PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is a festival in the world of CS:GO we’ve been waiting for two years! The Majors are competitions of the highest level where players demonstrate honed tactics, unbelievable aim, and fierce clutches.
Sometimes, however, things go wrong. Even the best of us make mistakes, and these can be quite hilarious. The CS.MONEY Blog has compiled seven of the most epic fails that happened in Majors. Make yourself some tea and enjoy 🙂
GuardiaN’s badass no-scopes
Remember s1mple‘s two legendary no-scopes on Cache versus fnatic at ESL One: Cologne 2016? This cool highlight was later perpetuated in a piece of graffiti. However, few remember how Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács attempted to do a similar trick in a 1-v.-2 clutch against EnVyUs at ESL One: Cologne 2015. But the Slovakian AWPer’s no-zooms weren’t quite as accurate in this game. Still, that’s only half the trouble.
G2 losing to an empty map
A sensational blunder by the French squad. At StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, G2 faced Astralis on Nuke. Both teams had one win each, and a second win would considerably increase their chances of making it to the playoffs.
After an even first half, the French lose control of the game as CTs. They lose the first round, the second, the third… Soon enough, the scoreboard was showing 15:7, and Astralis were one round away from winning the game. And they did win this round — but it was their merit only to a limited extent. The main reason was chance and G2’s slovenliness. Try not to disturb your neighbors with deafening laughter while watching this moment!
Coldzera’s leap of faith
The same event, StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, witnessed another historic moment. It occurred during the show match on Vertigo between the stars of the West and the East.
With a score of 15-14 in favor of Team West, Marcelo “coldzera” David found himself in a 1-v.-3 situation. To catch the Ts off guard, he decided to go to the site by jumping over the edge of the map. The moment that happened next went down in history. The reactions of the teammates and coldzera himself are some genuine eye candy.
Zeus’ hottest highlight
Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko boasts not only the title of Major winner but also a whole gamut of truly uncommon tricks. On one occasion, he crashed from the stairs to the spawn area; on another, the Ukrainian player threw a Molly at his own teammates. Still, by far the “coolest” trick in his career is walking on fire.
He tried to perform this signature trick of his in a clutch against jdm from Counter Logic Gaming at DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015. Well… he was so close.
Knife fight in smoke
Another fail moment, this time involving a smoke grenade. It happened in the mouz vs. EnVyUs elimination match in Group C at ESL One: Cologne 2016. The game was a decider. The players must have been under tons of pressure!
And this pressure began to take its toll from the very first round. EnVyUs started off as Ts. In the pistol round, they managed to get to B and plant C4 pretty much seamlessly. However, they weren’t able to protect it from the CTs! See for yourself in the video below what happened in this notorious smoke knife fight.
Overly cautious Flusha
Cautious play with double-checking all positions and opportunities is an excellent strategy for victory. Sometimes, however, even the best tactics can go wrong. That’s exactly what happened in the Cloud9 v. FaZe Clan encounter on Cache at IEM Katowice 2019.
Cloud9 were doing very well in round 19: a 2-v.-1 situation with the last standing opponent dashing from the center of the map to A. All they had to do is maintain their positions and defuse C4. Flusha and autimatic had almost finished defusing when AdreN finally got to the bombsite and… kioShima was clearly not delighted about what happened next.
How about one and the same error from players on the same team in the same match? Now that’s an achievement. Autimatic received it in the same Cloud9 v. FaZe Clan match on Cache at IEM Katowice 2019. In the decisive round, he could’ve secured overtime rounds for his squad, but him being on pins and needles prevented him from doing so.
Crouch down & nail it
Another C4-related fail from ESL One: Cologne 2016. The SK Gaming v. Virtus.pro match on Nuke saw a curious mishap: at one point, pashaBiceps was able to take a good position and catch coldzera off guard. But coldzera was so preoccupied with defusing C4 and doing squats that he failed to spy the Pole. SK Gaming took advantage of this carelessness and won the round as well as the map without too much trouble.
SK Gaming doing some ghostbusting
With SK Gaming, there’s an example of the reverse scenario. At ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017, the Brazilian squad executed a most curious retake in the match against FaZe Clan. Left in a 3-v.-2 situation, the Brazilian players decided to retake… a clear A Site.
The map Nuke features a lot of various height levels. This “multi-story” nature of the map results in the constant risk of falling down from heaven to the spawn. Because the creators of the map knew about this, you can come down without receiving damage instead of jumping in almost any case. In this episode, suNny help his teammate in time and performed a leap of faith to try. But…
Did you witness any fails at PGL Major Stockholm? Tell us about them in the comments! And let’s finally go and watch the Grand Final between NAVI and G2! Make sure to do it in our CS.MONEY Major Hub. Grab the promo code FDKMB8N5, receive 2000 coins for it, and exchange them for presents. Get good ones, and enjoy PGL Major Stockholm Grand Finals with CS.MONEY Major Hub!
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