Red Reserve bench twist; open to offers

Professeur
September 14th, 2018 19:27

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:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
710
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christian 'chrille' Lindberg
Christian 'chrille' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
24
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.09
#1
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Russia notBaitzera_SK 
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:27
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
who, Twistzz has better hair anyway :>
2018-09-14 19:28
#10
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Canada Dumbest 
FNATIC TWIST
2018-09-14 19:28
#17
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Username checks out
2018-09-14 19:28
Hmm
2018-09-14 19:29
#46
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Austria shaakeh 
Hmmm
2018-09-14 19:30
#41
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic pr0kda 
2018-09-14 19:29
#76
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
unluko
2018-09-14 19:37
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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Sweden Unluko 
Wtf
2018-09-14 19:29
mibr xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:30
#50
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Sweden Unluko 
FaZe xaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:31
??? xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 19:31
#68
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Sweden Unluko 
+1 FaZe OMEGALUL
2018-09-14 19:34
#161
TACO | 
Brazil user2740 
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
-draken +twist
2018-09-14 19:27
#16
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
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
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
#7
shox | 
United Kingdom rickY180 
-Draken incoming Make Fnatic great again
2018-09-14 19:28
-draken? not -xizt? LUL
2018-09-14 20:33
#114
shox | 
United Kingdom rickY180 
Twist is an awper and Draken is turd
2018-09-14 20:35
3 awper?
2018-09-14 23:14
+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
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
twist going to tier 1
2018-09-14 19:28
Finally.
2018-09-14 19:45
bench ur best player LUL
2018-09-14 19:28
#65
Happy | 
Vietnam QuetzaLt 
stat-wise this isnt true
2018-09-14 19:33
Stats isn't everything, he was clearly the best.
2018-09-15 01:58
sorry to say that but hampus is the difference maker
2018-09-15 08:15
He's good definitely but twist was better and is more experienced.
2018-09-15 08:23
yeah he was 6month ago, but now cmon
2018-09-15 08:26
We'll see once he settle down!
2018-09-15 08:29
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
So am I. He's way too good for this shit.
2018-09-15 08:34
#179
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Spain JasonRacism 
He probably benched himself
2018-09-15 05:43
#198
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Denmark monroEski 
Hes looking for new opportunities as you can see
2018-09-15 11:34
fnatic twist
2018-09-14 19:28
#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
#39
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Sweden 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
#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
#20
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Spain NeilCS 
Unexpected.
2018-09-14 19:29
#21
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Israel davkin 
refused to everyone benched
2018-09-14 19:29
He refused to join fnatic , now he got benched from the worst swedish team lol
2018-09-14 19:51
they said they "benched" him because he didnt want to say he was leaving coz they are their friends
2018-09-14 22:02
I hope he joins clown9 or mouse tho 😐
2018-09-14 22:50
Why
2018-09-14 19:29
loool read JW's Interview and this one gets sooo interesting haha
2018-09-14 19:29
#24
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United States crulix 
Isn't twist one of their food players?!
2018-09-14 19:29
#25
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Russia k3ron 
WHY?
2018-09-14 19:29
#26
seized | 
Sweden Kurmi2k 
what the f#ck CJ?
2018-09-14 19:29
Why?
2018-09-14 19:29
#28
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Germany zeolikk 
wtf now hes open to offers but he declined fnatic and nip in the past? what an idiot
2018-09-14 19:29
#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
HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA
2018-09-14 19:39
#31
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
XDDD
2018-09-14 19:29
-Draken +twist Remove that scumbag from fnatic please.
2018-09-14 19:29
+1
2018-09-14 21:49
-1 wasted spot
2018-09-14 19:29
#34
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Germany EURONICS 
we will sign him
2018-09-14 19:29
kolor > twist
2018-09-14 23:16
#157
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Germany EURONICS 
we will listen to you :)
2018-09-14 23:19
#35
KRIMZ | 
Sweden FnerZy 
To NiP or Fnatic is the question. Or is it too late now?
2018-09-14 19:29
Hope so, he doesnt deserve either teams
2018-09-14 19:30
#36
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic pr0kda 
2018-09-14 19:29
you made him do it
2018-09-14 19:31
nt prokda
2018-09-14 23:16
#206
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
gj prokda
2018-09-15 12:18
ez for fnatic
2018-09-14 19:29
#42
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Slovakia sanjuro 
twist to faze
2018-09-14 19:29
Rip RR
2018-09-14 19:30
#45
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Brazil LukeCS 
"he's loyal to Red Reserve" - JW, 2018
2018-09-14 19:30
#58
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United Kingdom Hamshanks 
"Benched" Red Reserve 2018
2018-09-14 19:31
#105
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Mongolia Monglulz 
UK brain lmao. Benched cos he want to.
2018-09-14 19:58
#106
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United Kingdom Hamshanks 
Says who?
2018-09-14 20:07
#107
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Mongolia Monglulz 
just read his twitter.
2018-09-14 20:08
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
#148
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Mongolia Monglulz 
salty Fnatic fans lol. i feel u got rejected by him lol.
2018-09-14 22:41
???? wtf ?????
2018-09-14 23:44
fnatic or we riot
2018-09-14 19:30
#49
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United States Trump2020KAG 
can he speak Russian? If so join ENCE.
2018-09-14 19:30
#180
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Switzerland Alzameister 
NA brain
2018-09-15 07:31
#201
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Typical no common sense European Nerds only book smart
2018-09-15 12:10
#212
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Switzerland Alzameister 
obviously a finnish team speaks russian and not finnish lmao
2018-09-15 19:43
#215
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United States Trump2020KAG 
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
#52
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Brazil rageMASTERBR 
Probally hes been link with fnatic JW recent comments. Draken good bye
2018-09-14 19:31
+1
2018-09-14 19:34
#53
trace | 
Sweden WALLEXZ 
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
#63
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Other Iockerboy 
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
Well, let see how Fnatic and NiP do this Major. If they go out early, they want twist again.
2018-09-14 19:43
#57
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Guatemala unb11 
-Draken -Xizt Golden JW flusha KRIMZ twist why not ?
2018-09-14 19:31
#171
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
cuz golden and twist sucks
2018-09-15 02:34
#177
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Guatemala unb11 
They actually better than Xizt as igl and inconsistrnt draken tier 3 awper
2018-09-15 03:39
#205
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
would be amazing
2018-09-15 12:17
#59
f0rest | 
Sweden aN0x- 
-xizt +twist prbly
2018-09-14 19:32
#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
#147
f0rest | 
Sweden aN0x- 
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
to the dumpster cuz he denied both nip and fnc.
2018-09-14 19:39
#181
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Switzerland Alzameister 
+1
2018-09-15 07:32
WTF
2018-09-14 19:32
#64
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
RR dumb af
2018-09-14 19:33
#66
Summer | 
China ezpz95 
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
#108
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2018-09-14 20:12
i hope so
2018-09-15 11:24
#69
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Macau Bent0 
Please fnatic get him Twist will rekt draken in awp , ak, pistol 8/10 timesssss
2018-09-14 19:34
#70
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Finland zehNN 
bench best player maybe fnatic or nip will pick up twist finally
2018-09-14 19:35
#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
-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
#182
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Switzerland Alzameister 
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
+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
#86
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
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
#92
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Europe XKorwinX 
-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
yes
2018-09-15 11:25
#97
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Sweden 220651 
nip pls
2018-09-14 19:47
#98
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Poland b7ack0ut 
Disband
2018-09-14 19:48
#101
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France NBKappaaa 
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
#103
NAF | 
Poland xOwcA 
C9 inc
2018-09-14 19:55
Benching best player in the team..
2018-09-14 19:59
I believe he left on his own to join his friends like he always do
2018-09-15 02:12
I believe that you believe you know what you are talking about when you absolutely do not.
2018-09-15 15:45
pbs.twimg.com/media/DnFyMeYXoAMHYnL.jpg:.. I have a reason to believe ;)
2018-09-15 16:16
WHAT? He is playing faceit with people?? How can this be.. Im super shocked at this revelation.
2018-09-16 01:31
#170
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
they dont bench brollan
2018-09-15 02:33
-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
#118
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Thailand ThaiboyGoon 
nip twist???
2018-09-14 20:44
#119
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Sweden xodec 
-GeT_RiGhT +twist
2018-09-14 20:57
no.
2018-09-14 21:40
#120
hns | 
African Union de_lite 
hate to break it to you RR but your other 4 players are ass
2018-09-14 21:06
#121
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Europe ScineLy1 
-draken +twist -xizt +olof , after major :)
2018-09-14 21:06
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
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
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
+1
2018-09-15 12:15
#204
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
olof would make fnatic great again. Xizt is trash
2018-09-15 12:15
to c9
2018-09-14 21:15
#138
somebody | 
Ethiopia 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
Ooooohhh burn !
2018-09-14 21:23
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
#135
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India bozzmob 
Not even in dreams. Wtf are you talking about?
2018-09-14 21:42
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
they will take byali and chrisj its main awper not twist lmao
2018-09-14 22:51
#169
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
byali hhahahahahah
2018-09-15 02:32
Just wait for FaZe to ask for his price tag if they go out 0-3
2018-09-14 21:29
omg now i go bed and cry my fav player
2018-09-14 21:33
>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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Asia 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
#168
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
hahha why twist is shit lul
2018-09-15 02:32
#145
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Sweden extol88 
Since the idiot declined both Nip and Fnatic before he dosent deserve either teams..
2018-09-14 22:22
He just doesnt want to waste his time in hopeless NiP.
2018-09-15 09:59
no he us just loyal to friends
2018-09-15 11:27
#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
#202
Kvik | 
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
Hahaha +1
2018-09-15 01:12
#165
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Spain akproxx 
Rip draken lmaooo hahaha nice karma
2018-09-15 02:10
#167
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Stop overrating him lmao he has only 1.12 rating vs tier 3 teams and people think he will join fnatic yes ofc ahhahaha
2018-09-15 02:36
Fnatic is tier 5 best Of course twist will join Fnatic is a joke in 2018
2018-09-15 10:33
#207
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
joke in 2018? 2 titles probably third best team after astralis and navi lol
2018-09-15 13:00
stopped reading at ''probably third best team after astralis and navi ''
2018-09-15 19:44
#222
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
tell me 3 better teams in 2018 i will wait
2018-09-19 16:31
-Dennis +twist
2018-09-15 02:35
#173
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
-good player +average awper nice idea
2018-09-15 02:36
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
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
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 Xpicyy 
fnatic twist
2018-09-15 09:52
#193
JW | 
India Milind1234 
-flusha is what I want to see very inconsistent
2018-09-15 10:01
Draken will replace him, 100%
2018-09-15 11:35
#210
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Australia weapon_ 
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
#211
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Australia weapon_ 
-rez +twist
2018-09-15 16:53
After major -get_right (retire) +twist?
2018-09-15 19:45
#217
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Hong Kong DIshsoap_OW 
-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
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Turkmenistan almighty_so 
+ JW or some young talented player
2018-09-22 14:56
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