kioShiMa returns to FaZe roster

MIRAA
November 9th, 2016 22:39

Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey has returned to FaZe's active lineup, the organisation has announced.

Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey will replace Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, who has been moved to a backup position, with FaZe adding that the Norwegian will be given time to "find his motivation to either stay or find a new team."

The French player was consigned to the bench less than one month ago to make way for Finn "karrigan" Andersen as the team looked to get back to winning ways following a series of mixed results.


kioShiMa reclaims his spot as jkaem drops to the bench 

According to FaZe, kioShiMa "has shown patience, understanding and an incredible work ethic" since being benched, which, combined with "an increased effort in hours spent practicing", has seen him reclaim his spot on the team's roster.

jkaem has been part of the team since September 2015, when he joined the squad when it was still playing under G2 Esports. The former Copenhagen Wolves played a key role in the team's semi-final run at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, but he has come under criticism for his 2016 form, with his rating since the start of the year standing at 0.98.  

FaZe now have the following roster:

Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey

Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad (substitute) 

Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
953
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
663
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
sad that jkaem has been inconsistent lately, GL KIO
2016-11-09 22:39
yeeee come on
2016-11-09 22:45
no edit damn boi
2016-11-09 22:47
Trump is triggered watching who made the #1 comment
2016-11-09 22:50
Guys if u wanna fight allu, play brutalcs csdm
2016-11-09 23:27
ye it's a real modern day tragedy
2016-11-09 23:52
#5
Denmark zink 
AWESOME for Kio really, he deserved it. Jkaem has been bad for a while now.. That prediction guy was right again, maybe we should start giving him more credit, eh? :-)
2016-11-09 22:39
#218
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Australia WaxNWayne 
I feel bad for jkaem though. He is a pretty good player and everyone has slumps. Still, kio is quite good when he is allowed to play as he wants. I guess i just wish there was room for both of them :D
2016-11-10 02:22
#274
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Belgium LexxProd 
jkaem > kio
2016-11-15 00:30
#232
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Turkey osmanabi 
Haci was right
2016-11-10 07:21
yeah Haci was right not that autist Dekay
2016-11-10 08:46
well deserved kio
2016-11-09 22:39
Welcome back THEPROBLEM
2016-11-09 22:39
lmao
2016-11-09 22:48
#123
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France France98123 
the solution*
2016-11-09 22:50
welcome back THESOLUTION
2016-11-10 15:25
1
2016-11-09 22:39
ok
2016-11-09 22:40
qweqwe
2016-11-09 22:39
#11
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Denmark d347hbr1ng3r 
ez
2016-11-09 22:39
expected
2016-11-09 22:40
KIO WAS THE PROBLEM
2016-11-09 22:40
#14
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Switzerland xijmplr 
Hopefully THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED? h3h3
2016-11-09 22:39
#15
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United Kingdom Tr0pecs 
hia
2016-11-09 22:39
#16
Sweden qgh 
Oh Shit?
2016-11-09 22:40
LOL
2016-11-09 22:39
#18
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Finland allu b 
1
2016-11-09 22:39
1
2016-11-09 22:39
#20
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Yugoslavia bleaque 
LOL
2016-11-09 22:39
twenny first
2016-11-09 22:40
wat
2016-11-09 22:39
ez
2016-11-09 22:39
gl
2016-11-09 22:39
i luv u kioking
2016-11-09 22:40
ez4allu
2016-11-09 22:39
wtf
2016-11-09 22:39
#29
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Portugal ReaverpiT 
fox was the problem hahahaha
2016-11-09 22:40
#71
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Poland sajlent 
yeah he was
2016-11-09 22:41
#92
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Portugal ReaverpiT 
yes we can see that , fox 4 majors 2 times to legends this guys dont do nothin there. lul
2016-11-09 22:42
#101
