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CSGO: Stewie2K pulls off insane 1v4 ace clutch at StarLadder Major bootcamp

Published: 24/Aug/2019 12:33

by Connor Bennett

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Counter-Strike Global Offensive star Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip pulled off a stunning clutch to pick up a win for his FPL team including a jaw-dropping falling one-tap. 

As the competitive CS:GO scene gears up for the StarLadder Berlin Major, teams from across the world have descended on Europe to get in some practice ahead of the showpiece event. Some squads have already begun their Major run at the challenger’s stage, but others, like Stewie’s Team Liquid are waiting for the later rounds.

While this gives teams extra time to get their strategies set and counter-plays in place, it also hands players a few extra days to perfect their aim and get their confidence levels up while playing games against potential opponents. 

Team LiquidStewie and Team Liquid are favorites to lift the trophy in Berlin.

That extra prep usually comes in the form of Faceit Pro League games, and with the Major coming to town, these lobbies are stacked with veteran professional talent. During his August 23 stream, Stewie had been taking part in a match on Mirage when his team looked to close things down.

Despite getting the bomb down and him picking up an opening kill, the American’s teammates fell by the wayside – leaving him in a four versus one. Upon exiting the Mirage apartments, he quickly gunned down one enemy before falling off the ledge and hitting Gambit’s ‘Mir’ with a crisp one-tap. 

Another opponent quickly peeked him, looking to get some great timing, but Stewie kept his aim down sights and got rid of them too. 

When left in a one-on-one, the former Major winner set his crosshair over the planted bomb, waiting for any potential defuse attempt. He didn’t wait long, however, jiggling to his right and hitting Fnatic’s Twist with a clean headshot as he appeared behind the smoke. 

In celebration, Stewie jumped up and roared “What’s up!” clearly delighted by his clutch.

With Liquid entering the Major as the overwhelming favorites, their legion of fans will be hoping the North American powerhouse can replicate their stunning form and finally claim a Major title.

Whether or not they will be able to do so remains to be seen, but at the very least, Stewie looks set and ready to go.

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CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

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Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.