Valve Admit VAC BANNED CSGO Pro Didn’t Cheat | First To 16

Published: 9/Dec/2020 12:09 Updated: 11/Dec/2020 12:32

by Ava Thompson-Powell


Richard Lewis and Spunj sit down to talk about a variety of incredibly hot topics in the CS:GO community of late.
One of the most controversial pieces of news to come out of CS:GO is that of the banning of international esports player, Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen. The young Finnish esports contender has entered into a court case with developer Valve, in which it’s been admitted that they know he didn’t cheat.
It’s been revealed that Jamppi sold the account to another player — who did end up cheating — ultimately leading to the unfortunate ban. Out of this, though, Valve will not be restoring his account permissions.
This means he will not be playing at the majors, even though an acknowledgment of not cheating was made. Spunj goes on to criticize this development, stating that Jamppi obviously loves the game and truly wants to compete as a professional.
Jere “sergej” Salo has also stepped into the spotlight of late, following the news of him being benched within ENCE. Detailing that he’s looking to join the Finnish military, he is looking to go forward and partake in his national service.
We also go in and discuss whether MIBR is revitalizing the Brazillian Counter-Strike scene, alongside rumors of Furia’s HEN1 being cut from their roster, with North’s MSL and aizy possibly on their way out, too.

GODSENT leak their own CS:GO roster with TACO on job listing

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 14:56

by Connor Bennett


Swedish esports organization GODSENT have confirmed their new Counter-Strike roster, featuring Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo – with a job listing for someone to edit their reveal video. 

Roster and player announcements have become big business in esports, especially at the highest level.  A lot of time and effort goes into getting everything right – sometimes even weeks before the actual announcements are made.

Organizations will, at times, drop hints about what moves they’re making, especially if an insider – or even a player – manages to accidentally reveal things ahead of time.

However, this time, it wasn’t an insider or new player who dropped the ball on an announcement, but rather the organization themselves.

Taco playing for Team Liquid
TACO had been rumored to be leading the new GODDSENT team.

The Swedish organization, which has typically had European Counter-Strike rosters, uploaded the files for their roster announcement to a job listing. They were asking for someone to edit the videos, removing the green screen behind their new players.

Front and center of the video is former SK Gaming and MiBR star TACO, who had been rumored to be leading the new GODSENT project. He’s flanked by former teammate João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, Bruno ‘latto’ Rebelatto, Eduardo ‘dumau’ Wolkmer, and Bruno ‘b4rtiN’ Câmara.

Twitter user NoOne_CSGO spotted the video totally revealing the whole roster on January 16, which went under the radar before RushBMedia’s Ryan Friend boosted it.

After the hilarious ‘leak’ made the rounds on Twitter, the listing was removed from the Upwork website, and the videos were taken down.

However, GODSENT and Taco decided to have a little fun with things. “FAKE NEWS,” they tweeted, while Taco claimed “it’s not me,” in the videos.

Before it was removed, the listing asked for the work to be completed by 6PM on Monday, January 18, pointing at an announcement coming soon.

Seeing as they’ve now taken it down, and quite a decent number of CS:GO fans have seen the videos, GODSENT might move that forward and announce their new line-up sooner.

It’s either a spectacular blunder that will be talked about while the lineup is together, or a superb piece of hype-building.