jdm64 open to European offers

Josh "⁠jdm64⁠" Marzano has reaffirmed his drive to find a new team in a series of tweets, indicating that he is open to playing on both sides of the water.

jdm64 has been a free agent since the end of June following the expiry of his contract with Envy. The 29-year-old had joined the organization in September 2018, playing on various iterations of the roster throughout ESL Pro League Season 8 and 9 and during the IEM Katowice Americas Minor before eventually being replaced by Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek.

jdm64 looks to return after focusing on building up his rifling skills

During his career, jdm64 has been known for a heavy reliance on having an AWP in his hands. Over 9000 of his kills are with the Big Green Gun, with the P250 coming in second at 822 and the AK47 in third just below 800. With 74 percent of his kills coming from the AWP, jdm64's usage of the sniper in contrast to other guns far exceeds other primary AWPers, even when compared to the likes of Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács and Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub.

When contacted by HLTV.org, jdm64 told us that this was a quality he had specifically been working to fix:

I've used FPL these last few months to really develop and improve on my rifling skills, that's why if you were to tune in to whomever has been streaming those games, I've been rifling only. Throughout my career, I've sat the same, had the same res, same crosshair, same sens, same config... Never changed once. Well I changed everything about 1-2 months ago and I've now started to officially become comfortable with those changes and I can't even explain how much it's helped me on all aspects of the game.

I'm no where from being where I want to be and am striving for but from just a month of playing with all these changes, combined with only rifling in FPL, I'm very optimistic about my future. I feel like there's so much room for improvement now and so much potential that I can hit, It makes everyday more enjoyable to work on those areas. I know I can help a team reach top 5 in the world rankings, just need that chance again.

