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Brief History of Movistar Riders
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Sweden Lagge15 
I have been postponing this long enough, but here it finally is. Sadly it comes out a week where Movistar Riders is out of top 30. This is actually a part of my part 9 of My Take on the HLTV Top 30 - weekly analysis/update - even though I have released part 10 Part 9 - hltv.org/forums/threads/2301997/part-9-m.. Part 10 - hltv.org/forums/threads/2306514/part-10-.. Movistar is a telecommunications brand in Spain and Latin America who in 2017 decided to get into esports, and specifically CSGO (they also got Overwatch and R6S teams). Their first roster was signed March 30th but released only 6 weeks later. On July 24th they signed the full KPI Gaming roster, which was the highest ranked Spanish roster at the time, which included some famous players - for those who follow Spanish CS. The roster was: ALEX MeisoN Dragunov Mopoz donQ For the ones who is interested: Mopoz have been a part of the roster ever since its inception. Due to only being able to perform on a local basis and never qualifying for international events, even though they sometimes were close some times, they changed coach a few times but nothing helped. ALEX left the squad in April 2018 and was replaced by the Portuguese rifler MUTiRiS who had been released by Team Kinguin just a month prior. Right after that roster change did they qualify for their first international LAN in Moche XL Esports 2018. Since it was the first LAN it was mainly just a play for experience, and they went out in last place together with Tempo Storm. The results didn’t change and the team got a quite sweet opportunity. Tempo Storm, who held two top Spanish players, had internal issues with their coach being kicked due to being connected to multiple VAC-banned accounts made the roster rumble. This happened more or less at the same time as the superstar brand name Mixwell’s trial with G2 ended. So over a day, being the best Iberian team just now included top Iberian players, which made them to become a reliable force in the continental qualifiers. The rest of the year was littered with first places in local events and online qualifiers and they built up the strat-book, map pool and experience in a sweet way going into 2019 with a great spirit within the roster. Which is quite understandable if you just compare ALEX, loWel, Mixwell and SOKER over Dragunov, MeisoN, MUTiRiS and donQ. So even though one of the inaugural players were in the roster, all five was added recently and they grew as a roster. Early 2019 they added bladE as a coach to go into ESEA MDL season 30, which was a great starting season since it was a training season and some of the best teams sat out. By moving up the echelons of CSGO from a local hero to a continental newbie left the results and placings quite bad in the opening events, but they gained more and more experience and slowly built a better team, without doing any roster changes. I think a lot of similar orgs - the new lower tier with strong economy - should learn from this story. In my eyes, this is the way to go when building a long term project. But they started to at least qualify for the bigger events and slowly learned how to play in those events, among coming 2nd in their first MDL season. But with the growing success more eyes were put on the team and bigger rosters started to pull on their members and loWel left for a trial in HellRaisers in March 2019 and DeathZz joined as a replacement less than a week later. With the quite big difference in both skill sets and skill ceiling regarding the two players, Movistar Riders had to do some updates to their strat book, role distribution, protocol and responsibilities. This turned out to be great for the roster. Their changes just made them more reliable. They still didn’t really qualify for the bigger events, but they went farther in the qualifiers than they had before and the results stabilized, against almost all opponents. In their first MDL season fully with this roster they still made playoffs (ForZe, HAVU, Virtus.Pro did not) with an impressive 13-4 result, better than Team Spirit, Vitality and GamerLegion (Ranked 21 right after the regular season) and continued to the playoffs, where they won first match against Chaos (mainly Japaleno today), then lost semifinals to Sprout after two close maps, to then lose the 3rd place decider against Team Spirit in one of the closest maps in MDL history (16-14, 13-16, 19-16 to Team Spirit). One impact round win more against Sprout and they would have qualified for the LAN final against Vitality, and a possibility to go to EPL s10, or one more impact round win more against Team Spirit would have given them a spot in the EPL s9 Relegations, which would have made it possible to get a spot in EPL s10. Just winning one of those games would also