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Chaos EC confirm CSGO exit after IEM Global Challenge

Published: 3/Dec/2020 0:20 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 0:24

by Marco Rizzo

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December 2 update: Chaos Esports Club has officially announced their departure from both CS:GO and Rainbow Six: Siege, effective immediately.

Chaos’ CS:GO squad will continue playing under their banner until after the IEM Global Challenge, set for later this month. Their European Rainbow Six team is already looking for a new organization.

The team claimed the current global situation was the ultimate reason behind dropping the two squads.

“Sadly, despite a great deal of effort, the impacts of this have now hit home with us and put pressure on our organization’s ability to support our rosters and the incredible players behind them.”

Earlier: Chaos Esports Club, the NA-based team owned by The GG Group, which includes Logic and Pusha T, is reportedly looking to depart from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene.

North American Counter-Strike could suffers another blow as the Chaos Esports Club is rumored to be preparing an exit from CS:GO.

According to DBLTAP, the organization is looking pull out from the competitive scene centered around Valve’s famous FPS as investors are looking at a change in direction.

“Chaos Esports Club are exploring potential transfers for all of their professional CS:GO players in an effort to exit the game,” DBLTAP’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis said.

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While Chaos are a team with hopeful prospects, there is now talks of the org leaving CS:GO entirely.

Chaos is just one of a few NA organizations that have recently decided to abandon CS:GO, with most switching to focus on Valorant or Call of Duty.

NA orgs, among others, have been vocal about the unsustainability of the CS:GO open circuit in the online era. More teams are investing in other titles, while slowly distancing themselves from the Valve-developed shooter.

Chaos EC was founded in 2015 and was formerly known as Digital Chaos. They entered the CS:GO scene in late-2018 with a Swedish lineup which included veteran stars like Markus ‘pronax’ Wallsten, Mikail ‘Maikelele’ Bill, and coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg.

After acquiring a North American lineup in September 2019, the team led by Josh ‘steel’ Nissan found some modest success and even managed to briefly break into the top 20 of the HLTV rankings.

None of the players from 2019 remain in the lineup, with the team failing to replicate the height reached during steel’s captaincy.

It is not clear whether the players will remain together and be collectively released from the organization, or individually transferred to other teams.

CS:GO

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.