CS:GO: Fifflaren slams NiP CEO and HeatoN as “liars, cheaters, and crooks”

Published: 17/Aug/2019 11:02 Updated: 17/Aug/2019 11:46

by Kamil Malinowski


Ex-Ninjas in Pyjamas player Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson has hit out at former NiP player Emil ‘HeatoN’ Christensen in a series of tweets, claiming he is a “liar, cheater and crook”, alongside CEO Hicham Chahine.

Fifflaren is a former Counter-Strike pro that played under NiP for most of his career, but on July 24, the Swede accused NiP of player mistreatment, including missing prize money, unfair contract clauses, and more.

On August 17, the Fifflarne returned with more accusations, this time targeted at HeatoN, a Counter-Strike veteran and once manager at the organization.

YouTube: FifflarenFifflaren played a key part in Ninjas in Pyjamas early CS:GO days.

“We thought you were different… @Real_HeatoN, but you and @ChahnineHicham are just the same. Liars, cheaters and crooks,” said Robin at the start of a long series of tweets, where he accused Emil of lying and mistreating the organisation’s finances.

He claimed that HeatoN used the player’s prize money to pay for his lawyer, as well as hire his girlfriend, paying her “20,000 kr a month when the players were scrambling, earning 10,500 kr to 14,500 kr a month (Swedish Krona).”

The Swede went on to accuse Emil of “lying in court” about having access to bank accounts, as well as transferring the organization’s money into new accounts.

Finally, Robin added some proof to back up his statements, attaching two photos of emails that show HeatoN attempting to get out of paying taxes and considering withholding the players’ sticker money.

“It’s important that we hold back the sticker money and make that part of the new contracts” wrote Emil. Meanwhile, the other email calls the players “cocky” for trying to negotiate new contracts.

Neither NiP nor HeatoN have responded to Fifflarens latest accusations.


How to watch IEM Global Challenge 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 3/Dec/2020 1:52

by Andrew Amos


CS:GO is back on LAN, baby. The IEM Global Challenge 2020 marks the long-awaited return to offline events, and we’ve got all you need to know about the huge eight-team tournament right here.

CS:GO hasn’t had a big LAN since the IEM Katowice Major back in February 2020. The Rio Major was postponed again and again, before inevitably being cancelled due to the current global situation.

However, after months of waiting, a safe LAN is now on the menu, and it feels like Counter-Strike is back. The IEM Global Challenge features eight of the best teams from NA and Europe, duking it out over a huge $500,000 prize pool.

If you were doubting the results of the online era, and want to define a true champion of CS:GO in 2020 on LAN, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

IEM Global Challenge 2020 stream

The IEM Global Challenge 2020 will be streamed live on the ESL CS:GO Twitch channel. We’ve embedded the stream below for your convenience.

IEM Global Challenge 2020 teams

Eight teams from across the globe have descended on Europe for the IEM Global Challenge 2020. While there won’t be any crowds, the promise of LAN action is tantalizing enough for most fans watching along at home.

The usual suspects have climbed their way to the top, including world number one Vitality, 2020 breakout stars Heroic, and four-time Major winners Astralis.

That doesn’t mean there’s not new talent to keep your eyes out for. FURIA has had a stellar 2020 over in North America, and will be looking to prove that Brazilians have a team to rally behind come 2021. Chaos will also be looking to go out with a bang, after the organization announced they will be pulling out of CS:GO after the event.

Group A Group B
Team Vitality Heroic
Complexity FURIA
Astralis Natus Vincere
Chaos Team Liquid

IEM Global Challenge 2020 schedule & results

Tuesday, December 15

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Match Chaos vs Vitality 3am 6am 11am
Group A Opening Match Astralis vs Complexity 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Group B Opening Match Na’Vi vs FURIA 10am 1pm 6pm

Wednesday, December 16

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Match Liquid vs Heroic 3am 6am 11am
Group A Elimination Match TBD vs TBD 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Group A Winners’ Match TBD vs TBD 10am 1pm 6pm

Thursday, December 17

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group B Elimination Match TBD vs TBD 7am 10am 3pm
Group B Winners’ Match TBD vs TBD 10:30am 1:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, December 18

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group A Decider Match TBD vs TBD 7am 10am 3pm
Group B Decider Match TBD vs TBD 10:30am 1:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, December 19

Match Game PT ET GMT
Semifinal 1 TBD vs TBD 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Semifinal 2 TBD vs TBD 10am 1pm 6pm

Sunday, December 20

Match Game PT ET GMT
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 8am 11am 4pm

IEM Global Challenge 2020 final placements

Placement Team Prize Money (USD) BLAST Points
1 TBD $200,000 3000
2 TBD $100,000 1500
3-4 TBD $50,000 938
3-4 TBD $50,000 938
5-6 TBD $30,000 375
5-6 TBD $30,000 375
7-8 TBD $20,000 188
7-8 TBD $20,000 188