grant them a spot in the ESEA season 31 Global challenge where they’d meet ATK, Team Singularity and Furia, among others. That would have been a serious outing of the team and make it possible to get some serious prize earnings. Right after that their absolute star player, and AWPer, Mixwell was poached by the Cloud9 building a new NA team aspiring to be a top team. The replacement went to EasTor, who is a totally different style of AWPer, than Mixwell. But they adjusted as a team to put him into comfortable situations. But Mixwell was also the IGL (Can’t really find information to confirm or deny this info, but from memory, he was their IGL) and a vocal person in the server. This After that they continued their grind through qualifiers and came close to Games Clash Masters, where they lost to Sprout 2-1 again. Sprout went on to become 2nd in the event earning $20,000 against teams like BIG, Furia, Syman (who later qualified for the StarLadder Berlin Major). They continued the grind for a few months, without any changes in results or roster development at all. It looked like they had hit their skill ceiling. That was until mid of October last year, when they decided it is more important to get an established IGL rather than any Spanish player (Spanish scene was more or less Movistar Riders at this point), and they decided to bench SOKER for the Brazilian semi-legend Steel. At the same time they got an opportunity to bring back loWel, the only high-skilled available Spanish player, and benched DeathZz. This was mid MDL season and they had played 4 games and was at the standing 1-3 and on the bottom part of the standings. After the Roster changes they went 10-3 and ended up on a playoff spot, above Cr4zy (today’s c0ntact) but then somewhat dropped the ball against HAVU and Pro100, again in close games. At the same time they played the new event European Champions Cup filled with top 30 teams, and due to a weird format and teams dropping out, they managed to get a consolidation playoff spot, even though they were eliminated in the group. They also got eliminated in that playoff, but again due to weird format rules and teams dropping out they got another chance in the Final Stage playoffs where they beat Godsent and Ex-windigo to qualify for the LAN finals in Malta where they were put in a group against Furia, ENCE and TyLoo, and still managed to come 3rd place (by winning the opening BO1 against ENCE). This boosted them in the ranking to finally break into top 30, which made them higher seed than they used to be and that’s how they managed to get long enough in the European Minor qualifiers to get into the recently ended Road to Rio event, where they finally became a household name. Between the qualifier and Road to Rio they played their usual league MDL where they once again managed to get into playoffs, but this might have been due to all the weird stuff that happened during the spring with Flashpoint 1 and EPL changing and switching teams back and forth, which lead to BIG, Team Spirit and HAVU gaming drop out of the league. Once again in the playoffs they lost to Sprout, but this time not a close game, to get into lower bracket where they won against Pro100 and then lose a really close match to Nordavind. In the Road to Rio they came in being considered a punching bag in group B, but they ended up coming 6th place in the group with a 3-4 scoreline with wins over Mousesports, c0ntact and Godsent, as well as taking a map against FaZe, who only dropped 3 maps in 7 BO3’s. This made them get into the decider match for 11th place which they won and they now got 600 RMR points, same amount as AVANGAR (today’s Virtus.Pro) got for being runner-up in the Berlin Major. Since then though, they have dropped out completely and look even worse than they did during all the months they ground through the qualifiers, going out in last place in two HomeSweetHome cups, after stopping to play that weekly event, losing against AVEZ in a BO1 in round of 16 in Dreamhack Masters Spring Open Qualifier as well as missing the playoffs of Blast Rising due to H2H against Japaleno and FATE Esports. For the future I think we have seen the ceiling when this team may do their best (1th place in a huge European tournament) but not seen their bottom (dropping out last place in low tier weekly leagues). The mentality seems to be a continuous issue for the team, which Steel hinted at in an HLTV interview hltv.org/news/29525/steel-beating-mouses.. I believe the team, which have had the same core (well!) since the inception of the squad 2 years ago, and have had the same roster for almost one year. I would suggest finding a way to integrate EasTor into Steels playstyle, because he has dropped off the more Steel get the team to work his way. They also need someone to do the “unlikely” and I think you can find players like that in Spain, or they can go for the South American players.
