JW: "I hope GeT_RiGhT will keep playing and try on another team when the time comes"

We talked to Jesper "JW" Wecksell at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, in Montpellier, France, where fnatic went out in the group stage.

fnatic had a rough week at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals. They started off with a loss to NRG, who went on to win their group and clinch a semi-final spot. They won the first round of the lower bracket against Grayhound, but were then unexpectedly taken out by Heroic in a three-map series.

fnatic need to work on their individual level according to JW

During our conversation, JW talked about some of the problems plaguing the team, which he mainly puts on not enough individual preparation after some time on the road. The Swede also talked about the Swedish scene, particularly about Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora and his signing by NiP, and gave us some thoughts on what he hopes for Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund's future.

Let's go back to the beginning of the season, you started out very strong with two second-place runs at StarSeries i-League Season 7 and IEM Sydney, but now you've been knocked out of the group stage two times in a row. You were showing a lot of promise, but then weren't able to fulfill that potential. What happened?

I think the biggest issue has been our individual form, not our team form. We've been traveling a lot, which is expected because we planned the whole thing, so it's not like we're blaming it on anyone, but it's hard to get those individual hours in and I think that's our biggest issue. We're lacking a lot of individual confidence in a lot of situations, but we're also tending to overcomplicate stuff.

CS is very simple, and we tend to make it way harder than it actually is. We're losing mostly against ourselves, obviously the teams we're playing against are playing at a really high caliber, but we expect to beat most of them. We kind of know what to work on and hopefully we'll have enough time to do it before Cologne and the Minor.

I think the loss to Heroic here was quite unexpected, especially because they were quite dominant on the two maps they won. What was it that didn't work, what were you struggling with>

Pretty much nothing was working. Everything we did, we messed something up, it didn't matter what we tried, even if we just tried to take a simple mid control on Mirage or something. We'd mess up a smoke, or something, it's hard to pinpoint and describe why it happened, but something was just very, very off this tournament.

How does this affect you moving forward? You have Cologne and the Minor coming up, how can you reset and get back in shape?

The good thing about this all is that we know that it's not about not being skilled enough, or not knowing if we have what it takes, it's nothing like that, it's just that we tend to mess things up and overcomplicate things. We just need to play like the opponents, if we play a lower team in the rankings we tend to crumble a bit because we're the favorites and I think we have some issues handling that, so I think we can just go home and try and find the passion and love for the game and get the hours up because the tactics are working, the teamplay... it's there, we know how to play, we just need to get our confidence and the feeling and love for CS back up again.

Have you talked about what the goals are for the next tournaments? Obviously, for the Minor, it's to qualify for the Major, but what about Cologne?

Every tournament we go into, we always have the goal to reach the playoffs because we want to play for the fans, get into the arenas, so that's the first small goal in every tournament. You always go into it wanting to win, but you have to go one match at a time and have small goals, but playoffs, especially in Cologne, that's the biggest thing. The bigger goal is to get back into the Major cycle.

What about goals that are not so much about placements and so on, but rather what would you like to see work or click on the team?

I would love to get us confident in group stages again, it's just the group stages. There we don't play to win, we play not to lose because it's in the back of our minds that we don't want to disappoint ourselves or our fans by going out in the groups. Once we get out of the groups all of that pressure is off of our shoulders and we tend to play such good CS, which is what we saw both at StarSeries and in Sydney. We just need to get through the group stages to get the pressure off, to learn how to handle that pressure, because that's what's haunting us right now. It's hard to work on it, we just need to find our groove and find ourselves.

Something to close it off, as one of the two biggest teams in Sweden, we just saw NiP make a change and bring on a youngster, similar to how you brought on brollan. Any thoughts on the Plopski signing?

I think it's good, it's the right thing to do. However, I don't really like how it's being done because they have to play with stand-ins... Players like brollan and Plopski, they need to have a good structure, especially taking this huge step into the top professional scene, they need to have more structure around them to help them develop faster and feel safe. I hope it won't affect him too much because it could haunt him for his whole career if it goes badly.

