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ELEAGUE Boston 2018 | Team Pick'Em Discussion Thread | Playoffs

ELEAGUE Boston 2018 | Team Pick'Em Discussion Thread | PlayoffsELEAGUE Boston 2018: Get ready for the first major playoff bracket of 2018! A Valve funded CS:GO major tournament has reached the playoffs stage and as fans, we can participate in the major HYPE by playing a mini game on the game client itself. The game is Team Pick'Em!

Recap on what are Stickers and where you can buy them can be found in the previous Pick'Em megathreads: Group Stage and the Prelim Stage.

In the Group Stage, there were 9 choices to be made:


Pick one of the 2 teams you think will go undefeated during the group stage with a 3-0 record.
Pick one of the 2 teams you think will be eliminated without winning a game during the group stage with a 0-3 record.
Pick 7 other teams you think will go through to the playoffs during the group stage.


8 teams have qualified to the playoffs. How did you fare in this stage of Pick'Em? Did you get the 3-0 and 0-3 picks right? How many of the 7 teams did you pick correctly that received the "Legend Team" status?

External Websites and Apps to play Team Pick'Em

Valve has opened up an API that helps in creating external tools that help you to make picks in case you do not have access to the game client itself. If you are on a vacation, at work, traveling or at the major itself, now you don't need to open the game to make the choices. Here is an option that has been presented to the subreddit in the past week.

Website: https://csgopickem.net/ by /u/Lucaber - Original thread

There might be other websites and apps out there as well.

How to play Team Pick'Em for Playoffs

The objective for playing Team Pick'Em is to predict how the playoff bracket will work out according to you. Please keep in mind that the choices for who you think will win the quarters, semis and finals should be made *before** the quarter-finals begin on Friday and these choices will count for all the next 3 days (26th to 28th).* Yes, you have to guess who wins the quarterfinals and according to your selected teams, pick who will win the semis and who wins the finals. Pretty difficult to get gold this time, right?

Playoffs Stage Picks (example)


Pick the winners of 4 quarterfinal games, each correct pick is worth 12 points
Pick the winners from the 2 semifinal games, each correct pick is worth 10 points
Pick the winner of the final, the correct pick is worth 7 points.


Once again a reminder, you will only get one chance to pick how the playoff bracket will play out. All 7 picks for the playoffs must be made before the quarterfinal games begin on Friday, the 26th. Yes, you won't know who qualified for the semis or the finals but you have to guess who will proceed with your acute sense of analysis ;)

PS: The points for quarters are more than the semis and finals because as we go ahead in the stage, it would be less likely to get your pick correct, hence more points are awarded in the beginning of the stage (i.e. the quarterfinals). All these games will be BO3.

There are a total of 111 points that you can earn in these 3 phases; 9 points for the Preliminary Stage, 27 points for the Group Stage and 75 for the Playoffs Stage. At the end of the major you will earn a bronze, silver or a gold Team Pick'Em Trophy if you score 25, 50 and 75 points and above respectively.

Playoff bracket to help you make picks:



Quarterfinals


Semifinals


Finals


Winner



FaZe Clan 
0



vs

Q1
Your Q1 pick
0



mousesports 
0






vs

SF1
Your SF1 pick
0



Natus Vincere 
0



vs

Q2
Your Q2 pick
0



Quantum Bellator Fire 
0









vs

GF
Your GF Pick


G2 Esports 
0



vs

Q3
Your Q3 pick
0



Cloud 9 
0






vs

SF2
Your SF2 pick
0



SK Gaming 
0



vs

Q4
Your Q4 pick
0



fnatic 
0




This is one example of how you have to make picks all the way till selecting the winner of the Grand Final.

You have a little more than 3 days from the beginning of this post to lock in your brackets! 

Full Schedule and Discussion thread.

