Tag: CSGO

Biggest Tournament in CSGO: IEM Katowice Major Primer

(Image: Inside the Spodek arena © Helena Kristiansson – esportphoto.com)

The Intel Extreme Masters Katowice CSGO Major 2019 kicks off this Wednesday in Katowice, Poland.

Over the next three weeks, twenty-four of the best teams from all over the world will compete to win the most prestigious title in CSGO and their share of a million dollar prize pool. . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: ECS Finals Return To UK For Season 7

FACEIT has revealed that the CSGO ECS Season 7 Finals will take place in London this summer.

The event will occur from 06-09 June; the SSE Arena in Wembley is hosting the final two days of the tournament.

New ECS logo.

This is the fourth time the London based company have chosen to hold their flagship event in their home city. FACEIT’s Valve sponsored major also took place at the SSE Arena last September. . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: Asia & America Minors Produce Four More Major Qualifiers

It was a happy Australia Day in Katowice as Renegades and Grayhound Gaming waltzed into the Katowice Major.

Renegades secured their place yesterday by winning the Asian Minor. Fellow countrymen Grayhound joined them by beating ViCi in the lower bracket final.

Grayhound’s Liam “malta” Schembri singled out in-game-leader Chris “dexter”‘ Nong for praise. He tweeted: “On a serious note, so proud of the effort every single member of this team put in to get the W today, none more than @dextersjourney, dude puts his all in every day.” . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: Katowice EU Minor Teams Ranked

As the Katowice CSGO Major is less than a month away, eyes look to Poland for the regional Minor Championships. This is an opportunity for teams from all over the world to prove their worth and secure their place at the Major. We’ve ranked all the teams from the EU Minor, read and find out who we think are the favourites to win the tournament. . . . .  . . . read more

smooya: A New Hope for UK CS?

At ESL Cologne 2018, smooya fired his way into the public consciousness as he became the first player from the UK to reach the final of a premier international tournament. At the age of 19, and with his future firmly in front of him, could we be seeing the birth of a UK superstar?

The Good

Prior to adding smooya to the roster in April 2018, BIG seemed to be missing something. After a lacklustre group stage exit at the Boston major in January, the team floundered. They found themselves rarely qualifying for offline events, often losing to much less experienced teams in online qualification. Their style of play wasn’t particularly dynamic and, to be brief, most opponents had their number. The addition of smooya added some much needed flair to the line-up and, perhaps more importantly, gave veteran tactician gob b a talented new tool to work with. . . . .  . . . read more