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OpTic Gaming’s CS:GO team announces plans for future following Immortals buyout

Published: 24/Jun/2019 22:27 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 23:26

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad are looking for a new name to play under as the effects of the Greenwall’s buyout is starting to take shape around the esports landscape.

The aftermath of OpTic Gaming’s parent company Infinite Esports and Entertainment buyout by the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) has left the CS:GO troop with a grim outlook since the new ownership took hold of the legendary name.

In their press release on June 12, IGC were transparent in letting the community know that the Greenwall’s current CS:GO team would eventually be divested since they own and will invest in major Brazilian contenders MiBR.

DreamhackThe OpTic CS:GO team has had their share of success and would be a strong unit for an org.

In a June 24 tweet, OpTic’s CS:GO head coach Casper ‘ruggah’ Due sent out a beacon for anyone who can help now that the top-20 team is looking for a new banner to wave.

“Due to our situation in OpTic Gaming, the CS:GO team is searching for a new home,” ruggah said. “Any interested parties can contact me and I will facilitate communication with the administration. If you have any questions please reach out and I’ll do my best to answer.”

The news comes as a bitter reminder for many fans of the wheels moving behind the scenes as the 18th ranked team in the world are facing a strange circumstance that will have to be sorted soon.

In a follow-up tweet ruggah explained that he and his team will represent OpTic a few more times in upcoming tournaments, and offered a bit more intrigue for any potential buyers: “On a side note, we still hold a spot in ECS and ESL Pro League, and confirmed our participation at DreamHack Masters Malmö by winning DH Open Summer.”

Who can pick up OpTic’s CS:GO squad?

Ruggah’s message is one that will surely attract the eyes of many top esports teams that currently don’t have a CS:GO squad like 100 Thieves, Team SoloMid and more.

Even Dignitas would be a great suitor seeing as the longtime esports brand is starting to make plays in the space once again with their reentry in the League of Legends Championship Series.

OpTic’s CS:GO squad has a great mix of veterans and emerging talent which will hopefully go noticed by a suitable org in the near future.

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Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo

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The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.