Groups for IEM Dallas revealed

The group brackets, along with the opening matchups, have now been announced.

A grudge match pitting Astralis against Vitality and a Brazilian derby between Imperial and FURIA headline the opening matches of IEM Dallas, it was today announced via the IEM Twitter page.

The event, taking place in Dallas, Texas features 16 teams battling it out for the lion's share of a $250,000 prize pool, and will throw the teams into a double elimination group stage before a single elimination playoff bracket, all topped off with a best-of-five grand final.

FaZe will be heavy favourites to take the trophy in Dallas

Eight of the top ten teams will be in attendance, along with a range of fan-favourite names, with the action kicking off on Monday May 30.

FaZe will inevitably come into the event as heavy favourites, having won the three big LAN events so far this year, however the meteoric rise of ENCE will likely put them in the conversation, with teams like Cloud9, G2 and Heroic seeking to improve on recent middling form.

The opening matches are as follows:

Monday, May 30

Group A

18:00 Europe G2 vs Spain Movistar Riders
18:00 Europe MOUZ vs Europe ENCE

19:10 Europe FaZe vs Australia Looking For Org
19:10 Denmark Astralis vs France Vitality

Group B

20:20 Brazil FURIA vs Brazil Imperial
20:20 United States Liquid vs Russia Cloud9

21:30 Sweden NIP vs Germany BIG
21:30 Denmark Heroic vs United States Complexity

The full bracket can be found on the HLTV event page.