Other than that I hope GeT_RiGhT will keep playing and try on another team when the time comes because I still feel like he has a lot more to give. He played in NiP for his whole CS:GO career, and if he quits now I don't see it as him quitting on top, so why not try on another team? I'm sure he could give a lot more and make a new team way better. What's happening now in the Swedish scene is exciting, but sadly we have to wait until after the Major because of all of these roster locks and so on.

Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1612
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1630
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
568
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany GERMAN_ 
He is right. Get_Right is a real legend of CSGO, i will cry so hard if he stops playing!!!
2019-06-21 23:41
#4
Get_Rice | 
United Kingdom Carmon 
He is not wrong
2019-06-21 23:41
#156
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Sweden @fimpen 
true jw just being kind...
2019-06-22 17:20
#8
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Sweden Unluko 
Definitely!
2019-06-21 23:41
Yes
2019-06-22 00:44
#78
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India naetu 
+1
2019-06-22 01:49
#104
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Indonesia Devanek 
Ngakak so hard
2019-06-22 06:51
#107
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Brazil igster 
"What was it that didn't work, what were you struggling with>" Isnt the ">" supposed to be an "?"? ADMINS PLS FIX!!
2019-06-22 07:33
#107
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Brazil igster 
"What was it that didn't work, what were you struggling with>" Isnt the ">" supposed to be an "?"? ADMINS PLS FIX!!
2019-06-22 07:33
unreadable article pls fix
2019-06-22 10:07
haha +1 lol
2019-06-25 08:29
fck off lil whore
2019-06-25 08:29
#19
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France louxegah 
Legends never die.
2019-06-21 23:44
So true, what players like him and F0rest have done to this scene is incredible and amazing. We will never see player like them ever again.
2019-06-21 23:47
#30
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Canada z4ckcsgo 
One of the best comments I saw in a while here +1
2019-06-21 23:53
+1
2019-06-22 00:44
#76
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Slovakia Freddie28 
duo GTR + f0rest = NiP without them it is not NiP anymore
2019-06-22 01:36
+1
2019-06-22 07:57
#138
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Bulgaria No_1One 
+1
2019-06-22 12:01
+1111111
2019-06-22 16:57
#167
ckN | 
India SinghSir 
Just like VP
2019-06-23 12:36
+1
2019-06-22 03:02
+999999999
2019-06-22 04:38
+1
2019-06-22 07:06
#109
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Brazil igster 
+1
2019-06-22 07:34
+1
2019-06-22 08:00
#139
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
+3
2019-06-22 12:42
+1 Respect GTR and f0rest
2019-06-22 22:52
+1 GTR is a legend.
2019-06-22 00:04
#59
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Brazil LordQ 
+1000
2019-06-22 00:35
+1
2019-06-22 00:51
+1
2019-06-22 01:08
#75
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Belgium Miiyata 
+1
2019-06-22 01:33
Yea and i hope jw quits CS he's as shit as grt_right is
2019-06-22 01:53
#148
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Spain Chonita 
And you are a great moron my friend
2019-06-22 14:58
+1
2019-06-22 22:35
Fanboi and blind spotted He is shhhhhiiitttt
2019-06-22 23:47
#171
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Spain Chonita 
And you are still a moron , so what?
2019-06-25 00:31
Great so now that I've proved you wrong you decide to go on the offensive to save face to your peers when we are all watching you throw this childish tantrum laughing at you. Keep projecting we can all see it. I've already won this I wouldnt even call it an argument because that would have meant you have a leg to stand on from the beginning but you didnt. Easy win for me it must eat you up inside knowing you can't reply now or else you'd look super salty. Bet youre going to try to just copy this, say tl;dr, change it a bit to reply to me, or worst of all try to mob mentality a win by trying to outnumber me which is the most pathetic of all lmao but that would look even more pathetic for you. Keep trying to troll as well it feeds me but I don't have time for you so enjoy the block too.
2019-06-25 02:53
#175
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Spain Chonita 
i´ll put it clear for you....idiot. Jw and Get_right are not trash...YOU are. Aparently you know shit csgo becouse if you knew atleat a litle, you wouldn write the crap you are writing so go to your fucking cave and sleep...forever ...moron
