MAJ3R departs ex-Space Soldiers

The 28-year-old in-game leader has parted ways with ex-Space Soldiers, the Turkish player has announced on Twitter.

The gradual dissolution of ex-Space Soldiers continued on Saturday, when the team's in-game leader Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli announced his decision to leave the squad after spending more than two years with the side.

ex-Space Soldiers had lost their most impactful player Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş at the end of 2018 as the rifler decided to continue his career in Germany, with BIG. The Turks attended the Europe Minor with Yaman "yam" Ergenekon in their lineup, in January, but went out in last place.

MAJ3R's stint in Turkey is over

Following the Minor, yam remained in the roster and Ömer "imoRR" Karataş replaced Engin "ngiN" Kor in the active lineup. Despite these changes and the starting date of EPL Season 9 drawing near, in which the Turks will compete, they have yet to sign with a new organization.

During his tenure with the side, MAJ3R has won DreamHack Open Austin, finished in second place at the WESG 2017 World Finals, and qualified for the ELEAGUE and FACEIT Majors in 2018.

ex-Space Soldiers now have the following lineup:

Turkey Ahmet "paz" Karahoca
Turkey Buğra "Calyx" Arkın
Australia Yaman "yam" Ergenekon
Turkey Ömer "imoRR" Karataş

Turkey Canpolat "hardstyle" Yıldıran (Coach)

