AVANGAR outshine Renegades to secure first Major grand final spot

Following a successful 2-0 semi-final series against Renegades, AVANGAR are first to make the grand final cut in Berlin.

The first semi-final commenced on Mirage, where Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai kicked things off with a Glock triple kill, creating space for a three-round lead to be accrued. AVANGAR faltered in their buy round, but managed to recuperate in an ensuing force-buy, thanks to a CZ-75 hold from Alexey "qikert" Golubev, which subsequently allowed the Kazakh squad to equalise the scoreline at three rounds apiece.

Following these lop-sided exchanges, the teams brawled for an advantage, where AVANGAR ended up on top of things, as Renegades found themselves with a fragile economy in the middle portion of the half. Despite remedied finances towards the latter rounds of the first half, the Australian side was unable to produce much impact, conceding the initial half with a 6-9 deficit.

Jame's outstanding performance on Mirage yielded a 1.44 rating

Justin "jks" Savage ensured his team brought a foot back into the match with a triple kill USP-S hold on the B site, and despite conceding momentum to AVANGAR's first full-buy, the squad accrued six of the initial seven rounds of the second half. The Kazakh offense found success after a string of consecutive losses, assuming the lead once more, but an astonishing 1v2 B site post-plant that was successfully converted by jks gave the Australian side the needed inspiration to secure map point. The boost was insufficient in ensuring map one for Renegades, as AVANGAR denied their opponents a fast closure, forcing affairs into overtime.

Overtime #1 very nearly saw AVANGAR snatch the Australians' map pick after double map point was secured, but faltered in the process of closing, meaning a second batch of extra rounds. A flawless CT-side performance from AVANGAR meant triple map point for Dzhami "Jame" Ali and company, and following a single round conversion from Renegades, the Kazakh quintet closed out map one with a 22-19 victory.

jks was crucial in keeping Renegades afloat on Mirage with a 1.38 rating

Dust2 followed, with jks once more spearheading Renegades' advancement through a USP-S quad kill in the first pistol round of the map. A further three rounds followed in favour of the Australian squad, producing a significant lead, but it proved to be short-lived, as AVANGAR established their dominance from the fifth round onwards.

The unyielding onslaught of the Kazakh offense saw a total of 10 consecutive rounds secured, with Timur "buster" Tulepov and qikert leading the charge at 14 and 12 frags each. This left Renegades stunned, as the Australian squad was only able to secure a single additional round in conclusion, faced with a 4-11 predicament going into the second half of map two.

qikert's showing on Dust2 ensured a 2-0 closure for AVANGAR

AVANGAR did not relent after switching to the CT side of Dust2, continuing their successful campaign in the second pistol round. The following two rounds saw the teams exchange force-buy victories, leading to weakened economies on both sides. The pivotal 19th round went in favour of the Kazakh squad, courtesy of a strong middle hold from buster. Persisting issues on the offense for Renegades eventually led to map point for AVANGAR, and without hesitation the team cruised to a 16-6 closure on Dust2, securing the first spot in the grand final.

