bladE joins Movistar Riders as coach

Movistar Riders have announced that Galder "bladE" Barcena has joined their CS:GO team as head coach.

The 31-year-old takes up coaching after playing for several Spanish top teams throughout his career, including OverGaming, k1ck and x6tence.

bladE appointed as Movistar Riders coach

He becomes the first addition to Movistar Riders since the Spanish organisation revamped their squad with the signing of four new players, two of them, Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas and Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran, of international pedigree.

"We want to win everything in Spain and consolidate ourselves as one of the best teams internationally," bladE said in a statement.

"I hope we will be able to achieve all our goals, and for that there will be no lack of effort or excitement from us."

Movistar Riders, who a currently ranked 67th in the world, will play their first official match of the year on January 22, against Valiance in ESEA MDL. In two months' time, the Spanish team will be taking part in the WESG World Finals, for which they qualified via the Central Europe & Iberia qualifier, beating Slovakia in the final.

With bladE's addition, Movistar Riders have:

Spain Alejandro "mopoz" Fernández-Quejo Cano
Spain Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas
Spain Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran
Spain Aitor "SOKER" Fernández
Spain Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet

Spain Galder "bladE" Barcena (coach)

Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Spain Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
427
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
270
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Spain Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
172
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Spain Aitor 'SOKER' Fernández
Aitor 'SOKER' Fernández
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Good luck men!
2019-01-17 14:44
#18
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World _EpiC_ 
how many blades there are in cs:go scene? geez guys have more creativity
2019-01-17 14:46
#20
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Spain JustNo 
Who?
2019-01-17 14:46
important news as always. thanks HLTV!
2019-01-17 14:49
#43
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Spain JustNo 
Spain's scene LMAO
2019-01-17 14:50
#77
s1mple | 
Russia foggy54 
B1ad3
2019-01-17 15:09
I thought it was him, thats why I clicked... Fml
2019-01-17 20:45
> cs players > creativity
2019-01-17 15:43
F5
2019-01-17 14:53
jonathan e > bladE
2019-01-17 15:28
#2
YEKINDAR | 
Russia k3ron 
gz Andrey!
2019-01-17 14:44
#35
 | 
Finland Faust_fSt 
+1
2019-01-17 14:48
agreed
2019-01-17 15:08
#79
s1mple | 
Russia foggy54 
nice move by him !
2019-01-17 15:09
#93
 | 
Turkey mikycsgo 
+1
2019-01-17 15:15
Kappa
2019-01-17 15:42
Kek.
2019-01-17 15:47
#3
 | 
Australia Australis 
nice
2019-01-17 14:44
#4
 | 
India grinchxd 
didn’t ask
2019-01-17 14:45
grats!
2019-01-17 14:45
#6
 | 
Spain T0rt1 
Who?
2019-01-17 14:45
Wow
2019-01-17 14:45
#8
 | 
Australia Amazon_Alexa 
Easy, good luck.
2019-01-17 14:45
Wrong blade
2019-01-17 14:45
+1
2019-01-17 15:08
#101
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Germany Dayjay 
+1
2019-01-17 15:30
fake blade with fake slow rounds
2019-01-17 15:57
#129
Laz | 
Slovakia TatKo 
+1
2019-01-17 16:33
+1
2019-01-18 04:02
who
2019-01-17 14:45
Good luck!!!! Have a nice day: keep_SOKER_ffs
2019-01-17 14:45
#76
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Spain Pollete 
lol
2019-01-17 15:08
Unluko maluko Have a nice day: keep_SOKER_ffs
2019-01-17 15:10
+1
2019-01-17 15:12
rofl
2019-01-17 20:54
#12
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United States IFisico 
fake blade
2019-01-17 14:45
who?
2019-01-17 14:45
wtf gambit still have chances for major
2019-01-17 14:45
#22
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Macau FAZE_DISBAND 
baited by hltv
2019-01-17 14:46
they are learning from he users
