koosta links up with GX

According to a report by dust2.us, Kenneth "koosta" Suen has joined GX with whom he will play out the upcoming season of ESEA Premier.

Just a day after Pujan "⁠FNS⁠" Mehta, Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen's in-game leader from CLG, officially joined a Complexity, the 21-year-old AWPer has seemingly also found himself a place for the upcoming season.

Dust2.us reported that koosta will be joining GX, where he will take over the AWP role from Shawn "⁠witmer⁠" Taylor who departed the team earlier this week.

koosta will be AWPing in GX

koosta therefore finalizes GX's roster, with the team undergoing changes after an underwhelming showing at the MDL Global Challenge LAN. The core trio of Braxton "⁠swag⁠" Pierce, Keven "⁠AZK⁠" Lariviere and Matt "⁠Pollo⁠" Wilson remained in place but the team has been refreshed with a new in-game leader in the form of Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan, and now a new AWPer as well.

With koosta joining, GX has the following roster:

United States Braxton "⁠swag⁠" Pierce
United States Matt "⁠Pollo⁠" Wilson
Canada Keven "⁠AZK⁠" Lariviere
Canada Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan
United States Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen

United States James "⁠JamezIRL⁠" Macaulay (coach)

United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
124
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.73
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
154
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United States James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
44
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
236
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
230
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Latvia De1Co
Cool
2018-01-31 20:38
20 replies
#5
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Spain Hola)
CX
2018-01-31 20:38
4 replies
#14
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Europe Harambe
Interesting transfer.
2018-01-31 20:39
2 replies
Hello, how are you doing Harambe?
2018-01-31 21:35
1 reply
gx ez to pro league
2018-02-01 02:13
cmonBruh
2018-01-31 20:40
Holy shit what a roaster
2018-01-31 20:40
13 replies
#81
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United States Artifactz
All people who have thrown matched
2018-01-31 21:04
9 replies
#86
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Latvia De1Co
When did pollo threw?
2018-01-31 21:08
1 reply
#87
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United States Artifactz
Ok expect pollo
2018-01-31 21:09
2 did. The others in this roster haven't. They were out 3 years on rules that weren't set yet. They screwed up and sat out. Give them a second chance and try forgiving and stop hating.
2018-01-31 22:50
6 replies
4 did. Azk, swag steel and koosta when he threw molo instead of planting bomb. or he is just dumb, asian peanut brain
2018-01-31 23:47
2 replies
and lan where they lost to red reserve when they had match point he said he had t ime to defuse (no kit) but didnt and they lost in OT xD
2018-02-01 01:19
Yes that’s what I wanted to type :)
2018-02-02 16:26
k ill give u a second chance to stop typing stupid shits
2018-02-01 01:52
2 replies
sure. Forgot about Steel. my bad
2018-02-01 02:51
#179
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Denmark Xipingu
Or else what? Lol
2018-02-01 15:45
And if shroud comes back, -pollo +shroud. Top 3 team NA
2018-01-31 21:05
1 reply
that would be pretty awesome.
2018-01-31 22:35
#115
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World JoeGBeast
Gotta love me some tier 3 cs oboy
2018-01-31 21:59
#159
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United States Xpdyz
does this mean gx get epl spot? brezhe is on nrg and cutler is a free agent
2018-02-01 02:13
Nice
2018-01-31 20:38
#3
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United States Sheenaynay
YOOO that's sick
2018-01-31 20:38
7 replies
no, sick is on rouge
2018-01-31 22:30
6 replies
=] lul
2018-01-31 22:42
He's on rogue
2018-02-01 00:06
1 reply
