The chosen one makes it happen: Neo leads VP to E-League victory – Tournaments galore – CSGO Betting story update

VPs only recent win was a minor invite-only tournament hosted by Starladder without a lot of the top teams beating NaVi in the final, so nobody took them as a serious contender for the top spot, and indeed, with the Luminosity/SK-Gaming disqualification, the current best team of the world had to leave after a decision at the green table rather than the field of glory. But the heavy hitters of NaVi and fnatic were next in line for the title? Simply put: No. Currently there is quite the gap between SK and the rest. Both NaVi and fnatic, even NiP have the occasional outstanding performance, yet noone holds a candle to SKs ability to put up consistent first class performances. Enter VP. Their run to the title was solid, TaZ being liberated from the leader role making an impact, byali and snax carrying the water whenever TaZ failed, Neo all the while fragging and leading his team to victory with good strategical decisions aswell as a solid shooting performance.

Currently a massive increase in t2 – t4 tournaments can be witnessed within the CSGO scene, which attracts a healthy amount of teams to play for them. It is no longer the case, that you see the same faces over and over again, well, you do, but there are new faces in between now. Skylla, Operation Kinguin, rising stars europe, asus friday night bash and a load of other service providers, (more…)

Movie highlights from the MG derby

Thought these videos deserved some more promotion. First video made by Benzen and the last two is made by SamZ. Don’t think I’ve seen such high movie production in MG before. 😀

Highlights from all the races – Benzen

Highlights (mixed with music) from races 1 – 4 – SamZ

Highlights (AWESOME MULTI-CAMS!) from races 5-7 – SamZ

the Results are in and what else?

the old an new Major Champions are the guys from Brazil: former Luminosity, now SK Gaming roster FalleN, coldzera, fer, fnx, and Taco bestet Liquid in a bo3 with a dominant 2:0 (16:7 , 16:6 on train and cobblestone) in Cologne.  G2 actually managed to beat SK Gaming recently in the final of the ECS in London, yet in Cologne they disappointingly went out 13-16th. Noteworthy is the fact that Gambit, Flipside, NaVi and VP managed to go into the top 8 leaving behind well accomplished teams like NiP (who continously held a spot among the top 8 at majors), EnVyUs and some teams that have had good form like Faze, dignitas and mousesports. Flipsides markeloff seems to have a 2nd spring and was contributing heavily to his teams success to gain a top 8 spot.  Astralis and fnatic came with solid performances, ever so dangerous and hard to beat.

Up next is the Dreamhack Valencia, which will be held in this very month, later this year, we will have the ESL One New York aswell as the IEM Masters Oakland, Dreamhack Bucharest, the ESL Pro League finals in Sao Paulo and to close it all out the Dreamhack Winter, which probably will be the last Major event this year in late November. Plenty of action to keep going.

Important to note is the current unraveling of the CSGO Gambling scandals:
Mohammed “mOE” Assad first made the news by faking wins when getting the blockchain by his sponsor in advance to replenish his account instead of fully disclosing he is playing with the houses money and this is the way they chose to reimburse. The Blockchain method ensures cheatfree gambling and if you have it, you can predict all the future outcomes of the game. Instead of just crediting his account with a certain amount of money, they chose to fake wins in order to make it more exciting for the viewers and intice them into gambling aswell. (more…)