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Pro player roasts ENCE after only dying once against them

Published: 13/Sep/2019 20:06 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:41

by Scott Robertson

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After a startling upset over top five team ENCE to kick off BLAST Pro Series Moscow, forZe player Bogdan ‘xsepower’ Chernikov made a crack at the Finnish team’s expense following his near-perfect game.

This is not the start to the new era that ENCE wanted. In their first map with Mikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi instead of Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen, the all-Finnish squad faced off against ForZe, who qualified for BLAST Moscow after getting to skip the play-in match against AVANGAR after Team Vitality with withdrew from the event.

In an unexpected twist, ForZe not only beat ENCE on Inferno, but thrashed them 16-4. ENCE didn’t pick up a single CT round in the second half, and none of their players cracked 10 kills across 20 rounds.

StarLadderForZe after a win in the Challengers stage in Berlin

One of ForZe’s players, xsepower, also did not crack 10 kills, but amazingly only died once during the entire map. Noted CS:GO twitter user DonHaci posted the scoreboard online, and xsepower replied with a reasonable explanation for his eight kill/one death scoreline.

It’s quite embarrassing to lose a map so badly, but it’s more embarassing to lose a map that badly while one of your opponents contributes the bare minimum. But the good news for xsepower is that his teammate’s contributed far beyond the bare minimum. All of the ForZe players had at least twice as many kills as deaths, with Almaz ‘almazer’ Assadulin leading the way with a 26-11 scoreline.

Unfortunately xsepower was one death away from the undying game, which isn’t as rare an accomplishment as you might think. Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow went 26-0 against Spanish team Anima in the first year of his five year tenure with HellRaisers. 

Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg went 16-0 against PangaFett a month prior, during the golden age of Ninjas in Pyjamas in 2014. NiP also won that map on Train 16-0.

ForZe was nearly in the New Legends stage of the StarLadder Berlin major after two victories over Grayhound and FURIA, but were unable to overcome G2 Esports or DreamEaters to advance to the next stage. 

They are not scared of superior competition however, with a victories over ENCE and AVANGAR, who were each grand finalists in the last two majors.

ForZe’s IGL Andrey ‘Jerry’ Assadulin admitted he was surprised by ENCE’s “direct” style of calling plays.

For ENCE, it’s been a no good, very bad start to the BLAST Moscow event, and their era with suNny, as they tied their second map of the day against Na’Vi as well.

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Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos

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The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
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Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.