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CS:GO pro stirs up controversy by claiming fighting games are easier than FPS games

Published: 7/Dec/2018 21:05 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 21:19

by Bill Cooney


After Dominique “SonicFox” McLean was named Best Esports Player of the Year at the 2018 Video Game Awards, CS:GO pro Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev ignited a firestorm by claiming first person shooters were more difficult than fighting games.

SonicFox surprised everyone at the Video Game Awards on December 6 when he ended up winning Best Esports Player of the Year.


Most people were excited for the athlete, and for fighting games in general, but some, like s1mple, thought competitors in first person shooter were more deserving of the award because the games are more difficult.

After congratulating SonicFox on the win, s1mple wrote in the same tweet that “CSGO is team game, there is more things to practice individually and with a team, this game is more harder and interesting.”


This obviously didn’t go over well with a number of people, some, including SonicFox himself, pointed out that he has won tournaments in multiple fighting games this year.

Pro fighting games player Denom ‘A F0xy Grampa’ Jones saw s1mple’s tweet and decided to respond with a challenge of his own to FPS players.

For his part, s1mple did respond after learning that SonicFox competes in five different titles to say he thought the athlete did deserve the award.



MIBR reportedly set to secure LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky for CSGO rebuild

Published: 18/Oct/2020 5:11 Updated: 18/Oct/2020 5:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


MIBR, one of the biggest Brazilian esports organizations, is looking to rebuild its CSGO roster for 2021 and beyond, and it seems like they’ve got their sights set on LUCAS1, vsm, and leo_drunky.

MIBR’s CSGO team has gone through a bit of a rollercoaster ride lately. Last month, they dropped two star players, TACO and fer, and coach dead after a major coaching scandal. Then, FALLEN left due to his dissatisfaction with their decision.


All in all, losing the old SK core has forced the organization to rebuild the team from scratch. However, it seems like they’ve already got three replacement players and a coach in mind.

If the rumors are true, MIBR is interested in adding Leonardo ‘leo_drunky’ Oliveira, Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, and Vinicius ‘vsm’ Moreira to the roster. They’re also keen on Raphael ‘cogu’ Camargo as the coach, according to the report from Brazilian news site Globo Esporte.


LUCAS1 is a perfect candidate for MIBR

LUCAS1 played for MIBR in 2019, where he spent six months in the squad before moving on to Imperial e-Sports. He spent almost a year with Imperial, before suddenly leaving the squad just a few weeks ago.

MIBR Lucas1
LUCAS1 joined MIBR on loan back in 2019.

It’s easy to understand why he might be a good choice for MIBR’s rebuild. He’s experienced, reliable, and available. LUCAS1 has been in the scene for six years, and he’s racked up four top-tier titles, three second-place finishes, and three top-four finishes.

It’s fair to say that he’s a solid career, and he’ll be sure to be a reliable acquisition.


VSM is talented but controversial

Vsm is one of the most promising players in the Brazilian scene, but he’s also quite controversial. In 2018, Valve cottoned on to the fact that he received a VAC ban sometime in the past, and they’ve banned him from attending any Valve events ever since.

Vsm has proven himself to be an incredible talent despite the controversy surrounding his ban.

Still, that doesn’t prevent him from competing in other competitions. He’s currently signed with DETONA Gaming, and he’s been doing great. MIBR competes in a lot of them too, and that means his ban shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

After all, if they’re calling him out as an ideal candidate, it seems like they’re not too fussed.


Leo_drunky could pave the way for MIBR’s future

Leo_drunky currently plays for Sharks Esports, and he’s proven himself to be a valuable member of their team.

He might not have as many accolades as the other candidates on the list. A couple of decent finishes in lower-tier tournaments is the best he’s done. But he’s the youngest of them all, and potentially has the brightest future ahead.

MIBR Leo_drunky
Leo_drunky is only twenty years old and could be a valuable member of the team for years to come.

Finally, the team will still need a coach, and MIBR seems to think Raphael ‘cogu’ Camargo might be the perfect man for the job. The 35-year-old veteran has been retired for a while now. In his prime though, he helped MIBR win ESCW 2006 in the 1.6 days.

Of course, these are all whispers in the wind until MIBR makes an official statement. But if the rumors are true, it’s a promising line-up and one that could help the organization get back on the right track.