ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals group draw, initial matchups revealed

The groups have been drawn and initial matches for ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals have been revealed, with some surprises on the cards in Odense.

Odense, Denmark will host an ESL Pro League Finals event for the third time, with the Season 10 Finals taking place on December 3-8. A total of $750,000 will be up for grabs at the event, where sixteen teams will compete using ESL's standard format.

fnatic will open the tournament against Evil Geniuses

To draw the teams into two eight-team groups, ESL used a mixture of regular-season standings and ESL rankings. The two teams that have a surprisingly low seeding due to their regular seasons are 100 Thieves and fnatic, with the latter squad drawing Evil Geniuses as their first-round opponent.

Below you can find the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals group draw, ordered by ESL's seeding:

Based on the seeding, the following first-round matchups were drawn:

Russia Natus Vincere vs. China TYLOO
Brazil MIBR vs. Europe FaZe
Denmark Heroic vs. Australia 100 Thieves
United States Evil Geniuses vs. Sweden fnatic

Denmark Astralis vs. Australia Grayhound
Brazil Sharks vs. France G2
Europe mousesports vs. United States ATK
United States Liquid vs. Denmark North

ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals will feature ESL's standard format, which kicks-off with BO1 initial matches, followed by BO3s in the upper and lower bracket of the group stage. Six teams advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination BO3 bracket, with the grand final being BO5.