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Turkey Ömer 'imoRR' Karataş
Ömer 'imoRR' Karataş
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
150
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Turkey Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.55
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.35
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.07
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#3
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United States brentliu9 
riperoni
2019-03-23 12:50
#4
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
No
2019-03-23 12:50
#5
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Moldova _payBACK 
gg
2019-03-23 12:50
#6
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Venezuela anx420 
honestly i cant believe it took them so long to disband
2019-03-23 12:50
SS in 2019 xD
2019-03-23 15:40
#7
tabseN | 
Germany Thejonas 
expected
2019-03-23 12:51
Rip Turkish cs :(
2019-03-23 12:51
#74
trustt | 
Switzerland me_bro 
As if it ever existed xd
2019-03-23 13:09
#95
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
xD
2019-03-23 13:18
#100
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Serbia Roninn 
They were the best aimers on the scene everyone knows that. You are just a ignorant moron
2019-03-23 13:21
best onliners* 😎😎😎
2019-03-23 13:43
#230
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Turkey b130610016 
So thats not a success for you?
2019-03-24 02:33
newfag detected
2019-03-24 23:32
#244
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Turkey b130610016 
How
2019-03-24 23:34
Lmao
2019-03-23 13:44
Yikes I think that struck a nerve
2019-03-23 14:17
#219
trustt | 
Switzerland me_bro 
Yeeeah I think I hurt him really hard xd
2019-03-23 19:41
#9
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India KNOX23 
Gg
2019-03-23 12:51
#10
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Turkey Zeria_ 
FeelsFuckingBadMan
2019-03-23 12:51
#11
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China Alar1c 
LOL
2019-03-23 12:51
#12
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United States Globebuster 
expected
2019-03-23 12:51
#14
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Turkey TrMan4161 
Spaaaaaaaaceeeeeeee soldierrrrrssss R.İ.P :( :((((((((((( :(((((((((((((((((((((( XANTARES RİP MAJ3R RİP PAZ RİP DESPE RİP Ngın rip CALYX RİİİİPPPP
2019-03-23 12:51
Calyx was the only talented one anyway.
2019-03-23 13:20
XANTARES is one of the best aimers
2019-03-23 13:31
4-19 or smth like that
2019-03-23 15:06
In FPL, sure. He sucks IRL.
2019-03-23 15:16
lol
2019-03-23 17:16
#231
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Turkey b130610016 
This deserved a rofl
2019-03-24 02:34
paz is good too
2019-03-23 13:57
Yeah he's good too, you're right.
2019-03-23 15:17
good luck
2019-03-23 12:51
#16
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Sweden ronkaball 
aight
2019-03-23 12:51
Rip
2019-03-23 12:52
+1
2019-03-23 15:40
Expected but rip
2019-03-23 12:52
#20
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
[French scene liked that]
2019-03-23 12:52
Hello
2019-03-23 12:54
#21
roeJ | 
Russia dUUUt 
maj3r to tsm as igl?
2019-03-23 12:52
nah doubt he will leave europe considering he has wife+kid
2019-03-23 12:56
Tsm are rumoured to take eu mix
2019-03-23 12:57
they could still take EU players and ask them to play in NA
2019-03-23 12:58
g2 inc
2019-03-23 12:52
#23
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Brazil gacunha 
No major no maj3r
2019-03-23 12:52
No maj3r... u disappointed me... im sorry... so sorry...
2019-03-23 12:53
Turk scene was dead before he leaves ss, he better join a french team
2019-03-23 12:55
French cs in 2019 AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-03-23 15:50
Still better than yours i guess ☮️
2019-03-23 22:04
RIP ss
2019-03-23 12:53
no major for maj3r :( i cri everitim
2019-03-23 12:53
Rip ss
2019-03-23 12:54
#30
eneshan | 
Turkey Cherub 
who cares about them at this point
2019-03-23 12:54
#32
mir | 
Ukraine v1adyb0y 
back to french scene
2019-03-23 12:55
#33
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Turkey TheGreaTTest 
People don't want to live in Turkey anymore.Somebody killed this country you know who he is...
2019-03-23 12:55
#46
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CIS CA1MAN 
According to my twitter feed, it's always either Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin
2019-03-23 12:58
#56
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Turkey TheGreaTTest 
Lmfao nope the erdog
2019-03-23 13:02
#197
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CIS CA1MAN 
issa joke, i know it's Turkeys wannabe adolf hitler
2019-03-23 16:08
#237
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Turkey kochi3 
So America Jr