2019-01-17 15:08
who? sorry, idk
2019-01-17 14:45
#86
s1mple | 
Russia foggy54 
seems like B1ad3, former Flipside member and Gambit coach joined some Spanish team...
2019-01-17 15:11
didnt know he speaks spanish?
2019-01-17 15:14
lol, really? okay ty ruski friend!
2019-01-17 15:25
#108
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Other DiploxOP 
No dude, bladE its an spanish player that was playing in Dragongs and now has retired for coaching Riders
2019-01-17 15:40
U WOT??? :O
2019-01-17 14:45
#17
shox | 
Latvia kebab_b 
Pog
2019-01-17 14:45
#19
 | 
Serbia FaZe_huNter 
Hype
2019-01-17 14:46
#21
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Welcome!!! #SomosMovistarRiders
2019-01-17 14:46
#139
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Spain GamerGuillem 
Ahí estamos ostia viva riders
2019-01-17 19:04
#23
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India RrOuTe_FoRcEe 
I got baited.. gah
2019-01-17 14:46
#24
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Russia m8ms 
nice b8 hltv
2019-01-17 14:46
#25
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Russia chexov 
Rip Gambit Blad3 WHYYYYY
2019-01-17 14:46
#27
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Spain iamF1XEN 
GL !!! Good year to grow as a team Leeets goo
2019-01-17 14:50
HLTV baiting the new meta
2019-01-17 14:47
#30
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Turkey tastemycobra 
flipsid3 riders
2019-01-17 14:47
#31
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Portugal Xa0c200 
Who cares
2019-01-17 14:47
#32
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Hungary StraYzie 
clickbait
2019-01-17 14:47
Spanish scene lul
2019-01-17 14:48
ohh THAT blade
2019-01-17 14:48
ALEX left vitality for this?
2019-01-17 14:49
#60
YEKINDAR | 
Russia k3ron 
LUL
2019-01-17 14:53
#40
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Denmark Zorrondo 
SPAIN OMEGALUL
2019-01-17 14:49
I feel bad for mixwell.
2019-01-17 14:49
#100
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Spain VIKTORAL 
smurfing
2019-01-17 15:30
+1
2019-01-19 04:45
#44
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Finland Tusku 
gl my spannish friends!
2019-01-17 14:50
#45
Zeus | 
Ukraine One1ove 
I don't see Andrei in that roster wtf
2019-01-17 14:50
0/8
2019-01-17 14:50
#48
XELLOW | 
Romania AaLaSt 
Valliance will kick shit out of them!
2019-01-17 14:51
#62
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Spain 7VultuR 
ahahah
2019-01-17 14:54
Oof, i thought it was blade, the other one
2019-01-17 14:51
#51
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United States tranmamba 
ez for flipside blad3
2019-01-17 14:52
rip gambit coach
2019-01-17 14:52
#56
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Brazil davidS_ 
Wasn't him gambit's coach??
2019-01-17 14:52
#58
CeRq | 
Spain kroosw0w 
8/8 nice bait
2019-01-17 14:53
#59
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
blad3 alter ego
2019-01-17 14:53
fake b1ad3
2019-01-17 14:57
#65
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Russia Scorceze 
RIP Gambit
2019-01-17 14:57
#67
Twistzz | 
Russia Roneee 
Wtf blade? Yeah, you lose 1 map to syman but still has chances on major
2019-01-17 15:01
8/8 bait hltv got b8ed
2019-01-17 15:02
omg the real blade? superstar of flipside? OMGOMOGMGOMG
2019-01-17 15:06
#71
hye | 
Russia sosi 
from gambit to this LMAO
2019-01-17 15:07
+1
2019-01-17 15:09
is not that BladE retard
2019-01-17 21:20
I aren't know what joke is
2019-01-18 04:04
i aren't know what english is
2019-01-19 03:07
I didn't know this details
2019-01-19 03:12
#74
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Russia fan_of_n0rth 
nice fake
2019-01-17 15:08
I just thought it was the ukrainian blade worst player to ever play cs
2019-01-17 15:10
b1ad3? gambit is still better imo
2019-01-17 15:10
#90
 | 
United States ph3n0m3n 
HLTV jebaiting
2019-01-17 15:14
#94
Aleksib | 
Finland vadeb 
LMAO movie star planet coach :DDD
2019-01-17 15:22
lul gambit> moviestar riders
2019-01-17 15:24
fake blad3
2019-01-17 15:26
#98
