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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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Valve lifts Fnatic star KRIMZ’s mysterious CSGO VAC ban

Published: 1/Dec/2020 3:21 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 6:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Valve has lifted the VAC ban on CSGO legend KRIMZ, and although fans think it was probably due to a matchmaking tool, the reasons are still unknown.

The CSGO community stood still on November 28 after Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson announced he had been VAC banned. Valve never specified why, which made the situation a bit of a mystery.

“It seems that my account got vac banned,” he said. “CSGO can you fix this asap pls.” It sounded like he was probably more confused than anyone else and was adamant he’d done nothing wrong.

CSGO fans think he might have been banned for using a third-party tool named esportal to find matches. However, there has been no official word to support it.

FNATIC coach Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson issued a statement not long after. “We have reached out to Valve, TOs, and third-party community websites… to understand the nature of this unexpected shutdown,” he said. “We have no reason to believe this is the consequence of any intentional use of any illegal program.”

Either way, it didn’t take Valve long to rectify the issue. They’ve already lifted the ban, and it’s been a huge relief to CSGO players and FNATIC fans around the world.

The first one to spill the beans was ‘DonHaci.’ “Krimz has been unbanned,” he said. “His VAC ban has been removed from his Steam page.

KRIMZ’s Steam profile isn’t private, which means anyone can take a look and see for themselves. His fans have been pouring in and leaving comments to celebrate and share their relief.

Still, nobody is more excited than the man himself. KRIMZ made a brief statement on Twitter and expressed his gratitude for having it fixed. “I’m free [motherf**ers], he said. “Thank you CSGO for sorting it out quickly.”

Interestingly, Valve still hasn’t explained why they banned KRIMMZ in the first place. KRIMMZ hasn’t elaborated on it either.

In the end, though, the key takeaway is that it appears to have been a mistake. The CSGO community is thrilled to have its favorite son back.