Calyx joins Space Soldiers

The Turkish organization Space Soldiers has announced the signing of the ex-DarkPassage star Buğra "Calyx" Arkın.

The DarkPassage squad has been the second best team in Turkey for quite some time now, with the 18-year-old Buğra "Calyx" Arkın standing out regularly. After placing 5-8th at the WESG World Finals, the team decided not to re-sign with their organization, leaving the players as free agents.


Calyx and XANTARES will be joining forces once again 

Space Soldiers have seized the opportunity and signed the young Turkish star Calyx, who will be joining Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş and co., immediately.

With the signing done, Space Soldiers now have the whole TWC 2016-winning Turkey lineup at their disposal. However, the organization pointed out that they will continue with a six-man roster "in order to create tactical variety". Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli, the teams in-game leader, also added that they plan to use all six players going forward and that it will be him and the team's coach to decide who gets to play.

Space Soldiers are now:

Turkey Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş
Turkey Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef 
Turkey Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli
Turkey Ahmet "paz" Karahoca
Turkey Engin "ngiN" Kor
Turkey Buğra "Calyx" Arkın 

Turkey Canpolat "hardstyle" Yıldıran (Coach)

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

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Turkey Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.55
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.35
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.07
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#3
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Macau BoxxyBabe 
GL, Turkish scene is growing
2017-02-13 16:29
#213
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France plagueis 
ez 6v5
2017-02-13 19:17
#4
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Germany godn 
Expected
2017-02-13 16:29
Good luck.
2017-02-13 16:29
FINALLY
2017-02-13 16:29
n1
2017-02-13 16:29
#10
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Brazil DileBani 
lol, expected
2017-02-13 16:29
#12
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Turkey rimencry 
ez
2017-02-13 16:29
#14
EspiranTo | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
Are you srious...
2017-02-13 16:29
#15
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Greenland freqgod 
n1
2017-02-13 16:29
nice
2017-02-13 16:29
#17
fnx | 
Denmark Stefez 
N1
2017-02-13 16:29
n1
2017-02-13 16:30
#19
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United States EmperorTrump 
ez for six man roster
2017-02-13 16:31
#20
wrath | 
World XRAy1999 
XANTRES TO LELE TEAM!!!
2017-02-13 16:30
lele?
2017-02-14 18:04
maikelele xd
2017-02-15 02:07
6v5 new meta ez for SS
2017-02-13 16:29
#24
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Sri Lanka seKai 
6VS5 EZ MAJOR
2017-02-13 16:29
#125
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Poland zJe 
Lul
2017-02-13 17:03
I aren't think that.Even with 10vs5 u still have low chances.
2017-02-13 19:18
#216
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Sri Lanka seKai 
nt no flag
2017-02-13 19:27
nice
2017-02-13 16:29
hahaha most obvious cheater in the whole teamo f course they pick him
2017-02-13 16:29
#28
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Brazil diixon 
6 players PogChamp
2017-02-13 16:29
#29
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
who left then?
2017-02-13 16:29
#109
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Turkey Tormund1 
Probably ngin
2017-02-13 16:51
#31
Turkey mtN` 
wow best news :> -ngin?
2017-02-13 16:30
#72
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Turkey KaplanPencesi 
Noone left
2017-02-13 16:37
#82
Turkey mtN` 
calyx & paz & xanta = samba xD +woxic !
2017-02-13 16:40
true. should def be xantares calyx paz woxic and mejor imo
2017-02-15 18:10
#32
paz | 
Sweden daboxD 
ez ss top10
2017-02-13 16:30
#33
JZFB | 
CIS Ansoro 
