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Malta Faces a Really Hard Time Against Cloud9 at Leipzig

Aditya Singh Rawat
24/Jan/2020 05:57 pm

Cover And Thumbnail Image Courtesy: DreamHack - Adela Sznajder

The opening match for Renegades at the DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 against Cloud9 turned into a nightmare as Liam “malta” Schembri had to play the entire game without a functioning mic.

“My mic didn't work the whole game so the boys had to watch me run around on the radar like an mm teammate.”

It wasn’t that he didn’t try to fix the problem before the match, he tried everything from checking the Team Speak settings to replacing the headset and the entire PC as well, but nothing seemed to have worked.


Somehow the team made it through, starting off their campaign with a ‘16-10’ victory as Liam was able to communicate during freeze time and the quiet parts of the rounds by yelling out the information.


Renegades stepped into the tournament with a new roster as Oliver “DickStacy” Tierney was replaced by Jordan “Hatz” Bajic just a few weeks before the start of the tournament.



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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.