Sources have stated that the Zamboanga eSports League (ZeSL), an esports tourney focusing on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), is set to conduct a six-figure tournament for Mindanaoan teams later this year.
WASD Philippines reported that one of the country’s biggest esports organizations is currently hiring talents from different top CS teams in order to create a secondary team on May 9, Tuesday.
Just three years ago, Philippine Counter-Strike was nearly non-existent, to the point that it was considered a “success” whenever tournaments attracted a couple of teams in attendance. This is not to mention that the country was considered to be one of the whipping dogs in Asian CS, habitually losing maps to teams from other countries.
These past few days have been full of events, so here’s something to help you catch up!
G2 Wins DreamHack Austin
The French “superteam” gets top honors in DreamHack Tours after beating CIS side HellRaisers, 2-0 (16-6 on Cache and 16-14 on Cobblestone), in the grand final.
It seems that the Philippine CS shuffle would never end. This time around, it may just shake the Philippine scene entirely.
Multiple sources close to the negotiating parties say that one of the country’s biggest esports organizations is currently hiring talents from different top teams and form them into a second “superteam” that will represent their brand, both locally and internationally.
After a one week break from TESL LAN Finals, we're back with intense CS:GO action as the second wave of our Summer League kicks in tomorrow May 8, 2017. 21 teams from all over the country will duke it out to claim the second championship. n00bteam, the wave one champion with a revamped roster will try to defend their throne but this time they are up for a challenge as their first game is against CGH who grabbed the 3rd-4th place last TESL Finals.Read More
Brazilian squad SK Gaming wins Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney after beating FaZe Clan, 3-1, in the grand finals.
With FaZe banning Cobblestone and SK taking out Nuke, five maps were up for grabs in the map veto phase. Train went up first, followed by Cache, Inferno, Overpass and Mirage.
FaZe Clan, riding on the euphoria of winning their first grand finals at the StarLadder StarSeries Season 3 Championship last April, have once again claimed a Finals spot as they defeat current CS:GO Major champions Astralis in three maps (2-1) in IEM Sydney 2017.
The Tarlac eSports League (TeSL) has finally finished. It is high time to highlight the Filipino teams that have made the most impact so far, both locally and internationally.
It is clear that there are squads and people that were able to exceed expectations, regardless of the odds that they were facing.
Gambit Esports, the European CIS-based team led by former Na'Vi captain Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, have redeemed themselves after coming in 2nd place at last week's cs_summit, by handily defeating Immortals, 2-0 in DreamHack Open Austin, taking home the championship trophy and $50,000 in winnings.