ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals groups revealed

The draw for the group stage of the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals has taken place, with 16 teams having been split into two double-elimination groups.

Defending champions Astralis will be confident about their chances to cruise through the group stage, with NRG and fnatic expected to provide the greatest threat to a semi-final run for the current No.2 team in the world.

As for Liquid, the North Americans have been paired with two other teams currently in the top 10, FaZe and North, and with longtime rival MIBR, who will be desperate to bounce back from their recent group stage exit at the ECS Season 7 Finals.

Liquid are in the same group as FaZe and MIBR

Kicking off on June 18, the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals will feature a double-elimination group stage, with only the opening round of fixtures being played in a best-of-one format. The group winners will automatically progress to the semi-finals, while the second and third-placed sides will advance to the first round of the playoffs, which will be held at the Sud de France Arena, in Montpellier.

The winner of the best-of-five grand final will secure the lion's share of the tournament's $600,000 prize pool and a point towards the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 ranking, which is currently led by Liquid with two tournament victories.

ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals groups:

MIBR won't make it out of groups, neither will G2.
2019-06-11 16:28
MIBR LUL
2019-06-11 16:29
#17
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
LUL
2019-06-11 16:30
#40
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United States Azuhh 
Liquid wins, quote me on this one lads
2019-06-11 16:37
#183
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Indonesia herocoolzzz 
lets go!
2019-06-12 08:03
BR will eliminate North.
2019-06-11 16:37
#195
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Brazil VonLermen 
You talk about Luminosity, right?
2019-06-12 21:27
MIBR TRASH
2019-06-11 16:37
Wasted ECS spot
2019-06-11 16:43
They were not invited, they conquered it by beating choquid twice in bo3s. STFU
2019-06-11 19:35
online
2019-06-11 20:38
that's the idea of a qualifier tho
2019-06-11 21:43
Minors are offline
2019-06-11 22:58
ik that; but they can't be onliners. they had literally no competition at ECS and made the event unexciting; the main storyline was if blastralis could win it, but once Furia beat em then it became the dethroning of m16r, which proves so after losing to a 15yr old folks player. liquid could've beaten all teams there since it's a LAN, but since m16r seems to be onliners now they'll steal spots away
2019-06-12 08:57
m16r
2019-06-11 18:50
#11
Khaos | 
Sweden Unluko 
Good groups!
2019-06-11 16:29
ez 3rd Grand Slam event for Liquid
2019-06-11 17:04
MiBR will probably go on to be 9th-12th and G2 on 7th-8th spot
2019-06-11 16:33
#28
shox | 
India Adarsh1 
You mean grayhound, heroic, fnatic and NRG are better team then G2, in Group-A.
2019-06-11 16:33
#45
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Finland Faust_fSt 
I'd say he meant C9 instead of Grayhound
2019-06-11 16:37
#54
shox | 
India Adarsh1 
Sorry i forgot to include cloud 9, becz for a while i forgot that c9 even exist.
2019-06-11 16:42
#80
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Finland Faust_fSt 
"Tim and friends (burdens)"
2019-06-11 16:58
Indian trash can
2019-06-11 17:46
#108
shox | 
India Adarsh1 
Indian trash can filled with poop on your face.
2019-06-11 17:51
nice comeback Vitality bandwagoner
2019-06-11 17:54
go hit the gym Adarsh im sure you skinny af like all indians
2019-06-11 17:55
#116
shox | 
India Adarsh1 
Have you even explore india.
2019-06-11 18:02
why would i go to third world?
2019-06-11 18:02
#121
shox | 
India Adarsh1 
It is. 3rd world. Go and watch some vods on YT.
2019-06-11 18:11
To get burgers because apparently thats all u can do, live with parents and eat till u either explode or gets bullied
2019-06-11 18:14
#123
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Poland Lukovsky 
I've just realized MIBR has actually never won a t1 event haha what the fuck
2019-06-11 18:18
Name checks out men 😎😎
2019-06-11 18:28
#70
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
G2 will
2019-06-11 16:48
they will
2019-06-11 17:55
+1
2019-06-11 16:54
Cry Mibr will qualify this time
2019-06-11 17:00
#103
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Singapore ZyZy 
G2 will 100% make it out of the groups.
2019-06-11 17:42
Did you even use your brain for one fucking second to even think about Who each team is going to be playing? God you’re a fucking idiot. Specially all these finish kids that are coming out of hiding because ENCE is actually something for once I swear the finish have the IQ of under 50 every single person there.
2019-06-11 17:46
