FNS steps down from CLG

Pujan "FNS" Mehta has stepped down from CLG's roster, the organization announced on their website alongside rebuilding the infrastructure of the CS:GO team.

CLG have been unable to pass the group stage of nearly every international event they've attended recently, including ESL ESEA Pro League Finals, IEM San Jose, RGN Pro Series Championship and DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca.

Despite trying to restructure by transferring leadership to Stephen "⁠reltuC⁠" Cutler from Pujan "⁠FNS⁠" Mehta, results haven't improved and FNS was unable to step up in the individual department despite lifting leadership off his shoulders.


FNS no longer part of CLG

As a result, CLG have decided to make a move, which sees the Canadian leave the roster. It doesn't look like the team has found a definitive replacement as of now, as CLG will be collecting applications to fill in the blank.

Apart from changing the roster, CLG also announced that they will be restructuring in the coaching department and support staff, although it remains to be revealed whether Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita's stint with the team at recent events will become a long-time deal.

"I don't want to play this game for financial stability. I want to win, and we were never going to win with that five. I'm planning on taking a bit of a break to see what kind of opportunities present themselves." Mehta revealed to HLTV.org.

CLG now have:

United States Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik
United States James "⁠hazed⁠" Cobb
United States Josh "⁠jdm64⁠" Marzano
United States Stephen "⁠reltuC⁠" Cutler 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
212
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
248
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
rip :D
2015-12-15 18:39
17 replies
NA scene :D Tier 2 forever.
2015-12-15 19:17
15 replies
"I want to win, and we were never going to win with that five." Lol'd at this. He was the worst player in the team anyway. He is never gonna win anything. Not like any better team would be interested to take in such a bad player.
2015-12-15 21:18
14 replies
lol you failed to understand that he was actually taking the blame on his own statement so he left
2015-12-15 21:23
13 replies
Nah, he didn't.
2015-12-15 21:37
11 replies
#251
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North America noahB_
lol ur comprehension skills much bad nt allu, go back in ur sauna
2015-12-15 22:16
10 replies
He is talking about himself, not the team. If he said "The team wanted to win, and were never going to win with that five" it would be a different case. Now he is obviously stating he wants to win, but he can't in that team, so he is leaving. Possibly to a better team which he will never get. Neither will he ever even get that financial stability through cs anymore.
2015-12-15 23:39
7 replies
You're interpreting it totally wrong, all the CLG guys are great friends, and FNS is too nice to say something like that. He meant it a different way than you think. He has been living with these people..
2015-12-16 00:17
5 replies
NICE TRY TARIK :)(:
2015-12-16 17:36
What if I tell you, you are interpreting it totally wrong? If he really meant what you're claiming he did, he would put it out whole different way than that.
2015-12-16 19:23
3 replies
I respectfully disagree. He's not going to outright shit on himself, he still thinks he is a good player and wants people to see him that way so he can continue professionally. But in my opinion he would never blame his teammates fully as you are saying he is.
2015-12-17 01:08
2 replies
But thats what he said. He wants to win, but he cant win in that team. If he didn't mean what he said, he should have said it differently.
