s0m to stand in for Swole Patrol in IEM Sydney qualifier; fRoD to try out as coach

Sam "s0m" Oh has been added to Swole Patrol's roster for the IEM Sydney qualifier, while Danny "fRoD" Montaner will join the team as coach on a trial basis.

s0m, who played the Americas Minor closed qualifier with Swole Patrol, has been added to the roster and will be a stand-in for the team's run in the IEM Sydney qualifier as the team rebuilds after it lost its core late last year and earlier this month.

s0m will stand in for Swole Patrol once again

Dust.2us also revealed that the newest arrival to the team after Victor "food" Wong and Anthony "vanity" Malaspina joined at the beginning of the year is that of fRoD, the former compLexity and Evil Geniuses player, who is going to try out as the team's coach.

This will mark the former 1.6 star's return to the game, albeit in a new role, since he tried to make a comeback as a player with compLexity in early 2016.

Swole Patrol's lineup for the IEM Sydney qualifier will therefore be:

United States Braxton "swag" Pierce
United States Victor "food" Wong
Mexico Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado
United States Anthony "vanity" Malaspina
United States Sam "s0m" Oh (Stand-in)

United States Danny "fRoD" Montaner (Coach/Trial)

United States Victor 'food' Wong
Victor 'food' Wong
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
377
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.15
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
350
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
233
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
good luck!
2019-01-28 16:24
som is great!
2019-01-28 16:24
pls stop answering my comments with single letters, thank you.
2019-01-28 16:25
#19
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Brazil NeymarJunior 
no freakazoid no major
2019-01-28 16:27
Yea, the good old IEM Sydney major
2019-01-28 16:28
#24
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Spain N0Love 
No major anyway since swag is playing
2019-01-28 16:29
All hail the king: fRoD vs 4Kings: youtube.com/watch?v=Q_HMeWEepVA
2019-01-28 22:36
ez for yougnsters like brollan, sergej and zywoo
2019-01-29 08:00
#139
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Malta SS_ArT 
+1 Got a lot of respect for those guys! :-D
2019-01-29 11:09
Y
2019-01-28 18:08
u blind or something?
2019-01-28 22:10
E
2019-01-29 00:37
Awesome player
2019-01-28 20:44
this is great.
2019-01-29 07:59
but imo hes overrated af
2019-01-28 16:24
He's actually young super talent with huge potential
2019-01-28 16:26
#60
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Brazil d1rk 
+1
2019-01-28 17:14
Only EU young talents actually go on to do stuff, kids like s0m just play Tier 5 tournaments and are stuck in FPL/Streaming forever For exmaple Brollan with fnatic currently and Frozen when he played (stood?) for Liquid
2019-01-28 17:14
The only example of a young NA talent succeeding would be Stewie
2019-01-28 17:41
#78
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United States flyflit 
nahtE, twistzz?
2019-01-28 17:57
EliGE was 17 when he joined team liquid. Twitzz also is young and doing really well.
2019-01-28 18:00
18/19 year old talent is different than s0m being 16 and being on the rise in FPL at 15...
2019-01-28 18:24
nahtE Twistzz Naf Tarik Auti Elige Nitro You good bro?
2019-01-28 18:29
Don’t forget turok and autimatic 😎 major winners😎
2019-01-28 21:39
#116
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United States kwnl 
they are literally there
2019-01-28 23:12
s0m Swole af
2019-01-28 16:32
#50
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Sweden Unluko 
F5 LOL
2019-01-28 16:58
Merkel Did Xantares joining BIG
2019-01-28 17:45
+1 now this is epic
2019-01-29 07:58
Gl
2019-01-28 16:24
Gl
2019-01-28 16:24
#6
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
