Top 10 Moments from the IEM Katowice CS:GO World Championship - Dexerto
CS:GO

Top 10 Moments from the IEM Katowice CS:GO World Championship

Published: 6/Mar/2020 17:15 Updated: 1/May/2020 15:37

by Joe O'Brien

Share


The world’s best Counter-Strike teams met in Katowice to fight for the IEM World Championship, the biggest CS:GO event of 2020 so far.

In addition, IEM Katowice is also the last major event that top teams will compete at before the ESL One Rio Major, giving teams a chance to establish themselves as favorites heading into that event.

Astralis were hoping to reassert their dominance over the CS:GO scene once again, while a win for Mousesports could have locked up the number one spot for them. In the end, however, it was the new-look Na’Vi who claimed the trophy, their first major title in only their second outing since adding Ilya ‘Perfecto’ Zalutskiy.

The big news of the Na’Vi run was of course the incredible showing from Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, who is once again making a strong case as the best player in the world. Since reclaiming the AWP, s1mple appears to have returned to prime form, finishing the event with an incredible 1.33 rating.

Meanwhile, G2 Esports also made a surprising run to the final, with Kenny ‘KennyS’ Schrub also in impressive form, setting up the French squad as a dangerous dark horse for the Major.

There were plenty of incredible moments throughout the event, and we’ve put together a list of the top 10.

CS:GO

How arT’s aggression is leading FURIA’s CSGO charge to site

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:01

by Marco Rizzo

Share


Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has led FURIA to the top of NA Counter-Strike thanks not only to his calling but also his ultra-aggressive playstyle. 

Dexerto explores the Brazilian’s signature aggression and how it has defined him as the most offensive player in CSGO history. 

His playstyle slowly leaked into his strategies, making FURIA one of the most aggressive teams in the world: allowing them to become the most successful T-side team over the last few months. 

This was clear during ESL Pro League 11 NA, where arT’s aggressive pushes and misdirection on Inferno led the team to a dominant win against the best NA had to offer. All this while delivering some of the most entertaining CS ever. 

The importance of his dual-role as a IGL and Entry-Fragger is not lost, allowing him to quickly adapt his calling after going first into bombsites. 

ArT has led FURIA to become true contenders on the world stage but now the difficult part begins: keeping ahead of the curve and keep the elements of surprise on his side.