Groups drawn for fnatic PLAY league

Groups for the upcoming fnaticRC PLAY CS 1.6 league have been determined and the league is now ready to kickoff on May 1.

As mentioned yesterday, HLTV.org was given the task to determine seeds and groups for the
$4,000 online league.

After an internal debate, we have seeded the twelve participating teams and afterwards put them in the groups, depending on their seed.

The groups for the fnaticRC PLAY CS 1.6 league are:

Group A Group B
Ukraine Natus Vincere Sweden fnatic
Poland ESC Gaming Sweden SK Gaming
Sweden Lemondogs Finland WinFakt
Denmark Wikipediots Russia Moscow Five
Germany Alternate
Denmark Anexis
France E2G Germany myRevenge.de

For the group stage, a match day will consist of three matches. First match will be played at 19:00 , second at 20:00 and third at 21:00 . As mentioned, the majority of the matches will be streamed with English and Russian commentary.

Winner of each group will advance directly to the semi-finals, while second and third place teams from different groups will face each other in the relegation stage.

There will be a total of five match days per group before moving on to the playoffs. The schedule for the online league can be found below.

May 1      Group A - Round #1
May 3   Group B - Round #1
May 6   Group A - Round #2
May 8   Group B - Round #2
May 10   Group A - Round #3
May 15   Group B - Round #3
May 17   Group A - Round #4
May 20   Group B - Round #4
May 21   Group A - Round #5
May 22   Group B - Round #5
May 24   Relegation stage
May 27   Semi-finals
June 3   Finals

Stay tuned for the first matches in the league, as well as the announcement of our Dreamteam, which will come very soon.

