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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to DreamHack Open Austin
May 19, 2018
DreamHack has announced that the North American organization have been invited to its upcoming stop in Austin, the event's organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
eUnited is the seventh confirmed team for the event as one more invite remains to be announced, which should be revealed shortly. eUnited recently secured a spot in the next ESL Pro League season after defeating Sole Patrol in the grand final of ESEA SEason 27 MDL, in Leicester. DreamHack Open Austin will take place from June 1-3 at the Austin Convention Center, with $100,000 on the line.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to DreamHack Open Austin
May 19, 2018
compLexity will finally see offline action this year in Austin, Texas to compete in DreamHack's Open circuit, the event's organizers announced.
ANALYSIS
This will be compLexity's first offline competition since recruiting the former OpTic Gaming members stanislaw and ShahZaM last month. compLexity recently qualified for DreamHack Open Summer and reclaimed their spot in ESL Pro League via relegation tournament, in Leicester, where the team fielded Slemmy and Professor_Chaos due to roster lock. The event will take place from June 1-3 with $100,000 on the line as two more invites still remain to be announced.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at DreamHack Open Austin
May 19, 2018
Space Soldiers will be traveling to Austin, Texas to take part in DreamHack's Open circuit, the event's organizers have revealed.
ANALYSIS
Space Soldiers have been recently knocked out in the group stage at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas but will have another chance to seal a victory in Texas. It is unclear whether or not Calyx will be able to attend the event as the 19-year-old was forced to sit out of Dallas due to visa issues, with DESPE taking his place. DreamHack Open Austin will run from June 1-3 with a $100,000 prize-pool up for grabs, joining Fragsters and Rogue, the two teams who sealed their spot from European and North American qualifiers.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to DreamHack Open Austin
May 19, 2018
Heroic will be traveling nearly 200 miles south of Dallas to attend DreamHack Open Austin, the event's organizers have revealed.
ANALYSIS
Heroic will be joining the two teams, Fragsters and Rogue, who made it through the closed qualifiers in Europe and North America. After falling out of the group stage at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, Heroic will travel to Austin for a shot to take home a title in Texas. The $100,000 tournament with only two more invite slots remaining will take place from June 1-3 as cromen will continue to stand-in for RUBINO, who is still recovering from an eye infection.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to Moche XL Esports
May 19, 2018
SK Gaming has been invited to the renamed Moche XL Esports, the event's organizers have revealed.
ANALYSIS
SK Gaming is the third team confirmed for the Portuguese Event, set to take place from Jun 9-10 at Altice Arena, in Lisbon. Originally called the Mercedes Benz CS:GO Cup, the tournament was renamed for an undisclosed reason, although the rest of the event remains the same. Four invited teams will be joined by the Iberian qualifier and by the team winning the Master League Portugal, with Tempo Storm, HellRaisers, and SK leaving one invitee remaining.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to GG.BET Majestic
May 19, 2018
The Danes of North have been invited to GG.BET Majestic, where a spot at ESL One Cologne will be up for grabs.
ANALYSIS
North is the second team invited to the GG.BET Majestic event following Gambit, where the event will take place at the Cyberspace Arena in Moscow, Russia on June 5-6. Four teams, two invites, and two qualifiers will battle to secure qualification to ESL One Cologne while the runners-up take home $15,000. The remaining spots will be given out in the closed qualifiers with teams from Europe and the CIS region.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to DreamHack Open Summer
May 19, 2018
The Aussie-based team are the fifth confirmed team to DreamHack Open Summer in Jonkoping, the event's organizers announced.
ANALYSIS
Renegades will be traveling to Jonkoping, Sweden once more with a $100,000 prize-pool up for grabs. The Elmia Convention Center will feature eight teams consisting of six invites and two slots to the European and North American qualifiers. The last DreamHack tournament Renegades participated in was DreamHack Masters Marseille, where they came in 9-12th. Open Summer will begin June 16-18th as two more invites remain to be announced.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at ESL One Cologne
May 19, 2018
mousesports are the final invitee for ESL One Cologne, the event's organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
mousesports are the eleventh and final team invited to the German event, with the remaining participants due to be determined by online qualifiers held in Europe, North America and Asia, and to the winner of the GG.BET Majestic event. mousesports recently fell out of the ESL Pro League Finals with a quarterfinal loss to Team Liquid but will get another chance next weekend when the team travels to Kiev for season 5 of StarSeries i-League, following a two-week break before heading to Belo Horizonte. ESL One Cologne will kick off from July 6-8 and will feature a $300,000 grand prize and will count towards the $1 million Intel Grand Slam prize.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at ZOTAC Cup Masters
May 17, 2018
The Chinese team has been confirmed for the upcoming ZOTAC Cups Masters, the event organizers revealed.
