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:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
626
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
47
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
United States Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
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
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
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
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
F5
2019-03-21 11:47
#42
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Poland 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
#6
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Europe jizzus
you can play for me
2019-03-21 11:04
#59
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Brazil mrschagas
Cryest
2019-03-21 12:29
#7
faveN | 
Israel wetz
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
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
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
Good luck
2019-03-21 11:10
I hope they get something.
2019-03-21 11:12
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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Netherlands BuioCS
5 years ago btw
2019-03-21 19:49
Team Secret please
2019-03-21 11:23
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
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Brazil HsTn_
I see the TSM coming
2019-03-21 11:43
#39
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Hungary HAWI
gl to find org when u have racist in your team
2019-03-21 11:44
#40
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Hungary HAWI
+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
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Hungary HAWI
infinite
2019-03-21 12:47
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
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
#47
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Libya nanaichini
splyce or evil geniuses
2019-03-21 12:00
#49
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Russia Roneeee
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
Can someone tell me who the Swole player is on this team? More like skeleton patrol.
2019-03-21 12:51
#110
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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
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 GodLk
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
NA tier 2=EU tier 6
2019-03-21 13:23
unfortunate
2019-03-21 15:07
#112
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United States noCap
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
This is #Lowkey an issue.. #StayLowkey
2019-03-21 15:57
#100
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Estonia RopzTop1
ew Subroza
2019-03-21 16:09
maybe better than SNG,but tsm won't sign this dead roster
2019-03-21 16:32
#109
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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
#146
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Estonia RopzTop1
+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
No wippie no party
2019-03-21 17:30
#145
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Estonia RopzTop1
-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
100 Thieves should sign them :D
2019-03-21 18:17
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
#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
#144
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Estonia RopzTop1
love this line up but please cut former cheating onliner Subroza pls
2019-03-22 04:26
#148
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Canada $t4Rboy
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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