WESG softens nationality rules for 2019 event

The organisers of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) have announced the first details about the 2019 event, which will be the first to drop the single-nationality restriction for the entire squad.

According to the updated rulebook, teams now require just three players sharing the same nationality to compete in the main tournament and in the national and regional qualifiers, with up to two foreigners allowed to play.

This change is likely to see a drop in the number of mix lineups attending the WESG Finals, with teams like Liquid, NRG and Natus Vincere now ticking all the boxes required.

Teams can now field up to two foreigners in the WESG circuit

CS:GO is one of the four official games that will be played at WESG 2019 along with Dota 2, StarCraft 2 and PES2019, with the dates and venue still to be confirmed.

The 2018 WESG World Finals came to an end in March and saw Windigo take home the grand prize of $500,000 after defeating AGO in the grand final of the tournament, which was held in Chongqing, China.

Very nice! This means BIG could play with 4 germans + Xantares?! Great news!
2019-06-25 11:51
very nice
2019-06-25 11:50
F5 and still not first LOL
2019-06-25 11:50
#54
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
ez for tyloo lul
2019-06-25 12:03
#65
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Netherlands wrecking 
+1
2019-06-25 12:09
#96
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Austria shaakeh 
+1
2019-06-25 12:36
#129
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United States Tyler_Durden 
+1
2019-06-25 13:51
#166
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China Aachen 
+1 Now increase the prizepool back to normal
2019-06-26 04:08
#7
2019-06-25 13:04
#7
2019-06-26 13:14
#11
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nice event! Maybe FaZe can go now and win their first tournament!
2019-06-25 11:51
#23
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Faze already 2 trophies this year <3
2019-06-25 11:53
#27
DeathZz | 
Spain Dewell 
In faze all players are from diffetents countries WTF
2019-06-25 11:53
Haha
2019-06-25 11:54
#30
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Sweden Kasidro 
No, it says you can field 2 foreigners, faze is a complete mix so they can't play.
2019-06-25 11:54
he's being sarcastic
2019-06-25 12:04
#68
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Hmmm :))))
2019-06-25 12:11
#74
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Sweden Kasidro 
With faze winning yes, I bet he missed the part about only two foreigners though, or that sarcasm woooshed over my head :)
2019-06-25 12:13
nah he was being sarcastic the whole way thru I'm pretty sure lmao
2019-06-25 12:17
#110
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Poland AntlerPog 
r/Woooosh
2019-06-25 13:05
haha
2019-06-25 13:10
#167
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China Aachen 
Imagine getting baited by Mr. F5 LUL Unless if this is a double bait
2019-06-26 04:10
#132
steel | 
Greece 1926 
r/woosh
2019-06-25 13:56
faze? xddd 5 diffrent nationalities
2019-06-25 11:56
i will find u n kill u
2019-06-26 10:54
Alright reported.
2019-06-26 11:10
fck u lil beetch
2019-06-26 13:08
#25
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
BIG not good enough to even qualify
2019-06-25 11:53
Or even better, 3 Germans, XANTARES and smooya
2019-06-25 11:53
+1
2019-06-25 11:56
#70
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Easy carry by the turk and brit then!
2019-06-25 12:11
and 1 german ofc :)
2019-06-25 12:55
fck off then
2019-06-26 10:54
Cry
2019-06-25 12:02
#55
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
Yeah I mean.. Big could go with their team + Xantares but Big sucks so doesn't matter lelelel
2019-06-25 12:03
#75
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Europe _jUNGLE 
2 Germans 2 Turks 1 Polish German pride LUL
2019-06-25 12:13
#87
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France Uexo 
It's like saying that french national football team is french OMEGALUL
2019-06-25 12:23
#88
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Germany Axel_Voss 
Ok so Liquid is not american?
2019-06-25 12:24
#101
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France Yoyoona00 
Leave that dumb racist alone. We have a lot of this shit in our country. They are much more invasive than migrants, that's for sure.
2019-06-25 12:50
#102
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Germany Axel_Voss 
Yeah people like him are just stuck in the '30s
2019-06-25 12:51
#141
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Ukraine beazztov 
XANTARES, gob b - turks denis, tiziaN - germans tabseN - polish
2019-06-25 14:35
#157
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Turkey OdunKafaYT 
+1
2019-06-25 19:10
#159
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
nt fuhrer
2019-06-25 21:44
#180
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Ukraine beazztov 
double citizenship
2019-06-27 00:35
who?
2019-06-25 13:32
Why is astralis not playing in those?
2019-06-25 14:57
#151
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United States @FyreCS 
Imagine going to WESG and losing first 2 matches against tier 3 teams lul
2019-06-25 17:19
r u talking about mibr???
2019-06-26 13:13
#181
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United States @FyreCS 
