Summit1g attacks Starladder for getting CSGO streamers banned - Dexerto

Summit1g attacks Starladder for getting CSGO streamers banned

Published: 25/Aug/2019 0:14 Updated: 20/May/2020 11:38

by Albert Petrosyan


Controversy has struck CSGO esports amid the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, and now former pro player Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has gotten involved.

On August 24, several top CSGO streamers were hit with bans on Twitch while they were re-streaming one of the official broadcasts of the Berlin Major.

According to Erik ‘fl0m’ Flom, the bans were a result of StarLadder filing DMCA complaints against anyone streaming the tournament on their own channel, even if the casters were muted and the streamer’s personal sponsors were hidden.

This clearly pissed off summit, who did not like the fact that some of his peers were being hit with surprise bans without some sort of communication ahead of time.

“Yo StarLadder, why you have Twitter account if you no use?” he tweeted.

Summit’s bashing of StarLadder did not stop there, as he went on to call their decision a “shitty move,” considering some of those affected were top streamers of the game, not to mention ex-pro players themselves.

“Yeah, a pretty shitty move to not just speak up,” he wrote. “Especially to someone who’s been around so long as you have, making that category last, while tournaments have turned to shit.”

He took another shot at the company by essentially calling them greedy: “They’re getting that big streamer money bro! Can’t have you taking it.”

At the end of the day, rules are rules, and if StarLadder own exclusive rights to broadcast the Berlin Major, then it’s also their prerogative to censor those who are also streaming the tournament without consent.

What summit’s issue with the situation appears to be is that the company approached everything with a hush-hush attitude, instead of offering warnings and explanations to these former pro players whose streams are what keeps the game going strong on Twitch.


Nivera: It’ll take more than a CSGO Major to surpass my brother ScreaM

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:12 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 13:01

by Marco Rizzo


Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom has a lot to live up to. His brother, Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom, was a CS:GO legend… But his blockbuster debut with Team Vitality at BLAST Premier Fall, alongside his IEM Beijing win, has catapulted the Belgian super-sub into the spotlight. 
In an interview with Dexerto following his Beijing triumph, Nivera told us that the hard work starts here if he’s going to leave a legacy like his brother. He also told us more about his role in his new team and looked back at his early performances with Vitality.

Brought in as the sixth member of an already established Team Vitality roster, Nivera is surrounded by some of the biggest names in French Counter-Strike.

But aside from having to live up to the high standards set by his teammates, the 19-year-old has to handle the pressures of living up to his brother’s reputation.

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ScreaM rubbed shoulders with CS:GO’s elite, but has since moved onto Valorant in pursuit of Major glory.

Nivera: Stepping away from ScreaM’s shadow

Despite never earning a podium finish at a CS:GO Major, ScreaM’s name is firmly cemented in Counter-Strike’s hall of fame. While Nivera certainly has big shoes to fill, the Vitality hotshot believes that he can certainly follow in his brother’s footsteps. “It’s my dream to replicate his career, you know? I’ll give it my best and I’m pretty sure I’ll have no regrets.”

But with that said, Nivera remained candidly humble when pressed on what it will take to surpass his brother’s legacy. “Even if I win a Major, it will not be enough… My brother did a lot of things in this game and I have to work really hard.”



Nivera on becoming Vitality’s super sub

Nivera finished IEM Beijing as the third highest rated player of the event — falling short to fellow teammate, Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut and Na’Vi’s Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev.

As Vitality’s sixth man, he has become their resident Inferno & Dust 2 specialist… Even pushing ZywOo aside when it comes to AWP duties. “If I want to take the AWP, I take it… I’m the main sniper!”

Nivera was Vitality’s highest rated player in the series (albeit only playing two maps), after posting a 87.1 Average Damage per Round and a 45-31 kill-to-death ratio.

So was the youngster the key ZywOo and co. finally overcoming their Grand Final jitters? Well, the pressure certainly didn’t affect him. “I didn’t feel a lot of pressure, honestly… I just give everything, I stay focused on the game — I just give my best and give everything for the team.”

IEM Beijing was Team Vitality’s fifth Grand Final appearance in as many months, but the first for their super sub. And as fate would have it, the French squad finally overcame their second-place curse and secure their first event win of the year.

Was Nivera the difference maker? Well he certainly adds a fresh dynamic to the roster in a best-of-five series. Team Coach, Rémy ‘XTQZZZ’ Quoniam, can utilize their latest signing to make it more difficult for prying eyes to strategize against them. But one thing’s for certain, only time will tell if Nivera can carry the Benrlitom torch in CS:GO.