ptr released from CLG

stich
April 29th, 2015 22:58

CLG have released player Peter "ptr" Gurney, according to an official statement on the organisation's website.

The North American squad rose to prominence after they were picked up by their current organisation CLG as the ex-mouseSpaz lineup back in January.

With minimal offline exposure at the time, CLG attended MLG X Games Aspen 2015 and had a fairytale debut with a 16:14 upset of LDLC on de_dust2. In that game, it was primarily Peter "ptr" Gurney who shone as both the team's AWPer and a charismatic player for motivating the team.

CLG's quickly rising prospects were somewhat diminished in coming months however. Despite putting in a solid performance at the ESL One Katowice 2015 qualifiers, the next month saw the team return to Poland only to not be able to make it into the top 8, losing in groups alongside the fellow struggling North Americans of Cloud9.


ptr shared in his team's rise up until his release from CLG 

Brief respite was granted when CLG managed to win the CEVO-P Season 6 finals at the MLG.tv arena, despite that being purely a regional affair. But a need for change started to become apparent when CLG finished a paltry 5th-6th place at the ESEA Season 18 finals, although the event itself was an overall disappointment for North America.

When news started swirling earlier this week that ptr had been benched by CLG, it was still purely conjecture. However, keen-eyed observers may have noticed that ptr began to quietly distance himself from his team, culminating in his removing all CLG logos and related descriptions from his Twitter last night.

The news has now officially broken in a CLG press release which confirms that ptr is no longer part of the team. In the release, the team's manager Jeff Fonseca had this to say:

"I know I speak for everyone on the team when I say it’s with a heavy heart that we are releasing our friend Peter “Ptr” Gurney from our roster. Peter has played an intricate roll for us since we signed with CLG in January of this year. He has been our designated AWPer and teammate since we began playing with him last year. Peter has had some amazing performances and has fought alongside us to achieve many hard-fought victories. We wish him the best in his future endeavors and look forward to seeing him in upcoming tournaments,” Fonseca said.

CLG are therefore currently left with this lineup:

United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
Canada Pujan "FNS" Mehta
United States James "hazed" Cobb
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik

With their declaration of seeking a fifth player in the immediate future, CLG will no doubt be making the news again once their roster is filled.

Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
781
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
#1
Mexico hu5h 
Expected
2015-04-29 22:58
2015-04-29 23:01
lol
2015-04-29 23:04
#143
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Ukraine petruska 
ahhaahh
2015-04-29 23:50
epic
2015-04-29 23:54
haha he was so embarrassed after the fail
2015-04-30 03:49
hehe, denied indeed
2015-04-29 23:07
Twice, wow
2015-04-29 23:40
hahah poor ptr!
2015-04-30 00:02
lol he fucked twice in a row xD LOL
2015-05-02 18:11
XDDDDD
2015-04-29 23:49
not fun :(
2015-04-29 23:53
feel so bad for him..
2015-04-30 00:09
#180
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Peru unfaithful93 
mOE inc
2015-04-30 00:11
idiot
2015-04-30 00:40
#216
 | 
Peru unfaithful93 
no
2015-04-30 00:53
moe is banned from valve sponsored events. why would he be picked up by a team. moron
2015-04-30 00:55
moe is not banned from sponsored events?
2015-04-30 01:29
#236
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Peru unfaithful93 
worst thing is that he is trying hard..
2015-04-30 02:01
trying? i figured he was banned along with the other NA players. he was involved in the betting shit after all. still, he is ESEA banned and not exactly the most desirable nor skilled player in NA so your original statement is still retarded.
2015-04-30 02:46
#248
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Peru unfaithful93 
wrong
2015-04-30 02:49
He is not included in the banned players list because he wasn't part of iBP when they threw he already on a different team and had nothing to do with it.
2015-04-30 03:35
afaik he still placed items on that match knowing ibp were throwing. he should be banned
2015-04-30 04:20
Your fucking cookoo m8
2015-04-30 04:35
you're* keep supporting your NA players. maybe one day they will win something
2015-04-30 04:41
k m8
2015-04-30 05:06
how does it feel to win something? :D
2015-05-01 21:59
pretty sure uk has won a lot more than latvia :D
2015-05-01 22:16
that was shazam m8
2015-04-30 07:01
AHHHAAHAHA +1
2015-04-30 00:32
#225
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Turkey ramowarr 
hahah
2015-04-30 01:21
+1 Expected
2015-04-30 00:39
Na SHUFFFFLLLEEE
2015-04-30 06:49
#2
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Finland IFK 
ehh ok.
2015-04-29 22:58
#136
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
Wouldn't you be tired of that voice nonstop talking?
2015-04-29 23:47
expected
2015-04-29 22:58
ooohhh
2015-04-29 22:58
#5
Poland exd13 
XD
2015-04-29 22:59
RIP [*]
2015-04-29 22:59
Hiko?
2015-04-29 22:59
perhaps not +hiko, but ptr to joing Hiko's new team as Skadoodle went c9
2015-04-30 00:02
hiko is going to join a team instead of making one now :(
2015-04-30 00:35
this
2015-04-30 01:32
..
2015-04-29 22:59
hiko inb4
2015-04-29 22:59
expected
2015-04-29 22:59
shazam inc?
2015-04-29 22:59
rip
2015-04-29 22:59
#16
Brazil s1mp 
-zqk + ptr
2015-04-29 22:59
-zqk +ptr -ptr +zqk keyd and clg are trading
2015-04-29 22:59
dont think keyd wants to make their roster worse
2015-04-30 00:09
ptr is way better than zqk LOL
2015-04-30 01:06
didnt expect this kapparino
2015-04-29 22:59
Hiko inc
2015-04-29 22:59
CLG shahzam CLG TOP111111111111111111111
2015-04-29 23:00
lmao xDDDDD
2015-04-30 00:57
If Shaz continues to play clutches like he did for C9, I wouldn't even think about him if I was CLG.
2015-04-30 04:39
That picture doe.
2015-04-29 23:00
KeyD will move to NA with ptr as coach --> best team NA
2015-04-29 23:00
this really could happen though. wouldnt suprise me at all.
2015-04-29 23:51
#200
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Especially the best team NA part... That's pretty sad :)
2015-04-30 00:33
#24
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Sweden Exxet 
good move
2015-04-29 23:00
Hiko
2015-04-29 23:00
#26
hypn | 
Serbia hypn` 
m0e or hiko inc
2015-04-29 23:00
I believe PTR's in-game attitude can motivate hiko. What are you waiting for Martin?
2015-04-29 23:00
gl dude
2015-04-29 23:00
:( Brazil <3 ptr
2015-04-29 23:01
#80
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Inb4 ptr joins KeyD :^)
2015-04-29 23:09
-zqk +ptr would be great =]
2015-04-29 23:55
However besides awp ptr is nothing even tarik said that ptr has a horrible rifle.
2015-04-30 00:06
#202
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Tarik also said they were one of the top 5 teams, look at them now.
2015-04-30 00:34
moe inc
2015-04-29 23:01
#31
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Argentina ccritical 
i wonder where he will be
2015-04-29 23:01
ITS HAPPENING
2015-04-29 23:01
+m0E! tarik and m0E are like BBFs XDD
2015-04-29 23:01
-1
2015-04-29 23:01
#181
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Peru unfaithful93 
+1 mOE inc
2015-04-30 00:13
No.
2015-04-30 00:20
#238
 | 
Netherlands EJVN 
