CS:GO streamer Anomaly reveals why NiP were "assholes" to him - Dexerto
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CS:GO streamer Anomaly reveals why NiP were “assholes” to him

Published: 18/Aug/2019 12:29 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 12:51

by Andy Williams

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In a Twitch stream on August 17, popular CS:GO personality Ludwig ‘Anomaly’ Lagerstedt spoke out against NiP, revealing his interaction with the org when he was looking for a sponsor.

Following Richard Lewis’ interview with Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, those formerly affiliated with NiP Gaming are arising from the shadows and exposing them for alleged previous operational wrongdoings. 

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Amid the current controversy that has ensued, Anomaly becomes the latest in a long-line of popular personalities to open-up about the Swedish organization.

ESLThe successes of the 2014 ESL: Cologne Major seem like a distant memory.

Less than 24 hours after Anomaly’s ban was lifted by Twitch, the popular streamer opened up about an exchange between himself and the organization popularized for their Counter-Strike successes.

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Now partnered with Swedish giants Fnatic, Anomaly explains that he originally was in talks with their Swedish counterparts, NiP, in a bid to keep his options open while pursuing a partnership. 

“Basically, when I wasn’t partnered with Fnatic, I was talking with Fnatic and I was like: Yo, okay so you wanna partner? That’s kinda cool ‘cause I fucking love you guys to shit and you’re Swedish – I fucking like it – I was also writing to NiP.”

Anomaly goes on to explain how he is “very happy” that he stayed with Fnatic, given the current situation with their Swedish rivals.

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Lagerstedt revealed that NiP didn’t necessarily handle the situation in the most professional manner, and ultimately this acted as a deterrent, by snubbing him off after hearing that he was also in partnership discussions with Fnatic.  

“NiP were also kinda assholes… When I said that I was talking to Fnatic, they were like: “Okay, bye”. 

Although Anomaly’s claims at how the organization treated him may hold substance, a response from NiP Gaming is yet to surface.

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Indeed, it will be interesting to see how this mounts up against the other allegations that have been thrown NiP’s way of-late. 

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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