#1
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Romania [AloHa] 
faze vs mibr Pog
2019-11-22 19:12
#2
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
ez 4 North
2019-11-22 19:12
Too ez 4 Mouz
2019-11-22 19:14
FaZe vs MIBR Cold vs Fallen 100% I'm gonna watch this
2019-11-22 19:27
+1
2019-11-22 20:44
#118
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Spain N0Love 
It could be a shit talking show if they get fired up
2019-11-22 21:05
+1
2019-11-23 05:08
Shaakeh come to Odense and I'll beat you up brother :^)
2019-11-22 20:43
Lmao
2019-11-22 21:32
cold vs his old team, epic matchup indeed also every other match seems boring and one-sided except for EG-FNC
2019-11-22 19:15
#33
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Sweden crittaN 
Not sure if youre complaining but thats literally how seeding works. It gives the best teams the easiest opponents. We will get closer matchups further into the tournament.
2019-11-22 19:19
not complaining, just saying
2019-11-22 19:43
#181
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Sweden crittaN 
stating the obvious, ok
2019-11-24 18:22
#42
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World nakTriceps 
I don´t think Heroic x 100T will be easy for the Australians tbh
2019-11-22 19:23
100kriegs should clap them
2019-11-22 19:44
#64
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United States _icedtea 
lmao Augstralis Team Likrieg 100kriegs Fnatec-9
2019-11-22 19:46
Fnatec-9 LUL oh my ol'Tec-9, I miss u so much (((
2019-11-22 19:59
Good times men((
2019-11-22 20:31
fnaticz
2019-11-22 23:09
Correct lulw even dh malmo end up with 3x cz kills
2019-11-23 07:56
#183
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United States _icedtea 
DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019 Fnatic vs Vitality (map 3) 15 - 12 Fnatic: cz75 Vitality: krieg fullbuy
2019-12-02 03:14
#57
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United States _icedtea 
fnatic 2-0 eg... hopefully
2019-11-22 19:41
flag doesn't check out but I hope so too
2019-11-22 19:44
#63
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United States _icedtea 
why should it?
2019-11-22 19:44
0/8
2019-11-22 21:38
#65
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World nakTriceps 
BO1, bitch
2019-11-22 19:48
#99
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
Not sure
2019-11-22 20:29
#90
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Finland coswell 
Thats how seeding works, but... -mousesports is beatable... -north can always surprise, liquid can choke again -tyloo is showing up in CAC -G2 is beatable... I doubt we will see a predictable tournament :/ so many teams are up and down lately.
2019-11-22 20:17
mouse is beatable but ATK is a joke of a team, G2 is beatable but I doubt it's gonna be by SHARKS, Tyloo is a fluke team and North has no valde...
2019-11-22 21:15
#178
meyern | 
Argentina BTronC 
Sharks will sorprice u ;)
2019-11-23 17:46
read my name
2019-11-22 19:15
trueee, it's almost 2 years LOL
2019-11-22 20:15
#41
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Brazil NahT_ 
+11111 Hype
2019-11-22 19:23
eZ 4FaZe
2019-11-22 19:13
#4
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Brazil uk0g 
lul
2019-11-22 19:12
#5
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Denmark QBE_ 
Group A is fucking staaacked
2019-11-22 19:12
My thoughts too
2019-11-22 19:15
Theyre equally stacked, good groups for once.
2019-11-22 19:51
#112
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Denmark QBE_ 
Yeah they are def not, B has 4 bad teams, A has 1 maybe 2 if you count mibr
2019-11-22 20:48
As Jordan said, one group has 5 teams in top and the other one has 2 /closed
2019-11-22 21:41
#130
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India spiderCAKE 
And like always, Astralis get the easier group
2019-11-22 21:57
#6
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Germany Constikdw 
Fnatic vs eg is tough in first round
2019-11-22 19:13
#35
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India kaymaS 
Nah they can take it
2019-11-22 19:19
#56
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Germany Constikdw 
they can, but its going to be very hard. Definitely the most exciting round 1 match
2019-11-22 19:40
#66
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World nakTriceps 
They can and it´s not that hard, cuz it´s BO1.
2019-11-22 19:48
#113
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Germany Constikdw 
But they’re generally better in bo3s. But yes, anything can happen.
2019-11-22 20:49
#115
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United States Vollizie 
Based on head to head, it's a very up in the air match.
2019-11-22 20:53
#177
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World nakTriceps 
EG is struggling, not consistent. Lost 2-0 against Mouz. fnatic is better than Mouz.
2019-11-23 17:38
EG still jet lagged. EZ win for Fnatic
2019-11-22 21:52
another 322 tournament
2019-11-22 19:13
Astralis 32:2 FaZe you mean?
2019-11-22 19:13
KKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-11-22 21:34
