vice joins Cloud9 on trial

Cloud9 have completed their roster with the addition of former Rogue player Daniel "⁠vice⁠" Kim, who will be trying out for the team.

The 23-year-old fills the vacant spot left in Cloud9's roster following the departure of Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist and Jordan "⁠Zellsis⁠" Montemurro, who tried out for the team in the first two months of 2019 before being relieved of his duties at the beginning of March.

vice's move to one of North America's fan favorites comes in the aftermath of the dissolution of Rogue, whose lineup was torn apart with most of the individual players receiving offers from other teams.

vice's first event as part of Cloud9 will be BLAST Pro Series Miami in mid-April

The American will play his last event with Rogue at StarSeries i-League Season 7, which will end on April 7, less than a week before his offline debut with Cloud9 at BLAST Pro Series Miami, taking place on April 12-13.

With the addition of vice, Cloud9 are looking to stabilize their roster following a string of roster changes dating all the way back to March 2018. Since then, the team haven't remained intact for longer than two months as they struggled for consistent results and faced unforeseen circumstances such as Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim being sidelined by an illness towards the end of last year.

Cloud9 now have the following roster:

United States Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta
United States William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba
Sweden Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim
France Fabien "⁠kioShiMa⁠" Fiey
United States Daniel "⁠vice⁠" Kim (trial)

United States Ronald "⁠Rambo⁠" Kim (coach)

