fm-eSports win i52

lurppis
August 25th, 2014 10:47

fm-eSports have won Multiplay's i52 event in Coventry, UK with a 2-0 (16-12 de_dust2, 16-12 de_nuke) victory over Rasta in the grand final for £3,750.

A total of sixteen teams took part in i52's CS:GO tournament, which featured a prize purse of £7,500. The tournament was played out using a double elimination best-of-three bracket.

Among the participants were Finns Max "ruuit" Aspe and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, who represented PCHire.net at the event. They made it through the upper bracket, but lost to fm-eSports.


ruuit helped PCHire to a third place finish at i52 

Despite beating Infused in the upper bracket semi-finals, ruuit's PCHire couldn't overcome Rasta in the consolidation final, falling short in a close 1-2 matches, after the latter had beaten Netcodeguides.

In the grand final Søren "socN" Falke's fm-eSports took down Rasta 2-0 with a 16-12 victory on de_dust2, followed up by another win by the same margin on de_nuke to win i52 and £3,750.

Insomnia 52Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
24th August 2014
16
Dust2
12
16
Nuke
12

i52 final standings:

1. United Kingdom fm-eSports - £3,750
2. United Kingdom Rasta - £1,500
3. United Kingdom PCHire.net - £900
4. United Kingdom Netcodeguides.com £450

You can find slightly more detailed results over at Multiplay's tournament website, though it is also missing information. 

Finland Max 'ruuit' Aspe
Max 'ruuit' Aspe
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
10
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.21
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
991
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Søren 'socN' Falke
Søren 'socN' Falke
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Lovely jubbly
2014-08-25 10:48
n1
2014-08-25 10:49
N1
2014-08-25 10:49
nice job m80s
2014-08-25 10:52
top4 team's lineups?
2014-08-25 10:55
the two finalists' roster are available on the match page hltv.org/match/2292440-fm-esports-rastax.. but for any other team your guess is as good as mine
2014-08-25 11:02
thanks
2014-08-25 11:07
fm-eSports- nEiLZiNHo, ZED, Whindanski, socN, mikeS Rasta- Jakem, Spudz, REAZN, Puls3, Weber, PCHire.net- Jstar, vertiGo, JT, suNny, ruuit NetcodeGuides.com- Keita, Batham, Mini, b3n, Kryptix
2014-08-25 15:36
fm! - NeiLziniho, Whindanski, socn, mikeS and ZED Rasta - Weber, jakeM, spud, reazn and pulse PChire - suNNy, ruuit, jstar, vertigo and JT Netcode - b3n, keita, batham, kryptix and mini
2014-08-26 16:20
#6
Germany Emma. 
Yeahhhh FM! =))) CHEER!
2014-08-25 10:56
HMMMM
2014-08-25 14:19
#8
Russia ilg 
why wasn't bets?
2014-08-25 11:04
n1
2014-08-25 11:10
"fm-eSports win i52" 1/2 + picture about Finnish players who came third and wasn't even in the final. Funny :)
2014-08-25 11:13
#12
United Kingdom pugh 
why is it all about the fins? when it was 2 uk teams in the final and a uk team that won it?
2014-08-25 11:14
Lurppis is fin, so its obvios that he will prise his countrymans. JK, maybe they had best preformances
2014-08-25 11:22
suNNy and ruuit carried the fuck out of PChire xD
2014-08-26 16:21
+1
2014-08-25 11:33
i didn't see any of the games so i couldn't talk about them, and a mixteam bringing in some known players is always worth mentioning.
2014-08-25 11:50
#26
United Kingdom pugh 
the rasta team in the finals was also a mix team, bringing in relatively big uk names like weber and pulse (and jakem to a certain degree if you follow the uk scene - which you obviously don't). if you didn't watch the games then why bother covering it? why not get someone who did actually watch the games to do it or watch the vods before writing? yeah, known players are worth mentioning, but that segment should be small - not the majority of the article, right?
2014-08-25 12:00
we constantly write news about smaller events we don't have time to watch. it's normal. no one in our writing staff watched the games, and there's no way i could ever find the time to watch vods of every tournament before writing. as for the "majority of the article", it was one of four paragraphs. i don't know how math works in uk, but pretty sure that's 1/4, or 0.25, or one quarter of the article, which hardly qualifies for "majority".
