kuben says goodbye

We sat down with former ESC Gaming Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski to find out more about what happened in the Polish team these last few months.

Gurczynski was cut from the team last month, together with Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski, bringing an end to the so-called 'Golden Five', one of the most successful lineups in the history of Counter-Strike.

It was a sudden decision and a shock to the fans, who remained loyal to the team even during all the hardships - and they were quite a few.

In this interview, Gurczynski confirms that he is indeed retiring from gaming but expressed his desire to remain involved in eSports in some way. He also shed some light into the problems that the team faced and lamented that the players are still owed more than $50,000 in tournament winnings.

There was not really any announcement about your exit from ESC Gaming, just a “thank you” note from TaZ. Would you have liked to have a proper goodbye? One final tournament?

I didn’t want to write about retirement that fast, hoping that the things would change after this tough decision from Neo and TaZ. Then a small scandal was created because the truth had never been told.

A proper goodbye for me would be a movie where we can watch all of our victories, the kind of things I want to remember in the future. For some of us, gamers, viewers, tournament owners, we were an example of how a team should look like, and I think we deserve some material that shows that. If there is someone out there who would like to do this, I would really appreciate it

Neo wrote that the team decided to remove you and Loord. Before this, had you already been thinking about retiring? Why didn’t you join another team?

I had never thought about retiring. Being a professional gamer was my life for about seven years. I started playing with these guys when I was 18, and all my adult life was spent doing this.  After all these years I will not play anymore. For me, it was playing with them or not playing at all.

I would like to stay involved in eSports, but I have no idea how that could happen. I am sure I have a decent knowledge about some things, and maybe someone would like to use my expertise.

What was your reaction when you knew that you were being cut? Did you expect it?

When we sat down after StarSeries, I still believed we would just pick another fifth player (since pasha was going to become inactive because of his wedding) and we continued playing, but then I heard that Neo and TaZ wanted to either move to LoL or play CS:GO but with someone else. I felt terrible. I had never thought that we could split up. I mean, I can understand changing one player, I had been replaced in the past, but I would rather quit CS:GO as a team than split up the legendary Golden Five.

ESC kuben

kuben always in a good mood

In an interview with SK Gaming, you said that, when you were kicked from the team in late 2008, you knew they had made a mistake. Do you feel the same way now?

Back then the problems were not as deep as they were this time. I know I still had the potential to play, I still had the motivation and I believed we were on the right track to become a top team again, but suddenly everything fell apart.

Can you walk us through these last months in the team? How were the relations between the players?

I do not want to reveal all the problems we had, because what happens inside the team stays inside the team. If I had to choos one problem, it would be the money,

There were some serious money issues in the team going all the way back to January. Were they ever solved? Did it play a role in the team’s results?

Of course it had an adverse effect on our performances back then. It was a job for us, we are not that young and most of us are no longer living with our parents. We reached a pretty good level at the end of 2012 and we could not gain a lot of money back then. Going to the tournament with the mindset of "either we win or we will not have any money to live" was not something we liked.

Besides, we never got paid for CPL Dallas (about $13,000), KODE5 Finals in Russia 2009 (about $5,000) and ESWC Finals in San Jose 2008 ($40,000), but from what I read on Twitter and from what I was told the ESWC will pay all prizes before this season starts.

In his statement, Loord criticized the way the team treated him during these last few years. What do you feel about this?

The truth always lies somewhere in the middle.

Many thought that after so many years together, you guys had become very good friends, but Loord’s comments raised some questions about that. Were you friends at all?

I was never a guy who cared about it ingame. We were friends for a specific reason, for sure, but spending time together five days a week on Teamspeak and going together to tournaments for seven years is tiring, believe me. We also spent a lot of time together outside the game, which was also nice, and we had so much fun together. In the future I will remember it in a good way.

kuben lifts the IEM6 World Championship trophy

Looking back, is there something you regret?

Yes, I regret joining MYM instead of staying in PGS and creating our own trademark. We talked to our former managers about it and they lamented it too, but we were too young and stupid back then.

From all the tournaments you won, is there one that is the most special to you? If so, why?

Every event was special, every event was a new challenge for me, even if I got used to it. The one I remember the most is for sure WCG 2006. It was our first World Championship.

Thank you for your time. Is there something you would like to add?

