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DeKay’s Sources: CR4ZY CS:GO hoping to replace Vitality at BLAST Moscow

Published: 10/Sep/2019 19:23 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 19:33

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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European Counter-Strike team CR4ZY have been asked to replace Team Vitality at BLAST Pro Series: Moscow 2019, according to multiple sources close to the event. Their participation primarily hinges on acquiring proper visas to enter Russia and compete.

Should CR4ZY acquire everything they need to attend, it would mean they will not participate at the Arctic Invitational in Finland on September 14th. The four-team tournament is scheduled to take place on the same day as the final day of the BLAST event. It is unclear at this time which team would replace CR4ZY or what would happen in the event only three teams remain.

Read more: Vitality could withdraw from BLAST Pro Series Moscow

CR4ZY narrowly missed reaching the playoffs of the StarLadder Berlin Major, coming very close to beating Natus Vincere in a best-of-three matchup. This was their first Major tournament as a team due to missing out on IEM Katowice 2019 after a loss to Team Vitality in the European Minor.

BLAST Pro Series: Moscow 2019 is a two-day event, with a $250,000 USD prize pool that has been announced as the final tournament Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko will play as a professional player. 

Read More: Na’vi exploring replacements for Zeus

Dexerto was first to report Na’Vi had been looking for replacements for the veteran in-game leader and Na’Vi confirmed his exit with an announcement earlier in the week about his retirement.

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S1mple vs ZywOo: The Stats That Prove Who Was IEM Beijing’s Real MVP

Published: 27/Nov/2020 16:58

by Marco Rizzo

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The two best CSGO players of 2020 faced each other in the grand finals of IEM Beijing-Haidian, with both Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut delivering incredible performances across the tournament. 

Fresh off the end of IEM Beijing, Dexerto takes a look at the statistics of the two best players of the event trying to determine who was the real MVP.

Across the five maps, ZywOo was the only player on Vitality to display an overall positive HLTV rating as Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom only played two maps after subbing in for Kévin ‘misutaaa’ Rabier on Dust 2 and Richard ‘shox’ Papillon on Inferno.

The young Frenchman was responsible for some of the most incredible moments in the entire tournament, with two ace clutches in the final map of the event.

S1mple, meanwhile, boasted some ridiculous numbers in the first two maps of the final series, collecting 64 kills across Dust 2 and Nuke while spearheading NaVi’s domination in the first half of the series.

While ultimately being on the losing side of the grand final, s1mple earned the highest rating of the series with 1.47, an incredible achievement across five maps.

Both players were also unbelievably consistent across the entire tournament, and while ZywOo edged the Ukrainian in overall ratings, s1mple had the better k/d ratio out of the two.

These two have been tearing the CSGO scene this year and IEM Beijing won’t be the last time these two prodigies face each other in the finals of a major tournament.