Illuminar unveil new roster featuring Snax

The Polish team Illuminar has announced their lineup for the coming months, signing Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski, Arek "⁠Vegi⁠" Nawojski, and Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski to the roster.

Illuminar are currently ranked #57 in the world, but still hold the title of the second-best team in Poland behind AGO (#41). The team started to shuffle its roster in February as Oskar "⁠oskarish⁠" Stenborowski and Daniel "⁠STOMP⁠" Płomiński were benched, after which the team was spotted practicing with Michał "⁠snatchie⁠" Rudzki and Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz.

Snax will be representing Illuminar moving forward

In the end, Illuminar settled on a vastly different lineup. Only Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek and Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak will remain from the roster that was signed in July 2019, with Snax being the big name to join the lineup. The team has been finalized with another former Virtus.pro player, Vegi, and mouz who has been looking for new offers since ARCY disbanded.

Dropping from the roster are Grzegorz "⁠jedqr⁠" Jędras and Michał "⁠mono⁠" Gabszewicz, who will take a place on Illuminar's bench.

Illuminar are now:

Poland Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek
Poland Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak
Poland Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski
Poland Arek "⁠Vegi⁠" Nawojski
Poland Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski

Poland Adrian "⁠imd⁠" Pieper (coach)
Poland Grzegorz "⁠jedqr⁠" Jędras (benched)
Poland Michał "⁠mono⁠" Gabszewicz (benched)

