When I had a quick glance the other day on the insomnia63 sign up list, there was a group of names I recognised from the Counter-Strike: Source and early CS:GO days, that I hadn’t really seen in a long time. The team named “Reborn” hosts a wealth of former old talent, including Matthew “Holl1s” Hollis and Aidan “foolio” Wood The team is spearheaded by Jay “f00b” Davenport, the player we are interviewing now.
A brand new season of ESL Premiership kicks off once again tonight, and what a cracking unpredictable season we have in store here. As the UK scene comes out of a lengthy vacation period between last events of 2017 and the beginning of events this year, we now have the crown jewel back at the top of our agenda. ESL Premiership this season boasts £12,000 in Prize pool, and instead of the 8 teams we have become accustomed to, we have 10. This merited a bit more exposure on the league itself, and a chance for players to chip in and build some branding to help them elevate to new levels in the UK Counter-Strike scene.
This weekend will see the second round of games in the second edition of the Gfinity elite series. Last week’s matches all came in as predicted with the majority of the scores coming in pretty close to our estimation. The biggest surprise was the Method versus Prophecy game, which saw Method take an impressive run on their terrorist side of de_train, ultimately ending up with a 16-8 scoreline.
The first play date for Counter-Strike in the second edition of the Gfinity elite series takes place tomorrow, with CS taking centre stage from 5:30pm to round up the first week of games. As hopefully the first of many previews, this week will likely be one of the hardest to predict. With none of the teams with consistent rosters facing off against each other, correctly calling the outcome of the games could be a tough ask.
Team Infused vs Endpoint
The only British match-up this week sees Team Infused take on Endpoint. And even to say that they are British rosters, Endpoint’s roster make-up consists of two Europeans who have joined them for the second season. [...]