dennis: "I’m confident that when I get the chance, I'll be just as good as before, if not better"

We caught up with Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman following the disbandment of GamerLegion to find out about his time with the Swedish squad, his personal performances, what team he may land on next, and more.

GamerLegion disbanded their Swedish roster last week after a string of uninspiring results that had seen the team fail to progress past the open qualifiers for the Europe Minor and finish in 7-8th place in the MDL playoffs.

dennis, who had spent eight months on GamerLegion following his move from NiP in July, admitted that the team's recent results had been lacklustre and that the outcome didn't come as a surprise.

"The atmosphere and confidence weren’t great because we lost so many important games all the time," he told HLTV.org. "Everyone felt like we shouldn’t be losing these games and we had no solution to the problem. I believe we could have become decent, but if you don’t have the synergy or leadership, it’s not really possible to get to the next level. It takes a lot more than just skill to perform and win matches. In the end, I think it was a fair decision even if it was sudden.

"My time in GamerLegion was a roller coaster more or less since the start. In the back of my head, I had a feeling we would get dropped if we didn’t show any results, I'm not sure the other guys had the same feeling, though."

dennis is interested in joining teams from NA or EU

GamerLegion had cycled through an array of players since the roster-building process began in July 2019, losing key individuals like Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson along the way. The current NiP player recently described his time on GamerLegion as a "trainwreck", which caused motivation and consistency issues — a sentiment echoed by dennis himself.

"I most definitely understand him and felt like he did experience that," the 29-year-old said. "The players actually suggested most of the changes.

"Every day I’ve been telling my close ones that I want to get back to tier 1 and go to tournaments again. I think the root of the problem is pretty simple: you’re stuck on a level you feel you don’t belong at. That’s highly demotivating."

This year has seen a resurgence in form from dennis, who is averaging a 1.11 rating (up from 1.04 in 2019). He revealed that he has been working on his game more by "studying" his matches to identify mistakes, adding: "I’m not where I want to be right now but I’m also 110% confident that when I get the chance, I will be just as good as before, if not better."

The Swede followed up on his departure from GamerLegion with a Twitlonger which stated his openness to joining a new team in North America or Europe and the roles he is looking for. The 29-year-old, who has four Major semi-final appearances to his name and just as many Big Event titles, is determined to prove that he can still be useful for any team wishing to compete at the top.

"I don’t really have any preferences, I just want to go to a team with high ambitions and quality players," dennis explained. "I want to compete against the best with like-minded players. I'll gladly take on being an in-game leader or an entry fragger, those two roles are the 'toughest' because you can’t be selfish in-game, but any role works. I'll do what’s best for the team."

Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1302
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
-stewie +dennis
2020-03-25 18:01
+1
2020-03-25 18:03
+1
2020-03-25 18:32
+1
2020-03-25 18:57
#109
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Iceland zyl3r
+1
2020-03-25 21:37
this Detail interesting yes Ok!
2020-03-25 18:56
#82
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Sweden Zolity
+1
2020-03-25 19:39
+1
2020-03-25 19:54
#93
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Finland Smoonah
+1 BENCH2K
2020-03-25 20:07
#114
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Lithuania Tocha
+100
2020-03-25 22:03
#115
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Sweden Svahn
Kinda like that idea, yea
2020-03-25 22:29
This would actually not be a terrible idea.
2020-03-25 22:40
+1
2020-03-25 23:21
mind blown
2020-03-26 00:57
+1
2020-03-26 01:25
+1 very interesting move and would probably help
2020-03-26 10:09
+1
2020-03-26 11:25
+1 there's nothing to loose imo
2020-03-26 18:36
+1
2020-03-26 18:38
+1 Bench that smoke rusher
2020-03-26 19:54
+1 fuck stewie. hes such a bot
2020-03-26 21:11
+1
2020-03-31 17:23
Kappa in the chat
2020-03-25 18:01
nt
2020-03-25 18:01
ez
2020-03-25 18:01
#6
Bymas | 
Lithuania pmplt
already 29years but still could do some damage in NA
2020-03-25 18:01
#7
NBK- | 
Other iBait
Press X to doubt, though even then if he moves to NA he'd instantly be a top 4 players in the region.
2020-03-25 18:07
#12
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Sweden changrai
True lol
2020-03-25 18:03
Name checks out idiot
2020-03-25 18:05
#19
NBK- | 
Other iBait
Name and flair checks out.
2020-03-25 18:07
Why liquid win events in the summer then men)))????????/
2020-03-25 18:58
#139
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Finland ggega
Your name there buddy "S1MPLE_Major_coming_soon" did you change it to that riight after Navi won IEM? Yea i bet damn right sadly we wont be seeing Navi even hit Major semifinals anytime soon buddy keep it together.
2020-03-26 02:12
sulje, he voittavat
2020-03-26 08:48
Nice
2020-03-25 18:01
Same, Faze Dennis
2020-03-25 18:02
#187
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Canada miniwheat
+1
2020-03-27 17:32
from tier1 top esea premier
2020-03-25 18:02
dennis is still tier 1 he beat BIG who are top 5
2020-03-25 18:04
lmao
2020-03-25 18:58
#179
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
forgot the 0 after 5 there pal
2020-03-27 11:54
gl man!
2020-03-25 18:04
ok
2020-03-25 18:05
#16
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India JW_BesTesT
Kick flusha and pick dennis
2020-03-25 18:05
0/8
2020-03-25 21:13
0/8
2020-03-27 10:09
#18
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Romania Anonym20
-nbk +dennis
2020-03-25 18:05
#59
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United States NA_KEKW
+1 they share the same roles Also pistol god
2020-03-25 18:55
#20
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Russia band1
you had a lot of chances, now your time is gone retire
2020-03-25 18:07
#23
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United States flex_
hope that happens to s1mple
2020-03-25 18:10
So triggered :)
2020-03-25 18:40
#68
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United States flex_
nah i just dislike ruskis like you
2020-03-25 19:01
Nobody likes you guys either :)
2020-03-25 19:34
#128
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United States flex_
everyone wants to come to america who wants to go to russia. you even use eu flag to disguise where you are from xDD
2020-03-25 23:55
You are too dumb and narrow-minded to get that I’m not from Russia. Expected tbh
2020-03-26 06:09
#155
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United States flex_
ok Mr too scared to show my country
2020-03-26 10:51
#143
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Denmark hanigod
Eww, Amurica, no thanks . People only want to make money, no one like to live in a country with no history and shitty gov
2020-03-26 07:29
#144
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United States flex_
yes denmark more irrelevent than canada
2020-03-26 08:13
#161
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Denmark hanigod
but canada is also > amurica, so what's ur point?
2020-03-26 13:37
#166
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United States flex_
ok mr delusional
2020-03-26 17:37
Dude america has nothing. Tell me one significant export you have except for iphones and celebraties
2020-04-01 17:19
#201
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United States flex_
guns, financial support for swedistan and eu when you guys get into trouble lmfao
2020-04-01 18:46
We are WAYYYY richer then u. Or have you forgotten you debt? Also, whilst u have guns, we have everuthing else important in the world. For example everything you guys need to make guns
2020-04-01 19:15
#180
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
Everyone always wants to make money, money means you can do things other than work. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.
2020-03-27 11:56
#183
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Denmark hanigod
ofc nothing wrong with that, but that is the only reason ppl come to Amurica, otherwise : their gov suck, people : suck, health care : suck, sometimes u get shoot for walking around lol
