ESEA S9 LAN Playoff announced

The ESEA League Season 9 LAN Playoff has been announced and will take place September 23-26 in Dallas, USA.

Season nine of the North American league will once again finalize in Dallas and will this time feature a $30,550 prize purse for Counter-Strike, with $19,000 going to the Invite Division. This is an increase of $4,000 compared to season eight, where $15,000 was handed out in the Invite Division.

The prize breakdown for the Season 9 Invite Division is:

1. $10,000
2. $4,000
3. $1,750
4. $1,250
5. $1,000
6. $1,000

For a full prize breakdown of the ESEA League S9 click here.

Sterling Hotel in Dallas will be the venue for the season nine conclusion, where top six of the regular season will duke it out do get their slice of the $19,000 prize purse. Evil Geniuses are the current champions, with a total of seven titles bagged already, currently with a streak of four in a row.

There are still plenty of matches to be played of the regular season, to check the current standings in the Invite Division click here.

You will just like previous season be able to follow all of the action from the season conclusion right here on HLTV.org and who knows, maybe we will once again feature our Dreamteam game. Should we?

nice ;)
2011-07-29 00:28
EG is not top 1 anymore. so who is 1?
2011-07-29 00:28
9 replies
ofc they are..
2011-07-29 00:32
No one else can take EG, sorry. Here are the teams that could make playoffs (top 6 go on), along with their problems SK.US--lost their best fragger (pauLy) and weren't doing that well before that anyway. They currently only have 4 on their roster. Beyond that, even if they got an amazing fifth, alice is averaging just 60 agr & .6 fpr, and I suspect naz/steno won't cut her and lose the SK sponsorship in the process. BackFire--lost their three best players, hiko, xp3, and dizzaman. They currently have three people on the team who have payed to play in invite, one being their backup before those three left. Moreover, the players that are left were on the team last season, where they didn't do well in the playoffs. UMX--lost dizzaman (their caller and a top three fragger) awhile ago and haven't looked good since. EMG--leader and sponsorship-holder philco is horrible but obviously won't leave. The rest of the team ranges from quite good (swag) to decent. It's also their first season of invite (actually swag played a handful of games in invite last season before being cut). FG--They're made up of second and third tier invite players. They weren't looking good but recently picked up sgares, which will probably get them to the playoffs. Besides sgares, though, there's really just semphis as a good igl. They don't have the talent to take down EG. A51--This team is three players who didn't even make the finals last season, along with yayooo and teknikal, both of whom are bottom-fragging for the season. They'll have to work to make playoffs and won't do much when they get there. GG--This is made up of the players who were on SK.US last season but were left behind when alice decided she wanted to take over an invite team. They have a lot of talent (goodfornothing, ninespot, hostile, and more), but unfortunately it looks like they're happy pugging through the season.
2011-07-29 01:39
5 replies
I agree with you, except UMX. They're 7-2 now and beat EG early on. The fact that they've been playing together for quite a while, the chemistry and teamwork are there. I think they have what it takes to topple EG. Are those three ex-Backfire players going to sign for coL?
2011-07-29 01:56
the backfire thing is just a rumor atm
2011-07-29 04:12
2 replies
No, they left already (and before I posted). esea.net/index.php?s=league&d=transactio..
2011-07-29 04:15
1 reply
owned they did leave :O!
2011-07-29 04:17
Actually, UMX had inertia as an IGL and plus they picked up buskey and they are doing fine with him beat EG online 16-6 well see with them new lineup. eMg would be an awsome team fi they cut philco Full gaming is gonna do aaalottt of damage and Good Guys joke online just making it to playoffs they will peform beautifully.
2011-07-29 15:00
SK.gaming
2011-07-29 11:54
1 reply
atm yes
2011-07-29 11:54
nix0n you're working hard those days :D
2011-07-29 00:29
EG win
2011-07-29 00:29
nice
2011-07-29 00:30
2 replies
go play css bitch
2011-07-29 10:19
1 reply
XDDDDDD
2011-07-29 11:44
There are many good teams in this league ;)
2011-07-29 00:30
#7
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United Kingdom dv-_-
very nice
2011-07-29 00:30
Nice!
2011-07-29 00:30
nice
2011-07-29 00:31
gl n0thing
2011-07-29 00:31
gl n0thing!
2011-07-29 00:33
basically EG is made only for this tournament, with the current crew.. not good for US cs scene
2011-07-29 00:33
2 replies
no internationally UMX.US and EG will suprise people...just watch kiddo!
2011-07-29 15:01
1 reply
yo kiddo, im 5 years older than you, and the team aint shit
2011-07-30 03:13
complexity team3d Team EG Forsaken Rival JMC TAU United 5 zEx Pandemic TSG D!E Check Six
2011-07-29 00:35
10 replies
dont forget WEW
2011-07-29 00:38
9 replies
who is playing under the tag zEx and 3D?
2011-07-29 00:40
7 replies
I guess he's not talking about the cahmpionship participants, because in the list must have DINC.us, BackFire, SK, etc..
2011-07-29 00:49
4 replies
:\ so whats the sense of his comment? o.O
2011-07-29 00:50
3 replies
#24
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Greece her-1g
he stated that long time ago US were the shit along with scandinavian countries in the cs scene.Also the tournament held in US were more competitive and he is making a comparison ton current lineup of teams...but ofc you cant understand it because you dont know not even one of those team
2011-07-29 01:24
2 replies
o.O i know a bit of 3d zex and jmc, i can understand cause he only posted the teams name didn't add anything else in the comment, so i was like wtf? are old orgs and probably oldschool players coming back? understand?
2011-07-29 01:30
1 reply
#37
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Greece her-1g
yeap
2011-07-29 02:45
nobody they're long gone
2011-07-29 00:51
1 reply
2011-07-29 00:52
team3D was #1 always...
2011-07-29 13:55
just put the ip's in the hotmatches bar when they start the esea tournament :D
2011-07-29 00:39
go EG
2011-07-29 01:14
go n0thing
2011-07-29 01:46
really good gogo usa !
2011-07-29 01:57
where is aZn?
2011-07-29 02:04
2 replies
Currently playing in ESEA-Open
2011-07-29 02:21
1 reply
thx
2011-07-29 06:20
SAVE CSS & Kreedz =D
2011-07-29 02:26
go EG!
2011-07-29 02:51
EG win all this..
2011-07-29 03:20
DIMINISH wins ESEA O UMX- ESEA i
2011-07-29 03:24
i wouldnt mind dreamteam...i also think it wouldnt be a bad idea to post the IPs to matches for US matches on hltv if they arent already.
2011-07-29 06:13
EG :)
2011-07-29 07:58
wow sick prizes
2011-07-29 09:46
Nice prizes. Gl.
2011-07-29 09:57
GL EG (;
2011-07-29 11:11
nice prices
2011-07-29 13:52
nice cash :o
2011-07-29 14:25
#58
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Argentina epov.boris
I hope that can go south americans teams
2011-07-29 14:57
3 replies
There are no South American teams in ESEA Invite, only US and Canada.
2011-07-29 18:42
1 reply
#63
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Argentina epov.boris
:(
2011-07-29 18:43
i hope one day. south america need to get more esea teams
2011-07-29 21:28
there is nothing else but to wish good luck in the game ; )
2011-07-29 16:33
FG to win invite! :)
2011-07-29 22:50
I think FG will win this, but good luck to EG with the new crew and SK.
2011-07-31 06:53
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