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CSGO veteran s1mple banned from Twitch again

Published: 29/Nov/2019 2:31

by Brad Norton


CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has been banned from Twitch for a second time following an initial ban in August.

Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished professionals in the history of competitive Counter-Strike, Natus Vincere’s s1mple occasionally shares his gameplay with the world outside of frequent tournament appearances. 

Through Twitch, the FPS sensation has grown to just under a million followers however his progress on the platform was first stunted on August 13 and has since been halted for a second time in 2019 following another ban. 

ESLThe 22-year-old CS:GO pro has been an active competitor since 2013.

His Twitch account was removed from the platform on November 28 for undisclosed reasons. Neither Twitch nor s1mple’s organization Natus Vincere has issued any response on the matter.

Twitch often refuse to comment on channel removals, thus it’s unlikely that the streaming platform will divulge any new information surrounding the punishment.

Having been initially banned for one week on August 13, the pro player has lost access to his channel once again just a few months later later. 

Originally banned for having used a homophobic slur during an FPL game, s1mple subsequently lashed out online and called Twitch “a joke.”

Providing a screenshot of the reasoning behind his first ban, he confirmed reports that he was indeed enduring the consequences as a result of “hateful conduct against a person or group of people,” which goes in direct violation of the Twitch Community Guidelines.

There’s no clear reason why the CS:GO veteran was issued a second ban. 

The professional has been inactive on Twitter since November 19, and with very little information surrounding the circumstances of the ban, no one knows how long he will be off the streaming platform. 

Suspensions often vary from 24 hours to permanent, depending on the severity of the incident or repeated infractions. We will update this article when more information becomes available about s1mple’s second Twitch ban.


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.