United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
626
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Ronald 'Rambo' Kim
Ronald 'Rambo' Kim
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1190
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1432
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1680
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
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United States Comethazine
That was really unexpected! Good luck! 👍
2019-03-23 21:09
We will give Zellsis time :)
2019-03-23 21:08
... sad
2019-03-23 21:12
Same shit was with fns
2019-03-23 21:48
I guess it was not the org that decided but the players
2019-03-24 14:31
2 aznz = major 1azn = no major
2019-03-24 17:22
#245
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North America Retinaz
+1
2019-03-24 19:35
Fucking truth
2019-03-25 16:12
#268
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Russia SkillTO1
Rambo is second asian
2019-03-26 12:42
Which one is the third Asian then
2019-03-28 05:13
He had time to go out 😂
2019-03-25 22:40
#71
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Poland Unluko
Nice
2019-03-23 21:12
cry
2019-03-23 21:14
#113
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Poland Unluko
Funny how this comes from a fin lmao
2019-03-23 21:23
f5 more mad kid
2019-03-23 21:24
Yee
2019-03-23 21:48
Mad
2019-03-23 23:53
#173
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Other Phinks
Not really, rambo guiding his bro in the team is expected
2019-03-23 22:30
Zellsis > Vice
2019-03-24 03:12
Lol
2019-03-23 21:08
#3
asap | 
Canada YankeeM
Hat
2019-03-23 21:08
okay
2019-03-23 21:08
#8
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Canada Matchfix
zomg
2019-03-23 21:08
WTF IS GOING ON WITH C9
2019-03-23 21:08
It seems like they're just searching for the next big NA star and are just throwing shit at the wall and hoping it sticks. Should just pick Wardell up guaranteed solid and consistent AWPer. That said I hope for NA CS's sake vice succeeds.
2019-03-24 03:14
#218
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United States Ethans^
I guess u are unaware that C9 offered Wardell a big contract a few months back and he denied the offer to play with steel and signed a 2 year extension or something like that with Ghost
2019-03-24 04:14
#224
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El Salvador Sp1x
They're not even picking the best NA talent. s0m, TenZera, food, and even some of the eunited players are all better than these picks. Sure there would be a buyout, but I doubt it would be much.
2019-03-24 07:28
vice new stewie ez
2019-03-23 21:08
what
2019-03-23 21:08
but why
2019-03-23 21:08
#16
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Europe San4izeees
ok
2019-03-23 21:08
#17
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Canada Matchfix
rambos son
2019-03-23 21:08
Rly?
2019-03-23 21:12
yea totally, they look the same and same last name
2019-03-23 22:36
#192
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Canada Matchfix
Only a 12 year age difference so unlikely :(
2019-03-23 23:57
Maybe in Canada, they are Asians though
2019-03-27 16:24
#77
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Portugal gazav
I thought the same xD
2019-03-23 21:12
There's like 10 mil people with last name Kim in South Korea alone...
2019-03-26 02:14
cool
2019-03-23 21:09
Expected
2019-03-23 21:09
#23
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Kazakhstan bjornzz
ok, i didnt know he was asian
2019-03-23 21:09
VIIIICE?
2019-03-23 21:09
expected
2019-03-23 21:09
puahah
2019-03-23 21:09
#27
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United Kingdom ifsoreki
wtf
2019-03-23 21:09
Already gg for c9
2019-03-23 21:09
I like it!
2019-03-23 21:09
#30
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Russia Jengi
Mb shahzam
2019-03-23 21:09
Hahaaahah
2019-03-23 21:09
#32
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Argentina jnazGG
top tier player 10 now c9 not gonna even play a fking dreamhack
2019-03-23 21:09
#33
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Turkey Aybars1
whaaat
2019-03-23 21:09
wtf
2019-03-23 21:09
#36
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Europe RJM
first
2019-03-23 21:09
Ok sure
2019-03-23 23:32
gl device
2019-03-23 21:09
rip c9
2019-03-23 21:09
Why is hltv reporting about these t10+ teams?
2019-03-23 21:09
Wait what
2019-03-23 21:09
Wtf, c9 can add only shit players?
2019-03-23 21:09
#197
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Norway pitopreb
should they go all in for the super players like faze? cus that is working out good AF. plz stop commenting no brain shitkid
2019-03-24 00:22
lol this guy doesnt realize developing and believing in homegrown talent is what leads most teams to success, look at astralis liquid mibr, faze on the otherhand is a fucking joke
2019-03-26 05:01
FaZe is living proof that throwing 5 superstars in a lineup together won't lead to nothing if you don't give them proper support and have the proper players(for roles) Easily the biggest joke of the scene
2019-03-26 21:23
why tf did it post twice LMAO
2019-03-26 21:24
#273
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Israel TimeDani
Okay so we have automatic who’s the best player on the team maybe kioshima I’ll give you that but who tf is the third star golden? Rush?
2019-03-27 10:22
#44
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Spain 1996
DE_VICE
2019-03-23 21:09
#45
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France goulou_0
:wut:
2019-03-23 21:09
2 kims in one team let s go
2019-03-23 21:09
bring back kim2k
2019-03-23 21:10
