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DeKay's Sources: jedqr set to play with Virtus.pro CS:GO on a temporary basis

Published: 20/Jun/2019 16:39

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Polish Counter-Strike team Virtus.pro will be replacing Arek ‘Vegi’ Nawojski on the active lineup due to illness, according to multiple sources close to the team.

jedqr is a Polish Counter-Strike player that is currently benched within the x-kom Team organization, meaning Virtus.pro will pay a loan fee to use him on their roster. 

It is expected that Grzegorz ‘jedqr’ Jędras will take Vegi’s place during his recovery, in which he will return to the lineup when ready.

After joining x-kom Team in October of 2018, jedqr played for almost six months before being moved to a back-up position alongside Krzysztof ‘Goofy’ Górski. x-kom Team recruited Paweł ‘innocent’ Mocek and Paweł ‘reatz’ Jańczak to replace them over the following month.

Virtus.pro/TwitterVergi Joined VP in April 2019 as part of the team’s new-look roster.

Vegi joined Virtus.pro in April, replacing Mateusz ‘TOAO’ Zawistowski on the active lineup. Since joining the roster the team has not made any progress towards gaining international relevance. 

After qualifying for the StarLadder Berlin Minor Closed Qualifier, they were unable to reach the Europe Minor with a losses to Mousesports and BIG.

ELEAGUESnax is the lone player to remain from VP’s legendary roster.

Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski and coach Jakub ‘kuben’ Gurczyński are the only members from the famous Virtus.pro team that won a Valve sponsored Major in 2014 as well as many other premier tournaments. 

The other four players from that lineup have gone their separate ways: Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski is now playing with FaZe Clan, Wiktor ‘TaZ’ Wojtas has started a new project with Aristocracy, while Paweł ‘byali’ Bieliński and Jarosław ‘pashaBiceps’ Jarząbkowski are professionally inactive.

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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.