Japaleno call it quits

ESEA MDL team Japaleno have decided to go their different ways and will remain together only to play the competitions they are currently active in.

Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic tweeted the team decided to move on to new adventures, ending the team's run despite them saying they were motivated to keep playing together after parting ways with their former organization, Red Reserve, in late May.

Relaxa & co. have decided to part ways

The Swedish team is currently first in ESEA MDL, with an 8-2 record, and are also active in the Fusion.bet Masters II, where they won their two first matches of the group stage. Japaleno announced they will play out the two competitions together.

A big blow to Japaleno came in the Closed Qualifier for the upcoming Europe Minor, as the Swedes started off on the right foot with a win over AGO, but they then lost three in a row to OpTic, ENCE, and 3DMAX, going out in 12-14th place.

Japaleno's roster before disbanding was:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠FREDDyFROG⁠" Gustafsson
Sweden Joakim "⁠Relaxa⁠" Gustafsson
Sweden Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic
Sweden Niclas "⁠PlesseN⁠" Plessen
Sweden Linus "⁠Bååten⁠" Andersson

Sweden Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
864
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Sweden Linus 'Bååten' Andersson
Linus 'Bååten' Andersson
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
911
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
#1
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United Kingdom Dimwit
Always a shame to see a team disband. Unlucky lads, best of luck in future endeavours
2018-07-02 23:48
Unluko maluco expecto
2018-07-02 23:48
#57
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Palestine zwe
expected
2018-07-02 23:58
HLTV confirmed
2018-07-03 09:16
Obvious that the twins +1 are going to Digital Chaos
2018-07-02 23:58
plessen i guess
2018-07-03 01:09
Yes, looking exiting for pronax
2018-07-03 03:36
#65
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Canada Shadoww_
Unluko maluco
2018-07-03 00:02
Nt Mr. Jonty
2018-07-02 23:48
#30
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United Kingdom Dimwit
Wtf I’m not prodka, I mean jonty
2018-07-02 23:49
Nt mr. Lockerboy
2018-07-02 23:50
What happened to jonty?
2018-07-02 23:53
Mr. Jonathan locked him up in his basement alongside prodka
2018-07-03 00:01
And VeryNiceGuy
2018-07-03 00:10
#113
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Netherlands Xexer
And gud gamer
2018-07-03 02:52
I am prodka WTF
2018-07-03 06:58
He's always here, but he's in the shadows
2018-07-03 00:41
Nt jonty
2018-07-03 01:02
#33
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Europe InSuu
Nobody gave them an org therefore i saw it coming
2018-07-02 23:50
After another shuffle between fnatic and NiP all but dJL will end up being signed more than likely or the star trip be signed by Digital Chaos and leave dJL and baaten to do something with the trip that left
2018-07-02 23:52
#76
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-07-03 00:10
They're good individually (at least the twins) , sadly there's no chemistry between them.They're more like some faceit pug team more than an actual team..
2018-07-03 00:45
no way lol
2018-07-02 23:48
expected
2018-07-02 23:48
haha ye they were low
2018-07-03 00:17
ENCE TOO MUCH
2018-07-02 23:48
#50
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Finland xvilleezz
Real Jer1?
2018-07-02 23:53
Yes
2018-07-03 00:02
That they went so low that they even lost to a team such as ENCE made them split, good call.
2018-07-02 23:57
<3
2018-07-03 00:02
Gg
2018-07-02 23:48
#7
Dosia | 
North America Gc_29
the title tho wtf
2018-07-02 23:48
#8
byali | 
Poland BYALl
FUCKING CHOKERS
2018-07-02 23:48
#9
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France stambert
OOOOOOH NO
2018-07-02 23:48
#10
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Yugoslavia Esketite
Ez4ence
2018-07-02 23:48
Lol rage quit
2018-07-02 23:48
many teams should take notes
2018-07-02 23:48
ence
2018-07-02 23:53
SS too unless they sign woxic
2018-07-02 23:58
they pay salary 1k$ and on contract so woxic dont go there and still old beef from woxic and calyx
2018-07-03 00:00
#98
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Poland BAN_ANIME
