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CSGO pro claims fellow pro players are signed to illegal contracts

Published: 7/Sep/2019 10:11 Updated: 7/Sep/2019 10:40

by Daniel Cleary


Professional CS:GO player, Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow, has claimed that many of his fellow esports competitors may currently be signed to “illegal contracts”.

Despite its rising popularity, esports is still a relatively young industry, and many upcoming players have been seen to be taken advantage of with unscrupulous contracts from organizations in the past.

ANGE1 has claimed that some players are still finding themselves in tough situations when signing to a team, and expressed that he wants to help his fellow players.

ESL / Turtle EntertainmentANGE1 has been one of the core members of the HellRaisers CS:GO roster for years.

The Ukranian star, who is currently captain of the CIS roster on Hellraisers, revealed that he was aware of numerous players who had been bound to “absurd contracts” in esports.

ANGE1 also suggested that players from the CIS region have it particularly bad compared to other esports pros, and revealed that when he finishes his career as a professional player, he will look to help as many others as he can.

“You can’t even imagine how many players have absolutely illegal or absurd contracts in esports, not to mention what is happening in the CIS. I swear the day I finish playing I will try to help all these people.”

ANGE1’s claims come only days after the CSGO star’s entire roster was benched by HellRaisers after their elimination from the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, which saw them place in Top 20 overall.

This is not the first claim that an esports star has made about unfair contracts, with one of the more recent examples in Tfue’s lawsuit regarding his original contract with popular organization FaZe Clan.

Although it was unclear what aspect of esports contracts that ANGE1 saw as being “absurd”, many suspect that after being benched from HellRaisers it is possible that the Ukranian has problems with his or his teammates’ current buyout situation.


YNk steps down as FaZe Clan CSGO coach following NiKo’s exit

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:19

by Alan Bernal


Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović has stepped down as the head coach of FaZe Clan’s CSGO team following the transfer of Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač to G2 Esports.

YNk cited issues within the team and wanted to step aside as FaZe will be looking to build up their lineup again, which still features highly-talented players even with the exit of their Bosnian star.

“For a while now the team has been struggling with some recurring issues in and out of the game which I’ve done my best to try and amend but unfortunately without much success,” YNk said. “I feel that the best way to move forward is for the team and myself to part ways and, with NiKo going to G2, give the players and the organization the opportunity to get a new coach and IGL who can work on taking the team forward.”

The former MiBR and FaZe coach also indicated that he’s going to break from coaching CSGO for the rest of 2020, and left the next year open-ended.

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YNk has stepped down from FaZe after joining in early 2019.

A player and broadcaster before his coaching career, YNk leaves the org in the same month his team beat OG Esports 3-0 in the EU Intel Extreme Masters New York Online grand finals. Last week, they placed 9th at the DreamHack Open Fall 2020.

YNk has been with the team since the beginning of 2019. While they managed to put good results together at various BLAST events and some online tourneys in 2020, FaZe struggled to put up consistent performances against top teams.

YNk is stepping aside in a pivotal moment for FaZe Clan’s roster. Longtime face of the org’s CSGO team, Niko, has moved on from FaZe, and the coach will stand down to let them make something out of the stars still on roster like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard, Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, and rising talent Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants.

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YNk and NiKo both parted ways with FaZe Clan.

As more CSGO events and competitors continue to either migrate or revolve around EU, YNk could still have prospects in the competitive or broadcasting sides of the scene.

Once a team with superstar players in every role, FaZe is now on the market to fill up their roster to standard capacity, as the latest shakeups leave them without a fifth member and a head coach to take the reigns.