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French CS:GO team pulls out of tournament due to terrorism concerns

French CS:GO team denies Travel to IEM San Jose amid travel concerns.

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Chris Smith
Published Thu, Nov 19 2015 7:31 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

For the uneducated, professional gamers are the type of people who sit in their mothers' basement all day staring into a CRT monitor and eating Doritos. However, an outside threat has had a real impact on eSports today, with French team EnVyUs cancelling their flights to the Intel Extreme Masters in San Jose amid safety concerns.

French CS:GO team pulls out of tournament due to terrorism concerns | TweakTown.com

Marked as one of the best teams on the globe this is certainly a hit for the global competitive scene, but things will carry on nonetheless. Counter Logic Gaming has been asked to step up in place of this French team, allowing them a spot at the title.

In clarification, it seems that decision wasn't solely made by the gaming team's management either. Reports state that EnVyUs was on the way to the airport when the facility was being evacuated and flights were diverted.

NEWS SOURCE:hltv.org

I'm a competitive gamer and was an eSports employee. Recent changes have seen me hang up the mouse and move over to the technology world, covering all news for TweakTown, ranging from gaming news to opinion articles and the latest tech releases. Expect to see a few different articles on international eSports news and competitive game releases, as well as audio and mobile device content.

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