boltz to play for SK at EPICENTER

Immortals member Ricardo "boltz" Prass will play for SK Gaming at EPICENTER, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo has confirmed on Instagram.

Ricardo "boltz" Prass will be filling in for João "felps" Vasconcellos, who, according to Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, "asked to step down from the team" as he "could not find joy in playing" for the squad at this moment.

felps joined SK from Immortals in February and helped the team to win five international tournaments between April and July, which earned them the No.1 spot in the ranking.

boltz will replace felps at EPICENTER

However, SK's results have been far from impressive since winning ESL One Cologne, with a group stage exit at ELEAGUE Premier ultimately costing them their place at the top of the ranking. 

"felps is a very talented and professional guy, he did everything he could to transform his game into something that the team needed," FalleN wrote. "That naturally caused a big change for him. 

"Many people unfairly criticised him for his performances, but I have nothing to criticise, we won five tournaments together this year, and he played a key role in that process." 

With talks between SK and Immortals still ongoing, FalleN stressed that boltz "is not yet an SK player". He also noted that the team will still attend some events with felps"mainly because the timing of his exit is terrible" as the team's roster is locked in certain tournaments.

SK are unable to field boltz at the upcoming ELEAGUE Major as the 20-year-old competed in the North American closed qualifiers for the Americas Minor, which renders him ineligible to compete for any other team in the Major circuit.

EPICENTER will run from October 23-29 in St. Petersburg, with $500,000 up for grabs. SK have been drawn in Group A, alongside Virtus.pro, Gambit and the winner of the wildcard match between FaZe and TYLOO.

SK will attend the Russian event with:

Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass (stand-in)

