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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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Grady Hooker
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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Grady Hooker
"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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Grady Hooker
"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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Operation Riptide - Week 4 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 4 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 4 Challenges

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"Gendarmerie" - it is time to lace up your boots and head over to Insertion II to win a game of Short Competitive, before getting kills all around Nuke, shotgun kills in the new Guardian mission, and early kills in Casual.
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FURIA: "That happened is because the NA scene is dead pretty much" FURIA: "That happened is because the NA scene is dead pretty much"

FURIA: "That happened is because the NA scene is dead pretty much"

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Grady Hooker
Right after they claimed a spot at the Stockholm Major and ahead of their big clash with paiN, we got to talk to VINI from FURIA all about the North American scene, their rivalry with Team Liquid, and which teams he sees as coming up through the ranks.
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CPH Flames: "I think that the tier-two scene is getting stronger every single day" CPH Flames: "I think that the tier-two scene is getting stronger every single day"

CPH Flames: "I think that the tier-two scene is getting stronger every single day"

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Possibility the biggest surprise of IEM Fall, Copenhagen Flames, took some time to talk to us ahead of their playoffs run about how the tier-two scene differs from tier-one, their meteoric rise in this tournament, and the positive effect pita has had on the team.
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Movistar: "We take these games the same as we did the other ones" Movistar: "We take these games the same as we did the other ones"

Movistar: "We take these games the same as we did the other ones"

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Everyone was a little shocked to see Movistar Riders make it this far, but now they have momentum behind them. We talk to mopoz, dav1g, and bladE about these unexpected results, the upcoming Major, and what it would mean to them and the organisation to qualify for it.
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Operation Riptide - Week 3 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 3 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 3 Challenges

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"Surf's Up" - No we are not about to surf around map unfortunately, but we are about to start Week 3 of challenges. This week you will be playing some Wingman on Ravine, graffitiing all over Dust2, and honing your sniper skills in a new Guardian mission.
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Fiend: "We came here without huge expectations, we were underdogs" Fiend: "We came here without huge expectations, we were underdogs"

Fiend: "We came here without huge expectations, we were underdogs"

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Ahead of their playoff match against Astralis, Team Fiend took some time to talk to the journalists about their performance so far in the tournament, their preparations for the best-of-three playoffs, and the pressure of possibly clinching a Major spot.
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G2: "Going into the playoffs we will feel much more comfortable playing" G2: "Going into the playoffs we will feel much more comfortable playing"

G2: "Going into the playoffs we will feel much more comfortable playing"

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We don't know if they will be in the Legends Stage or not, but we know that the guys from G2 Esports will for sure be at the Stockholm Major later this year. We chat to nexa and NiKo and the return to LAN, and their expectations heading into playoffs and for the Major itself.
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NiP: "I only care about us and if we qualify or not" NiP: "I only care about us and if we qualify or not"

NiP: "I only care about us and if we qualify or not"

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They have secured their spot at the Stockholm Major and get a chance to raise the trophy in their home country, we talk to device, LNZ, and REZ from Ninjas in Pyjamas about the upcoming Major and the playoffs teams here at IEM Fall.
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FaZe: "We have a second chance now and whatever happens, happens" FaZe: "We have a second chance now and whatever happens, happens"

FaZe: "We have a second chance now and whatever happens, happens"

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After some disappointing results, FaZe Clan have a second chance to qualify for the Stockholm Major, depending on their results in the upcoming matches. We talk to karrigan all about their results in the Group Stages, the format of IEM Fall, and the mentality of FaZe coming into the important matches for the Major spot.
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BIG: "Every day we get to play an official game, I think we show a better BIG" BIG: "Every day we get to play an official game, I think we show a better BIG"

BIG: "Every day we get to play an official game, I think we show a better BIG"

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Grady Hooker
After they managed to clutch the 3rd place spot in their group we sat down with the players from BIG. We talk about gade coming into the team as an outsider, how he is adapting to the system and the best-of-one format of IEM Fall.
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Operation Riptide - Week 2 Challenges Operation Riptide - Week 2 Challenges

Operation Riptide - Week 2 Challenges

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"Seal The Deal" - The second week of Operation Riptide is underway and that means a new set of challenges for you. This week we are trying out the new map Basalt, defending Sirocco from an Amphibious Assault, and playing some Deathmatch.
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