steel announces free agency

The Canadian in-game leader Joshua "steel" Nissan announced that he is no longer contractually tied to the Ghost organization.

The information was revealed by the 29-year-old player on social media, and follows the announcement Kenneth "koosta" Suen made earlier in the day about no longer being contracted to Ghost.

steel is no longer contracted to Ghost

Both players were shy on details and did not reveal how this will impact the future of the roster or if negotiating a new contract with Ghost is still on the table.

The team's coach, James "JamezIRL" Macaulay, is also a free agent now according to Dust2.us. The 30-year-old gave a statement to the website, saying that the trio hasn't been offered a new contract, but haven't been let go yet either:

"Our contracts are done as of today and there just hasn't been a definitive answer as to what's going to happen. Put simply, since I haven't been offered a new contract, I'm technically a free agent. Not that we've been let go—yet."

Ghost have not put out a statement on the matter, but as it stands, they are down to three contracted players:

Canada Matthew "WARDELL" Yu
United States Jason "neptune" Tran
United States Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Jason 'neptune' Tran
Jason 'neptune' Tran
Age:
16
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
71
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
#1
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Germany BIG_CLAN_FAN 
Good luck!
2019-06-12 21:15
Cry
2019-06-12 21:16
#18
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
the best igl in na please unban volvo
2019-06-12 21:17
No
2019-06-12 21:17
Shroud and Ska to Ghost
2019-06-12 21:18
#48
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United States LyNcHiE 
*vomits blood*
2019-06-12 21:25
#96
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-06-12 22:11
the tweet lul
2019-06-12 23:05
#146
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Spain Kosodutsky 
Unfortunately Shroud lost his skills “I used to be insane, what happened to me?” - Shroud
2019-06-13 16:31
#30
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
yes wardell and steel t1 material
2019-06-12 21:18
I actually agree with this, as an igl, they've beaten really good teams and he's a solid fragger. What other NA igl is better with a better rating??
2019-06-12 21:20
#50
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
tarik isnt good in a long term team daps sucks individually but is a great igl also seems to choke in the most important last rounds nitr0 is a solid igl but also seems to need a great team around him steel can make bad teams good has a solid rating but also sometimes chokes a bit. seangares is also a good igl but doesnt want to play much. giving him a shot in c9 with wardell would be their best option. Majors dont matter much
2019-06-12 21:28
How can you know Nitr0 needs a great team around him if he’s only ever had a great team? Don’t make assumptions, in a lesser team he wouldn’t take an IGL role, he doesn’t want to do it but has to (and is probably the best in NA to do it.) Also, what do you mean majors don’t matter much??? Every player’s goal is to win a major, perhaps from our perspective a major isn’t a huge deal, but to them it’s the world. Tim, Golden, and Cajun are a trio that could potentially win a major (Rush is a fucking bot)
2019-06-12 21:33
Rush in the pit on A site inferno is the reason they won that major. Why were most the highlights on b site? Cuz faze already realized they didn't want to mess with Rush on A. Go look at the demo and you'll see what I mean. After the major though, you have more of a point.
2019-06-12 22:37
#110
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
because you saw that from the past? steel has brought up many weak teams to the top level. (getting close to many big teams)
2019-06-12 22:38
yes, and there's a reason he never stays at the top level, he can't play at majors. every player wants to win a major
2019-06-13 02:10
Nothing to disagree with really, +1
2019-06-12 21:31
Majors Matter for c9 though.
2019-06-12 22:15
seangares in 2019 omegalul
2019-06-12 22:36
#108
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
can you read?
2019-06-12 22:36
"Majors dont matter much" Stickers.
2019-06-12 22:40
#112
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
better than having a bot team that does nothing
2019-06-12 22:41
#61
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Europe g4nl0cK 
Stanislaw
2019-06-12 21:32
stanislaw better tarik better even FNS better daps
2019-06-12 21:32
You dumb son of a bitch
2019-06-12 21:54
ban inc.
2019-06-12 22:59
At least none of them is banned tho xd
2019-06-12 22:01
stanislaw is not banned tarik is not banned fns is not banned daps is not banned steel is banned Even more reasons.
2019-06-14 19:18
Steel is cheater. Why would any organisation sign a cheater?
2019-06-14 19:17
#230
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
0/8
2019-06-14 22:41
Stupidest comment i've seen. You realize he's banned from participating in majors right?
2019-06-14 22:43
#232
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
yes but would you overread your comment again? or would you tell me when you started watching cs?
2019-06-14 22:43
#95
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El Salvador SenorFakeflag 
