Kinguin add trio to ESEA roster

Kinguin have strengthened their ESEA squad with the additions of Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak and Paweł "reatz" Jańczak.

The move all but confirms that Kinguin are about to revamp their Counter-Strike squad, as reported by Flickshot.fr earlier this month.

Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas has been looking for a new challenge since being benched by Virtus.pro, who signed Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller from Kinguin on a short-term loan. As for Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak, they join from PRIDE, with whom they most recently won the Legends Cup, in Santa Ana.

TaZ is now part of Kinguin's ESEA roster

It is believed that Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco and Christopher "⁠MUTiRiS⁠" Fernandes have reached the end of the road in Kinguin, with the Portuguese duo leaving the team without attending a single event.

Kinguin are currently at the wrong end of the table in ESEA MDL, albeit with only two matches played so far - a 16-8 defeat to Sprout and a 16-5 victory over DIVIZON.

The Polish team's reported new lineup will look as follows:

Poland Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz
Poland Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski
Poland Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas
Poland Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak
Poland Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1354
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
846
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
568
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
expected
2018-03-11 23:27
10 replies
rip fox
2018-03-11 23:28
5 replies
brutl
2018-03-11 23:29
3 replies
Ez top 1 poland
2018-03-11 23:31
2 replies
RIP PRIDE
2018-03-11 23:32
no bntet no party
2018-03-12 12:03
Very much fox rip.
2018-03-11 23:29
Best team Poland?
2018-03-11 23:29
1 reply
Probably and I hope so.
2018-03-12 00:46
hahaahh fox and mutiris xDDDDDDD
2018-03-11 23:29
Another dream portuguese dead, i m sad
2018-03-11 23:49
#2
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Spain HolaBuenas
tazmania japierdole
2018-03-11 23:27
N1 taze win major pliix
2018-03-11 23:28
#4
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Norway Phancy11
Taz is back bois!! Who is the coach tho? Loord?
2018-03-11 23:28
8 replies
#45
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Poland iHayaa
Yes Loord.
2018-03-11 23:31
7 replies
I doubt he will stay. TaZ and loord on the same team doesn't add up
2018-03-11 23:43
6 replies
#100
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Poland lupina385
Ignoring the fact that they were both in the original g5, and that they are adults that should not be affected by things that happeened over 4 years ago (if anything happened), yeah, they will totally ruin the team because they "don't add up".
2018-03-12 00:16
2 replies
#136
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Malaysia Suno[t]
Did Loord ever comment about the aftermath?
2018-03-12 04:43
I heard that they still hate eachother tho.
2018-03-13 16:33
#100
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Poland lupina385
Ignoring the fact that they were both in the original g5, and that they are adults that should not be affected by things that happeened over 4 years ago (if anything happened), yeah, they will totally ruin the team because they "don't add up".
2018-03-12 00:16
Ignoring the fact that they were both in the original g5, and that they are adults that should not be affected by things that happeened over 4 years ago (if anything happened), yeah, they will totally ruin the team because they "don't add up"
2018-03-12 03:13
#191
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India petr0
Ignoring the fact that they were both in the original g5, and that they are adults that should not be affected by things that happeened over 4 years ago (if anything happened), yeah, they will totally ruin the team because they "don't add up"
2018-03-12 12:06
#5
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Portugal trNN$
fdsfdsf
2018-03-11 23:28
5 replies
+1
2018-03-11 23:42
1 reply
#68
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Portugal trNN$
hahahhaha
2018-03-11 23:42
XD
2018-03-12 00:36
rip fox :((((
2018-03-12 12:25
#204
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Malaysia byaIi
Fox Mutiris Zelin Just Zlynx
2018-03-12 13:52
Daddy is back 🔞🔞🔞
2018-03-11 23:28
