RUBINO set to join Heroic - Report

MIRAA
February 7th, 2018 15:20

Former dignitas and North member Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel will join Heroic after cs_summit 2, according to a report from Flickshot.fr.

The Norwegian player will reportedly step into the shoes of Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, who will be moved to bench upon returning from Los Angeles, eight months after being recruited from Tricked in the wake of Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså's exit to North.

Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel's future has been up in the air since January, when he was released from his contract with dignitas after a frustrating second spell with the US-based organisation.

RUBINO will link up with Heroic after cs_summit 2

He is no stranger to playing for a Danish side, having competed under Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen between 2015 and 2017 on dignitas and North. During this period, the team most notably won EPICENTER 2016 after beating Virtus.pro in the final.

In December, he played for Astralis as a stand-in at the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals and at the ECS Season 4 Finals, helping the team to reach the semi-finals at the latter event with a 1.24 average rating.

Heroic's roster will look as follows after cs_summit 2:

Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer
Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen
Denmark Jakob "JUGi" Hansen
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel

Brazil Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)

Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen (backup) 

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
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 Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
#1
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Albania ez_first 
rip heroic
2018-02-07 15:20
cool now kick MODDII and add +cajun
2018-02-07 15:23
t8
2018-02-07 15:21
#33
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Austria shaakeh 
This might turn out well
2018-02-07 15:22
-might +gonna
2018-02-07 15:23
#82
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Mongolia Tendies 
Oh shit
2018-02-07 15:40
lul idiot rubino why not just stream for dignitas then and get same money heroic is going no where..... btw shouldve made a new team with konfig and dennis and mixwell
2018-02-07 15:50
#96
s1mple | 
United Kingdom Twinaye 
All these post about make new teams with duh and duh never last the teams always disband within 3 month better join a already structured team
2018-02-07 15:53
nt fakeflagoter
2018-02-07 16:01
#166
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Azerbaijan InsanevvvV 
Wtf "nt fakeflagoter" has to do with this
2018-02-07 21:11
his english is shittersky
2018-02-07 21:14
#171
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Azerbaijan InsanevvvV 
oh ok.
2018-02-07 23:02
It would canjunb don't hope too much
2018-02-08 11:32
but THE CLEANER
2018-02-08 11:34
#24
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Europe pl9netary 
snappi is good
2018-02-07 15:21
KONFIG
2018-02-07 15:22
#41
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Sweden RRosenberg 
They need moddi he’s is IGL or they could get Hunden I guess he’s better as IGL
2018-02-07 15:23
#52
Dosia | 
Germany Lucasius 
Only that Snappi is the IGL and has been pretty much the entire time.
2018-02-07 15:25
#57
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Poland Jaldokin 
Snappi is tho
2018-02-07 15:27
Lol snappi is the igl since he joined this roster
2018-02-07 15:42
and he hasn't achieved shit even tho he's always had talented players like JUGI and Valde on the roster. #snappiout
2018-02-07 16:46
#146
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Sweden RRosenberg 
2018-02-07 17:42
mofo snappi has been the igl even when gla1ve was on the roster.
2018-02-07 16:52
#70
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Denmark RealPissant 
They already have a world class AWPer in Jugi, there are no spots available on team Heroic for Cajunb unfortunately
2018-02-07 15:30
#90
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World bigb1rd 
CajunB has never been close to a world class awper anyway, but he has potential still to be a top rifler.. Not convinced he's an upgrade from anyone on this roster though.
2018-02-07 15:47
#90
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World bigb1rd 
CajunB has never been close to a world class awper anyway, but he has potential still to be a top rifler.. Not convinced he's an upgrade from anyone on this roster though.
2018-02-07 15:47
1- jugi is not a world class awper. he is pretty good but lets not get ahead of ourselves. 2- cajun can rifle like a motherfucker.
2018-02-07 16:53
Just watch Jugi play then. He is a beast and carrying every game ever since he joined the lineup. Deserves a tier 1 team... Just like woxic.
2018-02-07 18:44
#172
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Cajunb in Optik
2018-02-08 00:39
#16
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
lol
2018-02-07 15:21
Peacemaker is going to get fired.
2018-02-07 15:22
#71
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Russia 50bombs 
