EZSkins confirm disbandment

EZSkins' Counter-Strike team has disbanded, the players have revealed on Twitter.

EZSkins made a splash in the Counter-Strike scene in July by signing what many dubbed as "the super team" of the United Kingdom and offering the players professional contracts.

Led by former mousesports and Anexis veteran Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn, the team quickly established themselves as the strongest side in the UK and secured a spot at DreamHack Open London, where they surprised everyone by beating Renegades before finishing third of their group.

After that event, EZSkins added more experience to the squad by signing George "hudzG" Hoskins, formerly of dignitas, and the team continued to win silverware on the home front as they claimed the Gfinity UK Championship crown over Infused.

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weber wants to play abroad after EZSkins collapse

But not even all that domestic success has kept the lineup together as the players have decided to go their separate ways following internal disagreements.

"Unfortunately, after five months and a roster change we were unable to break the seeming UK curse of sticking together and making something work," team member Brandon "weber" Weber told HLTV.org.

"I think after trying for three years to make something work in the UK scene it's becoming more evident we don't have the current capability to create an EU worthy team.

"I'd like to thank HenryG and Sliggy for giving us way more than we deserved during our time together and hopefully my former teammates go on to do great things."

Quizzed on his future, Brandon "weber" Weber revealed his openness to a challenge abroad after growing disenchanted with the state of the UK scene.

"I am motivated more than ever to play and to show that UK players have skill and ability to compete against the best," he stated.

"I am determined to further my career outside of the UK and play for an international side, if possible."

In a statement to HLTV.org, EZSkins owner Henry "HenryG" Greer underlined that the news will not affect the organisation's plans and announced an open recruiment for teams willing to join the project.

"Well, I know what you're all thinking: How grimly predictable...," he told HLTV.org. "I woke up to the news today that the team had decided to throw in the towel after 5 months of hard work from all of us here at EZskins.com.

"I can't say that I'm not disappointed. This has been our passion for the last year, establishing ourselves as a self-sustaining organisation, not having to answer to corporate sponsors and being able to provide the UK CS:GO scene with a stable, professional platform to work from.

"We offered them everything and still it's just not quite enough. I thank the guys for trying and for being honest with themselves (and us) once they realised that all UK roads inevitably lead here.

"We won't be leaving eSports just yet. Seeing as this line up we hand picked hasn't worked out, my hope for building a UK team is diminishing. We are open to picking up any team whether you are British, European or even worldwide. If you would like us to consider your team to be picked up as a professional CS:GO roster then please email me at: Henry@EZskins.com

"In the meantime, the website that makes it all possible - EZskins.com is relaunching tomorrow. Check it out!"

EZSkins had the following lineup:

United Kingdom Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn
United Kingdom Brandon "weber" Weber
United Kingdom Luke "fearLess" Morris
United Kingdom Reece "Puls3" Marrs
United Kingdom George "hudzG" Hoskins 

United Kingdom Reece 'Puls3' Marrs
Reece 'Puls3' Marrs
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
345
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Luke 'fearLess' Morris
Luke 'fearLess' Morris
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
31
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.11
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom George 'hudzG' Hoskins
George 'hudzG' Hoskins
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
103
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Sam 'RattlesnK' Gawn
Sam 'RattlesnK' Gawn
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
138
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Brandon 'weber' Weber
Brandon 'weber' Weber
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
243
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
RIP UK
2015-12-16 21:55
UK scene in a nutshell ayy lmao
2015-12-16 21:57
it ALWAYS was hAHAHAH
2015-12-16 22:02
"EZskins best team cause they beat Renegades" yeah but they can't keep their fucking shit together for more than two months xD
2015-12-16 22:06
Forgot Netherlands had a scene.
2015-12-16 22:16
ChrisJ>EZskins
2015-12-16 22:17
that was the world championships shit LMAO nothing went as expected in that tournament, nor did anyone care
2015-12-16 22:22
Excuses))) we won, you lost. Accept it.
2015-12-16 22:23
accept what? you beat us in one of the most unpredictable BO1's ever? retard
2015-12-16 22:24
Dude, chillax lmao. Take a joke ffs. :)
2015-12-16 22:24
its just a prank bro see i have a camera no stop it
2015-12-16 22:25
Aaaaaaah, you cheeky bastard. :D I feel for it... aaaaaah :D
2015-12-16 22:25
#182
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United Kingdom jMz86 
Jokes on you, RattleSNK too Assists, best Teammate world wide!
2015-12-16 23:04
You're alive? Haha
2015-12-17 00:11
#221
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United Kingdom jMz86 
You would know if you didn't delete me from your friends lol.
2015-12-17 00:12
#246
ketchup | 
Belgium fRe2k 
harsh
2015-12-17 02:22
#263
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United Kingdom jMz86 
From him? He deleted ME!
2015-12-17 10:04
soznotsoz. I haven't been on my PC in 7 weeks, you haven't missed any bantz don't worry darling.
2015-12-17 10:55
#271
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United Kingdom jMz86 
You've missed lots =] Me and Gav still the two funniest Scots around :D
2015-12-17 11:31
Fucking heck Gav is still alive? Swear that geezer was like 850
2015-12-17 11:59
#273
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United Kingdom jMz86 
Still better looking than you :) <3
2015-12-17 12:00
2k13 gj 1 day later rip nl
2015-12-17 01:35
Dude don't be salty, he's completely right lol
2015-12-16 22:19
It's just a banter, mate. :) Holland's scene is just as terrible as UK's. We basically have three decent players. ChrisJ, Kajsk1ng and Cruc1al.
2015-12-16 22:23
maybe even mikeS
2015-12-16 22:55
mikeS is best dutch player not including Chris
2015-12-17 14:23
you have few more who dont play serious but are way better than kajsking and crucial
2015-12-17 00:40
#247
ketchup | 
Belgium fRe2k 
if you think you only have 3 good players you know nothing about your own scene lmao
2015-12-17 02:23
exactly he doesnt, we only have 1, chrisJ
2015-12-17 02:57
Look at yourself, its embarrassing. Just stop
2015-12-17 00:51
Not true. Back in the days.. like around beta w/e.. they had 4Kings and later Infinity as well as omg!..
2015-12-16 23:18
there where allot of good teams waaay back I remember CSA, Uninspired after 4K^ and inf-eS maybe omg and ONE
2015-12-17 00:41
Yea ONE was good as well, CSA was mixed european tho or not?
2015-12-17 02:19
yes few UK, dutch and belgian players Aapje, Tazzle, mot, marsh, SpikE, ...
2015-12-20 19:28
mot was french, no?
2015-12-20 20:03
from belgium very talented player but quit to early around 1.1
2015-12-20 20:16
so was it french for word or was his real name tom?
2015-12-20 20:18
so long ago man :) I was like 14 back than, I played with few of them when CSA broke up more with spike and tazzle in a clan called insomnia