1 reply
nice nick
2018-03-12 10:50
nice
2018-03-11 23:28
rip fox again
2018-03-11 23:28
bye bye BOTFOX
2018-03-11 23:28
N1
2018-03-11 23:28
#11
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Poland vzk
Ok
2018-03-11 23:28
taz bot
2018-03-11 23:28
wow
2018-03-11 23:28
#15
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Poland EnerqX
najs
2018-03-11 23:28
#16
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United States Cherryyy
Better than VP inc
2018-03-11 23:28
1 reply
Not a big deal
2018-03-11 23:29
#18
niko | 
Denmark ilnert
-rallen/MINISE +innocent Would be better than VP
2018-03-11 23:29
4 replies
0/8
2018-03-11 23:58
1 reply
#102
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Israel nukero
actually minise would be awp there and If you really think that innocent is better than rallen then... lul
2018-03-12 00:19
Innocent reject invite from kinguin
2018-03-12 00:46
lol innocent is the most overrated player in the world. 2,4 adr vs navi #stillremember
2018-03-12 09:27
szpero rip
2018-03-11 23:28
Lets fucking go POLSKA
2018-03-11 23:28
No SZPERO no fun
2018-03-11 23:28
Rip pt
2018-03-11 23:28
1 reply
True :\
2018-03-11 23:36
#23
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Asia bossen1
why no morelz lol? best talent in poorland atm
2018-03-11 23:28
reatz the Polish Byali
2018-03-11 23:29
2 replies
I kinda laughed ;)
2018-03-12 06:47
1 reply
warmed my heart :)
2018-03-12 19:33
ez for victor twofaced tomado
2018-03-11 23:29
where you at makor
2018-03-11 23:29
Finally TaZ my mentor is back
2018-03-11 23:29
#32
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Indonesia Dzapko
1st Polish power inc
2018-03-11 23:29
#33
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Denmark Zorrondo
who cares
2018-03-11 23:29
Gl to the legend Wiktor " 4Head " Tazmanian, probly still better than VP
2018-03-11 23:30
#36
ropz | 
Germany knoxy7
shit team
2018-03-11 23:29
3 replies
can't be worse than G2 and VP
2018-03-11 23:30
1 reply
#43
ropz | 
Germany knoxy7
ok your point :D
2018-03-11 23:30
Typical german....
2018-03-12 04:46
#37
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France Deadfish
almost forgot this org :D
2018-03-11 23:30
#38
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Germany ConAction
sick ;D
2018-03-11 23:30
#39
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Poland halucyn0
"taz was always last when you pressed tab" :(
2018-03-11 23:30
XD tier 3
2018-03-11 23:30
#42
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
minise ? reatz ? What the fuck are you doing kinguin ? You remove szpero and later get minise ? Why ? And reatz ? Is there really noone better ?
2018-03-11 23:30
24 replies
I wished it was morelz and szpero but minise and reatz are still fine
2018-03-11 23:34
10 replies
#95
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
They don't have much talent around to replace reatz with, i get it. Atleast he seems to be better than kap3r. You're right morelz would be better. Minise I don't get it, why would they pick him over Szpero, he's like worse in every aspect of the game... + Morelz is a backup player, he'd be cheaper than reatz, and Szpero is owned by Kinguin, he's their player, why are they buying minise???
2018-03-12 00:06
9 replies
He was about to join Sprout with innocent, no idea why didnt work out on The end
2018-03-12 05:04
6 replies
#212
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
Probably not a good enough team for him. Him and innocent are really close friends tho
2018-03-12 20:34
5 replies
tbh it's better than any polish team which would want szpero
2018-03-12 20:37
4 replies
#214
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
It might be better, but it's not by a big margin. And I don't think having to move to another country and speaking in English would be worth it. There are numerous players in Poland that are a lot better than Spiidi and hell, even Hyper is a better IGL than Krystal. denis is a lot more experienced than any non-VP Polish player, but on the other hand, Szpero is miles ahead of natosaphix.
2018-03-12 20:39
3 replies
1. Except for bootcamps Sprout are living normally in their houses so it's not a problem. 2. Good point, i heard szpero's english isn't so good. 3.(It's a big "What if szpero would join Sprout") Except VP guys innocent is the best polish support and he already in that team. Szpero can IGL if he wants so then they can just kick krystal and get decent 2nd awp. And rumours were before natosaphix so 1st awp is done.
