IEM Katowice first match-ups revealed

ESL have revealed the first match-ups that will be played at this year's IEM Katowice.

IEM Katowice is slated to get underway in two weeks, running from February 24 to March 1, when 16 teams will descend upon the eponymous Polish city to fight for the lion's share of a $500,000 prize pool and to earn the title of first-ever ESL Pro Tour Masters Championship winners.

Astralis will play one of the first two opening matches

The 16 teams have been divided into two eight-team groups that will play a best-of-three double-elimination bracket that will see the winners go to the semi-finals and the second and third-placed teams from each group go to the quarter-finals as the high and low seeds, respectively.

Group A will be headlined by the best team in the world, Astralis, who will want to bounce back after back-to-back best-of-three losses to Complexity and Natus Vincere during group play at BLAST Premier Spring Series. The group will feature the aforementioned CIS team as well as a FaZe, who kicked off 2020 with three clean 2-0 victories over NiP and Liquid, the later losing twice, in their group stage at the RFRSH event in London.

Group B, on the other hand, will have three top 5 teams in Liquid, mousesports and Evil Geniuses, backed by a strong pack comprised of 100 Thieves, G2, MAD Lions and a struggling Virtus.pro that will be trying to sneak their way into the playoffs.

The first set of matches will be:

Monday, February 24th

12:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. United States Cloud9 | BO3
12:00 - Sweden NiP vs. France Vitality | BO3
15:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe FaZe | BO3
15:30 - Australia Renegades vs. Sweden fnatic | BO3
19:00 - Europe mousesports vs. China ViCi | BO3
19:00 - Australia 100 Thieves vs. France G2 | BO3

Tuesday, February 25th

12:00 - United States Liquid vs. Kazakhstan Virtus.pro
12:00 - Denmark MAD Lions vs. United States Evil Geniuses

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#1
rain | 
United Kingdom hughie2K 
ez4mouz
2020-02-10 15:46
no north no party
2020-02-10 15:47
#32
TACO | 
Brazil kotopro2 
Lmao faze Will destroy any team Coldzera top1 2020
2020-02-10 15:52
#50
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Who and who?
2020-02-10 15:56
#89
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Finland trashsports 
FaZe and GODzera
2020-02-10 16:10
Group B is trash as fuck!
2020-02-10 16:33
True actually
2020-02-10 16:40
#175
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Lithuania arres 
U are trash
2020-02-10 16:45
Said the guy from Lithuania hahahahahahahahaa
2020-02-11 20:44
#258
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Nepal sasukeee 
compared to group A, group B is trash only Liquid mousesports Evil Geniuses 100 Thieves are good other all are trash.
2020-02-10 20:04
Who?
2020-02-10 15:56
#91
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Finland trashsports 
FaZe and godzera
2020-02-10 16:10
Coldzera and Niko are too much for NAVI
2020-02-10 16:33
You are very wrong
2020-02-10 18:02
#239
rain | 
Croatia prinzeo 
Faze will throw ez
2020-02-10 19:14
navi got s!mple and electronic
2020-02-11 02:48
s1mple and electronic. that is all.
2020-02-11 07:54
Flag checks out
2020-02-10 16:06
#94
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Finland trashsports 
Fan of NiP and s1mple AHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAAH go away pathetic
2020-02-10 16:11
Ahahahahahha dumb kiddo is here. Continue cry bot allu im happy about being fan of them İf you miss your mother then call me. I can, arrange meeting for you
2020-02-10 17:32
No
2020-02-10 16:09
#96
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Finland trashsports 
nt fan of overrated s1mple
2020-02-10 16:11
Any problem being a fan?
2020-02-10 20:42
#276
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Finland trashsports 
It is shame to be fan of fucking toxic scammer
2020-02-10 22:03
Yeah we love him for that no. 1 is just joke right?
2020-02-11 07:31
#321
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Finland trashsports 
He isn’t no. 1 anymore
2020-02-11 08:40
He is no. 2 and that's for a reason cause he started playing as more of team role he gave up awp for guardian just to make everyone comfortable yet he retained that 2nd rank.
2020-02-12 11:17
#340
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Finland trashsports 
No, he is just #2 not #1
2020-02-12 11:42
Haha good joke dumbo.
2020-02-12 16:32
#345
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Finland trashsports 
Look at fucking rankings stupid piece of shit
2020-02-12 16:34
Lulstralis1:2GodsNa’Vi
2020-02-12 12:00
#342
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Finland trashsports 
Astralis 4 major. Suck dick and die.
2020-02-12 12:26
#343
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Russia QuickFalling 
Navi have 1 best player > Astralis have not.
