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Nevertheless, Renegades managed to find a round to take the top seed at the Minor. ViCi easily took the first map against Grayhound, but the Australians returned the favor with a win of their own.
The third map would end up being a close one based on the score, but a dominant win based on the performance.
ViCi took a 9—6 lead and then a 12—6 lead. However, Grayhound would then win the next ten of eleven rounds, shutting down ViCi's terrorist side to join Renegades at the Major.
The North America qualifier featured sixteen teams. Eight teams were invited and another eight teams qualified through four online qualifiers.
The qualifier would have a sixteen team, double elimination bracket and teams would play until six teams qualified for the Americas Minor.
The South America qualifier featured eight teams. Four teams were invited and another four teams qualified through two online qualifiers. This qualifier have an eight team, double elimination, best of three bracket.
Teams would play until two teams qualified for the Minor. Team Envy won its first Major-related game after its new branding as the Americans completely shut down Brazil's Team One.
After dominating the Minor qualifier, eUnited's run to the Major ended in a letdown as Team One was able to come back from a nine-round deficit in the first map and then used that drive to easily take the second map as eUnited were sent home.
Meanwhile, INTZ was able to take down Imperial, but the victory came at more of a struggle than anticipated as Imperial was able to take a map.
The last Katowice Minor group stage set was an extremely close one. The first map went in favor of Team One cleanly.
In the second map on Dust II, Envy's new in-game leader Finn "karrigan" Andersen was about to lead Envy to evening the series, but a small and sudden surge from Team One sent the game to overtime.
After the game was tied at 17, Envy was able to clutch it out to send it to a third map. At first, Team One's 13—9 lead seemed to be sufficient, but Envy was able to bring it back to tie the game at After some very close rounds, Envy's persistence beat out that of Team One and Envy moved on.
Kaike "kscerato" Cerato, after being rumored of being transferred to MIBR , had 14 more kills than the next closest player's kill count.
This qualifier featured the teams that placed third in their respective Minors. This phase was a four team, best of three, double elimination bracket.
The Minor play-in took place on January 27, The first game of the day featured a major upset, with ViCi taking down North as Philip "aizy" Aistrup struggled massively for his team with just eight kills.
The winner's match was a very close one as both teams knew one more win would send them to the top twenty-four at the Major.
In the back and forth affair, Winstrike came out on top Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov and his team were able to outlast the impact Zhihong "aumaN" Liu had for ViCi and Winstrike headed to its third consecutive Major.
North was able to take a 13—2 lead against Envy in the first best of three in the elimination match and was able to close out the map despite a small comeback attempt from the American side.
The second map was fairly close, but Envy could not get its foot completely off the ground as North looked to seek revenge against ViCi.
The first map was a close one. After falling behind after the first half, North was able to take a 12—10 lead. North got off to a very good start in the first half of the second map, ending the score with 11—4, including taking 11 of the last 12 rounds.
That lead turned into 12—6, but ViCi were suddenly able to tie it up at 12 and then the game went to overtime at More back and forth ensued until the game reached double overtime.
The major is streamed in various languages across Twitch. The top 20 players of were ranked by HLTV. Below is the list of players in the top 20 who are participating in the Major.
This list was significant in that it was the first time that all five players from the same team were ranked in the top 20, as Astralis dominated Most achievements have whether the player was the most valuable player of the tournament MVP or an extremely valuable player in the tournament EVP.
The rankings shown below reflect the February 11, rankings. The HLTV. The world ranking is based on teams' achievements over the past year with severe decay in points throughout each month , recent form over the last 2 months, and performance at the last 10 LAN events.
All of that is predicated around a 3-man core each team is required to have in order to retain their past points. Points cap at points. The following list shows the relevant tournaments to the rankings.
From top to bottom, the tournament becomes more relevant to the rankings. Those in gold indicates the tournament was a Major, meaning Valve, the developers of the game, sponsored the tournament to host a CS:GO Major.
A premier tournament means it offers an outstanding prize pool, is frequently played offline, and features the best players from all over the world.
A major tournament simply means the tournament features a large prize pool and a good number of top teams; the major tournaments that are shown below are only shown because a team from the major participated in the event.
This list also shows where the tournament took place, the number of teams at the tournament, the winner and runner-up, prize pool, and — if applicable — the most valuable player of the tournament.
The Challengers stage, also known as the Preliminary stage and formerly known as the offline qualifier, was a sixteen team swiss tournament.
The seeding was released on February 6, Next to each team's name under the "Team" column is each team's initial seeding.
Under each of the "Rounds" columns are the team's opponent's seed at the time the round was played. ViCi got off to hot 8—1 start before Fnatic recovered by the end and trailed only 6—9.
Starting in the second half, it looked like Fnatic was looking to take it after taking the first two gun rounds.
