SCREAM: “NOW WE KNOW WE’RE CAPABLE OF WINNING”

We had a chat with Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom following EnVyUs’ quarter-finals finish at Pro League Finals about his and the team’s improvement after recent struggles, coach Damien “maLeK” Marcel, as well as the tiebreaking format.

The first two days saw EnVyUs placing second in Group A following three wins in the regular part of the group and successful tiebreakers, before the French-Belgian squad fell to Liquid in the quarter-finals on day three.

During the semi-finals day in Dallas, we got a hold of Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom to find out more about how the team feels after their showing at the finals, his individual struggles at their previous offline tournaments, and the effect of coach Damien “maLeK” Marcel

SHAHZAM RETURNS TO MISFITS’ ACTIVE LINEUP

After a brief stint on the bench, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan will return to Misfits’ active lineup, relegating Skyler “Relyks” Weaver to the backup position once again.

Misfits found themselves in a tough position going into the Americas Minor last week, as two of their starting players, Sean “seang@res” Gares and Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan didn’t attend the tournament.

The team’s in-game leader, seang@res, couldn’t be present at the event due to the fact that he was getting married, and has, as it was expected, already stepped back into the active roster.

However, just days before the Minor, the team ended up benching ShahZaM due to a dispute regarding a boot camp and preparation, with Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu shining some more light on the situation via a twitlonger, pointing out that the benching was not his own decision.

With the event around the corner, Misfits decided to use Caio “zqkS” Fonseca as their second stand-in at the event. The tournament didn’t end well for the team, as they went out with a 0-3 map record, losing to CLG and paiN.

Shortly after the disappointing event was brought to an end, Misfits announced that ShahZaM would be returning to the active lineup, together with seang@res. This means that Skyler “Relyks” Weaver will once again take a seat on the bench, while, according to the press release, zqkS will return to Brazil.

JW: I’M SURE SWEDEN WILL BE BACK ON TOP AGAIN

To get some insight into how fnatic are feeling going into DreamHack Open Summer, we got in touch with Jesper “JW” Wecksell, who also shared his thoughts on the state of the Swedish scene, fnatic’s performance in Dallas and various tournament rulesets.

Since reuniting their lineup that went on to win six straight tournaments at the end of 2015 and start of 2016, fnatic have only once made the playoffs of a tournament, at StarSeries S3 in Kiev. The team’s last tournament was the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, where they had a good start, but ended up going out in groups once again.

How the tournament in Dallas, Texas, influenced fnatic’s confidence, who are the most dangerous team in Jönköping, Sweden, and what lead to Denmark overtaking Sweden as the best CS nation are just some of the things Jesper “JW” Wecksell told us in our pre-DreamHack interview.

FOX: “FIRST LAN IS HARD, BUT OUR GOAL IS CLEAR”

SK Gaming have been invited to compete at ESL One New York, the event’s organisers have confirmed.

The Brazilian giants are the fourth team confirmed at the event, joining Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro and FaZe, who were all previously invited.

SK, the No.1 team in the world at the moment, recently finished third-fourth at the ESL Pro League Season 5 finals, in Dallas. They will attend DreamHack Summer, in Sweden, this weekend, and the ECS Season 3 finals, in the United Kingdom, next week.