As one of the most legendary names in the history of Counter-Strike, PashaBiceps is revered by fans. But even the biggest of fans will be scratching their heads over his appearance in a bizarre Old Spice commercial.
Jarosław ‘pashaBiceps’ Jarząbkowski was a professional Counter-Strike player dating back to 2004, but is most famed for his five-year tenure with Virtus.Pro, who became a fan-favorite team through their successes between 2014-2016, and even in the years following.
However, the 31-year-old has been inactive as of late and seems to be pursuing a career worlds away from professional gaming, after an appearance in a commercial for male grooming brand Old Spice.
The commercial, which also featured fellow Polish CSGO retiree Piotr ‘izak’ Skowyrski and League of Legends streamer Damian ‘Nervarien’ Ziaja, saw the trio supporting a bear in a gaming bout against a gorilla.
They’re all decked out in Old Spice gear and gun vests bearing Old Spice products, with Pasha saying to the camera his classic line: “you are not my friend,” when the bear gets the better of the gorilla.
The implication seems to be that the gorilla is cheating, but the support of Poland’s biggest gamers helped the bear win the match. A bear also happens to feature on Virtus.Pro's logo.
In the end, the three perform a little jingle in Polish before seemingly flying out of the screen, rounding out what is an incredibly wacky 20 seconds.
Alongside Izak and Nervarien, this is probably one of the stranger media appearances we’ve seen a pro player make from any esport.
Although he may not be playing in the upper tier of CSGO anymore, it’s good to see pasha branching out and expanding his talents into the world of television.
Who knows, maybe we’ll see him starring in his own TV show before long.