Poland Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowski
Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowski
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Poland Arek 'Vegi' Nawojski
Arek 'Vegi' Nawojski
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
407
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
Poland Adrian 'imd' Pieper
Adrian 'imd' Pieper
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.71
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1085
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1276
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1643
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Poland Daniel 'STOMP' Płomiński
Daniel 'STOMP' Płomiński
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
463
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Poland Michał 'mono' Gabszewicz
Michał 'mono' Gabszewicz
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
519
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Poland Grzegorz 'jedqr' Jędras
Grzegorz 'jedqr' Jędras
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
264
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
lmao what
2020-04-03 12:46
14 replies
Already washed up team
2020-04-03 12:47
12 replies
dead team
2020-04-03 12:48
7 replies
poorland cs omegalul
2020-04-03 13:09
6 replies
Still better than Iceland
2020-04-03 14:36
5 replies
#142
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Philippines trixiwnl
u mean norway
2020-04-03 15:29
4 replies
More like noBway. NoR(ed)way vs NoB(lue)way. Ez maths.
2020-04-03 16:17
1 reply
You got him bro 🔥😂😂
2020-04-03 18:12
Filipino geography
2020-04-03 19:16
Im sure as hell it's iceland
2020-04-04 14:06
Top2 Poland
2020-04-03 12:48
3 replies
Emeritos Banditos Top 1
2020-04-03 12:55
2 replies
fuck you man
2020-04-03 13:24
1 reply
no u
2020-04-03 14:20
Nice
2020-04-03 12:48
eh ok
2020-04-03 12:47
#3
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Argentina Chief02
Wow nice
2020-04-03 12:47
#4
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Sweden Lingon
Like Snax is going to help
2020-04-03 12:47
wtf?
2020-04-03 12:47
snax? better make sure he fixes his sleep schedule
2020-04-03 12:47
13 replies
+1
2020-04-03 12:48
#32
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Poland godBASR
+2
2020-04-03 12:51
and eat
2020-04-03 13:00
+1
2020-04-03 13:24
#77
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Poland morosek
+1
2020-04-03 13:26
#125
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Sweden c1gart
+1
2020-04-03 14:39
explain
2020-04-03 21:00
5 replies
when he still was with virtus.pro they missed the rio minor qualifier because snax slept trough it. they were supposed to play at 2pm
2020-04-04 07:32
4 replies
he was sick back then lol so he couldn't play it so they got the stand in when he asked them to play they said that they can play cuz they got already stand in
2020-04-04 08:16
2 replies
so why didnt they play then? they just did not attend the match
2020-04-04 10:16
1 reply
oh sorry it was flashpoint qualifier , at RIO they didnt played cuz all of players forgot to check in on time xD
2020-04-04 13:56
Thats not true lol They didnt play rio qualifier because all of them forgot to check in on time Snax overslept for an flashpoint qualifier match, and thats because he was sick
2020-04-04 13:02
+1
2020-04-04 13:58
tier 3 kingz
2020-04-03 12:47
#9
i am | 
Finland iBait
Who featuring who?
2020-04-03 12:48
Literally how many times will i see this polish mix
2020-04-03 12:47
6 replies
its like the french scene where you recycle the same players except the polish scene has like 20 dead players instead of the french scenes 10
2020-04-03 12:48
3 replies
#118
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Netherlands JUNG13
TF are you talking about Frenchies may be the drama queens but they have 2 teams in top 10 since 2014, and a deep pool of up and coming players, dreaming to get the place in G2 or Vitality. That is incomparable to the Polish "scene" where everyone is indeed washed up and recycled
2020-04-03 14:25
2 replies
Zywoo and misuta? Thats 2 man. They keep swapping washed up players for another washed up players. G2 is being led and carried by slovakian and bosnian. Poland has "deep pool of up and coming players" too , unfortunately nowadays is very hard to become a pro player , its kind of a closed circle where orgs keep bringing back washed up players rather than give a chance to the youngsters. And the youngsters focus too much on pugs and their aim and too little on communication and team play. We see all the time nutty players like docc , monesy and so on - great aimers ,but lack of brain and team play.
2020-04-03 16:27
1 reply
Truth has been spoken. Many brain dead aimers everywhere almost none that understands team work in this game.
2020-04-03 17:54
zero nada nol noll nulle nolla nought
2020-04-03 12:50
+1 just like the the T2 sweedish teams(E.g. GamerLegion)
2020-04-04 01:21
Eat Tier 2 XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-04-03 12:48
Lol. Team is 100% DOA.
2020-04-03 12:48
#16
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United Kingdom epholliday
tier 3-4 team
2020-04-03 12:48
#17
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Germany bartooo
Last chance for Snax, hopefully he will show some of this old Snax, i miss him :(
