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.


GODSENT leak their own CS:GO roster with TACO on job listing

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 14:56

by Connor Bennett


Swedish esports organization GODSENT have confirmed their new Counter-Strike roster, featuring Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo – with a job listing for someone to edit their reveal video. 

Roster and player announcements have become big business in esports, especially at the highest level.  A lot of time and effort goes into getting everything right – sometimes even weeks before the actual announcements are made.

Organizations will, at times, drop hints about what moves they’re making, especially if an insider – or even a player – manages to accidentally reveal things ahead of time.

However, this time, it wasn’t an insider or new player who dropped the ball on an announcement, but rather the organization themselves.

Taco playing for Team Liquid
TACO had been rumored to be leading the new GODDSENT team.

The Swedish organization, which has typically had European Counter-Strike rosters, uploaded the files for their roster announcement to a job listing. They were asking for someone to edit the videos, removing the green screen behind their new players.

Front and center of the video is former SK Gaming and MiBR star TACO, who had been rumored to be leading the new GODSENT project. He’s flanked by former teammate João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, Bruno ‘latto’ Rebelatto, Eduardo ‘dumau’ Wolkmer, and Bruno ‘b4rtiN’ Câmara.

Twitter user NoOne_CSGO spotted the video totally revealing the whole roster on January 16, which went under the radar before RushBMedia’s Ryan Friend boosted it.

After the hilarious ‘leak’ made the rounds on Twitter, the listing was removed from the Upwork website, and the videos were taken down.

However, GODSENT and Taco decided to have a little fun with things. “FAKE NEWS,” they tweeted, while Taco claimed “it’s not me,” in the videos.

Before it was removed, the listing asked for the work to be completed by 6PM on Monday, January 18, pointing at an announcement coming soon.

Seeing as they’ve now taken it down, and quite a decent number of CS:GO fans have seen the videos, GODSENT might move that forward and announce their new line-up sooner.

It’s either a spectacular blunder that will be talked about while the lineup is together, or a superb piece of hype-building.