Team Envy's SIXER Faints On Stage While Celebrating Win Over Heroic at CS:GO Asia Championship - Dexerto
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Team Envy’s SIXER Faints On Stage While Celebrating Win Over Heroic at CS:GO Asia Championship

Published: 17/Jun/2018 17:50 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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Team Envy’s CS:GO roster has been having a tough few months to say the least, so when they made their first semi-final in a long time, Christophe “SIXER” Xia almost fainted celebrating.

Envy are over in China for the 2018 CS:GO Asia Championship, and advanced to the quarter final to face Heroic after finishing third in their group, and were underdogs given Heroic’s recent form.

But Envy looked an entirely different team than in their recent LAN performances, especially on the first map Inferno, winning 16-9.

Heroic did take the second map in a very close game, winning 16-12, and this would typically be the time when Envy would fall apart.

But on map three on Train, a map that hasn’t been particularly kind to Envy recently, star player Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom hit 32 frags to guide his side to the win.

SIXER himself also stepped up where he has been sorely lacking in recent games, finishing with 24 kills himself, +8 overall.

Heroic still put up a valiant effort in the face of the fragging from Envy, but ultimately it was too much for them, as nV won 16-13 – causing SIXER to nearly faint in celebration.

The win clearly meant a lot to SIXER and the team, especially since SIXER was recently removed from the starting roster due to his own individual poor performances.

Teammate Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey commented on how much passion SIXER playes with, which ultimately caused him to be so overjoyed in victory he almost passed out.

Envy move on to face Na’Vi in the semi-final, a team that already beat them 2-0 in the group stage, so it will be no easy task for Envy to reach the grand final, but will look to cause their second big upset of the tournament.

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Cloud9 drop CSGO players for ‘unacceptable’ contract breaches

Published: 25/Oct/2020 11:47

by Joe Craven

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Esports organization Cloud9 have terminated deals with four of their CS:GO roster over breaches of contract, meaning JT, motm, Sonic and coach T.c are now free agents. 

Cloud9 are one of the world’s premier esports brands, fielding teams in Dota 2, League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

However, they have experienced issues with discipline when it comes CS:GO rosters, particularly in light of the ongoing global health crisis.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of active rosters are prohibited from interacting with people outside of their households, to keep themselves and the organization’s staff safe.

motm playing for Cloud9
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motm is one of Cloud9’s players who has been released.

This appears to have been what forced the separation between the organization and multiple players, coming to light on October 24. Sources claim that unauthorized guests were invited into the team’s residence, making it the second time a contract breach of this nature has occurred.

In response to a request for comment from Rush B Media, Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne said: “The details that really matter is this was the second offence of unauthorized guests coming into Cloud9 property after being told that this is not all acceptable. And the reason it is not acceptable is because you are putting our staff at risk.”

The news was confirmed via Twitter, with the American organization retweeting comments from all those dismissed stating they were now free agents.

Similar tweets were made by motm and JT, confirming the news about their time with Cloud9 ending.

Notably, Joshua ‘oSee’ Ohm remains a part of Cloud9. He does not reside in the team house, and so has been able to retain his spot and has not been held responsible for the unauthorised interactions with the unknown visitors.

Furthermore, Cloud9’s ‘Colossus’ roster remains completely intact. What becomes of oSee, though, remains to be seen. We could well see more players come in to form a new roster, or oSee bide his time as Cloud9 formulate their next moves.