I like HLTV. But we have to talk about their rankings

HLTV’s rankings did some weird things at the end of January, as the end of last season and the Christmas break caught up with the beginning of competitive fixtures in 2021. A number of teams suffered big drops in their rankings due to the decay of their points from three…

A new year means a new season of ESEA Premier. But this is no ordinary season. Not only do we have 4 new teams joining from Advanced, there are big changes to the format and broadcast, not to mention the promotion process to ESL Pro League, to consider first.

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I’m excited for the upcoming MDL season. But it could be so much more

The 36th season of ESEA Premier — sponsored by Mountain Dew and therefore known as the Mountain Dew League, or MDL — gets underway in a little under two weeks time in Europe, North America and Australia. The “premier” division of ESEA’s league system (also featuring Open, Intermediate, Main and…

Owen “Smooya” Butterfield

Owen “Smooya” Butterfield is Counter-Strike’s most eligible bachelor. He’s AWPed at the top tier with BIG and Epsilon, but has been a free agent since leaving Chaos Esports Club earlier in the year due to visa issues. His recent trial with c0ntact ended on good terms as he wanted to…

An IDF soldier, as seen in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

When one thinks of countries boasting the best talent in Counter-Strike, thoughts normally turn to a few places. The Scandinavian countries are obvious choices: Denmark usually has multiple teams in the top 10; or Sweden, whose teams dominated the early days. Outside Scandinavia Poland has a thriving scene, producing the…

TomTom94

A geek, trying to make up for the mistakes of my past.

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