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:
661
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
#1
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2019-07-16 20:14
#8
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-07-16 20:15
F5
2019-07-16 20:18
ENCE next invite
2019-07-16 22:01
Ence will be playing in Blast Pro Moscow
2019-07-16 23:01
fakin bish
2019-07-16 23:16
#147
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Poland Ryunar 
flair is confused
2019-07-23 06:22
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
lmao
2019-07-16 20:14
#4
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Netherlands BigMarvin 
Nexa neckbeard
2019-07-16 20:14
noone comes close to this boi hltv.org/gallery/view/127580
2019-07-16 21:16
ez 4 cr4zy
2019-07-16 20:15
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
#11
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United States Darasso2000 
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
#81
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Finland M0FF3 
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
Please, invite Virtus.Pro ! or NiP.
2019-07-16 20:23
ence may have chance to win the Finnish qualifier !
2019-07-16 20:27
not going to attend so nobody in Finland cares about this event without ENCE
2019-07-16 20:29
There will be #HAVUJA or #SJDOMINANCE so its gonna be great. And nice to have world class-ish tournament in Finland.
2019-07-16 20:35
+ottoNd on CR4ZY
2019-07-17 09:49
lol i bet u became an ence fan after major
2019-07-17 11:44
I became their fan when I heard they reached the minor (before that I followed pro cs back in like 2015/2016) so yeah I'm old and new to the scene.
2019-07-17 12:00
#23
tarik | 
Canada F3rnDawg 
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
#27
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Brazil NahT_ 
nice jersey
2019-07-16 20:30
#47
NiKo | 
Finland FocusMen 
+1
2019-07-16 21:12
#29
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Nrg easy money. Wtf.
2019-07-16 20:31
Maybe another tournament?
2019-07-16 21:06
#55
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
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
#31
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Poland Lukovsky 
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
#99
Aleksib | 
Finland MorstB 
Prob money
2019-07-17 17:55
#33
ropz | 
Finland qhann 
tournamnet
2019-07-16 20:35
#36
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Worst name so cringe, valiance was way better
2019-07-16 20:41
#37
kassad | 
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
#42
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
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
ZywOo | 
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
is there mistake with prizepool? in event page 115k, here 100k. maybe its euros not dollars?
2019-07-16 22:00
#96
Aleksib | 
Finland OldGuy 
100 k€
2019-07-17 12:45
#60
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
wasted
2019-07-16 22:01
#62
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Croatia Matejstrlek 
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
#66
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Other TapioKuusela 
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
#69
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Finland J3bediah 
This had the chances to be a great tournament...
2019-07-17 00:56
#73
s1mple | 
Brazil afxsaw1 
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
#145
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Other TapioKuusela 
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
cadiaN | 
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
+1 maybe if SJ is there I could check it out for fun
2019-07-17 12:00
#142
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Other TapioKuusela 
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
#144
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Other TapioKuusela 
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
suNny | 
Finland rawethsu 
lmao this tourtament is flop, i knew it
2019-07-17 13:42
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