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Referee/Admin, AMA:)
refrezh | 
Switzerland NtroP 
I noticed quite a few users requested I made a thread like this, so feel free to ask me any questions about what I do! As a general overview, I referee several different games for ESL at various levels, ranging from Open League CS:GO, to PUBG Masters events, to rulebook translations for small fighter games. I do anticheat work with ESL, and am also staff for a Valorant anticheat discord, which has taught me a lot (I'm afraid there's a couple things I can't share!). FAQs: Q: Are you a girl? A: Yes Q: Will you send nudes? A: No Q: Do you play CS:GO? A: Duh Q: Will you play CS:GO with me? A: No, I only play with 5stacks I know! Although some users could be fun to play with Q: Have any players harassed you? A: YES
2021-08-08 00:17
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Did flusha cheat in the early csgo?
2021-08-08 00:19
2 replies
No, he just had help from youtu.be/ncrXieoHSWY
2021-08-12 18:51
:D
2021-08-22 17:51
#2
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Turkmenistan MilkEnjoyer
Credit Card number, expiring and CVV?
2021-08-08 00:19
4 replies
69696996969699 4/20/69 420 you're welcome!
2021-08-08 00:22
3 replies
in all seriousness are you a big fan of Roam With You - Club Mix by Grabbitz?
2021-08-08 00:26
2 replies
Just popped my discover weekly on lmao Seems good so far!
2021-08-08 00:26
+1 for Grabbitz.
2021-08-08 01:05
Why do you even bother with anticheat if VAC is already so effective?
2021-08-08 00:19
9 replies
Because we aspire to be gods, like gaben:)
2021-08-08 00:21
8 replies
nt, GabeN is unreachable. also respect for being G2 and huNter fan))
2021-08-08 00:21
7 replies
huNter- is just a really strong player, which people overlook for fandom compared to the s1mples, the zywoos, and the nikos I like players who aren't necessarily stars, but do their stuff REALLY well!
2021-08-08 00:24
6 replies
ok so you like AmaNEk?
2021-08-08 00:47
3 replies
I'd say Amanek is a really good player, especially with his versatility! However, due to the current meta's interaction with AWPs, I think having a dedicated AWPer could bring positive change to G2, even though I think the current roster could still reach great heights
2021-08-08 00:50
2 replies
hmm ok, valid answer
2021-08-08 00:54
amanek best player watafak?!
2021-08-12 18:59
Add KRIMZ and NAF to that list too. That’s a great reason to like huNter
2021-08-11 23:52
1 reply
Absolutely! huNter is just my fave of the bunch (refrezh is in that list too)
2021-08-11 23:58
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Andorra breasts
proof?
2021-08-08 00:20
1 reply
Profile?
2021-08-08 00:21
Were you a ref in the late 2000s-early 2010s? (Probably not but idk) If so, why did you let navi XITERS play dirty????? Jokes aside, did you ask admins for permission to make this thread? I heard they usually 404 them
2021-08-08 00:21
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Nah I'm way too young for that Uh oh imma get banned
2021-08-08 00:22
You dont send nudes? No more questions, sorry... :D
2021-08-08 00:23
13 replies
not funny, respect menettes)
2021-08-08 00:25
12 replies
was obviously a joke wtf, i respect everyone, well almost everyone but that has nothing to do with gender or how they look ofc
2021-08-08 00:28
11 replies
nice try misogynist
2021-08-08 00:28
10 replies
yes fuck women, they so bad wtf...
2021-08-08 00:31
6 replies
-1
2021-08-08 00:31
1 reply
got me there, in reality i just hate women, at least half of my best friends definitely werent female, i think they were aliens!
2021-08-08 00:32
I can stand by the phrase 'fuck women' tbh
2021-08-08 00:32
2 replies
two-way meaning
2021-08-14 00:26
1 reply
Yup, you can guess which meaning I prefer
2021-08-14 02:54
busted
2021-08-11 22:05
radical feminist on hltv?
2021-08-21 18:48
2 replies
wtf im not swedish
2021-08-21 18:50
1 reply
nt
2021-08-21 18:50
#13
mimi | 
Indonesia raesvg
Have you ever been biased as a ref or ESL has some sort of conflict form that disallows certain individuals that has relationship to ref
2021-08-08 00:24
9 replies
I'm personally very good at avoiding biases. However, by default, my relatives, members of my household etc aren't allowed to take part in ESL competitions with money involved!
2021-08-08 00:25
8 replies
Wouldn’t that be unfair to them? Like fr if you had a cs prodigy in your family and he couldn’t play bcs of u or even some distant relative
2021-08-08 08:45
7 replies
I imagine there's a mechanism to resolve that, ie ensuring I don't tell them all about the ins and outs of how we work
2021-08-08 11:35
6 replies
#592
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United Kingdom novaseer
or they just don't let you ref that event instead
2021-08-21 20:09
5 replies
It's not a question of bias, it's more the family member knowing a lot about the background processes in ESL
2021-08-21 20:11
4 replies
#682
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Sweden Hauta
Why should it be kept secret? I don't really see anyway people can manage to work around the admins "tactics" really.
2021-08-22 19:52
3 replies
There's a very good example of something we wouldn't want users to now about what we do, but obviously I won't tell you lol Sorry about having to be so shady about it
2021-08-22 19:54
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#713
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France LorisDF
sounds kinda shady ngl
2021-08-30 17:34
1 reply
ik lol but hey there's not much I can do bout it
2021-08-30 17:36
How's Switzerland bro
2021-08-08 00:25
12 replies
I actually moved to England a couple years back! Currently in Oxford, taking a short course on Physics I generally live in Kent tho
2021-08-08 00:26
11 replies
thanks
2021-08-08 00:27
Kent is cool, have you ever been to Rochester?
2021-08-08 00:50
5 replies
I have! In primary school, we were split into houses, each named after a castle (Dover, Windsor, Leeds, Rochester). I was in Rochester house, but visited all the castles!
2021-08-08 00:52
4 replies
Nice, I've never actually been to Rochester's castle tho I lived around there for like 9 months, pretty cool place tho (for Medway, though I kinda like Medway, even if it's probably not the best region I like its charms)
2021-08-08 00:55
Which castle did you like most? I would have to say Leeds or Dover but I may be biased by proximity.
2021-08-21 21:27
2 replies
Probably Leeds tbh
2021-08-21 21:28
1 reply
Yeah Leeds is very nice although it is a bit faux since it is more a fancy manor house than a castle - still very interesting
2021-08-21 21:29
I refuse to believe that a hltv user attends Oxford
2021-08-08 00:55
3 replies
I don't attend Oxford as of now. However, I am applying to take a Masters in Physics there!
2021-08-08 00:57
1 reply
such a contrast to hltv's degeneracy
2021-08-08 00:58
#192
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Italy Skye620
Hahahahaha rekt
2021-08-08 04:51
#20
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United States 1600J
Thoughts on Sneed’s Feed and Seed?
2021-08-08 00:27
3 replies
Never interacted with them much, their comments and threads have a knack of getting removed lmao EDIT: You changed your reply, the above doesn't really apply anymore
2021-08-08 00:28
I prefered seeeed tbh
2021-08-08 00:29
It was better under Chuck's ownership :(
2021-08-08 00:51
Will you RECIEVE nudes?
2021-08-08 00:26
6 replies
I'm afraid I have in the past. They were unsolicited, and unappreciated
2021-08-08 00:28
5 replies
#39
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United States GGtho
Was it lack or aight?
2021-08-08 00:31
3 replies
If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, then 'aight' would be the answer
2021-08-08 00:32
1 reply
#50
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United States GGtho
Gotta sling the self-made slangs now and then
2021-08-08 00:34
wtf does that mean
2021-08-08 00:58
proof or fake
2021-08-08 15:46
hey baby
2021-08-08 00:27
5 replies
hey babe
2021-08-08 00:28
I'm not a baby anymore D:
2021-08-08 00:29
3 replies
#709
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Turkey TheTurks!
A:SDASDASDA AHAHAHAHA not fuking funny
2021-08-30 17:16
2 replies
idgaf bye:)
2021-08-30 17:46
1 reply
#718
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Turkey TheTurks!
bye baby
2021-08-30 23:32
Q: Have any players harassed you? A: YES why did you put this in there as if it's a common question asked by 90% of the population xaxaxa
2021-08-08 00:28
5 replies
Funnily enough my interactions with players is the most common thing I get asked
2021-08-08 00:29
3 replies
why out of all things would they ask about that wwwwwwww
2021-08-08 00:30
#65
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Germany Me_no_car
What kind of tards ask that to a girl and that too in a game? FeelsSuperWeirdMan
2021-08-08 00:38
1 reply
#415
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Finland jakem0n
CSGO player base really retarded, I bet every1 can confirm
2021-08-12 19:33
+1
2021-08-22 19:29
Why are you doing an AMA?
2021-08-08 00:30
6 replies
Because a couple users asked me to do one, or were often asking me questions. This is simpler, so I don't have to repeat answers!
2021-08-08 00:31
5 replies
Well I think people will still ask same questions unfortunately
2021-08-08 00:32
1 reply
It'll be partially mitigated tho, and I can just give the comment number!
2021-08-08 00:33
most AMAs on hltv have actually been deleted D: Weird to add the "will you send nudes" question tho as I feel like everyone would answer no to that :P
2021-08-08 00:37
2 replies
Uh oh Just added it so the comments didn't spam that
2021-08-08 00:43
1 reply
its expected from hltv users but I doubt they would actually think anyone would answer yes to that :)
2021-08-08 00:56
Does ESL check the hardware of players before they are allowed to play with it on LAN?
2021-08-08 00:32
9 replies
idk how much I can say, but essentially ESL controls all the hardware. Take IEM Cologne, almost everything was supplied by ESL
2021-08-08 00:34
3 replies
Alright thanks! That was exactly what I was hoping for.
2021-08-08 00:36
So players aren't playing with their own peripherals but you get the same gear for each player?
2021-08-08 01:16
1 reply
This depends on the tournament. Many TOs will allow players to bring in peripherals, but these get checked.
2021-08-08 01:20
Don’t they have prebuilt pcs there?
2021-08-08 00:34
4 replies
I mean more like mice and keyboards.
2021-08-08 00:37
3 replies
Oh is that hardware too?
2021-08-08 00:37
2 replies
Yup. It depends on the TO, but mice are either supplied (generally from a sponsor) or thoroughly checked
2021-08-08 00:38
1 reply
Mice cheats haha
2021-08-08 00:50
#46
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United States GGtho
Salary as a ref?
2021-08-08 00:33
4 replies
A lot of my work is voluntary actually, but you get wildly varying rates when on a contractor job (idk how much I should say)
2021-08-08 00:34
3 replies
Above minimum wage of Germany?
2021-08-08 00:38
2 replies
It's done per hour, a google search gives me a rate per month
2021-08-08 00:39
So I came back to this question, and having done a bit of back-of-the-napkin math, I think it's safe to say the default pay rate is above the German minimum wage, once you make some assumptions about how many hours people work/month etc
2021-08-24 20:47
Remember when I simply asked you something across 3 threads and all got deleted?
