Stewie2K explains why Vitality isn't the second best CS:GO team yet - Dexerto

Stewie2K explains why Vitality isn’t the second best CS:GO team yet

Published: 25/Jul/2019 22:00 Updated: 26/Jul/2019 3:55

by Michael Gwilliam


Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip was on Counter Points with Duncan “Thorin” Shields and Jason “Moses” O’Toole on July 24 and was asked if Vitality was the second best CSGO team in the world. His answer was quite interesting. 

“Personally, I feel like Astralis is still number 2 in the world,” the Team Liquid star said. “I think the community is just giving them too much shit and it got to their heads so they’re underperforming a bit. I feel like they’re still a very strong team.” 

Astralis is currently ranked at #3 by HLTV and Vitality is second overall. Astralis had a couple of poorer performances lately coming 3-4 at ESL Cologne and 5-6 at ESL Pro League and the ECS Season 7 finals. 

Vitality, however, came second at ESL Cologne losing to Liquid and came first at the ECS season 7 finals.

“I feel like they’re still a very strong team,” Stewie said. “A team that can take us out.” 

Team Liquid has finished first in five straight competitions with their last second place finish being back on May 26 at CS Summit 4.  This has put them in conversations to solidify an era of their own at the upcoming StarLadder Major, but Astralis could stand in their way.

“We haven’t played them in awhile now… we’re not really sure what they can do against us anymore. As for Vitality, I also thought they were going to be a team to take us out during out last month on the road, but it felt like the more we played them, the weaker they got.” 

ESLTeam Liquid are currently ranked as the number one CS:GO team in the world

Liquid beat Vitality 2-0 in the quarter-finals at IEM Chicago and went on to win the entire event. 

Stewie then revealed that after the last tournament, Liquid talked about this earlier and agreed that Vitality wasn’t the second-best team in the world. 

Team Liquid’s next event is the StarLadder Berlin Major, which the team is currently bootcamping for. The event runs from August 28 – September 8. Team Liquid is one of eight Legend teams at the event alongside Astralis, ENCE, Natus Vincere, MiBR, FaZe Clan, Renegades and Ninjas in Pyjamas. 


Valve lifts Fnatic star KRIMZ’s mysterious CSGO VAC ban

Published: 1/Dec/2020 3:21 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 6:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Valve has lifted the VAC ban on CSGO legend KRIMZ, and although fans think it was probably due to a matchmaking tool, the reasons are still unknown.

The CSGO community stood still on November 28 after Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson announced he had been VAC banned. Valve never specified why, which made the situation a bit of a mystery.

“It seems that my account got vac banned,” he said. “CSGO can you fix this asap pls.” It sounded like he was probably more confused than anyone else and was adamant he’d done nothing wrong.

CSGO fans think he might have been banned for using a third-party tool named esportal to find matches. However, there has been no official word to support it.

FNATIC coach Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson issued a statement not long after. “We have reached out to Valve, TOs, and third-party community websites… to understand the nature of this unexpected shutdown,” he said. “We have no reason to believe this is the consequence of any intentional use of any illegal program.”

Either way, it didn’t take Valve long to rectify the issue. They’ve already lifted the ban, and it’s been a huge relief to CSGO players and FNATIC fans around the world.

The first one to spill the beans was ‘DonHaci.’ “Krimz has been unbanned,” he said. “His VAC ban has been removed from his Steam page.

KRIMZ’s Steam profile isn’t private, which means anyone can take a look and see for themselves. His fans have been pouring in and leaving comments to celebrate and share their relief.

Still, nobody is more excited than the man himself. KRIMZ made a brief statement on Twitter and expressed his gratitude for having it fixed. “I’m free [motherf**ers], he said. “Thank you CSGO for sorting it out quickly.”

Interestingly, Valve still hasn’t explained why they banned KRIMMZ in the first place. KRIMMZ hasn’t elaborated on it either.

In the end, though, the key takeaway is that it appears to have been a mistake. The CSGO community is thrilled to have its favorite son back.