IEM Katowice and the continuing of the Fnatic era
Last weekend in Katowice, the best CS:GO teams gathered for the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, the biggest non-major tournament of Q1.
After some exciting group stages (EnVyUs and NiP didn’t manage to get through the group stage) the 6 teams that made it through were:
- Luminosity Gaming
- Natus Vincere
- Tempo Storm
- Virtus Pro
After some epic games (Navi vs LG on Overpass), it is Fnatic that manage to win the title by beating the Brazilians of Luminosity 3-0 in the final.
But as one-sided as the score may seem, it was a really close match with LG with two overtimes.
In the end, it is JW who gets to lift up the trophy and give another win to this new lineup.
Envyus Roster changes and brings DEVIL
In their official statement, EnVyUs announce that they are ending their work with Kioshima to bring Devil in the current roster.
Show some love to @nV_DEVIL, our newcomer! ? Promise he’ll make you proud ?
— Nathan Schmitt (@nV_NBK) 8 March 2016
Devil has shown himself as being one of the strongest newcommers in the French scene, but the goal here is for him to bring a calm mindset to the team, who is known to have a lot of internal conflict.
The first matches for this new lineup went pretty well, after a loss 2-0 against G2, the team managed to beat Flipside and to get a 1-1 against Astralis.
Mouz adds two coaches to their lineup
Mouz has announced that they will attend the Columbus Major with 2 coaches added to their lineup. As innocent as this news may be, there is more to see from it.
It is only recently that the teams were able to add a coach to the ingame play.
With this move, mouz opens the scene up to an even more professional level. Like it already is the case in League of Legends, the pro-teams may find themselves having an army of analysts and coaches.
Let’s see how this aspect of the game will progress, and what places the non-players will have in the future.