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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018
June 11, 2018
MVP PK have defeated Signature 2-0 (16-12 on Inferno and 16-10 on Train) at the APAC Regional Finals to earn their slot at the $300,000 event in August.
ANALYSIS
The Regionals Finals tournament took place in Taipei, Taiwan, featuring eight teams in attendance in a single-elimination bracket for one spot at the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 Grand Finals. MVP PK kicked off the grand final against Signature on Inferno, where the Koreans put together an impressive 11-round CT side. However, the teams switched, and so the did momentum for Signature, who managed to even things at 12-12, but the Koreans were able to break the streak and win the remaining four to take the series lead. Train followed, where MVP PK once again had a strong start on the CT-side, but Signature once again fought back in the second half. To no avail, Signature fell short once again as MVP PK regained control to sweep the series on Train to punch their ticket to Hong Kong.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for ESL One Cologne
June 7, 2018
ENCE have booked their spot at ESL One Cologne after defeating Spirit 2-0 in the grand final of GG.BET Majestic.
ANALYSIS
The grand final kicked off on ENCE's map pick, Mirage, with Spirit claiming the T-pistol. The Finnish team then marched through the first half only to lose one more rounds before finishing the map with a 16-3 victory. Spirit came out red-hot in their map pick, Cache, and secured a 5-0 lead after prevailing their T-side pistol. ENCE made up some ground against Spirit, but it wasn't enough to rattle the Russians for an 11-4 half. However, in the second half, the Finns responded in desperate measures and began chopping away at Spirit's lead to tie 12-12 eventually. Spirit came back and reach map point, but to no avail, ENCE forced overtime where the Finns then secured their spot at ESL One Cologne in double-overtime, 22-18.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Joins ESL One New York team list
June 7, 2018
Fnatic have been invited to compete at ESL One New York, the event's organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
The back-to-back IEM Katowice and WESG 2017 World champions are the fourth team confirmed for the tournament, which is set to start September 26-30 at the Barclays Center and will have $250,000 on the line. Fnatic returns to New York after skipping the annual event last year, and before that the Swedes went out in the Swiss stage, with coach Jumpy being the only remaining member of that team. Two more invitees remain as two other spots will go to the qualifiers that have yet to be announced.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to ZOTAC Cup Masters
June 6, 2018
The Chinese organization has been invited to participate in the $300,000 tournament, the event's organizers revealed.
ANALYSIS
TyLoo recently had a rough attendance at StarSeries i-League Season 5 with AE as a stand-in, dropping out of the Swiss stage with a 1-3 record. Following TyLoo's invite, there are only three spots invites left to be announced, alongside the remaining ZOTAC Regional Finals. ZOTAC Cup Masters will take place from August 24-26 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at Moche XL Esports
June 2, 2018
Quantum Bellator Fire have secured the final invite to Moche XL Esports, the event's organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
QB.Fire is the fifth and final team invited to the Portuguese event, joining Tempo Storm, HellRaisers, and SK. This will be the first international competition for QB.Fire since the WCA Finals, where they finished in third place. Moche XL Esports will have $50,00 on the line with the event being held at the Altice Arena, in Lisbon, on June 9-10.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to ESL One New York
June 2, 2018
mousesports have been confirmed to compete at ESL One New York, the event's organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
mousesports will be joining FaZe and Liquid, who replace Cloud9 at the tournament as tarik team opted to travel to BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, which clashes with ESL One New York. This will be mousesports first appearance at the North American event as the German-based team will have a packed September as the team is expected to attend DreamHack Masters Stockholm as well as the FACEIT Major as Legends. ESL One New York is set to return to Brooklyn's Barclays Center from September 26-20 with $250,000 on the line.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Rounds out GG.BET Majestic team list
June 2, 2018
AVANGAR will be replacing either North or Gambit in the upcoming event, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
AVANGAR will take part in GG.BET Majestic after North and Gambit pulled out of the event after booking their spots at ESL One Cologne via the regular online qualifiers. AVANGAR are currently in action at StarSeries i-League Season 5, where the team finished 9-11th, and will now participate for the final berth to ESL One Cologne. GG.BET Majestic is set to start on Juna 5-6 at the Cyberspace Arena, in Moscow.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed for GG.BET Majestic
June 2, 2018
ENCE will be replacing North and or Gambit for the upcoming event, the event's organizers have revealed, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
This will be the first offline event for the new ENCE team, who had finished fourth in the European qualifier for GG.BET Majestic. ENCE will replace North as neither Team EnVyUs nor AGO could fill in the void due to personal reasons from both sides. GG.BET Majestic is set to take place June 5-6 at the Cyberspace Arena, in Moscow, with the winner claiming the final slot to ESL One Cologne.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for Americas Minor
June 1, 2018
FURIA have defeated YeaH! 2-1 in the grand final of the South American qualifier to book a spot in the Americas Minor.
