Cloud9 confirmed at Arctic Invitational

Cloud9 have been invited to compete at the Arctic Invitational, the event's organisers have announced.

The North American team will replace NRG, who decided to skip the event due to scheduling issues, taking the third and final invite to the $115,000 competition.

Rounding out the list of participants, which also features FURIA and CR4ZY, will be the winner of the Finnish qualifier that will be held at Tubecon 2019, on August 16-17.

New Cloud9 roster set to attend its first event outside North America

This will be the second LAN event for the new Cloud9 roster, which debuted at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, earlier in the month. Damian "daps" Steele's charges made it out of the groups with one victory, two draws and two defeats before losing out to eventual champions Liquid in the semi-finals.

The Arctic Invitational will take place on September 14 at the Hartwall Arena, in Helsinki. The four teams will be placed in a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the winner taking home the first prize of ~$66,700.

The list of participants for the Finnish event now looks as follows:

Serbia CR4ZY
Finland Finnish Qualifier
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Easy for GODwell, GL boyzzzzz
2019-07-26 18:01
Let's go c9
2019-07-26 18:01
Clown
2019-07-26 18:21
Well yeah if they have koosta they're clown9, but if they drop him they'll be good. banned again lxxl?
2019-07-26 18:22
No, lxxl (my friend, not me), hit the 150 reply limit
2019-07-26 18:23
-koosta + bntet ez fix
2019-07-27 06:03
Chinese scene
2019-07-26 19:08
Helo
2019-07-26 19:38
Did you ate my dog
2019-07-26 19:38
Yes
2019-07-26 23:42
Cancer
2019-07-26 22:18
+1
2019-07-27 09:09
who tf watches this shit. We all know the reason c9 is invited to this is because of money and for the org to get a higher ranking on hltv. Put them through the qualifiers of events and see that they would not reach top 20. I see your game c9
2019-07-26 20:12
#120
gfi | 
Germany GDLenny 
I really like to see the new Roster from C9 Play, and this is not like a Tier 1 Tournament
2019-07-26 21:27
#169
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United States IWASRUNNING 
+1 Plus honestly I think Daps and the boys are deciding to play this to get some experience in another lan setting without a lot of pressure. Cr4Zy and Furia would both eat them alive, let alone whoever the Fin team will be...They just want a chance to try things out.
2019-07-27 02:32
#186
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Ukraine zCainee 
+1
2019-07-27 10:04
#2
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Czech Republic nenz 
No ence ?
2019-07-26 18:01
#11
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Finland trashsports 
ENCE is tier 1 team. They shouldn’t play here
2019-07-26 18:02
#22
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Czech Republic nenz 
ok
2019-07-26 18:03
vitality lul
2019-07-27 17:11
#52
Algeria W0r 
Yeah 16-2 16-3...
2019-07-26 18:19
yeah still makes finals in every other tournament they attend... smh my head
2019-07-26 18:21
yeah nice esl one cologne final
2019-07-26 19:44
''in every other tournament'' yeah nice reading skillz
2019-07-26 19:45
They hit the finals when they get the easy bracket, meanwhile are TL and Astralis fighting in the same bracket... (imo you can include Vitality, NRG, NaVi, mousesports upon Ence)...
2019-07-26 20:14
Yeah Ence's playoff bracket was so easy in katowice
2019-07-26 20:16
6 months ago... And yes they won Liquid but in Major (Liquid chokes every Major) and Na'Vi (with Edward) so... The only time they show a top 5 team
2019-07-26 20:21
Sorry your English is kinda incomprehensible and i have no idea what you're saying but i guess you're right idk?
2019-07-26 20:45
Hes saying ence has easy as shit runs to finals besides katowice (the fluke run) i mean heroic rng and mibr with coach? LOL FaZe and furia at dallas?? LOL BLAST LOOOOOOOOL
2019-07-26 21:15
Now look at liquids playoff brackets LOL i mean Envy Vitality G2 LOL FaZe and furia at dallas for liquid too?? LOL BLAST LOOOOL
2019-07-26 21:21
liquid have beat vitality twice ence twice astralis once nrg 3 times faze twice navi twice g2 twice mouse once furia once nip once north twice fnatic once mibr 3 times rest are 15 or lower so idk what ur talking about besides ence fluke run at kato theyve beat liquid 0 astralis 1 (blast) vita 0 nrg 0 faze 1 navi 0 furia 1 g2 1 mouse 0
2019-07-26 21:23
ok thanks for the information literally no one ever asked
2019-07-26 21:25
#145
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United States LookitsJrd 
I sense the salt is strong with this one
2019-07-26 23:48
Ence beat Liquid in Katowice, also finland is the happiest country in the world.
2019-07-26 23:48
#147
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United States LookitsJrd 
You know you lost an argument when you bring up a match that was over 6 months ago.
2019-07-26 23:49
yoooo so salty ahaha
2019-07-26 23:50
16-2, 16-3
2019-07-26 23:52
username 100% true
2019-07-26 23:53
yeap 16-2, 16-3
2019-07-26 23:54
trolling epic time😎
2019-07-26 23:55
loosing 16-2 and 16-3 in final, epic time
2019-07-27 00:00
holy shit you are retarded
2019-07-27 00:55