2020-03-27 12:22
HAHAHAHA TRUUEEE
2020-03-26 10:11
me no like russia cos media say russia bad hurr durrrrrr
2020-03-25 20:20
#127
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Sweden quacke
True tho
2020-03-25 23:45
No worse than any other large country.
2020-03-26 01:22
#154
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Sweden quacke
ehhhh it's a stretch, war mongering, borderlining on dictatorship, media censorship, oppression of minorities... the UK is a large country, do they do the same?
2020-03-26 10:29
Who told you they do those things though? Most of that comes from the American media, who for sure overblow how bad Russia is, because they use Russia as the enemy in their political campaigns to accuse each other of collusion.
2020-03-26 15:11
#165
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Sweden quacke
I don't listen to US media. CNN is bullshit. There's actual historical evidence of all these things. War mongering: Breaking of the INF-treaty, support of the Syrian government, not to mention Ukraine and Crimea to name a few examples. Borderlining on dictatorship: One overwhelmingly large party ruling, supported by massively rich oligarchs, as well as the news the other week that Putin changed the constitution to allow for him to stay President until 2036. Media censorship: Just a few years ago there were many journalists arrested for reporting on state matters and protests. Oppression of minorities: Russia has set up concentration camps in where they imprison homosexuals and torture them. First reported in 2017. Can you disprove any of this?
2020-03-26 15:58
Can you provide legitimate sources, not hearsay ones?
2020-03-26 23:49
#174
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Sweden quacke
All of these have Wikipedia articles for you to look up, citing several credible sources. As for the INF-treaty it has been a big tension between Russia and NATO since the 90s. Russia began developing a certain kind of ballistic missile banned by the treaty. As well as this, Russia's involvement in Syria is no secret, rather well known and acknowledged by both nations. Russian military forces have been bombing civilian populations as well as using illegal chemical weapons. The Crimean Invasion of 2014 is just that: an invasion. The dictatorship points aren't some sort of theory or secret being exposed. In fact the constitution change was in the news a few weeks ago, just toned down because of Covid-19. Journalists have been kidnapped and illegally imprisoned in Russia ever since the fall of the USSR. While I don't have specific sources for these, I admit, there are a myriad of instances when this has been reported. Their oppression against gays in Chechnya are known as the "Anti gay purges". These have been happening since 2017 in several waves, and there is actually a wikipedia page of the same name detailing the events: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-gay_purges_.. Question for you then: What's your source for any of this being exaggerated by US media? All of these examples have been reported by media outlets all over the world, some which are anti-US, and also by several educated sources like historians. Do you have any proof these events would have been fabricated or used to decieve by US media? Are you saying any of it didn't happen? Or what's your argument here?
2020-03-27 00:53
I mean this is just you literally citing sources of American media outlets, which is the whole point I was originally making.
2020-03-27 01:01
#176
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Sweden quacke
But what sources do you have to support your point? I mean, at the very least I have sources. Not all of these are media sources, by the way, some are historical and therefore fact. Besides, how is the Invasion of Crimea and Syrian support from an american source if Russia have admitted to both themselves? You're not making any sense, dude.
2020-03-27 01:10
#181
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
He is not making a point, he is asking you to back up your claims lol. You don't need evidence or sources to be critical of someone elses sources or evidence. I 100% agree with you, but you are a massive idiot.
2020-03-27 11:58
#182
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Sweden quacke
Yeah of course, but I've also asked him for sources. Claiming that all news coming from western media is fabricated is a claim that requires evidence. Besides, I have directed him to valid sources. Saying "none of those sources are valid because I say so" is not something you can do without supporting evidence.
2020-03-27 12:01
#188
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
Do you really need a source to tell you that the US and Russia have conflicting interests? They teach cold war history in Swedish school, that should be enough.
2020-03-28 00:48
#189
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Sweden quacke
Sure enough, that's no proof US media is exaggerating or fabricating news about Russia. Besides, my sources are independent from US media, so your claim is invalid.
2020-03-28 00:52
#191
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
I know it's not proof, it's enough information to reasonably assume that US media might be fabricating or exaggerating news about Russia, which means that you need to be extra critical of US sources.