Mibr and BIg lul! Sprout best German team ;) I am part German also ;)
2019-06-27 14:40
Very nice
2019-06-26 11:43
Nice
2019-06-25 11:50
#41
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Other zj2 
bad rule
2019-06-25 11:58
#66
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Europe Earpiece 
+1
2019-06-25 12:09
No I disagree At least the old rule was something a bit novel. This one just excludes some teams and isn't quite as special
2019-06-25 13:29
ok
2019-06-25 11:50
32-3
2019-06-25 13:56
#5
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North America HitGirl 
Nice
2019-06-25 11:50
#77
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Brazil brantford 
+1
2019-06-25 12:14
#6
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
nice
2019-06-25 11:50
#8
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Poland misioneos 
cool and nice
2019-06-25 11:51
#72
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Belgium Corrosion 
+1
2019-06-25 12:12
Nice
2019-06-25 11:51
#10
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Ukraine ksay 
NA'VI to represent ruskies ECKS DEE
2019-06-25 11:51
#69
NEO | 
Poland kola5410 
Yup lol, or they'll pick markeloff
2019-06-25 12:11
Or a guy like sdy who is actually good
2019-06-25 12:55
#115
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China hdgamerrr 
I would like to see one more markeloff game
2019-06-25 13:15
Actually this. He's nowhere to be found.
2019-06-25 14:47
#12
Xyp9x | 
Ukraine 60hzgods 
nice
2019-06-25 11:51
#13
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United Kingdom seoseraph 
Now they are just a shit tournament with nothing setting them apart from the others (except the fact that the prize pool is stupidly high).
2019-06-25 11:51
#21
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United Kingdom seoseraph 
Oh well, we shall see how well it goes for them
2019-06-25 11:52
#76
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Europe ununtrium 
+1
2019-06-25 12:14
#31
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
How is it bad that prize pool is high? Just good for players/orgs imo.
2019-06-25 11:55
#67
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United Kingdom seoseraph 
Well a lot of people seem to complain about the tournament and how it's run. Especially SpunJ. I obviously wouldn't know cause I haven't been. But that's what I was basing it off of.
2019-06-25 12:09
#158
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New Zealand LewsTherin 
I went the year before. It's different. I wouldn't say it's a bad tournament, it's just run differently. They want to make it a lot more formal and professional but sometimes fail to realise it's an eSports event.
2019-06-25 20:05
#71
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United Kingdom seoseraph 
And I didn't say the prize pool being high was bad, it's one of the only things going for them
2019-06-25 12:12
#84
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Yeah i also heard some shit about how wesg is run but i think its good to have some tournaments that give big payoffs. Makes cs scene bigger and better. Like elige was complaining some time ago they get about same money in year dota players get from one tournament. TI i think it was. And you only have to get like 5-6th place. Long story short: It's good to have some more money in cs comp scene.
2019-06-25 12:18
#155
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Faroe Islands Josuke 
yup
2019-06-25 18:59
so basically lot of top usa team can join. lol
2019-06-25 11:51
good
2019-06-25 11:51
This is cool, but weren't they trying to be like the "olympics" of CS:GO? Now they're just a Chinese event with a huge prize pool.
2019-06-25 11:52
y but they didnt get the expectations they wanted for their tournament
2019-06-25 11:54
Yeah, but if that's the case just lower the prize pool and be like IEM Shanghai but with more participants. They should either make their event good, or make it unique, as they clearly don't want to bother doing both.
2019-06-25 11:56
#97
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Russia parovozik 
+1
2019-06-25 12:37
#145
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North America noahB_ 
I mean u still need majority of players from 1 nation. Many teams cant play still like faze, mouz, hr.
2019-06-25 14:58
True, but it still kind-of feels like they should either remove the rule, or go all the way. It's a principle thing, I suppose.
2019-06-25 15:06
#179
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United Kingdom Yuli 
Yeah, either full national teams or normal teams.
2019-06-26 17:08
#17
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Iraq DuncanAK 
I don't like it WESG was like the world cup of csgo Which can show that a pro player can play with a different roster and still can compete and won tournaments
2019-06-25 11:52
It wasn't because best national team, Astralis weren't attending. Now that more top teams may join, they will consider going to China
2019-06-25 11:55
#45
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Other zj2 
astralis werent attending everything except BLAST, ur point? its not because there was no top teams lol
2019-06-25 12:00
What about wesg events before blast existed
2019-06-25 12:01
#52
device | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
its because the tournament itself is fucking trash and its organised very badly
