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StarLadder Berlin Minor Americas and Europe results – CS:GO teams who qualified for the Major

Published: 21/Jul/2019 18:30 Updated: 21/Jul/2019 23:51

by Alan Bernal

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An experimental collective of impressive European talent that make up CR4ZY’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team are the last in the StarLadder Berlin Americas/European Minors to directly book their spot at the upcoming Major.

CS:GO’s second Major tournament of the year is quickly approaching, and while the top dogs already have their tickets to Berlin in hand, others have to test their worth at the qualifiers for a chance to compete at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

While there are still teams in contention to make it to big stage, the production has wrapped on the four orgs that have secured their spot through the Minors.

Americas Minor winners

The Americas qualifiers unfolded – as many expected – with FURIA and NRG earning the right to move on to the New Challengers stage in the Berlin Major.

NRG have been playing like a well-oiled machine as they clean sweeped their entry to the Major, without dropping a single map.

The North American org were only severely challenged twice in the Americas Minor in their series against Sharks Esports, then again with eventual Major-contenders FURIA.

StarLadder TwitchThe Americas Minors stuck to the script as big favorites managed to make it to the Major.

Speaking of the breakout FURIA team, they were relegated to the Loser’s Bracket early by NRG, meeting up with the Sharks who they were able to convincingly get past.

The only thing standing in FURIA’s path to the Berlin Major were fellow Brazilian countrymen who formed INTZ eSports. It was here that FURIA were tested the most with the series going to the third map of Mirage.

Though FURIA were able to take down INTZ in a dominating 16-6 effort to book their spot at the Major.

StarLadder TwitchThe Europe Minors were always going to be filled with disappointment as four Major-caliber teams fought for only two spots, and one of those tickets eventually went to a CR4ZY underdog.

European Minor winners

The road to the Major in the European Minors was filled with stunned disappointment from teams who had expected to make it through. Even though there were only two spots to claim, four teams in Fnatic, North, BIG and mousesports each had tremendous expectations to move on to the big tournament.

While the path was as clean cut, Group A runner-ups mousesports were on a victory march as soon as they entered the Minor playoffs.

Their series with Fnatic started out competitive, but mousesports stepped on the gas and finished the legendary Swedish team 2-0.

StarLadder TwitchThe Europe Minors for the Major were filled with incredible performances and big surprises.

The Winner’s Final featured two heavyweight teams who everyone saw as shoo-ins to go to the Major in mouse and North, but the series only had one team show up as North seemed out of sorts after their Semifinal win against CR4ZY.

Mousesports beat North 2-0 to secure their spot in the Major, while North now faced a rematch of their previous series against CR4ZY.

While North won the first skirmish 2-0, it seems like the momentum dramatically flipped as CR4ZY were on a warpath since dropping down to the Loser’s Bracket.

StarLadder TwitchThe StarLadder Minors were taken by storm by CR4ZY.

The overwhelming offensive creativity and unpredictability from CR4ZY proved too much for North to handle in the rematch, quickly dropping the series in a similar 2-0 fashion.

The way the StarLadder tournament is set up, INTZ eSports and North both still have a chance to qualify for the Major when in the 3rd Place Play-ins start up July 29 after the CIS and Asia Minors conclude.

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Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin

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Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

GeT_RiGhT interview

GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

f0rest and GeT_RiGhT hugging
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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

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GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

GeT_RiGhT CSGO
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What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.


Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!