Cloud9 add Golden for ELEAGUE Premier; STYKO remains stand-in

MIRAA
July 17th, 2018 01:20

Cloud9 have confirmed that Maikil "Golden" Selim and Martin "STYKO" Styk will be playing for the team as stand-ins at ELEAGUE Premier.

This will be the second tournament that STYKO will attend with Cloud9, after the mousesports player filled in for the North American side at ESL One Cologne, where the team went out in the groups following defeats to Astralis and Natus Vincere.

Golden's temporary addition comes just days after Cloud9 lost Tarik "tarik" Celik to MIBR, leaving the team with a three-man active roster as Pujan "FNS" Mehta remains transfer listed.

Golden will lead Cloud9 in Atlanta

The Swedish player is currently assessing his options after being benched by fnatic in the aftermath of William "draken" Sundin's signing from NiP.

Originally a member of fnatic Academy, Golden was promoted to the organisation's main squad in August 2017 and led the team to victories at IEM Katowice and at the WESG Finals, and to deep runs at the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, ECS Season 4 Finals and DreamHack Masters Marseille.

ELEAGUE Premier will run from July 21-29 at the G-FUEL Arena, in Atlanta, with eight teams set to duke it out for $1 million in prize money. Cloud9 have been drawn in Group A, alongside Astralis, Liquid and MIBR, with their first match in the tournament pitting them against the current No1. team in the world.

Cloud9 will attend the event with:

United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta
United States William "RUSH" Wierzba
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk (stand-in)
Sweden Maikil "Golden" Selim (stand-in)

Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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United States cananigfrag 
coolio
2018-07-17 01:21
#13
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Germany hazy_ 
Worst c9 version ever :>
2018-07-17 01:22
#39
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
Do you not remember C9 with SEMPHIS?
2018-07-17 01:25
#76
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Sweden x6tenceGalaxy 
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-07-17 01:34
No. Do you remember the c9 eith shazam
2018-07-17 01:46
#137
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
When he almost carried that roster most games? Yeah I remember.
2018-07-17 02:16
#150
hns | 
African Union de_lite 
exiting b dont shoot me
2018-07-17 02:29
#157
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
still funny to this date lmao
2018-07-17 02:44
#168
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
sorry kory
2018-07-17 03:05
[G]old
2018-07-17 03:34
xDD..so good
2018-07-17 04:51
"I'm not Shazam, i won't shoot you." :D
2018-07-17 10:13
#272
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Poland Astoner55 
Exiting B exiting B don't kill me.xD
2018-07-17 10:17
#152
nEGRo | 
African Union ramrod 
Shows just how bad the rest of the roster was.
2018-07-17 02:30
#163
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
+1 Exactly
2018-07-17 02:56
Sorry but ShahZaM has always been a top 3 NA Awper so...
2018-07-17 03:36
#225
Xyp9x | 
Denmark greenhz 
because NA doesnt have a reliable awper LUL
2018-07-17 06:32
True tho still ShahZaM top 3 NA 1- mOE 2-mini mOE 3- ShahZaM 😎
2018-07-17 07:12
#238
swag | 
Luxembourg c0una 
Skadaddy Cerq Nifty (if he plays)
2018-07-17 07:51
+100
2018-07-17 09:01
#263
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India HLTV_ADDMIN 
Cerq isn't NA
2018-07-17 10:07
#316
swag | 
Luxembourg c0una 
nrg isnt NA?
2018-07-17 15:15
#333
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Switzerland Alzameister 
the team is NA, but cerq isnt
2018-07-17 18:05
cadian >>> nifty
2018-07-17 11:47
#301
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Sweden frozze90 
skadoodle Nifty Swag
2018-07-17 12:06
Swag is pugstar-trash who'll never achieve anything tbh
2018-07-17 12:13
#353
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Sweden frozze90 
he did pretty good few years ago. who knows what happens
2018-07-17 23:41
#354
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Sweden frozze90 
and it doesnt leave out the fact that hes a great awper
2018-07-17 23:41
#98
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Japan Anime_Prophet 
with Slemmy they were DAWJKDIPOAJWDOIPAJWIOLDJAWOIDJASKNFDJKAWcyriuqawvhuniev&cawe vjkdewnufirklo$n#qeakrif<jum>q<aelkogvmbjiak<sxcmnhvybgcsdzum:jovgfyhtwek*im:)$t&yuHnfvgwk*(esxdnhyfki*xsnwhjug&vT*wur(igyh w*kip(r)t&w*(ptGFV7ybhws(p*KITF
2018-07-17 01:47
#133
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
+1
2018-07-17 02:16
C9 with slemmy was worse imo. Atleast with semphis in the early days they were good. Imo he best C9 roster was Sgares, N0thing,Shroud,Freakazoid, and skadoodle. I think if his C9 roster adds a new awper and replaces styko with a fragger like sick or some other good fragger they can be good. They will also have a leader that has played against teams like faze and NaVi and astralis unlike FNS who has only played against t2 teams like splyce, and other teams.