2014-08-25 12:06
#37
United Kingdom pugh 
if you're going off paragraph numbers then yes, you'd be right. however most of the content is in that one paragraph about the fins. and then there's a big fuck off picture of fins. not even the winners of the tournament? couldn't you find a picture? if i'm going to read an article about the winners of the event i expect to have more content about the grand final which the winners and runnersup were involved in. not 3rd place. also if you want to knit pick like a faggot, then 1/4 is the same as "one quarter of" you moronic twat, it doesn't need to be said twice as they're both fractions, i think the other stat you're looking for in that group of 3 is PERCENTAGE, i don't know how math is taught in finland but over here it's a little like this; percentages, fractions and decimals. but nice try.
2014-08-25 12:30
when i initially wrote the news i knew zero players who played for fm-esports (zero same players from g3, btw). it's probably a problem with your scene.
2014-08-25 12:29
#40
United Kingdom pugh 
then shouldn't you as a journalist do some research before writing? surely you know of weber and pulse, no - the two names playing against fm. what about whindanski and neil? two players who have been in and around the top of the uk scene and fm esports since csgo started? it is a problem with the scene, but that's the way the scene is at the moment - unlikely that it'll change either. almost every team is a mix team, that doesn't mean to say you can't do your research which will consume all 5 minutes of your time. again if you did your research you'd have seen that all the gfinity fm players (except sheekey) were playing in this final. jakem, spudz, reazn and zed. 3 for rasta 1 for fm in this final. ZED the only one remaining from the FM gfinity lineup. i'll quote you on that one "zero same players from g3, btw"
2014-08-25 12:41
i had five minutes to get a post out, i browsed through the multiplay site but found nothing. i know most of the players who played in the final but until i realized we had a hot match for it i had no way of knowing who actually played in the final. sometimes you don't have five minutes to research and five minutes to write; this isn't a full-time job. my mistake, there was one same player from that team then. great consistency, guys.
2014-08-25 12:46
#49
United Kingdom pugh 
it's funny you say that because i took 5 minutes to have a browse myself to see how mini and batham had done and i found everything i needed to know. i like how you try to flip it onto the scene as if it's the scene's fault that your reporting was sloppy - yeah the scene is pretty shit and it's full of mix teams that folds but doesn't alter the fact that it's something you could have found on your phone while you were having a shit in the morning. the scene is what it is, it's as simple as that. speaking of consistency why don't you enforce consistency on your own articles. do your research before writing - just because it's a small event doesn't mean you let your work become sloppy. it may just be a 5 minute job to you, but it doesn't mean that you can't do it correctly.
2014-08-25 12:55
lmfao wp
2014-08-25 13:16
allow me to repeat myself in case it wasn't clear: i had five minutes, i looked for a few and couldn't find out the information that i needed, wrote what i could and got the post out. done.
2014-08-25 13:18
let pugh do all the uk scene write ups, then it will all be perfect and will save lurpiss 5 mins :)
2014-08-25 13:27
Spot on ;D
2014-08-25 13:48
#69
United Kingdom pugh 
why would you write an article without finding the information you needed? if you were a surgeon and a guy came to you with a broken nose, you couldn't find the information you needed so you said "fuck it, lets cut open his chest and look at his heart", is that something you'd do? without relevant information the article is then irrelevant. at worst you could have delayed the article, finished your cornflakes and then took 20 minutes (as if it would even take that long) to write an accurate article with the same amount of content that would be much more informative and relative to uk scene in which a uk team won, not a mix team that finished 3rd that has your pals in
2014-08-25 13:53
you're actually comparing a news post about a relatively minor event to a surgery? seriously? i reckon most hltv.org users find the fact ruuit attended the event more interesting than who played for fm-esports this time around.
