Red Reserve bench twist; open to offers

Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson ended on the bench of Red Reserve following the team's 5-6th placing at DreamHack Open Montreal.

With a short Twitter post, Red Reserve revealed that their 23-year-old AWPer was removed from the active roster and placed on the bench, effective immediately. As of now, it is not known who will replace twist, with more updates to follow "in the coming days".

twist is out of Red Reserve's active lineup and open to playing in European and North American teams

The organization didn't put out the reason for the benching but did state that they are open to offers for twist. Red Reserve's last tournament was DreamHack Open Monteal, where Alfred "⁠RuStY⁠" Karlsson stood-in for their IGL Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser, and before that they played the Europe Minor, finishing 5-6th at both events.

twist was the team's best performer over the last three months, sitting at a 1.12 rating. The news of his benching comes just shortly after Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell stated in our interview that twist was someone they were looking to pick up during fnatic's struggles in February.

Red Reserve currently have:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠freddieb⁠" Buö
Sweden Joakim "⁠disco doplan⁠" Gidetun
Sweden Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin
Sweden Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser

Sweden Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson (benched)

Sweden Christian "⁠chrille⁠" Lindberg (coach)

Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
710
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Christian 'chrille' Lindberg
Christian 'chrille' Lindberg
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
24
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.65
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:27
17 replies
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot
who, Twistzz has better hair anyway :>
2018-09-14 19:28
10 replies
#10
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Canada Conscience
FNATIC TWIST
2018-09-14 19:28
8 replies
#17
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United Kingdom iMarbot
Username checks out
2018-09-14 19:28
5 replies
Hmm
2018-09-14 19:29
1 reply
Hmmm
2018-09-14 19:30
#41
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Czech Republic pr0kda
2018-09-14 19:29
1 reply
#76
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United Kingdom iMarbot
unluko
2018-09-14 19:37
#225
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Germany Fabbsen
but will most likely happen xD
2018-09-24 15:09
Watch twist joining another tier3 team
2018-09-14 19:29
FNATIC FINNA BOUTA GET GOOD
2018-09-14 20:41
Hair?
2018-09-16 10:04
#29
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Poland Unluko
Wtf
2018-09-14 19:29
5 replies
mibr xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:30
4 replies
#50
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Poland Unluko
FaZe xaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:31
3 replies
??? xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:31
2 replies
#68
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Poland Unluko
+1 FaZe OMEGALUL
2018-09-14 19:34
1 reply
wut
2018-09-14 23:52
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot
lol n1 rip this ded team anyway
2018-09-14 19:27
lol
2018-09-14 19:27
LOL
2018-09-14 19:27
#6
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Turkey xxxjet3
-draken +twist
2018-09-14 19:27
7 replies
#16
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Finland Smoonah
true
2018-09-14 19:28
I would love this so bad.
2018-09-14 19:31
#80
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Germany Constikdw
pls make it happen, thatd be SICK
2018-09-14 19:38
#90
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Europe Spoonman20
I could sell my virginity for that to happen.
2018-09-14 19:41
1 reply
Let's start a petition
2018-09-14 19:48
Yes yes yes!!!
2018-09-14 19:44
If that happens I would get the biggest orgasm ever
2018-09-14 20:41
-Draken incoming Make Fnatic great again
2018-09-14 19:28
4 replies
-draken? not -xizt? LUL
2018-09-14 20:33
3 replies
Twist is an awper and Draken is turd
2018-09-14 20:35
3 awper?
2018-09-14 23:14
1 reply
+no real igl just flusha
2018-09-15 08:28
k
2018-09-14 19:28
Should have been the next big thing btw OMEGALUL
2018-09-14 19:28
Draken incoming LUL
2018-09-14 19:28
Whole team goes to shit and they point at twist? Nice logic, good luck to whoever joins this team.
2018-09-14 19:28
#13
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Finland Smoonah
twist going to tier 1
2018-09-14 19:28
1 reply
Finally.
2018-09-14 19:45
bench ur best player LUL
2018-09-14 19:28
10 replies
#65
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African Union Parasyte
