IEM Katowice invites announced

ESL has unveiled seven teams that received direct invites to IEM Katowice 2020, with Liquid, Evil Geniuses and Vitality on the list.

The first three teams to be confirmed at IEM Katowice were fnatic, Astralis, and mousesports, as they earned their spots at the event by winning tournaments last year, namely DreamHack Masters Malmö, IEM Beijing, and ESL Pro League S10 Finals.

Liquid have been confirmed for the $500,000 event

Now, seven new names have been confirmed for the $500,000 tournament in Poland, which takes place on February 25 - March. With Liquid and Evil Geniuses confirmed, IEM Katowice will feature the top five teams in the world as of today's rankings, with Vitality, 100 Thieves, Natus Vincere and NiP being other top 10 teams on the list.

Rounding out the invited team list is Virtus.pro, with the only top 10 team missing out being FaZe - who will have to earn their spot through the qualifiers.

The team list for IEM Katowice 2020 is now as follows:

Denmark Astralis
Europe mousesports
France Vitality
Russia Natus Vincere
Sweden NiP
Europe EU Qualifier
Europe EU Qualifier
Europe EU Qualifier
Sweden fnatic
United States Liquid
United States Evil Geniuses
Australia 100 Thieves
Kazakhstan Virtus.pro
North America NA Qualifier
Asia Asia Qualifier
Oceania Oceania Qualifier

The open qualifiers for the four regions have already been played out, with the closed qualifiers set to start between January 7th and 14th, depending on the region.

Invite BIG CLAN pls, future top 5 team. Thanks.
2020-01-06 17:40
#7
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Spain Granjero 
They'll qualify
2020-01-06 17:40
inshallah they will
2020-01-06 17:40
big qualifying to a big event without smooya hmmm
2020-01-06 17:41
Faze OMEGALUL
2020-01-06 18:04
And there he changed his flair xD
2020-01-06 18:06
#229
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Myanmar xdcc 
faze still should get invite over VP. but this is ESL were talking about already back to their traditions with free invites to VP
2020-01-06 19:04
i didnt mean megan_fox, you should learn reading out the context he said "faze" because the flair of shakeeh WAS faze
2020-01-06 19:22
#240
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Myanmar xdcc 
i know...?
2020-01-06 19:23
#294
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
Why does VP get an invite, while g2 ence and faze have to qualify?
2020-01-06 22:18
#298
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United Kingdom n33b 
VP are interesting. G2, ence & faze could be any other european team... talented, but idiots with no idea how to actually use it. Go lose to a standin and a coach again then ask again why no invite LUL.
2020-01-07 00:41
#320
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
ok will do men cuz i know that if they will go against a coach again they will choke it 😎👍
2020-01-07 17:02
Vp got invites because of Kazach roster which seems to be better than Polish
2020-01-08 00:47
#178
ropz | 
Germany Luqa11 
Easy without smooya. Syrson = god
2020-01-06 18:25
True, syrson best germanistan palyer! :()
2020-01-06 19:39
#24
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Netherlands n0b8m8 
nt xantares
2020-01-06 17:41
finally they stoped invite these brazilians bots , should stop invite woxic team too
2020-01-06 17:43
#53
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Denmark valt3rr 
Mousesports weren't invited tho... They won esl pro league 10 and qualified
2020-01-06 17:46
#62
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
name checks , sadly woxic is achieving something in his life but you are just complaining . So bad for wasted thinking and consuming resources to think like that.
2020-01-06 17:47
#186
REZ | 
Pakistan aur0raCS 
+1
2020-01-06 18:29
hello mad kiddo
2020-01-06 17:51
#141
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Other YamiS_ 
brazilians bots!? hf seeing them qualify
2020-01-06 18:06
gg delusional beetch
2020-01-06 18:12
#19
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Finland trashsports 
No, they won’t. BIG is absolute shit team without any future.
2020-01-06 17:41
#28
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United States Jeffcubed 
Why do you hate big so much?
