MSL joins Rogue

After being benched in North earlier this month, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen has now signed with Rogue, the player has announced.

The 23-year old was moved to an inactive position as North replaced him with the former Rogue in-game leader Casper "cadiaN" Møller. The move came after a dissappointing exit in the New Challenger Stage of the FACEIT Major, which happened only days after the team had won DreamHack Masters Stockholm, where they beat prominent teams such as Natus Vincere and Danish rivals Astralis.

MSL's new AWPing role netted him the MVP medal at DreamHack Masters

In Rogue, MSL will take over as in-game leader from Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend, whom the team has had on board as caller ever since cadiaN's departure. The veteran Dane will help a currently struggling team, as Rogue are currently third from last with a 4-11 record in ESL Pro League and placed sixth in ECS with five victories in ten games.

With MSL coming into the roster, Rogue now fields the following lineup:

Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin
United States Hunter "SicK" Mims
United States Daniel "vice" Kim
Australia Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland

The 23-year-old’s first game with his new team will be later tonight, as Rogue play TeamOne in the quarter finals of the DreamHack Open Winter NA qualifier.

Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
LOL nice good luck in NA
2018-10-28 17:11
LMAO Will be kicked again
2018-10-28 17:12
#9
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
expected
2018-10-28 17:12
Nt div 4
2018-10-28 17:12
#35
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Germany AdiZen 
div 3?
2018-10-28 17:13
#39
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2018-10-28 17:13
#42
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Denmark Twick_ 
What am this
2018-10-28 17:14
#100
ELMO | 
Sweden herb 
gl MSL! <3
2018-10-28 17:40
#102
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
I am so jealous. He is so bad nowadays, but he keeps finding orgs that pay him good money to be bad.
2018-10-28 17:41
#112
ELMO | 
Sweden herb 
yea he was so bad at Dreamhack Stockholm he just won the whole tournament and even got the MvP
2018-10-28 17:50
#127
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
That's what I said.
2018-10-28 18:07
#183
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Denmark Xipingu 
Someone is bad at spotting sarcasm.
2018-10-29 06:30
#190
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Dat irony of your post doe.
2018-10-29 13:47
#192
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Denmark Xipingu 
That is not how this works lol
2018-10-29 15:55
#194
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
2018-10-29 16:49
#196
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Denmark Xipingu 
I am never wrong, sorry sir
2018-10-29 18:53
#101
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
- double -
2018-10-28 17:41
k
2018-10-28 17:13
#37
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Nt div 5
2018-10-28 17:13
why he was kicked first time?
2018-10-28 17:22
same reason as Karrigan - the team had different vision of game what caused bad results
2018-10-28 18:40
rogue did the best decision of their lives, trade an ok igl for one of the best igl.
2018-10-28 18:19
After rogue having bot krystal, MSL is safe for some time.
2018-10-28 19:28
#186
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Denmark Bagjo 
Troll..
2018-10-29 07:52
#6
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Afghanistan eXplosiv3 
Expected.
2018-10-28 17:11
#10
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
nt
2018-10-28 17:12
#18
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Sad that MSL is an upgrade over Krystal ahahaha
2018-10-28 17:12
#125
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Jk?
2018-10-28 18:00
#69
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Sweden Unluko 
LMAO
2018-10-28 17:23
#119
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Brazil davidzor 
It is just a showcase to him just like it was for cadiaN.
2018-10-28 17:58
"I took some time to consider my offers and in the end I went with my gut feeling. " so no one offered him a place except for rogue who was down a man xD
2018-10-28 18:18
#146
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Myanmar xdcc 
If I were to guess teams like imperial, heroic (if mertz not mad), sprout, maybe hellraisers, alternate attax made offers. NA has more $$$
2018-10-28 18:45
Unexpected for sure.. so FaZe will play with Karrigan for future i guess..
2018-10-28 18:40
niko is igl so they dont need msl
2018-10-28 22:35
That was 1 month ago , karrigan back to igling
2018-10-30 00:21
What? Lmao All these EU going to NA now
2018-10-28 17:12
I would say he is there to smurf, but then again, its MSL
2018-10-28 17:14
#54
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Sweden Dino1 
Same as LoL scene. TSM, c9, Echo Fox, Liquid.. there's where the big $ $ $ at
