Official: dignitas add TENZKI & cromen

Jesper "TENZKI" Mikalski and Jørgen "cromen" Robertsen have been officially added to dignitas' roster, together with Morten "zEVES" Vollan who will be coaching the squad.

Dignitas has been playing with Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann and Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen for a few weeks now, and have successfully qualified for the European Minor that will be held mid-June. Today, the team announced that the two players will officially be joining the team.

TENZKI will be returning to Dignitas after a stint in the organization in 2015-2016, while cromen will be coming in after impressing in various Norwegian teams, with Norse being the most recent one.

Another Norse player will be coming along with cromen. Morten "⁠zEVES⁠" Vollan, who announced that he will be stepping back from a playing position following Norse's disbandment, will be coaching Dignitas—the now Norwegian based side.

TENZKI is back to wearing a dignitas jersey

This is what cromen had to say about him officially joining Dignitas:

"It is an honor to move into a starting position with a legendary organization like Team Dignitas and play alongside such experienced teammates. This is a perfect opportunity for me to show my potential to the team and the world."

"Lately, our results have shown great improvement and we can be a top contender with more time to practice and synergize together. We are fortunate to have such incredible fans, leadership, and sponsors supporting us."

Team Dignitas President Michael "ODEE" O’Dell added a comment as well:

"Piecing together a successful team is an art, over my years in the eSports industry I find my greatest satisfaction and challenge is assembling talented lineups with the potential to become world champions. I welcome our new coach zEVES and we welcome back TENZKI. Cromen is an obvious talent who will make a lot of noise moving forward.  I look forward to seeing this squad at the world’s most elite competitions."

The press release from Dignitas didn't mention their former starting players Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill or Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita, so their status still remains unclear.

Dignitas are now:

Norway Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel
Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad
Portugal Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco
Norway Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen
Denmark Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann

Norway Morten "⁠zEVES⁠" Vollan (coach)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
872
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1288
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1027
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome
nice
2017-05-23 19:54
Well... that is bullshit right now. Making a team together (Maikelele, Fox and jkeam. ) Add rubino and pita (igl) , skiping few matches and then get kicked! Maikel again no team .. wtff is that :D . DOnt like
2017-05-23 21:16
They dont need Maikel when they already have fox, plus pita is useless in a team like this...
2017-05-23 21:22
#103
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Peru 2loro2
But Maikelele is a 10x better AWPer than fox and Pita should atleast be Coach, probably a better one that ZEVES
2017-05-23 21:30
Atleast ZEVES wont steal their money :D
2017-05-23 21:40
some of what rubino said: 1) maikel should rifle more, his rifles are better than his awp. 2) he cant speak about why maikel got kicked. 3) zeves has already helped him massively with IGLing and getting accustomed to the role meanwhile pita was a coach twice (iircc) before. once in CLG, they were pretty shit when he was there. once when nip won the major and they said afterwards he didnt do anything in terms of real coaching pretty much.
2017-05-23 21:41
#109
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Peru 2loro2
Idk about NIP but please link me where anyone said from NIP that pita didn't do shit, and tell me how Pita made 1 Tier 1 player, Tarik, Tier 2 Player JDM and 3 Tier 4 na players into a Legendary Team for the Major?
2017-05-23 21:51
nah im not gonna link u to dat shit bcs id have to find it and i dont even know where to look, what player said it in what interview or whatever. i just remember it, take it or leave it. "pita made CLG major legends" ya right, he made them that. they were a decent team since their rise early 2015, their results with pita were not at all better than without him and the team split apart with him at the same time. and thats bcs they were dogshit. in any case probably him leaving and maikel leaving was tied together so dignitas probably didnt have an option to keep him as coach. rubino has played with zeves in the past, both from nor, i think its a good fit and rubino said as much already so why even bother.
2017-05-23 22:24
#156
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Peru 2loro2
tbh I don;t care for Pita, but -fox -tenzki +Maikelele +REZ
2017-05-24 01:44
hi, sorry to inform you, fox is a better awper than maikelele bye
2017-05-24 18:16
Hi mr portugisian, Sorry but you're totally wrong. Fox better? LMAO. MaikeLeLe is a notch better. If I could change something: -tenzki -jkaem -rubino +3 ?? =) cromen seems like a good guy. Fox is very experienced, but not too good, knowma sayin'?
2017-05-24 23:04
#116
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Switzerland noxer*
lol no, fox is about 10* better awper than maikel. We all saw it when they clashed against each other for the qualifier
2017-05-23 22:06
#120
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Peru 2loro2
Maikelele had no good teammates on his Roster and was destroying the team and couldn't Carry hard enough while fox was the one being carried. Maikelele vs fox SYTTEN vs Rubino MAXIE vs Cromen Pyth vs Jkaem slap vs TENZKI Maikelele Tier 1 AWPer vs Fox Tier 3 AWPer Maikelele Wins SKYTTEN IGL vs Rubino Both Tie with SKYTTEN being a better IGL but worse skillwise and Rubino being better player skillwise but IGL is a lot worse Maxie vs Croman Croman the better young talent pyth vs Jkaem both are shit, but there;s a reason why everyone calls him Botyth and no one called Jkaem Botaem. Jkaem better than pyth Slap vs Tenzki I want to say Slap is better but both awful players and I will give it a tie. Overall Dignitas aren't that much better than Maikelele's Mix team But If he were to join Epsilon or take part in the incoming Swedish Shuffle Epislon- No Shuffle Maikelele vs fox = Maikelele Wins BarBarr vs Rubino = BarBarr wins REZ vs Jkaem = REZ wins Atter vs Cromen = Tie or I'll give it tie Freddieb vs Tenzki = Tie or NIP Roster -Draken -Friberg +Maikelele +REZ
2017-05-23 22:16
#124
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Switzerland noxer*
lol no, nt maikelele fanboy. maikel is a tier 4 awper fox is a tier 2 awper
2017-05-23 22:20
"Atter vs Cromen = Tie or I'll give it tie" 1st ???? 2nd cromen is a beast, way better than atter
2017-05-24 02:49
#180
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Portugal P3rfect
OMG Fox tier 3 AWPer? What are you saying dude?
2017-05-24 19:54
#186
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Peru 2loro2
Tier 4 Sorry, Fox is a Tier 4 AWPer at best* There I corrected myself.
2017-05-24 20:49
#133
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Portugal antCB
is he really a better awper?? lol.
2017-05-23 22:48
#169
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African Union hdlmb
Please. Maikelele is tier 10 player and a bad team player. Good that they got rid of him. Ez for TENZKI
