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WePlay Academy League Season 5 Group Stage Results

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After the first stage of the tournament, teams BIG. OMEN Academy and fnatic Rising qualify for the Playoff Stage. Two more teams which are to take part in the playoffs will be determined during the upcoming Gauntlet Stage on August 9–10, 2022.

From July 25 to August 7, the Group Stage of Season 5 of the WePlay Academy League, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament for up-and-coming esports players, was held. 13 teams took part in the competition, which were divided into two double round-robin groups of seven and six teams. The participants of each group played a series of matches in the bo1 format, and each team’s results are already known.

Teams BIG. OMEN Academy and fnatic Rising showed the best results in their respective groups, which helped them get a direct invite to the playoffs. Teams Spirit Academy, NAVI Junior, FURIA Academy, Astralis Talent, OG Academy, and YN.GamerPay qualify for the Gauntlet stage, during which they will fight for the remaining two slots in the playoffs.

The Gauntlet Stage will run on August 9–10. The tournament organizer, WePlay Esports, will broadcast matches in English and Ukrainian.

Match schedule for August 9:

  • 3 p.m. CET — FURIA Academy VS Astralis Talent
  • 6 p.m. CET — Spirit Academy VS OG Academy

WePlay Academy League Season 5 English-speaking talent team:

WePlay Academy League Season 5 English-speaking talent team. Visual: WePlay Holding

The English-language broadcast will be available on the Twitch and YouTube channels of WePlay Esports.

Ukrainian-speaking talent team of the WePlay Academy League Season 5:

Ukrainian-speaking talent team of the WePlay Academy League Season 5. Visual: WePlay Holding
  • Oleksii “yXo” Maletskyi (Twitter)
  • Aleksandr “Enkanis” Polishchuk (Twitter)
  • Yuriy “Strike” Tereshchenko (Twitter)

The tournament will be broadcast in Ukrainian on WePlay Esports’ Twitch and YouTube channels. The Ukrainian-language broadcast partner is Parimatch.

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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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