DaZeD steps down from GX

MIRAA
November 2nd, 2017 09:42

Sam "DaZeD" Marine is no longer part of GX's active lineup, the 28-year-old has announced on Twitter.

The decision follows GX's 16-9 defeat against Gale Force in ESEA Premier - the team's third loss of the season so far -, with Sam "DaZeD" Marine having the lowest rating of his side (0.53).

The former iBUYPOWER member cited lack of motivation and drive as the reason to stop playing competitively, adding that he will switch his focus to his Youtube and Twitch channels.

DaZeD will stop playing competitively

Shawn "witmer" Taylor, who filled in for Rogue in the ESL Pro League at the start of the current season, will replace DaZeD on GX's roster in ESEA Premier, in which the team currently sit in fifth place, with seven victories from ten matches.

GX will finish out the season with the following roster:

United States Braxton "swag" Pierce
Canada Keven "AZK" Lariviere
United States Michael "dapr" Gulino
United States Matt "Pollo" Wilson
United States Shawn "witmer" Taylor

United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
253
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.19
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
252
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
414
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
#2
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Australia tehN 
xpected
2017-11-02 09:43
Tbh it really was, I think a lot of people were giving him a chance but really it sounded like he wont be a competitor anymore pretty much since week 1 when he was turning down offers left and right...
2017-11-02 11:56
#260
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Germany No_Kappa 
DaZed and shroud. the most spoiled ever. both from NA. Coincidence? I aren't think that.
2017-11-02 15:15
well i think Shroud's decision was a pretty easy one.... full time streaming is originally what he wanted to do no pressure from the competitive scene no need to travel no criticism from fans or haters makes a shit ton of money from subs and donations, waaaaay more than enough to live off of DaZed extremely overrated not nearly as good as he thinks he is lots of criticism playing (and losing) at low tier levels never going to be back in the upper tier tournaments again
2017-11-02 16:00
gx wasnt losing hard despite being a brand new team with new players and dazed, azk who havent played professionally for 2 years. dazed was underperforming tho
2017-11-02 16:23
tbh DaZeD made a mistake (yet again) saying he doesn't wanna play professionally anymore, it was his chance to improve his "brand". He isn't anywhere near someone like shroud... I guess he just doesn't have faith in himself as a competitor anymore
2017-11-02 16:41
Also, individually he's been garbage and GX are kinda fucked. They have a mediocre record and have played all the shitty teams in Premier apart from Gale Force. All downhill from here.
2017-11-02 21:01
#316
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Netherlands EJVN 
i don't know if you actaully watched couple of GX vods, but even I wouldn't like to play in such environment. It looked like they are just playing with eachother because they have to, they didn't sound like they are friends at all; and communication was pretty bad, kinda dead. No hype at all, no adrenaline, just this strange sad vibe that was spreading among players. Imo I like Torqued far more, steel seems motivated, he screams when they win a round, and you can feel a good atmosphere.
2017-11-02 22:43
Overrated how? No one expected gx to be good
2017-11-06 08:13
lol im talking about dazed, not the team
2017-11-06 15:42
#315
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Netherlands EJVN 
are you that fucking retarded or what? shroud almost never plays CSGO on his stream anymore, meaning he enjoys other games more, which clearly shows he didn't step down because he only wanted stream money, but he was actually tired of the game itself. it really isn't that hard to understand that, but it is HLTV in the end, so no wonder there are morons like you here.
2017-11-02 22:39
#324
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Germany No_Kappa 
nt shroud. thing is: you suck at CSGO. farewell. wont be missed.
2017-11-02 23:43
No_Kappa you have showed that your understanding of CS:GO talent is that of a fucking moron. Maybe try watching shroud in his prime, and even right before he retired was still doing pretty well. It's understandable that after years and years of competing at the highest level to need a break, or just retire. Shroud was a hell of a player and had a great career. To say he was anything less, def comes from a shabby wannabe who will never even come close to his level.
2017-11-03 04:53
He turned down offers because he wanted stake at org. I bet CEOs are laughing right now LUL
2017-11-02 16:30
Nah, he wasn't really committed, you could tell just from the videos he was posting on YouTube where his heart truly lies. Basically a super greedy offer would've "forced" him to commit, but obviously he would not get it, and I think even then he would not really try as before...
2017-11-02 16:34
Do u rly believe him saying about how he was refusing all the "super offers" and when he said "Lets just say im in a contact with a tier 1 NA awper"? And he ended up with dapr and pollo? Now dont get me wrong,both dapr and pollo are good players, but dazed is just a liar. How can he say "I never kinda felt like playing pro again,it was swag who asked me whether i wanna play etc" when he made like 2 vids talkin bout how he wants to find the best org, the best players etc... I liked dazed and rly wanted him to get unbanned and come back and I feel like many ppl feel it just like I do and they wont support him anyway
2017-11-02 17:48
Actually yeah I do believe him as it was quite clear he was honest in that case, the only thing he wasn't honest with was his commitment to play professionally again, and that too was obvious from his mannerisms and opinions... He was talking about making a top team but his heart wasn't into it from the start, hell you could even see he wasn't that excited to be unbanned as he might've been a year ago. Now that he got his youtube shit going on top of his stream, I think it is hard for him to focus on playing at that level.
2017-11-02 17:53
I dont know why he would even create a team if he didnt feel like playing, it just sounds so retarded and if gx wont find solid 5th I can surely say he betrayed azk
2017-11-02 18:22
steel can play instead of him and really azk and the rest would only benefit... but yeah generally you could say he really fucked azk
2017-11-02 19:43
I dont think steel would leave torqued for gx, maybe some gx players could play under torqued with steel; however, who knows how the relationships between ex ibp players and steel are
2017-11-02 21:08
#6
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Portugal IsmellCocaine 
Washed up OMEGALUL
2017-11-02 09:43
#67
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India php_developer 
Washed up? He's the greatest mind in counter-strike in NA, probably in the whole word too. The guy was in a rise when he got banned, beating fnatic and nip on their prime. If it wasn't for the ban I think he would have achieved much more today than fnatic and SK combined. Too bad he doesn't have the drive to play now after being 2 years restricted from playing competitively. I blame it on valve from taking one of the greatest cs players out of the scene.
