Official: ALEX leaves Vitality

Vitality have officially confirmed the departure of Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin on Twitter.

The news confirms Tuesday's report by 1pv.fr, which first revealed that the British player was about to leave Vitality after becoming weary as a result of the relentless travel schedule.

In a separate statement, the in-game leader shared that the team was away from home for 36 weeks last year, which they were hoping to bring down to 22 weeks for 2020. However, with the introduction of BLAST Premier and the ESL Pro Tour, in both of which Vitality are partnered teams, meant that their wish would not come true.

ALEX withdrew himself from the team

As a result, ALEX has left Vitality effective immediately despite offering the team to stay until they find a suitable replacement, with his future in the scene currently being unclear. According to the aforementioned report, the Frenchmen have in LDLC's Ali "⁠hAdji⁠" Haïnouss their top candidate for ALEX's replacement.

The 24-year-old had been part of the organization for over a year after replacing their original in-game leader, Vincent "⁠Happy⁠" Schopenhauer, at the end of 2018. He helped the French side burst onto the top-tier scene in the first half of 2019, when they won cs_summit 4 and ECS Season 7 Finals and placed second at ESL One Cologne, and pick up another runner-up finish and a title at DreamHack Masters Malmö and EPICENTER in the latter half.

The huge blow in the loss of the in-game leader comes at a time when Vitality had already started off the year on the wrong foot with two consecutive bottom-half exits at BLAST Premier and at IEM Katowice. Their next appearance will be in ESL Pro League Season 11, which is set to start on March 16 with the first two groups, while the last two will kick off on March 26, although the distribution hasn't been announced yet.

"Last year we travelled 36 weeks of the year and by July I was struggling to keep up with the intense travelling schedule, coming into this year we wanted to cut that down to 22 weeks (an extra 2.5 months at home)," ALEX said in a Twitlonger statement.

"However the accelerated professionalization of the CS:GO scene, through ESL pro tour & Blast Premier arrivals, changed the ecosystem and we could no longer get down to anywhere near the amount of weeks discussed earlier. That being said, the only logical course of action for me after the year that had just passed was to withdraw myself from the team before becoming too tired to put the necessary work in."

ALEX's departure leaves Vitality with the following quartet in the active lineup:

France Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire
France Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy
France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut
France Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon

France Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam (coach)

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1463
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
805
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
979
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1785
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1750
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.20
#2
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Denmark Veeip
Rip
2020-03-04 20:05
19 replies
What an unusual excuse to leave a team... That basically sets to everybody that he doesnt want to be a professional player anymore, at 24. It seems weird to me. There must be something else behind this decision...
2020-03-04 21:14
18 replies
If you dont enjoy what you are doing. you whould not be doing it? if its work school or cs. if you dont want to do it. find something else
2020-03-04 21:20
6 replies
actually if i need to choose between having the chance of making myself a good life even after my job carreer with the more money i made in a job i may dislike and a job i like i wouldnt take the job i like especially not after being safe in the first job with more oppertunities honestly... and i have the situation for myself actually so i kinda know what im talking about
2020-03-04 21:29
5 replies
So u would prefer to be misrable for the next 5-10 years for a salary that wont last the rst of your life?
2020-03-04 21:41
3 replies
what u think alex got for an education ... sorry i dont think he will earn sth just a bit comparable to vitality lol ... and i see this even when i only earn 1k more in my job than i would in my dream job
2020-03-04 22:15
2 replies
Never said he would. But you dont make enough money on cs so you got enough for your entire life. So basicly if he dosent enjoy to play/travel that much.. then he has alot of time to find a job he likes.
2020-03-04 23:00
But money is not everything u need at all....mb he wants to settle down, found a family....u dont need loads of money to be happy +If he choses to retire/ step back a bit he could still work as an analyst or even as an igl for lower tier teams that offer him a good salary and dont attend that many events. A cs pros life isbnot everyones life...u gotta sacrifice a lot but most ppl only look at the fact that they make good money and play their favourite game all day
2020-03-05 07:22
And you are the generic retard that complains about working 40 years at a job they hate and dies unhappy. You have no idea what you are talking about you just pretend you are ok with being miserable.
2020-03-04 21:51
Yeah, this is exactly what it feels like. The dude was playing so good, clutching and leading his team to gr8 results as an IGL, making French CS look nice again. Some untold social issues could be the reason he left. You have to think about it as a few times ago, NBK was kicked without no proper reason ! It has to be a chemistry problem.
2020-03-04 21:25
5 replies
playing so good? clutching and leading his team to gr8 results? French cs looking good? When?
2020-03-04 21:44
3 replies
2 replies
lol ecs finals with shit teams and asstralis who didnt give a shit about it... 5-8th at starladder is not a good showing...lost to avangar, and got 2-0'd by ence. decent showing at esl cologne but obvious fluke...
2020-03-04 23:50
1 reply
Compare french cs 2018 with 2019....bells ringing americano?
2020-03-05 07:23
#346
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United States 1nsaneMe
This was all zywoo mens
2020-03-05 03:35
i also thnk so, its the same if the pro dancer who was doing that for 10 years said hmm i do not really like dancing
2020-03-04 21:42
I worked in fly in fly out construction job on a 4 and 1 roster for 2 years straight. 10 weeks at home in a year, money was great but I wanted to quit on so many occasions that money wasn't didn't matter anymore. I see where he's coming from home and family are essential .