2020-01-06 17:42
#187
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United States pes0man 
Maybe he is just not very big
2020-01-06 18:30
#274
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Brazil gtaube 
+11111111111111111111
2020-01-06 20:01
#151
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
I doubt it
2020-01-06 18:11
#10
broky | 
Europe glow1ng 
RIP
2020-01-06 17:40
MIBR deserve
2020-01-06 17:41
#26
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Czech Republic Carlo_s_s_s 
Lets be honest, Sprout is better than BIG.
2020-01-06 17:42
They can't even win against BIG oder aTTaX but international they are the best german team It's creepy
2020-01-06 20:52
#319
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Czech Republic Carlo_s_s_s 
+oskar +unknown this could make sprout the best German team. Not saying it because of Oskar, I always liked Sprout and didnt really care about BIG, but lets be honest... BIG is trash team and if the last changes wont make something huge, Sprout will be the best German team.
2020-01-07 16:47
What I said Sprout lose everytime against aTTaX and BIG But internationally they are the best german team
2020-01-07 18:01
This isn't Cologne where they get free invite being as trash as MIBR LMAO
2020-01-06 17:43
Bug
2020-01-06 17:45
Agree +1
2020-01-06 17:52
Top 5 ? Maybe in Germany
2020-01-06 18:16
#171
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Denmark minosss 
XDDDD
2020-01-06 18:21
#269
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United States Bochanka 
Bug clan
2020-01-06 20:00
#329
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Germany X5ander 
+1 invite for BIG is a must !
2020-01-13 14:54
C9 invite them please
2020-01-06 17:40
They didn't have a team 1 hour ago
2020-01-06 17:41
Now they have
2020-01-06 17:42
Omegalul imagine invite team not by result but just for fame
2020-01-06 17:54
Beat g2 in bo3 went 9-10 iirc
2020-01-06 18:16
Big omegalul idk why ppl overhyping c9 so they need to invite them because they are c9 but while they were atk they don't deserve it then k
2020-01-06 18:20
Money
2020-01-06 18:50
Nice free win for astralis
2020-01-06 17:40
*mousesport
2020-01-06 17:49
*Na'Vi
2020-01-06 17:51
#220
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-06 18:57
+1
2020-01-06 20:54
#150
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Turkey HypnoSia 
fnatic and mouse
2020-01-06 18:09
turkish math displayed right there.
2020-01-06 18:43
#324
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Turkey HypnoSia 
what do you talking about dumb?
2020-01-08 16:34
ez second for liquid, liquid - astralis final, astralis wins 3-1
2020-01-06 20:03
ALTERNATE aTTaX
2020-01-06 20:53
Will choke in semis
2020-01-07 07:06
Good luck.
2020-01-06 17:40
#5
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Sweden XenoRex 
FNATIC
2020-01-06 17:40
#12
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Spain Granjero 
They were already qualified for the tournament
2020-01-06 17:40
#60
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Sweden XenoRex 
GO FNATIC
2020-01-06 17:46
FNATIC!!!
2020-01-06 18:19
#200
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Sweden XenoRex 
FA NA TI C
2020-01-06 18:40
#193
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Spain Granjero 
ok mens
2020-01-06 18:37
n1
2020-01-06 17:40
No mibr kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-06 17:40
Good tournament
2020-01-06 17:49
#9
Kriegs | 
Russia AxeliNeR 
cool
2020-01-06 17:40
#293
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2020-01-06 21:33
Trash. G2 > NIP and VP yet not invited.
2020-01-06 17:40
G2 that lost against a substitute and a coach lol
2020-01-06 17:50
Beat mouz 16-3 16-2 and 16-1 during cs_summit aswell.
2020-01-06 17:51
Still thy lost the final with 2 stand-in
2020-01-06 17:54
And they destroyed mouz 16-3 16-2 16-1. G2's mentality fucked with them after they beat mouz 16-1 on vertigo, thinking 3rd map would be easy.
