When a competitor enters their chosen field, they will eventually ask themselves, “How far do I want to go?”
The most prestigious Counter-Strike event of the summer has hit the halfway point, and it’s time for a quick reset after the PGL Major group stage.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The Krakow Major group stage is over. The final teams that made it are: Fnatic, Virtus.Pro and Immortals. The eliminated teams were: G2, Cloud 9 and Flipsid3. Among the six teams remaining, the teams I had penned into the playoffs were Fnatic and G2. Fnatic was finally
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Stage 4 of the PGL Krakow Major group stage has ended. The three teams eliminated were mouz, Penta and Na’Vi. The three teams that moved on were Astralis, North and SK. I’ll go over my predictions and how the results played out compared to what I
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast At the Krakow Major the eight teams I predicted to make the playoffs were: Astralis, SK, FaZe, G2, Fnatic, North, mouz and Gambit. After Day 3, two teams were eliminated and two made it to the playoffs. The two eliminated were Vega and FaZe. The two
Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså announced Tuesday he is no longer a part of Heroic's Counter-Strike team and has become a free agent.
This has always been a concern for esports events, but it has popped up once again for the PGL Krakow Major and Pimpmuckl's statement about observing at events.
Friberg on NiP: “In the end, it felt like we tried everything, but nothing really worked out, so we knew that something had to be done after we went out after the minor qualifier.”
For Ninjas in Pyjamas, the unthinkable happened June 12.
After losing to Gambit on Cache in the second round of the Swiss system at the PGL Krakow Major, resentment flared among the G2 Esports camp
Godsent announced Monday that Jacob "Pyth" Mourujärvi will stand in for Andreas "znajder" Lindberg at DreamHack Atlanta this week because of znajder's vacation plans.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’m doing a giant research project right now that probably won’t come to fruition until a year for now, but I thought this was interesting to note. In the match between SK and VP at ESL One Cologne, VP seemed to have setups specifically to
This time around, we're just doing some predictions for the Krakow Major day by day. It will be me, Vince and Dekay.
Slingshot's Jarek 'DeKay" Lewis caught up with mousesports' Christian "loWel" Antoran last month to talk about adding Robin "ropz" Kool to the team and his relationship with OpTic's Oscar "Mixwell" Canellas.
In one of the great finals of CS:GO history, Astralis squeaked by Virtus.Pro to win the ELEAGUE Major.
Aizy: “I think we’re lacking a lot of confidence right now. Confidence is such a big part of CS, and if you’re lacking it, it’s pretty hard to play.”
Philip "aizy" Aistrup has had an interesting few months.
Journalist Richard Lewis revealed Thursday documents that show RFRSH Entertainment owns majority shares in Astralis and Heroic -- despite a previous denial from the organization.
In this week’s episode of “Taking Aim,” Jarek “DeKay” Lewis and Stephen Chiu discuss ESL One Cologne and the new map veto process for the PGL Major. They also debate which is the “real” version of Cloud9, Natus Vincere and Team Liquid. They also take a deep dive on the PGL Major and offer their
Luminosity Gaming will replace Counter-Strike players Lucas "Destiny" Bullo and Bruno "shz" Martinelli along with the team's coach, according to multiple sources close to the players and organization.
JDM on Twistzz: “He is doing a really good job at not (developing an ego). And he has a lot of positive energy and a positive attitude.”
Slingshot's Jarek "DeKay" Lewis caught up with Team Liquid's Joshua "jdm64" Marzano last month at the ESL Pro League finals to discuss his AWPing style and implementing Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken into the team.
Mind over matter: The steps that turned Astralis from chokers into one of the world’s best Counter-Strike teams
In the current Counter-Strike era, Astralis is among the top three teams in the world. The results speak for themselves:
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Richard Lewis said a while ago that the ultimate goal of RFRSH was to run its own tournament. He and many others pointed out the obvious conflict of interest with owning/operating a tournament as well as owning multiple teams (that would likely compete in the tournament). I’ve
PashaBiceps on goal of soccer match with SK: “I think we want to show people that gamers, esport gamers, are not only lazy bums who only play (on the) computer all day.”
Just what has happened to Virtus.Pro? One minute the Polish powerhouse was a Major runner-up and DreamHack Las Vegas champion, and the next it dropped out of IEM Katowice before the main event, got relegated from the ESL Pro League and ECS and then failed to win any matches at ESL One Cologne.
RFRSH Entertainment announced Thursday a $250,000 Counter-Strike tournament called the BLAST Pro Series, which will run in November.
A little more than a week after tweeting about the BMW that was presumed stolen, Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett again took to Twitter to reveal he recovered the vehicle.
With the PGL Krakow Major coming up, I thought I'd write up some thoughts about what happened at ESL Cologne and what that means going into the Major.
