StarLadder EU Minor CS:GO groups, schedule revealed: Mousesports, North, Fnatic, more - Dexerto

StarLadder EU Minor CS:GO groups, schedule revealed: Mousesports, North, Fnatic, more

Published: 10/Jul/2019 14:52 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 15:10

by Kamil Malinowski


StarLadder have announced the groups for the CS:GO EU Minor and things are looking tough for favorites Mousesports and North.

The EU Minor is set to kick off on July 17, with eight teams battling for just two Major spots and one spot in the last chance Play-In qualifier. Normally, the favorites would expect to face weak opposition but this time things won’t be so simple.

In Group A, favorites Mousesports face Cr4zy, Sprout, and NoChance. A few weeks ago Mousesports may have found this group relatively easy, but the recent form of Cr4zy and NoChance means that it will be a tough test.

StarLadderNorth and Mousesports will be the favorites in their groups but not by a large margin.

Cr4zy will be Mousesesports’ toughest opponents. The Serbians have had impressive results lately, beating Mouse in the ESL One New York qualifier on July 9, as well as taking down Vitality and Heroic in June. All it will take is one slip up from Mousesports and Cr4zy will be able to fully capitalize on it to take the group.

Meanwhile, NoChance are a wildcard that could cause some trouble. This squad is fairly underrated, but they bring a ton of experience and high-level skill through two veterans, Mikail ‘Maikelele’ Bill and Martin ‘Styko’ Styk. If they are given a chance to really get their engines going then they have a very good shot of not only stunning the group but also taking a Major spot.

Mousesports will need to be extremely careful around these two teams if they want to advance in the tournament. Even the underwhelming Sprout squad could pull out something special for this event and are not to be overlooked.

In group B, North’s opponents don’t look as formidable as the team’s Mouseports will be facing, but they could still ask serious questions of the Danes. They will be going up against German team BIG and fellow Norfic outfit Ancient, but it is Fnatic who will provide the toughest challenge.

StarLadderStarLadder Berlin will be Germany’s first CS:GO Major since ESL One Cologne 2016.

The main challenge for The Danish favorites will be Fnatic. The Swedes are no strangers to premier events and will be giving it their all to attend another Major. They have also been very active recently, and while their results haven’t been the greatest, they have been consistently battling it out with the best.

Fnatic have a great legacy and North will need to be wary of veterans Freddy ‘Krimz’ Johansson and Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell, two legends of the game who are always able to bring game-changing performances, especially when the stakes are so high.

The remaining teams, Ancient and BIG, don’t pose too much of a threat. Both of these teams have been in poor form and have not had any notable results since they qualified for the Minor. They may be able to bring something special for this event, but North’s real threat will come from Fnatic and the teams advancing out of group A. 

StarLadder Berlin EU Minor Groups

Group A Group B
Mousesports North
CR4ZY Fnatic
Sprout Ancient
NoChance BIG

The full Schedule (in CEST) for the StarLadder Major Berlin 2019: Europe Minor is as follows:

July 17:

  • • 16:00 Mousesports vs NoChance | Group A | BO1
  • • 16:00 North vs BIG | Group B | BO1
  • • 17:15 CR4ZY vs Sprout | Group A | BO1
  • • 17:15 Fnatic vs Team Ancient | Group B | BO1
  • • 18:30 Winners’ match | Group A | BO3
  • • 18:30 Winners’ match | Group B | BO3

July 18:

  • • 16:00 Elimination Match | Group A | BO3
  • • 16:00 Elimination Match | Group B | BO3
  • • 19:00 Decider Match | Group A | BO3
  • • 19:00 Decider Match | Group B | BO3

July 19:

  • • 16:00 Semifinal #1 | Playoffs | Upper Bracket | BO3
  • • 19:00 Semifinal #2 | Playoffs | Upper Bracket | BO3

July 20:

  • • 16:00 Semifinal | Playoffs | Lower Bracket | BO3
  • • 19:00 Final | Playoffs | Upper Bracket | BO3

July 21:

  • • 18:00 Final | Playoffs | Lower Bracket | BO3

Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

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

by Lauren Bergin


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
Twitter: Betwayesports
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

Adela Sznajder for ESL
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

YouTube: GeT_RiGhT
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!