Navi, A Puncher’s Chance: ELEAGUE Boston Major 2018 Preview

Navi, A Puncher’s Chance: ELEAGUE Boston Major 2018 Preview
Ever since Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev made his big move to Natus Vincere, Navi as a whole have been a massive disappointment. After winning ESL One New York in 2016, Navi went over a year without winning a tournament. With the level of competition at their most recent victory at DreamHack Open Winter 2017, the event was essentially a must-win. A failure at...

boltz: Back to the Promise Land

boltz: Back to the Promise Land
The CSGO journey of Ricardo "boltz" Prass has been a tumultuous one. He began his CS career in 2013 but really came to the forefront of the scene in 2014. Since then he has come up and seen massive successes on the current SK Gaming lineup. However, the success did not come easy. His achievements have only come after years of failures,...

The Swedish Counter-Strike Crisis

The Swedish Counter-Strike Crisis
While Swedish teams have traditionally been dominant forces, 2017 has been the worst year in Swedish CS:GO history. All you have to do is look at the number of significant tournament wins by Swedish teams. Year Number of big tournament wins 2012 2* 2013 7 2014 7 2015 9 2016 5 2017 1 *As you can see, Swedish teams have...

CLG to Disband Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Squad

CLG to Disband Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Squad
North American Counter-Strike has suffered another blow as it has been reported that Counter-Logic Gaming will be dropping its CS:GO squad due to financial insolvency. The beleaguered team has struggled in 2017 netting just over $120,000 in winnings while failing to qualify for numerous events including both the PGL and ELEAGUE Majors. With the current Immortals unit disbanding after some...

Four Fates From – BLAST Pro Series

Four Fates From – BLAST Pro Series
Last Saturday, BLAST Pro Series took place at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. With a tournament featuring six of the best teams in the world, it was going to be difficult to predict a winner. SK Gaming managed to silence the crowd, taking a close overtime victory on the third map against Astralis. Despite losses in the group stage against...

CS:GO Rivalries – Karrigan vs FalleN

CS:GO Rivalries – Karrigan vs FalleN
With two of the greatest in-game leaders in CS:GO history and some of the best CS:GO teams in history, one would expect a back-and-forth rivalry. However, with Finn “Karrigan” Andersen and Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, it has been a one sided affair. At MLG X-Games Aspen in January of 2015, Karrigan’s Dignitas made quick work of the underdogs of FalleN’s KaBuM.TD,...