Kinguin bench reatz

Paweł "reatz" Jańczak has been moved to a backup position by Kinguin, Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas has confirmed to HLTV.org.

The move follows a series of disappointing results by the Polish team, who placed 7th-8th at cs_summit 3, Toyota Master Bangkok and SuperNova CS:GO Malta to enter 2019 outside the top 30 in the ranking - just three months after sitting in 16th place in the table.

The failure to qualify for the Europe Minor, which will be held in Katowice, proved to be the final straw for Kinguin, forcing the team to undergo their first line-up change since TaZ took the reins, in March.

reatz benched as Kinguin look to fine-tune their squad

In a statement, the Polish veteran explained that reatz, who averaged a 1.06 rating on LAN with Kinguin, did not fit in with the team's style of play, adding that he will not be rushed into making a decision on a replacement.

"The results that our team got last year were not what we were hoping for," TaZ told HLTV.org. "We had some good moments and some bad moments.

"Still, our target is to compete at the highest level, and we had to make a hard decision. We decided to bench Pawel and see if we can find a player that fits our team better.

"I believe that Reatz evolved in 2018 as a player and as a person, and I hope he will get the chance to prove his worth in the future.

"We will take time to find our new fifth player. Thank you guys for understanding and supporting us, and I hope that this year our fans will have more reasons to be happy!"

Kinguin currently only have one tournament lined up, the ESL Pro League Season 9, which will kick off in April. TaZ's troops qualified for the prestigious league after beating fellow Polish side Virtus.pro at the relegation tournament, held in Dallas.

With reatz's benching, Kinguin currently have:

Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Poland Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak
Poland Karol "rallen" Rodowicz
Poland Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski

Poland Paweł "reatz" Jańczak (benched)

