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Dr Disrespect gives Astralis’ CS:GO team hilarious lesson in trash talking

Published: 7/Mar/2019 1:45 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 1:58

by Albert Petrosyan

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It’s not often a championship level CS:GO team needs a lesson in trash talking, but when they do, who better to visit than the one and only Dr Disrespect. 

Astralis’ CS:GO team is almost universally considered to be the best in the world, and their recent victory at the 2019 IEM Katowice Major proved that even further.

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Following their tournament victory, the Danish squad starred in parody promotional video released by Turtle Beach that also featured popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect.

At the start of the video, the team confesses that their trash talking is not up to par with their CS:GO skill, and they decide that the only way to build that up is to visit the Doc in his lair. 

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Once in the hidden bunker, the players go through a brutally tough session of training with the Doc, whose high level of instruction shows exactly why he’s considered one of the most relentless smack talkers on Twitch.

Of course, the great irony here is that the Astralis players are known for their positive and nice personalities, and the Two-Time faced a steep challenge to try and toughen them up.

However, by the end of the video, the Doc proudly stands and watches his students shout insults at each other, and the constant sound of their words being censored suggests that the teacher had successfully taught his lesson. 

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Of course, at the end of the day, Astralis lets their superb play do all of the talking, as they continue to dominate the international CS:GO esports scene tournament after tournament.

With their victory at the recent IEM Katowice Major, Astralis have now won eight out of their last nine tournaments, and to find the last time they placed out of the top five, you would have to go back to their sixth place finish at ESL Pro League Season 7 – Europe in April of 2018. 

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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