mixwell departs Movistar Riders; EasTor joins

Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas has parted ways with Movistar Riders after a year under the Spanish organization’s banner, who have brought on Rajohn "⁠EasTor⁠" Linato to replace him.

mixwell went back to his roots creating an all Spanish team after stints in North American and European sides, most notably under OpTic, during a short trial period under G2, as well as in a first-place run as a stand-in at DreamHack Valencia 2018 with North.

The Spanish AWPer, who won ELEAGUE Season 2 during his time in North America, was set on creating a Spanish roster to compete with European top flight teams but has now stepped down from the national project.

mixwell’s future will be announced soon

During his time with Movistar Riders, mixwell played several local LANs, two of which Riders won, LVP’s La Copa 2018 and the Superliga Orange 2019 Finals, although they were bested by Giants on several occasions, most notably at the BLAST Pro Series Madrid Play-in, which gave access to the main event.

As far as international tournaments go, two of the more important ones Movistar Riders played were Copenhagen Games 2019, where the team had a semifinal run, and the WESG 2018 World Finals, where they got a 17th-23rd place finish after losing to Windigo and fnatic in the group stage.

mixwell made the following statement regarding his departure from Riders and his future:

“I’m starting a new journey, which will give me the opportunity to play against the best teams in the world again, although it was a very hard decision for me to make because Movistar Riders is my home. I am very proud of having decided to return to Spain to compete in one of the best organizations in Europe, and I hope I can come back to it one day.”

To replace mixwell on the team, Movistar Riders have signed EasTor, a Spanish AWPer who played the WESG 2017 World Finals with mixwell, Christian "⁠loWel⁠" Garcia Antoran, Aitor "⁠SOKER⁠" Fernández, and David "⁠Kairi⁠" de Miguel under the Wololos banner.

EasTor will be replacing mixwell in Movistar Riders

Riders' coach Galder "⁠bladE⁠" Barcena made the following statement regarding the signing of EasTor:

"The only way to replace talent is with more talent. I trust in EasTor as a player and as a person, which is why I have decided to give him an opportunity to join us on our journey."

With mixwell’s departure and EasTor's signing, Movistar Riders are now:

Spain Aitor "⁠SOKER⁠" Fernández
Spain Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet
Spain Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano
Spain Raúl "⁠DeathZz⁠" Jordán Nieto
Spain Rajohn "⁠EasTor⁠" Linato

Spain Galder "⁠bladE⁠" Barcena (Coach)