Some concluding Notes

Now that you know how to play these games and how the scoring system works, you can discuss what would be the wise choices to complete your playoff bracket! Go simulate the bracket, pick teams who you think will win all the way up to the finals. Here is the schedule and discussion thread for the major. Here is the blog post by Valve regarding this. Please feel free to discuss your analysis and thoughts over here. You can also ask suggestions here if you are not sure who to choose.

25 points is current 1% right now!

ELEAGUE's website

Good luck, have fun!
ELEAGUE Boston 2018 | Team Pick'Em Discussion Thread | Playoffs

ELEAGUE Boston 2018: Get ready for the first major playoff bracket of 2018! A Valve funded CS:GO major tournament has reached the playoffs stage and as fans, we can participate in the major HYPE by playing a mini game on the game client itself. The game is Team Pick'Em!

Recap on what are Stickers and where you can buy them can be found in the previous Pick'Em megathreads: Group Stage and the Prelim Stage.

In the Group Stage, there were 9 choices to be made:

Pick one of the 2 teams you think will go undefeated during the group stage with a 3-0 record. Pick one of the 2 teams you think will be eliminated without winning a game during the group stage with a 0-3 record. Pick 7 other teams you think will go through to the playoffs during the group stage.

8 teams have qualified to the playoffs. How did you fare in this stage of Pick'Em? Did you get the 3-0 and 0-3 picks right? How many of the 7 teams did you pick correctly that received the "Legend Team" status?

External Websites and Apps to play Team Pick'Em

Valve has opened up an API that helps in creating external tools that help you to make picks in case you do not have access to the game client itself. If you are on a vacation, at work, traveling or at the major itself, now you don't need to open the game to make the choices. Here is an option that has been presented to the subreddit in the past week.

Website: https://csgopickem.net/ by /u/Lucaber - Original thread

There might be other websites and apps out there as well.

How to play Team Pick'Em for Playoffs

The objective for playing Team Pick'Em is to predict how the playoff bracket will work out according to you. Please keep in mind that the choices for who you think will win the quarters, semis and finals should be made *before** the quarter-finals begin on Friday and these choices will count for all the next 3 days (26th to 28th).* Yes, you have to guess who wins the quarterfinals and according to your selected teams, pick who will win the semis and who wins the finals. Pretty difficult to get gold this time, right?

Playoffs Stage Picks () Pick the winners of 4 quarterfinal games, each correct pick is worth 12 points Pick the winners from the 2 semifinal games, each correct pick is worth 10 points Pick the winner of the final, the correct pick is worth 7 points.

Once again a reminder, you will only get one chance to pick how the playoff bracket will play out. All 7 picks for the playoffs must be made before the quarterfinal games begin on Friday, the 26th. Yes, you won't know who qualified for the semis or the finals but you have to guess who will proceed with your acute sense of analysis ;)

PS: The points for quarters are more than the semis and finals because as we go ahead in the stage, it would be less likely to get your pick correct, hence more points are awarded in the beginning of the stage (i.e. the quarterfinals). All these games will be BO3.

There are a total of 111 points that you can earn in these 3 phases; 9 points for the Preliminary Stage, 27 points for the Group Stage and 75 for the Playoffs Stage. At the end of the major you will earn a bronze, silver or a gold Team Pick'Em Trophy if you score 25, 50 and 75 points and above respectively.

Playoff bracket to help you make picks: Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Winner FaZe Clan 0 vs Q1 Your Q1 pick 0 mousesports 0 vs SF1 Your SF1 pick 0 Natus Vincere 0 vs Q2 Your Q2 pick 0 Quantum Bellator Fire 0 vs GF Your GF Pick G2 Esports 0 vs Q3 Your Q3 pick 0 Cloud 9 0 vs SF2 Your SF2 pick 0 SK Gaming 0 vs Q4 Your Q4 pick 0 fnatic 0 This is one example of how you have to make picks all the way till selecting the winner of the Grand Final.

You have a little more than 3 days from the beginning of this post to lock in your brackets!

