North American teams in talks over European trip for end-of-season tournaments

A plan is in motion to have teams from the two regions face off in the final stretch of this turbulent year.

A group of North America-based teams could soon move to Europe to finish out the 2020 season in the Old Continent, HLTV.org has learned. This would allow all the best teams in the two regions to compete against each other for the first time since IEM Katowice after the coronavirus pandemic upended the esports calendar and forced almost every major competition to be split into regional divisions.

Discussions are still ongoing between the multiple parties involved, but the plan is for the teams to travel to Europe after IEM New York, which will be held between October 6 and 18 in North America. This would make the BLAST Premier Fall Series the first of a number of tournaments to feature clashes between teams from the two regions. Most of the tournaments in which these North America-based teams will compete will still be held online, but the European sojourn will also facilitate a potential end-of-the-year trip to Cologne for the IEM Global Challenge, the $500,000 LAN tournament that ESL plans to host in December in the German city.

World No.1 EG are one of the teams that could soon travel to Europe

According to sources, BLAST has been one of the driving forces behind these discussions as it hopes to bring its four North America-based teams — Liquid, Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves and MIBR — over to Europe for the entire Fall season and combine the two BLAST Premier regions into one.

Other tournament organisers are still working out details about what will happen with their regionalised competitions in light of this development. After IEM New York — which is a Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in North America and in the CIS —, and BLAST Premier Fall, IEM Beijing-Haidan and DreamHack Masters Winter are the next events in the calendar that are supposed to feature regional divisions, a solution that was devised during the pandemic to help players avoid travel and to reduce latency issues.

In the next few weeks, more details will come out about which teams will be travelling to Europe and how the tournament landscape will be reshaped, but Counter-Strike fans all over the world will certainly start giggling with delight at the prospect of seeing North American and European teams cross paths once more.

#1
JaCkz | 
United Kingdom DeKo^
wowzers
2020-10-03 19:02
dont go there or u will end up like mibr and col 😭
2020-10-03 19:06
#38
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Germany NotJuan
MIBR will come back stronger dont worry
2020-10-03 19:07
#42
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Canada robinsonz
yeah, no.
2020-10-03 19:07
#147
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African Union IcanSEEit
muricans pls stay where you are. we dont need your corona here. and you are too l2p for eu anyway. tänks
2020-10-03 23:13
+1
2020-10-03 23:58
No furia lmao, what a shitshow
2020-10-04 00:50
+1 why the fuck would TO’s not want the most entertaining team and one of the biggest fan bases watching cs to be there
2020-10-04 03:48
because they are scared of furia getting HLTV #1
2020-10-05 06:40
I can literally name 5 or more EU teams that will trash furia if they face each other...EU>NA as it always has been
2020-10-05 08:06
I can say that the fury did not play half as much as they can. don't underestimate them
2020-10-05 18:51
He's not American. lol
2020-10-04 00:54
He is. North American in fact.
2020-10-04 00:55
Name checks out. He never said that. "muricans" are not Canadians.
2020-10-04 00:57
#67
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
MIBR won't come back
2020-10-03 19:23
#80
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Brazil Pandapool
its a meme. they used to say that after every defeat.
2020-10-03 19:31
But so does every team
2020-10-03 19:42
#144
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Brazil Pandapool
I have never seen faze, eg, liquid, g2, astralis or any other team saying that after being eliminated from a tournament.
2020-10-03 22:37
I have
2020-10-04 02:21
#164
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Brazil Pandapool
ok
2020-10-04 02:52
-1 HAHAHAHAHA
2020-10-03 19:46
HAHHAHAHA You are delusional mate...
2020-10-03 20:17
#109
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Costa Rica Gomezio
They certainly can't come back any weaker
2020-10-03 20:34
Pepega
2020-10-03 20:58
Pepeca
2020-10-04 14:56
who? never knew there was an mibr. do they have a team? that sucks
2020-10-03 20:50
From all things which will never happen, this won’t happen the most
2020-10-04 20:19
#43
JaCkz | 
United Kingdom DeKo^
second mibr to disband. the others will just retire and go to that overwatch game.
2020-10-03 19:07
MiBR would've gotten there without Europe. Unlike coL the rest of the NA teams have adults as players, they should be fine.
2020-10-03 20:46
#2
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Romania Swyzer
noice
2020-10-03 19:03
#3
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ
Noiice
2020-10-03 19:03
Mama we made it
2020-10-03 19:03
#6
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Netherlands Sem0733
That be wild.
2020-10-03 19:03
MIBR ??? WHAT, HOW, WHY ?
2020-10-03 19:03
lmao
2020-10-03 19:04
#39
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Brazil YUB8
They're going to announce new players soon
2020-10-03 19:07
#66
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Biguzera, FNX and Peacemaker?
2020-10-03 19:22
#83
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Brazil YUB8
Rumours are saying they're going to sign Dumau from Yeah Gaming and they're going for an international coach. Fallen may come back as well.
2020-10-03 19:35
#119
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well I hardly believe Fallen comes back but, that still leaves one slot to be filled. Any rumors regarding that?
2020-10-03 20:49
#132
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Brazil YUB8
Not yet, but if this is true they're probably gonna sign another Brazilian player to avoid communication issues.
2020-10-03 21:47
#143
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Hmm, makes sense.
2020-10-03 22:24
so faze can win a game
2020-10-03 19:14
They just play with 2 players so faze has a chance;D
2020-10-03 19:26
Some chance.
2020-10-03 23:25
#100
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United States NA1L_
Because the org has a deal with BLAST and probably has to go. They will have some players by then though. If not they can just send their YeaH roster.
2020-10-03 20:14
IM LAUGHING SO HARD AT THIS COMMENT LMAO
2020-10-05 04:56
#8
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New Zealand FeralCS
>MiBR same shit different day
2020-10-03 19:03
nice
2020-10-03 19:03
Good
2020-10-03 19:03
Hell yeah
2020-10-03 19:03
#13
sobo | 
Canada eef!
mibr
2020-10-03 19:04
They are going to be humiliated better stay in America
2020-10-03 19:04
i feel like liquid might get wafflestomped, but I'd genuinely love to see what EG could do. they could definitely shit on a couple of the big EU teams
2020-10-03 21:59
*could probably shit on big
2020-10-03 22:05
would love to see liquid taking on current faze, their last matchup was with the somewhat rejuvenated faze in blast premiere london
2020-10-05 03:29
EG is good but I don't know what can they do against EU teams like Astralis, NaVi, Heroic, Big, mousesports, etc. I'd love to see a match up
2020-10-05 08:09
you guys overestimate eu teams way too much
2020-10-08 23:12
Lmao, I atleast said that i would love to see a match up between EG and the EU teams...most of the european cs fans would say things like "NA cs omegalul" or some shit
2020-10-09 02:50
arT will clap s1mple with a P90 mens)))
2020-10-03 22:02
good
2020-10-03 19:04
mibr KEKW
2020-10-03 19:04
Good plan
2020-10-03 19:04
MIBR? LMAO TAKE FURIA
2020-10-03 19:04
MIBR got a contract with Blast dude.
2020-10-03 19:05
furia arent blast member
2020-10-03 19:05
oh RIP then
2020-10-03 19:24
#86
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China HEIDASHUAi
Rip
2020-10-03 19:39
Dont bring mibr
2020-10-03 19:04
2020-10-03 19:06
fuck
2020-10-03 19:08
xD But, i mean, they only have 2 players at the moment, so...idk. I think they might sign Boltz, Felps + 1 more and Nak soon. Nak as coach obviously. I saw some weird tweets on Twitter, so my guess is that MIBR will look like this: Boltz Felps kNgV TRK +1 - Maybe dumau? Coach: Nak But not sure.