2014-08-25 13:58
#76
United Kingdom pugh 
the comparison is relevant, my point stands. if you don't have the correct information then don't do it until you have what you need in whatever it is that you do. guess work quite clearly won't work out. frankly i couldn't give a shit if ruuit attended, and if i did then i would still want the bulk of an article titled "fm wins i52" to be about fm winning i52, the path that took them there (like beating rasta twice, 1st knocking them into the lower bracket then beating them in the finals) with ruuit as a sidenote. if anything from ruuit's team i'm more interested in watching the talent in the team (jstar and vertigo). yeah, most hltv readers probably do find the fact that ruuit attending the iseries more interesting than WHO PLAYED for fm. but that wasn't my point, and you 100% know that. you're just trying to deflect it so you're not in the wrong, but nice try. 8/8 r8 gr8 m8
2014-08-25 14:07
"most hltv readers probably do find the fact that ruuit attending the iseries more interesting than WHO PLAYED for fm" //thread
2014-08-25 14:52
The key words there being "WHO PLAYED", he emphasised them for a reason.
2014-08-25 15:04
the rest of the interesting information is there - infused lost, and fm beat both pchire & rasta. ruuit playing for pchire was the most interesting fact about this news.
2014-08-25 16:40
#93
United Kingdom pugh 
completely missed the point, nice try though. good effort.
2014-08-25 15:12
you are amazingly stupid
2014-08-25 16:24
Lurppis instead of replying to everyone who has a go at you on hltv maybe you should invest that time in not writing shit articles.
2014-08-25 20:59
+1
2014-08-25 21:26
You only had 5 minutes to write the article?, but over 10 to read and reply to people in the comments section.... lol
2014-08-25 14:29
#87
United Kingdom pugh 
+1
2014-08-25 14:34
yes, i was very busy earlier in the day and then wound up having little to do later on, against all expectations. it happens.
2014-08-25 14:58
I imagine you had bigger priorities, like collecting the statement off natu , for the next BIG finnish article.
2014-08-25 18:38
lmao, nice call
2014-08-25 16:04
He has no time for good journalism, but all day to keep his ego high as ever.
2014-08-25 18:28
Give this man a medal. It's hard to discuss with a mentally brainwashed kid who would discuss his standpoint to death even when his work is sloppy. Someone should ask Miira to check his articles before published. And I guess it's more important to write for the finnish audience than the brits.
2014-08-25 20:17
+1
2014-08-25 22:43
Hope you don't get banned for speaking out. This is a nothing article that he clearly couldn't be bothered to research or do. Maybe they need more staff or something but just don't bother if its this bad.
2014-08-25 12:51
i did try to go through the multiplay website but coulnd't find anything there. i still don't see a problem with this article -- it's the same we normally do for minor events without international teams. just a quick post to point out who won, and who they beat on the finals, and which (if any) notable teams were in attendance.
2014-08-25 13:20
Just gone through the link that is in the article itself and found all of the players that are in all of the teams, the group stage and the brackets
2014-08-25 13:32
good job, you're clearly a better internet browser than i am
2014-08-25 13:39
4 clicks of my mouse button. Don't mean to offend as you usually do a good job but this just seems like you weren't interested at all.
2014-08-25 13:41
Why is it so hard for you to admit you did a shit job on this article? Your ego sure gets the better of you a lot. It's not even a big deal....
2014-08-25 16:30
yet everyone from uk (and their friends, clearly) is showing up to complain. i did what i do on most news post that are low importance. only difference is that information from multiplay is harder to come by.
2014-08-25 16:41
You couldn't ask somebody for a little more information? I don't care about the coverage for this event either, but it's clearly a shoddy job and it's amusing how you reacted to being called out on it.
2014-08-25 17:03
no, i know no one who is in any way affiliated with this event. and, again, this is a standard news post for any minor event.
2014-08-25 17:05
Kynam1te posts here all the time, half the people in this thread could have gave you information. It's standard for a minor event, but it's still shit, you're the one who's setting your standards.
2014-08-25 17:26
i had no idea kyan1te was involved with this event, nor do i have direct access to him.
2014-08-25 17:28
A few pm's on hltv... You couldn't be fucked, you didn't care to do it, you don't have to make excuses lol.
