MonteCristo and Semmler join new CSGO league after leaving OWL

Published: 23/Jan/2020 2:26 Updated: 23/Jan/2020 13:30

by Andrew Amos


Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles will be making his CS:GO casting debut at the new ‘B Site League’ this year while Auguste ‘Semmler’ Massonnat will also be returning to the game, after both casters departed the Overwatch League heading into 2020.

After speculation over where some of the Overwatch League’s greatest talent would end up following a mass exodus after the 2019 season, two of the biggest names in casting have announced their future plans.

Both MonteCristo and Semmler will be part of the talent line-up for the B Site League, a new league operated by FACEIT starting in March 2020.

Anders and Semmler casting CS:GOSemmler is returning to CS:GO after two years of casting the Overwatch League.

The tournament organizer announced the talent lineup for their upcoming league on Twitter on January 23, and it’s jam packed full of stars.

From James Bardolph and DDK to the return of Semmler, and Thorin as both an analyst and the league’s Creative Director, some of Counter-Strike’s most renowned names will be getting behind this endeavor.

It’ll be MonteCristo’s first rodeo in CS:GO, but he’s ready to go along for the ride. He’d previously stated was open to “exploring” casting the game, but “never had an opportunity to enter the scene.”

“Excited to be part of this project as both on-camera talent and assisting with creative direction and production,” he said.

Given a lack of creative direction was one of the major reasons he left the Overwatch League, the former League and Overwatch caster is looking forward to bringing one of his dream events to fans.

“The format has been designed by myself and Thorin with help from C9 Ken. It was inspired from the MSL in Starcraft with trash-talking and showmanship in mind.

“Also hope you CS:GO fans are ready for some OGN-style hype videos.”

Not much is known about the new league yet, with the team list not confirmed, although there have been reports that Cloud9, MIBR, Gen.G, Dignitas, and MAD Lions have signed on, with the league eventually aiming to house 12 teams. Sean Gares also mentioned that the league will feature “a full season of LAN play.”

The B Site League is one of the many next steps for the two former Overwatch League casters looking to find their feet after leaving Blizzard’s hallmark franchise.

MonteCristo partnered with Cloud9 to create new “competitive products” while focusing on doing esports “[his] way.” As for Semmler, the CS:GO veteran is getting back into the swing of things with appearances at the Blast Premier Series also planned.


How to complete CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 7 missions

Published: 13/Jan/2021 6:59

by Andrew Amos


A new week means new missions for CS:GO players in Operation Broken Fang. With 11 stars on offer, you best get cracking if you want to hit that Diamond coin.

The halfway point of Operation Broken Fang is almost upon us. The expansion was an early Christmas present for CS:GO players with a host of new content, most of which can be accessible through these missions.

These events are meant to give players a chance to test out new content, as well as play around a few modes they might not otherwise. Week 7 is definitely going to have some players excited ⁠— especially if you’re a fan of Nuke and running around with SMGs.

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Want that Diamond coin? Time to dust off the SMGs this week in CS:GO.

CS:GO Operation Broken Fang Week 7 missions

The seventh week of missions in Broken Fang revolve around those two things ⁠— the map Nuke, and SMGs. Three of the four missions can be completed on Nuke across Competitive, Guardian, and Deathmatch modes.

The other one, you’ll need to hop into Arms Race and dash around with SMGs once you work your way up to them to get kills. They’re pretty straight forward missions, and should only take you a couple of games in either mode to complete.

  • No Plan Survives First Contact: Win rounds in Competitive: Nuke
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • When In Doubt, Use More Bullets: Get 20 SMG kills in Guardian: Nuke. 2 stars.
  • Keep Your Friends Close…: Get SMG kills in Deathmatch: Defusal Group Delta
    • 20 kills: 1 star
    • 40 kills: 2 stars
    • 60 kills: 3 stars
  • ...And Your Enemies Closer: Get SMG kills in Arms Race.
    • 4 kills: 1 star
    • 8 kills: 2 stars
    • 12 kills: 3 stars

With 11 stars on total, you can get ever closer to that elusive Diamond coin. Better yet, you can cash them in for some in-game rewards like agent and weapon skins.

While there’s no timer on these missions, you’ll want to get them done before the weekly refresh on January 19. Given you can only earn 10 stars a week towards your Diamond coin, getting them done on time will make sure you can have that in your inventory by Week 10.