Dignitas drop male CS:GO team

Dignitas have parted ways with their men's CS:GO roster, the North American organisation have announced.

The announcement ends a six-month association with the former SoaR line-up and comes with little surprise after the team was relegated from the ESL Pro League, with a 2-20 record.

During their time under Dignitas, the team attended just one LAN event, the Americas Minor, placing 5th-6th following defeats to Rogue and Complexity.

Infinite and co. released by Dignitas

Last month, the team had been depleted to a three-man active roster after benching Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki and Michael "Grim" Wince, with Tyson "TenZ" Ngo and Anthony "gMd" Guimond among the players who were considered to fill the vacant spots.

According to Dust2.us, gMd is expected to join the team on a permanent basis, with coach Josh "shinobi" Abastado set to transition to an active role on the roster.

On Twitter, Dignitas stated that they will keep "an active eye on the CS:GO community", with the organisation set to "adopt a new strategy going forward."

The ex-Dignitas roster competing in ESEA MDL Season 29 will reportedly look as follows:

United States Mitch "mitch" Semago
United States Gage "Infinite" Green
United States Peter "ptr" Gurney
Canada Anthony "gMd" Guimond
United States Josh "shinobi" Abastado

United States Josh 'shinobi' Abastado
Josh 'shinobi' Abastado
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
306
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semago
Mitch 'mitch' Semago
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Anthony 'gMd' Guimond
Anthony 'gMd' Guimond
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
397
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
373
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
lol
2018-08-30 00:12
#6
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Spain Dayno000 
lul
2018-08-30 00:12
because PTR is an ONLINER, they cant win shit on lan
2018-08-30 00:46
That's what happens when you sign up a tier 2/3/4 NA team, instead of a tier 2/3/4 EU team
2018-08-30 00:50
#75
NAF | 
United States EZIBP 
lol spain is like tier 7 NA at best
2018-08-30 00:54
Dignitas was stupid to sign these guys.
2018-08-30 01:09
#96
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Finland Smoonah 
true
2018-08-30 01:21
#111
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
rip ptr though. for NA he is quite a good awp
2018-08-30 01:38
#130
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
haven’t seen any of his matches recently
2018-08-30 02:44
ptr is probably 5th, 6th best in NA 1. Nifty 2. Skadoodle 3. Nitr0 4. Shazham 5. Wardell 6. ptr
2018-08-30 04:46
1. Nifty Are you delusional?
2018-08-30 06:27
Who is better than him in NA as an awper?
2018-08-30 06:58
You
2018-08-30 10:28
#159
 | 
Europe _jUNGLE 
He is the best
2018-08-30 07:10
Are
2018-08-30 10:29
#182
 | 
Europe _jUNGLE 
8/8
2018-08-30 11:46
who is better than him ? skadoodle ? :))
2018-08-30 07:49
All
2018-08-30 10:29
Are YOU delusional? Nifty is by far the best awper NA has right now
2018-08-30 09:14
Fucking
2018-08-30 10:29
Nice bait amerifag
2018-08-30 16:24
for NA yes
2018-08-30 09:45
Stupid
2018-08-30 10:29
#187
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Portugal mrsc 
nifty lmao
2018-08-30 12:47
#194
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Sweden Lil|Kennedy 
-ShahzaM +jdm
2018-08-30 15:58
Movistar riders. Keep that name in your mind.
2018-08-30 01:58
#124
Hiko | 
United States TreyBah 
Movistar riders have 1 good player and the only reason they have him is bc he was homesick.
2018-08-30 02:27
#128
 | 
United States Stoical 
ouch
2018-08-30 02:38
uuuuuh, guatemalan player here
2018-08-30 03:05
Did he say spanish team? noooo.... He said EU team...
2018-08-30 09:37
#200
NAF | 
United States EZIBP 
thats like me saying that MIBR/ old is SK is an NA team
2018-08-31 04:25
wtf? no its not.. mibr = brazil and brazil is NOT a part of North America.. But Spain is a part of EU.. How stupid can you Americans be srsly...
