ave takes over as North's coach

Professeur
January 26th, 2018 15:27

After a disappointing Major, North have decided to relieve their coach Casper "ruggah" Due and replace him with Alexander "ave" Holdt.

Casper "ruggah" Due has been a part of this core since May 2016, when Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen led a team featuring Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann and Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, and played a part in the squad's biggest achievement a few months later—winning EPICENTER 2016.

ave will be taking over ruggah's position

Following North's 0-3 run at the ELEAGUE Major 2018, the Danish organization has decided to end the cooperation with their current coach and bring Alexander "ave" Holdt up, putting him in charge of the first team. Up to now, ave's work was a combination of analysis for the first team and coaching of North Academy, with Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke speaking highly of him and his work in our interview during ESL One Cologne 2017.

North's Director of Esports Jonas "whimp" Svendsen noted that being with the players every day was something that ruggah couldn't do, and the organization thought was needed:

"We have looked long and hard at our setup and concluded, that we needed our First Team Coach to be in the office with the players every day. Due to Casper’s situation, that was not a possibility for him however."

"At the same time I am happy to see Alexander take up the reigns, and I have high hopes that he, together with MSL and the rest of the team, will turn around the current situation."

ave added his own statement:

"I am incredibly excited to take on the job as North's First Team Coach. I want to create a distinct North playstyle together with the team, and from my time working as an analyst with them, I know that we share many of the same views on how to play the game."

The squad is set for a LAN debut with their new coach at cs_summit 2 in February, while the organization will be looking for a new North Academy coach in the meantime.

North is now:

Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså

Denmark Alexander "ave" Holdt (coach)

