smooya announces break

Epsilon member Owen "smooya" Butterfield has revealed on Twitter that he will take a break "until December 2018" after failing to find a team willing to buy him out of his contract.

Owen "smooya" Butterfield found himself relegated to the Epsilon bench in September as the Belgium-based organisation opted to build an all-Swedish roster for the second season of the Gfinity Elite Series - leaving the British player and Cosmin-Mihai "cosmeeeN" Butuc out in the cold.

The former Endpoint member, who was signed by Epsilon in June, played an instrumental role in the team's title victory in the opening Gfinity Elite Series, averaging a 1.24 Rating.

smooya speaks out about his situation

But with a buyout clause set at $100,000, smooya has found himself frozen out of action, forcing the player to change his priorities and look at options outside of esports.

"I will still be playing in ESEA Main with good friends since they need my help, but I am done wasting my time," smooya told HLTV.org.

"I spent three years getting to the point where I am now, and now that I have reached this level, what do I get for it?

"I think in January I am going to enrol back and finish my college year.

"I am done trying to progress my ability."

smooya, who recently helped an Endpoint mix to finish in second place at the ESL Clash of Nations, added that he has no interest in playing for a UK team again as he expects bigger things for himself.

"What is the point in playing for a UK team? I have won everything there," he noted.

"I do not think Epsilon expect anyone to match my buyout clause, I think they are just looking for a little profit.   

"I believe I have the talent to be in a top 20-25 team and, in a year, maybe in a top 10-15 team.

"But that is all gone since I am on the bench."

