Valiance swap NENO for jayzaR

Valiance have announced the release of Anel "NENO" Ceković and the addition of former Chaos player Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic.

jayzaR joins Valiance following a two-month stint as a free agent upon being released from Chaos, who then went on to restructure the core of the roster.

In-game leader NENO has been released from his contract with the organization and thus became a free agent. The Macedonian had been part of the team since January 2017, when they were known as iNation.

NENO's time with Valiance comes to an end

In his time with Valiance, he led them to several domestic titles and helped them qualify for DreamHack Masters Marseille, the squad's first experience at a big event.

However, since their appearance at the French tournament, the Balkan squad have been dropping in the rankings, as they're now sitting in 48th place, having fallen from 26th place over the course of the last three-and-a-half months.

Leadership has passed to Nestor "LETN1" Tanić, according to a statement from coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, who also stated that the team will continue to communicate in their mother tongue, as jayzaR speaks Serbian.

"Super happy to be apart of Valiance. It's a dream come true to finally represent a "Balkan team". I'm in a great environment with really good talented players and I'm sure we will achieve great things and show the rest of the competition what we are made of!"
- jayzaR

"This was something we had decided as a team before the break. We all sat down together and agreed that we need a different approach going into the new season. With LETN1 now leading the team and jayzaR coming in as our fifth, we will swap a few roles but overall our communication will remain in Serbian."
- kassad

Valiance's roster now looks as follows:

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
Serbia Luka "emi" Vuković
Serbia Nestor "LETN1" Tanić
Serbia Aleksa "Impulse" Stankić
Sweden Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic

Serbia Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1073
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1102
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Serbia Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
467
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
430
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Macedonia Anel 'NENO' Ceković
Anel 'NENO' Ceković
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
610
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
928
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Expected move from the org. jayzaR is a very good and experienced player.
2018-08-14 17:03
#9
China o_O 
Happy for god jayzaR
2018-08-14 17:03
Arent think that.
2018-08-14 17:07
#2
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Latvia Faaakk 
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
2018-08-14 17:02
Cool team I think its cool that they have a swedish guy
2018-08-15 06:02
#225
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Serbia SF94 
He's Serbian
2018-08-15 19:48
yeah ! thats why he has the swedish flag! :D
2018-08-15 19:59
#227
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Serbia SF94 
Are you serious right now
2018-08-15 19:59
#228
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Serbia SF94 
his name is Aleksandar Zarkovic, plus I've spoken to him on twitter
2018-08-15 20:00
i dont give a fuck if hes serbian why does he have the fucking swedish flag? god you are dumb
2018-08-15 20:02
#230
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Serbia SF94 
Maybe cause he was born in Sweden to Serbian parents? But ok I guess this was a bait so n1
2018-08-15 20:03
#4
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Germany zeolikk10years 
Woah
2018-08-14 17:03
#5
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Russia zovk 
wtf
2018-08-14 17:03
Lool
2018-08-14 17:03
4HEAD
2018-08-14 17:03
Lets go jasonR!!!
2018-08-14 17:03
jayzaR good aim
2018-08-14 17:03
This makes no sense
2018-08-14 17:04
#14
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Malaysia byaIi 
rip Macedonia best player
2018-08-14 17:04
He aint dead. He's the only mkd player , expected
2018-08-14 17:09
RIP FYROM
2018-08-14 20:06
#165
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Greece knk74 
North macedonia
2018-08-14 23:22
#15
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
ahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahhahahaha
2018-08-14 17:04
#16
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Lithuania andyy_ 
Uhm, ok?
2018-08-14 17:04
I m just waiting for -emi +nexa
2018-08-14 21:23
#17
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Denmark JustYes 
woot
2018-08-14 17:04
So sad
2018-08-14 17:04
kkkkkkkkk
2018-08-14 17:04
#21
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Denmark Ebixa2K 
tier50
2018-08-14 17:05
Yay , no more tier65
2018-08-14 17:10
Oh lol totally forgot this will happen. They were already practicing with him in July before the break.
2018-08-14 17:05
#26
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China teguP 
Ez for neo
2018-08-14 17:06
#30
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Sweden Trkmag 
jayzaR is actually pretty good, hope he can help them
2018-08-14 17:07
seriously
2018-08-14 17:10
#35
Coronaz | 
China virrus 
Neno can now go back to pugging with his mate osama
2018-08-14 17:10
hahahahaha that is funny and sad cause i know how is osama in cs scene
2018-08-14 17:17
+10 rank
2018-08-14 17:10
#38
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
Why would they keep emi… I do not get it..
2018-08-14 17:10
emi is a support player yea he has bad stats but he was with the team long long time so... but i know what you mean
2018-08-14 17:21
#65
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
So what if he is a support player? There should be better options.. Not talking about his stats, i watch a lot of tier 2, since we have alot of upcoming Danish teams. Emi has never impressed me with anything.
2018-08-14 17:33
you dont get it
2018-08-14 17:39
#80
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
I get he has some sort of connection with the teammates. But come on... Do you think Messi likes everyone on Barcelonas team? If you play and get paid, then you play to be the best. Not to share the cake with your homeboy.
2018-08-14 17:45
#62
Miki | 
Spain Miki2K 
the are able to communicate in serbian now
2018-08-14 17:33
neno speaks serbian...
2018-08-14 17:34
#68
Miki | 
Spain Miki2K 
well my bad, dont get it then
2018-08-14 17:35
read #44
2018-08-14 17:39
#67
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
So you're saying that there are no better options who speaks Serbian out there?
2018-08-14 17:34
#69
Miki | 
Spain Miki2K 
no i thought they werent communicating in serbian before
2018-08-14 17:36
#76
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
All good m8
2018-08-14 17:37
