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Brazil Stars Neymar, Jesus and Coutinho Play CS:GO After World Cup Win Over Mexico

Published: 3/Jul/2018 19:48 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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The biggest stars of the Brazilian national team claimed victory over Mexico in the round of 16 and wound down with the nation’s game of choice – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

CS:GO has long been a favorite in Brazil, with some of the very best professional players and teams coming from the nation and a strong amateur player base too.

Neymar himself is known to be a fan, and is a keen PC gamer generally playing other titles like PUBG too.

The team even demonstrated their passion for gaming during the Mexico game, as Neymar lead the squad in a CS:GO inspired celebration after their first goal.

But it turns out that even while out in Russia, the players are using some of their time off from matches, travelling and training to sit down at their PC setups and get some matches in.

A Reddit user posted an image from Neymar’s Instagram story showing a lobby with some very recognizable usernames including “Menino Ney” (PSG player Neymar Jr), -J-E-S-U-S (Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus) and coutinho11 (Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho).

There is also ‘WBS’, which is presumably the initials of Chelsea player Willian Borges de Silva, and CasAo is likely Real Madrid player Casemiro, as Neymar tagged both players in the picture.

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The message left by Neymar on his snapchat roughly translates to “if there is a celebration… it is obvious that there is a game” – indicating this is a regular pastime after the team get a big win.

The Brazil squad will be facing up against Belgium next, and if they can get past them to advance to the semi’s, we’re sure there will be a few more games of CS going down to celebrate.

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FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

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FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

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The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.