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Poland camarpl 
wtf thats not blade damn clickbaits
2019-01-17 15:27
#102
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Spain VIKTORAL 
finally now with old legend b1ad3 we can win major ez 2nd major of 2k19
2019-01-17 15:31
coaching two teams same time is it allowed? hm valve?
2019-01-17 15:33
ez 4 real blade
2019-01-17 15:35
#105
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France p2l 
my MM nova 3 team got a new DMG coach, it should be on hltv too
2019-01-17 15:37
#124
 | 
Spain dabehx 
Riders won against ldlc couple of months ago what r u talking about dumbass
2019-01-17 16:04
#132
 | 
France p2l 
and what did they achieve to get this hltv news ? Any good performance in a tier 3 lan ? No
2019-01-17 16:48
#138
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Spain Playcalixto 
Relax a little.. At the end of the day It is not NA CS we're talking about
2019-01-17 18:43
#106
 | 
Portugal capt 
Ain't going to Win Giants
2019-01-17 15:39
#157
 | 
Europe UnlukoMaluko 
do you meen Giants who lost against 16yo Plopski and his mix?
2019-01-19 17:04
Who?
2019-01-17 15:39
#109
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World bigb1rd 
I'd actually like to see this team succeed and at least get into a solid top 20 spot. Mixwell is a great player and the rest seem decent. Iberian teams have always failed a bit previously despite having had quite a few good players over the years.
2019-01-17 15:40
fake BLADE!!
2019-01-17 15:41
"and consolidate ourselves as one of the best teams internationally" LUL also expected the other blade
2019-01-17 15:43
who
2019-01-17 15:44
#115
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Kazakhstan PaBuJIb 
budget b1ad3
2019-01-17 15:45
#116
 | 
Spain mavericko19 
seeing his social media... EXPECTED
2019-01-17 15:45
#117
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
expected GLHF
2019-01-17 15:46
oh shit i think b1ad3
2019-01-17 15:47
lidl blade XD
2019-01-17 15:50
#121
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Spain Dabit 
This is the year for Riders!!
2019-01-17 15:53
#122
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France cedd 
mixwell and iowel wasting their talent :/ sad to see
2019-01-17 15:54
budget blade and well miswell career over
2019-01-17 16:05
#126
Nast1a | 
Czech Republic teguP 
wrong blade
2019-01-17 16:22
#127
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
Jebaited
2019-01-17 16:25
who
2019-01-17 16:32
#130
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Myanmar xdcc 
Who?? The only reason this gets so much traction is because of his name.
2019-01-17 16:34
who? "spanish super team" OMEGALUL
2019-01-17 16:48
where is the arg superteam? Okay ur best player JonyBot came to Spain and yes, u sucks hahahaaha. Panchitos not welcomed
2019-01-17 21:21
hhahahaha +1
2019-01-18 00:05
#133
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Croatia Netkov 
Cool. Who is he again?
2019-01-17 17:14
#134
Russia MH- 
gj Blad3
2019-01-17 17:40
#135
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Argentina Fa7e07 
budget blade
2019-01-17 17:56
#136
 | 
India INDIANGUY 
Different blade don't panic
2019-01-17 18:03
#137
 | 
Germany PeKay 
nice bait
2019-01-17 18:39
Who
2019-01-17 19:58
#141
ALEX | 
Spain ezivnisi 
cmon movistar alexito sexiest and best player eu btw
2019-01-17 20:09
#142
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Hungary Shiron212 
who?
2019-01-17 20:34
#144
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Spain BlaNcoW 
GO RIDERS!!!!
2019-01-17 20:48
is not the 1st addition to the team, pulgago as csgo analyst few months ago was an interesting movement, old CSSource player with more than 10k hours in csgo. Also he was coaching for few months while the team was looking for an exclusive coach, blade now.
2019-01-18 00:33
#150
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United Kingdom tr4c 
Drain gang
2019-01-18 01:35
#153
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
I got baited 8/8
2019-01-18 18:10
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