stat-wise this isnt true
2018-09-14 19:33
7 replies
Stats isn't everything, he was clearly the best.
2018-09-15 01:58
6 replies
#183
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African Union Parasyte
sorry to say that but hampus is the difference maker
2018-09-15 08:15
5 replies
He's good definitely but twist was better and is more experienced.
2018-09-15 08:23
4 replies
#185
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African Union Parasyte
yeah he was 6month ago, but now cmon
2018-09-15 08:26
3 replies
We'll see once he settle down!
2018-09-15 08:29
2 replies
#188
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African Union Parasyte
i mean he can bounce back and he is definitely good maybe he will gain motivation in a new team a become good again like guardian did, and im fine with it
2018-09-15 08:33
1 reply
So am I. He's way too good for this shit.
2018-09-15 08:34
He probably benched himself
2018-09-15 05:43
Hes looking for new opportunities as you can see
2018-09-15 11:34
fnatic twist
2018-09-14 19:28
1 reply
#81
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Germany Constikdw
hopefully
2018-09-14 19:38
Hope he finds a good team he deserves it
2018-09-14 19:28
4 replies
#39
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-09-14 19:29
he declined the offers from both NiP and fnatic in the past, lul
2018-09-14 19:32
1 reply
#151
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Slovakia SLAVak
inb4 ''Singularity signs twist''
2018-09-14 23:10
He’s actually surprisingly garbage player
2018-09-16 10:06
GG Red Reserve
2018-09-14 19:28
Unexpected.
2018-09-14 19:29
#21
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CIS dank1ng
refused to everyone benched
2018-09-14 19:29
3 replies
He refused to join fnatic , now he got benched from the worst swedish team lol
2018-09-14 19:51
2 replies
they said they "benched" him because he didnt want to say he was leaving coz they are their friends
2018-09-14 22:02
1 reply
I hope he joins clown9 or mouse tho 😐
2018-09-14 22:50
Why
2018-09-14 19:29
#23
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Germany ConAction
loool read JW's Interview and this one gets sooo interesting haha
2018-09-14 19:29
Isn't twist one of their food players?!
2018-09-14 19:29
WHY?
2018-09-14 19:29
what the f#ck CJ?
2018-09-14 19:29
Why?
2018-09-14 19:29
wtf now hes open to offers but he declined fnatic and nip in the past? what an idiot
2018-09-14 19:29
1 reply
#152
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Argentina _stock
. +1 I'm trying to make this post visible for all the idiots in early posts thinking that this guy can join a T1 team and be ok. What a clown.
2018-09-14 23:12
ahahahahahaahah turned offers from nip like 2x-3x, turned down offer from fnatic and now he is benched in RR:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-09-14 19:29
1 reply
HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA
2018-09-14 19:39
#31
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Lithuania andy_
XDDD
2018-09-14 19:29
-Draken +twist Remove that scumbag from fnatic please.
2018-09-14 19:29
1 reply
+1
2018-09-14 21:49
-1 wasted spot
2018-09-14 19:29
we will sign him
2018-09-14 19:29
2 replies
kolor > twist
2018-09-14 23:16
1 reply
we will listen to you :)
2018-09-14 23:19
To NiP or Fnatic is the question. Or is it too late now?
2018-09-14 19:29
1 reply
Hope so, he doesnt deserve either teams
2018-09-14 19:30
#36
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Czech Republic pr0kda
2018-09-14 19:29
3 replies
you made him do it
2018-09-14 19:31
nt prokda
2018-09-14 23:16
#206
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Lithuania andy_
gj prokda
2018-09-15 12:18
ez for fnatic
2018-09-14 19:29
twist to faze
2018-09-14 19:29
Rip RR
2018-09-14 19:30
#45
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Brazil LukeW_
"he's loyal to Red Reserve" - JW, 2018
2018-09-14 19:30
7 replies
"Benched" Red Reserve 2018
2018-09-14 19:31
6 replies
UK brain lmao. Benched cos he want to.
2018-09-14 19:58
5 replies
Says who?
2018-09-14 20:07
4 replies
just read his twitter.
2018-09-14 20:08
3 replies
Are u retarded? In no way does that suggest that he left on his own , he got kicked by the organisation
2018-09-14 21:34
2 replies
salty Fnatic fans lol. i feel u got rejected by him lol.
2018-09-14 22:41
1 reply
???? wtf ?????
2018-09-14 23:44
fnatic or we riot
2018-09-14 19:30
can he speak Russian? If so join ENCE.
2018-09-14 19:30
4 replies
NA brain
2018-09-15 07:31
3 replies
Typical no common sense European Nerds only book smart
2018-09-15 12:10
2 replies
obviously a finnish team speaks russian and not finnish lmao
2018-09-15 19:43
1 reply
Obviously u fell for the bait of calling Finns Russian. But no u just a typical nerd with no sense of any humor at all and thinks every is dumb. Sorry nerd but even the dumbest of the dumb understand the differences between Russia and Finland. But obviously not everyone can tell the difference in common baits. Go back to ur history n mathematics books nerd.
