CS:GO pro facecrack pulls off incredible 1v5 vs MiBR at BLAST Pro Moscow - Dexerto

CS:GO pro facecrack pulls off incredible 1v5 vs MiBR at BLAST Pro Moscow

Published: 14/Sep/2019 16:14 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 21:10

by Daniel Cleary


ForZe’s professional CS:GO player, Dmitriy ‘facecrack’ Alekseyev, managed to impress fans with a 1v5 clutch against the popular Brazilian roster, MiBR, at BLAST Pro Moscow.

Following Forze’s disappointing showing at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, placing Top 18, they seem to be bouncing back strong at BLAST Pro Moscow after some impressive matches have secured them a place in the grand final.

The Russian side fell short against recent Major finalists Avangar in the final, after topping their pool in the six-team invitational tournament, for their share of the $250,000 prize pool.

StarLadderForZe have secured their place in the BLAST Pro Moscow grand final against Avangar.

Although they came out on top during the round-robin stage, ForZe struggled to close out their map against MiBR, despite some heroic plays from facecrack including an incredible 1v5 clutch against the Brazilian side.

The two teams were competing on fan-favorite map Dust 2 when facecrack, who started the round with only a desert eagle, began to make light work of the Brazilian line-up when the rest of his team had fallen around him.

The Russian star quickly found himself an M4A4 Rifle in-game after dispatching of fer and started to isolate the rest of the members from MiBR, winning gunfights against each of their players before finishing with a clean burst through smoke to win the round.

Despite MiBR’s best efforts during the map and managing to close out the win, their earlier loss in the tournament to Avangar meant that their finals hopes were completely out of their hands, resulting in a 4th place finish in the event for the Brazilian roster.

Although forZe have won events such as the CIS minor over the course of the year, Avangar proved too much for them in Final, 1-2 after losses on Overpass and Dust2.


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.