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The second Counter-Strike major of 2016 is almost upon us. Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit Baratas . For the third year running, ESL One Cologne will play host to CS:GOs premier competition, which features 16 teams vying for the lions share of a $1 million prize pool.Eight Legends, those that placed in the top eight at MLG Columbus, and eight Challengers, teams that qualified for Cologne, have been sorted into four groups that will begin play July 5 in the Lanxess-Arena.The months since MLG Columbus have seen a shakeup in terms of the hierarchy of CS:GO. Weve witnessed the birth of a new era in the game, and with it, a new paradigm of greatness. The battles fought at Cologne will not just be in the minutiae of what happens within the server, but will also be clashes of legacy between the teams.Living LegendsThe newly christened SK Gaming squad enters as defenders of the title. Since winning Columbus as Luminosity Gaming, the team has won two more tournaments and reached the finals in a third. This impressive run has solidified the teams standing as the best in the world; no other squad has been playing at this level in recent months. Not one to be complacent, SK has been undergoing boot camp in Europe for some time now in preparation for the major.This tournament is a chance for the squad to build a legacy. Having already won a major and achieved what was previously unthinkable, Gabriel FalleN Toledo and his band of Brazilians are yet again on the cusp of greatness, but with victory they could enter into the pantheon of the best teams to ever play the game. With a target on its back and a veritable group of death awaiting it, SK must overcome its toughest test yet to truly ascend.One of the teams standing firmly in SKs path, and one of the teams that is already in the conversation to be the best of all time, is the Swedes from Fnatic. However, the teams run at Columbus was a disappointing one, and evaluation in the interim does not lead to kind critiques. With semifinal finishes in both ESL Pro League and Esports Championship Series (ECS), it appears as if the dominant days of Fnatic are behind it.Nonetheless, historically Fnatic has matched up well against the Brazilians, with many series wins over them in early 2016. The return of Olof olofmeister Kajbjer is a promising sign. Regarded as the best player in the world before his injury, his reincorporation to the team brings with it a certain swagger that is the hallmark of Fnatics play. This tournament will also be the first in more than two years in which Fnatic isnt a near-consensus favorite to win. Free of undue expectations and reinvigorated by the return of its superstar, Fnatic could play spoiler to SKs dreams of a second major title.Once rivals to Fnatic and two-time major champions themselves, the French team EnVyUs also comes into Cologne looking to return to former glory. To say 2016 has been an underwhelming year for the previously elite team is a bit of an understatement. It went from winning the final major at Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca in 2015 to bombing out of Columbus in groups; the shocking fall from grace has been the impetus for change within the structure of the team.With a retooled focus on star AWPer Kenny kennyS Schrub, EnVy aims to at least regain Legend status at Cologne with a playoff berth. Its group draw looks somewhat favorable, as it faces a Virtus.Pro team it recently dispatched at ELeague along with two middle-of-the-pack squads in Team Liquid and mousesports. EnVys chance to return to the top starts here; displaying dominance over this group would be a fitting start.Something to proveThe third team in the group of death with Fnatic and SK is the resurgent French side Gamers2. With a 2-3 loss to FalleN & Co. in the ESL Pro League grand final, followed by a 2-0 win over them in the Esports Championship Series Season 1 grand final, G2 is the only team that has proved it has the ability to match the Brazilians. Its form of late has been brilliant behind the stars of the team, Richard shox Papillon and Adil ScreaM Benrlitom.Two of G2s players have previous major titles, but the team as a whole comes in with a chip on its shoulder. Not so long ago, G2 had been counted out as a team capable of winning a title, but a recent hot streak has it shooting up the global rankings and garnering many a fan with the flashy play of shox and ScreaM. This teams sights are set no lower than winning the $500,000 first-place prize, but it must first survive the group-stage onslaught awaiting it at Lanxess.Earlier in the year, Natus Vincere was in contention for the spot that SK Gaming now holds. Before Columbus, it had beaten the Brazilians with regularity, but lost a battle of will in the finals at Columbus to fall just short of taking home the prize. Since then, the team has been quiet on the international stage due to Ladislav GuardiaN Kovács latent injury and failures to qualify for the LAN finals of the biggest leagues.Columbus is a chance for NaVi to prove it has what it takes to be the best. Surely, it has the talent to match any of its rivals with GuardiaN and Egor flamie Vasilyev leading the way. Its grinding, patient, terrorist-side tactics and facilitation of its star-AWPer closely resembles SKs play, and it could be said that NaVi was the progenitor of this style before the round-time changes brought it to the forefront. Still, the question remains, does NaVi have the team cohesion and mental fortitude to win a major?Final thoughtsThere are many other teams in contention at Cologne, but these five all come in with something more at stake than simply earning sticker money and having a good showing. The majors are the biggest stages in Global Offensive, the tournaments that immortalize moments, the pages upon which Legends are recorded. A lot of focus will be on the new SK with the veteran Brazilians, but a surging EnVyUs and revitalized Fnatic could pose problems. Nike Air Presto Hombre . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Vans Sk8 Hi Baratas . Third-seeded Murray had the easiest path to victory on New Years Eve, barely breaking a sweat during his 6-0, 6-0 win over 2,129th-ranked Qatari wildcard recipient Mousa Shanan Zayed. . -- Nathan Pancel scored twice as the Sudbury Wolves defeated the North Bay Battalion 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- One bad decision cost Mackenzie Hughes his 3-shot lead in the RSM Classic.Remarkable poise and a pure putting stroke for the Canadian rookie left him one round away from a wire-to-wire victory at Sea Island.Hughes bounced back from his blunder with a tough par save, three birdies and a 2-under 68 that gave him a 1-shot lead over Billy Horschel, Camilo Villegas and?C.T. Pan?going into the final round expected to feature more strong wind.Everyones going to be fighting the same kind of nerves trying to win, and hopefully, Ill be on top again tomorrow, Hughes said.Hughes was sailing along on the Seaside course Saturday, bogey-free for the first 46 holes of the tournament, when he tried to do too much from an awkward lie in a fairway bunker on the 11th hole instead of pitching back to the fairway. His feet slipped in the sand on his first shot, and it stayed in the bunker in a worse lie. The next shot was so fat it only went about 40 yards into another bunker. And then he three-putted from 50 feet and his lead had vanished.It was almost like I had been punched in the face there, making a triple after everything seemed to be going pretty smoothly, Hughes said.He kept enough of senses to remind himself that he was still tied for the lead in only his fifth event of his rookie season, and there was plenty of golf left. What followed was his most important shot of the week, a super pitch up a steep slope to a back pin to tap-in range to save par, and then three birdies over the next four holes.That pitch on 12 was probably my shot of the day, he said. Because if I follow that up with a bogey, the wheels start to come off even more.Hughes was at 16-under 196.Horschel, who hasnt won since the Tour Championship two years ago when he captured the FedEx Cup, holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of the Seaside course at Sea Island for a 65. Villegas overcame a double-bogey early in his round and finished with four straight birdies for a 64.Joining them at 15-under 197 was another PGA Tour rookie, Pan of Taiwan. He shot a 67 playing in the final group.More than costing Hughes a big lead, that triple-bogey made the final round of the year on thhe PGA Tour far more bunched than it needed to be. Nike Presto Fly Hombre. Ten players were within 4 shots of the lead, a group that included Charles Howell III (13-under 199) and Stewart Cink (12-under 200).Horschel has slipped to No. 76 in the world since his big FedEx Cup run in 2014. He has worked hard on his short game and feels that turning around, and he believes the windy conditions after two days of calm might have helped someone who hits the ball as crisply as he does.He thinks experience will play a role, too.Theres some young guys up there on the leaderboard that havent been in ... obviously, theyve won other times, but out on the PGA Tour its a little bit different. But it all depends on what kind of conditions we get. I would to have similar conditions today because I think the better player shows up in these conditions.Villegas also has gone two years without a victory, and he lost his card this year and only got into the tournament as a past champion. One week could change everything.Let me tell you something, its 18 more holes of golf. Im feeling good, Villegas said. Ive been a lot more comfortable than I have been. I think its all about having the mind in the right place. My shots when Im calm out there are pretty good and hopefully we can accomplish that tomorrow. I think the leaderboard is jam-packed as always. Were playing the PGA Tour, the best players in the world, but Ive got to wake up tomorrow believing I can do it.Pan, a former No. 1 amateur when he was at Washington, went from four shots behind to a 1-shot lead in two holes when he rolled in a pair of birdies and Hughes made a mess of the 11th hole. Pan dropped a shot on the next hole with a wild tee shot that the wind made look worse, but he was never out of position the rest of the way.Hughes, who got married during his only week off this fall, has led at Sea Island from his opening 61 on the Seaside course. He will try to join Cody Gribble as PGA Tour rookies to win in the fall portion of the season, with one difference: This victory earns a spot in the Masters. Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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