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Shroud Instantly Regrets Making $1000 bet Against Former Cloud9 Teammate n0thing

Published: 27/Jun/2018 18:54 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson


Two former professional CS:GO players and Cloud9 teammates Michael “shroud” Grzesiek and Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert were playing in their ESEA Open division match when shroud made a wager he instantly regretted.

The pair have been teaming up with other former players including Sean “[email protected]” Gares, Tomi “Lurppis” Kovanen and Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson in a throwback roster to compete in the ESEA Open Division, purely for entertainment purposes.

Shroud has grown his stream following considerably since his retirement from full-time professional competition and is perhaps best known now as primarily a PUBG player.

But he still has his touch for CS:GO and has shown that on a number of occasions while playing with the “Old Man Club” squad, such as this insane reaction time kill.

When playing on June 26th, shroud foolishly doubted his teammate n0thing’s ability to clutch a round using only his Glock pistol.

n0thing himself may have retired from professional competition formally, but has been playing at the top level recently, filling in for mousesports recently at ESL One Belo Horizonte, helping guide the team to a grand final.

So, when shroud put the challenge to him, saying “I’ll give you a thousand dollars if you win with your Glock”, n0thing nonchalantly accepted.

Although n0thing didn’t manage to take out the last two enemies, he wasted enough time to prevent the defuse and winning the round, much to shroud’s disappointment.

There’s no telling if n0thing will actually demand the $1000, but we’re sure shroud can manage to afford it thanks to his impressive estimated streaming income.

The team continues to perform well in the ESEA Open Division too, currently sitting with a 10-1 record in 6th place overall.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.