HUNDEN: "The goal is to try to beat either MIBR or NiP"

We caught up with Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen on day one of the V4 Future Sports Festival to talk to him about Tricked's recent changes, the Danes' comeback against Virtus.pro on Mirage, and their goals at the Hungarian event.

In our first interview from Hungary, HUNDEN spoke about losing Johannes "b0RUP" Borup during the player break and what Tricked saw in 25-year-old Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen, who came to the team from Copenhagen Flames, before discussing the pitfalls of playing in the sub-top scene in Denmark.

HUNDEN discussed the possibility of becoming a coach in the future

The veteran in-game leader also commented on his squad's opening win against Virtus.pro at the V4 Future Sports Festival and their massive comeback on Mirage, fired back at Jacob "Pimp" Winneche following the analyst's comments on the tournament's official stream, and discussed the possibility of becoming a coach in the future.

First of all, I wanted to ask about the whole process of losing b0RUP to Heroic and adding roeJ, can you talk me through finding a new player to fit in?

I actually think the fit for b0RUP was pretty much perfect, I think we could go one-for-one for b0RUP. It was during our vacation, so it sucked to hear that b0RUP was about to leave us and join Heroic, but overall, I think the transition is going really, really well. roeJ is pretty much fitting b0RUP one-for-one, it's a good fit, so we're really happy to have roeJ on our team now.

I suppose it's not normal practice to add a player who is 25 years old to enter his first top-20 team, what did you see in him that made you pick him up?

We actually looked at him a long, long time ago. When I came back to Denmark I actually wanted roeJ on our team, but it wasn't possible at that moment because he was playing for Copenhagen Flames. The firepower of roeJ is so crazy, when we're playing in Danish Pro League and stuff like that he's owning everyone, so I just wanted to play with him, have that firepower, the motivation. It's so crazy to have him on the team because he is working so hard and he's trying to fix his mistakes all the time. He is a bit older than all the young guns and I think it's good for me to have a guy like him on the team. I think you could compare him to JaCkz from G2, an older guy who is coming to the top and doing really good work. I'm looking forward to seeing what roeJ can do in the future.

You've always been in this constant struggle of whenever there is a spot in a better team you will always lose one of your best players, do you see that as frustrating or do you take it as just another part of your job at this point?

I think it's just a part of being in Denmark, to be honest. We have Astralis, if they lose a player they will pick one from North for sure, and then everything starts. It's hard, we have a few tiers in Denmark, I guess. We have Astralis as No.1, everyone would join Astralis if they got asked — if you don't do that then you're stupid —, then we have the second tier with North alone, if someone from North is asking you to join you will just say yes, instantly. And then we have us, Heroic, and OpTic, I think we're on the same level. Actually, some of our players also said no to Heroic this time. So it's pretty crazy to play in Denmark right now because I think we have three teams who are pretty much on the same level and the competition between us is really nice at the moment.

HUNDEN shed some light on what Winspai brings to Tricked

You added your coach, Winspai, from the Academy team back in May, but there isn't really much background on him. Can you tell me a bit about him, where he came from?

I think he's similar to mithR from North. He's also a teacher and he's still working at school, so he's only on our team for a part-time job. He's antistratting a lot, he's preparing us for the opponents all the time, and that's pretty much his job right now. He's trying to show us some executes and stuff like that, as well, but he's not so much a part of the practice, he's more preparing us for the enemies all the time.

Moving over to V4, you played Virtus.pro a couple of months ago on the exact same maps and beat them in a close series, this time you came back from 5-13 on Mirage on the T side, how did you manage that?

That was a hard one. I think we had perfect reads on the CT side, as well, we didn't prepare that well against them, I guess. We knew what executes they had, but we didn't execute our own plan against them, so we were a bit off on the CT side, but when we got to the T side we had done it before in online games, doing the comebacks and just grinding rounds all the time on the T sides. Mirage is a hard map, but we also saw that they only play the CT side in one way and it was easy to counter. I was prepared for it, last night before I went to bed I told my coach "I will call 12 rounds as T against them this time, so just be ready and we will win Mirage today." And I did that and I'm really happy for that win, to be honest.

