Official: Splyce drop out of CS:GO

MIRAA
April 29th, 2018 00:44

Splyce have confirmed that they have decided to take a step back from CS:GO for an indefinite period.

In a video posted on Twitter, Splyce CEO Marty "Lazerchicken" Strenczewilk admitted that the team "were not sitting in a great competitive position" and explained that the decision will allow the organisation to invest more time and resources into their other divisions.

Splyce have been involved in CS:GO since late 2015, when the company underwent a rebrand after operating as a directory of live streams called Follow Esports.

DAVEY & co set to leave Splyce

The North American organisation is mostly known for their appearance at the MLG Columbus Major, for which they qualified after replacing TheMongolZ at the offline qualifier due to visa issues.

Since then, Splyce have struggled to remain competitive, with their team now set to travel to Leicester, where they will be taking part in the ESL Pro League relegation stage after finishing in a disappointing 11th place in the regular season.

"These decisions do not come lightly, they involve dozens of people and hours and days of discussion," the Splyce CEO said. "It is something that is the best for all of us.

"I have nothing but love for all the players that played for us. I hope to see them for many years, and I really hope that they are successful on other teams."

It remains unclear at this point whether the players will be released from their contracts or transferred to another organisation.

The North American team still do not know who their fifth player at the Pro League relegation stage will be. Former CLG member Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland was initially ruled out after being registered by the team past the transfer deadline, but, according to Dust2.us, the team have submitted a request to WESA for an emergency transfer, which, if granted, would allow them to field the Australian at the event, from May 9-10.

Splyce's roster looks as follows: 

United States Taylor "Drone" Johnson
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
Canada David "DAVEY" Stafford
Canada Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
United States Zack "XotiC" Elshani

United States Zachary "Eley" Stauffer (coach)

