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CS:GO: Tarik opens up about recent struggles following MiBR’s heartbreaking ECS loss to Astralis

Published: 26/Nov/2018 17:32 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 17:36

by Ross Deason

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Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik is known for his positive vibes and can-do attitude, but the former CS:GO Major winner appears to be going through a crisis of confidence under the MiBR banner.

The North American star has struggled to adapt to life with Made in Brazil since joining the roster in July of 2018, and their heartbreaking loss to Astralis in the Grand Final of ECS Season 6 seems to have hit him hardest of all.

“Fuck bro. So close but something is really missing,” the 22-year-old said on Twitter after the tournament. “ I never had this feeling on a team where I’m so helpless during our games :/ sucks but hopefully we get better. Congrats to Astralis, they played great.”

He went on to clarify that he feels powerless, stating: “It’s a feeling that I haven’t experienced on my previous teams before. Idk how to express this feeling, but anyway thank you all for the support.”

Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip was quick to offer some words of encouragement to his teammate, saying: “Be proud of how far we’ve improved in a new culture and experiencing a new philosophy of the game. Success comes through hard work and strength in mentality. Won’t be handed to us.”

The team’s in-game leader, Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo, echoed those sentiments: “It’s not easy to change your game completely to play in a new environment. You are a different player here than the one your previously teams needed in the past. You are doing a good job. We are close”

Tarik captained Cloud9 to victory at the ELEAGUE Boston Major in January but the team’s results dropped off soon after and his partner in crime, Stewie, eventually decided to follow a new path with the Brazilian core of SK Gaming that eventually became MiBR.

Neither Cloud9 or MiBR found the success that they were hoping for as the season progressed and Tarik eventually followed Stewie to the Brazilian team, meaning the roster consisted of two US players and three Brazilians.

ELEAGUETarik and Stewie2K were instrumental in Cloud9’s ELEAGUE Major win.

The changes in culture and philosophy within the team that Stewie mentions have often been mentioned by pundits and analysts who point towards scenarios where communication seems to be an issue within the team.

However, the improvements from the team in recent weeks and months have also been evident, and their 16-14, 22-20 loss to Astralis on November 25 couldn’t have been closer.

With a little more time, and a boost in confidence for the likes of tarik, MiBR could well be the team to dethrone the Danish powerhouse that has dominated the 2018 CS:GO season.

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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