2018-09-15 20:07
Probally hes been link with fnatic JW recent comments. Draken good bye
2018-09-14 19:31
1 reply
+1
2018-09-14 19:34
they just lost their best player
2018-09-14 19:31
LOL. If fnatic has waited for a bit longer, they might have pick a better AWPer. Well, they probably needed to seal the deal with draken in time for Major roster change deadline. BTW, NiP can totally use twist as well. That team basically has no dedicated AWPer.
2018-09-14 19:31
3 replies
yeah if twist actually wanted to go to either fnatic or nip
2018-09-14 19:33
both teams already made offer to him and he turned those offers down...and now he is benched in RR. omegalul
2018-09-14 19:41
1 reply
Well, let see how Fnatic and NiP do this Major. If they go out early, they want twist again.
2018-09-14 19:43
-Draken -Xizt Golden JW flusha KRIMZ twist why not ?
2018-09-14 19:31
1 reply
#205
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Lithuania andy_
would be amazing
2018-09-15 12:17
-xizt +twist prbly
2018-09-14 19:32
2 replies
#133
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India bozzmob
Who will IGL? And why 2 AWP players? And 1 more support AWP player?
2018-09-14 21:41
1 reply
xizt is garbage igl anyway, flusha was okayish igl and twist rifles are as good as his awp
2018-09-14 22:27
#61
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Sweden Trkmag
Oh shit, he is obviously going somewhere because no way they bench their best player otherwise
2018-09-14 19:32
2 replies
to the dumpster cuz he denied both nip and fnc.
2018-09-14 19:39
1 reply
+1
2018-09-15 07:32
#62
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Russia AlexMove
WTF
2018-09-14 19:32
#64
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Finland Olter
RR dumb af
2018-09-14 19:33
Twist doesn't want to leave his friends, but his friends think he deserves better team so they bench him.
2018-09-14 19:34
1 reply
#108
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Sweden Trkmag
+1
2018-09-14 20:12
#70
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Norway Breivik
bench best player maybe fnatic or nip will pick up twist finally
2018-09-14 19:35
1 reply
#77
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India Reaper1
only if he stops rejecting them
2018-09-14 19:37
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA Rejected offers from giants like fnatic and NiP, now benched on a tier 3 team.
2018-09-14 19:35
#72
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Sweden Rexz
-draken +twist inc but i hope NiP picks him up
2018-09-14 19:35
1 reply
-who?
2018-09-14 23:18
TOP KEK
2018-09-14 19:35
#74
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Malaysia byaIi
RiP twist or NiP twist >?
2018-09-14 19:37
1 reply
or fnatic twist
2018-09-15 07:33
GL Twistzz
2018-09-14 19:37
Poor guy, denies offers from fucking nip and fnatic just to get backstabbed
2018-09-14 19:38
-draken +twist
2018-09-14 19:38
2 replies
+1
2018-09-14 19:40
#134
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India bozzmob
+1000
2018-09-14 21:41
he wont join fnatic lol
2018-09-14 19:39
mouz twist please i beg you
2018-09-14 19:39
lmao get rekt
2018-09-14 19:40
good for him,super bad and dead team
2018-09-14 19:41
Twist to nip
2018-09-14 19:42
-freddieb + plopsk1 -twist+grux
2018-09-14 19:42
Hopefully he FINALLY uses his ability and plays in a tier 1 team. He is so fucking good.
2018-09-14 19:47
#97
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Sweden Berqvi
nip pls
2018-09-14 19:47
#98
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Europe b7ack0ut
Disband
2018-09-14 19:48
i want to play in rr
2018-09-14 19:51
Now is probably his last chance to finally man up and join a top tier team
2018-09-14 19:54
C9 inc
2018-09-14 19:55
Benching best player in the team..
2018-09-14 19:59
4 replies
I believe he left on his own to join his friends like he always do
2018-09-15 02:12
3 replies
I believe that you believe you know what you are talking about when you absolutely do not.
2018-09-15 15:45
2 replies
pbs.twimg.com/media/DnFyMeYXoAMHYnL.jpg:.. I have a reason to believe ;)
2018-09-15 16:16
1 reply
WHAT? He is playing faceit with people?? How can this be.. Im super shocked at this revelation.
2018-09-16 01:31
-draken +twist 110%
2018-09-14 20:14
#110
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Sweden ThorinEk
haha he declined fnatic for this??
2018-09-14 20:18
Hopefully he doesn't go to NiP
2018-09-14 20:27
#112
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Sweden ThorinEk
virtus pro twist?
2018-09-14 20:31
FaZe twist
2018-09-14 20:42
nip twist???
2018-09-14 20:44
#119
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Sweden xodec
-GeT_RiGhT +twist
2018-09-14 20:57
1 reply
no.
2018-09-14 21:40
#120
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Brazil de_lite
