CS:GO: s1mple leads Na'Vi to victory at StarSeries i-League Season 7 - Final placements - Dexerto

CS:GO: s1mple leads Na’Vi to victory at StarSeries i-League Season 7 – Final placements

Published: 7/Apr/2019 13:51

by Calum Patterson


Natus Vincere have won their first CS:GO tournament of 2019 at StarSeries i-League Season 7, with a dominant grand final win over Fnatic, and unsurprisingly Oleksandr ‘s1mple‘ Kostyliev stole the show.

Despite a bad start, where they were upset by ViCi, Na’Vi slipped into gear and began to show their dominance over their next group play opponents, taking down BIG, NiP and NRG to book a quarter final spot.

Their grand final opponents Fnatic also looked strong throughout, although admittedly looked shaky in their 2-0 win over NRG in the semi-finals, where they forced to overtime on both maps, winning 19-17 both times.

StarLadderFlamie had a standout performance for Na’Vi in the grand final vs Fnatic.

But, with s1mple playing at the peak of his powers, he alone made Na’Vi many fans’ favorite to lift the trophy, as he come into the final with a +155 K/D differential at the tournament – just shy of his record of +161.

He would go on to beat his own record, finishing the tournament with a +166 overall K/D differential, which means he now holds the top five event K/D’s of all time, further cementing his legacy.

Likely his finest play of the tournament was a ridiculous ace clutch and 1v4 with the AWP, single-handedly controlling the A bomb site on Inferno.

A highlight reel of moments could have centered around the Ukranian himself, but his teammates also showed up when it mattered, with Egor ‘flamie’ Vasilyev arguably the best player in the grand final, in terms of raw statistics.

StarSeries i-League Season 7 – Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1 Na’Vi $250,000
2 Fnatic $80,000
3-4 NRG $30,000
3-4 Renegades $30,000
5-8 NiP $15,000
5-8 North $15,000
5-8 ENCE $15,000
5-8 Vitality $15,000
9-11 Spirit $8,500
9-11 BIG $8,500
9-11 FaZe Clan $8,500
12-14 TyLoo $5,500
12-14 ViCi $5,500
12-14 MiBR $5,500
15-16 paiN $4,000
15-16 Panda $4,000

Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin


Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

GeT_RiGhT interview

GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

f0rest and GeT_RiGhT hugging
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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

Adela Sznajder for ESL
GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

YouTube: GeT_RiGhT
What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.

Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!