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CompLexity CS:GO coach responds to cheating accusations vs MiBR at ECS S7

Published: 8/Jun/2019 12:14 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 10:29

by Calum Patterson


CompLexity Gaming’s CS:GO coach Matt ‘Warden’ Dickens has apologized, after admitting to breaking rules by pointing out an enemy during his team’s match against MiBR at the ECS S7 finals.

CompLexity upset MiBR 2-1 in their group B elimination match, in a closely contested third map on Mirage, which coL took narrowly, 16-14.

However, a moment of controversy struck in the first half, as in the 12th round, CompLexity coach Warden appeared to directly point out an opposing player, felps, on Rickeh’s screen.

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The moment was highlighted by popular CS:GO community member DonHaci on Twitter, who explained that Warden “points [felps] out with his finger to him”, asking “is that even allowed?”

The controversial moment can be seen below, where Warden (bottom left), can clearly be seen leaning over and pointing directly on Rickeh’s monitor.

MiBR’s coach, Wilton ‘zews’ Prado was first to respond, calling out Warden on his actions, writing “not cool”, while also laying blame with the match ref’s, who should’ve have caught the incident.

At this time, Warden was coaching the team in their match against Vitality, which they lost 2-0, but at the match’s conclusion, he responded to the growing controversy over his actions in the MiBR match.

Fully admitting to his mistake, the coL coach explained that it was a “reactionary” behavior, and said that he had already apologized to zews and the MiBR squad for his error.

He went on to clarify that in the heat of the match, he wasn’t even aware of what he had done until mid-way through the match with Vitality, when the Head of the ECS warned him of the violation.

Are refs to blame?

While Warden’s actions were clearly unsportsmanlike and against the rules, many have laid blame with the refs, or ‘admins’, who are responsible for ensuring such incidents don’t occur.

With coaches so passionately involved with the match itself, it’s understandable, forgivable even, that they might make such errors in the heat of the moment. 

Fellow coach Chet ‘ImAPet’ Singh and North player Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn Vangså even highlighted that refs would spend time on their phones, rather than actually paying attention to the match, players and coaches for which they are responsible.

ECS did not address the incident publicly, but given that CompLexity have now been eliminated from the ECS Season 7 finals, it’s unlikely any punishment will be exacted for Warden’s actions in the MiBR match.


MIBR confirm LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky signings for CSGO rebuild

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:50 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 2:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


MIBR has confirmed three signings ahead of their 2021 CS:GO rebuild, bringing on former member LUCAS1 permanently, as well as vsm and leo_drunky on loan.

MIBR’s CSGO team has gone through a bit of a rollercoaster ride lately. Last month, they dropped two star players, TACO and fer, and coach dead after a major coaching scandal. Then, FALLEN left due to his dissatisfaction with their decision.

Losing the old SK core has forced the organization to rebuild the team from scratch. However, they’ve locked in some of South America’s brightest talent to do so.

MIBR has added Leonardo ‘leo_drunky’ Oliveira, Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, and Vinicius ‘vsm’ Moreira to their roster. The October 23 announcement confirmed LUCAS1 would be a permanent addition, while vsm and leo_drunky would play on loan from their respective teams.

It comes after a multitude of rumors about where MIBR’s squad would land after the SK core departed.

LUCAS1 played for MIBR in 2019, where he spent six months in the squad before moving on to Imperial e-Sports. He spent almost a year with Imperial, before suddenly leaving the squad just a few weeks ago.

His experience, not only in CS:GO but with MIBR, will help the Brazilian legends get back on their feet.

vsm and Leo_drunky provide beacons of hope for the region’s future too. However, vsm’s VAC ban could hinder them when it comes around to major events.

MIBR Leo_drunky
Leo_drunky is only 20 years old and could be a valuable member of the team for years to come.

The two youngsters join MIBR on loan from Sharks Esports (leo_drunky) and Detona (vsm). However, if things go well, it’s likely they’ll be signed on permanently.

MIBR has also secured the services of CS 1.6 veteran Raphael ‘cogu’ Camargo. After a year since his last major gig, he is returning to the team that started it all. He played on MIBR’s 1.6 roster from 2004 to 2009.

MIBR is expected to compete in the BLAST Premier Fall Season, as well as Flashpoint Season 2.

This piece was originally published as: “MIBR reportedly set to secure LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky for CSGO rebuild”