hate to break it to you RR but your other 4 players are ass
2018-09-14 21:06
-draken +twist -xizt +olof , after major :)
2018-09-14 21:06
4 replies
One can only hope. That would be a sick lineup , tho igl is still a problem. If twist can become a good igl+awper then this team would literally be fucking insane , like , out of control insane
2018-09-14 21:37
2 replies
That is not at all a sick lineup. Olof is average, twist is average, flusha single digit fragger now a days.
2018-09-14 21:48
#203
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Lithuania andy_
+1
2018-09-15 12:15
#204
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Lithuania andy_
olof would make fnatic great again. Xizt is trash
2018-09-15 12:15
to c9
2018-09-14 21:15
1 reply
#138
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Myanmar xdcc
unless skadoodle retires they need more proactive players as opposed to twist imo. hopefully he doesnt go to lower level swedish teams that would kill his career
2018-09-14 21:46
#123
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Portugal zeniteee
Ooooohhh burn !
2018-09-14 21:23
#124
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Sweden viskari
twist best swe player
2018-09-14 21:24
- Guardian + twist
2018-09-14 21:27
-Oskar +twist So obvious!!
2018-09-14 21:28
3 replies
#135
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India bozzmob
Not even in dreams. Wtf are you talking about?
2018-09-14 21:42
2 replies
Rumours about Oskar geting cut after the major = they need a new awp'er = pretty nice timeing isn't it?
2018-09-14 22:06
1 reply
they will take byali and chrisj its main awper not twist lmao
2018-09-14 22:51
#127
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Finland Baxeri
Just wait for FaZe to ask for his price tag if they go out 0-3
2018-09-14 21:29
>refuse to join good teams in the past >get benched by a team whose income mostly comes from online matchfixing nice
2018-09-14 21:34
#136
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Other mekkicsgo
dennis will rejoin fnatic instead of xizt while twist will take dennis spot in nip, thats my theory
2018-09-14 21:43
This guy refused offers from NiP, fnatic and now he is benched from a tier3 team. IDK what to say.
2018-09-14 21:46
-draken LUL
2018-09-14 21:53
-draken +twist ofc
2018-09-14 22:14
Since the idiot declined both Nip and Fnatic before he dosent deserve either teams..
2018-09-14 22:22
#146
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Bulgaria R34
Ok so he says no to 2 huge opportunities to actually join a tier1 organisation to latter be benched by the org he didn’t want to leave. P.S Now he probably won’t even join a tier3 org just like pyth.
2018-09-14 22:25
1 reply
#202
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Lithuania andy_
+1, dumb person who ruined his own career
2018-09-15 12:14
Probably got a new gf who wants more expensive shit and is a gold digger, but Twist knows he has some value so he's trying to get a better paycheck from top teams.
2018-09-14 23:19
IT'S HAPPENING
2018-09-14 23:20
Hopefully he goes to NiP. 'cause, Nip.twist.
2018-09-15 00:59
1 reply
Hahaha +1
2018-09-15 01:12
Rip draken lmaooo hahaha nice karma
2018-09-15 02:10
-Dennis +twist
2018-09-15 02:35
Cya draken
2018-09-15 03:18
#175
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United States Nerfdoge
Come on cloud9 take the money you got from Stewie and get Twist
2018-09-15 03:19
#176
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United States stotte
If Twist is willing to go to NA, why doesn't he just join a good fucking swedish team like NiP? If he wants to play with his friends, what friends does he have in NA?
2018-09-15 03:21
lol this team was carried by twist, why they benched him?
2018-09-15 05:13
1 reply
Personal issues unknown to us seems like the only viable explanation.
2018-09-15 11:36
JW says that Fnatic previously looking after him. Maybe after They got Xizt and draken its time to benched one of the legendary free
2018-09-15 09:51
#191
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Israel xpicyyy
fnatic twist
2018-09-15 09:52
-flusha is what I want to see very inconsistent
2018-09-15 10:01
Draken will replace him, 100%
2018-09-15 11:35
Red reserve looking at making $$ on twist after finding out that tier1 teams were/are interested in him after jw revealed?
2018-09-15 16:53
-rez +twist
2018-09-15 16:53
After major -get_right (retire) +twist?
2018-09-15 19:45
-GeT_RiGhT -f0rest +twist +pronax
2018-09-16 07:00
Rejected fnatic's offer couple months ago Now teamless and looking for eu/na teams to pick him up L U L
2018-09-16 09:53
good player, i hope he can find a good team for himself
2018-09-16 13:31
#223
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Namibia banned_so
+ JW or some young talented player
2018-09-22 14:56
-ska +twist
2018-09-24 11:46
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