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Return Of The King: How kennyS Rediscovered his CSGO Mojo

Published: 21/Apr/2020 13:24 Updated: 1/May/2020 12:51

by Andy Williams

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Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub is arguably Counter-Strike’s greatest AWPer of all-time, but appeared to lose his mojo in recent years. Playing under the G2 Esports banner has flipped that on its head, and here’s how.

Considered one of CS:GO’s most mechanically gifted players in history, kennyS was once considered the most lethal marksman in the server during his time with Titan Esports.

After Titan disbanded, Kenny took his talents over to Team Envy, where the French king seemingly lost his way. After an 18-month stint, Schrub upped sticks and moved to G2 Esports — and this is where everything began to fall back into place.

KennyS celebrating for G2 Esports.
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Kenny has revitalized his career under G2.

After a couple of years of restructuring, kennyS now finds himself among a roster of players willing to support his unorthodox style of play.

G2’s in-game leader, Nemanja ‘nexa’ Isaković, is largely accountable for the team’s selfless work which allows the AWP star to thrive.

And with a string of good results under his belt, the 24-year-old’s form is heading back to the kennyS of old. Has Kenny reached his final form? Or is there more to come from the French maestro?

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BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch

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Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

BLAST Premier Fall Series with S1mple
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The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

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The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.