Former Cloud9 star Freakazoid teases return to professional CSGO - Dexerto

Former Cloud9 star Freakazoid teases return to professional CSGO

Published: 4/Sep/2019 4:56 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 6:10

by Isaac McIntyre


Former Counter-Strike fans with a potential return to the professional scene, more than three months after his last tournament appearance.

Freakazoid first arrived in the Counter-Strike: Source scene in 2010, before bouncing around organizations until the introduction of Global Offensive. It was there that the CSGO veteran really exploded, as part of the Cloud9 squad during 2015-16 that took the world by storm.


The now 26-year-old played alongside other North American superstars like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert, with the C9 roster becoming the first US-based team to win a major championship. 

Freakazoid last played for Ghost Gaming in mid-2019.

Freakazoid last played professional CSGO for Ghost Gaming in June, 2019, after bouncing between teams like Echo Fox, Swole Patrol, and Muffin Lightning. Since his last organization disbanded, Abadir has been pursuing streaming full-time.


Now, it appears the Cloud9 veteran’s time in the wilderness is over, after he tweeted out a cryptic message to his fans on Twitter – “I’m coming back”.

Of course, his fans went wild on social media. Some even suggested Freakazoid could be involved in 100 Thieves founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot‘ Hagg’s new Counter-Strike plans.

Others likened it to NBA superstar Michael Jordan’s official press release when confirming he was returning to the game, which simply stated: “I’m back.” Many expressed their interest in seeing Freakazoid reconnect with the former C9 roster from early 2016.

Those requests may not be too far off the mark either. While there’s no guarantee CSGO fans will be seeing players like shroud or Sean ‘[email protected]’ Gares back on the big stage, n0thing did recently tease a reunion plan for the iconic squad during his stream.

“Okay so we have a WhatsApp group with me, Skadoodle, shroud, Sean, and freakazoid in it and we’re waiting for another online event to happen. We’re gonna play in it if our schedule permits,” revealed Freakazoid’s former teammate.

Fans have expressed interest in seeing the original Cloud9 roster back in professional CSGO.

Regardless of whether Freakazoid links up with his old Cloud9 teammates or a new-look roster, the future is bright for the NA star if he truly is returning to the pro scene.

Players like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist, and Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen are all free agents at the moment, and if an organization wants to take a chance on bringing them all together, we could see the birth of a new major-focused team soon enough.


How GeT_RiGHT became CSGO’s first God

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:58 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund became the first god of the game by dazzling a generation of players, propelling the game’s meta by years, and leaving a historic mark not to be outdone anytime soon.

Since 2010, before CS:GO ever hit the market, GeT_RiGhT was already terrorizing teams in 1.6 with fellow Swede Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. Since their early 20s, the duo would rampage through events during their stints at Fnatic and SK Gaming.


If his career would have stopped in the 1.6 servers, his name would have still carried weight through the esports annals -but then, Global Offensive came out in 2012, where he would ascend to even greater heights of notoriety.

From the start, GeT_RiGhT would prove to be an instrumental force to reshape the Counter-Strike meta, specializing in dangerous lurks that would tilt opponents or catch them off guard.


It was risky, but so was his modus operandi. When early CS:GO pros would perfect their taps for long-range kills, he would hold Mouse1 to mow down entire teams with pinpoint recoil mastery.

He would soon be known for his multi-kills from a distance, without the need for consecutive fires, instead electing for choice bullet accuracy to push his team forward.

The #1 player in the world in 2013 and 2014, GeT_RiGhT, and the rest of the reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas that included Adam ‘Friberg,’ Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, Forest, and Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström would create an astounding 87-0 map win run.


GeT_RiGhT would go on to have an illustrious career filled with trophies, titles, and glory, becoming the first god of CS:GO along the way.