Calyx: "Nobody knows the scale of the problems we had in Space Soldiers"

We caught up with Buğra "Calyx" Arkın following his decision to part ways with ex-Space Soldiers to ask him about why he is leaving, his prolonged underperformance, and the effect of Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş' departure.

The 20-year old rifler had been part of the Turkish team since the start of 2017, picking up a handful of international titles and attending two Majors while playing alongside XANTARES and Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli - two players who have also jumped ship.

Calyx, whose last event with the team was the first stage of ESL Pro League Europe, is currently assessing his options and does not close the door on a move to North America.

Calyx will continue his career outside of Turkey

In this interview, Calyx discusses several matters, including his inconsistency and decision to seek a new challenge, and XANTARES' departure and public criticism of the team.

Let's start with your decision to start a new chapter in your career. What were the reasons behind this decision? Have you been practicing regularly with the team and how did things like salary affect you?

We were not part of an organization for almost seven months, so we did not get any salary. This situation severely affected us and we were not fully motivated. And this affected our results as well.

Even though we left Space Soldiers, our practice sessions continued as usual. But, like I mentioned, because we didn't have a steady income and because the things we had gone through last year (which we didn't share) affected us psychologically, we were not able to get any good results and found ourselves in a vicious cycle.

When did you realize that your path didn't align with that of the team? Did it happen when XANTARES left or did you think then that the team had a future?

We thought we could continue after XANTARES left but we didn't have an organization supporting us and we couldn't get the results that we wanted. After a while, MAJ3R had to go as well because he now has a family to feed and he wasn't able to continue without a steady source of income. In short, I didn't come to this decision because our paths didn't align, but because we didn't have an organization.

Do you hold XANTARES responsible for what happened? Or do you understand his decision to leave for BIG?

We were in talks with a lot of organizations when XANTARES left. Unfortunately, the sad part here is that XANTARES had a certain salary expectation and the negotiations were being held with that expectation in mind. Just when we were going back-and-forth with organisations about salary, XANTARES suddenly accepted BIG's offer.

If he hadn't made this move, we would be playing for an organization at the moment. This sudden move caused a roster change a week before the Minor and made our bad performances in Katowice inevitable. After that, organizations ended negotiations with us. For those reasons, I can't justify his departure one week prior to the Minor. But I would have supported him if he had left afterward.

Do you agree with XANTARES' criticism that some of the other players on the team were not as committed as he was?

XANTARES really invested lots of hours into the game and he was very ambitious. But he can't expect everyone to spend as much time as he does because it could have a negative effect on others. To give you an example, we would practice six to eight hours a day. Then we would sometimes play FPL. XANTARES, on the other hand, would get into FPL every day without exceptions. But I have seen him change this behavior recently, so his opinion and perspective regarding this matter might have changed.

You have stated that you are still practicing with the team. Could this mean that we will see you at ESL Pro League Relegation if you don't find a new home by then?

The team is currently in a revamping process. If we can build up some sort of coherence, I would like to take part in EPL Relegation to stay close to the professional scene while my search for a new team continues.

Many looked at you as a rising star and as the next XANTARES, but many believe you have not been able to reach the same heights, especially after 2018. Do you agree with that? What are the reasons behind this?

Nobody actually knows the scale of the problems we had in Space Soldiers and we don't share them. These issues had an impact on our motivation and we had to shift our attention to a lot of unnecessary details outside of the game. Our personal levels dropped because of this and also because we were not able to find a new organization. But this is not an excuse, I will work harder to come back better than ever before.

Let's talk a little bit about your future. What do you look for in a team? Do you expect it to be in Top 30, for example? Anything else?

The lineup is the most important thing, rather than world ranking because the offer could come from a team forming a new roster. If I have faith in the lineup, we can climb the rankings together.

You said that you were open to offers from both EU and NA? Would you prefer one over the other if you received similar offers from both regions?

If I get similar offers, I would pick the team where I think I would be more successful. By the way, I have a ten-year US visa.

Lastly, how is your English?

I believe it is in good shape.