United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
494
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Romania Cosmin-Mihai 'cosmeeeN' Butuc
Cosmin-Mihai 'cosmeeeN' Butuc
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Fucking contracts man
2017-11-07 16:05
Fuck epsilon #FreeSmooya
2017-11-07 16:18
Fucking UK cs
2017-11-07 16:19
#111
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United Kingdom Peath 
Epsilon is Belgian tho?
2017-11-07 16:46
Uk scene is dead anyways
2017-11-07 16:57
dead? NEVER ALIVE sick
2017-11-07 17:15
LuL
2017-11-07 17:32
whereas your scene is carried by two na players.
2017-11-07 17:37
HAHAHAHAH
2017-11-07 17:56
hahahaha true
2017-11-07 20:53
They have a scene?
2017-11-07 18:15
At least AU/NZ can afford its own league.
2017-11-08 01:21
#310
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United Kingdom Sturdee 
It’s a fucking league for your continent ? If That guys countey was the same size they would too
2017-11-08 08:32
It’s not about the size you idiot. Does Greenland have its own league. Or does Russia have 5 league for its size. It’s about the population
2017-11-08 08:50
#330
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United Kingdom Sturdee 
Size usually relates to population my friend
2017-11-08 14:23
#350
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
i mean .. that just isn't true. population of russia - 144 million with a landmass of 17 million km² vs. population of china - 1.3 billion with a landmass of 9.6 million km² the size = population thing you could only really say about a continent like NA since their population of around 580 million is on a landmass of 25 million km² .. but most countries have a lot of empty space. take greenland for example. that place has an official population density of 0.0 people per square km. just 56,000 people inhabit a 2.1 million km² island. that's your geography lesson for the day.
2017-11-09 05:55
#353
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United Kingdom Sturdee 
Bigger space = more room for people if inhabitable
2017-11-09 12:31
Never alive? newfag
2017-11-07 17:39
+1
2017-11-07 17:57
#239
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Hong Kong TROIIDA 
css doesn't count
2017-11-07 23:11
4kings in 1.6 was the best the UK ever had in any version of CS, and that was back in 2005 LOL newfag
2017-11-11 02:01
#285
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Ukraine rthr|arturka 
+1
2017-11-08 02:19
#356
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United Kingdom RannarrCSGO 
Fuck man I want smooya back, he inspired me to start basically playing csgo
2017-11-09 20:26
#FreeSmooya
2017-11-07 17:05
#268
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
+1
2017-11-07 23:58
FeelsBadMan
2017-11-07 16:47
LOL uk cs... "I believe I have the talent to be in a top 20-25 team" TOP 20-25 Basically faceit league team
2017-11-08 21:15
Ok dude you caught me with your crying I'll buy you out for that 100k EZ.
2017-11-07 17:10
Maybe read ur contract before signing.he got caught up in the hype of pro cs without thinking. He could of asked for negotiated a different buyout clause but he didnt. Let this be a lesson to everyone. Read shit before u sign it. It sucks but im 99.9% sure its his fault.
2017-11-07 17:39
Yup just proves my point. U gotta think before signing.
2017-11-07 18:48
#238
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
Imagine you have grinded your ass off for two years at a game, poured hours and hours of your time into it despite being laughed at by other countrys, told by older people in the scene you look up to that you're "just a cheating cunt, go back to school". Imagine you have put so much work in your mum has health issues and can't work you finally get a contract. They are putting together a new roster and they want you to be a part of it. You sign, are the best performing player on the team and then get benched for no reason. It's not his fault, have some epathy.
2017-11-07 23:09
I have empathy but the fact remains he should of did his part and read his contract and negotiated better terms. I have had this happen to me not with csgo but in paintball. What im saying here is everyone learn from this. Dont just cry for him. Learn
2017-11-07 23:15
He's 17 and in that situation he's in when you offered something good you dont tend to think of the consequences
2017-11-08 21:18
For sure he was being payed as a contracter. As a British citizen with your brilliant tax laws he would easily open an offshore in carabeen getting payed in full and avoid tax controls without losing his mother's benefits. Shame on him.
2017-11-07 23:22
#274
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
you're dumb as fuck, you live in poverty and fox is a terrible csgo player.
2017-11-08 00:33
You so mean :(
2017-11-08 00:53
fken savage lmao
2017-11-08 18:15
is that meant to laugh? I've been paying that guy benefits and probably your mother's longer enough. Couldn't care less about fox but I've never seen him whining about any contract.
2017-11-09 00:49
In the court system they say ignorance is not an excuse. Ridiculous contract buyouts has been a topic for a long long time now and yet you still get these kids signing them. Come on.. Have some common sense boys. If there are terms in your contract you aren't happy with, ask them to be altered before signing. Epsilon just made a shit load of money from NiP doing the same thing with REZ.
2017-11-08 00:34
Yup
2017-11-08 23:46
#222
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Romania Cuntstantin 
You do realize Epsilon is a pretty well known org in the scene, if you are in a tier 9999 team and they offer you a contract you take it, you would also do that, anyone would. 2k a month is also pretty fukin good. The fact that they got benched in no time is the worst part, the people behind epsilon are scums, they should not belong in the cs scene. They're like that kid who has cs in his steam acc just to trade skins for profit, but never plays it
