Mercenary sign for LDLC

MIRAA
September 5th, 2014 20:04

LDLC.com have announced that they have completed the signing of the team known as Mercenary.

LDLC opted to disband their previous CS:GO division earlier in the week as a response to losing three of their players, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, who were lured by an offer from Titan.

From the previous lineup, only Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer remains, with LDLC buying Richard "shox" Papillon and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey out of their contracts with Epsilon. The last two players, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux, join LDLC after being released by Titan.


NBK is LDLC's new leader

The future is already looking bright for the new LDLC team, who are already at the summit in FACEIT's $50,000 League after beating dignitas and HellRaisers in their first two matches in the tournament.

"Here is a fresh start for this team, and a second chapter for LDLC,” Nathan "NBK" Schmitt told LDLC's website.

"We trust that this collaboration will please both parties and that it will allow us to evolve as a team.

"Speaking to [LDLC chief] Anthony, we could tell how much LDLC are motivated and how much they trust our team.

"We have only practiced two days, and we already feel a natural chemistry between the players, which is indispensable for having good results in the long-run when you are playing at a high level.

"We are making thousands of mistakes and we still need to learn how to play with each other. I will also also have to work on how to lead a team, a role that is new for me.”

Meanwhile, LDLC.com have confirmed that Emmanuel "MoMaN" Marquez, a former 1.6 and Starcraft II player, will remain as the team's coach.

Next week, LDLC will be taking part in the online qualifiers for ESWC France, in which they will face competition from teams like Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom's BST and webSPELL.

LDLC now have the following CS:GO division:

France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt
France Richard "shox" Papillon
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1404
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1151
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1348
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1337
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1238
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1137
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
yeah great team top 1 France confirmed
2014-09-05 20:07
+1, titan wont work out with 2 designated awpers and ex6 noob. can only fail. stupid kqly, apex and maniac.
2014-09-05 20:50
apex will carry xD
2014-09-05 21:12
apex is a great player but the only things he cares to carry is his own ass.
2014-09-05 21:46
LOL
2014-09-05 21:55
apex is only a great player when he aint being told how to play.. Ex6 will stop him from doing anything he wants..
2014-09-05 22:09
#228
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
True. This team looks better on paper
2014-09-06 19:03
apEX was in VeryGames with Ex6TenZ, mK, RpK and NBK and still carried/played amazingly so I'm sure he'll still do so.
2014-09-09 05:20
I thought happy was igl, not nbk
2014-09-06 17:02
+1
2014-09-05 21:15
Top 1 Ez
2014-09-05 22:08
Rank #1 world confirmed too
2014-09-06 00:04
#1 France - of course! #1 World - of course not! :P
2014-09-06 00:13
vp #1 !! ever .. cause of poland logic ! :P
2014-09-06 01:03
NiP #1 4 ever cause of ... results?
2014-09-06 11:33
it was sarcasm about vp eyeballerino
2014-09-06 14:30
#184
Luxembourg yaz 
One word - SICK
2014-09-06 03:07
#3
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
wow so MoMan is their coach?
2014-09-05 20:10
i hope he's a comfortable couch
2014-09-05 20:09
you're a couch
2014-09-05 20:10
no .. u are.. .
2014-09-06 01:04
he is
2014-09-05 20:19
expected
2014-09-05 20:04
#8
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Europe midi 
GL to LDLC hope no backstabbing
2014-09-05 20:05
Literally no new teams then, why did they rename in the first place :D
2014-09-05 20:05
What are you talking about?
2014-09-05 20:06
Same names, new rosters.
2014-09-05 20:12
the went under new team names and they hadnt got finalised offers from the LDLC company, now they have they can ditchy their temp mercenary name and play as LDLC
2014-09-05 20:35
sick
2014-09-05 20:05
GREEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT <333333333
2014-09-05 20:05
#12
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Chile dEaux 
GoodLuck guys
2014-09-05 20:05
gj
2014-09-05 20:05
obvious
2014-09-05 20:06
expected. so 3dmax will sign UnWanted
2014-09-05 20:06
3DMAX will sign ex-HR
2014-09-05 22:55
+1
2014-09-05 23:22
fail
2014-09-05 20:06
Expected
2014-09-05 20:06
NEW TOP1 IN THE WORLD GOGO
2014-09-05 20:06
He called it
2016-10-25 18:03
Big news? xDDDD
2014-09-05 20:06
YEA EAT THAT KQLY GO MERCENARYYYYYYY
2014-09-05 20:07
so all the hype was for something obvious?
2014-09-05 20:07
no 128 tickrate;( sadface dud
2014-09-05 20:16
0/10 EXPECTED
2014-09-05 20:07
wpwp
2014-09-05 20:08
3xp3ct3d
2014-09-05 20:08
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! -announces he's in the team we all knew about for 2 days now- oh you... <3
2014-09-05 20:08
wow
2014-09-05 20:09
well i guess LDLC org didn't learn anything from the french scene :p
2014-09-05 20:09
The GM's statement was a butthurt kneejerk one. French scene has the most stable teams in the game, with the exception of NiP.
2014-09-05 20:31
I agree, I'm glad they support another team though. gl hf LDLC
2014-09-05 21:08
Really? These 3 teams (with several org changes of course) have been exchanging players every few months for the year at least. Not exactly stable, though admittedly it's impressive that through VG/titan/Recursive/LDLC/Clan mystik/epsilon org and lineup and org changes none of the teams imploded and went completely separate ways.
2014-09-05 21:16
1+, they should get a danish team Kappa
2014-09-06 01:59
With the exception of shox/kenny there has been no exchanges????
2014-09-06 07:48
#187
Xyp9x | 
Other GunnerL 
NiP? THey're Swedish -.-, and they have the same roster ever since the beginning of their CS:GO Squad.
2014-09-06 04:26
n1 reading skills
2014-09-06 07:47
Errrrrrr......... Are you trolling or something?
2014-09-06 13:02
don't be silly, it's not likely that things will change amongst these teams as dramatically as they did last month. And once again LDLC have come out with the best team in the French scene.
2014-09-05 20:37
"We once again find that the French scene shows a lack of maturity on the job of a pro gamer." LDLC - 2 days ago
2014-09-05 20:09
#37
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Denmark fyhn 
And how is it LDLC's fault that more than half the team left all of a sudden?
2014-09-05 20:11
Well they could have just gone through with the new team with LDLC and asked them if they want them straight away. Not just ignore the new deals and leave and then come back.
2014-09-05 20:15
#60
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Denmark fyhn 
They probably have to discuss this sort of business before just signing w/e team.