2020-03-04 21:43
3 replies
+1
2020-03-05 07:24
Makes lot of sense... but I still cant believe 100%. Building a life where you can live by playing a game you love, earning a real good money, being recognized worldwide, having the chance to make your name unforgettable in the scene.. Of course there is the negative side of all of that, the fact of being away from home for such a long time, but you won't (probably) have a career that will last more than 10 years in this "crazy schedule". You can take that. Lets see if something comes out in the next few weeks.
2020-03-05 15:13
1 reply
I agree on that sentiment that its a once in a life time opportunity. But just not for him maybe, you either have it or you don't.
2020-03-06 11:16
Expected
2020-03-04 20:05
1 reply
RIP my favorite active player and second favorite player of all time... I followed his ascent from Melty Esport Club onwards, and it was amazing watching him grow into (imo) one of the top IGLs in CS:GO. We'll miss you ALEX <3
2020-03-05 12:02
F
2020-03-04 20:05
Good for him
2020-03-04 20:05
f
2020-03-04 20:05
#7
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Argentina Chief02
wow sad news
2020-03-04 20:05
lmao rip vitality
2020-03-04 20:07
Rip
2020-03-04 20:05
#10
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Europe vacban
RIP zywoo
2020-03-04 20:05
RIP UK only mantuu left
2020-03-04 20:05
12 replies
#149
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Pakistan LoOuU2
God Smooya ?!?!
2020-03-04 20:52
11 replies
#182
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Nigeria Evaded
he's wasting his time in a tier 4 na team
2020-03-04 21:15
10 replies
+1
2020-03-04 21:17
#207
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Pakistan LoOuU2
thats the thing , guy deserves better
2020-03-04 21:31
8 replies
+1
2020-03-04 21:55
Who smooya? No he doesn’t deserve any better than what he has and honestly he doesn’t even deserve that.
2020-03-04 22:19
6 replies
#259
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Pakistan LoOuU2
but y
2020-03-04 22:34
5 replies
He just doesn’t have the mind strength for top tier, he tilts super fast and is toxic as fuck. Honestly I’m surprised he even got picked up by anyone after big, his mental state was gone. Who knows maybe he’s getting better, he has some skill don’t get me wrong it’s just everything else is hella lacking. Just having aim won’t get you threw top tier cs, you got to have personality, mental strength and a team that likes to be around you. Every team he’s been on he’s like the black sheep, maybe it’s different on chaos right now
2020-03-05 02:40
4 replies
Story of simple tbh...just that his Skill ceiling is higher
2020-03-05 07:25
1 reply
Yea way higher only reason he got a second chance and he made good with it and I’m glad. Dude is a fucking beast
2020-03-05 13:45
#400
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i get what you are saying , but his interview upon joining Chaos hinted towards him getting a better attitude at the game and who knows , he might get on the straight line for the sake of his career. I personally believe the guy is actually a great awper but i do agree that not having a positive mindset would get you anywhere.
2020-03-05 11:19
1 reply
I honestly hope it works out for him, I don’t wish any illwill against him or anyone. I like to see everyone succeed honestly, just hope he stays on a good path and gets a second chance. He’s just gunna have to earn it work super hard and keep his nose to the grind stone
2020-03-05 13:47
Sad, good Luck in ur life :D
2020-03-04 20:06
RIP UK
2020-03-04 20:06
KeKW disband vitality
2020-03-04 20:06
Rip
2020-03-04 20:06
Alex is racist
2020-03-04 20:06
Good
2020-03-04 20:06
#18
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Finland Emvi
Sad. I hope he doesn't regret this in the future
2020-03-04 20:06
Nice post info XD
2020-03-04 20:06
F
2020-03-04 20:06
probably has rich parents lol
2020-03-04 20:06
22 replies
Dude is rich himself at this point
2020-03-04 20:07
21 replies
#142
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United States stotte
Who knew travel was so bad that someone would throw away such a life changing opportunity because its so stressful.
2020-03-04 20:49
20 replies
Sounds a lot more like laziness than stress. But I mean, if you're well off and it's interfering with your personal life (Mb doesn't see gf as much or something?) then no point in doing something you'd rather not.
2020-03-04 20:58
19 replies
that isnt laziness i dont know many jobs that make you leave home for a little less 4/5 of the year imagine playing like that for 2-3 years what life do you have left outside of (work) because thats how pros treat it 7-8 hrs a day playing and working on your game yes it is a great job i would love being in his shoes but maybe he just misses life before when he wasn't traveling the world all year i bet that life is pretty hectic
2020-03-04 21:25
18 replies
A lot of people travel for work, in fact the higher your pay the more relative it becomes. Putting aside the fact he has his dream job which most people do not, it sounds like he just doesn't want to put in the work. Traveling is part of his job, the pay off is playing a video game, seeing the world, as well working out of home when he isn't travelling. He comes off overly privileged complaining he doesn't spend enough time at home, when in reality these are 1 week long trips once a month. It's not like he is forced to leave home 4-5 months straight at a time. He doesn't have his own children whom he would be missing time with. It's a clear cut case of not wanting to put in the work. Hence laziness.
2020-03-04 22:52
12 replies
At this point, it's not complains anymore, he made is decision, so it's just a piece of explanation. And you're not in ALEX's shoes, so what you're talking about is irrelevant. No one knows all reasons which pushed him to quite CS pro scene except himself. Make such a decision, at his level and that early in his carrer which was on the right path, shows more courage than lazyness imo. Stop being a toxic judgmental prick men((.
