Do you smell that? That's the delightful scent of LANs returning! Here's everything you need to know from the past week of Counter-Strike.
Gambit continue their reign
The world's #1 delivered top-class Counter-Strike in the IEM Summer 2021 playoffs. The CIS squad didn't drop a single map from their quarter-final against EG to the winning moment of the BO5 grand final against OG.
Ax1Le was the stand-out player, pulling off multi-kills and clutches round after round.
CONGRATULATIONS @GambitEsports 🎉🎉— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) June 13, 2021
They looked strong all throughout #IEM Summer and showed it again in the grand finals!
Truly deserved 🏆 pic.twitter.com/JMCqWyNNLu
Return of the LAN
Earlier this week, BLAST announced the return to LAN for their Premier Fall Final series. The event will take place in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, which also hosted the first-ever BLAST Pro Series.
We can't wait to get back to LAN!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW 💥 https://t.co/SHSv3Jgriu— BLAST Premier Spring Finals💥 (@BLASTPremier) June 18, 2021
BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021
📍 Royal Arena, Copenhagen
⚡️ 26-28 NOV#BLASTPremier #BackToLAN pic.twitter.com/urQp1RdIS6
More BLAST? Now!?
That's right. Right now, the BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021 is well underway. EG and FaZe were the first teams to drop out following defeats in their initial two matches.
The upper-bracket final offers a CIS showdown between Gambit and Na'Vi, while BIG, NIP, Complexity, and G2 will have to fight their way through the lower bracket.
Day 3 is in the past, and we look forward to tomorrow, also known as— BLAST Premier Spring Finals💥 (@BLASTPremier) June 17, 2021
ELIMINATION DAY 😱
Two lower bracket matches between @BIGCLANgg, @NIPCS, @Complexity & @G2esports 🔥
It's gonna be a banger! See you tomorrrow. #BLASTPremier pic.twitter.com/ZUgTwrZp2i