3DMAX change raalz for Nille

3DMAX have replaced Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg with Nichlas "Nille" Busk, the team has revealed on their website.

The team has been together in the same lineup since their n!faculty journey, but they haven't been too successful on LAN events.

They qualified for EMS One Katowice as one of the last two teams from the lower bracket of the European Finals. In Poland though, they weren't able to advance from groups following losses to NiP and LDLC.com.

Pimp and gla1ve reunite with Nille 

In Fnatic FragOut League, the story was not any different, as they lost two matches in a row, to LGB in the upper bracket, followed by a HellRaisers loss before crashing out.

After an unsuccessful route, Steensborg has decided to step down for Busk, who has been playing with some of the players before in a Western Wolves squad.

"So after a really disappointing EMS, mainly because we lost a match we should have won, we went back home and decided to continue with this project as we agreed from the start. 

A few days ago Raalz said that he no longer felt like playing CS on a high level. He didn't wanna spend the time that was needed for this project to become good. Therefore we sadly enough have to part away with Raalz today." Winneche told HLTV.org.

"That forced us to look around for a new player. It quickly became clear who we wanted and therefore we are once again playing with an old and loved mate in form of Nille. He played with MSL, gla1ve and I in Western Wolves and we hope that this change can bring us up another level once again.

We part away with Raalz on good terms, he was honest with us and didn't want to waste our time, and at the same time we got a perfect replacement!"

With the change in effect, the lineup looks as follows:

Flag Jacob "Pimp" Winneche 

Flag Philip "aizy" Aistrup 
Flag Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
Flag Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 
Flag Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg 
Denmark Nichlas "Nille" Busk
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen

3DMAX will be attending Copenhagen Games on April 16th-20th, which will be their debut with Busk in the roster.