2017-11-02 10:01
Steel>dazed. Steel was the master mind of ibuypower cs. Dazed just called the ct side which is the site u use less strats. And if u compare now dazed team has better players and torqued is still above them cuz steel is a GOD and can transform a decent player jnto a good one.
2017-11-02 10:07
#96
oskar | 
Czech Republic Vojtass 
+1
2017-11-02 10:23
+1
2017-11-02 11:25
#232
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United States pSilent 
But Torqued isn’t above them... they’ve lost to worst teams and have a worse win percentage in MDL.
2017-11-02 13:42
#256
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United States Xpdyz 
gx has 4 rank s players torqued has 1 rank s torqued beat gx bc steel can make player play good cs.
2017-11-02 15:07
#236
dazzLe | 
Canada wayski 
Im not a fan of Steel or DaZed really, but if you think Steel was the master mind of IBP then you are delusional...literally delusional, i mean this is HLTV forums after all.
2017-11-02 14:12
except people who were actually involved/knew what was happening said similar things... who the fuck are you, that means you know so much about steel and dazed, who was a better in-game leader etc??? oh right part of the delusional hltv community...
2017-11-02 14:53
Nah, you just watched moes video where he says he prefers steels way to call in T side and dazeds in CT side. Then, u assumed steel would be calling in T side in IBP because of what moe says. Nothing else.
2017-11-02 15:33
moe? i watch steels videos, plus a lot of pro pugs and scrims. tbh idk who was a better igl, seems like dazed is more of the schematic type, and steel's someone who would work better in chaos and creativity.
2017-11-02 20:39
Steel was about to leave IBP before getting banned so we might had been able to see It. FeelsBadMan.
2017-11-02 20:41
i wasn't the biggest fan/follower of na cs around the time of IBP and early c9 cus of work and social life so the whole thing kinda went over my head until they were actually banned. tbh dazed and steel both kinda seem like arseholes, so although they shouldn't have received life time bans i cant say I'm too sad about the whole situation.
2017-11-03 01:53
True, and u are right, they were arseholes. At least they were.
2017-11-03 07:02
#261
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United States Xpdyz 
Steel>DaZeD GX vs Tourqued. Tourqued came out with a W despite GX having 4 rank S players while Tourqued have 1 rank S player.
2017-11-02 15:18
#246
AREA | 
Finland VALTZUb 
1+
2017-11-02 14:40
Well i blame him for match fixing in the first place, i in your side just wanted to point that out
2017-11-02 10:07
#78
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India php_developer 
S1mple was banned for cheating , isn't that worse?
2017-11-02 10:08
Yes that's true, forgot about that
2017-11-02 10:08
no, cuz it wasn't a cs go ban
2017-11-02 17:46
#82
FalleN | 
India ash588 
LUL...blaming valve, it's like Valve banned him for nothing....fucking plebs
2017-11-02 10:12
#89
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India php_developer 
There were no rules in place when they were banned, so it would only be fair if they banned them for a year or two like they did in the dota. And do you actually think they were the only team throwing games?
2017-11-02 10:14
Are you seriously just being this retarded because of a m0e video? Fuck's sake. It's not Valve's fault, and while they DID overreact by lifetime banning them, it's still on them for matchfixing in the first place. Fuck is with this apologism? And besides, okay, be an apologist, but being one for DaZeD, who literally just went from going on about how he wants to compete and bragging how he could elevate teams, to giving up after, what, two months of MDL? Nah, fuck off. Steel legitimately has a strong drive and passion for CS: GO, and I wish he would get leniency from Valve, but no one should feel bad for DaZeD.
2017-11-02 12:04
It's obviously Valve's fault, who brought skins into the game?
2017-11-02 12:05
blaming valve for having items in game? jesus christ thats retarded. even without skins betting existed theres no excuse
2017-11-02 13:01
Valve knew things like this would be very likely to happen when they introduced the skins to the game, so why not implement rules right off?
2017-11-02 13:01
Dude ur logic is flawed, its like if u steel someones car and then blame him (owner of said car) for buying it...
2017-11-02 13:26
Because there are no laws against stealing or anything....
2017-11-02 13:29
#231
Snajdan | 
New Zealand Ms2Y 
well if there is no rules to that, just depend on the person moral, but cant be punished with jail/ban till rules/law determines that.
2017-11-02 13:39
+1
2017-11-02 14:12
A core problem in this aspect is that Valve has harsher penalty for match fixing than they have for cheating. I have never heard a reasonable explanation for this. Unbanned cheaters can play at highest level, whilst unbanned match fixers cannot.
2017-11-02 10:25
No they can't, the punishment is the same. Players with VAC bans or banned by Valve for match fixing cannot play in Valve tournaments. Only bans by Valve effect a player's participation in these events, 3rd parties don't matter in this sense.
2017-11-02 10:57
kqly can play again
2017-11-02 11:15
Not in Minors or Majors which are Valve tournaments...
2017-11-02 11:16
But he can play...
2017-11-02 11:31
Valve is not the world police to stop him. He is limited enough though. Will never be on top again.
2017-11-02 11:48
But he's still playing...
2017-11-02 11:49
and you are still retarded and obviously baiting. it's like saying the world is turning. playing is not so hard, just buy a PC you know?
2017-11-02 12:59
Just buying a pc doesn't get you allowed at a major.
2017-11-02 13:01
KQLY vac ban? Seriously? Noooooooooo. Check this out: youtube.com/watch?v=vZUQl4eDgm0 -qualify for a major - have a VAC ban pick one.