Spain Raúl 'DeathZz' Jordán Nieto
Raúl 'DeathZz' Jordán Nieto
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
134
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Spain David 'Kairi' de Miguel
David 'Kairi' de Miguel
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
793
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
539
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Spain Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
110
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Spain Aitor 'SOKER' Fernández
Aitor 'SOKER' Fernández
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
511
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
44 replies
#9
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Spain 7VultuR
OHHH BOYYYY, FINALLY
2019-07-02 17:02
11 replies
#52
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Austria shaak!
WHERE WILL HE JOIN
2019-07-02 17:05
10 replies
sooooooooo expected spain scene XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-07-02 17:40
4 replies
We will miss you :(
2019-07-02 17:48
3 replies
so sed mans)))
2019-07-02 18:27
#141
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Spain Zhalos
what happened to Twick
2019-07-02 18:35
1 reply
mixwell leave spain :(
2019-07-02 19:00
He’s joining Cloud9 with Tenz,Koosta and Daps
2019-07-02 18:59
4 replies
#165
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United States Bochanka
nt
2019-07-02 19:38
3 replies
No, fr dude.
2019-07-02 21:11
1 reply
#192
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Spain Vorja83
it is not cnfirmed yet
2019-07-02 23:26
#204
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United States Yabashira
confirmed lul
2019-07-03 10:13
EZ4NEW INTERNATIONAL TEAM
2019-07-02 17:02
#18
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Poland Unluko
Mixwell to replace GuardiaN in FaZe pls
2019-07-02 17:02
4 replies
+1 new blood plz
2019-07-02 17:03
+1 pls!
2019-07-02 17:04
#163
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Spain 7VultuR
That would be cool
2019-07-02 19:34
#198
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Spain LfanT_
+1
2019-07-03 00:19
+1
2019-07-02 17:03
Lol mixwell called lowel a traitor just to end up following him. What a joke
2019-07-02 17:03
16 replies
He has been always a joke there in Spain. And yeah, he just do the same.
2019-07-02 17:09
1 reply
It was not the same same way. loWel left without tellinh anyone, mixwell waited until his contract finished
2019-07-02 17:27
this is diferent, when lowel leaves riders, teammates doesn't say anything in Twitter because mod/angry. Today its a sad day for all spanish community, mixwell leaves is diferent, he has relationship with the teammates.
2019-07-02 17:33
11 replies
No, lowel was smart and left to a real team and the team was so salty about it. Now mixwell does the same thing and everyone is throwing a hoing away party. Hypocritical, but expected from arrogant mixwell smh
2019-07-02 17:41
9 replies
+1
2019-07-02 17:48
#152
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Portugal DOGrlf
couldnt agree more
2019-07-02 19:11
Right now, i'm not going to say anything, i'm very sad, i have cryed, and I don't feel good. Mixwell sign will be relased in few hours. Thats all pls, don't reply me thanks.
2019-07-02 19:52
5 replies
imagine crying about a roster move in tier 10 cs lol
2019-07-03 01:01
4 replies
Bro this is not funny pls...
2019-07-03 10:26
3 replies
#207
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New Zealand CZR^
Imaging crying over a game LUL
2019-07-03 11:12
2 replies
Are you fucking retard pice of shit have you read the 2 mensajes i have posted fucking autist kid. Do you understand the things por you are just one who ver patente desnt café about him. STFU this is not the momento to troll.
2019-07-03 11:25
1 reply
#216
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New Zealand CZR^
LUL
2019-07-03 23:45
Two options here. U are a hater, therefore, a lose of time, or you have 0 idea of how movistar riders works
2019-07-03 13:16
Totally
2019-07-03 13:09
#105
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Myanmar xdcc
mixwell twofaced toledo
2019-07-02 17:38
1 reply
+1
2019-07-02 17:41
2019-07-02 17:05
6 replies
yeah theyre totally going to announce a new player during a tournament
2019-07-02 17:06
5 replies
I don't think so either but why not?
2019-07-02 17:09
#79
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
at this point big is unpredictable tbh
2019-07-02 17:12
1 reply
#153
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Portugal DOGrlf
lmao true
2019-07-02 19:13
Its a backpack sponsor lol
2019-07-02 17:30
Heroic did it to es3rag a while back, why not
2019-07-02 17:42
LUL IS THAT EVEN A QUESTION??? HAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH
2019-07-03 11:12
#2
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North America xAriana
sad
2019-07-02 17:01
Expected.
2019-07-02 17:01
#4