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
yay
2017-10-22 00:11
glad to see nice guys getting into good teams now just - taco +steel
2017-10-22 00:12
#42
allu | 
Brazil LgA21 
No
2017-10-22 00:14
Bye faze
2017-10-22 00:15
fk u wtf bye faze............guardian is beast bro vvvvvvvezy fr faze fr sure.........maybe sk willl 2nd
2017-10-22 00:18
#118
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
somehow a lesser player will make up for everyone playing badly? you must like na cs
2017-10-22 01:47
#159
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Welp, he's performing better than both Felps and TACO, but if FalleN doesn't step it up then Fer+Cold vs NiKo+rain+olof+GuardiaN+it seems even Karrigan is fragging is just impossible for SK.
2017-10-22 05:52
#211
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United States sicknasty 
Or CIS cs
2017-10-23 01:25
Haha delusional as always
2017-10-22 14:33
Feels bad for felps, but boltz deserved an opportunity to comeback with some of his old mates
2017-10-22 00:15
#47
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United Kingdom Tendies 
feelsbadman for steel
2017-10-22 00:15
it was felps who choosed to leave the team tho. Fallen confirmed on this facebook post...
2017-10-22 00:17
They would never lie right
2017-10-22 00:57
right
2017-10-22 00:58
#99
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1 What anyone writes doesn't have to be the truth
2017-10-22 01:04
#119
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Singapore BOOMZOOM 
Especially when it comes to Gabriel"Two faced" Toledo
2017-10-22 01:50
#129
ZywOo | 
Chile siag 
wow, why are u saying that? i think fallen is a good guy..
2017-10-22 02:24
He has a rep of being two faced. Look up the whole SK luminosity contract fiasco.
2017-10-22 07:42
#189
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Sweden klvmeister 
But he's not a good guy.
2017-10-22 13:22
#181
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Denmark Xipingu 
Yeah the SK/Lumi scandal etc. I know :(
2017-10-22 10:12
#58
KSCERATO | 
Brazil RaelG 
Shut up you piece of shit
2017-10-22 00:17
#66
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Europe keNLey94 
No taco is amazing <3
2017-10-22 00:20
#75
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
-taco +fnx
2017-10-22 00:30
Kys
2017-10-22 08:38
#104
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Brazil mitosdann 
noway
2017-10-22 01:15
you're stupid if you think steel>taco
2017-10-22 02:13
#164
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Macedonia thrash94 
Really?
2017-10-22 06:24
#186
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Brazil vini_champss 
Don't say this please, steel is "roroso"
2017-10-22 12:24
#198
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Germany KRY2k 
If Taco Gets kicked coldzera will prob. Leave too
2017-10-22 16:12
#32
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
expected
2017-10-22 00:12
Fallen on Facebook/Instagram: Translation: Going to Russia to play the Epicenter championship. Felps last week asked to be absent from the team. He had not been feeling well on the team and could not find happiness in playing right now with us. Felps is a very professional and talented guy, he did everything he could to try to turn his game into something the team needed. This of course caused a big change for him. Many people wrongly criticized felps for their performance but I have absolutely nothing to criticize, we were 5 times champions together this year and he was instrumental in that process. We invite Boltz to play this tournament with us but he is not yet a SK player. He's still an Immortals player. You will still see felps playing with us in some tournaments this year, mainly because the timing of the felps exit is terrible and it is locked in some competitions where we can not add another player. So for now that's it, I wish good luck to felps on this new walk! Let's move on! Thx guys
2017-10-22 00:14
#65
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United States ImFat 
Thank mr Fakeflagger.
2017-10-22 00:19
Ty
2017-10-22 00:21
Good and god man.
2017-10-22 00:56
#168
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Brazil DREW^GA 
This is incredible! Boltz is a lot more than SK needs at the moment, which is a player that sells the function that Fnx had inside the game ... And Boltão has what they need so that SK's game style changes for the better. .. Many things had to be stoned but with his entrance I have a lot of faith that the game of fer and coldzera will impress many people!
2017-10-22 07:37
#3
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Other DeathgunCSGO6 
fist
2017-10-22 00:11
#16
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Other DeathgunCSGO6 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :'((( My life is broken
2017-10-22 00:12
you like pizza?
2017-10-22 00:14
#50
 | 
Other DeathgunCSGO6 
Yes i even ate one yesterday and you
2017-10-22 00:15
you can eat my dick.
2017-10-22 00:17
Lol a jew who loves gas. Very sad sir. Shouldnt misrepresent.
2017-10-22 00:23
#138
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Finland kelvinha 
huehuehuehue
2017-10-22 03:17
You sure aren't misrepresenting Americans by just pointing out a joke and having no sense of timing or subtlety as regards to humor. So...well done, I suppose.
2017-10-22 16:02
What ever that means. A joke is something with a punch line. Its not a joke when u talk and play around about 6 million or so people brutally tortured and killed. Its called having some respect. But i forget its just mostly young kids on here with zero brains or respect.