finally bot es3tag kicked. Rubino is better for sure but i dont think he have enough firepower to lvl up heroic.
2018-02-07 15:31
#174
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Switzerland Infi2k 
Impossible thing to carry moddi the bot... they will need like 3 nikos to make it real. But i`m happy about to see moddi losing matches! that handshake video from fnatic with get right. I`ll never forget
2018-02-08 02:59
Once Rubino is motivated and not slumping because of his low confidence he's a real mean killing machine.
2018-02-08 09:42
LOL its more like heroic will exit tier 4 are and go to tier 2
2018-02-07 15:46
finally
2018-02-07 15:20
#61
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Brazil coldzao 
rubino is so overrated look at his rating, he will be 0.90 soon
2018-02-07 15:28
#156
jkaem | 
Norway Toonga 
Still better than kartigan ;)
2018-02-07 18:58
#159
jkaem | 
Norway Toonga 
Still better than karrigan ;)
2018-02-07 19:06
#175
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Switzerland Infi2k 
wow coldzao!? is it you again talking about things you are not into?
2018-02-08 03:02
#182
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Brazil coldzao 
We will see
2018-02-08 13:31
Not bad
2018-02-07 15:20
eqqwe
2018-02-07 15:20
#5
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
Lul
2018-02-07 15:20
second :(
2018-02-07 15:20
#7
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Portugal mannyh 
Good
2018-02-07 15:20
#8
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Sweden bacislayer 
noob
2018-02-07 15:21
#9
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Spain Playcalixto 
#9 First time i make a single digit.
2018-02-07 15:22
Good luck
2018-02-07 15:26
Rubino is good but for es3tag?
2018-02-07 15:21
#28
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Es3tags pretty bad
2018-02-07 15:22
I haven't watched too much of Heroic, always thought he was decent but I guess it must have changed.
2018-02-07 15:24
he looked like a star player before joined heroic but he is really bad
2018-02-07 15:30
#103
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
I watched a few games and he seemed like a decent entry fragger. I'm not sure how RUBINO is better than him.
2018-02-07 15:59
No no esetag is definitely the worst player on the team even worse than the igl
2018-02-07 16:23
but for the worst player in the team?
2018-02-07 15:22
#50, just haven't watched heroic recently
2018-02-07 15:25
#12
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Germany cartii 
What
2018-02-07 15:21
GO RUBINO!!! top support player.
2018-02-07 15:21
good for heroic bad for rubino
2018-02-07 15:21
But better than NOREG.
2018-02-07 15:23
#95
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Sweden Zaser5 
True true
2018-02-07 15:51
for sure
2018-02-07 22:39
Nice! Happy that he gets this opportunity.
2018-02-07 15:21
#19
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Malaysia byaIi 
HOLY RUBINO
2018-02-07 15:21
#20
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Germany Cyasera 
I like it
2018-02-07 15:21
#21
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Other VladimirLucas 
finally this guy is a superstar
2018-02-07 15:21
#22
byali | 
Poland Jardeet 
Rubean-o
2018-02-07 15:21
#23
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Good moves
2018-02-07 15:21
#25
mathio | 
Norway mathio 
omegalul
2018-02-07 15:22
Unexpected...
2018-02-07 15:22
#27
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Netherlands davin 
sheesh
2018-02-07 15:22
Expected
2018-02-07 15:22
#32
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Denmark Xipingu 
Huge upgrade from es3tag. He has really been incredibly underwhelming in terms of overall performance.
2018-02-07 15:22
#35
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv 
Not expected
2018-02-07 15:22
finally he's back on a team
2018-02-07 15:22
sick!
2018-02-07 15:22
#39
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Russia Sur10n 
OMG THE SHUFFLES IS REAL
2018-02-07 15:23
#40
jks | 
North America NlFTY 
unexpected LUL
2018-02-07 15:23
r.i.p the danish superteam dream :(
2018-02-07 15:23
#47
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
norwegians mountain danes anyways
2018-02-07 15:24
rubino is an honourary dane like scream is honourary baguette
2018-02-07 15:43
Hahahahaa
2018-02-07 17:24
+1 made my day
2018-02-07 18:52
OpTic es3tag
2018-02-07 15:23
#46
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
Finally
2018-02-07 15:23
#48
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World burakSS 
Nice
2018-02-07 15:24
+cajun +k0nfig heroic tier 1 lul
2018-02-07 15:24
#74
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
cajun? sure bruh, and allu and sixer TOP kek Jupiter confirmed
2018-02-07 15:34
winning an event doesn't mean anything in cs - kennyS so losing an event doesn't mean anything in cs 2 my friend !!!!
2018-02-07 15:39
#115
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Russia gulyash1337 
Jugi is better than cajun ;(
2018-02-07 16:19
i didn't said -jugi bro, have a good day !!
2018-02-08 14:29
#51
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Brazil NaGolGaBe 
Is back Dignitas Manow.
2018-02-07 15:24
#53
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United Kingdom ScaN^ 
