shaGuar with live AMA on Twitch

Counter-Strike legend-turned-professional-poker-player Griffin "shaGuar" Benger will be doing a live AMA on his Twitch channel on Wednesday.

Griffin "⁠shaGuar⁠" Benger was one of the most popular names in the North American Counter-Strike scene during the first half of the 2000s, when he played for iconic teams such as zEx, Team 3D and NoA.

Throughout his gaming career, the Canadian player, who became famous for his AWP skills, won several international tournaments, including CPL Winter 2004 and WEG Season 1, both with NoA, and CGS Season 1, with the Chicago Chimera.


Benger will be playing CS live on his Twitch stream (Photo from pokernews.com) 

After hanging up his mouse and keyboard, shaGuar became a professional poker player, and since making the move he has earned over $8 million in both online and live tournaments.

Earlier in the month, shaGuar became one of the first high-profile poker players to live stream play-money games on Twitch, where he comments on each hand played on a seven-minute delay during a tournament.

This Wednesday, at 20:30 , he will be taking questions from fans during a live AMA Q&A session on his Twitch channel for an hour. At 21:30 , he will be playing Counter-Strike for the first time in almost a decade together with Cloud9's Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert.

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Canada Griffin 'shaGuar' Benger
Griffin 'shaGuar' Benger
Age:
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Team:
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Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
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United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
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Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
141
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
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WHAT UP NOW SWEDES WOO
2015-04-22 12:11
40 replies
+1337
2015-04-22 12:18
1 reply
+420
2015-04-22 12:20
WOOO HE'S FUCKING BACK
2015-04-22 12:21
28 replies
nobody knows who he is
2015-04-22 14:06
27 replies
yeah coz you're all 10 years old and only know hacker players HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
2015-04-22 14:08
7 replies
who is he?
2015-04-22 15:51
6 replies
notsureifsrs...nobody knows who you are.
2015-04-22 16:06
1 reply
don't worry about little retard brit cod kids they don't know true awp legend, probably crying because he shrekt his mum
2015-04-22 16:13
one of the finest awpers NA has ever seen
2015-04-22 16:25
2 replies
not just NA, one of the finest the WORLD has seen!
2015-04-22 20:58
1 reply
ok my frien :)
2015-04-22 23:30
#153
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Poland kRAMERO
did u read the news or just first comment?
2015-04-22 17:25
#93
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo
Kappa
2015-04-22 14:31
ROFL go worship happy d00d
2015-04-22 15:50
13 replies
who is he tho m8
2015-04-22 15:53
12 replies
read the article maybe ?
2015-04-22 15:54
1 reply
yeah hes a once cs player and now poker player. Cool
2015-04-22 15:56
Someone who has made more money and accomplished more than you will in your entire life.
2015-04-22 16:07
9 replies
still dunno who he is :/
2015-04-22 16:10
8 replies
Like any1 would know who you are, ever. Ure a 96, enuff said.
2015-04-22 17:34
3 replies
your a 1. 96 is higher than 1 = better
2015-04-22 17:43
2 replies
Trolls be failing.
2015-04-22 17:47
1 reply
im a human not a troll
2015-04-22 18:10
Age: 19 Ofcourse you don't know who he is, you are a kid who was sucking on your mom's tits while shaGuar was destroying the world in the real skillbased Counter-Strike.
2015-04-22 19:45
3 replies
nice
2015-04-22 19:51
calm dem nerdtears bruh
2015-04-22 21:26
1 reply
Because everyone older and more experienced than yourself is a nerd, and everyone younger and less experienced than yourself is a loser right? Oh you newgen kids' logic...
2015-04-28 18:18
Even I know who he is.
2015-04-22 19:43
1 reply
well if u know who he is, i MUST know :/
2015-04-22 19:51
oh dear...
