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Sources: Cloud9 CS:GO expected to part ways with kioShiMa

Published: 17/Mar/2019 6:18 Updated: 18/Mar/2019 16:15

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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North American Counter-Strike team Cloud9 is not expected to retain French rifler Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey, according to multiple sources.

After a disappointing end to the IEM Katowice Major, Cloud9 is undergoing a major roster overhaul and kioShiMa likely won’t be a part of the revamped roster. 

It is expected that the team will add two new players prior to the March 22 ESL Pro League roster lock.

ESLkioSHiMa joined Cloud9 in November 2018.

kioShiMa has been a member of Cloud9 since November of 2018 when he replaced Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham on the active roster. 

During his time with the team, Cloud9 only played with their official roster on one occasion at BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2018.

While in-game leader Maikil “Golden” Selim had to go inactive following the event due to an undisclosed health condition, he returned to the lineup in the days proceeding their exit from the Katowice Major.

RUSH is one of the lone remaining members of Cloud9’s CS:GO roster.

Directly following the IEM Katowice 2019 Major, Cloud9 also parted ways with Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro and Robin “flusha” Rönnquist. Zellsis was on trial due to Golden’s inactivity and flusha decided to take a leave of absence from professional play. 

The active lineup now only includes Golden, Will “RUSH” Wierzba, and Timothy “autimatic” Ta.

While it has also been rumored that Cloud9 was in pursuit of Mousesports star ‘suNny’, those talks have since broken down

Cloud9 holds a slot in Season 9 of ESL Pro League North America, which begins in mid-April.

They retained their league slot after an eighth-place finish in Season 8 but did not qualify for the LAN Finals. The next confirmed LAN tournament for the team is BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019 on April 12th – 13th.

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BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Final schedule

Published: 3/Dec/2020 13:28

by Jacob Hale

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The BLAST Premier Fall Final is right around the corner, bringing some of the best CS:GO teams in the world together to compete for the huge $425,000 prize pool.

Throughout the season, some of CS’ top teams have been competing to earn points for seeding at the Fall Finals, and the event is finally arriving, with eight teams set to lock heads in December, looking to round out the year with a huge win.

In case you missed it, the eight teams that qualified through the Regular Season and Showdown event are as follows:

  • Vitality
  • Mousesports
  • Natus Vincere
  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • Furia
  • OG Esports
  • BIG
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The BLAST Premier Showdown was each team’s last chance to secure their spot at the Fall Finals.

Blast Premier Global Fall Finals schedule

The BLAST Premier Fall Finals will last from December 8-13, and we now know how the bracket and schedule will look ahead of time.

So far, we only have the fixtures for Round 1, but we know the times for every matchup slated to take place. Here’s when you’ll need to tune in (all times CET):

Tuesday, December 8

  • 4.30pm: Vitality vs Mousesports
  • 7.30pm: Astralis vs Natus Vincere

Wednesday, December 9

  • 1.30pm: G2 Esports vs Furia
  • 4.30pm: OG Esports vs BIG
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 1

Thursday, December 10

  • 1.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 2
  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 1
  • 7.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 2

Friday, December 11

  • 4.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 3
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 4

Saturday, December 12

  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Final
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Final

Sunday, December 13

  • 4.30pm: Consolidation Final
  • 8.30pm: Grand Final
BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule
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BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule.

So, that’s the full schedule for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, with some exciting matchups to boot — including a big Day 1 face-off between Astralis and Na’Vi, with Astralis seeking revenge from their quarterfinal loss at IEM Beijing.

Be sure to keep checking back as we provide coverage for all of the results and happenings at the event, which is sure to prove just as exciting as it looks.