AVANGAR to skip Games Clash Masters

AVANGAR have announced that they have decided against attending the Games Clash Masters next week.

In a statement, the Kazakhstani side justified the decision with the physical and mental strain incurred on the players in the last weeks of competition.

AVANGAR came through all three stages of the StarLadder Major to the reach the grand final, in which they were defeated by Astralis in a one-sided affair. This week, the team overcame a poor start to win BLAST Pro Series Moscow after defeating fellow CIS side forZe in the final.

AVANGAR's players will take a short break from LAN action

Having played 29 official maps in the last three weeks of competition alone, AVANGAR, who reached their highest-ever position of sixth in the latest world rankings, feel that it is time to take a short break to be able to face their upcoming challenges with renewed energy and freshness.

"The preparation and participation in the two big LAN tournaments were not easy for us, both physically and psychologically," AVANGAR said.

"The team needs a little rest from LAN tournaments to restore strength because, for us, their health is our top priority. We sincerely apologize to the fans, participating teams and the organizer for not being able to take part in the tournament and hope for your understanding."

AVANGAR's withdrawal leaves one spot open in Group A, which also features Aristocracy, Sprout and DreamEaters. The organisers of the Games Clash Masters have told HLTV.org that they are hoping to announce a replacement for the BLAST Pro Series Moscow champions on Monday.

The groups for the $100,000 Polish event, which will take place from September 20-22, currently look as follows:

#2
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Switzerland sl4p3z 
LUL
2019-09-15 17:01
ez W for Sprout I guess.
2019-09-15 17:04
Sprout on LAN FeelsBadMan
2019-09-15 17:08
they move from tier 3 cs to tier 1 now, good for them. they are #1 cis team
2019-09-15 17:22
#55
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Russia FriZZeh 
from tier 2 cs to tier 4 :(
2019-09-15 17:26
oh
2019-09-15 17:39
navi? yes
2019-09-15 17:39
#75
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Russia FriZZeh 
navi from tier 1 to tier 1032-93102391
2019-09-15 17:43
mens(((
2019-09-15 17:56
#97
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Cloud9? Yes
2019-09-15 18:35
#101
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Russia FriZZeh 
It's true too :(
2019-09-15 18:48
You misspelled BIG
2019-09-15 17:34
And you misspelled Shit
2019-09-15 17:36
Whatever mickey....
2019-09-15 17:38
Always there there for you Mr. Oli Pocher
2019-09-15 17:40
Jame to Navi perhaps?
2019-09-15 17:01
yee then flamie is full time mp9 player and drops awp every 2nd round to Jame
2019-09-15 17:03
#36
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Sweden crittaN 
Youre reading into this too much i think
2019-09-15 17:12
AVANGAR>Navi LULW
2019-09-15 18:05
I like the idea, but two designated AWP’ers is to much imo :)
2019-09-15 19:15
jame to navi would be fucking rip, just get simple to avangar and disband navi ez
2019-09-15 19:20
more like get electronic in avangar and send s1mple to an international team
2019-09-15 21:50
#144
Algeria W0r 
and electronic would be replacing which player ?
2019-09-15 23:14
idk, I actually don't care about Na'Vi, but if I were to give an answer I'd say SANJI. Electronic is without a doubt an upgrade although I do admit sanji sacrifices himself a lot for the team. Might as well put adren in a more supportive role as a result since his fragging is subpar and all he does to help them well allegedly is calling and out of game shit.
2019-09-16 00:04
#158
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United States YANGGANG2020 
imo sanji has got to be one of the most underrated players right now. he actually frags pretty damn well for someone who gets i think 10-12% of his kills with an mp9/mac10. i think if he were to get kicked avangar would fall off severely similar to how hellraisers did when they booted deadfox, even tho deadfox's stats were actually a lot worse than sanji's. i dont think avangar would need any changes at all
2019-09-16 05:40
#5
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
gj
2019-09-15 17:01
+1
2019-09-15 19:25
#6
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Brazil Felpepino 
JAME TIME
2019-09-15 17:02
+vp keppo
2019-09-15 17:02
#18
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Poland v1straliZZ 
nope
2019-09-15 17:05
i know, vp dont deserve any invitation they are bad af
2019-09-15 17:08
Yeah but vp still attend ro V4 tournament in the same time so not possible to get invite
2019-09-15 17:16
hmm true
2019-09-15 17:21
??? Xkom ago? XD
2019-09-15 18:03
old squad, im too lazy to change it atm i dont root for any polish team, moreover, i dont play or watch cs anymore, i just sometimes read hltv
2019-09-15 18:23
Weird
2019-09-15 19:02
why?
2019-09-15 19:19
If you dont follow pl scene how do you know that vp are bad
2019-09-15 19:37
i didnt say i dont follow scene, i just dont watch watch=/follow
2019-09-15 19:48
They are bad asf Ago Lul
2019-09-15 18:42
i see u are blind xd
2019-09-15 19:18
Better than being kurwa debil
2019-09-15 23:31
reported noob
2019-09-16 22:15
Ok, im waiting :((((((((
2019-09-17 22:17
#8
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Poland wiktorex 
New ence lol
2019-09-15 17:03
#10
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Australia |bruh| 
bruh
2019-09-15 17:03
They jamed
2019-09-16 01:47
S t a r P l a y a r s
2019-09-15 17:03
Clash of trash
2019-09-15 17:03
Good timing :)
2019-09-15 17:04
#14
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Wtf no jame time :(
2019-09-15 17:04
They jame their health.
2019-09-15 17:32
Didn't do Astralis any good
2019-09-15 18:40
#107
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France LeDiplomate 
Yeah, they only won 3 majors in a row...
2019-09-15 19:03
When they took a break they fell down the rankings you know
2019-09-15 19:59
+1
2019-09-15 20:14
#134
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France LeDiplomate 
But they came back and won a major u all got baited by mastermind glaive.
2019-09-15 20:18
They breaked just so long dude.
2019-09-16 00:10
Nice save from Kreigaria.
2019-09-15 17:04
polish cs too good for them
2019-09-15 17:06
rip ! mental -1100 time 2 heal on the heads 4 ya Avg
2019-09-15 17:06
disgusting to withdraw less than a week before
2019-09-15 17:06
#40
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Serbia Ch11co 
They played 2 events in a row won blast and finals of the major i guess they want to rest a bit
2019-09-15 17:14
#92
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Guatemala feerzein21 
Yeah, good choice since probably they feeling a lot tired and going to this event and not performing because of how tired you are could be negative for the team
2019-09-15 18:15
right? so don't agree to do 3 events in a row then ffs.
2019-09-15 19:05
+1
2019-09-15 19:30
#142
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United Kingdom woodenHorse 
