CeRq set to join NRG

NRG will finalize their roster by adding another European player, the former Outlaws member Cvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, HLTV.org has learned.

Damian "daps" Steele's squad went down to four members at the end of last month, when Peter "ptr" Gurney stepped down from NRG's active roster. The North American AWPer found himself a new home two weeks later, signing for Complexity, while NRG took a bit more to secure their fifth.

However, the acquisition of Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov will complete their lineup, with the 17-year-old Bulgarian set to represent NRG in the upcoming season of ESL Pro League. CeRq, who has made a name for himself in Outlaws, currently sits on a 1.20 rating with 301 maps played, but will have to prove his worth against tougher opposition soon.

The Bulgarian prodigy will be filling the AWPing role for NRG

Just a couple of months ago, we've outlined CeRq's talents in our first "One for the future" article, and the Bulgarian mentioned that he plans to go international somewhere down the line. It seems that that plan came to fruition sooner than expected, as NRG added him to their roster that now features three North American and two European players.

NRG is now:

Canada Damian "daps" Steele
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina
United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte
Denmark Allan "AnJ" Jensen
Bulgaria Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov

United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
feint | 
United States furfag 
Who?
2017-08-18 15:04
#7
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Wow okay sure why not Nrg classic case of talent being there but just being fucking shit
2017-08-18 15:04
LETS GO CEDRQ BULGI POWER HOUSE
2017-08-18 15:04
Fake to the flag
2017-08-18 16:14
is this happen cuz hes from bulgaria?
2017-08-18 15:06
yes I are think that
2017-08-18 17:37
#50
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Croatia DNM_ii 
The guy who was supposed to go to Rogue FeelsBadMan
2017-08-18 15:12
RIP NRG !! they have to buy so many chairs cuz he is so fat that when he sit on the chair it brokes
2017-08-18 15:32
#133
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United States RameN_AK 
Learn how to fucking speak English first before making fun of someone in it
2017-08-18 16:42
#149
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CIS XoBB1T_HD 
at least he knows 2 languages: bulgurian and english, and you know only one: english, SO STFU
2017-08-18 17:17
#178
Snax | 
Romania pxanut 
If speaking a language so badly that you can't hold a convo is considered "knowing" then fuck me, I need to go out more.
2017-08-18 18:54
How do you know he doesnt know another language xD at least he shows his flag
2017-08-19 06:27
#203
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CIS XoBB1T_HD 
coz 80% of native eng speakers are so stupid to learn other language. who cares about other languages if he can speak in english everywhere (sry for bad eng)
2017-08-19 10:45
They aren't stupid. You literally just wrote the reason why native English speakers only speak English. There's no reason to know another language if you can speak a universal one. Everyone that goes to school in the US takes a second language. Most don't pursue it after the 3-year mark though. Quit being ignorant.
2017-08-19 15:16
#160
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Canada PwnNewb 
it is funier this way
2017-08-18 17:40
fuck off
2017-08-18 16:21
#139
shox | 
Switzerland znon 
best player on NRG rn thats who lmaoooo
2017-08-18 16:57
The fuck? Language barrier? Did they even think about this move?
2017-08-18 15:04
#28
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Serbia livefour 
Stupid or just pretending?
2017-08-18 15:07
Can he speak english? Can he understand english on a well enough level? I don't much about Cerq but your casual Bulgarian can't speak english.
2017-08-18 15:12
casual Bulgarian can't speak english. nt
2017-08-18 15:15
#62
CeRq | 
Bulgaria CeRqTOP1 
his inglish is good i tinke
2017-08-18 15:18
EF English proficiency index: Czechia - 59.09, Bulgaria - 56.79 We're so far apart, kek
2017-08-18 15:23
What is the level of english tho.
2017-08-18 15:29
I've heard from friends that his english is somewhat decent. What level of english do you really need to play cs anyway? ^^
2017-08-18 15:31
Rush b no stop cyka blyat
2017-08-18 15:45
To call in-game not so much, but if you want to create connection between players and actually talk about the game, the problems and etc., you need to have pretty good level.