2018-07-17 01:59
#135
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
+1
2018-07-17 02:16
#195
device | 
India lyncix 
They cant add an awper. I mean Ska is the main awper and they cant replace him because then they would lose the Major spot.
2018-07-17 04:40
#235
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
add ptr imo
2018-07-17 07:28
#236
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
freakazoid OMEGALUL
2018-07-17 07:35
#240
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United States flyflit 
The major winning c9 team was by far the best roster. The rest of what you said I agree with. Its just hard to find experienced IGLs in NA that aren't dogshit in-game.
2018-07-17 08:04
#280
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Sweden wyv0 
The major winning roster was pretty average. Skadoodle just had the tournament of his life
2018-07-17 10:35
#287
sergej | 
Other Tyload 
+1 same
2018-07-17 11:10
#313
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
The major roster was by far the most talented. If you think of the 5 best NA players, 3 were in that team.
2018-07-17 15:00
#339
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United States flyflit 
Exactly. Not to mention they were placing very high and beating top teams in the few tournaments that happened before the major as well. They were considered by most to be the NA FaZe which I think says a lot about the composition of the team.
2018-07-17 19:08
Skadoodle had the tournament of his life? Really? More like tarik had the event of his life. You are right if you're implying that they won because of Skadoodle, mainly because he finally played somewhat up to the level he did in 2015. None of Skadoodle's recent performances really come close to the form he had in the summer 2015. That roster he carried was the definition of average. That team was living off shroud's ESL Cologne performance in 2014, prior to Skadoodle's arrival.
2018-07-17 18:17
#338
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United States flyflit 
Skadoodle played above average for like one series. The rest of the tournament it was mostly Tarik (tournament mvp) playing very well and the rest playing above average as well.
2018-07-17 19:06
#204
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Czech Republic fnx_2_majors 
+1
2018-07-17 05:13
#224
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Singapore Kerk 
How abt ShahZam
2018-07-17 06:28
+1
2018-07-17 01:30
I think you forget that Slemmy used to play for this team
2018-07-17 02:38
#298
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Germany hazy_ 
You mean slemdawg? The best igl in America? Carried c9
2018-07-17 11:47
0/8
2018-07-17 11:50
LMAO not even close Shazham would always tk in the worst possible times
2018-07-17 03:29
99
2018-07-17 08:15
#14
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Europe Dismal 
gg cloud9 not getting legends for faceit major
2018-07-17 01:21
#20
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Sweden KarlXII 
Yes they will? Skadoodle - RUSH - Autimatic Do you have a brain? You need 3/5 player for legend.
2018-07-17 01:22
#27
sergej | 
Other Tyload 
I dont think so 😂
2018-07-17 01:23
#34
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Sweden KarlXII 
#31
2018-07-17 01:24
#29
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Europe Dismal 
I mean getting past groups... they wont get legends at kato major
2018-07-17 01:24
#31
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Sweden KarlXII 
Oh lol. I thought you meant that they are not legends in Faceit major. Edit your comment and type "gg, cloud9 will not be legends after Faceit major" Thats more accurate.
2018-07-17 01:24
#40
sergej | 
Other Tyload 
Now we understand what u mean LMAO
2018-07-17 01:25
-skadoodle +JDM/Nifty for a better awper(Plus nifty can fulltime awp unlike in renegades where he is also IGLing -Styko +Sick or another young good player +Golden to IGL as he has had experience against T1 teams like fnatic, faze and astralis (unlike FNS)
2018-07-17 02:02
#129
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African Union fgxnNn 
Nifty said in ppdcast with thoorin he likes to be igl and awp, since he got his wish granted i doubt he will leave his team for c9
2018-07-17 02:13
#139
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United States Jammin800k 
Yeah but players like winning more than anything if he can get with a good Igl and have better fraggers around him I bet he takes it.
2018-07-17 02:17
#231
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African Union fgxnNn 
dont forget about the massive buyout cuz they signed new contracts after sydney
2018-07-17 07:08
#239
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United States Jammin800k 
Good point, its just about getting the right core for c9 they need to rebuild around tim or start from scratch.
2018-07-17 07:57
#154
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Well c9 is currently in need of an IGL and awp if -skadoodle
2018-07-17 02:38
I guess golden is gonna igl
2018-07-17 09:43
#366
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
"Stand-in"
2018-07-18 14:23
#136
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United States Jammin800k 
I think getting golden is a mistake. It happens so often that players from EU rarely want to stay in NA after a certain period of time, if they can get him to fully commit to the team it could work but having a homesick player with 1 foot out the door is a failed formula. Also I recognize that there arent that many IGLs in NA so it's likely they will have to go international but if they can find one in NA itd be optimal imo.
2018-07-17 02:16
Well yeah he may be homesick but it worked out with mixwell. Also i think he will be dedicated to the team and he has loads more experience than Fns. Since he spent a while on a T1 team unlike fns who was on CLG and Complexity both t2-3 teams.