2021-08-08 00:33
2 replies
Yup lmao Forgot what you were asking me tho xD
2021-08-08 00:35
1 reply
I don’t remember either, ig. I asked you if you speak german or french
2021-08-08 08:35
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Andorra breasts
what's a hot take you have
2021-08-08 00:33
3 replies
There's quite a few lmao Most are philosophical But ig saying that I'm convinced Akuma were cheating is more interesting to you
2021-08-08 00:38
2 replies
#67
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Andorra breasts
being convinced akuma were cheating isn't really a hot take tho🤔
2021-08-08 00:39
1 reply
It is for someone who shouldn't really have an opinion on that lol
2021-08-08 00:42
Any players you have a suspicion on? What is the best work experience / worst work experience you had?
2021-08-08 00:38
1 reply
Before I was an admin, I used to think some players were cheating (when they beat my fav teams), but now, nope. (With the obvious exception of Akuma)
2021-08-08 00:41
cs and pubg referee girl u must be beautiful like a flower probably not fat and ugly
2021-08-08 00:39
7 replies
I'd say I'm ugly But I'm in very good physical shape
2021-08-08 00:41
6 replies
what does that mean?
2021-08-08 00:42
1 reply
I have no extra flab, all toned muscle (I don't look like a bodybuilder either). I exercise often, and participate in many sports, so I'd say I'm quite fit!
2021-08-08 00:57
but you said you had boyfriends and kissed men
2021-08-08 00:54
3 replies
I'd say my personality is prettier than my body (not that that's very hard lmao)
2021-08-08 00:55
2 replies
so you care about personality the most do you?
2021-08-08 00:57
1 reply
Myself? Idk what I care about most. Generally I fall for someone, or I don't
2021-08-08 00:59
How much did you make averagely from one event?
2021-08-08 00:40
4 replies
Varies wildly! Idk if I should say much
2021-08-08 00:41
3 replies
well, so do you have any other job? or you can actually make a living out of it
2021-08-08 00:51
2 replies
I'm currently applying to Oxford, hoping to start a master's degree in 2022. This is really my main source of income atm, along with tutoring kids
2021-08-08 11:53
1 reply
what do you tutor in?
2021-08-21 18:50
how 2 volunteer as staff
2021-08-08 00:41
4 replies
There's an application form on the ESL Play website!
2021-08-08 00:42
3 replies
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-08-08 00:42
and also, do you sign profiles?
2021-08-08 00:47
1 reply
Occasionally, when I feel like it Generally tend to be more willing with players, naturally
2021-08-08 00:48
why not ban cheaters tho
2021-08-08 00:44
4 replies
The priority with cheaters, in any environment, esport, or scene, is to avoid false positives. But whenever we have a doubt, we investigate thoroughly!
2021-08-08 00:45
3 replies
how can a player succeed in ESL with the pervasiveness of cheats? when was the last time you caught someone? 99% of the players are software assisted, you are missing a lot
2021-08-08 00:50
2 replies
I caught someone yesterday lmao Also, there are SO many tools we can use to detect cheats: they always leave traces
2021-08-08 11:52
1 reply
what level?
2021-08-08 12:35
#87
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Russia SUNIX16
it was nice to play chess with you!
2021-08-08 00:46
3 replies
lmao I'm afraid I can't remember that
2021-08-08 00:47
2 replies
#99
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Russia SUNIX16
oh sorry, I messed up you with another user, but lmfao wtf you got same flags, same flairs and similar nicknames hltv.org/forums/threads/2497685/hltv-for..
2021-08-08 00:51
1 reply
Lmao no As a funny coincidence, I do play chess, although I've fallen off since my younger years, when I won the Kent and London regional tournament (and got clapped in nationals with a score of 2.5/6)
2021-08-08 11:51
how do i avoid getting caught cheating?
2021-08-08 00:50
2 replies
Don't play, or eliminate the admins
2021-08-08 00:52
xD so smart
2021-08-21 17:46
do u know what cs championships did to avoid cheating during online era?
2021-08-08 00:51
4 replies
idk if it's up to me to say that. However, it was virtually impossible to cheat unless you had tech out of area 51 lmao
2021-08-08 00:53
3 replies
so did admins did more stuffs than access to comms and faceit/esea anticheat logs? that was my impression during mibr/chaos "scandal" (i dont think they cheated) do admins have access to players computer remotely if they find something suspicious during the game on online matches like on lan?
2021-08-08 01:09
2 replies
I don't think I can say much, but everything was monitored, including the monitors.
2021-08-08 01:11
1 reply
ok tysm, that was my doubt
2021-08-08 01:12
will esl ever host a tournament in sweden
2021-08-08 00:51
1 reply
I have no idea! That's nothing to do with me, but maybe in the future!
2021-08-08 00:54
#113
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Ukraine VoidWave
why is there only 2 spots to qualify for EPLS, why not more? It would be way better if teams would get invites by their placings in ESEA, for example first 3, not only the winner.
2021-08-08 00:56
1 reply
I'm afraid I don't decide that. I love giving teams chances to play at the top level, but we can't have TOO many teams either: if we had the top3 from ESEA, we' have to slash slots in other places
2021-08-08 11:50
Q: Have any players harassed you? A: YES Who? I will beat their asses asap, my queen. just tell me
2021-08-08 00:56
1 reply
I wouldn't tell you if I were allowed! It's better kept between the organisers and the player in question themselves
2021-08-08 00:59
what you mean pro players harassed you?
2021-08-08 00:57
8 replies
Pro players are very kind in general! They also don't have a veil of anonymity to hide behind. Most harassment is from open tournaments
2021-08-08 01:00
7 replies
what does harassment mean for u ? saying hi ? looking? touching?
2021-08-21 17:48
6 replies
Main form of harassment is players trying to find all my social media and spam hateful stuff (or disgusting stuff) in DMs
2021-08-21 18:49
5 replies
for what ? do they blame u for losing? i don't understand what about #525 ? is that harassment ? xaxa
2021-08-21 20:19
4 replies
They disagree with my decisions, even though I just apply the rules lmao
2021-08-21 20:28
3 replies
how often does it happen? what is the most common situation in which u need to "do" something ? i mean the rules of cs:go are pretty simple mr15 and well known btw do u even have nudes ?
2021-08-21 20:33
2 replies
Generally I'm busiest before match start, because of teams not joining the server on time, or having AC issues etc. Once the match is started, it's generally smooth sailing.
2021-08-21 20:41
1 reply
i would like to make smooth sailing with u ;)
2021-08-21 20:46
0/8 why would that be a common question if nobody have any reason to suspect you're female in the first place? unless you said it yourself first of course. "hey guys i'm a girl, and since i want all of you to believe this, i'm also telling beforehand that I won't send nudes, btw i get harassed a lot because i'm a girl. hey look my profile, I state that i'm a gamer girl, because the sheer fact that i'm a female is relevant. btw have I told you already that i'm a GIRL? pls give me attention and I'll answer questions that nobody asked, but i'm gonna pretend they did so that people know i'm a woman who plays video games"
2021-08-08 01:01
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All the questions listed are true. I could flaunt my gender far more, but I don't. However, I do want to encourage girls to get into gaming, and showing them other girls who game is a great first step!
2021-08-08 01:04
at least she doesn't cry like a feminist like the others do here
2021-08-08 01:05
wtf she has proofs on profile description and its a common issue on online games
2021-08-08 01:11
2 replies
Problem girls face is that almost nobody is neutral towards them in gaming. Either you meet hostile people or hospitable simps (both to various degree) and tbh thats super fucking annoying if you want to chill and play.
2021-08-08 11:40
1 reply
true.
2021-08-14 00:13
#447
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Chile jotler
flag and name checks out
2021-08-13 22:21
Not ESL referee related but are you from french-speaking switzerland? I'm just wondering if Charlotte is a popular name in the german speaking part too
2021-08-08 01:00
12 replies
Essentially, I was born in Zurich to french parents. I spoke english and german at school, and french at home. My name works in all those langugaes, which is nice (and probably intentional)
2021-08-08 01:02
11 replies
Nice, only Italian and Romansch left and you'll have mastered all the swiss languages!
2021-08-08 01:03
10 replies
Italian is pretty similar to french, I can generally understand it! My german is pretty shaky now tho:/ Also romansch would be too much, I'm already learning russian and mandarin!
2021-08-08 01:05
9 replies
you still got time to learn it, you could get the 100% switzerland completion one day (maybe they give you a reward for that like a gold ingot from the UBS vault, a signed picture from the Federal Council or a lifetime supply of Migros Ice Tea)
2021-08-08 01:10
8 replies
LMAO Migros gives me nostalgia now wtf I loved going to Coop because of Jamadu (I think that's the name right?)
2021-08-08 01:12
7 replies
Yeah that's him, it's been a while I've had a Jamadu brand thing in coop now tho, nostalgia too... Maybe ask your friends or relatives in Switzerland to send you parcels with chocolate, cenovis and classic migros stuff :D (tho it's pretty expensive to send through the swiss poste, I used to send UK friends swiss things through the french poste, they were much cheaper)
2021-08-08 01:19
6 replies
Yeah I generally get some stuff from Switzerland! I used to live close to the oldest Lindt factory, and there's a shop there where we (my family and I) stock up whenever we go back!
2021-08-08 01:22
5 replies
Nice, good Swiss chocolate is a rare ressource in Cadbury country, hope your stocks last long :)
2021-08-08 01:25
4 replies
ahaha yeah Cadbury can taste good, but it's just not the same The red lindor are top tier imo
2021-08-08 01:26
3 replies
Ngl I'm more of a Frey person, the lindor balls are a bit too sweet for my taste (I'd happily take these tho m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71FnI-rl+wL... )
2021-08-08 01:33
2 replies
lmao they might be sweet, but I have a sweet tooth, and I LOVE them Just about any chocolate is yummi tho
2021-08-08 01:34
1 reply
true, I got a sweet tooth too but the lindor are just sweeter than I can handle Thankfully I still have plenty of options, feels good to be swiss :D
2021-08-08 01:38
what decides who get to pick and ban first map
2021-08-08 01:01
2 replies
Generally the better seeded team gets to choose if they want to pick or ban first
2021-08-08 01:02
1 reply
ok!
2021-08-08 01:03
im a girl too, lets be friends
2021-08-08 01:07
1 reply
send nudes first
2021-08-21 17:49
what is your faceit rank
2021-08-08 01:13
2 replies
I only played on it ages ago, when I was trash, and went down to level 1. I haven't played much since, but I recently played in a level 5 lobby and carried (not a hypercarry tho)
2021-08-08 01:15
1 reply
oof
2021-08-08 01:17
#145
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Germany felixG
Is doping an issue in esport? If so, is it also considered to be taken care of by the anti-cheat team? What measures are taken in that case?
2021-08-08 01:15
1 reply
ESL is part of ESIC, which has its own list of prohibited substances. As for its relevance to the AC team, there is none: we take care of software or hardware cheating
2021-08-08 01:17
Extremely interesting to note. ^^ I never worked for any official organisation but I was a head cheat spotter for several 1.6 servers back in the day and I would have clips sent to me all of the time to review; so it's always a pleasure to see someone who understands the opposite side of the spectrum when it comes to cheats. ^^ My question? What is your stance on witch-hunting? Always a pleasure, friend. :D
2021-08-08 01:16
12 replies
I'm always against witch-hunting. We've seen what it can cause, through the perspective of the leaf case. I will always try to avoid a witch hunt, unless the suspected cheater is making things hard for me.