well at least i'm not from a 3rd world country
2019-07-27 01:04
you don't have many friend now do you? it's fine at least when you die no one will care
2019-07-27 01:13
Didnt ask for your lifestory but whatever
2019-07-27 01:29
genuine question. how old are you?
2019-07-27 01:31
#198
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Finland Wetzzkuu 
Actually ence has won astralis two times
2019-07-27 17:27
both at blast, astralis won the match that actually important
2019-07-27 21:11
#212
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
Like Thorin said, ever since the AUG got nerfed ENCE isnta at their Katowice level
2019-07-29 00:46
#56
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Finland trashsports 
It is almost impossible to win against top 1 team
2019-07-26 18:22
+1 Liquid is on another level, nothing Ence could’ve done
2019-07-26 18:53
you say it's impossible, but vitality, and even navi came close to beating them, but yet ence is #4? your team is a fluke, nothing more nothing less.
2019-07-26 19:55
expected from a plastic account&fan
2019-07-26 21:02
expected from a plastic brain dead finnish fan
2019-07-26 22:14
ironic spelling error there. nice try, better luck next time!
2019-07-26 22:21
clearly a bait seeing as how there is no spelling or grammar error, nice try
2019-07-26 22:35
wow, you really must be braindead
2019-07-26 22:45
ironic, "braindead"? it's not a compound word, terrible bait. done with this thread.
2019-07-26 22:40
Cs summit means jack shit, vitality did NOT come close to beating them in their 2 meaningful matches at cologne and chicago both were blowouts
2019-07-26 21:16
i never said they meant something, i'm saying that those teams game closer to beating liquid compared to ence, every match that liquid vs ence happened AFTER katowice, liquid has shit down their throats, doesn't matter if the tournaments are trash, vitality and navi actually give liquid a fight, ence bores them to death.
2019-07-26 22:16
vitality never gave liquid a fight the bo5 at cologne was a 4-0, the 2nd map was crowd giving vita the win, the 3 maps liquid actually won vita didnt get 10 rounds i think at chicago, the score doesnt tell the whole story map 1 was always liquids they were up big but droped a few rounds at the end, map 2 dominant again, out of 6 maps vita was only close on 1, the dust 2 tht vita won cuz of crowd
2019-07-27 21:13
#175
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Australia csRIOTgo 
Yet you got smashed by stewie2k and co. LUL
2019-07-27 03:52
#184
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Finland trashsports 
#56
2019-07-27 09:30
they declined afaik
2019-07-26 18:03
#24
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Finland akekho 
They revealed at the beginning that they are not going to invite any Finnish teams, the one comes from the Finnish qualifier, but ence are at the blast pro Moscow at the same time anyway.
2019-07-26 18:04
They playing same time russia Blast pro series Moscow
2019-07-26 18:04
40k$/5players+1organization = notworthforTier1team
2019-07-26 18:05
Idiots blast moscow overlaps
2019-07-27 00:03
#189
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Czech Republic nenz 
blast > this
2019-07-27 12:27
i mean who gives a fuck, this isnt a t1 event nor is blast really. i wouldnt compare blast to anything because its bad and this isnt t1
2019-07-27 12:49
#3
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Poland friendlySeb 
ez4CR4ZY
2019-07-26 18:01
#4
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Palestine zwe 
wasted spot
2019-07-26 18:01
bro this is a tier 3/4 event not esl cologne...they are suppose to invite bad teams
2019-07-26 22:37
#6
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Argentina lucas_7_94 
not expected at all
2019-07-26 18:01
#7
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India MihirX27 
Welp. 4-team tournament.
2019-07-26 18:01
#8
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Brazil 3nzow 
ez4furia
2019-07-26 18:01
#154
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Gereph 
yea
2019-07-26 23:56
#9
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Bulgaria No_1One 
wasted
2019-07-26 18:01
#174
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United States JacobSick954 
stfu
2019-07-27 03:52
#10
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Brazil user_namer 
EZ4C9 <3
2019-07-26 18:01
nice
2019-07-26 18:02
mm interesting, too much time without see C9 in action
2019-07-26 18:02
organizers still living in 2018?
2019-07-26 18:02
#17
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Israel OKOptimistic1 
Undeserved
2019-07-26 18:02
Meet me hartwal arena Helsinki welcome to finland cloud9 #Clouds #bluefamily
2019-07-26 18:02
#19
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Paraguay darthkaazi 
Gl
2019-07-26 18:02
theyre gonna freeze to death, hltv confirmed
2019-07-26 18:04
#25
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United States WilsonDS 
Yay
2019-07-26 18:04
#81
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United States JacobSick954 
yay
2019-07-26 19:15
yay
2019-07-26 19:26
#132
TenZ | 
North America Cubbb 
yay
2019-07-26 22:30
Yay
2019-07-26 22:53
#176
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United States JacobSick954 
yay