Valve unban plz it would be good for the sport but also lifetime ban is deserved.
2019-06-12 22:10
doesnt matter anymore( too many wasted talents( dazed swag fxy0 steel(
2019-06-12 23:37
#32
Khaos | 
Sweden Unluko 
Sad day indeed!
2019-06-12 21:19
Too many damn water bottles.
2019-06-12 23:13
#2
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Germany cucKingxaxa)) 
Good luck!
2019-06-12 21:15
#7
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Germany BIG_CLAN_FAN 
ty
2019-06-12 21:15
#19
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Germany cucKingxaxa)) 
np
2019-06-12 21:16
#3
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United States aust_h 
WHAT
2019-06-12 21:15
#4
Sonic | 
United States Stoical 
Bees money crew 3.0 lesgetit
2019-06-12 21:17
#97
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Russia Sur10n 
Ez top 4 at Fragadelphia, as always
2019-06-12 22:13
rip ghost lol
2019-06-12 21:15
#6
Xizt | 
United States Murr 
Nice
2019-06-12 21:15
#8
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Spain mokerz 
NT
2019-06-12 21:15
#9
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Israel soez4niko 
FeelsBannedMan cry is free
2019-06-12 21:16
#10
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
rip ghost
2019-06-12 21:16
#11
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Whats going on
2019-06-12 21:16
#12
walle | 
Germany Fl0RR3 
I hate littering as well
2019-06-12 21:16
I 100% loved that littering comment also, not only is he promoting himself in free agency but he's first addressing a huge problem in the world, respect yo
2019-06-12 21:21
Somehow it feels like throwing shade at the org as well lol
2019-06-13 02:41
Lol a little yeah "don't litter....oh on a side note, I'm not in ghost anymore"
2019-06-13 02:43
GHOST but 2 guys in a day LOST
2019-06-12 21:16
FREE STEEL POG
2019-06-12 21:16
#15
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Turkey hagix 
Just retire at this point if you cant attend majors
2019-06-12 21:16
+1
2019-06-12 21:17
#59
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Argentina sebaxinho 
99% of cs players won't attend majors and they still play. For free.
2019-06-12 21:32
#86
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Turkey hagix 
i mean as a pro he can back to streaming
2019-06-12 21:58
I wonder if he'd be able to attend a major as a coach? He has a great wealth of cs knowledge
2019-06-13 02:45
#141
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United Kingdom KieranFR 
No he cant, he cant even be the observer which apparently he was really good at
2019-06-13 06:30
Oof rough
2019-06-13 06:36
#88
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United States cananigfrag 
XANTARES will not be at the next major but he is still playing??
2019-06-12 21:58
rip ghost lul
2019-06-12 21:16
#20
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Pakistan ^NewB 
Wtf is happening
2019-06-12 21:17
#229
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:26
#21
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Poland 12yoRetard 
Gl
2019-06-12 21:17
#228
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:26
I hope they will add really talented players! ( And kick neptune)
2019-06-12 21:17
#28
rain | 
Slovenia ArlindEl 
+1
2019-06-12 21:17
#227
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:25
#40
Stewie2K | 
Europe Ron1e 
Kick neptune and keep land dodger aka freakzoid
2019-06-12 21:21
He's already at the team,no?
2019-06-12 21:22
#226
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:25
"People who litter water bottles here are actual scum." is this some secret message?
2019-06-12 21:17
#36
Sonic | 
United States Stoical 
No he just added some satire to his F/A post
2019-06-12 21:20
#225
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:25
#51
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
going to liquid LUL
2019-06-12 21:28
#224
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:25
no it's called pandering
2019-06-12 21:46
#223
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:25
#26
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Sweden tuudor 
good igl should be put in a farmer tea
2019-06-12 21:17
#221
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:24
#27
XANTARES | 
Poland Kabyn 
Ghost[*]
2019-06-12 21:17
#220
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:24
Finally ! I hope no more team sign him, he seserve nothing but the dumpster
2019-06-12 21:19
#66
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Norway Barter6 
How much did u loose in 2001?
2019-06-12 21:36
Nothing wtf He is just so toxic and annoying
2019-06-12 21:37
+1
2019-06-12 22:07
#219
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:24
#121
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Norway Barter6 
Being toxic while calling someone else toxic is toxic masculinity. Stop
2019-06-12 23:12
Saying the truth isn't being toxic. Insulting other players is being toxic.
2019-06-12 23:14
#218
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:24
"insults" lol. if u are from EU than you showed that you are culturally insensitive. here in Dirty Canuckville we call each other retarded etc. and nobody cares except suburb an dpoliticians. therefore steel isn't toxic, you're just illiterate.
2019-06-14 22:52
Sorry for my misunderstanding of 3rd world culture. Here in 1st world we respect other humans.
2019-06-14 23:03