However, ViCi changed up some strategies and then ran over the top seeded Swedes and an upset happened in the very first match of the Major.
Weijie "zhokiNg" Zhong had 26 kills and Zhuo "advent" Liang had 25 to lead ViCi while not needing Andrew "kaze" Khong to go on a superstar performance as he normally does.
What was supposed to be a tightly contested map turned to a fairly convincing win. Aaron "AZR" Ward lead the server with 24 kills.
Cloud9 got off to a hot start against Grayhound Gaming with a 6—0 lead, which included two 1 vs 3 clutches by the newcomer Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro and the veteran Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey Grayhound did keep it close, including winning five unanswered in the second half to keep it within one, but Cloud9 took the match to progress to the phase.
Nobody knew how TyLoo would do at the Major since the team played at zero tournaments since December, but, lead by YuLun "Summer" Cai, the newly formed TyLoo lineup had zero trouble once it got to its counter-terrorist side.
Vega tried to surprise the world again with an upset over G2 and it started well with a 9—6 lead at the half. However, G2 had an even better terrorist side in the second half as Kenny "kennyS" Schrublooked like he had returned to his old self with 29 kills and Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro, who had faced criticism for underperforming, had Igor "crush" Shevchenko had 25 for Vega, but the team fell just short.
Vega took an early lead over its Russian compatriots, but Spirit took the next eight of ten rounds before Vega made it close again at the half.
However, Spirit pulled away again and took a 14—11 lead. Vega then turned on the jets and suddenly took the next five rounds to close out the messy game.
On the B stream, Grayhound bounced back from a close loss against Cloud9 and took a 13—2 lead over Vitality. However, Vitality won a few rounds in a row and then took advantage of Grayhound's inexperience.
Grayhound eventually got to match point late into the game, but Vitality tied the game right up to send the game to overtime.
Grayhound got a round on the seemingly-elusive terrorist side to possibly to it in an advantage, but Vitality adjusted its strategies and took two terrorist rounds to complete the comeback.
Dan "apEX" Madesclaire had the best performance out of anyone with 36 kills and ZywOo bounced back with Oliver "DickStacy" Tierney also broke the 30 barrier and Chris "dexter"' Nong and Euan "sterling" Moore had 23 kills each, but the Australian team could not hold on in the end.
Fnatic was upset once again as the Swedes could not get anything going against Winstrike as they fell 2—13 at the first half. Fnatic nearly came back, but a 1 vs.
Although Richard "Xizt" Landström was the highest rated player for Fnatic, the rest of Fnatic was shut down.
Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen had 23 kills in the win. Jame and Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov were able to make the comeback possible with 27 and 21 kills, respectively.
TyLoo continued it surprise run by defeating Cloud9 in dominating fashion. G2 looked to go up to two wins and it won the second round with a weak buy and went up 2—1.
However, ENCE won twelve unanswered and closed the half with a 13—2 lead. G2 performed better on its counter-terrorist side, but the lead was too much and ENCE easily took the map.
The veteran Aleksi "allu" Jalli and the two young players sergej and Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen had 20 kills each in the win. Ethan and Jacob "FugLy" Medina in the dominating win.
Zhuo "advent" Liang only had one kill for the majority of the map and ViCi's start player Wing Hei "Freeman" Cheung also struggled with just 8 while zhokiNg did well with Renegades's three weeks of bootcamp paid off as the Australians went up 2—0 against NiP.
Although NiP mounted a comeback when Renegades reached map point, a hit on the A bombsite completely ran over NiP's defense and Renegades took the win.
Vitality started day 2 with a romp over Vega 16—1, as the French took twelve unanswered to close out the game. All of Vega performed poorly, including Anton "tonyblack" Kolesnikov, who was the best performing player for Vega, as nobody broke double digits for the team.
Winstrike took advantage of NiP banning to one of its strongest maps as, aside from f0rest, the Swedes could not get much done.
Aurimas "Kvik" Kvaksis had 29 kills for Winstrike and only David "n0rb3r7" Danielyan underperformed in the game.
The pick that many chose to go moved on to the high ground of round 4 ViCi dominated Cloud9 on Inferno. Although legendary player Robin "flusha" Rönnquist kept pace with ViCi with 21 kills, everyone one else on Cloud9 stumbled.
ViCi's two star players came alive and Zhihong "aumaN" Liu contributed with 20 kills. Renegades finally made it to the top 16 after years of turmoil and the Australians took down fan favorite ENCE as Justin "jks" Savage had a massive series with 51 kills across the two maps while Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad's supportive role proved to be vital.
Fnatic stayed alive and avoided another upset after taking down Renegades' compatriots Grayhound. Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga and Liam "malta" Schembri struggled in the loss and Grayhound was eliminated.