S0mathan Kreygasm
2019-01-28 16:25
frod aka not a fraud
2019-01-28 16:25
#9
MICHU | 
Argentina PACHOTO 
Expected
2019-01-28 16:25
Fr0d is back PogChamp
2019-01-28 16:25
#51
 | 
Dominican Republic Okieant33 
POGGERS and COGGERS
2019-01-28 17:00
As a coach wtf I'm disappointed
2019-01-28 18:22
Good player, but imo too much tryharding and boring asf
2019-01-28 16:25
who
2019-01-28 16:26
lol
2019-01-28 16:26
Swole still exist ?
2019-01-28 16:26
#16
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Fr0d is back!
2019-01-28 16:26
s0mathan?
2019-01-28 16:26
Swag and s0m in the same team lul
2019-01-28 16:27
Overrated
2019-01-28 16:28
gl s0m and sfag. FROD POG XD
2019-01-28 16:28
does s0m play for any team before?
2019-01-28 16:30
#33
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Portugal RKO23 
no, he only streams for col.
2019-01-28 16:39
Hltv org - stats - search by player - matches
2019-01-29 11:38
change name to just patrol
2019-01-28 16:31
It's "Dust2.us". Get the link text right. :) Also I thought ESL Pro League / MDL had age limits. Is that not a thing anymore. If so good. Just wondering.
2019-01-28 16:36
They do, 16.
2019-01-29 05:11
#30
sh1ro | 
Canada juspeK 
animeb0y lalala
2019-01-28 16:35
#31
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Other Onizuka_go 
good chance for him to get experince
2019-01-28 16:37
Is he Asian?
2019-01-28 16:37
WHO and WHO????
2019-01-28 16:41
#109
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Morocco dest- 
hmmmm
2019-01-28 20:50
newfag who don't knows frod lul
2019-01-29 01:36
Who cares about tier 5 NA CS
2019-01-29 15:39
#36
 | 
Europe gayzera 
not cool
2019-01-28 16:42
#37
Romania jDT 
frod...nice to see him again:)
2019-01-28 16:43
Not So Swole Patrol
2019-01-28 16:43
AWEs0m!
2019-01-28 16:44
#40
 | 
United States HLTV_Jew 
Swole Patrol easy win
2019-01-28 16:45
#41
 | 
Germany NiceC 
fRoD ?! Holy Shit the fucking Legend :O
2019-01-28 16:45
#42
b4rtiN | 
Brazil DAlves 
s0m... lul
2019-01-28 16:47
#43
 | 
Norway Trombass 
fRoD POGGERS.. DAMN that was unexpected. AWP god
2019-01-28 16:47
#44
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
another online hero aka cheater
2019-01-28 16:48
Oh my fRoD
2019-01-28 16:49
biggest onliner
2019-01-28 16:53
hp frog?
2019-01-28 16:53
Typical NA FPL line up.
2019-01-28 16:53
#49
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
"swole" patrol
2019-01-28 16:55
#52
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
fRoD yaaassss. NAs best 1.6 player ever
2019-01-28 17:01
Frod yay s0m nay
2019-01-28 17:02
#54
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
Why? He is actually noob
2019-01-28 17:03
#56
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Finland Vkims 
ez hype
2019-01-28 17:05
ez4IEMSydneywinner2k19 s0mcs
2019-01-28 17:03
s0m? LOL, poor guys...
2019-01-28 17:07
#58
United States ev_8 
frod saw rambo coaching and wasnt about to let that go
2019-01-28 17:11
Too bad fRoD makes far less sense than Rambo.
2019-01-28 18:55
#105
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France StickyRice 
Rambo is coaching a top 10 team, fRoD will be on trial for a top 50 team ...
2019-01-28 20:02
What I meant was the Rambo led teams a long time, which fRoD never did.
2019-01-29 00:12
#147
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
coaching is not really leading is it? coaching requires more knowledge of the game than anything. and i THINK danny has some
2019-01-29 14:04
I think you're right, and you're wrong. I think understanding the importance of team roles and shifts in dynamics/meta within the game itself are key components, and frankly fRoD has very little experience with this. I'm not saying he couldn't be decent, but I don't think it would be his strength.
2019-01-29 19:40
#158
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
