ex-100 Thieves eye felps as kNgV- replacement

The former 100 Thieves team have targeted SK Gaming’s backup member João "felps" Vasconcellos as the replacement for Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, HLTV.org has learned.

The Brazilian team have been on the lookout for a new fifth player since Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe was released while the squad still represented 100 Thieves.

The North American organisation’s decision to cut ties with the players will not bring about a reunion between the team and kNgV-, who, according to Bruno "⁠bit⁠" Lima, has embarked on "new projects".

Sources close to the team have guaranteed to HLTV.org that João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos is the primary target to fill the vacant spot on the roster, rejecting suggestions that the players are not on good terms with the SK member.

HEN1 and co. want felps

The 21-year-old has been on SK’s bench since November, when he was replaced by Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass on the starting line-up. Last month, he played for the team as a stand-in at the ELEAGUE Major, helping them to reach the semi-finals and retain their Legend status.

The main stumbling block for felps to join ex-100 Thieves is that he remains contracted to SK until June. This means that any organisation willing to sign the team will have to reach an agreement with SK for felps' transfer.

Prior to joining SK, felps played alongside Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles and Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles under three different organisations: Games Academy, Tempo Storm and Immortals. During this time, the team most notably won CEVO Pro League Season 9, iBUYPOWER Masters and DreamHack Open Summer.

HLTV.org has reached out to SK Gaming for comment.

Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
490
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.57
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Bruno 'bit' Lima
Bruno 'bit' Lima
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
179
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
pog
2018-02-01 16:20
37 replies
Champ
2018-02-01 16:20
34 replies
expected
2018-02-01 16:21
31 replies
#46
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Brazil junera
Ez for my boy felps, the Brazilian fer!!! Any of you who believe hw has some kind of beef with fnx because of a joke are retards!!! #felpthebrazilianfer #RUNSKG #MiBRCARALHO
2018-02-01 16:28
30 replies
#73
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India Saagar
Did You know that fer is also brazillian?
2018-02-01 16:38
1 reply
hahahahahahahahahahahahahha
2018-02-02 15:28
Dude fer it´s Brazilian what are you talking about. You cant say felps is the Brazilian fer, if fer its Brazilian,. You can say that he is twin bro of fer Now say that he is brazilian fer its only stupid
2018-02-01 16:41
4 replies
is a meme dude
2018-02-01 20:00
#202
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Brazil LangBR
it is just a joke, bro
2018-02-01 22:22
ure just dumb. even i got that
2018-02-02 10:28
LMFAO
2018-02-02 22:58
how is felps a Brazilian fer if fer is already Brazilian
2018-02-01 16:41
18 replies
Hear that whistling sound? That's the joke going right over your head
2018-02-01 16:45
10 replies
xD
2018-02-01 16:47
#93
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Brazil NotAMonkey
XD
2018-02-01 16:51
yeah... I dont get it
2018-02-01 17:06
loooooooooooooooooool
2018-02-01 17:14
hahahaha n1
2018-02-01 17:48
#149
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Brazil ovomexido
xDD lmao
2018-02-01 18:15
LMAO
2018-02-01 19:12
XD
2018-02-01 19:36
XD
2018-02-01 20:13
Lmaooooo
2018-02-01 20:18
he does a comparison between fer and felps, since both have very similar game styles, but he speaks in the sense that the fer is so good that he would not be of this world and as felps is Brazilian, he would "represent" the fer (but in a normal level, that is, being of this world and consequently of Brazil)
2018-02-01 17:16
6 replies
I have no idea how I was supposed to get that from what he said but it makes sense I guess
2018-02-01 17:17
5 replies
I also took long time to understand this metaphor (even though I had heard this phrase in my native language, which is Portuguese)
2018-02-01 17:21
4 replies
R u guys stupid? Its such an obvious joke just like when they use to say that "HEN1 is the Brazilian Fallen"
2018-02-01 17:30
3 replies
But brazzers arent very smart so u cant think of it as a joke.
2018-02-01 17:32
2 replies
#203
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Brazil LangBR
brazzers wtf haha
2018-02-01 22:22
1 reply
Its a short for brazilians
2018-02-02 00:38
who fucking cares
2018-02-01 16:41
1 reply
#153
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Brazil junera
You obviously, since you took your time to read my comment and respond to it.
2018-02-01 18:22
#144
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Korea xtkjdtr01
Which joke?
2018-02-01 18:03
Felps the brazilian fer, fer is brazilian, the right is THE SON OF FER
2018-02-04 20:23
#28
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Europe fjallraven
LUL BRA71LIAN CS
2018-02-01 16:21
rain
2018-02-01 16:22
#44
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Latvia De1Co
Such downgr
2018-02-01 16:24
Felps is asking for pictures of their girlfriends before he decides.
2018-02-01 18:28
#2
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Spain VIKTORAL
Oh no, wanted first
2018-02-01 16:20
#3
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Venezuela CACHi
Expected.
2018-02-01 16:20
expected
2018-02-01 16:20
Expected
2018-02-01 16:20
#7
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Brazil DooteR_
no felps, noooooo
2018-02-01 16:20
1 reply
Whut¿?
2018-02-01 16:24
Ez
2018-02-01 16:20
RIP 2 AWP setup
2018-02-01 16:20
Yesss
2018-02-01 16:20
Fast
2018-02-01 16:20
1 reply
Y u so asian?
2018-02-01 16:24
dede
2018-02-01 16:20
expected
2018-02-01 16:21
TOXIC TEAM COME BACK SOON...
2018-02-01 16:21
1
2018-02-01 16:21
#16
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Germany ConAction
expected
2018-02-01 16:21
expected
2018-02-01 16:21
ok
2018-02-01 16:21
I have heard otherwise
2018-02-01 16:21
felps and fnx hottest duo fucking your gf
2018-02-01 16:21
5 replies
#33
mika | 
Faroe Islands kLango
Hahaha +1
2018-02-01 16:22
mans not hot
2018-02-01 16:23
+1
2018-02-01 16:42
+1 lmao
2018-02-01 16:42
I think it must annoy fer
2018-02-01 19:37
#23
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Poland FOXiuu
Expected
2018-02-01 16:21
#24
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United States Noobtastic
duh, this is not news
2018-02-01 16:21
#25
ISSAA | 
Japan LiLeX
Expected
2018-02-01 16:21
kng>>>>>>>felps
2018-02-01 16:21
5 replies
kng pretty much done, noone wi// sign/play with him on international level anymore
2018-02-01 16:25
At making death treats and acting like an immature brat. Yes very much!
2018-02-01 16:26
+1
2018-02-01 16:27
Destroying orgs: kNg>>>>>>S1mple>>>>>> CS scene including felps Playing: felps>allu>kNg Hen1 was the best player in Immt roast at the major btw
2018-02-01 19:39
Hell naw. kNg burnt himself on Twitter.
2018-02-01 20:20
#27
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United States CalebEigen
