Misfits trio to explore options as contracts expire

MIRAA
January 15th, 2018 19:22

Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan, Sean "seang@res" Gares and Hunter "SicK" Mims are free to explore their options after their contracts with Misfits expired, according to a report from Dust2.us.

Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan took to Twitter to announce his free agency in the aftermath of Misfits' defeat to AVANGAR in the ELEAGUE Major Boston Qualifier, which sent the North American team packing with a 1-3 record.

And, according to Dust2.us, the contracts of Sean "seang@res" Gares and Hunter "SicK" Mims have also expired, leaving the team's North American trio free to discuss terms with other organisations as Misfits have not yet offered an extension.

Misfits' North American trio are out of contract

François "AmaNEk" Delaunay and David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic remain tied to the North American organisation until March, according to a December report from independent journalist Jarek "DeKay" Lewis, but their future plans are unclear at this point, with less than a month left until the ESL Pro League Season 7 kicks off.

Misfits expanded into CS:GO in January 2017 with the signing of the former TSM lineup. Since joining the North American organisation, the team's achievements include semi-final runs at DreamHack Open Tours and at the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, and a first-place finish in the CyberPowerPC Extreme Gaming Series Fall 2017.

France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
413
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
409
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
wow sick thx guys btw i love virtus pro
2018-01-15 19:26
Right after they get eliminated from major lul
2018-01-15 19:23
#18
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Spain Hola) 
ez disband
2018-01-15 19:23
#25
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
l
2018-01-15 19:23
no major = we out this bitch
2018-01-15 19:23
#108
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Germany AdiZen 
wow SicK thx guys hahahhaahahahahahahahhahahhaahahahahahahahhahahhaahahahahahahahhahahhaahahahahahahah
2018-01-15 20:01
Virtus who?
2018-01-15 23:27
yes
2018-01-15 19:22
#3
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Slovakia Pepo_ 
Third
2018-01-15 19:23
yeah like 4rsenal
2018-01-15 19:23
rip
2018-01-15 19:23
#6
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United States slendersleeper 
OOF
2018-01-15 19:22
#7
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Russia otsu 
wow
2018-01-15 19:23
Sean :(
2018-01-15 19:23
LUUUL
2018-01-15 19:23
gl
2018-01-15 19:23
#12
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India Cutlass 
Rekt
2018-01-15 19:23
#13
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Denmark JustYes 
wtf
2018-01-15 19:23
#14
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
xdd
2018-01-15 19:23
#15
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Kazakhstan alpamyS 
disband :D
2018-01-15 19:23
quick disband
2018-01-15 19:23
amanek, davodudek, k1oshima, zywoo and ex6
2018-01-15 19:23
Ez disband
2018-01-15 19:25
#99
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Germany 'ezpz 
you're right no team would be able to counter them and all other teams would disband sooner or later
2018-01-15 19:50
#50
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Croatia mds818 
not bad dude
2018-01-15 19:25
#67
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Israel BingoBango 
pretty sick tbh
2018-01-15 19:31
thats actually better than EnVyUs lol
2018-01-15 19:31
#71
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Greece hekzy 
Who awps? Zywoo or Amanek?
2018-01-15 19:36
#74
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Spain alk1z 
zywoo obviously wtf
2018-01-15 19:39
#87
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Greece hekzy 
I thought he prefered rifling, and amanek liked awping, guess i was misinformed
2018-01-15 19:44
#92
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Spain alk1z 
but amanek is sick with rifle, and zywoo is sick with awp, both are good with rifle and awp, i dont know who prefers what, but i think it would work better like that
2018-01-15 19:45
#94
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Greece hekzy 
either way its a sick team
2018-01-15 19:46
#97
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Spain alk1z 
yep
2018-01-15 19:46
Zerkje
2018-01-21 02:04
whoever feels like it, even x6 can pick it up if he wants to
2018-01-15 19:50
Both are hybrid players so if this was to happen it would probably be map/side dependent
2018-01-15 19:53
def would be one of the best tier 3 teams
2018-01-16 00:54
#167
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United States f00bar 
I would expect at least T2 with that lineup
2018-01-23 19:16
#20
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Denmark Whispyy 
Sad
2018-01-15 19:23
disbanded
2018-01-15 19:23
#22
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France Static2k 
rip
2018-01-15 19:23
lol
2018-01-15 19:23
#24
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Argentina roulettesoad 
+jony boy
2018-01-15 19:23
Ex GF inc?
2018-01-15 19:40
#83
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
GF to Misfits pls (They won't regret it)
2018-01-15 19:42
That's kind of imposible tbh
2018-01-15 19:50
#132
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