Full Schedule and Discussion thread. Some concluding Notes

Now that you know how to play these games and how the scoring system works, you can discuss what would be the wise choices to complete your playoff bracket! Go simulate the bracket, pick teams who you think will win all the way up to the finals. Here is the schedule and discussion thread for the major. Here is the blog post by Valve regarding this. Please feel free to discuss your analysis and thoughts over here. You can also ask suggestions here if you are not sure who to choose.

25 points is current 1% right now!

ELEAGUE's website

Good luck, have fun!

Picked them to go 0-3 twice... never again

Picked them to go 0-3 twice... never again

Now watch them lose in the first round, just to piss you off.

Bold Strategy Cotton

Ez gold pick em

In 5 days we'll look like fools and you'll be our king.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for late 1/22/18 (1/23/18, 1.36.2.3)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for late 1/22/18 (1/23/18, 1.36.2.3)

Via the CS:GO blog:

BOSTON 2018 PICK’EM CHALLENGE Enabled playoff Pick’Em bracket for Boston 2018 Major Championship. Build your bracket and predict all Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Grand Final winners. You’ll earn 12 points for each correct Quarterfinal pick, 10 points for each correct Semifinal pick, and 7 points for picking the Grand Final winner. All brackets will be locked at 9 AM Eastern Time on Friday January 26 before the first playoff matches start, so make sure your bracket is ready! MISC Fixed an unlocalized string in GOTV timeout UI, which now will show total number of timeouts allowed and how many timeouts a team has taken.

Rumor has it:

Pick'Em picks for the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 main event are open! You have until Friday morning at (or around, because official notes) 7:45 AM CST/8:45 AM EST/1345 UTC to make your selections.

HEY, READ THIS: just like Atlanta and Krakow 2017, you must make ALL of your picks for all parts of the main event right away. Once the main event starts, Pick'Em will not unlock between phases! Points have been awarded server-side for your group stage picks - share your results!

There's also some Canals texture updates (it's internally referred to as Venice): https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/b39401e08a24c8e7c48caa744a3d6871b573a0aa

Size is close to 10 MB

Thank mr wickedplayer911

Ahh, The panoroma is here, Finally. Thanks GabeN for making my life better....

thank mr wickedplayer994

994

What.

JW on twitter: "I was harsh on you in the beginning @ropzicle, you have proved me and everyone else wrong. Welcome to the big dong club."

JW on twitter: "I was harsh on you in the beginning @ropzicle, you have proved me and everyone el...

See kng? Apologizing for having been a dick isn’t so hard after all....

Ropz is truly a player that has impressed all. He went from grinding faceit, to playing on a top 10 material team. I wish him the best of luck in the playoffs.

difference is kng cannot concieve that he could possibly be wrong.

https://twitter.com/kngvito/status/955144327080050689?s=17

He knows he was wrong but still seems too proud to apologize....

ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 - New Champions Stage Quarterfinals Matchups

ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 - New Champions Stage Quarterfinals MatchupsIMAGE

BRACKET




FaZe Clan  vs.  mousesports
Natus Vincere  vs.  Quantum Bellator Fire





G2 Esports  vs.  Cloud9
SK Gaming  vs.  Fnatic *




Games will be broadcasted as in the following order with the first match-up starting January 26th at 10 am EST

*SK and Fnatic to play the day after all other quarterfinal games (Jan 27th ) meaning the winner will also have to play another BO3 semifnal that same day.
ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 - New Champions Stage Quarterfinals Matchups BRACKET

FaZe Clan vs. mousesports

Natus Vincere vs. Quantum Bellator Fire

G2 Esports vs. Cloud9

SK Gaming vs. Fnatic *

Games will be broadcasted as in the following order with the first match-up starting January 26th at 10 am EST

*SK and Fnatic to play the day after all other quarterfinal games (Jan 27th ) meaning the winner will also have to play another BO3 semifnal that same day.

Pro: Don't have to play SK/Faze

Con: G2

bye bye navi

Na'vi vs. QBF

someone throw me a thinking emoji

FUCK. AGAIN

All group stage streaks have been broken!

