Triumph and tragedy: The legacy of Stewie2K

From Major champion and Intel Grand Slam winner to scandalous in-game leader, this is the career of Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip.

Enigma. A short but simple word that can clearly define the stages of Stewie2K's career — a player who burst onto the North American scene with an uncharacteristic playstyle, but one who went on to defy the odds as he rose up to the world stage.

A story that began with a tenure in Cloud9, gave North America its first Major championship, and culminated with a historic run to win the Intel Grand Slam in record time: few have built the kind of legacy left behind by former Cloud9, Liquid, MIBR/SK, and Evil Geniuses member Stewie2K. Few have also fallen off from such a pedestal in the fashion Stewie2K has, the cloth of captaincy and lingering attitude issues in the latter months of his career painting a bleak picture and ultimately playing a key part in his demise. This is his tale.

Stewie2K will never be a forgotten name in North American Counter-Strike

It wasn't apparent that the eventual Intel Grand Slam champion would be one to stamp his name in the history books of Counter-Strike when he first became noticed in North America. In fact, he was the subject of much ire early on, his style of play drawing criticism and indignation from other players in FPL as he constantly pushed smokes or caught his opponents out on timing, winning duels based on pure intuition and raw mechanics.

This was at a point in CS:GO when Stewie2K had no international experience and wasn't a particularly standout player in official matches either, often only being talked about due to his performance in PUG matches thanks to his erratic style rather than his showings on SKDC or Splyce. He was, however, an extremely motivated individual who had everything to prove, not just to the scene at large but to himself and his parents, who doubted his ability to make esports a viable career.

It was, then, largely unimpressive when Stewie2K made his first strides in the professional scene, initially under the tutelage of Kyle "⁠OCEAN⁠" O'Brien who through the years brought up a number of names that are now quite familiar, including Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski, Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken, and Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta.

The young rifler's initial online tournaments and LAN appearances were rather middling, and so it came as a surprise at the start of 2016 when it was announced that Cloud9 would pick him up to replace in-game leader Sean "⁠seang@res⁠" Gares, who had departed the team at the end of the previous year.

After an inspiring run of results in the summer of 2015 during which Cloud9 briefly looked like an international title contender, the team had been struggling to make a name for themselves and return to that level of form, and a roster change was made in hopes of turning the tides.

"The idea was that we bring in fresh blood, a new hunger to the team and not some of this old guard that had been recycled over and over and over again," former Cloud9 manager Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus explained in a player profile video created by FACEIT. "We wanted to bring someone with a new perspective on the game, and perhaps someone that could reignite where we left off."

The wick was slow to catch, but eventually it did burn. After a tragically dismal showing at his first Major at MLG Columbus, Stewie2K began to hit his stride, proving doubters wrong as he converted his unconventional style of play into flashy performances offline and on stage. Though titles didn't arrive immediately, the upstart rifler started to shed his online PUG-star status and began to outshine the more known names on Cloud9, quickly becoming the team's most exciting player and the one to steer them back to prominence, as stunna had hoped.

Titles still eluded them, though, and it was in August that the team looked to more new blood by bringing in autimatic and handing leadership duties to Stewie2K. That change brought about an uptick in Cloud9's performances in tournaments, runner-up finishes and deep placements in events coming off the back of particularly good form from Stewie2K and autimatic. The pair formed a symbiotic partnership, Stewie2K's innate aggression and intuition playing expertly off of autimatic's more slow, methodical approach to rounds. Stewie2K flourished into arguably North America's best player at the helm of that lineup, predating the rise of EliGE and Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic that would follow in 2017.

autimatic and Stewie were a fearsome pair on the server

For that roster, everything culminated at the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals in São Paulo, an event in which autimatic, Stewie2K, and Mike "⁠shroud⁠" Grzesiek shone bright en route to a trophy finish. Stewie2K averaged a 1.17 rating, the third highest-rated on his team, and it seemed to be a promising sign of things to come as the North Americans defeated SK in the grand final, the team that had won the last two Majors and been the dominant number one for most of the year.

Despite their showing in Brazil, the hope of the team being a consistent world-beater faded over time. Though Stewie2K remained a stalwart presence on the server, Cloud9 weren't able to take home a trophy again, the volatility of fading star shroud and the inconsistency of Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert leaving them unable to contest the world's best teams deep into tournaments.

It all came to a head shortly after Cloud9 stumbled in a rematch versus SK nearly eight months later in the grand final of ESL One Cologne 2017, prompting a roster shakeup as the tournament break got underway. It was the above-mentioned players that would go out in the team's next changes to make room for William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba and Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik, the latter of whom would take the majority of in-game leadership duties out of Stewie2K's hands.

Title wins at DreamHack Open Denver 2017 and iBUYPOWER Masters following the change combined with semi-final finishes in a handful of notable events gave Cloud9 a second wind, a much needed bit of bolstering heading into the start of 2018 and the ELEAGUE Boston Major, where they were soon to make history.

Following a flawless run through the Challengers Stage, Cloud9 found themselves on shaky ground, faltering in their first two matches of the main Swiss group stage. Stewie2K in particular had dismal performances in the team's first two matches (0.86 and 0.67 ratings), but he showed his unwavering tenacity with an immense return to form in Cloud9's following matches. He averaged a 1.33 rating as the team pulled off a comeback effort like few others, fighting back to make it to the playoffs where they beat G2 and SK to make it to the grand final. It was a feat only achieved by one North American team before them, and one that Cloud9 one-upped, delivering thrilling Counter-Strike on the home stage in an intense three-map affair versus FaZe in the Major title decider.

Stewie2K, who had been noticeably quiet during the first map of the series, came alive on Overpass and particularly on Inferno, delivering a highlight for the history books as he defended the B bombsite from FaZe to complete a comeback from 11-15 down and force overtime, where Cloud9 came out on top to grant North America its first and only Major title.

The Boston Major final remains one of CS:GO's most memorable series

Cracks were already showing for the team, however, even during that very series. In between the first and second map of the grand final, Stewie2K could be heard expressing his frustration with Tyler "⁠Skadoodle⁠" Latham's communication, something which would become a recurring issue in the lacklustre tournaments that followed Cloud9's Major run.

"At the time I think Ska was pretty burnt out from CS and his communication was at an all-time low and far from the high standard he had set at the Major," Stewie2K told HLTV.org in an interview just three months later. "When he was demotivated after the Major it caused some frustration for me, because he wasn't meeting the high expectations he had set before. At the time the team environment wasn't the best and it seemed like we were playing not to lose instead of playing to win."

Stewie2K's championship mentality and hunger to win was showcased in full force then as he made the bold decision to leave Cloud9 not long after their Major win, citing performance issues with the team and stating that they were "going downhill." Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga had reached out to him with an offer to join SK, a team that had already proven themselves able to be the best in the world and captained by one of the most proven in-game leaders in Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo. The team had first attempted to court Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev, but after that deal fell through at the eleventh hour, it was Stewie2K and autimatic that they turned to.

