Dafran explodes after Valorant tournament hands him lifetime ban - Dexerto

Dafran explodes after Valorant tournament hands him lifetime ban

Published: 16/May/2020 22:11 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:25

by Alan Bernal


Former Overwatch pro and streamer Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca was given a lifetime ban from Solary tournaments, including the current Cup being held for Valorant – and the reformed player didn’t take it lightly.

Confusion on the start time for HypHypHyp and dafran’s team ‘Prodigy,’ consisting of Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas, Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom, Jacob ‘Pyth’ Mourujärvi, and Bayram ‘bramz’ Ben Redjeb, led to an explosive reaction from dafran.

In the tournament’s Discord for participants, the organizers reportedly made a change in the time that the Semifinals were to be played. His team had overlooked the announcement made days prior about the change in timing.

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Dafran was given a lifetime ban from Solary events due to actions during the Valorant cup.

Due to the tardiness and time restraints, Solary was prepared to issue a map advantage to HypHypHyp. The embattled Overwatch star didn’t react well to the predicament.

“F*** the Solary Tournament on Valorant,” dafran said in an unpublished Tweet, among many more comments said on stream about Damien ‘HyP’ Souville, his team and Solary. “Bunch of cry baby b****es, doesn’t prove who is the best. Only who is favored by the french organizers.”

Moments later he heard mixwell talking to Hyp. They discussed a potential reschedule for their match the following day when Hyp conditionally agreed in principle, but only if Prodigy played without dafran.

The unfolding situation rubbed dafran in the wrong way, both in lead up to the map advantage and the aftermath of the proposed rematch. His outbursts against Hyp before and after the map advantage discussions led to Solary issuing a ruling on his eligibility.

“Today the player Dafran made disrespectful remarks during our Solary Cup on Valorant,” the Solary Cup organizers said. “Dafran is banned for life from our tournaments and his team will be able to play the game tomorrow with a substitute.”

Solary’s ban once again fired up the player who responded to the decision: “Suck my ball sack. Joke of a tournament and organization. Hyp and his team of washed up OW players too scared to play. Bunch of b****es. Hf with ur dog s**t.”

Though the entirety of Prodigy claimed they had not been made aware of the change in schedule, team HypHypHyp were waiting to load into the server.

“Semifinal is now bro,” HyP said, trying to call the attention of dafran. “Let’s go man, we can’t go above 7 PM and we can’t write on your Twitch [because of the] 30 minute follow.”

Team Prodigy will now have to look for a substitute to fill the player’s spot when they go up against HypHypHyp’s Valorant team in the Semifinals of the Solary Cup.


Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin


Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

GeT_RiGhT interview

GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

f0rest and GeT_RiGhT hugging
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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

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GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

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What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.

Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!