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1401
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1297
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
good luck!
2019-01-08 17:47
#3
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Poland Jancz1 
fuck u i want to be 1
2019-01-08 17:47
good luck next time :D
2019-01-08 17:48
#14
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2019-01-08 17:48
#23
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
nt
2019-01-08 17:49
Ezscream
2019-01-08 17:47
you wish xD
2019-01-08 19:52
Maybe +morelz
2019-01-08 20:16
+innocent ofc
2019-01-08 20:24
#8
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-01-08 17:48
someone is salty because he is not first 😂
2019-01-08 17:48
#45
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Sweden Unluko 
xD
2019-01-08 17:51
#103
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Sweden Lil187 
Who gives a fuck about polish CS lol
2019-01-08 18:10
Who gives a damn about danish?
2019-01-08 20:20
#186
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Denmark AnchorCS 
Tbf everyone should considering the danish scene is dominating top30 and hold the no. 1 spot....
2019-01-08 21:14
#186
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Denmark AnchorCS 
Tbf everyone should considering the danish scene is dominating top30 and hold the no. 1 spot....
2019-01-08 21:14
By danish scene you mean Astra? I can see only one danish team at top5
2019-01-08 21:47
#198
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Denmark GUNzales 
but 4 teams in top30, and more incomming this year ;)
2019-01-08 22:17
If Danmark will have more than 4 teams in top30 this year am gon' recreate Columbine
2019-01-10 01:52
#222
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Denmark GUNzales 
We will... AstralEZ, North, Optic and Heroic. Tricked and ex-fragsters might join them, if they use the potential from their new lineups.
2019-01-10 15:21
TRICKED XD? North, Optic for sure. I can imagine fragsters coming up into top30 again, but tricked? Tricked is so fking overrated.. and also they got beat by Polish tier 999 x-kom omegalul
2019-01-10 16:41
Yea, but you should be considering that polish scene is the one that made magisk cry like a baby, long before danish scene was dominating anything. Pay respect and you will receive it back.
2019-01-08 23:14
#205
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Denmark AnchorCS 
how am i not paying respect? u know nothing about me, except that i pointed out that danish scene is very relevant atm. I still follow the polish scene but let's be honest it is not very relevant atm, most likely will be again in the future but not rn. Also what incident are you talking about with magisk? im just curious :)
2019-01-09 00:13
#206
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Indonesia segopecel 
I think he meant when magisk get benched at pgl major after defeated by vp
2019-01-09 00:44
#207
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Denmark AnchorCS 
ty :)
2019-01-09 00:47
#2
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Poland Jancz1 
1
2019-01-08 17:47
Next time
2019-01-08 17:48
#30
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Poland Jancz1 
so close
2019-01-08 17:49
Yea man i know that feeling been there and then one day i succeed ;)
2019-01-08 17:49
Mibr are fuck
2019-01-08 17:48
Ez
2019-01-08 17:47
#109
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
- reatz + Sobol Gl Sobol 🤗
2019-01-08 18:14
20 bucks says this is Neo out of nowhere.
2019-01-08 18:26
#133
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Why would they downgrade when they can get a potential star?
2019-01-08 18:32
That's why I said it's out of nowhere. Because there's going to be zero logic about it.
2019-01-08 18:37
#135
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Russia dimaCrazy 
+1
2019-01-08 18:35
#173
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Sweden AlexMekker 
Innocent will be 5th imo
2019-01-08 19:49
#220
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Korea ItsMeNow19 
Who is sobol retarded
2019-01-10 06:59
hmm
2019-01-08 17:48
#10
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Poland Stinar 
good luck sobol
2019-01-08 17:48
#11
 | 
United States Tyler_Durden 
why
2019-01-08 17:48
#13
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Cyprus twixK1ng 
Ez sobol or tudson
2019-01-08 17:48
or hades
2019-01-08 17:49
#54
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World Vidua 
Like they need another AWPer.
2019-01-08 17:54
Like yes Mouz setup
2019-01-08 17:55
#66
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World Vidua 
