Intel Challenge Cup

It has been quite some time since the Intel Challenge Cup got announced. But as with many other invite tournaments, teams tend to sign up, but never show up. With less than a week till the start of Intel Challenge Cup, we feel it's the right time to announce what's going to happen.

The Intel Challenge Cup will be gathering some of very best European teams, plus a little latino blood. The Intel Challenge Cup will take place 14-16th September, and will be located in the Russian capital, Moscow. Hosting the Intel Challenge Cup will be the Crocus Expo, located in the heart of Moscow. The Challenge Cup will consist of a CS 1.6 invite tournament, with a total prize purse of 50.000$.

First part of the Intel Challenge Cup will consist of the Open Qualification, next up will be the Group play with of two stages, last but not least there is a Double Emlimination bracket with eight teams. The confirmed teams attending the Intel Challenge Cup, has been divided into two seeding pools. The two pools, teams and lineups are:

Top Seed Pool

mibr - bruno, cogu, bit, nak & chucky
ALTERNATE aTTax - mooN, roman, paN, approx & CHEF-KOCH
emuLate - MaT, mSx, ioRek, HaRtS & R!Go
roccat - lurppis, plastE, contE, naSu & ruuit
CMAX - Shiri, Kuppi, tihOp, Twista & SPIKEONE
SWERUS - RobbaN, walle, Neo, Tarlund & OverDrive
Virtus.pro - LeX, ROMJkE, Sally, edzie & Zeus
A-Gaming - B1ad3, we1ss, strike, xaoc & starix


High Seed Pool

Begrip Gaming - Xenitron, diNGo, Flatra, ex & hooch
A-Gaming.ru - minig, Gudron, Crawler, Rosco & Cohnet
forZe - F_1N, HEL1, Snoop, pohmel & xomA
Islanders - redman, blade, KALbI4, Rado & ED1K
pro100 - Kane, Edzie, kekc, raz0r & Zeus
eXplosive - wizard, yxo, angel, silence & craftik
k23 - Beast, Anvik, Adrenaline, KK & Mumino
B`Style -


There will be a Medium and Low seed pool, but this will not be announced untill Friday, where the qualification round will take place.

The distribution of the 50.000$ are as follows:

1. - 20,000$ USD
2. - 14,000$ USD
3. - 8,000$ USD
4. - 4,000$ USD
5-8. - 1,000$ USD
5-8. - 1,000$ USD
5-8. - 1,000$ USD
5-8. - 1,000$ USD


The Map List

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Some might wonder why we do not have any of the big Swedish teams attending. To update you guys on what's going on, here is a small summary.

SK will not be attending due to SpawN will be on a PR trip to Taiwan with SteelSeries. On the PR trip, SpawN will be promoting the new mousemat he developed in co-operation with SteelSeries. As you might have noticed, SK will be present in Moscow. RobbaN will be attending with the mix team consisting of; walle, Neo, Tarlund, Overdrive and the man himself.

fnatic simply did not wish to participate. They recently won a series of great qualifiers/leagues, and might need a little rest before the next major tournament, which in their case will be WCG Finals in Seattle, USA.

The new Swedish team EYE, got invited to the Intel Challenge Cup. But they however struck with visa issues which made them unable to attend.

NiP hasn't announced any specific reason why they won't attend. But with a lineup only consisting of four players, they might not see the need to attend.

So where is NoA and the other Danish teams? Unfortunally for the teams, the Intel Challenge Cup will be taking place in the same weekend as the Danish WCG Qualifier. Some teams did get an invite, but simply focused on the WCG Qualifier.