It was an opportunity you had to jump at if you were Stewie2K. Even if the venture ended up proving unsuccessful, the experience of playing in the Brazilian system and learning from FalleN would be something that Stewie2K could bring home to a North American team, something no other player from the region could offer to a lineup. autimatic ultimately declined the offer, and so Stewie2K set forth on the international venture alone, the sole American on a Brazilian lineup trying to transition to speaking English.

It was a labored effort, and that showed in SK's results. They still weren't able to return to a world-beater level and early exits from Big Events left them wanting, with title wins at the smaller Adrenaline Cyber League and Moche XL Esports doing little to satisfy the hunger. Just three months into the project, the entire roster transferred to MIBR and made another roster change, sending off Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass and adding a familiar face to accompany Stewie2K in the form of tarik.

Stewie donned the MIBR jersey for a brief period of his career

The team's results picked up slightly in the months that followed, a win at the ZOTAC Cup Masters Finals giving way to a 3-4th place finish at the FACEIT London Major and additional deep runs at the ECS Season 6 Finals and ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. Still, top event titles eluded the team, and it was those that the squad of former Major champions were clamoring for. Ultimately, the project fizzled out, their communication issues and lacklustre results proving too much of a hurdle to overcome as FalleN's side returned to a Portuguese-speaking roster by trading Stewie2K with Liquid for Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo and benching tarik.

That change helped Liquid immediately find success as they kicked off 2019 with a win at iBUYPOWER Masters over perennial rivals Astralis. Stewie2K's arrival had unlocked a Liquid lineup that had been famous for choking deep into events, his entry prowess opening up the game not just for his team, but for EliGE who followed behind him. Stewie2K's experience playing alongside FalleN also helped him bring more to the table, chipping in with secondary calling and being an extremely vocal member of the team.

It took them a few months to hit their stride, but soon the entire unit began firing on all cylinders. The explosive aim of Twistzz, consistently stellar rifling and clutches from NAF, and the leadership and AWPing of Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella all combining together with the aforementioned duo to become one of the most fearsome squads on the server by the time IEM Sydney rolled around.

The title there was Liquid's for the taking with Astralis absent from the event, and it was one they claimed in style, romping through the group stage before beating MIBR and fnatic to lift the trophy. It was the first big piece of silverware the team would lift in a streak of six consecutive Big Event victories, a run in which they claimed the title of best team in the world and won the second season of the Intel Grand Slam in a record 63 days.

Liquid won the Intel Grand Slam following their victory at ESL One Cologne 2019

Liquid looked entirely indomitable, as if no team could fell them in the form that they were in heading into the tournament break. Fittingly, then, it was the break itself that spelled their doom: Though they continued to muster deep runs in tournaments, no other titles came to that Liquid squad for the remainder of the year.

Stewie2K's form began to taper off, and the coronavirus-prompted online era did him no favors as Liquid trudged along in domestic events, unable to showcase their full force in international LAN tournaments. Soon enough, changes rolled around, and the powerhouse squad that Stewie2K had helped to unlock was no more.

The team's attempt to get back to winning ways with the addition of Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince and FalleN over the following year proved unsuccessful, with Stewie2K admitting in an interview that he and EliGE were at odds with the Brazilian captain on how to approach the game stylistically. The former Cloud9 member battled FalleN for in-game leadership duties repeatedly, with the captaincy changing hands several times in their year together without much resolution.

Stewie2K's winning mentality also reared its head when he criticized Grim's progress in the team, although he admitted that the former Triumph player had likely been added to Liquid at the wrong time, and under the wrong roles.

"I think Mike [Grim] just came in at the wrong time, the wrong place, and it wasn't the best experience for him, but I'm sure he definitely learned a lot from us and just being able to play internationally," Stewie2K said to HLTV.org at the BLAST Premier Fall Final.

"Mike in general, he's like any type of up-and-coming player, I've talked about it on stream before where all of these up-and-coming players, all they have is really aim, and initially when Mike was put into our roster and we needed to use him, I was not okay with it because I did not want to waste my time hoping that this player can pick it up fast, learn, and become this experienced player that we really need."

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It paints a stark contrast to what Stewie2K's own experiences were when he emerged onto the top scene, when he was given the space to grow on Cloud9 and flourish in his own style. Whereas Stewie2K had come into a Cloud9 team that had never reached the pinnacle of CS:GO and was on a steep decline, Grim was thrust into a Liquid struggling to find its identity and return to a world-beating level amid a worldwide pandemic that put a halt to offline play.

Stewie2K's belief in how the game should be played and desire to in-game lead came back to haunt him after he eventually departed Liquid, joining Evil Geniuses at the start of 2022. Despite reuniting Stewie2K with two of his former Major-winning teammates in RUSH and autimatic, the team floundered in their tournament appearances under the 24-year-old's leadership, winning just five out of 22 offline maps in their first six months together. EG's inability to find success led to an early end to the tournament season, and they were left with nothing to play in after April.

Stewie's time at the helm of EG was a grisly stain on his career

While Stewie2K's attempt at in-game leading was a pivotal issue for the team during that span, it wasn't the only issue. His own spark on the server was gone. The once-enigmatic individual could no longer surprise his opponents nor take over games, and it was a sorry sight to see. Disagreements he had with coaching staff also came to light after they were unscrupulously removed from the team, and questions began to arise of Stewie2K's attitude both in-game and outside of it.

"We didn't understand why Stewie didn't give his deathcam, he didn't communicate all of the time, he was in fun mode, he raged a bit," former Evil Geniuses assistant coach Paolo "⁠EVY⁠" Berbudeau explained in an interview with 1pv.fr. "The very next morning, we had this discussion explaining that what we had seen was not right. And from there, it was already over.

"Stewie wouldn't say hello to Damien [team coach Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel] when we walked into the room from the fifth or sixth day. When Damien spoke, he [Stewie] turned back to his PC, he wasn't listening to him. Sometimes Stewie would listen to Damien and then turn around and not respond. One of the worst things I ever saw was Stewie denying tactical breaks. Damien would call tactical breaks and Stewie would say no. This is something I've never seen, and [it happened] from the first official game. Damien and I looked at each other and we didn't understand."

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Everything came crashing down for the team after their ESL Pro League Season 15 appearance when members of the team internally began to express their own issues with Stewie2K's attitude, according to EVY. EG coach maLeK went to the organization to explain the issue in hopes of a resolution, but none was found. Soon, the decision came down to keeping Stewie2K or maLeK and the organization chose the former, parting ways with the entirety of the coaching staff. The team internally remained on shaky ground however, and were now the subject of continuing community discussion, especially in regards to Stewie2K's reported attitude.

Stewie2K responded to the EVY's allegations on stream a few days later. "On my life, I had nothing to do with changes to the coaching staff. I didn’t even know it was happening. No one on the team knew," he said, before going on to touch on his own individual level. "Don’t you think I’m aware I fucking suck? That I’m putting the team in front of me? That I’m worried about the other side of the map?

"Even the fact that we’re not ready, and trying to focus on everything else but my game. Like, yes, it takes a toll. And I’m not blaming anyone for that. I took accountability for that. You don’t think I know I failed the project? You don’t think I know I failed being a captain? I want to turn back time and fix it the right way. I want to do all of that. But I can’t. And I’m sorry for all the fans that had to see our results this year. We couldn’t win a map. We couldn’t do any of that."