2015-12-17 23:30
1 reply
No... he said "we were never going to win with that five". We both interpret this different ways and that's the end of it. We disagree, neither of us will convince the other of otherwise and unless you know FNS personally, we will never know exactly what he meant.
2015-12-17 23:58
He's blaming himself for the cause of the results for all five players. He subliminally blamed himself, hence he stepped down cause he thinks they could do way better without him.
2015-12-16 05:56
Come on ffs. He's outright saying HE wants to win, but that wasn't possible with THAT team. How can you misunderstand this, being a murger and all...
2015-12-16 00:39
1 reply
Thats what I'm thinking too.
2015-12-16 19:21
+1
2015-12-15 22:16
so FNS to C9? Keepo
2015-12-15 21:37
expected
2015-12-15 18:40
1 reply
+ m0E
2015-12-15 23:27
Damn
2015-12-15 18:39
n1
2015-12-15 18:39
1 reply
black skeleton left clg
2015-12-15 23:27
wat!!
2015-12-15 18:39
expected
2015-12-15 18:39
rip
2015-12-15 18:39
gg
2015-12-15 18:39
First
2015-12-15 18:39
1 reply
nt
2015-12-15 18:46
expected
2015-12-15 18:39
+m0e Kappa
2015-12-15 18:39
nice
2015-12-15 18:39
expected
2015-12-15 18:40
FINALLY
2015-12-15 18:40
#20
cyx | 
Chile L1PPE
nice for the team or him?
2015-12-15 18:40
1 reply
ok
2015-12-15 18:52
steel
2015-12-15 18:40
expected
2015-12-15 18:40
Cloud9 FNS
2015-12-15 18:40
AZK TO CLG EASY
2015-12-15 18:40
4 replies
ur trolling, but i think it could work. He and cutler are very good anchors and decent fraggers, tarik could have more space and hazed needs to stepup a little bit
2015-12-15 18:48
1 reply
I'm not actually trolling this time, it could work. He gets unbanned from most leagues very soon, and he confirmed o stream last night that he would go back to playing if there is something to play for
2015-12-15 18:51
yes
2015-12-15 21:29
1 reply
He is the
2015-12-16 12:41
ripfns
2015-12-15 18:40
more than expected.... next one is JDM...
2015-12-15 18:40
2 replies
Lolnope
2015-12-15 19:10
Funny.
2015-12-15 19:35
mOE INC
2015-12-15 18:41
RIP INDIAN SCENE first valens now FNS. omg who will be next?
2015-12-15 18:41
10 replies
Is valens indian?
2015-12-15 18:46
Is there anyone left?
2015-12-15 18:58
8 replies
yes on India Gaming Carnival
2015-12-15 19:04
1 reply
haaahaahaa :d
2015-12-15 19:24
they need new indian i nominate this guy i.imgur.com/Da4fn4Q.png very good player
2015-12-15 19:47
5 replies
No. some american orgs are trying to get in contact with me so that i can be a part of their team. Which team do you think i should join?
2015-12-15 20:00
4 replies
clg red
2015-12-15 20:05
3 replies
Reqt
2015-12-15 21:00
ahahahaha
2015-12-15 21:18
#275
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United States konantb
rip indistan
2015-12-15 23:31
predictable
2015-12-15 18:41
STEPPING DOWN EleGiggle BOT FNS
2015-12-15 18:41
+hiko?
2015-12-15 18:41
FNS to Complexity?
2015-12-15 18:41
#40
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Poland Redrumowy
m0e inc
2015-12-15 18:41
C9 FNS?!?!?! kappa
2015-12-15 18:42
4 replies
#71
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Brazil 1kuNg
nt maniac
2015-12-15 18:46
3 replies
#125
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Mexico tscXvnx
bot maniac
2015-12-15 19:01
2 replies
C9 Cutler pls...guys insaaane
2015-12-15 21:01
1 reply
#276
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United States konantb
C9 Cutler pls...guys insaaanely bad
2015-12-15 23:32
expected
2015-12-15 18:42
C9 FNS inc
2015-12-15 18:42
"we were never going to win with that five" That's not really a surprise. NA is so far behind that their best bet is a Brazilian team.
2015-12-15 18:42
rip [*]
2015-12-15 18:42
expected
