cogu leaves Gorilla Core

Raphael "cogu" Camargo is no longer part of Gorilla Core's active roster, the North American organisation has announced.

The Brazilian veteran's future had been the source of conjecture after he missed the team's most recent matches, including the WCA North America quarter-final encounter against CLG.

In a statement to ESPN Esports Brasil, Gorilla Core revealed that Raphael "cogu" Camargo decided, "of his own accord", to leave the team, with the player due to shed more light on the matter soon.

The North American organisation added that cogu is still under a contract and stressed that it is ready to listen to offers for the former Made in Brazil talent.

cogu has requested to leave Gorilla Core's active roster

cogu has been part of Gorilla Core since April, when his team signed for the North American organisation after previously representing Dai Dai Gaming. Since joining Gorilla Core, the team has most notably won ESEA Open Season 25, earning direct entry into the North American Premier division.

Filipe "fp1" Caires has been filling in for cogu in recent matches, but Gorilla Core have not yet stated whether the 22-year-old will join the team on a permanent basis.

The Brazilian team's roster currently looks as follows:

Brazil Rodrigo "RCF" Figueiredo
Brazil Augusto "gut0" Bertora
Brazil Luigi "dukka" Castiglione
Brazil Charles "pbf1" Teles

Brazil Luigi 'dukka' Castiglione
Luigi 'dukka' Castiglione
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
98
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
333
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Brazil Filipe 'fp1' Caires
Filipe 'fp1' Caires
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
225
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.15
Brazil Augusto 'gut0' Bertora
Augusto 'gut0' Bertora
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
118
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Brazil Charles 'pbf1' Teles
Charles 'pbf1' Teles
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
#4
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
Rip
2017-10-31 15:39
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
O.O
2017-10-31 15:39
>C9BESTTEAM > :3 Kjærbye wtf ahah
2017-10-31 15:43
#95
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Sweden Unluko 
yeah but if u go into my profile you can see fan of C9
2017-10-31 16:23
Pishi translitom, bratan, nixuya ne ponyatno
2017-10-31 16:55
Careful. Lukashenko could be watching. Sieg Hiel
2017-10-31 16:58
-zqkS +cogu pls
2017-10-31 15:39
#57
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Brazil Tafercozera 
zqk is better than cogu, even tho he sucks
2017-10-31 15:54
#64
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Brazil hunte[R] 
zqk can't win a MM match. He sucks.
2017-10-31 15:57
#65
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Brazil Tafercozera 
stop hating zqking, the brazilian folem
2017-10-31 15:57
#70
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Brazil hunte[R] 
Look at his stats after he joined Immortals. The guy is putting IMT down.
2017-10-31 15:59
He is changing, if you look at his last stats and WATCH HIS GAMES AND STOP SAYING SHIT you can see that
2017-10-31 16:10
#92
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Brazil hunte[R] 
Saying shit? I'm just stating facts. He's changing? And how so? He will suddenly learn how to play?
2017-10-31 16:16
+1
2017-10-31 16:59
#129
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Europe KappaKaako 
Zqk will have more potential than cogu
2017-10-31 17:30
sad to read this kind of things in 2017 century
2017-10-31 19:11
#223
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Brazil hunte[R] 
you are just a troll fkoff
2017-11-01 12:44
#199
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Russia deadforest 
+1
2017-11-01 05:41
t5000000000000000 team who the fuck cares
2017-10-31 15:39
#27
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Says Pride fan LUL
2017-10-31 15:40
says hen1 fan LUL
2017-10-31 15:40
#38
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Hen1 > Pride
2017-10-31 15:43
why did you change from hen1 fan to sk? ;o
2017-10-31 15:43
#42
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
I didn't tho... Dummy...
2017-10-31 15:45
2017-10-31 15:59
Says hen1 and pride fan LUL
2017-10-31 16:09
says markeloff fan OMEGALUL
2017-10-31 16:09
says hen1, markeloff and pride fan LUL
2017-10-31 16:24
#130
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Europe KappaKaako 
Says Mo fan
2017-10-31 17:30
who
2017-10-31 17:31
#136
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Europe KappaKaako 
Fan of ...
2017-10-31 17:34
of ?
2017-10-31 17:34
#138
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Europe KappaKaako 
... X
2017-10-31 17:35
#149
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Says beast from Poland LUL, didn't know there was anyone strong enough to call them beasts... But accordingly they are selfish and dumb, so they might... :Thinking:
2017-10-31 18:04
latvia brain
2017-10-31 18:32
-zqk +cogu
2017-10-31 15:39
#9
Fed | 
United States FBI_Agent 
ez
2017-10-31 15:39
botgu
2017-10-31 15:39
xDD
2017-10-31 15:39
yes
2017-10-31 16:25
#12
Azerbaijan GKey 
ok
2017-10-31 15:39
ez
2017-10-31 15:39
Didnt expect that one
2017-10-31 15:39
#16
kennyS | 
Brazil L4bz 
what the faaaaak
2017-10-31 15:39
#17
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Brazil Darknesss_ 
toxic as always
2017-10-31 15:39
tempo cogu
2017-10-31 15:39
imt 11th playter
2017-10-31 15:40
#156
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Brazil yannscosta 
lol
2017-10-31 18:36
#241
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Brazil KriMb3R 
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk indeed XD
2017-11-03 14:20
cogu save IMT please
2017-10-31 15:40
IMT cogu PLZZ -zqkS
2017-10-31 15:40
#22
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United States AmericaIsBest 
Cogu to immortals pls he is better than zqks
2017-10-31 15:40
#23
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France Gugus_Patacus 
SAVE IMMORTALS
2017-10-31 15:40
#24
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India nicebaitm8 
This is like 785th time he is leaving a team. Next week headline -> COGU returns back with _________ gaming.
2017-10-31 15:40
#25
L.K.S | 
Brazil Exfm 
RIP in pieces
2017-10-31 15:40
#26
fnx | 
Brazil DroidNTC 
PLSS KICK ZQK AND ADD THIS 40 YEAR OLD BOT, plssssssss IMT
2017-10-31 15:40
in a way this is good because gorilla core is terrible on the other way is bad because cogu didnt show anything, that could make him go to a better team lol so IarentKnowAboutThatz =S hope the best for him tho <3
2017-10-31 15:40
#31
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
So fucking sad
2017-10-31 15:41
#32
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
IMT gonna buy him too. They buy everyone! hahah (joke) Hope -zqs + cogu (seriously)
2017-10-31 15:41
SK cogu PogChamp
2017-10-31 15:41
#34
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Finland sadmen)))) 
he no gorilla he macaco
2017-10-31 15:41
32 y/o
2017-10-31 15:41
u will still live at ur mother place at 32 y/o
2017-10-31 15:48
Hell no
2017-10-31 15:49
Lol wtf cogu
2017-10-31 15:43
#41
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Brazil rauni90001 
IMT, please, COGU >> ZQK
2017-10-31 15:44
#43
Savage | 
World Gunz95 
About time. He was carrying them almost every game.
2017-10-31 15:45
will he join chimpanzee core?
2017-10-31 15:46
Team Brazil???
2017-10-31 15:47
#87
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Finland Smoonah 
lol
2017-10-31 16:12
SK cogu inc Kappa
2017-10-31 15:47
ok
2017-10-31 15:47
gorilla LUL
2017-10-31 15:48
#49
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Brazil xuspa 
Expected. Now, Cogu join IMMORTALS and ZQKS leaves.
2017-10-31 15:48
#67
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Brazil hunte[R] 
+1
2017-10-31 15:58
#50
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Brazil AbdulQueota 
nooooooooo cogu tier 1 player better than guardian ez sk top1
2017-10-31 15:48
left his zoo friends :(
2017-10-31 15:50
#55
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France Nicolito 
What a Legend. Hope he joins a good Team. Zqk sucks btw
2017-10-31 15:52
who?
2017-10-31 15:53
yes
2017-10-31 16:24
The myth is Closer to retirement
2017-10-31 15:54
Don't talk shit E-sport is not soccer. He still can delivery for many years.
2017-11-01 05:38
don't be desilusional, e-sport players carrier is shortest than a soccer one, pro players use more brain that fall down faster with the age
2017-11-01 06:23
#60
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Russia firetruck92 
kek
2017-10-31 15:55
#61
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Argentina FabriConti 
+ IMT cogu
2017-10-31 15:57
cogu to coach ex-immortals i have no fucking clue
2017-10-31 15:57
#71
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Chile Romanosky 
Maybe a Imm for botzqk.
2017-10-31 15:59
#77
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Greece Gianopoulos 
We hope it...
2017-10-31 16:06
That's suspicious
2017-10-31 16:00
who leaves what?
2017-10-31 16:01
>peru
2017-10-31 16:15
you just got baited
2017-10-31 16:27
#132
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Europe KappaKaako 
Its not
2017-10-31 17:31
#74
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Ireland Mackey91 
who?
2017-10-31 16:03
yes
2017-10-31 16:24
one of the best in 1.6 no fuking is needed in CS GO SAD , BUT TRUE life is in the moment
2017-10-31 16:10
#84
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Denmark beastd 
Who?
2017-10-31 16:10
yes
2017-10-31 16:24
#143
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Denmark beastd 
yes
2017-10-31 17:54
thanks
2017-10-31 17:56
#179
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Denmark beastd 
yes
2017-10-31 21:16
IMT incoming
2017-10-31 16:21
Immortals should have this lineup: Steel - IGL Cogu - AWP Felps - Star player Destiny - Entry Horvy - Support/Second AWP It's a lot better than the actual Immortals, a good mix of youth and experience, and decent enough to rebuild IMT from scratch.
2017-10-31 16:28
#134
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Europe KappaKaako 
-cogu +pkl/yel/chelo
2017-10-31 17:32
I don't consider any player from LG, since IMT tried to sign yeL back in the day, and got a negative answer from both org and player. And tbh, LG is looking pretty good, and is improving day by day, they probably won't release none of their players.
2017-10-31 20:54
I like it more than the actual Imt roster but they wont be much better
2017-10-31 18:28
#104
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North America MootK 
Tempo Storm cogu pls, thank you.
2017-10-31 16:28
gorilla core xD
2017-10-31 16:35
#107
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Brazil sujeski 
Cogu é minha rola, vive de fama de 1.6, voltou pro cs go e ja botaram ele em equipe, isso é uma fraude.
2017-10-31 16:38
#108
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Brazil mibrzera 
se o taco pode, qualquer um pode
2017-10-31 16:41
#116
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Brazil sujeski 
taco joga ABSURDAMENTE mais que o cogu, comparacao pobre de conteudo.
2017-10-31 16:55
#128
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Brazil mibrzera 
taco é enganação.
2017-10-31 17:28
#135
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Europe KappaKaako 
Internátionale website Språka på english
2017-10-31 17:33
#109
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Sweden 133665 
-zqk +cogu
2017-10-31 16:41
#111
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Europe Spoonman20 
Time to retire maybe? I mean he should have done it like 8 years ago but still...
2017-10-31 16:44
#158
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World nakTriceps 
I think not. He always carrying GC. He deserves an opportunity in a better BR team, even Tempo Storm or this IMT replacing zqks.
2017-10-31 18:52
This is the worst Brazilian team playing in NA. GL COGU, the only one that has any value in GC.
2017-10-31 16:53
#115
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
shit team tbh they all should back to brazil and study
2017-10-31 16:54
#122
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
-zqk -horvy +cogu +felps +1
2017-10-31 16:59
#125
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
who leaves what
2017-10-31 17:15
#189
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France Nicolito 
New CS player detected
2017-11-01 01:06
#218
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
emm not really i just dont care about t10 br teams
2017-11-01 12:26
#225
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France Nicolito 
Lolololol seriously, you are new. Cogu is a Counter Strike Legend, he’s considered one of best AWPers ever, 7th Best player of the decade (2000-2010), Won 3 1.6 majors, the first one vs Dream Fnatic. I recomend you to watch: youtube.com/watch?v=3PCEtmKVh3Y
