Fans of the Global Offensive pro scene know that the space isn’t without its drama, and while players try to keep things within Valve’s servers -- sometimes a bit tends to come off on social medias.
Moreover, the two pros in question have had their history of Twitter jabs aimed at each other and both of them weren’t backing down for the next installment in their publicized bout.
In a June 27 post, apEX was already heated since their latest scrim partners had been late, and was not shy about shining the light on the org at fault.
“I wish a team could be on time at least once in a year,” apEX said in a since deleted tweet. “But it feels like respecting the opposing team isn’t normal. Natus Vincere.”
Not one to take a hit lying down, s1mple chimed in with a simple “yes yes yes,” which set apEX off. Fans think the Vitality pro's next reply was alluding to a comment made by s1mple in years past in which he outright called the Frenchman a “retard” in a separate spat with apEX.
“Biggest retard on earth,” apEX replied to s1imple. “Don’t tell (your) manager to come to me next event to shake hands.”
S1mple had then pointed out that the comment seemed unwarranted: “Do you understand what you just wrote? I respect you but don’t disgrace yourself. Yes we were late but it’s not a reason to start insulting me.”
The reply prompted two Vitality players in apEX and Alex ‘ALEX’ McMeekin to call out the CS:GO superstar for trying “to be the victim,” recalling a previous comment made by s1mple on private in-game servers.
“Didn’t you say something else?” apEX said, before repeating what s1mple had apparently typed in-game. “Shit player, shit person.”
“Don't play this card on twitter man,” ALEX said. “Say what you said on the server and don't try to be the victim on Twitter.”
Don't play this card on twitter man, say what you said on the server and don't try to be the victim on twitter— Alex (@Vitality_ALEX) June 27, 2019
While the last comment by apEX sent fans in a flurry of confusion as to why he would burst out like that, the pro later clarified that he was simply reiterating what s1mple allegedly said prior.
The entire spat didn’t seem to end on a conclusive note of understanding or lament, but hopefully the pros settle their differences before their next matchup.