ESL and B-Site woes continue with new schedule clash for CSGO Rio Major - Dexerto

ESL and B-Site woes continue with new schedule clash for CSGO Rio Major

Published: 4/Feb/2020 6:22

by Andrew Amos


ESL and FACEIT’s CS:GO pre-season feud is still ongoing, with players and pundits alike breaking out on Twitter to criticize both parties for a scheduling clash between open qualifiers for B-Site and the Rio Major.

ESL and FACEIT don’t seem to be making up any time soon, with the two CS:GO tournament organizers both competing to get the best teams attending their events.

However, a new scheduling clash is only adding fuel to the fire, with the two leagues butting heads over times instead of teams on February 3.

While most of ESL and FACEIT’s feud has revolved around the ESL Pro League, the Rio Major is now in the firing line over a scheduling conflict.

Former Cloud9 player Jordan ‘Zellsis’ Montemurro shed light on the scheduling conflict on Twitter, originally side-eyeing B-Site for scheduling their $100,000 online qualifiers at the same time as ESL’s Rio Major qualifiers.

“Don’t let this distract you from the fact that B-Site put their qualifiers the same days as the major qualifiers,” the player said.

B-Site did publicize their qualifiers eight hours after ESL did their announcement regarding the path to the Brazilian major, but organizer Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields assured fans that Zellsis’ concerns were “factually incorrect.”

“We had our dates out before and ESL went over the top of them,” he said. Instead, B-Site will now look at changing their own dates to not clash with the major qualifiers, and will inform teams as soon as possible.

Thorin couldn’t help but take another jab at ESL as well, with the two parties being involved in a public feud over their competing CS:GO leagues over the past fortnight.

“Jokes on us for thinking our direct rival could be trusted to play fair,” he said. “Thus ends the era of TOs organizing around each other.

“This is the same ESL who scheduled their EPL Season 10 travel day on a Sunday to ensure any EPL team that made the final of ECS Season 8 would be playing said final on their travel day.”

B-Site are yet to announce when the new date for their online qualifiers will be, with ESL having the four weekends from January 31 on lock for the major qualifiers in North America and Europe.

B-Site is expected to kick off for real in March, with six teams including Dignitas, Cloud9, and MIBR already confirmed for the league. The ESL Rio Major will take place on May 21-24.


Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos


The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.