Groups drawn for WCG USA

The groups for WCG USA have been drawn and everything is set for the action to kick off Friday at Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Eight teams will compete in the qualifier, which will start in a group stage with two groups of four teams. Top two from each group will advance to the playoffs, which will be played best-of-one map in a double-elimination bracket.

The groups for the qualifier have been drawn and look as follows:

Group A Group B
United States POV.wp United States Evil Geniuses
United States WinOut United States Loaded
United States grid05 United States Ruins
United States Supreme United States Backfire

The qualifier will kick off Friday and carry on till Sunday, where the team to represent Team USA at WCG 2010 will be found. The schedule for the qualifier will played as listed below:

Friday

14:00local/23:00CET - Group A begins

Saturday

10:30local/19:30CET - Group B begins
14:30local/23:30CET - Upper Round One
15:30local/00:30CET - Lower Round One
16:30local/01:30CET - Upper Final

Sunday

10:30local/19:30CET - Lower Final
13:30local/22:30CET - Final

Make sure to stay locked to HLTV.org, as we will be covering the entire event from kick off on Friday, till the very end on Sunday.

go PoV!
2010-09-10 03:41
POVpovPOVpovPOVpovPOVpovPOVpovPOV
2010-09-10 16:08
Watch POV and all other teams including Method's pug, Turmoil and WinOut in a day one LAN video recap: www.winout.net/index.php?page=view_movie&id=299
2010-09-11 09:31
mikey "method" so and hostile play in Supreme pug
2010-09-10 03:42
Method ? the Method from 3D!? :)
2010-09-10 16:27
ya
2010-09-10 21:03
Tha Legend!
2010-09-10 22:07
remember though, he hasn't played as much and last serious counter strike competing was in source.
2010-09-11 05:06
niceeeeeeeee
2010-09-10 03:46
PoV and Loaded can give EG a run for there money w/o Lurppis.. Loadeds new lineup is quite stacked
2010-09-10 03:47
losing hostile will hurt them, especially at lan
2010-09-10 10:40
+1
2010-09-10 10:50
Meh hostile is a good player but he brings a lot of drama to the table with his constant trash talking. But they really should not have picked up quas. Why not get someone who is better instead of just getting his boy to play.
2010-09-10 16:23
exactly my thoughts but at lan that drama helps his team sometimes, and provokes/throws off guard the opponents :) I dont like hostile but I cant deny hes very good at cs
2010-09-10 17:06
#143
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ
+10000000
2010-09-10 17:16
Winout might do some damage, will be interesting to see.
2010-09-10 03:53
Even after losing to Area51?
2010-09-10 03:57
Hey, Area51 is a good team. :p
2010-09-10 06:35
lol
2010-09-10 08:14
It so not? Top 1 from Canada bad team?)
2010-09-10 10:01
ya loosing 16-1 to EG hehe
2010-09-10 11:00
:D
2010-09-10 15:49
even v dont loose 16-1 to EG,v loose 16-9....still EG n fnatic rox
2010-09-11 14:53
It would have been really nice if you had included a list like comment #8 in your article, for us who doesn't know every single member of every team :)
2010-09-10 13:42
News piece is more about the groups than the teams actually ::) And line-ups will be featured as soon as they are updated for this competition in the related coverage section, www.hltv.org/?pageid=82&eventid=647
2010-09-10 21:10
I had forgotten about that feature, but it would still be very nice to be able to see both groups and lineups in one window, and close to each other :)
2010-09-11 02:46
gride05 and Supreme line-ups ?
2010-09-10 03:59
Loaded: steno, evolution, sgares, pauLy, quas WinOut: iNERTIA, zid, Rambo, s0nNy, org POV: dboorN, hero, irukandji, savi0r, aZn Ruins: mehLer, dizzaman, buskey, truls, flowsicK Evil Geniuses: goodfornothing, fRoD, n0thing, Storm, tuBBy Backfire: djibouti, nett1k, nosyt, impsta, summit grid05: happa, willson, Adrenaline, spyro, PaTyoJoN Supreme*: sfX, hostile, phamm, method, projeckt
2010-09-10 04:07
#30