2017-11-02 13:32
#337
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Australia Smrfy 
KQLY isnt allowed at majors either you fucking mongoloid
2017-11-03 15:51
So is matchfixers
2017-11-02 14:33
0/8 seriously, get a new hobby
2017-11-02 14:56
Xddddd I've read the whole thing and can't remember a Guy who was as stupid as this
2017-11-02 15:43
#150
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
nt bait lol
2017-11-02 11:45
Nice argument.
2017-11-02 11:46
#153
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
ure not baiting me into this, I know you cannot be serious :D
2017-11-02 11:47
I would never bait, specially talking about this topic.
2017-11-02 11:49
#158
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Ahahahaha never EVER, right? That comes with being part of the HLTV high IQ club, right??
2017-11-02 11:50
Nice, change subject when you can't defend your original comment.
2017-11-02 11:51
#160
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
NOnononono, you're not doing it. I refuse.
2017-11-02 11:51
Tell me one igl better than DaZed on his prime.
2017-11-02 11:52
#164
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Sam "GodFallen" Marine
2017-11-02 11:56
Never heard of him.
2017-11-02 12:00
#173
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Never heard of Sam Marine?
2017-11-02 12:01
Who
2017-11-02 12:01
#178
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
It's DaZeD mynigg
2017-11-02 12:06
I'm sorry but I don't watch counter-strike.
2017-11-02 12:06
#181
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Counter strike? Nono, he is a Battle Brothers player. There is a growing ESport community in that game, and he is among the so-called "Top Brothers".
2017-11-02 12:09
looool got 'em
2017-11-02 14:57
Pronax Zeus
2017-11-02 14:34
more than fnatic and SK combined? with a little luck he could've built a consistent Top1 NA team, not more. to match what those teams achieved he would've needed to improve a shitton
2017-11-02 11:58
Swag could wreck prime fnatic by himself mate.
2017-11-02 11:59
Why he didnt?
2017-11-02 14:35
iBP, before the ban, was the clear #1 NA team. iBP getting banned hurt NA tremendously, because they were the only NA team playing counter strike similar to Europe. SK coming over helped a lot, but NA teams have taken a long time to really see the fruits of that.
2017-11-02 16:50
#183
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Greece hekzy 
This is such a trash bait. He never beat fnatic nor NiP in their primes. His team had no promise as they could barely ever exit groupstages. You are seriously thinking that an NA team would achieve more than fnatic? You seriously fucking believe that an NA team would be dominant for more than 1.5 years and win more than two majors in a row? His best achievement was to beat a newly formed LDLC and that's it! Nothing else! Also fucking swag is the most overrated player ever, never reached top10 and never will, he is just a pubstar praised by reddit silvers. You can see how fucking trash he is when he is getting carried by dapr every single game, dapr the tier100 players. You are telling me that the team that would've conquered the world can't even beat tier100000000 NA teams because of motivation? Holy fuck, this is either the worst bait ever, or you are deluded as fuck. Either way kys.
2017-11-02 12:10
If it's such a bad bait why such a big wall of text? And no it's not a bait.
2017-11-02 12:11
#195
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Greece hekzy 
Since it's not a bait! You have been utterly destroyed and your deluded arguments have been dismantled. You are now deemed as a delusional NA redditor. Now gtfo, subhuman.
2017-11-02 12:22
#198
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Greece hekzy 
A 3-1 loss against fnatic? A bo1 upset against NiP with fiflaren? You can't even support your trash baits properly, there have been better victories for ibp but still worthless, I'm not going to tell you, I'll let you spend time researching yourself, so that you waste more time of your life.
2017-11-02 12:29
3-1 loss against cheatnatic. Win against prime NIP. They were gonna be the biggest cs team there ever was.
2017-11-02 12:30
#202
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Greece hekzy 
Just stop -2462646/8
2017-11-02 12:34
Yet you're still replying
2017-11-02 12:34
#207
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Greece hekzy 
Yes, because it's more fun to dismantle your trash bait and then also call you out on it. Exposes your idiocy for the fact you can't craft baits nor arguments.
2017-11-02 12:39
You really have no idea of what a woman goes through during child birth.
2017-11-02 12:40
bait or braindead
2017-11-02 12:53
Nice arguments you got there.
2017-11-02 12:54
I don't need neither want to argue with a baiter
2017-11-02 12:57
Untill you give me a counter argument you can't call me a baiter, sorry mate, doesn't work like this.
2017-11-02 12:57
but you cant deal with counter-arguments? (you really need to work on legitimacy and depth of these baits, entertaining but shallow)
2017-11-02 15:02
I don't have time to deal with you ketamphetamine.
2017-11-02 15:02
just look at my edit, will lift from 0/8 to 2/8
2017-11-02 15:04
nice bait......calling an over rated trash can ,the best igl lul
2017-11-02 13:01
If anything, he's underrated
2017-11-02 13:02
Dazed was overall a great player but he didn’t accomplish more then vp and fnatic. Combined you fucking moron. Dazed was a great igl but he didn’t accomplish as many wins as he could have internationally. Do your fucking reasearch kid.
2017-11-02 14:17
Your troll became to obvious when i read "If it wasn't for the ban I think he would have achieved much more today than fnatic and SK combined.". Being / Or having been the best IGL of NA is not really an accomplishment.
2017-11-02 14:46
Yeah I think I went too far there. Here's a joke to make up your time lost: A girl is fucking her boyfriend At her parents house. Her father after being woken by the noises goes upstairs to check it out, and walks in on them. "Dad!" she exclaimed in a panic "...I'm sorry" The dad being a dad replies "hi sorry, I'm Dad!" He then turns to the boyfriend and asks "Are you fucking sorry?"
2017-11-02 14:50
#329
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United States DoverDemon 
n1
2017-11-03 02:43
REALLY?
