Splyce to drop roster, pull out of CS:GO - Report

martiicsgo
April 26th, 2018 10:45

Splyce are set to drop their CS:GO roster and pull out of the game, according to a report from Dust2.us.

Since the organisation was rebranded in December 2015, Splyce have struggled to find consistency, with their most notable offline appearance coming at the MLG Columbus Major, for which they qualified after replacing TheMongolz at the offline qualifier.

Online, Splyce have not fared much better, and they currently face the prospect of relegation from the ESL Pro League, in which they sit next to last, with only two games left to play. 

DAVEY's long tenure with Splyce is coming to an end

Splyce will become the third household name in North American esports to pull out of Counter-Strike in recent months, following CLG and Misfits. 

According to another report from Dust2.us, former CLG member Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland will finish out the season with Splyce as a replacement for Zack "XotiC" Elshani, who is unable to get a passport in time for the ESL Pro League relegation stage, which will be held in Leicester from May 9-10. On Twitter, the Australian stressed that he is merely a stand-in for the team, confirming that he remains a free agent.

Splyce's current roster looks as follows: 

United States Taylor "Drone" Johnson
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
Canada David "DAVEY" Stafford
Canada Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
Australia Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland (stand-in)

United States Zack "XotiC" Elshani (inactive)

United States Zachary "Eley" Stauffer (coach)

It is unclear at this time whether the contracts will be negotiated or the players will simply be released, although an announcement is expected on the horizon. 