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Argentina sebaxinho
ty
2010-09-10 05:39
Thanks alot.
2010-09-10 07:36
good for n0thing :D
2010-09-10 08:05
old joke ;)
2010-09-10 08:10
sry for that, didn't know -.-
2010-09-10 08:27
hey...methids from 3D??
2010-09-10 08:16
yes
2010-09-10 08:23
wow....he was an awesome awper :D
2010-09-10 08:52
he played rifles
2010-09-10 09:16
haha true :D
2010-09-10 09:30
ya i know lol :D
2010-09-10 09:49
Then why do you state that he was an awsome awper when he didnt use it? :P
2010-09-10 10:26
juct leave it...its my bad
2010-09-10 11:01
you are weird
2010-09-10 13:47
wtf y m i weird i missunderstood thats why? :D
2010-09-10 14:47
ROFL
2010-09-10 18:33
Actually he - much like f0rest - often picked up the AWP. I might also add that he was even a IGL back in the day, before he played for NoA and 3D.
2010-09-10 11:29
yea, but almost no one says about forest that he has perfect awp, but about his rifle skill... It's strange to say about method that he has good awp, in fact that he is picking up it just on CT train
2010-09-10 13:29
You can still claim that you think that f0rest or method is good at using the AWP, don't you think ;)
2010-09-10 17:53
ya i think watch f0rest vs Na`Vi IEM shanghai de_dust2 :D
2010-09-11 09:53
Where I can check those?
2010-09-10 16:58
What exactly would you like to 'check'?
2010-09-10 21:01
best LAN of american teams i've seen in awhile
2010-09-10 17:08
ty
2010-09-10 17:14
exciting tournament! gl EG
2010-09-10 04:12
Evil GL
2010-09-10 04:12
One of the most talent stacked USA WCG's if not the most talent stacked WCG USA ever
2010-09-10 04:16
#32
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Argentina sebaxinho
loool srsly? like that? I thought cs in the US is worst now than before with teams like coL, 3D, jMc, etc. maybe it was sarcastic??
2010-09-10 05:44
just alot of big name players not all nessisarly active. so some might be rusty. but no bad teams got in the 3 u mentioned were miles ahead and the only 3 good teams. now we have atleast 8 solid teams/pugs but again players are in low form
2010-09-10 05:58
It's more like opposite. There is decent players, but they don't stick together long enough to build a solid team.
2010-09-10 10:05
gamerco! or did that kind of evolve into jmc? because I know hanes was on both :o
2010-09-10 11:35
#144
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ
i thought only hanes went to jmc, or was masternook in it aswel? :x I cant remember all of them :>
2010-09-10 17:21
torrez ph33r hanes azn? :P dont quite remember myselve ^^
2010-09-10 22:48
who guys played for jMc? I never knew.
2010-09-10 18:31
Should be sweet to see how well all the teams do, looking for some upsets and intense matches!
2010-09-10 04:17
i hope pov play loaded in playoffs
2010-09-10 04:21
Group A: Pov WinOut Group B: EG Loaded Final: EG vs. Pov EG FTW!
2010-09-10 04:22
supreme could put up a fight. that lineup looks scary on paper. i think eg will come out on top, even with tubby.
2010-09-10 04:24
GO POV!!!!
2010-09-10 04:29
go EG!
2010-09-10 04:33
go EG! gl with WCG lineup!
2010-09-10 04:35
NoA. methodso * AMD
2010-09-10 04:36
EG :D
2010-09-10 04:39
can't wait to see method on lan again. i know he won't be that good, but when he didn't play at esea finals i was a little disappointed. :(
2010-09-10 04:42
Group A: POV, WinOut Group B: EG, Loaded 1. EG 2. Loaded 3. POV
2010-09-10 04:44
EG 4 sure
2010-09-10 04:44
Evil Geniuses and Loaded
2010-09-10 04:48
GO Loaded !!!!!!!! :DD
2010-09-10 04:48
2 spots for USA i think so POV and EG i'll go for both POV and EG
2010-09-10 04:51
only 1 spot mtw paied for the other
2010-09-10 06:00
??? im talking about USA
2010-09-10 07:44
yeah, the draw is incomplete, New Zealand arnt even on it yet, and they have won their qualifier already. I spoke to some of the EG/COL players at BEAT IT, and they seem seem to think there is a good chance there will be 2 USA Teams.
2010-09-10 08:15