I'm just going to bring up something Pimp said on the stream, where he called you a garbage individual player, do you have anything to say to that?

I have one thing to say: Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?

People often call for you to become a coach, would you ever consider moving to that role?

Right now, I don't think so, but if a top-five team in the world came to me and asked "do you want to be our coach now?" I think I would consider saying yes to it. I think my next position is as a coach, for sure, so if one of the best teams in the world asked me I would definitely really think about it and maybe say yes to them.

Back to V4, Tricked are somewhere in the middle of this rather wide variety of teams, what are your goals here?

The goal is to try to beat either MIBR or NiP. I think we're going to match up against them pretty well when we play against them. I think we were a bit off today and we should have closed out Mirage way before if we could play on the CT side. Our goal is to beat either NiP or MIBR and I think it's possible to do right now.

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
293
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1501
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Goodluck against mibr and nip!!
2019-09-18 15:11
#4
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Reunion Esquinox 
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:11
I have one thing to say: remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them? ~Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen
2019-09-18 15:26
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:20
nip and mibr what a pathetic goal. its like saying: my goal is to eat 2 bananas today. what a challenge!
2019-09-18 15:33
MIBR easily
2019-09-18 15:47
#130
Jame | 
CIS ZILTOID 
maybe he’s not a self bloated prick like yourself
2019-09-18 18:36
Absolute savage, holy fuck
2019-09-18 15:33
GOD HUNDEN GREATEST OF ALL TIME
2019-09-18 19:26
#137
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Croatia DNM_ii 
What's the funniest thing here is that he is completely correct lmao.
2019-09-18 20:22
SEX GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 17:10
you can beat NIP easily
2019-09-18 15:12
yeah but HUNDEN cant antistrat nip or mibr with new players and 0 brains
2019-09-18 15:12
MIBR about to get 16-0’d again
2019-09-18 15:13
Yeah, MIBR is favorite
2019-09-18 16:34
Lol but not Nip 16-1
2019-09-18 17:22
#37
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United States Frotha 
GOD
2019-09-18 15:16
hunden means dog. dog reverse god. coincidence?
2019-09-18 15:29
#64
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United States Frotha 
I think
2019-09-18 15:29
so hunden means reverse of god, satan?
2019-09-18 16:14
#38
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Brazil BRAZILIAN_ERA 
MIBR WILL WON THE TOURNAMENT UNDEFEATED.
2019-09-18 15:16
AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
2019-09-18 18:20
Pimp is a fucking noob but this guy it's actually a bot in terms of individual skill
2019-09-18 16:04
-bot -1000iq igl pick one.
2019-09-18 19:18
#2
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
god hunden
2019-09-18 15:11
Hunden is basically danish Zeus
2019-09-18 15:12
#31
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
haters will hate
2019-09-18 15:15
#49
COCAINE | 
Mongolia bozgor 
even if you tried you couldnt make a worse comparison xD
2019-09-18 15:22
#68
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Russia sanyabondarev 
Lul zeus is better than HUNDEN in 2x with individual skills, calls and even with the attitude to cs
2019-09-18 15:30
zeus giving better calls? xd hes just running defaults or let simple go in by himself
2019-09-18 15:41
#97
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Sweden lurba 
Yeah but Zeus actually won relevant tournaments.
2019-09-18 15:56
and why did he win them? right cuz he got carried i mean he wasnt even able to win a major with s1mple and electronic in their primes... he was holding them back
2019-09-18 15:58
#141
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France JBzOo 
Remember when he won with gambit. Not about s1mple.
2019-09-18 21:30
and why did they win? right cuz mou hobbit and adren went nuts... i mean they didnt even pracc cuz they were dogshit for two months they played completely freestyle they even said it in an interview. so maybe thats why they won cuz they didnt listen to zeus and his stupid default strats
