Sharks close in on Luken deal

Sharks are on the brink of completing the signing of Luca "Luken" Nadotti from 9z, HLTV.org has learned.

The two organisations have been locked in talks in the last few days and are ironing out the final details of the deal before confirming the transfer.

Luken will become the second Argentinian player to join Sharks this summer, following in the footsteps of young talent Ignacio "meyern" Meyer, who was signed from Isurus at the beginning of the month.

Luken is expected to sign for Sharks in the coming days

The 22-year-old has long been expected to make a move to a bigger South American team. Back in March, he was earmarked as one of the players to watch at the WESG Finals, where he would go on to post a 1.25 rating as Furious finished among the top 16 sides, losing to eventual winners Windigo in the first round of the playoffs.

With a deal close at hand, Luken is expected to join up with the rest of the squad at their bootcamp in Portugal in the coming days. Next month, the Brazilian team will relocate to the United States as they hope to continue their development after recently finishing in fourth place at the Americas Minor.

Luken's addition will leave Sharks with the following squad:

Brazil Raphael "exit" Lacerda
Brazil Leonardo "leo_druNky" Oliveira
Brazil Jhonatan "jnt" Silva
Argentina Ignacio "meyern" Meyer
Argentina Luca "Luken" Nadotti

Portugal Hélder "coachi" Sancho (coach)

Brazil Rodrigo "RCF" Figueiredo (transfer listed)

Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveira
Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveira
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
212
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
392
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Portugal Hélder 'coachi' Sancho
Hélder 'coachi' Sancho
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.72
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.14
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
333
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Argentina Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
LOL Mum I made it! *.*
2019-08-21 22:38
congrats
2019-08-21 22:41
Pray for your comment to not get deleted.
2019-08-21 22:48
Thanks Bro! :)
2019-08-21 22:48
#27
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
MIRAA will snipe you if he sees your comment
2019-08-21 22:53
#32
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Brazil Karlogaria 
What a futile loser
2019-08-21 22:56
yea keep you toxicity for yourself bro
2019-08-21 23:12
What a sad life do u have
2019-08-22 09:32
Let the man be happy
2019-08-22 16:58
#2
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Turkey montpaylit 
who ?
2019-08-21 22:37
luke skywalker
2019-08-21 22:39
#9
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Turkey montpaylit 
nt xxl
2019-08-21 22:40
#166
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Spain GamerGuillem 
SkixsbixbalznLsbfduqj
2019-08-22 10:25
why u say "Who?" i mean, u're from Turkey Nt no-scene.
2019-08-21 23:09
#43
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Turkey montpaylit 
na education lul
2019-08-21 23:08
#54
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Turkey montpaylit 
nice edit btw
2019-08-21 23:18
no scener saying who
2019-08-22 02:38
#182
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Turkey montpaylit 
name checks out
2019-08-22 18:50
yes noscener
2019-08-22 21:55
#3
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Belgium Zehc 
Who?
2019-08-21 22:38
no scener saying who
2019-08-22 02:39
no scener saying who
2019-08-22 02:39
#174
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Belgium Zehc 
Stfu real namer
2019-08-22 15:37
#4
Simple | 
Mexico Ch4vez 
Who?
2019-08-21 22:38
what's Mexico? lol
2019-08-21 23:08
#56
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Turkey montpaylit 
marke god cry is free
2019-08-21 23:19
#109
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Brazil mrschagas 
NT xantares
2019-08-22 01:20
#183
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Turkey montpaylit 
nt trk
2019-08-22 18:50
#77
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Argentina Joteiro 
Hahahah luken>all Mexican scene my bro
2019-08-21 23:58
Marke>> all lulgentinian scene
2019-08-22 09:33
MarKe 1 player Argentina have JonY BoY, NikoM, Luken, Meyern and more
2019-08-22 14:28
#5
daps | 
Brazil yesyesyis 
wtf
2019-08-21 22:38
SA Super Team
2019-08-21 22:38
#7
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Argentina cheapdeed 
nice
2019-08-21 22:38
#10
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Spain Holiwis 
language? spanish, portuguese or english?
2019-08-21 22:40
portugese for sure
2019-08-21 22:41
#15
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Brazil NahT_ 
portuñol
2019-08-21 22:41
Probably pt, is very similar to spanish and not too hard to learn.
2019-08-21 22:43
Probably Portuguese, we always play in Brazilian servers. We know the positions in both languages, and there is also quite similarity between the languages. The most convenient for all is that Lukn and Meyern, study the language better, For better communication also outside the game. Sorry 4 google translate <3
2019-08-21 23:02
that was translated really well actually lol I'm impressed by google
2019-08-22 02:59
yes it's become crazy good in recent years
2019-08-22 17:12
#40
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Argentina fhaep 
Argentines knows Portuguese like all europeans knows english, not a big deal
2019-08-21 23:07
#102
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Brazil goatzera 
Do you play in english with the Portugueses? OMEGALUL
2019-08-22 01:11
#142
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Argentina ManaosRules 
Portuguese, LukeN speaks it fluently and also we always play in brazilian servers so we know how to say the basic stuff
2019-08-22 04:00
#11
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Canada Gumpypoo 
is meyern already lonely ?
2019-08-21 22:41
Such nice pick ups, exited for this new team.
2019-08-21 22:41
Nice upgrade. Meyern and lukern the 2 best young players of Argentina in a one team.
2019-08-21 22:42
#34
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
+1
2019-08-21 22:56
#44
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
bro you're forgetting about gordoreally
2019-08-21 23:08
#141
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Argentina TANITO 
Xddddddd
2019-08-22 03:45
#156
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Argentina FLYremixer 
pone el chumbo gordo puto
2019-08-22 06:17
+1
2019-08-21 23:11
+1
2019-08-22 03:07
true
2019-08-22 17:05
#18
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Brazil lul321 
Good player
2019-08-21 22:43
#20
nexa | 
Other Exci000 
Coachi is coach
2019-08-21 22:45
LUL
2019-08-22 00:15
nikom is better
2019-08-21 22:47
#25
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Argentina napter_ 
nikom goes to x6tence
2019-08-21 22:50
Nikom>NiKo>niko>nico
2019-08-22 00:32
nikom is set to be announced for the new x6tence team alongside two other players
2019-08-22 03:08
#24
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Finland wrathh 
this could actually be huge on their scale
2019-08-21 22:49
#26
nawwk | 
Sweden frontex 
please dont show this shit players on hltv news
2019-08-21 22:52
#28
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Uruguay FartuxS 
QUE PASA PAPITO
2019-08-21 22:54
#45
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
"Fan of xsepower" LUL
2019-08-21 23:08
xsepower top 10 awper rn
2019-08-21 23:54
#79
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
what's the top then?
2019-08-21 23:59
not gonna answer that but xsepower>luken anyday of the week.
2019-08-22 00:02
#103
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
I aren't think that
2019-08-22 01:14
#120
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Argentina RiverPlate 
You should watch luken's highlights, he hits crazy shots
2019-08-22 02:32
Are you mad about the performance of the players from your country? little swedish guy? And, who is "xsepower"? LUL