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
xsepower | 
Russia zj2
tbh he was playing quite good in envy im surprised they cut him
2019-09-10 12:18
22 replies
#3
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New Zealand CZR^
+1 maybe he wanted out
2019-09-10 12:19
12 replies
pretty sure he was forced out because of a dispute with nifty
2019-09-10 12:23
9 replies
#31
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Poland Unluko
Good player
2019-09-10 12:26
6 replies
#111
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Decent player
2019-09-10 14:06
5 replies
Eh player
2019-09-10 14:54
4 replies
pathetic player
2019-09-10 15:00
3 replies
trash player
2019-09-10 15:51
2 replies
#145
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Iraq Bebestan
OOF
2019-09-10 17:01
1 reply
#169
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India X3pHyR
that de-escalated quickly
2019-09-11 10:46
#106
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Argentina MrRioKai
This
2019-09-10 14:01
yup
2019-09-10 23:12
#104
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Brazil effy
+1 That's what I thought, he was by far the best Envy player
2019-09-10 13:58
pretty much
2019-09-10 15:48
He was very good in 2016, playing on top level is hard
2019-09-10 12:19
4 replies
sadly he got so inconsistent after that
2019-09-10 15:00
3 replies
Lean forward = more consistent Getting too old to see the screen from that far away anymore smh
2019-09-10 16:03
2 replies
He should use allu's technique, with the eyes literally at 1cm from the screen lmao
2019-09-10 23:14
1 reply
his face cams at big events are hilarious when you can only see his hair and the top of his forehead
2019-09-11 12:40
I think it's time to retire and say Good bye to professional CS😁
2019-09-10 15:03
3 replies
Nice try forsaken
2019-09-10 15:29
2 replies
+1
2019-09-10 17:13
LOL 🤣🤣🤣🤣
2019-09-11 05:45
#2
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Russia Roneeee
Windigo.jdm64 inc
2019-09-10 12:18
4 replies
#20
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Turkey sonbafrali
I would like to see that happens.
2019-09-10 12:21
#59
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Australia Chereska
Could happen
2019-09-10 12:53
2 replies
#63
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Myanmar xdcc
0% chance happening. windigo is better than envy and poizon >>> jdm
2019-09-10 12:55
1 reply
#107
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Argentina MrRioKai
Literally no one:
2019-09-10 14:01
#4
LUq | 
Poland legitb
nice
2019-09-10 12:18
#5
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Malaysia Suno[t]
xD
2019-09-10 12:18
Bot
2019-09-10 12:19
is his body rdy?
2019-09-10 12:19
1 reply
in a tweet and a Instagram post, he says something like "no more lounging" i guess
2019-09-10 12:41
#11
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Cool
2019-09-10 12:20
jdm isn't bad actually, maybe coL could get him
2019-09-10 12:20
3 replies
#124
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North America Retinaz
+1
2019-09-10 14:58
Would be a good pickup for them.
2019-09-10 17:14
+1
2019-09-10 21:33
And i'm open to dating kendall jenner
2019-09-10 12:20
14 replies
XD
2019-09-10 12:37
#48
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Poland mxm11
+1
2019-09-10 12:40
#51
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France Il_padrino
+1
2019-09-10 12:43
lmao
2019-09-10 12:48
Haha +1
2019-09-10 13:08
+1
2019-09-10 13:10
+1
2019-09-10 13:15
nop she will open date to me not u bro XD
2019-09-10 13:57
That's a lot of make up and plastic on that face, I wonder what the goon looks like without it.
2019-09-10 14:12
1 reply
She has 0 plastic
2019-09-10 16:26
axaxaxa +1
2019-09-10 15:48
Rofl
2019-09-10 15:52
why do you want herpes so bad? aim for someone with some self respect my man.
2019-09-10 17:01
+1
2019-09-11 12:41
Go JDM
2019-09-10 12:20
jaydeem
2019-09-10 12:20
#16
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Panama FUN4ENCE
Ez for \__
2019-09-10 12:20
1 reply
#23
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Portugal macpjoao
CHI\_\_ING, \_OUNGING, JDM64
2019-09-10 12:22
#17
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Jordan xrealx369
Begging style
2019-09-10 12:20
gl bro <3
2019-09-10 12:21
CLG JDM BEST JDM
2019-09-10 12:21
3 replies
#25
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Portugal macpjoao
C \_ G
2019-09-10 12:23
2 replies
#168
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Germany I_Am_Jerm
\_ \_\ \_ Q \_\ \ D
2019-09-11 09:22
1 reply
#175
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Portugal macpjoao
LULQUID, nice. Hard to decipher at first, 7/8 effort.
2019-09-11 19:30
#21
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Greece Poor_Noob
I am interested, I will speak with my other teammates so if they agree he can play for our mm global team ez
2019-09-10 12:21
#24
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Slovakia TatKo
good luck with that lol
2019-09-10 12:23
#27
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Russia Sa1to
finaly. gl
2019-09-10 12:24
gl mens
2019-09-10 12:24
Doesn’t nochance only have 4 players right now?
2019-09-10 12:25
2 replies
#34
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Finland 0lter
They have maden
2019-09-10 12:26
its SMASH and they have 5
2019-09-10 12:30
What about Steel? o.O
