KennyS to VALORANT? Former G2 Esports Player Eyes Riot’s FPS

Both the CS:GO and VALORANT scenes were abuzz today as rumours of Kenny “kennyS” Schrub’s move from one game to the other circulated. First tweeted about early on March 8, unconfirmed sources seemed to suggest that G2 Esports’ former player would make the jump to Valorant.

The post, by Valorant and FPS news leaker Arran “Halo” Spake, suggested that kennyS was taking part in a trial with Alliance. Although, according to numerous other sources, the player has yet to commit to Valorant or CS:GO either way.

Stirring the rumour mill further, kennyS himself would post a suggestive tweet a few hours later.

The potential move to Alliance and their Valorant team comes just in time for kennyS to take part in Valorant’s latest huge event. Although a free trip to Iceland is probably not the only thing on the player’s mind. Alliance’s existing roster is set to take place in the Valorant Masters from March 12-21, with kennyS potentially taking a leading role.

A Break with the Past

Part of G2’s French super team, the talented AWPer has been a star in both CS:GO and it’s predecessor CS:Source. His aggressive style, unbelievable trick-shot style AWP kills, and general attitude put him in the conversation as one of the greats. A move to Valorant would perhaps sour his legacy within Counter Strike, but would be an incredible move for the nascent Valorant esports scene.

KennyS would be the biggest name yet to make the jump to the game, marking a huge loss for CS:GO. And a huge win for Riot Games and their new shooter. After his benching from G2 in March, a move to a new game could potentially breathe new air into Kenny. Some have suggested the pro’s performance was starting to wane.

Whether kennyS moves to Valorant or not, he’s still one of the most valuable free agents on the market right now. Wherever he lands will gain huge boost in both viewership and popularity, as well as gaining a talented new star.

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Dota 2

Alliance win the Epic League Division 2

Before the OG vs Virtus. Pro game, we saw Alliance up against Live To Win. Both teams have reached the Division 2 grand finals after eliminating numerous teams along the way.

Alliance actually began in Division 1, but after losing a lot of series, they were relegated to the second division. Needless to say, Alliance was definitely one of the best teams there, which is why they managed to rip through teams like Winstrike, Just Error, Spider Pigz, and Gambit Esports. The series vs Gambit was probably the most impressive, with plenty of cool heroes on show.

The Final

Live to Win and Alliance played an incredible five games marathon full of action. Although many thought that the European powerhouse would dominate the series, this didn’t end up happening. Despite winning the first game, Live To Win managed to steal two quick wins in game two and three and got a lead in the series.

Unfortunately, the team were unable to keep up with their opponents in the next two games of the series. After a very dominant victory, both teams had to play a decisive game five, where Linus “Limpp” Blomdin picked a mid-lane Mirana. He played absolutely flawlessly yet again after ripping through the mid lane Razor.

Alliance needed just 22 minutes to secure the victory in game five and deserved to win the prize.  Feel free to follow DartFrog on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and Twitch for the latest Dota 2 news.

Dota 2

Alliance is the first team to qualify for ESL One Germany playoffs

Despite the fact COVID-19 changed the Dota 2 scene, there are still various online tournaments that are fantastic to watch. One of the most anticipated events of the year is ESL One Germany, featuring some of the best teams in the world.

Two of those teams are Alliance and OG. Both went head to head to determine which one will qualify in the playoffs. As you probably know, the format of this event is interesting because it allows each team that wins three series to advance to the playoffs. On the other hand, if another team loses three times in a row, they are eliminated.

Alliance vs OG

Alliance and OG went head to head in one of the most anticipated series of the event. Prior to this clash, both teams had two wins. This means that one of them is automatically going to the playoffs. Although OG had the lead in game one, Alliance was able to turn the series around. In the end, they won with a score of 2:1.

Game one was entirely in favour of OG, as their Phantom Assassin + Magnus ripped through the competition like a knife through butter. Alliance tried to counter this pick with a position 5 Omniknight, but even he was not enough to stop the monstrous damage from OG’s carry.

Following the loss, Alliance decided not to take any chances, which is why they’ve picked Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov’s Morhphling, which is one of his signature heroes. Needless to say, the Bulgarian superstar played near-flawlessly and was able to push the series into a final game three.

The last game of the series seemed to be in OG’s favour. Nevertheless, Alliance won a few team fights in a row, which gave them plenty of momentum. As a result, they started pressing their enemies. After yet another perfect Chronosphere, Nikobaby and his team-mates delivered their knock-out punch and secured themselves a spot at the playoffs.

After the loss, OG will now have to win one more series to advance to the next stage. We have three more days until the group stage ends. As for the playoffs, they will start on 23 October and it will feature 12 teams in total.

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Dota 2

Gambit Esports and fng part ways

There are many legendary players in the Dota 2 CIS scene. Although most of them play core roles, there are also plenty of support players, such as Artsiom “fng” Barshak. This player was a part of Gambit Esports for some time now, playing a major role in the team and winning a number of events.

Nevertheless, after spending some time with Gambit, fng’s contract came to an end. As a result, he and the organization have decided to part ways.

Gambit & COVID-19

Gambit Esports was one of the most promising teams in Dota 2. However, the team failed to keep up with the rest due to COVID-19. As you know, the virus completely changed the competitive Dota 2 scene, which had a massive effect on just about everything. Unfortunately, some of the smaller organizations couldn’t adapt to the change, which is why they’ve released their Dota 2 rosters.

Due to the fact that Gambit didn’t take part in most events, fng decided to team up with Alliance. He’s been playing as a stand-in for the Swedish powerhouse for some time now and even took part in two grand finals. However, no one from the team has officially confirmed that fng was a part of it. What’s interesting is that many people have tried asking Alliance’s players this question, but they were never answered.

It will be interesting to see what will happen with the talented CIS player. Currently, he is once again helping Alliance in the OMEGA League Europe Immortal division. The EU squad is battling for survival in the lower bracket of the event.

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Dota 2

OMEGA League Europe – Alliance survived, the server crashed, and more

We have many an epic series ahead of us, and yesterday was an interesting day for the OMEGA League Europe Immortal Divison. Initially, the day would include two amazing battles between some of the best teams in the world. We got to witness one of them, the second one was postponed.

Sadly, there was some sort of issue in the Dota 2 servers. Needless to say, this didn’t allow the teams to compete (Team Liquid vs 5MEN). As a result, the tournament organizers decided to postpone the match for Tuesday. This means that we will be able to watch it tomorrow.

Here are a few of the things that happened in the match between Alliance and FlyToMoon.

FlyToMoon played well, but it was not enough

Before this series started, everyone thought that Alliance were going to be the winners. Even though they succeeded, it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. In fact, it seemed that the European powerhouse had underestimated their enemies, especially in game one.

Although they had the better pick, the CIS team completely outplayed its enemies and managed to win with little to no effort. Alliance relied heavily on Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov and his Slark. Sadly, the Bulgarian superstar was unable to shine because FTM were all over the map.

After seeing what happened in the first game of the series, the CIS team picked the same heroes, thinking that Alliance didn’t have an answer. However, little did they know, the mighty TI 2 champions learned pretty quickly how to cope with FTM’s draft.

As a result, they’ve won the laning stage easily and pushed the series into a final game three. Considering the fact they had the momentum on their side, Alliance was able to dominate the third game as well. They had the better draft and thanks to Gustav “s4” Magnusson, they won a few teams fights in a row. This game them the needed advantage to deliver their knock-out punch, which sent FTM to the Divine division.

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