boltz to play for SK at ESL Pro League S6 Finals

SK Gaming will be allowed to field Immortals loanee Ricardo "boltz" Prass at the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, according to a report from Dust2.us.

The 20-year-old is already part of SK's roster in the ESL competition, which suggests that his transfer from Immortals happened somewhere between his last match for his former team in the league, on October 20, and the November 9 trade deadline.

This explains why SK are able to field their newest member while Liquid cannot attend the event with Lucas "⁠steel⁠" Lopes, who was not registered by the North American team before the transfer deadline, forcing them to field team coach Wilton "⁠zews⁠" Prado

boltz will be SK's fifth player in Odense

Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass joined SK on October 20 on loan from Immortals. Since then, the Brazilian giants have won two events, EPICENTER and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, and placed third-fourth at IEM Oakland.

SK have been drawn in "Group Red" for the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, alongside OpTic, North, NIP, Misfits and NRG. The event will take place from December 5-10 at the Sparekassen Fyn Arena, in Odense, Denmark, where 12 teams will square off for their share of a $750,000 prize pool.

Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
#2
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United Kingdom Tendies
steel?????? fucking esl
2017-11-27 17:49
25 replies
What?
2017-11-27 17:51
21 replies
Steel should be allowed to play for liquid for Boltz can be allowed to play for steel.
2017-11-27 18:03
20 replies
and dennis for astralis
2017-11-27 18:08
9 replies
#118
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India bozzmob
+1 They should allow Dennis to play for Astralis. Else, this is big time rigged.
2017-11-27 18:40
8 replies
#182
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Germany No_Kappa
Rigged? No. For the first time in CSGO history SK actually respected rules and deadlines. Astralis and Liquid didn't. What is actually bullshit was disco-doplan being allowed to dodge rules for a Major but Boltz wasn't. THE SAME RULE.
2017-11-27 22:51
7 replies
Astralis hasnt done any transfers sir... device is unable to play due to his health issues thats y they want dennis as a stand in...transfers and health issues are 2 different things...but we will see what will happen tbh i would love to see dennis playin again cuz he was really good at the last tournament
2017-11-27 23:55
6 replies
#196
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Germany No_Kappa
Rules say absolutely nothing about exceptions for health issues. They are clear as sky. Unless you're disco-doplan. Then you can do whatever apparently.
2017-11-28 02:44
5 replies
#197
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Finland kelvinha
+1 my friend
2017-11-28 02:46
what happened with disco doplan? I remember allu ninjaing into NiP after offline qualifier, that was weird.
2017-11-28 08:47
#202
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Brazil Neegger
Actually they do allow emergency transfers after the deadline (in case a player goes sick or some other unfortunate event) Teams can request it and ESL can decide whether or not to grant it. Steel has no change to play for liquid, however. This is for EPL tho, not the majors.
2017-11-28 09:11
If rules don't mention a particular case (health issues in this instance), they are NOT clear as sky. Quite the contrary.
2017-11-28 11:24
1 reply
+1
2017-11-29 17:33
By steel you mean boltz can play for sk right?
