France t3r4byt3
C9 giving up their Major spot lul
2019-05-18 23:10
And HellRaisers haven't, so that means they will keep one of their previous players
2019-05-18 23:15
South African team in na qualifiers makes sense boys
2019-05-18 23:10
#34
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Finland Vkims
Well why not, africa dont have their own minir so...
2019-05-18 23:12
#44
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United States noCap
they have their own closed qualifier in the asian minor
2019-05-18 23:13
Americas qualifier not NA Quals
2019-05-18 23:12
#36
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United States noCap
they’d have a better chance qualifying in SA, don’t know why they still play in NA quali
2019-05-18 23:12
yes
2019-05-18 23:13
They can't play SA qualifiers lol
2019-05-18 23:14
#55
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United States noCap
I meant South Africa
2019-05-18 23:17
SA=South Africa
2019-05-18 23:17
#58
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United States inflict
SA as in south african
2019-05-18 23:18
he means south africa usually abbreviated as ZA, zuid afrika
2019-05-18 23:37
c9 LUL
2019-05-18 23:13
XD
2019-05-18 23:14
#152
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Lmao
2019-05-19 05:21
#46
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United States noCap
Who takes C9 major spot?
2019-05-18 23:14
I believe theres an extra spot now
2019-05-18 23:16
They have that LAN for the 3rd placed teams from every minor , I think more teams will be given a chance there
2019-05-18 23:16
guess it's going to be C9 XD
2019-05-19 06:18
#182
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Ukraine zCainee
Not that fast dood. We have one of the worst roasters in c9 history. Autimatic has to carry the f out of this team.
2019-05-19 19:25
I know it man, I just said it for the sake of a joke. We may not even see them pass through the closed qulifier
2019-05-20 04:13
Free vsm VOLVO
2019-05-18 23:15
ez4FURIA
2019-05-18 23:15
eh hard for c9 ,but still easy quali
2019-05-18 23:27
intz dont have shame? they play in NA... they have to play NA qualification.
2019-05-18 23:27
Nice logic.
2019-05-19 01:40
Really don't know why there are just brazilian teams in SA qualifiers, there should be more argentinian team, more chilean teams, peruvian teams, colombian teams, etc etc etc
2019-05-18 23:36
#92
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Brazil Zippods
The only team outside of Brazil that got to the SA qualifiers is Isurus LOL
2019-05-19 00:21
They got invited, Isurus can go through the open qualifiers, just like All Knights or Furious, the thing is that it's not fair for the region that there are just brazilian teams invited, that's why it's call SA qualifiers, South America, you have 7 brazilian teams invited and just 1 out of there is argentinian, why it cannot be, i dont know, 3 argentinian teams and 2 chileans or some shit like that
2019-05-19 22:22
#192
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Brazil Zippods
The thing is only Isurus plays outside of her home country, you wanna go to big boy leagues you should start hanging out with big boy teams
2019-05-19 22:25
#214
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Argentina 4drn
+1
2019-05-21 16:33
Most of them aren't good enough to get invited but they can still go through the open qualifier
2019-05-19 00:42
#119
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Brazil hugoooo
Those are the best SA teams, no doubt
2019-05-19 01:45
#126
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Brazil KampBR
These teams need's prove your qualities, but they will have the chance in open qualifier
2019-05-19 02:44
its a nice point, 9Z, All Knights, Furious, Infinity, Denial, are good teams. they need one chance in the open qualiers. and honestly, Inflames is a team that I never even mention mentioning and WePlayGames is not close to being the best of Brazil, I would dare to say that perhaps it is not even the best of SA
2019-05-19 04:57
Infinity and Denial can't play SA qualifier because of ping, infinity is better than some br teams invited for sure. Inflames is the ex-Imperial team, they deserved the invitation and WePlayGames had pretty amazing results lately, beating w7m in liga PRO. 9z,Furios,and AK don't have the level of these teams. The invite list is OK
2019-05-19 14:48
9Z have very good players like Luken or nbl, and with 2 free holes and the fact that NikoM still does not have a team, I would not be surprised by his addition to the Argentine team. AK is a great team and has come to rival Furious in its best time, reaching to beat them and to beat 9Z. WePlayGames is a good team that does not get me wrong, but is it really better than AK? and another thing, Sharks did not play in Europe? that is, I participate in the UCC and the HotShot Series. Why do they return to SA if there is more level in Europe? it seems an obvious answer.