Neno can speak serbian and i think that there are not any better options than Jayzar some say Kingor but he is old and an IGL which Letni was since i think April or May
2018-08-14 17:37
#79
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
I meant instead of mr. Emi.. I think they should've got rid of both Neno and Emi, and build up something with the strong core they have. Hopefully they'll get Nexa or Devoduvek at some point and really kick some fucking ass.
2018-08-14 17:41
about last part i hope too but there arent any better people that speak serbian that can be added to the team Devo is with LDLC and he probably a hell of a paycheck Nexa may come cause of kassad but that is really low chances On the other hand NENO was getting better and better every day so i am not a big fan of this move , but i am not for -emi +jayzar also Still i hope they get better rankings and some ivites after this
2018-08-14 17:50
#83
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
You're probably right. LDLC is just a no mans land.. They won't achieve anything.
2018-08-14 17:53
new news are up by NENO tl.gd/n_1sqkh81 sad about this now
2018-08-14 18:21
#122
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
What a dick move.. Wishing the best of luck to NENO.
2018-08-14 18:56
same here
2018-08-14 18:56
who? Such a shame kassad has gone from coaching mouz to this team... Not that it's a bad team but it's just way under mouz's level. Well, at least kassad reached Niko and now he's teaching his brother.
2018-08-14 17:12
valiance is actually a good team and hnt is nikos cousin
2018-08-14 17:18
Oh my mistake, well I hope they do well
2018-08-14 17:37
#42
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Serbia Removekebab13 
I dont see why they would release neno and not emi, its probably some issues in the team
2018-08-14 17:19
#44
2018-08-14 17:22
#49
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Moze i neno i jayz da bude support
2018-08-14 17:23
znas kolko moras da zrtvujes da bi bio support a i kao sto sam gore napisao lent1 kassad i emi se znaju duze vreme pa kad ostanu letni i emi u 2v3 situaciji znaju kako oboje misle pa lakse izvlace takve situacije
2018-08-14 17:26
stigle nove vesti tl.gd/n_1sqkh81 ovo ti je link
2018-08-14 18:23
Thank mr ProsDONTtalkSHIT
2018-08-14 19:23
#43
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France Teellioz 
-emi +NENO eztop1
2018-08-14 17:19
emi is a support player
2018-08-14 17:22
not expected
2018-08-14 17:21
damn solid pick up
2018-08-14 17:22
#50
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Germany ariany 
nice but why keeping emi? i mean letn1 now igling and emi was igl before and weak fragger or did i miss something? Like pronax :D
2018-08-14 17:25
#44
2018-08-14 17:30
Lol why
2018-08-14 17:26
this is his twit longer tl.gd/n_1sqkh81
2018-08-14 18:20
#53
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United Kingdom h4m 
Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia*
2018-08-14 17:27
Trying to trigger somebody be like
2018-08-14 18:38
#54
World Jama 
this Picture looks like gaydancer
2018-08-14 17:27
kgr >>>> jayzar ...
2018-08-14 17:28
dobra fora
2018-08-14 17:33
Like wtf jayzar is fucking nuts, just watch him playing on train Also double awp setup jayzar+impulse is going to be unstoppable
2018-08-14 19:08
GL ZARKOVIC
2018-08-14 17:28
Lol neno still better than neo.
2018-08-14 17:29
+1
2018-08-14 17:33
#60
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
Well deserved. I really like this guy.. Hope he is gonna do good
2018-08-14 17:30
#61
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Germany Youngnibba 
Lol jayzar‘s Shirt in twitterpost from valiance
2018-08-14 17:31
rip Macedonian scene Kappa
2018-08-14 17:37
Feels badman
2018-08-14 18:38
if emi is not igl idk why they keep him
2018-08-14 17:48
dude letn1 and emi along with kassad are the core of this team they might be playing together longer than you are alive
2018-08-14 17:54
typical serbian toxic. i just asked . thats why balkan scene its and it will remain trash :-)
2018-08-15 11:33
i didn't want to offend you i just wanted to demonstrate how long they are playing together
2018-08-15 13:29
#85
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Serbia bra1np 
Bad move, really
2018-08-14 17:58
i think so too but i hope they achive something and get some invites
2018-08-14 18:03
#88
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Serbia bra1np 
They just must practice a lot before that, as jayzar is totally new to team and he is also really bad individually. He also must watch a lot of demos from Valiance before. So sad about Neno, he wasnt the best igl, but hell, hw was really great at clutches and he was the best with better teams 🙁
2018-08-14 18:07
he was getting better every match but its not our decision to make changes
2018-08-14 18:08
#93
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Serbia bra1np 
Yep, thats kassad who made this shitty decision, but I hope he knows what to do with jayzar in team, but when he brough nexa and Nifty in Rng, oh yes, many wrong decisions by him so far
