StarLadder Major quarter-finals determined

With the New Legends Stage now in the rearview mirror, the playoff bracket is now complete.

All eyes will be on the mouth-watering clash between Liquid and Astralis, the current No.1 and No.3 teams in the world. The two sides will do battle for the sixth time this year, with the North Americans having the better record (3-2 in matches, 6-5 in maps).

The last time the two teams faced each other was at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, also in the quarter-final stage. Liquid came from behind to win the match 2-1 with a dominant performance from Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, who would go on to be named the tournament's MVP.

Astralis and Liquid will face each other in the quarter-finals

The two Intel Grand Slam champions find themselves in the more stacked side of the bracket, also featuring NRG and Natus Vincere, two teams separated by just one place in the rankings.

On the other side of the bracket, ENCE and Vitality will certainly fancy their chances of reaching the semi-finals after being paired with the lowest-ranked sides of the playoff stage: the Finnish side will go up against Renegades, who bounced back from a 0-2 start, while the French giants will take on AVANGAR, who are making their first-ever appearance in the playoffs of a Major.

Below you can find all quarter-final pairings:

Finland ENCE vs. Australia Renegades
France Vitality vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Denmark Astralis vs. United States Liquid
United States NRG vs. Russia Natus Vincere

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
#1
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Sweden Unluko 
BANGER
2019-09-01 22:46
liquid vs vitality final
2019-09-01 22:46
men))tality
2019-09-01 22:46
Easy road to final for ENCE same bracket as RNG, Avangar and Vitality lmao
2019-09-01 22:47
MENCE
2019-09-01 22:47
#59
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India Chichiyum 
Can anyone tell me how it's decided ? What's the procedure?
2019-09-01 22:49
#72
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France kirua123 
Elo system 1vs8 2vs7 3vs6 4VS5 berlin.wa.vg/
2019-09-01 22:51
if you go to berlin.wa.vg it shows the original seeds which are determined by HLTV ranking from the end of the last major to the start of this one. Then, the seeds get changed every time a match ends, and the highest seed (Astralis) doesn’t get much credit for beating the lowest seed (dreameaters I think) but dreameaters would get a lot of credit for beating astralis also go navi
2019-09-01 22:53
#95
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
Ence and nrg went 3-0 Viatlity, astralis and avangar went 3-1 Liquid, navi and renegades went 3-2 Ence is the highest rated teams of the 3-0 and will meet the lowest rated 3-2 tesm (rng) Same with nrg and navi Snd the teams are not supposed to meet a team they have aldready met (like avangar and liquid) I think its like this. Correct me if i am incorrect
2019-09-01 22:56
and NRG v Liquid which is why they aren't playing each other yet
2019-09-01 22:59
I'm 99% sure teams can meet eachother in the playoffs even if they already met. It's only about the seed
2019-09-02 09:52
#309
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
Ok ty
2019-09-02 15:52
#114
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Finland JHdash77 
3-0 better ELO is put against 3-2 worst ELO. 3-0 worse ELO is put against 3-2 mid ELO. Remaining 3-2 is put against 3-1 best ELO. Remaining 3-1 teams play each other. The 3-0 high/3-2 low game and the 3-1/3-1 game are on the same side of the bracket.
2019-09-01 22:59
Ty for telling
2019-09-01 23:02
I am upset
2019-09-02 00:16
Why? they just moved the grand final for astralis 2 days earlier
2019-09-02 02:09
I think nrg has this anyway
2019-09-02 02:32
#271
s1mple | 
India AJN_ 
Astralis vs NRG
2019-09-02 05:28
The two teams that went 3-0 are opposite side of brackets then 3 teams with 3-1 score are allotted slot based on their seeding then same with 3-2.
2019-09-01 22:58
#296
shroud | 
India _SHM_ 
Renegades vs NRG Final ez
2019-09-02 12:24
#56
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Germany ArroWoW 
astralis vs ence final
2019-09-01 22:49
#127
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Finland JHdash77 
+1
2019-09-01 23:00
+1
2019-09-01 23:08
#181
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North America onionmesh 
Flag checks out for two above me
2019-09-01 23:20
+1
2019-09-02 00:31
+1
2019-09-02 01:21
+1
2019-09-02 02:15
nah bruv vitality vs nrg
2019-09-02 02:32
#266
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United States _icedtea 
+1
2019-09-02 04:05
#320
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Brazil b3yond 
+1
2019-09-02 19:29
liquid lul
2019-09-01 22:47
Liquid ... played like shit after the other teams have had time to analyse Them :)
2019-09-01 22:52
Yeah sure, that's why Liquid were unstoppable before, no one had time to analyse them LUL
2019-09-01 22:58
explain why they almost not passed to the q-finals then...
2019-09-01 23:13
#175
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Iceland ashyra 
You forget that it takes time to warm back up into it after a month of no officials. Vitality and Liquid should stomp any other team they play except NRG. ENCE are playing well because they’ve got jack shit to lose. Both teams will be back at their forms for this stage, mark my words.
