FNS and TenZ to stand in for Lazarus in Minor Qualifier

As Michael "dapr" Gulino and Braxton "swag" Pierce are unable to participate in the North American Minor qualifiers, Lazarus will be playing with Pujan "FNS" Mehta and Tyson "TenZ" Ngo.

Lazarus have recently participated in ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas and the ESL One Cologne North American closed qualifier, finishing the former without a win and the latter in third place following defeats to Ghost and FURIA. The squad will now attempt to qualify for the North American Minor, but without two of their players.

FNS will help out Lazarus in the Minor Qualifier

swag is ineligible to play due to the Valve event ban tied to the match-throwing incident he was involved in back in 2014, while the team opted to not play with dapr as he is attending a wedding during the closed qualifier. In their stead, veteran FNS and youngster TenZ will step in.

Lazarus' squad for the North America Open Qualifier 1, which commences today at 23:00, is as follows:

United States Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro
United States Gage "Infinite" Green
Canada Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik
Canada Pujan "FNS" Mehta (stand-in)
Canada Tyson "TenZ" Ngo (stand-in)

United States Danny "fRoD" Montaner (coach)

United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
455
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
342
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.15
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
476
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.14
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
466
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
#1
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United States aust_h 
Good luck!
2019-05-25 15:51
NT
2019-05-25 15:53
#FreeBRAX
2019-05-25 20:30
#90
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Italy f8nt 
+1
2019-05-25 23:30
No. Subroza and FNS are bad. Tenz is good. If someone looks like Twistz = good individual player.
2019-05-26 02:09
#2
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France FanchD 
Ok
2019-05-25 15:52
Fns = major?
2019-05-25 15:52
#12
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Portugal capt 
fns = tier 2 max i believe ,
2019-05-25 15:54
#71
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Norway Viggo^^ 
3*
2019-05-25 19:06
He is tier 2 NA .
2019-05-26 07:46
Which is like tier 5 overall
2019-05-26 22:50
#4
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Europe ther1 
swag... he should be unbanned already
2019-05-25 15:52
steel won't play as well , it's really a pity
2019-05-25 15:54
Tbh I agree, it's been 5 years
2019-05-25 15:55
#23
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Wasnt worth it atleast
2019-05-25 16:17
#37
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United States anon1g 
Break the rules, pay the price. Really not a hard concept to understand, yet somehow it is for some people.
2019-05-25 16:40
I mean he was 17 at the time when this incident happened. At that age he was told to throw by older teammates and he couldn't have done anything else imo
2019-05-25 16:56
He understood it, agreed to it and participated in it
2019-05-25 16:59
#55
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United States VKLBR 
If his teammates told him to kill someone, would he be less guilty than his teammates
2019-05-25 17:03
#58
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Norway Triplex02 
I think murder and matchfixing isnt the same imo
2019-05-25 17:08
#62
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United States VKLBR 
No, but it’s the same concept. Swag wasn’t an infant when he decided to matchfix. He was one year off of 18. He knew what he was doing and should suffer the consequences with DaZed, Steel, and AZK.
2019-05-25 17:16
I think the problem lies with the consequences. A permanent ban for a match fix seems a bit harsh imo
2019-05-25 17:45
#84
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United States _AN_yB_detiaB 
match fixers get prison all the fucking time
2019-05-25 20:50
Match fixers in other esports, including Valve's own game, Dota 2, have gotten off with temp bans.
2019-05-26 02:12
#109
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Norway Triplex02 
Thats what annoys me so much, i understand that brax and co should accept their punishment, but when valve lets other people play again i Just get mad.
2019-05-26 23:33
This is a genuine question since I'm not too clear about the events at that time. Why wasn't Skadoodle banned like the rest of his teammates? To my knowledge he was part of the iBuyPower lineup that performed the match throwing at the time.
2019-05-25 20:04
#82
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Finland Karppanator 
Only reason Skadoodle didn't get banned is that he didn't receive any skins into his account from the same distributor who gave skins to all of his teammates. The money trail is impossible to track from that point onwards so he was ruled as a non-benefittor
2019-05-25 20:36
Sounds like he got incredibly luck :thinking:
2019-05-26 01:18
#102
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Finland Karppanator 
Yup
2019-05-26 11:00
#103
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Italy f8nt 
actually he received the skins but he didnt accept.
2019-05-26 14:29
#73
Twistzz | 
United States Lbp 
Actually his punishment would be less if he was told to do it or else he couldn't play with them anymore. According to American laws
2019-05-25 19:26
its been 5 years. they 100% should be unbanned and it seems like 95% of the community agrees.
2019-05-25 19:59
#88
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World ZMDR 
there were no rules at the time
2019-05-25 22:08
Yea this is the only reason I think they should be unbanned. It set precedent, so basically nobody will try it at the upper level ever again, but those first people deserve to be unbanned.
2019-05-26 01:22
#92
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United States VKLBR 
Aren’t you the guy on Faceit?
2019-05-25 23:48
#104
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United Kingdom zakariin 
