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The Controversial Olofboost

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What if you had a secret strategy that was so unprecedented, so dominant, that using it might not be worth it? When you finally used it, and it paid off, how would you feel? Counter-Strike has always been a strategic game. But those strategies also evolve, even on maps that have been around forever. Boosting has always been part of that. But the boost that Fnatic used at DreamHack Winter 2014 on Overpass was different. Now immortalized in graffiti on Overpass, the boost is a reminder of the power of ingenuity, the pressure faced by esports athletes, and the grey area between what is possible and what is acceptable. Written by Josh Bury (@ThrownGauntlet) Edited by Paul Park (@phjpark) Hosted by Daniel Rosen (@Daniel_Rosen) Courtesy List: #CSGreatestGames Episode 1: "Boostgate" Courtesy: RoomOnFire Link: https://youtu.be/-3b1ANZ_Dyk DreamHack Winter - NiP Xizt: "Fnatic's boost was a dirty trick" Courtesy: ESEA Link: https://youtu.be/-Tb7h80Gefk Hiko n0thing and Troubley on Fnatic vs LDLC ‘Pixelwalking’ Courtesy: la Bliinkyy Link: https://youtu.be/AvsXBNFgpWk #BoostGate! Fnatic boost vs LDLC Dreamhack Quarterfinals Courtesy: TheWarOwl Link: https://youtu.be/nRY_TRipfpQ Thorin's Thoughts - Revisiting the FNATIC-LDLC Boost (CS:GO) Courtesy: Thooorin Link: https://youtu.be/VKQyMt_swY0 CS:GO fnatic pixelboost vs LDLC (quarterfinal) DreamHack winter 2014 Courtesy: Ofarlig Link: https://youtu.be/-kTdZEhPoDg Dreamhack 2014 VODS Courtesy: Dreamhack Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/DreamhackMedia DHW2014 CSGO: Fnatic Devilwalk Game winning boost interview Courtesy: Dreamhack via Youtube MrFilthy Link: https://youtu.be/9Pti-EUfrmw ESL One VODS Courtesy: ESL Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPq2ETz4aAGo2Z-8JisDPIA DreamHack on the cheating scandal (DHW14) Courtesy: Dreamhack via Youtube Blasphinho Link: https://youtu.be/QXnFyvXQNzU Thorin and Richard Lewis on Flusha's suspicious clips Courtesy: Richard Lewis via Youtube juanme555 Link: https://youtu.be/6emUgO5BMDU Flusha accusations, all his weird moments and all the statements regarding his cheats. Courtesy: mOE via Youtube N8DE Link: https://youtu.be/3185zZ9EHYM SUMMIT1G DISCUSSES FLUSHA "CHEATING CLIPS" W/ DESTINY Courtesy: Summit1G via Youtube LemonSkunk CSGO Link: https://youtu.be/GUD1InxXFGw 25 CSGO Cinematics [de dust2] Courtesy: DarkestGinge Link: https://youtu.be/acjPNnISWAM Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”). Check out theScore esports on Android and iOS: Android: http://thesco.re/esportsAndroidYT iOS: http://thesco.re/esportsiOSYT Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thescoreesports Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Snapchat: theScoreesports
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John Christian (7 hours ago)
great video, make more of these please!
Robert. (19 hours ago)
It was legit
Wrath HD (23 hours ago)
They really should blame valve for the faulty maps cuz they don't even play their own game lol
Lucky Chance (1 day ago)
Summit1G is such a sellout. He pisses me off.
preetam sahoo (3 days ago)
This was a legit boost if LDLC is also forgiven. No matter what, Fnatic is one of the best team in CSGO history.
Philip Almqvist (5 days ago)
Don’t have much interest in CS but this is really interesting. This is reeaally well made BTW, great research, script and editing. Thumbs up!
Francis Carranza (6 days ago)
Remember the 2013 dota 2 international? The fountain hook?
Ralph Drummond (6 days ago)
It is not a dirty trick, if it’s in the game then it’s in the game, people can use it. Period.
Udit Varshney (6 days ago)
Dude ur channel is like Internet explorer of CSGO U cover such old topics /stories 😅🤣😂
IlluSioN SyaN & iScO (6 days ago)
im not even CS:GO fan and i only played it once but this boost is genius strat from finatic anyone saying its unfair its competition bro and its not exploit to consider cheating
Lord Abidos (6 days ago)
This was bullshit. Instead of valve coming out admiting it was their fault and maybe give ldlc an equal amount of money , they penalised them for playing the game with proper knowledge of the map knowledge
Kln Wg (6 days ago)
It's part of the map. That's not illegal
Eduard Socaciu (7 days ago)
this is bull, if you have a strategy, use it, don't matter if it's overpowered. Is like chess, if you have a great opening, considered OP, you will use it!
abeski OW (7 days ago)
It was against the French so who cares.