Expected
2018-02-01 16:21
uy
2018-02-01 16:21
Kng did nothing wrong
2018-02-01 16:22
#31
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Portugal Flashy23
expected
2018-02-01 16:22
expected
2018-02-01 16:22
#35
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Norway Phancy11
Obvious choice.
2018-02-01 16:22
#36
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Sri Lanka kvezee
What a shit team
2018-02-01 16:23
nice
2018-02-01 16:23
Expected
2018-02-01 16:23
If felps wants to ruin his career.. just join to ex- 100T
2018-02-01 16:24
3 replies
He doens't speak english, so that is actually the best move he could do, IF they can get an org and receive a salary. He'll be able to play in the way he wanted to play - agressive. Also, there are no brazilian organizations that are able to pay Felps what he deserves.
2018-02-01 18:00
2 replies
I didn't know m8 that he doesn't speak in English.. nowadays it's a Obligation to play in NA
2018-02-01 19:14
1 reply
He recently did an interview to DoubleTap and had a friend to translate the questions and answers. This is how I found out.
2018-02-01 19:48
#42
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United States SladesterG
Obv expected but feel bad for them for having bit -bit +Steel Maybe top 10
2018-02-01 16:24
9 replies
#76
mika | 
Faroe Islands kLango
Bit is better than felps what are you smoking wtf
2018-02-01 16:40
5 replies
#82
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United States SladesterG
HAHHAHAAHHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAJAHHAHHAAH
2018-02-01 16:44
1 reply
+1
2018-02-01 16:46
XD
2018-02-01 19:42
Hahahahahaha omegalul
2018-02-01 20:09
Ecks-dee
2018-02-01 20:21
You can't complain about them having bit, they haven't even played yet. He could fit in perfectly with the team, you never know.
2018-02-01 17:43
1 reply
Shut you canadaian short stubby dick ass up
2018-02-01 18:15
#205
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Europe Vallon
Steel is trash, lmao. What are you smoking? There are like 7 good Brazilian players, and steel is not one of them.
2018-02-02 00:09
#43
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Brazil FaelEz
100thieves back ?
2018-02-01 16:24
#47
mOE | 
Iraq Bad_Guy
Felps and Fnx Sex double
2018-02-01 16:25
Expected
2018-02-01 16:25
#50
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Malaysia byaIi
expected
2018-02-01 16:25
oh man, don't do it.
2018-02-01 16:25
#52
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Brazil WWWWWWW
Expected
2018-02-01 16:25
KNG still better
2018-02-01 16:25
1 reply
Good aim. No brain..
2018-02-01 20:10
#55
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North America ksp52
Can we stop making everything that they do on hltv? This is getting annoying af
2018-02-01 16:25
6 replies
”felps to join 100T in 6 months” ”Ex-100T in negotiations with orgs” ”Ex-100T deny the VISA issues” A few news topics inc on hltv xd
2018-02-01 16:30
5 replies
#101
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North America ksp52
might as well report what they eat for lunch on here too
2018-02-01 16:58
4 replies
''report - HEN1 and fnx to eat chicken with fries today''.
2018-02-01 17:05
3 replies
#112
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North America ksp52
ex-100 Thieves set to eat Chinese food tonight
2018-02-01 17:16
2 replies
hahaha
2018-02-01 17:19
loooool
2018-02-02 01:42
im bored of felps, why not +chelo or +yelzao
2018-02-01 16:26
2 replies
LG guys have already stated that they wont leave the team. Remember when Boltz and Steel were alone in IMT? They tried to buy them as well and couldnt.
2018-02-01 16:56
1 reply
Actually they didn't buy them cuz Noah said they would cost too much. But LG players can't be compared to 100t players... LG tier4 100t tier1.5
2018-02-01 19:44
#59
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Brazil de_arnald
Obvius
2018-02-01 16:26
#60
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
ok
2018-02-01 16:26
expected. i hope they dont find an org stupid enough to sign these shitheads.
2018-02-01 16:27
6 replies
#90
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Portugal RKO23
#felpsinnocent.
2018-02-01 16:48
2 replies
feel sorry for him. but he decided to join up with them. so its deserved.
2018-02-01 17:22
1 reply
#128
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Portugal RKO23
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-02-01 17:45
Kng was 90% of the problem tho
2018-02-01 17:07
2 replies
and fnx not willing to train after some weeks coz of "loosing motivation" isnt a problem? its his fucking job to play this game. they are just a bunch of unprofessional shitheads. its not only on kng that they have the worst reputation in this whole fucking scene.
2018-02-01 17:27
1 reply
So what? Felps left sk because he was missing his family/lack of motivation
2018-02-01 18:08
#63
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Denmark qwedsa
inb4 TOP1
2018-02-01 16:27
felps & fnx <3 Kreygasm KappaPride
2018-02-01 16:28
expected af
2018-02-01 16:28
Top 1 team incoming fox mutiris KnG Maikellele Cadian everyone of these stars has the potential to decide a round by himself and has perfect team abilitys Kng can defend his team verbally on twitter aswell they gonna win every major from now on
2018-02-01 16:29
6 replies
+1
2018-02-01 16:33
+1
2018-02-01 16:39
+1
2018-02-01 16:47
+1
2018-02-01 16:47
+1
2018-02-01 17:12
#216
