Na`Vi, North round out StarSeries i-League Season 8 invite list

Natus Vincere and North are the final two teams to receive direct invites to the $500,000 event that will be held in Turkey, StarLadder has announced.

The news means that there is now just one spot on offer at the Turkish event, which will go the winner of tonight's CBCS Season 1 final, pitting Victor "iDk" Torraca's Imperial against Evidence for the grand prize of over $6,000.

Natus Vincere will travel to Belek as defending champions, having won the title in Season 7 after defeating fnatic in the final in Shanghai. At the time, the CIS highfliers still had Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev and Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, who have since been replaced by Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács.

Na`Vi will look to defend their Season 7 title in Belek

North, on the other hand, will look to breach past the quarter-finals for the first time since Season 5. The Danish squad are expected to officially confirm the signing of René "cajunb" Borg shortly, with the 29-year-old stepping into the shoes of OG-bound Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså.

StarSeries i-League Season 8 will take place in Belek, Turkey on October 21-27, featuring double-elimination groups and playoffs. Sixteen teams will butt heads in looks to secure the lion's share of $500,000, half of which will go to the crowned victors.

Below is an updated participants' list for StarSeries i-League Season 8:

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Victor 'iDk' Torraca
Victor 'iDk' Torraca
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
553
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#2
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China serdim 
GOOD
2019-10-11 16:02
Might be Norths first tournament without Valde and with cajunBot :o
2019-10-11 16:10
#50
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North America ProudNAfan 
Tier 2 tournament but still EZ for NA
2019-10-11 16:13
#60
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Czech Republic Xedys 
I aren't think that
2019-10-11 16:19
Nice tournament
2019-10-11 18:33
how tf is this a tier 2 tournament ?
2019-10-11 16:25
His “logic” will be: No Astralis and Liquid.
2019-10-11 16:25
Lmao Liquid Literally lost to Sharks and GrayHound. It's the old points that is keeping them up in the ranking
2019-10-11 16:28
#88
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North America ProudNAfan 
>5 power >invictus >no Australis, liquid, or ence and north a wasted spot
2019-10-11 16:36
#98
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Russia ToughGuy 
ence? are u kidding right?
2019-10-11 16:39
#101
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North America ProudNAfan 
And cloud9 future t1 team!
2019-10-11 16:40
#103
 | 
Russia ToughGuy 
clown9 ? no shroud no cloud
2019-10-11 16:42
#104
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North America ProudNAfan 
Complexity future juggernaut btw
2019-10-11 16:44
Bro 2-3 low tier teams doesn't make a tournament, a low tier tournament. Malmo had teams like envy, optic, tyloo, greyhound
2019-10-11 16:40
trashquit in 2019? stop kidding, na fanboy trashquit is now trash
2019-10-11 16:49
#185
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Sweden wyv0 
Liquid has been a wasted spot for a while now.
2019-10-15 18:04
Nothing is ez for NA, not even getting out of groups as we saw in Malmo
2019-10-11 16:25
not winning a major is ez for NA
2019-10-11 16:32
Inviting north, in the state that they are in, is a wasted spot. Grayhound forze faze
2019-10-11 16:20
#97
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Germany IIGNITE 
where is #1 ?
2019-10-11 16:38
No liquid no astralis, this is a bad tournament
2019-10-11 21:09
#86
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Lithuania arres 
wow. No liquid and astralis. wtf
2019-10-11 16:34
#3
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India KNOX23 
Ez win for navi
2019-10-11 16:02
#27
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Reunion Esquinox 
Especially since they didn't invited Grayhound but invited EG
2019-10-11 16:09
Reining championship
2019-10-11 16:14
#109
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Brazil Pr_Medici 
Nope EG will win it. MIBR will got last. Na'Vi maybe be 2nd.
