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What Made ScreaM So Special? The Story Behind The Stats

Published: 5/May/2020 10:22 Updated: 8/May/2020 10:32

by Shane King

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Belgian Counter-Strike superstar ScreaM is one of the most fascinating players the game has ever seen. His raw ability has never been in doubt but he has endured some criticism about his ability to adapt.

Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom is best known for his insane ability to hit headshots, and if anything, the numbers are even more impressive than the eye test, with the Belgian picking up an incredible headshot percentage of 68.1%.

When it comes to precision kills, the headshot machine title is well earned. At almost 70%, ScreaM is truly in a league of his own when it comes to one-shot kills, as Johannes ‘b0RUP’ Borup is next in line at 64.1%.

This feat is even more impressive when you look at the longevity of ScreaM’s career spanning over many years. As a result of this, Benrlitom has also picked up the most one taps tally with a total of 18,724 in his career.

For all that, the human Headshot Machine is recognized as a prestigious talent, though for most of his career, he struggled to find comparable success. His best major success coming in the first of its kind Dreamhack Winter 2013 where he finished in the top 4 with VeryGames

The best year of his career came in 2016 where he, alongside French star Richard ‘shox’ Papillon, formed a superteam under the G2 banner – something ScreaM had always dreamed of. The mainly French lineup claimed victory at ECS Season 1, taking down the legendary Luminosity lineup and with ScreaM himself picking up the MVP of finals.

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How CSGO caster Anders dealt with mental health issues I The Richard Lewis interview

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:25

by Alan Bernal

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Renowned Counter-Strike caster, Anders Blume, sat down with Richard Lewis to talk about his bout with mental health issues and how he was able to cope with it all throughout the years.

Blume has been the gold-standard for on-air talent in esports. Whether it’s the amount of events he attends or the game’s he casts, his career has been a great example for others who want to follow.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t come without its hardships. Whether it was personal matters at home or a packed schedule of responsibilities, Blume was hit with a flurry of stresses that seemed to pile on at times.

This is something that Blume and Lewis recognized affects everyone, but something many don’t talk about – or even admit to themselves.

On the job, there are some times when people can invest too much of themselves into the craft, which can start to have adverse effects on their health. Outside of the job, influences from social media or the internet just adds to the mess if you let it consume you.

While there aren’t glamorous or catchy solutions to these issues, Blume found respite in everything from diet, exercise, and even meditation to start dealing with the issue head-on.

Self-control in practicing good habits and having the mental strength to cast aside negativity doesn’t come easy for all people, but it could be something everyone can work on.

Through years of practice, Blume eventually found a routine that works for him even when life gets thick, and is hoping more people can find a way to do the same for themselves.