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GODSENT release znajder; bench dennis
November 15, 2017
GODSENT has revealed that the organization has benched dennis and released znajder's contract due to lack luster results.
ANALYSIS
GODSENT has seen better day in the 2017 year with several roster changes to bring new hope to the team. However, a string of lackluster performances has moved the team to make some changes with the depth of the roster. The organization will release znajder's contract for free due to the player "wishing to try something new in his career" stated by the team's sports director, Kasper Hvidt. dennis will also be benched as the player has expressed his frustrations as the team "didn't play the way I wanted to play." To fill in the void, GODSENT will bring in pyth and hampus as stand-in's until further notice.
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Immortals add destiny
October 10, 2017
Immortals have announced that they have permanently added destiny to the active roster.
ANALYSIS
Immortals have officially signed the former Tempo Storm member, destiny, who was on trial for some time to a permanent deal. Since HEN1, LUCAS1 and fnx parted ways after the release of kNg, Immortals have been trialing and working with other Brazilian players in the market. The team has seen better days in ESL Pro League holding the 10th spot in the NA standings. Although the team has had some growing success since signing horvy just a week ago. Now, with destiny in the lineup, the organization still remains short one more player on the active roster.
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Officially signs horvy
October 3, 2017
Immortals have announced they have inked former k1ck player, horvy, after departing ways with kNg.
ANALYSIS
After departing ways with kNg and the twins, LUCAS1 and HEN requesting the bench, the organization has officially made its first roster move. horvy has been added to the active roster, alongside steel and boltz, the 19-year-old rifler had made a name for himself in his former k1ck jersey. However, after leaving the team in August, horvy has been without a team but the recent drama surround Immortals will give him a chance as the team rebuilds. Immortals will continue to search to complete their roster.
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bondik joins TyLoo on loan
September 29, 2017
Long term HellRaisers member, bondik, will join TyLoo on a short-term loan, the organization has announced.
ANALYSIS
TyLoo has approached HellRaisers longtime member, bondik, to stand in for the remainder of the boot camp for EPICENTER and StarLadder i-League Invitational. For a month and a half, bondik will replace HZ on the active lineup as it is uncertain for the reasoning of HZ's absence.
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Granted emergency transfer
September 27, 2017
WESA has granted Immortals an "emergency transfer" in ESL Pro League Season 6 as well as adding a third transfer spot, ESL announced.
ANALYSIS
Immortals have been graced by ESL and WESA on allowing an emergency transfer as twin LUCAS1 and HEN1 asked to be benched following the release of kNg last week. The organization asked the WESA for "one additional emergency transfers to be able to restructure responsibly." With the start of Season 6, ESL updated its transfer regulations, reducing the number of transfers from four to two "in order to ensure team stability and encourage a continuity of rosters." Now, due to an extraordinary situation, the WESA has decided to amend the existing transfer regulations as well as add a third transfer for emergencies only. In spite of the chaos, Immortals have also added two players destiny and shz, who signed with Tempo Storm last month. It is uncertain if Immortals will ink both shz and destiny or for a short-term solution in ESL Pro League.
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Receives direct invite to IBP Masters
September 27, 2017
OpTic Gaming has been handed a direct invite to iBUYPOWER Masters at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California, the organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
The new OpTic Gaming lineup, who consists of European players, will receive its first direct invite to the North American based event. The event will take place November 11-12 as eight teams will battle it out for $100,000 grand prize. OpTic has still been adjusting its new lineup, however, there is still some more time for the team to gather its witts before the offline tournament kicks off.
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Liquid receive Invite to IBP Masters
September 27, 2017
Along with Cloud9, Team Liquid has received a direct invite to the eight-team tournament held at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid will now join the eight-invited teams to the offline tournament held at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California with $100,000 up for grabs. Team Liquid has made some noise as of recent with two grand final best-of-five appearances at ESG Mykonos and ESL One New York. Liquid will still have to endure ESL Pro League and EPICENTER before reaching the group stage of the event.
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Cloud9 invited to IBP Masters
September 27, 2017
The third year in a row, Cloud9 will be invited once again by the organizers, who also revealed Team Liquid to join in.
ANALYSIS
Cloud9 will now look to return to the grand finals once again in hopes to take home first place after losing to Immortals a year ago. The event will be held on November 11-12 offline in Santa Ana, California at the Esports Arena with eight invited teams to battle it out for $100,000 on the line. There is enough time for Cloud9 to work out some of the recent kinks with the new additions of RUSH and Tarik. Cloud9 will have to endure ESL Pro League and qualify for EPICENTER before coming to iBUYPOWER Masters.
