seized announces free agency

After being placed on Vega Squadron's transfer list last month, Denis "seized" Kostin has revealed that he is now a free agent.

seized joined Vega Squadron in April of 2019 as part of a rebuilding effort for the roster that also featured the additions of Alexander "scoobyxie" Marynych and Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka. seized spent just over four months on the team before the organization announced that they would be taking a break from CS:GO.

The 24-year-old's time on the roster saw the team fail to meet expectations as they fell in the Minor closed qualifier, leading to the organization missing its first Major tournament since PGL Major Krakow 2017.

seized is a free agent once again

Not long after, seized attended his first and only LAN event with Vega Squadron, WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 1, where he averaged a 1.00 rating. The team picked up a series win over DreamEaters before falling in back-to-back losses to HellRaisers to finish in third place.

More recently, Vega Squadron fell to Spirit and AVANGAR in the BLAST Pro Series Moscow CIS closed qualifier, with the organization putting the roster on transfer mere days later. seized's announcement came just hours after Dima had revealed that he was no longer tied to the CIS organisation.

Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynych
Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynych
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
#3
New Zealand CZR^ 
rip for seized
2019-09-04 10:13
#10
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
expected
2019-09-04 10:14
Who?
2019-09-04 13:06
#13
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Germany GODsuNny 
worst career ever
2019-09-04 10:14
#17
New Zealand CZR^ 
true tho
2019-09-04 10:15
#20
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Germany GODsuNny 
after koosta ofc
2019-09-04 10:15
#21
New Zealand CZR^ 
hes alg not the best tho could make a future in c9
2019-09-04 10:16
#132
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CIS kofilzz 
lel, kicked in few months screen that
2019-09-04 12:59
#179
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Russia N1kDaN 
after SIXER
2019-09-04 16:10
What happened to him in 1 year
2019-09-04 10:21
#34
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Germany GODsuNny 
he was one of the best in NaVi alongside GuardiaN in 2015 but then he fell off hard couldnt find his form again sad story
2019-09-04 10:23
I dont follow scene properly since 2017 but i remember even in 2017 he wasnt so bad. Actually reseaching this summer. Many pros from 2017 and before now mediocore
2019-09-04 10:26
#40
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United States IceAndHigh 
you mean ldlc happy?
2019-09-04 10:27
Happy was never a top player tbh but yeah he looks pretty bad too
2019-09-04 10:31
#107
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Israel BingoBango 
He was a major mvp lol
2019-09-04 12:01
"Happy was never a top player" Are you fucking kidding me?
2019-09-04 12:04
>I dont follow scene properly since 2017 >Happy was never a top player ??????????????????????????????????
2019-09-04 13:10
bait or?
2019-09-05 00:16
talking bout fnatic olof? or fnatic flusha?
2019-09-04 11:20
seized was horrible in 2017...0.93 rating with 0.85 in big events and 0.90 with 0.81 kd vs top10 teams on lan... and btw happy was top10 player in 2014 and top8 player in 2015+major mvp as an igl so your statement that he never was a top player just isnt true
2019-09-04 10:50
He always seemed like not bad or inconsistent i dont know how to describe... But top8 for him is a miracle and envyus were so good at that time. Navi was never that good in 2014 2015. Like friberg was 11th cuz of nip form. I think thats why happy looked like top 20 player
2019-09-04 10:59
happy was actually insane and insanely consistent for an igl. not as impactful as other awpers(like guardian, kennys etc) but he surely was top player in his peak. he had the second highest individual peak as an igl alongside with gla1ve in 2018 "Like friberg was 11th cuz of nip form. I think thats why happy looked like top 20 player" its like you would say that players like gtr, snax, fallen, guardian and many many more never were top players bcs they are bad nowadays. thats not how it works...and btw friberg was INSANE back in the days
2019-09-04 11:04
#122
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Germany Fabbsen 
+1
2019-09-04 12:31
#131
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Sweden Madrigals1 
fallen?
2019-09-04 12:59
yes fallen as well...from top2 player in the world in general, the best awper and igl in his prime to 1.03 in big events, 1.00 vs top10 teams on lan and 0.89 vs top5 teams on lan(in another words not even top30 player nowadays).