hey that guy below me have a question for you
2018-07-03 00:47
im feeling thank u
2018-07-03 00:48
Only 1000$ per month? No more? Or do you mean per week?
2018-07-03 00:34
#97
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Poland BAN_ANIME
wrong guy
2018-07-03 00:47
no they sign stupid contract before they are top team and org rich but they dont want pay more it sad for them
2018-07-03 00:48
I hope they find a new organization then
2018-07-03 10:04
they are stuck on contract
2018-07-03 10:05
I heard it was 500$ which is minimum wage in Turkey, it's better if it's 1000$ but it's still less compared to other teams
2018-07-03 12:11
I love how casual the title is :D
2018-07-02 23:48
ahahhah true
2018-07-02 23:49
#15
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Greece knk74
Lol nice title
2018-07-02 23:49
this team died when they decided to drop a player to make way for djL LOL...probably the worst player from sweden ever to play on semi-pro level
2018-07-02 23:49
#17
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Finland Vkims
Which players are going to Digital chaos
2018-07-02 23:49
znajder relaxa frog
2018-07-02 23:49
#41
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Finland Vkims
Were relaxa and freddyfrog in red reserve when maikelele was there?
2018-07-02 23:51
yep
2018-07-02 23:52
#47
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Finland Vkims
Then its obvious
2018-07-02 23:52
#87
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Sweden Dino1
Yeah.. and they were really good. Then eksem decided to drop..
2018-07-03 00:30
#92
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Finland Vkims
Yeah I remember they looked very good and promising, its still mystery for me why maikelele decide to leave that squad
2018-07-03 00:38
#109
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Sweden Dino1
I hope Relaxa and Freddy join up with Pronax, Znajder and Maikel FreddyFrog Relaxa Pronax Znajder Maikelele Would actually be a strong team on paper
2018-07-03 02:17
should be + FreDDYFROG + RELAXA
2018-07-02 23:51
#49
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Finland Vkims
Yeah maybe since they were with maikelele in red reserve
2018-07-02 23:53
Just when I remembered it's Japaleno instead of Jalapeno.
2018-07-02 23:49
WTF
2018-07-03 00:00
#21
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Russia Dedaireks
unlucko
2018-07-02 23:49
whaaat? unexpected
2018-07-02 23:49
#23
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World Gottasniff
Some moving to Pronax and Lelellelel
2018-07-02 23:49
#24
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Denmark Xipingu
Lol what a toxic disband... Fail minor = quit LUL
2018-07-02 23:49
Some players might join Digital Chaos?
2018-07-02 23:49
xDDDDDDDDD
2018-07-02 23:49
3 SAME FACES XDDDD
2018-07-02 23:49
#29
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Sweden pontus767
So I guess some of them will end up in Digital Chaos or something.
2018-07-02 23:49
they will play with maikelele and pronax probably 2 brothers + baaten/plessen
2018-07-02 23:50
#35
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Lithuania andy_
Damn, so many teams disbanded lately
2018-07-02 23:50
HUGE SWEDISH ROSTER CHANGE INC
2018-07-02 23:50
#36
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United Kingdom InsCS
:( good luck japaleno! best mdl team
2018-07-02 23:50
#37
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Norway Phancy11
Very unlucky draw in minor quals
2018-07-02 23:50
and now pronax and lelee steal players
2018-07-02 23:51
that title lmfao
2018-07-02 23:51
#44
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Europe Skraj
So this is probably why Digital Chaos kicked pyth & benny
2018-07-02 23:52
Unlucko
2018-07-02 23:52
who cares
2018-07-02 23:52
pity
2018-07-02 23:57
#56
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Brazil beckergod
wtf have 3 same faces lol
2018-07-02 23:58
Wow
2018-07-02 23:58
The ultimate onliners FreddyFrog and Relaxa certainly have teams interested on them.
2018-07-03 00:01
#68
byali | 
Poland BYALl
NEW DIGITAL CHAOS CONFIRMED pronax maikelele freddyfrog relaxa plebsen
2018-07-03 00:02
#96
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Israel xpicyyy
the old red reserve with maiklele freddyfrog and the rest was the best
2018-07-03 00:46
#69
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Portugal dascouves
