Immortals add kNg; on trial

Immortals have announced the addition of Red Reserve sniper Vito "kNg" Giuseppe, who will try out for the team.

After Lincoln "fnx" Lau departed Immortals' active roster a little over a week ago, the Brazilian squad initially set their sights on k1ck's João "horvy" Horvath, as HLTV.org reported following the news.

However, the team decided to go another route in the end, with Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe joining Immortals on a trial basis instead.

kNg's addition raises questions about Immortals' distribution of AWPing duties going forward

The 22-year-old played for Red Reserve before he, Caike "caike" Costa, and Jean-Michel "mch" D'Oliveira decided to step down from the active lineup in early May, with kNgV- stating that he was "open to negotiations" with organizations interested in buying him out of his contract.

For the time being, Red Reserve loaned him out to Immortals as kNgV- will try out for the team in the near future.

His commitment to Immortals raises questions surrounding the team's distribution of roles going forward, due to their new member's dedication to the sniper rifle on his previous teams.

Immortals now field the following team:

Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes
Brazil Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe (trial)

Brazil Rafael "zakk" Fernandes (coach)

Immortals' offline debut with their new player will be at ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, taking place from May 30 - June 4 in Dallas, Texas.

Brazil Caike 'caike' Costa
Caike 'caike' Costa
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Jean-Michel 'mch' D'Oliveira
Jean-Michel 'mch' D'Oliveira
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
352
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Brazil João 'horvy' Horvath
João 'horvy' Horvath
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
203
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
800
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
#3
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Germany Ez4Sprout 
gl
2017-05-25 00:01
Tier 20 team
2017-05-25 00:01
#67
ZywOo | 
Brazil smm1le 
Tier 10 :)
2017-05-25 00:42
#77
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Brazil bandicoot 
ROFL open your eyes if you can, #top5#top7 material
2017-05-25 01:08
expected from delusional br
2017-05-25 01:09
#165
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
I dont even provoke them no more. So delusional...
2017-05-25 11:38
#159
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Romania Tise 
No offense lad, but if Immortals couldn't do anything with fnx then I doubt that kNg will be the deciding factor.
2017-05-25 11:02
Weren't they semi finalists at Katowice and finalists not so long ago ?
2017-05-25 13:47
#192
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Romania Tise 
I think they were in the semis at Katowice but I don't seem to remember if they were in a final.
2017-05-25 19:57
DH austin
2017-05-25 20:33
#195
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Romania Tise 
Holy crap, I totally forgot about that, lul. Thanks for the reminder. :D
2017-05-25 20:34
#187
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Brazil bandicoot 
none taken. they are progressing very slowly, but progressing nonetheless. fnx is solid player when motived but cancer when he is not
2017-05-25 17:48
#193
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Romania Tise 
Well, they need a leader who is capable of maintaining the team calm. They have the talent but Hen1 is still choking in crucial rounds. If they get somebody like a FalleN or another experienced veteran that can support the star players then they can easily become top 7 or 5.
2017-05-25 20:05
thats indeed ROFL
2017-05-25 17:46
expected
2017-05-25 00:01
#7
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Denmark fm100 
NICE or i mean... rip
2017-05-25 00:01
Da King
2017-05-25 00:02
expected
2017-05-25 00:01
Knew it said it a month ago
2017-05-25 00:01
#13
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Argentina EnvyJ 
Just what I thought
2017-05-25 00:01
#15
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Portugal Stifmyster 
Horvy is better :(
2017-05-25 00:01
#35
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Brazil m4th 
NEVER!
2017-05-25 00:06
#189
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Portugal Stifmyster 
horvy is like mini felps
2017-05-25 19:06
#169
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Brazil Smartzilian 
Horvy is better +1
2017-05-25 13:41
EZ
2017-05-25 00:01
expected
2017-05-25 00:01
lol
2017-05-25 00:01
#19
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Brazil mth^ 
WOW
2017-05-25 00:01
#20
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Brazil Luca0 
2 awps ?
2017-05-25 00:01
#21
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Brazil diixon 
HOLY YEEEES!! GL kNg
2017-05-25 00:01
