• 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 […]

  • BLAST Premier Fall Final set for Copenhagen in November

    The BLAST Premier Fall Final will take place at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on Nov. 23-27. It will be the fifth BLAST event at the arena in Denmark’s capital city. Eight teams will be competing for the $425,000 in prize money and a berth in the World Final in December. The first three days […]

  • FURIA, paiN Gaming reach final of Spring American Showdown

    FURIA Esports and paiN Gaming swept their matches Saturday to reach the grand final of the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2022. FURIA upended GODSENT 16-7 on Overpass and 16-11 on Nuke. paiN Gaming toppled MIBR 16-10 on Vertigo and 16-9 on Dust II to advance. All four teams in the semifinals featured all-Brazilian squads. […]

  • MIBR, paiN Gaming advance at Spring American Showdown

    MIBR and paiN Gaming wrapped up the quarterfinals of the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2022 with victories Friday. MIBR swept Complexity Gaming 2-0 while paiN battled Team Liquid for a 2-1 result. Next, MIBR and paiN will meet in one semifinal match Saturday while GODSENT and FURIA Esports square off in the other. Eight […]

  • Report: YEKINDAR considers leaving Virtus Pro

    Mareks “YEKINDAR” Galinskis is mulling a departure from Virtus Pro following the PGL Antwerp Major, Dexerto reported Friday. The 22-year-old Latvian rifler has been with VP since May 2020 following stints with pro100 and EPG. Last month, YEKINDAR said that his future with the Russian-owned organization was uncertain due to the invasion of Ukraine in […]

  • FURIA Esports rout ATK at Spring American Showdown

    FURIA Esports swept past ATK on Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2022. FURIA will meet GODSENT in Saturday’s semifinals. Eight teams are competing in a single-elimination bracket for shares of a $67,500 prize pool. The winner will clinch a spot in the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals along […]

  • Evil Geniuses CEO apologizes to fans after latest failure

    Evil Geniuses CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson apologized to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team’s fans after an early exit at the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown. Evil Geniuses fell to the Brazilian team GODSENT 2-0 in the first round Wednesday. “Disappointing finish in CS:GO today – I’m sorry to all the fans…we are not complacent with these […]

  • GODSENT reach Spring American Showdown by sweeping EG

    GODSENT became the first team to book a semifinal berth at the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown with a convincing win over Evil Geniuses on Wednesday. In the event’s first quarterfinal match, GODSENT won 2-0 over the Geniuses to stay alive for the $20,000 first-place prize — but more importantly a spot in the BLAST […]

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas say farewell to phzy, LNZ, Sapec

    Ninjas in Pyjamas said farewell Tuesday to three members of Young Ninjas, the organization’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive academy team. Love “phzy” Smidebrant, Anton “Sapec” Palmgren and Linus LNZ” Holtang, all from Sweden, are ready to “leave the nest to take the next step in their careers,” the team said in a news release. All three […]

  • Cloud9 sign Gambit roster, return to CS:GO

    Cloud9 are re-entering Counter-Strike: Global Offensive play, acquiring the roster of Gambit for an undisclosed fee. The California-based organization withdrew from CS:GO play in March 2021, citing logistical issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “When we left the league, we always promised that we would be back,” Cloud 9 wrote in an announcement posted to […]

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