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Month: July 2017
  • friberg now officially looking for a new team – “I still feel the hunger”

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    fribergAdam „friberg“ Friberg was sitting on the bench of NIP Gaming for almost two months now and it was unclear whether he wants to continue his career as a player on a top level or if he is looking into becomming a coach or analyst instead. Today friberg announced via Twitter that he talked to NIP Gaming in order to end his contract with immediate effect and that he wants to lift a trophy again and is now open for team offers. Here is the full statement   The last couple of weeks I've been thinking a lot what I...
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  • Report: Natus Vincere has found two players to round up their lineup

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    HellRaisersAccording to a report by esports insider Jarek "DeKay" Lewis on sligshotesports, Natus Vincere has found their two new players which they will officially announce this week. Sources close to the team told Lewis that the two new players will be Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow from HellRaisers and Denis “electronic” Sharipov from Flipsid3 Tactics. Only a couple of days ago Na`Vi announced the departure from Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and Denis "seized" Kostin. While the future of seized remains unclear, GuardiaN is expected to join FaZe Clan, as we already wrote in a past article. The new Lineup of Natus Vincere could look like the following Kirill...
  • Fan creates real life version of de_dust2 for a Counter-Strike tabletop game

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    From time to time Counter-Strike fans get really creative when it comes to creating cool stuff around their favorite game. The user "undeadrajib" for example has shared a gallery of his self-created tabletop game for which he has rebuild de_dust2 in countless hours. The real life version of de_dust2 does not only look great, you can actually play on it! Here is a short explanation how the game works by the creater himself.   The gameplay is more or less standard skirmish type, but with Counterstrike flavor. Four miniatures each for T and CT teams start from the usual spawn...
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  • $500,000 in skins lost – Valve shuts down SKINSJAR bots

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    skinsValve continues it's fight against filthy businesses around CS:GO skins. The latest site they shut down was SKINSJAR which used to be the sponsor of SK Gaming and hugely invested into marketing their service. According to a report by esports journalist Richard Lewis, SKINSJAR lost skins worth $500,000 when their trading bots got shut down by Valve. In an official statement by the founders, SKINSJAR states that they are looking to compensate their users who have lost their skins.It remains unclear if SKINSJAR will come back to life or if it remains shut down.  
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  • Thorin critizises the Major prize pool: $10,000,000 for TI7, but only $5,750,000 for CS:GO

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    CS:GO analyst and expert Duncan "Thorin" Shields has never been shy to critisize. This time he questions the amount of prize money Valve puts into the CS:GO Majors and compares it to the amount of money for which Dota 2 teams play in The International, the biggest tournament for the game, hosted by Valve. Thanks to a crowdfunding system, in which fans can buy special ingame items in order to boost the prize money for the event, the winner of the upcoming TI7 will earn more than $10,000,000. As Thorin states in his Tweet, all 11 Majors so far combined...
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  • Rumours say that Fnatic will split up – olofmeister and dennis are set to leave

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    FnaticIt happened once and it could happen again. French esports journalist and insider neL stated on Twitter that Fnatic could split up soon. Almost one year ago Freddy "KRiMZ" Johansson, Jesper "JW" Wecksell and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist left Fnatic in order to join GODSENT. It did not last very long and after a couple of unsatisfying performances, all three players went back to Fnatic to play with their former team mates Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Dennis "dennis" Edman again. Although the lineup was not able to come back to their peak performance in early 2016 and 2015 with multiple tournament winnings, the team seemed...
  • FalleN responses to speculations around a possible change in SK Gaming

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    sk gamingTraditionally once a Major is finished, many teams decide to make changes to their roster and speculations about who could join which team begin. SK Gaming is no exception to this and despite being the champions of multiple tournaments like Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, ESC Season 3 or ESL One Cologne 2017, some rumours claimed that SK could say farewell to João 'felps' Vasconcellos and pick up Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles from Immortals, to improve the support for the two star players coldzera and fer during the game. Now, in an interview with the brazilian edition of ESPN esports, team captain Gabriel 'FalleN'...
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  • VALVE’s ridiculous response regarding the “jump bug”

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    jump bugA topic a lot of professional players, experts and fans have gone mad about is the "jump bug", most famously used by BIG Clan at the PGL Major in Krakow. Briefly explained it is a jump while crouching in the right moment behind an obstacle like a wall or a box. While the player who is using the bug can perfectly see everything behind the obstacle, enemies won't be able to see his model. During the Major all teams (even BIG Clan after two matches in which they used the bug) agreed on not using the bug, but it remains a...
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  • Counter-Strike for your mobile phone? Try Standoff 2!

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    Standoff 2You probably know this feeling. You are waiting for the bus or have a break at work or school and you would love to spend some time playing Counter-Strike. If you have a mobile phone with Android 4.0 or higher, we got news for you! No, there is not a "real" CS:GO mobile version comming, but with "Standoff 2" there is at least a game available which is more or less a blatant copy of the pc game we all love. A look at the screenshots quickly reveal that the map is pretty much a copy of de_dust2 and even...
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  • Confirmed: GuardiaN and seized will leave Na`Vi – New lineup could be announced next week

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    natus vincereThe rumours about a possible change in Natus Vincere have been confirmed. Both Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács and Denis ‘seized’ Kostin will leave the team once another organization is willing to pay the buyout. Only a couple of minutes ago the organization released a very honest interview with their CEO Yevhen Zolotarov who explains the reasons behind the decision. In the interview he says that especially GuardiaN felt a huge lack of motivation playing for Na`Vi lately and that seized has failed as a captain and IGL for the team. Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev, Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev and Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev will stay in the...
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  • Is FaZe Clan interested in signing olofmeister from Fnatic?

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    olofmeisterYesterday we reported about rumours saying that Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács could leave Natus Vincere in order to replace Aleksi ‘allu’ Jalli as the main AWPer in the international lineup of FaZe Clan. Today another change for the team around Finn 'karrigan' Andersen is rumoured. According to several sources close to the teams, FaZe Clan is about to make an offer for Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer  from Fnatic. The 25 year old Swede used to be one of the, if not the, best players in the world in 2015 and recently came back to form after his wrist injury in 2016. Rumours say that he...
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  • Report: GuardiaN and seized are set to leave Natus Vincere

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    According to a report by the very well informed esports insider and journalist Jarek 'DeKay' Lewis, Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács and Denis 'seized' Kostin are set to leave Natus Vincere according several sources close to the team. The team struggled to deliver consistent results for a couple of months now and missed to reclaim their legend spot at the PGL Major in Krakow a week ago. AWP expert GuardiaN is expected to join FaZe Clan. Rumours say that he will replace Aleksi 'allu' Jalli who lacks consistency in his AWP-ing, as many experts criticized. According to the article, "the most likely candidates to join...