2020-04-03 12:48
terrible
2020-04-03 12:48
Is Snax even in FPL anymore
2020-04-03 12:48
#20
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Europe skrekc
LETS GOOOOO SNAX!
2020-04-03 12:48
Nice roster
2020-04-03 12:48
HUGE boy
2020-04-03 12:48
Who's snacks?
2020-04-03 12:49
#27
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Japan pawbeast
NO MAIN AWP NO GOOD IGL (innocent have to carry not igl) Snax is bad igl
2020-04-03 12:49
4 replies
#99
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Poland Talonerski
Snax is not bad igl. And they said for this time snax will be awl and igl
2020-04-03 13:58
3 replies
ahaha gg
2020-04-03 14:03
#107
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Japan pawbeast
Hahahah WHEN SNAX BECAME IGL FOR OLD VP EVERYTHING BECAME THE WORST when snax became igl for new wp he was so bad indivvidualy and vp was shit
2020-04-03 14:12
"Snax is not bad igl" OMEGALUL
2020-04-03 14:17
This team has potential but will obviously fail cuz poles have too much Ego.
2020-04-03 12:50
#29
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Poland Amirek
Wow, really good, this lineup has a potential for top 15 Poland!
2020-04-03 12:50
#30
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Europe LoookATme
SNAX IN 2k20 XDDD
2020-04-03 12:50
#31
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Poland Szcz
Ez major
2020-04-03 12:51
rallen?
2020-04-03 12:51
6 replies
#37
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Poland ethereal0
c0ntact -emi +rallen after flashpoint
2020-04-03 12:55
5 replies
they will lose major spot if they do
2020-04-03 13:01
3 replies
They dont have major spot
2020-04-03 13:06
1 reply
They will lose spot in this play in tournament thing I think
2020-04-03 13:13
#92
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Poland ethereal0
probably not they got invited yesterday, we will see
2020-04-03 13:49
#131
OK | 
Brazil DinooxP
Remove the igl for rallen, and keep LET ok.
2020-04-03 14:50
Looks good but Snax...
2020-04-03 12:52
4 replies
+11111 The main problem of the Polish scene is that it needs good In-Game Leaders and supports. Not star wanna be players.
2020-04-03 13:09
3 replies
Innocent said support role is shit in 2020
2020-04-03 13:15
2 replies
that is why he is still in tier3+
2020-04-03 14:31
1 reply
but he said this a few days before this roster
2020-04-03 14:42
#35
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
First Dosia now Snax. Who's next?
2020-04-03 12:55
-reatz -mouz +Dycha +mhL Or Snax awp -reatz -mouz +rallen +Dycha
2020-04-03 12:56
1 reply
Snax will be AWPing but Rallen and Dycha are impossible, and Reatz is not bad, Mouz is not that bad for me maybe Mono could be better as Support but let's see what will time will tell
2020-04-03 19:08
tier 6
2020-04-03 12:58
#42
Lack1 | 
Russia bult0
Who needs six-man roster when you can have eight-man roster
2020-04-03 13:02
gl
2020-04-03 13:03
rip MONONLINE
2020-04-03 13:03
It's funny how every polish team has 7 players and is unable to achieve anything.
2020-04-03 13:04
Was Snatchie so bad? I thought he is the best AWP player in Poland, or maybe talentwise at least. The ideal polish team would be something like Snatchie, Rallen/Innocent, Michu, Dycha and some IGL?
2020-04-03 13:05
3 replies
#59
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Russia Jet1k
He had good periods, but towards the end of VP he looked average. mantuu and mhL have mucch more potential.
2020-04-03 13:09
Snatchie is good but in VP he had horrible performance most of the time :(
2020-04-03 13:23
#86
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Poland morosek
Snatchie wasn't bad but he had moments when he played like a moron.
2020-04-03 13:31
Poland 7 man teams
2020-04-03 13:06
1 reply
2 on bench while astralis has 6 active players
2020-04-03 13:08
Why everybody hates on Snax? He is one of the funniest players in CS:GO history TO WATCH (not the best player). Do you all forget what funny, sneaky and master-mind plays he was doing in past? Maybe he isn't in the best form now but he's not bad but decent or sometimes even good.
2020-04-03 13:06
12 replies
Funny doesn't make you money, or else Pasza would be in Astralis.
2020-04-03 13:08
3 replies
Pasza is funny person, he wasn't doing funny plays ;) And Snax is also not bad, read whole my comment and try to understand it bro Btw if being funny doesnt make you money tell it to Dave Chappelle ;p
2020-04-03 13:09
2 replies
Bro, I am not downplaying his achievments, but they tried to make rosters around him It didn't work in Mouz, then it didn't work in VP. They were not the best team even in Poland. And then, for example, they miss qualification for Minor. I feel there are some discipline and motivation issues.
2020-04-03 13:10
1 reply
Yeah but Snax is NOT the problem. Problem is whole roster not him bro, lol. He has biggest rating now in this new squad. We don't have good players anymore in Poland, that's it. Just wait for Taz and Neo team (they will maybe coach one soon).
2020-04-03 14:33
#85
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Poland morosek
We want to create the best lineup possible with the best decent players. Sounds like a bad idea. Also, people hate on him because of his personality. Also, he never was a good awper nor a good igl and now he's taking both roles. Poor Illuminar.
