DickStacy: "We'll be staying in Oceania; we have quite a good system back in Australia"

HLTV.org spoke to Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney on the first day of ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals to discuss the squad's new organisation, whether the team plans to relocate to North America and the opening match against Astralis.

The newly-signed Renegades roster found itself in a hard place in Odense after their opening match against Astralis ended with a 16-8 loss on Inferno. The Australian team are now set to face Sharks in the lower bracket, fighting to extend their tournament life.

DickStacy looks forward to what the future brings with Renegades

In a post-match interview, DickStacy expressed excitement with the new organisation, reminisced on the Grayhound days and gave some insight as to what went wrong in the match against Astralis.

Earlier, it was announced that your team had been transferred to Renegades. How did you reach this decision?

Renegades were looking for a roster as their previous team had moved to 100 Thieves, so they let us know of their interest. As Grayhound, we were backed solely by William Gray, the time had come where we had to seek support in other ways, and I feel like Renegades was the right name at the right time. We're very excited to be on board with such an iconic Australian brand and look forward to what the future brings.

Parting ways with Grayhound must have been quite the chapter to close for the team. Reminisce on the journey and give us some insight as to what the road was like with your former team.

Looking back, it was amazing. We came from absolutely nothing. Will (mistergrayhound) started the roster with the goal to become the best Australian team, and there were struggles at first, throughout the year he was going through roster changes with the previous lineups. Once he picked up Chris (dexter) and I came on board, we had the Gratisfaction roster for a while, that's when it started to solidify and we started making movements.

It's been a long journey, we've been overseas quite a lot of times, had quite a lot of losses, but we've learned from them and I feel like we've got a perfect balance now. We know what works, we know what doesn't work and right now it's just about building from there. It's been a crazy journey, we've had a lot of fun. We experienced losses but came better out of it.

Does the team plan to move to North America in the future?

We'll be staying in Oceania, I feel like it's just not in our interest to move overseas. We have quite a good system back in Australia, we believe that bootcamping before tournaments is much more functional and much healthier, especially mindset-wise.

I feel like if you were to move overseas, leave your life behind, that would take quite a heavy toll on certain people, and individuals would react in different ways - you never know how it's going to go. I feel like it's important to have family and friends around because you have a life. We found this way to be more functional and in our best interests. We can work with this, and obviously it has been working. In recent times, we've had results where we've taken numbers off big teams, so it's good.

Did the team feel any additional pressure going into this tournament considering you had just signed with a new organisation?

I guess there was a little bit of pressure, it's your debut and you want to perform. I think there's more individual pressure than anything, I feel like you want to perform well, and that's the pressure you put on yourself. External factors - no, not really. I feel like we're too experienced for that and we enjoy the process too much, so it literally just comes down to how much pressure you put on yourself. Sometimes that can be immense, but sometimes you just have to work with it, you're a professional player.

Let's discuss the opening match against Astralis on Inferno. The initial half was a difficult 3-12 on the CT side for the team, followed by some pushback on the offense, but ultimately a loss. What did you feel that went wrong in the opener?

Their T side has a lot of pressure on every part of the map. When they don't give that pressure, they're still just waiting there, they've still got that one player holding that area of the map. You feel restricted when you move around the map, their map control is very good - you never know their numbers behind the utility they throw, and they control the pace of the game completely on their T side. We haven't really had much experience dealing with that before. It's quite a lot to deal with, and obviously you have to be on point and you have to multi-frag heavily, whereas we didn't get any multi-frags, they were trading very well. That was it, round by round they were out-trading us and we weren't getting any multi-frags, so they took a 12-3 half.

Coming into the T side we felt like we had a bit more control because you can control the pace yourself on the T side, you can make the plays, while on the CT side you're a bit restricted in that regard. We got a couple of rounds throughout, but they played very well in the 2v2s, 3v3s, they caught us off-guard and we ran out of rounds to play with.

You're now in the lower bracket of group B, facing Sharks in your next match-up. What are your thoughts on the series?

I like it better than Astralis, that's for sure (laughs). It's a tough match-up, and we've got to take it very seriously, but I do like our chances. We're out to prove ourselves, and it's a good match-up to show what we're capable of.

Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
#5
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Australia JoN1CSGO 
GL in new org
2019-12-04 00:34
#68
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France LeDiplomate 
DickStacy: "We're staying in Australia" Renegades' management: "You're staying in Australia" -DickStacy +erkaSt
2019-12-04 07:41
#88
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Spain N0Love 
I was thinking the same. This guy is a master of how to make your way into a scene you have 0 business in. He hides his lack of level in the server by being the outspoken and 'meme' guy outside of it. Renegades should replace him with a NA player and move the team to the States where they can pracc against real tier1 and 2 teams
2019-12-04 10:34
#89
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France LeDiplomate 
They should bring erkaSt back as they have already played with him.
2019-12-04 10:42
#90
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Myanmar xdcc 
erkast left because he couldnt live in australia anymore
2019-12-04 10:45
#92
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France LeDiplomate 
This is why if they move to the USA they should get him a proper visa and bench Dick.
2019-12-04 10:52
#114
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India TYZ4 
DickStacy: I really like boxing with Kangaroos and getting bitten by black widow spiders, so I can't really leave
2019-12-04 13:41
Kick this overrated bot pls
2019-12-04 14:04
Atleast he is doing something good that's why reached the professional level and is still in the team not like you just commenting the shit, mind your business and do some shit other then shitalking.
2019-12-04 10:58
#101
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Australia Leftistt 
are we not allowed to have opinions on a player?
2019-12-04 12:01
Everyone's just expressing their opinions mate. Just keep calm <3
2019-12-04 18:06
#151
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Spain N0Love 
Insert here the 'Hes's a pro and you just a guy talking shit in a forum so stfu' comment to win the award for most generic braindamaged Reddit user of all time ;)
2019-12-05 11:02
I feel like 90% of the people who watch CSGO actually have no idea of how the game is played. DickStacy plays a role that basically nobody else wants, and you want to replace him with a fragger? How about you understand the tactics and concepts of something you watch, morons.
2019-12-04 16:18
#150
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Spain N0Love 
I didn't say replace him with a fragger, you dumb cunt. How about you learn to read propperly and don't come here thinking you have a superior mind for the game than everybody else. This guy is not a good player. Period.
2019-12-05 11:03
I do have a superior mind than a peanut brain like you, fuckstick.
2019-12-06 00:04
#106
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Australia yaboyazza 
lmfao underrated comment
2019-12-04 12:47
#122
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France LeDiplomate 
Nice smart hltv user.
2019-12-04 15:19
#9
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Finland Smoonah 
too bad won't be on a relevant team for much longer.
2019-12-04 00:37
#39
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United States NA_LULW 
Curb your negativity man
2019-12-04 02:52
#55
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Finland Smoonah 
curb your enthusiasm
2019-12-04 04:07
#62
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Poland Lukovsky 
embrace your depression
2019-12-04 05:43
#73
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Finland Smoonah 
welcome your inner pollack
2019-12-04 07:54
#135
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Poland Lukovsky 
welcome your suicidal thoughts
2019-12-04 17:18
#67
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Australia memeulent 
Ence never won against Australia LUL
2019-12-04 07:32
#75
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Finland Smoonah 
2019-12-04 07:56
#145
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United States wokebumpty 
not with sunny
2019-12-04 19:28
#11
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Sweden quacke 
ThiccStacy
2019-12-04 00:38
#12
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Russia ToughGuy 
Who cars?
2019-12-04 00:39
#37
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United States F1exible 
i car
2019-12-04 02:46
#40
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United States NA_LULW 
I car
2019-12-04 02:52
#49
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United States F1exible 
you car?
2019-12-04 03:08
#50
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United States NA_LULW 
I car
2019-12-04 03:14
#111
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United States F1exible 
we car
2019-12-04 13:25
Why car
2019-12-05 01:18
#152
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United States F1exible 
who are we to car?
2019-12-05 13:26
Or too scared to join NA qualifier
2019-12-04 00:41
#41
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United States NA_LULW 
It’s easier to be in EPL and major quals in Oceania
2019-12-04 02:53
OCEANIA>NA
2019-12-04 00:45
#42
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United States NA_LULW 
FACTUALS
2019-12-04 02:53
good system : easy major qualifier
2019-12-04 00:47
#23
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Brazil FalKsCS 
+1
2019-12-04 01:08
every minor furia, nrg top2 too bad they both get rekted in challunger stage everytim :-(
