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Grayhound sico: "We are confident going into all our games in Oz" Grayhound sico: "We are confident going into all our games in Oz"

Grayhound sico: "We are confident going into all our games in Oz"

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Grayhound Gaming were 1 map win away from making the playoffs at IEM Sydney 2019, but unfortunately they fell short against Fnatic. This was one of the things Grady talked to sico about, they also touched on what happened to the ICON team and being so close to the playoffs.
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eUnited moose: "They can play majors, we get a revamped team" eUnited moose: "They can play majors, we get a revamped team"

eUnited moose: "They can play majors, we get a revamped team"

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At IEM Sydney, Grady got talk to moose from eUnited. Together they talked about the controversial shake-up between themselves and Swole Patrol, how important qualifiers are to a newer team, and their playstyles within the team.
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Liquid Twistzz: "They’re not going to stay the best forever" Liquid Twistzz: "They’re not going to stay the best forever"

Liquid Twistzz: "They’re not going to stay the best forever"

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While they were still the number 2 team in the world, Grady had a chat to Twistzz from Team Liquid. They talked about what is happening in the North American scene, having a bye in the middle of a tournament and how long it takes him to do his hair.
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BIG tiziaN: "[LEGIJA] took a last minute flight to Sydney" BIG tiziaN: "[LEGIJA] took a last minute flight to Sydney"

BIG tiziaN: "[LEGIJA] took a last minute flight to Sydney"

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Back in May, before the BIG shuffle - pun intended - Grady got the chance to talk to tiziaN about how XANTARES is slotting into the team and group, what they had to do when he couldn't make it to Sydney, and how he got into Counter-Strike.
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NiP Lekr0: "I don’t think you play the major for the prize pool" NiP Lekr0: "I don’t think you play the major for the prize pool"

NiP Lekr0: "I don’t think you play the major for the prize pool"

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Straight after losing the 115 round war against Fnatic at IEM Sydney, Grady got to talk with Lekr0 from Ninjas in Pyjamas. They chatted about the mentality of a long series, what it means to play in a major and how some players like to whine on Twitter.
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ViCi Freeman: "We didn’t prepare a lot" ViCi Freeman: "We didn’t prepare a lot"

ViCi Freeman: "We didn’t prepare a lot"

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Before he joined TyLoo, Grady sat down with ViCi Gaming's Freeman at IEM Sydney 2019 and via a translator they talked about how the different regions play Counter-Strike differently, the team's mentality heading into the tournament and Vertigo.
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Heroic blameF: "I think every team needs a friberg" Heroic blameF: "I think every team needs a friberg"

Heroic blameF: "I think every team needs a friberg"

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Back at IEM Sydney 2019, Grady had the chance to talk to the in-game leader of Heroic, blameF, about a number of things including; playing with friberg, events having third-party qualifying spots and how he got into Heroic via a phone call from peacemaker.
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Renegades Gratisfaction: "Maybe I can hang ornaments from my mustache" Renegades Gratisfaction: "Maybe I can hang ornaments from my mustache"

Renegades Gratisfaction: "Maybe I can hang ornaments from my mustache"

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Grady had a quick chat to fellow Kiwi, Gratisfaction from Renegades at IEM Sydney this year. They talked about what it was like transitioning from Grayhound Gaming to Renegades as well as their miracle run at the Katowice Major.
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SYF zeph: "It’s really good to prove that I’m still able win and beat these top teams" SYF zeph: "It’s really good to prove that I’m still able win and beat these top teams"

SYF zeph: "It’s really good to prove that I’m still able win and beat these top teams"

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Hot off their upset 2-0 victory over Genuine Gaming, Grady sits down with the newly minted player for SYF Gaming, zeph. They talk about what it is like coming in as underdogs, how easy it is to mesh as a team and the process they went through to rebuild the team.
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IEM Chicago 2019 Summary IEM Chicago 2019 Summary

IEM Chicago 2019 Summary

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With IEM Chicago over, and the United Center cleared out, it's time for a summary of the event.
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IEM Chicago: 5 stories to watch IEM Chicago: 5 stories to watch

IEM Chicago: 5 stories to watch

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The Groups have been set, and IEM Chicago 2019 is nearly upon us. With that said, it is time to take a look at some of the story-lines that will be on display.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL One Cologne CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL One Cologne

CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL One Cologne

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Team Liquid took out ESL One Cologne 2019 after a hard-fought battle against the French side of Vitality. This win let them take home $1,000,000 and become the second Intel Grand Slam winner, but what did it do for their tier ranking?
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Vitality ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Vitality

ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Vitality

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Finally, the fantastic French phenomenon of Vitality rounds out our series. We look at some of the best players on the team, their important stats, and how they have been playing just before ESL One Cologne.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - FURIA ESL One Cologne Preview - FURIA

ESL One Cologne Preview - FURIA

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The series marches on, this time to follow the upstart Brazilian squad, FURIA. Jamie takes a look at their form coming into ESL One Cologne, as well as some highlight players and ones to keep an eye on.
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NRG Ethan: "I feel like I’ve definitely matured more as a player over the years" NRG Ethan: "I feel like I’ve definitely matured more as a player over the years"

NRG Ethan: "I feel like I’ve definitely matured more as a player over the years"

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Grady had a quick chat with the young-gun from NRG Esports, Ethan. They hit all of the hard topics including; starting off as a young player and maturing, what it was like to add tarik to the roster, and what it is like to play in front of a loud crowd.
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mousesports chrisJ: "I still tried to see it as a job in situations like that" mousesports chrisJ: "I still tried to see it as a job in situations like that"

mousesports chrisJ: "I still tried to see it as a job in situations like that"

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Back at IEM Sydney this year Grady got the chance to sit down with chrisJ from mousesports, just as that lineup was beginning. They talked about always being the villains with the crowd, seeing the numerous mousesports rosters grow and the importance of the player break.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Liquid ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Liquid

ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Liquid

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Starting the second half of our previews, we have the current top team, Liquid. Since Katowice, Team Liquid has looked nearly unstoppable. They have won 3 of the required 4 tournaments of the Intel Grand Slam.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - ENCE ESL One Cologne Preview - ENCE

ESL One Cologne Preview - ENCE

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The next team in our series is the people's champion, ENCE. Made up of the best 5 Finnish players in Counter-Strike, they have made quite a splash recently - but can they continue on their trip to the top? or will the bubble burst?
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Natus Vincere ESL One Cologne Preview - Natus Vincere

ESL One Cologne Preview - Natus Vincere

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We continue the series going to our unknown among the top teams, Natus Vincere. For the first time since 2013, NaVi will be without Edward, instead replacing him with Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov, the 20 year old Russian previously of Winstrike.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Astralis ESL One Cologne Preview - Astralis

ESL One Cologne Preview - Astralis

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This series will look at some of the teams of ESL One Cologne, their performance since the Katowice Major, important stats, and things to watch in Cologne.
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