I really don't think they would trust danny if he didn't show he knows vastly about at least the basics of today's coaching meta imo. sorry for my shitty english , i'm from Argentina and i'm rusty
2019-01-30 13:29
I mean, yeah, fair enough. I don't think ex-pros are bad as coaches, and certainly someone of fRoD's caliber are hard to come by. Also your English is good. Better than my Spanish by a wide margin!
2019-01-30 15:42
#164
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United States BGS 
One thing that cant be denied is that fr0d has been on the top and was on the top for a little bit. That experience can go a long way even if it takes him a little bit to catch up with new metas/different game from when he was on-top. In reality this is a perfect team for a first time coach like himself to go on trial for.
2019-02-01 02:18
overrated pug kid
2019-01-28 17:13
#141
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-01-29 11:47
budget stew
2019-01-28 17:18
#64
 | 
Austria gex0r 
the clairvoyant is back!
2019-01-28 17:20
who are som? :O
2019-01-28 17:33
#142
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Russia v0x1k 
where is som
2019-01-29 12:20
maybe you want to add when the qualifier starts next time
2019-01-28 17:34
#67
 | 
United States xiquo 
sadly this team is finished.
2019-01-28 17:39
#69
 | 
Netherlands itsm 
Oh my frod.. awp god
2019-01-28 17:43
They should change team name to 'Skinny patrol' otherwise it makes no sense
2019-01-28 17:46
#72
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African Union mikecool 
come get s0m!
2019-01-28 17:49
who?
2019-01-28 17:51
#74
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Austria ElGerda 
Looks like a team in na fpl match.
2019-01-28 17:52
#143
 | 
Russia v0x1k 
xD
2019-01-29 12:21
#75
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ohhh shit som on lan lol or god?
2019-01-28 17:52
s0m needs an org that will actually let him play. Dude has massive potential and could be a huge key to any NA tier 1 team
2019-01-28 17:54
#144
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Russia v0x1k 
i agree. Needs to get that team gameplay experience, he can only get better. swag fuckef hkmself by getting banndd otherwise he would be at a better level
2019-01-29 12:22
swole aint nothing without freakazoid
2019-01-28 17:54
Yeah idk about this team...
2019-01-28 18:02
#81
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Other delmaszm 
FROD THE FUCKING LEGEND
2019-01-28 18:06
#83
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Poland trancemeister 
fRoD= legend and monster with awp ! ;))) Good Luck! :))
2019-01-28 18:15
is that THE frod? wtf
2019-01-28 18:26
#87
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Swole Patrol isn't even swole anymore.
2019-01-28 18:28
#88
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Been waiting to bring this out youtu.be/Hz471N5bznY
2019-01-28 18:29
I still wonder what marketing guru didn't think this was a bad idea. "Let's make an ex-pro who's been out of the scene for years come back into a game he has little-to-no realistic experience in!" "BUT WAIT, WHAT IF THE TWIST WAS HE'D ACT SUPER ARROGANT TOO?!" "Fucking. GOLD." And then he played 50 maps and gave up as if that wasn't inevitable.
2019-01-28 19:03
#94
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
But the bills are due?!
2019-01-28 19:09
God dammit JLake you had 1 fucking job.
2019-01-28 19:34
#95
 | 
United Kingdom foolio 
Wow, I don't know what to say, I really want this to be satire but I know he's not capable.
2019-01-28 19:29
#150
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Sweden Nooneknows 
Ye, lost all respect i never had
2019-01-29 15:59
#151
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United Kingdom foolio 
He was a great player in 1.6 and source, but who plays cs dressed as a car salesman..
2019-01-29 16:19
#149