Since I will not play anymore and this is definitely the end of my gaming career, I would like to thank all my team-mates from my previous teams. I will always admire TaZ and Neo for being at the top for about 12 years. I had always wanted to play with them since I started playing in an Internet Cafe, and thanks to my hard work it happened. I would like to thank pasha for those three-and-a-half years and I will especially miss Loord. We have been biggest friends and then enemies for several times, but we played together competitively since 2003.

I would also like to thank our fans for cheering for us during our good times, but also during our many bad times, and the players from other teams for the competition and the fun after the tournaments.

Special thanks goes to QPAD for holding us in the scene for more than three years. Without you, we could have split up even earlier!

Thank you everyone,

kuben, B!

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2013-09-03 14:40
Czech Republic zonig 
sad, gl
2013-09-03 14:40
bb "legend"
2013-09-03 14:40
Georgia otoghost 
+1 good buy legend
2013-09-03 16:02
2013-09-03 14:40
2013-09-03 14:41
good bye, we will miss you
2013-09-03 14:42
k0nfig | 
Hungary kruam 
gooood bye...gj
2013-09-03 14:42
World breezy0 
2013-09-03 14:42
Germany Kami19o4 
Nice Nick.
2013-09-03 21:37
Brazil th3W 
youtube.com/watch?v=unRldLdllZ8 the only thing that im feeling now
2013-09-03 14:42
2013-09-03 14:51
2013-09-03 15:02
da fak :D
2013-09-03 15:19
fox | 
Portugal naskal 
2013-09-03 15:21
hahahaha, yea my trough was same :D danny-goodbye haha :D but yea, kuben ty for everything u are legend! gl in future
2013-09-04 02:23
2013-09-03 15:38
y u no huehue?
2013-09-03 15:40
It's always good to have some variety :)
2013-09-03 15:47
2013-09-03 17:05
2013-09-03 17:56
2013-09-03 21:40
that guy sings really well .. deserve a potato
2013-09-04 06:36
hush hush you just made my day
2013-09-05 05:03
2013-09-06 20:41
Morocco RaZorrrrrrr 
best part 0:52 hahahahahahhhahaahaahha
2013-09-08 07:48
he will be missed! godluck in real life
2013-09-03 14:42
Slovakia crushyou 
2013-09-03 14:42
and only 1.6 highlights, funny :)
2013-09-03 14:43
2013-09-03 15:29
Yeah, thanks
2013-09-03 15:45
is that sauce or go?
2013-09-29 20:45
Denmark vexity 
Why is it funny? He played Way over 90% of hos career in 1.6 and last part in csgo, and then he retires. It is obvious that if you wanna find the best highlights of his cs time that the chance that they are 1.6 plays is way bigger than the chance of csgo plays. And it is the same no matter what player.
2013-09-03 16:10
bb LEGEND, bb g5
2013-09-03 14:43
2013-09-03 14:43
byebye kuben :(
2013-09-03 14:43
Part of my memories growing up with E-sports. Best of luck in the future Kuben.
2013-09-03 14:43
Err, correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't it right that you didn't follow CS (1.6 or source) at all until recently?
2013-09-03 16:49
Oh I skipped the CSS scene entirely, sadly. But 1.6 I played since somewhere in beta 3.1 (Or there about) and kept a fair eye on the competitive scene throughout =)
2013-09-03 16:51
sad :'( gl in future kuben
2013-09-03 14:45
gl irl
2013-09-03 14:45
Europe _jUNGLE 
gg bb! GL IRL kuba! ~:)
2013-09-03 14:45
2013-09-03 14:45
Bye :(
2013-09-03 14:46
good luck in the future mate
2013-09-03 14:47
legend <3
2013-09-03 14:48
<3 kuben
2013-09-03 14:48
GG <3
2013-09-03 14:49
This story breaks My heart
2013-09-03 14:50
2013-09-03 14:50
legendary kuben, good luck
2013-09-03 14:50
really so sad, maybe im old but i can't understand how possible teams like NaVi and ESC are split up, many words to say.... btw good luck kuben
2013-09-03 14:51
The brain of Counter Strike One Point Six
2013-09-03 14:52
Kuben gl in the future!
2013-09-03 14:52
Amazing guy and ofc player, good luck in future...
2013-09-03 14:52
Gl in the future bro!