2019-09-01 23:17
isnt that the same situation for all the teams?
2019-09-01 23:24
#267
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United States _icedtea 
got'em
2019-09-02 04:05
So? Admit that you are just stupid ..
2019-09-06 22:04
hltv.org/news/27737/naf-i-think-the-brea.. maybe because most teams are bad after a break?
2019-09-01 23:18
#182
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Poland Jutiant 
ELiGE or NAF literally said in an interview he expects teams to get much better results against liquid after the break. Liquid has BARELY scraped by the new legends stage. They look nervous and shakey and will have more pressure on them than Astralis, since they know if they take this major it'll cement the start of a new era
2019-09-01 23:20
EZ for Lulquid Astralis has also pressure the wining chances are 50/50 it will depend on which team is hitting its shots Let s just hope for a good match
2019-09-01 23:35
+1
2019-09-01 22:57
#283
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Hungary FHarbor 
ence astralis
2019-09-02 08:53
men)))
2019-09-01 22:46
#20
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Sweden Unluko 
jmen))
2019-09-01 22:46
wtfmens)) why u say banger when NiP is not in playoff =( Cause GTR best aim in world)))))))))) MEN))))))
2019-09-01 22:47
f5 poggers finallyyyyyyy
2019-09-01 22:47
Vitality vs NaVi. Zywoo vs s1mple. Boomb14 vs RpK
2019-09-01 22:52
#102
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Denmark blue_sheep 
shitty bracket - the 3 best teams are all in the lower one.
2019-09-01 22:57
Blame the teams for that
2019-09-01 23:01
#190
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Denmark blue_sheep 
nobody is to blame, they are what they are.
2019-09-01 23:27
#150
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Netherlands PBKidd 
Yea why they put a shitty team like Astralis against tier 1 teams like liquid Navi and NRG :(
2019-09-01 23:04
#191
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Denmark blue_sheep 
keep dreaming fazeboy
2019-09-01 23:27
0/8 Astralis better than NaVi
2019-09-01 23:45
#265
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
LoL Nrg first time get into top8 LUL. Not surprise if they have been raped againts Navi
2019-09-02 03:59
#285
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Europe JohnMurphy 
How 3-2 is better than 3-0 or 3-1?
2019-09-02 09:33
I only see one of a certain flag :D
2019-09-01 22:59
INDEED
2019-09-01 23:06
Yea
2019-09-01 23:12
All hail king unlucko
2019-09-02 04:25
LETS GO EASY FOR NAVI WIN MAJOR ZEUS 2 MAJOR NA 1
2019-09-01 22:46
men)))))
2019-09-01 22:47
POGGERS
2019-09-01 22:46
ah fuck
2019-09-01 22:46
#5
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
ya
2019-09-01 22:46
NICE
2019-09-01 22:46
sick matchups
2019-09-01 22:46
Banger.
2019-09-01 22:46
#9
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Poland WolwiiS 
ez4 Astralis
2019-09-01 22:46
ez4ence
2019-09-01 22:46
#11
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Ukraine McSwell 
Poor upper bracket = another boring 2-0 in finals.
2019-09-01 22:46
#177
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Iceland ashyra 
Liquid and Vitality in the finals would be boring? LOL
2019-09-01 23:17
Yes it would. I’d rather have any of the other three teams in the lower bracket play Liquid than any of the four teams in the upper bracket for the final.
2019-09-01 23:59
Liquid won't make the final regardless. I don't think they have it in them right now. Astralis will probably win the matchup. They don't look perfect, but they feel more convincing than Liquid right now.
2019-09-02 07:06
#212
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France LanaRhoades 
Ence or vitality will go to finals znd it's boring??
2019-09-01 23:46
Internet logic
2019-09-02 02:12
#13
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Greece Michaelides 
A very stacked one side of the bracket.
2019-09-01 22:46
Rip pickem
2019-09-01 22:46
No ez pickem bc you get 2 correct only from uppers ez games
2019-09-01 23:04
Ya Just don't want to rip on the grand final I'll pick liquid, but not 100% confident
2019-09-02 15:26
#310
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Germany killmichi 
Agreed. Since there are 6 teams that could potentially win the winner pick is so hard to guess. I think that diamond coin will be pretty rare this time around. For me in terms of likelyhood it goes: Ence Liquid NRG Astralis Vitality NaVi I am still gonna back Liquid on that one. If Liquid manages to beat Astralis, another hard game against NRG will follow and the winner will also win the tournament. If not it will probably be Ence. They look more solid and on form than Vitality and Astralis since Zywoo isnt really carrying that hard and Astralis played lower teams and didnt beat NRG in BO3.