But lifetime for a meaningless match, I think not.
2019-05-26 15:14
#105
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United States anon1g 
It wasn't an MM Match, it had consequences. Play big boy games, win big boy prizes...
2019-05-26 17:04
overrated trash
2019-05-25 16:43
#5
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Finland EdiEz 
Braaxton
2019-05-25 15:53
#7
rain | 
Malaysia st0ffe1 
wedding. ok.
2019-05-25 15:53
#9
swag | 
Belgium xKillian 
Unban brax c'mon
2019-05-25 15:54
#10
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India KevinGag 
where Can i watch open qualifiers live??
2019-05-25 15:54
#11
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
#freebrax
2019-05-25 15:54
#13
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
kkkk
2019-05-25 15:54
FNS aka 300k$ XD
2019-05-25 15:58
#16
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Spain loviac 
fns pog
2019-05-25 15:58
#18
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Japan KRabbyy 
everone throwing in 2k19 valve dont giva shit
2019-05-25 16:04
#20
Tony | 
Iceland SproNNi 
Who's throwing? Can you name any names?
2019-05-25 16:07
#25
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Japan KRabbyy 
astralis throw 2-16 to MIBR
2019-05-25 16:18
that's not a throw you clown. There is so many teams throwing, but astralis is not one of them.
2019-05-25 16:31
#29
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Japan KRabbyy 
from a danish talking
2019-05-25 16:32
jesus christ. give me ONE reason why they would throw that. They have high salary and they make a shitton on tournaments, why would they risk their entire career to make fucking pocket change
2019-05-25 16:33
okay worst baiter ever.
2019-05-25 16:47
#50
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Japan KRabbyy 
14 y.o ast fanboi
2019-05-25 16:51
I don't like astralis But your baits are disgustingly stupid.
2019-05-25 17:08
#63
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Japan KRabbyy 
haha i dont give a shit about retard talking have a nice day :d
2019-05-25 17:17
Oh shit! I completely forgot I'm talking to the guy who thinks the number 1 team in the world is throwing, and his argument is that they lose 8 rounds to vici.
2019-05-25 18:14
#freebrax
2019-05-25 16:14
#22
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
If fns does his job and people let him, they could make it
2019-05-25 16:15
#97
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United States ferric 
Too many egos in na scene
2019-05-26 03:26
#98
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Ur thinking of France bud. But I see ur point. Fuck eUnited.
2019-05-26 03:28
swag deserve that. İt made me sad again
2019-05-25 16:18
WEDDING IN 20 LULW
2019-05-25 16:25
#freebrax
2019-05-25 16:27
#30
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United Kingdom HLTV_ALPHA 
doesn't that mean that dapr can't play in the major because he wasn't in the team that played the qualifier
2019-05-25 16:33
#34
walle | 
Germany Fl0RR3 
Doesn't matter because it's not like they've a chance to qualify lol
2019-05-25 16:35
#78
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
No, they changed it.
2019-05-25 20:07
FNS xd 0 chances
2019-05-25 16:35
unban swag pls
2019-05-25 16:39
#38
Sadokist | 
Poland tr1xx 
now its like c9 academy fns, zellsis, infinite
2019-05-25 16:41
#39
cu | 
Brazil Portl4nd 
rip
2019-05-25 16:43
#freebrax #fnsinstheshitiestplayerever
2019-05-25 16:43
#41
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United States anon1g 
Good for Valve for sticking to their guns and keeping Brax banned. Unlike everyone else on here, I'm glad he's banned. Break the rules, pay the price. If you want to make adult choices, pay adult prices.
2019-05-25 16:43
#52
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Ethiopia asflgjsiwnsnj 
If everyone who committed a crime was sentenced for a lifetime I guess we wouldn’t have enough prisons
2019-05-25 16:57
+1 it’s a shame that he has a lifetime ban.
2019-05-25 17:15
#66
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United States anon1g 
Not every crime in a death sentence.
2019-05-25 18:15
Thats the point I am trying to make
2019-05-27 20:03
+1
2019-05-25 22:19
GL TenZ
2019-05-25 16:44
"dapr as he is attending a wedding during the closed qualifier" lul
2019-05-25 16:44
#45
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Brazil stewArt1 
Wedding? You will skip the major quali for this? What a clown
2019-05-25 16:44
unbang swag pls
2019-05-25 16:44
#48
ZywOo | 
Latvia `DinGo 
gl TenZ #freeSWAG
2019-05-25 16:48
#49
Estonia rYm 
this noob again
2019-05-25 16:48
#53
jks | 
Germany ZeNe 
Its already over...FNS...xDDDDDD
2019-05-25 16:58
FREEBRAX -iwnl
2019-05-25 17:08
#59
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
GL to TenZ hope he will play as good as he can
2019-05-25 17:13
Lazarus new Canadian superteam ezzz
2019-05-25 17:15
Finally TenZ gets a shot!
2019-05-25 18:17
#68
ALM1GHTY | 
Czech Republic _s0 
FNS DXXDXDXDXDXD
2019-05-25 18:38
stand in or...
2019-05-25 19:01
#70
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United States YaLoveToSeeIt 
FNS is trash.
2019-05-25 19:05
#72
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United States Eduzera 
FNS OMEGALUL
2019-05-25 19:19
+1
2019-05-25 20:31
Free BRAX
2019-05-25 19:28
#75
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Brazil Moo9n 
GL TENZ!
2019-05-25 19:36
Swag's incident was 5 years ago. Are you fucking kidding me, Valve?
2019-05-25 20:13
#83
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Sweden fxzo 
8 of 10 matches are throw and valve didn't unban swag #freebrax #BRAAAAXXTOOOOONNNNNN
2019-05-25 20:36
#85
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Russia GramDEL 
Ez for mah boi TenZera
2019-05-25 21:08
#86
kennyS | 
Turkey Blacxer 
#freebrax
2019-05-25 22:04
Good luck!
2019-05-25 22:08
#freeswag PepeHands
2019-05-25 23:33
#106
ropz | 
Indonesia en1lykS 
freeswag!
2019-05-26 17:45
#freebrax
2019-05-26 18:10
#110
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Turkey Buryy0 
freeswag
2019-05-26 23:40
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