2019-06-25 15:55
#85
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United States @FyreCS 
+11111
2019-06-22 03:02
+1
2019-06-22 03:13
#88
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Gtr + f0rest to fnatic for twizt and brollan -xizt + flusha Gtr, jw, f0rest, krimz, flusha I’d cry
2019-06-22 03:30
#89
Dosia | 
Greenland Grobiz 
Meeeeh... I'd go for : Gtr, olof, forest, krimz and flusha.
2019-06-22 03:39
#90
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United States h4gg4rd 
Team 2014 it would be absolutely unfair lol
2019-06-22 03:41
#91
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Lmao straight up 2014 all stars
2019-06-22 03:44
GET_KIDDO IS A KID... LEGEND IS MOE, WARM4CHINE , COGU CAMARGO, FALLEN, FROM THE CS 1.6 AND CSS ERA... GET_KID IS A NEW PLAYER FROM 2010 WHEN CSS DEATH. 90% OF FANGAYS FROM HLTV ARE KIDDOS, AND LIKES KIDDOS.
2019-06-22 04:18
This is such a terrible bait.
2019-06-22 04:56
I'm disappointed with this bait
2019-06-22 05:05
what a shitty bait, mods pls delete
2019-06-22 06:41
#131
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Poland kRAMERO 
moe/warmachine legends? u stupid?
2019-06-22 10:40
i say , all kids in this site.
2019-06-22 16:02
#154
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Sweden Bangs 
0/8
2019-06-22 16:41
+1
2019-06-22 07:34
Cry
2019-06-22 08:30
lol
2019-06-22 13:29
agree +1
2019-06-22 14:31
Diamonds are forever
2019-06-22 21:00
#2
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Asia Go0re 
Good guy JW
2019-06-21 23:41
Previously bad piggy
2019-06-21 23:41
He's all grown now.
2019-06-22 00:49
he just learned to be hypocritical he is still fat ugly pig inside and outside
2019-06-22 09:05
#93
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World Beard43 
+1 But gained restecp for him over this
2019-06-22 03:53
#3
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Portugal moupz 
NOT 1ST BUT ALMOST MOUSE TOP1
2019-06-21 23:41
#140
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
yes
2019-06-22 12:43
#6
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France kNRD^ 
EZ4G2. Wait, flag checks out fak.
2019-06-21 23:42
+1
2019-06-21 23:41
#9
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Romania kr1tex 
JW and Get_RiGhT 2 gods Get_RiGhT could become a full-time streamer if he doesn't find a decent team.
2019-06-21 23:44
+1
2019-06-21 23:59
#50
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
The best option for him is to become coach of nip after the major, so nip can replace him with an awper or igl
2019-06-22 00:24
That's up to him but thanks for your delightful insight.
2019-06-22 00:50
#71
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
This is my opinion
2019-06-22 01:04
#98
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United States Samsquanch_ 
The best move for him is a Swedish shuffle. Send him and f0rest to fnatic, bring flusha back, and let nip have all the lil kiddos
2019-06-22 04:59
#120
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
why f0rest while he is carrying this team
2019-06-22 09:07
It is possible that he might
2019-06-23 17:08
#10
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Estonia Mrkruvi 
aww
2019-06-21 23:41
#11
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Hungary mEZENCEphalon 
legend
2019-06-21 23:42
JW can be a troll and toxic sometimes but he is a good guy deep down
2019-06-21 23:42
He has grown.
2019-06-22 00:50
+1 Humility comes with age
2019-06-22 20:59
#13
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Poland Skavrox 
I hope so, too <3
2019-06-21 23:42
2019-06-21 23:42
#40
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Albania JonZherka 
Exactly what I was thinking hahahaha
2019-06-22 00:07
#15
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Netherlands coun7less 
Of course, me too
2019-06-21 23:48
#16
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Sweden godname 
JW trying get gtr to fnatic lul
2019-06-21 23:43
-xizt +GTR Ez top 1
2019-06-22 00:45
Ez tier 2 team LUL
2019-06-22 10:23
#17
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United Kingdom @VOSSKi_tv 
legends <3
2019-06-21 23:43
Previously bad piggy Now good guy
2019-06-21 23:45
That backfired so hard on Fnatic hahaha, NiP won the tournoment and Fnatic came 5-8 xDDDD hltv.org/events/1192/dreamhack-bucharest..
2019-06-22 02:56
#20
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United States GiantDays 
In a perfect world perhaps.
2019-06-21 23:44
Is this a sign JW and GeT_RiGhT will play in the same team? Would actually be epic
2019-06-21 23:46
