NEO confirmed to attend StarLadder Major with FaZe

Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski took to social media to announce that he would be competing at the StarLadder Berlin Major, representing FaZe.

The Polish veteran was added to the Europan mixture on May 13, replacing Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev and taking over the IGL duties. Despite originally being announced as a substitute, it was later clarified that NEO was set to undergo a trial period in FaZe.

NEO is set to attend his 13th Major

The 32-year-old played two LAN events with FaZe so far, placing 3-4th at DreamHack Masters Dallas and 5-6th at ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, averaging a 0.91 LAN rating over that time.

While FaZe has not announced NEO as a permanent player, HLTV.org has confirmed that the Pole is a part of the roster submitted to StarLadder ahead of the roster lock, meaning NEO is set to be in action at the Major in Berlin. NEO has attended 12 Major in CS:GO so far, all of them with the Virtus.pro core, winning one - EMS One Katowice 2014.

FaZe have the following lineup for the StarLadder Berlin Major:

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač
Norway Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard
Slovakia Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács
Sweden Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer
Poland Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski

Serbia Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović (coach)

Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1779
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1299
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Gl legend. #StopToxicity #HearTheRoar
2019-06-25 00:45
Are you OK ?
2019-06-25 00:54
yes
2019-06-25 00:54
Well Im not really sure about that
2019-06-25 00:55
why mens)))
2019-06-25 00:56
They haven't managed to win single tournament with him, how tf can they win Major ?
2019-06-25 00:58
i wished him good luck i didnt say that he will win a major dfq mens)))
2019-06-25 00:59
good point mens 😎😎
2019-06-25 11:41
thnx mens)))
2019-06-25 12:44
They cant win some tournaments bcs of Olof is trash, Guardian miss 75% shoots from AWP. Rain can play good but in the other map he will become to be a noob. If will be they have 100% form on major they can win some matches :D
2019-06-25 16:15
#252
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Romania decis1ve
100% form for all in faze means ez win. "They can win some matches" lul. They can win all of the matches with 100% form, lol
2019-06-25 17:02
Cuz Astralis with Magisk in first two events were so dominant. Lmao
2019-06-25 01:10
#100
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North America ch3ss
This faze will never be as good as astralis in their era
2019-06-25 02:33
Astralis never had an era
2019-06-25 11:17
#206
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Europe Instabait
LOL
2019-06-25 11:30
#213
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Whatever make you happy pal
2019-06-25 12:12
Low quality bait
2019-06-25 12:34
I'm not saying they will, but noone would expect Astralis to get dominant after they first lan events with Magisk ;)
2019-06-25 13:08
How is that related to his comment?
2019-06-25 01:16
#96
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United States DeeSeL
lol you can still make a negative comment about someone wishing other people goodluck🌦
2019-06-25 02:26
u a fckn noob ? cant you read a simple English sentence?
2019-06-25 08:16
idiot
2019-06-25 08:55
it isn't about to win the major right now for them, first they need to choose someone and create chemistry with him and then they can think how to win the next major.
2019-06-25 12:40
Dude they are trying to get their map pool together right now they are a very bad team to what they ware. But they have a chance to improve till then. And if they do they cloud get 3th or 2th place i dont belive in 1th but there are always possibilities i wouldn't rule them out just jet .
2019-06-25 22:15
U have to report ur opinion to faze straight away. Im sure they will re-consider their roster once again when they will know that ure not sure. Do it to save the life on earth.
2019-06-25 10:41
#68
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Serbia nocturnSRB
xd
2019-06-25 01:05
#136
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Poland Unluko
Nice move for sure!
2019-06-25 06:44
Fuck man, I wish I had as well 60 ALT accs like you
2019-06-25 08:34
i only have one wtf mens)))
2019-06-25 12:43
#171
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Europe m9_
<3
2019-06-25 09:09
#StopToxicity #HearTheRoar
2019-06-25 11:29
You know you can "criticize" his current play while respecting his past achievement and the person? Dont be a pussy
2019-06-25 11:44
are they all disabled ???
2019-06-25 18:42
yes
2019-06-25 18:47
Cry
2019-07-16 18:34
Ok
2019-06-25 00:43
#3