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United Kingdom FrizzleD
C9 mixwell
2019-07-02 17:01
6 replies
ROFL
2019-07-02 17:02
#15
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North America xAriana
he'd be better off in moviestar riders than in c9
2019-07-02 17:02
2 replies
+1
2019-07-02 17:03
#74
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Brazil hugoooo
NA scene has spots he would never get in Europe... Also, with him and at least another big name (sunNy, dennis, etc), c9 could realistically come back.
2019-07-02 17:10
You right
2019-07-02 17:04
OpTiC vibes
2019-07-02 17:05
#5
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India MihirX27
Mixwell to where now? He's gonna need some T2-T3 team now, there's no way anyone's gonna let this slide.
2019-07-02 17:02
Mixwell to liquid ez
2019-07-02 17:02
Cloud9 time
2019-07-02 17:02
1 reply
Movistar > C9
2019-07-02 17:09
Nice
2019-07-02 17:02
Too good for this shit
2019-07-02 17:02
Ohhh shit Mixwell can go to a good team now :D
2019-07-02 17:02
#14
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United States theory^
cloud9 +mixwell autimatic rifle
2019-07-02 17:02
2 replies
#214
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North America SLGam1ng
Bruh
2019-07-03 16:57
1 reply
#215
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United States theory^
i told you man :)
2019-07-03 17:24
finally he can save his career
2019-07-02 17:02
C9
2019-07-02 17:02
#19
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El Salvador pink_dildo
RIP SPANISH SCENE
2019-07-02 17:03
wtfmen
2019-07-02 17:03
Mixwell to FaZe instead of any of these 3 washed up bots pls
2019-07-02 17:03
1 reply
imagine thinking that a 5 star player roster will even function
2019-07-02 21:20
hell yeah i wanted to see this guy
2019-07-02 17:03
#26
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Spain BlaNcoW
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2019-07-02 17:03
Finnaly. Mixwell finnaly you got a brain to leave them.
2019-07-02 17:03
Rip Riders
2019-07-02 17:03
Luego era LoWeL el falso JAJA
2019-07-02 17:03
lets hope he will not waste his career in big
2019-07-02 17:03
#33
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South America mik00
FUERA NO SIRVES
2019-07-02 17:03
CLOUD9 INC??
2019-07-02 17:03
#36
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Spain hopolapa
Dear Eastor, you are good, but being mixwell's replacement Will be hard, please, step up and be the guy who you were a few years ago
2019-07-02 17:04
#37
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Europe SteffeMvrs
C9?
2019-07-02 17:04
#38
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Korea Damianlee
Daps Mixwell TenZ Autimatic RUSH / koosta
2019-07-02 17:04
5 replies
#58
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United Kingdom OneBinG_
+1
2019-07-02 17:06
+ 1
2019-07-02 17:32
#154
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Portugal DOGrlf
what a shyte team
2019-07-02 19:15
2 replies
Far from shyte my dude. Autimatic is the best player in North America outside of Liquid. TenZ is a new and up coming talent. Daps is the best IGL outside of Liquid. Mixwell is a great player. RUSH needs consistency to play at his best and Daps could unlock him and TenZ respectively.
2019-07-02 19:23
1 reply
#159
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Portugal DOGrlf
its gonna be koosta, i would prefer rush 10000 times im pretty sad about autimatic, amazing player deserved alot better than this imo think kio should have a chance aswell but thats just my opinion at the end of the day
2019-07-02 19:26
very expected, wtf he thought
2019-07-02 17:04
Sunny, mixwell, flusha pog
2019-07-02 17:04
2 replies
#64
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Brazil hugoooo
+Kio +dennis
2019-07-02 17:07
1 reply
omg that team would be better than faze
2019-07-02 18:07
Hopefully he goes to another successful international squad. RIP Spanish scene.
2019-07-02 17:04
finally he stopped wasting his time
2019-07-02 17:04
#44
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Malaysia Suno[t]
feelsbadman :(
2019-07-02 17:05
#45
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Europe Skraj
Must be a very hard decision indeed to leave a team which has never been top 30 and only play online games 99% of the time
2019-07-02 17:05
#46
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Spain Adripp99
JAJJAJAJAJAJAJA LULVISTAR
2019-07-02 17:05
Mixwell to C9 easy, RUSH + Autimatic + Mixwell, are a good trio
2019-07-02 17:05
renegades 🤔? big 🤔? faze 🤔?
2019-07-02 17:05
mixwell is back, baby!
2019-07-02 17:05
-lowel +mixwell
2019-07-02 17:05
#54
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Austria Hoffe__
Good move by mixwell
2019-07-02 17:05
#55
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United Kingdom OneBinG_
Would love to see him back in NA playing for C9 Autimatic TenZ Mixwell Rush/Floppy Daps
2019-07-02 17:05
#56