Washed out players, both of them. They have vintage performances once in 3 months. Both of them should retire before they make clowns out of themselves.
2019-06-21 23:47
#162
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Jw in 2019 has been good , at least since the major
2019-06-22 22:19
JW needs a new Team aswell.. with gtr and 3 youngsters! Would be Nice
2019-06-21 23:48
#26
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Poland Hanse 
Youngsters squad is open for new players atm
2019-06-21 23:49
#27
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
JW = HLTV lord 100%
2019-06-21 23:50
#28
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Brazil Collee 
We're already on that time he speaks of though...
2019-06-21 23:51
please god do not let gtr leave nip
2019-06-21 23:52
#43
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
yeah , at least not after major
2019-06-22 00:11
me too
2019-06-21 23:53
#32
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Russia Nikosimus 
Nice to see JW get mature, I like how he grew up since, say, DHW13 and that GTR story
2019-06-21 23:56
imagine still being salty because of dh bucharest* which was nips fault to being with
2019-06-21 23:59
#45
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Sweden Trkmag 
Still a overreaction from fnatic but yeah everyone should be over it
2019-06-22 00:20
#103
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Poland gr0za 
I'm not in the know, how was tha NiP fault?
2019-06-22 06:45
#137
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Nepal askyee 
fnatic won first OT and they started to cry and wanted to replay- fnatic agreed and second time they won
2019-06-22 11:31
#149
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Poland gr0za 
Ah, hahahaha, explains why the disrespect, because I've only known about the vid
2019-06-22 15:10
#150
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Sweden Zightz 
They thought it was 5 rounds per half instead of 3 in overtime apparently. iirc that is.
2019-06-22 15:15
#151
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Poland gr0za 
That's kinda dumb, but is that a reason to restart, tbh?
2019-06-22 15:16
#161
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Sweden Zightz 
Tough call. Depends on if they actually got the wrong info.
2019-06-22 22:09
#33
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
tbh he should retire and JW should consider it aswell
2019-06-21 23:57
#37
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Retire at 24 lmao
2019-06-22 00:00
#42
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
yep
2019-06-22 00:10
#47
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
When hes nearly top 20 statistically and one of the best entry fraggers this year? I think the fuck not.
2019-06-22 00:21
#36
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Like fnatic?
2019-06-22 00:00
#38
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Yeah meeeen )))) Fnatic GeT_RiGhT and being even more shit like Xizt :)))))
2019-06-22 00:02
#44
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-06-22 00:14
#41
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Norway AndersBreivik 
fnatic get_right confirmed
2019-06-22 00:09
#46
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Sweden Trkmag 
Gained all respect I already had for JW
2019-06-22 00:21
#56
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
Gained respect I didn't have for old pig
2019-06-22 00:26
#51
Sweden hly 
JW and Xizt are way overdue in Fnatic. The biggest problem with Swedish CS is that they keep former glory way too long. I hope NiP will get nawwk instead of GT soon. The best thing though would be a mix of NiP and Fnatic.
2019-06-22 00:24
yes
2019-06-22 00:24
THIS GUY WAS ROASTING HIM WHILE PLAYING FPL,AND NOW HES LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED
2019-06-22 00:25
did you never roast a friend of yours?
2019-06-22 01:29
I do But jw and gtr cannot be called friends in a lifetime
2019-06-22 09:16
you can call them colleagues tho.
2019-06-22 14:46
Opponents rather
2019-06-22 16:27
#54
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Turkey osmanabi 
JW is right. Look at friberg, he's playing a lot better than he used to play in NiP and Xizt is relatively doing better in fnatic.
2019-06-22 00:25
#58
Sweden hly 
No and no.
2019-06-22 00:34
Yes and no
2019-06-22 11:27
#55
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United States DiabIo 
Translation dude just join fnatic one last shot
2019-06-22 00:26
NiP cannot kick GTR because GTR is NiP in CSGO. It would be devastating for the scene omg
2019-06-22 00:31