United States Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
130
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:
778
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
488
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
352
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
771
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford
David 'DAVEY' Stafford
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
544
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Zack 'XotiC' Elshani
Zack 'XotiC' Elshani
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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Finland (o_o) 
ok
2018-04-29 00:44
#2
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
RIP BUY STICKERS GUYS
2018-04-29 00:45
#9
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Mongolia Tendies 
Rip machinegun era
2018-04-29 00:45
#12
Skadoodle | 
Portugal phvm 
You know that cs is dead when splyce leave csgo
2018-04-29 00:46
#23
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Mongolia Tendies 
Lol even I gave up on the game, only watch big lans now
2018-04-29 00:47
#31
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Austria shaakeh 
Oh no...
2018-04-29 00:56
Splyce drop expected after C9 beat them ez gg
2018-04-29 15:42
#26
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Brazil junera 
Next one will be Dignitas
2018-04-29 00:47
+1
2018-04-29 08:13
#127
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Portugal aLoNe_11 
Dont forget that fox said that he can go to 2 american teams and 1 european. Dignitas can be one of the american.
2018-04-29 10:17
Dig will be around for at least another year. I think they bought those players with the intention of flipping them later on. They show a lot of potential but they are young and lack experience.
2018-05-01 02:10
machinegun god
2018-04-29 01:01
#162
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Germany GeoRg___J 
machienguns were never good in cs
2018-04-29 18:27
At least they made a major
2018-04-29 00:45
Why would we? Everyone already knew they would never have made it to a major again, hence the sticker price will never be higher than it currently is
2018-04-29 09:10
#141
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
lie
2018-04-29 13:07
Lol bought 8 stickers they Ez gonna be €50 Cause of the color Damn time for a new drop-out!
2018-04-29 23:34
Expected
2018-04-29 00:45
drone is shit good riddance
2018-04-29 00:46
#24
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Mongolia Tendies 
plus one
2018-04-29 00:47
plus one but RIP XotiC, he was at least decent and much better than the rest of the team
2018-04-29 07:19
#178
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Canada PwnNewb 
Davey has always been solid too
2018-04-30 02:13
0/8
2018-04-29 11:40
you hamburger helpers hamburger helper?
2018-04-29 16:33
#142
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1
2018-04-29 13:09
True story. You got cut nuckas!
2018-04-29 13:14
Oh no, what a lost for csgo
2018-04-29 13:44
My CEO is called faking LAZERCHICKEN!!!!!!
2018-04-29 19:41
#3
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United Kingdom exotic_dlm 
Wow
2018-04-29 00:44
#5
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Brazil digozamaral 
expected
2018-04-29 00:45
#109
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Germany gigaTV0803 
Expected that someone comments expected
2018-04-29 06:43
Expected someone comments on the comment 'comment'
2018-04-29 07:18
#116
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Germany gigaTV0803 
Expect someone expects me to comment on the comment 'comment'
2018-04-29 07:58
#125
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Australia USTlLO 
expected
2018-04-29 09:38
fuck you guys
2018-04-29 11:29
Name checks out
2018-04-29 11:41
#6
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United Kingdom Bowsette 
Ok
2018-04-29 00:45
#7
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
RIP STICKERS
2018-04-29 00:45
#8
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Brazil XEMBAO 
deserved
2018-04-29 00:45
#13
JD | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
rip
2018-04-29 00:46
#14
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Argentina roulettesoad 
orgs. are leaving cs slowly lmao. cs go dying confirmed
2018-04-29 00:46
#57
KRIMZ | 
United Kingdom Randog98 
yeah its a shame, cs needed a rival competitor fps to force valve into making changes
2018-04-29 01:12
Like overwatch?
2018-04-29 01:24
#72
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Over what?
2018-04-29 01:35
#88
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Syria feetbanana 
overshit
2018-04-29 02:22
#126
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
underwatch
2018-04-29 10:02
#74
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
U mean reviewing demos of suspected cheaters?
2018-04-29 01:36
Yes, large competitive scene
2018-04-29 04:34
Who?
2018-04-29 08:14
#154
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Poland Hello77z 
Riot is making a competitive FPS of their own
2018-04-29 16:19
Riot games gave up on the FPS game. Your talking about something that was mentioned back in 2016. The CS:Go map designer doesn't even work there anymore.
2018-04-29 18:16
#94
fnx | 
Brazil tufak4602 
her exit was not for valve reasons but for team failure
2018-04-29 03:21
Yes, but its the third big org that's left in fast time. They clearly don't see csgo as an essential esport anymore
2018-04-29 20:11
#143
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Denmark Xipingu 
>Splyce >Important Pick one.
2018-04-29 13:10
rip
2018-04-29 00:46
#20
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Europe Irfanking 
Expected
2018-04-29 00:46
#27
ryx | 
Venezuela gaditoh 
sad
2018-04-29 00:49
#28
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France t3r4byt3 
Remember when Machinegun, CRUC1AL and AcilioN played together for Splyce?
2018-04-29 00:51
#50
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Russia Sur10n 