2015-12-20 20:19
So was i, but i think i might even remember you, not sure tho.
2015-12-20 20:32
played under different nicknames back than Boomtek & niSe
2015-12-20 20:35
KaM is actually 1 that i remember from insomnia :)
2015-12-20 20:49
he played for OMG or ONE after :) sick aim
2015-12-21 09:11
pretty sure it was ONE, but yes, true :)
2015-12-21 10:11
RIP
2015-12-16 21:55
HenryGeeGee [*]
2015-12-16 21:55
LMAO
2015-12-16 22:35
#5
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Portugal dashh 
lollll
2015-12-16 21:55
lol
2015-12-16 21:55
#8
Armenia Xdima 
Like we give a fuck
2015-12-16 21:55
wtf flag is that
2015-12-16 21:58
at least he has
2015-12-16 22:02
no flag is better than shit flag
2015-12-16 22:29
nt gipsy
2015-12-16 22:40
wtf was that logic? 10yo?
2015-12-17 15:59
your mom's logic
2015-12-17 19:51
+1
2015-12-16 22:03
Armenia, recognized it from Eurovision Song contest with that dubstep song wub wub
2015-12-16 23:10
#9
Latvia omeme 
Rip
2015-12-16 21:55
#10
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Belarus Starvoid 
FINALLY
2015-12-16 21:55
#12
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Luxembourg daniel19 
uk scene ayyy
2015-12-16 21:55
#14
Portugal mfxd 
uk scene best scene
2015-12-16 21:56
Says Portugal xd
2015-12-16 22:07
Says no flag
2015-12-16 22:19
Accually hidden German my little friend how is the water going? 1 question why is your Best Player here in a German Team and Not in one of the top Tier netherland teams?
2015-12-17 01:27
I think everyone knows why tho
2015-12-17 02:08
nice
2015-12-16 21:55
hilarious and expected
2015-12-16 21:55
Pretty much this
2015-12-16 21:57
uk things
2015-12-16 21:56
top banter mate
2015-12-16 21:56
who the fuck cares about UK scene
2015-12-16 21:56
literally no one
2015-12-16 21:58
ez skins ez uk scene
2015-12-16 21:56
C9 next?
2015-12-16 21:56
e x p e c t e d
2015-12-16 21:56
rip
2015-12-16 21:56
expected
2015-12-16 21:57
so new WR for the longest lasting UK team in csgo?
2015-12-16 21:57
#30
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
>the super team >united kingdom pick one
2015-12-16 21:57
#88
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
Finland Team Pick one
2015-12-16 22:07
one
2015-12-16 22:09
#129
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
one
2015-12-16 22:22
#213
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
Fintards developing a sense of wit ? Amazing
2015-12-16 23:46
#275
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
ei nyt mennä tunteisiin asti
2015-12-17 12:18
#33
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Sweden Donger89 
expected
2015-12-16 21:57
Didn't know UK played CS. interesting.
2015-12-16 21:57
#36
NBK- | 
Estonia BlameS 
how about you sign OnlineBots because they're actually better than the UK scene.
2015-12-16 21:57
coz they rekt infused and now uk is mad
2015-12-16 21:58
#218
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United Kingdom DuckMoriarty 
as such they lose to CeX. n1.
2015-12-17 00:10
They didn't win i56 and they attended that. So I don't think they are better than all UK teams.
2015-12-17 00:12
standin though
2015-12-17 03:00
#25
2015-12-16 21:57
#40
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Denmark lolzbananabe 
Completely unexpected, holy shit
2015-12-16 21:58
#42
Puls3 | 
United Kingdom Puls3 
:(
2015-12-16 21:58
NO :'((((( I can't believe this young team of class lads has split up and never will pla.. nah I don't give a shit. Go fuck yourself, mediocre cocks. Except pulse who seems alright
2015-12-16 21:59
Hltv confirmed?
2015-12-16 21:58
#46
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Argentina CrayZ 
Weber to CLG.
2015-12-16 21:59
ROFL
2015-12-16 21:59
rip uk scene or what was left of it
2015-12-16 21:59
well, never knew they were together that long
2015-12-16 21:59
#51
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Germany 1criT 
EZDisband
2015-12-16 21:59
i lost a lot of skinz on that ezkinz vs rng match
2015-12-16 21:59
#54