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Good luck all.
2012-04-26 22:28
7 replies
Good luck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go NAVI go MoscowFive go E2G !!!
2012-04-26 22:55
4 replies
line E2G? line wikipediots?
2012-04-27 00:25
3 replies
1 reply
nice guys !!!
2012-04-27 00:37
#96
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Netherlands JUNG13
Sorry for replying you, but WE NEED A DREAMTEAM!!! Would be awesome!)
2012-04-27 01:25
1 reply
Dreamteam without prizes will also work for me :d
2012-04-27 06:14
#2
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Ukraine gungrave
Yegor Markelov @YegorMarkeloff My vacations starts now. Eurotrip with friends by car! Its gonna be awesome. Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland. back to kiev at 9th of may no markeloff for navi :S
2012-04-26 22:30
11 replies
ANGE1 your time is come :)
2012-04-26 22:32
Yeah i was thinking the same, unless he just finds a net cafe to play in when they need in each city, he will probs get better connection but will be probably also be hungover haha.
2012-04-26 22:58
NAVI WITHOUT MARKELOFF ? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2012-04-27 04:47
He will miss only 2 match so ...
2012-04-27 14:17
nice english man, "vacations" buahahah
2012-04-27 14:36
6 replies
#162
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Russia goodjob
omg.. u're so stupid
2012-04-27 15:37
1 reply
+1
2012-04-27 18:37
#180
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Poland woodb1ne
RETARD
2012-04-27 18:43
2 replies
he just pointed out a mistake, no need for insulting :|
2012-04-30 14:04
1 reply
don't you see? the guy he replied to was quoting markeloff. so he is bashing the guy for his bad english, when he just copy pasted a quote. saying retard is never nice, but sometimes it is appropriate ;D
2012-04-30 14:41
retard or what?
2012-04-28 20:36
SK VS FNATIC , can't wait :D
2012-04-26 22:29
8 replies
bitch please! navi vs sk kick ass matches ! it would be intersting =D bad for esc .. no gameplay in online! :)
2012-04-27 00:19
7 replies
#2 maybe not markeloff =((((((((((((((((
2012-04-27 04:48
2 replies
sad fuck! markeloff > navi no markeloff = no navi! :/
2012-04-27 11:44
1 reply
yep =((((
2012-04-27 18:52
sk navi not in same group :D so probably they will meet in SEMI or FINALS , but first its SK vs FNATIC ..
2012-04-27 09:47
3 replies
YO! no markeloff= navi kicked from group stage! ! lets c! it would be interesting match to spectate :P ! fnatic will surely take'em down cux mooddii and karrigan are beast in online!
2012-04-27 11:47
2 replies
wer is markeloff??!?!?!? dead ?? :P
2012-04-28 07:09
1 reply
i actually dont knw! :P users r sayin he went on vacation ^_^
2012-04-28 11:08
#4
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Brazil oc^
GL
2012-04-26 22:29
This is going to be awesome for sure even though it's online.
2012-04-26 22:29
38 replies
Perfect for you, to sit home eating, chilling, thinking, eating and watching Hltv aight ? And maybe at end of the day, drop a dumb comment.
2012-04-26 23:16
37 replies
seems legit! :D
2012-04-27 00:32
1 reply
Hahaha, then he most be a brilliant man, couse he does it all the time :D
2012-04-27 01:57
Aww, you jealous because you have to sit in that big cave on those hard rocks eating a dead weasel you caught in the wild? :'( Your parents put you in that cave for a reason, don't forget that..
2012-04-27 09:08
34 replies
naah, cuz i send him some Awesome McDonalds, a box of Cokes, and i've seen dat house <3 woooui! what a place, u should be really Jelly boy <3 he got what we all wish for :)
2012-04-27 11:42
25 replies
Hahaha that night was epic :D Remeber how high we got xD? Should do it again sometimes ;)
2012-04-27 15:04
5 replies
Wow. Did you get high gangsta-style?
2012-04-27 15:32
4 replies
Wtf ?? You most be rly stupit.
2012-04-27 15:36
3 replies
Hahaha. Ye, I'm really "stupit". And I'm the loser in school :D Kindergarten isn't really working for you, haahh?
2012-04-27 15:42
2 replies
How old are u? 12 ?
2012-04-27 15:49
1 reply
5, you can really tell, right?
2012-04-27 16:24
Lol, don't know if you would want to live in a cave but I for sure wouldn't.
2012-04-27 15:31
17 replies
that's more like a giant villa <3 i'm kind a jelly on him <3
2012-04-27 17:27
16 replies
Do you like to s*ck his d*ck too? <3
2012-04-27 17:41
15 replies
naah im hetero :) Sorry to say ;)
2012-04-27 19:20
14 replies
