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DeKay’s Sources: Misfits exploring options for CS:GO return

Published: 19/Sep/2019 16:31 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 17:03

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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North American esports organization Misfits Gaming are extremely interested in re-acquiring a CS:GO team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

Misfits have not had a Counter-Strike team since early 2018, when they released their lineup and left the competitive scene indefinitely. 

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Misfits are not the only organization interested in returning to CS:GO, both Dignitas and 100 Thieves have expressed public interest as of late.

YouTube: Misfits GamingMisfits’ previous CS:GO team was released in February 2018.

Multiple sources have informed Dexerto that there are more organizations outside of these exploring the idea of joining the space as a member of a new North American league that is currently in the works.

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Misfits originally entered CS:GO by acquiring the entire Team SoloMid roster in early 2017 due to fallout between the TSM organization and players after a Slingshot Esports report exposed the fact that PEA owned teams would force their players to leave leagues such as ESL Pro League. 

As a result, a players’ rights movement began which would eventually lead to the creation of the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA).

Misfits GamingMisfits’ previous CS:GO lineup.

While Misfits had a Counter-Strike team, it included a few notable names from the North American community. 

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Star rifler Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken played for them for their first three months before being recruited by Team Liquid. 

Sean “seangares” Gares was in-game leader from start to finish and Misfits was the last professional team he played for before spending the majority of his time as a member of broadcast talent. 

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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