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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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How arT’s aggression is leading FURIA’s CSGO charge

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:01 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 13:43

by Marco Rizzo

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Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has led FURIA to the top of NA Counter-Strike thanks not only to his calling but also his ultra-aggressive playstyle. 

Dexerto explores the Brazilian’s signature aggression and how it has defined him as the most offensive player in CSGO history. 

His playstyle slowly leaked into his strategies, making FURIA one of the most aggressive teams in the world: allowing them to become the most successful T-side team over the last few months. 

This was clear during ESL Pro League 11 NA, where arT’s aggressive pushes and misdirection on Inferno led the team to a dominant win against the best NA had to offer. All this while delivering some of the most entertaining CS ever. 

The importance of his dual-role as a IGL and Entry-Fragger is not lost, allowing him to quickly adapt his calling after going first into bombsites. 

ArT has led FURIA to become true contenders on the world stage but now the difficult part begins: keeping ahead of the curve and keep the elements of surprise on his side.