smooya steps down from BIG; nex returns

Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield has stepped down from BIG's active roster following a mutual decision to part ways, with Johannes "⁠nex⁠" Maget set to return to the team.

In the announcement, smooya and BIG's Head of CS, Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić, explained the reason for the split, with differences in playstyles being among the core issues that led to the British player's departure.

The 19-year-old had been part of the active roster since April last year, most notably helping the team to a runners-up finish at ESL One Cologne in July and to reach Legends status at the FACEIT Major in September.

smooya's last event with BIG was the ELEAGUE Invitational

To complete the roster, BIG have brought back nex, who had been replaced by Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş in late December upon news that the 26-year-old would need to undergo wrist surgery and potentially a lengthy recovery process.

However, the organization has stated that although their long-time member is set to continue undergoing regular therapy, surgery was not necessary to treat his condition.

The team was prepared for circumstances like this to occur, as they listed nex as their coach/substitute for the upcoming IEM Katowice Major — where BIG will compete in the New Legends Stage from February 20 —, which makes him eligible to play with them in Poland, as it is allowed to make a one-time swap of a coach and a player at any point during the tournament.

"[...] it's not always easy if you are the only foreigner in a team. We had some different opinions on how to approach the game and team development and it turned out that his and the teams not align. I'm sure that he is a great addition to any top team and I personally and the whole BIG family wishes him all the best in his future endeavours," BIG's Head of CS, LEGIJA, said in a statement for the organization.

"I had a long think about not wanting to hold this team back, I think they already have an insane system that just needs a little bit more work and they will become a standout top five team in the world, but, sadly, I don't think I'll ever fit into this system simply because of playstyles. There is no bad blood between anybody in the team, I just think personally they would be better with another player to do my role, as I've never really had the MAIN AWP role since being here [...] I had different visions of the environment that would be here for me at BIG in-game," smooya added.

BIG now have:

Germany Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik
Germany Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz
Germany Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch
Turkey Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş
Germany Johannes "⁠nex⁠" Maget

Austria Alexander "⁠kakafu⁠" Szymanczyk (coach)

United Kingdom Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield (benched)

Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1219
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1301
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Austria Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany m16r_Bra71l
Poor guy, good luck further! Good decision by BIG, tabsen is the better awp anyways. Maybe XANTARES will learn german now? #MakeBigGermanAgain
2019-02-01 19:03
wtf
2019-02-01 19:02
9mfg
2019-02-01 19:02
LOL
2019-02-01 19:02
Xantares = modern german
2019-02-01 19:08
+11111111 GERMANY + TURKEY = <3 RESPECT TURKISH FRIENDS!!!!!!
2019-02-01 19:08
Özil
2019-02-02 08:44
I am a Turkish guy who was born in Germany that lives in Turkey now so.. Hell yeah Germany <3 Turkey
2019-02-02 10:18
+1
2019-02-02 11:25
mouz smooya? POGGERS
2019-02-01 19:08
#407
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Czech Republic PaYaB
why? oskar > smooya 4sure
2019-02-01 21:47
+1
2019-02-01 21:53
who said its oskar replace? ;-)
2019-02-02 00:48
then who? ChrisJ igl, STYKO support, ropz > smooya, suNny >> smooya
2019-02-02 01:43
This update is confusing. “Today we say goodbye to a teammate” then “Smooya benched”
2019-02-02 04:59
rip smoooo
2019-02-01 19:08
oooooooooooo
2019-02-01 19:19
oooooooooooooooo
2019-02-01 19:27
ooooooooooooooooms
2019-02-01 19:36
ooooooooooooooooms
2019-02-01 19:36
ooooooooooooooooms
2019-02-01 19:36
ooooooooooooooooms
2019-02-01 19:36
#262
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Finland SunMutsi
Yaaa
2019-02-01 19:37
+1
2019-02-01 23:56
#492
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North America J_Nasty
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2019-02-02 02:40
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2019-02-02 16:26
rrak
2019-02-03 11:03
Yeeeet
2019-02-01 20:09
Dont blast me..
2019-02-01 19:07
ez
2019-02-01 19:08
xD
2019-02-01 19:02
Good luck learning german
2019-02-01 19:04
He is turkish, it should not be a problem.
2019-02-01 19:05
German is a very easy language to learn tbh
2019-02-01 19:18
From my experience in school it isnt.
2019-02-01 19:22
neither is english apparently
2019-02-01 19:29
Hahahaha
2019-02-01 19:31
What are you talking about?????
2019-02-01 21:23
You completely humiliated that guy lul
2019-02-01 21:25
It depends on your Native language. For me, spanish and italian are easy to read, but German is a complete questionmark in my Head. For you most be the opposite.
2019-02-01 22:08
Thats right, its look hard language but when you try learn its pretty easy :)
2019-02-02 00:44
I wouldnt learn german voluntarily
2019-02-02 10:57
If that would make you out of the 3rd world, you would :)
2019-02-03 11:50
People here talking about, German and English. Have you ever tried Chinese and Japanese?!
