fnatic sign Golden permanently

fnatic have confirmed that they have signed Maikil "Golden" Selim on a permanent basis from Cloud9.

The 25-year-old has committed his future to fnatic after helping the team to return to the top during a highly-successful loan at the end of 2019.

fnatic won DreamHack Masters Malmö in October, ending a 19-month long trophyless period, and finished in second place at StarSeries i-League Season 8 and at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals to end the year sitting third in the world rankings.

Golden has joined fnatic on a permanent basis

This will be Golden's second stint as a full fnatic member after playing for the team between August 2017 and June 2018. The Swedish in-game leader, who had been promoted from the organisation's academy squad, led the team to victories at IEM Katowice 2018 and at the WESG 2017 Finals before stepping down from the roster to make way for William "draken" Sundin.

fnatic, who will make their first appearance of 2020 at IEM Katowice, which will kick off on February 25, have the following roster:

Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist
Sweden Maikil "Golden" Selim

Sweden Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson (coach)

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1631
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.07
DPR:
0.44
APR:
0.07
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1536
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Very nice! He made fnatic great again!
2020-01-17 21:03
#4
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
king
2020-01-17 21:02
#43
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United States Globebuster 
anele 7
2020-01-17 21:08
#59
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United States GreenStain 
Golden to c9 worst move ever
2020-01-17 21:12
I thought it meant he has to play for Fnatic for the rest of his life.
2020-01-17 21:16
#75
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Sweden MaNiHa 
He’s never allowed to leave
2020-01-17 21:19
yeeto mode
2020-01-17 21:29
permanently = jail
2020-01-17 21:32
but golden isn't jew and fnatic not poland (cya boys)
2020-01-17 21:49
#186
Sunde | 
World sfu 
Golden to everywhere is the worst move ever
2020-01-18 17:07
ANELE Clap
2020-01-18 14:14
#23
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
+1
2020-01-17 21:04
#35
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Netherlands bringithome 
yes he did, now he should keep fnatic great!
2020-01-17 21:06
#46
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United States Bonger 
+1
2020-01-17 21:09
+1 Golden is amazing
2020-01-17 21:10
they keep bot permanently, wow what a win
2020-01-17 21:10
#123
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United Kingdom UKmibrfan 
u clearly know nothing about this game
2020-01-17 22:25
lmao tell me, i just saw his ratings, watched his povs and he still aint with the shitz
2020-01-17 22:59
play with a bad igl once and then you know how good he is
2020-01-17 23:45
#137
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Australia Chereska 
+1
2020-01-18 00:11
+1
2020-01-18 03:57
who was fnatic's igl before golden?
2020-01-21 09:31
#156
DaZeD | 
Turkey qubeKs 
Its because golden plays as a igl. He might have bad stats but it doesn’t mean he doesn’t do any impact for his team. He helps his team by calling strats, giving calls, and making quick decisions. But new fags like don’t even understand cs and then you guys come over here and complain about how someone has bad stats. Pls, for the god sake, learn how the game works before you say someone is terrible.
2020-01-18 04:03
#164
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Brazil cuckoldzera 
IGL is an excuse for bad players 🧐
2020-01-18 06:03
#165
s1mple | 
Romania OMW 
So coldzera is now igl? xD
2020-01-18 07:08
#167
DaZeD | 
Turkey qubeKs 
Haha, that was good one.
2020-01-18 07:43
#168
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Brazil cuckoldzera 
ChoKo is IGL in FaZe
2020-01-18 07:46
#187
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South Africa Jamalen 
lmao
2020-01-18 17:23
#166
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Have you heared about something called IGL ?
2020-01-18 07:32
#171
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Indonesia lumayan 
Im not sure if u watch his povs... yes maybe sometime he is bad when defending sites, but he often make "impact kills" on the T side when entrying with turtle mode strat (when they walk without smoke or flash). U cant compare impact kills to stats brother
2020-01-18 08:31
imagine judging a good IGL by purely stats, you don’t know dick about the upper echelon of CS.
2020-01-19 05:26
LOL u dont know anything kills is not everything in this game
2020-01-18 08:13
#190
Xizt | 
Czech Republic JalaR 
you don't know anything about this game, rofl
2020-01-18 18:47
#85
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
+1 Golden made fnatic great again
2020-01-17 21:31