2020-01-06 17:56
But who won the tournament tho
2020-01-06 18:03
#179
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Czech Republic EnterCZe 
They beat them but who cares? They lost against team with 2 stand-ins in final man. They r so bad
2020-01-06 18:26
no mibr pepehands
2020-01-06 17:40
#15
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United States Jeffcubed 
Bruh vp will drop out as 16th
2020-01-06 17:40
FaZe - who will have to earn their spot through the qualifiers. NICE ONE I APPROVE
2020-01-06 17:40
Finally Faze need to qualify for a tournament
2020-01-06 17:45
#207
rain | 
Netherlands Yourii 
FaZe > virtus.pro for sure
2020-01-06 18:43
mibr? furia? what is this shit
2020-01-06 17:41
MIBR and Furia isn't in the top 10
2020-01-06 17:45
name
2020-01-06 17:46
Kekw tournaments owner finally stopped wasting spots on m16r
2020-01-06 18:02
#21
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Russia Michael_R7 
Excellent
2020-01-06 17:41
nip and vp but no faze lmfao
2020-01-06 17:41
FaZe are ranked below VP and NIP (and G2, who didn't get an invite) pro.eslgaming.com/worldranking/csgo/rank.. G2 is the team that should replace VP.
2020-01-06 17:42
+1
2020-01-06 17:44
#51
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Poland Master2235 
+1
2020-01-06 17:45
+1 underrated comment
2020-01-07 01:45
where is GOAT ENCE
2020-01-06 17:41
#297
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New Zealand YaBoiBunsen 
in the toilet my brother
2020-01-06 23:25
#31
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Sweden frankensanta 
Virtus.Who?
2020-01-06 17:42
#155
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Poland KristaVeR 
Virtus.avangar
2020-01-06 18:12
#32
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Denmark NordestgaarDK 
hahaha ez 4 Astralis
2020-01-06 17:43
INVITING VP OVER FAZE AND ENCE LMAO (yes ik ence is a fluke but they’re better than vp and also were finalists last year)
2020-01-06 17:45
G2 > ENCE and VP. These invites are trash.
2020-01-06 17:44
yeah but talking about history value mainly ence made the most legendary cinderella run at katowice. they deserve an invite
2020-01-06 17:45
No one gives a single shit about "history value". ENCE is ass, should not be invited to any tournaments.
2020-01-06 17:47
#72
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Guatemala Nicaraqua 
according to him C9 should still be invited to every event to give all the teams free wins lmao
2020-01-06 17:49
#109
2020-01-06 17:57
i guess lol but the difference between c9 and ence is huge, c9 doesn’t even have the same core it had before and they aren’t even tier 3, while ence is a tier 2 roster also ence still has a 3 man core and isn’t totally ass compared to vp/avangar lmao
2020-01-06 17:57
Ur doing drugs if you think Ence is tier 2
2020-01-06 19:37
ENCE >>>> all t1 teams
2020-01-07 08:01
#66
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Guatemala Nicaraqua 
VP is the old Avangar btw not that dead polish scene , only good polak went to NA Avangar > ENCE since aleksib left Avangar> Faze atm in terms of consistency. (thought they havent really done much lately either ,except some tier 2 events)
2020-01-06 17:48
vp/avangar after major and blast - group stage exits also faze top 4 at beijing and a much more significant blast win i’m not saying aleksib-less ence is good but a finals at a tier 2 lan and some top 4 placings is a lot better also i’m talking about the storyline/history part of katowice. ence has a legacy there, they deserve an invite
2020-01-06 17:56
Fluke? Wdym?
2020-01-06 17:59
from top 3 team to tier 2 team lol
2020-01-06 18:03
Do you know what fluke means? Ence is now tier 2 team only because of the roster change.
2020-01-06 19:32
they didn’t want aleksib on the roster, so i count it. he was basically a standin until allu got sunny onto ence
2020-01-06 19:34
Very odd way to think this situation, but what should I have expected from NA user.
2020-01-06 19:38
yes ik ence technically doesn’t count as a fluke by definition. but they were destined to fail if they wanted aleksib gone for months they were too greedy about their success and kicked the wrong person
2020-01-06 19:40
#210
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Btw "VP" is the old Avangar they got bought by VP. As you can see they are not from Poland.
