CS:GO Star Swag Shuts Down Comments About Him Sounding High: "I had a severe concussion" - Dexerto
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CS:GO Star Swag Shuts Down Comments About Him Sounding High: “I had a severe concussion”

Published: 2/Aug/2018 15:45 Updated: 2/Aug/2018 15:46

by Ross Deason

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Braxton ‘swag’ Pierce has revealed that he sometimes slurs due to a severe concussion as a child from “a bullet in the head”.

The former iBUYPOWER CS:GO star took to Twitter to say “love how everyone on Reddit knows my life more than me” before stating “FYI: when I was like 9 I had a severe concussion from a bullet in the head and since then I’ve had slurred speech and other symptoms”.

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The 21-year-old concluded by explaining that this is “probably why people think I sound “high” when I’m streaming That is not the case.”

650https://twitter.com/brax1wnl/status/1024824121790738432

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Members of the subreddit in question often joke about Brax sounding “high” or “stoned” when he is streaming or communicating with other players that stream.

The revelation about him having taken a bullet to the skull seems to have taken everyone by surprise, with one user saying “ not something I expected to see when I opened reddit. Is this his first public announcement about it”?

Brax has gone into no more detail about the incident and how it occurred. It would appear that he did not want to disclose the information at all but got tired of seeing false narratives posted online and felt the need to clarify his situation.

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Still banned from playing in Valve sponsored events after the iBUYPOWER match fixing scandal, the American star currently plays for Swole Patrol alongside the likes of Ryan ‘freakazoid’ Abadir and Omar ‘MarKE’ Jimenez.

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How Tabsen rebuilt German Counter-Strike

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:51

by Alan Bernal

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German Counter-Strike was a marvel to see in the days of 1.6, and it’s been a long time since the scene had much acclaim. But Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz has slowly been building up the country’s prominence in the esport alongside the rest of the BIG lineup.

Hailing from pre-Source era LANs, tabseN was there when the Germans were a force to be reckoned with, alongside the neighboring French teams of the time. But that pales in comparison to modern CS:GO, where a German player has yet to even grace a grand finals for a Major.

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Looking to right that wrong, tabseN would leave NRG Esports in 2017 to create Berlin International Gaming (BIG). He linked up with Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik and Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic to take Germany back to its CS glory days.

The early road was rocky, to say the least. Roster changes and injuries marred the first couple years.

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This made it hard for tabseN and co. to put together any meaningful results, with only minor success or deep bracket runs that would fizzle out before reaching the finals. TabseN didn’t win a single championship in 2019, that was his first dry year since 2012.

Then the online era of 2020 rolled around, where he was now the prominent IGL and the team had added Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische and Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne to the lineup.

Like classic German engineering, he would create a team that could withstand major obstacles and persist pressure. This is the story of how tabseN rebuilt German Counter-Strike.

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