CS:GO pro viciously roasts eUnited after clutch during ESL Pro League - Dexerto

CS:GO pro viciously roasts eUnited after clutch during ESL Pro League

Published: 23/May/2019 20:16 Updated: 23/May/2019 20:40

by Alan Bernal


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.

ESL TwitchLAN events like this one give audiences a unique look at how pros interact during a game, which typically has a ton of lively banter.

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.

ESL TwitchWhat should have been an easy clean up for the CT, ended in Steel stealing the round and making sure the other team knew they’d messed up.

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.


FunPlus Phoenix reportedly returning to CSGO with GODSENT roster

Published: 21/Oct/2020 2:40

by Alan Bernal


FunPlus Phoenix have reportedly entered discussions to acquire the GODSENT roster and return to the CSGO landscape in the coming weeks.

FunPlus Phoenix have had a rather unceremonious start to their journey in CS:GO. Known for winning the League of Legends World Championship in 2019, they looked to enter the popular FPS title through Flashpoint in 2020.

However, it wasn’t smooth sailing. They picked up and let go of rosters: first Heroic, then Bad News Bears. Now though, they’re looking like they’re ready to pick up their third, and potentially final roster.

KRYSTAL and the rest of the GODSENT lineup could be making a move to FPX.

GODSENT is reportedly in “advanced discussions” with FunPlus Phoenix to take their roster onboard for the remainder of the year, according to HLTV and DBLTAP.

If the two teams agree to terms, that means that the lineup consisting of Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend, Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, Jesse ‘zehN’ Linjala, Pavle ‘maden’ Bošković, and Asger ‘farlig’ Jensen would soon wear black and red.

The deal could also bring current GODSENT coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg into the fold with the new org.

In late-September, FunPlus announced Petar ‘peca’ Markovi as the General Manager for both Valorant and CSGO divisions. Now it looks like peca is making an all-in purchase for the EU roster that is ranked 19th in the world at the time of publishing.

Michal Konkol via Riot Games
The FPX banner could fly in CSGO again soon.

The general manager also indicated, regardless of a team-acquisition, that FPX wouldn’t participate in Flashpoint Season 2. Although one of the founding teams, FunPlus will instead “take [their] time and focus on 2021.

“We don’t want to make any rushed decisions, as our main goal is to build a promising, long-lasting roster,” he said.

The org initially expected to play with Heroic’s roster back in March, which would have included Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen among others. Unfortunately, that deal fell through, which prompted FPX to target Swole Patrol’s roster, though that didn’t pan out as well.

Eventually, they temporarily fielded the Bad News Bears for the second leg of Flashpoint 1, after only playing one match prior and forfeiting the rest of the first phase.

While the FPX front office successfully put together a Worlds championship roster in 2019 for League of Legends, it’s going to once again attempt to bring a similar metric of success for CSGO.

Peca teased that there could be “news soon,” and if the reports turn out to be realized FPX could be announcing its acquisition of the GODSENT lineup in the near future.