The stats that show why Twistzz could be CSGO’s new headshot machine - Dexerto
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The stats that show why Twistzz could be CSGO’s new headshot machine

Published: 2/Jun/2020 11:16

by Shane King

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At the mere age of 20, he is seen as one of the finest talents North America has produced, and with plenty of silverware already under his belt, Team Liquid’s Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken seems to have gone from strength to strength.

Twistzz has been hyped to be the next headshot machine now that Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom is not at his prime. During his highs, the Belgian was hitting 70% of his kills as headshots, whereas the Canadian’s peak was in 2019 of 66.2%

Although it’s hard to say that the Team Liquid rifler will take over ScreaM’s records, it’s safe to presume he has a fair chance to surpass the one-tap king with one thing, for sure, he is definitely not one dimensional.

One of his greatest performances was during ESL One New York. During the final against mousesports, he put up 120 frags over five maps – the highest by a longshot – and he also had an HLTV rating of 1.34 which earned him his first MVP but, unfortunately, his team lost the series.

Sadly for Twistzz, his peak years have been in the Astralis era which is gatekeeping him away from the top of the podium. He has a staggering 12 second-place finishes so far in his career – with eight of them coming against the Danish squad.

The North American star was vital in his team’s run of five consecutive LAN event wins in 2019, including claiming the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam bonus. However, they once again played second fiddle to the Danes as they knocked them out of the StarLadder Berlin Major.

It is fair to say, after what he has achieved in just less than a five-year span, that Twistzz has earned the right to be in contention for the title of ‘Headshot King’.

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CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

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Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.