2013-09-03 14:52
gj Kuben. Oby w &#380;yciu wysz&#322;o Ci tak jak na arenie cs-a. Powodzeia
2013-09-03 14:52
Kuben ;( <3
2013-09-03 14:52
Poland sajade 
bye :< and gl in ur future
2013-09-03 14:52
Legends never die!
2013-09-03 14:53
how he can die?
2013-09-03 15:58
2013-09-03 16:28
2013-09-04 05:02
so cyx is alive?
2013-09-04 14:57
United Kingdom swtk 
one of the coolest cs players, i'll miss you :(
2013-09-03 14:53
2013-09-03 14:53
youtube.com/watch?v=oZUh_hddRJI It was expected after they broke up :( GL in life kuben. Thanks for everything. We'll miss you :')
2013-09-03 14:53
lest we forget
2013-09-03 14:54
"A proper goodbye for me would be a movie where we can watch all of our victories, the kind of things I want to remember in the future." I would like to watch! GL kuben.
2013-09-03 14:55
2013-09-03 15:16
He's the man
2013-09-03 16:35
2013-09-03 16:54
thank you kuben! good luck
2013-09-03 14:55
good bye :) GG
2013-09-03 14:55
good bye Tuscan's door blocker
2013-09-03 14:57
2013-09-03 15:57
2013-09-03 16:31
:D for the guys who dont understand: youtube.com/watch?v=-yDtIVVmyn0
2013-09-03 17:15
Chile Cristoff 
:O that was amazing round !
2013-09-03 17:39
Argentina atriX^ 
2013-09-03 19:44
You will be missed legend
2013-09-03 14:57
GG love <3 kubennnn!!! thts hurtss! GL for ur lyf!!
2013-09-03 14:57
GG Kuben
2013-09-03 14:58
2013-09-03 14:58
Portugal fbguau 
sad :( , gl you're a legend !
2013-09-03 14:59
BB my dear:/ I always had smile on my face when u react on some frags or u did interviews:) One of the best player and most friendly and smiling player. I will miss u Kuba:/
2013-09-03 15:00
I agree with you in 100%
2013-09-03 15:10
2013-09-04 02:24
gl my friend !
2013-09-03 15:00
R.I.P Poland CS..gl
2013-09-03 15:01
2013-09-03 15:02
Thanks and gl in the future, kuben!
2013-09-03 15:02
Good luck in the future
2013-09-03 15:02
Good luck in ur real life Kuben!
2013-09-03 15:03
The best igl ever! Love you Kuben. Good luck!
2013-09-03 15:03
Great player, I hope you will be some kind of manager or coach for some team if you still want to be involved in e-sports. :) HF!
2013-09-03 15:03
GL in future!
2013-09-03 15:04
gl 4 the future. not only great player but seems like a rlly nice person.
2013-09-03 15:04
We will miss you kuben. Good Luck!
2013-09-03 15:05
Goodbye and good luck in Real life.
2013-09-03 15:05
United Kingdom smoggy:. 
Congratz on the past and GL in the future!
2013-09-03 15:05
loord kuben peet minise bialy>esc
2013-09-03 15:05
gl in future
2013-09-03 15:06
good luck kuben <3 :) you won't be forgotten!
2013-09-03 15:06
Stupid CS:GO
2013-09-03 15:07
Let's be real here... how much longer did you see the golden five playing together? Taz, loord, kuben and neo played with each other for 10+ years... they're not getting any younger, it was only a matter of time before motivation and real life kicked in. CSGO is just the scapegoat.
2013-09-03 16:10
2013-09-03 16:34
I know, I know bro...But alot of players are quitting just cause of CS:GO I guess
2013-09-04 19:43
2013-09-05 13:06
reatz | 
Poland Keruzz 
Thanks for all years! Good luck in real life, we will miss you!
2013-09-03 15:07
inb4 ty cs go
2013-09-03 15:08
K U B E N U B E N Adeus man, you were a boss never forget that
2013-09-03 15:08
TO hell with neo and TAZ- goodluck
2013-09-03 15:08
Greece her-1g 
so either DchozN or another highskilled moviemaker (like zmx, kab etc) should do a movie about the golden5 from their outbreak in 2006 until their csgo carrier the past year including real life events, interviews, frag clips, winning moments, luq's departure and stuff like that!
2013-09-03 15:09
good bye kub !!!!! you are legend for me !!! your golden five was my fav team all theese time)
2013-09-03 15:10
It's not "SO-CALLED" Golden Five. It's THE Golden Five. Would you stop writing this, so-called MIRAA?
2013-09-03 15:11