#190
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Denmark Twick_
That's when you know your life has disappeared.
2018-02-02 12:07
lrn2spell
2018-02-01 03:53
1 reply
by bad that I am just typing fast and I messed up a word.
2018-02-01 05:13
Kappa
2018-02-01 16:48
Tier 50
2018-01-31 20:38
5 replies
Um, no. In 2 months they'll likely be top 30, perhaps even top 20.
2018-01-31 22:50
4 replies
You can't be serious.
2018-01-31 23:59
1 reply
A lot closer to top 30 than "Tier 50" (whatever the hell that actually means). NRG is 25th. A decent indication of where they are is how well they go against them. NRG lost to LIquid recently 2-1, and beat Rise Nation. Perhaps top 20 was too ambitious, but top 30 perhaps.. with good cohesion and coaching.
2018-02-02 14:09
#175
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Canada Sipr
Nice b8
2018-02-01 08:51
Maybe top 30. But top 20 is unthinkable rn
2018-02-02 10:53
Hmm interesting
2018-01-31 20:38
1 reply
+1
2018-01-31 20:54
Wooooooooo lets goooo
2018-01-31 20:38
#8
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Germany BIG2020
Nice!
2018-01-31 20:39
#9
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Latvia kjyy
oke
2018-01-31 20:39
#10
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Malaysia byaIi
HOLY KOOSTA
2018-01-31 20:39
#12
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United States Mol10
strange but nice
2018-01-31 20:39
Ez
2018-01-31 20:39
#15
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Sweden EraXYT
KOOSTA YEEES
2018-01-31 20:39
Expected. Saw this on HLTV group chat when my bro left his computer on LUL
2018-01-31 20:39
9 replies
Seriously no lie though, this team might actually be able to make it to ESL Pro League NA
2018-01-31 20:40
8 replies
No shit? Lmao would be pretty retarded if they didn’t
2018-01-31 21:18
7 replies
#117
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World JoeGBeast
That's what they said when the roster was initially formed :>
2018-01-31 21:59
6 replies
they would have but dazed was awper and igl, then he stopped so they had to get witmer as igl and awp, but he couldnt do it, so azk was igl to try to qual, but he has never done it before for a good period, then after they were shit they kicked throwpr and added steel but witmer now doesn't need to be on the team so they add koosta, which is good because now they have no week spots and given a week this will be a good team.
2018-01-31 22:32
5 replies
Actually AZK has a lot of experience as an IGL from leading Dynamic. He just hadn't done it in a long time, and barely at all in CS:GO. He could probably do well with it given time, but I don't think he'd want to at this point.
2018-01-31 23:21
4 replies
that is what I meant with "he has never done it before for a good period" As in he did it for like a really short time when steel and dazed got kicked from ibp, cuz that is the only time that he did in cs:go as I am aware.
2018-01-31 23:51
3 replies
In CS:GO yeah, it's the only time he's really called that I'm aware of. He was a good IGL in Source though, but then again it's been a long time since then.
2018-02-01 02:25
2 replies
#178
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United Kingdom ikskwizit
CSGO and source are 2 completely different games. Also CSGO today is a completely different beast to what AZK played back in 2014. The game has evolved massively.
2018-02-01 12:44
1 reply
To say you can't lead a team from one iteration of CS to another is silly. The fundamental team structures and reads stay essentially the same. There are obviously gameplay changes that alter how the game is played, but they are not so far removed that you can't be an effective caller because you've moved from one version to the other. AZK already understands how GO differs from Source, the underlying problem is the amount of time it's been since he's actually led a team, not that the games are different.
2018-02-01 20:00
-Pollo and this will be good
2018-01-31 20:39
13 replies
+ who?
2018-01-31 20:41
10 replies
#55
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United States d0lph1nn
