NBK reveals why he’s leaving the French CSGO scene to play international - Dexerto

NBK reveals why he’s leaving the French CSGO scene to play international

Published: 20/Sep/2019 19:36 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 0:03

by Scott Robertson


Nathan ‘NBK’ Schmitt, wildcard of the #OMENChallenge and current CSGO free agent, spoke to Frankie Ward and Dexerto in London about the unique competition and his future plans.

For ten years, the Natural Born Killer has operated solely in the French CSGO scene. Since the inception of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, NBK has played for every prominent French team that has entered the scene: Titan, LDLC, VeryGames, EnVyUs (before they became Team Envy), G2 Esports, and lastly Vitality.

But after an extensive run in the French scene that netted him two major titles, the 25 year old is moving on to international waters, and is very excited by the prospect, as he told Frankie and Dexerto.

“I’ve been in the French scene for 10 years..dealing with all of that. I’m going international, I want to try something new.”

NBK was part of the original Vitality lineup that was announced when the organization formed in 2018. He is the first player of theirs to move on, after he was benched at the conclusion of the StarLadder Berlin major.

NBK did not respond positively to the roster change. He hinted on his Discord channel that there was friction between him and certain players. He promised he would “beat the French teams” no matter where he goes next. And on his Twitter biography, it reads “Benchwarmer for @TeamVitality (get me out I wanna play).”

NBK revealed that he’s had his eyes set on an international move in the past, but remained in the French scene:

“I was ready to go international last year before Vitality happened, and now I’m very excited to go in that direction and make something happen.”

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DreamHackNBK during an interview at DreamHack

NBK was unable to offer any breaking news or updates on either who his new teammates could be or what organization he’ll play under, but did mention that he has “good plans.”

NBK’s next move comes during a highly anticipated post-major roster shuffle. Not only are highly valued free agents like coldzera and aleksib available, but teams like Dignitas, 100 Thieves, and compLexity are looking to go all in with brand new rosters.


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.