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Sources: lmbt in discussions to re-join HellRaisers CS:GO as CEO departs

Published: 7/Mar/2019 17:19 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 17:34

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Ukranian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coach Sergey ‘lmbt’ Bezhanov is in discussions to re-join the HellRaisers organization as head coach, according to multiple sources. Dexerto has been informed that the organization has also recently parted ways CEO Alexey ‘xaoc’ Kucherov.

Lmbt was a manager for Hellraisers from 2014-2015 before moving to head coach until mid-2016. Later on in 2016, he joined Mousesports as coach before being removed from his duties in early February. 

During his time with Mousesports, the team won ESG Tour Mykonos 2017, StarSeries Season 4, and ESL One: New York 2018. Long time players Chris ‘chrisJ’ de Jong and Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk were benched along with lmbt less than a month after the roster failed to qualify for the IEM Katowice Major following their surprise 5th – 6th place finish at the Europe Minor.

StarLadderlmbt coached Mousesports from 2016 until February of 2019.

HellRaisers had a mixture of results during 2018, including a quarter-final appearance at the FACEIT Major: London and a finals appearance at DreamHack Open Tours 2018. 

Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker is reportedly expected to join the Mousesports organization, while Bence ‘DeadFox’ Böröcz has reportedly been benched. Should both of these moves come to fruition, it would leave the team with two empty roster slots to fill.

StarLadderANGE1 is the only remaining member of the original HellRaisers roster that lmbt worked with.

If the move is confirmed, lmbt will be linking up once more with Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow. The two were founding members of the HellRaisers CS:GO team after the Astana Dragons project came to an end in 2014 and ANGE1 has been with the organization ever since.

The circumstances surrounding the departure of xaoc are currently uncertain, but is believed that he chose to step down. The Ukrainian is a former Counter-Strike 1.6 pro and a regular member of StaLadder’s analyst desks. He has been the CEO of HellRaisers since the summer of 2017.

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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.