2017-11-27 18:17
Can you read? Boltz was signed before the deadline. Steel and Dennis weren’t. Pretty simple stuff guys
2017-11-27 19:54
8 replies
but people want the rules bent for them in an unfair way, so that they don't have to cry about it being unfair he can't playt
2017-11-27 20:25
5 replies
They do need to change the rules and allow at least one roster spot change. Like a stand in or a trade but I understand the deadline. Just like in sports
2017-11-27 22:40
1 reply
I agree 100%. It is silly that boltz can play and dennis and steel can't, BUT they can't just change rules whenever they want. the NFL reviews dumb rules/changes AFTER the season maybe CS should do the same but they can't make an exception now. But like I said, I agree with some types of exception rule like you suggested especially if there is a limit of 1 per team or something
2017-11-27 22:43
#191
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Netherlands JUNG13
makes sense, ty
2017-11-28 00:15
2 replies
NP. Which new player are you most excited about? For me it is steel, but boltz is also close as he could really help SK return to form (he already has helped) because he fits their system better. Dennis did great, but we all know he is not better than device. steel however is the 1 CLEAR upgrade and Liquid is good but could never win, so I wonder if steel could help them get over the hump. So IMO boltz could be huge in getting SK back to #1 for all of 2018 just dominating everyone, but SK already did that 3/4ths the year without him. But steel has a chance to take an "almost wins big lans" team and make them a winner so that is exciting to me
2017-11-28 02:12
1 reply
#194
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Netherlands JUNG13
I was actually replying to #165 but yeah agree with you as well For me both transfers are great for the respective teams and players, however steel's arrival to Liquid's house is more valuable for the scene in general. nitr0 isn't going to keep calling obv(IMO he never was a solo IGL, constantly getting help from stan) With steel taking reigns in Liquid we got a solid chance to see a piece of a crazy-ass Brazilian CS presented by a well-organized and disciplined players. That could be deadly, and steel can prove himself as a T1 IGL I am calling it rn, Liquid will win at least one major/premier title next year
2017-11-28 02:39
#210
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Denmark Enggaard
Dennis is not signed for astralis, device has health issues
2017-11-29 07:26
dude dennis is a stand in,u do not sign a stand-in
2017-11-29 17:35
steel is going to play with liquid what is ur problem
2017-11-27 19:27
1 reply
#211
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Brazil gblnunes
2017-11-29 11:35
Boltz left immortals soon then steel , prob this can be a reason.
2017-11-28 23:13
#3
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Denmark JustYes
nice
2017-11-27 17:50
Rigged wtf
2017-11-27 17:50
#5
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Norway Phancy11
Dennis to play for astralis next or fuck u ESL
2017-11-27 17:50
18 replies
+1
2017-11-27 17:51
+100000000
2017-11-27 17:53
#52
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Bulgaria Grezko
What he said!
2017-11-27 17:58
#55
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Brazil Neegger
+1
2017-11-27 18:00
-1
2017-11-27 18:01
#66
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Denmark MeToxi
+1
2017-11-27 18:04
+1
2017-11-27 18:08
#85
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Denmark chrkloster
Well according to the article, SK made the transfer before the deadline unlike Liquid and Astralis. So if ESL will follow their rules, Boltz is of course allowed, while Astralis' and Liquid' transfers/stand-ins aren't.
2017-11-27 18:15
6 replies
#96
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Brazil Neegger
Technicalities, played the whole fuckin season for another team, which the rules specifically state isn't allowed. But sure.
2017-11-27 18:23
5 replies
Do you have the rulebook in hands to say such a thing?
2017-11-27 18:55
2 replies
#127
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Brazil Neegger
Used to be different, just checked the updated rules. It's legal. Editing posts right now.
2017-11-27 18:56
#129
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Brazil Neegger
Cant edit anymore :(
2017-11-27 18:57
#128
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Brazil Neegger
Cant edit post, nvm, its legal
2017-11-27 18:57
That's not "technicalities", the name of these are RULES. If you don't know how to respect rules I'd rather never play anything with you.
2017-11-28 01:52
+10000000000000000000
2017-11-27 18:18
#143
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Sweden wyv0
+1
2017-11-27 19:12
+1
2017-11-27 22:59
I agree. Dennis and steel should be allowed to play for astralis and Liquid respectively.
2017-11-28 06:31
xdaxdadsxasdad
2017-11-27 17:50
YES
2017-11-27 17:50
f
2017-11-27 17:50
#9
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Finland 6hoo
wtf
2017-11-27 17:50
expected
2017-11-27 17:50
wow
2017-11-27 17:50
yayyyy
2017-11-27 17:50
nice
2017-11-27 17:50
SORRY BUT FAZE WILL WIN IT EZ
2017-11-27 17:50
5 replies
#34
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Paraguay imjustmau
Fry is cree
2017-11-27 17:52
kk
2017-11-27 17:53
#95
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Ireland igorlf
Yes, as they are all lasts comp that they went...No wait....