to me the Golden Five is PGS... -pasha +LUq
2013-09-03 16:11
Same here
2013-09-03 16:55
Poland legend <3 golden five
2013-09-03 15:11
Poland kajlen 
sad, great player and brain, gl [*]
2013-09-03 15:12
I do not want to reveal all the problems we had, because what happens inside the team stays inside the team. Now that's fucking mature. Loord should be ashamed of all the drama he caused
2013-09-03 15:12
even if Taz lied in PodCast?
2013-09-03 15:15
He is actually right. I should wait for emotions to cool down and then make a statement. But I was always a person who was very emotional and never care about what will happen after. I should just wait and let KARMA do the rest. If I offended any of you guys then sorry for that.
2013-09-03 15:20
sometimes its just have happend, thanks you too for all emotions and close rounds. fan since the beginning
2013-09-03 15:32
2013-09-16 14:08
u were angry everyone would be in that situation:/ And maybe its good that some problems was shown in public. Thank to You and Kubie for everything u were great, I will miss you u were part of my childhood:/
2013-09-03 15:40
thank you for all the good times, loord, u are a legend :)
2013-09-04 05:14
I will miss you KubenB :X
2013-09-03 15:12
Sweden carn 
Best of luck to you Jakub and thanks for all the epic clashes our respective teams had over the years.
2013-09-03 15:13
<3 kuben - gl what ever, you are going to do!
2013-09-03 15:13
Much more classy than Loord was. I guess it's better to wait for the emotions to cool off before making a statement publicly. Congratz with such an accomplished career and good luck finding a new path.
2013-09-03 15:13
big +1
2013-09-03 21:03
lamp | 
Russia lamp` 
gl! <3
2013-09-03 15:14
Thanks Kuben...Have a good life ahead :]
2013-09-03 15:17
Poland MaYy 
Part of cs history. I'll miss your nickname in the best polish team. hltv.org more highlights of his actions - he deserved
2013-09-03 15:18
Goodbye bro =)! gl
2013-09-03 15:18
Thanks Kuben. For all what you do. I never forget watching ESWC 2007. Then WCG 2009 on HSTV in tragic hours like 4:00 am start :D Always fan of you. G5 thanks.
2013-09-03 15:20
2013-09-03 15:20
2013-09-03 15:21
Thank you for all the entertainment and good luck in finding a nice job. You have the heart in the right place ! You will be missed alot :-(
2013-09-03 15:21
NEO | 
Russia melelele 
goodbye Jakub
2013-09-03 15:23
bye bye legend :/
2013-09-03 15:23
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
2013-09-03 15:23
Best of luck
2013-09-03 15:24
Sad to see such a legend retire, I wish you the best of luck in what RL has to offer you.
2013-09-03 15:25
csgo made great re-shuffle that ruined most of good teams, goodbye kuben, i'll miss you :(
2013-09-03 15:26
2013-09-03 15:27
gl irl!
2013-09-03 15:28
One of the greatest cs 1.6 minds. Always amazed mie with finding new scans, new pop-flashes and this kid of shit. Bye kuben, well played!
2013-09-03 15:29
youtube.com/watch?v=unRldLdllZ8 play this and go read this topic. Sad kubus puchatek
2013-09-03 15:32
lol that is you
2013-09-03 15:48
yes m8
2013-09-03 15:59
Is that ScreaM?
2013-09-05 06:01
yes , he says good bye for family , friends . And start playing CS:S 24/7
2013-09-05 08:27
Macedonia pzycloN3 
GG G5 <3
2013-09-03 15:32
Good bye dear kuben!
2013-09-03 15:33
its rly. sad to hear that your leaving is just coz of TaZ and Neo decision:/ Big - to them :/
2013-09-03 15:43
bb :(
2013-09-03 15:35
smartest player in the world :) he knew 1.6 like no other! gl in the real life
2013-09-03 15:36
2013-09-03 15:54
always smiling, you will be missed, ggwp
2013-09-03 15:38
Now that's a gentleman!GL mate,thanks for all!Hope you will use your CS knowledge in the future like lurppis or carn for example.You left your mark on CS history!Should have been a showmatch(or tournament) between G5 and old fnatic(and/or SK,mtw,mouz,na'vi,etc) in 1.6 for goodbye!
