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CSGO pro bruttJ’s family sues former team for negligence after his death

Published: 16/Apr/2020 7:10

by Andrew Amos


The family of Matheus ‘bruttJ’ Queiroz is suing his former teams, Team Reapers and Imperial Esports, for negligence after claiming he was forced to play in pain, and the team houses provided to players were not “adequate.”

19-year-old bruttJ passed away in December 2019 due to “health complications” reported by his team Imperial Esports. The player had taken a hiatus off CS:GO 10 days before his passing, which has been linked to a brain infection, as reported by Brazilian news site UOL.


Now, his family is suing his former teams, Team Reapers and Imperial Esports, for negligence, claiming poor living conditions in the team house were the reason for the player’s death.

According to a news report by UOL, bruttJ suffered from “severe headaches, constant vomiting, and loss of vision” after moving into Team Reapers’ house in August 2019.


Other players on bruttJ’s team reported also feeling nauseous, and suspected the cause could have been from the water supply. “Some people had intestinal problems, but we’re not sure if it was because of the water or the food,” said a former player.

The problems continued when he swapped teams to Imperial in November 2019. bruttJ’s mother claimed the players had difficulty resting due to the house’s proximity to a local airport, and there were constant food shortages.

After reporting the issues to management, the players eventually moved out, but bruttJ passed away because of complications just days later. Imperial did offer around $150 USD to support the family’s medical costs, before sending $1,000 after his death.


However, the family believes the negligence of both teams caused bruttJ’s death, and have filed a labor claim against both Imperial and Reapers.

“There is a lot of evidence that reveals the lack of adequate health conditions in the gaming house,” the lawyer representing the family told UOL.

“Above all, there is even more robust evidence that the teams did not provide healthcare to the player and failed to act when events under their responsibility were indicated.”

CBCS players paid tribute to bruttJ on stage after his passing.

Imperial have denied the allegations, stating the conditions of the team house didn’t contribute to the player’s death, as he was only there for 15 days. They also stated they worked with the family to find a solution, but couldn’t get one in time.

Team Reapers have also knocked back the accusations, telling UOL that while bruttJ was living in the team house he showed “no symptoms” of any illness.


There is no set date for the case, at the time of writing.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.