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Here’s why CS:GO fans think ScreaM finally has a new team

Published: 8/Jan/2019 13:56 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 14:20

by Ross Deason

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Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom is one of the most popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players on the planet, but he hasn’t been a permanent member of a professional team since June of 2018.

The 24-year-old has spent the majority of his Counter-Strike career playing for some of the top French teams, but found himself on the outside looking in as the likes of G2 and Vitality made roster changes in the second half of 2018.

However, fans of the ‘Headshot Machine’ are convinced that his time away from the professional scene is coming to an end after a handful of hints began to surface.

DREAMHACK / ADELA SZNAJDERScreaM hasn’t been competing in the pro scene since Envy’s French roster split up.

For starters, the Belgian star Tweeted about wanting to play some Counter-Strike on January 6 and soon got responses from Cloud9’s Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey and Vitality’s Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt that suggest they have information about an upcoming move.

“I heard you will be playing soon,” said Kio, who played alongside ScreaM on Team Envy’s 2018 French roster.

“Same,” said NBK.

This alone is hardly enough to base a comeback theory upon, especially given the fact that pro CS:GO players regularly drop hints and teasers on Twitter that are nothing more than banter.

However, a report from playzone.cz on January 7 fed into the speculation when they announced that the 16-year-old Slovakian up-and-comer David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský has replaced ScreaM on the NoChance roster.

NoChance is a pick-up European mix team that also includes the likes of former NiP star Mikail ‘maikelele’ Bill and German veteran Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend. ScreaM has been playing on the roster since December but, if the playzone report is correct, appears to have now stepped down.

If ScreaM is indeed on the brink of a return to professional CS:GO, there are a few teams that seem like obvious options. Most notably, 3DMAX and LDLC both have openings.

The two French teams have lost some of their biggest hitters to the likes of G2 and Vitality in recent months, and someone with the firepower of ScreaM could be just what they need. Given the fact that François ‘AmaNEk’ Delauney recently left LDLC, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him and ScreaM join forces to complete the 3DMAX roster.

ScreaM has been a professional Counter-Strike player for nine years, originally in Source and later in Global Offensive.

The Belgian star is best known for his incredible headshot percentage and ‘one tap’ kills. In fact, he still boasts the best headshot percentage on HLTV.org by a significant margin despite a less-than-stellar 2018 season.

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Juggernaut vs Colossus: How Cloud9 shocked Complexity @ Blast Fall Showdown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:39

by Alan Bernal

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The head-to-head between Complexity’s reformed Juggernaut and Cloud9’s Colossus was a matchup the CS:GO community were waiting to go down, and their clash at the BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown didn’t disappoint.

The hype around HenryG’s C9 was just starting to take shape with matchday results. But many saw their match against a Complexity side who had already booked a trip to the Blast Global Finals in 2021 as the Colossus’ first real test.

Backed by IGL Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer, Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke, and latest addition Justin ‘jks’ Savage, the Juggernauts were seen as favorites against the new Cloud9 roster.

Complexity managed to take the first map off of impressive clutch moments and a more cohesive structure in navigating Cloud9’s Nuke pick. Something that is expected from a core lineup who’s been together for a year.

C9 didn’t start the series with a win, but they did show an aggressive T-side that got them up to 10-5 after the first half. But Juggernauts hit back even harder when it was their turn to attack, only giving up three rounds on their way to a 16-13 win.

The rest of the series saw the premier headlines shine: Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker’s AWP against his old team, IGL’s blameF and ‘Alex’ McMeekin masterminding plays, and star players Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen versus jks.

The matchup resulted in a shocking upset win for C9, but the duel formed a new narrative around the two storied orgs who are embarking in their next eras.