Tarik Explains His Move to MiBR and Sends Touching Farewell Message to Cloud9 and Fans - Dexerto
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Tarik Explains His Move to MiBR and Sends Touching Farewell Message to Cloud9 and Fans

Published: 14/Jul/2018 18:58 Updated: 11/Oct/2020 17:06

by Calum Patterson

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Now former Cloud9 player Tarik “tarik” Celic has finally opened up on his move to Made in Brazil (MiBR), and sent a touching message to fans of Cloud9, thanking them and the organization.

Rumors began to spread of tarik’s potential move away from Cloud9 following their disappointing finish at ESL One Cologne, which coincided with another poor performance from MiBR at the same event.

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With his former C9 teammate Jake “Stewie2K” Yip on MiBR, and both teams struggling, numerous sources claimed that tarik was seriously considering an offer to join Stewie2K on the otherwise all Brazilian roster.

Cloud9 announced on July 12th that tarik was leaving the organization, sending him off with a touching tribute video which of course highlighted the team’s Major success in early 2018.

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Although tarik remained quiet on his move initially, he has now sent out a message to fans explaining the reasons behind his move.

He will replace Ricardo “bolts” Prass, who moves to an inactive role on the roster as the team heads out to the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.

Cloud9 are now left in a tough spot with the tournament coming up on July 21st, and will likely resort to bringing back in currently inactive player Pujan “FNS” Mehta.

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You can read the full Twitlonger from tarik below.

To be completely honest, I thought Cloud9 would be the last team that I compete under. They are an amazing organization that truly went above & beyond my expectations. Many people are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, but I really want to make clear that Cloud9 does all they can for their players. It’s very difficult for me to make this decision but I’m confident that we will meet again at the top. Tim, Tyler, Soham and Will are people that are much more than teammates to me, and I only wish them the best of luck moving forward. The first American team to win a major, no one can take that away from us.

Although this decision was incredibly hard on me, I can’t help but say that I’m very excited to start working with my new teammates on MiBR. The sole reason I want to make this change is simple… I want to win, and I will do anything in my power to make that happen. Having the opporunity to play with the legendary core of SK and reunite with my former teammate is extremely thrilling for me. It won’t be an easy road, nor do I think we will become the best team overnight, however I’m willing to bet that we will make it work one way or another.

To the fans, I hope that you will support me on this new path because without you none of this would be possible.

And so the Clouds settled over the horizon… an Immortal was born.

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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