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#1
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Netherlands PawnyCS
G2 will definitely win this one!
2022-05-23 18:09
40 replies
+1
2022-05-23 18:11
20 replies
how did faze got the easyest match again? #rigged
2022-05-23 18:58
19 replies
#99
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Kosovo ededdnedyy
Yeah, even the final last night was kinda ez for faze 🤷‍♂️
2022-05-23 19:02
9 replies
#104
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Netherlands dabadpad
off size.. max..
2022-05-23 19:09
1 reply
Flair
2022-05-23 19:52
nice
2022-05-23 20:08
+1
2022-05-23 20:50
#183
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Netherlands Dvid
kek
2022-05-23 22:49
Well, hence the "again", I think
2022-05-23 23:15
kek
2022-05-24 02:01
+1
2022-05-24 10:43
#219
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Finland minthyz
OUUUUUCHHHHHHHH BROOOOO
2022-05-24 18:46
thats what u deserve when u are ranked top1 baby!
2022-05-23 19:51
Because #1 seed always gets the weakest? That is specifically how tournaments are set up. It is not an accident. It is very much on purpose and how all tournaments should work.
2022-05-23 20:06
3 replies
#165
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Cyprus shmoe
+1
2022-05-23 20:27
True you wouldn't want to see FaZe and G2 face off in the opening match up, that would be ridiculous. Most tournaments are set up specifically for the purpose of getting to see the two strongest teams play each other as late as possible
2022-05-23 22:31
It’s to reward the better teams
2022-05-24 02:54
cry more u bum major final was also easy for them lol
2022-05-23 20:11
Its all about ESL ranking thats why
2022-05-23 20:31
#168
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United States DarkFX
Who do you think they should play being ranked #1 in the world?
2022-05-23 20:35
Bruh can't accept navi lost kek. What's with u with all the bait threads. Kek
2022-05-24 01:50
Dont make me laugh
2022-05-23 18:12
wont even make playoffs
2022-05-23 18:12
#37
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Poland Hanse
xd
2022-05-23 18:19
HAHA G2 joke when you have 2 Kovacs. You need 5 good players.
2022-05-23 18:22
2 replies
#82
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Aruba defoliant
you mean 5 good players besides 2 Kovacs?
2022-05-23 18:44
1 reply
Borrow a kid from NaVi doesn’t mean you win
2022-05-23 19:00
Clueless
2022-05-23 18:35
1 reply
Clueless surely
2022-05-23 19:11
#78
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Aruba defoliant
definitely
2022-05-23 18:43
Hhahaahaha un your dreams
2022-05-23 19:16
#113
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Finland kappaboi
copium
2022-05-23 19:18
Probably faze
2022-05-23 19:56
#161
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United States Surviberg
X to doubt
2022-05-23 20:23
Niko no major, Niko no Dallas either
2022-05-23 20:23
In Serbia we say "kad na kurcu poraste nokat" which translates to "It'll happen when a fingernail grows out of a penis"
2022-05-23 22:19
1 reply
#186
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Netherlands PawnyCS
hey that happened to me once
2022-05-23 23:08
#198
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China jsackwj
don't get eliminated in the group stage
2022-05-24 03:43
#201
jabbi | 
Poland czan
bro i love aleksiB, m0nesy and JACKZ, but i think that we're in for another disappointment here :-|
2022-05-24 06:27
+1 but also copium
2022-05-24 15:02
POG
2022-05-23 18:09
#3
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Norway h0k0n0n
Nice
2022-05-23 18:09
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4ENCE
2022-05-23 18:09
20 replies
No spinx and snappi
2022-05-23 18:14
17 replies
#47
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Scotland GeT_LeFtS
who is subbing?
2022-05-23 18:24
wdym no snapi
2022-05-23 18:43
7 replies
snappi and spinx got no visa brother
2022-05-23 19:42
6 replies
snappi has, spinx doesnt
2022-05-23 19:44
5 replies
he got it ?
2022-05-23 19:52
4 replies
he never lost it? where have you read he dont have visa
2022-05-23 19:55
3 replies
holy shit now i see that snappi says that spinx doesnt have visa, xD Im dumb
2022-05-23 20:02
1 reply
Big brain moment :D
2022-05-24 10:51
#122
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United States DarkFX
Huh?
2022-05-23 19:39
7 replies
no visa for them
2022-05-23 19:41
6 replies
#130
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Poland bigmilk01
source? XD
2022-05-23 19:44
5 replies
hades even said when someone asked him does they have a sub he said yes but he wont tell
2022-05-23 19:45
4 replies
#134
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Poland bigmilk01
asked where?
2022-05-23 19:46
3 replies
discord brother gimme a second i will link you a screanshot
2022-05-23 19:47
1 reply
#141
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Poland bigmilk01
[*] then
2022-05-23 19:52
#184
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Netherlands Dvid
Sry bro, MOUZ will get the W ;)
2022-05-23 22:50
1 reply
#202
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Germany PheXepH
+ rep
2022-05-24 07:18
hi
2022-05-23 18:09
