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CS:GO pro under fire after suspicious tournament clip surfaces

Published: 12/Jun/2019 18:40 Updated: 12/Jun/2019 23:21

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A Finnish pro Counter Strike: Global Offensive player has been accused of cheating after their Loot Bet match was livestreamed on Twitch.

CS:GO is still one of the most popular games in esports right now, despite the game releasing almost seven years ago. Pro tournaments are held all the time, with teams desperate to prove that they’re the best players in the world.


Finnish pro player Juho ‘Juhob’ Lampinen is no stranger to such tournaments, playing with several teams over the years, such as Epiphany Bolt and nerdRage. He recently participated in a Loot Bet event, where eagle-eyed viewers spotted something they thought was suspicious.

Twitch: ThunderMediaTVJuhob was accused of cheating during a June 11 match.

Why did people accuse him of cheating?

In the clip, Juhob is seen firing at a wall that has zero sightline of his opponent, before randomly shooting in circles as though he realized he’d messed up by showing a cheat on stream and was trying to throw off the scent.


(Click here to watch the following clip on Streamable.)

“Oh yeah he’s 100% cheating, even did the typical “oh shit I fucked up and shot the guy through the wall so let me start shooting randomly to make it look like I’m checking spots then turn it all the way to just shooting in circles to celebrate,” one Reddit commenter said. “Lmaoo the fucking panic after he realized he fucked up only made it worse,” another user laughed.



The clip even made its way to Twitter, where even more people were confused by his bizarre actions. “It’s more sketch that he starts spinning in circles and shooting to hide the fact that he just gave it up that he’s walling,” tweeted one person. “Yeah, the stuff he started doing after that ‘aimlock’ makes it extremely suspicious tbh,” another said.

It’s hard to say for sure whether he was cheating or simply just acting erratically for some other reason. But it is easy to see why people could have found his behavior a little strange, especially since it seemingly came out of nowhere.

Speaking of cheating…

Popular CS:GO YouTuber ‘Zuhn’ was banned by Valve back in May, after allegedly uploading two videos demonstrating how he uses cheats in the past.


The player protested his innocence though, and tweeted, “Welp. The only thing I can think to say right now is [a] false overwatch ban. It’s obvious I don’t cheat but we’ll see what happens. I don’t know what’s going on.”

Overwatch is a system where fellow players can monitor suspicious behavior on Steam. Zuhn had allegedly been cheating for some time, so it’s hardly a surprise that his actions finally caught up with him.


They say “cheaters never prosper” for a reason, and it’s always a matter of time before people get caught out.


How Tabsen rebuilt German Counter-Strike

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:51

by Alan Bernal


German Counter-Strike was a marvel to see in the days of 1.6, and it’s been a long time since the scene had much acclaim. But Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz has slowly been building up the country’s prominence in the esport alongside the rest of the BIG lineup.

Hailing from pre-Source era LANs, tabseN was there when the Germans were a force to be reckoned with, alongside the neighboring French teams of the time. But that pales in comparison to modern CS:GO, where a German player has yet to even grace a grand finals for a Major.


Looking to right that wrong, tabseN would leave NRG Esports in 2017 to create Berlin International Gaming (BIG). He linked up with Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik and Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic to take Germany back to its CS glory days.

The early road was rocky, to say the least. Roster changes and injuries marred the first couple years.


This made it hard for tabseN and co. to put together any meaningful results, with only minor success or deep bracket runs that would fizzle out before reaching the finals. TabseN didn’t win a single championship in 2019, that was his first dry year since 2012.

Then the online era of 2020 rolled around, where he was now the prominent IGL and the team had added Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische and Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne to the lineup.

Like classic German engineering, he would create a team that could withstand major obstacles and persist pressure. This is the story of how tabseN rebuilt German Counter-Strike.