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CS:GO: Team Vitality run over FURIA in ECS S7 Grand Final – Final placements

Published: 9/Jun/2019 15:10 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 8:29

by Daniel Cleary

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Team Vitality have come out on top in London, taking down Brazil’s FURIA in the grand final of ECS Season 7 finals.

The FACEIT ECS Season 7 Finals saw its fair share of upsets throughout the weekend, in what was one of the more entertaining events of the year.

The tournament featured eight of the top squads from around the world, who qualified during the end of season qualifiers for FACEIT’s Esports Championship Series, all fighting for their share of the $500,000 prize pool.

ECSThe ECS Season 7 Finals was held in the SSE Arena, Wembley.

The new format for Season 7 of the ECS saw two challenger teams in Vitality and FURIA joining the top performing teams from each region, both of which went on to have an incredible run at the event, as they found themselves eventually matching up against each other in the grand finals.

Major Upsets at ECS Season 7 Finals

The ECS Finals was full of upsets and one of the tournament favorites, Astralis, shocked everyone after they dropped out of the competition in 6th place, following their 1-2 defeat to the outsiders, FURIA in a very close deciding match.

MIBR and NiP were also among the teams who suffered upsets at the event, with both also dropping out of the group stage with 0-2 records.

FURIA were the ones causing most of the upsets, as the Brazilian underdogs pulled off an impressive 2-0 win during their semi-finals series against North.

AbleJ spoke to Dexerto after qualifying for the grand finals on their incredible run and what it would mean for him to take home the trophy.

The Grand finals between FURIA and Vitality was slow to get underway after some early technical issues delayed the action, but once they got into the action it was largely one-way traffic.

FURIA had been impressive all weekend, but appeared to run out of steam when it mattered, as ZywOo led the French roster to a convincing 2-0 win.

ECS Season 7 Finals – placements, prize pool breakdown.

Place Team Roster Cash Prize

1

Vitality

NBK, RpK, apEX, ALEX, ZywOo

$225,000

2

Furia

arT, yuurih, VINI, KSCERATO, ableJ

$100,000

3/4

North

Aizy, Kjaerbye, valde, JUGi, gade

$50,000

3/4

NRG

Ethan, CeRq, tarik, Brehze, daps

$50,000

5/6

Complexity

Sick, Rickeh, dephh, ShahZam, oBo

$25,000

5/6

Astralis

Device, gla1ve, dupreeh, Magisk, Xyp9x

$25,000

7/8

Ninjas in Pyjamas

F0rest, GeT_RiGhT, dennis, Lekr0, REZ

$12,500

7/8

MIBR

FalleN, fer, coldzera, TACO, felps

$12,500

The final day of the London event also featured a hilarious show match between five of the UK’s best CS:GO players against five of the best players and personalities from the rest of the world.

The best of 2 series ultimately ended in a 1-1 draw, and with both teams winning their map 16-7 they were unable to determine a winner with the head-to-head tiebreaker which was based off round count.

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How CSGO caster Anders dealt with mental health issues I The Richard Lewis interview

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:25

by Alan Bernal

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Renowned Counter-Strike caster, Anders Blume, sat down with Richard Lewis to talk about his bout with mental health issues and how he was able to cope with it all throughout the years.

Blume has been the gold-standard for on-air talent in esports. Whether it’s the amount of events he attends or the game’s he casts, his career has been a great example for others who want to follow.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t come without its hardships. Whether it was personal matters at home or a packed schedule of responsibilities, Blume was hit with a flurry of stresses that seemed to pile on at times.

This is something that Blume and Lewis recognized affects everyone, but something many don’t talk about – or even admit to themselves.

On the job, there are some times when people can invest too much of themselves into the craft, which can start to have adverse effects on their health. Outside of the job, influences from social media or the internet just adds to the mess if you let it consume you.

While there aren’t glamorous or catchy solutions to these issues, Blume found respite in everything from diet, exercise, and even meditation to start dealing with the issue head-on.

Self-control in practicing good habits and having the mental strength to cast aside negativity doesn’t come easy for all people, but it could be something everyone can work on.

Through years of practice, Blume eventually found a routine that works for him even when life gets thick, and is hoping more people can find a way to do the same for themselves.