With the New Challengers stage at the IEM Katowice Major 2019 well underway, Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov’s HellRaisers are waiting for their time to shine, while keeping an eye out on all the teams battling for survival.
The continued failures of Fnatic, disappointing Misfits, unstoppable G2 esports and predictable Rogue — it’s the fourth week of LEC in review.
More and more professional teams bet on the young talent, we take a look at the five youngest stars of the IEM Katowice Major 2019 and what can we expect from them.
On February 4th, EA and Respawn, with no prior warning, released a new Battle Royale in the Titanfall universe — Apex Legends. The element of surprise worked out, and the shooter immediately overtook Fortnite on Twitch, and in the first 72 hours it surpassed ten million players.
The newest addition to the Natus Vincere PUBG squad, Dmitry “Recrent” Osintsev, told how he came to esports and why he chose Battle Royale from a Korean developer.
After almost two years of playing together, the old mousesports roster is no more. Released team’s coach, Sergey “lmbt” Bezhanov, weighs in on the decision.
No stranger to competition, Benjamin “Nerf” Wheeler is a familiar name to fans of PUBG Esports, having competed seriously since 2017 and joining up with Cloud9 in August 2018.
NaVi’s Evgeniy “Chuvash” Makarov talked about the patch 7.21, analyzed some of the buffs and nerfs, as well as the rework of the Io.
Partial rehabilitation of Fnatic, soaz against Bwipo, the backdoor from Vitality and pentakill for Rekkles — we analyze what happened at the third week of the European League.
The M4A4 and the M4A1-S now have a strong counterpart — a rifle AUG, which is now being discussed by all. After the October update with this weapon, more and more often it is being played in pro-matches. Meta has changed significantly, but not everyone is happy.
Liquid cemented itself as one of the best teams in the world in 2018 but there was always something keeping them back. Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella talked about the importance of psychologist in overcoming that hurdle.
After a very underwhelming result at the IEM Katowice 2019 CIS Minor for Gambit Esports, Vlаdуslаv “bondik” Nеchуроrchuk reminisced about playing for the Chinese TyLoo and his two years with HellRaisers.
After AVANGAR’s victory over Winstrike in the final of IEM Katowice CIS Minor 2019, Timur “Buster” Tulepov shared his first impressions after reaching the major and also said how a defeat in the group stage helped AVANGAR win in the playoffs.
PUBG Corp is announcing a series of initiatives to support the professional esports teams associated with PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, including profit-sharing on team and league-branded digital items, stipends and other.
Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko told what prevented The Pango from defeating the Thunder Predator at The Chongqing Major and appreciated the performance of Arseny “ArsZeeqq” Usov in the match against PSG.LGD.
Team Liquid’s off-laner Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislav said about the chances of his team winning at The Chongqing Major plummeted due to the lack of Amer “Miracle-” al-Barkawi on the roster, but that doesn’t make them any less hungry for victories.
On January 22–26 a new series of Minors will take over Katowice. This time, teams from America and Asia will be competing for Major slots. And here’s why you shouldn’t miss any of the action.
In the event marked by innumerable problems, delays and failures in the transmissions, the hosts fought their biggest hurdle in the final: Astralis, Liquid’s own tormentor throughout the year 2018.
Eight teams entered IEM Katowice CIS Minor to compete for $50,000 in prize money and two slots in the preliminary stage of IEM Katowice Major 2019. Before the Minor we talked with S0tf1k, captain of Team Spirit.
The profit of the gaming industry increased compared to last year and amounted to $109.8 billion — a whopping 11% increase from 2017.
Eight teams fight it out in the CIS Minor for $50,000 dollars and two slots in the preliminary stage of IEM Katowice Major 2019. Before the minor, we talked to Aset “Solaar” Sembiev, head coach of the Syman Gaming team.