Summit1g mocks CSGO for "late" Krieg nerf as Valorant dominates Twitch - Dexerto
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Summit1g mocks CSGO for “late” Krieg nerf as Valorant dominates Twitch

Published: 11/Apr/2020 16:40

by Andy Williams

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Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar has delved into why he reckons Valve finally nerfed the SG 553 in CS:GO following months of backlash – and thinks Valorant is to blame, for all the right reasons.

Riot Games’ Valorant has become the new golden child of tactical shooters, at least for now. After shattering Twitch’s single-day viewership records with a staggering 34 million hours watched in 24 hours, it’s clear to see why many are hailing the new tactical shooter as a potential threat to CS:GO.

128-tick servers, anti-cheat, mitigated peeker’s advantage – all these reasons (and more) are why CS veterans like Summit and Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar are investing the majority of their time in Riot’s new tactical shooter.

Players firing a weapon at an opponent in Valorant.
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Valorant boasts a plethora of features which promote smooth, high fidelity gameplay.

Counter-Strike has also been under scrutiny of late, mainly for the developers’ lack of action on the SG 553 — a weapon which has become the ‘meta’ within the competitive landscape.

Given its relative affordability alongside its incredible accuracy and rate of fire, Summit has previously issued a call to arms from Valve, labeling the Krieg “stupid” during a Twitch rant.

And when Valve answered Lazar’s prayers on April 10 by nerfing the SG 553, the streamer had some choice words for the developers in-light of Valorant’s closed beta release on April 7.

After glancing over the patch notes to see what had been altered, he questioned the timing of the fix: “So how long has this thing been f**ked? And you’re telling me three days after Valorant comes out, we’re f**king hauling ass now?”

“We’re just kicking it into high gear and fixing something we hated forever? Oh, okay…” Lazar stated, suspicious of the timing.

“Yeah, I see you, no one’s falling for it right now, brother — you better hope Valorant fails” the former CS pro added.

Summit then went on to express that he feels it’s “too late” to make changes to a weapon that’s altered Global Offensive’s meta so much for an extended period of time.

He also aptly compared the situation to two rival lemonade stands, where he implied that CSGO’s ‘lemonade’ had developed a “sh*t reputation” and that he won’t be rushing to sip Valve’s lemonade again any time soon…

Of course, Summit was joined by plenty of big names from the Counter-Strike sphere in taking a dislike to the dominant Krieg meta. One of which was Intel Grand Slam champ, Nick ‘nitr0’ Cannella, who previously described it as “mind blowing.”

Only time will tell whether Valorant will take CS:GO’s place as the most popular FPS in esports, but Summit seems wise to the timing of Valve’s hotfix.

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Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos

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The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
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Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.