Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: PGL Major Antwerp 2022

Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: PGL Major Antwerp 2022

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The Esports Kingdom team
We just had the first CSGO Major of 2022 and it feels like this is the perfect time for the next edition of our tier rankings. The top spots are bloated, the number one spot is up for contention, and some new debut teams are breaking in high up the charts...
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ESL Pro League Season 15 Quarterfinalists ESL Pro League Season 15 Quarterfinalists

ESL Pro League Season 15 Quarterfinalists

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
After four groups of play, the field of competition at the ESL Pro League had thinned down to 12. Another round of play saw four more squads eliminated as we said goodbye to Heroic, Fnatic, Entropiq and Players in the Round of 12.
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America Fights for Survival and The Danes Double Up: EPL Playoff Preview America Fights for Survival and The Danes Double Up: EPL Playoff Preview

America Fights for Survival and The Danes Double Up: EPL Playoff Preview

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
The ESL Pro League playoffs began yesterday, with ENCE taking down Fnatic in convincing 2-0 fashion and FaZe Clan edging out Players in a three-map affair. On day two, more Round of 12 action will occur with Heroic taking on Team Liquid and Entropiq squaring off against Astralis.
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FaZe faces elimination and Fnatic write their Cinderella story: EPL Playoff Preview FaZe faces elimination and Fnatic write their Cinderella story: EPL Playoff Preview

FaZe faces elimination and Fnatic write their Cinderella story: EPL Playoff Preview

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
After four weeks of competition, the field of teams at ESL Pro League Season 15 has thinned from 24 to 12. The playoffs begin today, with the Round of 12 pitting the second and third seeded teams from each group against one-another. The first day of competition will open with ENCE taking on Fnatic in a best-of-three series, followed by FaZe Clan in action against Players.
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G2 NiKo at IEM Katowice: "We are still very aware it could go wrong" G2 NiKo at IEM Katowice: "We are still very aware it could go wrong"

G2 NiKo at IEM Katowice: "We are still very aware it could go wrong"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
Recently G2 Esports added young prodigy m0NESY to the squad and looked to make an impact at IEM Katowice in their first big tournament together. We take a look at how they are doing, where they go from here, and what NiKo thinks about the pressure of competing with a new roster.
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FURIA arT at IEM Katowice: "We are very close to the top 5 teams" FURIA arT at IEM Katowice: "We are very close to the top 5 teams"

FURIA arT at IEM Katowice: "We are very close to the top 5 teams"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
We haven't seen them for awhile, but FURIA is coming out swinging at IEM Katowice with a huge win over Astralis - but how much further can they make it? We take a look at that as question arT as to FURIA's position amoungst the top teams.
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Liquid nitr0 at IEM Katowice: "It's been a learning experience for sure" Liquid nitr0 at IEM Katowice: "It's been a learning experience for sure"

Liquid nitr0 at IEM Katowice: "It's been a learning experience for sure"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
It was a rough start for Team Liquid, but is kind of expected given the reshuffle that just occurred, changing the entire makeup of the team coming into IEM Katowice. Also featuring nitr0 talking about his return to CSGO from VALORANT.
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NaVi s1mple at IEM Katowice: "It was hard to get back" NaVi s1mple at IEM Katowice: "It was hard to get back"

NaVi s1mple at IEM Katowice: "It was hard to get back"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
IEM Katowice is well into the group stage now and we take a look at Natus Vincere and their prospects in advancing in the tournament. We also had a quick chat to s1mple about returning to form after the player break that was so long.
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VirtusPro YEKINDAR at IEM Katowice: "Already our potential is rising up" VirtusPro YEKINDAR at IEM Katowice: "Already our potential is rising up"

VirtusPro YEKINDAR at IEM Katowice: "Already our potential is rising up"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
We talk to YEKINDAR about Virtus.Pro's potential as a team now with FL1T on the squad, before looking ahead to their tournament path that lay in front of them and their chances of getting to the grand finals and hoisting the trophy up.
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Vitality dupreeh at IEM Katowice: "There is still a ton of work in front of us" Vitality dupreeh at IEM Katowice: "There is still a ton of work in front of us"

