Counter-Strike: Free Agent Targets

Counter-Strike: Free Agent Targets

With the group stages of ELEAGUE in the books, and the tenth major looming large in January, teams will be looking to add some of the better free agents on the Counter-Strike market. In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis reports on a few European players likely to find their way to new teams before the end of the year.

Muffin Lightning to Replace Echo Fox in Americas Qualifier Finals

Due to unforeseen roster changes, Echo Fox has withdrawn from the upcoming ELEAGUE Major. As a result of the team’s decision, Muffin Lightning will replace Echo Fox in the upcoming Americas Qualifier Finals, to be held Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta.

Muffin Lightning was the next highest ranking team in the closed online qualifier stage. They will join Immortals, Cloud9 and Team SoloMid (TSM) with the top two teams from the Americas Qualifier advancing to the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier, to be held Thursday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 18.

In The Firing Line

In The Firing Line

When it comes to the culture of Counter-Strike, it’s easy to get bogged down with the drama.  In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis discusses how esports continues to evolve and raises the question: "Does broadcast talent go too far in their critique of a player?"

ELEAGUE Major – Roster Rules

ELEAGUE Major – Roster Rules

View the latest information for team rosters and rules to be applied for the ELEAGUE Major.

Disco Doplan And The Second-String Swedes

Disco Doplan And The Second-String Swedes

Fnatic made Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun an offer he couldn’t refuse. Now, he's been propelled into a career milestone with his first major appearance, here at the ELEAGUE Major. In this week's In Focus, Richard Lewis reports on the Epsilon fallout and Fnatic's potential future.

Register Now for Americas Qualifier CS:GO Tournament

Register Now for Americas Qualifier CS:GO Tournament

ELEAGUE will host the Americas Qualifier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Tournament starting Wednesday, Nov. 2, with the Open Qualifier stage via FACEIT. The Americas Qualifier will showcase four invited organizations – Cloud 9, Immortals, Echo Fox and Team SoloMid – against four advancing teams from the Open Qualifier stage.

Autimatic For The People

Autimatic For The People

Who saw Cloud 9's victory in the ESL Pro Series Finals coming? In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis reports on how the team's improbable run defied the odds and did something no North American team has done in about a decade; win a major international CS tournament.

A New Counter-Strike Challenger Emerges

A New Counter-Strike Challenger Emerges

Team Dignitas is proving themselves to be genuine contenders for every tournament remaining this year, and a worthy topic of discussion around ELeague's January major. In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis describes the team's surprising and sudden rise to the top.

 

 

Counter-Strike Season Two: Pick the Winner

Counter-Strike Season Two: Pick the Winner

When it comes to making Counter-Strike winning predictions, it’s been a shaky year for Richard Lewis. In this week's "In Focus", Richard gives his Season Two predictions, and reminds the fans: There is no clairvoyance, however much his head resembles a crystal ball.

 

Mousesports benches Oskar

Mousesports benches Oskar

After signing him just six weeks ago, Mousesports benches Oskar. In this week’s In Focus, Richard Lewis reports on the team’s decision to throw away a star player so quickly after the supposed dream move, and the factors that may have led to the decision.

The Swedish Counter-Strike Shuffle

The Swedish Counter-Strike Shuffle

In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis profiles the "Swedish shuffle", as GODSENT acquired three of fnatic’s players. Now with a few tournaments under our belts, we can see who the loser was: Sweden.

ELEAGUE to Host CS:GO Major Championship

ELEAGUE to Host CS:GO Major Championship

ELEAGUE will host the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major Championship to be held January 22-29, 2017, in Atlanta.  The Grand Final – televised live on TBS with a simulcast on Twitch – will take center stage on Sunday, Jan. 29, from historic Fox Theatre in midtown Atlanta.

For Whom the Bell Tolls...

For Whom the Bell Tolls...

In this week's "In Focus," Richard Lewis reports on players who should seize the opportunity to hone their skills to handle the demands of high-level Counter-Strike.

The Future of Renegades

The Future of Renegades

In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis reports on Renegades' recent acquisition, as well as how everyone wants the team to succeed, but has failed to deliver.

Bill and NiP's Excellent Adventure

Bill and NiP's Excellent Adventure

NiP's decision to bring in Mikail "Maikelele" Bill, in place of the injured "pyth" was widely considered an upgrade. In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis breaks down the twists and turns of the adventure.

ROG Is an Official Sponsor of The Overwatch® Open

The Overwatch Open will be officially sponsored by ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG).  As the official PC and monitor sponsor for the entire tournament, ROG will provide the gaming PCs and monitors for both the North American (Sept. 26-27) and European (Sept. 28-29) Regional Finals and the Grand Finals on Saturday, October 1.