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NBK takes shots at Team Vitality teammates after getting benched

Published: 8/Sep/2019 23:21 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 12:20

by Scott Robertson


The French CSGO veteran Nathan ‘NBK’ Schmitt is not happy about being benched by Team Vitality after the StarLadder Berlin major, and he’s making that clear on his Discord channel.

Team Vitality entered CS:GO almost exactly a year ago, and have had plenty of success in that time. The French squad had an excellent summer, with championships at cs_summit and the ECS finals, and high finishes at ESL Cologne and IEM Chicago.

They arrived to the StarLadder Berlin major as championship contenders, but after a less-than-stellar start and finish to the major, Vitality made the decision to move NBK to the bench. And he doesn’t appear to be happy there, as indicated by messages on his Discord channel.

StarLadderapEX talking to NBK during New Challengers stage

“I don’t wish them bad things, but I don’t wish them good things either,” he wrote. “They’re dead to me already.”

NBK revealed he wasn’t really on good terms with the Vitality guys, but pointed out that Alex ‘ALEX’ McMeekin, Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire, and coach Rémy ‘XTQZZZ’ Quoniam specifically were the ones making decisions, and that Mathieu “ZywOo’ Herbaut and Cédric ‘RpK; Guipouy “are just following what’s happening.”

NBK is clearly unhappy on the bench, as he’s found himself in an all too familiar situation. He spent months on the bench of G2 Esports before finally getting released and signing with Team Vitality in 2018. It’s evident he’s not looking to spend too much time on the bench, as he’s added “get me out” to his Twitter bio.

NBK offered a preview for what happens next in his career, saying “I’ll land on my feet and beat the French teams per usual.” This could be an indication that he signs with an international roster, or he’s just expressing frustration towards the current French scene. He offered a more complete promise on Twitter:

“I heard the news few hours ago, so I have not much to say tonight. But I’m far from done. I’m gonna have to flex tomorrow, find an international team and remind why I am in this position, and then we’ll get back at fighting for the top positions! See you tomorrow“

For Team Vitality, they will need to find either a permanent or temporary fifth player very soon, as they will be participating at BLAST Pro Series Moscow in just a few days.

In their roster change announcement, the team did say they will reveal further details about their future in the coming days.


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.