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Mixwell seemingly confirms Cloud9’s new CSGO lineup

Published: 31/Dec/2019 16:37

by Kamil Malinowski

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Ex-Cloud9 CSGO star Oscar ‘mixwell‘ Cañellas may have accidentally confirmed the North American team’s new Counter-Strike squad. 

Cloud9’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster has seen a lot of turbulence since their Major win in 2018 as the team failed to do much of anything in 2019.

The core of their most recent roster transferred to Gen.G at the start of December, leaving mixwell without a team. Many rumors have been flying around regarding the future of the organization in CSGO, however, the Spaniard may have unintentionally confirmed one of them.

ELEAGUECloud9 haven’t had much success in CSGO following their Boston Major win in 2018.

The ex-C9 star spoke about his year in a long Twitter post on December 31, where he went into detail about his time with Cloud9. Most notably, he spoke about his potential future with the team saying that he was offered to build a team from scratch.

“I got the news of Cloud9 selling the trio to Gen.G. They wanted me to stay and build something from scratch, but nowadays it is hard to form a team in North America with good players,” said mixwell, before adding an interesting note about the future of the team.

“The ATK team was a good option for them, so I ended up with no team in the end,” he wrote, revealing the likely future of Cloud9 – acquisition of the ATK roster.

TwitterMixwell may have leaked the next Cloud 9 squad.

ATK are a fairly new up-and-coming team that have impressed lately, taking a map off of Team Liquid at ECS Season 8 and defeating both North and G2 at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals.

Many fans believe them to be the perfect signing for Cloud9 as they are a complete roster and shown that they can compete with the best. If they receive the backing of one of the biggest North American organizations, then they could prove to be a real force in CSGO.

Cloud9 have yet to comment on this, however, with the newest competitive season of Counter-Strike approaching, they will do doubt unveil something soon.

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BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch

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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.

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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.

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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.