When the tournament break got underway in July, Stewie2K announced that he would step back from professional play and instead focus on streaming for Evil Geniuses, bringing an end — for now — to his storied and once-fruitful career.

Whether that truly marks an end to Stewie2K's story in CS:GO remains to be seen. It would be tragic to see a player who is one of of North America's most tenured names simply disappear. Somebody who once took the scene by storm through his domination in pick-up games, who overcame doubt in his ability to translate his game to the professional level and rose up to the top of the ranks in the region. However, his incapability as an in-game leader and attitude toward the end of his time have cast a shadow upon his glowing legacy. Stewie2K simply wasn't cut out to be a leader on his own, and his attempts to fill the role played a large part in his demise.

Although the 24-year-old didn't rule out a return to competitive CS:GO, it's unlikely we will ever truly see the Stewie2K of old on the server again.

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1427
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1420
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
915
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.16
DPR:
0.51
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1415
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1525
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1184
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1633
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1665
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
France Paolo 'EVY' Berbudeau
Paolo 'EVY' Berbudeau
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.74
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
Canada Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.71
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1313
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
34
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Australia B_Tannen
Won’t be missed
2022-09-25 15:13
36 replies
#57
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Denmark Rubix__
+1
2022-09-25 15:41
4 replies
Remove your IBP flair while you at it, DaZed
2022-09-25 23:02
3 replies
Rock bottom is rock bottom. Those who think i'm quitting, you don't know me. Keep yappin all that shit & laughin.
2022-09-26 04:34
2 replies
ikr lol
2022-09-26 12:11
lololololololololol. I remember this tweet as well. What to even expect from the 2K ELO bot. xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaaxaxaxaxa
2022-09-27 08:40
+1
2022-09-25 15:44
+1
2022-09-25 15:49
#78
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Turkey RV14
+1
2022-09-25 16:08
+1
2022-09-25 16:13
10+
2022-09-25 16:19
+1
2022-09-25 16:24
+1
2022-09-25 16:32
#108
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
+1
2022-09-25 16:38
+1 Talented kid with a temper that refused to grow up and the entire scene suffered for it
2022-09-25 16:40
#110
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Sweden nathanel
+1
2022-09-25 16:40
Cry
2022-09-25 16:40
3 replies
2 replies
Somehow I knew what it was before even clicking the link lmao
2022-09-25 17:05
#335
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Europe kuu1
That is why there are weight classes.
2022-09-28 06:48
#113
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Poland karov
feelsbadman
2022-09-25 16:43
+1
2022-09-25 16:54
+1
2022-09-25 17:18
+1
2022-09-25 17:20
+1
2022-09-25 17:47
+1
2022-09-25 18:04
#192
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Germany happyjet
+1
2022-09-25 18:23
+1 stewart2assists is asked at the airport
2022-09-25 18:56
+1
2022-09-25 20:21
#263
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Ukraine MrSimpOL
+1
2022-09-25 22:49
#274
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Indonesia Astrali5
+1
2022-09-26 01:05
+1
2022-09-26 01:57
+1
2022-09-26 02:34
+1
2022-09-26 06:51
+1
2022-09-26 10:00
#311
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Finland Miroyev
+100
2022-09-26 17:30
+1
2022-09-29 06:32
#2
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Lithuania CEOofwomen
disgraced legend
2022-09-25 15:13
12 replies
#15
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
+1
2022-09-25 15:17
#28
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Indonesia polyglot
not a legend
2022-09-25 15:21
not a legend
2022-09-25 16:13
+1
2022-09-25 16:46
+1 not a legend but disgraced for sure. Imagine playing cs for a living and you complain about waking up at 10AM
2022-09-25 16:55
4 replies
i was more talking about the eg controv.
2022-09-25 17:08
#172
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United States charybids
No pro player likes playing before 11 AM, that's why 99.99% of matches are scheduled to start after 11 AM local time
2022-09-25 18:05
1 reply
Booo hooo I can’t play video games at 10 am
2022-09-26 12:49
He is definitely a Legend. To say he’s not is quite delusional. The man paved the way for NA CS and got hate the entire time while doing it. Won a major and a grand slam. Changed the same smokes can be viewed. I’m not even a Stewie guy. I’ve always rooted for him to succeed but that doesn’t change the fact he went out looking like a dumbass. Sabotaged and tarnished his own legacy and career.
2022-09-25 21:25
#126 not a legend
2022-09-26 01:57
+1
2022-09-26 02:35
+1 saved NA
2022-10-03 07:55
lel
2022-09-25 15:13
1 tarik 2 twistzz 3 stewie2k
2022-09-25 15:14
20 replies
#14
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NAF Twistzz Elige
2022-09-25 15:17
17 replies
#21
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Hong Kong Naffer^
1 Elige 2 hiko 3 naf
2022-09-25 15:19
15 replies
#27
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Junior Nifty Carson
2022-09-25 15:21
13 replies
no ocean??
2022-09-25 15:24
2 replies
#42
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Ocean too good to be ranked among these mortals
2022-09-25 15:28
1 reply
hahaha XD
2022-09-25 16:48
#35
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Hong Kong Naffer^
jdm FugLy steel
2022-09-25 15:24
9 replies
#44
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Grim Cynic Stanislaw
2022-09-25 15:28
8 replies
Kobruh Dazed Laski
2022-09-25 18:50
7 replies
cxzi goosebreeder taiwi
2022-09-25 19:37
6 replies
#246
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Rush Skadoodle Shroud
2022-09-25 20:38
5 replies
seangares freakazoid fns
2022-09-25 22:02
4 replies
#259
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Pakistan LoOuU2
zellsis cooper flom
2022-09-25 22:06
3 replies
OCEAN PhiLCo KIRE Lanhero pLaNks arya
2022-09-26 03:21
2 replies
#299
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Pakistan LoOuU2
?? it was supposed to be 3 only , thanks for ruining the thread
2022-09-26 12:09
1 reply
Just pretend it was only the first three I listed MY BAD.
2022-09-26 13:08
#348
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Spain FKA
whole of 0 majors between all those 3, hiko with no trophies at all actually
2022-10-07 17:11
+1
2022-09-25 15:42
No one mentioning skadaddy , yikes
2022-09-26 10:13
#315
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Sweden Mullden
1 Swag 2 Brax 3 m1
2022-09-26 18:38
I miss funny deer team :(
2022-09-25 15:15
1 reply
Ngl, when my eyes first spotted Triump and Stewie2k i thought he joined the team.
2022-09-25 15:37
actual GOAT, anyone who hates stewie is chronically online and cringe
2022-09-25 15:15
11 replies
not even NA goat
2022-09-25 15:22
You are kind of cute with your childish but arrogant argumentation skills. If you do x you are y..... As if anyone on these forums believe in you as an authority figure whose words are law ... Hilarious arrogance.
2022-09-25 15:40
5 replies
3 replies
