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Opinion

The Redemption Arc begins

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

Today it was announced that ESL-ESEA have repealed the bans of any players who were banned indefinitely before Feb. 15 2015. This was directly related to the IBP players who were banned years ago for matchfixing for skins. So the question at this moment is who among them will come back? I can say for certain that Swag, steel and DaZed will come back. Swag clearly wants to play as he jumps at any chance to stand in for cloud 9. Steel loves competition and went to local lans to compete in CS:GO and tried Overwatch for a while. DaZed made a video saying he suspended all offers on the hopes that he could get a team together to play. The other question I have is who else wants to come back? Azk is currently playing Overwatch for Team Liquid and seems to have a successful career thus far, but with the chance of playing in CS:GO again,and from what BLUE and Dekay have told me, he is coming back as well. The only other two I can think of is Uzzziii and fxy0 as the two of them have been bouncing around and continued playing on smaller teams.

It’s been over 2 and a half years since they were banned.¬†With ESL unbanning them, this will be their first step back into the world of CS:GO. And perhaps, if they get lucky other tournaments orgs will follow suite.

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