BIG are proving to be a force to be reckoned with by playing some of the best CS:GO in franchise history at the London Major. After advancing through the Challenger stage, the team is preparing to fight for a Legend slot in Counter-Strike's most prestigious tournament of the year. Unikrn caught up with IGL gob b to talk about the team's path to victory.
Team Liquid are on a tear and playing some of the best CS:GO in franchise history at the London Major. After going 3-0 through the Challenger stage, the team is preparing to fight for a Legend slot in Counter-Strike's most prestigious tournament of the year. Unikrn caught up with Team Liqud IGL Nitro to talk about the team's progress so far and how their preparation helped them.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Among the 16 teams that are playing at the FACEIT Major London Legends Stage, there are six that look to be locks to make it to the playoffs. They are: Astralis, FaZe, Na`Vi, Liquid, Mouz, and MIBR. They are looking to be the best […] The post Predictions for Who Makes the FACEIT Major Champions Stage appeared first on VPEsports.
Valve has officially addressed the sound bug issue that plagued the New Challengers Stage of the FACEIT Major, joining a list of technical issues. Unfair to place the blame on FACEIT for many of the issues, however, as the internet outage on day one was beyond their control as they stated the venue had two […] The post Valve Releases Audio Bug Fix for FACEIT CSGO Major appeared first on VPEsports.
The Indian Qualifiers have come to an end, with Optic India reigning supreme over Entity in the final of the LAN Finals. The entire process was a very thorough and drawn-out one, with multiple phases culminating into the LAN Finals at LXG, Bangalore. ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Asia 2018 Indian Qualifiers has been an experience – a good one at that. Some teams made a name for themselves, emerging as fresh contenders within the scene while a few stalwarts struggled. While Optic India and Entity were the two teams who displayed a dominant brand of Counter Strike over other teams, there were noticeable […] The post The key takeaways from ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 appeared first on TalkEsport.
When the FaZe roster was formed, the one with: Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, Havard ‘Rain’ Nygaard, Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac, Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovacs, and Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer, it was rightly called a superteam. A collection of all-stars from all corners of the world packed into one team. Karrigan came in as one of the all-time great leaders. […] The post NiKo, The Superstar Among Superstars appeared first on VPEsports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast HellRaisers have passed the FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage and will now play in the Legends Stage. As I haven’t done one of these in a bit, I’ve decided to release a scouting report on how HellRaisers play out their T-side Overpass. The […] The post Scouting Report: HellRaisers T-side Overpass appeared first on VPEsports.
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Before the FACEIT Major London, Virtus pro announced that Paweł “byali” Bieliński will leave the team after the event. Rumors were circling around about the player wanting to leave the team for a while, but such announcement was a bit surprising knowing the possible impact that it could have on the team. As expected, Virtus Pro didn’t qualify for the […] The post morelz expected to be the 5th Virtus pro appeared first on VPEsports.
Valve fixed audio issues with player footsteps in-game, just in time for the FACEIT 2018 New Legends stage, which begins tomorrow. Valve releases patch to fix audio issues Earlier today Valve pushed an update to the CS:GO client, following the technical issues reported at FACEIT 2018 Major Qualifier series. According to pro players, competitors experienced […] The post FACEIT Major Legends Stage Begins Tomorrow, Valve fixes audio bugs appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
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This is a sponsored piece from Esportsbets24.com Back in late March 2018, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was updated and the popular player activity of ‘skin trading’ was changed massively. Valve Corporation, the creators of CS:GO, introduced strict time limitations on skin trading, leading a great many who make money from doing so to panic sell their […]
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast CompLexity have made it to the Legends Stage of the FACEIT Major London. It was a great result as they had a bunch of players that were either new or hadn’t made it there in a long time. Before the Major started, I picked […] The post To Inferno or Not to Inferno, the compLexity Question appeared first on VPEsports.
Astralis have secured an invite to EPICENTER 2018. The event is set to kick off on October 23 and run through October 28. Taking place at the Park of Legends Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, eight teams will compete for their slice of the $300,000 prize pool. Astralis joins Natus Vincere as the first two […] The post Astralis Invited to EPICENTER 2018 appeared first on VPEsports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’ve railed about this for a long time and so have many other pundits, players, and community figures. The Major doesn’t’ have seeding and so we consistently get matchups like this where some of the best teams in the world play early on. This […] The post Astralis vs Na`Vi Displays Continued Flaw in CS:GO Major Formats appeared first on VPEsports.
Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev is the best player in CS:GO. Arguably the greatest we’ve ever seen throughout CS:GO history. His year in 2018 has been so phenomenal that if he had stopped playing two months ago, I’d still argue that he was the best player of the year in 2018. His skill and talent is so […] The post FACEIT Major London is s1mple’s Best Chance Yet to Win a Major appeared first on VPEsports.
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DreamHack Open Montreal 2018 is over after a weekend’s worth of matches and Team Kinguin has taken first place and the prize money that comes with it. DreamHack began its annual Montreal event on Friday last week and we saw multiple mid-range CS:GO teams compete for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool. The event […] The post DreamHack Open Montreal concludes with Team Kinguin as Champions appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
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The FACEIT Major London New Challengers Stage has just finished and the competition has so far offered a great show despite many delays caused by technical problems. We saw many turnaround, overtimes and surprises with the elimination of North, OpTic and Gambit and the qualification of outsiders such as compLexity, TyLoo or Vega Squadron. After […] The post FACEIT Major London: Challengers Stage Top Performers appeared first on VPEsports.
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‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast With the FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage coming to an end, it’s time we look to the fallen teams and look at their potential futures. In part one I covered: Spirit, OpTic, Virtus.Pro, and Space Soldiers. In this one I cover Rogue, Gambit, Renegades, and […] The post FACEIT Challengers Report Card Part 2: Rogue, Gambit, Renegades, North appeared first on VPEsports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast With the FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage coming to an end, it’s time we look to the fallen teams and look at their potential futures. The fallen 8 teams are: Team Spirit: Record: W: 16-13 North on Nuke, 16-4 Rogue on Overpass L: […] The post FACEIT Challengers Report Card Part 1: Spirit, OpTic, VP, Space Soldiers appeared first on VPEsports.
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Vexed has added Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi and Hannes “hns” Johansson to its starting roster. The organization had already fielded a Swede in the form of Max “quix” Lindkvist, making it now three Swedish players, giving them the majority stake in the roster. pyth, a former member of Ninjas in Pyjamas, had recently become available following his time with the now disbanded PAPERPLANES roster. […] The post Vexed Adds Swedish Duo of pyth & hns, wh1sk to Substitute appeared first on VPEsports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Today North and Rogue had a fight to the death as they played an elimination bo1 at the FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage. The winner would move on to tomorrow and play a bo3 whereas the loser would die today. It was another overtime match […] The post All Out Battle Between North and Rogue at FACEIT Major London appeared first on VPEsports.
Virtus.pro have completely broken down from top to bottom over the past year, and they have become a team that is almost unrecognizable to the Polish juggernaut they used to be. It all came to a head at the FACEIT Major in London. Paweł “byali” Bieliński has officially departed the team after Virtus.pro’s last place […] The post Virtus.pro no more: a disintegrating top-tier CS:GO team appeared first on Daily Esports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Tomorrow there will be three final matches to be played. Unlike previous Majors, all three will be best-of-three. They are: Spirit vs TyLoo BIG vs OpTic North vs Vega Squadron It has been a long grueling few days for all teams involved, however […] The post Final Chance at Survival, Predictions for FACEIT Major Challengers Stage Day 5 appeared first on VPEsports.
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The upper-bracket finals between OpTic India and Entity Gaming were the last match of the day. There’s neck to neck competition between these two for the top spot in the Indian Counter-Strike circuit. OpTic decided to pick inferno; banned mirage and cache. Their counterparts Entity Gaming, chose to play Overpass; banning nuke and train. Dust II went to become the decider of this best-of-three clash. Inferno: Entity 16-9 OpTic Overpass: Entity 9-16 OpTic Dust II: Entity 8-16 OpTic OpTic was forced to start on the terrorist side. Entity had an aggressive stance in the apartments and took off with two […] The post OpTic India reigns it’s supremacy against Entity in the upper-bracket finals appeared first on TalkEsport.
