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CS:GO streamer RandomRambo highlights the solo queue struggle during hilarious match

Published: 14/Jun/2019 15:19 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 15:37

by Joe O'Brien

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After finding himself in a FaceIt CS:GO match with uncooperative teammates, Twitch streamer RandomRambo perfectly summed up the solo matchmaking experience.

RandomRambo is a CS:GO streamer who plays at the highest level of the third-party matchmaking leagues, the FaceIt Pro League and ESEA Rank S, but that doesn’t save him from the dangers of solo queuing that many CS:GO players will be familiar with.

Anyone who’s spent any time playing solo in CS:GO has likely experienced the occasional match in which your team simply refuses to cooperate. Some would perhaps even argue it’s the norm rather than the exception.

Far from working together to defeat the enemy, it’s not uncommon for teams of unfamiliar players to turn on each other when things aren’t going well, in most cases only hastening an eventual loss and bad experience all around.

For those playing in Europe in particular, such scenarios can be even more difficult to deal with, as you may not even speak the same language as your teammates, dashing the already slim hopes you might have had of calming things down and returning to productive communication.

ValveUnfortunately, CS:GO matches with unknown teammates aren’t always so harmonious.

While streaming a FaceIt match on CS:GO, RandomRambo was unfortunate enough to end up in a game in which everything went wrong. Both teams ended up with a bot, but as RandomRambo’s switched to the T side the squad devolved into heated arguments and trash talk between the players.

Resigned to his fate, RandomRambo expressed his feelings on the situation by playing Disturbed’s cover of “The Sound of Silence”, moving to stand in a corner and putting on his best 1000-yard stare. Only a slow zoom and fade to black-and-white could have possibly added further emphasis to the point.

While the obvious solution to these scenarios is simply to mute your team-mates, it’s not exactly a perfect option. CS:GO relies heavily on teamwork and communication, especially as you move higher up the competitive rankings, so the choice between arguments with the occasional call-out and no communication at all isn’t always so clear.

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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm