Former SK Gaming CS:GO Roster Officially Move to 'Made in Brazil' (MiBR), Partner with Tinder and Betway - Dexerto
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Former SK Gaming CS:GO Roster Officially Move to ‘Made in Brazil’ (MiBR), Partner with Tinder and Betway

Published: 23/Jun/2018 22:35 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:01

by Calum Patterson

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The full former roster of SK Gaming have officially completed their move to Immortals’ owned brand Made in Brazil (MiBR), with the team’s first two sponsors confirmed.

The move has been anticipated for months, with fans waiting expectantly for the official announcement amid growing speculation of discontent between SK and their now former players.

The players had even chosen not to wear their official SK jersey’s during recent tournaments, signalling that the move was imminent.

On June 7th, the reveal date was provided, set for June 23rd when the legendary MiBR brand would make its return to esports, after US organization Immortals purchased the rights.

The team is a full transfer of the former SK players and coach, Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia, with all players hailing from Brazil with the exception of former Cloud 9 star Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip.

MiBR is a nostalgic name to many, especially Brazilian CS:GO fans, as the organization represented teams from 2003 until 2012.

Immortals CEO Noah Whinston, who is also the CEO of Overwatch League team Los Angeles Valiant, purchased the MiBR brand earlier in 2018.

The full roster is  Gabriel “Fallen” Toledo, Marcelo “coldzera” David, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Marcelo “coldzera” David, Ricardo “boltz” Prass and Stewie2K.

In addition to the team announcement, two major new sponsors have also been announced, with dating app Tinder and bookmakers Betway both partnering up with the MiBR brand.

These brands join the companies already sponsoring Immortals: K-Swiss, Razor and and Mountain Dew.

Betway has already shown interest in CS:GO esports specifically, partnered with Swedish organization Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP).

Apparently, the Tinder sponsorship will connect Counter-Strike fans together, although it is unclear exactly how this will operate.

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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.