2014-09-05 20:19
Hopefully.
2014-09-05 21:04
HLTV.org only shared a part of the statement, they also said they were already looking for a new CS:GO team who can compete at their ex-lineup level.
2014-09-05 20:14
Ok, now it's clear.
2014-09-05 20:41
they have to keep a strong team because of their sponsors.
2014-09-05 20:15
Rise my 500 ldlc stickerinos pls
2014-09-05 20:10
& epsilon signing scream etc again i hope, they have the only good looking t-shirts:D
2014-09-05 20:10
-SmithZz +kennyS
2014-09-05 20:11
yes.
2014-09-05 20:14
please buy brain
2014-09-05 20:17
smithz is low noob kennyS is top 1 awp world choice is easy.
2014-09-05 20:27
smithzz is very sick. just w8. he sucked in titan, cuz ex6 destroy him
2014-09-05 20:34
#92
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
smithz is low noob....do you even watch CS GO?
2014-09-05 20:36
noob 's logic xD
2014-09-06 05:47
#86
 | 
Portugal maguire 
+1
2014-09-05 20:33
n1
2014-09-05 20:12
#41
 | 
Denmark fyhn 
Great news, but kind of expected I guess :)
2014-09-05 20:12
#42
Poland eiur 
good for my stickers xD
2014-09-05 20:12
Will they ever stop those reshuffles?
2014-09-05 20:12
Good org, they deserve one. I guess 3DMAX are going to pick a non-french team?
2014-09-05 20:13
-"We once again find that the French scene shows a lack of maturity on the job of a pro gamer." -2 days later signs a french team fuck da police
2014-09-05 20:14
gl
2014-09-05 20:14
Great!
2014-09-05 20:14
good for both sides!
2014-09-05 20:14
n1
2014-09-05 20:15
-nbk +fxyo or kenny new top 3
2014-09-05 20:18
NBK have also confirmed it..
2014-09-05 20:18
why I hate LDLC: no one speaks english and everys single post is in french :x
2014-09-05 20:18
#89
 | 
Portugal maguire 
well LDLC is a french electronics company so
2014-09-05 20:34
Was just waiting for this!
2014-09-05 20:19
Not really that big of an announcement. If I remember correctly LDLC dropped a promising lineup half a year ago because of financial problems. With this roster of players I had expected someone big to take his chance and enter the scene. Do they even get salaries? Doubt it. I wonder how much longer Titan will stay in it.
2014-09-05 20:20
Old LDLC had salaries i believe, but i would love to see some big orgas coming back
2014-09-05 20:22
Are you sure it was ldlc? From what I understand from other users here ldlc is a pretty big and stable org.
2014-09-05 20:23
Maniac apEX Happy kennyS Sf That was the lineup. I always wondered why they broke up because they were so promising, and people said stuff about issues among the players. But I remember a statement of some sort about how if there was more financial support, that lineup could have gone on to become very successful.
2014-09-05 20:33
LDLC is a rather small & poor orga, lol.
2014-09-06 07:22
Not at all.
2014-09-06 10:28
Nope , LDLC is a pretty big french electronics store. You should take a look at their website : ldlc.com/
2014-09-06 19:34
shox = ez lyfe = ez win
2014-09-05 20:22
go go LDLC)
2014-09-05 20:22
nnnnnnnnnnnice:D
2014-09-05 20:23
i hope that what NBK said about him being IGL was just a troll, Happy is one of the best IGLs in this game
2014-09-05 20:23
#70
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Romania JeeFo 
I tend to believe that from two good French teams they've made two worse French team (worse than before).
2014-09-05 20:24
If MoMaN will stay with them then they are top1
2014-09-05 20:25
Yup its all the coach, not shox, not nbk, not smithz not happy not kio all MoMaN
2014-09-05 22:39
dont cry murican
2014-09-05 23:19
Exactly
2014-09-06 09:38
#73
Ukraine arch 
LDLC > Titan
2014-09-05 20:27
RIP Titan
2014-09-05 20:28
g
2014-09-05 20:28
#77
method | 
United States f0xes` 
good move by LDLC, grats to them and GL!
2014-09-05 20:28
expected.
2014-09-05 20:28
top1 france, however 'mercenaries' sounds better
2014-09-05 20:29
Yes! LDLC in their statement about losing their players sounded very disappointed and so I'm glad that they still have interest in CS:GO and I wish them well!
2014-09-05 20:29
Can't wait, great news.
2014-09-05 20:30
#83
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United Kingdom smoggy:. 
gl to the players and the org!
2014-09-05 20:31
#85
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Russia Razor_88 
sick lineup, #1 France
2014-09-05 20:33
E X P E C T E D
2014-09-05 20:33
wo has now the spot for the next major ? ldlc or titan ?
2014-09-05 20:35
So thats why Happy kept he's ldlc avater on steam huh.
2014-09-05 20:36
s1ck
2014-09-05 20:41
top1 baguettes top3 world in time easy
2014-09-05 20:43
GL HF TIME TO FRANCE BACK
2014-09-05 20:43
nice =DD
2014-09-05 20:44
good news! gl LDLC! :)
2014-09-05 20:46
Sick lineup though
2014-09-05 20:47
Happy is key for sucess.
2014-09-05 20:48
The only /weak/ spot I see in the team is SmithZz, who's probably the 3rd or 4th best awper in France at the moment (#1 KennyS, #2 KQLY, #3 SmithZz or fxy0), but apart from that the line-up is sick, really hope they do well, shoxie deserves a top team.
2014-09-05 20:51
smithzz is a solid player, they'll do fine with him
2014-09-05 20:54
#176
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France cedd 