2017-10-23 00:25
#101
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Denmark Xipingu 
I can't eat what I can't see, that's how small it is.
2017-10-22 01:10
#170
SpawN | 
Canada pedramg 
:))) +1 Rekt
2017-10-22 07:41
#184
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Croatia DNM_ii 
+1 this genuinely made me laugh.
2017-10-22 11:48
#187
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Denmark Xipingu 
Haha nice :D
2017-10-22 13:00
yes I like pizza :)
2017-10-22 11:10
Oh yeee
2017-10-22 00:11
Lol
2017-10-22 00:11
wtf
2017-10-22 00:11
expected
2017-10-22 00:12
#8
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Estonia slunga 
Lol
2017-10-22 00:11
nice
2017-10-22 00:11
#10
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Bangladesh drvken 
stupid
2017-10-22 00:11
9
2017-10-22 00:12
#12
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
ez faze anyways
2017-10-22 00:12
bs both same skilled with boltz sk nr 1 now... felps just blocked
2017-10-22 01:35
+1
2017-10-22 16:10
WOW
2017-10-22 00:12
Why no allu?
2017-10-22 00:12
KAPPA
2017-10-22 00:35
IKR?
2017-10-22 00:47
wowno way!
2017-10-22 00:12
nice
2017-10-22 00:12
ez
2017-10-22 00:12
nice guys finish last
2017-10-22 00:12
#21
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Hungary subzera 
ITS HAPPENING
2017-10-22 00:12
#22
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Portugal Wazaq 
ez fox major
2017-10-22 00:12
major qualifier... minor...
2017-10-22 23:36
expected
2017-10-22 00:12
#24
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Indonesia yolorize 
expected
2017-10-22 00:12
#25
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Brazil fakna123 
LOL
2017-10-22 00:12
#26
kNgV- | 
Brazil brzcsgo 
SK top 1
2017-10-22 00:12
unexpected! Kappa
2017-10-22 00:12
noice
2017-10-22 00:12
#29
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Costa Rica NotAnt 
Felps < Boltz
2017-10-22 00:12
EXPECTED
2017-10-22 00:12
EITA FUCK
2017-10-22 00:12
SK > FaZe if boltz joins
2017-10-22 00:12
#35
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
expected
2017-10-22 00:13
why not fox???
2017-10-22 00:13
#44
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France cedd 
they dont need an awper, boltz is god tier rifler... use brain before u type
2017-10-22 00:14
#55
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
+1 Also Boltz is IGL so he could probably help Fallen with some IGL stuff.
2017-10-22 00:16
#80
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Brazil VictorGM_ 
+1 Good thinking
2017-10-22 00:35
#82
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
No way boltz has anything that FalleN can learn from...
2017-10-22 00:35
they have played together for some time so they can cooperate well
2017-10-22 00:42
#86
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
>Help >Learn Pick one.
2017-10-22 00:46
#98
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
None, Boltz is a very talented rifler (I think SK will be better with him) but his IGL capablities are nowhere near Fallen's. Fallen is one of the few veteran masterminds in this game still, whereas Boltz has like 1 year of IGLing on his back so I don't think there's space for help.
2017-10-22 00:58
#141
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Brazil Miudovski 
coldzera already helps FalleN as IGL, he even played the main IGL at ESG Mykonos, boltz is not even close to any of them in terms of IGLing
2017-10-22 03:24
#143
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
And we saw what happend at Mykonos xD But anyways, i would still love Boltz being back in SK permanent as well as "helping" Fallen sometimes with calling (if needed)
2017-10-22 03:26
#212
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Canada Sipr 
+1
2017-10-23 05:30
#169
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
Fox initially had the option to stay on sk, as the buyout for felps was quite large. However he chose to join dignitas to have more time with his son and family
2017-10-22 07:41
More to follow...
2017-10-22 00:13
NumbaWAN iz back R.I.P Faze =)
2017-10-22 00:13
#48
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Indonesia yolorize 
why dont some youtubers learn from this article, about fucking getting to the point and no lenghty chit chat bait or bs
2017-10-22 00:15
because some youtubers need to make money, and lengthening the video helps them put more ads in.
2017-10-22 02:25
#180
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Indonesia yolorize 
alright but you cant defend those that always make freaking 20mins long vlogs, reactions or challenges whatever
2017-10-22 09:31
wUt
2017-10-22 00:15
#51
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Brazil iamXPRT 
Now strongers than never before
2017-10-22 00:16
#52
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
HYPE! Hopefully it works out with Boltz and i hope he also signs for SK if everything is working out well.
2017-10-22 00:16
It's happening boys
2017-10-22 00:16
#54
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Portugal MR_CAL 
who will play in major with sk, boltz cant so... fox?
2017-10-22 00:16
#69
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Felps i think, read the text on fallen' page
2017-10-22 00:21
#136
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Portugal MR_CAL 
Ok ty
2017-10-22 03:04
Idk
2017-10-22 08:05
#76
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Brazil Eneas56 
Fox played for dig in the minor holy
2017-10-22 00:32
#90
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Europe GAYLORDEZ 
What minor , dig didnt reach minor , lose on open qualifier
2017-10-22 00:52
Well, Dignitas lost on the open qualifier, Immortals lost on the closed qualifier. I'm pretty sure they're both still a part of the "major circuit".
2017-10-22 16:37
#200
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Brazil Eneas56 
#199 is right
2017-10-22 17:00
#217
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World nakTriceps 
It´ll be felps, for sure.
2017-10-23 16:59
Felps
2017-10-22 00:50
Felps. Why would you go for a different stand in if you have a (benched) player you can fall back on if he is needed.
2017-10-22 01:16
#56
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Brazil vinizeraaa 
ez for sk
2017-10-22 00:16
#60
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Chile MayZera 
NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE <3
2017-10-22 00:18
hahahahaha coldzera toxic expected
2017-10-22 00:18
#63
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Brazil Setrock 
no fallen, no SK. LUL
2017-10-22 00:18
rip faze
2017-10-22 00:18
#67
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Iceland caverat 
now sk become interesting faze/astralis/sk > other teams
2017-10-22 00:20
#71
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Brazil davidzor 
Real fire, PogChamp
2017-10-22 00:27
Expected af
2017-10-22 00:28
More to follow...
2017-10-22 00:29
#74
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Brazil VINIV 
SK top 1 again
2017-10-22 00:30
Good for them, they needed a fat player.
2017-10-22 00:33
FUCK YEAH!!! SK BACK TO TOP 1
2017-10-22 00:33
#79
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Uruguay Faq^v^ 
happening.gif
2017-10-22 00:33
asked to step down from the team? nice try Wallen
2017-10-22 00:39
#125
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Australia PARAFAL 
Felps grandma is actually with cancer tho
2017-10-22 02:12
+1
2017-10-22 14:08
HYPEEEE
2017-10-22 00:40
Nice for boltz, but i feel really bad for steel :/ I'm hoping -TACO, +Steel, he's better man
2017-10-22 00:48
#108
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Brazil Seleskva 
I don't think so. Taco is essential for SK
2017-10-22 01:16
Steel is a nice man but iMM will treat him nicely. He is not deserving of SK because his skill is way too low.
2017-10-22 04:44
#91
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
sk is back boissssss just jking
2017-10-22 00:53
#92
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Albania karrikanxD 
kick allu
2017-10-22 00:53
#93
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Afghanistan crywolf1337 
NIP of BR CS.
2017-10-22 00:54
now easy win for sk i guess
2017-10-22 00:57
No, its more izi for faze
2017-10-22 01:08
#102
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Denmark Xipingu 
Not really.
2017-10-22 01:11
nice, boltz >>> felps
2017-10-22 01:14
#106
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Brazil raphaelacro 
Brace yourselves Faze
2017-10-22 01:16
irrelevant since faze will smash them anyway
2017-10-22 01:16
+1
2017-10-22 02:21
#174
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
waiting for faze performance at major ;)
2017-10-22 08:21
I’m going to the major since I live just south of Boston and they will bring home the trophy ;)
2017-10-22 14:31
I dislike a lot of the Brazilians but I respect boltz hard, so much integrety for his org and only leaving now that all his teammates he spent so long often carrying have left. And hes nuts raw talent as well. Good addition for sk, if he shows up and the others play well they would be back to top spot contention in no time
2017-10-22 01:17
#110
zAAz | 
Brazil kndddd 
bye faze
2017-10-22 01:18
felps > taco
2017-10-22 01:18
#112
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck my chubby boy <3 Felps, stay strong buddy, u can do it! We smart, we loyal ,we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-10-22 01:22
#113
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Brazil Charizaldo 
it will be not too easy cuz boltz will have no time to practice with the team but this line-up is favorite to retake the #1 spot
2017-10-22 01:23
#114
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Brazil Kio_23 
gg everything
2017-10-22 01:26
>the winner of the wildcard match between FaZe and TyLoo daaaaaamn who will it be, who will it be...
2017-10-22 01:37
2 many regulations to play a game lulz
2017-10-22 01:43
#120
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Europe KappaKaako 
Now -bit +felps and u have 2 good braz teams
2017-10-22 01:51
JUST TAKE FNX BACK
2017-10-22 01:54
#219
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World nakTriceps 
Everyone loves fnx!
2017-10-23 17:03
kNG will play for sk @ eleague major..
2017-10-22 01:55
HHAHAHHAHA SK scared !
2017-10-22 01:56
#124
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Brazil Collee 
Top 1 again inc. Just -TACO +steel
2017-10-22 02:11
WTF is TACO wearing ? Socks with slippers ?! Trendy boy
2017-10-22 02:24
+1
2017-10-22 03:25
where is fleps
2017-10-22 02:41
Who car3s G2 still above
2017-10-22 02:47
0-2 To C9?
2017-10-22 04:45
That was pure luck u watch the game ?hahaha Plz dude
2017-10-22 05:45
and botaco still playing
2017-10-22 02:51
very good
2017-10-22 02:56
Boltz > abism > Cold
2017-10-22 03:02
can someone explain, cuz i dont understand wtf week ago hltv said boltz replace felps in sk soooooo ofcourse now boltz will play events with sk, so whats the point of this news?!?! dont get it :(
2017-10-22 03:09
Look people, Ruski!
2017-10-22 03:17