2014-08-25 17:32
#70
United Kingdom pugh 
the problem with the article is that it's simply shit. notable teams in attendance relative to the whole cs scene are infused and fm. Pchire? never heard of them as a team - so ruuit and sunny attending is notable players, not notable teams. notable teams in attendance relative to the uk scene? fm, 2 rasta teams, playcasters, ncg, thechaps, perilous. there's more, but those are familiar names within the uk scene at least. it wouldn't even take you 5 minutes to find that out. if you can't be bothered to write an article properly even if it's just a quick article, then don't write it. makes you look like a shit journalist.
2014-08-25 13:56
i'm not a journalist, i just write some news posts when no one else is around. this is a standard post for a minor event that draws very little interest. sorry if you played for one of the weak teams and didn't get your fifteen minutes of fame -- or whatever it is that's making you oh so annoyed.
2014-08-25 14:00
#77
United Kingdom pugh 
i didn't even attend, so it's not a problem man. so what are you then? what would you call your articles on esl and esea events? is that not journalism? "the activity or profession of writing for newspapers or magazines or of broadcasting news on radio or television." - journalism. i'm not particularly annoyed, i'm just pointing out that even for a 5 minute job, this is sloppy as fuck and you could and should be doing much better. then when you're called out on it you admit that you did 0 research further proving that it's shit journalism (and yes, it is journalism)
2014-08-25 14:11
you can call me a writer if you need to put me in some box to make yourself feel better. i did research, but multiplay's website is bad and i didn't find what i was looking for.
2014-08-25 14:53
#94
United Kingdom pugh 
writer/journalist/reporter, it's all the same thing, website is bad i'll agree on that, but still functional enough that a person with the iq of a retards farts could find what they wanted to easily.
2014-08-25 15:13
clearly i wasn't highly enough motivated. i'm not even interested in all the information that's in the post -- to me it should clearly suffice. fm toxic won, rasta got second, and ruuit's pug third. all that matters for an event of this caliber.
2014-08-25 16:42
seems fine to me for an event you didnt even cover, wasn't expecting any post about this event and personally wouldn't have known top 4 and the prizes without this
2014-08-26 00:42
to some extent i have to agree with pugh . its nice to see at least some mention of the event, but it's a half-assed job and you post a big fuck-off picture of your fin friend instead of something from the final. like pugh said there were are a lot of decent players at this tournament besides ruuit & sunny who also attended g3 and almost upset iBP. with other organisations trying to push uk esports like esl and dignitas, at the very least you could have mentioned some more names and included a more relevant photo. just because you don't give 2 fucks about the uk scene doesn't mean a lot of your readers don't also.
2014-08-26 00:46
hard to include a photo when you don't know anyone else who played at the event but ruuit and sunny... plus, ruuit surely interests the average reader more than whoever played for fm toxic.
2014-08-26 08:07
wow pugh get a life it's only a newspost lol
2014-08-26 10:33
+1
2014-08-25 16:28
in fairness mate we said from day 1 the team at G3 was a 1 event team and was just us helping a UK team attend an event they had qualified for and were unable to get support elsewhere from.
2014-08-25 12:59
#33
Finland ow 
Becoz no brit has ever won anything in cs.
2014-08-25 12:09
gunna take the bait and say that a british team just won this and even though its fuck all it still counts.
2014-08-25 12:52
Please just stop before you start world war 3. You obviously havent heard how irrelevant people round here consider sauce.
2014-08-25 16:08
cgs, cph 2012 don't post retarded comments if you don't know shit.
2014-08-26 00:47
british only?
2014-08-25 11:15
Ruuit!!!!!
2014-08-25 11:19
#17
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Spain akproxx 
ruuit dupreeh brother?
2014-08-25 11:23
Who the fuck wants to know about the team that didn't even make it into the final? We get it Lurppis, you're Finnish. Now write about the event properly.
2014-08-25 11:23
i didn't see any of the games so i couldn't talk about them, and a mixteam bringing in some known players is always worth mentioning.
2014-08-25 11:50
My bad, I was at the event so I didn't realise how bad the coverage was.
2014-08-25 14:06
#25
Belgium Monu 
Well ruuit is the most known player on that entire lan xD
2014-08-25 11:51
#28
Finland ow 
Pretty foggin hard to write anything about the tournament. No info anywhere, casting was shit, for example they close streams in middle of matches. Couldnt believe i was trying to spectate event 2014, but it was in uk. You guys 10 years behind in everything lol.