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Poland Banzanic
expected
2019-06-25 00:43
1.6 lEGEND
2019-06-25 00:43
ok
2019-06-25 00:44
why tho
2019-06-25 00:44
because Faze has serious legal problems atm and he is the best they can get for the money they can spend that isnt legal fees xD
2019-06-25 08:08
#202
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United States DeeSeL
Lmao
2019-06-25 11:02
Lol
2019-06-25 00:44
#10
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Czech Republic PaYaB
group stage exit :)
2019-06-25 00:44
#34
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Sweden 1nomiS
hellraisers will not even attend
2019-06-25 00:50
#64
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Other Zytoep
They’ll do the coach swap thing with Deadfox
2019-06-25 00:58
#164
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United States burzeus
deadline is over , so no
2019-06-25 08:49
Can't do that unless an emergency happens
2019-06-25 08:50
#178
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Czech Republic PaYaB
They'll just swap someone... Why would they not participate in minor at all ?
2019-06-25 09:34
they will
2019-06-25 07:44
Just like hellraisers ?
2019-06-25 05:48
#177
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Czech Republic PaYaB
Most likely yes, that does not change nothing, I will cheer for them just like in atlanta 2017, where they got 0-3..
2019-06-25 09:32
they have olofmeister so that won't be the case
2019-06-25 08:32
#215
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Streak to break, you heard it here first
2019-06-25 12:15
#11
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Kazakhstan JPDragao
Why this is a news?Next news naf confirmed to attend starleader major with liquid
2019-06-25 00:44
#21
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Portugal Flame20
it is a trial
2019-06-25 00:46
#27
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Kazakhstan JPDragao
Thanks mate i forgot.
2019-06-25 00:46
#125
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Portugal Flame20
No problem
2019-06-25 05:33
#194
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Poland ruhoks
and this is the best conversation i have ever red on hltv
2019-06-25 10:40
+1
2019-06-25 11:33
Red
2019-06-25 11:43
Blue
2019-06-25 15:19
Yellow
2019-06-25 15:39
Green
2019-06-25 16:09
Orange
2019-06-26 04:01
Black
2019-07-18 19:26
it's his part time job . :)
2019-06-25 19:07
#29
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Poland Crai9Xen
Cause it wasnt 100% sure??? He is(or maybe was now) on trial
2019-06-25 00:47
But honestly who else would they bring?
2019-06-25 04:41
Nobody, neo was only free IGL on scene
2019-06-25 06:58
definitely not free, but best choice still
2019-06-25 09:08
he was free meaning that he didnt had ties with any team so there was no buyout
2019-06-25 09:17
+1
2019-06-25 10:31
Probably neo had to pay :D
2019-06-25 10:57
Flusha was the best choice but he denied
2019-06-26 04:01
#12
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Poland SneKuu
polish legend again at major! yaay!
2019-06-25 00:44
Press F
2019-06-25 00:44
#14
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Spain Alex_GV
Mmm... K
2019-06-25 00:44
I'm glad that Faze are giving him this opportunity, but I can't see Faze doing anything spectacular regardless.
2019-06-25 00:45
#28
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Slovakia S1W0
You never know with faze if they can have amazing individual performances they always have a chance
2019-06-25 00:46
You're right, but their competition has looked more promising as of late.
2019-06-25 01:06
Except for EPL where they kind of shit the bed in the mouz and G2 games
2019-06-25 01:31
#89
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Philippines genji27
"Their competition" means other teams. So what he said was the others teams are looking more promising than FaZe lately.
2019-06-25 01:47
I guess I misread my bad
2019-06-25 02:10
nt YNK
2019-06-25 10:40
If faze can make at least top 4 it’s worth it. But it’s not up to neo. It’s up to the 4 others
2019-06-25 04:31
They not gonna win anyway so
2019-06-25 00:45
People always hate
2019-06-25 03:26
not hating, but i dont see them beating astralis/liquid or even ENCE in a bo3
2019-06-25 03:28
Faze didn't win anything because they have this IGL for about 2 months, so it's too short period of time to perform insanely
2019-06-25 06:59
so it is, one less team attending this endeavor
2019-06-25 00:45
Im 1st on the shit women news post but in this thread of upmost importance i am not pffft... Anyways, easy win!!!! LETSGOFAZEUP!!! #FaZeUP
2019-06-25 00:49
what?
2019-06-25 00:49
Me first here hltv.org/news/27183/dreamhack-showdown-p.. Shit post, doesnt matter, irrelevant, useless Me not first here, chad post, relevant, usefull, important.
2019-06-25 00:50
Was hard coming out to your parents?
2019-06-25 04:38
OMEGALOL
2019-06-25 10:30
LOL
2019-06-25 13:53
#19
