Blog: NEOGEAR project

February 7th, 2013 19:29
Write your blog for the opening of the shop... And how exactly am I to do that – I’ve never written one in my entire life. Sometimes I am bad with merely putting the sentences together, not to speak of writing them down on paper. On the other hand, however, I’ve given quite enough of the interviews in over a decade of playing CS. Not once did I sweat my guts out just to write several coherent and consistent sentences, so, perhaps it’s not going to be that bad? After all, sitting in peaceful confinement of four walls is less stressing than, say, walking on the stage, receiving the Player of the Year award or pronouncing the speech to several hundred people (not to mention those at their screens). All of them looking at you. At least in the hall you get applause for a sincere speech.. who cares it was just a few words in which I thanked those close to me, my family and my team. What matters is that I said them, right?

Years pass, there appear new obligations and, apart from gaming itself, there will come time for settling down, founding a family and becoming a responsible citizen, who’d be able to take matters in his own hands. And yet, why? For several years in a row we keep hearing
that it is over, that we are old and that we’ve seen our best years go by. Who truly defined those borders when one is to retire? Boys from the team have already balded, nonetheless, we still play and that we do well. There has to be something after we’re done with gaming, though. We live in the country, where, should you have six world titles, you wouldn’t be able to tell what would happen to you in a year, if you finished your career. Or we could just as
well be accepted to the tactical force of Polish Army, for we’ve defeated Swedish, Russians and Germans not once =)

The idea of creating a shop developed slowly, while I was stubbornly fending off attacks from all the sides – reminders of my age and of the fact that I won’t be in gaming forever. But what if I love all this?! The very train trip to Warsaw (about which I always
complain, because, actually, I could buy an airplain ticket from Poznań to go to the tournament, right?) during which I can contemplate and brood over my "miserable" life, the meetings with my „beloved” team (sometimes we are more than willing to kill each other) and the tournaments, winning which, getting awards for which – all this makes us what we are and helps us go on. This is why the atmosphere in our team changes so drastically. We are no less than a family, which experiences premenstrual tension in times of trouble and losses. Frankly speaking, it’s even worse than in case of women, this state can last for weeks in our case, and there is more than one or two of those who carry around the disease, it’s the whole five of
us! And each one has his own, important opinion to voice. Another unforgettable experience is going to the afterparty in the end of the tournament, speaking to the other players and listening to props from the people from all over the world; listening to the opponents, who
caused us so much stress during the game, that it was them, who were prepared to lose, knowing that they played against us.. or, that they are our admirers since many years, for no other team lasts as long as ours, no other team has such a stable and well balanced formation
as ours and none other in the history of Counter Strike ahieved as much as we have. If only they knew what is being said in our closed circle, they would have locked us up in the asylum or, seeking profit, would have written a book about us, which would turn up to be a bestseller. Comparing to us, the „Grumpy Old Men” are just kids in the sandbox.

So, where was I? Oh yes, the shop. Well. I am old, my fingers aren’t as nimble as they used to be, time for a peaceful life. But hey, hey! Who said I have to leave everything and stop playing immediately? Throughout all my life I had all support I needed from those who are close to me. The legend of e-sports - Hayabusa, also called a founding father of Polish e-sports, is my dad, who’s with me in this since the very start. A one-man band – from organising the first tournaments, managing a small internet cafe, to finding the first sponsors of e-sports around Poland and creating organisations, taking care of leagues and events. These days, if it were not for him, the work on this whole project would be in its first stages. I am constantly thinking of how often my mom has to talk to him so that he doesn’t lose patience, that his son is not such a layabout and slob as he looks like. Good thing I am also supported by those who’re close to me: my sister and her husband, who’ve been together for quite a few years, and my mother were my best advisors at times, my girlfriend, who deserves a golden prize for patience for constantly listening to how helpless her boyfriend is and how he’s getting old for playing games. Returning to the topic: apart from me and my father, the NEOGEAR team includes Asia, my girlfriend, who is finishing (with God’s help) journalism studies this year, and has an extensive experience of running 'E-SPORT' program on Hyper television. In such a company, and with assistance of several friends of mine, I believe, we have a chance to win the audience, not only a Polish one. Maybe I will find passion for something I’ve never done before? Maybe it’ll turn out that I inherited my grandmother’s aptitude to this sort of things and I will like it? The most important thing is that it’s not going to be JUST a shop. A new project of tactical advises is coming into being, graphic designers
are working miracles. It would be cool if everything worked out and it would come to be more than just a page. I want all of us to work on this one together – the NEOGEAR team and the fans. Maybe then I will find something in this enterprise, which just like CS will be able to take me away from the tedious greyness of everyday routine? And I can’t say I am quite satisfied with what I have written so far, as I am usually not satisfied with what I say. Well, that’s the way it is anyway and noone can change that. At least I’ve written something.