2020-03-28 10:37
#192
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Sweden quacke
Forgive me but you still haven't adressed me when I clarify that my sources are non-American. Your argument is still invalid.
2020-03-28 11:38
#193
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
I am not claiming your sources are american, i'm calling you a moron for asking alth for a source when he questions your sources.
2020-03-28 11:53
#194
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Sweden quacke
He's not questioning my sources, he's claiming US sources are inherintly false. While my examples have been verified by non-American sources, that makes them credible.
2020-03-28 12:24
Thank you. Again, I'm not even saying he's specifically incorrect. I'm saying he shouldn't neccesarrily believe everything that he hears in the media, especially the American media, which use Russia as a scapegoat. I'm well aware Russia is not all kittens and puppies, but they are most certainly made out to be a lot worse than they are. I'm just asking him to provide actual sources instead some quotes from CNN.
2020-03-27 15:13
#190
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Sweden quacke
I've quoted nothing from CNN, or any media outlet for that matter, and most of my examples are historical, not sourced from the media. They are also separated from the US. I rarely specifically believe anything from the news, but most of what is reported is still true at least to some extent. I always do my independent research from several media outlets from various countries and always make sure to use non-medial sources. I'm still waiting for proof that any of my examples are based on false information.
2020-03-28 00:55
+1111
2020-03-26 10:10
fuck off
2020-03-25 20:50
#36
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Bulgaria cuddleslut
Why would he? He's still good even at 29, please leave
2020-03-25 18:23
Well...hmm. Idk how good Dennis can perform but either: -Someone on Japaleno +Dennis -NBK +Dennis I guess
2020-03-25 18:08
i like dennis but I think this is a big Kappa. Hope he proves me wrong tho
2020-03-25 18:09
I just dont think anyone will give him the chance
2020-03-25 18:59
no you won't because almost everyone on the gear. its not like before 1 or 2 per country now its 2-5 per team
2020-03-25 18:10
What gear?
2020-03-25 18:26
cheats
2020-03-25 19:47
#111
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Russia Str1ker17
aim assistance aka aimlock
2020-03-25 21:41
Delusional
2020-03-25 18:11
#26
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Lebanon Dogman69
yeah, me too
2020-03-25 18:12
the only time he was "good" was in the shitty fnatic 2017 roster so good luck
2020-03-25 18:12
The shitty fnatic that won 6 events in a row
2020-03-25 18:26
in 2016, the 2017 roster was shitty
2020-03-25 18:45
#28
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Switzerland x676
rofl
2020-03-25 18:13
#29
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Russia ToughGuy
u was good?
2020-03-25 18:13
#33
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Was better than stewie ever was. And he is supposedly NA GOAT
2020-03-25 18:21
#35
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Russia ToughGuy
ok
2020-03-25 18:22
like somebody doesn't let you perform for some reason, dennis is delusional
2020-03-25 18:15
+1.
2020-03-25 18:26
#32
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Europe Juuzou_
Lol. I don’t have that feeling. But you gotta aim high.
2020-03-25 18:19
dennis brother GL !! Full Focus and you WIN !! big respec !!
2020-03-25 18:21
Dennis Draken Tabz Kreaz Freddieb
2020-03-25 18:24
#104
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Sweden axelious
Why not!!
2020-03-25 21:00
raqen
2020-03-25 22:58
#38
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Bulgaria cuddleslut
dennis still a beast at 29, he can be a top player again, i believe in him
2020-03-25 18:24
There is a difference between confidence and overconfidence.
2020-03-25 18:25
Just a small line I guess
2020-03-25 22:48
I've read this billion times before. Long story short.... NO.
2020-03-25 18:27
old pistol impact king
2020-03-25 18:31
#45
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Denmark Tzianzhin
another jdm64
2020-03-25 18:31
wish you all the best dennis, always liked you :)
2020-03-25 18:38
shut up dennis, you are washed up.
2020-03-25 18:40
pistol god ez t1
2020-03-25 18:40
pistol god is edward and flamie
2020-03-25 22:59
I don't like him, but I think he is right. He is still good player. He is not washed-up in my opinion. I think NA region can give him a chance for great comeback to the tier1 level.
2020-03-25 18:45
Yea youll be as good as you were compared to yourself.. but not to others who have passed you in skill like years ago=washed up sry
2020-03-25 18:47
+jutipumppu
2020-03-25 18:55
He wasn't even good at GamerLegion. Chances don't just fall from the sky.
2020-03-25 18:50
I think cOntact is a good fit for him.
2020-03-25 18:50
" I'll be just as good as before, if not better"" Hahahahaha. Does he actually think he was good before? LUL Joke of the day
2020-03-25 18:52
I thought S1mple hated Germans youtu.be/5abPe06lZUs
2020-03-25 22:50
and everyone hates india? so what is the point? Germany is no race, so he can't hate me like the Germans can't wait me(S1mple)
2020-03-25 22:56
