KILLDREAM returns to Giants

Giants have announced that they have brought back Joao "KILLDREAM" Ferreira into their starting line-up.

The 26-year-old makes a return to the Portuguese team less than two months after being benched to make way for Luís "ZELIN" Lousada, one of the most highly-rated players in the country.

He will be stepping into the shoes of Rui "RIZZZ" Lima, who made his final appearance for Giants in the first open qualifier for Charleroi Esports, in which the team lost to Sprout in the final.

KILLDREAM takes RIZZZ's place in the starting line-up

KILLDREAM was already in the server last week during the European open qualifier for DreamHack Masters Dallas, in which Giants lost in overtime to ex-3DMAX, who would go on to progress to the closed stage.

With these changes, Giants now have:

Portugal Ricardo "rmn" Oliveira
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco
Portugal Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes
Portugal Luís "ZELIN" Lousada
Portugal Joao "KILLDREAM" Ferreira

Portugal Rui "RIZZZ" Lima (benched)

Portugal Ricardo "AIm" Almeida (coach)

Portugal Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
421
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Portugal Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveira
Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveira
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Portugal Rui 'RIZZZ' Lima
Rui 'RIZZZ' Lima
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
805
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Portugal Luís 'ZELIN' Lousada
Luís 'ZELIN' Lousada
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
311
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Portugal Ricardo 'AIm' Almeida
Ricardo 'AIm' Almeida
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
59
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Who?
2019-03-26 17:51
An 1.6 player who played in k1ck team with fox and mutiris alot of times before.
2019-03-26 17:56
#18
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
In many Dreamhack Events
2019-03-26 17:56
#54
Dosia | 
Nepal Draagon 
this is such insane amazing change that we need now we can beat astralis... thx for this portuguese scene we see you in ...
2019-03-26 18:28
Yusotosic?
2019-03-26 18:44
#68
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Portugal antCB 
"An 1.6 player" you couldn't be any wronger than you are. lol, he never played 1.6 (in a team) with any of the players in giants. he was playing crossfire or whatever the fuck the game was.
2019-03-26 19:05
Haha Yea i played with him xD
2019-03-27 00:33
who fox? murtis?
2019-03-27 04:35
Unluko f5 but not even 52nd
2019-03-26 18:27
#5
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Brazil mth^ 
nice
2019-03-26 17:52
#7
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Canada Michaelides 
LULW
2019-03-26 17:52
#8
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Spain HolaBuenas 
FINALLY
2019-03-26 17:52
Now they just need to find a good replacement for Eli Manning and they might have some future potential.
2019-03-26 17:53
#48
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Europe pencilvester 
lul
2019-03-26 18:22
#13
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Netherlands PATOZR 
Time to kill some dreams
2019-03-26 17:53
#19
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Portugal kanezz 
agora sim crl!
2019-03-26 17:56
Tenho pena pelo Rizz porque acho que ele estava a crescer e iria estar a grande nível. Mas aqui estão os 5 melhores jogadores portugueses! Bora Giants! I feel bad for Rizz because I think he was growing up and becoming good! But here are the best 5 portuguese players. Go Giants
2019-03-27 14:29
#137
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Portugal kanezz 
exato, eu gosto bastante do rizz, mas estes 5 sao os melhores tugas no momento
2019-03-27 14:28
#159
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Portugal D1recT 
Rizz wasn’t keeping up with the rest on the officials againts bigger teams
2019-03-28 16:08
step up gigantes
2019-03-26 17:57
+1 xaxaxaxa
2019-03-26 17:58
#27
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
+1 pls
2019-03-26 18:01
#21
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Other NDRnews 
Riizz is shit KILLDREAM better shit but shit
2019-03-26 17:57
When we win again against you we talk, QUADRADO FOREVER! AFONSO HENRIQUES in their back
2019-03-26 21:49
#105
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Spain Alvarot 
podéis jugar la liga portuguesa si tan mal os caemos.
2019-03-26 22:59
#120