2017-11-07 19:14
And again this is what eplson do. He should of made sure to negotiate better terms or atleast read what he was getting himself into. U cant just look at the short side of things like he did. Yea he wanted to become pro which i totally get. I had a similar situation when i went pro in paintball. I was so eager to play pro i didnt think of anything else. It cost me big time when the team who signed me benched me just so i couldnt compete against them. I was easily a top 25 player in the usa and multipule teams tried to get me but they did basically the same thing here. Tho my buyout wasnt as much and my pay was more but i learned the hard way just like this kid is. It sucks but again its his own fault. He was a kid who made a stupid decision without thinking. It happens to most of us. Hopefully he can bounce back
2017-11-07 23:13
#309
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Romania Cuntstantin 
The fact that orgs take advantage of these situations is even worse
2017-11-08 08:17
It literally only damages CSGO :( Someone needs to take them to court for their contract at some point, perhaps if they've been benched they'd have a chance at release.
2017-11-08 18:17
Well it goes both ways. He saw it as an opertinitunity to spring board his career. They both used eachother. The org is just better at paper work and negotiation. Just remeber to read everything. Or atleast higher a lawyer, hell even a probate lawyer to review it before signing it.
2017-11-08 23:45
Absolutely man, can't trust anyone with contracts.
2017-11-09 04:25
#172
Valak | 
United Kingdom hAzZzZ 
#FreeSmooya
2017-11-07 17:48
#2
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Pakistan ErrantAc3 
Gg
2017-11-07 16:05
Smoo...WHO?
2017-11-07 18:51
Better awp with his tongue than sixer
2017-11-07 19:38
#265
Edward | 
Ethiopia aro420 
+1
2017-11-07 23:56
Expected
2017-11-07 16:05
#4
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Rip UK
2017-11-07 16:05
#12
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
We know
2017-11-07 16:06
RIP
2017-11-07 16:06
#15
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Russia AyvaN 
GODsmooya
2017-11-07 16:06
#114
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China wordEXE 
free smoo
2017-11-07 16:48
#116
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Russia AyvaN 
yeah, this guy is a hero of UK region
2017-11-07 16:49
Sad to see
2017-11-07 16:06
#351
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Denmark Twick_ 
Indeed
2017-11-09 07:59
#23
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United Kingdom Jabzilla 
Epsilon shit org
2017-11-07 16:07
#24
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Sweden TopEraX 
Fuck man R.I.P smooya You will be missed.
2017-11-07 16:07
$100,000 for a player that hasn't really proven himself on the world scale? He's a pretty solid dude, but that's a bit unfair
2017-11-07 16:07
True
2017-11-07 16:10
#107
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United Kingdom kenconut 
Well, looking at the circumstances he's been placed in, how is he supposed to prove himself? Epsilon going "we want Swedes" for the sake of doing it has basically rendered him and another decent player useless to any team because they aren't going to exactly be able to train competitively properly when they're stuck on the bench.
2017-11-07 16:44
Has literally nothing to do with anything but thanks britbong
2017-11-07 17:22
#169
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United Kingdom kenconut 
The point I was making was that he's never going to be ABLE to properly prove himself because he had a single tournament (which he played well in), before he got instantly benched & had his career get fucked.
2017-11-07 17:44
#121
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Brazil Raphzzz 
agreed. HOBBIT was sold for $100k
2017-11-07 16:56
#138
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Hobbit after winning major was sold for $100K*
2017-11-07 17:01
#140
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Brazil Raphzzz 
yeah. i mean, smooya's clause should be less than $15k, a FAR less
2017-11-07 17:02
#143
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Sweden Madrigals1 
I remember interview with Davey and he said that contract of Machinegun costed Splyce only 1K, while for Acilion they had to pay about 10K, even tho they expected no more than 2.5K. Even in comparison to Acilion, smooya is kinda nonamer.
2017-11-07 17:06
Sad, but Acilion is a bit more knowned +1
2017-11-07 19:05
costed and knowned holy shit
2017-11-08 00:21
#290
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu 
was CRUC1AL not Acilion. Acilion's SK contract had ended
2017-11-08 02:53
It's crap that he has been left like this. Regardless of what you think about UK cs he is a great player. Without a doubt T3/2 at the moment.
2017-11-07 16:07
now UK CS is dead indeed
2017-11-07 16:08
100k LUL
2017-11-07 16:09
#34
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Turkey tastemycobra 
good luck
2017-11-07 16:09
Poor guy
2017-11-07 16:10
#36
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Wish you the best of luck, Owen... I too think you're an incredible talent and definitely one of the top UK players now. Your best bet is the North American scene with the likes of Dephh and such. I remember playing a game with you back in 2014 at Global Elite and you nailed a 30-bomb, I had about 22 kills-ish I think. Good times, when I first spotted you and the skill you had. Try not to think too hard about it... the climb is always the hardest part of becoming a top-tier professional, but it's those times you look back on once you've achieved such success, try not to take it for granted. Be respectable to your peers and best of luck in finding a new team. :)
