MIBR repeat ECS victory over Liquid to qualify for LAN finals

MIBR came back from a map down to beat Liquid 2-1 in the grand final of ECS Season 7 North America week five and secure a spot at the LAN Finals.

The online portion of ECS Season 7 reached its end with an exciting Americas showdown between Liquid and MIBR. It was a rematch of the week 4 final, which the Brazilians had convincingly won in just two maps, and even if the outcome was still the same, the Brazilians were made to work much harder to repeat last week's victory.

"I am proud of the team," Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo told HLTV.org after the match. "Our hard work is starting to pay off." It has been a while since MIBR have looked this strong and so sure of themselves to be able to come back from a disastrous performance like the one on Overpass. They are now on a nine-match winning streak and have twice defeated Liquid since the defeat at the hands of the North American at IEM Sydney.

Liquid had endured a rough start to the day, losing three of their four games at cs_summit 4, but entered this series with all guns blazing. MIBR's round wins in the first half of Overpass were few and far between, and they were often caught off-guard by the CTs’ aggressive approach, ending the half with just three rounds on the board.

Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski piled more misery on the Brazilians with a 1v2 clutch in the second half pistol, with Liquid riding that momentum to reach map point. MIBR still attempted a response but to no avail as the North Americans immediately wrapped things up after denying Epitacio "TACO" de Melo a heroic 1v4 clutch.

MIBR looked a different side during the early stages of Mirage and constantly found holes in Liquid's defense with some well-timed executes and great map control. Nick "nitr0" Cannella's troops improved as the game wore on, though, and finished the half with a narrow 8-7 lead.

MIBR beat Liquid again to punch their ticket to London

A flawless CT side pistol marked the beginning of a dominant period from the Brazilian side, who brought the scoreline to 11-8. Liquid responded thanks to a trio of kills by EliGE in the B site, and put together a string of rounds to equalise the score at 11-11.

It looked like the North Americans had the game under control, but their default plays started to prove ineffective. MIBR kept the Terrorists at bay for the rest of the game and locked down the map at 16-13 off the back of a stunning ace by FalleN.

A chaotic start to Inferno, with rounds going back and forth and neither side managing to get a grip on the game, was brought to an end by a 1v3 clutch from Marcelo "coldzera" David in the fifth round of the game. With Liquid's economy in shatters, MIBR went on a massive run, but a late resurgence by the North Americans saw the half end with a 9-6 scoreline in the Brazilians' favour.

After switching to the CT side, MIBR set up a water-tight defense and won five consecutive rounds to get within touching distance of victory, Liquid put together a string of rounds after that, but their hopes were dealt a heavy blow in the 23rd round as Fernando "fer" Alvarenga pulled off a quick triple-kill in the B entrance. The 27-year-old would prove decisive in the final round of the game as he created a two-man advantage for his team early on, leaving Liquid unable to fight back.

Matchpage
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 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 58 - 42 +16 78.7 1.24
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 56 - 50 +6 77.0 1.07
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 47 - 46 +1 70.2 1.07
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 51 - 57 -6 87.4 1.05
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 35 - 54 -19 55.6 0.82
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 59 - 49 +10 83.8 1.22
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 52 - 55 -3 76.5 1.00
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 47 - 50 -3 71.2 0.98
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 47 - 47 0 65.9 0.98
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 44 - 47 -3 61.7 0.88

The final standings of ECS Season 7 NA Week 5 are:

1. Brazil MIBR - $12,000
2. United States Liquid - $5,000
3-4. United States Cloud9 - $2,500
3-4. Brazil INTZ - $2,500
5-8. United States Singularity - $750
5-8. Brazil Luminosity - $750
5-8. United States eUnited - $750
5-8. United States Spacestation - $750

Below you can find the prize money leaderboard in the region (not featuring the winners of the first three weeks):

1. Brazil MIBR - $24,000
2-3. United States Liquid - $10,750
2-3. Brazil INTZ - $10,750
4. Brazil Luminosity - $9,000
5. United States Cloud9 - $5,750
6. United States eUnited - $4,750
7. United States Spacestation - $3,750
8. United States Singularity - $2,250
9. United States Bad News Bears - $1,500
10. South Africa ATK - $750

