EPL Day 2: ATK send North home and 100T send FaZe home EPL Day 2: ATK send North home and 100T send FaZe home

EPL Day 2: ATK send North home and 100T send FaZe home

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Day 2 sees the action continue in Odense with Astralis and Team Liquid fighting for their spots in the playoffs and all of Sharks, North, FaZe, and mibr failing in the Lower Bracket and heading home, which means ATK stays alive for another day.
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EPL Day 1: TyLoo and Heroic go home while NaVi and EG are in the playoffs EPL Day 1: TyLoo and Heroic go home while NaVi and EG are in the playoffs

EPL Day 1: TyLoo and Heroic go home while NaVi and EG are in the playoffs

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The ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals has kicked off with an action packed day. We saw both TyLoo and Heroic sent home without a single game and both Natus Vincere and Evil Geniuses already punch their tickets into the playoffs.
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Renegades signs Grayhound Gaming roster ahead of ESL Pro League Finals Renegades signs Grayhound Gaming roster ahead of ESL Pro League Finals

Renegades signs Grayhound Gaming roster ahead of ESL Pro League Finals

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After 100 Thieves took their Australian roster, the Renegades were left without a Counter-Strike team. That was until yesterday, mere hours before the ESL Pro League Grand Finals in Odense when they announced their brand new (slightly used...) squad.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges

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"A Day At The Office" - It is that time of the week and the Shattered Web Operation has rolled into it's new week. This means there is 6 new challenges that have been revealed and for those of you with the Operation Pass, a bunch of new unlocks are possible.
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Rumor Roundup: Dignitas, Gen.G, OG entering CS with new rosters Rumor Roundup: Dignitas, Gen.G, OG entering CS with new rosters

Rumor Roundup: Dignitas, Gen.G, OG entering CS with new rosters

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We are kicking off a new column with our CSGO Rumor Roundup. We will scour the internet looking for all the rumors around the CSGO scene and round them all up into one article for easy consumption (and yes, we will credit and link the original authors).
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Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike

Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike

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Today Valve announced that Halo is coming to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the form of a in-games items, some of which is exclusive to owners of the Master Chief Collection. Outside of all the Halo goodness, we also got some updates for performance, visibility on Cache, and overhauls to the Studio map.
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Counter-Strike's new operation - Operation Shattered Web Counter-Strike's new operation - Operation Shattered Web

Counter-Strike's new operation - Operation Shattered Web

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It has been 736 days since Operation Hydra ended...and now Valve has decided to grace Counter-Strike once again with a new operation and it is a big one! Equippable T and CT-sided characters, end-of-match screens, 75 new weapons skins, and much more.
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CSGO introduces a new case, 3 new weapon collections, and new stickers and graffiti CSGO introduces a new case, 3 new weapon collections, and new stickers and graffiti

CSGO introduces a new case, 3 new weapon collections, and new stickers and graffiti

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In the second part of today's Counter-Strike update, Valve added a bunch of new community content to the game. We have three brand new weapon collections (Norse Collection, St. Marc Collection, Canals Collection), some new stickers, and some new graffiti.
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New Maps and meta-changing weapon updates for Counter-Strike New Maps and meta-changing weapon updates for Counter-Strike

New Maps and meta-changing weapon updates for Counter-Strike

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In the first part of the update that Valve pushed out today for Counter-Strike, we see the new version of Cache become more widely available, three new maps enter the game, and the highly requested nerf for the SG553 (with some extra unexpected buffs).
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CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries, DH Malmo, ESL NY, and Berlin Major CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries, DH Malmo, ESL NY, and Berlin Major

CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries, DH Malmo, ESL NY, and Berlin Major

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It has been over 3 months since we published an Esports Tier Rankings for CSGO and there has been some major shake-ups in the competitive scene. Some teams get sold to new organizations, some rookies rise to the top, and some long time names have a fall from grace.
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Grayhound malta: "I think [whitegurlwasted] enjoyed herself" Grayhound malta: "I think [whitegurlwasted] enjoyed herself"

Grayhound malta: "I think [whitegurlwasted] enjoyed herself"

