Former OpTic Star Mixwell's Time With G2 Esports Comes To An End as French CS:GO Roster Shuffle Looks Imminent - Dexerto

Former OpTic Star Mixwell’s Time With G2 Esports Comes To An End as French CS:GO Roster Shuffle Looks Imminent

Published: 28/May/2018 16:31 Updated: 11/Oct/2020 17:09

by Ross Deason


Former OpTic Gaming star Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas has found himself without a team once more as G2 Esports have decided to let him “explore other options”.

The Spanish star became the face of the OpTic Gaming CS:GO roster during his stint with the North American organization in 2016 and 2017.

However, he decided to leave the roster in February of 2018 and quickly found himself on G2 Esports as a trial member in March after the French team benched Richard ‘shox’ Papillon.

The reason for the legendary French member’s removal was that he had proposed a total overhaul of the roster which would see Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt and Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire replaced by Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux and Kévin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans.

The G2 players and organization ended up siding with NBK- and apEX and NBK- took over the in-game leadership responsibilities but disappointing results quickly led to rumors popping up left, right, and center about shox returning and forming his proposed team.

The first step towards those rumors proving to be true came on May 28th when G2 announced that they were officially parting ways with Mixwell and entering talks with the shox, SmithZz, NBK-, and the rest about the future of the lineup.

The team’s coach and manager, Jerome ‘NiaK’ Sudries, explained the decision and gave mixwell some major props in the process:

“The decision-making process to define the final line-up that will represent G2 Esports moving forward has started. While this occurs, we wish to give Oscar the opportunity to explore any options on the market.

It is important for us to make it clear that Oscar has been an incredible teammate ever since he joined us for a trial and in a particular context which has undoubtedly added difficulties for him to show his full potential. His maturity, his worth ethic but also his ability to adapt to a new role and all of that in a language that he hasn’t practiced for years makes Oscar a player of a rare value in CS:GO. We have no doubts that he will find success in the upcoming years, regardless whether he ends up in G2’s final lineup or not.”

What will happen next for mixwell and G2 Esports is currently unknown. The Spanish star took to Twitter to thank the players that he had spent his time with and say that they “know what I think about this situation”.

Recent rumors have linked both NBK- and apEX with a possible move to Cloud9, who dropped Pujan ‘FNS’ Mehta on May 26th, so expect to hear more from the G2 camp very soon.


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.