jkaem to step in for Renegades

Renegades have added Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad to their roster to fill in the gap left by Keith "NAF" Markovic's departure.

Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, who, according to Renegades, will be a stand-in "for the upcoming CS:GO season", spent the majority of 2017 playing for dignitas, after parting ways with FaZe. That team didn't have a great year overall, but they were on the verge of qualifying for the PGL Krakow Major, eventually going out 2-3 in the Swiss stage following a defeat to Vega Squadron in the fifth round.

jkaem has spent a large part of his career on English-speaking teams

The Norwegian had recently announced his comeback with a domestic lineup NOREG, but his stint in that team ended up being short-lived as the call-up to Renegades sees him pack his suitcases and move to North America.

Renegades, who will attend StarSeries i-League Season 4 and IEM Katowice, now have the following roster:

Australia Justin "jks" Savage
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward
Australia Karlo "USTILO" Pivac
United States Noah "Nifty" Francis
Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad (stand-in)

Serbia Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
#1
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Canada Amberr 
nice
2018-02-08 08:19
#9
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Finland hotdog^ 
rip HS
2018-02-08 08:20
12 btw
2018-02-08 08:22
#41
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Hs?
2018-02-08 08:31
HeadShet?
2018-02-08 08:34
HS means HeadShot
2018-02-08 09:02
But we already have edshot mashin.
2018-02-08 09:04
Pow pow edshot masheeen
2018-02-08 09:13
Unexpected.
2018-02-08 08:21
Just please make this line up work and ez major Team enyoy- kick jayzar and benny Pronax Friberg Maikelele Dennis Pyth
2018-02-08 08:28
#44
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
what the fuck
2018-02-08 08:35
#109
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Australia MatthewJKS 
Agreed, so many good options, this is disappointing.
2018-02-08 11:45
still the best player on the team
2018-02-08 16:31
#156
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Australia MatthewJKS 
I wouldn’t say that.
2018-02-08 22:15
Rip naf
2018-02-08 09:46
N1
2018-02-08 08:19
#3
China o_O 
spicy
2018-02-08 08:20
#4
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Poland gjt1337 
LOL SECOND
2018-02-08 08:20
nooo
2018-02-08 08:20
Did you realise you was from turkey?
2018-02-08 09:29
LUL gr8 banter m8 i was typing the answer but then i saw your name...
2018-02-08 11:45
Ye you realise now lekr0 is better then f0rest smh
2018-02-08 12:11
dude my nickname is not f0restbestplayer and f0rest is much better than lekr0 in every single way
2018-02-08 12:35
godsent has never won anything. Fnatic have not won anything in 2 years. 2 YEARS. 2 Y E A R S Nor will they win anything in the coming future.
2018-02-08 13:20
#125
lamp | 
Libya mothh 
best name
2018-02-08 14:25
#6
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Australia JingleBells 
RIP...it was a decent run Renegades
2018-02-08 08:20
#139
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Germany toraminda 
where did HS go?
2018-02-08 15:41
#178
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Australia JingleBells 
I woulda preferred HS over jkaem :( he is past his time tbh
2018-02-10 12:31
no SPUNJ :(
2018-02-08 08:20
#92
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Germany sommares 
Im crying
2018-02-08 10:49
there is stilla chance, he is just a stand-in
2018-02-08 16:37
#8
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Russia Siskamyon 
Ebat moy huy wtf is going on?
2018-02-08 08:20
Nice
2018-02-08 08:20
#11
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Malaysia byaIi 
wow
2018-02-08 08:20
wp
2018-02-08 08:20
#13
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Liechtenstein idiynahuyi 
ez
2018-02-08 08:20
HOLY FUCK YES
2018-02-08 08:21
#15
rain | 
Norway Raintop1 
oEGALUL
2018-02-08 08:20
#17
cyx | 
Bulgaria mitt@ 
tier 1 team 4now
2018-02-08 08:21
When were renegades tier 1? LUL
2018-02-08 15:18
#18
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Germany b1azed 
ok
2018-02-08 08:21
#19
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Spain JasonRacism 
GO RENEGADES Bring that 2015 fire power and Jkaem can be better than NAF
2018-02-08 08:21
#74
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Australia starpyur 
+1 jkaem went of in faze jkaem has got insane aim and movement pity his not a awper
2018-02-08 09:16
Jkaem so washed up and overrated player. He will peform poorly 100%
2018-02-08 11:33
#107
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Australia starpyur 
its a 50/50
2018-02-08 11:43
#20
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Australia t0rrent 
nexa and jayzwalkingz all over again
2018-02-08 08:21
#75
Sadokist | 
Poland tr1xx 
[*] jayz
2018-02-08 09:17
The rapper?