Geez, 6 short lines and you whine. You spent more time finding that picture than reading the text, even if you read like a 7 year old.
2022-09-25 17:03
2 replies
spend your energy on something else
2022-09-25 17:15
1 reply
Cute
2022-09-25 18:24
+1
2022-09-25 16:32
People never liked simple even when it was unanimous that he was good at the game. Why? Attitude
2022-09-25 16:54
2 replies
S1mple is way more sympathetic than stewie. Like another world. At least simple can back it up a bit.. Stewie was just over confident and arrogant. Fortunately he learned his lesson, and fairly early in life as well.
2022-09-25 18:45
#344
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Canada iviike
Yeah I used to hate that little jackass but now I love him. Guy is talented and I cheer for him everytime now.
2022-10-02 00:54
They support other players with bitch roles but not stew when he had the most sacrificial roles than most
2022-09-25 18:23
Ego was way too big for how much of an overhyped player he was sadly
2022-09-25 15:15
5 replies
#30
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Indonesia polyglot
true
2022-09-25 15:22
#60
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Denmark Rubix__
yes
2022-09-25 15:41
Overhyped = literal won everything and transformed c9 and liquid from being dogshit to winning majors and grand slams
2022-09-26 00:09
2 replies
When exactly did Liquid win a Major? Grand Slams.... plural? Also they won a their grand slam when prime Astralis basicly took a break. Not saying Liquid was shit back then and they deserved it basicly being second best in Astralis Era but saying thats all because of stewie is delusional
2022-09-28 13:22
#347
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Indonesia Astrali5
Liquid is winning because EliGE, Twistzz, and NAF are hitting their shots, not Stewie
2022-10-04 10:21
#9
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Sweden frizzahh
stewie10AM
2022-09-25 15:15
1 reply
DADDY STEW
2022-09-25 20:22
Stewie said he will stream CS:GO and other FPS when he retired and is yet to stream anything other than Valorant
2022-09-25 15:15
7 replies
#37
rain | 
Sweden E41C45
+1
2022-09-25 15:24
Don't know why he would say he will stream cs when he clearly fell out of love with cs
2022-09-25 17:07
1 reply
Don’t think he fell out of love. Just more of the fact he’s trying to ride the Valorant hype train. He’s trying to be the next Tarik or get in the Valorant franchise league. However I think he’s a little late on the Valorant switch because the pro scene is quite established. My main issue is he spent the last part of his career putting more time into Valorant then into CS and wondered why they had lackluster results. Look at the improvement EG have made since he’s left and they have someone who actually wants to be there.
2022-09-25 21:23
That doesn't mean Stewie won't stream CSGO and other FPS games in the future. He's focusing on Valorant right now because it is what he wants to do and he can do whatever he wants lol. Who are we to tell anyone else what they can or cannot do?
2022-09-25 17:54
2 replies
Its just funny how he has been wanting to focus on valorant ever since it came out but was stuck with CS and now when he can play whatever he wants, it's only valorant. Nothing wrong with that but it just shows that he wasn't 100% in on EG
2022-09-25 18:14
1 reply
Fair enough, that's a valid point. While I don't condone what Stewie did - half ass his remaining time on EG, I don't blame him. The team sucked.
2022-09-26 00:44
can't imagine why he wouldn't want to play CS with all you welcoming chaps leaving such nice goodbyes for him
2022-10-03 08:00
i even feel he never touched csgo ever again after announcing his exit Not that i care, but it's still sad that a lot of NA pros just leave csgo like that
2022-09-25 15:16
2 replies
Probably uninstalled cs
2022-09-25 17:07
Although it's not applicable to NA players only, it's quite prevalent in NA that when someone loses the passion they once had for CS (any version of it), they'll step away forever or at least for a long time. Everybody takes things differently, and since Stewie know he fucked up big time, he probably will take a while before he "heals" / learns from the mistakes he made in CSGO while he was competing professionally.
2022-09-25 17:56
#12
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Australia boblao
I miss him man
2022-09-25 15:16
top 3 best NA player for sure
2022-09-25 15:16
#17
cat | 
China GuileEe
NA GOAT
2022-09-25 15:17
4 replies
Twistzz would have a word
2022-09-25 20:00
3 replies
Stew is one of the NA goats
2022-09-25 20:24
2 replies
I can agree with that yeah
2022-09-25 23:14
1 reply
+1
2022-09-26 04:18
#18
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Pakistan LoOuU2
ngl , i actually kinda miss Stephanie10am in the pro scene and his shenanigans. A part of me believes that he will make a comeback to CSGO and reign supreme again. never forget that NiKo wanted him in G2 before he went to EG
2022-09-25 15:17
16 replies
#107
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Asia Blurblur
niko what
2022-09-25 16:36
1 reply
#247
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Pakistan LoOuU2
ikr
2022-09-25 20:45
I hope Stewie comes back to CSGO. Yeah, his attitude was not the most professional and yes, he made mistakes, but who hasn't let their emotions get the best of them and who hasn't made mistakes? Someone's personality is part of what makes them who they are, and if people don't like someone, then so be it lol. There's billions of people in this world and nobody should care that "1" person doesn't like them because there are plenty of other people in the same boat, so person A, B, C, X, Y, or Z are not special because they're in line with many others who "hate" Stewie, or whomever for that matter.
2022-09-25 17:58
13 replies
I really don't like stewie, but hate, not even close. I hate noone in esport. He was a good talent, but he kind of acted like he was a great talent, and I believe that this disconnection became his downfall.
2022-09-25 18:48
1 reply
Yeah, he became disconnected from reality after a certain point. Did he realize that? A little too late. Can he fix it? Define "fix" and let his actions speak for him. I'm sure that he can make a come back if he's willing to at least make some amends and doesn't let everything get to his head again.
2022-09-26 00:48
Stewie sabotaged his own career. Trust me I like Stewie ever since he came into the scene because all the hate and doubt he got when he joined and proved everyone wrong. He turned himself into one of the goats of NA And a legend in CS in general. Won a major and a grand slam. That doesn’t change the fact though he went out looking like an idiot. Put more time into Valorant than CS and wondered why they had lackluster results. He never put the effort in and I wish he did different.
2022-09-25 21:28
10 replies
Oh, he definitely did. I'm not holding anything against him though because he was still able to achieve things that many people have not. It's unfortunate that he decided to dip his toes in Valorant more than he should have while he was playing professional CSGO for EG, but I'm sure he regrets that now and has decided to just move on. I hope he makes amends though because I don't think he's happy with himself for a lot of what he did.
2022-09-26 00:50
9 replies
Yeah who knows. It’s Stewie so. Seems like he’s been more focused in Valorant. He hasn’t even streamed CS like he said he would.
2022-09-27 21:50
8 replies
Funny you said that LOL. I was up late at like 4:00 AM (EST) this morning and he was playing FaceIt with mOE, decipLe, a woman that appears to be friends with everyone in their 5 stack, and Wade. He was streaming FaceIt games as a 5 stack for a good few hours I think. It was fun to watch him play CSGO again.