2021-08-08 01:19
6 replies
Really glad we share the same stance on witch-hunting. :D
2021-08-08 03:34
Ahaha what a hypocrisy. > Always against witch-hunting > Accused Akuma cheating without solid evidence BEING a referee You cannot be serious 8/8 tho
2021-08-08 13:19
4 replies
#188 Am I going the extra mile in accusing them? Do you think I'm just putting this out there without actually poring over the demos and conducting analyses? This isn't even subjective: there's quite a bit of evidence I've got.
2021-08-08 13:55
3 replies
So why didn't you provide it to Valve or why they aren't banned? Or at least why your ESL did not ban them? reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/oi.. AppoloSC, ESL staff: "... Secondly and specific to Akuma, we have not received any further evidence that would indicate Akuma should be disqualified from our ESEA league structure." Your words: #61 "I am convinced..." "This isn't even subjective: there's quite a bit of evidence I've got." Wow it is not subjective, but your ESL colleagues still do not think so. So please keep your pathetic hypocritical b*llshit to yourself.
2021-08-08 15:47
2 replies
The research I did was independent. Do you think ESL would officially say that they make a decision based off a tournament where there was no anticheat? Officially, I don't have an opinion. Personally, I know they're cheating. Again, it's pretty obvious that I won't share the tools which were used for this. It's really not that complicated.
2021-08-08 16:25
1 reply
Don't worry about these akuma fanboys lol, I'm pretty sure even someone without right tools can just watch their demos and be 100% sure that they're cheating.
2021-08-12 18:55
#167
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Ukraine VoidWave
can you please explain me what means "witch-hunting" in csgo/hltv world? I tried to read about it, but I still can't exactly understand what this term mean is it calling s1mple = s0mple, zywoo = zywho, niko = choko or something like that? sorry for being stupid
2021-08-08 01:36
4 replies
Essentially in this context it just means going on a hunt for someone (because they're different)
2021-08-08 01:37
Witch-hunting is going the extra mile in accusing a professional player of cheating; it goes beyond mere subjective opinion and is borderline defamatory with suspicious clips and expressing your opinion as if it's factual.
2021-08-08 03:33
2 replies
Well put!
2021-08-08 11:48
Jonty with the perfect description as always :D
2021-08-08 12:17
#155
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Serbia XD___
How are pro players irl? Were you surprised how some players behaved (being a dick or being really kind) in a way you wouldn't expect from them? Out of players who harassed you were some famous t1 players?
2021-08-08 01:23
4 replies
I haven't got THAT much pro scene experience, but the pros I've interacted with are very nice! Harassment has only come from lower levels (unless you count nagging and just generally being a small pain in the ass being harassment)
2021-08-08 01:25
3 replies
#159
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Serbia XD___
What region has kindest pros?
2021-08-08 01:26
2 replies
idk tbh my sample size is small NA is probably the kindest But the aussies are my faves
2021-08-08 01:29
1 reply
#184
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Serbia XD___
ok, thx
2021-08-08 02:31
Why bother being an admin when players are using VAC secured servers, where it is impossible to cheat?
2021-08-08 01:27
1 reply
2021-08-08 01:29
#165
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Brazil Bactuga
Do you referee NA Esl Masters on PUBG? My brother plays on there, he is from Dignitas (Sparkingg) would be funny xD
2021-08-08 01:34
3 replies
I did the EU tourney, NA would mean staying up until like 4am But I'm a long-time PUBG fan, and Sparkingg is damn cracked Didn't he play for meta before?
2021-08-08 01:36
2 replies
#169
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Brazil Bactuga
Yeah he did, he left Meta like 4 months ago, also did you referee PGIS or nah? i guess it was probably really late for you, here on Brazil for us to watch we had to either watch it at 2 AM or wake up very early to watch the 7 AM Games
2021-08-08 01:37
1 reply
I've only ever refereed ESL tourneys:/ I can imagine the schedules are rough for you guys!
2021-08-08 01:43
Do you dwell with any kind of coach bug cases?
2021-08-08 01:47
5 replies
what do you mean by that?
2021-08-08 01:49
3 replies
I mean do you involved in solving the coach bug in the past or facing similiar issue?
2021-08-08 01:54
2 replies
Nope, although if another bug like that were to appear, I'd probably lend a hand in sorting it out
2021-08-08 01:55
1 reply
Thanks for answering and appreciated
2021-08-08 01:56
Then we probably wouldn’t have had the whole controversy
2021-08-14 02:56
Is your anticheat work mostly dealing with investigations or developing the actual AC software? If it is the latter, is there a way for someone to get involved in development such as discord servers?
2021-08-08 01:47
1 reply
I don't think that's something I should talk about. Personally, I mainly do investigation work
2021-08-08 01:49
How did you become an admin? P2000 or usp?
2021-08-08 01:59
3 replies
I started through volunteer work USP>p2000>>>>>>>USP without silencer
2021-08-08 02:03
2 replies
How does one volunteer/what platforms are your favorites?
2021-08-08 02:11
1 reply
There's a sign up page on ESL Play! If by platforms you mean esports, my fave are probably PUBG and CS
2021-08-08 11:45
do u agree that some cs pro players, are really bad at fixing problems of their PCs
2021-08-08 02:32
1 reply
To be fair, anticheats can be quite complicated to run, and when they go wrong they're a pain to fix. But yes, some pros are better than others at sorting these problems out lmao
2021-08-08 02:33
#190
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United States Rayduh
Will you send a normal picture of yourself so I can say hi to you at ESL events mens))
2021-08-08 04:30
1 reply
Don't worry you'll notice me straight away, not that many 6ft girls lmao
2021-08-08 11:43
#191
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United States Rayduh
Also, what languages do you speak and what’s your fluency in those language
2021-08-08 04:29
1 reply
English and French, fully bilingual. German, used to be fluent, slightly shaky now Basic Russian And some workable Mandarin
2021-08-08 11:38
#193
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Italy Skye620
Favourite pro player you've interacted with?
2021-08-08 05:00
1 reply
Maybe vexite? V nice guy
2021-08-08 11:37
cool
2021-08-08 08:50
hello? are you still answering??
2021-08-08 09:05
4 replies
I was sleeping!
2021-08-08 11:36
3 replies
oh right xD do you like magic?
2021-08-08 11:51
2 replies
I don't believe in magic, but I do admire magicians! Their tricks are often very slick!
2021-08-08 11:59
1 reply
hmm, quite a diplomatic answer i see xD
2021-08-08 12:08
What are the regulations about personal hardware? Afaik it is allowed to bring your own mouse/keyboard? Isnt it a major hazzard for cheats? How do you overcome it?
2021-08-08 09:20
1 reply
All equipment is either supplied, or thoroughly checked
2021-08-08 11:36
I always wondered: During Lans, pro players wear noise canceling headphones, that ONLY serve to cancel all noise, and then wear earpods underneath. (I mean industrial grade ones) But that would mean they receive their audio from the earpods, doesn't that represent a massive drop in quality? As in earpods VS headphones.
2021-08-08 11:45
1 reply
Some players prefer earpods. They generally can choose where the audio goes through!
2021-08-08 12:17
Imagine asking more than 100 questions and they are all bad. Now my question Do you feel ashamed when you realise that 3-4 times ESL were organizing quals for major and 1 -2 times cheaters got to HLTV stages? (for example clan fontan) Do you feel ashamed that you've done your job badly ? Lots of teams could not qualify because of cheaters and 0 actions from admins about them because "ESL anti cheat" is good and it works "perfect"
2021-08-08 11:46
12 replies
Of course I'm saddened when cheaters make runs. However, they always get caught, even though analysis may take a while. However, there is a limit to what we can do in a short time. If possible, we always replay the matches affected by cheaters!
2021-08-08 11:47
10 replies
yeah but it's not so difficult for you to disqualify cheaters. It's obvious for everybody that they are cheating but you still keep saying that "ESEA anti-cheat" is "the best" and let them win other teams as well. This is so corrupted af
2021-08-08 11:49
6 replies
Again, our priority is to avoid false positives. Imagine banning a team then realising they were legit. Would be awful!
2021-08-08 11:56
5 replies
man are you kidding me? How on Earth they can be legit? Are you really awared of situation or no? youtube.com/watch?v=QqJ0zCYnKd8 youtube.com/watch?v=DkaOMtqpVdE
2021-08-08 11:58
4 replies
Of course I'm aware. If we banned players off the slightest suspicion a bunch of pros wouldn't be here. Again, the moment I'm confident they're cheating, they get banned.
2021-08-08 12:00
2 replies
you ban them only when they are in semifinals/final already - when they beat lots of good teams who could probably even win quals
2021-08-08 12:01
1 reply
That's because we can't check them super quickly.
2021-08-08 12:03
#230
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Namibia KhT
I think admin of that game was sleeping wtf klan fontan didnt even try to hide it
2021-08-08 12:02
I just feel so sorry for teams that were try harding for the quals and then they got beaten by some 5 lvl faceit cheaters who dont even know how to throw smokes properly and admins are useless
2021-08-08 11:50
2 replies
I feel sorry for them too, but again, there's only so much we can do
2021-08-08 11:57
why did you change your flag sir
2021-08-21 18:57
101st to the list lol
2021-08-08 15:29
didnt ask
2021-08-08 11:53
1 reply
Don't care EDIT: :)
2021-08-08 11:58
#221
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Namibia KhT
Would you finish cereal first or milk first?
2021-08-08 11:56
1 reply
I generally have special K with chocolate. I eat all the floating cereal with a spoon, then drink the milk, and then eat the yummy mush at the bottom!
2021-08-08 11:58
Milk or Alcohol?
2021-08-08 12:23
4 replies
As matter of fact, I don't drink alcohol! But I do take a bowl of milk most mornings
2021-08-08 12:24
3 replies
Good name Good flair Does not drink Alcohol Drinks milk i'd rate a 8/10
2021-08-08 12:28
2 replies
lmao ty
2021-08-08 12:35
0/8 you can only rate out of 8 in HLTV....
2021-08-21 05:35
#238
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Korea Hordaphos
Why do you think it is necessary to use every given opportunity to point out that you are a girl? Do you really think we care or do you just enjoy the attention so much? And then you complain about „harassment“ lmao ....
2021-08-08 12:28
8 replies
already answered this. learn to read
2021-08-08 12:36
4 replies
#282
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Korea Hordaphos
Like im gonna read your whole shitty thread... But i guess i got my answer you little attention whore ;)
2021-08-11 00:40
3 replies
Cry, incel:) Not generally this toxic, but you really are a piece of work aren't ya
2021-08-11 00:41
2 replies
#284
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Korea Hordaphos
Why do you have to get mad when you know im Right? Cant you just admit that your craving for male attention? Im not juding, you probably have your issuses to compensate. I know a lot of girls like you ;)
2021-08-11 02:58
1 reply
Funnily enough I probably know myself better than you do. If I wanted to, I could give far more focus on my gender. Is this thread called 'I'm a girl AMA'? You know what? I enjoy male attention. However, I do not crave it, and CERTAINLY not from HLTV.
