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GeT_RighT apologizes after posting picture in US Marine uniform

Published: 11/Aug/2019 10:19 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary

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CS:GO veteran Christopher ‘GeT_RighT’ Alesund has apologized after being criticized for wearing a US Marine uniform in one of his Instagram posts.

GeT_RighT, who is one of the most iconic players in CS:GO, found himself on the receiving end of some backlash after he had the opportunity to try on a US Marine uniform.

The Ninjas in Pyjamas star shared a few photos with fans on his Instagram and Twitter while wearing the uniform but quickly received some harsh responses from a handful of his followers.

DreamHackGeT_RighT is one of the most popular CS:GO pros.

In the post titled “Captain”, the Swedish pro was ironically displaying a former sergeant major’s US Marine Corps uniform who had given him the chance to try it on.

However, some fans began to criticize GeT_RighT’s choice of attire in the comments, such as one saying, “You lost a long term fan, you didn’t earn that uniform.”

GeT_RighT then explained to fans that his post was not meant to be disrespectful towards those that have served in the military and expressed that he just wanted to share his chance to try the uniform on with his fans.

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“It’s not about that brother, I got the chance to try it out and nothing more. You can hate me/feel like I’ve disrespected you after that and that wasn’t something I would never want to do”, GeT_RighT wrote.

When responding to another fan who detailed why trying the outfit on could be seen as disrespectful, GeT_RighT issued an apology to those who were offended by his posts and claimed that he had no intention of doing so, “I’d respect what you say and I’d always do that and if I offended anyone with doing that. I’m very sorry, wasn’t my intention at all.”

getright instagramResponses to GeT_RighT wearing the US Marine Corps uniform.

Despite some of the criticism, the majority of the Swedish star’s followers responded positively for GeT_RighT’s latest posts with one even calling him “the CS:GO Major”, playing off the name of the year’s biggest tournaments.

GeT_Right, who has one CS:GO Major victory and five Major final appearances to his name, will be looking to live up to his new fan-given name as “The CS:GO major” at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019.

The Swede will be getting into action during the Legends stage of the tournament on August 28, due to their Top 8 placing at the previous major, IEM Katowice 2019.

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Fake s1mple & Shroud scam streams take over CSGO on Twitch again

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:15 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 19:35

by Connor Bennett

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Troll streams have been taking over the CS:GO category on Twitch yet again, using Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s names to promote scam giveaways. 

Typically, the only times you’ll find Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dominating the Twitch viewership charts is when there’s a major tournament on the go, a former pro like Shroud makes a surprise return, or a celebrity like Neymar shows off their skills.

However, there are times when the game gets some incredible viewing numbers when trolls decide to take over the section and capitalize on its popularity. 

These trolls claim to be someone like Shroud, s1mple, or NiKo while running fake giveaways that put the Steam accounts of CS:GO fans in danger of being hacked. 

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Twitch: Shroud
Despite being a former CS:GO pro, Shroud is still used in these scams.

These fake streams pop up every few months, and have been called out by pros like s1mple in the past, however, neither the pros or Twitch have been able to completely stamp them out yet.

On October 25, with the ESL One New York CIS tournament attracting thousands of viewers, these trolls struck once again by using old VODs from both s1mple and Shroud, once again claiming that fans can win prizes by getting involved.

In fact, at one point, the two channels were in the top three watch channels of the day – amassing 22,000 and 17,500 viewers respectively – and sitting just behind the main Russian stream for ESL One New York CIS. 

Screenshot of Twitch showing the CSGO category with fake streams
Screenshot via Twitch
The fake channels have the names of CSGO pros, but have unusual graphics attached.

The two channels that cropped up intially, s1mple6282 and ShroudWRBE, have since been deleted, but other channels named s1mple1021 and ShroudRXND have taken their place.

At the time of writing, both channels have been running the same fake giveaways and graphics, as well as the same past VODs from both s1mple and Shroud, so it might hard to tell the difference to some viewers, but they’re not the real thing.