2022-09-27 23:45
7 replies
About time. Dude is trying to hard to get into the franchise league for Valorant. I just hate how he treated EG and yet he’s still signed with them as a content creator.
2022-09-28 04:12
6 replies
I don't know if he has the skill to become a starter for a franchise team's roster in Valorant, but I think he could definitely make a name for himself starting in the Tier 2 scene or as a backup for a franchise team. I am on the same boat in regard to how he treated EG and how he's still signed with them as a content creator. I really hope he can make amends with people he has wronged. I know it's not my decision and that not every story has a happy ending, but I can at least hope that he will change and at least make amends with some people.
2022-09-28 05:56
5 replies
Knowing Stewie and his background, I doubt it won’t be anytime soon. I just hate how he never put full effort into his team and when people tried to help he didn’t care. Idk it bothers me that he was getting paid 20k+ a month and put more time into Valorant. Maybe one day he will but I don’t see it being soon. Regarding him and going pro in Valorant, he definitely has the skill to be a tier 1 pro. The lower skill gap will help but that lower skill gap also makes other players better than they should be. Besides, he needs to get bought out of his contract first however much that will be. If he still has the skill to be pro in CS he can def do it in Val. The only thing about Val is you have had people grinding this game for however long now and you get Stevie come along who may get signed just because of his name and status. Same thing for shroud.
2022-09-28 21:22
4 replies
It really sucks just to see shit like this happen the way it does, ya know? As for him going pro in Valorant, I agree with you that he has the skill to be in Tier 1, but I don't think he is ready right now. I think he has some hurdles to overcome before he can compete with the best of the best (in today's competitive scene). I have no doubt he'll get there nonetheless. While I support him in which ever game he decided to pursue, I really hope he goes back to CSGO because that sort of "feels right" (subjective, I know).
2022-09-29 00:04
3 replies
Thé na Valorant scene is just oversaturated. So many players are getting cucked by the franchise league. I agree he’s good but he needs more time. He’s been playing realistically the past 4-6 months and has been grinding but everyone he’s been playing against has been playing nonstop since the release for the most part. He just needs to get rid of the ego. And him being a known tilter won’t help. It is a shame what he did and how everything unfolded. I want him to come back to CS too because he still has potential and left on a sour note but yeah. I was watching Tarik yesterday and it’s insane how he is Valorant main source of viewership. Been watching him since the cereal days but man the fame has changed him. He’s different now and will do anything for the views lol. If he doesn’t stream the CS major I’ll be disappointed. His chat is aids now. The most disappointing part of the franchise league is the best teams in NA didn’t even get in lol.
2022-09-29 22:34
2 replies
Yeah, I feel the same way about Stewie2K and TariK, though TariK is a bit worse in the sense that the fame has gotten to his head more and his chat is definitely "something else" in a bad way. I'm not happy with how the franchise league turned out, but I'm also not an avid Valorant player or enjoyer. Riot did do some things right, but also a few things wrong. That's just my opinion though.
2022-09-29 23:53
1 reply
Riot can suck one for all I care. The Val, leagues, and twitter communities all canceled Carlos for parting with Andrew Tate but then those same people will continue to support Riot. The last company that should be holding grudges for stuff like that with all their cases against them. The fame has gotten to Tarik’s head but nothing we can do. He’s still forever going to be a legend in CS and content king. I wish he played CS more but his viewers won’t watch anything but Valorant. Sad that 90% of his viewers never knew who he was till he blew up on twitch.
2022-09-30 04:13
Overhyped, toxic with huge EGO, also cringe won't miss him.
2022-09-25 15:19
who is face of na now
2022-09-25 15:20
5 replies
#26
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Indonesia polyglot
yekindar
2022-09-25 15:20
1 reply
trueeee
2022-09-25 15:23
EliGE without a doubt. He’s just proving once again who the best NA player always has been. You can shit on him for not having the achievements that twistzz does, but twistzz will sadly never be what EliGE was in 2019, or even what EliGE is right now
2022-09-25 18:23
NAF , twistzz and elige. They always were better players.
2022-09-25 18:50
#316
NAF | 
United States Chuee
istg osee better not.....
2022-09-26 18:55
#23
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Indonesia polyglot
He was not content with Fallen's leading while being tier 100 IGL kekw, he criticized Grim while playing even worse than him, what a clown.
2022-09-25 15:20
1 reply
And he denied playing bad spots while in TL. Twistzz said this indetectly (he didn't name the player, but it was obviously stewie he talked about.)
2022-09-25 18:52
I love to dance on bones
2022-09-25 15:20
snake2k won't be missed
2022-09-25 15:20
#29
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United States zovint
Major winner Guardian 0 major, niko 0 major, flamie 0 major all tragedies
2022-09-25 15:21
28 replies
#36
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Hong Kong Naffer^
niko still have a chance
2022-09-25 15:24
#38
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Europe tete4761
fact such a shit player won a major is the real tragic thing
2022-09-25 15:25
3 replies
Hahahahaha +1
2022-09-25 16:11
#174
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United States charybids
Kjaerbye and NBK say hi
2022-09-25 18:07
1 reply
Kjaerbye youngest major mvp says hi
2022-09-25 18:09
#104
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France ignorefAN
C9 didn't deserve the major
2022-09-25 16:33
20 replies
But tarik and skadoodle did deserve it
2022-09-25 16:55
They still beat FaZe lol. FaZe didn't deserve it anymore than Cloud9 did. In the end, whoever wins is whoever wins, whether it's by pure skill, luck, or any other factor(s). Stop being salty that NA got 1 major dude, it's the only 1 that NA has - at least for now, assuming that NA can put together another Major winning roster.
2022-09-25 18:00
17 replies
#170
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France ignorefAN
NiKo deserves a major 100 times more than Steven10am
2022-09-25 18:04
16 replies
Okay, I can't take you seriously lol. Nobody deserves something more or less than someone else. Everyone has to put in the time and effort to achieve what they want, and unfortunately, sometimes one's efforts do not gain much or anything. Such is the way of life.
2022-09-25 18:05
13 replies
#179
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France ignorefAN
Ok Fraud2k supporter
2022-09-25 18:09
12 replies
Fraud2k?? Context?
2022-09-25 18:19
11 replies
#189
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France ignorefAN
Source: paycheck stealer, fallen disrespecter
2022-09-25 18:21
10 replies
Half of French CS are paycheck stealers bruh. You among all shouldn't talk about that XD And you know it was fallen's fault if you know what happened in that clip, tho stew should have said it nicely being a pro.
2022-09-25 18:27
8 replies
#197
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France ignorefAN
Zywoo? Goat?
2022-09-25 18:28
7 replies
Yeah, okay. Learn to read
