The Duos portion of ESL Katowice Royale got a little heated.
On March 3, the final day of the tournament, TSM Zexrow tweeted out that AimHero_o, a member of a Korean Duos team, was griefing him and his partner, TSM Vinny1x, by landing at Viking.
Several matches in a row the two teams battled it out and were oftentimes also attacked by a third-party team.
ZexRow and Vinny ended up taking third in the tournament overall while AimHero_o’s team finished 40th.
Ggs we got 3rd. @AimHero_o hopefully you understand why we don’t get contested ❤️— Vinny Gilgan (@TSM_Vinny1x) March 3, 2019
After the tournament was over AimHero_o tried to defend himself on Twitter and talk through his strategy.
The first thing I want to say is that we never snipe. We got a bad grade in our area yesterday, so I looked up the video from the day before. and @TSM_ZexRow and his partner were doing a really free perm. like this pic.twitter.com/VRZX5fJnva— AimHero_o(에임히어로) (@AimHero_o) March 3, 2019
I acted strategically, and I don’t know why you upset, but we just admitted we lost and acted to win. If you have a problem with this and you really think so, I apologize.@TSM_ZexRow— AimHero_o(에임히어로) (@AimHero_o) March 3, 2019
I felt a lot through this competition that we are still lacking. I felt that Asia and the world are playing different games. players are so calm and good. I know that, but I think that’s why @TSM_ZexRow trying to check our ranks. I think they think we didn’t win the first prize.— AimHero_o(에임히어로) (@AimHero_o) March 3, 2019
AimHero_o explained in depth his thought process on where he landed and iterated he never snipes other players’ landings.
If you didn’t watch the tournament live for yourself then a lot of this might just sound like whining by ZexRow.
However, if you take a look at this video it does look like ZexRow might have a point as his team had prolonged fights with AimHero pretty often.
Several players and fans came to the defense of AimHero, arguing he is playing against players he has never gone against before.
Fuck everyone hating on @AimHero_o. He traveled all the way from Korea to compete against other players he have never played against. Just because he killed your favourite player there is no fucking reason to hate. This shit actually pisses me off. Well played @AimHero_o god❤️— NVD Sak0ner @ESL (@Sak0ner) March 3, 2019
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