funny how you disrespect another human with your comment. you're either an idiot or, literally, a racist. Dirty Canuckville is arguably 2-3rd world btw to be fair.
2019-06-15 04:44
"ToXiC MaScUlInItY" LUL
2019-06-12 23:21
#145
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Norway Barter6 
Hahaha, Nice term right? You like that?
2019-06-13 13:10
#217
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:23
#33
steel | 
Mexico yayoo 
fuckkkk freakazoid x steel x koosta was such a good combo it sucks hope they all get into torqued together
2019-06-12 21:19
#216
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:23
#34
ZywOo | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Hmm
2019-06-12 21:19
#215
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:23
nobody care, bye
2019-06-12 21:20
#214
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:23
#38
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
+rush +auti
2019-06-12 21:21
Imagine leaving C9 for even worse dumpster fire Ghost
2019-06-12 23:03
#213
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:22
+ daps +??
2019-06-12 21:22
TenZ
2019-06-12 21:56
#212
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:22
LUL
2019-06-12 21:22
#211
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:22
#44
XELLOW | 
Turkey robyn11 
Cosmeeen from Epsilon free agent.
2019-06-12 21:23
#210
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:22
#45
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United States @FyreCS 
Daps Wardell Sick Obo Depth Or Daps Wardell Mitch Sick Freakazoid
2019-06-12 21:24
#209
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:22
#46
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Sweden fnatic_flusha 
I hope you find another team soon
2019-06-12 21:24
#208
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:22
Wtf why :"( Btw maybe daps will join ghost
2019-06-12 21:25
#207
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:21
world class igl searching for a team hello
2019-06-12 21:27
#206
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:21
rip ghost lol
2019-06-12 21:29
#205
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:21
#53
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Finland Karppanator 
Imagine some org wasting money on him again :D No Valve events Andy over here
2019-06-12 21:29
#204
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:21
#54
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Should retire, toxic human
2019-06-12 21:30
#203
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:21
#55
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Germany AP)) 
gl steel
2019-06-12 21:30
#202
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:21
#60
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France DesmondHumes 
bad player bad igl and bad person enjoy ur retirement
2019-06-12 21:32
#201
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:20
Daps to ghost. I wonder who'll replace Koosta?
2019-06-12 21:34
#200
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:20
Holy shit bye Mr throw.
2019-06-12 21:36
mr throw is so old i mean, do people actually still care? What happened 2000 years ago?
2019-06-12 21:39
#199
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:20
#64
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Poland xOwcA 
hello Daps
2019-06-12 21:34
#198
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:20
daps and who else? (To join)
2019-06-12 21:35
#197
 | 
Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:20
Lazarus with swag?
2019-06-12 21:37
#196
 | 
Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:19
free steel and brax Valve thanks
2019-06-12 21:38
#195
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:19
#71
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CIS followDeiMoZ 
n0thing and moose
2019-06-12 21:39
#194
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:19
GL Steel. I hope youll find a team shortly!
2019-06-12 21:42
#193
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:19
#73
flusha | 
United States ctb^_^ 
lmao ghost falling into shambles
2019-06-12 21:42
#192
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:19
Best na team after liquid ez SWAG STEEL WARDELL FREAK Subroza Ghost but whit better fraging power and in my opinion talent if they have Steel they can't play major so play swag go then
2019-06-12 21:43
#191
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:18
#75
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Ukraine petruska 
Faze Steel
2019-06-12 21:44
#190
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:18
how is this lowlvl matchfixer still relevant enough for an article?
2019-06-12 21:46
#189
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:18
Faze steel inc
2019-06-12 21:51
#187
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:18
#79
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Canada zoumbadouCS 
Lol fuck steel.
2019-06-12 21:52
#186
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:18
#80
Szohn | 
Nepal Nepali 
Kinda sad.
2019-06-12 21:52
#185
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:18
retire ?
2019-06-12 21:53
#184
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:17
wtf isnt he banned for life or something
2019-06-12 21:55
He is only banned from playing on majors
2019-06-12 21:59
#182
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:17
#85