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1361
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
849
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Denmark Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Jonas 'whimp' Svendsen
Jonas 'whimp' Svendsen
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.02
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
819
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1068
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Sweden krak3n_ 
expected Also my first #1 lul
2018-01-26 15:28
a change was needed, but not this one.
2018-01-26 15:29
#19
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African Union PrestusHood 
nub
2018-01-26 15:28
#28
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Mongolia Tendies 
Player changes needed
2018-01-26 15:30
#38
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African Union PrestusHood 
its a coach...
2018-01-26 15:32
#62
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
Its NOT just a coach. Its ave, show some respect:)
2018-01-26 15:42
#89
flusha | 
Denmark Lil187 
U know ave was cheater back in the days ?
2018-01-26 16:09
#132
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Malta 74c00 
You know there is clip about JW using WH at csgo?
2018-01-26 17:18
#152
s1mple | 
Denmark konner 
surely you have some proof... like it was proven that delpan cheated in online cups back in the day ;)
2018-01-26 18:18
#167
flusha | 
Denmark Lil187 
If you dont know ave cheated you dont know CS, how old are you 12?
2018-01-26 19:23
#172
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African Union PrestusHood 
9 :(
2018-01-26 20:27
#180
s1mple | 
Denmark konner 
I know that everyone has been saying it, since early onedaycup days... but i don't know if it's true or not... hence why i don't like to state it as fact.
2018-01-29 00:31
#176
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
I would like to see proof of that. So many rumors back then, and cheats was so easy to get. I doubt he cheated after his carer started anyways :)
2018-01-27 00:43
Sad as it is i think it’s time for cajunb to go
2018-01-26 15:40
#74
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Brazil jockoP 
You know what's worse? He is not even a bad player. Maybe ave can give them a fresh look into their game and renew their confidence, because at this point, they really are lacking some
2018-01-26 15:55
THEY are just lacking motivation, since the danish teams get that much money they all started sucking dick.
2018-01-26 16:21
#140
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United Kingdom swellis 
Danes were sucking dick long before money was involved
2018-01-26 17:27
#156
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Denmark Kraus 
And how is the UK scene doing again?
2018-01-26 18:49
#179
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United Kingdom swellis 
That was sucking dick in general; not on cs
2018-01-27 14:10
#98
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Europe keNLey94 
who should they take then? north was a team back then with dignitas with only downturns now they was major legends I vcan't see how bad it is for them to be in this postion?
2018-01-26 16:28
aizy has been shit since forever, and rubino is available.
2018-01-26 16:29
#101
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Europe keNLey94 
no he actually deliever pretty good just because they doesn't win every tournament they play doesn't mean they need to switch they was number 1 in montreal 3-4 in ELEAGUE premier number 2 at dreamhack masters malmø so
2018-01-26 16:34
ROFL they won a tier 2 tournament 6 months ago, amazing dude. where have they been in oakland, BLAST, EPL S6, the major? when was the last time aizy got a positive rating?
2018-01-26 16:39
#107
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Europe keNLey94 
well they was in the tournament they are not supose to win it every time and who the hell would you take from denmark to replace them?
2018-01-26 16:40
''they are not supose to win it every time'' yeah they're supposed to finish 16th and 12th every time, wtf?? R U B I N O
2018-01-26 16:42
#111
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Europe keNLey94 
well they prefer danish players and I doesn't see why they are not suppose to end 12-16? they are prof they need to play the tournaments they are not based on 1-5 6-10 or 11-16 everything they need to do is to play and do what they can and they are making a lot of money so whatever you believe then theese guys can practice together and they can be deadly like everyone else and they will have bad times aswell and that's the life
2018-01-26 16:45
I'm sorry, but you're clueless on how teams work. The last 3 months have been an all-time low for North and you apparently think that's fine. You don't even know that rubino speaks danish. bye
2018-01-26 17:16
#141
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Europe keNLey94 
I do but I don't see why they should change when they went from a team their badly could qualify for anything and now they are between the 16 best but of cause a guy from netherlands doesn't know how that works because he never qualified for anything
2018-01-26 17:43
LMFAO okay you absolutely have no clue about anything at all why am I still talking to this 12 year old