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1037
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 Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
759
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
HE IS RIGHT! He should join a EU mix team in my opinion, he is a great player.
2019-05-05 20:25
#2
2019-05-05 20:24
#1 guy's comment got deleted
2019-05-05 20:25
#40
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Turkey Mustafa- 
who missed Space Soldiers? They was talented team. Calyx was god, MAJ3R was mastermind, XANTARES was better than NiKo and paz was better than Hiko, nGIN was better than BOT Alex. we want old SS back
2019-05-05 20:35
#45
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
They already had an era in old de_cobble
2019-05-05 20:37
#52
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Turkey Mustafa- 
nt issa murad
2019-05-05 20:43
#62
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Ez4ISSAA
2019-05-05 20:53
+1
2019-05-06 14:46
Issaa must try to vanish woxic and play for mousesports LUL
2019-05-07 11:05
Beating T3 teams =/= era
2019-05-05 21:05
#90
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
It was in the EPL , they qualified to the finals with a big score , being dominant at cobble , if i am not mistaken...
2019-05-05 21:12
#122
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
They were quite good on cache and they improved cbble then valve just fucked them by removing cbble
2019-05-05 22:27
#128
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Yeah, they were a high tier team... Can't underestimate them...
2019-05-05 22:29
#131
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
Space soldiers were good org but not rich and that made the players disappoitment
2019-05-05 22:36
-1/10
2019-05-05 21:06
#157
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Turkey Mustafa- 
God matches ty bro
2019-05-06 00:17
#194
blaze | 
Brazil Blazzze 
+1
2019-05-06 15:06
#132
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
only fucking if they went thru with that -ngin +w0xic move
2019-05-05 22:37
-xantares -calyx -woxic -maj3r -paz ez top 5 hltv
2019-05-06 01:33
better than NiKo?? Wtf? R u kiddn me? XANTARES better than s1mple as a rifler,but definately not better than NiKo in any situation.
2019-05-06 11:52
#218
paz | 
Turkey 4zzK 
anca abart amk yok xantares Niko dan iyimiş yok neymiş neymiş bişiler . Xantares is tottally FPL player . He is overrated , nothing more . Look back , has he ever carry his team like the other rifflers ? NO . Turkish fans are so emotional . Actually , we will see same thing in BİG . He is playing 10 match and 3 match is good enough just .
2019-05-06 23:42
Yes cuz you report him you pokeface
2019-05-05 20:55
+1 what a good person
2019-05-05 21:15
XD content
2019-05-05 21:26
#9
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India Tritium 
Nice nem men
2019-05-05 20:24
alt f4
2019-05-05 20:25
Ngl he would be a good fit for a team like NoChance or GamerLegion. Calyx Draken cadiaN Smooya (until he gets a better team) ???
2019-05-05 21:49
#120
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Turkey Xympo 
and ngiN
2019-05-05 22:19
#124
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
Ngin? Tier200 team xd
2019-05-05 22:28
I want the team to be able to win maps sorry
2019-05-05 23:50
#197
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Turkey Xympo 
Im joking guys relax xD
2019-05-06 16:29
#144
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Poland xBG1 
3 snipers xd
2019-05-05 23:17
Fuck cadiaN on the AWP. Just need him to IGL and hes one of the only free agents id see in this team. Smooya > Draken so Smooya primary AWP.
2019-05-05 23:50
#199
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Poland xBG1 
LOL, draken is shit, let him play in his swedish team
2019-05-06 17:38
What swedish team? Didnt go into GamerLegion, unofficially in Ancient since no news made. Hes good in T2, not top teams. This mix is the exact level hed be at
2019-05-06 21:19
#215
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Poland xBG1 
disco doplan draken freddyfrog and noname i will see in last quali to DH Summer
2019-05-06 21:52
It was Draken Doplan FreddieB RuStY Plopski It isnt official as Grux, Pronax, and znajder are still on the roster
2019-05-06 23:32
#222
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Poland xBG1 
Ye, my bad
2019-05-07 01:45
It was actually announced that this was the new roster roughly like 2 hours ago and that Pronax would be on and off coaching them.
2019-05-07 01:52
#225
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Poland xBG1 
looks good
2019-05-07 10:45
I would rather see -rusty +kreaz/grux
2019-05-07 14:07
#168
 | 
Indonesia Volt_OW 
How many awpers you want in one team?
2019-05-06 03:03
Fuck cadiaN as an awper. You have 2 players who are good on it and thats all you need. Make cadiaN support the stars. Maybe triple awp rarely
2019-05-06 04:30
#160
 | 
United States @FyreCS 
New TSM FNS/Maj3r Calyx NatoSaphix Hobbit Dima/Crush
2019-05-06 00:47
#189
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Turkey sarpSAS 
majer?
2019-05-06 14:03
#200
 | 
Poland xBG1 
lol shit team smooya flusha kio sunny calyx and major is coming
2019-05-06 17:40
great team bro
2019-05-06 18:47
#212
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Poland xBG1 
ty my friend
2019-05-06 20:45
#219
paz | 
Turkey 4zzK 
Who is ur İGL bro :D delete smooya and take ''paz'' in this team after that major is coming . Dont forget brother , paz can play every function , entry frag. , awper , sometimes IGL . He needs a chance to play for big teams , at big events.
2019-05-06 23:47
#223
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Poland xBG1 
Paz good English? IGL role can take flusha/kio/sunny, smooya>paz, sorry, imo paz will be perfect for nochance replacing Thomas/styko
2019-05-07 01:47
#228
paz | 
Turkey 4zzK 
paz's english is good brother watch this video '' youtube.com/watch?v=JC6azxJIRKU'' :) watch him matches at big events . he is still young and ı hope we gonna see him at big scence
2019-05-07 21:35
#3
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Denmark devnr1 
gg
2019-05-05 20:24
#41
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Turkey Mustafa- 
thanks denmark
2019-05-05 20:36
Rip 1
2019-05-05 20:24
#11
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India Tritium 
Nice edit "D"
2019-05-05 20:25
Congratz men, that’s probaly why i wrote rip 1 instead
2019-05-05 20:33
#37
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India Tritium 
If the author was MIRAA, it would've been deleted instantly.
2019-05-05 20:34
poor guy
2019-05-05 20:24
Xantares confirmed biggest snake in CSGO scene!
2019-05-06 00:28
After Stewie2face
2019-05-06 11:30
#7
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India Tritium 
Ok
2019-05-05 20:24
Wtf why remove #1
2019-05-05 20:25
+1 disgusting discrimination against tier 1 users
2019-05-05 20:27
U deserved #1 men ((
2019-05-05 20:27
It's not important. #2 is a great user.
2019-05-05 20:28
Thank u men)))
2019-05-05 20:28
#69
2019-05-05 20:26
#15
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Poland Z3iTH 
Say this to VP :D
2019-05-05 20:26
Blame hardstyle. Useless fat dude.
2019-05-05 20:26
without hardstyle you wouldnt hear spaceS`s name anywhere, u retard. He is the reason spaceS is a thing.
2019-05-05 22:08
#126
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
+1
2019-05-05 22:29
he is the reason those extremely talented dudes never achieved anything significant orever had a real system in place. he is the reason they played with ngin for so fuckinglong. the team turned around because the players kicked tugux and got maj3r. he is the reason they never actually got a decent new player in the roster because he knows jacshit about the turkish playerbase. you could easily see how clueless he is about cs in his interviews. 100k ids lmao. cheers.
2019-05-05 23:22
#198
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Sweden Bangs 
How the fuck is it hardstyles fault for the team not removing ngiN?
2019-05-06 16:35
Watch his Instagram livestream a couple of days ago. Then you can judge
2019-05-06 11:30
#18
s1mple | 
Turkey Duff1N 
Calyx : *barking*
2019-05-05 20:27
#26
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
xd
2019-05-05 20:28
flair checks out hahaha xD
2019-05-05 20:47
#63
s1mple | 
Turkey Duff1N 
u too
2019-05-05 20:54
Join renegades as grat has visa issues in US noKappa😎
2019-05-05 20:27
#98
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Turkey Tormund1 
renegades needs an awper not lurker
2019-05-05 21:36
Isn't Renegades an Australian team?
2019-05-06 11:31
...yes
2019-05-06 20:48
#21
device | 
Europe estuen 
lets make an eu team with free agent players calyx smooya kioshima who else?
2019-05-05 20:28
#22
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Nice
2019-05-05 20:28
Xd
2019-05-05 20:28
Interview with Calyx about XANTares. Ok
2019-05-05 20:28
+1337
2019-05-05 20:46
#28
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Argentina MrRioKai 
Xantares confirms Marke 2
2019-05-05 20:29
good advertisement xD çakal calyx xD