The ECS Season 7 Finals will be held from June 6-9 at the SSE Arena in London, where eight teams will square off for their share of a $500,000 prize pool. The complete team list for the event is the following:

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1103
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1130
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1082
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1070
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#2
cogu | 
Brazil OrsiXD 
felps cheating ADR
2019-05-25 02:59
#198
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
Onliners
2019-05-25 16:53
#3
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Brazil CapJamal 
EZ 4 MIBR
2019-05-25 02:57
#120
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Portugal balele666 
Mibr is overrated guy has been too quiet lately :p
2019-05-25 07:36
#165
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Portugal Guiarte 
True kkkkkkk
2019-05-25 14:30
2019-05-25 10:24
#225
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Brazil coudi 
+1 lmao
2019-05-26 17:03
#4
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Portugal v1centeF 
EZ4GIANTS
2019-05-25 02:58
#145
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Portugal MCDOUG 
+1
2019-05-25 11:05
#154
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Portugal Pato_Gula 
+10000
2019-05-25 12:44
#197
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Brazil indk 
+1
2019-05-25 16:48
#5
yuurih | 
Brazil imcyrus 
Gg
2019-05-25 02:58
Very well done. Ggwp
2019-05-25 02:58
#7
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Macau Bent0 
fer & fallen goat
2019-05-25 02:58
BR dominating NA ^^
2019-05-25 02:58
tudo normal por aqui
2019-05-25 03:03
Nothing new lol
2019-05-25 09:42
#156
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Brazil aguiarw0w 
tudo normal por aqui /2
2019-05-25 12:56
tudo normal por aqui /3
2019-05-25 14:49
#192
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Brazil KampBR 
Tudo normal por aqui /4
2019-05-25 16:43
#199
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Brazil xd_noob 
Tudo normal por aqui/5
2019-05-25 17:13
#213
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Brazil leolima1602 
Tudo normal por aqui /6
2019-05-25 20:05
#217
FalleN | 
Brazil trevis 
Tudo normal por aqui/7
2019-05-25 20:53
#218
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Finland ntprodka 
tudo normal por aqui/8
2019-05-25 21:54
#221
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Brazil |witcher| 
nt prokda
2019-05-26 02:17
tudo normal por aqui/9
2019-05-27 13:49
#223
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Brazil NessMIBR 
Uai
2019-05-26 04:24
lol
2019-05-25 02:59
#10
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Brazil fuNNa 
EZ
2019-05-25 02:59
#12
fer | 
Brazil luizinnnn 
EZ4FER
2019-05-25 02:59
nice win gg
2019-05-25 03:00
#15
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Brazil w001 
-TACO +KSCERATO!
2019-05-25 03:00
>KSERATO >good suport player Pick one
2019-05-25 11:43
i pick kscerato
2019-05-25 11:49
#155
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Brazil mrschagas 
I pick cruc1al
2019-05-25 12:53
TACO left
2019-05-25 13:41
#200
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Brazil xd_noob 
i pick TACO
2019-05-25 17:13
#187
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Brazil cleckzz 
How can MIBR win without a support player? Taco is a very good support player.
2019-05-25 16:25
#204
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Brazil xd_noob 
They look only for frags. If TACO doesn't kill much = -TACO +KSCERATO
2019-05-25 18:04
gg
2019-05-25 03:00
Ez
2019-05-25 03:00
#19
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Ukraine volanchick 
Nice run!
2019-05-25 03:00
#20
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Portugal kallihan 
Ez for USP main weapon
2019-05-25 03:01
ez
2019-05-25 03:01
#22
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United States ferric 
Very bad look for Liquid
2019-05-25 03:01
#222
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Brazil |witcher| 
Indeed. Liquid should've won this.
2019-05-26 02:32
wp liquid
2019-05-25 03:01
#38
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Brazil onwkase 
+1
2019-05-25 03:09
Br cs > NA cs
2019-05-25 03:02
You wish, Mibr is washed up.
2019-05-25 03:05
#174
