Movistar Riders sign steel; loWel returns

Movistar Riders have announced the return of Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran as well as the signing of Lucas "steel" Lopes to fill in the spots in the roster left open by Aitor "SOKER" Fernández and Raúl "DeathZz" Jordán Nieto.

loWel makes his return to Movistar Riders, the team he controversially left in March after HellRaisers disbanded and decided to go with a CIS team instead of keeping their European roster. Joining him is a veteran of international CS, but a newcomer in Europe, steel.

steel will start a new chapter of his career in Spain

The two new signings will be taking over for SOKER and DeathZz, whose benching was announced yesterday, while the in-game leadership will be transferred from the team’s longtime leader to the incoming Brazilian player, who has had experience leading teams like Luminosity and Immortals.

loWel and steel join Movistar Riders at a time in which the Spanish team has been struggling to find their identity following the departures of loWel and Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas earlier this year. They will now hope that with two more experienced players and the in-game leadership being given to the Brazilian, they will be able to return to previous form and once again fight at the top of the ESEA MDL league as well as become a contender in online qualifiers.

“This is a new challenge that will take me out of my comfort zone but I can’t wait to start working with European players, learn their CS:GO culture, and leave our mark on the international scene,” said steel in declarations to Movistar Riders, to which loWel added that he’s “very excited to play with old and new teammates,” as well as thanking all of the people that will support the team since “they are the engine that keeps this project running.”

Movistar Riders' first match with the new roster is slated for Tuesday, October 22, at 19:00, when they will face off against Illuminar in ESEA MDL.

WIth the changes, Movistar Riders are now:

Spain Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet
Spain Alejandro "mopoz" Fernández-Quejo Cano
Spain Rajohn "EasTor" Linato
Spain Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes

Spain Galder "bladE" Barcena (coach)

Spain Aitor "SOKER" Fernández (benched)
Spain Raúl "DeathZz" Jordán Nieto (benched)

Spain Raúl 'DeathZz' Jordán Nieto
Raúl 'DeathZz' Jordán Nieto
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
494
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Spain Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Spain Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Spain Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
222
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.09
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Spain Aitor 'SOKER' Fernández
Aitor 'SOKER' Fernández
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
577
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
wait what
2019-10-19 11:01
Random asf
2019-10-19 11:02
RITE?
2019-10-19 11:04
#51
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Sweden Unluko 
Wtf
2019-10-19 11:12
wait what
2019-10-19 11:25
GOD STEEL
2019-10-19 11:41
lol totally unexpected, but gl
2019-10-19 12:16
+1
2019-10-19 13:45
#234
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Germany AdiZen 
nice lineup
2019-10-19 14:23
Unexpected tbh
2019-10-19 15:36
#291
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Germany MackyGee 
true
2019-10-19 15:39
rly unexpected
2019-10-19 18:36
#251
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Brazil kaiteN 
steel multilingual. if this doesnt work he could try an asian team as well
2019-10-19 14:38
lmao
2019-10-19 14:49
#285
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Brazil deKiCTL 
maybe even a german team
2019-10-19 15:21
brazilian HS
2019-10-19 16:50
Good move though
2019-10-19 14:39
#347
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Europe chespiZ 
Very Nice team better than faze
2019-10-19 18:24
#10
zonic | 
Denmark Hulvin 
Wtf
2019-10-19 11:02
#12
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France iNolake 
lmao
2019-10-19 11:03
#18
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
Are they trying to go international?
2019-10-19 11:03
....International.............
2019-10-19 11:36
they can easily communicate, they re all latinos after all
2019-10-19 11:37
K
2019-10-19 16:30
latin. not latinos
2019-10-20 21:59
Portuguese and spanish are pretty similar. We play cs with our Boludos everyday. Argentinians, perugians, Paraguaians, basically all south america plays on BR servers.
2019-10-19 11:47
just asking, are brazilians do have spanish as second tongue language or english, or even both? and does argentinian, mexican, peruvian, paraguaian etc have that as well? (having portuguese as second language)
2019-10-19 12:57
#271
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Brazil mstrYODA1337 
no,but the language is pretty similar
2019-10-19 14:56
No. In general latin Americans have english as their second language (at least in schools). In BR it may be possible that lazy people prefer to learn spanish but thats not the rule. On the other hand, I believe in other latin american countries nobody learns portuguese. Brazil is almost an island (culturally speaking)
2019-10-19 14:57
No, and the funny thing is, If you're going to play in BR with 4 people who speak Spanish and the last guy is Brazilian, for some reason, we need to communicate in Portuguese instead Spanish
2019-10-19 15:12
That's true lol
2019-10-19 15:21
#298
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Europe ROMAG 
Hhahahhhahhaha
2019-10-19 15:53
#309
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Brazil arturfelipe 
This happens only to you, whenever I play with 4 Argentines I communicate in Spanish.
2019-10-19 16:20
#331
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World MACS. 
hahaha true, good one
2019-10-19 17:29
#367
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Brazil WarkoreL 
+1, sad but true.
2019-10-19 20:50
english is 90% of the time the second language of every latino. although i learnt portuguese by playing cs lol
2019-10-19 17:30
And spain also or what want you to tell us
2019-10-19 13:23
That the other SA countrys speak Spanish..