2019-05-05 20:31
#99
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Turkey Tormund1 
traitor xantares
2019-05-05 21:37
RIP in peace 1st
2019-05-05 20:31
bad player...
2019-05-05 20:32
#32
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Singapore FallBlade 
good luck bruv
2019-05-05 20:32
In Germany he would get a fix income if he plays for a team like attax.
2019-05-05 20:33
#161
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Poland gr0za 
don't you have enough Turks as it is, men
2019-05-06 01:17
#190
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Germany LYCRIs 
+1111
2019-05-06 14:34
xantares llul
2019-05-05 20:33
#36
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
calyx pretty good player, good luck abi
2019-05-05 20:34
#38
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Myanmar xdcc 
Yes you had 5 problems in ex space soldiers: Calyx Xantares Ngin Maj3r Paz
2019-05-05 20:34
this guy is pretty good player, hope best for you bro
2019-05-05 20:34
#42
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United States asmeronn 
making stop ziyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2019-05-05 20:36
#43
Took | 
Romania Took 
I don't think this player deserves a spot on the front page on HLTV. My oppinion only. It's like interviewing Friis or Delpan. They used to be relevant, but it's a old story.
2019-05-05 20:36
#53
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Turkey orox2 
WTF This dude is only 20 and full of potential. Yeah maybe he is not as exciting as other young upcoming players but he is also not a washed up and old player.
2019-05-05 20:45
+1
2019-05-06 08:58
#44
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
dirty move by XANTARES
2019-05-05 20:37
#55
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Turkey orox2 
İsmailcan "TwoFaced" Toledo
2019-05-05 20:45
many say that he has a big ego.
2019-05-06 19:57
#210
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Turkey orox2 
yes he has
2019-05-06 20:24
why stay on ss and never do anything
2019-05-06 00:46
#193
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
BIG is not that much better...
2019-05-06 14:48
#46
MAJ3R | 
Turkey cs_bury 
dont worry abi , I will win major for you :( .I believe,I am the best player of cs history.I will do it this.You and turkish cs have to wait is me ::(.
2019-05-05 20:38
#129
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
You are a trash, stop wasting ur time on playing cs go
2019-05-05 22:31
#47
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India DeathNaught 
Lastly, how is your english?
2019-05-05 20:39
The interview was conducted in Turkish, smartass.
2019-05-05 20:43
#54
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India DeathNaught 
No, don't take it that way. I am in the thinking that isn't this quite disrespectful a question?
2019-05-05 20:45
Okay, sorry for my remark then. To answer your question: no, it is not disrespectful, because in Turkey most people can't speak English well and Calyx knows that is why I asked the question.
2019-05-05 20:54
#73
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India DeathNaught 
Oh ok. Very nice contents in the interview. Grats !
2019-05-05 21:02
Thank you Mr. Asguardian, sorry again.
2019-05-05 21:05
#84
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India DeathNaught 
No no it's fine. nvm.
2019-05-05 21:09
This is like an advertising piece for Calyx. They want to get out in the public that he has a 10year US visa and that his english is OK. Thats the only reason this question was asked.
2019-05-06 00:11
#48
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Turkey 0vercast 
Probably that was caused by the typical character of Turkish people. I am not surprised to hear this.
2019-05-05 20:41
#220
paz | 
Turkey 4zzK 
greece lover with a turkish flag . Did u find this greece symbol under the aegean sea ?
2019-05-06 23:53
#49
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
feelsbad for him but he also left woxic so karma is a bitch
2019-05-05 20:42
#64
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Brazil Allistar 
Did he? I was dont know this details
2019-05-05 20:54
#68
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
