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Sh1ro’s settings, crosshair, and viewmodel for CS:GO

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Dmitriy “sh1ro” Sokolov, the 19-year-old AWPer for Russian Counter-Strike team Gambit Esports, made waves at IEM Katowice 2021.

The young and upcoming talent is known for his passive AWPing playstyle, a player not so dissimilar to Na’Vi’s Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács. In the IEM Katowice finals against Virtus.pro, sh1ro showcased patience and determination, recording just 39 deaths over the course of four maps. That’s an average of fewer than 10 deaths per map. On Dust 2, he was killed four times.

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Code S RO8 Preview: Dream vs Bunny, Rogue vs Zest

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The GSL S1 Ro16 group stage has concluded, leaving eight top players to fight it out for 2021 Code S glory. In the upper-half of the draw, we have an exciting TvT between Bunny and Dream, followed up by a Rogue vs. Zest quarter-final—a repeat of their 2019 Code S Ro8 battle.

Quarterfinal Match #1: Dream vs Bunny

Start time: Monday, Apr 19 9:30am GMT (GMT+00:00)

In my opinion, Bunny and Dream have been the most impressive players of the tournament so far. Bunny overcame the odds to defeat Stats in Code A, and then shattered expectations once again to take first position in Group A of Code S, defeating top seed TY along the way (as well as Hurricane, a less heralded but still respectable player). In Group B, Dream exhibited some mind-blowing TvT tactics to knock poor ol’ Cure out of the competition, and even took a map off Maru. Overall, the two Terran ‘underdogs’ have displayed some serious skill throughout.

Interestingly, we saw both players choose similar tactics in their Ro16 TvTs. The two Terrans generally opted for early aggressive play—usually involving a quick double gas into either 2-Barracks Reaper rushes, or fast 1-Tank drops with a Medivac. These offensive tactics clearly paid dividends, and a part of me wonders whether these choices were an attempt to prevent longer macro games against the elite Terrans they were going up against.

While both Bunny and Dream clearly showcased strong TvTs in the Ro16, I feel that the latter was more impressive in his overall execution. Bunny did look strong in his one TvT against TY, getting a build order win with a 2-Rax Reaper rush in game one and cinching game three with a textbook feint-into-backdoor-drop maneuver. However, it appears to me at least, that Dream’s precision and execution of tactics seems almost unrivalled at the moment. It is certainly something that I didn’t expect from the Terran; being placed amongst two of the world’s best TvT competitors, Maru and Cure, I could never have predicted Dream to overcome Cure twice in a single day, as well as challenging the illustrious Maru in a tight 1-2 loss. Regardless, I think I can say with somewhat certainty that Dream versus Bunny is going to be an electrifying match-up, full of aggressive plays and harassment that TvT fans won’t want to miss.

That being said, I am certainly expecting some longer macro games to find their way into this Bo5. While Bunny’s battle with TY consisted purely of early-game aggression, we did see some macro play from Dream in his final match-up with Cure, finding some success in developing his units and infrastructure into a deadly late-game brawl. Although Cure’s form in GSL of late has clearly been far from promising, we shouldn’t take anything away from Dream’s victories over the Terran beast. In defeating Cure, Dream has shown us once again that he is a Terran with versatility and strength, capable of causing upsets to the best of SC2 competitors.

I didn’t rate Dream very highly in my Group B preview, but after what we’ve witnessed from him in his Ro16 TvTs against both Maru and Cure, I see him as the favourite in this upcoming match-up with Bunny. Dream just seems to be playing out of his skin at the moment, and I feel like he has what it takes to at least make his way into the semi-finals of 2021 GSL S1. Furthermore, according to Aligulac, Dream is not just ahead of Bunny in terms of career head-to-heads—with the former holding a small 9-7 lead over his Terran counterpart in prior battles—but he also has an advantage in overall TvT results throughout 2021. Dream having won roughly 51% of his matches, compared to Bunny’s measly 36% win-rate. Of course, those overall 2021 stats don’t seem to quite reflect the level of play they’ve shown in this season of Code S, but that kind of significant win-percentage difference is something to keep in mind ahead of this Ro8 fight, nonetheless.

While I believe Dream to be the favorite here, I’m predicting that this will be a close match-up as their head-to-head results suggest. There is one curious, complicating factor, where Bunny has proven himself more capable of beating elite players than Dream. Not only did Bunny beat TY in the RO16, but he also beat Stats in Code A and the Super Tournament, and took down INnoVation and Reynor in DH: Last Chance. Dream, while more consistent than Bunny overall, hasn’t been as good at elevating his game for big matches. Either way, I think that this is going to be a match-up you won’t want to miss, and one that I am personally excited to watch!