2018-10-28 17:16
Nah, something like the football players do towards the end of their carier, there just there for the $$
2018-10-28 17:59
#152
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Germany Cyasera 
The difference is that in LOL NA actually gets the best EU players while in CS... Well they get MSL, Golden, Dephh and a washed up Flusha.
2018-10-28 18:56
#179
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Indonesia segopecel 
Golden actually pretty good, he is able to reorganize c9 and they played better than they should be with the current lineup
2018-10-29 00:18
Dont you ever say that sh*t again about Señor Vac
2018-10-30 13:49
#131
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Lithuania disesion 
2x easier enemies 2x more cash
2018-10-28 18:14
#4
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Norway Phancy11 
Ahhahahahaha
2018-10-28 17:11
tier 293486354 team
2018-10-28 17:11
noob
2018-10-28 17:11
expected
2018-10-28 17:12
rip 1 of my fav teams
2018-10-28 17:12
#13
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Canada yuv1_ 
expected
2018-10-28 17:12
#15
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Estonia grigorj4n 
NA FLASH
2018-10-28 17:12
#16
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
rip msl faze
2018-10-28 17:12
#17
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
WTF
2018-10-28 17:12
#19
 | 
India |sKy| 
But....but....best awper.... better than device
2018-10-28 17:12
GOD MSL > savevice
2018-10-28 17:13
#149
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Myanmar xdcc 
MSL is best NA awper, cerq 2nd best NA awper
2018-10-28 18:53
#150
 | 
India |sKy| 
Meh.
2018-10-28 18:54
#20
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Hungary StraYzie 
LOL
2018-10-28 17:13
#21
matusik | 
Russia tyomaA 
wut
2018-10-28 17:13
#22
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
WAT
2018-10-28 17:13
#23
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Macau Bent0 
lol gl
2018-10-28 17:13
#24
 | 
Czech Republic maybe_banned 
who
2018-10-28 17:13
#53
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Denmark Twick_ 
MSL the Danish superstar who won 3 majors 2017
2018-10-28 17:16
#159
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Czech Republic maybe_banned 
i see, t hanks i wasnt around in 2017, so i didnt know
2018-10-28 19:24
#160
 | 
Denmark Twick_ 
It was crazy, they had 3 majors with 2.000.000 dollar price pool
2018-10-28 19:25
#25
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Europe artilele 
E X P E C T E D
2018-10-28 17:13
#26
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Panama Cyain10 
Rip career
2018-10-28 17:13
has he ever had it? xD
2018-10-28 17:14
#46
 | 
Panama Cyain10 
He won against astralis while everyone else was getting raped
2018-10-28 17:15
fluke but i respect him
2018-10-28 17:15
Beat them twice in BO3s Can't really be flukes
2018-10-28 17:27
#27
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
the ol' switcheroo
2018-10-28 17:13
#29
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Australia Australis 
X D
2018-10-28 17:13
gud news for him :) :)
2018-10-28 17:13
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2018-10-28 17:13
Actually like the decision from MSL. He gets paid and gets to (hopefully) prove his worth as an IGL.
2018-10-28 17:13
LUL
2018-10-28 17:13
#34
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
How the fuck do you downgrade from Cadian
2018-10-28 17:13
Rickeh>Cadian as an awper MSL>Cadian as an IGL
2018-10-28 17:27
#38
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Sweden Dino1 
Damn... its so hard to belive that MSL is just 23yo. I can't belive his younger than me when based on his looks he could literally be my dad lol
2018-10-28 17:13
#55
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
+1
2018-10-28 17:16
#84
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Vietnam rollofocker 
pictures are deceptive. welcome to the real world.
2018-10-28 17:32
#85
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Sweden Dino1 
Hair loss at the age of 23 is not though.
2018-10-28 17:32
#92
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Vietnam rollofocker 
it's just a little sooner than normal. around 25-27 your genetic makeup of your adult comes to fruition. we all just grow up in a delayed adulthood manchild world that we think he's balding at a young age. biologically he's entering the prime of his adulthood but socially he's just growing out of his childhood.
2018-10-28 17:35
#93
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Sweden Dino1 
Uhm.. okay. Doesn't change the fact that he looks older than he really is tho
2018-10-28 17:37
#97
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Vietnam rollofocker 
he looks like an adult. skin is far better indication of actual age. if msl would run in front of you you would tell he's just a young bald man.
2018-10-28 17:39
he looks like a dicksucker, lmao. Bald people don't have souls
2018-10-29 13:47
#122
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Brazil davidzor 
+1111
