CSGO star Tarik weighs in on "overpowered" Krieg meta - Dexerto

CSGO star Tarik weighs in on “overpowered” Krieg meta

Published: 11/Nov/2019 21:54 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 23:02

by Alan Bernal


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is in the middle of a power struggle with the prominence of the SG 553, more commonly known as the Krieg, and Evil Geniuses superstar Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik thinks it’s time to adapt.

The T-sided rifle has been at the center of mixed opinions since its rise in popularity across the casual and competitive CSGO scene. It’s short-to-long range capabilities, along with its single shot to the head kill potential, has made it extremely useful to buy into.

Though it might be a bit too effective seeing as a ton of pros have been calling for a nerf to the scoped rifle – splitting public perception on the weapon’s need for an update.

ValveThe Krieg has been getting a ton of flak for its huge utility and cheap price point.

In an interview with VPGAME (published by VPESPORTS), the 2018 Boston Major MVP gave his thoughts on the Krieg, saying that it’s influence on the meta is just something people are going to have to get used to.

“In my opinion, it’s the meta right now so everyone has to adjust and everyone has an equal chance to use whatever is available,” Tarik told VPGAME.

The EG star said that teams need to “play with what you’re given” and the rifle’s uptick in use simply means more people need to adapt to the playfield.

Pros were reluctant to try out the rifle back when an October 2018 update made slight adjustments and gave it a reduced cost to rival the AK-47. But the weapons slow rise has been highlighted by the gun’s scoping ability and instant kill pressure that it puts on the other team.

ESLTarik thinks teams should adapt to the rise of the Krieg.

Players like Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo, Richard ‘shox’ Papillon, Jonathan ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski and more have expressed the need for a nerf to the weapon in some capacity.

With that in mind, Tarik suggested putting a slightly higher price point for the weapon to at least give the T-side something to mull over instead of having two one-shot headshot weapons readily available in their starting arsenal.

“I think the common thing in the community right now is everyone is saying it’s a little overpowered and it probably is the case,” he said. “So maybe increasing the money on it would probably help.”

Putting a bigger dent in the T-side economy could be an even trade-off for a rifle that’s been dominating the CSGO landscape, but it remains to be seen what Valve decide to do about the Krieg, and whether the ‘over-powered’ weapon will receive a nerf.


GODSENT leak their own CS:GO roster with TACO on job listing

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 14:56

by Connor Bennett


Swedish esports organization GODSENT have confirmed their new Counter-Strike roster, featuring Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo – with a job listing for someone to edit their reveal video. 

Roster and player announcements have become big business in esports, especially at the highest level.  A lot of time and effort goes into getting everything right – sometimes even weeks before the actual announcements are made.

Organizations will, at times, drop hints about what moves they’re making, especially if an insider – or even a player – manages to accidentally reveal things ahead of time.

However, this time, it wasn’t an insider or new player who dropped the ball on an announcement, but rather the organization themselves.

Taco playing for Team Liquid
TACO had been rumored to be leading the new GODDSENT team.

The Swedish organization, which has typically had European Counter-Strike rosters, uploaded the files for their roster announcement to a job listing. They were asking for someone to edit the videos, removing the green screen behind their new players.

Front and center of the video is former SK Gaming and MiBR star TACO, who had been rumored to be leading the new GODSENT project. He’s flanked by former teammate João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, Bruno ‘latto’ Rebelatto, Eduardo ‘dumau’ Wolkmer, and Bruno ‘b4rtiN’ Câmara.

Twitter user NoOne_CSGO spotted the video totally revealing the whole roster on January 16, which went under the radar before RushBMedia’s Ryan Friend boosted it.

After the hilarious ‘leak’ made the rounds on Twitter, the listing was removed from the Upwork website, and the videos were taken down.

However, GODSENT and Taco decided to have a little fun with things. “FAKE NEWS,” they tweeted, while Taco claimed “it’s not me,” in the videos.

Before it was removed, the listing asked for the work to be completed by 6PM on Monday, January 18, pointing at an announcement coming soon.

Seeing as they’ve now taken it down, and quite a decent number of CS:GO fans have seen the videos, GODSENT might move that forward and announce their new line-up sooner.

It’s either a spectacular blunder that will be talked about while the lineup is together, or a superb piece of hype-building.