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Poland sajlent 
2016-11-09 22:43
yeah, 4 majors - cologne 2015 - cluj-napoca 2015 - mlg columbus 2016 - cologne 2016
2016-11-09 23:02
#148
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Poland sajlent 
oh right 2x out in groups, 1xqf and 1xsf and he was basically carried like Fifflaren in NiP at ESL Cologne 2014
2016-11-09 23:05
you have to be really blind to say fox was carried in cluj
2016-11-09 23:21
not "that" blind tho puu.sh/scYD9/de0920fb70.png
2016-11-10 01:10
I was talking about Cluj. If u saw te major u know fox carried alongside jkaem
2016-11-10 14:49
The stats for the W matches imgur.com/a/gTjIA EDIT: Except for the last one, just put it in because it was a really close match that they could've won
2016-11-10 14:56
what do you think about it?
2016-11-11 00:25
Well for me, that's not something we call carrying
2016-11-11 00:26
I saw all their games. By saying "carry" i wanted to say he was probably their best playing (also jkaem) at that major.
2016-11-11 00:28
you surely just remember that inferno game actually
2016-11-11 00:28
gg
2016-11-09 22:39
#31
znajder | 
Ireland skend 
LUL
2016-11-09 22:39
#32
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Germany Gloin 
A bit late, but it had to happen after those disastrous performances from jkaem
2016-11-09 22:40
#33
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Norway TrippleS 
lol
2016-11-09 22:39
EXPECTED
2016-11-09 22:39
#35
Finland Tekh 
gg
2016-11-09 22:39
nice one
2016-11-09 22:40
LOL
2016-11-09 22:39
expected
2016-11-09 22:39
The man is back!
2016-11-09 22:39
#124
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France France98123 
the myth
2016-11-09 22:50
The legend!
2016-11-09 22:51
#126
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France France98123 
ayyyyy
2016-11-09 22:51
Britain and france immortal friendship
2016-11-09 22:54
#130
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France France98123 
you were meant to say lmao *FailFish*
2016-11-09 22:54
#147
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Estonia iceicemaybe 
but here are no aliens
2016-11-09 23:04
#40
Germany ynck 
kio was the problem
2016-11-09 22:39
#41
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United States Den422 
expected
2016-11-09 22:39
Noooooo
2016-11-09 22:39
wow-
2016-11-09 22:39
#44
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Slovakia Kurki 
gj
2016-11-09 22:39
WOW
2016-11-09 22:39
Wuuuuut
2016-11-09 22:39
#47
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Russia Windcast 
expected
2016-11-09 22:39
???
2016-11-09 22:39
#49
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
well deserved, good luck!
2016-11-09 22:40
nice kio!
2016-11-09 22:40
lol
2016-11-09 22:40
#52
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Poland wojtixxx 
expected
2016-11-09 22:40
Rekt jkaem.
2016-11-09 22:40
noooo norway power
2016-11-09 22:40
Jkaem fire power? Wut
2016-11-09 22:45
#55
fer | 
Brazil Nobuga 
expected
2016-11-09 22:40
not good
2016-11-09 22:40
KIOIOOOOOOOO HF MATE
2016-11-09 22:40
#58
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Poland sajlent 
haha if you're getting replaced by kio you know you're shite xD gg jkaem
2016-11-09 22:40
#235
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Germany uRaguuuu 
Are you try to tell me fox was shit? Vp is noob team and will never win anything again
2016-11-10 07:52
#268
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Poland sajlent 
0/8
2016-11-10 19:43
#59
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Armenia HaRRyarm 
THE KING IS BACK!
2016-11-09 22:40
KIO WAS THE PROBLEM
2016-11-09 22:40
#62
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Sweden Am1soul 
Hahaha K10 was not the problem
2016-11-09 22:40
Finally Faze get rid of that onliner,who has not even been performing that great online recently...
2016-11-09 22:40
kkk
2016-11-09 22:40
#65
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
this team is a joke
2016-11-09 22:40
rip kick karrigan :v
2016-11-09 22:40
KIOSHIMA WASN'T THE PROBLEM
2016-11-09 22:40
#68
allu | 
Pakistan y0nes 
Finally!
2016-11-09 22:40
wew omg not expected i didn't see this coming at all
2016-11-09 22:40
expected
2016-11-09 22:40
Bipolar team LUL
2016-11-09 22:41
Shit, i swear i'd comment this Rip now ;-;
2016-11-09 23:03
got'em
2016-11-09 23:08
