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ELEAGUE Announces CS:GO Premier 2018 Team List, Prize Pool and More

Published: 20/Jun/2018 14:39 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason


The team list, broadcast team, and prize pool for ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 has been announced, and it promises to be an incredible competition.

ELEAGUE’s premier CS:GO competition will return to our screens on July 21st and run through to July 29th with a total prize pool of $1 million on the line for the eight teams in attendance.

On June 20th ELEAGUE finally announced who those eight teams would be. The company has opted to use HLTV.org’s official rankings from May 21st 2018, inviting the top eight teams from that list.

This means that Astralis, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Mousesports, Fnatic, Team Liquid, Cloud9, and SK Gaming will all be in attendance; making ELEAGUE Premier one of the most stacked competitions in recent memory.


The teams will be split into two groups of four and play best of three matches in a double elimination GSL style group. The top two teams from each group will advance to a single elimination playoff stage which will run from July 28th – 29th.

The broadcast team for ELEAGUE Premier 2018 will feature some of the biggest names in the space. The full lineup consists of Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson, Jason “Moses” O’Toole, Janko “YNk” Paunovic, Anders Blume, James Bardolph, Daniel “DDK” Kapadia, and Sue “Smix” Lee.


The live coverage of the tournament will begin on Saturday, July 21st, at 14:00 Eastern Time on the ELEAGUETV Twitch channel, but will also be available on B/R Live and ELEAGUE’s own Game Command mosaic video player.

There will also be a multi-part feature series which will revisit “the tournament’s best moments” and be broadcast on TBS, beginning August 24th.

The full team list for ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018, in order of HLTV’s May 21st ranking, is as follows:

  1. Astralis
  2. FaZe Clan
  3. Natus Vincere
  4. Mousesports
  5. Fnatic
  6. Team Liquid
  7. Cloud9
  8. SK Gaming

The broadcast team is as follows:

  • Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson – Host
  • Sue “Smix” Lee – Reporter
  • Jason “Moses” O’Toole – Caster / Analyst
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic – Caster / Analyst
  • Anders Blume – Caster / Analyst
  • James Bardolph – Caster / Analyst
  • Daniel “DDK” Kapadia – Caster / Analyst

S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney


CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.