ANALYSIS
VG.Flash is the first roster confirmed for the upcoming ZOTAC Cup Masters, which is set to take place at the Hong Kong Conventions and Exhibition Center from August 24-26 with a $300,000 prize-pool on the line. VG.Flash will be joined by four invitees and the ZOTAC regional finals that will be held in Asia, Europe and North America, each with $20,000 on the line in addition to a qualifying spot.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for StarSeries i-League Season 5
May 17, 2018
VG.Flash is through to StarSeries i-League Season 5, claiming one of the top two spots in the closed qualifier to the event in Kiev.
ANALYSIS
VG.Flash and TyLoo have made it all the way through the closed Asian qualifier to secure the two spots at the LAN finals, which will take place in Kiev, Ukraine on May 28-June 3 with a $300,000 prize-pool up for grabs. VG.Flash will play their first offline event as the new Chinese superteam eased past ROAR and 5POWER with a 2-0 slate across both games to qualify for StarSeries i-League Season 5.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
ViCi and Flash form new CS:GO roster
May 17, 2018
ViCi Gaming and Flash Gaming have combined to create a Chinese superteam known as VG.Flash, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
Rumors have been fluttering for some time that the two organizations of Flashing Gaming and ViCi Gaming have been cooperating with each other to form a new Chinese team, initially reported on DBLTAP. Nearly a month ago, ViCi Gaming held a press conference in Shanghai, China where the organization unveiled their new headquarters where their operations, training facilities and other perks for their esports teams. The confirmation came when ViCi were eliminated at WESG 2017 World Finals and had been made official after SZ Absolute replaced Flash for ESL Pro League Season 7 Asia-Pacific, where three members from each organization will be representing the new squad.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Completes StarSeries Season 5 team list
May 17, 2018
SK Gaming will be the last confirmed team for StarSeries i-League Season 5, the Ukranian organizers have revealed on Twitter.
ANALYSIS
SK Gaming adds another event to their busy schedule coming up through May and June with ESL Pro League Finals underway, Adrenaline Cyber League, and ESL One Belo Horizonte. SK look to better themselves in the coming weeks as coldzera took over the in-game leader role after going out in the quarterfinals at IEM Katowice and back-to-back group stage exits at both DreamHack Masters Marseille and IEM Sydney. The $300,000 prize-pool will be up for grabs when all sixteen teams travel to Kiev, Ukraine from May 28 through June 3rd.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at ESL One Cologne
May 16, 2018
The Swedes of Ninjas in Pyjamas become the tenth team confirmed for ESL One Cologne; the tournament organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
NiP are the tenth team invited to the German event, which is set to kick off on July 3-8 with the last three days of the event being held once again at the pristine LANXESS Arena. The tournament will also count towards the Intel Grand Slam prize, where SK Gaming and FaZe Clan tie with two points. With the announcement, there is now just one more invite slot left to be announced as the remaining five spots will be determined through the online qualifiers that will be held in Europe, North America and Asia, and the GG.BET Majestic tournament.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to DreamHack Open Summer
May 16, 2018
Gambit is the second team invited to DreamHack Open Summer, the Swedish tournament organizers have revealed.
ANALYSIS
Gambit will join the Danes of North, who were announced on Monday, as well as join the two teams that qualified through Europe and North America. Gambit has been somewhat lackluster in their performances in the past few months, despite finishing a best 3rd-4th place finish at DreamHack Masters Marseille. DreamHack Open Summer will start on Jun 16-18 in Jonkoping, Sweden, with a $100,000 prize-pool up for grabs.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Signs new Academy team
May 15, 2018
Fnatic has revealed their new Academy team after the initial trial period, signing four players and a coach.
ANALYSIS
Five players won the GAMERZ reality show earlier this year, landing a spot on Fnatic Academy under a trial basis at the beginning of April. Since then, the five players played twenty official games as the trial period near its end. The Swedish organization revealed that hey would only be signing four players: MaTaFe, Meddo, AlekS, and ec1s. The only member who did not make the cut was CaNNiE, whom Fnatic did not disclose any details about the decision. Fnatic Academy will need a fifth to complete their roster before they start competing in ESEA and other leagues.