CS2 Coach Matt “Warden” Dickens Receives PGL Ban for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

CS2 Coach Matt “Warden” Dickens Receives PGL Ban for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

4. March 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Matt “Warden” Dickens, coach of Wildcard Gaming in American Counter-Strike 2, has faced consequences for his actions during the Copenhagen Major American RMR event. His unsportsmanlike conduct has led to a ban from PGL.

The Incident

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Following Wildcard Gaming’s elimination with a 1-2 defeat at the hands of M80, Warden allegedly splashed water at M80 players from a water bottle. This action, deemed unsportsmanlike, occurred after Warden refused to shake hands with the opposing team.


Upon receiving reports of the incident, PGL officials conducted an investigation and subsequently banned Warden from the RMR venue for his actions. Despite issuing an apology to M80 and Mario “malbsMd” Samayoa, Warden’s ban stands, impacting Wildcard Gaming’s future participation in the event.


Team’s Response

Although Wildcard Gaming has been eliminated from the tournament, the team still has access to the venue and practice facilities. However, with Warden barred from entry, the team will need to proceed with boot camp preparations without their coach.

Upcoming Matches

M80 faces Legacy in a crucial qualifier match for the Copenhagen Major, while Team Liquid and Complexity, two prominent NA squads, vie for the final NA spot in Denmark after losses to FURIA. All eyes are on these matchups as teams aim for success in the competitive CS2 scene.

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