Overheard at ESL One NYC: Our Top 10 Favorite Quotes And What We Think They Probably Mean
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10. "They don’t peek. They wait."
Patience is said to be a virtue. A virtue that can sometimes mean the difference between life and death in CS:GO. The meaning of this quote is actually quite simple. It was uttered just after a simple Scooby-Doo peek around the corner was met with instant death. Basically, look before you leap. But do it when you know there's nothing extremely deadly waiting for you around the corner.
Like zoinks, Scoob. We're in the scope!
9. "No kevlar. No hope."
8. "He can do some absolutely disgusting things with that AK."
This is definitely one of those quotes that was all about the delivery. But the sentiment of everyone having their very own version of Mjolnir was heard loud and clear. Like Johnny B. Goode, a CS:GO player should be able to play the guitar just like they're ringing a bell. Meaning, in life, find the thing you're good at, and then become the best in the world at it. Simple, right?
That Marty is somethin' else.
7. "It’s an absolute disaster of financial management."
6. "A hero with no scope."
Outside of sounding like the greatest garage band that ever lived, this quote speaks to CS:GO players who really like sniper rifles. Some use the scope. Some do not. But for the player who doesn't and still hits his mark. This one's for you.
Too close for missiles, Goose. Switching to guns.
5. "He was a chocolate tea bird for half of it."
Honestly, we have no idea if this is what was actually said, but this is what it sounded like. So, we're gonna just make that a thing now. Sometimes you're chocolate...but you drink tea...and then the birds...
Pretty much our entire row upon hearing this.
4. "Have you ever made the mistake of setting a song you really like as an alarm?"
We all have. We ALL have. For the quotee, it was "Yonkers" by Tyler the Creator. For us, well–
"Superstar" by Lupe Fiasco
3. "He didn’t step out and accept his death."
Every time the matchup seemed like it was over, instead of taking their hands off the keyboard and mouse, the last man standing raged, RAGED against the dying of the light. And in most cases, with only a sneeze's worth of HP and a desperate shot through smoke, they changed the course of history. This quote serves as more of a battle cry as a CS:GO player did just that. In fact, the only reason he lived was because he shot first.
I wonder how Han got his last name...
2. "Banana is a classic. Five-man banana without context is brilliant!"
It really is. I can't think of a single instance where this would be relevant in any other context. Actually...
Back, and to the left. Back, and to the left.