2020-01-06 18:50
#221
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Russia angry_david1 
ENCE? LUL. G2 or even OG > Bot Allu & co. But I agree about VP, they don't deserve invitation
2020-01-06 18:59
i +1 on g2
2020-01-06 19:07
nt stupid fakeflagger
2020-01-06 19:23
#304
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Russia angry_david1 
Okay, then tell me how did the VP earn this invitation? Although it makes no sense to ask you, it’s clear that VP absolutely DO NOT deserve an invitation. I am more than sure that if VP were not invited, they wouldn't have passed the qualifications
2020-01-07 03:51
suck dick stupid fakeflagger
2020-01-14 15:34
#333
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Russia angry_david1 
No, your mother will do it.
2020-01-15 01:49
#271
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Estonia Leedk 
But vp ( avangar) were in the finals in 2019 ... so ur message means that u just dont like vp ...
2020-01-06 20:00
so was ence and look what happened to both
2020-01-06 20:00
#323
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Estonia Leedk 
no stability from them ... i think they got some mental problems ...
2020-01-08 08:42
FAZE KEKW
2020-01-06 17:43
#37
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
ez 4 OG
2020-01-06 17:43
#39
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Good shit
2020-01-06 17:44
got tickets to final, so lets hope astralis wont make it there and beat someone 2-0
2020-01-06 17:44
#57
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
Don't worry. NaVi will beat Astralis 3-0
2020-01-06 17:46
I would be fine w that, btw. its BO5?
2020-01-06 18:41
#211
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
Yes. ESL, IEM and EPL are bo5 finals
2020-01-06 18:50
Navi should consider themselves lucky if they make it to the semi finals no scene.
2020-01-06 18:57
#223
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
wdym? lol. NaVi will win the event its just a matter of against who they will play the finals.
2020-01-06 18:59
Like they won EPICENTER?
2020-01-06 19:01
#227
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
Do you even watch events?
2020-01-06 19:02
I saw navi get beaten by EG and Vitality, what did you watch?
2020-01-06 19:13
#242
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
lol imagine thinking those fluke wins matter. NaVi were clearly saving strats for IEM Katowice (much bigger event than EPICENTER).
2020-01-06 19:23
Thank you for the meme response, ggwp sir.
2020-01-06 19:24
#246
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
ok just wait for iem katowice to start.
2020-01-06 19:26
#226
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Russia angry_david1 
Na'Vi LUL. This team is dead since Zeus left and GuardiaN came.
2020-01-06 19:02
#228
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt traitor dont support NaVi when they win IEM Katowice.
2020-01-06 19:03
#302
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Russia angry_david1 
Why should I support Na'Vi? They have not interested me since Zeus left. The rest of the lineup players are not interested in me. Also I don’t like s1mple, because he is a terribly toxic person who constantly flames teammates for every mistake
2020-01-07 03:37
#310
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
s1mple is not toxic. Infact he is very humble and kind person.
2020-01-07 11:24
#311
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Russia angry_david1 
youtu.be/oX_K6Cyj3pM youtu.be/wscz6kF7BqU He's a toxic person, who flames his teammates for every mistake. And this is one of the reasons s1mple will never win a major.
2020-01-07 12:07
#313
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
See you on May 24th, 2019.
2020-01-07 12:35
#314
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Russia angry_david1 
What I will see? How Astralis win another major?
2020-01-07 13:31
#316
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
No you will see NaVi destroying Astralis 2-0 and win the major.
2020-01-07 14:09
#317
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Russia angry_david1 
Na'Vi can't destroying Astralis with GuardiaN, B1ad3 and s1mple toxicity
2020-01-07 15:27
#226 suck dick stupid fakeflagger
2020-01-06 19:26
#301
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Russia angry_david1 
Fakeflagger? LUL Why I'm fakeflagger? Because I'm not a fan of the CIS teams? I’m not obliged to support this or that team just because it is from the CIS.
2020-01-07 03:44
suck dick
2020-01-14 15:34
#332
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Russia angry_david1 
Ahahahhahah, typical Russian toxic kid. Go to home and start doing homework
2020-01-15 01:48
#43
fer | 
Brazil xxAxx 
No Fer, No Fallen Trash event
2020-01-06 17:45
Flag checks out
2020-01-06 17:45
Finally no two faced toledo here
2020-01-06 18:01
#46
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
ez NaVi
2020-01-06 17:45
#48
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Poland LiquidWater 
VP? i don't think esl remember its not pl vp anymore, invite ex-vp omfg. Maybe on closed qualifiers.
