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FalleN and k0nfig call for CS:GO devs to make changes to AUG meta

Published: 16/Jun/2019 14:48 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 15:39

by Daniel Cleary

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CS:GO pro players Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo and Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke have called for changes in the current AUG meta due to balancing issues.

CS:GO has always been known for its simplicity, with very few major weapon balancing changes over the years for competitive players to worry about.

The AK-47 and the M4 variants have been the go-to weapons of choice for rifle players, up until recently when players started using the AUG after the gun received an update making it cheaper to purchase.

ValveThe AUG has been one of the more controversial weapons in CS:GO.

It quickly became a part of the competitive meta, causing quite a big play-style shift during pro matches. But, not everyone has been as happy to adapt to the weapon as others.

OpTic Gaming pro k0nfig shared his thoughts on the current state of CS:GO, claiming that it was better before the weapons update: “CS was better without AUG. Just a solid fact.”

Before Brazilian star, FalleN, responded by saying that the game was less tactical in the AUG ‘meta’, explaining: “Game is definitely much more aim-based than before. Can’t really say if it’s better or not, just different strengths for sure.”

They went on to break down some of the issues with the weapon’s current state and how to balance the weapon. 

k0nfig Detailed the crouch and spray mechanics players have been using to get an upper hand in a gunfight, adding, “I just don’t like the crouch and spray from AUG, they should change it to KREIG same fire rate and recoil but keep the AUG damage.”

Fallen conceded that he had given up with thinking of new ways they could balance the AUG in the current meta, explaining how much more cautious they need to be when playing against the gun.

“Fact is terrorists now have a hard time trying to strafe and find kills when opening areas because one error is fatal.”

The OpTic Gaming star refused to give up hope however, even calling out the official CS:GO developers Twitter to see some potential changes in future.

They don’t seem to be only ones frustrated with the current meta, as when the gun was first being introduced to the meta in January 2019, FaZe Clan‘s star player, NiKo, also shared the same opinion.

Although it would be unlikely to happen without testing, there has been no indication that the CS:GO developers have been looking at making changes to the AUG as of yet.

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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm