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iBUYPOWER theory.
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Europe YankeeM 
Three months ago professional Valorant player Jared "zombs" Gitlin on the stream said that Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne paid Richard Lewis to get them banned and forced Shahzeeb "ShahZaM" Khan to give a statement about it. Clip of zombs talking about the whole situation - streamable.com/bu38ez. What's interesting is that he has issued an apology in fear of legal action immediately but his apology tweet now has been deleted ( twitter.com/zombs/status/133061461521929..). And not only his tweet, almost everything about it has been deleted. Take a look at the comments of this Reddit thread (reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/jz..), every single link to the clip has been deleted. Smells fishy, doesn't it? Besides that, Spencer "Hiko" Martin said in one of his newest videos that he has a dirty laundry with Cloud9 youtu.be/M8n-kMdskYM?t=57 (0:59). He played for Cloud9 till 2014-12-15 and joined iBUYPOWER after. The same month iBUYPOWER players got banned for match-fixing so it definitely has something to do with it. I know it's only a theory that what zombs said is the truth but it's really interesting why almost everything about it has been deleted from the internet. Why would he delete the apology? Either he's not sorry because he knows what he said is true or he was forced to do it so the whole situation gets forgotten. What do you think?
2021-03-08 16:22
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IMMA NEED A TLDR BRO
2021-03-08 16:23
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#2
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Europe YankeeM
The whole post is a TLDR, I tried my best to make it as simple to read as possible.
2021-03-08 16:24
#5
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Canada Juicemoose
Cloud9 was behind the iBP bans
2021-03-08 16:27
TLDR: C9 paid for iBUYPOWER to get banned
2021-03-08 16:30
#23
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Europe YankeeM
2021-03-08 17:02
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If this is true, Jack Etienne is gonna have a whole lot of trouble on his hands, that's for sure.
2021-03-22 09:44
Jack and RL in cahoots with each other
2021-03-08 23:50
They bought thousands of their 2014 stickers and throwed on purpose to be millionaires 5 years later.
2021-03-09 09:19
Why do only ppl with american flags have such a short attention span, wtf dude. Just fucking take 1 minuten and read. It's not that hard.
2021-03-22 09:43
4 replies
Nice only Americans have short attention span + reported for troll behaviour.
2021-03-24 11:57
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Lmaoooo troll behaviour? Are you feeling well? Guess you've been banned in the time I've posted this and you had to take to respond, so who's the troll?
2021-03-24 12:04
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You are
2021-03-24 12:06
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You're just mad cuz I'm right, don't try to make me look like the bad guy lmao, learn to read a story, instead of being lazy. It's the stereotype you yourself create this way.
2021-03-24 12:08
There's a lot of shady shit happening mens(( money's involved 😿
2021-03-08 16:26
TL:DR
2021-03-08 16:27
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Europe YankeeM
2021-03-08 16:28
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ok i've read it. indeed kinda fishy but not definitive
2021-03-08 16:30
DAMIAN LILLARD IS BETTER THAN STEPH CURRY
2021-03-08 16:28
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i dont watch nba so idc sorry mens
2021-03-08 16:29
#86
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North America kekdubbs
ratio
2021-03-09 03:49
7 replies
Mf think this is twitter
2021-03-09 09:14
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#91
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North America kekdubbs
i know this ratio does
2021-03-09 09:27
1 reply
Ok, go to sleep
2021-03-09 09:35
#94
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Europe YankeeM
2021-03-09 10:44
how the fuck does ratio work in hltv
2021-03-09 11:13
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#98
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Europe YankeeM
+1 = 1 like
2021-03-09 11:15
#99
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North America kekdubbs
+1
2021-03-09 13:23
0/8
2021-03-08 16:28
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#26
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Europe YankeeM
+1
2021-03-08 21:06
NA CS, sounds about right. scummy degen scum gonna do shady shit
2021-03-08 16:30
TLDR: C9 CEO doing shady stuff, possibly getting IBP banned, statements and apologies getting deleted, very shady situation.
2021-03-08 16:30
i do not remember everything, but werent the fans very suspicious about that match even before the statements?
2021-03-08 16:30
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2021-03-08 16:31
They were but the point of the post is that RL didnt write the article based on morals but because owenr of c9 wanted only t1 team in NA and IBP was in the way.
