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Reap what you sow: Comparing NiP and Fnatic in the wake of FACEIT Major ousting

Reap what you sow: Comparing NiP and Fnatic in the wake of FACEIT Major ousting

Swedish powerhouses NiP and Fnatic placed the same at the FACEIT Major, eliminated with a 2-3 score. Yet, their stories are vastly different.

Understanding the TI8 meta and why it changed so drastically

Understanding the TI8 meta and why it changed so drastically

This year's edition featured some of the most dramatic meta changes yet.

Here is how each team can avoid the EU LCS Gauntlet

Here is how each team can avoid the EU LCS Gauntlet

How must the stars align for each EU LCS team to avoid the trial of the regional Gauntlet?

ArtStyle remembers winning TI1: "We were confident. All of us could play any hero, and we trusted each other."

ArtStyle remembers winning TI1: "We were confident. All of us could play any hero, and we trusted each other."

Cybersport.ru and Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov go back in time to when The International started.

The battlefield of the supports: a TI8 metagame preview

The battlefield of the supports: a TI8 metagame preview

There’s no doubt that picking the right supports is more important than ever.

Fnatic vs. Vitality: the curious case of the misplaced ward

Fnatic vs. Vitality: the curious case of the misplaced ward

Ten seconds can be the difference between winning and losing. And for Fnatic, it was.

Pincers, flanks, and terrain abuse: How LGD are perfecting positional play

Pincers, flanks, and terrain abuse: How LGD are perfecting positional play

LGD have become masters of manipulating their rivals movements to their advantage.

Kings of the power spikes: analyzing the key to Liquid's dominance

Kings of the power spikes: analyzing the key to Liquid's dominance

Their deep game knowledge allows them to abuse power spikes to the maximum. Whenever they know they have an edge they waste absolutely no time in pushing their advantage.

With ArtStyle we were in anarchy; with Puppey, we had monarchy: LightofHeaven remembers a legendary 2011 NaVi era

With ArtStyle we were in anarchy; with Puppey, we had monarchy: LightofHeaven remembers a legendary 2011 NaVi era

LightofHeaven spoke about preparations for the tournament and the team’s key opponents as well as analyzed the final match against EHOME.

"We've always struggled against Naga." RAMZES666 analyzes Virtus.pro's Supermajor

"We've always struggled against Naga." RAMZES666 analyzes Virtus.pro's Supermajor

Cybersport.ru talked to Virtus.pro's Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev and discussed the team's matches in the final season championship of the Dota Pro Circuit 2017/2018.

Eyes on Optic: How the team dominated the rotation game

Eyes on Optic: How the team dominated the rotation game

Optic finished the 2017/2018 regular season on a high note, making the finals of ESL One Birmingham. Here we break down their strength in the midgame.

"We’ve got the best Pudge player": ALWAYSWANNAFLY analyzes FTM's games from the CIS TI8 qualifier

"We’ve got the best Pudge player": ALWAYSWANNAFLY analyzes FTM's games from the CIS TI8 qualifier

Cybersport.ru sat down with team's position 5 Andrey "ALWAYSWANNAFLY" Bondarenko to break down their games from the group stage and the playoffs leading up to their TI8 spot.

20 years in the making: The inner workings of the North American esports market

20 years in the making: The inner workings of the North American esports market

Esports being a global phenomenon, its industry is often perceived as a monolithic whole; in fact, individual regions and their specific features can be easily outlined.

Remade in China: What PSG.LGD have learned from Virtus.pro

Remade in China: What PSG.LGD have learned from Virtus.pro

Cybersport.ru looks at how PSG.LGD became a powerhouse be emulating the West's two strongest teams.

"It wasn’t a fight, it was a slaughter": Fng analyzes Team Spirit's games from ESL Birmingham

"It wasn’t a fight, it was a slaughter": Fng analyzes Team Spirit's games from ESL Birmingham

Cybersport.ru caught up with Artsiom "Fng" Barshack from Team Spirit in a long interview, where the player analyzed his team's recent games from ESL Birmingham.

Crownless no more: How an Uzi-powered RNG dominated the Mid-Season Invitational

Crownless no more: How an Uzi-powered RNG dominated the Mid-Season Invitational

After a final to remember in Paris, France, Uzi has once and for all stepped up to the plate and claimed his first ever international championship in the Mid-Season Invitational.

"No matter how much you feed, I will still win you the game": No[o]ne analyses Virtus.pro's games from EPICENTER XL

"No matter how much you feed, I will still win you the game": No[o]ne analyses Virtus.pro's games from EPICENTER XL

Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko sat down with Cybersport.ru to analyse all the great team fight decisions and sloppy mistakes the "bears" did at the event.

Comfort is for the weak: Gambit seized’s incessant evolution

Comfort is for the weak: Gambit seized’s incessant evolution

For Gambit, a team so in-need, seized once again has carefully stepped into the role of IGL.

Unprecedented adaptation: How Stewie2k fits the new SK Gaming

Unprecedented adaptation: How Stewie2k fits the new SK Gaming

In this feature we look at Stewie2k, his role in SK and how the Brazilians adjusted their approach to newcomers with his arrival.

Like flipping a switch: Understanding VP's signature high ground assaults

Like flipping a switch: Understanding VP's signature high ground assaults

The biggest reason why Virtus.pro are so dominant is their ranged siege strategy. This article will focus on how VP take the high ground with such a draft.

Breaking the curse: How Team Liquid’s tenacity won them their first-ever championship

Breaking the curse: How Team Liquid’s tenacity won them their first-ever championship

From forever fourth to an NA LCS title. This is how Team Liquid sealed the championship.

Supports on #3, cores on #4: unorthodox picks in major league Dota

Supports on #3, cores on #4: unorthodox picks in major league Dota

Cybersport.ru lists some of the most unorthodox picks position-wise that high-level Dota has seen.

Two dynasties, many possibilities: a look at the impending EU LCS grand final

Two dynasties, many possibilities: a look at the impending EU LCS grand final

For the first time in EU LCS history, the two teams will meet with the championship on the line.

FaZe Xizt: a poor joke but an incredible analytic tool

FaZe Xizt: a poor joke but an incredible analytic tool

Xizt's signing into FaZe sounds like a poor April fools, but it offers unique opportunities to gather insight for team and player alike.

Worlds-bound? How KT has outgrown their 'Super Team' status

Worlds-bound? How KT has outgrown their 'Super Team' status

Coming into 2017, the most anticipated team in the LCK was not SKT, with its addition of Huni. Nor was it Longzhu (now Kingzone), with their fan favorite world-class bottom duo. It was the redesigned “super team”, KT Rolster.

"A frequent problem we have is not knowing when to stop": Crystallize breaks down NaVi's games from GESC Minor

"A frequent problem we have is not knowing when to stop": Crystallize breaks down NaVi's games from GESC Minor

In a lengthy interview with Cybersport.ru, Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek talks about all of NaVi's series and gives his in-depth analysis on what went wrong (and right).

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