Heroic bench mertz

The Danish team Heroic has announced that they removed their AWPer Daniel "mertz" Mertz from the active lineup.

The move followes Heroic's unsuccesful IEM Sydney campaign, where Patrick "es3tag" Hansen and co. finished 13-16th after two defeats; to fnatic and Grayhound.

mertz has been removed from Heroic's active lineup

Heroic has not yet announced who will be replacing mertz on the team, with more news set to follow. The team is set to play the ESL One Cologne qualifiers today, and will be fighting for an ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals spot on May 21-23 in Leicester.

Heroic are now:

Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Denmark Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
Denmark Martin "stavn" Lund
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg

Denmark Daniel "mertz" Mertz (inactive)
Brazil Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)

Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
#1
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Norway Maximilianmus 
+HUNDEN pls
2019-05-09 13:28
F5
2019-05-09 13:22
Interview a day before being benched lol
2019-05-09 13:23
pls add NaTo for the love of god
2019-05-09 13:39
"Inactive roster of Heroic indefinitely" is that Valhalla? lmao choices of words
2019-05-09 13:49
#110
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Myanmar xdcc 
It has to be heroic (no pun intended) death for him to go to Valhalla. So no chance
2019-05-09 13:54
MAJORA ON SUICIDE WATCH
2019-05-09 14:10
#156
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Denmark Twick_ 
EVERYONE WHO REPLIES TO ME ARE COOLEST
2019-05-09 15:16
Yes men 😎
2019-05-09 16:39
Welp guess what happened
2019-05-09 14:37
lets gooooo
2019-05-09 16:29
- mertz + dev1ce
2019-05-09 16:14
I know, super cringe
2019-05-09 13:51
#42
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Denmark devnr1 
-blameF +cadian +NaToSaphiX
2019-05-09 13:26
#172
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Brazil xacinero 
sorry but cadiaN is way worse than pashaBiceps lul
2019-05-09 18:33
#179
ele | 
Europe ctronic 
bench blameF??????????
2019-05-09 22:12
#50
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-09 13:28
#55
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Norway Maximilianmus 
alt f4
2019-05-09 13:30
F5
2019-05-09 20:39
#68
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
F
2019-05-09 13:33
+NaTo or +cadiaN
2019-05-09 13:37
#101
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Myanmar xdcc 
or dragonfly considering they just split up + close to stavn
2019-05-09 13:50
I certainly hope not for the second option
2019-05-09 14:02
+1
2019-05-09 14:02
Hunden too good for heroic
2019-05-09 14:30
Why
2019-05-09 13:21
Nato inc
2019-05-09 13:25
#63
Boo | 
France mbl4 
OMG finally
2019-05-09 13:32
#64
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Singapore Kerk 
Smart
2019-05-09 13:32
Bcs he's a fuck head probably? Getting cut from every team lol
2019-05-09 13:42
#182
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Russia deadforest 
Every team is really only two, North and Heroic.
2019-05-10 03:26
#3
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North America ZachS721 
F
2019-05-09 13:21
MERTZ: "I DEFINITELY THINK BLAMEF IS THE LEADER TYPE; YOU FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS BY DEFAULT"
2019-05-09 14:21
#4
NiKo | 
Australia nikofan 
damn
2019-05-09 13:21
#6
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United States HLTV_Jew 
Dumb
2019-05-09 13:22
wtf?
2019-05-09 13:22
#8
rain | 
India red_ez 
Expected
2019-05-09 13:22
#9
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Turkey yumurtcan 
cadian inc
2019-05-09 13:22
Probably... Although mertz is like 3x better awper than cadian
2019-05-09 13:23
I agree on the awp part.. But i think if they take in cadiaN is because of the IGL part as well.. So blameF can go back to being just rifler and not being the IGL..
2019-05-09 13:49
cadian isnt a good igl so overall bad move
2019-05-09 13:58
cadian actually good for nothing . worst awper indeed.
2019-05-09 14:03
dude from what i've understood, mertz is supposed to ONLY shoot with the awp - and can practically be a BOT regarding everything else And still, he fails to hit easy normal important shots
2019-05-09 14:00
#183
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Russia deadforest 
Why on earth would they pick cadiaN instead of NaToSaphiX who used to be an in-game leader in the past, great AWPer and great rifler? Literally better than cadiaN in every aspect.
2019-05-10 03:28
