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CS:GO pro stuns viewers with insane Vertigo wall-bangs

Published: 19/May/2019 14:43 Updated: 19/May/2019 15:09

by Joe Craven

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Popular Polish Counter Strike: Global Offensive player Daniel ‘STOMP’ Plominski performed a series of incredible wallbangs on Vertigo, prompting Twitch users to jokingly accuse him of hacks.

STOMP was playing at the ESL Mistrzostwa Polski – or ESL Polish Championship – for Team x-kom. The tournament takes place in Poland, from April 29 to June 4 2019, with a total of 520,000 PLN on the line – roughly $135,000.

X-kom were 4-8 down against Nemiga on Vertigo, when the insane play happened, much to the surprise of the casters and the watching Twitch chat.

Valve CorpVertigo replaced Cobblestone as a competitive CS:GO map back in March 2019.

CS:GO, much like many other FPS esports, has a specific spectator mode in which enemy outlines are visible to the viewer, so they can better contextualize events and understand the set ups the teams are using. The professional players are not able to see the enemy outlines in the same way the viewers are.

STOMP had a sniper rifle out in the thirteenth round, and perfectly lined up a ‘wallbang’ shot on a Nemiga opponent, all the way through elevators, firing two shots, hitting the first and only narrowly missing the second after the enemy began to retreat.

If this wasn’t crazy enough, STOMP then re-positions, and perfectly lines up another shot through a different wall. Both the players he tagged escaped with their lives, but on considerably less health than if he hadn’t hit the back-to-back blind shots.

The insane play was clearly a shock to the casters, who responded animatedly, shouting STOMP’s name and expressing their disbelief.

The Twitch chat responded in typically hilarious fashion, with many spamming ‘VAC’ – in reference to ‘Valve Anti-Cheat’ – the in-game system deployed by developers Valve Corporation to combat cheating players. This was of course done jokingly, as STOMP’s impressive wallbanging ability seemed only understandable through illicit activity.

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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.