On 2nd December 2018, Liquid secured their second piece of silverware at SuperNova CS:GO Malta 2018. Being wide favourites for the event, they cruised through the tournament and won it convincingly. Many would argue that since Malta was not a premier tournament, the victory is almost worthless. This view is incorrect; there are many positives that Liquid can take from the event.
G2 have announced that former 3DMAX pair Audric “JaCkz” Jug and Lucas “Lucky” Chastang will join the roster. They will replace Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux and Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans, a duo who lasted mere months on the outgoing iteration of G2. The move follows lacklustre online and offline performances for the team, notably a group stage exit at the FACEIT Major 2018. Swapping out SmithZz and Ex6TenZ will definitely improve G2. Whether Lucky and JaCkz will be the knights in shining armour to rescue the lineup remains to be seen.
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In Counter-Strike’s biggest ever upset, Cloud9 shocked the world when they overcame FaZe Clan in the Grand Finals of the ELEAGUE Major 2018. The Major was supposed to be FaZe’s Major, but on the decider map they blew a 15-11 lead and lost in overtime. This was arguably the most shocking throw in CS:GO Major history. This failure has shaped the CS:GO scene into what it is today.
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