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Astralis star Magisk surprises himself with insane CSGO play

Published: 17/Oct/2019 10:22 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 10:45

by Jacob Hale

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Magisk is part of a generation of young Danes that have taken over the Counter-Strike scene under the Astralis banner. Expectations of him are high, but he managed to surprise even himself with an insane play against Fnatic.

Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif joined Astralis in February 2018 after a brief stint with OpTic Gaming and has since won and achieved more than many esports veterans could dream of, including three consecutive Majors and over $1 million in prize winnings.

You would think there isn’t much that could shock Magisk – he knows how good he is, and he’s provided some outstanding moments in the last couple of years, but managed to surprise even himself with a play in the ESL Pro League.

ESLAstralis have won the last three Majors in a row, bringing their total up to four.

Coming up against Fnatic on October 16, tied 9-9 in the second map, Magisk hit a quick 3K with the Desert Eagle pistol. He took down Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson, Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell and Maikil ‘Golden’ Kunda Selim, including a wallbang headshot on KRIMZ.

What was best about the clip, though, was Magisk’s reaction afterward: clearly overjoyed and in disbelief at what he had done, laughing jovially and winking to the camera after fist-bumping his teammates.

It’s rare you see a player beaming like that outside of winning a tournament, but it’s fair to say the play deserves it – not many people could hit a clip like that, especially not with just a Desert Eagle against a top-tier professional team.

The two Scandinavian teams are amongst some of the most popular in Europe, with a rich combination of history and glory between them, but right now Astralis definitely edges out the Swedish team when it comes to winning.

Next up for Astralis is BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019, where they will face off against FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere and Ninjas in Pyjamas, as well as North American teams Cloud9 and Team Liquid. 

They currently sit in second place in the BLAST Pro Series standings on 22 points, behind only Team Liquid who has 26. That could change with a win in Copenhagen, but both teams have already confirmed their spots at the finals in Bahrain.

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CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

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Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.