They already have 2 AWPers and 3rd guy could easily play it too. Having 4 AWPers is not good for anyone. Plus Sobol is so much better, not even looking at roles.
2019-01-08 17:56
Like yes Fnatic de_dust2 setup 4 awps
2019-01-08 17:58
It'll likely be innocent, he's a pretty decent all round player and has competed at higher levels than most polish players and I think TaZ will go looking for another experienced player. Either that or we see the return of papaBiceps.
2019-01-09 15:46
#28
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Lithuania yungz0r 
ROFL
2019-01-08 17:49
#15
kennyS | 
Hungary ERiKb09 
Okok
2019-01-08 17:48
yy
2019-01-08 17:48
xD
2019-01-08 17:48
Innocent+ ???
2019-01-08 17:48
#53
 | 
Czech Republic KLothbrok 
100% or NEO
2019-01-08 17:54
#76
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Finland J3bediah 
Neo washed up
2019-01-08 17:58
innocent
2019-01-08 18:37
#20
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
2019-01-08 17:48
#21
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Namibia wojteq__ 
Sobol or dycha is inc
2019-01-08 17:48
#22
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
so ez for tom322
2019-01-08 17:49
#24
 | 
Finland Jardeet 
Papabicep
2019-01-08 17:49
+1 Papa incoming
2019-01-08 18:30
#26
 | 
Lithuania yungz0r 
+innocent
2019-01-08 17:49
#27
 | 
Sweden TXSHIRX 
Unexpected
2019-01-08 17:49
gonna be neo ez
2019-01-08 17:49
#31
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
TL:DR Welcome Pashabiceps. ...please...
2019-01-08 17:49
#221
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
Pasha is a joke
2019-01-10 07:00
#32
EliGE | 
Poland VenomPL 
+sobol inc
2019-01-08 17:49
#33
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Germany Malodroit$ 
maybe +innocent
2019-01-08 17:49
DYCHA KINGUIN!
2019-01-08 17:49
Loooool benching their best player by a HUGE margin WTF POLISH LOGIC, NEVER QUESTION IT, EMBRACE IT AND LOVE IT LUUUUUUL
2019-01-08 17:49
#75
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Portugal xShadoWz 
rallen said hi :)
2019-01-08 17:58
rallen suck
2019-01-08 18:22
#140
 | 
Portugal xShadoWz 
you dont know what you´re saying
2019-01-08 18:40
His gamesense is worse than fking gold novas
2019-01-08 18:40
#145
 | 
Portugal xShadoWz 
for this i can understand that you dont know about cs
2019-01-08 18:41
10 lvl faceit and watched every big tournament from 2014 so propably better than ur,sadly now i have to study
2019-01-08 18:43
#147
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Portugal xShadoWz 
"sadly" yes is way better dont study and work on a shop man rallen is a fking beast
2019-01-08 18:45
He used to be good,now the competition is too high max tier 2 player and ye i want to work but after high school u can do shit tbh
2019-01-08 18:47
reatz >>>> random gold nova >>>>>>>>>>>>> ??? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> rallen
2019-01-08 18:34
true
2019-01-08 18:40
#143
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Portugal xShadoWz 
could you please write something that i can understand and not something like a 10yo boy
2019-01-08 18:41
UNLUKO MALUKO for 3rd worlder portuguese
2019-01-08 19:44
#195
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Portugal xShadoWz 
when you dont have arguments...call the other one 3rd worlder ez
2019-01-08 22:00
UNLUKO MALUKO
2019-01-08 22:00
#36
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Portugal buba46 
Innocent
2019-01-08 17:49
#38
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Poland jurekdudek 
GL saju
2019-01-08 17:49
Dont fuck with TaZ
2019-01-08 17:50
sobol or innocent
2019-01-08 17:50
#41
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Brazil SecondKS 
+innocent
2019-01-08 17:50
Sobol Kinguin confirmed
2019-01-08 17:50
Sobole already participate EU minor +hades or tudson
2019-01-08 17:50
#73
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Poland Spanksss 
Why would they pick up awper? They got minise, and kinguin dont go to eu minor, so sobol inc
2019-01-08 17:58
Bcs they are t3 team with no future
2019-01-08 17:59
#79
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Poland Spanksss 
Like 3/4 t3 teams lmao
2019-01-08 17:59
Yes No future for them Where is new tier2 teams which progress to tier1? We had Extatus,Fragsters,Ence,SS, Imperial which looked like they can play on stages but they cant progress.
2019-01-08 18:02
ENCE TOP 1 LUL
2019-01-08 18:11
They won Starladder vs t3 and some t2 teams. They show that they are potentially top10 team. Whats next?
2019-01-08 18:13
Nrg, rng perhaps in the future.
2019-01-08 18:15
-Pawel +Pawel
2019-01-08 17:51
#46
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Poland crouzzz 
RIP Kinguin, had good results but still changes. So brainless decision
2019-01-08 17:51