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Norway Daweeedo
will lose to liquid in semi finals.
2019-06-25 00:45
#24
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Russia Nikosimus
The roster lock has ended iirc I'd like to know who NiP will use
2019-06-25 00:46
GeT_RiGhT, he's going to play with them the next two tournaments
2019-06-25 00:50
#43
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Russia Nikosimus
Instead of dennis Their Katowice lineup was GTR f0rest Lekr0 REZ dennis dennis left, Plopski isnt allowed to play as he played for Ancient Who is their 5th? dennis or someone else?
2019-06-25 00:51
ah, didn't know Plopski wasn't allowed to play
2019-06-25 00:52
either reach an agreement with dennis, or play with pita
2019-06-25 17:43
1.6
2019-06-25 00:46
olof 14/15 major playoffs 👍
2019-06-25 00:46
haha
2019-06-25 00:54
FeelsBadMan
2019-06-25 13:51
Fuck yea!
2019-06-25 00:49
ez second major
2019-06-25 00:50
nice, faze wins now
2019-06-25 00:50
#40
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Poland mikj
Good luck Legend.
2019-06-25 00:50
Ez for the GOAT
2019-06-25 00:50
GL NEO ! hope You gonna show those kids your godness !
2019-06-25 00:52
wasted spot
2019-06-25 00:52
might as well swap once more but I'm sure they've completely deluded themselves at this point into thinking swapping more is only going to make things worse but how can things get worse than having neo on your team?
2019-06-25 00:53
Bahahahahahaahhaaj
2019-06-25 03:30
It could be Worse if they had brazilian in their team
2019-06-25 05:50
no
2019-06-25 06:39
Or german player
2019-06-25 07:01
Or slovak oh wait...
2019-06-25 07:35
LUL
2019-06-25 13:52
Yeah , one of The best awpers is from Slovakia
2019-06-25 14:10
this
2019-06-25 09:20
no commento
2019-06-25 00:58
NEO 1v5 at StarLadder Major
2019-06-25 00:57
gonna lost in group stage so this is irrelevant 4 NEO haters he's frag gonna like 4/1/25 carried
2019-06-25 00:56
#82
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Europe LoookATme
Mibr will do also 0-3 xaxaxa
2019-06-25 01:19
mibr is shit /close
2019-06-25 21:14
Kngv fan says it all.. 14 majors> 1 fluke run
2019-06-25 09:50
#63
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United States Choquesit0
Ok
2019-06-25 00:58
#65
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Europe LoookATme
EZ FOR GOAT
2019-06-25 00:59
#67
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Sweden extol88
Neo deserves that. I say that they will get to Quarterfinals
2019-06-25 01:03
#69
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Serbia nocturnSRB
Good for neo, hes good guy
2019-06-25 01:05
Poland on major Pog
2019-06-25 01:08
Gonna lose before the playoffs.
2019-06-25 01:08
EZ MAJOR FOR FAZE #FAZEUP
2019-06-25 01:11
#76
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Germany ConAction
gl neo and FaZe
2019-06-25 01:14
#77
swag | 
United States GubJr
Even though he may not be the answer, they would be dumb to bring someone else in with little time remaining.
2019-06-25 01:15
Congratz NEO Wish you best
2019-06-25 01:16
Hooray
2019-06-25 01:16
expected
2019-06-25 01:17
gl men
2019-06-25 01:27
Why?
2019-06-25 01:29
Duh. The roster deadline is already passed. Just hope they can retain Legend spot and keep the Olof streak going. It is just sad to see GuardiaN going pass another Major empty-handed. I guess it is his faith.
2019-06-25 01:32
Do you mean : Fate? . In asia, we believe in karma
2019-06-25 03:05
#87
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Russia ChmoEbanoe
rip faze
2019-06-25 01:34
#88
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Portugal Ponsas
Gl legend!
2019-06-25 01:34
legend
2019-06-25 01:48
kick niko
2019-06-25 01:50
thanks mr hltv, i look forward to the next article; elige confirmed to attend starladder major with liquid
2019-06-25 01:57
Wtf you are so dumb
2019-06-25 03:34
You are so dumb , The article have been written because of roster lock and because NEO is on trial
2019-06-25 05:52
#93
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Denmark pistolen
Sign or kick, just get a permanent roster ffs!!
2019-06-25 02:02
like faze and neo and i respect neo for his old services but i think what is it - major from faze. i hope that i was wrong gudlaq
2019-06-25 02:29
#98
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Poland Hypu
Finally guardian wins a major
2019-06-25 02:30
in his dream.
2019-06-25 06:14
NEO 2K19 LUL
2019-06-25 02:31
expected
2019-06-25 02:36
Bravo, Neo. Faze my secondary cheer after Liquid and NRG.
2019-06-25 03:18
tertiary*
2019-06-25 03:35
1.6
2019-06-25 03:25
nice Polish legend
2019-06-25 03:59
neo playing good in faze the team needs to step up altogether
2019-06-25 04:28
- rain +anyone
2019-06-25 04:49
more like - ♿L♿FME🚮STER
2019-06-25 13:58
why would they go with that noob, damn faze you are losing everything
2019-06-25 05:10
shut the fuck up blastralis fan
2019-06-25 08:13
blastralis fan? why do you write that, my flair is k0nfig and not astralis. indian no brainer