Tell it to him, the closest thing he's probably come close to f*ck is a gorilla or tree, not easy being cheesy in the wild, just ask him, he knows!
2012-04-27 19:44
13 replies
actually there isn't any gorillas in Faroe islands, hate to smash your dreams, and i believe there is more wild life in sweden than on the faroe islands :D
2012-04-27 19:48
12 replies
You're getting fooled. Even I can change my flag and say I'm from Uganda or something.
2012-04-27 19:49
11 replies
but i've been there ;) ur argument is invalid
2012-04-27 19:50
10 replies
Everyone has been in the wild, but he lives there, unfortunately for him.
2012-04-27 20:24
9 replies
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6 replies
2012-04-27 20:45
5 replies
2012-04-27 20:47
4 replies
Do you like codes?
2012-04-27 23:26
3 replies
mmmhh <3 i love 'em
2012-04-27 23:53
2 replies
That guy has no idea what he is talkin about. He is full of shit ;) He dosen't even know what Faroe Island is :P
2012-04-28 05:25
I can see that..
2012-04-28 12:04
gj <3
2012-04-30 19:48
Dont remeber you are fat for a reason. I know I live in my house which is bigger than GeT_RiGhT's btw ( no shit ) and I know you are fat.
2012-04-27 15:05
7 replies
Once again you prove how damn stupid you are :D Sorry but GeT_RiGhT doesn't live in a cave, nice try but we're not retarded like you :-)
2012-04-27 15:32
6 replies
And GTR dosent cheat and isn't as fat as you are.
2012-04-27 15:35
5 replies
And he isn't retarded nor living in a cave. His parents support him and what he does as we could see in the "movie", your parents however.. Hmm.. Let's just say you have my support, you'll get through this loneliness, don't worry. With the power of the Hulk and with Spiderman's spider-sense you'll get through it :-)
2012-04-27 15:40
4 replies
Thanks for your support. But you have no support from myside. I just wish u will die someday, so I could take a shit at your face.
2012-04-27 15:50
3 replies
I don't need support because I'm not the retarded one here :-) Oh, I see you learned how to shit? Did the gorillas in the wild teach you that? Can I call you Tarzan from now on?
2012-04-27 16:25
2 replies
You can call me what ever you want. I still wih u dead, and you are pointless what so ever. You don't need support? U can't even let a single comment past u without answering it.
2012-04-28 05:27
1 reply
Then you shall be called gangsta-tarzaN from now on. And why would I need support because I can't let a comment pass by? Just shows how much support you need because you're beyond retarded :P
2012-04-28 12:08
gl fnatic fnatic vs SK gonna be epic.
2012-04-26 22:30
1 reply
#68
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Azerbaijan Talley
not epic as on LAN
2012-04-26 23:49
go fnatic :DDDDDD
2012-04-26 22:30
Pretty easy for group A tbh... Na`Vi will win ESC and others aren't that good ^^ We'll see :)
2012-04-26 22:30
12 replies
Lemondogs won vs SK and lost to NaVi on OT. So they are really good.
2012-04-26 22:35
#25
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France panic-D-
Joke?
2012-04-26 22:52
4 replies
No it is a fact.
2012-04-26 22:58
2 replies
Dumb comment!
2012-04-27 00:33
1 reply
My comment can be dumb but you sure are dumb!
2012-04-27 00:43
lemondogs too strong.
2012-04-26 23:46
esc are kinda bad online...na'vi will probably be playing without markeloff or with him but without much practice...lemondogs can easily top the group...wikipediots aren't to be underestimated now with trace...alternate and e2g aren't naive at all
2012-04-26 23:03
5 replies
Why Na`Vi playing without markeloff???? If online then yes probably lemondogs but I still think not.
2012-04-26 23:07
2 replies
some1 here in the topic mentioned that he announced going on a vacation on his twitter/fb and that he should be back by 9 May
2012-04-26 23:42
1 reply
Ok well maybe we will see Ange1 for this game? :) But sad cause markeloff primary awp and sick rifler.
2012-04-27 00:42
why exactly is navi gonna play without markeloff?
2012-04-26 23:20
1 reply
2012-04-26 23:42
#9
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Germany dm:3
nice
2012-04-26 22:30
gl to all teams :)
2012-04-26 22:32
hope for ESC
2012-04-26 22:33
awesome teams.
2012-04-26 22:35
k
2012-04-26 22:36
group B > group A
2012-04-26 22:38
gl :D
2012-04-26 22:40
#19
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Finland coswell
Gonna be a nice league. Going to be a lot of surprising results im sure hence its online.
2012-04-26 22:40
5 replies
*since You're welcome :)
2012-04-26 23:16
4 replies
#123