2019-09-18 21:31
#3
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Brazil uk0g 
expected
2019-09-18 15:11
#5
shox | 
Finland TheAgony 
Fuck my internet
2019-09-18 15:11
#6
JD | 
Poland Banzanic 
dog hunden
2019-09-18 15:12
Reported for disrespecting a god
2019-09-18 15:13
ez report
2019-09-18 15:13
Hunden = "The dog" in Danish lul His comment is not offensive
2019-09-18 15:16
+1 swedish neighbour knows
2019-09-18 15:46
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:12
#9
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Portugal YANRAZA 
Who?
2019-09-18 15:12
+1
2019-09-18 15:14
Imagine not knowing who GODHUNDEN is OMEGALUL
2019-09-18 15:44
Easy goal
2019-09-18 15:12
GOATDEN
2019-09-18 15:12
Hunden would be a decent coach imo.
2019-09-18 15:12
#14
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
DAD HUNDEN GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:12
#15
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Nigeria Fraggot 
God hunden
2019-09-18 15:12
#18
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
why not mouz?
2019-09-18 15:13
#67
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Europe ApreN 
Cause he know it is impossible
2019-09-18 15:30
#160
TenZ | 
Brazil SkindCS 
If he's aiming for MiBR or NiP beating mouz is just EZ.
2019-09-21 06:37
GOAT
2019-09-18 15:13
#21
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Russia cuba_libre10 
"the goal is to beat the bad teams"
2019-09-18 15:13
thats pretty good goal. cant afford to drop games to mibr/nip
2019-09-18 15:27
#23
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Canada twistzzgod 
-gla1ve +HUNDEN EZ
2019-09-18 15:13
#54
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Russia sanyabondarev 
...top 23
2019-09-18 15:26
#98
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India T3rry_0 
In danish region
2019-09-18 15:56
#25
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Russia cuba_libre10 
HUNDEN lookin like a snack GuardiaN a la danish style
2019-09-18 15:14
LUUUUUUUL thicc boys
2019-09-18 15:17
why not mouz lmfao
2019-09-18 15:14
PIMP ROASTED LMAO
2019-09-18 15:14
#28
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Netherlands jonsve 
Lmao fuck pimp
2019-09-18 15:14
#30
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Brazil trevz 
good luck against kNg
2019-09-18 15:14
#32
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Denmark ghostan11 
Lmfao pimp rekt
2019-09-18 15:15
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:16
#34
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Europe loonek4 
Not a very difficult to achieve goal
2019-09-18 15:17
#47
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Brazil EG_Undefetead 
His goal is not to beat nip or mibr, it is TO TRY to beat nip or mibr kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-09-18 15:20
Yes ok
2019-09-23 08:27
#36
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Brazil Totss 
i dont know man, mibr looks very confident with kng now!! And nip have played blast very well, but good luck god hunden
2019-09-18 15:16
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-09-18 15:17
#41
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Europe Skraj 
Lmao what a shitty goal, can't believe some of these players
2019-09-18 15:18
GOD HUNDEN EZ
2019-09-18 15:18
HUNDEN ROSTED PIMP 🔥🔥🔥 CSGO ESPORT DRAMA 🔥🔥 😂😂😂
2019-09-18 15:19
Are u drunk ?! or dream !?
2019-09-18 15:20
PIMP REKT
2019-09-18 15:20
#48
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Canada Squidward2K 
Fuck pimp
2019-09-18 15:20
#50
k0mplex | 
Europe R4as0n 
Pimped
2019-09-18 15:23
#51
Denmark Pimp 
I love it, and I love Hunden!
2019-09-18 15:29
#96
 | 
Poland Ryunar 
Looool it's you men
2019-09-18 15:54
#116
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New Zealand Eauor 
I have one thing to say: Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?
2019-09-18 16:38
I have one thing to say: Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?
2019-09-18 17:03
Better beat this thing called 1.00 KDR
2019-09-18 15:25
#124
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Poland Ryunar 
XD
2019-09-18 17:22
"maybe he [Pimp] is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?" Finally that cunt Pimp is getting what he deserves
