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What 100 Thieves’ exit means for CSGO | Richard Lewis

Published: 14/Oct/2020 13:39 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:06

by Daniel Cleary

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Following 100 Thieves’ latest announcement, which revealed that they will be parting ways with their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster and exiting the popular FPS esport, Richard Lewis has delved into CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s motive behind cutting ties with the Australian line-up and also discussed the North American CS:GO exodus.

The rise of Riot’s tactical shooter, Valorant, in recent months has already had a significant impact on CS:GO’s competitive scene with plenty of organizations and players jumping ship to the rival title, particularly in North America.

100 Thieves is the latest organization that is seeming to favor Valorant, announcing that they would be releasing their Australian CS:GO lineup after IEM New York, and will be focusing on rounding out their roster for Riot’s new esport.

In this video, Richard Lewis breaks down the latest 100 Thieves roster shuffle and what their departure means for CS:GO, with all of the premier tournament organizers and leagues now moving to Europe, as the North American scene continues to dwindle.

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Why Kjaerbye was the secret to FaZe’s IEM New York success

Published: 15/Oct/2020 11:10

by Shane King

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FaZe Clan managed to lift the trophy at IEM New York, seeing off competition from Team Vitality in the semi-final and OG in the grand final, each in three straight maps in a result that could be vital to this FaZe roster sticking together.

After a poor run of form which resulted in an early exit from ESL Pro League Season 12, it didn’t look good for this superstar lineup of players. With rumors of the Bosnian powerhouse NiKo being set to depart, many people dubbed this tournament as the lineups last dance.

But Counter-Strike’s Galacticos turned up and silenced any doubters that reared their head coming into the tournament. It is especially impressive as newcomer Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye was the one steering the ship, and he clearly did so brilliantly.

But, only time will tell if this lineup can stick together in the long run or if this was just the perfect last stand from FaZe Clan.