mousesports, EG, fnatic & HAVU invited to Snow Sweet Snow 3 playoffs

The top-20 quartet has been invited to play in the $68,000 event's quarter-finals.

The organizers of Snow Sweet Snow 3 have invited MOUZ, Evil Geniuses, fnatic, and HAVU to participate in the tournament's playoffs bracket, which they will begin a round ahead of the eight teams coming from the Swiss group stage, in the quarter-finals.

The tournament will offer the three big names a chance for redemption. MOUZ will be hoping to gain some much-needed confidence after a month full of disappointing results with their new in-game leader, Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong, and the same goes for fnatic and Evil Geniuses, who have just been eliminated from ESL Pro League after placing fifth and sixth in Group D.

fnatic enter Snow Sweet Snow with hopes of bouncing back

Meanwhile, HAVU will look to build on an impressive start to 2021, which has so far seen the Finnish side win 17 in 21 matches (53 in 67 maps) in HLTV.org's records as they won two local tournaments as well as Snow Sweet Snow 2 and reached the semi-finals of the ongoing Pinnacle Cup 2021 after beating NIP on Saturday.

Snow Sweet Snow 3's group stage is currently underway. The first two playoffs teams will be determined in Wednesday's matches between Dignitas and Nordavind as well as Tricked and SKADE, with the last two rounds set to be played on Thursday and Friday.