2017-05-24 08:42
Well yes, but the hype for this team was unreal. I don't like this roaster as much sadly :) . But who cares when i can cheer for Bulgarian Imperial, Outlaws and Bpro, also Faze, G2, mouz and so on! Have a grat day (now in Bulgaria night) :D =D =D =D
2017-05-23 21:51
Great! Gl on minor
2017-05-23 19:54
#4
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Europe SteffeMvrs
Well, worst roster change decision, why not kicking Fox? How can he learn Norwegian/Danish? I love him but he destroys the team comunication.
2017-05-23 19:55
Anyone who is not a retard can speak English in 2017 you pizza donkey
2017-05-23 20:04
#37
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Iceland fatboislim
and yet his english is terrible.
2017-05-23 20:07
Thats not how I remember it from interviews.
2017-05-23 20:18
+1, been advising him monthly on dig game and can confirm that his english is on a level good enough for playing cs and communicating in english. Thats pretty solid english u need to properly communicate and get 97% pf situations right!
2017-05-23 20:33
#68
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Iceland fatboislim
youtube.com/watch?v=3G70G6tVftU which interview do you remember?
2017-05-23 20:40
Overhearing in Atlanta.
2017-05-23 20:43
#80
shox | 
Denmark Bagsy
2015, beggining of him playin in international teams.
2017-05-23 20:48
#145
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Macau K1L1on
I have to admit that his English is not the best but this is an interview and the English that he needs in the game is not the same as an interview .. And when fox dies they speak your language .. maybe that's why the fox rushs all rounds .
2017-05-24 01:00
+1
2017-05-23 20:15
#40
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Denmark mindgames
It's not like they are speaking Norwegian/Danish anyway. It's actually really hard for most Danes to understand Norwegian and vice versa.
2017-05-23 20:12
#51
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Oceania Bumperer
Except for RUBINO
2017-05-23 20:19
#55
rain | 
Norway Norsk
It's a shame, since we have the same written language. Why can't you just pronounce the words straight forward instead of going ouwuwuwowuw
2017-05-23 20:21
haha interesting fact
2017-05-23 20:26
#77
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Denmark mindgames
Your language sounds just like that for us. ;) Forgot to add, the written language is not really the same either, but surely it's closer than Swedish.
2017-05-23 20:47
#85
rain | 
Norway Norsk
It is 90% the same
2017-05-23 20:51
#93
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Belgium Slyven
There are 3 Norwegians tho, and I can testify it is not easy to talk English when your mates speak your native language, but anyway, shouldnt be much of an issue
2017-05-23 20:58
I think its fine. a couple of months and a norwegian/danish team should not have a problem communicating in norwegian/danish. If the danes just try to talk a little less potato and the norwegians a bit more potato, you have the perfect mix and everybody should get used to each other :D
2017-05-23 22:42
#56
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Portugal tioNik
definetly shouldn't kick a star player like him (if he's still it).. and about the team communication, i think that they can all talk english.
2017-05-23 20:21
#61
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Europe SteffeMvrs
But Fox's english isn't good, G2 and FaZe had the same problem.
2017-05-23 20:25
#70
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Portugal tioNik
they'll get over it lol. they played about 15 matches by now or what?
2017-05-23 20:41
#71
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Europe SteffeMvrs
Yeah they did, but i was just saying, no hate lol
2017-05-23 20:42
#78
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Portugal tioNik
i know bro but i just think he shouldn't be kicked now that their starting to get on the right foot
2017-05-23 20:46
#79
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Europe SteffeMvrs
Well, if they start playing in a gaming house (i think that they are already doing that) the chances of becoming a good team are high.
2017-05-23 20:47
#91
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Portugal tioNik
yeah, rubino is really good and jkaem isn't really steping up, fox is kinda "untrained" 'coz he's missing shots that he usually hit, cromen is god in mirage (which is their best map right now) and tenzki... hmm. i don't know 'bout him but he seems solid to me
2017-05-23 20:57
#92
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Europe SteffeMvrs
Tenzki is really good.
2017-05-23 20:57
Why do you think they are playing at a gaming house?
2017-05-23 22:33
It's Dignitas, not En Av De Lette.
2017-05-23 23:34
>FOX >STAR PLAYER pick one
2017-05-23 20:52
#89
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Europe SteffeMvrs
"(if he's still it).."
2017-05-23 20:54