FURIA had another massive counter-terrorist side on Mirage, but struggled again on its terrorist side. Spirit started to mount a big comeback, garnering 7 rounds in the second half, but the lead was too much and FURIA closed it out.
Spirit took a 12—6 lead on the second map and looked to tie up the series, but FURIA won seven unanswered to take the lead.
Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka had 40 kills across the two maps for Spirit, but he struggled on the second map in the losing effort.
Vitality and ViCi kicked off round four. ViCi was able to take a 10—5 lead at the end of the first half and then went up and looked to pull off another upset.
However, eight unanswered rounds from Vitality suddenly gave the French match point, but ViCi managed to snag the thirtieth round to send the game to overtime.
A back and forth affair took the game to triple overtime, where Vitality pulled off the win. On the second map, ViCi started on the much more favored side on Nuke, but the team only managed to get eight rounds.
Vitality took advantage of this and after a shaky start to the second half, Vitality moved on to the New Legends stage. The Chinese team then went up 11—7, but it would not have any more luck as it could not get past the Kazakh defense and took map one.
ENCE took a huge 11—4 lead to start off the last series of day 3, including winning ten in a row. Winstrike started to bring it back behind WorldEdit and Boombl4, but the lead was too far gone.
Winstrike managed to take that momentum from the first map and convert it to the second map with a half. ENCE managed to scrappily pick up rounds, but Winstrike closed map two with ease.
Map three showcased the dominant counter-terrorist side on Train. ENCE took a massive 14—1 lead, including a wild 1 vs 3 sergej clutch.
However, Winstrike came all the way back by taking 12 of 13 rounds to make the score 15— ENCE made some tweaks and squeezed out a winning round to move on.
Day 4 began with a thriller in the rematch of the historic game, when Vega eliminated NiP at the Atlanta Major in the qualifier, making that Major the first Major NiP did not take part of.
Vega showed off its strong counter-terrorist side on Overpass in the first half, but NiP did the same as well in the second half, even when Vega had eight match points, and the game headed to overtime.
The overtime was also close, but Vega managed to not give up the massive advantage it had and closed out map one. Mirage was the last map and Vega took a 9—6 lead and then the first pistol round.
However, NiP's defense held strong, letting Vega only find rounds once in a while, and eliminated the Russian team. Fnatic came out strong with an halftime lead over G2.
G2 had a strong second half start, but Fnatic would easily take the first map. After a close first half on the second map, but G2 would pull away with an easy win of its own, letting Fnatic only take two rounds as Lucky had a big game.
The last map Overpass was historically a good map for both teams. Fnatic took the pistol round, but G2 followed up with nine rounds in a row and the half ended 11—4 in the side of the French.
Fnatic was able to take the first gun round, but a harsh reset to the economy spelled the end of Fnatic, putting Fnatic's fourteen Major streak of finishing in the top sixteen to an end.
Simon "twist" Eliasson, who had only nine kills, had struggled for Fnatic throughout the event, and the number one seed fell. FURIA looked to carry that momentum, but it was Cloud9 who turned things around and won a 16—1 game of its own.
The final map was much more competitive than the first two, as the half ended in 8—7 in favor of FURIA. Cloud9 then took the first six rounds of the second half to take the lead at 13—8, but FURIA finally took two rounds.
NiP and ViCi had a very close first half on the first map, with the Swedes leading on 8—7. In the second half, despite aumaN leading the server, ViCi could not get a single round in the second half and NiP cruised to a win.
The second map started with ViCi taking the first five rounds, then NiP took the next eight before ViCi took the last two of the first round.
In the second half, however, NiP only had a brief period of success on its terrorist side and ViCi was able to tie the series in after the close game.
After a back and forth start on Mirage, NiP pulled away and took a big halftime lead. ViCi was able gather two sets of three rounds, but deficit was too much to come back from and NiP moved on.
G2 managed to have a good counter-terrorist side, but TyLoo had an even better one in the second half, as G2 only scrapped up two rounds.
Dust II was historically a good G2 map and it showed why as the French had an even better first half than the last with a 13—2 lead.
G2 then easily finished up the game to force a third map. G2 matched its halftime score from the second map in the third map. TyLoo tried to come back after taking the second half pistol round, but G2's economy rounds somehow managed to overrun TyLoo and G2 moved on.
TyLoo started the tournament 2—0, but ended in as it could not get a best of three win. Cloud9 started on the much more favored side on Nuke and easily took an 11—4 lead.
Winstrike tried to put on a big performance for its counter-terrorist side in the second half, but Cloud9 denied much success as autimatic dominated the map.
Cloud9 won the pistol round to carry the momentum, but some crucial mistakes allowed Winstrike to take the next three rounds and then eventually an 8—7 lead.
