CLG complete jdm64 signing

MIRAA
June 2nd, 2015 22:12

CLG have announced that Josh "jdm64" Marzano will complete their CS:GO team.

The North American team had been scouring the market for a new fifth player since parting ways with their AWPer, Peter "ptr" Gurney, following a series of mixed results in online and offline matches.

Last month, CLG surprisingly announced that they were accepting applications from players from all over the world as they looked to find the replacement for ptr, who has since linked up with Luminosity Gaming.


CLG finally complete their lineup 

Many believed that the move would see CLG tap into European talent, like Luminosity and ACE Gaming have recently done, but the team have instead gone for Josh "jdm64" Marzano, this way recreating the old NetcodeGuides roster.

"The addition of Josh as the 5th and final member of our CS:GO squad provides a solid foundation for the team to grow into the kind of top tier athletes that we believe they can be," said CLG general manager Matt "MaTTcom" Marikian.

"Given his previous history with the team they will, out the gate, have an excellent rapport that we can utilize to enhance communications and planning.

"Josh is hungry and ready to do what it takes to be the kind of team player CLG needs and we are excited to have him competing for us."

CLG currently lie in sixth place in the ESL ESEA Pro League, while they sit second in CEVO Professional. This weekend, the team will be competing in HTC Reborn Invitational, a $10,000 tournament with eight teams.

With jdm64's signing, CLG now have:

United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
Canada Pujan "FNS" Mehta
United States James "hazed" Cobb
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano 

Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
28
Team:
No 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:
776
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
990
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
Norway lar$$ 
expected
2015-06-02 22:12
they took the wrong josh
2015-06-02 22:13
they ll be tier 2 forever
2015-06-02 22:17
with fns yeah
2015-06-02 22:19
this >
2015-06-02 23:04
+1
2015-06-03 02:07
+1
2015-06-03 23:36
tier 2? lol.
2015-06-03 09:49
#144
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Germany lawlig 
All na teams are tier 2 teams :3
2015-06-03 13:41
unexpected, he's just gonna whiff and retire in a few weeks anyway fan of watching him play but i feel like this is just a bad decision oh well, gl clg
2015-06-02 22:15
Who would you have picked?
2015-06-03 01:46
Assuming CLG were interested in europeans, there are a LOT of free agents who could be good replacements.
2015-06-03 02:17
cool
2015-06-02 22:12
hothothot
2015-06-02 22:33
woot
2015-06-02 22:12
ok
2015-06-02 22:12
first
2015-06-02 22:13
#7
Zeus | 
Hungary DeliA- 
noice
2015-06-02 22:13
#9
shox | 
Sweden okaynoyes 
RIP
2015-06-02 22:13
RIP CLG
2015-06-02 22:13
ncggggggggg
2015-06-02 22:13
oh jdm is back? wonder how long it'll take him to "retire" again ;)
2015-06-02 22:13
#13
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Romania WOTAN 
[*]
2015-06-02 22:13
Chokerino
2015-06-02 22:13
better than moe
2015-06-02 22:13
#18
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Chile MrJav1er 
gl <3 clg
2015-06-02 22:13
#22
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Ukraine gungrave 
2015-06-02 22:14
rofl at the league player
2015-06-02 22:17
>regarded as one of the greatest Awpers in Counter Strike history youtube.com/watch?v=uLfC3JAGaGM
2015-06-02 22:27
adren: known as one of the best aimers in the professional scene what?
2015-06-02 22:41
css sir
2015-06-03 00:42
thoorin was laughing on twitter as well about the whole ad with moe anc adren.
2015-06-03 08:47
They were all lagging though...
2015-06-02 22:46
Moe whiffs way more than any "professional if that's what you wanna call him" player I've seen. Lag or not.
2015-06-03 03:14
imaq is actually a really chilled and cool streamer really nice guy and good player no haterino pls
2015-06-02 22:58
#23
Korea yuh 
such fast much wow
2015-06-02 22:14
Better than ptr ? REALLY BROOO...
2015-06-02 22:14
#25
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France shiGERU. 
lol
2015-06-02 22:14
thatt spelling error @MIRAA
2015-06-02 22:15
he was an far above average awper last time i saw him in action. could be a good pick.
2015-06-02 22:15
JDM has always been a teir 2 awp, reason he wasn't on the team. Either way PTR>>>> jdm
2015-06-02 22:20
but he just needs to buy supex0 and he will be a god.
2015-06-02 22:22
HE needs to buy fluskflushas hax to be good
2015-06-02 22:27
flushas hack was obviously shiat
2015-06-02 22:27
#101
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
No m8 all he needs is FinalMouse to become mlg
2015-06-03 00:02
i read about FinalMouse and thought about buying. but i would also get a private aimbot with recoil-control-system for that amount of money. so i dont need a good mouse.
2015-06-03 02:56
That is not the reason why. It was internal problems. jdm64 is more than capable for NA tier 1 he's got a better awp than adreN.
2015-06-03 03:16
#29
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Costa Rica Gomezio 
Y'all motherfuckers are stupid, JDM is good.
2015-06-02 22:15
gl
2015-06-02 22:15
#31
Canada GDB2 
CLG really needs to winout @ ESL/ESEA if they want to make it to the lan finals. Sadly, they're facing c9 tonight!
2015-06-02 22:15
ptr with half a brain and one arm is better than this guy.
2015-06-02 22:16
jdm is good
2015-06-02 22:16
#39
France B0u  
nice jdm is a fuckin god! Remember the NetcodeGuide Team :D
2015-06-02 22:17
Yeah i mean they beat IBP in their prime. Kappa
2015-06-02 22:21
At least it's not Lucky.
2015-06-02 22:18
Out of everyone they pick him. Jesus no one must of wanted to join. He's not bad but they really should of done something else.
2015-06-02 22:18
-FNS +desi +jdm
2015-06-02 22:19
RiP mOE
2015-06-02 22:20
RIP CLG, worst pick up
2015-06-02 22:21
RiP cadiaN
2015-06-02 22:22
#51
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Wow.. so much hate. If JDM_64 rly prac that awp he can be rly good. he had already made some sick shoots! Good luck CLG :) !
2015-06-02 22:23
#52
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
jdm retire AGAIN in 1 month
2015-06-02 22:23
#54
United States 0PiE 
GL!
2015-06-02 22:25
LOL from ptr to jdm GG was fun to see netcodeguides be good while it lasted. they have peeked and now they are done boys
2015-06-02 22:25
they peaked months ago against ldlc rofl
2015-06-02 22:45
Decent pick up and I see it working but clg still need some fundamental changes to compete at the top
2015-06-02 22:26
great!
2015-06-02 22:27
#60
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Finland no_man 
rip
2015-06-02 22:27
good replacement fot ptr
2015-06-02 22:28
probably the best they could've done given what was available. unfortunately for them, I don't see any improvement coming soon for clg as a team
2015-06-02 22:31
#64
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
bad choice ... jDM is sou-sou !
2015-06-02 22:33
#66
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
nice CLG u were moved now from TOP 1-2 NA to TOP 4-5 great Tarik + Roca these two guys more talented and wasting time in teams which never gonna get win anything ...
2015-06-02 22:34
lol. tarik should just join C9 at this point
2015-06-02 22:35
#68
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North America Foxaika 
Not really surprising. He's been the leading candidate for awhile it seems.
2015-06-02 22:36
nice :)
2015-06-02 22:37
Isn't this the old NCG line-up?
2015-06-02 22:41
rip xD
2015-06-02 22:42
certainly a downgrade from ptr but the best available awper. This team has to be managed by a retard to not want to replace FNS.
2015-06-02 22:42
scummed ptr thinking they would get ska and now they're stuck with jdm LOL GOTEEEEEEEEM
