Faze too much for Liquid Gaming, TK lose round 11 to Infused

Liquid Gaming no match for FaZe

The only question about FaZe and Liquid Gaming’s outcome was how quickly it would take the UMG Dallas champions to race to a 3-0 win.

With all due respect, the Italians are almost certainly in contention for the worst team at the tournament and there were no expectations for them to beat anyone bar perhaps – and some would arguably still consider it an upset – their mainland cousins. A clash versus Spirit Gaming could be interesting.

If anything, the breakdown of scores should be somewhat encouraging for them and while the scores were by no means close, they were at least able to intermittently challenge FaZe to avoid humiliation. They will consider this is a priceless experience to practice against quite literally the world’s team to beat.

Infused join countrymen Epsilon at TK’s expense

What a day for UK contingents as Infused claim a second North American head in the shape of Team Kaliber.

A strong contender for match of the day, TK almost fought back to edge victory on Hardpoint Detroit but Scotsman MarkyB would have none of it by roaring into the final area to bring a halt to his opponents escalating score.

Despite that satisfaction of a marginal 227 to 223 win, TK regrouped with a resolute 6 to 2 round score on S&D riot to bring them level. Signs of a game 5 nail biter began to flash and indeed, a one point map in favour of TK on Uplink Biolab required some experienced nerve by the boys in red to respond to.

And reply they did with another thriller, pulling ahead at the end of Hardpoint Solar to win 202 to 182 and, as if there was ever any doubt, set the stage for one final Search and Destroy.

Only an 11-round finale would do and after trading rounds, TK lead 5 – 4 before Infused snatched the final 2 to join Epsilon into the second stage of the groups on Saturday.

Epsilon Survive Rise Nation Scare

A perfect start by the AM2PRO Omnia champions almost turned into tears as Epsilon relinquished a 2-0 lead in spectacular fashion as they all but complacently let Rise stomp them in response.

New recruit and former Epsilon veteran MadCat lead the way in style on Hardpoint Detroit, finishing on 44 kills to a statement of fierce intent to his North American foes.

And that was nothing but a mere taster of punishment for attempting to invade European soil, reducing Rise to the shame of a 0-6 defeat on Search and Destroy that would have deflated most teams into a terminal sulk in concession of inevitable defeat.

But the taste of close victory is a familiar one for British teams and history, on yet another occasion, almost returned to tally another haunting defeat as Rise roared back to square up the match at 2 maps apiece.

A squeaky 6-4 Uplink Biolab win turned the momentum and they ended Hardpoint Solar with 230 points to 129, knocking the confidence out of Reedy along the way who looked visibly speechless with just 17 kills to 44 deaths.

The final Search and Destroy was a toe-to-toe affair until Epsilon found breathing space at 5-3 from 3-3 before closing out the game 6-3 overall.

A beaming MadCat was relieved and while he acknowledged their inability to close out the game with momentum in their favour, he believes we still have a lot to see from the group. For now, they have the rest of the day to relax before returning to the fray tomorrow.

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MLG Pro League – Week 5 Results/Standings/Fixtures

The MLG Pro League continued this week after last weeks connection issues that resulted in a number of cancelled or rescheduled games due to DDOS attacks on the MLG studio. The fifth week continues however more connection issues happened with the OpTic vs Denial game getting rescheduled at 1-0.

Monday, July 27.

 HOME  SCORE  OUTDOOR
elevate Team Elevate 3-0 ESports insulation logo iSolation Empire
OpticNation OpTic Nation 0-3 Faze FaZe
optic  OpTic Gaming 0-1 Denial Denial eSports
rise  Rise.Nation 3-2 tcm TCM Gaming

Editor’s note: The Gaming OpTic match – Denial started. Denial won the first map, but the connection problems have emerged and the match was postponed to a later date.

Tuesday, July 28.

 HOME  SCORE  OUTDOOR
epsilon Epsilon.NA  1-3 kaliber Team Kaliber
tcm TCM Gaming  0-3 elevate Team Elevate
Orbit COD Team Orbit  3-0 EnVyUS Logo  Team EnVyUS
Faze Clan FaZe  3-0 rise  Rise.Nation

Ranking.

 Position  Team Victories Defeats  Maps (+)  Maps (-)  Differences
 1 faze-logo FaZe 9 2 27 10 17
 2nd Denial Denial 7 1 23 8 15
3rd optic  OpTic Gaming 8 2 20 9 11
4th elevate Team Elevate 7 3 24 15 9
5th kaliber Team Kaliber 5 4 20 21 -1
6th OpticNation  OpTic Nation 4 4 15 16 -1
7th EnVyUS Logo  Team EnVyUS 4 6 19 22 -3
8th Orbit COD Team Orbit 4 6 15 22 -7
9th ESports insulation logo iSolation Empire 3 6 14 21 -7
10th rise  Rise.Nation 3 7 14 24 -10
11th tcm TCM Gaming 2 7 14 24 -7
12th epsilon Epsilon.NA 1 8 13 26 -13

 


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Gfinity Summer Championship Groups Announced!

This weekend in Fulham, London, 16 teams from Europe and North America will battle it out for the title of Gfinity Summer Championship winners and the lions share of $100,000. The real question on everyone’s lips this week has been what will the groups look like? Those questions have been answered as we present the Gfinity Summer Championship Groups. Over the next couple of days we’ll be bringing you detailed previews of the event including interviews with some of the top players in attendance.