2015-12-15 18:42
expected, gl $tewie2k ~~
2015-12-15 18:43
EZ FOR PITA
2015-12-15 18:43
whadafak
2015-12-15 18:43
cya
2015-12-15 18:43
rip good person
2015-12-15 18:43
- HAZED. please.
2015-12-15 18:44
CLG m0E
2015-12-15 18:44
No one wants to play for trash CLG anyway they won't find a better replacement for FNS even though he's bad.
2015-12-15 18:44
CLG Twist
2015-12-15 18:44
he looks like achmed the dead terrorist a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/sta..
2015-12-15 18:45
CLG M0e
2015-12-15 18:45
good luck in the future m8
2015-12-15 18:45
find another business :)
2015-12-15 18:45
allu!
2015-12-15 18:45
2 replies
Why would he join such a shit team? He can make better team even out of finns.
2015-12-15 21:25
1 reply
Last time I checked roccat got rekt at the qualifiers by American teams
2015-12-15 22:23
respect for atleast being honest in his statement
2015-12-15 18:45
rip fns you will be missed
2015-12-15 18:46
gipsy out
2015-12-15 18:46
lmao
2015-12-15 18:47
#78
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Russia r4jkkYNWA
Rip ANELE
2015-12-15 18:47
His singing will be greatly missed
2015-12-15 18:48
#85
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Finland fr0zeNid
THERE IS A GOD
2015-12-15 18:48
NA IGLs are becoming more and more visible to being shit players. sg@res, valens, now fns. I think there is a culling happening.
2015-12-15 18:49
CLG seangares
2015-12-15 18:49
+ROCA GGWP
2015-12-15 18:50
expected
2015-12-15 18:50
+MOE!
2015-12-15 18:51
3 replies
are you really that stupid?
2015-12-15 18:55
2 replies
moe is great person, humble and very friendly, he makes gambling look fun and good. also top 3 sniper in whole world
2015-12-15 19:00
1 reply
so I'm assuming by your response that you're being sarcastic, which then I'd agree with... but I've learned that kids in this community post serious delusional posts like this so I seriously can't tell if that is sarcastic or not :P :/
2015-12-17 21:31
#96
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Norway SlimeThug
Could've been Stewie2k after some lan experience, but I'm guessing roca is the best option available?
2015-12-15 18:51
3 replies
sry mate this spot has already given to allu
2015-12-15 18:56
2 replies
they don't need another awper
2015-12-15 19:00
1 reply
why not chrisj + allu was pretty good combo in mousesports
2015-12-15 19:07
+swag top3 NA
2015-12-15 18:51
+MOE
2015-12-15 18:52
lmao, step down,, hes the anchor to this this team...they should only improve from this point.
2015-12-15 18:52
Expected ;)
2015-12-15 18:53
finally
2015-12-15 18:53
#105
fnx | 
Iceland PrTz1
AHHAHAHA BYE BOT FNS
2015-12-15 18:54
sgares inc
2015-12-15 18:56
FeelsBadMan, good luck.
2015-12-15 18:56
-tarik +boltz +steel (the good steel, not steal)
2015-12-15 18:56
2 replies
White steel > black steel
2015-12-15 22:20
1 reply
+1
2015-12-15 23:21
c9 fns
2015-12-15 18:57
"I don't want to play this game for financial stability. I want to win, and we were never going to win with that five." he was in all games the last one ...
2015-12-15 18:58
-hazed +pronax +azk (confirmed he will be playing again)
2015-12-15 18:58
good decision , fns unskilled.
2015-12-15 18:59
#119
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United Kingdom _mooon
"Mehta was unable to step up in the individual department despite lifting leadership off his shoulders." ?? Honestly, I feel like he did step up individually.
2015-12-15 18:59
2 replies
This He never really seemed to miss frags he shouldn't have (no more than the rest of CLG anyways).
2015-12-15 19:12
#292
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World ZMDR
+1
2015-12-16 14:00
sgares inc
2015-12-15 18:59
When he finally got better.
2015-12-15 18:59
#124
