ENCE to replace Liquid at IEM Beijing

ESL has announced that ENCE will be replacing Liquid at IEM Beijing as the North American team pulled out citing a dense schedule.

The 8-team $250,000 IEM Beijing is slated to take place on November 7-10 at the Beijing University Students' Stadium, with four of the to top five teams in the world invited to attend before Liquid announced their withdrawal.

ENCE will take Liquid's place at IEM Beijing

In a video on Twitter Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski talked about the toll traveling has taken on the team, the reason they cite for their withdrawal from the event in China. Having qualified for the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals and the BLAST Pro Series Global Finals, Liquid will have a full schedule as they are also slated to play BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen and are in contention to make the ECS Season 8 Finals.

Taking their place will be the Finnish side ENCE, who have played BLAST Pro Series Moscow, ESL One New York, and DreamHack Masters Malmö since the end of the Major. Currently on their calendar is the CS:GO Asia Championship which is slated to take place in Shanghai, China, 10 days after IEM Beijing, making their invitation to the tournament a natural choice.

With ENCE substituting Liquid in Beijing, the team list is:

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
#1
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Australia 0iq_man 
but the ads said that team liquid said they are the best :( "i dont care if its the best player in the world or the worst player in the world" ~ Stewie sad day mens(((
2019-10-22 12:27
Liquid doing a blastralis
2019-10-22 12:29
#159
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Europe braxtey 
Theh had their run, now time for break
2019-10-22 15:19
> astralis playing in the event > liquid: ight imma head out
2019-10-22 15:45
#Godstralis Btw nice flair. BlameF absolutely demolished riot squad yesterday , damn , he was epic.
2019-10-22 15:52
liquid trying to get their shit together
2019-10-22 21:18
Nah , just dodging Astralis cuz too stronk.
2019-10-22 15:53
#209
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Germany killmichi 
So strong that they did not win the last two events. TL really need a timeout. I think its the right thing to do now. Get your shit together and return with confidence.
2019-10-22 21:29
Or disband.
2019-10-22 23:32
Lol disband
2019-10-22 23:36
#213
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Indonesia lumayan 
What are u talkin bout? They're dodging TYLOO <3
2019-10-23 01:23
Yes. I want to see the worlds best on the circuits. Play the seasons. Qual for finals and then let these “biggish” events feature more t2/t3 teams. Expand the scene
2019-10-22 18:05
Ads were made back when liquid was dominating for a little bit. Tbh they were pretty shit ads.
2019-10-22 12:42
#45
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Australia 0iq_man 
i agree but tis a shitpost m8
2019-10-22 12:43
Don’t trust China, China arsehole
2019-10-22 13:05
China was gonna take stewie back so liquid cancelled
2019-10-22 14:41
#144
kNgV- | 
South America GrilO_O 
+1 XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-10-22 14:52
+1
2019-10-22 15:04
#196
NAF | 
India FosFate 
lmao +1
2019-10-22 19:08
#169
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Australia 0iq_man 
i hate china : )
2019-10-22 16:18
There shouldnt be esports events in china just bcs if ur saying truth publically u cant go there and thats basically against rules of anything competition-related, besides they want to annex stewie so it might cause military conflict and liquid would choke against mm randoms so tyloo would destroy them
2019-10-22 17:36
#201
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Poland rude_wredne 
Spider-man on t-shirt was cringe af
2019-10-22 19:42
What does that have to do with the conversation
2019-10-22 22:33
#214
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Poland rude_wredne 
ads and spidermen are cringe af
2019-10-23 01:47
ok buddy
2019-10-23 08:02
this ad is so funny
2019-10-22 13:26
#2
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Kazakhstan bjornzz 
nice
2019-10-22 12:26
liquid afraid obviously
2019-10-22 14:49
Aaaaaay they gonna kick Arrogant2k! Nice! Fuck that guy
2019-10-22 19:48
nice
2019-10-22 12:26
#4
nukkye | 
Albania fault43 
bad
2019-10-22 12:26
#5
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Finland Siika 
ok
2019-10-22 12:26
Oof
2019-10-22 12:27
#7
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Poland Crai9Xen 
Lulll flukence
2019-10-22 12:27
flair checks out
2019-10-22 20:57
#8
NiKo | 
Poland NiKo_TOP1 
-stewieee
2019-10-22 12:27
Why ence omegalul
2019-10-22 12:27
+1 should've been OG
2019-10-22 12:42
+1
2019-10-22 12:53
+1
2019-10-22 13:09
OG aren't ready yet
2019-10-22 18:08
#224
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Germany killmichi 
Still better than ence :P
2019-10-24 19:17
#222
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United States Jgrnty8 
They dont even have a team blind aleksib follower
2019-10-23 19:21
NA EDUCATION CHECKS OUT
2019-10-23 19:24
They aren’t even a team. OG in CSGO doesn’t exist
2019-10-24 22:47
#98
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Finland EnceTier10 
+1
2019-10-22 13:39
#133
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Finland Siika 
+1, or havu or SJ
2019-10-22 14:40
#160
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Europe braxtey 
Because of points! Ence is next in the line
2019-10-22 15:21
#10
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Can’t choke if you don’t participate 300IQ move by liquid
2019-10-22 12:27
like astralis before right?