2018-03-12 20:52
2 replies
#216
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
I think if innocent and Szpero formed a new team, they could get better teammates than denis, spiidi, krystal and natosaphix/zehn. People like morelz, LUZ, even Hyper if Szpero wanted to focus only on AWP, kap3r isn't that good but he had his experience in Kinguin as well, lots of people, and they'd be speaking Polish and bootcamping in Poland, they could make a team to compete against AGO for Polish #1 team
2018-03-12 20:56
1 reply
That's right, but innocent looks fine in Sprout (he just rejected Kinguin)
2018-03-12 21:29
Szpero to vp with morelz for pasha and neo
2018-03-12 07:05
reatz and minise is the best from this team
2018-03-12 18:56
reatz is actually pretty good minise on the other hand I don't get since he's not that good
2018-03-11 23:39
11 replies
I believe minise is gonna be IGL and AWPer in this team
2018-03-11 23:43
6 replies
#97
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
Szpero is way better and he's also an igl. Plus, he's kinguin's player, while minise costs them money..
2018-03-12 00:06
#98
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
Sorry, pasha said on stream that he's a pro streamer, so he's likely being replaced on VP by szpero who will also take the IGL role away from Neo. If that's the case, minise makes sense.
2018-03-12 00:10
3 replies
szpero wants to be fulltime awp and not igl
2018-03-12 00:11
2 replies
#103
nexa | 
Portugal lvr1
If VP said "You come here and IGL over Neo" he'd never reject xD
2018-03-12 00:22
1 reply
Carry potter is just dumb he talks bs like this all the time
2018-03-12 11:01
taz need to be igl otherwise he will be useless
2018-03-12 00:35
Minise used to carry PRIDE hard
2018-03-11 23:58
3 replies
Oh really? I can't really say I know much about him, I only watched some of his games and he looked kind of mediocre, but if overall he's a good player then the move makes sense to me
2018-03-12 00:58
2 replies
I really like the guy, shame he's toxic a bit :D
2018-03-12 13:19
1 reply
Ooo, that would suck if he got kicked for being toxic
2018-03-12 22:13
szpero for pasha soon
2018-03-12 01:31
GL Kinguin Hope FOX and MUT have a good future!
2018-03-11 23:31
8 replies
#53
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United States Will767
They suck bro they should just retire they never went to a single event throughout their career with Kinguin
2018-03-11 23:35
6 replies
??? fox yes but mutiris is fucking insane
2018-03-11 23:39
4 replies
nt
2018-03-12 00:02
3 replies
who's better than him from pt
2018-03-12 00:56
2 replies
0/8
2018-03-12 06:47
1 reply
??? so you can't find anyone I take it
2018-03-12 22:14
#139
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Portugal R0cketOG
2018-03-12 05:03
i think no :) they get kicked from tier4 team :)
2018-03-11 23:36
NIE WIE CO TO TO STRACH WIEC
2018-03-11 23:32
1 reply
Wiec do przodu gna
2018-03-11 23:59
vp and kinguin both in esea lel
2018-03-11 23:33
better than VP tbh :D Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-03-11 23:35
1 reply
AGO > both
2018-03-11 23:36
#55
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Germany Smelborp
FeelsFoxMan
2018-03-11 23:36
go taz
2018-03-11 23:36
Why Fox and mutiris have no luck bro? Hey tugas, tell me! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-03-11 23:38
6 replies
#141
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Portugal R0cketOG
hltv.org/matches/2320156/kinguin-vs-prid.. you see their aquisitions and tell me. Only explanation is that Taz wants a full polish lineup to reduce comunication problems.
2018-03-12 05:04
5 replies
3 replies
#165
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Portugal R0cketOG
hltv.org/matches/2320156/kinguin-vs-prid.. Out of those 20 matches how many was Fox the IGL? You think its coincidence that his performances increased after loord and Szpero stand in for michu and started calling? Not to mention Mutiris who spent 2 months being the entry for a team that couldnt play coordinated. hltv.org/matches/2320536/kinguin-vs-good.. hltv.org/matches/2320540/epg-vs-kinguin-.. hltv.org/matches/2320546/red-reserve-vs-.. hltv.org/matches/2320504/kinguin-vs-havu.. hltv.org/matches/2320503/kinguin-vs-gods.. hltv.org/matches/2320220/pride-vs-kingui.. hltv.org/matches/2319474/kinguin-vs-avan.. hltv.org/matches/2319489/kinguin-vs-spro.. These are all recent matches.
2018-03-12 07:51
2 replies
Mouz was igl at very beggining
2018-03-12 11:05
1 reply
#176
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Portugal R0cketOG
Yes...1 week.