2017-08-18 17:44
#89
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Bulgaria NexuS1337 
I don't much about Cerq SeemsGood
2017-08-18 15:35
meh missed a word.
2017-08-18 15:42
#122
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Bulgaria berkalin 
xaxaxajsdxasdhajsjdasuldas'd KARMA IS A BITCH
2017-08-18 16:22
Miss. (Not missed)
2017-08-18 16:24
What? :D It's "missed"
2017-08-18 16:40
baiting?
2017-08-18 19:43
Baited (not baiting)
2017-08-18 21:29
#47
feint | 
United States furfag 
It's okay man they all speak French.
2017-08-18 15:12
Do they? Because balkan countries actually learn french.
2017-08-18 15:13
English>German>French and Russian
2017-08-18 15:24
#124
feint | 
United States furfag 
I was just joking. I would doubt Fugly and Brehze speak French.
2017-08-18 16:24
he can speak english,i gues
2017-08-18 15:12
i doesn't know this details
2017-08-18 17:16
#87
f0rest | 
Bulgaria Uberw0w 
Bro he's 17, he can honestly be from mars and will still know the basics. Trust me younger generations are pretty much raised by english shows.
2017-08-18 15:34
#120
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North America Kyl13 
10/10
2017-08-18 16:19
Also if he is 17 and clever, he will be able to speak like God in 6 months in English speaking environment.
2017-08-18 16:30
+1
2017-08-18 17:37
#127
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Hungary Frostieeh 
+1
2017-08-18 16:30
#3
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Norway zyxsaje 
nice
2017-08-18 15:03
#4
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Canada SquishyMuffinz 
wp
2017-08-18 15:03
#5
kennyS | 
Ukraine fens7 
lol, what a nonames...
2017-08-18 15:03
#40
snatchie | 
Poland Vissi 
no names? CerQ and AnJ carried their earlier teams af
2017-08-18 15:10
Tier 3-4
2017-08-18 15:34
#170
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United States Jamila 
T3-4 carry players can be contributors in teams like NRG that are supposed to be T2
2017-08-18 17:50
+1
2017-08-18 18:24
#182
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South Africa nimmaJ 
NRG is barely tier 2 NA but I agree cerq and anj can still be successful in this lineup individually.
2017-08-18 19:55
#6
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Poland cGev 
good
2017-08-18 15:03
#8
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Told ya
2017-08-18 15:03
#9
Dev1 | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
lool
2017-08-18 15:03
#10
Nifty | 
United Kingdom Hende 
dang
2017-08-18 15:03
#11
Aleksib | 
Russia ivanb_ 
nuts
2017-08-18 15:04
#57
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Germany b1azed 
Delicious candy, but i think twix better
2017-08-18 15:14
#12
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
4head Lol
2017-08-18 15:04
#13
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Sweden godname 
WHO
2017-08-18 15:04
ANOTHER WASTED TALENT
2017-08-18 15:04
#15
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
Expected
2017-08-18 15:04
#16
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
Sick team
2017-08-18 15:04
lonely fat kid living the dream in america lel
2017-08-18 15:04
Jealous lonely fat kid with no dream not living in America
2017-08-18 15:32
=))) rekt
2017-08-18 17:10
#19
suNny | 
Finland abEYcsgo 
WTF Bro why Cerq Join shit team :D
2017-08-18 15:04
#20
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Denmark jkaemmeister 
exciting times
2017-08-18 15:04
#21
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Argentina roulettesoad 
who goes to Rogue then?
2017-08-18 15:04
friberglul as awper)
2017-08-18 15:07
#22
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North America bloodwolf1710 
just cant stand how he looks like an overgrown baby
2017-08-18 15:04
but he is
2017-08-18 15:08
bad pic irl looks better
2017-08-18 16:25
#23
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Sweden kick_REZ_ffs 
fatass
2017-08-18 15:04
He's very chubby
2017-08-18 15:04
Half if not more of the pro scene have some +kilos on their weight, not to talk bout random ppl who are playing all day long ,so whats the point here ? U need to be mr. Fitness to be a pro cs player now ?