2020-01-06 17:45
Thy are missing a player lol
2020-01-06 17:48
#167
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Poland LiquidWater 
Dycha free agent if he didn't sign for sprout.
2020-01-06 18:20
Why ex vp not illuminar and why they should even invite any polish team? Braindead
2020-01-06 17:55
#174
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Poland LiquidWater 
You're the absolute braindead here, if u payed any attention over few years you know when iem sydney comes they invite few aussies to closed / main event. When kato comes they invite polish to closed when events in other countries come usually 1-2 hometown teams are invited you ABSOLUTE FUCKING BRAINDAMAGED KID.
2020-01-06 18:21
But they have decent teams unlike poland even ex vp do not have completed full roster yet and what i heard snatchie wanna go international so what are you talking about pl scene is trash and even better invite og than any polish team nowdays
2020-01-06 18:23
VP IS BACK POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG
2020-01-06 17:45
But in another flag
2020-01-06 18:24
LOL just do a bigger qualifier but for the love of god dont invite trash ass teams like NIP and VP WTF, just not normal to see teams playing such trash CS and still getting invited to a prestigious events like katowice, very undeserved and everyone knows they wouldn't make pass the qualifier
2020-01-06 17:46
NIP often make it to playoffs in tournaments
2020-01-06 17:47
Flair, flag and name checked out, why even bother respond? NiP has been a joke all year and they even lost their best player now, katowice is a top 3 most prestigious event of the year, it just doesn't feel right to invite dog teams like this
2020-01-06 17:50
Ok and G2 Lost against a substitute and a coach lol
2020-01-06 17:51
Also NIP has won against Vitality and G2 many times lol
2020-01-06 17:52
Funny that you think you got me by trashtalking one of the team I hate the most, Don't respond if you have nothing to say and thanks for reminding me this great moment
2020-01-06 17:52
#153
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France Ghoul98 
Bruh
2020-01-06 18:12
#252
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Spain Chonita 
but trashtality cant win against nip....weird
2020-01-06 19:37
Ok just in case you can't read which isn't surprising for a 2 IQ nip fangay, I hate french CS and always hated it, now try to get some real argument instand of talking shit about the same teams as me, we could do that in another thread if you want tho
2020-01-06 19:59
#278
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Spain Chonita 
not my problem that you say that you hate french cs. I would say the same if i were in your pants so people think you dont give a shit. (you do). Nip have being improving for the last 6 month and they are better than you want to think they are so stfu kid
2020-01-06 20:03
LMAO this got to be a bait
2020-01-06 20:21
#58
NEO | 
Poland S_Junior 
FaZe, ENCE, G2 in closed quali... [*]Poland
2020-01-06 17:46
ez for Mousegods
2020-01-06 17:46
#61
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Qatar olaolakaka 
NA only one slot ahahahahahahaha
2020-01-06 17:47
Because NA only have two good team's
2020-01-06 17:48
Sweden only has 1 good team yet ESL invited 2?
2020-01-06 17:55
#254
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Spain Chonita 
france has 0 good teams and yet 1 is invited
2020-01-06 19:39
#85
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Liquid & EG already there, so will be ez for compLexity.
2020-01-06 17:53
Lul why not Faze?
2020-01-06 17:51
Because ESL don't care about bo1 Blast tournaments
2020-01-06 17:53
Wtf ? Why virtus?
2020-01-06 17:51
#82
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Europe TheKasztan 
>invite virtus.LUL >dont invite faze or G2 >wtf
2020-01-06 17:52
#94
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Germany Neckarstadion 
It's normal to invite 2 CIS teams for such a tournament. Especially when it's a tournament in Poland.
2020-01-06 17:55
#105
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Poland morosek 
Because VP is a good team now
2020-01-06 17:56
#87
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Germany Neckarstadion 
hahaha no FaZe, how the mighty have fallen. The EU qualifier will be stacked, FaZe are not a shoe-in.
