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Twitch streamer Esfand baited into using a troll crosshair on CS:GO

Published: 2/Dec/2019 11:55 Updated: 2/Dec/2019 12:00

by Joe Craven


Popular Twitch streamer Esfand was brilliantly baited into using a troll crosshair while playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive on December 1, leading to a hilarious clip from his stream. 

Esfand is a longtime World of Warcraft streamer who exploded in popularity with the release of WoW Classic, and has quickly become a favorite in the community, known for his funny commentaries and skilled gameplay. 

While primarily a player of WoW, he also dips his toes into IRL streaming and other games. On December 1, he was playing Valve’s incredibly popular FPS, when an unexpected moment of hilarity occurred.

Twitch / Esfand
Twitch / Esfand
Esfand was left baffled by the troll crosshair.

While playing alongside other streamers including Trainwrecks, Esfand was hilariously told to use a specific crosshair that has been ‘recommended by a number of CS:GO professional players’. 

However, after selecting the aforementioned crosshair, he was greeted with a monumental green square in place of his crosshair, obscuring a large portion of the screen. “Wait, what?!” he laughed. “This is a crosshair most pros recommend? Are you serious? Dude, are you kidding me?”

It quickly dawned on Esfand that he was the victim of a playful troll, with a number of his audience spamming his chat to mock the confused streamer. 

Not only was the streaming tricked into using the crosshair, he was stuck with the hilarious crosshair for the remainder of the round. The difficulty in viewing saw him turn a corner and get killed, at which point he simply put his head in his hands and laughed. 

Credit to the 28-year-old, he shrugged the whole event off with his trademark humility and got back to playing Valve’s FPS.

Maybe he’ll take this as a warning for next time as to never trust his audience with advice.


CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett


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. 

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.