Matchpage
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7th September 2019
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Mirage
22
6
Dust2
16
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 57 - 44 +13 94.8 1.24
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 33 - 46 -13 66.0 0.85
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 38 - 50 -12 66.9 0.81
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 34 - 46 -12 66.8 0.79
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 20 - 44 -24 42.5 0.62
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 51 - 31 +20 84.9 1.41
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 58 - 40 +18 94.5 1.39
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 55 - 39 +16 88.1 1.32
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 30 - 37 -7 68.8 0.96
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 36 - 35 +1 58.7 0.95
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
634
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
715
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Congratz avangar! CIS is surely the 2nd best CS region of all time, only EU is better! Jame time 🙏🙏🙏CIS_2_MAJOR_NA_1
2019-09-07 17:50
good job
2019-09-07 17:50
#19
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Sweden Unluko 
UZBEKISTAN >>>>>>>>
2019-09-07 17:51
#60
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Uzbekistan OrangeBoston 
YES
2019-09-07 17:54
#66
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Kyrgyzstan Sm1L3Y_yl 
AdreN 2nd major coming
2019-09-07 17:55
#167
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India ASTRALNINJA 
Big burn on Faze xD
2019-09-08 00:41
major grandfinals!
2019-09-07 17:55
EZ FOR ADREN
2019-09-07 17:51
#109
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Hong Kong Freder1ck114 
+1
2019-09-07 18:10
2ND MAJOR WIN FOR GODREN INCOMING
2019-09-07 17:51
Poor jks :(
2019-09-07 17:51
#97
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
+1
2019-09-07 18:01
f5
2019-09-07 17:52
Ez final for Ast
2019-09-07 17:55
2EZ FOR GODREN and his son JAME "Jesus" JAME (MVP) TIME
2019-09-07 18:13
+1
2019-09-07 18:22
#2
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
definitely the most enjoyable game on this major so far, gg to both teams
2019-09-07 17:50
Jame so stronk unreal
2019-09-07 17:52
Rly? Imo astralis vs liquid was way more enjoyable. Good storylines. And great 2nd map. Great t sides Vertigo is not that shit, and was a suprise pick and astralis completel, fucked them on this map
2019-09-07 17:54
#85
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
for the unnatural american hype liquid didnt deliver anything close to this match, they were just unprepared and of course coming from worse continent
2019-09-07 17:58
#144
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Unnatural American hype. Only dominated the scene for half of the year. As if somehow the hype wasn’t deserved lmao Have your fun, shit on NA for not performing in Berlin, go ahead. But don’t pretend like there wasn’t reason to believe they would do well. That just makes you sound like a dumb salty bitch who’s somehow been vindicated.
2019-09-07 19:43
#150
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
yeah im glad they gave hope to na once again just to choke on major again, at least nrg looks more promising this year ;)
2019-09-07 19:57
#168
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India ASTRALNINJA 
They did find themself as the only well performing team for a few months there and reaped the rewards that they deserved. This is probably the first time they faced tough competition other than some maps here and there against zywoo/ence.
2019-09-08 00:47
#177
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United States Samsquanch_ 
First time they faced tough competition? They beat astralis in a bo3 during their stretch. On LAN. Seriously, do you even watch pro CS? Or do you just show up for the major?
2019-09-08 08:49
+1
2019-09-07 17:54
#92
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Australia opzy 
i didnt find it enjoyable :(
2019-09-07 18:00
Same i just wish for Renegades to win one major
2019-09-08 01:04
ahahah F5 but still rekt by VeryNiceGuy
2019-09-07 20:00
#154
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
yes yes when i came here #1 was already posted
2019-09-07 20:04
#169
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Netherlands puddingkip 
Nolifenerd
2019-09-08 00:57
#175
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
ok ruski
