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All CS:GO Minors Ahead of FACEIT London Major to Take Place at Historic Rugby Stadium

Published: 10/May/2018 17:15 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:51

by Ross Deason

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FACEIT has announced that the FACEIT Minors will take place in London’s Twickenham Stadium ahead of the FACEIT London Major in September.

As the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major to be held in the United Kingdom, the FACEIT London Major promises to one of the biggest esports events in 2018.

On May 10th FACEIT announced even more exciting news – for the first time in history the entire Minor circuit will take place in the same place as the various regional qualifiers will be held in Twickenham stadium.

Home to the England rugby team, Twickenham stadium is one of the most iconic in Europe and will offer 24-hour practice rooms, two separate stages to ensure no time is lost for setup, a gym and executive chef.”

The Minors will run from July 7th – 22nd, beginning with the Americas Minor and ending with the Europe Minor. Open qualifiers for the Minors being on May 14th and run all the way through to June 17th with registration available here.

Michele Attisani, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of FACEIT, explained that the reason behind holding all of the Minors in the same place is to “bring new life to them”.

“By hosting each stage of the tournament at Twickenham Stadium we’re hoping to bring new life to the Minors. The Major should be a celebration of all things CS:GO, we want to bring teams together for the first time and make sure teams of all levels feel welcome and feel the Major experience.”

Each Minor will feature a $50,000 prize pool but the real goal is to secure a top two finish and qualify for the $1 million FACEIT Major in the 10,000 seater SSE Arena in London from September 20th.

The dates for each Minor can be found below along with the teams invited to the CID Closed Qualifier and the Asia Minor.

  • Americas Minor – July 7-11
  • CIS Minor – July 10-13
  • Asia Minor – July 16-20
  • Europe Minor – July 19-22

FACEIT Minors Closed Qualifier CIS teams:

  • HellRaisers
  • AVANGAR
  • FlipSid3 Tactics
  • Spirit
  • Pro100
  • EPG
  • ForZe
  • Nemiga Gaming

FACEIT Asia Minor Invited teams include:

  • Renegades
  • TyLoo
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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

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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
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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.