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True Rippers & God's Reign Draft Picks Have Been announced For The Draft Invitational: kennyS Returns To Pro Play

Bryan "Dracorexia" Francis  |   Feb 6, 8:57 AM   |   6 min read

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  • The Draft Blast CS2 tournament is happening from February 8th to 11th in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Gods Reign secured Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, a legendary Slovakian AWPer, as their draft pick.

  • True Rippers, the Indian group stage toppers, drafted kennyS, another legendary French AWPer.

The hype for the upcoming The Draft Blast CS2 event has been rising incredibly. Teams from India and Pakistan took on one another in this invitational tournament. This tournament will take place from February 8th until the 11th. There will be 6 teams that will be a part of this event, 3 being from the country of India and 3 from the country of Pakistan. Here's a look at the important draft picks for the Indian CS2 teams at the upcoming The Draft tournament.


Also Read: BLAST The Draft Season 1 - Indian Qualifiers: Day 1 Recap


GuardiaN and kennyS Return For The Upcoming The Draft Super 6 Tournament

Gods Reign won 6 of their 10 matches in the Indian half of the group stage phase. They secured their qualification with 7 points. The Legends draft pick for God’s Reign in the upcoming event is quite a special player. The first draft pick is none other than Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács.


Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács is a former Slovakian pro Counter-Strike player. He is considered to be one of the top AWP sniper rifle users in the history of Counter-Strike, renowned for his aggressive playing style and clutch plays, as well as his unmatched accuracy with the AWP.


GuardiaN began his professional Counter-Strike career in 2007, where he played CS 1.6 and CS: Source for various teams in Slovakia and Europe. In 2013, he joined Na’Vi, one of the best Counter-Strike teams in the world, which marked a major turning point in his professional career. With Na’Vi he achieved his greatest success, making deep runs in several Major titles, such as EMS 1 Katowice 2014 and DreamHack Winter 2014, as well as placing highly in many other tournaments.

The next team to take a look at is none other than Marcos Gaming. They recently finished second in the Esportz.in CS2 Premier Series. Marcos Gaming won 6 games out of the 10 that they played and secured 8 points in the process. Their legendary pick is one of the best players to have during clutch situations. It is none other than Shox.


Richard “Shox” Papillon (born May 27, 1992) is a French CS: GO player currently playing for Nakama Esports. He is widely regarded as one of the best CS: GO players ever, having had a long and decorated career in multiple iterations of the CS franchise.

In 2014, he was part of the LDLC squad that won CS: GO's DreamHack Winter, becoming a key player in the team's success. In the following years, Shox moved to several top teams, such as EnvyUs and G2 Esports, as well as Team Vitality and Team Liquid.


Finally, it is none other than the table toppers of the Indian Group stage for the The Draft tournament. True Rippers finished the group stage on top with 13 points. They won 9 out of the 10 games that they played during the group stages. Their draft pick is one of the best players we have seen in CS: GO history. It is none other than kennyS


Kenny “kennyS” Schrub is a French CS: GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) player. He is considered one of the best AWP sniper rifle users in CS: GO history. He began his professional CS: GO career in 2012, playing for several French teams. He developed his AWP skills in CS: Source.


He made a name for himself in the world of CS: GO with his amazing AWP plays. He was named “The French Sniper” by DreamHack in 2013. In 2014, he joined the French team, EnVYUs, where he achieved his peak and became a world-class player.


He has won several individual awards, such as:

  • HLTV.org Top Player in the World (2015)
  • The Game Awards 2015
  • Winning the biggest career prize money at World Electronic Sports Games 2016 ($800,000)
  • Winning DreamHack Valencia 2014
  • Runer Up At ESL One KatowiceMajor 2014


Each of the Indian teams has gotten some of the best players from the Legends draft pick at the The Draft tournament. It does feel like a different experience to see iconic players from the counter-strike play with the upcoming Indian talent at this event. The Draft Blast event is said to take place at Kula Lumpur from the 8th of February until the 11th.


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