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Sean Gares leaves Cloud9 CS GO starting lineup

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Sean’s departure was announced on Cloud9’s official website with a tribute video.

Sean ‘sgares’ Gares will be leaving Cloud9’s starting lineup for CS:GO tournaments.

The announcement was made at Cloud9’s official website with began with “As a rule of thumb, change is constant and evolution is unstoppable.”

“The highs and lows of this lineup, to date, have all been endured by Sean,” it added. “The tremendous amount of effort he has put into bettering the in-game arsenal that the team has allocated through the past two years has been invaluable.”

“Furthermore, Sean’s character out of game has been one that could be described as a hallmark within the community.”

As an American CS:GO professional player, Sean had 14 seasons of ESEA Invite under his belt.

He has led numerous line-ups to playoff berths at the top level of North American Counter-Strike and won his first ESEA Invite championship with B2B Gaming while teamed up with swag, n0thing, and Semphis.

Sean said that his time with Cloud9 “brought countless memories and experiences” that he will “cherish for a lifetime.”

He also conveys his gratitude to his teammates, fans and managing staff as well as wishing the best for the team regardless of who takes his spot.

CSGO betting advice: RGN Pro – North America Series

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Odds

75%

25%

Recommendation

medium risk – high bet recommended

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Surely Method did surprisingly well during the first phase of the RGN Finals, and we have to say that they looked way better on Lan compared to their usual online performances.

However, facing Liquid is going to be a completely different story. Especially compared to most of the teams they messed with in the Group stage.

It is highly doubtful that Hiko and friends losing this Bo3, and there is actually quite good chances of watching just a plain 2-0.

We’ll probably watch maps such as de_mirage, de_inferno and de_overpass. If the veto goes this way, Liquid should be better on all of them, and the only map where we may watch a close game will be Mirage.

Betting odds are obviously severely skewed in favor of Liquid, and when we talk about these kinds of values, we highly suggest evaluating a skip due to the extremely low profitability. But if you really want to bet, then the way to go is Liquid.

CSGO ESL ESEA Pro League: Liquid vs Conquest (Result)

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It will be one of the most interesting match-up, though one we’ve already enjoyed several times over the past few weeks.

However, unlike the past games where we watched Conquest take the upper hand, most had doubts about Shahzam and friends, since the map is de_cache.

This is one of their usual vetoes, and overall they played it only a handful of times, always offering very mixed and not so convincing results.

On the other hand while Liquid surely dropped the ball a bit in recent weeks, and they are no longer the tank they were a couple of months ago, they tend to remain consistent in their performance at de_cache.

Here they’ve always provided quite good shows, even against EU teams, so our confidence in them was proved right.

Man of the match also went to Liquid’s Jonathan ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski, with his rating up 0.06 to 1.05 and a kill rate of 0.75.

In the end, Liquid won by 8:7, 8:1.

Counter Strike GO: a season in perspective

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Dreamhack ended in glamour as EnVyUs were crowned the champions.

An explosive end to the 2015 Majors season last weekend in Cluj-Napoca saw a thrilling conclusion to the series of tournaments, and what a thrill it was.

We saw the defeat of Fnatic, who have been dominating tournaments the entire year; the rise of newbies setting out and making their mark before the winter hibernation as well as a triple overtime semi-final which could have gone either way and kept everyone on the edge of their seats.

And here a few highlights of the season:

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