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FaZe Clan emerged victorious at IEM Katowice, securing their…

Despite facing challenges at the start with the absence of Havard "rain" Nygaard due to COVID-19, FaZe made a remarkable comeback on Inferno, trailing 2-11 but eventually taking G2 to overtime and securing a 19-15 win. On Mirage, FaZe initially dominated, but G2 fought back, leading to five overtimes. FaZe Clan eventually clinched the map with outstanding performances from "jks" and Russel "Twistszz" Van Dulken. G2 Esports put up a valiant effort on Dust II, but FaZe managed to secure a narrow 16-14

Hellraisers Announces Suspension of Operations During Ukraine War

Esports organization Hellraisers has issued a statement revealing their decision to suspend operations for the duration of the ongoing war in Ukraine. This suspension applies to both the Hellraisers CS:GO and Dota 2 teams, as the organization comprises individuals from Russia, who are currently in Ukraine alongside their Ukrainian colleagues, facing the challenges posed by the conflict. In light of the situation and to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff, Hellraisers has made the difficult choice to put the project on

As per a Dexerto report, Virtus Pro’s CS:GO players…

ESL prohibited Virtus Pro from participating in the tournament due to their connections with Russia and its government, similar to Gambit Esports. However, they allowed the players to compete if they used a different team name, which they opted to do. Despite playing under a different banner, Virtus Pro has expressed their objections to the ESL ban, calling it unfair and a consequence of 'cancel culture.' They view it as an example of cancel culture, but without any ultimatums forcing them to take
2 Gamers fist bumping each other during a competitive game of Counter Strike

From Hobby to E-sports Startup: “Good Game” is Taking…

When account strategist Nikola Stolnik was working for Google in Dublin, he used most of his free time to play Counter Strike or Dota with colleagues from other tech companies. Usually what happened next was that these friendly competitions ended as matches between Google and Facebook, or other tech companies, Stolnik explains.  Upon his return to his native Croatia, the notion gave him another idea – for organizing B2B e-sports events that would include top tech companies from the region. “The goal was to invite
Team Liquid's Stewie2k

Team Liquid’s Stewie2k-Truly the greatest in North American CSGO

In numerous ways we can underrate a player, starting from their technical skills to their tactical strategies. They may also be judged by their impact in-game as well. However, sometimes classifying them becomes extremely difficult and that is exactly how it happens with Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip, the entry-fragger and catalyst for Team Liquid. Who is also one of the most significant CSGO players in the history of North American e-sports. The next half of 2019 is likely to be positive in a bigger
Team Liquid Becomes First Ever to Attain

Team Liquid Becomes First Ever to Attain #1 Rank…

Global Offensive squad is the first team in the history of North America to rank number one in the world by HLTV. Liquid has managed to acquire the top ranking after their victory in the Dreamhack Masters in Dallas, Texas last week. Liquid has acquired the first position in the Intel extreme Masters XIV in Sydney Australia. It has also acquired the second position in the CS Summit for and two blast Pro series events that has helped them to reach the number

Qualifiers for the ESL Cologne are about to being

On the 5th of July ESL One is coming to Cologne in Germany for the sixth year in a row. Many CS:GO fans are super hyped about the event as they will get a firsthand view of some of the best CS:GO teams in the world battling it out in the playoffs in the majestic Lanxess-Arena. The tournament comes with a nifty $300,000.00 prize pool and is kicking off with a group stage on the 2nd of July. Of the event’s sixteen participating

Here are the four teams attending the Eleague CSGO…

Turner Broadcast Studio has revealed the list of teams for its upcoming tournaments. We will see the Eleague CS: GO Invitational feature four CS: GO  teams. While previous editions of the Eleague tournaments involved multiple CS: GO teams from all over the world, this one will be different. The four teams are Cloud9, Faze Clan, BIG and Complexity. These include two North American teams and two European teams. The Eleague CS: GO Invitational will take place over a three day period from January

ESL announces the Groups and match-ups for the IEM…

ESL has announced the Groups and Match-ups for the IEM Katowice Minors. The CS: GO MInors start on the 16th of January with the EU and CIS minor taking place. The remaining regions will see their competitions start on the 22nd of January. Each Minor features eight teams and has a prize pool of $50,000. The Top two teams from each Minor proceed to secure a spot in the upcoming Katowice Major. The third place in every minor will move to the Third

The Katowice 2019 European Minor Preview

The IEM Katowice 2019 is touted to be one of the biggest events in Counter-Strike. It is the first Major of 2019 and has already garnered a lot of attention from mainstream media. IEM Katowice will take place in February, however, there are multiple Minor events which will determine which team makes it to the next stage. The European CS: GO scene has always been the peak of Counterstrike scene. European CS: GO has had a long history and we have multiple talented