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
smh .. think just about everyone saw this coming though
2015-12-16 21:59
UK CS LOL
2015-12-16 21:59
weber new igl for nip confirmed
2015-12-16 21:59
#57
CINDER | 
World ia1n 
Fuck sake Karma.
2015-12-16 22:00
UK CS:GO scene... UK CS:GO scene never changes... Unjustifiably big egos, bad tempers, lack of dedication, belief, heart, soul, talent bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla. Last hope = Infused lmao kill me
2015-12-16 22:00
Whindanksi UK hope
2015-12-16 23:18
"superteam of united kingdom" EleGiggle
2015-12-16 22:00
now the crumpets have no teams!
2015-12-16 22:00
#62
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Norway Barter6 
its cuz of ragesnake init?
2015-12-16 22:00
yea bruv
2015-12-16 22:03
#63
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Sweden godname 
RIP UK
2015-12-16 22:01
expected
2015-12-16 22:01
#65
fury | 
Europe urv1 
weber funny guy hahahhaha
2015-12-16 22:01
Rattlesnake is salty af. No wonder it doesn't work. How I know he's salty? I played against that douche multiple times and all he can do is trash talk :)
2015-12-16 22:03
expected
2015-12-16 22:03
#78
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Estonia Qlity 
LOOOL RIP UK SCENE
2015-12-16 22:05
expected from UK teams to disband after 5 months
2015-12-16 22:05
#80
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Finland no_man 
was rtlsnk even good anymore?
2015-12-16 22:05
ez
2015-12-16 22:06
#87
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Norway Thorstad 
Rip
2015-12-16 22:07
#91
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Finland Emvi 
UK scene LMAO you wot oh wait im from finland feelsbadman
2015-12-16 22:08
At least you have allu and jOELZ [*]
2015-12-16 22:09
""I am determined to further my career outside of the UK and play for an international side, if possible." he will tryout for CLG 100 percent.
2015-12-16 22:09
alluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
2015-12-16 22:10
xD
2015-12-16 22:09
excepted
2015-12-16 22:09
#98
Thorin | 
United Kingdom DyLanoo 
fk
2015-12-16 22:10
disband pls
2015-12-16 22:11
I just dont understand why everyone here mock them. Its actually pretty sad, i rly wanted too see them playing on the highest level(just like every other team from lower scenes). And i admire their honesty. Keep it up guys(for haters - im not from UK)
2015-12-16 22:14
rip ezskins
2015-12-16 22:13
too much banter, too many egos
2015-12-16 22:13
EZ SKINS
2015-12-16 22:14
#107
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Ukraine f0wlie 
Not so ez skins afterall 4Head
2015-12-16 22:14
Our only hope :(
2015-12-16 22:16
a suprise that it lasted long. yo henryg pay me a salary to fuck around and disband in a few weeks with my m8s?
2015-12-16 22:19
They looked like a pug team. Probably just didn't put in enough time once again. Expected as f*. Decent UK players should think about playing for US teams. Decent salary and decent-ish teams.
2015-12-16 22:20
that was long lol
2015-12-16 22:21
expected
2015-12-16 22:23
not so ez
2015-12-16 22:25
[*]
2015-12-16 22:26
#140
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Brunei br0ks 
uk scene :/
2015-12-16 22:26
George "hudzG" Hoskins Double rip skins[*]
2015-12-16 22:27
Who?
2015-12-16 22:27
Expected, dem cocky British cs players can't be in a team because they think that their individually the best just like every other British national...
2015-12-16 22:30
#146
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
Can we get all the estonians from united estonia uk citizenships so we can pretend we have a team that won't disband also very expected t.
2015-12-16 22:30
+1 we need UE back
2015-12-16 22:46
This is what happens when you have something decent and throw it off because of personal differences. These guys were top10 when the game was first released until late 2012. Now look at them, they are not even top50?
2015-12-16 22:31
UK Scene EleGiggle
2015-12-16 22:32
This was maikeleles annoucnement
2015-12-16 22:34
#152
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Brazil RisenNTC 