2018-08-31 11:12
#203
NAF | 
United States EZIBP 
sorting by region is a shitty way to see things is my point
2018-08-31 11:58
That not the point lol.. NA = no brain (except canada)
2018-08-31 13:19
#205
NAF | 
United States EZIBP 
k Harald
2018-08-31 15:26
#168
 | 
Russia Scorceze 
Say this to movistar riders
2018-08-30 09:40
#201
NAF | 
United States EZIBP 
only way they win is when Mixwell drops a 60 bomb
2018-08-31 04:25
#7
 | 
Other Phinks 
Rip first
2018-08-30 00:13
#20
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
R.I.P CSGO scene Every one disband and retired
2018-08-30 00:14
Lul this team was bad af
2018-08-30 11:47
#83
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
apparently, "finding a better team in NA" is not a good strategy, who knew.
2018-08-30 01:00
No shit Sherlock.
2018-08-30 01:15
#179
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
That's what I said, but thx for confirming
2018-08-30 10:45
Shitnobi need to go cook burgers for that fat fuck drone and stop trying to play CS he fucking sucks he's like a nova and that's me being nice
2018-08-30 02:42
#2
 | 
Other Phinks 
Ofcourse, nice orgs picks up tier 32 us lineup? Wtf they thinking
2018-08-30 00:13
#42
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Poland big_boy_69 
+1 like wtf
2018-08-30 00:20
#62
NiKo | 
Montenegro G1EX 
+1 wtf
2018-08-30 00:38
+1
2018-08-30 00:59
+1 but it's kinda unfair that they are keeping the female team
2018-08-30 00:59
#97
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United States dannyeisen 
It’s cuz there female team isnt utter dogshit
2018-08-30 01:22
All female csgo is dogshit. They couldn’t even compete at fragadelphia
2018-08-30 01:28
+1
2018-08-30 01:43
A lot of orgs keep their female CSGO teams for advertisement purposes - to get their sponsors' names out there since females are playing CSGO, which is kind of "rare" to see these days, at least for now. It's easier for orgs to be recognized by their female CSGO teams than male CSGO teams since male teams are a lot more common, thus making them harder to bring their name to the top.
2018-08-30 03:08
CLG
2018-08-30 05:09
Yeah, CLG Red is a clear example, similar to how Dignitas has only kept their female CSGO team and let go of their male CSGO team. I'm not saying Dignitas is the only org with a female CSGO team.
2018-08-30 05:12
Has CLG red ever even done anything notable? Other than losing 16 0 to renegades of course
2018-08-30 05:24
Never said any female teams have done anything notable. You're literally just assuming things for no reason lol and act like I'm implying something.
2018-08-30 06:07
that was just a question, i seriously dont know if clgr has done anything. I agree with your example.
2018-09-01 00:43
They haven't done anything after their roster changes months ago :\
2018-09-01 00:45
#89
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Dignitas shit org, they why shit line up
2018-08-30 01:09
Nice English
2018-08-30 19:54
They picked them up because SoaR couldnt afford the salaries when they won MDL and got into pro league.
2018-08-30 01:34
then they lost their best player because of age restrictions
2018-08-30 09:46
Lol
2018-08-30 00:12
#5
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Indonesia Astranesia 
G
2018-08-30 00:12
They had a team?
2018-08-30 00:13
yeah. i didnt know either LUL
2018-08-30 00:14
hahaha
2018-08-30 00:19
lul
2018-08-30 01:00
the players on ex-dig/ex-SOAR are talented (they grinded their way from MDL to EPL) but signing them was a boneheaded move if they wanted them to do better than 2/20, as the gap between the top and bottom of NA EPL is extremely large.
2018-08-30 01:44
#9
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Russia zovk 
dead org
2018-08-30 00:13
#10
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Brazil mstrYODA1337 
expected
2018-08-30 00:13
lol
2018-08-30 00:13
#12
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Moldova NotBhad 
Lol
2018-08-30 00:13
RIP CSGO
2018-08-30 00:13
#14
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United Kingdom PizzeH 