2019-08-21 23:58
He is more relevant than any Argentinian player will ever be aha
2019-08-22 00:51
#104
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
I'll save this comment and in a year time I'll prove you're wrong.
2019-08-22 01:15
#157
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Brazil Danxd22 
xsepower, who the fuck is that?
2019-08-22 06:57
there was also news about fnatic so why not lul...
2019-08-22 09:01
#29
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Finland Smoonah 
uhhhh alright
2019-08-21 22:54
#30
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
LUKEN & MEYERN ON THE SAME TEAM :O
2019-08-21 22:54
#33
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
If this works, they can do some nice damage, both players are insane. Although they will need to review their holes.
2019-08-21 22:56
#35
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
Unexpected
2019-08-21 22:58
#36
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Luken best player in sa good move
2019-08-21 22:59
#59
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
u must be kidding
2019-08-21 23:29
#68
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
He is best lmao you stupid or smthng
2019-08-21 23:44
#70
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
V$M Meyern Biguzera Hardzao Pancc Skullz RealZiN wanna more?
2019-08-21 23:47
#74
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
all those are worse lmao
2019-08-21 23:53
#86
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
man u don't know anything from sa just shut up
2019-08-22 00:16
#88
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Says the guy who think onliner vsm is better than lanken
2019-08-22 00:20
#89
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
vsm already won a lan against luken newb ESL LA LEAGUE stop saying bullshit idiot
2019-08-22 00:21
#92
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
hahaha Luken 1.22 rating and rest of team 0.7 and 9z lost the game Thats like saying xypex better player than niko just because faze lose to astralis low brain brazil
2019-08-22 00:32
#96
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
VSM is with 1.44 rating on that match between all the players i sayd are more consistent than Luken He is a great player but no the better And Skullz is 400% better than Luken this dude is a beast
2019-08-22 00:37
#97
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
ofc the team that wins has higher rating because the losing team has worse buys so easier kills skullz never been to big lan only online
2019-08-22 00:45
typical cocky brazilian lol
2019-08-22 02:08
#135
puTa | 
Argentina Alutobi 
vsm the boy without major HAHAHAHAHAH
2019-08-22 03:01
who the fuck is biguzera wtf
2019-08-22 04:27
#158
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Brazil Danxd22 
Luken é melhor do que a maioria aí, fica em 3 provavelmente... Biguzera... meh, hadzao, meh, pancc, já jogou na Luminosity de stand in, nada, skullz, é moleque novo, além do mais, nunca ouvi falar, realzin, é bom, mas não diferenciado. mano, você só citou peso morto, tirando o Vs e o meyern. Os 3 diferenciados aqui do SA, são realmente: vsm, Luken e meyern. O resto é bom, porém, não diferenciado.
2019-08-22 07:00
#168
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
I'm just talking about the players ho kick 9z ass To me everyone then i sayed is more consistent then luken He is a great player but he need to get mor experience and consistency Fala em inglês primo, toma ban aqui
2019-08-22 11:43
#180
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Brazil Danxd22 
Consistente nada, só peso morto. Você mencionou skulls, que história esse cara tem? OBS: Eu sei que tem que falar em inglês, mas eu não vou falar. Me desculpe, mas você mal tá conseguindo falar aí... "to me everyone then i sayed", o que é isso? Enfim... Já levei uns 100 bans nesse fórum, que se foda!
2019-08-22 17:38
#186
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
Eq escrever com a porra do teclado br buga tudo Continuo achando que todos ali dão um coro no Luken Foda-se
2019-08-22 21:59
#37
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
2wo boluditos i like it
2019-08-21 23:01
#58
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
the best ones btw..
2019-08-21 23:28
#60
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
the 2 best arg players Thx Isurus to make that happen
2019-08-21 23:30
#63
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
yeah , as an argentinian i would love to see all our best players competing in the same team, like (luken,meyern,nikom,1962,noktse ) but i am happy for them to have this opportunity anyway
2019-08-21 23:35
#66
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
I'm really wanna see this team but idk why Isurus prefere lost Meyern and Pick Nabiloso again
2019-08-21 23:39
#94
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
it was meyern decition .. i wanna see this team too !
2019-08-22 00:34
$$ maybe, can't be too profitable having an argentine org
2019-08-22 02:51
#153
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
reversive and nikon nice payers !
2019-08-22 04:58
Douuuuuu
2019-08-21 23:01
#46
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
OH MY GOD, IT'S HAPPENING. MOM GET THE CAMERA!
2019-08-21 23:09
#47
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
HELL YEAH, FINALLY:DD
2019-08-21 23:10
#50
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United States inflict 
actually unexpected wtf
2019-08-21 23:12
Deserved, Luken can't continue playing with argentinians teams, he is in another level.
2019-08-21 23:12
#53
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United States @FyreCS 
-Jnt, + Nikom
2019-08-21 23:18
#105
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
Nope. NikoM is going to x6tence
2019-08-22 01:15
#125
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United States @FyreCS 
They making new team?
2019-08-22 02:48
yes jony boy, nikom, tutehen and two spanish players, vares and omg i believe will be announced on sunday
2019-08-22 02:50
#129
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United States @FyreCS 
Thank for info men))) hopefully they will make a mark in the scene! GL my friend
2019-08-22 02:51
#55
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Argentina XxSunsh1ne 
Jnt is gonna igl?
2019-08-21 23:19
#61
EliGE | 
Brazil hjddenz 
Luken is IGL brother
2019-08-21 23:30
#69
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Argentina Mithagger 
nonono
2019-08-21 23:45
#57
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Brazil hugoooo 