2019-12-04 04:20
#57
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United States Vollizie 
NRG made semis last Major.
2019-12-04 04:24
oh ye my brian smol, some dog team will get to major i guess with furia than
2019-12-04 04:24
Ez money would do the same
2019-12-04 08:11
#102
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World Beard43 
They would be in oceanic major qualifier anyway as RNG always have been because they're Australian.
2019-12-04 12:27
Valve made already clear in Dota it doesn't matter where you come from it depends where you live and compete in your daily life. In Dota clan from SA with an NA team made SA qualifier but they live and compete in NA. They got disqualified. You can translate that do CSGO cuz otherwiese regional qualifer wouldn't needed. Regional qualifier makes no sense if you can choose where you compete for the spot. So they have to go home if they want play ocean qualifier
2019-12-04 12:38
#112
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World Beard43 
Renegades have always been based in NA and have always qualified in Oceania/Asia because the team is majority Australian.
2019-12-04 13:35
but 100T ex Renegade when the players went to NA, they have to play NA qualify. I didn't say anything else. You have to play where you live and compete. it doesn't matter where the clan comes from.
2019-12-04 13:39
#117
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World Beard43 
No they didn't, they always played in the Asia minor. You're very wrong here. Regardless of where they base themselves, they play in the Asia minor. Them staying in Au has nothing to do with majors. hltv.org/events/4207/asia-minor-iem-kato.. #1: RNG (living and competing in NA for a very long time at this stage).
2019-12-04 14:09
+HENRYG -DICKSTACY
2019-12-04 00:50
#43
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United States NA_LULW 
FUCK YOU
2019-12-04 02:53
When ;)
2019-12-04 13:16
#80
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Czech Republic Noxar 
But Henry is a wanker.
2019-12-04 08:57
Henry is a God, HenryGod
2019-12-04 13:16
team Irrelevant
2019-12-04 01:11
hope he gets kicked soon, malta is tired of carrying this bot
2019-12-04 01:17
The team would be decent if they kicked this bot
2019-12-04 01:34
#28
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Australia sen7ry 
If they want to get serious about being a top contender, they need to move to NA region. The level of competition is just too low in Oceania. I understand they're young and moving overseas is a huge commitment but if they don't commit, Renegades won't ever see top5 HLTV rank again.
2019-12-04 01:39
#63
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Poland Lukovsky 
I think it's clear from the interview they don't want to get serious. They're content with being kings in their region and clowns internationally.
2019-12-04 05:46
#69
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India spiderCAKE 
lol roasted
2019-12-04 07:48
#71
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France LeDiplomate 
>Beating Liquid in bo3 >Being a clown internationally Pick one
2019-12-04 07:49
#74
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India spiderCAKE 
it was one time. likelihood of that happening again is very low.
2019-12-04 07:55
#77
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France LeDiplomate 
I know but they rarely finish last and are definitely not clowns internationally especially given the level of their scene.
2019-12-04 08:08
#103
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World Beard43 
+1
2019-12-04 12:28
#86
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Australia PuncherCS 
sounds to me like renegades dont want to invest as much money into the csgo roster like they did by moving the old roster to detroit. plus yeah, ez quals in asia qualifiers
2019-12-04 09:56
#99
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Norway JorgyZ 
Old renegades roster moved to a gaming villa in NA, what did the accomplish with it? Barely anything, people were expecting them to pull out results but they didnt even improve for months
2019-12-04 11:57
#104
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World Beard43 
+1
2019-12-04 12:28
#29
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United States Vollizie 
bruh
2019-12-04 01:51
#30
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Australia Clariko 
I love you Dick!
2019-12-04 01:56
#31
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Indonesia frlyght 
hmm
2019-12-04 02:02
#32
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Germany PeKay 
Dumb move
2019-12-04 02:09
#33
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CIS Dowa) 
dickstacy is trash who is only in team for his ingame name
2019-12-04 02:15
free stickers money mens)))
2019-12-04 04:42
#70
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India spiderCAKE 
But don't all players get the same amount for the stickers sold?
2019-12-04 07:49
#91
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Australia opzy 
You get a cut of all the sales, just like skin designers
2019-12-04 10:48
#34
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China Blitzer 
Correct if I'm wrong, but didn't Renegades qualify for the last Majors through the Asian qualifier even though they are living in the United States?
2019-12-04 02:15
#45
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
They traveled to straya to play the qualifier.
2019-12-04 02:56
#53
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China Blitzer 