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Sweden Nooneknows 
Wtf did i just watch
2019-01-29 15:52
#90
NiKo | 
Iceland Numeritos 
ez for som cuz is online
2019-01-28 18:30
#92
OCEAN | 
United States thizzl 
Rip swole patrol if this looked like a good idea :(
2019-01-28 18:55
wow, hope fRoD does well for him ! He was a top 5 awp in 1.6 history for sure
2019-01-28 19:29
#159
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
in no order whatsoever frOd markeloff shaGuar Sunde dsn may be?
2019-01-30 13:32
Johnny R. ? Cogu ? Vilden ?
2019-01-30 19:27
#162
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
I only chose 5. I loved vilden and cogu was very good, but not as relevant to each scene compared to the top5 I chose
2019-01-31 13:16
I get your point, but your reply made me nostalgic so I continued :D
2019-02-01 18:10
#166
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
Jørgen was damn good too and indeed, it made me nostalgic too seeing danny's stepping up here
2019-02-02 00:02
Heh yeah, but I gotta say I`m a bit pissed off when people talk about markeloff , in the period when he rised to the top I was taking a break completely from the game & missed all his peek
2019-02-02 01:29
#168
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
he was a mixture of Griffin , hpx and Sunde i think
2019-02-02 01:31
Hopefully s0m and fRoD can prove themselves here. Swole Patrol is going to need some time to improve, especially after losing 2 of their core players.
2019-01-28 19:35
#99
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United Kingdom trtr098 
^People said the same thing to Stewie2K
2019-01-28 19:35
welcome back legend
2019-01-28 19:49
#101
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Poland bakusiell 
this guy is good, i wish him good luck
2019-01-28 19:51
#102
 | 
France StickyRice 
EZ for GoD fRoD
2019-01-28 19:54
#103
 | 
United States ryugarulz 
glad to see frod in the scene, hope he brings experience to these younger players
2019-01-28 19:59
#104
 | 
Denmark Alphamon 
fRoD awp god
2019-01-28 19:59
#106
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
fRoD? Seriously one of the biggest fucking 1.6 legends ever. Love that
2019-01-28 20:05
#107
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
Malaspina LULW
2019-01-28 20:11
#110
 | 
Morocco dest- 
what is frod doing in csgo? pls go back to deadpointsix
2019-01-28 20:50
#115
 | 
United Kingdom KainZ 
Swole patrol not very swole anymore LUL
2019-01-28 22:40
#145
 | 
Russia v0x1k 
it's now a meme
2019-01-29 12:23
why not pick 2 people that actually love the game? som doesnt understand the mass amounts of money in cs and wants to finish school. (when he can finish it later in 10 years) and frod is a has-been trying to scam people with crypto.
2019-01-29 00:04
#120
 | 
United States inflict 
Som already finished school
2019-01-29 01:16
F ROOOOOOD GOD
2019-01-29 01:58
#123
cyx | 
Europe jujin_Ss 
5/10
2019-01-29 02:03
#124
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
Swole patrol still a thing?
2019-01-29 02:21
#125
 | 
Argentina XaiDN 
NA FPL at his finnest
2019-01-29 02:25
o v e r r a t e d .
2019-01-29 02:26
overrated s0m, just like another stewie
2019-01-29 03:13
Ez 4 fRoD
2019-01-29 05:22
frod was an amazing awper in 1.6 but i bet he has no qualities as a coach
2019-01-29 05:59
#157
 | 
Canada Number1F1fan 
Lmao
2019-01-30 05:10
another team we don't care about, nice.
2019-01-29 08:01
Prodigy
2019-01-29 08:41
HP fRoG?
2019-01-29 10:32
#138
 | 
Poland DaVarrix 
o
2019-01-29 10:47
#DONTUNBANSWAG
2019-01-29 13:22
lol wtf
2019-01-29 17:18
#153
 | 
India mYth_ 
G0d s0m
2019-01-29 17:36
Where did freak go btw? I’ve been gone a min
2019-01-30 03:12
#156
 | 
Romania KrieppeN 
swag coached by fRoD... that's legendary!
2019-01-30 04:39
#163
chrisJ | 
Turkey OguzJ 
cheater goes pro lol
2019-01-31 19:03
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