2019-10-19 13:35
#211
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Portugal ImSad 
spanish play with portuguese people everyday to, brazilian and portuguese aint that much diffrent
2019-10-19 13:46
#222
Zero | 
Czech Republic Ewtio 
German education pls
2019-10-19 13:59
Do you speak Austrian?
2019-10-19 14:45
BR ?
2019-10-19 12:53
GOD STEEL, BEST PLAYER OF KEYD STARS, IMT AND LUMINOSITY
2019-10-19 13:12
Disband in 1 day
2019-10-19 15:25
#2
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Germany IIGNITE 
nice
2019-10-19 11:01
LOL fucking disband rn
2019-10-19 11:31
#3
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
Wtf?
2019-10-19 11:01
#4
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Spain hopolapa 
WTF
2019-10-19 11:01
wut
2019-10-19 11:01
#6
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Portugal Agricultor 
Nice competition for giants
2019-10-19 11:02
for heretics* fixed for you thank me later
2019-10-19 11:03
#36
fox | 
Portugal MS_ 
Did you like Riders on Blast? Ohh wait, nevermind
2019-10-19 11:08
Im not even fan of riders xD I prefer giants tbh, riders feels apathetic for me
2019-10-19 11:08
Yeah but the point is what you said is true, sad for tugas but Riders keep one step ahead
2019-10-19 11:11
tbh from what ive seen giants is way better than movistar atm... and idgaf about both
2019-10-19 14:56
#53
fox | 
Portugal MS_ 
Sorry, my bad, majority of spanish people talk trash about giants and this is the auto response for a Giant's fan My bad, but yha top 3 Iberian teams are Heretics (french team but spanish org-open for discussion), Giants and maybe Offset (riders without mixell have been underperfoming- he was their hard carrier)
2019-10-19 11:13
I'm an x6tence fan so i would put them in top 3 but a bit biased :P
2019-10-19 11:14
#56
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Switzerland x676 
you are totally WRONG, you couldn't be more wrong, majority of spanish ( and vast majority riders ) fans support the whole pt scene, including giants ofc, in fact riders fans really like giants and support them, you have a totally biased ( and wrong ) view for some reason
2019-10-19 11:15
#62
fox | 
Portugal MS_ 
So am I only metting the cunts? Swear that I never seen a spanish supporting giants (not saying they dont exist- good to see the expression "nuestros ermanos" being used)
2019-10-19 11:18
#70
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Switzerland x676 
yeah, you are only meeting the cunts, the same cunts that trashtalk spanish teams :) we have a very toxic cunts in spain, but I guarantee you 1000% that 95-98% of spanish fans support PT scene, and specially we all have something with giants that we like of them
2019-10-19 11:20
#76
fox | 
Portugal MS_ 
Good to know, and I just "hate" spanish when playing VS PT teams (but that's the norm xD) or my favorite teams
2019-10-19 11:23
#99
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Spain Kyuuta 
fox top 1 caralho
2019-10-19 11:35
we re both the same shit with a different smell hermano
2019-10-19 11:38
#114
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Spain Kyuuta 
yyyy
2019-10-19 11:43
#119
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
You`re 100% right, both Portugal and Spain`s CSGO scene is just shit XD
2019-10-19 11:49
At least both of our brotherly countries host their own leagues. Not everyone has their own leagues. Gz to us bros.
2019-10-19 11:50
#133
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Portugal JoseBambora 
you are talking something new for me since when i am watching some Portuguese team vs spanish team, the most of chat are spanish/portuguese cancers, but the stupid thing that one time i put something on chat talking shit for spanish to defend the "portuguese side" and it was on stream spanhish, lvp cs, and I got banned from the chat. I just notice that i got ban a few months later and was "ok np." and sometimes i want to talk in chat and can´t do that and i saw a lot of spanish cancers talking shit for portuguese and the lvp cs did nothing.
2019-10-19 11:57
#137
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Switzerland x676 
just check on hltv matches pages or in spanish forums... these cancer cunts you see on twitch chat trashtalk anything liveable starting with spanish teams, and are always the same guys. The only thing thay may trigger a regular fan is when pts say 'mother fuckers' or something like that ever other sentence when pt teams score, which is a much more serious offense in spanish than in pt, so the same way spanish don't understand that filho de puta is not a serious insult in pt, pts should understand why spanish get mad when you guys spam that non stop... but we all respect a lot pt scene and giants specially
2019-10-19 12:02
#57
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Netherlands jonsve 
G2 is also a Spanish org I believe
2019-10-19 11:16
#84
 | 
Spain BlaNcoW 
Yes, but its based in Germany
2019-10-19 11:28
#85
fox | 
Portugal MS_ 
Spanish org, based on Berlim liquipedia.net/counterstrike/G2_Esports
2019-10-19 11:29
owner is spanish, Ocelot.
2019-10-19 11:50
#197
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Spain loviac 
It used to, but they moved to Germany mainly due to the LEC.
2019-10-19 13:26
Offset LOL
2019-10-19 11:51
#128
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Poland misterr_ 
Lul so Virtus pro is cis team? Just because organisation is from specific country, it doesn't mean the team is counted to that. Idk how can u count heretics as Iberian team
2019-10-19 11:52
because the organisation is spanish they are eligible to play on the iberian leagues
2019-10-19 14:07
#230
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Poland misterr_ 
lol thats strange for me
2019-10-19 14:17
#238
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Portugal Digassmen 
For example sharks is a portuguese org and they could compete on our leagues if they wanted to, but as majority of sharks are brazilian they play on the south america tournaments
2019-10-19 14:29
#189
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Other MrMerly 
Those who talk shit are always more visible tbh. As a spaniard I want riders to win when they play against giants, but I love Giants’ team and PT as a country. Youre actually the cool neighbour, and then there’s France...
