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How Subroza went from CSGO’s accused cheater to VALORANT trailblazer

Published: 10/Nov/2020 19:46

by Bill Cooney

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Yassine ‘Subroza’ Taoufik began his CS:GO career in the semi-professional scene, but was only a competitive player for five years before allegations of cheating began to swarm the Canadian prodigy.

While the claims, which were based on various suspicious-looking gameplay clips, never were proven to be true they still wreaked havoc on Roza’s mindset.

“I was playing and barely felt like it was the old me who used to frag a lot and play like I was the most confident person on the server,” he said. He’s always denied cheating in any form on Counter-Strike, but that stigma still stuck around for the rest of his career in the game.

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Subroza was a mainstay in Tier 2 North American professional CSGO for years.

With the release of Valorant though, a ton of professional players jumped ship from CS:GO and other games for Riot’s competitive and widely-hyped 5v5 FPS.

Subroza would join forces with Matthew ‘Wardell’ Yu and some other former CLG teammates to form one of the best-looking squads around during the Valorant beta. And have shown little signs of slowing down.

This roster was quickly scooped up by TSM and has since consistently finished among the best teams in North America during these early days of the game as an esport. Despite subroza’s turbulent career, he turned it all around in Valorant to become a focal point for SoloMid’s Valorant ambitions.

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How Stanislaw became NA CSGO’s greatest leader

Published: 28/Nov/2020 20:36 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 22:06

by Alan Bernal

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Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz has been one of CSGO’s most impressive in-game leaders for years, leading teams to extremely impressive highs and, at times, disappointing lows. His persistence through myriad successes and failures has earned him the title of the region’s best IGL.

An all-around in-game leader is hard to come by. While Europe has its fair share of talent like Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen or Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, NA has historically been lacking in that department.

A 20-year-old Stanislaw burst on the scene in 2014 with fantastic aim and cheeky tactics. Through tumultuous roster relocations, he eventually landed on Conquest where consistent results were stacking up.

It wasn’t until the Greenwall had picked him up alongside Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, Damian ‘daps’ Steele, Shahzeeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan, and Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic, where CSGO crowds started to learn his name.

Through all the odds, this team would eventually qualify for the ESL Cologne Major. But after fizzling out in the group stage, there were a few roster changes in the OpTic lineup that saw stanislaw ousted from the team, just to eventually return a while later.

But this is the part in stan’s journey where he notably led the way to victories with his rifle as well as his tactical prowess on teams like Evil Geniuses. With the tactical side of CSGO taken care of, he resorted to focusing on himself to avoid being a detriment to the team.

Usually, IGLs aren’t expected to collect a lot of frags, but the NA leader defied convention throughout his career to be a potent threat on all parts of the map.