2019-10-22 12:40
Oof. Dissing on Astralis, yet they be #1 rn bc Liquid can't figure their shit out.
2019-10-22 13:03
#73
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Finland Volodya_21 
That's giving Liquid too much credit.
2019-10-22 13:05
wrong, astralis skipped events and then became shit.. liquid is skipping because they are shit now. and dont want to be jetlagged and lose to tier 3 teams again like grayhound in malmö lol its ok to skip events, but you shouldnt accept an invite and then realize you have no time for that
2019-10-22 13:22
Dis man has de brains
2019-10-22 16:59
HARD 4 ENCE.
2019-10-22 12:27
wasted slot
2019-10-22 12:27
#225
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Germany killmichi 
I can see Ence losing against these chinese tier 100 teams :D
2019-10-24 19:18
yeah, looking forward to that tbh
2019-10-24 22:17
Lmao glhf
2019-10-22 12:27
#14
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Turkey Diveland 
wasted
2019-10-22 12:28
liquid dodging astralis? Expected for 2nd best US team.
2019-10-22 12:28
Finally we get to laugh at how shit they are again
2019-10-22 12:28
+1 ahaha
2019-10-22 12:53
#87
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Switzerland Jeded 
No mens ence win iem Beijing
2019-10-22 13:22
Bombing out last place
2019-10-22 13:23
#90
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Switzerland Jeded 
No they bombing first place trust I have inside knowledge, the event is scripted ence vs astralis final 2-1 to ence
2019-10-22 13:23
Nt
2019-10-22 14:09
nice
2019-10-22 14:28
Nice try medkit
2019-10-22 15:27
#226
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Germany killmichi 
Since it is scripted by china it will probably be Vici vs. Tyloo final ^^
2019-10-24 19:19
#194
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United States Gabriel955 
You shit on them either way so whats the difference lmao
2019-10-22 18:51
I love to see them lose
2019-10-22 19:39
#204
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United States Gabriel955 
truu, you really are a great person.
2019-10-22 20:05
Thank u mens))
2019-10-22 20:43
#17
shox | 
Europe Toxic91 
PepeLaugh LULquid
2019-10-22 12:28
Liquid would be a wasted spot anyway
2019-10-22 12:28
The same for ence
2019-10-22 12:34
True
2019-10-22 12:45
True
2019-10-22 15:01
Lmao mouz Enough said.
2019-10-22 13:09
Lmao Liquid Enough said and enough of that flukequid team. The most trashest team to be ranked 1 in the history of counter stroke. Choose a new team mr.streetstealer
2019-10-22 16:40
yeah fluke winning 6 events xd stay mad mouz fan your team never won anything relevant and never won against this liquid lineup lmaoo
2019-10-23 13:14
+1 this jew speaks the truth
2019-10-22 14:07
Reported for the J word, cya in gulag))
2019-10-22 16:38
Should have invited M1X instead
2019-10-22 12:28
M1X would be fun to watch but worthy of the spot i don't think so.