N0thing?
2018-01-31 20:48
5 replies
would be nice but do u think n0thing wants to play in MDL and almost no lans
2018-01-31 20:49
nahhh why would n0thing play for a MDL team LOL
2018-01-31 20:50
3 replies
#59
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United States d0lph1nn
MDL -> Pro League ez, remember Rogue is in Pro League LUL
2018-01-31 20:50
2 replies
MDL is semi pro
2018-01-31 20:51
1 reply
#84
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United States d0lph1nn
I know, but they can get into Pro League easily, that was my point
2018-01-31 21:07
#72
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United States Prji
+ shroud. He said he wanted to compete again but only if he could stream while doing it and MDL allows steaming matches
2018-01-31 20:56
3 replies
Wouldn't he aim to stay in MDL in that case then? Shroud is looking for a stream team, not one trying to go pro.
2018-01-31 21:26
2 replies
+1, unless shroud is willing to not stream for other matches with him it'll end up being a mythic clone and that is aids
2018-01-31 21:45
#145
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United States Prji
I guess I didn’t really think about that
2018-01-31 23:39
Pollo is statistically the best player with around 80adr.
2018-01-31 20:55
#110
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Portugal KSED
Pollo is an interesting player, let him develop.
2018-01-31 21:50
#18
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Russia AyvaN
KOOSTER!
2018-01-31 20:39
alright? no1 cares i think c:
2018-01-31 20:39
2 replies
#34
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Europe esira
Literally 30 comments in 2 minutes. ???
2018-01-31 20:42
nt fox
2018-01-31 20:44
lets go kooster
2018-01-31 20:39
#21
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Kuwait marrrwin
Damn
2018-01-31 20:39
A great addition.
2018-01-31 20:39
#23
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Lebanon RobloxPorn
LINK UP FAM
2018-01-31 20:40
#25
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Canada Awepro
I saw a hltv thread someone made that said koosta would be joking GX,I'm amazed.
2018-01-31 20:40
3 replies
I knew this news since like 2 days ago.
2018-01-31 20:41
This was already on reddit and esea 2 days ago lul
2018-01-31 20:42
1 reply
#93
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Canada Timings
Keke
2018-01-31 21:18
steel >.< this squad is bad imo
2018-01-31 20:40
swag gonna get his swagger back?
2018-01-31 20:40
1 reply
#119
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World JoeGBeast
Probably not, missing 2 years of development will probably leave him roaming tier 2 NA for the years to come
2018-01-31 22:01
#31
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Europe traqqi
lul witmer kicked
2018-01-31 20:41
Gid
2018-01-31 20:41
ez AZK
2018-01-31 20:42
steel and jamezIRL on same team? I arent think that
2018-01-31 20:42
kick pollo and get relyks
2018-01-31 20:42
4 replies
relyks joined RiseNation few days ago he won't change his team again lul
2018-01-31 20:43
2 replies
Well it's tier 5 cs anything can happen
2018-01-31 20:45
Well according to Relyks' tweet, he technically doesn't have a contract with them.
2018-01-31 20:53
Wtf? Pollo is actually really good and makes smart plays. They should have picked up Relyks instead of koosta. They don't even need an AWPer.
2018-02-01 02:06
dude i didn't know dazed was replaced for steel, theses 2 that already had some differences might hate each other now.
2018-01-31 20:43
4 replies
2018-01-31 20:44
1 reply
oh so he didn't got kicked, but he left himself. xD
2018-01-31 20:45
dazed retired before steel made the decision to come in so i dont think theres any new bad blood
2018-01-31 20:45
1 reply
Witmer replaced Dazed back in October. Steel just joined GX this month.
2018-02-01 02:07
Maybe they could become top30?
2018-01-31 20:43
used to slay tier 2 NA and now he's on his way to slay it again
2018-01-31 20:44
#45
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Sweden godname
lool
2018-01-31 20:45
Alredy better than C9
2018-01-31 20:47
