mOE steps down from Echo Fox

Mohamad "mOE" Assad has just announced that he will be stepping down from the active lineup of EchoFox.

The popular North American player announced his decision via Twitter a few hours ago.

Mohamad "mOE" Assad went on to stream later on in the day and cited lack of dedication to play at the most competitive level as the reason for his departure. Among a few things mentioned by Assad, he stated changes were inevitable, and planned on earlier, just that mOE wasn't meant to be the one leaving the roster.

Stepping in for him will be Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan who was a free agent up to this point after being released from OpTic a couple of weeks ago. In fact, Assad went on to state that ShahZaM was earlier linked to the roster in place of Armeen "a2z" Toussi. In the end, however, mOE made the executive decision to step down himself.


mOE will be no longer seen in this environment 

mOE elaborated on the entire change regarding a2z, saying that the Canadian will now be moved into the role of substitute for the team.

He also went over who would be playing in the open fifth slot of the roster in place of a2z stating that it would be Ryan "ichibaNNN" Colucci who the team found on FPL and Rank S. He clarified that ichibaNNN is a temporary stand-in and that Echo Fox are now holding tryouts for the position.

The team's former AWPer will now take a more pronounced role in the management of Echo Fox as he is also the co-owner of the team. He also went on to state he will remain closely tied to the CS:GO team as he is responsible for CS:GO operations within Echo Fox.

Echo Fox now have the following roster:

United States Sean "seang@res" Gares
United States Daniel "roca" Gustaferri
United States Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki
United States Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan

United States Ryan "ichibaNNN" Colucci (stand-in)
Canada Armeen "a2z" Toussi (substitute) 

mki writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

United States Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
80
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Canada Armeen 'a2z' Toussi
Armeen 'a2z' Toussi
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
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
United States Ryan 'ichibaNNN' Colucci
Ryan 'ichibaNNN' Colucci
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Thats sad :(
2016-04-28 12:54
#25
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Brazil Mirekz 
expected
2016-04-28 12:54
#73
motm | 
United States teeKAYBE 
+1
2016-04-28 13:05
#84
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
+1, good luck to him with new future, co-manager, i guess its great and see lot of money...
2016-04-28 13:13
Hope he keeps smart, loyal and friendly.
2016-04-28 16:28
+1 he spends all day playing esea on twitch and cant handle a single comp match
2016-04-28 18:41
toggle depression.. no m0e stickers..
2016-04-28 12:54
#48
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Finland _bernie 
As if they would ever get to a major with m0e anyways
2016-04-28 12:57
+1
2016-04-28 13:04
top kek
2016-04-28 13:16
m0e is not a good enough player to make it to the major. Besides, it *seems* kinda classless how he's quitting and spilling the beans like this before the team announces their moves. Could be misjudging.
2016-04-28 16:33
Aside from the fact he's the co-owner of the entire team, thus in a position to announce these kinds of changes...
2016-04-28 16:39
ah, I did not realize this
2016-04-28 21:52
Did you even read the article?
2016-04-28 19:49
m0e could have had stickers for mlg major, chose not for echo fox then leaves echo fox 4 weeks later hahaha
2016-04-29 14:26
he didnt "choose" to leave liquid,- but ofcourse he wrapped it in fine words for his tweets
2016-04-29 18:14
he literally leaves every single team for lack of dedication. Then 2 weeks later joins a new one. Really sad to see tbh. Don't like his streams but I actually liked when he did play cs..
2016-04-28 12:55
well he left this one for a different position in the org because he felt he wasnt dedicated enough
2016-04-28 12:57
he didnt leave the team.. cant you read ? he will now pay more attention to team management..
2016-04-28 13:09
Don't be a smartass fuckface, I was talking about him playing if u read so obviously I meant the actual active teamroster. Couldn't care less about him being the maid or co-manager, still won't see him play, so it doesn't matter to my comment in any way.
2016-04-28 15:52
I think he always just says, "lack of dedication." If he is dedicated, it doesn't really come out in his play.
2016-04-28 16:35
agreed
2016-04-28 12:55
great news +freak +shahzam and theyr top2 NA
2016-04-28 13:09
YAAAAY THE BOT LEFT
2016-04-28 14:00
You mean this loudy whiny cheater ? Whats sad about it ?
2016-04-28 15:07
#173
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United States JOSH64 
assad*
2016-04-28 16:43
End of a legends career
2016-04-29 01:28
best news ever seen none team should want to play with a shit like him
2016-04-29 08:29
Y
2016-04-29 14:27
#6
 | 
United Kingdom Limitlessgolem 
M0E AHAAHAHA -GodOCEAN 2k16
2016-04-28 12:54
+ bullyzoid incoming
2016-04-28 13:43
rip dreams
2016-04-28 12:54
rip
2016-04-28 12:54
rip
2016-04-28 12:54
cya fatty
2016-04-28 12:54
Nt tarik
2016-04-28 12:57
#18
 | 
Belarus Starvoid 
expected
2016-04-28 12:54
Expected
2016-04-28 12:54
lel
2016-04-28 12:54
unexpected
2016-04-28 12:54
ez
2016-04-28 12:54
yes
2016-04-28 12:54
Wat heb jij een kankernaam hahahaah
2016-04-28 13:17
hahahhahahahh oke
2016-04-28 13:39
#185
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Hahahahaha kanker
2016-04-28 18:39
hou eens op met dat gekanker kankermeijer
2016-04-29 10:25
expected
2016-04-29 11:52
expected
2016-04-28 12:54
nice, finally
2016-04-28 12:54
#27
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Brazil Cobalsky 
4HEAD
2016-04-28 12:54
wha?
2016-04-28 12:54
They talk about my one taps
2016-04-28 12:58
Forced out for freakazoid
2016-04-28 12:55
#31
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
Liquid.mOE inc
2016-04-28 12:55
#32
LeX | 
Russia AlexDude 
NO PLEASE NOT SHAHZAM
2016-04-28 12:55
#33
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United Kingdom paullll 
sad moe > shahzam
2016-04-28 12:55
wut? moe bot
2016-04-28 13:18
luckily shahzam is 20 years younger
2016-04-28 13:42
#34
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
RIP echo fox
2016-04-28 12:55
#35
 | 
World asbi 
K
2016-04-28 12:55
just retire already, ffs
2016-04-28 12:55
desi TBA
2016-04-28 12:55
#39
Australia b34r 
+freakazoid
2016-04-28 12:55
CHICKEN FUCKING COOP
2016-04-28 12:55
#42
Zero | 
Slovakia Gramo 
C9 moe inc
2016-04-28 12:55
"stepped down" "popular player" rip journalism [*]
2016-04-28 12:56
#75
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Poland mki` 
Please elaborate, I'll be more than happy to work on my journalism.
2016-04-28 13:09
#85
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
+1 criticism is easy, but constructive, where r u?
2016-04-28 13:15
Dunno what that guy is talking about, but I'd like to give you a different tip: You said Moe "cited lack of dedication to play at the most competitive level as reasons for his departure." It should be "cited lack of dedication to play at the most competitive level as the reason for his departure" or similar. There was only one reason, so you shouldn't have said reasons
2016-04-28 13:26
#106
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Poland mki` 
Good catch, that's a typo :) Thanks!
2016-04-28 13:29
Typo my ass ;)
2016-04-28 15:11
#154
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Poland mki` 
Ban inc!
2016-04-28 15:22
xD, worth it
2016-04-29 08:31
#217
 | 
Poland mki` 
haha, how long you want it? ;)
2016-04-29 11:12
Die like a lion or live like a sheep, kek
2016-04-29 11:23
#219
 | 
Poland mki` 
Balls of steel!
2016-04-29 11:23
expected echofox Freak inc
2016-04-28 12:56
n1 na
2016-04-28 12:56
It is mOE even a pro?
2016-04-28 12:56
Omg m0e expected, but why shazam omfg? Roca and ryx to carry the next noob.
2016-04-28 12:57
#51
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North America MossySK 
Freakazoid joins for the soul fact that they're a streamer team.
2016-04-28 12:57
#53
India anxF 
Better
2016-04-28 12:57
#55
Slovenia mejo 
''lack of dedication'' when in reality he just found out he sucks
2016-04-28 12:58
#56
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
he beat kennyS in a 1v1 awp map. Shahzam > KennyS
2016-04-28 12:58
I am afraid kenny will not be AWP'er anymore:( His is pretty much hit-o-miss.He is not playing for top 10 AWP'er.He is like Friis or Fox
2016-04-28 13:21
He just said that the map that was played on for the 1v1 anyone could beat him on since it was shit and didn't fit his style, I played a ze gaming 1v1 on it as well and the experience was so bad and ended up losing when on any other map i would of raped the other dude
2016-04-28 13:31
I am talking about ESL Pro League.I almost never seen him playing like "real kenny"
2016-04-28 13:42
Nooooooooo Ha bi bi
2016-04-28 12:58
EchoFox.desi please
2016-04-28 12:58
#59
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Sweden Slappy :) 
damn echofox is getting a really good lineup
2016-04-28 12:59
gambling > csgo by m0E
2016-04-28 12:59
+ 1.84
2016-04-28 13:04
Good 4 the team
2016-04-28 12:59
RIP
2016-04-28 13:00
#64
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
hes trash anyways
2016-04-28 13:00
He still can make a living for his family?
2016-04-28 13:01
No...he is going to be poor af.
2016-04-28 13:43
#67
United Kingdom Mio1 
+twistzz -toxic ronnie
2016-04-28 13:02
expected, hes doing this like always nothing new.
2016-04-28 13:03
Gambling > CS GO
2016-04-28 13:03
#74
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Poland marco555 
omg pls no desi
2016-04-28 13:06
Has become the expected.
2016-04-28 13:09
#79
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Hungary raffai 
fucking expected xddd
2016-04-28 13:10
#80
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Spain StarkForce1 
Rip Ragerinho
2016-04-28 13:11
shahzam is a worse player lmao should've gotten someone better
2016-04-28 13:11
skillwise he's actually pretty good for the na scene he just needs more discipline in his play, someone like sgares should help him play more structured...
2016-04-28 16:43
we all remember what happened when he was on C9...i dont think sgares can fix that again
2016-04-28 19:18
ShahZam is just like mOE, you can't keep them shackled down. Whether for better or worse, being aggro is their style of play.
2016-04-28 19:51
why why why!?!?
2016-04-28 13:11
nooe moe :(
2016-04-28 13:13
#86
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Norway billson 
mOE is definition of 5k decoy grenade.
2016-04-28 13:15
rip a2z FeelsBadMan best player na
2016-04-28 13:15
Finally, now Echo Fox have good outlook
2016-04-28 13:15
Yes, now I can finally cheer for this team
2016-04-28 14:11
+1
2016-04-28 14:31
finally he can focus on csgodouble/diamonds
2016-04-28 13:16
why would echo fox drop a top 5 in the world awper? team is going to be more shit now.
2016-04-28 13:17
#158
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BEST COMMENT
2016-04-28 15:51
Finally
2016-04-28 13:18
Didn't ryx and shahzam have issues with each other, I'm pretty sure I remember daps saying that.
2016-04-28 13:19
ye ryx said he was going to give him a beating in ibp lan lol more drama inc
2016-04-28 13:20
I mean shahzam is coming into this team like C9. (Least experienced and proven player) So maybe that will humble him, and I highly doubt Rick Fox would tolerate any sort of attitude issues in his team but that may just be wishful thinking.
2016-04-28 13:27
lol shahzam is more experienced than every player on the team except ibchibann and sean
2016-04-28 14:42
#101
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
Well maybe ryx now understands that it was everyone else but shahzam that wanted to kick him
2016-04-28 13:25
Shit like this happens all the time in the NA scene. Nothing is ever permanent. These guys will shit talk each other in the morning and then play a Rank S pug with each other the same night.
2016-04-28 19:53
what do you expect? he is not a pro and never will be
2016-04-28 13:23
Moe is a joke, how is this even front page worthy?
2016-04-28 13:24
#100
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Spain rezpekfull 
this echo fox roster is the perfect example of the north american lack of professionalism moe is a full time streamer anyway, not a pro
2016-04-28 13:25
That's why he stepped down...?
2016-04-28 19:53
expected bot moe :D
2016-04-28 13:26
NOOOOO NOT MOE
2016-04-28 13:28
+witmer and actually you can have a very good team roca+witmer unstopabble.
2016-04-28 13:31
#109
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CIS sergioff 
ayyyy
2016-04-28 13:33
expected, he is too good for NA teams Kappa
2016-04-28 13:34
#111
KRIMZ | 
Germany iN9N 
WHY WHY WHY
2016-04-28 13:35
Freakazoid incoming
2016-04-28 13:38
come freak step in
2016-04-28 13:40
#118
Germany se6 
Thats it. mOE has retired. GL for the future brah!
2016-04-28 13:43
expected not a pro
2016-04-28 13:43
c9 moe or liquid moe?
2016-04-28 13:45
#122
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Andorra CYCL4 
expected
2016-04-28 13:47
#123
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Luxembourg alex24 
whos moe ? really now, never heard of him
2016-04-28 13:49
shock...
2016-04-28 13:50
#125
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Germany gusscsgo 
Plz >desi >bullyzoid
2016-04-28 13:51
echo fox is becoming a good team (their line-up is not bad)
2016-04-28 13:52
#127
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Finland coswell 
Sounds like a better role for Moe. He might be a good coach. Hopefully the fifth is Freakazoid! Not a bad lineup on paper after that. :)
2016-04-28 13:58
#129
Turkey HR^ 
+freakazoid top3 NA
2016-04-28 14:01
#130
 | 
China holy]FTW 
i wont be able to eat next few days cuz of this tragic news :'(((((
2016-04-28 14:10
who?
2016-04-28 14:11
what a surprise Kappa
2016-04-28 14:20
Sean, leave this garbo toxic team before it's too late.
2016-04-28 14:22
No way, now this team actually has potential
2016-04-28 15:07
no team with Shahzam has potential. the guy is more of a cancer than simple. hopefully it's just a trial and they can bring in desi & freak. under Sean I believe freak can come close to his previous form. then, just maybe this team has potential. but with shahzam hope is already lost imo.
2016-04-28 16:21
#183
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Netherlands mlkush 
desi? what the fuck are u talkin about? desi is utter shit, he tries to lurk and kill people off guard, but he fails so hard everytime. desi is a tier5 player, he's lurk skills only works with shitty teams that doesn't know the enemys rolls. stop saying desi desi, cause he sucks dick. not saying that mOe is better, but for god sake, desi? he managed to get kicked of wintershitfox, and u say +desi to echofox? u know so much about the scene man lmaaoooooo
2016-04-28 17:38
How does ShahZam even compare to s1mple? ShahZam is shady af outside the game, but he definitely isn't toxic when playing csgo. s1mple will leave a team in the middle of a match. and LOL...you mention desi right after. Have you ever queued up with desi in a pug? Have you seen him on streams? The guy is the definition of toxic.
2016-04-28 19:56
He got phone call from ISIS. They are hiring him.
2016-04-28 14:29
noooo
2016-04-28 14:32
NA scene, so dedicated. so much teamspirit.
2016-04-28 14:40
#139
Korea yuh 
wOOOOO ICHI LETS GOO
2016-04-28 14:42
this team is a joke. 60% of the original lineup is already gone.
2016-04-28 14:46
lipstick for men
2016-04-28 14:48
#143
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
dalbajobas
2016-04-28 14:49
#144
 | 
Ukraine emuliii 
if they can get desi or freak i could see them becoming a top 5 NA team
2016-04-28 14:54
gonna be freak after DH austin
2016-04-28 15:07
#145
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Germany SchaffeR37 
wow echo fox could become a good na team
2016-04-28 15:00
Freak to Echo?
2016-04-28 15:06
Expected from m0E
2016-04-28 15:09
#151
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Poland cr0p 
-ShahZam +juliano
2016-04-28 15:11
#155
f0rest | 
Lithuania TaigoN 
summit incoming
2016-04-28 15:26
m0e cant gamble and practice at the same time, expected
2016-04-28 15:44
Fuck m0e, piece of shit
2016-04-28 15:51
WHY WHY WHY
2016-04-28 16:00
shahzam is garbage
2016-04-28 16:08
full streamer baiter, he knows the business. Much less time put in and still great salary.
2016-04-28 16:17
typical on moe
2016-04-28 16:33
roidzoid hype
2016-04-28 16:39
still no difference. echo fox will find another "friend" not a player. not someone who is actually skilled and has a future.
2016-04-28 16:42
WHY A2Z OUT? ARMEEN DONT DO THIS TO US WE LOVE YOU MUCK FO
2016-04-28 16:58
ichii??? Lmfaoo rip
2016-04-28 17:08
+desi or +bullyzoid incoming.
2016-04-28 17:08
+summit could be a good choice tbh, really good gamesense and skilled player. Better than desi or bullyzoid.
2016-04-28 17:12
who caress about this fat noob lmaoo
2016-04-28 17:12
#182
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Romania fordawiN 
+freakazoid and the team will be good
2016-04-28 17:13
lack of dedication to play at the most competitive level, more like lacking skills.
2016-04-28 18:28
damn Moe you run out of funding for XL shirts and had to squeeze into a shhmedium?
2016-04-28 21:28
haha "mOE will be no longer seen in this environment" damn nature u scary!
2016-04-28 21:32
#197
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Switzerland Ha0 
Pro player moe "DDDD
2016-04-28 21:52
Expected. Everyone knew he could only play pretend pro for so long.
2016-04-28 22:03
Literally can't commit to anything, so fucking annoying.
2016-04-28 22:51
expected. the team couldn't supply mOE with a jewsey because they didn't have enough material to make one in his size.
2016-04-28 23:29
Moe is a bunghole or a TP roll
2016-04-28 23:48
#203
 | 
Spain x_Dovi 
moE 4Head was 4Head the 4Head problem 4Head
2016-04-29 00:54
MEDIOCRE MOE
2016-04-29 04:20
#207
 | 
Norway hemy 
seriously ppl... i quote "expected. the team couldn't supply mOE with a jewsey because they didn't have enough material to make one in his size." or whatever non visible human quote there is. Jesus fff christ man. Get laid or something, sounds like you have stuffed counter strike toys at home, feeling abused by them. All i can say Time Has Come. Hopefully this will reach out. My name is Henrik "Hemy" Myrvang, Norwegian Counter Strike player, 23 years old, turning 24 16th of may. Mentally strong, have experienced alot in my life, not highly educated but i'm highly dedicated to what I do. I want to help your Team or a project in the making, and I'm asking to get a chance to prove myself, as a human and as a player. All my time is around my dedication for the game, started out in 2005, had a break in 2010-2013, and have since then tried to get a detailed picture of how everything is working and how much I need to sacrifice for reaching a top level. It's been a ride, and I feel ready to break the barrier that people has for taking that very next step. Move to whatever that will make my future brighter. I have a full-time dayjob in Telenor,, and most of my day on work really goes to study the game and other players c",) I have a Girlfriend, and even she has days where my passion don't matter for her... It's difficult, but somehow my determination and positive way of living is making this workout. I'm speaking norwegian, sweedish, and english. In my opinion i prefer Swedish and english because of the effective way of communicating, and I think ppl from these areas are more geniun people. English and swedish is very effective aswell more motivating language. My biggest achievements within the game is attending local and cross country LANS, get to chance to play Elite players, earn some money, always approve. Olof and me actually have crossed paths before, even tho he might not remember. In 2007 we meet in the nordic qualifiers for DH summer, I remember this loss, because of the respectful behavior everyone had for each other, I had just turned 15, so we rarely played these kind of games. 1.6 Oslo Lions days. Too see this guy today, makes me wonder. It could have been me. We where striving for the very same, only difference was he's panel and marketing around him as a player. Also Abdisamad "SpawN" all the sudden played on the gather team I was playing this January, such great experience to play with an Idol of mine, it was beautiful, and i really felt free. These guys, they have a calming balance to the game that suits me very well, the wavy rotation, the pure and clean distance to teammats and really appreciative of the game. The navy had to bring me in 2012, and I had a passion in Basketball in 2009, and reached the Elite league in Norway. So iv'e tried different types of success. And been let down, so many times. Learning process. Time Has Come, because Iv'e come to far too stop this. I am a guy who's worth talking to, even tho I will not make the team at this time, I am an resource until my time will come. *comment section #207 04:58:08 , out" Regards, hemy
2016-04-29 05:01
That's deep.
2016-04-29 09:26
is expected...he has the biggest mouth and he is the biggest coward...
2016-04-29 09:39
moe is stepping in for everyone.who the fuck ill step in for moe? poor moe !
2016-04-29 10:50
Mohammad Assad Xd
2016-04-29 15:33
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2016-04-29 18:18
im exiting b exiting b
2016-04-29 18:27
sorry kory
2016-05-12 16:22
xpected
2016-04-30 09:27
#230
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Sweden lagcats 
Wow what a shocker? I knew this would happen cause just face it mOE you would never join or be in a team that goes far. Just a straight up fact.
2016-04-30 09:40
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2016-04-30 18:06
"mOE will be no longer seen in this environment" great writing 10/10
2016-05-12 16:18
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