yes, there is copy pasterino for u "The full story for anyone interested in this drama lol... No shorter version, sorry. Word is that, after their contract with DarkPassage expired, SpaceS first wanted to bring in woxic and mini to replace ngiN and Despe... They preferred mini over calyx, because calyx was a passive player and known baiter at the time, while mini was a very aggressive entry fragger. (also, in my opinion, calyx was more famous because of his fpl history. mini was more impactful in official matches; so that i can call him the turkish rain, cuz of his style) However, mini and woxic rejected it promising teammates (Sasuke and calyx) that they would stick together. Despite the promises made, Calyx left them right away in the first occasion once the offer from SS came, and naturally, other teammates felt deceived and betrayed. The interesting part is the team already had an offer from and American organization (rumored to be Echo Fox) with a bigger salary, but calyx still chose to go to SS for less money. Sasuke says Calyx made a career choice to stick with XANTARES, but still mad at him because he first said he would stick with them and didnt tell anything before leaving. So, i understand why woxic is mad at Calyx. But still hope that things get better between them."
2019-05-05 20:58
#94
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Brazil Allistar 
Thanks mr gr1nch ! That wasn't a good move by Calyx, I believe that he + W0xic > Mr Xantares if they stuck together. Honestly, W0xic + Xantares would be a lethal duo imo.
2019-05-05 21:25
hahaha calyx gets his just desserts. feel bad for mini though
2019-05-05 21:39
#170
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Poland Ktav 
Thx for interesting lecture :)
2019-05-06 03:50
#50
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Other Phinks 
Seems like a sound guy. GL
2019-05-05 20:43
#58
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Spain akproxx 
he is great player
2019-05-05 20:47
The sad part is that there isn't a lot of blame to do. Everybody's action seems logical and good motivated. The saddest part is that if those players hadn't sign such bad contracts with SpaceSoldiers in the first place, they would probably get to sign with a good organisation when they were at their peak, and this would have been a whole different story.
2019-05-05 20:48
+1
2019-05-05 20:51
+1
2019-05-05 22:25
#65
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
This is basically saying XANTARES is actually SNAKETARES
2019-05-05 20:54
#69
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
coming from calyx? lul
2019-05-05 20:58
#74
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
What's wrong with it coming from calyx?
2019-05-05 21:03
#76
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
he did same when left darkpassage and joined spacesoldiers
2019-05-05 21:04
#77
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Oh didn't know that So both are snakes
2019-05-05 21:05
#80
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
#68 full story
2019-05-05 21:05
#85
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Oh I get it So karma got him lol
2019-05-05 21:08
#107
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Austria iVulkaN 
can't blame xantares when you play in a team with Ngin the biggest bot in ''pro'' scene who even gets bullied in FPL
2019-05-05 21:42
#70
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South America d0cco_loco 
trash player retire
2019-05-05 21:00
#71
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Poland Huberrtt10 
MIX Team -Calyx -Sunny -Kio -smooya -Byali/Thomas -coach Hardstyle/ nasu
2019-05-05 21:03
#72
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Denmark Stylepoint! 
When aren't there problems in Turkey? xD
2019-05-05 21:01
#75
shox | 
India iejesus 
Nice
2019-05-05 21:03
#88
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India DeathNaught 
Very Nice
2019-05-05 21:10
#148
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1 bacchi
2019-05-05 23:32
"organisations stopped negotation when our starplayer left" hmm, I wonder why
2019-05-05 21:06
Dude he is saying after bad result at minor lul
2019-05-05 21:09
#87
shox | 
Slovakia TreeMan 
don't bring that mentality into civilized teams.
2019-05-05 21:10
#108
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
FailFish
2019-05-05 21:44
great player, I hope he finds a team fast
2019-05-05 21:11
#93
North America Slye 
calyx calling xantares a snake lmao as if hes not gonna jump ship immediately when he gets a good offer lmao
2019-05-05 21:22
yep, he is the OG snake himself, he is talented tho. Idk what will happen to the rest of the team
2019-05-05 21:47
WHO CARES ABOUT TURKS
2019-05-05 21:32
#104
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
10iq vp fan
2019-05-05 21:41
tldr here ngin was the problem
2019-05-05 21:36
#105
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