2017-11-02 09:43
ahaha
2017-11-02 09:43
rip
2017-11-02 09:43
#12
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United States Paulius_CS 
rip streamer
2017-11-02 09:44
#13
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
LUL
2017-11-02 09:44
#14
NEO | 
Kazakhstan Tarob 
Dazed is noob , expected
2017-11-02 09:44
#15
tarik | 
Korea Stigrid 
rip
2017-11-02 09:44
about time
2017-11-02 09:44
#17
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United States RandomPleb89 
GX will have n0thing, Hiko, sgares, swag & dapr confirmed, DazeD as coach
2017-11-02 09:45
#49
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
Hiko wants to win majors.
2017-11-02 09:51
#53
Spiidi | 
Germany skraby 
with rogue... good joke :D
2017-11-02 09:53
#74
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United States RandomPleb89 
Yeah, they'll be banned from Majors but they've been shit recently, DreamHack Masters, ESL Finals, StarLadder, they're tournaments worth value, plus the old dogs still have the bite to get it done they just need the opportunity, if not sgares then Cooper & swag will be an epic duo, n0thing & dapr can be anchors and Hiko can lurk and get kills better than Stanislaw
2017-11-02 10:05
he wont ever have the chance with his current form
2017-11-03 21:26
Pollo is the best player in GX atm.
2017-11-02 15:11
Rather AZK then dapr
2017-11-02 16:58
#18
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Morocco Gg2734llolol 
Should be an analyst
2017-11-02 09:44
#104
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Australia KatVian 
+1 with a bit of practice I think he could be quite good.
2017-11-02 10:37
#107
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Australia JingleBells 
Agreed hopefully for next season of EPL and appearances on ECS. Hes probably fits as a castor better because he doesnt go full rage mode and is a calm mature dude
2017-11-02 10:40
#19
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Germany Gabbah 
I guess i have to watch steel play then...
2017-11-02 09:44
#20
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Netherlands 079 
lel
2017-11-02 09:44
#21
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Argentina Fitzer___ 
ez for witmer
2017-11-02 09:44
#22
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United States Bibby 
Lets go shawn/michael/brax Team IWNL lessgetit!
2017-11-02 09:45
Expected
2017-11-02 09:45
#24
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World locky0000 
lol good thing all those petitions were started to get him unbanned
2017-11-02 09:45
#108
shrek | 
Sweden Unluko 
hes still not unbanned from valve majors, i'm sure he would start playing again if he was unbanned from valve majors
2017-11-02 10:40
#111
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World locky0000 
ah okay so he would only have the motivation to play csgo at a pro level if he could qualify for all tournaments even though he's bottom fragging in MDL?
2017-11-02 10:46
#113
shrek | 
Sweden Unluko 
Yes because if he was unbanned from valve sponsored events he'd probably get picked up in a good team like CLG, C9, Liquid, Misfits and maybe NRG
2017-11-02 10:48
#116
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World locky0000 
if he can't hit easy shots in mdl there is a slim chance any team would want him. every player on all of those teams you mentioned is better than dazed...even the igl's
2017-11-02 10:51
#118
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World locky0000 
maybe nrg is the exception as fugly has been shit lately
2017-11-02 10:52
This is the worst thing i have read today
2017-11-02 17:58
#317
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Netherlands EJVN 
CLG and Misfits are not good teams. C9 and Liquid would've never picked up DaZeD. The only move Liquid would do would be picking up swag, and kicking stanislaw. That's pretty much it.
2017-11-02 22:49
#319
shrek | 
Sweden Unluko 
you mean kick jdm? stanislaw is a god
2017-11-02 22:50
#320
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Netherlands EJVN 
there isn't single good NA awper that is available, so no, Liquid will not kick jdm. you really don't understand shit about this game, do you.
2017-11-02 22:52
#321
shrek | 
Sweden Unluko 
Stewie, tarik, brax IMO stewie is a top5 awper in the world but you really dont understand shit about this game, do you?
2017-11-02 22:53
#322
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Netherlands EJVN 
when you learn how to read fucking properly, you can discuss things with me. read first 9 words of my previous reply, and pay fucking attention to the word "AVAILABLE"
2017-11-02 22:55
#190
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United States Hosch 
At the very least an unban would let him be a caster/analysis at valve events
2017-11-02 12:17
#191
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World locky0000 
that's two events a year. he can still make a career out of being an analyst and he'd probably be great at it.
2017-11-02 12:19
#192
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United States Hosch 
True. The few times I've seen him do it at events he was pretty good at it, so I'm hoping he does it more
2017-11-02 12:21
#203
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World locky0000 
yep ecs (as a guest, like what launders is doing now) and esl pro league last season (made blu manageable) and a tournament in oakland i think. as long as he doesn't turn his nose up at the opportunities that will definitely present themselves he will get many offers.
2017-11-02 12:34
#25
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United States xSleader 
BibleThump
2017-11-02 09:45
DUDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2017-11-02 09:45
Poor brax
2017-11-02 09:45
#28
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China cescyyy 
expected
2017-11-02 09:46
#29
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United States wndryrs 
I love dazed but thank God. He's not a good in game leader. At this point he's much better suited to be a coach. He's just too emotional in game and gets tilted way too easily. I hope he stays with GX as a coach because I still think he has a lot of knowledge of the game.
2017-11-02 09:46
#31
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
cryyyy dog
2017-11-02 09:46
#32
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CIS zzero 
#prayforazk
2017-11-02 09:46
COMMUNITY CRIED TO BE UNBANNED AND THEN HE DOES THIS SMH LOST ALL RESPECT GO PROMOTE SOME GAMBLING SITE AND DO YOUR SHITTY GIVEAWAYS THATS THE ONLY WAY ANYONE IS GOING TO CARE ABOUT YOU
2017-11-02 09:47
Dude he's gotta put food on the tsble, he's been banned for 4 years and technically still is banned, in that time he's found a reliable source of income and has gotten comfortable and it's not like streaming is bad or anything, if he's not motivated why would he waste his time bringing himself and the team down.
2017-11-02 09:57
#93
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Denmark staraxe 
He has been banned in 2015 lol
2017-11-02 10:19
Sorry I'm off by a year fucking crusify me
2017-11-02 10:24
#115
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
DEUS VULT YOU ARE HEREBY CRUCIFIED DEUS VULT
2017-11-02 10:50
Well i say...