2021-08-11 03:19
Honestly, stfu. Everyone assumes that ppl here are males, so it's relevant to mention it and shame on you for hinting that NtroP are doing this for some attention hunt
2021-08-12 16:53
2 replies
oh nyo someones feelings are hurt 😢
2021-08-21 19:05
1 reply
Yes. Hug me plz
2021-08-21 19:11
Useless AMA aren't allowed at this site.
2021-08-08 12:40
2 replies
Apparently this isn't useless then:)
2021-08-08 13:05
#256
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Italy Skye620
Jonny E getting slow as he ages i guess
2021-08-08 13:27
#244
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Finland hermion
What is the female version of mens))) A) mens))) B) womens))) C) menettes))) D) your own choice
2021-08-08 12:44
5 replies
I would have thought B But a lot of people say C And A also works because we're part of the mens)) So I don't really mind, even though AccioHogwarts and WeAlsoHaveLEGO agree with me that womens)) is the best
2021-08-08 13:06
4 replies
Wtf have never seen anyone saying menettes)) fits more than womens)) Factually womens))) is the right version, thou.
2021-08-08 13:08
1 reply
Made a thread + strawpoll, almost double the amount of support for menettes!
2021-08-08 15:43
#253
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France eddiiiej
+1 if 3 most prominent female hltv users think womens))) is bestest than its bestest menettes 2 fancy
2021-08-08 13:15
#267
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Italy Skye620
Hard +1 for womens))
2021-08-08 15:30
#246
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France eddiiiej
From 1 to 10 how badly does the average CS player need to shower?
2021-08-08 12:50
4 replies
5 Some are squeaky clean Some... aren't
2021-08-08 13:07
3 replies
#252
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France eddiiiej
Do you ever see super crusty gear that desperately needs to be cleaned 💀
2021-08-08 13:14
2 replies
Not that I can remember
2021-08-08 13:19
1 reply
#258
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France eddiiiej
Awww, I had a friend who never cleaned his keyboard and was super sweaty, so the whole thing was full of skin flakes and weird filth, his mouse smelled as well lol
2021-08-08 13:50
#257
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Russia avvakum
What is your job regarding AC? You doing contributes on github or detect forsakens on lan?
2021-08-08 13:33
6 replies
I mainly analyse cases. This is done both online and on LAN!
2021-08-08 13:56
5 replies
how do you know if someone is cheating? have you cheated yourself?
2021-08-08 15:01
4 replies
I use a variety of tools to detect cheats, some more advanced than others. I have never cheated, with the exception of testing certain cheats on other ESL admins (I didn't want to impact random players), and I've served as a guinea pig for GamerDoc to check valorant cheats on
2021-08-12 15:32
3 replies
doesnt really answer my first question but ight
2021-08-12 17:44
2 replies
I answered the first question: I use tools to see if they're cheating (I can't go into more detail) I answered the 2nd question too: talked about using cheats
2021-08-12 17:47
1 reply
yeah but "tools" is so vague. whatever, i understand you cant disclose too much.
2021-08-12 17:52
#261
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Brazil Khart
What were your thoughts on the NIP vs Anonymous rematch? If you were the main admin that had to judge the situation, rematch or no rematch? Why?
2021-08-08 14:05
1 reply
I think there are threads in my profile which detail this, but I really didn't like the way it was handled.
2021-08-08 14:43
salary - 32k/month or more?
2021-08-08 14:48
1 reply
haha nah
2021-08-08 14:54
Do you know how forsaken managed to get cheats on his lan pc? If not, how do you think he did that?
2021-08-08 15:32
3 replies
Essentially you can import files, such as your config. Whoever checked the PC didn't check well enough ig, and he imported an executable named word.exe, hence the meme
2021-08-08 15:45
2 replies
What would happen if the file was found on the PC during checking?
2021-08-21 07:15
1 reply
Team DQ'd, player fined, banned for a couple years, historical demos reviewed, and subsequent bans applied
2021-08-21 11:07
Are you a low sens abuser?
2021-08-08 15:37
4 replies
My eDPI is 2240 I'm anything but a low sens abuser lol Although i recently went from 2400 to my current eDPI
2021-08-08 15:45
3 replies
what is in game sens??
2021-08-21 19:07
2 replies
In game sens is the sensitivity you have in your CS:GO settings Mine is at 1.4 right now
2021-08-21 19:22
1 reply
You like doing a bit of teasing in your answers :DD Lovely.
2021-08-22 05:28
What is happening with valorant tournaments and big organizers? Do you know why big tournaments are held only by riot and none by big companies like esl?
2021-08-08 15:38
6 replies
Riot has a stranglehold on who runs big val tourneys. They can stop other TOs from running them
2021-08-08 16:13
5 replies
Thats a weird decision. I think this would be overall healthy for the game to have that. Anyway, thanks for the answers and take care
2021-08-08 16:19
4 replies
If Riot allow every TO to host val tourneys then a situation like CS would arise. Smart move from Riot imo
2021-08-21 07:14
3 replies
So dont let do like in cs. You can control how many other tourneys you have a year, when and who will organise them. The current ones are not enough. You basically have 3 tournaments really worth watching a year and bunch of regional qualifiers which are dumb as fuck in their format and prolonged unnecessarily too much.
2021-08-21 08:18
2 replies
Pretty much. The production staff in the Valorant scene are also moving out because of the lack of gigs. I much prefer CS' format: it allows far more inter-regional interaction bar covid
2021-08-21 11:04
1 reply
Yeah. Weird from riot. They fixed many things cs had complaints about but it doesnt seem they have any idea what they are doing with pro tournaments. Btw great dedication from you. Still following a thread and even answering comments not aimed at you lol
2021-08-21 21:10
Norway is better than Switzerland
2021-08-08 16:26
4 replies
D: I don't think so tbh, even if it is a nice place!
2021-08-08 16:27
3 replies
Fact: Norway is better than Switzerland
2021-08-08 16:27
#286
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Norway 2kayn
norway so much better than schwitzerland0
2021-08-11 03:00
norway >>>>>>>>> switzerland
2021-08-21 19:07
#285
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Norway 2kayn
who?
2021-08-11 02:59
1 reply
idk
2021-08-11 03:14
Not sure if this has been asked yet, haven't read the whole thread but. 1. Thoughts on Akuma situation 2. Have you ever had to deal with something suspicious while at an event, either LAN or online? 3. Do you work somewhere other than ESL (like outside of esports reffing)?
2021-08-11 03:54
4 replies
1. Guilty 2. Yes, both players and staff 3. I do work with other TOs, but ESL is by fair my main one. I'm currently a student who also tutors kids on the side to make some money! I also take on random jobs which I consider mentally stimulating/challenging
2021-08-11 03:56
3 replies
1. nice, same 2. ooh, you probably can't say who exactly but what was the situation like? 3. Wow, so you've got yourself pretty busy with everything there.
2021-08-11 03:58
2 replies
1. you have a brain I see mens)) 2. bit of a mess, wasn't with ESL, the plan in all cases was just to take action and make as little drama as possible 3. lmao yeah I'm currently at a course in Oxford, it's 3am and I'm completing my problem sheet on RQM (combining relativity and quantum physics), finishing up a presentation on changing the laws of friction, etc. I should be able to rest next week tho lol
2021-08-11 04:01
1 reply
1. yeah it was very saddening because I was really on board with them being this huge cinderella story but then I watched the clips and... 2. yeah, probably for the best. 3. holy shit I'm taking physics 2 for my freshman year in a bit and that sounds crazy compared to what I'm about to do, good luck
2021-08-11 04:03
#292
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Argentina cheapdeed
favorite kanye west album?
2021-08-11 03:56
1 reply
I don't listen to Kanye:/ I don't even know any of the names of his albums! My style is more into melodic electro/rock, with the occasional sidestep into some more country-like electro, or touches of classic!
2021-08-11 03:58
AMA are banned on this site. Cya And Was last question even necessary ?
2021-08-11 04:19
3 replies
*useless AMA Guess this one isn't useless:) I just listed the most common questions!
2021-08-11 12:10
2 replies
>common question No one literally asks any girl if she is harassed ? Dont know what you are talking about lmao
2021-08-11 16:18
1 reply
Funnily enough I probably know better than you do... It's quite a common question, which isn't surprising as it's well-known that sexism is rampant in esports/gaming
2021-08-11 18:45
Is there any special measures to prevent cheating in online at ESL events (bcz most times viewers don't ever see player's monitors so it looks like it's very easy to cheat online)?
2021-08-11 13:07
1 reply
Absolutely. There's a lot of measures in place to avoid cheating, far more than at LAN. However, I won't go into detail about them lmao
2021-08-11 15:50
how many cheaters did you catch?
2021-08-11 13:21
1 reply
So let me check In the past 6 months, I, along with the anticheat squad, have banned a couple dozen users for cheating on ESL Play, and the ESEA statistics are here: play.esea.net/ban-list?filters[type]=1
2021-08-11 15:53
how do you guys "thoroughly check" mice and keyboard? do you all open them up or something?
2021-08-11 16:15
1 reply
pretty much lol I personally don't deal with that
2021-08-11 18:43
Regarding last ques of FAQ, Was the player t1 or not ? ( If you dont mind answering )
2021-08-11 16:24
1 reply
Nope, virtually all negative experiences are from open-level tourneys
2021-08-11 18:43
Oxford? Wow... How do you manage to fit everything in a day's time? And oh yes, how are you? :)
2021-08-11 18:46
3 replies
I'm currently on a course there, hoping to start a masters in physics from october 2022 I don't lmao - my sleep schedule sucks ig it's relative lmao: to how I normally am? Doing pretty fine!
2021-08-11 18:55
2 replies
Holy crap, that's amazing! I do hope that you will succeed in your endeavors! And get sleep! Please xD I wanna get into a good law school so am preparing for that. Time management has been shot to hell but what's new haha.
2021-08-11 19:10
1 reply
Well I wish you luck with applying for law school!
2021-08-11 19:48
#312
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Portugal H3NR
I have two questions. 1) What's the worst case you've come across in terms of cheating? 2) How does it work? Like, do you inspect the games in a team of X people and you make the decision as a group, or do you vote individually and in case it's a draw, it gets sent to a group of superiors that then decide the outcome of the case? Hope you understand my second question, not finding the right words to express what I want, but hopefully it is understandable. I'm sorry if you have already answered both questions, I read the first questions and answers and then scrolled down, so I'm sorry if I bore you with needing to answer the same question twice. Kudos for the thread, I like this idea very much and will read it entirely when times permits. :)
2021-08-11 18:56
4 replies
1) Literal spinbotters griefing a game. They played one round until the game was paused and they got banned lmao 2) There are always several admins on a case. Each of us will investigate the case independently, then report our feedback. No-one can see feedback of other admins until everyone has added theirs. If the case is not immediately obvious, there will often be discussion between admins, to see where we disagree etc. But most cases show very clear evidence of cheating from what has been picked up by the AC. There is no superior group, just the admin in charge of the case makes a final decision. Btw I don't think anyone asked these questions before!
