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4th Nov '16 8:14:20 PM Rytex
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* '''Team Liquid (USA):''' Formerly known as an underwhelming hodge-podge of NA talent, their pickups of Hiko and s1mple in late 2015 made them one of the strongest non-European teams in the world.

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* '''Team Liquid (USA):''' Formerly known as an underwhelming hodge-podge of NA talent, their pickups of Hiko and s1mple in late 2015 made them one of the strongest non-European teams in the world. [[NeverLiveItDown Well-known for their double-choke in the 2016 MLG Columbus Semi-Finals]].
4th Nov '16 6:29:27 AM flamemario12
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* '''[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ray_Rizzo Ray Rizzo]]''' is a three-time Video Game World Champion, and has become something of a legend in the community, to the point that some have called him the best ''Pokémon'' player on the planet. His Pokémon are nearly as famous as he is, with a near-exact copy of his Metagross being distributed at national-level tournaments in several countries. In 2014, he became embroiled in some minor controversy after he unknowingly used an illegal Pokémon at the US Nationals, but this did not stop him from participating in that year's Worlds.
** [[http://bbs.studio-revolution.net/magazine/?p=387 A follow up article suggests that he and several other VGC members ARE knowingly using illegal pokemon.]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment For now, let that all that is said.]]
* '''Se Jun Park''' is a Korean player who became Video Game World Champion in 2014. He's drawn a lot of attention for using unorthodox Pokémon, most notably Pachirisu, a KidAppealCharacter that is commonly thought of as worthless in high-level competitive play, leading to memes that Pachirisu is a GlacierWaif, along with being Korea's National Pokemon. He is also known for using "standard" 252/252/4 EV spreads all the time.

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* '''[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ray_Rizzo Ray Rizzo]]''' is a three-time Video Game World Champion, and has become something of a legend in the community, to the point that some have called him the best ''Pokémon'' player on the planet. His Pokémon are nearly as famous as he is, with a near-exact copy of his Metagross being distributed at national-level tournaments in several countries. In 2014, he became embroiled in some minor controversy after he apparently unknowingly used an illegal Pokémon at the US Nationals, but this did not stop him from participating in that year's Worlds.
** [[http://bbs.studio-revolution.net/magazine/?p=387 A follow up article suggests that he and several other VGC members ARE knowingly using illegal pokemon.]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment For now, let that all that is said.]]
* '''Se Jun Park''' is a Korean player who became Video Game World Champion in 2014. He's drawn a lot of attention for using unorthodox Pokémon, most notably Pachirisu, a KidAppealCharacter that is commonly thought of as worthless in high-level competitive play, leading to memes that Pachirisu is a GlacierWaif, along with being Korea's National Pokemon. He is also known for using "standard" 252/252/4 EV spreads all the time.
Pokemon.
3rd Nov '16 2:37:56 PM AmazingFish117
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As of April 2015, the competitive map rotation includes Dust 2, Inferno, Mirage, Cache, Train, Overpass and Cobblestone. In best 2 of 3 matches, teams are allowed to ban 2 maps each, with the three games being played on the remaining maps.

In the game's first pistol round, pro teams usually don't buy a better pistol, instead opting for either body armor or a selection of grenades.

The losing team in the pistol round usually opts to enter a "save" or "eco" round where they just go with pistols (and maybe body armor) against the winning team who should have full body armor and helmet, grenades and assault rifles (or rarely, [=SMGs=] and shotguns), in the hopes that they will be able to buy better weapons 2-3 rounds down the line. This can make Counter-Strike matches feel like a see-saw battle, where a team gets 3 wins in a row, the opponent comes back with rifles and then takes 3 wins to tie, for example.

Pro teams prefer the standard assault rifles, the [=AK-47=] for the Terriorists and the [=M4=] rifles for the CT's, plus one or two team members using the [=AWP=] sniper rifle should funds permit. Some weapons are considered situational, such as [=SMGs=] (except the P90) and shotguns for increased money reward per kill (especially when the enemy has no money to buy armor), and armor-piercing pistols in "eco" rounds in the hopes of ambushing an enemy with a headshot and stealing their rifles. Sometimes, a team's sniper prefers the scoped assault rifles (AUG and SG 553/"Commando") or the automatic sniper rifles (SCAR and GSG) instead of the [=AWP=]. The low-end assault rifles (FAMAS and Galil) are often only seen in "forced-buy" rounds where a team can no longer afford to lose another round and buy whatever they can with remaining funds.

