Heroic bench es3tag, Snappi

Heroic have announced that they have moved Patrick "es3tag" Hansen and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer to the inactive roster with immediate effect.

The announcement comes amidst a turbulent period for the Danish team, who were on the brink of signing for FunPlus Phoenix before the deal fell through when es3tag agreed to join Astralis upon the expiration of his running contract with Heroic.

In a brief statement, Heroic thanked es3tag for service and wished him "best of luck in his new team", whom he will join on July 1.

es3tag and Snappi are removed from the active lineup

Snappi had rejoined Heroic in September after a first stint with the organisation between 2016 and 2018, replacing Adam "friberg" Friberg. He took over as in-game leader following Benjamin "blameF" Bremer's departure to Complexity but recently relinquished the reins to Casper "cadiaN" Møller.

According to Heroic, replacements for the benched duo will be announced over the course of next week. Their roster currently looks as follows:

Denmark Martin "stavn" Lund
Denmark Johannes "b0RUP" Borup
Denmark Casper "cadiaN" Møller

Denmark Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen (coach)

Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen (benched)
Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer (benched)

Denmark Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
715
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1187
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1066
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1565
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
interesting
2020-04-05 16:01
#31
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Yes, will be interessting to see replacements. TeSeS and Farlig would be great additions if you put cadiaN back in the igl role and put a rifle in his hands instead of the AWP
2020-04-05 16:11
#48
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Turkey veyron99 
+1
2020-04-05 16:13
Ez for funplusphoenix
2020-04-05 16:40
#51
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Poland BAN_ANIME 
who awp then?
2020-04-05 16:16
#54
shox | 
Italy DaDoar 
Farlig is one of the best up and coming awpers of the tier 2 scene, hell definetely awp if he goes to heroic
2020-04-05 16:18
Yeah he's super dangerous.
2020-04-06 01:37
#52
HS | 
Europe hrscmks 
Feelsbadman for cph flames
2020-04-05 16:17
God Farlig ! He deserved a great structure to grow up !
2020-04-05 16:18
Jugi instead of Farlig, and they would be deadly!
2020-04-05 16:25
AHAHHAHA
2020-04-06 02:47
Or maybe refrezh. He has good potential as well, too underrated
2020-04-05 16:33
#81
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Finland SunMutsi 
he had his shot tbf
2020-04-05 16:37
#118
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United States NA_KEKW 
Refrezh had one good event with C9 He’s a bot now
2020-04-05 17:41
“Horrible” you mean
2020-04-05 16:53
Think they will get niko for sure. And then TeSeS would be a good last i think.
2020-04-05 18:33
I noticed that Cadian has been playing with Hunden and Niko a lot recently. Wouldn’t be bad.
2020-04-05 19:20
Not bad...
2020-04-05 18:40
+1
2020-04-06 22:40
#33
Brazil Isme 
north snappi
2020-04-05 16:09
WHERE ARE THOSE CSGO LESSONS CADIAN??? I haven't forgotten and neither should you you still owe a guy cago lessons and it's been well over half a decade
2020-04-05 16:53
#2
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Netherlands meneert 
expected
2020-04-05 16:01
You mean FPX?
2020-04-05 16:01
#14
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Turkey Nigotess 
They didn't come to the deal, Astralis bought es3tag in the last moment.
2020-04-05 16:04
#25
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
Very sad for CadiaN. He deserves better
2020-04-05 16:07
#121
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Poland sosiad 
+1
2020-04-05 17:46
lol he is bot
2020-04-05 20:28
Didn't buy es3 Heroic tried to sell es3 with 3 months of contract left and es3 signed a new contract with astralis after his heroic one runs out.
2020-04-05 16:54
#18
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United Kingdom Noxzy 
No the deal fell through, Bad News Bears got picked up by them instead.
2020-04-05 16:04
they didn't get picked up, they are just allowed to play under their name for the rest of flashpoint 1.
2020-04-05 16:11
#57
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Sweden Lagge15 
Not really. Just as #42 (the answer) above here say. FPX have a spot in Flashpoint 1 but didn't have a roster. So they talked to the highest ranked rosters that could play on an LA server. At firdt they talked to Swole Patrol but for some reason they couldn't find a mutual agreement. So they went to Bad News Bears instead. So Bad News Bears are still Bad Nes Bears but not during their run in Flashpoint 1. Right after Flashpoint 1 i expect FPX to pick up some other roster.
2020-04-05 16:19
#119
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United States NA_KEKW 
Freakazoid said that FPX wanted them to play under their name in EPL. Problem with that was they weren’t even getting paid to do that, a freakazoid called out FPXs bullshit. Freakazoid didn’t want to make it look like they had an org, they still wanted to compete under Swole Patrol. So I’m the end it fell through.
2020-04-05 17:44
#122
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Sweden Lagge15 
ok, so if the same agreement goes for BNB it means they get paid from Flashpoint and not from FPX. Still not a big difference for FPX or the league. BNB most likely won't play Flashpoint 2
2020-04-05 17:47
#20
Snax | 
Poland Cejuhc 
No, they don't play in fpx anymore.
2020-04-05 16:05
#4
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Switzerland x676 
wait, Heroic still existing ?
2020-04-05 16:02
very confusing times
2020-04-05 16:08
#29
valde | 
Sweden meistr0 
Well, its a big shitshow xD They were about to sign with FPX, BUT, then Es3tag went and signed with Astralis, so the deal fell through so it didnt happen. Thats why other teams are playing under the FPX tag in Flashpoint hltv.org/events/5242/flashpoint-1 hltv.org/team/10671/funplus-phoenix
2020-04-05 16:08
#5
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Netherlands HeaX16 
interesting
2020-04-05 16:02
#6
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United States Clunkfuddle 
Expected
2020-04-05 16:02
Maybe snappi to ence as igl because they really need one
2020-04-05 16:02
#17
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
+1 -Aerial
2020-04-05 16:04
does he speak finnish?
2020-04-05 16:05
#26
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Nepal baral25 
Doesn't matter bro ENCE likes to have fun
2020-04-05 16:08
Lulz feelsgoodman
2020-04-05 16:13
#87
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Poland rude_wredne 
Fun>winning
2020-04-05 16:42
FPX should have signed ENCE, as the name would have checked out
2020-04-05 16:48
+1 AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2020-04-05 18:06
Im pretty sure ence's english is really bad
2020-04-05 16:09
#79
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Why do you think that?
2020-04-05 16:36
>ence's english yes men, definitely not as good as yours.
2020-04-05 18:41
#58
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
Why mens? ALUL is a great IGL, his tactics are not boring, like Aleksib's tactics, he always tries something new, not just plays by default, like Aleksib) And don't forget, ENCE players have fun with him!!!)
2020-04-05 16:24
unexpected
2020-04-05 16:02
#10
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Sweden IdkAnymore 
Dennis signing
2020-04-05 16:02
+1 PISTOL GOD DENNIS <3
2020-04-06 02:49
good they removed snappi, useless player and doesnt igl
2020-04-05 16:03
#12
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Japan Fanta_machine 
Fragsters reunion when
2020-04-05 16:03
Bubzki pretty happy at mad lions I can imagine
2020-04-05 18:26
Rip
2020-04-05 16:03
#15
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United Kingdom charlie63450 
Didn't ask
2020-04-05 16:04
Youre on hltv
2020-04-05 16:10
#44
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United Kingdom charlie63450 
True true true, thought I was on PornHub my bad
2020-04-05 16:11
Ok np
2020-04-05 16:19
+GOD HUNDEN
2020-04-05 16:04
Unironically wondering if this is a possibility niko is out there too
2020-04-05 16:08
#35
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United Kingdom an0^_^ 
probs jugi over niko tbh
2020-04-05 16:09
They didn't bench CadiaN though
2020-04-05 16:11
#47
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Denmark DanishDelight 
would think theres a bigger chance for niko, as Cadian probably wanna keep the awp himself and not turn into a complete bot with only rifle
2020-04-05 16:12
#141
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Hungary hardrise 
HUNDEN is still in the background with Mad Lions, under contract I presume.
2020-04-05 19:13
Probably. Dunno who else Heroic would want to IGL, though. I really don't like the idea of CadiaN IGLing because his fragging as an AWPer is important to the team.
2020-04-05 19:16
#38
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Denmark DanishDelight 
why would they get Hunden when they still have their igl Cadian?
2020-04-05 16:10
Honestly they might tell cadian they put it on HUNDEN instead, he is a catch and think heroic could use him
2020-04-05 17:25
Wait, Heroic still has a team ? I tought their contracts expired
2020-04-05 16:05
yes
2020-04-05 16:06
Expected
2020-04-05 16:06
#24
valde | 
Sweden meistr0 