dude i hate cadiaN, but cadiaN and NaToSaphiX are literally playing the same roles in game and cadiaN has much more experience than Nato wtf. That's not even a debate. cadiaN has been through hella qualifiers, bootcamps, lost hard against the best teams, won big against shit teams, applied his skills where he could etc. but he wasnt good enough NaTosaphix is not much better either, imo. Both are quite shit players. Players like nukkye and pounh, however, are extremely fucking good and deserves more chances than these Danish fucks
2019-05-10 09:14
#188
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Russia deadforest 
NaToSaphiX is smart as a player, great AWPer and at least good rifler, he isn't shit lol. I don't give a fuck about cadiaN's experience because I've seen his "experience realization" in North where his calls were pure shit which I can see just by playing MGE matchmaking, also he has very very mediocre AWP skill, so is his rifle.
2019-05-10 09:20
They both suck dick. That you love Natosaphix so much worries me. How fucking low ranked are you bro
2019-05-10 09:20
#190
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Russia deadforest 
I can stand you thinking NaToSaphiX sucks dick, but he sucks really less than cadiaN then.
2019-05-10 09:23
+1
2019-05-09 13:24
#10
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Sweden Trkmag 
Unexpected
2019-05-09 13:22
-BlameF a good leader -bench me Bad for Mertz
2019-05-09 13:22
Lmao
2019-05-09 13:23
Hahaha, n1.
2019-05-09 14:01
#12
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France FrighTyyy 
Whyyyy?
2019-05-09 13:22
MERTZ: "I DEFINITELY THINK BLAMEF IS THE LEADER TYPE; YOU FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS BY DEFAULT"
2019-05-09 14:21
Good
2019-05-09 13:22
#14
nitr0 | 
Sweden ScineLy1 
imagine adding cadian instead of this guy loooooool
2019-05-09 13:22
could be nato
2019-05-09 13:35
#15
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
They kick their best player wtf
2019-05-09 13:22
Lol Wtf
2019-05-09 13:23
#19
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Poland Shlatter 
dragonfly POGGERS
2019-05-09 13:23
+1 way better than this mertz fraud
2019-05-09 13:30
not him plz, he is bad
2019-05-09 13:38
#20
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Rip C9 might as well add him. They like adding trash players and letting go good players
2019-05-09 13:23
#21
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
XDD
2019-05-09 13:23
Waduhek
2019-05-09 13:23
#24
Cabbi | 
Denmark Mattiii 
dragonfly :D:D:D:D:D:D
2019-05-09 13:23
@ team not in top 10 hltv @ -mertz @ DANISH CS LOGIC
2019-05-09 13:23
#27
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Nepal askyee 
Natosaphix gogogo
2019-05-09 13:23
#28
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Finland 0lter 
Bench best player gj
2019-05-09 13:24
worst move ive ever seen especially after that interview. Rip my bet!
2019-05-09 13:24
#31
NiKo | 
India Ganeshcg4 
Good but who will replace inthe place?
2019-05-09 13:24
Why not bench Friberg or es3tag since they have worse rating?
2019-05-09 13:24
cuz its not all about rating.. i dont se the need to kick anyone on their team
2019-05-09 13:30
Estag is the guy who sacrificed all the good spots for blameF. He is prolly theyr best player
2019-05-09 13:50
#33
aizy | 
Sweden ofnovi 
+ cadian
2019-05-09 13:24
#34
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Netherlands byznavy 
Maybe flusha will join. Could be a logical pick but maybe low for the legend
2019-05-09 13:24
rifler replacing awper , den who will be the awper for heroic gg fck logix
2019-05-09 14:06
#184
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Russia deadforest 
es3tag could.
2019-05-10 03:29
#35
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Hungary StraYzie 
+cadiaN but holy hell, mertz was their best same goes for North back then
2019-05-09 13:24
Why does everyone like kicking Mertz, he's really not that bad
2019-05-09 13:25
#150
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Austria gex0r 
+1
2019-05-09 14:57
#164
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Poland Lukovsky 
attitude problem/shitty personality?
2019-05-09 16:07
I have no idea, but he seems to get beenched more then his performance justify. So I have had the same thought.
2019-05-09 19:10
#37
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Spain akproxx 
Second best awper in denmark btw
2019-05-09 13:25
#38
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France iNolake 
Nice footsteps from BlameF unluko
2019-05-09 13:25
Natosaphix incc
2019-05-09 13:25
peacemaker back at it btw how is friberg still on this team??
2019-05-09 13:26
#176
XELLOW | 
Romania AaLaSt 
Why they don't fucking kick pissmaker and be happy again?
2019-05-09 19:20
#43
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Finland S1pp3 
dragonfly?
2019-05-09 13:26
#44
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Denmark Alphamon 
Bench one of your best players, jesus christ. Who are they gonna add, dragonfly? cadiaN? Both downgrades.