2015-04-22 22:16
lol he is a former cs player played for team3d EG NOA
2015-04-22 22:57
legendary phrase
2015-04-22 13:10
8/8
2015-04-22 13:27
#85
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Poland zetq
XDD
2015-04-22 14:06
yeah it was awesome :D
2015-04-22 15:23
shaGuar frags shaGuar?
2015-04-22 15:52
1 reply
2015-04-22 15:54
My first thought and strongest memory of shaguar was the documentary by his father, talking about video game addiction. Was a really interesting documentary :)
2015-04-22 16:10
2 replies
Link?
2015-04-22 16:40
1 reply
youtube.com/watch?v=YwJlErJJxvc It starts so biased but it ends well, father ended up understanding.
2015-04-22 16:46
hieeeee
2015-04-22 12:11
do they even know him in there?
2015-04-22 12:12
woooooooooooooooooooooooo
2015-04-22 12:12
who
2015-04-22 12:12
5 replies
you don't even know him... he's a legend bro, if you don't know him - you're new at the internet
2015-04-22 12:15
lol
2015-04-22 12:37
I would be ashamed asking who is shaguar
2015-04-22 14:33
woooo*
2015-04-22 14:59
new silver confirmed
2015-04-22 17:16
shaGuar!
2015-04-22 12:12
lol why summit?
2015-04-22 12:13
5 replies
Maybe friends?, shaGuar seems like just gonna chill a bit since he didn't touch the game for almost 10 years as it said in the news. I don't expect him above DMG level tbh after all this time :D
2015-04-22 12:17
Cause why the fuck not? Summit is the biggest cs streamer. summit = Viewers, Viewers = PR for his new channel.
2015-04-22 12:28
2 replies
nice try summit
2015-04-22 12:36
1 reply
you darealmvp here bud.
2015-04-22 12:50
the news says n0thing now
2015-04-22 12:49
#8
COLON | 
Brazil Collee
top90 maybe
2015-04-22 12:13
#9
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ
Best US player ever. NP
2015-04-22 12:13
11 replies
US player while he is Canadian?
2015-04-22 12:15
8 replies
#70
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ
WOW GJ. btw I meant the scene, since he played in team 3D which was at the time, mostly US. he also played for EG sometimes but mostly 3D.
2015-04-22 13:37
5 replies
#97
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Finland jemmis
u cant say that ScreaM is french player either, so how could you say like that about shaGuar?
2015-04-22 14:55
4 replies
#106
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ
From now on I will say Canadian. Just for you.
2015-04-22 15:30
3 replies
Epic Fail.
2015-04-22 16:40
#140
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Finland FRGVN
or just go for the best NA player.
2015-04-22 16:44
1 reply
#170
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ
Thnx Ive learned so much on one day. Only thing Im stuck with is the fact that Im still a virgin.. :<
2015-04-22 18:35
Canadians are considered to be part of na in cs so his statement was correct you cannot bring up scream because that doesnt apply for europe do it having more diversity while na and canada usually team up to just be na.
2015-04-22 18:49
1 reply
Yes you can Scream is French
2015-04-22 20:18
that userid.You are the legend here,sir :D
2015-04-22 16:53
1 reply
#169
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ
<3 :D
2015-04-22 18:31
#10
hypn | 
Serbia hypn`
n1
2015-04-22 12:15
play money? LOL u mean real money
2015-04-22 12:15
1 reply
he's also playing with n0thing not summit anymore (busy)
2015-04-22 12:17
WHAD UP NOW SWEDES WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2015-04-22 12:15
If u dont know "WHO"....go to school :D :P
2015-04-22 12:16
Legend, one of the best awp history
2015-04-22 12:17
For new players that don't know: this is the "What up now swedes WOOH!" guy
2015-04-22 12:18
is summits wifes birthday, he will be playing with someone else.
2015-04-22 12:19
never forget! "shaG takes out shaG?"
2015-04-22 12:20
wait.. who ?
2015-04-22 12:20
1 reply
First AMA question..Who are you?