2017-11-27 18:22
I'm sorry but that's gonna be easy for Liquid.
2017-11-27 19:39
1 reply
#198
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Finland kelvinha
+1
2017-11-28 03:02
#16
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Finland 6hoo
easy for sk
2017-11-27 17:50
#17
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Denmark Baitvice
Dennis and Steel should be allowed to play for Astralis and Liquid then.
2017-11-27 17:50
6 replies
#44
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United States pieceofpi
Not really. Boltz went to SK before the roster lock. Dennis and Steel did not, so it's a completely different scenario
2017-11-27 17:54
5 replies
#61
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Denmark Baitvice
He went as a loan, the rule is just stupid and makes no sense.
2017-11-27 18:01
Lol what? Boltz was with IMT for majority of EPL and was with IMT during the roster lock.
2017-11-27 18:02
3 replies
#67
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United States pieceofpi
Read the article again. It says that boltz was transferred to SK before the deadline
2017-11-27 18:04
2 replies
It says they suggest he was transferred, theres no evidence here. Just that Boltz joined as a loan on november 20.
2017-11-27 18:24
1 reply
BOltz joined as a loan on OCTOBER 20. And as the article suggests, he was transferred to SK before November 9. Probably WESA have the contract to allow Boltz playing. It's not kinda that they have to make his contract public(as an evidence) so all HLTV lawyers and experts may not bullshit anymore.
2017-11-27 19:19
YOUR TURN NOW VALVE Lets the man play at the major also FREESTEELGA
2017-11-27 17:50
SK have been drawn in "Group Red" for the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, alongside OpTic, North, NiP, Misfits and NRG. they could play without him and get out of this joke group lmao
2017-11-27 17:50
18 replies
17 replies
16 replies
and?
2017-11-27 18:09
2 replies
and?
2017-11-27 18:40
1 reply
idiot spotted
2017-11-27 19:45
#141
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Finland Alko^
bo1 t2 tournament
2017-11-27 19:07
12 replies
t2 tournament with top 6 teams in the world OMEGALUL
2017-11-27 19:39
3 replies
2 replies
LUL It says major tournament LUL NiP fan can't read
2017-11-28 17:47
1 reply
#207
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Finland Alko^
2017-11-28 17:57
T2 LUUUUUUUUL Expected from NiP fan
2017-11-27 19:40
1 reply
t2 and nip in the last place??
2017-11-27 20:22
5 replies
#175
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Finland Alko^
t1 and nip in the first place?
2017-11-27 21:03
4 replies
3 replies
#201
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Finland Alko^
noone cares about t2 tourney sorry! ez bo3 for nip
2017-11-28 09:08
2 replies
Astralis,SK,Faze,North,G2 Nip t3
2017-11-28 12:10
1 reply
xD WELCOMED TO UGANDA
2017-11-27 17:51
#23
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Poland sitarskee
calculated i guess??
2017-11-27 17:51
lul admin read my thread xDDD
2017-11-27 17:51
Let Steel and Dennis play then ffs
2017-11-27 17:51
7 replies
+1
2017-11-27 17:52
+1
2017-11-27 18:03
#72
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Denmark MeToxi
+1
2017-11-27 18:05
It is not the same situation.
2017-11-27 18:22
3 replies
Yeah like he played the whole fucking season for IMT expect the last match so he can play for SK while Dennis and steel cant totally legit and fair
2017-11-27 18:26
2 replies
I agree the rule is dumb as fuck.
2017-11-27 18:30
#157
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Brazil CaioOlive
Even tho I agree with steel and dennis playing with their teams, boltz did not played the whole season. He did not played the last two matches. I know, sounds dumb as fuck, but ESL rules say that you cannot trade your team once you played the whole season. But this rule sucks, steel is even kind of comprehensible, but dennis is going as a stand-in for a sick device, man, wtf. Aren't they humans?
2017-11-27 19:37
"according to a report from Dust2.us." thats one way to advertise your own site i guess
2017-11-27 17:52
1 reply
It's their story.