2020-05-31 01:47
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China HLTVMASTR 
didn't read but bumping cause effort gl getting to hltv writer team
2020-05-31 01:57
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks for the bump
2020-05-31 02:05
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United Kingdom MikeLCHV 
Tldr plz Hope this helps
2020-05-31 02:03
I see you put effort into this but I definitely don't agree with that perspective. For the same reason writers are often declined even after submitting thousands of pages of work is because their work is lacking a comprehensive structure. The issue should never lie within the reader, but the individual attempting to convey their information. Whether they do it effectively or not is dependent on the writer, not the reader, and leads to their work being or not being desirable
2020-05-31 02:07
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Sweden Lagge15 
True. But the ones who do read my post say it is well made. But this post is far from my best work. I mainly just put it in a timeline view and paragraphed it semi-accordindingly to the time periods
2020-05-31 02:08
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Peru TheJuan 
Very nice
2020-05-31 02:04
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks bro. Don't think it's my best work, but it will do
2020-05-31 02:06
didn't read but bumping cause effort
2020-05-31 02:04
#9
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks bro
2020-05-31 02:06
"as well as taking a map against FaZe, who only dropped 3 maps in 7 BO3’s." You forgot to add "while playing at home and drinking coke without any pressure" xD gj for the article
2020-05-31 02:06
#12
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Sweden Lagge15 
Oh shit I shouldve tqken that tweet with it. It was coke zero and fanta right?
2020-05-31 02:09
sadly I don't know, but must have been good stuff :P
2020-05-31 02:21
#102
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Sweden Lagge15 
See #99
2020-05-31 22:16
It was drinking coke without any pressure The coke zero was because coldzero said it
2020-05-31 10:14
#51
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Sweden Lagge15 
I meant the Movistar Riders reply to Coldzera when each player posed with drinks
2020-05-31 11:38
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Portugal HOLF 
do you have the link for that, i never saw that xd
2020-05-31 14:44
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Sweden Lagge15 
Couldnt find it. Not sure what account it was that posted it.
2020-05-31 15:23
I think it was lowel or blade
2020-05-31 21:40
#99
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks, found it in lowels twitter twitter.com/lowelcs/status/1255442402468..
2020-05-31 21:44
#100
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Sweden Lagge15 
See #99
2020-05-31 21:44
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Kazakhstan r@W 
Idc about movistar but take a bump
2020-05-31 02:09
#14
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks for the bump. This will most likely be my last rea post on HLTV. The rest will just be my weekly take on top 30. Otherwise i will write stuff on a blog instead
2020-05-31 02:10
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Kazakhstan r@W 
You made some stuff on FaZe? And if Nemiga will ever get to top 30 i'd appreciate an analysis ))
2020-05-31 02:14
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Sweden Lagge15 
I have extensively written about their progression over the year in my weekly posts, but nothing exclisively on FaZe. I got a post in mind about the Bymas pick-up fornmy future blog Nemiga wpnt make it.
2020-05-31 02:16
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Kazakhstan r@W 
Nemiga are 32th rn, and are looking better than ever so don't be doubtful. I like that you put effort into your posts. And would like to see some stuff on Nemiga if they make it to top 30.