2017-08-18 17:16
#183
France Dov 
Its ok to carry some weight bro
2017-08-18 20:10
#25
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France StickyRice 
Bad team, AnJ was a really bad pick. CeRq won't improve them enough.
2017-08-18 15:04
#26
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Australia Someboddyy 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2017-08-18 15:05
i Think this Team can do big things with anj and CeRq
2017-08-18 15:07
big things can do only BIG with tabseN
2017-08-18 15:18
haHAA
2017-08-18 15:35
#31
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
Finally they kicked ptr
2017-08-18 15:08
ptr chose to leave
2017-08-18 17:00
Yeah, to join CoL...
2017-08-18 17:21
If he gets more money then I don't think he cares about winning.
2017-08-18 17:22
#171
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United States Jamila 
ptr was their best player
2017-08-18 17:52
#33
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Bulgaria d0peY1 
lets go cerq, best of luck buddy <3
2017-08-18 15:08
#34
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Europe Lolroflmfao 
Expected. Don can't be wrong!
2017-08-18 15:09
#35
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Bulgaria Versache 
gl CeRq :)
2017-08-18 15:09
gl cerq <3
2017-08-18 15:09
better to -shemeta +cerq to make imperial tier 1-2 team
2017-08-18 16:04
#113
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
it's impossible outlwas guys hate spyleader, they even cursed each other on spy's fb page XD
2017-08-18 16:11
SPLYCE V2.0
2017-08-18 15:10
#38
CeRq | 
Bulgaria CeRqTOP1 
GODCERQWILLKILLALLNOOBBURGERSEZANDTHEYWILLCRY
2017-08-18 15:10
hiko cucked LUL
2017-08-18 15:10
anj cerq lowel denis friberg
2017-08-18 15:10
#42
Boo | 
France mbl4 
OMFG it's happening !!
2017-08-18 15:11
#43
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Poland SmokE_ 
2nd XGOD of the scene)))))
2017-08-18 15:11
#59
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Germany b1azed 
Third. 1)Dosia 2)Hiko 3)Cerq
2017-08-18 15:16
#93
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Poland SmokE_ 
ok, you got me there
2017-08-18 15:42
Fourth 1)Dosia 2)JW 3)Hiko 4)Cerq
2017-08-18 16:05
#111
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Germany b1azed 
Sixth 1)Dosia 2)JW 3)Hiko 4)Snax 5)Flamie 6)Cerq
2017-08-18 16:09
forgot about snaximus :D
2017-08-18 17:25
#155
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Germany b1azed 
4
2017-08-18 17:30
I forgot, not you)
2017-08-18 18:31
#201
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Germany b1azed 
Sry my friend
2017-08-19 09:50
#44
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
gl
2017-08-18 15:11
cerq is a no brain kid. cant w8 to see this lineup fail hard.
2017-08-18 15:11
#46
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Bulgaria milusheffCS 
Smth that I made for that thread : youtu.be/4YRqY33tLYQ enj0y b0yzZz
2017-08-18 15:11
#48
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
He should go to gym before the nrg
2017-08-18 15:12
ez
2017-08-18 15:12
#53
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Serbia aXilelele 
hiko got pranked
2017-08-18 15:12
#55
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Russia majncly 
Not Rogue?
2017-08-18 15:13
#60
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Slovakia TatKo 
Not a bad move
2017-08-18 15:17
wtf are these shuffles?
2017-08-18 15:17
Good luck!
2017-08-18 15:19
#65
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Brazil vass28 
good
2017-08-18 15:19
#66
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Romania RobyXD 
Expected lul. NA Shuffle inc
2017-08-18 15:19
lmao that's some high level move, CeRq was prolly getting 100$/month salary in Outlaws org and then they put him in transfer and NRG bought him for like 10000$+, ez money for Bulgarian org
2017-08-18 15:20
aide gl ceco
2017-08-18 15:20
And school? 17 years old gay will move to NA?
