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We've got our 24 Major teams confirmed, and that includes EG, bizarrely, and Movistar Riders. Vamos!
That's right, put away your calculators, 'cause the numbers are in.
Depending on who you support, they're either good, bad, or as expected. Or all of the above.
We'd love to go through all the teams that qualified one by one, but we like to fit our newsletter in one email. Our friend Nors3 has been so kind to put them all in one tweet however. What a nice guy.
And if you'd like the seeding breakdown, HLTV has you covered.
Just like last time around, we're going to give you some more interesting pieces of information about the teams and players that qualified (or didn't). So buckle up.
And if you wanted to know who are all the rookies at the Major, then Nors3 has you covered again. Doesn't quite fit in one tweet this time however...
While a disappointing EU RMR Final ended 1-3 for ENCE, it's fair to say this event has been a massive success.
A second place finish, qualification for the Major and a stretch of bodies like Attila the Hun; ENCE have been killing it. To everyone's surprise.
Snappi's rebirth as a top IGL, along with his rag-tag bunch of players that nobody was too sure on, has turned the butt of the joke into a huge threat. After IEM Fall, it's actually quite hard to argue that they aren't one of the best teams in the region.
It's quite amusing that ENCE will be at the Major led by Snappi, while Aleksib won't be with his pimped out squad. Alas, we digress. Enough of OG.
ENCE bodied both G2 and Astralis in BO3s, showing that they aren't just a BO1 fluke job. Well, unless you subscribe to the theory that a BO3 is just three BO1s. The Astralis game was particularly impressive, as ENCE dropped just 11 rounds in two maps.
It actually, for once, might be easy for ENCE.
Over in NA, Evil Geniuses also qualified. Which you know, because you read the article above this one. And yet, you probably still don't know how to process that.
After a wild tiebreaker that took three games versus each team to even decide - and still required multiple overtimes - they eliminated TeamOne and, indeed, Triumph from the running.
Triumph who could have qualified from that group easily if they had beaten EG the first time around instead of, you know, sleeping on the job. That Triumph.
Instead it was EG who faced off against EXTREMUM, with the winner going to Stockholm and the other leaving with feeling that the last 12 months were a waste of time and money.
Though BnTeT and jkaem continued their excellent form, the Oceanic portion of their roster kind of failed them.
Turns out without jks, The Boys are just that. Boys, against men. EG were neck and neck with the boys going into a deciding half of Inferno, but EG took over and won eight in a row to turn an 8-7 half into a 16-7 shellacking.
Which is, kind of a shame, honestly. EG have been pretty awful of recent, and we're not exactly looking forward to seeing them lose to middle of the pack EU teams.
Look, at least Brehze and stanislaw are back, and maybe we'll see the old Brehze back. That would make it all worth it.
Tune in to this week's episode of Overtime on Inferno where your favorite hosts aizyesque and Logan Ramhap go deep on the biggest news in CS:GO:
Tea. Biscuits. Red postboxes. Losing Euro finals. Binge drinking. Chavs. Ugly teeth. Bland food. Colonisation. Her Majesty the Queen. And now, fnatic.
Welcome to England.
Jackinho will no longer be AWPing for fnatic, and with his departure, the team became a European team, with two Britbongs and two Swedes.
For like, a minute, anyway. Very quickly after, fnatic announced that smooya will be standing in. Which - and those of you able to count will know what's coming - means that this team is now English.
Or 'British', we suppose - though we doubt any Scots are recognising this team as their own. They hate the English more than the rest of the world. Usually.
While we're sort of joking around, this is... weird. fnatic have always been a bastion of Swedish Counter-Strike, one of the most successful teams of all time, and having done it by being all Swedish.
We're not going to say it's impossible that they repeat that feat with a mostly UK-based team, but... okay, we lied. It's impossible. God's too busy saving the Queen to give these boys the divine intervention needed to get this team up there.
The good news in that case is then, that it seems smooya won't be there for that long. After a successful trial, he's... not playing with the team for the closed qualifier he helped them qualify for. Weird.
What could possibly be the reason?