Camaron Edgecomb (8 days ago)
I don't play CS: GO but I think the boost is hilariously genius. I understand the hate but the boost was fair play and therefore a great idea. As someone who come from LOL this is just clever cheese to me.
Evangeliman (9 days ago)
It was fine.
B Will (9 days ago)
Why do that have two headphones on
bannedfromtv (9 days ago)
earbuds for audio, and sound cancellers ear muffs.
CQBinsanity (10 days ago)
this game was the first game I ever watched live, thanks to the boost I've been a loyal french cs fan since. Never had a team that I really liked as I only had watched old matches, all I knew was I hated JW, flusha and Olof atm.
Hari Tan (11 days ago)
Everyone be salty when a top team outplays another team due to map knowledge lol
13thSystem (11 days ago)
There is no such thing as cheap tactic in csgo, players will always take any edge they can get but boosts like that is just a map exploit, both of them exploited should've been reset to 0/0.
naw nope (11 days ago)
if ldlc broke the rules in the first half why would they restart at 12-3?
naw nope (11 days ago)
can't believe people are so salty that a team discovered something ground breaking and used it to their advantage. thats what people fucking do. Do you think professional football teams are sharing their strategies as they come up with them?
Vanilla Coke (12 days ago)
Fnatic were in the right. They discovered a boost (on YouTube fun fact) and used it when they needed it. Other teams faults for not searching for and finding it.
H_A_C_E (12 days ago)
Its fair a strategy is a strategy thats how it is
False Evidence (13 days ago)
It’s been so long but here’s my thoughts since then: both sides have their reasons and I can agree with both, however I think that it’s partially responsible on both Dreamhack and Valve. It’s not cheating, but it’s not FairPlay either. First of all there’s no rules on this (maybe) foreseeable action, so it’s the organizer’s responsibility. It’s not like fanatic know that this would fall into some existing ruling that would overturn their win completely. Secondly, valve didn’t do their job perfecting a map that’s been out for so long, hence “what is real is reasonable.” The only real argument against fnatic in this case is that it’s somewhat dishonorable, which is not specifically against the rule. In the end the consequences were reasonable enough and it didn’t cause drastic enough damage; rather it served as a precedent that helped the progress of esports.
jack legends (14 days ago)
Damn. Didnt play any CS:GO, but this kinda unfair(for Fnatic). Is this really that bad to be hated? Its a game mechanic that wasnt polished and was exploited in a live match, but IS still part of the game at that moment. Anything that is part of any game is acceptable to be used as long as the rules havent been broken(This video said that the rules didnt apply for the game for awhile). If they used it to win, its a win. (Just wanted to rant, wanted to get this of my chest.)
Kings Shay (15 days ago)
how is this a cheat
javier guerrero (15 days ago)
great video bad hands
Raph _R6 (15 days ago)
Olofmeister boostmeister
Kyle Jorgensen (16 days ago)
All these nuggas calling it cheating like they wouldn't have done it if they had known. They're just mad cuz they didn't know about it when they got raped
Jack (17 days ago)
Just because valve no fix
keos- (19 days ago)
Fong Xiong (19 days ago)
The backlash was unnecessarily rough, they should let it slide and have valve update the map to get rid of these boost
GrowtopiaKidHD (20 days ago)
boi LDLC said pixel abuse but it's not their problem like seriously, because they didn't check the map, it's a map from 2013, that old and you can't fix it well it's problem with the game, just rematch, pick a new map, and go again.
Storm Rain (20 days ago)
Dude, that was just game and map knowledge and they utilized it. It was just the salty fans of the losing team that made things worse.
Tsiko Late (21 days ago)
Fnatic (CS:GO) = Olofboost Na'vi (DOTA 2) = Fountain Hook
S TR (23 days ago)
IMO the boost is fair cuz every team could have used it...just that fnatic were the ones who discovered it
Jerry nessX (24 days ago)
Legit strategy but it should have been banned after the match
Chen Erwin (25 days ago)
Rainbow six siege pros dropshot all the time. People hates it and ubisoft is nerfing it. But it's not banned, they're just taking the advantage of the game mechanics, same for this. Fnatics shouldn't have taken the blame.