2020-02-12 14:02
#315
vilga | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
faze lmao barely in the top 10
2020-02-11 07:37
#324
JW | 
Sweden Meatball 
Um, they went undefeated at blast and beat liquid twice?
2020-02-11 10:37
#346
vilga | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
and they got last place at blast final a month before that
2020-02-12 20:02
#349
JW | 
Sweden Meatball 
bruh that doesnt affect the CURRENT top 30 standings
2020-02-15 17:07
#350
vilga | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
In the CURRENT standings they are barely inside the top 10
2020-02-15 18:38
#328
TACO | 
Brazil kotopro2 
I know It Will be hard to see xyp9x getting ass fucked hardcore by faze all over this year, but prepare yourself
2020-02-11 12:56
i think if North get a spot they will be take last place IMHO
2020-02-10 16:13
#335
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North America FNG_2K 
nt aizyesque
2020-02-11 20:45
Agreed
2020-02-10 16:41
Gon be ez
2020-02-10 16:48
+1
2020-02-10 19:29
#2
ropz | 
Germany nAix200 
MULM
2020-02-10 15:45
#3
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Poland Bonifacjusz 
Virtus pro HAHAHAHAHA
2020-02-10 15:45
flair checks out
2020-02-10 15:47
axaxaxaxaxa free win for Liquid
2020-02-10 16:05
Name and flair checks out but nice name btw
2020-02-10 16:06
Ty ur flair and name are really good too
2020-02-10 20:04
Thanks man
2020-02-10 21:27
HAHAHHAHA
2020-02-10 16:10
#4
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Russia Praeter 
great
2020-02-10 15:45
EzVG
2020-02-10 15:45
#6
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Brazil hehexd12988 
EZ4CLOUD9
2020-02-10 15:45
mouz top1
2020-02-10 15:45
I agree
2020-02-10 19:30
#8
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
GROU B SO EZ 4 MOUZ
2020-02-10 15:46
Hope this one ages really well
2020-02-10 22:06
Group A POG lul
2020-02-10 15:46
im gay sexual
2020-02-10 15:46
+1
2020-02-10 15:55
#125
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France LeDiplomate 
Everything checks out.
2020-02-10 16:24
+1
2020-02-11 00:34
#323
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France LeDiplomate 
U2
2020-02-11 10:28
Yes
2020-02-10 15:46
#12
huNter- | 
Poland Szcz 
So sad
2020-02-10 15:46
ez cloud9
2020-02-10 15:46
#14
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United States tenki_cs 
ez4vici
2020-02-10 15:46
#16
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
NaVi vs Faze pog
2020-02-10 15:47
OMG I'm WAITING FOR THIS MANNN
2020-02-10 16:17
#17
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United States D0xx 
FNC wins 2nd Kato in 3 years
2020-02-10 15:47
#62
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
4th kato in 6 years
2020-02-10 15:58
#101
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United States D0xx 
hell yeah
2020-02-10 16:13
faze vs navi... oof
2020-02-10 15:47
EZ4G2
2020-02-10 15:48
#21
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Sweden Fizze 
EZ4ENCE oh, wait...
2020-02-10 15:48
IEM Katowice is slated to get underway in two weeks, running from February 24 to April 1.Its correct?
2020-02-10 15:49
#23
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Armenia NarArmGamer 
ooooooooofffff waiting FaZe vs NaVi .... My favorite 2 teams, but this time hope FaZe will win!! #FaZeUP
2020-02-10 15:49
#124
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Sweden deadvein 
plastic fan spotted
2020-02-10 16:23
+1
2020-02-10 17:10
#24
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Brazil LuanLCgCabral 
EZ FOR COLDZERA
2020-02-10 15:49
This event will be the highlight of this year. Hope it will be as good as Cologne.
2020-02-10 15:49
navi faze mad lions eg 100T G2 Only interesting matches
2020-02-10 15:50
#121
ropz | 
Spain JLenny47 
ViCi vs mousesports is gonna be close tho
2020-02-10 16:21
vp?! hahahaha
2020-02-10 15:50
#152
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp 
+1 vp is trash tier4 team
2020-02-10 16:33
#28
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Sweden Trkmag 
FaZe vs NaVi while we have 100T - G2, nice job ESL
2020-02-10 15:50
#149
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United States AproximateCS 
Their ranking is really bad lmao. pro.eslgaming.com/worldranking/csgo/rank..
2020-02-10 16:33
i think this ranking is better than HLTV because includes "no participation" and has a clear algorithm to everyone cheks. all tournaments receive their real value
2020-02-10 16:57
It’s still fucked up how imbalanced these groups are.
2020-02-10 18:04
#306
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United Kingdom sashat77 
That ranking is awful, furia?? #10?? They only count ESL events as important and discredit the rest it's shameful.
