NRG Esports and OpTic Gaming clashed in the cs_summit 3 Grand Final - Results and placements - Dexerto
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NRG Esports and OpTic Gaming clashed in the cs_summit 3 Grand Final – Results and placements

Published: 5/Nov/2018 13:47 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 13:49

by Ross Deason

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The third installment of the popular cs_summit tournament in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is in the books following an interesting Grand Final match between NRG Esports and OpTic Gaming.

The more laid-back presentation and casting of cs_summit makes it a hit with fans, but that doesn’t mean that the matches are any less serious to the teams competing in them.

The Grand Final of cs_summit 3, which took place on November 4, saw OpTic and NRG attempting to follow in the footsteps of SK Gaming and Team Liquid to become the third winners of the $150,000 tournament, and it was NRG that eventually prevailed.

NRG Esports had a one map advantage in the best-of-five match due to coming their upper bracket run, but OpTic Gaming came out swinging after defeating Ghost Gaming, compLexity and BIG in 2-0 fashion during their lower bracket run.

The Danes of OpTic drew first blood with a nail-biting 16-14 win on their map pick, Nuke, despite a spirited display from Ethan ‘nahtE’ Arnold and Tsvetelin ‘CeRq’ Dimitrov, but NRG quickly responded with a 16-8 win on Overpass.

OpTic’s star players struggled to show up on Overpass and this trend continued on Mirage as NRG’s Vincent ‘Brehze’ Cayonte steamrolled them with a score of 30-12 and over 143 ADR (average damage per round) on route to a comfortable 16-6 victory.

The win on Mirage secured NRG their first LAN title since IEM Shanghai, and arguably their most impressive one so far given the caliber of the opponents that they faced throughout.

The final placements for cs_summit 3 are as follows:

Position Team Prize Money
1st NRG Esports $63,750
2nd OpTic Gaming $33,750
3rd BIG $19,500
4th compLexity Gaming $15,000
5th-6th Ghost Gaming $5,250
5th-6th Heroic $5,250
7th-8th G2 Esports $3,750
7th-8th Kinguin $3,750
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Gen.G to reward CSGO fans in new crypto partnership

Published: 22/Oct/2020 10:29 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 10:43

by Adam Fitch

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Multinational organization Gen.G Esports are set to reward their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans through a partnership with crypto startup Rally.

Having recently launched a cryptocurrency named Creator Coin, Rally will enable Gen.G Esports to launch their own coin for avid fans.

Named GG Strike Coin, the org will issue their own cryptocurrency that will be used to identify and then reward supporters of their CS:GO roster.

Earlier on October 22, it was reported that former 100 Thieves player Liazz was set to sign for the team after the org announced their exit from Counter-Strike.

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GG Strike Coin is Gen.G’s new cryptocurrency.

Gen.G will give fans access to private chats with coaches, players, and staff on Discord, and allow them to vote on key team decisions like jersey designs, team cheers, and emotes. Coin holders will also be able to buy exclusive merchandise through the system.

Gen.G isn’t the first esports team to launch a reward system based on cryptocurrencies, however. Spanish organization Team Heretics launched their own in August, following two-time TI victors OG, who did the same in March.

It’s a strange time for Gen.G in CS:GO as they only have three players officially signed following the departure of daps on September 17 and s0m on October 7 — they both now play for NRG, but in Riot Games’ Valorant.

“This means the fans are a part of it,” said Rally CEO’s Kevin Chou. “They own part of the brand. That’s a really important concept. I can pay to get merchandise. But I want to feel like I am a loyal fan and I get to participate in decisions.”

With this partnership, Gen.G will be hoping to increase their fan engagement by making them feel closer to the brand by aiding in the choices they make.