2019-09-10 12:25
F
2019-09-10 12:26
sorry, nobody interested
2019-09-10 12:27
1 reply
LUL
2019-09-10 12:27
Who?
2019-09-10 12:27
european offers are not open for him probably
2019-09-10 12:28
JDM IN NA = TOP 5 AWP JDM IN EU = MM MATERIAL AWP
2019-09-10 12:29
8 replies
liquid- no main awper, nrg- eu awper, c9-eu awper, complexity-shazaam…, envy- nifty? Sweden has so many awpers but no igl and na has tons of igls, switch players.
2019-09-10 12:45
6 replies
Hampus, Golden, freddieb pick one
2019-09-10 12:58
5 replies
i pick flusha xizt and lekro
2019-09-10 13:01
Okay, hampus should not igl. Would be great as a fragger in fnatic, instead flusha to igl. Golden...is...really..bad, he might be a good igl i dont know but his skill in the game is low af. Freddieb surprised me in ancient with good strats-teamplay and fragging abillity but he is sadly not t1 igl material, works great in t2 like godsent-ancient and such teams. So i would pick neither, instead go for flusha and lekro (but he has to come to terms with igl being his future and dedicate himself to the role, if not then bye)
2019-09-10 13:07
3 replies
Lekr0 is a TERRIBLE IGL , even GTR said that. IGLing nerfs him sooooooooo much though
2019-09-10 13:43
2 replies
First tournament with lekro being their igl they win the minor and even got legends at major. Show me where gtr said that. Give a link to the statement otherwise dont mention it. For the past couple of tournaments they have switched between lekro and gtr as igl and lekros performance has been better every time he himself has been calling and so has the teams performance. Its not perfect. Lekro's calling abillity can only improve with time, especially when he as i said comes to term with continuing on as igl.
2019-09-10 13:55
1 reply
He's said it in a video , a betway one , but I'm not sure which one exactly. And I WILL mention it if I feel like it , they did switch , and I think that Lekr0 SHOULD still be the caller for NiP , but sadly , f0rest and GeT_RiGhT have to go ...
2019-09-10 13:57
+1 Sad but true
2019-09-10 13:18
this guy is still alive?
2019-09-10 12:29
gl men
2019-09-10 12:30
its time to retire bro all ur gonna get is lousy offers to come to EU where ull make about as much money as u would from carrying out newspapers in the US. sry but he is washed as fuck.
2019-09-10 12:31
1 reply
#61
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
+1111111111111111
2019-09-10 12:53
Thrash
2019-09-10 12:33
1 reply
Furia xd
2019-09-10 13:30
who?
2019-09-10 12:36
#46
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Macau Tyranthose
Europe is not open to JDM
2019-09-10 12:36
org after org after org looking to build na team right now and this guy is "open for eu offers". Wake up.
2019-09-10 12:40
#52
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Ukraine ksay
no \__ anymore :/
2019-09-10 12:44
#54
steel | 
Greece 1926
hopefully a team will pick him up...also FUCK STEEL
2019-09-10 12:46
-jugi +jdm
2019-09-10 12:47
4 replies
#60
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
both equally trash imo
2019-09-10 12:53
3 replies
+1
2019-09-10 13:09
atleast jdm has a 1 v 5 clutch to his name xD
2019-09-10 13:10
1 reply
#80
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
weirdest 1v5 lmao. it was like bots running towards him
2019-09-10 13:11
FAZE UP
2019-09-10 12:51
#58
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
who would want an NA awper in europe LOL
2019-09-10 12:52
2 replies
#101
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Myanmar xdcc
EU players go to NA for offers from weaker teams and he thinks he can get a team in EU. theres so few decent english speaking teams too
2019-09-10 13:56
1 reply
#142
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
weaker EU teams can get better snijpers than a washed up low tier NA one
2019-09-10 16:27
He is 29 already, can't really see him getting any "hot offers" but he clearly still has will and motivation so he could possibly help out some talented young lineup. I think his role is an issue as well. Ever since the dawn of CS great awpers got kinda "highlighted" if you know what I mean. A lot of young talents love playing the awp and there are a lot of them who are really good too. If a team is looking for an experienced player it most often is not an awper since they already have one.
2019-09-10 12:54
Come to my house brother #fullhomo
2019-09-10 12:55
European teams NOT open to hiring washed up NA awper
2019-09-10 12:59
HAHAHAHAHA LMAO jdm in 2019 jesus christ
2019-09-10 13:01
2 replies
#112
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Argentina MrRioKai
Gob b in cs lmao
2019-09-10 14:07
1 reply
gob already retired mens
2019-09-10 14:24
#70
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Finland Autisthicc
getting desperate
2019-09-10 13:08
1 reply
+1 lol probably didnt received any offers yet xD
2019-09-10 13:09
HAHAHAHAHA
2019-09-10 13:09
basically tries to sell us that "his settings were the problem" and now he is reborn with new settings and fpl grind.
2019-09-10 13:10
1 reply
word.exe
2019-09-10 13:11
But is Europe open to offer JDM69 something? I arent think that
2019-09-10 13:10
1 reply
rekt
2019-09-10 14:24
Looks like a desperate ex trying to get back
2019-09-10 13:12
#82
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Oceania Ezzz_Hyphy
interesting. gl to jdm!
2019-09-10 13:14
