Heroic blameF: "I think every team needs a friberg" Heroic blameF: "I think every team needs a friberg"

Heroic blameF: "I think every team needs a friberg"

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Grady Hooker
Back at IEM Sydney 2019, Grady had the chance to talk to the in-game leader of Heroic, blameF, about a number of things including; playing with friberg, events having third-party qualifying spots and how he got into Heroic via a phone call from peacemaker.
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Renegades Gratisfaction: "Maybe I can hang ornaments from my mustache" Renegades Gratisfaction: "Maybe I can hang ornaments from my mustache"

Renegades Gratisfaction: "Maybe I can hang ornaments from my mustache"

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Grady Hooker
Grady had a quick chat to fellow Kiwi, Gratisfaction from Renegades at IEM Sydney this year. They talked about what it was like transitioning from Grayhound Gaming to Renegades as well as their miracle run at the Katowice Major.
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SYF zeph: "It’s really good to prove that I’m still able win and beat these top teams" SYF zeph: "It’s really good to prove that I’m still able win and beat these top teams"

SYF zeph: "It’s really good to prove that I’m still able win and beat these top teams"

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Grady Hooker
Hot off their upset 2-0 victory over Genuine Gaming, Grady sits down with the newly minted player for SYF Gaming, zeph. They talk about what it is like coming in as underdogs, how easy it is to mesh as a team and the process they went through to rebuild the team.
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IEM Chicago 2019 Summary IEM Chicago 2019 Summary

IEM Chicago 2019 Summary

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
With IEM Chicago over, and the United Center cleared out, it's time for a summary of the event.
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Athletico Splicko: "I think [ningy] played phenomenal, he was man of the match for sure" Athletico Splicko: "I think [ningy] played phenomenal, he was man of the match for sure"

Athletico Splicko: "I think [ningy] played phenomenal, he was man of the match for sure"

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Grady Hooker
Immediately following their massive win, Grady sits down with Splicko from Athletico Esports' Dota 2 team to talk about the LetsPlay.Live event, their super sub ningy, and whether or not they are the best ANZ Dota 2 team.
IEM Chicago: 5 stories to watch IEM Chicago: 5 stories to watch

IEM Chicago: 5 stories to watch

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
The Groups have been set, and IEM Chicago 2019 is nearly upon us. With that said, it is time to take a look at some of the story-lines that will be on display.
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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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The Esports Kingdom team
Team Liquid took out ESL One Cologne 2019 after a hard-fought battle against the French side of Vitality. This win let them take home $1,000,000 and become the second Intel Grand Slam winner, but what did it do for their tier ranking?
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Vitality ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Vitality

ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Vitality

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
Finally, the fantastic French phenomenon of Vitality rounds out our series. We look at some of the best players on the team, their important stats, and how they have been playing just before ESL One Cologne.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - FURIA ESL One Cologne Preview - FURIA

ESL One Cologne Preview - FURIA

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
The series marches on, this time to follow the upstart Brazilian squad, FURIA. Jamie takes a look at their form coming into ESL One Cologne, as well as some highlight players and ones to keep an eye on.
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NRG Ethan: "I feel like I’ve definitely matured more as a player over the years" NRG Ethan: "I feel like I’ve definitely matured more as a player over the years"

NRG Ethan: "I feel like I’ve definitely matured more as a player over the years"

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Grady Hooker
Grady had a quick chat with the young-gun from NRG Esports, Ethan. They hit all of the hard topics including; starting off as a young player and maturing, what it was like to add tarik to the roster, and what it is like to play in front of a loud crowd.
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mousesports chrisJ: "I still tried to see it as a job in situations like that" mousesports chrisJ: "I still tried to see it as a job in situations like that"

mousesports chrisJ: "I still tried to see it as a job in situations like that"

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Grady Hooker
Back at IEM Sydney this year Grady got the chance to sit down with chrisJ from mousesports, just as that lineup was beginning. They talked about always being the villains with the crowd, seeing the numerous mousesports rosters grow and the importance of the player break.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Liquid ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Liquid

ESL One Cologne Preview - Team Liquid

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
Starting the second half of our previews, we have the current top team, Liquid. Since Katowice, Team Liquid has looked nearly unstoppable. They have won 3 of the required 4 tournaments of the Intel Grand Slam.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - ENCE ESL One Cologne Preview - ENCE

ESL One Cologne Preview - ENCE

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
The next team in our series is the people's champion, ENCE. Made up of the best 5 Finnish players in Counter-Strike, they have made quite a splash recently - but can they continue on their trip to the top? or will the bubble burst?
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Natus Vincere ESL One Cologne Preview - Natus Vincere

ESL One Cologne Preview - Natus Vincere

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
We continue the series going to our unknown among the top teams, Natus Vincere. For the first time since 2013, NaVi will be without Edward, instead replacing him with Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov, the 20 year old Russian previously of Winstrike.
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ESL One Cologne Preview - Astralis ESL One Cologne Preview - Astralis

ESL One Cologne Preview - Astralis

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Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert
This series will look at some of the teams of ESL One Cologne, their performance since the Katowice Major, important stats, and things to watch in Cologne.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL Pro League Season 9 and ECS Season 7 Finals CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL Pro League Season 9 and ECS Season 7 Finals

CSGO Tier Rankings: ESL Pro League Season 9 and ECS Season 7 Finals

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The Esports Kingdom team
Both of the big leagues came to a close and had massive LAN Grand Finals showing exactly what teams are ready to bring it just before the major. There were a lot of teams that underperformed and that is reflected in a number of down-ranks in this edition of the Tier Rankings.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: DreamHack Masters, DreamHack Tours and BLAST Madrid CSGO Tier Rankings: DreamHack Masters, DreamHack Tours and BLAST Madrid

CSGO Tier Rankings: DreamHack Masters, DreamHack Tours and BLAST Madrid

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The Esports Kingdom team
The premier event this month was DreamHack Masters in Dallas which saw Team Liquid pick up another trophy for the case, ENCE proving to everyone again that they can go toe-to-toe with the big boys, and Astralis no-showing. What has that done to this edition of the tier rankings?
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LPL Project CARS 2 ANZ Championship Season 1 - Grand Final LPL Project CARS 2 ANZ Championship Season 1 - Grand Final

LPL Project CARS 2 ANZ Championship Season 1 - Grand Final

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Grady Hooker
This grand final was the culmination of seven weeks worth of racing and thanks to Let's Play Live, Grady was able to attend live at the SKYCITY Theatre. He got to see eight of ANZ's best Project CARS 2 players battle it out on the almighty Bathurst track.
FaZe AdreN: "[The travel] is affecting my body and my mental health" FaZe AdreN: "[The travel] is affecting my body and my mental health"

FaZe AdreN: "[The travel] is affecting my body and my mental health"

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Grady Hooker
Grady got a chance to talk to AdreN during IEM Sydney when he was still with FaZe Clan about the intensive travel schedule, which teams they are targeting at the next tournament, and what the inside of his hotel room is like.
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BOOT Benkai: "Our issues lie within our bad habits" BOOT Benkai: "Our issues lie within our bad habits"

BOOT Benkai: "Our issues lie within our bad habits"

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Grady Hooker
At IEM Sydney, up in the media room, Grady sat down to have a chat with B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape’s Benkai about the Asian Counter-Strike scene, how he got into esports and which other players he would like to play with.
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