its 2017 i tought people already saw trought the language barrier bs only reason people keep asking for full 1 nation line ups, is nationalism a.k.a wanting more players from their country in a decent team, this is cs ffs, not a spelling bee competition in danish, if they know around 100 english words they have no reason not to have perfect comms
2017-05-23 20:53
Danes and swedes will prolly have a hard time communicating too, so most of what tenzki says would have to be english, assuming maikelele replaces fox. And also communication outside the game is also very important, tenzki might also have to speak english to the norwegians there, which makes it kind of useless to kick fox purely to get a swede, maybe a norwegian but I dont see any talent that has enough experiance.
2017-05-23 21:51
n1
2017-05-23 19:54
#6
niko | 
Denmark ilnert
Nice
2017-05-23 19:54
wow
2017-05-23 19:54
n1
2017-05-23 19:54
gg
2017-05-23 19:54
#10
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Ukraine  Pasha
cool
2017-05-23 19:54
What's with this ugly af layout though? It's like GGL days I'm seeing red like I have a reply but I can only see inbox messages
2017-05-23 19:54
Finally
2017-05-23 19:54
#13
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Europe Meoxik
r.i.p maikelele
2017-05-23 19:54
#14
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Europe TriHard_8R
wow not expected
2017-05-23 19:54
unexpected
2017-05-23 19:55
expected
2017-05-23 19:55
fox: "Day 43, they still think I'm norwegian"
2017-05-23 19:55
lmao
2017-05-23 19:55
ahahaha
2017-05-23 20:15
hehehe
2017-05-23 20:27
lmao
2017-05-23 20:42
lul
2017-05-23 21:14
#18
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Brazil XEMBAO
RIP dignitas
2017-05-23 19:55
#20
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United Kingdom tr@c
croGOD
2017-05-23 19:55
YAY
2017-05-23 19:56
one more norwegian is all we need, maybe like polly or something
2017-05-23 19:56
#23
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Finland SPONGECS
Looks good!
2017-05-23 19:56
sweet norway flag
2017-05-23 19:57
gl in the minor
2017-05-23 19:58
meh tenzki...
2017-05-23 19:58
Very solid lineup :) Good Luck Dignitas!
2017-05-23 19:58
nice!
2017-05-23 19:59
Expected
2017-05-23 20:00
much more likeable roster
2017-05-23 20:01
+1
2017-05-23 20:14
tenzki isn't very likeable in my book
2017-05-23 20:42
tenzki = pita cromen >>> Maikelele
2017-05-23 20:43
I like Maikelele more than pita and tenzki but you're right in that cromen is the most likeable of the four
2017-05-23 20:49
#31
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Macau K1L1on
EZ FOR DIGNITAS CROMEN TOP 10 WORLD
2017-05-23 20:02
#32
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Russia Sur10n
expected
2017-05-23 20:03
Looks good on paper but they have to improve now and won't receive much "time" from the community to do so.. Good luck nonetheless! ;)
2017-05-23 20:04
sad
2017-05-23 20:07
#38
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India nicebaitm8
what actually happened to maik and pita?
2017-05-23 20:10
who cares brah pita deserves for rekt
2017-05-23 20:14
#47
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India nicebaitm8
Maik? he formed the rooster right?
2017-05-23 20:17
#52
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France Zaerea
Forming a new team with pyth and slap
2017-05-23 20:19
#justmaikelele things i heard trough the grapevines that they wanted to kick pita and maikele said like "if you kick ma boy pita i'm gonnerz meight" and they wuz like "get yo scrawny ass outta here yo peckerwood cracka" and maik wuz like "yo wtf G i'm gonners for real mate you better axe somebody" tru story
2017-05-23 20:29
#57
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India nicebaitm8
xD he can't gel with teams Nip, faze, g2, dignitas etc.
2017-05-23 20:21
GL. Hope fox wont get frozen out because of the nationalities
2017-05-23 20:12
#135
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Portugal antCB
pretty sure he won't. didn't happen before, won't happen now.
2017-05-23 22:53
#44
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Finland neksu
gL tenzki
2017-05-23 20:15
ExPeCtEd
2017-05-23 20:17
donno about tenzki, but cromen seems like a much better player than pita atleast xd
2017-05-23 20:18
Nice to see a Norwegian team with potential again.
2017-05-23 20:19
#159
ZELIN | 
Portugal spmb
norwegian team? admin, wátéfak got offended :((( reported!
2017-05-24 02:25
Expeeecteeed
2017-05-23 20:23
#59
rain | 
Norway Norsk
FINALLY zeves is utilized properly, and not put into a playing role and ruining the team. Good luck to dignitas
2017-05-23 20:23
looks promising to be honest I thought they'd completely fail but they're playing pretty good
2017-05-23 20:24
#64
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Poland Mateo29
-fox +mystic
2017-05-23 20:27
expected gl zeves and cromen
2017-05-23 20:28
-fox + valde pls
2017-05-23 20:33
#118
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Switzerland noxer*
nt but no -tenzki +valde They need a capable awper
2017-05-23 22:13
rubino can awp
2017-05-23 22:15
#121
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Switzerland noxer*