#146
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Brazil rauni90001 
Cause the old line-up is already set to most events, which means Boltz can only join SK after the major.
2017-10-22 03:41
hmmm thats weird. i mean i understand what u talkin bout but usually it works only if we talkin bout "leagues" or some bullshit. but when we talk bout lan events, there was many times when lineup was changed smth like 1 week before event or some shit like that. so i still dont get it.
2017-10-22 05:21
Huge step down for sk, i dont see boltz as a star player on the sk lineup like he was in immortals
2017-10-22 03:24
isnt about playing like a star, its just how he can fit better with passive playstyle like fnx used to. strong CT, good clutchs, stuff felps showed as weak points in his plays. and boltz is a smart player and has a monster spray skill, I won't be surprised if he shows off better stats than fer-fallen.
2017-10-22 04:42
Then why did they kick him before? this is not a good solution
2017-10-22 04:53
before was 2015 bro, he wasn't this good like now. 2 years improving his game u know.
2017-10-22 06:27
he just gained a couple of pounds i dont think its going to be better felps is ok boltz are semi, only stats against tier 2 and som tier 1
2017-10-22 08:24
#213
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World nakTriceps 
He fits absolutely good with this Sk. Better choice possible. I think SK will improve a lot, but I can be wrong. Let´s see a little bit at EPICENTER.
2017-10-23 16:52
RIP FAZE
2017-10-22 03:30
#145
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Denmark clutchkongen 
do anyone know why there are friction between felpz and the rest of sk?
2017-10-22 03:32
#147
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Portugal Baydan 
I just hope that they do not invite FOX to play as stand-in in the major... SK needs to step up to beat Faze
2017-10-22 04:00
#148
rain | 
Brazil Intouxe 
Give the trophy for sk plz
2017-10-22 04:02
#161
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Finland hotdog^ 
+1
2017-10-22 06:06
nice
2017-10-22 04:36
#154
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
best roster
2017-10-22 04:57
#155
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Australia closet 
felpera :(
2017-10-22 05:17
What a joke, taco should be the one leaving. Fallen is a retard
2017-10-22 05:23
#160
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Finland hotdog^ 
no
2017-10-22 06:05
#166
rain | 
Brazil Intouxe 
-1
2017-10-22 06:28
Did you even read the fucking topic? No wonder we are called monkeys, because of scumbags like you.
2017-10-22 17:37
#162
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Finland hotdog^ 
ezzzzz sk
2017-10-22 06:06
#163
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Argentina ivanpb 
-boltz +fnx so they can go to major and ez win it
2017-10-22 06:12
#167
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New Zealand bigyeti 
the primary reason fnx isnt with SK anymore is because he was too toxic
2017-10-22 06:49
-Taco -felps; +boltz +fnx = SK TOP 1
2017-10-22 07:54
#179
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
true
2017-10-22 09:08
#214
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World nakTriceps 
If fnx takes it seriously and train a lot, I agree. But... Unfortunately, it´s the problem.
2017-10-23 16:54
#177
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Australia _Lurkin_ 
Its my birthday today
2017-10-22 08:46
#178
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
Cg
2017-10-22 09:04
#182
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Brazil iamXPRT 
"felps joined SK from Immortals in February and helped the team to win five international tournaments between April and July, which earned them the No.1 spot in the ranking." /closed
2017-10-22 10:19
boltz>coldzera
2017-10-22 11:55
#188
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Brazil BoldinhowGG 
This is really an brazilian super team. if Fallen smooth boltz, thats fine and return to top 1.
2017-10-22 13:09
#196
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Brazil Smartzilian 
Ez for Boltzera
2017-10-22 16:04
#201
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France BaguetteArmy 
Felps always looked sad and depressed when playing
2017-10-22 17:22
lets go to TOP 1 WORLD again.
2017-10-22 17:38
better kngv
2017-10-22 17:40
Will Immortals shut down their CS:GO team? Their current lineup is tier3 at most. Only boltz is actually good. They should just sell the twins-fnx trio to some org willing to pay the price (shouldn't be hard since they hold legend spot) and boltz to SK and then get rid of the rest of the players.
2017-10-22 18:00
#206
mch | 
Brazil VelhoVamp 
agora a batata assou filhotes, sk top1. now the potato has been roasted my little sons! by aloisio chupala english tmj
2017-10-22 18:21
#207
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Serbia Bazy200 
If Tyloo lost and FaZe win then FaZe will be in same gropup with SK yeey
2017-10-22 19:55
#216
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World nakTriceps 
We could have SK x FaZe in a Winner´s match (it´ll be BO3!!!!)
2017-10-23 16:56
#215
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Sweden xamzino9 
twoface showing again
2017-10-23 16:55
#218
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Belgium jCySdruvia 
if fox was released he would took that place definitely
2017-10-23 17:01
Wow.
2017-10-23 19:55
they got one more hateable player nice fat junk boltzz
2017-10-23 19:57
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