I know but It would be amazing
2018-01-15 20:33
xaxaxaxaxxaax
2018-01-15 19:23
#28
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
gl
2018-01-15 19:23
First
2018-01-15 19:24
#30
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Germany Pzyyy 
wtf
2018-01-15 19:24
#31
hooch | 
Russia c0ldl3ss 
Damn,that was fast.
2018-01-15 19:24
no qualifyed no kontrakt xD
2018-01-15 19:24
Usually they wouldn't have even considered to get rid of players in such a fast improving roster. That being said, with their performance in League at Worlds, they gained millions of fans, and I'm talking loyal fans who respect them, real fans. They gained so much money off merch and shit for the upcoming year, and obviously had a lot of investments made into them, so they can afford to buy players. Especially because the CLG players are free, I bet they're keen to make a change or two.
2018-01-15 19:31
Sounds like Ethan is going to NRG to replace AnJ. If they want to pick FNS up and build a team around him and give him the players that he wants, sure, I think he deserves it. Other than that, I wonder if they plan on just making their CSGO roster EU just like the LoL one
2018-01-15 19:42
They do have similarities in the sense that PoE = sean with experience and a bunch of somewhat rookies. Still, though, betting on rookies to keep doing well is a risk, so in League they've replaced some of them (or they left, either way same thing). I think they're open to replace some players with CLG's experienced ones. I highly doubt no org will pick up such a successful team or some of the players.
2018-01-15 19:45
Are dignitas still letting those EU guys steal checks from them? Maybe odie can sign sean and the boys and fill some spots from there. Maybe +Ethan if the NRG deal still hasnt gone through.
2018-01-15 19:50
#33
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Poland DizzeyKing 
it was quick
2018-01-15 19:24
#34
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Poland mamba99999 
Wow that was fast.
2018-01-15 19:24
#35
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North America Techno_Lover 
The timing.
2018-01-15 19:24
#36
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Brazil MommyStealer 
that was quick
2018-01-15 19:24
Stay together please guys ;(
2018-01-15 19:24
#39
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Denmark fm100 
WHY? just why. makes no sense
2018-01-15 19:24
#61
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
why no sence? did they achievement something? i still think is pretty good team but a lot mistakes in game and they not fix them.
2018-01-15 19:29
#63
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Denmark fm100 
semi final at ESL pro league. they were on the rise lol
2018-01-15 19:29
#75
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
and how many time to play better need? one year is not long enough ? i dont said they bad , just a lot mistakes always...
2018-01-15 19:40
#77
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Denmark fm100 
I think it is a bad move
2018-01-15 19:41
#40
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France StickyRice 
Owly f******k, i'm shocked :(
2018-01-15 19:24
LETS go SWAG this is Your time
2018-01-15 19:24
#91
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
SeanGares, SicK, ShahZam, AZK, Swag Ez major
2018-01-15 19:44
To bad my Boy swag and AZK are still banned from Majors so you won't be seeing that anytime soon sadly
2018-01-15 20:08
#129
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
Ohh I forgot about that..
2018-01-15 20:30
TSM
2018-01-15 19:24
sign a french team then, they might be decent
2018-01-15 19:24
#62
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United States FlagMaster 
AmaNEk Devoduvek Sixer Sixer Suxer
2018-01-15 19:29
sexer
2018-01-15 19:41
#154
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United States FlagMaster 
Sexiest
2018-01-16 00:36
#106
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France Qu0sT 
Amanek Devoduvek K1o Ex6 igl Zywoo/youyou for awp, depending on g2 nV new roster
2018-01-15 19:54
They should stick together, they're improving really fast.
2018-01-15 19:25
Shazam, seangares, sick, n0thing & shroud top5 NA
2018-01-15 19:25
#53
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Amanek and devoduvek> nothing and shroud
2018-01-15 19:26
they already were top 5 na
2018-01-15 19:41
I mean, alot of dogshit teams are top 5 NA. Top of NA really means nothing maybe past 3
2018-01-15 19:43
yup
2018-01-15 19:44
#46
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
LOL
2018-01-15 19:25
#47
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
QUICK DISBAND AT LEAST THE 2 FRENCH EU PLAYERS DONT NEED TO PLAY WITH THESE NA BOTS
2018-01-15 19:25
#48
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CIS zzero 
devo and amanek going back to france with the org
2018-01-15 19:25
#51
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Asia bossen1 
/care, the french bois are carryieZ
2018-01-15 19:26
#52
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Serbia Suckleus 
hltv being hltv its not only cuz thet lost (probably) but the way they lost especialy that last game
2018-01-15 19:26
#54
EliGE | 
United Kingdom sslemons 
+K1O +ZYWOO
2018-01-15 19:26
#64
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United States FlagMaster 
+Sixer +Sixer +Sixer
2018-01-15 19:29
#55
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
the disband was expected
