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WePlay Academy League Season 5 will start on July 25, 2022

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Season 5 of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament for up-and-coming esports players will be held online from July 25 to August 14, 2022. Rosters of 14 leading esports organizations will be represented at the competition.

 

After a short break after the end of Season 4, WePlay Esports is happy to announce the WePlay Academy League Season 5. The tournament will kick off on July 25 with the Group Stage, during which 14 teams will be divided into two double round-robin groups of seven teams. Participants from each group will play each other in a series of matches in the Bo1 format. The strongest team in every group will qualify directly for the double-elimination playoffs. Teams placed second to fourth in their respective groups will compete for Playoff invites during the Gauntlet Stage.

 

Event Schedule:

  • Group Stage: July 25 – August 7, 2022 (with a possible tiebreaker on August 8)
  • Gauntlet Stage: August 9–10, 2022
  • Playoff Stage: August 12–14, 2022

The Playoff Stage, like during Season 4, will be held online. The total prize pool of the tournament is $100,000.

Moreover, a new organization, ENCE Academy, has joined the WePlay Academy League Season 5. Now, the list of participating organizations is as follows:

  • YN.GamerPay
  • mouz NXT
  • BIG. OMEN Academy
  • Young Gods
  • FURIA Academy
  • Spirit Academy
  • Eternal Fire Academy
  • NAVI Junior
  • OG Academy
  • 00Prospects
  • Apeks Rebels
  • Astralis Talent
  • Fnatic Rising
  • ENCE Academy

 

WePlay Esports will broadcast the tournament in English (Twitch, YouTube) and Ukrainian (Twitch, YouTube). The official partner of the Ukrainian broadcast is Parimatch. The Russian-language broadcast will be hosted by Igor “SL4M” Sopov (Twitch).

On June 26, the Grand Final of Season 4 took place, during which the team MOUZ NXT won with a 2:0 score, having put up a fight against team BIG. OMEN Academy.

WePlay Academy League Season 4, MOUZ NXT. Visual: WePlay Holding

23 intense tournament days, 87 matches – this is how Season 4 of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, the WePlay Academy League, went. As a result, team MOUZ NXT became the winner: in the final match in bo3 format, the team won with a 2:0 score, competing with team BIG. OMEN Academy.

The playoff stage was held online. To watch the records of the matches in English and Ukrainian, visit the official channels of WePlay Esports. The total prize pool for the fourth season was $100,000.

Final prize pool breakdown:

  • 1st place – $45,000 – MOUZ NXT
  • 2nd place – $20,000 – BIG. OMEN Academy
  • 3rd place – $15,000 – FURIA Academy
  • 4th place – $8,000 – fnatic Rising
  • 5th place – $4,000 – Astralis Talent
  • 6th place – $4,000 – YN.GamerPay
  • 7th place – $1,500 – 00Prospects
  • 8th place – $1,500 – OG Academy
  • 9th place – $500 – Young Gods
  • 10th place – $500 – NAVI Junior

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Four Teams Advance to CS:GO Female Tournament at IESF WE Championships

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The International Esports Federation (IESF) concluded a groundbreaking competition for the Female Feature Division CS:GO qualifiers, which saw Indonesia, Poland, Namibia, and Argentina move forward to secure their spot at the World Esports Championships Finals in Bali, Indonesia. The qualifiers were hosted online by IESF, and the finals tournament in Bali will feature a $50,000 total prize pool. Poland and Argentina came out on top of their respective region’s qualifiers.

IESF President Vlad Marinescu said: “IESF is privileged to be able to host its first-ever Female Feature Division CS:GO tournament, a significant step forward for the world of Esports. This event is promoting inclusivity and providing female gamers equal opportunities to succeed on Esports’ biggest stage. IESF is committed to advancing and supporting the role of women in Esports through initiatives like this and our current partnerships with Women in Games and GIRLGAMER Esports Festival. “

IESF Marketing Manager Ana Karakolevska added: “Congratulations to the four female teams for giving us one of the most exciting qualifiers yet, and securing their spot at the first-ever CS:GO World Esports Tournament. IESF is proud to be making advancements in shaping the future of gaming for the entire World Esports Family. We can’t wait to see these skilled teams compete in Bali.”

World-leading Esports club Natus Vincere (NAVI) represented Poland in the qualifiers and will bring some of the world’s best Esports players to Bali to compete for the ultimate prize. The 14th WE Championships will take place from December 1 to 12 with Indonesia, Poland, Namibia, or Argentina looking to be crowned the first female CS:GO tournament winners.

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Strafe.com expands its global provision and opens its doors to the Dutch market

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Strafe.com, the ever-growing esports affiliate, has expanded its global provision once more. Now, esports enthusiasts from the Netherlands can enjoy the exceptional daily content, news and reviews that have made Strafe.com such a popular choice across the industry.

Just six months ago, we saw Strafe.com add German, Japanese and Swedish to its list of available languages, allowing the platform’s unique content to reach many more viewers. As we fast forward half a year, we can see that the esports giants are showing no signs of slowing down and are already looking to offer the same superb insights and views on the esports world to an eagerly-awaiting Dutch crowd.

Strafe.com started out as an esports only brand that targeted the Anglosphere. Today, we see a leading esports affiliate that accommodates bettors from all sorts of betting backgrounds and igaming interests. No longer can Strafe.com be considered a one-trick pony; instead, you can expect to find all of your online betting and wagering needs met under one roof.

The introduction of the Dutch language is just another stepping stone on the Strafe.com roadmap. In a short time, we have already seen the expansion of its global offering, including the addition of sports betting, strategy guides, online casino reviews, and much more. What’s next for Strafe.com? We will have to wait and see!

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MSSA invited to send U20 esports team to Malawi

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Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is held in high esteem and often receives invites to participate in events right around the world.

As such the Global Esports Federation (GEF) has informed MSSA of the inaugural Southern Africa Region Esports Championships 2022 (SAREC 2022) billed for Lilongwe, Malawi in December.

SAREC 2022 is a joint project of the GEF’s Africa Esports Development Federation (AEDF) and the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 and it will be a demonstration showpiece alongside of the AUSC Region 5 Youth Games which will be held in the same city on December 3rd and 4th , 2022.

This and many more initiatives are billed to unfold across Africa as the AEDF swings into action in a holistic development strategy for our continent through the values of the GEF – equality, diversity, fair play, inclusion and innovation.

The Game Titles to be played are eFootball and Street Fighter V.

The event will also see a SAREC Forum take place in which a convergence of esports, sports, tech and business stakeholder shall discuss the growth potentials of Esports in the region.

There is no doubt that this is a historic event that will further promote esports throughout Africa.

VIVA Lilongwe 2022!

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