Srg Fkct (25 days ago)
The referees shouldve just had them replay the whole match. Imagine someone using an exploit in league. Even if it “not exactly against the rules”, the match would be stopped and remade. And its ridiculous to make fnatic the vilains here.
Tonito46528293 (25 days ago)
I remember watching this live and I got so pissed. I betted so much and lost it all just for that stupid boost.
thetofumeister (26 days ago)
Did LDLC turn off theirs freeze cam?
MickleMackleMor (27 days ago)
It is unfair. Had that not been there they would've lost. Using something no else has ever seen gives you an unfair advantage. Whether it's in the game or not doesn't mean it's fair. Inb4 all the fanatic fags come in "Oh they're the best good map knowledge makes them better"
FreeMan4096 (27 days ago)
oh for god's sake, stop portraing them as poor victims of harsh community. No rulebook is going to show you definition of sportsmanship. They fck up and they they played the victim card. Reminds me of something....
DelluXeD (27 days ago)
pronax is hella genius team leader lol fnatic 4 awp .. olaf boost
Marrek Hignett (28 days ago)
The olofboost was legal so haters need to learn the games mechanics and learn the maps instead of criticising Fnatics' ingenuity
Denin Visnjic (28 days ago)
anomaly found
NewWorld (28 days ago)
It's not like it's hacking. lol
Matt (28 days ago)
Semmler and Anders did a really good and professional job casting that much, unlike that interviewer.
olwstenberg (28 days ago)
love how supportive all the comments are now but probably 80% here hated them when they did it
Bao Pham (28 days ago)
Lol they got punished for coming up with an innovative tactic. Dumbass community.
Lam Alfie (29 days ago)
Talk about double standards feels bad for fnatic The team that used boost better won that's all, but instead they got framed as villains by the French crybaby fans
Robin The Gamer (30 days ago)
I really dont get that people dont know that its a strategy of course no one knows how to counter a strategy the first time even in the match they almost countered it but they didnt but they almost did but because its the first time they saw it was flawed but thats just it strategies evolve while counter strategies get better
I don't know how I can't across this video. I don't like csgo, nor do I watch esports in general, but to me it just looks like they found something that worked to their advantage. It's called an adjustment, and it happens in football, basketball, baseball, etc.
CozyGorilla (30 days ago)
These people are so butthurt!! xD
K1LLRBEAST (1 month ago)
IMO, yes it's a dirty play, but it should have been ruled as legal.
nicolaj (1 month ago)
so pretty much they get destroyed and cheese their way into a win #soyboys #swedish beta males
Justin Moody (1 month ago)
Not a CSGO player myself but Fanatic just knew the map better and the company of the game is at fault make sure you know everything about the maps before an official tournament is played on it IMO Fanatic should have gotten the win or AT LEAST a redo of the game
Hariharan Nair V.C (1 month ago)
I'm new to csgo so let me get this straight. Fnatic received backlash for using something which existed in the game and was not illegal? I've lost all hope for this planet.
ML Lotz (1 month ago)
Being a villian can't be that bad if you are actualy the winner
Meh楯山 (1 month ago)
Remember Fountain Hook?
Isaac Harry Guan (1 month ago)
I think its CSGO fault here
Strafe (1 month ago)
in my opinion its not something that should have been a forfit, lost or rematch. Abusing something thats already in the game is fine in my book. its the game developers and map creactors fault for not checking if the map has anything broken in them
Krimson Beat (1 month ago)
sore losers. fnatic should have had that.
Krimson Beat (1 month ago)
not a flusha fan at all, but ive reviewed the evidence... dont think hes aimbotting, just incredibly talented
Gemini Construct (1 month ago)
I feel that the boost they used is completely legal the rulebook even stated that pixel walking isn't illegal.
Tbone 1337 (1 month ago)
It may have been in the rules, but it’s pretty obvious that boost is scummy and obviously isn’t intended. The boost used by ldlc while obviously falling under the same category is no where near the game breaking-ness of the fnatic boost. They should’ve just rematched on a different map
Francisco Pickles (1 month ago)
That description reminds me one of the worst genocides in history, USA nuking japan
MrFelixify (1 month ago)
as long as you can do something without hacking. it should be allowed. If the game mechanics allows it. It's fine.