2020-10-03 19:13
Bolts and Felps won't leave Boom. They have the major spot pratically guaranteed
2020-10-03 19:50
Well. Boltz, Felps and Nak tweeted some weird shit, so idk.
2020-10-03 20:12
2v5 EZ Clap
2020-10-05 03:29
Well yeah, i did not say that this team was good xD But i think this could happen though.
2020-10-05 03:39
nice
2020-10-03 19:04
Nice NA cs is dying so better do this
2020-10-03 19:05
#24
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Europe SteffeMvrs
WE'RE READY TO FIGHT YOU PUSSIES LET'S GO
2020-10-03 19:05
MiBR 2v5 KEKW
2020-10-03 19:05
#44
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Croatia lucubista
fallen kng trk dumau ?
2020-10-03 19:08
#62
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Brazil Dyones100
and RCF
2020-10-03 19:21
#91
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Croatia lucubista
3 awpers? lul
2020-10-03 19:55
#110
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Brazil Dyones100
he played rifle very well at the time he was with Sharks Esports
2020-10-03 20:34
#112
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Croatia lucubista
but he didn't play so well
2020-10-03 20:38
#72
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Sweden Lingon
Fallen isn't playing for MIBR
2020-10-03 19:25
They are convincing him to play for mibr.
2020-10-03 19:34
they should convince other players to play with fallen
2020-10-03 20:32
#89
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United States dusq
they were basically doing that before anyways
2020-10-03 19:49
#94
acoR | 
North America z1ppem
I mean they have to give faze a chance somehow
2020-10-03 19:58
NORTH AMERIKA OMEGALUL
2020-10-03 19:05
mibr wasted spot
2020-10-03 19:06
mibr PepeLaugh
2020-10-03 19:06
#40
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Europe legal2333
nice name men)))
2020-10-03 19:07
oh no no no no PepeLaugh
2020-10-03 19:27
#32
perk  | 
Finland eIe
MIBR KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-10-03 19:06
MIBR gonna 2vs5 everyone 😂😂😂😂
2020-10-03 19:06
#34
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Germany I_car
Furia too please
2020-10-03 19:06
#35
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Europe legal2333
MIBR_TOP_1
2020-10-03 19:06
#36
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Brazil PaPum
-mibr +furia
2020-10-03 19:06
+1
2020-10-03 20:01
+1
2020-10-03 21:48
#156
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Brazil lortBR
+1
2020-10-04 00:50
+1
2020-10-05 08:12
#37
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Portugal dracø
and MIBR and MIBR and MIBR and MIBR But no furia??????????? xdddd pointless
2020-10-03 19:07
MIBR is a BLAST partner, FURIA isn't
2020-10-03 19:07
#52
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Portugal dracø
Didn't even think about that. Still sucks, I just want to see Furia play in EU
2020-10-03 19:13
#57
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Finland Khroni
if IEM/ESL do the same as blast then they will probably play in EU they are 1/2 best in NA right now and Brazilian viewers are big for to's so they will try to include them
2020-10-03 19:17
#46
s0m | 
United States joke_cs
No chaos no party
2020-10-03 19:09
Make sense. Take furia chaos gen g ans maybe triumph. Thx
2020-10-03 19:10
Poggies chat
2020-10-03 19:10
#49
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Brunei cyLoL
MiBR lmao what team is that
2020-10-03 19:12
Oh nice
2020-10-03 19:12
MIBR STILL ALIVE
2020-10-03 19:16
Mibr? How is that possible??? have they risen from the dead?
2020-10-03 19:16
EG in europe not even top10
2020-10-03 19:16
Literally a top 1 lan team about a year ago exactly. This dude thinks BiG is better. I can't even
2020-10-03 21:42
MIBR KEKW
2020-10-03 19:18
ok
2020-10-03 19:19
#60
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Finland jUPPE!