United Kingdom grund 
gl I guess...
2014-03-25 23:14
Poland yaD' 
then good move
2014-03-25 23:14
+Nico and welcome back Western Wolves! :)
2014-03-25 23:15
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
That is never happening, unless pimp and maybe some others leave the team
2014-03-25 23:56
Denmark kozality 
I'm pretty sure there's no "bad blood"(as you're hinting) between Pimp and Nico.
2014-03-26 00:02
+1 pimp said it in an interview with thorin some weeks ago
2014-03-26 08:33
agree ^^
2014-03-26 19:29
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Im probably mixing nico up with nille then
2014-03-27 00:10
Or Nico simply wont play CS anymore :)
2014-03-26 09:28
Hahaha Ye +1 could be Nice ;-)
2014-03-26 09:43
another day, another danish player change.
2014-03-25 23:15
2014-03-25 23:33
2014-03-26 00:34
+1 Who cares about winning tournaments when we can get our name on the news post everyday on HLTV.org?
2014-03-26 01:44
+1 that's how they roll
2014-03-26 08:34
2014-03-26 09:27
Denmark tpz 
2014-03-26 09:29
2014-03-26 10:20
not really much they can do about it when one of their players decides to step down? :P:P:PPPPPPPPP?
2014-03-26 10:47
another hour and a finnish player not changed yet :)
2014-03-26 19:13
Turkey mtN` 
Nille aka JB gl bro :D
2014-03-25 23:15
so i guess Nille and Pimps are friends again?
2014-03-25 23:16
Denmark Madse 
uhh.. Insider ? :)
2014-03-25 23:16
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
It was nico he was enemies with
2014-03-25 23:55
Denmark kozality 
He's talking about the Xapso-incident, where Nille behaved like a kid from Elementary school :D
2014-03-26 00:03
? tell me
2014-03-26 08:35
"If we talk about to be prof here, then you should stop going "officel" and bail a team 2 days after you were officiel, and that's why i never will play with you or cajun, the 2 most arrogant and unmature people in the scene who no ones can trust in a team" This is what Nille said to Pimp on the forum... hypocrite much? :)
2014-03-26 07:45
His English sucks
2014-03-26 10:03
Denmark Madse 
2014-03-25 23:16
Spain akproxx 
sad for raalz D: gl
2014-03-25 23:16
France Kairos1g 
raalz was one of the best though
2014-03-25 23:17
I think he was their weakest link tbh.
2014-03-25 23:18
I never seen the hype that was made of raalz on the predictions for 2014 backed up. Nille is definitely the better placement.
2014-03-25 23:18
2014-03-25 23:18
Ralz then aizy imo. But school and CS don't fit as pimp said.
2014-03-26 21:55
Egypt Kar1 
good news. now we have WesterWolves "-" nico.
2014-03-25 23:18
poor Pimp, always has a biff mark on the face.
2014-03-25 23:19
well every team needs a bottomfragger... gl
2014-03-25 23:19
LATER: 3Dmax change aizy for nico
2014-03-25 23:21
aizy best player, so no.
2014-03-25 23:21
Statistically he was their worst player at Katowice, iirc
2014-03-25 23:27
Denmark Sander 
aizy went from being a gather hero to carry Xapso and then he moved to 3DMAX. His career has been really fast and I think he needs some experience from the big events versus the best teams before he will perform at LAN as he does on the internet. No doubt he is a really good player, I think we will see a lot better performance from him to CPH Games :)
2014-03-26 02:22
aizy is beast!
2014-03-25 23:21
Egypt Kar1 
This line-up minus nico made it to the final of Copenhagen 2013 tournament, can they do the same for cph2014? ^_^
2014-03-25 23:21
gob b | 
Iceland shine4t 
Would love to see this team add cadiaN as their main awper. Same as WW but with cadiaN awping instead of Nico, and whilst he isn't as good of an awper, he seems to be very ambitious and a smart guy.
2014-03-25 23:23
why not cadian?
2014-03-25 23:24
2014-03-25 23:34
yeah but these changes happened pretty much at the same time and tricked is bad
2014-03-26 00:02
Because cadian is disliked by alot of people in the danish scene. facebook.com/groups/643616202361745/ Facebook group made by device.. ;)
2014-03-26 06:33
Denmark Arize 
Dude it's a joke......
2014-03-26 07:24
Okey, somebody just linked it to me and told me some about it. Hhard to know as I'm not danish. My bad. =)
2014-03-26 09:29
I dont think it's a joke, or I am actually quite sure it is not. dev1ce & cadian (and others) were playing uyR cash tournaments together, and cadian refused to pay his teammates with the reason that he paid the entry fee to the tournament = he could keep the cash. That's what, as far as I know, made dev1ce make the group. I dont think its a joke at all.
2014-03-26 10:23
We talk together at every event, drink beers together and so on - We have known each other for a long time IRL :-D
2014-03-26 15:38
lol ok xD. good troll from devve then :O)
2014-03-26 16:36
Dont know if its always been troll but atleast everything is ok now :-)
2014-03-26 16:47
Could be because of the fact that most of the team already played with nille before and knows his playing style.
2014-03-26 10:15
3days max
2014-03-25 23:25
N1 :D
2014-03-26 01:45
Nille played good today against fnatic
2014-03-25 23:25
inb4 3daysmax
2014-03-25 23:26
big mistake
2014-03-25 23:27
2 weeks
2014-03-25 23:27
strong lineup..gl
2014-03-25 23:28
poor raalz :(
2014-03-25 23:41
unbelievable how is that possible ,? raalz was really good player , ah ok , first Nille , then nico at place of aizy? and we got a winner Western Wolves , gg.
2014-03-25 23:42
Read? Raalz didn't want to play on this level anymore, he stepped down therefor they picked up Nille.. nothing to do with being a good player or not.