2015-04-22 12:21
1 reply
You are kidding, right?
2015-04-22 12:39
He is gonna play with n0thing, not summit
2015-04-22 12:22
3 replies
Thanks. He had summit at first on reddit, then he changed
2015-04-22 12:40
obviously,because summit can't stream today ^
2015-04-22 13:26
1 reply
You clearly didn't read. Shaguar is gonna stream on wednesday next week.
2015-04-22 21:35
when is this in UK time?
2015-04-22 12:22
2 replies
1 hour earlier ;)
2015-04-22 12:26
#40
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Austria db42
half past 7 uk time
2015-04-22 12:40
NoA.shaGuar nuff said.
2015-04-22 12:32
WHAT UP NOW SWEDES WOOOH!
2015-04-22 12:39
youtube.com/watch?v=LiLeyne9xuM Thats one of the best video edits ive seen. So good!
2015-04-22 12:40
#43
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Taiwan SCVready
WADAP NOW SWEDES WOOOOOOOOOOOH!
2015-04-22 12:48
1 reply
6.2m lifetime cash, wow
2015-04-22 13:07
shaGuar wooooooooooooooooooooh
2015-04-22 13:03
more news like this and those new kidos dont know anything hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2015-04-22 13:06
#52
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United States sxg
3D | shaGuar` THE BESt
2015-04-22 13:07
4 replies
nice try, Sievers
2015-04-22 13:14
3 replies
I find this shit quite funny :D I saw few responses like this before :D
2015-04-22 18:51
2 replies
<nt flusha> <- original text. HLTV forced meme. refers to hugely increasing accusations of flusha's mouselifting and wallhacking. He made anonymous reponses to HLTV threads defending himself and people found out. _____________ someone enter that shit on knowyourmeme
2015-04-22 19:01
1 reply
Yeah I saw "nt flusha" before, but I didn't know it has real roots ;d
2015-04-22 20:08
Who? Oh some washed up 1pixelsuxxer turned poker pro. How interesting. Next.
2015-04-22 13:14
2 replies
New fags won't understand how big is this :D
2015-04-22 14:26
1 reply
dude's just a troll, I'm sure there's newer players who can be respectful of previous greats.
2015-04-23 05:55
wow
2015-04-22 13:15
Thats awsum
2015-04-22 13:15
#61
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United States Zinnoc
He won CPL Winter 2004, not 2003. Anyways, really nice to see him back in Counter-Strike, although for short.
2015-04-22 13:18
Which counter-strike he will be playing 1.6 or GO ?
2015-04-22 13:18
1 reply
Cso kappa
2015-04-22 15:16
WHAT UP NOW SWEDES WOOOO
2015-04-22 13:19
WHAT UP NOW SWEDES WOOOO
2015-04-22 13:22
WHAT UP NOW SWEDES WOOOO
2015-04-22 13:28
Please jcarver and shaguar dual stream
2015-04-22 13:34
WHAT UP NOW SWEDES WOOOO
2015-04-22 13:36
How much?
2015-04-22 13:38
howly shit , old legend dinosaur back :D
2015-04-22 13:47
CONNECTOOOOR! Such a funny guy :)
2015-04-22 13:48
add his stream for today to show up on hltv so its easier to notice plz
2015-04-22 13:51
<3
2015-04-22 13:53
video of shaGuar after winning CPL 2004. damn thsoe good old days, I've already followed the scene 2 years prior to that with M19 winning WCG 2002... goog memories youtube.com/watch?v=lUpi3Tt-EV4
2015-04-22 13:53
whaddup now swedes? whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
2015-04-22 13:57
Sir Scoots & shaGuar @ CPL 2003 Scoots :) youtube.com/watch?v=KDU46BusCFw shaGuar after winning half a million $$$ interview http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=upR-xX8xCtU shaGuar with more than a million chip pot VOD interview again youtube.com/watch?v=JFBc2KDu_jw
2015-04-22 14:00
2 replies
even in the early days scot looked very old :D
2015-04-22 16:55
Thx for sharing the last video mate
2015-04-22 17:38
WHAT UP NOW SWEDES WOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-04-22 14:02
#83
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Brazil hono
Shaguar takes out shaguar
2015-04-22 14:05
1 reply
exactly, I always say it to myself when I read his nick after long break :D
2015-04-22 15:46
legend guys.. saucers should bow to him
2015-04-22 14:11
very nice, my favourite cs and poker player <3
2015-04-22 14:23
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2015-04-22 14:25
I see sweeds going mad Kappa The salty is real boys!