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Greece NitrouZ
Kng can defend his team verbally on twitter aswell eleGiggle
2018-02-02 15:38
expected
2018-02-01 16:30
#69
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Brazil lekk1
Nice a lot
2018-02-01 16:31
#71
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Australia USTlLO
man okay nice kngv was bad ehehe felps god yes
2018-02-01 16:33
felps + fnx holyshit kNg wasted talent tho..
2018-02-01 16:36
And how will they buy him out of SK ? :D
2018-02-01 16:38
1 reply
some org have to do this, i think
2018-02-01 17:50
YES PLZ
2018-02-01 16:47
#89
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Brazil SeukuMyama
switching from a dangerous double awp setup to a dangerous sex duo
2018-02-01 16:48
#91
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Brazil matcholas
Imm with felps = Good team Imm with Kng = top5 team
2018-02-01 16:48
2 replies
imt with kng = 2 disbands
2018-02-01 17:49
Immt with kNg = 2 tournaments. He's not that good. Hen1 was the reason for them to reach the major final...
2018-02-01 19:47
I am so fuckin tired of hearing about this team
2018-02-01 16:50
2 replies
#97
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Brazil juyran
Why you read and comment, so?
2018-02-01 16:56
1 reply
I didnt read
2018-02-02 01:09
-felps +boltz -hen1 +fer -fnx +cold -bit +fallen -lucas1 +taco top 1 ez
2018-02-01 16:51
1 reply
#103
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Brazil phelipet2
Ex 100T roles : Felps = Fer Hen1 = Fallen Fnx = Boltz Lucas = Cold Bit = BOT TACO = God Edit : CT side
2018-02-01 17:04
well, of course its expected! But, I guess, they've very different personality, but, however, he can provide experience to them. We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-01 16:54
Sticker prices are going down, well.. It's not rare when they keep playing.. I suggest to sell stickers asap.. imo
2018-02-01 16:54
Good one
2018-02-01 16:57
#106
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Finland coswell
Kinda funny that now they expect some other org to save them and spend loads of money on them :D GL... No idea which org would be that dumb to spend money on them.
2018-02-01 17:09
3 replies
Alot i think, ez major team.
2018-02-01 17:27
could easy get in top 25 , also I think it's better than that QBF trash "legends" LUL
2018-02-01 18:43
1 reply
#200
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Finland coswell
Well wit QBF, you ohave guaranteed sticker money and major appearence. You never know whats gonna happen with this "team".
2018-02-01 21:52
kNg did nothing wrong
2018-02-01 17:12
Felps > kng
2018-02-01 17:13
HEN1 and co. want felps. Sounds like a threat - " give us Felps and then we will not destroy another organization"
2018-02-01 17:30
#122
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
And how would "Ex-100T" players afford Felps buyout? LOL First of all Hen1, Lucas1, BIT and FNX gotta find a org that is willing to sign them, then they must talk with the org and tell them to buy Felps... i mean..
2018-02-01 17:31
6 replies
this is the easiest part lol
2018-02-01 17:53
5 replies
#142
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Easiest part? hen1/Lucas1 and FNX isnt "angels" lol. And who knows, It might be super hard for them to sign for a new org (Sure, no KNG in this lineup, but still). They have like...Misfits? CLG? as options (But Misfits might sign some other team)
2018-02-01 18:00
4 replies
dude they dont have kng anymore lol I agree if kng was on the lineup, for the first time in their lifes they took a good professional decision =p with this 4 players + felps wanting to join = ez org any NA org that can pay a good salary will be down for it, in terms of misfits and CLG, would be their best lineup ever this core have a major winner, felps that played 6 months in the best team in the world, and the other guys who are top2 at major and already won dreamhack and shit, only bit1 would be the weak link. this lineup is straigh fire my friend... nowdays its getting harder and harder to get a good team =T
2018-02-01 18:07
2 replies
#159
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
"Easiest part? hen1/Lucas1 and FNX isnt "angels" lol." Duh, obv i know that they dont have KNG, but Hen1/Lucas and FNX fucked up as well with the whole "Party scandal". Who knows, Felps might not want to join? Its not like Felps have told us/HLTV "Yes i want to join". Misfits will sign som SA team (Ex-Gale Force i think?) and CLG could maybe sign them.
2018-02-01 18:43
1 reply
dude their team can qualify for a lot of lan events, can win NA local lans (imt never lost to c9 on local NA lans) great publicity cuz br fans love them, already top10 100% felps will join them 100%, they played together and won stuff like dreamhack together, 2x0 nip on sweden if he dont join them, LG is the best team possible for him, and LG is a core that give their lifes to win against complexity LUL getting this ex 100t core >>> any shit NA team the na lineups or SA lineups woudnt give you problem outside the game, but they woudnt qualify for anything
2018-02-01 18:46
Misfits are in talks with ex- Gale Force afaik
2018-02-01 20:24
#123
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Brazil cadik
E X P E C T E R E D E D
2018-02-01 17:31
tier 2 team unfortunately
2018-02-01 17:32
1 reply
prove it or...
2018-02-01 17:47
ez top 8
2018-02-01 17:42
felps > kng
2018-02-01 17:48