Yeah it would be fine if they didn't get to the finals in both events, more maps and more stress, they weren't expecting to play so much
2019-09-15 22:57
#153
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Serbia Ch11co 
They probably didint think they will make it to the major final they hoped ofc but in reality it wasnt supposed to happen and also they won blast pro
2019-09-16 01:06
They were in Moscow and the next day they had to be in Almaty for autograph and fans session since they made their fans happy. So they are constantly in travels. They need rest.
2019-09-16 08:08
then don't agree to do it then..... it really is that simple.
2019-09-16 15:12
+1
2019-09-16 08:58
#22
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United States skroobdoober 
No reason to play T3 event against upredictable teams with no prep time and jeopardize their spot in the rankings. Understandable have nice day
2019-09-15 17:06
#41
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World Notb8ing 
ranking does not work like that, it is about good results, having one bad result does not do anything much.
2019-09-15 17:14
#53
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United Kingdom yungblades 
its on both, their rankings would suffer if they got put out before playoffs
2019-09-15 17:24
#81
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World Notb8ing 
HLTV rankings do not work like that...
2019-09-15 17:51
>not b8ing >rankings do not work like that..
2019-09-15 18:54
#23
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Czech Republic DarkAspecT 
ez for smoooooooooooooya
2019-09-15 17:06
#24
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Denmark minosss 
pact
2019-09-15 17:07
No more tier 3 event
2019-09-15 17:08
#27
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Sweden meistr0 
Astralis Syndrome?
2019-09-15 17:08
#29
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Avangars tier 1 team now
2019-09-15 17:08
bring Syman or VP
2019-09-15 17:09
#43
JD | 
Poland simbered 
VP cant because they have V4 on this days
2019-09-15 17:19
#31
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
they had fan-meeting in almaty, kazakhstan today. its very hard to fly from moscow to almaty, and after 12 hours again fly to malta.
2019-09-15 17:09
also this tourney looks like a waste of time for top5 team
2019-09-15 17:19
MALTA LUL
2019-09-15 17:24
#156
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
+1. not malta, in poland.
2019-09-16 05:27
+1
2019-09-15 19:20
#140
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France FlakeFag 
Then they shouldnt have agreed to participante in the event. Withdrawing with less than a week for the event is a douche move.
2019-09-15 21:53
#157
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
it seems to me that they themselves did not expect that they would not have time for the tournament.
2019-09-16 05:29
#32
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Georgia Broozman 
nooooooooooooooooooooooo
2019-09-15 17:09
#33
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Netherlands gelm1r 
good for them this event is for tier 3-5 teams avangar are tier 1 would be shame if they did attend
2019-09-15 17:10
#34
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Japan Johnny_Br@Vo 
They understand their status now its good
2019-09-15 17:10
XD
2019-09-15 17:13
Understandable, they are tired, TOP 2 at major, TOP 1 at blast.
2019-09-15 17:11
#141
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France FlakeFag 
Then they shouldnt have agreed to participate 3 events in a row. Its not understandable. Its a disrespect with the organization of this event
2019-09-15 21:54
Tier4 event lol
2019-09-15 17:12
not even one NA team so its t2 lan
2019-09-15 17:22
Tier4 , and with 3 Polish teams it's even tier5 lol. NRG and Liquid on top5 of the world, where's Poland ? oh wait....... zzzzz
2019-09-15 17:26
#62
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Poland Kleigen 
Used to be TOP 3 2014-2017.
2019-09-15 17:28
#83
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
And NRG's best player is Cerq lmao cry is free nationalism in USA is too strong and you don't realize it haha who the fuck sings their national anthem everyday, worse than nazination haha
2019-09-15 17:55
bigheadedness
2019-09-15 17:13
#44
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Poland Karti20 
Don't want to be rude but "29 maps in last 3 weeks" ok srsly thats LITERALY 3 MAPS PER DAY... i mean if someone is a pro player that shouldn't be a "massive" number of maps played... imagine how much they are playing daily in a house xd just saying soo yea...
2019-09-15 17:19
better to withdraw than play like shit you know, they are realizing they need to rest to show good CS
2019-09-15 17:25
#56
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CIS kryto203 
Bruh there are 21 days in 3 weeks 29/21 isnt 3
2019-09-15 17:26
#109
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France LeDiplomate 
Each map they play involves hours of prep at this level...
2019-09-15 19:05
#136
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United States skroobdoober 
Including traveling from Alma-ata > Kyiv > Berlin > Moscow > Alma-ata > Malta during that time, and it's a brutal schedule.
2019-09-15 20:19
expected lol, won more than 300K $ for one week who cars about this irrelevant event with delays and shit production
2019-09-15 17:24
#51
