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Astralis wins the CS:GO Pro League in Europe

Despite complicated times, Astralis won the twelfth edition of the European ESL Pro League. The win is vindication for the best team in the world, after critics questioned the viability of a 7-player roster model.

ESIC bans 37 Counter-Strike coaches for exploiting coaching bug

In a move set to shake up the scene, the Esports Integrity Commission have announced the suspensions of 37 coaches from all over the world. The reason: exploiting a bug that allowed them to cheat, leading to a wave of temporary exclusions from the biggest tournaments in Counter-Strike.

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ALEX becomes Cloud9's CS:GO captain and first signing

In a huge coup for the North American organization, Cloud 9 have signed Alex "ALEX" McMeekin from Team Vitality to assume the role of captain and in-game leader of their rebuilt CS:GO roster.

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ESL One Rio Major 2020 cancelled

Originally scheduled for May 11-14, then postponed to November, the ESL One Rio Major 2020 has now been cancelled. The $2m tournament becomes the latest in a long line to be affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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HenryG becomes Cloud9 General Manager

After a six-year career as a widely respected commentator, Henry 'HenryG' Greer has hung up the mic for a new role in reshaping Cloud9's CS:GO operations.

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"I live for playing in front of a crowd" — Finn “karrigan” Andersen

Finn Andersen has played Counter-Strike competitively for more than 15 years. Having represented some of the biggest orgs in the scene — Fnatic, Astralis, FaZe Clan — he currently plies his trade in mousesports. The 30-year old Dane has seen it all, but Covid-19 has caught him off-guard

CSPPA Unveil New Ranking System

Although there are almost as many systems for ranking CS:GO teams as there are players, the CSPPA unveiled it's own unique ranking format last weekend. This new system calculates its rankings differently to other ranking formats.

Counter-Strike: BLAST end partnership with NEOM

Although it was only announced on July 28th, BLAST's partnership with NEOM, the Saudi futuristic megacity project, has been come to an end. This decision comes off the back of widespread criticism and protests from CS:GO's competitive scene.

Counter-Strike: FaZe Clan Recruits Kjaerbye

With Olofmeister still inactive, FaZe Clan have acquired Kjaerbye to round out their 5-man roster. The Danish player was best known for his time on Astralis and North and is returning from a short medical break.

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