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As of April 2015, October 2016, the competitive map rotation includes Dust 2, Inferno, Nuke, Mirage, Cache, Train, Overpass and Cobblestone. In best 2 of 3 matches, teams are allowed to ban 2 maps each, with the three games being played on the remaining maps.

In the game's first pistol round, round(or "Eco Pistol Round"), pro teams usually don't buy a better pistol, instead opting for either body armor or a selection of grenades.

The losing team in the pistol round usually opts to enter a "save" or "eco" round where they just go with only buy pistols (and maybe body armor) against the winning team who (who should have full body armor and helmet, grenades grenades, and an assault rifles (or rarely, [=SMGs=] and shotguns), in the hopes that they will rifles/[=SMGs=]/shotgun). The purpose of an Eco Round is to be able to buy better weapons 2-3 rounds down the line.later. This can make Counter-Strike matches feel like a see-saw battle, where a team gets 3 wins in a row, the opponent comes back with rifles and then takes 3 wins to tie, for example.

Pro teams prefer the standard assault rifles, the [=AK-47=] for the Terriorists and the [=M4=] rifles for the CT's, plus one or two team members using the [=AWP=] sniper rifle should funds permit. Some weapons are considered situational, such as [=SMGs=] (except the P90) and or shotguns for increased money reward per kill (especially when the enemy has no money to buy armor), and armor-piercing pistols in "eco" rounds in the hopes of ambushing an enemy with a headshot and stealing their rifles. rounds. Sometimes, a team's sniper prefers the scoped assault rifles (AUG and SG 553/"Commando") or will use the automatic sniper rifles (SCAR and GSG) instead of the [=AWP=]. The low-end assault rifles (FAMAS and Galil) are often only seen in "forced-buy" rounds where a team can no longer afford to lose another round and buy whatever they can with remaining funds.



* '''Ninjas in Pyjamas (Sweden):''' The most dominant team in early days of CS: GO scene, famously going on 87-0 win streak. Unfortunately other teams caught up to them just as the CS: GO majors were introduced. In major tournaments they [[AlwaysSecondBest always looked strong before losing in the finals.]] The only exception was ESL One Cologne 2014 where they looked very vulnerable throughout the tournament, but managed to grab the victory thanks to some amazing clutch plays. They tend to play very standard style, with strong emphasis on rifles (at least until Maikelele and then allu replaced Fifflaren) and very good team play. At ESL One Cologne 2015 they ended they streak of getting to every major final, dropping out in quarterfinals. Interestingly both this streak and 87-0 were ended by Virtus.pro (although with completely different lineups).

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* '''Ninjas in Pyjamas (Sweden):''' The most dominant team in early days of CS: GO scene, famously going on 87-0 win streak. Unfortunately other teams caught up to them just as the CS: GO majors were introduced. In major tournaments they [[AlwaysSecondBest always looked strong before losing in the finals.]] The only exception was ESL One Cologne 2014 where they looked very vulnerable throughout the tournament, but managed to grab the victory thanks to some amazing clutch plays. They tend to play very standard style, with strong emphasis on rifles (at least until Maikelele (except when Maikelele, and then allu replaced Fifflaren) later allu, were part of the team) and very good team play. At ESL One Cologne 2015 they ended they their streak of getting to every major final, dropping out in the quarterfinals. Interestingly both this streak and 87-0 were ended by Virtus.pro (although with completely different lineups).
29th Oct '16 10:33:39 PM Rytex
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*** Have appeared in three straight World Championship Finals, though have only won against themselves (Samsung White defeated Samsung Blue in Season 4's finals). Season 5 saw them be rebranded and rebuilt from the ground up and make it to the World Championship Finals in Season 6, though they ultimately fell short to SK Telecom T1 despite forcing Game 5 after being down 2-0.

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*** Have appeared appeared, in a manner of speaking, in three straight World Championship Finals, though have only won against themselves (Samsung White defeated Samsung Blue in Season 4's finals). Season 5 saw them be rebranded and rebuilt from the ground up and make it to the World Championship Finals in Season 6, though they ultimately fell short to SK Telecom T1 despite forcing Game 5 after being down 2-0.
29th Oct '16 10:26:21 PM Rytex
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** '''against All authority''' - Season 1 Runners-Up



** '''SK Telecom T1''' - Season 3 and Season 5 Champions

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** '''SK Telecom T1''' - Season 3 3, Season 5, and Season 5 Champions6 Champions
*** Home of Faker, widely considered to be the best League of Legends player in the world, and indisputably the best mid-laner in the world. First team to win multiple world titles, as well as first team to win two titles back to back. Currently undefeated in any Best-Of matchup on the world stage.