2019-05-19 19:38
Nikom is going to play in Europe, 9z doesn't have "2 free holes", franssj and restik joined. You can't invite teams because they had a good form two months ago, you have to invite them because of the form they have right now. They're better than AK rn, they are in liga PRO and they did it great against top teams of brazil(w7m and inflames) while AK lost against S2N.. Sharks bootcamps in Europe then they come back to Brazil to play the important qualifiers.
2019-05-19 22:15
I can not argue against this logic, but I still think that Sharks takes advantage of its infrastructure exessively
2019-05-19 22:17
Sharks use this to improve their cs, but they don't have the skills to qualify from Europe, the level there is too high. Thats why they comeback to SA, I understand what they do, but INTZ are being selfish here not Sharks.Intz have the level to qualify from NA, the level there isn't high as EU, but I guess they want to qualify without effort so they came to SA. I hope Isurus or any BR team win against these kids and left them without minor :)
2019-05-19 23:40
i dont get it SA will have their own minor or what ?
2019-05-18 23:36
#129
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Brazil yalamix
No, this is only the closed qualifier for the actual Minor.
2019-05-19 02:51
#68
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Denmark Zorrondo
why is Isurus forced to play against all these brazilians noobs?
2019-05-18 23:40
The question is: Why are we allowing them to play.
2019-05-18 23:43
#141
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Argentina MrRioKai
Nt
2019-05-19 04:20
Detona, sharks >isuLUL
2019-05-18 23:45
#85
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Denmark Zorrondo
lul
2019-05-19 00:04
Detona, maybe. But sharks?
2019-05-19 01:38
#161
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Brazil MrLucas
Detona maybe, Sharks no doubt
2019-05-19 06:32
l0l
2019-05-19 01:40
South America = Brazil Just like i said, Brazil is a continent.
2019-05-18 23:41
wtf, South America = Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Brasil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. Wtf are u talking about lol
2019-05-18 23:44
SA server= Brazil
2019-05-18 23:46
"Just like i said, Brazil is a continent" Brazil just part of the continent.
2019-05-19 00:35
#127
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Brazil KampBR
Dont hear this kid
2019-05-19 02:45
#142
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Argentina MrRioKai
0/8
2019-05-19 04:21
#177
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Brazil KampBR
What is "0/8"?
2019-05-19 17:41
guess why ATK got invited ;)
2019-05-18 23:51
#210
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South Africa tsarbae
why?
2019-05-21 07:41
ez4furia
2019-05-18 23:52
#78
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Spain loviac
Too ez 4 isurus
2019-05-18 23:55
#80
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Argentina epov.boris
No v$m no party
2019-05-18 23:57
What the reason of his valve ban do u know?
2019-05-19 01:41
#120
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Brazil hugoooo
Used cheats when he was 13 lol Just like fnx, s1mple and n0thing
2019-05-19 01:46
Vac from 2013 !!! 13 years old kk More info hltv.org/news/26641/the-rise-and-fall-of..
2019-05-19 01:52
Thanks
2019-05-19 02:48
No mibr omegalul.
2019-05-18 23:58
they are already qualified for the major wtf
2019-05-19 03:25
Oh yeah I'm stupid lul
2019-05-19 19:40
#82
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Argentina DxRama
Go isurus and furia
2019-05-19 00:02
where jony boy plays now? havent heard of him since him being in portugal
2019-05-19 00:19
#94
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Argentina DxRama
he is playing in spain (x6tence) at the moment, since he dissolved "Gale Force" under his level that's why he has not heard anything else about him
2019-05-19 00:29
south america: Brazil 95% 5% Argentina csgo racist
2019-05-19 00:04
5%?? most like Brazil 99% , ARG 1%
2019-05-19 00:05
#103
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Argentina DxRama
99.8% Brazil 0.02% Argentina*
2019-05-19 01:02
100% Br, Isurus turn brazilians since started the gaminghouse (?)
2019-05-19 01:53
99.8 + 0.02 = 99.82...
2019-05-19 03:02
#133
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Argentina DxRama
Xd
2019-05-19 03:19
arg maths LUL
2019-05-19 05:17
Wtf csgo is not 'racist' is the game that offers more inclusion of countries in the E-sports in this major we can have 4 SA qualified, we will never see this in Dota, Lol or any game.but I agree that could have two more teams out of Brazil among the guests, but still has open qualifier, despite finding injustices as Peru's teams with 100 of ping facing Brs with 5
2019-05-19 03:19
#176
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Argentina DxRama
from some parts of Argentina to Brazil you will also reach 100 ms, normally you play between 40-70 ms
2019-05-19 16:00
Brazil is a continent
2019-05-19 00:11
#88
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Argentina chalitus
#GoISG #GoFuria #EZ4Ence #TuViejaEnTanga
2019-05-19 00:14
sa only brazil????? no inv god proxures team
2019-05-19 00:18
#95
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Chile Romanosky
Malvinas Gaming nah, they do not play much in tournaments.