2019-09-04 13:02
nah...probs be something like: 1. fallen 2. gla1ve 3. happy 4. xizt (#6 in 2013)
2019-09-05 00:18
i went with hltv ranking. i didnt actually look at stats or something. so maybe you are right and happy is third but its still respectable:)
2019-09-05 05:32
Looking back, you all are right. My bad i checked some old cs things and happy is pretty good. But still seized s downfall is bigger
2019-09-05 14:05
#53
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World LeviathaNz 
He started to play bad when they kicked Zeus and he was forced to IGL. He was reaaaally good up until that point. I was really impressed by his plays. Worst decision ever to kick Zeus but at that time they wanted to try the coach-IGL which Valve addressed like 6 months later. He gets too much shit now, he was super consistent, saved Na'Vi asses multiples times and people tend to forget it.
2019-09-04 10:34
instant karma )
2019-09-04 10:40
#64
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Argentina jturi 
+1
2019-09-04 10:51
Thats just so true
2019-09-04 10:54
#80
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France J0riS 
+1 Back in 2015 he was pretty good
2019-09-04 11:11
+1 He was even the 2nd awp in navi and did a great job. I have never seen a player fall off that far.
2019-09-04 11:20
i thought that he wanted to commit to the igl-role? And because of that they kicked zeus to get more firepower but i might be wrong
2019-09-04 11:23
Was my fav in the old na'vi.
2019-09-04 11:42
#123
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Germany Fabbsen 
Thats true. Kicking Zeus and the coach rulechange broke NaVi and especially Seized back then
2019-09-04 12:32
Funny thing that seized himself kick zeus and bring s1mple
2019-09-04 14:33
#169
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Germany Fabbsen 
Thats also true, only GODEDWARD didn't want to kick Zeus
2019-09-04 15:14
#177
V4D1M | 
Russia sodziee 
He kicked Zeus from Navi to became IGL. After that NAVI lost all of tours which they participate, then he was kicked. p.s. Zeus won the major with Gambit. So its not sad story. Sad for Denis "Decoy" Kostin, but not for someone else.
2019-09-04 16:00
what you doing with your life rly ?
2019-09-04 15:05
#249
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Italy Laxity 
no why? they won much champ and money
2019-09-07 16:36
#79
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Sweden GUUSHi 
No
2019-09-04 11:09
-Zeus +Seized
2019-09-04 19:26
i hope no
2019-09-05 15:14
#4
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
gl
2019-09-04 10:13
Finally.
2019-09-04 10:13
#8
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Mongolia FoxOutOfGlocks 
LOL
2019-09-04 10:13
@100Thieves
2019-09-04 10:14
lol tier 30 CIS
2019-09-04 10:14
#12
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
thought he retired. what a downfall.
2019-09-04 10:14
He is so young
2019-09-05 17:02
seized Faze finally
2019-09-04 10:14
#227
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
0/8
2019-09-04 22:01
#16
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United States Trump2020KAG 
-Elige +seized
2019-09-04 10:15
tier 999 with decoy
2019-09-04 10:29
the only logical choice
2019-09-04 13:16
#156
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Russia misterB 
lmao dont joke like this pls
2019-09-04 13:38
-boombl4 +decoy
2019-09-04 10:15
#22
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Qatar olaolakaka 
-zeus +seized
2019-09-04 10:16
: D
2019-09-05 13:34
become a model or something ffs
2019-09-04 10:17
tier 1 lurker seized
2019-09-04 10:18
gl
2019-09-04 10:18
#26
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
-zeus +seized
2019-09-04 10:19
NEVER!
2019-09-04 10:55
Decoy ez
2019-09-04 10:20
#28
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu 
Vega's roster was bad (except Scooby).
2019-09-04 10:20
washed up
2019-09-04 10:20
seized to pro100?
2019-09-04 10:20
#32
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Brazil HLTV_POORLACK 
i can bet 500 dolar that he tried to fuck his teammates..