2020-02-11 01:32
it`s wrong.. ESL counts all tournaments minimal expressive in their criteria
2020-02-11 23:01
#295
jks | 
Australia gEFFx 
I wouldn't wanna see 100T vs FaZe again, 100T would win again and it would be boring
2020-02-11 00:23
#29
s0m | 
United States joke_cs 
Group A gonna have some really good teams not make it unfortunately. Wish it was 8 team playoffs. If group B isn’t Liquid, EG, Mouz going through the world is ending
2020-02-10 15:50
#127
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France LeDiplomate 
Wdym it wouldn't be a surprise if one of the three teams you mentioned in group B doesn't go to the playoffs for the winner of 100T/G2.
2020-02-10 16:26
> running from February 24 to April 1 Surely it's Feb 24 - March 1. It doesn't last longer than a major.
2020-02-10 15:51
#33
fer | 
Brazil xxAxx 
Mibr =(
2020-02-10 15:53
NaVi vs FaZe, you wanna Electronic + s1mple vs Cold + NiKo you got it boys Imo 60/40 for NaVi
2020-02-10 15:53
60 40 Navi ? are you crazy ma men Navi still has 3 bots, Faze almost 0 bots ( olofmeister could be better, but still better than anyone of the 3 navi players)
2020-02-10 15:57
If electronic and s1mple goes wild they can beat FaZe alone also NaVi proved to have deeper map pool than FaZe currently (let's be honest which team from top10 can't beat NiP with new player 2-0?) P.S Second match against Liquid was also nowhere to be included while Liquid just trolling af
2020-02-10 16:02
#140
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United States kami917 
Does NaVi have a deeper map pool than faze? Both will play D2, Nuke, Inferno, Mirage, Overpass, Train, And perma vertigo Huh kinda looks like they have the same map pool.
2020-02-10 16:31
But NaVi with one week preparation already beat better teams and played more maps overall
2020-02-10 16:32
#165
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United States kami917 
I’d say you’d be hard pressed to call vitality, OG, complexity, and godsent better than liquid. The only better team they beat was Astralis, which got rekt by Complexity. And when you have two top 5 players, having little prep doesn’t matter as much, plus it’s not like they changed three players.
2020-02-10 16:39
They need to restructure entire team while s1mple back to awp and perfecto joins the team Faze just beat Liquid while second game was just clownfiesta and trolling from Liquid
2020-02-10 16:45
#192
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United States kami917 
Liquid def wasn’t trolling that second match but you can say what you want. Faze was obviously much better structured and studied. Just wait in two weeks we will see who is the better team.
2020-02-10 16:53
Yeah, you are in denial.
2020-02-10 18:05
#279
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United States kami917 
Or you are just full of shit, but like I said b4 we will see in a couple weeks.
2020-02-10 22:17
Idgaf about this. But what sometime2 wrote is true. NaVi faced tougher teams so far than Faze and they had one week to prepare.
2020-02-10 22:42
If both teams play like they did in the groups, it will be a clean 2-0 for faze. Navi's firepower will not work against this faze and tactically faze will have the upper hand
2020-02-10 23:24
#308
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United States kami917 
+1 this should be obvious.
2020-02-11 02:16
#332
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Italy Gio_bose 
The players obviously weren't playing at their best in the second game cuz it was a pointless game there was not real reward for winning.(btw the players don't care about the extra money reward)
2020-02-11 18:01
olof and rain are bots broky 50%
2020-02-10 16:13
all faze members are much better individually than anyone on navi except elec and s1mple
2020-02-10 16:27
no lol
2020-02-10 16:29
yes lol
2020-02-10 16:30
Olofmeister is bot and broky and rain always had one good event and becoming big trash on next one
2020-02-10 16:47
+1
2020-02-10 17:06
#145
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Europe twitchy_ 
I think that the change they did with awp is gonna work. Olof is great lurking or giving an extra for the team while broky is amazing with the awp, specially on ct side with a device playstyle. Faze and navi are looking great this year, so let'see if they can be a real contender for astralis.
2020-02-10 16:32
#150
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United States kami917 
That’s why Broky and Rain are rated higher than S1mple and electronic at blast premier right? Olof better than flamie and perfecto.
2020-02-10 16:33
Yeah keep judging them after few maps Where was rain or broky in 2019 while electronic and s1mple make top10 with ease?
2020-02-10 16:43
#181
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United States kami917 
Broky didn’t join faze until the end of the year with coldzera, they swapped niko back to igl and moved Olof to awp with rain taking a more supportive role. Everything about faze changed and is continuing to change. 2019 was basically a bust for faze, never had a solid roster or motivated players. No one is taking away from S1mple or electronic, but for this guy to call rain and Broky bots is ignorant.