2013-09-03 15:40
reatz | 
Poland Keruzz 
+1 that would be awesome :D
2013-09-03 15:55
2013-09-03 15:43
2013-09-03 15:43
Mr. Tweeday if u are reading this : Please make movie about most legendary team in CS 1.6. You are my favorite movie maker. Take it under cosinderation,please :) Community needs that ! It`s always sad to hear bad news. GL Kuben, brain of CS 1.6!
2013-09-03 15:44
tweegay dont give a fuck about cs 1.6 , he sourcer
2013-09-03 16:00
2013-09-04 00:28
since athID isnt doing much these days, would love to see him doing it
2013-09-03 16:21
He did source movies in the past, but I'm sure he can do a amazing job in 1.6 editing aswell :)
2013-09-03 16:57
A legend retired, good luck in real life now kuben :D
2013-09-03 15:45
thanks 4 all kuben, legendary players, the legends not die good luck in your life from Argentina :)
2013-09-03 15:47
well I think tweeday needs to get his hands dirty and make a good g5 movie...what you say Kevin?
2013-09-03 15:47
what about 1.6? tweeday doesn't make 1.6 clips
2013-09-03 15:53
I was talking about 1.6...I hope he can make an exception
2013-09-03 17:12
Thank you Kuba for all these fantastic years! We'll miss you for sure! GL in real life :)
2013-09-03 15:48
2013-09-03 15:50
2013-09-03 15:51
I think this interview shows just how mature kuben is. I really liked reading it, and it's a shame he's quitting. As a 10 yr CS gamer I've always known the golden 5 and looking at how easy people change teams always made me look at them as role models in eSports. If I knew how to make movies I'd be honored to answer his request. As a side note, these are the things that make me buy QPAD products. More than hype, QPAD always stuck by them. Respect.
2013-09-03 15:51
Serbia AXACHA 
bb legend..
2013-09-03 15:52
gl in rl
2013-09-03 15:53
GL ;)
2013-09-03 15:55
time is came
2013-09-03 15:55
*has come ;d
2013-09-03 16:05
very sad, but this is life.. ggbb kuba!
2013-09-03 15:56
2013-09-03 15:58
the funniest moment in history of cs
2013-09-03 16:11
+1 gl kuben :(
2013-09-03 16:44
KUBEN is a legend !!!
2013-09-03 15:59
"but I would rather quit CS:GO as a team than split up the legendary Golden Five." These words!
2013-09-03 16:00
"A proper goodbye for me would be a movie where we can watch all of our victories" Get working tweeday!
2013-09-03 16:01
2013-09-03 16:13
2013-09-03 18:35
The child inside me still hopes that the five of them can put aside everything that happened and reform the team. Either way, thanks for all the memories Kuben. What a legend you are.
2013-09-03 16:01
2013-09-03 16:03
Thank you kuben ~ so sad to heard about it
2013-09-03 16:03
Bye legend.Repect.
2013-09-03 16:05
2013-09-03 16:05
GG =( Wish you will find your place in this life besides the game =)
2013-09-03 16:06
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
Bye Kuben, thanks for the action.
2013-09-03 16:07
2013-09-03 16:07
the best wallbanger and brain of g5. goodbye my master ;)
2013-09-03 16:07
sad :(
2013-09-03 16:08
great player, great person
2013-09-03 16:08
Bye legend. Will miss your smile, while owning swedes or danes.
2013-09-03 16:10
Thanks kuben, much respect for you! All the best in the future!
2013-09-03 16:12
good bye
2013-09-03 16:13
Cya kuben ! SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT ALL G5 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 kuben loord
2013-09-03 16:15
goodbye and goodluck in your real life! i never saw the "great" g5 since i came from cod4 but i appreciate and respect guys for staying together for over 10 years .
2013-09-03 16:16