2019-09-04 10:21
like literally or what do you mean? kinda a harsh statement m8
2019-09-04 14:30
It was a joke habibi
2019-09-04 20:04
#33
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
RIP decoy
2019-09-04 10:22
HR
2019-09-04 10:25
Any HR player >>>>>>>> decoy
2019-09-04 10:29
#36
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Poland Crai9Xen 
From t1 he fell to the bottom Feelsbadman((
2019-09-04 10:25
He never was tier 1 player
2019-09-04 16:48
#211
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Europe DJkpot 
1/8
2019-09-04 17:45
#236
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Poland Crai9Xen 
0/8
2019-09-05 07:03
#37
cyx | 
Germany KapioO 
Don’t pick him , bad player
2019-09-04 10:26
#39
Jame | 
Netherlands Polakva 
poshel nahooy
2019-09-04 10:27
decoy
2019-09-04 10:28
+1
2019-09-04 10:29
#44
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Russia Ilyichee 
-NiKo +seized ez top 900 and disband
2019-09-04 10:29
#47
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Japan Jotaro 
WHo
2019-09-04 10:32
Faze seized incoming)))
2019-09-04 10:32
So that they can disband even faster?
2019-09-04 20:20
#49
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China serdim 
He becomes free again
2019-09-04 10:33
#50
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Ukraine Jeslem 
-olof +seized
2019-09-04 10:33
just retire bruh
2019-09-04 10:34
#52
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Denmark potatomato 
Shouldnt be hard to find a new team for legendary major player seized
2019-09-04 10:34
-Zeus/+seized?
2019-09-04 10:41
#59
NiKo | 
Latvia DEADGRAVE 
wtf?)
2019-09-04 10:47
lmao
2019-09-04 11:21
no pls
2019-09-04 21:41
#57
Edward | 
Moldova flymans 
Poor seized. Unlucky.
2019-09-04 10:42
#58
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Switzerland x676 
LUUUUUUL
2019-09-04 10:44
#60
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Russia NOD777 
WHO CARES? DECOY
2019-09-04 10:48
RETIRED PLS
2019-09-04 10:50
decoy deserves top 300
2019-09-04 10:51
#65
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Czech Republic realProkda 
idk him personally and idk why, but it felt like he always was the problem in every team. He projects cockiness, passiveness and looks always unhappy. No wonder he didn't succeed yet.
2019-09-04 10:51
this moron get autism, he dont even know how to chop watermelon
2019-09-04 11:01
#96
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Russia Sur10n 
Lost in a 1v1 vs watermelon OMEGALUL
2019-09-04 11:43
even fruit has higher iq
2019-09-04 12:57
The guy lost his winning will. He was one of the best support playhers in the past. DOn't know what happened. Karma is a bitch probably
2019-09-04 10:54
Sounds very ironical... Ha Ha hahahaha
2019-09-04 10:54
retire
2019-09-04 10:59
Replace Zeus again lul
2019-09-04 11:01
decoy
2019-09-04 11:02
#75
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Germany Landwirt 
Fnatic +seized
2019-09-04 11:03
who cares about trashy Decoized?
2019-09-04 11:04
$50 EZ
2019-09-04 11:09
#81
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Turkey Thunderball 
D E C O Y
2019-09-04 11:19
#86
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Germany ToiletShitter 
as if anyone assumed, he wasn’t available
2019-09-04 11:28
#87
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Poland kRAMERO 
russian bialy :D noone want to play with him
2019-09-04 11:28
#98
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Russia Sur10n 
Accurate af lol
2019-09-04 11:44
#102
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
I don't know if byali tried to kick someone secretly
2019-09-04 11:51
any info about this?
2019-09-04 12:10
Zeus interview about why he was kicked from navi
2019-09-04 12:17
#88
f0rest | 
Germany Brazzen 
aaaaaaaand again.... who cares anymore?
2019-09-04 11:29
why just retire tier 9999999 player
2019-09-04 11:32
#90
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Other Phinks 
Still find this sad. Dude was absolutely crucial for navi in 2015 and a a big part of 2016. He lost his touch and never recovered.
2019-09-04 11:32
#104
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Poland mamba99999 
Volvo fucked him with that coach rule, where they were not allowed to talk during matches. He turned out to be bad IGL and the had to cut him.
2019-09-04 11:57
#125
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Other Phinks 
True. But after that he still could not recover.
2019-09-04 12:47
players like this need to think about the term free agency because even if he is free no one will want him, perhaps he should pay the team he joins a salary so they can justify having a bot on their lineup
2019-09-04 11:35
#92
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Hungary subzera 
cool. now he'll be on another team that achieves nothing and then kicked in 3 months
2019-09-04 11:37
#93
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Europe braxtey 
he needs to get education otherwise his gona be poor. His not even that good and he has like 500 viewers in twitch (mabye less). He needs to stop play.