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UMG 2K Placements, MLG 5K and Pro League Rescheduled

Major League Gaming, or MLG as they are most commonly known, have been hosting online tournaments for both professional and amateurs for many many years. In a quick update from last week, they were forced to cancel the 5K on Sunday due to Xbox Live issues whilst also rescheduling a number of games last week from the Pro League due to the MLG studios being host booted offline. We’ll bring you updates on the Pro League once it starts up again which should be this evening.

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UMG 2K – Saturday 25th July

#1 Dream Team (Ivy, Sender, Anticity, Diabolic)
#2 FaZe (Zooma, Attach, Clayster, Enable)
#3/4 Epsilon (Swanny, Remy, Nagafen, Royalty)
#3/4 3Sup (Califa, Legal, Lacefield, Miyagi)
#5/8 XGN
#5/8 eLevate
#5/8 Sakugang
#5/8 TCM Gaming

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France – SFCO4 Final Placements and Bracket

This weekend in France, popular LAN organiser SFCO hosted their fourth Advanced Warfare event at their venue in Paris. In total, 26 teams showed up to compete for the accolade of latest French champions. Check out the final placements, brackets and info below. Unfortunately we don’t have any pictures from the event because for absolutely no reason at all, SFCO don’t allow pictures of videos to be taken.

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Final Placements
Placements
1st  evz EvaZion eSport (fr Wailers – fr Gump – fr Dowkyy – fr Chucky)
2nd HyperGames-300x300 HyperGames Team (fr mAxxie – fr Melo – fr TonyJaaa – fr Veziok)
3rd image1429034700 Wrecking Gaming (fr KKobraa – fr Kassoa – fr Ato – fr Zyde)
4th reward Reward eSports (fr MysTK – fr Hulk – fr Starz – fr MisAa)
5/6 Supremacy Supremacy (fr ZylewR – fr Zero – fr Malls – fr Vortex)
5/6  convert ConverT.Shenza (fr Nxtshay – fr Gxbi – fr Flexx – fr Neyaz)
7/8 amnesia Amnesia.Unleash (fr TeDzY – fr GraMs – fr Skread – fr Clousy)
7/8 a7 Anxi7y (fr Daddy – fr Eazy – fr Jayz – fr Kirby)
9/12  convert ConverT.Supra (fr Vaco – fr MKaos – fr FaZxK – fr Hayzer)
9/12 AW Squad.S3
9/12 AW Team_FZA
9/12 AW WySix.StayStrong
13/16 clapse Clapse.Trinity
13/16  AW Evenings eSport
13/16 AW Roster.Exodus
13/16 AW Sensoria eSport
17/26 AW Onwards.Over
17/26 AW Team Eleven
17/26  AW Stayking
17/26 AW R7 Gaming
17/26  AW UKB_Squads
17/26  AW Barclays.Mix
17/26 AW Onwards.Reks
17/26  AW Exilion
17/26 AW Surnity.TeamFA
17/26 AW CARGAnation

Brackets

Pro Bracket

Open Bracket


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HCS Season 2 Final Placements

Evil Geniuses have been crowned champions for the second time, beating CLG in the Grand Final over two series. Here’s the full rosters, prize money and placements of all eight teams competing this weekend.

Final-Placements

1. 294px-EG Evil Geniuses: Snipedown, Roy, Lunchbox, Lethul – $75,000
2. CLGNA_Logo Counter Logic Gaming: Snakebite, OGRE2, Royal2, Cloud – $30,000
3. 300px-Denial Denial: Mikwen, Chig, APG, Heinz – $15,000
4. 294px-C9 Cloud9: Hysteria, FearItSelf, iGotUrPistola, Victory X – $12,000
T6. Optic NationMiniOpTic Gaming: Maniac, Flamesword, Ace, Assault – $6,000
T6. 300px-Winterfox_Logo_Update Winterfox: Ryanoob, Naded, Arkanum, Randa – $6,000
T8. Liquidlogobig Team Liquid: Ninja, Aries, Shooter, Spartan – $3,000
T8. EXcellence eXcellence: Coby, eL Town, Frosty, UnLegit – $3,000

Picture courtesy of Team Beyond


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5 Things We Learned from HCS Day 3

It’s over. Evil Geniuses have walked away as winners from the second season of the Halo Championship Series. But before we wrap up our content, we take a look back at five talking points from the final day of the competition.

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Evil Geniuses Retain Title

The result will be a surprise to almost nobody but the all-conquering Evil Geniuses have once again conquered. EG successfully went back to back, scooping their second HCS title. After an incredible season where they’ve rarely let up, EG got their just deserts with victory over CLG in the Grand Final.

 

OGRE2 still got it

There’s little you can say about OGRE2 at this point that hasn’t already been said. Part of the first ever National Championship team, Tom Ryan once again played a part in this weekend’s Grand Final and while he may not have taken home gold this time out, he certainly proved that he’s still among the best in the game.

 

Denial Miss Out

Unlike Evil Geniuses, Denial were unable to make their consistency count when it came to the biggest stage. Although 3rd place still represents a stellar final placement, no doubt the Wolf Pack will have been disappointed not to earn a place in the Grand Final having occupied 2nd seed for almost the entire HCS season.

 

Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming Rivalry

In some respects you have to feel sorry for the Cloud9 squad. CLG singlehandedly showed the 5th seeded veteran line up the door, with victories over their opponents in both the Winner and Loser Bracket. You can’t help but wonder what could have been if they’d maybe had a different tournament bracket.

 

Accurate Dexerto Predictions

I figured I’d take this time to toot my own trumpet slightly. Having previously done countless prediction pieces, never have I got so close to the final outcome than this weekend. In fact, had I held my nerve and put CLG in 2nd over Denial, I’d successfully have nailed all 8 placements. Sadly though, I’ve had to settle for 6/8. Not bad.

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