2019-10-22 12:42
agree they would need some lan results first. Im not buying their online results just yet but if they can qualify for some lans and actually play well on lan then I'd be interested
2019-10-22 14:56
#20
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Poland Gervush 
WASTED SPOT
2019-10-22 12:29
#21
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
ahahahahaha
2019-10-22 12:29
Flukuid replaced by flukence
2019-10-22 12:29
#24
Macau zepX 
-xseveN +zehN -Cheaterial +AleksiB back -allu +ZOREE/ottoNd
2019-10-22 12:29
#34
Aleksib | 
Finland 27HM72 
I don't think Aleksib deserves such a punishment.
2019-10-22 12:31
#47
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Europe Niko0 
When do average silver hltv users understand how good x7 actually is... Also AleksiBob wont go back to Ence. Also replacing allu would be retarded. With Aerial i agree, also ZehN is quite underrated
2019-10-22 12:44
yeah agree aleksib wont go back and I think allu is underrated as an awper. He is not known for making flashy plays but he does put up some good results. Im not so sure about that -aerial but it might work out. I just wish ence never changer their roster
2019-10-22 14:57
#25
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
liquid taking notes from blastralis
2019-10-22 12:29
#26
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Indonesia Exodd 
EZ FOR ENCE ENCE ENCE ENCE
2019-10-22 12:30
#27
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Ukraine ksay 
scared of EG and Astralis LULquid
2019-10-22 12:30
Scared of chokers?
2019-10-22 13:56
#110
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Ukraine ksay 
chokers scared of chokers?
2019-10-22 13:58
Nowadays its about who chokes the hardest
2019-10-22 13:59
#28
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World Notb8ing 
AHAHAHHAHAHAHA, TALK ABOUT DOWNGRADE XAXXAAXAXAXAXA. Might have as well had VIRIMA play :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD btw VIRIMA>ENCE
2019-10-22 12:30
NoChance for Ence
2019-10-22 12:30
EBCE still a relevant team ? Lmao
2019-10-22 12:31
LAN dodging LUL afraid of china, typical americans
2019-10-22 12:31
+1 this is the obvious reason
2019-10-22 14:33
#32
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
Doesnt matter EG wins this event
2019-10-22 12:31
#33
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Australia opzy 
why ence, couldve had fnatic, renegades, navi
2019-10-22 12:31
#172
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Denmark Eagle3y3z 
All tier 3 teams, so doesn't matter
2019-10-22 16:26
#35
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Switzerland x676 
Now -Vici +Movistar Riders and we are good
2019-10-22 12:34
#37
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
What events is liquid participating in
2019-10-22 12:35
I’m starting to dislike ence
2019-10-22 12:39
Go back to aleksib's stream kid
2019-10-22 15:25
How does that have anything to do with aleksib?
2019-10-22 16:07
because u dislike ence because of him and u care about aleksib because u watch his streams. Its that simple
2019-10-23 02:52
Thats not what I said, thats all in your little head and I think you have a mental problem, just read again what I said and what you said, fucking clown
2019-10-23 06:23
Sure buddy
2019-10-23 11:14
#39
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
Ence wins this one
2019-10-22 12:40
#40
autist | 
Thailand MAced 
they already confirmed in blast final but still choose blast Madrid over iem Beijing????? blastquid
2019-10-22 12:40
#48
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
BLAST Copenhagen*
2019-10-22 12:45
#55
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World Notb8ing 
They can't skip blast, it is contacted thing :).
2019-10-22 12:49
Bye bye in groups again
2019-10-22 12:43
BOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-10-22 12:46
#51
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Europe Niko0 
Ez4Ence once again. They will win both asian events in row and back2top3
2019-10-22 12:46
Stfu
2019-10-22 14:49
They're scared of going out in groups again - But now Ence will do it instead
2019-10-22 12:46
#53
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Jetlagquid axaxaxaxaxa
2019-10-22 12:47
wasted spot :(
2019-10-22 12:48
#56
Davidp | 
Switzerland SRB! 
ty, will be more easier
2019-10-22 12:50
#57
Summer | 
China seba13 
wtf meme team
2019-10-22 12:51
#58
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China tralia 
hahahah liquid run away
2019-10-22 12:51
Blastquid
2019-10-22 12:53
Avangar and Fnatic ? ? ?
