Popular CSGO meme material, the chicken proved to be handy for the first time in the game for a Heroic player.
In an ECS match between FaZe Clan and Heroic on Inferno, FaZe had complete control of the A site. They had solid information about the position of Johannes “b0RUP” Borup coming through apartments. FaZe decided to go agro for the kill when they threw a flashbang into the aps. The idea was that the flash would blind bORUP and the player holding for FaZe in aps, Håvard “rain” Nygaard would swing out to grab the kill. Unfortunately for FaZe the flash hit a chicken casually loitering in the aps and left bORUP with clear vision, unaware of such a possibility, RaiN peeked to grab the kill but got capitalized by the Heroic player in return who had his eyes trained on the possibility of a push.
This is the second time that a chicken has caused a player to get killed on Inferno. In 2018, a chicken blocked the door for Robin “ropz” Kool in Inferno which got him killed by Marcelo “coldzera” David.
This bug might have taken the round away from FaZe, but they still took the map as well as the series. FaZe won the game 16-11 at week five of ECS and qualified for the semifinals, only to lose to Virtus Pro.