UK scene EleGiggle
2015-12-16 22:34
HAHAHAHHAHAHHA MingLee
2015-12-16 22:36
#155
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
how come they didn't even attend any online leagues/ small cups? 5 months of hard work? uk plz
2015-12-16 22:37
Expected, final nail in coffin for dead UK scene.
2015-12-16 22:36
#158
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Lithuania crxyolo 
told u 7 weeks
2015-12-16 22:40
i am shocked
2015-12-16 22:40
Wow, rip UK scene I guess?
2015-12-16 22:42
#162
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Spain Arnau_Sil 
Feels bad man
2015-12-16 22:44
You cant expect something big from org named ezskins.
2015-12-16 22:45
CLG? CLOUD9? weber was a sick player on CSS pretty sure he can get awesome again
2015-12-16 22:47
UK scene Kappa
2015-12-16 22:48
Expected because Rattlesnk was in the team. The guy is literally cancer in any team
2015-12-16 22:49
Who?
2015-12-16 22:49
rip my dreams :(
2015-12-16 22:52
#171
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
Who?
2015-12-16 22:53
And nothing of value was lost
2015-12-16 22:55
Rip skins
2015-12-16 22:57
LOOL, RIP UK Scene well and truly
2015-12-16 23:00
EleGiggle UK CS EleGiggle
2015-12-16 23:01
ez skinz ez lyfe
2015-12-16 23:01
FOR FUCKS SAKE UK, I GIVE UP
2015-12-16 23:03
#183
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Canada pokerchip 
rip =l
2015-12-16 23:07
#180
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Belarus Starvoid 
"I am motivated more than ever to play and to show that UK players have skill and ability to compete against the best," he stated. Kappa
2015-12-16 23:04
#184
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United Kingdom jMz86 
Holy shit, 5 months, really? Honestly, I'm impressed!
2015-12-16 23:08
ez
2015-12-16 23:08
LOL FML
2015-12-16 23:10
HARDSkins
2015-12-16 23:14
After reading this HenryG doesn't really appeal as a great front man for EZ Skins. Saying things like "Well, I know what you're all thinking: How grimly predictable..." "We offered them everything and still it's just not quite enough. Does not put you in a nice light for how you and you're organisation are perceived. I know if I was a team on the lookout and read things like this from a possible ORG that I would question "is this guy just pessimistic about everything?, would I want to play for someone like this?"
2015-12-16 23:14
#298
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Imho it shows how much he really cares about his team. He has clearly put in a lot of effort to their team, and is disappointed that after all that they have just fucked off. I think I'd rather an org that gave a shit then one that just posts "next please.."
2015-12-18 17:02
I suppose when you put it like that I can see where he's coming from. I think he still could have worded it a bit better at least the giving them everything and it not being enough part. But yeah Don't get me wrong though I have a lot of respect for Henry. Really enjoyed his casting at I think it was IEX with Richard Lewis
2015-12-19 04:06
#191
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United States ferdog 
Typical UK
2015-12-16 23:15
im amazed rattlesnk could hold a lineup for that long
2015-12-16 23:15
What??? EzFUCKINGSkins disband???
2015-12-16 23:19
This is embarrassing
2015-12-16 23:22
who?
2015-12-16 23:23
LOL Rip what's left of the UK scene.
2015-12-16 23:25
reason why the UK scene is shit is because there is nothing in the scene to help improve the younger generation of players to get better to be able to preform in EU turnys we get one decent line up and just think "fuck the rest, lets see how far we can get"
2015-12-16 23:26
Unfortunately, after five months and a roster change we were unable to break bla-bla-bla What? Five months passed??? FIVE??? Fml, that period of time was like a week for my life... Another wasted period... I remember I said that they wouldn't be together for more than several months, I remember it as if it was like a week ago, but it was in July, and now is December... Ffs I hate this.
2015-12-16 23:26
#203
