The CS:GO team will be attending DreamHack Cluj-Napoca, taking place in Romania and is the next $250,000 CS:GO major. PGL will be covering the back-end and are known for their superior production in the Counter-Strike scene. This is also the first DreamHack Valve partnered Major and brings an international spectrum of talent, that we all come to expect from a major. DreamHack Cluj-Napoca will likely be the strongest showing of Counter-Strike talent we will see from many teams, this is the make or break. 

Group A

Group B

Group C 

Group D

 fnatic

 TSM

 Virtus.pro

 EnVyUs

 Luminosity

 G2

 NiP

 Na`Vi

 Cloud9

 mousesports

 Titan

 CLG

 Vexed

 FlipSid3

 Liquid

 dignitas

 
We will be fighting through an uncertain group stage, potentially one of the most difficult groups CLG has seen to date. A newly reformed EnVyUs is in our group. With Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire joining, EnVyUs are already considered one of the greats of CS:GO, simply due to the raw skill displayed by KennyS’ AWP on top of an already stacked line-up. Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's star power asserts himself before the match even begins. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire has shown that he is a really solid fit for the team.

Na’Vi is known for their ruthless team-play and calculated bomb-site executes, often times playing down the round timer as much as possible. CLG will have to adapt heavily to Na’Vi. This match-up is the definition of the so called “EU vs NA CS” battle, so often talked about in the community.

Lastly in the fourth seed is the Danish Team Dignitas, who is a dark horse not only in this group but in the entire major. It remains what will be seen from them. In online league play they have taken out tier-two EU teams recently, but also had a roster shuffle only a week ago. Schneider left the team, due to “communication problems” and dignitas were forced to buy out SK Gaming’s Jesper “tenzki” Mikalski to form a roster for Cluj-Napoca.

CLG.CS has been changing a lot, not only in their playstyle, but in their attitude towards competitive play. CLG is known for their emotional gameplay, and it shows. In a game like CS:GO, having raw emotion can be seen as a negative attribute, due to the nature of sometimes unpredictable players and teams. CLG these past months leading up to the major have been remedying these issues. CLG today has the internal trust in each other and a reformed idea of team play.

Of course CLG’s star power will need to be shown. Tarik “tarik” Celik is always the first player to come to mind when you think of the team’s star power. Tarik’s ability to be third-man into sites will be put to the test by best of Europe. Pujan "FNS" Mehta has been redefining his play into a passive lurker rifle after stepping down from the in-game leader role. Passing it on to Cutler whose mid round calls are clearer and concise than before. James "hazed" Cobb is also displaying tremendous entries recently during online league play. James "hazed" Cobb's play has never been at a higher level despite what recent CLG score-lines have displayed; his entrying ability has only become more solid.

They stand at 7-3-0 in the ESL ESEA Pro League which is currently 5th place this week. In October, CLG won WinOut’s $20,000 tournament over Luminosity, nearly beat Conquest in the iBUYPOWER Fall Invitational 2015, and just barely failed to qualify for CEVO LAN Season 8. Moving forward to Cluj-Napoca, their eyes are set. It’s all-in for the team, we are a dark horse. When it’s survival for a dark horse, that’s when we strike.

You can catch all of the action on DreamHack's official Twitch.tv. Group stages will be live tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th.