2021-03-08 21:11
#110
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Europe YankeeM
I'm not saying iBP didn't fix.
2021-03-12 14:53
they def threw but I wouldn't be shocked if Jack maybe blew the lid off of it to make C9 the best NA roster
2021-03-08 16:35
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Europe YankeeM
+1
2021-03-08 16:51
He probably deleted the apology because he is ashamed and doesnt want people to dig for what he apologized for.
2021-03-08 16:35
Dumb theory easily disproven. He is ashamed and doesn't want the clip public ofc he's hunting down every link in order to delete it. You would do the same if you said dumb shit and regreted after. Not to mention he can get sued for shit like this.
2021-03-08 17:27
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You act like he pulled this shit out his ass
2021-03-08 22:00
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If he didn't he wouldn't go to these lengths in order to delete this shit.
2021-03-08 23:03
#46
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Germany KongoOtto
that's because he did????? Why sign Skadoodle if you're gonna risk getting him banned altogether with that type of move? Clips is deleted now so I can't really speak to the content of it but did he show any proof for what supposedly happened? Otherwise I don't trust a single word outta that guys mouth especially since he deleted all of that shit
2021-03-08 23:04
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#50
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Europe YankeeM
How do you know he deleted it and not Jack?
2021-03-08 23:16
+1 case closed
2021-03-08 23:36
#63
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Europe YankeeM
??? He signed ska year after his teammates got banned.
2021-03-08 23:39
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#100
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Germany KongoOtto
ok but you realise that at any point someone could've done what Jack supposedly did and gotten Ska banned?
2021-03-09 15:08
If I were to guess it would be to hide any suspicion of him being responsible for them getting banned since it was being talked about As for why everything was deleted Jack prolly sent a lawyer on his ass which could’ve been either for simple defamation or because he actually knew sumn
2021-03-09 22:49
Wouldn't be surprised, it was only cuz of the pressure from socials which is why they got banned by volvo. Nowadays, teams can throw a match and get away with it...
2021-03-08 21:17
I'm not a megafan of Richard Lewis but I refuse to believe he's corrupt. He didn't want IBP to be banned forever but he exposed the matchfixing because it was the right thing to do. Weak sauce.
2021-03-08 21:19
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You act as if he was saying that the entire matchfixing scandal was made up. The matchfixing was 100% real but with the way the article was released it pretty much solidified c9 as the best team in NA which makes it possible RL was paid off to investigate
2021-03-08 22:08
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They didnt even have to pay him off just tip him off and say they will provide what he needs (shazam) RL gets a story and C9 get to be #1 in NA. His integrity is not in harm since shazam is not fabricating anything he is just giving the evidence under pressure (this is just speculating if the leak is true)
2021-03-08 23:26
#64
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United States Slyckz
you need help
2021-03-08 23:42
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yeah this sounds interesting. One person might not be enough to be uncover everything, you want to volunteer?
2021-03-09 10:49
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#96
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Europe YankeeM
+1
2021-03-09 11:09
rekt
2021-03-09 22:40
Very interesting theory mate!
2021-03-08 21:45
xaxaxaxaxa NA orgs lmao
2021-03-08 22:07
Hiko didnt like C9 because he wanted to kick n0thing because he was ashit playing but C9 didnt kick n0thing so hiko left c9 making a team with part of a iBP core. zombs is just an idiot man.
2021-03-08 22:12
the answer is ch0ko is ruining g2
2021-03-08 22:14
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+999999999999 ChoKo runs and owns Gamers2.
2021-03-08 22:18
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This is what it comes down to c9 wanted ibp gone and paid off rl. Meanwhile Choko had inside information and tried to use it to blackmail c9 into losing the boston major. It was working until the last minute when c9 dug up some blackmail dirt on Choko and decided they couldn't go through with throwing. C9 winning and thwarting Chokos planned spun him into a downward spiral and he decided that his one mission in cs was to ruin every team he joined. He has always hated kennys so g2 was the obvious choice after faze.
2021-03-09 00:11
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Lmao +1
2021-03-10 07:09
Delete the accusation, delete the apology, memory hole the whole thing.
