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DeKay’s Sources: Envy exploring replacements for jdm

Published: 17/May/2019 16:01 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 13:05

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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North American Counter-Strike team Envy are exploring potential replacements for Josh “jdm” Marzano on the active roster, according to multiple sources close to the team and player. Envy has already begun trying out new players, including Tyson “TenZ” Ngo yesterday evening.

jdm has been with Team Envy since late September last year, when the organization ventured into Counter-Strike once again after spending just over three months away after parting ways with their French roster. Joining with him, were: Noah “Nifty” Francis, Taylor “Drone” Johnson, Steven “reltuC” Cutler, and Kory “SEMPHIS” Friesen.

If jdm is replaced, Nifty will be the only original member of the roster. It is expected that Nifty will take over the AWPing role while remaining in-game leader, a structure he used during a large part of his time with the Renegades organization.

DreamhackThe former Team Liquid man joined Envy back in late 2018.

Team Envy finished in last place of their group for Season 9 of ESL Pro League and will have to play the relegation stage of the tournament against INTZ Esports, Lazarus Esports, and the 2nd & 3rd place teams from Season 31 ESEA Premier Mountain Dew League.

Dates for the relegation stage have yet to be announced by ESL but have been confirmed to be taking place online. The top two of the five teams will join the 1st place Season 31 ESEA Premier Mountain Dew League team in ESL Pro League Season 10 later this year.

ESLTeam Envy competed at the NA Minor qualifier for IEM Katowice under Karrigan’s in-game leadership.

Season 9 was the first season to exist entirely on LAN and is currently in the second stage of play prior to the playoffs next month.

If jdm does depart Envy, the roster moving forward will consist of:

  • Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis
  • Sam ‘s0m’ Oh
  • Jacob ‘FugLy’ Medina
  • Bradly ‘ANDROID’ Foder
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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.