fnatic join EPICENTER team list

fnatic have received a direct invite to participate at EPICENTER 2019, the tournament organiser has revealed.

The Swedish squad have secured the fifth and final invite to the $500,000 competition, with the final three spots going to the winners of the European, CIS and Chinese closed qualifiers.

fnatic came close to building on their DreamHack Masters Malmö trophy last weekend at StarSeries i-League Season 8 but fell short against Evil Geniuses in the grand final. The team will return to action this Monday in the final week of ECS Season 8 Europe, taking on BIG in the quarter-finals.

fnatic will contend for the EPICENTER title in Moscow, Russia

EPICENTER 2019 will take place at the Crocus Hall Expo in Moscow, Russia, from December 17-22. Eight participants will be present at the tournament, with details regarding the group stage and playoff format still undisclosed.

The updated team list for EPICENTER 2019 can be found below:

France Vitality
Russia Natus Vincere
Europe EU qualifier
China Chinese qualifier
Wow
2019-10-28 14:36
#13
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Germany Sonnabend 
deserved
2019-10-28 14:37
very
2019-10-28 14:38
#23
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Germany Sonnabend 
ok
2019-10-28 14:40
Vitality and Avangar wasted spot
2019-10-28 14:49
#38
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Europe SOEZ4NIK0 
fakeflagger?
2019-10-28 14:52
no, just realistic
2019-10-28 15:01
#127
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Iran VeryIranGuy 
+1
2019-10-28 22:08
#39
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Germany sommares 
aka samstag (but sonnabend +1)
2019-10-28 14:53
#85
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
no astralis no liquid = shit event
2019-10-28 16:11
2 wasted spots = complete shit event. 3rd Cis team after Navi and Avangar? :D :D :D Chinese team??? :D Is this just a feeder tournament to give Navi and Avangar ranking points?
2019-10-29 05:19
#131
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Nepal ramann 
it's happening in cis region, so it's obvious.
2019-10-29 07:58
Bruh
2019-10-28 14:36
cmon bruh
2019-10-28 14:37
#4
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Norway k3ron 
Yes)
2019-10-28 14:36
#5
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Sweden Martintimell69 
deserved
2019-10-28 14:36
#71
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Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-10-28 15:50
#7
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Ukraine martnlo1 
Niceeee
2019-10-28 14:37
No Brasil why?
2019-10-28 14:37
EPICENTER racista
2019-10-28 14:37
banned for throwing at 1-7 5 years ago
2019-10-28 14:38
#61
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Netherlands pewpeww 
because potato
2019-10-28 15:23
#70
pinto | 
Brazil GrilO_O 
Cuz Brazil is the tropical Russia, they will have terrain buff and win easily... But they want NaVi as winner to please the crowd
2019-10-28 15:48
Deserved
2019-10-28 14:37
Wasted spot
2019-10-28 14:37
flair kkkk
2019-10-28 14:38
#20
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Sweden GeT_CoRrEcT 
mousesports LULW
2019-10-28 14:39
#58
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Norway TheMushrix 
+1
2019-10-28 15:15
mousesports is shit compared to fnatic lol
2019-10-28 15:51
fnatic is irrelevant
2019-10-28 16:45
#107
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Sweden crittaN 
how so?
2019-10-28 16:54
salty
2019-10-28 17:01
#117
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Sweden crittaN 
0/8
2019-10-28 17:02
I said he is salty :D
2019-10-28 18:00
#121
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Sweden crittaN 
oh, my bad men))
2019-10-28 18:01
yeah we took this guys bait :D just move on
2019-10-28 17:31
#16
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Europe SOEZ4NIK0 
great
2019-10-28 14:38
#19
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Oof rip liquid and Astralis Blastquid Blastralis
2019-10-28 14:39
great not wasted spot
2019-10-28 14:39
#72
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Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-10-28 15:50
nice
2019-10-28 14:39
more one title for EG
2019-10-28 14:41
