ESL pays tribute on 10-year anniversary of cyx's death

The tournament organiser honored one of Germany's most accomplished Counter-Strike players, who lost his life ten years ago today.

ESL released on Tuesday a tribute video to Antonio "⁠cyx⁠" Daniloski, who lost his life in a car accident on July 28, 2010. The tournament organiser also set up a campaign on GoFundMe.com to raise money to help his mother to maintain the grave and visit it on a regular basis.

cyx was involved in a car crash while returning home from Frankfurt Airport after missing his flight to Shanghai, where he was going to compete at the IEM5 Global Challenge with his team, mousesports. During his three-year tenure with the famed German organisation, he helped the team to win several international titles - most notably the IEM II World Championship, the IEM III Global Challenge Dubai and the IEM IV European Championship Finals -, playing his final tournament at GameGune 2010, in Bilbao, Spain.

In the tribute video, which includes old footage of the mousesports team, former teammate Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik talks about how cyx was brought into the squad and discusses his legacy. Last year, the former BIG captain also spoke to HLTV.org about the impact that cyx had on German Counter-Strike and how he struggled to cope with the loss of his friend, who would have been 30 today.

Germany Antonio 'cyx' Daniloski
Antonio 'cyx' Daniloski
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
RIP legend
2020-07-28 17:24
Rip cyx!
2020-07-28 17:25
RIP
2020-07-28 18:04
#197
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Germany Bier
RIP Legend [*]
2020-07-28 20:27
rip
2020-07-28 17:26
#15
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United States btescobar
RIP CYX GOD I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already
2020-07-28 17:28
rip cyx
2020-07-28 19:37
#2
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Germany enzin
F ;(
2020-07-28 17:25
#3
JW | 
Belarus ChecksOut
F
2020-07-28 17:25
Rest well legend.
2020-07-28 17:25
F
2020-07-28 17:25
F :(
2020-07-28 17:25
RIP
2020-07-28 17:26
#10
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Poland Julka
Rip
2020-07-28 17:26
F
2020-07-28 17:26
#12
mhL | 
Poland Yomenik
F
2020-07-28 17:27
#13
Savage | 
China jitz
RIP
2020-07-28 17:27
I’m sorry unjust can’t watch sad
2020-07-28 17:27
#16
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China HEIDASHUAi
Rip
2020-07-28 17:27
Rip
2020-07-28 17:27
RIP LEGEND
2020-07-28 17:28
#19
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Brazil pooternd
F
2020-07-28 17:28
#20
cyx | 
Denmark VojenZ
RIP
2020-07-28 17:29
RIP Cyxie :<
2020-07-28 17:29
rip <3
2020-07-28 17:29
F
2020-07-28 17:29
rest in peace, man
2020-07-28 17:29
#25
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Argentina Joedash
F for cyx
2020-07-28 17:29
RIP LEGEND <3
2020-07-28 17:29
RIP <3
2020-07-28 17:30
F
2020-07-28 17:30
F
2020-07-28 17:30
#30
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Brazil oldStar
F
2020-07-28 17:30
#31
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Moldova shawww
RIP
2020-07-28 17:30
RIP KING
2020-07-28 17:31
#33
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Brazil lucubista
F
2020-07-28 17:31
F
2020-07-28 17:31
F
2020-07-28 17:31
so sad
2020-07-28 17:31
#37
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Poland Amirek
RIP
2020-07-28 17:32
F
2020-07-28 17:34
RIP
2020-07-28 17:34
F
2020-07-28 17:35
RIP
2020-07-28 17:35
Hard to believe 10 years have passed already, was a great player and personality.
2020-07-28 17:36
😔😔. Cs community wont forget him.
2020-07-28 17:38
Yes 😔
2020-07-28 18:13
Yea :(. Best german lineup that ever existed. Him and roman were beasts.
2020-07-28 18:25
damn i miss these guys so much... and what a team that was. unfortunately they had so little time :( cyx,roman,tixo,pan,moon,kapio,gob b, silver, fleks, roman r., gore, chef-koch and a lot more. these were great times
2020-07-28 18:44
it was good el classico mouz vs alternate
2020-07-29 15:23
+1
2020-07-31 14:45
#45
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Europe LoookATme
🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯 [*] always in my heart
2020-07-28 17:36
Rip in peace
2020-07-28 17:36
98% of HLTV community is too young to remember who cyx was, They were not even around when CS 1.6 was the thing.
2020-07-28 17:37
I used to play cs 1.6 that time but didnt used to watch competitive scene later on heard aboit him and watched some of his plays damn he had some plays he would have seen him competing in top level in mousesports in early days of csgo
2020-07-28 17:42
and what is the problem with that man?