2019-02-08 15:55
#133
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Poland Unluko
Rip :(
2019-02-01 19:09
#261
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Italy CESPU
lmao
2019-02-01 19:37
Keev to Bigg
2019-02-01 19:38
+1
2019-02-01 20:10
#355
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Brazil VinidoHS
RIP BIG
2019-02-01 20:23
#565
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Liberia LilWayne
+1
2019-02-04 14:43
NICE
2019-02-01 19:01
finally
2019-02-01 19:03
tf
2019-02-01 19:44
OMEGALUL
2019-02-01 19:03
uNEXpected
2019-02-01 20:36
oh nooo you didnt!>?=
2019-02-02 17:21
+1
2019-02-02 15:16
BYE BYE SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2019-02-01 19:01
FUCKK
2019-02-01 19:01
#5
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Turkey Slapdash
SMOOOOYAAAA
2019-02-01 19:01
#6
shox | 
Latvia kebab_b
xD
2019-02-01 19:01
Saaaalty ;>
2019-02-01 19:01
#8
 | 
Germany ConAction
wait wtf
2019-02-01 19:01
ez
2019-02-01 19:52
#9
mantuu | 
Europe R2D2s
XD
2019-02-01 19:01
#11
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Poland Ticket2Win
WHATS?????
2019-02-01 19:01
#12
 | 
Germany ariany
ez
2019-02-01 19:01
#13
 | 
China ppgod_
yikes
2019-02-01 19:01
Expected tbh
2019-02-01 19:01
#17
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Denmark nrth_LUL
later xD
2019-02-01 19:02
omegalul
2019-02-01 19:02
#20
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098
FaZe smo
2019-02-01 19:02
#66
hye | 
Russia sosi
-get kicked from t2 team BIG - FaZe smooya XDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-02-01 19:03
#85
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098
BIG Major legends where was FaZe?
2019-02-01 19:05
#97
paz | 
Turkey zahitg
Faze Major Legend?
2019-02-01 19:06
dont respond to UK or you get infected with his illness
2019-02-01 19:11
Hes talking about Krakow Poor lad is still stuck in 2017
2019-02-01 19:23
#349
paz | 
Turkey zahitg
+9
2019-02-01 20:18
Rating 0.99. Dont think they need him
2019-02-01 19:09
FaZe worse than BIG but ok
2019-02-01 19:13
#206
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Europe IglaT
On what do you found that stupid statememt? Big isn't a bad team but t2 is t2...
2019-02-01 19:22
im being serious ?
2019-02-01 19:44
His name tells you to suck his d*ck, people get ready.
2019-02-02 03:33
-SMOOYA STEPS DOWN -Get kicked from t2 team BIG Pick one
2019-02-01 19:23
+1
2019-02-01 19:31
Haha
2019-02-01 23:20
wotofok
2019-02-01 19:02
SMOOWHO
2019-02-01 19:02
expected as fuck
2019-02-01 19:02
#24
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Spain Torti
Hello tier 3
2019-02-01 19:02
nooo smooya :(
2019-02-01 19:02
wtf unexpected
2019-02-01 19:02
no way, tabsen awp incoming but.......... SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAA
2019-02-01 19:02
Oh damn :(
2019-02-01 19:02
uk cs back to tier negative infinity IRA
2019-02-01 19:02
what a twat
2019-02-01 23:01
yikes
2019-02-01 19:02
what the heck? He just talked about how everything gonna be ok in BIG by 2 to 3 months. LOL?
2019-02-01 19:02
germans are snakes always plotting behind the scene.
2019-02-01 19:03
Lul
2019-02-01 19:13
+1 expected bug team
2019-02-01 19:40
#291
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Germany LYCRIs
You did realize that he stepped down by himself? He wanted to leave as he felt like it doesnt work out because of his playstyle...
2019-02-01 19:47
i dont understand these lyrics
2019-02-02 05:07
#538
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Germany LYCRIs
uff :( Maybe i should change my name so nobody can do this joke anymore :((
2019-02-02 15:09
Stepping down by yourself Sneaky germans Pick one
2019-02-02 00:09
True
2019-02-02 01:46
#33
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Brazil xMoita
C9 Smooya
2019-02-01 19:02
I was thinking either C9 or Rogue
2019-02-01 19:07
smooya for hiko would be sick
2019-02-01 19:47
#353
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Brazil yalamix
But autimatic is better with the AWP than smooya.
2019-02-01 20:22
#34
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Liechtenstein Karlheinz
Faze Smooya inc
2019-02-01 19:02
lul
2019-02-01 19:02
Finally
2019-02-01 19:02
#38
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Poland Mat3rix
XD gg BIG now XANTARES must carry them so much 1v5, sometimes 2v5
2019-02-01 19:02
0.99 Rating. He got carried by Tabsen, not the other way around
2019-02-01 19:10
Tabsen much better than xantares
2019-02-02 00:09
rip uk cs.
2019-02-01 19:02
#40
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Germany Surcal___
nice, nex my favorite player <3
2019-02-01 19:02
#157
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Germany Kuruyo
+1
2019-02-01 19:13
+111111
2019-02-01 20:59
+11111111111
2019-02-01 21:09
#428
 | 
Germany enzin
nex is full of sex. i love the guy
2019-02-01 22:33
+1
2019-02-02 01:47
#517
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Germany KerraN
+1
2019-02-02 09:50
ahahaah
2019-02-01 19:02
#42
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
AHAHAHAHAHA
2019-02-01 19:02
- BiG eksdeeeeeee
2019-02-01 19:02
UNEXPECTED
2019-02-01 19:02
WUT
2019-02-01 19:02
dude he chokes more than smooya xd
2019-02-01 19:02
GEt a awp player pls
2019-02-01 19:02
BIG woxic inc.
2019-02-01 19:03
WTF
2019-02-01 19:03
#52
 | 
United States LUKEM
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2019-02-01 19:03
#53
 | 
Finland EdiEz
WTF
2019-02-01 19:03
#54
 | 
Lithuania yungz0r
rip big
2019-02-01 19:03
#55
 | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ
Pog
2019-02-01 19:03
Expected.