2019-09-02 16:10
1st
2019-09-01 22:46
#63
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Very close
2019-09-01 22:50
16-16+16-16 is 1 so you were 1st congrats
2019-09-01 23:05
#291
shroud | 
India _SHM_ 
No
2019-09-02 11:01
#17
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Austria Tw1RLY 
Astralis vs Liquid quarter finals WHY
2019-09-01 22:46
#323
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Why not retard
2019-09-03 02:36
#18
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Peru TheJuan 
EZ JAME
2019-09-01 22:46
#19
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Turkey Thunderball 
ENCE VS RNG WTF THESE SEEDINGS
2019-09-01 22:46
#132
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Finland JHdash77 
3-0 playing against 3-2 soooo
2019-09-01 23:01
highest rated team meets the lowest rated team, it's perfectly normal for the system used
2019-09-01 23:01
ENCE, Vitality, Liquid, Navi EZ
2019-09-01 22:46
4 of top 6 will probably (if Rng or avangar dont upset) advance so pretty stacked
2019-09-01 23:07
Told everyone navi will make go shit now on other teams <3 navi family<3
2019-09-01 22:46
astralis vs liquid here we go
2019-09-01 22:46
#194
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Denmark blue_sheep 
ez
2019-09-01 23:29
ez
2019-09-01 23:36
#207
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Denmark blue_sheep 
i hope we see an 8th overtime in the third map - i wanna see their hands bleed
2019-09-01 23:38
#211
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United States SilveryoHD 
wtf my heart cant take that
2019-09-01 23:45
#311
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Germany killmichi 
Probably Inferno since its the decider map that always delivers nailbiting overtimes :)
2019-09-02 16:12
#25
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United Kingdom bigbbanger 
Ence, Vitality, Liquid, Na'vi
2019-09-01 22:46
RNG, Vitality, Astralis, NRG
2019-09-01 22:50
Why the hell would you pick Relegades over ence? like wtf is the problem?
2019-09-02 00:36
Lmao calm down he can do what he wants
2019-09-02 02:34
because ence broke up the squad before the major, it must affect the final result. The second issue is Mr. jks and the third is Mr. jkaem. I feel they can amaze CS world yet.
2019-09-02 13:37
#26
s1mple | 
Ukraine s0fcat 
Astralis - Liquid hmmm
2019-09-01 22:47
Already, I would have wanted that match in the semis.
2019-09-01 23:16
Ence,Vitality,Renegades,AVANGAR vs Liquid, Astralis, NRG, Navi bottom bracket is so stacked
2019-09-01 22:47
#138
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Finland JHdash77 
yeah...
2019-09-01 23:01
#279
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Finland oMISTAJa 
but the winner will still come from upper bracket
2019-09-02 08:03
#29
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Brazil tucabrum 
Liquid v astralis will be insane
2019-09-01 22:47
#30
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Denmark esus 
really?
2019-09-01 22:47
Liquid Astralis in quarers jesus ;(
2019-09-01 22:47
LIQUID VS ASTRALIS LETS GO
2019-09-01 22:47
Astralis liquid side look so stacked
2019-09-01 22:47
Ence vs Vitality in the final
2019-09-01 22:47
how
2019-09-01 22:48
Liquid will forfeit after seeing they face Astralis and ENCE will take Liquid's slot in bracket, ez mens))
2019-09-01 23:03
😂😂😂 1000000 iq
2019-09-01 22:52
ENCE Avangar Liquid Navi
2019-09-01 22:52
#41
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Russia razorVJ 
Would be fun to see AVANGAR go to semis.
2019-09-01 22:47
#42
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Poland MaTHeOOO 
ENCE > Renegades Vitality > AVANGAR Astralis > Liquid NRG > NaVi
2019-09-01 22:47
+1
2019-09-01 22:56
+1
2019-09-01 23:03
navi play better against good known teams they will rek nrg my polish hater friend
2019-09-01 22:59
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-09-01 23:06
#215
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France LanaRhoades 
Nah, NRG way too good this major
2019-09-01 23:47
Lol RIP astralis or liquid, not even top 3 for one of you!
2019-09-01 22:47
#148
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Finland JHdash77 
Liquid out in quarters again, expected LUL
2019-09-01 23:03
#44
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Turkey Zeria_ 
Ez4Astralis
2019-09-01 22:48
some shitty matchups, especially Astralis vs Liquid and NRG vs Navi so early...
2019-09-01 22:48
Well its their fault (liquids and navis) shoulve went 3-0. and there would probably be still 2 big games in the start no matter what seeding
2019-09-01 23:14
2019-09-01 22:48
#48
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United States G0LDEAR 
The four best teams are all in the lower bracket :/
2019-09-01 22:48
Did you watch the same NaVi like I did?
