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CS:GO pro under fire after using racial slurs towards fellow player

Published: 25/May/2019 16:21 Updated: 25/May/2019 16:58

by Daniel Cleary


Russian CS:GO professional Tatiana ‘Sindi’ Gracheva is under fire from the community after sending racist remarks towards another player during a CS:GO pick-up game.

One of many female pro players, Sindi is now receiving backlash after she used a racial slur repeatedly in the game chat of a FACEIT match of CS:GO.

Although she has been inactive for some time, Sindi has notably competed on the London Conspiracy team who place second at Copenhagen Games 2017 after losing to Team Secret in the finals.

dshqcsgo twitterSindi and her former London Conspiracy / Team4Real roster.

Sindi was playing a pick-up game on CS:GO with her boyfriend and a friend when they began arguing with members from the other team including professional player, Robiin.

A player named ‘Melonheadxp,’ then brought Sindi into the argument after telling her boyfriend “your gf has sent nudes to the whole fucking cs community.”

Sindi then replied with abusive racial comments towards Melonhead numerous times, after he had threatened to share her alleged nude photos with members of his team.

FACEITA screenshot of the in-game chat log between Sindi and the other players.

After the game melonheadxp posted some more photos of the chat log online. The full chat log from the FACEIT pick up game can be found here.

Sindi has since released a statement explaining that she made mistakes, apologizing for her behavior and explaining her side of the story, claiming that her, Robiin and Melonheadxp were “truly good friends” prior to the argument.

As of now, It appears that FACEIT has only issued Sindi a three day ban for using “abusive language” during the game but with recent backlash from the community.

CS:GO has one of the most prominent female communities in all of esports and are often seen to host regular female only tournaments and events for those to compete in.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.