Half of February is already behind us, which means we need to summarize the events that affected the CS:GO universe: new matches, new successes, and other things that make the life of players and fans more interesting.
IEM Katowice 2022.
A series of matches in the IEM Katowice 2022 tournament will take place from February 15 to 22. Organizer Valve plans to hold them in LAN-format, drawing between the participants one million dollars.
One of the main rules of the tournament is a complete ban on participation in the playoffs, if the team has at least one player infected with coronavirus. But it was even possible to start playing in the tournament while on self-isolation. Therefore, teams had to take care of the spare players in advance - the organizer allowed each team to have up to five players.
40,000 Frags: a new F0rest achievement
Patrick Lindberg, who plays CS:GO for Team Dignitas as F0rest, has become the first player worldwide to score 40,000 frags in official matches.
According to HLTV.org, Janusz Snax Pogorzelski (39,000 frags) and Richard Papillon (37,700 frags) had the most kills, except for F0rest. Also in the top 20 of this ranking was Alexander s1mple Kostylev - the only gamer from the CIS - he got the 19th place with 33.8 kills on cards.
Copenhagen Flames has confirmed female lineup for CS:GO tournaments
The largest eSports organization Copenhagen Flames has already approved the new women's team, which will represent the club in tournaments and championships for CS:GO. According to the information, from the previous roster the new roster will include Josephine Josefine Jensen and Anna ramziiN Ramsing.
Their roster will be completed by the cyber athletes who represented Copenhagen Flames in 2020 and 2021. They are Tilda 7licious Byström and Anna AGR Grice, who will be the in-game leader in the roster. The fifth member of the Danish club invited Jennik JNK Schegren - she previously played for mix Isekaii.
Russian esports club Team Spirit also announced the upcoming creation of a women's roster. Its composition is planned to form through an open competition.
New details about RMR tournaments have emerged
Before the start of the championship PGL Major Antwerp 2022, planned to hold three tournaments RMR. These are necessary to select the participants for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022. All the matches will be held in Bucharest - the teams from the declared regions will gather there.
Organizers called the dates of the tournaments:
- 1 tournament will be held April 11-14 - it will be the American championship;
- The 2nd tournament will be held on April 15 and 16 for the Asian region;
- 3 tournament will be held from 17 to 24 April for teams from CIS countries and Europe.
Qualifications for the RMR will begin at the end of February.
In addition, the organizers have already set the dates for the matches in the tournament PGL Major Antwerp 2022:
- Challengers Stage - May 9-12;
- Legends Stage - May 14-17;
- Playoffs May 19-22.
24 teams will play each other for a $1 million prize pool.
It should be noted that some of the planned dates of RMR tournaments may coincide with BLAST: Showdown.
BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022 Symbolic Team - Who made the roster?
Twitter posted a list of CS:GO players who will be a part of the BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022 Championship Symbolic Team:
- Nikola NiKo Kovacs, a shooter from the G2 Esports collective, will be the main star of this tournament;
- Alexi Aleksib Virolainen - Best Cheerleader;
- Robin ropz Kohl - newcomer from FaZe Clan - the player who received the title of "King of Pistols";
- Florian syrsoN Richet - sniper from the BIG team;
- Shahar flameZ Shushan - a player from the OG team, who is considered the best in making first kills in a round.
The carefully selected lineup promises to be one of the most interesting in BLAST Premier history. That's why all CS:GO fans are looking forward to the new season of this tournament.