Danish eSports powerhouse Astralis have been crowned champions of BLAST Pro Series once again, reestablishing their dominance on the CS:GO scene.
Following the announcement of their departures from Mousesports, Tomas ‘oskar’ Sastny and Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi have both released statements on social media as they head off to pastures new.
Apex Legends continues to dominate the Twitch charts, despite a decline in viewers as of late. In the past week, the latest battle royale sensation has managed to conjure up 23 million hours watched on Twitch, which is a decline of eight million that had been achieved previously.
Danish CS:GO in-game leader Finn “Karrigan” Andersen could be leaving FaZe Clan for pastures new, if another team can meet the player’s buyout price.
Following NRG’s 16th place finish in the New Legends Stage, NRG look to be searching for a swap deal with Jacob ‘FugLy’ Medina for Made in Brazil’s Tarik. The inactive member, who was substituted to the bench for MIBR in recent months, could be traded for FugLy, who fell short of making an impact in Katowice.
It has been another enthralling year for eSports, with viewers flocking to platforms such as Youtube and Twitch to check out their favourite teams and games in action. The likes of League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2 have been amongst the most watched games throughout 2018, with it coming as no surprise that LoL’s World Championship was the most watched of the year.
Germany-based eSports team BIG has announced the signing of Ismailcan “XANTARES” Dortkadres, who will be joining up with the CS:GO team going into the 2019. The Turkish star will be moving on from Space Soldiers, with the player who he will be replacing yet to be announced.
Virtus.pro recently announced that they would be ceasing competition with their CS:GO lineup following a string of poor results, including their exit from the European Minor Closed Qualifier. However, the Russian organisation are looking to the process of rebuilding, by acquiring the services of Mateusz “TOAO” Zawistowski, whilst restructuring the team around Michal “snatchie” Rudzki and Michał “MICHU” Müller, according to sources.
The CS:GO roster for Virtus.pro is no more, as the Polish outfit announced that the team will no longer be performing for their organisation. Despite their prestigious reputation, recent struggles for the roster after a recent shakeup seems to have been unable to fix results in a positive way.