2018-07-17 04:17
#197
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United States Jammin800k 
It really didnt work with mixwell though they had a good run and then the team went to shit for multiple reasons and now he doesnt want to come back and play in NA again. Are you forgetting golden was from fnc academy and was on that team less than a year ago? It's not like Golden is hugely experienced over fns, fns has been in the scene longer and has been to tournaments of the same size. Not saying fns is a better choice but your points about golden dont have much weight. And yes a team house could be a good thing but sometimes it makes things even worse if cultures clash it can be hard to live with people. I guess well just have to wait and see but this has a decent possibility for reasons inside and outside of the server.
2018-07-17 04:55
#242
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United States Jammin800k 
Possibility of failure*
2018-07-17 08:19
mixwell wasnt the one destroying the team by leaving. So yeah, it worked with him.
2018-07-17 10:49
#342
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United States Jammin800k 
I mean not really, he said he no longer wants to play in NA and wants a Spanish roster so he clearly wants to stay home. My point was that EU players after a while usually get homesick in NA.
2018-07-17 20:19
"usually" = s1mple?
2018-07-19 11:56
Imo the reason optic went to shit was because they kicked stanislaw who is a good IGL. After that they had no dedicated IGL and it seemed to go to shit. While yes golden was on FNC academy less than a year ago. He played against he top teams in the world and has beaten teams like Faze, NaVi,Astralis, And others. While FNS has been fighting splyce, Luminosity and European teams like heroic, godsent, and are on the same level with them.
2018-07-17 15:53
#343
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United States Jammin800k 
His wins vs those teams relied heavily on overperformances by the stars of his team. He has a decent tactical mind and is good at using aggressive players but let's not overstate his impact in this matches.
2018-07-17 20:21
While yes at IEM Katowice there was a huge preformance by flusha. Fnc had gone on a 2 year loosing streak. Having not won anything until Katowice. Imo golden was a major part in that since after his and lekr0s addition to the team the older players eemed rejuvenated and played well.
2018-07-17 21:55
#356
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United States Jammin800k 
Just because they played well and had a short honeymoon period where krimz also looked like a top 3 player in the world doesnt mean it was all golden. You saw what happened at other tournaments when those players didnt play out of their minds.
2018-07-18 00:53
Yes i know we can go at this all day. But the addition pf Lekr0 and Golden did seem to revitalize the team thier first tournament they they placed in playofffs so not that bad. But Even before the addition of Golden and Lekr0 Mrimz was still a monster. He just stood out more since thier star olofmeister left, je and flusha weren’t playing big. So he stood out mpre and got better but imo he was always a great consistent player but not a flashy eyecatching one. But I respect your opinion
2018-07-18 01:21
#360
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United States Jammin800k 
Hes always been a super consistent player that's one of my favorite things about him, emotional but rarely tilts. Anyway were just gonna have to wait and see if goldens style works on C9 and if he decides to join the team fully if he enjoys NA
2018-07-18 04:01
Plus they are staying in a team house so he wont be alone. Unlike mixwell who was alone until they brought rush into the team and house.
2018-07-17 04:18
#246
shox | 
Portugal NAOverEU 
sick is absolute trash now lmfao he hasnt been good for the longest time since b4 misfits. hes overrated now, same with Twistz.
2018-07-17 08:53
Yes but they need to replace styko with a fragger and sick and twistzz may not be what they were but they are better than styko in fragging. Also they meed to replace skadoodle. He has not been good since late 2016 except for a breakout preformance at the major where he rolled back the years. -Skadoodle +Nifty/JDM -Styko +a star fragger.
2018-07-17 15:54
#352
shox | 
Portugal NAOverEU 
that's better lol after major -skadoodle +nifty (not JDM, he's not good lmao) give styko a chance, he was pretty good on hellraisers, he just prefers a support role atm. However, it would just be better to not pick up golden if Nifty is picked as IGL/AWP. Auti Rush Nifty Styko insert person who gets dropped from Liquid here, so either NAF/nitr0 - or ANY experienced French player (NBK, ScreaM, apEX, etc) ofc any of these players can replace styko if he doesnt play well in his sub/trial process.
2018-07-17 23:31
Yeah if they get nifty then the golden addition isn’t worth it unless he wants to entry frag like he did at ecs for fnatic. He didnt do a bad job but imo he is an IGL first and an entry frag second.
2018-07-18 01:17
#161
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Interesting
2018-07-17 02:54
lel
2018-07-17 01:21
LOL RIP NA CS
2018-07-17 01:28
jupp
2018-07-17 01:31
#3
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Australia Australis 
ay lmao
2018-07-17 01:21
ay lol
2018-07-17 01:32
#4
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Sweden KarlXII 
lF Golden do good, buy him from Fnatic. Tbh they should add another NA player over STYKO after ELeague Premier.
2018-07-17 01:22
#48
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United States tediousmcgee 
EZ shroud
2018-07-17 01:27
#51
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Sweden KarlXII 
xD well that wont happen :) A player like nahtE could do good, but hella expensive probably.
2018-07-17 01:28
#57
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United States tediousmcgee 
Leave ethan on nrg, they just need more time Pick up somebody from ex-splyce like cutler or roca
2018-07-17 01:30
#73
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Sweden KarlXII 
Ofc. NRG shouldnt split up. But if C9 wants good players then nahtE is the way to go.