2019-07-27 03:52
#188
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United Kingdom NiF3 
Yay
2019-07-27 11:48
#195
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United States CallMeNahum 
yay
2019-07-27 16:28
#203
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Yay
2019-07-28 11:45
#205
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United States JacobSick954 
Yay
2019-07-29 00:34
#214
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United States SlushyCup 
Yay
2019-07-29 15:51
#27
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United States circles308 
wow huge tournament
2019-07-26 18:04
#28
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Finland zntei 
undeserved but it will be an interesting fight
2019-07-26 18:05
undeserved? they are the best team possible to attend this shit tournament
2019-07-26 18:22
#177
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United States JacobSick954 
indeed.
2019-07-27 03:53
#30
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Sweden Trkmag 
wtf is going on with this tournament
2019-07-26 18:05
Pog
2019-07-26 18:05
#33
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Spain Gronk22 
wasted spot without RUSH
2019-07-26 18:06
#80
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Poland Oleczeq 
+1
2019-07-26 19:10
#98
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United States _AN_yB_detiaB 
:'( rush pls
2019-07-26 20:01
#34
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
koosta ROFL
2019-07-26 18:06
#36
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
Bit unexpected but nice mens😎 😎
2019-07-26 18:07
#37
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Ez mixwelll
2019-07-26 18:07
#37
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Ez mixwelll
2019-07-26 18:07
wasted sppot
2019-07-26 18:07
Wtf c9 at lower tournament
2019-07-26 18:07
#49
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United Kingdom KieranFR 
Definitely watching this tournament.
2019-07-26 18:10
#50
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India Noobdian 
Wtf
2019-07-26 18:11
#51
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Finland dokudanny 
5/5 turneering
2019-07-26 18:11
legendary team btw
2019-07-26 18:21
#65
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Other PekkaMarkkula 
Legendary indeed
2019-07-26 18:36
Wasnt a swedish team supposed to be invited? Or am i trippin
2019-07-26 18:23
#106
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Finland Vkims 
Yes but it was cancelled
2019-07-26 20:17
info?
2019-07-26 22:06
#124
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Finland Vkims 
It changed because any relevant swedish team didnt accept invitation
2019-07-26 22:11
F
2019-07-26 23:31
#62
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Finland decem 
Good invite, should be some evenly matched games.
2019-07-26 18:33
#63
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Myanmar xdcc 
wierdest team lineup. cr4zy vs furia finals
2019-07-26 18:36
boys wanna come down and party and we gonna show them good times!
2019-07-26 18:35
#66
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Finland 0lter 
eyooooooooooo Now all you need is ence to wreck them lmao
2019-07-26 18:39
EZ4CR4ZY
2019-07-26 18:40
#68
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United States SeirezZ 
gotta start somewhere amirite?
2019-07-26 18:40
#70
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Myanmar xdcc 
in blast events?
2019-07-26 18:41
LETS GO!
2019-07-26 18:41
#206
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United States JacobSick954 
ez win
2019-07-29 00:35
#71
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Poland GarridaN 
nice -legendary team- they want to say -legendary org-
2019-07-26 18:43
#73
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Peru AgentLF 
Time for daps to show how C9 progress with him as IGL Let's go
2019-07-26 18:46
#74
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Turkey SG^^ 
Nice opportunity for C9, hope they will deliver!
2019-07-26 18:48
#79
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Europe Rhyhorn 
Yeahh, goodluck C9!
2019-07-26 19:09
#82
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Brazil KampBR 
EZ money for furia thanks
2019-07-26 19:24
Hope they get a few more invites to earlier events, I'm just glad we'll be seeing them before EPL which is ages away
2019-07-26 19:31
#207
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United States JacobSick954 
Same
2019-07-29 00:36
tier1000 lan with tier1000 team as Clown9
2019-07-26 19:39
#196
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United States CallMeNahum 
EU omegalul
2019-07-27 16:33
#90
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Finland J3bediah 
Now im gonna buy tickets POG
2019-07-26 19:43
#208
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United States JacobSick954 
Kewl
2019-07-29 00:36
#93
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Finland Teukkasd 
NICEEE
2019-07-26 19:49
#94
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Finland Teukkasd 
cloud9 players if u see this, afterpartys in my house dm me
2019-07-26 19:49
#96
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Wasted spot
2019-07-26 20:00
#97