I'd focus on getting my BMI sub 50 if I was you.
2019-06-11 18:18
#132
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Poland Lukovsky 
haha
2019-06-11 18:37
NaL6Nguent
2019-06-11 18:01
Gotta agree with u this time...
2019-06-11 21:41
#159
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Europe m8likefaint 
What do u expect G2 will just go home at Group Stage or Quarter Finals at best (i dont think thats even possible but why not)
2019-06-11 21:47
G2 will
2019-06-11 23:04
these groups arent balanced at all haha G2 is 10x as likely as mibr
2019-06-12 00:04
Team Liquid Gonna Win
2019-06-12 08:35
haha you're wrong.
2019-06-12 16:05
#3
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North America ZachS721 
Nice
2019-06-11 16:28
#5
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Germany TrumpinaThor 
Lez go
2019-06-11 16:28
#6
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France OxYYY9 
Group B Good luck
2019-06-11 16:28
#104
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Oceania Rusuli 
Stacked group B yet again in ESL Pro League. Seeding may be bad
2019-06-11 17:43
#125
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2019-06-11 18:22
#184
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Indonesia herocoolzzz 
esl just want Astralis won again
2019-06-12 08:04
ok
2019-06-11 16:28
#8
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United States Freakmode 
damn
2019-06-11 16:29
#9
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United States Arluem 
Mibr LUL
2019-06-11 16:29
#12
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Europe Kilian_9047 
Ez 4 Astralis lul
2019-06-11 16:29
EZ4DETONA
2019-06-11 16:31
#24
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Europe Kilian_9047 
Who
2019-06-11 16:31
Another brazilian team that is gonna beat Astralis easier LUL
2019-06-11 16:37
#57
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United States DervGuy 
+1
2019-06-11 16:42
#13
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France Pattapain 
Where is furia ? They disband ?
2019-06-11 16:29
MDL TEAM LUL
2019-06-11 16:32
#29
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France Pattapain 
arf... they fall so hard, from ecs finalist to top4 brasil in mdl :/
2019-06-11 16:33
they need to wait till mdl season 32
2019-06-11 16:35
#118
ZywOo | 
France Qaze 
33* Next mdl season (32), you will not be able to qualify for epl
2019-06-11 18:05
Group B looks so much harder than group A
2019-06-11 16:29
I would have said the exact opposite tbh.
2019-06-11 16:34
#61
rain | 
Slovenia ArlindEl 
Then you're smoking crack
2019-06-11 16:45
I do actually.
2019-06-11 16:48
#126
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
:) okay mens
2019-06-11 18:22
#179
NAF | 
North America JC_123 
+1
2019-06-12 04:30
dude seriously? LG?, mibr, mouseports, hellraisers, tyloo, even mibr? dude that group is just easy pickings for liquid. Unlike group A with actual teams like fnatic, NRG, Astralis, and, maybe c9.
2019-06-12 00:57
From my perspective (as a french fan), I look at the matchups for G2 And the most probable result is : G2 can beat anyone but Astralis in group A (they've been having great series against Fnatic and NRG everytime they faced them) G2 would probably lose against Mousesports, Faze, Liquid, and it would be difficult matchups against North and MIBR as well So yeah I'm glad they're in group A and not in Group B
2019-06-11 16:45
Fair enough, we will see.
2019-06-11 16:49
mibr_in_2k19
2019-06-11 16:29
#16
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France mdK_ 
Let's go Heroic !
2019-06-11 16:30
#18
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India Kirito29 
Wtf is grp2. all good team in 1 grp
2019-06-11 16:30
#120
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World nakTriceps 
OMEGALUL
2019-06-11 18:08
#20
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
NRG, G2, Astralis and Heroic to advance from Group A and FaZe, TyLOO, Liquid, mouz to advance from B.
2019-06-11 16:31
#52
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
Only 6 teams advance. 2nd and 3rd team from each group go to quarters and thw winners of them play the 2 teams that placed 1st in their group. Check the format at Liquipedia
2019-06-11 16:41
#59
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Oh thank you, I remember the format now. Then NRG and Liquid will be at semis I predict and Astralis, Heroic, TYLOO, mouz to quarters.
2019-06-11 16:43
#21
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Hong Kong j0sean 
Who has made the groups ? Wesg?
2019-06-11 16:31
+1
2019-06-11 23:36
Its nice to see how much time people spend thinking/talking about MIBR. To ALL of you, our dear fans, thanks for the audience.
2019-06-11 16:31
Group a ez playoffs for g2 or NRG
2019-06-11 16:31
#26
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Brazil vka96 
EZ for mibr
2019-06-11 16:32
#177
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Brazil Pissolati 