2017-11-27 17:52
If Astralis don't get Dennis now while one of their players is seriously sick (!) esl is a fucking joke
2017-11-27 17:52
Welllp...
2017-11-27 17:52
and now Dennis and Steel should be allowed to play for Astralis and Liquid...
2017-11-27 17:53
2 replies
+1
2017-11-27 18:04
#74
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Denmark MeToxi
+1
2017-11-27 18:05
Contrata o boltz logo sk please
2017-11-27 17:53
#38
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Brazil HueyNewton
How cool, is the last championship of SK in the year, more than deserved that they can play with boltz
2017-11-27 17:53
1 reply
Astralis can't play with dennis and Liquid with steel unfair and not deserved
2017-11-27 21:51
Seems legitimate but I dont really understand the rules They can't play a certain number of matches, but if they do, they have to be transferred by a certain date? I just feel bad for astralis and liquid too
2017-11-27 17:53
1 reply
Im not sure but i think its cuz Boltz only played 21 matches for immortals and steel played 25? huh.
2017-11-27 18:16
#40
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Germany Vini_1337
esl = german sk = german org meanwhile steel and dev1ce are not allowed propably lmao
2017-11-27 17:53
3 replies
Why wouldn't dev1ce be allowed to play?
2017-11-27 17:56
2 replies
you mean *steel and dennis Device is sick
2017-11-27 17:58
1 reply
#120
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Germany Vini_1337
yes i mean dennis, not device
2017-11-27 18:41
only ESL?? ez boltz in future
2017-11-27 17:54
deserved
2017-11-27 17:54
Nice. Ez games for SK.
2017-11-27 17:54
Fuck ESL
2017-11-27 17:55
ez boltz
2017-11-27 17:56
ez boltz ez for SK
2017-11-27 18:00
isnt that normal?!
2017-11-27 18:00
2 replies
#90
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC
no boltz played for immortals at the beginning of the season
2017-11-27 18:18
1 reply
Almost the entire season except for like the last 2 matches or something.
2017-11-27 20:54
Some rules should be reviwed. Like boltz played the minors online and isnt able to play the major for Sk. And device is sick and rumors says that dennis wont be able to stand in. Valve, Eleague, Esl and Ecs should review some rules of roster's changes.
2017-11-27 18:01
2 replies
#111
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Brazil Neegger
Boltz should be allowed to play the major for sk Steel and dennis should be allowed to play for liquid/ast @ epl
2017-11-27 18:33
The rules are just dumb...i want to see good cs...they are literally forcing astralis and liquid to play with their coaches and that sucks donkeys balls
2017-11-28 00:05
As a Brazillian, I am happy to hear that, but, ANYONE FROM ESL, PLEASE, allow the teams to play with their best, steel, dennis, everyone dude, we want to see good cs, and not some bs burocracy. It's not device's fault that he's sick, they shouldn't be punished for that. ESL PLS ? . Up my comment to reach ESL
2017-11-27 18:01
7 replies
#75
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Denmark MeToxi
+1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
2017-11-27 18:07
+1 man, respect
2017-11-27 18:18
+1 ThE fastest i hit +1 ever
2017-11-27 18:36
Agreed
2017-11-27 19:01
#161
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Sweden Div-\
+1
2017-11-27 19:41
I love This comment.
2017-11-27 21:55
"Up my comment" Get your ass back to reddit
2017-11-27 22:56
Yep, not suspicious at all.
2017-11-27 18:02
#68
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Turkey kad1rb
damn add this boy to active lineup!
2017-11-27 18:04
#71
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Brazil WilgnerM
#RUNSKG
2017-11-27 18:05
1 reply
#82
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United States benk125
#FREESTEEL
2017-11-27 18:10
Dennis to play for Astralis or the tournament is rigged
2017-11-27 18:09
#83
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Poland sylwo108
VP xD
2017-11-27 18:11
those laws are fucking brain dead if a team is a top team in their region, when they make a roster change OF COURSE THEY GONNA GET A PLAYER THAT ALSO PLAYS AT TOP LEVEL ._. THE CHANCE OF THE MOTHAFUCKAS GET A PLAYER THAT ALREADY WAS PLAYING IN THE SAME LEAGUE OR QUALIFIER OR WHATEVER DA FUCK IS 200000% just let everyone play with their roster ffs -.- this time SK got boltz, why da fuck steel cant play for liquid etc so much bullshit lol they need to make this work better.
