CS:GO: GeT_RiGhT reveals future plans after NiP's strong start at ESL One Cologne - Dexerto
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CS:GO: GeT_RiGhT reveals future plans after NiP’s strong start at ESL One Cologne

Published: 4/Jul/2019 9:41 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 10:15

by Joe O'Brien

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CS:GO legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund gave an update on his future intentions after NiP’s strong start at ESL One Cologne.

There has been some uncertainty about GeT_RiGhT’s future after Ninjas in Pyjamas announced that they would be looking for a long-term replacement for him after the StarLadder Berlin Major.

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Having spent nearly seven years competing for NiP, GeT_RiGhT’s departure from the team will mark the end of an era. He is one of the organization’s most iconic players, and alongside Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg also one of the only remaining members of the legendary line-up that dominated the first years of CS:GO.

Adela Sznajder/ESLGeT_RiGhT is considered one of the greatest Counter-Strike players of all time.

Considering how veteran a player GeT_RiGhT is, many fans speculated that being cut from the team he’s spent the entirety of CS:GO’s lifespan playing for might mean the end of his career as a player. It seems, however, that GeT_RiGht isn’t done yet.

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In an interview at ESL One Cologne, where NiP is currently competing, GeT_RiGhT stated that while his future with NiP remains uncertain, the one thing he’s sure of is that he’s not ready to retire.

“It’s kind of very emotional for me to even talk about it because I don’t know what my future is in the team. I know that I’m helping out until after the Major when they’re going to decide what’s going to happen with me, and I’m open to stepping down if that’s the possibility.

I feel personally I don’t want to give up on playing, I feel like I’m not even done as a player. I want to show everyone once again that I want to keep playing. We’ll have to see what happens, I haven’t made any decisions, the only thing is I’m not retiring at least.”

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The statement comes after a strong showing for Ninjas in Pyjamas in the opening rounds of ESL One Cologne. They won their first match against Vitality, who are entering off of a big victory at the ECS Season 7 Finals, and then cruised past Heroic with a 2-0 win to guarantee a playoff spot. They’re now due to face Astralis to determine whether they advance to the semi-finals or quarter-finals.

Regardless of the outcome for NiP at ESL One Cologne, fans will still get at least one more chance to see GeT_RiGhT compete for the Ninjas at the StarLadder Berlin Major, taking place August 23 to September 8.

Exactly how long after that it will take for NiP to find a suitable replacement for GeT_RiGhT, however, remains to be seen.

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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