2017-11-02 10:57
who cares about how hes gotta put food on his table. the community did so much for him to get him unbanned and he still cares about money just like he did while throwing that match. How could he be so selfish
2017-11-02 11:18
obligating a player to keep playing, even when he doesnt want to. that is selfish. lol
2017-11-02 11:29
he was unbanned be cause he made the community to make him unban. he made so many signs that he will do anything to get back to playing pro. Now that he found out its harder and might not make good money he stops playing in pro team. Are you srsly supporting him? Also pls look up what selfish means.
2017-11-06 04:49
You should look up what selfish means yourself, youre clearly a deluded selfish basterd that thinks the world revolves around him lol
2017-11-07 02:00
The community made him unban so that he can start playing pro again and he ditches the community and the community cant expect anything from him and you are saying he is not selfish but the community is selfish. Is your brain even working properly?
2017-11-07 06:24
you are idiotic
2017-11-07 13:03
you should stop smoking weed man
2017-11-07 13:22
It's easy to sit in a position and dictate what someone should do with their life when it doesn't effect you in any way, DaZeD decided to go for the safer option of streaming/youtube, he's 28 and he has his own place, bills need to be paid, he's gotta be financially secure at this point in his life, he took a shot a being a pro again and isn't feeling it, he's not going to waste his time on something that he doesn't enjoy and something that is making him miserable.
2017-11-02 14:35
He just realised he cant earn money as every other person out there and he is probably too lazy to work so he rather does his giveaways and shit to keep himself relevant, sick. Also he is not a proffesional by any means, the team is literally tier 5NA even with brax and I highly doubt he wouldnt be able to have a stream schedule while playing the "pro esea mdl" And his yt is irrelrvant too, since he hasnt got that much subs there and his videos dont have that high views Also the fact he is 28 doesnt change shit, stop saying it in a way as if he was 75
2017-11-02 18:06
"He just realised he cant earn money as every other person out there and he is probably too lazy to work so he rather does his giveaways and shit to keep himself relevant, sick." He just realised he cant earn money as every other person out there - Yes, and the man want's to make money so he can live, it's not like streaming or youtube is an immoral job. he is probably too lazy to work - Well you said probably so you don't even know so you're guessing. he rather does his giveaways and shit - Nothing wrong with giveaways, he's literally giving things to other people for free, wow such a bad guy am i right. to keep himself relevant. - Well you're talking about him so you're a contributing factor to his relevance "Also he is not a proffesional by any means, the team is literally tier 5NA even with brax and I highly doubt he wouldnt be able to have a stream schedule while playing the "pro esea mdl" Also he is not a proffesional by any means - If you're referring to his anger and rage outbursts, I agree that is pretty unprofessional. I highly doubt he wouldnt be able to have a stream schedule while playing the "pro esea mdl" - Well once again you don't know that, this is just a guess and it hold no weight. "And his yt is irrelrvant too, since he hasnt got that much subs there and his videos dont have that high views" - So? There is not point here and you have the logic and mindset of a Ricegum fan. Also the fact he is 28 doesnt change shit, stop saying it in a way as if he was 75 - All I said is that he's 28 and has his own place, because there's a stark difference to being 28 and say 16 where at 16 you don't really have any responsibilities so you have time to think about what you wan't to do, while at the age of 28, especially if you have you're own place, you have a lot of responsibilities and it isn't as easy for you to take risks career wise.
2017-11-02 20:08
so why in the first place he said all those things that he wishes to play as pro. he made community believe that he will go pro if he is unbanned. Once he got unbanned from some events he even tried with that team and since he realized he cant go big and make money hes going for streaming or something where its safer. So the community made all this for him and he just doesnt care and only cares about his money. how selfish is that. why didnt he stop the community then
2017-11-07 13:20
He said those things because he believed those things, everyone knows it's easier to say you're going to do something that actually doing it, he genuinely believed he could go pro again, people's minds change its natural. Okay first off yes streaming is safer but that's not the reason why he stopped, he clearly stated that he doesn't have the motivation to play, he even said this before he played ANY matches in one of his update videos, if it was all about the monry it would've actually been in his best interest to STAY on the team because of the amount of people who came to his stream for the match, he could've milked this shit dry but he chose to respect the community and his team and steped down. See it's funny how people call him out for money grabbing or whatever even though he turned down investors and didn't even take pro league spots because he thought other players deserved it, and what do you mean by stop the community, when he realised he didn't want to play he just stepped down what more is he supposed to do. Look he wanted to play professionally again, he thought him and his team would be top in na, but when someone like dazed sees himself playing so badly it really demotivates him, example, throughout their entire first mstch against muffin lightning all he did was call himself shit, at one point he even said he was disappointed in himself, it's not easy to motivate yourself when you go from top in na to low tier premier player and doing badly even there. Witmer is on the team, DaZeD has stepped down, witmer is more didicated to the game and at this moment is more skilled, there's almost no downside to this.
2017-11-07 13:41
ok bro you keep supporting these guys who throw games for money. when the community made him unban, he shit on them again to get more money and you guys again support him. good job
2017-11-08 04:47
Okay clearly I'm trying to debate with a child, no need for further contribution on my part.
2017-11-08 04:50
when theres nothing to say just call the other guy a child so you can think you are correct
2017-11-08 05:03
No because there's no point in debating with someone like you but okay: "ok bro you keep supporting these guys who throw games for money. " - Yes I will continue to like DaZeD because aparenty forgiving people doesn't exist in your world. "when the community made him unban, he shit on them " - How did he shit on them? He's making a choice that effects HIS life, i'm sure he's grateful but if he's not feeling it why continue. And remember DaZeD wasn't the only one unbanned, it wasn't just for him. " to get more money and you guys again support him." - Once again he basically did the opposite of money grabbing, and yes I support him because unlike you I actually understand the situation at hand. I don't like to respond to people like you because I know won't get an intelligent response.