2018-10-28 17:59
#129
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Malaysia byaIi 
+1
2018-10-28 18:11
#40
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France France98123 
congrats, come back stronger
2018-10-28 17:14
#41
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Norway AndersBreivik 
RIP NORTH
2018-10-28 17:14
wOw bRo UnEXpEcTed
2018-10-28 17:14
shit irrelevant team gets another shit irrelevant player. dope.
2018-10-28 17:15
#48
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Poland KasPro 
oh boi...
2018-10-28 17:15
#49
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Turkey nopaznowin 
GOOD
2018-10-28 17:15
Wtfff msl is 23
2018-10-28 17:15
#52
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Latvia latvianguy 
That's a downgrade, even for MSL.
2018-10-28 17:16
rogue top1 hltv inc
2018-10-28 17:16
OMEGALUL
2018-10-28 17:16
GL to MSL
2018-10-28 17:16
#59
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
Feels bad for Krystal :/
2018-10-28 17:17
#60
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Finland Emvi 
Interesting, hope it works out
2018-10-28 17:17
#61
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Sweden meistr0 
GL m8
2018-10-28 17:18
#62
Canada ssau 
Msl and Cadian are pretty much on the same level. This is a reasonable trade off
2018-10-28 17:20
#83
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Vietnam rollofocker 
lol. msl vastly outranks cadian in terms of experience and tactical ability.
2018-10-28 17:31
+1
2018-10-28 17:42
#166
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
100% this this is a huge signing for rogue
2018-10-28 20:23
i'll have to agree with the experience part. he's accomplished way more. he just appears to be a close equal to cadians abilities.
2018-10-28 22:35
#63
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Netherlands @Deji 
LUL. Tier 3 that's where he belongs
2018-10-28 17:21
MSLUL
2018-10-28 17:21
#65
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Namibia banned_so 
MSL FOR CADIAN XAAXXAXAXAXAA
2018-10-28 17:22
wtf he's 23yo, lol
2018-10-28 17:22
Upgrade imo
2018-10-28 17:23
#70
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Sweden godname 
looks good
2018-10-28 17:23
boring
2018-10-28 17:24
#72
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Germany AYEONV 
kryschtal :(
2018-10-28 17:24
#135
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
he has no luck right now :( he should join a german team and lead them to a major, maybe attax, they arent doing too good right now with hunden. Or maybe tempostorm, they could need someone who can hold a team together, also +mirbit and ayken lul
2018-10-28 18:21
#188
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Germany AYEONV 
he could join panthers when they start to fall off and replace DuDe
2018-10-29 13:22
#193
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
he is playing for leftout in the minor open qualifier lul
2018-10-29 16:01
expected
2018-10-28 17:26
#77
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Poland DzonPrice 
another team unlikeable fuck
2018-10-28 17:30
#78
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Vietnam rollofocker 
legit this team got two times better by one signing.
2018-10-28 17:30
#79
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Norway Breivik 
#RoadToNA #RoadToFall
2018-10-28 17:30
#170
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Finland Smoonah 
-xseven +zehn plz
2018-10-28 22:00
MSL is 23 years old? WTF?
2018-10-28 17:30
#86
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Poland DzonPrice 
he looks like creepy 40 yo
2018-10-28 17:32
#124
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Brazil davidzor 
I'm actually shocked.
2018-10-28 17:59
#178
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Malta jazhet 
Not only u tbh
2018-10-28 23:34
apart of rogue
2018-10-28 17:30
#82
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Brazil cadik 
bad move bruh :((
2018-10-28 17:31
LOL
2018-10-28 17:34
#88
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Russia sneakyboy 
did they just traded igl's with north? ;D
2018-10-28 17:34
#89
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Sweden Trkmag 
such a downgrade for MSL
2018-10-28 17:34
Deserved for tier 3 player
2018-10-28 17:53
#90
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
best na awp
2018-10-28 17:35
North shouldn't have benched him.
2018-10-28 17:35
NA CS is dead. "I considered my offers" I swear to god if he turned down European teams, I'm killing myself
2018-10-28 17:38
Kkkkkkkk
2018-10-28 17:38
#96
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Denmark GUNzales 
GL MSL. Hope its the right spot for you.
2018-10-28 17:38
#98
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
XDDD
2018-10-28 17:39
#99
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Lithuania aels 
rogue top10
2018-10-28 17:39
lmao rip MSL
2018-10-28 17:42
#105
KRIMZ | 
Denmark Jarlen 
kICKSTAL
2018-10-28 17:43
Probably the worst Great Hair Ratio out of all teams in the world Future for them doesn't seem very bright