Dignitas and dropping the team Name a more iconic duo
2018-08-30 00:13
NTC and changing players
2018-08-30 00:16
#65
 | 
United States Jrfaster 
+1
2018-08-30 00:45
u mean mouz/faze and changing players
2018-08-30 01:00
Tell me last time faze changed players
2018-08-30 02:31
-olof +cromen -cromen +xizt -xizt +olof technically standins but still happened
2018-08-30 04:59
Those weren't roster changes, just stand-ins for a player that went temporarily inactive
2018-08-30 05:23
he said changing players. His statement is objectively correct.
2018-08-30 05:55
No because that wasn't a change of players
2018-08-30 19:21
BRA71L and ruining the na scene
2018-08-30 05:10
#15
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Brazil truphexz^ 
ptr squad in 2k18 lol
2018-08-30 00:13
I hope he can find a good team. Dude has been working his ass off for years.
2018-08-30 00:53
#78
 | 
Brazil truphexz^ 
have you ever thought that over this many years, he never won something meaningful means that he should stop play?? i'm my opnion ptr is such a noob and he will never win nothing, i think at 28 is time to ptr retire
2018-08-30 00:58
i mean how are you supposed to win anything with bots in team?
2018-08-30 01:01
#88
 | 
Brazil truphexz^ 
he played with the core of 2 teams: complexity (yay,dephh, android) and nrg (fugly,daps,brehze) and won nothing, after ptr noob been kicked, one is in the top #10 another ir going to the major, are you kids dumb or what? ptr is just a guy who will never win nothing on the competitive scene
2018-08-30 01:07
+1 he was decent before NA cs was relevant. Now there is actual talent on the scene so no room for him.
2018-08-30 01:29
#135
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Brazil truphexz^ 
ptr was regular in 2k14/15 after that he was just a bot
2018-08-30 03:44
At that time, none of those players were seasoned and killing it. And he was shining in that line up. I think if he were in the right squad, he would do very well.
2018-08-30 17:35
They were a semi decent team but the age limit kinda fucked them :(
2018-08-30 00:13
ryx fucked them also
2018-08-30 01:50
+1
2018-08-30 02:01
>ryx >success Choose one
2018-08-30 05:11
#18
draken | 
United Kingdom Izzzyy 
lol
2018-08-30 00:14
#19
 | 
Greece Poor_Noob 
TRASH TEAM HAHAHAHAH AMEN
2018-08-30 00:14
#21
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Poland KasPro 
Rip
2018-08-30 00:14
#22
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Japan Jotaro 
Rip my boi grim
2018-08-30 00:14
Maybe NoTag to dignitas? PogChamp
2018-08-30 00:14
#25
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
SEXISM?!?!
2018-08-30 00:14
#112
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Brazil SINISTRO_o 
YES! LETS PROTEST NAKED!
2018-08-30 01:40
gmd will get picked up by someone, they cant let this kind of young talent die
2018-08-30 00:15
#27
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Portugal Decks143 
This team is so bad
2018-08-30 00:15
LUL stupid descion in the first place
2018-08-30 00:15
#143
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Agree
2018-08-30 05:11
Good, they were terribly bad, just like the org ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-08-30 00:15
#30
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Argentina Arluem 
LoL rip mr.inet PTR
2018-08-30 00:15
#31
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Sweden godname 
OOF CSGO
2018-08-30 00:15
dropping matchfixers is a smart decision wp dignitas
2018-08-30 00:16
#34
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United States LJPixels 
Well, they'll just pick up a better team in a few months like before. I'm going to go ahead and guess they'll pick up Swole Patrol now that they made esl pro league
2018-08-30 00:16
Or NoTag since they have insane potential
2018-08-30 00:18
#37
 | 
United States LJPixels 
Amen
2018-08-30 00:18
They are still in mdl
2018-08-30 00:19
#43
 | 
United States LJPixels 
I thought they made it out, there was a big thing where Freak said he would make it back to esl and then I'm pretty sure they did.
2018-08-30 00:20
