Well-known hub EsportsObserver published their analysis of the most viewed e-sports disciplines on Twitch’s streaming platform. only the first week of July has been analyzing. Most spectators were registered at Fortnite broadcasts. Previous week was more productive for this game – the streams were viewed by 2.5 million more viewers.
The fourth place in the overall rating is occupied by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It has ~8 million hours watching time. CS:GO increased stream’s positions as well (by 2 million hours). Due to ESL One Cologne 2018 this discipline took the fifth place in the ranking.
Next line of the rating belongs to Dota2, which in view of the break has lost its watching time. Strongly increased Overwatch together with the start of the Overwatch League – Season 1. Broadcasts of the first week of July were viewed by 1.6 million hours more.
Rogue and compLexity Gaming will face each other in the top bracket finals of Americas Minor Championship – London 2018 Qualifier. Fight will happen on July 10 at 19:15 EET. Winner of the match will come to the qualifying stage of FACEIT Major championship – London 2018.
Losing team will move to the lower bracket to compete for the second spot in the main event. General competitors of these teams are eUnited and NRG Esports. They will meet in the first round of the qualifier. Rogue have a historical advantage, because they previously managed to beat eUnited, and coL neutralized NRG.
Americas Minor Championship – London 2018 Qualifier is scheduled for July 7-11. Event venue is London’s e-sports arena. At the end of the group stage, the teams Não Tem Como, Swole Patrol, Team Dignitas and Furia eSports were eliminated. All these squads will not come to the main event.
French e-sportsmen Vincent ‘Happy‘ Schopenhauer and Cédric ‘RpK‘ Guipouy to play for Tempo Storm. Players will join the new squad for a two-month test period, after which the team’s management will decide to sign formal contracts. This news appeared from the insider Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis.
DeKay said that players will be able to remain in TS if they play satisfactorily during the trial period. With a favorable development of events, they will take spots of Christian ‘loWel’ Garcia Antoran and Hendrik ‘cheti’ Vallimägi. Head of the organization in special interview for DBLTAP informed that the final decision for the structure of the main roster has not been made yet.
Previous team of Happy and RpK was EnVyUs. At the end of June, the organization officially disbanded, and all their representatives acquired the status of free agents. Happy immediately decided to join Tempo Storm, on behalf of which he registered for ESEA and DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018. Three other former EnVyUs players are going to perform at Europe Minor Championship – London 2018 within LeftOut’s roster.
Future lineup of Tempo Storm:
- Ricardo ‘fox‘ Pacheco
- Kevin ‘HS‘ Tarn
- Paweł ‘innocent‘ Mocek
- Cédric ‘RpK‘ Guipouy
- Vincent ‘Happy‘ Schopenhauer
According to the famous e-sports journalist Jarek DeKay, the transfer of Janusz Snax Pogozelski to mousesports was made after the payment of $290,000. Journalist referred to his insider sources close to the organization. Earlier there were rumors that the Germans paid for Snax $350,000 in the budget of Virtus.pro.
Yesterday, on June 28 within the Rush B podcast, this sum was declared by Ryan Frend. Virtus.pro’s management denied this information, but noted that Snax was extremely expensive player. Snax came to new lineup on June 27. Within team’s internal rotation, he took STYKO’s position.
For mousesports Snax is going to debut at ESL One Cologne 2018. Recently in the network appeared information that Janusz was a step away from signing a contract with FaZe Clan.
Current lineup of mousesports:
- Tomáš ‘oskar‘ Šťastný
- Janusz ‘Snax‘ Pogorzelski
- Chris ‘chrisJ‘ de Jong
- Miikka ‘suNny‘ Kemppi
- Robin ‘ropz‘ Kool
Team 3DMAX returned to the e-sports arena by signing the French team NOBO. In their first match, they faced the strongest opponent Virtus.pro within DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018. Fight ended with the victory of NOBO with a score of 2:0.
Team 3DMAX was clearly stronger than its Polish opponents. Meeting happened on Cache and Mirage. On the first map, NOBO seized the initiative from the first rounds and ended the map with a score of 16:11. On Mirage, the game was spread to additional rounds (22:18). Finally NOBO took spot in semifinals.
Virtus.pro can still recover themselves by winning the lower grid of the championship. NOBO will meet in semifinals with the winner of the pair OpTic Gaming vs Space Soldiers.
Current NOBO’s lineup:
Markus ‘pronax‘ Wallsten and Oropesa announced the termination of the the well-known e-sports organization GODSENT. Information about this appeared on the TwitLonger. GODSENT now does not exist, but its founders have not denied the possibility of creating a new team in some other cyber-discipline in the near future.
In a special message from GODSENT’s press service it is said that all members of the organization took confident decision to disband the squad. Pronax and Oropesa declared team’s high performance, as evidenced by the participation of its former players in the strongest CS:GO squads. GODSENT’s previous lineup moved to Red Reserve.
GODSENT appeared at the arena of CS:GO in 2016. Best results were achieved by the team last year, taking TOP places in Qi Invitational and European Minor Championship 2017 – Atlanta. Team also managed to show a good quality of gaming in ELEAGUE Major 2017, finishing 9th.
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.