2017-11-08 05:15
#79
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World ZMDR 
moron motivation doesnt come with choice, you either have it or you dont
2017-11-02 10:08
That's disappointing but I don't really blame him. After being banned for 3 years, without ever knowing you'll be unbanned, and just playing PUGs the whole time, and still not allowed at majors, and now being 28 years old and not nearly as skilled as before, it's not surprising he doesn't feel like it anymore
2017-11-02 09:47
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER VP GUYS ARE DOING FINE FOR THEIR AGE HE JUST KNOWS PROMOTING GAMBLING SITES IS THE EASY WAY
2017-11-02 09:48
VP also makes tons of money monthly as salary with lots of fans supporting them.
2017-11-02 09:49
#42
Korea yuh 
what are you saying
2017-11-02 09:50
Making tons of money as salary and having lots of support from fans makes it quite easy to have motivation; polar opposite from Dazed's situation.
2017-11-02 09:51
#71
Korea yuh 
ok
2017-11-02 10:02
#234
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
LuL they are getting analed by flash right now
2017-11-02 13:54
Sk still top1 #CRYISFREE #RUNSKG
2017-11-02 09:47
#36
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United States ndg316 
this is so upsetting. i wish DaZeD waited for at least one god damn season before deciding to quit.
2017-11-02 09:48
NA mentality Sad
2017-11-02 10:00
#38
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Denmark fm100 
Hahahaha
2017-11-02 09:48
better to steps down before get caught throwing xD gg NA fallen wannabe
2017-11-02 09:48
#41
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Russia v1p3rrr 
+steel
2017-11-02 09:50
Better get money giving skins to kids on youtube, and wanking for the rest of the day hum Sam?
2017-11-02 09:50
+1
2017-11-02 11:04
#44
arch | 
Ukraine sm1l3wow 
dazed, wtf are you talking about? you're a good player. i saw your recent matches and your performance was good. why?...
2017-11-02 09:50
#85
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Poland CraNiaX 
What are u talkin about? He was the lowest rated player in GX. I think he had a rating of 0.53, which was the lowest. Good for him he stepped down, sucked anyways.
2017-11-02 10:12
gyazo.com/d8b1bd9053f84f2885fb64f9af1d4d.. It was a single game, as the article had stated.
2017-11-02 12:27
#342
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Poland CraNiaX 
So he gets 3 consecutive bad ratings and he decides to step down? Seriously? All he cares about is money, its clear af.
2017-11-04 17:43
He'd earn more money playing csgo competitively so idk man.
2017-11-08 06:27
#45
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Japan Colonel_Japan 
I'm staying in Japan for 2 months until New years and was wondering if I can play csgo anywhere here. Looked up some lan centers in Japan but they only have cs online. I just really wanted to play csgo during my trip in Tokyo.
2017-11-02 09:50
Im sure some LAN cafes have cs
2017-11-02 10:12
#235
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
dont really have a pcbang/ lan cafe culture like korea or china, most people play from home, best bet is to play on a laptop or something.
2017-11-02 14:03
Neion do you live in Japan? Hmu if u know any cool things to do here The only problem I have is that I can't charge my laptop because the plugs in Japan are 2 holes instead of the 3 hole plugs that I need.
2017-11-04 01:42
#341
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
Last time i was there was like 3 years ago to see family. Adaptors for your laptop charger shouldnt be too hard to find at an electronics store. I probably cant suggest much thats not already in your typical "top 10 places to visit in japan" list anyway when im in japan im mainly in shizouka which i cant say has much to do, when i go to tokyo or anyother major city im also basically a tourist or on the way to the airport.. I do enjoy just walking around harajuku and shinjuku though for all the weird fastion and cosplay.
2017-11-04 03:49
#46
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
nice
2017-11-02 09:51
#47
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
I REALLY hope they succeed without DaZeD, for the sake of the other players in this squad. DaZeD is a fucking pussy.
2017-11-02 09:51
Yes he's a pussy for not wanting to waste his time persuing a carrer in something he's lost interest in sure. Its not like he just left, he told his crew and made it public on twitter, in fact this is he opposite of being a pussy. A pussy move would be to lie to yourself and your team AND your fans and pretend you still have motivation when you don't anymore.
2017-11-02 10:03
#119
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United States _SaltY 
+1
2017-11-02 10:53
#51
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
HJahahahahaha
2017-11-02 09:52
Get steel in
2017-11-02 09:52
#54
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Netherlands FreeKurdistan 
Crying about getting unbanned. Finally gets unbanned "lack of motivation" what a joke.
2017-11-02 09:54
Actually he hasn't cried about it, it's the community who kept bringing it up, in fact he just wanted to let the situation go and keep on streaming
2017-11-02 10:04
#55
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Poland icelake 
envyshit on LAN
2017-11-02 09:54
LOOSER.
2017-11-02 09:55
#218
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Sri Lanka King Ye 
you can't even spell "loser", you fucking loser
2017-11-02 13:00
nope I spell it LOOOOOOSER
2017-11-02 13:07
#57
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New Zealand JK_77 
expected
2017-11-02 09:55
He'll be back.
2017-11-02 09:55
noob
2017-11-02 09:56
#60
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
Rip tier 4 na
2017-11-02 09:56
LOOSER.
2017-11-02 09:56
Hes pretty fucking shit to be fair, obviously you wont just be insane vs half decent teams with young aimers and consistent practice. Dazed is a fucking retard for thinking MDL would be a walk in the park...
2017-11-02 09:57
Welp He's pretty bad tbh
2017-11-02 09:59
#65
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Portugal RKO23 
geezus... these people cant understand dazed , stop being ignorants and delusional guys -.-
2017-11-02 09:59
#68
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
dazed realized he can just stay at home, and play on stream for fun which probably would earn him way more than playing competitively, lol
2017-11-02 10:01
#69
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
Rip dad :(
2017-11-02 10:01
#70
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Brax deserves cloud9 instead of tarik
2017-11-02 10:02
Cloud9 want majors.