2018-01-26 17:45
#146
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Europe keNLey94 
okay I don't know how things work of cause not try to earn succes first before you tell 5 people who play proffesional csgo what to do
2018-01-26 17:50
retard
2018-01-26 18:17
#154
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Europe keNLey94 
you to
2018-01-26 18:25
you can't spell correctly, you're illogical and unknowledgeable. don't even try to call me a retard
2018-01-26 18:43
#157
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Europe keNLey94 
I do because you litterly don't know anything about north you want rubino to take over haha he couldn't even make it out of groupstage at esl pro league with astralis so you want him to be their instead of aizy waow
2018-01-26 18:53
complete fucking moron 1. this is an all-time low for north you don't even know that and you say I don't know anything about north HAHAHAHA 2. you don't even know rubino speaks danish 3. you blame a stand-in for a team playing bad with a stand-in, proves once again you know absolutely nothing about professional counter-strike dumb little child
2018-01-26 18:57
#159
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Europe keNLey94 
well I knew but even if we take it on your 12 years old child way then lets say I didn't but you say I don't know anything about north okay I'm from denmark so I actually do I read every thing there comes about them you don't you just sit here waow that's amazing you can point out that aizy has been playing bad but that's the life you fool people play bad sometimes but what do you know about what he gives to the team you litterly know nothing so STFU kid when you know nothing you are a fucking kid from netherlands there things you know everything and you are not and no I'm not a pro and neither are you so stfu and let north decide their futher
2018-01-26 19:01
#160
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Europe keNLey94 
and everything they need to do is to go home and keep practice that's what they need to do, they have done good things many times so let them practice by themself and then they show you good result again and by the way I don't see you are north fan so why are you even talking
2018-01-26 19:04
rofl everything about you screams ''12 year old kiddo'' I need to be a north fan and a professional player in order to analyse CS? absolute fucking idiot :DDD Cya in 6 months when they finally make it to playoffs and you'll say ''see, they just needed to go home and practice'' fucking idiot
2018-01-26 19:06
#162
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Europe keNLey94 
waow you coulnd't even answer back on that and you analyst HAHA you are terrible and 6 month yeah right if you think there go 6 months then fine but I know they doesn't care about your opinion because they have something you don't have and that's moral if you even know what the fuck that means kid
2018-01-26 19:08
12 year old calls and adult a kid, haha classic. used to do that when I was 12, although I wasn't this braindead luckily
2018-01-26 19:09
#164
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Europe keNLey94 
well I'm 23 how old are you? you sounds like an idiot who thinks everything needs to be top perfect but it don't so fuck off
2018-01-26 19:10
HAHAHA 23, you can't spell whatsoever and every thing you say reminds me of a dumb little child. don't even try to fake your age
2018-01-26 19:12
#166
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Europe keNLey94 
stfu kid I'm 23 I asked how old are you you didn't answer that just tells me how ugly you are
2018-01-26 19:12
Rubino? Are u dumb? He did good!
2018-01-26 16:52
that's what I'm saying... he's available, replace aizy with rubino
2018-01-26 17:14
#178
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Denmark monroEski 
Hopefully this is just the first of many changes
2018-01-27 13:32
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my dad for never being there for me during my childhood
2018-01-26 15:29
Your Life goal is complete? Now you can die
2018-01-26 15:28
#54
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Russia vall3n 
Good Bye, Tormund! We'll miss you.
2018-01-26 15:40
scubab
2018-01-26 15:27
l
2018-01-26 15:27
#4
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Brazil coldzao2 
-cajunb +jugi
2018-01-26 15:28
#17
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Australia hnry2536 
+1
2018-01-26 15:28
cajun is a smart player hes just not an awper
2018-01-26 15:38
#73
Snajdan | 
New Zealand Ms2Y 
very smart player who cannot break 1.05 (2.0 rating)
2018-01-26 15:54
cuz hes playing as an awper rofl he got forced into it
2018-01-26 16:11
#110
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Brazil coldzao2 
lol awpers are usually star players pick any team except c9, every awper is a fucking banger
2018-01-26 16:44
the danish scene doesnt have any top awpers thats thy device and cajun had to become mainawpers cuz there are no fucking awpers in denmark besides jugi nowadays cajun really should go back to rifle again and take over aizys role
2018-01-26 16:48
#118
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Brazil coldzao2 
juuuuugiiiiiiiiii
2018-01-26 16:49
#127
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Portugal RepicK101 
