CR4ZY to attend Arctic Invitational; NRG withdraw

CR4ZY have been confirmed to compete at the Arctic Invitational, joining FURIA on the team list, while NRG withdraw due to scheduling conflicts.

The one-day Arctic Invitational in Helsinki, Finland, will now have CR4ZY competing for the $100,000 prize pool. The European squad join FURIA on the tournament's roster while NRG, the first invited team to the event, have announced they are pulling out of the tournament due to scheduling conflicts.

nexa & co. will attend the Arctic Invitational in Finland

CR4ZY, who have the Finnish AWPer Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo on their roster, are currently ranked #18 in the world, and were just one map win away from qualifying to ESL One New York through the EU qualifier, although they eventually lost the final's decider, Train, to G2.

Now, CR4ZY are getting ready to kick off their Minor run as they are slated to play their group A opening match against Sprout in Berlin.

The tournament, which will take place at the Hartwall Arena on September 14th, will feature one more invited team to take NRG's place as well as one Finnish team from a local qualifier, which will take place next month at Tubecon 2019.

With the addition of CR4ZY and the subtraction of NRG, the team list is the following:

Brazil FURIA
Other Invite
Serbia CR4ZY
Finland Finnish Qualifier
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
expected
2019-07-16 20:14
#8
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Poland Unluko
Nice
2019-07-16 20:15
F5
2019-07-16 20:18
#61
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
ENCE next invite
2019-07-16 22:01
Ence will be playing in Blast Pro Moscow
2019-07-16 23:01
#65
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
fakin bish
2019-07-16 23:16
#147
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Poland Ryunar
flair is confused
2019-07-23 06:22
#148
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
I've already forgotten why I posted that
2019-07-23 07:28
ez irrelevant tourney dodge
2019-07-16 20:18
fo mf
2019-07-17 07:57
rip nrg :C
2019-07-16 20:14
#3
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Finland Jack1CS
lmao
2019-07-16 20:14
#4
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Netherlands BigMarvin
Nexa neckbeard
2019-07-16 20:14
#53
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Myanmar xdcc
noone comes close to this boi hltv.org/gallery/view/127580
2019-07-16 21:16
#6
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Brazil Cariocazera
ez 4 cr4zy
2019-07-16 20:15
#7
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Europe LoookATme
onliners
2019-07-16 20:15
Nrg scared of furia rip
2019-07-16 20:15
LAN DODGERS LUL
2019-07-16 20:15
poggers
2019-07-16 20:15
#13
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China hdgamerrr
Tier2019 Lan btw
2019-07-16 20:16
I think they have been invited to blast pro moscow so they cant attend just like ence
2019-07-16 20:30
#34
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Germany misterE
+1
2019-07-16 20:37
Wow
2019-07-16 21:16
I would like to see virtus.pro, they have shown a lot of good cs recently
2019-07-16 20:15
what?
2019-07-17 02:05
Good cs, are u high?
2019-07-17 09:47
#86
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Serbia Igi90
Cr4Zy much better than VP
2019-07-17 11:08
ez 4 albino
2019-07-16 20:16
GamerLegion confirmed
2019-07-16 20:17
#38
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Serbia FluiDiTy
Prolly
2019-07-16 20:47
tournamnet
2019-07-16 20:21
The European squad join FURIA on the tournamnet's roster
2019-07-16 20:22
#21
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Poland SebL
Please, invite Virtus.Pro ! or NiP.
2019-07-16 20:23
#22
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Libya nanaichini
ence may have chance to win the Finnish qualifier !
2019-07-16 20:27
ez dodge for low tier tourney LOL
2019-07-16 20:27
Not smart, NRG actually could’ve won this event.
2019-07-16 20:29
#26
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United States me_0_major
looks like being cr4zy can get you farther than being nrg #dontfakeit #respect
2019-07-16 20:29
nice jersey
2019-07-16 20:30
+1
2019-07-16 21:12
Nrg easy money. Wtf.
2019-07-16 20:31
Maybe another tournament?
2019-07-16 21:06
BLAST Moscow
2019-07-16 21:20
A major in Moscow or St. Petersburg would be interesting.
2019-07-17 09:49
#30
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Finland Haksu
Farssi :)
2019-07-16 20:32
TIME TO GO H4RD TIME TO GO CR4ZY I'd love to know who tf came up with their rebranding idea
2019-07-16 20:34
Prob money
2019-07-17 17:55
#33
ropz | 
Finland qhann
tournamnet
2019-07-16 20:35
Worst name so cringe, valiance was way better
2019-07-16 20:41
#37