2020-02-10 16:47
Rain is bot at least in terms of consistency, Broky is perspective but i don't think he is threat for s1mple as AWPer And yes olofmeister is bot
2020-02-10 16:51
#193
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United States kami917 
We will see.
2020-02-10 16:53
check 2019 stats lol, not few maps
2020-02-10 17:07
broky > perfecto olof = flamie rain > boombl4 (at entrying) s1mple > coldzera NiKo = electronic 60/40 for faze honestly cus they look much more organized and broky has been beastly
2020-02-10 16:39
#188
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United States kami917 
S1mple slightly better than niko Electronic > cold But honestly if rain keeps up his form then he would be better than electronic, and broky could be a better awper than S1mple.
2020-02-10 16:51
Rain is a hit or miss. If he hits, he is the nuttiest in faze roster
2020-02-10 19:31
Tier 2 event
2020-02-10 15:53
yeah where is ence KEKW
2020-02-10 16:13
Last year finalist but not invited, typical ESL just invite fan favoyrite teams and give a shit about competitive integrity. F for CSGO 2013-2020
2020-02-10 16:22
ahah ence is shit now
2020-02-10 16:29
#136
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Russia Mike_Shinoda 
More like f for ence
2020-02-10 16:30
ENCE didn't pass in the Qualifiers... and the invites was based in rankings.
2020-02-10 17:04
oh man u rekt me, and so late i cant edit oh my goodness 😫
2020-02-10 17:15
Haha nc burn😂
2020-02-10 16:44
#36
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Ukraine BaP4uK 
ez4navi
2020-02-10 15:53
nice, guardian vs FaZe...... wait a second.....
2020-02-10 15:53
#38
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Sweden godname 
why isnt dignitas invited
2020-02-10 15:53
#137
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Russia Mike_Shinoda 
Didn't deserve yet
2020-02-10 16:30
First time is Mouz in easier group :D
2020-02-10 15:54
#40
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Brazil vitoBR 
No Brazilians, no relevance.
2020-02-10 15:54
#138
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Russia Mike_Shinoda 
Who cars
2020-02-10 16:31
#41
mimi | 
Estonia Georgiii 
ez4mouz
2020-02-10 15:54
#42
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World WestSideDude 
virtus.who?????
2020-02-10 15:54
Ez trophy for boombl4
2020-02-10 15:54
xqz me plz, but what Vp doing here?
2020-02-10 15:55
#155
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Europe twitchy_ 
They are avangar lineup men.
2020-02-10 16:34
Astralis 16-0 Clown9
2020-02-10 15:55
Faze up lets go !!!!!
2020-02-10 15:55
#48
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp 
Shitus.low ?!
2020-02-10 15:55
virgin.pro
2020-02-10 16:15
#141
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp 
ahahah
2020-02-10 16:31
#49
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
>> vp << OMEGALUL
2020-02-10 15:55
axaxaxaxa Virtus.throw wasted spot
2020-02-10 15:56
#52
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Lithuania Aerkun 
FaZe vs. Natus Vincere was my dream final. So excited for this matchup. Some reasons why you should be excited as much as I am: -Looking purely at current form they are the 2 best teams in the world (Astralis and Liquid shit the bed, Fnatic haven't played in a while and a question mark, same goes for EG, Mousesports only true contender) -Both teams have elite squads, insanely skilled players and most importantly rely both on firepower, which always makes for great cs.
2020-02-10 15:56
mouz > Faze+NaVi
2020-02-10 15:57
#59
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
0/8
2020-02-10 15:57
#68
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Lithuania Aerkun 
Don't think so, Natus Vincere was in bad form in the BO5 against Mouz. If Perfecto get's the kill with the MP9 on B Site Dust 2 NaVi would have won the map, so it goes to Mirage and at that point everything is possible. If it was that close last time I don't think mouz have good chances to beat NaVi in current form.
2020-02-10 16:00
So much excuses in a comment
2020-02-10 16:11
#148
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Russia Mike_Shinoda 
<1 reason <much excuses
2020-02-10 16:32
#185
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Lithuania Aerkun 
You are smart bratan ))
2020-02-10 16:49
#183
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Lithuania Aerkun 
Stating a fact is not an excuse
2020-02-10 16:49
bro if u start saying, "if he didnt killed him they should have won the map" and if navi played better too ?
2020-02-10 17:37
#241
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Lithuania Aerkun 
Did you watch the game? If yes you know that if Perfecto get's that kill Natus Vincere had like a 90% to win the map. If one kill can make the difference between a loss and a win that is CLOSE. That was my entire point, it was a very close series.