With Red Reserve, kNg won two titles, including the HeadShot Cup # 1 and Legend Series # 1.
2017-05-25 00:02
wow big titles...
2017-05-25 01:09
#123
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Brazil nithael 
Considering the titles the team attempted, it was a pretty good result! :)
2017-05-25 03:45
kNg has more titles than your entire scene lmao
2017-05-25 05:32
SparkeR > kNg bookmark this and come back in a year when sparker is in top level international team and kng is at shit tier bottom level br cs
2017-05-25 05:37
I hope so SparkeR best Pizza maker world 2117, and just to you know kNg is italian descendant, you dumb fk
2017-05-25 05:44
yea and ur trying to take credit for him
2017-05-25 05:47
i said kNg won more titles than the entire italian scene not "we", learn to read, tryharder for a comeback
2017-05-25 05:55
i fuck ur mom
2017-05-25 05:56
ur mom is a pizza
2017-05-25 05:58
2017-05-25 21:31
don't you realize? we're discussing about a very important topic about master pizza guy SparkeR thinking he can beat kNg? haha NO
2017-05-25 22:13
#158
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Europe KappaKaako 
Who tha fuck is sparker?? You mean sparkles??
2017-05-25 10:59
#174
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
He's apparently the best Italian CSGO player, funnily enough, though, he plays for a UK team
2017-05-25 13:51
#151
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Turkey Rick_Sanchez 
Xd
2017-05-25 08:23
- lucas +fnx
2017-05-25 00:02
#24
GuardiaN | 
Poland Vojak 
Nice
2017-05-25 00:02
#26
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
uuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! Let's go KNG u deserve brother! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-25 00:02
#27
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Europe TriHard_8R 
isnt he awper ?
2017-05-25 00:02
Yes
2017-05-25 00:06
fnx gets again rekt xddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2017-05-25 00:02
"Therefore, we’re pleased to announce that Immortals will be trialling Vito "kNg" Giuseppe as our fifth player in our upcoming tournaments." "On loan from Red Reserve, kNg previously played with Steel on g3x in 2016 before now reuniting with him on Immortals."
2017-05-25 00:02
New NiKO br coming..
2017-05-25 00:03
horvy would have been better long term ( Visa problems fucked up the deal) +pls kng isn´t really a rifler so yeah :| Gl to immortals but I don´t think they will find success with this roster anytime soon.
2017-05-25 00:04
#103
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Brazil Diegho007 
+1
2017-05-25 02:02
he's actually not that bad a rifle, neither is hen1.
2017-05-25 04:33
#170
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Brazil Smartzilian 
+1
2017-05-25 13:43
RIP
2017-05-25 00:05
Rumor has it this kid is the best brazilian awper, now he finaly is in a position to prove it.
2017-05-25 00:19
well said... I think he will make a good job, anyway.. it's time to prove.
2017-05-25 04:31
+1
2017-05-25 13:58
#42
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Turkey SG^^ 
If he's not good at rifling as his awping, immortals WILL have lots of problems in short run. good luck
2017-05-25 00:08
#53
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Brazil MiBrS2 
He is good at rifling and so is Hen1
2017-05-25 00:19
2 awp players team LUL
2017-05-25 00:11
#48
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Brazil nexthi 
kng is a good riffler
2017-05-25 00:16
ye but it'll be a waste of talent. He's much better with an awp
2017-05-25 00:18
but they filled the drug user role again. First FNX now KNG.
2017-05-25 00:17
#44
mOE | 
Iraq Bad_Guy 
IMT top 1, kNg GOD
2017-05-25 00:13
hen1 & kNg are the new FalleN & Cold
2017-05-25 00:15
Bad choice
2017-05-25 00:15
#47
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Brazil XEMBAO 
GL kng, you are a fucking beast
2017-05-25 00:16
Unespected
2017-05-25 00:17
No experience in csgo and instantly picked up by a world team. This game is fuckin jokes.
2017-05-25 00:18
Yeee,ocean could be better.
2017-05-25 00:32
#66
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Stewie? Niko? Cold? This is how you find talent
2017-05-25 00:41
#119
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Brazil vhq 
he is a completely retarded hahAHah
2017-05-25 03:29
#200
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South Africa nimmaJ 
I don't like to jump to conclusions but he clearly didn't even attempt to be reasonable when posting that.
2017-05-26 01:00
4th June "Immortals win ESL Pro League Season 5"
2017-05-25 00:22
nice
2017-05-25 00:24
n1
2017-05-25 00:26
#59
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Brazil PrettyMuchItt 
They were bad already, now with two AWP lmao, kng can't hit a single shot with rifles
2017-05-25 00:27
#61
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
if fnx fucks kng's gf he's a dead man
2017-05-25 00:27
#62
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Brazil LukeCS7 
WTF
2017-05-25 00:28
#63
