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Counter-Strike returns after summer break – A summary of upcoming events

Counter-Strike returns this Friday with the Playoffs for ZOTAC Cup Masters. Out of the eight participants, none are necessarily considered top teams, but the event is followed up soon by Stockholm’s DreamHack Masters. At Masters, we’ll Astralis, FaZe, as well as Mousesports. After a well-deserved break, the schedule picks up instantly, and below you’ll find a summary of what to expect from this Fr...[Read More]

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NRG demolish TyLoo in Shanghai – Ongoing player break limited the challengers

The North American frontrunners met all expectations by crushing their opponents 2-0 in the Grand Finale of IEM Shanghai 2018. Eight participant teams gathered in Shanghai last Wednesday to play for 250,000 dollars. Besides the two finalists, participants included Virtus.pro, HellRaisers, Gambit, BOOT-d[S], 5POWER as well as the Australian team, Grayhound. The absence of top contenders such as Ast...[Read More]

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More details on the upcoming StarSeries Season 6 Asia

With its 6th season, the StarSeries & i-League comes back with, once again, a Counter Strike: Global Offensive Season! Are you ready to hit some of those AKs? Even though we will be covering all about this tournament later, it is important for you to know that the event is organized by both StarLadder, an eSports producer, and ImbaTV, a Chinese entertainment company. It has been around quite f...[Read More]

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The reign of Astralis continues – Flawless performance in the ELEAGUE Premier 2018

Team Liquid still wasn’t able to beat the world’s best Counter-Strike team. Astralis, who were silver medalists in last year’s ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier, played a flawless tournament and got another trophy for their headquarters. Total winnings of the Danish team that was founded in 2016 are now just shy of 3.5 million dollars. [email protected]_csgo and @Xyp9x hold a small medal ceremony on ...[Read More]

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Ninjas is back, and they have a Fortnite team

Ninjas in Pyjamas has not been quite “in the scene” as they used to in early stages of their career, but with their latest come up to a Major CS:GO event, things seemed to be taking on a good path once again. As many other administrations which are looking to expand troughut the whole eSports spectrum, they too have encountered many other options: The popular battle-royale game Fortnite, for examp...[Read More]

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ELEAGUE is on to semi-finals – FaZe suffers early elimination

In Atlanta, USA, the currently ongoing ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 tournament has progressed to semi-final phase. Four out of the eight teams that the event started with remain in the fight for the $500,000 prize: Astralis, Natus Vincere, Team Liquid and Mousesports. A bitter disappointment for FaZe The level has been quite high in this tournament, which is expected considering the participant team...[Read More]

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The Ninjas are back!

It’s been quite a few since the last time we saw the legendary Ninjas in Pyjamas on a Major tournament but, hey everyone: They are definitely back! Right before ESL Cologne 2016, news from the greatest team of Counter Strike: Global Offensive gradually faded away and, with it, so did their participation. What happened to them remains uncertain. Nowadays, it seems like NiP has arrived back to a Maj...[Read More]

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Counter-Strike’s top teams travel to North America for a million-dollar tournament

The top eight Counter-Strike teams in the world, as ranked by HLTV, are heading to North America for this year’s instalment of ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier. The million-dollar tournament takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Number of participant teams has been cut to half from last year’s 16, so this time the event runs for just over a week, compared to a whole month in 2017. Besides the title, the winning t...[Read More]

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Tarik to join MiBR’s roster

MiBR has finally introduced one his latest members: Tarik. The north American confirmed the rumour after many days and some delays, as we would say. Tarik “Tarik” Celik has officially dropped out of Cloud9 and joined “Made in Brazil”, meeting again with his fellow teammate Stewie2K and starting a new adventure on a brand raring to go team. As you may, or may not already know, MiBR had disclosed Ri...[Read More]

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Olofmesiter to return to FaZe

If you are a diehard fan of the CS:GO scene, you might’ve heard of Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer decease whom, in many ways, took way more time than expected while recovering. Many personal issues wrapped the life of this particular player but, what we are seeing today is a possible comeback of a legend, and that just feels amazing. Kajbjer, as stated, had already announced his “pause” due to some pr...[Read More]

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The fourth DreamHack Open event of the year kicks off tomorrow

With its $100,000 prize pool, the fourth DreamHack Open event of 2018 is about to begin in Valencia, Spain. Valencia 2018 is one of seven DH Open events announced for Counter-Strike, and the previous was played just over a month ago. Eight teams will be battling it out between July 12th and July 14th. The participants include G2 Esports, who looked pretty capable at ESL One: Cologne last week, whe...[Read More]

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Road to September’s $1,000,000 FACEIT Major

In September, FACEIT hosts a Valve-sponsored tournament called FACEIT Major: London 2018, which has a whopping $1,000,000 prize pool. The event will have 24 participant teams and the team that manages to emerge as the winner will take a $500,000 slice of the pot. We still have two months to go before the major itself, and currently teams from different regions are preparing for the $50,000 FACEIT ...[Read More]