FURIA’s arT responds to m0E’s criticism following ECS Season 7 CS:GO Finals - Dexerto

FURIA’s arT responds to m0E’s criticism following ECS Season 7 CS:GO Finals

Published: 10/Jun/2019 12:24 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 12:50

by Matt Porter


FURIA in-game leader Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has responded to criticism aimed at him by former CS:GO pro m0E following his team’s second place finish at the ECS Season 7 Finals.

Brazillian team FURIA surprised many when they managed to beat Danish powerhouses Astralis twice at ECS Season 7 Finals, before knocking out North on their way to a showdown against Team Vitality in the grand finals.

Following FURIA’s loss to Vitality, m0E called out arT for what he felt was an easily-countered playstyle, stating that the way he plays cost his team the match.

DreamhackArT’s FURIA reached the grand final against Team Vitality.

In a now-deleted tweet, the former CS:GO pro player wrote that he felt “Art [had] consistently lost them rounds by doing exactly what Vitality [expected].”

M0E felt arT had “consistently” lost FURIA rounds.

The Brazilian didn’t agree with m0E’s evaluation of his playstyle, though, responding that even though he dies a lot in matches, his deaths serve a purpose and he has no intention of altering his behaviour if his team is still beating other top squads.

“I create space and opportunity so my team has a better chance of winning the round,” wrote arT. “It’s only noticeable when it goes wrong, I don’t blame you for that, but as long as we are beating Tier 1 teams with this mentality, I’ll be dying somewhere.”

M0E admits that it is sometimes hard to tell from the outside looking in, but felt that arT needs to make adjustments, especially when it’s going wrong “round after round.”

He did later conceded that he was wrong in his original assessment that the Brazilian cost his team the match though, and wished him the best of luck in the future.

FURIA’s impressive run at the ECS Season 7 Finals came to an end when they squared off against French squad Vitality, who swept the Brazilians in a best-of-three to secure the trophy, and the $225,000 grand prize.

FURIA will return to compete in Europe in July, when they compete at ESL One: Cologne 2019.


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.