2022-09-25 18:28
6 replies
#200
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France ignorefAN
Learn to respect the most prodigious region in all of counter strike
2022-09-25 18:30
5 replies
You mean CIS?
2022-09-25 18:33
4 replies
#205
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France ignorefAN
AXAXAXAXA
2022-09-25 18:36
3 replies
> m0nesy, S1mple, b1t, sh1ro, ax1le > zywoo, KennyS Delusional?
2022-09-25 19:04
2 replies
#225
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France ignorefAN
No, realistic
2022-09-25 19:11
1 reply
Yeah, okay. Still learn to read
2022-09-25 19:23
The list of CSGO pros - current and former - who are "paycheck stealers" is long then.
2022-09-26 00:43
#184
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United States charybids
2022-09-25 18:13
I remember that 10am thing. The dude really thought he had the world in his hands, and that fans would back him up. He was completely out of touch with his own importance. I hope he learns the power of humility.
2022-09-25 18:55
#291
felps | 
Finland dvlx
keep crying about it lol
2022-09-26 09:41
Faze deserved it :(
2022-09-25 16:58
1 reply
Well too bad, they lost to Cloud9 because NiKo choked big time in the clutch situation on Inferno when he planted the bomb.
2022-09-25 18:00
legend, the smoke criminal, we will never forget you Stewie <3
2022-09-25 15:25
1 reply
Everybody still plays like Stewie in matchmaking, or even just in ESEA pugs / FaceIt queues. They run through their own smokes randomly and it works most of the time.
2022-09-25 18:01
#40
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Hungary StraYzie
Legacy?
2022-09-25 15:26
Bot2k
2022-09-25 15:27
#43
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
toxic
2022-09-25 15:28
This piece would serve as a good foundation for an esports docuseries that focuses on different (past) legends in CSGO
2022-09-25 15:30
3 replies
I agree - this would make for a great CSGO documentary. I hope Stewie comes back and makes some sort of a redemption. It's like an anime with a redemption arc for the main character as cliche as that is.
2022-09-25 18:06
2 replies
Bro he’s not even good enough for T2 at this point. Keep dreaming
2022-09-25 22:09
1 reply
I will lol. I still have some respect for him and I still think he's a decent human being. Whatever he does, I'll still watch his streams to support him in some way. I don't condone his poor decisions and actions, but who am I to judge? I don't have the right to tell him what and what not to do. I'm not one to hold grudges, so I'm not going to just look at him and see only the bad in him. Just like you and me, he's a human being and has made mistakes.
2022-09-26 00:52
#46
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Netherlands Dutch69
Tldr?
2022-09-25 15:31
11 replies
#48
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England MikeLCHV
He push smoke he win major he win grand slam he play valorant
2022-09-25 15:35
1 reply
very true, couldt have said it any better
2022-09-26 19:02
#49
togs | 
Brazil hfdjk
10 AM matches destroyed him.
2022-09-25 15:35
Dude got a huge ego after winning major and grand slam and now he's running away to Valorant after stealing paycheck from EG
2022-09-25 15:43
2 replies
If you just won a Major, how would you feel? Everybody shits on NA because "no Majors", but when they finally won a Major, people said FaZe just had a bad day instead of properly giving credit to Cloud9 who worked their ass off just like everybody else who competed at the ELEAGUE Boston Major of 2018.
2022-09-25 18:02
))) not stewie2bot fan but there are still atleast two paycheck stealers in Eg
2022-09-26 14:36
Was good upcoming guy with unconventional style that was given a chance. Than became full of himself, wanted to become a leader, criticized Fallen's leading of all people, failed at it and also was criticizing young upcoming players that were given a chance in the same team as he is because "I don't want to wait when he learns". Basically attitude problems and "I'm the greatest there is" syndrome.
2022-09-25 15:46
4 replies
A lot of people who achieve success at an early stage of their life tend to let it get to their head, and then they learn a lesson or two. It has happened to many people before Stewie's time, so he's not the first to "fall victim" to letting success get to his head.
2022-09-25 18:03
3 replies
Most people learn this lesson a lot quicker than him.
2022-09-25 18:57
While I agree, I have a stupid tendency of believing in people. And in that case it means learning before hitting "lowest of the low" and then somehow go beyond that after.
2022-09-25 19:03
1 reply
You're not alone. I believed in him too and have been let down, but at the end of the day he's a human and makes mistakes just like everybody else. Do I think he at least made up for his mistakes, if he didn't correct them? Yes and no depending on what it is specifically. I'm not one to hold grudges though, so I'm not going to bitch and moan that he doesn't make amends with everyone that he has wronged.
2022-09-26 00:46
born as a talent died as a hope
2022-09-25 15:35
watch stewie mald about the article on twitter soon
2022-09-25 15:36
1 reply
Aged well
2022-09-26 10:18
good article , he will be missed
2022-09-25 15:37
#53
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New Zealand Melting
Bye bye sewer2k
2022-09-25 15:38
Sure, but he will be back in CS after his contract with EG ends. No doubt in my mind. Its just that no1 wants to pay the buyout, because of all the drama with MaleK and Evy.
2022-09-25 15:39
1 reply
Evy started most of it. I don't think MaleK or Stewie even wanted to talk about it anymore and wanted to just move on with their lives. MaleK doesn't seem like a petty person, just not compatible with Stewie.
2022-09-25 18:07
#56
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Sweden Akoulad
TLDR: Valuable lesson: don't be toxic
2022-09-25 15:40
3 replies
Tell that to the majority of people competing professionally in esports, or anything in general lol.
2022-09-25 18:03
2 replies
#229
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Sweden Akoulad
well... at least they have the talent to continue playing professionally. Toxic and bad player = Loss Loss
2022-09-25 19:25
1 reply
It is what it is. I want him to make amends with as many people as he can, but he's not obligated to do anything like that. As long as he can live with himself, that's what matters at the end of the day. It doesn't matter what any of us think.
2022-09-26 00:47
who cars
2022-09-25 15:41
Tragedy.
2022-09-25 15:41
Sadly Stewart2k is following tarik footstep to stream Valorant fulltime
2022-09-25 15:41
#62
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Germany Exory
won´t be missed
2022-09-25 15:42
Cooper>>>>>
2022-09-25 15:44
#67
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Romania SkipLD
I thought tragedy hit an ex-Triumph player
2022-09-25 15:45
Him and Tarik became such cocky douches after they won the major it made them very unlikable just my take.
2022-09-25 15:45
3 replies
#106
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France ignorefAN
And abandoned the game that gave them their career
2022-09-25 16:35
2 replies
Tarik simply retired lmao he didn't do bs like stew. It's not wrong to choose a different path. Also, what's the source for tarik being cocky douche?
2022-09-25 17:11
1 reply
Tarik has always been a dram stirring, cocky bastard. It's part of what makes him who he is. He's a very likable person for some, and not so much for others. You can't take people like him seriously.
2022-09-25 18:04
#70
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Brazil !nStinct
F
2022-09-25 15:47
The way the Headlines is written I thought he died or something.