2019-05-19 00:29
all knights, aunque sea, que farsa todos brasileños
2019-05-19 00:35
#106
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Chile Romanosky
All Knights IDK, maybe the best chilean team for the moment, but in SA it is not even top 10.
2019-05-19 01:12
yeah, but too much slot for brazil
2019-05-19 01:37
#121
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Brazil hugoooo
Tell me a better team they could've invited?
2019-05-19 01:47
#130
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Chile Romanosky
Maybe Infinity Esports for WePlayGames!
2019-05-19 02:54
infinity, all knights, denial. im not talking about better, just another chance to another team, too much slot for bra$il
2019-05-19 04:06
#166
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Brazil hugoooo
But this is the point, they chose the teams that are the better... not because they are from Brazil.
2019-05-19 09:29
Intz and Sharks are not playing in SA, teams like the ones they name are not invited. Chilean, Uruguayan and Colombian teams are also part of SA
2019-05-19 11:33
#185
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Brazil hugoooo
But there are Chilean, Uruguayan and Colombian teams that are better than the ones invited? This is the point. Not the country.
2019-05-19 20:46
fa, como te cuesta entender papito.
2019-05-20 02:08
proxure was quite showing in miami flamingos, would be nice to see him again with succesful team
2019-05-19 01:09
I think all knights should be there instead of WePlayGames :P
2019-05-19 00:38
yeah so much slot for brazil.
2019-05-19 01:10
Nice, INTZ and Sharks play all of year in NA/EU and only back to SA to play importants tournaments....
2019-05-19 00:30
ez major 4 NRG and Furia
2019-05-19 00:43
#109
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World streetson
What about Lazarus?? #freebrax pls ty
2019-05-19 01:19
#145
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India Noobdian
Np
2019-05-19 04:47
Hype for Brazil 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
2019-05-19 01:39
Will VSM be able to play the major tho?
2019-05-19 01:56
#125
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Argentina Konigmdq
#GOISG
2019-05-19 02:17
9Z and Furious?
2019-05-19 03:22
FREE V$M
2019-05-19 03:34
they're scared of v$m plays, that's why they did it... shame #freevsm
2019-05-19 04:27
very easy for isurus top 1 SA
2019-05-19 05:17
#151
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Lol
2019-05-19 05:19
Ez c9
2019-05-19 05:24
Vsm can’t even attend the event
2019-05-19 05:29
Sad that there isn't lazarus
2019-05-19 08:09
#164
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India Hafnex
It should be named Brazillian qualifier instead.
2019-05-19 08:17
#187
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Brazil igster
+1
2019-05-19 21:07
When Brazil is better at CS than USA
2019-05-19 09:25
ez isurus
2019-05-19 13:50
#178
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Brazil KampBR
Why italy dont have scene of CS? Is a good country
2019-05-19 17:43
He's argentinian lol
2019-05-19 23:41
like dolce di latte
2019-05-20 07:04
#180
oBo | 
China akazxr
why brazail teams in north america
2019-05-19 18:56
#186
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Brazil igster
EZ4FURIA EZ4ISURUS
2019-05-19 21:07
#188
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Brazil igster
wait, how the fuck is vsm playing?
2019-05-19 21:07
He isn't
2019-05-19 23:41
#196
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Brazil igster
feelsbadman
2019-05-20 01:08
#206
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Brazil donalld
feelsgoodman, why the fuck feels bad when a cheater got ban?
2019-05-20 16:25
Tiburiu, player of DETONA, told yesterday that DETONA will not be attending to the MINOR. They are focusing on ESL and will not play the Minor.
2019-05-20 23:03
Source?
2019-05-21 09:07
I could not reply earlier. Good to see HLTV posted it as a piece of news. I lack how VALVE is completely unaccessible. #freevsm
2019-05-21 15:50
#FREVSM VALVE!
2019-05-21 03:47
C9 will absolutely make it through. I believe the 3 teams will be C9,NRG, and LG or Furia though I think LG is the better team skill-wise. If you think eUnited will make it over C9 you're delusional eU is an awful team
2019-05-24 09:26
#217
steel | 
Greece 1926
where's ghost?
2019-05-24 14:26
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