North replace cajunb with mertz

North have announced that they have promoted Daniel "mertz" Mertz from their academy team to replace René "cajunb" Borg on their main roster.

The move follows North's disappointing campaign at ELEAGUE Major Boston, where they went out of the New Legends Stage with a shocking 0-3 record following defeats to Vega Squadron, Astralis and BIG.

The Danish side had come under pressure after a series of disappointing results had seen them end 2017 as only the ninth-best team in the world. During that year, the former dignitas team reached the final of three international events but won just one title, at DreamHack Open Montreal, as they fell short to G2 at both ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö.

René "cajunb" Borg, who has been moved to the bench for the time being, had been part of the team since May 2016, when he was involved in the trade deal that saw Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye move to Astralis from the then-dignitas squad. He had the worst tournament rating of North at ELEAGUE Major Boston, 0.73, after finishing all three matches in the red.

mertz is North's new AWPer

In a statement, North Director of Esports Jonas "whimp" Svendsen stressed that the organisation "needs to win titles" - a goal that he believes Daniel "mertz" Mertz will help them to reach.

The 19-year-old had long been tipped to break into the organisation’s main squad as soon as the opportunity arose. In 2017, he averaged a 1.18 rating on LAN and had above-average tournament ratings in all but two of the events he attended.

"I am honored to be given the opportunity to take a step up," mertz stated. "This is the reason I joined North Academy and what I have been working so hard for in the last ten months.

"I am ready to give it my all and help North kick ass again", said Daniel “mertz” Mertz about the chance."

The announcement comes just a week after North brought Alexander "ave" Holdt over from the academy squad to coach their main roster, replacing Casper "ruggah" Due, who had been part of the team’s setup since May 2016.

mertz will make his first appearance for North at the $150,000 cs_summit 2, which will run from February 8-11 in Los Angeles, California.

North are now:

Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså
Denmark Daniel "mertz" Mertz

Denmark Alexander "ave" Holdt (coach)

Denmark René "cajunb" Borg (backup)

