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How Vitality proved they’re more than ‘ZywOo & friends’ at BLAST Fall Finals

Published: 15/Dec/2020 16:48 Updated: 16/Dec/2020 16:49

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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Coming in hot during 2020, Vitality has proven, once again, that they’re the ones to watch out for, bagging a phenomenal win at the Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier’s Fall Finals was the Vitality show, as the French titans proved themselves worthy of their number one ranking. While Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut shone once again, his friends didn’t leave him hanging, as Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire and co. stepped up to stampede their way to the Fall Finals title.

CS:GO’s Cédric “RpK” Guipouy, known as Le Tank, also proved himself worthy of rubbing shoulders with the best, with the now 31-year-old veteran turned plenty of heads in the Grand Final.

Despite some incredibly tough opposition from Astralis, NAVI, BIG, and Mousesports all coming together for an intense ending to 2020’s competitions, they still managed to breeze through at the top of their game.

Gliding through the upper bracket without losing a series and only dropping two maps, nothing could come close hampering their performance.

Their epic win finally sees many misconceptions being put to bed. With popflash support, fantastic trade kills, and switch-ups during the mid-round, the ‘ZywOo carry’ is finally laid to rest. apEX stamped all over Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander calling the player’s bluff twice during the match.

In a turbulent year without a Major, Vitality continues to prove that consistency is key, with one more upcoming event before they’re able to truly basque in their glory.

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GODSENT leak their own CS:GO roster with TACO on job listing

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 14:56

by Connor Bennett

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Swedish esports organization GODSENT have confirmed their new Counter-Strike roster, featuring Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo – with a job listing for someone to edit their reveal video. 

Roster and player announcements have become big business in esports, especially at the highest level.  A lot of time and effort goes into getting everything right – sometimes even weeks before the actual announcements are made.

Organizations will, at times, drop hints about what moves they’re making, especially if an insider – or even a player – manages to accidentally reveal things ahead of time.

However, this time, it wasn’t an insider or new player who dropped the ball on an announcement, but rather the organization themselves.

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TACO had been rumored to be leading the new GODDSENT team.

The Swedish organization, which has typically had European Counter-Strike rosters, uploaded the files for their roster announcement to a job listing. They were asking for someone to edit the videos, removing the green screen behind their new players.

Front and center of the video is former SK Gaming and MiBR star TACO, who had been rumored to be leading the new GODSENT project. He’s flanked by former teammate João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, Bruno ‘latto’ Rebelatto, Eduardo ‘dumau’ Wolkmer, and Bruno ‘b4rtiN’ Câmara.

Twitter user NoOne_CSGO spotted the video totally revealing the whole roster on January 16, which went under the radar before RushBMedia’s Ryan Friend boosted it.

After the hilarious ‘leak’ made the rounds on Twitter, the listing was removed from the Upwork website, and the videos were taken down.

However, GODSENT and Taco decided to have a little fun with things. “FAKE NEWS,” they tweeted, while Taco claimed “it’s not me,” in the videos.

Before it was removed, the listing asked for the work to be completed by 6PM on Monday, January 18, pointing at an announcement coming soon.

Seeing as they’ve now taken it down, and quite a decent number of CS:GO fans have seen the videos, GODSENT might move that forward and announce their new line-up sooner.

It’s either a spectacular blunder that will be talked about while the lineup is together, or a superb piece of hype-building.