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FACEIT London Major New Legends Stage round three matchups revealed as top teams face elimination

Published: 14/Sep/2018 9:06 Updated: 14/Sep/2018 9:26

by Ross Deason

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The New Legends Stage of the FACEIT London CS:GO Major continues on September 14 and two teams will be going home.

The second day of matches didn’t produce quite as many upsets as day one, but the action was still intense throughout.

The round three matchups were drawn shortly after the action concluded on Thursday and all eyes were immediately drawn to the 0-2 pool where FaZe Clan and Mousesports have been drawn against each other. The loser of the match will be going home!

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The other two teams in the 0-2 pool are Cloud9, the defending Major champions, and Winstrike. The new Major format means that both of the teams that are eliminated with a 0-3 record will lose their spot in the New Challengers Stage for the next event.

On the other side of the equation, compLexity Gaming, BIG, Astralis and Team Liquid have the chance to book themselves a spot in the playoffs with a 3-0 record.

BIG will take on compLexity and Astralis will take on Team Liquid in a match that some believe could determine which team will be the tournament favorites moving forward.

The eight other teams are in the 1-1 pool and the two most eye catching matches are NiP vs Natus Vincere and G2 vs MIBR.

The day three action begins at 10am BST (5am EDT, 2am PDT, 7pm AEST) with Fnatic taking on Vega Squadron in the 1-1 pool. The full schedule can be found below. (red indicates elimination matches)

Vega Squadron vs Fnatic 10:00 BST
TyLoo vs HellRaisers 11:30 BST
Winstrike vs Cloud9 13:00 BST
compLexity vs BIG 14:30 BST
Natus Vincere vs NiP 16:00 BST
G2 vs MIBR 17:30 BST
Astralis vs Team Liquid 19:00 BST
FaZe Clan vs Mousesports 20:30 BST
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GODSENT leak their own CS:GO roster with TACO on job listing

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 14:56

by Connor Bennett

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Swedish esports organization GODSENT have confirmed their new Counter-Strike roster, featuring Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo – with a job listing for someone to edit their reveal video. 

Roster and player announcements have become big business in esports, especially at the highest level.  A lot of time and effort goes into getting everything right – sometimes even weeks before the actual announcements are made.

Organizations will, at times, drop hints about what moves they’re making, especially if an insider – or even a player – manages to accidentally reveal things ahead of time.

However, this time, it wasn’t an insider or new player who dropped the ball on an announcement, but rather the organization themselves.

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TACO had been rumored to be leading the new GODDSENT team.

The Swedish organization, which has typically had European Counter-Strike rosters, uploaded the files for their roster announcement to a job listing. They were asking for someone to edit the videos, removing the green screen behind their new players.

Front and center of the video is former SK Gaming and MiBR star TACO, who had been rumored to be leading the new GODSENT project. He’s flanked by former teammate João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, Bruno ‘latto’ Rebelatto, Eduardo ‘dumau’ Wolkmer, and Bruno ‘b4rtiN’ Câmara.

Twitter user NoOne_CSGO spotted the video totally revealing the whole roster on January 16, which went under the radar before RushBMedia’s Ryan Friend boosted it.

After the hilarious ‘leak’ made the rounds on Twitter, the listing was removed from the Upwork website, and the videos were taken down.

However, GODSENT and Taco decided to have a little fun with things. “FAKE NEWS,” they tweeted, while Taco claimed “it’s not me,” in the videos.

Before it was removed, the listing asked for the work to be completed by 6PM on Monday, January 18, pointing at an announcement coming soon.

Seeing as they’ve now taken it down, and quite a decent number of CS:GO fans have seen the videos, GODSENT might move that forward and announce their new line-up sooner.

It’s either a spectacular blunder that will be talked about while the lineup is together, or a superb piece of hype-building.