2017-08-18 15:21
In Bulgaria if you are more than 16 you can drop if you want
2017-08-18 15:50
#167
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Malaysia byaIi 
its like Lewandowski he drop school for football
2017-08-18 17:49
#72
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Faroe Islands shubaNN 
Splyce international lineup 2.0, I give them 3 months and disband.
2017-08-18 15:25
#74
autist | 
Latvia ploxyS 
hahahahaha
2017-08-18 15:26
need more mixed up teams plz, soon nations-only cups cant be played cuz of this.. only vp left?
2017-08-18 15:26
Who cares if it works?
2017-08-18 15:27
great deal if it works, ofcourse, who mentioned anythin about that?
2017-08-18 15:28
I thought you meant that VP is the only "real" team left. My bad
2017-08-18 15:29
np bruh, and besides, im not a fan of dem vp's anyway.
2017-08-18 15:29
#75
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Romania Tise 
What the fuck, rofl.
2017-08-18 15:26
tier 90 team
2017-08-18 15:27
#79
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
now i see why they took him to NA
2017-08-18 15:28
LuLz n1 LineUp xD
2017-08-18 15:28
downgrade for NRG tbh.
2017-08-18 15:37
:DD dont be buthurted
2017-08-18 15:49
I'm not. It's a fact.
2017-08-18 16:06
any arguments:? im ready to read
2017-08-18 17:49
The first one, he cant speak english for sure, sincerely he is from 3rd world country, if u are rdy for next one, just reply.
2017-08-18 20:56
u have never watched fpl-c games IM SURE, the economy of my country is bad yes :D, but 3rd world country isnt synonym for any country in EU
2017-08-18 23:00
doesnt matter, communication is a gold rule. U will see, he is able to speak like "he is b" maximally. I played with many of them from your country, and its pretty similliar to russian. (no offense).
2017-08-18 23:16
lets see what he can do there :]
2017-08-18 23:56
#94
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Spain HolaBuenas 
Deserved!!! GL cerq
2017-08-18 15:44
#99
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Poland Wojtek31337 
NRG stupidest ogr ever . they offered 3/4 of free agents to join to this shit team xDD for exmaple anj joined to this shit team and he is fucknig low now gl cerq u can get there only money not experience
2017-08-18 15:49
#129
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World nakTriceps 
He can get some experience, dude. He will play against SK, C9, Liquid that are better than face Tricked, Binary Dragons and others.
2017-08-18 16:32
#137
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Poland Wojtek31337 
he will lose against sk,c0 ..... and all of them XDDD
2017-08-18 16:47
#138
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Bulgaria RzE 
NRG finished 4th in the Pro League last season just above c9.
2017-08-18 16:50
#198
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World nakTriceps 
Probably, but he will gain experience. You said not in #99.
2017-08-19 01:08
Don't see this lineup lasting the pro league season, gl cerq tho
2017-08-18 15:51
Take a 17 year old away from his home country, nice one. I'm sure this one will work out. :) I give this team 2-3 months and cerq will get homesick like 99% of the europeans who go to NA to get that $$$.
2017-08-18 15:56
#106
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Bulgaria MaestroGOD 
wp cerq, from tier4 to tier10
2017-08-18 16:00
#116
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
from 2 asimovs per month from ez 5k$+
2017-08-18 16:15
#130
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Bulgaria RzE 
From playing online 5k$ cups vs nonamers to playing ESL Pro League vs SK.
2017-08-18 16:38
#148
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Bulgaria MaestroGOD 
i know, but outlaws>nrg and we all know their chances in epl..
2017-08-18 17:17
#152
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Bulgaria RzE 
Finished 4th last season and went to the finals, not so bad at all.
2017-08-18 17:22
#193
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
more likely 17 years old making more than half of the bulgarian population living the american dream :D
2017-08-18 23:23
#107
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
nice for the player with best hair cut ever...