2018-03-12 11:13
You just got rekt by Stanislavv
2018-03-12 06:34
#61
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Ukraine piratz0r
GOODLUCK TAZ <3
2018-03-11 23:38
#63
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Portugal RafaKimi
All the people saying bot fox and stuff like that even though he was the one with the biggest carry potential in the kinguin team
2018-03-11 23:39
3 replies
#93
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Poland Zgrzyt
mad lul
2018-03-12 00:00
1 reply
+1
2018-03-12 01:32
Today everyone love Taz... BTW: GL&HF
2018-03-11 23:41
-minise +szpero
2018-03-11 23:41
#69
torox | 
Turkey orox2
rallen budget NEO MINISE budget Pasha mouz budget Snax reatz lost twin of byali
2018-03-11 23:43
2 replies
Taz with current form bugdet taz
2018-03-12 05:06
1 reply
+1 can confirm
2018-03-12 06:06
this team gonna be much better than vp, 4 decent players and experienced igl meanwhile vp have michu and 4 old bots
2018-03-11 23:44
2 replies
Snax and byali old? So everyone apart from ropz and Zywoo is fucking old?
2018-03-12 07:08
#207
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Poland assianguy
+1
2018-03-12 16:14
#73
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Sweden godname
Nice TEAM .. This team can do upsets ez
2018-03-11 23:44
What about LOORD?
2018-03-11 23:44
#75
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Poland KasPro
Niceeee
2018-03-11 23:45
seems interesting
2018-03-11 23:46
so they destroyed PRIDE right? for what? PRIDE had decent chance of winning ESEA this season or even to be promoted to EPL
2018-03-11 23:47
sick :D Can't wait to see if TaZ can make this a real team. I'd rather like -minise +szpero tbh
2018-03-11 23:55
I do hope TaZ bounces back. I'm gonna follow Kinguin's games. Let's see.
2018-03-11 23:54
NICE!
2018-03-11 23:54
tier 3 max
2018-03-11 23:55
#83
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Turkey haram123
-mouz" -MINISE" -reatz" +shox +friberg +Xizt
2018-03-11 23:55
1 reply
Xizt now maybe in fnatic XD
2018-03-12 06:37
#85
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista
TaZ is star player of this team.
2018-03-11 23:56
They kicking their best two players for bots and washed up player wow I know language was an issue but they somewhat seem to know what they were doing in matches I saw.
2018-03-11 23:58
4 replies
You forgot to put portuguese flag?
2018-03-11 23:59
1 reply
#108
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Portugal D1recT
man Pride was defeat 2 times agains a kinguin with a stand in where fox rekt then...
2018-03-12 00:35
Their best two players? hahahahahahahahahaha
2018-03-12 02:51
6/8 xd
2018-03-12 11:08
could be decent team with Taz IGLing
2018-03-11 23:58
taaaz 4Head
2018-03-11 23:59
Nice
2018-03-12 00:06
#104
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Latvia Faaakk
NotLikeThis
2018-03-12 00:27
#105
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Portugal cufwipe
As expected, this lineup never had a future. Excited to see what Taz will do. I dont think he was VP main problem, as we can see, they are even worse than before. Taz adds too much value to any team he is in. But i dont see much future to this team either, too many average players, maybe t3 at best.
2018-03-12 00:29
i am not sure about change szpero to minise, but both are at very high level, will be nice if rallen gonna be a second awp
2018-03-12 00:31
RIP PRIDE
2018-03-12 00:50
trash buc again?
2018-03-12 00:55
taz just fucking retire already ur too old to play this game
2018-03-12 01:09
lets goo
2018-03-12 01:27
good luck Kinguin and 742 :)))))
2018-03-12 01:30
Let's fucking go!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-03-12 01:36
poor tugas, who are they going to overrate now?
2018-03-12 02:12
#126
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Brazil hugoooo
(expect an horde of Portuguese fans to follow every single match this team ever play, and they will bash and flame Kinguin on every defeat, blaming them for having kicked the PT duo, just like they did when FaZe replaced fox with allu, and we still see PT fans cursing FaZe to date) Interesting move to bring TaZ.
