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UPS delivery service loses DreamHack Dallas CS:GO trophy

Published: 3/Jun/2019 0:54 Updated: 3/Jun/2019 10:11

by Bill Cooney

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Team Liquid scored an impressive victory in the finals of DreamHack Dallas CS:GO 2019, but their hard earned hardware was nowhere to be found.

The DreamHack Dallas SC:GO grand finals on June 2 saw ENCE take Liquid to a tense Map 3, but the eventual champions were able to hold them off in the end.

After a great final match Team Liquid players probably expected to get a trophy, but there was a problem – it was nowhere to be found.

What happened to the trophy?

Team Liquid should have gotten a trophy to go along with their rings after winning DreamHack Dallas, if it hadn’t been lost in transit by the United Parcel Service (UPS).

While the players received their rings and commemorative plaques, the DreamHack casters confirmed that the trophy did exist, but had been lost on the way to the event.

“Probably a good time for me to mention that the actual trophy was in fact lost by the United Parcel Service, that would be UPS,” one of the casters said. “Shoutout to them.”

DreamHack promised to ship the trophy to Team Liquid “as soon as it was found,” whenever that ends up being.

The event seemed to be taking the loss of the one of the most important pieces of hardware for the entire tournament in stride, even asking ESL if they could get hooked up with DHL (another delivery company) in the future.

Team Liquid win Dreamhack Dallas 2019

Team Liquid took the first map of the DreamHack Dallas grand finals, but ENCE would come back and win the second map to send it all to the third and final map.

After coming hot out of the gate, Team Liquid somehow allowed ENCE to come back on Map 3 after being down 9-1 to start things off early.

But it wasn’t meant to be, and Liquid would pull ahead in the final few rounds to walk away as DreamHack Dallas 2019 champs.

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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.