2020-01-06 17:53
#88
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France niouke 
please link to closed qualifiers
2020-01-06 17:53
#89
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
nip and vp and not FaZe ok
2020-01-06 17:54
Flair checks out B01 Blast tournament don't show how good a team is so ESL don't care if you win one
2020-01-06 17:56
#110
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
im sorry u lost to FaZe in BO3 final doesnt mean u have to cry baby
2020-01-06 17:57
Nip won over faze in the global final lol finished last in a 4 team tournament
2020-01-06 18:00
#131
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
congrats on finishing 3rd
2020-01-06 18:02
Still lost 2-0 to NIP
2020-01-06 18:04
#140
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
like nip in finals of blast copenhagen
2020-01-06 18:06
I don't care about a Bo1 tournament lol
2020-01-06 18:08
#147
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
nip fan iq be like
2020-01-06 18:07
virtus.pro? for what
2020-01-06 17:54
Blast win, major finals? Also vp is huge org with a lot of fans in cis
2020-01-06 17:56
80% of virtus pro fans were Polish fans who kept their fingers crossed for Polish players
2020-01-06 18:35
Yeah while pasha was in the team there was like 50k+ viewers in the stream after kick 3-5k
2020-01-06 18:38
#96
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Argentina CePii 
Nice
2020-01-06 17:55
#98
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Brazil fuNNa 
NO MIBR = TIER 87 tournament
2020-01-06 17:55
Nope a tier 1 tournament when MIBR is in it it's tier 87 tournament
2020-01-06 18:05
Agree with all invites except VP seriously ? Like not FaZe #8 or forZe #13 or G2 #11 VP #17 and losing every single tournament in group stage haha what the fuck is this ESL
2020-01-06 17:56
ESL ranking?
2020-01-06 17:56
2020-01-06 17:57
Thy probably used a older ranking
2020-01-06 17:58
Faze, g2, forze OVERRATED they show nothing in major
2020-01-06 17:57
who cares about Major Vega, C9, Gambit shows up on Major and where they now?
2020-01-06 17:58
0/8 stew left c9 and they did not had good replacement, zeus in game leader left, and vp proved they are good unlike faze that did nothing also g2 they dreams about being top3 nexa is delusional lol
2020-01-06 18:00
Major flukes doesnt count, everyone wants srtong teams VP is dogshit team, its Kazakh VP and they dont have fans in Poland so what the point inviting this team to Katowice Obviously VP has some deals with ESL to invite their dogshit to event lol
2020-01-06 18:02
So basically they have to invite cause of fans? 0/8 faze, g2, m16r, forze are not good either and do not deserve it too, 16-0 with astralis lol
2020-01-06 18:04
I mean inviting Polish team to Katowice is makes sense But inviting Kazazh team to Katowice instead stronger teams its just J O K E from ESL
2020-01-06 18:06
Why they would invite them if any polish team isn't even in top 30 and did not win single important tournament? Lol i would say invite NIP is trash decision
2020-01-06 18:08
so why invite trash team? just cuz they major finalist and then got eliminated in group stage of every single tournament ? Starseries, ECS, Asia Championship, EPICENTER just lol. Lets invite Clown9 then, they won Major 2 years ago
2020-01-06 18:14
Same happened with old golden5 polish vp they could lose to everyone and win to everyone still got many invites who cars still major finals is more promising than 16-0
2020-01-06 18:18
#148
Maka | 
France Barburo 
Man, you're still answering the biggest troll/clown of HLTV. G2 and Faze didnt even have the same line up at the major.
2020-01-06 18:08
#100
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Germany grabke 
Astralis Fanatic and Mouz qualified through winning these events is pretty pointless. Would have been invited anyway.
2020-01-06 17:55
True
2020-01-06 18:27
#259
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Spain Chonita 
true, but if there was any other team outside top 10 that won then another top 10 team would go through close qualifier.
2020-01-06 19:44
What is this VP invite, lol? Meanwhile missing Faze and G2... And finally no more invites for Mr. Two Faced Toledo.
2020-01-06 17:56
#108
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Denmark Mikfel 
What a day to purchase tickets! So excited!
