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CS:GO: Karrigan makes up for Deagle fail with genius 1v2 clutch

Published: 19/May/2019 14:28 Updated: 19/May/2019 18:17

by Connor Bennett


Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen completely made up for his ‘embarrassing’ Desert Eagle miss by pulling out an incredibly clever 1v2 clutch.

Karrigan was left red in the face on May 18, when he failed to secure a seemingly easy kill against Valiance due to the game’s jumping accuracy reset. The clip, which showed how the Danish in-game leader completely whiffed, immediately went viral in the wake of Mousesports’ 16-6 defeat at DreamHack Open Tours.

Yet, there was salvation for the former FaZe Clan star as he made up for his error later in the day – completely bamboozling Bulgarian upstarts Windingo by using all of his CS:GO knowledge to pull off a devastating 1v2 clutch.

The former FaZe star joined Mouz back in March – guiding a line-up of young talent.

Karrigan gains redemption

Left in a dire 1v2 situation, with his health on the ropes, Karrigan opted against the easy plant at the B bombsite and rotated up all the way through heaven and stairs, bringing him out to the A site.

Despite being faced with two players, the Mousesports IGL had wasted enough time in the round that he had forced one player to rotate to the other site – giving him an easy one on one. With Windigo not expecting him to strike from behind, the Dane was able to sneak up behind one foe and stab them in the back, securing the extra money from the knife kill and a valuable weapon.

He waited out the second player, who didn’t have a defuse kit and was unable to try a sneaky defuse, by letting them pass before taking aim for a headshot. Karrigan didn’t miss and secured the twelfth round for his squad.  

Mousesports eventually pulled out the 2-0 series win, handing them a semi-finals berth against AVANGAR.

While Karrigan didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard against the Eastern European squad, he put his teammates in the right positions as they were, again, able to sweep the series with a comfortable 2-0 victory – putting them into the grand finals.

As expected, the newly-formed European squad – and Karrigan in particular – will get their shot at revenge against Valiance as they compete for the $50,000 grand prize. Some fans may expect that the Dane will be hoping to turn his whiff into a kill next time around but he’s probably a bit more focused on securing his first title back under the Mousesports banner.


ForZe under fire for signing CSGO coach implicated in cheating scandal

Published: 24/Oct/2020 21:30

by Alan Bernal


Russian esports org forZe are facing backlash for signing former Hard Legion coach Aleksandr ‘zoneR⁠’ Bogatiryev, who was banned by ESL for abusing a coaching bug that was found to compromise competitive CS:GO matches.

After the initial wave of backlash, forZe clarified that zoneR was brought on for a “testing coach period” to the ‘forZe School,’ a project that teaches and develops emerging CSGO talent. They do not recognize the forZe School as an academy team and said its not affiliated with the main roster.

“Zoner has made a big shameful mistake but we’ve decided to give him a second chance as he’s still a well-experienced coach,” forZe wrote in a statement. His work with the school will be conducted under supervision with the team’s management.

Despite org CEO Sergey ‘MegioN’ Ignatko’s optimism for the signing, debacles within the CSGO competitive landscape in the last year created a perfect storm for doubt on the deal.

“Not the smartest brand development choice, forZe have a lot of lovable characters and their storyline is exciting,” esports host and commentator Alex ‘MACHINE’ Richardson said. “Would be a shame to see an ill-thought out decision damage their reputation or fan base.”

Moreover, people are concerned that the org would position young, impressionable players to work with a person who was found cheating.

“This has to be a joke, right?” FaZe Clan coach Janko ‘YNk’ Paunovic said. “The most blatant cheater in coaching is supposed to set an example for young players? My mind is blown, absolutely disgraceful from forZe.”

On September 1, Hard Legion announced they were parting ways with zoneR, who went by the in-game name ‘MechanoGun’ at the time, following ESL’s decision to ban him as well as two other coaches after an investigation found them guilty of using a coach’s spectating bug.

ESIC csgo coach bug ban
ZoneR, listed here as ‘MechanoGun,’ was given a 36-month ban after ESIC found 16 cases of using the coaching bug.

It was initially decided that zoneR would be banned for 24 months from playing or coaching in ESL or DreamHack events. ESL later upgraded his ban to 36 months after the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) concluded their investigation of the bug’s abuse.

Of the 37 CSGO coaches found cheating, zoneR’s three-year ban was the longest penalty issued by far. He was found of using the bug in 16 cases, and had “Tier 1 Aggravated” sanctions levied against him.

This comes at a sensitive time for the CSGO community, who have been anxiously awaiting any further reaction from Valve on the coaching scandal. Some are worried the publisher might create bigger consequences or tweak team structures to prevent it from happening again in the future.

“If Valve removes coaching it’ll be because of some BULL**** like this,” CSGO commentator and BOXR CEO, Mohan ‘launders’ Govindasamy, said.

A similar concern sprouted when CSGO teams whose coaches were implicated in ESIC’s findings were simply demoted from the position to an analyst role; thereby using a loophole to keep working with the team.

ForZe will monitor their partnership with zoneR for the time being, but said they could part ways with him after the testing phase for his position has concluded.