OSLO, Norway, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Streamers and
professional gamers are the rock stars of today, and many fans
dream of playing alongside their idols. Well, dream no more. Opera
GX, the world's first browser for gamers, is offering gaming
enthusiasts the unique chance to team up with their favourite
streamers while being coached by the best of the best during "Opera
GX presents: That's my Streamer".
"Opera GX's DNA is built around gaming and we want to be
there for and with our audience. Streamers are rock stars, and what
could be a better reward for their fans than to team up with them.
What makes this face-off even more special is that the teams will
participate in coaching sessions by some of the most experienced
gaming coaches in the world," says Maciej Kocemba, Product Director of Opera
One team will be led by Ludwig "Anomaly" Lagerstedt, a
Swedish gamer and streamer known as the biggest non-competitive
star of CS:GO. He and his team will go up against ex
Virtus.pro-player Jarosław "pashaBiceps"
Jarząbkowski and his team.
$10,000 in cash prizes and
coaching from famous CS:GO experts
The process begins with Anomaly and pashaBiceps assembling their
dream teams before training for the ultimate face-off. The
$10,000 prize pool will be divided
between the teams, with the winning team getting $8,000 and the other receiving $2,000. Both teams will also receive gaming gear
"I was immediately fired up when Opera GX approached me about
playing with fans against Anomaly. I'm looking forward to the
face-off and could not be more excited. Game on team Anomaly -
bring your best people and guns!" said Jarosław "pashaBiceps"
"It's really events like this that make me less worried and
sad about big tournaments being cancelled. When Opera GX contacted
me, I knew instantly that this is something I wanted to be part of
and the face-off is really a unique opportunity for me and my
viewers to work together and STOMP pashaBiceps' team," said
Ludwig "Anomaly" Lagerstedt
In addition to playing with their favourite streamers, both
teams will participate in coaching sessions with famous CS:GO
experts. Joona "natu" Leppänen, coach of Ence with 15 years
of pro gaming experience, will coach one team. Juha "aNGeldusT"
Kurppa, retired professional CS:GO player and partner at Ence
with almost 20 years of gaming experience, will be coaching the
For three weeks, the assigned coaches will help their teams with
strategy, gameplay, and teamwork. Most of the coaching content will
be shared online, giving the audience a unique chance to go behind
the scenes and see eSports pros at work, as well as learn a thing
or two themselves.
The application deadline is April 18,
2021, after which the chosen gamers will enter the trial
phase. After the trials, chosen teams start to train for the final
face-off between the teams with pro coaching. This epic final
between the two teams will take place in the beginning of
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About Opera and Opera GX
Opera is a global web
innovator. Opera's browsers, news products and fintech solutions
are the trusted choice of more than 380 million people worldwide.
Opera's PC browser has surpassed 80 M
MAUs. Opera is headquartered in Oslo,
Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA).
In 2019 Opera launched Opera GX, a browser built for gamers
with features that include countless customization options,
sound effects, background music, a gaming-inspired design, as well
as CPU, RAM and Network Bandwidth limiters that make the browser
less resource-hungry and leave more of the computer's resources for
gaming. Opera GX has exceeded 8 million monthly active gamers and
grew over 250% year-over-year in February. Opera GX continues to
receive high ratings (4.84 out of 5.0). It also recently
launched Discord server which quickly became number one in the
Science & Tech community with more than 275K members.
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SOURCE Opera Limited