2020-05-31 02:21
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Sweden Lagge15 
12 points away so not impossible, but they dont really got a good enough team to be top 30 for long
2020-05-31 02:22
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Kazakhstan r@W 
Lollipop21k = AK god Speed4k = best awper cis (not biased) They'll carry don't worry
2020-05-31 02:24
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Sweden Lagge15 
Speed4k was benched in Hard Legion and replaced with an 18 year old trial player. Realy weird. Lollipop21k is clearly 10.5 times better than Stewie2k
2020-05-31 02:31
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Kazakhstan r@W 
Bot2k aint got nothing on Lollipop21. Even in his name and ingame he gets more kills
2020-05-31 02:36
#120
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Sweden Lagge15 
We'll see on Wednesday when Kingmezii top frags 😂
2020-06-01 10:50
#28
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Sweden Lagge15 
If they make top 30 i will maybe do it. Some top 30 teams haven't had their own posts, only Heretics and Movistar Riders
2020-05-31 02:32
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Kazakhstan r@W 
You on the phone? or just really drunk?))
2020-05-31 02:25
#32
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Sweden Lagge15 
I am in my bed on my phone and my phone have started to behabe weirdly when i write, recently
2020-05-31 02:32
#119
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Sweden Lagge15 
Fixed it now, my phone changed settings during an update. Fixed the settings so now it should be more coherent sentences from me
2020-06-01 10:49
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Canada ZHF 
Nice read man 👍
2020-05-31 02:11
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks
2020-05-31 02:12
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Spain Vorja83 
"brief" xd I read it anyway
2020-05-31 02:14
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Sweden Lagge15 
It is brief
2020-05-31 02:13
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Spain Vorja83 
btw mix wasn't really igl he was igl (except on train) for the first two months or so but then it was alex
2020-05-31 02:18
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Sweden Lagge15 
Ok, i thoight ao. Also thought maybe SPKER couldve been for a while.
2020-05-31 02:21
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Spain Vorja83 
I don't think so but im not sure
2020-05-31 02:22
#103
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Sweden Lagge15 
Seems like it mainly was Alex. I should have asked first and then written more about it since it is a big point in their development
2020-05-31 22:19
#121
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Spain Vorja83 
its okey bro, your analysis was awsome
2020-06-01 17:28
ok
2020-05-31 02:13
#104
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks for bump
2020-05-31 22:20
bump I hope you will find a good job as writter
2020-05-31 02:33
#61
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks. Not really my goal, but might apply to some jist for the exposure and extra income
2020-05-31 12:04
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Spain rawdr1guez 
Nice read!
2020-05-31 02:37
#62
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Sweden Lagge15 
Gracias
2020-05-31 12:04
#36
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Spain ZephyrBruh 
Great read, your skills are really improving as of late. Why dont you apply for an hltv writer role? Also, I think you missed 3 things, 3-4 place at copenhagen games 2018, dreamhack sevilla and the 2-0 vs fnatic
2020-05-31 08:05
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Sweden Lagge15 
You think? I disagree. I think this and NiP are worse than the heretics one. But i am more thorough with my stuff now, so that might be what you pick up on. How i forgot 2-0 Fnatic is weird, i wrote it in, then i rephrased the sentencr and somehow missed out on it. I didnt think about copenhagen games. I sqw it on liqupedia but didnt check it. But the won their group and lost to Sprout, so more or less the same as all other events. I had a mental black regarding Sevilla because i got quite mad because theh were aloowed to fail the EU qualifier and then play the Iberian qualifier.
2020-05-31 08:31
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Spain ZephyrBruh 
regardless, great read in general, and hltv does need good writers
2020-05-31 08:56
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks. I thought they woulf be a funnier team to write about. But quite imptessive to just grind with more or less the same lineup for 2 years
2020-05-31 09:49
#52
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Spain ZephyrBruh 
True, when you aren't franchised/don't have exposure the grind is real
2020-05-31 11:40
#55
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Sweden Lagge15 
Yeah But it is rare to see people stick as well as they have, even when thry got monetary backup as they do
2020-05-31 11:46
actually pog i give you masters degree in mens) activities, you're now set for life, and will be hired anywhere you desire dont have much to say on movistar riders though, so just take this as a bump
2020-05-31 08:59
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks mens. When did you change flag?
2020-05-31 09:48
Nice reading, keep it up the good work, Do you have any article on Team Spirit?