2019-09-08 03:31
2017 GAMBIT POG
2019-09-07 17:50
#49
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Netherlands ChrisJsports 
Final- Gambit vs NRG
2019-09-07 17:53
Didn't predict it. Both teams were good but sadly only one goes to the final.
2019-09-07 17:51
JAME TIME
2019-09-07 17:50
All the way to finals
2019-09-07 17:52
yes mens)) Sanji 1 major s1mple 0 major
2019-09-07 17:56
#7
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Ukraine McSwell 
Top CS from Avangar so far. Wondering how calm they are no matter what happening on the map, comparing to s1mple or zeus babyrage tilt
2019-09-07 17:50
avangar dont have pressure its so nice how they play hope they will win atleast some rounds against godstralis and make a nice final
2019-09-07 17:52
#8
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France Randomguy69 
Lul
2019-09-07 17:50
#9
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Norway flipflop 
Avangar on fire
2019-09-07 17:50
#10
kennyS | 
Finland Tusku 
JAME TIME
2019-09-07 17:50
#11
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Turkey montpaylit 
ez
2019-09-07 17:51
#12
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Australia Chereska 
Gg to avangar, good luck in the final!
2019-09-07 17:51
#132
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Russia Ilyichee 
gg to renegades,nt
2019-09-07 18:38
Jesus..Jame
2019-09-07 17:51
#16
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Borat Major Winners LET'S GO!
2019-09-07 17:51
#33
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt prokda
2019-09-07 17:51
#50
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Czech Republic Noxar 
I first read your name as Snake2K Thankfully no second major for him )))
2019-09-07 17:53
#53
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
who cars about bot2k OMEGALUL
2019-09-07 17:53
#80
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Chinese expats in Commiefornia I guess
2019-09-07 17:57
#100
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
u do obviously
2019-09-07 18:02
#112
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt prokda i dont
2019-09-07 18:13
#161
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
why do u have 2k in your name than? nt baiter
2019-09-07 21:43
#162
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt prokda steal2k stole it from me
2019-09-07 22:43
#17
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Latvia tibr0 
JAME TIME
2019-09-07 17:51
Jame 1 major final apperance Most of team Liquid 0 major final apperance Avangar 22-18 Liquid on their best team Avangar > liquid confirmed
2019-09-07 17:51
#56
fer | 
Brazil _Awper 
not true tho Nitr0, elige, Stewie and Adren 1 Major Final Apperance
2019-09-07 17:53
#70
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United States @FyreCS 
+111 The Brazilian knows!
2019-09-07 17:55
Adren??????
2019-09-07 17:58
#104
fer | 
Brazil _Awper 
Jdm instead, but the point is still valid.
2019-09-07 18:04
Most of liquid had final experience brother Stewie 1 major final Elige 1 major final Nitro 1 major final 3/5 is most of the team
2019-09-07 18:26
#146
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Most of the world just wants to hate on NA and pretend that they didn’t deserve to be in the major at all. Delusional salty bitches.
2019-09-07 19:45
Tbh getting carried to Finals by s1mple shouldn't count..
2019-09-08 00:06
so all the games you get carried in MM shoudlnt count either?
2019-09-08 01:31
ez 4 jesus "jame" christ
2019-09-07 17:51
RIP JKS MAJOR DREAM. CAN'T CARRY ANYMORE :/
2019-09-07 17:51
jame time
2019-09-07 17:51
JAME JESUSSSSS
2019-09-07 17:51
#26
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2019-09-07 17:51
ALGA KZ
2019-09-07 17:51
#28
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Slovakia gayzera 
Without Zeus Kazakhs won't reach major final KOKOKO BLAH BLAH BLAH
2019-09-07 17:51
#JAMETIME
2019-09-07 17:51
they have destroyed RNG on dust2 POG POG POG
2019-09-07 17:51
F for Renegades, well played! from 0-2 to semifinals F for Avangar, well played 2nd place on a major is very impressive for a team that we espected to go 0-3 or 1-3 Congrats for NRG, major champion!!!!!!!!!!!! Tarik 2nd major MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-09-07 17:51
#179
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South Africa KGMZ 
This did not age well
2019-09-08 13:24
god jame
2019-09-07 17:51
#76
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Brazil gresote 
bait kills kkkk
2019-09-07 17:56
0/8
2019-09-07 18:45
#34