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.03
DPR:
0.13
APR:
0.03
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 Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
ROSTER CHANGE AFTER MAJOR INCOMING BOISE
2018-01-29 15:04
#25
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
WTF
2018-01-29 15:04
#55
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
such a classic north move
2018-01-29 15:05
Wtf why
2018-01-29 15:13
#133
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Cause they are ruthless
2018-01-29 15:13
oooooooooooffffffffffff
2018-01-29 15:30
-rubino -magisk thank me later.....
2018-01-29 15:34
#378
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Germany KRY2k 
Because Mertz is a GOD
2018-01-29 23:22
haha true
2018-01-29 15:13
So you are saying teams should stick with shitty players and not make any roster changes because what? Because they will hurt feeling of the guy they are kicking? What is this a fucking kindergarden or a professional e-sport that aspires to be taken seriously?
2018-01-29 17:06
#293
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
cajunb has the best rating on the team as of recent. mertz rating is slightly higher again teams 2-3 tiers lower. aizy is a weaker link than cajunb.
2018-01-29 17:15
cajun is way too pasive with an awp for a team that aspire to win events, if teams wants to win they need an awper that will take inniciative from time to time, make an opening, that is one of the reasons why FaZe needed to kick Allu, he wasn't bad but they needed someone more aggresive, not someone who will hold the same angle for a minute, playing like this is good enough for tier 2 teams but definitely not for tier 1 teams.
2018-01-29 17:31
#332
dupreeh | 
Denmark Hety 
the thing is cajun is a really good rifler aswell ;)
2018-01-29 18:46
He is definately an OK player if you disregard the major. They don't need an OK player though :)
2018-01-29 21:47
#373
dupreeh | 
Denmark Hety 
you got to be kidding me? he got more experience than any other of the players on that team, i still think they made a big mistake not removing aizy instead, ain't no role cajun can't fill.
2018-01-29 22:33
#381
oBo | 
United States Plactus 
Cajun to mans not hot confirmed
2018-01-30 00:04
#61
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Argentina artemioo 
Holy potatoes.
2018-01-29 15:05
mertz is ok
2018-01-29 15:08
#31
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United States donaldjae 
WOAH
2018-01-29 15:04
Expected after his choke in the major, especially the last chance game when he failed 2x in the most important part of the match
2018-01-30 13:08
#40
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar 
very bad ...
2018-01-29 15:04
#63
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France Meerkat_ 
this one is pretty unexpected
2018-01-29 15:05
#374
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
"Unexpected" LUL
2018-01-29 22:37
#64
Nifty | 
Hungary Baliz 
Why not Jugi????
2018-01-29 15:05
mertz was already in the acadamy team and so he was free for north to move to the main team
2018-01-29 15:06
#232
Nifty | 
Hungary Baliz 
yeah but in my oppinion he would be better for them i'm not saying that mertz isn't good enough but Jugi deserves a better team.
2018-01-29 16:02
sure jugi might be miles better but i doubt north would want to pay 100k+ for him when they could first try out mertz for free for a few months
2018-01-29 16:02
#235
Nifty | 
Hungary Baliz 
Yeah you have a point
2018-01-29 16:03
ye, you probably right
2018-01-31 09:09
#342
BnTeT | 
Indonesia TopChek 
I agree with chaostic + really there's not too much sense to keep academy team if you don't give a shot go young promising players from there.
2018-01-29 19:08
jugi gon replace dev1ce
2018-01-29 15:08
jugi is insane though
2018-01-29 15:12
na i played against pretty shit :D
2018-01-29 16:43
#305
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Brazil coldzao2 
heroic wont let him go he has insane buyout price
2018-01-29 17:44
lol
2018-01-29 15:05
#143
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Germany sommares 
Astralis - ? + ?
2018-01-29 15:16
-dupreeh +cajunb
2018-01-29 15:42
haha no way
2018-01-29 15:49
-kjaerbye +Cajunb/jugi if device doesn’t want to AWP anymore
2018-01-29 15:53
#254
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
I agree that if anyone should be cut, its kjaerbye, but he acutally bounced back pretty well during the last months of 2017.
2018-01-29 16:20
He is actually a shaky aim cheater
2018-01-29 16:34
#263
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Yeah, his stats clearly tells the story of a cheater. idiot xD
2018-01-29 16:34
Cheaters can be with awful stats. sf agrees ;)
2018-01-29 16:35
#265
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
why do I even attempt to reason with trolls.
2018-01-29 16:36
No trolling here.
2018-01-29 16:36
No one on the pro scene has shaky aim. Blatant aimbot with FaceIt Secure function on
2018-01-29 16:36
#270
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
just leave me alone. you have no clue :)
2018-01-29 16:37
Search youtube, naive boy
2018-01-29 16:37
You're the naive one if u think he's cheating and no anitcheat at all those lans would've caught him
2018-01-29 17:27
sure, like KQLY
2018-01-30 07:49
Yeah cause Kqly surely did a lot of top tournaments in csgo, ehm no..
2018-01-30 13:52
retarded? KQLY played majors
2018-01-31 01:40
#354
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Germany sommares 
true tho
2018-01-29 20:13
#353
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Germany sommares 
devve will play awp, it was announced a few days ago
2018-01-29 20:13
#222
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North America MootK 
BATTLESTATIONS, EVERYONE!!!!
2018-01-29 15:52
#397
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Latvia Zigis 
Gj dude :D
2018-01-30 08:04
worst move ever.