You mean ez title for furie?
2019-10-28 15:05
#25
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
Nice :)
2019-10-28 14:41
#73
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Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-10-28 15:51
Awesome, now invite G2 and I'll be thrilled
2019-10-28 14:43
Ez EG
2019-10-28 14:43
Tier 1 now
2019-10-28 14:45
It’s very good It’s Fnatic time
2019-10-28 14:45
EZ4EG again
2019-10-28 14:45
#31
flusha | 
Romania dreww_ 
Im honestly happy that there aint astralis or liquid
2019-10-28 14:46
Another EG win against no one
2019-10-28 14:47
Name checks out
2019-10-28 15:06
#33
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Ukraine ksay 
good shit
2019-10-28 14:48
#34
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Next is NiP
2019-10-28 14:49
#36
NiKo | 
Russia symmetric 
didn't invite VP this time
2019-10-28 14:50
Joke tournament for that money. 3cis teams and one from china :D :D :D
2019-10-28 14:51
ez win for fnatic
2019-10-28 14:55
#75
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Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-10-28 15:51
#41
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Sweden NILSSON1114 
This is a stacked team list so far, looks like it will be more excited then even the short blast pro events.
2019-10-28 14:55
#42
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Poland friendlySeb 
GOGO fnatic. This one is yours.
2019-10-28 14:56
#43
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United States jmarcelo 
Very nice
2019-10-28 14:59
#76
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Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-10-28 15:51
good team list. The china spot is a waste, are teams like rng able to sneak into playing the china qualifier?
2019-10-28 15:00
#45
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Brazil bernog 
AVANGAR LUL Chinese qualifier LULW
2019-10-28 15:00
LULtality
2019-10-28 15:17
where is astralis? other teams winning tournaments only because they don't invite astralis.
2019-10-28 15:02
astralis and liquid is not a thing anymore, EG and Fnatic are top 1 and top 2 teams rn so i'd rather say if EG and fnatic not at the tournament then its tier2 event
2019-10-28 15:04
Astralis, EG > fnatic, liquid
2019-10-28 15:07
#67
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
No, Astralis lost both at NY (convincingly) and Malmo. Beijing will be important to see where they stand.
2019-10-28 15:43
Okey true astralis lost to both, then Sharks and Optic are better than liquid
2019-10-28 15:46
Agreed +1
2019-10-28 19:47
#102
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
This. But soon astralis > fnatic > eg > liquid
2019-10-28 16:46
Hopefully :)
2019-10-28 16:48
Fnatic first team to have 2 real eras soon
2019-10-28 16:49
lol they are 'top' because they played finals on Starladder where astralis didn't attend :D
2019-10-28 15:08
so? EG and fnatic still would fuck astralis remember New York and Malmo?
2019-10-28 15:09
I don't think he can remember much, since he can't even remember his own country
2019-10-28 16:51
#48
Jamppi | 
Russia TheVad9 
great
2019-10-28 15:02
stacked af
2019-10-28 15:04
#62
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North America 007DBR9 
If Lulquid and Astralis were there and maybe G2 stacked, rn it's half t1
2019-10-28 15:28
Stacked? 2 team race is not a stacked tournament. DH malmö was stacked.
2019-10-28 15:28
#54
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Portugal faizk 
Nice!! Well deserved
2019-10-28 15:08
#77
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Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-10-28 15:51
Last year's winner not here to defend xd
2019-10-28 15:11
#91
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United States Artifactz 
Ikr
2019-10-28 16:21
forZe G2 Invictus
2019-10-28 15:19
Let's just hope that the format allows EG and Fnatic to have a rematch in the finals and not earlier, otherwise it will be boring final
2019-10-28 15:28
#66
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Russia GolBOB 
fnc vs vitality would be nice too
2019-10-28 15:35