2019-02-01 19:03
#59
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut
unexpected
2019-02-01 19:03
SMOOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAA
2019-02-01 19:03
So tabsen will be the primary awp?
2019-02-01 19:03
Ofcorse
2019-02-01 19:06
#63
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Austria ArmendZTC
LOL
2019-02-01 19:03
#65
Nismo | 
Macau Bent0
rip uk scene no more rat king
2019-02-01 19:03
Not expected, I thought he would at least TRY to play with Xantares. Would've been a beast team
2019-02-01 19:03
#68
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Argentina trackssZZZ
GL SMOOOOYA
2019-02-01 19:03
unexpected
2019-02-01 19:03
why would you step down for petty reason like that, it sounds humble but that doesnt seem like smooya at all
2019-02-01 19:04
probably was not a mutual decision...everyone just makes the story sound good so no one knows the truth
2019-02-01 19:13
#224
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Slovakia SLAVak
Yep, if they said that smooya was kicked, it would surely lower his market value and big would get less money for a buyout. That's some fine ass marketing. Germans know what they're doing.
2019-02-01 19:28
He's stepping down because he's an over confident bellend who can't take proper instruction and just wants to do his own thing and try-hard to be the next S1mple. That doesn't really fit with a team like BiG who are super tightly structured and organised and only competitive because they are so string tactically.
2019-02-01 20:06
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA thash player!
2019-02-01 19:04
#72
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Slovakia Rhanus
rip
2019-02-01 19:04
#73
 | 
Argentina lucas_7_94
expected
2019-02-01 19:04
WHAT
2019-02-01 19:04
better for smooya than big
2019-02-01 19:04
Ok cool
2019-02-01 19:04
#78
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Poland Crai9Xen
Ok this is epic Dekay always on point
2019-02-01 19:04
Smooya 19 age 1.16 kd < nex 26 age 1.10 kd (Germany logic nice)
2019-02-01 19:05
kd omegalul
2019-02-01 19:08
S1MPLE omegalul
2019-02-01 19:09
wtf
2019-02-01 19:09
Stupid fake country doesn't understand XD
2019-02-01 19:10
Stupid fake country doesn't understand XD
2019-02-01 19:10
Japan fake country Hhaahahaahah
2019-02-01 19:11
Japan fake country Hhaahahaahah
2019-02-01 19:12
Gl
2019-02-01 19:12
Gl Wait i'm not him
2019-02-10 19:41
0/8 Nex played vs high tier, while smooya most of his career vs lower tier. Take a look at his rating in the last year
2019-02-01 19:14
My friend complain there age,do you see the difference?? smooya last tree month grow up,its like say Edward good play
2019-02-01 19:16
WTF
2019-02-01 19:04
#82
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Finland FRGVN
tabsen awps I guess..
2019-02-01 19:04
#128
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Czech Republic QuertyX
:( I think hes better with rifles tbh
2019-02-01 19:09
#142
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Finland FRGVN
yeah, same as device imo.. I think they should have tabsen awp one side and someone else on the other and just occasionally.
2019-02-01 19:11
Smooya too immature for BIG, he will be in a downfall to tier 5 to tier 10 cs
2019-02-01 19:04
#84
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Estonia Eduzera
The major dodger is down :/
2019-02-01 19:04
OMEGALUL
2019-02-01 19:05
Thank you for your acomplishment. Bye and good luck.
2019-02-01 19:05
men wtf
2019-02-01 19:05
#90
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
tabsen to main awp :(
2019-02-01 19:05
#91
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France Boryskuuu
WTF Smooooooooya? Going back to UK like Mixwell to Spain? Going to another international team, maybe Mousesport? Faze?
2019-02-01 19:05
İnterestink
2019-02-01 19:05
+NaToSaPHiX
2019-02-01 19:23
#93
 | 
United States xSleader
Pog
2019-02-01 19:05
Rip
2019-02-01 19:06
Welp no stickers for him
2019-02-01 19:06
what about major? wasnt there like some roster lock?
2019-02-01 19:06
Did you not read the article mate? "The team was prepared for circumstances like this to occur, as they listed nex as their coach/substitute for the upcoming IEM Katowice Major"
2019-02-01 19:08
ahh, I did not, thanks for that :)
2019-02-01 19:09
Np
2019-02-01 20:36
#241
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Slovakia SLAVak
Following this statement, smooya will still get his sticker, right?
2019-02-01 19:30
Hmm... He should. Because if remember correctly all pros sent their signatures in like 4-7 days ago(?) so probably.
2019-02-01 20:36
They put nex on coach role before this move, so now he can easily play on major as a player
2019-02-01 19:09
Nex was listed as coach so they can swap him on as player...was written in the post
2019-02-01 19:10
but they wont have coach at major now, if I understand that correctly
2019-02-01 19:10
Yeah, sucks to be a ukcs fan
2019-02-01 19:43
Smooya coach kappa
2019-02-01 19:58
They still have a coach backstage. But not in live matches
2019-02-01 20:11
#99
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Russia Skygrinder
Cloud9?
2019-02-01 19:07
#100
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Denmark Nillerg0d
expected UK CS OMEGALUL
2019-02-01 19:07
LUL
2019-02-01 19:07
o kurwa
2019-02-01 19:07
BibleThump
2019-02-01 19:07
wtf reggin
2019-02-01 19:07
#107
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Croatia mds818
Well well well, the things just got interesting.
2019-02-01 19:07
UK CS IS DED
2019-02-01 19:07
expected, but ... mouz, C9? where he's going?
2019-02-01 19:07
I just think personally they would be better with another player to do my role, as I've never really had the MAIN AWP role since being here [...] Yea, and now they play with tabseN as an main AWP. Smooya, I'm feeling thank you. I am very sad now...