2018-01-29 22:47
yes
2018-01-31 14:18
#2
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
R O S T E R C H A N G E S I N C
2018-01-29 15:04
#3
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Estonia swag420weed 
Expected
2018-01-29 15:08
First
2018-01-29 15:04
After the third, yeah (._.')
2018-01-29 15:37
Kys
2018-01-29 17:13
Girls who make "First" comments should kill themselves. You are that girl.
2018-01-29 18:55
Stfu noscener
2018-01-29 19:18
Stfu jonty
2018-01-29 21:06
#5
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
Expected
2018-01-29 15:04
#359
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Sweden Flukey 
+1 Cajun has had a poor performance the last few tournaments they have actually attended.
2018-01-29 20:45
#6
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Italy H1GHPLAYER 
Bs
2018-01-29 15:04
#7
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Norway BBonden 
Good trade
2018-01-29 15:04
#8
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Other _Kan0n 
Huh?
2018-01-29 15:04
#9
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Turkey Ch0p$1sh 
Expected
2018-01-29 15:04
#10
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Sweden Slappy :) 
finnaly #thorinwasright
2018-01-29 15:04
Fuck thorin
2018-01-29 15:06
#201
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
Thorin makes more money than your dad shut up.
2018-01-29 15:41
Definately doesn’t. Then again you know my dad personally of course.
2018-01-29 15:43
#209
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
hltv.org/forums/threads/1681683/karrigan.. everything you say is invalid. Have a good day pleb!
2018-01-29 15:46
394 posts checks out. Not sure what your argument is here buddy... probably a generic public schooler. Expected from dole monkey.
2018-01-29 15:51
That is quite a rarity, indeed.
2018-01-29 15:11
#155
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Italy davidedibe 
+1
2018-01-29 15:19
lol
2018-01-29 15:04
Lul
2018-01-29 15:04
Unexpected
2018-01-29 15:04
#14
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Hahahha
2018-01-29 15:04
WHAT
2018-01-29 15:04
#16
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Singapore BOOMZOOM 
unexpected
2018-01-29 15:04
#17
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United States xSleader 
Unfortunate
2018-01-29 15:04
Fantastic move. This kid's got talent.
2018-01-29 15:04
Cajun > aizy tho
2018-01-29 15:14
Lol what
2018-01-29 15:18
The issue is, they need an AWPer, CajunB goes missing on T sides, and CT sides against stronger AWPers than he. Aizy has improved in the last few months, even though Norths results have gone down. I think age is one of the biggest factors. Finally, Cajun was always a big personality, potentially clashing with MSL. Although I think both moves are required.
2018-01-29 15:18
Even with clashing personalities, which isn't always the worst thing in the world, Cajun at this point is still insanely versatile and brings a lot to any team he is on. What aizy does for North now, I think Cajun can do better (imo). ... This is just another case of an MSL team putting a good rifler into the AWP role, watching him struggle, and cutting him (without addressing any other problems). North still won't be winning titles with how the roles of MSL/valde/k0nfig/aizy work though.
2018-01-29 15:41
#205
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Estonia swag420weed 
North could play just like fnatic, without awping as T
2018-01-29 15:44
You clearly overrate mertz, he is about tier 5 player while cajunb can deliver tier 2 performance, bad trade you will see, this onliner is not good enough
2018-01-29 20:35
wtf?
2018-01-29 15:04
#21
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Australia JingleBells 
10th...or so i thought
2018-01-29 15:04
told you so
2018-01-29 15:04
#23
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Turkey tastemycobra 
woo finally
2018-01-29 15:04
Well I predicted it and Im happy for mertz he deserve it
2018-01-29 15:04
This is a very very good move! But mertz has to prove himself to be not an onliner! Very excited to see him play! He has such a high skill ceiling its incredible!
2018-01-29 15:05
#27
kNgV- | 
Portugal ArturS 
what
2018-01-29 15:04
#28
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Brazil diixon 
This Guy is so good.
2018-01-29 15:04
#29
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France Gugus_Patacus 
Woooow
2018-01-29 15:04
#30
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
classic
2018-01-29 15:04
#32
Turkey ao1 
LOL
2018-01-29 15:04
#33
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Brazil mth^ 
it was fast
2018-01-29 15:04
RIP
2018-01-29 15:04
DAMMN
2018-01-29 15:04
#36
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
Finally thank god but hoped it was jugi...
2018-01-29 15:05
#78
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France AnTr3aS48 
Ikr that guy is unreal
2018-01-29 15:06
#210
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Denmark chrkloster 
Don't think RFRSH would sell cheap to North if they were to buy him out.
2018-01-29 15:47
Not expected
2018-01-29 15:04
expected
2018-01-29 15:04
#39
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Paraguay imjustmau 
1ST ROSTER CHANGE CONFIRMED
2018-01-29 15:04
WHAT
2018-01-29 15:05
#42
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United States NoSexyTime4Me 
Now time to remove aizy aswell!
2018-01-29 15:05
no way
2018-01-29 15:05
#162
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
I agree with the name.
2018-01-29 15:23
#44
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Denmark beastd 
LUUUL FUCK NORTH
2018-01-29 15:05
still gonna choke out of qualifiers
2018-01-29 15:05
expected
2018-01-29 15:05
#47
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Norway Warerks 
who?
2018-01-29 15:05
I SAY CAJUN YOU SAY B CAJUN B CAJUN B CAJUN B
2018-01-29 15:05
#49
