NEO to step in for ARCY in WESG qualifiers

Polish veteran Filip "NEO" Kubski will act as a stand-in for ARCY in the ongoing East Europe qualifier for WESG 2019, HLTV.org has confirmed.

The 32-year-old will play for the ex-Aristocracy team as a replacement for Paweł "dycha" Dycha, who announced earlier on Friday that he was no longer with the squad, citing the wish to "grow more as a player".

NEO has been out of action since September, when he was released from FaZe after a four-month period in which he acted as an in-game leader for the team. He averaged a 0.86 rating on LAN with the European squad, whom he notably led to the semi-finals at DreamHack Masters Dallas and to the final at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles.

NEO set to reunite with TaZ

In ARCY, NEO will reunite with his longtime friend and former teammate Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas. The duo won a plethora of trophies together between 2004 and 2018, including one CS:GO Major, before TaZ was placed on the bench by Virtus.pro and then sold to Kinguin.

The Polish team are currently on the lookout for a new organisation to represent following Codewise Gaming's decision to pull the plug on the Aristocracy project. Last weekend, ARCY attended the ESL Polish Championship Autumn Finals, where they finished 3rd-4th after losing to AGO 2-1 in the first round.

HLTV.org knows that it is possible that NEO will also play for ARCY at Qi Banja Luka, a $35,000 tournament that will be held from December 14-15 with four teams in attendance.

ARCY are through to the upper bracket final of the WESG qualifier after defeating Wisla Krakow and AGO in the first two rounds of the double-elimination tournament. Their next match will see them take on Illuminar, who won the ESL Polish Finals last weekend.

The Polish team will field the following line-up in the rest of the WESG qualifier:

Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Poland Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak
Poland Karol "rallen" Rodowicz
Poland Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski (stand-in)

Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
205
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1831
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1321
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1703
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1435
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1339
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
good luck!
2019-12-06 23:06
nice <3 come back legend taz and neo :OOOOOOOO nice <3 come back legend taz and neo :OOOOOOOO nice <3 come back legend taz and neo :OOOOOOOO nice <3 come back legend taz and neo :OOOOOOOO
2019-12-07 00:19
#102
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India TYZ4 
1.6 Kreygasm
2019-12-07 07:07
And Loord is the coach...15yr reunion for this trio wow! liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Loord
2019-12-07 21:25
where is pasha ?
2019-12-07 22:16
#2
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Malta matizenek333 
xDDDDD
2019-12-06 23:06
#3
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Poland pimaZo 
Reunited!
2019-12-06 23:06
+1
2019-12-07 04:53
#125
Xyp9x | 
Sri Lanka zenSe 
Taz and Neo duo is back :D
2019-12-07 12:12
#4
kNgV- | 
Italy yungsvrmv 
polack
2019-12-06 23:07
+1
2019-12-07 14:11
#5
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Poland geoglof 
yyaasss
2019-12-06 23:07
LOLOL!
2019-12-06 23:07
Ubexpectes
2019-12-06 23:07
#8
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Russia illuminosity 
neo with taz wtf
2019-12-06 23:07
#9
Magisk | 
Netherlands EpicLoOw 
TAZ NEO DUO REUNITED
2019-12-06 23:07
#10
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
Neo and Taz, last dance :(
2019-12-06 23:07
#20
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Poland Hanse 
I hope they will kiss each other ater
2019-12-06 23:08
#35
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
I follow them since team PENTAGRAM 13 years ago :(
2019-12-06 23:10
same here, 14 years for me actually
2019-12-06 23:32
#66
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
Lets hug :( Xeqtr, best korean player along with solo
2019-12-06 23:42
XeqtR, the Norwegian player he has as flair? Pretty sure he is Norwegian, seeing as Jørgen is not a South Korean name...
2019-12-07 03:40
#101
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
He has both passports, but most of the time he played for danish teams
2019-12-07 06:45
Danish ? Nah, most of the time if it was not a 100% Norvegian line-up than in mix-teams
2019-12-07 08:46
+1 He was playing both full Norwegian lineup and in NoA - Norwegian/American mix
2019-12-07 20:52
#120
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Poland kRAMERO 
hes korean, adopted by norwegian family. i readed that he even met his famili during tournament in south korea (WCG most probably) years ago
2019-12-07 11:42
#71
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
SO YOU ARE ALSO GETTING SMALER SMALER SMALER
2019-12-07 00:07
#73
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
wat
2019-12-07 00:11
#88
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Portugal faizk 
PGS legends
2019-12-07 02:03
#91
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
My man... +1
2019-12-07 02:37
AgaiN! :(
2019-12-07 04:46
#11
mantuu | 
Poland Keri0n 
eZ
2019-12-06 23:07
#12
apEX | 
France Alochai 
Good luck!
2019-12-06 23:07
They should pickup pasha snax and byali LUL
2019-12-06 23:08
#17
NEO | 
Poland foonatic 
true KEKW
2019-12-06 23:08
#25
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337 
snax and byali betrayers lolz
2019-12-06 23:09
#57
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Russia illuminosity 
byali toxic snax traitor
2019-12-06 23:22
snax byali toxic kids kekw
2019-12-06 23:28
Ez top40
2019-12-06 23:08
#15
NEO | 
Poland foonatic 
POGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO NEO AND TAZ! <3
2019-12-06 23:08
#16
rain | 
Netherlands Yourii 
Legend
2019-12-06 23:08
#18
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337 
taz and neo <3
2019-12-06 23:08
OMG NEO + TaZ
2019-12-06 23:08
#21
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Russia FriZZeh 
YEEEA
2019-12-06 23:09
1.6
2019-12-06 23:09
#53
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
+1
2019-12-06 23:19
#23
Billy | 
United States Russso 
nijo
2019-12-06 23:09
reunited
2019-12-06 23:09
MOUZ 16-0 EG KEKW #TRUMP2020
2019-12-06 23:09
#27
NEO | 
Poland Shlatter 
gooooooooooooo
2019-12-06 23:09
#28
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Brazil hugoooo 
neo + TaZ again!!! Very good, even for just a qualifier
2019-12-06 23:09
#29
mantuu | 
Europe R2D2s 
now that's epic.
2019-12-06 23:09
TAZ NEO AGAIN
2019-12-06 23:09
tier 4 cs? I sleep
2019-12-06 23:09
1.6 mens
2019-12-06 23:09
#33
Stewie2K | 
Poland Mratu 
BibleThump
2019-12-06 23:10
#34
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Poland Krzych0a 
NEO AND TAZ <3. ARCY<3
2019-12-06 23:10
#36
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Poland viper69 
-minise +papito new top 1
2019-12-06 23:10
#37
Israel t1ao 
-mouz +Bicepes
2019-12-06 23:10
#38
NEO | 
Finland BMurr 
I am so happy to see this that I feel like crying
2019-12-06 23:11
ołje
2019-12-06 23:11
#40
Poland veri 
neo and taz again together xD
2019-12-06 23:11
#41
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
1.6
2019-12-06 23:12
nice legendary duo is back but lets be real illuminar is going to dstroy them 32-0
2019-12-06 23:12
XDDDDDDDDD
2019-12-06 23:13
#44
s1mple | 
Poland Roxin 
Gl
2019-12-06 23:14
Legends back together.
2019-12-06 23:14
<3
2019-12-06 23:14
Ohhh man,
2019-12-06 23:15
2 months and disband eksdi
2019-12-06 23:15
Didn't expect that, great news for NEO, good luck :)
2019-12-06 23:16
-MINISE +pashabiceps ? ?
2019-12-06 23:16
+pashabiceps ez win
2019-12-06 23:16
#52
mertz | 
United States TOCU 
TAZ and NEO: - 17 years together - few months of break - x years together :-))))
2019-12-06 23:17
#55
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
