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YNk roasts tarik as FaZe Clan CSGO destroy Evil Geniuses at IEM Beijing

Published: 7/Nov/2019 17:01 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 17:31

by Kamil Malinowski

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FaZe Clan coach Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović roasted Evil Geniuses’ Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik as the Europeans dominated at IEM Beijing. 

The first day of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive‘s IEM Beijing has come to an end with Group A going rather expectedly as Astralis advanced in first place, while ViCi Gaming were the first team to be eliminated.

Group B, on the other hand, saw an upset from the get-go, as FaZe destroyed Evil Geniuses 2-0 while showing a bit of smack talk.

Bart OerbekkeFavorites EG were demolished by FaZe on day 1 of IEM Beijing.

YNk instigated the trash talk in his team’s match against EG. FaZe were dismantling the Americans in a best of three series, with the second map, Dust2, not going much better than the first, which Faze managed to win 16:7.

After a particularly tense round, Janko was heard shouting “it’s not the table’s fault, Tarik”, no doubt in response to hearing the Turk slam his table after a round loss.

This silly type of smack talk is fairly rare in Counter-Strike, but always makes matches a touch more exciting as it feels like it raises the stakes of the match – no one wants to be the one talking smack and losing afterward.

Fans also enjoyed YNk’s comments, with Redditors replying to a thread with positive comments such as “I do like the new approach to smack talk during matches” commenting on players simply shouting across the room at their opponents.

There hasn’t been any more trash talk from other players during the tournament, but FaZe return to the stage tomorrow with a game against Vitality, where we might see some more interesting comments.

You can follow the action of IEM Beijing in our coverage hub, with FaZe vs Vitality kicking things off at 8:00 PM PST on November 7 (4:00 AM GMT Nov 8).

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Cloud9 CSGO terminates woxic’s contract three-months after forming the “Colossus”

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:44 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:46

by Andrew Amos

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Cloud9 are making another change to their long-term CS:GO “colossus,” reportedly benching Turkish AWPer Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker for ex-Chaos’ Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach. The former mousesports star is just three months into his three-year contract.

Update on January 18

Cloud9 and woxic mutually agreed to terminate the AWPer’s contract after trying to navigate problems that were “almost insurmountable.”

CSGO fans are now looking ahead for what may come next as C9 officially look for a replacement AWPer and head coach, as woxic will now plan his next move apart from the org.

Original story follows below


Cloud9 is undergoing big changes heading into the 2021 season. Turkish star woxic could be on his way out of the colossus just three months into his three-year contract.

The star AWPer is reportedly being benched “due to non-performance related issues,” according to Rush B Media, but a person close to the team “did not believe that there was an internal disagreement that took place which would cause [woxic] to be [benched].”

woxic playing for mousesports at DreamHack Open
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Woxic is set to be benched on Cloud9’s CS:GO colossus for American rifler Xeppaa.

The team had mixed results after their late-2020 rebuild, finishing last in Flashpoint Season 2, but third in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

W0xic has posted middling results at these recent events, with an average HLTV rating of 1.00 since joining Cloud9. He has struggled to shine like his 2019 peak with mousesports, where he played a part in claiming the European squad a ESL Pro League Season 10 title.

First in line to replace woxic is the now teamless Xeppaa. After the disbanding of Chaos, the squad has gone their separate ways, with the likes of Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf and Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina swapping to Valorant.

The 20-year-old American rifler shone during Chaos’ rise at the end of 2020, helping the squad win IEM Beijing 2020, DreamHack Masters Winter, and secure a podium spot at ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Summer.

Speculation has also been rife about who else Cloud9 could potentially be signing. Cloud9 General Manager Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer posted a Tweet with four emojis indicating two contracts being signed.

With the removal of Kassad at the end of 2020, the second signing could indicate a return of former Assistant Coach Chris ‘Elmapuddy’ Tebbit. The Australian coach has been linked with Cloud9 yet again, less than two months after leaving the squad for Gen.G.

Cloud9 are yet to confirm either the benching of woxic, or the signing of Xeppaa. We will update you as more information arises.