Fragadelphia 17 gets underway with European representation

Apeks, TeamOne, and BIG Academy are among the teams fighting for a spot in the main stage.

The opening day of Fragadelphia 17 got underway earlier on Thursday with the Last Chance Qualifier. The first stage is hosting a multitude of North and South American teams as well as a handful of European sides that made the trip to the New World to compete in one of the staples of the regional CS:GO calendar.

The $100,000 open LAN started with a double-elimination, best-of-three bracket with 33 teams aiming to reach the playoffs. However, only eight squads will make it through the Last Chance Qualifier into the competition's main stage.

Strife were crowned champions of Fragadelphia 16 last spring

The advancing teams will join the squads already qualified for the event proper which include the likes of ATK, timbermen, and Squirtle Squad. The group stage will be played in a GSL format with BO3 matches, and only eight will advance into the playoffs. A classic, single-elimination bracket will crown the champions.

This is reportedly the largest edition of the North American event yet, and similarly to Fragadelphia 16 last spring, the tournament hosts international squads from around the world. Notable teams participating in the Last Chance Qualifier include TeamOne, Apeks, BIG Academy, and BLVKHVND.

Both EG White and EG Black will attend the event, competing under the name Evil Geniuses White and Evil Geniuses Black respectively.

HLTV.org will cover the first stage of the competition starting from the upper bracket round of 16. For more in-depth coverage of Fragadelphia 17 Last Chance Qualifier, including interviews and live posts, head on over to Dust2.us.

The list of teams competing in the Last Chance Qualifier is:

United States Revel
United States Kari
United States All Gas No Brakes
United States Cyberstorm
United States Addice
United States Esoteric
United States Davenport University Black
United States Zenigma
United States Boyfriend_Peek6
United States NoVum
United States Fristwave
United States B4it
United States Davenport University White
United States Phoenix Rising
United States Bikini Bottom Babes

The list of teams attending Fragadelphia 17 is:

United States Squirtle Squad
Other ATK
United States timbermen
United States Vendetta
Other Last Chance Qualifier
Other Last Chance Qualifier
Other Last Chance Qualifier
Other Last Chance Qualifier
United States Davenport University
United States Phantom Troupe
North America Electrify Steel
United States Argon
Other Last Chance Qualifier
Other Last Chance Qualifier
Other Last Chance Qualifier
Other Last Chance Qualifier
NA cs is BACK!
2022-09-08 19:48
2 replies
final is apeks vs big academy easiest prediction of my life
2022-09-08 21:45
#39
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United States DarkFX
WOOHOOOOOO NA IS BACK BABY!!
2022-09-09 00:50
who cars
2022-09-08 19:48
4 replies
Us NA cs fans care:(
2022-09-08 20:56
3 replies
#23
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United States cybonics
^ brings back motivation for the region
2022-09-08 21:06
1 reply
Motivation by getting stomped on by academy teams lolsies
2022-09-09 02:19
+1 fellow oSee enjoyer
2022-09-08 23:07
wow
2022-09-08 19:48
ez 4 big
2022-09-08 19:48
#6
FASHR | 
France Ansi
good luck my dudes
2022-09-08 19:49
finally BIG org wins something again
2022-09-08 19:49
ITB should have got involved in this
2022-09-08 19:50
#9
roeJ | 
Turkey RV14
gl shoxie 🙂
2022-09-08 19:51
#10
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Poland ARTEScs
EG has two rosters in the tournament, but that's nothing, Davenport University has three!
2022-09-08 19:53
1 reply
#21
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Russia Sviddaniye
Davenport University > EG then?
2022-09-08 20:41
ez 7am and apeks
2022-09-08 19:54
Bikini Bottom Babes
2022-09-08 19:57
EZ4EG
2022-09-08 19:57
EG.PA and EG.CD renamed to "EG Black" and "EG White" btw
2022-09-08 19:57
#15
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Brazil Anarchybr
Why there aren’t more BR teams attending? Fluxo, O PLANO, even 00 would benefit from this event
2022-09-08 20:00
3 replies
agreed, would've thought there'd be at least 5 brazilian teams.
2022-09-08 21:13
#27
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Brazil hugoooo
'cause they won't be in the USA by then
2022-09-08 21:16
#32
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United States Jeebur
Weirdly enough Team oNe is the only brazillian team that consistently goes. maybe if it keeps going international we will see more brazillian/south american teams come.
2022-09-08 22:33
Apeks? Wtf lol
2022-09-08 20:08
2 replies
#20
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United States 1Tuurtle
Yeah kinda weird compared to the other competition
2022-09-08 20:40
#45
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Poland Kobel_
They don't really have any other LAN this month and Fragadelphia seems like a nice experience so... why not?
2022-09-09 16:16
I love that there are 34 teams attending this. Lets keep building on this 1 TO we got.
2022-09-08 20:09
#18
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China RADNIKEY
Too bad stewie isn’t in CS anymore to play 7am
2022-09-08 20:36
#19
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United States 1Tuurtle
Wrong Squirtle Squad
2022-09-08 20:40
APEKS???
2022-09-08 21:08
#26
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Portugal rbm14
apeks will manage to lose this somehow
2022-09-08 21:16
1 reply
You can thank shox later
2022-09-08 22:51
ez for GOAT shox
2022-09-08 21:33
#29
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Romania SkipLD
Apeks Rebels made finals previously? If Apeks don't win this .....
2022-09-08 21:39
1 reply
Yeah the then shox should retire go coach r something
2022-09-09 06:28
#30
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United States Zedsamcat
Not the first time Euros have invaded North America and stile their money....
2022-09-08 21:41
2 replies
#33
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United States Jeebur
its an o p e n tournament.
2022-09-08 22:34
1 reply
#36
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United States Zedsamcat
not really, you pay atleast $500 for a team to play, compared to $10p/p for esea, and no travel cost
2022-09-08 22:59
They should have let some gril teams play Edit: looks like clg red got shit on in fragadelphia 15
2022-09-08 22:49
#38
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Norway AlQaholic
lmao biggest who cars event
2022-09-08 23:29
You guys put the wrong squirtle squad lmfao
2022-09-09 01:58
Its crazy how many teams are attending.
2022-09-09 07:42
#44
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Canada Eviljonbob
Where is Strife? Did they not qualified or something. I feel like the Fragadelphia 16 Champions should get an automatic invite.
2022-09-09 16:00
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