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Former G2 Esports in-game leader speaks out on CS:GO roster shuffle

Published: 27/Nov/2018 0:16 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 0:22

by Wyatt Donigan

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After the G2 Esports’ CS:GO roster underwent a major shuffle on November 26, their former in-game leader has shed light on the major changes.

With the addition of Audric ‘JaCkz’ Jug and Lucas ‘Lucky’ Chastang to the new-look G2 roster, Kevin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans was replaced as in-game leader and put on the bench.

While the team stated that Ex6TenZ’s “leadership was not consistent with the new direction [they] wish to take,” Ex6TenZ has now spoken out about what led to his replacement on the roster.

Just hours after the roster move was announced by the team, Ex6TenZ posted a Twitlonger in both French and English that gave a detailed account of the decisions that led to his departure.

Ex6TenZ starts out the statement by admitting that the team has issues to work out, namely that they lacked “firepower,” but said that he was nonetheless “100% confident for the future” with G2.

In the end, however, things came down to the team either keeping him or Alexandre ‘bodyy’ Pianaro.

“I was given the choice to stay instead of bodyy while giving up the leadership to [Richard ‘shox’ Papillon] who felt like he could take it over,” Ex6TenZ said of the ultimate decision he was given.

Ex6TenZ said that while he had no problems giving up control to shox, he didn’t feel as though staying was the right move since he couldn’t picture himself taking over bodyy’s positions. Rather than risk not being able to make the transition, Ex6TenZ chose to walk away.

Ex6TenZ is seen as one of the best in-game leaders in all of Counter-Strike.

Ex6TenZ concludes that he has a ton of respect for his teammates, but nonetheless feels that G2’s gameplan of bringing him on to “establish [his] plan and then taking this away” was “incoherent.”

While Ex6TenZ is currently on G2’s inactive roster, he will still be competing with his old roster at the ESL Pro League finals due to regulatory requirements.

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BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Final schedule

Published: 3/Dec/2020 13:28

by Jacob Hale

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The BLAST Premier Fall Final is right around the corner, bringing some of the best CS:GO teams in the world together to compete for the huge $425,000 prize pool.

Throughout the season, some of CS’ top teams have been competing to earn points for seeding at the Fall Finals, and the event is finally arriving, with eight teams set to lock heads in December, looking to round out the year with a huge win.

In case you missed it, the eight teams that qualified through the Regular Season and Showdown event are as follows:

  • Vitality
  • Mousesports
  • Natus Vincere
  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • Furia
  • OG Esports
  • BIG
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The BLAST Premier Showdown was each team’s last chance to secure their spot at the Fall Finals.

Blast Premier Global Fall Finals schedule

The BLAST Premier Fall Finals will last from December 8-13, and we now know how the bracket and schedule will look ahead of time.

So far, we only have the fixtures for Round 1, but we know the times for every matchup slated to take place. Here’s when you’ll need to tune in (all times CET):

Tuesday, December 8

  • 4.30pm: Vitality vs Mousesports
  • 7.30pm: Astralis vs Natus Vincere

Wednesday, December 9

  • 1.30pm: G2 Esports vs Furia
  • 4.30pm: OG Esports vs BIG
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 1

Thursday, December 10

  • 1.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 2
  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 1
  • 7.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 2

Friday, December 11

  • 4.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 3
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 4

Saturday, December 12

  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Final
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Final

Sunday, December 13

  • 4.30pm: Consolidation Final
  • 8.30pm: Grand Final
BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule
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BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule.

So, that’s the full schedule for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, with some exciting matchups to boot — including a big Day 1 face-off between Astralis and Na’Vi, with Astralis seeking revenge from their quarterfinal loss at IEM Beijing.

Be sure to keep checking back as we provide coverage for all of the results and happenings at the event, which is sure to prove just as exciting as it looks.