** '''Samsung Galaxy''' - Season 4 Champions as Samsung White
** '''KOO Tigers'''

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*** Originally Najin Black Sword and White Sword, became Najin Sword and Shield, before merging to form [=eM-fire=].
** '''Samsung Galaxy''' - Season 4 Champions as Samsung White
White and Runners-Up as Samsung Blue, Season 6 Runners-Up
*** Have appeared in three straight World Championship Finals, though have only won against themselves (Samsung White defeated Samsung Blue in Season 4's finals). Season 5 saw them be rebranded and rebuilt from the ground up and make it to the World Championship Finals in Season 6, though they ultimately fell short to SK Telecom T1 despite forcing Game 5 after being down 2-0.
** '''KOO Tigers''''''ROX Tigers''' - Season 5 Runners-Up
*** Formerly KOO Tigers/GE Tigers



** '''Royal Never Give Up''' - Season 3 Runners-Up as Star Horn Royal Club.



** '''Taipei Assassins''' - Season 2 Champions
** '''Taipei Snipers'''

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** '''Taipei '''Azubu Taipei Assassins''' - Season 2 Champions
** '''Taipei Snipers''''''Azubu Taipei Snipers'''
** '''Azubu Frost''' - Season 2 Runners-Up
25th May '16 4:13:29 PM SwordsageRagnar
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** '''Team Impulse''' : Formerly LMQ, it was a Chinese team that transferred to NA. With some of the Chinese members going back to the LPL, it has become a multi-national team.

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** '''Team Impulse''' : Formerly LMQ, it was a Chinese team that transferred to NA. With some of the Chinese members going back to the LPL, it has become a multi-national team. Unfortunately, after 2016 Spring Split, a Riot investigation and the players on the team at the time had revealed that team's owner flew back to China before the Spring Split, and cut off most communication, effectively abandoning the team. Furthermore, there was a complete failure to pay players and coaches what they were owed and in a timely fashion. Riot also found that despite the team's management claiming they had the players required contracts properly signed by them, that most were not signed, and that despite a grace period to get the paper work in order, they still failed to do so. In response, and partly due to a previous pay incident from 2015 with TIP, Riot fined the team's management $20,000, and forced the sale of the team's spot due to the failure at maintaining the players' welfare. The team's LCS spot was sold to Team [=Phoenix1=].



*** '''Mid: Xiaoweixiao''' : Memetically cute, he is considered one of the best mid laners in NA. He is a master of Yasuo, and farms very well in all of his games.

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*** '''Mid: Xiaoweixiao''' Yu "Xiaoweixiao" Xian''' : Memetically cute, he is considered one of the best mid laners in NA. He is a master of Yasuo, and farms very well in all of his games. In July of 2015 however, he was found to have participated in an elo-boosting service[[note]]Offering to play other players accounts to falsely improve their in-game ranking, which negatively affects team balance[[/note]], and the attempted sale of one of his LCS-Unlocked accounts with all champions and their alternative skins that are given by Riot to pro-players. Both actions were grounds for termination of those accounts (which they were), and led to a 7 month ban from competitive play. After his contract expired with TIP and his competitive ban ended, XWX moved to China to play with the LPL team Oh My Dream (OMD) in March 2016..
13th May '16 1:06:33 AM Xarvas
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** '''Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey'''

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** '''Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey''''''Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon'''



** '''Ryan "FREAKAZOID" Abadir'''

* '''G2 (France):''' The second team formed in the French shuffle. Known as the former home of [=kennyS=], the most dominant player of late 2014 to early 2015. In this period his AWP play single handedly carried the team to great results. Unfortunately Valve nerfing the AWP movement hit Kenny more than any other player, leading the team to a drop in performance. While they are still famous for great Terrorist side play (courtesy of [=Ex6TenZ=], considered one of the smartest ingame leaders in the scene), they are also the only team to rival Virtus.Pro in terms of inconsistency (except the whole "showing up at big tournaments" part).
** '''Kevin "[=Ex6TenZ=]" Droolans'''

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** '''Ryan "FREAKAZOID" Abadir'''

'''Alec "Slemmy" White'''

