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SK Gaming Players Stopped Wearing Team Jerseys Due to Organization’s Refusal to Provide Practice Facilities

Published: 5/Jun/2018 16:01 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 14:56

by Ross Deason

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It looks like tensions between the SK Gaming organization and its current Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team have reached fever pitch.

It is common knowledge that the current SK Gaming team will be leaving the organization for a new opportunity with Immortals in July, potentially under the revived MiBR (Made in Brazil) name.

Meanwhile, SK Gaming is rumored to have already reached an agreement with another Brazilian roster in the form of Não Tem Como, a team that features names like Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau and Vito ‘kNgV-’ Giuseppe.

Cracks have started to show as the split between SK Gaming and Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo’s legendary roster draws ever closer, and the team drew a great deal of attention at StarSeries Season 5 Finals when they played without their jerseys.

According to a new report on dbltap from industry insider Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis, the relationship has deteriorated to the point where SK Gaming will no longer provide the players with training facilities or a place to boot camp for events

RFRSH Entertainment2017 was another strong year for SK Gaming but 2018 has been a different story entirely.

DeKay says that multiple sources confirmed that SK has given space to the NTC players instead and that FalleN and company have been forced to negotiate boot camp locations with tournament organizers in exchange for appearing at events:

“The SK players have negotiated boot camp locations on their own with tournament organizers in exchange for agreeing to play in smaller tournaments. That explains SK’s appearance at the Adrenaline Cyber League and a future appearance at a small tournament in Portugal,”

It certainly looks like the relationship between the organization and the players has become irreparable and everyone involved will be counting down the days until it comes to an end.

SK Gaming won the ESL One Cologne 2016 Major and numerous other international tournaments throughout 2016 and 2017 but the team has struggled in 2018, winning just one small event in the form of Adrenaline Cyber League 2018.

Both SK Gaming and NTC will be in attendance on home soil at ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 from June 13th – 17th. The $200,000 tournament in Brazil is also expected to be the last LAN event for FalleN and co. under the SK banner.

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S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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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.