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CS:GO Commentator HenryG Responds to UFC Legend Mark Hunt’s Call Out Video in Hilarious Fashion at IEM Sydney

Published: 3/May/2018 14:22 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:08

by Ross Deason

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Popular CS:GO commentator Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer has responded to mixed martial arts and kickboxing legend Mark Hunt’s call out video in brilliant fashion.

HenryG enjoyed a successful career as a professional Counter-Strike: Source player between 2006 and 2012 but he is best known now as a CS:GO commentator.

However, that doesn’t mean that his competitive drive has disappeared and he has thrown himself into the pre-match trash talk for his showmatch against Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill with a force that can only be admired.

Due to take place on Sunday May 6th at IEM Sydney, the showmatch will see HenryG and a team of Brits take on SPUNJ and his Australian comrades in a game that promises to be both exciting and hilarious.

HenryG started the trash talk with a hilarious video on April 28th where he burst into a room with a deck chair and floored his opponent in typical WWE fashion but things got really serious on May 2nd when MMA legend Mark Hunt announced that he would be in SPUNJ’s corner and made it clear that he doesn’t like bullies.

Never one to back down, HenryG mocked Hunt and a number of other fighters that also commented on the announcement before deciding to truly light the touchpaper with this hilarious video shared on the Intel Extreme Masters Twitter account.

After throwing a cup of tea (hopefully cold) in SPUNJ’s face, HenryG continues with his WWE persona by shouting down the camera at Mark Hunt, saying “you’re not here to protect him now, are you? Let’s hope he makes it to Sunday.”

On a scale of 1 to stupid, we’d put “mocking Mark Hunt” right at the top of the scale, even if we were only joking, but HenryG has already made it clear that he isn’t concerned, saying “I hope he’s ready to put it all on the line against 200lbs of 100% british beef”.

Of course, we don’t want to be the ones to break it to him that Hunt’s left leg probably weighs more than his entire body so we’ll just sit back and enjoy the carnage.

Never change, HenryG, never change.

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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.