Sources: suNny in discussions with ENCE as Cloud9 CS:GO talks cease - Dexerto
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Sources: suNny in discussions with ENCE as Cloud9 CS:GO talks cease

Published: 13/Mar/2019 12:46 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 12:58

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Discussions between the Cloud9 and Mousesports organizations have ceased in regards to the transfer of Finnish CS:GO player Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi, according to multiple sources. 

The possible transfer was first reported by HLTV last week, but it not expected to come to fruition. Multiple sources have informed Dexerto that ENCE is now a possible landing spot for the rifler instead. 

SuNny played for ENCE for almost an entire year in 2016, so joining the team would make it his second stint with the organization. It is unknown at this time who he would replace on the all-Finnish lineup if the transfer were to occur between them and Mouseports.

ESL / Intel Extreme MastersENCE secured an impressive second place finish at IEM Katowice 2019.

ENCE are coming off a tremendous run at the IEM Katowice 2019 Major, where they reached the Final against Astralis. That second place result was the best in the history of the team and organization at a Valve sponsored Major. It was their first Finals appearance in a large international tournament since their victory at StarSeries Season 6.

SuNny has been a member of the Mousesports organization since the middle of 2017. He helped them win ESG Tour Mykonos 2017, StarSeries Season 4, and ESL One: New York 2018 during his time on the roster.

DreamHack / Adela SznajdersuNny joined Mousesports in August of 2017.

It has been reported that the Mousesports roster will only retain two of their five contracted players moving forward in 2019. Former FaZe Clan in-game leader Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen has been linked with a move to the team, as have Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker and David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský.

The future of Mouz’s star AWPer Tomáš ‘oskar’ Šťastný remains uncertain.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.