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

Published: 20/May/2018 17:18 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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