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Russia Reph
Shrood
2015-12-15 19:00
#126
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Russia Reph
AZK
2015-12-15 19:01
expected
2015-12-15 19:03
hades inc
2015-12-15 19:03
1 reply
Kappa?
2015-12-15 20:47
rip
2015-12-15 19:04
MOE INC
2015-12-15 19:07
rip no improvements no wins
2015-12-15 19:08
pronax
2015-12-15 19:08
why didnt he do this 10 months ago, at least it finally happened
2015-12-15 19:08
CLG steel inc .
2015-12-15 19:10
stewie would literally be perfect lmao
2015-12-15 19:11
Light a candle for hindu CS
2015-12-15 19:11
#143
RpK | 
Iceland pumtac
Deserved
2015-12-15 19:13
Destroyed by ebola :(
2015-12-15 19:14
CLG's biggest problem is that they'd always mess up crucial rounds (e.g., money-fuck rounds and anti-ecos). FNS is a good player. He's very good at positionally out-playing other players and the chemistry him and Tarik had was superb. I'd still choose him over atleast half of the players in NA Invite. Hopefully another team picks him up.
2015-12-15 19:15
#147
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Japan kitzune
could you ask Tarik to step it up as well before they all delete you from steam friends? Thank you
2015-12-15 19:16
Dark people are too low for CS. This is a fact.
2015-12-15 19:16
2 replies
tell this spawn
2015-12-16 19:48
1 reply
it was the beginning. when the shit got real he had to retire
2015-12-16 20:23
The story of CLG = inconsistent. Hazed is a huge weakness to this team and they aren't going to become more consistent by having him on the roster. Sorry but it's true.
2015-12-15 19:17
1 reply
Hazed was most likely going to get dropped. That's y he's been playing insane lately
2015-12-15 19:52
+allu?
2015-12-15 19:17
CLG GeT_RiGhT kappa
2015-12-15 19:20
expected + koosta
2015-12-15 19:20
great, now they only need to remove cutler and hazed also
2015-12-15 19:22
Expected
2015-12-15 19:29
This mOE + tarik combo will be hilarious :D
2015-12-15 19:29
kick hazed.. he is pretty trash too
2015-12-15 19:30
+seangares
2015-12-15 19:30
finally fucking bot
2015-12-15 19:31
hazed next
2015-12-15 19:33
#166
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Belarus Starvoid
FINALLY
2015-12-15 19:34
mOE to clg woo
2015-12-15 19:35
farewell mr skeltal, you will be missed
2015-12-15 19:35
c9 fns
2015-12-15 19:38
Finally lol... they still need hazed and JDM64%AWPmissrate to step down then something can actually happen with this team
2015-12-15 19:39
get burnt clg
2015-12-15 19:41
Ok moe show ur skillz!!!! Glhf
2015-12-15 19:47
MOE TO CLG , GOGO MOE
2015-12-15 19:50
good riddance
2015-12-15 19:52
#183
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Hungary SancheZjr
CLG DaZeD
2015-12-15 20:00
na shit anyway, who cares lol
2015-12-15 20:00
Congratulations to ryx on becoming the new igl of CLG.
2015-12-15 20:00
[*]
2015-12-15 20:03
+azk ( north american player but the titan he is the french stars )
2015-12-15 20:04
about fucking time
2015-12-15 20:04
+swag
2015-12-15 20:05
Get_right is coming to CLG
2015-12-15 20:05
hahaha that noob
2015-12-15 20:06
ANELE
2015-12-15 20:12
It is going to be sancz.
2015-12-15 20:24
+moe
2015-12-15 20:26
"I don't wanna be in this team for financial stability" something fox will never understand
2015-12-15 20:30
+ NAF FLY/RUSH/ROCA EZZZZZ
2015-12-15 20:33
Allu will not join any team in 2015, imo he's gonna create new team in 2016 with pronax and others guys, mby Devilwalk cuz pronax said sth.
2015-12-15 20:34
Well, I don't get it anyway. It seems like they're not willing to learn/study/improve strategies. They're literally a pug team. Liquid improved so much tactical wise while CLG is still on the same level like a year ago.
2015-12-15 20:48
#208