2017-11-02 10:12
Doesnt change the fact
2017-11-02 18:13
Feelsbadman
2017-11-02 10:06
#81
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
sad
2017-11-02 10:09
#86
Estonia rYm 
ahahaa noob :D
2017-11-02 10:12
time to become a pubg streamer and join shroud and dr disrespect in quads.
2017-11-02 10:13
#88
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World Zlq2k 
Meh..
2017-11-02 10:13
#90
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India nicebaitm8 
GG. Steel has a way worse squad and he is still trying.
2017-11-02 10:15
expected!
2017-11-02 10:16
Well no reason to follow whatever GX is doing anymore.
2017-11-02 10:19
Weak
2017-11-02 10:20
#97
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United Kingdom drackula 
release a vlog to get views on your youtube channel piss off nobody cares, u aint been relevant since 1999
2017-11-02 10:24
+1
2017-11-02 10:33
I care
2017-11-02 11:32
#100
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN 
expected
2017-11-02 10:25
#101
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
ROFLLL
2017-11-02 10:25
expected
2017-11-02 10:37
NA Willpower LUL
2017-11-02 10:38
#106
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Armenia Imissexoptic 
now this lineup looks pretty sick
2017-11-02 10:40
Expected
2017-11-02 10:40
#110
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United States Benjii92 
what a fucking loser
2017-11-02 10:45
#112
shrek | 
Sweden Unluko 
fuck valve
2017-11-02 10:47
#114
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Brazil fuNNa 
Tier 5 player NA last hope they said LOL
2017-11-02 10:48
he cried a lot to be unbanned XDD
2017-11-02 10:52
expected
2017-11-02 10:56
#123
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Luxembourg alex24 
cries 2 years to be unbanned gets unbanned plays 2 matches sees that this game is hard now and really competitive stops playing, cries more
2017-11-02 10:57
more like a lazy jew that never experienced " hard work "
2017-11-02 19:11
#124
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
i would do the same if i had to play with dapr
2017-11-02 10:58
#125
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Canada josef733 
Wow what a loser. You did all this work and begged to be unbanned just to quit a couple months later? Fucking joker, leave forever.
2017-11-02 10:59
clown
2017-11-02 11:00
cry is free na noob
2017-11-02 11:01
I was waiting for this
2017-11-02 11:04
Not surprising. It was only a matter of time.
2017-11-02 11:07
#131
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Australia Excelerate 
disappointing to hear
2017-11-02 11:11
what a looser...
2017-11-02 11:13
DaZeD with the classic shroud meme
2017-11-02 11:16
#138
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Russia AyvaN 
toxity over him :( sad story about "How money ruin his career" gl DaZy :(
2017-11-02 11:19
NICEEEEEEEE Dazed and Steel are losers
2017-11-02 11:20
Crying so much about unban and then steps down after a few bad matches. LOL
2017-11-02 11:22
> crying for years about unban > "BEST IGL NA, LAST HOPE FOR AMERICA" they say > getting manic depressive because cant play competetively > unbanned > loses against t4 teams > steps down after a month of playing i know a top tier meme if i see one
2017-11-02 11:32
#146
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Singapore Nephalith 
I'm disappointed. The only NA IGL I have any respect for is a quitter. Best of luck anyway.
2017-11-02 11:33
lol dazed was the only NA igl u had respect for? Holy shit ur dumb
2017-11-02 12:13
#216
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India Gandhii4 
+1.. i cant understand how ppl "respect" ex iBP players like they were CS gods. They were "pretty good pro CS players". Nothing more!
2017-11-02 12:59
#272
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China Yao_Ming 
Steel better igl and person
2017-11-02 16:27
#306
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Singapore Nephalith 
I'm dumb for having an opinion? Typical NA mentality.
2017-11-02 20:14
too bad dazed. gl in the future. its hard to get back into a game after three years. many of the people here are ignorant so just ignore them.
2017-11-02 11:34
#148
NiKo | 
Argentina Focusinb 
gale force destroying mythic
2017-11-02 11:34
dazed weak thin skinned personality. If u watch his streams he gets frustrated all the time, ALL THE TIME. He gets frustrated even playing pugs, no Professional Player should care about.
2017-11-02 11:36
Feelsbadman
2017-11-02 11:45
overrated
2017-11-02 11:49
#161
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
expected
2017-11-02 11:51
Thanks GX fangay , ez bet Gale
2017-11-02 11:55
ehh :c
2017-11-02 11:59
#175
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Sweden 133665 
Dazed should be ashamed. Now he’s going to back to being just another shill for shitty gambling sites. Glad at least everyone realizes now that he isn’t NA’s hope.
2017-11-02 12:02
#180
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
I dont know by first why he was awping, and then how fast he lost motivation even though his team was hitting the playoff stage. How impatient can someone be :(
2017-11-02 12:08
hes now just youtuber
2017-11-02 12:09
ex-ibp tier5((((
2017-11-02 12:12
Just like that he THROWS his career away
2017-11-02 12:13
Disappointing, everyone has a few crappy games....he had so much potential.
2017-11-02 12:14
He was never the NA savior, he was never the best igl in NA. He was carried by the ibp lineup and now that he talked so much shit about how good he is, he cant handle the truth.....Hes still the same piece of shit he always was, competitively and morally.
2017-11-02 12:17
steel azk swag pollr tck eZ4torqued
2017-11-02 12:21
Become a coach for FaZe.
2017-11-02 12:22
#201
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Germany Tunio 
He waits 3 years to get unbanned now this lul
2017-11-02 12:33
He just wasn't ready for a big comeback after 3 years of burnt out pugs Hopefully this team does better without him. I have high hopes that swag and dapr get picked up by better teams
2017-11-02 12:38
The Shroud Effect.
2017-11-02 12:42
#304
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United States Uberpanda 
Shrouds making millions after leaving. Dazed will not be making millions after leaving.