2019-10-19 13:09
#239
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Portugal Digassmen 
Ahahahah, and then there is France, loved that xD
2019-10-19 14:30
#218
steel | 
Spain Zhalos 
I love Giants and I think that the haters is just a very loud minority. Most people I know also support the PT scene, not only the ESP one. Let's go Iberia :D
2019-10-19 13:51
#256
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Other MrMerly 
+1
2019-10-19 14:39
#324
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Spain alk1z 
If u see spanish league matches u will know pt people are the one trashtalking spanish people on chat. Not otherwise. So please stop taking the victim role, your country is known to be at the russians toxic level, and there is areason for that
2019-10-19 17:01
#45
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Portugal Agricultor 
So many good teams on la liga...
2019-10-19 11:11
#63
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Portugal Agricultor 
I hope that some spanish org picks up zelin
2019-10-19 11:18
#8
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Myanmar xdcc 
tier1000 with br
2019-10-19 11:02
#9
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Movistar full brazillian rster in 4 months, calling it
2019-10-19 11:02
LoweL lmao
2019-10-19 11:02
#13
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
WTF why?
2019-10-19 11:03
#58
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Switzerland x676 
coz steel will IGL
2019-10-19 11:16
No, Alex will IGL for sure
2019-10-19 15:08
#402
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Argentina MrRioKai 
No, steel will igl
2019-10-20 17:54
the only one speaking a different language IGL...I don't think. Alex has been IGLing for 1,5 years in this team with most of these teamates. I love Steel and i think he would be more usefull as mid round caller and as a help for Alex (Steel has so much more experience in big qualifiers and tournaments)
2019-10-20 23:23
wtf Must be because he has an almost spanish name
2019-10-19 11:05
EZ 4 MAN
2019-10-19 11:03
Lol i thought ibp steel for a sec
2019-10-19 11:03
Does steel speak Spanish???
2019-10-19 11:03
He speak brazilian
2019-10-19 11:04
ok sry i’m stupid
2019-10-19 11:05
it's 50% similar
2019-10-19 15:42
#300
woxic | 
Brazil Skilo 
Actually he is trolling u. Br speak portuguese, but it's quite similar to spanish.
2019-10-19 15:59
#44
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Brazil KampBR 
Brazilian, fock, this really exits???
2019-10-19 11:10
do you mean portuguese?
2019-10-19 11:29
No
2019-10-19 11:30
#334
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China Rynaki 
Stop baiting >:(
2019-10-19 17:33
#317
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Brazil goatzera 
Spanish = Portuguese
2019-10-19 16:34
*almost the same
2019-10-19 22:50
#388
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Brazil goatzera 
Yes, but what I want to say is that you can perfectly understand Argentina and Paraguay here even if you don't study Spanish, I don't know how is it with Portugal and Spain but I think it's the same
2019-10-19 23:10
Yes its the same we can understand each other with perfection with no need for spanish classes
2019-10-20 13:24
you're wrong. portuguese can understand spanish better than spanish can understand portuguese. portuguese as a language is actually a bit more complex than spanish, with more sound variations.
2019-10-20 22:08
#21
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Switzerland x676 
now +mixwell -eastor and instant top10 <---------------- ----------------> now +mixwell -eastor and instant top10 now +mixwell -eastor and instant top10 <---------------- ----------------> now +mixwell -eastor and instant top10 now +mixwell -eastor and instant top10 <---------------- ----------------> now +mixwell -eastor and instant top10
2019-10-19 11:07
Actually true mate
2019-10-19 11:17
#152
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Andorra Kersau 
Mix doesnt wants to play with Lowel anymore, he said it when Christian left Riders for first time
2019-10-19 12:18
#299
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Switzerland x676 
he said: "for now"
2019-10-19 15:56
Wtf
2019-10-19 11:04
Gl bro
2019-10-19 11:04
yeaaaaaaaaaaah boiiii
2019-10-19 11:04
#27
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Spain Crusher_ 
Now -Eastor +Mixwell -Blade +Any competent coach and were gucci
2019-10-19 11:04
#28
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Sweden Trkmag 
Nice, now take back mixwell and it might be decent
2019-10-19 11:05
#30
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
GL Steelega <3
2019-10-19 11:05
#31
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United Kingdom h4m 
Finally they want to start going international, such a rich org had to do something more than believe in these Spanish trash players
2019-10-19 11:05
SOKER were actually decent and he always got the most sacrified role in the team, but DeathZz... He's just benched xd...
2019-10-19 11:18
#113
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United Kingdom h4m 
i know but i think this is a start to them sorting themselves out. Kick these shit dogs and start an international team with the cash u got
2019-10-19 11:43
#156
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Russia GramDEL 
Lmao, they're not going international, they are going to continue speaking Spanish
2019-10-19 12:25
Unexpected
2019-10-19 11:05
Steel woooooot
2019-10-19 11:06
#35
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Hong Kong TROIIDA 
+musamban1 +flipin imo
2019-10-19 11:07
#89
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Spain BlaNcoW 
They are retired
2019-10-19 11:30
#357
 | 
Hong Kong TROIIDA 
sadly
2019-10-19 19:19
#204
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Hungary StraYzie 
Musamban1, FlipiN, meisoN, Kairi and loWel ez
2019-10-19 13:39
#354
 | 
Hong Kong TROIIDA 
+1
2019-10-19 19:07
#37
f0rest | 
Spain fu0cco 
WTF
2019-10-19 11:07
this is really good for spanish CS, what steel can bring thats awesome. So sad mixwell isnt here now.