2019-10-22 12:53
#63
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Germany sommares 
easy for blastralis
2019-10-22 12:55
Lets see how Katto works this time
2019-10-22 12:57
Bullshit. Astralis is also going to all the tournaments that apparently make Liquid “too busy”. Go EG! They don’t skip events at least...
2019-10-22 12:57
#66
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World Notb8ing 
Its tougher for Liquid though as many events are in eu, so they have more travel than blastralis actually
2019-10-22 12:59
Oh you’re right I forget BLAST is literally in Copenhagen. Yeah that makes a lot more sense. I would’ve just skipped ECS tbh cuz there’s no guarantee they qualify, but if they wanna give a free Grand Slam to EG then that’s fine.
2019-10-22 13:01
#78
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World Notb8ing 
ECS is the one event that is in states though. Also I would think Liquid as organisation feels it is important for them to take part events in usa, seems actually way less likely they would skip such event.
2019-10-22 13:09
I just remember them almost skipping Cologne for the last ECS and then failing to qualify.
2019-10-22 13:13
#84
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World Notb8ing 
yeah, would be embarrassing if it happens again not gonna lie, seems unlikely though at least.
2019-10-22 13:17
#67
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China serdim 
no
2019-10-22 13:01
Dodging events XAXAXAXA
2019-10-22 13:01
What tf
2019-10-22 13:03
ez
2019-10-22 13:03
#77
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
4
2019-10-22 13:08
ENCE HAHAHHAAHAAAA
2019-10-22 13:05
#76
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Ez 4
2019-10-22 13:08
WTF
2019-10-22 13:10
Liquid and astralis competing at the same events until the end of year was too good to be true
2019-10-22 13:11
ez4_ _ _ _? :0
2019-10-22 13:16
#86
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World Notb8ing 
:snake:
2019-10-22 13:18
Stfu
2019-10-22 14:49
mee töihi
2019-10-22 16:57
khuy sosi daun ebany
2019-10-22 16:57
why.....I was thought to get stewie's sign.....
2019-10-22 13:25
#117
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
rip
2019-10-22 14:05
#93
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France StickyRice 
Astralis 2-1 Vitality final EZZZZZ
2019-10-22 13:27
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-10-22 13:32
Liquid scared
2019-10-22 13:34
#96
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Russia PowerAbuse 
Understandable decision from liquid
2019-10-22 13:34
#97
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Wasted spot...
2019-10-22 13:37
EZ4ENCE
2019-10-22 13:40
Ohhh dog...
2019-10-22 13:40
wasted spot
2019-10-22 13:46
Aerial MVP ez
2019-10-22 13:46
nice
2019-10-22 13:47
but this is a fucking major right?
2019-10-22 13:51
#116
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
0/8 nt tho
2019-10-22 14:04
okok
2019-10-23 04:56
Their chance to show what they can do. No excuses this time
2019-10-22 13:55
They suck lmao, bombing out last place in groups surely
2019-10-22 14:49
Wouldnt be suprised
2019-10-22 15:14
#106
Jame | 
Netherlands Polakva 
WASTED SPOT wtf
2019-10-22 13:55
#107
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Finland ZesseX 
ok
2019-10-22 13:56
#109
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United States me_0_major 
respectful LIQUID letting ence stay in top 15 a little bit longer
2019-10-22 13:56
It's like MÁLAGA FC to replace Barcelona
2019-10-22 14:01
#113
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Iceland AnthoLeNain 
why not invite some random hongkong team and let tyloo kill them all in the game china crowd would love that
2019-10-22 14:01
there was once a decent HK team but they got banned because of matchfixing :)
2019-10-22 14:47
Wtf stewie doesn't want to visit his family Lost all respect I had for him
2019-10-22 14:02
His family is from Vietnam.
2019-10-22 14:10
#124
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Sweden meistr0 
+1 Dont get the "Stewie is chinese" comments lol
2019-10-22 14:15
Chinese, Vietkong, who can see the difference? Same with black people.