#46
 | 
United States LJPixels 
I guess I'm wrong, my bad
2018-08-30 00:21
#35
 | 
Argentina roulettesoad 
expected but tbh what made dignitas to become full shit was not being able to play with snakes due to shit ESL rules
2018-08-30 00:17
#38
JD | 
Poland czarnycs 
ROFL
2018-08-30 00:19
Expected
2018-08-30 00:19
#44
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
Dignitas HAD a roster? Damn. I thought the org. was parted with csgo
2018-08-30 00:20
#45
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Poland big_boy_69 
What now? Maybe pick up NoTag if they show results.
2018-08-30 00:21
not surprised, hope they pick up another team
2018-08-30 00:22
#48
Summer | 
North America Jxmes 
Pick up NoTag
2018-08-30 00:22
RIP
2018-08-30 00:24
#50
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United States FlagMaster 
They’ll go for the new French roster if they’re smart
2018-08-30 00:25
#64
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
+1
2018-08-30 00:43
#125
 | 
Germany Bennime 
+2
2018-08-30 02:29
#193
 | 
United States FlagMaster 
+3
2018-08-30 14:55
#51
 | 
Czech Republic KLothbrok 
dignitas is a thing in 2018?
2018-08-30 00:25
#52
 | 
Russia K0STYAMBA 
Why not female
2018-08-30 00:27
because they can actually be monetized
2018-08-30 00:31
#208
 | 
Russia K0STYAMBA 
Idk who watches female esports Anyways if they drop female team they will be attacked for sexism
2018-08-31 20:11
I don't know either, but I also don't know anyone that watches Dignitas play in MDL or where ever they are. But since Dignitas fe are at a higher level RELATIVE to their scene and actually go to some tournaments, I think there are probably more opportunities for sponsors. I mean the main Dignitas team hass just been dead in the water so there's really no point in keeping them. Plus, I don't think anyone would accuse them of sexism. Dropping a team that doesn't make money is just a business decision.
2018-09-01 00:20
#53
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
female team > male team.
2018-08-30 00:28
Why does every Lithuanian last name end in -as?
2018-08-30 00:31
#59
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Because this is how things works in Lithuania.
2018-08-30 00:34
Lithuanias*
2018-08-30 01:51
#54
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Ex-NTC coming!?
2018-08-30 00:28
#73
 | 
United States FlagMaster 
Hahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahah no
2018-08-30 00:53
NoTag/EX-NTC ou LeftOut to Dignitas, i guess, the both one will show some good results to org anyway xD
2018-08-30 00:30
#58
 | 
Russia grEminence 
From airplane?
2018-08-30 00:34
#60
 | 
Russia grEminence 
NA CS LUL
2018-08-30 00:34
k
2018-08-30 00:38
Sexism
2018-08-30 00:39
Whoa, welcome back Mr. Skillet
2018-08-30 01:52
Loosing time
2018-08-30 00:48
that's all fault from organization.
2018-08-30 00:50
#70
 | 
Vietnam Oida 
BTW: Who will sign the new french team with NBK, apex etc.
2018-08-30 00:50
#74
 | 
United States FlagMaster 
Probably SK or Dignitas
2018-08-30 00:53
#94
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Report said Team Vitality
2018-08-30 01:16
I can't believe the same org that won epicenter 2 years ago is the same one that tried a tier 2 NA team
2018-08-30 00:52
dignitas stickers? i aren't ever think that again.
2018-08-30 00:55
#77
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puqet 
Is this a repost???
2018-08-30 00:56
Pete?
2018-08-30 00:58
#87
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
They should make a team around fox.
2018-08-30 01:05
#90
Theia | 
Portugal ItsAvenn 
Again? Ahahah thats org are so bad dude !
2018-08-30 01:09
#92
 | 
United States botlove11203 
expected
2018-08-30 01:11
#95
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Tbh, i didnt even know they got a male roster rn lol
2018-08-30 01:16
This org needs to shut down, nothing but fucking retarded decisions that lead to signing and shortly after releasing progressively worse squads. They ditched their EU squad to sign a squad in NA. and its only gone downhill from there. If maikelele was an org, he would be Dignitas. Just give up and leave CSGO, ffs.