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Canada mandydingo 
Should've kicked aizey ffs
2018-01-29 15:05
#50
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Brazil WWWWWWW 
lol
2018-01-29 15:05
expected
2018-01-29 15:05
#52
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
CajunaBOT gone mertz better than him
2018-01-29 15:05
#53
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Brazil ^7|1 
cajung to heroic?
2018-01-29 15:05
to north academy lul
2018-01-29 15:10
#54
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Hungary R4MMy 
First one, gg :D
2018-01-29 15:05
#56
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
Cajunb going to astralis? Xddd
2018-01-29 15:05
#57
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
I say cajun you say bye :(
2018-01-29 15:07
Bye
2018-01-29 15:18
#59
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Who?
2018-01-29 15:05
#60
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
It's happening hahaha
2018-01-29 15:05
#62
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Greece Phlebas117 
cajun did nothing wrong
2018-01-29 15:05
#67
 | 
Brazil cadik 
LMAO
2018-01-29 15:05
PogChampik VP next
2018-01-29 15:05
#69
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Europe Dan Zero 
Finally!!!
2018-01-29 15:05
#70
s1mple | 
Germany N0vaa 
Such bullshit kick valde or aizy. Cajun is a hot head but still more consistent and brought a lot more experience to the team
2018-01-29 15:05
#88
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Australia saxonkeane 
I don't understand why they refuse they get rid of aizy, He is terrible
2018-01-29 15:07
At this point, it's time to assume MSL and aizy are passionate lovers and big aizy knows how to sling. NoHomo
2018-01-29 15:32
#323
s1mple | 
Germany N0vaa 
true true, but hey kick arguably your best player after going 0-3 at the major XD
2018-01-29 18:17
second time they did it lol First magisk now cajunb North really want to be a tier3 team haha Maybe they can win tier3 events
2018-01-29 19:11
In what world kicking Valde is better than kicking Cajunb?
2018-01-30 03:26
i like this, promoting academy players.
2018-01-29 15:05
#272
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Switzerland Alzameister 
should have kicked aizy tho and finally put cajun back to rifling
2018-01-29 16:38
#72
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Turkey Sekolelele 
Finally..
2018-01-29 15:06
#73
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Poland Astoner55 
ayyy
2018-01-29 15:06
#74
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Portugal lvr1 
FUCK YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
2018-01-29 15:06
#75
fnx | 
Poland redfinka 
kick MSL finally
2018-01-29 15:06
+1
2018-01-29 15:10
#76
fer | 
Brazil cyrax12 
ez
2018-01-29 15:06
bye rene
2018-01-29 15:06
#79
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World LeviathaNz 
aizy is the problem... certainly not cajunb. It won't work and they'll see it soon enough until they kick him. The guy was only good when he was in the place of k0nfig. But k0nfig is a lot better than aizy in that spot. GL cajunb and gl mertz
2018-01-29 15:06
#82
Denmark pdn- 
Amazing they havent figured out yet, that they wont get anywhere with MSL as their IGL
2018-01-29 15:06
Who would be better than MSL?
2018-01-29 15:09
#274
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
+tarik
2018-01-29 16:38
Someone they could actually replace.
2018-01-29 18:02
I feel the same way. As an individual, MSL isn't bad, especially for an IGL, but his tactics are holding them back imo. Don't think there's a good replacement they could get though.
2018-01-29 15:33
#83
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Europe MrMalisz 
Actaully it's a very sick move! GL
2018-01-29 15:06
#84
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France MIK120 
FINALLY!
2018-01-29 15:07
-MSL + ChrisJ
2018-01-29 15:07
#111
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Germany Constikdw 
chris probably doesnt speak danish
2018-01-29 15:10
-danish player + mouz players , ez north top10
2018-01-29 15:24
no bait
2018-01-29 15:24
yeah but i'm pretty sure all north players speak english alright
2018-01-29 16:38
unexpected but necessary
2018-01-29 15:07
#87
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
JUGI WAS TOO EXPENSIVE?
2018-01-29 15:07
nope, mertz was free
2018-01-29 15:10
Gratz Mertz, I hope he will show them how good he is
2018-01-29 15:07
WHENEVER I SAY CAJUN YOU SAY B, CAJUN B CAJUN B CAJUN B.
2018-01-29 15:08
FEELSBADMAN
2018-01-29 15:24
YOU DUN FUCKED UP NOW A A RON
2018-01-29 15:08
#343
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
Hahaha :D
2018-01-29 19:08
mertz=bot
2018-01-29 15:08
Finally, needed to happen
2018-01-29 15:08
#95
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Hungary lemusz 
replacing their best player is not so clever
2018-01-29 15:08
#96
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Asia bossen1 
lmeao
2018-01-29 15:08
#97
 | 
Israel ranco101 
RIP
2018-01-29 15:08
#98
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
nice
2018-01-29 15:08
aizy still in team lul
2018-01-29 15:09
#102
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Poland Az1m 
Wtf
2018-01-29 15:09
#103
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Macau Bent0 
good bye forever cajunb
2018-01-29 15:09
finally changes , most overrated team ever.
2018-01-29 15:09
#107
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Denmark goFaZe! 
LOL WAT
2018-01-29 15:09
#109
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
he never found his form tbh,his crosshair placement in this tournament was way off (more than usual from him) and he was shit hf mertz
2018-01-29 15:10
#276
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Switzerland Alzameister 
Ofc he is shit when he gets forced to ply the awp role, they should have kicked aizy instead of cajun and put cajun back to the rifling role