2019-05-09 13:26
WHYYYYYYYYYY FUCKING RETARDS
2019-05-09 13:27
#46
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Europe FAZE^1 
good choice mertz suck
2019-05-09 13:27
#47
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Finland Vkims 
wtf
2019-05-09 13:27
+plop
2019-05-09 13:27
#49
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
rip mertz again :/
2019-05-09 13:27
best player on the team.. seems pretty obvious they will bring in cadian to igl and awp.
2019-05-09 13:28
#84
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Denmark Alphamon 
In that case they should just get rid of friberg and go full danish, as much as I like him.
2019-05-09 13:40
or they bring back moddii, kick the danes and make heroic Swedish. Its time.
2019-05-09 13:57
#139
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Denmark Alphamon 
With what players exactly? No need to revamp the entire roster.
2019-05-09 14:16
hampus,disco,freddieb,friberg,moddii. Definitely not the astralis beater but would loove to se that happen
2019-05-09 14:55
Friberg 1 major mvp
2019-05-09 13:59
#52
FalleN | 
Argentina Vasc0 
Nato?
2019-05-09 13:28
#53
f0rest | 
Ukraine biba666 
xD???
2019-05-09 13:28
#58
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Denmark GUNzales 
Cadian... heroic ruined
2019-05-09 13:30
#59
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United States 100Thieves 
+Cadian
2019-05-09 13:30
#60
NBK- | 
Germany DoubleUD 
+nato come on
2019-05-09 13:31
pissmaker back at it again.
2019-05-09 13:31
+natosaphix
2019-05-09 13:31
Excuse me what???
2019-05-09 13:32
#66
PAGO | 
Poland Kimanerq 
Im0 ex fragsters player will join
2019-05-09 13:32
#67
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Macau Bent0 
nice benching your decent awper who perform on lan nice nice herioc fucking choice
2019-05-09 13:32
lol benching mertz instead of friberg lets see if they are dumb enough to pick up nato and completely kill off this team
2019-05-09 13:34
Actually you were right x)
2019-05-09 15:07
yeah somehow a lot of people think hes good enough for a top team
2019-05-09 16:13
cadian heroic confirmed
2019-05-09 13:33
#71
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Nato, Dragonfly or Cadian
2019-05-09 13:35
Unexpected
2019-05-09 13:35
#74
fnx | 
Australia saldi_ 
+smooya
2019-05-09 13:36
#75
Estonia rYm 
can they stop? :D Heroic, North, Optic non-stop reshuffles
2019-05-09 13:37
#76
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Denmark potatomato 
just peacemaker things
2019-05-09 13:37
#78
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Poland Astoner55 
Wtf is this shit? He was good lmao
2019-05-09 13:38
LOL MERTZZZZ benched at north cuz need more experience at lower tier teams now benched at heroic XDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-05-09 13:38
+Cadian -Top 30
2019-05-09 13:39
#83
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
Why ? To get cadiaN as an IGL ? Anyway -friberg on top of that PLEASE.
2019-05-09 13:40
Imbecile move, 'ooooo look we didn't have a good placing at this tournament, you thinking what I'm thinking? ROOOOOSTER CHANGEEEE' everyone starts dancing and mertz is pushed out the door
2019-05-09 13:41
#86
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France Ghoul98 
-refrezh +Mertz
2019-05-09 13:41
Heroic Byali
2019-05-09 13:41
#89
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Switzerland x676 
benching 1.15 rating player
2019-05-09 13:42
#90
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Thailand beam2546 
Worst move I ever see lmao
2019-05-09 13:43
#91
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Sweden meistr0 
LOL?!?!? Bench Friberg if anything
2019-05-09 13:44
#92
twist | 
Ukraine Lbviv 
-device +mertz
2019-05-09 13:44
#93
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Germany Youngnibba 
Yesterday interview Today benched
2019-05-09 13:46
#94
chrisJ | 
Russia nebesaO 
wtf
2019-05-09 13:46
#95
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United States @FyreCS 
ITS TIME FOR THE GOAT TO RETURN!!!! NATOSAPHIX FINALLY!!! Bookmark here boys!!!! GODSAPHIX IS BACK !!!
2019-05-09 13:47
#96
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North America Whataburger 
N A T O
2019-05-09 13:48
#98
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United States @FyreCS 
New Herioc: Acilion/Cadian Blamef NatoSaphix Stavn Es3tag
2019-05-09 13:49
Bench Mertz instead of Friberg lul
2019-05-09 13:49
peacemaker ruining another team
2019-05-09 13:53
Theres obviously issues with mertz because he keeps getting kicked from every team and not because of his performances
2019-05-09 13:53
wtf, rly? even though he's dumb, there is no AWP option better than him for Heroic for now, dafuq is this. Kick fucking Friberg ffs he's useless af and retarded too
