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CSGO pro fox suspended for sexist comments about ex-teammates girlfriend

Published: 29/Jan/2020 13:27 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 18:09

by Calum Patterson

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Former G2 and FaZe Clan CS:GO pro, Ricardo ‘fox’ Pacheco, has been suspended by the Vodafone Giants, following comments he made about a former teammate’s girlfriend in a post-match interview.

The 33-year-old was speaking in an interview after a win in the LPCS, when he said that if former teammate, João “KILLDREAM” Ferreira’s girlfriend was his girlfriend, he would have hit her because of her behavior.

On January 28, Vodafone Giants confirmed that they would be suspending fox for a month without pay, prohibited from playing in any competition.

SK Gaming CSGO team standing in grey jerseys with arms crossed
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Fox (right) played as a stand-in for SK Gaming in early 2017.

 

KILLDREAM previously played with fox for Giants, before joining Keyd Stars in August 2019.

Giant’s statement in full (translated from Spanish) reads: “After reviewing the interview by Ricardo Pacheco “Fox” and acknowledging that Ricardo made sexist comments, taking in consideration his twenty plus years of professionalism without any wrongdoings, Vodafone Giants believes this is a grave infraction and will suspend the player for a period of one month.

“Ricardo has shown he is deeply sorry to his teammates and especially his female teammates.”

Following his comments and subsequent suspension, fox responded and apologized on Twitter.

He admitted that his comments were inexcusable, and regrets the incident. He also explained that he is aware children may have been watching, and as a father himself, was ashamed of his remarks.

“Last Sunday I made some comments post-match that I would like to apologize for publicly,” he said. “I am not a violent person nor have I had any history of violence. In my 20 years of career, this has never happened before.”

“What I said shouldn’t be said,” fox concluded, “I know there are kids watching and I am also a father, so I want to set a good example. I hereby apologize.”

He finished by saying that he will accept any punishment which the team sets for him as a result.

His suspension means he will not be able to participate in the Europe Minor Qualifier, the path to the ESL One major in Rio in May 2020.

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S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.