freakazoid leaves Cloud9 active roster

Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir, who has been a part of Cloud9 since being signed in April 2015, has left the team's active roster.

Since being signed in April of 2015 alongside Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham, Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir was part of Cloud9's rise to prominence during the team's memorable Summer 2015 run that included reaching the grand finals of the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 finals, ESWC 2015, and the FACEIT Stage 2 finals at DreamHack Valencia.

The North American wonder-team entered a prolonged slump in the fall of 2015, which ultimately led to longtime brains of the team Sean "seang@res" Gares stepping down and the team enlisting Jake "Stewie2K" Yip instead.


freakazoid's final months with Cloud9 were a struggle for both the player and the team

In their appearances in 2016, Cloud9 seemed dogged by leadership issues and had a weak T-side in particular, leading to a below-the-belt finish at the Game Show Finals and, following a successful Major qualification campaign, the team were stomped out of the Major after two convincing best-of-one losses.

freakazoid himself ran afoul of controversy when, following an online altercation with Liquid's Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, the Cloud9 organisation were forced to issue a statement with the player's apology, in addition to a pay cut for the month and attendance of the by-now-infamous seminar.

After middling results, the Cloud9 organisation have now announced that freakazoid has stepped down from the team's active roster although he will remain under contract for the rest of 2016, implying a buyout will be necessary for organisations looking to secure the services of the player.

While Cloud9 will search for a permanent fifth, they have meanwhile decided to use Eric "adreN" Hoag as a stand-in, who recently saw an upswing in play occur when he concluded his days at Team Liquid whilst playing at the MLG Columbus Main Qualifier and Major.

Cloud9's roster is now:

United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip
United States Eric "adreN" Hoag (stand-in)

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United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
Jame | 
United States Bigbobby10 
RIP freak Adren to C9
2016-04-13 03:39
Thorin to c9
2016-04-13 03:40
lomo c9 a total JOKE
2016-04-13 03:41
Finally hes not gonna bully Skadoodle. He is free now.
2016-04-13 10:17
+1
2016-04-13 15:51
+1
2016-04-13 03:41
Hiko JDM64 s1mple shroud n1tro damn that would be sick
2016-04-13 08:19
n0thing instead of n1tro would be nice
2016-04-13 09:40
U wot m8?
2016-04-13 10:15
But you need 5 players in a team. 4Head
2016-04-13 10:21
Nothing is past his Prime besides nitr0 is a monster
2016-04-13 10:30
Where's the kappa? I can't seem to find it
2016-04-13 16:51
-n1tro +ellige
2016-04-13 10:24
Guys it's nitr0
2016-04-18 18:23
Roca to c9 confirmed
2016-04-13 16:38
adren will stay in c9 for 2 weeks at max. trust me
2016-04-13 18:32
Are you blind or what? Can't you read that adren is a _stand-in_?
2016-04-13 18:40
yes
2016-04-18 18:19
damn... Dreaming with this team: Shroud Hiko Nitr0 S1mple Skadoodle. #NewLiquid. #Nevergonnahappen.
2016-04-13 03:41
#93
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United States Scrub_Disney 
Roca for Nitr0 and we are good
2016-04-13 03:44
-shroud +elige
2016-04-13 03:57
Shroud is overrated as fuck. Ska hasnt been playing good for months now. Nitr0 is liquids worst player right now. Nice dream team. The current liquid roster is allready better. Especially elige needs to be in every NA dream team.
2016-04-13 03:58
If nitr0 gets out of his slump liquid would be insane.
2016-04-13 04:02
IF... waiting for it since january.
2016-04-13 04:20
I mean, they haven't played that many lans yet this year.
2016-04-13 04:37
but nitro was shit even online. his rating in the last 3 months of 2015 was 1.11. Since january his rating is 1.00. he was the star and top fragger, now he underperforms.
2016-04-13 04:39
Difference is that Liquid doesn't suck anymore. Therefore it's not as easy to be the starplayer on the team. Nitro is playing worse than normally, yes, but not that much. He just plays more for the team than the individual plays now.
2016-04-13 06:59
Today he didn't. But liquid did
2016-04-13 12:49
This pretty much sums it all up. I don't think shrouds overrated though
2016-04-13 05:05
Shroud is probably one of the 3 most overrated players besides twist and roca
2016-04-13 09:19
he gets bonus points for being a nice guy though
2016-04-13 10:09
He is too quiet, it might tell something. Imb4: he is a psycho
2016-04-13 11:49
.
2016-04-13 05:36
Shroud isn't overrated, he's rated correctly if you actually look at the stats for the past 2 years.. he is the most consistent fragger for c9. People just watch his stream, and expect Pug god mode in pro matches, anyone who actually expect that in a pro game, is high as fuck, or just mildly dimwitted..
2016-04-13 07:07
W a t a fuck just i read this is fucking china dude genghis khan from mongolia not chine you son of moron i am mad cuz of you idiot
2016-04-13 13:22
Shroud is a star player who doesnt perform like a star player needs to.
2016-04-13 13:45
just because casters call someone a 'star player' doesn't make it true.. "star player" is code for... got a lucky spraydown... flashy bullshit that means nothing..
2016-04-14 03:06
he is the star player on c9 because he can do whatever he wants. like s1mple is on liquid, get right on nip etc.
2016-04-14 03:27
Nitro is IGL retard he isn't supposed to top frag
2016-04-13 09:13
Hiko is IGL
2016-04-13 11:03
s1mple and skadoodle arent good squad.Yeap,they're nice players,but 2 awp players in one team it will be paradise
2016-04-13 04:50
Look at current liquid roster. You will see 2 awpers, s1mple and koosta.
2016-04-13 08:51
#252
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Brazil depa1 
S1mple and Skadoodle on the same team? -s1mple +Tarik
2016-04-13 05:30
i would prefer the NA dream team only consisted of NA players. no simple.
