The return of the iBUYPOWER organization has recently been announced for C2. However, fans have been skeptical of the possibility.
Possible Return of iBUYPOWER Organization
Recall that iBUYPOWER is one of the most controversial organizations in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, they have hinted at a possible return to CS2 competitions, but many people think this is just a joke.
Last August 2, the iBUYPOWER organization joked about possibly forming a team to represent them in CS2 esports. That day, the organization was wondering who to sign for the team. However, the community took it as a simple joke. However, on August 8, the organization responded to a fan that they might be working on something related to CS2.
The response to this fan by iBUYPOWER was immediately published on Twitter, where the comments were not long in coming. A large group of people are refuting the organization’s idea.
If we put a CS2 team together, who should we draft? 👀
(wrong answers only) pic.twitter.com/fKcJG0xtJW
— iBUYPOWER (@iBUYPOWER) August 2, 2023
Counter-Strike fans give their opinion about the return of iBUYPOWER
After iBUYPOWER responded that it was working on something, some Twitter users emphasized that the organization did not in 2014 did not refund players the fee for that year. That is why many people do not think iBUYPOWER can return to CS2.
On the other hand, in another comment, one can read that he doubts that iBUYPOWER can pay the players’ high salaries. Furthermore, that person opines that he does not believe the organization has the funds to invest in a team worth competing at the top level.
In turn, other users commented that this could all be a joke, as the organization has been making them for some months. They also claim that the match-fixing controversy has tarnished their reputation for life, so it would not be a good idea for them to return to CS2.
Big match-fixing scandal
In August 2014, iBUYPOWER was the protagonist of a big match-fixing scandal where the players of the staff were involved. That year, the organization was charged with match-fixing in the fifth season of “CEVO Professional League.” All squad players were banned for life from Valve, except for Skadoodle, who refused to participate in match-fixing. It is important to note that the players, not the organization, caused the match-fixing scandal. However, the reputation of the organization has been tarnished.
iBUYPOWER was present at the first four CS:GO Majors, where they received stickers as part of the event. In particular, one of the team’s stickers, the “Holo of EMS One: Katowice 2014,” is special for the fans. This sticker can go for as much as 2,000 on the Steam marketplace.
We can only wait to find out if this is just a joke or if iBUYPOWER is working to return to CS2.