I will be updating this blog usualy after each LAN event we will attend.

In case some of you guys would like to support our project, please find the links below:
website(soon in english also):

Pretty soon our youtube channel will also feature some other games like SC2 and LoL. Hope you will like it.

Poland mhl_ 
guys, it is not a fake... this is the english translation of the neo's blog from his website.
2013-02-07 19:46
Neo never writes on HLTV; but when he does it's probably the best blog I've seen; both in terms of the quality of the writing and the content.
2013-02-07 20:33
yeah, so well written and some amazing english skills :D i thought he was only skilled in counter strike but not to be :D
2013-02-08 08:31
2013-02-08 10:23
Goodluck ;)
2013-02-07 20:47
Slovakia ABzV 
userid: 319277 hope this is not fake acc
2013-02-07 21:06
isn't fake acc.
2013-02-07 21:59
Well, you have to do more for fans like ScreaM does to get interest of more users. At first you can fill your hltv profile.
2013-02-07 21:31
2013-02-07 23:26
2013-02-08 09:49
Why would Neo need more fans? He's already a legend in counter-strike and one of the all time best to have ever played
2013-02-08 10:32
I just told that he can always do more to "sell" himself better. Does it sound wierd?
2013-02-08 14:46
Finland vLee 
2013-02-09 14:57
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
you have to do more "for" fans
2013-02-08 14:49
2013-02-08 10:51
2013-02-11 15:01
jozin z bazin and krecik are loling @ this post! comparing neo and scream is out of this world. best player even and random guy who played a few good games in a (basiclly) brand new game...
2013-02-10 14:18
''FOR'' the fans.
2013-02-19 19:23
You can be described by one picture:
2013-02-23 19:01
Before my post he didn't even set the flag. He was looking like some random faker. He also updated his 1.6 config on his facebook fan page. My advices increased his PR slightly and satisfied some of his fans. Because of his feedback I feel that my opinion had some value. This is my final post in this blog.
2013-02-23 22:57
I will resend you to my previous post.
2013-02-24 02:41
2013-02-07 22:00
gl neo
2013-02-07 22:01
sounds good, gl
2013-02-07 22:15
Italy trig 
really nice blog.
2013-02-07 22:52
Awesome, informative and well written blog! :D
2013-02-07 22:57
well done neo!
2013-02-07 23:00
2013-02-08 01:29
China Specster 
Amazing neo! good luck in this project, wish you the best!!!!
2013-02-08 01:49
gl with the project.
2013-02-08 01:53
The king has spoken and deserves our support. GL with the new project... show some love guys.
2013-02-08 02:31
Pakistan $Bills$ 
GL neo
2013-02-08 08:24
Good luck neo.
2013-02-08 08:29
Interesting site you have there! Keep up the good work! And wish you the best of lack!
2013-02-08 08:32
gl with the project
2013-02-08 08:56
Good luck. Looking forward to english translation of your web, eventhough I understand it a bit (lived in a borderline with Poland). And a question: Do you ship abroad? edit: typo
2013-02-08 10:16
Poland mhl_ 
not yet, the costs are too high. Maybe in the future.
2013-02-11 10:30
GL neo <3
2013-02-08 10:19
gl, more blogs dude
2013-02-08 10:31
Good luck Filip! give me a yell if you need any help with anything.
2013-02-08 10:58
NEO Your youtube channel with SG tutorials very nice:) Can u make more videos? PLEAse.
2013-02-08 12:30
Poland mhl_ 
as far as I know, the next episode of "nades with neo" will appear till monday :)
2013-02-08 13:05
This pressure to be what you do not want to be ... you are never to old to do what gives you the most pleasure. Although i note that you write this in a tone a bit sad, with more uncertainties than certainties, i desire and have confidence that everything will go well, first because I believe in your abilities and commitment, and secondly because you have the support from those who love you the most, your family and all of us who love electronic sports and that followed the game from many years, and no doubt that you wrote your piece of history. Good luck and above all, have fun with what you do;)