2019-02-01 19:08
#118
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Sweden txshirx
Hello BIG tier 3
2019-02-01 19:08
Smooya 0.99 Rating. He played bad in 8 out of 10 games, so it shouldnt be that of a problem
2019-02-01 19:17
Brexit CS xd
2019-02-01 19:08
#120
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Kazakhstan Adilkuss
Smoooya was the problem
2019-02-01 19:08
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
2019-02-01 19:09
+1
2019-02-02 01:37
now big official tier2 team, not tier3 because of xantares
2019-02-01 19:09
smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2019-02-01 19:09
Finally... nex > smooya in any way
2019-02-01 19:09
NT oskar
2019-02-01 20:12
lmaooooo
2019-02-01 19:09
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2019-02-01 19:09
Wtf He was their Best player no doubts
2019-02-01 19:10
No,it was tabseN
2019-02-01 19:14
expected
2019-02-01 19:10
Smooya to FaZe for GuardiaN
2019-02-01 19:11
L M F A O toxic kid gets what he deserves LUL
2019-02-01 19:11
#146
ZywOo | 
Turkey c0ir
sooo bad desicion from big. smooya have a very big potential. such a shame big
2019-02-01 19:11
can you read? he wanted to go because he dosent like the secondary awp role so its his decision to leave and btw tabsen is better then smooya
2019-02-01 19:12
Does no one understand the business side of things? You think if it was bad blood he would come out and say so? NO! Because then teams would look down on him being professional and what not. Take what you read with a grain of salt. Do not believe everything. It was dumb for them to never give him the main awper role
2019-02-01 19:23
#238
ZywOo | 
Turkey c0ir
bro you saying big doesnt give him main awp. what do you expect smooya do? of course he will leave. so this desicion belongs big. btw tabsen better player then smooya yes but not at awp.
2019-02-01 19:29
+1 Someone who understands. He thought he got picked up to do what he has been doing and just got picked up to be another player? Tabsen > Smooya imo...But not at awping
2019-02-01 20:31
they can be good now at least
2019-02-01 19:11
+1
2019-02-01 19:12
And nex is full of sex!
2019-02-01 19:12
#155
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Europe Skraj
"Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić, explained the reason for the split, with differences in playstyles being among the core issues that led to the British player's departure." smooya's inability to adapt led to his removal, poor him
2019-02-01 19:13
OMGGGGGGGGG TOP5 4SURE
2019-02-01 19:13
spanish scene where hello ?
2019-02-01 19:14
About as good as German scene
2019-02-01 19:24
nt austria no scener aswell
2019-02-01 19:48
I obviously would not have made that comment if I did not have a scene :) It is called heritage :) Look it up kiddo
2019-02-01 20:28
LUL
2019-02-01 19:13
a cocky dog deserves that hehe
2019-02-01 19:13
#163
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Belarus maver103
WHY? omfg, i dont believe..
2019-02-01 19:13
#164
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Brazil ^7|1
mouz smooya? Or some NA team?
2019-02-01 19:13
Why not tiziaN ? Wtf
2019-02-01 19:13
Learn to read
2019-02-01 19:20
2019-02-01 19:13
#168
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Argentina MrRioKai
He Is a great player
2019-02-01 19:13
#169
Zeus | 
Finland Olter
Finally this shitter got kicked fairwell noob
2019-02-01 19:14
#172
 | 
Chile Romanosky
nex? c'mon, a toxic player for a bot player.
2019-02-01 19:14
#174
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Hungary hardrise
Wasnt expected.
2019-02-01 19:14
expected
2019-02-01 19:14
Hate smooya or not. But they never play without an main AWP after the major. In 2-3 months they kick Xantares, nex or tiziaN for a main AWP. This change was so stupid.
2019-02-01 19:15
dude what are you smoking? Tabsen transitioned from Full Rifle to Full AWP the last 4-5 Months. Xantares already showed that he's a good 2nd AWP.
2019-02-01 19:18
Tabsen changed to full AWP LUL Yea, as an rifler he is good at the AWP But he will never beat the other REAL main AWPs
2019-02-01 19:20
just a quick reminder S1mple and Dev1ce once were rifling as well. Everyone cried when they started to main awp because how good they were on the rifle, now they are the two best AWP players in the world...
2019-02-01 20:08
You want to compare tabseN with S1mple and Dev1ce? My problem with tabseN as an AWP is -> he is one of the best german rifles! And S1mple has a great team with electronic and the 3 other. He is not so important at the rifle. But tabseN is important at the rifle in BIG.. It is my mind.
2019-02-02 09:27
knew it for 2 months... bit surprised they kick him before the major. Not sure how they will win anything with nex
2019-02-01 19:15
"I had a long think" Oh my fucking god
2019-02-01 19:15
#182
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Germany enzin
I liked smooya. But atleast nex the cutie is back and is going to destroy some heads.
2019-02-01 19:15
-smooya -big
2019-02-01 19:16
+1
2019-02-01 19:17
xantares will be german
2019-02-01 19:16
He is.
2019-02-01 23:01
#185
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India AAgOnFire
Expect the unexpected
2019-02-01 19:16
smooya to FaZe EXPECTED
2019-02-01 19:16
But why tho??????
2019-02-01 19:16
wooo finally
2019-02-01 19:16
#190
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Turkey devriyeL
HOLY SHIT WHAT
2019-02-01 19:16
totally unexpected
2019-02-01 19:17
If smooya replace ottond, valiance must be top 15.