2018-08-14 18:11
new news are up by NENO tl.gd/n_1sqkh81 copy the link to the browser
2018-08-14 18:22
#101
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Serbia bra1np 
Hhahah "teammates" my ass. Gl to Neno and shame on you Letn1, hunter, impulse, emi, kassad and all Valiance shitty organization
2018-08-14 18:29
hravti su zajebali njihova je org sa njima se posvadjao
2018-08-14 18:33
#105
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Serbia bra1np 
Ma znam da su hrvati, ali nacionalizam me ne interesuje, gotivim ja i hrvate i sve, ali ovo je tako sraman potez od Valiance-a, da me tera na razmišljanje dal da uopšte navijam za tim iz svoje zemlje. Jedna sramota velika. Ako se javno ne izvine Neno-u na ovome i debelo mu ne nadoknade u kešu, sve je sranje.
2018-08-14 18:36
ne kazem nista za nacionalizam nece mu nista naplatiti to je 100% a i sumnjam da ce mu se izviniti ovako su i kioshimu izbacili iz envija i zeus iz navija
2018-08-14 18:39
#113
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Serbia bra1np 
Slažem je ja i za kioshimu i za zeus-a, ama Neno je bio bukvalno drugar sa njima, zajedno su igrali još od CS1.6 po timovima, i ovako sramno :(
2018-08-14 18:41
tacno
2018-08-14 18:42
Slazem se.. sada i taj jedan igrac iz mkd je bez tima haha
2018-08-14 18:39
#116
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Serbia bra1np 
Jbg, a imali ste fin tim tamo u CS 1.6... nightmare, osama, neno.. shit happens, nadam se da će da ode u neki vrhunski tim i da guzi Valiance xD
2018-08-14 18:42
Valjda ce da ode u neki tim iz balkan PLa, tako da nisto bolje
2018-08-14 19:26
ma bravo, pa ti pricas veoma vrlo dobro srpski jezik.
2018-08-14 20:29
Fala fala haha
2018-08-14 21:02
#173
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Ama kak nema da "pricha" na srbski haha vie tamu ste od mal zakurmeni so sve srbsko.. Vo prodavnicite srbska hrana, pushtash televizija - srbsko shou, slushash muzika - pak srbska.. :>
2018-08-15 04:03
rusofili nemaat pravo na zbor, ajde odi pokloni se na putin za da imas miren son, pozdrav.
2018-08-15 19:14
A da pusis kur malku? Koga ne mozat da me razberat ubavo na makedonski, kje im zboruvam na srpski.. toa brat se vika kultura nikakov srbizam ama sto bi ti znal za kultura
2018-08-15 20:13
#232
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
"makedonski"
2018-08-15 20:47
sto ne ti zbori on na makedonski be debilu? sto se lizes? kje im zboruval na srpski vika, lizaciste...
2018-08-16 19:45
govnari a dzabe im kad ce zauvek biti stack u top 30-35 i kad ce uvek chokovati i kad ce ih windigo i godsent uvek gaziti
2018-08-14 22:22
#175
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Serbia Provizija 
+1
2018-08-15 04:19
stigle nove vesti od pece i letnija kazu da su ga kikali jer je bio toxic i nije se pojavljivao na practisima po meni ovo vec postaje sad malo jasnije
2018-08-15 15:53
#218
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Serbia bra1np 
Čitam i ne verujem, ciganija i s jedne i druge strane, mislim, ako im nije odgovarao - razgovor menadžmenta i kick iz ekipe, e sad ako je on to izbegavao, ondaaa... :O Na kraju krajeva, jedino bitno je da je promena 100% i iskreno mislim da Valiance može mnogo manje da uradi sad sa jayzaR-om :(
2018-08-15 16:03
videcemo kolko sam cuo peca tvitovao da krecu sezonu sa nekim velikim blastom nadam se veliki turnir
2018-08-15 16:09
#220
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Serbia bra1np 
Super bi bilo, da vidimo gde su taman :)
2018-08-15 16:17
Pece hahahahaha... Najveci r e t rd u balkanu. Najveci scammer isto. Ako se sjecate na onaj tour, Gamers Paradise kada su ih svi scammovali. U Sloveniji. Onda je taj Pece bio "CEO" na gamers paradise i taj tour. Ako verujete ista tome Pece, onda xD. Kick su ga, nisu mu ni rekli, a i duguju mu. Neno nije toxic, i uvijek se pojavljivao. Cak on je i bio najaktivniji igrac xD. hltv.org/news/15891/gaming-paradise-in-s.. hltv.org/news/16639/gaming-paradise-to-n.. Eto vi Pece. Hahahahaha
2018-08-15 18:02
ez gayzar
2018-08-14 17:58
new news are up by NENO tl.gd/n_1sqkh81 copy the link to the browser
2018-08-14 18:21
#100
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Latvia Faaakk 
Valiance 2 face Toledo
2018-08-14 18:28
Why the fuck you add some gay faggit, and very pathetic from org.
2018-08-14 18:30
new news are up by NENO tl.gd/n_1sqkh81
2018-08-14 18:34
tl;dr he mad cuz bad
2018-08-14 18:49
jayzar is big trash as well
2018-08-14 19:13
#114
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United States Flzsh 
easiest report
2018-08-14 18:41
thanks
2018-08-14 19:12
#233
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United States Flzsh 
You’re welcome
2018-08-15 22:00
Thanks
2018-08-16 00:04
so jayzR knows serbian or what
2018-08-14 18:37
so you can read or what
2018-08-14 18:39
so you can read or what?
2018-08-14 21:09
he is a serbian born in sweden
2018-08-14 18:43
so you can read or what
