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Who is broky? Rumored FaZe CSGO pickup becomes free agent

Published: 9/Sep/2019 13:56 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 14:18

by Kamil Malinowski


Many Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans may have heard the latest FaZe Clan transfer rumors, which hint at a rather unknown player potentially joining the squad, but who exactly is Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants? 

On September 5, fans noted that FaZe were practicing without Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács and Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski, with broky and an unknown player going by the name of ‘dickb0mb’ taking their place.

The identity of dickb0mb is still unknown, however, fans speculate that it could be Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David, who was previously linked with the organization. Meanwhile, it is confirmed broky was playing with FaZe, but the player remains relatively unknown.

Epsilon esportsBroky impressed during his time at Epsilon.

Who is Broky?

Broky is new to the competitive CS:GO scene, and it is likely many people haven’t heard of him. He is an 18-year-old who first appeared in the competitive scene in mid-2018, largely playing in regional events and the Faceit Pro League.

The young Latvian quickly outgrew the Baltic scene and was signed by Epsilon Esports in February 2019 and continued to impress from there.

Only two months after joining he helped his team to win the ESEA Season 30 Premier Division, and just two weeks later played a key role in their fourth-place finish at Charleroi Esports 2019, which included an impressive victory over G2.

In July the team parted ways with Epsilon and have been looking for an organization to represent ever since. Broky’s free agency was announced just days after his practice with FaZe, leading fans to believe the player is likely to join the international squad.

Helvijs is lauded as one of the brightest young stars in Counter-Strike and is living up to the hype with increasingly impressive performances against strong opponents. However, he has yet to be truly tested by the best of Counter-Strike, so if he does join FaZe, it will be interesting to see how well he can compete.


How to call a Technical Timeout in CSGO Competitive

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:19

by Andrew Amos


Valve has added Technical Timeouts to CS:GO Competitive in their January 27 update. It’s different from the game’s already-existing Tactical Timeouts. Here’s exactly how they work, and how you can call one for your team.

The addition of Technical Timeouts built into CS:GO comes as Valve has looked to revamp Competitive play by removing bots, and even adding bonus income for teams down on players.

It’s different from the already-existing Tactical Timeouts ⁠— which players can call once per half in a CS:GO Competitive game. In fact, you don’t really get an opportunity to call a tech pause, as they automatically go through.

Here’s how the new feature works, and how you can best utilize it to boot.

How to use Technical Timeouts in CS:GO

Technical Timeouts aren’t something you can call on command in CS:GO. In a matchmade competitive game, something has to go awry first.

Technical Timeouts can only be called if a player has disconnected from the game, and hasn’t reconnected by the time the next round starts. They will be automatically called, and will last two minutes at most. This allows the DC’d player time to reconnect to the game.

The timeout will automatically be canceled if the DC’d player abandons the game. Timeouts also won’t be called in a 4v5 if the player was kicked. Each team gets one Technical Timeout. It doesn’t count towards your Tactical Timeout count.

CS:GO Tactical Timeout menu
Tactical Timeouts have existed in CS:GO matchmaking for some time, but not tech pauses.

Hopefully you won’t ever have to use a Technical Timeout in CS:GO competitive queues. If it does come down to it though, it’s a handy tool that will allow players to get back into the game if their internet died or their game crashed.

In the downtime, you can talk strategies about tackling the game while a man down ⁠— or a man up. However, you won’t just be able to call it for your mouse glitching out, or a sticky desk mishap.