2019-10-19 11:08
+1 if Mixwell still were on this roster, it would be Hella good
2019-10-19 11:11
#60
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Switzerland x676 
he will be back soon, I guarantee you 1000%
2019-10-19 11:17
Yo this new movistar roster actually has potential
2019-10-19 11:08
Finally good roster Gl bois
2019-10-19 11:09
#42
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
wtf xd
2019-10-19 11:09
haHAA
2019-10-19 11:10
wtf????????????
2019-10-19 11:11
#48
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France FrighTyyy 
Nice! Good luck steel!
2019-10-19 11:11
-Eastor +Mixwell -Mopoz +boltz
2019-10-19 11:11
#163
ALEX | 
Spain Vorja83 
pls, anyone but boltz
2019-10-19 12:30
Boltz is good man wtf
2019-10-19 17:04
felps ?
2019-10-19 17:27
Ok this would probably be even better
2019-10-19 18:54
#380
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Brazil Projectrv 
and so + felps + nekiz + skullz
2019-10-19 21:55
#52
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Brazil fuNNa 
eT steel
2019-10-19 11:12
#54
nexa | 
CIS Mikestuff 
How they are going to communicate??
2019-10-19 11:13
#65
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Switzerland x676 
in spanish, spanish is really easy to understand and really fast to learn for pt/br
2019-10-19 11:19
#159
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Russia GramDEL 
They don't have tp learn anything man, they can speak it. Spanish dudes say Portuguese is like drunk Spanish, but you can understand everything
2019-10-19 12:26
#193
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Switzerland x676 
sure, I just was pointing in regards of learning a perfect spanish a mid term scenario
2019-10-19 13:18
Lol Spanish is Portuguese when you have something in your mouth
2019-10-19 17:05
#329
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Russia GramDEL 
Well, haven't heard that version. Guess you're right
2019-10-19 17:17
#276
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Spain Adruvi 
All the brazilians can speak so good the spanish language
2019-10-19 15:05
If you don't speak too fast a Brazilian can understand Spanish, but it would take some time to Steel communicate well in game, but easier than in another foreign language
2019-10-19 19:21
#61
Frankie | 
Finland jUPPE! 
Are they going to speak english?
2019-10-19 11:18
#67
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Sweden meistr0 
Spanish
2019-10-19 11:20
Is Spanish in any way similar to Portuguese?
2019-10-19 11:20
#69
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Portugal NACKZ 
Yes
2019-10-19 11:20
#73
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Switzerland x676 
and much easier to understand and learn for pt/br than understanding portuguese for spanish
2019-10-19 11:21
Even for me, Spanish is really easy to understand
2019-10-19 11:52
well, it's really different from a part of Spain to another; Andalusians can be hard to understand
2019-10-19 18:12
Same counts for italian. If you go to south like Naples or Sicily you would barely understand them. I know what you mean though
2019-10-19 20:25
yeah, it's probably like that in most countries
2019-10-20 00:29
nice addition with steel. How close is portuguese/spanish language? I assume most brazilians dont speak spanish? Can they understand each other (like scandinavian languages)
2019-10-19 11:20
#75
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Switzerland x676 
steel will have no problems at all to understand and learn it really quick, both are really similar but portuguese is way much complex and difficult, spanish is really simplified for them
2019-10-19 11:22
#72
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Luxembourg fowkingell 
Unless steel speaks Spanish this is a terrible signing
2019-10-19 11:20
#139
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Spain GamerGuillem 
steel is learning spanish rigth now. for pt/br it's super easy to learn spanish.
2019-10-19 12:02
other den comms this team is not that bad tbh
2019-10-19 11:21
#77
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
Does he speak Spanish tho?
2019-10-19 11:25
I mean isn't spanish and portuguese mad similar?
2019-10-19 11:28
#111
 | 
Switzerland x676 
yes
2019-10-19 11:42
#199
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Spain G3CK0 
+brazil is a country surrounded by Spanish speaking countries so he can probably speak it (similar to sharks team)
2019-10-19 13:31
wtf¿¿???
2019-10-19 11:25
#80
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Russia illuminosity 
unexpected
2019-10-19 11:27
Lmao, with felps and boltz aviable, my spanish friends, you guys are hopeless
2019-10-19 11:28
#124
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
dude steel is better than them in many aspects outside the game he is more sociable making the communication process a lot easier
2019-10-19 11:50
#138
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Indonesia segopecel 
maybe they choose the more stable(albeit lower) in term of skill and professional one
2019-10-19 12:02
who knows maybe they will sign one of them in the future and iam pretty sure that mixwell will retun aswell
2019-10-19 12:25
#160
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Russia GramDEL 
Boltz? 0/8
2019-10-19 12:27
MR needed an IGL with international experience to stop being Chokestars
2019-10-19 14:34
Wow. That seems to be a good move.