HLTV.org will of course be updating you with the latest news. We will as always be hosting HLTV's for this great Challenge Cup. Drop by our coverage section to stay updated with scores, demos and the regular stuff.

i Think Virtus.pro can take this :) innfront of mibr and eml.
2007-09-11 14:08
Team ROCCAT Will Fuck all :) ... ForZe can change its name to " Virtus 2006 " if they imploy LeX
2007-09-11 14:19
Virtus.pro - LeX, ROMJkE, Sally, edzie & Zeus pro100 - Kane, Edzie, kekc, raz0r & Zeus WTF?
2007-09-11 16:09
just old lineup
2007-09-12 21:07
#4
Macedonia Idze 
mibt a think:D
2007-09-11 16:27
Virtus.pro the best!
2007-09-11 16:27
2 sHocke - moviem.lv oficial lineup virtus.pro: Virtus.pro - LeX, ROMJkE, Sally, edzie & Zeus
2007-09-11 16:37
SWERUS - RobbaN, walle, Neo, Tarlund & OverDrive Oh GODDDDDDDDDDDD have mercy of the teams that got in their way... omg GL
2007-09-11 16:55
good !
2007-09-11 18:19
go mibr :D
2007-09-11 18:32
2 #3 it must be mistake pro100 - kane, keks, razor, frost, zu-zu go-go-go Ukraine!!! GL!! swerus - interesting mix ))
2007-09-11 18:57
Watch out for k23 and bEAST ;) Maybe the best CS player in the world in a few years ;)
2007-09-11 20:12
I think the russians and the swedish guys are being mean to Neo. Why not PSWRUS? It would sound way cooller(hehe russian dude hehe)
2007-09-11 20:21
first = mibr for sure!!!
2007-09-11 20:49
MiBR = #1 ;)
2007-09-11 21:56
#15
mixwell | 
Spain m4t4 
nice competition 1.attax 2.roccat 3.mibr lets see :P
2007-09-11 23:16
1.mibr 2.emulate 3.aTTax 4.Virtus.pro
2007-09-12 00:10
#17
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
neo from PGS?
2007-09-12 10:32
#17 ye swepolrus maybe? :) or SPR?:> see that: SPR :: walle SPR :: NEo K. SPR :: RobbaN SPR :: Tarlund SPR :: OverDrive nice one
2007-09-12 11:11
Go SWERUS :D
2007-09-12 11:36
SWERUS a great surprise :)hope they'll own :)
2007-09-12 12:05
Virtus.pro - LeX, ROMJkE, Sally, edzie & Zeus pro100 - Kane, Edzie, kekc, raz0r & Zeus 2 Zeus?
2007-09-12 12:32
#22
Germany Wii 
1. mibr 2. attax 3. roccat
2007-09-12 16:41
up *-*
2007-09-12 17:50
gogo roccat :)
2007-09-12 21:07
shit happens... walle, RobbaN and MaT from emuL have visa problem too, so there is no SWERUS and emuLate on ICC2007 :(
2007-09-13 00:49
lets see wat mibr got with cky :)
2007-09-13 18:31
emL won t come ... MaT didn t manage to get his passport . Swerus have problems too ...
2007-09-13 18:31
I understand thet SWERUS and emuLate won't play :( So will the ICC delay or it will start tonight?
2007-09-14 11:42
The qualification round will be tonight, the real action will start tomorrow. We will keep you posted with HLTV's as soon as we receive any info.
2007-09-14 16:18
13 sept. 14.00-22.00 Moscow Time (GMT +3) - registration for premilinary round (medium and low-seed pool) 14 sept. 9.00-18.00 - preliminary round in action 15-16 sept. 9.00-18.00 - main championship
2007-09-14 15:18
hltv?
2007-09-14 16:00
We will keep you posted with HLTV's as soon as we receive any info.
2007-09-14 16:18