#2
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Turkey yumurtcan 
mehh
2020-01-17 21:02
Golden: I stay
2020-01-17 22:12
again XD
2020-01-17 21:02
#52
EliGE | 
France GabiteS 
I dislike BR CS but they've won 2 majors dude :')
2020-01-17 21:10
+1
2020-01-17 21:30
plus coldzera got #1 twice i think but once for sure
2020-01-17 21:51
yeah he got it twice 2016 and 17
2020-01-17 21:55
Now -golden +dennis
2020-01-17 22:22
#5
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Portugal SenorOfTruth 
nice
2020-01-17 21:02
Bad choice
2020-01-17 21:02
#47
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United States Bonger 
why? best swedish IGL
2020-01-17 21:10
0/8 He is best Swedish IGL and he did for Fnatic a lot.
2020-01-17 21:10
#87
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
+1
2020-01-17 21:32
unexpected
2020-01-17 21:02
#8
WARDELL | 
Canada ZHF 
Nice!
2020-01-17 21:03
#9
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Korea xtkjdtr01 
Wow... So he cannot leave now... What will happen when he will hit his 40s?
2020-01-17 21:03
he will receive money for free XDXdDdDdDd
2020-01-17 21:05
#31
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Denmark LaqeuZ 
interesting question. i really wanna know the answer lol
2020-01-17 21:05
#115
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Belarus Colwaiting 
Until that moment, he was rented from C9, but now he officially goes in Fnatic, not for a whole life KEKW
2020-01-17 22:08
wow man thanks for clearing up i was a bit confused!!!
2020-01-18 08:49
#160
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United States YANGGANG2020 
he will play on fnatic with f0rest and s1mple jr
2020-01-18 04:56
By permanently signing I think it just means that Golden is no longer tied to Cloud9 and can now form contracts with fnatic. It's a very stupid usage of the word permanent.
2020-01-18 04:59
#195
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United Kingdom woodenHorse 
Can only leave if a team pay the buyout
2020-01-20 13:36
#196
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Korea xtkjdtr01 
no men its pernamently cant u see?
2020-01-20 15:02
#205
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United Kingdom woodenHorse 
There is always a buyout even if it's permanent
2020-01-22 12:06
#10
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Latvia Revelatiombe 
Free money from fnatic to rest of golden's life permamently. 200iq golden
2020-01-17 21:04
Exactly what I thought lol, Golden will be on fnatic for the rest of his life I guess...
2020-01-17 21:05
#114
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Finland Smoonah 
ez $$ now to support opioids
2020-01-17 22:08
nice
2020-01-17 21:03
#12
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United Kingdom VOSSKi 
4ft 11
2020-01-17 21:03
#13
chrisJ | 
Netherlands GODJ69 
Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2020-01-17 21:03
permanently? lol ? nice imagine 70 y.o Fnatic player
2020-01-17 21:03
#15
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United States MeeMz 
-Golden
2020-01-17 21:03
#16
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Poland BAN_ANIME 
gl golden ma boi
2020-01-17 21:03
#17
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
You better give my boy golden the best salary, without him fnatic would've been dead by now
2020-01-17 21:04
#18
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Brazil Collee 
took them long enough lul
2020-01-17 21:04
#159
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World Beard43 
+1
2020-01-18 04:54
#19
Zeus | 
Israel Gigska 
- golden after major
2020-01-17 21:04
#20
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Turkey recoTa 
Good igl He improved himself since FNT Academy
2020-01-17 21:04
Auto noob
2020-01-17 21:04
#22
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Sweden bonisMEN 
GOLDEN SAVED SWEDISH CS TBH
2020-01-17 21:04
GOOD DECISION
2020-01-17 21:05
#25
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Spain elskio 
nice
2020-01-17 21:05
#27
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Japan Fanta_machine 
permanently monkaS
2020-01-17 21:05
#29
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Chile Romanosky 
Finally!
2020-01-17 21:05
#30
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United States sorcrcrc 
i forgot he was on c9
2020-01-17 21:05
And it took you this long? :D Should have signed him earlier. Good for the swedish scene, hope it will fully recover !
2020-01-17 21:06
+1
2020-01-17 21:11
#92
ropz | 
Germany Luqa11 
C9 probably was to greedy
2020-01-17 21:41
nice but I thought they did already xD
2020-01-17 21:06
+1
2020-01-17 21:10
Good IGL Bad riffle sorry
2020-01-17 21:06
+1
2020-01-17 21:22
#109
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
caralho
2020-01-17 21:59
He is a okay aimer/rifler and can step up in important situations, besides he got lots of fire power.
2020-01-18 00:37
#36
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Nice
2020-01-17 21:06