2017-11-02 19:59
You kids dont understand how any of this works. Shroud IS NOT making millions off streaming. NO CS PLAYER is making millions.
2017-11-03 00:18
is he not? he has over 30k subs, thats 90k a month if he only gets 60% of the proceeds, thats $1,080,000 a year, without sponsors. check urself before u rekt urself
2017-11-03 02:53
#210
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Germany sleezy 
Weak mind
2017-11-02 12:50
Sooo weak He got back to playing for this?He just wasted everybody's time.Glad someone like him won't play again(hopefully)
2017-11-02 13:00
igl of the most over rated Team in cs history steps down?no surprise...he wants easy money,doesnt want to work for it. Probably the reason why he threw for skins in the first place.
2017-11-02 13:01
Wow he gave up easy. He was so confident about becoming top 3 in NA when GX formed, now this. I guess gambling sponsorships are more tempting lul There goes my respect for him
2017-11-02 13:22
#228
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
finally na kids can stfu #freeibp and dreamteam
2017-11-02 13:27
dazed > oskah we got baited for 2 years my friends
2017-11-02 13:53
#244
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Switzerland c12345 
sad :/
2017-11-02 14:37
#245
crank | 
Poland WITAM 
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA #freeibp
2017-11-02 14:40
#250
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Romania Tise 
What a fucking pussy that guy turned out to be.
2017-11-02 14:54
#257
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Brazil hugoooo 
"(...)but i just don't enjoy it do to being bad" If the whole NA had this kind of mind, we would only have two teams on the entire country (Liquid and c9) plus the Brazilians (SK + ex Immortals).
2017-11-02 15:11
dazed will never be as good as he was back in his prime and he knows it. Everyone gets old and we all need to move on at some point. gl dazed.
2017-11-02 15:22
#289
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Canada PwnNewb 
he isn't done
2017-11-02 18:02
#265
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Sad :(
2017-11-02 15:55
dazed was also a n00b and a quitter in source. karma
2017-11-02 15:55
Seems like he choice to get easy money from kids.Hope nobody watch this greedy dog
2017-11-02 16:01
kappa
2017-11-02 16:19
#275
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United States BLaCkKobRa 
He was crying for like 3 years to be able to play competitively after ibp ban, and after he gets a chance, he quits back so streaming after 3 losses, what a loser with no shame
2017-11-02 16:37
+1
2017-11-02 18:10
#278
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North America MootK 
Pressing f for B I G I R O N
2017-11-02 16:53
its ok daddy dazed i still love u. sad tho.
2017-11-02 17:26
#281
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
rekt
2017-11-02 17:38
Should have disbanded instead but continued playing tbh [*]
2017-11-02 17:40
Witmer>>>dazed He is a decent player, hope he stays in team
2017-11-02 17:42
#288
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Canada PwnNewb 
+1. Now if DaZeD were to replace azk they might actually be good. IDK why he would quit without even rifling at all. Of course he sucks as a teams primary awp
2017-11-02 18:01
I mean, just give azk time He is improving constantly and i feel like,even tho he wasnt playing for so long, he can get back to what he used to be,unlike dazed
2017-11-02 18:20
#290
jks | 
United States SpazzyyCS 
you will be missed big iron...
2017-11-02 18:02
#294
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Sweden godname 
HAHAHA TOXIC DZD
2017-11-02 18:15
#297
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Brazil davidzor 
Bit of shame, I remember one vlog that he said they would be a top 10 team in one year.
2017-11-02 18:45
#298
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Portugal Stifmyster 
Everyday he thinks "why did i throw??"
2017-11-02 19:09
hes old and lazy, not a good combination...
2017-11-02 19:11
#301
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Lazy, no strats, whatchu expect dazerino
2017-11-02 19:17
#303
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Denmark CosmosOGG 
Best IGL to have ever played CS. What a master mind he was before the ban. Gl Sam!
2017-11-02 19:41
hah!
2017-11-04 17:50
Bring steel then. The brazilian one, from Immortals.
2017-11-02 20:41
speaking of throws AZK throw his OW career for this
2017-11-02 21:27
Throwing the towel again? At least now NA CS fans can claim that they would have become GOAT and they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for Volvo and those meddling kids.
2017-11-02 22:49
#323
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Netherlands EJVN 
I don't understand the hype that was created regarding this. From the moment they were banned, I knew how this was going to end. I do believe swag and AZK will continue with playing and will eventually play a couple of LANs and get to the professional level again, but I just had the feeling DaZed would step down from all of this.
2017-11-02 22:58
Trash anyways. #RUNTORQUED #RUNsteel #TORQUEDRANK1
2017-11-03 00:03
Said he was trash when he came back. Said he was toxic throughout his career. Said no one important in the community, wants to play with him. All accurate.
2017-11-03 00:15
remember when he said they could easily get top10 team? hahaha guy thought he was the best IGL to ever touch the game and yet only called for his teams half of the time.
2017-11-03 02:47
dazed was actually dope back when they got banned dude, dont be mad... But after 2years of not competing its quite hard to have motivation to play. I understand dazed, its not the same. He didnt even knew he would get unbaned, he lost for sure believe in that miracle after 2years.
2017-11-03 13:53
hahahahaha and he wanted to be unbanned shouldve stayed banned, wouldnt have made any difference
2017-11-03 06:50
to sad, i wanted to see dazed again. :/ quite sad, gl dude... dont give up!
2017-11-03 13:52
he was doing more harm than good to this team, just toxic and terrible attitude. i watched him stream a few of these matches, he's just a rager. plus he can't frag in a competitive setting anymore. hopefully though he just fully retires so I don't have to see him casting anymore either. also swag belongs with better players
2017-11-04 17:48
true, their comms and attitude was GOD AWFUL. Also his individual level isnt't what it used to be. Let swag play with decent tier 2 na people who will listen to him
2017-11-06 15:43
who really cares lets be honest.
2017-11-07 02:12
Nobody steps down. They get the boot!
2017-11-07 13:26
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