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FaZe Clan’s NiKo destroys CSGO team with insane 1v5 clutch

Published: 5/Sep/2019 14:21 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 12:19

by Kamil Malinowski


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač annihilated his opponents in a Faceit Pro League match with an unbelievable 1v5 ace clutch.

NiKo is widely considered to be one of the best CS:GO players in the world and currently represents one of the biggest esports teams, FaZe Clan.

His team has fallen on bad form lately, but the Bosnian showed he can still be absolutely unstoppable with his incredible 1v5 in an FPL match.

ESL/Helena KristianssonNiKo plays a key part in FaZe Clan’s CS:GO squad.

FaZe were eliminated from the StarLadder Berlin Major on August 31 and NiKo was already back to his usual practice on September 4, when he made this amazing clutch. He was pushing out of A-ramp on Mirage and found his whole team had fallen, leaving him in a 1v5 situation.

He did not give up, however, and a quick spray towards palace secured him his first kill, setting the game to a slightly easier 1v4, but leaving him with only 12 health. From there, he knew his only shot was to kill everyone before they could even touch him.

A quick peek into the bomb-site revealed a Counter-Terrorist, who NiKo instantly deleted with a precise headshot. He then moved around the corner to look at jungle, hitting another insanely accurate one tap, and just two enemies remained.

Nikola retreated into ramp to check his flank and was able to amazingly hit yet another instant headshot, bringing it down to a 1v1 after killing three enemies without allowing them to react.

Things seemed incredibly easy for him after that, as he crept towards the bomb site and managed to get the jump on the final defender, securing the round and an insane 1v5 clutch.

NiKo wasn’t streaming this epic moment, but luckily Twitch streamer ShaneyTV managed to capture it, and he was just as stunned by the Bosnian’s skill as other fans, gasping and celebrating throughout.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.