2020-03-05 00:04
11 replies
I'm basing my opinion from his direct quote. He admits that he isn't willing to do the work. Whatever the reasons might be, he himself stated that as the main cause. Get his balls out of your mouth, it's not a good look.
2020-03-05 01:08
10 replies
Expected.
2020-03-05 03:45
Dont believe everything in the internet🤦‍♂️
2020-03-05 07:28
not everyone travels for work, only if you are working with a international company. Another thing you said is , its not like they're gone for 4-5 months at a time but they are 36/52 weeks of the year they are traveling to compete or out from home. This all being said Alex can play his same csgo from behind his desk at home so whatever his decision is with the future i think we should all respect that.
2020-03-05 14:26
7 replies
I already said, if that's not what he wants to do and isn't in need of financial support then he shouldn't bother with doing what makes him unhappy. But I absolutely do not have to respect that, nor does anyone else (99% of this community would love to be in his shoes). So if you choose to respect laziness and privilege that's your prerogative, but you along with the other commenters replying to me shouldn't be telling people how to feel and what to respect.
2020-03-05 18:57
6 replies
im saying respect his decision because (you're) not in his shoes and dont know what options he has who knows maybe hes not done with csgo for forever things happen in peoples life who knows what personal reasons it was from but dont just say he is lazy because it could be 100 things so calm down bro hahaha
2020-03-05 19:07
Never told you how to feel, I'm telling you not to judge. People's life are more complex than a simple statement.
2020-03-05 20:15
4 replies
"Stop being a toxic judgmental prick men((." "i think we should all respect that." Direct quotes from both of you either telling me how to feel or telling me what to do. Thanks Dr. Phil the hypocrite
2020-03-05 20:24
3 replies
You're obviously good at quoting people, I give you that but again, how can you judge someone's decisions/actions when you barely know a quarter of the truth?
2020-03-06 00:09
2 replies
You should be capable of answering that yourself, since you see it fit to tell others how to feel and act based off a few comments. Is the irony shining through? Everyone is entitled to make their own opinion. I'm basing mine off the information provided directly from ALEX himself. The thesis of your argument is based on pure speculation, without any information at all. The scenarios you laid out are possible, but the scenario I laid out is possible as well. The difference being is that the guy admits that his job has too much travel, hence he is not willing to do the work. What is the basis of your opinion other than pure imagination? This is honestly a waste of time on my part, you make things up to suite your narrative, then when proven wrong with direct quotes you change the subject. You've both been hypocrites the entire time yet fail to see it. Just because you want your opinion to be true, doesn't make someone else's wrong. You need to learn to be objective, and take things at face value. Have a good one.
2020-03-06 00:28
1 reply
Of course you can make your opinion and express it, but anyone else can react to what you said and tell you you might be wrong. "The thesis of your argument is based on pure speculation, without any information at all." that is a nice thing to say but what are you specifically talking about? What thesis, what argument? You're scenario could be possible that's for sure, but you said "It's a clear cut case of not wanting to put in the work. Hence laziness." a comment where you didn't leave any space for doubts letting people think your scenario was the only one plausible. On the other hand I said it "shows more courage than lazyness imo". You can notice I used the acronym "imo" to stress that's my personnal opinion and that I may be wrong because I don't know all the facts that led Alex to make such a decision. It doesn't matter to me to be right or wrong because I don't know enough to pretend to be right unlike you. I'm not changing subject, I still think your comment was judgemental and will keep asking you the same question until you dare to answer. How can you judge someone's decisions/actions when you barely know a quarter of the truth? "You need to learn to be objective, and take things at face value" that's probably the only interesting thing you said in this very long argument. You should start following your own advice and stop accusing people of being hypocrite. Is the irony shining through?
2020-03-06 01:15
Watch at S1mple pro since 16. he has his brother around him but already said he dumped many GF cuz they were in the way for his csgo career. He makes only one time in a year 1 week holidays. It pays off for him in terms of money. I guess he gets the most money as a single player in csgo. With AMD , Nike etc as sponsorship. At the end of his career, he is for sure a millionaire. But for his life outside of csgo not much. eSports means sacrfices when you will stay at top. Kuro in Dota already won 6 Million € and still Dota is his life. Maybe because he doesn't know what to do without it. Thats the thing with people that work really hard. You make sacrifices a lot. But to give up after not being really great successfull is lazyiness or he got a better job...
2020-03-04 23:43
4 replies
Maybe ALEX has to deal with a burn out or sees it coming. Maybe he's disgusted of the pro scene. Maybe he's tired of travelling or maybe he's tired of shox/apex performances. Maybe he wants to study to avoid to become a braindead CS pro player like s1mple or maybe he's lazy. Maybe he's working for the MI6 now. Maybe he's more of a sendentary than a nomad. Maybe he wants to become a film director or a carpenter. Maybe his gf is pregnant or maybe he's just scared of the coronavirus. Maybe he thinks he has enough savings to do something more interesting of his life than playing a video game. Maybe...
2020-03-05 00:37
2 replies
I totally understand if he wants to quit. But I wonder how he got so good and so successful without a passion for cs.
2020-03-05 09:36
1 reply
What tells you he didn't/doesn't have a passion for CS?
2020-03-05 17:34
I can totally understand alex....if its not what he wants to do with his life he should quit....why do ppl complain so much.... at least he made a decision instead of staying in the scene for more years doing sth he doesnt enjoy and ofc performing worse and worse cause of that....
2020-03-05 07:31
Vitality top 30 inc.
2020-03-04 20:07
R.I.P Vitality
2020-03-04 20:07
+Smithzz or Ex6tenz just for fun as adding Sunny or staying in VP like Qikert did.
2020-03-04 20:07
F
2020-03-04 20:07
F
2020-03-04 20:07
Brexit is real...
2020-03-04 20:07
expected
2020-03-04 20:08
Bye, wont miss that toxic retard
2020-03-04 20:08
wow
2020-03-04 20:08
expected
2020-03-04 20:08
#37
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Peru devbot
Alex saved himself. Now save zywoo
2020-03-04 20:08
2 replies
+1
2020-03-05 07:31
actually kinda worried for zywoo now lmao, like where the fuck is he supposed to go now
2020-03-05 15:10
Mentally weak pussy
2020-03-04 20:08
12 replies
Actually he is alpha Chad as fuck, doing what he wants even tho everyone expected/wanted him to continue.
2020-03-04 20:55
5 replies
Nah. Ending career for a pussy ,beta male
2020-03-05 04:37
4 replies
No point in arguinf with someone like u i guess....mb some day u will understand his decision...
2020-03-05 07:32
3 replies
why you texted me that bullshit?
2020-03-06 02:57
2 replies
If youd be smart ud know man
2020-03-07 10:37
1 reply
Yeah ,right
2020-03-07 19:55
> not spending 4/5 of the year with your GF > "mentally weak pussy" lmao 9 year old detected
2020-03-04 21:43
5 replies
Don't start a pro gamer career if you're scared to be far from mama too often. He should have just stayed in his bedroom and play Faceit like the fucking weeb he is
2020-03-04 22:28
3 replies
Are you raging because he "betrayed" Vitality?? Typical 9 year old deluded fan, go back to watch Gotaga play Fortnite reatrd.
2020-03-04 22:37
2 replies
Lmao no, it's the exact opposite. I'm a grown up who knows what it's like to work, including abroad, and earn his money. How many people work abroad, far from home, for a muuuuuch lower salary to be able to provide for their family and make their children's future better ? I've been working in Irak these past few years, in the oil and gas industry, with people from all over the world who could see their children 5 days a years and were working their ass off in the worst environment because life's not always easy. So seeing a 24 years old saying "it's really unacceptable to be far from my girlfriend 50% of the time, traveling the world, doing the job I dreamt about, for 30k€ a month, i'm going back to mama" makes me laugh. I don' t give a single fuck about Vitality so calm down kiddo, go play LoL if you're a fanboy.
2020-03-05 10:41
1 reply
working in middle east LUL
2020-03-05 15:12
You Americans a biggest pussy ,not surprised about your comment. Fuck everything ,you just want pussy
2020-03-05 04:36
#39
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Ukraine ksay
rip
2020-03-04 20:08
#41
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Poland SebL
Save ZywOo. Good move from ALEX.
2020-03-04 20:08
6 replies
You mean like they saved Willy? , Zywoo is too fat to make that jump like Willy did in the movie Free Willy, Willy is a whale, zywoo just look like a whale youtu.be/vIzQyskCEPs
2020-03-04 20:28
5 replies
#122
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Poland SebL
like wtf.
2020-03-04 20:40
1 reply
:D
2020-03-04 20:46
What the actual fuck
2020-03-04 21:03
1 reply
:D
2020-03-04 21:11
#441
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Indonesia lumayan
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
2020-03-06 00:10
#42
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Russia amc20
+kqly
2020-03-04 20:09
Vitality to minors and MDL
2020-03-04 20:09
#44
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Ukraine Najara
+scream
2020-03-04 20:09
1 reply
+1
2020-03-06 11:53
#45
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Serbia Jnordz
UK CS SO BAAADDDD, BACK TO TIER 8 ALL OF YOU, smooya decent tho
2020-03-04 20:09
5 replies
just join EG instead of Stanislaw
2020-03-04 20:09
3 replies
+1, upgrade
2020-03-04 20:48
2 replies
#144
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United States stotte
Peekers Advantage when? I know youre his alt account
2020-03-04 20:50
1 reply
shhhhhh
2020-03-04 22:22
"bruh"
2020-03-04 20:22
#47
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Brazil 1930
sad :( best of luck ALEX
2020-03-04 20:10
Sad...GGWP GL further.
2020-03-04 20:10
0iq never will get on a good team again
2020-03-04 20:10
damn i'm sad... I wish him the best <3
2020-03-04 20:11
rip vitality
2020-03-04 20:11
#52
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Denmark valt3rr
Vitality can't win anything without ALEX lmao
2020-03-04 20:11
16 replies
They literally won something before he came but you forgot it like you forgot your team didn't make playoffs for 11 months
2020-03-04 20:18
12 replies
They didnt win any tournaments before Alex, not sure what you are on about
2020-03-04 20:28
11 replies
They won dreamhack open atlanta with happy, checking would have been quicker than posting your reply btw
2020-03-04 20:36
10 replies
Dreamhack open OMEGALUL
2020-03-04 20:53
2 replies
Cringe
2020-03-04 21:28
hahaha, actual lvl for fake top1
2020-03-05 01:25
DHO so relevant that HLTV didnt even put a badge on teams profile KEKW
2020-03-05 04:54
6 replies
You know what the meaning of "anything" is ,right?
