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BIG Clan CS:GO pro Keev shows crazy weight loss transformation

Published: 28/Jan/2019 16:33 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 17:03

by David Purcell


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player Kevin ‘keev’ Bartholomäus has revealed his astonishing weight loss transformation and he looks to be in incredible shape. 

The German, who is currently a backup player for Berlin International Gaming (BIG), has posted a photo of himself to Instagram and he looks like a new man.

“Nothing happens until something moves” he posted, before thanking his coach Nikita Udovichenko for helping him along the way. 

The pro CS:GO player has been working towards the goal of changing his physique for over a year, according to his post. 

As you can see in the ‘before and after’ photo below, his hard work has clearly made a massive difference and he seems to be delighted with his achievement. 

HLTV / keevcs, InstagramBefore and after photos of Keev, following his incredible weight loss transformation.

A number of people have been reacting to the professional gamer’s transformation since he shared his Instagram post to Twitter, with Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip, Chris ‘ChrisJ’ De Jong, BIG Clan’s very own Tizian Feldbusch and others reaching out to congratulate keev. 

Keev has been benched since February 2018, with BIG going from strength to strength on the international stage in that time – including a stellar showing at the FACEIT London Major among other events. 

Players have to show incredible amount of determination to make it as a pro player, especially in such a competitive scene as CS:GO’s, but it’s clear that keev has put that same effort into his quest to change his physique and the results are there for all to see.  


Fake s1mple & Shroud scam streams take over CSGO on Twitch again

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:15 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 19:35

by Connor Bennett


Troll streams have been taking over the CS:GO category on Twitch yet again, using Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s names to promote scam giveaways. 

Typically, the only times you’ll find Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dominating the Twitch viewership charts is when there’s a major tournament on the go, a former pro like Shroud makes a surprise return, or a celebrity like Neymar shows off their skills.

However, there are times when the game gets some incredible viewing numbers when trolls decide to take over the section and capitalize on its popularity. 

These trolls claim to be someone like Shroud, s1mple, or NiKo while running fake giveaways that put the Steam accounts of CS:GO fans in danger of being hacked. 

Shroud on Twitch
Twitch: Shroud
Despite being a former CS:GO pro, Shroud is still used in these scams.

These fake streams pop up every few months, and have been called out by pros like s1mple in the past, however, neither the pros or Twitch have been able to completely stamp them out yet.

On October 25, with the ESL One New York CIS tournament attracting thousands of viewers, these trolls struck once again by using old VODs from both s1mple and Shroud, once again claiming that fans can win prizes by getting involved.

In fact, at one point, the two channels were in the top three watch channels of the day – amassing 22,000 and 17,500 viewers respectively – and sitting just behind the main Russian stream for ESL One New York CIS. 

Screenshot of Twitch showing the CSGO category with fake streams
Screenshot via Twitch
The fake channels have the names of CSGO pros, but have unusual graphics attached.

The two channels that cropped up intially, s1mple6282 and ShroudWRBE, have since been deleted, but other channels named s1mple1021 and ShroudRXND have taken their place.

At the time of writing, both channels have been running the same fake giveaways and graphics, as well as the same past VODs from both s1mple and Shroud, so it might hard to tell the difference to some viewers, but they’re not the real thing.