CS:GO pros Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell and Epitácio 'TACO' de Melo traded shots on Twitter after a conversation of an old radar bug in the game devolved into accusations and bitter words ahead of the IEM Katowice Major.
The bug in question allows players near or in smokes to use a key bind that makes the radar scale full size in order to make the enemy indicator bigger as the smoke dissipates. Although it isn’t technically a cheat, some pros view its use as unethical.
After TACO had requested ESL to make a couple of rule changes prior to the start of the IEM Katowice Major, many notable figures in the scene chimed in. But an exchange between Fnatic's JW and MIBR's TACO saw the MIBR rifleman fire off an expletive-filled response to his competitor.
I have been using this radar bind because I’m tired of getting fucked by idiots crouched in the smokes waiting for it to fade. Make CS fair again!— Epitácio (@TACOCS) February 11, 2019
TACO had made a few snide comments alluding to JW’s supposed history of using the bug. JW defended himself by telling a different account of his time with the bug while also advising TACO to essentially stay in his lane with the accusations. Taco didn’t appreciate the response.
“You’re a fucking liar, you have 0 ethic,” TACO said. “I don’t give a shit for what you have done in the past and this topic is dead for me.”
Call me liar if you want, disrespect me if you want, you can ask all my previous teammates if i have ever had some special settings or whatever you are accusing me for. Expected more from you big bad wolf 👍— Jesper Wecksell (@JW1) February 12, 2019
The reaction came as a surprise to many given the seemingly out of nowhere response from TACO.
JW kept to his argument after TACO doubled down on his accusations, but the response from the MiBR player seemed to mar the bigger conversation at hand.
I have never defended the bug at all, i dont understand why you think that. All i said was that the "bug"/"problem" is deeper than a simple radar zoom bind. I havent disagreed with anything said. Please read— Jesper Wecksell (@JW1) February 12, 2019
Both Fnatic and MiBR will be competing at the IEM Katowice Major, and it will be interesting how this interaction unfolds as The New Challengers Stage for the tournament kicks off February 13.