I don't get what is going anymore and what direction this team is going in. Just unthinkable that c9 csgo went from a shinning example of roster management leading up to a major win and now everything has fallen apart.
2019-03-23 21:10
#84
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United Kingdom XNL
I honestly think Jack is just investing a lot of time in their LOL team, plus there's more money in LOL atm, so it makes sense.
2019-03-23 21:13
Fuck jack
2019-03-23 21:39
#156
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United Kingdom XNL
It's true though. Vice, Zellsis and Kio would have had no buyout clause, meaning it's a cheap and easy pick up for them.
2019-03-23 21:48
Don’t talk about jack that way the dude is great, he is so fan responsive. He is overall a great guy of the esports community.
2019-03-23 21:55
ok
2019-03-23 21:10
#49
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Brazil kaikatsuwa
Rogue win ECS finals spot... almost full disband after that
2019-03-23 21:10
#95
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United Kingdom XNL
Well Sick left for Complexity and MSL and niko were linked with Optic.
2019-03-23 21:15
well , its gonna be fun
2019-03-23 21:10
Where is konfig and JUGi
2019-03-23 21:10
#94
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United States CallOfDuty
k0nfig wasn't going to c9 anyways. MSL niko refrezh k0nfig jugi/cajun
2019-03-23 21:15
#243
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Brazil xacinero
good roster with JUGI
2019-03-24 19:07
#203
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United States n3h
C9 will always stay NA if players available.
2019-03-24 01:05
Just because they needed to have atleast 3 players to keep on the next major as challengers or legends
2019-03-23 21:10
c9 lol, always adding useless players
2019-03-23 21:10
same thing said with stewie btw
2019-03-23 21:28
But lets be honest Vice isnt Stew... He hasnt shown anything yet to be even comparable to stew... But lets see if he can turn up for this big opportunity.
2019-03-23 21:36
It's about the commitment and motivation just like what stewie had. Have a great day!
2019-03-23 21:37
You too!
2019-03-23 21:38
I disagree. Vice was pretty bad a couple of years ago. He was a step above most premier players, but he struggled a lot in low tier pro league. On Rogue, he grew a ton as a player. The roster had players that historically had better stats than vice, but for almost a year, vice was consistently one of their best performers. He's not as skilled as sick, but i think he has the work ethic and talent to get to a point where hes one of the best in NA
2019-03-23 22:33
Maybe, lets hope he can show it in the c9 jersey!
2019-03-24 08:37
#55
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France StickyRice
Not much better than Zellsis, maybe not even better, he was far from being the best player on Rogue lul
2019-03-23 21:10
#83
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Korea Damianlee
I was watching both Rogue (cause of vice) and C9 (obviously) games and I'm pretty sure vice is more consistant even though Zellsis may be better in clutch situations. I'd take consistancy over some clutches I guess
2019-03-23 21:13
#97
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France StickyRice
Yeah he has more experience than Zellsis, that's for sure, but still, a debatable pickup to me.
2019-03-23 21:16
#104
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Korea Damianlee
At least, he's a good guy who wants to succeed. I prefer that to an experienced EU player who only seeks for a team to play the next major and leave after. C9 just needs stability right now
2019-03-23 21:18
#56
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Asia mocity123
dead team
2019-03-23 21:10
Autimaric was a risky move and played out well. C9 is really trying to push the NA scene forward. Good luck to them.
2019-03-23 21:10
#69
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Turkey thcnkpln
Stew was bigger risk
2019-03-23 21:11
Anyway, they are really taking risks, trying to push young/new talent which I think should be done more often by teams.
2019-03-23 21:16
Tim had already shown he could play well against top teams when he got picked up. Vice is a bit more questionable, but he's been decent in recent months against better competition than Zellsis so it could work out.
2019-03-23 21:19
#59
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Serbia d1ckson
LUL
2019-03-23 21:11
c9 new VP just leave cs and never come back ty
2019-03-23 21:11
#189
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North America MashSL
We have beaten you like the last 8 out of 10 games, big is shit lmao
2019-03-23 23:42
Big is so trash lol
2019-03-27 17:03
#62
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Turkey thcnkpln
Is wardell really that much retarded to not joining the c9 or c9 retarded to not buyout him?
2019-03-23 21:11
They tried to buy Wardell, he declined. Wardell likes the flexiabily ghost gives him to be an aggressive sweet.
2019-03-23 21:57
#63
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United States inflict
Maybe EPL spot up in MDL since there isn't even an ex-Rogue to compete?
2019-03-23 21:11
#64
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Korea Damianlee
NA C9 > EU C9 Let's go ! I freaking love vice, one of my favorite player. He's a better version of Zellsis. Hope it finally works out for the team
2019-03-23 21:11
Sick would have been better... 😭
2019-03-23 21:37
#150
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North America SLGam1ng
But complexity got him faster :/
2019-03-23 21:46
Good move. Basically stalling Kio, Golden and Auti's careers for some months until they decide to replace him again