2018-07-17 01:34
#79
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United States tediousmcgee 
They don't need good fraggers like ethan, what they need is a good supporting player for the guys like Autimatic and skadoodle, and cutler is a good mix of fragging power and support
2018-07-17 01:35
#84
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Sweden KarlXII 
They do, but not only good fraggers. +nahtE +Support player with IGL skills, would be good for C9.
2018-07-17 01:38
#85
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United States tediousmcgee 
Golden is fine as IGL
2018-07-17 01:38
#88
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Sweden KarlXII 
Well yes. But it would be good if he is IGL + Support for C9. He was Entry in Fnatic if i dont remember wrong (Well he was IGL until Xizt got added on the roster)
2018-07-17 01:39
#91
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United States tediousmcgee 
He was igl support then xizt showed up and he entried for one tournament because they were already planning on snagging draken
2018-07-17 01:41
#99
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Sweden KarlXII 
Well, thats good then. Golden takes 1 spot on C9, becomes IGL and Support. STYKO maybe take 5th if he perform, otherwise sign a NA player.
2018-07-17 01:48
#141
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United States Jammin800k 
Skadoodle is a supportive AWPer as is. Hes no l9nger a star and is clearly past his prime. They need another star rifler or to get rid of ska and get a strong AWPer if they want to find success.
2018-07-17 02:19
#284
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World lalt 
Styko is probably better supporting awper than skadoodle. bcs comms.
2018-07-17 11:02
#341
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United States Jammin800k 
Except that styko has never AWPed... things change though but I dont think he wants to AWP
2018-07-17 20:12
#348
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World lalt 
Styko was playing that role at belo horizonte. Anyway, the point was: not having awper is better than having skadoodle.
2018-07-17 21:29
#355
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United States Jammin800k 
He didnt awp over ska but fair enough.
2018-07-18 00:51
#367
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World lalt 
I thought he played in mouz still at belo horizonte. The tournament where Oscar qas missing. Ofc ska playes awp if he is in lineup: he'd be even more useless without it.
2018-07-18 17:11
#368
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United States Jammin800k 
My bad, no chris did
2018-07-18 19:22
#171
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Europe CallumHill99 
Well Skadoodle is very much a support player as it. He isn’t a star player like he was in his prime. Perhaps a good fragger really is best
2018-07-17 03:13
#108
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Brazil m16r_0 
roca could fit really well
2018-07-17 01:54
#142
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United States tediousmcgee 
That's what I was thinking
2018-07-17 02:20
#109
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
And if not... I not stay... Golden should be given time tho, just look at what he did with Fnatic (a complete shit team) in 4 months, I think he can at least get a legends spot at the major for C9 if he works with the team from E-League onwards.
2018-07-17 01:57
Cant call 3 time major champions a complete shit team...
2018-07-17 11:39
#336
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
They were a complete shit team.
2018-07-17 18:33
Not really, top 10 is not considered completely shit
2018-07-17 18:46
#345
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
They were a complete shit team. Mibr is a complete shit team and they're top 5.
2018-07-17 21:04
ok my friend, mibr completely shit!
2018-07-18 01:27
C9 will likely be a mixed NA/EU team going forward. I think Goldn and Styko could work out well on the team given a little time. If not, then there are free EU players that they might pick up like NBK, Cromen, Scream or Mixwell.
2018-07-17 10:22
#315
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
Cromen would be a sick pickup! Auti Skadoodle RUSH Golden Cromen
2018-07-17 15:14
#319
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Cambodia afk47 
I ARE think thatz
2018-07-17 15:40
wat
2018-07-17 01:21
#7
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Georgia tbilisimo 
Nice
2018-07-17 01:21
Nice
2018-07-17 01:21
#9
Cyprus gutoL 
Nice
2018-07-17 01:21
#10
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Spain xHipeRzZ14 
Rip C9
2018-07-17 01:21
#46
Lekr0 | 
Peru synergy_ 
Destroyed by mibr/sk
2018-07-17 01:27
#56
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Uruguay WeakTyphon 
It's only MiBR lol. SK is dead like my dreams
2018-07-17 01:29
#63
Lekr0 | 
Peru synergy_ 
they bought stewie when they were in sk
2018-07-17 01:30
#80
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Sweden x6tenceGalaxy 
stewie on sk was on trial
2018-07-17 01:35
no he wasnt
2018-07-17 02:00
yes he was, when he joined sk he already signed immortals
2018-07-17 02:29
hltv.org/news/23184/sk-confirm-stewie2k-.. read. Saturday's announcement by SK reveals that the former Cloud9 member comes in as a temporary fifth player.
2018-07-17 02:31
#285
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World lalt 
My understanding is that Immortals paid his buyout for C9. SK was merely middle man in that contract.
2018-07-17 11:05
200iq
2018-07-17 01:37
OMEGALUL RIP C9
2018-07-17 01:21
#16
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Canada Dial_Up 
Being a C9 fan now is hard...
2018-07-17 01:22
AHHHAAHAH
2018-07-17 01:22
#19
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Russia v1p3rrr 
mouz9 or faze9?