Man vitality fucking sucks. They can hit teams like the lightning in a single map or so. But when they play tier1 opponents they have 0 chance, they win 1map because zywho drops 30+ and shox plays average. But all and all teams like fnatic, liquid, astralis and EG tend to just counter-strat them too hard for zywho to shine
2019-10-28 16:55
+1 would be fun and also would make it a bigger rivalry going forwards
2019-10-28 15:57
Yeah, I think EG managed to tilt fnatic too hard in last final and fnatic will give their all if they play again. It's hard to play vs kids who never won anything and that get excited, screaming and shit after 1 round won. Fnatic won too much and JW, flusha and krimz are too old to taunt their opponents outside the game.
2019-10-28 16:57
#65
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Germany L1lK1M 
8 teams tourneys... boring af
2019-10-28 15:32
#78
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Turkey Diveland 
No ! starseries was boring :) at least will be crowd in this tournament
2019-10-28 15:54
No Na Qualifier but chinese? Well done epicenter MVP or Tylul will do great.
2019-10-28 15:44
ez win
2019-10-28 15:57
#81
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Bulgaria GodHeaven 
FaZe?
2019-10-28 16:00
Shit tournament for tier 1 team
2019-10-28 16:04
#84
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Ukraine ksay 
FaZe is #21 lmao and after next update they will drop even further
2019-10-28 16:09
#86
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Bulgaria GodHeaven 
but they won last year
2019-10-28 16:13
And NaVi won the last star series but came dead last in this one.
2019-10-28 16:20
#109
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Romania decis1ve 
Yeah but thats not the argument. The winning team should play to defend their championship right?
2019-10-28 16:56
I mean I guess they could qualify via the eu qualifier.
2019-10-28 16:58
why after update?
2019-10-28 18:50
#123
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Ukraine ksay 
i mean ranking update starladder ended yesterday so it isn't updated yet
2019-10-28 18:51
#126
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Bulgaria GodHeaven 
WHAT YOU SAY??????
2019-10-28 19:54
Wish there'd be a second NA team. 8 teams and only one from NA?
2019-10-28 16:05
+1 they should've invited Liquid instead of Avangar (Avangar could then just qualify via cis qualifier)
2019-10-28 16:19
+1 I'm with you there.
2019-10-28 16:41
Cool
2019-10-28 16:19
Shame that there's only 1 na slot. Invite Astralis though so it can still be tier 1
2019-10-28 16:21
#92
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World Notb8ing 
obviously they invited liquid and astralis but they refused :)
2019-10-28 16:30
smug bastards thinking they're too good for tournaments. That's why I like Mouz. They don't win shit so they stay humble.
2019-10-28 16:31
#96
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World Notb8ing 
Blast finals are in Bahrain only few days before this event so I guess that is the reason why these teams decided to start their christmas holidays early rather than go to this event.
2019-10-28 16:34
Why avangar
2019-10-28 16:33
Major finalist and 2 day era of blast moscow i guess
2019-10-28 16:35
Nice
2019-10-28 16:34
Well deserved for the top #1 team in the world!
2019-10-28 16:36
Where is g2 ?
2019-10-28 16:37
#106
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Brazil Mirekz 
wtf only 1 invite for NA and no qualifiers either, also no Astralis, t3 event.
2019-10-28 16:52
deserved
2019-10-28 16:57
#113
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Germany Tagesschau 
nice invite
2019-10-28 16:58
Eg won again
2019-10-28 16:59
#115
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United States IceAndHigh 
No Astralis no party
2019-10-28 17:00
ASTRALIS PLS
2019-10-28 17:08
#124
JW | 
India l3thality 
ns, now invite Astralis and show EG who's the real No1
2019-10-28 19:15
#128
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Belgium twentyfourJE 
last year winners not even invited lmao
2019-10-28 22:49
godlennnnn
2019-10-29 07:55
not any top teams because top players are on new year holidays.
2019-10-29 12:39
nice
2019-10-29 19:02
#134
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Brazil Maujubudo 
Ok, the weirdest epicenter I've seen
2019-10-30 14:44
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