2019-03-23 21:11
#66
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Brazil Seleskva
wtf
2019-03-23 21:11
Sunny didn't want to go there not big suprise.
2019-03-23 21:11
thank god they didn't sign BOT zellsis
2019-03-23 21:12
#76
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
wtf asian team? >autimatic >jugi >rambo >vice OMEGALUL
2019-03-23 21:12
#99
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United States CallOfDuty
jugi isn't joining m8. he's either going back to OpTic or some scrub ass team. So basically a scrub ass team
2019-03-23 21:17
On optic website their cs roster shows they picked up niko and let refrezh go
2019-03-23 21:42
that's when niko was on trial for us before we picked up refrezh. MSL is joining OpTic too so snappi wouldn't be there
2019-03-23 21:50
oh i wasent sure
2019-03-23 21:59
Finally, vice been slept on for too long
2019-03-23 21:12
why? what happened to jugi and konfig?
2019-03-23 21:12
#80
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Brazil steambored
From watching Vice in Mortality to Cloud9, goodluck homie
2019-03-23 21:12
NA CS LETS GO
2019-03-23 21:13
Pog
2019-03-23 21:13
Who? Wait... Daniel "vice" Kim (trial) Ronald "Rambo" Kim (coach) 👀
2019-03-23 21:13
70% asians are Kim
2019-03-23 21:24
I was don't know this details.
2019-03-23 21:24
Not even close to be true. If you say 70% of Koreans have the last name "Kim", I would be OK with that. Kim is not a popular last name outside of Korea.
2019-03-23 23:06
Yeah thats kimposibble
2019-03-24 01:11
free auti
2019-03-23 21:14
kio still on c9????? sick was best player on rogue sorry c9 but missed out again
2019-03-23 21:14
Complexity got him faster,
2019-03-23 21:59
#88
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Portugal Stifmyster
AHAAHAHAHA from Major Champion team to tryout trashes
2019-03-23 21:14
+99999
2019-03-23 21:25
Vice Principal on hbo is a hella funny show tho, Danny McBride <3
2019-03-23 21:14
#90
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Germany ConAction
unexpected
2019-03-23 21:14
vice city
2019-03-23 21:14
+10
2019-03-23 21:30
de_vice Pog
2019-03-23 21:15
ez top 1 world
2019-03-25 17:54
rip
2019-03-23 21:15
budget device
2019-03-23 21:17
Another PogChamp
2019-03-23 21:17
botvice or godvice?
2019-03-23 21:18
#112
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Sweden Lagge15
Why not both?
2019-03-23 21:22
vice city
2019-03-23 21:20
not bad but not great, still better than anyone i was expecting them to pickup
2019-03-23 21:20
#110
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Sweden Lagge15
So this mean Kio stay?
2019-03-23 21:22
what is going on with c9
2019-03-23 21:22
WH OMEGALUL ?
2019-03-23 21:24
Asian power
2019-03-23 21:25
#120
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Reunion ramowarr
lulc9
2019-03-23 21:26
Next Stewie?
2019-03-23 21:29
He is actually a good player
2019-03-23 21:32
gl vice
2019-03-23 21:35
wtf
2019-03-23 21:36
WTF???
2019-03-23 21:37
from targetting sunny then konfig to this lol
2019-03-23 21:37
+1 GIGALUL
2019-03-23 21:39
Should have stuck with infinite.
2019-03-23 21:38
rip cloud9 :(
2019-03-23 21:39
Clown9
2019-03-23 21:40
meh
2019-03-23 21:41
#143
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Japan Legoshi
american r o s t e r p o g
2019-03-23 21:42
#145
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Poland (bartek)
vice and Rambo are brothers?
2019-03-23 21:43
father and son
2019-03-23 21:44
Did not see that one coming. GL
2019-03-23 21:44
bot
2019-03-23 21:44
wow... father and son
2019-03-23 21:45
what about konfig and jugi report
2019-03-23 21:47
same question here
2019-03-24 05:46
seriusly?
2019-03-23 21:47
Nice trial player good choice
2019-03-23 21:49
but why? seriously why cloud9?? the guy canteven perform well against tier 3 teams. they could pick up any european player, and they choose vice, wtf
2019-03-23 21:49
Kick all non Asians
2019-03-23 21:50
WTF LOL
2019-03-23 21:50
Black Asian wtf
2019-03-23 22:01
LOL? ???????? Well, this confirms that both Danes are out of Rogue so RIP Hiko Kek
2019-03-23 22:11
#169
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Taiwan iloviz
disband plz Clown9
2019-03-23 22:16
so jugi and konfig arent joining c9? wtf vice really they aint gonna be top 10 not even top 20 with this lineup.. they need experienced star player
2019-03-23 22:19
ez 4 Vice-president
2019-03-23 22:21
Good luck!
2019-03-23 22:26
#175
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World taco__
Clown 9 is not a meme anymore they are straight dumb and ruining the organisation's name. What are those roster changes...
2019-03-23 22:34
rambo is dad of VICE? same surname
2019-03-23 22:35
trash player for dead team
2019-03-23 22:49
#180
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Netherlands BuioCS
Everyone he is on TRIAL not a full member yet so chill out
2019-03-23 23:04
#181
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Germany sza_
top tier org low tier player nice
2019-03-23 23:05
Faze cant even make the na minor closed qualifier but rogue can take that
2019-03-24 00:52
#206
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Germany sza_
nt rogue will never make it past groups
2019-03-24 01:21
Top tier org Top tier player Low achievement Choke clan
2019-03-25 03:32
#255
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Germany sza_
wouldnt say that faze got low achievement and if you do your research you can see that they dont so nt
2019-03-25 16:50
C9 1 major faze 0 major
2019-03-26 02:37
Kio back golden back wtf are those moves from c9
2019-03-23 23:08
#184
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United States Doge14
poor auti and kio
2019-03-23 23:23
