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CS:GO: s1mple dominates ENCE with insane AWP ace clutch

Published: 6/Apr/2019 15:26 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 12:47

by Connor Bennett

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Ukrainian star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev is well-known for his jaw-dropping Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ability, but even he can surprise fans by taking his highlights to the next level.

S1mple continues dominant run at StarSeries i-League S7

The Natus Vincere superstar, who was ranked as the #1 player in the world for 2018, has been dominating competitive CS:GO games since 2014 and continues to treat tournament matches as if they’re normal matchmaking games – running through plenty of opponents with ease.

However, s1mple had to reach deep into his bag of tricks to clutch up for his squad during a half-buy round on Inferno, as his team saw themselves trailing Finnish upstarts ENCE Esports in their StarSeries Shanghai quarter-finals match-up.

StarLadderThe NaVi star was given the accolade of #1 player in the world by HLTV.

S1mple ruins ENCE’s CT hold

Operating from the apartments position, s1mple quickly gunned down Aerial as his teammates began falling one-by-one during a stagger bomb site hit. He added a second by finishing off an already weakened Aleksib.

Diving off the balcony of the apartments, the NaVi superstar nailed sergej with a quick flick after he moved out of pit. Left in a two-on-one clutch situation, s1mple quickly ran towards the downed bomb, picked it up and planted the explosives with the round clock ticking towards its conclusion.

With the final two ENCE players closing him down, s1mple ditched the sniper scope and fired two extremely precise, close-range no-scope shots onto Allu and xSeven to clutch out the round and finish his Ace in style.

NaVi advance to StarSeries Final

Behind s1mple’s incredible individual play, NaVi went on to pick the map victory by a scoreline of 16-12 – leveling the series at one map apiece. The Eastern European squad then rolled that win into a series victory, claiming Overpass with a 16-11 scoreline.

That series win propelled them into the StarSeries Shanghai semi-finals, where they dispatched of Renegades in three maps to move into the grand final – where they will face Fnatic for the tournament crown.  

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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.