Operation Shattered Web - Week 13 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 13 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 13 Challenges

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"Pump Up The Volume" - It is time to get loud as Valve's next set of missions for Operation Shattered Web focuses on making noise. We have Negev kills, M249 kills, breach charges, and just a casual 200 kills in DeathMatch...amoung others.
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IEM Melbourne officially announced for August incl. ticket details and prices IEM Melbourne officially announced for August incl. ticket details and prices

IEM Melbourne officially announced for August incl. ticket details and prices

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Today ESL announced that IEM Melbourne will be replacing the yearly Sydney event for 2020. The event will be held in conjunction with the Melbourne Esports Open (MEO) and we have all the details about how tickets will work for both events (incl. prices and sale dates) as well as arena locations.
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5 things FLASHPOINT can learn from the WWE 5 things FLASHPOINT can learn from the WWE

5 things FLASHPOINT can learn from the WWE

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When FLASHPOINT was announcing their CSGO league, they said they wanted to "take inspiration from UFC and WWE". The worlds of esports and professional wrestling already have some overlap, but we look at five things that FLASHPOINT could learn from the WWE.
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'B Site' league called FLASHPOINT; announces the Teams, Talent, Format, and more! 'B Site' league called FLASHPOINT; announces the Teams, Talent, Format, and more!

'B Site' league called FLASHPOINT; announces the Teams, Talent, Format, and more!

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Details were trickling out, but now FACEIT have announced their new CSGO League, codenamed 'B Site', as FLASHPOINT. The announcement included the first set of teams participating, the full format, prize money, talent, and that fact the production will "take inspiration from UFC and WWE".
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 12 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 12 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 12 Challenges

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"Maximum Impact" - There is a real mix of mission this week in Operation Shattered Web. We have some about getting MVP awawrds in Competitive, one about kill-streaks in Casual, and one about getting a single kill with the Glock...
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 11 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 11 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 11 Challenges

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"A Dry Heat" - It is time for everyone to jump into their two favorite maps that look like they are very hot; Mirage and Dust II (including Shortdust). Get some wins in Wingman, kills in Deathmatch, utility damage in Casual and a bunch more.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 10 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 10 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 10 Challenges

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"Raw Athleticism" - We are almost finished with this operation, but the challenges keep coming out. This weeks we have to get Knife Kills in Arms Race, Utility Damage in Competitive, Aces in Wingman, Default Pistol Kills in Deathmatch, and more.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 9 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 9 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 9 Challenges

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"Just Having a Good Day" - It is time to hit some nutty shots as this weeks Operation Shattered Web missions all focus on headshots in Guardian, Wingman, and Casual as well as MVPs in Competitive, placing well in Danger Zone, and kill-streaks in Deathmatch.
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OpTic RUSH: "Communication is what [hazed] improved the most for us" OpTic RUSH: "Communication is what [hazed] improved the most for us"

OpTic RUSH: "Communication is what [hazed] improved the most for us"

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From the Vault - IEM Sydney 2017. It was Grady's first event as a journalist and he had the chance to talk to RUSH, who was on OpTic Gaming at that point. They talked about hazed as both a player and coach, their first outing in front of the Australian crowd, and OpTic's uncertain future.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 8 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 8 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 8 Challenges

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"Italian Job" - It is the eighth week of Operation Shattered Web now and we are focusing on a set of maps with similar aesthetics; Canals, Inferno, and Italy.
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IEM Katowice 2020 invites and Closed Qualifiers teams announced IEM Katowice 2020 invites and Closed Qualifiers teams announced

IEM Katowice 2020 invites and Closed Qualifiers teams announced

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Today IEM released a bunch of information about the IEM Katowice 2020 event in February including all of the direct invites and all of the invites for the regional Closed Qualifiers in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania.
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Unconfirmed: ORDER to pick up Rickeh Unconfirmed: ORDER to pick up Rickeh

Unconfirmed: ORDER to pick up Rickeh

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The following article is unconfirmed and the combination of facts and observations. Following on from the fact that Hatz has left, possibly for Renegades (see our other article), that leaves an empty spot on ORDER that needs to be filled.
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Unconfirmed: Renegades to replace DickStacy with Hatz Unconfirmed: Renegades to replace DickStacy with Hatz

Unconfirmed: Renegades to replace DickStacy with Hatz

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The following article is unconfirmed and the combination of facts and observations. What we do know is that Hatz has left ORDER - that has been announced by both the organization and Hatz himself - and that there has been movements in the Renegades camp to indicate that might be where he is heading.
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juliano and the squad leave Besiktas and add mimi juliano and the squad leave Besiktas and add mimi

juliano and the squad leave Besiktas and add mimi

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Juliano kicked off 2020 with an announcement that her team would no longer be representing Beşiktaş Esports and are now free agents with no contract. This wasn't the only announcement as she also let us know that mimi from Copenhagen Flames Fe would be joining them.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 7 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 7 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 7 Challenges

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"Hot Shot" - It might be a new year, but it is the same old Counter-Strike. Operation Shattered Web is still ongoing and we have all the week 7 challenges focusing on flashy deagle, headshot, and no-scope kills.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 6 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 6 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 6 Challenges

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"Money Isn't Everything" - It is Christmas time and Happy Holidays to all, but we have some missions to do! The sixth week of missions for Operation Shattered Web is out and will test us with challenges related to money.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 5 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 5 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 5 Challenges

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"Field Trip" - It is that time of the week for Valve to drop 6 new challenges on us. It might be the holiday season, but Operation Shattered Web isn't taking any time off. Befriend some chickens, fly with a parachute, and gets kills with a bunch of different weapons.
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All ESL Pro Tour event locations and dates leaked All ESL Pro Tour event locations and dates leaked

All ESL Pro Tour event locations and dates leaked

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Thanks to a hidden image on the ESL Pro Tour website and a few extra pieces of hidden information, we know the locations for every single ESL Pro Tour event in 2020. Images, proof, and all of the details are inside!
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Did we figure out the entire ESL Pro Tour schedule? Did we figure out the entire ESL Pro Tour schedule?

Did we figure out the entire ESL Pro Tour schedule?

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Back in September, ESL announced their Pro Tour with a bunch of information and fancy graphics, but with recent announcements like DreamHack Masters Jönköping and the entire Dreamhack Open circuit - we think we have figured out what every single one of the 2020 events is!
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DreamHack Summer is now DreamHack Masters Jönköping DreamHack Summer is now DreamHack Masters Jönköping

DreamHack Summer is now DreamHack Masters Jönköping

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Dreamhack Open Summer was missing in yesterdays announcement of all the DreamHack Open CSGO tournaments for next year and now we know why - DreamHack Masters Jönköping 2020 will be taking it's place on the calendar.
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