HenryG slams up-and-coming UK CS:GO player for his poor attitude after ASUS ROG event - Dexerto
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HenryG slams up-and-coming UK CS:GO player for his poor attitude after ASUS ROG event

Published: 8/Jan/2019 13:08 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 13:19

by Matt Porter

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive caster Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer has called out a young player for his attitude.

The former professional player was taking part in the ASUS ROG Join The Republic Challenge, an exhibition tournament that provides upcoming talent an opportunity to gain some notoriety in the scene.

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HenryG was captaining Team UK alongside Jak3y, Russ, TUDSON and isk, with the team making it all the way to the finals of the tournament, where they fell to Team Poland.

In the aftermath of their defeat, Yaroslav ‘isk’ Issakov began to tweet about the tournament, stating that the tournament helped him understand that his “future is never going to be with a UK team,” saying that the “culture and mentality is way different,” and that he spent most of his time talking to Team Russia.

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Isk’s tweet after the Join The Republic final.

Greer was unimpressed with isk’s tweets, and called out the player’s attitude towards a tournament that was geared to help him.

“I’m very disappointed in your petulant finger pointing,” wrote HenryG. “This was supposed to be a fun experience where you guys could get exposure and show team spirit. I wish you the best, but you have a lot to learn in becoming a man.“

Issakov went on to remove his tweet, however many CS:GO fans were able to screenshot the post before he deleted it.

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Team UK’s second place finish in Stockholm saw them finish just behind Piotr ‘izak’ Skowyrski’s Team Poland, but well ahead of Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill’s Team Australia who finished 7-8th.

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BLAST Premier Fall moves CSGO event to Europe & replaces 100 Thieves

Published: 14/Oct/2020 15:00

by Calum Patterson

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BLAST has announced that BIG and Furia will be replacing 100 Thieves and Team Liquid in the BLAST Premier Fall series, with all teams competing from Europe.

During the online CS:GO era, teams in different regions have been unable to face each other due to the travel restrictions and all tournaments being moved online. This has led to an interesting, but not entirely desirable, separation of the competition.

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The BLAST Premier Fall Series will finally bring together the two main regions, Europe and America, to compete under a single tournament once again, as German’s BIG and Brazil’s Furia replace the outgoing 100 Thieves and Team Liquid.

The Fall Series was initially planned to be another split tournament, with eight European teams, and 4 American teams, playing in their own separate events. However, with 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, it would have left only three teams in the NA event.

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100 Thieves had secured spots in partnered leagues including BLAST, but have now pulled out of the esport altogether.

Rather than simply filling the spot with Furia, BLAST are bringing together both events, and adding BIG into the mix as well. BIG are certainly deserving of a spot, considering their impressive form over the online era.

Team Liquid will make way, and instead join up in the Fall Showdown in November. BLAST says they agreed to this with Liquid “to limit the amount of cross-continental travel for players.”

“The Fall Series will throw up some of the most exciting match-ups this year with Americas-based teams FURIA, MiBR and Evil Geniuses now able to rekindle old and new rivalries against Europe’s leading Counter-Strike teams,” BLAST said.

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Team Liquid will advance straight to the Fall Showdown, with BIG taking their spot in the groups.

BLAST Premier Fall teams:

  • Astralis
  • NiP
  • G2 Esports
  • OG
  • Vitality
  • NAVI
  • FaZe Clan
  • Complexity
  • FURIA
  • MiBR
  • Evil Geniuses
  • BIG

All teams will be based in Europe for the tournament, starting on October 26 with the first group matches. The top two from each group advance to the Fall Finals, bottom two to the Showdown, for a second shot at making it to the finals. After the finals are concluded, winning teams will advance to the Global Finals in January.

“The Counter-Strike scene has been crying out for both regions to renew rivalries in recent months and we’re delighted that we can deliver this for fans.” said BLAST CEO, Robbie Douek.

You can catch all the action from the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

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