2015-06-02 22:42
[*] CLG [*] NA CS [*] drama
2015-06-02 22:45
#79
United States mah9 
mediocre, remember last time he left the same lineup he rather joyously announced it on twitter. doesn't seem like the best idea to force themselves back together cuz they have $ now.
2015-06-02 22:50
#80
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Spain akproxx 
rip
2015-06-02 22:52
Jdm seems like a really cool guy. I think he will fit in with the team in terms of friendship and chemistry, also love to hear hes dedicated n full time :) gl <3
2015-06-02 22:52
this is the guy that warden called an idiot on steels(?) stream
2015-06-02 22:56
who
2015-06-02 22:59
first mistake was dropping PTR instead of FNS. FNS is the cancer of this team and they will never be good with him.
2015-06-02 23:05
that* HLTV what are you playing at
2015-06-02 23:14
nice the old ncg roster who needed ibp to throw to qualify to lan
2015-06-02 23:14
#91
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
And what exactly will jdm do that ptr couldn't?
2015-06-02 23:16
#92
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Maldives YQKKE Q_Q 
hazed looks like pithecanthrope :s
2015-06-02 23:21
#93
GuardiaN | 
Sweden kvNr 
rip
2015-06-02 23:21
Very expected. I see him tonight.
2015-06-02 23:34
Accepted apps from all over the world and didn't try anyone new really lmao ofc shit team doesn't even watch demos
2015-06-02 23:39
rip mOE
2015-06-02 23:46
rip clg, they now became a tier 3 team [*] [*] [*] [*] [*]
2015-06-02 23:48
lets be honest, they where never tier 1.
2015-06-02 23:52
prolly the best they could have picked up tbh, GL
2015-06-02 23:56
back to step 1 again, struggling vs na teams
2015-06-03 00:01
-jdm64 +m0E
2015-06-03 00:18
Wont win anything ever.
2015-06-03 01:01
rip clg
2015-06-03 01:09
[*]
2015-06-03 01:50
#112
kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
Lets Light A Candle For CLG [*]
2015-06-03 02:33
gl C9! hope they can do some work :)
2015-06-03 02:35
what a downgrade from PTR to JDM lol...so sad for these guys that they fucked themselves
2015-06-03 02:42
You are retarded, ptr is inconsistent and not even that good. JDM got kicked from the team because of arguments with FNS about 7 months ago and ptr replaced him. If that never happened JDM would still be on the team anyways, he is way better than ptr
2015-06-03 03:26
LOL! And you are calling me retarded...If you think JDM is better than PTR, you should stop talking...do we not remember the ESEA LAN where JDM missed every shot he took?
2015-06-03 08:39
#117
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
Back to 2014 Netcode Guides...
2015-06-03 03:02
lmfao this guy retires everytime a team cuts him, but then he hops on 1 of his friend's team when one of them go big or get an org
2015-06-03 03:04
Retards are so clueless. This was the old Netcode lineup which caused lots of upset and the team chemistry will be great. Gl CLG
2015-06-03 03:04
the old netcode pug lineup :)
2015-06-03 03:08
Yeah only with tarik being top 3 NA and cutler, hazed and FNS just getting a lot better.
2015-06-03 11:32
#122
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Brazil Luca0 
jdm is really good player. Best of luck to CLG !
2015-06-03 03:13
why NA continues to make bad moves?
2015-06-03 03:22
Just wanted to correct this post, this isn't the same lineup that went to ESEA s16 finals. tarik wasn't on the team yet, Lucky was. This is the same team that went to the CEVO finals a little bit after that though. hltv.org/news/15091-clg-complete-jdm64-s..
2015-06-03 03:23
jdm isnt that good. rip clg
2015-06-03 03:28
jdm is actually one of the most stable awpers in na, their biggest issue still remains the dedication and willingness to work really hard tho
2015-06-03 05:43
He whiffs more than Maikelelelelelelelelelelele, thats not a stable awper...
2015-06-03 10:04
bear in mind that he wasnt even close to fulltime gaming till this point
2015-06-03 14:46
And? He has been playing with CLG now for at least 5 games, he hasn't impressed me as much as ptr did.
2015-06-03 15:46
there is noone that can jump into fulltime gaming and deliver world class performances after a few couple of days
2015-06-03 16:08
rip
2015-06-03 06:26
bb CLG :c
2015-06-03 08:36
Not nice ,ugly
2015-06-03 10:10
Now -fns -culter -hazed -jdm64 +good players then maybe top 20, as much as i like them, this line up is pure shit, basically tarik vs 5
2015-06-03 11:29
So much hate for JDM... I've played on a team with him before and not only is he a great awper (both t and ct side), but he has a great attitude. I think he's an asset for any team, especially CLG which has apparently been suffering from some chemistry issues lately. I know people are obsessed with ptr because he had 1 good LAN showing with them, but picking up josh (again) shows that they know what they were missing.
2015-06-03 12:34
jdm is not the perfect replacement, but I think he can be better than ptr. Idk why but people overrate ptr so much. He is super inconsistent, and if you check his stats of 2015 LANs, you will see that he was the worst with the IGL FNS. He was supposed to be their star player with tarik, but he has been slumping for ages now. Don't know how he has been for LG so far, but I'm interested to see if his LAN slump will continue with them.
2015-06-03 16:42
JDM has an awesome attitude and is a great awper. This can be a good thing if CLeGos can get their shit together
2015-06-03 17:31
He was the best player on old NCG and the best NA awper except for Ska, if he practice and gets at least as good as he used to be, then great things could happen to CLG.
2015-06-03 18:31
Now replace Hazed or FNS (with a better leader), and they can compete
2015-06-03 18:45
lol clg.. tarik join up with cloud 9 already.. -seangares + tarik
2015-06-03 19:55
i'm suprised they think people actually give a crap lmao, clg is a joke, tarik is downhill, dazed is bad, fns is turtle. easy skins betting against. cheers
2015-06-03 21:21
Catchy name
2015-06-03 22:41
holy shit FNS looks like a scary ass zombie
2015-06-04 14:53
athletes though.
2015-06-05 02:37
Lul
2016-07-19 22:28
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