2019-02-01 19:19
#200
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Turkey Acein
totally wrong move
2019-02-01 19:20
now kick botares aswell and we are back in buissness
2019-02-01 19:20
lmao British cs
2019-02-01 19:21
XANTARES came and said :"i dont play with any awper in my whole career so why u need to keep this noob?"
2019-02-01 19:22
Rip. Big could have won major.
2019-02-01 19:22
Well decision by BIG. Now they will be better. Go BIG!
2019-02-01 19:22
AXAXAXAXAXA OMEGALLU
2019-02-01 19:22
#212
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Panama Cyain10
Unexpected
2019-02-01 19:23
butters is just toxic af :D
2019-02-01 19:23
BREXIT
2019-02-01 19:23
#218
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Turkey Aybars1
wtfff
2019-02-01 19:24
XAXAXAXAXAAXAXAAXAX
2019-02-01 19:25
#221
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Brazil cadik
NICE
2019-02-01 19:25
kick XANTARES asap he doesnt know germanish
2019-02-01 19:26
Smoo-who-ya ?
2019-02-01 19:27
#227
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Poland qube1
fuck yeaaah XD
2019-02-01 19:27
Whyyy
2019-02-01 19:27
reasons.
2019-02-01 19:28
They should have return keev
2019-02-01 19:27
#233
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Greenland xen_
finally, expected btw
2019-02-01 19:29
sign w0xic
2019-02-01 19:29
#236
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Chile strong221
unexpected af, rip big btw
2019-02-01 19:29
#237
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United States NoteStars
UNEXPECTED Iconic figure from BIG
2019-02-01 19:29
#239
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Brazil Thovisk
OMEGALUL
2019-02-01 19:30
wait how do they play the major now
2019-02-01 19:30
#270
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France remyos
read the article dude
2019-02-01 19:39
Oh ok thx
2019-02-01 21:11
Disband already German CS hahahHaha
2019-02-01 19:31
WTF
2019-02-01 19:31
hahaha
2019-02-01 19:31
noob move by big
2019-02-01 19:31
rip big
2019-02-01 19:32
smoooooya slez s hoooya
2019-02-01 19:33
#250
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Germany NeA_ToXic
Nice to hear the Nex can play again, still sad for Smooya ... he's a good Awp 'er and will quickly find a new team. Thx 4 everything Smooooooooooooooyaaa <3<3<3
2019-02-01 19:33
Smooya igl awper for faze
2019-02-01 19:33
#252
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Poland KristaVeR
THX Big <3
2019-02-01 19:34
nonsense
2019-02-01 19:34
#254
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Serbia K4bby
Nice!
2019-02-01 19:34
WUT
2019-02-01 19:36
expected thanks to dekay
2019-02-01 19:38
#264
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France remyos
unexpected :/ I liked smooya and his attitude and genious interviews. Sad. I like nex too. Sorry to hear. Wish you the best smooya. Hope you will find a good team to play still on big tournaments.
2019-02-01 19:38
How much Nex? How much did you pay you noob. Worst move really.
2019-02-01 19:38
rip his career
2019-02-01 19:39
#268
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Brazil nomurway
the best UK player in the history! a painful lost for UK scene
2019-02-01 19:39
#269
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Singapore repu1se
must have hated the german food
2019-02-01 19:39
#271
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
lool
2019-02-01 19:39
#272
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United States HLTV_Jew
Nice try UK CS omegalul
2019-02-01 19:39
ummmmmm why???????????
2019-02-01 19:39
now i hope this toxic ogre falls into irrelevancy
2019-02-01 19:42
woxic pls
2019-02-01 19:43
it is preliminary to BIG woxic
2019-02-01 19:44
one last move -gob b +w0xic
2019-02-01 19:45
#287
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Poland Julka
Lmao why
2019-02-01 19:45
Hahahahah
2019-02-01 19:46
#290
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United States @Fridzu
sry but rip
2019-02-01 19:47
cya smooya big mouth finally gone
2019-02-01 19:47
LMAO
2019-02-01 20:25
xantares german confirmed?
2019-02-01 19:48
#297
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Spain Minixx77
LOOOL
2019-02-01 19:48
WTF WHYYYY????
2019-02-01 19:49
Holy shit! So who's awping now?
2019-02-01 19:51
Wtf
2019-02-01 19:54
#302
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Spain Nscop
Brexit
2019-02-01 19:55
BIG tier 3 again? LUL
2019-02-01 19:55
#304
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Norway Alexed
HAHAHHA WTF
2019-02-01 19:56
#305
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Germany gerebur
They're giving away their best player? WTF don't make any sense at all
2019-02-01 19:57
North -MSL. Niemand versteht solche Moves
2019-02-01 20:04
#327
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Germany gerebur
Das stimmt aber mit Rouge hat er ja ein schönes neues Zuhause gefunden (also MSL) Außerdem wird er bestimmt bald zurück kommen...
2019-02-01 20:06
bug xaxaxaxaxaxax
2019-02-01 19:57
-Botares +smooya
2019-02-01 19:57
so Xantares will learn German instead of English ?
2019-02-01 19:58
gobB will just talk in Turkish to him if he doesnt understand the English, then slowly he will learn
2019-02-01 20:05
not possible maybe simple phrases in german but he cannot learn it to hard for him if he play cs 24/7
2019-02-01 20:06
depends how smart he is. Nobody in german learns English in the school besides some basics. You learn it from using it. If they all speak German he learns it in a year.
2019-02-01 20:08
#310
NiKo | 
Poland _37_
Smooya to Faze ^^
2019-02-01 19:59
After major - gob B +Woxic And big top5 ez pz
2019-02-01 19:59
+1 ez top 3. Legend GOD b should be coach.