hhahahaa they have the best relationship i swear. i love it when they are together on stream and they are playing. tarik is the type of the guy who is never going to lame on his teammates, while moe screams like a retard every time he gets killed :D
2015-04-30 02:08
hiko incoming
2015-04-29 23:01
#35
World DK- 
no more back massages for clg?
2015-04-29 23:01
+Tarik to AWP +Hiko Or they could've done +Ska +Hiko -FNS -ptr then yeah.. never mind =D
2015-04-29 23:01
It is FNS's team pretty much I don't think he can be kicked unless the org steps in. He's been on the roster for 3 years, even in 1.6
2015-04-29 23:20
what are you on about? you think he run some dictatorship in the clan or what? XD if they all 4 agree to kick him, then he cant say shit "oh guys its my clan you cant kick me" ?? bitch pls
2015-04-29 23:43
#204
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Welcome to CS, Italy. We actually call a team a team in the CS community, thanks for your understanding.
2015-04-30 00:35
Good luck brother.
2015-04-29 23:01
hope he is able to join another team, i kinda liked him
2015-04-29 23:01
a charismatic player
2015-04-29 23:01
zS
2015-04-29 23:01
full time keyd coach inc
2015-04-29 23:02
Nope
2015-04-29 23:03
This is probably just like what happened to Maikelele. Good player, but the in game comms and talk were too hyped and loud, too eccentric for the team so they ultimately cut him. Some people hate that shit, they think its counterproductive and annoying. Some players make it work. Nevertheless they're losing one of the best awpers NA. Not sure if it was the right call and whether or not this could've been internally resolved. We'll see what happens.
2015-04-29 23:02
LETS GO BOYS. WERE ONLY LOSING 15-0. WOOOOIOIIIIIOOH.
2015-04-29 23:23
#205
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Works for Keyd. So like others mentioned, Keyd coach.
2015-04-30 00:36
Ptr and Hiko team? Kappa
2015-04-29 23:02
#48
Poland vaph 
:(
2015-04-29 23:02
expected
2015-04-29 23:02
coach of Keyd confirmed
2015-04-29 23:02
I miss you already ptr.
2015-04-29 23:02
ptr and tarik are what make that team even remotely relevant.
2015-04-29 23:02
Very sad. I like this guy. Regards and best wishes from Poland to You Peter.
2015-04-29 23:03
shame tbh
2015-04-29 23:03
rip
2015-04-29 23:04
why ??? is he bad ?? i think he is an awesome player + fucking awesome guy
2015-04-29 23:04
-BOT FNS
2015-04-29 23:04
best awp na
2015-04-29 23:04
is mOE
2015-04-29 23:56
hiko to CLG
2015-04-29 23:04
#62
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
So who else is a better AWPer that can replace him? fl0m? m0E? can't see them picking up frozt
2015-04-29 23:04
most overrated player.
2015-04-29 23:04
totally
2015-04-30 11:37
CLG sucks anyway. They will prolly pick up Hiko and they'll still suck.
2015-04-29 23:05
nt 3rd world country
2015-04-30 02:03
you mad?
2015-04-30 16:51
y i be mad if i have food and you don't haha.
2015-05-01 01:40
shame, genuine good guy and decent player
2015-04-29 23:06
but why
2015-04-29 23:06
1st
2015-04-29 23:06
wow
2015-04-29 23:07
[*]
2015-04-29 23:07
I think he got fucked by C9 cause they chose Ska and he's now trying not to be teamless rofl Hiko and him may as well go cry together
2015-04-29 23:07
Sad Clg was savior for NA scene. But they released their awp player. Btw that is shameful They aren't kicking fns cuz he is worst player in their team
2015-04-29 23:07
#207
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
The IGL is allowed to play the worst in lower tier teams.
2015-04-30 00:37
Pronax?
2015-04-30 01:29
#230
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
I guess he is somewhat of an exception really. For most teams to be at the top it requires their IGL to kill shit aswell. I think TSM is quite the example. I've also seen Xizt do better and better and the same goes Ex6tenz. However I don't watch every single game so I don't think my opinion is worth too much. However going by this OP's post everyone should just kick their IGL since they're in most cases the worst player.
2015-04-30 01:34
Aiiight
2015-04-30 01:36
-zqk +Ptr
2015-04-29 23:08
[*]
2015-04-29 23:09
wtf0_0? gl ptr.
2015-04-29 23:09
PTR would be a great pickup for any NA org., I hope he finds a team he enjoys playing with :)
2015-04-29 23:10
#83
 | 
Slovakia janesick 
-ptr +shahzam :DDDDD [*] CLG
2015-04-29 23:11
Are yo fucking dumb shahzam is shit and should be on a esea main team
2015-04-29 23:49
#197
 | 
Slovakia janesick 
did you ever heard of irony? Or your Mystic mind is set too straightforward?
2015-04-30 00:29
Bestest London. Look up the difference between irony and sarcasm.
2015-04-30 00:54
ptr>fns=shazam
2015-04-29 23:14
Hiko makes the most sense.
2015-04-29 23:15
Incoming Hiko?
2015-04-29 23:16
plz not shazam... plz not him...
2015-04-29 23:16
+Hiko Shahzam would ruin snother team
2015-04-29 23:17
who will CLG pick up now? lmao there's like no other F/A awpers in NA.