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
excuse me Mr.Avangar
2019-09-15 17:24
#52
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Poland LiquidWater 
too bad vp has same termin for v4.
2019-09-15 17:24
#58
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Gereph 
ez4furia btw
2019-09-15 17:27
#59
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
This is easy money what a mistake for not going. This event starts in 5 days you have time to rest and prepare.
2019-09-15 17:27
They dont want to face furia...
2019-09-15 17:28
#61
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Germany L1lK1M 
Understandable...
2019-09-15 17:28
#69
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Croatia Netkov 
+1
2019-09-15 17:38
They know the fluke is over
2019-09-15 17:29
you talking last major's olof performance?
2019-09-15 18:33
#159
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Kazakhstan garrin4a 
He means sweden cs scene
2019-09-16 07:17
expected, tournaments every week wtf mens
2019-09-15 17:35
Please put Ex-OpTic they need an easy lan winbefore ESL and Dream hack
2019-09-15 17:41
#74
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African Union mikecool 
2gud for t3 tournies now :P
2019-09-15 17:41
Games clash masters must have a good anti-cheat.
2019-09-15 17:44
#77
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
BLASTVANGAR
2019-09-15 17:44
#78
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Russia illuminosity 
expected
2019-09-15 17:45
GamerLegion
2019-09-15 17:46
#80
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France FrighTyyy 
Expected
2019-09-15 17:50
scared of dreameaters 😎
2019-09-15 17:53
#85
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Germany currrro 
but they play european champions cup tommorow? ok
2019-09-15 17:57
#86
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World Notb8ing 
easy to log in and play online game vs travel and play tournament...
2019-09-15 18:02
and GCM was so hyped about them coming hahaha, good, that event is gonna be gaming paradise 2019 edition LUL
2019-09-15 18:03
Ez windigo
2019-09-15 18:08
#91
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Ukraine DIE4THEKING 
right decision
2019-09-15 18:13
scared of furia kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-09-15 18:19
kkkkkkkk
2019-09-15 19:23
good call, smart team mens
2019-09-15 18:32
Thought they needed more Jamen Time
2019-09-15 18:40
#102
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United Kingdom KainZ 
They in the big leagues now bois
2019-09-15 18:49
Running away from Furia, huh? Haha
2019-09-15 18:57
so they see Furia and run away? Hhahaha I'm kidding, but ez 4 Furia this championship
2019-09-15 19:01
#110
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
I hope Furia wins this LAN so the Flukia tards can go away.
2019-09-15 19:13
#122
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Romania silksz12 
Even if they win it s still flukia lol
2019-09-15 19:32
okay, but when astralis gonna win against furia?
2019-09-16 00:19
They think they are too good for a tier 2 event
2019-09-15 19:19
FUCK SAKE I WANTED TO SEE THEM
2019-09-15 19:27
EZ 4 Havu then
2019-09-15 19:32
#124
NiKo | 
Serbia smiley69 
+CR4ZY
2019-09-15 19:43
#126
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Germany PuZzLe_dE 
+smash esports pls
2019-09-15 19:49
#127
shox | 
India iejesus 
well deserved rest
2019-09-15 19:50
#129
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Poland GamBitF4N 
they scared of Aristocracy
2019-09-15 20:02
#130
Zeus | 
Russia V9l1k 
+5% chances to win for BIG
2019-09-15 20:04
They will probably show alot more consistency with attention to players mental health
2019-09-15 20:09
Furia already won this.
2019-09-15 20:14
easy money for furia lmao
2019-09-15 20:19
#137
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South America mik00 
Invite x6tence!!! =D
2019-09-15 21:06
#138
mimi | 
United Kingdom KlyksmaS 
how about Youngsters? would like to see pasha
2019-09-15 21:32
#143
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Poland zJe 
of course they did. What they gonna do with these low tier teams. Waste of time
2019-09-15 23:06
#145
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Brazil parrud0www 
Ez for FURIA
2019-09-15 23:31
AVANGAR is like ENCE after getting to Major 2nd spot. They even won BLAST event just like ENCE did. Well this might seem to be like AVANGAR's era.
2019-09-15 23:44
#148
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Serbia livefour 
Ez for cr4zy
2019-09-15 23:50
#152
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Brazil SmLsz 
EZ4FVRIA
2019-09-16 00:25
ohh this fuckers cheatin
2019-09-16 01:09
#161
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Brazil paulo7hiago 
gg furia
2019-09-16 08:40
"WE NEED A LOT OF GAME TIME IN ORDER TO CONTEND AGAINST TEAMS LIKE ASTRALIS" JAME - 2019
2019-09-16 09:52
They’ve shown us some great CS lately and I suppose it took them a lot of time and energy to be able to reach those results, so they deserve some time off. Hope they come back stronger and prove us there a not a fluke team, but a talented one. Wlady out.
2019-09-16 11:06
#165
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Kazakhstan joegarn 
its anyway tier 50 tournament with tier 3000 teams which means "rofloturik" ez dodge ez fresh power for t1 tournaments for avg
2019-09-16 13:30
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