ss t1 they'll beat every team 6v5 ez
2017-02-13 16:30
t1 incoming
2017-02-13 16:30
I think t2 not t1
2017-02-13 16:46
#113
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Turkey Tormund1 
6vs5 ez t1
2017-02-13 16:52
hahaha but its not fair :D
2017-02-13 21:48
finally hey hltv, im sure maj3r's surname is küpeli not kupeli #RUNSS
2017-02-13 16:32
#38
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Turkey Rigney 
T1 team
2017-02-13 16:30
5 players to support xantares
2017-02-13 16:30
Bb ngin
2017-02-13 16:30
#41
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Russia Liberast 
2nd superteam, 2 players won't make a team great
2017-02-13 16:30
#163
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Turkey AdwigomweN 
NgiN and despe so damn woxic and Calyx better
2017-02-13 17:40
#42
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
ez
2017-02-13 16:30
-ngiN
2017-02-13 16:31
#45
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Poland ramones1 
YEA! now sasuke or mini
2017-02-13 16:31
SASUKE LUL
2017-02-13 20:14
#46
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
LETS FUCKING GO NOW
2017-02-13 16:31
Ahahahha nice nick my brother
2017-02-14 18:06
xantares iker?
2017-02-15 13:55
Took long enough.
2017-02-13 16:31
#48
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Finland coswell 
Will be good for turkey if they get it to work with xantares and calyx, but im wondering if xantares might try to seek other opportunities?
2017-02-13 16:31
Finally
2017-02-13 16:31
and +woxic pls -despe
2017-02-13 16:31
Finally, LETS GO SS!
2017-02-13 16:31
#55
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Norway just_sAvage 
- ngiN ?
2017-02-13 16:33
6v5 is not fair tho
2017-02-13 16:33
#58
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Canada hFame 
SS will reign supreme!
2017-02-13 16:33
#59
 | 
Brazil bandicoot 
omg, is this really happening? xantares to ezaf
2017-02-13 16:33
#60
 | 
Indonesia de_insertion 
6v5?????
2017-02-13 16:33
#61
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Turkey osmanabi 
The reason why they're not announcing who'll leave is because they stated: "Taktiksel çesitlilik yaratmak adina takimimiz yoluna 6 as oyuncuyla devam edecektir." which means "To create tactical diversity our team will continue their way with 6 main players."
2017-02-13 16:34
#65
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
Bullshit. ngin leaves soon
2017-02-13 16:34
Thanks, I missed it initially because they didn't translate that part for some reason :(
2017-02-13 16:35
#154
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Turkey osmanabi 
Yeah they should hire me as translator instead :D
2017-02-13 17:33
Finally ........
2017-02-13 16:34
Maybe in 6 people they can win a t5 tournament.
2017-02-13 16:34
#229
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Brazil XEMBAO 
hahaha +1
2017-02-13 20:03
gl calyx
2017-02-13 16:34
- despe +w0xic ez MAJOR
2017-02-13 16:35
#69
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CIS CA1MAN 
qualifier 0-3
2017-02-13 16:36
rip woxic & mini
2017-02-13 16:35
6v5 typical turkish thing
2017-02-13 16:36
xD
2017-02-14 00:22
-despe + woxic -ngin + calyx already gg
2017-02-13 16:36
#73
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
Good move. They have full-time salaries?
2017-02-13 16:37
#76
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
yeah. Each one gets about 3k$/month
2017-02-13 16:38
Source?
2017-02-13 17:02
Xantares to Faze that's the prove...
2017-02-13 16:37
-despe +woxic ss t1 inc
2017-02-13 16:37
-ngin +mali
2017-02-13 16:49
+1 and -maj3r +mtN
2017-02-13 17:06
oooo my friend: D
2017-02-13 17:12
#218
paz | 
Turkey ODMEISTER 
Dp tranier
2017-02-13 19:29
#77
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Turkey osmanpolat61 
OMG SOOOO GOOOOD !
2017-02-13 16:39
2 +1,10 rat player maybe thy wanna top 10 ??
2017-02-13 16:39
#93
 | 
Czech Republic Seigen 
+ 1,20
2017-02-13 16:42
FINALLY and next step kick despe take woxic
2017-02-13 16:40
coach = Can Seven PogChamp
2017-02-13 16:39
rofl
2017-02-14 00:23
top2 ez4ence
2017-02-13 16:40
