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Nisha Mentions the Most Challenging Midlaners in Western Europe

Nisha Mentions the Most Challenging Midlaners in Western Europe

In the last few years, Team Liquid’s midlaner Micha “Nisha” Jankowski has established himself as one of the most skilled and impactful Dota 2 players. It is his stellar lane performance, ability to scale, and knack to carry games for his team time and again that make him one of the most sought-after players in the game. Despite being such an all-rounder, Nisha still finds it challenging to play against two players in Western Europe (WEU) – Quinn “Quinn” Callahan and Daniel “Stormstormer” Schoetzau. After Liquid’s 2-0 win over Entity in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division I, Nisha acknowledged that these two fellow WEU midlaners are difficult to play against and can farm faster than him. 

Nisha names Quinn and Stormstormer as the toughest midlaners in WEU

During the post-match winner’s interview following Team Liquid’s win over Entity in the DPC 2023, Nisha, the midlaner for Liquid, was a rare interviewee. And as part of the conversation, he identified two tough opponents. 

“I mean, Quinnao for sure. I don’t why but I am just bored when I play against him, to be honest. And then probably Stormstormer because he farms too much. If somebody outfarms me, I am tilted and it’s gg.”

“I am a versatile player. Usually farming is the best,” he added upon being asked if he likes farming or playing with his teammates. 

Additionally, during the interview, Nisha highlighted how he feels he is improving during his time with Team Liquid.

“I think so (on improving with Liquid). I don’t know what to say. I have peaked already and then I had two slow years but now I think I am going up again a bit slowly. That’s the plan.”

During Nisha’s growth with Liquid, there is one member with whom he has developed the strongest bond – his coach William “Blitz” Lee. Even as he joked about the Team Liquid coach, Nisha had kind words for him. 

“Every time we scrim, he’s (Blitz) just sleeping. How is this possible? Overall, for real, just positive vibes I think. He pushes me to practice more. He pushes me to get a healthy lifestyle as well. The strategy aspect of the team is probably one of the best in Europe so I am happy.”

Following up on its form from the Lima Major, Liquid has so far won three out of four series in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division I. The team’s next series will be against Tundra Esports on 27th March, and a win there will cement its position as one of the top contenders for the Berlin Major from WEU. 

PARIS MAJOR 2023 SET TO BE LAST EVER CS:GO MAJOR - CS2 MAJOR IN MARCH 2024

PARIS MAJOR 2023 SET TO BE LAST EVER CS:GO MAJOR – CS2 MAJOR IN MARCH 2024

Valve is wasting no time in rolling everything over to Counter-Strike 2, including one of the biggest esports events in the world.

The announcement of Counter Strike 2 earlier this week marked the beginning of a whole new era for what is perhaps the most storied shooter in videogame history. It will also mark the end of an era, as Valve announced today that the upcoming Paris Major 2023 will be the last Major Championship event ever played on that version of the game.

The Majors are mostly-annual CS:GO championship events, held in locales around the world and with big money prizes up for grabs. The previous championship event, the Rio Major 2022(opens in new tab), had a $1.25 million prize pool, and the Paris Major will offer the same. Like the game itself, the Majors remain massively popular despite its age: It’s been running since 2013 and still sells out major arenas, and is broadcast around the world in multiple languages.

Ever since Dreamhack Winter 2013, the CS:GO Major has been the pinnacle of glory. With Counter-Strike 2 now announced to be on the way for Summer 2023, Valve has announced today that the BLAST.tv Paris Major will be the only Major in 2023 and the final Major in CS:GO.

A fitting place to see off CS:GO, the BLAST.tv Paris Major will now be an even more historical event.

The second Major of the year will no longer be happening. Instead, the next Major will be in March 2024 and will be played on Counter-Strike 2.

CSGO MAJOR WINNERS HISTORY

●Dreamhack Winter 2013: Fnatic (Runners-up: NIP)

●EMS One Katowice 2014: Virtus.pro (Runners-up: NIP)

●ESL ONE Cologne 2014: NIP (Runners-up: Fnatic)

●Dreamhack Winter 2014: LDLC (Runners-up: NIP)

●ESL One Katowice 2015: Fnatic (Runners-up: NIP)

●ESL One Cologne 2015: Fnatic (Runners-up: Envy)

●Dreamhack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015: (Envy Runners-up: NAVI)

●MLG Columbus 2016: Luminosity (Runners-up: NAVI)

●ESL One Cologne 2016: SK Gaming (Runners-up: Liquid)

●ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017: Astralis (Runners-up: Virtus.pro)

●PGL Krakow 2017: Gambit (Runners-up: Immortals)

●ELEAGUE Boston 2018: Cloud9 (Runners-up: FaZe)

●FACEIT London 2018: Astralis (Runners-up: NAVI)

●IEM Katowice 2019: Astralis (Runners-up: ENCE)

●Starladder Berlin 2019: Astralis (Runners-up: AVANGAR)

●PGL Stockholm 2021: NAVI (Runners-up: G2)

●PGL Antwerp 2022: FaZe (Runners-up: NAVI)

●IEM Rio 2022: Outsiders (Runners-up: Heroic)

FREE FIRE MAX New INCUBATOR Leaked

FREE FIRE MAX New INCUBATOR Leaked

The Incubator is one of the many Luck Royales that Garena has introduced to Free Fire MAX. This particular Luck Royale generally offers a set of costume bundles or gun skins in the game, with players able to obtain them by using the required number of Evolution Stones and Blueprint tokens.

