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FACEIT Admin Trolls Mythic CS:GO Players Following ESL Streaming Drama

Published: 4/May/2018 16:03 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Ross Deason

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Mythic’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team were surprisingly disqualified from a recent online qualifier match for streaming and FACEIT admins couldn’t help making a joke out of it.

The Mythic CS:GO roster is the closest thing to a “stream team” that Counter-Strike has and the players regularly stream their official matches for the enjoyment of their fans.

Featuring a number of high profile names like Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag and James ‘hazed’ Cobb, Mythic is a team where players that have played at the highest level of the professional scene can take a more relaxed approach to playing after retiring from actively competing.

Unfortunately, the players got themselves into a spot of bother on May 3rd when they were playing in the online qualifier for ESL One Cologne and streaming their gameplay on Twitch.

ESL, who have an exclusivity deal with Facebook for streaming ESL One events, were clearly unimpressed with the fact that the Mythic players were taking away a good deal of their viewership and decided to forfeit them in their match against eUnited.

The whole situation caused a great deal of outrage within the CS:GO community as people argued in favor of both Mythic and ESL. However, some people took a much more lighthearted approach to things, like the FACEIT admin that trolled the Mythic players just hours after the drama:

While making a joke of a situation like this is often the best way of dealing with it, the issue with streaming rights between personal streams and event organizers is one that rears its head a few times every year.

ESL’s own rulings seem to contradict themselves so it is virtually impossible for a player or team to know when they are working within the rules or in violation of them.

It is also hard to escape from the feeling that they only took umbridge with Mythic because the players had more viewers than the official Facebook stream – a conscious decision made by most fans due to the better quality of Twitch streams.

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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.