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Croatia mds818 
Now what would be funny if kng showed up some magical performance at epl,rekt sk and took away #1 from cold,would be hilarious af
2017-05-25 00:32
#65
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Expected... But I wished they could've got someone from LG or anyone more experienced... KNg is a good pick up skill wise, but I hope he can fill the gap Fnx left. Goodluck!
2017-05-25 00:33
more experienced than KNG in Brazil? that would be hard, only the old school players like pava, bit, nak, cogu, are
2017-05-25 01:10
#86
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
My knowledge of the Brazil scene isn't that big because I barely recognized it until Keyd Stars were rising.
2017-05-25 01:19
thats ok, all i'm saying is that kng is experienced enough, the thing is: he is an awper, lets see...
2017-05-26 07:01
Guys at LG already player menor qualifier. So could not play with Imt
2017-05-25 02:12
#148
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Brazil evaristood 
Thanks Joel santana!
2017-05-25 07:02
#68
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Brazil VAC0 
new brazilian team: fallen, hen1, kNg, yel, cogu
2017-05-25 00:43
just bunny hopping with a knife ggwp
2017-05-25 01:03
#69
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Brazil Collee 
top 5 inc.
2017-05-25 00:43
#70
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
2017-05-25 00:46
#71
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Sweden Alheny 
Kng MVP EPL FINALS
2017-05-25 00:47
#74
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go my BOY, you can do it! Congratz and good luck! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-25 01:01
AGORA O BONDE DO TERROR TÁ COMPLETO KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2017-05-25 01:07
#80
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Portugal dracø 
thank mr horvy <3 kick It's selfish to say this tho, it would've been better for him to move. I think that in the long run horvy would've been better for imt
2017-05-25 01:09
#82
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Brazil RisenNTC 
better than horvy, let's see how are they going to play with 2 awpers. I assume kng will play as a rifler but whenever they have a chance to play double awp setup they'll do it.
2017-05-25 01:11
IMT double awp setup will be interesting now with 2 crazy awpers and kng is good rifler as well; maybe they can make this work.
2017-05-25 01:13
#85
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Israel Aarod 
As much as giving new players a chance is important, this guy will never be the level of fnx, not in a few years atleast. Immortals need a more experienced player to compete at high levels.
2017-05-25 01:18
#96
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Brazil hugoooo 
Bitch, pls Do you think kNg is any kind of new GO player? He's not. He always have been one of the best snipers from Brazil on 1.6. Here you can watch him beating fnatic on lan, at Dreamhack Bucharest 2012: youtube.com/watch?v=qb-KLR19Xpo
2017-05-25 01:45
#107
device | 
Israel Aarod 
Yeah, but the shoes of fnx are giant.
2017-05-25 02:24
The other guy is right, big shoes to fill, plus kng carries when he plays with awp, with rifles it will be different, but let's see how it works
2017-05-25 02:47
lol 2 primary AWP NICE MOVE, Horvy is much better.
2017-05-25 01:19
#88
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Argentina ivanpb 
expected #RUNIMM ^_^
2017-05-25 01:24
#90
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Poland Viefer 
Double AWP underrated kappa
2017-05-25 01:30
#91
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Brazil wAc 
finally kng gets a shot at tier 1 after so many years carrying bad teams
2017-05-25 01:31
#94
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Brazil hugoooo 
WOW!!!!!1 I'm so happy! kNg is a monster, he always have been... finally he gets a chance to shine to the world, and not just to Brazil. But, I'm also very curious to see how steel will manage two primary awpers... there is literally no top team with this setup nowadays. Just as a fun fact, mibr once had a lineup with three primary snipers back then: eduzin, ton and cogu. Brazil love snipers... always loved.
2017-05-25 01:38
boltz*?
2017-05-25 11:37
IDK anything about hoorvy but I feel like he deserved a shot, kNg however is a really good player and can fit well on this team even tho he and hen1 is MAIN awp...
2017-05-25 01:48
#98
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Bahrain CRY_A_RIVER 
GL bois :)
2017-05-25 01:52
#99
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Brazil udimbas 
I think... kNg looks like FNX. "I'm really good. You don't, Steel and Bolts"
2017-05-25 01:54
kNgV >>>>>>>> FALLEN
2017-05-25 01:55
kNg best choice
2017-05-25 01:58
niceeeeeeeeee i love you knnnnnnnnn <33333333333333333333333333333333, the best
2017-05-25 02:00
expected gl
2017-05-25 02:33