Winstrike won the first two rounds, but Cloud9 won seven rounds in a row to go up and then 15— Winstrike then regrouped and then tied the game at In overtime, Winstrike dominated the first round, but Cloud9, lead by RUSH's plays, took the next four to survive and move on.
The New Legends stage, formerly known as the Group stage, used the same format as the Challengers stage.
The seeding was released on February 19, Meanwhile, apEX dropped 30 kills as Vitality put up a strong counter-terrorist side. However, Renegades put up an even better half in the second at as the Australians shut down most of what ENCE had to offer.
Natus Vincere Na'Vi had an unexpected performance from Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev with 23 kills and everyone on the team had a good game, limiting the impact kennyS had for G2 Esports.
Ninjas in Pyjamas took a huge halftime lead on Nuke at 11—4, but did start on the much more favored side, giving NRG Esports a chance.
NRG did start the comeback, but at 15—14, NiP managed to sneak in that last round to pull off the win, the REZ's 33 kills to lead the way.
Despite starting on the more favored side, compLexity could not get anything going, even with Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's 18 kills.
However, shox's crew, lead by kennyS's 25 kills, took control and won 10 rounds in the second half to BIG's 4 and sent the German team to 0—2.
However, MIBR found a strategy to counter compLexity in the second half and easily won it out and avoided the 0—2.
NRG decided to take a risk and bought with low money and it paid off and eventually tied the game at Renegades pulled off another upset and went up 9—0 in series since the Asia Minor as AZR had another huge game.
FaZe's Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer , named the best player in , struggled with just 10 kills. Vitality and Na'Vi was a thriller that headed to triple overtime.
Vitality had chances, but Denis "electronic" Sharipov and Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev bailed Na'Vi out to barely survive.
Team Liquid had a hot start, but NiP settled in and eventually took the lead late into the game. However, Liquid stabilized towards the end and shut down whatever NiP had to offer despite f0rest's 26 kills.
Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella lead all players with 28 kills. Day 2 started with MIBR against G2 Esports and the Brazilians took a strong 8—1 lead before G2 recovered and only were down by the end of the half.
G2 kept the half close at 13—11, but coldzera and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo put up kills in crucial moments, including winning a 2 vs 4, as MIBR took the map win.
Vitality, lead by apEX and ZywOo, just barely won out over Cloud9, even though flusha had 27 kills and Zellsis with 24 as the Frenchmen went up 2—1.
Astralis looked like it put a halt onto Renegades's Cinderella run as the world's number one put up a halftime lead and then a 14—5 lead.
However, Renegades showed that it could compete with the best and put up ten unanswered to suddenly take a 15—14 lead before Astralis tied it up and the game headed to overtime.
Renegades then continued its streak and then took down the Danish giants in map one. Renegades then took a halftime lead on Nuke, a map Astralis had not lost in over a year.
However, Astralis's defense combined with some big mistakes from Renegades completely shut down whatever the Oceanic team had to offer and Astralis cruised in the second half.
Astralis did not look back in the third map and dominated and the Danes were the first team to the playoffs; in addition, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's team was the first team to beat Renegades during this Katowice run, as dev1ce and Peter "dupreeh" Rothmann were instrumental in the victory.
ENCE then took a big 11—4 lead. BIG made it relatively close in the second half, but the lead was too far gone and BIG was eliminated.
The first map between Liquid and Na'Vi was a back and forth affair, but the halftime score went in favor of Liquid 9—6. Despite Liquid limiting s1mple, Egor "flamie" Vasilyev stepped up with 26 kills.
However, Liquid's teamwork proved to be more effective, with its newest acquisition Jake "Stewie2K" Yip leading the way with 21 kills and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski followed up also with 21 kills as Liquid barely sneaked by.
The second map also featured a close first half, as Liquid only lead 8—7. Even though s1mple stepped up compared to the last map, Liquid's terrorist side was too much for Na'Vi to handle as Liquid was the second team to move on.
The last series of day two was a thriller between NRG and compLexity. On Nuke, NRG had an 8—7 lead while in the terrorist side, meaning its second half would be on the much more favored side.
However, despite a good start, NRG could not follow through as stanislaw put up big numbers, ending the game with 45 kills.
The game headed to double overtime, where compLexity pulled out the upset. On Cache, NRG once again had an 8—7 lead while on the less favored side.
However, compLexity started off with six in a row before NRG found a rhythm and went up 15—14, only for compLexity to tie it as Rory "dephh" Jackson defused the bomb in round In overtime, compLexity found itself in a winning position and secured the set as Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan found a kill onto daps.
Renegades continued to flaunt their top form as it started off with a 10—1 lead over Vitality. The French somewhat recovered to make it 11—4, but there was no stopping the Renegades train as the Australian team easily took the first map.
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