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DeKay’s Sources: Tricked Esport looking to move to new organization

Published: 26/Sep/2019 16:54 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 18:14

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Danish Counter-Strike team Tricked Esport are looking to move on to a new organization, according to multiple sources close to the team.

While they wouldn’t be willing to relocate permanently to North America, they are open to short 1-2 months stints in the country if needed, said one source.

The team is fresh off a victory at V4 Future Sports Festival – Budapest 2019, which had a €300,000 EUR prize pool. At the event, they beat the new-look MIBR lineup in the semifinals and Virtus.pro in the final to win.

In-game leader Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen has been a member of the Tricked organization on multiple occasions, joining for the second time in January of 2019. His first stint spanned between 2016 and 2017, where he first played with Heroic rifler Johannes ‘b0RUP’ Borup.

Previous finishes for Tricked Esport include a semi-final appearance at DreamHack Open Summer 2019, a semi-final appearance at Copenhagen Games 2019, and a second-place finish at Good Game League 2019.

Tricked took down VP in the grand final of the V4 Future Sports Festival in Budapest.

Tricked’s stand-out player in Budapest was MVP-winning 21-year-old Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen. 

The former Fragster player topped the charts in a number of categories, while his teammate Rasmus ‘sjuush’ Beck almost snatched away his MVP after a strong grand final performance.

In an interview with HLTV, Bubzkji expressed some frustration at the lack of invites the Tricked team receives to larger events, explaining “We know we’re a really good team, looking at practice, etc., and we play really well online (…) We’re not really getting the invites to prove ourselves and now we’ve had a lot of practice time for this event, so that is probably the difference.”

DreamHackBubzkji won MVP at the V4 Future Sports Festival.

Tricked Esport roster

  • Nicolai ‘HUNDEN‘ Petersen
  • Frederik ‘acoR‘ Gyldstrand
  • Rasmus ‘Sjuush‘ Beck
  • Lucas ‘Bubzkji‘ Andersen
  • Fredrik ‘roeJ‘ Jørgensen
    • Philippe ‘Winspai‘ Mølgaard Ouabaid (coach)
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BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch

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Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

BLAST Premier Fall Series with S1mple
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The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

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The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.