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The FACEIT Major is using a very interesting method to predict match results

Published: 20/Sep/2018 16:28

by Matt Porter

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The FACEIT CSGO London Major is using a very interesting method to predict the results of matches in the Champions Stage of the tournament.

While some broadcasts depend on the talent and knowledge of their casters and analysts, FACEIT have decided to add an extra helper to the predictions portion of their broadcast.

The helper, however, doesn’t come in the form of a former professional player or a well known and experienced analyst. Instead, FACEIT are using a live chicken to predict matches at the London Major.

The poultry prediction maker was revealed before the opening match of the Champions Stage, and tasked to predict the winner of BIG Clan versus Natus Vincere.

The chicken was presented with two bags of seeds, one with the BIG logo on it, while the other featured the Na’Vi crest. The chicken then stepped out of it’s roost, and after taking some time to consider it’s options, decided to eat the seeds from the BIG Clan branded bag.

The FACEIT chicken isn’t the first team we’ve seen animals used to predict events. While it’s relatively new to esports, Paul the Octopus rose to fame back in 2014 when he successfully predicted 12 out of 14 FIFA World Cup games he was tasked to call.

Unfortunately, the FACEIT chicken’s prediction career has gotten off to a ‘fowl’ start, as Natus Vincere took out BIG Clan 2-0 in their quarter final matchup.

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Team Liquid right to ditch Twistzz | Richard Lewis reacts at BLAST Global Finals

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:54

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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2021 is showcasing incredible skill and talent within the Counter-Strike community for the BLAST Global Finals, and one team is swooping in with incredible moxie.

Richard Lewis​ reacts to Team Liquid’s crushing of NAVI on day 2 of BLAST Premier Global Finals, and says it’s all down to one man – Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo. The Brazilian sensation starred for Liquid as they knocked s1mple and co. down into the Lower Bracket.

Richard doubles down on his call to cut Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken from the starting lineup, and makes an early prediction for the team after they’ve found a new lease of life.

Coming right off of the bat with a 2-0 victory, Team Liquid is continuing to prove they’ve got much more to show than what we saw with their performance in 2020. Previously losing to NAVI at the Intel Extreme Masters Final, beating top-tier opposition was something that they struggled to grasp. Sinking low into the world rankings, getting deep runs was nigh on impossible for the team.

When discussing why this happened, Lewis notes that he’s previously indicated that Twistzz was dragging the team down, without a proper AWPer and in-game leader. He even suggested previously that FalleN would be a perfect match for the team, and seeing this pay off in real-time is great news.

Of course, the Team wasn’t pitch-perfect, with Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip still bottom in fragging, but a win of 2-0 is still an incredible landslide, showing fantastic tenacity against NAVI.


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