Stewie2k hits back at Envy’s Nifty for calling Team Liquid "overrated" - Dexerto
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Stewie2k hits back at Envy’s Nifty for calling Team Liquid “overrated”

Published: 19/Feb/2020 16:09 Updated: 19/Feb/2020 16:16

by Scott Robertson

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Team Liquid star and major winner Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip didn’t take too kindly to comments from Envy in-game leader Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis, about the Liquid’s status and commitment to winning.

Team Liquid hasn’t even clashed with the new Team Envy roster yet, and already a rivalry is brewing between the two North American teams on the backs of their star players.

This began with an interview segment from Rivalry, during which Nifty was asked to list various things in CS:GO as overrated or underrated. On the topic of Team Liquid, he bet on the over.

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Team Liquid have struggled a bit after their high point in early-mid 2019.

“I would say Liquid is overrated. They’re a great team when they want to be. They struggle with their own problems outside the team, it’s really tough to have a roster like that and perform well together cohesively all the time. They have to leave their egos at the door.”

Nifty’s sentiments weren’t completely negative, however, saying they “obviously have the ability to be the greatest NA roster of all time.”

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But Team Liquid’s Stewie2k didn’t focus on the positives when he delivered his reply. He suggested his Nifty was ‘speaking out of his ass’, and that he ought to look in the mirror.

Stewie took offense to Nifty’s claim that Liquid aren’t always trying to be the best, saying it “doesn’t make sense.” He acknowledged that each player does think highly of themselves, but that being teammates and checking egos is more important, advising the Envy captain to consider the advice for himself.

Stewie’s last words appear to be a nod to the drama surrounding the Team Envy roster from January, when Jacob ‘FugLy’ Medina took to Twitter about his benching situation. That situation included a story about supposedly Nifty cutting a player after finding out the rest of the team apparently wanted to drop him.

Stewie has never been shy with his opinion in the past, and fellow former Cloud9 player Oscar ‘Mixwell’ Cañellas remarked that he knew he would reply as soon as he saw it.

For fans hoping to see this rivalry culminate in a match between the two rosters, they may have to wait some time, but there’s a possibility these teams meet on a massive stage.

Envy qualified for the closed qualifier for the Americas Minor, and if they finish top two at the Minor, they make the Challengers Stage of the ESL Rio major.

If these two teams eventually meet, both sides will certainly have something to prove, and the players will likely have something to say when the dust settles.

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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

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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.