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xQc bans a viewer from his stream after getting eliminated in CS:GO

Published: 1/Feb/2019 0:48 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 1:01

by Bill Cooney

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After a disagreement with a viewer over a CS:GO match didn’t go his way, streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel banned them anyway.

xQc streamed some CS:GO on Wednesday, January 30 and during one match he was eliminated by a player prefiring from the bottom of the T-side Apartment stairs.

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Viewers were convinced his opponent prefired up the stairs before xQc was in view and that he “ran” right into it, but the streamer wouldn’t believe it, and threatened to ban one viewer who insisted that’s what happened.

To prove his point, xQc goes back to watch a clip of him being eliminated and ends up finding out the viewer was in fact correct.

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Did xQc care? Of course not.

“He prefired, and I did not run a single time,” xQc admitted. “Mods, ban him.”

With xQc it’s simple: his stream, his rules. But whether or not the viewer actually got banned remains unknown.

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xQc has been known to threaten plenty of viewers with bans, but rarely follows through unless someone’s violating the Twitch TOS.

Besides getting into it with viewers during CS:GO, xQc also got temporarily kicked after he took out an over-talkative teammate before a round.

It seems like CS:GO either goes Felix’s way or it doesn’t, and his fans will be sure to let him know when it doesn’t.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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