2019-02-01 23:27
big has enough arabs already..
2019-02-01 23:27
haha still using arab bait in 2k19 lul
2019-02-01 23:28
no bait, just compare races, completely the same
2019-02-01 23:31
pls dont talk if you dont know any shit
2019-02-01 23:35
i have eyes, thats enough to notice that, arab. why is it so hard to accept? you are arab.
2019-02-01 23:35
#312
NEO | 
Poland xFabio
Poor smooya xd
2019-02-01 20:00
Brexit
2019-02-01 20:00
wat
2019-02-01 20:01
xD
2019-02-01 20:03
Good luck to BIG and good luck to smooya! FAZE SMOOYA INCOMING
2019-02-01 20:04
guardian is playing for FaZe if you dont know that
2019-02-01 20:05
yes they can kick adren or something dont worry, faze doesnt need to think about things they just need to sign highest talent player available at all times. CLEARLY smooya is more skill than adren so EZ faze type logic 2 sign him am I right?
2019-02-01 22:43
bro ,what are you talking about ,you want faze to sing another awper while they have guardian ?? dso you know anything about cs go roles ?
2019-02-01 23:28
"BIG we are a family" Nice propaganda and Gobs #Gemeinsam throw into the trash.
2019-02-01 20:06
stop trolling kid
2019-02-02 00:48
say this to GobB he is a troll a fraud a liar
2019-02-02 02:30
as I've never really had the MAIN AWP role since being here well this explains everything fatih why you didnt give him the main awping role mate??????
2019-02-01 20:06
#333
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CIS STA_7
Lol, he was the main awp hahaha what a toxic rat
2019-02-01 20:08
No he wasnt. Watch dust 2 for example, tabsen AWPs long while smooya plays b/mid. Can't think of any other team that doesnt have their primary at long. Point being tabsen had more priority on a lot of maps and got his spots first and he is the better player.
2019-02-01 20:10
Because tabsen is a better awper
2019-02-01 20:08
He is so overrated that he will get a new team in no time.
2019-02-01 20:07
toxic shitnoob
2019-02-01 20:08
Dafuck? He was doing just fine. Why bring back BOTnex? LoL. Feelsbad 4Xantares, will need to carry a hell with this team.
2019-02-01 20:10
#340
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Poland GodLk
Finally, toxic idiot
2019-02-01 20:10
Gl 4 the future both: smooya and BIG
2019-02-01 20:11
#343
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Indonesia Exodd
Good luck to smooy and BIG
2019-02-01 20:11
#345
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Turkey redbaron7
- tiziaN + Poizon then win major, ez.
2019-02-01 20:12
BIG W0XIC!!!
2019-02-01 20:12
-tizian+smooya
2019-02-01 20:18
#535
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Germany Surcal___
lol Tizian >>>>>< gobb
2019-02-02 13:55
Translation: players were suspect of smooya and his history didn't make matters better so they decided to cut ties and not ask more questions than needed.
2019-02-01 20:18
#351
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World Nydhogg
tiziaN still not kicked oh my fcking sides XDDD
2019-02-01 20:18
Wtf? Leaving 3 weeks before the Major?
2019-02-01 20:20
Disband when?
2019-02-01 20:25
-nex -tizian +syrson +mirbit ez top 5
2019-02-01 20:30
Fuuuuuuck
2019-02-01 20:32
Nice move
2019-02-01 20:35
-tizian +woxic Top1
2019-02-01 20:36
Unless there’s more to this than meets the eye, this is brave from smooya. Maybe he’s hoping Mouz kick Oskar or something so he can get another team soon. My guess is smooya wanted more resources to be a star but tabsen is their best player and you don’t sign Xantares to be a suppprt player; whether he will be a legit international star on LAN is yet uncertain.
2019-02-01 20:37
I figured this would happen, xantares basically replaced him when it came to aggression, and he got the short end of the stick because of it. I think it a good decision for both of them, TIME FOR FAZE.SMOOYA
2019-02-01 20:46
smooya toxic kid? :D
2019-02-01 20:48
expected
2019-02-01 20:51
The king is back
2019-02-01 20:51
is he recovered from his wrist injury tho
2019-02-01 22:45
#374
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Germany BIG2020
GL in the Future Smooya Helped BIG a lot and i think he finds a new team easily.
2019-02-01 20:52
nice finally 5 turks team
2019-02-01 20:52
so they are gonna speak english just for xanta? doesnt worth tbh. mibr v2 inc.
2019-02-01 20:57
YEAH AND NOW -XANTARES and +Syrson
2019-02-01 20:59
Wow i really liked smooya gl budd
2019-02-01 20:59
Noooooo 🙁 Makes me so sad. I’ll never forget Cologne 2018, unreal stuff. Now we won’t hear the crowd chanting his name again 🙁
2019-02-01 21:00
#381
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Ireland kaffet
rip smoooooooooooya maybe mousesports?
2019-02-01 21:02
because they need 3 awpers in ChrisJ, Oskar and the SMOOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2019-02-01 21:26
#566
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Ireland kaffet
2 awpers now
2019-02-04 18:50
I find it funny Not 1 year has passed since Smooya was the discovery of the Century for BIG and now he :"steps down" Remember not long ago when Cerq was also a hype, as is Zywoo now? We'll talk more in about 1 year.
2019-02-01 21:04
nooooooooooooooooo smooooooyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz dont go
2019-02-01 21:06
#385
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Turkey thcnkpln
+w0xic and this team will be real top 3 contender
2019-02-01 21:06
#418
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Germany Fanzy2
+woxic -gob b?