2019-10-19 11:28
#87
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Spain Holiwis 
oh shit it was true
2019-10-19 11:29
WHAT LANGUAG SPEAK
2019-10-19 11:32
#112
 | 
Switzerland x676 
spanish obviously
2019-10-19 11:43
#315
 | 
Brazil kitten[!] 
they're gonna speak arab
2019-10-19 16:32
shut up arab
2019-10-19 16:37
#397
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Norway SlimeThug 
no u shut up arab
2019-10-20 04:13
lol what
2019-10-19 11:32
#94
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
WTF
2019-10-19 11:33
ah wtf
2019-10-19 11:33
I feel finally top 25 or top 75
2019-10-19 11:34
wtf
2019-10-19 11:34
#102
imoRR | 
Turkey recoTa 
SORRY WTF?
2019-10-19 11:36
WHAT??????
2019-10-19 11:38
#106
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Palestine Xpicyy 
They should go full BR
2019-10-19 11:39
#404
 | 
Portugal EddyParera 
A spanish going full BR? LUL
2019-10-20 21:10
♥️ lowel
2019-10-19 11:39
#145
 | 
Spain GamerGuillem 
♥️ love
2019-10-19 12:05
#108
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
gl josh nisdan
2019-10-19 11:40
#109
 | 
Germany oloP 
add m1xwell when he gets kicked from C9 and theyre good
2019-10-19 11:41
#141
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Switzerland x676 
he will leave by himself, it would be insulting to miss this opportunity to play in a major with a national team, mark my words
2019-10-19 12:04
#278
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
C9 cant kick his best player with auti... if mixwell go back to spain will be because he wants. Mixwell have to go out of c9 to a better team or return to spain.
2019-10-19 15:09
the best spain has to offer. alex soker eastor what a joke, i cant believe that beside mixwell/arguably lowel they got 0 decent players.
2019-10-19 11:45
#132
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Switzerland x676 
deathZz is actually better than lowel although he has less experience internationally, the only reason they benched him instead of mopoz is because of conflict with roles skillwise speaking there are many skilled players in Spain but the problem is the lack of experience playing on higher tiers, thats why they are bringing steel in order to have an experienced igl
2019-10-19 11:56
#144
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Spain GamerGuillem 
+1
2019-10-19 12:05
#165
ALEX | 
Spain Vorja83 
+1
2019-10-19 12:32
#175
 | 
Spain Jbc12301 
Soker and death>>>eastor
2019-10-19 12:51
#209
 | 
Other NDRnews 
+1
2019-10-19 13:45
#116
 | 
Brazil Collee 
gl maaan
2019-10-19 11:46
#118
dupreeh | 
Indonesia Ugha 
This is actually looking great ngl -mopoz and they atleast top 20
2019-10-19 11:48
#122
dupreeh | 
Indonesia Ugha 
Also its pretty funny many people around here not knowing spanish and portuguese are quite similar
2019-10-19 11:50
I've been gaslit all of my life that portuguese and spanish are not similar by Brazilians
2019-10-19 13:17
They are very similar but far from being the same language. There are some studies showing that, for a pt speaker, it takes around 2 to 3 weeks living in Spanish talking country to be able to understand 100% of what is being said, and around one month to be able to hold a proper conversation in spanish (rather than mixing it with pt words/sentences). Grammatically speaking both languages are very similar, and they share almost 90% of the same vocabulary, you do not even need to take classes when fully immersed, it is all about learning slang and those 10%.
2019-10-19 14:46
thank you
2019-10-19 21:26
They are very similar but far from being the same language. There are some studies showing that, for a pt speaker, it takes around 2 to 3 weeks living in a Spanish talking country to be able to understand 100% of what is being said, and around one month to be able to hold a proper conversation in spanish (rather than mixing it with pt words/sentences). Grammatically speaking both languages are very similar, and they share almost 90% of the same vocabulary, you do not even need to take classes when fully immersed, it is all about learning slang and those 10%.
2019-10-19 14:47
#143
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Spain GamerGuillem 
mopoz is a very good player it's the abse of this team
2019-10-19 12:04
#178
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Spain akproxx 
Mopoz sucks so bad
2019-10-19 12:52
#248
 | 
Spain GamerGuillem 
mopoz is one of the most smart players from spain it's a very rare player to find and he's role as playmaker is perfect for the team.
2019-10-19 14:35
#268
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Spain akproxx 
wat i didnt watch raiders since mixwell left but before mopoz was one of the most brandead players i ever see in a pro team
2019-10-19 14:49
#270
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Spain GamerGuillem 
all the rounds in riders past before mopoz do something
2019-10-19 14:55
Steel is a biggest Brazilian bot lol.
2019-10-19 11:49
#121
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
No mixwell no fun
2019-10-19 11:49
#130
 | 
Switzerland x676 
he will be back soooooonnnnnnnn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
2019-10-19 11:53
#127
masq | 
Czech Republic Puget1 
xD
2019-10-19 11:51
#131
 | 
Finland OttoRocks 
Steel has some sort of ban?
2019-10-19 11:56
who is banned is the Murica steel, not the Brazilian
2019-10-19 12:00
#140
 | 
Indonesia segopecel 
canadian
2019-10-19 12:03
#142
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Mongolia Sythapilla 
Murica whaahaahahhaahahaha
2019-10-19 12:04
who?