2018-07-17 01:22
virtus9 soon -ska +pasha
2018-07-17 02:08
#132
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Russia v1p3rrr 
hahah
2018-07-17 02:15
#160
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Canada PolarApoc 
And add shrimp back
2018-07-17 02:53
you mean shrood?
2018-07-17 08:35
LOL no firepower xd
2018-07-17 01:22
Styko, rush, autimatic And u say no firepower??
2018-07-17 01:26
did you just mention STYKO while talking about them having firepower? holy fuck I've seen it all =DD
2018-07-17 01:26
#253
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Europe tweekzter 
more like human meatshield
2018-07-17 09:33
#45
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Finland Smoonah 
stickos haha firepower haha
2018-07-17 01:27
styko and firepower LUL rush was never a real star(maybe in optic for a little time but otherwise not really) auti is the only legit great player
2018-07-17 01:33
#134
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Russia v1p3rrr 
+1
2018-07-17 02:16
#24
refrezh | 
Japan KasPro 
Nice
2018-07-17 01:22
Lol Golden is gonna get cucked just like the last sand-papajohn did
2018-07-17 01:22
worst team I've ever seen LMFAO
2018-07-17 01:23
#32
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Portugal buba46 
Nice
2018-07-17 01:23
gl STYKO
2018-07-17 01:24
#41
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
Leftover9
2018-07-17 01:26
#43
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Finland Smoonah 
stickos haha team leftovers
2018-07-17 01:26
#47
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Jordan xrealx369 
Lost hope in Na Cs let's get boosted by Eu lul
2018-07-17 01:27
WE HAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWT It's Golden time now,boys.
2018-07-17 01:27
Autonoob is back
2018-07-17 01:29
still salty 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
2018-07-17 02:10
Yeah still :D
2018-07-17 02:14
get over it bruh 😄😄
2018-07-17 02:15
Rip c9
2018-07-17 01:29
#55
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Brazil 16|0 
poor auti
2018-07-17 01:29
Nice nickname btw :)
2018-07-17 01:39
#59
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United States arandomguy 
c9 is done
2018-07-17 01:30
#60
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Hong Kong R1RmyJJ 
Why not NBK and APEX
2018-07-17 01:30
Apex only good as entry.. very bad in other position. Mixwell>apex
2018-07-17 06:02
cuz apex=shit nbkry would be good tho
2018-07-17 09:59
cuz apex=shit nbkry would be good tho
2018-07-17 09:59
#67
woxic | 
Belgium TheSench 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Rip
2018-07-17 01:32
Is this the era of international rosters? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-07-17 01:32
#75
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Czech Republic dobre 
Why not Dickstacy and m0e? FeelsBadMan
2018-07-17 01:34
#104
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
+999999999
2018-07-17 01:50
#83
shox | 
Sweden okaynoyes 
Now this is a top 3 team. A lot of firepower added with aim god Golden and madfragger Styko
2018-07-17 01:37
#147
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
with ska they are instoppable
2018-07-17 02:23
#213
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
-unstoppable
2018-07-17 05:51
nice i need that Sticker | Golden (Gold)
2018-07-17 01:40
Name checks out.
2018-07-17 11:01
#90
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Brazil beckergod 
autimatic playing 1v5 always ska need to join 100% in server with rush to c9 have a chance
2018-07-17 01:41
#148
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
rush is good, auti is amazing and ska is playing poorly
2018-07-17 02:25
Most random lineup ever
2018-07-17 01:42
#94
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Israel sNuiik 
hahaha rip they are playing 3vs5
2018-07-17 01:43
sometimes even 2v5
2018-07-17 01:44
#95
fer | 
Brazil noslenurB 
So much firepower on this team, I have never seen such skilled players in one single team, I'm amazed. Ez top 1
2018-07-17 01:43
They should be forced to forfit the eleague spot. Lets be real they wont do shit.
2018-07-17 01:48
#101
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
So much firepower wtf 3 supports, a supportive awp and an IGL new FaZe confirmed
2018-07-17 01:49
#143
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United States Jammin800k 
Tim and Rush are supports? Good one.
2018-07-17 02:21
#144
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United States Jammin800k 
Star and entry/soldier
2018-07-17 02:22
no shit btw trash squad
2018-07-17 01:49
still better that virtus.premier 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
2018-07-17 02:11
Where i said i care about vp? they are tier 5
2018-07-17 02:11
You are poland=you care about vp /close
2018-07-17 09:22
kys
2018-07-17 16:20
Izi deport
2018-07-19 23:04
mad?
2018-07-19 23:54
3rd worlder talking nice bait 0/8
2018-07-22 12:19
fast anwser
2018-07-22 16:41
#103
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Brazil hugoooo 
They keep insisting on very low firepower players (FNS, styko, Golden)... I know they need brain at the moment, but cmon
2018-07-17 01:50
#105
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Australia JulienD 
out in groups xd
2018-07-17 01:52
#106
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Poland big_boy_69 
> kioshima and Scream are free agents > picks up STYKO and Golden 1000000000 IQ
2018-07-17 01:52
#162
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Canada PolarApoc 
Ikr
2018-07-17 02:55
#234
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France Telt 
Better have a look at the minors before insulting someone's intelligence. But I guess you know better than the pros themselves what they should do
2018-07-17 07:20
Scream is a dummy
2018-07-17 11:39
i really would like to know how much of a say the c9 players had in this decision.