2022-09-25 15:47
1 reply
That's how a lot of articles are written. They're written in such a way that it can be misconstrued quite easily.
2022-09-25 18:07
#72
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United States Illusi0n1g
No 1 cares about this real life gooftroop
2022-09-25 15:48
NA GOAT will miss him :(
2022-09-25 15:53
A good player who ended up burying himself in a horrible ending
2022-09-25 16:03
???? Literally the NA GOAT, NA have achieved fuck all unless goat2k was on the team. Now when hes gone they are back to irrelevancy, not even goatkindar could carry liquid LUL. -nitr0 +stewie2k Perhaps replace oSee with another EU awper and you can win something.
2022-09-25 16:06
1 reply
Stewie2k is literraly playing the same roles than Yekindar. Also, went igling and Eg looked better without him. Stewie2k WAS a goat, but he is not a good player anymore. I agree osee + nitro are the weak link rn, but Stewie is not a good captain either. He is even worse.
2022-09-25 16:29
An example of how ego can make you delusional and ruin your career
2022-09-25 16:12
#82
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Austria wdy629
Toxic boy...
2022-09-25 16:13
he fell off , twistz mogs him in everything , the true and ONLY NA GOAT
2022-09-25 16:14
C9 win at Boston Major was the biggest fluke in entirety of esports history.
2022-09-25 16:17
Toxic2k, bot2k , ego2k
2022-09-25 16:18
1 reply
+ eternal
2022-09-25 16:28
sewage 2k
2022-09-25 16:20
Goodbye Mr 10AM and thank you for the laughs.
2022-09-25 16:21
Maybe he should have accepted that Starbucks proposal.
2022-09-25 16:22
Funny how hltv has become a tabloid magazine filled to the brim with news fueled by tragedy and scandals.
2022-09-25 16:23
2 replies
Hltv the face of cancer and cringe articles
2022-09-25 16:28
#119
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Canada firtlast
the old heads behind hltv are long gone.
2022-09-25 16:50
TLDR: He hit the rock bottom
2022-09-25 16:42
Good job on achievements, still a known name in the world and could've still have had a carrer in CS if only he didn't do the crap he did and learned his lessons and had taken feedback he was getting as a man positively and not with a grain of salt as a kid with an ego that clearly worked against him GG ANYWAY Evil Geniuses Coach Calls Out Stewie2k's Attitude youtube.com/watch?v=zQOLJ52CH20 More Chat Logs Suggest Stewie2k Is Going To Quit CS:GO youtube.com/watch?v=uMPC9UmhVaU Stewie2k Responds: This Man NEEDS An Intervention youtube.com/watch?v=xeqHbFi6JLE&t=2s GL HF
2022-09-25 16:48
#117
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Turkey Joper
Liquid and NA have built a wonderful legacy with you. Thanks Stewie for everything you do.
2022-09-25 16:48
#118
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Canada firtlast
his ego is more fragile than 1hp player
2022-09-25 16:49
his ingratitude for leaving cloud9 weighed heavily on his future and his life... and for the same reason mibr was literally cursed for the ingratitude of taking stewie2k and tarik out of cloud9 and then sending them away... yeah the law of action and reaction... but stewie2k will always be a world champion and will always live in our hearts...🤗
2022-09-25 16:51
11 replies
#142
Petra | 
Poland 138|
maybe in your heart
2022-09-25 17:13
10 replies
Of course, I can only speak for myself man, holy stupidity...
2022-09-25 18:56
9 replies
#248
Petra | 
Poland 138|
ye well maybe, if you miss spoiled rich kids then he will fit right like at home in your heart.
2022-09-25 20:59
8 replies
you have mental problems man
2022-09-25 22:36
7 replies
#275
Petra | 
Poland 138|
nah, i just dislike people like stebie10am with passion and i dont know why people like you can "miss" somebody like him
2022-09-26 01:46
6 replies
he played in fallen mibr at the time, we created a affection for him, I don't know what the problem is, epe killed someone, he's a kidnapper, criminal for you to hate him??? in football, for example, even though I am Brazilian, I admire and recognize the quality of players from other nationalities because I appreciate good football, if the subject was politics and stewie2k was a candidate for president, maybe I wouldn't vote for him... lol
2022-09-26 10:58
5 replies
#305
Petra | 
Poland 138|
cheer for dog people, afirmative
2022-09-26 12:57
4 replies
Poland CS kekw, afirmative
2022-09-26 16:31
3 replies
#325
Petra | 
Poland 138|
cheer for spoiled kids bro, they really need your help dont forget to buy their merch!
2022-09-27 01:25
2 replies
your envy proves that you are a repressed defeated loser... lol
2022-09-27 01:44
1 reply
#327
Petra | 
Poland 138|
you jump into conclusions too fast #buyMerch
2022-09-27 02:01
#121
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Serbia ckejo
stewie2kills, who cars?
2022-09-25 16:52
guy came out of nowhere, won major a few years after debute and gone playin better game and now look at these jealous kids above
2022-09-25 16:52
gotta wonder how much of a difference just a change in attitude coulda made. had so many chances to humble himself but thats the curse of confidence ig
2022-09-25 16:54
10AM match finished this bot.
2022-09-25 16:55
stephanie10Am
2022-09-25 16:58
keep yappin
2022-09-25 17:04
Nice article, I loved Stewie back in the day, but out of all the Valorant converts, he is one of many who trashed on the game that gave him his fame. I don't respect him anymore.
2022-09-25 17:18
the goat
2022-09-25 17:24
1. Twistzz 2. Elige 3. Naf 4. Stew
2022-09-25 17:28
the stewie2k of old was an amazing player to watch. Fun, agressive, talented and passionate, truly he was the man. That being said the stewie of now is nothing more of husk of what was. Huge ego with little to show recently and to say he was coasting on his reputation in EG would be a huge understatement. I wish him nothing but the best in VAL/Streaming because while he might have sucked as a wanabe IGL, if you put a fire on his ass i´m sure there´s still a small but crazy smoke criminal somewhere. Time will tell.
2022-09-25 17:29
TRIUMPH I LOVE THOSE GUYS BEST NA TEAM #1
2022-09-25 17:30
not even tragedy . what drama title LUL
2022-09-25 17:30
i mean he did implode 3 teams lol
2022-09-25 17:35
#153
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Germany who|cars
Snakes
2022-09-25 17:37
Snake2K won’t be missed. All he did in his career was hold that B Inferno in Boston final against Faze at 15:14. Overrated and overhyped kid who pushed through smokes like idiot which made him famous and Cloud9 picked him only for “marketing reasons” to boost their presence in the scene since Stewie was trending hot thing because of those smoke pushes nothing else. He was in the right place at the right time to win both Major and IGS, fact he was so shit at the end and had to retire at age of just 24 proves he was just average fluke player. Calling his career tragedy is really funny since it is exactly opposite, guy could not get more lucky. In Boston he got carried by Skadoodle’s and tarik’s peek lifetime game and with Liquid’s run who had Elige, Naf, Twistzz and nitro in their life form you could place silver 1 player as their 5th and they would win all trophies they did anyway.
2022-09-25 17:57
4 replies
sadly this might be true
2022-09-25 19:44
+1
2022-09-26 01:50
peak*
2022-09-26 12:20
#312
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Brazil Anarchybr
+1
2022-09-26 17:32
#157
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
FACE OF NA., ALL HATERS HATING. HATING ON HIS SUCCESS. CRY BABIES LLLLLL
2022-09-25 17:49
trash player, trash personality
2022-09-25 17:52
2 replies
#181
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United States charybids
Trash player who won an Intel Grand Slam and a Major, LEL
2022-09-25 18:09
1 reply