didnt read then dont makes stupid statements
2019-05-05 21:42
me aren’t speak this dialect
2019-05-05 21:44
#110
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
wtf make* lol
2019-05-05 21:45
calyx GL bro!!
2019-05-05 21:39
gl Calyx
2019-05-05 21:39
#103
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
GL Calyx!
2019-05-05 21:40
#113
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Turkey Thunderball 
Karma Bitch LUL
2019-05-05 21:51
wow, xantares not only bad on lan, he is toxic too
2019-05-05 21:52
LITERALLY NO ONE: Calyx: NoBodY KnOws THe scALE Of THE pRoBlemS wE HaD In SPaCE sOldIErS
2019-05-05 21:53
+1 idk why ex-ss comes with some interviews once a month
2019-05-05 22:41
#187
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
ahahahah I laughed bro thanks. it's very obvious that it is advertisement
2019-05-06 13:16
#116
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Turkey Sekolelele 
Calyx top1
2019-05-05 22:03
who cars?
2019-05-05 22:06
u car
2019-05-05 22:14
Who cars about Turkey. 😎
2019-05-05 22:28
lol they are so mad at xantares, the guy boosted you r fucking to the skys that you never thought were possible and this is what you do? complain every thing about him. be happy that he made a name for you trash calyx. you are literally garbage
2019-05-05 22:28
cuz nobody cars u noob
2019-05-05 22:29
Expected from XAN "two-faced" TARES
2019-05-05 22:32
#133
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Other TapioKuusela 
Sad, with the addition of woxic they'd have really had potential to be a consistent top10 team.
2019-05-05 22:37
“consistent top 10” ok allu
2019-05-05 22:51
#201
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Other TapioKuusela 
top5 in your opinion?
2019-05-06 17:43
not really,consistence was their main problem at their peak which is top 12 as i remember
2019-05-06 20:33
#178
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Switzerland x676 
Top 15 at best, something like Avangar.
2019-05-06 10:07
#202
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Other TapioKuusela 
They were top15 for a while as far as i remember
2019-05-06 17:45
#203
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Other TapioKuusela 
Checked, they were #12 for a couple of months in the beginning of 2018, and around top15 for the first half of 2018. They always lacked main awp so with woxic their ceiling would've been much higher.
2019-05-06 17:52
#134
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Other Left_Eye 
By the way I have 10 years US visa. Lol what an desperate expectation from a teenager :D Calyx has zero sense of game, he has just pure aim which is mean nothing for pro cs. Cry more Calyx.
2019-05-05 22:38
#135
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
turkey lol... horrible country
2019-05-05 22:40
#146
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Turkey 0vercast 
and that comes from a portuguese :D
2019-05-05 23:25
who?
2019-05-05 22:40
#138
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Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
woxic calyx xantares maj3r paz + all moving to europe with a different organisation easily a top10 team
2019-05-05 22:45
This!
2019-05-05 22:52
Join nochance! :)
2019-05-05 22:51
Gl Calyx lotta potential with him
2019-05-05 23:02
"XANTARES really invested lots of hours into the game and he was very ambitious. But he can't expect everyone to spend as much time as he does because it could have a negative effect on others" So you're lazy and not motivated at all to win your paycheck, got it. "negative effect on others" = omg i wont have enough free time to play league
2019-05-05 23:08
I kinda agree with you, but I don't buy that bullshit players say about training 6-8 hours. When no players had a private profile nearly i used to check how many hours they had in the last 15 days. Team preparing for a major were averaging at 60 hours wich is a fucking joke for a video game, I would remember if xantares had such daily hours too. Conclusion: they are even more lazy than that.
2019-05-05 23:43
yeah they should take practice more seriously, the team to look up to is Astralis and god knows how much practice they put in
2019-05-06 00:02
#147
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Europe Shingy 
he is good support
2019-05-05 23:28
I introduce you the upcoming Berlin Major Champions: flusha sunNy1 kio calyx mimimichaela
2019-05-05 23:38
mimimichaela the goddess of CSGO
2019-05-06 18:52
#150
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Turkey BeaLzeBuB 
Hr
2019-05-05 23:39