Faze add AdreN as their fifth player and YNK…

Faze Clan has announced their complete roster for the start of 2019. After releasing Finn "karrigan" Andersen from the team, they needed to complete their full roster. They were one man short. With the IEM Katowice Major 2019, and the IBuyPower Masters IV before that fast approaching, the team had very little time to announce their roster. AdreN joins Faze Clan. Former Gambit player, Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev has joined the CSGO roster for Faze Clan. The player is a former Major winner when

Team Liquid is the last and final team to…

Team Liquid is the last and final team to receive an invite to the IBuyPower Masters IV. The IBuyPower Masters will take place at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. There will be a total of eight teams in participation. These include some of the best teams in the world including Faze Clan, Astralis, Cloud9 and now Team Liquid. IBuyPower has revealed that Team Liquid is the latest invite to play at the IBuyPower Masters. This tournament is probably the last event before

Complexity join list of IBuyPower Masters IV Teams.

Complexity Gaming has received an invite to the upcoming IBuyPower Masters IV. The tournament is a return to Counter-Strike event for PC Maker IBuyPower. The company gained notoriety in CS: GO when its team was found guilty of match-fixing. The players of the original roster [ most of them ] were banned by the game developer. The bans still stand as of today. It was after this episode that IBuyPower's involvement in the CS: GO scene was limited to organising events. The IBuyPower
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Flash Gaming disband: releases players from their contracts.

Chinese organisation Flash Gaming has announced that they will be disbanding their CS: GO roster. Flash Gaming is one of the top teams in the Asian CS: GO scene. They recently loaned two of their players to Tyloo. They let go of Cai “Summer” Yu Lun and Shang “Attacker” Yuan Zhang to Tyloo. This decision was taken after mutual understanding according to their official press release. You can read their entire statement on Weibo. Flash Gaming did not really have a lot of

Swole Patrol add Vanity and Food to their roster…

Anthony "vanity" Malaspina and Victor "food" Wong have parted ways with Team Singularity. The two players will meet their former teammates on Swole Patrol. This allows them to play in the ESL Pro league and carve a name for themselves in the North American Counter-Strike scene. https://twitter.com/vanitycsgo/status/1080296823158333440 Swole Patrol recently lost Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro to Cloud9. The player joins Cloud9 on trial for the upcoming IEM Katowice 2019 Major.   Singularity CS: GO roster is now down to just the following: Joshua "oSee"

Optic Gaming sign Refrezh to their CSGO roster

North American Counter-Strike team Optic Gaming has announced the signing of Refrezh to their roster. Ismail "Refrezh" Ali is a promising youngster who has proven himself in the European Tier two scene. The player was previously a member of Fragsters before being a free agent. The player was looking forward to his new adventure when he decided to leave Fragsters in the first week of December. Every journey has an end and my journey with these boys ends now. We have accomplished good

Karrigan joins Team Envy on Trial for the Americas…

Finn "Karrigan" Andersen is one of the most well-known players in the Counter-Strike scene. The player has been able to provide excellent leadership to many of the top teams in the world. Formerly a part of Astralis, Karrigan moved to Faze Clan in  October 2016. He has been a staple of the team and has helped the team develop its own charisma. https://twitter.com/karriganCSGO/status/1079927993814958081 The former roster for Faze Clan was supposed to be the best team in the world. They had all the

Faze Clan bench Karrigan, will announce more details soon.

International team Faze Clan has announced a change to their Counter-Strike roster. Their on and off In-Game Leader Karrigan will be benched effective immediately. The decision is not a huge surprise since the player has seen diminishing time as the primary IGL in the team. Faze Clan - The Best Team that could not be the best. The Faze Clan roster, when it came into existence, was by far the best team on paper. Comprising of players such as Karrigan, Olofmeister, Guardian, Niko

MiBr is the first team to receive an invite…

The Blast Pro Series Lisbon came to an end with Astralis emerging as the winners. They take home a prize money of $125,000 after defeating Na'Vi 2-0 in the Grand finals. Immediately following the end of the event, Blast Pro Series has already announced the first invite for its net tournament. Made in Brazil will attend the Blast Pro series, Sao Paolo. The event will take place across two days from 22nd March till 23rd March. The official webpage for Sao Paolo sees

Astralis win Blast Pro series 2018; Fnatic secure PLG…

The Blast Pro Series Lisbon has just come to an end and Astralis, yet again, emerge as the winners. The tournament was the final Blast Pro Series for 2018 and we will see the tournament circuit for Blast Pro resume next year. Astralis' win at this tournament cements their position as the best team in the world, yet again. They are your current CS:GO Major Champions having won the FaceIT London Major with considerable ease. Over the past few months, they followed it