By your NA brain logic Devilwalk isn’t trash player
2022-09-25 19:17
I really think that Stewie's case is literally an entire NA scene in a nutshell
2022-09-25 18:01
So many haters lmao just enjoy good cs man he created a lot of good moments
2022-09-25 18:08
A waste of talent like shroud. Not my NA GOAT, that's Twistzz 4 lyf. Dedicated to CS and went for the hard moves by going to EU.
2022-09-25 18:18
4 replies
Maybe because he is the only one good enough to play EU, rest of the NA “pros” would be trash in EU
2022-09-25 19:18
3 replies
Perhaps now. Naf and Elige are still good to make it to NA, and before the entire Valorant shit happened I think that more players could've made a change in the new international EU rosters. OG with NAF could've been goated.
2022-09-25 21:14
2 replies
“Could’ve been goated” “If Valorant didn’t happened” Wtf is this conversation? If we are talking what could have been and if this and that, you could also say Complexity is top 1 team in 2022 lmao
2022-09-26 20:59
1 reply
You're the one saying NA "pros" would be trash in EU. NAF in EU would've been goated. He didn't do it, he's still better than a lot of mediocre EU players. The Valorant stuff just took talent away but by when Twistzz left to EU and around that time, players were picking Valorant over CS thus at the time he moved there were other capable pros that would've made it more competitive. If your brain is unable to understand this then that's on you. This is as far as my explanations will go, you do not deserve my time nor attention any further.
2022-09-26 21:44
He reached the top way to soon, so he never learn to appreciate what he managed to achive. Good insightfull article, explains a lot why Malek addition did nothing and why EG project is a walking disaster for most time. I do kinda miss him tho, he had this spririt of competivenes and unique play style. Would love to see him again in pro cs but only when he gets his head straight.
2022-09-25 18:27
Silver and Gold novas trashing one of the most achieved CS players… I would never hope to win a 1v1 against stew not to mention play in a professional team and win like he did. Ignorant bots.
2022-09-25 18:30
4 replies
#201
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France ignorefAN
Any 2k elo player could 1v1 stewie
2022-09-25 18:31
2 replies
faceit and MM puggers playing in shorts with randoms are nothing compared to pros playing as a team in front of thousands and winning hundreds of thousands of $
2022-09-25 18:36
1 reply
#206
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France ignorefAN
You mean washed up valorant streamer
2022-09-25 18:36
no one is arguing about individual skill but he objectively made some bad choices ruining his own career
2022-09-25 19:26
#207
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North Macedonia m3tAce
GOAT
2022-09-25 18:38
Die for me, dude
2022-09-25 18:53
#216
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Brazil flytw4tp
could care less
2022-09-25 18:55
Young Stew Good player Toxic personality
2022-09-25 19:01
Toxic piece of trash who rode his career on a fluke major. Good riddance,
2022-09-25 19:35
in summary , paycheck2k
2022-09-25 19:49
He will remain the NA GOAT in my heart Just sad the EG project has tainted his legacy
2022-09-25 20:03
2 replies
He was never even a top 5 NA player
2022-09-25 22:06
Twistzz already surpassed him by a mile while still being at the beggining of his career at age of 22 while Snake2K already retired lmao. Imagine calling NA GOAT a player who could not get into top 20 players single time in his 7 years career.
2022-09-26 21:11
Always liked Stewie because he’s gotten hate ever since he came into the scene. He turned himself into one of the most successful players but also ruined his own career. Went out looking like a total dumbass.
2022-09-25 20:17
Stewie for sure overstayed his welcome in the scene, he was more of a burden for Liquid and EG, than a genuine competitor within T1. While he might remain as a Legend in CS itself, he for sure was a part of ruining his legacy.
2022-09-25 20:37
sad
2022-09-25 21:48
Tldr I am not reading all that about bot2k. He lost all respect he had from everyone in the scene it seems like. Obviously a toxic narcissist. He could have saved his legacy if liquid got rid of him shortly after grand slam when he fell off hard. Instead he stuck around for years performing terribly. I will forever resent him based on how long he held back liquid.
2022-09-25 22:08
who?
2022-09-25 22:16
#281
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United States Topher
I wanna see him jumping on tables again ):
2022-09-26 03:06
sucks it ended like this, but I will always be a Stewie fan. Thanks for giving us a couple years of NA CS not being a joke. It was fun while it lasted.
2022-09-26 03:44
ı think play valorant
2022-09-26 04:20
Why are they giving this little boy more attention. That's what the child wanted in the first place. Let him move onto his child's game and let CS be a good fps game. He was selfish and self centered. Not interested in his trash personality.
2022-09-26 04:21
Lol these comments. Regardless of your opinion Stewie is a legend in CS. He milked the paycheque a little too long but who wouldn’t? It’s a job where you can become obsolete overnight. Agreed his attitude towards the end was pretty garbage though.
2022-09-26 08:01
4 replies
Rock bottom is rock bottom. Those who think i'm quitting, you don't know me. Keep yappin all that shit & laughin.
2022-09-26 12:20
3 replies
Who are you, lol??
2022-09-27 00:53
2 replies
stewie2k
2022-09-27 00:56
1 reply
Make some spending cash off valorant but come back to Csgo and reclaim that crown! Reclaim your dignity in the scene
2022-09-27 01:22
still one of my all time favourites
2022-09-26 08:39
#292
felps | 
Finland dvlx
one of the greatest careers in all of cs for sure
2022-09-26 09:42
For whatever reasons, one of my favorite players all time.
2022-09-26 10:25
does he really need an article mens ...
2022-09-26 10:25
#303
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New Zealand kdeadly
best chinese player
2022-09-26 12:22
wont be missed
2022-09-26 13:23
This article is like 3 months late. Clickbait maybe.
2022-09-26 14:51
#313
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Brazil Anarchybr
This paycheck stealer was playing more hours of Valorant weekly than CS while being paid by EG to fix their team… lmao He’s a toxic manchild that’s why he destroyed his own legacy
2022-09-26 17:34
well, look at EG now... it's clear as day that stewie2k was the problem, right? right? ...NOT
2022-09-26 17:51
imagine everyone hating you as a rising star, claims of cheating, proving people wrong, getting on a massive pro team winning a major, moving to another huge org and team winning a grand slam so young and some how having the drive to keep playing, stew has the money and the success. where do you go from there. Same situation with any pro athlete that's accomplished the goal of winning the big trophy and then some is continuing on and having the drive to do it again. Connor Mcgregor is a good example you can only climb so high before you come tumbling back down. stew still accomplished things majority of pro cs players never will has a legend in my book his way out was messy but he'll come back to make things right. he just needs to get out of the space for a while.
2022-09-26 19:05
stewie is a legend tears are free, eu haters gonna hate and write toxic articles apparently.
2022-09-27 10:31
demise!!?? its not like hes a douche like elige or somthing. hes gonna be a very successfull valorant player.
2022-09-28 00:23
1 reply
Kekw
2022-09-28 11:22
Sir Richard Lewis explained youtube.com/watch?v=hsNDQAX6P04
2022-10-12 14:50
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