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Former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) superstar Jarosław “paszaBiceps” Jarząbkowski won his first professional Mixed Martial Arts match on Saturday. He beat his opponent Michał “OWCA WK” Owczarzak in the main event of High League 2, a unique Polish sports entertainment show.
Jarek Pasza Światło Zgasza!💪
THANK YOU MY FRIENDS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. pic.twitter.com/BrCx780vIC
— paszaBiceps (@paszaBiceps) February 5, 2022
paszaBiceps wins debut professional MMA match
PaszaBiceps is one of the most loved players in CS:GO history. He made his name as a part of a Virtus.Pro team that contended for titles from 2013 to 2018, playing under the Virtus.Pro banner for most of his career. Over the five years that he played for the organization, he was able to win ESL Major Series One Katowice in 2014, ELEAGUE Season 1, and the ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational. PaszaBiceps has always been known as a positive force in the CS:GO community doing several charity streams with companies like Nvidia for great causes. After his retirement in 2020, he joined Team Liquid as a streamer.
On Saturday, paszaBiceps made his MMA debut against Michał “OWCA WK” Owczarzak and won in two rounds with a knockout. A hard right against the octagon put paszaBiceps’ opponent away for good. He appeared at the official weigh-in for the fight with a fake CS:GO tattoo on his torso, a tribute to his past as an esports professional.
— Heheszky (@Daniel_Heheszky) February 5, 2022
Members of the CS:GO community have shared their happiness for paszaBiceps’ win on Twitter. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo was the first to congratulate “Papito” on his transition from esports professional to MMA fighter.
— Gabriel Toledo (@FalleNCS) February 5, 2022
“ALL THE WAY FROM CS RESPECT PAPITO,” FalleN tweeted.
Many members of the community have switched their profile pictures on Twitter to a picture of paszaBiceps at his weigh-in. This includes the official CS:GO Twitter account. Fans are even asking for an in-game custom Graffiti spray to celebrate the landmark win.
Congrats, Papito! 💪
— CS:GO (@CSGO) February 5, 2022
Many fans captured the winning moments of the fight on their TV. Despite the event being a pay-per-view, fans on Twitter were eager to piece together the events from several screenshots.
— Ahmet Gözen (@ahmet_gozen44) February 5, 2022
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