2018-01-29 16:39
#341
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
hmm that seems interesting actually
2018-01-29 19:08
#114
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Portugal rayNeen 
Why not jugi?
2018-01-29 15:11
#115
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GL mertz & ave!
2018-01-29 15:11
LUL finally
2018-01-29 15:11
Mertz hahhah, why not Jugi rofl
2018-01-29 15:11
#123
 | 
United States Noobtastic 
mertz was probably cheaper
2018-01-29 15:12
Mertz was for free...
2018-01-29 15:55
#119
 | 
United States Noobtastic 
@genuine_trash called this, finally north has a awper they can use aggressively
2018-01-29 15:12
#121
 | 
Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Magiskboy was the problem Kappa
2018-01-29 15:12
- 2 pro players + 2 nonames welcome to tier5 again lolz danish
2018-01-29 15:12
ave nonamer HAHAHA,go away from hltv stupid rusky
2018-01-29 15:15
magisk > valde stupid noflag
2018-01-29 15:20
#124
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Tunisia wotup_newfag 
Cajunb is the problem again
2018-01-29 15:12
#125
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
FUCK OFF
2018-01-29 15:12
#126
 | 
Latvia Faaakk 
Why not jugi ?O_O
2018-01-29 15:12
Hes going to astralis soon instead of devve
2018-01-29 15:17
How good is this guy? better then jugi? havent watched danish low tier scene
2018-01-29 15:12
i say there is not much difference but i would take cajunb any given day rather than incosistent fucks jugi,mertz
2018-01-29 15:13
#178
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Russia Sur10n 
this
2018-01-29 15:31
#174
Aleksib | 
New Zealand gaxen 
One of the biggest onliners.
2018-01-29 15:28
Does he awp? Or is someone else going to get the main awper position?
2018-01-29 15:49
#221
Aleksib | 
New Zealand gaxen 
Yup
2018-01-29 15:51
#128
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Brazil cadik 
BOT Mertz
2018-01-29 15:12
Oh yeah boy now -aizy +AnJ
2018-01-29 15:13
#136
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
LUL
2018-01-29 15:14
Cajun > mertz , jugi any day
2018-01-29 15:14
#138
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Hungary lemusz 
lets buy cajunB stickerz boiz
2018-01-29 15:15
#140
Boo | 
France mbl4 
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ??!
2018-01-29 15:16
#141
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Syria Asiimov 
TOLD YALL!
2018-01-29 15:16
Expected, now replace device wiyh jugi and make dkcs great again!
2018-01-29 15:16
very good. now -aizy
2018-01-29 15:17
#145
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Croatia mds818 
bullshit imo mertz is a choker
2018-01-29 15:17
#146
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Why does every Danish team kick cajun???
2018-01-29 15:17
#147
ZywOo | 
Canada pain^ 
it has started bois
2018-01-29 15:17
Drop MSL or forever worse then heroic.
2018-01-29 15:17
How did cajun's skill drop so much since 2014-15
2018-01-29 15:17
lol why
2018-01-29 15:18
#157
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
rubino WHEN?
2018-01-29 15:20
poor cajung not his fault the team was bad
2018-01-29 15:21
yeah even the "star player" k0nfig was shit
2018-01-29 16:46
#159
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
BOT device will be next kicked awper in danish scene.
2018-01-29 15:21
lmao y do you hate device?
2018-01-29 15:48
#268
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
because he is overrated mediocre player
2018-01-29 16:37
hopefuly, Mertz will prove himself just like Golden and we'll see more academies all around
2018-01-29 15:21
i can't understand how everyone is failing to see that k0nfig is the worst player in the team? he's destroying the potential North have with his shallow playstyle a very tactically weak player who is given responsibilities that are bigger than him
2018-01-29 15:22
Wow I didn't know WHIMP was the director for North. He Ave what it takes(DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE? PLEASE DO)
2018-01-29 15:23
Who is this dude? I havent watched many north academy games so i dont know how hes been played lately. Is he cajunb tier?
2018-01-29 15:24
FUCKING RIP lmao
2018-01-29 15:25
#170
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Brazil wAc 
this team will never be good with MSL, worst aimer in the tier 1-3 , very bad IGL, he adds nothing to the team, maybe should become coach
2018-01-29 15:25
zeus has worse aim even tho i like him
2018-01-29 15:48
#362
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Brazil wAc 
Zeus is good clutcher, sometimes make some nice plays
2018-01-29 20:54
"sometimes"
2018-01-29 21:32
#171
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
Meh.. CajunB was not an problem.
2018-01-29 15:25
Mertz and Valde reunited <3
2018-01-29 15:27
#173
aizy | 
Asia glacecs 
Gonna miss cajunb's awp shots
2018-01-29 15:27
:O
2018-01-29 15:29
#176
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Russia Sur10n 
BibleThump I say Cajun BibleThump you say B BibleThump Cajun BibleThump B BibleThump Cajun BibleThump B BibleThump
2018-01-29 15:30
#182
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
It was either mertz or jUGI - it's a shame really... Cajunb is a solid fragger all-round and I think aizy was the most underwhelming at the Major aside from that one game. Cajunb did miss a load of shots, though. Let us see how he will fair on a team like HEROIC or North Academy. Best of luck, Cajun. :)
2018-01-29 15:33
Yeah, honestly I feel like aizy's the one who should've been cut from the team. Cajunb is still a good rifler, and in my opinion he's more versatile than aizy. Still, the change happened now, so we can only hope for North to finally have some success and cajun to continue playing well on another team, be it as a rifler or as an AWPer.
2018-01-29 16:02
#245