2020-07-28 19:47
98% is too high. RIP cuz, I miss watching you frag like a god
2020-07-28 19:53
+1
2020-07-29 03:59
#284
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Australia |bruh|
that doesn't matter, as long as everyone respects him and pays tribute to this was great player and person
2020-07-29 10:50
Rip
2020-07-28 17:37
F for cyx
2020-07-28 17:37
#50
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Poland BAN_ANIME
:c
2020-07-28 17:37
F
2020-07-28 17:38
#53
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Europe BIG_BIGFAN
RIP
2020-07-28 17:40
F
2020-07-28 17:42
god damn 10 years already.. people who started with csgo or css will never understand what kind of legend he is rip toni, never forget
2020-07-28 17:42
#57
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Portugal hybridz
F
2020-07-28 17:43
Your soul may rest in peace if he was alive probably he would have been playing in big or wouldve played in mousesports in early days and had some decent success
2020-07-28 17:44
CYX was a really really nice guy. Very talented player, sadly didnt live long enough to leave a bigger mark in the scene, but older people that watched him and mouz play at the time will agree that they were on a big uprise that was sadly stopped by that tragedy. RIP Toni
2020-07-28 17:43
#61
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France ProfNori
F
2020-07-28 17:46
F
2020-07-28 17:46
F
2020-07-28 17:47
D:
2020-07-28 17:47
Light a candle for the Legend!
2020-07-28 17:48
F
2020-07-28 17:49
Peace
2020-07-28 17:51
#70
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Portugal dracø
Rip [*]
2020-07-28 17:51
#72
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Brazil sakaaa
F
2020-07-28 17:52
Rest in peace !
2020-07-28 17:53
f
2020-07-28 17:54
#77
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Iran oldHabit
F
2020-07-28 17:55
very sad!
2020-07-28 17:55
#79
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Europe Xyp3x
rip
2020-07-28 17:56
#80
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Poland Roxin
F
2020-07-28 17:56
F
2020-07-28 17:56
RIP
2020-07-28 17:58
RIP
2020-07-28 17:59
F
2020-07-28 18:01
#86
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Brazil hono
It was always a pleasure to watch him play. RiP.
2020-07-28 18:02
RIP
2020-07-28 18:03
#90
grux | 
Montenegro Kladiz
rip
2020-07-28 18:04
#91
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Poland Astoner55
RIP
2020-07-28 18:05
#93
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Denmark Randomij
F
2020-07-28 18:10
F
2020-07-28 18:12
#97
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Philippines $SCREAMER$
Rip legend :(
2020-07-28 18:13
Respect to this legend but the music I just cant maaan
2020-07-28 18:13
RIP
2020-07-28 18:14
F
2020-07-28 18:14
rip
2020-07-28 18:17
Rip
2020-07-28 18:20
F
2020-07-28 18:20
F
2020-07-28 18:22
F
2020-07-28 18:24
I'm not gonna act as if I knew who he is...
2020-07-28 18:24
no one cars how you react
2020-07-30 10:03
#109
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Bulgaria j9restt
Rip legend... <3
2020-07-28 18:26
rip
2020-07-28 18:26
RIP cyx
2020-07-28 18:27
rip
2020-07-28 18:28
#113
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Macau j0g
RIP cyx
2020-07-28 18:29
Actually sad =(
2020-07-28 18:29
F
2020-07-28 18:30
F rip
2020-07-28 18:38
RIP
2020-07-28 18:38
thanks for the memories cyx, never forgotten my brother! <3
2020-07-28 18:39
#126
cyx | 
Turkmenistan mitt@
im still his fan
2020-07-28 18:44
#130
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Germany BIG2020
RIP Legend.
2020-07-28 18:46
newfag here, who?
2020-07-28 18:50
cyx
2020-07-28 18:53
german legend and major winner
2020-07-28 18:56
Rip
2020-07-28 18:56
#136
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Germany ConAction
STILL RIP!!! <3
2020-07-28 18:59
F
2020-07-28 19:00
#139
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Australia Dredd_6
RIP
2020-07-28 19:02
#141
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Germany Stan1k
Rest in Peace legend <3
2020-07-28 19:03
RIP
2020-07-28 19:03
Still I don't believe that this happened..... Rest In Peaces cyx, WE ALL MISS YOU
2020-07-28 19:03
Rip bruddah.
2020-07-28 19:04
F
2020-07-28 19:04
I remember this day:( still hurts as fuck ;( I hope u found A piece !