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United States MDDDDDD
FINALLY
2015-12-15 20:48
about time. they should have gotten rid of him before they got rid of PTR. fns is pure dogshit.
2015-12-15 20:50
#210
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Brazil hugoooo
ryx plz
2015-12-15 20:51
gl fns! :)
2015-12-15 20:59
#215
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Finland Emvi
one of the requirements is "fluent in english". so stop saying clg allu :D
2015-12-15 21:00
"I want to win, and we were never going to win with that five. I'm planning on taking a bit of a break to see what kind of opportunities present themselves." You're not gonna get a better team than CLG.
2015-12-15 21:04
Finally he steps down he has always been the weak link in clg but then you considered that he was the igl but since cutler took the igl role hes useless now
2015-12-15 21:04
GET_RIGHT IN CLG CONFIRMED. HOLY MAGNETS
2015-12-15 21:07
"CLG steel" would sure be nice, but unfortunately the unprecedented lifetime ban for something that was at the time only considered ethically and not legally wrong persists.
2015-12-15 21:18
#231
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Finland Costeri
-FNS +minim0E -JDM +m0E
2015-12-15 21:28
#234
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United States n3h
CLG Moe C9 FNS
2015-12-15 21:29
#235
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Sweden hazelmn
he was worst on the line.
2015-12-15 21:31
#236
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Sweden hazelmn
this is just good for CLG. bring in m0e or someone like that. if i see lillman on this lineup im gonna cry and pray [*]
2015-12-15 21:35
finaly
2015-12-15 21:37
+f0rest!
2015-12-15 21:38
here are your oppertunities; NA tier5 team
2015-12-15 21:42
damn this guy looks 50
2015-12-15 21:49
abed? anyone? :(
2015-12-15 21:50
pyth incoming
2015-12-15 21:57
#247
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Sweden godname
finaly maybe clg can do something now xd
2015-12-15 22:04
+koosta
2015-12-15 22:08
#257
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Brazil RisenNTC
finally gl
2015-12-15 22:48
+ m0e
2015-12-15 22:53
Is he really Canadian? He didn't apologize in the farewell speech. Oh, well. Good luck.
2015-12-15 22:57
+steel
2015-12-15 23:20
INB4 CLG MOE
2015-12-15 23:21
+ptr
2015-12-15 23:21
They didn't even realize they should've kicked him long ago. Come on CLG...
2015-12-15 23:25
He should eat something, he looks so skinny. Maybe that's why he Is mad. Kappa 4Head
2015-12-15 23:26
#274
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Finland allu b
ANELE
2015-12-15 23:30
finally!
2015-12-15 23:58
Tarik is reportedly going to be dropped if he doesn't step it up at the next LAN. Read it on twitter bois.
2015-12-16 00:43
not an easy job being IGL, best of luck to FNS in the future.
2015-12-16 01:51
1 reply
he was not IGL lately
2015-12-16 06:17
All the best FNS! great guy !
2015-12-16 03:55
Why did ptr leave ?? Maybe he can come back... PS. FNS to C9 makes no sense guys, staaph plzz or pronax or gtr; Would never happen. However if u just want to make imaginary teams; dream on.... I say -fns-jdm+olof+guardian
2015-12-16 06:15
that guy looks like a crack addicted packi
2015-12-16 11:23
sure "stepped down" lol
2015-12-16 13:55
why did they kick Ptr instead of FNS...
2015-12-16 15:57
finally, he was a fucking bot
2015-12-17 00:49
1 reply
+111111111111111111111111111111111 and he was the worst igl in the world along with shitdreN
2016-01-21 09:47
Thorin on FNS around 1:16:00 youtube.com/watch?v=EQlaict-D6c haha
2015-12-17 18:49
RIP ANELE
2015-12-21 15:22
get rekt somalia
2016-01-21 09:46
1 reply
+1
2016-01-21 09:48
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