2015-04-29 23:18
expected
2015-04-29 23:18
releasing their best player - gg.
2015-04-29 23:20
plz remove tarik really no skill fuking noobs
2015-04-29 23:20
nice b8
2015-04-29 23:26
#97
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Brazil VitorMed14 
He deserves a better time for sure.
2015-04-29 23:23
mmm this is depressing to watch... rip my skins...[*]
2015-04-29 23:23
.
2015-04-29 23:25
#99
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Greece her-1g 
he was too good for CLG to be honest.
2015-04-29 23:25
#101
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France cedd 
Hiko incoming
2015-04-29 23:26
Hope hiko doesn't go to clg.
2015-04-29 23:26
Hiko inc? i dont see any other player to join
2015-04-29 23:26
#108
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Poland FBDfx 
Carry Potter =(
2015-04-29 23:27
#113
United States Ood 
rip
2015-04-29 23:31
=(
2015-04-29 23:31
Meh. :(
2015-04-29 23:31
[*]
2015-04-29 23:32
Hiko Inc?
2015-04-29 23:34
bad , ptr is amazing player
2015-04-29 23:35
Please not moe ;((
2015-04-29 23:35
don't get this move at all. ptr seemed like such a good teammate.
2015-04-29 23:35
#123
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Sweden Mikacage 
hiko incoming
2015-04-29 23:35
#124
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Germany lpSykl 
why?
2015-04-29 23:36
#125
Finland mW 
MOE TIME!
2015-04-29 23:37
RIP ("__")
2015-04-29 23:39
+mOE =)
2015-04-29 23:43
Haha it's so going to be mOE.
2015-04-29 23:43
They should have -fns +hiko.... Bad move honestly
2015-04-29 23:43
There has been some leaks on tarik's stream pointing to -FNS
2015-04-29 23:50
can someone explain me why?? wasnt ptr one of the best awpers in NA?
2015-04-29 23:46
Probably horrible rifle, and heat within the theam #142
2015-04-30 00:07
so its gonna b -hiko -ptr whats are you think that?
2015-04-29 23:49
m0e inc
2015-04-29 23:50
that was a stupid move on CLG part. they should have dropped FNS. he is shit and brings the team down.
2015-04-29 23:52
Don't agree. FNS can really step it up when the team is doing bad.
2015-04-29 23:55
why ptr was kicked??
2015-04-30 00:00
would love to see keyd move to NA and ptr become the coach :D
2015-04-29 23:53
he is clearly going to c9...
2015-04-29 23:54
hey, retardman, c9 has already signed ska and freakazoid
2015-04-29 23:56
oh
2015-04-29 23:57
sry for bad words btw lil bit angry, broke my hand and it hurts ;(
2015-04-30 00:22
it's ok :)I haven't really watched clg since AWP movement nerf. Guess he's been really shit since then.
2015-04-30 01:53
i thought he has been playing really bad all the time, no? Yes, he had 1 moment, if im not mistaken against Titan on lan finals. But I guess thats not enough 4 pro playa ;(
2015-04-30 06:42
CLGs loss.. Peter deserves better anyway.
2015-04-29 23:54
AHAHA GG NERD
2015-04-29 23:55
Kind of surprising that they would remove ptr. I'm not saying he was the reason for their success, but when he joined the team they suddenly started to outplay a lot of the other teams in NA. Sometimes a single player makes more of an impact on a team than they may realize. That said, the team's likely potential is probably at its peak. FNS probably won't improve, and both hazed and cutler are pretty much as good as they'll get. So…here's to seeing what happens with CLG from now on I guess.
2015-04-29 23:56
what if they pick up shahzam and he find his old form? woooooo he was better than ptr inb4 if you remember :D that team was really good in summer 2014 don't know what happend to it
2015-04-30 00:02
The thing is CLG didn't start being consistent until the PTR pick up. I don't know why, but I wouldn't be surprised to see their form drop even with a possibly superior pick up. Shahzam has always been streaky, but I'd be surprised if they picked him up.
2015-04-30 02:47
Yes, you're right. He was the spirit of CLG, I remember how he talks on tarik stream, he was inspiring them to win and etc, he looked like good guy.
2015-04-30 21:57
-zqk +ptr keyd is moving to NA,why not ?
2015-04-29 23:57
Jdm64 maybe? Hiko? maybe but unlikely Relyks? maybe? These are the players i would think would be picked up
2015-04-29 23:57
So it's between relyks, shahzam, and hiko.
2015-04-29 23:58
nope hazed said that they are looking for players also from outside NA source: reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/34..
2015-04-30 04:49
This is gay ptr was the best player on CLG and they kick him.
2015-04-30 00:02
Keyd moving to NA, ptr leaving CLG. ptr new coach of Keyd, hltv confirmed
2015-04-30 00:05
They need an AWPer to replace him. I doubt Hiko will replace him. Shazam maybe, after his dismal performances online and the last few LANs, I doubt CLG want him. Too bad skadoodle got picked up. I was thinking maybe JDM may come back since he played with these guys before as a team. Other than that, I can't think of any other free agent NA AWPers. Maybe Moe, but I doubt he has what it takes to be a better team member than PTR.