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Finland f0pZ 
ez skins
2015-12-16 23:30
expected
2015-12-16 23:31
#206
TRuve | 
Hungary TRuve 
GL to weber who is the most toxic shit ever
2015-12-16 23:35
oh my god what I have to do now Kappa
2015-12-16 23:36
hardskins :(
2015-12-16 23:38
#209
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Turkey ramowarr 
uk scene
2015-12-16 23:39
Yo MIRAA "quickly estalished" I guess you meant established.
2015-12-16 23:45
Who?
2015-12-16 23:48
who cares
2015-12-16 23:59
IM BACK LADS.
2015-12-17 00:02
gibbs
2015-12-17 01:25
Get OnlineBots - They're no strangers to dominating the UK scene :D
2015-12-17 00:17
rip henrygee
2015-12-17 00:18
prepare your vaginas to EZSkins signing ex-TSM u heard it first here
2015-12-17 00:53
TSM to sign ex-EZskins*
2015-12-17 02:15
thanks for the correction comrade
2015-12-17 02:26
:D
2015-12-17 01:20
wtf? never heard of them rofl
2015-12-17 01:24
How grimly predictable.
2015-12-17 01:50
Maybe we can have one good UK player in a team, like Finland. One team seems like too much.
2015-12-17 01:58
ROFL
2015-12-17 02:14
UK had a scene? Wasn't aware. It's sad that the UK scene is even worse than the NA scene. You have to be REALLY bad to do that.
2015-12-17 02:18
At least we admit the UK scene is bad, 99% of amerifats defend the NA scene to the death
2015-12-17 03:02
NA is a continent in case you forgot, and EU>NA. If you want to talk populations, again you clearly can't be an analyst. As Jegga said, we accept we're struggling and don't hide it. Though as ever, the yanks are delusional. Despite flopping consistently internationally, going to win the next major right?
2015-12-17 17:21
rip
2015-12-17 02:28
my lord they had the backing finally and they still managed to disband. stupid uk scene.
2015-12-17 03:38
lmao
2015-12-17 03:48
RIP UK scene... even london conspiracy outsourced...
2015-12-17 04:47
#258
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
expected
2015-12-17 06:11
uk players must hate each other
2015-12-17 06:40
everyone commenting on how shit the uk scene is and how much better their own scene is are just mental, you contribute nothing to your own scenes x-D
2015-12-17 08:53
This is bad because it confirms that a lot of good players are not getting along. I think good UK players need to start moving out for their own sake. I'm not shitting on the UK scene but there are opportunities to be found if they don't surrender to their circumstances. Also, good on EZSkins.com to publicly announce their inclination to venture out of UK.
2015-12-17 10:47
Confirms? This has beeen CONFIRMED in the UK for at least 6 years... The same names have jumped in and out of RattlesnK's teams, who is of course the only hopeful IGL we have internationally. The good news, we can start to forget about the old and bring in the new. Though the others aren't quite at EZskins level, some younger people are getting close.
2015-12-17 17:25
weber new igl for nip confirmed
2015-12-17 10:48
Onscreen will save UK CS
2015-12-17 11:16
rofl
2015-12-17 12:06
Tqm to sign for ez skins hahahah
2015-12-17 13:49
who?
2015-12-17 13:54
+1
2015-12-17 14:37
#289
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United Kingdom krucial 
Can't we all just get along?
2015-12-17 16:16
sooooo ex-tsm going to play for ezskins.com confirmed basically? it's the only big organisation interested in sponsoring a cs go team atm and tqm need an organization really quickly so maybe....;)
2015-12-17 16:47
b8
2015-12-18 19:39
#299
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
I hope no-one sponsors these fuckwits again until they have proved they're worthy. They're going to be fucked in the real world, they can't even stick at a job they love, playing CS:GO, for more than 5 months? UK SCENE GG
2015-12-18 17:19
Wasn't even a job. It helped, but it wasn't full time.
2015-12-20 19:29
expected
2015-12-18 18:41
rip uk scene
2015-12-21 09:15
#318
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Luxembourg alex24 
>uk >scene pick one!
2015-12-21 09:17
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