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DeKay’s Sources: 100 Thieves CSGO linked to NBK- and Aleksib

Published: 27/Sep/2019 18:38 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 18:40

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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With North American esports organization 100 Thieves confirming their plans to enter CSGO esports, they’re already apparently interesting in acquiring a couple of prominent players.

According to multiple sources, 100 Thieves have expressed direct interest in Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt and Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen over the past few days.

It has been mentioned by those same sources that the two players have discussed pairing up, regardless of which organization they play for.

Both NBK- and Aleksib were benched in their respective organizations following their play at the StarLadder Berlin Major. 

Dexerto was first to report that Aleksib would be replaced by Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi, before they had even made it to Berlin for the event. NBK-‘s benching came more as a surprise and was announced the day after their quarterfinal finish. 

DreamhackNBK- featured for Vitality before being benched.

During his time with Vitality, NBK- helped the team win ECS Season 7, cs_summit 4, and finish second place at ESL One: Cologne 2019. 

He was one of the main figure heads for building the initial roster and coming to an agreement with the Vitality organization.

Aleksib is most known for his time on ENCE as an in-game leader, where they amassed a number of impressive finishes. 

Under his leadership, ENCE won StarSeries Season 6, DreamHack Open Winter 2018, and BLAST Pro Series: Madrid. They also finished runner up at the IEM Katowice Major, DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019, and IEM Chicago 2019.

Sami Räbinä - VectroramaAleksib was a recognizable figure on ENCE, but is now on their inactive roster.

100 Thieves joined professional Counter-Strike once previously in early 2018, but their lineup never played an official match before being released due to various setbacks and issues. 

Their CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced on Twitter that they would be making a return to CS:GO in mid-July.

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

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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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.