thanks so it wasn't a big deal, especially if the gaming house is on the west coast I don't understand this decision, it makes no sense
2019-12-04 03:54
#54
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
Well the renegades house is in Detroit Michigan which is on the east coast. But I think the reason is they aren't confident enough to travel to NA only to not make proleague and fail in NA qualifers even though they are better than many mdl teams. Probably just don't want to be a repeat of winterfox.
2019-12-04 03:56
#94
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Australia opzy 
Dexter remembers
2019-12-04 10:54
#127
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United States TheReelMVP 
Kinda sucks too, cause they probably won't get too much better playing against Aussie/ asian teams. (And I am close to the rng house /training center and it would be cool to see them)
2019-12-04 16:35
#59
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Indonesia Journeast 
yes, but no.
2019-12-04 04:29
#35
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United States @FyreCS 
Why would they stay in Oceania scene wtf?!
2019-12-04 02:38
#72
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India spiderCAKE 
ez major qualifying spot and guaranteed sticker money the only competition is tyloo
2019-12-04 07:51
Rng always travelled back for major qualification. An eu team could qualify for it through Asia if they went and played in there
2019-12-04 11:08
#128
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United States TheReelMVP 
The way major qualifications work are based off of nationality, not location. If cloud9 had kept kio, golden and flusha they would have had to qualify in the EU minor because they were majority eu. There is literally no reason for them not to move unless they're afraid that they can't qualify for na pro league.
2019-12-04 16:38
#154
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United States @FyreCS 
Agreed
2019-12-06 18:05
Would be fun if sharks win imo...
2019-12-04 02:46
#48
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Portugal faizk 
They Will..
2019-12-04 03:06
hltv.org/matches/2338057/renegades-vs-sh.. Keep your silver comments to yourself next time.
2019-12-04 22:33
or in other words we want to be the best team in the oceania region to have no competition to take away our region spots for tournaments
2019-12-04 02:48
#46
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North America Mang0 
This lol
2019-12-04 02:57
#61
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Australia yaboyazza 
You know, people have lives outside of playing video games
2019-12-04 05:42
#64
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Poland Lukovsky 
I thought they were pro players with a goal of being top contenders. But you're probably right, they're better off being a meme team
2019-12-04 05:50
#129
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United States TheReelMVP 
But video games is their jobs, and they should be doing the best that they can in order to improve their business. Moving to North America would both allow them to improve (as they would play against and practice against higher quality opponents) as well as expose them to more sponsorships. It's exactly what rng did with now 100 theives and the whole Brazilian scene exploding in to relevancy.
2019-12-04 16:42
#44
Canada ssau 
Too scared to move to NA just to get smoked by their 100T counterparts on a regular basis. Just kidding
2019-12-04 02:56
#47
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United States RyaN6 
-100000000 iq
2019-12-04 03:01
should move to NA or EU to practice if u guys really wanna take a step forward
2019-12-04 03:37
niu zai just want to be 55kai with Tyloo
2019-12-04 05:58
#52
FalleN | 
Brazil LBbr 
Fer Dick Big
2019-12-04 03:53
#66
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Belarus Mardloq 
gl
2019-12-04 06:54
#76
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Chile MOUZ_16_EG_0 
Bro if you want to be in the battle for being top team, move to fucking NA
2019-12-04 08:05
#79
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Germany X5ander 
why his name is "DickStacy" Dick is a penis or?
2019-12-04 08:49
#81
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Finland supanova 
but very good penis mens )))
2019-12-04 09:07
#82
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United States EmperorTrump 
Dick is short for Richard. There is famous detective comic Dick Tracy.
2019-12-04 09:15
#93
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Germany X5ander 
ah ok, a litte bit strange, why Dick is his name, but ok, now i will say Richard. For me Richi is short for Richard.
2019-12-04 10:52
#83
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Europe Skraj 
Afraid to be exposed just how bad they are. Why move when you can be one of the two top dogs in an irrelevant scene no one cares about
2019-12-04 09:17
"Good system" Asian qualfyers lmao, fuck off
2019-12-04 09:22
#85
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Australia eClipz-AU 
I’m actually shocked these guys are ready to decline a move overseas and are capping themselves within the small Australian scene. There is so much potential to grow by moving, and not just as players but as individuals. IMO Dickstacy might well be a great guy and a great IGL but if they can find a suitable replacement with higher fragging potential they could really improve. Isn’t the whole goal of putting in the hours and getting picked up by a decent Org to actually commit to a career in this? Can’t be half in, half out, they will never achieve top results with this mentality.