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Spain GamerGuillem 
+1
2019-03-27 00:58
we dont do it because we like to have fun smurfing
2019-03-27 16:35
Oof stop being so bad for them they will cry ahah
2019-03-27 18:34
ahahahaha morri a rir agora xD
2019-03-28 07:51
#22
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Brazil Aloha420 
I remember him!
2019-03-26 17:57
#23
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France PopeyeLul 
dafuq is with those news, hltv are u ok?
2019-03-26 17:58
#30
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Spain HolaBuenas 
what is ur problem men))
2019-03-26 18:03
#86
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
I guess they're trying to include all-around the world's news, changes and that stuff
2019-03-26 20:14
#25
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
FINNALY
2019-03-26 18:01
#28
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Europe Skraj 
This team can't be any more irrelevant even if they tried
2019-03-26 18:02
sad but true
2019-03-26 19:09
#29
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Ethiopia Runc3s 
1 team 3 ricardo's
2019-03-26 18:02
#127
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Portugal andreclerigo 
Perfect receipt
2019-03-27 09:11
Ricardo Milos Gang ?
2019-03-27 19:28
#147
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Ethiopia Runc3s 
hell yeah
2019-03-27 20:00
#31
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
this is huge bros now im big giant fan
2019-03-26 18:03
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION?
2019-03-26 18:07
Budget brazil lul
2019-03-26 18:07
#36
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
Now the best five are finally together, time to work harder than all, and smarter like few! #letsgogiants
2019-03-26 18:09
#38
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Spain loviac 
gl Giants!
2019-03-26 18:10
Great news for the portuguese scene!
2019-03-26 18:11
Good luck Giants!
2019-03-26 18:15
#44
ropz | 
Europe SadPuppet 
26, 32, 26, 25, 26
2019-03-26 18:16
#49
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Europe pencilvester 
Not bad average
2019-03-26 18:24
Oldies XD
2019-03-26 18:27
#55
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
and?
2019-03-26 18:33
#65
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France BOOBALECOQ 
oldies
2019-03-26 19:03
Highest rated player in this team is botfox with 1.04 omegalul
2019-03-26 18:16
#46
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
nice ! expected
2019-03-26 18:20
Well that's a giant dreamkiller...
2019-03-26 18:22
#122
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Portugal wiseGOD 
Badum Tsss
2019-03-27 01:54
Good move! Nice to see him back
2019-03-26 18:49
#59
fox | 
Portugal big13alc 
Nice welcome back!!
2019-03-26 18:51
#62
tabac0 | 
Portugal EHEHEHE 
nnice
2019-03-26 18:54
#64
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Portugal kikz_17 
better than ence, furia and INTZ
2019-03-26 18:59
#66
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France BOOBALECOQ 
nice bait 8/8
2019-03-26 19:03
i mean, better than furia its true...
2019-03-26 19:11
#72
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Brazil Smartzilian 
0/8 xD
2019-03-26 19:12
you´re drunk? Furia is way better.
2019-03-26 23:54
#67
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Portugal MR_CAL 
NICCCEEEEE
2019-03-26 19:04
#74
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Brazil stewArt1 
pt stronk men cheers from São Paulo thx
2019-03-26 19:26
#75
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
They can only become better now if they sign CR7.
2019-03-26 19:28
neymar > giants
2019-03-26 19:31
#78
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Portugal KuaZar 
who is igling btw?
2019-03-26 19:42
#80
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Portugal Yaxok 
mut
2019-03-26 19:54
#81
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Portugal Yaxok 
1000000 iDs striking
2019-03-26 19:56
#82
fox | 
Portugal story! 
200 iq move
2019-03-26 19:57
#84
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China Blitzer 
! serious question for portuguese experts ! with rizz out of the team and the return of the killdream this should be the strongest possible roster in the portuguese scene right? zelin + killdream = firepower fox is fox rmn = best hybrid mutiris = best entry and decent igl
2019-03-26 20:13
#87
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Europe TriHard_8R 
they might have the best players but not the best possible team. they need a strong IGL
2019-03-26 20:17
#88