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Yeah agreed. I digressed my point more in this atrocious topic: hltv.org/forums/threads/1682229/msl-bot Overall I feel he was unjustifiably cut from the team as statistics wise he's actually better than most. People are blaming MSL for the change, yet he only has an opinion and it was North Management that made the change, not MSL. On paper it would be a good idea to bring a new talent from the academy team up in place of Cajunb - doesn't matter whether we see the move as unjustified or not in actuality. I can understand the logic behind the decision, I just think it was unjust is all. At one point in 2016 I called aizy the best Danish player in CS:GO because of his stint in Dignitas at the god and FaZe as the clutcher. He was the perfect player and therefore on paper the move to North (second best Danish team) was actually good. It's a shame nothing more came from that, sadly... I like Aizy a lot and he still has some of those moments, but the cobblestone game against BIG saw aizy practically missing from the server. Mind you - all of the players didn't really turn up and they were obviously nervous AND pressured from Tabsen and Nex's constant surge of performances and impact-rounds.
2018-01-29 16:11
I can only agree to all that. And unfortunately people tend to judge too quickly over the smallest of things. One reason that MSL has this reputation within this community is that apparently he had forced Pimp into the AWPing role, but what many seem not to know is that Pimp wanted to be an AWPer, or at least he wanted it so that his team could progress. Pimp also mentioned in a video of Thooorin how him and MSL had their differences between their ideologies of how to play the game, and now some people seem to think that just because Pimp was kicked from the team (I can't exactly remember how he was kicked), MSL must be the initiator of this kick aswell, and even better, people believe that it was the same reason again with him forcing cajunb into the AWPing role. As for aizy, ever since the end of 2015 up until the start of 2017 I wanted him to replace RUBINO in North (I'm talking about the lineup that had Magisk), but just a month before that move actually happened, I started to doubt it, since I wasn't sure as to how North would efficiently work out their support system without neglecting the AWPing role. In the end my concerns appeared to become true, since Magisk unfortunately dropped off by a lot. It's not as though I'm trying to blame aizy, but I'm afraif that this change was not at all what North needed, even if RUBINO left on his own.
2018-01-29 16:24
#260
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Yeah... a very good post here indeed. It's unfortunate the timing was off within the Danish scene at the time, otherwise I think a pretty strong team would've been in the works. MSL overall is a very strict IGL much like Ex6TenZ, so Pimp, cajunb and obviously aizy were far too constricted in comparison to there other roles. Whilst MSL is mostly innocent in all of his accusations, he's not exactly the kindest IGL in the world. People accuse MSL outright of being the main problem with North, but I disagree with this entirely. He's a fantastic IGL overall and despite his mid-round calls leading them into a ditch, I think he should be respected for the work he does for North, not disliked, disrespected or wrongly accused.
2018-01-29 16:32
I completely agree, in terms of tactics MSL is doing one of the best jobs that an IGL can do in my opinion. He is very strict, which can be both productive and counterproductive, but he's no bad IGL by any means. And sure, he's not the kindest IGL out there, but I agree that regardless of that he should at least be respected for his efforts. After all, he's putting in all this work and being unkind at times exactly because he wants his team to win. One cannot blame him for that, really.
2018-01-29 16:37
#275
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Agreed. :) Thank you for yet another delightful and pleasant conversation, friend. :) Have a good day. :)
2018-01-29 16:39
The pleasure is mine, I really enjoy talking to you! :) Have a good day aswell. :D
2018-01-29 16:41
Nice to be able to witness a proper mature discussion every once in a while.
2018-01-29 23:15
#379
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I'll admit - it's a rare oddity, but it does happen. :) I love having conversations with others and could do so all day practically. It's a blessing users like "Imodeode" exist for me to be able to that. :) A pleasure, Dare_Dev1L. :D Have a good day. :)
2018-01-29 23:30
:] nice
2018-01-30 01:00
#183
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Namibia banned_so 
sorry but msl and konfig are the problem
2018-01-29 15:34
#186
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Romania SkipLD 
Nice. Mertz showed great potential in North.academy
2018-01-29 15:34
remove their best player, okay
2018-01-29 15:34
#189
suNny | 
Finland suNny1 
North Academy > North OMEGALUL
2018-01-29 15:36
When I say Cajun, you say.....Out?^^ Sorry to hear this new, but it had been going this way for the past couple of years. Maybe it's time to retire now, as he doesn't seem to me to be the coaching type of guy, but what do I know.
2018-01-29 15:36
Huge misstep, they should've gotten JUGi, they just wasted a spot on a potential good awper for someone who has shown to be becoming by far the best danish awper ever in csgo
2018-01-29 15:40
canjub is out and MSL is still in .. ROFL xD
2018-01-29 15:37
#195
FalleN | 
France nyygma 
Rip cajunB, welcome K0nfig's cousin
2018-01-29 15:38
#196
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Argentina Hero23 
1st magisk and now cajunb goodluck north org
2018-01-29 15:38
replacing cajunb but keeping MSL and aizy. nice move, can't wait to see North performing even worse than before. shit team
2018-01-29 15:39
Finally
2018-01-29 15:40
bad decision
2018-01-29 15:41
rip cajun
2018-01-29 15:44
