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CS:GO Player Smooya Reveals Why They Failed With BIG Clan



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Owen Butterfield, known as “Smooya,” is a 20-year-old British CS:GO player who was playing for BIG Clan since April 2018. In January 2020, he decided to leave the team and joined the Chaos Esports Club.

On 11th January, during the interview with, smooya said that BIG players were thinking about not to lose and that’s why they were losing all the time. asked:

“You said you prepared a lot, bootcamped, put in the hours, so what sort of problems did you run into in Sevilla and Malta?”

Smooya replied:

“I honestly couldn’t tell you. We were having a drink and a chat at the casino after the tournament for the good old times and they were talking about how it seemed like the mentality of everyone on the team had changed since they lost to ENCE at the Major when they were up 14-10 and threw the 5vs2. They said that ever since then on LAN everybody had been playing not to lose instead of playing to win. We lost like six games in overtime and we were always like 15-10 up, 15-12 up, 15-14, playing against pistols and we would lose to them.”

He added:

“We would always lose to pistols. Always lose to fucking pistols, man. These two games in Sevilla, I won an impossible 1vs3 on Nuke against North in the opening game and then I won another impossible 1vs3 against Movistar Riders knowing they had $2,000 the following round and then we just lost. The conclusion we came to was that it was because people were playing not to lose. If that was not it, I don’t know, we just sucked on LAN, all five of us. Our comms were really chaotic and stuff like that, and although it seemed like by the end we were starting to fix it, the roster broke up, so…”

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