2014-08-25 12:00
#29
United Kingdom pugh 
casting was fine, henryG and kyanite both did a great job, just like they did at gfinity. keeping that in mind though, in comparison to other events - the iseries is very small, if you're expecting perfect streams with perfect casting at ANY event no matter how big or small, then you're a retard. if you watched ESL cologne then you'd have realised that with all the issues they had.
2014-08-25 12:05
#34
Finland ow 
bla bla bla, worst event 2014.
2014-08-25 12:17
#68
ketchup | 
Belgium fRe2k 
Look mom, another ignorant Fin! To clarify, I have nothing against Fins.
2014-08-25 13:49
just ignore him mate, he's not worth our time & effort haha :D
2014-08-25 14:28
#162
Finland ow 
still I smell #care
2014-08-28 16:54
casting was good mate maybe it's your dodgy finnish internet that's 10 years behind
2014-08-25 12:24
It's okay dude, I know you're mad because we decided to stream games which were never meant to be streamed on the stream without commentary so that people without the GOTV IPs (which we weren't allowed to post publicly) could watch. And I know you're angry because I was told to shut down the stream which had the lower bracket final on 2 rounds from gg because the guys at the main stage had to start broadcasting on it.
2014-08-25 14:19
#161
Finland ow 
btw. got some personal beef against some of the players? cant hold the shit together while casting? Are you paid to cast? So you should b professional? Still worst event for spectator 2014. You might have alot fun at the event thou :]
2014-08-28 16:52
What are you even talking about? How is anything of what you said relevant to what you're replying to? Whatever mate, cya around!
2014-08-28 16:59
#164
Finland ow 
wasnt replyin wanted to ask a q. bb.
2014-08-28 17:29
You literally write so much dribble
2014-08-25 11:26
i know it's just after esl, but pretty funny that no top teams bothered to come - £3,750 first place is not to be sniffed at. you'd think Mouz could make it, it's not that hard to come to iseries from europe, I have many friends who do it. gz fm, excited for i53
2014-08-25 11:45
100% a good EU team will make i53. Atleast a mid-tier one like LC maybe atleast.
2014-08-25 11:59
#78
Finland pulu 
i think nobody even knew about i53.
2014-08-25 14:19
#24
Belgium Monu 
MIKES INTERNATIONALLY LANPROVEN GJ MY MAN
2014-08-25 11:50
neilzinho plays = beats one of the best teams in europe easily. what a player. shame the final was 4&1/2 vs 5 (autism = half player)
2014-08-25 12:07
n1, gz
2014-08-25 12:08
40% of this article is about the team that came 3rd.
2014-08-25 12:18
There were 56 teams there not 16. I think in terms of players numbers (~2,500 players at the event) it’s the 2nd biggest event in Europe after Dreamhack, it’s a real shame it doesn't get the big names attending as that would bring the coverage, dates and venue were announced almost a year ago but the event just don’t get the exposure :( Was fun and thank you MikeS who was asked if he could fill in for us at 1pm on the opening day of the event after smF went down with food poisoning, really appreciate it Mike. (hope ya feeling better now Danni)
2014-08-25 13:02
you've been around since many years, you exactly know what can bring big names... Insomania always was a great event in CSS but you can't bring the best with the same cashprize now on CS:GO :/ Look the positive in here, an english team win for sure ! :D (event if this time 3/5 are not from uk :D)
2014-08-25 13:22
yeah a UK team win is nice but big teams attending these events is what the UK scene needs, I remember in 2007 watching fnatic and mTw at i30 and it was one of the things that inspired me to try to get a top team together and yeah... still working on it xD there is a massive amount to do to put on an event but at its most simplistic level to get the top teams you need the big prize money, to get the money you need the exposure, to get the exposure you need the press, it’s not just a UK problem, XL party is another example, amazing events, it really should be an international team attracting event but the coverage is terrible and until they fix that it will stay a local event :(
2014-08-25 14:26
socN the only one who got a mention and he didn't even play. Amusing
2014-08-25 13:37
Socn did play. SMF didn't :D
2014-08-25 14:03
dat falkiZh nick... Sorry me noob
2014-08-25 16:24
they don't contact us with information so there's nothing we can do. if an event isn't interested in helping us organize coverage, there isn't much we can do.