2020-05-31 09:32
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Sweden Lagge15 
Nsh, but i talk quite a lot about them in my weekly posts. Really nice project going on for them
2020-05-31 09:47
Nice post! Gz
2020-05-31 09:58
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks
2020-05-31 11:36
nice
2020-05-31 10:05
#49
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks
2020-05-31 11:36
#47
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Nice post! Mixwell only was IGL first month, then it was ALEX all time since steel joined
2020-05-31 11:00
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thqnks. It was mentioned in an earlier comment as well. He was signed as captain for longer though
2020-05-31 11:37
Nice read, man! You are definitely a gem of this site :D
2020-05-31 11:43
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks bro
2020-05-31 11:47
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Nice read, more of this in the future please!
2020-05-31 11:55
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks.it is most likely the ladt piecr like this i write in the forums. Just gonna keep the weekly top 30 thing and then focu pn a blog instead.
2020-05-31 11:56
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Portugal he1zen 
You actually know the whole story of Movistar but you failed in some points. 1. You compare ALEX, lowel, Mixwell, Soker to Mutiris (literally dispising mut) which as good as most of that 4 spanish guys. 2. You said that dominate iberic scene in terms of leagues which is not true, they lost ESL Masters and struggled most of times to beat Giants (as I mention in point 3.) 3. You don't mention Blast Madrid Play-in against Giants (big loss from Movistar, clear favorites at that time) 4. They failed once again the Blast Showdown qualifier (RTP Arena Cup) last weekend by losing again against sAw (ex-Giants) where they were major favorites and where steel made some interviews literally saying he didnt knew the teams who he was playing and that S2V was the toughest team to beat until the end of the tournament, they end up losing against sAw (second best iberic team since almost the start of movistar team but who steel didnt know him aparently) 3-0 in the final. I just wanted to mention this because I believe you were not mentioning key failures that contributed to some teams changes in the past. Even though all of this I think Movistar are the most stable team in iberic scene and still the strongest, but sAw as they are showing lately, may have a word to say
2020-05-31 13:02
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Portugal he1zen 
When I mention ".. Struggle most of times against Giants" I meant since the foundation of the whole portuguese roster in middle of 2018.
2020-05-31 13:18
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Sweden Lagge15 
1) i didnt mean Mutiris is worse than Soker and alex i mean thst the overall of the team got better by adding loWel and Mixwell. 2) yeah, i could have added the aspect of the portuguese scene that was in a similar stage to the spanish scene, but with Fox b3ing their head figure. 3 & 4) I had to ignore certain tournaments to keep it as brief as i could, but youre right that those two events are pivotal to talk about. As far as I can see, the changes havent really come as the back of failures but more of opportunities or unfortunate events (Cloud9 pick up Mixwell for instance) I think Portugal are evolving into a decent scene, but they still do some minor shuffles between the teams. When they find a fit, they should stick with it and grind. I am sad Giants and Offset didn't stick together during the full 2019.
2020-05-31 13:32
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Portugal he1zen 
I think spanish scene is more evolved (fully paid teams, a lot of sponsors) but it has lack of talents. In opposite portugal have more talents but less money and pro teams. Only Offset, sAw and Giants are fully professional rn. In Spain almost every team is pro and that balances both scenes which is good. The iberic scene has been growing slowly with the full integration of both scenes with LVP and ESL accepting Portuguese teams. This thread actually remind me to do something similar with giants since the portuguese "superteam" signed.
2020-05-31 14:11
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Sweden Lagge15 
I think Portugal got more IGLs (thanks to Fox) and Spain got more riflers (due to bigger population) If they could integrate you might see 2-3 iberian teams. Just imagine what Ergasst could do with a rea IGL
2020-05-31 15:24
"I think Portugal are evolving into a decent scene, but they still do some minor shuffles between the teams." I think sAw are our best shot at a t3 team rn. Giants are more of a team of developing talents in my eyes, fox can't commit to the game like he wants to due to being a single parent. However he still is one of the most skilled and experienced players in Iberia and can guide these young talents that play with him. sAw are a team of old folks that are meeting some success lately, mostly due to a change of commitment and methodology in their practices. I really hope sAw keep rising through the ranks and that this leads to more support onto the scene and hopefully some players/teams get inspired by them.
