Sweden ruins all of our fun

Phillip Rasmussen
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Illustration by NovaH.

Through all layers of life there are curses. From the modest curses we try to call on our MM team-mates in solo-queue to 100 year curse that is still haunting S. L. Benfica.

None of them come close to the curse that has hit CS:GO this year.

Want to host a Major?

Denied. Oh and we'll destroy your local CS-teams as well along the way.

It happened to Brazil, that first lost the Major and then went from having two legit title challengers and three top 30 teams, to having FURIA on rank 14.

Not convinced? The Stockholm Major hangs in a thin thread, as authorities, much like with Dota 2's The International, will not make an exemption to allow esport players into the country. Friendship over with Sweden.

Even the Mayor of Stockholm wants the Major there, sending an open letter to the government. Well, apparently it says he wants the Major and we should treat esports like sports, but it just looks like wingdings to us.

Oh and the curse? NiP's best player is a Dane, Fnatic have fallen to 42 in the world. Fnatic, at 42! Meanwhile Dignitas is the 2nd best Swedish team at rank 40 and NiP's talent-team with an average age of 17.8, looks like the most promising upcoming squad in the country.

So here's the TLDR's official suggestion: Please host the Major in England. There are no good teams to be hit by the curse, we'll have a full arena - even if half the people don't have a ticket - and there are no national anthems to boo. Win, win, win.

July 15, 2021

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