dis aint it chief
2019-03-23 23:36
Bring back hiko
2019-03-23 23:41
C9 is smart af they don't spend any of their assets while also attempting to bring up a promising NA player who has really grown from what he once was with Rogue. If Vice does become a better player within C9's system it will be better for the NA scene overrall it doesn't have a lot of top tier talent. Probably better for marketing to be an NA team too.
2019-03-23 23:55
hopefully he plays well, guy has alot of talent
2019-03-24 00:02
#195
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Poland _EXILON_
from major winner to tier 10 :DDDDDDDD
2019-03-24 00:17
#217
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North America SK_Skay
still better than vp
2019-03-24 03:24
#235
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Poland _EXILON_
vp is shit clown9 is shit, well? :D
2019-03-24 12:53
cloud9 still top10 team vp = tier3 dog shit
2019-03-25 11:33
Why doens't Cloud9 pick moose? For christ sake, the guy is 10 times better than vice, he carries that eUnited shitty team.
2019-03-24 00:36
Legit the best suggestion
2019-03-24 02:19
so + config jugi was fake?
2019-03-24 00:37
They realized that using randomnamepicker.com wasnt the best way to find new players
2019-03-24 00:50
I thought the "Leftover" lineup already disbanded?
2019-03-24 00:48
#205
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Hungary jofpet
EZ for Csaba "V1CE" Kaposvári
2019-03-24 01:20
#207
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Argentina XaiDN
Vice and rambo are brothers??
2019-03-24 01:29
#208
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United States sxg
when will teams build a roster to compete with astralis
2019-03-24 01:52
I fucking called it
2019-03-24 01:53
Where and when men))? Proofs please
2019-03-24 05:01
changing players every month LUL
2019-03-24 01:56
Rouge may be dead but the spirit lives on. Vice should have gone to complexity and sick to C9. The top two members found good homes and that's a great thing. Now, Vice isn't horrible. He's actually a really good IGL)Fragger. He's always rose with the talent around him so RUSH, Auti, and Kio should be fine. Solid move and should work out very well.
2019-03-24 02:00
Hmm...i mean...its nice seeing Vice getting a chance...but...not sure about this one tbh. They got a bunch of players they could try.
2019-03-24 03:16
#216
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North America SK_Skay
wtf why just add jugi so auti can use rifle
2019-03-24 03:23
Autimatic has specifically said he wants to AWP he doesn't want to rifle.
2019-03-24 12:19
#220
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India Reaper1
what is C9 upto
2019-03-24 05:01
#225
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Sweden shakti
C9 just became the highest ranked asian CS:GO team. Congrats!
2019-03-24 08:10
C9 can't grab Device so pick up Vice instead.
2019-03-24 08:51
Finally an American player. Now kick Golden and take in Nifty!
2019-03-24 09:44
More Asians=More Wins
2019-03-24 10:09
#230
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Denmark pistolen
Just cut Golden already man
2019-03-24 11:52
Should have aimed for Sick instead of vice. Two biggest reasons, 1. Because he's younger and has more room to develop and get better 2. He's better than vice Instead they go with a mediocre NA talent instead of a rising star in NA.
2019-03-24 12:18
#259
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North America SLGam1ng
Complexity probs got him first
2019-03-25 18:43
Probably, but they had plenty of time before Col picked him up
2019-03-25 19:05
Is vice Rambo's brother?
2019-03-24 12:52
#236
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Bosnia and Herzegovina awn12
Trial9
2019-03-24 13:18
#237
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Hungary raffai
C9 tier 500
2019-03-24 13:29
#238
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North America POPDADDY1
Bring Back Hiko!!
2019-03-24 13:30
#240
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Asia Korajon
is that stewie twin?
2019-03-24 15:52
ok nice
2019-03-24 19:25
#246
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
are they winning anything at all? is NA going to be the worst performing region at the end of csgo's lifespan?
2019-03-25 02:34
Asia
2019-03-25 13:16
#267
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
Considering how few organizations there are in asia and so on i'd say they're atleast trying.
2019-03-26 05:31
Plz kick Kio . We need him on the french scene
2019-03-25 08:12
#258
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North America SLGam1ng
He will not leave because of major spot
2019-03-25 18:43
Yes I know
2019-03-25 18:44
why not niko tho?
2019-03-25 10:11
F
2019-03-25 11:32
#253
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Russia QibyVGZEN
Stewie2k comeback to Cloud9! Welcome again, Stewie!
2019-03-25 13:47
#256
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United States Phaqs
If they were going to do something like this, they should have just gave Zellsis more time.
2019-03-25 17:05
still trash, just kick every american and make c9 eu maybe they will achieve anything, na cs sucks, especially USA cs, liquid is carried by Canadians
2019-03-26 01:35
even zellsis is better than vice luul
2019-03-26 21:35
What? Who? Why?
2019-03-26 22:55
Daniel Kim ?? The guy who makes music rewind on youtube ?
2019-03-27 16:33
rating 1.01?? he will be kicked
2019-03-28 04:39
TenZ tarik SicK autimatic Brehze its will be better than Liquid LOL
2019-03-28 15:45
Bring amanek to c9 pls
2019-03-29 19:17
another korean xD
2019-04-01 11:45
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