2014-08-25 13:41
100% understand that and it wasn't a dig at hltv, I don't know what Multiplay do behind the scenes to promote the event but unfortunately most of the pre event exposure for the last few events has been minecraft focused :( lets hope its something they improve at future events would be good to see HLTV back on site covering the games.
2014-08-25 14:05
pretty sure twirl who posts articles for you competed in the event, was expecting a news post from him - would make more sense seeing as he actually attended the lan and knew all the teams
2014-08-25 14:20
Multiplay tried to get through to HLTV & CSGOLounge apparently but struggled to do so. I then tried to do my bit and managed to get a post or two out on this site a few days beforehand & I was the person responsible for getting games on Lounge. From my perspective, presuming Multiplay weren't pulling my leg - which I don't think they were - I don't know why they weren't getting replies to their inquiries from both HLTV & CSGOLounge. I only found out later on and tried to make the small difference I did end up making. I was too busy during the event to provide exact results of every single game & so on. The bracket was freely available to the public & on stream. Deep down I was hoping that someone from HLTV would keep track in order to write posts/coverage just how some other coverage sites did including BaconCape.com. But that didn't happen and I guess there should've also been someone from Multiplay trying to keep in contact with HLTV too. I'm not having a go at HLTV. I love HLTV & admit there were struggles on both sides which we can hopefully sort out come i53 and ensure everything runs a lot smoother between both parties & give people the coverage they want to see. CS:GO has come a long way with i series recently. Last time round the prize pool was tiny & they didn't even give us a main stage final. This time round we broke stream records, had a £7,500 prize pool & main stage. They now realise how big the game is and how many spectators it generates. At the end of the day we're all on the same boat regards wanting CS to grow and I'm sure with time we'll get there...
2014-08-25 14:27
i know we've tried doing i## coverage in the past and gotten zero help from the organizers. i don't know who they contacted this time around, but i do know it wasn't me.
2014-08-25 14:57
Netcode has a uk team?
2014-08-25 13:19
jamem Kryptix b3n mini BathaM think it was just a mix team
2014-08-25 13:43
#66
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France shiGERU. 
team crg css
2014-08-25 13:47
nope, we've never all played together as a mix/team
2014-08-25 18:08
Congratulations Phil and SøReN
2014-08-25 13:44
holy shit, gj new top1
2014-08-25 14:27
funny UK sauce thread as usual. nothing ever good enough for them, even undeservedly got close to 10keuros for an event. "care about our nobodies!1!! they are a top 100 team !!"
2014-08-25 15:15
so they cant complain about no coverage and a poor article that barely says anything about 1st and 2nd. Oh wait ruuit is back and playing!!!!! wow who cared only fins
2014-08-25 16:51
"You can find slightly more detailed results over at Multiplay's tournament website, though it is also missing information." Butthurt.
2014-08-25 15:28
Gratz to sucky :D Great to see you back at playing buddy! and ofc rest of the team ;D
2014-08-25 15:48
Thanks fetish at least you care x
2014-08-25 16:44
there was more than 16 teams btw
2014-08-25 16:39
#111
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United Kingdom smoggy:. 
wp top 3.
2014-08-25 16:55
Always fun to read some brit-on-lurpiss action.
2014-08-25 18:29
#120
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Mikes dutch powerrr!! Congrats guyz
2014-08-25 18:36
this thread is fuckin hilarious
2014-08-25 18:45
Even though that FMToxic win, you still highlight ruuit? are you kidding me? how about highlighting socN or Whindanski for example? :D WP to FM!
2014-08-25 19:09
Why the fuck is a finnish playing getting highlighted more than the actual winners, It's almost as if the writer is from Finland.
2014-08-25 19:15
mikes winning lan? is this real life? lewl
2014-08-25 20:39
netcodeguides also in uk? i guess they are related to the US squad no?
2014-08-25 23:01
Wp!
2014-08-25 23:32
60 teams entered not 16.
2014-08-26 00:31
anyone know the top 16 positions?
