Rainbow Six Tier Rankings: Six Invitational Rainbow Six Tier Rankings: Six Invitational

Rainbow Six Tier Rankings: Six Invitational

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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
What better time to start our Tier Rankings series for Rainbow Six than right after the massive Invitational 2020 event. We have enlisted the help of ANZ-based Caster, Konstantin "Cthulhu" Nuridzhanyan, to place the top Rainbow Six teams from across the globe into tiers based on their recent performances.
ESL Ben Green: "[If] HenryG will be up for another shellacking at the hands of Spunj" ESL Ben Green: "[If] HenryG will be up for another shellacking at the hands of Spunj"

ESL Ben Green: "[If] HenryG will be up for another shellacking at the hands of Spunj"

Counter-Strike
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
After the announcement of IEM Melbourne 2020 we got to have a quick chat with ESL Australia's Head Account Manager, Ben Green. We talked about the motivations of moving away from Sydney, logistics of the IEM Melbourne 2020 group stages and playoffs, and the possibility of a Caches IV show match.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Season CSGO Tier Rankings: BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Season

CSGO Tier Rankings: BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Season

Counter-Strike
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
With the Holiday Season complete, it was time to start the BLAST Premier Spring Season. For this issue of the Tier Rankings, we have major shake ups in the A and B-Tiers, as well as some debuts that jumped straight into C-Tier on their first performances.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 14 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 14 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 14 Challenges

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
"From Russia With Love" - It is time for you to pull out you PP-Bizon and your AK-47 to get some kills. You will be heading to Train a lot as well as dipping your toes into the Demolition gamemode for the first time in this operation.
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Complexity miss out on spot in ESL One Rio Major EU Closed Qualifier Complexity miss out on spot in ESL One Rio Major EU Closed Qualifier

Complexity miss out on spot in ESL One Rio Major EU Closed Qualifier

Counter-Strike
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
With the final open qualifier for the Europe section of the ESL One Rio Major completed, we now know the full list of teams that will be fighting for spots in the Europe Minor. Unfortunately, favorite Complexity got pipped at the post by SMASH Gaming and won't be making the appearance.
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YeaH Gaming claims the last two spots in the ESL One Rio Major NA Closed Qualifier YeaH Gaming claims the last two spots in the ESL One Rio Major NA Closed Qualifier

YeaH Gaming claims the last two spots in the ESL One Rio Major NA Closed Qualifier

Counter-Strike
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
We already knew the eight teams that were invited to the ESL One Rio Major North American Closed Qualifier, but after four rounds of Open Qualifiers we know the full team list. Yesterday we saw Orgless and YeaH Gaming top off the 16 strong field to be competing next month.
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Melbourne Esports Open 2020 adds Oceanic Pro League Finals and Warcraft Melbourne Esports Open 2020 adds Oceanic Pro League Finals and Warcraft

Melbourne Esports Open 2020 adds Oceanic Pro League Finals and Warcraft

League of Legends
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
Just announced, both the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Finals and Warcraft III: Reforged will be joining the line-up of the Melbourne Esports Open 2020. They sit alongside IEM Melbourne for Counter-Strike and the JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone which returns for the third year.
Operation Shattered Web - Week 13 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 13 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 13 Challenges

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
"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

Counter-Strike
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
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

Counter-Strike
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Feature Articles
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Grady Hooker
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!

Counter-Strike
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
"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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
"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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
"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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Pentanet.GG sign five top Australasian League of Legends players for the OPL Pentanet.GG sign five top Australasian League of Legends players for the OPL

Pentanet.GG sign five top Australasian League of Legends players for the OPL

League of Legends
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Team/Player News
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Grady Hooker
Today Pentanet.GG, a Perth based esports organisation, announced they have signed five of Australasia's top League of Legends players to compete in the Oceanic Pro League starting on January 31st. The team features players previously on Dire Wolves, ORDER, Bombers, and Legacy Esports.
Operation Shattered Web - Week 9 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 9 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 9 Challenges

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
"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"

Counter-Strike
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
"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

Counter-Strike
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Team/Player News
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Grady Hooker
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

Counter-Strike
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Team/Player News
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Grady Hooker
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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