Looks like hen1 will need to adapt his playstyle the same way fallen did when fox was playing for SK. I'm looking forward to see how this change can impact in their game. Btw, there are no other choices to replace fnx, some of the LG roster denied the offer and horvy had visa issues Idk why LG members declined, looks like they just don't look like a farm team just like SK does to Immortals
2017-05-25 02:53
#114
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Brazil sprk1 
so imt add kng because horvy had visa issues?
2017-05-25 03:13
They need to attend several important championships in the next weeks, and horvy couldn't attend because of visa issues. Maybe kNg's contract is only trial because of this situation
2017-05-25 03:38
#111
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Spain ATTARx 
imagine - jdm + kng
2017-05-25 02:53
#113
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Brazil ana01g 
god
2017-05-25 03:06
#115
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Macau FAZE_DISBAND 
Expected
2017-05-25 03:17
#117
fer | 
Brazil cyrax12 
ez 4 king
2017-05-25 03:25
Why does everyone have 3 letter names in brazil
2017-05-25 03:26
How come he's so young? He is a pretty oldschool 1.6 player. What age did he start playing competitevely?
2017-05-25 03:34
6
2017-05-25 15:48
#121
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United States vikingswine 
@caLK123 they do not all have 3 letter names, but video games in Brazil are a straight forward career path that is professional. In America pro gamers are not as professional and as such, have funkier more outlandosh names.
2017-05-25 03:37
rip horbvy
2017-05-25 04:21
#126
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Kazakhstan dc7 
fer and kNg were actually the ones who convinced fnx to start playing cs go
2017-05-25 04:22
gl
2017-05-25 04:59
#133
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Brazil oldStar 
GL KNG ! gogogo Immortals !
2017-05-25 05:14
#143
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Estonia teremartin 
good lineups <3
2017-05-25 06:01
Kng is old in scenario guys. In this video your team is winning against fnatic and he was constantly saying and screaming loudly things like "Are you choke?" "Request a pausee, you need" "See in my fuck eyes" kkkkkkkk youtube.com/watch?v=2RMKlgSGoZU
2017-05-25 06:33
#147
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
what is "trial" ?
2017-05-25 06:57
His spot on the team isn't permanent, yet.
2017-05-25 11:04
#191
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
thanks :)
2017-05-25 19:46
#162
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Spain JasonRacism 
Rip Immortals
2017-05-25 11:19
lol mibr
2017-05-25 13:20
This kng guy big in Brazil. Saw him in streets one day and all fanmonkeys started to corner him, even some took it too much and started beating him with bananas until he gave them autograph
2017-05-25 13:40
#173
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Brazil Charizaldo 
RIP Major spot, two irregular awp in the same team
2017-05-25 13:49
#175
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Brazil hunte[R] 
Wrong decision. Very talented awper, but with HEN1 on the team, for sure he will play secondary awper role. As a rifler, he's just average. Also, he's very toxic and behaves like he's from gueto, so, I think Immortals will crumble after the honeymoon period is over.
2017-05-25 13:54
#181
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Brazil Smartzilian 
+ 99999 good point
2017-05-25 14:17
If kNg is actually toxic then I dont get this move at all. They kicked fnx because he had problems with steel and boltz because of his attitude and replaced him with someone who is also toxic and plays a role which is already filled in the team?
2017-05-25 17:50
#190
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Brazil hunte[R] 
Well, it's always hard to talk about how players behave in-game and inside the gamehouse every day cause usually they don't share this info. I do believe kng will try hard cuz this is a great chance for him. BTW, Horvy was their first choice but it seems he had a visa problem, so they called kng.
2017-05-25 19:44
KNG is a beast this is awesome!!!!!
2017-05-25 14:01
#180
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Brazil Smartzilian 
Rip Immortals tier 5 now. Wtf they're doing w/ 2 awps
2017-05-25 14:12
#182
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Germany iN1Kolaus 
IMT so Bad ATM...
2017-05-25 15:03
#183
oskar | 
Sweden Dahru 
eqe
2017-05-25 15:06
#185
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France BOOBALECOQ 
rip Immortals
2017-05-25 16:47
#196
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Brazil 9Rain 
expected, after fnx got kicked, the place for problematic players was open... not anymore
2017-05-25 21:21
#199
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Free hen1?
2017-05-26 00:49
#201
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
Is Kng a good rifler?
2017-05-26 06:52
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