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Dupreeh on Team Liquid dethroning Astralis as best CS:GO team in the world

Published: 24/Jun/2019 10:17 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 10:45

by Connor Bennett


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive superstar Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen has admitted that Team Liquid has finally toppled Astralis and cemented themselves as the best team around.

For 406 days, Astralis reigned supreme atop the HLTV team rankings as they swept aside any team they came across with near perfect CS:GO play. Until June, the Danes looked an unstoppable force, but their decision to pick and choose events has seemingly led to their downfall.

They finished 5-6th at the recent ECS Season 7 Finals in London, before falling to a 5-6th place finish at the ESL Pro League Season 9 finals on June 23. It was at those finals that their long-time rifler admitted they have now fallen behind Liquid as the best team in the world.

ESLTeam Liquid have been powering through events since Astralis’ decision to pick and choose when they play.

“I don’t think it’s a surprise Liquid has made it this far, Liquid is the best team in the world as of right now,” admitted dupreeh prior to the North American’s EPL finals success. “They’ve knocked us off the throne which is, of course, disappointing but at the same time they’ve definitely deserved it.”

The three-time Major champion complimented his rival squad further, praising their teamwork, individual skill, and how they’ve combined those two factors into becoming the best team around at the moment.

Of course, the current world number one squad proved dupreeh to be right, as they overpowered the G2 Esports and the vocal Marseille crowd to secure a 3-1 series victory.

The LAN success, which puts Team Liquid one more IEM event win away from the Grand Slam, will only add to the American’s cause and widen the gap between themselves and everyone else on the HLTV world rankings.

They’ll have a chance to secure the Grand Slam bonus when they head to the prestigious ESL One Cologne on July 2. It won’t be an easy task, however, as Astralis will surely be looking to bounce back and reclaim their spot as the most dominant team in CS:GO ahead of the upcoming StarLadder Berlin Major.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.