2019-06-25 09:01
USA should destroy Denmark
2019-06-27 13:38
Out at group stage confirmed Rip olofmeister
2019-06-25 05:29
#126
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Brazil hugoooo
So FaZe 5th member will attend the major? Wow that's for sure news worthy.
2019-06-25 05:41
#21
2019-06-25 07:53
#251
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Brazil hugoooo
If a player is on trial he's expected to play tournaments with the team... literally everybody was expecting him to play the major with FaZe
2019-06-25 16:58
Yet these 'expectations' have to be confirmed on behalf of the team.
2019-06-26 08:58
#127
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Norway Napapijri
last champ with neo, gl legend!
2019-06-25 05:47
gl neo
2019-06-25 05:51
#137
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Brazil SecondKS
-neo +snax
2019-06-25 06:46
14/15
2019-06-25 06:50
group stage exit
2019-06-25 06:51
#143
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Thailand hahahoha
1.6 GOAT lets show haters what you got
2019-06-25 07:03
Completely forgot Ynk was coach for them xD
2019-06-25 07:15
go legend
2019-06-25 07:26
GL NEO!
2019-06-25 07:32
#147
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Portugal R1gs
wooow so crazy this news!! Not expected at all
2019-06-25 07:34
#21
2019-06-25 07:53
I dont understand why people cry about neo since they played strategically much better than before. Only problem was rain and guardian not performing at all.
2019-06-25 07:57
+1
2019-06-25 14:00
guys.
2019-06-25 08:07
Faze won’t even make the playoffs
2019-06-25 08:26
#158
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Poland Kaja
GOGO! filip
2019-06-25 08:26
and he did it!
2019-06-25 08:29
1.6 Legend CSGO Noob
2019-06-25 08:37
I mean he used to be top 20 player in csgo
2019-06-25 14:01
neo is washed up.
2019-06-25 08:46
Kick him ffs
2019-06-25 08:56
#KickThisNoob
2019-06-25 09:06
Im cheering for faze but to be honest i dont believe in this team with neo ...
2019-06-25 09:17
THey can get to the play-offs which is the main goal for Faze anyway. Winning a major is just not realistic at this point, with or without Neo
2019-06-25 09:52
GET FLUSHA FFS
2019-06-25 09:31
flusha niko pick 1
2019-06-25 13:55
Care to elaborate?
2019-06-25 14:08
flusha pretty much hates NiKo. Also does not get along IG very well with olofmeister.
2019-06-25 15:55
Ah k, ty for the info.
2019-06-25 16:25
Lets go NEO
2019-06-25 09:34
#180
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Other 10102020
nice
2019-06-25 09:40
botNeo
2019-06-25 09:47
budget mouz
2019-06-25 09:53
rip
2019-06-25 09:54
confirmed 0-3*
2019-06-25 10:04
#187
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Slovakia sanjuro
expected, changes will come after major.
2019-06-25 10:14
I wonder whether pasha would find a way into the major though xD
2019-06-25 10:23
gl Filip
2019-06-25 10:30
#197
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Poland GHOTTLYI
gl legend
2019-06-25 10:54
go Neo make MENS great again!
2019-06-25 10:58
To those calling NEO a noob: he is literally the Last person in Counter Strike you can call a noob. Ask any pro, they basically learned their shit from his and VP’s demos.
2019-06-25 10:59
only newfags call him noob
2019-06-25 13:54
Lets get this major Filip!
2019-06-25 11:00
well its not really about neo... rain and guardian underperforming
2019-06-25 11:16
#211
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Sweden rawrxdd
Wont even make top 8
2019-06-25 12:12
The one and only correct decision
2019-06-25 12:14
#217
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Poland Blindilek
Father of Polish CS in Major!!! <3
2019-06-25 12:20
rip faze
2019-06-25 12:54
#223
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Europe LoookATme
you mean rip mibr and furia xaaxa
2019-06-25 13:05
RiP for all 3
2019-06-26 03:25
good4neo
2019-06-25 13:07
yaiks .....
2019-06-25 13:25
nice to hear from indonesian prodigy #LetsGoTaZ
2019-06-25 13:45
this is just bad
2019-06-25 14:08
rip faze ,cheer for Mouz and ENCE this major
2019-06-25 14:36
#242
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
really poor decision from faze
2019-06-25 15:14
they need RobbaN
2019-06-25 15:18
European mixture OMEGALUL
2019-06-25 16:04
out in groups confirmed
2019-06-25 17:20
just legend :)
2019-06-25 20:59
RiP
2019-06-26 03:24
Is this the year where Olof loses his Streak?
2019-06-26 07:26
#287
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United States JustBitsy
YIKES!
2019-07-03 18:04
#288
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Netherlands PATOZR
F Clan
2019-07-03 18:05
CS GOD
2019-07-03 18:05
I hope that soon all this hate for Neo will lead FaZe Clan to victory! Good luck Filip !
2019-07-15 02:00
I feel like Faze now is the old Virtus.Pro. Both have NEO and are very inconsistent. Either fair enough or plowing ;)
2019-07-18 19:32
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