2017-11-27 18:12
4 replies
nice fake flagger =)))))))))))))))))
2017-11-27 18:27
3 replies
lol why would u think that -.-
2017-11-27 18:28
2 replies
ur fake flagger we all know that
2017-11-27 18:30
1 reply
zzZZZzZZZ
2017-11-27 18:32
#91
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Portugal anomelyxd
EZ xd
2017-11-27 18:20
dev1ce is ill so let dennis in, cmon wtf
2017-11-27 18:21
rigged
2017-11-27 18:22
#98
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Russia ez4u
The 20-year-old is already part of SK's roster in the ESL competition, which suggests that his transfer from Immortals happened somewhere between his last match for his former team in the league, on October 20, and the November 9 trade deadline. Once again for ppl WHO DONT KNOW HOW TO READ.
2017-11-27 18:26
6 replies
#113
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Brazil Neegger
Once again ure a fuckin retard
2017-11-27 18:35
5 replies
toxic people UP HERE.
2017-11-27 18:47
#136
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Russia ez4u
You're the only retard if you really think that Dennis and Steel should be allowed to play at EPL Finals.
2017-11-27 19:02
3 replies
#137
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Brazil Neegger
Dennis 100% should Steel sort of could
2017-11-27 19:03
2 replies
#139
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Russia ez4u
You have given yourself a definition of who you are.
2017-11-27 19:04
1 reply
#140
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Brazil Neegger
No. You have. And guess how much I care about your opinion.
2017-11-27 19:07
Lol they just let him play because SK wins most events and will bring in the most money for ESL
2017-11-27 18:50
1 reply
#162
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Sweden Div-\
Nah, if it was for this reason then they should let astralis field in Dennis since astralis brings the fans to Odense.
2017-11-27 19:43
R I G G E D
2017-11-27 18:53
Expected from ESL "Industry Leader" LUL so freaking rigged.
2017-11-27 19:01
Very nice
2017-11-27 19:04
let them play ffs! #freedennis #freesteel these rules sucks
2017-11-27 19:09
The Brazilian giants exerted great banana control for the rest of the half and utilized a variety of different paces to keep the Astralis defense in check, with the only two rounds that the Danes won coming off of individual plays from Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye and Dennis "dennis" Edman.
2017-11-27 19:13
LET THEM ALL PLAY FFS
2017-11-27 19:15
Astralis and Liquid should just drop the finals. What‘s the probleme? Rules are rules. Everyone have known them before. They all should make their decisions beforehand and should register a stand-in in advance.
2017-11-27 19:19
2 replies
#164
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Sweden Div-\
Device is sick, it's not a matter of "Decision beforehand".
2017-11-27 19:48
That logic itself gave me cancer...u cant know when are you going to get sick lol
2017-11-28 00:08
who?
2017-11-27 19:54
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-27 20:17
#169
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Russia razorVJ
But he's fat.
2017-11-27 20:23
#171
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Portugal dracø
>CS >Consistent rules Pick one. This kind of rules are useless as they don't prevent anything and they end up lowering the overall quality of teams in this situations. Liquid should be able to use steel, astralis should be able to get a standin (even more as they are down 1 player due to circumstances impossible to predict).
2017-11-27 20:43
NICE !
2017-11-27 20:45
Pants on head retarded rule. "boltz joined before a certain artbitrary date, therefore he gets to play" SK didn't play a single EPL match with him on the roster. Astralis and TL got fucked over hard.
2017-11-27 22:54
Very good news. We stay top 1 boys
2017-11-28 00:09
1 reply
#195
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Denmark mohzart
only until the major lol
2017-11-28 02:40
SO RIGGED FOR SK
2017-11-28 13:55
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