Lol no. Fox has been his second best player, makes no sense whatsoever to remove him. Tenzki on the onther hand, i would agree he has to leave, and valde would fit perfectly
2017-05-23 22:17
yeah but fox cant speak norwegian
2017-05-23 22:19
they only speak english because of him
2017-05-23 22:20
#126
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Switzerland noxer*
not really, just scroll trough the comments and you will realize they have to speak english anyway, as tenzki probably has to speak english for the norwegians to understand him
2017-05-23 22:22
w8 if rubino understends dainish why can tenzki understend norwegian?
2017-05-23 22:25
#129
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Switzerland noxer*
Idk about that, but it's hard for norwegians to understand danes and vice versa.
2017-05-23 22:29
#179
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Norway kakemann
Rubinos mother is danish
2017-05-24 19:18
yeah but they need soild awper who can speak Norwegian
2017-05-24 21:41
#189
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Norway kakemann
there is non :/ maybe except blu3 he's pretty good
2017-05-24 22:25
Is Tenzki half polish or something?
2017-05-23 20:40
half estonian
2017-05-23 21:19
Half Estonian half Danish ok
2017-05-23 21:29
-tenzki +anyone except tenzki
2017-05-23 20:44
#83
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Peru 2loro2
Great just -fox +Maikelelele Dignitas top 3
2017-05-23 20:49
Maikelele? Hahahahhahah
2017-05-23 21:04
#90
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Portugal dascouves
Overall this lineup is better than the previous one with pita and maikelele, but obviously isnt anywhere near top 1, and it will take a lot of dedication to get them top tier 1. About the fox situation, from what i've read the danish guys cant really understan norwegian that well, so they are all speaking english anyway, but if another roster change happen will most likely be fox getting cut.
2017-05-23 20:55
>Made a team >Signed by Dingnitas >Got kicked LUL
2017-05-23 21:04
#98
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Brazil sprk1
yeah... like, wtf
2017-05-23 21:17
dig top 20 team, gooo dig!
2017-05-23 21:25
Huuuge mistake by dignitas. Ok,cromen is sick af ... But tenzki ? Nah man, this guy performs only against tier 2 / tier 3 teams. They should have signed valde for example.
2017-05-23 21:39
+ScreaM
2017-05-23 21:41
#108
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Russia Dart_Evil
decent squad
2017-05-23 21:49
unexpected
2017-05-23 21:53
-TEnzki +Anj (top 5 2019)
2017-05-23 22:04
#122
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Norway NockA
Great news
2017-05-23 22:17
gl crazycro
2017-05-23 22:37
cromen, i hope you will make skellige and all the jarls proud !!!! T_T
2017-05-23 22:50
now they will find a way to kick fox
2017-05-23 23:01
Well deserved boys! Good luck with my boy FOX! Let's go DIGNITAS! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-23 23:01
tenzki out in a month or so like always? nice to see cromen competing internationally
2017-05-23 23:09
Pita and Maikelele are silver compared to Tenzki and Cromen. Back in the Days I used to respect Maikelele.. Now I cant stand him.. What a tard
2017-05-23 23:24
#142
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Argentina ivanpb
NORWAY POWER! +KALLE -FOX PLZ
2017-05-24 00:33
ahahahah NORWAY POWER!? +KALLE? -fox? dude plz wake up man wtf nice shit
2017-05-24 00:56
#146
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Argentina ivanpb
OK -FOX +KF3 !!!!
2017-05-24 01:02
lol i never see this players in majors xd or one tier10
2017-05-24 01:38
#160
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Argentina ivanpb
newfagistan detectedinoo
2017-05-24 02:27
2017-05-24 01:49
#161
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Argentina ivanpb
i think u had "<3 foxj" at old hltv :D
2017-05-24 02:28
mybe xd bro xd
2017-05-26 01:02
#148
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Macau K1L1on
nice bait
2017-05-24 01:04
#149
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Argentina ivanpb
no bait ma frien
2017-05-24 01:09
#177
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Macau K1L1on
You're saying that kf3 and kalle are better than fox? make me laugh..
2017-05-24 18:14
#192
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Argentina ivanpb
Maybe +prb -fox GO NORWAY
2017-05-25 00:33
#196
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Macau K1L1on
nt
2017-05-26 18:28
#197
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Argentina ivanpb
even juve9le
2017-05-27 05:30
I still want to know the truth about Lele and Pita
2017-05-24 03:15
Why is tenzki first called Mikalski, then Plougmann?
2017-05-24 03:22
pita is a scumbag so expected
2017-05-24 07:51
lol maikelele getting screwed every time xd
2017-05-24 09:59
Promising team, and fox has been good aswell.
2017-05-24 11:07
Lol what a joke, maikel > fox In terms of AWPing and, cmon, communication aswell
2017-05-24 11:35
Well... they need to start getting results...
2017-05-25 17:34
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