Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community rocked by death threat controversy

    
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Here is a lesson that we should all take to heart: Smack talk is one thing, actual death threats are entirely another.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene is still dealing with the fallout of a death threat made a few weeks ago at a tournament. The situation arose when one team, The Immortals, arrived late at the tournament and sparked widespread rumors that they were partying too hard the night previous.

When one player publicly accused the team of this, Immortals team member Vito “Kng” Giuseppe tweeted to him, “You’ll prove it, or I’ll kill you!” Reportedly, Giuseppe then tried to go find the accuser and had to be restrained.

The Immortals decided to deal with this internally, scheduling a meeting with Giuseppe to go over his actions. When he didn’t show up, the team decided to suspend him and then, shortly after, let him go entirely.

Source: Polygon
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Dividion

The addition of six letters and this wouldn’t be an issue:
“You’ll prove it, or I’ll kill you IN GAME!”
Freakin’ moron.

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PurpleCopper

I’m okay with death threats in real life, but threatening someone on the internet?

That’s just taking things too far.

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Robert Mann

Ah, PvP rabid culture strikes again? Ya don’t say.

There’s a reason I limit my exposure in so many games to smaller circles and with a focus on like minded people. I wish I could say this was restricted to PvP, but… I think it’s a larger culture problem not limited to gaming.

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Brother Maynard

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Bullet Teeth

I love how every one of these “professional gamer” (HAHA!!) articles has to put their dorky-ass “nickname” in it. Like it’s adding absolutely ZERO substance to the overall discussion, especially when it’s a name / word you can’t even articulate.

Sincerely – Bruce “dabaddazz” Cochran.

***Editing by Ralph “elkjfseiuyr894” Colby.

Posted from my Dell “giggitygiggityagiggitygoo” laptop.

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Knox Harrington

I don’t know if what I posted got deleted because it offended someone or if I typed it up and forgot to actually post it. Neither would surprise me. I shouldn’t sit down at the keyboard until after at least the first cup of coffee.

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Tobasco da Gama

Like I just said in the other thread about somebody losing his job over death threats, there’s a serious problem with gamer culture that causes people to think that this kind of behaviour is somehow acceptable or even normal. When half of the most popular gaming YouTubers have “Angry” in their name and the literally most popular streamer in the world who is richer than God at this point keeps getting into scandals over racist “jokes” without any corresponding decline in his popularity or income, that’s a sign that a serious sickness has taken root.

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Jack Pipsam

Being angry/over-reacting is just the key way to get attention on the internet sadly.

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silverlock

Come on, gamer culture? In a society where people shot six years old’s because they think their parent cut them off on the road I hardly think it’s fair to blame gamer culture for this sickness.

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Ryuen

Not just gamer culture, it’s a general problem these days really.
Personally I see crap like this coming up more frequently because, gaming being my hobby, I tend to follow gaming news more closely but I know friends with other hobbies that are also seeing a similar trend in their sources.

I guess It’s what you get when the older Wild West mentality of the internet meets the real world.

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Melissa McDonald

Hm. a game about killing each other. Teams of people competing in said game. Real money on the line. Gee, what can possibly go wrong?

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styopa

Add in a little “internet tough guy” for seasoning, and I think you’ve got something there.

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Crueltylizer

Wasn’t it about two weeks ago this happened? The article states 2 months, but that can’t be right?

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MesaSage

This winter is predicted to be colder than normal. The world could use some cooling off.

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Siphaed

Global warming is still an issue. The world is full of hotheads and wind bags filled with hot air.