The Group-C matches at BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Regular Season were off to a delayed start due to CS:GO servers facing a lot of issues. The situation which seemed problematic for the tournament organizer during the start actually ended up benefiting them big time as the CS:GO community flooded Twitter with a barrage of memes aimed towards ‘Valve’ and the ‘IT support guy’.
There is not a single chance that CS:GO players let go off when it comes to dissing Valve for fun and banter, yesterday was no exception as an opportunity was presented to them on a silver platter and boy did they make good use of it. Here are some of the best memes that went viral within moments of them being posted.
BLAST Leads The Way
The organizers did some pretty creative stuff in the off-time and tackled the situation brilliantly by poking some fun at themselves and engaging with the waiting audience by taking on Valve head-on!
Aleksib Becomes The Perfect Meme
The OG in-game leader Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen became the perfect meme for the situation as CS:GO insider ‘Nors3’ shared a photo of the classic 'sleeping Aleksib' with the caption reading “guy handling CS:GO servers right now”.
Cat Vibing Meme Gets A Makeover
The viral meme of a cat vibing to a person drumming in the background got a facelift as ‘Martin’ who is the head of CS:GO Liquipedia shared this hilarious meme which was quite relevant to the situation considering the amount of time it took Valve to bring the servers back online.
How Valve Dealt With The Situation
This could be pushing the boundaries of Valve's incapability to respond to issues quickly a bit too far but when it comes to shitposting it was certainly a job well done.
Apart from these memes, there were a few Tweets that really cracked everyone up like ‘Brian’ talking about playing Overwatch in 2020 due to the servers going down for such a long time followed by Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen himself getting tired of waiting and deciding to do his laundry instead.
The CS:GO community put out a plethora of content within hours of the servers going down which eventually came back with the developers thanking everyone for all the mentions and appreciating everyone's patience while they fixed the problem.