DeKay’s Sources: Vitality and ENCE at odds with OG over benched CSGO players - Dexerto
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DeKay’s Sources: Vitality and ENCE at odds with OG over benched CSGO players

Published: 8/Oct/2019 18:31 Updated: 8/Oct/2019 21:37

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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European Esports organizations Team Vitality and ENCE are at odds with OG over the transfer fee of their respective benched CS:GO players, according to multiple sources.

One source explained that OG have offered less than half of the amounts listed in both Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen and Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt contracts on several occasions. 

At this time, no official transfer for the two players has occurred as a result of this conflict.

To complicate matters even more, another source informed Dexerto that OG intimated a reduction in future salary would occur for each player if Team Vitality and ENCE were not willing to agree to the transfer fee repeatedly proposed by OG.

It is unclear at this moment if a similar situation is ongoing between OG and other organizations that possess players they are interested in.

When asked for comment, an OG spokesperson said: “The information presented, and that Dexerto was kind enough to share, is absolutely false and misleading.”

Dreamhack / 100 ThievesBoth NBK- and Aleksib were previously linked with 100 Thieves, who are trying to build a new CSGO roster themselves.

OG was first reported to be entering CS:GO last week by 1pv.fr, in which the report mentioned targets of Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn Vangså, Issa ‘ISSAA’ Murad, and Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen in addition to the aforementioned players of Aleksib and NBK-. 

The pairing of Aleksib and NBK- was first reported by Dexerto in a report that documented their discussions with the 100 Thieves organization.

THEHEXHAVENOG are known for their Dota 2 roster, which became the first-ever to win back-to-back Internationals in 2018 and 2019.

The OG organization was founded in late 2015 and is most known for its legendary Dota2 rosters that have won multiple Internationals and Majors. 

Their return, should agreements with Team Vitality and ENCE occur, would mark the second notable organization to join CS:GO in recent weeks. 

Evil Geniuses made their first entrance to the game with a surprise acquisition of NRG Esports late last month and was first reported by Dexerto.

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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