2019-02-01 22:05
+2
2019-02-01 22:41
#529
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Turkey thcnkpln
i prefer -tizian i dont see any potential igl except gob b and he started play better
2019-02-02 13:20
#531
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Germany Fanzy2
tabsen would igl gob b once said in an interview that when he would retire tabsen would take over the igl role because he is capable of doing that. They would have gob as a coach then so they will still have the help from gob for pregame preperation and when they remove tizi they would lose the guy that will play all the shitty roles and take the shitty weapons so other can have good ones and also gob b isn't playing better he still plays on the same level as before
2019-02-02 13:33
Sad news.
2019-02-01 21:07
#388
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Ireland BLAPBLAP
never had the awp role? What
2019-02-01 21:10
#389
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Other ByTheLeft
I like smooya, but this is a good decision. Can’t wait for this Major, this lineup is going to be great!
2019-02-01 21:11
F
2019-02-01 21:12
#392
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Lithuania ElNelav
back to epsilon
2019-02-01 21:13
#393
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Ukraine zCainee
+1 Omega f*cking LUL
2019-02-01 21:16
[*]UK scene
2019-02-01 21:21
-gob b
2019-02-01 21:22
#402
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Russia Sugawara
ahahaha
2019-02-01 21:38
FaZe smooya
2019-02-01 21:38
Can't wait for his next team!
2019-02-01 21:43
the best of the team left LOL RIP.big
2019-02-01 21:43
+nex -smooya effects on BIG Maturity: +10000 Team cohesion: +1000 Toxicity: -10000000000 Skill-level: +1000000000000 WP BIG
2019-02-01 21:59
#416
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Germany Fanzy2
the best of the team that hasn't done shit for the majority of the time in big right
2019-02-01 22:03
good one cheater less
2019-02-01 21:44
Gl smooya. That's unfortunate for the whole british scene as u were probably the only known player to the public who was playing in decent team. Well , hopefully u will find a team u will fit.
2019-02-01 21:53
And that ladies and gentlemen is called Karma LuL FEELSGOODMAN
2019-02-01 21:55
#411
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United Kingdom H3nryG
They hate to see us winning!
2019-02-01 21:57
piece of shit player
2019-02-01 22:02
Ez top3 Xantares Nex Tabsen Chris J Styko
2019-02-01 22:04
he got kicked for disliking german foods youtube.com/watch?v=wX9eujdeWs8
2019-02-01 22:05
why??????
2019-02-01 22:11
RIP UK SCENE
2019-02-01 22:18
#425
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Portugal skyburN
XANTARES awp D:
2019-02-01 22:19
#432
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Hungary Shiron212
Good luck smooya, welcome back nex
2019-02-01 22:43
#435
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Poland zJe
Good luck smooooooyaaaaa
2019-02-01 22:54
#436
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Europe tweekzter
wtf? he never had the main AWP role? Of course he had! tabseN was sometimes playing second AWP, but that's it. He played it more, whenever smooya didn't feel comfortable. Sad. I liked him.
2019-02-01 22:54
-Drone +smooya
2019-02-01 23:19
#461
jks | 
United States Fule
3 awpers at Envy lul not happening lul
2019-02-02 00:03
lol I think they've told to smooya that they're going to play without gob b at the major when he asked why did we submit next as a coach, two-faced BIG if that so Read it in his latest interview I think, he said something like imagine how much firepower we would have
2019-02-01 23:24
exactly my analysis I did this morning, smooya not the system awp gob b needs in his understanding of CS. And we all saw this. Sometimes he did the crazy stuff but most of the time, he was missing the standard shots, he didnt hold the right positions etc. A lot of the time, tabsen had to do the "awp work" gob b wants to see, I guess thats the reason why smooya says that he didnt felt like playing the main awp.
2019-02-01 23:34
-GOB B
2019-02-01 23:34
#449
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Hong Kong naaw5
cya u foken brotish rat
2019-02-01 23:34
nice
2019-02-01 23:38
didnt fit with xan, plus nex went ham last major
2019-02-01 23:41
#454
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Europe t1ger
ready for w0xic now.
2019-02-01 23:47
downgrade if nex replaces him
2019-02-01 23:55
at least he's not toxic af
2019-02-02 00:19
downgrade if nex replaces him
2019-02-01 23:55
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAA -ThiccDickStacy
2019-02-01 23:58
#459
jks | 
United States Fule
Smooya replace Zellsis? Autimatic goes back to rifler?
2019-02-02 00:01
Based on history a Brit in a German team was never gonna work. They always try to ruin us. Smooya will join a better team and beat bug and as history repeats it's self the Brits will beat the German s back once again. Good luck in the future smooya
2019-02-02 00:12
12 iq
2019-02-02 00:16
LUL
2019-02-02 00:20
nex = trash lmao
2019-02-02 00:34
#470
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Netherlands xEKOy
best news I have heard since karrigan left FaZe. bye bye rat boy :))
2019-02-02 00:38
+1
2019-02-02 00:41
Maybe should be intersting see in Faze replace Adren but i dont think so that happen, Smooya is awp"er and in faze its pure Guardian first awp'er, Olof or Niko is secendary if need. Dont believe that Guardian change gamestyle or faze have 2 snipers in team. Now Adren is stand in but will see, my opinion Faze need good support player, maybe thats can bee Adren sure, will see.
2019-02-02 00:50
lmao smooya in faze ok
2019-02-02 01:22
My opinion Smooya better than nex, but wil see. GL to smooya.
2019-02-02 00:51
that's how toxic players end up
2019-02-02 00:53
finally UK toxi RAT is out .