Vitality dupreeh at IEM Katowice: "There is still a ton of work in front of us"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
They won their first match, but what is the future for Team Vitality at IEM Katowice and can they take the trophy? We take a look and also talk to dupreeh about his experience in the team so far.
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Gambit H0bbit at IEM Katowice: "It's a big dream to play Katowice" Gambit H0bbit at IEM Katowice: "It's a big dream to play Katowice"

Gambit H0bbit at IEM Katowice: "It's a big dream to play Katowice"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
They were once the number one team in the world, Gambit are trying to reclaim that spot here at IEM Katowice and we take a look at their chances. We also look forward to their tournament journey and see if the odds are in their favour or not.
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Heroic TeSeS at IEM Katowice: "We are going to show up to Katowice" Heroic TeSeS at IEM Katowice: "We are going to show up to Katowice"

Heroic TeSeS at IEM Katowice: "We are going to show up to Katowice"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
It is time for the Group Stage of IEM Katowice and we got some time to talk to TeSeS about their end of season results last year and what they are expecting coming into 2022 - then Josh takes a look at their prospects in the Group Stage.
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ENCE Spinx at IEM Katowice: "We did a lot of work, we are pretty prepared" ENCE Spinx at IEM Katowice: "We did a lot of work, we are pretty prepared"

ENCE Spinx at IEM Katowice: "We did a lot of work, we are pretty prepared"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
It has been a mid start for ENCE as they take a win and a lose, now they must play for their tournament life in the lower bracket. We talk to Spinx about the new lineup and the preparation that they had coming into this tournament and look at their chances going forward.
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Astralis blameF at IEM Katowice: "It was weird at the beginning" Astralis blameF at IEM Katowice: "It was weird at the beginning"

Astralis blameF at IEM Katowice: "It was weird at the beginning"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
Astralis have had to undergo a massive rebuild after they lost a good chunk of their roster and blameF was a massive part of it. We talk to him about switching off the IGL role and then take a look at their future prospects as they adventure into the group stages of IEM Katowice.
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OG nexa at IEM Katowice: "I don't think the win was so important" OG nexa at IEM Katowice: "I don't think the win was so important"

OG nexa at IEM Katowice: "I don't think the win was so important"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
A win at BLAST cemented them as a top contender, but what have OG shown so far at IEM Katowice and where will they go? We talk to nexa about how much that win meant (or didn't mean) to their momentum here in Poland.
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Fnatic KRIMZ at IEM Katowice: "It's getting better and better" Fnatic KRIMZ at IEM Katowice: "It's getting better and better"

Fnatic KRIMZ at IEM Katowice: "It's getting better and better"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
It was a scary start at IEM Katowice 2022 for Fnatic with an early loss, but they managed to claw it back and keep their dreams alive. We talk to KRIMZ about what the new roster has been like and if the transition is easy or not, then take a look at their future in the tournament.
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MOUZ dexter at IEM Katowice: "We've had a good dynamic" MOUZ dexter at IEM Katowice: "We've had a good dynamic"

MOUZ dexter at IEM Katowice: "We've had a good dynamic"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
In Poland, MOUZ has had a fair few shake-ups, so we take a look at their performance after day one in their opening two matches and the future prospects with the opponents lined up for them. We also talk to dexter about this lineup and how it is working from the inside.
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NiP es3tag at IEM Katowice: "I'm probably excelling like 300% extra" NiP es3tag at IEM Katowice: "I'm probably excelling like 300% extra"

NiP es3tag at IEM Katowice: "I'm probably excelling like 300% extra"

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Joshua "SUPER__FRESH" Treadway
During IEM Katowice 2022 we got the time to talk to es3tag about how he is fitting into the Ninjas in Pyjamas system. We also take a look at how well they have done so far and what the team's chances are of progressing farther at the tournament.
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Operation Riptide - Week 16 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 16 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 16 Challenges

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Grady Hooker
"Riptide!" - It has been 16 long weeks and Operation Riptide is coming to a close now. We get one last chance to earn stars and spend them before it all disappears with some Competitive in Basalt, Guardian in County, and some kills in Deathmatch.
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Operation Riptide - Week 15 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 15 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 15 Challenges

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Grady Hooker
"Barrier Reef" - It is the second to last week now and things are starting to wind down, but not without a trip to Extraction for some Heavy Weapon Kills and some fun in the Arms Race gamemode.
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