#8
Jesus | 
United States BLNDSPT 
Why do I get the feeling Liquid is going to lose against North...
2019-11-22 19:13
me too mens)))
2019-11-22 19:14
#47
Monkey | 
United States anliaa 
they did last year
2019-11-22 19:29
I hope they do, they did in S9 and won the event.
2019-11-22 19:52
#116
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United States Vollizie 
Hopefully
2019-11-22 20:53
#131
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
No they wont :)
2019-11-22 21:58
#10
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Bosnia and Herzegovina VeryColdGuy 
FaZe vs MIBR POGGERS
2019-11-22 19:13
This gonna be guuuuuuuuuud
2019-11-22 19:15
#28
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Bosnia and Herzegovina VeryColdGuy 
+1
2019-11-22 19:16
EZ for tyloo
2019-11-22 19:13
#12
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United States Vollizie 
Group A stacked af
2019-11-22 19:13
rip group b
2019-11-22 19:14
3 Danish victories in the first round, pretty ez
2019-11-22 19:15
100T will smash heroic
2019-11-22 19:17
100T will crumble in Dane Land!
2019-11-22 19:50
+1
2019-11-22 19:48
#20
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Nepal askyee 
can you tell me why nr2 have to play vs nr3? (same as esl ranking)
2019-11-22 19:15
#155
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Australia malalm 
I believe it has to do with where they finished in their regions, nrg topped their group so therefore play on of the eu teams why qualified in 2nd stage, this is supposed to make it so the best teams dont play eachother, but when one of the best teams fucks up then best teams play eachother 1st stage
2019-11-23 01:28
#160
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Nepal askyee 
ahh i understand, ty ty
2019-11-23 01:49
Haha yeah the boys we have a low seed but still get heroic. Hope my second favourite team in fnatic can pick a win up over inconsistent eg
2019-11-22 19:15
Tf is this lopsided seeding
2019-11-22 19:16
#25
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Brazil Cleckzera 
MiBR vs Faze, that match is gonna be amazing
2019-11-22 19:16
#26
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Argentina ArgCs 
Let's go Sharks
2019-11-22 19:16
#27
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Brazil EZ4ENCEDENS 
EZ4ENCE
2019-11-22 19:16
#29
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Denmark Randomij 
Is anyone else annoyed by this format?
2019-11-22 19:16
NaVi are so Lucky to get this way to Quaters\Semis. There's no chance they will go to the Lower Bracket. I have no idea, how a team like NaVi can lose to TyLUL or FaZeDownSyndrome\LULBR
2019-11-22 19:18
Navi is not on great level rn so they can lose to anyone
2019-11-22 19:20
Wdym. They've been great since this lineup was created. The only their fail was at Starladder. They're looking good so far.
2019-11-22 19:22
Oh, I understand these comments rn
2019-11-22 19:22
#37
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Russia ToughGuy 
cry is free lul
2019-11-22 19:21
#40
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Russia ToughGuy 
g2, mibr lost to tyloo lul
2019-11-22 19:22
btw no chance NaVi will lose against them, plastic. NaVi are so much better than they were with Zeus. They can make it to the Final with Astralis.
2019-11-22 19:24
#52
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Russia ToughGuy 
first match +bo1 they can easy lose like vs heroic or cloud9 did
2019-11-22 19:34
if faze win and navi who do you think will win in BO3
2019-11-22 20:40
#107
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Russia ToughGuy 
dunno
2019-11-22 20:43
Let’s go sharks!
2019-11-22 19:19
#46
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Brazil NahT_ 
Mibr x faze sharks x g2 hypeee
2019-11-22 19:27
#48
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Brazil NahT_ 
nvm it is bo1 opening matches who cars
2019-11-22 19:29
How the hell are navi the top seed
2019-11-22 19:30
why not ? we know navi is speciall and good even they drop down on ranked position
2019-11-23 04:07
wtf group A so much stronger
2019-11-22 19:30
#51
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Portugal dracø 
Group A so much better than Group B
2019-11-22 19:32
NiP could be here if esl system wouldn't be dogshit
2019-11-22 19:35
#54
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Russia ToughGuy 
Wtf is this group b? There only 2 teams from top 10 lol
2019-11-22 19:35
Nice way to ruin tournament ESL with trash seeding
2019-11-22 19:36
#58
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France niouke 
nice easy group for G2
2019-11-22 19:41
#59
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Switzerland x676 
Unbalanced, group B too weak overall
2019-11-22 19:41
2ez for Astralis
2019-11-22 19:54
ez 4 g2
2019-11-22 19:48
#70
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United States ferric 
Imagine this... 5 of those 8 teams in group A won't be in the playoffs....
2019-11-22 19:50
#73
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Poland MaTHeOOO 
