Neymar clutches 1v4 on route to beating Gabriel Jesus in CS:GO showmatch - Dexerto
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Neymar clutches 1v4 on route to beating Gabriel Jesus in CS:GO showmatch

Published: 16/Apr/2019 10:26

by Connor Bennett

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Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. has once again displayed his clearly impressive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skills, with an incredible 1v4 clutch play.

Neymar’s history with CS:GO

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has made no secret about his love for CS:GO – using the ‘flashbang dance’ to celebrate one of his World Cup goal’s while also getting Brazilian teams MIBR and Furia on social media.

Neymar has linked up with players from both teams in the past and held his own in-games but, on April 15, he had been bidding to take on Furia after seeing off fellow soccer stars like Gabriel Jesus, Artur, and Nene.

Twitter: FallenCSNeymar has squadded up with legendary AWPer Fallen for games of CS:GO in the past.

Neymar clutches up on Mirage

He has already shown off his impressive clutch ability on Mirage with a 1v5 ace back in February, but with more pressure on the line, Neymar dropped a 1v4 clutch in almost identical fashion.

After planting the bomb on the B bombsite, Neymar quickly repositioned himself into Market, showing patience to let all four players burst past him. Yet they walked right into his trap as he sprayed down two counter-terrorists who had been attempting a defuse.

For his third kill, the forward wiped out Brazilian teammate Gabriel Jesus, and immediately tried to, once again, secure a cheeky knife kill to finish off his clutch. While he did secure a thirteenth round for his team, the forward was unable to bag the knife – instead, settling for one hit and a bomb explosion to end the round.

Thanks to that clutch, Neymar’s team went on to secure the game and progress on to play Furia in a one-map match on Inferno.

However, despite his skills, the PSG superstar was no match for Furia as the professional team waltzed their way to a clean 16-0 win in the finals – with Yuri ‘yuurih’ Santos securing their own knife kill on him in the first-half.

MIBR Neymar incoming?

Even if there is a Brazilian roster shuffle anytime soon, Neymar can probably count himself out of the running for a roster spot now after getting waxed by Furia.

He may not have been considering swapping the soccer pitch for the virtual battlefield of CS:GO anytime soon, but any dreams he may have had of winning a Major can safely be consigned to the trash.

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3kliksphilip claims CSGO’s Deagle doesn’t need buff despite player outrage

Published: 28/Nov/2020 3:33

by Andrew Amos

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Philip ‘3kliksphilip’ Dyer has weighed into the CS:GO Desert Eagle debate, saying that the $800 hand-cannon doesn’t need a buff like players have suggested. Instead, the popular YouTuber believes the gun is well-balanced.

The Desert Eagle is one of Counter-Strike’s most iconic guns. Countless plays have been made with the hand-cannon, from Happy’s Play of the Decade Ace, to Xizt’s huge clutch way back in the 1.6 days for Fnatic.

However, recently players have gotten in an uproar over the gun feeling weaker than it ever has before. Dozens of posts have skyrocketed to the top of the /r/globaloffensive subreddit, all claiming the Deagle doesn’t live up to its former glory.

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The Deagle has been put under the microscope by the community for being weaker than ever before, but 3kliksphilip believes the claims are baseless.

“The Desert Eagle is flawed. Not because it is overpowered or underpowered, but because its intention is missed by the developers. It is supposed to be a high skill, high reward type of gun. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the case,” one post by Woody_S said.

However, YouTuber 3kliksphilip has debunked these claims, saying they’re not backed by facts. They’re reliant on nostalgia, which doesn’t even really exist, to base a point that the Deagle needs a buff.

“I think it’s dangerous to see older games as to what CS:GO should aspire to imitate. Compared to any other game in existence, CS:GO’s weapons have been far more rigorously balanced to ensure they all serve some sort of purpose,” he said in a November 27 video.

“All those frags you’ve seen from pros are as much luck as anything else. There was one difference back then, and that was the second shot fired was just as precise as the first.”

He broke down the stats of the Deagle to prove his point. The gun is one of the most accurate in the game, beating out all other pistols, and even most of the rifles. While it’s never claimed to be the “most accurate,” it’s still “surprisingly accurate,” like the weapon’s description says.

“The gun has never claimed to be the most accurate in the game, not by a long shot. The Deagle does live up to its expectation of being surprisingly accurate though.”

Valve did try to fill the community niche for a sniper-like hand cannon in the R8 Revolver, but that missed the mark due to the long wind-up. Now, the community wants that ideal gun to be the Deagle, which Philip says is illogical.

“For what people want from the Deagle, you’d be better off making an entirely new weapon to fulfil these criteria. But Valve did make a new weapon ⁠— they made the Revolver, which players can opt for instead of a Deagle, but don’t because it’s a bit rubbish.”

R8 Revolver in CSGO
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The R8 Revolver has failed to fill the void CS:GO players want.

There has been a decent patch proposed by community modders. The Weapon Balance Mod’s latest update, which 3kliksphilip highlighted, would decrease the Deagle’s high damage drop off, while reducing its base damage and armor penetration to reward headshots.

While these changes won’t be making it into the game properly, at least for now, 3kliks wants the community to realise that the Deagle is in a better spot than ever before. He used a side-by-side of 1.6 vs CS:GO as a comparison, and the Deagle in the 2012 release is far more accurate.

“As far as competitive Counter-Strike goes, RNG has always had a part to play with the Deagle. Those wanting less of the random element should be praising the gun for the state that it’s in right now in CS:GO in 2020.”