nexa | 
Serbia FaZe_nexa 
nexa MVP /close
2019-07-26 20:01
#99
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United States Trump2020KAG 
ezz win 4 c9??????
2019-07-26 20:06
Otto
2019-07-26 20:16
GamerLegion?
2019-07-26 20:07
bruuh
2019-07-27 13:39
#102
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Finland no_man 
didnt furia cancel already
2019-07-26 20:14
#118
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Finland Emvi 
nah i think nrg cancel only
2019-07-26 21:19
#159
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World nakTriceps 
No and that´s not reason for this.
2019-07-27 00:13
#107
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Iran Shia 
High tier tournament
2019-07-26 20:21
Decent event :)
2019-07-26 20:22
#112
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Finland KieZuZ 
tier 50 tournament
2019-07-26 21:00
Good test for the new roster. More realistic competition than what they saw at BLAST Pro LA for sure!
2019-07-26 21:09
#117
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Serbia livefour 
Cant wait for crazy to rekt those brazilian noobs
2019-07-26 21:17
#158
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World nakTriceps 
If your Serbian boys reach grandfinal, maybe.
2019-07-27 00:13
EZ
2019-07-26 22:18
#209
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United States JacobSick954 
Indeed
2019-07-29 00:37
#129
Plopski | 
Spain Paela 
noice
2019-07-26 22:18
#130
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Brazil kipzao1337 
Furia>>>>>>>all 🤷‍♂️
2019-07-26 22:19
#133
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Lebanon ryBBah 
Early congratulations for C9, best team in the world. Sry EU haters but its real!
2019-07-26 22:31
#210
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United States JacobSick954 
Indeed
2019-07-29 00:37
#134
fer | 
Austria neodan 
money laundering event?
2019-07-26 22:33
#160
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Finland Karppanator 
It's Hjallis Harkimo's project so pretty much yes, the dude has been pretty shady with his ownership of Jokerit who play in the arena
2019-07-27 00:15
#139
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Spain BlaNcoW 
Ez 4 Godwell
2019-07-26 22:50
#141
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United States RULE34TRACER 
Let’s go C9
2019-07-26 22:56
#143
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United Kingdom TC10 
LAN experience great success
2019-07-26 23:36
#150
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Philippines LYrpz 
This is the last tournament I'd expect cloud9 to be invited in but who cares they got in. #C9WIN
2019-07-26 23:53
#157
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Brazil parrud0www 
Furia Will kick the C9 ass :)
2019-07-27 00:09
#166
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Brand New team -----> "legendary team" Okay
2019-07-27 01:53
#167
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Poland Kobel_ 
ikr they could have used "org" or smth and they'd be more or less right but this way... urgh, no.
2019-07-27 02:18
#170
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
Wasted spot
2019-07-27 03:12
#171
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
wasted team OMEGALUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2019-07-27 03:36
#172
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
ez 4 C9, unless ENCE end up being there
2019-07-27 03:49
#173
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
C9 are a great team. Also, Liquid and Renegades were the only teams to beat C9 at Blast, MIBR and NRG drew, and FaZe lost, so that means: Liquid = Renegades Renegades > Faze Renegades > MIBR Renegades > NRG Just thought I should put it out there...
2019-07-27 03:52
#179
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African Union mikecool 
Gw. Needs to be mentioned.
2019-07-27 06:05
Now I'm interested, ez for Cloud9 and especially MASTERMIND DAPS
2019-07-27 07:24
fast forward 3 months from now after they've shown some potential, C9 management kick daps and replace him with stanislaw - or sean, or tarik, or n0thing. just a matter of time guaranteed
2019-07-27 08:05
Glad to have an event in Finland, even if it's just 3 non-Finnish teams. The tickets seem pretty cheap too so I don't see a reason why I wouldn't attend.
2019-07-27 08:13
#185
shox | 
India iejesus 
ez4furia
2019-07-27 10:01
#187
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Bulgaria Arsoyy 
Invite Windigo
2019-07-27 11:25
idk why this org is still even alive theyve been exposed so many times about not paying out to their own players. I still dont believe that they even have players or even have sponsors lol
2019-07-28 03:25
#193
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Portugal coremanhd 
Lets go C9
2019-07-27 15:57
#194
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Poland xBG1 
wasted slot
2019-07-27 16:09
#211
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United States JacobSick954 
polish man talking about wasted spots lol
2019-07-29 00:39
ez for cr4zy and godtto
2019-07-27 23:07
#213
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Serbia Igi90 
CR4ZY win Incoming! #dontfakeit
2019-07-29 14:41
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