CS:GO: Team Liquid’s Stewie2K fires shots at ENCE ahead of IEM Chicago final - Dexerto

CS:GO: Team Liquid’s Stewie2K fires shots at ENCE ahead of IEM Chicago final

Published: 21/Jul/2019 12:06 Updated: 21/Jul/2019 14:46

by Daniel Cleary


Popular CS:GO star Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip fired shots back at ENCE after pro player Jani ‘Aerial’ Jussila revealed that he was relieved to face Team Liquid in the Grand Finals of IEM Chicago.

IEM Chicago has already been full of upsets, such as MiBR taking down teams with their coach zews standing in and ENCE’s Aerial believes they can add to the list heading into grand finals against the #1 ranked team, Team Liquid.

However, Stewie2K was not impressed after perceiving a lack of respect from an ENCE star ahead of their much anticipated grand finals clash and quickly responded, firing back at the Finnish team.

DreamhackTeam Liquid’s CS:GO roster are currently on a dominant run, winning multiple tournaments in a row.

In an interview with HLTV, Aerial expressed that he was hoping to see Team Liquid come out on top over Team Vitality in the semi-finals due to their problems with the French side in past tournaments.

Aerial recalled their past experiences with Team Liquid, claiming that the matches have always been close and within reach for the ENCE roster, “We won against Liquid at the Major and I think we are winning on the score, still it is very close.”

StarladderZywOo is regarded as one of the best CS:GO players in the world.

He followed up by admitting that Vitality’s star AWPer ZywOo was the main reason they wanted to face Team Liquid, stating that Liquid does not have a player who is individually as good as ZywOo, “ZywOo is the problem for us, he’s always shutting us down and Liquid doesn’t have that kind of player. 

Stewie2K, who has been actively carving out a role as Counter-Strike’s best trash talker of late, wasn’t about to take Aerial’s comments about Team Liquid lying down, though, quickly firing back at ENCE mockingly ahead of their Grand Finals clash: “Afraid of ZywOo.” Stewie exclaimed. “We have no ZywOo because we have 5 better ones together and it just blends.”

Unlike most of the pro CS:GO players, Stewie2K does not shy away from trash talking his opposition ahead of big matches and often seen trying to get inside their heads.

Trash talk aside, Team Liquid are still expected to come into the series as heavy favorites against the Nordic side, ENCE, after recently securing the Intel Grand Slam at ESL Cologne 2019 and a win at BLAST Pro: Los Angeles.


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.