2021-03-08 22:15
RL: thinks he and thorin are the only person allowed to ruins another peoples career, remember when he acused subroza of cheating based only in clips and then get mad at gaules for the shit show on leaf, now about the topic, you made a interesting theory
2021-03-08 22:16
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When did he accuse subroza of cheating?
2021-03-08 23:32
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#59
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Europe YankeeM
2021-03-08 23:35
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Have you actually watched the video? Nowhere in it does he accuse him of cheating.
2021-03-08 23:38
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talking about some random accusation of cheating analyzing theses clips doesn't help neither, look at the way he talks, even Subroza said that Richard Lewis damaged his career in cs
2021-03-08 23:44
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But he literally said that fishy clips aren't enough evidence to accuse someone of cheating, that's what he said in the gaules debacle as well
2021-03-08 23:46
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brother i think Gaules did a dumb shit with that Leaf thing don't get me wrong, but the way that RL and Thorin think they had powers over the community is dumb either
2021-03-08 23:53
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ok!
2021-03-08 23:54
#66
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Europe YankeeM
Ok, what about the D0cC situation? Richard is def not a professional journalist.
2021-03-08 23:46
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Idk about that, never got into that story "Richard is def not a professional journalist" He gets paid for writing articles and interviewing people, isn't that literally what a professional journalist does?
2021-03-08 23:48
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Europe YankeeM
Being a professional journalist means you act as a professional and not an amateur that gets the money. He works in an esport scene just because he wouldn't be able to get money in any other scene that is bigger.
2021-03-08 23:50
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He's broken some of the biggest stories in esports ever and has won awards for his journalistic work, but sure, he's just an amateur and only does esports writing because it's his only choice And if you think he only does this for the money, you're delusional
2021-03-08 23:56
Most likely a no-namer lying for attention
2021-03-08 22:42
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Europe YankeeM
But why would he? He's in the best valorant team in NA, he didn't play cs professionally ever.
2021-03-09 01:04
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Valorant lmao The pros over there are soft af
2021-03-09 03:46
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United States Goob
very very interesting
2021-03-08 22:59
Why would Jack want them to be banned? Makes no sense The thing is that later c9 signed swag with a hope that some day he’ll be unbanned, why would he force the process of banning if he wants to see involved players in his team? No even mentioning ska being a part of c9’s most successful period Lol
2021-03-08 23:06
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#51
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Europe YankeeM
Why would Jack want them to be banned? To make Cloud9 the best team in NA. They signed swag as a content creator, not a player, he only was a stand-in for one tournament.
2021-03-08 23:18
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he could be signed as a player obviously, an actually he was signed as an analyst/coach and being the only t1 team in your region is not that much of a accomplishment by killing the competition on the scene this way you are killing yourself just look at current situation on NA scene, liquid is the best NA team, so what? what does this status give you? nothing at all
2021-03-09 09:15
And Ska was not banned. Jack privately warned him.
2021-03-08 23:27
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I bet it was Jack who made it sure that there wont be enough skins for Ska Jack blackmailed csgolounge.. or paid them
2021-03-09 09:17
Wouldn't be surprising considering Jack's character, but it's still a pretty far reach
2021-03-08 23:09
i'd rather listen to iSellPower theory
2021-03-08 23:20
#ZOMBSNATION
2021-03-08 23:25
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nah sick is better
2021-03-08 23:33
Shaz being a rat? Not surprised
2021-03-08 23:48
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The whole situation is messed up, but I still think that shaz didn’t need to snitch
2021-03-08 23:49
#77
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Germany F0kussi3rt
Have you seen the match? They were matchfixing. even If it was sth dirty they still got banned for a good reason
2021-03-09 00:13
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#78
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Europe YankeeM
I'm not saying they didn't lmao.
2021-03-09 00:20
rich people being evil what's new
2021-03-09 02:35
But it seems so werid for them to snag ska and sign brax as a streamer afterwards.
2021-03-09 02:55
Its just a valorant.
2021-03-09 09:30
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#102
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Europe YankeeM
wdym
2021-03-09 17:20
Wtf, if that is true lol
2021-03-09 22:42
#111
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Europe YankeeM
2021-03-22 09:37
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