2017-11-07 16:10
#99
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United Kingdom twmStauM 
good job on 22-bomb bro!
2017-11-07 16:39
#194
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Haha, thanks... xD
2017-11-07 18:25
#129
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Other Malda4 
22 kills Jonty, much wow
2017-11-07 16:57
#191
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Well I played alright in general, I only had single-digit deaths at the time if I can recall the game correctly. I agree, terrible game all-in-all.
2017-11-07 18:24
#237
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Lmao.
2017-11-07 22:55
This jonty dude try to low key brag about 22 kills lmao Then people question him and he acts like it was a bad game after all
2017-11-07 23:34
#322
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
It isn't a lot of kills at all and it was generally an off-game from me. I played many games with Smooya back in 2013/2014 and the one I remember was when Smmoya dominated with 30+ kills, me only having 22 or something similar. I think the end result was 16-9 or 16-10 - it was a long time ago to state accurately I'm afraid.
2017-11-08 11:40
This new autistic troll persona you have is worse than the previous one go back to spamming about cheating being impossible
2017-11-07 17:11
#192
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
The fact you assume I am trolling at all is your downfall alone. I'll respect your opinion, the pseudo-intellectual bait is obviously something I cannot respect, but given the user such a response is expected. Have a good day.
2017-11-07 18:24
#213
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Other Malda4 
I actually prefer this one Jonty, keep it up
2017-11-07 18:54
#220
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Enough baiting please. I am not a troll and I do not lie either... I do not have "personas" or "images", I am simply Jonty04l32 and always act exactly the same - normality and formality expressed in a polite way. I cannot change your opinion, but I will respect it and hope you believe me one day. Have a good day.
2017-11-07 19:09
Well said bro :)
2017-11-07 19:21
#233
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United Kingdom Cosharek 
Troll
2017-11-07 21:54
#314
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Obviously not. It would appear even back when you had an extra word in your username with the "Reunion" flag, you didn't learn to read as you do not now. Have a good day, friend.
2017-11-08 09:18
#318
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United Kingdom Cosharek 
Ez troll, typical jonty Have a good life.
2017-11-08 11:12
#321
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Re-read post #314 instead of ignoring it due to personal issues, delusions and arrogance. I respect your opinion, it'll remain as such. Have a good day.
2017-11-08 11:39
Are you a white dude?
2017-11-07 23:12
#305
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Yes, although the question is entirely irrelevant.
2017-11-08 07:19
I like eating white guys ass. Wassup baby gurl
2017-11-08 07:29
#313
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Well I wish you a pleasant morning, friend. Have a good day.
2017-11-08 09:17
stop lying, you had 5:22 and you were crying whole game
2017-11-08 00:22
#304
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I do not lie. I respect your opinion, however. I've played with Smooya a few times back in the day and while his attitude and temper is a little hard to swallow, his in-game skills are incredible and to be respected.
2017-11-08 07:19
#338
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
smooyas twitch says his first fps was cs which he started playing 2015, wasn't 2014 Kappa
2017-11-08 18:12
#38
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Greece Gianopoulos 
RIP UK CS
2017-11-07 16:10
This situation doesn't help anyone
2017-11-07 16:11
GL, smooya.
2017-11-07 16:11
no one forced this dumbass to sign a TWO YEAR contract
2017-11-07 16:12
but someone forced him and his teammates to be benched three months into it for no reason other than an organisation randomly picking up a far weaker roster.
2017-11-07 16:14
They should've known how epsilon makes their money tho. They sign up and coming talents and give them a chance to shine. After that they just sell them off for a quick buck. They're not interested in creating a superteam or anything close to that.
2017-11-07 16:18
To sell them off for a quick buck? His clause doesn't seem to be a quick one tbh.
2017-11-07 19:04
#61
Brunei dmf 
Sure but think about it from their perspective at that time, finally an org that would pay them salary and put them on the radar for bigger teams to see and pick up.. would you say "nah thanks, the contract is too long" ? They have to take every oportunity if they want to make it.
2017-11-07 16:16
Really depends. For Cosmeen (Romanian), it's a good deal because of the salary. For smooya though? Not really. I would've waited for a better offer if I was him.
2017-11-07 16:21
at the time he was just dominating the UK scene bouncing round the top teams as needed (exceL, endpoint etc) and he gets an offer for probably much more salary on a well known European team to play against the best, 99% of people wouldn’t turn that down
2017-11-07 16:30
#131
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Other Malda4 
What is the salary ?
2017-11-07 16:59
$800
2017-11-07 19:08
#226
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Other Malda4 
ty
2017-11-07 19:36
£700 a month according to this twitter.com/smooyacs/status/927933882984..
2017-11-07 20:01
