Sources: ScreaM and Ex6TenZ CS:GO lineup in talks with TSM, considering smooya addition - Dexerto

Sources: ScreaM and Ex6TenZ CS:GO lineup in talks with TSM, considering smooya addition

Published: 11/Mar/2019 17:47 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 18:05

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


European Counter-Strike team Uruguay3 are in discussions with TeamSolo Mid about joining the organization, according to multiple sources.

The current lineup includes Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans, Kevin “HS” Tarn, and Hampus “hampus” Poser.

One source explained that Owen “smooya” Butterfield is a possible option to join this lineup as a result of William “draken” Sundin re-joining Ninjas in Pyjamas earlier today. It was reported by Dexerto last month that smooya had been discussing a potential future with TSM.

At this time, it is unclear how close the lineup and the organization are to any type of agreement. 

Smooya is the only player still under contract with an organization and will require a buyout to play under a different banner.

Smooya might have finally found a new home following weeks of speculation.

TSM has had two previous lineups in CS:GO, one Danish roster and one North American roster. 

The Danish roster would go on to join the Astralis organization that has now won three Valve sponsored Major tournaments. 

During their time with TSM, they won five premier tournaments against the best teams in the world at the time.

The North American roster found limited success and eventually moved on to the Misfits organization in early 2017.


BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch


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
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.

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.