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Tarik in disbelief after random teammate fails and “throws” CSGO match

Published: 5/Jan/2020 16:40

by Andy Williams

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After giving crystal clear instructions during a CS:GO match, Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik couldn’t believe his eyes when his teammate threw a seemingly easy round win.

Tarik is one of North America’s finest CS:GO professionals; after claiming his first major with Cloud9 at the beginning of 2018, he went on to represent MiBR before finding his home with his current roster. 

Now playing under the Evil Geniuses’ banner, Celik’s entry fragging abilities have led his squad to become one of the best in the world. After a convincing ESL One New York win, tarik and co. had a brief spell as number one team in the world.

ESLEvil Geniuses and Team Liquid have paved the way for North American Counter-Strike to flourish.

Yet, despite tarik’s long list of accolades and recent run of good form, even he couldn’t help his teammate win a one-versus-one during FACEIT match against Team Liquid pro, Jonathon ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski

With the game poised at 12 rounds apiece, team_TaRiK found themselves in a do-or-die situation. Since the 23-year-old ‘Content King’ wasn’t at the helm, he could only guide his teammate. 

Given Celik’s advanced in-game IQ, he quickly realized that the opposing player usually defended the B-bombsite. Based on this, he advised his teammate to plant the bomb on A-site in an open spot and head up the ladder towards Palace.

The EG Rfiler then advised his ally to slow-peek after hearing the defusing chime. Up until this point, tarik’s teammate listened (and executed) every instruction given. 

As predicted by Celik, their foe tapped the bomb to bait a peek. As per the instruction, the T-sided player slow-peeked out of Palace, lined-up his crosshairs with the enemy, but then inexplicably failed to shoot. 

Unfortunatley, tarik didn’t think to tell them to shoot. “No way, bro!” he yelled. “Dude, report this kid for throwing… This kid’s such a nerd, he’s throwing on purpose, dude — are you kidding me? No f**king way, bro.”

While Tarik’s coaching did not pay off, his team was still in a position to full-buy thanks to a three-round winning spree beforehand. 

Of course, the EG player’s comments were likely made in jest as he did not continue to report his teammate, despite losing the match 13-16.

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Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson

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CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

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The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.