Or mertz btw
2018-01-26 17:05
#168
Snajdan | 
New Zealand Ms2Y 
It's fucking north (PSG csgo divsion) just buy some good awper, they get better results playing with magisk without awp.
2018-01-26 20:06
psg csgo division? xd its fc copenhagen and they are not that rich
2018-01-26 20:08
PSG? It's FC Copenhagen dude...
2018-01-26 20:13
#109
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United States Jkhes 
-aizy +mertz. make cajun rifle
2018-01-26 16:43
THANK YOU FINALLY SOMEONE
2018-01-26 16:48
#149
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United States OrangeTM 
Or +mertz
2018-01-26 17:52
#5
Ukraine sidzy 
wow, legend
2018-01-26 15:28
#6
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
n1
2018-01-26 15:28
#7
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Denmark JustYes 
k
2018-01-26 15:28
ez
2018-01-26 15:28
great move, best igl of all time
2018-01-26 15:28
#11
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Yugoslavia broccket 
nice
2018-01-26 15:28
#12
shox | 
Latvia archm 
Nice
2018-01-26 15:28
#14
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Sweden Trkmag 
Danish shuffle?
2018-01-26 15:28
#15
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Poland slamcsgo 
ok
2018-01-26 15:28
#16
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Indonesia cucu_mak_erot 
legend, on par with zonic
2018-01-26 15:28
Konkel? 1 year?
2018-01-26 15:28
noice
2018-01-26 15:28
the coach was the problem not cajunb LOL
2018-01-26 15:28
after all, they are owned by the football club FC Copenhagen! And football teams usually change the coach, not the players :P
2018-01-26 15:31
Every MSL led team since nico was still in his prime has always had at least one (but usually two) players in roles they're not comfortable with ... or doing something they aren't very good at (compared to other people in their field). CajunB is another casualty of that.
2018-01-26 15:33
#23
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United States Jrfaster 
Not going to save the team lul
2018-01-26 15:29
#24
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
just dont pay them money, maybe then they will start play.
2018-01-26 15:29
#25
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Denmark oskarsports 
the start of the danish shuffle
2018-01-26 15:29
Nice, now bring mertz from the academy team, too.
2018-01-26 15:29
#27
barce | 
South Africa Barter6 
He couldn't be in the same room as them every day? That bad, huh?
2018-01-26 15:30
great move, ave know's his CS.
2018-01-26 15:30
#30
??? | 
Kazakhstan sundby 
gg
2018-01-26 15:30
#32
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Spain Arnau_Sil 
-CajunB
2018-01-26 15:31
#33
tarik | 
United Kingdom GLii 
just need cajunb and aizy out now
2018-01-26 15:31
#34
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Turkey haram123 
legend ave
2018-01-26 15:31
Hopefully this in only a step in the many steps required to reach the top for North.
2018-01-26 15:31
this is very unexpected news especially on part "We have looked long and hard at our setup and concluded, that we needed our First Team Coach to be in the office with the players every day. Due to Casper’s situation, that was not a possibility for him however."
2018-01-26 15:32
ave was a mastermind in his era, GL
2018-01-26 15:32
Gl ave, legend!!
2018-01-26 15:32
#40
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Serbia Removekebab13 
I think a danish shuffle is needed, probably mertz to north and then cajunb to heroic to be back to rifling, some nub from heroic to north acad, also kjaerbye exchange for valde
2018-01-26 15:33
#133
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Malta 74c00 
Kjaerbye best player in astralis wtf u talking about blyat
2018-01-26 17:19
'' I know that we share many of the same views on how to play the game." Well that worked great the last few months...
2018-01-26 15:34
he's gonna teach them how to use deagle trust me :)
2018-01-26 15:34
North most boring team in the scene..
2018-01-26 15:34
ahhh well, this might be a good change, sure. thru workin with the academy team for a long time and obviously his past glory in 1.6 im sure ave can be a great coach. but: if they think thats all they need to change then theyre gonna get their anusses destroyed just like it happened at the major xD
2018-01-26 15:35
#46
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Poland ryhupeja 
You can't fail with such a handsome coach!
2018-01-26 15:35
#47
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
Expected bigger change tbh
2018-01-26 15:36
legend
2018-01-26 15:37
#50
flusha | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
1.6 legend ave :) Hope it helps them, not enough teams who can challenge the top dawgs atm(SK,Faze).
2018-01-26 15:38
ave v zonic
2018-01-26 15:38
ave vs zonic vs robban vs kuben wew
2018-01-26 15:40
we are blessed
2018-01-26 15:46
#52
Sunde | 
Russia G0A1L 
both Danish teams have a one legendary mTw's players on coach position New Astralis?
2018-01-26 15:39
Best 1.6 igl, mastermind of his time
2018-01-26 15:39
AVE!!
2018-01-26 15:40
#56
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Venezuela BOBSENSEi 
zonic vs ave
2018-01-26 15:40
#58
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
woo, GL ave
2018-01-26 15:40
kick overrated konfig