2020-04-03 13:30
7 replies
"the best decent players" ?? >the best >decent pick one
2020-04-03 14:33
1 reply
#148
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Poland morosek
Illuminar wants to get the best team but you called snax being decent sooo... it's a mix.
2020-04-03 16:15
never a good awper lmao have a look through the stats yourself hltv.org/stats/players/2553/Snax?startDa..
2020-04-03 17:46
4 replies
#180
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Poland morosek
Not good enough to be a primary awper. He was good with rifles, and that's it.
2020-04-03 18:44
3 replies
>5th best player of 2016 >1.19 lan rating >3 mvps and 4 evps "Decent" BTW those stats are from when he was primary awper though???
2020-04-03 18:46
2 replies
#183
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Poland morosek
2 0 1 6 Trying to compare old snax with a washed up one kek. Also, he was #5 because he was fucking good as a player. Not just because he started to play awp.
2020-04-03 18:52
1 reply
im not comparing 2016 snax to current snax though??? "he >>>never<<< was a good awper"
2020-04-03 18:52
The Polish scene are just recycling the same old washed up players over and over again. Why would they be good this time? This teams peak is like #35 in the world rankings and that’s being generous.
2020-04-03 13:07
6 replies
Still better than ENCE :D :D :D
2020-04-03 13:08
5 replies
haha rekt
2020-04-03 13:12
Lulz, ENCE loses everything, but they won versus AGO. Polish scene is a meme now.
2020-04-03 15:13
#177
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Denmark ghostan11
when a polish team will at least win one map against astralis on lan then talk meme scene
2020-04-03 18:22
1 reply
I didn’t say ence is a good team? ENCE is abysmal but atleast they can win against any Polish team.
2020-04-04 01:37
#54
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Guatemala Nicaraqua
Snax still not retired??
2020-04-03 13:08
Tier 100 team KEKW
2020-04-03 13:09
#60
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Poland jakubyku
snax has 300 iq, he was sleeping because he knew that playing with ex-virtuspro is totally pointless
2020-04-03 13:10
#61
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Poland humen))))
Snax IGL+AWP hahah another washed up team inc
2020-04-03 13:10
Just another polish recycle of the same washed up players. When will this comedy show end?
2020-04-03 13:11
#66
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Poland Julka
Not that bad lineup
2020-04-03 13:15
#68
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Hungary Shiron212
gl
2020-04-03 13:16
rallen > all
2020-04-03 13:17
#70
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Poland Pete229
subway as a sponsor POG?
2020-04-03 13:18
1 reply
Obesity sponsor
2020-04-03 13:28
wheres TaZ and NEO project?
2020-04-03 13:19
polish people at the end of 2019: cant wait to see polish super team with innocent dycha and michu next year 2020:
2020-04-03 13:22
Disband when?
2020-04-03 13:22
#78
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
lmao making teams with the same players over and over again for years xd
2020-04-03 13:26
1 reply
Yep
2020-04-03 13:27
#80
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Poland morosek
Illuminar wasting money, something new. Imagine paying snax in 2020.
2020-04-03 13:28
another washed up Polish team LUL be lucky to win against Tier 4 teams
2020-04-03 13:29
#83
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Poland Spanksss
looking good but who knows, hope snax will wake up.
2020-04-03 13:29
#84
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Europe t.o.p
Gonna steal some more paychecks
2020-04-03 13:30
#87
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Sweden Trkmag
Pretty good lineup
2020-04-03 13:32
3 replies
#89
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Poland humen))))
0/8
2020-04-03 13:43
2 replies
#94
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Sweden Trkmag
If you watch polish CS you know at least 3/5 players are good/pretty good
2020-04-03 13:50
1 reply
#105
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Poland humen))))
rofl
2020-04-03 14:11
dead lineup already
2020-04-03 13:38
another TIER4 PL lineup
2020-04-03 13:47
lmao
2020-04-03 13:48
Snax in a new team? I'd be really excited if it was 2015.
2020-04-03 13:50
#95
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Poland kvvach
AGO is only polish team/org atleast trying new ideas and players.. rest is recycling old bots
2020-04-03 13:54
I mean the trio of Snax, innocent and reatz is absolutely fine, but i don't like the idea of getting mouz and Vegi, because both of these players were playing bad through the last couple of months. So i would build a new lineup around the trio of Snax, innocent and reatz, and as a last two i would choose Markoś and KEi. I don't think Snax should be the main AWPer, that's why i choosed Markoś, and KEi is the young talent, i think he would add a lot of firepower to the team. So my final roster would hold : Snax reatz KEi innocent Markoś I think that it's much better roster.
2020-04-03 13:55
replace reatz with rallen pls
2020-04-03 13:56
5 replies
why would rallen leave c0ntact?
2020-04-03 14:17
4 replies
what are u talking about? rallen is unsigned
2020-04-03 14:54
3 replies
He is playing for c0ntact for the whole fucking flashpoint and who would prefer LETN1 over him?
2020-04-03 15:36
2 replies
Stand-in
2020-04-03 16:53
but he's a stand in
2020-04-03 17:28
bullshit
2020-04-03 13:59
#102
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Poland Oleczeq
I hope they will manage to get to the top 20 by the end of the year
2020-04-03 14:00
washed up team
2020-04-03 14:05
strong on the list, but will see
2020-04-03 14:12
#108
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Japan pawbeast
SNAX IGL AGAIN hahahahahhahah This guy cant be igl u idiot orgs HE IS STAR PLAYER
2020-04-03 14:13
1 reply
#109
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Europe loonek4
He's the awper
2020-04-03 14:16
Ok!
2020-04-03 14:16
"Illuminar are currently ranked #57 in the world, but still hold the title of the second-best team in Poland behind AGO (#41)" Lmao HLTV, youy did Poland dirty here
2020-04-03 14:19
1 reply
#138
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Germany DEBlL
xaxaxa
2020-04-03 15:12
Im sure this is happening bcs mono is not praying anymore :(
2020-04-03 14:20
snax still need's money for weed
2020-04-03 14:23
-vegi +snatchie
2020-04-03 14:23
Imagine adding snax to your team lul Totally wasted money
2020-04-03 14:27
EZ paychecks and food for snax LUL
2020-04-03 14:44
#130
NEO | 
Poland Antro
gl to them, kinda bored of swapping the same names over and over again tho. Wish someone would create a polish super team out of current best players like michu, dycha, rallen, mhL + some igl willing to fully commit to that role
2020-04-03 14:49
#133
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Poland xkhao
definitely at least a top 10 team in poland lmao
2020-04-03 14:59
Why do you keep hiring these old farts ? Bring in some new players make a fresh roster that can surprise. With these old faces you know they are going to fail.
2020-04-03 14:59
#135
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Ukraine speecher
Fat + noob And its not Guardian
2020-04-03 15:10
go snacks
2020-04-03 15:10
KEKW SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY
2020-04-03 15:11
imaging mouz bought him dor 500k and they got him for free
2020-04-03 15:22
Top 25 potential GL polish friends
2020-04-03 15:27
Easily the 2nd best polish team.
2020-04-03 15:36
1 reply
Snax may be able to do some work in tier 3.
2020-04-03 15:36
to everyone that says its a washed up team. hm well- mouz is very good, innocent too, vegi too, reatz decent and snax god but lost his power and has to gain it back.
2020-04-03 15:40
roster with vegi - no future. but 4 another players looking, if Snax will play with awp
2020-04-03 16:00
1 reply
#156
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Poland Trausky
lol, vegi is the best in this lineup
2020-04-03 16:47
The big apple is back in the game. Love to see it
2020-04-03 16:23
Rip illuminar . Another team to be destroyed by snax.
2020-04-03 16:25
Polish CS LUL
2020-04-03 16:28
April Fools delayed KEKW
2020-04-03 16:30
Decent team
2020-04-03 16:51
snatchie innocent jedqr oskarish snax that was a good team
2020-04-03 16:51
2 replies
no
2020-04-04 00:00
1 reply
why not bae? ;-;
2020-04-04 00:01
#160
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United States Leapoz
lol i wish snax was still good
2020-04-03 16:59
#161
JD | 
Poland tutatek
snax and byali - team destroyers, worst polish players but still getting into teams somehow, polish cs scene is a joke
2020-04-03 17:16
Please quit and move on with your life Snax.
2020-04-03 17:18
#163
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Germany BIG2020
legend says when you betray krystal you get stuck in a dead team forever.
2020-04-03 17:21
6 replies
innocent did that? xD
2020-04-03 17:31
5 replies
#166
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Germany BIG2020
yes :D
2020-04-03 17:34
4 replies
what happened? i've never heard about this situation
2020-04-03 17:47
#176
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Poland Oleczeq
denis betray innocent by trying to fuck his gf so...
2020-04-03 18:19
2 replies
he is the best german awp, he is allowed to do that.
2020-04-03 18:33
1 reply
Expected from German xD
2020-04-03 18:51
yet another shit polish team
2020-04-03 17:51
2 replies
yet lightyears better then whole Chile scene LUL
2020-04-03 19:22
1 reply
like i give a shit about the chile scene lol
2020-04-03 20:01
#174
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Lebanon Dogman69
lmao try same players for 2955295925 time and expect different results
2020-04-03 18:02
stop giving snax money omg
2020-04-03 18:31
#Freeinnocent ffs
2020-04-03 18:42
snax is BAX! Pretty decent roster as well, solid tier 3 loot bet cup farmers with potential to grow to lower tier 2, noise
2020-04-03 19:21
here we go again :|
2020-04-03 19:29
#195
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Poland vexxy77
Snax main AWP? And who IGL?
2020-04-03 20:49
2 replies
#202
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Europe bobisoN
I think mouz
2020-04-04 00:42
snax awp + igl
2020-04-04 00:43
Tier 10 team
2020-04-03 23:45
actually a good lineup
2020-04-03 23:59
What happened with Snax? He was a beast and now his team is out of top 50
2020-04-04 10:02
Polish scene is dead
2020-04-04 11:25
Uninstall boys and girls.
2020-04-08 10:05
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