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How a Young CSGO Pro Is Becoming Cloud9’s Next Stewie2K

Published: 3/Aug/2020 16:22 Updated: 3/Aug/2020 16:23

by Joe Craven

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With Stewie2K heralded as one of the best NA CS:GO players to ever play the game, Floppy has very big shoes to fill on an expectant Cloud9 roster, seeking to make its way to the top. Here, we look at how he continues to defy the odds and consistently impress. 

Jacky ‘Stewie2K’ Yip leaving Cloud9 back in 2018 left an unmistakable gap at the heart of what had been a solid roster. While not hitting the heights of the best CS:GO rosters ever, they managed a number of impressive placements, with the biggest coming at the 2018 E LEAGUE Boston Major.

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However, after the success, SK Gaming swooped for Stewie2K. Since then, Cloud9 have changed roster multiple times, struggling to replicate the success the North American star brought them.

The answer, potentially, lies with Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery, a young rifler and AWPer who joined C9 in January of 2020. While the team has not been propelled to greatness just yet, they have placed consistently well at some of the game’s biggest tournaments.

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4th place at Flashpoint Season 1 was followed by 5th-6th at BLAST Premier Spring 2020. They are not yet breaking the very top of professional CS:GO, but they’re as close as they’ve been for a while, and floppy is a massive part of that.

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How GeT_RiGHT became CSGO’s first God

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:58 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund became the first god of the game by dazzling a generation of players, propelling the game’s meta by years, and leaving a historic mark not to be outdone anytime soon.

Since 2010, before CS:GO ever hit the market, GeT_RiGhT was already terrorizing teams in 1.6 with fellow Swede Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. Since their early 20s, the duo would rampage through events during their stints at Fnatic and SK Gaming.

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If his career would have stopped in the 1.6 servers, his name would have still carried weight through the esports annals -but then, Global Offensive came out in 2012, where he would ascend to even greater heights of notoriety.

From the start, GeT_RiGhT would prove to be an instrumental force to reshape the Counter-Strike meta, specializing in dangerous lurks that would tilt opponents or catch them off guard.

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It was risky, but so was his modus operandi. When early CS:GO pros would perfect their taps for long-range kills, he would hold Mouse1 to mow down entire teams with pinpoint recoil mastery.

He would soon be known for his multi-kills from a distance, without the need for consecutive fires, instead electing for choice bullet accuracy to push his team forward.

The #1 player in the world in 2013 and 2014, GeT_RiGhT, and the rest of the reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas that included Adam ‘Friberg,’ Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, Forest, and Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström would create an astounding 87-0 map win run.

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GeT_RiGhT would go on to have an illustrious career filled with trophies, titles, and glory, becoming the first god of CS:GO along the way.