2020-01-06 17:56
#113
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Finland joelz) 
vp and nip invited but faze not :DDDD
2020-01-06 17:57
Faze is 17 in ESL rankings
2020-01-06 17:59
they are #13
2020-01-06 17:59
Shit wrote the wrong number
2020-01-06 18:01
#260
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Spain Chonita 
still outside top 10
2020-01-06 19:45
Hope either MIBR or FURIA apply to qualifiers and take the slot...
2020-01-06 17:58
#120
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Finland Homeless775 
We need OG
2020-01-06 17:59
Thy are playing the open qualifyer
2020-01-06 18:02
#232
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Russia angry_david1 
Don't think about this. They no need this invite. I think they'll easily pass qualifications
2020-01-06 19:09
#126
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Poland Julka 
VP wasted spot
2020-01-06 18:01
#127
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United Kingdom epholliday 
I'm sorry, no faze clan
2020-01-06 18:02
Need to qualify
2020-01-06 18:02
#235
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United Kingdom epholliday 
That's my problem
2020-01-06 19:18
Faze xD
2020-01-06 18:05
#144
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Hungary Mityu 
invite dignitas plz
2020-01-06 18:06
No roster
2020-01-06 18:39
OG COMPLEXITY INCOMING
2020-01-06 18:07
Pls big clan
2020-01-06 18:11
INV dignitas
2020-01-06 18:12
No roster
2020-01-06 18:39
#261
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Spain Chonita 
no more invites left
2020-01-06 19:46
so stupid system wtf
2020-01-06 18:15
#160
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Brazil hugoooo 
Wow, no BR... what a sad era to be a BR fan
2020-01-06 18:15
#161
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Poland Moderee 
They shouldnt invite vp
2020-01-06 18:16
#164
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Poland J__ac_pis 
Yeah VP is back in Spodek Lets go
2020-01-06 18:17
yaay oh wait a second
2020-01-06 18:27
>The open qualifiers for the four regions have already been played out, with the closed qualifiers set to start between January 7th and 14th, depending on the region. EU Open quali #2 still to come, HLTV pls fix
2020-01-06 18:20
#170
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Denmark minosss 
ahhahahha vp nice ieam -.- invite kazahs dogs not polish team
2020-01-06 18:20
#172
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Poland PanArek 
+1
2020-01-06 18:21
#173
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Poland PanArek 
XDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-01-06 18:21
VP over FaZe? What a joke.
2020-01-06 18:24
#181
mhL | 
Poland Trausky 
VP is shit wtf?
2020-01-06 18:26
Na'Vi and Vp Waste spot
2020-01-06 18:26
#219
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2020-01-06 18:55
The Opinion of s0mple fans do not care
2020-01-06 19:05
#189
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France DesmondHume 
WTF INVITING THIS SHITTY VP AND NOT G2 OR FAZE? ESL 🤡🤡🤡🤡
2020-01-06 18:34
#218
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
name and flag checks out
2020-01-06 18:55
#292
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France DesmondHume 
Navi gonna finish last 🤡🤕🤡
2020-01-06 21:32
#309
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2020-01-07 11:23
INVITING VP 🤡
2020-01-06 18:35
#194
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Finland no_man 
what the fuck
2020-01-06 18:38
big clan
2020-01-06 18:38
#199
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Turkey Thunderball 
NIP OMEGALUL
2020-01-06 18:40
#201
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Brazil Triarii 
no MiBR RIP brazil scene CSGO is dying. Fortnite time mens))
2020-01-06 18:42
And this is why we love the S tier events.
2020-01-06 18:41
#204
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
No Faze, retarded iem hahha
2020-01-06 18:42
Faze is at place 13 in ESL ranking (VP is 12)
2020-01-06 18:43
#208
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Brazil NahT_ 
Vp instead of FaZe or G2 wtf
2020-01-06 18:44
#213
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Spain 19yo_doomer 
And the funny fact its that vp its no longer polish roster.... C'mon thats stupid
2020-01-06 18:51
#216
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Brazil NahT_ 
+1 no polish vp no vp
2020-01-06 18:54
No FaZe? They were 2nd at IEM Katowice 2018 and 5-8th at IEM Katowice 2019
2020-01-06 18:47
#217
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
2nd at IEM Katowice 2017 also.
2020-01-06 18:54
Yup i forgot
2020-01-06 19:59
#214
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Spain 19yo_doomer 
NiP and VP before FaZe???