PERMANENTLY? lol so, his contract will never expire?
2020-01-17 21:07
Easy money
2020-01-17 21:09
Poorly worded tbh
2020-01-18 05:18
Free money for C9
2020-01-17 21:07
Not really tbh, they bought him from fnatic? So ± 0
2020-01-18 00:40
#39
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France Guedain 
Wise
2020-01-17 21:07
Hopefully they wont fuck him over so hard lime they did before
2020-01-17 21:07
#41
blameF | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Good
2020-01-17 21:07
#42
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Ukraine ksay 
like till his or fnatic's death??? lmao
2020-01-17 21:08
#44
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India Vik_csgodota2 
What an overrated trash player.
2020-01-17 21:08
dont bench him again!!
2020-01-17 21:10
Great news! Gold luck Golden. The best IGL in Sweden atm.
2020-01-17 21:10
GOD
2020-01-17 21:11
Such a great signup. Best IGL in Sweden without a doubt.
2020-01-17 21:12
#58
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North America yaSquid 
I LOVE YOU GOLDEN!
2020-01-17 21:12
#60
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
#MFGA!!!
2020-01-17 21:13
#61
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Denmark lonnyb 
is everyone really baiting or do they think that signing him permanently means he is playing for them until he dies lmao fucking idiots
2020-01-17 21:13
yeah, im confused too. it only means that he got a contract and is not on loan anymore, right?
2020-01-17 21:17
#70
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Denmark lonnyb 
yes
2020-01-17 21:17
Half baiters, half morons probably lmao.
2020-01-18 00:41
#147
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Sweden iiceiice 
+1 my brother
2020-01-18 01:10
Deserved, great IGL
2020-01-17 21:13
#63
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Germany grimmtz 
Oh at last! The best possible pick-up for Fnatic. #Deserved
2020-01-17 21:14
finally xD
2020-01-17 21:14
#65
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Nice underrated player
2020-01-17 21:15
i hope the comments are trolls.
2020-01-17 21:17
kicked in 6months
2020-01-17 21:16
I stay
2020-01-17 21:18
I was looking for this :D If I didn't see it I was going to type it ;)
2020-01-17 22:06
Bad IGL worst pickup by any team ;/ put pronax as IGL and coach devilwalk and we can see some results on this roster
2020-01-17 21:18
He is a decent igl 0/8 , pronax is retired.
2020-01-18 00:43
#73
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
wasted spot
2020-01-17 21:18
Hope they will treat him better now.
2020-01-17 21:18
#76
Ex6TenZ | 
Chile Zzalb 
Nice Golden_saved_swedishscene
2020-01-17 21:22
#78
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Portugal Drago845 
Nice Move I think, he isnt the best player, but definitely FNATIC grew with him
2020-01-17 21:24
#84
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Germany AdiZen 
Very great igl
2020-01-17 21:31
#90
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Portugal Drago845 
Yeah, saved FNATIC, nice team, nice project Lets see Brollan fkn boosting (in a good way) he is playing wonders
2020-01-17 21:37
2020 is ours bois
2020-01-17 21:26
Golden days
2020-01-17 21:26
#81
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Sweden Mohammedsson 
Well done!
2020-01-17 21:27
#88
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
Best Swedish Player
2020-01-17 21:32
#89
JW | 
Sweden w0nfig1 
great, people who defended xizt can go away now :D
2020-01-17 21:36
#117
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
Golden good but Xizt bestest
2020-01-17 22:12
they should have never removed him. If he keeps improving his fragging and JW finds AWP form they will challenge anyone
2020-01-17 21:37
#93
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
Explain permanently? Until he dies? Until fnatic dies? Until hes kicked?
2020-01-17 21:41
#94
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Russia Slavaa 
Majk <3
2020-01-17 21:41
#95
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Europe NN0ITRA 
Good news, he made this team good again. Seems like a really nice dude as well. Congrats
2020-01-17 21:46
+1 and selim is turkish name :))
2020-01-17 21:46
#108
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
He isn't Turkish though
2020-01-17 21:59
#112
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Ukraine ksay 
he is christian chaldean
2020-01-17 22:05
He is from Iraq
2020-01-18 00:45
#146
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Poland Arknes 
he has Iraq nationality
2020-01-18 01:04
#158
DaZeD | 
Turkey qubeKs 
He is not turkish.
2020-01-18 04:04
2020: FNATIC SIGN GOLDEN PERMANENTLY 2021: FNATIC BENCH GOLDEN
2020-01-17 21:46
0/8
2020-01-17 22:02
#98
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Venezuela CACHi 
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES FINALLY
2020-01-17 21:46
#99
ropz | 
Spain JLenny47 
YES!
2020-01-17 21:46
#100
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United States Sewp 