+1
2019-06-12 04:07
#30
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
If G2 and NRG dont make it to playoffs pls disband then
2019-06-11 16:34
G2 has a good chance, dk about NRG stanislaw new IGL
2019-06-11 18:48
-mibr +FURIA
2019-06-11 16:34
#32
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Hungary StraYzie 
Astralis NRG fnatic Liquid FaZe North If 3 go through
2019-06-11 16:34
#85
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France mat660 
NRG, fnatic lul
2019-06-11 17:05
#86
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Hungary StraYzie 
in my eyes, more likely than G2 Now that I know that NRG changed, they will probably need some time before achieving stuff
2019-06-11 17:07
#128
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
North ? Really ?
2019-06-11 18:23
#137
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Hungary StraYzie 
They always reach the playoffs and then they choke
2019-06-11 18:53
#33
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
nice seeding ffs
2019-06-11 16:34
#34
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North America howsa 
give us fantasy!
2019-06-11 16:34
A: fnatic nrg astralis detona B: faze north liquid mouz print it.
2019-06-11 16:35
#66
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
print your mistake? 3 teams from each group
2019-06-11 16:46
Oh, lul, thanks A: nrg astralis detona B: faze liquid mouz print it. ((againz))
2019-06-11 16:50
#178
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Brazil Pissolati 
Mouz kkkkk
2019-06-12 04:07
>not believing in frozen
2019-06-12 05:40
#38
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China Nuggetss 
Let's see whether this new Tyloo can make it to the playoffs.,
2019-06-11 16:35
#46
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Brazil vka96 
Maybe with this new addition they can surprise other teams
2019-06-11 16:37
#39
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Finland KuKkaa 
Astralis NRG G2 Fnatic Liquid FaZe Mousesports North
2019-06-11 16:35
#44
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Brazil erfur 
Its nice to see how much time people spend thinking/talking about MIBR. To ALL of you, our dear fans, thanks for the audience.
2019-06-11 16:37
free tourney for liquid
2019-06-11 16:38
free group*
2019-06-12 00:59
DETONA will destroy Astralis
2019-06-11 16:38
+1
2019-06-11 16:39
Just wanna see karrigan giving faze a beat up :d
2019-06-11 16:39
#51
TACO | 
Brazil torm3ntin 
EZ4FURIA
2019-06-11 16:41
I have a feeling Astralis is gonna win this one, trust me.
2019-06-11 16:41
#55
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United Kingdom mcswagadog 
g2 have very good chance, good records against NRG and Fnatic, i think g2 could make playoffs again
2019-06-11 16:42
#56
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Brazil Thovisk 
Ez LG
2019-06-11 16:42
#60
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Bulgaria zikinu 
Holy shit, group B is the group of death. I hope mouz gets out alive.
2019-06-11 16:44
How many teams come out of groups?
2019-06-11 16:45
6 2 in semis 4 in quarters
2019-06-11 16:46
RIP M16R LUL IN THIS GROUP
2019-06-11 16:46
#67
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
group A OMEGALUL
2019-06-11 16:47
#68
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Pretty even I’d say.
2019-06-11 16:48
#69
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United States Nohj_ 
Ez liquid
2019-06-11 16:48
ez playoffs for g2 will only lose to astralis mark my words
2019-06-11 16:50
#75
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
group a astrais and bundge of crap... and group b death.
2019-06-11 16:51
#76
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Indonesia herocoolzzz 
Liquid ez win pog
2019-06-11 16:53
G2 will make the finals at this event, mark my words!!!
2019-06-11 16:55
#79
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Brazil hugoooo 
Group A so weak lol
2019-06-11 16:57
This trash Brazilian teams lul Fuck
2019-06-11 16:59
DETONA LUL
2019-06-11 17:00
And where is vitalulty? In shit esea mdl. Overrated af
2019-06-11 17:08
#96
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France BRCS_OMEGALUL 
Mad cuz danish team back to tier3:)))
2019-06-11 17:17
lmao they didnt even have a chance to qualify what are you on about?
2019-06-11 20:09
Wtf omg look at group B so unbalanced. Gj esl
2019-06-11 17:09
#90
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Turkey Muff1nzZZ 
FAZE WILL WIN EZ #FaZeUP!
2019-06-11 17:11
lulquid out of groups 😂😂😂
2019-06-11 17:11
RIP group A
2019-06-11 17:11
NaVi :(
2019-06-11 17:11
Grp A : Astralis. Fnatic. NRG/G2. Grp B Liquid. FaZe. Mouz. Mibr, Heroic, North can cause some upsets in their respective groups.
2019-06-11 17:13
Faze ??? And mouz can’t beat mibr for shit tho
2019-06-11 18:37
#95
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
gl FaZe
2019-06-11 17:13