2018-02-08 11:26
#140
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Spain Silber_ 
Jkaem is 30000000 times more tested than those 2. He's played majors with diferent teams and he was a beast in 2015
2018-02-08 15:46
+1
2018-02-09 17:30
#21
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Indonesia autumnleaves_ 
RIP
2018-02-08 08:21
Liazz when?
2018-02-08 08:21
#30
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Spain JasonRacism 
He has to be considered soon ... Right?
2018-02-08 08:23
#33
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Pakistan perth 
if he does good at katowice then he will get picked up
2018-02-08 08:26
#36
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Spain JasonRacism 
Well since Jkaem is a stand in i could 100% see that as a possibility, See how Liazz plays against international competition before signing him and getting you're 2nd option as a stand in :D
2018-02-08 08:27
#48
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Australia Longie 
could be another jaywalkingz situation? waiting for someone specific?
2018-02-08 08:42
#50
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Spain JasonRacism 
Liazz to see how his Katowice goes, BnTeT to sort his VISA out, Or to get HS/Mixwell for cheaper
2018-02-08 08:44
#51
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Australia Longie 
if BnTet gets his visa sorted i would like to see that happening, Aussies on holidays he can just got back to Indonesia at same time even mixwell would be a really good pickup
2018-02-08 08:46
#97
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Spain JasonRacism 
+1
2018-02-08 11:00
#155
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Australia MatthewJKS 
+1
2018-02-08 22:10
wtf? lmao totally unexpected
2018-02-08 08:21
#24
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
Hmmmm
2018-02-08 08:21
NAFty was be the best lineup RNG will ever have
2018-02-08 08:22
#93
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Germany sommares 
Agreed
2018-02-08 10:49
Jkaem>naf
2018-02-08 08:22
Huh, I was expecting one of the ex-optic guys
2018-02-08 08:23
interesting
2018-02-08 08:25
#32
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Norway hixxx9 
WTF:))))) nexa T_T
2018-02-08 08:25
#34
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Australia aucs 
Gl boys
2018-02-08 08:26
#35
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Australia vamped 
more stand ins means more delay to getting an actual solid roster that will stay together for longer than a few months. fml
2018-02-08 08:26
#38
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Spain JasonRacism 
Jkaem is the 2nd option, They will see how Liazz plays against international competition at Katowice before making their decision on who to sign :D
2018-02-08 08:28
Liazz still probably won't be better than NAF and maybe not even jkaem, so either way I don't see a bright future for this roster
2018-02-08 14:46
#133
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Spain JasonRacism 
If Liazz joined id like Jks to have the star role and Liazz to have the support / lurk role Jks had when NAF was on the team :P
2018-02-08 14:51
#37
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Tunisia wotup_newfag 
GL JKAEM
2018-02-08 08:28
Toxic jkaem
2018-02-08 08:28
downgrade as fuck
2018-02-08 08:34
#46
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
RIP renegades Adding tier3 player who can only play with p90
2018-02-08 08:37
#55
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
lul so true, +1
2018-02-08 08:50
Good luck!
2018-02-08 08:41
I will cry if jkeam doesnt fuck up these shit NA teams.
2018-02-08 08:43
#52
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Russia AyvaN 
DeKay said that HS move in RNG :\
2018-02-08 08:47
#56
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Spain JasonRacism 
Well Jkaem is only a stand in apparently, They might still be looking at options
2018-02-08 08:53
#57
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Russia AyvaN 
ah, so HS soon move in RNG live roster.
2018-02-08 08:54
#58
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Spain JasonRacism 
Who knows, Renegades could be waiting to see how Liazz does at Katowice against good teams, They also could be waiting for BnTeT to get VISA
2018-02-08 08:55
#59
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Russia AyvaN 
oh, liazz is good yes, i wish him to play in RNG, but DeKay have to confirm HS in RNG. So let's see
2018-02-08 08:57
#64
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Spain JasonRacism 
Dekay said potentially joining, He didn't say it was guaranteed
2018-02-08 09:01
#65
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Russia AyvaN 
yes, but i think HS move in RNG XD
2018-02-08 09:02
#67
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Spain JasonRacism 
We will see soon enough :P
2018-02-08 09:02
#68
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Russia AyvaN 
yeah!
2018-02-08 09:02