2019-02-02 01:16
One bad event and got benched, wtf BIG XANTARES can awp btw, but it is not worth using him as an awper since he is insane with rifle
2019-02-02 01:18
maybe he can become a top tier caster like his countrymen
2019-02-02 01:23
#482
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Germany Cr4zyy
gobb main awp inc... :D
2019-02-02 01:25
Wtf why everyone keeps saying faze smooya? No we don't want him, thanks. Beside Adren was quite solid in eleague invites. Everyone in faze > smooya
2019-02-02 01:47
"No we don't want him, thanks." _WE_ dont want? You think you are part of faze? XD
2019-02-02 10:52
people that walked shit about dekay on suicide watch
2019-02-02 01:48
Cloud9 should take him
2019-02-02 02:00
instead of auti?
2019-02-02 07:42
No, instead of zellsis, auti dont need to be main awper, hes a very good rifler
2019-02-02 08:01
zellsis is new member of team they will not kick him maybe for half year~~~
2019-02-02 08:06
just realized smooya is 19/... wow literally a kid
2019-02-02 02:38
Should change my username to NO_SMOOYA_NO_BIG. Worst roster change since North booting MSL.
2019-02-02 03:21
#494
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Poland KasPro
Smooya is British lol haha that’s funny
2019-02-02 03:28
nice fuck this guy
2019-02-02 04:14
#498
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Korea xtkjdtr01
nooooo
2019-02-02 04:30
#499
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North America Jkhes
fuckkk, he was my 2nd favorite player after gobb
2019-02-02 04:48
now - botntares and will be good
2019-02-02 05:42
seemoya
2019-02-02 05:49
smoooooooooooyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2019-02-02 06:12
lmao unexpected rip smooooooooya
2019-02-02 07:09
#506
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Europe braxtey
What a dumb decision!
2019-02-02 07:10
Big mistake
2019-02-02 07:47
#510
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India Tritium
LOOOL
2019-02-02 08:02
Who will AWP?
2019-02-02 08:13
Tabsen and Gob
2019-02-02 11:12
Experts agreed that BIG had only 2 guys that carried at the same time - tabseN and smooya, and that they lacked a third guy to start making a difference, then they picked XANTARES and everyone was like "finally they will have 3 such guys!", because nex was mediocre for the majority of time. Now you want to nerf tabseN by making him a sniper, which leaves them with only XANTARES, because nex - well, see above ^^ tabseN is not a sniper, he can AWP but if you make him do it 24/7 - he will become a cajunb that was a good hybrid player but when he was made a full-time AWPer - he fucking disappeared and never came back. gob b as a main AWPer in a team that wants to be T1? Nice joke, it's like Ex6TenZ as a main sniper.
2019-02-02 12:17
They always lacked with impact in the awp role so why not try something new? Situation is as it is.
2019-02-02 13:23
Because they still won't be relevant at the highest level? tabseN is not a world-class AWPer even comparing to smooya, and losing him as a rifler nerfs BIG massively. gob b cannot be a great AWPer.
2019-02-02 13:40
wait does he play in the upcoming kato major or not and if not will he still get stickers regardless (like the stanislaw liquid boston situation)? If not then maybe some leftover foil and gold stickers I have of him might increase in value a helluva lot more.
2019-02-02 08:18
[*] woxic if they dont need a main awp probly tabsen will awp sometimes
2019-02-02 09:01
that's a shame
2019-02-02 10:05
Finally getting rid of that overrated prima donna. They'll be better without him anyway.
2019-02-02 12:07
ungrateful brat... is it really this difficult to trust gob, who's seen and done it all, and follow his instructions and integrate yourself into the system? hf playing in qualifiers with fpl mixes
2019-02-02 12:39
+1
2019-02-02 15:56
yeeeeeeeeeeeees smoiyja is EGOnoob good job big :DDDD
2019-02-02 13:31
#534
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Portugal Ponsas
expected yeet
2019-02-02 13:55
no smooya,no legends stage,big top 20
2019-02-02 14:31
#540
cype | 
Europe dip6o
Rip rat king
2019-02-02 15:25
#543
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World Beard43
Unlucko smoo smoo
2019-02-02 16:08
nex is full of sex
2019-02-02 16:23
WTF bad move german bots
2019-02-02 16:42
Kicking smooya isn't a bad move but to make nex come back ...? He will need to perform better than last year, tabseN imo can become a dedicated AWp, and a top level one at that, but they'll miss his rifling. A better option would have been -smooya +syrson imo
2019-02-02 17:16
They did not kick him lol
2019-02-03 16:01
Don't be fooled, this whole affair " parted on common agreement " is a PC way of letting him go without anyone's reputation getting hurt by the move. Same as when you kick your GF but she says it was a " mutual decision " not to lose face. You just have to read smooya's itw on HLTV to know things are more complex ( especially since he leaves just before the major, and with no serious career plans/offers ). Gob and the other must have had enough of his spoiled brat antics.
2019-02-03 20:05
expected
2019-02-02 17:12
Performing on the most impotant event of the year (major + grand slam) without a coach is a huge risk.
2019-02-02 21:18
It's not like Gob b can't do the coach + IGL roles for a tourney à la Fallen. He is probably one of the most competent players to do so. And it's not like they are in contention for the Intel Grand Slam either xD
2019-02-03 20:06
Good move
2019-02-03 14:40
R.I.P.
2019-02-04 07:25
#568
Zeus | 
Finland Olter
I cry because now they lose all time
2019-02-06 09:28
#570
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Brazil cadik
nex >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> smoya
2019-02-09 08:20
Back To London Sewers!
2019-02-09 21:32
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