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ELEAGUE Premier 2018 Reaches Semi-Final Stage as Team Liquid and Mousesports March On

Published: 26/Jul/2018 10:21 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:08

by Ross Deason


Team Liquid and Mousesports have clinched the final two playoff spots at ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018.

Team Liquid rolled over MiBR in two maps, while Mousesports secured a 2-1 victory against a spirited Fnatic to close out the day.

The final day of Group Stage action at the $1 million tournament saw Team Liquid trying to bounce back from a defeat at the hands of Astralis, while the MiBR players were hoping to continue the momentum that they found against Cloud9 in the Group A elimination match.

Team Liquid looked like the team in control throughout the first map, Cache, despite some strong form from Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David. The North American team was able to grind away at MiBR and eventually take a comfortable 16-10 victory.

The next map, Overpass, was much of the same. Team Liquid controlled the game from the front throughout – weathering the occasional storm from the Brazilian opposition and taking another 16-10 win as Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken topped the scoreboard.

Next up on stage was Mousesports versus Fnatic. The Fnatic players were clearly confident after their impressive win over FaZe Clan in Group B’s elimination matc and carried that form into the first map, Inferno, against the international lineup of Mousesports.

The Swedes secured a tight 16-13 win on their map pick before moving on to Mousesports’ choice of Train. The entire map was a back and forth affair, but Tomáš ‘oskar’ Šťastný and Robin ‘ropz’ Kool were the difference makers, helping Mousesports to grab a narrow 16-14 win and force a third map.

Fnatic’s form seemed to dip in the final map, Mirage, and it was Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi’s time to put in a monster performance for Mousesports, picking up 30 kills in just 25 rounds.

Mousesports controlled the economy throughout the game and eventually secured a 16-9 win, knocking Fnatic out of the competition.

Mousesports will now move on to face the world’s consensus number one team, Astralis, while Team Liquid will have to deal with a Natus Vincere lineup that has both Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov firing on all cylinders.

The semi-final matches will take place on July 28, beginning with Astralis versus Team Liquid.


GeT RiGhT: From CSGO God To Twitch Star

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:33

by Alan Bernal


Don’t count out Counter-Strike legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund. Although he’s taking an extended break from his esports career, fans won’t have to wait long to see what his next chapter will bring.

For legacy CS fans, there’s no name that rings as loudly as GeT_RiGhT’s in almost every era of Valve’s shooter through the past two decades.

But the Swedish sensation is temporarily moving on from competitive play. This was a heartbreak for an industry that’s gotten used to seeing the star pop off at will throughout events, an experience that will have to wait for now.

Instead, the 30-year-old is excited to commit himself to the world of content creation and Twitch streaming to experience a “competition on another level for a person that loves competition,” GeT_RiGhT said.

“I love games,” he said. “At the end of the day I’m a gamer… CS is not the complete story of GeT_RiGhT.”

Although he has plenty of surprises in store for his fanbase, he made a note to say that this stage of his career will only mean he’ll be more active in games like Valorant, Call of Duty, and even maybe some League of Legends.

Still, GeT_RiGhT didn’t go so far as to rule out coming back to pro level play in the future, although he’s not holding out for a return soon.

For the time being, people can get excited to see a heavy presence from the Swede on Twitch, playing multiple titles as well as, of course, CS:GO.