United States Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
128
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
758
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
332
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
759
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford
David 'DAVEY' Stafford
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
515
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Zack 'XotiC' Elshani
Zack 'XotiC' Elshani
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
111
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
#1
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India Reaper1 
Oh no Also, I can now die in peace! :))
2018-04-26 10:48
ok
2018-04-26 10:55
#182
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Australia weapon_ 
LOL RICKEH...
2018-04-27 03:45
#2
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Lithuania DieNastyA 
Hehexd
2018-04-26 10:46
hehe xd
2018-04-26 15:32
#3
Twixie | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Lul
2018-04-26 10:46
rip
2018-04-26 10:46
RiP rickeh
2018-04-26 12:59
rippeh
2018-04-26 20:04
#6
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Singapore Kerk 
What happened to 6v5?
2018-04-26 10:46
#7
LEo | 
Ethiopia FaZe|HUNDEN 
Oof
2018-04-26 10:47
#8
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Australia VeryAussieGuy 
oh shit thank the lord rickeh
2018-04-26 10:47
#9
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Belgium jorneiro 
F
2018-04-26 10:47
cya
2018-04-26 10:47
#11
twist | 
Russia Shumrud 
wtf rickeh unlucky
2018-04-26 10:47
#12
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
F rickeh :(
2018-04-26 10:47
#13
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
rip
2018-04-26 10:47
it was a good run
2018-04-26 10:47
for rickeh especially
2018-04-26 12:10
hes clearly still one of the boys, he's just ruining all of RNG's competition. 400iq play by him
2018-04-26 12:13
#85
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India grinchxd 
xd
2018-04-26 13:11
#96
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United States Acetk 
>splyce >competition Choose one.
2018-04-26 14:50
woa hey ur from the centrelink discord lmao
2018-04-26 23:13
OMEGALUL
2018-04-26 10:47
NA CS ON A DOWNFALL
2018-04-26 10:48
#47
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Dominican Republic Jetskee 
monkaS
2018-04-26 11:12
CS itself is dead
2018-04-26 20:01
#135
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
i hope coL drops their roster too, they are wasting their money with their current roster
2018-04-26 20:02
#18
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Australia thelargefag 
zzz
2018-04-26 10:48
#19
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Expected
2018-04-26 10:48
thank god rickeh is just a stand in he deserves better
2018-04-26 10:49
Another NA team bites the dust...
2018-04-26 10:49
#22
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Australia aucs 
rickeh had to destroy org to get out lmao
2018-04-26 10:49
LUL. First "s1mple destroyed Na`Vi", now "Rickeh destroyed Splyce".
2018-04-26 14:34
#23
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Finland uzigod 
Splyce fox Splyce HS Splyce innocent Splyce loWel Splyce ??????
2018-04-26 10:49
'pull out of csgo' = they wont sign another csgo roster not that hard to understand, isnt it?
2018-04-26 10:51
#49
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United States burz3u5 
i think penta will sign them
2018-04-26 11:14
Penta signing like 60% of their roster back LUL.
2018-04-26 12:26
#115
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United States burz3u5 
yes fox did say they had 1 eu team
2018-04-26 16:11
nah, 80% it is not gonna be splyce
2018-04-26 15:26
NA cs is dying ever so quickly, maybe many talents from the region now finally find the ambition to be serious about their craft because they're not earning paychecks for everything they do
2018-04-26 10:50
I don’t see German CS going anywhere kek
2018-04-26 21:11
Me neither, I'll be the first to admit that German cs fucking sucks, but NA has the talent to create great teams but they often mess it up
2018-04-26 21:25
#25
hooch | 
Russia c0ldl3ss 
Press F to pay respects
2018-04-26 10:50
Splyce lul
2018-04-26 10:51
#28
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
good idea, waste of money on players this caliber lul ;p
2018-04-26 10:53
#29
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Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
Nothing of value was lost
2018-04-26 10:54
New bot fox team
2018-04-26 10:55
'pull out of csgo' = they wont sign another csgo roster not that hard to understand, isnt it?
2018-04-26 11:57
#88
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Oh they said they wont sign another team? Let's just take their word for it guys!
2018-04-26 13:28
#32
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Slovakia Jakubko345 
who?
2018-04-26 10:55
A Venture Capital-Backed organization with millions of dollars to invest has decided CS:GO is not worth their time, that's who. Dimwit.
2018-04-26 11:00
#130
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
Doens't matter they're a shit team dimwit.
2018-04-26 19:51