2018-07-17 01:52
#215
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
A lot I'm sure. Options are low and they must play the event. Not bad pickups with what's available.
2018-07-17 05:53
Bullshit, if they had a large say in it they would have wanted a LeftOut player
2018-07-17 09:03
Clashes with the EU Minor. They probably did want LeftOut players but it's not feasible
2018-07-17 10:20
#318
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Yup
2018-07-17 15:38
xD
2018-07-17 01:57
#111
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Brazil m16r_0 
underestimated team if Rush can show up like he did in Optic while styko and Golden take the more supportive roles and skadaddy and auti do well either this could Work out.
2018-07-17 01:58
#145
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United States Jammin800k 
Yeah so it relies on ska having a resurgence and RUSH becoming a legit top 5 entry lol
2018-07-17 02:22
#164
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Canada PolarApoc 
After major freakazoid is back
2018-07-17 02:56
#166
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United States Jammin800k 
Yes hell be back and stronger after his time of great experience on SWOLE PATROL.
2018-07-17 02:59
you have over million from stewie and tarik jack u cunt buy someone useful ya broke boiii
2018-07-17 01:58
Who would leave their team to join this C9 ? You can't just " buy " someone useful when the useful people are already on stable teams.
2018-07-17 02:03
#165
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Canada PolarApoc 
Scream and kio are free
2018-07-17 02:57
I thought he said useful. Last time I checked ScreaM was extremely overrated and Kio has never said anything about joining an NA team
2018-07-17 03:02
#198
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United States Jammin800k 
Scream would still be the 2nd best player on this c9
2018-07-17 04:58
Autimatic and Rush > ScreaM
2018-07-17 05:05
#207
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United States Jammin800k 
Yeah I said 2nd best I'd argue ScreaM > RUSH definitely has a higher peak both are inconsistent confidence based players.
2018-07-17 05:25
#209
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United States Jammin800k 
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7390/Scre.. Stats on LAN this year and stats on LAN in their careers scream overshadows Will
2018-07-17 05:29
ScreaM is based on less maps and nV had been facing Tier 3 teams at the time. RUSH has way more maps played and has been against much stronger opponents.
2018-07-17 05:38
#237
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United States Jammin800k 
Theres a reason I also included that scream is much better throughout his career stat wise too and the quality of opponents isnt that different. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/7390/Scre.. Navi heroic g2 c9 faze hltv.org/stats/players/matches/7805/RUSH.. Navi heroic astralis NiP faze Both players have weaker teams weaved in with those being the strongest teams they've faced this year.
2018-07-17 07:50
Valid point.
2018-07-17 10:13
RUSH auti CeRq Ethan NBK or just disband
2018-07-17 06:01
That would never happen. No one from NRG is leaving. Why would you even want to kill current NRG ? The reason the team works out is because of their synergy. C9 just need some vets to play around Autimatic
2018-07-17 06:04
if you cant throw big money for tier 1 players then u lose your spot as the best NA team and potentially top 5 in the world
2018-07-17 06:19
Giving s1mple size contracts to a team with a chance isn't ever a smart decision. Even if they had the money to do it, and they do. I doubt they will do that. CS isn't that important to the org anymore.
2018-07-17 07:07
well, that was my entire point. as far as i know Jack invest a lot into Fortnite which is bs considering the fact his cs team just won the major
2018-07-17 08:45
After this -Skadoodle +JDM -STYKO +Reltuc ez for ex-CLG stars
2018-07-17 01:59
Wow what a surprise not expected at all Kappa !
2018-07-17 01:59
well, why pick cromen when you can pick trash
2018-07-17 01:59
#118
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Europe trey_ 
auti 1v9 lul
2018-07-17 02:01
#120
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
cloud9 signed the pretty obvious if you think about it roster.
2018-07-17 02:02
#123
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Canada Sotto 
#notmyc9
2018-07-17 02:04
#125
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Mongolia justice11 
seems to be a good team golden good igl styko is good
2018-07-17 02:09
#138
NAF | 
Peru AgentLF 
I have hope in this new roster :)
2018-07-17 02:17
Let's see how they perform against Astralis. Hard first match for them.
2018-07-17 02:17
#146
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Iceland Splintex^ 
RIP C9 Worst Roster ever
2018-07-17 02:23
Nice team OMEGALUL
2018-07-17 02:26
it hurts me ;/
2018-07-17 02:41
m0E???
2018-07-17 02:44
toldya they wont achieve anything after lucky boston major ;)
2018-07-17 02:52
Well they had like five top 4s in late 2017. Only team that really beat them was Faze. They weren't world beaters but a solid top 5 team.
2018-07-17 06:25
-styko +croman this might be a team
2018-07-17 03:06
cloud 9 international incoming???
