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Daps on NRG, tarik and being replaced by stanislaw

Published: 11/Jun/2019 16:34 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 17:05

by Calum Patterson


Canadian CS:GO player Damian ‘daps’ Steele has opened up about his turbulent time with NRG Esports, following his replacement by former CompLexity star Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz on June 11.

Dexerto’s DeKay first revealed that CompLexity were looking for a replacement for stanislaw back in May, and the Canadian now has a new home.

Stanislaw was quickly swooped up by NRG only days after he himself was replaced on coL by 15-year-old rising star oBo, who excelled individually at the ECS Season 7 finals.

Stanislaw will be NRG’s new IGL.

NRG’s struggles at the tournament, by comparison, would be their last together with that lineup, as stanislaw has now taken daps’ place on the roster, which he held for over three years.

Following the announcement, daps made a lengthy post, detailing his “miserable” 2017, and the improvements made in NRG over the course of his time there, including being ranked in the top 10 for a number of months.

He even revealed that due to the misery of 2017, he was close to quitting competitive CS:GO altogether, but despite the issues his outlook soon changed.

He even spent a month as the team’s coach in late 2017, but thanked his teammates for giving him a chance again in 2018, where they even reached top 5 in the world rankings. NRG thanked him for instilling a “winning culture in the organization”, as he moves to the substitute role.

Daps also revealed that their top three options to replace Jacob ‘FugLy’ Medina turned the move down, which resulted in the recruitment of Tarik ‘tarik‘ Celic, who, although a proven winner, was not a direct replacement for FugLy’s role.

Stanislaw will be taking over as the team’s in-game leader, as per NRG’s official announcement, making his debut on June 12 in the Americas Minor NA Closed Qualifier.

Stanislaw’s “style will offset what we lost with FugLy”, Daps explains, saying it should help NRG win tournaments, rather than their current pattern of making semi-finals.

Daps is currently benched, but says his situation is “uncertain”, and is open to offers in any field.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.