2019-10-11 16:53
#184
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India KNOX23 
Hmmm EG win not to confident after the wobbling results
2019-10-14 13:04
EZ4AVANGAR
2019-10-11 16:02
#81
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South Africa BenisPutt 
Avangar lucky irrelevant bots, should be top 50
2019-10-11 16:31
envy fan OMEGALUL
2019-10-11 17:16
ez for aizy
2019-10-11 16:02
#7
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Indonesia lukerey 
No liquid no astralis. Tier 1 tournament confirmed.
2019-10-11 16:02
#9
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Turkey LineSon 
That would be boring to watch
2019-10-11 16:03
#41
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Indonesia lukerey 
Tbh im happy they're not coming.
2019-10-11 16:11
yeah finally shuts up all the nonsense retard debates of LULquid vs ASStralis. keeps those autist fans out
2019-10-11 17:38
And when they go and lose, it's a "fluke" from the other team. In this case fnatic that beat astralis and vitality.
2019-10-12 08:09
#74
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Europe the_dukes 
correct
2019-10-11 16:25
#89
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Slovakia Fortal 
Bro, Na'Vi is the fucking best. Prob my favorite team as of right now. I ought to change my flair. Edit: flair changed to more accurately represent my current views and beliefs.
2019-10-11 16:39
Watching Astralis is boring af. glad no Astralis
2019-10-11 16:26
#125
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Liquid is garbage.
2019-10-11 17:25
#8
 | 
Vietnam Theunseen1512 
Ez no lulquit or extrachoke
2019-10-11 16:03
YEAAAA
2019-10-11 16:03
#11
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Sweden meistr0 
No Astralis No Liquid No FaZe Good, finally a nice event.
2019-10-11 16:03
+111
2019-10-11 16:04
no faze was great, but not the two best... joke event.
2019-10-11 16:09
Oh no tylooonumbaone just said this is a joke event. Must be true
2019-10-11 16:50
#54
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
no ence
2019-10-11 16:14
#66
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Sweden meistr0 
Yeah, forgot about them. Ence is a dead team anyways
2019-10-11 16:22
#65
 | 
Iraq DuncanAK 
+1
2019-10-11 16:22
#12
Snax | 
Poland pasiak555 
wtf where is vp
2019-10-11 16:04
#18
Vegi | 
Poland Kazk 
+100000000000000000000000
2019-10-11 16:06
#130
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Denmark ghostan11 
#129
2019-10-11 17:42
#129
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
XD all teams invited are better
2019-10-11 17:42
#146
Vegi | 
Poland Kazk 
Nip?? North? Furia? I dont think so
2019-10-11 19:37
#150
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Denmark ghostan11 
Furia is better for sure they did more in 2k19 than vp in almost 2 years u must be dumb or deluded fanboy to deny that , north actually played lans and could battle fairly against liquid meanwhile vp were losing to mix of globals , nip shouldnt be there just like vp
2019-10-11 21:14
North?
2019-10-11 16:04
No astralis, nice tournament
2019-10-11 16:04
#16
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Finland EdiEz 
Interesting
2019-10-11 16:04
Oh wow they got Walmart Astralis!!!
2019-10-11 16:05
I wish Astralis and Liquid took the invites instead of Heroic and some Asian team, would be a complete show.
2019-10-11 16:06
#152
 | 
Denmark donfrankie 
Heroic qualified for the event.
2019-10-11 23:12
I know but Astralis or Liquid would be a more competent pick anyway.
2019-10-12 04:19
#22
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Spain elskio 
Navi and Sli event name a better duo
2019-10-11 16:06
#72
 | 
Reunion Bob_Marli 
Astralis and Blast tournament
2019-10-11 16:24
Swedish teams at malmö
2019-10-11 16:46
#23
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Russia illuminosity 
expected
2019-10-11 16:07
Ez 4 vita / fnc
2019-10-11 16:07
#25
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Na'Vi vs. EG grand final, calling it now.