2021-08-11 19:47
3 replies
#318
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Portugal H3NR
1) Wow... not expecting that. I was excepting maybe someone just clapping heads everytime, but that's a sad one... 2) I see, so you have one admin and the other people on the investigation would be called just referees? The admin will always have the last word, but relays on the referees feedback as well as his/hers own investigation, is that it? Like, the admin is the main jury of a talent show, and the referees are the other juries there. EDIT: Happy and glad to know no one asked this before :D
2021-08-11 20:08
2 replies
The terms admins and referees are interchangeable. Admins ensure the tourney/match is being run as expected, referees are more server-sided, but generally that's the same person for all tourneys but the biggest. The admin in charge of the investigation gets the final call (although other admins can escalate the case if they're seriously against the decision implemented). But they generally follow the votes: if all admins but the one in charge think the player is guilty, he'll get banned bar an exceptional case.
2021-08-11 20:39
1 reply
#335
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Portugal H3NR
I see and understand it now. Thank you for your explanation and time! Good luck with your appliance for the Masters in Physics at Oxford. Wish you the best! ^^
2021-08-11 22:25
#316
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Other the_dark
How often do you interact with pros of any game? Do you love your work?
2021-08-11 20:05
1 reply
I interact with pros whenever I need to, which isn't necessarily that often. However, I have gotten along well with many PUBG pros!
2021-08-11 20:06
are you a feminist?
2021-08-11 20:12
32 replies
I am indeed!
2021-08-11 20:39
31 replies
sad indeed
2021-08-11 20:56
30 replies
How come? Seems pretty thick of you to say that
2021-08-11 21:11
29 replies
Because its mostly either 14yo twitter girls who know literally nothing about life but complain or "bodypositive" women who just hate. In my country women have even more right than men but there is still plenty of feminists who just want to complain for no reason. Also you already mentioning harassment in your first post sounds weird to me
2021-08-11 21:50
I just dont see a reason for feminism to exist in civilised countries since it only brings more hate
2021-08-11 21:52
27 replies
It reduces disparities between genders. Not only does it allow women to have equal/equitable rights, but the promotion of feminism allows for problems such as high rates of male suicide to be addressed. It only fixes problems, although some idiots do not understand the feminist movement, unfortunately
2021-08-11 22:12
26 replies
What kind of disparities? As i mentioned in civilized countries it is already equal rights long ago, even before feminism was a thing, do you need even more now? And how the hell does it solve male suicide rates lmao? For now i dont see it fixing a single problem, but see a lot of hate towards men in twitter/instagram by kids who never even been in relations, thats the only thing feminism achieved so far
2021-08-11 22:20
25 replies
Please. Read up on feminism. Look at the stuff related to 'true' feminism: feminism following the following definition - the promotion of women's rights in order to achieve equal rights. Right now, women are far more disadvantaged. The simplest example is when I study physics: I was talking about friction, and the professor moaned that I didn't know what I was talking about - 'typical women' - and told me to read a paper recently submitted to him by Poracchia, who clearly knew his shit. My name is Charlotte Poracchia: I wrote that paper. You see these traces of sexism everywhere: I don't get taken as seriously as my male peers, even though I often top my classes.
2021-08-11 22:26
19 replies
LOL your example is not about RIGHTS, its about attitude towards women which is based on women being too silly sometimes (no offense, lets be honest) I can give you actual example about rights when men get disadvantage: after divorce women always get children, no matter if guy is better at everything and deservers it more. Or like in my country, every guy has to spent ENTIRE YEAR in military with shitty conditions, being scolded and beaten every day but girls dont :)
2021-08-11 22:46
9 replies
That's why I'm for equal rights: women should have to do that year too, or men shouldn't have to. Feminism isn't all about making women more powerful, it's about making the world fairer. By making it fairer in this way, we can avoid incidents like the one with my professor
2021-08-11 23:22
8 replies
The case with your professor is an association based on sexism and it wont ever be solved with feminism. Not to mention sexism is for sure not one-sided and happens towards men too, we just dont complain about that as much as you do because it has nothing to do with equal rights.
2021-08-11 23:42
7 replies
Feminism will create a world where there's less of a mental and social divide between genders and will therefore reduce the amount of cases like this. Effective application of equal rights will slowly eliminate all these problems.
2021-08-11 23:58
6 replies
Maybe in feminists fantasies such a world will exist but in reality nah, cant get equal attitude if we are different by nature. But rights are already equal long ago.
2021-08-12 13:57
5 replies
They clearly aren't, you stated it yourself when talking about mandatory conscription. Are you thick?
2021-08-12 14:48
4 replies
For women it is, even some advantage. Men dont complain and dont care
2021-08-12 15:40
3 replies
lmao you clearly do
2021-08-12 15:52
2 replies
The problem with the society of today is all terminology is butchered and bastardised to conform to the standards of the people of today. "Weeb" being a great example but also conspiracies and in this case, feminism. In lieu of that, the problem with feminism is it often gets misconstrued for femina*i's, the extremist version of feminism due to the aforementioned modern day butchering of terminology. Feminism has dome some good for the world involving gender disparity and equality for equal rights but at the same time, like all good things in the world, extremists will always exist to put a damper on things. Only we as individuals deter what is considered extremist and what isn't, the same goes for conspiracy and other problems in the world.
2021-08-12 16:13
Where did i complain about rights? I said that in my country women actually have more rights, but its fine idc. Im only unhappy with girls wishing me death in instagram for being born as male
2021-08-12 16:51
that's something that everybody has to deal with. I receive plenty of negative attitude from women about my gender. What a stupid way to argue for feminism.
2021-08-21 19:13
8 replies
Point is we shouldn't have to deal with this, you or me. Simple as
2021-08-21 19:25
7 replies
you seemed to be arguing it as something that is only an issue for women though. It seems to just prove how one sided feminists really think.
2021-08-21 19:31
6 replies
Let me put it this way: it's an issue which affects everyone, but disproportionately affects women and non-binary people. Simple as. Feminism is the promotion of WOMEN's rights to achieve this equality. You'll find that most feminists are also masculists (I am one myself), except due to the nature of the inequalities, they are more fervent in their feminism
2021-08-21 20:04
5 replies
what proof do you have that it disproportionately affects only women? Women are also assholes. Every (male) friend I have has been harassed at least once.
2021-08-21 20:18
4 replies
I've given a couple in this thread
2021-08-21 20:34
3 replies
if you go to a mostly female forum as a male, you'll get the exact same type of response. Trust me.
2021-08-21 20:36
2 replies
As in I've provided IRL examples in comments I've posted in this thread
2021-08-21 20:42
1 reply
Well it's very unfortunate that you went through that and I won't keep this argument going cause theirs no point to it and I don't want to push it any further cause I don't want to be an asshole and downplay any of your experiences.-- but thanks for sticking around to debate and I hope your experiences get better.
2021-08-21 20:49
#337
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Portugal H3NR
Equal rights doesn't mean shit if you have a man and a woman that excel at their functions and you still choose the man over the woman "just because". Sadly, that still happens. I'd advise you to read upon feminism as an idea, feminists and feminazis. What you're describing is not feminism, but people taking advantage of the movement to have some sort of "clout" on the internet and defending women supremacy (putting it in easier words: sexist women, just like you have sexist men). Saying that that's the only thing feminism has achieved so far also says a lot more about your ideals than you think, so I'd advise you to choose better words in the future.
2021-08-11 22:30
4 replies
Snap - I essentially posted the same thing in post #366 but without seeing your post beforehand. xD
2021-08-12 16:14
3 replies
#400
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Portugal H3NR
Yours was much better and exactly what I wanted to say, but didn't find the right words. :)
2021-08-12 18:04
2 replies
I preferred yours, to be fair. xD
2021-08-12 18:42
1 reply
#406
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Portugal H3NR
I guess mine would be easier for the common user to understand. :)
2021-08-12 18:44
is it possible to cheat on vac secured servers?
2021-08-11 21:56
1 reply
OF COURSE NOT! *cough* ESL servers better tho *cough*
2021-08-11 22:13
Will you send nudes?
2021-08-11 22:14
2 replies
Jk, Whats your opinion on cheating on lan? Possible?
2021-08-11 22:15
1 reply
It's possible, but requires top-notch technology, several bribes, and even then the advantage you'd be able to gain would be minimal
2021-08-12 15:40
What decision as a referee (over a player, a game, a round, a rule, anything) you regret doing? also, is LDLC (current lineup) the best team ever?
2021-08-11 22:16
1 reply
Officially, I never regret decisions In reality, I'm always kinda sad when I have to give a defwin because one of the teams can't field a full roster for reasons out of their control
2021-08-11 22:19
How do you notice a difference between smooth aimbot and human movement?
2021-08-11 22:36
1 reply
Sometimes you can do it by eye, sometimes you use a tool to assist you
2021-08-11 22:37
How many cheaters have you caught? What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you (as an admin / referee)?
2021-08-11 22:53
1 reply
1) #303 2) I got a thank you card from a lobby of PUBG players! There's a bunch of weird things, but I like to dwell on this one!
2021-08-11 23:26
Best AMA ever. Giggled a few times and know more about admins/referees than before. Gj 👍💪
2021-08-11 23:28
1 reply
Glad I could do that for you!
2021-08-11 23:59
I found powerful(imo) bug, where should i Report it so Valve could react as fast as possible?
2021-08-11 23:54
1 reply
Genuinely no clue lmao My bosses have direct channels
2021-08-12 00:02
#354
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Italy Skye620
Where is my boy smooya going next womens))
2021-08-12 14:53
3 replies
He's talented, but teams may be reluctant to pick him up Could be fnatic, could be a low-tier roster with a lot of potential!
2021-08-12 14:57
2 replies
#378
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Italy Skye620
I can certainly understand his past may make him hard to pick up as a player but he's definitely come a long way since BIG. Fnatic would be a really good move for him imo. I have a follow up question please. Faze clan Smooya?!
2021-08-12 17:20
1 reply
FaZe smooya? I mean, why not He has the attitude for FaZe
2021-08-12 17:25
Have you ever heard of players doping with legal stimulants like caffeine? Is there an amount they are bound by before it’s considered doping? If not, do you know how common it is for pros to take preworkout or something like that before a game?
2021-08-12 15:48
6 replies
The list of prohibited substances is defined by ESIC. You can find it on their website. Every pro has their own routine, and I don't know much about them:/
2021-08-12 15:53
2 replies
So the ESIC website only lists 7 prohibited substances. I imagine there’s a much larger number that perform the same duties as the ones listed (particularly with adderall and it’s focus benefits). Does this mean any other substance is aye ok or are there some restrictions that aren’t as public? If not, I’d imagine players are taking a shit ton of caffeine, probably some DMAA (which definitely should be banned considering it’s straight up killed people before), and a shit ton of other semi-controlled substances.
2021-08-12 16:05
1 reply
Quite possibly, but that's not my domain. I imagine we can always use a case-by-case basis
2021-08-12 16:22
pretty sure caffeine is actually a hindrance if you take too much
2021-08-12 17:54
2 replies
I find that around 500 mg is where you go from alert to jittery. It depends on the person though of course
2021-08-12 18:15
1 reply
fair enough, yeah if I have 1 cup of tea late afternoon (lower caffeine than coffee) I can't get to sleep
2021-08-12 18:18
1) What are your views on the socio-economic problems facing some European nation states in regards to their continued membership in the union? 2) What do you believe is the long term solution for peaceful resolution of the Israel Palestine conflict? 3) Where do you stand with regards to the fight for freedom in Hong Kong?