#6
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Norway CheNaLii
EZ group for G2
2022-05-23 18:09
2 replies
FaZe eats them
2022-05-23 18:11
1 reply
#27
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Norway CheNaLii
But since LFO will win against Faze, they will not get the chance to play against G2
2022-05-23 18:15
#7
NAF | 
United States Cesperus
RIP Liquid
2022-05-23 18:09
1 reply
I'm happy to see them not playing Faze first again. Will make the finals that much better
2022-05-23 18:33
LFO will own faze
2022-05-23 18:09
4 replies
Not a hot take
2022-05-23 18:17
So ez for them
2022-05-23 20:07
+1 no chance for the major champs vs the boys
2022-05-23 21:48
+1 choke clan only won major because god LFO wasn't there
2022-05-24 10:49
#9
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Latvia Licha_
Furia vs Imperial is sad :(
2022-05-23 18:10
3 replies
#33
puTa | 
South Sudan siphas
working hours mens 😔
2022-05-23 18:18
#174
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United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
sad? this is will be actually nice, furia stans will get rekt
2022-05-23 21:30
1 reply
#189
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Brazil Aquaarius
ok
2022-05-24 00:24
ok
2022-05-23 18:09
Faze vs LFO wtf????
2022-05-23 18:10
Group A looks banger but group B I'm not too sure
2022-05-23 18:10
2 replies
How B isn't banger? You prefer to watch LFO, Riders and MOUZ than Liquid, C9 and Imperial? I could even say that group B is better than A
2022-05-23 18:35
1 reply
C9 for sure but rather see FaZe, G2, Vitality, Astralis, and ENCE. Looking again they're pretty equal but I think just seeing FaZe got me hyped for A, and Complexity just lowers B for me, at least there's fun content with LFO
2022-05-23 20:13
Only 2 NA teams in US tournament omegalul
2022-05-23 18:11
7 replies
+1 and they wont make it to playoffs esl rigged the event to put all American teams in b group to have easier time
2022-05-23 18:11
6 replies
I would say otherwise: They have bigger chance of one make it out there than being split against the EU competition.
2022-05-23 18:20
based on esl rankings > "rigged"
2022-05-23 18:27
4 replies
that is the problem "esl rankings" who creates it? ESL
2022-05-23 18:27
3 replies
#123
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United States DarkFX
Cry cry
2022-05-23 19:40
2 replies
0 NA teams will be in playoffs
2022-05-23 19:46
1 reply
#148
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United States DarkFX
Hopefully Faze is in the playoffs
2022-05-23 20:02
Furia vs Imp finally!
2022-05-23 18:10
1 reply
#124
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United States DarkFX
Woohoooo!!!! Let’s go IMPERIAL!!!!!
2022-05-23 19:41
another brazilian derby in the first round, why does this always happen...
2022-05-23 18:10
2 replies
#117
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Portugal PokeG
And 4 American (north and south) teams in group B Please… fix this… show us how made it again And ofc faze again w/ the easiest matchup Rigged(???)
2022-05-23 19:24
rigged as flyin f*****
2022-05-24 00:15
#17
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Brazil bruno_
gaules 500k furia x imperial
2022-05-23 18:11
Poor LFO :(
2022-05-23 18:12
COL will win this event easy.
2022-05-23 18:13
#24
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Germany Gundobert
EZ for Big
2022-05-23 18:13
#26
puTa | 
South Sudan siphas
FURIA vs Imperial pog
2022-05-23 18:14
Lmao what is this line-up, might as well hand the trophy over to Faze and save the hassle
2022-05-23 18:16
4 replies
#147
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United States DarkFX
No way, these other teams need to step up and start putting in the work to beat Faze.
2022-05-23 20:00
3 replies
no navi spinx not in ence Ez win, unless g2 can stop choking
2022-05-24 02:48
2 replies
faze wont win this. they won three in a row include major but they are deffinetly beatable.
2022-05-24 15:36
1 reply
#220
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United States DarkFX
Absolutely, anyone can beat anyone on any given day. NIP took Faze to 3 maps in the major and Spirit almost beat them on D2. So there should be 0 excuses from these teams.
2022-05-24 20:34
rip lfo
2022-05-23 18:16
#30
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India NotSatan
gaules probably the happiest guy right now. Ez 300k+ views
2022-05-23 18:17
easy group for cloud9 again to be eliminated in quarters?
2022-05-23 18:17
Furia x Imperial, again brazillians x brazilians arghhhhhhh
2022-05-23 18:19
2 replies
To make sure at least one Brazilian team goes through
2022-05-23 18:30
#59
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
This combination does not match, I think if it were for the ESL Ranking and the importance of the regions would be IMP x ENCE and FUR x COL/BIG or RID
2022-05-23 18:30
go go Imperial 🌟
2022-05-23 18:19
Let's go group B ez for NA
2022-05-23 18:19
coL gonna get spanked
2022-05-23 18:20
#40
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Brazil largadooo
FURIA X IMPERIAL = GAULES 1KK VIEWS
2022-05-23 18:20
and again its Astralis vs Vitality, come on already
2022-05-23 18:21
#42
 | 
