Mixwell Reportedly Set to Reunite With Former OpTic Gaming Teammates in Cloud9 - Dexerto
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Mixwell Reportedly Set to Reunite With Former OpTic Gaming Teammates in Cloud9

Published: 26/Jun/2018 10:27 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:24

by Ross Deason

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Former OpTic Gaming star Óscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas is reportedly set to reunite with two of his former teammates as a stand-in for the reigning Major Champions, Cloud9.

Mixwell left OpTic Gaming in February of 2018 after almost two years with the North American organization but the Spanish star has struggled to find a permanent home ever since.

He joined G2 Esports on a trial basis in March but the organization eventually decided to overhaul the CS:GO roster completely following some sub-par results – allowing Richard ‘shox’ Papillon to assemble a new trial team.

Now, according to reports from Rush B Media, mixwell could potentially have the opportunity to reunite with two of his former OpTic teammates, Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik and Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, as a stand in for Cloud9.

Cloud9 has been looking for a new permanent fifth since deciding to bench Pujan ‘FNS’ Mehta in May, and it looks like the reported talks with G2’s Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt have now stalled.

With this in mind, it looks like mixwell will be playing with the North American team at ESL One: Cologne and ELEAGUE Premier. Whether this could eventually result in a permanent position with the team is currently uncertain.

ELEAGUEThe Cloud9 players have struggled to regain their ELEAGUE Boston form.

Mixwell, RUSH, and tarik had some impressive results during their time with OpTic Gaming, including the stunning ELEAGUE Season 2 victory over Astralis in 2016.

RUSH and tarik are now the reigning Major Champions but the Cloud9 players have struggled to repeat their ELEAGUE Boston 2018 success since losing Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip to SK Gaming in March.

Mixwell’s reported stand-in stint with the team will be a big opportunity for both parties to get their 2018 CS:GO season back on track.

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S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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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.