Knightclown and sawgaming, two popular and reliable data miners, have recently leaked the next Incubator for the game’s Indian and Bangladeshi servers. They have provided details about the costume bundles that will be made accessible with it. Interested users can check out the section below to learn more about the upcoming Free Fire MAX Incubator.

FREE FIRE MAX New INCUBATOR Leaked

The Grimworld Predators Incubator is expected to kick off in Free Fire MAX on April 4, 2023 after the existing one reaches its conclusion in 9 days. The upcoming Luck Royale will include the Beastly Sunstriker, Untamed Sunsmasher, Brutal Starstriker, and Ferine Starsmasher as costume bundles.

Players will have to exchange the Blueprint: Grimworld Predators and Evolution Stones to obtain these special outfits in Free Fire MAX. Based on the data miners’ social media post, listed below are the exact requirements for claiming these four costumes:

  • Beastly Sunstriker – 3x Blueprint: Grimworld Predators + 7x Evolution Stones
  • Untamed Sunsmasher – 3x Blueprint: Grimworld Predators + 6x Evolution Stones
  • Brutal Starstriker – 2x Blueprint: Grimworld Predators + 5x Evolution Stones
  • Ferine Starsmasher – 2x Blueprint: Grimworld Predators + 4x Evolution Stones

Like everytime players have to use Diamonds to get the bundle. The prices will more or less be same . Each spin of 40 diamonds and a collection will set them back a total of 180 diamonds.

VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Pacific League

VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Pacific League

The VCT Pacific League is set to commence with ten franchised teams from the Pacific region competing against each other. The League Play, which is the group stage, will be the first stage of the tournament, with the top six teams from the table advancing to the Playoffs.

In the Playoffs, the remaining teams will compete in a standard double elimination bracket to determine the top three teams that will qualify for Masters Tokyo. The VCT Pacific League is scheduled to start on March 25.

FORMAT OF VCT PACIFIC LEAGUE 2023 :-

  • Regular Season: March 25th – May 16th, 2023
    • Single Round Robin
      • All matches are Bo3
    • Top 6 teams advance to Playoffs
    • Bottom 4 teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs: May 19th – 28th, 2023
    • 6 teams in a Double-Elimination bracket
      • All matches (excl. Lower Final and Grand Final) are Bo3
      • Lower Final and Grand Final are Bo5
    • Top 3 teams will advance to Masters and Champions

The Total Prize pool Of the Event is $250,000

POSITIONSTATUSPRIZE MONEYTEAM
1Masters + Champions$100,000TBD
2Masters + Champions$65,000TBD
3Masters + Champions$40,000TBD
4Last Chance Qualifier$25,000TBD
5Last Chance Qualifier$15,000TBD
6Last Chance Qualifier$5,000TBD
7Last Chance QualifierN/ATBD
8Last Chance QualifierN/ATBD
9Last Chance QualifierN/ATBD
10Last Chance QualifierN/ATBD
vct 2023 pacific league
VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Pacific League

League Stage Overall Rankings :

PositionTeamMatchesWin-LossMaps (W-L)Rounds (W-L)Round Difference
1DRX66-012-2178-11365
2Paper Rex75-211-6197-15740
3T164-28-6136-139-3
4Gen.G Esports74-39-7163-1612
5ZETA DIVISION74-38-9182-187-5
6Team Secret63-37-8164-1622
7Global Esports62-47-8165-1623
8Rex Regum Qeon62-46-8133-150-17
9Talon Esports72-56-10147-186-39
10DetonatioN FocusMe60-62-12121-169-48

League Stage Weekly Matches :

MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
ZETA vs DRX25 Mar14:30Ascent | 5-13Pearl | 5-13Haven | –DRX | 2-0
T1 vs GE25 Mar17:30Pearl | 13-8Haven | 4-13Lotus | 13-7 T1 | 2-1
PPRX vs DFM26 Mar14:30Pearl | 13-5Lotus | 13-11Fracture | –PPRX | 2-0
TS vs TLN26 Mar17:30Ascent | 13-5Icebox | 8-13Fracture | 13-3TS | 2-1
RRQ vs GEN27 Mar14:30Fracture | 9-13Lotus | 6-13Haven | –GEN | 2-0
MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
ZETA vs RRQ1 Apr14:30Haven | 10-13Ascent | 13-10Lotus | 13-5ZETA | 2-1
TLN vs T11 Apr17:30Ascent | 8-13Haven | 6-13Lotus | –T1 | 2-0
TS vs PPRX2 Apr14:30Haven | 11-13Fracture | 13-11Split | 13-10TS | 2-1
GEN vs DFM2 Apr17:30Lotus | 13-8Fracture | 4-13Pearl | 13-8GEN | 2-1
GE vs DRX3 Apr14:30Haven | 11-13Split | 15-17Pearl | –DRX | 2-0
MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
RRQ vs DFM8 Apr14:30Haven | 13-4Pearl | 13-7Ascent | –RRQ | 2-0
T1 vs PPRX8 Apr17:30Pearl | 3-13Fracture | 6-13Lotus | –PPRX | 2-0
ZETA vs GE9 Apr14:30Pearl | 9-13Ascent | 14-12Haven | 13-8ZETA | 2-1
TLN vs DRX9 Apr17:30Split | 3-13Pearl | 10-13Ascent | –DRX | 2-0
TS vs GEN10 Apr14:30Haven | 8-13Fracture | 11-13Lotus | –GEN | 2-0
MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
PPRX vs DRX15 Apr14:30Ascent | 5-13Split | 10-13Fracture | –DRX | 2-0
TS vs RRQ15 Apr17:30Icebox | 10-13Split | 7-13Haven | –RRQ | 2-0
T1 vs GEN16 Apr14:30Ascent | 5-13Haven | 5-13Lotus | –GEN | 2-0
ZETA vs DFM16 Apr17:30Ascent | 13-9Haven | 13-5Pearl | –ZETA | 2-0
TLN vs GE17 Apr14:30Split | 6-13Icebox | 8-8Haven | 11-13GE | 2-0
MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
PPRX vs GE22 Apr14:30Icebox | 7-13Split | 13-6Pearl | 13-7PPRX | 2-1
GEN vs DRX22 Apr17:30Haven | 7-13Fracture | 13-10Pearl | 4-13DRX | 2-1
T1 vs RRQ23 Apr14:30Haven | 13-9Fracture | 13-4Pearl | –T1 | 2-0
TS vs DFM23 Apr17:30Ascent | 13-11Haven | 13-8Fracture | –TS | 2-0
ZETA vs TLN24 Apr14:30Haven | 8-13Ascent | 14-16Split | –TLN | 2-0
MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
T1 vs DFM29 Apr14:30Lotus | 13-9Split | 9-13Fracture | 13-10T1 | 2-1
ZETA vs TS29 Apr17:30Split | 13-9Lotus | 10-13Fracture | 13-9ZETA | 2-1
GE vs GEN30 Apr14:30Pearl | 13-8Lotus | 13-8Haven | –GE | 2-0
RRQ vs DRX30 Apr17:30Haven | 13-8Split | 10-13Pearl | 2-13DRX | 2-1
TLN vs PPRX1 May14:30Pearl | 13-11Split | 4-13Fracture | 10-13PPRX | 2-1
MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
TLN vs GEN6 May14:30Fracture | 13-8Lotus | 13-7Haven | –TLN | 2-0
ZETA vs PPRX6 May17:30Split | 6-13Ascent | 10-13Lotus | –PPRX | 2-0
RRQ vs GE7 May14:30
TS vs T17 May17:30
DRX vs DFM8 May14:30
MATCHDATETIME(IST)MAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
PPRX vs GEN12 May14:30
ZETA vs T112 May17:30
TS vs DRX13 May14:30
GE vs DFM13 May17:30
TLN vs RRQ14 May14:30
ZETA vs GEN14 May17:30
T1 vs DRX15 May14:30
TS vs GE15 May17:30
TLN vs DFM16 May14:30
RRQ vs PPRX16 May17:30

PLAYOFF RESULTS :-

MATCHDATETIME(IST)STAGEMAP 1MAP 2MAP 3WINNER
TBD19 May14:30UB QF
TBD19 May17:30UB QF
TBD20 May14:30UB SF
TBD20 May17:30UB SF
TBD21 May14:30LB QF
TBD21 May17:30LB QF
TBD22 May14:30UB Final
TBD22 May17:30LB SF
MATCHDATETIME(IST)STAGEMAP 1MAP 2MAP 3MAP 4MAP 5WINNER
TBD27 May14:30LB Final
TBD28 May14:30Grand Final

The VCT 2023 Pacific League marks the congregation of the best talents, players, and teams that the APAC region has to offer. It is going to deliver weeks of exhilarating performances and top-notch Valorant action from all the partner teams, competing with an aim to achieve one of the three high stake slots that are up for grabs!

VCT OFFICIAL YT CHANNEL : https://www.youtube.com/@VCTPacific