2014-08-26 00:37
congratulations fm, well deserved. I will be asking multiplay if i can volunteer myself to admin the next iseries csgo tournament. Too many delays, ridiculous scheduling, bad choice of format, and a little bit more discipline needed from the teams imo. To be playing well into 5am on a Sunday morning when the final is scheduled for 12am Sunday, is a farce from any tournaments point of view. It's happened wayyyyyy too many times in the UK, and i'm looking to put myself forward to get this total balls up sorted. Plus this tournament wasn't even advertised on hltv.org, it was kept very quiet even in the UK cs scene was slightly quiet, there was one stream, no gotvs it really wasn't worth the money invested into it for coverage... With the right coverage and the right marketing this tournament could easily raise some serious money. Not only that with the teams picking where they sit it becomes a logistical nightmare and becomes and feels nearly like just playing online, the competitive side of it just feels so weak in comparison to events like epic lan where you are nearly face to face with the people you're playing. I Would compare it to simply playing online vs someone else, its that bad.
2014-08-26 08:17
good idea, you look like a CS admin anyway hahaha
2014-08-26 10:40
i dont get why teams aren't insta defaulted for being late at lan... it happens every single time and ends up ruining everybodys lan its not like with football you can just show up when you like cause you need a shit... you know when the games start and its up to the players to be ready, yet everyone knows nobody will default and so the whole tournament gets delayed every single time LCS and even pro CS games arent delayed like this, and if teams mess the admins around then theyre punished for it... fuck smoke breaks too, smoke before the game and after your bo3 .!.
2014-08-26 14:25
First time i've been to an iseries, I enjoyed the lan and expected a few delays. The really annoying thing was teams like Rasta who would take a break at every given opportunity. Breaking up the game tempos and just slowing the entire event down. Some games we had to wait for 3 hours between games and even then teams would pause every chance they got. All the admin needed to do was go tell them get on in 5 mins or forfeit the match. Giving the players a little too much respect. Splitting the b03's between friday and saturday would have also been a good idea. Other than that I can't really complain.
2014-08-26 14:51
yeah the same thing happened to us with rasta, but saying that we had to pause the game 3 times because one of our players couldnt stop throwing up which was unavoidable. but delaying the game 40 minutes because someone was having a shit, followed by delays after the first map wasnt really fun for anyone, and if anything it made them have to stay up till the early hours as they stalled the whole tournament..
2014-08-26 15:11
yah i completely agree, and to be honest its usually the same people who delay each and every tournament. Thats not me being bias, but it there are usual suspects when it comes to UK events. I've sent an email to the head of esports at multiplay, at looking to get me involved with the tournament because after being at most of the iseries from i12, this was without a doubt one of the worst ones i've ever been to. It also just isn't acceptable to have people playing for nearly 24 hours straight, yes there are 1-2 hour breaks, but they do nothing but simply make you even MORE tired and bored... It simply takes one guy with a bit of a clue who's got the balls to stand up to the teams at the event and to put a system in place to get around this problem and we would have an iseries which is actually enjoyable and worth turning up to. EPIC LAN > ISeries at the moment on a massive level imo :/
2014-08-26 20:52
we had our upper bracket semi final at around 7 o clock i think and we finished around 9 o clock, to then have to wait 3 hours until our next lower bracket game started. Personally by that point i was ready for bed. I work a full time job, and i'm used to going to bed by 11 o clock at night, so for me to play around that time is like putting me at 50-60 percent of my ability. Might sound like an excuse, but it simply isn't the case, tournaments have been run badly in the UK since the day i started going to UK events, and i'm simply trying to do something about it.
2014-08-26 20:59
the smoke breaks got seriously out of hand. but there is more as well the tournament format and scheduling was fucked. I knew we was going to be playing until 5-6 am on the Saturday morning and that was how it looked WITHOUT any delays... I've been to a lot of events, and i've never ever been so pissed off. So much so that i would gladly lose money from taking friday / monday off work and turning up as a volunteer to run the Tournament and make it happen, because right now its a total fucking joke, and it shouldn't be it really should be the pride of the UK cs scene, but I think nearly every team who played after 12 o clock would agree their level of cs dropped considerably, playing myself my level was unbelievably shocking and i could see mistakes coming from the players we were playing against, and ourselves. So yes its the same from both teams, but why the hell should we want to force players into playing in these circumstances. We want to be watching UK cs at the highest level at around 4-10pm on the Saturday, and then have a grand final on Sunday to be looking forward to, and it is without a doubt easily feasible. I understand there was 60 teams, but it really should have been concluded at around 12 o clock saturday evening.