2019-10-11 16:07
#26
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Australia ayTeeN_csgo 
north last place haha
2019-10-11 16:08
#28
 | 
India aj0102 
North? Wasted spot ffs
2019-10-11 16:09
nice
2019-10-11 16:09
#31
 | 
Greece NaviGuy 
ez for navi again
2019-10-11 16:09
Grand Final NaVi Vitality
2019-10-11 16:09
#33
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Germany Shackrag 
navi is deserved. north is well something else. feel kinda bad for faze but ok
2019-10-11 16:10
Both not the best, does not matter who of those that come... no one would be close to top either way.
2019-10-11 16:11
#80
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Europe the_dukes 
I love Switzerland but you are dumb
2019-10-11 16:30
I speak the truth, i'm not dumb just because you dislike the facts... faze sucks ass atm.
2019-10-11 16:33
#124
 | 
Europe the_dukes 
I thought you were saying about Navi... because Navi is going to be top 5 soon
2019-10-11 17:22
#94
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
North > faze
2019-10-11 16:37
#35
NiKo | 
Poland NiKo_TOP1 
NORRTH???
2019-10-11 16:10
Time for fnatic to show their value without two best team in the world.... GOOO Señor Vac!
2019-10-11 16:10
#47
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
EG is here what u talkin about
2019-10-11 16:12
Not even close. NA crowd help needed, just like c9 in boston. Win many events not in NA, then i believe as well.
2019-10-11 16:13
#67
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
why always crying
2019-10-11 16:22
Stating a fact is not crying. Remind me, what event outside NA has EG/NRG won?
2019-10-11 16:30
#85
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Playoffs in every event, now that they overcame that "curse" they're gonna steamroll on everyone, they play amazing counter strike and their map pool is the strongest out there.
2019-10-11 16:34
Why didn't i see them last event? Many before this as well... you got bad memory.
2019-10-11 16:37
#116
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
????? hltv.org/team/6673/nrg#tab-achievementsB.. Nothing bellow podium, and they're still a new team with inconsistency problems, but even with that they still beat the shit out of astralis.
2019-10-11 17:10
u still havent answered his question lmao the answer is nothing. They've won nothing outside of NA.
2019-10-11 18:29
See what he types here same as under at #45, when i see teams... who can EG even beat is my question. He hardcore fan, that think they are best in the world, nothing new.
2019-10-11 16:36
#118
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
EG beaten astralis 5 times in their last confrontations, with a bo5 grand final, A FUCKIN BO5. They are gonna be top 1 soon, why are you like that? Hating teams when they get good, u sound so insecure holy shit
2019-10-11 17:12
nice bait best team in the world my ass out in groups in Malmo best team needs to be able to play in any situation not blame jetlag
2019-10-11 18:31
#143
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Cba to argue with uk dog, next 6 months are gonna be for EG and you're gonna love watching their exiting playstyle, they are in the top 3 and they will be top 1 when winning more events.
2019-10-11 18:57
who knows what will happen in 6 months? but calling EG best in the world rn is laughable
2019-10-12 15:53
#172
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
There is no best team in the world rn, the to 3 is deadly and super competitive, but as I said EG got more room for improvement than the other 2.
2019-10-12 17:50
#37
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Sweden Trkmag 
Usual landodge from Liquid and Ast
2019-10-11 16:10
Maybe they dislike turkey. ;P
2019-10-11 16:13
#38
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Turkey leame 
this tournament includes team that needs to rest and have some vacation, there is no crowd and the arena is really close to beach so
2019-10-11 16:11
TIER26
2019-10-11 16:11
#40
 | 
Denmark ChirosK 
I would rather see Tricked than North..
2019-10-11 16:11
#42
 | 
Peru Nazguruk 
No astralul, no lulquid, no faze, no ence. But tier9 team from br. Boring tourney.