2019-09-04 11:40
+1
2019-09-04 12:21
He left school early, he has no brain to realise this
2019-09-04 16:30
#95
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Ukraine ksay 
i always disliked seized but why everyone is hating on him so much
2019-09-04 11:42
Well he has been in 4 teams after navi and all these team disbanded
2019-09-04 13:21
#99
f0rest | 
Finland DenitZ 
navi +seized kappa
2019-09-04 11:44
#100
Sico | 
New Zealand HeliiZ 
2019-09-04 11:47
Pls stay free agent forever
2019-09-04 11:49
decoy rusian dump player
2019-09-04 11:58
#106
Brehze | 
Russia MH- 
no chance for comeback
2019-09-04 11:58
#108
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CIS chlenixon 
Starting over in 2020. CIS HR
2019-09-04 12:01
Join my team Denis , 8lvl faceit
2019-09-04 12:06
He s yours for 50$
2019-09-04 16:28
It's too much. He should pay for playing with 8lvl because he playing like 5-6 lvl maximum
2019-09-04 16:40
But its Valve prices, wtf, decoy is listed for 50$ for ages man, I dont think we need to rethink the pricings
2019-09-04 17:35
who
2019-09-04 12:18
free agency? more like "who else would waste their money on me" agency.
2019-09-04 12:19
+1 haha decoy
2019-09-04 12:26
"... waste money and make your team disband in a month"
2019-09-04 16:27
Just retire already
2019-09-04 12:20
+1
2019-09-04 16:27
#118
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Sweden extol88 
Noone wants him
2019-09-04 12:23
#119
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
lmao russian transfer lists whats the point in having them when month later you just release the player anyways low iq ruski orgs hahaha
2019-09-04 12:25
any tier 2 team from russia disbands after half a year
2019-09-04 13:18
edit : i mean mixes not teams
2019-09-04 13:37
Who could possibly buy seized ? omegalul
2019-09-04 13:20
#148
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
ikr what even the poin in a transfer list
2019-09-04 13:20
I guess they want back their 50$
2019-09-04 16:26
Decoy
2019-09-04 12:29
who cars
2019-09-04 12:47
-neo +seized Ez top 2
2019-09-04 12:49
#204
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Russia Sur10n 
Top 2 in Joposrank* top 100 in Russia.
2019-09-04 17:08
again
2019-09-04 12:53
lol
2019-09-04 12:58
-zeus +seized MARK MY WORDS
2019-09-04 13:08
xaxaxaxaxa cyka
2019-09-04 13:13
nt
2019-09-04 13:16
BOT
2019-09-04 13:09
#139
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Thailand hahahoha 
he lost his aim in 2017 god knows why. He was one of the clutchest players in 15-17.
2019-09-04 13:13
it actually looks like he cheated back in the days. I mean he was really really good and went to absolute dogshit in literally no time. And he is 24 now, thats not really too old for cs, its just very strange :(
2019-09-04 13:16
igl job and hate from fans destroyed him
2019-09-04 13:25
he can bounce from one tier 4 team to another but might as well just look for a normal job and retire.
2019-09-04 13:16
I doubt he'll work at normal job ever
2019-09-04 13:19
of course he will. he didnt play in a decent team for years. i doubt that he has savings.
2019-09-04 13:21
Guy left school early so if not sitting on salary in some other tier 3 dumpster, than he ll try to stream, this spoiled kid wont find any real job
2019-09-04 16:26
one day he'll have to. either now or in 5-10 years.