Jkaem motivated? I do not think that
2018-02-08 08:47
#130
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France Mevleffy 
the guy didn't even look motivated when he was in the semis of cluj-napoca
2018-02-08 14:48
#150
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
Could say the same for jks at any tournament ever at any moment.
2018-02-08 18:32
#157
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France Mevleffy 
Could probably say the same for Happy and Xizt
2018-02-08 22:15
Wow shit player
2018-02-08 08:50
#60
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Brazil whEZ 
if this happens is a great move
2018-02-08 08:58
Jkae...who?
2018-02-08 08:58
#110
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
newfag
2018-02-08 11:50
#158
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France Mevleffy 
The guy that's going to have to carry you guys for a month
2018-02-08 22:16
Ok. Mate if you say so
2018-02-08 22:49
kick ustilo ffs.... oh I forgot, you couldn't whore out all the free AU quals then...
2018-02-08 08:58
#69
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Spain JasonRacism 
Why do people like you say kick Ustilo but say keep Taco? They play the same role and Ustilo consistently gets more frags than Taco does for the teams they play for, Ustilo baited often for NAF that's why NAF got so many kills, I think both Ustilo and Jks are going to play better without NAF now but NAF was a very talented player
2018-02-08 09:04
they can't kick ustilo uz they need an AU core.. he isn't even that bad
2018-02-08 16:40
#63
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African Union mikecool 
Hmmm. We'll have to see how this plays out...
2018-02-08 09:00
#71
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
is realy nice
2018-02-08 09:08
#72
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Finland M0nzaa 
Washed up and bad :()
2018-02-08 09:09
#76
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World ZMDR 
best laugh EU
2018-02-08 09:18
#77
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United Kingdom MansNotHot 
GL to my boooooy <3
2018-02-08 09:20
#78
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
Ok
2018-02-08 09:24
Jkaem was pretty sick at one point especially on that major run with G2 wut hppnd rip :(
2018-02-08 09:26
Trash
2018-02-08 09:31
He just joined noreg and was super "motivated" about that. He really cant make up his mind where he is playing
2018-02-08 09:38
#96
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Spain JasonRacism 
Standing in for Renegades is obviously better than NOREG
2018-02-08 10:59
I believe that motivation dissapeared with rubino
2018-02-08 18:15
#83
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
GL bruh ;)
2018-02-08 09:44
Saw it before in a forum
2018-02-08 09:45
#86
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
wtff
2018-02-08 09:56
#87
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
l0l
2018-02-08 10:00
#88
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Why not take a good player there are so many free agents now :) this will be like when they jad that swedish guy last year?
2018-02-08 10:08
#94
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Spain JasonRacism 
Name 3 free agents that are better than Jkaem, Excluding some players that can't move to NA, Dennis for example because he has a kid
2018-02-08 10:55
Jkaem has a child himself, nice logic
2018-02-08 11:35
Huh didn't know that. Seems a little nuts to leave a family behind for several months
2018-02-08 14:44
his girlfriend got a kid, its not jkaem's. Still tough tho
2018-02-08 16:38
#169
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Spain JasonRacism 
Not his kid
2018-02-09 11:27
#89
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Poland kick_michu 
bhhbuhubhbuuhuhhu
2018-02-08 10:14
#90
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Brazil cadik 
LUL rip aussies
2018-02-08 10:24
Sick
2018-02-08 10:28
#95
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i bet this coming as a surprise
2018-02-08 10:57
Should be "packing his suitcases and moving to North America". The wording is a little odd there, but great article Professeur.
2018-02-08 11:02
#99
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Australia Slippin_Jimmy 
Damn rubino would be better pickup but i guess jkaem is still an okay-ish 5th
2018-02-08 11:07
#100
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China wordEXE 
tf
2018-02-08 11:26
#103
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France cedd 
just cut azr and pick up liazz anyways on top of jkaem ez
2018-02-08 11:35
RIP Renetrash, cya in next life
2018-02-08 11:35
Renegades: Where EU players go to die :(((
2018-02-08 11:43
#111
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
jkaem is already kinda dead
2018-02-08 11:51
#113
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Sweden Akoulad 
Hqhahqhah
2018-02-08 12:16
Good player for a shit player
2018-02-08 12:32
#116
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GL jkaem
