Former Immortals and 100 Thieves CS:GO pro in talks to join MIBR - Dexerto
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Former Immortals and 100 Thieves CS:GO pro in talks to join MIBR

Published: 11/Dec/2018 23:42 Updated: 11/Dec/2018 23:47

by Wyatt Donigan

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As we near the end of 2018, a number of high-profile CS:GO teams are looking to revamp their rosters, with MIBR reportedly looking to add a controversial player to the fold.

December 11 clearly is the day of roster rumors, as it was first reported that MIBR would be making a trade with Team Liquid to receive Epitácio “TACO” de Melo and head coach Wilton “zews” Prado in exchange for Jacky ‘Stewier2k’ Yip.

It now looks as though another deal might be in the works as Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis of VPEsports has reported that MIBR is in talks with Vito ‘kNgV-’ Giuseppe to join the active roster.

While kNgV- has been out of the spotlight for most of 2018, he is no stranger to being the center of the conversation, having been involved in two high-profile incidents over the last year.

He was first terminated by Immortals after Tweeting a death threat to Counter Logic Gaming’s Pujan ‘FNS’ Mehta after Dreamhack Montreal in October 2017.

Then, after joining 100 Thieves in early 2018, kNgV- again found himself in the limelight for making homophobic comments towards Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, which directly led to his release from 100 Thieves before even playing an official match.

kNgV- during his stint with Immortals in 2017.

After spending some time out of the spotlight, kNgV- made a public apology to Immortals, 100 Thieves, Thorin, and FNS in a lengthy Twitlonger posted on December 7.

He ended the apology by saying “I want to prove in and out of the game that I have changed.”

While it seemed like a somewhat sudden apology at first, it’s now clear that he’s trying to prove that he truly is ready for the big time again with MIBR.

There will still be visa issues to sort out before anything can become official, but it looks as though kNgV- could be back in the mix with a MIBR team that is looking to recover from a string of disappointing performances in 2018.

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Cloud9 CSGO terminates woxic’s contract three-months after forming the “Colossus”

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:44 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:46

by Andrew Amos

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Cloud9 are making another change to their long-term CS:GO “colossus,” reportedly benching Turkish AWPer Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker for ex-Chaos’ Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach. The former mousesports star is just three months into his three-year contract.

Update on January 18

Cloud9 and woxic mutually agreed to terminate the AWPer’s contract after trying to navigate problems that were “almost insurmountable.”

CSGO fans are now looking ahead for what may come next as C9 officially look for a replacement AWPer and head coach, as woxic will now plan his next move apart from the org.

Original story follows below


Cloud9 is undergoing big changes heading into the 2021 season. Turkish star woxic could be on his way out of the colossus just three months into his three-year contract.

The star AWPer is reportedly being benched “due to non-performance related issues,” according to Rush B Media, but a person close to the team “did not believe that there was an internal disagreement that took place which would cause [woxic] to be [benched].”

woxic playing for mousesports at DreamHack Open
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Woxic is set to be benched on Cloud9’s CS:GO colossus for American rifler Xeppaa.

The team had mixed results after their late-2020 rebuild, finishing last in Flashpoint Season 2, but third in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

W0xic has posted middling results at these recent events, with an average HLTV rating of 1.00 since joining Cloud9. He has struggled to shine like his 2019 peak with mousesports, where he played a part in claiming the European squad a ESL Pro League Season 10 title.

First in line to replace woxic is the now teamless Xeppaa. After the disbanding of Chaos, the squad has gone their separate ways, with the likes of Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf and Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina swapping to Valorant.

The 20-year-old American rifler shone during Chaos’ rise at the end of 2020, helping the squad win IEM Beijing 2020, DreamHack Masters Winter, and secure a podium spot at ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Summer.

Speculation has also been rife about who else Cloud9 could potentially be signing. Cloud9 General Manager Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer posted a Tweet with four emojis indicating two contracts being signed.

With the removal of Kassad at the end of 2020, the second signing could indicate a return of former Assistant Coach Chris ‘Elmapuddy’ Tebbit. The Australian coach has been linked with Cloud9 yet again, less than two months after leaving the squad for Gen.G.

Cloud9 are yet to confirm either the benching of woxic, or the signing of Xeppaa. We will update you as more information arises.