• Virtus.pro bench buster, YEKINDAR

    Virtus.pro shuffled their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster on Monday following a disappointing result in the PGL Antwerp Major, moving Timur “buster” Tulepov of Kazakhstan and Mareks “YEKINDAR” Galinskis of Latvia to the bench. Virtus.pro were eliminated in Antwerp at the Legends Stage and also posted less-than-expected results at IEM Katowice. At Antwerp, the team competed […]

  • FaZe Clan beats Natus Vincere to win PGL Antwerp

    FaZe Clan swept Natus Vincere in Sunday’s grand final to claim the title at the PGL Major Antwerp in Belgium. FaZe won the first map in overtime, 19-16 on Inferno, before finishing the job by beating NaVi 16-10 on Nuke to earn the $500,000 grand prize. FaZe began their journey in the Legends Stage, the […]

  • Fnatic bench ALEX, poizon from CS:GO roster

    United Kingdom’s Alex “ALEX” McMeekin and Bulgaria’s Valentin “poizon” Vasilev are no longer active on Fnatic’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The club also returned Sweden’s Peppe “Peppzor” Borak to the Fnatic Rising academy squad. The moves leave only Sweden’s Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson and the UK’s William “mezii” Merriman on the active roster. “After a difficult […]

  • Natus Vincere, FaZe reach grand final at PGL Antwerp

    FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere both earned sweeps in their Saturday semifinal matches to set up their clash in the grand final of the PGL Major Antwerp in Belgium. FaZe swept Team Spirit while Na’Vi swept ENCE to advance to Sunday’s finale. FaZe opened with a 16-13 win on Mirage before clinching in a marathon, […]

  • Natus Vincere, ENCE reach semifinals at PGL Antwerp

    Natus Vincere and ENCE won their Champions Stage quarterfinal matches Friday to round out the final four of the PGL Major Antwerp in Belgium. Natus Vincere beat Heroic 2-1 to stay unbeaten in the major, while ENCE swept Copenhagen Flames 2-0. They joined Team Spirit and FaZe Clan in the semifinals, while Heroic and the […]

  • MIBR promote brnz4n to replace WOOD7

    MIBR confirmed the promotion of academy star Breno “brnz4n” Poletto to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive starting lineup Friday. The Brazilian squad benched AWPer and in-game leader Adriano “WOOD7” Cerato earlier this week. The 18-year-old brnz4n joined MIBR Academy last August. The roster shuffle comes on the heels of last week’s elimination in the PGL Antwerp […]

  • Spirit, FaZe make semifinals in Champions Stage at PGL Antwerp

    Team Spirit continued their hot streak at the PGL Major Antwerp in Belgium on Thursday, winning for the sixth consecutive time to join FaZe Clan in claiming the event’s first two semifinal berths. After going 3-1 in the initial Challengers Stage and following with a 3-0 mark in the Legends Stage earlier this week, top-seeded […]

  • MOUZ NXT sign 15-year-old Jimpphat

    MOUZ NXT announced the signing Thursday of 15-year-old Jimi “Jimpphat” Salo. The Finnish rifler is the youngest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player ever signed by the organization. Jimpphat is the younger brother of GORILLAZ AWPer Jere “sergej” Salo. Jimpphat has been standing in with the MOUZ NXT academy team since March. “I think Jimi has been […]

  • Report: MIBR replacing WOOD7 with brnz4n

    MIBR benched in-game leader Adriano “WOOD7” Cerato and promoted Breno “brnz4n” Poletto to fill the vacancy, HLTV reported Wednesday. WOOD7 had been the AWPer for the Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team since last October. The 26-year-old Brazilian previously played for Bravos Gaming, Team RUFUS and RED Canids. Promoted from the MIBR academy team, brnz4n is […]

  • WePlay Academy League Season 4 to include $100k prize pool

    Developmental squads for some of the biggest teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will complete in WePlay Academy League Season 4. The competition will feature a $100,000 prize pool, with the top team receiving $45,000. Pool play will run May 24 to June 6, with the 14 teams divided into two groups for a round robin […]

  • Flames, FURIA, Heroic grab final Champions spots at PGL Antwerp

    In the final day of Legends Stage action at the PGL Major Antwerp in Belgium on Tuesday, three teams — the Copenhagen Flames, Heroic and FURIA Esports — earned clutch wins to clinch the final spots in the upcoming Champions Stage that starts Thursday. Both Heroic and FURIA endured three-map victories. Heroic downed Team Vitality […]

  • FaZe, NiP, ENCE all emerge as Round 4 winners at PGL Antwerp

    At the Legends Stage of the PGL Major Antwerp in Belgium on Monday, FaZe, Ninjas in Pyjamas and ENCE all earned wins to lock up slots in the Champions Stage that begins Thursday. They’ll join two winners who previously advanced Sunday, Natus Vincere and Team Spirit (each undefeated), along with three more teams who will […]