expected, good for k1o
2016-11-09 22:41
#75
ZywOo | 
Belgium N1k3RR 
expected
2016-11-09 22:41
FIRST
2016-11-09 22:41
nice kio glhf bro, gg jkaem
2016-11-09 22:41
unexpected, but seems like a good idea
2016-11-09 22:41
YES, so nice for Kio :D Sad for jkaem, but he's not been in a good form for a while now :(
2016-11-09 22:41
#82
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Poland Banan17 
Kio wasnt the problem
2016-11-09 22:41
#83
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Ireland SimplifyMe 
Lets hope Jkaem will find his form again, 'Thanks Jkaem for carrying us'- G2 rain 2015 Cuj :(
2016-11-09 22:41
:(
2016-11-09 22:56
#84
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Portugal cabronnn 
So many changes to nothing
2016-11-09 22:41
Jkaem should look where he is atm LUL
2016-11-09 22:41
THE PROBLEM WASN'T THE PROBLEM PogChamp
2016-11-09 22:41
fox - maikelele - jkaem - ? - ? we have 3 players of the old G2.Esports Cluj Napoca run boys...they have no team...
2016-11-09 22:42
I think jkaem>kio...
2016-11-09 22:42
#89
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Uruguay zniksze 
VERY EZ 4 FAZE AGAIN (ONLINE GAMES)
2016-11-09 22:42
expected
2016-11-09 22:42
#94
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Sweden Donger89 
lmao
2016-11-09 22:42
#95
Magisk | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
Make up your mind faze dudes
2016-11-09 22:42
lmao, BOT KARRIGAN in and GOD JKAEM out
2016-11-09 22:43
You know that Karrigan is one of the best IGL, right?
2016-11-10 07:30
nice
2016-11-09 22:43
1
2016-11-09 22:43
+1 NICE
2016-11-09 22:43
#100
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Brazil spaark1 
wtf is happening
2016-11-09 22:43
joke team.
2016-11-09 22:44
#104
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Finland raivokkuus 
Nice to see jkaem hasn't been dropped completely and been only substituted. I hope things work out for him and he finds his motivation/skill again, although it seemed like this was inevitable given the string of poor performances he's had and the scrutiny he has come under. Would be sad to see a talent like him drop off the radar completely.
2016-11-09 22:44
Could not have said it better myself
2016-11-09 22:59
expected
2016-11-09 22:44
finally good news today...
2016-11-09 22:45
Maybe no the problem afterall
2016-11-09 22:45
Sad to see jkaem never reaching his dh cluj form again
2016-11-09 22:46
Hopefully that will help FaZe get better. Tbh, everyone did his job well, except for jkaem, the guy should either take a break and then come back stronger, or take a longer brake and think if he wants to play or not. Although kio wasn't consistent, but still he wasn't sucking (in terms of K-D) as hugely as jkaem has been. So, welcome back you horseface xD
2016-11-09 22:47
LOL
2016-11-09 22:47
good (esp. for kio)
2016-11-09 22:48
#118
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Italy Growl 
Vote Trump 2k16
2016-11-09 22:48
#119
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United States regnant 
Kio is no longer the problem. He's just. A Problem.
2016-11-09 22:49
finalyy
2016-11-09 22:49
faze should stop making so many roster changes
2016-11-09 22:52
They didn't chance much. He is not a new player so he knows how to fit in the team already
2016-11-09 23:32
KIO WAS NOT THE PROBLEM (insert some elegiggles)
2016-11-09 22:52
#132
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CIS sergioff 
LUL unexpected. THE PROBLEM IS BACK!
2016-11-09 22:59
FaZe FailFish
2016-11-09 22:59
#135
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Chile nachooww 
finaly ^-^
2016-11-09 22:59
#138
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Australia LACH1E 
JOIN NORSE
2016-11-09 23:01
faze clan should either buy glasses or brain cuz karrygan is really bad, and there was no point in replacing jkaaem
2016-11-09 23:01
faze getting serious eyy?
2016-11-09 23:03
#144
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Norway SpicyJuice 
nonono faaak.
2016-11-09 23:03
nice! jkaem has been so fucking bad ever since cluj
2016-11-09 23:04
wrong, wrong, wrong..... he was good for a looong time after cluj
2016-11-10 09:07
Expected. Its a shame that he has so much raw talent yet he does not put in the effort and commitment to fix his consistency smh.
2016-11-09 23:06
jkaem was the problem so if this doesnt work just Retire faze