#50
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Brazil Setrock
I thought he was at 100Thieves.
2018-01-31 20:47
starting to look interesting maybe top 30
2018-01-31 20:47
#52
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France Ryzerr
They have a really good line-up now, can't wait to see what they can do
2018-01-31 20:48
omg he is back get yo ass ready GX oponents. the best awper to ever touch counter strike is back. GOD forgives. koosta ARENT. #thecryisfree
2018-01-31 20:48
10 replies
nice flag where did u buy it? i used to wash my ass with that
2018-01-31 20:51
8 replies
s1mple getting stomped every single time of his carreer by SK pick both
2018-01-31 20:52
7 replies
at least s1mple doesnt bait kills and still manages to have one of the best kdrs im not saying baitzera would bait C:
2018-01-31 20:53
5 replies
o.o thats exacly what he does lol he play for himself and fuck the team =p so navi gets stomped everytime, but s1mple fans can say "oh but s1mple best kd in the team, navi sucks eh eh" LUL s1mple top1 baiter
2018-01-31 20:54
4 replies
s1mple gets entryfrags. trashzera just baits taco and killsteals u just put stupid illusions so its time to stfu 95% of hltv community know trashzera is pure shit compared to s1mple.
2018-01-31 20:56
3 replies
cold back to back top1 and mvp of majors s1mple = LUL #thecryisfree #s1mpleOMEGALUL
2018-01-31 20:57
#114
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Russia STDGod
It hurts to see you get baited.
2018-01-31 21:53
1 reply
I dont know what are u saying? Like im baiting him offly bad atm :)
2018-02-01 08:38
s1mple is Ukrainian not Russian stupid favela
2018-02-01 02:43
+1
2018-01-31 20:51
#56
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w
FAIL DEFUSE .... NEVER FORGET RIP MY FUCKING 50$ OMG
2018-01-31 20:49
2 replies
1 round lost you 50$? OMEGALUL
2018-01-31 20:58
1 reply
#180
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Denmark Xipingu
Well yeah CLG lost the map because of no defuse xD
2018-02-01 15:49
Gx going to pro league next season but for koosta and pollo they can't play in all tournaments unless some bigger team pick them up later on
2018-01-31 20:51
SICK! GL
2018-01-31 20:53
Imagine if they dont make it to pro league with this team
2018-01-31 20:54
#75
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Greece Poor_Noob
Very bad .. Rip koosta
2018-01-31 20:56
now -pollo pls
2018-01-31 20:56
Interesting.
2018-01-31 20:57
YES MY BOY BEST PLAYER IN BEST TEAM
2018-01-31 21:00
#83
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North America Jkhes
wow, they will make pro league for sure now
2018-01-31 21:06
#85
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United States DEATHRAIN
What a shame.....just like Hiko from Pro league to MDL, he will play like shit now
2018-01-31 21:08
#89
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Europe KappaKaako
Dazed/Hiko/Shroud or sum other dude to replace pollo
2018-01-31 21:14
7 replies
Congrats, you won the biggest retard comment of this thread.
2018-01-31 21:19
6 replies
#129
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China Yao_Ming
Nt pollo
2018-01-31 22:29
1 reply
Ye dude shroud and dazed literally don’t play competitive cs and hiko is washed up dog shit
2018-02-01 01:56
Pollo is dogshit u fucker dumb i was just mentioning some players who were free agents.
2018-02-01 11:59
3 replies
#181
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Denmark Xipingu
1. DaZeD won’t play in that team. 2. Hiko said he wants Rogue to develop and won’t leave it. 3. Shroud is still playing BUGG Good suggestions but sadly not going to happen :( would like to see Shroud or Hiko make the move. Don’t care much about DaZeD.
2018-02-01 15:52
#182
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Denmark Xipingu
Also +1 Pollo isn’t very good.
2018-02-01 15:52
Pollo is much better than azk and your “free agent” list if full of people who either don’t play or are on a team already. Your comment is retarded
2018-02-01 21:52
#90
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United States JustBitsy