2019-10-22 19:10
Easiest report in my life. Best warriors in WWII strikes again.
2019-10-22 19:20
What would you rate as your hardest report?
2019-10-22 19:22
#115
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Poland kinkers 
ence last place once again zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2019-10-22 14:04
expected saw ig stories where ENCE was bootcamping . EZ4ENCE
2019-10-22 14:05
Nobody gives a shit, they suck
2019-10-22 14:47
Sudden Aleksib fan appears
2019-10-22 14:53
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
2019-10-22 14:06
stewie is afraid of his bag being stolen again
2019-10-22 14:12
coldzera will beat 2evice
2019-10-22 14:16
#126
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United States Trump2020KAG 
That sucks
2019-10-22 14:26
Do teams even have their own scheduling team? Or the events are just too slow in informing the teams?
2019-10-22 14:28
sad
2019-10-22 14:30
cuz they making roster changes ez
2019-10-22 14:33
-stewie hopefully
2019-10-22 14:36
#135
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World Sins 
ez grand slam prize for astralis
2019-10-22 14:42
Huge downgrade But I hope these fools get their shit together
2019-10-22 14:45
Wtf????? WASTED SPOT
2019-10-22 14:46
EZ for EG.
2019-10-22 14:59
#151
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United States @FyreCS 
GG How did ENCe get the spot tho... should’ve been a better team wtf Also Gg to the ads lul!
2019-10-22 15:05
#152
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
Slated.
2019-10-22 15:06
#153
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Bulgaria No_1One 
Ence > liquid
2019-10-22 15:06
Blastralis at it again... oh wait...
2019-10-22 15:08
#155
 | 
United States JustBitsy 
Free hong kong
2019-10-22 15:09
#158
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Brazil Nickzim 
Astralis is going to attend both BLAST Pro Series Copenhagem and IEM Beijing. Wtf Liquid, the following tournament is going to be later on november 28th. How do you want to be the #1 of the world again skiping important tournaments like that?!
2019-10-22 15:16
You realise astralis doesnt have to travel to go to copenhagen? Its like a 15 minutes drive as for liquid its a 10 hours flight with jetlag.
2019-10-22 16:19
#176
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Brazil Nickzim 
If they travel right after the ECS S8 NA Qualifier they'll have more than 1 week to adapt. Also, they could bootcamp in Europe. They just don't want to lose to Astralis in both tournaments.
2019-10-22 16:44
Ez4Faze
2019-10-22 15:50
#167
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Australia liazz_top2 
nooooo
2019-10-22 16:01
stewie is afraid of being punched by chinese fans
2019-10-22 16:23
Chinese fans are like 150cm tall and their eyesight is really limited due to their weird small eyes, doubt theyll punch him
2019-10-22 16:45
no they wont actually punch him or they will be condemned by world animal protection
2019-10-22 17:25
#184
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United Kingdom SUFYY 
xd
2019-10-22 17:25
#173
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Nepal ramann 
I am already missing -> stewie trash talk lol
2019-10-22 16:37
#181
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United States EmperorTrump 
Free Hong-Kong! Respect for Liquid for not accepting Chinese bloody money.
2019-10-22 17:22
#183
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United Kingdom SUFYY 
EZ4ENCE? #LETSNOTGOLIQUID
2019-10-22 17:25
#186
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United States ferric 
Liquid pulling a Blastralis?
2019-10-22 18:00
Wasted spot sry
2019-10-22 18:02
#190
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Hong Kong Joseph_Tin 
Fine , liquid has quit three times for Chinese organization inviting. Zotac Cup in HK , StarSeries i-League S7 Shanghai and IEM Beijing. I will never want to see Liquid in China , is no credit.
2019-10-22 18:09
#191
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Poland Repo_is_fit 
Wtf why not Avangar
2019-10-22 18:23
#LetsGoLiquid
2019-10-22 18:43
a chokegar lose to cr4zy men
2019-10-22 18:54
yikes
2019-10-22 19:43
wasted slot
2019-10-22 20:22
why not navi
2019-10-23 05:32
china = fake nation they even scammed in orienteering world cup last week :D
2019-10-28 12:36
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