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

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.


CSGO Player Ditches ENCE for Military | Richard Lewis Reacts to Sergej’s Exit

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:58

by Bill Cooney


The loss of Jere “sergej” Salo to military service could be very bad news for Finnish esports org ENCE’s prospects “for the rest of their sorry existence,” according to Richard Lewis.

ENCE started out as a genuine underdog story from Finland, a region that has definitely contributed its fair share of great players to professional Counter-Strike over the years.

When Sergej joined the team at 16 he was already one of the standout players on the roster, and helped ENCE compete as one of the top teams in the world. But, the cutting of Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen in early 2020 sent the team into a “death spiral,” according to Lewis.

“He [sergej] looks to have gone into a terminal slump, I mean he’s barely scraping a one rating on HLTV.” Lewis said. “He clearly wants out, and then you hear the news that he’s being benched with immediate effect because he wants to go do his national service in Finland and get it out of the way now.”

Finland requires 3-6 months of compulsory military service for eligible males, however, it is possible to defer or put it off if you play esports, which is what many Finnish pros do, choosing to wait to do it until later.

For sergej to want to go and complete his service at 18, after being one of the best young players in the world “tells you all you need to know about what is going on in ENCE right now,” according to Lewis.