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It has been announced that the official stream for the upcoming Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational in Vienna will be provided by FACEIT TV.
The 10,000€ event in Vienna, Austria is only one week away and after announcing the complete team list today, the organizers have now revealed that they have reached an agreement with FACEIT TV, a broadcasting company which will aim to provide a high quality official stream in cooperation with Alienware as the main sponsors.
The action will be broadcasted from FACEIT studios in Milan, Italy and will feature four commentators in total, including DreamHack Winter caster and former Lions and fnatic player Björn "threat" Pers. Joining him are Heaven Media's Richard Lewis who has been casting ESEA Invite Europe this season, Simen "warclown" Aas Henriksen whom we've had a chance to hear on ESPlanet TV in the past, and Jay Atkins.
Here is the list of casters:
Björn "threat" Pers
Simen "warclown" Aas Henriksen
Roald van Buuren, Esports Coordinator at FACEIT gave the following statement regarding this announcement:
"We are very excited to start this cooperation with an established player like Heaven Media. With our top-end production, the casters and Heaven Media's expertise in hosting events we believe this will be a great experience for both the viewers and the players. It is our first step into the Counter-Strike scene, but just one of the many more to come in the future as we bring the FACEIT effect into CS:GO."
Heaven Media's Business Development Manager, Corin Cole, added:
"FACEIT TV's production values are fantastic and we are thrilled to be working with them and an amazing commentary team to bring the community live coverage of the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational. I would also like to thank Alienware for their support as the sponsor of the official live stream, in addition to providing their powerful X51 gaming systems on which the tournament will take place. Make sure to tune in next weekend, this is an event you don’t want to miss!"
Although this will be the only official stream, it is said that GOTV will be available for those interested in controlling their own spectating experience.
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational will take place in the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel in Vienna from February 23rd-24th and HLTV.org will be on site to provide complete coverage.
Edit: Ohh noo.. Richard Lewis -.-
Post edited 2013-02-16 00:32:59
In other words, while others write only positive articles, something about how esports is growing etc, he writes about the rotten truth of esports, all the scandalous things others either don't realise or prefer not to talk about.
He's been doing that for years with Source, slating orgas, community, LANs and eminent persons. Source community never had a problem with it, because they realised his articles have some truth in them, even though it's often hard to admit. However the day he wrote an article about 1.6, all hell broke loose. They didn't even bother to read the article, the single fact that a source writer wasn't praising 1.6 was enough for 1.6 community to start embarassing itself with all the "retard blewhis" and invading-cadred crap.
Also, he's generally a delusional douchebag.
he has never edited a single comment, and i've seen quite a lot of his heated discussions with users over the years. that's what i call spreading lies.
there were times at cadred when the only way to get a ban was to call someone a "nigger". not even calling admins names could guarantee you a ban.
and it's absolutely true that the people who had started the witch hunt didn't even read the article. because if they did, they would've found the "The only thing I can say in their defence is that there is certainly a lot more proof that 1.6 is the best team based FPS ever made than there is evidence of a benevolent creator" line. but they didn't.
so... who was he spreading lies about?
but anyway i'm not trying to make him look like an angel. he did ban some people he shouldn't have, he's very straightforward, loves to argue etc.
however that's absolutely not the reason why people on HLTV.org hate him. the reason for this is because of his article in which he said that despite 1.6 the best team-bases FPS game, it wasn't going to last long, so instead of spamming forums with "2STRONK" people should have supported CS:S or CS:GO, or counter-strike as a franchise would have died.
guess what - he was right, 1.6 didn't last long. but for a 1.6 community the single fact that a source writer said 1.6 was going to die and be replaced by either CS:S or CS:GO was blasphemy.
Post edited 2013-02-16 04:42:56
You think this Richard Blewis who didnt even follow the 1.6 scene knew something no-one else didnt? And on top of that everyone knew the reason why the money wasnt being put into it anymore. CS is a game that can basically be run on a 286. Sponsers dont make anything unless gamers buy newer hardware etc.. and the only way anyone would do that is if they promoted a newer game. Valve were making CS:GO, big name tournaments announce they are picking up GO as their new title, the rest is history.
And the reason why Richard Blewis is hated (or at least one of the reasons) is because of that whole BS about being to full to allow 1 HLTV guy to report from location at that Heaven Media event.
This isn't the reason people dislike him and never was. Frankly his controversial articles were the best thing about the site.
Post edited 2013-02-16 02:11:25
hilarious, has no clue but wants to stream the games
good that there is GOTV so I gonna be able to watch Knochen or rizc
Post edited 2013-02-16 00:48:56
You are a good guy but casting isnt what you are good at, imo.
Correction to above: the reason rickeh criticized you was because he had the same OPINION as I do.
people these days can't handle criticism (pussy generation), not even when it doesn't consern themelves.
Post edited 2013-02-16 10:38:29
Post edited 2013-02-16 02:30:53
But still, gonna watch Russian stream by sL4M & tafa because they are really better commentators. I wish they would speak English.
Understanding that would require brain power though.