2021-08-12 15:51
1 reply
1) I believe that constraints placed on countries due to their membership are harming them in general 2) No clue: there are unethical ways of sorting it out quickly and easily though 3) I prefer to remain neutral on that
2021-08-12 16:20
At LAN matches do you regularly talk to pro players? or is just for "work/esl" stuff? are they focused on their game when setting up the pc or can you have a quick chat with them?
2021-08-12 16:01
1 reply
Depends! When acting as a player manager, you often chat to players, less so when refereeing
2021-08-12 16:21
In the earlier days, the CS1.6 players from the french speaking region I'm from had to play on the German-Autsrian part of the ESL. The ESL referees were partial as hell, and that was terrible. I remember that my class-mates's team back in the day was even banned for refusing to attend to a LAN in Germany. The refs said ok, u can go in Zurich instead (which was equally bad). The ban solved the issue ;) Now the world has changed. It seems that there is a CSGO scene in Switzerland. Earlier, we had Maniac that went to FR and then finish as a caster. We has Solek that went to D and own the record of the lowest kdr statistic for a pro in an official (nuke) match in all CSGO history: -0.05 (yes, you saw a negative sign). So the question is: Is ESL's swiss section fair accross its different regions?
2021-08-12 16:43
2 replies
Since the 1.6 days, things have come a long way. There are servers in many regions, and admins are impartial and follow a strict set of rules.
2021-08-12 16:48
1 reply
Thank you for your explanation and time! PS: I will not propose that u see my ESL profile picture to see a nude of me (or more precisely the much much younger version of me), because my account doesn't even exist anymore, I've just verified;)
2021-08-12 17:13
why is it important to us that u play the victim card even if nobody asked?
2021-08-12 17:30
5 replies
elaborate?
2021-08-12 17:30
4 replies
"Q: Have any players harassed you? A: YES" Its the internet, everyone gets some shit sometimes. In this current climate, it gets u a lot of attention, but many like me will not interact with u if you play the victim from the start. your choice. I am not against women or women in powerful positions, I am against bullshit.
2021-08-12 17:34
3 replies
You're not wrong However, this is a question I get asked commonly, hence why it's in the FAQ section. Your point being?
2021-08-12 17:33
2 replies
I did an edit to my last response. good luck to you, it seems that you have an interesting job. Have fun
2021-08-12 17:36
1 reply
ty big respect mens))
2021-08-12 17:37
Do you think u received your job based on your sex?
2021-08-12 17:34
1 reply
I very much doubt it. Either way, I know ESL are happy they took me in:)
2021-08-12 17:35
#393
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Canada ASH1
Your favorite team/player?
2021-08-12 17:52
3 replies
huNter- G2
2021-08-12 17:54
2 replies
#412
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Canada ASH1
Are you active in social networks?
2021-08-12 19:03
1 reply
Not really, I'm only active on discord
2021-08-13 05:36
#396
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Brazil Anarchybr
1. Do you think leaf or Xeppa where cheating? 2. If no, how they (leaf especially) can have more aimlocks on a bo3 than most players have in months ?
2021-08-12 17:54
1 reply
1. No 2. Many 'aimlocks' weren't, in fact, aimlocks.
2021-08-12 17:55
Do you / your entire team use any free and open source software, or almost all of them proprietary software?
2021-08-12 17:59
1 reply
almost entirely proprietary
2021-08-12 18:06
Best ice cream flavour?
2021-08-12 18:31
1 reply
Lemon meringue
2021-08-13 05:33
what the funniest thing/discussion you have seen in the game chat in a pro game?
2021-08-12 18:52
1 reply
I can't really say, but there's been some pretty impressive ASCII art
2021-08-13 05:34
#411
OK | 
Brazil PMend
what sort of music do you listen to
2021-08-12 19:02
1 reply
Generally more electronic, but on the melodic side Some rock, a couple niche styles, etc
2021-08-13 05:35
Do You attend lans as a ref? I only ask because I work alot in "CSGO" community, I got invited for pretty much every tier1 LAN, even when I am not working, just as a backstage guest. Maybe one day we could meet at the backstage of some LAN and make a photo for HLTV menss with lockers at the background. Just to troll a little
2021-08-12 19:03
4 replies
I do, but not regularly Hopefully we'll meet someday!
2021-08-13 05:35
3 replies
imagine wanting to meet a hltv user
2021-08-13 05:37
2 replies
Bye!
2021-08-13 06:43
Well, I met many HLTV users over the years. Some of them are friends of mine to this day and visit me every time They are in my country which is 2-3 times a years and I do the same when I am in Sweden. HLTV back in CS 1.6 times was different than now. RIght now You have 14yo kids that think They're the experts because They have level 6 on faceit which is basicly silver 2. Back then You could talk to people who actually knew a thing or two about CS / e-sports. Even 2 years ago some girl from HLTV PM'd me about major and she wanted to meet because it was her first lan ever. The best part is pro players / casters / experts / org owners or some famous CSGO people have accounts on HLTV and You don't even realized that You could reply some of them or They could reply to Your comment. HLTV right now is almost a cancer community but it wasn't like that years ago.
2021-08-13 14:55
”STAFF FOR VALORANT ANTICHEAT DISCORD” OMEGALUL does that give you moneis?
2021-08-13 05:38
4 replies
Pretty good experience tbh, I learnt a lot there
2021-08-13 05:38
3 replies
check edit, i forgot to add a questiong
2021-08-13 05:38
2 replies
I don't get paid, but it doesn't take up much of my time, and considering what I learnt, it was worth it!
2021-08-13 05:39
1 reply
pretty cool, i tip my hat to you sir
2021-08-13 05:41
Am I kawaii? 🥺
2021-08-13 05:40
1 reply
I wouldn't know!
2021-08-13 05:41
what age did you lose your v card at?
2021-08-13 05:42
9 replies
Not gonna tell ya lmao
2021-08-13 05:43
8 replies
why not?
2021-08-13 05:43
7 replies
A) None of your business tbf B) It's not something I'm proud of
2021-08-13 05:44
6 replies
because it is too young?
2021-08-13 05:44
5 replies
I thought u were leaving society
2021-08-13 05:53
4 replies
in 2 hours
2021-08-13 06:07
3 replies
Don't come back
2021-08-13 06:07
2 replies
I won't
2021-08-13 06:09
1 reply
How is it going in the jungle my friend?
2021-08-19 12:04
Who harassed you? I'll beat them up Nvm read a reply. Send logs and I'll track them down and neutralise them eZ
2021-08-13 06:00
Do you think valorant esports might surpass cs anytime in the future? And thanks for the AMA. it was really interesting to read!
2021-08-13 06:36
2 replies
I think CS/Val could go anywhere. Right now, I think Val is probably going to die slowly, although there's so much room for change
2021-08-13 06:40
1 reply
That's interesting. I personally think valorant is a fun game to play but it's a terrible esports to watch compared to cs where everything is more simple and fluid.
2021-08-13 06:42
Fake thread women don't exist.
2021-08-13 06:43
1 reply
Damn you got me
2021-08-13 06:46
do you guys ever look into or pay extra close attention to players with cheating accusations like flusha or subroza
2021-08-14 00:31
2 replies
Generally if there's clips that are sus someone will have a look out of interest if we don't launch an investigation
2021-08-14 02:54
1 reply
ok, ty
2021-08-14 04:01
Did you work in non-top tier matches when someone acted strange (matchfixing)?
2021-08-14 00:56
1 reply
I haven't come across any serious matchfixing to date. I don't deal with it anyway
2021-08-14 02:55
Oh, a second question. This might be a hard one to answer, but it's about the scandal that destroyed integrity of csgo so it's kind of as relevant as it gets. How plausible is it in your professional opinion that none of the players in the teams with coach bug abusers suspected anything?
2021-08-14 12:40
3 replies
I think different coaches may have had different approaches. I wouldn't be surprised if some players were fully aware of what was happening, whereas other coaches hid their knowledge from their team. I wasn't directly involved with this investigation however, so I may not be a full expert on the matter
2021-08-14 14:11
2 replies
Pretty grim, eh.
2021-08-14 20:43
1 reply
Yeah:/ If anything, that's the main reason I'm happy I wasn't a part of that investigation: I would've known many were getting away with it
2021-08-14 20:48
can you update anticheat so german cheaters get banned
2021-08-14 14:13
15 replies
Cheaters on ESL/ESEA servers get banned quickly, don't worry
2021-08-14 19:41
14 replies
0/8
2021-08-14 20:28
1 reply
In comparison with yes
2021-08-19 12:33
no way you're an actual admin if you say ESEA bans cheaters quickly
2021-08-19 12:27
11 replies
I'll admit it could be faster, but at least we can effectuate same-day manual bans. VAC or FAC aren't really anywhere near
2021-08-19 12:31
10 replies
it took like 4 months to ban known cheaters who were like 15-0 in esea open. Pretty sure they got manual ban while faceit ac detected the cheats. Anyway, you can buy good radarhack or sound esp for few k or even buy hardware cheats and you'll never get detected
2021-08-19 12:50
9 replies
The use of radar/ESP is pretty hard to cover up for It's not impossible when playing online in open leagues, but the impact is small (I'd still rather find a way to stop em!). In top-tier leagues, the AC mechanisms in place mean this is impossible.
2021-08-19 12:54
8 replies
idk, I have 0 faith in ESEA anticheats honestly, I still remember how fucking long it took to ban Grande and like 6 more norwegian dudes
2021-08-19 12:56
7 replies
I'm sorry you feel that way. I personally do a lot of volunteer work to try to tackle cheating, but there's a limit to what we can do:/ However, I am confident that ESEA's anticheat is the best in CS:GO. There's only 1 AC better than it: Vanguard. But then Vanguard has LOTS of resources
2021-08-19 12:57
6 replies
yeah im not flaming you, just sad how easy it can be to bypass anticheats. And even if anticheat is 100% flawless, you can always cheat by buying live feed data that is being to sold to bookmakers, in official games of course
2021-08-19 12:59
5 replies
Bookmakers don't have live data, but yeah, that's a problem too:/ I think the way forward is probably Vanguard-level intrusive ACs. People won't like it, but hey, it'll be necessary soon. For now, I'm just developing tools which I can use to catch more cheaters, but these only have a marginal effect: I can only expect to catch 5-10 cheaters in total with what I'm developing nowadays
2021-08-19 13:31
4 replies
company "Grid" sells data that is like 5-10 seconds delayed which is more than enough to make the right call and gamble site or molly the right position
2021-08-19 13:40
3 replies
I don't deal with taker comms much, but if this is true then I'm guessing the taker comms staff must have checked them. Still a bit risky lol
2021-08-19 13:42
2 replies
they sponsor many tournaments in tier 3 :/
2021-08-19 13:44
1 reply
Well I sure hope they aren't taking bribes lmao
2021-08-19 13:45
Do all UK people speaks like 3kliksphilip?
