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 Oberliga 2a unique Polish sports entertainment show.
Jarek Pasza The lights go out! 💪
THANK YOU MY FRIENDS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. pic.twitter.com/BrCx780vIC
– paszaBiceps (@paszaBiceps) February 5, 2022
paszaBiceps wins first professional MMA match
PaszaBiceps is one of the most popular players in CS:GO history. He made his name as part of a Virtus.Pro team that competed for titles from 2013 to 2018 and played under the Virtus.Pro banner for most of his career. In the five years he played for the organization, he was able to win the 2014 ESL Major Series One Katowice, ELEAGUE Season 1 and the ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational. PaszaBiceps has always been known as a positive force in the CS:GO community, hosting several charity streams with companies like Nvidia for great causes. After retiring in 2020, he joined Team Liquid as a streamer.
On Saturday, paszaBiceps made his MMA debut against Michał “OWCA WK” Owczarzak, winning in two rounds by one hit. A hard right hand to the octagon finally knocked paszaBiceps’ opponent out of the way. He arrived at the official weigh-in for the fight with a fake CS:GO tattoo on his torso, a nod to his past as an esports pro.
— Heheszky (@Daniel_Heheszky) February 5, 2022
Members of the CS:GO community shared their joy at paszaBiceps’ victory on Twitter. Gabriel “Fallen” Toledo was the first to congratulate “Papito” on his transition from esports pro to MMA fighter.
— Gabriel Toledo (@FallenNCS) February 5, 2022
“FROM THE WHOLE WAY FROM CS RESPECT PAPITO,” Fallen tweeted.
Many members of the community have changed their profile picture on Twitter to a picture of paszaBiceps being weighed in. This includes the officer CS:GO Twitter account. Fans are even asking for a custom in-game graffiti spray to celebrate the groundbreaking win.
Happy birthday dad! 💪
— 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 multiple screenshots.
— Ahmet Gozen (@ahmet_gozen44) February 5, 2022