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Watch s1mple’s POV as he fills in for semi-pro CS:GO team and destroys opponents

Published: 19/Jun/2019 9:57 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 11:08

by Daniel Cleary

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Professional CS:GO player Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev put on an incredible performance while filling in for a semi-pro team in an Online Cup, streaming his gameplay on Twitch.

S1mple is known for being one of the best CS:GO players in the world in recent years, so his competitors in the LOOT.BET Cup, “forZe”, were likely to be shocked when seeing him filling in for one of the players on the opposing team, “cats.”

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The Ukrainian currently competes for Natus Vincere professionally, where he plays against the best teams in the world, so this step down in competition was no problem at all for him as he put on a show, streaming the whole match from his point of view for his Twitch viewers.

DexertoS1mple is one of the core members of Natus Vincere’s professional CS:GO roster.

During the first map of the series, s1mple began to perform at his expected high standards almost instantly, making CS:GO look easy by starting the first half of the game with twenty kills.

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Despite s1mple’s best efforts to rack up as many kills as he could, the first map managed to go all the way to double overtime. He displayed his skill with four incredible AWP kills in the deciding round to put them up in the series, shortly after exclaiming that there will be no more overtime played: “There’s no other OT, There’s no other overtime!”

The CS:GO pro was forced to pull out all the stops during the online cup series to get the win for his squad, which saw him finishing with a combined 77 kills to 33 deaths record after the two maps had been played.

The full gameplay of s1mple’s dominance while subbing in for the semi-pro team during the LOOT.BET Cup is still available for viewers to enjoy.

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First map of the series starts at 16:00

Watch @s1mpleO play EU FPL from s1mple on www.twitch.tv

Many fans enjoyed the fact that they could view s1mple’s reactions and communication in a more competitive environment in the online cup compared to his usual FPL CS:GO pick up game streams on Twitch.

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Although s1mple had to put in some effort to carry the semi-pro players to victory, he admitted shortly after the game had ended that he wouldn’t mind doing it again if the opportunity presented itself, which could be good news for fans of his competitive streams.

How s1mple ended up on the semi-pro team is currently unknown, but we’re sure after this performance, their rivals will hope it was a one-time thing.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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