kick msl ffs
2018-01-29 15:45
What a stupid move! North is going down motherfackers
2018-01-29 15:45
HAHA OLD NORTH > NEW NORTH
2018-01-29 15:50
WHATTTTTTTT? Cajunb is a good player ffs.
2018-01-29 15:50
from tier1 to tier 3 other bad move +magisk +cajunb -mertz -valde
2018-01-29 15:51
#224
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Denmark moosp 
CajunBot is the biggest choker on the danish scene. He couldn't hit a elephant with the awp if it was an important match. Great swap. Mertz is a beast.
2018-01-29 15:54
KICK FAKING BOTMSL
2018-01-29 15:54
deserved
2018-01-29 15:57
finally the choke effect gone Now they have a chance to win events
2018-01-29 15:59
XDDDDDDDD
2018-01-29 15:59
1st mistake:replacing magisk with aizy 2nd mistake:replacing cajunb 3rd mistake:keeping aizy and msl
2018-01-29 16:01
Lag
2018-01-29 16:01
#236
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United Kingdom trtr098 
4 star aimers and 1 bot igl let's see how this works out
2018-01-29 16:03
#237
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Malaysia K2tan 
Hahahahah hahahaha rip NORTH ACADEMY Btw Mertz sucks on lan
2018-01-29 16:04
#238
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Brazil XEMBAO 
wtf hahahaha
2018-01-29 16:04
Cajun was with K0nfi the highest rated player on North.. Only because he had 3 Bad maps in the major this is how it works
2018-01-29 16:04
#240
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China Yao_Ming 
tier 3 player in a tier 3 team perfect fit
2018-01-29 16:06
#241
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
when did they ever kick ass? oh that 1 tournament obvious problem is MSL not the fraggers
2018-01-29 16:09
Xd
2018-01-29 16:08
#243
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Turkey srtn16 
finally
2018-01-29 16:09
yea keep on msl, right move :_)
2018-01-29 16:10
wowo
2018-01-29 16:13
#247
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
Cajunb is a decent veteran awper, but sometimes North needed more than a decent. I hope next step will be the end of MSL's leading role. Idk try Hunden
2018-01-29 16:13
Cajunb was a great rifler and I guess in a way his rep got ruined because he had to go to full time awping basically. hope he finds a good team because the guy is still insanely good.
2018-01-29 16:17
#383
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
What options does he have, except for heroic basically
2018-01-30 00:30
maybe an international lineup. he could even go to an NA team if he really wanted. he could join heroic and wait a while to see how astralis continues to perform. if they go downhill i'd see him get picked up again (although I doubt this will happen).
2018-01-30 01:33
#248
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United States SladesterG 
Lol Cajun was the highest rated player dumbest move possible
2018-01-29 16:13
#249
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Iceland caverat 
cajunb astralis (T1) - north (T2) - now (?) rip :(
2018-01-29 16:15
lul how about jugi?
2018-01-29 16:15
WTF???
2018-01-29 16:16
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Should've replaced msl and made cajun the fulltime IGL and got in an awper, cause cajun is too stationary with the awp.
2018-01-29 16:18
no jugi?
2018-01-29 16:26
need jugi
2018-01-29 16:26
North tier 3... WP!
2018-01-29 16:33
i say mert you say z
2018-01-29 16:41
mert
2018-01-29 16:42
#283
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Belgium jCySdruvia 
Niceeeeee! Mertz is fuckin GOD! im portuguese and i love him, after portuguese players my fav player for sure! he has quality to be in tier 1 team clearly!
2018-01-29 16:47
#284
Estonia rYm 
idiots?
2018-01-29 16:47
lmao what about aizy? :D didnt see him fragging in past 2 years
2018-01-29 16:51
#286
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Poland crouzzz 
cajun b the best of them - benched LUL
2018-01-29 16:53
Debatable...
2018-01-29 17:16
#392
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
I think maybe most reliable is accurate. He wasn't great in the major but honestly the whole team kinda sucked. I know he does a lot of calling and is a great rifler, so I honestly just think he should've been moved to IGL and MSL moved to coach instead of them getting Ave as the new coach.
2018-01-30 05:27
I say cajun you say? -allu +cajunb?
2018-01-29 16:54
#288
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
Great move!
2018-01-29 17:03
#290
RpK | 
Russia DCoult 
idiots.... WTF??? no brain///
2018-01-29 17:12
tier4 player instead of cajunb, this guy barely perform against tier3 teams, and North pick him up? stupid danes, enjoy being tier2-3 now dickheads
2018-01-29 17:12
Cloud9 picked Stewie2k who was basically only a pug player. Turned out pretty well.
2018-01-29 17:35
#319
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Malta Trance_Lover 
I remember Stewie when he was back in Splyce, didn't seem like some incredible talent then. Took him a good half-year to start doing good on cloud9.
2018-01-29 18:09
Very nice choise. no more cajunbot
2018-01-29 17:17
#296
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United States Freakmode 
At least they made a roster move even if it’s the wrong one
2018-01-29 17:19
fucking retards just -msl with a decent igl who can actually frag
2018-01-29 17:21
#299
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
wtf
2018-01-29 17:26
#301
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP Cajunb!
2018-01-29 17:30
How the hell is aizy still in this team?
2018-01-29 17:34
Because he is good at sucking msl;s dick.
2018-01-29 17:45
#306
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Spain Alser 
hmmmm we'll see if this is ok?
2018-01-29 17:44
#309
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
WTF
2018-01-29 17:51
#310
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Turkey 0vercast 
So they think cajunb was the only problem ?
2018-01-29 17:52