The FACEIT Major London New Challengers Stage is still underway and we are gradually approaching the end of this first round of competition. Space Soldiers and Virtus Pro are already eliminated when NiP and Liquid are qualified. Here are the players that showed the best performances on the third day of competition. Players from NiP, […] The post FACEIT Major London: Day 3 Top Performers appeared first on VPEsports.
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Entity Gaming vs Team Brutality is a classic encounter when it comes down to the Indian Counter-Strike scene. Team Brutality banned train and mirage while Entity Gaming chose to remove nuke and inferno. Cache and Overpass were respectively picked up by Team Brutality and Entity Gaming; Dust II was left over to be the decider. HellRangeR and Amaterasu bought the utility while the rest of them had armour in the first pistol round of Cache. Entity went for a quick mid-play, later heading towards the B-site and getting the bomb down while the Brutal squad couldn’t retake the site and […] The post Entity defeats Brutality to meet OpTic in upper-bracket finals. appeared first on TalkEsport.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The matches have been drawn tomorrow for FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage. The 2-1 matches are Astralis vs Spirit Vega vs compLexity HellRaisers vs OpTic The 1-2 matches are: North vs Rogue Gambit vs BIG TyLoo vs Renegades Among these 6 matches, the 1-2 matches […] The post Drowning Under Pressure, The Elimination Matches at the FACEIT Major appeared first on VPEsports.
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Two years ago NiP played at the ESL One Cologne Major 2016. The lineup at the time was: Patrik “f0rest: Lindberg, Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, Richard “Xizt” Landstrom, Adam “friberg” Friberg, and Jacob “pyth” Mourujarvi. This was to be NiP’s eighth Major and in their group they had Na`Vi, OpTic, and Flipsid3. Given their group, NiP […] The post The Return of NiP Two Years Later from Cologne to London appeared first on VPEsports.
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Two years ago NiP played at the ESL One Cologne Major 2016. The lineup at the time was: Patrik “f0rest: Lindberg, Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, Richard “Xizt” Landstrom, Adam “friberg” Friberg, and Jacob “pyth” Mourujarvi. This was to be NiP’s eighth Major and in their group they had Na`Vi, OpTic, and Flipsid3. Given their group, NiP […] The post NiP Two Years Later, From Cologne to London appeared first on VPEsports.
Unikrn caught up with Renegades long time stand-in Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad at the FACEIT London CS:GO major for his thoughts on how the Asia/NZ region stacks up against the rest of the world, and Valve's recent changes to the Major system.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast We’ve seen Vega Squadron play three games so far at the FACEIT Major London Challengers stage. Their current record is: 16-14 Spirit 19-16 BIG 17-19 Liquid All three have been close grind out games on three different maps. Among the three games, there […] The post The Vega Squadron Weakness appeared first on VPEsports.
Another OpTic roster has come to Counter-Strike. The popular organization has revealed the addition of an all-female squad hailing from Brazil. The “green wall” as the organizations following and members are called shares the announcement as part of its global initiative. The organization had already picked up a squad out of India in addition to their […] The post OpTic Picks up Brazilian Female CS:GO Squad appeared first on VPEsports.
With visa issues finally not weighing CS:GO’s Hellraisers down for the London Major, AWPer woxic is looking to ride that confidence of playing with their full roster for the first time in months through to the Legends stage.
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The penultimate day of the Challengers stage started with some really exciting Counter-Strike gameplay. Team Liquid and NIP ensured their Legends Status by winning their respective matches on Day 4. The first two games were between teams with a 2-0 score in the Swiss stage. In order to advance to the next stage, a team […] The post Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team Liquid secure Legends spot after Overtime victories appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
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DreamHack Open Montreal 2018 starts today, with eight professional CS:GO teams competing for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool. Tournament Format DreamHack is one of the longest-running eSports competitions in the professional scene. The event opens its doors on 7 September 2018 and it will feature a Playoffs stage and a Group stage. The […] The post DreamHack Open Montreal Begins 7 September appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
Yesterday, FACEIT Major London’s New Challengers Stage continued with less clutter than on the first day. Here are some of the best players of the second round. It is a day very marked by the CIS team (Vega Squadron, Gambit and Spirit) who achieved great performances. jR, tonyblack, S0tF1k and once again mou stand out […] The post FACEIT Major London: Day 2 Top Performers appeared first on VPEsports.