+1 minise was much less consistent
2019-01-08 17:56
#47
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South America IFK 
+pasha
2019-01-08 17:51
#48
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Hungary lemusz 
pasha or neo, neo or pasha? that is the question :D
2019-01-08 17:51
#57
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
innocent
2019-01-08 17:54
#67
 | 
Poland Spanksss 
Sobol
2019-01-08 17:57
#69
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Hungary lemusz 
who?
2019-01-08 17:57
Sobol
2019-01-08 18:05
#117
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Most likely it will be sobol
2019-01-08 18:16
#49
 | 
World Beard43 
hades incoming!
2019-01-08 17:52
#50
 | 
Poland thunder0313 
Gg typical toxic Polish team
2019-01-08 17:52
Not a KINGUIN'S fan anymore
2019-01-08 17:52
#52
PAGO | 
Poland Kimanerq 
:.................................................................,/ gl reatz
2019-01-08 17:54
Pasha!
2019-01-08 17:54
maybe +papito or bad relations with taz?
2019-01-08 17:54
good relations, propably sobol in
2019-01-08 18:09
u sure? as far as i know papa supported taz kick, so i really doubt they're in good relations
2019-01-08 18:15
yup they are still friends for sure, they played something like 15 years together in one team, some wards cant change this
2019-01-08 18:17
#130
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Brazil hugoooo 
Lol they played a bit less than 9 years, together, not 15. Neo and TaZ were the ones that almost reached that... They played together for 14 years if I'm not mistaken.
2019-01-08 18:28
pentagram g-shock? back to favela
2019-01-08 18:36
#211
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Brazil hugoooo 
Retard, pasha replaced luq in PGS in 2009, he wasn't together with neo and TaZ since 2004. What else I could expect from a fucking 1093839 ID profile...
2019-01-09 02:48
omg daddy hades?
2019-01-08 17:54
#59
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France FrighTyyy 
Big mistake
2019-01-08 17:55
#61
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Brazil Lamonk 
Give me the 13th.
2019-01-08 17:55
+snax
2019-01-08 17:56
#64
 | 
United States Novoselic 
innocent inbound?
2019-01-08 17:56
#65
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Poland Spanksss 
Ez sobol
2019-01-08 17:56
hello sobol
2019-01-08 17:57
#77
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Poland LiquidWater 
kicking their 2nd best player. RIP KINGUIN
2019-01-08 17:58
HAHAHAHHAHAAH NT
2019-01-08 18:03
#93
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Poland LiquidWater 
0/8 - fake flagger - bad bait attempt.
2019-01-08 18:08
??????? Guy panicks at least 5 times per every match, cant clutch well, hasnt got a spectacular aim either. What do you mean?
2019-01-08 19:11
rallen > minise > mouz = reatz > taz
2019-01-08 22:47
100% Sobol
2019-01-08 17:59
Seems like a joke lol Lets replace player on another player who got MVP on streamers cup.
2019-01-08 18:03
#91
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Poland Goodwhy 
Look at Sobol playing quali to major. He is cat. /close
2019-01-08 18:08
He is rat. I already saw how this guy always got right timing to kill somebody in back. Looks like he cheating .
2019-01-08 18:09
disbalance is cheating and he showed that cant even frag on lan against streamers
2019-01-08 18:10
Sobole is cheating. Cheating vs streamers do not show up on t3 scene
2019-01-08 18:11
lmao im quit now cya 25iq ruski
2019-01-08 18:15
Expected from no scene country
2019-01-08 18:19
u have only electronic LUL
2019-01-08 19:08
If you look in tier1 scene yes, and you have nobody
2019-01-08 19:13
we have vp in t1 which is full polish :)
2019-01-08 19:49
Joke spotted
2019-01-08 20:03
#213
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Denmark ghostan11 
Xd 0/8
2019-01-09 08:58
Sobol, Innocent or Dycha ? Time will tell.
2019-01-08 18:02
#85
oskar | 
Czech Republic apicek 
+ NEO
2019-01-08 18:04
Scream confirmed
2019-01-08 18:04
#87
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Pasha????
2019-01-08 18:04
+pasha or innocent
2019-01-08 18:05
#90
 | 
Spain Silber_ 
Neo or innocent
2019-01-08 18:06
#92
 | 
Russia anleet 
gl innocent
2019-01-08 18:08
Who?
2019-01-08 18:08
#96
 | 
Poland Goodwhy 
Innocent/Sobol/hades/neo
2019-01-08 18:09
Innocent not, he is overrated.. Sobie or dycha
2019-01-09 01:00
#97
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Poland SzymkOOO 
Sobol is coming
2019-01-08 18:09
What are the possibilities? 1. Sobol - polish talent 2. Dycha - banned on faceit 2 years ago 3. Innocent - playing for few international teams, but still won nothing. Does a player who shown that can't win tournaments would change anything in Kinguin? I don't think so. Sobol is the only choice here. He is the one of the best players in PPL and he has some experience now. Taz should give him a chance. faceitelo.net/player/Sobol__