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Finland coswell
1. hence - (used to introduce a logical conclusion) thefreedictionary.com/hence Dont really know where i came up with hence to that sentence, but i think it fits in there.
2012-04-27 10:48
3 replies
The implication runs the wrong way. Since we already know it's online, I assume you meant: Premise: it's online. Conclusion: lots of surprising results. But what you said was: Premise: lots of surprising results. Conclusion: it's online.
2012-04-27 11:13
2 replies
#170
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Finland coswell
Well yea true :) Thank you Grammar-Police Man.
2012-04-27 16:22
1 reply
My work here is done! *Flies off*
2012-04-27 19:29
gl fnatic <3
2012-04-26 22:41
amazing
2012-04-26 22:44
Group A 1. Lemondogs 2. Wikipediots 3. Na`Vi 4. ESC 5. Alternate 6. E2G Lemondogs & Wikipediots are both good online. Na`Vi always suck in groupstages but still barely make it through. ESC have always been bad online Group B 1. fnatic 2. WinFakt 3. SK 4. M5 5. Anexis 6. myRevenge Much harder to predict, fnatic seemed very solid at CPH so I'll put them first. WinFakt 2nd if they play like they did at CPH SK's success depends on how well Delpan plays, they could very well win the group, but there's also a chance they won't even pass the group stage M5 are always dangerous, they're a close 4th
2012-04-26 22:44
3 replies
#97
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Netherlands JUNG13
whatever...
2012-04-27 01:27
#99
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Finland FRGVN
without a doubt best comment on this thread.
2012-04-27 03:43
#124
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Finland coswell
Yep, i agree with you on most things. Alternate did beat SK a while back online and i think they are close contenders for the 3rd/4th spot. I think fnatic at least are good online, but M5, WF and SK have all been a bit random online, so its gonna be interesting to see who goes through.
2012-04-27 10:52
gl alternate
2012-04-26 22:48
sick teams ! SK Gaming <3
2012-04-26 22:50
fnatic vs SK , online but GREAT!! :D
2012-04-26 22:52
fnaticRC vs SK can't wait for this...
2012-04-26 22:52
strong groups:o
2012-04-26 22:54
This is online? So gg ESC
2012-04-26 22:54
Navi vs esc sk vs fnatic lemons vs wiki wf vs m5 these will be awesome matches!
2012-04-26 22:54
they are already put who will be on first place Group A 1-3 na vi esc lemondogs Group B 1-3 fnatic SK wf
2012-04-26 22:57
huh ^ SICK MATCHES :D GL ESC & Lemondogs!
2012-04-26 22:58
At least I'll have some distraction
2012-04-26 23:00
GO FNATIC
2012-04-26 23:00
nice groups Group A - 1.Lemondogs,2.Na Vi, 3.Wikipediots Group B - 1.SK 2.fnatic 3.WinFakt
2012-04-26 23:04
mTw EG tyLoo WeMadeFOX mouz -M- :/ :(
2012-04-26 23:06
3 replies
#120
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Russia 0o0ps
mTw and mouz CS division is closed.
2012-04-27 09:43
2 replies
i know...
2012-04-27 10:54
EG too
2012-04-27 15:55
GL alternate and myR
2012-04-26 23:06
gl Wikipediots,Lemondog and WinFakt another teams are shit
2012-04-26 23:07
dreamteam ?? :D
2012-04-26 23:09
2 replies
"We will also be featuring our Dreamteam game for this league, stay tuned for this announcement in the coming days." So yes.
2012-04-26 23:14
1 reply
Thanks. Didn't read the whole thing.
2012-04-26 23:37
Groups are well balanced so it doesn't make a difference in practice, but to avoid accusations of bias, Fnatic really shouldn't have received the second seed. That being said, OMZOMGLMAO SK VS FNATIC EL CLASICO!!!111oneoneoneleventeen
2012-04-26 23:13
nICE TOURNAMENT.
2012-04-26 23:15
The winners of the groups will probably be the same as the seeds shown above.
2012-04-26 23:21
GL NA`VI!
2012-04-26 23:21
GO LEMONDOGS AND M5 !!! DREAMTEAM PLEASE!
2012-04-26 23:23
Would it be possible for Joe Miller to provide commentary for some of the games? I wonder if perhaps someone would have the option to contact Joe and ask if he's available. Now, I am aware that he works for ESL and as such that might cause some problems, but if there's a chance for him to commentate, I and many others would really appreciate it.
2012-04-26 23:23
nice, GL ESC, Lemondogs, fnatic and Wikipediots
2012-04-26 23:24
#57
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Sweden raveN4s[A]
fnaticRC vs SK O_O
2012-04-26 23:33
1 reply
really?
2012-04-27 00:17
When e2g changed name of team and who is main awp and IGL in this team, please? Btw. gl fnatic
2012-04-26 23:36
