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FACEIT Major Team Preview: London Major Legends

FACEIT Major Team Preview: London Major Legends
The Minor and Major Challengers have been reviewed. The last article in this series will look at the final bosses in this Major; the Legends from Boston. Winstrike - Boston Major Legends Guaranteed a spot at London, Winstrike look like a team in need of help. The team has not qualified for any premier tournaments and have fallen out of

FACEIT Major Team Preview: London Major Challengers

FACEIT Major Team Preview: London Major Challengers
Last time out, we focused on the Minor teams that made it to London. This time around, we distinguish between the top and bottom Challenger teams, beginning with… Vega Squadron - Boston Major Challengers The shark boys have been on a downturn for some time, as Vega Squadron have lost mir to Gambit. The team have fallen out of the

FACEIT Major Team Preview: the Minor teams

FACEIT Major Team Preview: the Minor teams
The 13th iteration of CS:GO Majors will be kicking off in the capital city of England, London on the 5th of September. Hosted by FACEIT for the first time, the PUG and league service providers hope to give the fans a memorable experience. The prize pool has not increased from US$1m that has graced Majors for the past two years,

ESL One Cologne 2018: Teams to follow

ESL One Cologne 2018: Teams to follow
The show is back in Rhine town The fifth installment of ESL One Cologne is upon us, and the playoffs will be held in the Lanxess-Arena once more. While not a Valve-sanctioned Major since 2016, it is still one of the most highly-anticipated events in CS:GO every year. 16 teams will fight for the US$300,000 prize pool. Second and 3rd

Can six-man rosters work in CS:GO?

Can six-man rosters work in CS:GO?
The recipe for a successful team composition throughout the history of CS:GO has always been a star player, a second star rifler, an AWPer (supportive or not), an in-game leader, a support and a coach. However, in other esports, it is common for teams to have an additional player on the roster. In Overwatch, some teams switch out players to

Your guide to the CS:GO Asia Championships

Your guide to the CS:GO Asia Championships
The inaugural CS:GO Asia Championships will commence on 14th June 2018 in Shanghai, China. The 8-team event will have East meet West, with 3 Asian teams meeting 5 Western teams. Only 3 teams will make the playoffs, as 5 are eliminated in the double-elimination group stage. A US$300,000 prizepool awaits the teams, with half of that going to the victors.

The top 5 surprises of 2018

The top 5 surprises of 2018
FaZe winning IEM Sydney with a stand-in was once of the big stories in 2018 thus far Almost half of 2018 has gone by? That’s been too quick, way too quick. Amidst all the drama of a well-known Canadian caster being dropped due to remarks he made, and talk of CS:GO dying (?), it’s been a thoroughly entertaining Year of

Winners and Losers of IEM Sydney

Winners and Losers of IEM Sydney
FaZe raise their first trophy of 2018  Photo: ESL IEM Sydney has come to a conclusion, with FaZe hoisting the trophy plate in front of the Aussie crowd. The team triumphed against top team Astralis 3-0, in a clean sweep best of 5. While fans were ushered out for drinking alcohol out of a shoe, and barred from bringing bags,

Assembling a B-Team: Denmark

Assembling a B-Team: Denmark
Welcome, to part three of “Assembling A Superteam.” This part isn’t actually about a superteam, but the next best thing, a B-Team. Why a B-Team? Well, if you’ve been keeping up with tier-one CS:GO lately, you know why. Astralis is tearing it up right now and just last week, became the Dreamhack Masters Marseille champions. Every player is firing on

The team of no one’s EnVy

The team of no one’s EnVy
Champions of the past Photo: EnVyUs Just under three years ago, Vincent ‘Happy’ Cervoni and Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey were hoisting the DreamHack trophy in Cluj-Napoca, representing EnVyUs. Today, the two are reunited under the American organization, but don’t look to achieve the same level of success they did the first time together. The only question that can be asked is;