Here's why CS:GO fans think ScreaM finally has a new team - Dexerto

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


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 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 by a significant margin despite a less-than-stellar 2018 season.


BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch


Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

BLAST Premier Fall Series with S1mple
The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.