2019-09-01 22:48
well they're still better than renegades and avangar
2019-09-01 22:56
Agreed, but certainly worse than ENCE and Vitality. You could argue that Astralis is worse than those teams, aswell
2019-09-01 22:57
astralis look like they've got holes in their armour, but... certainly still stronger than anyone on the other side of the bracket
2019-09-01 22:59
#104
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United States G0LDEAR 
yeah I still think they are top 4
2019-09-01 22:57
#179
ZywOo | 
Asia boykun 
Best how ? In choking lul
2019-09-01 23:19
#329
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United States G0LDEAR 
Like I said. The best teams are in the bottom bracket. Imagine loosing to renegades and avangar in bo3s
2019-09-05 23:53
#49
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Poland pawuc 
ence navi final ence wins again zeus CRY
2019-09-01 22:48
Like in starladder i-league?
2019-09-01 22:52
#228
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Poland pawuc 
no like in iem katowice 2019
2019-09-02 00:24
Ence #2 Renegades #17 Vitality #2 Avangar #20 Liquid #1 Astralis #3 NRG #5 Na'vi #6 Nice seeding tho. Free Semis for Ence and Vitality
2019-09-01 22:48
U know its not based on hltv ranking
2019-09-01 22:52
#115
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Argentina roulettesoad 
well it should, any other ranking is shit
2019-09-01 22:58
#119
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World Notb8ing 
so u are saying we should just ignore some teams went 3-0 while some went 3-2? :D
2019-09-01 22:58
I know, but still this whole Seeding system is giving away so many good games early on
2019-09-01 22:59
#106
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World Notb8ing 
its because navi and liquid both went 3-2... so their seeding in bracket is barely above that of renegades and less than avangar :).
2019-09-01 22:58
Well I guess the high ranked teams shouldn't have lost in the New Legends stage if they wanted better matchups moving forward, right?
2019-09-02 01:29
#51
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Denmark aCggg 
Lmao that bracket is so retarded
2019-09-01 22:48
#52
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Argentina GonzaPines 
ence - liquid final
2019-09-01 22:48
#54
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
Ence Vita Ast Nrg
2019-09-01 22:48
#55
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Israel wetz 
Should be NA's Major
2019-09-01 22:48
All games are sick af, so nice to finally have an exciting major playoffs
2019-09-01 22:49
Ence Vitality astralis navi ------ ence astralis ----- ence allu mvp
2019-09-01 22:49
#60
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France t3r4byt3 
Not seeing a Swedish or Brazilian flag among those teams is really weird
2019-09-01 22:49
#61
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Canada thelegend27 
ez for the boys rofl
2019-09-01 22:50
#64
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Finland Rankaisu 
Prediction: Ence>Renegades (easy game 2-0) Avangar<Vitality (1-2) Astralis>Liquid (if astralis plays as well as it played against mouz, then it should be 2-1 astralis otherwise 1-2 for liquid) Nrg>>Navi (2-0 Nrg has played incredible tournament so far and navi has struggled with tier 2 teams. Nrg will rekt life out of Navi for sure)
2019-09-01 22:50
#312
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Germany killmichi 
+1 Not too sure about that Astralis Liquid match but I might be biased aswell. Still I think Liquid hat time to warm up into the tournament and now got 3 days to work out their mistakes and find their teamwork again. If they do so they will still beat the mouzbeating Astralis. But then again thats their win condition. Still expecting it to be really close though.
2019-09-02 16:21
ENCE Vitality Na'Vi Astralis
2019-09-01 22:50
ENCE > Renegades Vitality < AVANGAR Astralis > Liquid NRG < Natus Vincere ez.
2019-09-01 22:50
#67
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Sweden Trkmag 
Really interesting bracket
2019-09-01 22:51
ENCE > Renegades Vitality > AVANGAR Astralis > Liquid ( hope liquid wins..but doubt it, they play like shit) NRG > Natus Vincere
2019-09-01 22:51
#69
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Turkey montpaylit 
ENCE vs Renegades 70/30 Vitality vs AVANGAR 60/40 Astralis vs Liquid 45/55 NRG vs Natus Vincere 50-50
2019-09-01 22:51
+1
2019-09-01 22:54
ENCE vs Renegades is a 50/50 imo, both teams have exactly the same style, it could be very close
2019-09-01 22:55
I think it might depend hugely on the picked maps
2019-09-01 23:11
#216
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France LanaRhoades 
Renegades can only play mirage vs top teams (and vertigo but ence will ban it)
2019-09-01 23:48
Yea but if ence ban vertigo and rng dont ban train ence might actually pick train and they lost to rng in train on summit
2019-09-02 06:50
Meme tournament. No way ence would lose train to a team that doesn't even deserve top 8 slot.
