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Operation Riptide - Week 16 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 16 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 16 Challenges

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"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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"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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Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: IEM Winter 2021 Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: IEM Winter 2021

Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: IEM Winter 2021

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it is the end of the year and the final large tournament has been completed. TIme to sit down for the holiday season and look back at what a fun year we have had and take a look at where each team has ended up on the CSGO Tier Rankings!
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Operation Riptide - Week 14 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 14 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 14 Challenges

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"A Little Competition" - It is time to have some chaos as the missions are absolutely bonkers this week. We head to County to get kills with the Breach Charge in Guardian, then jump over to Casual to try and kill people in the first 30 seconds of a round, and finally to Deathmatch to get some scoped kills.
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Operation Riptide - Week 13 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 13 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 13 Challenges

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"Practical Oceanography" - This one is a real mixed bag as you will be playing some Vertigo in Short COmpetitive, while heading to Ravine for your Guardian mission with kills form the enemies guns, and also to Ancient to get kills in a number of different locations.
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Virtus.Pro: "Right now we're playing at maybe 70 or 65% of our capabilities" Virtus.Pro: "Right now we're playing at maybe 70 or 65% of our capabilities"

Virtus.Pro: "Right now we're playing at maybe 70 or 65% of our capabilities"

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This week YEKINDAR and qikert from Virtus.Pro were kind enough to take some time to chat to us about their campaign at IEM Winter so far, the integration of FL1T into their game-plan, and the language barrier issue with truly showcasing their personalities to the world.
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G2: "Of course I still have it, otherwise I would not be here talking to you" G2: "Of course I still have it, otherwise I would not be here talking to you"

G2: "Of course I still have it, otherwise I would not be here talking to you"

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From G2 Esports, kennyS, NiKo, and AmaNEk gave us some time to talk about their adventure at IEM Winter so far, including what it is like to compete without nexa, kennyS' perspective on retunring to CSGO, and the large gap between games.
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Vitality: "Of course s1mple is better than me this year" Vitality: "Of course s1mple is better than me this year"

Vitality: "Of course s1mple is better than me this year"

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Vitality will be going up against Virtus.Pro in their semifinal match-up, but before they do we get to sit down with apEX and ZywOo to talk about who the favorites are for this tournament, who is going to get the number one player spot this year, and a table tennis rivalry.
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NiP: "I'm kind of happy that I haven't been doing completely shit" NiP: "I'm kind of happy that I haven't been doing completely shit"

NiP: "I'm kind of happy that I haven't been doing completely shit"

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Ahead of their semifinal matchup against G2 Esports we caught up with the boys from Ninjas in Pyjamas to talk about the recent addition of es3tag to the team, the surprise of GODSENT at IEM Winter 2021, and what it would take dev1ce to get back to that peak performance.
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Operation Riptide - Week 12 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 12 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 12 Challenges

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"Remember Your Training" - When everything goes to hell the one thing you have to do is remember your training, and you will need that training to head to Blacksite and get SMG kills in the Guardian mission this week as well as play some Casual and Arms Race with all of the different weapons.
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Operation Riptide - Week 11 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 11 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 11 Challenges

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"Water, Water, Everywhere" - But not a drop to drink as you have to get out there and complete your missions this week. Head over to Overpass and win a competitive game over there and then run to the glacial lakes of Basalt to get MP9 kills in the next Guardian mission, before rounding it out on your favourite Retakes map.
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Operation Riptide - Week 10 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 10 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 10 Challenges

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"Decompression" - If you have been diving and want to come back up to the surface you need to decompress and it is that time now that we are over halfway to the end of the operation. So head to Overpass, Nuke, and Sirocco to complete your challenges this week and take a breather.
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Game On Cancer, 25 days of fundraising for Cure Cancer Game On Cancer, 25 days of fundraising for Cure Cancer

Game On Cancer, 25 days of fundraising for Cure Cancer

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This December (1st-25th December), Cure Cancer is uniting the Australian gaming community to raise money to fight cancer! Over 25 days people can tune into livestreams from their favourite creators and donate to be in the running to win exclusive swag and the latest game releases.
Operation Riptide - Week 9 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 9 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 9 Challenges

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"Nautical Mile" - As you can guess from the name we are going on some aquatic adventures this week. We will be sailing the seven seas to Shortdust, swimming on over to Blacksite, and eventually having a round of Guardian on Basalt.
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Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: PGL Stockholm Major 2021 Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: PGL Stockholm Major 2021

Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: PGL Stockholm Major 2021

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It was the first major in a long time and it allowed us to see all of the top international teams together on LAN going head-to-head for the most prestigious title in Counter-Strike. How do the teams stand against each other? Come and take a look!
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Operation Riptide - Week 8 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 8 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 8 Challenges

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"Midway" - As the name suggests, we are halfway through the Operation Riptide. This week we are going to be playing around on Inferno a lot with Competitive and Casual, as well as playing Arms Race and getting shotgun kills in Guardian.
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Operation Riptide - Week 7 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 7 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 7 Challenges

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"Land, Sea, and Air" - We are going to be completing missions all over the place this week. Water on Gaurdian Sirocco, flying in the air on Flying Scoutsman, and running around on the land in Dust2.
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Operation Riptide - Week 6 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 6 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 6 Challenges

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"Rumble in the Jungle" - It is time to go to the jungle and have some exotic animals show up. We will be going to Nuke for some Wingman, Blacksite for our weekly Guardian missions, and getting killstreaks in Deathmatch.
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Operation Riptide - Week 5 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 5 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 5 Challenges

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"Tropical Paradise" - We are going to be heading back into County to complete some tasks, win some rounds on Dust2, and get out the submachine guns to take on the Phoenix on Insertion II.
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Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: IEM Fall 2021 Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: IEM Fall 2021

Counter-Strike Tier Rankings: IEM Fall 2021

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The Esports Kingdom team
After a series of amazing tournaments that decided who will be going to the major and who wasn't able to book their tickets to Stockholm - we sit down and analyse the results to come up with the next edition of our CSGO tier rankings!
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