2020-07-28 19:05
RIP Legend
2020-07-28 19:07
Respect and RIP Legendary cs player
2020-07-28 19:10
respect and rest in peace bro
2020-07-28 19:10
RIP Legend, cant believe its already 10 years
2020-07-28 19:12
#152
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United States brbsalt
RIP bro im kinda a zoomer and didnt know you but hope you're doing great up there. RIP
2020-07-28 19:13
may he be an angel! RIP Legend
2020-07-28 19:14
#154
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CIS sergioff
RIP Legend!
2020-07-28 19:15
i was not playing cs in that era but Rip man died far far too young :(
2020-07-28 19:17
RIP
2020-07-28 19:18
F
2020-07-28 19:21
#160
jL | 
Estonia pj4
F mouse willing and able frag video was the best thing out there
2020-07-28 19:23
DEP
2020-07-28 19:23
R.I.P., cyx. This community will always remember you.
2020-07-28 19:23
After knowing about the Na'vi's match I thought about this day. I kinda expected mouz to come up with some match of that same kind in cyx memory tbh. The best way to remember him is to do what he loved. Anyway... true what many said, its unbelievable that 10 years have passed already... rip toni
2020-07-28 19:25
#166
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Bulgaria goshyy
RIP Legend =(
2020-07-28 19:30
rip
2020-07-28 19:32
#168
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Syria LONE_8122
r.i.p.
2020-07-28 19:36
rip legend
2020-07-28 19:37
<3
2020-07-28 19:40
F RIP May you be playing 1v1 against bruttJ in a better place.
2020-07-28 19:43
R.I.P
2020-07-28 19:43
R.I.P
2020-07-28 19:48
#178
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World Beard43
RIP
2020-07-28 19:52
RIP
2020-07-28 19:59
F
2020-07-28 20:00
#183
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Brazil hugoooo
For the new kids here, cyx was a t1 player, a top 5 to top 10 player on his apex, he was the star of mouz and had a great future ahead, unfortunately this happened. Imagine it happening today... an entire scene in shock, it was unforgettable and unique, on a bad way.
2020-07-28 20:01
Also it was good el classico Mousesports: Tixo Kapio cyx gore gob b Alternate: paN moon approx roman Roman R/CHEF-KOCH roman and cyx were the best players in germany at the time cyx was one of the best awper. I think he had GuardiaN style of play (but he use more guns), and roman was aggresive frager. After that roman went from alternate to mouz, and they were beasts with: Tixo Kapio (i think he was igl) cyx roman gob b (Sorry if i write some wrong info, it's all about my memories :D )
2020-07-29 15:34
Gob b was IGL.
2020-08-03 02:23
No, kapio was IGL. I
2020-08-04 17:58
#184
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Yugoslavia Esketite
RIP never watched him play but seems like a great guy and a player.
2020-07-28 20:02
Legends never die!
2020-07-28 20:03
Rest In Peace legend
2020-07-28 20:05
F
2020-07-28 20:06
legendd
2020-07-28 20:09
Rest in peace cyx
2020-07-28 20:15
RIP legend of the game
2020-07-28 20:15
Rest in piece 🙏
2020-07-28 20:17
rip
2020-07-28 20:19
F
2020-07-28 20:21
#195
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United States Fordring
F
2020-07-28 20:22
Legend, R.I.P.
2020-07-28 20:24
there u see how fast, it all can end yet we struggle with minor shit that has absolutely no meaning in this life and bother about the biggest bullshit :( r.i.p
2020-07-28 20:27
+1 ma man.
2020-07-28 21:10
#199
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Canada CeeeD
RIP 🤟
2020-07-28 20:32
F, what a legend, I myself didn't know about the professional scene/cyx back then as I was quite a lot younger, but after seeing this video I can understand why he is respected so much to this very day. Rest in peace, cyx.
2020-07-28 20:41
F, chrisJ donated 100€ Pog good man
2020-07-28 20:44
#204
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United States jmarcelo
rip
2020-07-28 20:47
F for a german legend
2020-07-28 20:50
#206
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Finland OldStager
F
2020-07-28 20:51
Rip
2020-07-28 20:53
sad
2020-07-28 20:58
Rip
2020-07-28 21:02
RIP ((
2020-07-28 21:03
RIP ChrisJ spend 100€ ESl 1k Mouz 1k. Where are the 5k from HLTV?? Martin??