Legend. I still hear the voices of certain casters in my years screaming Kuben's name. Kuben played very smart, very good clutch-player and like Loord he was an outstanding team-player. Always at the right time at the right place to help his team. Absolutely crucial for the team. Wow, he played with Loord since 2003? 10 years O.O Not many people can say this. Someone should really make a video about the Golden Five (both periods: the one with luq and the one with pasha). Their victory-moments, some legendary rounds, some sentences from interviews,... That team really deserves such a movie! Good luck in the future Kuben! Always remember that you had one of the greatest CS careers possible, a career many people only dreamed of. No need for regrets!
2013-09-03 16:23
2013-09-03 16:27
he was a big rock for this team, good clutch, good aim, good smarts, the kind of guy that would find a happy home on any team in the world. imo one of the most underrated players in cs history. I really hope he can keep contributing to the scene in other forms.
2013-09-03 16:19
sad, gl kuben!
2013-09-03 16:20
good work hltv.org
2013-09-03 16:22
good work? They interested about kuben when someone created topic about this... good work will be if they do this movie which kuben wont
2013-09-03 16:26
Right, because we do our work based on what people say or ask for.
2013-09-03 16:30
I want to know winner of fnatic IEM 2012 contest, what about that?
2013-09-03 16:39
i'm under the impression that you guys did it because of the topic as well, but that is a nice thing to do.
2013-09-03 17:16
2013-09-03 16:31
ti je mama
2013-09-03 17:16
sad to see you go :( still <3 the G5, and always will! gl in life
2013-09-03 16:27
2013-09-03 16:30
GG !!
2013-09-03 16:31
2013-09-03 16:31
Nice guy, wish you luck.
2013-09-03 16:31
Denmark jjh 
2013-09-03 16:32
Really talented and chill guy, wish him gl with his future.
2013-09-03 16:32
2013-09-03 16:32
2013-09-03 16:34
Gl kuben !
2013-09-03 16:37
One of my favorite players, learned a lot from his povs! 1.6 Legend! good luck in the future!
2013-09-03 16:38
2013-09-03 16:38
It's really sad news for all cs community. Goodbye my favorite player... and good luck in future. I grew up with you, legend.
2013-09-03 16:40
sad, goodbye
2013-09-03 16:41
Good Luck legend, you will be missed.
2013-09-03 16:43
2013-09-03 16:44
goodbye, goodluck!
2013-09-03 16:45
Never forget :(
2013-09-03 16:46
Once cheater ; cheater forever :< jk, obv troll gl in future :)
2013-09-03 16:49
How long before Neo and Taz hang up their mice as well? Both of them have been getting better lately but they will never find 3 other players to create a team capable of winning big tournaments.
2013-09-03 16:50
2013-09-03 16:52
I will always remember him for his pistol rounds and clutches.
2013-09-03 16:53
Sad to see him retire GL for your future kuben!
2013-09-03 16:57
Bye living legend
2013-09-03 16:58
NEO | 
India raiNzZ 
All the best legend !
2013-09-03 17:04
adios amigos
2013-09-03 17:07
He is a good guy and for him GoldenFive is everything. GL in future kuben. Thank you !
2013-09-03 17:07
2013-09-03 17:10
gl in life
2013-09-03 17:11
"After all these years I will not play anymore. For me, it was playing with them or not playing at all." "I do not want to reveal all the problems we had, because what happens inside the team stays inside the team." THIS !!! Taz and loord learn !! Respect kuben :)
2013-09-03 17:13
Imo esc r four men and a child traptt In a mans body(TaZ) he is still a beast when it comes to the game though
2013-09-03 17:42
gg and gl
2013-09-03 17:14
sad to hear that...so much touching...wish u good luck for ur future....gg and enjoy yout life..
2013-09-03 17:15
2013-09-03 17:18
gg gl in rl
2013-09-03 17:22
2013-09-03 17:24
2013-09-03 17:29
LEGEND! Respect! GL!
2013-09-03 17:31
thanks g5, for all the good memories and gl to everyone who is retiring
2013-09-03 17:32
Neo n taz shud quit 2 imo they got 3 new players tht won't go anywhere hyper(onliner to the max not taking hits online like a god), peet(only good vs low players n struggle vs avg teams) and And snax pure low player
