pronax, znajder recreate Ancient

Former fnatic duo Markus "pronax" Wallsten and Andreas "znajder" Lindberg have decided to give Ancient another run along with three other Swedish players.

Ancient were originally created in early 2016 by pronax following his departure from fnatic, whom he had led to three Major-winning campaigns, one of which alongside znajder.

That team went on to win the Pantamera CS:GO Challenge, in Stockholm, before moving to GODSENT, who ceased operations in June 2018 following the acquisition of their CS:GO line-up by Red Reserve.

znajder and pronax back together in Ancient

For this new Ancient iteration, the ex-fnatic duo will be linking up with another well-known player in the scene, former Property and Epsilon member Robin "robiin" Sjögren, who had his Valve ban lifted in September after being barred from competing in the Major circuit for almost four years.

To complete the roster, the team turned to two up-and-coming Swedish players: 20-year-old Rasmus "kreaz" Johansson, who was part of the duttdutt line-up that placed fourth at IeSF World Championship 2017 and stood in for Red Reserve at Bets.Net Masters, and 16-year-old Peppe "Peppzor" Borak, who competed in ESEA S29 Advanced with tradigt.

"After some talks back and forth with pronax, we decided to make a Swedish team with upcoming Swedish talents, and I think we found ourselves a good mix to build something great with," znajder told HLTV.org.

"We have been practising for a while now, and if any organizer is interested in inviting us to any league or tournament where we can start proving ourselves, do not hesitate.

"We are looking for an organization. To contact us, send an email to WeAncient@gmail.com."

Meanwhile, pronax told HLTV.org that he will be hosting an 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) Q&A session on the Counter-Strike subreddit on Friday from 16:00 to answer questions from fans.

Ancient, who will be competing in the closed qualifier for LOOT.BET HotShot Series Season 2, have the following roster:

Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten
Sweden Andreas "znajder" Lindberg
Sweden Robin "robiin" Sjögren
Sweden Rasmus "kreaz" Johansson
Sweden Peppe "Peppzor" Borak

Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
849
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.18
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1180
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.79
APR:
0.23
#1
Thorin | 
United States burNout_ 
dope
2019-02-22 01:00
#19
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
pronax in 2k19 LUL
2019-02-22 01:01
The roster will never do anything but at least pronax and znajder are still at it and haven't given up.
2019-02-22 01:02
#33
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Germany Fabbsen 
+1 Hope they can do atleast some damage
2019-02-22 01:03
#36
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Austria shaakeh 
Well...
2019-02-22 01:04
#58
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Germany Fabbsen 
i don't believe it either but who knows ;)
2019-02-22 01:18
#141
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
BELIEVE IN GODNAX AND ZNAJDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-02-22 04:58
flag checks out
2019-02-22 06:45
#150
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
lul?
2019-02-22 06:46
#209
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Argentina ivanpb 
R e t a r d u s s i a n
2019-02-22 21:37
#59
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World Donut123 
and are training swedish young talent. this is great for fnc and nip
2019-02-22 01:18
#181
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Finland f0pZ 
yes maybe 35 adr
2019-02-22 09:27
#190
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Germany Fabbsen 
You mean that you believe that Pronax will be in fragging on higher standards this time? Oof that'll be great
2019-02-22 10:41
lul
2019-02-23 20:36
#34
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Austria shaakeh 
Another washed up team to disband within a month
2019-02-22 01:04
#138
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Na give them 2 months like normal. Let them fail to qualify for 2 tier 10 turnyz
2019-02-22 04:55
#157
mertz | 
Austria maj0ra 
king
2019-02-22 07:25
#37
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Poland itsdavvid 
znajder is really looking to redeem himself again after all the shit that has been happening around him for a while
2019-02-22 01:04
Trying doesn't always cut it. He had a plethora of chances to prove he's still got it and has disappointed every time. pronax has spent too much time in t4 teams to have any impact as an IGL
2019-02-22 01:27
Kings of t4, there's decent money in there
2019-02-22 11:05
2019-02-22 01:54
Inb4 VAC as everyone else
2019-02-22 09:07
#163
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Russia razorVJ 
Second best IGL ever.
2019-02-22 08:03
Pronax 3 majors - sh1tple 0 majors
2019-02-22 08:54
pronax_3_major_s#1mple_0_major
2019-02-23 10:04
4th major inc
2019-02-22 01:06
isn't robiin VAC banned? so not possible with him
2019-02-22 01:09
I'm pretty sure the ban was removed by Valve
2019-02-22 01:13
#162
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Spain Alvarot 
Unban swag
2019-02-22 07:52
Not a vac ban
2019-02-22 14:08
It clearly says in the article that the ban was lifted...
2019-02-22 01:20
oh shit mb didn't read the whole thing
2019-02-22 01:35
#139
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Read foo! Come on now 😘
2019-02-22 04:55
I was hoping they at least got some talent from x6tence or the old godsent roster or something Pretty disappointing tbh
2019-02-22 03:55
or Pauf, where the hell is this guy? He was great in the old lineup
2019-02-22 07:44
#184
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n 
I have heard rumors that he had to quit because of his gf, no source though.
2019-02-22 09:52
#154
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
Whos peppzor lol
2019-02-22 07:14
#187
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
+1
2019-02-22 10:08
Ok
2019-02-22 01:00
#3
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Romania cyberKiller85 
Nice
2019-02-22 01:00
#4
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Other ramune 
ez
2019-02-22 01:00
#5
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Spain elskio 
stop it pls
2019-02-22 01:00
#6
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United States LeafyIsHere 
Wow
2019-02-22 01:00
ok
2019-02-22 01:00
-Xizt/+pronax
2019-02-22 01:01
#81
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Norway ZarknaX 
Agreed
2019-02-22 01:33
+devilwalk and we good
2019-02-22 01:01
#10
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
Robiin... youtube.com/watch?v=BvdeRMI1e98 Can we stop adding him on every team... jesus. Why not add grux or someone else, lol.
2019-02-22 01:03
He still is signed with Red Reserve, they’d need to buyout, though I agree he should be their next step.
2019-02-22 02:48
Well, hes alone on Red Reserve, so i dont think R-reserve will keep him ^^
2019-02-22 02:50
Not forever I don't believe, but for the time being he's off limits. Imagine if they did a team of pronax, znjader, disco doplan, grux, and BENDJI (I'd say Maikelele but he seems determined with NoChance. That would actually be a half decent team would it not?
2019-02-22 03:50
Decent maybe. But Maikelele is a person that is in a team for 2 weeks - 3 months & repeat.
2019-02-22 03:52
I mean fair enough, Maikelele has some issues, but NoChance seems to be a place where he's flourishing in (Which is the distinction that needs to be made, he usually played like shit in his teams but now he's able to be a star player)
2019-02-22 03:59
#140
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
(Which is sad) this is why they are called nochance
2019-02-22 04:57
#11
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Sweden StaffaN1 
yo kreaz lolsupp
2019-02-22 01:01
#12
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Europe dip6o 
Realistically, who cares about Pronax an Schneider in 2019
2019-02-22 01:01
honestly? no fucking body lol
2019-02-22 01:08
#60
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United States Rambeard 
I am still a fan and a believer in pronax
2019-02-22 01:18
#65
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
I always hoped for a Znajder comeback, he used to be sick in early CS:GO. I think he took a backseat (intentionally) to Twist and Lekr0 on Godsent and he was a solid roleplayer for a long time.
2019-02-22 01:22
He got backstabbed by fnatic because JW & Co were crying fnatic got into the major and they didnt. Also because of his dark eyecircles people thought he was on drugs and wouldnt put him in their team.
2019-02-22 01:37
#89
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
Yeah he more or less posted the story behind his career turns on Twitter and what he struggled with and just seems he got really unlucky. All his teammates speak well of him and he seems like a good guy so I really hope he can rise up again, he has the talent and experience IMO.
2019-02-22 01:44
Dude, he has been convicted in the swedish court for usage of drugs so he has not been so unlucky after all.
2019-02-23 17:06
#215
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Brazil bandicoot 
so his ban on traveling to NA is not Drug related at all?
2019-02-23 12:12
He is convicted in Sweden for drug possesion so his traveling to NA is related to that.
2019-02-23 17:01
#108
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Serbia HLEB 
tbh i think if anyone can do to any team what glaive did to astralis that is for sure pronax, i want to see him as igl in faze ( -rain -olof +pronax + 1 more ). kinda my dream
2019-02-22 02:19
Lol
2019-02-22 03:00
#155
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Finland Malixoxo 
Pronax is not only a terrible igl as shown by his time in GODSENT, his individual skill is dogshit. He couldnt win an aim duel vs a lvl 10 player in faceit now imagine that player vs Astralis lmao
2019-02-22 07:15
#196
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Serbia HLEB 
ye but he can improve that. I want to see what he can do with players like niko guardian adren ...
2019-02-22 11:20
#203
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Finland Malixoxo 
The answer is... nothing special. He was a bad igl in GODSENT, he ran the same style as he did in 2015. He is a has-been.
2019-02-22 13:30
#13
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United States jackstaV 
pronax BRAIN back in town expected
2019-02-22 01:01
#14
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Sweden kAED 
peppzor ? never heard of
2019-02-22 01:01
#15
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United Kingdom T_bus 
LOVE ROBIIINN
2019-02-22 01:01
Lekr0 was born in this
2019-02-22 01:01
#17
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Brazil centjeefizik 
whatfo
2019-02-22 01:01
#18
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Czech Republic fykseN1g 
kreaz!
2019-02-22 01:01
pure yoy
2019-02-22 01:02
Axaxaxaxa
2019-02-22 01:02
#22
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Spain akproxx 
well gl
2019-02-22 01:02
#23
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Brazil millerjmatos 
ok
2019-02-22 01:02
robin is banned at majors?
2019-02-22 01:02
#28
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Europe SQXZAF 
i think he's not
2019-02-22 01:03
#30
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Yugoslavia BuddDwyer 
unbanned
2019-02-22 01:03
#32
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Germany liddeb0b 
this team aint trying for majors bro
2019-02-22 01:03
How about actually reading it all first? Says clearly he was unbanned after 4 years.
2019-02-22 02:30
Reading news post on HLTV.org OMEGALUL
2019-02-22 03:03
True enough! And that name! Made me chuckle
2019-02-22 10:18
These players that just dont know when to quit.
2019-02-22 01:02
#27
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Europe SQXZAF 
ez major
2019-02-22 01:03
#29
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United States hltvconfirmed 
Schnieder is still alive>??
2019-02-22 01:03
#147
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Russia m8ms 
yes!! nice to see he is ok
2019-02-22 05:48
znajder has to become the starplayer of the team or its nothing
2019-02-22 01:03
Kreaz is much better
2019-02-22 07:01
Dead team
2019-02-22 01:04
xaxa
2019-02-22 01:04
#39
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India PussyHound 
Wtf so many noobs returning.
2019-02-22 01:05
I have a horrible feeling this won't go anywhere. But I respect pronax immensely for his history within the game and znajder seems to be a cool guy too, I hope they will prove me wrong.
2019-02-22 01:05
pronax in 2k19 LUL Where is grux?
2019-02-22 01:06
#123
f0rest | 
Argentina GZ^ 
where is gux? :D
2019-02-22 03:21
#42
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Brazil WORLD_CITIZEN 
Lul
2019-02-22 01:06
Its sad.... But... Theyll do nothing
2019-02-22 01:06
#44
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
tier500 team ?
2019-02-22 01:06
#185
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n 
EU flag omegalul
2019-02-22 09:54
#46
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Good
2019-02-22 01:07
that's actually good
2019-02-22 01:08
LULnax 2019
2019-02-22 01:09
#52
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Sweden swedz2 
gl
2019-02-22 01:10
#53
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Poland mamba99999 
expected
2019-02-22 01:10
peppzor to become brollan v2 (both 16 y/o) decent team tbh, if +devilwalk...
2019-02-22 01:11
ez
2019-02-22 01:47
they wil lost all they can they will do nothing
2019-02-22 01:15
#57
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Just pure yoy they should add devilwalk tho
2019-02-22 01:17
#61
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Poland Hell2k 
pronax aka goat 3 majors legend
2019-02-22 01:19
Lets go.
2019-02-22 01:19
#63
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Swedish cs lol.
2019-02-22 01:20
#66
Fox | 
Iran ahmaden 
Without doubt , pronax was one of the best csgo players from tge beginning of csgo lifetime , 3 major wins ... im sure he can repeat again fnatic days ...
2019-02-22 01:23
disband in 3 weeks
2019-02-22 01:23
Pronax and znajd Pog
2019-02-22 01:23
fnatic schneider --------------.>
2019-02-22 01:23
A lot of people laughing at this, but looking at where swedish CS is right now it surely can't hurt having some experienced players making a team with some younger guys, even if the team goes nowhere maybe kreaz or peppzor ends up being decent and move up the ladder.
2019-02-22 01:25
#91
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
Yep, no matter where the players go, stuff like this is healthy for the scene. Pronax and Znajder are experienced and skilled players, so even if they aren't at the top of their game, this is how you mature the players in the scene. Sweden needs a HUNDEN kind of guy, I always figured Pronax would fit that well (though Pronax isobviously a better player).
2019-02-22 01:46
#71
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Slovakia PerryKAT 
I really miss old Fnatic. Old Fnatic with Pronax. <3
2019-02-22 01:26
#183
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
i really miss Fnatic
2019-02-22 09:41
#72
ZywOo | 
Sweden Le_Dieu 
tier 700
2019-02-22 01:26
Y'all act like they're creating this team to try win a major. Of course they're not going to do anything that's not the point. The point is to try to develop and put young players into the spotlight who might have a chance to make it into tier 1 cs at some point
2019-02-22 01:30
#75
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United States Freakmode 
rofl
2019-02-22 01:30
No vilden rip
2019-02-22 01:31
#77
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
ez for my boy schneider tbh
2019-02-22 01:32
#78
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Greece deST) 
Nice meme coming to life Pronax3Majors_s1mple0Majors Btw deST)0Majors_s1mple0Majors
2019-02-22 01:32
this is all for kreaz for u hogaboga, they wont be able to do anything special, only help talents like kreaz and the other dude who will kill someone
2019-02-22 01:33
#80
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Europe trey_ 
xd
2019-02-22 01:33
#82
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United Kingdom wellhyper 
Pronax = Method Josh
2019-02-22 01:34
#83
rain | 
India red_ez 
Robin is 24 looks 16
2019-02-22 01:34
top 1 sweden already
2019-02-22 01:35
#87
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
washed up players
2019-02-22 01:43
peppzor is beast btw
2019-02-22 01:46
#90
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Canada top_zozzle 
2019-02-22 01:45
#92
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Europe Vallon2 
Damn, what a return.
2019-02-22 01:46
Pronax you should ve retired in order to live by the name “legend”
2019-02-22 01:47
where's maikelele?
2019-02-22 01:52
Rasmus Johansson and Freddy Johansson brothers?
2019-02-22 01:58
Waiting for pronax to lose faith in this team and join fnatic back.
2019-02-22 02:00
Luuul
2019-02-22 02:03
-Xizt +pronax
2019-02-22 02:11
again?
2019-02-22 02:12
#102
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
Devilwalk please guysss
2019-02-22 02:12
#103
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
Fnatic 2013 comeback
2019-02-22 02:13
one day one of those amateur pronax teams will actually turn out to be good and he'll be back in the spotlight
2019-02-22 02:13
#105
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
Dreamteam--- Pronax Znajder Maikelele Devilwalk Twist
2019-02-22 02:14
for the love of god, if pronax want people to remember him as a legend he should retire already...
2019-02-22 02:15
THIS IS WHAT THE SHITTY SWEDISH SCENE NEEDS <3 GOdPRONAX BACK!!!
2019-02-22 02:16
#109
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Denmark pistolen 
Im guessing this is just another red reserve / epsilon / chaos kinda thing that will never be anything..
2019-02-22 02:22
Pronax needs to just switch to a coach role because he can't frag. He'd be a lot more useful that way. Every team he has tried to remake usually just disbands within 3-4 months... He's smart, he just can't keep up aim wise with today's players.
2019-02-22 02:33
#119
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
+1 he can help fnatic/nip in timeouts immensely
2019-02-22 03:01
Well, we can only hope he will realize that he's more useful as a coach and that he would be appreciated (probably more) as a coach rather than a "pro" player.
2019-02-22 04:39
gl boys :D
2019-02-22 02:38
legend.
2019-02-22 02:46
#116
shox | 
India iejesus 
legend
2019-02-22 02:54
+1
2019-02-22 03:52
#117
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Iraq Blitzer 
OMEGALUL
2019-02-22 02:58
hope schneider can make something back into the top tier, a classic player from the start of csgo that was great to watch years ago.
2019-02-22 03:06
#122
f0rest | 
Argentina GZ^ 
miss you markus :3
2019-02-22 03:20
#124
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Really surprised these guys are still trying to make it in a scene that really has no place for them anymore. The Swedish scene is so stagnant it's surprising that no one else wants to play with these "legends" of CS.
2019-02-22 03:26
#125
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Australia kTw0 
Pronax and Znajder, Ancient is a very accurate name
2019-02-22 03:37
How many times do we have to teach you this lesson old man
2019-02-22 03:38
I love it
2019-02-22 03:54
znajder and pronax Good luck to them both.
2019-02-22 03:59
why the fuck is pronax trying to stay relevant? he left in 2015 been dead ever since. Come on have some self respect pronax. quit for good.
2019-02-22 04:23
These guys better retire ffs
2019-02-22 04:26
#137
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Macau Bent0 
I love ancient, godsent, Dream chaser etc. but robiin is not that good man, I watch him play so many lan and he's not that good. gl to the team
2019-02-22 04:46
Kreaz yung talent
2019-02-22 04:59
#143
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United States stephcurry30 
great news, i give it less than a month
2019-02-22 05:08
#144
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New Zealand JK_77 
pronax 3 major s1mple 0 major
2019-02-22 05:27
#152
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
Fnatic 3 majors Astralis 2 majors
2019-02-22 06:56
disband in 2weeks btw
2019-02-22 05:29
actually fnatic should try -xizt +pronax ,although pronax is bad , but xizt same as well bro
2019-02-22 05:42
Remember how this Ancient team lost to Russian YouPorn team 16-0. That was a real rape
2019-02-22 06:26
where is broky wtf
2019-02-22 06:54
#156
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Luxembourg alex24 
then rename to GODSENT
2019-02-22 07:19
Ancient is Swedist mix without org and GODSENT is Swedish org.
2019-02-22 09:29
#193
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Luxembourg alex24 
then what was the name of pronax`s team before they changed to GODSENT ? i forgot
2019-02-22 10:52
#158
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Indonesia Exodd 
Cool
2019-02-22 07:27
#159
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El Salvador OMEGALUL_xd 
-AdreN +pronax
2019-02-22 07:37
Pauf What happened to this guy? He should re-join pronax and znajder in this new Ancient lineup ..
2019-02-22 07:38
Why not godsent?
2019-02-22 08:04
#165
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
robiiiiiiin phah
2019-02-22 08:17
#166
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Ukraine ksay 
new ancient lineup :0
2019-02-22 08:22
why no pauf ?
2019-02-22 08:22
#168
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United Kingdom drackula 
-robiin +BOT George
2019-02-22 08:22
#170
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France cedd 
this peppzor noob has 0.91 rating (against bots)... nice upcoming talent omegalul
2019-02-22 08:31
in 2 maps... learn to use context at least
2019-02-22 09:08
#207
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Denmark Marvelw0w 
2800 elo, not even fplc or anything idk man
2019-02-22 15:50
#171
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Belgium YoGatesKevin 
Let’s get it, gl to pronax
2019-02-22 08:35
well another academy by pronax, gl
2019-02-22 08:49
why should any org pick u guys up......
2019-02-22 08:55
#175
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Qatar FeelsDadMan 
tier 50 team
2019-02-22 09:04
#178
Estonia rYm 
pronax still trying in 2019..
2019-02-22 09:14
wow, gl guys! Kinda cool when people still want to play despite devoid of success and money after their original successes, shows they really want to compete and have some weird believe they can still make it against all the odds, which some might think is just tragic, I find it rather inspiring personally tho...
2019-02-22 09:21
#180
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Italy InSuu 
At least it Will Last longer than screams New team
2019-02-22 09:19
#186
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
05/05 they will disband
2019-02-22 09:55
gl, if they kick robin and take draken maybe they can be good
2019-02-22 10:18
Peppzor?
2019-02-22 10:44
Peppe
2019-02-22 13:14
Yes i can read. Surprised they take a kid who has played 0 officials.
2019-02-22 13:17
#192
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France p2l 
pronax znajder and robiin hype
2019-02-22 10:48
#194
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Spain chanSw0w 
ez por pepe
2019-02-22 10:53
might as well get Devilwalk and JW in there
2019-02-22 11:29
Pronax on a new team every week
2019-02-22 11:31
#199
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Syria Cebix 
Godsent, now Ancient, next is disbent lul.
2019-02-22 11:39
#210
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France Dov 
There was Homesent somewhere between
2019-02-22 23:02
Nice To see legends back !
2019-02-22 13:14
pronax_3_majors_s1mple_0_majors
2019-02-22 13:49
another Swedish shitmix with no future.
2019-02-22 14:44
Awesome! Wish them best of luck, go znajder
2019-02-22 16:35
#pronax_3_majors_chokeclan_0_majors #znajder_1_major_s1mple_0_majors #neverforget
2019-02-22 23:05
#214
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
<3
2019-02-23 11:56
#213
ZywOo | 
Germany MTD3 
Name fits
2019-02-23 11:51
not that exiting, have very low expectations for these players
2019-03-03 00:59
#220
allu | 
Canada yarilo 
high expectations. sz pronax
2019-03-08 04:11
4th major for pronax inc? xd
2019-03-08 04:24
#222
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Russia m8ms 
nice to see that znajder is "back from the dead" wish him best of luck
2019-03-19 07:32
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