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CS:GO community reacts to legendary IGL gob b’s retirement

Published: 2/Aug/2019 15:41 Updated: 2/Aug/2019 16:10

by Kamil Malinowski

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Legendary Counter-Strike in-game leader Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik announced his retirement on August 2 and the community has had a lot to say about it. 

Gob b has been a prominent figure in the game’s competitive community since starting his career in 2006 in Counter-Strike 1.6, before moving onto Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2012. He has been a part of many top teams, including Mousesports, NRG eSports, and BIG, all of which he managed to lead to multiple trophies.

He will now be moving onto a management role at BIG, and will likely transition into a coaching position in the future. As he has mentioned in the past, that is what he wishes to do after retiring. 

ESLGob b lead BIG to a ESL Meisterschaft trophy in 2017.

“This is not the end and I will of course continue to be with BIG. I just felt it was time for me to take on a new role” said Fatih, confirming that it was his decision to step down as a player and that he will stay on with the esports organization. 

The community showed a lot of respect for the established figure, with many pro players replying to the announcement with kind and heart-warming messages.

Counter-Strike veteran, Nathan ‘NBK’ Schmitt was one of the first to comment, tweeting: “What a legendary career @gobelante you’ve helped so many people grow and you’re an example of dedication and passion to the game.”

Other players chimed in not long after. Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub tweeted: “You’ll be missed @gobelante beyond being a great and clever player you have an amazing personality. I had a lot of fun around you and your team. Beautiful career.”

Meanwhile, Gabriel ‘FalleN” Toledo had a lot of respect for a rival IGL. “Gob B the mastermind! Congrats on everything you did, a lot of respect for your work. You are one of the best IGLs I ever fought,” said the Brazilian.

Clearly, other players think highly of the Turkish legend and will miss him going forward. It’s easy to understand why as well. Some of them have been competing against him for over 10 years and have undoubtedly formed a bond.

With gob b retiring, BIG looked to be down to four players, but the team announced some roster changes shortly after their initial announcement.

Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield and Johannes ‘nex’ Maget are returning to the squad, with Denis ‘denis’ Howell being moved to the bench. 

The new team will be jumping into action almost immediately, as they will be playing in the GG.BET New York Invitational on August 3-7.

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How Stanislaw became NA CSGO’s greatest leader

Published: 28/Nov/2020 20:36 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 20:37

by Alan Bernal

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Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz has been one of CSGO’s most impressive in-game leaders for years, leading teams to extremely impressive highs and, at times, disappointing lows. His persistence through myriad successes and failures has earned him the title of the region’s best IGL.

An all-around in-game leader is hard to come by. While Europe has its fair share of talent like Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen or Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, NA has historically been lacking in that department.

A 20-year-old Stanislaw burst on the scene in 2014 with fantastic aim and cheeky tactics. Through tumultuous roster relocations, he eventually landed on Conquest where consistent results were stacking up.

It wasn’t until the Greenwall had picked him up alongside Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, Damian ‘daps’ Steele, Shahzeeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan, and Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic, where CSGO crowds started to learn his name.

Through all the odds, this team would eventually qualify for the ESL Cologne Major. But after fizzling out in the group stage, there were a few roster changes in the OpTic lineup that saw stanislaw ousted from the team, just to eventually return a while later.

But this is the part in stan’s journey where he notably led the way to victories with his rifle as well as his tactical prowess on teams like Evil Geniuses. With the tactical side of CSGO taken care of, he resorted to focusing on himself to avoid being a detriment to the team.

Usually, IGLs aren’t expected to collect a lot of frags, but the NA leader defied convention throughout his career to be a potent threat on all parts of the map.