2019-03-24 07:32
BiG ?
2019-03-23 13:00
#55
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Turkey TheGreaTTest 
Erdogan
2019-03-23 13:02
Don’t know !! It’s kebab seller ?
2019-03-23 13:02
#62
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Turkey TheGreaTTest 
No more like kebab remover
2019-03-23 13:04
no he's a watermelon seller
2019-03-23 15:29
so i oder 4 for frozen and put vodka inside
2019-03-23 16:19
a part of* It seems like he have a bunch of steel supporters anyway, kinda curious about who they are
2019-03-23 13:39
#145
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Turkey TheGreaTTest 
If these kinda people have an opportunity they will leave turkey aswell probably
2019-03-23 14:16
we dunno anyway. they show support cuz they can benefit from some of Erd's claims, which is undoubted tho
2019-03-23 15:11
ldlc or g2
2019-03-23 12:56
#192
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Sweden Div-\ 
He could make G2 a great team. But that won't happen I'm afraid.
2019-03-23 15:46
#36
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France DesmondHumes 
FAZE MAJER?
2019-03-23 12:56
Hahahahahha !!! Do you use your brain before talking ? Niko gonna listen a guy like maj3r ? Hahahha
2019-03-23 13:01
#65
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France DesmondHumes 
niko will stfu if he wants to win something
2019-03-23 13:05
NiKo have one of the biggest ego of n this game even s1mpleis is an angel compare to him
2019-03-23 13:11
#122
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Albania fw5151 
I laughed I lost
2019-03-23 13:42
#136
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
That's why he will never win anything meaninful
2019-03-23 14:05
it's the problem of a lot of star players. but it's sad to see a guy with this skill trying to do something he can't.
2019-03-23 14:06
#139
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
He jsut trying to jump over his head, tbh, nothing special considering his age.
2019-03-23 14:08
yeah i guess, but they don't have a real manager or coach for say " stop this shit now we need a real IGL and niko stop to be a fucking princess and to yoru job, drop 30 bombs every map )
2019-03-23 14:09
#144
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Well, i am sure robban was doing exactly same job he was doing in SK, when it was f0rest/gtr/face/allen(later delpan) lineup around him, he never was an outstanding igl, just a guy with lots of talents around him and ability to help em do their job well. It doesnt work in faze.
2019-03-23 14:13
yeah maybe i don't really know why they don't try like with karrigan. it was betters results in this period
2019-03-23 14:22
#153
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
They jsut need to find good coach (ave left north afaik) =]
2019-03-23 14:24
stay tuned !!! but i think after the berlin major if it's don't work they gonna change the line up
2019-03-23 14:36
#83
zehN | 
African Union slcwpcke 
You should use your brain before you write in english
2019-03-23 13:13
You need to use your brain before be a fan of happy !! And what you just this argument for reply ? Nothing about the feed of conversation ? Raymond
2019-03-23 13:28
#119
zehN | 
African Union slcwpcke 
where are your arguments ? how do you know niko wont listen to him ? to you know niko personaly ? or you're just assuming how ppl are base on what you see on twitter and hltv ? cuz idk why he wouldnt listen to maj3r. suis tes cours d'anglais c'est important frr jsuis nul aussi mais toi c chaud
2019-03-23 13:37
it's simple logic!! something you maybe forgot it's they kicked karrigan from igl, it's not for take a guy with half of this XP playing and struggling on tier2/3 ( or even tier 23455 ) events !!! if the guy toke the leadership in the game and don't let another one remplace him ..... it's for one reason. he think is good at this role and better than others. they have the chance to remplace karrigan by another IGL and what they do ? Adren ....... so we can clearly see the problem is NIKO ego . donc avant de t'inquiéter de mon anglais et jouer au chevalier blanc de HLTV, pense a avoir un esprit plus logique et utilise la deduction pour faire marcher ta tete. FRERE raymond l'africain
2019-03-23 13:52
#142
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Turkey 0vercast 
no mate, he will join Astralis probably
2019-03-23 14:11
#37
loli | 
Brazil Wehrmach 
rip major
2019-03-23 12:57
#38
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Turkey frushiws 
were sinking, captain
2019-03-23 12:57
#42
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CIS CA1MAN 
I am pretty sure ex-SS is already basically at the bottom. Kinda sad to see
2019-03-23 12:57
#233
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Turkey Tormund1 
thanks to mr.xantares