2017-11-01 12:59
#229
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
gr8, he was good 50 years ago and now he's playing in t10 br teams, who cares?
2017-11-01 13:53
#237
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France Nicolito 
You said who. If hes not good as the golden age of CS is not the problem. You are new.
2017-11-01 21:02
#238
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
xdddddddddddd playing cs since 2k8 but not being interested in pro scene since cs go yes im new kys u scrub
2017-11-01 22:45
#240
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France Nicolito 
>not new >who is cogu Pick one
2017-11-02 19:27
#133
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Brazil Smartzilian 
G Core is too bad
2017-10-31 17:32
#141
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Poland mamba99999 
expected
2017-10-31 17:48
#142
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
Cogu to SK PLS
2017-10-31 17:51
that's a great name for a brazilian team
2017-10-31 17:57
#148
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United Arab Emirates pigeoN1 
Rip GOD Cogu :(
2017-10-31 18:02
#150
Savage | 
World Gunz95 
Can any1 translate cogus latest statement from facebook? m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1938..
2017-10-31 18:14
hes saying it was his choice to leave and that he is heading back to brazil
2017-10-31 18:59
#165
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Brazil donalld 
I'm no longer part of the Gorilla Core CS team. I've always put my work at the head of everything in my life and I've always charged myself too much on CS, but it's been a while since I haven't been able to show my real style of playing, which feels like my erformance has fallen by trying to adapt to a style of playing which is not mine. It was not easy to make that decision, I put up with it as much as I could, but I think it's the best choice for the moment. I do not want to be harmed, nor hurt other people. I apologize for taking time to give you all an answer, but I've been trying to get everything worked out the best I can before I let you know. I'm not going to stop playing and I'm not leaving the team to go into another. eanwhile, I'm going to do streams on my channel on twitch(/ cogu) still by the Gorilla Core team to stay close to the people who have always supported me and never stopped cheering for me. I am open to negotiations too, any org. If you are interested, please contact us by email (contact@gorillacore.com) or DM on Twitter (@cogucsgo). Anyway, I want to thank the organization for trusting my work from the beginning and for all the support. I also cannot forget to thank y former teammates for having fought at my side in pursuit of our goals and I continue to cheer for them on this journey. I return to Brazil with my head up and full of desire to write a new story.
2017-10-31 19:15
-bit +cogu inc.
2017-10-31 18:25
YEP
2017-10-31 18:29
#190
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France Nicolito 
Yes, ofc -Only IGL +Another AWPer (3 in total)
2017-11-01 01:10
Cogu is the IGL 3 awp new meta
2017-11-01 01:34
#155
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Brazil mitosdann 
TS cogU
2017-10-31 18:34
#157
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Brazil FakeNemRi 
it was time! the cogu was level with his teammates. soon, he deserved to be called for some time superior to the gorilla. and we all see the potential to play between big, after the IMT game, which he completed.
2017-10-31 18:42
#192
cogu | 
Brazil rESN 
google translator detected
2017-11-01 01:29
probably going to tempo storm
2017-10-31 18:57
32 y.o. cmon, tire to retire
2017-10-31 19:12
#166
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Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Expected
2017-10-31 19:15
He is probably going to LG or TS
2017-10-31 19:19
#168
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Germany Smelborp 
whats it with all those 1s?
2017-10-31 19:21
