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CSGO: Images of apEX comforting former teammate kennyS after G2’s Berlin Major exit go viral

Published: 2/Sep/2019 11:32 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 13:05

by Connor Bennett

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Being eliminated from a CS:GO Major can be some of the worst emotions felt by a professional player. Yet, when trying to bounce back, it helps when you have someone like Dan ‘apEX’ Mdesclaire on hand – especially if you’re former teammate Kenny ‘KennyS’ Schrub.

The StarLadder Berlin Major is building towards its epic climax as the final eight teams have secured their places in the Champions Stage. Of course, there has been plenty of heartbreak along the way – with teams like Mousesports and CR4ZY coming ever-so-close to progressing, but falling short at the final hurdle.

Another team, fan favorites G2 Esports also exited the competition at the hands of Renegades, prompting disappointment from their players, fans, and even pundits who backed to them to progress further than they did.

Facebook: KennySKennyS and apEX have played alongside each other on Titan, Envyus, and G2600

That full emotion was on show after their elimination, as legendary AWPer KennyS broke down into tears before being comforted by former longtime teammate apEX.

Heartwarming images from StarLadder photographer and commentator Igor Bezborodov showed an incredibly uplifting change in Kenny with apEX consoling him while he’s in tears before eventually helping him return back to a smile despite the clearly painful heartache.

While the two sides may be seen as French rivals because they’re competing for top spot and bragging rights in their own country, apEX’s love towards KennyS wasn’t the only backing that Team Vitality gave to their compatriots.

During their all-important elimination match-up with Renegades, G2 round wins were continually cheered by the Vitality line-up who were in the arena to watch them play – with their celebrations even being given a bit of airtime on the StarLadder broadcast.

Of course, Vitality could do so because they secured their spot in the Champions Stage prior to G2’s elimination – as they overcame Mousesports in a 2-1 record match-up.

The French hotshots, who are currently ranked #2 in the world, will be looking to cement themselves in CSGO history with a Major victory. However, it won’t be an easy prospect, as they face AVANGAR in the quarter-finals, and could face the winner of ENCE vs Renegades in the semi-finals.

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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm