Rogue benches shinobi for remainder of ESL Pro League season

North American Counter-Strike team Rogue has benched in-game leader Josh “shinobi” Abastado for the remainder of the ESL Pro League season, according to multiple sources.

October 30, 2017

DeKay’s Final Five: EPICENTER 2017

Here’s the DeKay Final Five from a wild week that was EPICENTER 2017.

October 30, 2017
HellRaisers aded a disclosure to its sponsored content but it's still problematic

Hellraisers added a disclaimer to its sponsored content promoting gambling, but it’s still murky

HellRaisers made distinct changes to its sponsored content regarding bitcoin mining and gambling, two weeks after a Slingshot report criticized the organization’s lack of transparency

October 20, 2017
Boltz to SK Gaming for felps is apparently not a done deal, according to sources

Felps situation still ongoing; will play with SK Gaming at ELEAGUE Major

SK Gaming’s reported acquisition of Ricardo “boltz” Prass is not yet permanent, and João “felps” Vasconcellos will play at least two major LANs with SK Gaming in the next few months, according to sources close to the team.

October 19, 2017
Kjaerbye says Astralis might quit CS:GO if zonic didn't coach them anymore

Kjaerbye describes differences between Cloud9 and Team Liquid and talks about Astralis' relationship with zonic

Slingshot’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with Astralis’ Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye during the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier to talk about reaching the finals and the team’s relationship with coach Danny “Zonic” Sørensen.

October 17, 2017
The CS:GO Minor qualifiers were a mess

The CS:GO Minor qualifiers were a mess

The Minor qualifiers for the upcoming ELEAGUE Major in January came under criticism over the weekend for technical issues and a perceived failure to prevent cheaters from entering.

October 16, 2017
k0nfig says valde has helped North in many ways

K0nfig on adding valde to North and the rework of Dust2

Slingshot’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with North’s Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke during the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier to talk about expectations for the event, Dust2 coming back into the map pool, and adding Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså.

October 13, 2017
daps will step down as NRG's in-game leader and will be replaced by RIKO

Daps to step down from NRG active roster, move to coaching role

Damian “daps” Steele will step down from NRG Esports’ Counter-Strike lineup, according to multiple sources close to the player and team.

October 12, 2017
Karrigan says GuardiaN is playing free on FaZe Clan

Karrigan discusses the new FaZe Clan lineup and how he uses tactics

Slingshot’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with FaZe Clan in-game leader Finn “karrigan” Andersen after the quarterfinals of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier. They talked about adjusting to the new lineup and having so much firepower on one team.

October 12, 2017
Stewie2k (Jake Yip) says tarik (Tarik Celik) has been a great addition to Cloud9

Stewie2k describes ELEAGUE match against G2 and how Cloud9 handles criticism better

Slingshot’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with Jake “Stewie2k” Yip after Cloud9 defeated G2 Esports 2-0 in the quarterfinals Tuesday of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.

October 11, 2017