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Brazil hugoooo
Nice for c9! For sure mixwell is good enough to help autimatic on carrying the team! Autimatic mixwell dennis suNny Would be already a great lineup, I dunno about a decent 5th tho (TenZ or daps probably, maybe even RUSH).
2019-07-02 17:06
4 replies
#93
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Why pennis? C9 would have a lot of firepower in mixwell, autimatic and sunny. I would love +daps +tenz
2019-07-02 17:25
3 replies
Autimatic Daps TenZ SuNny Mixwell Honestly not a bad roster, but it won’t happen sadly
2019-07-02 17:33
2 replies
#119
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Autimatic should man up and demand decent teammates
2019-07-02 17:46
1 reply
+ 1
2019-07-02 22:23
#57
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Spain longas_cs
:( fak
2019-07-02 17:05
#60
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Europe Holiwis
omegalul
2019-07-02 17:07
big mixwell lul feels bad for alex btw he should join a int team too
2019-07-02 17:08
C9 same tier org as movistar riders tho.
2019-07-02 17:07
#65
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Europe Holiwis
Mixwell cloud9 omegalul
2019-07-02 17:08
2 replies
big
2019-07-02 17:11
1 reply
#66
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Brazil LukeW_
HR|mixwell
2019-07-02 17:08
finally he already wasted his career in a dead team
2019-07-02 17:08
really good player gl
2019-07-02 17:08
#71
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Czech Republic budwar
Finally, he was just wasting time with them
2019-07-02 17:09
This proves Spanish cs sucks
2019-07-02 17:10
Q puto traidor
2019-07-02 17:11
#77
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Brazil fuNNa
he's tired playing with bots all the days
2019-07-02 17:11
#78
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Spain elskio
- tiziaN + mixwell
2019-07-02 17:12
2 replies
#81
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Myanmar xdcc
Doubt that. Will probably be for Denis to awp or for gob b to IGL
2019-07-02 17:15
#87
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Dude wat Tizian is by far the best player on BIG
2019-07-02 17:19
#80
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Myanmar xdcc
Expected
2019-07-02 17:12
#82
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France Uexo
Interesting
2019-07-02 17:15
C9!!! AUTIMATIC RUSH DAPS TENZ MIXWELL
2019-07-02 17:17
gl Mixwell
2019-07-02 17:18
F :(
2019-07-02 17:20
LETS GO MIX!
2019-07-02 17:21
TSM flusha TSM mixwell TSM sunny TSM kioShiMa TSM smooya
2019-07-02 17:22
3 replies
this team could be top 15 even
2019-07-02 17:45
1 reply
i mean if furia vita ence reached top5 or w/e pretty sure they could be top4-8 for few events in best case but yh just a random team with freeagents
2019-07-02 17:55
Flusha 2019 lul
2019-07-02 18:29
#91
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Russia Jet1k
gl mixwell, i hope other good players from low tier cs countries realize how much of a waste it is to keep playing domestically.
2019-07-02 17:22
3 replies
#110
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Myanmar xdcc
got baited by ENCE's success. though mixwell was unlucky in getting a team in EU at the time (north tried him out, things didnt work out in G2)
2019-07-02 17:41
2 replies
He created Movistar Riders earlier than allu created ENCE.
2019-07-03 11:40
1 reply
#211
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Myanmar xdcc
thats not even true. allu 2018-03-12 & others signed 2018-04-04, mixwell 2018-07-19. ence already was #17
2019-07-03 12:37
#94
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Poland Crai9Xen
Damn mixwell finally
2019-07-02 17:27
Finally, it was just matter of time that he was gonna leave that shit team CR4ZY mixwell please
2019-07-02 17:30
1 reply
#106
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Myanmar xdcc
most likely big, c9 or hellraisers imo but cr4zy would be insane
2019-07-02 17:39
C9 = RUSH, Auti, Daps, TenZ, Mixwell
2019-07-02 17:34
Mixwell doing a Lowel
2019-07-02 17:36
#107
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France J0riS
-tiziaN ?
2019-07-02 17:39
1 reply
Hopefully
2019-07-02 17:45
Sad to see Mixwell leave Chockistar Riders, but it was a must. Hope he can find a good team where he can grow. And for MR, i hope that they can keep grinding until they manage to break the chocke curse and become decent.
2019-07-02 17:40
-JuGi +mixwell lets make better North or -Gratisfaction +mixwell
2019-07-02 17:50
ahhahaha
2019-07-02 18:00
#126
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Spain Alex_GV
Lol
2019-07-02 18:04
Finally he leave that shit team gg
2019-07-02 18:05
2 replies
#129
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Germany PeKay
And joins bot Clan
2019-07-02 18:06
1 reply
#142
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Myanmar xdavidlm
according to spanish media he is joining c9
2019-07-02 18:37
#128