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China Blitzer 
zlynx?
2019-03-26 20:18
#89
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
zlynx dont have fire power to this... This is the best team we can have tbh
2019-03-26 20:22
#92
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China Blitzer 
+1 good luck
2019-03-26 20:29
#154
Jame | 
Portugal gazav 
Amazing for DeathMatch LOL
2019-03-27 21:22
#90
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Portugal KuaZar 
zlynx and fox dont get along
2019-03-26 20:23
#91
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China Blitzer 
+1 POGGERS if thats the no chance
2019-03-26 20:29
#93
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Europe TriHard_8R 
nah hes too weak individually imo. I dont really know any good IGLs, maybe they can keep mut and get a coach because I doubt mut will do well, he doesnt seem to have IGL personality
2019-03-26 20:29
Fakeflagger?
2019-03-27 00:23
As much as I respect fox, I would like to give obj a chance to awp
2019-03-27 23:08
#85
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Europe TriHard_8R 
expected, now they dont have an IGL tho so RIP
2019-03-26 20:14
mut is the IGL Rizz wasnt calling
2019-03-26 23:46
#101
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Portugal FoxTier500 
good to see that our tier 10 scene is doing big moves
2019-03-26 21:59
#102
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Bulgaria R34 
Is there no “fresh” talent in portugal, I mean this squad consists of players above 25 y, maybe they should do so some scouting and bring in new blood for the portuguese scene to prosper.
2019-03-26 22:10
#104
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Canada skiLfuI 
there is but tbh in Portugal there are alot of big egos, I dont think any of the giants players would like to play with younger and newer players because they've known eachother for a long time. Pretty much no teams have long projects apart from offset and giants (even tho giants have switched players alot of times). We have tournaments, leagues, more orgs for teams(Things that were missing in Portugal), young players that are good individually but their egos are so big that they cant take any criticiscm, so no teams workout, and basically thats why we have no scene.
2019-03-26 22:35
+1 something like Allu and Sergej playing together is almost impossible in this scene. Plus, the lack of IGLs in Portugal is alarming.
2019-03-26 23:53
Fox is 32 and Mut is his lifetime budy around same age. Rest of the team yeah 26~, retire or irrelevant soon (when new gen arrives) Vodafone made this time for many reasons but NOT for longevity. Everyone in the scene busy focusing on fox and Mut penis size is but soon real talent will emerge and Vodafone will have top players retiring to replace and these guys getting near 30yo, retire or hang on with the new blood. My only doubt is will Vodafone drop the team (i'm not saying if it fails (that matters) or bring the newblood as olders leave. I hope Vodafone supports the changes to come over time as they will. Sauce: In the scene since 1.5 Edit: YngSharks got 5 kids and gave coachi a whip so they stay in place. This will be needed, I disagree that IGLs come hard, i think respect and knowing your place is the issue. Get some coachi and a bat.
2019-03-26 23:26
Meanwhile Fnatic has a 15yo newblood in tournaments main lineup We have more than double that age LUL
2019-03-26 23:42
Yeah, coachi is the best portuguese coach.
2019-03-26 23:50
mut is 26
2019-03-27 01:27
Near 30yo
2019-03-27 14:47
how is 26 years made in december close to 30?
2019-03-27 20:00
average of the age is near 30 not mut in specific
2019-03-27 20:04
#142
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Portugal antCB 
"YngSharks got 5 kids" nak is really a kid. LOL what a retard
2019-03-27 17:40
#123
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Portugal HuGod23 
Killdream <3
2019-03-27 02:00
#131
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Spain 7VultuR 
Finally, hope this roster can catch up riders asap
2019-03-27 11:27
#132
TenZ | 
CIS Desss30 
Portuguese CS it's a joke OMEGALUL
2019-03-27 11:38
Incredible move! I'm sure they will be able to get 3rd place at a tier 4 tournament now!
2019-03-27 13:55
Very good move
2019-03-27 14:09
#139
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Brazil Raco_br 
>Portugual >High tier cs Pick one
2019-03-27 14:49
#141
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Portugal bhyeera 