i remember,when Splyce qualified for the major in 2016 ( jasonR arya abE Professor_Chaos DAVEY) :c
2018-04-29 01:07
#30
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Please nobody sponsor this team, they're sooooo terrible
2018-04-29 00:53
How many orgs so far have pulled out of CS:GO? A lot,CS:GO is slowly dying and Valve won't do shit about it.
2018-04-29 00:56
+1
2018-04-29 00:58
#55
SpawN | 
Latvia Einarslv 
expect cs:go 2 coming up with extra as hat skins(harder to HS) and t-shirts for Camouflage.
2018-04-29 01:11
#151
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Ukraine margred 
True
2018-04-29 15:40
#81
REZ | 
Czech Republic Nikoleo 
Splyce was always shit and this org was popular in cs community only bcs of summit burning himself on train
2018-04-29 01:52
+1, Only teams leaving are shit teams. Misfits, Splyce. I mean i can't really name anymore then that, and 100 Thieves doesn't count, they had a team for like a month and never played.
2018-04-29 05:25
And mans not hot
2018-04-29 07:20
#144
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Denmark Xipingu 
Splyce: Semi-pros, not capable of making tourneys. Misfits: Only org that was good and pulled out, but hey, they kept exiting groups. Ofc they will disband. 100Thieves: Toxicity, happens with kNg. Mans not hot: Meh. Semi-pros too imo. Yeah, I mean such a hard hit amirite. With that logic, CS 1.6 was dying already in 05/06. True to It’s name, 1.6 first died in 2012.
2018-04-29 13:14
Clg
2018-04-30 00:23
#183
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Denmark Xipingu 
Aight then two good orgs.
2018-04-30 11:17
#157
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United States hNd_csgo 
Part of Valve not giving a shit is the fact that Dota2 makes loads more money
2018-04-29 18:11
#34
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Europe trey_ 
ok
2018-04-29 00:58
#35
ZywOo | 
United Kingdom Dave2303 
ffs i was going to buy some of these foil stickers for my ak, now its stupidly priced. Im a bit confused why though, its not like they would have got stickers if they stayed anyway
2018-04-29 00:58
sorry for ignorance, but what does ffs mean? Thanks
2018-04-29 01:37
for fk sake
2018-04-29 02:03
Use Google my friend
2018-04-29 09:11
#36
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Europe ItsAvenn 
NA cs... rip csgo go play r6 so much better..
2018-04-29 00:58
#101
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
yea r6 is boomin rn
2018-04-29 04:59
+1
2018-04-29 11:43
Fortnite will take over
2018-04-29 21:55
OMEGA L U L
2018-04-29 00:58
rip the best team in the world featuring the worlds most talented and intelligent players by the name of semphis and davey
2018-04-29 01:00
#42
friberg | 
Sweden fremos 
mkay =P
2018-04-29 01:01
excepted
2018-04-29 01:02
Rip
2018-04-29 01:02
#51
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Sweden Dino1 
-Insert bs-bs-bs-cs is dying-bs Seriously though, seems like a nice guy but CS:GO is dying slowly and it's time to drop out for most of the orgs. As i LoL follower i hope they get the LCS stop tho
2018-04-29 01:07
"were not sitting in a great competitive position" lol sure mate. You only have like 2 good teams in your region.
2018-04-29 01:10
You have none
2018-04-29 09:27
#133
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Germany gigaTV0803 
So there are no good eu teams?
2018-04-29 11:32
NA is literally 2 countries, that too mostly only the USA EU is much more than that. In your region, ie Germany and Holland, No good teams. Cry now
2018-04-29 12:08
#152
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Ukraine margred 
mousesports is a German org
2018-04-29 15:42
FaZe is an American org
2018-04-29 18:28
#169
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
So is SK. Where the org is based is irrelevant in terms of what nationality/nationalities the team is considered to represent.
2018-04-29 20:16
#182
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Ukraine margred 
ok then
2018-04-30 08:12
#161
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Lithuania YungDavid 
and think about how big the population of the us & canada is
2018-04-29 18:26
Different countries have different methods of CS. Population isn't that important
2018-04-29 18:28
#53
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Brazil EWRO 
rip cs go
2018-04-29 01:10
#54
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Spain JasonRacism 
Time to buy stickers
2018-04-29 01:10
expected
2018-04-29 01:12
oh noooooooooo legendary NA organization Splyce drop CS:GO!! end of the world
2018-04-29 01:12
#59
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Denmark ScreaMy1 
Maybe EnVyUs replace splyce
2018-04-29 01:13
#60
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Brazil RIJK 
:c sad
2018-04-29 01:18
Loosers OK don't Want to play go for shit games no one cares
2018-04-29 01:19
#62
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
tier 4 team... expected
2018-04-29 01:20
#63
Bewgz | 
Australia g00sey 
"Mostly known for their appearance at the MGL Colombus major"
2018-04-29 01:20
#78
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
1g in the chat bois
2018-04-29 01:41
#64
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Malaysia byaIi 
i tought they arent exist anymore years ago
2018-04-29 01:20
Sad :((
2018-04-29 01:21
#67
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Smart move. They were embarrassing the org.
2018-04-29 01:27
#70
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France kleps0 
Cry for Cutler
2018-04-29 01:31
I'm amazed by Semphis still playing wtf.
2018-04-29 01:34
as much as he whines and bitches while constantly under performing worse than a LEM player, so am I.
2018-04-29 01:56
The guy is legit a bot. Impressive he still makes money from this game. I.M.P.R.E.S.S.I.V.E ..
2018-04-29 22:41
#117
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Germany gigaTV0803 
Aderal helps him to perform
2018-04-29 08:00