2018-08-14 18:44
#120
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
so you can read or what
2018-08-14 18:49
''Zarkovic''
2018-08-14 20:12
Oh fucking shit.. a bad move valiance
2018-08-14 18:40
They did it behind his back, read his TwitLonger: t.co/RHTSctN94N
2018-08-14 19:02
Yeah i read it.. unexpected.. he was with them for so much time
2018-08-14 21:01
#121
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Noo... I would at least want to see Neno bring up a decent Macedonian team if at all possible lol
2018-08-14 18:50
+1 and thanks man
2018-08-14 21:01
#123
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
how will they talk serbian
2018-08-14 18:56
jayzar is serbian born in sweden do you actually know how to read ?
2018-08-14 19:01
#133
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
nah I only read the tweet lol
2018-08-14 19:19
who swaps who for who
2018-08-14 19:14
2 awpers lol
2018-08-14 19:16
#135
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Europe KittyChamp 
jayzaR the Serial Killer :D
2018-08-14 19:25
tl.gd/n_1sqkh81 this is nenos post about the situation, seems the organisation and his 'friends' went behind his back, i feel bad now and im nit even sure ill keep cheering for valiance, i hope atleast djoxic and neno will form an online top 40 team to get online money
2018-08-14 19:28
#185
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Nice "We all sat down together and agreed that we need a different approach going into the new season." - kassad "Twofaced" Toledo
2018-08-15 11:09
Tbh u are wrong neno was always late on practice failed to show up for some matches due going out witf other friends did not uphold contract. That is what I know from kassad few months ago it was his own doing
2018-08-15 14:30
#221
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Croatia Jack Russell 
I was just kidding but thanks for info. I hope they will bounce back now.
2018-08-15 16:50
Jayzar not bad, might end up being good move
2018-08-14 19:33
#141
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Indonesia sayedhalik 
GL Valiance
2018-08-14 19:36
#143
s0m | 
Latvia `DinGo 
:O
2018-08-14 19:53
ez Kovac
2018-08-14 20:21
#148
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Brazil de_lite 
RIP balkan hope
2018-08-14 20:33
#150
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Russia GramDEL 
Slavs + English = omegalul instead of communication P.S. GuardiaN and NiKo = unique slavs
2018-08-14 20:49
Well they will speak serbian -_-
2018-08-14 21:13
Styko speaks english pretty well. Guardian just mumbles. Btw Guardian is hungarian.
2018-08-14 22:05
#167
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Russia GramDEL 
Dafuq?
2018-08-15 00:09
#166
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Brazil ^7|1 
Sweden Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic
2018-08-15 00:00
#168
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Russia GramDEL 
Hmm, didn't notice that. Slav that lives in Sweden, something new
2018-08-15 00:09
Thats most definitely not new, what is new tho is slav that doesnt know shit about slavs
2018-08-15 15:19
#216
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Russia GramDEL 
Who is it?
2018-08-15 15:35
#154
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Russia illuminosity 
WHAT
2018-08-14 21:02
#155
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
-emi +NENO now please.
2018-08-14 21:09
+1
2018-08-14 21:13
Tier 8 who cares
2018-08-14 22:03
#177
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Yeah who care
2018-08-15 04:28
who swaps who with who?
2018-08-14 23:20
Hmmm kinda expected move. Valiance were shit after DH Marseille. I thought that emi was gonna get kicked but whatever. They ain't gonna do shit with or without emi/neno.
2018-08-15 00:23
Why is his head so fucking big? pbs.twimg.com/media/DkkYeJoX0AEtfZK.jpg:.. Unreal
2018-08-15 04:09
#176
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Izi for won some tier 7 championships
2018-08-15 04:28
#178
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Sweden plikz 
rip valiance jayzar toxic
2018-08-15 04:33
rip valiance
2018-08-15 09:24
GO VALIANCE GO ARKANS! ARKANOVI TIGROVI!
2018-08-15 09:42
#182
JJ | 
Nepal Besto 
Good swap.
2018-08-15 09:45
Forcing a bosnian and a swede to speak serbian. Typical serbian bully behavior. Disgusting tbh.
2018-08-15 10:51
1/8
2018-08-15 14:28
2018-08-15 15:10
2/8
2018-08-15 15:21
They are both Serbians check Liquipedia
2018-08-15 23:29
#184
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Moved to today's news wtf
2018-08-15 11:04
why is jayzar's head so big wtf
2018-08-15 14:23
Wish me luck guys!
2018-08-15 18:49
GL ,i hope you will find new team soon.
2018-08-15 23:30
nice
2018-08-16 20:27
Why would they keep emi… I do not get it..
2018-08-17 20:03
#289
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Nepal Avhy 
Worth it, but why do they keep emi?
2018-08-26 11:10
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