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CS:GO star s1mple’s Porsche found badly damaged by vandals

Published: 2/May/2020 18:30

by Daniel Cleary

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CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s Porsche Panamera GTS was revealed to be severely damaged by vandals on May 1.

S1mple is one of the most popular CS:GO players in the world and his mechanical skill and talent has led him to incredible success both on and off the server.

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However, it was revealed that one of the Na’Vi pro’s prized possessions, his black 2018 Porsche Panamera GTS, was severely vandalized on the night of May 1.

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S1mple often considered the best CS:GO player in the world.

S1mple had revealed earlier in the year that he had only recently picked up the new Porsche after selling his old Audi for an upgrade.

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While many details remain unknown, the Porsche was found in a Kiev paid-parking garage with both rear-view mirrors and front headlights completely removed as well as damage to the body, as shown in a post by dtp.Kiev.ua on Instagram.

The page that posted the images also suggested that the car could have been vandalized for parking in a spot reserved for disabled people, but this was denied by s1mple’s brother, Alexey Kostyliev.

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Kostyliev, who is also creative director at Na’Vi, responded to the post, claiming that the car was not parked there before it was vandalized.

He added that it had been parked closer to the guard and was likely moved to the disabled parking spot after it was initially damaged.

“They moved to a disabled place after, closer to the guard, the guard asked,” he explained, “someone tried to pull out the headlights and took off the rear-view mirrors and beat the car.”

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Na’Vi’s creative director responded to the Instagram post of S1mple’s car.

Until further details are shared, it is still unclear who the vandals were and their motivations behind the severe damage.

s1mple himself is yet to comment publicly on the situation that occurred on May 1, although he is set to compete against Virtus Pro in the ESL Road to Rio tomorrow.

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BLAST Premier Fall moves CSGO event to Europe & replaces 100 Thieves

Published: 14/Oct/2020 15:00

by Calum Patterson

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BLAST has announced that BIG and Furia will be replacing 100 Thieves and Team Liquid in the BLAST Premier Fall series, with all teams competing from Europe.

During the online CS:GO era, teams in different regions have been unable to face each other due to the travel restrictions and all tournaments being moved online. This has led to an interesting, but not entirely desirable, separation of the competition.

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The BLAST Premier Fall Series will finally bring together the two main regions, Europe and America, to compete under a single tournament once again, as German’s BIG and Brazil’s Furia replace the outgoing 100 Thieves and Team Liquid.

The Fall Series was initially planned to be another split tournament, with eight European teams, and 4 American teams, playing in their own separate events. However, with 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, it would have left only three teams in the NA event.

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100 Thieves had secured spots in partnered leagues including BLAST, but have now pulled out of the esport altogether.

Rather than simply filling the spot with Furia, BLAST are bringing together both events, and adding BIG into the mix as well. BIG are certainly deserving of a spot, considering their impressive form over the online era.

Team Liquid will make way, and instead join up in the Fall Showdown in November. BLAST says they agreed to this with Liquid “to limit the amount of cross-continental travel for players.”

“The Fall Series will throw up some of the most exciting match-ups this year with Americas-based teams FURIA, MiBR and Evil Geniuses now able to rekindle old and new rivalries against Europe’s leading Counter-Strike teams,” BLAST said.

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Team Liquid will advance straight to the Fall Showdown, with BIG taking their spot in the groups.

BLAST Premier Fall teams:

  • Astralis
  • NiP
  • G2 Esports
  • OG
  • Vitality
  • NAVI
  • FaZe Clan
  • Complexity
  • FURIA
  • MiBR
  • Evil Geniuses
  • BIG

All teams will be based in Europe for the tournament, starting on October 26 with the first group matches. The top two from each group advance to the Fall Finals, bottom two to the Showdown, for a second shot at making it to the finals. After the finals are concluded, winning teams will advance to the Global Finals in January.

“The Counter-Strike scene has been crying out for both regions to renew rivalries in recent months and we’re delighted that we can deliver this for fans.” said BLAST CEO, Robbie Douek.

You can catch all the action from the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

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