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NBK fires shots at G2 Esports after Team Vitality’s cs_summit 4 victory – Tournament final placements

Published: 27/May/2019 11:09 Updated: 27/May/2019 11:53

by Matt Porter


French CS:GO pro player Nathan ‘NBK’ Schmitt took aim at former team G2 Esports following Team Vitality’s victory at cs_summit 4 on Sunday, May 26.

The tournament, held in Los Angeles, California, saw six of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams in the world battle it out for a share of the $150,000 prize pool, with the French squad coming out on top.

For NBK, victory at cs_summit 4 was a sweet moment, following a 2018 which saw him spend much of the year sitting on the bench for G2 Esports. NBK played a significant part as his Team Vitality squad took down some major international talent on their way to the cs_summit 4 trophy.

ESLNBK spent much of 2018 on G2’s bench before his Vitality switch.

NBK takes aim at G2 Esports

Following their victory, the entire Team Vitality squad sat down with hosts Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer and Jason ‘OnFireMoses’ O’Toole to discuss their win, when HenryG asked NBK what the victory meant to them.

NBK’s response was a simple but clear dig at former team G2 Esports, replying: “First off, it means don’t fucking bench us.”

The Frenchman was almost certainly referencing the decision made by G2 to bench NBK and Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire from the team in favor of Richard ‘shox’ Papillon and his vision for the future of G2 CS:GO.

While G2 owner Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez states that he has “no regrets” regarding the decision, Team Vitality – led by the men he benched – have outplaced G2 at the IEM Katowice Major, and now secured a tournament victory on international soil.

Team Liquid come up short again

While Team Vitality clinched victory at cs_summit 4, it was another heartbreaking runners up medal for Team Liquid – their third of 2019.

Team Liquid were viewed as heavy favorites heading into the grand final, but were swept by the French squad 2-0. ENCE, who were also viewed as contenders to secure the cs_summit 4 crown, finished in 3rd-4th position with NRG Esports.

Ghost Gaming and Renegades were eliminated in the group stages, with the Australian organization failing to secure a single victory in the five-match group stage.

You can view the full final placings from the six-team invitational tournament below. 

cs_summit 4 2019 final tournament placings

Place Team Prize Money
1st Team Vitality $64,000
2nd Team Liquid $36,500
3rd – 4th NRG Esports $21,500
3rd – 4th ENCE $20,000
5th Ghost Gaming $4,500
6th Renegades $3,000

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.