Now GX can actually be decent.
2018-01-31 21:14
has potential, they could qualify to events
2018-01-31 21:15
Looks decent
2018-01-31 21:18
Koosta thrown right into the fire with first match versus Rise Nation today!
2018-01-31 21:26
#99
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Canada gritabit
Smart move. GX can get some results in MDL, and at ESL/DreamHack events, but not go to a major. Considering koosta's major appearances (1), I doubt he'll make it to another one.
2018-01-31 21:28
1 reply
Um it's not like they are banned anyways
2018-01-31 22:21
#100
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Ethiopia aNCIOn
alright team. low tier 2
2018-01-31 21:29
a good 322 team ))
2018-01-31 21:36
is this enough to make pro league? also cant wait to see Steel & Koosta. I smell rage
2018-01-31 21:40
#104
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South Africa CRMN1
Loads of trashtalk but they're actually getting stronger and stronger squads. As if Dazed leaving for more firepower wasn't enough, now they've got steel who can be a quite decent IGL and still frag very well, now apparently they got rid of a low tier awper (witmer) for a solid tier 2 awper and eventually a top 5 awper in NA. That's progression.
2018-01-31 21:45
1 reply
#183
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Denmark Xipingu
+1
2018-02-01 15:53
koosta going to throw more mollys instead of planting the bomb omegaLUL
2018-01-31 21:47
Looks decent
2018-01-31 21:49
-Pollo +Dazed
2018-01-31 21:52
This team is actually starting to not look like a punchline
2018-01-31 21:59
Very talent smart players
2018-01-31 22:00
God player on awp. Good option for GX. Gx incoming in NA?
2018-01-31 22:06
Actually slowly becoming a good team
2018-01-31 22:07
koosta to tier 5 team ? rip koosta
2018-01-31 22:08
Koosta super inconsistent, Hopefully Steel can help him turn into the AWPer he once was on ENEMY, Roster looks good though, Rise Nation should be the only roster who COULD take them down in MDL, GX would still be favorites
2018-01-31 22:12
now at least it's somewhat of a decent team now. still not top30 tho
2018-01-31 22:15
NME koosta and GX are serious treath
2018-01-31 22:16
Koosta deathly ASIAN AWPER LETS GOOOOO
2018-01-31 22:22
2 replies
Roses are red Violets are blue There is always an Asian Who's better than you
2018-02-01 02:41
1 reply
#184
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Denmark Xipingu
Not even a lie :c
2018-02-01 15:53
#131
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World Nydhogg
steel 28 years old? wtf I though he's like 22, maybe 23
2018-01-31 22:31
actually a good team
2018-01-31 22:39
#136
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Netherlands Deji
Swag needs to show up
2018-01-31 22:45
Potentially a good team. If the players show up and work well together with some good plans, easily top 30, perhaps top 20.
2018-01-31 22:53
#140
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Brazil hugoooo
Now it's looking decent.
2018-01-31 22:56
Good luck guys
2018-01-31 23:13
GL, hope all the best for steel!
2018-01-31 23:14
RIP kooster hello LIQUID??? ARE YOU BLIND???? KOOSTA IS AVAILABLE INSTEAD OF JDM??? HELLOOOO????
2018-01-31 23:27
now shit's getting interesting
2018-01-31 23:44
They better fucking make EPL this season
2018-02-01 00:20
Worst NA team ever lol
2018-02-01 01:24
With steel and koosta they now actually look decent, hopefully they can do some damage... GL!
2018-02-01 01:33
looking forward for their throws
2018-02-01 02:27
2 replies
Dead joke 0/8
2018-02-01 02:41
1 reply
once a thrower...
2018-02-01 02:41
Tier 1 bitches if only pollo can frag
2018-02-01 02:40
Koosta is good, but so was witmer online at least He should still be an upgrade but let's see where they end up
2018-02-01 02:48
Looking forward to see them in major qualifier... oh... wait...
2018-02-01 04:11
poor witmer, literally getting shaded and cut every roster he joins :(
2018-02-01 06:53
Sick na team
2018-02-01 10:08
that's a nice team that can't play a Major
2018-02-01 17:53
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