Controversy at ESL One Cologne Qualifier Following the Most Blatant Example of Crowd Cheating in History - Dexerto

Controversy at ESL One Cologne Qualifier Following the Most Blatant Example of Crowd Cheating in History

Published: 6/Jun/2018 16:49 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason


EPICENTER’s Dimitri has shared an image from the GG.BET Majestic tournament in Moscow, showing a member of the crowd holding up signs and trying to alter the outcome of a match.

The $25,000 tournament is also a qualifier for ESL One Cologne 2018, making it a crucial one for the teams in attendance: AVANGAR, Spirit, ALTERNATE aTTaX, and ENCE.

Unfortunately for the Kazakh team of AVANGAR and the Germans of ALTERNATE aTTaX, their tournament runs have already come to an end following some disappointing results.

However, one major controversy involving ALTERNATE aTTaX has still come to light as EPICENTER’s Dimitri has shared a number of images showing a member of the crowd holding up signs during their match against Spirit.

The hometown favorites, Spirit, defeated ALTERNATE aTTaX 2-0 despite the crowd member repeatedly holding up a sign showing “A” or “B” for the German team to see.

Dimitri, and a German commentator named Zescht, both stated that the tournament admins and officials did nothing to prevent the cheating fan from going about his business. However, Stepan Shulga later refuted these claims, saying that the individual was removed promptly and had no impact on the game.

According to a later Tweet from Zescht, the ALTERNATE aTTaX manager says that the players never saw the member of the crowd who was trying to affect the outcome of the match. 

And, as Zescht points out, that would make sense considering the fact that they lost the game even with the unsolicited outside assistance. There is also no evidence of the individual being in any way associated with the German team.

The GG.BET Grand Final will see Spirit take on the Aleksi ‘allu’ Jalli’s Finnish ENCE roster. Both teams will surely be hoping that the trouble maker is no longer a part of the crowd.


How arT’s aggression is leading FURIA’s CSGO charge to site

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:01

by Marco Rizzo


Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has led FURIA to the top of NA Counter-Strike thanks not only to his calling but also his ultra-aggressive playstyle. 

Dexerto explores the Brazilian’s signature aggression and how it has defined him as the most offensive player in CSGO history. 

His playstyle slowly leaked into his strategies, making FURIA one of the most aggressive teams in the world: allowing them to become the most successful T-side team over the last few months. 

This was clear during ESL Pro League 11 NA, where arT’s aggressive pushes and misdirection on Inferno led the team to a dominant win against the best NA had to offer. All this while delivering some of the most entertaining CS ever. 

The importance of his dual-role as a IGL and Entry-Fragger is not lost, allowing him to quickly adapt his calling after going first into bombsites. 

ArT has led FURIA to become true contenders on the world stage but now the difficult part begins: keeping ahead of the curve and keep the elements of surprise on his side.