2019-10-19 11:57
steel OMEGALUL
2019-10-19 11:59
gl steel
2019-10-19 12:08
#147
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
why spanish team? i think portuguese is better lmao
2019-10-19 12:09
#150
 | 
Spain GamerGuillem 
portugal got RMN ;)
2019-10-19 12:13
#148
steel | 
Brazil 1930 
Steel is a very humble, respectful and kind person. Also he did great in the past, wish him success. I'm not a Spain fan myself and will be nice to have an opportunity to start liking them again as steel's fan.
2019-10-19 12:10
+1 he's very good person
2019-10-19 12:25
#149
 | 
Other Phinks 
Seriously? Do they think this will actually make a significant difference?
2019-10-19 12:11
- eastor + mixwell and will be TOP nad -mopoz + naOw if they don't Fix
2019-10-19 12:19
+1 naow would be huge
2019-10-19 12:28
#154
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Poland Julka 
Wtfff
2019-10-19 12:20
#155
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Canada YankeeM 
Why would you sign a guy who can't play in a major
2019-10-19 12:23
2/8
2019-10-19 12:28
#166
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Spain Adruvi 
What?
2019-10-19 12:35
#167
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Canada YankeeM 
steel is banned for throwing
2019-10-19 12:35
#169
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Spain GamerGuillem 
canadian steel brother xD
2019-10-19 12:38
#171
 | 
Canada YankeeM 
oh really???? Xddddd 😂😂😂😂😂
2019-10-19 12:42
#280
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Spain Adruvi 
Canadian steel is from your country and you dont know if the banned player is the canadian...so bad my partner
2019-10-19 15:12
#356
 | 
Canada YankeeM 
and you are probably like 13 years old nerd who gets baited all the time
2019-10-19 19:14
#370
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
Ok
2019-10-19 21:23
Imagine benching your best player LMAO
2019-10-19 12:35
#170
 | 
Germany PeKay 
Lol
2019-10-19 12:40
ahahahhaha
2019-10-19 12:47
#173
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Spain akproxx 
Nice one lowel leave the team and back to a worse roster
2019-10-19 12:51
#174
walle | 
World zhandri 
unexpected
2019-10-19 12:51
NA igl in a spanish team, thats nice, lets see what canadian can do in spain gl
2019-10-19 12:52
This is brazilian steelega xD
2019-10-19 12:53
I know but i want the brazillian steel to be upset when he reads this and notices that he was called a canadian steel, gotta get some salt goin here for trolling purposes...... lel
2019-10-19 12:56
XD
2019-10-19 13:49
#177
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
Soker-mopoz
2019-10-19 12:52
steel lol Nissan
2019-10-19 12:59
Steel is a great signing. Plus with lowel coming back, they could definitely make some minor tournaments. I fully believe mixwell was the problem for this roster, he never fit like he did with Optic.
2019-10-19 13:01
Problem is EU is so competitive that is so hard to get to the top from the bottom. So many teams and too little spots for tournaments.
2019-10-19 14:38
SmithZz
2019-10-19 13:01
Upgrade
2019-10-19 13:03
#187
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
W8, doesnt brazilian speak portuguese, not spanish?
2019-10-19 13:06
#195
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Switzerland x676 
portuguese and spanish are almost the same, also spanish is really easy to master for pt/br
2019-10-19 13:19
#219
 | 
Brazil Nickzim 
Almost the same? Wtf An average brazilian can't have a proper conversation with a spanish speaker. Portuguese and Spanish are a lot different.
2019-10-19 13:52
#221
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Switzerland x676 
but its easy for pt to understand spanish, not as easier the other way around
2019-10-19 13:58
#227
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Brazil Nickzim 
It's easier than english, that's for sure. But for a someone who needs to speak fast in tough situations this move is weird af.
2019-10-19 14:12
#229
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Switzerland x676 
thing is both share same structure so if you don't remember a word just say it in portuguese, spanish will understand anyways since words are called very similar anyway... and its even easier the other way around as I said
2019-10-19 14:14
#240
 | 
Brazil Nickzim 
Dude, south america just have one server in mm, portuguese speakers and spanish speakers play together here. We don't understand each other when we are calling normally in our language.
2019-10-19 14:31
#247
 | 
Switzerland x676 
got you but south americans speak like pure shit most of them, except very few ones like colombians for instance. In order to have an idea: compare english from india or scotland vs english from US. Its the same thing with spanish.
2019-10-19 14:35
I think all 4 spanish players have played with PT players in the past. ALEX even was the IGL in a team with 3 PT. So it will probably be easier for them. Althought I thnk br accent can be a bit tricky.
2019-10-19 14:41
Br accent is way easier to understand (for a Spanish speaker)
2019-10-19 14:49
Steel my boy from Canada congrads
2019-10-19 13:06
spanish cs still not signing my boy tense1983... what is your problem mens
2019-10-19 13:14
+1
2019-10-19 13:32
Hes alone ramp
2019-10-19 15:19
STEEL HAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-10-19 13:19
Nice but can he even understand Spanish at a good level?
2019-10-19 13:26
#202
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France Uexo 
unexpected af but maybe he speaks spanish
2019-10-19 13:38
Don’t understand all the hate steel (such a happy dude lol) gets, let alone if he is going to be in-game leading. I mean come on, were there other available options for Riders? I wish him glhf and appriciate the courage to move over the pond to try his luck. Ya maaaan!
2019-10-19 13:38
#208
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Switzerland x676 
+1 best possible igl for Riders by far and awesome dude
2019-10-19 13:43
#216
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Brazil Nickzim 
Unlike what you dumb gringos think brazilians don't speak spanish.