I'm no longer part of Gorilla Core's CS:GO team. I've always placed all my work on top of everything in my life and I've always hard hardworked when talking about CS, but it's been a while that I can't show my real gameplay, I feel that my performance fell by trying to adapt myself to another gamestyle which is not mine. It was not easy to take this decision, I kept going until the maximum that I could do, but I believe this is the best choice for me at the moment. I don't want to harm anyone. I apologize for taking so long to give you guys an answer, but I was trying to solve this in the best way I could before telling to everyone. I won't stop playing and I didn't leave the team to play in another. Meanwhile, I will still stream (/cogu) for Gorilla Core, to stay close to the people who have always supported me. I'm also open to negotiations, any organization that demonstrate any interest, please contact me via email (contact@gorilla-core.com) or DM on Twitter (@cogucsgo). Anyway, I want to thank the organization for trusting on my work since the beginning and for all the support. I can't either forget to thank my teammates by fighting by my side in search of our objectives and I'll continue supporting them in this path. I come back to Brazil with my head held high and full of will to write another story. Raphael “cogu” Camargo.
2017-10-31 20:09
#177
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Brazil oldStar 
-zqk +cogu ?
2017-10-31 21:04
and + felps since he did not get along with zqk
2017-10-31 21:18
#181
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Brazil P4t0NTC 
+cogu ( on The place of boltz) 2 awp
2017-10-31 21:39
K
2017-10-31 21:13
#182
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Brazil P4t0NTC 
for me cogu need to go to immortals to give experience for a young team like immortals
2017-10-31 21:41
#183
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Brazil AfKW 
He never enjoyed the game for real just for money please retire is better
2017-10-31 21:42
#193
cogu | 
Brazil rESN 
yes, he do enjoy to play pubg. xD
2017-11-01 01:33
#184
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Brazil frohlich 
-zqkone +cogu
2017-10-31 22:01
#186
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Poland NiX19 
who?
2017-10-31 22:41
#191
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France Nicolito 
Are you new?
2017-11-01 01:11
#197
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Iceland caverat 
legend mibr he deserves a better team imo
2017-11-01 05:05
#200
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Croatia Jack Russell 
fp1 pbf1 lucas1 hen1 Any meaning behind these 1s?
2017-11-01 05:51
#213
kNgV- | 
Brazil Sp4rkes 
pbf1, lucas1 and hen1 are brothers, so they ever used this fp1 I don't know why
2017-11-01 11:40
#233
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Lithuania Deci 
maybe because they are twins who came out of one egg? lucas1 + hen1 fp1 + pbf1?
2017-11-01 19:47
#204
aurora | 
Australia omag 
who?
2017-11-01 06:31
Cogu joins Ex-Immortals as coach 100%
2017-11-01 10:19
retire?
2017-11-01 12:17
#221
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
vvho?
2017-11-01 12:29
#232
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Lithuania Deci 
read up on CS 1.6 and you might take back that comment cogu was arguably the world leading AWP back in the days ... dsn > Cogu > Walle
2017-11-01 19:46
dsn > cogu? LOL Even dsn himself said cogu is the best
2017-11-01 19:49
#235
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Lithuania Deci 
I think cogu was the most consistent and arguably the best but I remember dsn having crazy awp shots ... so to me personally I liked dsn at his best
2017-11-01 19:59
But cogu always rekt dsn... Always man... Its not fanboysm (believe me)... I was f0rest fan but when comes to awp, cogu was way better than dsn.
2017-11-01 20:01
#244
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Lithuania Deci 
I don't recall seeing an awp duel between dsn and cogu so I believe you ;)
2017-11-04 14:39
#231
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Lithuania Deci 
wait this is good ... can you feel it coming? Cogu Fnx KnGV Lucas1 Hen1
2017-11-01 19:44
#242
kNgV- | 
Brazil Sp4rkes 
3 awps gg
2017-11-03 14:36
#243
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Lithuania Deci 
I believe they already did that on a major ;)
2017-11-04 14:36
he leave GORILLA CORE and join to MONKEY CORE
2017-11-02 01:03
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