The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers have responded to Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior’s flashbang celebration at the 2018 Football World Cup.
The Brazilian striker became the world’s most expensive football player in August of 2017 when he was transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for an incredible $263 million.
The 26 year old is widely regarded as one of the best players on the planet and helped Brazil to reach the quarter-final stage of the 2018 World Cup on July 2nd with a goal and assist against Mexico in the round of 16.
The star player has received some criticism so far in the tournament for his theatrical reactions when being tackled or fouled, but the PSG man believes that he is being singled out by opponents that are trying to put him off his game.
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If his acting skills after a tackle are questionable, his flashbang dance skills are significantly more impressive. As a fan and player of CS:GO, the Brazilian has often incorporated Counter-Strike into his goal celebrations and this has not changed on football's biggest stage at the World Cup.
One Neymar celebration saw him imitating the flashbang animation with his teammates and he even got a response from the game’s developers, who reminded him to “call out your flashes”.
— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) July 2, 2018
While winning the World Cup would be fun, we personally think that Neymar will be more excited about getting a rare response from the CS:GO twitter!
Neymar and Brazil will take on a scary Belgian side on Friday, June 6th, for a spot in the World Cup semi-finals.