2020-02-10 19:18
+1 makes sense
2020-02-10 19:33
current form best 2 teams omegalol, after 1 groupstage? Navi is not even top5 rn
2020-02-10 15:58
#66
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Latvia Phenomennn 
Have you seen Na`Vi on BLAST? Na`Vi >>>> Astralis Na`Vi >>>> Vitality Na`Vi >>>>>>>> coL
2020-02-10 15:59
#73
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Lithuania Aerkun 
Exactly men ))
2020-02-10 16:01
Na`Vi >>>> Astralis haha believe that navi cant even get a convincing win vs a weak astralis.
2020-02-10 16:38
Navi wasnt strong either. It was weak astralis vs weak navi with a new inconsistent bot perfecto.
2020-02-10 19:34
#71
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Lithuania Aerkun 
Beating Astralis, Vitality and Complexity isn't enough to be top 5 currently? Tell me five teams that have better FORM than Natus Vincere.
2020-02-10 16:01
even with astralis failure they are still no1. mouse 100% 2nd, almsot 1st fnatic at 3 EG at 4 Liquid/Vitality/Faze at 5 it was only 1 tournemant groupstage, look at past events where navi cant win vs EG, fnatic, Vitality 1 bo3 against a weak Astralis doesnt make them the best form team. Otherwise Complexety would also be top5? yeah nice fucking logic Edit: and dont @ me with "Different rosters" Perfecto is as much a bot like Guardian, flamie and Boombl4
2020-02-10 16:37
#187
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Lithuania Aerkun 
You don't understand what current form means. Your entire post doesn't make any sense. How can Fnatic be 3 if they haven't even played a match this year? We don't know what their form is. Also Perfecto is as much a bot like Guardian, flamie and Boombl4
2020-02-10 16:51
Boombl4>>>flamie>>perfecto
2020-02-10 19:35
#254
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Lithuania Aerkun 
Boomich on insane form right now. I think s1mple said at some point that Boomich will improve with time just like Electronic did back in the day. And now how we can see he was right, so obviously the same could be true for Perfecto. In 6 to 9 months Perfecto could be on a whole new level, if that happens I don't think anyone can stop Natus Vincere at that point.
2020-02-10 19:42
Agreed
2020-02-11 08:23
+1 BANGER matchup.
2020-02-10 16:03
My predictions b4 either played in 2020 was that both of them become top3 in 2020
2020-02-10 16:20
#189
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Lithuania Aerkun 
Smart predictions men )) I only thought Natus Vincere could be top 3, before the year started. FaZe was a big surprise for me.
2020-02-10 16:51
Please invite coL instead of trashy Virtus.slow
2020-02-10 15:57
#56
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United States SeirezZ 
ez4clout9
2020-02-10 15:57
u kidding right? Group A with best teams in the world and group B with trash teams lol
2020-02-10 15:57
the #2, #3, #5 and #7 in a group is trash?
2020-02-10 16:16
Groups seem a bit unbalanced wow
2020-02-10 15:57
#135
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France LeDiplomate 
Not really imo it's just that the tournament is stacked af.
2020-02-10 16:30
That for sure...i think winner comes out of A Feel like A is a bit stronger but if Astralis and Vitality play like at blast its not at all
2020-02-10 19:26
#61
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Brazil arunino 
kick f*cking VP they are noobs
2020-02-10 15:58
#64
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Latvia Phenomennn 
vp OMEGALUL
2020-02-10 15:58
Easiest group ever for mouz
2020-02-10 15:59
group B = garbage
2020-02-10 16:00
#70
Sunde | 
Denmark Houlden 
Vp invited? LMAO
2020-02-10 16:00
#72
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
> VP < ^^^^^ O M E G A L U L
2020-02-10 16:02
Group A is stacked AF
2020-02-10 16:02
#75
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
guys fnatic will win to continue the streak
2020-02-10 16:02
wich streak?
2020-02-10 16:16
#214
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
2016 fnatic 2017 astralis 2018 fnatic 2019 astralis 2020 fnatic(?)
2020-02-10 17:22
2015 also fnatic haha insane that only these 2 teams won last 5 editions of that tournament
2020-02-10 22:40
#314
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
yea
2020-02-11 07:34
Virtus.throw axaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-02-10 16:04
Not often i get annoyd whit The groups but this, hey comeon wtf is this...
2020-02-10 16:05
#80
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Poland morosek 
Polish losers still mad about vp not being polish yikes
2020-02-10 16:06
#82
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
even Polish Vp was better than this shit Btw
2020-02-10 16:06
#164
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Latvia 4wheeldrive 
stop being nostalgic, they crowd was nothing amazing at all
2020-02-10 16:38
Group A has 4 of the actual best teams(astralis, navi, faze, fnatic), while group B only has mouz
2020-02-10 16:07
#85
flusha | 
Japan DvKDvK 
Another final for Mouz! Very curious how good Faze and Fnatic are going to be.