Finland AliSabid
less go!
2022-05-23 18:22
#44
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Russia illius12
VINI VS FURIA GOOOOO
2022-05-23 18:23
lfo boutta get raped
2022-05-23 18:24
Noice
2022-05-23 18:24
#48
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Estonia thisiseku
wtf are these groups, 3 top 5 teams in 1 group again
2022-05-23 18:26
4 replies
I mean Faze are 1st in esl rankings and LFO last so I guess its based on their rankings obviously
2022-05-23 18:27
#54
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
Calm, G2 will fall in the ranking
2022-05-23 18:28
#55
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Brazil Yung_Leann
Group 2 is strong too NiP, C9 and Heroic
2022-05-23 18:29
1 reply
#158
 | 
United States DarkFX
NIP should dominate this group
2022-05-23 20:16
EZ RIDERS
2022-05-23 18:27
#52
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
Once again an organization putting Brazilians to face each other at first... it seems that our teams are going to Europe to face the usual ones...
2022-05-23 18:27
1 reply
No BR on playoffs agenda, sweet
2022-05-23 19:18
ez4 LFO
2022-05-23 18:30
BO5 grand finalZZZZzzzzz. Time to skip the first two maps.
2022-05-23 18:30
1 reply
Yeah who wants CS matches. First 4 maps should be rock paper scissors between IGLs and then they play a map as the tie breaker if necessary.
2022-05-23 18:34
#60
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United States _salmoN
bro wtf are these groups
2022-05-23 18:31
WTf are these groups, all the good teams are in Group A
2022-05-23 18:31
7 replies
#66
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
Nip, Heroic, C9, Furia, Imperial...3 top8 PGL major teams in group B and 2 top8 teams in group A
2022-05-23 18:34
5 replies
Could make the same argument, 2 top4 major teams in group A, 0 in group B...
2022-05-23 18:44
4 replies
#86
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
The ranking should change today, but what about c9 #4??
2022-05-23 18:46
3 replies
#87
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
And I bet with FaZe in group A, NaVi would be in group B
2022-05-23 18:46
Are you changing your argument? We talking about major placements or HLTV ranking? Even still group A better HLTV ranked teams than group B
2022-05-23 18:56
#159
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United States DarkFX
Imperial should be ranked above C9
2022-05-23 20:19
It's litterally only faze and ence that are goood in group A the rest have shown weak performances.
2022-05-24 01:25
Make people travel there to get out because of unlucky bo1 and abo3 paired with a better team...gj
2022-05-23 18:31
why do groups always make the brazilians play each other it seems intentional lol
2022-05-23 18:33
1 reply
#70
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
:/ they always do that
2022-05-23 18:35
#65
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Canada _penguins
We finally get an event in the Americas and all the americas teams are in the same group. Nice job guys.
2022-05-23 18:34
2 replies
#71
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
:/ they always do that
2022-05-23 18:36
that means higher chance of one making it to playoffs ^^
2022-05-23 20:51
Group A way stronger than group B wtf
2022-05-23 18:36
#73
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Canada go1x1n00b
group b is amazing
2022-05-23 18:39
FURIA VS IMPERIAL AAAAAAAAAAA
2022-05-23 18:40
Always putting BR team to battle agaisnt each other. Are this guys scared of Brazillian Storm?
2022-05-23 18:40
7 replies
#79
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Brazil jaONzyS
C'MON MAN, WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
2022-05-23 18:43
3 replies
Yes and no At the first battle? The worst idea for shure
2022-05-23 18:49
2 replies
who can asegure they would face eachother in finals?
2022-05-24 03:23
1 reply
No one said that. But the truth is ESL always put BR teams to battle against each other in the opening matches.
2022-05-24 17:43
#88
 | 
Brazil ZeZeGusT
:/ they always do that
2022-05-23 18:47
#120
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Other _n1ght
you mean brazilian breeze LMAO
2022-05-23 19:30
1 reply
stopped reading at "fan of entropiq" KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-05-24 17:48
#76
 | 
Brazil smnMS
ESL JOKER
2022-05-23 18:42
1 reply
#89
 | 
Brazil ZeZeGusT
:/ they always do that
2022-05-23 18:48
#77
 | 
Brazil jaONzyS
ITS HAPPENM FURIAXIMPERIAL, IT WILL BE AMAZING
2022-05-23 18:42
lets go c9
2022-05-23 18:43
#84
boltz | 
Brazil xxAxx
FAK @fallen_never_beat_big
2022-05-23 18:45
#85
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Brazil hugoooo
Shitty groups and BR vs BR EVERY SINGLE TIME Stop this ffs, who's behind such incompetence?? Fire them all!!
2022-05-23 18:45
1 reply
#90
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Brazil ZeZeGusT
:/ they always do that
2022-05-23 18:48
Furia pls don't fuck up
2022-05-23 18:49
Brazil vs Brazil so the NA teams don't go to home too early, lol.
2022-05-23 18:53
#94
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South America Huascaran
Easy for LFO
2022-05-23 18:56
