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The G2 CS:GO Project With NBK- and Mixwell Could be Aborted as the Organization Considers New Roster With Shox

Published: 9/May/2018 14:10 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:50

by Ross Deason

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Richard ‘shox’ Papillon, the former in-game leader of G2 and a former CS:GO Major Champion, could be making a return to the team with an all-new lineup in a surprise move.

Shox, who is now well on the road to recovering from a recent operation on his wrist, has been part of the G2 Esports organization since February of 2016 and spent a large portion of that time as the in-game leader.

However, in March he was surprisingly benched following some internal disagreements about the direction that the French team was going in.

Shox wanted to kick two members of the team, Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt and Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire, and replace them with Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux and Kévin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans.

G2 eventually decided to side with NBK- and apEX when Alexandre ‘bodyy’ Pianaro did not want to go along with these new changes, despite the fact that Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub liked the sound of it.

The team then picked up Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas but the initial results have not been promising and on May 8th flickshot.fr broke the news that G2 are completely reconsidering their stance on shox’s project.

DreamHack / Adela SznajderNBK- might hold the keys to yet another French roster shuffle.

The team would be the same as the one that shox originally proposed, minus bodyy. Who the new 5th would be is currently uncertain but there should be options out there with Envy’s current struggles or Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut finally reaching the end of his education.

The big stumbling block comes in the fact that G2 would lose their guaranteed spot at the FACEIT London Major due to the fact that they would only have two members remaining from their ELEAGUE Boston roster.

According to flickshot, this factor could mean that NBK- gets an offer to stay on the team as part of the new roster. However, his previous statements about not agreeing with Ex6TenZ’s in-game leading style make this seem unlikely.

The proposed roster would consist of:

  • ⁠Kevin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans
  • Richard ‘shox’ Papillon
  • Édouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux
  • Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub
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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm