5POWER quartet join R-Stars; Savage retires

Four members of 5POWER have officially joined R-Stars, while Bin "⁠Savage⁠" Liu has opted to retire from professional Counter-Strike.

Lei "⁠bottle⁠" Mao, Peng "⁠xiaosaGe⁠" Song, Wei "⁠shuadapai⁠" Wang and Lifan "⁠Viva⁠" Ran have all transferred to the R-Stars organisation, known for their competitive PUBG presence. Chinese veteran Savage, who was also part of 5POWER, has made the decision to retire, with Zhen "⁠HZ⁠" Huang, formerly of TYLOO, CyberZen and OneThree, taking the last spot in the starting line-up.

Savage concludes a long career in competitive Counter-Strike that goes back to 1.6, in which he notably represented wNv Teamwork and TYLOO. After initially refusing to play CS:GO, he embraced the game in 2014 and went on to play for teams like CyberZen, ViCi and Panda before joining 5POWER, with whom he would attend the most recent Asia Minor.

Savage calls time on his extensive career

In a post on social network Weibo, Savage thanked all those who accompanied him throughout his career and revealed his plans to focus on streaming.

R-Stars will be taking part in the Chinese qualifier for the Champions Cup, kicking off on Friday, with one spot at the $300,000 tournament in Malta on the line.

The brand new R-Stars roster is:

China Lei "⁠bottle⁠" Mao
China Peng "⁠xiaosaGe⁠" Song
China Wei "⁠shuadapai⁠" Wang
China Lifan "⁠Viva⁠" Ran
China Zhen "⁠HZ⁠" Huang

China Bin 'Savage' Liu
Bin 'Savage' Liu
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
China Zhen 'HZ' Huang
Zhen 'HZ' Huang
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
China Lei 'bottle' Mao
Lei 'bottle' Mao
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
China Lifan 'Viva' Ran
Lifan 'Viva' Ran
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Australia Leftistt
rip
2019-11-20 12:32
3 replies
#27
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
Good bye Asian legend
2019-11-20 13:15
2 replies
#49
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Germany |x^2|
Rip
2019-11-20 16:14
1 reply
Asian CS legend. He improved the asian CS scene a lot
2019-11-20 22:03
cool
2019-11-20 12:32
Legend 🐤🐦
2019-11-20 12:33
#4
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Poland tobiii
Goodbye Savage :(
2019-11-20 12:33
Gf
2019-11-20 12:34
legend gg
2019-11-20 12:34
#7
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China NonMeltIce
goodbye legend
2019-11-20 12:34
Savage escaping the mafia good for him
2019-11-20 12:34
savage legend GL!
2019-11-20 12:35
#10
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China serdim
Legend
2019-11-20 12:35
1.6 Savage will be remembered.
2019-11-20 12:36
No savage... You was actually better than your teammates....
2019-11-20 12:36
No team with HZ will ever succeed Sad for savage though:(
2019-11-20 12:38
rip f
2019-11-20 12:38
See ya Savage... was a beast back in 1.6 and was still good in GO... for sure one of the top10 asian CS players of all time.,, GGWP
2019-11-20 12:39
#16
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Argentina Chief02
Gl boi
2019-11-20 12:40
#17
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Netherlands itsm
Savage legend! True veteran of the game
2019-11-20 12:41
Savage absolute match fixing legend under Cyberzen.
2019-11-20 12:41
4 replies
name checks out
2019-11-20 12:44
1 reply
Lost 0.89$ mr.ruski?
2019-11-20 14:06
Name checks out
2019-11-20 17:40
LMAO he looks like 20 but is actually 30 wtf
2019-11-20 12:46
#23
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Albania jamefun1
haha, one of the best throwers and matchfix players gone, what the great news. goodbye garbage ^_^
2019-11-20 12:53
#24
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Romania Pooknezeu
Old player, good awper in the Chinese scene, good luck in the future!
2019-11-20 12:57
1 reply
he will focus on streaming in the future.
2019-11-20 15:29
#25
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Denmark valt3rr
jks can now finally change his name to savage!!!!!
2019-11-20 13:00
jks likes it
2019-11-20 13:02
Legend
2019-11-20 13:16
#29
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Germany PeKay
Matchfixer bb
2019-11-20 13:19
this team is a joke w out Savage
2019-11-20 13:30
All time top3 chinese cs player
2019-11-20 13:35
#33
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France StickyRice
Congrats savage
2019-11-20 13:37
bruh isn't this pretty much the 5-power lineup also the panda gaming line up? why does this squad keep breaking up or changing would be even closer if savage was in
2019-11-20 13:38
#35
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Norway k3ron
Brutal. Savage. REKT.
2019-11-20 13:38
mafia boss HZ back in business
2019-11-20 13:41
#37
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Poland ruhoks
Bin Liuden
2019-11-20 13:56
legend since cs1.6, good luck
2019-11-20 14:03
respect
2019-11-20 14:05
#41
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China zycart
A legend in 1.6, a legend matchfixer in go
2019-11-20 14:08
1 reply
+1
2019-11-20 20:28
#42
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China Thalia
bye legend, best wish.
2019-11-20 14:14
Bye matchfix ling lung. Nice to see old matchfixer retire. New ling lungs come on up and match fix letz go
2019-11-20 14:49
1 reply
no u
2019-11-20 17:34
gl Savage 1.6 legend, the king of asia
2019-11-20 15:38
Really good player in 1.6. best of luck to him
2019-11-20 15:38
#48
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India rohansamal
An amazing player. <3 Savage
2019-11-20 15:57
who and what team?
2019-11-20 17:04
#51
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Hungary StraYzie
Savage was one of the better older players Sad to see him retire Good luck F
2019-11-20 17:32
Enjoy your life Savage! <3
2019-11-20 17:39
isnt china north korea? wtf
2019-11-20 18:01
#56
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Japan jitz
Thank you, Legend .
2019-11-20 18:11
#58
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Latvia `DinGo
Gl in future Savage, one of the best China cs players for sure
2019-11-20 21:19
Legend :c
2019-11-20 23:14
F for Savage. All the best in the future, Legend.
2019-11-21 00:10
Legend
2019-11-21 06:28
#64
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Russia aferaTV
Good Luck
2019-11-22 01:45
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