* '''G2 (France):''' The second team formed in the French shuffle. Known as the former home of [=kennyS=], the most dominant player of late 2014 to early 2015. In this period his AWP play single handedly carried the team to great results. Unfortunately Valve nerfing the AWP movement hit Kenny more than any other player, leading the team to a drop in performance. While they are still famous for great Terrorist side play (courtesy (especially in the days of [=Ex6TenZ=], considered one of the smartest ingame leaders in the scene), they are also the only team to rival Virtus.Pro in terms of inconsistency (except the whole "showing up at big tournaments" part).
** '''Kevin "[=Ex6TenZ=]" Droolans''''''Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro'''



** '''Mikail "Maikelele" Bill:''' Most known for his short stint in [=NiP=], replacing Fifflaren and getting replaced by allu. Very flashy [=AWPer=], often missing easy shots, just to land incredibly hard shots soon after.

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** '''Mikail "Maikelele" Bill:''' Most known for his short stint in [=NiP=], replacing Fifflaren and getting replaced by allu. Very flashy [=AWPer=], often missing easy shots, just to land incredibly hard shots soon after.'''Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey'''



* '''Luminosity (formerly Keyd Stars) (Brazil):''' First South American to make an impact in CS: GO. Despite not having many occasions to play against more established teams, their tactical approach allowed them to regularly scare top teams and get some upsets. After getting out of the group stage in ESL One Katowice 2015 and getting a map off Virtus.Pro in quarterfinals, they started playing in North American leagues. Late 2015 and early 2016 saw them consistently able to beat the best teams in the world.

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* '''Luminosity (formerly Keyd Stars) (Brazil):''' First South American to make an impact in CS: GO. Despite not having many occasions to play against more established teams, their tactical approach allowed them to regularly scare top teams and get some upsets. After getting out of the group stage in ESL One Katowice 2015 and getting a map off Virtus.Pro in quarterfinals, they started playing in North American leagues. Late 2015 and early 2016 saw them consistently able to beat the best teams in the world. Won the MLG Columbus 2016 major.



** '''Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev'''

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** '''Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev'''
'''Kenneth "Koosta" Suen'''
18th Mar '16 6:49:53 AM PixelKnight
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Demoknights are rare in competitive, as the loss of a sticky launcher robs him of his long-range potential and effectiveness against fighting multiple enemies at once. A few teams have included Demoknights, though, where they take a role similar to a pick class and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znsnm7aXXJ0 hunt down the enemy Medic]].

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Demoknights are rare in competitive, as the loss of a sticky launcher robs him of his long-range potential potential, trap-laying capability, and effectiveness against fighting multiple enemies at once. A few teams have included Demoknights, though, where they take a role similar to a pick class and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znsnm7aXXJ0 hunt down the enemy Medic]].
22nd Feb '16 8:11:42 AM Xarvas
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** '''Aleksi "allu" Jalli'''

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** '''Aleksi "allu" Jalli'''
'''Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi '''



** '''Dennis "dennis" Edman''' Former G2 player who took Markus "pronax" Wallsten's spot after he left the team for an undisclosed amount of time.

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** '''Dennis "dennis" Edman''' Edman:''' Former G2 player who took Markus "pronax" Wallsten's spot after he left the team for an undisclosed amount of time.time. Played with olof and KRIMZ, when they first broke through in LGB Esports.



* '''Team Solo Mid (formerly Dignitas) (Denmark):''' Top Danish lineup, which used to be famous for looking very strong online and choking in big games. However in 2015 they seemed to improve on that and became the most likely team to beat Fnatic on any given day.

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* '''Team Solo Mid (formerly Dignitas) '''Astralis (Denmark):''' Top Danish lineup, which used to be famous for looking very strong online and choking in big games. However in 2015 they seemed to improve on that and became the most likely team to beat Fnatic on any given day.



** '''Sean "sg@res" Gares'''

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** '''Sean "sg@res" Gares''''''Jake "stewie2k" Yip:''' Young pubstar, brough in after sgares unexpectedly left the team. His propensity for running through smokes has already reached MemeticMutation levels.



* '''Titan (France):''' The second team formed in the French shuffle. Known as the former home of [=kennyS=], the most dominant player of late 2014 to early 2015. In this period his AWP play single handedly carried the team to great results. Unfortunately Valve nerfing the AWP movement hit Kenny more than any other player, leading the team to a drop in performance. While they are still famous for great Terrorist side play (courtesy of [=Ex6TenZ=], considered one of the smartest ingame leaders in the scene), they are also the only team to rival Virtus.Pro in terms of inconsistency (except the whole "showing up at big tournaments" part).