Holy shit, literally the two best ARG players
2019-08-21 23:19
#152
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1 , reversive and 1962 , 3* 4*
2019-08-22 04:56
i rate noktse above them, the work he does with the awp while IGLing at the same time is insane
2019-08-22 17:08
#179
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2019-08-22 17:27
#62
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Argentina Mithagger 
LOL luken and meyern in the same team
2019-08-21 23:32
#64
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Argentina N0H4nds 
DOOOUUU Vamoo papito! Se vienee!! This will be insane!! Prepare the eyes, this two argentinians and the 3 brs gonna break all the spectatives, Top 30 in 2 tournaments!!
2019-08-21 23:35
#65
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
LOL, They just brought the 2 best argentinian players. I hope this work out for them
2019-08-21 23:37
nice Sharks
2019-08-21 23:39
#72
FalleN | 
Japan kabebox 
Is Luken attend La Liga as 9z tonight or not?
2019-08-21 23:53
#101
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Argentina N0H4nds 
no no
2019-08-22 01:11
no 9z twitter confirmed
2019-08-22 02:49
#73
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Portugal ImCooL 
Luken :)
2019-08-21 23:53
#78
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
Very nice for Sharks, they made themselves a really favored TOP1 SA.
2019-08-21 23:59
#81
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Argentina t0xy 
let's run maletas
2019-08-22 00:02
+1
2019-08-22 02:48
unexpected
2019-08-22 00:03
wwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww
2019-08-22 00:07
#85
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United States Fin4life 
LOL brasil is desperate to put a winning team together before the season starts...too bad it wont happen....
2019-08-22 00:15
#151
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
nt fake flag
2019-08-22 04:55
#87
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Argentina Joteiro 
Well, I will have to support a Brazilian team for luken and meyern, I like this team
2019-08-22 00:17
#90
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Brazil xMoita 
Nice
2019-08-22 00:28
#91
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Argentina zephyrfps 
O FAMOSA TROCADORA
2019-08-22 00:29
#95
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Sharks>MIBR now luken best IGL in csgo
2019-08-22 00:36
Omegalollll
2019-08-22 01:28
#99
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
what languag they use tfw jony boy og (
2019-08-22 00:55
#131
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Argentina Joaqqo1 
Probably portuguese or a mix between portuguese and spanish
2019-08-22 02:58
#100
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Sharks must've spent some serious $hit with these two. Really hope it works out
2019-08-22 01:01
#107
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
I'd say meyern costed at least like $30000 from Isurus and Luken like $20000 or around htose numbers. Maybe even more.
2019-08-22 01:16
ezzz
2019-08-22 01:18
Not good. Bad communication issues predicted
2019-08-22 01:27
#114
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
+1 sometimes people don't think about communication and this is one of the most important things. The people only see ratings
2019-08-22 01:32
#115
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Argentina M4estre 
Dude, spanish and portuguese are very similar and easy to learn fos us.
2019-08-22 01:37
#117
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
+1 specially with isurus's players living in sao paulo for a while + luken playing fpl
2019-08-22 02:21
#149
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2019-08-22 04:52
#140
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Argentina Mithagger 
+1
2019-08-22 03:43
#150
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2019-08-22 04:53
#139
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Brazil kaiknux 
All we need to hear is 'nice manito' and to say 'boa boludito' so comms between us and our brothers argentinians is already perfect
2019-08-22 03:16
JNT IGL?
2019-08-22 01:28
#118
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Probably. Maybe luken helps him
2019-08-22 02:22
perfect
2019-08-22 02:24
#121
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Russia RoughGuy 
Who?
2019-08-22 02:33
#132
puTa | 
Argentina Alutobi 
luken the bolivian s1mple
2019-08-22 02:59
#134
sh1ro | 
China kazuk1 
Luken budget s1mple on WESG
2019-08-22 03:00
this move may make me stop saying "fuck INTZ and Sharks" and change it to just "fuck INTZ"
2019-08-22 03:09
#143
Luken | 
Argentina urfoloq 
ok now this gave me anxiety
2019-08-22 04:14
#148
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
nice team !
2019-08-22 04:51
#144
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Argentina Cushiion 
Now Sharks Have the two best Arg players, great. Gl to them, great team
2019-08-22 04:20
#146
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
nice ! good luck !
2019-08-22 04:50
#147
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
GL SHARKS !
2019-08-22 04:50
How will they communicate?
2019-08-22 05:55
#161
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Argentina zephyrfps 
portuñol
2019-08-22 08:53
Argentinians speak spanish right?
2019-08-22 09:59
Yes but spanish is pretty similar to portuguese
2019-08-22 12:15
#155
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World nakTriceps 
It won’t happen, but -jnt + HEN1. Sharks would be insane.
2019-08-22 06:04
#159
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Brazil Danxd22 
They should buy vsm and kick jnt. I know he cannot play majors, but there's a lot of tournaments besides the major... And we didn't see sharks on majors very often...
2019-08-22 07:03
#172
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Portugal ImCooL 
I dont think so. This roster move proved that sharks realy care about the major. But vsm is a beast anyways
2019-08-22 12:16
Gl
2019-08-22 10:34
#169
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Europe wherowhero 
Lol does anyone care? T10 cs
2019-08-22 11:57
#170
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Portugal faizk 
HLTV confirmed? :) Sharks got great potential
2019-08-22 12:08
Who???
2019-08-22 17:54
#184
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Denmark Zorrondo 
ok, Now kick these 3 brazilians and pick the other Isurus players and you have a great team at least in NA scene.
2019-08-22 21:29
#187
puTa | 
Argentina Alutobi 
wtf tier 10 cs omegalul
2019-08-27 01:05
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