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Australia invye 
Liquid played 4 games before this BTW
2019-05-25 15:04
#211
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Brazil Drihten 
2 majors anyway. liquid wasnt playing well even the games earlier
2019-05-25 19:54
I thought only BR made excuses :>
2019-05-26 01:36
+1
2019-05-26 20:06
#25
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Brazil sprk1 
mibr lookin good! wp both teams
2019-05-25 03:02
WHY SO EASY?
2019-05-25 03:03
Cause M16r washed up
2019-05-25 03:05
nt
2019-05-25 03:12
#32
Brazil gux4 
why so easy? SA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NA EU>NA OCEANIA> NA
2019-05-25 03:06
#193
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Brazil KampBR 
ASIA = NA
2019-05-25 16:44
i hope that the groups be like MIBR, North, Complexity, Vitality Astralis, Furia, NIP , NRG
2019-05-25 03:06
#36
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Brazil danluchesi 
The champion is back!
2019-05-25 03:08
TACO so bad individuelly today
2019-05-25 03:09
tell me something new
2019-05-25 03:10
Very good colectively tho
2019-05-25 03:37
TODAY? He is the worst performing player of mibr.
2019-05-25 05:30
I mean obviously, he needs to be the worse performing player on MiBR otherwise something is wrong
2019-05-25 05:40
#175
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Brazil Whillpull 
TACO so bad individually everyday
2019-05-25 15:17
#188
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Brazil cleckzz 
Today? He's a good player for support, not for play individually.
2019-05-25 16:31
his decision making has nothing to do with being support player
2019-05-25 16:45
i was right
2019-05-25 03:12
#58
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Brazil Guilernsz 
USA = UNITED SILVERS OF AMERICA
2019-05-25 03:27
#78
TACO | 
Brazil user2740 
k
2019-05-25 04:21
I bet you thought that was quite funny in your head.
2019-05-25 04:53
#98
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Brazil Guilernsz 
Making fun of others is good, but when they make fun of you, it's all uncomfortable.
2019-05-25 05:12
What??
2019-05-25 05:14
Dude probably used google translate on that one
2019-05-25 10:52
BR boring retards
2019-05-25 08:09
#176
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Brazil Whillpull 
MAD CUZ NOSCENER KKKKKKK
2019-05-25 15:19
#59
FalleN | 
Brazil Salies 
People calling MIBR onliners. So much shit here in HLTV, it disgusts me... I mean you can cheer for whoever you want but it's undeniable that this brazilian lineup is one of the best to have ever touched the game. But what am I doing, trying to find respect in these comments, kek.
2019-05-25 03:30
#181
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Brazil PQD28 
+1
2019-05-25 15:42
#61
device | 
China az514k 
the team list of ecs finals looks boring
2019-05-25 03:32
yyeah actually would be more fun if c9 won against mibr
2019-05-25 08:06
#177
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Brazil Whillpull 
NT
2019-05-25 15:20
#63
Kjaerbye | 
United States t1t0 
Cryyyy !!! Liquid Does not represent USA ,Mibr Won last week and won again this week and end chat .
2019-05-25 03:35
#65
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Brazil hakkinen10 
EZ4MIBR
2019-05-25 03:37
#66
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Brazil bandicoot 
EZ Clap
2019-05-25 03:41
God Job Mibr !!!
2019-05-25 03:44
#68
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United States WilsonDS 
Lol stew ruined liquid
2019-05-25 03:51
#79
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United States Eduzera 
Stew is a very good player, but...
2019-05-25 04:22
Can you imagine autimatic for stewie2k? Nitr0 wouldn't have to be a calling AWP if he didn't want to be.
2019-05-25 04:41
#158
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United States WilsonDS 
Yeah he's nuts but hasn't really been doing very good since he joined liquid.
2019-05-25 13:10
#69
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Brazil Felzeed 
LIQUID HAHAHAHAHA LOL
2019-05-25 03:54
Very good job from FalleN & Co.
2019-05-25 03:55
#71
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Sweden fxzo 
Liquid had a very bad day, well play both team btw
2019-05-25 03:55
#73
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India Iamtanmay 
Here's when experience matters the most
2019-05-25 04:04