Damn I think space soldiers is figuring this out. They'll go far. Look at nip changes 1 from pyth to maikelele - wins tournament changes back to pyth - wins tournament this is how teams will become unpredictable.
2017-02-13 16:42
Sadly they wont go far with despe aka bot. And there is no better awp than this bot FeelsBadMan
2017-02-13 16:45
woxic is way better i guess
2017-02-13 17:05
Faze.Xantares
2017-02-13 16:40
#134
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Canada hFame 
-happy +shox
2017-02-13 17:11
#88
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United States MAY0 
Why not -ngin +calyx
2017-02-13 16:41
#90
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
soon my friend, soon.
2017-02-13 16:41
NICEEE
2017-02-13 16:41
-DESPE
2017-02-13 16:43
signing 6 players lul expected from turkish scene
2017-02-13 16:43
Finally
2017-02-13 16:45
Space soldiers finally: xantares paz calyx mini woxic :D
2017-02-13 16:45
no igl?
2017-02-13 20:30
#98
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Who will left? ngiN? Good luck SpaceSoldiers! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-02-13 16:45
#99
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
Finally now just kick despe and + woxic and ez t2
2017-02-13 16:45
#103
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Space Soldiers have seized rip navi
2017-02-13 16:46
Finally AMK
2017-02-13 16:46
XANTARES WILL RETIRE IN SS nazi force?
2017-02-13 16:48
nice 6 players in team easy 6v5 xDDDD
2017-02-13 16:48
after dreamhack las vegas "XANTARES joins mouz and replaces denis"
2017-02-13 16:51
#126
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Turkey HypnoSia 
really?
2017-02-13 17:03
could be happening, mouz received a big ass amount of money for Niko and at somepoint the org has to know that they have to replace at least one of the bots spiidi or denis with a solid fragger if they want to achieve something. the money for a buy like that should be at least there
2017-02-13 17:08
#251
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Turkey LoosLink 
Xantares will stay in Spaces. They try xantares-calyx best duos.
2017-02-13 21:17
xantares can speak neither english nor german tho
2017-02-14 14:56
xantares_learn_english_ffs
2017-02-15 13:57
tier 1
2017-02-13 16:52
deathly duo like get_right and f0rest
2017-02-13 16:52
#114
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Croatia mds818 
smart move ss.
2017-02-13 16:52
#117
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Poland zJe 
Expected and nice job
2017-02-13 16:53
Space Soldiers guaranteed to go to the next major tournament ;)
2017-02-13 17:00
#122
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Finland neksu 
6v5 maybe xantares can win now
2017-02-13 17:01
6v5
2017-02-13 17:03
Döner need that man advantage again.
2017-02-13 17:05
wtf tactical variety lmao
2017-02-13 17:08
#133
Korea yuh 
vac
2017-02-13 17:09
😠
2017-02-13 18:27
#135
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Russia GoodWin1 
Nice!!!
2017-02-13 17:11
-ngiN -DESPE inshallah
2017-02-13 17:13
#145
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Turkey Tormund1 
Shut up imamhatipli
2017-02-13 17:18
i am not an imamhatipli. i want them bombed ALLAHU AKBAR
2017-02-13 17:20
Lol Niiiiice now its working like in real soccer so players really have to train and work hard to get to play and cant just relax because of their contracts! @G2
2017-02-13 17:13
6v5 lul
2017-02-13 17:13
#140
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Hmmm, honestly very interesting, I've never seen something like this before. I would love to see how this is going to affect the tram's chemistry and strats. Either way, I can't wait to see how it turns out.
2017-02-13 17:13
nice move
2017-02-13 17:15
#143
Korea yuh 
new meta POGCHAMP
2017-02-13 17:16
n1
2017-02-13 17:16
#147
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Turkey Kuyt11 
Spaces top 10 soon
2017-02-13 17:23
6 VS 5 BOIS LETS GOOO
2017-02-13 17:26
OmG just kick fucking bottom fragger ngin or someone why keep 6 man now no one will focus enough since its fucking 6 man lineup one of them will be kept out ROfl ALSO +W0xic LREADY CMONJ
2017-02-13 17:28
Who cares lmao 4Head