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United States MrSuppressor 
Golden Autimatic Wardell Koosta Neptune
2019-06-12 21:58
Rush is leagues ahead of Koosta and Neptune should be Golden Autimatic RUSH Wardell TenZ
2019-06-12 23:05
#181
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:17
match fixer
2019-06-12 21:58
#180
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:17
Nemiga|steel
2019-06-12 22:05
#179
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:17
#92
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Poland Sad_Boy 
who?
2019-06-12 22:05
#178
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:16
Who?
2019-06-12 22:07
#177
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:16
he looks like borat
2019-06-12 22:14
#176
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:16
A banned dog announced free agency,yes?
2019-06-12 22:18
#175
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:16
what kind of turban u be to call ppl "dog" as insult lmao
2019-06-14 23:02
#101
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Belgium therealV1c 
WHAT'S HEAVIER? u get it?
2019-06-12 22:20
#174
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:16
rip ghost
2019-06-12 22:20
#173
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:15
Ghost Daps in less than a week
2019-06-12 22:25
#172
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:15
#104
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Brazil cleckzz 
I thought it was steel from Luminosity
2019-06-12 22:25
#171
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:15
#105
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
na scene (except Liquid) BR>NA
2019-06-12 22:30
#170
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:15
+tenz +daps -neptune +everyone else
2019-06-12 22:33
#169
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:15
#113
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United States xiquo 
Become coach
2019-06-12 22:48
#168
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:14
#114
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Sweden cuckedbyzuck 
Ghost disband there is no alternative. Best players in former Ghost were Wardell > Steel > Koosta/freak > Neptune so might aswell make a new team
2019-06-12 22:50
#167
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:14
Hes literally one of the most dedicated players ever.
2019-06-12 23:01
#166
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:14
They are gonna flounder without him. Doesn't matter if you can go to majors now if you never reach them
2019-06-12 23:07
#165
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:14
#124
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Brazil fuNNa 
he is still bot
2019-06-12 23:14
#164
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:14
#125
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Any team he and koosta join will be better than ghost for sure
2019-06-12 23:17
#163
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:14
#128
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Turkey 1g_police 
toxic af
2019-06-12 23:50
#162
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:13
What a ride Freak has had over the last 6-8 months
2019-06-12 23:51
#161
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:13
The sad part is he can’t play for a top tier team because of no majors but he can definitely boost the skill of a mid tier professional team
2019-06-13 00:02
#160
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:13
throwing for skins phone number: 555-333
2019-06-13 00:03
#158
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:13
#132
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Irrelevant player and team
2019-06-13 00:06
#157
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:12
xd
2019-06-13 00:28
#156
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:12
koosta could actually be a good choice for c9 atm
2019-06-13 01:45
#155
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:12
#139
s1mple | 
India AMKW 
Keep rotting in the hall of shame
2019-06-13 04:43
#154
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:12
#140
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Poland gr0za 
Valve unban incoming
2019-06-13 05:08
#153
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:11
#159
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Poland gr0za 
Stop +1ing every simple comment
2019-06-14 19:13
pathetic scammer.
2019-06-13 11:25
#152
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:11
#144
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United Kingdom D3N1SMEISTER 
Daps to ghost
2019-06-13 11:39
#151
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:11
#147
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China Yao_Ming 
can valve already unban these ibp players? theres basically only 2 left and they are still banned. meanwhile tyloo is throwing LAN games with proof and still not banned because Valve is scared to interfere with China. other teams are throwing for money as well. Pretty sad
2019-06-13 16:38
#150
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:11
+1
2019-06-14 19:25
Sad such a player destroyed his career in such a pathetic way
2019-06-13 21:53
#149
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Guatemala GoGirlbbie 
+1
2019-06-14 19:11
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