2019-09-02 12:14
Liquid/astralis more 50/50
2019-09-01 23:39
#70
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
ence and vitality just clear road to semi :DD and other side just slaughter :D
2019-09-01 22:51
#71
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Brazil Beckermonster 
all the 4 best teams in one bracket lmaooooo renegades avangar liquid nrg so ez
2019-09-01 22:51
The four best teams are Liquid Astralis Vitality and Ence but ok
2019-09-01 22:57
liquid navi astralis and nrg, vitality is shit and ence is good but not that good in arena
2019-09-01 23:08
Ence is better in an arena than enywhere else. for example they shit the bed in summit
2019-09-01 23:17
Ence is not good in an arena #2 in katowice #2 in Dallas #2 in chicago Same goes for Vitality Those team show their true power in arena
2019-09-01 23:41
vitality lucky
2019-09-01 22:52
#83
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Denmark blue_sheep 
ence lucky too
2019-09-01 22:53
#217
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France LanaRhoades 
No, it's liquid's and navi's fault if the lower bracket is so stacked they qualified on 3-2
2019-09-01 23:49
Which team yo gonna pick for champion? I'm still on liquid
2019-09-01 22:52
#78
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Greenland kinley377 
Ence statpadding this major.. Hope that Astralis-Liquid winner, wins it all.
2019-09-01 22:53
#79
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Denmark blue_sheep 
the 3 best teams are all in the lower bracket
2019-09-01 22:52
Yeap liquid nrg and navi
2019-09-01 23:29
#198
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Denmark blue_sheep 
you must be one of them funny kids
2019-09-01 23:31
Astralis was tier1 godlike in 2018 But sorry my friends what have they done in 2019 ?
2019-09-01 23:35
#206
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Denmark blue_sheep 
won the major
2019-09-01 23:36
Wrekt lmao
2019-09-02 03:57
3 day break ? wtf bruh
2019-09-01 22:52
#84
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China Yao_Ming 
astralis liquid final in the quarter finals?? what a joke meanwhile ENCE vs Renegades LOOOOOOOOOL 4 worst teams on one side, 4 best teams on the other side means the final is going to be shit
2019-09-01 22:54
The top teams had the easiest matchups cause of this same system. Their problem they lost to "worst" teams. Why cry now?
2019-09-01 23:10
#188
ZywOo | 
Asia boykun 
+1 liquid 18 avangar 22 ovp Ence 16 avangar 5 ovp Still liquid and navi those are best teams xD
2019-09-01 23:26
Cry is free
2019-09-01 23:30
#218
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France LanaRhoades 
Vitality and ENCE > Liquid, astralis and we don't know about NRG
2019-09-01 23:50
#233
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China Yao_Ming 
vitality with washed up NBK, RPK, and BOT Alex nt
2019-09-02 00:52
ENCE AVANGAR LIQUID NRG
2019-09-01 22:53
#87
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Russia Svirv 
At this point you'd wish there was a lower bracket. Half of the bracket is not like the other, and it will feel this way inevitably.
2019-09-01 22:53
Well ENCE > RNG Vitality > AVANGAR Astralis > Liquid (50/50 Game) Navi > NRG (50/50 Game , NRG can win that 4 sure) Semis : Astralis OR lIQUID > NAVI Vitality > ENCE Vitality vs Astralis or liquid in the finals Vitality wins , my boy Zywoo MVP , or astralis can win that and win 3 majors in a row
2019-09-01 22:54
What a story losing to de and syman and then winning the whole shit +1 but not gonna happen
2019-09-01 23:20
for once these are actually really good quarter finals
2019-09-01 22:54
#91
Turkey ckr^ 
ENCE>Renegades Vitality>Avangar Astralis>Liquid NRG>NaVi
2019-09-01 22:54
Go Vitality !!!!!!!!
2019-09-01 22:54
ence vs liq final. ez fr liq but i want nrg to win :(((
2019-09-01 22:55
#98
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Europe letqpena 
ENCE has ridiculously high chance to get into the final.
2019-09-01 22:56
Ence usally lose to Vitality tho, don't let one groupstage bo3 fool you
2019-09-01 23:00
#221
sergej | 
Finland AxuZD 
But we saw that if zywoo doesnt step up then vitality is no match for ence
2019-09-01 23:56
#219
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France LanaRhoades 
ENCE have a disadvantage to vitality, because they already met them on group stage and vitality showed nothing and they antistrat vitality so hard and only for the group stage match, if ence - vitality happens, it will be an other story
2019-09-01 23:52
Awesome quarter finals! Can't wait!!
2019-09-01 22:57
#100
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Ence Avangar Liquid NRG Ence Liquid Ence
2019-09-01 22:57
#277
HEN1 | 
Poland maxiu 
I think the same!!! Hope it will happen ^^
2019-09-02 07:45
#103
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Australia Cleostar 
AH SHIT HERE WE GO AGANE
2019-09-01 22:57
NRG keeps playing like they did... NRG will win this. They need to be a little bit more unpredictable. ENCE got the easy one.
2019-09-01 22:58
#107
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Brazil SecondKS 
Nrg vs liquid Ence vs vitality
2019-09-01 22:57
ENCE Vitality Astralis NRG ENCE NRG ENCE win
2019-09-01 22:58
Good job m8
2019-09-05 21:13
#111
fox | 
Portugal dave1906 
ENCE x NRG ez fi al
2019-09-01 22:58
#112
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Russia grEminence 
Na'Vi-Vitality final, s1mple 500 kills. Flag and flair doesn't check out.
