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CS:GO: Team Liquid set to complete trade for North American Major Champion

Published: 11/Dec/2018 20:19 Updated: 21/Dec/2018 19:10

by Wyatt Donigan


The CS:GO community is buzzing with news of a potential roster move that could bring some widespread changes to the entire scene.

When MIBR rounded out their roster with the inclusion of Jacky ‘Stewie2k’ Yip, many thought that the team would be set for a dominant second half of 2018.

Since then, however, the results have been less-than-stellar and it looks like there might be a roster move on the way in the near future.

On December 11, Stewie posted a single Tweet containing three words that has set the community on fire.

The Tweet alone was enough to set the community abuzz, but then his former Cloud9 teammates added fuel to the fire with Tweets containing old pictures of their time playing together with Cloud9. 

It looks as though all of their Tweets were but a ruse, however, as ESPN’s Jacob Wolf has reported that Stewie is on his way to a different North American organization altogether. 

DreamhackStewie looks to be on his way back to North America after a stint with the Brazilian-owned MIBR.

Wolf reports that MIBR are set to trade Stewie to Team Liquid in exchange for Epitácio “TACO” de Melo and head coach Wilton “zews” Prado. 

The move will give Liquid an all North American roster while reuniting TACO and zews with their former MIBR (then SK Gaming) teammates. 

ReproductionTACO is set to reunite with his former teammates on MIBR.

Both Liquid and MIBR had been struggling throughout the year, falling short without a significant wins and hope that this exchange will give them what it takes to finally best the dominant Astralis. 

MIBR is also reportedly looking to deal Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik in an effort to return to having an all-Brazilian roster, explaining tarik’s own cryptic Tweet on December 11.

Neither team has officially commented on the matter, but we can likely expect an official announcement at some point in the near future. 


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


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.