Prediction: Bunny 2 – 3 Dream

Quarterfinal Match #2: Zest vs Rogue

Rogue fans should have been pleased to see that the two-time World Champion look like his former self in his Ro16 matches. While it is often hard to predict which Rogue will show up in SC2 events, the Zerg’s performance in Group C was nothing short of brilliant; Rogue made short-work of both Super Tournament semi-finalist Zoun and 2021 IEM Katowice quarter-finalist Dark, all without dropping a single game! While Rogue himself downplayed his abilities in the post-match interview, I think fans will still be excited to see the ‘real Rogue’ take center stage as he faces off against back-to-back IEM Katowice finalist (and 2015 champion), Zest, in their forthcoming Code S fight.

As for Zest, he proved why he was the last player taken in the Ro16 group selection draft, advancing through a tough group filled with two strong Protosses in Trap and sOs (as well as the star of the qualifiers in Armani). However, while Zest displayed some extremely powerful and clever plays against the likes of Armani and sOs, Zest committed some unusual mistakes and errors that, if repeated, could prove fatal in his upcoming battle against a player of Rogue’s caliber.

In Zest’s initial match-up with sOs, game two saw him get forced into taking an all-or-nothing Stalker vs. Stalker fight after Oracles devastated his Probe line. However, Zest botched this fight completely, flying his Warp Prism forward to its death, while demonstrating puzzling focus-fire micro that left Immortals barely alive on red health. We saw another amateur-like error from Zest in his PvZ against Armani. In Game 1, Zest forgot to plug a gap in his wall after going for a risky Carrier rush, letting in a swarm of Roaches and Lings into his natural and main that killed off a whopping 20+ Probes. It was a testament to Zest’s skill that he managed to win the game anyway (despite allowing further Zergling runbys as the game went on). Zest will need to clean up some of his sloppy play before he faces Rogue, or you can bet your boots that the Sexy Boy will punish any such mistake to the fullest possible measure!

In so far as previous career battles go between Rogue and Zest, the two are surprisingly neck and neck, with Rogue ahead by just one match win over the course of nearly seventy battles. However, it must be said that Rogue is the clear favourite at the moment. Rogue, when motivated, has been generally beyond the skill of Zest in LotV. He’s won all three of their previous GSL main event matches (Rogue knocked-out Zest in their 2019 Code S quarter-final, as well as two times in 2020 GSL S2), which in itself speaks volumes as they head into their Ro8 match-up. And, of course, Rogue beat Zest when it mattered most: in the grand finals of IEM Katowice 2020 (though Zest did hand Rogue his only loss of the tournament in the group stage).

The two players have tended to make creative strategic choices against each other in the past, with Zest finding himself on the receiving end of many a Rogue all-in in major tournaments (Zest’s attempts to return the favor have had mixed results). However, their more recent online cup matches have been more macro-focused—perhaps a result of the changed ZvP meta, or perhaps an indicator that players save their sharpest tactics for the GSL. Therefore, I think that while Rogue may take victory against Zest in this quarter-final match-up, we could be in for a ZvP spectacle to be well remembered in years to come!

Prediction: Rogue 3 – 1 Zest


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CDL Challengers Elite Stage 3 Preview

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Stage 3 of Challengers Elite kicks off this week, here’s everything you need to know


The Call of Duty League returns this week with Stage 3 of the Pro League, and Challengers Elite. With the best Challengers players in the world competing here, this is everything you need to know about Stage 3 of CDC Elite.

North America

  • Fantastic Four: Decemate, Methodz, Davpadie, Slacked
  • EastR: FeLo, GRVTY, Jurd, John
  • Built By Gamers: GodRx, KiSMET, Pandur, Pentagrxm
  • NYSL Academy: Prolute, Spart, Saints, Hamza
  • Triumph: Xotic, Royalty, General, Mayhem
  • uT Crew: Yeez, MajorManiak, Phantomz, Wrecks
  • Here to Ruin Someones: Mochilla, LlamaGod, Parasite, Glory
  • LAG Academy: Chino, MentaL, Exceed, Nero

In North America, Fantastic Four is our team to watch. Consisting of three former pros from the 2020 and 2021 season with Decemate, Methodz and Slacked, they should be looking to win Elite Stage 3.

Europe

  • Orgless: Joshh, Nastie, Vortex, Harry
  • Elevate: Bidz, Denza, Hickey, Weeman
  • Team WaR: envidiaN, JurNii, Lucky, MettalZ
  • Obtained Esports: Aroma, Detain, Genesis, Peatie
  • Mav3ricks Gaming Club: Sukry, EriKBooM, SupeR, Yanko
  • Team Watson: Watson, Chaaxter, Piero, NukeJ
  • Team 3G: Beans, Keza, KidzZ, Niall
  • Pushing Gaming: RenKoR, Alfoon, Torress, Zappy

In Europe, it’s anyone’s game. The Spanish scene seems to have taken over, with three full Spanish rosters competing in Elite Stage 3. However, we’re especially looking at Elevate to continue their excellent recent performances, and possibly take home the crown.

