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Groups Announced for Stacked DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 Event

Published: 17/Aug/2018 9:29 Updated: 17/Aug/2018 9:30

by Ross Deason

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DreamHack has announced the groups for the DreamHack Masters Stockholm CS:GO tournament, which is due to begin on August 29.

The current number one team, Astralis, will head up Group A alongside another Danish side, North, as well as Grayhound and TyLoo.

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Group B will feature Na’Vi, NRG, NiP and Ghost Gaming. Group C will be home to two more Danish teams in the form of OpTic Gaming and Heroic alongside the Swedes of Fnatic and the international stars of FaZe.

Finally, Group D will include Mousesports, MiBR, HellRaisers and Gambit. This will be MiBR’s first event since adding Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović as a coach.

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With one of the most stacked lineups in recent memory, all four groups promise to produce some incredible matches.

The group stage for the $250,000 event will feature a double-elimination GSL style format with the opening matches being best-of-one and all subsequent matches being best-of-three.

The top two teams from each group will advance to a single-elimination playoff bracket with all knockout matches being best-of-threes. DreamHack Masters Stockholm will conclude on September 2.

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If recent form is anything to go on, the Astralis players will go into the tournament as the clear favorites while teams like FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere will be seen as potential spoilers of the Danish party.

The groups for DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 are:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Astralis Natus Vincere FaZe Clan Mousesports
North NRG Esports Fnatic MiBR
TyLoo Ninjas in Pyjamas OpTic Gaming HellRaisers
Grayhound Ghost Gaming Heroic Gambit
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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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