no hltv?
2007-09-15 08:57
no :)
2007-09-15 09:00
CNO had trouble with visums so they wont be attending icc.
2007-09-15 09:09
gl mibr and attax
2007-09-15 09:24
gl AG and pro100 pro100 - Kane, frost, kekc, raz0r & ZU-ZU
2007-09-15 09:32
а где можно узнать хлтв?
2007-09-15 10:00
pliz give me HLTV ip`s
2007-09-15 10:03
#41
Russia JaS 
When know HLTV on INtel Challenge Cup plz.
2007-09-15 10:03
pro100 [23:07] DTS @ train Roccat [23:07] Triat Gaming @ train forZe [24:06] Out of Control @ inferno Begrip Gaming [19:11] AgAt @ inferno Deathfish [07:23] AG @ train nln.ru [19:11] Spekrt.su @ train mibr [24:06] Pro.team @ train eXplosive [19:11] Face @ train Sky Tech [04:26] aTTax @ train Goodmanagment [23:07] 88 @ train Snatch [05:25] Virtus.pro @ train SealTeam [08:22] Islanders @ train K23 [25:05] SWERUS @ train TERRA-X [09:21] Spray'n'pray @ train CMAX.GG [10:20] AG @ train !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2007-09-15 11:04
fuck this shit. No hltv on that tournament. Only some slots and they are under pw:s.
2007-09-15 11:16
#44
Russia JaS 
2pac_kz when know rezult??
2007-09-15 11:18
Some slots? where?
2007-09-15 11:26
wtf? what do u mean?
2007-09-15 11:27
theyre under passwords and those slots are for some screen in icc.
2007-09-15 11:54
give me plz,ip that under password.
2007-09-15 11:58
where did u get it?
2007-09-15 11:58
All info is on www.gotfrag.com .
2007-09-15 12:33
ya, hltv finally up. n its not a fake :D
2007-09-15 14:08
89.208.21.50:2701-16
2007-09-15 14:19
#55
Slovakia 1hp 
GO aTTaX !!!!!!!!!!!
2007-09-15 14:36
1. Virtus.pro 2. aTTaX 3. CMAX.gg 4. MiBR
2007-09-15 21:18
cmax attax virtus mirb
2007-09-15 23:03
hltv.rekrut.ru:27001 to hltv.rekrut.ru:27016
2007-09-16 08:54
#59
Lithuania inT- 
CMAX lost vs a-gaming...
2007-09-16 09:50
#60
 | 
Slovakia seekerko 
CMAX vs A-gaming 16:14 ATTAX vs Virtus.pro 11:16 88 gamig vs MiBR 7:16 pro 100 vs Islanders 16:5 and now upcoming matches are : cmax vs virtus WB mibr vs attax & pro 100 vs a-gaming
2007-09-16 11:59
mibr 2 - 16 attax Amazing gaming 16- 6 pro100
2007-09-16 12:33
#62
 | 
Slovakia seekerko 
attax rullez :P FTW
2007-09-16 12:42
where can i can find hltv's for this tourney?
2007-09-16 13:07
gotfrag
2007-09-16 13:14
CMAX.gg 18 Virtus.pro 22 GG VP!
2007-09-16 13:32
ye )) vp the best ^_^
2007-09-16 13:46
TAWI VP!!!
2007-09-16 14:18
#68
Germany Wii 
CMAX.gg vs. attax 16:12 Final: CMAX.gg vs. VP!!
2007-09-16 14:45
VP GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2007-09-16 15:38
Virtus.pro 19-15 CMAX.gg ( de_train ) 1 место — Virtus.pro — 20 000$ 2 место — CMAX.gg — 14 000$ 3 место — ALTERNATE aTTaX — 8 000$ 4 место — A-Gaming — 4 000$ 5 место — Made in Brazil — 1 000$ 5 место — pro100 — 1 000$ 7 место — Saint-Petersburg Islanders — 1 000$ 7 место — 88 gaming — 1 000$
2007-09-16 15:54
v.pro reborn =)
2007-09-16 17:36
vp the best:)mnogo babla scuki zagrebli >:D
2007-09-16 17:49
cyka peduku hltv bi cdelalu ydoTbl :(
2007-09-16 21:11
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