2016-04-13 07:42
Rip s1mple :'( [*]
2016-04-13 10:27
#586
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Brazil depa1 
I mean, in my opinion, skadoodle top 1 NA player. :)
2016-04-19 03:27
#585
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Brazil depa1 
You mean , only players of North American nationality. Because if it is a selection of s1mple scenario is included as gob b or hen1 for example. But apparently the intention was to type a National Team csgo .
2016-04-19 03:26
I prefer MY NA dream team to consist of only players originally from NA. So when they do win, no bs excuses saying we brought in someone from SA, EU etc..
2016-04-19 04:51
#589
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Brazil depa1 
Yes, I understand what you said from the beginning . Just got another topic on the subject. No need to put " MY " in capital letters and bold , I'm not retarded, also I do not remember anything about opined your dream team ... So , do not use sarcasm to me. Be more polite.
2016-04-19 05:35
-simple +roca
2016-04-13 07:41
-shroud + elige and it's really a dreamteam. Ska can be the best in the world when holding retakes.
2016-04-13 11:52
shroud,Hiko,n0thing,s1mple & Skadoodle is the dream team . shroud , Hiko & n0thing is the only 3 NA players who match EU players skill .
2016-04-16 15:30
#79
New Zealand Ajgi 
Good move picking up adreN
2016-04-13 03:42
+1
2016-04-13 07:09
nope adreNs fragging goes to shit when he igl
2016-04-13 07:37
Who says he's gonna igl
2016-04-13 07:40
who said he isnt N0thing said he didnt want to igl and im like 90% sure no1 else on c9 would be willing to so im pretty sure it would be adren
2016-04-13 07:41
adreN's a stand-in so I doubt he'd igl as stand-in
2016-04-13 08:53
And teams win with him igl lol
2016-04-13 07:44
#321
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Australia Zer0_Gravity 
haha no
2016-04-13 08:25
Haha yes they used to rekt luminosity before cold&fnx
2016-04-13 09:45
#374
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Australia Zer0_Gravity 
haha and who else?
2016-04-13 10:04
I kept refreshing page to be 1st, pizza man knocks on door, i leave, come back, rip me
2016-04-13 03:43
:( i feel the pain
2016-04-13 03:45
OpieOP
2016-04-13 04:01
at least u have the pizza
2016-04-13 11:20
#226
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Brazil kenzoK7 
GeT_RiGhT in C9, hltv confirmed Kappa
2016-04-13 04:45
No statement from any of the players?
2016-04-13 04:53
Probably not permanently, maybe Uber as entry would work.
2016-04-13 07:51
yolo
2016-04-13 10:57
#477
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France NGHTk1ng 
Roca inc
2016-04-13 12:28
#500
hampus | 
World mjuddi 
signed in to HLTV for the first time in months just to say, GOOD NEWS. adreN > freakzdddddd, that spoiled little brat doesn't deserve anything good..
2016-04-13 14:18
Im cryin' man, he was my fav
2016-04-15 05:27
#555
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
freak to make new team with seang@res
2016-04-15 05:53
he'll do well in CLG or echofox
2016-04-13 03:39
Clg is too good for him
2016-04-13 03:40
#101
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United States Scrub_Disney 
If you remember correctly when under sean's guidance he was a great player, but he can't play well on his own he needs someone to direct him in the right direction
2016-04-13 03:45
When sean anti stratted the fuck out of them and freak was just a mindless bot. The only reason that worked was because the entire team was supporting him and following him up. Clg arent gonna replace tarik for him and roca is much better atm, along with the fact that clg doesnt want to pay for seminars every month
2016-04-13 04:11
"along with the fact that clg doesnt want to pay for seminars every month" I was sipping coffee and laughed. Now I hate you.
2016-04-13 06:16
rip coffee ;(
2016-04-13 06:52
Great player? I don't think so.
2016-04-13 06:56
#98
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United States Say Apple 
Probably Echofox
2016-04-13 03:44
Freak to ECHOFOX confirmed..
2016-04-13 03:39
Nah, freak is getting a tan full time now
2016-04-13 08:40
LOL
2016-04-13 03:39
#11
fnx | 
United States shineNTC 
LOL
2016-04-13 03:39
XD
2016-04-13 03:39
NOO D:
2016-04-13 03:39
rekted
2016-04-13 03:39
#18
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Took long enough
2016-04-13 03:40
good
2016-04-13 03:39
better gob
2016-04-13 03:39
Better call gob
2016-04-13 08:59
kek
2016-04-13 03:39
finally
2016-04-13 03:39
wuuuuuut
2016-04-13 03:39
#29
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Iceland Iceland 
Sooo late.
2016-04-13 03:39
THE DREAM
2016-04-13 03:39
#31
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World European Deft 
gg
2016-04-13 03:39
wtf
2016-04-13 03:39
#34
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United Kingdom AdamLallana 
expected
2016-04-13 03:39
#35
North America Garl 
wow. unexpected
2016-04-13 03:39
Expected
2016-04-13 03:39
late
2016-04-13 03:39
wut
2016-04-13 03:39
#40
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Kazakhstan DRAEGS 
expected
2016-04-13 03:39
-n0thing -skadoodle -shroud -stewie2k +hiko +elige +s1mple +nitr0
2016-04-13 03:40
#113
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Hungary Shaperz 
I SEE WHAT U DID THERE
2016-04-13 03:46
#43
valde | 
Finland Juvi 
GG
2016-04-13 03:39
Bullied
2016-04-13 03:42
#187
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Finland Smoonah 
bullied so much till had to leave the team :( LOL cya
2016-04-13 04:09
finally he get bullied by his org LOL
2016-04-13 04:37
#46
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Canada ryxze 
OMG GG NOOB!
2016-04-13 03:39
RIP
2016-04-13 03:39
kden
2016-04-13 03:39
#50
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Argentina Reymon 
gg
2016-04-13 03:39
#53
North America pikL 
RIP :(
2016-04-13 03:39
finally...
