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ScreaM reveals transition back to “one tap” hair for fresh start in 2020

Published: 15/Jan/2020 18:27

by Kamil Malinowski

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Counter-Strike veteran Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom unveiled a return to old ways with a trip to the barbers for the ‘one tap’ haircut. 

ScreaM is one of the most popular CS players in the world, largely due to his unique play-style focusing on accuracy. 

The Belgian earned the nickname ‘headshot machine’ thanks to his impeccable aim in Counter-Strike, where nearly every kill was a headshot. Fans quickly grew to love the flashy playstyle and he has been incredibly popular ever since.

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CSGO pro ScreaM has returned to his ‘one tap’ hairstyle.

After a slow 2019 where Adil failed to return to highest levels and was removed from the GamerLegion line up, he has reinvigorated himself, once again donning the same hairstyle as he did in his peak. The player played with some of the best in the world during most of his career and it seems he’s keen to return there. 

ScreaM showed this off in a YouTube video on January 15, where he got a dramatic haircut after two years of growing his hair. After a short trip to the barbers, emotional music began to play as the haircut kicked off.

The barber picked up the Belgians hair, getting ready to cut. However, ScreaM and his friend hilariously interrupt, shouting “wait, wait, wait… I’m not ready, I’m not ready.” Clearly needing some time to say goodbye to his luscious locks. 

Although, in the end, they finally let it begin, and a massive clump of hair fall to the floor. This is followed by more and more hair until it is complete and Adil has returned to his iconic ‘headshot machine’ hairstyle.

Many fans will be hoping that with his hairstyle returning, so will his legendary skills. However, as ScreaM is currently without a team it may be a while until he will be back on the international stage.

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How to watch IEM Global Challenge 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 3/Dec/2020 1:52

by Andrew Amos

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CS:GO is back on LAN, baby. The IEM Global Challenge 2020 marks the long-awaited return to offline events, and we’ve got all you need to know about the huge eight-team tournament right here.

CS:GO hasn’t had a big LAN since the IEM Katowice Major back in February 2020. The Rio Major was postponed again and again, before inevitably being cancelled due to the current global situation.

However, after months of waiting, a safe LAN is now on the menu, and it feels like Counter-Strike is back. The IEM Global Challenge features eight of the best teams from NA and Europe, duking it out over a huge $500,000 prize pool.

If you were doubting the results of the online era, and want to define a true champion of CS:GO in 2020 on LAN, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

IEM Global Challenge 2020 stream

The IEM Global Challenge 2020 will be streamed live on the ESL CS:GO Twitch channel. We’ve embedded the stream below for your convenience.

IEM Global Challenge 2020 teams

Eight teams from across the globe have descended on Europe for the IEM Global Challenge 2020. While there won’t be any crowds, the promise of LAN action is tantalizing enough for most fans watching along at home.

The usual suspects have climbed their way to the top, including world number one Vitality, 2020 breakout stars Heroic, and four-time Major winners Astralis.

That doesn’t mean there’s not new talent to keep your eyes out for. FURIA has had a stellar 2020 over in North America, and will be looking to prove that Brazilians have a team to rally behind come 2021. Chaos will also be looking to go out with a bang, after the organization announced they will be pulling out of CS:GO after the event.

Group A Group B
Team Vitality Heroic
Complexity FURIA
Astralis Natus Vincere
Chaos Team Liquid

IEM Global Challenge 2020 schedule & results

Tuesday, December 15

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Match Chaos vs Vitality 3am 6am 11am
Group A Opening Match Astralis vs Complexity 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Group B Opening Match Na’Vi vs FURIA 10am 1pm 6pm

Wednesday, December 16

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Match Liquid vs Heroic 3am 6am 11am
Group A Elimination Match TBD vs TBD 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Group A Winners’ Match TBD vs TBD 10am 1pm 6pm

Thursday, December 17

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group B Elimination Match TBD vs TBD 7am 10am 3pm
Group B Winners’ Match TBD vs TBD 10:30am 1:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, December 18

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group A Decider Match TBD vs TBD 7am 10am 3pm
Group B Decider Match TBD vs TBD 10:30am 1:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, December 19

Match Game PT ET GMT
Semifinal 1 TBD vs TBD 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Semifinal 2 TBD vs TBD 10am 1pm 6pm

Sunday, December 20

Match Game PT ET GMT
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 8am 11am 4pm

IEM Global Challenge 2020 final placements

Placement Team Prize Money (USD) BLAST Points
1 TBD $200,000 3000
2 TBD $100,000 1500
3-4 TBD $50,000 938
3-4 TBD $50,000 938
5-6 TBD $30,000 375
5-6 TBD $30,000 375
7-8 TBD $20,000 188
7-8 TBD $20,000 188