2016-11-09 23:11
LDLC*k1o*CMSTORM
2016-11-09 23:12
#156
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Denmark qwedsa 
not so long jkaem was making fun of Taz.. what up now jkaem
2016-11-09 23:12
he wasn't making fun of taz though(?).. lol
2016-11-09 23:15
#177
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Denmark qwedsa 
rly need to go into details? making fun of VP
2016-11-09 23:32
lmao u really went into some deep details there mate
2016-11-09 23:34
#194
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Denmark qwedsa 
wasn't expecting to get hard times because of it =(
2016-11-10 00:06
sry :(
2016-11-10 00:17
+1
2016-11-09 23:33
#157
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Europe Serjkerrr 
lul unexpected
2016-11-09 23:13
bad idea to exclude fox will not correct the situation, and the fox greatly helped the team as a sniper Maine, things worked! watched only fox, mb allu strong player but as for me Fox 2 head higher as a sniper!
2016-11-09 23:13
jkaem is going to dignitas soon
2016-11-09 23:15
:/ we all know how good jkaem can be, hope he finds the solution to his inconsistency <3
2016-11-09 23:18
finally
2016-11-09 23:21
Lol poor guy
2016-11-09 23:22
fox was the problem, hahahaha. RIP
2016-11-09 23:22
nice the problem is back
2016-11-09 23:23
r u fucking kidding me? Kioshima over jkaem? Cmon
2016-11-09 23:24
#168
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France BekK 
ty faze
2016-11-09 23:25
R.I.P Faze carry member from G2 kkkk still a great player and a great guy :p
2016-11-09 23:27
FINALLY AFTER 17 YEARS OF FUCKING CS FAZE HAS DONE WHAT NO OTHER TEAM HAS EVER DONE!!!!!! This is just the same as it is in any other fucking sport. You play like shit or inconsistent you drop from the first team and then the player that replaces you will try his fucking ass off to stay there. This should have happened like 10 years ago at least.
2016-11-09 23:27
this probably happened because jkaem wanted to step down, actually. he already showed his desire to play within a norwegian line-up not long time ago.
2016-11-09 23:37
btw this team its a joke! changing roster twice a month zZZZZz!
2016-11-09 23:27
jkaem :( i like him :(
2016-11-09 23:28
immo kio does bad next event and gets benched LUL
2016-11-09 23:30
#179
kennyS | 
Estonia BlameS 
2 of the worst tier2 team PRO's out there, this is embarrassing for both scrubs :D
2016-11-09 23:34
#181
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Portugal RushMetra 
That was so expected with jkaem underperforming for a long time and kio doing better than him while on the team. n1
2016-11-09 23:34
well deserved k1o, you're a dedicated hardworking player
2016-11-09 23:35
K - Karma
2016-11-09 23:36
PogChamp
2016-11-09 23:44
jkaem has been played so bad lately not surprised about this decision but I'm not sure kio can fullfill this lineup they need a stronger player
2016-11-09 23:44
2016-11-09 23:59
hes a good player but i think all the hate really got to him and fucked him up badly. hope he can comeback. dont think kio is the solution either.
2016-11-10 00:03
kek yee_lmao was right again
2016-11-10 00:09
ABOUT FUCKING TIME. And it's actually quite amazing how many of you are riding jkaems dick. HE IS GOD DAMNED AWFUL. He is -- alongside natu -- one of the worst players I've ever had the displeasure of witnessing. The fact that a team let him play for this long is just sad. He is not some misunderstood genius, or a talented individual who just folds under pressure. He is just god damned awful, and he plays like someone with a crippling brain injury or ten under his belt.
2016-11-10 00:20
#199
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Sweden 1nc0g 
no clue why he was playing amazing when he first joined. was he lucky the first months or has he just gotten old and bad?
2016-11-10 00:36
Except he's never been amazing, according to statistics. hltv.org/?pageid=246&playerid=8248 First game he played for FaZe was 22/1 16, and from there on out, he has consistently been shit. Not quite as shit as right now, sure, but that's not saying much.
2016-11-10 01:32
not sure if you know this, but he played in g2 before faze, and there he was a beast. comparing him to a finnish bot is retarded
2016-11-10 09:05
#198
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Sweden larsbananas 
This is actually a good decision I believe :)