he stays
2020-01-17 21:46
Expected! Best of Luck in the future!
2020-01-17 21:49
paycheck stealer
2020-01-17 21:50
#106
allu | 
Sweden Draden 
Good move! #GODLEN
2020-01-17 21:55
#107
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
HE STAYS
2020-01-17 21:58
<3
2020-01-17 22:01
good choice!
2020-01-17 22:18
#119
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Spain akproxx 
Best igl and entry in sweden He is now fnatic
2020-01-17 22:20
#120
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Russia ToughGuy 
unexpected!!
2020-01-17 22:21
Good.
2020-01-17 22:23
#124
f0rest | 
United Kingdom Aelin 
about time.
2020-01-17 22:34
#125
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Iceland ashyra 
Took you long enough fnatic. God damn...
2020-01-17 22:51
Good man Golden
2020-01-17 22:55
#127
sh1ro | 
Taiwan Mafuuyu 
golden playing for fnatic in his grave in 2148
2020-01-17 22:55
Katowice 2018 here we go!
2020-01-17 22:57
fnatic top2 navi top1 2020 hf astralis..
2020-01-17 22:57
best igl
2020-01-17 23:18
#132
Jame | 
Russia Yalung 
Permanently? So for all his life ahead?
2020-01-17 23:27
looks like haha
2020-01-18 17:06
#133
Coronaz | 
China orox2 
Nobody: Fnatic: +Golden -Golden +Golden -Golden +Golden -Golden +Golden
2020-01-17 23:43
Their biggest mistake was benching / kicking him. They became 100x worse after his bench/kick every time. I hope they learned their lesson pretty well. Cuz the job he did to them after the last comeback is just more than something... :) Golden is by fact the best IGL in Sweden right now.
2020-01-18 00:31
Maybe they should consider kicking someone else next time.
2020-01-17 23:55
#136
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Sweden DeeColon 
About time
2020-01-17 23:59
What does perm even mean
2020-01-18 00:17
#139
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Other NuyoPKR 
As soon dignitas show up the lineup I m a +fan
2020-01-18 00:20
#148
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
YES
2020-01-18 01:19
The best IGL of Sweeden atm. don't @me with xist and pronax
2020-01-18 01:31
#150
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Brazil Eneas56 
Shouldn't have been kicked in 2018
2020-01-18 01:44
+1
2020-01-18 08:34
Golden GOD mastermind. Well played Fnatic.
2020-01-18 01:45
damn fnatic has a really solid lineup now
2020-01-18 03:00
Wtf he will play csgo till he die?
2020-01-18 03:25
#154
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Malaysia jskhoo 
Hahahahha
2020-01-18 03:54
#157
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Bulgaria Unstopp1bl3 
Golden is the perfect fit for them.
2020-01-18 04:04
Why golden has to show stats when he has JW Brollen and senorvac-floosha
2020-01-18 05:57
#170
ZywOo | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
This team is top 5 if they play their A game. Love Golden, elite IGL for sure.
2020-01-18 08:18
That’s a great move! Good luck, fnatic and golden!
2020-01-18 08:34
Who would think xizt might fix anything for fnatic?
2020-01-18 08:54
How many times He joined and got kicked? Same with xizt
2020-01-18 10:02
king in the north!
2020-01-18 11:22
Nice GL GOLDEN !
2020-01-18 12:19
nice
2020-01-18 13:00
deserved
2020-01-18 13:13
goleden=pronax 2015
2020-01-18 14:03
#183
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
shameful treatment of him whatever you do now
2020-01-18 15:37
IKR he has been so good to them, wins the 2 million in like 2 weeks and then they kick him. teams are so dumb these days
2020-01-18 15:55
#188
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Argentina ivanpb 
Deserved.
2020-01-18 17:46
nice
2020-01-18 18:08
Golden is not that good
2020-01-19 11:58
Welcome bot-decoy! Hahahaha
2020-01-19 20:31
nice top 1
2020-01-20 13:08
19-month long trophyless period lol
2020-01-20 20:02
#199
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Bulgaria Ramky 
golden bot to be kicked ASAP when team downfalls again there used to be time when fnatic were striving for top1 now they strive for staying in top5 Well... :/
2020-01-20 21:57
#201
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Sweden GeT_CoRrEcT 
Just because he's bad on paper doesn't mean he's a bad IGL. He puts himself in uncomfortable spots and actually delivers when needed but most importantly he allows his teammates to perform at their best potentials.
2020-01-21 09:33
#202
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Bulgaria Ramky 
I don't think JW or even Krimz perform at their best with Golden. They were top performers in olofM times
2020-01-21 10:32
#203
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Sweden GeT_CoRrEcT 
It's not the same thing, that was so many years ago and the game, the players and the chemistry has changed in every single team. Golden is definitely not bad.
2020-01-21 10:34
#204
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Bulgaria Ramky 
Yeah - with him the team is a top5 contender. But I want more :P
2020-01-21 10:35
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