Another week in Counter-Strike. Na'Vi triumphs, the road to the Major is on, and as always, Twitter drama.
Na'Vi conquers DreamHack Masters
Last Sunday, Na'Vi went all the way to take home their first-ever DreamHack Masters trophy. Along the way, they beat both Heroic and Gambit - sweeping the latter 3-0 in the Grand Final.
Naturally, s1mple ended up with the MVP, but both Perfecto and electronic had crucial impact, and the new permanent fifth, B1T, showed great promise.
Can Na'Vi reclaim their title as Kings of CIS from Gambit?
Source: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for OMEN by HP
Road to Stockholm - RMR kicks off
The EU and CIS RMRs have started - and we've already had our first upset. The French mix DBL PONEY managed to erase their countrymen in Vitality from the upper bracket following a quick 2-0 series.
The last opening matches finish today with both device's NIP and
North HYENAS playing their first games. Survival in the lower bracket starts tomorrow.
The American and Oceanian RMR starts next week.
Source: Cooper Neill/Getty Images
Player break drama (again)
ESL and BLAST announced changes to their schedules, placing the first day of ESL Pro League 14 on the day after the player break ends. Players were not happy about this, but oddly enough, the dates of the player break were set by Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA).
So, where does the actual problem lie?
Enjoy your 14 day vacation fellow players:— cadiaN (@caspercadiaN) May 12, 2021
Cologne ends 18th July
EPL starts 16th August
And from the start of EPL, there will be 4 tournaments in a row (EPL, Blast, IEM, BLAST) and then let's top it off with the major. Oh and this schedule doesn't include the 3 warned RMR's.
aizy spills (some) of the beans
In an interview with Thorin, aizy discusses teams, players, and potential moves of his career. The discussion includes a shock move for device, North management being North management, and his thoughts on various teammates.