ANALYSIS
FURIA dished YeaH! in three-maps: Train, Inferno, and Mirage to qualify for a spot at the Americas Minor leading up to the FACEIT Major. FURIA dropped only one map in the opening best-of-three on Train, where YeaH! barely escaped FURIA to take the series lead. However, FURIA came back with a vengeance and secured the remaining two maps convincingly. FURIA will join Nao Tem Como as the first two teams confirmed for the Americas Minor, which will run from July 7-11 at the Twickenham Stadium, in London.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for GG.BET Majestic
May 30, 2018
Spirit has defeated AVANGAR 2-0 in the grand final of the GG.BET Majestic CIS Closed Qualifier.
ANALYSIS
The grand final kicked off on AVANGAR's map pick, Mirage, which saw Spirit dominate the first half 14-1, before eventually pressing on to secure the series lead with a 16-2 win. One-Sided first half on Dust2 featured Spirit right from the get-go to ensure the 12-3 half. Spirit then went on to secure the map with a 16-6 defensive second half to secure their spot at GG.BET Majestic, where a slot at ESL One Cologne will be on the line.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for Asia Minor over Devious
May 30, 2018
Signature has defeated Devious across Mirage and Overpass to secure their spot at the Asia Minor Championship.
ANALYSIS
The grand final kicked off on Mirage that saw Signature take the first half with a commanding 12-3 defensive lead going into the second. Devious got the better start in the second half but could not finish as Signature picked up their four rounds to take the series lead. Overpass saw Devious get the better half on the defensive side; however, Signature turned things around in the second half with a defense of their own to punch their ticket to the Asia Minor.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for Asia Minor Championship
May 30, 2018
5POWER have punched their ticket to the Asia Minor after defeating B.O.O.T-d[S] 2-1 in India, Pakistan, and SEA Open Qualifier grand final.
ANALYSIS
The grand final kicked off on Mirage, where B.O.O.T-d[S] topped the offensive first half, but in the second half, 5POWER's offense was far more superior to take the 16-13 win for a series lead. 5POWER continued their momentum into Cache where the Chinese lunged for an 11-4 half. However, 5POWER could not follow up in the second half as B.O.O.T-d[S] won twelves out of thirteen rounds to even the series 1-1. The decider came down to Inferno where the two sides both saw lopsided halves that resulted in overtime. The overtime rounds could not establish a winner until the third round where 5POWER finally put a nail in the coffin to secure their ticket to the Asia Minor.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for Asia Minor
May 30, 2018
Tainted Minds have defeated POP4ZITS 2-0 in the grand final to qualify for the Asia Minor Championship.
ANALYSIS
Tainted Minds went head-to-head against POP4ZITS in the grand final of the Oceania Open Qualifier, where the Aussie's emerged victorious across Dust2 and Overpass. The series kicked off on the classic Dust2, where the toss-n-turn first half ended up to POP4ZITS 9-6 half. From there, the second half was all Tainted Minds' men holding the line to edge the series lead 16-14. The series then moved to Overpass as the first half saw the remainder of Tainted Mind's wrath on the CT-side for an 11-4 half, before winning five straight to punch their ticket to the Asia Minor Championship.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at BLAST Pro Series; pulls out of ESL One NY
May 29, 2018
The North American organization has pulled out of ESL One New York to attend BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, ESL revealed.
ANALYSIS
Back in March, Cloud9 were announced to attend BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, but the recent date change then saw the tournament moved to a date in September that overlapped with ESL One New York. Cloud9 decided to pull out of ESL One New York, despite already receiving the second invite -- a decision that will cost the team a portion of their prize money at the next ESL one event that they compete, ESL stated in the official announcement. With Cloud9 confirming as the fifth attendee, there now only remains only spot left for BLAST Pro Series Istanbul.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Will replace Cloud9 at ESL One New York
May 29, 2018
Team Liquid will be traveling to ESL One New York after taking Cloud9's spot for the event in September, ESL revealed.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as Cloud9 pulled out of ESL One New York to attend BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, due to the new dates overlapping with ESL One New York. A trending upward Team Liquid will be getting the slot to the Big Apple as they recently finished runners-up to Astralis at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas, Texas. Only two out of the eight teams have been confirmed for ESL One New York, which is set to start September 28-29.