2018-01-15 19:26
#56
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United Kingdom shrimpycs 
sgares ethan koosta sick xotic
2018-01-15 19:27
#57
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
LMAO after u lost me like 10000000k dollars
2018-01-15 19:27
Really interesting timing. They have a lot of potential so maybe they'll end up staying together Maybe they can figure something out with the ex CLG guys if they want to mix it up
2018-01-15 19:27
#59
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Devoduvek Amanek Rpk Scream Happy
2018-01-15 19:27
#60
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Europe keNLey94 
if they can't take some bad results they should disband but it's bad if they can't handle a defeat and work the things together
2018-01-15 19:28
#65
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CIS zzero 
Devoduvek Amanek +HAdji +Jackz +Lambert
2018-01-15 19:30
Seangares H3h3 Bntet Pasha Olof
2018-01-15 19:30
misfits org are mad xd
2018-01-15 19:34
rank #13 man... how tf did they lose to AVANGAR WTF
2018-01-15 19:36
#82
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United States cananigfrag 
the prophecy is coming true!
2018-01-15 19:42
#60 QBF Dismantled Ranked #2 FAZE that's the shock a close lose to #37 team isn't that surprising it happens to ranked 10-20 teams all the time.
2018-01-15 20:11
Think you got your teams mixed up there m8
2018-01-16 17:43
#73
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Europe xdavidlm 
Shahzeb - kebab
2018-01-15 19:38
#80
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
Well i dont really know how seang@res is still pro player. Atleast B1ad3 have good game sense but bot sean cant aim or have brains.
2018-01-15 19:42
#90
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France StickyRice 
LOL B1ad3 is way worse than sean.
2018-01-15 19:44
#95
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United States pieceofpi 
Sean isn't that bad of a fragger. He's not very good, but he's not dead weight like B1ad3
2018-01-15 19:46
He's not at Spunj's level just yet.
2018-01-15 21:25
#138
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United States pieceofpi 
Good thing or bad thing?
2018-01-15 21:26
They dont disband. The Contracts end after the Major. The Major is over for them. No new Contracts from the org offered yet. Its normal to go public. Imo its a bit of the same Situation than Liquid. seangares needs more Support. I dont think the Comms are as good as it should. They executed B without CT Smoke. The got naded main from Boost Angle no call/read The frenchies are too unexperienced and too Introverted afraid to give Calls to sean.
2018-01-15 19:44
#96
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France StickyRice 
VaKarM (french site) had an interview with devo and AmaNEk after the loss to AVANGAR and they said they can't (aren't allowed) to communicate about contracts and such, they will go back to the gaming house (in Los Angeles) and apparently (but devo wasn't sure) have an invite to some Starladder tourney (he didn't know the full exact name).
2018-01-15 19:46
#126
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United States pieceofpi 
Starseries season 4? I don't speak french, so I couldn't watch the interview. Was there anything else said that's significant?
2018-01-15 20:24
#130
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France StickyRice 
Video was 7 min long (with amanek and devoduvek so they couldn't talk much), they talked about their experience in NA, how much they have improved in english - for the communication in the team, the future, and it looked like things were "happening" (i don't know at all if it's towards the end of these 5 or to renew contracts for the 3 american, but since shahzam made that twitter message really quickly it doesn't look good as i think that if the americans were negociating to renew the contracts shahzam would not have announced his free agency on twitter) and they couldn't talk about it. Maybe the 2 french players will be kept by Misfits, with maybe 1 or 2 americans, maybe 0, and build the team with other french players i don't know (Cyril Michel the manager of Misfits is french and i guess it was mostly him that made AmaNEk and devoduvek come to NA and play for Misfits, so maybe they want to sign a guy like kio, i don't know. Devo and AmaNEk said that they were happy with their experience, but they looked sad (but who wouldn't be after the elimination) so don't know if that sadness was only due to being out of the Major or if they knew that this was the end of that team.
2018-01-15 20:31
#131
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United States pieceofpi 
Thx fam :)
2018-01-15 20:33
#133
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France StickyRice 
You're welcome. They said that they simply played bad (the interviewer asked them if it was because tourney happened after Christmas break - VaKarM had an interview with sean who said that they couldn't prepare as much as they wanted), scared to take duels, missed smokes, and basically didn't play their game.
2018-01-15 20:34
#134
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United States pieceofpi 
I can only hope that they stick together. They're only a few tweaks away from being a solid tier 2 team, making regular appearances at big LAN's
2018-01-15 20:36
#135
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France StickyRice 