2018-07-17 03:12
#172
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Brazil gbz1^ 
RIP c9
2018-07-17 03:15
#173
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Cloud9 = only 60% NA MiBR = only 60% Brazilian
2018-07-17 03:16
C9 calling a FPL mix as roster LUL
2018-07-17 03:20
-golden +cromen
2018-07-17 03:27
no IGL
2018-07-17 05:05
#177
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Spain JasonRacism 
Rip
2018-07-17 03:30
RIP FKN RIP NA CS
2018-07-17 03:37
-ska +jdm +fns +a young talent (s0m/tenz etc) =good team
2018-07-17 03:40
why +FNS if they have Golden
2018-07-17 05:05
cuz i dont see a reason adding golden when you already have a great igl under a contract already,arguably even better than golden.NA team afterall
2018-07-17 13:53
0/8 In terms of IGL Golden is better than FNS. Golden has also won his team a T1/T2 event under Fnatic.
2018-07-17 14:49
#182
dycha | 
Brunei S4jko 
-ska +nifty
2018-07-17 03:43
Nifty is overrated.
2018-07-17 05:06
#216
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Very I agree
2018-07-17 05:56
#244
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United States Jammin800k 
Even so hes still in better form than Ska and has a peak that if he could bring out in a system that focused on him and Tim could make them a very strong team
2018-07-17 08:39
But we haven't really been able to compare current JDM to Nifty as JDM hasn't been on a roster in a while. I feel as though JDM is a better pick here just for the fact he is probably cheap and has experience in teams like this. Nifty is coming straight off a Renegades team where he went 12-6, 3rd fragging against SZ absolute. CerQ > Nifty
2018-07-17 10:15
#340
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United States Jammin800k 
JDM being out of the scene for a while doesnt really help your point as theres a chance he be rusty while nifty has been getting more experience. You're right jdm is the easier option but out of the 3 he has the lowest skill ceiling and is known for being very poor with rifles. Basically if you have JDM you cant play the scrappy aggressive style and have to focus on getting the AWP in his hands and enabling him as well as Tim in this situation. Cerq > all NA Awpers
2018-07-17 20:11
What i'm saying is we don't know what practice JDM has gotten in since he has not been on a roster. He has been playing a lot of ESEA and FPL if you check his profiles. He has been getting a ton of practice in. He may have gotten better with rifles too. He had a long period to sit out and practice this. When Jdm was in CLG people compared him to prime Skadoodle
2018-07-18 04:51
#363
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United States Jammin800k 
Yes hes a very streaky player though, obviously the AWP role needs to be addressed for c9 and JDM could fit if they employ the right system. I really hope he worked on his rifle skills that would give people no reason to doubt him and would fix some inconsistency issues.
2018-07-18 05:09
tier 3
2018-07-17 03:44
Expected
2018-07-17 03:51
#185
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China yakmonster 
from "omg we have bot in the team" to "omfg we have bots in the team"
2018-07-17 03:55
China CS OMEGALUL
2018-07-18 04:58
#186
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Australia JulienD 
from major winners to this
2018-07-17 03:55
C9 is a joke right now :)
2018-07-17 04:01
Lmao if they want to be even more peanuts they should add pastabiceps
2018-07-17 04:09
#189
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Spain Arnau_Sil 
joke team
2018-07-17 04:10
STYKO and Golden are good, but old Cloud9 is better
2018-07-17 04:10
Well it's just like old C9, except that good players left and the bad ones remain
2018-07-17 04:13
Bruh just get N0thing and Shroud EZ WIN
2018-07-17 04:14
#203
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Netherlands Echie 
-golden +moe :P
2018-07-17 05:11
#217
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
m0e is a real joke lol
2018-07-17 05:56
#205
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Czech Republic fnx_2_majors 
Ez for Golden
2018-07-17 05:13
#206
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Ez golden
2018-07-17 05:22
RIP c9 Rip auti
2018-07-17 05:27
Mixwell Auti Rush Naf Apex¿
2018-07-17 05:35
C9 GOING TO TIER 1
2018-07-17 05:42
made in eu and na
2018-07-17 05:53
Well Styko and Golden are servicable at a tier 1 level but I'm not expecting the team to get out of groups. Especially with the way Skadoodle has been playing. Surprise me and make me love you Styko. I used to defend you all the time in Mouz.
2018-07-17 06:23
cloud 9 is gone....................
2018-07-17 06:35
#227
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India B4ri 
If you can't compete with Europe, bring Europe to you ez
2018-07-17 06:41
#228
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Korea ItsMeNow19 
i like golden.. hope him be IGL
2018-07-17 06:44
#278
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Brazil arunino 
+1
2018-07-17 10:30
#232
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United States subzera 
wasnt this already posted? ALSO GO GOLDEN EZ EZ
2018-07-17 07:09
+1
2018-07-17 09:02
#250
Estonia rYm 
c9 keep surprising with the stupidest ideas
2018-07-17 09:11
#252
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
looks like autimatic 1v9, would like to see them prove me wrong
2018-07-17 09:32
what a mess
2018-07-17 09:47
Tier 4 now OMEGALUL
2018-07-17 09:48
golden shit, NiP shit sweden shit.. fun times
2018-07-17 10:09
agreed. Lack of IGLs is hurting the Swedish scene right now big time.
