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Pusha T and Logic acquire Chaos EC esports team

Published: 25/Aug/2020 21:54 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 16:22

by Alan Bernal

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The GG Group have acquired Chaos EC and Do Not Peek Entertainment, with an ownership board that now includes Pusha T, Logic, Upscale Vandal, Billy Levy, and more who will lead the esports org to address wider industry and cultural change.

In their open letter to the fans, the GG Group are looking to “organize chaos,” identifying the state of the world and how it will act to support causes that fight for social justice and solving racial disparities, particularly in the gaming community.

“As we expand Chaos’ non-competitive roster we are committing that a meaningful number of our new signees will be people from underrepresented communities,” President of the GG Group Ramon Gamble wrote in the open letter.

With the help of A-list talent from different industries, the company plans to “re-introduce” Chaos EC with a new identity that realigns with the announced initiatives.

“I’ve been a part of this ownership group close to two years now and since the beginning my main call to action was to focus on the lack of inclusion and diversity in the gaming industry,” Pusha T told Complex of the announcement. “Any business I’m a part of has to be proactive in using its resources and platform to support the fight against social injustice.”

While they’re aiming to include broader pushes to address issues in the world, the company outlined what it’s doing in 2020 to support grassroots organizations who are protesting against systemic racism, police brutality, as well as mass incarceration with focus in addressing the racial inequality in the justice system.

With “the world in a state of chaos,” the GG Group and its partners are going to use its platform to initiate meaningful change where it can.

“As a business owner and creative it’s imperative to use your platform and resources for the greater good,” Upscale Vandal said. “I know I speak for Pusha T and Logic when I say that before anything we have to lend a hand to organize Chaos not only figuratively but literally.”

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Chaos EC has been acquired by the GG Group.

GG Group raised a call to action for anyone with “high impact opportunities for us to serve and support with our resources and networks” and is committing to raising or developing at least one idea before the end of the year.

Pusha T has already been showing support for his new org’s CSGO team after Chaos EC’s 2-1 win over 100 Thieves in the ESL One Cologne NA online qualifiers. At the time, it looked like a far-removed diss to Drake, who is an investor for 100 Thieves and longtime musical rival.

While it could have still been a dig at the Canadian rapper, Pusha T’s connection to Chaos EC is much more apparent now as he, Logic, Upscale Vandal, and more plan to “support anyone organizing chaos to leave this world better than we found it.”

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LIVE: BLAST Premier Global Final – G2 face off against FURIA

Published: 19/Jan/2021 14:38 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 20:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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BLAST Premier Global Final is finally underway! The grand finale of the 2020 BLAST season is going to see the best and most prestigious teams in the world compete for the chance to earn $1 million. Here’s the event schedule, stream and results. 


  • FURIA lead their map pick (Infero) 7-6 against G2
  • Substitute Honda runs through G2 with consecutive aces!
  • Astralis send EG to Lower Bracket after three-map thriller!

BLAST Premier Global Final: Stream

As with all other BLAST competitions, the 2020 Global Final will be broadcast live on their official Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded above for your convenience.

The tournament will likely also be live-streamed on BLAST’s YouTube channel, which is also where the VoDs for all the matches will be uploaded, so feel free to check that out if you missed any games throughout the event.

BLAST Premier Global Final: Schedule & results

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Tuesday, January 19

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners R1 Astralis 2-1 Evil Geniuses 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Winners R1 G2 vs FURIA 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Wednesday, January 20

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners R1 Vitality vs Complexity 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 1:30 PM
Winners R1  Na’Vi vs Team Liquid 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers R1 Evil Geniuses vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 21

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Losers R1 TBD vs TBD 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 1:30 PM
Winners R2 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Winners R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Friday, January 22

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 23

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners Final TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 23

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
3rd Place Match TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Watch Now: Can Anyone Beat Astralis @ BLAST Global Finals?


Blast Premier Global Final: Teams & players

Eight total teams will be in attendance at this year’s BLAST Global Final, all of them qualifying through a variety of competitions, such as the Spring Finals, Fall Finals and BLAST Premier Circuit.

Lots of eyes will be on Team Liquid, who will be with their new star acquisition, FalleN, after the Brazilian legend joined their ranks to replace Twistzz.

Team Qualified via Players
Astralis Fall Finals device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, Bubzkji (s), zonic (C)
Complexity European Spring Finals blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, jks, JUGi, keita (C)
Evil Geniuses American Spring Finals Brehze, CeRq, Ethan, tarik, Stanislaw, zews (C)
FURIA Esports BLAST Premier Circuit yuurih, arT, VINI, KSCERATO, honda
G2 Esports BLAST Premier Circuit kennyS, AmaNEk, nexa, huNter-, NiKo, maLeK (C)
Team Liquid BLAST Premier Circuit ELiGE, NAF, Stewie2K, Grim, FalleN, moses (C)
Natus Vincere BLAST Premier Circuit flamie, s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto, B1T (s), B1ad3 (C)
Team Vitality European Spring Finals apEX, RpK, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa, Nivera (s), XTQZZZ (C)

BLAST Premier Global Final: Final Placements

With this competition featuring a total prize pool of $1 million, all 8 teams that have made it this far will be earning a nice chunk of cash, regardless of the outcomes.

That said, however, there will be an extraordinary amount of money awarded to the higher placers, including a massive $400,000 gap between the first and second-place teams.

Addtionally, BLAST announced the champions will receive exlusive TW Steel watches alongside their $600,000.

Placement  Team Prize
1 TBD $600,000
2 TBD $200,000
3 TBD $80,000
4 TBD $50,000
5-6 TBD $20,000
TBD
7-8 TBD $15,000
TBD