2014-03-26 00:36
ah ty !
2014-03-26 12:03
Australia TotalEclipse 
Did you even read the article?
2014-03-26 04:15
2014-03-25 23:46
good luck guys! always entertaining to see you play. such a well coordinated team. :)
2014-03-25 23:48
Argentina Stricken.- 
2014-03-25 23:51
dat mouth pimples in the picture doe
2014-03-25 23:56
France cedd 
-pimp +nico pls
2014-03-25 23:57
agreed. everytime i watch pimp awp he seems really inconsistent with it, missing a lot of easy shots. nico is the exact opposite. he hits almost every shot he's supposed to hit while making it look easy.
2014-03-26 01:30
But the thing is will it funktion, i know it did back in the days with the WW lineup, but remember people change.Its not about how good the player is but those he at this given time match the lineup
2014-03-26 08:37
It definetly clear that you have no idea about 3DMax as a team. Just stop these retarded ''-'' and ''+''.
2014-03-26 10:38
Best of luck guys. :)
2014-03-26 00:07
United States Gowy 
just like #murica scene
2014-03-26 00:11
1 month then Nille will get tired of playing again
2014-03-26 00:36
Nico, we need a clear info about your relations with your former WW teammates! Could you be in the current 3DMAX lineup with Pimp, gla1ve, MSL and Nille, or not?
2014-03-26 00:43
Indeed I could. I love all of the guys from the old WW lineup and I'm pretty confident that the feeling is mutual - with that said, it's not very likely that I'll come back to play with them though :)
2014-03-26 08:54
Ok ty for your answer!
2014-03-26 09:17
Denmark Pimp 
You get to see him beeing bad as always tomorrow in our two gaming.dk matches! As we can not add nille to our team before the lan finals, nico will be our standin against Reason! :) Ps. We dont like him, its just something we made him believe in in ordre to help us out! ;)
2014-03-26 09:54
Denmark aizy 
nice :)))))
2014-03-26 10:17
I wanna full WW lineup to be brought back! :)
2014-03-26 10:52
"Ps. We dont like him, its just something we made him believe in in ordre to help us out! ;), " Nico said that he likes you all but you no? wow such a hate !
2014-03-26 12:01
its a joke ffs
2014-03-26 15:40
Denmark crZy 
gl boys! best of luck!
2014-03-26 00:43
Great replacement guys, best of luck.
2014-03-26 00:55
for people wondering about the Nille - Pimp beef check this out hltv.org/blog/7397-xapso-mutiny
2014-03-26 03:01
You'd think people had talked some very basic things through like goals, how much effort and time is needed before they created a clan. And more crucially, that they played for a few month together, in order to make sure the dedication and heart was still present afterwards. To make sure they liked each other, that the team play and their individual play styles worked together, and that everyone liked the way the IGL communicates and so forth, before announcing their clan to the world! But no..."esport", hah! What a joke.
2014-03-26 09:39
What a stupid comment. Do you even know how much time it takes to play for a team like 3DMAX? I guess you dont. Also, they can't live off of cs atm. Have in mind that raalz is a very social dude that likes to have fun going out partying, smoking weed etc. And to top it off, he is attending High School, and probably wanna have good grades. Basically you only have friday/saturday off. And you really want to play these days anyway, since you want to be consident. So please, dont be so stupid.
2014-03-26 10:01
Wow, so now it's stupid to try and make it work for a while, instead of acting like small kids that can't wait to announce their new team, and get their names on the frontpage of hltv.org. The amount of time it takes to play in a team that wants to be at the top, is irrelevant to when you announce your new team to the world. There is no argument for doing so as soon as possible. On the contrary you just present your lack of maturity to the world, unless it actually works. But history shows us that it seldom does. It's like when crzy announces a new team...no one cares anymore, because his teams have never made any impact in any tournament, and because he creates new teams all the time and you just know that it's a matter of month before there is a roster change. I couldn't care less about this news item for the very same reasons, just like I'm sick and tired of these kids announcing their retirement from CS:GO, and then you see them back after a short time followed by yet another "I'm retiring" message....naturally followed by yet another try at CS:GO.
2014-03-26 10:24
Just stop this bull shit asign to 3dmax team, this isnt another french line-up or other true no-namers picking up, droping squad, changing rooster left and right and in the end even not attend any official match.
2014-03-26 10:43
Wow. I give up, you dont get my point
2014-03-26 14:42
Good luck ;-)
2014-03-26 09:45
Ruggah online comeback soon :D
2014-03-26 22:03
doubt it :)
2014-03-31 13:16
France ssps 
That switch is a game changer ; 3DMAX more competitive now as everyone is going to be on the same page regarding professionnal gaming. GL !
2014-03-26 11:03
Bring back WW old lineup!
2014-03-26 12:30
Ukraine petruska 
2014-03-26 13:55
- pimp + sukitRon
2014-03-26 14:41
2014-03-26 15:41
raalz :( welcome nille
2014-03-26 16:50
dont worry, be happy ;p
2014-03-27 16:13
2014-03-26 16:57
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