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CSGO star s1mple slams Twitch & asks to cancel partnership after ban

Published: 29/Nov/2019 12:59

by Kamil Malinowski


CSGO legend Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has blasted Twitch, calling it a “terrible platform” as he asked to cancel his partnership following another ban on November 28.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star is considered to be one of the best players of all time, and many fans regularly tune in to his Twitch streams to see some of his stunning gameplay.

However, that is no longer possible as his channel received another suspension from Twitch, leaving the Na`Vi star frustrated. This is not his first ban on the platform, as he was banned in August 2019 for aiming a homophobic slur at one of his teammates.

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During his previous ban, s1mple labeled Twitch a “joke” as he felt the ban wasn’t deserved since he was joking with his friend. Regardless, he returned to the platform and continued to dominate the CSGO section.

Once again, he has been banned and he believes it is a misunderstanding, stating that the platform is “stupid” for trying to put different meanings on words in different contexts. Some fans have alleged that his complaint stems from his use of a Russian homophobic slur, which they say can also be used as a way to call someone obnoxious or stupid. 

“I’m tired of streaming on a terrible platform that is always choosing [the wrong] meaning of words,” said s1mple. “If you ban me for [this] then the rules should be the same for other streamers as well.”

He has even gone as far as to ask the platform to remove his partnership. Most Twitch partners are bound by contract to exclusively stream on the platform, so he would need it to be revoked if he were to stream somewhere else.

“Can’t remove Twitch partnership by myself because of the ban, do it instead of me please @Twitch?” said s1mple, following up on his earlier post. 

He has yet to comment further on the matter and his streaming future, but many fans are suggesting Mixer as his new home, a platform that massive streamers like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have migrated to.

Meanwhile, Twitch have yet to release a statement regarding the situation, however, the company rarely comments publicly about bans.


Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo


The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.