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Cloud9’s autimatic explains Stewie2K’s role in Team Liquid CS:GO

Published: 4/Jun/2019 12:55 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 13:53

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 CS:GO pro Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta has explained why his former teammate Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip is one of the finest entry-fraggers in the game, and why he is so valuable in Team Liquid’s setup.

Team Liquid became the first team from North America to be ranked number one worldwide on HLTV’s listing, following their dominant win at DreamHack Masters Dallas.

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Although their incredible run of form has been boosted by Astralis‘ absence at many events, there’s no denying their ability, proving to be a well-oiled machine no matter who they play.

ELEAGUEStewie2K and autimatic lift the Boston Major trophy in January 2018.

After winning the 2018 Boston Major and leaving Cloud9, it was a turbulent year for Stewie, but he has fared better in 2019 under Liquid – following a largely disappointing stint with MiBR.

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It was Stewie’s incredible triple kill with the AWP on Inferno that many remember as the most memorable moment from the Boston Major final vs FaZe, which sent the match to overtime before he, autimatic and co. went on to lift the trophy.

During his June 3 stream, autimatic discussed how impactful his former teammate can be for any team, thanks to his ability to adapt his offensive pushes “when he realizes teams are catching on to how he’s doing something, he’ll fix it and tell his teammates how he wants to be supported.”

Autimatic thinks that while other entry-fraggers, even the very best in that role, have around a 50% chance of successfully securing the entry frag(s), Stewie2K’s percentage rises to 60-70%, thanks to this ability to adapt.

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The once fan-favorite duo of autimatic and Stewie2K is no more, but the Cloud9 man says he still has lots of respect for his former teammate, stating “he just knows how to win rounds.”

The pair will be going head-to-head again in July, when they face off in the group stage at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, starting July 12.

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How Tabsen rebuilt German Counter-Strike

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:51

by Alan Bernal

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German Counter-Strike was a marvel to see in the days of 1.6, and it’s been a long time since the scene had much acclaim. But Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz has slowly been building up the country’s prominence in the esport alongside the rest of the BIG lineup.

Hailing from pre-Source era LANs, tabseN was there when the Germans were a force to be reckoned with, alongside the neighboring French teams of the time. But that pales in comparison to modern CS:GO, where a German player has yet to even grace a grand finals for a Major.

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Looking to right that wrong, tabseN would leave NRG Esports in 2017 to create Berlin International Gaming (BIG). He linked up with Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik and Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic to take Germany back to its CS glory days.

The early road was rocky, to say the least. Roster changes and injuries marred the first couple years.

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This made it hard for tabseN and co. to put together any meaningful results, with only minor success or deep bracket runs that would fizzle out before reaching the finals. TabseN didn’t win a single championship in 2019, that was his first dry year since 2012.

Then the online era of 2020 rolled around, where he was now the prominent IGL and the team had added Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische and Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne to the lineup.

Like classic German engineering, he would create a team that could withstand major obstacles and persist pressure. This is the story of how tabseN rebuilt German Counter-Strike.

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