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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.


How Team Vitality Broke their CSGO Curse Against All Odds @ IEM Beijing

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:21

by Marco Rizzo


Dexerto explores how Vitality was able to win their first tournament of the year at IEM Beijing, pulling out an incredible comeback against a seemingly unstoppable NaVi. 

French CSGO has made a comeback in the past two years, with Team Vitality and G2 Esports working hard to put France back on the map.
While the performance of the two best teams in the region has been admirable, reaching multiple grand finals throughout the year, they have failed to overcome their opponent on every occasion.
After their performance at Blast Premier Fall Series, Vitality looked to be in good form coming into IEM Beijing-Haidian, especially as the addition of Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom seemed to add another weapon to the Vitality arsenal.
The Frenchmen showed from the start of the group stages how dangerous they could be and how their new sixth member could change the way they approached games.
The finals of the tournament saw the two highest-rated players in the world face each other, with Oleksandr ‘s1mple Kostyliev taking on Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut. Both acting as catalysts for one of the most entertaining series of the year.
The rivalry between the two is only just starting, with a few tournaments still left before the end of the year, both prodigies are looking to claim the title of the best player of 2020.