Yeah would be sad for things to end after a fail (and games were close, even though AVANGAR isn't the strongest team of the tourney, they did well vs Mouz, 13 rounds was a bit disappointing vs Space Soldiers because Misfits won both pistols) but this wasn't that terrible (it was bad considering the form they had before Christmas but they have had high and lows the whole year so) when they can definitely bounce back. A bit sad that the structure didn't at least (or at least that what it seems) make them contracts offers, it's still a bit weird to play the biggest tourney of the year not knowing what will happen next, and knowing the future may depend on your result at the Major (but i also understand that's money invested by Misfits and they want to make the best investment as possible).
2018-01-15 20:41
You'd think given their recent form, the org would at least sign until the next big tournament to see if they can qualify then make the call. Seems strange to leave that uncertainty just as they were starting to compete and push towards the top 4 in NA.
2018-01-15 21:30
#89
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Portugal dracø 
Rage quit lul
2018-01-15 19:44
lmao
2018-01-15 19:54
#101
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Sweden godname 
Misfits org most be mad lol
2018-01-15 19:50
> Sean "seang@res" Gares Sean "seang@res" Toledo, please fix
2018-01-15 19:53
#107
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
Disband inc
2018-01-15 20:01
The 3 useless players want to explore options lmao...frenchies tired of carrying them
2018-01-15 20:02
inb4 git gud
2018-01-15 20:02
do sean freak n0thing shah + D:
2018-01-15 20:02
I think Sean is done with all of this shiz, maybe he'll stay in the scene by being an analyst or sth but I don't think he'll keep playing
2018-01-15 20:03
#113
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Norway LokeNnNnN 
new swole patrol sean freak hiko shahzam sick
2018-01-15 20:03
can't they just put Amanek and Devoduvek in free agent to reform RankS?
2018-01-15 20:06
rip misfits stickerinos :l
2018-01-15 20:07
#116
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Finland Arkadee 
Shazam >>>>>> Jdm
2018-01-15 20:07
#120
TACO | 
Brazil wIDt 
Nifty >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ska >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> shaah >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> jdm.
2018-01-15 20:09
#159
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
True. Nifty needs to be in a good team where he's not the igl. #1 awper in the world then.
2018-01-16 19:38
#161
TACO | 
Brazil wIDt 
Any NA team who signs Nifty is on road to success, C9 or Liquid. Liquid would be a simplier fit because jdm tries to be the starplayer Nifty is, and fails. Anyway team would be prepaired for him. On C9 they would have to change to either Nifty playstyle or the team, as Ska plays basically for support, even being capable (in the past, as least) of playing in starplayer position.
2018-01-17 03:04
#162
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
Not sure if Liquid are looking to get rid of Jdm sadly...
2018-01-17 03:15
#163
TACO | 
Brazil wIDt 
They should, is not a top1 team awper... and worse he can't usa rifle for shit.
2018-01-17 03:17
Liquid Sg@res confirmed
2018-01-15 20:08
#121
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Finland Arkadee 
Se@ngares > Nitr0 Shazam > JDM
2018-01-15 20:11
nitro is the best fragger for liquid atm
2018-01-15 23:06
#149
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Finland Arkadee 
But I do not think nitr0 is a good IGL, I prefer Se@ngares.
2018-01-15 23:10
#164
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
Steel will be the igl
2018-01-17 03:17
#119
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Sweden itchybells 
welcome to mineski haha
2018-01-15 20:09
#123
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
sgares sick and shahzam trash trio
2018-01-15 20:12
#124
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United States Winkydinker 
-jdm + Shazam EZ MAJOR
2018-01-15 20:14
se@ngares, shazam, sick, ethan, koosta
2018-01-15 20:19
seangares, ShahZaM sick/Hiko/n0thing/freakazoid/swag/nahtE
2018-01-15 20:27
Lol this was so fast.
2018-01-15 20:30
sean to rng?
2018-01-15 21:08
#140
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Brazil Setrock 
U N L U C K Y
2018-01-15 21:36
#141
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Indonesia boikoboi 
expected head
2018-01-15 21:37
#142
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
+kio +pimp +n0thing U saw here first
2018-01-15 21:44
Sad
2018-01-15 21:49
Shahzam Sick Steel AZK Swag
2018-01-15 21:57
IMT should buy the team, they arent too shabby.
2018-01-15 22:09
So much wasted american talent floating all around.
2018-01-15 22:10
low key -xms and sixer +devo and amanek
2018-01-15 22:45
Misfits RIP
2018-01-15 23:28
#152
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Asia CA1MAN 
one shit qualifier and this now xd full tilt
2018-01-16 00:03
Shame. Misfits impressed me so far
2018-01-16 00:14
#156
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United States Rambeard 
Trio to coL
2018-01-16 03:40
Amanek , devoduvek, scream, rpk, ex6 Major champions
2018-01-16 18:34
...these french guys just don't have good teamplay in America but they can be good roleplayers in envyus or 2nd best french team
2018-01-16 19:40
#165
Dosia | 
World zeree 
Misfits kioShiMa?
2018-01-20 23:42
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