2014-08-26 20:57
Agreed entirely. It was horrific at times. Fixtures not even being knocked up till 12:25pm and then expecting everyone to be ready for 12:30pm was just stupid. We ended up just dropping out the inter tournament on the Sunday so we could actually watch the grand finals.
2014-08-27 13:33
messiah has arrived boys
2014-08-26 14:50
sue them
2014-08-26 16:59
Anything you can do would be helpful to the tourni, our team pre-posted our concerns of i52 in advanced on the multiplay forums to the admins. Any constructive criticism given was just taken as a personal attack and ignored.
2014-09-03 14:07
1st fm-eSports TOXiC (£3,700) 2nd Rasta (£1,500) 3rd PCHire.net (£980) 4th NetcodeGuides.com (£450) 5th/6th vexstaR (£225) 5th/6th Infused (£225) 7th/8th Mia Malkova (£225) 7th/8th 2seXeh (£225) 9th/12th Average Joes 9th/12th Rasta. 9th/12th Animate 9th/12th BaconCape 13th - 16th Playcasters.EU 13th - 16th Perilous 13th - 16th BlackMigos 13th - 16th TopNerd 17th Optimum eSports (Tickets to i53) 18th Sigma 19th ALL4 20th Saviours of The UK Scene 21st/22nd DeVious 21st/22nd cRack 23rd/24th NOVA 23rd/24th Rifles At Dawn 25th - 28th TRG 25th - 28th District 25th - 28th aShock || 25th - 28th UKCM 29th - 32nd Exclusive Esports 29th - 32nd Paradox.eSports 29th - 32nd Red Dragon 29th - 32nd Madison Ivy 33rd - 41st Panzerrrr 33rd - 41st Contrast 33rd - 41st RAGEPLAY UK 33rd - 41st SSRCG 33rd - 41st Konvict Gaming #2 33rd - 41st Choked Gaming 33rd - 41st KPD^ 33rd - 41st Cringe Gaming 42nd - 50th Honey-Badg3rs 42nd - 50th Playcasters UK 42nd - 50th Team Vindicate 42nd - 50th F8 42nd - 50th Preventx 42nd - 50th #extremus 42nd - 50th #wrekt 42nd - 50th FREEWALES 51st - 56th my3D 51st - 56th BlackoutTheory 51st - 56th Chill!WeGotThis! 51st - 56th The Northern Fleet 51st - 56th FIFO 51st - 56th -DL Full standings for anyone interested.
2014-08-26 14:59
yes baconcape. poor perilous. that bootcamp and default win paid dividends didn't it :D
2014-08-26 18:16
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Europe isaimaxy4 
there were 16groups.. 4 of these groups had 4 teams the rest 3 teams. we got a group of 4. won our first game 16-0 second 16-1. then played rasta(finalist) lost and got knocked out. I'm not going to even mention the rasta game they beat us fair and square even though we knew we could have played miles better. but getting the news only one team would go through each group just before we played them didnt help. worst event i've ever been too. we then spend the rest of the expensive weekend going 12games straight wins in the ' intermediate' before having to play with 4 players in the final; because it had gotten so late. so we couldn't even win the free tickets to the next event. give me my 100£ back please
2014-08-28 14:07
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Europe isaimaxy4 
Just wanted to add(even though no one cares) leaving a lan with 12-0-1 the one loss having knocked you out is heart breaking. Normally 2 teams go through a group of 4 which gives you alittle breathing room for a game you lose. Then you go into the next day b03 games and again there is room for error and losing a map and still getting though. AND even if you lose that b03 then you go down to the lower bracket and get another b03. so to have 1 game taking you out of a 100£ competition says it all really. i would like to say the kid who was in charge of it all was a nice guy and doing his best and had far to much to deal with on his own. the people at multiplay need to clue up fast... suppose 51 lans wasn't enough :/
2014-08-28 15:16
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