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Serbia bra1np
Nice
2019-07-16 20:47
#39
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Colombia AlejoBuh
ez4ence
2019-07-16 20:52
ence wont attend
2019-07-16 20:58
#40
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Lithuania Scanixon
Go Cr4zY #Dontfakeit # respekt
2019-07-16 20:53
EzFuria
2019-07-16 21:00
time to go hard guys time to go CR4ZY
2019-07-16 21:02
#46
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Tunisia darkoplax
NRG withdrew cause they probably got invited to New york
2019-07-16 21:11
#48
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Brazil igster
#gocr4zy #dontfakeit #hashtagsarecringe
2019-07-16 21:12
Nice to see some Finnish colour in Helsinki👍
2019-07-16 21:15
for a change :D
2019-07-16 21:16
Jep :D okey nice to see when ootoNd dominate with AWP:)
2019-07-16 21:20
#56
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Other folkR
Ez for them
2019-07-16 21:20
too bad no ENCE
2019-07-16 21:44
CR4ZY onliners, last place expected ResidentSleeper
2019-07-16 21:54
#59
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Myanmar xdcc
is there mistake with prizepool? in event page 115k, here 100k. maybe its euros not dollars?
2019-07-16 22:00
100 k€
2019-07-17 12:45
wasted
2019-07-16 22:01
CR4ZY CR4ZYYYYY, IM SO FKING HYPED CAUSE CR5ZY IS BEST TEAAAAM AAAAA
2019-07-16 22:06
#63
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Finland Vkims
Scheduling problems???? NRG have been invited since katowice major,how tf they have scheduling problems with this? Arrogant NA team once again...
2019-07-16 22:56
What's the target audience for this tournament? As a finn who watches cs from lowest tiers to the highest i wont bother attending this even if i got the tickets for free.
2019-07-16 23:23
Let's get cr4zy k1ds
2019-07-16 23:58
I want to see C9 , they don't have any tournaments coming up for them except the remaining BLAST contests for this season
2019-07-16 23:58
C9 would be sick, would totally go even though right now I dont think I´m gonna go.
2019-07-17 15:04
This had the chances to be a great tournament...
2019-07-17 00:56
Valiance btw
2019-07-17 02:25
Kinda sad tbh. NRG, Furia, Ence & SJ/Havu could have been a decent tournament.
2019-07-17 02:59
#76
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Hungary subzera
lame. wonder what nrg has going on around then. also, can cr4zy fucking rebrand again, that name and logo is so terrible i actually dislike the team
2019-07-17 05:42
Maybe NRG got invited to Blast Moscow so they decided to skip it
2019-07-17 10:16
#91
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Hungary subzera
its a possibility only thing i could think of is maybe the major that goes to september 8th. but if they chose to skip arctic for the major, that means theyre expecting themselves to qualify and go thru the legends stage and to playoffs
2019-07-17 11:36
Yep, or they'll attend Dreamhack Masters Malmö later, so by skipping this they'll have time to rest after the major...
2019-07-18 16:27
RIP top 5
2019-07-17 06:26
Welcome to my bolt
2019-07-17 08:28
#80
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Finland 0lter
NRG rats
2019-07-17 09:34
#85
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Germany Vini_1337
+ence + rng
2019-07-17 10:57
Ence is attending Blast Moscow and is therefore unable to attend Arctic
2019-07-17 11:31
#90
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Germany Vini_1337
for real ? damn rip homecrowd
2019-07-17 11:32
keeps getting worse
2019-07-17 11:31
#89
paz | 
Turkey Erdem_E
turkey5 or riot
2019-07-17 11:32
Dead scene, a tournament with 4 fucking teams and none are highly regarded :D
2019-07-17 11:48
Is it about the scene though? Being a 4 team tournament is just anticlimax from the beginning and only having the absolute top team would correlate it imo.
2019-07-18 11:47
The scene is dead. The Finnish scene is literally only Ence and their support. SJ and HAVU can't even get into tier 2 events, sometimes even tier 3. This time they have an instant bye into this tournament where they will most likely be last. Healthy but underachieving scenes currently are Sweden and France, which both get notable tournaments with the top teams. There's no real comparison to be made, Finland doesn't have a CS- scene.
2019-07-18 12:32
If u think it as a whole, the scene is getting better all the time, for example if u compare it to what we had even 2 years ago. That's why it's a bit strange to call it dead imo. i say this as an outsider though, no experience playing inside the finnish sub-top.
2019-07-18 13:12
#97
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Finland rawethsu
lmao this tourtament is flop, i knew it
2019-07-17 13:42
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