2018-03-12 02:17
4 replies
3 replies
#184
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Poland Spanksss
Ohh, maybe u could post a match when loord nad more frags than mut
2018-03-12 11:49
2 replies
#188
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Portugal R0cketOG
#165 maybe you could see a trend in recent matches instead of watching just one. Or even better you could actually watch a kinguin match and see for yourself the role mut had on T and how much he swapped on CT because things were not working Edit: and the fact that this match was vs the players replacing them is just nice to set the example
2018-03-12 11:58
1 reply
#192
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Poland Spanksss
and u r as well posting one match ): anyway wish that fox and mut will get a good team, maybe some team with lowel etc :D
2018-03-12 12:10
gl to new Kinguin ... Godfox hope u get a new team along with mut
2018-03-12 02:31
#128
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Europe jesh
gl guys, I hope you will be better than vp
2018-03-12 02:41
That moment when your star player is TAZ... LMFAO
2018-03-12 02:52
2 replies
Try again low iqer
2018-03-12 11:12
1 reply
hltv warrior at his best
2018-03-12 16:40
Better than VP at least.
2018-03-12 03:09
Can't wait to see kinguin vs VP
2018-03-12 03:41
better than vp xD
2018-03-12 04:18
#135
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Canada gritabit
Good luck to Kinguin! Hope to see if they will have success
2018-03-12 04:36
they won't be any better than the previous meme lineup
2018-03-12 05:00
#144
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Portugal R0cketOG
They sure as well wont have better players with this switches, but they might have better sinergy and they will be speaking their primary language, time wil tell if its a good move or not. I would like to see fox and mut playing with taz tho
2018-03-12 05:08
2 replies
+1 the comms will definitely be better, but they're super limited by the caliber of their players. maybe they can do well in random online tourneys, that's it
2018-03-12 05:25
1 reply
Limited? Have you seen rallen play? Mouz and Minise are sick as well
2018-03-12 07:09
#145
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Luxembourg RedSmoke
Wtf... lol Fox just needs better than this s*** Kinguin to be fair... he and Rallen were a good duo but yeah sadly they just separate them, and for this... omfg
2018-03-12 05:09
#146
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Russia RoneEZ
-minise +bntet = best polska team
2018-03-12 05:12
"Kinguin have strengthened their ESEA squad with the additions of Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas" ROFL:DDD
2018-03-12 05:45
-2 bots +2.5 bots
2018-03-12 05:52
#151
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Poland pathology
Lets make Kinguin great again
2018-03-12 06:05
nice team, taz + loord again!
2018-03-12 06:07
Karol is not a woman? :(
2018-03-12 06:12
#161
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Poland Ryunar
EZ pro league spot inbound
2018-03-12 06:58
Ex TaZ
2018-03-12 08:04
-taz pls
2018-03-12 08:25
An eagle and white polar bear just transform to penguin :D what is going on crazy :D
2018-03-12 09:34
pride ded? where other players go?
2018-03-12 10:51
5 replies
mut and fox to faze -karrigan -rain
2018-03-12 11:14
4 replies
szpero kaper boys?
2018-03-12 11:34
2 replies
#194
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Poland misioneos
they will create new izako boars squad (its not joke xD)
2018-03-12 12:29
1 reply
hahahahaha no way. do izak pay them good Izako Boars top 1 org pl. Izako major team stickers inc.
2018-03-12 12:48
lol for sure
2018-03-12 11:53
Pride first in ESEA and now they stole their best players to the one of the latest teams. #WTF
2018-03-12 11:16
lets goooo, lets become #1 in Poland now
2018-03-12 11:16
Im VP fan but i hope somedays kinguin with this roster will beat VP
2018-03-12 11:33
1 reply
lol ofc this roster Will rekt vp
2018-03-12 21:50
Ez poland top 1
2018-03-12 11:44
#183
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Poland weo000
minise and reatz stickers yay
2018-03-12 11:47
EZ 4 KINGUIN TAZ GOD TOP 1
2018-03-12 11:51
GL TaZ
2018-03-12 11:57
#196
NEO | 
Switzerland gaxen
Why minise, why?
2018-03-12 12:40
#197
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Malaysia byaIi
Expected
2018-03-12 12:47
Show them you are not finished yet taz :D
2018-03-12 13:10
Better than Fox team. GL TaZ.
2018-03-12 13:30
#203
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Finland f0pZ
ez tier 3 team
2018-03-12 13:32
#205
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
meh tier50 boring
2018-03-12 14:02
ez tier 1 team
2018-03-12 15:42
my new team <3
2018-03-12 18:55
#222
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Denmark Xipingu
TaZ is back! <3
2018-03-13 17:17
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