2020-05-31 15:04
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Sweden Lagge15 
Didnt know that, thanks. I know some international teams are pulling in fox
2020-05-31 15:25
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Portugal he1zen 
sAw it's a pretty interesting story, I see you are a person interested in pretty every team csgo related which is good so I will resume you the sAw story. sAw core (mut, rmn, arki) wanted to kick fox and Cunha (when they were in Giants) as fox couldn't give it the time they wanted to give to the game. Giants refused to kick fox and kicked the core instead and tried to build a team around fox with renatohax, bloodz and nopej from exploit being added together with Cunha (fox considered for a while to accept a Nordavind contract but as he had already guaranted to stay in Giants to the boss Jose, he refused the contract from the nordics). In the beginning of 2020, sAw was announced initially as a tag and they were looking for an org to work with, they received some proposals but nothing special so they decided to create an org called sAw as its state right now trying to also find sponsors and get the project sustainable (they main goal is to find portuguese sponsors and they don't want to have that pressure from the orgs to achieve certain goals, they want to have time to work in the project which they really believe can be succeded). sAw was announced with two new players stadodo and just, the star players from OFFSET (the second best portuguese team that won almost everything in Portugal in 2019). Stadodo was the IGL and rifler/second awper from OFFSET and Just was always a star player every since Alientech times with Zelin. With this being said sAw is now, by far, the best portuguese lineup (even without fox) playing a pretty good CS and synergy. On the other hand Giants is progressing well with a more of freestyle/trade approach to the game but still taking some unnecessary risks that cost them some wins as in Blast rising.
2020-05-31 18:22
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Sweden Lagge15 
So in other words: sAw is a mixture of the two teams i wanted to see grind together. Great story. Wouldnt say Just was a star player in the end thpugh, but over long term, sure i can see that.
2020-05-31 20:15
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mirzach0W 
Small scenes like Iberia or Balkan should do international mixes, you may know for the team called Nexus. It's romanian team that succeded in beating some of the larger names on open quals but they have no org to support them. If players from that team unite with someone from central EU and make a good team with a good org to support them, you will grow up a decent scene. But if you countinue playing inbetween 2-3 countries who speak the same langauge, you won't get so far. This is just my vision you can say if you don't agree.
2020-06-05 16:49
I don't think it's a bad idea. Portugal and Spain have been recycling the same players for years. Not all countries have strong enough scenes to produce t1-t2 teams, like france, sweden and denmark. These smaller scenes could see some success if they joined some of their best players. International teams have been on the rise in the last years and I think more scenes could try it. I don't think Portugal is in the mix for teams like this tho. Besides fox and mutiris (for a short period), no Portuguese player as ventured onto international teams (not counting killdream) so there's not a trend for it to happen. A team from a smaller scene like sAw is fighting against all odds, it's a ridiculous hard task to make it onto the big stage. My prediction is that if things go well for this team, we might see offers coming in from bigger orgs (trying to recrute certain players) and the team can be torn apart.
2020-06-05 17:02
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Sweden Lagge15 
you could also add the SA with the Iberian teams as long as you can afford to help them with an appartment and all that comes with a move. Like x6tence did with their former Argentinian roster.
2020-06-05 17:06
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mirzach0W 
yeah, Balkan players are very skilled, nexa and hunter started playing in similiar teams like dEE and DiMKE (2 good serbian players) and now they are in g2 after lot of grinding, playing for many teams and rebrands. their pop off was berlin major, hopefuly teams like sAw and teams from other unusual regions (like juggernauts from serbia, nexus from romania, attax and ad hoc from germany) get their chance on better tournaments.