wow cool i spoke b4 i knew. thank you
2010-09-10 08:22
lol sending 2 US teams... doesnt make sense only EG can compete internationally, besides they are playing with a standin
2010-09-10 13:52
imo, its a good chance. Even if they are not going to damage any top teams, still its a great experience to attending WCG dont you think? Besides, this is their own turf. They are spending much less money to send a team comparing if the tourney is on another continent. So, nothing to lose...
2010-09-11 10:57
Group A: POV, WinOut Group B: EG, Loaded Upper Round 1: EG > Winout ; Loaded < PoV.wp Upper Finals: EG > PoV.wp Lower Round 1: Loaded > Winout Lower Finals: PoV.wp < Loaded Grand Finals: EG > Loaded
2010-09-10 05:00
lol :D
2010-09-10 08:07
mmmmmm kind of even
2010-09-10 05:02
1° EG 2° POV.WV 3° Loaded 4° Winout I think!
2010-09-10 05:17
gogo EG
2010-09-10 05:41
GL hostile
2010-09-10 05:45
gogo METHOD, i wish you would actually get on a team, but gl
2010-09-10 05:49
who will be igl in eg?
2010-09-10 05:53
lurppis will be calling strats from behind them during freezetime. gfn will be mid-round igl.
2010-09-10 07:12
nice, thanks.
2010-09-10 21:19
method should be on eg pov or loaded :D
2010-09-10 06:01
no way lol he can play with the other 4 washups in winout. but nothing else
2010-09-10 06:03
they can lose to area51 together LOL
2010-09-10 06:04
if he got back to his prime.. he was one of the best riflers i've ever followed/watched consistently imho.
2010-09-10 06:07
no doubt. but method came back with coL and they pracced alot and only volcano made it. method came back low he dont want it anymore bro sorry to hurt ur feelings..
2010-09-10 06:11
piece of cake for EG..
2010-09-10 06:04
grid05 nice lu
2010-09-10 06:08
gl POV
2010-09-10 06:10
EG beat fnatic with tubby why wouldnt they win this
2010-09-10 06:14
If you are talking about MSI Beat It, Lurppis was playing.
2010-09-10 06:33
good luck to all teams.
2010-09-10 06:41
Supreme >
2010-09-10 07:34
#55
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Israel selukvey
gl to all. winout can realy do some damage.
2010-09-10 07:47
get FUCKED
2010-09-10 08:04
Imo loaded are gonna take this. Evo and sgares were rly good in games I saw. Nice choice from them. btw. is steno IGL?
2010-09-10 08:10
yea
2010-09-10 10:54
gl Loaded hopefully Backfire wins some
2010-09-10 08:23
EG without lurppis, bad... this is for POV
2010-09-10 08:33
EG win =) , gl all ^^
2010-09-10 08:39
Loaded qUASOVA:D
2010-09-10 08:44
Really love the lineups here. A lot of old talents :) Keep it up.
2010-09-10 08:58
method = ex-3d method ?
2010-09-10 09:19
ye
2010-09-10 09:32
farfaraway from hollywood :(
2010-09-10 10:16
POV
2010-09-10 10:43
GO dohteM :D
2010-09-10 11:13
is lurpiss allowed to coach the team/stand behind them? that would be a +, 5 guys who can focus on fragging (tubby is a good fragger) while some1 behind them calls the shots beginning of the round and worries about countering the opponents manouvres
2010-09-10 11:36
stratcalling is not the same if you are not actually playing, e.g. lurppis may not even have ingamesound etc.
2010-09-10 13:58
yeah ofcourse but at least calling the strats at the beginning of every round for them can help take some pressure of the person acting as igl, they'll have to do midround decisions ofcourse but still, it might give them an edge. I remember last year EG had no problems at all winning the wcg quali with bechtol as stand in for lurpiss and lurpiss coaching them, they trashed everyone with big margins
2010-09-10 16:06
I thought they used tuBBy last time as well :S
2010-09-10 17:29
I believe they have use mehler or patyojon in the past as stand ins as well but usually for esea/cevo matches. I am pretty sure internationally they usually go with tubby.
2010-09-10 18:27
yeah that's what I said, but bechtol = tubbys last name, sorry for making it confusing ;)
2010-09-10 22:49