2019-01-08 18:10
#100
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Germany Bestgerman69 
100% innocent
2019-01-08 18:10
+sobol inc
2019-01-08 18:10
Neo or Pasha are back Kappa
2019-01-08 18:11
#110
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Finland Vkims 
Lol no its sobol
2019-01-08 18:14
Good Luck in the future reatz !
2019-01-08 18:12
+scream and ez position in top10 lul
2019-01-08 18:14
Expected
2019-01-08 18:14
#115
 | 
Asia mocity123 
+innocent
2019-01-08 18:15
#126
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
no no, innocent in team with NEO
2019-01-08 18:25
#118
 | 
Russia M13f 
+sobol
2019-01-08 18:16
Neo and Taz to reunite again <3
2019-01-08 18:19
#159
NEO | 
Pakistan LeGiT^ 
+1
2019-01-08 19:14
+pasha
2019-01-08 18:22
Innocent incoming
2019-01-08 18:22
#125
 | 
Poland S1RO 
+Sobol/dycha 100%
2019-01-08 18:24
#127
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
more like +Sobol/Vegi. Dycha has problems with communicate in team
2019-01-08 18:26
#129
 | 
Poland PIWOSZ89 
EZ Sobol
2019-01-08 18:27
#131
 | 
Poland KasPro 
I’ll miss him
2019-01-08 18:28
GL Sobol
2019-01-08 18:37
#144
 | 
Sri Lanka kvezee 
ScreaM KINGUINNN
2019-01-08 18:41
GL KINGUIN SOBOL
2019-01-08 18:54
+innocent!!!
2019-01-08 18:59
whyyyy
2019-01-08 19:02
idk why. reatz > TaZ and = mouzinho. unlucky. Innocent or Sobol 5th ?
2019-01-08 19:02
#154
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Sweden Flukey 
Sobol incoming
2019-01-08 19:10
Sobol Will join faze after major
2019-01-08 19:12
+Pasha mark my words
2019-01-08 19:13
#160
NEO | 
Pakistan LeGiT^ 
+NEO So fukin obvious
2019-01-08 19:14
#184
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Poland misioneos 
sobol is already in kinguin
2019-01-08 21:13
#224
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France malekdog 
what?
2019-01-20 14:28
#225
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Poland misioneos 
or dycha, last rumour was about Dycha that he is already in Kinguin, but everything revolves around Sobol and Dycha
2019-01-20 14:49
They gonna add neo
2019-01-08 19:18
#162
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Reunion ramowarr 
he was best player in kinguin weird move
2019-01-08 19:19
#163
 | 
Belarus Glorin 
gl reatz
2019-01-08 19:26
#164
 | 
Iceland Arag0rn 
polak cs lmao
2019-01-08 19:26
nice iceland cs
2019-01-09 13:53
#165
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Reatz evolved so we gonna kick him lul
2019-01-08 19:27
F
2019-01-08 19:38
#167
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Norway just_sAvage 
- mouz +michu +snax
2019-01-08 19:40
0/8 bait
2019-01-08 21:16
ez for innocent
2019-01-08 19:43
uh lol
2019-01-08 19:43
"The results that our team got last year were not what we were hoping for," TaZ told HLTV.org what u expected? u wanted to win a major or what xDDDDD
2019-01-08 19:47
he think this trash teamates are going to carry him as Snax&Byali in VP
2019-01-08 20:08
#176
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Estonia csgoblackout 
+inoccent
2019-01-08 20:05
#179
 | 
United Kingdom Xradas185 
Inc pasha
2019-01-08 20:20
About time...
2019-01-08 21:08
Ez 4 innocent.
2019-01-08 21:12
''Still, our target is to compete at the highest level'' lul this is no longer vp and 2014, wake up and get back to reality taz
2019-01-08 21:14
#189
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Sweden extol88 
Pasha Inc!
2019-01-08 21:18
Expected
2019-01-08 21:22
deserved
2019-01-08 21:43
#192
NEO | 
Poland genjusz 
NEO is out of question as he won't move to Warsaw IMO.
2019-01-08 21:47
+xccurate
2019-01-08 21:52
innocent
2019-01-08 22:15
#199
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Denmark GUNzales 
+ pasha or innocent
2019-01-08 22:18
why would they get pasha? he already showed that hes dogshit when hes not awping, he probably also has a massive buy out
2019-01-08 22:46
sobol incomming :)
2019-01-08 23:56
#204
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Denmark minosss 
SOBOOOOOL
2019-01-08 23:58
+captainMo
2019-01-09 01:01
sobol or hades or tudson. cant wait to see who
2019-01-09 01:49
Pasha will join, screenshot this
2019-01-09 03:42
Why is taz still playing? Such a disappointment. Im sure he is.mocked at every family reunions fot being a "gamer" his age.
2019-01-09 11:35
#216
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Norway beastin 
I think maybe AGO are the reatz.
2019-01-09 14:36
WTF, stupid decision... He was a god
2019-01-09 14:38
OK
2019-01-20 14:51
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