Shroud on ESL One Cologne: “Before we came here we were just going to use this event as practice because we had no time to practice before.”
Cloud9’s month long journey through Europe got off to a pretty poor start with three map losses and a last place finish at DreamHack Summer.
The story of the SK Gaming, the Brazilian Counter-Strike powerhouse, has many starting points.
Team Liquid's ownership group, aXiomatic, was chosen as one of 11 companies to participate in the Disney Accelerator Program.
Seized looking ahead at his career: “No one can know what’s going to be in the future, but I hope everything is going to be OK with us and we will stay together and keep achieving our goals.”
Go back a little over a year and Natus Vincere was undoubtedly one of the top Counter-Strike teams in the world
Ropz on Stewie’s taunts to Mouz: “I think it’s good that people are having this kind of approach at the games. I really like when people just have some banter between each other.”
When mousesports sold Nikola “NiKo” Kovac to FaZe Clan after the ELEAGUE Major, many were concerned about the team’s potential to stay near the top.
ESL One Cologne just finished, the PGL Krakow Major is right around the corner (as is the post-Major shuffle), and it’s the perfect time to answer more of your questions.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast News broke today the map ban system for the PGL Major has been changed. Now instead of the map randomizer, they are going to have Team A ban two maps, Team B ban three maps. Then Team A gets to pick the remaining map while
SK Gaming was penalized part of its ESL One Cologne prize money for violating the rules regarding technical timeouts.
Group stage format has flaws and Cloud9 needs to make up its mind: DeKay’s Final Five from ESL One Cologne
SK Gaming continued its hot streak by winning ESL One Cologne over the weekend, an event that had plenty of moments to discuss.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast With ESL Cologne ending, the player hater scoring has also ended. At the end, GRT crushed it. The total scores were: GRT: -31 Vince: -40 Messiosso: -46 Turbo: -47 Ollie: -49 stuchiu: -52 Skim: -64 GRT’s team: Rain: -29 JDM: 11 Tarik: -10 Mixwell: -9
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast These are some thoughts I’ve had while watching ESL One Cologne so far. The condition for Natus Vincere to win was to have two of their three stars show up. For whatever reason, this has happened this event with GuardiaN having one of his best events
During the end period of Fnatic's dominance, three generational talents rose and made their first entrance into the global scene. They were Marcelo “coldzera” David, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and Nikola “NiKo” Kovac.
Following a report by Richard Lewis on Monday that unveiled evidence of possible match-fixing in a game between Chinese CS:GO teams T.O.T and EMP at a World Cyber Arena tournament, the WCA has taken action against one of the allegedly involved parties.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The group stage for ESL One Cologne player hater draft has ended. In the end, Thomas Matthews and Jonathan Nickson ended up winning because the combo of aizy/olof or olof/dennis were too strong. Overall, the most picked players who ruined everyone were GuardiaN and EliGE. aizy and shox
In this week’s episode of “Taking Aim,” Jarek “DeKay” Lewis and Stephen Chiu run down the PGL Major qualifier, look ahead to the playoffs of ESL One Cologne and determine which teams need to shuffle.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast’ We received a a statement from ESL about their layoffs. It was way too big, so I’m going to translate it. Here is the original: “ESL is realigning resources and expanding its organization to drive innovation in the esports market, including creating opportunities in original
ESL layoffs hit North American office; ESL confirms 5 percent of global workforce will leave the company
One week after a large chunk of layoffs hit the ESL’s main office in Cologne, Germany, a similar exodus has taken place in the organization’s North American branch, according to multiple sources.
Twelve teams have been invited to the $250,000 Counter-Strike tournament at DreamHack Malmo, as revealed through a YouTube video titled "What Defines a Master."
The PGL Krakow Major talent was announced Tuesday, and many familiar faces will be on hand to call the next Counter-Strike Major.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast At the PGL Krakow Major qualifier, a tech pause was called during an Immortals game. The players were apparently warned about swearing. I’m of two minds of this. First, if it’s in the rules that you can’t swear, then fine. Second, I don’t know why that
When I first started to watch CS:GO, Nikola “NiKo” Kovac was one of the first players to catch my eye.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast UPDATE (4:12 p.m. ET July 5): The spreadsheet is updated. Check out the results after the first two days of competition. For the Krakow Major Qualifiers, I had the guys give me a prediction and player hater pick. This time around, I did a Player Haters
The offline qualifier for the PGL Krakow Major had all the drama Counter-Strike fans expected.
The Fnatic empire has been one of the most impactful organizations in the history of CS:GO.
Fnatic announced Monday it will part ways with Viktor "vuggo" Jendeby, the manager of the organization's Counter Strike team.