Tarik opens up about time with MIBR and plans for the future in CS:GO - Dexerto

Tarik opens up about time with MIBR and plans for the future in CS:GO

Published: 14/Jan/2019 17:45 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 17:55

by Ross Deason


2018 couldn’t have started better for Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik as he lead Cloud9 to victory at ELEAGUE Boston to become the first and only North American team to ever win a CS:GO Major.

Unfortunately, the Cloud9 train was derailed just as quickly as it started rolling. Despite winning the Major in January, a number of underwhelming results and a new opportunity at MIBR saw Stewie2K leave the team.


A few months later, in July, tarik followed his former teammate to join the majority Brazilian roster. Unfortunately, the team never managed to gel and MIBR decided to try a full Brazilian roster once again.

MIBRTarik’s and MIBR failed to achieve the success that many expected.

Stewie2K went to Team Liquid as part of a swap for Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo and Wilton ‘Zews’ Prado, but tarik found himself benched when he didn’t receive an offer that he wanted to pursue.


Now, the 22-year-old has opened up about his time with MIBR and his plans for the future in a statement on TwitLonger.

“I knew that joining MIBR was a risk and unfortunately it didn’t pan out. Some difficulties in language and culture, but most importantly a clash of play styles brought it to an abrupt end,” he said.

ELEAGUETarik was the in-game leader for Cloud9’s dairy tale run at the ELEAGUE Boston Major.

“Regardless of everything, having the chance to learn and work with the Brazilian core was a unique and thrilling opportunity for me. Although it was short-lived, it was an honor to play with the legends. I have no regrets, everything happens for a reason.”


Unfortunately for fans of the North American, it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing him in action any time soon, as he has opted to remain on the MIBR bench and wait for the right opportunity rather than rushing into any decisions.

In the meantime, he says he will be concentrating on his Twitch stream and improving as an individual in CS:GO: “At this time I’ll be sitting out with MIBR, streaming and working further on my personal game, until another opportunity arises.”

It seems likely that tarik will wait until the IEM Katowice Major concludes in early March before he looks at joining a new team. Most Majors are followed by an intense transfer period as many of the world’s top teams look to make improvements.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.