2019-09-04 17:41
-zeus +seized
2019-09-04 13:18
:D
2019-09-04 16:24
#152
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Hungary raffai 
Rip seized once again:(
2019-09-04 13:29
Should have announced retirement instead
2019-09-04 13:33
+1
2019-09-04 16:23
GOD is free now
2019-09-04 13:36
+1
2019-09-04 14:33
nt mousett
2019-09-04 15:09
#157
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Germany KamenFD 
seized career seized again
2019-09-04 13:53
good
2019-09-04 14:02
-arbuz
2019-09-04 14:27
#160
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Dima > seized
2019-09-04 14:27
poor fella going to be hard 4 him
2019-09-04 14:36
GL seized, but be realistic, his chances are low
2019-09-04 14:51
Well, he still have some slight chances to ruin one/two more teams, so who knows
2019-09-04 16:23
OMEGALOL
2019-09-04 17:39
#166
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Latvia tibr0 
decoy
2019-09-04 14:52
+1, also team ruiner from recent time
2019-09-04 16:23
#220
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Latvia tibr0 
only + that he kicked zeus, that made him win major xD
2019-09-04 19:33
Ye, thats the positive side
2019-09-05 14:10
#170
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Ukraine Xe0m 
Virtus pro confirmed
2019-09-04 15:29
Best p250 player alongside RPK. Seized was beast in 2015 and 2017. People tend to forget that.
2019-09-04 15:41
+1
2019-09-04 15:51
Nice joke.He is toxic decoy
2019-09-04 16:34
Beast? lol Sure, he deserves more credit than all the newfags here are willing to give him, but he was just a good fragger at best. The only beast in pre-simple navi was guardian.
2019-09-04 19:51
gl hf
2019-09-04 15:50
#173
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Brazil goatzera 
Bot
2019-09-04 15:51
Decoy*
2019-09-04 16:22
Ha ha ha who that? Komu on nujen?! Nulevoy chel
2019-09-04 15:51
#176
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
who cars
2019-09-04 15:52
#178
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Russia olegW 
im car
2019-09-04 16:05
Decoy
2019-09-04 16:20
In his position its better to say "I announce retirement because I realised that Im decoy and team ruiner", but its decoyzed, you know :\
2019-09-04 16:21
I was don't know this details
2019-09-04 16:26
Nobody’s looking for a decoy
2019-09-04 16:26
#194
Estonia rYm 
rat's life for real rat rip decoy
2019-09-04 16:29
#196
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Sri Lanka ImSpecial 
-simple +seized
2019-09-04 16:31
#198
cyx | 
Other wz0 
decoy
2019-09-04 16:35
retire
2019-09-04 16:36
#201
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United States EmperorTrump 
no one is going to pick up that rat. he is shit not only mechanically but also as person.
2019-09-04 16:41
who cars
2019-09-04 16:45
-zeus +decoy
2019-09-04 17:27
No one cares bout D E C O Y
2019-09-04 17:28
#209
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Imagine being 24 and being shit throughout your entire career
2019-09-04 17:41
He was easily the second best player on navi before flamie joined, and he helped Guardian carry the team to a bunch of tournament wins. Coompetitive CS existed before you started watching it. I know it's a lot to take in all at once. Take your time and try to stay calm.
2019-09-04 20:16
#237
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United States YANGGANG2020 
+1
2019-09-05 07:52
#212
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
Tier 3 team for maximum
2019-09-04 17:55
retire please
2019-09-04 18:26
#214
gla1ve | 
Australia oce 
FeelsBadMan he seems to keep trying and trying but continuously fails ;d
2019-09-04 18:27
gl seized
2019-09-04 18:28
-ZywOo +seized ez top 1 team
2019-09-04 18:36
#217
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
Mentally weak guy. Not able to handle bullying from community
2019-09-04 18:38
#229
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Russia cuba_libre10 
He is mentally weak, he almost started cry when I was playing with him in faceit
2019-09-04 22:02
#218
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Ukraine SEiNo 
Ez new FlipSid3 roster: seized Hobbit Markeloff(awp) Kenzor sdy
2019-09-04 19:18
Noone will want him he’s shit 😂
2019-09-04 19:47
#228
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Russia cuba_libre10 
CTRL+F "decoy" results: 24
2019-09-04 22:02
#230
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Lithuania Afgan` 
free agent from today till 2050 lmao
2019-09-04 22:12
no future for this player
2019-09-04 22:24
too much alchol
2019-09-05 00:40
#238
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United States YANGGANG2020 
ez 4 winstrike
2019-09-05 07:53
career over?
2019-09-05 13:21
Didn't even know he still played xDDDDD
2019-09-05 13:54
and?
2019-09-05 14:08
#246
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
I mean, is he still relevant at all
2019-09-05 15:25
I was don't know this details and good luck Seized!
2019-09-06 10:32
#250
Krad | 
Vietnam Furyyyyy 
nice!
2019-09-09 06:47
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