2013-09-03 17:40
total agree :-)
2013-09-03 18:44
LEGEND. Respect kuben and thank you.
2013-09-03 17:44
World doh 
legend! gl
2013-09-03 17:45
gl Kuben! best IGL after Carn :)
2013-09-03 17:47
taz and neo sux
2013-09-03 17:51
2013-09-03 17:52
reason for saying goodbye: csgo is shit. no fun
2013-09-03 17:53
One of the best players to watch tactical wise. A core of the team, really enjoyed watching his smart plays and epic pistol rounds. Good luck in whatever u'll do next Kuba:)
2013-09-03 17:57
Stop acting like a vagina, Kuben. Form a new team with Loord and whoop Neo & tAZ asses.
2013-09-03 17:58
Such a nice lad, great interview - hope you will still be around in eSports!
2013-09-03 18:00
good bye legend :(
2013-09-03 18:03
A message for TaZ and Neo: How could you destroy such an awesome team? Just wondering.
2013-09-03 18:04
awesome ? maybe in 1.6, in csgo was ecs very average team, especialy neo sux
2013-09-03 18:20
1.6 </3 kuben one of the most crazy CS player :D
2013-09-03 18:10
~gG and gb
2013-09-03 18:12
Brazil LIPE1 
gl KUBEN[t], kubenB =D
2013-09-03 18:14
gl kuben!
2013-09-03 18:34
Just fuck neo and taz for destroying golden five !!!!!!!!!!!
2013-09-03 18:35
goodbye and good luck !
2013-09-03 18:35
Sick player! GG Kuben! :D
2013-09-03 18:36
Indonesia Shinopp 
gl kuben :))
2013-09-03 18:36
another legend gone
2013-09-03 18:37
2013-09-03 18:37
Good bye kuben we will miss You for sure. I will remeber you as the best wallbanger in 1.6 ever. And the most positive person in golden five. youtube.com/watch?v=K5eoSgWvBPo Best of luck in your future.
2013-09-03 18:39
So sad that we won't get to see that again :/
2013-09-03 20:39
gl kuben, thx 4 these good moments you give to us , wish you good luck in your life and stay healthy sorry for my bad english :-)
2013-09-03 18:43
goodbye polska titan ..legend
2013-09-03 18:54
sad :(, gl in real life bro
2013-09-03 18:57
K u b e n B u u b b e e n n B B
2013-09-03 19:01
Argentina Iva 
GoodBye :')
2013-09-03 19:03
sad, gl Kuben
2013-09-03 19:11
GGWP kuben! you´ll be remembered as one of the greatest! GL in RL
2013-09-03 19:15
2013-09-03 19:17
2013-09-03 19:21
Big player in the 1.6 community respect and good luck in life
2013-09-03 19:26
No ! ;(
2013-09-03 19:27
GL in you life kuben ! BIG PLAYER ! Byebye ;((
2013-09-03 19:37
goodbye kubenn
2013-09-03 19:42
2013-09-03 19:42
g O O D B Y E KUBEN...
2013-09-03 19:43
GooDbye Legend
2013-09-03 19:50
Brazil akak1 
2013-09-03 19:56
goodbye legend !
2013-09-03 20:01
goodbye, legend
2013-09-03 20:02
pokit.org/get/img/8dedeb845bc1f0c91f03d2.. Good Luck, i will miss you, hope you suceed in rl. GoodBye <3
2013-09-03 20:10
Ukraine velm 
2013-09-03 20:11
Thanks for every moment you and g5 given to me,gl to your life whatever you do - A g5 fan since 2005.
2013-09-03 20:19
Poland kRAMERO 
golden five was born in 2006 :X
2013-09-03 21:08
afaik they started WINNING at 2006.
2013-09-03 21:31
Poland kRAMERO 
they picked kuben early 2006
2013-09-03 21:34
then it was my mistake,anyhow,i was a fan from their begining :)
2013-09-03 21:46
You will be remembered :) GG GL&HF
2013-09-03 20:19
2013-09-03 20:41
2013-09-03 20:43
yes :)
2013-09-03 20:57
2013-09-03 20:47
its sad that nobody at HLTV cared to interview Kuben about his retirement until this thread was made....hltv.org/?pageid=18&threadid=430819#r443..
2013-09-03 20:55
2013-09-04 15:45
gl irl Legend
2013-09-03 20:59
Where can i find his official statement?
2013-09-03 21:06
Fox | 
Iran ahmaden 
GOODBYE MY FRIEND... i will lead the way :)
2013-09-03 21:08
Good Bye Kuben, Good Luck legend.
2013-09-03 21:11
gl !
2013-09-03 21:34
great guy, one of the best supports in 1.6! Sad to see u retire, but gl in the future!
2013-09-03 21:41
goodbye bro.
2013-09-03 21:56
good bye
2013-09-03 22:16
Azerbaijan Talley 
He is really mature unlike some of his teammates. Goodbye!
2013-09-03 22:46