2019-09-01 22:58
top 6 ranked teams, noice
2019-09-01 22:58
most lopsided bracket I've ever seen but the favourites have only themselves to blame for their weak groupstage performances
2019-09-01 22:58
#130
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World Notb8ing 
yep, useless to cry about bracket being unfair honestly, none of the favorites managed to go 3-0, some even went 3-2, so ofc brackets can come up wack like this if u get unlucky...
2019-09-01 23:01
+1
2019-09-01 23:07
#201
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Denmark blue_sheep 
+1
2019-09-01 23:33
#122
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Denmark ChirosK 
Goodbye: Renegade, Liquid, Vitality, Navi.. 👋
2019-09-01 22:59
Commented so i can comeback and congratulate you on your great picks
2019-09-01 23:23
#220
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France LanaRhoades 
Are you talking about winners or losers?
2019-09-01 23:52
#125
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United States @FyreCS 
NRG versus who grand final?
2019-09-01 22:59
what bad luck for Navi, even if they beat NRG with fluke, they still have to face the winner of Astrails or TL, however, anyone going to end Navi.
2019-09-01 23:00
Like ences road last major
2019-09-01 23:24
should've not gone 3-2 in groups, it's their own fault
2019-09-02 04:32
Have no idea G2 always make troubles to them every time Mouz edge over them at over time For Navi, they just need a little bit of luck, but current situation is really bad as TL or Astrails is hard to beat for them.
2019-09-02 11:53
Astralis has played very average, but i Think they Can pass to the semis. At least its not ence, vitality or nrg
2019-09-01 23:01
Easiest win for avangar. French fags couldn't handle syman and dreameaters
2019-09-01 23:01
#134
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Australia Irtiza 
Ence will win this major bookmark this!!
2019-09-01 23:01
#136
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African Union mikecool 
Eep. Vs Ence 😬
2019-09-01 23:01
navi will lose if s1mple continues to play like shit
2019-09-01 23:02
#140
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Finland Rankaisu 
ENCE>Renegades i am almost sure thar ence will take this match with single hand. Renegades strugled to get even to quaters while ence went with ease. 2-0 85/15 probability. Vitality>Avangar 60/40 i think this might be difficult match for vitality because vitality hasnt played against avangar many times and avangar has aggressive game style. Astralis>Liquid 50/50 but if astralis is as good as it was against mouz then victory is guaranteed NRG>NaVi very ez match for nrg
2019-09-01 23:02
#140
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Finland Rankaisu 
ENCE>Renegades i am almost sure thar ence will take this match with single hand. Renegades strugled to get even to quaters while ence went with ease. 2-0 85/15 probability. Vitality>Avangar 60/40 i think this might be difficult match for vitality because vitality hasnt played against avangar many times and avangar has aggressive game style. Astralis>Liquid 50/50 but if astralis is as good as it was against mouz then victory is guaranteed NRG>NaVi very ez match for nrg
2019-09-01 23:02
#140
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Finland Rankaisu 
ENCE>Renegades i am almost sure thar ence will take this match with single hand. Renegades strugled to get even to quaters while ence went with ease. 2-0 85/15 probability. Vitality>Avangar 60/40 i think this might be difficult match for vitality because vitality hasnt played against avangar many times and avangar has aggressive game style. Astralis>Liquid 50/50 but if astralis is as good as it was against mouz then victory is guaranteed NRG>NaVi very ez match for nrg
2019-09-01 23:02
Looks like Ence or Vitality wil win this Major
2019-09-01 23:02
#147
cyx | 
Belgium HUFTGOLD 
if Astralis takes down Cuckquid, i will fanboy them so hard that i'll buy a hoodie from their store. period~
2019-09-01 23:03
Cry is free
2019-09-01 23:33
Cuz liquid will rekt astralis so hard
2019-09-01 23:34
#149
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Russia zLex67 
Ence Vitality Liquid Navi
2019-09-01 23:04
#152
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Sweden Akoulad 
Lucktality easiest way
2019-09-01 23:04
They have to stop jame first he will save on the last round of first half and kill them with awp in pistol round And then he will save again....
2019-09-01 23:27
LETS GO NAVI
2019-09-01 23:05
CMON AVANGAR!
2019-09-01 23:05
#159
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Finland Tusku 
qf3 wins these
2019-09-01 23:07
Astralis - Liquid.. It’s like they always have to meet each other. I’m an a Astralis fan, but liquid looked good towards the end here, Astralis need to step it up, and we could see them grab the fourth major 🏆
2019-09-01 23:08
#164
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Brazil Gunzel 
liquid - ence final inc
2019-09-01 23:10
#166
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Maybe it's time to think again the seeding system... These brackets are absolute garbage and a complete hoax in terms of teams real value. Major system is completely delusional and somehow amateur on not anticipating these kind of situations... Unbelievable!