#231
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Other Malda4 
ty m8
2017-11-07 20:21
That was the best offer he could get? He was unproven, so a mixed European team where he could prove himself was the best he could get at that time. And btw, you say Cosmeen was right to take the deal because of salary, but Smooya isn't exactly the most well off; he wrote in a recent post his family is on disability benefits ( twitter.com/smooyacs/status/927933882984.. if you're interested)
2017-11-07 19:59
Hey that's pretty well off compared to the rest of the world. The dude was living off of his mother's disability check. Shit, most of us in the real world have to work to pay our way. This kid is still living with his fuckin mother LUL.
2017-11-07 23:16
Yes, this 18 year old kid has "still" not bought his own house... -_- And yeah, the UK benefit system is nice to have; better than the majority of the world. However, there's a higher cost of living in the UK too, and his current income while benched is well below the UK living wage.
2017-11-08 13:46
You don't have to buy a house to live in it, are you dumb?
2017-11-08 15:26
exaggeration. is u dumb?
2017-11-08 15:27
#46
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Finland niklaSjj 
fuken dummies writing: "who?"
2017-11-07 16:13
"What is the point in playing for a UK team? I have won everything there," he noted.
2017-11-07 16:14
[*] smooya last hope of UK CS
2017-11-07 16:15
#53
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Poland neverbait 
haha gl csgod
2017-11-07 16:15
#54
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Thailand hahahoha 
lost all respect i had for Epsilon
2017-11-07 16:15
#55
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Luxembourg alex24 
"I will still be playing in ESEA Main with good friends since they need my help, but I am done wasting my time," cs:go in a nuttshell :)
2017-11-07 16:15
literally the life of all my stream friends :D haha
2017-11-07 16:30
#303
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Luxembourg alex24 
actually hes smart if you are not tier1 material like niko, coldzera etc... playing cs:go is just wasting your life my dad said it to me 15 years ago when CS 1.1 was everything i did all day he said: "if you are the best at this game i will support you, if not, get an education you`ll need it later in life" smart man
2017-11-08 07:15
FeelsBadMan he is only 18 years old and already locked into a contract... but now he has 1 year to improve and bounce back . gl
2017-11-07 16:16
I presume that taking into account the services rendered Epsilon could be more flexible with regard to the clause...
2017-11-07 16:16
I would thunk1so too but when businessmen sign on the dotted line they rarely derail from anything on said contract. Its sad but im sure he knew what the buyout cluse was and just thought it wouldnt affect him what so ever. Im sure even being benched he still gets paid unless he signed some crazy contract saying he doesnt get funds while on the bench. All depends on where the contracts were drawn from and by which country also signed in. Most countries won't let a contract hold a person from getting paid. There always has to be some guaranteed money. He should of really taken the time on his contract. Lessons and education are never free :(
2017-11-07 18:45
#221
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I would assume so, but historically Epsilon are very inflexible when it comes to their players... I remember Pronax when he was under Epsilon with flusha and JW and they did not get on well at all.
2017-11-07 19:13
#62
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United Kingdom Hammondo 
"I believe I have the talent to be in a top 20-25 team and, in a year, maybe in a top 10-15 team. Getting way ahead of himself.
2017-11-07 16:17
Is he though? The top 10-15 might be a stretch, but I can think of players and awpers in the top 25 that are not as good as him At the end of the day, the ones who succeed are the ones with confidence. You will never make it having the attitude of "I'm not that good so i'm just going to stick with where I am"
2017-11-07 16:39
#105
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United Kingdom Hammondo 
That is true, but you do not want to sound arrogant either. Hes not proven to be that good yet, and yes he should aim for it and have confidence he can do it.
2017-11-07 16:44
#127
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United Kingdom Hammondo 
Possibly, but they also didnt do anything.
2017-11-07 16:57
#123
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United Kingdom swellis 
Not really, considering epsilon could have been 25-30 before picking up the shitters and dropping him
2017-11-07 16:57
#FreeSmooya gl my guy
2017-11-07 16:18
ODEAG SUBS UNITE. KKona brotherman. ONE LOVE
2017-11-07 23:19
#66
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Brazil cadik 
100k UK CS PogChamp
2017-11-07 16:18
#68
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India nicebaitm8 
N1 Epsilon. Ty for pushing an aspiring player to depression. Karma will strike back at you.
2017-11-07 16:19
I think people are overrating him a little lol. But either way it still sucks, he's probably the best player in the entire United Kingdom and due to nothing more than circumstance he's robbed of his chance to compete professionally.
2017-11-07 16:19
#72
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Ireland BLAPBLAP 
the boi is arrogant af. Screw 'em.
2017-11-07 16:20
I don't like him, bit of a cunt, but his situation still sucks
2017-11-07 18:32
These contracts are a bitch. If you have been dropped to the bench I don't see why these contacts still stand. It's a bit ridiculous! I don't mean to be disrespectful, as he is crazily good but there are too many players of a similar standard who will be free agents. F@#K Epsilon.
