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Astralis Team and Fans Incredible Reactions to Winning the ECS Season 5 Finals

Published: 10/Jun/2018 22:44 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 15:43

by Calum Patterson

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ECS Season 5 has now come to a close with Astralis cementing themselves as unquestionably the world’s best Counter-Strike team with victory over Team Liquid.

The London crowd provided an excellent example of how the UK audiences will help light up the events still to come this year, namely the FACEIT Major in September.

And with $250,000 on the line for the first place prize the pressure was on for the worlds top teams, and Dexerto was there to capture all the reactions immediately after Astralis’ big win.

The crowd especially stole the show once again, as things got particularly lively in the VIP sections,  and of course the Astralis roster were on top of the world.

The job wasn’t done yet, but Astralis knew how much their narrow win on map 1 meant, just edging it out 16-14. g1ave looked particularly relieved to have prevented overtime.

And the squad celebrated appropriately after their win, as they clearly set themselves up as the team to beat in global CS.

But of course it was the fans who really got into it, and the Astralis fans sitting in the front row couldn’t help themselves from a quick stage invasion.

And the celebrations in the VIP section went on, with maybe a few of these gentlemen waking up with a sore head in the morning it was surely all worth it.

The most significant moment though was Astralis finally hoisting the trophy and receiving their medals.

Astralis’ Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander also explained how the team has cut out ‘choking’ and has begun closing out the important matches – something they will be hoping to replicate on their next trip to London in September.

FACEIT CS:GO will return to the capital for the Minor championships, taking place at the Twickenham Stadium in July.

And then the FACEIT London Major will take place in September 2018, which Astralis will go into as ‘New Challengers’ due to their 12th-14th finish at the ELEAGUE Boston Major.

However if they can keep their current form, they will no doubt enter as favorites, following their recent string of dominant performances.

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Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos

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The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
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Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.