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The stats that made Olofmeister a game changer in CSGO

Published: 9/Jun/2020 14:01

by Calum Patterson

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CS:GO veteran Olof ‘Olofmeister’ Kajbjer Gustafsson has had a legendary career, and already has a legacy that any player would be immensely proud of.

He’s now taking another break from competition, hopefully just to reset and come back stronger than ever, but there is also speculation that his time at the top has come to an end.

With that possibility in mind, we’ve taken a look back at his decorated career to find out exactly what made him so special. Stats are only one way to do this of course, but these statistics provide crucial insight into what is required to have your name go down in the history books.

During his peak year in 2015 with Fnatic, the squad was crowned winners at 11 LAN events, of which he secured 4 MVP medals. Where Olof truly shines though, is his performances at CS:GO Majors.

Where others may crumble under the dazzling lights and pressure of the biggest tournaments, they simply ignite a fire under the Swedish vet. Some of his best individual performances ever have come at the tail end of majors.

His run of Major success, where he reached top 8 minimum at every single one, ended with the 2019 Berlin Major, where his FaZe Clan side crashed out early.

This was the beginning of what would become a grueling six months for Olof, where he was consistently bottom-fragging and simply didn’t look like himself.

Hopefully, he’ll be back to his best soon.

Esports

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

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FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

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The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.