to spit to your teammate who carry your team most of the time, and when he ask them for more training and practice to get better results and to make him sinner for your own laziness and failure.No more jokes to Xantares,
2019-05-06 00:04
mhy
2019-05-06 01:28
What makes me wonder is why big turkish teams don't have interest in CSGO. for example, there is Bursaspor Esports (esports division of football club) in dota2 and LoL, so why not take a chance and sign pretty talented CSGO roster?!
2019-05-06 01:28
Gun violence? Idk
2019-05-06 04:14
#174
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Turkey orox2 
I don't think so. Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, and Bursaspor all have teams in Zula which is a Turkish made P2W FPS game. Zula is literally copy of CSGO but more like its retarded brother, still pretty popular in Turkey and Brazil tho
2019-05-06 07:07
#173
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Turkey orox2 
They had a CSGO roster, it was full of puggers then it didn't last long and they disbanded in a month. Biggest football clubs in Turkey are all investing in esports (Beşiktaş, Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe) but somehow none of them have csgo team. Beşiktaş doing the most investment, they are in 6-7 different games and even have female LoL and CSGO teams but still no male CS team. Their manager said that they might get in CS in the middle of 2019 on an interview, well we are waiting
2019-05-06 06:58
thx for clarification
2019-05-06 10:42
we know calyx at least you are not onliner like xantares ! gl in the future
2019-05-06 01:35
vamos calyx-san
2019-05-06 02:44
tier3 mixed team player
2019-05-06 03:05
#175
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Denmark megz 
Talking about problems and not explaining them makes him look like a child... Either let problems be problems and keep them locked away if that's what you choose to do, or let us see what was going on.
2019-05-06 07:19
They sign something to dont make problems public, if they say it probably they have pay money to org etc
2019-05-06 09:20
Wait until somebody translates this interview for Xantares. I bet he won't be feeling thank you. sorry for that xD.
2019-05-06 10:52
RIP SS
2019-05-06 11:58
#186
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
The first time I had the chance to watch Calyx playing MM's with other pro-players or wannabe pros I said to myself "This guy must be cheating..." or, in other words: "This guy is above everyone level..." Followed his career and, if we can say that Xantares was the fire on SS, we also could say that Calyx was the ice... Calm and collected player, weighing all options ingame correctly and most of the time with success. He just needd to find a path with an organization that gives him the necessary peace of mind and confort to play thinking about nothing more than the game... Then, we will have a player! Good luck mate! You deserve a chance
2019-05-06 12:44
#191
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Turkey tastemycobra 
“We were not part of an organization for almost seven months, so we did not get any salary. This situation severely affected us and we were not fully motivated. And this affected our results as well.“ Typical Turkish... unfortunately, money is the only thing what motivates us. These guys cant even think organizations would sign and pay you only if you showed them something. Instead they chose to remain demotivated, cuz “no salary”. Maybe try respecting the game and your talent first?.. Then money will come itself.
2019-05-06 14:40
At least this guy is honest about it by saying due to no salary. Xantares on the other side left apparently for money but showed his ex teammates as reason and made them look bad what a snake
2019-05-06 15:51
#196
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Turkey tastemycobra 
yeah i refered to general turkish people anyways. it's always only about money. no money, no motivation. more like they have no self respect.
2019-05-06 16:18
#221
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Turkey 4zzK 
you can ask for all the pros . None wants to play this game 7 month with no salary . Do u wanna work at something with no money just for the passion ? ı dont think so
2019-05-07 00:01
good luck in the next Team men
2019-05-06 19:50
he right but nobody wants him xd
2019-05-06 20:00
#209
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Philippines etalynx08 
Money can buy happiness then.
2019-05-06 20:03
calyx begging for a team LUL
2019-05-06 22:02
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