ehhh((( bye legend...
2013-09-03 22:52
gl in teh future
2013-09-03 22:55
goodbye and good luck in the real life, legend !
2013-09-03 23:01
all the best to you sir !
2013-09-03 23:41
Dzieki Kuba za WSZYSTKO!!!
2013-09-03 23:59
Korea ws0 
"For me, it was playing with them or not playing at all." RIP G5 T_T
2013-09-04 00:20
:( GoodBye Kuben. Wish u succeed in whatever you do in your life.
2013-09-04 00:36
Poland kiero 
thanks for everything maybe you were not the best but as a member of golden 5 you finished the best
2013-09-04 00:41
Thanks for some wonderful highlights kuben. You're one of those players that shows that people should look far beyond statistics to realize their true meaning to the team.
2013-09-04 00:48
2013-09-04 01:05
best interview lately about ESC issues..
2013-09-04 01:10
bye legend :( miss 1.6 days, and g5
2013-09-04 02:32
Any member of the g5 will be remembered. Goodluck in your life kuben a great player.
2013-09-04 02:44
#RESPECT kuben
2013-09-04 03:27
N1 Kuben, an interview that has a less biased opinion on how Neo and Taz treated the team. Shows the massive respect he have for the team and more importantly how he wants to remain friends even after being axed by the team. Good luck with your future career Kuben! :D
2013-09-04 03:36
Goodbye, respect
2013-09-04 03:43
Really sad :( GL in future kuben :)
2013-09-04 03:54
A very nice and smart person . "the problem of the team stay in the team" . Not like Loord or Taz who dramatise the situation . Cs is his job I hope he will have the money to live :\
2013-09-04 05:09
one simply never say goodbye, the legends are always around! good luck in your life man, you will always be in the scene as an example
2013-09-04 05:17
his answers were really good and well written, farewell kuben
2013-09-04 07:48
u can play with other teammates :/... y to retire?..
2013-09-04 08:54
goodbye kuben. :(
2013-09-04 09:54
We will miss you kuben((( GL!
2013-09-04 10:13
Love Ya Kuben <3
2013-09-04 10:15
this guys is golden legend
2013-09-04 11:26
GL into your life :)
2013-09-04 12:09
Best of luck in the future kuben.
2013-09-04 12:21
Thank u & bb GL irl N N N e e e b b b uuu K uuu b b b e e e N N N
2013-09-04 12:36
sad :( gl kuben!
2013-09-04 13:23
I red your interview about your retirement and i am too sad because you are one of the best disciplined players in this gaming scene like gob b, dsn, ofkeli, ins etc... I do not watch CS:GO matches for now but i will miss your gaming personality at CS 1.6 because this CS:GO killing friendships and locomotive teams. I hope everything will be great for you and your friends. Please do not forget, we will not forget you. Finally, please eat pierogi for me because i can not find it in my country and i wonder how it is. :)
2013-09-04 13:24
Germany tummi 
Great Player, nice guy - it's really sad to see you leaving the scene :( good luck in the future!!
2013-09-04 14:14
rest in rip
2013-09-04 14:16
goodbye :(( ESC ICY BOX | KUBEN*QPAD Bedzie Cie brakowa&#322;o w ESC
2013-09-04 15:43
Poland kRAMERO 
good game kuba, thanks for those suceful years. U was representing not only organisations but at first place was Poland. U gives us so much proud with other g5 members!!! GL in future
2013-09-04 23:07
gl in the future, respect for keeping teams problems a secret
2013-09-04 23:33
gg kuben gg esc
2013-09-05 13:42
gg cs
2013-09-05 13:43
2013-09-05 15:23
Damn, very sad stuff. Such a nice guy. Good luck in your future endeavours.
2013-09-05 15:32
cya Kuben <3 Good Job fot Polish:)
2013-09-06 00:55
Morocco RaZorrrrrrr 
door bugs master bb kuben
2013-09-08 07:50
Sri Lanka ChaQ 
Bye Kuben, thanks for all matches when I observed your game so as be better player. I don't understand their decision and I do not wish them bad, but now I have no respect for ESC.
2013-09-11 17:43
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