2020-03-05 10:06
5 replies
Yes, a DHO doesn't fall under that category.
2020-03-05 19:50
4 replies
i dont think you understand what anything means. a pile of shit can fall under that category. study english
2020-03-05 22:31
3 replies
I've studied English enough. Im just saying that a DHO in a top tier means nothing. Look at North, they occasionally have won a DHO, but they suck against tier 1 and even tier 2 teams.
2020-03-06 05:06
2 replies
well clearly you didnt study hard enough
2020-03-06 06:57
1 reply
Ok mens, whatever you say
2020-03-06 08:26
you mix alex and zywoo ; lmao, they only win when zywoo carry, it dosen t matetr who is in the team , you could be there as well
2020-03-04 21:29
2 replies
#239
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Denmark valt3rr
Zywoo might be good... But he can't carry a team of without a bit lf help. And they will never get a better igl than ALEX
2020-03-04 22:16
#313
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Indonesia rareguy
Remember the last time you put all 5 superstars in one team? Yeah, Faze remembers.
2020-03-04 23:57
Hahhahahahah pussy
2020-03-04 20:12
"coming into this year we wanted to cut that down to 22 weeks (an extra 2.5 months at home)," what a fucking lazy asshole LOL, hope he never gets into a tier1 team ever again
2020-03-04 20:12
6 replies
#79
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India Women
Imagine being exhausted from travelling and playing video games for a living ahahaha
2020-03-04 20:23
1 reply
Maybe try the lifestyle before judging?? Or maybe you have no talent so just don't talk.
2020-03-04 22:39
+1 haha so true, maybe that's why astralis was best team for so long - a lot of pros behave like amateurs and crying about jet lags/busy schedules etc.
2020-03-04 20:31
2 replies
I mean unless you live that lifestyle I don't think you can judge. Granted though, that stepping down from the team wasn't his best decision. He could have just benched himself for the time being like Dennis did on NIP until he was ready to come back. I could totally understand how flying all around the world and playing csgo in high pressure environments could be exhausting mentally. At the same time though this is his job and if he's not commited to doing it he should either find a different game, or go down another career path
2020-03-04 20:43
?? astralis literally stopped turning up to tournaments because they were travelling too much
2020-03-05 01:44
Lmao have you ever been a pro traveling 80% of the year? How can you judge then?
2020-03-04 22:40
Sad!
2020-03-04 20:12
ez 4 the best igl shox +smithzz incomming
2020-03-04 20:13
#57
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Panama FUN4ENCE
RIP Vitality
2020-03-04 20:14
#58
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Sweden Zolity
woah
2020-03-04 20:14
PepeHands
2020-03-04 20:14
What ecosystem is he talking about
2020-03-04 20:14
hahahahahahahhaahaha
2020-03-04 20:14
Notice how he doesn't mention Nbk in his tweetlonger
2020-03-04 20:15
will be very suprised if they massively improve by kicking one player, the core of rpk, apex and shox is incredibly weak.
2020-03-04 20:16
3 replies
Who kicked who
2020-03-04 20:33
2 replies
They wanted to kick zywoo's fat ass and they did but the kicker lost his leg, the leg got stucked in zywoo's ass so they had to cut it off,his ass is now digesting the leg, very sad story :'(
2020-03-04 21:06
1 reply
haha so funny
2020-03-04 21:38
#65
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Argentina yoKex
God roster : f0rest, Zywoo, S1mple, Niko, electronic.
2020-03-04 20:16
7 replies
-niko +ropz
2020-03-04 20:23
3 replies
niko<ropz<NiKo
2020-03-04 22:30
1 reply
ropz < Niko ? i dont think so, ropz more disciplined and smart player
2020-03-05 01:27
#383
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Finland N1ggers
Niko >>>>>>>>>>> ropz
2020-03-05 08:01
Zywoo, s1mple, elec, flusha & brollan
2020-03-04 20:33
2 replies
no IGL 0iq roster
2020-03-04 20:52
1 reply
flusha my friend
2020-03-05 12:59
#66
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Poland Cryzilian
RIP
2020-03-04 20:16
majer when?
2020-03-04 20:18
Good luck with shox igl vitality!
2020-03-04 20:20
1 reply
It's a sarcasm or what
2020-03-04 20:27
#72
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Sweden swedz4
rekt
2020-03-04 20:21
bodyy pls
2020-03-04 20:22
rip :(
2020-03-04 20:22
#75
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Hungary Glng
KEKW
2020-03-04 20:22
+1
2020-03-04 20:22
french ppl are racists, kicking a british guy kekw maybe ALEX will go to smooya team
2020-03-04 20:24
Kicking NBK seems like a dumb move now that ALEX cannot handle the tournament schedule. Nice move screwing over French CS lol
2020-03-04 20:24
F :/ GL ALEX
2020-03-04 20:24
ALEX good but not best. JW best
2020-03-04 20:24
1 reply
JW bestest
2020-03-04 22:41
He won't have any opportunity to be relevant in csgo ever again, 0IQ
2020-03-04 20:24
#85
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Portugal joaosenra
OMG SHOX IGL IS COMMING RIP VITALITY SOMEONE SAVE ZYWOO PLZ
2020-03-04 20:26
what fuck
2020-03-04 20:26
#88
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Mongolia k0ng0
F
2020-03-04 20:26
UK CS ?
2020-03-04 20:26
hello, it's shox, your favourite IGL here!
2020-03-04 20:27
now invite ScreaM
2020-03-04 20:28
This is so anti climactic,the team might just blow up with this
2020-03-04 20:28
Join Endpoint and go full brittish
2020-03-04 20:28
#97
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
Finally!!!
2020-03-04 20:28
bb salty englishman)))
2020-03-04 20:29
#99
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Poland Crai9Xen
Rip
2020-03-04 20:29
rip...brexit
2020-03-04 20:29
No respect for this decision.
2020-03-04 20:29
RIP, was the 2nd most consistent player in Vitality, its all downhill from here on now
2020-03-04 20:29
Better be ScreaM
2020-03-04 20:30
so whats the real reason? is it cause his gf misses him too much or what
2020-03-04 20:30
#107
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Poland BAN_ANIME
zywoo shox jeyn fearoth +igl maybe davidp 1 star, 2 youngsters, 1 veteran
2020-03-04 20:32
Vitality is probably dead Zywoo will end up leaving They'll bench the other 3, probably keep XTQZZZ since he's a good coach and come back with a new international team Hopefully ALEX will replace Mightymax on Endpoint, that's definitely a less busy schedule and there are some good players on that team, he could do well with them.
2020-03-04 20:33
#111
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Croatia Netkov
weak
2020-03-04 20:33
#113
steel | 
Other ToRu
FaZe Zywoo -Coldzera full EU
2020-03-04 20:35
#114
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France FanchD
Vitality is dead
2020-03-04 20:35
something smell fishy !!! i think it's not the real reason
2020-03-04 20:36
#116
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Estonia Mrkruvi
Poor Alex(
2020-03-04 20:36
cry baby holy fuck
2020-03-04 20:36
Get Davidp, he was doing good in Heretics before getting snaked by kio & co.
2020-03-04 20:37
Hmm Yeh lets bench our IGL so we can get more firepower sounds good top20
2020-03-04 20:38
1 reply
Read the articles instead of saying crap.
2020-03-04 22:09
Isn't this the guy that got salty after losing to coL and also salty after Liquid's dominant run and just hoping that the player break would wreck them?
2020-03-04 20:39
hard gamer life omegagigaLUL
2020-03-04 20:40
#124
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Croatia Makz_CRO
- pro cs go player - less travel pick one Also, why would ALEX go play for Endpoint for a shit salary and basically no winnings since the team will never achieve anything?
2020-03-04 20:42
2 replies
Fix online cs for free money instead of trying hard
2020-03-05 13:32
1 reply
#413
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Croatia Makz_CRO
You drunk bro? What are you even talking about?
2020-03-05 13:42
WHat should say mechanics from Formula 1 for example, which they work 20 hours per for the car and constructing garage, and have 21 races per year, travel all the world and rest only august and for christmas. And they get like 5000 - 6000 $ per month.
2020-03-04 20:41
rip Vitality
2020-03-04 20:42
F
2020-03-04 20:43
#129
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Chile nachooww
rip zywoo
2020-03-04 20:43
+happy or neo
2020-03-04 20:44
F, RIP
2020-03-04 20:44
f zywoo
2020-03-04 20:45
Who came !
2020-03-04 20:46
Respect him for prioritizing himself/his family. However, if he wants to return to CS then he will have to remain in low tier local teams
2020-03-04 20:46
zywoo + international team incoming after majors Mark my words
2020-03-04 20:47
Totally nothing to do with SOX the most toxic player in French CS joining the team.
2020-03-04 20:47
money isn't everything, but it's still a shame
2020-03-04 20:47
F
2020-03-04 20:49
Why didn’t he just stay for a couple of years and then lived the rest of his live with a big bank account and limitless of free time
2020-03-04 20:49
1 reply
Coz toxic banquettes kicked him
2020-03-04 21:45
Incoming ScreaM #SuperSayian 😂
2020-03-04 20:50
1 reply
E vertet shqipe
2020-03-04 21:02
now get a normal job with low salary and cry again.....homesick? ok, but u are getting paid so much dude...can't understand.
2020-03-04 20:50
K
2020-03-04 20:51
#152
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Brazil noc4b
No one cares
2020-03-04 20:54
#156
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Australia popoto
NICE DISBAND AND ZYWOO TO FAZE
2020-03-04 20:57
in other words: hes having a burn out.
2020-03-04 20:58
1 reply
#220
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Switzerland Juuzou_
In other words; he’s a cuck
2020-03-04 21:44
#159
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Belarus jugadorJJ
So sad, but this is just a game. Gl Alex. Keep your head up keep your heart strong. Peace.
2020-03-04 20:59
f
2020-03-04 20:59
DOes this guy know that "normal" people work 11 months a year ? good luck tho
2020-03-04 20:59
3 replies
Usually you come back home the night after your worK
2020-03-04 21:05
2 replies
Usually you don't get paid even a third of what hes getting paid
2020-03-05 13:01
1 reply
Some people prefer stability and be with his love ones than more and more money.
2020-03-05 13:51
0 IQ back to british minimum wage KEKW
2020-03-04 20:59
super sad
2020-03-04 21:01
Rip Vitality
2020-03-04 21:01
Ultimate cuck if because of gf
2020-03-04 21:03
Sad
2020-03-04 21:06
It’s all coming up Happy
2020-03-04 21:09
Wow unexpected Vitality tier 3 incoming
2020-03-04 21:10
GL
2020-03-04 21:13
Fazeup
2020-03-04 21:14
Help me, G2-Kenobi. You're my only hope...
