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Car crashes into CSGO player’s house during Twitch stream

Published: 28/Jan/2020 13:43 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 13:54

by Calum Patterson

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A CS:GO player was given a major shock as a passing car crashed directly into their building, causing significant damage, as his teammate was streaming the match on Twitch.

While playing a competitive match on Overpass, one of the player’s suddenly stopped playing and could be heard screaming loudly, but from a distance.

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As his teammates were left confused at the sudden disturbance, they paused the match to wait on his return. However, the player, known as Stattik in-game, returned on briefly to explain that a driver had crashed into his front door.

One of the players, Birdehbox, was streaming on Twitch at the time, and caught all of the incident on his channel. At first, he and his squad were left confused as to why their teammate had dipped from the game at a crucial time, but it soon became clear.

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“Was that [Stattik] screaming?” one of the players asked. Another responded, “Yeh, I’m pretty sure – I’ve never heard him shout like that, ever, did his mouse just break or something?”

Rather than his mouse, it was actually his house. “I’m going to have to leave, somebody just hit my house with a car and broke my door down,” he told his teammates upon returning to the mic. “No joke, I’ll send you guys pictures later, like, f**k!”

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After being shared to Reddit, an image of the aftermath was also posted. The crash appears to have been at fairly high speed, judging by the extensive damage to the front of the building.

Broken wall of house with bricks on the ground after a car hit CSGO streamer's house
Reddit / Drstattik1
The player later shared this image of the damage done.

According to Stattik, the driver claimed that their “brakes didn’t work”, causing them to veer into the building, but also said that he “doubts” that was true.

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He wasn’t able to get any more details from the driver, as “he was put in the back of a cop car immediately because there was a cop patrolling the area and witnessed it happen.”

The driver apparently had no ID, and the car also did not belong to them, according to Stattik. He also shared a photo of the car itself after the crash, with the police visible in the background.

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Car with damage to front and police at the scene
Reddit / Drstattik1
The car was also badly damaged, but the police were on the scene quickly.

Thankfully, no one is believed to have been hurt in the incident, and the driver said they would pay for the damages caused.

As for the CS:GO match, the opponents were kind enough to wait for a substitute, and Stattik’s teammates went on to win the game. Somewhat ironically, their team name was ‘Door Stuckers’, referencing the classic ‘door stuck’ Counter-Strike clip.

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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