kurwa
2018-02-07 15:25
YESSSS FUCK YOU ESTAAAG
2018-02-07 15:26
#56
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Poland Marcines 
thats an upgrade
2018-02-07 15:26
huge,huuuuge upgrade lucky Heroic :) Welldone
2018-02-07 15:27
#59
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
wow? I expected him in Optic Good luck anyway!
2018-02-07 15:27
#60
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Poland Rotheran 
My boi Rubino back in action.
2018-02-07 15:27
#62
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Germany JeanKanne 
RUN HEROIC
2018-02-07 15:29
looks nice :)
2018-02-07 15:29
#64
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
Each time i see peacemaker i cringe a little
2018-02-07 15:29
create a 3rd danish topteam snappi rubino cajun konfig jugi
2018-02-07 15:29
#66
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Europe trey_ 
wtf
2018-02-07 15:29
good pickup. Heroic needs that veteran experience
2018-02-07 15:29
#69
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Brazil cadik 
RIP HEROIC i was really cheering for them till now disgusting decision to pick up BOTINO
2018-02-07 15:30
You have to admit that he's better than es3tag.
2018-02-07 19:46
#72
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Norway Qua5r00 
My man Rubino finally back at it, MORE NORWEGIAN PLAYERS IN PRO ESPORTS!!!!! NORWAY!!! NORWAY!!! NORWAY!!!
2018-02-07 15:31
#73
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Portugal raaVz 
NICE JUGI - GOOD AWPER RUBINO - GOOD SUPPORT NiKO - GOOD SUPERSTAR SPANNI - Good IGL Mooddi - idk
2018-02-07 15:34
Moddii is a very explosive that can carry games easily and his form rose at the end of last year and hopefully it stayed that way so heroic could be dark horse on a good day
2018-02-07 16:25
#75
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Sri Lanka ezfaze 
PogChamp Rubino +JUGI/Snappi
2018-02-07 15:34
ez for ruben villareal
2018-02-07 15:35
reasonable
2018-02-07 15:35
bad + washed up gl u need it :()
2018-02-07 15:36
great
2018-02-07 15:37
Great move,i haven't seen anything too good from es3tag,rubino should improve the team a lot
2018-02-07 15:38
K0nfig for moddi now
2018-02-07 15:40
hell yeah
2018-02-07 15:44
ez
2018-02-07 15:47
Expected
2018-02-07 15:47
#92
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
nice :D
2018-02-07 15:48
#93
smooya | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
K0nfig Cajunb es3tag Karrigan +someone 4th best Danish team inc
2018-02-07 15:48
#178
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
pimp xDDD
2018-02-08 09:43
#97
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
rubino overrated imo also it feels like recently es3tag found his place in heroic but whatever
2018-02-07 15:54
#98
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Nice
2018-02-07 15:55
#99
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Latvia Faaakk 
Now this is a surprise
2018-02-07 15:55
expect lots of tension with peacemaker
2018-02-07 15:56
What a steal from heroic, great addition. They are really improving lately
2018-02-07 15:59
#102
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
why they annouce it right before the lan lmao
2018-02-07 15:59
-modii +dennis -someone +k0nfig
2018-02-07 16:00
#105
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Europe vasseldomau 
Konfing should replace Snappi
2018-02-07 16:00
Snappi is IGL ?
2018-02-07 16:15
If you want Heroic to be an below average team with lots of firepower but no real leadership, then sure. Rubino is a good support player but mediocre as an IGL, while snappi has been sucking out the talent of these cunts to drive Heroic to some regional success.
2018-02-07 16:43
-moddi +dennis/gade/anj/aizy/cajunb/pimp/tenzki/lukki /basso/pyth/disco doplan
2018-02-07 16:02
In it for the money I guess. I don't see this team improving much unless they change more around
2018-02-07 16:02
People thought Rubino, Dennis and k0nfig would go to optic now what? xD
2018-02-07 16:03
Not rubino couldnt they pick up someone else
2018-02-07 16:10
#112
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Peru vaniIIa 
-niko +k0nfig
2018-02-07 16:16
#119
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Denmark oskarsports 
why niko? LUL
2018-02-07 16:25
#136
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Peru vaniIIa 
Because I like snappi and moddii together calling, jugi is no cut niko odd one out, konfig too cute to go to astralis so he joins heroic ofc
2018-02-07 16:53
Understandable IMO. Es3tag hasn't looked good in a while. I think RUBINO is a decent replacement.
2018-02-07 16:16
#114
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China NA_LUL 
pogchamp
2018-02-07 16:17
#116
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Canada Sipr 
FeelsBadMan for Rubino
2018-02-07 16:22
cool, but I was kinda hoping that k0nfig would join instead of es3tag. Heroic desperately needs firepower and a star player more than they need a better support player niko hasn't been able to fill valde's shoes and MODDII is not a playmaker. Rubino is an improvement but not enough to bring this team to the next level imo
2018-02-07 16:28
