Management of ESL One New York 2018 issued an official invitation to the Kazakhstan e-sports team Gambit to participate the European closed qualifier. Information about this appeared on the official website of the championship. Gambit got an invite along with Heroic, North and OpTic Gaming.
Open qualifiers phase is scheduled for June 23-24 within European and North American regions. Closed stage is scheduled for June 25-26. ESL One New York 2018 is going to happen in September with a total prize pool of $250,000.
List of participants for NA Closed Qualifier:
- NRG Esports
- Luminosity Gaming
- Swole Patrol
- CompLexity Gaming
Members of ESL One New York 2018:
G2 Esports received an official invite to large championship ESL One New York 2018. Similar invitations were previously given to FaZe, Liquid, Fnatic, mousesports and NaVi. Information about the participation of G2 in ESL’s tournament appeared in the official twitter account of the organization.
Along with invited teams, two tournament spots will be given to winners of regional qualifications (Europe and North America). Matches of the qualifying stage are scheduled for June 25-26. At each qualifying round will perform six professional squads. For now, it is not known which teams will receive invites for the qualifiers.
ESL One New York 2018 is scheduled for September 26-30 with a total prize pool of $250,000. Main sponsorship is provided by Intel, MSI and Alienware. All matches will go offline at the Barclays Center in New York.
According to Flickshot, Team EnVyUs in the near future will terminate the contracts with the players of the two basic CS:GO rosters – youth and main. The portal refers to its own sources. To date, it is not known whether EnVyUs will continue to perform in CS:GO. Current players of the main and youth squads will receive the status of free agents.
List of released players:
- Vincent Happy Schopenhauer;
- Cedric RpK of Goipuye;
- Adil ScreaM Benrilith;
- Fabien kioShiMa Fie;
- Ali hAdji Hainus;
- Alexander xms Forte;
- Christophe SIXER Xia;
- Lambert Lambert Prigent;
- Julien PetitSkel Marconitti;
- Audrey JACKZ Jug;
- Valentin VKLL Bartholomew.
Flickshot reports that the leadership of EnVyUs does not intend to make a new squad from French players. Current EnVyUs’ roster was signed in the winter of 2015. Within three years, team’s management initiated the replacement of more than ten players. All this time, the constant member of the team was Happy. EnVyUs took first place in Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca 2015 and WESG 2016 CS:GO tournaments. In addition, the team performed quite well at Gfinity and DreamHack events.
Former NiP player from the times of popularity of Counter-Strike 1.6 Abdisamad ‘SpawN‘ Mohamed along with former Fnatic’s captain Jonatan ‘Devilwalk‘ Lundberg are going to be analysts for the upcoming ZOTAC Cup Master 2018. Official information about commentators and broadcast analysts appeared on HLTV.org. VikingPlays will be the host.
Commentators of Zotac Cup Masters 2018:
- Dustin ‘dusT‘ Mouret
- Hugo Byron
- John BLU Mullen
- Tom Tombizz Bismeire
- Abdisamad ‘SpawN‘ Mohamed
- Jonatan ‘Devilwalk‘ Lundberg
European qualifier of Zotac Cup Masters 2018 will happen on June 22-24 with 8 official participants. Total prize pool of the event is $300,000. Champion will get $200,000, and second finalist’s reward is $60,000. Competition belongs to Premier category. General sponsor is Nvidia. Matches of the final stage will happen on June 24-26 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Invitations owners: TyLoo, VG.FlashGaming, MVP PK.
FaZe Clan yesterday on June 17 outplayed the strongest opponent mousesports within the Grand Final of ESL Championship One Belo Horizonte 2018. karrigan’s team managed to beat opponents within the game for three wins. Result score is 3-2 in favor of FaZe Clan. Gaming maps: Inferno, Cahce, Train, Mirage and Dust2.
Four squads FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, mousesports and SK Gaming came to the playoffs. FaZe defeated the favorite of the tournament race – SK Gaming, while mousesports won Liquid. Thus, in the final of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 there were two organizations from European region.
Group stage of ESL Championship One Belo Horizonte 2018 started on June 13th. As a result of the group stage, teams Space Soldiers, Ghost Gaming, BIG and Não Tem Como were left behind. Total prize pool of the event was $200,000. FaZe received $100,000, and mousesports’ reward is $40,000. Matches were held at Mineirinho Arena in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.
Strongest Brazilian e-sport squad SK Gaming lost in the semi-final match to mousesports, despite analysts’ expectations. In a parallel match, Liquid could not outplay FaZe Clan. As a result, in the Grand Final of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 teams FaZe and mousesports are going to meet for the right to become champions.