The greater underlying issue here is that NA orgs (with money to spend and backing) are dropping CS entirely. This isn't good at all. TSM, Misfits, Splyce, EG, CLG, IBP all getting out of CS never to return it seems. CS as an esport from an investor stand point seems to be overall a bad investment, while trash games like fortnite and overwatch are getting millions of $ from investors. That being said, I hope no one else picks up this roster. I hope semphis leaves CS for good.
2018-04-26 10:56
There is just no other roster to pick up, talent pool is too small rn, it's unprofitable to keep paying mediocre team that doesn't even qualify for events and any good NA roster that could have success is already signed
2018-04-26 11:04
#41
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1
2018-04-26 11:06
#41
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1
2018-04-26 11:06
#50
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
why would you include ibp on that list lol
2018-04-26 11:16
Only because they had the brand recognition to become an org with large investors (in today's market) but instead, after their players threw, said screw it. Maybe that was the right decision though.
2018-04-26 11:31
#102
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United States aaronjustis 
They probably didnt get much of a choice, like Titan when KQLY got banned, i mean its not like IBP was paying their players anyways
2018-04-26 15:19
#58
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
In NA yes, They started signing shit teams a few years back and now They all be ripperino (dignitas next lol), while EU was lacking orgs for their good teams back in The days ( now They got Heoric,godsent,sprout, ago and Other pretty much brand New orgs to fill in The holes)
2018-04-26 11:43
Who is investing in pubg and fortnite? They are not Esport Titles and are boring to watch. You spend 300k a year for a half decent Pro Team just for salaries (5+Coach). How you get the Money back? Its difficult. You need Sponsoring but who wants to Sponsor a Tier 3 NA Team? Esports in General needs a better Funding. BIG Players like Twitch / Youtube they need to Pay Millions. Theres no Licensing Scheme atm. At least not a System who is Supporting the Teams enough.
2018-04-26 12:37
#100
Snajdan | 
New Zealand Ms2Y 
PUBG have a lot of teams over there, and fortnite streamers as well, is hard to say Not Esport Titles, when PUBG have world championship.
2018-04-26 15:11
And it has* been a long time coming (ever since it was even sensed/whiffed that EL would be broadcasting CS on national television). NA at the moment doesn't have enough talent to fill out even five teams (ignoring the .aus/.br/.eu teams/players) that are good enough to compete against any top-25 EU team. In addition, the buyout on some of these players are multiple factors greater than their best-case maximum ROI. ... Consider that TSM bought Semphis out of coL for ~50k, then ask what has he done since C9. Splyce, as Ryx has pointed out lol, have been a dead team for a while now. Struggling to win against premier teams, losing in open qualifiers, dog shit play in general, ego problems... and nobody has been held accountable (until now).
2018-04-26 12:51
#36
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Other mikecool 
rofl after all this talk of rickeh joining, this is what its come to.
2018-04-26 11:00
#37
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Poland morosek 
Thank god
2018-04-26 11:01
It was about time
2018-04-26 11:01
#39
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
BibleThump Btw mlg stickers will go up in price
2018-04-26 11:04
the sad part is not about the news when they drop roster, the sad part is when no one care about it xd
2018-04-26 11:06
>tfw you figure out you can't have 6 players play at the same time
2018-04-26 11:09
#46
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Weldo 
HAHAHHAHA WTF
2018-04-26 11:11
unluckeh rickeh
2018-04-26 11:12
#51
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
Took them way too long. Paying trash na pros money for being trash and think that’s a good investment is really retarded.
2018-04-26 11:20
#52
shox | 
France pure_y0y 
F
2018-04-26 11:20
#54
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Brazil Collee 
lol at these orgs getting shitty lineups and ending up traumatized with CS:GO. 100T was the worst. $1 million and never played a game omegalul. It's a decent game to invest, just learn how the scene works
2018-04-26 11:33
+1 dude, teams without a future get signed. Imperial for example did it perfectly, 'Mans not hot' were doing pretty fucking good, Imperial signed them and then they won Copenhagen Games, but the other orgs seem to have no clue about the scene tbh
2018-04-26 11:59
#103
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Brazil Collee 
Yeah they just sign the first avaliable players they see. Like dignitas ending up with this lineup, wtf... and they're doing a really good job at female CS(dig). Probably because it's much easier to have a top team, but still. The fact that they're supporting this male lineup for so long makes me wonder if they really care about being on top
2018-04-26 15:20
'Dignitas' is the former 'SoaR' roster, right? I mean, in that situation I even understood, that they signed them, they weren't even that bad at the beginning and even get into EPL, but since then they totally suck and I dont even see them on any other leagues/tournaments tbh
2018-04-26 15:27
#111
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Norway Phancy11 