2020-02-10 16:07
#86
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Russia Slava_slava 
wtf is this shitty Group B?????????????????? Vp invited for what?
2020-02-10 16:09
Ugh rng vs fnatic, 2 of my fav teams
2020-02-10 16:09
#92
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow 
stop inviting trash VP thx
2020-02-10 16:10
EZ4MOUZ BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD
2020-02-10 16:10
#95
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Poland FREDDY_KRUGER 
Group A = GODS Group B = shitters
2020-02-10 16:11
#98
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg 
ez farm for Mr.S1mple and Na`Vi
2020-02-10 16:12
#99
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United Kingdom dcrawford101 
LETS GOO FNATIC
2020-02-10 16:13
#100
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
Squirtus.vrot invited ?? rly? xD
2020-02-10 16:13
no polish team so crowd wont be as good as it would be with old vp
2020-02-10 16:13
#106
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North America Molnar42069 
Astralis/Faze/Navi Mouz/G2/VP
2020-02-10 16:14
#107
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Germany Schwarzz 
Vp is absolute garbage. Wasted spot.
2020-02-10 16:14
NaVi vs. FaZe HYPE
2020-02-10 16:15
GROUP A >>> group B
2020-02-10 16:15
OMG GROUP A
2020-02-10 16:15
Group A is Godlike while Group B is trashcan.
2020-02-10 16:17
#116
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Germany grimmtz 
This VP team is just disgusting, prolly the worst team on this event.
2020-02-10 16:18
#118
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp 
+1 kick BotdreN and BOTji at least or just disband these noobs and sign some good players
2020-02-10 16:19
NAVI VS FAZE HOLY FK
2020-02-10 16:19
Wtf stop crying about groups Both groups have 5 teams from top10. Group A: #1, #4, #6, #8, #9 Group B: #2, #3, #5, #7, #10 In average, group B's ranking is higher
2020-02-10 16:22
OMEGALUL group b has just 3 good team. eg, liquid and mouz. the rest is irrelevant
2020-02-10 16:27
#139
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France LeDiplomate 
Everything checks out.
2020-02-10 16:31
im on your side baguette wtf?
2020-02-10 16:32
#154
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France LeDiplomate 
"The rest is irrelevant" 100T and G2 could beat anyone in this group.
2020-02-10 16:33
OMEGALULLLLLLLLLLLLLL 100t didnt even reach playoff in epl. and g2 are even worse than zywootality. imagine losing against a coach and a stand-in. axaxaxaxaxaxax
2020-02-10 16:35
>Creating groups based on a random HLTV user called im_not_retard's rankings >Creating groups based on HLTV's official rankings Pick one. Hmm 🤔, this must be a very hard choice, isn't it retard?
2020-02-10 16:35
name doesnt check out
2020-02-10 16:36
the groups used the ESL Ranking
2020-02-10 17:13
thank you for correction but still both groups are very much similar B: #1, #4, #5, #8, #9, #14 A: #2, #3, #6, #7, #11, #12
2020-02-10 18:53
#122
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Guatemala Nicaraqua 
Lmao Group A: Astralis,Fnatic,Faze,Na'Vi, Vitality Group B: Mousesports
2020-02-10 16:22
Ez 4 goatstralis
2020-02-10 16:26
lol no
2020-02-10 16:32
Lol yes Blast was a fluke
2020-02-10 17:07
Group-B seems so weak compared to Group-A...
2020-02-10 16:26
+1
2020-02-10 16:36
Liquid got it already Back to back IGS champions
2020-02-10 16:27
#143
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France LeDiplomate 
All of those who say group A is way more stacked than group B don't know shit about cs lmao.
2020-02-10 16:32
ez 4 FaZe this tournament will dethrone astralis for a while
2020-02-10 16:32
Navi vs faze, banger match
2020-02-10 16:34
astralis will come back from their shit showing at blast and cruise to a flawless victory at katowice and the astralis era will restart, in 2019 they stumbled at ibp masters before making katowice their bitch
2020-02-10 16:38
+1 so ez for goat team
2020-02-10 16:39
only faze will stand a chance, navi and coL was a fluke because of poor preparation
2020-02-10 16:42
Na`Vi was a fluke? just STFU burger a fluke against 3 teams in Bo3...OK!
2020-02-10 16:48
“losing to navi and col” can you read context? expected from polak
2020-02-10 16:55
#166
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France DesmondHume 
G2 can do this But rip Vitality
2020-02-10 16:39
#172
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Germany zwet 
Navi - Faze very hot. Renegades unlucky vs fnatic((
2020-02-10 16:42
Wheres mibr?