2019-03-24 02:40
#242
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CIS CA1MAN 
he is feeling thank you
2019-03-24 17:14
#39
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
Calyx & paz are decent players tbh
2019-03-23 12:57
#41
Turkey ao1 
whoooops just slipping into the french scene gl majer
2019-03-23 12:57
What about their EPL spot?
2019-03-23 12:58
#54
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Turkey veyron99 
they lost epl spot. only paz&calyx left.
2019-03-23 13:02
So, there's free one. ESL should give this one to ENCE or Vitality (cuz both top 10)
2019-03-23 13:03
I don't believe that's how EPL spots work, mouz is still in league despite switching 3 players also.
2019-03-23 13:04
True
2019-03-23 23:16
#241
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Other TapioKuusela 
Lucky guy yam, moves to europe and instantly this happens and he gets to play a season of pro league :D
2019-03-24 13:26
RIP Turkish cs
2019-03-23 13:00
#48
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
youtube.com/watch?v=jQOZZOEery8 its for Space Soldiers Thanks for everything majer
2019-03-23 13:00
+1 :')
2019-03-23 13:05
This song is about friends guys.... Making me cry like little girl everytime
2019-03-23 23:26
Team pretty dead at this point. Rip.
2019-03-23 13:00
#51
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Turkey jackAE 
GG
2019-03-23 13:01
#53
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Spain akproxx 
Disband already
2019-03-23 13:01
#59
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Brazil AzowelUnban 
LDLC is waiting u EDIT: ty XANTARES, you destroyed a team and your own career
2019-03-23 13:04
Ss was already trash before xantares left
2019-03-23 13:09
Man before he left they were better than Big
2019-03-23 13:11
Maybe. But it is hard to play without salary.
2019-03-23 13:17
#72
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Brazil AzowelUnban 
split isn't a good way to resolve problems in a team they just had to work more and better
2019-03-23 13:09
It was hard to play without org. If I were him i would do the same
2019-03-23 13:11
#91
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Brazil AzowelUnban 
If you lose your smartphone you are look for another one If you lose your org you are looking for another one Leave the org was the worst idea you can decide. The reason why XANTARES is very bad is his IQ, he is a huge monster in term of aim / reactivity but he is sooooo dumb. Vitality's leader explained that he is very easy to anti-strat, he said "he played like in FPL, we just had to put ZywOo on him and he is useless"
2019-03-23 13:16
They looked for it already. But when you have players like ngin, no org will take you out from pit.
2019-03-23 13:21
No everyone knew they had shit contracts and salaries and had to get rid of their org
2019-03-23 13:29
+1
2019-03-23 13:11
#60
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France kyojiNs 
French shuffle!!
2019-03-23 13:04
#63
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Norway Mickey Mouse 
GO TO FRANCE AND MAKE YHEM GREAT AGAIN
2019-03-23 13:04
#67
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Turkey orox2 
F
2019-03-23 13:05
Frenchies will love him now :>
2019-03-23 13:08
#75
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Ukraine beazztov 
-lucky/jackz + maj3r
2019-03-23 13:10
#84
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
no
2019-03-23 13:13
SIXER MAJER OR -botb + majer
2019-03-23 13:14
#87
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
G2 just signed Amanek couple weeks ago and now Maj3r left ex-SS. U would have done that before g2 signing Amanek mister Maj3r..
2019-03-23 13:16
he is making a team with scream and kio
2019-03-23 13:16
#92
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Fair enough
2019-03-23 13:17
#124
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Turkey Tormund1 
kio? isnt he in cloud9?
2019-03-23 13:42
no
2019-03-23 14:10
Some sources saying hes leaving c9
2019-03-23 15:51
#88
shox | 
Europe x1ld3n 
Ok. Now -Lucky +MAJ3R and we are good to go.
2019-03-23 13:16
So sad :((((
2019-03-23 13:16
FaZe MAJ3R
2019-03-23 13:18
Oh wow do they still exist, totally forgot about them.
2019-03-23 13:18
#97
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Turkey MusTRelax 
Goodbye my lover, goodbye my friend.
2019-03-23 13:19
Ex-ss>mibr
2019-03-23 13:21
#104
paz | 
Turkey M@CHINE 
I am so idiot guys ı f*cked our career sry 8 Bottares
2019-03-23 13:23
So true but he will never accept
2019-03-23 13:28
Rip
2019-03-23 13:24
#108
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Turkey Crewbadcool 
G2 Majer
2019-03-23 13:24
#115
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Turkey Aybars1 
whaaat
2019-03-23 13:33