2018-07-17 18:15
#258
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Sweden bag0fdicks 
Gl hf with bot golden, ez negative kd and no tactics
2018-07-17 09:50
but g0lden to bot nip
2018-07-17 10:11
#277
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Brazil arunino 
fnatic s**** without that "bot" rn.
2018-07-17 10:30
#328
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Sweden bag0fdicks 
Well, they just changed two players. Ofc they are kinda bad. But they have only lost to top3 teams with this lineup. They crushed BIG who won vs faze and got to grand finals last event.
2018-07-17 16:40
0 firepower in the team .... only autimatic can really frag lul
2018-07-17 09:50
true storyyyyyy gob b mastermind has nex, tabs, smooygod though so BIG good
2018-07-17 10:10
#289
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World breezy0 
also gob b can step up himself sometimes and pull off some great performances. gob b has decent aim actually but my guess is that he just focues a lot of the ingame happening and tries to coordinate the team so he talks a lot.
2018-07-17 11:35
#262
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United States ARKTYC 
At least there's no language barrier
2018-07-17 10:04
g0lden sux as entire sweden does in cs nowadays
2018-07-17 10:10
#275
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United States ARKTYC 
Yes but I'd rather goldenboi > m0e the spartan beard
2018-07-17 10:26
our teams kinda dead rn loool miss old times, old c9 old nip
2018-07-17 10:33
#269
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Ukraine django_cs 
Nice team
2018-07-17 10:12
#276
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Brazil arunino 
GODden!
2018-07-17 10:29
GG 3 bots in 1 Team RIP C9
2018-07-17 10:36
#286
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World lalt 
It's pretty clear that team needs more changes. Unfortunately they're stuck until major.
2018-07-17 11:06
Ahahahahhahahahahahaha just look at this squad, they took 2 worst bots + ska
2018-07-17 11:30
They are fucked....RiP
2018-07-17 11:36
#293
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United Kingdom LooseHS 
tier 124324367896p
2018-07-17 11:40
Worse than G2 ahahaha
2018-07-17 11:42
why they not pick new talent like espiranto or bntet or smthing else
2018-07-17 11:42
Because c9 is a cheap ass org that doesn't make big money deals for actual talent... unless its 200k for FNS. OMEGALUL
2018-07-17 14:48
the org just want to make money like they buy stew cheap and then he sell him ez money
2018-07-17 15:36
#296
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Poland KrossOver 
idiots
2018-07-17 11:43
I hope they will beat fnatic and mouz, I really hope
2018-07-17 11:46
Sucky team autimatic get out of this
2018-07-17 12:11
Golden and styko noob players :D idiot cloud9
2018-07-17 13:02
predictions for this roster is trash but maybe together they are gonna be strong
2018-07-17 13:41
#306
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France DearM 
+azk swag -golden styko
2018-07-17 13:48
Call me crazy but I think this could actually work really well. Rush Skadoodle and automatic are all potential star players and having players like golden and styko on the team will probably give them the space to play to their strength. Will be interesting
2018-07-17 13:55
lol shut the fuck up retard
2018-07-17 17:45
Yesterday's match was something i wasn't expect. For me , cloud9 will lost badly both maps and actually, to be a team who joined 2 players in recently they did very well. STYKO still needs more work to do to help more on the team, GOLDEN for me did a very good match. Ska still can be better, but he did also a great match. Not a bad face of this cloud9.
2018-07-22 16:46
Support9 PogChamp
2018-07-17 14:47
basically no star player,no firepower
2018-07-17 14:49
autimatic russell westbrook hard carry mode
2018-07-17 15:01
more like lebron
2018-07-17 17:43
Nice!
2018-07-17 15:47
Seeing my fav team fall from the top of their mountain so quickly is just sad
2018-07-17 15:57
#325
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Sweden godname 
L MAO C9
2018-07-17 16:05
nooobiedoodle must go.
2018-07-17 16:35
who cares
2018-07-17 17:41
ahahahahahaah golden,styko and ska...lmfao so uttrshit
2018-07-17 17:42
#344
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Brazil Puchin0 
c9 is getting worser week by week
2018-07-17 20:56
i want to say, csgo major is like the world cup, the champion is bad after his win (gambit,c9,envyus,sk,luminiosity,nip)
2018-07-17 21:19
#347
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
spends 200k on fns, 2 weeks and poof. spends thousands more on golden, whom also has had issues, everyone mark your calendars
2018-07-17 21:26
I'd give it 2 tournaments. Free money for golden though especially when he is moving to the us . Same goes to styko . Team manager / owner is a retarded for sure
2018-07-18 07:50
#350
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Turkey w0rthy 
Is that hard to get shroud dude?
2018-07-17 22:15
Lmao rip c9. Gather all the leftovers and assemble a team.
2018-07-18 07:49
EZ FOR STYKO
2018-07-19 01:38
ez4styko
2018-07-19 03:56
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