2015-04-22 14:34
My favorite player even though I'm a swede.
2015-04-22 14:56
who fucking cares he was good 13 years ago.
2015-04-22 15:14
8 replies
#102
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Slovenia yack
+1
2015-04-22 15:18
Anybody who can appreciate what he did for the game of cs and anybody who got to experience watching him crush top teams first hand.
2015-04-22 15:44
Why so serious ? It's just for fun and some may be happy to see how he's doing... If you don't care, no need to tell us, just don't post, jeez...
2015-04-22 17:40
3 replies
my point is i rather see an AMA with knine, karleygg, onscreen then this dude.
2015-04-22 18:38
2 replies
It isn't an either/or situation. They can do one too. You have no fucking point.
2015-04-22 20:12
Yea this 'Pele' guy was good at football 50 years ago so now hes irrelevant =/ lol 13 years later swedes still mad
2015-06-04 02:31
#213
mimi | 
Sweden eNvym
mad swede sup now swedeess WOOOHOO
2015-04-23 01:57
I bet your bitch ass went apeshit when RobbaN started streaming. Xenophobic geek.
2015-04-23 05:38
Canada has a CS legend wow
2015-04-22 15:27
Shame newphgs don't know him. But OMG, why such a bad time? It's Champions League today...
2015-04-22 15:28
omg, the legend is back
2015-04-22 15:38
Shaguar is not only a legendary player but a legendary personality as well. His gotfrag article about the CS economy is one of the first instances where a pro player was able to convince developers that the game was broken and needed to be fixed. Unlike of all the whiny babies who do nothing but cry about every little detail, he presented a well thought out and properly researched article that changed the game of cs as we know it today. This dude was an insane awper, rifler, and his wallbangs were fucking exciting. This guy came hard. Went from a fat little teenager whose father hated his gaming "addiction," to a cs legend, to a fucking millionaire in competitive poker. None of you fucking csgo scrubs have anything on this guy. All your shit is right back in your face.
2015-04-22 15:43
6 replies
pretty much this. and n0thing moar.
2015-04-22 15:50
#123
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Sweden Tragic78
+this
2015-04-22 16:00
+1+1+1
2015-04-22 16:32
+1
2015-04-22 18:02
+99
2015-04-22 21:37
bangs were fucking exciting. This guy came hard.
2015-04-23 03:03
omg he was such a monster in 1.6
2015-04-22 15:52
2 replies
not so much 1.6 more 1.5
2015-04-22 16:23
1 reply
lol true actually xD
2015-04-22 16:37
I've wondered for so long if shag would grace us with his presence. Str8 legendary legend.
2015-04-22 15:56
elky as well, great sc2 player turned into a great poker player
2015-04-22 15:58
wow those memories gl bro
2015-04-22 16:00
Apart from FalleN this dude has the sickest reaction i've ever seen! TRULY COUNTER STRIKE TITAN!
2015-04-22 16:24
This is a real CS Idol
2015-04-22 16:31
2015-04-22 16:32
1 reply
God this movie is bad. First half of the vid is only nuke against random murican trash teams, so boring.
2015-04-23 12:02
true legend
2015-04-22 16:40
gambling? what a clown
2015-04-22 16:47
13 replies
Poker is more a mind sport.