2017-08-18 16:02
Ez for Bulgarian ramzik
2017-08-18 16:12
#117
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
gl ceco
2017-08-18 16:15
wow
2017-08-18 16:16
Cerq is a beast...wtf r u all talking about... stfu lol. GL NRG heaps better lineup
2017-08-18 16:17
#128
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Bulgaria RzE 
When hardwork pays off. Good job CERQ. I hope you succeed and go to some of the top teams someday.
2017-08-18 16:32
#132
RpK | 
Germany lloyd6077 
xD 3rd person theyre trialing atter is really good but got kicked because of what? did they expect him to carry them all? then nexaa did awp right? so they kicked nexaa who did pretty much as good as the others now cerq, ofc hes the better than those before but i dont really get it, other players are the problems
2017-08-18 16:41
#136
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Bulgaria RzE 
Cerq is going to NRG, not to renegaeds xD
2017-08-18 16:45
#134
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Poland ramones1 
no no no no no back to eu PLZ xD
2017-08-18 16:45
lose some weight
2017-08-18 16:45
max 6 months i think he is way too young to go to another country to play
2017-08-18 16:58
#141
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Bulgaria TEDDSENN 
damnnn son
2017-08-18 16:59
#143
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Europe artilele 
Onliners
2017-08-18 17:05
Poor kiddo. You cant throw games now like in Outlaws times dude.
2017-08-18 17:06
But he can earn a four figure salary
2017-08-18 17:46
2 months tops before this fatso-kiddo is kicked outta the team
2017-08-18 17:35
2 months tops before that kiddo gets picked up by a bigger org
2017-08-18 17:40
lol is this happens bcs u r from bulgaria?
2017-08-18 17:41
Obvious bait is obvious, nt kiddo
2017-08-18 17:45
dude even if you thought he was a good player which he really isn't, look at him! fucking look at him! this guy is so awkward there is NO WAY he will gel with the team. they won't get along.
2017-08-18 18:26
Well it would seem like a better route than just staying in the Bulgarian scene.
2017-08-18 17:46
All these NA teams desperately trying to find a Mixwell LUL
2017-08-18 17:48
#174
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United States y0rk 
RIP Rogue/Hiko
2017-08-18 18:31
#176
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GL to yung X-GOD CeRq, hope you show your true potential and rek some NA scrubs. P.S. My boy Hiko got cucked by NRG, FeelsBadMan.
2017-08-18 18:37
Cerq new X-GOD
2017-08-18 18:48
SEX GOD V2
2017-08-18 19:43
Cerq I believe was stolen from Rouge.gg. I believe he was set to join that team, I think he took where the money is being made. I believe with cerq going full-time gaming is going to make him grow as a player and make NRG a better team, not the best team.
2017-08-18 20:19
#185
Nifty | 
Latvia LV_Ner0 
nooooo
2017-08-18 20:30
#186
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Bulgaria Geko 
cecko the best
2017-08-18 20:53
#190
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Brazil Collee 
Bulgarian X god Now -daps -fugly +zywoo +pronax, easy top 5
2017-08-18 21:55
#195
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Malaysia phyzell 
This organization (NRG) reminds me of how Liverpool were able to beat AC Milan in the Champions League finals with poorly paid players.
2017-08-19 00:40
Really didn't the core of NRG went to play on BiG and did well at the major while NRG is now a tier 8 team? Doesn't sound like the same scenario as liverpool imo, liverpool is still a top bpl team even though they don't have the amount of debt other teams in the bpl have, there is a reason why all biggest banks in the world own these leagues and why all biggest clubs in the world are in billions of debt other than Juventus who own their own stadium and do ethical business since the match fixing scandal.
2017-08-19 06:33
who?
2017-08-19 00:43
#197
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CIS ShimonSS 
Against tougher opposition ? In NA ? Seriously hltv ?
2017-08-19 00:44
playing vs c9, liquid, sk, immortals etc is tougher than playing vs squared, ex-tricked etc xd
2017-08-19 09:53
#204
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CIS XoBB1T_HD 
+1
2017-08-19 11:00
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