2019-09-01 23:10
#171
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Russia KenyaWest 
TI9 system is good imo
2019-09-01 23:13
#183
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South Africa nimmaJ 
2 and 3 will advance 1 and 4 will face each other 5 and 6 will face each other because 5 went 3-0 So well have 2vs3 And 1/4 vs 5/6 in the playoffs matchups really couldnt be much better It has nothing to do with seeding, win matches in groups = better seeding in playoffs. Liquid as the #1 should not be the 5th elo team, that's completely on them and their performances
2019-09-01 23:21
#261
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
So, under this system, we privilege starladder major seeding instead of team game wise, performance during the year, overall quality of players and tactic ability... And you think this is ok? Well, I will most certainly beg to differ!!!
2019-09-02 03:10
yes, otherwise why have a challenger stage/group stage at all, just invite the 8 teams that have been the best throughout the year
2019-09-02 04:35
#322
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
From my point of view, yes! Just invite the teams that have been better throughout the year, making them safe until finals IF they get in there... Believe we both agree that presently, best CS can be seen at Liquid, Astralis, Na'Vi and NRG (before the major ofc). Now, we are on the verge that only 1 of these 4 teams can reach the final and, if you ask me, as a spectator, if I'd prefer to have a Liquid Vs Astralis or NRG final instead of a final Liquid Vs Ence or Avangar or Renegades, my answer would be as obvious as yours, I suppose... PS: you can change the word "Liquid" by NRG or Astralis ... Not biased at all on my appreciation.
2019-09-02 21:23
#290
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Their rank was lower than G2 and navis
2019-09-02 10:24
#168
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New Zealand Dragon_ 
ffs why do the matches not start till 1am
2019-09-01 23:11
Feels bad man
2019-09-01 23:29
#170
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Russia KenyaWest 
Astralis Liquid could have been a grand final
2019-09-01 23:13
Navi are too good but i have to admit crazy have redicolously skilled aimers. So many rounds they would kill navi with pistols, really dangerous
2019-09-01 23:24
free final for liquid what a bullshit
2019-09-01 23:28
Gooe bye astralis lmao
2019-09-01 23:30
#199
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
NRG I BELIEVE BlessRNG
2019-09-01 23:33
#237
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Greece Michaelides 
Hol up
2019-09-02 01:24
How is ENCE getting the easiest lineup this major? Lmao
2019-09-01 23:46
By not going 3-2 like throwing teams.
2019-09-02 12:41
Astralis vs Liquid first round :0
2019-09-01 23:46
Ence, vitality. Liquid, nrg Vitality vs liquid Liquid
2019-09-01 23:57
Renegades bet ence twice last major I would write them off
2019-09-02 12:41
Oh sure I agree there's a chance. These are just the way I'm leaving. All 8 teams here are perfectly reasonable to pick
2019-09-03 04:11
#224
EliGE | 
United States DervGuy 
Liquid winning this thing let's go! All teams looking spicy.
2019-09-02 00:00
#225
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United States fyi 
Navi with the Russian instead of Ukrainian flag is weird to me.
2019-09-02 00:05
#226
shox | 
India iejesus 
omfg
2019-09-02 00:06
#229
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Argentina Renardo 
ez major for avangar
2019-09-02 00:27
Crappy brackets. Liquid, Astralis, NRG, and Navi all on one side. That means the final will not be with the best teams and probably 1 sided. I don’t think ENCE or vitality pose a real threat to any of those 4 teams.
2019-09-02 00:45
#234
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Denmark MinorThread 
As always with The Majors, it’s the best SWAT teams that’s going to the Play Offs. Hell Ya!
2019-09-02 01:09
#235
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Denmark MinorThread 
It’s all over for my bois... i cry - but it’s free.
2019-09-02 01:12
ENCE - NAVI final ez
2019-09-02 01:24
astralis win
2019-09-02 01:26
#240
France Dov 
Ence whole major lucky on match ups lol
2019-09-02 01:28
Getting the team that bet them twice last major is lucky? Renegades is once of the worst matchups for ence playstyle wise imo
2019-09-02 12:41
#241
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France kennySsSsS 
rip astralis lol
2019-09-02 01:28
#243
fnx | 
Brazil w001 
renegades x astralis in final!
2019-09-02 01:42
#244
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France Sylr 
2019-09-02 01:42
#251
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Australia t0rrent 
4/7
2019-09-02 02:26
#245
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Russia v1p3rrr 
astralis gonna rape them
2019-09-02 01:55
NRG vs Ence in final.
