OpTic Gaming wins the ELeague ‘CS:GO’ Season 2 championship

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OpTic Gaming defeated Astralis to win the ELeague Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Season 2 championship Saturday, walking away with $400,000 and a team achievement: their first-ever championship at a major international tournament.

Both Astralis and OpTic Gaming came into the finals never having won a big international tournament, but the North American OpTic managed to control the pace of the second and third maps to beat the Danish Astralis, 2-1. 

OpTic is only the second North American team to win a major championship in nine years after Cloud9 won ESL Pro League Season 4 in October.

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Pushing the Boundaries: Immigration and Esports

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Esports is becoming an international phenomenon with professional players traveling the globe to play in tournaments.

With esports’ increasing credibility, government immigration services are being pressured to determine whether esports pros qualify as internationally recognized athletes. Read more…

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