2020-06-05 17:48
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Sweden Lagge15 
isn't Nexus an org? I thought they were
2020-06-05 17:03
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mirzach0W 
it is, but it's bad org wiith no sponsors.
2020-06-05 17:45
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Sweden Lagge15 
oh ok.
2020-06-05 17:47
yo, pretty impressive thread, flags checks out hahah)))) btw the IGL was always ALEX, until Steelega came
2020-05-31 13:39
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks. Others pointed it out. Mixwell wss igl for a short whilr and was captain even though ALEX was IGL
2020-05-31 14:24
yeah, alex suffered a bit during bad times cause he isnt a pure IGL, now he is without that pressure, and well... into the top 10 players in last RtR
2020-05-31 14:26
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Sweden Lagge15 
Yeah he was a beast. But i dont know what happened to EasTor after thry started playing under Steel
2020-05-31 15:21
Eastor has become father for the second time just days ago, and it might influence a bit in his playstile, tho he is the best spanish awper right now, F for mixwell xd
2020-05-31 15:43
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Sweden Lagge15 
Sure but he has been like this almost all season
2020-05-31 15:49
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Sweden Lagge15 
Gonna ask, how does my flag check out?
2020-05-31 21:39
it was a joke, u really spaniard? just the typical joke here in hltv that flag checks out, or fakeflagger checks out xdddd
2020-05-31 21:40
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Sweden Lagge15 
Yeah i know the joke/meme, but didnt get the connection now. But i am Swedish for real
2020-05-31 21:46
its fine bro, no problem haha. GL with GL :D
2020-05-31 22:21
#106
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Sweden Lagge15 
New player announced in 2 days, I a hyped
2020-05-31 22:22
from swedish scene or unknown?
2020-05-31 22:25
#108
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Sweden Lagge15 
Not sure, been quiet from them when I talked to them. But I guess international due to Kingmezii being their new star player and he doesn't speak Swedish. All I know is that it isn't Lekr0
2020-05-31 22:26
yeah, from the game that i saw against MRS is flying. im thinking in something like rallen maybe? we´ll see. Good luck bror
2020-05-31 22:30
#114
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Sweden Lagge15 
I hope it is but I don't think so. Most important is IGL but there aren't many out there right now. I suggested Snappi and Torben to them before Snappi signed with Tiger. Could be Snappi joining after his month in Astralis, but not sure.
2020-05-31 22:33
thought grux was kinda IGL in the past, i supposed that as he doesnt always performed well. i know hampus was the IGL in GL, but in Ancient?
2020-05-31 22:35
#116
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Sweden Lagge15 
Gux is the coach and more or less just a standin to keep the spot for next season. He was IGL back in 1.6 He did not play in ancient, that is Grux, who now play in SMASH
2020-05-31 23:13
what a mistake lol, i was close tho :D maybe gux would be better coaching and sign two FAs?
2020-05-31 23:20
#118
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Sweden Lagge15 
Yeah, I guess lots of people made that mistake. But don't think Grux ever ebeen IGL.
2020-05-31 23:20
You should make a thread about how great was VP or why Heretics will be next top1 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
2020-05-31 14:31
#79
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Sweden Lagge15 
I have done two pieces of Heretics already. One about their history and one about why they got a bright future Old VP is too old and there are already too much about them from more competent people than I. I will stop writing these sprt of articles on HLTV
2020-05-31 15:22
#75
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Bulgaria gosholin 
Cool, I liked it!
2020-05-31 14:34
#80
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Sweden Lagge15 
Great, thanks
2020-05-31 15:22
#86
steel | 
Serbia bakedcs 
Hire this man
2020-05-31 15:50
#87
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Sweden Lagge15 
Who?
2020-05-31 15:52
#88
steel | 
Serbia bakedcs 
You, stupid
2020-05-31 15:56
#89
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Sweden Lagge15 
Who should hire me? I should hire stupid? I should hire me because i am stupid?