Soar best player was not allowed to play in pro league caused age restriction rule, since then it's just fucked up for them.
2018-04-26 15:54
oh, didnt even know that. sucks for them
2018-04-26 16:03
#177
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United States Jammin800k 
Yeah snakes is nuts
2018-04-26 23:55
#104
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United States aaronjustis 
they're too focused on trying to get money quick then to take time and research or learn something off the scene
2018-04-26 15:22
Rip rickeh
2018-04-26 11:36
#56
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France TROIIDA 
Not much of a loss, just another NA team.
2018-04-26 11:38
You've missed the point. The team will continue to play, at least for EPL relegation. The point is Splyce, the org with lots of $ from venture capitalist funds, just said "meh, fuck csgo not worth" (i assume, in their heads)
2018-04-26 11:40
#59
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
Well They smart, they loyal
2018-04-26 11:45
#61
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Germany VeryFlaMezGuy 
they from na
2018-04-26 11:51
Yes, it's not worth it because they're not winning shit, so it's understandable.
2018-04-26 11:45
#141
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France TROIIDA 
NA is still irrelevant in reality
2018-04-26 20:09
#179
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Canada PolarApoc 
+1
2018-04-27 03:19
#64
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
Unluko
2018-04-26 12:07
Rickeh and Davy are actually good potential pickups for some org that knows what they are doing.
2018-04-26 12:07
#67
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
oh shit who will be the force buy king now that semphis will probably quit
2018-04-26 12:11
#69
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United States sh0ckwavemodz 
RIP
2018-04-26 12:13
#70
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Brazil Gunzel 
CS GO is dying
2018-04-26 12:16
#72
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Australia VeryAussieGuy 
Only from your perspective, seeing your team is dead
2018-04-26 12:28
#74
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Brazil Gunzel 
fan os spunj lol
2018-04-26 12:30
#78
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Australia VeryAussieGuy 
been on the desk more than SK’s been in the playoffs
2018-04-26 12:51
#87
Finland f0pZ 
REKT
2018-04-26 13:26
#89
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Australia VeryAussieGuy 
also meant 2018
2018-04-26 13:31
lmfao gottem
2018-04-26 13:44
+1
2018-04-26 12:32
f
2018-04-26 12:28
#79
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Czech Republic SEVOijan 
Rip xotic
2018-04-26 12:52
#80
shabi | 
Portugal p0ck1CS 
F
2018-04-26 12:55
No worries guys, VOLVO will save CSGO from dying. kappacino
2018-04-26 12:59
#110
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Macau fivemorning 
Nah won't happen
2018-04-26 15:48
#83
Sunde | 
Australia Rick2222 
sad
2018-04-26 13:02
#84
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Denmark DanishDelight 
All the shitty NA orgs who thought they could make easy money.. You wont be missed
2018-04-26 13:02
Once again proven CS:GO is dying, soon smaller EU orgs start to also drop, just wait :).
2018-04-26 13:17
sure
2018-04-26 14:19
#137
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
sure m8 they were def not throwing their money away to a no good team that dont give the org exposure
2018-04-26 20:06
No.
2018-04-27 07:55
So sad... SEMPHIS is one of my favorite players...
2018-04-26 14:34
Reltuc. If ur nick is Reltuc and surname cutler, u cant be very skilled gamer.
2018-04-26 14:45
#95
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Brazil $anji 
Sad, what bout summit1g?
2018-04-26 14:48
#97
Lemmy | 
Germany Vikernes 
Sorry kory
2018-04-26 15:03
F
2018-04-26 15:08
Poor rickeh :(
2018-04-26 15:11
#181
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Australia weapon_ 
Youd think he wud have signed a contract befor going to NA
2018-04-27 03:42
#101
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Poland blokzieNTC 
clg, misfits and now splyce, gj gaben, keep doing that. This game will die faster than I actually expected lol
2018-04-26 15:11
how is that gaben fault lol? Splyce was playing trash for many months.
2018-04-26 15:30
#139
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
it makes sense though they dont qualify for offline events and they dont give the org exposure so whats the point of sponsoring them
2018-04-26 20:07
#105
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United States aaronjustis 
sad :(
2018-04-26 15:24
#112
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
pay for some rando roster then decide not working nice
2018-04-26 16:01
I wondered why their sticker suddenly appeared on the market as a frequently bought item lol
2018-04-26 16:04
Newfag LOOOOOL! Splyce vs Vexed at Mirage is one of the best screaming matches in CSGO history tbh.
2018-04-26 16:23
2017 calling me a newfag? I still remember the fake Ibp aka splyce foil
2018-04-26 16:25
??? still remember? LOL the sticker is there how would you forget an sticker? LOL dumb and it’s from 2016 not that old anyway. still newfagggggg
2018-04-26 17:54
I meant to type still remember them as if it was yesterday When did you start to watch cs?
2018-04-27 10:47
#187
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Italy 1257Legend 
