In a professional match between CS:GO teams Luminosity and Cloud9, Gabriel ‘NEKIZ’ Schenato ended the 21 round game without a single kill.
NEKIZ’s team Luminosity faced Cloud9 as part of DreamHack Open Montreal 2017 on the 9th of September, where the American side won 2-0.
DreamHack Open Montreal was a $100,000 tournament that ran from the 8th to the 10th of September.
Luminosity is a Brazilian team currently ranked 24th in the world. Their opponents were Cloud9, an American roster currently ranked 13th.
The Brazilian player tweeted before the game that he was going to send Cloud9 home, an unfortunate post that has now spread across the Reddit forums since his lackluster performance.
You really hate to see that pic.twitter.com/rbg3IOTMUe
— Brian (@BrianSaintt) September 10, 2017
The game began on the map Cache where NEKIZ struggled as he ended with 10 kills for 21 deaths. The first map was close, Cloud9 won by only four rounds and it seemed the series could offer more than first thought.
However, the second map was much less competitive. The series moved on to Train where Cloud9 dominated the first half 13-2, and then closed the series with a 16-5 victory.
It was during this game that NEKIZ failed to get even a single kill. The information of the player ending the game on 0 kills for 19 deaths, accompanied by his Twitter post from before the game, rapidly spread throughout Reddit.
The result quickly became a meme within the CS:GO community.
Reddit user dood1337 joked that the majority of the conversation about the game was just memes:
Feels like most people just came to this thread to meme on 0-19 lol
Qctum joked about how much of a god NEKIZ was:
GOD NEKIZ WITH THE 0 BOMB
Another user, fumankeu, said he respected the pacifist approach:
Props to nekiz for playing an entire map as a pacifist
Some members of the community took the joke even further and created ‘frag movie’ montages of NEKIZ on train.
NEKIZ and Luminosity must now prepare for the EPICENTER 2017 North American closed qualifier. There they will once again face Cloud9 for a place at EPICENTER’s $500,000 tournament in St Petersburg. The closed qualifiers begin on the 15th of September.
Image credit: theScore esports