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* '''Titan '''G2 (France):''' The second team formed in the French shuffle. Known as the former home of [=kennyS=], the most dominant player of late 2014 to early 2015. In this period his AWP play single handedly carried the team to great results. Unfortunately Valve nerfing the AWP movement hit Kenny more than any other player, leading the team to a drop in performance. While they are still famous for great Terrorist side play (courtesy of [=Ex6TenZ=], considered one of the smartest ingame leaders in the scene), they are also the only team to rival Virtus.Pro in terms of inconsistency (except the whole "showing up at big tournaments" part).



* '''G2 Esports (formerly Team Kinguin):''' There have been multinational teams before in CS: GO, but usually they consisted of players speaking same native languages (e.g. Belgians and Swiss in French teams, players from former USSR) or one player from a different country. Kinguin however consists of a Belgian, two Swedes, Norwegian and Portugese. All of them were famous in the CS scene before, leading to accusations of being walking (or rather playing) advertisement for Kinguin, rather than a proper team. Obvious communication problems and lack of a proper ingame leader led to wildly inconsistent results initially, but they are still capable of pulling upsets against top teams. It helps that all players are famous for their aim. They also started experimenting with having their coach taking over ingame leading (coaches usually have more of an assistant role to [=IGLs=]).

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* '''G2 Esports (formerly Team Kinguin):''' '''[=FaZe=] Clan (Europe):''' There have been multinational teams before in CS: GO, but usually they consisted of players speaking same native languages (e.g. Belgians and Swiss in French teams, players from former USSR) or one player from a different country. Kinguin [=FaZe=] however consists of a Belgian, Dane, two Swedes, Norwegian Norwegians, Swede and Portugese. All of them were famous in the CS scene before, leading to accusations of being walking (or rather playing) advertisement for Kinguin, rather than a proper team.making it the first international superteam in CS:GO. Obvious communication problems and lack of a proper ingame leader led to wildly inconsistent results initially, but they are still capable of pulling upsets against top teams. It helps that all players are famous for their aim. They also started experimenting with having their coach taking over ingame leading (coaches usually have more of an assistant role to [=IGLs=]).



** '''Philip "aizy" Aistrup''' Former Dignitas player who took Dennis' spot after he left for Fnatic. Known for being an exceptional player usually stuck in a sub-par team, aizy now has his chance to shine in the G2 lineup.

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** '''Philip "aizy" Aistrup''' Aistrup:''' Former Dignitas player who took Dennis' spot after he left for Fnatic. Known for being an exceptional player usually stuck in a sub-par team, aizy now has his chance to shine in the G2 [=FaZe=] lineup.



** '''Fatih "gob b" Dayik'''

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** '''Fatih "gob b" Dayik''''''Timo "Spiidi" Richter'''



** '''Luke "Havoc" Paton'''

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** '''Luke "Havoc" Paton''''''Karlo "USTILO" Pivac'''



* '''Luminosity (formerly Keyd Stars) (Brazil):''' First South American to make an impact in CS: GO. Despite not having many occasions to play against more established teams, their tactical approach allowed them to regularly scare top teams and get some upsets. After getting out of the group stage in ESL One Katowice 2015 and getting a map off Virtus.Pro in quarterfinals, they started playing in North American leagues.

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* '''Luminosity (formerly Keyd Stars) (Brazil):''' First South American to make an impact in CS: GO. Despite not having many occasions to play against more established teams, their tactical approach allowed them to regularly scare top teams and get some upsets. After getting out of the group stage in ESL One Katowice 2015 and getting a map off Virtus.Pro in quarterfinals, they started playing in North American leagues. Late 2015 and early 2016 saw them consistently able to beat the best teams in the world.



* Team Liquid (USA): Formerly known as an underwhelming hodge-podge of NA talent, their pickups of Hiko and s1mple in late 2015 made them one of the strongest non-European teams in the world.

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* Team '''Team Liquid (USA): (USA):''' Formerly known as an underwhelming hodge-podge of NA talent, their pickups of Hiko and s1mple in late 2015 made them one of the strongest non-European teams in the world.
9th Feb '16 5:14:53 PM thenikopico
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*** '''Mid: Pajkatt''': Known for his play on Sniper and Troll Warlord. Also does hilarious - if politically incorrect - impressions.

