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Australian Crowd at IEM Sydney Stand In Hilarious Protest To Support Evicted Fan

Published: 6/May/2018 12:57 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 14:55

by Calum Patterson

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The $250,000 IEM Sydney tournament was a fantastic event with high tier Counter-Strike battles, but it was the crowd who stole show.

Loud and proud for the entire tournament, the Australian fans knew how to make the event lively, with some excellent player and team chants.

So when one of their fellow fans was evicted for doing a “shoey” – the crowd would not stand for it.

If unfamiliar, a shoey is when an individual drinks, typically beer, from the inside of their own shoe.

An Australian tradition, it has become somewhat of a tradition now at Counter-Strike events, with infamous ‘shoeys’ being done during interviews at IEM Cologne and last year’s IEM Sydney.

In a truly shocking turn of events however, one fan was in fact evicted from the premises after doing a shoey, and this didn’t sit well with the rest of the patrons.

So in protest, fans arranged to protest, with one even posting on Reddit to orchestrate their plans.

we need your help in taking a stand against the oppresive regime of Qudos Arena security. Arena staff are pulling out innocent shoeyers left and right, but together we can unite the crowd and send them a message.

Tomorrow at the start of the Caches Showmatch, me and my 8 mates will be taking part in a protest shoey. Its a risk, but hopefully if enough people see this and spread the word we can get most of the stadium to have one big protest shoey together. If any of you are in the crowd with us, please help spread the word!

And of course they pulled it off, with swathes of fans standing in protest, shoe in hand.

Image: u/IzzyAnyGood

So despite the organizer’s best efforts, it looks like the shoey tradition is here to stay.

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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