2017-11-07 16:22
"If you have been dropped to the bench I don't see why these contacts still stand" you can guess why...it isnt THAT hard to understand such a simple thing. But this case is different a little bit i guess since his buy out is absurdly high for no reason and he is stucked now. I would like to know how much does epsilon pay to him now.
2017-11-07 16:57
Ouch.. That was grossly patronising lmao. It's more the fact that contract shouldn't be written in that way because the organisations have way to much power.
2017-11-07 17:01
it depends on how contract looks like.you have to look at it from both sides. you have to realize that org will not invest without any kind of guarantee,why should they? look at immortals case.imagine that contract would be canceled after the bench.would it be fair for the org? i dont think so
2017-11-07 17:03
That is a completely different scenario. Putting someone on the bench because they are threatening to kill someone or they're damaging your brand, is completely different to someone going on the bench because some members of the team are like fuck it, I want to play with some other Swedes. The contract should differentiate various scenarios of what can happen in a team. There shouldn't be one rule you apply to all 'benched' players. I'd dread to read the shit they sign I bet it's awfully put together.
2017-11-07 17:09
thats the point...it depends on how contract looks like and which clauses are in it. i reacted mainly because of this: "If you have been dropped to the bench I don't see why these contacts still stand" you just cant say that just because of this specific case.contracts should still stand for sure. and honestly,i have no freaking idea why did he sign contract with freaking 100k buy out clause lol.hope that his salary is atleast good since epsilon still have to pay it(again,if there isnt any clause about it...but that would be surely fault of smooya that he signed it)
2017-11-07 17:13
theyre paying his wages... why on earth would they want to allow that to be discontinued so that another org can have him to Epsilons disadvantage. Standard business common sense. He signed the thing. Hes the idiot. The end.
2017-11-07 17:50
Why on earth they want to pay wages for doing nothing? They could just release the contract with the agreement of both parties.
2017-11-08 13:52
Modern era CS sucks now, its all business now
2017-11-07 16:22
rip uk cs only hope now is dephh
2017-11-07 16:22
I wish I could agree with you there, but his coL performances are far from exciting atm.
2017-11-07 16:44
#126
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United Kingdom swellis 
+1
2017-11-07 16:57
ALEX is much better than dephh
2017-11-07 18:32
oh yeah, forgot about him
2017-11-07 18:33
yeah a lot of people do xD
2017-11-07 18:33
#78
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Latvia Faaakk 
#FreeSmooya
2017-11-07 16:23
wow arrogant :D next time dont underline a contract with a buyout clause, simply never do it!
2017-11-07 16:24
#80
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United States gtmaniacmda 
I think he overestimates himself BUT it is good to have self-confidence and I hope he is successful in the future.
2017-11-07 16:25
#93
Twistzz | 
United States A2^_^ 
+1
2017-11-07 16:35
#81
Liazz | 
Indonesia rimusi 
noo :(
2017-11-07 16:25
100k for smurfing UK player? are jking? Na'Vi didnt want to spend 200k for electronic but did it eventually but the difference between electronic and yellow_teeth is huge lmao
2017-11-07 16:26
#85
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United Kingdom swellis 
I know right? Smooya is actually good and electronic very overrated
2017-11-07 16:28
#84
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United Kingdom swellis 
Epsilon are fucking idiots, dropping the best player on the team for some swedish shitters lmao
2017-11-07 16:27
lul rip smooya
2017-11-07 16:28
#90
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Sweden Div-\ 
Epsilon fucking him over :/ sad to see.
2017-11-07 16:32
And rip uk cs again :)
2017-11-07 16:35
#95
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Australia Slippin_Jimmy 
So there goes last hope of UK
2017-11-07 16:35
#97
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Sweden fanofH 
It seems the Contracts are only benefitting the organisations, the players dont get "anything" more than a salary an a millons things to live up to.....Not much security if it is your only income. And since there are many young players that would do almost anything for a contract I think its really bad behavior! Good luck Smooya, hope you will come back!
2017-11-07 16:37
"Not much security if it is your only income" do you realize that he is still getting salary right...? contracts are here to protect both sides(ofc depends on how that contract looks like)
2017-11-07 17:00
twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqad6h salary for what, feeding his dog ? TOP KEK
2017-11-07 23:32
in that case he is stupid that he signed contract with low salary,with clause about being benched(=even lower salary) and with that high buy out... i signed atleast 5 contracts myself(not e-sport related but its more or less the same shit) and my first contract was when i was like 15.is it rly that hard to go to lawyer with that contract before you will sign it? he is old enough.
2017-11-07 23:49
#324
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Sweden fanofH 
yeh but from 2000 to 700....for not beeing Swedish or what was it he did wrong?
2017-11-08 12:46
#262 first part.
2017-11-08 12:50
I mean, he has a point.
2017-11-07 16:41
#103
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
rip uk cs FeelsBadMan
2017-11-07 16:42
#113
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China wordEXE 
