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Coldzera disables Instagram comments after teasing FaZe move with NiKo

Published: 8/Jul/2019 18:16 Updated: 8/Jul/2019 19:11

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive phenom Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David is giving major hints suggesting his time with Made in Brazil (MiBR) might be coming to an end.

The struggles within star-studded MiBR must be a strange and frustrating ordeal for the group consisting of top talents in all roles. While there’s been attempts to fix the lineup with stand-ins and trades, it hasn’t yielded them much success so far.

In their latest outing at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, the MiBR squad were only able to place in 7-8th place being ousted 2-0 to eventual champions Team Liquid. While the team wasn’t playing with new signing Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, the results didn’t stop Coldzera to start “seeking a new challenge.”

ESLThe Brazilian superstar is looking for a new org to compete with.

A cryptic message…

FaZe Clan fans might be excited at the prospect of Coldzera moving on to a new org, especially after a cryptic Instagram message to his audience has jump started a slew of possibilities in the rumor mill.

“Let us remember the inner man is always renewed,” Coldzera said on his post. “The fight enriches you from experience, pain enhances your emotions and sacrifice tempera your character. The Red Spirit suffers constant transformations on the outside, in order to acrisolar and enhance inside.”

Then speculation was heavily swayed to Coldzera one day joining the ranks of FaZe when Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač replied with a “#FaZeUp” which caught the eye of the Brazilian star. Cold later went on to disable any replies in his post, denying the community an outlet for speculation as the silent wait begins for a possible change in teams.

While it would be incredible to see dominating starpower like Niko and Cold at the core of an already stacked lineup, questions still remain as to who would lead them in the server.

dankesponge via RedditThe replies to Coldzera’s Instagram post are sending CS:GO fans in a loop.

“I don’t see how this makes FaZe that much better unless they get a proper in-game leader (igl),” Reddit user ‘stillah’ said.

Not forgetting that Coldzera has IGL’d in the past, there would have to be some adjustments from either player or team if he does end up in FaZe.

The move has been an exciting prospect that would add yet another star to the FaZe constellation.

Even though there might be some kinks to figure out in a Coldzera-FaZe world it could definitely be a worthwhile experiment to try out for the struggling org.

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BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch

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Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

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The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

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The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.