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After day two of the FACEIT London Major, we have a lot more interesting storylines to follow. Underdogs are surprising the rest of the competition, while top-tier hopefuls are disappointing. The day would have some surprisingly close matchups, while others were a bit more onesided. All in all, it was a great day of Counter-Strike […] The post FACEIT London Major Day 2 Highlights | North has Fallen appeared first on Daily Esports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast It is now the end of Day 2 at the FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage. Rogue are currently 1-1. Their win comes from a 16-10 victory over Space Soldiers. They also had a close loss to Astralis as they lost 13-16 earlier today. After two […] The post Rogue Remain a Question Mark Two Days into the Major appeared first on VPEsports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Among the four CIS teams in the FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage, three were able to win their matches. Vega Squadron beat BIG in an overtime match 19-16 on Train. Gambit beat Renegades 16-10 on Train. Most surprising of all, Spirit were able to upset […] The post CIS Rising on Day 2 of FACEIT Major London appeared first on VPEsports.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The biggest surprise of the second day of the FACEIT Major London Challengers Stage was North losing to Team Spirit. While Spirit weren’t the easiest draw that North could get, North were highly favored to win the match. They had just come off of their […] The post North on Verge of Extinction at FACEIT Major London appeared first on VPEsports.
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North American esports organisation OpTic Gaming is continuing on its quest of expanding globally by entering the Brazilian scene. Announcing the news on Twitter, OpTic Gaming has signed a Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster made up entirely of female players. We are pleased to announce our newest #OpTicGlobal team: #OpTicBrasil Watch, and meet the CSGO […]
A new partnership between Dignitas and Champion will see a new women's clothing line focused around their Women's CS:GO team. Dignitas will also utilize Champion for all of their merchandising efforts including jerseys and a new casual fan-focused apparel line and online store.
Last night, issues at the CS:GO London Major delayed the final match of the day, Astralis vs CompLexity. These issues stemmed from major outages with the ISP which prevented match streaming.
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Space Soldier’s CS:GO captain Maj3R is struggling to break the barriers holding his Turkish team back at the Faceit London Major 2018 and beyond, but he explained that many of their problems are internal. At the FACEIT London Major, such problems could prove fatal to the team's tournament run.
FACEIT has released an official apology to fans and viewers following a rough start to the New Challengers Stage for the FACEIT Major taking place in London. The day was plagued by a late start, delays, and ultimately a complete shutdown before the final match between Astralis and compLexity could be played. “Firstly, we’d like […] The post FACEIT Releases Statement Regarding Day One CS:GO Major Issues appeared first on VPEsports.
Following BIG’s performance at ESL One: Cologne 2018, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene has been following the young team as they make their way to the London Major. Smooya, the team’s most recent recruit, has already shown to be a solid addition to the roster.
Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE will bring fans behind-the-scenes access to two of the world’s most popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams – previous ELEAGUE Major Champions Cloud9 and Astralis – and showcase the best moments from their exciting opening match, when the third episode of its CS:GO Premier 2018 documentary series premieres Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. ELEAGUE’s new format for the CS:GO Premier 2018 forced all eight teams to bring their best during each match, making the Group Stage an unforgiving test for both Cloud9 and Astralis. The latest episode,Opening Match, will feature the best parts of the teams’ Group Stage showdown, their first ELEAGUE match since the Boston Major. Cloud9’s revolving door roster faced an early gauntlet against Astralis, which had its sights set on adding another title to its impressive run. The series will continue weekly on Fridays at 11 p.m. ET/PT, with the fourth edition set to premiere Friday, Sept. 14 on TBS. The post ELEAGUE to Highlight CS:GO Premier 2018 Group Stage in Third Episode of Seven-Part Feature Series, Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS appeared first on GamingLyfe.com - Gaming News, Gaming Community, eSports.
The first round of the New Challengers Stage at the FACEIT Major London just ended after a lot of delay in the opening day. We have decided to show you some of the best performers of that day. The best players of winning teams are obviously much more present in the list, like tabseN for […] The post FACEIT Major London: Day 1 Top Performers appeared first on VPEsports.
With news that PashaBiceps plans to retire after the CS:GO Katowice Major, the player reflects on his legacy and what it will take to chase that one last surge of glory before he hangs up his mouse for good.
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