2021-08-14 14:32
1 reply
Yup, that sounds like a lot of people in England However, there's a huge variety of accents here, so if you went to the north, you wouldn't hear this much
2021-08-14 20:50
didnt ask + you're female
2021-08-19 12:11
#472
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Switzerland nierg
What do you do when a CS match takes absolutely forever? I personnaly get really disinterested as a viewer, but as a referee its kinda your duty to watch no?
2021-08-19 12:38
1 reply
Although I'll generally remain interested in the match, I can always do other things if all is smooth and the match is online: any AC data/player videos are stored in case an investigation is required.
2021-08-19 12:43
First woman on HLTV. Congratulations
2021-08-19 12:39
6 replies
I think LADY_NINI and WeAlsoHaveLEGO were here first!
2021-08-19 12:43
5 replies
i aren't know wealsohavelego is grill wtf
2021-08-19 12:46
4 replies
She's definitely one of my favourite users! Bit of a badass lmao
2021-08-19 12:48
3 replies
also, which team is going to win the StockHolm major, what do you think?
2021-08-19 14:55
2 replies
There's a lot of viable contenders My guess would be Na'Vi, especially if they retain this form, but I really don't want them to win because their fanbase is so annoying If not, G2 have a lot of potential, FaZe could show up, EG have a LOT of potential firepower, and the aussies are always a wildcard!
2021-08-19 16:05
1 reply
s1mple deserves a major more than anyone else, doesnt he?
2021-08-21 18:33
#474
B1T | 
Germany Rxpev
I thought Ask me Anythings are not allowed on HLTV?
2021-08-19 12:42
2 replies
I was told this too, but apparently this only applied to 'useless AMAs' I guess this one isn't useless lmao
2021-08-19 12:44
1 reply
#494
B1T | 
Germany Rxpev
alright, happy question answering!
2021-08-19 13:21
who is your favourite player and why?
2021-08-19 12:48
9 replies
huNter- consistent fragger, does what's required of him and so much more he's not a star, but he shines in what he does!
2021-08-19 12:52
8 replies
what about favourite team?
2021-08-19 12:54
7 replies
Probably G2 as huNter- plays for them I also like Heroic as refrezh is another player I really like And an aussie team called Paradox, met a couple of the players in twitch chat, rly nice guys!
2021-08-19 12:56
6 replies
you enjoy living in switzerland?
2021-08-19 12:57
5 replies
I currently live in England, but I've always loved Switzerland! I often go back there once or twice a year, whenever possible. It truly is an amazing country!
2021-08-19 12:58
4 replies
is there anything you like about england?
2021-08-19 13:00
do you like cocks?
2021-08-19 13:09
2 replies
Yes Not yours tho
2021-08-19 13:32
1 reply
I don't own one, but I really like those on Inferno, I find them really cute.
2021-08-19 13:35
1. You said that you have been harassed. What do you mean? They've stalked you? 2. "A lot of my work is voluntary", so what's your main job? 3. Is there a huge difference between people from Zurich and Oxford (mentality, hospitality etc...), or in general between Switzerland and UK. 4. Do you miss Switzerland while living in UK? 5. Your parents are french, is there a huge difference between french from France and from Switzerland? Has anyone ever said you or your parents in Switzerland in french that he or she doesn't understand you because you used a word that is common in France but not in Switzerland and then you had to precise what do you mean in other words? 6. Have you ever been to Poland? 7. What's your favourite food?
2021-08-19 16:34
1 reply
1. Lots of my work is done thru discord. Pretty awful media, hateful messages, and the like from multiple accounts etc. 2. I'm a student atm, looking to read physics at Oxford! In terms of side-jobs, I do tutoring and some of my work with ESL is paid 3. I don't live in Oxford atm (been there quite a few times tho), but in general, England is very different. A couple of the starkest differences were how important charity is in England, the hypocrisy in England (if I go shopping with friends and an item doesn't go well on me at all, British friends will say 'oh it looks AMAZING', Swiss/French friends will tell me it looks like ass lmao), and finally the very early dinner (5pm for some) 4. Yes, but I do love living in England! 5. Not much, mainly numbers (soixante-dix / septante), even expressions are common to both France and French Switzerland 6. Nope, but I'd love to! 7. Probably tex-mex, I love so much of it (burritos, quesadillas, tacos, fajitas, meat-based foods etc)
2021-08-19 16:45
Yo la noob, Where do you come from in Switzerland if I may ask? ;)
2021-08-20 23:21
14 replies
I was born in Zurich, lived nearby for a while, then moved to England!
2021-08-21 11:03
13 replies
Nicee, my dad actually worked in Zurich for a while, and he still owns a flat in Wollerau. I came close to living there haha. So you are a jerman speaker then? :(
2021-08-21 17:16
12 replies
I know Wollerau well lol I used to be fluent in German, but I lost it after I moved out:/ I can pick it up again pretty well whenever I go back to Switzerland tho
2021-08-21 17:38
11 replies
Well that's where Roger lives so I guess it's kinda famous in Switzerland lol I meant as in you are a native german speaker, but I figure you are not then?
2021-08-21 17:42
10 replies
Because I was born and raised in Switzerland, I was fluent, but I never actually talked German for like 4 years straight apart from the occasional week in Switzerland once I moved out
2021-08-21 18:03
9 replies
Yeah but I mean it's hard to forget your mothertongue imo. Like I've already lived in England and I'm oving to Italy and no matter how long I spend not practicing I will always remeember French somehow.
2021-08-21 18:06
8 replies
My mother tongue is French tho, I live in a French household
2021-08-21 18:24
7 replies
Oh okk I didn't realise, my bad, et comment tu es devenue Admin esl? ;)
2021-08-21 19:11
6 replies
I would reply in French but I wouldn't want to break the rules I became an ESL admin after I ditched my last TO, long story, won't share names. I started as a volunteer referee, for small cups/leagues etc, and slowly expanded to contractor jobs
2021-08-21 19:24
5 replies
Oh damn, and the jobs are Open? Like are they always in need of referees or is the market quite saturated?
2021-08-21 19:29
4 replies
Well right now they're freezing the Open CS:GO section, because it's undergoing an overhaul starting... next week? week after? But generally ESL will accept new recruits, although only around 5% of applications are successful atm iirc
2021-08-21 20:02
3 replies
Oh ok and you do it full-time or just part? And what brought you towards referring?
2021-08-21 21:58
2 replies
Only part-time, I mainly do it for my love of the game
2021-08-21 22:11
1 reply
Wow impressive, big up to you it must be really time consuming! And btw I thought I was the onlyguy on hltv who was pursuing higher studies, and not either unemplyoed or in middle school 😭
2021-08-22 09:24
do you own a victorinox swiss knife? i was told every citizen has one
2021-08-21 06:00
1 reply
Funnily enough, I do
2021-08-21 11:01
did leaf cheat
2021-08-21 06:24
2 replies
Nope
2021-08-21 11:02
1 reply
checkmate brazil
2021-08-21 11:40
Why do you mean anti-cheat work with ESL? You code the anti-cheat or something? Will it detect my adobe.exe?
2021-08-21 07:34
5 replies
I don't code it, but I use it along with other tools to detect cheats. It'll detect your adobe.exe lol
2021-08-21 11:02
4 replies
will it detect my word.exe
2021-08-21 17:23
3 replies
yes
2021-08-21 17:48
2 replies
#553
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Other the_dark
hax.dll ? p.s. asking for a friend
2021-08-21 18:43
1 reply
That too Most public/common cheats have been employed on ESL's AC systems
2021-08-21 18:51
Will you send nudes?
2021-08-21 17:41
#532
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Finland DTeeVee
Have you ever thought about becoming a mod on HLTV ?
2021-08-21 17:50
3 replies
not touching that idea at all lmao
2021-08-21 17:56
2 replies
#719
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Finland DTeeVee
Do live betting odds during a match "spoil" the match by showing which team is secretly winning because they are favoured to win or is this just a myth? Like let's say there's a match between OG and NAVI and it's 8-7 in favour of OG but the live odds shown on stream at half-time heavily favour OG, does it mean that OG have won the pistol round and possibly more rounds?
2021-09-09 17:21
1 reply
Pretty much. However, odds are far more significantly affected by placed bets, so it's very hard to read the game from the odds you'll see on screen.
2021-09-09 17:33
#534
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Australia B_Tannen
Have you ever taken stimulants (meth, MD etc) in order to stay awake at a tournament?
2021-08-21 17:54
4 replies
nope I don't like caffeine-based products either
2021-08-21 17:55
3 replies
#536
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Australia B_Tannen
What’s the worst experience you’ve ever had personally with a pro at LAN?
2021-08-21 17:56
2 replies
Not really had bad experiences with pros, wouldn't share if I did!
2021-08-21 18:01
1 reply
#541
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Australia B_Tannen
Fair enough. Have a good night.
2021-08-21 18:05
#540
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Albania 99kg
Admin best
2021-08-21 18:04
#543
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United States pkheat
What do you think are going to be the top 3 placements on ESL Pro League?
2021-08-21 18:08
1 reply
Na'Vi Heroic 3rd is up for grabs, G2 are inconsistent af, Gambit are wavering (but they're my faves for top3)
2021-08-21 18:25
What do you do? I mean like what kind of work do you carry out. Do you get paid for this and if so is it enough?
2021-08-21 18:29
4 replies
I essentially ensure matches are carried out smoothly and hitchlessly. I'll do the same on a macroscopic level for tournaments (generally low-level tho). I also deal with anticheat cases, and determine whether a player/team is cheating or not
2021-08-21 18:59
3 replies
how do u know who is cheating and who is not?
2021-08-21 20:21
2 replies
Our anticheat relays a lot of info, as do tools we apply onto demos/live games. I won't go any deeper than that, other than stating that we only apply anticheat measures onto players if we're absolutely sure they're cheating
2021-08-21 20:37
1 reply
so it's like a bot who measure some things in game of a player and u make decions upon that ? well make sense to me, some things are just impossible for a human to do, but what if that player is well know on the scene and anticheat deteced smt, will he be treated just like regular user?
2021-08-21 20:51
Have you ever had a chance to talk with huNter in an event or something ?
2021-08-21 18:30
1 reply
Not really, but hopefully I'll be able to soon!
2021-08-21 18:54
#552
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Georgia Megobari
I don't have questions, just wanted to say "hi". Love your country, if you're from Switzerland
2021-08-21 18:35
1 reply
Ty! Have a nice evening:)
2021-08-21 18:53
What do you do with teams who are bad at english? Or admins work only with teams they have common language
2021-08-21 18:49
1 reply
The general requirements on ESL's platform at any level is that English is the standard language unless otherwise specified. There's a lot of people at ESL we can bring in for translations just in case, and I know quite a few languages myself!
2021-08-21 18:53
What's it like being a Liquid and G2 fan right now? Constant pain?
2021-08-21 18:50
1 reply
Yeah:/ Today was rough lmao
2021-08-21 18:53
What are your hobbies?
2021-08-21 19:01
2 replies
Climbing, CS:GO, netball, philosophy, and a bunch of small things in life:)
2021-08-21 19:22
1 reply
> a bunch of small things in life :) Looks like we'd get along well!