2019-05-09 13:53
#108
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Europe SnakeEyes69 
Heroic Cadian +1
2019-05-09 13:54
Friberg read the comment about his Danish and started throwing a hissy fit so they remove him.
2019-05-09 13:54
??????? WHAT THE FUCK
2019-05-09 13:55
+ Xizt plz come on
2019-05-09 13:55
#129
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Bulgaria R34 
Why? Fnc do good with him, not best but still.
2019-05-09 14:04
no point move
2019-05-09 13:56
Hello natosaphix
2019-05-09 13:59
Nato inc On a danish cs:go site: dust2.dk/Nyheder/8689-lpsp-mister-natosa.. A brief sum, Nato got an offer he can't refuse.
2019-05-09 13:59
bench second best player in the team. I hope BlameF will leave this garbage team. Btw how many times did friberg survive lol
2019-05-09 14:01
#123
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Germany Constikdw 
Agree, mertz easily their best or 2nd best player
2019-05-09 14:01
#130
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
+1
2019-05-09 14:04
yea, mertz is underrated, also blamef like jame or niko in their teams, can coordinate the team and can carry, this guy deserves more
2019-05-09 14:06
#121
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Germany Constikdw 
Cadian or nato inc...but I think mertz is better than both of them
2019-05-09 14:01
+NaToSaphiX comfirmed
2019-05-09 14:01
#128
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Cadian
2019-05-09 14:03
#131
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Bulgaria R34 
Why was he doing bad (I am not watching heroic games), or is he toxic or sth?
2019-05-09 14:06
He was performing good i think why change
2019-05-09 14:09
#134
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North America Sluttysally 
ouch
2019-05-09 14:08
Benching your best player and keep fatberg that barely speaks Danish and plays very average xDD Heroic never changes
2019-05-09 14:14
#138
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Other Phinks 
What??? This has to be a fucking joke.
2019-05-09 14:16
yesterday hltv headline: MERTZ: "I DEFINITELY THINK BLAMEF IS THE LEADER TYPE; YOU FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS BY DEFAULT" gets benched a day later, feelsbadman for mertz but i dont give a fuck
2019-05-09 14:19
nice kick their best playet
2019-05-09 14:32
XD
2019-05-09 14:35
Now you can blameM
2019-05-09 14:52
#148
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Netherlands gelm1r 
funny after an interview how mertz talked about how amazing blameF is lmfao, but this was expected mertz might frag and awp flashy but this dude have 0 braincells. To top it all off he likes to look at his tattoo all the fucking time such a wanker lmao. but heroic will never succeed with friberg, because of him they need to communicate in english so it's a failed project anyway no hope to become a top 10 team.
2019-05-09 15:05
Finally someone who understands why mertz is overrated... Skilled player yes, but xantares tier when it comes to brain and not being overaggressive in favorable situations/numerical advantages
2019-05-09 16:01
+1 to most of this. Don't know about the tattoo thing, I'm not gay to know that
2019-05-10 00:53
#151
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
+cadian
2019-05-09 15:02
#152
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China hdgamerrr 
why do they kick thier best player?
2019-05-09 15:06
For the same reason MSL kicked him, he needs to discipline himself. His overpeeking cost Heroic a lot more rounds than his flashy/good plays lately
2019-05-09 16:00
WTF !???
2019-05-09 15:10
-friberg +mertz
2019-05-09 15:16
Pretty funny in the light of the recent mertz interview
2019-05-09 15:58
He was horrible as an awper, he reminds me of JDM, but lets be honest.... There aren't any other awpers on denmark.
2019-05-09 16:03
#171
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Germany PeKay 
Only device
2019-05-09 17:41
#162
chucky | 
Brunei aspexo 
bye toxic trash who doesn't care about the game. Might as well hang urself
2019-05-09 16:05
#163
fer | 
Brazil WglimmerP 
I didn't even know that Heroic has a brazilian coach lul
2019-05-09 16:06
I hope that this is because he's going to Optic instead.. -Snappi + Mertz?
2019-05-09 17:26
#180
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Denmark Alphamon 
hope so
2019-05-09 22:12
#170
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
LOL
2019-05-09 17:38
good luck in the next team
2019-05-09 18:48
Doesn't make sense, he did a great job in this team. better kick friberg I think.....
2019-05-09 18:55
The day after praising the new igl, he kicks him :D
2019-05-09 20:09
feelsbadman
2019-05-10 03:59
Astralis.mertz? *big thonk*
2019-05-10 04:00
Hello Draken
2019-05-10 09:57
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