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FaZe Clan Win ESL One Belo Horizonte $200,000 CS:GO Tournament – Final Placements

Published: 18/Jun/2018 2:18 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 17:38

by Calum Patterson


Two top European squads faced off in the Grand Final of the $200,000 ESL One Belo Horizonte tournament, with FaZe Clan coming out on top on mousesports

The tournament saw eight of the best teams from around the world descend on the sunny Brazilian city, including rival Brazilian teams SK Gaming and Não Tem Como (NTC).

NTC struggled in the group stage however, as did Canadian side Ghost Gaming, while German’s BIG and the top Turkish team Space Soldiers finished third in their respective groups.

With only the top two teams from each group advancing to the elimination bracket, it really was four of the world’s best facing off.

SK Gaming looked better than the recent form would have indicated, winning a close match against Space Soldiers in groups, but were fairly comfortably beaten by mousesports in the semi final match.

On the other side of the bracket, likely the best North American team currently, Team Liquid, took on the star studded FaZe Clan lineup, who had Jorgen “cromen” Robertson filling in for the inactive Olof “Olofmiester” Kajbjer.

FaZe demolished Liquid on the first map 16-3, and despite Liquid taking map two narrowly, FaZe advanced to the final with a 2-1 win.

So Mouseports and FaZe met up in the grand final, a best of five match that went all the way to the deciding fifth map.

FaZe started strong with a 16-6 win, but mousesports immediately bounced back winning two close maps in a row. FaZe forced the fifth map with a 16-9 win on Mirage.

It was only fitting that the final map took place on the recently returning legendary map Dust2, and FaZe were dominant on the T side, winning 16-8 to win the championship.

ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1st FaZe Clan $100,000
2nd Mousesports $40,000
3-4th SK Gaming $17,000
3-4th Team Liquid $17,000
5-6th Space Soldiers $8,000
5-6th BIG $8,000
7-8th Não Tem Como $5,000
7-8th Ghost Gaming $5,000

How CSGO caster Anders dealt with mental health issues I The Richard Lewis interview

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:25

by Alan Bernal


Renowned Counter-Strike caster, Anders Blume, sat down with Richard Lewis to talk about his bout with mental health issues and how he was able to cope with it all throughout the years.

Blume has been the gold-standard for on-air talent in esports. Whether it’s the amount of events he attends or the game’s he casts, his career has been a great example for others who want to follow.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t come without its hardships. Whether it was personal matters at home or a packed schedule of responsibilities, Blume was hit with a flurry of stresses that seemed to pile on at times.

This is something that Blume and Lewis recognized affects everyone, but something many don’t talk about – or even admit to themselves.

On the job, there are some times when people can invest too much of themselves into the craft, which can start to have adverse effects on their health. Outside of the job, influences from social media or the internet just adds to the mess if you let it consume you.

While there aren’t glamorous or catchy solutions to these issues, Blume found respite in everything from diet, exercise, and even meditation to start dealing with the issue head-on.

Self-control in practicing good habits and having the mental strength to cast aside negativity doesn’t come easy for all people, but it could be something everyone can work on.

Through years of practice, Blume eventually found a routine that works for him even when life gets thick, and is hoping more people can find a way to do the same for themselves.