2016-11-10 00:32
#200
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Spain akproxx 
sad for jkaem
2016-11-10 00:37
THE PROBLEM WASN'T THE PROBLEM PogChamp
2016-11-10 00:58
#202
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Syria Gonezxzx 
Good luck kioking.
2016-11-10 01:08
rip FaZe. jkaem was a really solid player, kio is way too inconsistent
2016-11-10 01:13
Now that is just sad.
2016-11-10 01:16
So fox is free, maikelele is free and jkaem is benched.. 3/5 of the g2 that played at cluj is without a team.. Interesting.
2016-11-10 01:34
#208
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United States lagcats 
Who would of known?
2016-11-10 01:35
#209
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France t3r4byt3 
who would have thought last year, that a player from each of NiP, EnVyUs and TSM would play on the same team?
2016-11-10 01:42
#214
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
Very good<3
2016-11-10 01:56
the king has returned
2016-11-10 02:20
#219
f0rest | 
Argentina GZ^ 
faze stop changing the roster!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!
2016-11-10 02:35
#221
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Russia RacerJuiced_ 
4Head jkaem 4Head was 4Head the 4Head problem 4Head
2016-11-10 02:50
nsgl
2016-11-10 02:50
gl to them, insane lineup
2016-11-10 02:54
gl Kio cool dude
2016-11-10 03:25
I belivie that kio is only just a stand-in until SunNy gets his way out of ENCE
2016-11-10 03:38
no
2016-11-10 09:03
Nice
2016-11-10 04:19
gl kio
2016-11-10 05:03
k1o the solution
2016-11-10 05:05
Nooooo, they need moar suNny!
2016-11-10 05:28
who will faze cut next? find out next week
2016-11-10 07:41
#236
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Lithuania bez3z 
jkaem > karrigan
2016-11-10 07:54
#239
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
karrigan=igl,second awp and more experienced jkaem=cluj
2016-11-10 08:12
+1 Jkaem played well only dreamhack cluj napoca 2015 .. sad but true
2016-11-10 09:06
#238
byali | 
Poland swagV 
Xd if aizy will stop fragging he'll also get replaced mark my words
2016-11-10 08:08
FaZe so trash
2016-11-10 08:54
Wtf have I just read? the Norwegian will be given time to "find his motivation to either stay or find a new team." Do they mean that if jkaem finally finds his old form, they will again bench kioShiMa? If I was kioShiMa, I would ask them to kiss my ass, though he must be getting a good salary, so... But it's unfair - you're playing well, but they bench you and then bring you back until their Norwegian friend finds his A-game again?
2016-11-10 09:00
#247
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Norway Mickey Mouse 
Just like in any other sport, teams bench players that have not played well recently.. It's just been uncommon for the cs scene to do so.
2016-11-10 09:13
kio was benched, although he played better than jkaem did It's just been uncommon for the cs scene to do so Yeah because teams usually have only 5 players.
2016-11-10 09:27
#258
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Italy Div-\ 
I think that it's not a bad idea to implement benching in CS. At least one or even two players in the bench could be a good idea to give fresh air to for example a player that has been underperforming, or is sick, or whatever, or just to change things a little bit.
2016-11-10 14:15
#250
rain | 
Czech Republic matuless 
sad to see jkaem leave, i like this guy however wb kio and gl
2016-11-10 11:21
#252
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Europe kennyBeast 
kio must be feeling like a slut, from one team to another, kicked, then brought back.
2016-11-10 12:46
xD
2016-11-10 13:47
Karrigan with his awful fragging ability and stats should leave if they wanna improve.
2016-11-10 14:10
Good.
2016-11-10 14:13
Good but still sad, please jkaem come back!
2016-11-10 15:05
make up your fucking mind FaZe, is it jkaem or kio?
2016-11-10 17:57
good move, jkaem was shite for a while now
2016-11-10 17:59
#275
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
ye
2017-01-30 00:52
#267
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Poland paweld029 
LUL
2016-11-10 18:55
#273
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United States koyoCSGO 
FaZe top 10 now
2016-11-11 02:14
Nice bait
2017-01-30 00:57
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