CS:GO star s1mple reportedly banned from Twitch for homophobic slur - Dexerto

CS:GO star s1mple reportedly banned from Twitch for homophobic slur

Published: 13/Aug/2019 16:52 Updated: 13/Aug/2019 19:04

by Bill Cooney


CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s Twitch channel has been removed from the platform because the player used a homophobic slur during an FPL game, according to esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau.

S1mple is a professional CS:GO player for Natus Vincere, widely considered one of the best players in the world.

Fans quickly noticed as his Twitch channel suddenly became unavailable on the platform sometime on August 13, quickly searching for answers.

StarLadderS1mple is widely considered one of the best CS:GO players around.

Why was s1mple’s Twitch channel removed?

UPDATE 8/13: Esports insider Slasher tweeted that s1mple had been removed from Twitch for one week for using a homophobic slur during a July 29 FPL game.

At the time of writing the exact reason for s1mple’s channel being struck from Twitch is still unknown. Dexerto has reached out to s1mple and Na’Vi for clarification; Twitch does not comment on channel removals.

Twitch bans can happen for any number of reasons or violation of the site’s Terms of Service, Community guidelines or a possible DMCA strike.

According to Twitch stat trackers, s1mple hasn’t streamed since August 7, and the takedown appears to have happened almost a week later.

StarLadderThe exact reason for s1mple’s Twitch being removed is still unknown.

S1mple’s channel being removed seems to have everyone – from CS:GO pros to fellow Twitch streamers – confused.

“Why is s1mple banned on twitch?” CS:GO Twitch streamer Mohamad ‘m0E’ Assad asked on Twitter.

Twitch suspensions typically vary from 24 hours, to three days, to 30 days, to permanent, depending on the severity of the incident or repeated infractions.

We will update this article when more information becomes available about s1mple’s Twitch ban.


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


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
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.