2020-03-04 21:14
they need to kick sedEX now
2020-03-04 21:16
Respect but I feel like this is a waste of opportunity. But we don't know how much pressure his brain & body had to endure so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. GL :) Hoping Davidp will join them, since he proved he is a good IGL.
2020-03-04 21:19
wtf
2020-03-04 21:20
Great IGL! I hope him only the best a best for the future.
2020-03-04 21:21
Finally
2020-03-04 21:23
Goto Faze
2020-03-04 21:23
#194
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Japan Inlivino
low mentality, this just like said he doesn't want to be top tier CS team.
2020-03-04 21:24
vitality top 30 confirmed
2020-03-04 21:26
OG.NBK- -> Vitality.NBK- Vitality.NBK- -> NBK- Vitality.shox -> shox happy -> Vitality.happy Sixer -> Vitality.Sixer shox -> OG.shox OG.Aleksib -> ENCE.Aleksib ENCE.suNny -> OG.suNny
2020-03-04 21:26
1 reply
#325
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Brazil Elakk
What
2020-03-05 00:40
+screaM
2020-03-04 21:28
hadji have trouble fragging vs tier 3 plz not hadji even if he can do decent.. vitality need someone like zywoo or at least decent to frag for apex and shox, look at navi.. without firepower they did nothing .. vitality is like navi with zeus and edward... bring young talents insteed.. experience is overated in cs go.. it s just about clicking headshot and game sense look at zywoo
2020-03-04 21:35
#208
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United Kingdom sslemons
Highlight from his twitlonger: "I would like to thank Dan, Cédric, Richard, Mathieu, manager Matthieu, assistant coach Mathieu, and my brother Mathieu.
2020-03-04 21:31
3 replies
:DDDDDDD
2020-03-04 22:29
Mathieu Péché and assistant coach idk who he is, but logic.
2020-03-04 22:45
#382
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Australia SUNSPY
Also fuck that Mathieu guy and NBK
2020-03-05 07:56
toxic shox confirmed
2020-03-04 21:43
#219
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Switzerland Juuzou_
Unreal. So somehow shox is gonna be IGLING again..? He wormed himself up to igl again apparently. I liked shox, but this is total BS. Dude needs to look in a mirror
2020-03-04 21:43
1 reply
He knows hes sexy already.
2020-03-04 22:57
Vitality is tier 2 from this moment. Alex was the only one bright spot in this garbage team. I wish good luck to Alex. Hope u will find your team bro
2020-03-04 21:44
Second worst roster move in 2019 /2020
2020-03-04 21:48
now kick RPK a.k.a RUIM PRA KARALHO
2020-03-04 21:56
bring shoxy back
2020-03-04 21:57
#231
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Finland klopali
ALEX 200iq dodging corona, all those airports, crowds and travel all other pros gonna get it lol
2020-03-04 22:02
Pffff, typical brit, too delicate to travel? small girl, go cry alex
2020-03-04 22:04
expected from brit
2020-03-04 22:06
#235
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Serbia Bazy200
brexit
2020-03-04 22:06
#237
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World Beard43
A much needed change but awkward timing, I'm to see how this pans out for Vitality.
2020-03-04 22:15
I guess the honeymoon is over.
2020-03-04 22:21
Whyyyyyyyy 😢😢😢
2020-03-04 22:24
Shox destroys yet another team
2020-03-04 22:25
1 reply
Shox has nothing to do in this.
2020-03-04 22:38
#260
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Brazil hugoooo
What a pussy LMAO Deserves to go back to tier 3
2020-03-04 22:35
He offered to stay until a replacement was found but, they said nah gtfo.. goddamn that’s cold
2020-03-04 22:37
1 reply
No, they asked if he could stay until the replacement is found, HE didn't want to do it.
2020-03-05 09:45
uk cs dead
2020-03-04 22:40
so...they want hAdji instead of screaM? or can shox backstab apex to bring in screaM??
2020-03-04 22:46
mibr ALEX
2020-03-04 22:48
Those saying he is a crying bitch, have you ever lived the lifestyle of a professional player, with all the travel, pressure and hate from you retards try harding faceit level 7 thinking you will one day go pro?? He obviously burned out last year and would rather end his career than endanger his health. Most respectable decision ever to put a cross on the high salary and backup of an org. Now he can probably make a living out of streaming. GL HF IN LIFE ALEX!!!
2020-03-04 22:49
3 replies
+infinite
2020-03-04 23:02
#295
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Russia pizdekt
best comm)
2020-03-04 23:14
+9999 but they wouldnt read this. Because they are retarded
2020-03-06 02:54
#276
cyx | 
South Africa bonkaz
Anybody who's talking shit now never HAD to travel abroad for longer periods of time. It's draining. Sure, you see the world and shit, he probably earned a shit load of cash. But it's challenging and money's not everything. Family, friends... just being at home. Money's not worth fucking up you mental health if it's too draining for you. But kids will understand one day.
2020-03-04 22:50
A Bot has left the game...
2020-03-04 22:51
1 reply
but 5 bots from bibr still can't left
2020-03-05 01:34
#279
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Denmark rEkZA
I'm overwhelmed by people saying he's lazy and a bitch for not wanting to travel that much. They haven't got a fucking clue how the lifestyle is. Hope ALEX carries on playing in a team that doesn't want to travel all the time... He's a beast.
