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CSGO: Cloud9’s Mixwell wins insane 1v5 with the Krieg vs. FURIA

Published: 15/Sep/2019 10:09 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 10:24

by Andy Williams

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Cloud9’s main AWPer, Óscar ‘Mixwell’ Cañellas, has shown why he is one of Europe’s finest CS:GO talents, as he posted up a swift 1v5 vs. FURIA — even taking down his teammate for good measure. 

Cañellas is now reunited with former teammate Damian ‘daps’ Steele, and the pair will be looking to rekindle what brought about their success under OpTic, and perhaps emulate the prior successes of Cloud9, who were triumphant at the ELEAGUE: Boston Major at the beginning of 2018. 

Albeit a relatively new roster, Mixwell and co. are already making significant headway as they’ve already notched some impressive results versus the likes of NRG, MiBR and FaZe at the BLAST Pro Series back in July. 

Helena Kristiansson (ESL)Mixwell will be looking to reign supreme once again alongside daps.

Fast-forward to September, and Mixwell was showing his worth yet again, this time versus the upcoming Brazilian talent, FURIA. 

The match was evenly poised at 10 rounds apiece, and in a round where FURIA were invested in planting the bomb at all costs, Mixwell initially found himself alone on the B bombsite. 

Smoked-off and with the Brazilians making the charge towards him, Mixwell picked off each of the Terrorist squad one-by-one — even taking down his teammate Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo along the way. 

After Mixwell’s first trip across the pond with OpTic Gaming came to an abrupt end in 2018, the Spanish AWPer found himself at a loose end, with a trial at G2 Esports and an attempt at forming an all-Spanish team with Movistar Riders falling short of Cañellas’ expectations. 

Following a short spell back on home turf, Mixwell is back in North America competing for Cloud9, and the 23-year-old appears to have rediscovered his groove. 

At the Arctic Invitational, the Spaniard was leading the charge, being the only member of Cloud9 to have both a positive impact swing and a positive K/D ratio across both maps against the Brazilians. 

Although Cloud9 came up short against FURIA, Cañellas certainly looks to be showing glimmers of the Mixwell of old; one that could mix it with those at the very top of their game.

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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.