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Valve-banned CS:GO player Braxton 'swag' Pierce joins team as analyst

Valve-banned professional CS:GO player Braxton 'swag' Pierce has joined professional team Cloud9 as an analyst - 'Swag Analyst'

By Chris Smith | May 7, 2015 07:28 am CDT

We've covered quite a lot here at TweakTown about the various match-fixing and betting ring scandals to hit the international CS:GO scene, with the first and most prominent scandal being that of some North American and Canadian pros being banned by Valve themselves for life due to their actions - we even wrapped up the international wrong-doings here in a mega-thread for you.


One of the highest profile players involved was Braxton 'swag' Pierce, a young teenage professional with many years of fragging to come ahead. Heartbroken by the ban, he announced on his public Facebook page that the ban was necessary to set a precedent and he regrets all actions.

In recent news, Swag has been kept around the gaming scene with professional North American organization 'Cloud9' announcing that it has offered him a position as their CS:GO team analyst. Yep, 'Swag analyst'.

Besides picking out new snapbacks and fresh Nike kicks, Swag will be responsible for player feedback and analysis throughout training and tournaments alongside their current division manager Tres "stunna" Saranthus.

Does Swag deserve this opportunity to stick around despite his actions? Many high-profile CS:GO players claim this lifetime ban is too harsh including CS-superstar 'Neo'.


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