2015-04-30 00:06
He will be Keyd coach now,good luck with them ptr.Keyd Top 5 team now. Kappa ofcourse
2015-04-30 00:06
They fucked up. Now they're stuck with either moe or shahzam, both are a downgrade.
2015-04-30 00:08
ptr is going to replace ska in hiko's dreamteam
2015-04-30 00:08
JDM to ptr. CLG wanted a buff,attractive player on the team like others and also JDM is very strong handshaker
2015-04-30 00:09
he retired??
2015-04-30 00:15
They replaced JDM with ptr in the first place. OLD Netcodeguides lineup that lost 16-0,16-3 to VP : JDM ReltuC FNS Hazed Lucky hltv.org/legacy/match/2291664-virtuspro-..
2015-04-30 00:18
Poland love you ptr and wishes you good luck <3 ;p ;p ;p
2015-04-30 00:09
+Hiko confirmed?
2015-04-30 00:10
I don't get it, he was good.......
2015-04-30 00:16
kStars ptr
2015-04-30 00:16
Unless hiko joins CLG and they have someone else who can awp at ptr's level this is the dumbest decision of all time.
2015-04-30 00:18
Unless CLG signs a good player,CLG will be back to NCG Level. hltv.org/legacy/match/2291664-virtuspro-.. [*]
2015-04-30 00:20
hltv.org/match/2295448-clg-fenix-fire-cs.. If they picked up JDM again they're morons. I bet the team chemistry goes to shit and they're back at NCG status.
2015-04-30 00:22
RiP CLG, u wont win sh*t now
2015-04-30 00:21
IT'S OK IT'S OK
2015-04-30 00:23
NA SHUFFLE BABY
2015-04-30 00:26
Hiko in Counter-Logic Gaming ? That would be amazing :D Let's hope he join the team and get sucess ! <3
2015-04-30 00:27
#196
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Andorra Pocoto 
[*]
2015-04-30 00:27
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ptr pls... thats sad :(
2015-04-30 00:32
wait what?
2015-04-30 00:33
clg top10 NA now fucking noobs
2015-04-30 00:37
#211
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
lol real? Stupid move by CLG.
2015-04-30 00:41
#212
Germany 6D- 
ptr <3
2015-04-30 00:44
the PTR/CLG split is stupid on both sides. I feel like this was retaliation for PTR trying out for c9, but who are CLG going to bring in? they have always been a team with a need for awp picks and solid rifle play. Only players worth bringing in to fill that role would be adren maybe moE, but that is just moving sideways in skill and losing substantial team work.
2015-04-30 00:51
according to hazed posts on reddit, hazed and ptr were informed that they might get cut for other players and ptr took it very personally and effectively cut ties with the team, leading to this. He might not have even been cut
2015-04-30 01:12
ptr
2015-04-30 00:51
ptr coaching for Keyd confirmed
2015-04-30 00:57
-ptr +jdm64
2015-04-30 01:06
noooooooooo
2015-04-30 01:23
hiko incoming
2015-04-30 01:36
if m0e joined clg the team would die of horrendous man baby laughters and terrifying screeches of babies getting burned to a crisp along with increased amounts of rage every time m0e loses his temper because he missed his shot due to him jerking his balls off but no srsly m0e is a great guy just not for clg rip clg 2015 [*]
2015-04-30 01:36
[*] for CLG
2015-04-30 01:37
poor choice
2015-04-30 02:10
#240
 | 
Norway norskeN 
are you braindamaged or?
2015-04-30 02:11
the heart of clg released. gonna miss the times he has with team
2015-04-30 02:24
one question: why???
2015-04-30 02:35
tarik probably goling to go full time awp and they'll try pick up hiko
2015-04-30 02:40
"I think its not secret we had gunned for Skadoodle. With him signing to C9, we are exploring options. NA is not the only region we are exploring." reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/34..
2015-04-30 04:51
#250
 | 
Brazil PHOntivero 
PTR should become Keyd's coach now. JK, he's an awesome player and i wish that he finds another team soon :)
2015-04-30 03:30
Hiko said hes open to any offers, would be intelligent for CLG to pursue him imo.
2015-04-30 03:36
#262
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
Not sure why cutler wasn't shown the boot, lol. Bigger problems in the team other than PTR, and he was probably up there as one of their best two players. I'm confused.
2015-04-30 04:57
He said stuff that burned the bridge between him and some one/people in CLG (not hazed)
2015-04-30 05:34
#265
 | 
Brazil VitorMed14 
I was expecting a better team for ptr, but who knows ... Let's see it.
2015-04-30 06:17
lol that statement
2015-04-30 10:21
team spirit is dead;(
2015-04-30 13:13
rip clg
2015-04-30 14:11
RIP CLG. kicking there best player, make sens. only c9 who can bring somthing for NA now when swag have his ban lifted
2015-04-30 16:00
An american unable to spell "role" is very very impressive.
2015-04-30 16:37
#279
hampus | 
World mjuddi 
gg's clg
2015-04-30 17:08
BOT ptr
2015-04-30 17:23
He has 4 CLG stickers on his Dragon Lore hahahah
2015-05-03 13:33
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