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OpTic Gaming Player k0nfig Apparently Told to Kill Himself and His Family For Comments About FaZe Clan's GuardiaN

by Calum Patterson
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OpTic Gaming star Kristian "konfig" Wienecke has claimed that he received death threats and was told to 'kill his family', after he jokingly made comments about FaZe Clan player Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovačs.

k0nfig made the comments during and after FaZe Clan's semi-final match against Astralis at the ESL Pro League Season 7 finals, which FaZe lost 2-0.

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GuardiaN had a particularly bad individual performance, at one point having zero frags to fifteen deaths. 

He finished the map 5-20, and overall was 12-36 over both maps, as Astralis effectively shut down the usually prolific AWPer.

During the match, k0nfig jokingly tweeted about GuardiaN's poor performance, which some fans reacted to negatively.

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And not only fans, as Natus Vincere star player Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev even told GuardiaN what roughly translates to:

"Do not pay attention to this bot"

k0nfig later tweeted, explaining that not only did some fans take his light hearted comments too seriously, they also made death threats and told him to kill his family.

He explains that his comments were not intended as 'taking shots' at the FaZe player, but genuinely commenting on his 'embracing' of the score.

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GuardiaN himself seemed to have got the joke, and told k0nfig that there was no bad blood, and that when people do not understand they resort to insults.

There is of course somewhat of a rivalry between OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan in the history of the two organizations, but it is surprising to hear that so many were this vitriolic in response to k0nfig's comments.

However, as even s1mple believed he was mocking GuardiaN, it is easy to see how some fans may have interpreted the Tweets to be directed negatively, rather than jovially as k0nfig claims.