2019-06-25 12:02
yeah these chinese events cant get their shit together for some odd reason
2019-06-25 14:05
#38
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
No it wasn't
2019-06-25 11:56
#106
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Austria gex0r 
It was not, because they would have needed a rule then that denied all players being from one team. It makes more sense now
2019-06-25 12:56
#18
NiKo | 
India Ganeshcg4 
Noic
2019-06-25 11:52
#19
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France MIK120 
PogChamp
2019-06-25 11:52
oh finally full navi roster could attend
2019-06-25 11:52
S1mple:"Blya ya nehochu za russkih vistupat :("
2019-06-25 11:52
#24
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Ukraine XandrOF 
NaVi will play like a russian team. So bad...
2019-06-25 11:53
why
2019-06-25 12:01
They won't okay at all, boombla will just eat everyone
2019-06-25 12:40
#136
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Brazil Capi___ 
Lmao
2019-06-25 14:02
#32
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Sweden Trkmag 
WESG T1 event now Pog
2019-06-25 11:55
Haha 😆 😂 🤣 what about Faze 🥺
2019-06-25 11:55
And mousesports. :P These two team won't be able to attend. Tough luck but now many others can and Astralis will consider to attend as well if other good teams will do it. WESG was a good tournament for smaller orgs to win good money. Now this time is over. Event will be better for the viewers but bad for the smaller orgs. Without WESG Windigo wouldn't be there where they are today.
2019-06-25 12:33
#39
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Croatia Netkov 
Not good.
2019-06-25 11:56
Not bad,would be better if the event itself was not trash
2019-06-25 11:57
#53
device | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
LUL +1
2019-06-25 12:03
#42
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Europe amaxed83 
thats pretty fucking stupid... went from being unique like world cup/olympics to just being like any other tournament in csgo
2019-06-25 11:59
#46
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Other zj2 
not even like any other, its something in the middle, which makes it extra stupid, cuz teams like mouz, faze , still cant attend, but liquid , navi, can
2019-06-25 12:00
#51
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Europe amaxed83 
oh true i didnt even think of them. whoever thought this would be good is braindead lmao
2019-06-25 12:02
#43
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Australia Australis 
good option for cis/na teams
2019-06-25 11:59
still trash TIER4 tournamnet with tier1 prize pool
2019-06-25 12:00
#114
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Germany Bicepsislove 
Tier 2.5 tournament 😂😂
2019-06-25 13:13
I think the solution would be to ban premade teams that have one nationality, so you can really claim being the "world cup esports". You need to do a mix team to enter. Maybe even giving the resources so those mix teams could practice a week or so before the event.
2019-06-25 12:02
#56
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
T4 tournamnet
2019-06-25 12:03
#57
mimi | 
Philippines nilb0g 
wtf is this prizepool
2019-06-25 12:04
#61
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Hungary subzera 
WESG prize pool is always insane with 1/2 of the teams being absolute shit teams you've never heard of
2019-06-25 12:06
#58
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Hungary subzera 
WESG removing the 1 thing that made it interesting
2019-06-25 12:04
#59
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Russia For_next 
+Na'Vi on WESG
2019-06-25 12:04
#62
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Finland JHdash77 
They should require 4 of the same nationality tbh
2019-06-25 12:07
Stop giving these tier 99 teams spots and invite the top 10 teams
2019-06-25 12:07
#81
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
+1 these teams take that ez money
2019-06-25 12:15
This is a tier 1 tournament for tier 3 teams. Tier 3 teams must have money too
2019-06-25 13:52
#152
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
I guess they do this to kinda level up competition so teams like mouz and faze could play, but that ruins wesg that we know and its going to be tournament like others I agree with you that tier 3 teams should have tournaments that they can actually win and get good money
2019-06-25 17:33
#64
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
worst tournament ever shouldn't happen
2019-06-25 12:08
#73
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India Noobdian1 
Finally
2019-06-25 12:13
#79
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Denmark oskarsports 
nothing special then, the only teams that can't compete are mouz, faze and hellraisers
2019-06-25 12:14
#80
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
meh
2019-06-25 12:15
#82
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India Noobdian1 
Signify and entity will rekted everybody now
2019-06-25 12:17
yoo, actually very nice!
2019-06-25 12:20
weird
2019-06-25 12:23
So wesg is now a normal csgo tournament... No sense
2019-06-25 12:24
#90
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Argentina epov.boris 
Wesg 2019: Sign up 2019 Regional qualifiers 2020 Main event 2021
2019-06-25 12:26
Boosting money tournament like BLAST.
2019-06-25 12:27
#92
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Brazil trevz 