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Grayhound Gaming won the Oceania Qualifier for the OMEN Challenger Series 2019 and that means they will be heading to Jakarta for the finals. Right after their win we got to talk to malta about bringing in INS to replace erkaSt, what losing NeiL_Mcs means, and their eXTREMESLAND experience with whitegurlwasted.
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New Case and New Cache in Counter-Strike update New Case and New Cache in Counter-Strike update

New Case and New Cache in Counter-Strike update

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Valve just released a new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that introduces the new version of Cache into the game as well as a new theme Weapon Case and Sticker Capsule. We take a look at what is inside the cases as the other miscellaneous changes in the update.
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OMEN Challenger Series 2019 - Oceania Qualifier preview OMEN Challenger Series 2019 - Oceania Qualifier preview

OMEN Challenger Series 2019 - Oceania Qualifier preview

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Next weekend at Armageddon Expo in Auckland, New Zealand we will see teams, that both HLTV and HTT News agree are 4 of the top 5 teams based in the ANZ Region, go head-to-head. They are fighting for the one ANZ spot in the OMEN Challenger Series 2019 Finals in Jakarta.
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Astralis device: "What a horrible birthday if we had lost today" Astralis device: "What a horrible birthday if we had lost today"

Astralis device: "What a horrible birthday if we had lost today"

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Immediately following Astralis' historic win at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, we got to talk to the Major MVP device. We chatted about what it was like to win three in a row, the overall major playoffs, and what makes Astralis special.
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Renegades Liazz: "I was getting ready for Dust2" Renegades Liazz: "I was getting ready for Dust2"

Renegades Liazz: "I was getting ready for Dust2"

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Renegades shocked everyone by taking out ENCE in the quarterfinals of the Berlin Major and advancing to the semifinals. We sat down with Liazz and talk about his professional career, the rough 0-2 start, and a strange bet he made with his teammates.
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Vitality NBK-: "We need to keep ourselves out of our comfort zone" Vitality NBK-: "We need to keep ourselves out of our comfort zone"

Vitality NBK-: "We need to keep ourselves out of our comfort zone"

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Back in the New Legends stage, right after Team Vitality secured their top 8 and playoff spot, Grady had a chat to NBK-. They talked about the rocky start in New Challengers, whether they are the #2 in the world, and playing with ZywOo.
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Renegades Gratisfaction: "We’re just not going out without a fight" Renegades Gratisfaction: "We’re just not going out without a fight"

Renegades Gratisfaction: "We’re just not going out without a fight"

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Renegades managed to just slide through and send FaZe Clan home from the major. Right after that win, Grady had a chat with Gratisfaction about the teams' performance in recent tournaments, what is currently the mentality of Renegades, and their Vertigo.
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NaVi Boombl4: "It is a new chapter for me, a new role, new friends, new team" NaVi Boombl4: "It is a new chapter for me, a new role, new friends, new team"

NaVi Boombl4: "It is a new chapter for me, a new role, new friends, new team"

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Natus Vincere just dispatched MIBR in an elimination match after shockingly dropping down to 1-2. We talk to Boombl4 about what went wrong in the early games, his feeling joining NaVi, and playing against teams from your own region.
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NRG tarik: "Shit happens and we got it done either way" NRG tarik: "Shit happens and we got it done either way"

NRG tarik: "Shit happens and we got it done either way"

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NRG Esports triumphed over AVANGAR with a 2-0 victory and that means they advance onto the New Legends Stage. Right after their win, Grady got to talk to tarik about advancing to the next stage, the change on in-game leader with stanislaw, and who they are scared of in the next stage.
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Complexity SicK: "I think [Vertigo] is just a really comfortable map for us" Complexity SicK: "I think [Vertigo] is just a really comfortable map for us"

Complexity SicK: "I think [Vertigo] is just a really comfortable map for us"

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Immediately following their 2-0 win against TyLoo in the Challenger Stage of the StarLadder Berlin 2019 Major, Grady got to talk to SicK from Complexity Gaming. They talked about Complexity's brand new player oBo, dephh's new in-game leader role, and what went wrong in the first two matches.
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