Dupreeh speaks out after CS:GO crowd helps Astralis in EPL playoffs - Dexerto

Dupreeh speaks out after CS:GO crowd helps Astralis in EPL playoffs

Published: 8/Dec/2019 19:06

by Daniel Cleary


CS:GO star Peter ‘dupreeh‘ Rasmussen spoke out after Astralis received criticism for listening to the crowd’s reaction during their match against mousesports in the ESL Pro League Season 10 Playoffs.

The finals of the ESL Pro League are coming to a close, however, there was one moment in the global playoffs that stood out to many CS:GO fans during the semi-finals.

During their clash against the side of mousesports, Astralis received a little bit of help from the Danish crowd of Odense while checking an angle, which sparked a huge debate online over the influence that spectators can have.

Astralis’ rifler Dupreeh spoke out after his teammates took advantage of the crowd’s indications, which led to them picking up a free kill, and explained that he did not condone anyone who gives away their opposing team’s position before calling them a disgrace.

“Screaming positions or giving up positions verbally is a disgrace. No matter the fan,” He admitted, before claiming he was unsure of what had happened during their game “getting excited about flanks or sneaky plays, is a common LAN factor. I don’t know what happened in the arena specifically though.”

He then expressed that every player would likely look for something unusual if they were in a similar position and revealed that, although it worked for them this time, the crowd’s interactions were not always beneficial to their match.

When the crowd goes excited every player in the server looks for flanks or uncleared positions, not a single person on this planet would ignore it and if someone says they will they lie,” the Danish star explained.

Team Liquid pro Russell ‘Twistzz’ VanDulken also agreed with his fellow competitor, claiming that every player is guilty of using the crowd to their advantage during their tournament matches.

He also explained that it has been used by pros for quite a while and even classed it a tactic that players use to check angles, “Baiting the crowd has been a LAN tactic for a while as well, it’s just being smart with how you use your environment.”

Although the clip has caused a lot of controversy among CS:GO fans there seems to be little that tournament organizers can do, as there was also claims that not even soundproof booths can keep the roars of a crowd out in certain cases.


GODSENT leak their own CS:GO roster with TACO on job listing

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 14:56

by Connor Bennett


Swedish esports organization GODSENT have confirmed their new Counter-Strike roster, featuring Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo – with a job listing for someone to edit their reveal video. 

Roster and player announcements have become big business in esports, especially at the highest level.  A lot of time and effort goes into getting everything right – sometimes even weeks before the actual announcements are made.

Organizations will, at times, drop hints about what moves they’re making, especially if an insider – or even a player – manages to accidentally reveal things ahead of time.

However, this time, it wasn’t an insider or new player who dropped the ball on an announcement, but rather the organization themselves.

Taco playing for Team Liquid
TACO had been rumored to be leading the new GODDSENT team.

The Swedish organization, which has typically had European Counter-Strike rosters, uploaded the files for their roster announcement to a job listing. They were asking for someone to edit the videos, removing the green screen behind their new players.

Front and center of the video is former SK Gaming and MiBR star TACO, who had been rumored to be leading the new GODSENT project. He’s flanked by former teammate João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, Bruno ‘latto’ Rebelatto, Eduardo ‘dumau’ Wolkmer, and Bruno ‘b4rtiN’ Câmara.

Twitter user NoOne_CSGO spotted the video totally revealing the whole roster on January 16, which went under the radar before RushBMedia’s Ryan Friend boosted it.

After the hilarious ‘leak’ made the rounds on Twitter, the listing was removed from the Upwork website, and the videos were taken down.

However, GODSENT and Taco decided to have a little fun with things. “FAKE NEWS,” they tweeted, while Taco claimed “it’s not me,” in the videos.

Before it was removed, the listing asked for the work to be completed by 6PM on Monday, January 18, pointing at an announcement coming soon.

Seeing as they’ve now taken it down, and quite a decent number of CS:GO fans have seen the videos, GODSENT might move that forward and announce their new line-up sooner.

It’s either a spectacular blunder that will be talked about while the lineup is together, or a superb piece of hype-building.