Jdm retire and search smth in esports (r&d whatever). Ur 29 stop playin, join taz neo gobb getr forest army of retired peops 🔥🤷🏽‍♂️
2019-09-10 13:21
lol. good luck. the american Friis.
2019-09-10 13:25
1 reply
lmao
2019-09-10 14:35
virtus pro jdm
2019-09-10 13:26
jdm = Japanese Domestic Manufacturing (:
2019-09-10 13:32
#90
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Luxembourg fowkingell
The guy is 29 and can only play awp like who's going to pick him up.
2019-09-10 13:33
2 replies
He can play rifles now.
2019-09-10 13:50
1 reply
yeah right
2019-09-10 17:45
#94
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Canada dennek
my man, gl to his career
2019-09-10 13:52
#95
Dosia | 
Russia gift
Faze +jdm hahaha
2019-09-10 13:53
he's 29 years old though. no chance he'll improve from here on out
2019-09-10 13:53
Maybe he should start think about career in dhl
2019-09-10 13:54
WHO whould want a real bot?
2019-09-10 13:54
#100
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Russia dant1kh
_/dm64
2019-09-10 13:56
#105
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Brazil fazecrack
good player
2019-09-10 14:00
#108
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Austria zCainee
Hes looking like a 50 year old Kkona dad
2019-09-10 14:02
he is fine wherever he go as long as there is steroids
2019-09-10 14:04
"indicating that he open to playing on both sides of the water." This is an international website, please write your articles in English, dear HLTV.
2019-09-10 14:08
Some EU team should get him especially since EU is falling off in the latter years of CS Go and letting NA teams dominate them.... thank god for Astralis honestly without them EU is shit tier atm.
2019-09-10 14:15
2 replies
Actual top10: 2NA, 2CIS, 6EU... explain your point of view
2019-09-11 09:09
1 reply
Ok I will explain for you. First of all I do not give 2 shits about HLTV's ranking, it's garbage. 2nd of all the top team is from NA and they shit on EU teams for like 5 months straight, they lost to Astralis in major which changes literally nothing. EU has a lot of solo talents atm and other than Astralis literally all shit tier teams, that don't know how to play any team CS, Liquid rapes teams like this because their fire power is insane atm. Even the lower tier CIS teams atm are having little to no problem beating "top 10" EU teams other than Astralis obviously. You remove Astralis from EU scene and it's basically lowest it's ever been that's why I said thank god for Astralis atm.... Look French, Swedish, hell even the Brazilian scene all they do is recycle washed up garbage players over and over and over.... expecting different results, rising talents in EU atm are garbage as well other than Zyw0o. The future looks worst than the present and the present is already getting grim.
2019-09-11 19:09
Nice player good luck!
2019-09-10 14:20
29 year old, hf in tier 12 LUL
2019-09-10 14:35
time will tell
2019-09-10 14:47
Who
2019-09-10 15:18
FaZe jdm64
2019-09-10 15:35
29??? CS is a young mans game...retire grandpa or just stick around with no team sucking....
2019-09-10 15:35
Good luck then but let's be real, he has no chance at the top of CS
2019-09-10 15:44
No team wants him in NA, why would any european team pick him up...come on bro, I want to cheer you up, but let's be realistic. It's like a virgin saying he's open to having sex with Juliano, of course you're down, but the problem is on the other side isn't it xD
2019-09-10 15:47
indicating that he open to playing on both sides of the water Nice englando LUL
2019-09-10 16:01
European cs don’t need na shitty player
2019-09-10 16:02
1 reply
#144
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Brazil kaiknux
wtf jdm's good
2019-09-10 16:43
I can't imagine any notable teams being interested. He hasn't been consistent in a long time. Granted, if he put in the time he could still be decent but at some point you should look to other things in life. If you haven't been a staple in the top tier at 29 you probably won't be again.
2019-09-10 17:22
When an NA player is so bad, they must play in EU lool
2019-09-10 17:31
"I've never had this amount of potential and I know given the chance, come 2020 I will be on HLTV top 20 players list" LMAO
2019-09-10 17:47
When it comes to 29-year-old JDM, the last things I want to read are - improvement, rifling and potential. A bit late to try to change the narrative on your entire career.
2019-09-10 17:59
Should try to stay in NA. No point in wasting time with the betas of Europe.
2019-09-10 20:21
#155
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Russia Ilyichee
One of the worst NA player,just retire
2019-09-10 20:26
29 y.o. :(((((((((((((
2019-09-10 21:01
Oof jdm
2019-09-10 22:39
Astralis are hard working silently and you can see that, while this guy has to tweet about it how hard he is working lol, bro you need to show that on server not on twitter
2019-09-10 23:03
"I know I can help a team reach top 5 in the world rankings, just need that chance again." I was thinking more like "I'll play for subsistence salary in a top-150 team just to prove that I can actually play well competitively, before attempting to enter the top ranks again"
2019-09-11 06:02
bad player
2019-09-11 12:44
Does any team domestically want him first of all?
2019-09-11 19:57
please fucking retire...
2019-09-11 19:58
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