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Invitation to EPICENTER 2017
September 4, 2017
The current Major title holders have now confirmed a direct invite to EPICENTER 2017, the organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
Gambit made a steep climb during the 2017 campaign, thanks to the former in-game leader Zeus to lead the team to its first ever Major title at the PGL Major Krakow. Despite losing Zeus in the off-season, Gambit still had a great showing at the recent DreamHack Masers Malmo, despite a semi-final exit and rematch against North. Now, Gambit will compete for the $500,000 prize pool along side SK and Astralis, who also received an invite just a week prior.
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Loses ELEAGUE Spot
August 22, 2017
OpTic Gaming has lost their spot at ELEAGUE Premier 2017 next month due to roster violations, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Just hours after losing their spot at DreamHack Malmo, OpTic has now been dealt another blow. Much like with DreamHack, OpTic's recent roster changes were in violation of tournament guidelines, leading to their disqualification. This is certainly a big blow to the new-look roster that is looking to establish itself in the CS:GO scene. They will be replaced by a third qualifying team from the American Qualifier set to take place on August 26-27. No word on whether OpTic will be able to actually enter that qualifier and get back into the tournament.
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Replaced by Cloud9 at DreamHack Malmo
August 22, 2017
OpTic Gaming has lost their spot at the DreamHack event next week, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
While OpTic was making major moves to retool their entire roster, they have now lost their spot at the event in doing so. Per DreamHack rules, three out of the five players on the invited team in order to compete at the event. With OpTic switching out four players and keeping just mixwell from the original roster, they are outside of the rules and have been replaced. It's quite ironic that the team replacing them is Cloud9, who are fielding two of those original OpTic members. We'll still get a look at the enew-look OpTic roster at the ESL Pro League which kicked off on Tuesday.
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Replaces OpTic Gaming at DreamHack Malmo
August 22, 2017
Cloud9 has been pegged to replace OpTic Gaming at the upcoming DreamHack event, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Since OpTic switched out most of its roster, it became ineligible for their invite spot at the event. Cloud9 was next on the list, giving us one of our first chances to see this new roster in action at a LAN event. The addition of RUSH and tarik certainly makes this roster one of the best, if not the best, in North America. Th event kicks off next weekend with the group stages on August 30.
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Secures ESL One New York spot
August 20, 2017
Cloud9 have secured the final spot in the North American qualifier at ESL One New York after taking down Rise Nation 2-1.
ANALYSIS
Cloud9 debut's its newest members, Tarik, and RUSH on the active roster, starting the day with a sweep over compLexity as both new members put up strong numbers. Cloud9 then advanced onto the grand finals of the qualifier to go up against Rise Nation, who upset CLG convincingly 2-1. Cloud9 opened the series with a tough defense which Rise Nation struggled to shut down, taking a tough loss on Cobblestone 16-3. However, Rise Nation had a strong defense of its own with a 9-0 lead in the first half of Mirage. Stewie2k managed to rally his team winning five rounds in a row in the second half but it wasn't enough as Rise Nation forced the third map 16-9. It all came down to Inferno, where Cloud9 smacked the offense of Rise Nation to a 13-0 lead before giving up the last two rounds of the half. Although Rise Nation had some momentum, it wasn't enough to close the series as Cloud9 shut the door with a 16-2 win, claiming their ticket for ESL One New York.
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Qualifies for ESL One: New York
August 20, 2017
New roster and all, Cloud9 took down the opposition at the qualifiers for ESL New York and secured their spot in the big apple.
ANALYSIS
While they got there in the end, things started off a bit shaky for Cloud9. They opened the qualifier against L4Org and dropped the first game 16-9. They certainly recovered well, though, winning the next two games before sweeping compLexity Gaming the next day. This set up a match against Rise Nation with a spot at the big dance on the line. Cloud9 came out hot with a 16-3 win on Cobblestone, but then faltered in a 16-9 loss on Mirage. Once they booted up on Inferno for the decider, it was lights out for Rise. tarik led the way for Cloud9 with an impressive 25/9 KD to dominate Rise in the form of a 16-2 win.
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Qualifies for ESL One: New York
August 20, 2017
Team EnVyUs has won the European Qualifier and will join the slate of teams at ESL New York next month.
ANALYSIS
Team EnVyUs showed off a dominance that we haven't quite seen since kennyS, NBK, and apEX left the team for G2 Esports earlier this year. They opened up the qualifier with an easy 2-0 victory over HellRaisers before meeting G2 in a grudge match. While G2 took the first map 16-12 on Inferno, EnVyUs bounced back in a major way with two straight wins on Cache and Cobblestone. The match on Cobblestone was an especially strong showing, with ScreaM and xms both posting 25 kills in the 16-6 win. EnVyUs then matched up with the reigning Major champions of Gambit Esports, and dusted the competition. It took just two games for EnVyUs to come away the victor, with Gambit failing to reach 10 rounds in either game.