2019-09-02 01:58
I wish G2 would've made the quarters vs Ence and played vitality in the semis would've been lit
2019-09-02 02:21
Ence Vitality Liquid Navi And then Ence Liquid and then Liquid Fuck this
2019-09-02 02:32
#256
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Argentina nymeros 
easy boyz, ence will not play another major final. Here we come
2019-09-02 02:39
NRG vs Renegades final! Er... Forget it, maybe i drank too much vodka yesterday
2019-09-02 02:40
EZ4ENCE
2019-09-02 02:59
#259
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Taiwan Himeii 
oh god Liquid vs Astralis is so risky
2019-09-02 03:07
NRG vs ENCE or NRG vs AST or Liquid
2019-09-02 03:08
ENCE > RNG - No way, Ence in a good shape Vitality < Avangar - Avangar started weak af but then streghtened up and won some good games. Also Vitality got raped by 2 CIS teams in New Challengers. It should be once again Astralis > Liquid - Stop dreaming Liquid can be back in shape of last months, not after 3 days of rest. Tough game but victory by Astralis obviously Na'Vi = NRG - NA team is in good shape. They should win this. But if Electronic will continue his dominance and Simple will step on at least - Na'Vi has some good chances.
2019-09-02 03:12
Why Liquid Vs ASTRALIS can anyone tell me
2019-09-02 03:50
renegades > ence avangar > vitality astralis > liquid navi > nrg
2019-09-02 06:43
#274
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Peru AgentLF 
EZ4LIQUID
2019-09-02 06:51
#276
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Europe Niko0 
Ence vs nrg final. Mmw
2019-09-02 07:34
#278
sergej | 
Finland Arelzz 
Not to be biased but i think ence is gonna roll their way into the grand finals. I don't know if they will win the whole thing but it's certainly a big possibility.
2019-09-02 07:54
ENCE > Renegades Vitality > AVANGAR Astralis < Liquid NRG > Natus Vincere
2019-09-02 08:12
I don't think that Liquid has a good conditions..
2019-09-02 08:42
ENCE > Renegades Vitality > AVANGAR Astralis < Liquid NRG <Natus Vincere
2019-09-02 08:44
#284
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Hungary FHarbor 
all of them correct but Astralis gonna beat Liquid
2019-09-02 08:54
Then they arent all correct my friend
2019-09-02 12:48
Hello MIRAA, I have to complain, whoever is writing these articles, it's really a joke. I click on the article to find out WHCIH DAY the next games are, and there is NO info whatsoever. That is really sad journalism. And please don't tell me i can go to >matches and see for myself. I know that as well. But this has become a constant issue, that you write previews, without saying when the games take place and that's really amateurish.
2019-09-02 09:38
+1
2019-09-02 09:41
I also felt the same way. I know its lazy on my part too when I just have to go matches but when writing the article is your job i feel like it's not hard to chuck in the times
2019-09-02 12:47
To write this message - about 440 clicks by keyboard To watch schedule (Matches > Quarterfinals) - 2 clicks by mouse You could check schedule 220 times.
2019-09-02 12:52
crazy were so close, damn
2019-09-02 09:39
Dont be fooled by these good results guys NRG will get destroyed by navi
2019-09-02 11:15
when are these matches being played?
2019-09-02 12:01
6 months ago. This major is just a rerun since they couldnt afford to provide prize money again this year. Just showing on twitch again so new fans get the experience
2019-09-02 12:46
#318
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Poland Ticket2Win 
im sure everyone knows that, you are not a fucking einstein dude
2019-09-02 18:11
Renegades > Ence Vitality > Avangar Astralis > Liquid (feel like astralis will have hard counterstrats prepared) Navi > NRG
2019-09-02 12:44
#317
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Poland Ticket2Win 
renegades>ence? im sure it has nothing to do with your place of born
2019-09-02 18:02
It is partially biased. But also, last major we beat ence in a bo1 and bo3. Psychological advantage Yes renegades had bad form coming in but they also had stand ins for months. Renegades went 0-2... against 2 teams that bet liquid. In 16-14/13 games. They then bet FaZe and G2 with shox and Kenny popping off nutty plays. Jks was hitting insane shots which is renegades biggest win condition and liazz really showed up too as well as all the others playing their parts well and clutching up. It's a close call but I put it at 60:40 Renegades personally
2019-09-05 14:01
Astralis vs Vitality in the finale 👀
2019-09-02 15:15
would have been nice if the article could tell anything about when this is going down found it! you have to look around, click a few links but then you find this hltv.org/matches?event=4443
2019-09-02 15:30
#313
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Europe Sadeas 
You have to be mentally challenged to not know where on HLTV you find matches yourselves though.
2019-09-02 16:28
That is not the point smartass
2019-09-02 16:42
#319
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Europe Sadeas 
It sure is, adding dates for games that everyone with an IQ > 50 already knows into the article seems so redundant and unnecessary that it's close to wasted webstorage.
2019-09-02 19:28
No it isnt.
2019-09-02 19:57
#315
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Mexico ToNioVeGa 
When do games continue? How longs the break
2019-09-02 17:11
#316
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Poland Ticket2Win 
two more days
2019-09-02 18:01
There are some teams that really have huge lucky on the matchups...
2019-09-03 12:04
As expected Admins are oblivious to critique and on way too high a horse to add dates to the articel afterwards...
2019-09-03 16:52
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