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Kazakhstan ajdoz 
GG Avengers! ALGA QAZAQSTAN! One more wws!!!
2019-09-07 17:52
What does alga means my friend? Btw congrats!
2019-09-07 17:53
#79
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Kazakhstan ajdoz 
TY! Alga in kazakh language = forward, go
2019-09-07 17:57
Ty mens)) and good luck for tomorrow!
2019-09-07 17:57
#54
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
Qazaqstan ushin zhasasyn!:D
2019-09-07 17:53
#99
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Kazakhstan ajdoz 
barin sigemiz goi xD
2019-09-07 18:02
#140
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
+ bàri qotaq sorady 100%
2019-09-07 19:15
EZ major final for adren and friends...
2019-09-07 17:52
#36
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United States Ruski_hacker 
Jame from meme to actual Jesus of CS
2019-09-07 17:52
same with dosia , from x-god meme to major winner ; p
2019-09-07 17:54
That atomic bomb he threw in pit on inferno in the Finals tho..
2019-09-08 00:07
ALGAAAAA
2019-09-07 17:52
#38
Lox | 
Russia Tsarevich 
gambit flashbacks
2019-09-07 17:52
im surprised how talented are Kaza players, especially buster and qikert. Being a meme, still playing like god JAME TIME deserves more credits. Awesome job AdreN! Well played i hope they can win Major
2019-09-07 17:52
JAME TIME BOIS
2019-09-07 17:52
EPIC
2019-09-07 17:52
#43
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United Kingdom ifsoreki 
Congrats guys
2019-09-07 17:52
#44
kennyS | 
Germany JDKiwnl 
WORST MAJOR EVER YAAAAAAAAAAY
2019-09-07 17:52
#155
Zeus | 
Ukraine martnlo1 
Cry is free
2019-09-07 20:18
#45
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
YESSSS
2019-09-07 17:52
Let's go Avangar! One more game!
2019-09-07 17:53
#55
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Finland tsufee 
they're gonna have hard time in the final against Astralis or NRG - there's room for a surprise though :D
2019-09-07 17:53
#58
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Portugal Furiosoo 
LETS FUCKING GO AVANGAR SO COOL WATCHING THIS TEAM ON TOP OF THE MAJOR EZ4AVANGAR
2019-09-07 17:53
#59
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
Great to see! They have been solid every since they were called LOG
2019-09-07 17:54
Avangar Time
2019-09-07 17:54
#64
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
I hope in Adren vs. Tarik final.
2019-09-07 17:55
+1
2019-09-07 18:29
#65
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United States @FyreCS 
Sad
2019-09-07 17:55
I told ya
2019-09-07 17:55
GJ BRATVA :D
2019-09-07 17:55
#72
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Singapore FallBlade 
EndJame just snapped his fingers
2019-09-07 17:56
#73
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Philippines G1DS 
Its #JAMETIME
2019-09-07 17:56
0 toxic comments. I am impressed by RNG fanbase
2019-09-07 17:56
#116
Jame | 
CIS ZILTOID 
there are no nrg fans, go figure
2019-09-07 18:15
NRG?
2019-09-07 18:39
Let's Go
2019-09-07 17:56
ggwp Jame is a beast
2019-09-07 17:56
#81
shox | 
Lithuania Jaguar4s 
poor jks, only one who had balls in rng today
2019-09-07 17:57
bruh
2019-09-07 17:57
#savejks
2019-09-07 17:57
waiting for nrg x avangar It’s going to be a nice final match. avangar deserves
2019-09-07 17:58
#87
nexa | 
United States cyrus2121 
ez4sanji
2019-09-07 17:58
Gambit vibes
2019-09-07 17:58
#90
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
GG. Avangar were clearly the better team. I hope the boys continue with their form and maybe win some tournaments, good luck in the Finals Avangar
2019-09-07 17:58
#91
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Hungary Opahm 
Renegades just had luck before this.They only beat that teams,who struggel at the past half year... :) Well deserved and predictable lose
2019-09-07 18:00
#96
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Kazakhstan Bottigan 
yeah they had so much luck on mirage and didn't deserve it, also weak opponents during the group stage
2019-09-07 18:00
#ZAVODSAMSEBYANEPOSTROIT
2019-09-07 18:00
#94
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Russia Krityra 
ALGA AVANGAR
2019-09-07 18:00
#95
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Australia vamped 
gg renegades really needed mirage.
2019-09-07 18:00
#98
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Jame to replace guardian Cold to replace neo Fazeup
2019-09-07 18:01
#101
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India Noobdian1 
Deserved
2019-09-07 18:03
#102
