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Belgian CS:GO event opening ceremony is so awkward nobody can believe it’s real

Published: 12/Apr/2019 15:51

by Matt Porter

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The opening ceremony of the Charleroi Esports 2019 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament took place on Friday, April 12, and it quickly became one of the most awkward (but hilarious) esports moments in history. 

Like most esports events, an opening ceremony took place to signal the start of the competition, which is being held in Charleroi, Belgium.

Those in attendance at the RTL Spiroudome, and everyone watching at home were treated to a performance that will live long in their memory, as a number of issues with audio in the arena left fans in hysterics.

The opening ceremony quickly become incredibly awkward, but amazingly funny.

What was the hilariously awkward moment at the tournament?

To signal the start of the €100,000 CS:GO tournament, the event organizers invited DJ Charley and Marisa to perform as the finale of the opening ceremony.

Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as expected, with the performance marred by technical difficulties that left viewers on Twitch in hysterics.

Marisa walked onto the stage to perform their song Mister E Mysterio in front of a largely empty arena, but as she started to sing, the backing track could be heard stuttering, causing her to lose her place in the song.

After a couple of attempts to keep going, Marisa eventually gave up, stating there was a problem with her earphones before asking the DJ to stop the song. Hilariously, DJ Charley appeared to ignore her pleas to end the performance, continuing to dance and twiddle with the mixing deck unperturbed as she stormed off the stage.

The singer eventually returned and completed the performance, as Twitch chat continued to make fun of the mishap by posting lyrics from the song such as “FOLLOW FOLLOW” and “the performance was better before she came back.”

The pair managed to get through until the end of the performance when Marisa apologized, stating once again that there were issues with her headphones, although the problems with the audio could be heard by everyone watching the stream.

Dean Brown and Harvey ‘skriv’ Rodgers, who are doing the English commentary, stated that the performance that they had seen in rehearsals was very good, with skriv clearly at a loss for words to describe what he just watched, labeling the opening ceremony as “incredibly interesting.”

A number of well-known teams are in attendance at the event such as Vitality, G2 Esports, and Virtus.pro, with the competition running throughout the weekend. 

The grand final is set to take place on Sunday, April 14.

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How to watch BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Showdown: Stream, schedule, results

Published: 23/Nov/2020 15:57

by Marco Rizzo

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BLAST Premier is back! Kicking off on the 24th of November, the Fall Showdown will be the last chance for teams to qualify for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event will host sixteen teams from around the world and will include invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-2 in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams will earn $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Blast Premier Fall Showdown Stream

You will be able to catch all games on the BLASTPremier Twitch channel. Only one game will be streamed at any time, meaning you’ll be able to catch all the action quite easily.

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown includes a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which will be traveling to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity find themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups.

Heroic took Evil Geniuses ‘spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus. pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event.

While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.

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BLAST Premier Fall Showdown bracket

The tournament will consist of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games include FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants return to international competition.

Viewers should also keep an eye out for the last match of the Round of 16, featuring young and exciting NiP taking on the Cloud9. The “juggernaut” will be seeking redemption after a disappointing finish at Flashpoint.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match schedule 

The tables below will be updated with results as soon as the matches get played.

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 COL vs Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit vs VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA vs Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz vs Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP vs Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe vs MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid vs MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 EG vs Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final TBD vs TBD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final TBD vs TBD  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final TBD vs TBD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final TBD vs TBD  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final TBD vs TBD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final TBD vs TBD  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 TBD $25,000
1-2 TBD $25,000
3-4 TBD $15,000
3-4 TBD $15,000
5-8 TBD $10,000
5-8 TBD $10,000
5-8 TBD $10,000
5-8 TBD $10,000
9-16 TBD $3,750
9-16 TBD $3,750
9-16 TBD $3,750
9-16 TBD $3,750
9-16 TBD $3,750
9-16 TBD $3,750
9-16 TBD $3,750
9-16 TBD $3,750