:(( sad
2017-11-07 16:48
#115
RUSH | 
Canada Zebski 
Tbh he isnt skilled enough to play in a top 15 team, he could have a small chance like dephh in complexity, and with complexitys new owner maybe they splash the cash
2017-11-07 16:48
No point, they have ptr
2017-11-07 17:00
#193
SPERMY | 
Canada lame^ 
ptr is ass
2017-11-07 18:25
rip uk cs
2017-11-07 16:49
#118
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United Kingdom Peath 
And I thought the UK had some hope. I mean half the UK players I see here still support NiP so I don't get why I thought that but still. If smooya can get out of this I might take an interest in UKCS again.
2017-11-07 16:52
#196
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Malaysia byaIi 
lmao
2017-11-07 18:26
Poor guy, he's actually talented
2017-11-07 16:57
#146
Estonia rYm 
that sucks man
2017-11-07 17:09
If you care to read the news you will know 'who' this is about. Thus give all the 'who' comments a rest. Thank you in advance.
2017-11-07 17:10
#187
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
You can't decide what people are going to comment
2017-11-07 18:19
No, but the staff can decide what they should not, especially if they spam it.
2017-11-07 18:20
Damn this guy has the biggest ego, try win a major lol
2017-11-07 17:13
#154
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Germany BIG2020 
That sucks.. Smooya looked promesing for UK cs and is a well rounded and talented player. Orgs demanding a buyout and dont loan him if hes benched anyway just suck. Like whats the purpouse of holding a player hostage..
2017-11-07 17:16
UK skene is a joke
2017-11-07 17:16
#156
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
Epsilon just had to come along and shit in our orange juice didn't they?
2017-11-07 17:19
smooya didnt deserve this to be honest,he got benched like a moron
2017-11-07 17:37
#164
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Romania tier0 
#freecosmeen and smooya
2017-11-07 17:38
#freesemen
2017-11-07 23:27
#166
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
best of luck to you... i feel his frustration
2017-11-07 17:39
#168
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Ukraine justhateme 
who? stop writing about nonames, who can't even win Minor or some other shit
2017-11-07 17:42
Slow news day bruh
2017-11-07 23:27
#170
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Brazil 1kuNg 
I don't know him but that situation really sucks for him, feelsbadman
2017-11-07 17:46
no. no no......... no. no. no.. This kid is exactly what is wrong with the UK cs scene.. The buyout clause was clearly a joke by epsilon put on him to try and make him feel wanted. He fell for it and signed like a cunt. Next he got dropped cause hes a toxic single player gamer. Has absolutely no positive impact on his team. Even then if you watch his individual ability he's not even that good. He thinks hes some round winning sick player, but i can tell you this right now he is no where near on the level that re1ease, wilzOOO , wez and Rattlesnk were on. I think there are even better UK cs players playing right now who have more ability and better team understanding than this kid. He will never be in a top organisation, and why? because of this bullshit hes pulling. If he hadn't have been so toxic towards the organisation paying his wages then he would have maybe been able to ask them to leave his contract and leave on mutual terms. How long is left on his contract? He could look at Bosman ruling and use it to free himself from this contract. But instead he flames the organisation paying his wages flames the sponsors affiliated to epsilon. Pathetic individual in my opinion and will never make it any where in gaming and unfortunately that is the only aspect of his life where he has any success(if thats what you can call it)... My advice. Quit and move onto a different game / market / education. Rip.
2017-11-07 17:48
#184
D0cC | 
United Kingdom benje 
top kekker himself has spoken.
2017-11-07 18:15
#236
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
HAHAHAAH Thanks for the laugh, made me remember the time when the real Luke got banged at LAN.
2017-11-07 22:49
The real Luke? got banged? who banged me? neil_M? u mean once i was pushing neil against the wall someone sucker punched me in the side of the head. this was whilst i had my arm in a sling and was playing with a broken arm after Neil pushed my face into a monitor after i told him to get his big fat nose out of my face.
2017-11-19 21:00
#362
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
I was wondering when you'd come back and bite hahah... It's weird you didn't butt Neil, that nose is there for the taking.
2017-11-19 21:14
+1
2017-11-09 17:46
#177
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Germany ggauNN 
Last hope for UK CS down.
2017-11-07 17:54
#178
Valak | 
United Kingdom hAzZzZ 
#FreeSmooya READ THIS: twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqad6h we should make a patreon to buy out his contract and give his family money.
2017-11-07 17:56
Holy shit he's fucked. I don't believe though that you get classed as 'fully employed' when making 700 a month, more like a part time wage. Also earning money while on benefits without telling the gov - sounds more like he gets less as temporary punishment.
2017-11-07 18:21
#190
Valak | 
United Kingdom hAzZzZ 
its bad for him
2017-11-07 18:23
He was living off of his mothers benefits technically. Lil spoiled cunt never had to work in his life.
2017-11-07 23:31
#235
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Patreon 100k? 1/8
2017-11-07 22:48
He could raise %20 ($20k) and get a loan from the bank for the rest like as if he was buying a house. Instead he's buying his career back.
2017-11-07 23:32
#270
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Terrible idea.