2021-08-22 12:42
did you ever have to make tough rulings? like nip vs fnatic 2013 overtime replay?
2021-08-21 19:06
6 replies
some of the rulings I've had to make may have appeared tough to outsiders, but I've never had to really step on the boundary of the framework of the rules for a tournament
2021-08-21 19:20
5 replies
THAT seems fair anyways when did you first play CS?
2021-08-21 19:37
4 replies
I think 2016/17?
2021-08-21 20:08
3 replies
wtf you are young men? can I ask your birthyear? what did you play before CS?
2021-08-21 20:19
2 replies
I won't give you my year of birth, but yes, I'm younger than most pros. Before CS? I played krunker.io because I only had a weak MacBook Pro from 2008, although I did start CS on that laptop lmao (my aim wasn't too bad on trackpad actually)
2021-08-21 20:36
he baited ppl on 4chan before CS
2021-08-21 20:57
#586
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Sweden quacke
What's your career high aim as an admin?
2021-08-21 19:33
23 replies
I recently saw a potential job for managing all the big CS:GO tourneys, but my real ambition is to become an astronaut. Pretty far-fetched, I know, but many of the experts in the field I got to know are pretty confident I have strong chances of success. So I'm studying physics at a pretty wide level rn, and although the skills I'll gain by attempting to be selected as an astronaut will get me almost anywhere, I would be tempted to work with ESL full-time if my dream doesn't work out
2021-08-21 20:07
22 replies
what is ur IQ?
2021-08-21 20:16
19 replies
#600
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Estonia E$t0
LMAO
2021-08-21 20:23
2 replies
I know you;)
2021-08-21 20:38
1 reply
#629
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Estonia E$t0
maybe 👀
2021-08-21 20:57
I won't say, because I hate the 'IQ discussion' All I'll say is that I qualified for Mensa, comfortably
2021-08-21 20:34
15 replies
favorite book?
2021-08-21 20:54
14 replies
I couldn't say... A book I really like is Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov, really gave me an enlightened view on AI I also love the Harry Potter series
2021-08-21 21:12
13 replies
elo in chess?
2021-08-21 21:19
12 replies
I used to have a 2100 FIDE rating, but right now I'm probably around 1500, I haven't played much at all recently
2021-08-21 21:26
11 replies
do u have more female or male friends ?
2021-08-21 21:37
10 replies
idk, pretty balanced
2021-08-21 22:11
9 replies
what are u thoughts about modern society?
2021-08-21 22:19
8 replies
Bruh why you gotta ask so many questions🙄
2021-08-22 10:05
3 replies
cuz there are very few girls in the world that can keep up with my intelligence
2021-08-22 15:27
2. dont be jealous 3. she is my soulmate
2021-08-22 16:46
1 reply
1. I'm not fucking jealous of someone who asks endless questions 2. you wish
2021-08-22 21:13
I don't think it's a wise idea to share them publicly
2021-08-22 15:39
3 replies
lets go for a walk then
2021-08-22 16:40
2 replies
Lmao nt
2021-08-22 17:40
1 reply
... Reported. xD
2021-08-22 19:27
#647
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Sweden quacke
Sounds sick! I don't know what age range we're talking about here but somewhere further up you mentioned you were in good physical shape so I assume you're on a good way there then. Working full-time for ESL would be pretty damn cool honestly.
2021-08-21 22:58
1 reply
ty!
2021-08-21 23:11
#610
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Canada Femtal
List of potential cheaters? or at least in your opinion (across all the games you monitor) thanks
2021-08-21 20:38
3 replies
I think you'll understand I can't really say anything on this, with the exception of Akuma
2021-08-21 20:43
2 replies
#619
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Canada Femtal
lol understandable, I knew very well you would not be able to answer this but I still tried because y not
2021-08-21 20:43
1 reply
fair enough, can't blame you!
2021-08-21 20:44
Stopped reading at girl & blocked.
2021-08-21 20:53
1 reply
xD +1
2021-08-21 20:55
Idk if somebody asked this before (long thread), but: How did you become a referee? I mean if there are some pre requirements? Experience needed? If you already answered to question like this I would be grateful for link to answer :)
2021-08-21 20:59
1 reply
I had previous experience before ESL, but it's not required You generally start at a volunteer level, and get enough trust to work as a contractor
2021-08-21 21:21
#639
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Sweden sn1pie
this thread is still alive?
2021-08-21 21:29
2 replies
Idk I get notis about replies, and I reply back!
2021-08-21 21:30
1 reply
#641
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Sweden sn1pie
insane that you still get replies on this, but good for you :)
2021-08-21 21:31
#652
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Australia IBzoyy
liquid>g2 /closed
2021-08-22 09:31
who will win the major in 2022???
2021-08-22 09:56
1 reply
It could go anywhere! I think G2 and CoL have really good chances
2021-08-22 10:44
do you think that mousesports will make into the major this year?
2021-08-22 12:49
2 replies
I think they will, but they'll have to fight for their spot
2021-08-22 15:38
1 reply
thats true as a mouz fan i like that they have to fight for it but i am also a bit scared
2021-08-22 15:42
If you had to a move to a new country (one you haven't lived in before) RIGHT NOW, which one would it be and why (personally, Canada because it also likes Winter Sports, mountains and it's a chill country)
2021-08-22 16:43
1 reply
For me, there's a shortlist of 3 countries: NZ, Canada, and China. China has its obvious issues on the socio-political side so I'd only go there if I had some sort of immunity, and NZ has soaring house prices and kinda sucks for esports. So Canada would probably be my choice!
2021-08-22 17:41
Do admins/referees have any say in match fixing investigations (not exactly ESL admin question obv, more of lower tier question) or staff just report suspicious activity to ESIC, forwards some evidence if needed and ESIC takes care of the investigation? If they have some say could you say how deep say it is if you are allowed to?
2021-08-22 16:56
8 replies
Match fixing is rarely dealt with by the admins/referees. Generally we just pass info on, but we can also apply sanctions if players are obviously not playing to the best of their ability
2021-08-22 17:43
7 replies
Oh okay, thanks for your answer!
2021-08-22 17:49
sry for the reply outta nowhere and especially so if you answered this question, but: What do you think about the whole Akuma situation? It's not often that all teams attending the tournament sign the petition to check a certain team for cheats.
2021-08-22 19:39
5 replies
Akuma are cheaters. That much is obvious. Exactly how they cheated, I couldn't tell you, but I imagine it was thru a corrupt admin relaying GOTV info. Officially, 'I have my eye on them'
2021-08-22 19:41
4 replies
Btw after this match hltv.org/matches/2350509/akuma-vs-okura-.. Akuma guys had the nerve to accuse the opposing team of cheating lmao
2021-08-22 19:43
3 replies
I'm aware:)
2021-08-22 19:45
2 replies
Many believe that ESIC are a huge joke at this point, and I do too. tyfyt
2021-08-22 19:47
1 reply
ESIC are good, just powerless and underresourced
2021-08-22 19:49
yo i think we played recently for uni 10 man, i flick scout headshot you down mid hahah
2021-08-22 19:51
Why do you think watch over the shoulder is enough to spot a pro cheating? Do you restart computers every time a team gives you their gear to start a new game? Do you check "rare" secquences of keyboard entries during games?
2021-08-22 20:01
1 reply
We don't Not necessarily, it depends on the equipment. It is thoroughly checked, however Not during games, but after games
2021-08-22 20:04
Do you support the death penalty?
2021-08-22 21:26
1 reply
No, unless the prisoner prefers it over a life sentence
2021-08-22 23:14
do you love russians?
2021-08-24 20:48
2 replies
I don't love them, I don't hate them either I generally have bad experiences with them, but there's been a couple good games with randoms
2021-08-24 21:05
1 reply
reported
2021-08-24 21:06
Does sexism still run in the E-sports scene? Not literal sexual abuse/insult but more like spectators being creeps or staff being less sympathetic towards you.
2021-08-24 20:56
1 reply
Absolutely But I'm glad to see steps being taken to change this
2021-08-24 21:06
Hey, would you shed some light on what steps are usually taken when there are reports of a team/player cheating in a tournament/qualifier? I made a thread about it a while ago because the process doesn´t seem to be very effective. hltv.org/forums/threads/2460104/cheating..
2021-08-24 21:19
1 reply
I can't tell you too much, but essentially every admin studies the case, then we get together and discuss, mix our ideas etc, and then the admin in charge of the case makes a decision, which we can contest at the very worst
2021-08-24 21:53
what do you think about the HUNDEN scancal???
2021-08-30 02:04
4 replies
Well At this point there's several Which one do you want my opinion on specifically?
2021-08-30 12:20
3 replies
Him giving the team strats book to astralis!
2021-08-30 16:53
2 replies
Well that's clearly unacceptable. Even anti-strat material shouldn't be shared, let alone strats conceived by the team. A 2-year ban seems light on him, but then he'll have to go through the danish legal system too. Shame that Heroic gave him another chance only for him to throw it away.
2021-08-30 16:57
There is proof Astralis did not access the information. If they had taken the bait, I'm pretty sure HUNDEN had used this as leverage/blackmail in his negotiation with Astralis. They dodged a bullet by avoiding hiring him.
2021-08-30 17:07
#708
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Japan CRINGEMAN
Your favourite anime and manga my dear e-girl?
2021-08-30 17:15
2 replies
I'm afraid I don't watch anime:/ I have read a manga before, but that was a while ago... I think it was about rock climbing?
2021-08-30 17:24
1 reply
#716
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Japan CRINGEMAN
E-girl which doesn't even watch yaoi 😳. New day new discoveries..
2021-08-30 17:45
is that your main job? why did you apply?
2021-08-30 17:16
2 replies
I applied because I love CS:GO, but I only do this on the side. I'm a student atm
2021-08-30 17:30
1 reply
nice
2021-08-30 17:35
How can I beat the ender dragon in minecraft??
2021-09-09 17:39
3 replies
I think you like... Blow up beds on the post when the dragon sits on it? Idk I'm not a minecraft gamer lol
2021-09-09 17:43
2 replies
Ty
2021-09-09 20:31
1 reply
np lol
2021-09-09 20:50
#725
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Sweden sn1pie
why does pros pc's crash or what ever? like that really never happends at home
2021-09-09 17:45
1 reply
PCs don't crash that often, but they still do. They crash at a lower rate than normal PCs, but bear in mind that pros will want to play on optimum conditions, and so any small (valid) inconvenience can cause a tech pause.
2021-09-09 18:25
How do you check if players are cheating And in between games, do players log on to their own account or is the same account used for everyone on that computer?
2021-09-09 17:46
3 replies
I can't really tell you that;) Players always play on their account. Accounts are never shared unless there are exceptional circumstances
2021-09-09 18:26
2 replies
another question If you've ever worked as an ESL admin or similar, are you allowed to play at tournaments? and have you met the goat zeus?
2021-09-09 18:58
1 reply
Nope, I can't play in any ESL tournament with prizes I'm afraid I haven't yet!
2021-09-09 19:01
#734
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United States mainz
So my esl wirse acc got banned
2021-09-15 17:46
1 reply
lol
2021-09-15 19:17
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