2017-02-13 17:30
if kebab soldiers kick despe, they will be like a monster i think. despe is t999 awper and so weak...
2017-02-13 17:32
#153
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Turkey talhagunes60 
t1
2017-02-13 17:33
#155
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Turkey osmanabi 
inb4 they switch to overwatch with their 6 players LUL
2017-02-13 17:35
#156
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN 
6v5 gj
2017-02-13 17:37
-ngin out calyx in the next one: -despe out, w0xic in
2017-02-13 17:38
Now Woxic!
2017-02-13 17:38
#159
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Turkey Jarrod 
SS needs an one good awp player now and than they can will really strong team Maybe; - Despe + woxic
2017-02-13 17:38
Waiting for midgame subs for ages now
2017-02-13 17:39
woxic MAJ3R Calyx paz XANTARES the turkish dream roster
2017-02-13 17:39
#164
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Brazil ^7|1 
-xantares
2017-02-13 17:43
#166
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
RIP ngiN
2017-02-13 17:45
#168
sunshine | 
Latvia MoiT 
2.05 k/d on flp. Hmmm, seems legit
2017-02-13 17:49
gl !
2017-02-13 17:51
6 players, ftw!
2017-02-13 17:53
6 players rofl
2017-02-13 17:55
so who is gonna play instead of Calyx?? I would love to see gAndhi play again
2017-02-13 17:58
#287
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Poland zJe 
'Sterben' stand-in now. He s Turk also.
2017-02-14 08:29
Next add woxic and make it 7 players gg wp
2017-02-13 17:59
"they will continue with a six-man roster "in order to create tactical variety"." That's original. If other teams follow we could literally see teams with specific players specialized in specific maps?
2017-02-13 18:01
-ngiN and ez Turkgods.
2017-02-13 18:05
so they can change player, after each match? maps?
2017-02-13 18:08
probably it'll be something like a swap in main roster once in a few weeks, like what mouz kinda did
2017-02-14 14:58
Easy for Space Kebabs Tier1 now with 6v5
2017-02-13 18:08
ez top10 this year.
2017-02-13 18:11
Excelent decision! Now only despe has to change places with Woxic and it should be a decent team that can fight for top 10 if not become top10... If despe keeps form, that might not be necessary but he doesn't show much lately.
2017-02-13 18:13
mini is a legit player too.
2017-02-13 18:39
True, would also work. I think this roasted needs a legit awper tho
2017-02-14 08:42
roasted lul
2017-02-15 13:58
-m4j3r +calyx -despe + mini and team is ready switch xantares main awp
2017-02-13 18:16
#185
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Turkey YoungRay 
Despe Awper Mini Rifler ? Are u sure ?
2017-02-13 18:17
yes, xantares awp
2017-02-13 18:18
#202
 | 
Canada hFame 
you must be joking
2017-02-13 18:53
So much fanhype this year holy shit, now what more do we need? Some mega adjustments in NiP? Maybe bring in Maikelele for good? Fnatic (Check) G2 monsterteam (Check) Astralis no1 in the world(Check) SK with Felps (Check) Faze Niko (Check) Virtus still needs to retire (Check) SS Calyx (Check) North Aizy (Check)
2017-02-13 18:18
#200
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France Fran6k1D 
goodbye
2017-02-13 18:43
jesus christ thats jason bourne
2017-02-14 02:25
why bring in maikelele when you can bring in another mousepad?
2017-02-14 14:59
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I understood, just fine.
2017-02-15 18:08
#188
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Turkey YoungRay 
XANTARES MAJ3R Calyx Paz -Despe +Woxic Tier1 or tier 2 team is ready!
2017-02-13 18:19
So, who is 'THE PROBLEM' in this team?
2017-02-13 18:28
#208
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Turkey vortex1g 
ngiN and despe
2017-02-13 19:06
#195
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Turkey tastemycobra 
thank you. now kick despe please.
2017-02-13 18:32
Calyx XANTARES Mini Woxic SasuKe/paz TIER 1 if work hard.
2017-02-13 18:38
#207
 | 
Turkey BRUTALIXX 
+99
2017-02-13 19:04
Sasuke lul, and the igl?
2017-02-13 22:22
#201
 | 
Turkey partyoctopus 
Finally calyx + xantares hype!
2017-02-13 18:44
6vs5 LUL
2017-02-13 18:55
#205