2019-09-18 15:25
#55
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
Lost all respect I already didn't had for Pimp, how the fuck can you disrespect God Hunden? He may not be the most skilled player, but it has done one of the finest jobs bringing up young players to the pro scene. Probably even the best, Sweden and Poland wouldn't be on their current status if they had a guy like him.
2019-09-18 15:26
#66
Denmark Pimp 
Which is exactly what I said, maybe even the best in the entire scene to do so. ;)
2019-09-18 15:30
#94
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
I guess me and Hunden should watch a clip of that then. But you could've been nicer tho, we already have Thorin to be a dickhead.
2019-09-18 15:53
HUNDENs teams are always solid it doesnt matter that he isnt the best player when he makes other players perform better. Watch borup turn into an average player on heroic.
2019-09-18 15:53
#56
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Greenland kinley377 
HUNDEN>Pimp
2019-09-18 15:27
#60
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Sweden D24_Tic 
nonoon
2019-09-18 15:28
#58
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Brazil Capi___ 
Get rekt pimp KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-09-18 15:28
we believe you
2019-09-18 15:28
Wasted VP and pimp like they were nothing lmao oh wait
2019-09-18 15:29
#63
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Why set low standards
2019-09-18 15:29
what a legend
2019-09-18 15:29
Easy task.
2019-09-18 15:31
#71
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Ukraine ksay 
godHunden why bully pimp? :'(
2019-09-18 15:33
#73
oBo | 
United States Plactus 
lol hunden beast
2019-09-18 15:36
hunden fucking savage
2019-09-18 15:36
#75
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Russia Svyatoy_Otec 
"The goal is to try" nice man 👨 Can I get 10k USD per month salary and same goals ? I will try every tournament
2019-09-18 15:36
#76
Netherlands HACI 
SAVAGE
2019-09-18 15:36
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:38
#78
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Sweden Akoulad 
PIMP SUCKS!
2019-09-18 15:39
God HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:39
#80
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Turkey tyrkjaranid 
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:40
#81
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Austria gex0r 
Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him xD true
2019-09-18 15:40
#83
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Brazil goatzera 
BOT
2019-09-18 15:44
LULW C R Y R Y
2019-09-22 21:40
who laughs last, laughs best, Hunden
2019-09-18 15:45
#88
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India Noobdian1 
This guy is straight up Savage also why not mouz? They are better than Nip and mibr
2019-09-18 15:48
#89
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United Kingdom KainZ 
DADDY HUNDEN
2019-09-18 15:48
#90
Jame | 
Russia Tank0v 
0.8 KD hahaha
2019-09-18 15:51
#91
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Poland kkkkkkkkkkkkk 
holy words about pimp from the god himself
2019-09-18 15:52
Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore.
2019-09-18 15:52
What a legend. Pimp goes to bed crying tonight. Lively scene we have today :D
2019-09-18 15:55
#99
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Reunion Merovech 
WTF why is Hunden going for low hanging fruit like MIBR and NiP? He should be going for Astralis in lieu of a team on his level.
2019-09-18 15:58
#102
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
#hundentoSTARS
2019-09-18 16:04
#103
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
THE GOAL IS TO TRY TO BEAT EITHER MIBR OR (most irrelevent team on the scene) NIP. Hunden u are aiming too low
2019-09-18 16:06
#104
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Ukraine Tw1RLY 
hfhf
2019-09-18 16:09
xaaaxaxax drunden
2019-09-18 16:09
#106
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Portugal meyernGOD 
Pimp is a nerd
2019-09-18 16:11
WE LOVE YOU HUNDEN <3
2019-09-18 16:17
#109
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Brazil jstrr 
omfg plz dont lose to hunden
2019-09-18 16:18
#111
chrisJ | 
France Escher 
I have one thing to say: Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?
