m0E Makes Surprise Bid to Play for Cloud9 at the FACEIT London Major, Promises to Donate All Earnings to Charity - Dexerto
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m0E Makes Surprise Bid to Play for Cloud9 at the FACEIT London Major, Promises to Donate All Earnings to Charity

Published: 16/Jul/2018 10:42 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:54

by Ross Deason

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Mohamad ‘m0E’ Assad has announced that he is “open to the idea” of playing for Cloud9 at the FACEIT London Major and donating all of the money he makes to charity.

Cloud9’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster is currently in a state of disarray after Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik decided to leave the team for a new opportunity with MiBR.

Tarik is now the second member of the ELEAGUE Boston Major winning team to have switched from Cloud9 to the Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo’s Brazilian team after Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip did the same in March.

With that said, the reigning Major Champions are in dire straights as they look towards defending their title at the FACEIT London Major in September with only three of their five players remaining.

Enter former professional player, and often controversial streaming personality, m0E. The 31 year old took to Twitter with a surprising announcement where he said he would consider playing for Cloud9 in London and would even donate “my cut of sticker money/prize” to a charity of the community’s choosing:

m0E’s career in CS:GO never lived up to what he achieved in Counter-Strike: Source but his popular, and often controversial, streaming content meant that he was never far from the public eye.

He played as a stand-in for Team Liquid in the past but hasn’t played at a professional level since 2016 when he was a part of a largely unsuccessful Echo Fox project.

At first glance, the idea of m0E standing in for Cloud9 seems about as far fetched as they come. However, the Major roster lock rules meaning that anybody that played in the earlier qualification stages is already barred from competing with another team, shortening the list of available players significantly.

Other potential stand-ins could include former Cloud9 stars like Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert and Sean ‘[email protected]’ Gares, or European imports like Jørgen ‘cromen’ Robertsen, who made a name for himself as a stand-in for FaZe Clan in recent months.

Esports

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

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FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

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The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.