The latest DeKay Mailbag touches on VP/SK Gaming rosters, kioshima's future and more

DeKay Mailbag: VP/SK rosters, kioshima’s future and who’s had the worst 2017

After a wild summer and quick surge back into the professional Counter-Strike season, Slingshot’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis answers more reader questions.

October 2, 2017
Roster shuffle season is extremely stressful in CS:GO and Dota 2.

The stress of roster shuffle season is real

The period after a crucial tournament like The International in Dota 2 or a CS:GO Major is a strange time.

September 1, 2017
Kioshima wasn't told until Wednesday night he was dropped in favor of olofmeister.

KioShiMa wasn’t told he was replaced on FaZe Clan until last night

After weeks of speculation regarding Fnatic star Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer, he reportedly joined FaZe Clan on Thursday to replace Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey.

August 17, 2017
Olofmeister will reportedly sign with FaZe Clan to replace kioshima.

Olofmeister will reportedly replace KioShiMa for FaZe Clan

Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer will replace Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey on FaZe Clan’s Counter-Strike team, according to a report by Flickshot.

August 17, 2017

1-on-1 with Kioshima: Life away from Counter-Strike

Slingshot’s Vince Nairn talked to FaZe Clan’s Fabien “Kioshima” Fiey during the ELEAGUE Major to reflect on life away from the game, what it was like growing up as the youngest of four brothers, and how he planned out life in case Counter-Strike didn’t work out.

February 14, 2017

Ask the CS:GO pros: What’s your favorite Major memory?

The Majors provide perhaps the most magical moments in professional Counter-Strike. Whether it’s teams breaking through to win after years of struggle, like Astralis did last month in Atlanta, or the craziness of an individual play or match, it seems everyone has a favorite.

February 12, 2017

Ask the CS:GO pros: Who’s the hardest player to play against?

Fans and analysts all have their ideas about who the best Counter-Strike player in the world is, but who do the pros themselves find difficult to defeat?

February 11, 2017

Ask the CS:GO pros: What do you think of the Swiss format for a Major?

During the Major, Slingshot’s Vince Nairn asked nine pro players what they thought of the Swiss format, and the results were overwhelmingly positive.

February 9, 2017

kioShiMa on being benched, rejoining FaZe and keeping a strong mindset

Slingshot’s Vince Nairn caught up with FaZe Clan’s Fabien “kioShiMa” Kiey before Wednesday’s ELEAGUE Season 2 quarterfinals to talk about his eventful year, rejoining FaZe after being benched and keeping a strong personal mentality.

November 29, 2016

kioShiMa returning to FaZe starting lineup, will replace jkaem

Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad will be replaced in FaZe Clan’s Counter-Strike lineup by recently benched player Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey, according to sources close to the team. kioShiMa will step in immediately against mouseports in their ECS Season 2 matchup Thursday, and the team hopes to have him in the United States in time to participate in […]

November 9, 2016