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DeKay’s Sources: OpTic Gaming CS:GO in discussions with TeSeS

Published: 21/May/2019 14:40 Updated: 21/May/2019 14:55

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


Danish Counter-Strike team OpTic Gaming has expressed interest in adding Rene ‘TeSeS’ Madsen, according to multiple sources close to the team. If they were to add TeSeS, it is expected that he would replace Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer on the active roster.

TeSeS is eighteen years old and currently a member of GoldenGitte, an orgless Danish Counter-Strike team. His history in CS:GO is brief, first appearing on the semi-professional scene during 2017 and joining Reason Gaming during the final quarter of the year.

Since then, the only other organization he has played under is Squared Esports which he joined for six months in 2018. From a statistical standpoint, TeSeS is far and away the best rated player on his current team.

StarLadderSnappi is expected to make way, if TeSeS joins OpTic.

Snappi has an extensive history in Counter-Strike with a professional career stretching as far back as 2008. He is primarily known as an in-game leader but gave up that role upon the acquisition of Mathias ‘MSL’ Lauridsen from Rogue.

Snappi joined OpTic Gaming in April of 2018 after spending almost two years with Heroic. During his time with the team they didn’t win any international tournaments, but finished runner-up at DreamHack Open Summer 2018 and cs_summit 3.

OpTic Gaming have been in the headlines as of late with multiple outlets reporting their parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment being up for sale. 

The front runner to acquire Infinite has been reported to be Immortals Gaming Club, but a deal hasn’t been officially announced at this time. OpTic Gaming CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is reported to be currently in negotiations to reacquire the OpTic Gaming brand.

OpTic Gaming CS:GO (rumored)

  • Rene ‘TeSeS’ Madsen
  • Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke
  • Ismail ‘refrezh’ Ali
  • Mathias ‘MSL’ Lauridsen
  • Nikolaj ‘niko’ Kristensen
  • Casper ‘ruggah’ Due (Coach)

BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Final schedule

Published: 3/Dec/2020 13:28

by Jacob Hale


The BLAST Premier Fall Final is right around the corner, bringing some of the best CS:GO teams in the world together to compete for the huge $425,000 prize pool.

Throughout the season, some of CS’ top teams have been competing to earn points for seeding at the Fall Finals, and the event is finally arriving, with eight teams set to lock heads in December, looking to round out the year with a huge win.

In case you missed it, the eight teams that qualified through the Regular Season and Showdown event are as follows:

  • Vitality
  • Mousesports
  • Natus Vincere
  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • Furia
  • OG Esports
  • BIG
BLAST Premier showdown
BLAST Premier
The BLAST Premier Showdown was each team’s last chance to secure their spot at the Fall Finals.

Blast Premier Global Fall Finals schedule

The BLAST Premier Fall Finals will last from December 8-13, and we now know how the bracket and schedule will look ahead of time.

So far, we only have the fixtures for Round 1, but we know the times for every matchup slated to take place. Here’s when you’ll need to tune in (all times CET):

Tuesday, December 8

  • 4.30pm: Vitality vs Mousesports
  • 7.30pm: Astralis vs Natus Vincere

Wednesday, December 9

  • 1.30pm: G2 Esports vs Furia
  • 4.30pm: OG Esports vs BIG
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 1

Thursday, December 10

  • 1.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 2
  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 1
  • 7.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 2

Friday, December 11

  • 4.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 3
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 4

Saturday, December 12

  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Final
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Final

Sunday, December 13

  • 4.30pm: Consolidation Final
  • 8.30pm: Grand Final
BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule
BLAST Premier
BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule.

So, that’s the full schedule for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, with some exciting matchups to boot — including a big Day 1 face-off between Astralis and Na’Vi, with Astralis seeking revenge from their quarterfinal loss at IEM Beijing.

Be sure to keep checking back as we provide coverage for all of the results and happenings at the event, which is sure to prove just as exciting as it looks.