Swole Patrol seek organisation ahead of ESL Pro League S9

Swole Patrol are on the lookout for an organisation to represent at ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas and beyond, Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro has announced.

Zellsis and Braxton "swag" Pierce are the only remaining members of the Swole Patrol squad that qualified for EPL after winning the ESEA MDL S29 Finals, with the former having returned to the team after his brief trial with Cloud9 at the start of the year.

The duo will be joined by Michael "dapr" Gulino and Gage "Infinite" Green, both of whom have been playing for the team in recent weeks. On Wednesday, Swole Patrol took part in the North American open qualifier for DreamHack Masters Dallas, losing to Luminosity in the quarter-finals with Will "dazzLe" Loafman acting as a stand-in.

Swole Patrol will attend the EPL Americas event, next month

Rounding out the roster is Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik, who has been on the lookout for a new team since being replaced by Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir in Ghost in January. After filling in for eUnited in the IEM Sydney qualifiers, the Canadian player attended the WESG Finals with WARDELL N Friends, averaging a team-high 1.27 rating.

Swole Patrol will be competing in ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas, kicking off April 12, with the following roster:

United States Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro
United States Braxton "swag" Pierce
United States Michael "dapr" Gulino
United States Gage "Infinite" Green
Canada Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik

United States Danny "fRoD" Montaner (coach)

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
506
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
508
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
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 Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
413
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
528
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
#1
World sasor 
gl
2019-03-21 11:04
I was worried the roster would suck but it doesn't seem so bad on paper
2019-03-21 12:04
ofc it sucks, tier 3 is the cap for these guys
2019-03-21 12:39
t3 is enough for NA Pro League
2019-03-21 13:20
Is it neccessary to be toxic? Just because Ence had 1 good run doesnt mean they're T1. Everyone has to start somewhere and grind. T3 is better than your MM dmg rank / Faceit lvl 5 , right? Also they have salary , meanwhile you play just to waste time.
2019-03-21 13:48
dont care, they play in no namer scene. I could move to america with my dmg mm rank, train for week and get same salary and results than these guys. Scene is joke. Couple good teams but they cant reach the top
2019-03-21 13:58
You are delusional
2019-03-21 14:06
its joke yes but doesnt change the fact that na scene is overrated. EU >>> CIS > NA > ASIA > AUS
2019-03-21 14:09
I agree with your ranking, but no one overrates NA other than people with natural biases,which is fine,I overrated Big probably as well due to my bias.
2019-03-21 14:16
Sensible response, i'm idiot but it's hltv. Have a good day
2019-03-21 14:19
u 2
2019-03-21 14:51
NA scene is definitely underdeveloped but slowly it is gaining on EU and CIS
2019-03-21 16:26
#96
NiKo | 
United States xReiner 
I mean if you look at this way EU is up top but CIs isn’t much of any better... NA has more top players than the CIS region does auti, elige, twistzz, NAF, stew, nitro, nahtE, Tarik, nitr0, Brehze, and rush. Thats a good scene with a lot of potential and don’t forget two up and comers s0m and Tenz
2019-03-21 15:41
In reality CIS is about as good as NA if being honest. Dont agree with rush maybe but I would add stanislaw, one of the better IGL's for sure
2019-03-21 16:09
+1 to all of this
2019-03-21 16:27
#104
shox | 
Korea Jew2K 
No one thinks NA CS is good so it can't be overrate. What are you talking about
2019-03-21 16:27
Tottaly disagreeing with your statement ; The whole point is that CIS is filled with talents that unlike NA don’t get appreciated as much, lower salaries; difficault leagues to get to the major and mafia. As a matter of fact a team like Gambit would have been very successful with Zeus and Kane; however for some dumb reason they decided to move to NaVi again and not improve the youth of the scene. This is very popular in CIS scene, dumb moves by the organizations that destroys the young generation stepping into the scene.
2019-03-21 17:15
Saying NA is overrated != NA is bad.
2019-03-21 20:51
It should be better considering the resources pumped into it.
2019-03-21 20:58
So you're saying that the NA scene is inefficient, not bad?
2019-03-22 00:55
Its inefficient and pretty bad.
2019-03-22 05:39
Subroza and dapr just dont seem to be going anywhere. They change teams all the time with little to no results and get kicked But the other 3 have potential imo
2019-03-21 14:21
Definitely. Unfortunately Swag can't participate on majors so no bright future there. 70% of the NA teams can't even reach the minor yet don't sign him because of this.. sad story
2019-03-21 21:09
#2
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Good luck
2019-03-21 11:04
:0
2019-03-21 11:04
What org wants to sign a thrower?
2019-03-21 11:06
#23
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North America B0bbutttoast 
Ghost
2019-03-21 11:12
#24
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Spain N0Love 
Ghost did
2019-03-21 11:13
#44
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Or a racist
2019-03-21 11:50
#52
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Which one is the racist?
2019-03-21 12:21
#53
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Infinite
2019-03-21 12:24
#54
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Hmm I must have missed this
2019-03-21 12:24
#57
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Was the person he said that to black?
2019-03-21 12:27
Doesn't matter, he said it
2019-03-21 12:47
So what? Black ppl can say "white trash" or calling asians "yellow" but we can't call em the n-word?
2019-03-21 13:50
I think the typical American mindset would probably lump just about all of that into racism. Also, the proper response to racism isn't more racism man, come on
2019-03-21 14:19
And? I treat racism the same, being racist is racist, just cause SOME black people are racist doesn't give us an excuse to be racist
2019-03-21 15:46
N-word =/= racism.
2019-03-21 21:03
the n word, is racist, sure some people wont be offended by it, but its still racist, by you saying "n-word" its obvioujsly implying that it aint something necessarily nice
2019-03-21 21:11
Imho its not a bad word at all. Society made it sound bad , seeking for a reason to call someone racist.
2019-03-21 21:15
considering how its a term used to describe black slaves, i think that history makes it bad
2019-03-21 21:48
There's a large victim complex in America regarding racism. Most of it is extremely hypocritical, or narrow-minded (often concerned with their own bias rather than the overarching whole). But, still, racism is fucking stupid in any form and we are all God damned human. If we'd all just respect each other a little more instead of whining about how things aren't fair we might actually accomplish something as people rather than divided races.
2019-03-21 16:29
+1
2019-03-21 16:58
I agree , yet you can't call someone racist because he said a sh&t word.
2019-03-21 21:04
Really any intentionally derogatory term regarding a race is racist. It doesn't entirely matter the context or prevalence of use, it's a term designed to disparage someone else. You can perceive someone saying it in non-combative ways as not racist, but its origin is, without question, racist. Personally I believe that reappropriating something, as you're suggesting, is how to alleviate the connotations, but so long as people find it offensive you are being insensitive to the broader issue. Just remember: your world view is not singular, and you are not the final word in society's collective experience.
2019-03-21 22:07
Cause I'm sure that in the previous century there were white people that would be lynched, weren't allowed to use the same bathrooms, water fountains, stores, they had to sit far away in theaters and had civil rights stripped from them and were referred to as the derogatory term "white trash." Now with all this, I'm not saying it's ok to call someone that, but it's a poor argument hold that phrase to the same standard as the N-word
2019-03-21 18:22
Yet i don't see how the n-word makes you racist. I've seen white ppl call each other "my n-word". Society is seeking for some sh&t word to accuse others in racism thats all.
2019-03-21 21:02
I feel worst for zel and dapr, the thrower and racist dug their own grave early on I their careers, subroza unfortunately just isn't consistent enough to find a home, dapr and zel are young talents I'd have liked to see with a good org
2019-03-21 12:27
Actually I'll reel myself in a tad, infinite is like a 15 yo racist, I prob can only half blame him as being such a young racist means parents might be to blame as well, still feel bad for zel and dapr
2019-03-21 12:55
#69
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Estonia swag420weed 
Almost everyone on CIS teams are racists. Havent stopped them playing in international lans or get signed by a org...
2019-03-21 13:12
1- US isn't CIS; 2 - one racist saying an entire region is racist doesn't make it so ( don't say you're not racist either because only a racist would make that argument)
2019-03-21 13:28
#76
Zero | 
Czech Republic Friiizeey 
I honestly don't understand when people call someone racist based on 1 word this guy said out of anger and to a white dude. Like wth America he even publicly apologized and confessed
2019-03-21 13:44
And I honestly don't have time to educate you on that :)
2019-03-21 13:46
#101
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Publicly apologized after realizing he had fucked himself out of a career. Dapr’s problem is he doesn’t fit in with anyone personality wise and he keeps getting picked to play on teams beyond his level with big egos. It has completely stalled his progress and ruined his image as an up and comer.
2019-03-21 16:22
> Saying the n-word > You're racist. Darn , typical Murican brain. Most ppl say it for fun / as a joke. Most of us have said this word sh&t tons of time , yet we have black friends. Doubt you can hate black people and have black friends at the same time.
2019-03-21 13:55
The connotations in America are more severe than anywhere else. It's about historical precedent. Also just because you do something other people do doesn't mean it's NOT a bad idea, dude.
2019-03-21 16:33
Ironically you give infinite a pass here for being an easily influenced teen, but not swag, who was a teenager when he made his mistakes.
2019-03-21 16:32
fair point actually man and you worded what I meant better, I shouldn't have assumed parenting was the sole reason but rather as you said, he was an easily influenced teen who could have been influenced by anyone. Again, you're right with swag also, he was super young with his mistakes and very seemingly learned from them as well, very fair point. Really I guess I wasn't really giving a pass but rather saying he was led astray by bad influences cause really, late teens should definitely be able to differentiate right from wrong and deserve punishment for doing something wrong. Brax might be a good example though of someone working hard to get back on top from his young mistake, I really hope infinite can do the same.
2019-03-21 16:45
My wording probably came off more harsh than I meant it, to be fair. As for the whole swag and infinite thing, both clearly made mistakes that are bad but can be attributed to youth. It's how you move on from something, and grow up, that should ultimately define who you are. I'd be remiss to say I never made mistakes, it's human nature.
2019-03-21 17:40
#150
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Estonia swag420weed 
Who cares about swag when a thrower (SKADOODLE) won a major. Valve is a fucking joke
2019-03-23 01:31
Skadoodle had 0 to do with that situation, everyone involved has admitted that, what the fuck are you even going on about?
2019-03-23 03:02
#152
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Estonia swag420weed 
He knew about the throw. Just didnt get skins as bots were on limit. NJext they he didnt cash out skins because of throw rumours. Could have reported it before, but went on throwing. Others are just covering for him... Just because he didnt get caught doesnt mean he didnt do it...
2019-03-23 17:18
4 out of 5 people on his team were doing it. Did you watch the game? He actually looked like he was playing normally, unlike steel who clearly wasn't. Knowing about and reporting it is silly. There was very little incentive because it could've been misconstrued as he was part of the plan. Also there's nothing to get caught with if you don't profit.
2019-03-24 05:02
#154
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Estonia swag420weed 
he knew about the throw
2019-03-24 18:25
The fuck was he supposed to do? It was 4 people against 1. He could've told ESEA, but they might've banned him too, their policies are pretty shitty like that. Point is, you are acting like it's a simple situation that's just like, "do the right thing" when I know you're not stupid enough to actually believe social dynamics work that way. The only reason anyone puts someone like that on blast is because of jealousy and pretending like they're the better person, when they aren't. You aren't better for having hindsight and an outsider's perspective.
2019-03-24 22:41
#156
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Estonia swag420weed 
Still a throwing c*** who got away
2019-03-25 23:40
And you're the upset baby who will never achieve what he has.
2019-03-26 01:31
#160
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Estonia swag420weed 
Yes, I will never be able to throw a game and lie to the whole community. Happy about that
2019-03-26 16:15
Dunno
2019-03-21 13:11
GL zellsis was a good trial in c9. I dont think that this team will get some tiers like 3,4... lets wait
2019-03-21 11:08
#41
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Poland F5_detector 
F5
2019-03-21 11:47
#42
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-03-21 11:47
Cool
2019-03-21 11:04
#5
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Estonia Kakapepu 
Nt
2019-03-21 11:04
you can play for me
2019-03-21 11:04
#59
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Brazil mrschagas 
Cryest
2019-03-21 12:29
#7
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Yes
2019-03-21 11:04
#8
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Germany Flachzange 
omegalul
2019-03-21 11:04
Ook
2019-03-21 11:04
woo
2019-03-21 11:05
#12
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Korea XigNw0w 
Gl
2019-03-21 11:05
#13
swag | 
Belgium xKillian 
Good luck boiss
2019-03-21 11:05
TSM hallo
2019-03-21 11:06
wippie >> subroza
2019-03-21 11:08
#17
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Russia M13f 
no wippie no win
2019-03-21 11:08
wippie is your flair
2019-03-21 14:22
#18
NiKo | 
China wolfcon 
Free brax?
2019-03-21 11:08
#20
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Belgium subfal 
who will want them? better retire
2019-03-21 11:09
#21
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Moldova SuicideM0u5e 
Good luck
2019-03-21 11:10
#22
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United States Trump2020KAG 
I hope they get something.
2019-03-21 11:12
#26
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Sweden meistr0 
Not TSM.
2019-03-21 11:14
#27
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Indonesia Exodd 
Good luck finding an org, also #freebrax
2019-03-21 11:16
#29
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Norway Alexed 
Ok tsm or echo fox
2019-03-21 11:20
#30
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Australia zanics 
match fixer wants org LOL
2019-03-21 11:21
#129
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Iceland BuioCS 
5 years ago btw
2019-03-21 19:49
#31
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Denmark oskarsports 
Team Secret please
2019-03-21 11:23
#33
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
new virtus pro roster
2019-03-21 11:24
subroza cheater
2019-03-21 11:26
#35
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Brazil NIKOLD 
100Thieves ???
2019-03-21 11:32
of any of the big orgs, 100T is the most likely to sign an org this controversial, since they did sign mr “prove it or I’ll kill you”
2019-03-21 13:20
Aint so 'swole' anymore are they..
2019-03-21 11:33
American CSGO Stars without organization.
2019-03-21 11:35
#38
NEO | 
Brazil HsTn_ 
I see the TSM coming
2019-03-21 11:43
#39
fleav | 
Hungary HAWIXD 
gl to find org when u have racist in your team
2019-03-21 11:44
#40
fleav | 
Hungary HAWIXD 
+banned player
2019-03-21 11:45
#50
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Venezuela cubek 
who's the racist tho? and why?
2019-03-21 12:14
#62
fleav | 
Hungary HAWIXD 
infinite
2019-03-21 12:47
#86
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Czech Republic KOKOT123456 
racist because he said the most forbidden word of the forbidden words aaah. and who has the proof of it? oh, a very toxic asshole player that drags down every team, Ryx, who got mad at Infinite after Infinite was invited to C9, not him. Yup, complete racist to me.
2019-03-21 14:18
#114
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
I'm tired of this "he is toxic, doesn't deserve a spot in a good team". Bunch of fags
2019-03-21 16:49
#94
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Pakistan perth 
Infinite said the n word and ryx snitched on him because bonehead ryx has a low IQ and can't find himself on a good team for more than a week.
2019-03-21 15:07
#43
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China LeBronGames 
lmao bots looking for sponsor Zellsis LUL
2019-03-21 11:47
#45
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
I’d like to see Swag and Zellsis join Envy with Nifty, s0m, and Fugly Not gonna happen, but I’d like to see it
2019-03-21 11:51
IMMORTALS
2019-03-21 11:56
splyce or evil geniuses
2019-03-21 12:00
#49
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
TSM Pog
2019-03-21 12:04
#51
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Europe Skraj 
Lmao playing with a racist
2019-03-21 12:18
#55
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Other fo3nixz 
hopefuly these ones aint snakes..
2019-03-21 12:24
Echo Fox POGGERS
2019-03-21 12:44
#64
Canada ssau 
Can someone tell me who the Swole player is on this team? More like skeleton patrol.
2019-03-21 12:51
#110
Twistzz | 
Ireland IX! 
swag's neck
2019-03-21 16:39
#freebrax
2019-03-21 13:02
#68
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North America ZachS721 
#FREEBRAX
2019-03-21 13:12
well, he has been freed from having a contract and an org it seems, so there you go, wish granted.
2019-03-21 14:41
#113
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North America ZachS721 
Well not completely free till he and the others are unban from valve sponsored events.
2019-03-21 16:49
true that
2019-03-21 17:11
New TSM lineup? but can they afford them
2019-03-21 13:13
#73
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
ahahahha washed up bot lineup that can't attend major yes they get payed with m&m:s
2019-03-21 13:22
#80
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Poland Kleigen 
They can compete at ESL, Dreamhacks etc. Still a lot of money to win ;)
2019-03-21 13:51
+1 they can still win a decent amount of money if a team is willing to sign them
2019-03-21 20:19
#74
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
NA tier 2=EU tier 6
2019-03-21 13:23
unfortunate
2019-03-21 15:07
this ain’t even tier 2 my guy
2019-03-21 16:46
#89
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Denmark Zorrondo 
who??
2019-03-21 14:20
#98
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United States awesome1025 
This is #Lowkey an issue.. #StayLowkey
2019-03-21 15:57
ew Subroza
2019-03-21 16:09
#107
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China kazuk1 
maybe better than SNG,but tsm won't sign this dead roster
2019-03-21 16:32
#109
Twistzz | 
Ireland IX! 
pretty decent lineup, Infinite may be an issue for orgs but if they can find one that doesn't care about that whole thing, then good on 'em
2019-03-21 16:38
#115
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Swole is better than eUnited
2019-03-21 16:50
+1
2019-03-22 04:29
#117
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United Kingdom n33b 
Represent a former cheater in Subroza who shows it every time he has to make a decision in a game without the cheats... Great for any organisation's branding.
2019-03-21 17:05
Im pretty sure taco bell willing to organize and sponsor for them not expecting won any match just for the marketing
2019-03-21 17:25
#121
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
No wippie no party
2019-03-21 17:30
-Subroza +wippie
2019-03-22 04:29
They pretty stupid right expecting some organization willing to organize and sponsor them for any tournament just by posting porpose on the twitter . Arent they should work it out lol
2019-03-21 17:35
#124
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United States Rambeard 
100 Thieves should sign them :D
2019-03-21 18:17
#126
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United States WashamGaming 
Cmonnn u guys coulda done better then infinite tho, try to get laski on, he’s n fpl god lowkey
2019-03-21 18:39
no support for fucking matchfixers stay banned you lowlife SWAGSHIT
2019-03-21 18:39
#158
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Canada _CTRL_ 
why u gotta hate man
2019-03-26 01:51
hate ????? he should be in jail where he belongs fucking matchfixing cunt
2019-03-26 03:12
#161
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Canada _CTRL_ 
I don't think he would've been put in jail anyways he was a minor when it happened
2019-03-26 20:36
the us puts anyone in jail :D
2019-03-26 21:10
Lost to luminosity. Childish unprofessional players. Nah dude.
2019-03-21 18:45
#139
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Germany PulpFiction 
#FREEBRAX
2019-03-21 21:22
#142
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United States DoobyTV 
TSM? EG? PandaGlobal? 100Thieves? Help these guys out. also kys to anyone who isn't rooting for em
2019-03-21 23:11
love this line up but please cut former cheating onliner Subroza pls
2019-03-22 04:26
#148
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Canada C4K3 
Very unsure what to make of this. There's obvious pluses and negatives to this... They need to get rid of Infinite... After the incident which cost Infinite his spot on C9, this could also be detrimental to them getting picked up by any [reputable] organization. Definitely a misstep on their part to jump right into things. Not much they can do about Brax in order to circumvent his ban from Majors, which, again, is a major setback to a good org picking them up - because there's 0 potential for a Major advertisement potential. With an EPL spot, this is HUGE for orgs to take interest in. That said, their best chance would be to survive this EPL season, drop brax and infinite (while maintaining a new core) and pick up two solid players and I'm sure they'll pick up a decent org. Obviously I could be completely wrong, and I hope I am, but only time will tell. Pluses: - Skill potential to compete - ESL ProLeague spot. Downside: - Infinite's outlandish and quite frankly, blacklisting behavior. - Brax's VALVE ban. My two cents.
2019-03-22 05:52
#149
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United States GiantDays 
Not gunna get a very nice org between Infinite and Swag, even if Infinite promises to behave still gotta try for majors somehow. Even if it doesn't end well
2019-03-22 16:12
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