2 replies
atlantis awp
2012-04-26 23:53
#144
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France jaimez
They were named JaS but they found an organisation : Event to Give = e2g
2012-04-27 13:31
one month for online tournament o.o
2012-04-26 23:39
SICK B GROUP WAOWAO
2012-04-26 23:41
LETS GO SK ! LETS GO SK !
2012-04-26 23:47
I expect coloN to be sick, because it is online tournament, so coloN > all
2012-04-26 23:47
gogo winfakt :D
2012-04-26 23:48
why aint eshara participation
2012-04-26 23:49
gl fnatic :)))))
2012-04-26 23:50
nice
2012-04-26 23:51
Go fnatic <3 !
2012-04-26 23:51
oh easy win for wiki on net chlenix will be all over this tourney
2012-04-26 23:58
niceee ! gl SK
2012-04-26 23:59
#78
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Azerbaijan Talley
A1 Lemondogs A2 Wikipediots B1 Winfakt B2 fnatic
2012-04-26 23:59
Lemondogs :**********
2012-04-27 00:15
colon = online = monster = some will call him hacker! chances for wikepediots too good!
2012-04-27 00:21
6 replies
+1 I thik ESC is not cross group stages :D
2012-04-27 08:17
5 replies
yea i was thinkin same! i dont know what da faq is wid them! :D ESC: play like pro's in lan event, play like fuckin beginner zbots in online event. WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS? :$.
2012-04-27 11:48
4 replies
#182
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Poland woodb1ne
everybody cheats online, except ESC :D
2012-04-27 18:55
3 replies
lol ESC dont know hacking hahahha
2012-04-27 19:10
1 reply
ESC when they are playin online they think opposite team is fucking noob!
2012-04-28 11:10
not sure esc is trying to win or fucking kidding -__-
2012-04-28 11:09
#84
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Poland eksnajn
DREAMTEAM, DREAMTEAM, DREAMTEAM, DREAMTEAM !!! :))
2012-04-27 00:25
wOw!! Thats interesting
2012-04-27 00:34
Wikionliners GOGO
2012-04-27 00:35
Good Luck Na`Vi <33333
2012-04-27 01:20
Na'Vi Lemondogs ESC SK M5 fnatic
2012-04-27 04:06
3 replies
Na`Vi Wikipediots Lemondogs ESC sucks online Fnatic SK M5
2012-04-27 08:16
2 replies
still better than wiki
2012-04-27 11:35
1 reply
lets bet...:D colon > ESC online
2012-04-27 19:06
wow sk vs fn long time no see the vs
2012-04-27 04:15
1 reply
but its just group stage =((((((((((((((
2012-04-27 04:45
go Na`Vi !
2012-04-27 04:44
myR top group B? :P
2012-04-27 05:15
gogogo SK-Gaming
2012-04-27 05:19
gl m5. hard group :X
2012-04-27 05:35
wow cs online League? CS is really daying..
2012-04-27 06:53
gl Lemondogs
2012-04-27 08:07
GL wikipediots!!!! Go Go Trace!!! Best Luck SK :D
2012-04-27 08:14
Group B too easy for SK and fnatic ! HF NaVi and ESC ! GL Delpan ! Will love to see you own other teams with that AWP
2012-04-27 08:50
top 2 seeds easy
2012-04-27 08:53
Fnatic FTW!
2012-04-27 09:24
GL fnatic!!!!
2012-04-27 09:28
M5!
2012-04-27 10:17
Natus Vincere FTW!!! GL
2012-04-27 11:05
m5 pizda pohodu opat' :D
2012-04-27 11:20
Fnatic vs SK !! EL Classico :D
2012-04-27 11:24
good luck & hf WinFakt!
2012-04-27 11:27
GL E2G ! atlaNtis : AWP ozstrik3r : IGL with atlaNtis drizzer : strong man in bombsite B mshz and pressy : good rifle
2012-04-27 11:30
coooool! gogogo all teams :D
2012-04-27 11:37
A WHOLE MONTH WITH EPIC MATCHES EVERY 2. DAY <3
2012-04-27 11:44
Wikipediots
2012-04-27 12:01
nice drawn. Group B dA_KiNG waiting for new el classico
2012-04-27 12:17
GL aalll ]]] SK Gaming
2012-04-27 12:50
ESC!
2012-04-27 12:50
gl E2G, fnatic and Na`Vi!
2012-04-27 13:20
wiki got this
2012-04-27 14:09
gl NaVi & SK! :D
2012-04-27 14:10
from group 2 team or 3 ?
2012-04-27 14:37
fuck STREAM
2012-04-27 14:45
neo > all
2012-04-27 15:13
ESC vs NAVI in da final ofc
2012-04-27 15:19
1 reply
inet, not lan.
2012-04-27 16:14
DREAMTEAM ??
2012-04-27 15:28
oh NICE ggglhf all want Na`Vi win <3
2012-04-27 15:35
will be markeloff for important match or miss all tournament?
2012-04-27 15:52
gl sk
2012-04-27 16:37
gl E2G and M5
2012-04-27 17:30
what about ex-lions? They have lemondogs organization only for CPH right? Staying with them?
2012-04-27 17:40
dream champ :D
2012-04-27 18:02
please dont play during the day,, need watch this games ;p
2012-04-27 19:52
Na`Vi vs fnatic SK vs ESC :O
2012-04-27 20:56
Group B>A
2012-04-28 12:58
1 reply
not really since top1 & top2 teams are in group A.
2012-05-01 13:09
!
2012-04-28 14:45
ggglhf Na`Vi,Wikipediots,M5,WF!!! but gogogo Na`Vi win this tournament yeah I know it's online and it's hard but go4it!!!!!!!
2012-04-30 12:00
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