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Counter-Strike: Astralis' e3stag joins Cloud9

The Dane, Patrick Hansen, will wear the colours of the historic North-American esports organisation. He leaves Astralis, a team that has only just put itself back on the road to recovery, in a move that raises further questions about the effectiveness of an expanded roster.

• 19 oct 2020

CS:GO — FaZe Clan crowned European champions of IEM New York

FaZe Clan are the European champions of IEM New York 2020. This year, the competition was split into separate regions due to the pandemic, but this still represents a significant achievement for the European side, who will receive $70,000 and 400 ESL Pro Tour points for their win.

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ESL One Rio Major 2020 cancelled

Originally scheduled for May 11-14, then postponed to November, the ESL One Rio Major 2020 has now been cancelled. The $2m tournament becomes the latest in a long line to be affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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HenryG becomes Cloud9 General Manager

After a six-year career as a widely respected commentator, Henry 'HenryG' Greer has hung up the mic for a new role in reshaping Cloud9's CS:GO operations.

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Team Vitality win IEM Beijing 2020

In a battle of two titanic European CS:GO teams, French outfit Team Vitality completed a reverse-sweep victory over Natus Vincere.

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Thorin signs on for Guild CS:GO project

Esports historian and well-known analyst Duncan "Thorin" Shields has agreed to a consultancy role with Guild Esports, the organization that sports David Beckham as an investor.

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NiKo joins G2 Esports Counter-Strike team

What's better than having one Kovač on your team? Simple: two Kovač players! The eternal kings of recruitment announcements, G2 have dealt a major blow to their competitors by recruiting one of esports' top names.

Vitality remain unbeaten at DreamHack while G2 bow out

DreamHack Open Fall continues to take place on a uniquely online environment. Both Vitality and G2 had qualified for the playoffs and could start dreaming of the title. But while Vitality are going strong in the Upper Bracket, G2 have seen a run through the Lower Bracket cut short.

Counter-Strike: Team Heretics Find Replacement for Nivera

The Spanish organisation Team Heretics has opted to keep it French moving forward in CS:GO. Following Nivera’s departure for Team Vitality, Heretics has picked up Python, another French player. While not widely known by the community, he is already familiar with several players on the roster.

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100 Thieves exit CS:GO for a second time

100 Thieves have confirmed their exit from competitive CS:GO, with CEO Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag citing ambiguity and uncertainty in the scene as the reasons.

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Astralis wins the CS:GO Pro League in Europe

Despite complicated times, Astralis won the twelfth edition of the European ESL Pro League. The win is vindication for the best team in the world, after critics questioned the viability of a 7-player roster model.

ESIC bans 37 Counter-Strike coaches for exploiting coaching bug

In a move set to shake up the scene, the Esports Integrity Commission have announced the suspensions of 37 coaches from all over the world. The reason: exploiting a bug that allowed them to cheat, leading to a wave of temporary exclusions from the biggest tournaments in Counter-Strike.

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"I live for playing in front of a crowd" — Finn “karrigan” Andersen

Finn Andersen has played Counter-Strike competitively for more than 15 years. Having represented some of the biggest orgs in the scene — Fnatic, Astralis, FaZe Clan — he currently plies his trade in mousesports. The 30-year old Dane has seen it all, but Covid-19 has caught him off-guard

CSPPA Unveil New Ranking System

Although there are almost as many systems for ranking CS:GO teams as there are players, the CSPPA unveiled it's own unique ranking format last weekend. This new system calculates its rankings differently to other ranking formats.

Counter-Strike: BLAST end partnership with NEOM

Although it was only announced on July 28th, BLAST's partnership with NEOM, the Saudi futuristic megacity project, has been come to an end. This decision comes off the back of widespread criticism and protests from CS:GO's competitive scene.

Counter-Strike: FaZe Clan Recruits Kjaerbye

With Olofmeister still inactive, FaZe Clan have acquired Kjaerbye to round out their 5-man roster. The Danish player was best known for his time on Astralis and North and is returning from a short medical break.

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09:50 Team Vitality win IEM Beijing 2020
13:24 Thorin signs on for Guild CS:GO project
09:36 NiKo joins G2 Esports Counter-Strike team
04:02 Vitality remain unbeaten at DreamHack while G2 bow out
05:15 Counter-Strike: Team Heretics Find Replacement for Nivera
04:27 Team Vitality signs Counter-Strike Prodigy
03:56 Counter-Strike: Astralis' e3stag joins Cloud9
02:46 100 Thieves exit CS:GO for a second time
10:16 CS:GO — FaZe Clan crowned European champions of IEM New York
07:16 Astralis wins the CS:GO Pro League in Europe

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