RIP FaZe
2019-06-25 12:29
good improvement
2019-06-25 12:32
seems like a semi measure to me; this clearly opens up WESG for big names such as Na'Vi, Liquid, NRG; gives a good chance to heroic, crazy, col, gamer legion, c9 (maybe :} ), BIG; but great teams like FaZe and Mouz are still banned due to an unnecessary made up rule
2019-06-25 12:34
#98
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
well, just do single nationality, not this...
2019-06-25 12:39
too much events we have, thats why WESG cant get on quality
2019-06-25 12:42
Nice!
2019-06-25 12:55
This makes Team Liquid able to play. Nice!
2019-06-25 13:00
#108
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
Now renegades can play, yay
2019-06-25 13:03
Renegades win WESG 2019 confirmed
2019-06-25 13:07
#113
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
idk, it does let Liquid and Na'Vi play, but if they decide to skip WESG, then Renegades should be able to win
2019-06-25 13:13
Although it's more practical, I think it defeats the original purpose of such an event.
2019-06-25 13:16
Ruined
2019-06-25 13:16
#118
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Korea XigNw0w 
The whole idea got destroyed for nothing WESG.
2019-06-25 13:26
#119
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Other Berlenbacher 
So with this change its just a worse version of every other event we have. Here's old thread for one possibility we could have: hltv.org/forums/threads/1846338/csgo-wor..
2019-06-25 13:27
#121
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Armenia gr1nch 
WESG was cool bcuz we could see dreamteams from each countries, now its just bad quality tournament with big prize pool
2019-06-25 13:30
ruined lul
2019-06-25 13:39
gl to some teams
2019-06-25 13:40
#125
malta | 
Malta M0N0L0Q 
Still No FaZe No Mousesports No HellRaisers No GamerLegion And other International teams
2019-06-25 13:40
World Cup csgo <3
2019-06-25 13:42
#127
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Brazil Charizaldo 
This basically killed WESG
2019-06-25 13:43
#128
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France J0riS 
Well WESG kinda lost it's utility which was seeing teams representing ONE country
2019-06-25 13:47
#131
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Russia DJFors 
I don't like it. We lose main feature of this tournament. It becomes a typical event. And we lose really national matching.
2019-06-25 13:52
#138
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World bigb1rd 
Same. I know some teams skip it completely because of the old rules but seeing the Russia and Ukraine mix teams competing was genuinely fun and exciting. It was nice to have something a bit different to watch and it brought together some 'super teams' that people have always wanted to see playing together.
2019-06-25 14:22
Cool, Na'Vi can be now Russian team!
2019-06-25 14:00
Nice! mibr Will loose anyway.
2019-06-25 14:00
Good. People say it was like the olympics os CS GO, but almost no good teams were bothering with the event so it was not really to be taken seriously. Maybe now they will, good change!
2019-06-25 14:27
This rule should've done ages ago.
2019-06-25 14:27
wesg kinda sucked anyways, terrible production, awkward time zone, cockroach infested hotels (lol)
2019-06-25 14:37
awkward time zone? I will give middle finger to you.
2019-06-25 22:09
13h time difference when i call my grandparents in china smh
2019-06-26 00:24
0h time difference for me. ty
2019-06-26 08:53
I watched fkin Katowice Major final at 3 AM. That was retarded for me too. Sry for used dirty words. I love you(No homo)
2019-06-26 08:55
#147
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Brazil hugoooo 
It was about time. This one nationality worked perfectly back on WCG, but nowadays teams are global, mixed, it's a different reality. The only relevant teams that won't be able to attend now are FaZe, mouz, HR, GamersLegion... and the CIS flagged countries (unless they use a stand-in).
2019-06-25 15:29
so it's just a normal event now except some teams like mouz and FaZe can't attend? wtf is even the point then? at least the nationality rule made it a niche tourney shit tournament became even more shit
2019-06-25 15:55
now it looks much better.
2019-06-25 16:13
Rip fnatics win
2019-06-25 16:16
#153
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
RIP only unique tournament.
2019-06-25 18:24
nice
2019-06-25 18:58
Still an irrelevant event.
2019-06-25 19:08
this is so stupid. the first rules where dumb in the first place and now they are allowing everyone except like 3 top teams because fk u that's why
2019-06-26 00:28
#163
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Argentina TiziCron 
#GoIsurus Now you got it
2019-06-26 01:14
#164
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Australia CaZeR01 
Lets go renegades
2019-06-26 01:24
#165
s1mple | 
India KNOX23 
Cool
2019-06-26 04:03
#174
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Europe Brandburger 
Still useless tournament.
2019-06-26 11:49
#182
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France StickyRice 
Vitality to be crowned world champions Thanks
2019-06-27 15:06
one of the biggest prize pools for kinda tier 2 teams. i always wondered why they never promoted this event so much but the prize pool is like a major.
2019-06-28 04:51
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