2018-02-08 12:35
#117
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Namibia banned_so 
ULTRALUL JKAEM>RENENOOBS
2018-02-08 12:48
n1
2018-02-08 12:52
Most overrated player that has wasted his talent and opportunities, rip
2018-02-08 13:21
#121
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Croatia nAmeless69 
Shut up , if any jkaem is rly underated player
2018-02-08 13:31
He had 1 good Major then he became a trahstier garbage and never came back. Hes overrated af and hes bad, washed up just like Olofmeister
2018-02-08 13:32
#123
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Croatia nAmeless69 
He never had a real opportunity to play in better teams, he's really talented player u will see on next 2 lans. And what's wrong with Olof ?? He carried FaZe alongside Guardian last 2 LANS, he was always consistent player
2018-02-08 13:37
#124
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
why you argue with 2002 lol Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-02-08 14:00
#132
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Pakistan perth 
olof washed up? jajajajja
2018-02-08 14:50
#168
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Spain JasonRacism 
+1
2018-02-09 11:26
#126
boltz | 
Brazil fcellos 
RIP renegades, isn't there other aussies to fill the roster?
2018-02-08 14:38
#166
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Spain JasonRacism 
Liazz is the only one who could tbh
2018-02-09 11:24
He won't have the same performance as naf, but I think he could still be the best on this team and really prove his value
2018-02-08 14:43
#131
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Poland tonyyy 
jkaem lol fucking bot
2018-02-08 14:49
#167
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Spain JasonRacism 
Better than every player on VP atm LOL
2018-02-09 11:24
#172
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Poland tonyyy 
>see Polish flag >Instantly talking about vp xDDD who cares about them? Is this guy who was benched in faze/g2 and was making "new maikelele and jkaem teams" for 2 years ? rofl
2018-02-09 15:29
#173
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Spain JasonRacism 
Jkaem has only been on 1 real team since FaZe/G2 and that's Dignitas
2018-02-09 17:22
"...to compete with the best!" Hm, okay, whatever floats your boat i guess, gl though...
2018-02-08 15:00
#135
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Portugal ArChii_cs 
gl
2018-02-08 15:06
#136
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan 96kg 
he is so fking noob. Just why?
2018-02-08 15:15
Whats up with NOREG now? Jkaem just joined a norwegian team and now he just play for Renegade and dont care about his team?
2018-02-08 15:29
#141
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
GL brosjan!
2018-02-08 15:55
#142
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Poland ramones1 
unexpected, gl!
2018-02-08 16:00
GL my Nordic king <3
2018-02-08 16:08
#145
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Smart choice of them! Good luck jkaem! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-08 16:31
#151
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Only problem: You are not from Brazil fake flagger.
2018-02-08 18:58
Who?
2018-02-08 19:32
#153
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
n1 rene
2018-02-08 19:53
wont even give him a contract cause they are close to disbanding.
2018-02-08 22:02
#165
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Spain JasonRacism 
They are the best team from Australia, If you think the whole team is going to disband you're fucking stupid
2018-02-09 11:23
Best team from Australia is not even tier 3 NA, I think unless they are making really good money and the org doesn't mind paying a team that will never achieve anything then they could stay together forever so we'll see.
2018-02-09 19:53
#176
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Spain JasonRacism 
They are tier 1 NA XD Top 3 NA doesn't mean they are tier 3 NA idiot
2018-02-09 19:53
Are you dumb? Before NAF they didn't even qualify for events top 3 my ass they are shit and NAF left so expect them to not qualify for even tier 3 events. See them play once or twice a year if lucky because they are so bad, pure onliner team, they will disband soon and honestly if you think they're even top 10 in NA you're retarded.
2018-02-09 19:55
expected
2018-02-08 23:31
Unexpected GL jk
2018-02-08 23:49
In one month " jkeam stepps out of renegades"
2018-02-08 23:51
#163
n2g | 
United States n2g 
How else do you want to describe a stand in?
2018-02-09 05:55
serious you stupid american??? DO you get irony? no? ok? stay the fuck out of my texts thanks.
2018-02-09 08:16
#170
n2g | 
United States n2g 
You're fucking stupid bro
2018-02-09 12:13
im not your bro
2018-02-09 13:18
#179
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Brazil vass28 
RIP
2018-02-10 12:57
Nice
2018-02-11 18:28
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