2018-01-26 15:41
kick aizy ffs
2018-01-26 15:41
#63
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Brazil gbz1^ 
- cajunb + Sunde
2018-01-26 15:43
-k0nfig +magiskboy
2018-01-26 15:43
who?
2018-01-26 15:46
2002
2018-01-26 15:50
STFU NUBA
2018-01-26 15:51
Ave is for sure a Mastermind and a true legend with a lot in the bag to throw at North. Not sure this will help them though, the players needs to step up... Not the coach
2018-01-26 15:49
#69
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Russia k3ron 
AVE NORTH
2018-01-26 15:50
Rambo with broken headset is back. I hope someday he will stand-in for North. I'd like to see him back even if he will suck.
2018-01-26 15:52
#75
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
in 1 week aizy benched mertz on awp and cajun on rifle
2018-01-26 15:55
One of the most intelligent players back in 1.6, legendary . GL ave
2018-01-26 15:55
north who?
2018-01-26 15:56
#78
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Brazil ztxizhan 
whimp, ave, zonic, and minet have been fine around csgo scene. what about MJE and the monster trace?
2018-01-26 15:58
Arcadion could do good work as a coach as well I'm sure.
2018-01-26 20:19
won't fix their problems
2018-01-26 15:59
#80
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
ave is a real mastermind nice choice
2018-01-26 15:59
#81
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
new coach isn't the fix but whatever...
2018-01-26 16:01
Ave knows his shit, he was a brilliant caller back in the day. Still one of my all time favorite lineups was ave, whimp, MJE, Sunde and zonic
2018-01-26 16:01
Agreed!
2018-01-26 16:47
The problem is that MSL never could figure out where aizy fit in the puzzle, and got rid of magisk for valde as if that would help anything Ave is great but I have my doubts this is what the team really needs
2018-01-26 16:03
#85
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
legend
2018-01-26 16:03
#86
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Russia PugetSound 
ave wycc
2018-01-26 16:08
OG
2018-01-26 16:08
#88
Algeria W0r 
Are those old player with no job ? or they just quit a regular job for coaching ?
2018-01-26 16:09
still bad
2018-01-26 16:21
-MSL lul
2018-01-26 16:22
zonic = Astralis' coach and now ave = North coach. Good decision btw, mTw.dk was one of the best teams ever, along with Na`Vi, fnatic, SK, the Poles, NiP.
2018-01-26 16:25
#95
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
ez major now for em
2018-01-26 16:25
#96
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Poland Marcines 
i dont think that coach was a problem
2018-01-26 16:25
Mcdonalds is calling
2018-01-26 16:27
wtf? ave good ruggah better.
2018-01-26 16:29
#103
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
No
2018-01-26 16:38
Yes.
2018-01-26 16:39
#150
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
No
2018-01-26 17:53
#102
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
Ave <3
2018-01-26 16:38
holy fucking shit
2018-01-26 16:40
#112
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Europe keNLey94 
gl hf ave
2018-01-26 16:45
Alexander "ave" Holdt PogChamp //
2018-01-26 16:45
#115
REZ | 
Sweden klangoo 
North will always be the second-tier Danish team, as it is Immortals the second-tier Brazilian team
2018-01-26 16:47
Dude, north > astralis
2018-01-26 16:50
#126
REZ | 
Sweden klangoo 
shut up gold nova
2018-01-26 17:05
Rn their both trash heroic could be #2 rn
2018-01-26 17:04
Legend .GL
2018-01-26 16:50
#122
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
legend
2018-01-26 16:54
mortal team work incoming
2018-01-26 17:03
FUCKING BOT MSL
2018-01-26 17:03
A Danish Gavin Free.
2018-01-26 17:09
Well, it was not there the problem was but ok.
2018-01-26 17:17
-cajunb +JUGi
2018-01-26 17:20
#136
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Malta 74c00 
Kids don't remember that ave used to cheat back in the days :)
2018-01-26 17:20
#137
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Brazil cadik 
who
2018-01-26 17:22
#138
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
unexpected, but great move
2018-01-26 17:26
LuL problem isnt coach
2018-01-26 17:47
Wow another legendary titan :) im glad to see them still a part of scene
2018-01-26 18:22
#173
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Denmark Xipingu 
What a retarded change, it has nothing to do with the coaches. I'll tell you the probs right here: - CajunBOT's less than mediocre awping isn't sufficient. - Where the fuck was k0nfig? I'll tell you where, in the dumpster. Step up. - Aizy still too shit for tier 1. Solution: Tell shitfig to step up or gtfo, and kick CajunBOT and Aizy.
2018-01-26 21:26
#174
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Poland Vissi 
Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen Rating 2.0 0.91 all stats red I'm only dropping it here
2018-01-26 22:25
the legend, the best IGL of all time
2018-01-27 00:03
North could be a very solid lineup if they kick cajunb and get someone like JUGi. Young and hungry. JUGi awp is much better than cajunb's awp, and JUGI's rifles are miles better than cajunb. Cajunb may have more experience, but JUGi is definitely an upgrade in terms of RAW skill.
2018-01-27 03:36
the best IGL in 1.6
2018-02-10 06:37
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