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S1mple channels inner Dr Disrespect in hilarious response to Twitch ban

Published: 29/Jul/2020 20:55 Updated: 29/Jul/2020 21:11

by Alan Bernal

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CSGO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev didn’t take his latest Twitch ban quietly, referencing a handful of the streaming company’s recent controversies dealing with Dr Disrespect, complacency, or lack of transparency.

S1mple, and former teammate Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko, were banned from Twitch on July 29. This isn’t the first time that either of the pros have been banned, and, per Twitch policy, the specific reason for the decision remains unknown.

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Moments after his ban was announced, s1mple gave his audience a brief statement that channeled the Doc’s message when he was banned, even addressing the ‘Champions Club’ for his latest ban.

“Champions Club, Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time,” he tweeted.

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It’s not hard to read between the lines to see the parallels s1mple was trying to make seeing as the reason for his suspension, and the length of it, remain unknown.

After Dr Disrespect’s surprise ban, the Two-Time, who had signed an exclusive contract with Twitch months before, was ousted from the platform without a “specific reason behind their decision.”

Capping off his statement, the CS superstar sarcastically invited his audience to “enjoy [his] other streams with ‘great’ giveaways that everyone can ‘easily’ win.”

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Once again, this hit a soft spot with the community seeing as the CS:GO category on Twitch is riddled with streams that use the names, faces, and content of other people to lure viewers into scam promotions.

S1mple hit out at the fake giveaway channels that take the likeness of other streamers.

Phishing streams have used the likeness of everyone from s1mple, Astralis’ Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz, then-Mixer exclusive streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip, and more.

These channels use blatant view-bots to amass thousands of ‘participants’ but have persisted for months on end, and Twitch audiences have been clamoring for the company to put an end to them.

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Since this is yet another ban on s1mple’s channel, it’s unknown how long his stream will be down for, but he and his fans are awaiting more information from Twitch.

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How GeT_RiGHT became CSGO’s first God

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:58 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund became the first god of the game by dazzling a generation of players, propelling the game’s meta by years, and leaving a historic mark not to be outdone anytime soon.

Since 2010, before CS:GO ever hit the market, GeT_RiGhT was already terrorizing teams in 1.6 with fellow Swede Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. Since their early 20s, the duo would rampage through events during their stints at Fnatic and SK Gaming.

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If his career would have stopped in the 1.6 servers, his name would have still carried weight through the esports annals -but then, Global Offensive came out in 2012, where he would ascend to even greater heights of notoriety.

From the start, GeT_RiGhT would prove to be an instrumental force to reshape the Counter-Strike meta, specializing in dangerous lurks that would tilt opponents or catch them off guard.

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It was risky, but so was his modus operandi. When early CS:GO pros would perfect their taps for long-range kills, he would hold Mouse1 to mow down entire teams with pinpoint recoil mastery.

He would soon be known for his multi-kills from a distance, without the need for consecutive fires, instead electing for choice bullet accuracy to push his team forward.

The #1 player in the world in 2013 and 2014, GeT_RiGhT, and the rest of the reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas that included Adam ‘Friberg,’ Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, Forest, and Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström would create an astounding 87-0 map win run.

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GeT_RiGhT would go on to have an illustrious career filled with trophies, titles, and glory, becoming the first god of CS:GO along the way.