2019-12-04 09:57
#118
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World Beard43 
+1
2019-12-04 14:12
#132
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Asia Scar3cr0w 
btw dickstacy is their entry fragger, IGL would be Dexter.
2019-12-04 16:48
#147
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Australia eClipz-AU 
My mistake, then that makes the decision to keep him on this roster even more questionable...
2019-12-04 21:42
#87
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Canada kniGhtlife 
"We're staying in Oceania" In other words, you want to face Tier 5 teams, max, in order to qualify and flunk out of global tourneys and majors in the bottom. But hey, they get a free trip and some additional prize money. LOL. -_-) AUS scene lmao. The reason they're staying is because they can't compete with even top NA teams for major spots & assorted qualifiers, etc. That's it, really. They have a better chance beating Tyloo or VG than qualifying over NA/EU teams. ONLY reason they're not moving. "We have a system" hahaha
2019-12-04 10:15
+1 , Org owner wants them to dominate trash ocean teams and farm some ez money
2019-12-04 11:58
Xl2540 or 2546?
2019-12-04 11:37
A fascist system?
2019-12-04 11:52
Dick, you’re obviously a bogan with a low skill ceiling. Skill up or gtfo.
2019-12-04 13:16
good system of playing complete noobs all day, never getting any real practise in, padding stats in your garbage region, just to come to any event that matters and be utter dogshit.. really great system. gtfo check stealing cunt.
2019-12-04 13:22
Bad choice
2019-12-04 14:01
Stay in Aus because they cant hang with the big boys, probably wise because he is trash anyway.
2019-12-04 14:31
"WE'LL BE STAYING IN OCEANIA; WE HAVE QUITE A GOOD SYSTEM BACK IN AUSTRALIA" = " WE'LL BE STAYING IN OCEANIA. WE WONT HAVE ANY CHANCE FOR ANY MAJOR OTHERWISE And that statement right there is why you will never be a champion rather playing for the cash only mister Dickstacy. I do not blame you for that but you fool noone why you are staying in oceania.
2019-12-04 15:05
#123
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World Beard43 
It has nothing to do with the Major, they qualify through the Asia Minor regardless of where they're based, the same as RNG always have for years being based in NA.
2019-12-04 15:21
So they like the "system" ? What system ? The system of we got 95% of going to major with zero effort ?
2019-12-04 16:45
#136
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World Beard43 
Moving doesn't change what they need to do to get to the major in any way whatsoever. If they moved to NA, they would still go through the same qualifier. He clearly says what he likes about staying if you bother to read the interview, which you obviously haven't.
2019-12-04 17:52
Of course it does brother ! Way easier teams and a guarantee spot = money to minor/major = stickers/passes etc = money ! If you think any player or organization would admit they staying in a region to have a guarantee spot at stickers and the cash, oh well. So no, i do not need to read anything, i know pretty well.
2019-12-04 18:31
#140
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World Beard43 
They play the Asia minor even if they move to NA.
2019-12-04 18:32
#133
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Iceland BuioCS 
I thought it depended on if the TO's adopted the starladder rule. I could be wrong but I think the rule is that you qualify thru the region you live in. So it's really up to the to's
2019-12-04 17:02
#137
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World Beard43 
RNG have been living and competing in NA for years and have always qualified through Asia. hltv.org/events/4207/asia-minor-iem-kato..
2019-12-04 17:53
#142
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Iceland BuioCS 
I know, none of the TO's used the rule
2019-12-04 18:43
#144
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World Beard43 
The Majors are Valves rules.
2019-12-04 19:07
#121
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United States Fanta_Boy 
Play dick as a sub so we keep getting stickers but sign someone new to start
2019-12-04 15:02
#124
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World Beard43 
Nice carry Dick!! I don't think staying in Aus is best for the team if you want to reach the next level, but I do think it's great for the Aus scene to have you guys there ;-)
2019-12-04 15:23
good system XD against mm level teams
2019-12-04 16:04
#130
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Belarus Ruble 
good system = ez qualifires thats all
2019-12-04 16:44
200iq from them. stay in aus, ez wins, ez major qual, ez sticker money for players and org, ez life at your actual home. they all win.
2019-12-04 17:03
Aside viewers who want to see great games
2019-12-04 18:36
but this way the org makes profit, the org doesnt have to pay to house them abroad, they all get to be with family and freinds and they will win most tournaments in aus, they all get good pay. for the org and the players its 200iq, but you dont get to see them play regular vs top teams, but that doesnt matter to them as they are making bank this way.
2019-12-04 19:01
I would do the same thing if i was them, dont get me wrong. But to say " We stay in oceania because of good system " ... lol. At least be honest, we are not fools. Also nothing wrong to make money but this is competitive e-sport, if that is all you want beeh good for you but boring for us.
2019-12-04 19:33
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