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CSGO star Tarik weighs in on “overpowered” Krieg meta

Published: 11/Nov/2019 21:54 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 23:02

by Alan Bernal


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is in the middle of a power struggle with the prominence of the SG 553, more commonly known as the Krieg, and Evil Geniuses superstar Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik thinks it’s time to adapt.

The T-sided rifle has been at the center of mixed opinions since its rise in popularity across the casual and competitive CSGO scene. It’s short-to-long range capabilities, along with its single shot to the head kill potential, has made it extremely useful to buy into.

Though it might be a bit too effective seeing as a ton of pros have been calling for a nerf to the scoped rifle – splitting public perception on the weapon’s need for an update.

ValveThe Krieg has been getting a ton of flak for its huge utility and cheap price point.

In an interview with VPGAME (published by VPESPORTS), the 2018 Boston Major MVP gave his thoughts on the Krieg, saying that it’s influence on the meta is just something people are going to have to get used to.

“In my opinion, it’s the meta right now so everyone has to adjust and everyone has an equal chance to use whatever is available,” Tarik told VPGAME.

The EG star said that teams need to “play with what you’re given” and the rifle’s uptick in use simply means more people need to adapt to the playfield.

Pros were reluctant to try out the rifle back when an October 2018 update made slight adjustments and gave it a reduced cost to rival the AK-47. But the weapons slow rise has been highlighted by the gun’s scoping ability and instant kill pressure that it puts on the other team.

ESLTarik thinks teams should adapt to the rise of the Krieg.

Players like Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo, Richard ‘shox’ Papillon, Jonathan ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski and more have expressed the need for a nerf to the weapon in some capacity.

With that in mind, Tarik suggested putting a slightly higher price point for the weapon to at least give the T-side something to mull over instead of having two one-shot headshot weapons readily available in their starting arsenal.

“I think the common thing in the community right now is everyone is saying it’s a little overpowered and it probably is the case,” he said. “So maybe increasing the money on it would probably help.”

Putting a bigger dent in the T-side economy could be an even trade-off for a rifle that’s been dominating the CSGO landscape, but it remains to be seen what Valve decide to do about the Krieg, and whether the ‘over-powered’ weapon will receive a nerf.


Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo


The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.