have you seen smithzz play against hellraisers and dignitas ? he's doing really well
2014-09-06 01:19
SmithZz is a good player and can manage rifle decently for an awper.
2014-09-06 03:28
gr8. Very well organization. They will have adequate financial support. Good luck guys.
2014-09-05 20:55
LDLC made a wise choice to sign them. #1 French Team
2014-09-05 20:57
#109
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United Kingdom an0^_^ 
Why would they make NBK the leader when happy is probably the best leader in France at the moment. I don't get it?
2014-09-05 21:05
+1 i was also wondering this. he was clearly doing a good job leading the previous LDLC lineup so why change IGL to someone who has no experience with it? i think they will soon go back to happy IGL tbh
2014-09-05 21:11
#117
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United Kingdom an0^_^ 
I hope so pal...
2014-09-05 21:16
#206
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Norway analystHLTV 
Happy didnt want to be igl so nbk taked ze roll
2014-09-06 11:14
#236
World MOI 
Happy was tired about beeing IGL, on the first LDLC linup, we've even seen apx taking it for a little time but it didn't work so happy took it again. Now he has seen another chance to give it to someone esle so that's why. But i'm thinking exactly like u, they're gonna have some hard time with nbk IGL and at one point they'll call happy back for the job.
2014-09-07 14:33
a lot of people don't like their ingame role in a cs team but it's whatever works best and brings in the results that matters.
2014-09-07 18:29
It s not like shox or Happy ll not help him.
2014-09-06 00:19
#175
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United Kingdom an0^_^ 
Guess you're right, but at the end of the day NBK will be calling the shots and they'll all have to listen to him. Who knows though, he could be a really great leader and surprise us. :), might be good!
2014-09-06 01:04
Too much powaaa :Kreygasm:
2014-09-05 21:06
ROFL LDLC calling the french scene immature because 3 player jump ship and join titan, then they disrupt Epsilon's contracts in the middle.
2014-09-05 21:14
They didn't disrupt contracts, they bought players
2014-09-05 21:17
WoW.Illiterate spotted...The mercenary team was formed before ldlc signed these players...Epsilon transferred the 2 players shox and kioshima to LDLC. Learn to read.
2014-09-05 21:23
gl guys
2014-09-05 21:17
old LDLC was the best in France new LDLC is still the best in France
2014-09-05 21:20
why can't top 2 french player play together in a team? shoxie + kennys never meant to be?
2014-09-05 21:26
#126
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Iceland fatboislim 
kenny is good only with awp... overhyped player. he only brings value to team when your team is already ahead, and he is dead weight when your team is struggling.
2014-09-05 21:51
hm what? whenever i saw titan playing bad kennys was the guy still going nuts.
2014-09-05 22:20
wat
2014-09-05 23:21
kennyS has no problem handling rifles. He is just so amazing with the awp that you don't even notice that he can use other guns..
2014-09-05 23:50
You are clueless. kennyS can use rifle prefectly well.
2014-09-06 03:30
#130
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
lol why force ppl to play in a team that they want to xD
2014-09-05 21:56
apex is kennys's friend. thats why
2014-09-06 00:20
MoMaN????? glad to see him back, real old school!
2014-09-05 21:45
Nice :D GL shox <3
2014-09-05 21:47
gl
2014-09-05 21:51
#128
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France FuryO 
gl hf !
2014-09-05 21:52
Nice, if smithz unfolds more within the team then this will even be a much more dangerous team!
2014-09-05 21:57
LDLC stronk Titan WRONK
2014-09-05 21:59
#133
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
knew it, gl guys =))
2014-09-05 22:03
#135
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
LDLC > Titan
2014-09-05 22:04
gl nathan
2014-09-05 22:10
new Top 1 France ! :D
2014-09-05 22:13
The best
2014-09-05 22:17
This is a pretty impressive lineup on paper. Even SmithZz looks good in here, because he can AWP. Hopefully they'll pan out, because they have more potential than Titan had, honestly.
2014-09-05 22:22
Finally a french team which you can like. All players are great in and outside the game. Go the new LDLC!
2014-09-05 22:24
nice move
2014-09-05 22:29
The french scene came out so much stronger after the mix-up.
2014-09-05 22:33
#146
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
ldlc top 1 France
2014-09-05 22:35
GL ! :>
2014-09-05 22:36
LDLC online
2014-09-05 22:50
#155
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
-happy +scream
2014-09-05 23:24
#156
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Wow. There was probably an internal fight over the team between 3DMAX and LDLC over contracts and/or salaries, and looks like LDLC won. Good to see. Now my LDLC sticker on my AK will be there for more than just matching colors.
2014-09-05 23:25
I want to trade for your purple ak.
2014-09-06 00:02
#181
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
