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Astralis’ Gla1ve roasts OpTic after ESL One NY performance

Published: 28/Sep/2019 11:52 Updated: 28/Sep/2019 12:15

by Daniel Cleary

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Astralis CS:GO star, Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, has criticized OpTic Gaming’s performance after beating them 2-0 at ESL One New York.

After Astralis’ incredible win at the StarLadder Berlin Major over Avangar, many fans of the Danish side feel that they have reclaimed their place as the best CS:GO team in the world and were one of the favorites coming into ESL One New York.

Astralis kicked off the tournament with a series against OpTic Gaming and, despite beating them 2-0, they found themselves matching up with their Danish rivals yet again in a decider match for the playoffs after falling to the new Evil Geniuses roster.

DreamhackGla1ve criticized OpTic Gaming’s performance after their ESL One New York rematch.

Unfortunately for OpTic, the score of the rematch mirrored the first series, with Astralis closing out the series 2-0 in dominant fashion.

In an interview with HLTV, gla1ve fired some shots at OpTic, after comments were made ahead of the rematch by OpTic’s in-game leader MSL, claiming that they were ready to display their deep playbook against the Berlin Major champions on Dust 2.

“They said they have a deep playbook on Dust2, so I don’t know why they didn’t show it!” criticized gla1ve, “but it was a good match and I think we played it much better than we did against EG, although I think EG do have a little bit more individual skill than OpTic.”

StarladderAstralis will face Team Liquid in the ESL One New York semi-final.

Gla1ve and Astralis will now have to look forward to a semi-final against the #1 ranked Team Liquid side who have shown a strong performance so far at ESL One NY, going undefeated in the group stage.

However, despite their defeat to the former NRG squad in the group stage, gla1ve remained confident about Astralis’s chances of coming away with the win in New York.

“I’m looking forward to it because we had a great game against Liquid in Berlin and I hope we can get the win, go through to the final, and get a winning streak going”, the Danish star expressed.

If Astralis can get by Team Liquid it will be likely that the Danish side will get their chance at revenge on the new Evil Geniuses roster in the grand final.


Follow all the CS:GO action in New York by checking out Dexerto’s ESL One NY hub.

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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm