Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players are no stranger to banter inside and out of Valve’s servers, and it was hilariously on full display after Ghost Gaming’s Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan clutched up a huge round.
Tournaments in esports come in a couple of main varieties, online and LAN. While online allows for teams to be more readily available for a match, LAN events like the ESL Pro League brings players together that provide for incredible banter.
During the series between Ghost and eUnited, the players were chirping at each other from the get-go, but Steel shutdown both the round and the smack talk from his opponents in one fell swoop.
The two teams were locked in a best of three series, and it didn’t even take a whole map for them to start hurling hysterical trash talk at one another.
But the most deafening instance came just after Steel had displayed some in-game heroics to bring his team on the verge of winning the first game.
“Where’s the shit-talk now, you fucking pussies?!” Steel said with open arms, inviting eUnited to utter a word after completely denying them a chance for a comeback.
That level of banter should be expected from someone who’s been through the trenches of Counter-Strike trash-talk since 2009, especially since he utterly suffocated eUnited on Mirage nabbing 28 kills.
What led up to the brutal smack talk?
Both teams were trading blows in the early stages of Mirage, being tied at 4-4 before Ghost were able to pull away.
But before that point, it seemed like the two sides were flinging words to each other since ESL pits teams within earshot during their matches.
What hyped up the game even more were the small runs each team had, as eUnited seemed like they were going to make it a close game when they got their seventh round when Ghost had 10.
Eventually Ghost got the last laugh on Mirage, and were eventually able to close out the series against eUnited with Steel fittingly getting a double kill to end the series.