I don't think it's that realistic to expect Heroic to go that much further than they are now. I mean; North, Astralis, Heroic(?)...Denmark has a decent scene but size of country etc. Not that realistic to imagine 3 top tier teams at the same time in DK. In my eyes Heroic is a good team but more of a development team, like an academy team, than a team that can realistically get much better.
2018-02-07 16:32
But they were very good at one point with valde, even top 10 in the rankings. They have potential to be better than North for sure if they just get one good playmaker.
2018-02-07 17:32
#121
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Spain akproxx 
He deserve better
2018-02-07 16:28
+1
2018-02-07 18:16
#122
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United Kingdom Br1nK 
this should be interesting.
2018-02-07 16:28
#123
trk | 
Brazil 643 
Moddi is playing really well lately, better give this line-up a chance
2018-02-07 16:30
#124
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Brazil davidzor 
A very underrated support player, he will certainly improved Heroic but if they want to be more dangerous Heroic need more changes.
2018-02-07 16:31
HEROIC was good... WHY this bad player RUBINO must join them??? :O :O R.I.P Heroic :(
2018-02-07 16:32
Rubino is a more supportive team player. If his team does well, he's also doing well. No wonder he averaged a 1.24 rating in EPL S6 Finals
2018-02-07 16:38
this is for the better (es3tag sucked), but couldn't they get like k0nfig or cajunb atleast?
2018-02-07 16:36
#129
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Germany Smelborp 
Neat. Now get cajunb or konfig on there aswell and heroic might become the second best danish team
2018-02-07 16:42
Rubino should join a better team fk shitmaker
2018-02-07 16:45
Good change, will definately make Heroic stronger. I still dont get why they have peacemaker as coach, do they communicate in english jsut because of him?
2018-02-07 16:52
#137
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Finally. Es3tag is not the best, finally they recognize that. I cant say rubino is the solution. But now its obv JuGi isn’t going anywhere so atleast they are still trying
2018-02-07 16:54
#138
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Also hope this will free up nikoJ to actually do something
2018-02-07 17:04
no:(
2018-02-07 17:08
#140
JUGi | 
Maldives DeFire 
sick line up
2018-02-07 17:21
I really like Rubino, and think he will add something good to Heroic in the pursuite for greater things, but hasn't es3tag been quite good at his time at Heroic or am i mistaken? I just had the impression they where improving greatly and es3tag was doing pretty good. Do correct me if im mistaken, im just curious.
2018-02-07 17:24
They've got only worse after -valde
2018-02-07 18:29
Not great for rubino but a good upgrade for heroic. Not sure about -es3tag but we will see
2018-02-07 17:27
finally,esetag so bad
2018-02-07 17:29
#147
oskar | 
Poland ThoreQ 
North played very well with North, i think he should comeback there. Since he left North, they started their series of breakdown.
2018-02-07 17:44
#148
dupreeh | 
Denmark Hety 
@MIRAA you might wanna update your article
2018-02-07 17:57
#149
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United Kingdom Jemers 
Now just -moddii + K0nfig. Decent t2 team
2018-02-07 18:08
#154
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Austria gex0r 
good decision, es3tag just too inconsistent
2018-02-07 18:45
#157
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Sweden dohfOs 
es3tag might've struggled with inconsistency but recently they've done quite well as a team. I can't possibly see how replacing him with Ruben will do any good.
2018-02-07 18:59
#158
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Romania Vladootzz 
finally es3tag is out omg
2018-02-07 19:02
#161
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Portugal dracø 
Good for heroic, but I think rubino can get better. Hope this launches him back to tier 1
2018-02-07 20:17
GL rubino solid player
2018-02-07 20:34
+1
2018-02-07 20:53
#163
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
This is a good transfer, an upgrade tbh.
2018-02-07 20:35
#164
zews | 
Brazil wIDt 
now move JUGi to a good team where he can shine what hes meant to.
2018-02-07 20:43
#168
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Canada gritabit 
Deserved
2018-02-07 21:40
#169
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Sweden extol88 
Bye bye modii you're next :)
2018-02-07 22:12
#173
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Why doesn't "nico" change nickname? He could be "NiKK", or "KinO" or sumtin, but taking the same nickname as the best European player is just destroying your own brand.
2018-02-08 00:54
#185
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Ukraine ksay 
he was niko before NiKo.
2018-02-09 13:50
#186
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Still needs 2 rebrand himself imo
2018-02-10 15:32
#176
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Sweden godname 
SHIT TEAM ...
2018-02-08 04:06
finally
2018-02-08 11:35
es3tag never fit in this team tbh, RUBINO belongs allot more at this level. Imprevement, by how much I don't know though.
2018-02-08 17:29
Will it still happen?
2018-02-14 08:03
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