-msl +any choker
2018-01-29 17:53
#312
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Italy AlCapone1925 
RIP bro #feelsbadman
2018-01-29 17:55
#314
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Chile nachooww 
FeelsBadMan
2018-01-29 18:02
#315
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United States darkun 
i love watching danish teams lose... this major was amazing because of that.
2018-01-29 18:04
lul
2018-01-29 18:51
"kick ass again" when did they ever kick ass?
2018-01-29 18:08
#317
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Malta Trance_Lover 
I dont see Cajun coming back from this.
2018-01-29 18:08
#393
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
There's a couple of good free agents out there in Dennis, Rubino and Znajder (very underrated IMO). There's definitely material to put a new team together under some org.
2018-01-30 05:28
#318
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Finland ginbay 
Aand take out their best player..
2018-01-29 18:09
#320
jOELZ | 
Finland jleh 
LOL will they never kick the real problem which is fucking MSL:DDDDDDD
2018-01-29 18:11
#334
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Canada raynnn 
+1000
2018-01-29 18:54
#321
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Spain akproxx 
yes finally a good awper sad for cajunb myabe he can join a internacional team or heroic
2018-01-29 18:16
#322
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Germany NiceC 
nice, mertz is good. HF
2018-01-29 18:14
kick MSL ffs
2018-01-29 18:18
#326
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United Kingdom tr4c 
-aizy WHEN
2018-01-29 18:26
Why lol kick one of the bots instead
2018-01-29 18:34
:( feel bad for him
2018-01-29 18:37
#331
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France StickyRice 
aizy and MSL still in lul. Happy and SIXER style i guess.
2018-01-29 18:42
You must be joking if your hint is that MSL or aizy should be removed from the team. Do you actually watch their games? :)
2018-01-29 18:57
he is such an idiot
2018-01-30 00:31
Endless amount of idiots on this site, bro.. It's sad.
2018-01-30 05:20
#336
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
doesnt matter, still tier 3 XD
2018-01-29 18:56
#337
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United States BLaCkKobRa 
cajunb is good, the igl just didnt know how to use him.. and mertz def is a downgrade compared to cajun
2018-01-29 18:57
Yeah MSL seems to be kinda clueless how to use some of his players to be honest .. Same happened with magisk and k0nfig.. Give such firepower ( cajun k0fing magisk valde or RUBINO ... ) and they will do much better than he did..
2018-02-04 08:52
Everyone changes except VP...
2018-01-29 18:57
#340
Laz | 
Denmark Verix 
expected
2018-01-29 18:59
Why ????????????????????????????? JUGi is the best
2018-01-29 19:19
#347
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Europe KappaKaako 
Dis is big now even if this doesnt work fuck it kick MSL too and get more firepower let MSL be coach
2018-01-29 19:29
wtf... ripjunb
2018-01-29 19:34
im sure cajun was the problem ROLF
2018-01-29 19:38
expected more than anything else seriously...
2018-01-29 19:49
Who dat
2018-01-29 20:10
mertz is so bad on lan xD wow so sad life for north
2018-01-29 20:12
wasn't magisk there best player?
2018-01-29 20:22
I KNEW IT
2018-01-29 20:30
#357
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
MERTZ > cajunb
2018-01-29 20:30
#360
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Poland ramones1 
gud luck
2018-01-29 20:47
cajunb ma Boy :(
2018-01-29 20:48
#363
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Brazil Collee 
Good move. Now -aizy +magisk
2018-01-29 20:58
#364
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Portugal dracø 
It had to happen, sadly cajunb was a victim of msl's system and had to play for the longest time out of his confort zone.. It worked for a while, but it clearly wasn't working anymore. I'm surprised they didn't get jugi tho, I think he'd have been the perfect fit
2018-01-29 21:02
#366
jks | 
North America xdrax 
omg k0nfig twin?!?!?!?
2018-01-29 21:12
bullshit
2018-01-29 21:24
get rid of aizy
2018-01-29 21:37
get jugi
2018-01-29 21:45
who?
2018-01-29 21:56
-Aizy +Cajunb
2018-01-29 22:47
#380
 | 
Brazil ReborN1 
cajunb mertz k0nfig valde aizy Best line-up for north i think, cajunb to IGL role instead of msl
2018-01-29 23:34
-mertz +jugi -aizy +magisk Probably better team than fking astralis
2018-01-31 00:47
-magisk, now -cajun man who would've thought
2018-01-30 00:24
#385
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Poland zJe 
Mertz is a fuckin beast. Thats really perfect decision.
2018-01-30 00:33
expected & good move. cajun is trash now
2018-01-30 00:53
LMAO At WESG Europe I said that Mertz is playing above the level of his team and should probably replace cajunb Now this actually happened
2018-01-30 03:24
finally they kick that useless shit worst player i have ever seen that major
2018-01-30 05:50
kick_aizy_ffs, not magisk, not cajunb, aizy is the problem
2018-01-30 07:56
#399
cajunb | 
China Kistah 
cajunb is definitely an unique and awesome awper, so calm and logical in decision making, learned so much watching he play. gl cajunb
2018-01-30 08:42
#414
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Romania silksz12 
-cajunb -good awper pick one
2018-02-04 13:15
#400
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
Non sense move bl north
2018-01-30 12:45
Holy fuck that dude is hot. Gonna become fan of North asap
2018-01-30 14:18
#405
knarf | 
Other Ame^v^ 
rip north academy
2018-01-30 23:57
For real?
2018-02-01 18:11
What about Kjaerbye tho?
2018-02-02 20:57
The real problem is aizy... This team started going down the day he arrived .. And winning a subpar DH event doesn't mean they weren't already degrading
2018-02-04 08:55
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