2017-11-08 00:18
The only realistic choice without being a helpless loser. If he did this we wouldn't be bothered by his cry for help on social media.
2017-11-08 01:40
#179
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United States freakaroid 
Well, next time think twice before signing a multi year contract or at least negotiate some terms you know, in case shit like this happens. 100K for a player like this is a lot, even if his contract is valid untill the end of 2018. For his sake i hope he gets salary even if he doesn't officially plays for the team anymore, else he's double rekt.
2017-11-07 17:56
UK EDUCATION LUL
2017-11-07 23:33
Well that fucking sucks
2017-11-07 18:30
same shit with football for example, you don't give up your studies because what if you get injured... he gambled with it and he got fucked
2017-11-07 18:46
#209
meyern | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Now this is f'd up :/ Hope he is back soon.
2017-11-07 18:50
#212
boltz | 
Brazil fcellos 
Just read his twitlonger, feelsbad for him, being benched for no reason reduced his salary, wish the best of luck for him in the future.
2017-11-07 18:53
taking break from what? low level cs? LUL he can be top15 team player the same as dazed say he will be top5 in world after 6 month practice xDD
2017-11-07 19:02
OMEGALUL
2017-11-07 23:34
He got paid 2k/month. That is more than your both parents. Think about that fucker
2017-11-08 04:45
2k month is nothing xD if you think this anything i feel bad for you even many female player make more than this, that show you what level he is. LOW
2017-11-08 08:13
Did you know that in your country 2k month is well above average. Average is 500. Think about that
2017-11-08 09:15
#freesmooya
2017-11-07 19:31
#230
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Vietnam rollofocker 
Lol isn't there any gov regulation on this matter? As far as I know you can't be in contract jail in a normal job why is e-sports an exception to this? He can't get a real job until december 2018? Are you kidding me? Before comparing to soccer: I doubt a benched soccer player can't pay his dues. Either way the gov should step in on this matter Epsilon could basically make it so that smooya and his mother end up on the street. Way too much power for such a tiny org. If there is a way for him to get a real job and support his mother without interference from this e-sport contract that would go a long way. Tryna go to college on minimum wage? Lol wake up please.
2017-11-07 20:13
#234
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
I was going to rinse smooya for entering into a contract which places his buyout at $100k... having read his post I can see why he would accept on those terms. Shit situation. Owen, I know you'll be reading this (who wouldn't read a news post about themselves!). Check your inbox.
2017-11-07 22:32
#278
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Germany shimmy227 
he still gets his salary and can spend all of his time on his education, doesn't sound bad to me at all
2017-11-08 00:57
Really don't like the way he responded to the questions about rejoining the UK scene. If you can't find a team, you put your nose back to the grindstone if you really want to go pro. It's a scummy move by the org, but its not illegal yet so there was nothing stopping them. Giving up that quickly is why he would never had made it anyway.
2017-11-08 01:28
Well said
2017-11-10 17:33
Funny guy. Disrespectful as well. top10-15? rofl
2017-11-08 02:19
#286
Vietnam t4y 
If he was getting $2k a month from playing cs and he had to do nothing else................ wheres all his money ?
2017-11-08 02:24
Why did he take this contract? Isn't this his own fault ultimately? Therefore I don't feel bad for him, he knows himself he'll never be even close to good enough for 100k buyout, he comes from the UK which means the stereotype of being toxic and shit player will carry with him everywhere and make it even more difficult for orgs to take a risk on him and he isn't imo even worth 1k buyout. Anyway good luck to him in the future hopefully he can find a better situation for himself but I do not feel bad for him.
2017-11-08 02:30
Good luck dude. Hope it all gets sorted.
2017-11-08 10:41
#320
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Don't sign stupid contracts
2017-11-08 11:28
He is so cocky :(
2017-11-08 12:38
#343
meyern | 
Portugal CRMN1 
You gotta understand his frustrations. An honestly a top 20-25 team isn't saying too much if you've ever seen him play
2017-11-08 22:11
He says hes the best glock player in the UK, he goes kill them all and is happy when hes playing mm against LEs, wtf and he is not good enough to be in the top 30 honestly, if you get fucking benched in epsilon
2017-11-14 14:19
#FREESMOOYA
2017-11-08 15:51
#335
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United States xiquo 
A sad turn of events.
2017-11-08 16:47
uk scene lmao
2017-11-08 17:16
#344
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
smooya should just try get some na scene big orgs to buy out with sucking some dicks or smth. i think na org can buy him out cuz so much dollars (col got money now)
2017-11-08 22:14
#348
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United States lionheart17 
lul hltv why are u writing big articles on some amateur/semi-pro noob that everyone already hates? who cares about this randy trash hes no one and hes from UK LUL
2017-11-09 01:24
What a whiny bitch! Oh, and WHO?
2017-11-09 09:19
#354
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Spain longas_cs 
FUCK EPSILON
2017-11-09 17:39
#359
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Greg "Twofaced" Champagne Eey, new meme guys, now you can stop with "Fallen"
2017-11-11 02:03
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