100% purple 50 keys c/o add me fast trade
2014-09-06 02:01
You are entering a sharia free zone - please set your watches forward 1400 years
2014-09-05 23:44
GOGOGO !
2014-09-05 23:57
Seems to me that the two player who will benefit most from the change of scenery will be smithz and to a lesser extent scream.
2014-09-06 00:01
I thought that Happy was gonna call? Will NBK take over that role?
2014-09-06 00:09
#207
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Norway analystHLTV 
Happy didnt want to be igl so nbk taked ze roll
2014-09-06 11:18
Wonder why he didn't want it. He was brilliant imo.
2014-09-06 13:17
#226
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Norway analystHLTV 
He is just tired of calling strats and wanted to switch rolls thats all
2014-09-06 18:02
WTF is this shit...
2014-09-06 00:14
Anyways, Shox will carry.
2014-09-06 00:19
TOP 1
2014-09-06 00:29
Possible, only hard things -> Fnatic and Dignitas, maaaaaybe NiP if they'll return to their previous shape.
2014-09-06 00:30
#177
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France cedd 
top 3 team, willing to bet they'll reach finals of next major
2014-09-06 01:21
LDLC top #1 FR #3 world soon 100%
2014-09-06 01:22
#179
 | 
United Kingdom tomtmh 
I could honestly see this team fighting for #1 in a few months
2014-09-06 01:45
definitely
2014-09-06 03:06
The Lone Rangers > LDLC
2014-09-06 07:18
Not even close. Nice try though
2014-09-06 11:56
finally great french team!
2014-09-06 03:06
GL to them, awesome team
2014-09-06 06:00
Glad LDLC stuck with csgo My new favourite french team <3
2014-09-06 07:52
#211
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Serbia NitrouZ 
+1
2014-09-06 11:46
great team inc, gl!
2014-09-06 07:58
Finally a great French team, on a side note the price of LDLC sticker just Sky rocketed.
2014-09-06 08:38
-smithzz +kennyS =profit
2014-09-06 09:19
SmithZz is probably really happy he can awp without anyone taking the role from him.
2014-09-06 10:41
SmithZz is also a teamplayer awp, no an individual like kennyS.
2014-09-06 11:09
#210
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Serbia NitrouZ 
smithzz in 1-2 months will dominate all
2014-09-06 11:45
Yeah, one of the most underrated awpers.
2014-09-08 13:29
#199
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Netherlands xdanny 
Shox will go nuts and win them the next major.
2014-09-06 09:38
smithzz really plays better without kennys in the same team. I think this team is gonna be sooo stronk
2014-09-06 10:52
looking forward to seeing them play at big lans
2014-09-06 10:54
why nbk kick scream from titan
2014-09-06 11:34
#213
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
SmithZz benefits from being main awp'er more or less without KennyS in his team. Plays better, more consistently and hits more shots for some reason. No pressure, Eddy!
2014-09-06 12:31
#214
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Czech Republic GzzM 
Why NBK is calling? Happy should be leader in this team since he proved himself as great IGL and NBK should focus more on the game itself...
2014-09-06 12:35
GL MA NIGGAZ
2014-09-06 12:45
#220
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Hungary ayeitsastro 
Is there an official LDLC Steam Group? I mean I found a lot of them but I don't know which one is the official.
2014-09-06 14:34
-happy -smithzz + kennyS + apeX
2014-09-06 17:05
BST will sign with Epsilon or 3dMax?
2014-09-06 17:11
The fact they already play with Epsilon tags should be quite a strong indication who they will sign for(with).
2014-09-06 17:15
Before the roster shuffles: LDLC #1 team in the French scene After the roster shuffles: LDLC #1 team in the French scene Oh... oke
2014-09-06 17:14
since Happy and Kio are not dumb it was so obv...
2014-09-06 18:42
wooow
2014-09-06 19:11
WTF NBK igl whyyy??? happy would be way better considering he already have experience with ldlc anyway -smithzz+KennyS would be a good exchange for both parts
2014-09-06 22:36
Smithzz and Shox are close friends. Close friends generally play well together (as seen in VG before Shox left). Smithzz will carry his weight now that he will have his AWP role back. Trust.
2014-09-08 14:17
amazing
2014-09-07 02:12
Same 15 players going around different organizations and different 5-man lineups :D This french scene is just amazing.
2014-09-07 14:17
"Speaking to [LDLC chief] Anthony, we could tell how much LDLC are motivated and how much they trust our team." Trust in the french scene. gg
2014-09-07 14:29
Now I'm happy that I have an LDLC sticker :)
2014-09-08 14:16
Who knew this team will acheive so much.... :') my most favourite lineup of all times! If i ever have a chance to go back in time... fixing this lineup's problem and bringing it back again under the LDLC tag and then making LDLC one of the biggest orgs with highest salary will be what surely i wont forget to do! :')
2015-11-12 22:20
^ lul quono grow up
2016-10-25 18:04
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Sombody wanted SmithZz haha
2016-10-25 18:06
THE GREATEST FRENCH TEAM IN HISTORY ! too bad it finnished like that
2017-05-22 11:38
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