2020-01-06 18:52
#262
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Spain Chonita 
all day long
2020-01-06 19:48
#263
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Spain 19yo_doomer 
cold niko...
2020-01-06 19:48
#264
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Spain Chonita 
Nip...
2020-01-06 19:58
#273
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Spain 19yo_doomer 
no forest no gtr...
2020-01-06 20:01
#280
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Spain Chonita 
so now they will be even better and start to win tournaments ;)
2020-01-06 20:04
#281
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Spain 19yo_doomer 
forest :,(
2020-01-06 20:04
#282
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Spain Chonita 
yes is a shame...but his choice and i think it will be for the better for nip. New hungry guy comes in
2020-01-06 20:05
#283
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Spain 19yo_doomer 
lets see. anyway i think faze is better than nip. we will see when they play each toher on katowice ;)
2020-01-06 20:06
#284
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Spain Chonita 
they arent and they wont. Faze will not qualify
2020-01-06 20:07
#285
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Spain 19yo_doomer 
wait 3 days
2020-01-06 20:08
#286
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Spain Chonita 
yes
2020-01-06 20:10
So useless cry by people, obviously they just used ESL rankings at the time to make invites fair or not... Lucky for VP they must have just barely been top 10 in ESL rank still back then, while G2, faze etc. wasn't xd. BTW had they decided invites today it would have been G2 instead of VP getting invite but naturally that wasn't the case.
2020-01-06 18:55
#224
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France Uexo 
Let's go Vitality 2020 ! #VforVictory
2020-01-06 18:59
bad tournement
2020-01-06 19:14
#236
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ok
2020-01-06 19:20
#237
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Nepal sasukeee 
No faze lul
2020-01-06 19:22
"The open qualifiers for the four regions have already been played out, with the closed qualifiers set to start between January 7th and 14th, depending on the region." BTW this is false info, 2nd open qualifiers for EU are still to be played, they start tomorrow :). play.esea.net/index.php?s=events&d=detai..
2020-01-06 19:24
#244
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Canada wUnderm 
Ence?
2020-01-06 19:25
Nice invites. A list of teams who are doing decently lately. Finally a TO stands up against the usual "big names get direct invites" by not inviting FaZe and MIBR. Make them go through qualifications. I love it. Good job IEM.
2020-01-06 19:32
No MIBR no audience
2020-01-06 19:34
FaZe > VP G2 > NiP
2020-01-06 19:39
#267
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United States Bochanka 
Agree 1000000000%
2020-01-06 19:59
#258
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Estonia Sn4pzhat 
OG
2020-01-06 19:42
#265
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United States Bochanka 
Why tf does NIP get a free invite when Faze and G2 have to go through the qualifier? That’s such bull shit. Stop sucking on those tiny Swedish Dicks
2020-01-06 19:59
Not really surprising tbh, can't even count the amount of time NiP got undeserved invite to big events in the past years just ro get absolutely shit on as expected
2020-01-06 20:03
LETS GO THIEVESSS
2020-01-06 20:00
#279
mimi | 
Estonia Georgiii 
ez4mouz
2020-01-06 20:04
NIP and VP wasted spots, the rest are fine
2020-01-06 20:19
#295
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Romania silksz12 
fucking agree
2020-01-06 22:43
So many good teams so far, looks like its gonna be a banger!
2020-01-06 22:52
#29. It is only unfair for G2. Unfortunately FaZe didnt make it based on ESL World Rankings.
2020-01-07 01:46
#303
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Australia Dadecum 
oceanic qualifier, renegades inc
2020-01-07 03:46
Virtus.Pro LUL
2020-01-07 11:06
WHY DO THEY INVITE THE FAKE WORSE VP
2020-01-07 12:23
Yes, invite for VP, ez tournament for Pasza.
2020-01-07 13:33
Of all this only NIP is questionable tbh...
2020-01-09 20:15
#326
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Germany Schobschi 
How will they qualifier when 16 teams are found?
2020-01-12 03:27
Only ten actual qualified teams are shown though?
2020-01-12 11:24
Imagine inviting VP
2020-01-13 14:51
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