2020-02-10 16:45
#178
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United States EmperorTrump 
looking forward to NaVi vs FaZe should be sick game
2020-02-10 16:46
Bo3 it's very cool
2020-02-10 16:46
#186
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Poland gerald500 
Monday, February 24th 12:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. United States Cloud9 | BO3 astralis 12:00 - Sweden NiP vs. France Vitality | BO3 vitality 15:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe FaZe | BO3 navi or faze :D idk 15:30 - Australia Renegades vs. Sweden fnatic | BO3 fnatic 19:00 - Europe mousesports vs. China ViCi | BO3 mouse ofc ez 19:00 - Australia 100 Thieves vs. France G2 | BO3 100 and
2020-02-10 16:49
This is actually a good team list
2020-02-10 16:52
BOT AdreN and BOT SANJi OMEGALUL Invite BiG instead of these bots pls!
2020-02-10 16:58
BIG didnt win against nemiga in katowice open qua.
2020-02-12 08:32
#197
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Portugal Drago845 
navi vs faze is the best game lets see who is better let the better win :)
2020-02-10 17:00
#198
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World Beard43 
The entire current top 10 teams, huge! Carn the boys!
2020-02-10 17:00
#201
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United States F1exible 
Cloud9>Australis
2020-02-10 17:05
#203
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Ukraine z3m4 
NaVi vs FaZe YEEEEAAH WE HAWWTTT that’s will be very intense game If duo s1mpletronic will turn on, ez NaVi 2:0
2020-02-10 17:06
lmao duo s1mpletronic can't hold niko, rain, cold and broky on fire
2020-02-10 23:26
why only tier 2 teams are here
2020-02-10 17:07
#206
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Albania _FLORENZ_ 
FaZe>DNAVI FAZEUP!
2020-02-10 17:07
#232
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
nice fake flag dolboeb ebuchiy
2020-02-10 18:26
Why are all the good ones in group A?
2020-02-10 17:10
no COL no PARTY. greatest team to touch csgo
2020-02-10 17:11
they could add coL instead of shitty VP
2020-02-10 18:25
Agreed. Even ViCi worth more than VP
2020-02-10 19:23
I predict Astralis lose to Navi and Vitality :P
2020-02-10 17:11
bps: g2 vs 100t katowice: g2 vs 100t
2020-02-10 17:40
#219
NAF | 
India FosFate 
ViCi Wasted spot
2020-02-10 17:53
#220
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Netherlands melajr112 
lmao look at group b
2020-02-10 17:54
WTF group A is stacked good job on shuffling the groups.
2020-02-10 18:00
#234
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Germany Shackrag 
yeah really good job. i like it
2020-02-10 18:33
#222
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Brazil mth^ 
Group A is fucked
2020-02-10 18:01
#226
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Brazil Fauchard 
where is mibr ?
2020-02-10 18:05
#227
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North America 007DBR9 
Horribly unbalanced groups again
2020-02-10 18:06
ViCi gonna infect everyone with Coronavirus and win the tournament lmaoooo
2020-02-10 18:11
bro you joke but I'd actually be concerned if I was the TO or one of the teams
2020-02-10 20:56
Group A: Group of death.
2020-02-10 18:13
#230
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France NMLVirush 
+1000
2020-02-10 18:19
all na teams at 6am nice scheduling idiot...
2020-02-10 18:28
#235
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
ez for NaVi
2020-02-10 18:51
But where is ence? At home having fun :(
2020-02-10 19:12
#240
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Portugal fatheroffive 
Wtf this group A 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
2020-02-10 19:16
where are polish teams ETU KEKW
2020-02-10 19:19
#244
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Estonia encer 
How is mouz going to play a Chinese team?
2020-02-10 19:24
Ez group b 4 mouz
2020-02-10 19:32
#253
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World breezy0 
who da fuck made these groups?!
