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CSGO pro Tarik stunned after being humiliated by a bot in FPL match

Published: 14/Sep/2019 13:09 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 13:28

by Connor Bennett


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional Tarik ‘Tarik’ Celik couldn’t believe his luck as he was blown away by a surprise in-game bot, during a FACEIT Pro League match.

CS:GO pro players are the best, non-hacking, talents in the world – and can typically dominate matches against lesser opponents without even breaking a sweat.

However, they are human, and they can also slip back down from the very top and into that Gold Nova category with one simple death during a game – something Tarik managed to pull off, much to the amusement of his Twitch viewers.

StarLadderTarik joined NRG Esports after leaving MIBR.

During his September 13 stream, the NRG Esports star had been playing alongside former teammate Stewie2k and m0e when one enemy player appeared to disconnect from the session. 

As Tarik was on a huge flank, passing through Monster and moving into T-spawn on Overpass, he spotted an enemy out the corner of his eye and tried to gun them down. However, he was too slow, and was blown away with insane accuracy. “What? Dude, there’s a bot in T-Spawn,” Tarik called out, after being stunned by the realization that he’d died to a non-player. 

However, even though he’d been embarrassingly killed by a bot, the former Major winner saw the funny side of things. “I just died to a fucking bot dog,” he added, with a smile on his face. 

Yet, that didn’t save him from the ridicule of his teammates. While some laughed, m0e asked: “Wait, are you kidding?” seemingly unaware if he was being trolled or not. “How do you die to a bot that isn’t human-operated? Ok, I need to know.”

While it may have caused Tarik some brief embarrassment, it at least provided his chat with a hilarious highlight that they can laugh about for a while yet.

Although, seeing as he is CS:GO’s self-proclaimed ‘King of Content’, he’ll probably turn it into a YouTube video soon enough – and everyone else, who wasn’t in the stream, will get to relive it over and over.


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.