All group stage streaks have been broken!

NiKo - went out in group stage 5 times in a row; advanced

shox - went out in group stage 6 times in a row; advanced

chrisJ - went out in group stage 7 times in a row; advanced

Skadoodle - went out in group stage 8 times in a row; advanced

Pimp now holds the highest amount of group stage exits with no playoffs at 6 if I'm not mistaken.

Edit: tied with Bondik and Rpk also at 6, actually.

feels so bad for pimp to never make top 8, maybe if hiko didnt make that play "ARE YOU KIDDING ME" pimp woulda probably been there

Yes chrisj and Skaddady ofc

Common factor was pimp

Legends in this Eleague Major automatically qualify for the next 2 majors

Legends in this Eleague Major automatically qualify for the next 2 majors

Assuming that the current 24 team system stays the same, these 8 teams who are going to play in Boston, will play in the next 2 majors.

For the next major, the teams will be in the round of 16. Even if they lose in that group stage, they will be put into the group of 24.

(Also the teams must maintain 3/5 players from the previous major)

Sorry if this is repetitive, just spreading info for the people who do not know.

nohateneededjustlove

It's not really any different than how the system used to be, except that the major qualifier is now considered to be part of the major itself.

This is quite huge when you factor in now a team like QBF has 2 extra Majors worth of sticker money and merchandising. This is huge for that team in acquiring stable investment into that organisation. Huge selling point against the organisations that think there is no stable investment in counter strike and are looking at investing OWL.

the difference is now they get stickers and that sweet sweet sticker money

The system itself is no different than previous majors.

The difference is that the main major qualifiers are now considered part of the major.

There was only ONE match in the entire New Legends stage that went to overtime (QB Fire vs Gambit, 19-16)

There was only ONE match in the entire New Legends stage that went to overtime (QB Fire vs Gambit, 19-16)

While there were some close games, there were quite a few one-sided victories/defeats, where the losing team's score didn't reach double digits.

Space Soldiers played 9 games and 5 of them ended with score 16-13 (2 won, 3 lost)

They delivered some very exciting games. Shame that they didn't get to top 8.

Excited to see them in the future, their raw skill is super high.

It's hard to pinpoint why this could be the case. Maybe because the Major start came so fast after the holiday break for most teams? Then again, G2, FaZe and SK look really solid...

I also felt lack of, I dunno, exciting even matches. Even this QBF comeback was not that mind blowing because mouz really played a brainless T half.

mousesports vs Space Soldiers / ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018 - The New Legends: Round 5 / Post-Match Discussion

mousesports vs Space Soldiers / ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018 - The New Legends: Round 5 / Post-Match Discussionmousesports 1-0 Space Soldiers

Mirage: 16-13

 

mousesports have advanced to The New Champions Stage. Space Soldiers have been eliminated.

 

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MAP X X X X X X T

 

 

MAP: Mirage

 

Team CT T Total mouz 7 9 16 T CT SS 8 5 13

 

mouz K A D Rating oskar 34 2 15 1.72 ropz 24 2 16 1.32 STYKO 15 9 16 1.09 suNny 19 4 23 0.94 chrisJ 14 3 20 0.86 SS MAJ3R 23 8 26 1.11 XANTARES 20 6 22 1.05 paz 19 5 21 0.96 Calyx 16 3 19 0.84 ngiN 12 6 18 0.73 Mirage Detailed Stats

 

This thread was created by the Post-Match Team

Mousesports strat book

ChrisJ: Oskar kill

Oskar: Yes

QBF is a juggernaut that got legend status every major they attended though. The level of the opponent matters.

Up 13-2 against QBF, throw it all away.

Lose both pistols. Win anyway.

I don't understand mousesports... What a fucking random team.

Can you guys think of a Turkish awper? Maybe High sens and LAN proven? Start with a "w" ends with "oxic".

Try one of these subthreads