It's always Brazil vs. Brasil, but this time I won't complain FURIA x Imperial is a much awaited duel
2022-05-23 18:58
LETS GO BIG
2022-05-23 19:03
Why are the 4 best teams stacked in group A?
2022-05-23 19:04
cloud9 roster can go to major but not navi? when cloud9 players were connected to russia and navi isn't? navi is splitting up, its not because of visa, its because navi are embarrassed and want to change roster. I'm willing to bet they are begging g2 for m0nesy right now.
2022-05-23 19:03
ok
2022-05-23 19:07
#105
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Brazil miguelo
lmao ofc brazil vs brazil
2022-05-23 19:11
#107
 | 
United States kalimbo
Uff LFO got Faze
2022-05-23 19:14
ASTRALIS vs Vita sadge
2022-05-23 19:16
#110
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Romania aLeeeeex
crowd for playoffs?
2022-05-23 19:17
#111
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Uganda RichHours
Faze vs ENCE G2 vs MOUZ LFO vs Movistar Riders Liquid vs Complexity C9 vs Heroic would be fair
2022-05-23 19:17
#114
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United States Phanji
no eg, now that puts a smile on my face. sad no auto or rush tho
2022-05-23 19:20
Faze v LFO. Bro they matched the top team versus the bottom team. WTF this shit making me laugh
2022-05-23 19:21
1 reply
thats how seeding works
2022-05-23 20:13
Balanced groups for a change
2022-05-23 19:24
2 replies
#136
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North America BoDaddy
Idk wym group A is stacked
2022-05-23 19:47
1 reply
I think it is kinda even
2022-05-23 20:00
#119
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Other _n1ght
Solid matchups except FaZe vs LFO. Are we going to witness a 32-0 here? On the other hand Furia vs Imperial will be watched by like 300k bra71lians at least lmao
2022-05-23 19:28
1 reply
Bo1 mate
2022-05-23 20:12
Plz introduce rolling match starts for bo1's soon. 30 minutes approx between starts is a good idea, seen from the viewer standpoint, and viewers are the reason this industry exists.
2022-05-23 19:38
no one can contest faze in this event when navi is out is shox playing at this event or will jks join liquid? i will bet for liquid if they do that
2022-05-23 19:42
1 reply
#133
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North America BoDaddy
Faze could easily have a major win hangover
2022-05-23 19:46
#128
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Brazil brenomt
Really looking forward to watch the match between the two top brazilian teams, especially because of vini facing his old team.
2022-05-23 19:46
1 reply
he must be super motivated for "revenge"...
2022-05-24 18:44
#131
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North America BoDaddy
Group A is stacked
2022-05-23 19:45
No NaVi = I don't watch
2022-05-23 20:00
#160
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United States DarkFX
Team SPIRIT now ranked #6 in the world WOOHOOOOO!!’ Let’s go Spirit. Wait a second, why no Spirit for this torny?
2022-05-23 20:22
#162
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina sqmke
Group A Pog
2022-05-23 20:23
Can’t wait for the immediate NA elimination round
2022-05-23 20:27
#166
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Poland adifrac
group b is so ez. who tf made it
2022-05-23 20:29
why furia vs imperial man
2022-05-23 21:02
You just had to... Astralis vs Vita FURIA vs Imperial
2022-05-23 21:02
faze vs lfo bro at least give the aussies a chance
2022-05-23 21:16
1 reply
and then they play the loser of astralis vita, the aussies are getting home faster than NA this tournament
2022-05-23 22:07
makers of the groups must be anti-brazillian. lame.
2022-05-23 21:34
GOATSTRALIS GOATALITY
2022-05-23 22:03
Only one CIS team and 0 player from Ukraine. wtf is this tournament
2022-05-23 22:04
1 reply
technically na team
2022-05-23 22:20
Faze_Up ♥
2022-05-23 23:02
#190
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Canada firtlast
Looking For Org will upset
2022-05-24 00:44
#196
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United States Will767
Liquid vs Cloud9 match gonna be some FIRE with League of Legends team rocking it!!!!
2022-05-24 03:11
Let's see if faze also win this.
2022-05-24 05:07
Fvck Navi can't attend this event, rooting for faze then it is .. lets goo CARRYGUN !
2022-05-24 05:59
MOUZ again won't advance to playoffs SADGE But in a group with Astralis, Movistar Riders and LFO nobody else has a chance to move on to the playoffs, especially LFO too STRONK
2022-05-24 07:19
lets go liquid!
2022-05-24 07:49
LFO! !!!! ! ! ! !!
2022-05-24 07:52
faze vs. lfg is not fair for australians
2022-05-24 09:57
congrats to faze for winning this event
2022-05-24 11:45
esl must hate the brazilians, fr, always put the brazilians on the same group, now on the first match? oh ffs
2022-05-24 16:04
1 reply
+1 Wtf
2022-05-24 18:42
2EZ4Imperial
2022-05-24 18:42
Ez4Imperial
2022-05-24 22:16
Online?
2022-05-27 23:03
2 replies
lol no, there's a reason why Na'vi, Entropiq and Heroic can't attend + why Ence, Nip, Mibr and Astralis are missing ppl due to visa issues Reason: Murica
2022-05-30 09:33
1 reply
ty
2022-05-30 09:36
vita will surprise.
2022-05-30 09:36
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