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Report reveals why MIBR’s zews can’t sub for coldzera at StarLadder Berlin CS:GO Major

Published: 10/Jul/2019 8:08 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 10:29

by Joe O'Brien


Made in Brazil will reportedly not be able to use coach Wilton ‘Zews’ Prado as a stand-in for the StarLadder Berlin CS:GO Major after star player Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David requested to be benched.

The MiBR roster was thrown into uncertainty on July 7 after reports surfaced that coldzera has requested to be placed on the bench ahead of an eventual departure from the team.

If coldzera does ultimately leave the team, the move would mark the end of an era, with him having been a core member of the roster since 2015. During that time, the Brazilian squad won two Majors, established their own era of dominance, and for much of it coldzera was considered the best player in the world.

According to the report by HLTV, MiBR intended to field coldzera for BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, which takes place July 13-14, and IEM Chicago on July 18-21, before moving him to the bench. The team would then play with coach zews in his place at the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Those plans might have to be reconsidered, however, as a new report by Mais Esports suggests that Zews will not be eligible to play in coldzera’s place.

ESLColdzera is reportedly “seeking a new challenge” after nearly four years with the now-MiBR squad.

The Major ruleset does allow for coaches to stand in for players, as has been seen on a number of occasions, but only in cases deemed an emergency. For StarLadder, a player asking to be benched is reportedly not considered an emergency, and therefore MiBR will not be able to play with their coach.

The report casts further uncertainty over the state of the MiBR roster going forward, but it seems likely that any changes they wish to make will have to wait until after StarLadder Berlin, with rosters for the Major already being locked.

Exactly where coldzera could end up once the Major is complete remains to be seen, but there has been speculation that he could look to move to FaZe Clan, which would see him join forces with fellow superstar Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač.

The decision by coldzera to bench himself comes after an extended period of underwhelming results for MiBR. They haven’t won a premier tournament sinc making the move to the Immortals-owned brand, and the recent addition of Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles doesn’t seem to have reinvigorated the team, who finished in last place at ESL One Cologne, the result which appears to have prompted coldzera’s decision.


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.