Road to the Major - Renegades Road to the Major - Renegades

Road to the Major - Renegades

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We continue the Road to the Major series with Renegades. This team qualified through the Asia Minor Championship and has had the same roster since February of this year.
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Road to the Major - TyLoo Road to the Major - TyLoo

Road to the Major - TyLoo

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The start of the Road to the Major series begins with Chinese org TyLoo. They are the kings of the Chinese scene, however their international success has been limited at best. The current roster, which has been together since January 18th of this year, is as follows:
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IEM Chicago announced - Invites, Dates and On-Air Talent IEM Chicago announced - Invites, Dates and On-Air Talent

IEM Chicago announced - Invites, Dates and On-Air Talent

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After rumors circulating this week about IEM Oakland being replaced with IEM Chicago for 2018, this morning ESL came out and made the announcement along with 8 of the 10 invited teams, all the on-air talent and the dates.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: ELEAGUE Premier & IEM Shanghai CSGO Tier Rankings: ELEAGUE Premier & IEM Shanghai

CSGO Tier Rankings: ELEAGUE Premier & IEM Shanghai

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ELEAGUE Premier saw 8 of the top teams in the Counter-Strike world go head-to-head and nothing out of the ordinary happened, so we delayed our rankings until after the next big tournament. Then IEM Shanghai just ended and again nothing shocked us or shook up the rankings.
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Australia Esports Federation announce CS:GO Season 1 tournament Australia Esports Federation announce CS:GO Season 1 tournament

Australia Esports Federation announce CS:GO Season 1 tournament

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The Australia Esports Federation (AEF) announced they will be running their first ever Counter-Strike tournament. The AEF are known around Australia for their DOTA 2 tournaments, but are looking to the Oceanic region for CSGO players to compete.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: FACEIT London Minors & DreamHack Valencia CSGO Tier Rankings: FACEIT London Minors & DreamHack Valencia

CSGO Tier Rankings: FACEIT London Minors & DreamHack Valencia

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After a long stretch we now know which eight teams will be heading to London for the FACEIT Major from the CIS, Europe, Americas and Asia minors. We also know that North took out DreamHack Valencia after a tight final battle against underdogs Luminosity Gaming.
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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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One of the biggest tournaments of the year, ESL One Cologne has just ended and that means an update to our tier rankings with some massive shake-ups from the unexpected results in the Cathedral of Counter-Strike. There is also a bunch of smaller qualifiers and tournaments to take into account.
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MiBR sign ex-SK Gaming and other changes (9 June - 23 June) MiBR sign ex-SK Gaming and other changes (9 June - 23 June)

MiBR sign ex-SK Gaming and other changes (9 June - 23 June)

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We're reviving an old column in light of this year's rather volatile roster changes. This will be done weekly, but only in weeks where relevant roster changes have taken place. This week's installment will be a special covering the last 2 weeks.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL Belo Horizonte, CSGO Asia Champs & DreamHack Summer CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL Belo Horizonte, CSGO Asia Champs & DreamHack Summer

CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL Belo Horizonte, CSGO Asia Champs & DreamHack Summer

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It was a big weekend of Counter-Strike with three huge top-tier LANs all going on at once. We had ESL over in Belo Horizonte, Perfect World in Asia for the CSGO Asia Championships and DreamHack in Jönköping for DreamHack Open Summer 2018 - so there has been a lot of movement on our tier rankings.
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GODSENT Roster Sold to Red Reserve GODSENT Roster Sold to Red Reserve

GODSENT Roster Sold to Red Reserve

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Red Reserve, a team that dissolved their previous roster last month, has purchased the entire roster of GODSENT. The team was being sold by owners Markus Wallsten and Tomas Oropesa. RFRSH Entertainment, while not owners, operated and managed the team for the pair of owners.
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CZ-75, M4A1-S, Mirage and Canals changed in new CSGO update CZ-75, M4A1-S, Mirage and Canals changed in new CSGO update

CZ-75, M4A1-S, Mirage and Canals changed in new CSGO update

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Just now a new update dropped for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that contains changes to both the CZ-75 and M4A1-S weapons, as well as changes for the Mirage and Canals maps.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: ECS Season 5 & Moche XL Esports CSGO Tier Rankings: ECS Season 5 & Moche XL Esports

CSGO Tier Rankings: ECS Season 5 & Moche XL Esports

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This past week included two tournaments that had top teams; the ECS Season 5 Finals with the top four teams from each of the EU and NA conferences going head-to-head and a smaller tournament held in Lisbon called Moche XL Esports that featured HellRaisers and SK Gaming as well as major legends Quantum Bellator Fire.
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IEM Sydney online viewership up 75% IEM Sydney online viewership up 75%

IEM Sydney online viewership up 75%

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ESL have announced that IEM Sydney's online viewership has seen a massive increase of 75% from last year with 13.5 million unique viewers tuning in and that over 7,500 people attended the live event each day.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries i-League & DreamHack Austin CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries i-League & DreamHack Austin

CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries i-League & DreamHack Austin

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This is the first in what will become a regular segment on Esports Kingdom. Grady and James get together after every major LAN and instead of ranking the teams based on their recent performance, they place their top 30 teams into tiers with other teams at their skill-level.
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Gfinity Elite Series AU CSGO kicks off this weekend Gfinity Elite Series AU CSGO kicks off this weekend

Gfinity Elite Series AU CSGO kicks off this weekend

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This weekend is the first round of play for the brand new Gfinity Elite Series AU league. It will be streamed live on Twitch each weekend for 6 weeks from the Gfinity Arena in Sydney with 6 of the top Australian teams going head-to-head each week. First up, lets look at the six teams that you see play in the league.
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Astralis Magisk: "There is no reason to fix something that is not broken" Astralis Magisk: "There is no reason to fix something that is not broken"

Astralis Magisk: "There is no reason to fix something that is not broken"

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Esport Kingdom's first interview from Dallas came with Astralis' Emil "Magisk" Reif. James Wert sat down with him on Friday to ask a few short questions. Astralis qualified for the Semifinals by winning the Upper Bracket Final in Group Red over Team Liquid on Day 3 of Groups.
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Legacy LONS: "I think [Grayhound] are better than Renegades to be honest" Legacy LONS: "I think [Grayhound] are better than Renegades to be honest"

Legacy LONS: "I think [Grayhound] are better than Renegades to be honest"

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They were a last minute invite but Legacy's Kiwi boy LONS took some time to talk to us. We chatted about being from New Zealand, getting to scrim against the international teams after the tournament and the best teams in the Australian scene right now.
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SK boltz: "I know I am not playing the best I can" SK boltz: "I know I am not playing the best I can"

SK boltz: "I know I am not playing the best I can"

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After a disappointing result at IEM Sydney, SK Gaming's player boltz talks to us about the surprise that was the Australian teams, the internet hate directed towards him and adapting to Stewie2K and using English for the calls.
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MVP XigN: "I realized that strategy and tactics were not everything" MVP XigN: "I realized that strategy and tactics were not everything"

MVP XigN: "I realized that strategy and tactics were not everything"

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MVP PK attended IEM Sydney and were heading to Dallas for ESL Pro League right after, but we got some time with XigN and with the help of MPV's coach termi were able to have a short interview.
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Astralis Magisk: "Our map pool is probably the best in the world right now" Astralis Magisk: "Our map pool is probably the best in the world right now"

Astralis Magisk: "Our map pool is probably the best in the world right now"

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Fresh off their IEM Sydney dominance and just before their semifinal against mousesports we got to talk to Astralis' MVP of the tournament, Magisk. We chat about; coming into a top team, Astralis' current wave of momentum and their huge map pool.
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