everybody leaving their teams LMAO
2018-07-03 00:02
Title is cute
2018-07-03 00:04
sad for frog twins and båaten
2018-07-03 00:04
rip
2018-07-03 00:04
that rek from ence was too much for them i suppose xDD
2018-07-03 00:07
#74
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United Kingdom Argyl
Jalapenwho?
2018-07-03 00:08
i love jalapeno, especially in sandwiches haHAA original joke
2018-07-03 00:08
#78
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Estonia Rebae
Rip
2018-07-03 00:16
Such a good team for what it is I think all these players could go on to accomplish something. I think they all knew they can do better than what they've shown lately
2018-07-03 00:16
#81
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Sweden plikz
wtf?
2018-07-03 00:17
#83
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Brazil Collee
what? japan?
2018-07-03 00:21
#84
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France StickyRice
That's what happens when teams get 3dmaxed EZ Jinkz, Maka, Lucky, alex- and davidp
2018-07-03 00:25
#128
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Denmark Alphamon
ez for cheaters
2018-07-03 08:34
#85
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Netherlands AudubonFTP
That throw against 3DMax must have hurt them. They weren't even doing that bad imo.
2018-07-03 00:27
No orga(which is a problem for several mid tier teams at the moment)+the fact that pronax probably offered some of them spots with salary hurt them. Sad that pronax himself will keep hogging a spot instead of going full manager though.
2018-07-03 00:29
#90
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Belarus Ruble
he have to find new team to carry him so people doesnt thing that he only won majors because fnatic was so op, he isnt that great igl
2018-07-03 00:34
#112
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Finland Smoonah
they weren’t till 3dmax came back from what an 11-3 or something on overpass?
2018-07-03 02:47
#88
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Sweden Dino1
They were up 13-3 vs 3dmax then decided to choke in the minor quals today, i guess ejsu emailed them death threats xd
2018-07-03 00:32
#89
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
what a sad day was one off my favorite teams
2018-07-03 00:33
Atlast this piece of shit team disbanded. I was waiting for this for too long.
2018-07-03 00:39
This is a good title
2018-07-03 00:58
maikelele pronax relaxa fred plessen
2018-07-03 00:59
freddy a free agent? :eyes:
2018-07-03 01:24
8-2 in MDL lol
2018-07-03 01:26
Good luck in future ♥
2018-07-03 01:38
1st place at MDL and 1 place in groups at Fusion Bet Why disband? they could be top20-30 in several months
2018-07-03 02:03
they literally can't get any better than that so they quit. i would too if i was stuck there for a whole year
2018-07-03 05:33
#111
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Finland Smoonah
ye everyone called that in chat vs 3dmax
2018-07-03 02:44
habanero was too spicy
2018-07-03 04:57
disbanding but still playing together. nice
2018-07-03 05:40
#123
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Armenia 1915
Expected
2018-07-03 06:48
#125
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Sweden Dreber
Digital Chaos will sign Relaxa, Freddy and Plessen. Together with Pronax and Maikalele this Will be a interesting team to follow.
2018-07-03 07:03
tier 5 news, tales from the pit... love it
2018-07-03 07:59
If these guys are tier 5 then CIS is something like tier 18.
2018-07-03 08:10
#133
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Sweden Zolity
These guys aren't tier 5? lmfao do u even watch cs?
2018-07-03 09:57
U r right they are tier7
2018-07-04 02:47
Expected after Japan lost
2018-07-03 09:37
not that unexpected I guess, no org, very disappointingly no minor, no that great improvement. Maybe time for some look to join other teams or some people to make new lineup and use mdl spot they have for next season xd
2018-07-03 09:43
#132
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Sweden Zolity
Noooooo
2018-07-03 09:57
FIEDDy rating 1.17 god
2018-07-03 10:38
damn
2018-07-03 12:14
Pff
2018-07-03 13:04
Even though they weren't the best of teams, it's still sad to see them go. They can still come up good. Good luck in future endeavours!
2018-07-03 13:09
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