Why only 2 groups? Cant they make like 4 groups ffs
2019-06-11 17:17
#98
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Brazil mth^ 
Here it marks the return of MiBR! Print it and reply me later
2019-06-11 17:17
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-06-11 19:11
#99
sh1ro | 
China kazuk1 
gruop a lol
2019-06-11 17:18
#100
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
GROUP B WAT DE FAK 3/3 european teams in grop b Genius
2019-06-11 17:22
tyloo will attend this event with new roster.Looking forward to their performance
2019-06-11 17:23
#134
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Indonesia st4yn1ght 
who they replace??
2019-06-11 18:42
xccruate placed by Danking
2019-06-12 06:29
#188
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Indonesia st4yn1ght 
hmmm expected... freeman not gonna play??
2019-06-12 11:14
idk...Freeman join the team as coach and backup player..So if tyloo have some visa issues Freeman will play
2019-06-12 12:39
#149
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Germany grabke 
Group B they are going home early like every event.
2019-06-11 20:23
#163
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Germany Constikdw 
Xccurate and AttackeR i suppose
2019-06-11 22:22
xccruate.Not Attacker.Attacker is a decent player
2019-06-12 06:30
expected
2019-06-12 03:28
#102
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Indonesia Alekira 
GG Group B = Hell Group
2019-06-11 17:27
#107
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United Kingdom mcswagadog 
Group a 1.Atralis 2.G2 3.fNATIC nrg just added stanislaw c9 are poo Group B 1.Liquid 2.Mouz 3.North Olof will go back to bot with Neo
2019-06-11 17:46
lmao nice seeding group b is 100x times better
2019-06-11 17:55
No ence & vitality :(.............
2019-06-11 17:58
#119
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United States jlocash 
mouz vs FaZe lets go!!!
2019-06-11 18:07
Very unbalanced
2019-06-11 18:23
#131
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United States @FyreCS 
Group B stacked wtf?! How can I cheer for Liquid and Mouz?!
2019-06-11 18:33
#138
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Turkey Thunderball 
wtf these groups so unbalanced
2019-06-11 18:56
Group b stacked AF!!!
2019-06-11 19:00
mibr 3 defeats. “Thank you guys. Next time we will win.“ Fallen: “congratz Astralis.”
2019-06-11 19:06
Group A is a joke
2019-06-11 19:32
#144
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Malaysia GatzfiX 
Mibr will win this event mark my words bitches
2019-06-11 19:40
#145
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Germany Shackrag 
where is vitality?
2019-06-11 19:46
#150
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Germany grabke 
In MDL
2019-06-11 20:28
#146
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Asia mocity123 
where is ence
2019-06-11 19:54
#151
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Germany grabke 
Not even in MDL anymore.
2019-06-11 20:28
group A rigged, Blast Pro paid for this event 2?
2019-06-11 20:01
Wheres navi?
2019-06-11 20:51
#162
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Romania KennyShoxie1 
bombed out in groups
2019-06-11 21:56
link please
2019-06-11 23:31
#154
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Go liquid!
2019-06-11 21:09
#155
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India transformer 
FaZe or MIBR are screwed for sure though.
2019-06-11 21:34
#156
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Spain akproxx 
Group b lol
2019-06-11 21:35
#160
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Europe m8likefaint 
Group B is a joke right? Or the people who picked this probably got wasted while they were picking groups
2019-06-11 21:48
#190
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
ez 4 Astralis plastic fans
2019-06-12 13:09
#161
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Brazil gasparini11 
EZ 4 TETONA
2019-06-11 21:48
#164
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Brazil Charizaldo 
hahahah Astralis bought the draws
2019-06-11 22:23
#165
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Canada wun_teps 
wtf are these groups, in group a there’s like 4/5 good teams and group B there’s atleast 6
2019-06-11 22:51
Dude group B has some easy pickings for liquid. WTF ESL? #C9WIN
2019-06-12 00:54
navi wins entire thing
2019-06-12 01:02
Astralis Fnatic G2 ________ Liquid FaZe Mouz ________ FaZe vs G2 Mouz vs Fnatic ________ Astralis - Fnatic Liquid - FaZe Astralis 2-3 Liquid
2019-06-12 03:57
#187
shox | 
India iejesus 
good
2019-06-12 10:32
#191
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France kNRD^ 
G2 and Astralis top of their groups for sure.
2019-06-12 13:12
#192
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
Kick taco and Felps MIBR stupid omg anchors
2019-06-12 13:42
Liquid #1
2019-06-12 18:27
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