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Dr Disrespect explains why CS:GO should have a $30m tournament, not Fortnite

Published: 27/Jul/2019 11:24

by Connor Bennett

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive should be the game to have $30 million prize pool – and not the Fortnite Battle Royale players in the world against each other for a slice of an insane prize pool.

Just qualifying for the huge tournament guaranteed players $50,000, but winning the solo portion of the event will net one player a life-changing $3 million, with the top four players all becoming millionaires.

G FUELThe Doc, one of Twitch’s top streamers, has never been quiet in his criticism of anything.

Considering Fortnite is such a new esport, and battle royale’s RNG (random number generator) factor makes it arguably less competitive, it has drawn plenty of criticism – especially when compared to long-standing games like CS:GO and Dota 2.

During his July 26 stream, Dr Disrespect weighed in on the debate in the most Dr Disrespect fashion possible. After finishing up his lengthy intro, The Doc sat and addressed fans about what was coming in the stream – before giving his less than supportive opinion on the Fortnite World Cup.

After labeling the pro-am competitors as nobody he had ever heard of, the streamer continued on. “Phony, fake belief, manufactured popularity – all that shit makes me sick to my stomach,” he stated. “Imagine Counter-Strike putting on a $30 million dollar tournament. Now you’re talking real, now you’re talking stakes – now you’re talking entertainment. Now you’re talking true, pro gaming at its finest.”

Of course, the Two-Time has never been one to keep his opinion to himself, and even took his criticism of the World Cup to Twitter.

After fellow streamer Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop tweeted out a photo of himself at the event, Dr Disrespect turned his attention to the attendance of viewers – stating it was smaller than an eighth-grade basketball game.

While he didn’t reference Counter-Strike any further, The Doc clearly feels that the near two-decade-old esport title deserves a bit more than Fortnite. Valve’s other major competitive game, Dota 2, knocked the World Cup off its prize pool perch as fans raised over $30 million

Yet, that hasn’t quite caught the attention of Fortnite considering the MOBA is an established competitive scene and the battle royale has taken the gaming world by storm since its 2017 release.

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Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo

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The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.