2019-10-11 16:11
#93
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Faze and Ence havent been doing shit and its 1 spot, chill out
2019-10-11 16:36
#166
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Croatia KeZual96 
And vitality did so much more
2019-10-12 15:26
North omegalul
2019-10-11 16:12
#45
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Free event for EG
2019-10-11 16:12
#46
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Germany IIGNITE 
they deleted my comment :(
2019-10-11 16:12
looking forward to this tier 2 tournament
2019-10-11 16:13
#51
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
surprised there's no Astralis or TL free 500k for mibr
2019-10-11 16:13
LOL ASTRALIS AND LIQUID SKIPPED TIER 1 EVENT Astralis and Liquid management: Turkey So dangerous country ... Astralis players: We have 4 major and we want more major ... we dont get risk xd Liquid Players:We have to get second major win for NA and We want broke 3 major limite HLTV AND REDDIT :LMFAO WTF AHAHAHA LOL OMEGA LOL
2019-10-11 16:14
Dumbest hltv user?
2019-10-12 08:12
You are the cringest user ı've seen
2019-10-12 08:13
xd
2019-10-13 11:03
#56
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
so by hltv ranking rules if navi will win this shit they should be on #2 for sure
2019-10-11 16:15
#102
 | 
Russia ToughGuy 
not #2 maybe #3
2019-10-11 16:41
#115
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
how much points you guess for winner?
2019-10-11 17:09
we will see where these teams are really at... so many of them have changed players
2019-10-11 16:17
EZ4 FNATIC
2019-10-11 16:17
#59
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Switzerland x676 
north ? hahahHAH4HH4H4H4HHQAAHhHAhaHH
2019-10-11 16:19
ez tier 2 tournemant for navi or EG
2019-10-11 16:20
#63
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Portugal faizk 
Nice tournament! Should be good to add FaZe or Virtus.Pro instead of CBCS S1 Brazilian winner! But anyway im really happy with the invites!
2019-10-11 16:21
north??????????
2019-10-11 16:21
#131
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
Vp??????
2019-10-11 17:43
vp > north
2019-10-11 17:55
#134
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
XD GOOD one, vp isnt even tier 3
2019-10-11 17:57
eNcE Fan HHAHAAHAHHAHAH WHERE ALEKSIB
2019-10-11 17:58
#136
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
Ence w/o aleksi still 4x better than trash vp
2019-10-11 18:01
HAHAHHA NICE JOKE
2019-10-11 19:25
#149
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
Do you want To hear a joke? Vp in 2k19 , dont pretend like vp is any better than these invited teams or better than ence LMFAO
2019-10-11 21:12
Do you want To hear a joke? Ence in 2k19 , dont pretend like enceis any better than these invited teams or better than vpLMFAO
2019-10-12 10:16
#160
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
What did vp do in 2k19? Oh ye nothing
2019-10-12 13:38
What did ence do in 2k19? Oh ye nothing
2019-10-12 14:36
#168
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
0/8 more than vp , GG ez
2019-10-12 16:07
where ENCE on ESEA MDL? HA HA
2019-10-12 16:19
#170
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
?? XD now you are just getting desperated, hf watching trash vp losing to mailelele
2019-10-12 17:02
hAhAhAHAHAHAHH ence LOSE VS FuRiA HAHAHAHHAAHAHA
2019-10-12 17:46
#173
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
vp lose to everyone HaHA
2019-10-12 17:51
check V4
2019-10-12 17:56
#175
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
check all 2019 LUL
2019-10-12 18:00
check all 2014 LUL
2019-10-12 18:01
#177
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
sad that only snax left of this trash roster in 2k19 LULlul
2019-10-12 18:03
WHERE ENCE 2014 HAHAHAHAHA
2019-10-12 18:04
#179
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
yes boy keep living in dinosaurs era so u can forget how polish scene is trash since 2k18 LMFAO
2019-10-12 18:05
>BE ENCE FAN >HAVE MORE THAN 10 IQ CHOOSE ONE
2019-10-12 18:07
#181
 | 
Denmark ghostan11 
now u just went out from the argument , u lost polish scene is trash ez ez ezez
2019-10-12 18:08
Polish scene > ENCE
2019-10-12 18:09
#68
 | 
Europe wutwute 
YEAH! :D North will win!
2019-10-11 16:23
Na`Vi!
2019-10-11 16:23
no astralis liquid rofl event tier 2
2019-10-11 16:23
faaaaaaaze (((
2019-10-11 16:24
Ez tournament for North XD
2019-10-11 16:34
faze ?
2019-10-11 16:35
#96
qikert | 
Kazakhstan Ametiev 
So when Avangar and Renegades got first invites people called this tier999 event. Now somehow it's tier 2 event. Smh
2019-10-11 16:37
MOUZ WIN THIS EVENT!|!!!| VAMOU|Z!!!! FINAL MOUZ VS ?
2019-10-11 16:39
LULquid and ASStralis ?
2019-10-11 16:46
#110
 | 
Turkey CrazyTurK 
where is Turkish team ???
2019-10-11 16:55
#113
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Turkey nuxmast3r 
İbneler işte
2019-10-11 16:58
if it is true that there will be no crowd, why would you even invite a turkish team? especially considering there arent any in the top50 if this was when space soldiers were top20 I would agree with you
2019-10-11 17:12
Demise is not strong enough to be invited yet
2019-10-11 17:20
#126
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Turkey Lennon1923 
Blastta turk takimi vardi da ne oldu ? Salonda kimse yoktu. Bundan sonra daha da blast turkiyeye gelmez zaten gelmesinde rezil oluyoruz.
2019-10-11 17:25
Navi wins
2019-10-11 16:57
#112
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Rex_07 
wow, NO FAZE.
2019-10-11 16:57
#165
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Croatia KeZual96 
Really don't understan that logic
2019-10-12 15:21
#114
 | 
Lebanon ryBBah 
#1 team Cloud9 didn't get an invite , but still fine for EG as they can surely be the winners! Early Congratulations for Tarik and the boys! #Let'sGoEG #BleedBlue #NACS>EUCS
2019-10-11 17:05
#164
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Croatia KeZual96 
Never was and never will be better than eu
2019-10-12 15:20
EG vs Navi grands, EG win 2-1
2019-10-11 17:18
No FaZe? Ahahahahah
2019-10-11 17:19
#127
 | 
Turkey i_eat_kebab 
+1
2019-10-11 17:25
#163
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Croatia KeZual96 
+1
2019-10-12 15:18
where Space Soldiers????
2019-10-11 17:19
#132
 | 
Sweden Akoulad 
SHIT EVENT HAHAHAHA
2019-10-11 17:54
#137
 | 
Sweden Akoulad 
Kazakhstan AVANGAR Brazil FURIA *** Sweden NiP *** United States Evil Geniuses France G2 Russia Natus Vincere Denmark Heroic *** Brazil CBCS S1 winner *** Australia Renegades Brazil MIBR *** Sweden fnatic France Vitality Europe mousesports Denmark North *** China Invictus *** China 5POWER *** *** Does not deserve a spot
2019-10-11 18:05
ez for navi s1mple mvp
2019-10-11 18:35
no astralis no liquid?
2019-10-11 18:40
#144
 | 
Turkey Charybdis1 
Ez for Navi
2019-10-11 18:59
#147
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Croatia Netkov 
+1
2019-10-11 20:05
#151
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ez simple
2019-10-11 21:37
#153
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African Union mikecool 
Hopefully this should be good
2019-10-11 23:38
#155
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North America karalumano 
Ez4fnatic
2019-10-12 06:23
#161
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Russia LeGoBoys 
No astralis No liquid. Starrigged again giving chances dnavi. Will have a good laugh seeing them screwed again
2019-10-12 14:03
#186
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Poland LiquidWater 
Imagine inviting Arcy to closed quals no vp in quals and not inviting vp to event. bad organizers
2019-10-15 18:08
Where do we get the tickets from???
2019-10-16 01:22
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