CS:GO Legend fnx Smashes PC in Excitement During ESL Belo Horizonte Qualifier With kNgV-, felps, and co. - Dexerto
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CS:GO Legend fnx Smashes PC in Excitement During ESL Belo Horizonte Qualifier With kNgV-, felps, and co.

Published: 10/May/2018 11:12 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:51

by Ross Deason

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Brazilian CS:GO legend Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau got so excited during the ESL Belo Horizonte qualifiers that he quite literally smashed his PC in the process.

It has been a rather long time since fnx has played at a premier level Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. In fact, he hasn’t played at any sort of LAN event in over a year.

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After being benched by Immortals in May of 2017 the two time CS:GO Major Champion spent a period of time inactive before joining the 100 Thieves roster that never even played an official match was was released in January of 2018.

He then moved on to Não Tem Como (a team that has been heavily linked with a move to SK Gaming in the near future) and has been bootcamping ever since along with the likes of former SK star João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos and the infamous Vito ‘kNgV-’ Giuseppe.

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With one of the biggest Brazilian esports events in history, ESL Belo Horizonte, due to take place in June, fnx and company have had one goal in recent weeks: qualifying to play in front of a home crowd at the $200,000 tournament.

May 9th saw them realize that dream in a nail-biting match against FURIA in the Grand Final of the Closed Qualifier for South America. The achievement clearly meant a lot to the team but disaster very nearly struck when fnx quite literally put his foot through his PC at match point!

The shots of the Brazilian team jumping around in celebration bring back memories of when fnx, Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo, Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga and co. first started finding success after risking everything to move to North America and pursue their dream.

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ESL Belo Horizonte will also feature FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, mousesports, SK Gaming, Space Soldiers, BIG, and Torqued.

The only issue facing the NTC players lies in the rumors about them already being signed to SK Gaming. ESL’s rules would prevent the current SK and future SK lineups both competing at the same tournament so the German organization will have some serious thinking to do before the event begins on June 13th.

The most obvious move would be to release the current players from their contracts a month early as they are already rumored to be signed to Immortals anyway.

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

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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