It is the best option for both sides. Felps enters a team where he will be the star and the drunken boys will gain one more quiet mind to balance the team's moods.
2018-02-01 17:51
Too much speculation for too little information.
2018-02-01 17:52
according to dead (SK manager and coach) SK players dont have a specific buyout, so it would be way easier to buy felps, as he contract is coming to and end soon... cuz SK org isnt retarded like noah or something lol, so it wont be a buyout like 1234823940230894230843208-940328949083248923432 US
2018-02-01 17:52
4 replies
So... Why do you think Noah is a retarded? kNg was a douchbag, he sold the trio for $1 million. Now he's probably going to "buy" SK line up as MiBr. Imo he's a genius. kNg is the retarded one...
2018-02-01 19:50
2 replies
I mean retarded as being an asshole and make things difficult I dont care about money etc, I just want to have entertainment watching good cs he can ge a genius on business or something, but who cares -.- I'm not getting any money, I just want watch ed shots
2018-02-01 19:52
1 reply
Why do you think he's an asshole?
2018-02-01 19:54
Noah isn't retarded. In fact, I think he's an excellent businessman. He managed to sell a legends spot + three benched players for a million and still managed to cash in the major prize for his org.
2018-02-01 20:26
Lezgo ex-100T
2018-02-01 17:57
Super expected
2018-02-01 18:00
#143
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Iceland caverat
kng >>>>>>>>>>>>>> felps
2018-02-01 18:01
3 replies
#178
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Brazil mclomello
Each player has different roles in the game. Totally different styles.
2018-02-01 19:54
2 replies
#188
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Iceland caverat
still kng better
2018-02-01 20:18
1 reply
#211
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Brazil CiZiN
felps is hotter than kng
2018-02-02 05:38
No Kng no party, why KNG??
2018-02-01 18:08
#151
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Brazil ZiNaTaG
With Felps they'll gonna be better than Noob FaZe clan.
2018-02-01 18:16
2019... ex-100T still looking to play any match :DD
2018-02-01 18:19
2 replies
#163
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Argentina borishdp
+1
2018-02-01 18:58
#163
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Argentina borishdp
+1
2018-02-01 18:58
The only way Felps gets on before June is for an org to pick up the ex-100T team and also be willing to shell out the payout to SK for Felps. He'd be a good addition and with the right org should be able to quickly rise to top 15 and possibly eventually top 10.
2018-02-01 18:36
Just hope he doesn't get fucked by their lack of professionalism, because felps is one of the most humble guys I know. He deserves a top tier team
2018-02-01 18:30
thank mr felps
2018-02-01 18:49
strong team
2018-02-01 20:00
felps wont. He already said he has personality differences with those loud people. Felps is shy and quiet and shy, has a gf meanwhile the twins and fnx are loud, parties guys
2018-02-01 20:01
Felps had rejected the First offer of this line.
2018-02-01 20:07
the role with kng is way better than this one, but still a tier 1 team
2018-02-01 20:11
That was kinda expected, he'll probably play his style within this line up and i have no doubts that If he Join em they'd be a great team representing any org, ez top 15 i'd say, mark my words hahah. I'm also very excited to see what are the Kng plans for his future, but praying 4 the best for all these guys, once they're representing my country. If you're going to reply me Just dont be toxic, i respect all the opinions Have a nice day
2018-02-01 21:18
2 replies
didn't like KNG for his first tweet drama, but I think he somehow doesn't deserve all the hate he gets, and that second story with THOORIN is honestly just garbage created by Thoorin himself imo... Hope he'll find a way to make a living out of what he loves... There's definitely too much hate from every side... A bit of banter is good, but not when it goes too far... Really looking forward to see how the players will approach their careers after all these troubles!
2018-02-01 21:31
1 reply
Well said bro, i share the same thoughts you have. That story with Thorin was Just bizarre, a "well known" analyst doing such thing brings shame to the scene... Well, also i really respect your opinion, doesn't matter where u from... Let's make It better ;)
2018-02-01 21:50
KNG is a fucking nutcase
2018-02-01 21:23
#197
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Canada gritabit
Expected
2018-02-01 21:27
expected
2018-02-01 22:15
Expect and best of luck to felps, not so much 100T though. I don't particularly like any of their players or their priorities as professionals.
2018-02-01 22:37
#207
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Malaysia Suno[t]
if KNG calms down until June and then they get felps what a sick line up that would be. I hope Cogu can teach him some life lessons along the way.
2018-02-02 01:03
Wait Hell NAWWW +GodZews
2018-02-02 01:13
Expected, What I think is this team can give tough competition or beat SK because of potential and game sense similar to SK Gaming.
2018-02-02 08:19
nice thanks for omegalul
2018-02-02 12:19
this team could actually be SK #2
2018-02-02 23:00
#219
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United States Grampa
Nice choice. Felps has space in any team, high skills e good team play.
2018-02-03 13:56
Wut iz life
2018-02-06 13:19
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