MIBR going to come with 2 players. LUL You can't even give any kind of estimation of their level/ranking before they sign full team.
2020-10-03 19:20
WE FINNA SEE THE REAL EG AND TL. WE FINNA SEE FURIA SPAM KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK IN CHAT IN EU. CANT WAIT.
2020-10-03 19:21
#63
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Serbia LtN))
World no.1 OMEGALUL
2020-10-03 19:21
They could make closed tournaments without fans like NBA bubble.
2020-10-03 19:22
Nope they can't. And it was explained many times why.
2020-10-03 19:25
YESSS PLSSSS<3
2020-10-03 19:22
Good IDEEA
2020-10-03 19:24
Tier 2 teams wow.
2020-10-03 19:24
cool!! mibr LMAOOOO
2020-10-03 19:26
more oBo's inc
2020-10-03 19:27
The only team id be really excited for is furia, id love to see their style vs top EU teams
2020-10-03 19:27
Mass suicide lmao
2020-10-03 19:29
LMAO MIBR KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK get furia over instead please, mibr is already dead
2020-10-03 19:29
Nah. Stay were you are.
2020-10-03 19:33
#84
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Poland Astoner55
Would be really cool. Finally we would see how the regions evolved over these 7 months!
2020-10-03 19:37
This could actually kinda relieve this clusterfuck of a year. If the two regions face off at the end of the year, and it's competitive..... damn that would be nice. Imagine a navi vs furia final.
2020-10-03 19:39
mibr doesn't have a team, how do they go
2020-10-03 19:57
#168
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Canada dT1346
They are going to make cs 1.6 lineup leave retirement and go to europe to compete to see if they can successfully recycle them for their new lineup 😂
2020-10-04 04:54
NA scene lol
2020-10-03 19:58
#95
DD | 
United States breasts
rip obo
2020-10-03 20:00
Can't wait for the rest of NA orgs to disband their teams and move to a better game.
2020-10-03 20:05
#98
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
Everybody knows they're all running away from FURIA
2020-10-03 20:05
Hahahaha it's too anoying to play against arT
2020-10-03 22:00
+100000
2020-10-04 17:35
trip to EU = instadisband, havent u learned from MIBR?
2020-10-03 20:16
Eg num one thats interesting gg
2020-10-03 20:19
#104
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Brazil drydden
So they can lose to Galaxy Racers, pog
2020-10-03 20:21
MIBR
2020-10-03 20:25
#106
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Denmark twinseN
Wont happen
2020-10-03 20:28
#107
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Brazil hugoooo
NO FURIA????????? They are realistically the only team European people want to see playing in their continent
2020-10-03 20:29
+1111111111
2020-10-03 20:41
Delusional we also want to see EG
2020-10-03 20:44
#111
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Germany _PH1L
is needed to save na scene
2020-10-03 20:35
Just take furia for fucks sake, mibr is dead
2020-10-03 20:40
This. 100% this. They deserve to play against good teams.
2020-10-03 20:46
It's unbelievably unfair to them to leave them with the other teams left in na. It'd be so hype to see their aggressive style against navi or astralis. I'd literally shit my pants
2020-10-03 20:50
(This would allow all the best teams in the two regions to compete against each other) and Mibr among them?ahahahha they couldnt win tier 999 russian and eu teams,pleace no
2020-10-03 20:43
#122
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Denmark Menterx
Nice!
2020-10-03 20:53
MIBR lmao, can they just invite furia instead?
2020-10-03 21:03
#153
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Brazil KSC_TOP1
FURIA doesn't have a contract with Blast, but as we probably won't be seeing the mibr anytime soon, it's likely to be called furia
2020-10-04 00:08
#153
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Brazil KSC_TOP1
FURIA doesn't have a contract with Blast, but as we probably won't be seeing the mibr anytime soon, it's likely to be called furia
2020-10-04 00:08
Wont be really hype if the best NA team wont go
2020-10-03 21:16
MIBR.... are TRK and KNG 2v5 all the eu teams when they couldnt even keep up with 5v5 tier 2/3 teams. there must be some spelling mistake here where they ment furia right
2020-10-03 21:18
Would be great, because rn. you see teams like EG getting hurt because they are shutting everyone down in NA but it's hard to keep no.1 spot in the ranking not playing against EU teams, would be great to see such a tournament.