2020-03-04 22:53
WHAT? Ok i understand his reasoning but thats still unexpected
2020-03-04 22:55
Welcome ScreaM
2020-03-04 22:56
Don't believe the publicity, truth is he's avoiding Corona virus
2020-03-04 22:57
Must be the worst to be so much with 4 baguettes. Alex will find another team soon!
2020-03-04 23:00
On answer to this is for teams to have a roster of 6 players. This would have the additional benefit of covering illnesses or other unavailability. Downsides of course such as changing in-team dynamics depending who was playing. Also prize money gets diluted.
2020-03-04 23:03
Before you guys judge him, have you considered there is more to the story? Maybe he was tired of travelling that much while not seeing any improvement from players such as apex and shox, who makes so many basic mistakes it actually hurts to watch their games.
2020-03-04 23:04
Happy was never IGL
2020-03-04 23:13
#297
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Japan chanse
Alex: Let me go home, I miss my mother.
2020-03-04 23:20
And just like that, UK scene ceases to exist
2020-03-04 23:25
Burn out...
2020-03-04 23:30
Bring back happy
2020-03-04 23:34
best wishes in life after cs, sorry for toxic :(
2020-03-04 23:39
imagine apex as a igl ? the guy with zero timing, zero game sense, and who make low iq play, if it s true he get igl , i wanna see that
2020-03-04 23:44
Happy will take care of the team and make it a top 1 contender vs Navi
2020-03-04 23:46
happy is not the solution, even if he bring maybe more firepower than apex and shox
2020-03-04 23:48
most of you guys never leave the house and are trying to talk shit LOL never mind knowing what its like to travel all year, in and out of hotels, away from friends and girlfriend and practice 6+ hours a day. More and more teams are cutting down tournaments to avoid this
2020-03-04 23:55
#316
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France Conterob
amen
2020-03-05 00:02
Zywoo and Alex should be in an international roster together now
2020-03-05 00:11
#322
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Australia Ghoti
OMEGALUL FRENCH CS IS GONNA GO BACK DOWN FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS
2020-03-05 00:12
#324
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Romania FaZe_NBK
France needs new superteam Zywoo kennyS shox Jackz Amanek
2020-03-05 00:33
2 replies
Shox Superteam Pick one
2020-03-05 15:23
S H OMEGALUL X
2020-03-06 02:55
Many people forgot about devoduvek in Misfits and was actually a really good player along with amanek and now they take tier5 player hadji, c'monn
2020-03-05 00:40
#327
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Argentina XaiDN
Weird
2020-03-05 00:44
F
2020-03-05 01:19
-Alex +Scream +Headshot machine +top-1 spot
2020-03-05 01:58
does that mean he wanna retire?
2020-03-05 02:30
#340
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New Zealand ^Roo^
Inb4 shox says he will IGL again
2020-03-05 02:49
SHOX pushing out the IGL yet again lol
2020-03-05 03:21
#344
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Ukraine Astrali5
shox igl again?
2020-03-05 03:25
alex pussy
2020-03-05 04:03
#351
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Kazakhstan k4harman
ahahaha, zywho?
2020-03-05 04:34
#352
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India _Jazz_
It's your turn ZywOo, save yourself.
2020-03-05 04:34
#355
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France NMLVirush
NBK come back lul
2020-03-05 04:40
happy will back
2020-03-05 04:40
Shox the team destroyer striked again
2020-03-05 05:06
Fo
2020-03-05 05:07
SmithZz incoming?
2020-03-05 05:39
Disband
2020-03-05 06:09
#365
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Ukraine methazine
-papiloma plz
2020-03-05 06:28
gg
2020-03-05 06:48
#381
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Ukraine c4hekTV
EZ4NAVI
2020-03-05 07:56
Hullo on kon4enoe
2020-03-05 08:16
ALEX found out zywoo was cheating, so he left, i heard.
2020-03-05 10:15
#395
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Mexico AslaN_
Finally Vitality will become a full French squad in my opinion Alex is overrated IGL doing all the work zywoo and Shox's return to IGL is not a tragedy.
2020-03-05 10:19
Maybe he's scared of Corona, you know they travel alot and meet all kind of people's
2020-03-05 10:30
WELCOME BACK MANIAC
2020-03-05 11:29
bring another washed up guy to vitality FREE ZYWOO PLZ
2020-03-05 11:35
#405
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Sweden axelious
HAPPY PLEASE!! If only for the deagle ace!
2020-03-05 11:44
#406
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Brunei cyLoL
Rip now shox igl zywoo gonna hate him
2020-03-05 11:54
He retired?
2020-03-05 12:47
French CS is actually a huge fucking joke. The only glimmer of hope is hard carried by some Serbs. What a fuck awful move.
2020-03-05 15:22
Lmao sweaty nerds trashing Alex. It was his own decision. If you just don't enjoy your job anymore then why wouldn't you quit.
2020-03-05 17:49
right decision mate. time has come to stop waisting your life on computer games
2020-03-05 19:33
1 reply
#449
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United States rmx36
This made me laugh lmaooo
2020-03-06 07:55
Who would fill ALEX's Shoes?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
2020-03-07 05:41
1 reply
ME!
2020-03-08 12:42
Damn Alex is the only good British player. Definitely needs to find a new team ASAP, I hear liquid might need a new IGL or Coach soon 😏
2020-03-09 03:40
Smooya Mantuu Alex Dephh EliGE
2020-03-11 01:56
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