2020-02-10 19:35
mibr? kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-02-10 19:48
#262
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Nepal sasukeee 
They didnt got invite lul
2020-02-10 20:05
#257
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India Noobdian 
The later losing twice Ok
2020-02-10 19:56
#260
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
EZ4ASTRALIS
2020-02-10 20:05
#261
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Nepal sasukeee 
GRP B is trash
2020-02-10 20:05
#265
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
+1
2020-02-10 20:16
#263
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Nepal sasukeee 
Astralis, FaZe, Natus Vincere, fnatic, Vitality, Nip in the same group. Who the fuck made this group should be fired, motherfuker asshole
2020-02-10 20:09
#264
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
+1 very stupid
2020-02-10 20:16
#289
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Sweden Rezeter 
+1 retarded shits. hire smarter ppl
2020-02-10 23:35
+1 very unbalanced group
2020-02-10 23:59
#351
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Vietnam XanhLongHack 
It’s used as ESL Ranking for correction : A : #1 | B : #2 B : #3 | A : #4 A : #5 | B : #6.....etc. Just a minor swap
2020-02-18 19:40
Stupid ass group as usual in important big events, the scene has been a joke for a while now, only blast and random tier2/3 tournaments and when we finally have a good tournament this shit happens Everytime
2020-02-10 20:33
u just scared that Vitality not going to make it as usual xD
2020-02-11 08:24
I hate VIT but ok
2020-02-11 12:02
#270
shox | 
India iejesus 
Group a HAHAHA
2020-02-10 20:45
Na'Vi vs. FaZe monkaS
2020-02-10 20:54
vici is such a waste of a spot
2020-02-10 20:55
#303
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
Still better than clown9 LUL
2020-02-11 01:08
no polish players in Katowice xD.. cry is free poland
2020-02-10 21:20
#288
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Sweden Rezeter 
Does Poland have any pros in any sport?
2020-02-10 23:34
#294
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Sweden Rezeter 
Wow you found one...
2020-02-11 00:20
#277
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Ukraine McSwell 
Group B is a joke compared to group A
2020-02-10 22:04
#298
jks | 
Australia gEFFx 
Ur a joke 😎
2020-02-11 00:32
nice line up
2020-02-10 23:06
#285
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
Group A Sick
2020-02-10 23:26
#286
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Canada m1keyJ 
ez for liquid and NA
2020-02-10 23:28
#287
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Sweden Rezeter 
wtf group A so much harder than group B. Nice balance IEM katowice. group A Proteams like Astralis, Faze, Fnatic, Vitality and only 4 bad teams - cloud9, Renegades, Nip and navi. Group B Only got 2 good teams - Mousesports and liquid. while having 6 bad teams. not very well balanced.
2020-02-10 23:33
#292
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North America Kropsinz 
Each group has 5 of the top 10, and group B also has 3 of the top 5. These groups are pretty close, except C9 & Renegades are much better than VP & Vici.
2020-02-11 00:09
#293
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Sweden Rezeter 
According to hltv yes, but that list is not accurate rn
2020-02-11 00:18
#296
jks | 
Australia gEFFx 
EG, G2 and 100T aren't even considered as good? Whack
2020-02-11 00:28
#304
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Sweden Rezeter 
Not compared to the top teams. They don’t win tournaments
2020-02-11 01:16
#305
jks | 
Australia gEFFx 
fnatic won 1 tourny in the last 2 years
2020-02-11 01:32
#307
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Sweden Rezeter 
That was recently, they are a good team rn
2020-02-11 01:50
#312
jks | 
Australia gEFFx 
Mhm
2020-02-11 05:58
#297
jks | 
Australia gEFFx 
100T vs Renegades final ofc
2020-02-11 00:29
I thought there's no major until may what happened
2020-02-11 00:34
#301
jks | 
Australia gEFFx 
This isn't a major, but it has the same name, kinda confusing
2020-02-11 00:36
Ok makes sense
2020-02-11 01:06
vici in katowice again
2020-02-11 04:38
#311
Europe Dov 
Group À looks hot
2020-02-11 05:09
1 good Team in Group b lmao
2020-02-11 08:02
#320
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Finland Maestroff 
Let's get it Na'Vi! #navination
2020-02-11 08:27
#322
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Slovakia x1fy 
#vamouz
2020-02-11 09:46
#325
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
Who will win event?
2020-02-11 11:16
Fnatic vs FaZe grand final. Will be a 5 map series with train as a decider. Train will go to OT after a flusha double ace and Fnatic will win.
2020-02-11 12:08
#329
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Brazil xDc1337 
Easy for Faze clan bitches ;p
2020-02-11 14:37
Once again first match vs G2 lol
2020-02-11 15:25
This event is gonna be insane. Literally all the top 12 teams are in attendance, plus the most recent major's runner-ups. Doesn't get much spicier than this
2020-02-11 16:02
#333
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United States Fr4nki3B 
EZ4 Mouz and NAVI!
2020-02-11 19:01
Astralis 2:0 Cloud9 NIP 1:2 Vitality Natus Vincere 0:2 FaZe Renegades 2:1 fnatic mousesports 2:0 ViCi 100 Thieves 2:0 G2 Liquid 2:0 Virus.pro Mad Lions 0:2 Evil Geniuses
2020-02-12 11:21
ez 4 aleksib
2020-02-13 02:06
EZ4FAZERA
2020-02-13 02:08
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