  • NaVi, Spirit stay unbeaten in Legends Stage at PGL Antwerp

    Natus Vincere and Team Spirit battled their way to three-map victories in Round 3 Sunday to advance to the Champions Stage of PGL Major Antwerp 2022 in Belgium. NaVi defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 and Spirit rallied down a map to beat the Copenhagen Flames 2-1 in the second day of Legends action after the […]

  • NaVi, Spirit start 2-0 in Legends Stage at PGL Antwerp

    A quartets of teams kicked off the first day of Legends Stage action on Saturday by each winning a pair of matches at PGL Major Antwerp 2022 in Belgium. Natus Vincere, Team Spirit, the Copenhagen Flames and Ninjas in Pyjamas all began Legends play 2-0 as the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament resumed two days after […]

  • Bad News Eagles rally to advance at PGL Antwerp

    Team Liquid and Imperial Esports posted sweeps and Bad News Eagles rallied to win their Round 5 match as the Challengers Stage concluded Thursday at PGL Major Antwerp 2022 in Belgium. Liquid, Imperial and BNE advanced to the Legends Stage along with G2 Esports, Team Vitality, ENCE, Team Spirit and Outsiders. Action in the Counter-Strike: […]

  • Spirit, ENCE sweep way into Legends Stage of PGL Antwerp

    Team Spirit and ENCE cruised to sweeps while Outsiders had to rally Wednesday to win their High match and gain the Legends Stage of PGL Major Antwerp 2022 in Belgium. Spirit swept past Astralis and ENCE did the same to Bad News Eagles to advance. Outsiders dropped their first map to forZe but rallied in […]

  • valde agrees to split from OG

    OG Esports and Valdemar “valde” Bjorn Vangsa mutually agreed to split after the team’s underwhelming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive results. OG entered play on Dec. 4, 2019, with valde as an original member. “After a two and a half year adventure and a lot of great memories, our journey with valde comes to an end,” the […]

  • Vitality, G2 advance to Legends Stage of PGL Antwerp

    G2 Esports and Team Vitality won their Round 3 High matches on Tuesday to advance to the Legends Stage of PGL Major Antwerp 2022 in Belgium. Vitality defeated forZe 2-1 while G2 beat ENCE, also 2-1. ENCE and forZE will play in Wednesday’s Round 4 High matches as the Challengers Stage continues. Also advancing to […]

  • Vitality among dominant Challengers on first day of PGL Antwerp

    Team Vitality, ENCE, G2 Esports and forZe are 2-0 after the first day of PGL Major Antwerp 2022: Challengers Stage on Monday in Belgium. The major’s opening stage features 16 teams competing for eight berths into the Legends Stage. Utilizing the Swiss System format, the eight teams that won in Round 1 proceeded to the […]

  • NiKo and huNter- extend contracts with G2 Esports

    G2 Esports announced contract extensions Saturday for Nikola “NiKo” Kovac and Nemanja “huNter-” Kovac. The Bosnian cousins are with the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in Belgium for the $1 million PGL Antwerp Major, which begins on Monday. NiKo, 25, joined G2 in November 2020 after competing with FaZe Clan and mousesports. hunTer-, 26, came aboard […]

  • Lucky set to leave Astralis this month

    Danish AWPer Philip “Lucky” Ewald announced over social media Wednesday that his time with Astralis’ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster is reaching a conclusion. Lucky’s contract with the organization is set to expire in the middle of May. Lucky, 19, signed with Astralis last summer to fill in the role vacated by Nicolai “device” Reedtz, who […]

  • Astralis name trace permanent coach

    Astralis confirmed that academy coach Martin “trace” Heldt will coach their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad on a permanent basis. The 31-year-old Denmark native originally assumed the role in March as a three-month replacement for Alexander “ave” Holdt, who is ineligible for Valve-sponsored events due to his role in the 2020 coach spectating scandal. Under trace, […]

  • paiN Gaming win Spring American Showdown, lock up Finals berth

    paiN Gaming defeated FURIA Esports in the grand final of the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2022 on Sunday to clinch a berth in the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals. The first map, Vertigo, required double overtime before paiN eked out a 22-20 victory. Then paiN finished off a 2-0 sweep with a 16-8 win on […]

  • BIG tab gob b as new head coach

    BIG named Fatih “gob b” Dayik as the head coach of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team on Sunday. The 34-year-old German, one of the founding members of BIG, returned from the organization’s Valorant team to help in the Regional Major Rankings tournament, replacing Niclas “enkay J” Krumhorn. The Gobfather is back. ?? Please welcome home […]

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