2019-10-19 13:49
I would assume brazilians could talk english. Wrong by me, sorry.
2019-10-19 14:22
steel is awesome, good player and good person dunno
2019-10-19 14:41
#205
mixwell | 
Spain pasCu 
Wtf
2019-10-19 13:39
#206
 | 
Brazil Romarioek 
For this I did not expect
2019-10-19 13:40
#207
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
top 10 anime twists
2019-10-19 13:42
I thought its nissan until I entered this page..
2019-10-19 13:47
#213
 | 
Brazil Nickzim 
wtf steel
2019-10-19 13:47
Where is Musamban1??
2019-10-19 13:48
retired drinking mojitos
2019-10-19 14:42
Fuck, the best spanish player
2019-10-19 19:11
#215
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Portugal ImSad 
this will be interesting! to be honest they are powerfull now
2019-10-19 13:49
#220
 | 
Other NDRnews 
i think they dont need another IGL Alex was doing pretty well, they need 1 star player atleast no one pass 1.04 rating and this is so bad for a team their awp is their worse player btw
2019-10-19 13:54
#228
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Switzerland x676 
Alex and lowel were consistent between 1,11 and 1,18 and Alex was igl at that time, even mopoz peaked 1,17 at one point and mixwell was consistent between 1,22-1,25 so its just about mixwell comming back and they will boost stats quickly
2019-10-19 14:12
#223
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Brazil g4laxI 
Very nice ! Now I'm going to start following this team.
2019-10-19 14:06
Woow this could really be great if it works out, GL steelega
2019-10-19 14:07
#226
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
not bad,it can actually work out
2019-10-19 14:09
#231
 | 
Spain akproxx 
how can they stay with mopoz and kick soker and deathzzzzz loooooooooool
2019-10-19 14:18
#232
 | 
Spain elskio 
Out in out in out in repeat
2019-10-19 14:19
#241
 | 
Spain elskio 
Also steel from Liquid to this axaxaxa
2019-10-19 14:32
Washed up tier 4 team
2019-10-19 14:26
#236
 | 
Switzerland x676 
ENCE never won Riders
2019-10-19 14:27
#255
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Spain GamerGuillem 
+1 ez
2019-10-19 14:39
#237
rmn | 
Portugal invict0 
Finally lowel comeback, with mixwel they could easily play a major. Good luck for Movistars, will be good for Giants the competition. Good luck for Steel, very nice player
2019-10-19 14:35
kick mopoz please hes so fucking horrendous
2019-10-19 14:33
#243
 | 
Spain HolaBuenas 
Excuse me que cojones?
2019-10-19 14:33
#254
 | 
Spain GamerGuillem 
excuse me EQUIPAZO
2019-10-19 14:38
#245
 | 
Colombia AlejoBuh 
steel lul
2019-10-19 14:34
-mopoz +mixwell anyway gl to good boy steel
2019-10-19 14:35
#249
 | 
Switzerland x676 
it will be -eastor +mixwell
2019-10-19 14:36
will see
2019-10-19 14:38
#250
 | 
Spain mokerz 
steel loves spanish girls
2019-10-19 14:37
#282
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
Better the brazilian girls i think...
2019-10-19 15:16
#258
Twistzz | 
Greece 1926 
canadian steel > brazilian steel
2019-10-19 14:40
canadian steel->matchfixing brazilian steel-> major final
2019-10-19 16:04
#308
Twistzz | 
Greece 1926 
conclusion,both have 0 majors. LUL
2019-10-19 16:19
#262
 | 
Spain Rosero 
Deseando verlos jugar :3
2019-10-19 14:42
#266
 | 
Poland ramones1 
wow nice move
2019-10-19 14:48
#274
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Very nice! These two will surely takes the team to another level.
2019-10-19 14:58
#275
steel | 
Brazil BrunoSW 
O steel precisa de algo melhor
2019-10-19 15:00
i like these spanish/portuguese/brazilian mixture teams, kinda weird there havent been that many in the past
2019-10-19 15:13
WHAAAAAT?
2019-10-19 15:26
From tier3 to tier3 luL
2019-10-19 15:32
#290
shox | 
India iejesus 
Not gonna work
2019-10-19 15:39
GL Steelegend
2019-10-19 15:40
ok, wait what?
2019-10-19 15:40
#295
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United States highlandyirr 
wat
2019-10-19 15:43
next month they are trading with giants, arki for steel. and like that, a full portuguese speaking and full spanish team speaking. ez for both. top 1 top2 in the world
2019-10-19 15:50
0/8
2019-10-19 16:26
that would be an awful trade
2019-10-19 16:32
cya in 1 month. bookmark it
2019-10-19 17:05
maybe, but arki is worse than steel for sure
2019-10-19 18:02
good move for MR
2019-10-19 15:51
#301
 | 
Spain nabyou97 
holy shit
2019-10-19 16:01
#302
 | 
United States @FyreCS 
Get rid of Mopoz now
2019-10-19 16:02
But steel speaks”kkkkkk” and movistar speak “jajajaja” wtf? :/
2019-10-19 16:02
haven't watched riders since mix left, but as i remember soker was better than mopoz.
