Gaules Posts Heartfelt Message For Counter Strike Global Offensive Community

Published 07/15/2020, 7:05 AM EDT


The Counter Strike Global Offensive Summit 6 sparked a controversy that has been around in gaming for a long time. ‘Cheaters’ have often been called out in tournaments and have received punishments. But this is only after they have found evidence of it. In the Chaos vs MiBR match, 16-year-old pro, Nathan ‘Leaf’ Orf was accused of cheating. At the center of the accusations was former CS 1.6 pro turned Twitch streamer, Gaules. He called out the plays, outright, as the clips he saw were very sketchy.

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Landing accusations and arguing is fine. But things got way out of hand here. Leaf reportedly started getting death threats from certain fans after the accusations were made. At this point, there is still no evidence that he actually cheated. But toxic fanaticism took over and the situation turned grim.

A lot of the pros had their opinions about the match. Some found the clips to be sketchy while others defended Leaf saying it is wrong to accuse him of something he may not have actually done.

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Gaules pens heartfelt note for Counter Strike Global Offensive fans

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While everyone has the right to call out sketchy looking plays, people have to understand the impact they have on the game and the community. Gaules is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch and has a huge fan following. The moment he landed the accusations, his community rallied behind him in support. But what he was not expecting were the death threats. That is taking it a bit too far and that practice needs to be stopped. So, Gaules took to Twitter and put out this heartfelt letter to his community and the fans.

He writes “From the moment physical threats and violence become part of the issue, this means that we must take a stand and show our community can no longer tolerate this type of attitude so can we have positively have a place within the international community.”

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This is a wonderful gesture from Gaules. He understands his influence in the CS community. This letter shows he never intended to spark controversy which would lead to death threats and that he strongly condemns it. It is here where the ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ comes into play. That should be the way forward. All said and done, it was a great message by Gaules and hopefully, no one will have to go through what Leaf faced, ever again.

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Akshay Patel

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Akshay Patel is the Group Head of the eSports division at EssentiallySports. After having obtained his BBA degree, Akshay has been in the field of social media and content creation since 2018. He grew up playing Counter-Strike and has been hooked on gaming ever since.

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