Liquid in slump today, MIBR with some lucky timing of this match
2019-05-25 04:05
#76
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Brazil Krammerzera 
Mibr top 1, cry is free, cry in my bilau.....
2019-05-25 04:14
Nice. Kick taco thx
2019-05-25 04:35
Hope fallen & core doesn't ever listen 2 ppl like you again.
2019-05-25 05:07
#151
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United Kingdom IJackSI 
+1
2019-05-25 11:48
Ok hater
2019-05-25 19:45
I think you should shut up because the team is playing very well all the line up are playing so well, so shut up, TACO is good and Felps too
2019-05-25 15:20
YOU should shut up, they aren't doing well do you even know the last time they won a tier 1 event?
2019-05-25 19:46
Ez for mibr top1 coming
2019-05-25 04:36
#84
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Vietnam tat96 
Oh i see astralis there, can't wait to see who's gonna be 2nd placed again boysss
2019-05-25 04:37
haters gonna hate, hate, hate.
2019-05-25 04:40
#88
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Brazil kaiohx 
mibr <3
2019-05-25 04:43
Congrats to MiBR! Been playing well online so far.
2019-05-25 04:51
#101
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Brazil vini_champss 
Taco cold fallen and Fer, win 2 majors, playing from their room.
2019-05-25 05:24
#100
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Brazil Xcoozee 
Vamooz
2019-05-25 05:23
#102
Maluk3 | 
Brazil Morbin 
CHUPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2019-05-25 05:25
Sorry guys. No excuses that the game was online. You wouldn’t be accepting this excuse if liquid wins. Mibr did a good job, this week and last week. Just accept it, won’t hurt. They are both good teams. And what I’m looking for is mibr or even liquid to crush Astralis and bring a major home. We are at the same side against EU dominance, despite the fun we make of each other. Gl liquid, gl mibr and to hell with Astralis.
2019-05-25 05:41
Eu teams will allways dominate in cs. Just accept it and you will sleep better 😂
2019-05-25 07:08
Well, their last performance just doesn’t show it. They are consistently losing to Ence, Liquid, NaVi, Faze and even MIBR.
2019-05-25 19:50
unlike you we actually want astralis over mibr. Hell with br.
2019-05-25 08:03
#136
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United States arandomguy 
I would rather be happy if Astralis or any EU teams wins over Mibr.i can't just tolerate these Brazilian trashtalkers.
2019-05-25 09:45
He actually said something good...u r the one NA brainless trashtalker....can't accept defeat? Stupid kid losing once might be a coincidence but twice in a row ? And u call them onliners than what about the first game and did they won 2 major playing in their Bedroom?
2019-05-25 10:48
#143
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United States arandomguy 
You are the one who talking bs...I never said they were onliners and i never undermined Mibr.I said I can't stand these mibr fans.Think before you type shit stupid
2019-05-25 10:52
Look urself ..u were talking about mibr. U said u want to see them losing
2019-05-25 10:59
#147
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United States arandomguy 
What's wrong with wanting them to lose you idiot...and i was talking about their fans.Pointless to argue when you don't even understand what I am saying
2019-05-25 11:15
u dont wht ur talking about either....ur just one of the mibr haters who just cant stand their success over LULquid....im not a mibr fan either but im not a shit like u who cant accept others success
2019-05-25 15:31
Are you angry bro? Are you in chock? Don’t act like that. You guys love to make fun of us, don’t get angry when we hit back. It’s just a game after all. Despite of what brazilians say, we cheer for liquid. Don’t be like that. No reason to hate us. Love and peace!
2019-05-25 20:02
#215
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United States arandomguy 
Bruh I don't have any hate towards Mibr,but the fans though...its a different thing.I have never seen fans in any kinds of sports trash talking like mibr fanboys.They are too arrogant.
2019-05-25 20:14