Elite Stage 3 begins on Tuesday, April 20, with matches being played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays before CDL matches on Thursdays.

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OWL 2021 Power Rankings – #9 Guangzhou Charge

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The Guangzhou Charge places 9th in our Overwatch League 2021 Power Rankings.


We are finally heading to our Top 10 of the best teams in the Overwatch League 2021 Season! Coming 9th is the new Guangzhou Charge roster.

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Tank:

  • Seung-pyo “Rio” Oh
  • Ki-cheol “Cr0ng” Nam
  • Ji-hun “Jihun” Kim

The tanking line of the Guangzhou Charge is similar to last year, with one addition. Seung-pyo “Rio” Oh and Ki-cheol “Cr0ng” Nam, respectively main and off-tank players, stay with the team for one more year.  They led the team during the Overwatch League 2020 Season, winning the Summer Showdown and reaching the Asia Playoffs.

The Guangzhou Charge roster walks out onto a stage together.

The new member of the Guangzhou Charge tank roster is Ji-hun “Jihun” Kim. He joined the London Spitfire as soon as he turned 18, to compete in the Overwatch League 2020 Season. That was not the best run for the former League Champions, who ended the Regular Season at 17th place. Jihun is now back in the League, with the hopes of a better ranking this season with Guangzhou Charge.

Support:

  • Young-seo “KariV” Park
  • Chan-hee “Mandu” Kim

The Guangzhou Charge signed one of the most experienced support players in the League for the 2021 Season: Young-seo “KariV” Park. KariV has been playing in the Overwatch League ever since the Inaugural Season. He placed 2nd in this Inaugural Season with Los Angeles Valiant and took part in the Overwatch League All-Stars show matches. In 2019, Los Angeles Valiant had a more difficult season, placing 13th out of 20. KariV changed teams and joined Toronto Defiant. Unfortunately for the player, his adventure with Toronto Defiant ended with 15th place in the Overwatch League 2020 Regular Season.

Pro Overwatch player Young-seo "KariV" Park holds his hands together while walking through the OWL arena.

Joining KariV in Guangzhou Charge is Chan-hee “Mandu” Kim. He played last season with New York Excelsior, reaching the podiums of the Summer Showdown, Countdown Cup, and even Overwatch League 2020 Asia Playoffs. Unfortunately for Mandu, he mostly watched this NYXL success from the bench. He turned 18 mid-season, too late to find his place in the starting six.

DPS:

  • Ou “Eileen” Yiliang
  • Zou “MYKaylee” Zijie
  • Se-hwan “ChoiSehwan” Choi

Ou “Eileen” Yiliang is a well-known player for Guangzhou Charge fans. He has been playing with the team for over two years and is the only DPS player staying with the team this season.

Joining Eileen in the Guangzhou Charge 2021 DPS roster are two Overwatch Contenders players. Zou “MYKaylee” Zijie comes as the team’s new hitscan specialist. He was part of Bilibili Gaming, Hangzhou Spark’s academy team, with which he placed 3rd in the Overwatch Contenders 2020 Season 2 China.

Se-hwan “ChoiSehwan” Choi completes the Guangzhou Charge 2021 roster. He mainly plays projectile DPS heroes and showed his skills with various teams in Overwatch Contenders. He placed 2nd in the Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 2 Korea with Team KongDoo Panthera and 3rd in the same competition two years later with Element Mystic.

Guangzhou Charge 2021 Power Rankings

Last year, the Guangzhou Charge ended the Regular Season in 5th place. Other teams have considerably improved their roster during the off-season and competition will be harder than ever before.

While the 2021 roster of the Guangzhou Charge is far from being bad, it may not be enough to outperform other teams. The team lost its in-game leader, Jung-yeon “Chara” Kim, who retired earlier this year. Until the team can find a new balance, the Guangzhou Charge takes 9th place in our Overwatch League 2021 power rankings.

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xQc Banned From NoPixel GTA RP Server Once Again

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Popular Twitch streamer Félix “xQc” Lengyel has once again been banned from the NoPixel GTA RP server on April 18th, making this his fourth ban from the same server.

This recent ban comes less than a week since his return from his third ban from the NoPixel server on April 12th.

Why did xQc get banned again?

In his Twitch stream, the 25-year-old has explained multiple reasons behind his latest ban from the server. He has claimed that the reasons behind his ban include talking about other players’ bans when being arrested, dropping a gun when he’s already dead, and abusing vehicle scuff, which goes in violations against the server rules.

Lengyel’s ban from the NoPixel GTA RP server is set to last for a whopping 30 days, making it the longest ban he has received so far. He has further claimed that he will not appeal against the ban.

Chances are, that even after the expiration of his ban, he won’t be returning to the server anytime soon.

While speaking about his fourth ban, xQc hinted that there might be a possible bias against him. “I feel good because I made my case that there’s something against me, so I’m happy about it,” the Twitch star said.

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