The top-eight teams from the Swiss format will advance to the first round of playoffs, before its winners take on the four directly invited teams in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
786
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
Vamos!
2021-03-31 17:20
5 replies
#13
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Kazakhstan Tikolelele
shithole where they belongs
2021-03-31 17:22
4 replies
Flag checks out
2021-03-31 17:34
3 replies
#27
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Kazakhstan Tikolelele
accurate
2021-03-31 17:35
2 replies
flair checks out
2021-03-31 18:27
1 reply
post number checks out
2021-03-31 18:51
#2
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North America drac0z
i miss spirit :(
2021-03-31 17:20
3 replies
Spirit on bootcamp now and training for Blast
2021-03-31 17:35
2 replies
#32
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North America drac0z
ik but sucks that they weren't invited for pro league gonna have to wait a couple days now for some action
2021-03-31 17:38
1 reply
Wouldn't have made to the playoffs anyways
2021-03-31 18:48
#3
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Serbia XD___
new low for fnatic
2021-03-31 17:21
2 replies
I would disagree. It is not a low to try to get the team's mojo/level back by playing lower stakes/easier tournaments (but still officials). On the other hand it is indeed a low to not make a Big Tournament playoffs for 5 months straight, and fail to even win maps against the top 5ish teams in your EPL group (0-2 TL, 0-2 VP, 0-2 Astralis).
2021-03-31 18:32
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#61
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North America 007DBR9
be like col and grind out lower level events for xp
2021-04-01 04:33
#4
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Estonia hololive
VAMOUZ
2021-03-31 17:21
SSS major inc
2021-03-31 17:21
dig >fnatic currently
2021-03-31 17:21
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#62
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North America 007DBR9
I'm liking dig recently tbh
2021-04-01 04:33
#7
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Poland Banzanic
jd
2021-03-31 17:21
ez4havuja
2021-03-31 17:21
#9
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Finland ManLikeRopz
LETS GO HAVUHHHHHHH
2021-03-31 17:22
#10
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Sri Lanka arsigod
It’s ok. Their level 100%
2021-03-31 17:22
slowly transitioning into t2/t3, nice
2021-03-31 17:22
#12
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United States 3manu3l
why do they keep inviting big teams to smurf on smaller tournaments?
2021-03-31 17:22
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#15
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United States hjhjghj23
otherwise the bigger teams wouldnt play in it
2021-03-31 17:23
#17
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Hungary Pitsa31
Easy viewers
2021-03-31 17:24
2 replies
#18
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United States 3manu3l
maybe
2021-03-31 17:25
#21
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Kazakhstan Tikolelele
it is same like in tennis where tournament organizers take all the costs for trip of the seeded players like hotels, flights etc they don't need to spend anything and just play to attract attention for tourney these teams might don't care bout the games so they play how they want and it is simple when you got nothing to lose
2021-03-31 17:30
#23
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United States Aggie142
Last snow sweet snow all the invited teams were upset, including gambit fresh off of Katowice
2021-03-31 17:41
EG, MOUZ, Fnatic all T1 potential but their play is on the line of tier 1/2
2021-03-31 18:01
More viewers, storylines, competition > more exciting to watch, compete in, more acknowledgement etc. Also these teams jave to be careful to get deleted, the teams who are grinding these cups are sometimes just on the jump to the tier 1/2 scene. Take endpoint as an example, pretty sure they are in that cup, few days ago they smashed fnatic and EG who are in the cup now as well
2021-03-31 18:11
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#66
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United States 3manu3l
Nice ok thank for explain
2021-04-01 05:40
HAVUJA
2021-03-31 17:22
#16
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Lithuania Falafelis
good tournament for mouz to win and get confidence back!
2021-03-31 17:24
3 replies
Lmao They will lose first game 0-2 to any team from SSS
2021-03-31 18:55
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#48
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Lithuania Falafelis
I doubt it.
2021-03-31 18:58
#71
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Oceania Syncheon
hope its not gonna be a waste of slot for them, they need to bounce back
2021-04-02 17:23
Imagine that none of these teams will win this event.
2021-03-31 17:26
Sad that none of these teams will actually win the event
2021-03-31 17:27
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#50
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Philippines J4DEM
If they don't do well on this event, they need to disband or I'll just think they are not motivated enough to play CS.
2021-03-31 19:13
#22
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Finland Jambi_
#HAVUJA
2021-03-31 17:30
???????? literally undeserved invites except for HAVU
2021-03-31 17:35
Wow Fnatic, EG, and Mouz finally playing their tier!
2021-03-31 17:35
EG mouse and fnatic are taking their official step to t2 LMAO
2021-03-31 17:35
2 replies
they've been t2 for a long time wtf
2021-03-31 17:43
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the line between t1 and t2 is a foggy line. Fnatic has won three majors, its kind of hard to say they are t2. but that was upwards of 5 years ago. Eg has won events recently but are now participating in a qualifier. mouse never really won anything and are now no longer even getting out of groups. I would say the orgs are t1 just based off history but now just based off the fact that they are participating in a t2 qualifier and still may not even win, breaks my heart.
2021-03-31 17:50
#30
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Ukraine futplxyer
Gambit declined axaxaxa, good that top 6 teams in aint invited now!
2021-03-31 17:36
#31
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Always interesting to see some new teams in these.
2021-03-31 17:37
fnatic and mouz from tier 1 tournaments to tier 10
2021-03-31 17:50
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#63
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North America 007DBR9
sad af
2021-04-01 04:35
#37
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Russia INNESOR
to snow sweet snow jezaz kraist
2021-03-31 18:02
#38
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Brazil Anarchybr
Let’s bounce back EG! Let’s go
2021-03-31 18:07
havu is the only one that makes sense to invite tbh but will be fun to watch
2021-03-31 18:13
Axaxax online cis make tier 1 team play tier 10 event ll. No surprise if these team cannot win this tour axax
2021-03-31 18:25
Fnatic EG and Mouz so bad they are being invited to Tier 4 events LOL
2021-03-31 18:58
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#54
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Finland draXzb
Tier 2*
2021-03-31 20:46
1 reply
Tier 4*
2021-04-01 01:48
#49
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Philippines J4DEM
Looks like they were thrown to NBA G league. lmao
2021-03-31 19:11
Hope this is the last chance for teams like Fnatic and EG before major changes happen. Mostly for Fnatic. EG could do with another change if they suck dick here tho.
2021-03-31 19:52
Washed up League 2021
2021-03-31 20:04
I believe in Mouz.
2021-03-31 20:41
Clownsports lmao ez endpoint
2021-03-31 20:59
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but Endpoint is playing in the European Development Championship too easy against Fnatic and EG xd
2021-03-31 21:21
HAVUJA
2021-04-01 00:25
Dexter vs EXTREMUM finals
2021-04-01 01:54
#60
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Finland AliSabid
EZ4HAVU
2021-04-01 01:55
xseven will rekt those overrated bots
2021-04-01 05:27
#67
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Malaysia Qyyy
LMAO WHAT A EASY GROUP FOR HAVU
2021-04-01 05:50
HAVUJA LETS GO
2021-04-01 06:37
#69
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Poland SebL
Another disaster will happen for mouz, they are a dead team. It's even worse for EG, they are going to get crushed here. Although I still think those teams are less dead than fnatic, I have never seen fnatic being so bad. Also I don't think HAVU is going to win Snow Sweet Snow 3, but they are the best team out of invites.
2021-04-01 11:31
And every single one of them will lose in the quaters...
2021-04-01 17:46
Lol
2021-04-07 09:51
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