Xiao Long Bao (1 month ago)
Its called strat not cheating fucking crybabies
Tim Gillgren (1 month ago)
why was it in the game??!!
YukitoOnline (1 month ago)
Why is it controversial to begin with? I mean they're not actually glitching they were able to access that spot by normal means with teamwork.
Brockers01 (1 month ago)
It was controversial since the boost relied on a pixel walk which is normally banned in most tournaments, it being legal in this one was an exception. The major problem with the bost was that the skybox did not allow players on the B side of the map to see Olof so they were forced to blindly return fire. It was therfore controversial as Fnatic (Pronax) had found a boost that while not explicitly against the walls was unfair since LDLC were unable to even see Olof let alone counter him.
Aaron Wilkes (1 month ago)
I refuse to believe the argument that fnatic had other options. You're down 12-3 whem they only need 16 to win. They did what they had to do to win. Nothing in their rulebook said it was illegal. You can hate it, but you fault the map designers for not play-testing these things. This team just found a way to win and got crapped on for it.
Planet KC (1 month ago)
Just get to the fucking point.
MiTaKa_Ss (1 month ago)
Nice video.But i think boost its absolutley legit cuz valve make the map like this if they want to hate somebody go hate valve.(Im not fnatic fan just saying)
Matthew Halim (1 month ago)
Whats this? Old fnatic? (Bestteam)
Illegal boost=the only way to win
Logan Knox (1 month ago)
I'd like to think LDC would get backlash if they won but they won't
IceWalkerHD (1 month ago)
U guys should do shroud
43prateek (1 month ago)
Cheating and bug abuse are two very different things Did the other team have the means to do that? Yes? Then why didnt they do it? It is the fault of developers that the thing exists at all
RogueOne (1 month ago)
It reminds me of when you realize you are losing a bot game so you have to cheese them
Crazy 0rez (1 month ago)
I think the win should have counted it cause at the time the game was live fnatic showed a great strategy it was unfair thou but still shoulda counted
I don’t get it. This boost was made possible because of the map creators mistake. If someone is smart enough to use these advantages then they shouldn’t have to replay. It isn’t their fault that the map had broken spots. They both did illegal boosts, so the better team wins then. I’m not a Fnatic fan.
Waster Zumbody (1 month ago)
It's like the fountain hook in DOTA
Darren Fleming (1 month ago)
Plebs tilting because a team put more time and effort into finding innovative strategies than them. Tbh its valves fault for putting out shit maps. When your whole game has only like 10 relatively small maps they should work properly.
William Buttel (1 month ago)
over hyped rubbish
Caddywompus (1 month ago)
Can you just replace the clips of you talking with broll? Its awkward just looking at you wave your arms unnaturally while you talk. It draws my attention away from the content
tcooke2 (1 month ago)
I remember watching this shit live in religion class with headphones, after the match i had to leave the classroom to let my reaction out. If I recall correctly though there was actually someone who uploaded a video of the boost a few months before the major but the fnatic coaches reached out to him and offered him a bunch of money to take it down.
Khedr (1 month ago)
That mean oluf learned the map
Kireiara Odelia (1 month ago)
2:07 thank me later
Mithren (1 month ago)
All the people complaining about their boost needs to learn that, its just clever use of the games map. It wasn't intended to happen but Fnatic found a way. It's not hacking or cheating since the rules never said anything about it.
batistalift (1 month ago)
You did a good job explaining this subject, but it's actually even more complicated than that. LDLC used their illegal boost not only in this game, but also way before, in the group stage matches. And if the admins declare their boost to be illegal, doesnt this consequently mean the whole tournament has to be replayed? That's one aspect that is rarely discussed.
GHG playzs (1 month ago)
Really I mean like it’s in the game....
Eross Van Leer (1 month ago)
That was honestly hilarious though
Noo Bie (1 month ago)
Its called strategy and tactic...
Oblivion 1214 (1 month ago)
if you can do it in the game its not cheating come on you really think thinking out of the box is cheating this is just like the Lego movie (idk why that popped in my head lol)
d0uble (1 month ago)
Welp, it was a part of the map so it's not against the rules tho
Walter White (1 month ago)
hmmm if dota 2 had Na'Vi for the Fountain hook. Csgo has Fnatic with the OlofBoost? Seems gr8
Ter0zak (1 month ago)
Boba Fett (1 month ago)
I feel bad for LDLC. That spot was crazy op and sure it was fun to watch the first time but LDLC should have won that. They were the better players there.

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