Fight mousesports vs SK ended with a score of 2-0 in favor of Europeans. Squads met on Dust2 and Train. mousesports looked much confident and got a ticket to the final. Battle of FaZe vs Liquid was more intense. FaZe took leadership on Nuke, but Liquid managed to win Dust2. Final confrontation happened on Mirage. As a result, the victory went to FaZe.
Grand Final of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 will happen on June 17 at 22:30 EET. Format of the meeting is Bo5. Competition started on June 13 among 8 official participants. Total prize pool of the event is $200,000. Winner will get $100,000, and the silver medalist’s reward is $40,000.
Playoff results of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018:
Leading Swedish e-sport organization Fnatic is ready to sign draken, despite its current contract with Ninjas in Pajamas. Information about this appeared at Flickshot.fr, with references to internal insides. Maikil ‘Golden‘ Selim left the position of Fnatic’s lead immediately after joining the team Richard ‘Xizt‘ Landström. Leadership of the Swedish team said that it intends to redeem draken’s contract from NiP.
William ‘draken‘ Sundin came to Ninjas in Pajamas after signing Lekr0 in early June last year. According to DeKay, management of NiP does not plan to sell draken. Obviously, a buyout of the contract is coming. Golden presents Fnatic since last summer. Previously, he was captain of Fnatic Academy. Player participated in the biggest championships, including IEM Season XII – World Championship and WESG 2017 CS:GO.
draken joined NiP last year. As part of general roster, he managed to win Intel Extreme Masters Season XII Oakland and enter to the TOP4 of DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017.
Upcoming Fnatic’s lineup:
- Freddy ‘KRIMZ‘ Johansson
- Jesper ‘JW‘ Wecksell
- Robin ‘flusha‘ Rönnquist
- Richard ‘Xizt‘ Landström
- William ‘draken‘ Sundin
Leading European eSports teams FaZe Clan and mousesports took first places in groups A and B, which allowed them to come to the playoffs of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018. Final matches ended with the defeat of Space Soldiers and Team Liquid. At the preliminary stage, Ghost Gaming and Não Tem Como dropped out of the competition. They turned out to be weaker than SK Gaming and BIG, who still have chances to take spots in the main part of the championship.
Matches of the group stage are held within GSL system in Bo3 format. Matches of the playoffs stage will happen on June 16-17. Semifinal meetings happen in Bo3 format, but Grand Final in Bo5. Final part of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 will go on June 13-17 at Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. Total prize pool of the event is $200,000. Intel, Alienware, DHL, etc provide sponsorship. FaZe Clan will have olofmeister instead of cromen. Mousesports to have n0thing instead of oskar.
Management of DreamHack and Perfect World officially announced that CS:GO Asia Championship 2018 and DreamHack Summer 2018 championships are going to be played on the latest version of CS:GO. Recently, the organizers of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 reported that the competition will go on the basis of the previous version of the game.
Last update of CS:GO became available at night of June 13. CS:GO Asia Championship 2018 will happen on June 14-18. Prize pool of the event is $300,000. Official invitations were given to NaVi, Heroic, NiP, Virtus.pro and EnVyUs.
DH Summer 2018 will happen in Sweden on June 16-18. Eight professional quads will distribute $100,000. Invites to the event came to Gambit Esports, AGO Esports, North, GODSENT, OpTic Gaming and Renegades.
Valve’s programmers adjusted the gameplay of CS:GO. First, CZ75 and M4A1-S weapons were updated. Developers reduced the damage to the pistol and added an additional stack to the rifle. MP7 is also now costs less.
List of general changes:
- CZ75-Auto now delivers a damage of 31 hp. You are not able to kill the enemy in helmet with one bullet.
- The stack of M4A1-S has been increased. Now it is 60 bullets.
- MP7 now costs $1,500.
- ‘Status’ command does not display a public IP address.
- Closed graffiti is now to be removed.
- Bugs of looped sounds were fixed.
Changes on the Mirage map:
- Skybox has been eliminated.
- Local textures were changed.
- Fixed corners near the exit from A and the stairs near the respawn of terrorists.
- There are no roofs near the window on the central passage now.
- Bugs of interaction between players and shells are eliminated.
Corrections for Canals:
- Graphics of the exit on point B is changed.
- Players near point A an be better viewed.
- You cannot stand on the CT-based doorframe now.
The update size is 235 MB.