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FaZe Rain’s Incredible Gesture to Young Fan with Cancer

Published: 16/Aug/2018 17:10 Updated: 16/Aug/2018 17:13

by Calum Patterson


FaZe Clan CS:GO player Håvard “rain” Nygaard met with a young fan suffering from cancer, and made an incredible gesture he will never forget.

The meeting happened back in March of 2018, but screenshots of rain’s conversation with the young fan were posted to Reddit on August 16, spreading the heartwarming story.

The ‘Slaughter’ skin on the butterfly knife is a very valuable skin, and one rain is known for using, making it the perfect gift for the young fan.

The conversation between the two shows rain send him the trade offer for the knife, and the fan even responds ‘isn’t this the knife you use?’.


Fan: What knife should I get?
rain: Hey are you still awake?
Fan: Yes
rain: I sent you a trade offer
Fan: Thank you
rain: No problem!
Fan: I’m smiling now
rain: Wonderful! I think it’s the coolest knife at the moment!
Fan: It’s really nice
Fan: But isn’t this the knife you use?

Confirmation of the trade was also posted on Reddit, showing the fan secured the Butterfly Slaughter.


The knife usually trades for around $300-$500 if in mint condition, and is notoriously rare and desirable.

Rain himself didn’t publicize the gesture greatly, and its unclear how the images made it to Reddit, but he no doubt made the young fan very happy even as he suffers through cancer.

Other fans praised rain for the touching story. One Redditor said:

Wow, genuinely really cool moment. Props to Rain for stepping up without having to and being a standup guy. Hopefully this gets a little more attention and other pros from the scene can do more community work. Huge part about this becoming a more legitimate sport is community interaction and support.

Rain and his FaZe Clan team are some of the biggest stars in professional CS:GO, considered an all star lineup capable of winning the grandest tournaments.

They have a busy schedule coming up for the remainder of 2018, with DreamHack Masters in Stockholm on August 29, before travelling to London for the $1 million FACEIT Major on September 12.

Source: Reddit


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

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney


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.