2013-02-08 12:35
why don't u play on EU EAST ur polish right?
2013-02-08 14:01
poland is more like middle europe, not east
2013-02-08 15:45
Slovakia ABzV 
people dont like playing east because polish players are kinda bad
2013-02-08 15:48
said that person from slovakia ... ;)
2013-02-08 15:57
Still true.
2013-02-08 16:53
I don't play east coz of polish kids, slovakian reatards and swedish wannabes
2013-02-10 12:55
thats the truth.... you are great neo... this all is from his heart.. you surely will get the support.. gud luck
2013-02-08 15:01
U have to stream you're game :)
2013-02-08 15:54
gl man!
2013-02-08 20:31
neo could be the savior of cs if he wanted. so could markeloff for example. it just so happens that they were wrong about csgo and were fighting against it while players like xizt forest and get_right saw the future and grabbed hold of it.
2013-02-08 20:37
at the time they said the game was bad etc. the game WAS really bad.
2013-02-09 17:09
2013-02-08 21:37
good luck Neo, hope this project grow!
2013-02-09 04:33
2013-02-09 11:32
good luck, but I think that stuff you wrote about getting old is nonsense. :) You`re not even close to getting old yet. :D
2013-02-09 12:00
Yes indeed, feels a bit To melancholic and discouraged tone in the way NEO discribed and almost looked down at themselves, like age, hairlosses, xD? the beginning of hairloss is not That unusual for guys between 25-30. Speaking in terms of TopElite eSports contenders then *G5* is for sure past the "middle-age", so to speak. But in footboll or hockey, or something like that thier age is prime career (Yeah IRL in general). 22-30 (even 35 sometimes, but maybe more for hockeygoalies making prime sports career results at an age of 35-40 :D..). But Roger Federer 32 years old ... just saying. Also, if you had accomplished most of things in your elite career its mostly much about decreased motivation when nearing 30, and its usually where the major "problem" lies. Hope to see you up there on top for some time in CS:GO aswell with solid results every now and then, like it always have been. I just whant to say Gl with everything you golden5-guys. You are Legendary heroes for everyone that knows something about Counter-Strike. Feel proud whatever is crossing your paths in future, you are whorth nothing less to just feel happy bout yourselves and what you have accomplished. You are major important for the CS scene - Big Time ! But one day everything has got an End. Legends never die /cheers!
2013-02-11 17:19
Good luck Filip :)
2013-02-09 12:18
neo drunk? opening his heart in weird
2013-02-09 14:46
true, bloging in hltv is like drinking with mates who are not your friends, but only ppl to drink
2013-02-09 16:45
hahahahhahahah true dat!
2013-02-10 15:56
ladies and gentleman,the definition of
2013-02-19 08:25
HeatoN would be a sell-out. Joke aside, this seems like a really interesting project and i sincerely wish the best for such a legend
2013-02-10 11:18
good idea keep its up :)
2013-02-10 18:03
Actually, I am positively impressed with the way the blog is written. And believe me, that is not a thing I say anywhere near often... Good luck with the shop!
2013-02-11 11:37
2013-02-20 11:02
2013-02-21 14:30
2013-02-23 18:56
bet 90% of the user comments , didn't read .
2013-02-23 22:04
China confusionwow 
I am from 10%
2013-02-24 14:55
Good luck!
2013-02-24 02:28
go neo... we trust in you you asre not old very good very very good monster
2013-02-27 00:58
I really liked the CS:GO highlight section! Perfect editing for my taste.
2013-02-27 01:57
gl Filip ! ... and remember except business u have beat NiP)
2013-02-27 09:57
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