2018-10-28 17:46
Lol what a downgrade for rogue but good for msl
2018-10-28 17:47
WAIT A MINUTE MSL IS 23 YEARS OLD???? WHAAAT
2018-10-28 17:49
lul -cadian +msl north -msl +cadian.
2018-10-28 17:49
#110
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
GL in NA MVPSL!
2018-10-28 17:49
msl's igl style fits this team very well should be interesting to see how they play
2018-10-28 17:51
Bye krystal xdxdxdxdxd always kicked from teams
2018-10-28 17:53
#116
chelo | 
Brazil kinzee 
dead team
2018-10-28 17:55
#117
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Sweden Slappy :) 
feels krystal man
2018-10-28 17:56
#118
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
Gl GODSL
2018-10-28 17:57
might work out actually
2018-10-28 17:58
#121
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India nAgent 
WTF he's 23? Looks like 32 to me.
2018-10-28 17:58
#177
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Malta jazhet 
Looks like my grandpa, hes dead actually
2018-10-28 23:33
#126
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Israel VeRKK 
Big downgrade for MSL. But he could bring Sick to a new level, hes got good potential.
2018-10-28 18:06
#138
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
I USA they are hyppe to have i IGL from EU, he will bring good things in the game, he will be a Stare over there i USA, nice place to live, good money,
2018-10-28 18:34
#163
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Romania SkipLD 
English please?!?!
2018-10-28 19:48
#128
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Spain akproxx 
Poor msl
2018-10-28 18:07
#130
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Malaysia byaIi 
from cadiaN to MSL =D
2018-10-28 18:11
#153
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Myanmar xdcc 
MSL = Master of Science in Leadership best IGL world
2018-10-28 18:56
LUL
2018-10-28 18:18
hahjahahahhaahhaah7a
2018-10-28 18:33
#137
MSL | 
Russia SuflexZ 
gl, Messel <3
2018-10-28 18:33
#139
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
All the haters have nothing and are nothing in the csgo World, negative and loser kids
2018-10-28 18:36
Rip Rogue. He couldn't get a team with Valde and Kjaerbye winning
2018-10-28 18:37
oh baldy... is he going there as a igl or sniper? lulz
2018-10-28 18:39
#145
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Europe Mrfloppy 
LOL Rip rouge
2018-10-28 18:41
rogue will win vs astralis
2018-10-28 18:46
#154
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
they might never face off
2018-10-28 18:58
Aww another team, another disaster.
2018-10-28 18:51
#151
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
So many idiots comment here. I remenber when Zeus go to Gambit, everybody on hltv forum said the same shit as i saw here. Less than a year they won a Major. GL to MSL, Hiko and Ricke they deserve TITLES
2018-10-28 18:56
#155
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Brazil fuNNa 
what the hell MSL dude ...
2018-10-28 19:01
Expected
2018-10-28 19:10
#157
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Turkey darknight53 
What ? :/
2018-10-28 19:15
HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
2018-10-28 19:22
#162
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
NA salary > EU salary The only consideration that went through his head
2018-10-28 19:43
#164
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Lul
2018-10-28 19:51
MSL is 23?
2018-10-28 19:54
#167
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Denmark oskarsports 
Expected
2018-10-28 20:23
sick move
2018-10-28 20:48
#169
OCEAN | 
United States thizzl 
lmao
2018-10-28 21:32
#171
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Finland Smoonah 
kinda expected
2018-10-28 22:01
#174
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Norway M0LTEN 
OmegaLUL a bad MSL NA most overrated player Hiko a overrated SiCK a meh vice and a even more meh Rickeh
2018-10-28 23:14
Upgrade over Krystal at least. Why not try out some up and coming talent rather than washed up pros we know can't compete in tier 1 cs? Cs scene is so stale and boring.
2018-10-28 23:21
#176
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Malta jazhet 
RiP Rogue MSL is a trash
2018-10-28 23:32
nice. but no hair
2018-10-29 01:11
Good luck at NA
2018-10-29 03:49
#182
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Insane talent! Top frags every game! RIP to the rest of the NA teams!
2018-10-29 05:00
#184
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Denmark Xipingu 
GL, I guess. At least try to make Hiko a god again, give him his role back :(
2018-10-29 06:31
It`s a huge downgrade for him. Feelsbadman
2018-10-29 07:06
#187
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Asia ckd729v4 
Rogue is better than another NA team right now.
2018-10-29 09:45
why is Rickeh still in the team
2018-10-29 14:20
dead team just became deader xd
2018-10-29 18:10
#198
Maikelele | 
Ukraine i51 
gl Mathias, you are Great Captain.
2018-10-30 11:18
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