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The 5 Youngest CSGO Major Winners in History

Published: 1/May/2020 11:37 Updated: 8/May/2020 10:35

by Shane King

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Majors are the most sought after prizes in esports and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is no exception. So, we are going to run through the youngest players to ever scoop one on the big stage.

CS:GO has one of the longest-standing competitive scenes and since the introduction of the Major Championships back in 2013, more than 50 players have had the pleasure of claiming the illustrious prize.

The average pro player age might be 23-years-old these days, although some have won the big one while being much younger than that.

Topping the list is Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, who you might have guessed already, as the Dane went down in history as the youngest ever player to pick up a grand prize as part of the Astralis team who won ELEAGUE Atlanta in 2017.  He was just 18 years and 277 days old, and it was certainly a moment he, and his fans, will never forget.

Also making our list is one the most well-known faces in Counter-Strike, Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip. The Team Liquid star won possibly the biggest honor of all time as Cloud9 saw off FaZe Clan in overtime to win the Boston ELEAGUE title in 2018.

At the age of 21, he sent the home crowd into raptures after popping off to help seal victory on that famous night, one of the event’s most memorable moments.

Other big names that feature on the list include Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist, Paweł byali’ Bieliński, and Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell – With flusha and JW picking up the honor in the first Major, Dreamhack Winter 2013.

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BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch

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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.

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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.

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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.