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Smooya rage quit in the middle of the match, but the team still won a clutch and made a comeback

During a close match between Nordavind and Movistar Riders Owen “smooya” Butterfield ragequit in the middle of the 25th round. The AWPer disconnected from the server in a beat, apparently showing no faith in his teammate's ability to pull off the clutch. Surprisingly, Alejandro “mopoz” Cano kept his team alive by pulling off a one-on-three clutch.

After mopoz pulled off the clutch, smooya was forced to reconnect and helped Movistar Riders force overtime and take a 2-1 series victory with a 19-16 win. Smooya later said his PC crashed, but this was quickly shown to be a lie as footage circulated of him messaging “ggwp” in all-chat before leaving.

Despite this, mopoz spoke up in defense of smooya and stated that the team has no bad blood towards him. smooya also later admitted to ragequitting after the video circulated and spoke out on the matter in a Twitlonger.

Please know that I am really working on all things to do with becoming a better person as well as professional. That's all I can do and I will continue to do so while trying to maintain the mistakes to a minimum. Of course, I'm not immune to bad judgment during situations but it sometimes feels like because of my past I get judged much harder on my actions.

Owen “smooya” Butterfield

Though Movistar Riders beat Nordavind, the team lost to Cloud9, so they will not attend DreamHack Masters Spring 2021.


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