2020-07-28 21:03
10 years ago feel like yesterday. We'll always remember you, Toni
2020-07-28 21:05
RIP
2020-07-28 21:07
#216
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Asia h@des
RIP
2020-07-28 21:12
#217
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Germany 'ezpz
rip
2020-07-28 21:17
RIP
2020-07-28 21:17
#219
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Bulgaria gosholin
RIP
2020-07-28 21:26
#220
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Rip macedonian legend
2020-07-28 21:30
F
2020-07-28 21:35
Rip the goat...
2020-07-28 21:44
#224
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Ukraine volod1m1r
F
2020-07-28 21:51
RIP
2020-07-28 21:52
His story seems just so sad. He was only 20. I feel so bad for him and especially for his family. Althrough I never watched his game, I will remember him.
2020-07-28 22:03
F
2020-07-28 22:15
RIP
2020-07-28 22:25
F
2020-07-28 22:26
#232
REZ | 
Mexico PS4
rip
2020-07-28 22:30
Rip
2020-07-28 22:54
F
2020-07-28 22:54
legend
2020-07-28 23:02
GJ ESL
2020-07-28 23:04
F
2020-07-28 23:06
#239
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Hungary raffai
rip legend
2020-07-28 23:36
F
2020-07-28 23:45
#243
NEO | 
Poland Antro
Damn... can’t believe that 10 years have passed already... one of my favorite players to watch. RIP.
2020-07-29 00:00
F
2020-07-29 00:05
#245
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Norway PeteZz
RiP. Amazing player to watch. Could outbalance the might of NAVI, SK and whatever the NEO team was called back then.
2020-07-29 00:06
TBH I’m too young to have known him from his time alive playing in the competitive scene but of all I heard and saw about him I can only say RIP to a German legend that helped to establish esports around here. May he rest an peace and his family find peace in his memory.
2020-07-29 00:11
#248
ninja | 
Greenland Njaa
Rip Legend
2020-07-29 00:27
#249
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United States Ashemoo
farewell
2020-07-29 00:37
#250
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Australia flashi
F
2020-07-29 00:42
A real legend, we will never forget you brother!!
2020-07-29 00:55
#252
valde | 
Finland Juvi
In loving memory
2020-07-29 00:57
a true legend, never forgotten
2020-07-29 01:02
R.I.P. Legend
2020-07-29 01:14
R.I.P. tonio
2020-07-29 01:22
F
2020-07-29 01:25
People die and are forgotten, legends die as well but are never forgotten. Live on as a legend. Rip Cyx.
2020-07-29 01:38
#258
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Brazil lepapaz
F
2020-07-29 01:43
The Counter-strike community will never forget such things. Even if some people are too young the older ones will pass the memory of people like cyx to them
2020-07-29 01:48
so sad :(
2020-07-29 01:50
Rest in peace. I hope his family and friends are all well on this day. Must be devastating to lose someone so early, life is way too short for some. :(
2020-07-29 01:53
FFFFFFeels
2020-07-29 01:57
cyx <3 .. rip Tixo, Kapio, roman, gob b.. miss u so much guys, cant explain how much !
2020-07-29 02:09
#265
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Canada Spunkz
RIP
2020-07-29 02:36
#266
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Chile nachooww
RIP
2020-07-29 02:44
RIP legend
2020-07-29 02:53
He is playing cs in heaven
2020-07-29 03:44
time flies! cyx and NEO were my favorite players to watch on CS 1.6! good old times!
2020-07-29 04:11
#271
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Australia CaZeR01
I wasnt part of the cs community when he was around, but im sure he was a legend. May he rest in piece
2020-07-29 04:40
rest in piece legend(( big has made germany proud
2020-07-29 07:27
#274
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Slovakia kubiaxk
RIP Toni :/ Legends never die
2020-07-29 07:28
#279
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Brazil Collee
legend RIP
2020-07-29 08:13
times flying, RIP
2020-07-29 09:28
F
2020-07-29 09:49
#283
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Germany Chockzz
F
2020-07-29 10:49
RIP. We will never forget him. <3
2020-07-29 12:06
RIP
2020-07-29 16:08
RIP
2020-07-29 16:18
#291
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Japan Tisch23
Rip
2020-07-29 17:04
#292
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Turkey ersinnoo
Rest in peace
2020-07-29 19:48
RIP
2020-07-30 00:39
RIP
2020-07-30 01:07
rip cyx.
2020-07-30 04:41
10 years sh*t I am old
2020-07-30 11:36
#300
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Germany M1n1M3
Rip
2020-07-30 15:22
Rip brother
2020-07-30 15:25
RIP
2020-07-30 21:16
F
2020-07-31 05:40
F
2020-07-31 05:59
rip god im newfag but rest in peace
2020-08-02 04:25
<3<3<3rip
2020-08-02 04:29
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