2019-10-19 16:03
#316
 | 
Spain akproxx 
Same imo he is braindead in game or he was when mixwell was in the team
2019-10-19 16:34
Exactly
2019-10-19 17:55
-Alex
2019-10-19 16:19
alex is their best player wtf
2019-10-19 16:50
#371
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
+1
2019-10-19 21:24
#310
 | 
Croatia Netkov 
Yeah, man!
2019-10-19 16:20
#311
method | 
United States f0xes` 
t4
2019-10-19 16:22
#318
 | 
Spain akproxx 
Mixwell lowel steel meyern marke :)
2019-10-19 16:35
#373
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
2 awpers is not good. It does not work in c9 with auti mixwell
2019-10-19 21:26
#377
 | 
Spain akproxx 
2 awper wat
2019-10-19 21:34
#390
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
I am wrong, it is a good roster in our dreams but so difficult to have them here of 3 different teams. It will be Top 10 ez
2019-10-20 00:30
#391
 | 
Spain akproxx 
yup
2019-10-20 00:43
#319
 | 
Brazil goatzera 
WTF
2019-10-19 16:35
HLTV DECIDED NOT TO COVER ROTTERDAM OR WHAT? AFRAID TO TYPE "WOMEN WERE HUMILIATED"? KEKW
2019-10-19 16:55
KEKW
2019-10-19 19:39
#328
 | 
Chile Zzalb 
steel didnt do shit with a better lineup and people expect him to do something relevant with this roster? Maybe a new environment can make steel play better but idk, doesnt seems like a improvement
2019-10-19 17:14
#375
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
Major final being the igl with immortals
2019-10-19 21:28
#379
 | 
Chile Zzalb 
yeah... like 2 years ago, its like saying that GeT_RiGhT is a good pickup for any top team because he won a major in 2014 and because he was the top 1 player in that year aswell
2019-10-19 21:42
Just for the experience he can bring, would be worth
2019-10-19 22:19
#384
 | 
Chile Zzalb 
thats reasonable but Im still skeptical with this move, they already got experienced players like mixwell and loWel before and the team still didnt work well, i dont think this move is gonna change MR that much
2019-10-19 22:35
Isn't the same an experiencied player than an experienced igl, the igl is the most important player so let's see what can they do
2019-10-19 22:44
#387
 | 
Chile Zzalb 
Fair enough, lets hope for the best
2019-10-19 22:51
GL to both of them, they seem to be cool dudes.
2019-10-19 17:30
#335
 | 
Brazil Skrol 
Steel???? WTF???
2019-10-19 17:41
solid tier3 team
2019-10-19 17:55
#338
 | 
Macedonia ydjoon 
washed up player i mean really? therse so many other upcoming good players out there and great talents available, why do organizations keep goin back to washed up players..
2019-10-19 17:55
Such as?
2019-10-19 19:59
nice pickups
2019-10-19 17:56
#341
 | 
Brazil gtaube 
GL steelega, great player n great person
2019-10-19 18:07
#342
 | 
Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
nice random pick with steel, and lowel "el judas" Garcia is back bois
2019-10-19 18:07
#343
guin | 
Brazil Moo9n 
steel speak spanish ?
2019-10-19 18:11
#352
 | 
Spain GamerGuillem 
yes
2019-10-19 18:56
#353
guin | 
Brazil Moo9n 
UAU english, portuguese and spanish ...
2019-10-19 18:57
#345
 | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
Random but interesting pickup
2019-10-19 18:13
Very nice picks!
2019-10-19 18:24
#349
 | 
Canada thelegend27 
wat
2019-10-19 18:27
#359
 | 
Brazil Bucho123 
Nice Steelega
2019-10-19 19:35
top 1 before 2019 ends
2019-10-19 19:36
#362
 | 
Germany VeryNaizGuy 
I think I'm in the wrong timeline again
2019-10-19 19:56
Still better than when fox and the other portuguese joined polish team lul
2019-10-20 02:36
Nice now replace mopoz
2019-10-19 20:08
#366
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Brazil UndeadHero 
When i think that Steelega would play in Brazil or in a Tier 3 org but from NA this happens
2019-10-19 20:50
#368
 | 
Brazil Karlogaria 
steel looks like a nice person, good mood and fluent English. Nevertheless, very unexpected, wish him the best but it won't be an easy path
2019-10-19 20:57
#369
 | 
United States jmarcelo 
yo thats crazy
2019-10-19 20:59
sad to see DeathZz go.
2019-10-19 21:25
#381
 | 
Switzerland x676 
+1 :/
2019-10-19 21:55
#376
 | 
Brazil Vitor_IS 
does steel speak spanish? or is the entire team now going to speak english?
2019-10-19 21:29
Wrong steel
2019-10-19 21:35
RIP steel
2019-10-19 22:23
RIDERS ON THE STORM
2019-10-20 01:03
This org might have a shot now At doing something. Steel is no joke and couldn’t understand why he’s been absent so long. Gl on the comeback steel!
2019-10-20 01:23
rather see deathzz stay over mopoz/alex
2019-10-20 01:25
#398
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Spain Adruvi 
alex was the igl, so good, now with steel he will be top fragger ez with lowel. Mopoz was the sacrificed using worse weapons and deathzz played in the lowels position.
2019-10-20 12:47
i thought it was NA steel for a sec
2019-10-20 03:05
#399
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Hungary subzera 
RIP steels career
2019-10-20 13:18
#401
 | 
Russia FriZZeh 
AHAHAHAHA
2019-10-20 13:25
Not bad! Steel is still a really good player
2019-10-20 17:54
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