He can sit there and act like the coach/manager. Basically he could call the strat a the beginning but all in game stuff he is screwed on.
2010-09-10 18:26
yeah but on the other hand he could really focus on what the opponent is doing and call the EG strats accordingly, so a big advantage and a big disadvantage, but still I think if the standin is a great fragger with some chemistry with the other 4 it wouldn´t make the team any less good, so I think they will take this qualifier with little problems
2010-09-10 22:51
gogogo Evil Geniuses
2010-09-10 11:51
EG vs POV ^^
2010-09-10 12:11
go Loaded
2010-09-10 12:46
go Supreme
2010-09-10 12:49
EG easy..
2010-09-10 12:50
Eg gl in WCG
2010-09-10 12:57
EG win imo final EG vs Loaded?
2010-09-10 13:18
method will 1on5 everyone while on dope !
2010-09-10 13:18
lurpis left eg ?!
2010-09-10 13:29
no
2010-09-10 13:36
WCG has nationality restrictions, only players from the country the team/org represents can play
2010-09-10 16:06
thanks ;)
2010-09-10 16:12
your welcome! :)
2010-09-10 17:05
eg win
2010-09-10 13:36
method SICK +hostile , GL supreme but POW.wp win
2010-09-10 13:41
POV gl, love their lineup, really sick :)
2010-09-10 13:45
Loaded / EG
2010-09-10 13:57
omg tuBBy is AWP PRO!
2010-09-10 14:20
POV/EG and EG wins
2010-09-10 14:58
Supreme*: sfX, hostile, phamm, method, projeckt
2010-09-10 15:13
GO Supreme and Loaded love two this teams
2010-09-10 15:31
POV POV POV POV GOGOGO POV
2010-09-10 15:33
only 8 teams? :o
2010-09-10 15:56
Evil Geniuses :D
2010-09-10 16:18
Group A Winers = 1. POV, 2.WinOut Group B Winers = 1.EG, 2. Loaded Semis POV v Loaded, Winner = POV EG v WinOut, Winner = EG Lower Loaded v WinOut, Winner = Loaded Upper EG v POV, Winner = EG Lower Loaded v POV, Winner = Loaded Finals EG v Loaded = EG?(EG needs to lose 2 bo3 to lose competition? If so EG def win, if not toss up.)
2010-09-10 16:29
hey guyz wherez team turmoil??
2010-09-10 16:32
-frag
2010-09-10 17:07
#133
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Brazil hugoooo
POV gonna win this
2010-09-10 16:41
easy for EG
2010-09-10 16:43
POV
2010-09-10 17:07
#141
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Singapore Nephalith
Anyone knows whats become of xp3 after coL removed their CS roster? (I know this is WCG USA and he can't participate)
2010-09-10 17:12
2 easy 4 EG
2010-09-10 17:32
the best player usa method or rambo gl
2010-09-10 17:47
maybe if it were like 2004 lol rambo isnt so bad anymore but method is really rusty
2010-09-10 17:59
pauly, frod or nothing right now are probably the best based on raw talent.
2010-09-10 18:28
is this gonna start in two hours?
2010-09-10 17:55
2:00 PM EST
2010-09-10 18:28
Look closer and you will see there are local times (US - EDT) and European ones (CEST) featured for the matches.
2010-09-10 21:06
It got delayed I thought. I am pretty sure it was supposed to start at 2pm.
2010-09-10 21:41
EG maybe? neah... for sure
2010-09-10 18:36
will we b able to see these matches on hltv?
2010-09-10 19:17
yes in 3 hours
2010-09-10 20:13
grid05!
2010-09-10 19:25
rambo is back in action nice :)
2010-09-10 20:05
fRoD vs Rambo vs Method :) epic battle :)
2010-09-10 20:14
looool didn't get it... method is also back, great!! I taught u guys were talkin about rambo xD EDiT: PatyoJoN is also playing :P
2010-09-10 20:45
2010-09-10 22:50
#177
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
tnx bro
2010-09-10 23:05
#178
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Mongolia IBgn
all of the teams have stacked roster cept backfire xD but don't count em out yet cuz djibouti and nettik are nutty players. but pov has a scary firepower. but EG will take the spot..
2010-09-11 00:26
no HLTV? it's gonna be awesome match EG against pov
2010-09-11 02:57
#186
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Denmark AndersR
happy to see 2 legends in that tournament both rambo and method :D
2010-09-11 13:20
GoGoGo Evil Geniuses :)
2010-09-11 13:55
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