2016-04-13 03:39
Topkek shrek
2016-04-13 03:39
expected
2016-04-13 03:40
No! Why not Stewie!
2016-04-13 03:40
#116
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Hungary Shaperz 
next should be stewie
2016-04-13 03:47
#65
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World ZMDR 
expected
2016-04-13 03:40
I didnt know that,brinks
2016-04-13 03:41
UD !
2016-04-13 03:41
#516
ave | 
Denmark Mrnobody 
UD!
2016-04-13 15:51
Go to bodybuilding freaka..leave these nerds
2016-04-13 03:41
#151
fer | 
Brazil lukitantc 
Hahahah nice
2016-04-13 03:55
Kind of depressing. He had the drive to win and the ability to motivate his teammates.
2016-04-13 03:42
i thought i was the only one that noticed.
2016-04-13 03:43
by smuggling some adderall
2016-04-13 03:44
he wasnt even on the team when that happened
2016-04-13 03:45
nt c9 fanboy
2016-04-13 03:47
hahahahahh youre not funny
2016-04-13 09:33
not even trying, just saying the truth
2016-04-13 09:54
3rd world dude trying to seem cool and oldfaggy. Stop it, mate.
2016-04-13 14:26
exactly, and still doesnt change the fact they were at major with freak and supply of adderall
2016-04-13 16:51
he lacked so much skills that it was embarassing.
2016-04-13 05:11
well he didn't had the required skills
2016-04-13 06:08
He had everything except the skill
2016-04-13 06:51
Ye, I also think the team kind of let down on him. The last games of the major when they failed on D2 the whole team was underperforming. You could see them arguing as they tried to take long A and everytime Freaks teammates missed their flash leaving him blind and with barely any support. Sad too see him go, he was the reason I became a C9 fan (still a fan, but not the same without freak) :'(
2016-04-13 19:33
ability to bully and fck up a team. His low iq drove cloud 9 to the ground..
2016-04-16 18:11
Adren ? what a traitor , Hiko must be angry
2016-04-13 03:42
#120
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Hungary Shaperz 
traitor?? lolol they don't want him in liquid, how does this make him a traitor
2016-04-13 03:48
freakBOT
2016-04-13 03:42
-nothing incoming
2016-04-13 03:42
#248
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Mexico roboha 
If they do -n0thing they would have to do -shroud, so wont happen
2016-04-13 05:18
Why would they -shruut
2016-04-13 10:32
GL AdreN
2016-04-13 03:42
His magnificent plays as pushig trough smoke have come to end.
2016-04-13 03:42
ur thinking of the wrong guy
2016-04-13 03:45
Im pretty sure Im not
2016-04-13 03:46
you are fkin autistico
2016-04-13 04:04
dont try to burn me or I will come for your medkit
2016-04-13 04:15
i can heal your autostico
2016-04-13 04:34
N1 lelelolelel
2016-04-13 14:57
You are, its stewie2k :P
2016-04-13 04:53
lool I see what you did there
2016-04-13 04:56
thats not a joke lol stewie is known for jumping through smokes... ur a special kind of retard
2016-04-13 22:18
Sad to see so many serious retards... as you may notice this thread is about Freak, who is same smoke jumper as stewie, everytime I see Freak play he jumps through smokes in any given opportunity.
2016-04-13 22:39
ur retarded i cant talk to you anymore
2016-04-13 23:07
So ure saying Freak doesnt push through smokes... k bye kid
2016-04-13 23:35
adreN to take over as new IGL. This could be really good for C9. GL adreN!
2016-04-13 03:43
+roca
2016-04-13 03:43
too bad complexity will never let roca go.
2016-04-13 12:01
See you later toxiczoid
2016-04-13 03:43
#96
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Finland Acidaemia 
... why is stewbot still in roster
2016-04-13 03:44
#114
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United States Scrub_Disney 
He has been apart of the roster for 2 months and has gotten significantly better in his play style give him a 6 months and he will be a great player you can't rush things
2016-04-13 03:46
#123
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Finland Acidaemia 
Nt stew
2016-04-13 03:48
bitch pls
2016-04-13 04:03
#184
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United States Scrub_Disney 
really so how long does it take you to improve in csgo definitely not 2 months
2016-04-13 04:07
nt ching chong
2016-04-13 04:48
bul- ResidentSleeper
2016-04-13 03:44
first
2016-04-13 03:45
i hope it's not because of the s1mple incident :/ imo he's better than stewie and even if they wanted to drop him it would make much more sense to first find a replacement instead of using a standin.
2016-04-13 03:45
C9 mixwell
2016-04-13 03:45
rip
2016-04-13 03:45
THEY THOUGHT FREAK WAS THE PROBLEM 4Head
2016-04-13 03:45
RIP
2016-04-13 03:46
#112
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Portugal dracø 
if adren takes over the IGL role 2 things will happen: 1- he'll go back to shit fragging 2- nothing will work because even sean had trouble making this guys follow shit and adren is worse than adren at this Bye9
2016-04-13 03:46
#117
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United States Scrub_Disney 
he had a trouble having n0thing follow strats no one else
2016-04-13 03:47
#122
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Portugal dracø 
one rotten apple is enough to ruin the rest of the bunch. But I guess you are right on that one either way. Still the rest remains valid, sean > adren
2016-04-13 03:48
#137
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United States Scrub_Disney 
to be completely honest the only people who seemed to have any drive to get better on C9 were freak and stewie
2016-04-13 03:52
#146
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Portugal dracø 
I haven't followed c9 with stewie enough to have an educated opinion on him, but yeah freak was the only one with the winning mentality. The rest is just there to get some good $$ while they can and as long as their streams are up they are happy..
2016-04-13 03:54
he'll have irukanji too
2016-04-13 03:48
irukandji
2016-04-13 03:51
gg roca + freak to echofox.
2016-04-13 03:48
i think he'd be a good fit there
2016-04-13 03:50
yeah, under sgares he is amazing.
2016-04-13 03:52
But isn't Roca joining c9? Which I think is shit for him. C9 is like the prime example of an org which import rules from teams from other games.
2016-04-13 04:34
nah doubt it, with adren going to c9 who would roca replace? c9 needed an IGL, their T sides are all over the place.
2016-04-13 06:15
#422
smooya | 
United Kingdom azrl 
adren hasn't gone to c9 yet, he's just a stand in atm.
2016-04-13 10:50
#125
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Chile Ganb^ 
NICE
2016-04-13 03:49
ahhaahhahahhahaahahhaha brickheadzoid gets what he deserves no more ez money for him tier5 player
2016-04-13 03:51
I think you read it wrong, hes by far not the worst player on the team. Hes still on the team, getting easy salary for the next 8 months...
2016-04-13 03:58
it's okay. some on the site...they cannot be reached by reading comprehension or reason alone. they must walk the dark path of adolescent shitposting all the way down into the depths of Abaddon and there they will find Judge Freak awaiting them in their time of reckoning.
2016-04-13 04:00
Oh you.. I think its not only "some" however. I think its tipping over the scale ;)
2016-04-13 04:03
idiocy is like a dead body in the water: somehow it remains floating even though it's a disagreeable thing that should sink away as soon as possible.
2016-04-13 04:05
tinyurl.com/gms4h7v *sigh* he has such a way with words...
2016-04-13 15:01
And I just found your twitter, you bad boy.
2016-04-13 17:42
Doesnt really mean he gets ez money. Cant tell for sure since we dont know what the contract says. I mean, yeah, he might get. But u cant tell
2016-04-13 10:27
gratz clown9 u kicked most retarded player in csgo history.
2016-04-13 03:51
#138
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Canada rayrayrayray 
This team is junk and can barely compete in NA, let alone at the international level. The c9 org should look at starting fresh with a new roster instead of holding on to players that wont get them anywhere.
2016-04-13 03:52
Why does hltv post news for tier4 teams
2016-04-13 03:52
favorite clan: penta, "<3" nex, mouse: mousesports. Nettes Versuch Germanistan
2016-04-13 04:00
#150
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Ireland Intrilo 
rip liquid. rip freakZ0id
2016-04-13 03:55
Good he got mad mistreated by his org.
2016-04-13 03:57
who is frekazoid
2016-04-13 03:58
they really keep stew over freak? the fuck?
2016-04-13 03:58
next stewie2k pls t3 player
2016-04-13 03:59
EXPECTED
2016-04-13 04:01
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-04-13 04:01
Get a tan
2016-04-13 04:02
#177
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United States Warfororks 
gl freak hello adren
2016-04-13 04:03
Next time writing a post of some player leaves / joins a team, do correct his current team from his record. Hovering over Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir, the tooltip still shows current team as Cloud9.
2016-04-13 04:07
it's not something I can do, needs tgwri1s or nomad for that to happen
2016-04-13 04:14
In that case, they should provide these rights for the editors too.
2016-04-13 04:15
His current team IS STILL C9 you pooinloo. Learn2read.
2016-04-13 04:15
adren? hmm pretty interested ;)
2016-04-13 04:09
Roca coming!!!
2016-04-13 04:09
adren actually.. sad 4u.
2016-04-13 04:28
i dont like adren thats why i think roca is a better option :D
2016-04-13 15:09
don't think ever gonna be anyone buying out freakazoid lol. this is a good news for na cs
2016-04-13 04:09
play in WWE is a better choice for him
2016-04-13 04:13
still n0thing so still bad
2016-04-13 04:14
it's kind of amazing that c9 think they will achieve something with stewie lmao
2016-04-13 04:14
Rip C9, adreN so bad as Freak.. go to the tomb
2016-04-13 04:24
sexpected
2016-04-13 04:26
Man, Freak was one of the better players on C9 given the slump of Skadoodle and the underperforming of n0thing, I sincerely hope that he will have a good career on a different team.
2016-04-13 04:28
what would he have done if the whole crowd had taken up the task of calling him bullyzoid? that sounds even worse.
2016-04-13 04:48
Man how sad :( he was so nice to me at IEM San Jose
2016-04-13 04:33
about time
2016-04-13 04:33
THANKS GOD
2016-04-13 04:35
i will miss freak in c9 :/ i hope he will not retire from CS, didnt read article tho
2016-04-13 04:36
fulltime tan expert confirmed
2016-04-13 04:38
Big fan of adreN. I hope it works out.
2016-04-13 04:43
RIP
2016-04-13 04:43
CALM YOUR TITS, he's only a stand in.. Personally i think AdreN is a good pickup for c9..
2016-04-13 04:44
sad to see freakazoid leave but c9 without proper igl was going to nowhere
2016-04-13 04:45
hard bullying, hard life hard seminary, hard life hard k/d, hard life
2016-04-13 04:46
we did it hltv!!!!!!!!!!
2016-04-13 04:46
:,(((
2016-04-13 04:52
+roca inc confirmed.
2016-04-13 04:52
Awkward moment when he was their 2nd best player
2016-04-13 04:53
C9 lineup isn't going to be fixed by changing one player at a time. C9 really need to work out what the actual problem here is rather than replacing players 1 at a time. C9 is NA version of NIP - team of extremely talented players playing IN a team, not AS a team. In all honestly I hope they realize this sooner than later as they are all extremely cool guys
2016-04-13 04:57
We're not living in a world of men" -Al Pachino Fuckin world of fgts. Gl to you, and I guess to your listless x-teammates
2016-04-13 05:02
They need to get rid of n0thing. If not, they will be going nowhere in the foreseeable future
2016-04-13 05:11
bb freakagay
2016-04-13 05:12
just kick n0thing for fucks sake
2016-04-13 05:17
Rip adderal boy
2016-04-13 05:24
#251
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
-n0thing now pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee cloud9 don`t have money for buy s1mple?
2016-04-13 05:30
#254
gas | 
Korea kaiske10v 
WHERE ARE THE PROTEIN SHAKES :------DDDD
2016-04-13 05:37
Finally. Now -shitty2k and +adren and whatever good player is available.
2016-04-13 05:39
2016-04-13 05:39
the fucking s1mple situation blown the fuck out of proportion. best of luck to freak. hope he finds a new team.
2016-04-13 05:48
Thank god! He was the worst player. Always his fault they lost.
2016-04-13 05:53
#261
 | 
Europe TriHard_8R 
gl freak
2016-04-13 05:53
pls make the NA all star team a real team :)
2016-04-13 05:57
AT MLG MAJOR MY TEAM DID NOT COME TOO FAR I WILL WATCH THE NEXT ONE FROM ANTI-BULLY SEMINAR
2016-04-13 06:05
8month salary?? wow so stupid f*ck this
2016-04-13 06:16
Roca Shroud Skadoodle Hiko s1mple. BEST TEAM.
2016-04-13 06:18
and it's not gonna happen unless liquid is willing to pay a fortune on skaadoodle and shroud. and judging by their current perfomances nobody should be instrested in buying out those 2.
2016-04-13 08:48
RIP Zoid
2016-04-13 06:26
#279
 | 
Brazil Nobuga 
rip
2016-04-13 06:34
Good move to kick him but adreN ? This guy played like one tournament good since 2015 which is MLG colombus and they decide to take him, no matter what he did for almost 1 years and a half, and also he said he doesn't feel confortable not being a primary AWPer. Shit move imo
2016-04-13 07:01
He's only a stand in
2016-04-13 09:18
"While Cloud9 will search for a permanent fifth, they have meanwhile decided to use Eric "adreN" Hoag as a stand-in"
2016-04-13 10:11
-stewie2kills +moe
2016-04-13 07:05
lol :D
2016-04-13 07:07
#292
lueg | 
Czech Republic Lueg 
expected
2016-04-13 07:09
#294
 | 
Poland DominnX26 
Very bad tier 2 NA team...
2016-04-13 07:12
vp tier 2
2016-04-13 12:09
#474
 | 
Poland DominnX26 
Yes I know. But vp tier 2 world Clown9 tier 2/3 north murica Tier 2/3 NA= Tier 4 World
2016-04-13 12:22
auschwitz tier 1
2016-04-14 16:13
#552
 | 
Poland DominnX26 
Loool you are nazi ? Nt hitler
2016-04-14 16:35
Maikelele to C9?? Makes sense cause Cloud 9 is in need of a captain, N0thing isn't quite stepping up and the team knows this. And Maikelele has made himself recognized as a team captain.
2016-04-13 07:19
finally
2016-04-13 07:20
lol this roster without freak will fail just as bad. Freakazoid was not the problem. He had good aim and was a decent entry fragger, basically he played his role. If the other players on the team stepped up and played their role aswell we wouldnt have a problem. n0thing sucks at IGL and sucks at lurking. Skadoodle is not an aggressive awper making plays he relied on sean putting him in position to be effective. Shroud is non existent when it comes to important games lately barely has any impact and steiwe2k is a pugstar. This team is a train wreck...Best of luck to freak.
2016-04-13 07:25
#300
 | 
Japan h1larious 
+c9 tarik
2016-04-13 07:26
why would they kick the most fearless entry fragger in the game. im not a fan of freakazoid as a person but he fit perfect in c9 as an entry fragger
2016-04-13 07:30
#328
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
That's stupid, they remplace him by adren lmao.
2016-04-13 08:44
He's only a temp Stand-in.
2016-04-13 10:33
Roca would do a better job if they decide to pick him up imo.
2016-04-13 10:32
yeah he was the only name i could think of as a better na entry fragger. but the roster moves cloud9 make just dont make sense.
2016-04-13 10:35
I guess as of right now AdreN is the best player they could muster up in such a short notice to stand-in for them. It's possible that it's just temporary whilst Cloud9 are in negotiations with another player.
2016-04-13 10:36
yeah it must be. To me this team just needs a gob b/seangares type caller or they wont ever be great again. They dont know how to utilize skadoodle and shroud properly like seangares used to
2016-04-13 10:40
Well, AdreN is known for his leading and although he may not be that great aim-wise, his knowledge of the game is incredible.
2016-04-13 10:41
Sure he is knowledgeable about the game but he never managed to rub that off on his team judging from his past with liquid. Liquid was never known for tactics or crazy executes. And also the key to cloud9's succes was basically anti stratting and not being anti stratted themself. i dont ever think they will break into the top10 again with n0thing AND stewie on the team. roca, shroud and skadoodle on one team would be insane though that might be able to produce some decent results
2016-04-13 10:53
I totally agree with the fact that it never managed to rub off onto the team but there's always possibilities with different players that are willing to listen more. I think once Stewie is able to go out free and get more experience then it wouldn't be that bad. As for N0thing... He's pretty much a lost soul right now.
2016-04-13 10:55
Ty for the friendly discussion!
2016-04-13 10:56
<3
2016-04-13 10:57
#305
 | 
Brazil ilovemywife 
adren :), roca might doo great though.
2016-04-13 07:37
+roca pls c9
2016-04-13 07:38
NA RIP. VP. PASHALALALA RIP!
2016-04-13 07:45
shrodles said freak just walked... RIP brick
2016-04-13 07:54
Rip bullyzoid
2016-04-13 07:59
nice now -asia2k +roca
2016-04-13 08:09
#322
 | 
Germany Bennime 
Dont care about freak, im just happy that Adren gets to play in a good NA team
2016-04-13 08:31
#439
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
+1
2016-04-13 11:20
Good new, bot leave. pls c9 +roca - stewie and +adren.
2016-04-13 08:36
Yes !!!
2016-04-13 08:46
#330
 | 
Singapore Nephalith 
Damn I cant read. Skimmed through the whole article on hltv and cloud9.gg, read all the comments, still can't find the reason why he left.
2016-04-13 08:47
because he is terrible.wasnt that obvious?
2016-04-13 09:15
#391
 | 
Singapore Nephalith 
Obvious? Not really. He was an integral part of their success and one of the better entry fraggers in NA. If he was "terrible" they would've stated its performance related just like nV did when they kicked kioshima.
2016-04-13 10:24
cloud9 management more polite :D
2016-04-13 11:07
Cloud9 Roca inc.
2016-04-13 08:54
#337
 | 
Russia Goodevening 
expected, roca isnt joining c9. Roca is fucking overrated tbh
2016-04-13 08:57
You get it men)))
2016-04-13 09:02
Good call!
2016-04-13 09:02
get fucked bullyzoid!
2016-04-13 09:07
buyout? like anyone wanted him rofl
2016-04-13 09:12
+1
2016-04-13 09:30
#348
 | 
Australia kTw0 
deserved. douche
2016-04-13 09:15
Plz keep AdreN as 5th player he is a sick as leader and frager :D
2016-04-13 09:19
he is shit fragger when he is a leader
2016-04-13 10:59
#531
Korea yuh 
hes shit as both
2016-04-13 17:43
Finally! Most overrated player NA..
2016-04-13 09:19
Wut? He is underrated. Everyone calls him bad, bot etc. They have removed a good player who does his role well and replaced him with one of the "most overrated" players at the moment, adreN.
2016-04-13 11:27
Both players are terrible tbh..
2016-04-13 17:13
cool story
2016-04-13 21:42
Hm ok, that made sense..
2016-04-15 12:53
Damn Freakazoid, back at it again with the gym!
2016-04-13 09:22
looks like freakazoid got bullied ay
2016-04-13 09:22
Full-time bully now then! Follow your dreams man.
2016-04-13 09:37
who will protect the weak jordan tyler stewie and mike now? lg will beat them up every day
2016-04-13 09:38
Sign Adren Pl0x0r
2016-04-13 09:42
#366
 | 
Russia refrain 
BULLIED
2016-04-13 09:49
Ex6tenZ to C9 MajorKappa
2016-04-13 09:51
I would actually like to see something like that. Back in ye olde CS when lurppis joined EG people were calling it a complete joke. That move ended up being a pretty great move, EG did a lot better than they had done in a long time. Ex6 being a leader he could bring a lot to a NA team.
2016-04-13 10:13
Oh I know, it's just too bad Ex6tenZ doesn't speak English
2016-04-13 10:13
Yeah that's a bit weird with the frogs. How can you not speak English? I mean it's all over the place
2016-04-13 10:15
Have you ever been to france? They are too proud same with the germans they dont like speaking english as well.
2016-04-13 10:21
Indeed I have, several times. And I know how proud they are :) But it is still a pretty petty excuse to not know other languages. Ze Germans most often do speak English doe.
2016-04-13 10:25
French don't want to learn it, germans don't speak it even though they know it.
2016-04-13 10:36
Freak NOOOOOO
2016-04-13 09:55
FINALLY
2016-04-13 09:56
The North American wonder-team entered a prolonged slump in the fall of 2015 No Adderall - no win. Expected.
2016-04-13 09:57
i think this jet lag things is not just lie xD c9 soo lagged kick his shit player
2016-04-13 10:02
GODren
2016-04-13 10:09
bot freak
2016-04-13 10:11
He was always the bottom fragger until stewie joined.
2016-04-13 10:14
no he was doing fine when sean was leading him
2016-04-13 12:06
#384
 | 
Finland f0pZ 
see you bullyzoid
2016-04-13 10:16
C9's roster changes are retarded. They could have signed a new IGL back when sean left but instead they got some gimmicky retard. It took them long enough to realise that this doesn't work and now they want an IGL again. To make room for one they had to kick a player. So who they decide to bench? Their entry who would be a huge asset in a team which has an IGL.
2016-04-13 10:18
I think sgares Was the one who controlled freak so he could shine.
2016-04-13 10:34
+1
2016-04-13 10:34
just let it be. if he goes to echo fox, then sean will be able to use him much better again
2016-04-13 15:04
What did he say to s1mple, did anyone log it?
2016-04-13 10:21
bad things happen to bad people
2016-04-13 10:23
#396
 | 
Turkey Yossi_Kohen 
not rly
2016-04-13 10:26
ok not rly, but in this case yes.
2016-04-13 10:26
bad things happen more often to good people
2016-04-13 10:41
looks like c9 staf still dont unterstand that they need to kick all players from this retarded team and sign liquid or clg players ...
2016-04-13 10:25
Just disband the team and let them go to Teams With Potential not like c9 is a sinking ship for 9 month now
2016-04-13 10:31
This is a mistake, hopefully Freak had a say in this decision and it was mutual. C9 are battling with n0thing as IGL, and Ska clearly isn't his usual self. Freak was likely the most motivated in the team. Their LAN performances are troubling. SG@res is a legend, hopefully he ends up at EchoFox. C9 need a full time coach who can call asap. Stewie sucked bad at MLG.
2016-04-13 10:33
finally
2016-04-13 10:37
rip bullyzoid
2016-04-13 10:37
"leaves" HA HA HA HA HAH AH HA HAH AH HA HAH AH HA
2016-04-13 10:41
#417
 | 
CIS sergioff 
Bullyzoid was the problem. EleGiggle
2016-04-13 10:41
question is who they can get? OCEAN? xd
2016-04-13 10:42
#421
 | 
France Zangtar 
hahahahhahahahaha
2016-04-13 10:49
sorry for adren,
2016-04-13 10:54
goodjob fck this sterozoid
2016-04-13 11:01
never forgeti trashozoid
2016-04-13 11:05
He is joining echo fox. Confirmed by moe and seangares
2016-04-13 11:06
Any source? Hopefully he does , would be a good fit.
2016-04-13 11:28
on moE's stream a week ago
2016-04-13 11:32
Thanks , hopefully we get an echofox vs C9 game sometime soon :)
2016-04-13 11:33
Rip bullyzoid [*]
2016-04-13 11:12
#438
 | 
Spain chanSw0w 
+mixwell
2016-04-13 11:15
#441
 | 
World LeviathaNz 
Is he really leaving as the title suggests ? Or is he benched ?
2016-04-13 11:21
#442
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
freakazoid is stupid anyways, hope he will never play professional again.
2016-04-13 11:21
Why did AdreN go to a dead team? Also, freak can now be getting a tan full time on the beach while bullying people.
2016-04-13 11:21
And there's a new trend nowadays orgs keep players under contract in order to get buyout money instead of just releasing them for free.
2016-04-13 11:25
#471
 | 
Belgium v1ncNtt 
+1 lol
2016-04-13 12:10
rekt bullyzoid
2016-04-13 11:27
#448
 | 
China Takio 
finally!!!
2016-04-13 11:29
See ya bullyzoid
2016-04-13 11:29
#452
 | 
Finland M0nzaa 
Well he has the time to get the worlds best tan now :()
2016-04-13 11:41
+1
2016-04-13 12:54
#453
 | 
Russia KygecHukx 
- steroid
2016-04-13 11:43
#455
 | 
Paraguay HighAIching 
looks like he didn't go to those seminars so they released him
2016-04-13 11:43
Bad for TL. adreN and s1mple hate must be too much to keep team as was at MLG Columbus. Koosta fine player but not all around like adreN.
2016-04-13 11:54
thats good for them he was shit. but they have more shits in the team
2016-04-13 12:00
Maikelele to C9 confirmed
2016-04-13 12:03
can they just get rid off nothing, get an igl and play up to their potential? are they too stupid to understand?
2016-04-13 12:04
#465
 | 
Poland adriannB 
finally...
2016-04-13 12:04
#466
 | 
Sweden godname 
adreN c9 :o
2016-04-13 12:04
Mixwell to C9
2016-04-13 12:05
wow..
2016-04-13 12:16
when are they kicking nothing?
2016-04-13 12:20
Why is Adren not playing for Liquid anymore?
2016-04-13 12:23
He was kicked to make way for koosta / s1mple!
2016-04-13 12:39
#476
 | 
Germany GeoRg___J 
expected
2016-04-13 12:27
Worst move LT make. Now stuck with Koosta and not get out of groups stage till 2017.
2016-04-13 12:29
expected ayy lmao
2016-04-13 12:34
good news , freak always useless. Maikelele and pasha too. :]
2016-04-13 12:44
#483
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
-stewie +hiko
2016-04-13 12:45
ahahahaha bye bye silver freaka
2016-04-13 12:46
ez
2016-04-13 12:51
good decision, gl freak, hopefully you'll find a better team
2016-04-13 12:52
get a tan
2016-04-13 13:17
expected. casualoid
2016-04-13 13:21
#494
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
Expected bot
2016-04-13 13:24
#495
HUNDEN | 
North America NANade 
-freakazoid +hunden
2016-04-13 13:25
#497
 | 
Slovenia Badm0n 
Retarded. Freakazoid was nowhere near the problem. The problem is n0thing's godawfull strats.
2016-04-13 13:52
nice adren
2016-04-13 13:54
kicking a very good entry fragger for a $4750 worthless decoy... good job by C9 once again
2016-04-13 14:05
with this decoy they made 3x finals at row what happed to rest is other story #worth this money#decoy
2016-04-13 14:21
bullyzoid is 10 times worse than adren lol
2016-04-13 14:53
I like how he called s1mple a noob, said that his aim sucked d*ck, and how bad he actually is, when Freak always have been the worst player on Cloud 9, he have never actually played great. Finally Cloud 9 can start actually winning something again, freak was wayyyy too bad for a top NA/whatever team, lol.
2016-04-13 14:48
\//\ Vape nash brother. go green!
2016-04-13 14:54
More than expected, should've happened way way before. The guy wasn't even hitting the easy shots.
2016-04-13 14:52
buy up all signatures cuz we wont be seeing him anymore in majors... rip
2016-04-13 14:53
adren (IGL) is wat they need...after sean left
2016-04-13 15:17
jesus, finally c9 can do something ;D
2016-04-13 15:35
RIP BULLY
2016-04-13 15:41
#518
 | 
Latvia Avalank 
bye
2016-04-13 15:52
finally freak is no longer a proplayer god is real
2016-04-13 16:06
#520
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
finally botazoid is gone
2016-04-13 16:23
C9 TOP1 NOW :D
2016-04-13 16:28
Hate to be that guy. But if you bully people and talk about tanning and working out like that makes him some sort of a god because he lifts some weights that anybody can do, then karma comes back to bite you. He also talks about how he wants to inspire people and tries to be a nice guy but then turns into this ahole which makes him fake. Hope he learns a lot from this and comes back stronger.
2016-04-13 16:31
#526
 | 
Finland muglobal 
rip c9 t3 again
2016-04-13 16:57
good bye faggot
2016-04-13 17:00
#529
 | 
Romania fordawiN 
rip c9
2016-04-13 17:40
bb botazoid
2016-04-13 18:07
adreN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> shitzoid
2016-04-13 18:21
rip bullyzoid :D he got bullied by clown9
2016-04-13 20:46
[*]
2016-04-13 22:55
They struggled to find someone to replace sean. Who are the going to get?
2016-04-13 23:15
low
2016-04-13 23:36
+adreN ez major
2016-04-14 03:10
i knew the second i saw him snorting fucking protein poweder this was gonna happen. roflzoid.
2016-04-15 12:57
1st
2016-04-15 15:10
roca HYPE!!!
2016-04-15 21:52
s1mple:Why are you in Cloud9 you're a shit player dude fREAKAZOiD:Your aim fucking sucks 1-2 months later this happens . Karma buttfucked Ryan
2016-04-16 15:32
you realize he left and wasn't kicked?
2016-04-16 15:34
he got kicked out, didnt leave on his own. No organization will allow a player to just step down like that because hes still under contract, they will not be paying him for nothing. Unless they get a buyout asap. So that means, cloud 9 org kicked him out and dont care if hes still under contract because hes a cancer. Now theyre waiting for anyone to buy him out from them.
2016-04-16 18:09
try again, already confirmed by shroud on stream that Ryan left because he had "other plans" with his cs career. any player can step down from an active roster any time, they just cannot play for another roster until they are bought out.
2016-04-17 00:26
I dont think a pro leaving a team to join another roster "karma"
2016-04-16 15:35
"freakazoid's final months with Cloud9 were a struggle for both the player and the team" Lol . The thing is that he was calling s1mple a noob with bad aim when s1mple got to the semi-finals in MLG Columbus while fREAKAZOiD was a huge burden to his team and never even made it out of the groups . So yeah, either ways . It's karma . Because what i'm trying to prove is that fREAK is a retarded noob .
2016-04-16 15:38
sure, he was out of line saying s1mple has bad aim, but you can't call Freak a noob. Statistically in the last 3 months he was the 3rd best on c9 overall, while playing the #1 entry fragger position. He also was the best player overall in ibuypower spring invitational where cloud9 destroyed liquid in bo3. You are cherry picking information. One bad LAN 2 months after some childish banter is hardly evidence for karma. tl;dr Freak isn't bad, s1mple isn't bad either, get off the bullyzoid hatewagon kiddo ;>
2016-04-17 00:32
I'm talking about the present idiot . It doesn't matter whether Cloud9 destroyed them or not . The thing is, Cloud9 fucked up so hard at the major while Liquid played insanely well . Trust me if they faced at MLG Columbus, Liquid would have thrashed them on both maps . And why would I want to get off the bullyzoid hatewagon? He did harass simple . Get some basic knowledge of the incident first before asking me to get off the hate train kiddo . ;)
2016-04-17 05:56
I'm using statistics. You're just restating the CSGO communities common opinion. You boycotters sound like broken records. I didn't deny Freakazoid harrassed s1mple, but you are once again Cherry picking information and ignoring the fact s1mple was harrassing other pros also. Neither person is any better, there's no karma when both players are being assholes. Just because I have a differing opinion does not mean I'm an idiot. Good job admitting you're on the bandwagon by the way. And what do you mean I should get some "Basic Knowledge" of the situation. Seems like I summed up everything pretty clearly, you just don't seem to have a counter argument. I guess I'll hear back from you once Throoorin makes "Freakazoid's Attitude and Influence 2" Maybe then you'll have some more opinions instead of childish banter. The insults are making you sound a bit like Freakazoid to be honest. ;>
2016-04-17 06:12
C9 failed so hard at the major since their coach wasn't there. Not just because they didn't play that well, but because they had no real strats.
2016-04-18 18:27
You're obviously sucking Ryan's dick on this occasion . Typical bullyzoid fan gay .
2016-04-17 05:57
I wouldn't say that. I just don't like two players being assholes, but one gets off the hook because he's more favored in the community. Seems like you have nothing left to say. I guess we can leave it at that. Thanks for the original input.
2016-04-17 06:17
they like to use the term "stepped down" when both Sean and Freakazoid are both got kicked out.. It is just to save their reputation by saying they stepped down.. Like what organization will allow a player under contract for a year to just step down? Theyre still paying the player for nothing unless they get a buyout from someone. So that means they kicked him out obviously.
2016-04-16 18:07
#569
 | 
Romania fluxz0r 
why do u talk without knowing? seangares stepped down himself he was not kicked he said in an interview..
2016-04-16 18:12
ofcourse you believe everything thats thrown out there right? if i was sean and the cloud 9 talked to me bout them goin to a different direction. but instead of them firing me, they just tell me to step down to save my reputation. It's a mutual decision. So cloud 9 being respectful just made it seem like they stepped down instead of making it seem like they kicked them out. Cloud 9 players were secretly complaining to the organization that they couldnt play loose and be themselves because everything has to go tru sean's plan. Thats what happened under the table.
2016-04-16 18:19
Is there any evidence behind this conspiracy theory? I'm genuinely curious. Considering Cloud9 offered sg@res a coaching position, it seems the organization valued his strategies and inputs.
2016-04-17 06:28
not sure if bait orrrrrr
2016-04-17 06:32
one thing, sean left as his contract expired, and they did sorta drop freak from the bullying biz, but they are making so much money off of this news and awareness they dont give a flying fuck
2016-04-19 05:10
Freakazoid's cs go career highlights can fit in on snapchat or vine...
2016-04-16 18:11
Ich bein so happy yes fuck
2016-04-16 18:15
"leaves..." ha ha hA ah ha ha ha hAH aH ha hah aH H H
2016-04-16 18:24
:(
2016-04-18 21:00
It's more likely that he left out of embarrassment. He kept flaming s1mple before the Major for having "dick aim" and "having no friends" (w/e the fuck that meant) while himself dropping out of the group stage AGAIN after pathetic performance. Can you imagine how much shit he'd get from others just for that? Even Thorin ripped him a new one in his official vlog, ouch! Nobody takes him seriously anymore, if he had any credibility before, he lost it. Leaving pro CS was a no-brainer for a guy with such a massive ego.
2016-04-21 03:35
#592
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Lithuania QuacKCS 
Finally
2016-04-23 15:12
ez 4 Slemmy
2016-05-28 10:40
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