Dr DisRespect offered to help shroud's IEM Katowice team and even the CS:GO devs have responded - Dexerto

Dr DisRespect offered to help shroud’s IEM Katowice team and even the CS:GO devs have responded

Published: 28/Nov/2018 13:06 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 13:41

by Matt Porter


Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect has made an enticing offer to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s Old Guys Club team – should they qualify for the Americas Minor in January.

Shroud has partnered up with former teammates Sean ‘[email protected]’ Gares, Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert, Sam ‘Silent’ Portillo and Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham to form the Old Guys Club, a moniker that the former pros use when competing in CS:GO tournaments.

The squad have already qualified for the Mountain Dew League playoffs, and on Tuesday, November 27, advanced through a 99-team single-elimination bracket to qualify for the 16-team closed qualifier, with the top six from that event heading to the Americas Minor in Katowice, Poland.

The team are hoping to make it to the Americas Minor and then qualify for the IEM Katowice Major, and The Doc may be there with them if they can achieve their goals.

IntelOld Guys Club hopes to qualify for the IEM Katowice Major.

“I want to stop you guys for a second,” said shroud on stream, interrupting his teammates as they attempted to talk strategy. “If we go to Poland, Doc offered to be our coach. Who’s down?”

“I don’t really know what the maps or the x or the y or the z,” joked n0thing, pretending to be The Doc. “But I want high speed, full momentum out of the gates!”

Gares seemed to be taken by the idea, saying: “That would be so sick dude. He could do his dance coming out of the smoke during the introductions, he could literally take over the host”

It’s not just the Old Guys Club who seem to like the idea of The Doc coaching the squad, with the official Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Twitter account posting that “the real challenge will be getting a pod that’s 6’8” tall,” referencing the two-time Blockbuster video gaming champion’s large frame.

Old Guys Club is just one step away from making the trip to Poland for the Americas Minor, however they will face some tough competition in the closed qualifiers, with pro teams like Rogue and NRG all vying for a spot in the January 22 tournament.


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

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


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.

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.

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.