NaVi > TYLOO MIBR < FaZe Heroic < 100 Thieves EG < fnatic Astralis > Grayhound Sharks < G2 mousesports > ATK Liquid > North
2019-11-22 19:53
#156
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Australia gEFFx 
Flag doesnt check out, thought you would support Polish GOAT BnTeT
2019-11-23 01:30
Group A looking stacked! Sadly unlikely we will see a full danish match becuase Astralis >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> North If would have been interesting to see Heroic and North in the same group for a full danish match
2019-11-22 19:59
EG v Fnatic pog
2019-11-22 19:55
Poor North always getting matched up against Liquid.
2019-11-22 19:57
Navi 60% - Tyloo 40%( it depends on how Tyloo finish their CGC run) MIBR 60% - FaZe 40-% ( i think MIBR will outplay FaZe since its best of 1) Heroic 50% - 100T 50% (it can go either way bc its best of 1 but my personal opinion is 100T gonna win) EG 30% - fnatic 70% ( fnatic gonna win if Krimz is on fire) Astralis 90% - Grayhound 10% (pretty straight forward) Sharks 30% - G2 70% (sharks might suprise tbh) mousesports 80% - ATK 20% (well if mousesports perfoms usual then ez) Liquid 75% - North 25% (i have the weird feeling Liquid gonna loose somehow)
2019-11-22 19:59
didnt mibr lost to tyloo? fallen outdated tactics against the goat igl who smashed everyone and smarted igl alived after gla1ve ofc
2019-11-22 20:06
Its quite a time until this tournament and Faze has blast finals before that , so MIBR gonna study them in order to beat them like Astralis did at IEM Beijing
2019-11-22 20:13
we will see that match should be BO3 it has so much story the old mibr vs new faze
2019-11-22 20:19
If its best out of 3 i will go all the way with Faze , just we know how rusty is Faze on their best of 1s, they might meet up somewhere upper for the epic clash
2019-11-22 20:21
BLAST CLAN VS BLASTRALIS who is better at BO1 but for real faze never lost to mibr in bo1
2019-11-22 20:24
Just need to wait and see what happens
2019-11-22 20:34
+1
2019-11-22 20:36
#138
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Brazil hugoooo 
Funny... mibr beat the #2 (2-0) but obviously the most notable result is the 0-2 vs TyLoo (who also beat G2 2-0)....
2019-11-22 22:39
eg jet lag like always
2019-11-22 23:28
+1
2019-11-22 20:10
#98
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Denmark d1ckweed 
The same shit happened in ESL PL 9. North vs Liquid initial match and Liquid lost. Fought their way out of the LB and beat Astralis in QF. This seeding is pathetic and ESL should seriously rethink their seeding method.
2019-11-22 20:28
True
2019-11-22 20:34
its bo1 guys. The prediction percentages of win should be same as bo3s with higher deviation. Why do you post weird percentages saying its a bo1?
2019-11-22 23:14
Wdym? Obviously its going to be a different precent if its bo3 , for example Navi always struggle in bo1 so if Navi - Tyloo played bo3 i would go 70-30 for Navi , same as MIBR - FaZe matchup, MIBR wont be able to beat FaZe in bo3
2019-11-22 23:51
nope it is still 70-30 for Na'vi but with more deviation. Might even 16-0 tyloo but in bo3 they can't 16-0 tyloo thrice. Always better team should have lesser odds.
2019-11-23 10:06
#80
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Brazil Aloha420 
lets go sharks lets go manitossssss #gosharks
2019-11-22 20:01
EG - Fnatic rest matches will be one sided in my opinion unless it bo1....
2019-11-22 20:02
#83
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
cant wait for this event :)
2019-11-22 20:08
#84
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
Group A way stronger
2019-11-22 20:09
#86
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Brazil SecondKS 
astralis ever in easy group, why???
2019-11-22 20:13
LIKE S1MPLE SAID THEY ALWAYS MAKE ASTRALIS EASY GOING TO PLAYOFF AND FINAL
2019-11-23 04:08
#88
takej | 
Japan Mamerico 
Group A is stuck af, wtf with this seeding.
2019-11-22 20:14
gl Sharks
2019-11-22 20:17
#95
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CIS Beastroo 
Astralis with liquid, also mouse too ez group wtf. Group A is a dead group tbh. Should consider draw the group
2019-11-22 20:24
#96
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Denmark d1ckweed 
PATHETIC AS FUCK MATCHUPS. Mousesports are playing ATK, meanwhile fucking Grayhound have been paired up against Astralis. They should've used player seeding or the global rankings average. PATHETIC.
2019-11-22 20:27
#100
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Turkey Charybdis1 
Navi will win EPL ez
2019-11-22 20:30
#105
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Brazil Parad0xDude 
faze vs mibr best GAME
2019-11-22 20:36
#110
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Hungary subzera 
eg and fnatic have to play but astralis gets fucking greyhound and mouz get atk? wtfff
2019-11-22 20:46
#111
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Brazil bernog 
lets go FAZE
2019-11-22 20:47
#114
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Brazil bernog 
Group A: fnatic, FaZe, Evil Geniuses Group B: G2, Liquid, Astralis
