Team Liquid’s Stewie2k pulls off crazy Nuke rush to bag swift 4k in CSGO - Dexerto
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Team Liquid’s Stewie2k pulls off crazy Nuke rush to bag swift 4k in CSGO

Published: 23/Dec/2019 16:02

by Andy Williams

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Fresh off the back of falling short to Astralis at the BLAST Pro Series Finals, Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip has yet again proven why he’s up there with the world’s best CS:GO players with a crazy four-man spree during a FACEIT match.

Stewie2k developed a reputation for his audacious pushes through enemy smokes and finding kills in seemingly impossible situations.  

While his role on Team Liquid has become a lot more conservative, Stewie still pulls out the flashy plays as part of his role as an entry fragger.

DreamHackStewie2k and co. have won multiple championships together.

Being one of the most decorated American CS:GO players in history, Yip’s unorthodox playstyle renders him difficult to read and often catches his enemies off-guard. 

In typical Stewie2k fashion, the self-proclaimed ‘smoke criminal’ showed that he doesn’t need a smoke grenade to catch a team by surprise. 

While streaming FACEIT matches to his Twitch channel, Yip found himself on the T-side of Nuke and was looking to make a flashy play — and he achieved just that. 

After bursting out of T-spawn, the Liquid pro bunny-hopped his way up past silo and vents to catch his first opponent completely cold near A-main. 

Stewie then made swift work of an enemy AWPing near garage before flashing his way into heaven and taking down his blinded opponent. 

Yip’s only real gunfight came during his final engagement inside A-main, after which he exclaimed: “I’m a f**king speed-demon right now!”

With the help of former Counter-Strike pro, Mohamad ‘m0E’ Assad, Stewie made light work of his opposition in just 27 seconds. 

Needless to say that while this wasn’t necessarily a high-stakes, professional fixture, the movement required to pull off this play underscores just how mechanically gifted Stewie2k is.

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Valve lifts Fnatic star KRIMZ’s mysterious CSGO VAC ban

Published: 1/Dec/2020 3:21 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 6:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Valve has lifted the VAC ban on CSGO legend KRIMZ, and although fans think it was probably due to a matchmaking tool, the reasons are still unknown.

The CSGO community stood still on November 28 after Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson announced he had been VAC banned. Valve never specified why, which made the situation a bit of a mystery.

“It seems that my account got vac banned,” he said. “CSGO can you fix this asap pls.” It sounded like he was probably more confused than anyone else and was adamant he’d done nothing wrong.

CSGO fans think he might have been banned for using a third-party tool named esportal to find matches. However, there has been no official word to support it.

FNATIC coach Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson issued a statement not long after. “We have reached out to Valve, TOs, and third-party community websites… to understand the nature of this unexpected shutdown,” he said. “We have no reason to believe this is the consequence of any intentional use of any illegal program.”

Either way, it didn’t take Valve long to rectify the issue. They’ve already lifted the ban, and it’s been a huge relief to CSGO players and FNATIC fans around the world.

The first one to spill the beans was ‘DonHaci.’ “Krimz has been unbanned,” he said. “His VAC ban has been removed from his Steam page.

KRIMZ’s Steam profile isn’t private, which means anyone can take a look and see for themselves. His fans have been pouring in and leaving comments to celebrate and share their relief.

Still, nobody is more excited than the man himself. KRIMZ made a brief statement on Twitter and expressed his gratitude for having it fixed. “I’m free [motherf**ers], he said. “Thank you CSGO for sorting it out quickly.”

Interestingly, Valve still hasn’t explained why they banned KRIMMZ in the first place. KRIMMZ hasn’t elaborated on it either.

In the end, though, the key takeaway is that it appears to have been a mistake. The CSGO community is thrilled to have its favorite son back.