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Germany PeKay
Mixwell awp=big
2019-07-02 18:06
mixwell to nrg :v
2019-07-02 18:06
BIG.mixwell
2019-07-02 18:12
C9?
2019-07-02 18:12
finally mibr replaces fallen
2019-07-02 18:14
mixwell back with his baguette fellas? -rpk +mixwell mixwell main awp so zywoo can rifling more
2019-07-02 18:18
FINALLY! To many time in movistar failers, mixwell lvl in online MEH (0 motivation), but still a beast in LAN. C9 Mixwell WITH DAPS AND RUSH. OPTIC 2.0 YESSSS
2019-07-02 18:20
#137
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Spain SlimJesus
Awww shiet Expected btw
2019-07-02 18:21
#140
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Myanmar xdavidlm
According to Spanish Media Mixwell is joining C9
2019-07-02 18:31
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!111
2019-07-02 18:51
Movistar Riders without loWel and mixwell , rip [*][*][*]
2019-07-02 18:52
autimatic daps mixwell tenz koosta
2019-07-02 18:55
#146
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Europe Nomarosa
CLOUD9
2019-07-02 18:52
c9 mixwell
2019-07-02 18:54
nice to meet you Movistar Riders
2019-07-02 18:57
#151
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Portugal DOGrlf
well rip movistar riders, now they are just as shit as giants... GG rip iberian scene
2019-07-02 19:06
12 replies
time for another super portuñol team
2019-07-02 19:29
11 replies
#162
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Portugal DOGrlf
i would go for: Alex Mutiris Rmn blast/obj soker your thought my spanish friend?
2019-07-02 19:33
10 replies
No, soker is overrated as hell, Mopoz and Deathz are a way better players than Soker.
2019-07-02 19:38
alex, mut, rmn, mopoz, obj/eastor would be good
2019-07-02 19:39
2 replies
#169
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Portugal DOGrlf
looks good to me, the only downside i see in this team is the awper. in iberia we have good quality awpers but i think they are all very inconsistent (except mixwell).
2019-07-02 19:49
1 reply
true. we need some new young talent in the scene urgently
2019-07-02 20:06
why not fox in your list as awp ? o.O
2019-07-02 19:44
3 replies
#168
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Portugal DOGrlf
reported jk but pls dont say that, even if ur joking xD
2019-07-02 19:47
2 replies
I am not joking, isn't fox an awp legend ? and he is the awp in Giants. Also he played in t1 teams which is a good thing to give experience advice to their team mates.
2019-07-02 19:53
1 reply
#176
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Portugal DOGrlf
u definitly havent seen any giants' games my boy edit: and dont do it, ur braincells will immediately start dying
2019-07-02 20:13
#178
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Spain longas_cs
2018 summer giants and we are all ok
2019-07-02 20:20
1 reply
#179
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Portugal DOGrlf
yep agree except -arki +mopoz and then +cloud or exerz in movistar really like those 2 players
2019-07-02 20:23
#155
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Kazakhstan k4harman
he is going to c9.
2019-07-02 19:16
#156
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Spain BlaNcoW
FaZe Mixwell or C9 Mixwell???
2019-07-02 19:17
F :/
2019-07-02 19:21
#161
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Spain Pedrolu
Welp, best of luck for mix, and I hope Eastor does well.
2019-07-02 19:30
#173
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Brazil tiberioz
GL Mixwell, great player!
2019-07-02 20:03
EasTor will fit just fine. Best of luck for my boy mixwell <3
2019-07-02 20:05
#177
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Spain nabyou97
sad day for spanish cs but wih you the best in BIG mixwell
2019-07-02 20:19
Rumor is: Automatic Tenz Koosta daps + Mixwell IF rumours are true... and IF they stick together more than 6-8 months, they can build into a legit top-5 team.
2019-07-02 21:22
4 replies
I agree, but for me the only incognit is koosta, I mean, obv he is good but I dont think he is enough for a top 10 team, hopefully they can get Sunny or keep Rush, even in his lowest level
2019-07-02 21:29
#188
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Spain dabehx
not top 5 but top 15
2019-07-02 22:34
2 replies
In you opinion. I think they can be top-5.
2019-07-02 22:54
1 reply
It really depends on tenz and koosta
2019-07-03 03:19
#190
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United States jmarcelo
Mixell to c9
2019-07-02 22:41
sad T,T i wanted to see an Spanish team with mixwell fighting in top20 and even top10 in some tournaments
2019-07-02 23:32
#194
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Europe Bra7i1
back to tier 5 again
2019-07-02 23:34
#195
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Spain Rosero
What a pitty, we'll miss u, Mixwell...
2019-07-02 23:38
#196
Grim | 
United States Bibby
C9 mixwell
2019-07-02 23:44
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