Fucking yea, im so glad Im following neo and taz since team PENTAGRAM 13 years ago.
2019-12-06 23:21
nearly 2 years of break actually xD
2019-12-07 00:19
NEO <3
2019-12-06 23:21
#58
NEO | 
Pakistan LeGiT^ 
+pasha now PLZ PLZ PLZ
2019-12-06 23:25
This is huge, actually huge!
2019-12-06 23:26
Love it, it’s very unlikely to ever happen again, but I’d love to see these two on the top again
2019-12-06 23:29
Can the old VP guys just make a MDL team or something
2019-12-06 23:30
This makes me nostalgic..
2019-12-06 23:33
#65
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Russia crab337 
+pasha +snax POG
2019-12-06 23:34
-rallen -mouz -minise +pasha +snax +byali
2019-12-06 23:38
Good luck Neo[t]
2019-12-06 23:40
#69
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Poland flyerbag 
HF
2019-12-06 23:42
w0w they are back
2019-12-06 23:55
#72
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Myanmar ZywooScream 
Nice
2019-12-07 00:09
#74
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Portugal NabasKi 
omg yes
2019-12-07 00:15
#75
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CIS followDeiMoZ 
-minise +pasha xd
2019-12-07 00:19
#78
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Czech Republic grabasz 
Neo taz pasha :D
2019-12-07 00:20
#79
Estonia rYm 
dead squad
2019-12-07 00:21
#80
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Europe KupKaselek 
Neo and Taz? we need Pasha and again United
2019-12-07 00:22
cant hate on Neo. I hope he finds some sort of form now hes not IGL
2019-12-07 00:26
It's just a stand-in, he has children and he kinda quit e-sports.
2019-12-07 00:32
has hasnt said he has quit... if he does well dont be surprised he joins them
2019-12-07 00:35
Arsy? D:
2019-12-07 00:27
#85
mhL | 
Poland Trausky 
Ez top15
2019-12-07 00:42
#86
PeeP | 
United States Den422 
PASHA TAZ SNATCHIE DYCHA MICHU
2019-12-07 01:09
-snatchie +neex has a very stable form and is good aim
2019-12-07 02:15
POG bring back pasha now <3
2019-12-07 01:49
#90
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CIS sergioff 
neo & taz legendary duo
2019-12-07 02:33
#92
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Sweden meistr0 
Nice "EU East qualifier" 4 Polish teams 2 Bulgarian. Where is Turkey, Romania, Cyprus, Kosovo, Macedonia, Georgia, Albania & Greece etc lol liquipedia.net/counterstrike/World_Elect..
2019-12-07 02:44
#104
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Romania carm34 
Top bad
2019-12-07 08:05
2bad4quals
2019-12-07 13:11
dead player for a dead team
2019-12-07 03:10
interesting . They still live by counter-strike. I didnt expect hug success
2019-12-07 03:19
TaZ & NEO PogChamp IceCold
2019-12-07 03:39
#97
India S2H 
It's time for Golden 5
2019-12-07 04:37
hi my name faceit_lvl_10 and im have question: who 🚗🚗🚗
2019-12-07 04:54
#103
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Romania carm34 
POGGERS!
2019-12-07 08:03
hard for NEO, but gl, anyway after they qualify, they don't have money for airplane ticket xD
2019-12-07 09:01
retire
2019-12-07 09:02
taz and neo together again <3
2019-12-07 09:46
#109
NEO | 
Poland Requ1228 
<3
2019-12-07 09:53
great to see them both on a team again!
2019-12-07 09:53
-minise +pasha and voila core team where 3x players cant make more than 10x frags vs 12 years old ESEA stack KEKW
2019-12-07 09:57
Legends are back <3
2019-12-07 09:59
O kurwa
2019-12-07 10:02
1.6 in 2019
2019-12-07 10:05
I miss this <3
2019-12-07 10:14
how many times will taz's rosters will change team name
2019-12-07 11:29
#118
huNter- | 
Poland Szcz 
Kinquin Devils.one Aristocracy Arcy ... and more incoming
2019-12-07 11:39
Aristocracy -> Arcy -> Ay coming soon :D
2019-12-07 12:32
AY LMAO
2019-12-07 13:11
#117
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France jok9rz 
Pentagram GShock is baccckkkk, bring the old good mentality instead of fpl dumb playerz
2019-12-07 11:34
It will be the best we could see now on our scene. As Taz said some years ago: ''If i would have to play with anyone in any team it must be Neo''
2019-12-07 11:39
They are like brothers after so many years... Great to see them together again.
2019-12-07 21:08
Who :?
2019-12-07 12:03
#122
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Poland Bonifacjusz 
2/5 GOLD FIVE 5/5 SO CLOSE
2019-12-07 12:06
Yeaaaaa
2019-12-07 12:09
#138
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv3 
3/5 loord too
2019-12-07 15:52
#124
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Russia FriZZeh 
0 rating what a bot NEO...
2019-12-07 12:10
Flair and flag cheks out.
2019-12-08 11:02
#150
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Russia FriZZeh 
Imagine having no scene so you cheer for astralis
2019-12-08 11:04
I have Astralis' flair cause i didnt change ;)
2019-12-09 07:41
Taz Neo Pasha rallen Stomp No need traitors snax and byali
2019-12-07 12:34
#139
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
Taz neo michu dycha stomp No need bot pasha with 2nd awp
2019-12-07 16:29
Old friends xDD
2019-12-07 13:16
#131
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Brazil parrud0www 
Legend!
2019-12-07 13:17
#132
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Israel BingoBango 
yikes
2019-12-07 13:24
Pasha snax and byali incoming
2019-12-07 13:36
#136
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Sweden Flukey 
Hahaha reunite the boys :)
2019-12-07 15:28
LET'S GO NEO&TAZ!
2019-12-07 13:42
Legend
2019-12-07 15:42
#140
MICHU | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Stook 
Legends
2019-12-07 18:10
#141
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Poland ryhupeja 
Even if this is gonna be a short run, I'm happy to see them reunite for that one more time :)
2019-12-07 19:34
#142
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Poland general007 
Neo taz pasha rallen mouz pls ;D
2019-12-07 20:33
pasha is not good player
2019-12-07 20:53
I miss him
2019-12-07 22:43
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