Like anyone who’s on the top and winning. Mibr core has a reputable history, specially considering that they came from nowhere in a situation where they didn’t even got the money to travel abroad and got an aid from ESEA and Fnatic to go to Poland. Getting there, in their first major, they got legend status. In the consecutive events, they got 2 majors with this core. So yeah, we are not being blatantly arrogant here. They really deserve some respect.
2019-05-25 20:36
#163
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Brazil trevz 
liquid was on lan in summit's house. let them cry.
2019-05-25 14:05
That's still an online game...
2019-05-25 14:54
#182
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Brazil PQD28 
+1, gl Liquid, gl MIBR and go to hell Astralis.
2019-05-25 15:47
I just got blinded by the moment. I saw a glimmer of what I’m supposed to be. If this is it. You wanna bet, don’t dream it’s over. Cause I don’t wanna be another believer.
2019-05-25 05:44
furia vs mibr would be insane :D
2019-05-25 06:23
#183
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Brazil PQD28 
So true, i'm really excited about this game.
2019-05-25 15:49
ferGOD top 1
2019-05-25 07:20
Fer played so well
2019-05-25 07:31
mibr cant even beat ence, navi, FaZe, and wtf like panda? how would u expect them to be top2 omegalul
2019-05-25 08:02
nt c9 bandwagon after they won boston LOL
2019-05-25 08:48
been a fan of this roster since autimatic was first introduced in this lineup.
2019-05-25 10:31
C9 soon of out of top 30 boy don't worry
2019-05-25 10:49
They are not yet
2019-05-25 20:05
#125
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Israel wetz 
LULQUID
2019-05-25 08:06
ez
2019-05-25 08:41
#132
shox | 
India iejesus 
hmm
2019-05-25 08:53
Good game maaah boiss
2019-05-25 09:29
Is this game still active? 😃
2019-05-25 11:08
yes, 218x11 for mibr so far
2019-05-25 11:19
#149
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Russia Glihhh 
Ez4mibr
2019-05-25 11:19
Come on Liquid.. Get autimatic and Astralis would actually have to fight for the next major. Love that lineup except Stewie,
2019-05-25 12:07
#157
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
Lol, and furia is better than mibr. Curious to see ecs final.
2019-05-25 13:07
#162
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Furia still lacks big lan experiences, don't expect too much
2019-05-25 13:51
#186
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Brazil PQD28 
Fúria better than MIBR OMEGALUL
2019-05-25 15:55
#164
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Brazil danluchesi 
MIBR please -Felps + Elige (he speaks PT)
2019-05-25 14:19
TACO >>>>>> KSCERATO <<<<<<<
2019-05-25 14:33
Onliners strike again
2019-05-25 14:42
#TACO_2_majors_s1mple_0_major #neverforget
2019-05-25 14:55
P1mple lost to heroic aaaaaaaaaxaxaxaxa
2019-05-25 14:56
but coldzera also lost to heroic
2019-05-25 14:58
#191
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South America Idkman 
but coldzera has 2 majors xd
2019-05-25 16:41
yeah in 2016
2019-05-26 17:47
#231
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South America Idkman 
nice argument, but still 0 majors
2019-05-26 23:32
nice arguments, s1mple is still way better than coldzera ever was
2019-05-28 13:24
Nice match. Cant wait to watch mibr against astralis on b3 :-)
2019-05-25 14:57
Let people be happly and say shit anonymously online while it lasts... Agains EU is what matters. Na and sa join against EU cocky boys.
2019-05-25 16:44
taco always bad.. omfg, when they gonna kick this guy
2019-05-25 16:47
#201
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Romania IoanSilviu 
0 IQ
2019-05-25 17:16
#202
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Brazil PQD28 
+1
2019-05-25 17:54
i agree, he has 0 iq.
2019-05-25 18:46
#206
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Romania IoanSilviu 
xd
2019-05-25 18:46
#203
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World nakTriceps 
FURIA against MIBR or Astralis for the first time will be amazing. Great experience for the boys.
2019-05-25 18:01
#207
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Brazil chococaine 
Botaco
2019-05-25 19:36
well played
2019-05-25 22:18
NA cs omegaLUL
2019-05-26 17:09
#227
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Brazil pilastra 
Support player, entry fragger, - 19 k/d.. Its a bit too much..
2019-05-26 17:40
#227
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Brazil pilastra 
Support player, entry fragger, - 19 k/d.. Its a bit too much..
2019-05-26 17:40
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