-pita +GTR problem solved, it's more about his personality and the NiP brand than actual performance ingame at this point, as a coach he could still be part of NiP and the matches as he loves CS so much he can still offer a lot for NiP this way for a long time to come if he wants to.
2019-06-22 01:12
"i hope get right keeps playing so we have nip as an easy opponent" kappa
2019-06-22 00:39
#61
puTa | 
Argentina Alutobi 
Fnatic Get?
2019-06-22 00:43
After NIP screwed draken over twice, i'm pretty sure get_right will not play in Ancient.
2019-06-22 00:48
Yeah that made me mad
2019-06-22 05:14
Draken is bitch boy
2019-06-22 09:18
He will no doubt be part of something huge later on... Maybe form a proper competing seniors CSGO team.
2019-06-22 00:49
GeT_RiGhT <3 stay strong <3
2019-06-22 01:46
#79
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United States f0xes` 
Best interview I've seen from JW. Accurate and well spoken, shows a lot of wisdom from all the years of top level CS. Safety, structure, not feeling overburdened by a new role against fiercer competition. All things that are vital to developing young talent. Would be kind of cool if olofm and flusha came back and they gave JW/krimz/brollan/flusha/olofm a try. I would actually be pretty hyped to see that reunion.
2019-06-22 01:53
3rd times a charm! I think the whole scene would like to see it.
2019-06-22 02:44
valve with their updates destroyed sweden domination. Created game for middle-skilled players
2019-06-22 02:34
#87
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
2019-06-22 03:18
Cya in 100
2019-06-22 04:41
autistic favela mibr bots
2019-06-22 10:15
#160
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
My god can not play with these beings that comes faster than Usain Bolt running. Holy shit, people without humor.
2019-06-22 21:50
how should that be funny when u see a pig oinking and say its JW
2019-06-23 10:49
#169
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
Bro is meme of Pasha, my god, it seems that opened the cs last week
2019-06-24 02:14
#92
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Indonesia en1lykS 
respect!
2019-06-22 03:49
#101
shox | 
India iejesus 
Yes please dont retire :(
2019-06-22 05:50
#111
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
jw best
2019-06-22 07:52
not best jw bestest
2019-06-22 10:13
#113
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Lithuania microgam1ng 
I grow with heaton walle spawn and other NiP always will be in my heart its my team lost or win. Gl 4 gtrt.
2019-06-22 07:58
i cant even imagine gtr without forest anymore
2019-06-22 08:34
It has long been necessary to leave NiP GeT_RiGhT gave them almost 8 years of his career. It would be better for me to see him in Fnatic, he would be better there. Having such a player with a lot of experience is very good. I hope GeT_RiGhT will remain in eSports, and will start all over again in the new team.
2019-06-22 08:38
JW should be dropped next. Been hearing same excuses from him for 2 years LOL
2019-06-22 08:39
#133
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
Well he is the second best player in sweden in 2019.
2019-06-22 10:57
#157
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Sweden @fimpen 
false im nr1 f0rest nr2
2019-06-22 17:22
#123
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Get_right is still one of the smartest and most experienced players still playing. As a leader in a newer/younger team like Ancient etc he could be amazing. He's still good anyway, just not on the level anymore of the new superstars but he may well play better in a newer hungrier team or a team where he's in a different role again.
2019-06-22 09:39
Getright is like Jordan leaving nba, like Schumacher leaving f1 , these disciplines was not the same after.
2019-06-22 09:41
#125
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Bulgaria Cloudyx 
GET RIGHT IS A LEGEND!
2019-06-22 10:03
that was sweet JW i could cry
2019-06-22 10:13
Get_Right would be a great coach to a young team. Having him play elsewhere would just make him depressed I think.
2019-06-22 10:52
Great commentary JW!
2019-06-22 11:04
#135
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Cyprus twixK1ng 
fnatic Get_right
2019-06-22 11:06
sounds like JW wants GeT_RiGhT in fnatic
2019-06-22 13:06
2019-06-22 13:36
Agree on this
2019-06-22 13:42
ok Jw stay sexy somewhere else
2019-06-22 14:51
kick shit twist. +GTR. this time fnc no support
2019-06-24 04:51
I also hope GTR could keep playing so that fnatic will always be the no1 Swedish team lul
2019-07-03 11:40
corrosion cancer
2019-07-04 22:14
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