2020-10-03 21:22
#128
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Brazil Catatauu
Everyone talk about mibr even when they have no team.
2020-10-03 21:38
This is great but I would fucking love to see a LAN tournament with all the big orgs back in Cologne in December. Even if they are playing from boxes. Teams with firepower won't be hamstrung by the online enviroment anymore and shitter teams like BiG and Heroic can get group staged. God it's going to be so nice seeing Liquid, Na'vi, Fnatic and Astralis back in the conversation.
2020-10-03 21:44
#131
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Asia hi882362
HOW THE FUCK NO FURIA AND MIBR ON THE LIST
2020-10-03 21:47
liquid on LAN = OG
2020-10-03 21:48
can't wait HYPERS
2020-10-05 04:50
liquid on LAN = AGO there i fixed it
2020-10-05 05:15
so liquid can beat g2 now? sounds good to me 😎
2020-10-05 05:18
yeah im sure they could tbh
2020-10-05 06:16
#139
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Brazil MrLucas
why the fuck wouldnt they invite Furia?
2020-10-03 22:05
it would be a boring final 16-6 16-10 16-2
2020-10-05 06:17
What's the point of doing this without Furia? And what the fuck is MIBR going to do, play 2v5?
2020-10-03 22:13
mibr :D
2020-10-03 22:17
If its only these four teams literally every NA competition is going to be Furia vs Chaos with no deviation
2020-10-03 22:23
BLAST honestly shouldn't bother with bringing MiBR, they're a wasted spot anyway. 0-3 fodder for teams that actually know how to play the game. Hell can they even field a roster now that those 3 old bots left?
2020-10-03 22:46
why aint they bringing in furia?
2020-10-03 22:56
This is cool!
2020-10-03 23:19
-mibr +furia good matches
2020-10-03 23:56
#152
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Brazil Joaopgo2
Mibr?
2020-10-04 00:03
Hope Furia will join. Dont think EU teams would have a change atm. Liquid and EG could beat teams like mouz, Face, G2 on a normal day. But have to have a very good day to beat navi, astralis, heroic, vitality atm
2020-10-04 00:34
i'm a liquid fan but this new mouz has alot of potential, just look at their games vs astralis and navi, mouz could've beaten both of them if they have a bit of luck with the timing or just came more prepared, either way they're going to be a real contender again just like epl 10 mouz
2020-10-05 04:53
Or at least , what's left in NA that didn't switch to Valorant xD
2020-10-04 03:09
isn't mibr in europe rn anyway?
2020-10-04 05:29
why mibr
2020-10-04 10:24
WE SMART WE LOYAL WE FRIENDLY WE FROM BRAZIL! GO MIBR GO
2020-10-04 10:59
#174
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Australia Cheesle2
You got one of those right
2020-10-04 13:38
omg finally
2020-10-04 20:20
EG would roll any European team right now. Glad furia isn't invited. Cheating coach and overrated fluke online wins. They aren't in the top 5 NA
2020-10-04 22:00
EZ4MIBR kng and trk x everyone
2020-10-05 04:56
OBO MALDING
2020-10-06 03:31
xd
2020-10-08 23:07
NA teams ? they don't exist anymore. Change major ranking sports urgently. SA has better competition level than NA, much more teams to improve there.
2020-10-07 16:03
chaos > any BR team
2020-10-08 23:13
MIBR is way too good so they will play 2v5 to give a chance to the other teams
2020-10-08 23:16
NOW THAT 100 THIEVES exit csgo , they can +FURIA!!
2020-10-13 13:25
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