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DeKay Sources: BIG CS:GO in discussions with denis

Published: 14/May/2019 17:57 Updated: 14/May/2019 19:40

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


German Esports organization Berlin International Gaming are in discussions with Denis ‘denis’ Howell, according to multiple sources close to the team.

It is expected that denis will eventually replace Johannes “nex” Maget on the active lineup, between now and the culmination of ESL One: Cologne.

Denis has been a member of the Sprout organization since they first entered professional Counter-Strike in December of 2017. They were unable to find success on an international level during his time with the team and often failed to qualify for premier LAN tournaments.

Denis will meet a familiar face at BIG if he joins with gob b, who was in-game leader of Mousesports during his time there in 2015. 

The contracts for a few Sprout players are set to expire in about six months, meaning more members of the team may be available to join new organizations by then.

If denis does join BIG, the roster moving forward will consist of:

  • Denis ‘denis’ Howel
  • Faith ‘gob b’ Dayik
  • Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz
  • Tizian ‘tiziaN’ Feldbusch
  • Can ‘XANTARES’ Dörtkardeş

Turtle EntertainmentDenis has been a member of Sprouts since they first began competing professionally in CS:GO.

Nex has been a member of BIG since early 2017 when the organization was formed and spent a brief period inactive while recovering from an injury. 

When he re-joined the lineup this past February, he replaced Owen “smooya” Butterfield on the active roster. 

Smooya is still under contract with BIG but is expected to remain as a stand-in for Renegades during stage two of ESL Pro League Season 9. 

Playing again in an ESL event for Renegades will reset his 120 day ban from playing ESL events with other teams, per their event rulebook.

Nex - TwitterIt appears that nex will soon be replaced in the BIG roster, after having played for them since 2017.

In the second stage of ESL Pro League Season 9, BIG are up against Heroic, Natus Vincere, and North. The top two teams from their group will proceed to the Finals, which are set to take place in late June. 

Changing a member of their lineup will use one of the two allowed roster moves during the ESL Pro League season.


S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney


CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.