2019-09-18 16:25
I have one thing to say: Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?
2019-09-18 16:32
god HUNDEN
2019-09-18 16:29
#115
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New Zealand Eauor 
I'm just going to bring up something Pimp said on the stream, where he called you a garbage individual player, do you have anything to say to that? I have one thing to say: Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them? get fucked pimp
2019-09-18 16:35
why not both ???
2019-09-18 16:53
#118
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Netherlands BigMarvin 
HUNDEN YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
2019-09-18 16:58
#120
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Norway k3ron 
I have one thing to say: Remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?
2019-09-18 17:05
#122
shox | 
India iejesus 
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 17:11
We all know that Pimp is still better than Hunden and he will always be. Hunden might be the worst player ever.
2019-09-18 17:36
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 17:42
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-18 17:59
HUGE RESPECT EARNED
2019-09-18 18:07
#131
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
The easiest goal i have ever seen axaxaxa
2019-09-18 18:54
Try to? They will rek both of them LUL TooEZforGODHUNDEN
2019-09-18 19:12
GOD HUNTER ETERNAL CHAMPION
2019-09-18 19:25
mentally challenged stop calling him GOD this guy rly needs some help
2019-09-18 19:39
#138
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Finland Kentab 
Jeff Ross level roast
2019-09-18 20:32
#139
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Albania Cresscent 
Pimp deleted
2019-09-18 20:33
#140
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
good luck versus NIP
2019-09-18 20:47
#143
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United States GiantDays 
HUNDEN they say dream big but you should dream bigger than beating 2 broken teams lmao
2019-09-18 21:37
And still failed to beat washed up mibr
2019-09-19 09:01
#151
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United States GiantDays 
holy fuck lmao
2019-09-19 09:03
#144
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Sweden shakti 
Legend. Put him in Faze and they would be #1 again.
2019-09-18 22:31
Last game everyone in his team was doing great and he gets the lowest score of both teams...Absolute noob player.
2019-09-18 23:38
They can't keep playing 4v5 all the time, but if GOD HUNDEN steps up his game It should be possible.
2019-09-19 09:10
#146
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Hungary raffai 
God Of Cs
2019-09-18 23:54
xaxaxa pimp rekted
2019-09-19 01:58
#148
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Sweden fxzo 
Get rekt pimp
2019-09-19 04:00
#149
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
lol its ez, even headless chickens can beat nip
2019-09-19 06:40
#153
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Denmark Menterx 
GOD HUNDEN
2019-09-19 09:11
0 frags and still wins God strats, God HUNDEN Kreygasm
2019-09-19 09:15
always remember how HUNDEN rekt Pimp :D
2019-09-19 09:18
#156
HUNDEN | 
Korea hk2548 
HUNDEN GOD beat everyone
2019-09-19 10:43
#157
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
god hunden destroyed noob pimp
2019-09-19 15:26
#158
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
god hunden raped garbage pimp lull
2019-09-20 06:18
#159
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Europe Nomarosa 
Budget guardian
2019-09-20 18:15
PogSliders OMEGALULZERS
2019-09-22 17:24
LOL Madman actually did it
2019-09-22 17:26
#164
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Pabuna 
Ez 4 HUNDEN
2019-09-22 17:31
ez
2019-09-22 18:27
Challenge accepted and accomplished🔥🔥👌
2019-09-22 19:54
"He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them?" Hahaha pimp destroyed by god Hunden
2019-09-22 22:50
Easy
2019-09-22 23:53
I have one thing to say: remember when Pimp came home from Liquid, he asked North, he asked OpTic, he asked Heroic, all of them said no to him, so maybe he is the garbage one and he's not that good anymore. He's just an analyst and who the f*ck cares about them? ~Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen
2019-09-23 08:29
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