2020-05-31 16:00
#90
steel | 
Serbia bakedcs 
Nvm i take that back lmao
2020-05-31 16:02
#91
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Sweden Lagge15 
Nooo, gief jawb
2020-05-31 16:03
#92
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Europe NTd0G 
ty for thread :)))))
2020-05-31 16:47
#93
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Sweden Lagge15 
Ty
2020-05-31 17:15
#109
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Russia BoumerRU 
thank you for making this, I like your style
2020-05-31 22:27
#111
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Sweden Lagge15 
Thanks. Gonna create a blog to explore this some more. So only my weekly top 30 stories from now on
2020-05-31 22:29
source: trust me bro
2020-05-31 22:29
#112
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Sweden Lagge15 
Pretty much But if you got contradicting sources, please enlighten me.
2020-05-31 22:30
#122
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mirzach0W 
steel is the best thing that happened to movistar. it's the perfect change for them as they got an expirienced player who can frag and by the everything, he is the IGL that can counterstrat bigger names on the scene. Even trough I think their run at rtr was a bit lucky, they have won against mouz playing like shit, they smurfed fnatic but there was no strategical depth into their gameplay, it's just puggy, everyone is fragging like Gods, it was impossible to beat them when ALEX, mopoz and Eastor would team ace every site rush or attack. But thing with steel, he was always under the radar of bigger teams, yes he played for liquid and immortals but after that, he was unrecognizable on the scene. Luminosity's struggle to advance to the major was a huge factor. He had alot of familiar and good names on that team (Felps, nek1z, boltz, HEN1) but they remain silent on the minors, losing to INTZ and similiar teams. After that, he wanted to prove himself again and he joined roster of Movistar. I feel like that's the best thing ever to happen to the movistar riders. As I said already, good, expirienced and fragging IGL is in the team. His ability to clutch is hugely underrated as he has the best clutch ration on the team and also he is the one player to win you important rounds with important frags. Problem with movistar right now is their unconsistency, they've beaten mouz, fnatic, c0ntact, everyone they could at RtR and then they fell short against sAw? Individuals just not showing up and as I mentioned, their playstyle is a bit puggy, so when they got in the match with higher-skilled aimers, they will lose. Improving the playbook with more strategical way to approach the game would be a huge upgrade and if they dedicate to this, like karrigan dedicated to create a good team out of mouz, movistar could be a top 10 team, I'm 100% sure.
2020-06-05 16:45
#126
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Sweden Lagge15 
Good input I love steel, but I feel EasTor is forgotten or the wrong player for the strats.
2020-06-05 17:03
#134
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mirzach0W 
eastor is wildcard. like jw or woxic. if he is playing bad team can still win but if he's in form they are unstoppable. obviously getting more consistent player wouldn't be a bad thing but it's fine as it is.
2020-06-05 17:51
#135
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Sweden Lagge15 
I disagree I see him more as a stationary player, but that the rest of the team has becomming more aggressive under steel, and more mobile, which means he doesn't have the same impact now because he isn't the initial hit anymore
2020-06-05 17:58
#136
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mirzach0W 
I dont know which way you see it but I always liked the way Eastor awps, he is playing behind his teammates as some kind of support, he is able to trade and he is good for multikills (not all the time but mostly yes). He is not dropping man advantages with agressive pushes which do not result in anything good.
2020-06-05 18:03
#124
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Sweden frozze90 
who?
2020-06-05 16:54
bump
2020-06-05 17:05
#130
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Sweden Lagge15 
thanks bro Btw: part 11 is out hltv.org/forums/threads/2313246/part-11-..
2020-06-05 17:24
Nexus
2.70
LDLC
1.44
Lucid Dream
1.17
Mazaalai
4.14
Divine Vendetta
1.26
Bren
3.70
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Amount of money to be placed
Winning
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