but germany reason for 2 worldwars ... india for none a peace loving country
2020-03-26 13:00
I still remember the days when dennis was considered one of the best CSGO players next to olofm, GTR and f0rest back when he was the leader of LGB in the first major. Time passes so fast
2020-03-25 18:52
#66
JW | 
Sweden w0nfig1
remember when he was stand-in for astralis, holy moly he was so sickkkkkkkkk
2020-03-25 19:00
LOL
2020-03-25 18:54
Delusional, if you are good, you will perform in bad teams too.
2020-03-25 19:00
Sixth man for fnatic or nip? 😍
2020-03-25 19:03
X DOUBT Especially when he is the one going out and saying that
2020-03-25 19:05
#71
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United States Night0k0k
AInt gonna happen dennis gotta be the one to tell ya Just ask HS SCREAM, NICO TAZ NEO BYALI FITCH JDM SEMPHIS Happy SNAX PYTH Once the scene decided they dont want you thats it it's over. Your career is over. once the sce
2020-03-25 19:09
- allu + dennis
2020-03-25 19:11
Yes indeed, EZ4Dennis
2020-03-26 08:38
+ Dennis + Freddieb +draken + pyth/niko + cadian/rubino
2020-03-25 19:15
#74
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Chile strong221
was he good?
2020-03-25 19:16
#75
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United States xiquo
rip
2020-03-25 19:21
May be dignitas to replace xizt if they don't get results mid season.
2020-03-25 19:30
i wouldnt put dennis as "igl" of any team.. Last time nip went -xizt +dennis they dropped from top5 to shit. Nip with dennis as igl was the worst nip ever.
2020-03-25 20:52
But if you put dennis as an entry, mmm they don't really have a place in a top swedish/international team at the moment
2020-03-26 00:36
dennis is definitely still top 100 players
2020-03-25 19:33
Maybe if he would consistently show up for events and play teams would give him a chance
2020-03-25 19:47
#85
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Finland 0lter
29 years old
2020-03-25 19:48
One of the players with incredible aim but trash game sense
2020-03-25 19:51
Hence, entryfragger..
2020-03-25 20:50
Sure whatever you say
2020-03-25 19:53
No.
2020-03-25 20:02
Go to NA and be the absolute star bro
2020-03-25 20:21
Clearly looking to get into complexity there, a little late tho. Maybe some team picks him up for his experience and overall skill, but he hasn't been performing to a super high level so idk.
2020-03-25 20:25
-RUSH +dennis
2020-03-25 21:06
"In the back of my head, I had a feeling we would get dropped if we didn’t show any results, I'm not sure if the other guys had the same feeling, though." lol.
2020-03-25 20:34
Faze Dennis
2020-03-25 20:39
#99
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World DygL
ok champ
2020-03-25 20:48
Maybe -rush +dennis would work.
2020-03-25 20:48
Reminds me about moddii's Twitter before he realizes that the chance is alrwsdy gone and his age is not an excuse anymore. Hint: Moddii nowadays have to find a new job in real world.
2020-03-25 21:01
You mean znajder LUL xD
2020-03-25 21:49
nt
2020-03-25 21:39
Sorry but you have been bad for ages dennis, easily the worst player on NIP during his tenure, and nothing special in tier 2 on GL. Also had behavior/ego issues with the late iterations of fnatic and didn't want to play a more strategic CS. I doubt we'll ever see him again at a tier 1 level, his last " feat of glory " was when he stood in for device with Astralis in 2017...
2020-03-25 21:51
omg 2017 that long ago?
2020-03-25 23:44
2020 - 3 = 2017
2020-03-26 00:06
#172
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Sweden Lackson
Data so true my friend
2020-03-26 21:46
u bad boi
2020-03-25 22:31
#118
ANa | 
Romania GeDu
Dennis, the best pistol player and a great in-game leader, if we remember Major Atlanta.
2020-03-25 22:47
-ISSAA
2020-03-25 23:22
GL legend
2020-03-26 00:00
#131
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Hungary raffai
delusional
2020-03-26 00:07
-FNS +dennis
2020-03-26 00:58
Washed up LUL
2020-03-26 01:20
Dennis never had problem with his ego and confident.
2020-03-26 01:33
legend, deserve a better team
2020-03-26 02:56
#148
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CIS sergioff
i was dont know this details
2020-03-26 09:12
ok boomer
2020-03-26 09:25
#153
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Serbia bra1np
he is really great player and every team he joined before had a little bit better form than before, so if I'm the CEO of any team, I will get him and my team will be better, for sure conclusion: maybe he is not the greatest player, but his spirit is so good for team-playing
2020-03-26 10:12
:D . useless dennis . no way join IGL any team
2020-03-26 10:57
Ofc he will. Fucking god
2020-03-26 11:43
Man who wants job, says he will be good at job. Wow big news totally unexpected quote
2020-03-26 14:06
Who told you you were good before mr Dennis ?
2020-03-26 14:43
all the best for him
2020-03-27 10:20
- Bench2K + dennis
2020-03-27 17:00
#186
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Europe t.o.p
Doubt he will get a chance in any top team
2020-03-27 17:02
#195
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Germany xkillua
WHO?
2020-03-28 12:32
no scene
2020-04-01 17:53
GL was a joke
2020-03-31 14:02
#200
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Malaysia Suno[t]
he was good like 5 years ago
2020-04-01 17:54
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