You should be ashamed of posting that right now ahahah Let me educate you: Portugal is probably one the countries that play counter strike with LESS decent tournaments. Out of the top of my head, we had two past year: Moche XL and Blast Pro Series that are worth mentioning. We barely have any qualifiers. Now brasil with so many tournaments and teams playing? Big competitive scene, players playing in international teams, and you can’t achieve shit? I like mibr, but stop thinking your cs is still relevant lol welcome to astralis era.
2019-03-27 16:57
#157
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Brazil Raco_br 
Are you mental ? There is no big tournaments in Brazil, the reallity Brazil is stuck in south america the first step for a brazilian team to get better is going to usa or europe to have opportunities to qualify for decent tournaments. Guess what Portugal is in Europe, you are born in a place where you can play the best competitive CS in world, you dont need to move out you country even your house. Portugal has decent ping to play all over the europe and guess what... portugal is still shit in CS and its not from today, CS has now more than 20 years and still your shithole country couldnt make into t2 even tought having all the benefits being placed in the best place in the world to learn counter-strike. Brazilian CS is relevant since 1.6 we have always had at least one team playing in majors events, but what about Portugal ? What is the fucking history you can tell me about Cs and portugal ? Portugal doesnt suck because its a small country it suck because portuguese people have a small mentality, that is the reality and suck it up
2019-03-28 13:59
shit ping btw
2019-03-28 16:48
#163
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Brazil Raco_br 
50 ms with germany and 40 ms with france is doable and not an excuse
2019-03-29 12:40
while other with 20 and stuff not an excuse ye but it would be better and fairly in lAN or in mid ping
2019-03-29 13:09
#166
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Portugal bhyeera 
Oh, I didn't know online CS is what matters... But I don't think you understood, we have no tournaments at all ON LAN :D And thanks for proving my point, you always have teams qualifiying to tournaments because you have Q-U-A-L-I-F-I-E-R-S. Nice try. So sure, come and claim you don't have any either... I'll probably start sending you a link every time I see something about BR tournaments so you can stfu LOL
2019-04-01 22:06
#167
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Brazil Raco_br 
Dude you have europe qualify, travelling portugal to any western europe is much smaller distance for a brazilian player go on lan events on Sao Paulo, or do you think every brazilian player is born in the same state ? Lol, do you know how cs team works ? They play online 90% of the time all scrims and pratices are online they only play finals which are on LAN, even qualify is online so wtf are you talking about ? Do you know why we have some minor tournaments in Brazil ? Because its damm expensive going to europe or na without sponsors. If you asked for the brazilian community if we rather have decent connection with europe or minor events on Brazil we would choose having decent connection because what we want is playing on majors and that is achieved being in place where you can scrim and participate in the best league in world because like I said before most of the pratice, training , scrimming is done online, offline events is only yo show to the world what you have pratice for. Lets just be honest, you just want minors in portugal only say a portuguese team can achieve anything at all, thats ridiculous mentality, portugal has all the technological infra structure for having a tier1 team, but yet portugal still suck. No one cares about minors events in south america and that exists all these events are only made for teams without sponsor show their game so they can find a sponsor that will bring them to north america and europe. You are born in europe, just play faceit or esea that eventually you will be playing on LAN events if you DESERVE .
2019-04-01 22:32
#144
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Germany Axel_Voss 
Legend!!!
2019-03-27 19:01
cool
2019-03-27 19:09
gl to him
2019-03-27 21:21
cx
2019-03-27 21:21
#158
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337 
totaly forgot about fox lol
2019-03-28 14:00
#161
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Germany Oberleutnant 
ok
2019-03-28 16:58
#162
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Europe MiGaFp 
hmm
2019-03-28 22:31
nice
2019-03-29 17:35
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