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Turkey mollesteN 
XANTARES Calyx MAJ3R paz woxic Coming soon. Tier 1 ;)
2017-02-13 18:55
#205 mini >> MAJ3R
2017-02-13 19:04
#211
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Norway beastin 
Yeah fuck having an IGL, lets run a full roster where XANTARES is the only one above 18 with no brain behind it! Kappa
2017-02-13 19:13
Do you think MAJ3R is a good IGL? paz can do this.
2017-02-13 19:46
is paz better? plus, that'd make him play so damn worse and then people would say -paz +something
2017-02-14 15:01
#209
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Turkey BRUTALIXX 
xantares paz woxic mini calyx sasuke coach
2017-02-13 19:08
Perfect..
2017-02-13 19:43
#291
 | 
Turkey tastemycobra 
haha sasuke is only 20 years old and one of the best riflers in turkey.
2017-02-14 09:03
#210
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Finland TommIC 
expected
2017-02-13 19:10
probably wont win anything ;/ only those tier 2/3 tournaments. gl
2017-02-13 19:28
Watch and learn please wait woxic
2017-02-14 00:27
+woxic !!!
2017-02-13 19:31
expected
2017-02-13 19:35
Nice, now they can open kebap
2017-02-13 19:36
xantares to optic confirmed
2017-02-13 19:39
#230
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Indonesia de_insertion 
its funny because calyx was nothing in 1.6, i remember him making threads on HLTV with his mini clips. And now saying you will never do that on LAN, you need to start from something lol.
2017-02-13 20:04
now -Ngin + Calyx few months later -despe +good T1 AWP'er few months later 1 ST team in cs community CONFiRMED
2017-02-13 20:14
#235
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Mexico d0naldtrump 
expected
2017-02-13 20:22
2017-02-13 20:43
It was pretty expected after Xantares, paz and MAJ3R's great form which than despe and nGiN was unable to reach... It's a legit transfer in my opinion. Kebab is ready :D
2017-02-13 20:55
#245
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Finland t33mu 
-ngin
2017-02-13 20:57
#246
 | 
Poland zJe 
This will be awesome for Space Soldiers
2017-02-13 20:58
still tier 2
2017-02-13 21:09
#249
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Poland zJe 
Not more i guess.
2017-02-13 21:12
Yes but if despe- and anygoodawper+ they should be top10
2017-02-14 08:43
not top10 but they definitely would be around top15
2017-02-14 15:02
xanta tatatatata
2017-02-13 21:03
#250
 | 
Australia StVincent 
-ngin +calyx tier 1.5
2017-02-13 21:16
#253
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Europe smasherrr 
2017-02-13 21:25
#256
Snax | 
Europe drammar 
its good
2017-02-13 21:45
hmm looks delicious, i like that =)
2017-02-13 21:34
expected
2017-02-13 21:37
thank Mr. Calyx
2017-02-13 22:17
2017-02-13 22:36
LOL
2017-02-13 22:58
Hahhaha
2017-02-14 07:37
#262
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Brazil hugoooo 
Now, I wish Xantares don't leave! Then, SpaceSoldiers will finally reach arrive the tier 2 echelon.
2017-02-13 23:42
XANTARES Calyx paz woxic MAJ3R tier 1 team in 4 months.
2017-02-13 23:49
#265
 | 
Australia StVincent 
tier 1 Kappa
2017-02-14 00:05
Expected
2017-02-14 00:07
#267
 | 
Finland kommunisti 
Ez tier 2! Do they have an awper?
2017-02-14 00:19
#275
 | 
Canada hFame 
DESPE is the main awper
2017-02-14 02:44
#280
cyx | 
Armenia Lev1nnn 
worst awper after smitzz.
2017-02-14 06:31
worse than smithz
2017-02-14 07:38
Despe is the awper but he is like smithzz like they said :D
2017-02-14 08:45
Inb4 -XANTARES xd
2017-02-14 00:30
so calyx left sidemen?
2017-02-14 04:31
#282
 | 
Oceania nobrac 
Xantres to jkaems team.
2017-02-14 07:21
#293
 | 
Sweden DEFENSE! 
Fuck. Yeah. I don't remember any 6-man line-ups since SK's in early 2000's :P
2017-02-14 09:24
xantares, paz, calyx finally in same team. congratz guys
2017-02-14 11:05
ngiN out, ex-DP member confirmered on stream yesturday
2017-02-14 15:39
hiahiahia ngin gg
2017-02-14 18:51
calyx & teebee
2017-02-15 13:52
Good job for SS!
2017-02-15 20:17
#317
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Turkey mrsocta 
qv
2017-02-16 03:05
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