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*** '''Mid: Pajkatt''': Known s4''' The star of Alliance as their Mid and Captain, and one of the main reasons they won TI3. The Captain of the team, he is known worldwide as one of the best mids in the scene. Has a diverse hero pool and uses his playmaking ability to create space for the team. Called the Son of Magnus based on his amazing performance on Magnus and his name, he is known for his play amazing performance on Sniper Puck, and Troll Warlord. Batrider during his heyday. Also does hilarious - if politically incorrect - impressions.known for his absurd luck on getting Haste Rune, now dubbed as S4 Rune.



*** '''Support: 7ckngMad''': The lone Frenchman on this all-Swedish team, he joined as the captain and drafter to give them a sense of direction again. Known perhaps most ironically for his comments on Arteezy.

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*** '''Support: 7ckngMad''': The lone Frenchman on this all-Swedish team, he joined as the captain and drafter to give them a sense of direction again. Known perhaps most ironically for his comments on Arteezy.
EGM'''



*** '''Carry: Arteezy''': Was the Ace of EG before he left to join Secret. A carry/mid player known for his efficiency and greed. As a mid player Spectacular on a few heroes, such as Naga Siren and Shadow Fiend, and during patch 6.82, his Lycanthrope, Death Prophet, and Razor is an infamous respect ban for his unique ricing farmer method of playing the hero. The community uses the phrase '2EZ for RTZ' whenever he makes a good move. Also one of the most popular streamer.
*** '''Mid: s4''' Was the star of Alliance as their Mid and Captain, and one of the main reasons they won TI3. The Captain of the team, he is known worldwide as one of the best mids in the scene. Has a diverse hero pool and uses his playmaking ability to create space for the team. Called the Son of Magnus based on his amazing performance on Magnus and his name, he is known for his amazing performance on Puck, and Batrider during his heyday. Also known for his absurd luck on getting Haste Rune, now dubbed as S4 Rune.
*** '''Offlane: zai''': Another ex-EG player who used to play position 4 support, and recently shifted to offlane. Doing incredibly well at his new role, famous for his Broodmother.
*** '''Support: Kuroky''': Puppey's partner-in-crime from Na'Vi, and one of the most experienced player in the scene. Together with Puppey, they form an amazing support duo. Known for his mind-blowing Rubick plays. Also plays an amazing Io. Used to play carry for a brief period, and did well at it, until Arteezy joined.

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*** '''Carry: Arteezy''': Was Eternalenvy''': Formerly the Ace support and captain of EG before he left to join Secret. A carry/mid player known No Tidehunter. Called by community as "EE-sama", a Base Breaker; for every fan who calls him 'EE-god', you will find another who thinks he is utterly horrible and should never have been a pro player. Always trying to experiment and maximise his efficiency hero's potential. One can argue that he was the founder of "Blinkz" build, aka Clinkz with Blink Dagger. A really close friend to Arteezy, both of them are famous for their attempt at maximizing efficient plays to get a massive amount of farm, and greed. As a mid player Spectacular on a few heroes, such as revolutionizing the metagame around the concept with heroes like Naga Siren and Shadow Fiend, and during patch 6.82, his Lycanthrope, Death Prophet, and Razor is an infamous respect ban for his unique ricing farmer method of playing the hero. The community uses the phrase '2EZ for RTZ' whenever he makes a good move. Also one of the most popular streamer.
Terrorblade.
*** '''Mid: s4''' Was the star of Alliance as their Mid and Captain, and one w33''': One of the main reasons they won TI3. The Captain of the team, he first players to reach 8k MMR, w33 is known worldwide as one of the best mids in the scene. Has a diverse hero pool and uses his playmaking ability to create space for the team. Called the Son of Magnus based on his amazing performance on Magnus and his name, he is well known for his amazing performance on Puck, and Batrider during his heyday. Also known being a formidable mid player, as well as for his absurd luck on getting Haste Rune, now dubbed as S4 Rune.
incredible Meepo play.
*** '''Offlane: zai''': Another ex-EG Misery''' Ex-Alliance. Versatile player who used to play position 4 support, and recently shifted to offlane. Doing incredibly well at his new role, famous has played many roles in the past. Known for his Broodmother.
Bane play.
*** '''Support: Kuroky''': Puppey's partner-in-crime from Na'Vi, and one of the most experienced player in the scene. Together with Puppey, they form an amazing support duo. pieliedie''': Ex-C9. Known for his mind-blowing Rubick plays. Also plays playing an amazing Io. Used to play carry for a brief period, and did well at it, until Arteezy joined.
incredibly farm-starved support, known as "Position 6".
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