"The FPL system is really flawed" - Smooya on North American CS:GO Scene

Aditya Singh Rawat
13/Apr/2020 01:39 pm

Cover And Thumbnail Image Courtesy: Owen Butterfield

  • Smooya says that there are too many players who are terrible at the game while talking about the North American CS:GO scene.

  • Although his experience was perfect, he could sadly not play with top-tier NA teams as they were bootcamping in Europe.

  • Expresses his desire to return back to the USA. 

British CS:GO player Owen “smooya” Butterfield who has played for multiple North American teams in the last six months, stated that “There are too many players who are terrible at the game and just weirdly call everyone else bad and never strive to improve,” comparing the CS:GO scene in NA to that of Europe, in an interview with HLTV.

The 20-year-old who has stood-in for Denial Esports and Renegades, while officially playing for Chaos Esports Club from January to March, was critical of his views when asked to define the competitive CS:GO scene in the states.

He said that although many streamers played in the FPL they only did it for money and to entertain the viewers with some interesting content, while a few others have not even made it to the Pro League due to their egos. Talking about his own experience he said that “Sadly, the practice was really tough to find because all the top tier teams were bootcamping in Europe, which sucked, but we just did what we had to do.”

Smooya concluded by stating that NA has a long way to build up their 'Tier 2' and 'Tier 3' scenes and that the regional FPL system is really flawed.

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But, this has not hindered his dream of moving back to the USA, from where he had to leave due to visa issues which could not be sorted out because of the coronavirus pandemic. He also said that his experience was perfect, and he looks forward to joining a team soon again.

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Let’s see what the future holds for the talented Brit who is currently playing a lot of VALORANT but will soon be starting his FPL grind again.


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.