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Chile strong221 
That’s jame not saving guys That’s the face of a god
2019-09-07 18:03
#103
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Taiwan Himeii 
GG WP AVANGAR 2019 KRAKOW LMAO
2019-09-07 18:03
Unlucky Renegades! 3rd/4th is still a great achievement my dudes! GG AVANGAR BOL for the GF :)
2019-09-07 18:04
#107
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
yeah, that was great match.
2019-09-07 18:06
#115
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
renegades showed a really good games from 0/2
2019-09-07 18:15
#106
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
LETS GOOO!!! i fakin said that in the start of major, when everyone said that adren is noob, and they need to kick him. GODREN AND JAME IS DOING GREAT JOB.
2019-09-07 18:05
Morons in grand final!
2019-09-07 18:06
J A M E T I M E
2019-09-07 18:10
AVANGAR IN MAJOR FINAL. Damn that's really fucking crazy if you think about that. They played great definitely deserved, not like Luckygades.
2019-09-07 18:13
AlgaAvangar! Alga CIS! Alga KZ!
2019-09-07 18:15
wtf happened to liazz this series???
2019-09-07 18:19
young and inexperienced on the biggest stage? no surprise tbf
2019-09-07 19:42
#121
Aleksib | 
Finland mmusi 
GG EASY for Avangar against flukeGaydes. They suck even at their only map Mirage haHaa
2019-09-07 18:20
Lmao ez for Avangar, will 2-1 against Astralis tomorrow
2019-09-07 18:22
At least we now know who's going to get second place.
2019-09-07 18:24
Godren 2 major
2019-09-07 18:28
Nice!KZ power!
2019-09-07 18:28
JAME TIME JAME TIME JAME TIME JAME TIME JAME TIME JAME TIME JAME TIME JAME TIME JAME TIME
2019-09-07 18:29
Krakow vol2
2019-09-07 18:32
Jame Qikert relace Zeus Flamie POG
2019-09-07 18:34
#133
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
Sho tut skazati? Alga kazakhstan. Samiy lichshiy navoz. U drugih v sredney azii udobrenia govno
2019-09-07 18:38
#147
NiKo | 
CIS GVRuslan 
Ebat ty Ahuel chuvak
2019-09-07 19:46
expected rusian kazak hater (moskal).
2019-09-07 19:51
JONATHAN E PLS BAN 10YEARS THIS RUSIAN KAZAKOPHOB/KAZAK HATER
2019-09-07 19:50
#180
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
sosi.
2019-09-14 18:28
JAME TIME
2019-09-07 18:49
Cis in the major final yet again :)) Tnx jame buster quikert
2019-09-07 19:05
#139
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Poland Marcines 
adren second major? gogo
2019-09-07 19:14
#141
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Sweden 133665 
Jame vs Astralis inc
2019-09-07 19:16
Jame major mvp incoming. Lets go AVANGAR
2019-09-07 19:31
Ez for Jame and Godren
2019-09-07 19:59
#153
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Finland satkis 
First rng antistrat the shit out of ENCE and then they go out like a bunch of little girls? Cmon rng you did the tournament boring!
2019-09-07 20:02
I just hope Avangar will beat Astralis in the final.
2019-09-07 20:38
JAME TIME
2019-09-07 21:03
#158
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African Union mikecool 
ggs :(
2019-09-07 21:14
#160
TaZ | 
Azerbaijan roninelli 
Adren was problem in Gambit and FAze ? :D
2019-09-07 21:39
#163
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Europe Vallon3 
Holy crap... congrats AVANGAR.
2019-09-07 22:43
#164
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United States Fin4life 
16=6...thats embarrassing....but what did you expect....aussie...aussie...aussie...lose...lose...lose...
2019-09-07 23:37
gg avangar and well done to the boyser, i hope avangar win this final
2019-09-08 01:48
#173
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Australia eClipz-AU 
Liazz really struggled this match, I wish he would carry more confidence as a person and player. The guy is talented, I think he could use a psychological coach to improve his confidence. He was 13 frags after 53 rounds across 2 maps. 0 on Dust2 after 12 rounds. I know the stage would make anyone nervous, and props to the Renegades for making it so far, I think hiring a psychologist for the team could really help pre-match jitters and confidence as a team.
2019-09-08 03:10
CIS such good many wow! UA, RU, KZ lez go!
2019-09-08 03:31
Jame time
2019-09-08 03:37
#178
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Poland nclme1ster 
major isn't major now tier3 teams in finals 2 years in a row (ENCE(then) and AVANGAR) I really want to see finals like NiP vs Fnatic or Luminosity(SK) vs. any other team top class another one for astralis.
2019-09-08 11:18
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