2019-11-22 20:50
rigged
2019-11-22 21:01
#119
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Argentina decov9jse 
LETS F*CKING GO SHARKS BROOOOO DALE LURKEN DALE MIYERNOOOO
2019-11-22 21:06
#121
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Denmark Duke1996 
COME TO DENMARK
2019-11-22 21:23
Cold vs Mibr, gonna be a riot
2019-11-22 21:33
#126
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Bulgaria mythr0x 
Balanced groups lol
2019-11-22 21:38
#129
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India nAgent 
Group B is way too EZ
2019-11-22 21:53
No way. Verry bad seed group A
2019-11-22 21:58
Jesus Group A seems way more stacked than Group B.
2019-11-22 22:02
Look at pro league seeding, what is this shit Group A >>>>>> Group B 5 teams of group A won't be in playoffs and t2 teams from group B may qualify, wtf men? Do Astralis really bribe the event organiser for easy seeding or it's just unfair because the event is in Denmark? Valve should ban events in Denmark because they support Astralis give them easy groups, none other countries do shit like these as Denmark. Shame!!
2019-11-22 22:17
#136
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
ez NaVi
2019-11-22 22:27
#137
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Brazil hugoooo 
Shakrs, ATK and Grayhound in the same group... ...long with teams in terrible shape (mouz, North and G2)! It will be literally all about Astralis vs Liquid. Groups are always a joke, always have been, since 1.6, I wonder why it is so hard to make balanced groups for once.
2019-11-22 22:38
ESL nailed the seeding in katowice (player made seeding) Literally got the most fair matchups ever and yet we don't get to see it again. And now they're basing the groups and matchups on outdated ESL results. #2 vs #3 while #10 faces #26.. Embarassing..
2019-11-23 01:05
group a stacked
2019-11-22 22:51
#140
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Europe braxtey 
Astralis and Liquid is in great group. Good for them
2019-11-22 23:06
#146
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
RIP ASTRALIS 💀
2019-11-23 00:00
#147
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
Meyern and LukeN to reckkkkk
2019-11-23 00:09
How are Sharks, ATK and North seeded higher than Grayhound?
2019-11-23 00:43
why do you think Grayhound is better than North?
2019-11-23 07:44
#179
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Australia yaboyazza 
+1, sharks and ATK playing mousesports and G2, while grayhound has to play astralis, an actual good team, feelsbadman.
2019-11-24 01:27
So many baby b1tch kids in the comments crying “a is stacked” if you even fking read the article and not just look at the groups you’d know they are even. No matter how hard you cry it doesn’t matter at all. That’s literally what Cry is free is. Grow up
2019-11-23 00:56
you know your rankings are fucked when you get the #2 and #3 teams playing against eachother in the first matchup
2019-11-23 01:00
#151
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Denmark Ken92 
we can se meny suprises, alot of teams are in USA til play ECS until sunday 1st december, and first match is thuesday 3rd december, JETLAG INC.
2019-11-23 01:00
What is this seeding? How do Navi is the highest seed in a group with fnatic and evil geniuses?
2019-11-23 01:05
#154
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Australia howie@@ 
Grand final: grayhound vs 100thieves
2019-11-23 01:18
#157
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Australia gEFFx 
YTBs
2019-11-23 01:34
The 2 best teams in group A playing each other in round 1. Nice seeding esl!
2019-11-23 01:35
#159
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Australia gEFFx 
Should be - Group A: NaVi Mousesports G2 ATK Liquid MIBR 100T Grayhound Group B: TYLOO Sharks Fnatic North FaZe Heroic Astralis EG
2019-11-23 01:38
ESL should just give up with their ranking, that seeding is retarded.
2019-11-23 02:11
EG vs. fnatic, interesting. fnatic lowest seeding ever for a top team?
2019-11-23 02:33
#163
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Denmark ChirosK 
Maybe the best match ups ever..
2019-11-23 03:03
ez4tyloo
2019-11-23 05:05
Bo1 opening matches, only 6 teams to playoffs and terrible seeding hahahha and people are still making fun of Blast events and sucking up to ESL.
2019-11-23 05:08
#169
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Group A stacked af wtf
2019-11-23 06:28
Astralis winner. Dev1ce mvp. Ez prediction.
2019-11-23 08:09
Another EZ group by Astralis
2019-11-23 10:23
#175
shox | 
India iejesus 
Nice
2019-11-23 11:00
#176
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Bosnia and Herzegovina ajdinjr11 
Group B is dogshit compared to A
2019-11-23 11:24
#180
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Australia pinquii 
Damn, Grayhound will be able to say they beat Liquid, EG AND Astralis. Madness.
2019-11-24 04:18
#182
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
So stacked Event gonna be very sick matchups :)
2019-11-25 06:38
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