One of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s most recognizable voices may be set to return to the game after an extended break.
Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett took to Twitter with a hint that he might be set to return to casting. If true, this would mark his first time taking up the microphone since February 2020 when he worked the 2020 ICE Challenge as a commentator.
Of the world!
— Sadokist 🐺 (@Sadokist) June 15, 2021
The tweet from Sadokist was a short one, but fans quickly began speculating what was on the horizon for him. There is a packed calendar of CSGO events moving forward that he could work, including IEM Cologne 2021, DreamHack Open June, and StarLadder’s CIS RMR event.
There is no official word that he’s set to return to CSGO, or potentially to casting at all. Sadokist has dabbled in a number of other games in the past and he could hypothetically look to begin carving out a niche in a different esport. He may also be set to transition into streaming, or he may simply be teasing his followers.
Is Sadokist still casting CSGO?
Sadokist is technically still an active CSGO broadcast talent, as he never retired from the industry. But he hasn’t worked an event in a long while.
Sadokist was one of CSGO’s leading voices from 2015 to 2019, working a long list of prominent events including eight majors. In 2018 he went through a rough patch after using a racial slur during a stream of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and then telling Twitter personality Don Haci he should “put a belt around [his] neck and jump off a cliff with that belt still attached, that would be better for everyone.”
Though the incident garnered significant attention, Sadokist seemed to suffer minimal professional repercussions from this. After a brief break he continued regularly working prominent CSGO events hosted by every key tournament organizer in the scene.
Once the calendar turned to 2020 his presence in the game dried up. Following Epicenter 2019 he worked the 2020 ICE Challenge in February 2020, but he disappeared entirely from there. He created some content related to racing in the months immediately after, but stopped the following April.
Next year 🤫
— Sadokist 🐺 (@Sadokist) August 28, 2020
Whether he purposely took an extended break, was left in limbo by casting partner Henry “HenryG” Greer’s move to being a manager for Cloud9, or simply fell out of favor with tournament organizers is unknown. Either way, he has had his eye set on a return to CSGO for a long while. He made reference to a potential return in August 2020.