Drone and Xotic have bright future in Na cs go scene i believe. But about Semphis and Davey they should die instantly or retire. I really really hope no other organization pickup these 2 silver fucks.
2018-04-29 01:36
#76
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Germany Vaexel 
I actually liked the roster, sucks to see em go.
2018-04-29 01:39
#77
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
All im sayin is they beat c9 online. Kinda sad. Legendary org. Thanks for one of the greatest csgo moments of all time. Wish they won* against clg. Fugly would of retired.
2018-04-29 01:41
#79
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Brazil Collee 
Funny how all of these orgs dropping out always have so many washed up players, that somehow get worse each month they play. You can save maybe one of each lineup/org, two being optimistic. They should really try to learn how the scene works before putting 5 players together. It's not that hard, any casual viewer can do it... Next = VP? kek
2018-04-29 01:46
about damn time.
2018-04-29 01:46
wasn't it already official days ago?
2018-04-29 01:55
#84
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Sad for org :'(
2018-04-29 01:57
why post about this twice? not that big of news lol
2018-04-29 02:26
rip :(
2018-04-29 02:47
one more org :(
2018-04-29 03:19
#96
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Australia Lee_KoonTau 
SHITTY TEAM DESERVED
2018-04-29 04:00
#97
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
semphis needs to stream again :(
2018-04-29 04:33
"CSGO is dying because Splyce left the game" #FanLogic
2018-04-29 04:38
#102
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
Thoorin?
2018-04-29 05:01
my man <3
2018-04-29 05:23
#100
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Russia Razor_88 
ok
2018-04-29 04:59
#103
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Lithuania 1578 
xotic and drone were good players
2018-04-29 05:03
good decision, there are way too many irrelevant teams and "pro" players who just waste sponsor's money and show no results neither any improvements or motivation
2018-04-29 05:32
#107
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
+1
2018-04-29 05:41
bye noob semphis
2018-04-29 05:56
BUY THE STICKERS, FOOLS
2018-04-29 07:07
- YOU... SHALL NOT... PASS! - GANDAAALF! - GET THE STICKERS, YOU FOOLS! *drops into the abyss*
2018-04-29 08:18
#111
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Belarus m4tr 
Buy stickers! R.I.P Splyce :(
2018-04-29 07:09
+1
2018-04-29 07:24
should save them around 50k dollar per month in not having to pay salaries to shit players that are god damn awful at the game. When you can't even be a top10 in the weakest region, you know its time to let go.
2018-04-29 08:14
he really talked for 5 minutes on his reason to shut down csgo division.. he couldve just said the game blows lol
2018-04-29 10:25
to all those ppl saying "cs:go is dying, look at all those orgs dropping out". i'd like to remind you about the whole WESA-PEA situation: PEA, the professional esports association, was a power move by the NA league of legends teamowners that also had cs:go teams. they wanted to create the cs:go equivalent of the LCS, an exclusive, franchised league. WESA wants to do the exact same thing btw. so PEA went to WESA and said: "were gonna take over the NA EPL and we want 50% from the finals too". then esl went to the players and said: "there won't be any joined finals. it's either EPL or PEA-league" and the players revolted against the teamowners. AFTER THE PEA PROJECT FAILED ALL THOSE LCS TEAMOWNERS DECIDED TO LEAVE CS:GO. if they can't run their own treehouse club, they can't pitch that to investors, especially since you'd have to outbid C9 and liquid for the best NA talent, which makes it doubly not worth it. they have no desire to actually compete in an open circuit where you have to actually win tournaments, they were in it for the money all along, sorry.
2018-04-29 11:25
#140
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Belgium sn0uby 
Nice summary there, it's actually true with some other ramifications. Well said.
2018-04-29 12:43
#130
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United Kingdom Snipezo 
100 Thieves to sign ex-Splyce ?
2018-04-29 11:27
Lmao what
2018-04-29 18:25
#132
Hazz | 
New Zealand Pryzm0 
"MGL Columbus Major" almost
2018-04-29 11:30
hAAhA good.
2018-04-29 12:32
maybe try picking up teams that arent shit
2018-04-29 12:40
rip
2018-04-29 13:56
#148
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Portugal dracø 
Orgs going out of the scene instead of picking up real talent.. Ppl say that csgo is dying, I say this orgs have no idea of what they are doing
2018-04-29 14:02
It is dying
2018-04-29 22:24
#177
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Portugal dracø 
Yes, but that's not the reason as to why this orgs are leaving. Notice that only the ones that have achieved nothing and have little to no fan base are leaving..
2018-04-30 01:06
fair point
2018-04-30 02:32
I would also pull out from CSGO this or next year and rather invest fully in games where devs actually care about whats going on :)
2018-04-29 14:10
Expected after top1 team Cloud9 beat them gg
2018-04-29 15:34
#156
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Portugal Haitch 
The memories... Summit1ged
2018-04-29 17:18
#159
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Poland weo000 
+hs fox team
2018-04-29 18:19
irelevant
2018-04-29 18:49
#167
United States vaz 
Mmmmm, not good
2018-04-29 19:57
Pretty clear where this game is going
2018-04-29 22:24
they are a shit team that never wins anything and never will....that is the reasoning for pulling out of csgo...bc they are basically throwing money into a fire with their teams
2018-04-30 01:03
#180
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Brazil tecnoluisao 
:( gg
2018-04-30 03:14
#181
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India cap7ainskull 
We need to revive csgo or this is gonna be one of the biggest gaming disaster known. Valve fix csgo pls
2018-04-30 07:33
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