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CSGO: s1mple destroys dev1ce and smooya in insane clutch

Published: 4/Sep/2019 10:30 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 10:43

by Kamil Malinowski

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev showed why he’s considered to be one of the best players in the world as he dominated a Faceit Pro League round with an insane clutch.

S1mple is a veteran CS:GO player that currently plays for Natus Vincere, and consistently practices on the Faceit Pro League servers against other professional players.

He showed off his insane skills as he managed to win a mind-blowing round against other top pros Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz and Owen “smooya” Butterfield.

StarLadderS1mple is the star player for Natus Vincere’s CS:GO team.

CS:GO streamer ShaneyTV shared a clip of the Ukrainian’s incredible play, as he dipped and dived around the A-bomb site on Overpass picking off players with his AWP.

S1mple found his first two kills almost instantly as he maneuvered around the pillar to eliminate a player at monster followed by one at short. His opponents kept coming, and his team was whittled down to just him against two other players, dev1ce and smooya – an incredibly scary duo.

“There’s no way he wins this man” said Shaney as he watched from beyond the grave, however, the Na`Vi star proved him wrong as he found an incredibly quick flick onto dev1ce, before sneaking up onto the bombsite and hitting an unbelievable long-ranged no scope to finish off smooya.

The streamer couldn’t believe what happened, simply uttering “what!?” while s1mple walked away like it was just another day at the office.

DreamhackS1mple is considered to be one of the best CS:GO players.

S1mple and Na`Vi will next be in action on September 6, playing against NRG Esports in the quarter-finals of the StarLadder Berlin Major.

The American squad seem to be the favorites going into the match, but with Oleksandr showing some incredible form, fans may be in for a very exciting series.

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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.

BLAST Premier Fall Series with S1mple
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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.