Up-and-coming CS:GO player br0 shares his side of the story following permanent FACEIT ban - Dexerto

Up-and-coming CS:GO player br0 shares his side of the story following permanent FACEIT ban

Published: 26/Oct/2018 14:47 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 14:57

by Matt Porter


The Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who was recently banned from the FACEIT Pro League has questioned the decision to ban him, labelling it a “mistake.”

FACEIT’s Partnerships Manager Milos ‘FACEIT Mikey’ Nedeljkovic posted on Twitter that Alexander, who goes by the alias ‘br0’, had been found to previously own an account that was VAC banned, and would no longer be allowed to compete in any of the company’s Pro League competitions.


In the aftermath of the situation, br0, who is believed to be around 16 years old, posted a TwitLonger in response to his ban which he feels is unfair.

Alexander states that three years ago, he allowed a friend from school to borrow his smurf account to play Counter-Strike on. When he got the account back, he realized “that he cheated on it, or at least cheated while having it.”


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The Dane claims that he has chat logs and evidence to back up his side of the story, and would love to send it to FACEIT in an attempt to clear his name.

Br0 says he respects “the work FACEIT do against cheaters”, but that he strongly believes this is a mistake. Alexander also questions whether it’s fair to punish someone for mistakes they made as a child, asking: “The fact is I was 12 at the time, and now almost four years later, all the hard work I put into this has vanished. That’s not what FACEIT stands for, right?”


The full TwitLonger posted by br0.

Fans of the FPL seem to agree, with many people tweeting Mikey saying that it is unfair to enforce a lifetime ban on a player who made a mistake when they were 12. 

This situation regarding cheating in CS:GO comes hot on the heels of the news of forsaken, former member of OpTic India, getting caught cheating while competing in a LAN event

Nedeljkovic has yet to respond directly to br0’s TwitLonger, but did post a thread on Twitter that stated the lifetime ban rule was originally implemented by players in the league, and that playing in the FPL was a “privilege, not a right”.


We’ll keep you updated as the situation develops.


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.