WE LOST FIREPOWER BUT YAM GAVE US EXP (C) MAJ0R HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-03-23 13:33
#127
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Turkey pngnemir 
Disband ?
2019-03-23 13:44
Kebab Dispand
2019-03-23 13:46
never
2019-03-23 13:49
no
2019-03-23 14:12
#135
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
expected
2019-03-23 14:02
Disband is close
2019-03-23 14:06
#148
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United States @FyreCS 
Options: Faze - Beat option, And miracle move. Very underrated as an IGL I think. TSM- I don’t want this move, overrated team without Scream lul Vitality- if they get rid of Alex or RPK maybe... Alex isn’t living up to expectations.. G2- not gonna happen, just signed Amaenek LDLC- should disband, useless tier 5 team
2019-03-23 14:17
#155
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Turkey 0vercast 
do you really think Faze would want a player like MAJ3R in the team ?
2019-03-23 14:29
#169
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United States @FyreCS 
You never know, Mousesports toke Ropz from out of nowhere and look where he is. Could be the same thing here with Maj3r; he’s experienced also.
2019-03-23 14:56
#196
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Turkey 0vercast 
but mouz usually sign promising players like ropz, frozen, woxic etc. majer is old and not at top level of csgo
2019-03-23 16:00
thank god, maj3r was incompetent at calling. Don't put him within 20 ft of a t1 team
2019-03-23 14:19
Disband? :(
2019-03-23 14:23
#154
Luken | 
Argentina urfoloq 
they were amazing, but then xantares and now this guy shat the dick. r.i.p turk cs.
2019-03-23 14:25
#156
gla1ve | 
Russia SLX96 
I hope that one day I will see maj3r with woxic, calyx, xantares, imorr
2019-03-23 14:36
Maybe in your dreams.. maybe.....
2019-03-23 21:02
goodbye to the only hope of turkish scene, space soldiers
2019-03-23 14:39
#161
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Turkey Thunderball 
he was a good captain .. gl maj3r !!
2019-03-23 14:47
EZ FOR NGIN
2019-03-23 14:52
sad. rip TR CS. gl captain!
2019-03-23 14:55
Maj3r to VITALITY -ALEX
2019-03-23 14:57
#174
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
finally , SS can rise again but sadly they lost Xantagod
2019-03-23 15:00
#175
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Credit to him for sticking it out for so long, this was well overdue though... Hopefully he gets picked up soon.
2019-03-23 15:01
He was bad igl anyway. Yam would be better.
2019-03-23 15:17
#186
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Russia Ilyichee 
sry,but i dont agree with you
2019-03-23 15:39
#240
TuGuX | 
Turkey st3kiN 
majer was great igl, i hope paz will be igl in ex-ss
2019-03-24 12:24
#187
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Turkey Ofpa 
They are making it so dramatic, but there is no need. Maj3r was shitty player, and not bad igl. Probably, new organization of exSS doesnt want this guy.
2019-03-23 15:40
#212
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Probably there is no new org.
2019-03-23 17:53
#246
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Turkey Ofpa 
they will figure this out.
2019-03-29 18:07
#189
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
Hallo G2, A french-speaking IGL free agent right here
2019-03-23 15:40
French scene just got pretty excited. Feel really bad though for ex-SS and the Turkish scene as a whole :(
2019-03-23 16:13
#199
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France plagueis 
-ALEX +MAJER
2019-03-23 16:17
#203
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Iceland Arag0rn 
and kick snake NBK
2019-03-23 16:26
#204
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France plagueis 
nt Happy.NBK will stay
2019-03-23 16:32
They couldnt find any organisation + his wife wants to live in France instead of Turkey
2019-03-23 16:56
#211
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Turkey J4WS 
Xantares destroyed tr scene
2019-03-23 17:53
He will probably join ldlc or ex-3DMAX Turkish cs rip
2019-03-23 18:18
Feel bad for him. Such a great guy! I keep their former squad signings with much love <3
2019-03-23 18:43
sad
2019-03-23 18:51
+Sasuke :)
2019-03-23 18:55
good luck further
2019-03-23 18:56
OMG Still someone tries to remake that team ?
2019-03-23 23:13
He would be a good igl for faze
2019-03-24 00:47
#228
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Argentina XaiDN 
SS become shit
2019-03-24 01:46
#236
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United States stephcurry30 
at least theyre calm when they disband
2019-03-24 06:43
xantares left ss for big but big is worse than ss used to be lul rip turkish scene
2019-03-24 09:45
+1
2019-03-24 12:09
Who?
2019-04-05 06:37
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