One of the wealthiest pro players, he was the only American to win the Intel Grand Slam, and now he's a millionaire streamer. The North American pro scene doesn't have nearly as many skilled players as Europe, and team achievements were even worse before the online era. Only unique players always enjoy “tricking” a system and avoiding the rules. Cyber-sport.io tracked Stewie2k activity for the last few months. Therefore, we have some riddles to share with you.
He started his professional career with Evil Geniuses. During 2018-2019, EG played six tournaments in 6 months, 3 of which failed in qualification and another two in the Pro League and Blast group stage. Also lost, the American PMP their players with those names couldn't make it. After such a season, Stewie went to streaming. So far, he has no plans to return to the pro scene but doesn't cut out that option in the future. It looks like the player doesn't need CS.
He's probably a multimillionaire. In 2019, Jackie became the first North American to earn a million dollars in prize money. He's now ranked number 10 in the world, and he's also been into cryptocurrencies and successfully invested in one a few years ago. With such a fortune, the game was important for titles and victories but not for money. He got high in every game.
After winning Cologne in 2019, Jackie jumped up and down on the table with happiness. What's worth it is that he turned on the home fans at the winning major in Boston. After all, he led his teammates to overtime and a decisive map, and then he jumped up from the table and started actively charging the crowd. Rumors abounded about Stewie2k's toxicity, he also kicked the coach. But unfortunately, Stewie is not just a millionaire funnyman. There are constant moments where he acts like he's a bit of an overachiever or a bit of a toxic guy. He didn't behave professionally at EG, where he had one last chance to prove he's still a top player and a brutal captain.
The player didn't give info, didn't communicate, and was cheerful. On the fifth and sixth days, when EG's coach was talking Jacky would turn to his computer and not listen to anything. Sometimes he would listen to the Demian and then turn around and not answer. He refused to take tactical breaks. He probably thinks he's a great captain, even though there's nothing behind it. In his past teams, he only succeeded when he was an ordinary riffler, but not a team leader.
This atmosphere in the game presented a choice between the coaching staff and Stewie. The players went for the man who had won something earlier rather than the former G2 coach, who knew far more about the modern meta. It didn't save them, and the management got rid of him a few months later. The funny thing is that even in this case, the player took offense.
Undoubtedly Stewie had a lot of accomplishments, but they remained distant 2018-2019. Just think about it - a man who never made it to the top 20 of the world, played the last six months with a rating of 055 against top 5 teams, and only twice became MVP at tournaments, thinks he is the face of the American scene.
Of course, fans remembered his past decisions after that: he quit the team two months after winning the major simply because he was poached by Mibr, which was almost extinguished. Was it a beautiful thing to do? No. In many ways, it was the one that influenced the collapse of the Cloud9 gold squad, which still had a chance to make it into the top 10 for a couple of seasons.
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