How B1ad3 created Major miracles in CSGO - Dexerto

How B1ad3 created Major miracles in CSGO

Published: 30/Apr/2020 11:41 Updated: 1/May/2020 12:35

by Daniel Cleary


Andrey ‘B1ad3’ Gorodenskiy is one of the best in-game leaders that Counter-Strike has ever seen, after pulling off consistent performances to make it to the Majors despite not always having top talent on his roster.

The Majors are the most important tournaments in Counter-Strike history and, typically, only the elite teams have been able to win them or place highly, rarely seeing big flukes make it deep.

Qualifying for such tournaments is one of the first goals on the career check-list of any professional player and especially for those who are not in the top teams.

The current Na’Vi coach is known for his leadership abilities.

This is the story of a legendary veteran in-game leader, B1ad3, who overachieved at the perfect times, with lesser talents but a clear and bold tactical vision always in sight and somehow, someway, played at more majors than you might imagine.

There have been fifteen majors held to date in CS:GO’s history, and B1ad3’s core teams did not exist until after the first two. From that point until the thirteenth major, B1ad3’s core lineup managed to qualify for nine of the ten majors, and at one point, attending eight in a row.

While he never managed to establish any of his teams as an elite side throughout his years competing, the CIS legend always performed when it mattered, upsetting many of the top rosters to keep his Major streak alive.

In this video, we cover many of B1ade’s most impressive runs and upset victories at the CS:GO Majors.


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.