2018-08-30 01:26
#104
 | 
Europe GAYLORDEZ 
Maikelele played on dignitas LUL
2018-08-30 01:29
he certainly did, now look where he is. a match made in heaven: a shitty player for a shitty org.
2018-08-30 01:33
What a suprise, wow... :pretends to be shocked:
2018-08-30 01:28
#102
 | 
Europe GAYLORDEZ 
SHITNITAS
2018-08-30 01:29
French cs is the future <3
2018-08-30 01:29
#107
NBK- | 
Estonia BlameS 
"we thank them" - thanked for wasting their money and time.
2018-08-30 01:32
Meh... All you need is Artstar (._.*)
2018-08-30 01:37
#120
 | 
Russia AlexMove 
Finally
2018-08-30 02:04
#121
 | 
African Union mikecool 
Yeah fuck male csgo who needs them ;)
2018-08-30 02:08
Just sign EU team. There are a lot of free players You can go with : Cromen Pimp (he wants to go pro again) RUBINO snedker ryxxo Btw i couldn't think any other danish players beside these. Or just go with french team NBK,ZywOo,RPK,Happy,APEX
2018-08-30 02:12
rip dig
2018-08-30 02:13
ez for rain
2018-08-30 03:06
dignitas had a csgo team?
2018-08-30 04:20
looks like the players got digni-toss'd
2018-08-30 04:32
#145
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Ridiculous what a tier 7 org. They drop fox, they drop Astralis base team, they drop ex-Pain Brazil good rooster, and now they drop Usa and Shinobi team, ridiculous org proving again. Dignitas deserve to be closed , they look to much for profit and less in a long time, ridiculous
2018-08-30 05:14
#148
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Brazil MauricioRoy 
so now they don't have any CSGO team? ;D
2018-08-30 05:29
I thought you mean digital chaos.Thank god
2018-08-30 05:37
#152
Dima | 
Italy Laxity 
dignitas suck more tier 10
2018-08-30 06:09
I heard EnVyUs want a NA lineup
2018-08-30 06:14
"...with coach Josh "shinobi" Abastado set to transition to an active role on the roster." Yeah, that'll work out really well with his astounding fragging prowess. I realize that a leader can make or break a team, but he's practically the NA Hunden.
2018-08-30 06:29
Hunden competes internationally, I actually think he would do well in NA
2018-08-30 12:04
#157
 | 
Luxembourg alex24 
repost from HLTV dignitas already disbanded like 2 times this year
2018-08-30 07:03
#158
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
sexist!!!
2018-08-30 07:07
#161
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
ptr fail handshake
2018-08-30 08:02
#164
 | 
Hungary saxxo 
What a surprise...
2018-08-30 09:27
#165
 | 
Iceland _natas_ 
Who and what team?
2018-08-30 09:32
Why im read it like: Dignitas drop FEMALE csgo roster xD
2018-08-30 09:35
#170
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Russia joxeRRR 
Why i have read it like "Dignitas drop FEMALE csgo roster", bratushka
2018-08-30 09:42
#169
 | 
Russia joxeRRR 
Rip
2018-08-30 09:41
Expected
2018-08-30 10:17
#180
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Slovakia Jakubko345 
Irrelevant team, expected
2018-08-30 11:19
That’s sexist. Lost all respect to the 76ers and Dignitas.
2018-08-30 11:27
At least they kept their shittest team... respect.
2018-08-30 12:01
#186
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
sexist
2018-08-30 12:16
ptr top na awp talent wtf
2018-08-30 13:27
Serves them right for not paying their Danish team enough back in 2016 so they left to join North.
2018-08-30 13:59
#192
 | 
Finland toimistabil 
Didn't even think they had a men's squad... :l
2018-08-30 14:49
#197
 | 
Brazil sprk1 
poor ptr
2018-08-30 17:56
#206
 | 
Portugal astacp 
Still think that roster with cromen, rubino, fox, jkaen and tenzki would be awesome with the proper time to pratice, they didnt attend a major for like 2 rounds (2-3 score at the end of minor) and they had played for a few months together, they would have such a nice team right now, just had to replace tenzki :) Its a shame an org like this cant find a competitive team.
2018-08-31 18:38
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-08-31 18:39
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