when you were still a little shit inside your dad's balls.
2018-04-27 13:59
22 years ago?
2018-04-27 14:22
#189
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Italy 1257Legend 
Yup
2018-04-27 14:23
Ok my Russian friend
2018-04-27 14:25
nt prokdinho
2018-04-26 17:48
I'm not prokdinho wtf
2018-04-27 10:47
RIP CSGODEAD GAME CONFIRMED ORGS DONT WANT CSGO TEAMS CUZ THEY DEAD RIP Misfits CLG Splyce 100T
2018-04-26 16:23
#140
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
no lmao these teams werent doing anything so the orgs decided to drop them
2018-04-26 20:08
not surprising for a dead game
2018-04-26 16:38
#120
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Argentina ivanpb 
Guys, I have to sadly agree, the end is near.
2018-04-26 17:26
davey and semphis omegalul
2018-04-26 17:47
#124
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United States subzera 
sad for me but i hope the team sticks together and stays in epl
2018-04-26 17:56
#125
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Europe ItsAvenn 
finally....
2018-04-26 18:35
Splyce stickers on Ak 47 Fuel Injector, never forget :(
2018-04-26 18:38
#127
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North America kLiMMiL$ 
LuL RIP
2018-04-26 19:35
Honestly this is pretty expected.. Was wondering how long it would be until the Splyce org throws in the towel.. They've just had mediocre rosters doing absolutely nothing for so long now, didn't see them lasting.
2018-04-26 19:48
#142
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
wonder how long it would take for coL to drop their team
2018-04-26 20:09
They should sign torqued imo
2018-04-26 20:09
coL is a bit different because the owner (jason lake) has been the owner of coL and involved with counter strike since cs 1.5. He isn't like some random dude just trying to get his hand in on free money like all these smaller NA orgs that think they're going to get a team and strike it rich and be the next C9.
2018-04-26 20:13
#147
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
but lets be honest there are better players that are free agents then what they have right now. I do know he has a bunch of funding from the Dallas Cowboys but I dont think hes making the right decision by funneling money into a below mediocre team that doesnt attend tier 1 or 2 events. He gets all the funding he wants from the cowboys and he gives the CS team all they need but the CS team never performs.
2018-04-26 20:19
+1
2018-04-26 20:26
+1
2018-04-26 20:26
#129
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
shit team
2018-04-26 19:50
#132
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Sweden godname 
FINALLY, SHIT Semphis
2018-04-26 19:57
Never too late to pull out eh?;)
2018-04-26 20:09
Holy shit this games is dying so fast
2018-04-26 20:12
#148
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United States LJPixels 
They fail to mention organizations like eunited and dignitas recently picked up csgo teams.
2018-04-26 20:19
#165
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Canada gritabit 
DAVEY is still a decent NA IGL and Drone's career is almost non-existent. They should hopefully move to another roster. That being said, SEMPHIS and Cutler have been in the game for too long.
2018-04-26 20:36
#166
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Brazil XEMBAO 
deserved after choke against swole patrol LOL
2018-04-26 20:37
#167
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
Joining the ....OMEGALOL
2018-04-26 20:42
When pro online leagues switched to youtube this game was taken out back and shot like a sick dog. I dont think ive watched one epl/ecs game live since they have switched. I watch more mdl than I do the proleagues because it is on twitch. So thank you face it and esl for going for the money grab and basically ruining online cs and screwing over these teams because like you get like a tenth of the viewers on youtube for pro matches and that probably doesnt look good for sponsors.
2018-04-26 22:00
#178
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United States Jammin800k 
Very good point a lot of people don't even bother watching pro league anymore and if I do its usually on twitch in Russian or some obscure language the only time I actually take time to watch YouTube csgo is if G2 is playing.
2018-04-26 23:58
From 2015 to 2018 they keep fail and fail lul only thing they achieved was qualifying to columbus :D
2018-04-26 22:40
Feels a bit awkward to say "report from dust2.us" when it is the same owners lmao
2018-04-26 22:50
If Marty had just friggin listened this team and this org wouldn't be so shit
2018-04-26 22:59
#175
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Jetlageh
2018-04-26 23:14
should've happened as soon as professor_chaos stepped down tbh
2018-04-26 23:50
#180
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Australia weapon_ 
So rickeh moved to the US.. no team.. no contract.. Risky move imo..
2018-04-27 03:38
#186
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Italy 1257Legend 
Game is dying, no surprise here.
2018-04-27 13:57
abunch of retards. An org drops a team that wasn't performing. So that must mean CSGO is dying. fucking morons an org is not going to keep paying players that can't qualify for anything.
2018-04-28 01:01
giving up after winning major champions
2018-04-28 05:18
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