2015-04-22 16:52
10 replies
You mean more a luck sport. The mind can only get you so far in Poker, but everything inevitably comes down to the luck of the cards.
2015-04-22 18:12
9 replies
You just gotta believe in the heart of the cards..
2015-04-22 18:51
2 replies
gay
2015-04-22 23:58
winner.
2015-04-23 06:00
LOL what a dumb tard
2015-04-22 20:13
5 replies
He is dumb but now he is right
2015-04-22 23:45
3 replies
Poker is pure skill like chess tard
2015-04-23 00:50
2 replies
Hahahahahh yeah big skill to fake or not to... No luck at all
2015-04-23 00:52
LOL believe what you like to, kid. But dont spread the biggest bullshit ever pls.
2015-04-23 11:48
lmfao static.hltv.org//images/flag/cz.gif education hasn't reached your 3rd world village yet? :(
2015-04-23 00:00
I'm sure he's crying over his 8 million dollars in poker winnings. Compare that to f0rest, the most accomplished counter-strike player in history, who has ~320,000 dollars in tournament winnings over 10 years.
2015-04-22 18:04
1 reply
Yea cuz its like being the best at something over a 10 year period to being like the best guy betting on the games.
2015-04-23 03:16
legend.. some kills in this videofrag : youtu.be/9om-H064Bxk
2015-04-22 16:51
Back when NA CS was something to be feared. :) hltv.org/?pageid=28&&demoid=870&offset=0.. I hope I can catch the stream!
2015-04-22 16:53
1 reply
good old time
2015-04-22 22:59
Cant believe its around 10 years since i followed counter strike. Gratz to him for making a long awaited comeback !
2015-04-22 17:05
can we donate him in his stream? Kappa
2015-04-22 17:17
2 replies
He probably needs it ^^
2015-04-22 17:42
1 reply
ya it's gonna cost him at least $8mil to start his csgo career so yah.... he needs your $10
2015-04-22 17:59
if you don't know who shaguar is, you are without a doubt a shitkid that started playing cs in the late source scene.
2015-04-22 17:49
To all retards saying "who" and "who cares," read #108
2015-04-22 18:05
I had the chance to see him play for the first time at a lan called Polybash in Montreal, his team was called Firstwave ~,they obviously win the tournament. He had traveled from his native Ontario and he was still a little plump boy at the time but his awping skills were simply just amazing! Good memories from back in the days! He is truly a CS legend.
2015-04-22 18:50
All these new people asking who shaguar is lol
2015-04-22 18:50
1 reply
+1
2015-04-23 05:54
he's not playing for playmoney lol
2015-04-22 18:54
my favourite player of all time, missing old times =(
2015-04-22 19:43
CONNECTOR CONNECTOOOOOR! youtube.com/watch?v=0UYdRzU_d5E
2015-04-22 19:51
3 replies
And the guy was mini and they all died, end of story.
2015-04-23 02:57
1 reply
3D and X3 called it connector. Shag adopted that. On NoA and zEx they called it mini.
2015-04-23 05:34
so weird to see the CGS lineups. I didn't bother following CGS, so not familiar with seeing those names mixed in.
2015-04-23 06:01
wheres the stream
2015-04-22 20:41
2015-04-22 21:21
#198
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Germany Lifant
2015-04-22 21:40
sik mate
2015-04-22 22:02
haha
2015-04-22 22:58
legendary awp ^^
2015-04-22 23:06
2015-04-23 01:38
1 reply
2short :(
2015-04-23 03:30
yeah.... shaGuar da Legend !!!
2015-04-23 05:32
1 reply
shaGuar best awp in 2004
2015-04-23 06:36
LEGEND
2015-04-23 10:11
vod?
2015-04-23 11:12
I guess he is decent for an old man.
2015-04-23 11:45
Already better than shazam.
2015-04-23 22:35
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