YES, thank god they benched Snappi.
2020-04-05 16:07
+niko +rusty
2020-04-05 16:08
Benched (sold to Astralis) LUL
2020-04-05 16:09
#45
valde | 
Sweden meistr0 
He wasnt sold. If he was sold he wouldnt leave Heroic the 1st of July. He joins Astralis for free the 1st of July because his contract with Heroic ends, so he got benched by Heroic until 1st of July.
2020-04-05 16:12
+Hunden pls
2020-04-05 16:09
es3 can't wait to palpate that fat astralis paycheck
2020-04-05 16:10
#40
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Iceland BuioCS 
Niko inc
2020-04-05 16:11
+hunden plssss
2020-04-05 16:11
#46
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Latvia Natsuu1 
+Bubzkji +roeJ/sjuush
2020-04-05 16:12
they have no reason to leave mad lions, but they would fit well
2020-04-05 16:34
#50
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United States stotte 
Snappi should go to NA. The expectations for him will be low, the pay will be high, and he can turn them into a danish team slowly if he wants. -Nifty (out of IGL role) +Snappi -ryann +TenZ or someone from NA. It's important to keep them NA because you dont want them competing in the EU Minor
2020-04-05 16:15
Not gonna happen ever, envy has given nifty free rain basically with their cs roster.
2020-04-05 22:45
#183
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United States stotte 
Yeah. I was thinking more in a world where NA CS was normal.
2020-04-06 23:10
There are a lot of EU teams that could benefit from getting Snappi tho, maybe even FaZe and they could let NiKo frag out again.
2020-04-06 20:49
#182
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United States stotte 
Of course. And Snappi will probably prioritize those teams so he can stay home with his friends and family. But in the off chance that those teams don't provide better incentives than the NA teams, coming across the pond is also a choice.
2020-04-06 23:10
#55
s1mple | 
Lithuania Makatas 
Snake cadian at it again. Snappi invited cadian to play and cadian snakeed on him lol
2020-04-05 16:18
cadiaN is a nice guy, why would he do anything to snappi?
2020-04-06 02:51
Just a joke because snappi invited cadian to play in heroic and now cadian will be igl instead of him
2020-04-06 02:53
but cadiaN was already the IGL
2020-04-06 02:54
No he wasnt
2020-04-06 03:00
oh
2020-04-06 03:00
+HUNDEN +niko inc ?
2020-04-05 16:20
#60
fnx | 
Portugal ItsAvenn 
Fpx VS 100T ahahah xD fpx play mathces right? ok better than 100t brazilians AHAHA
2020-04-05 16:20
not the roster that was supposed to join them (heroic), so yeah. 100T(BR roster) vs FPX(Heroic)
2020-04-05 18:07
Finally Cadian didn't get cucked. He actually deserves the spot and has been looking really good in this Heroic lineup. Hope they could get sjuush or roeJ
2020-04-05 16:20
#137
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Chile Zzalb 
I'm happy for him but his IGLing is not good, not only that but his AWPing is not good when he is IGL at the same time, I hope they add another IGL rather than a rifler
2020-04-05 18:46
HUNDEN But then they'd have to have someone on s1mple's level to carry him to be worth it maybe.
2020-04-05 21:23
#157
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Chile Zzalb 
cadiaN, stavn and TeSeS could be enough but stavn is kinda inconsistent sometimes
2020-04-05 21:34
#62
tarik | 
Germany mysterE 
+dennis
2020-04-05 16:20
#65
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Sweden Lagge15 
Most likely. He and Cadian and a young Danish player have played quite much FPL recently.
2020-04-05 16:22
dennis did well when he stood in for device in 2017. i dont see why he wouldnt do well with heroic
2020-04-06 02:53
#63
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Sweden Lagge15 
Cadian hinted at this a few days ago on a steea with Pimp on Blasts twitch channel. I expect Dennis and some youngster to join.
2020-04-05 16:21
maybe +dragonfly?
2020-04-05 17:11
#109
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Sweden Lagge15 
not going to be. He has been out of the scene for too long, he isn't that young and last time he had some sort of play he was just about decent. I like him but I doubt he will get the chance. But sure, Stavn being there helps him out a bit. The guy they played with is named Peter or Peder.
2020-04-05 17:23
#64
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Brazil SecondKS 
+teses +bubskji
2020-04-05 16:21
HUNDEN
2020-04-05 16:23
#67
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Turkey M@CHINE 
+niko +teses or farlig make heroic great again
2020-04-05 16:24
#69
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Sweden Lingon 
Hunden?
2020-04-05 16:27
#70
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
dennis?
2020-04-05 16:31
People saying roeJ or Bubszki lol they play for a much better team and much bigger org.
2020-04-05 16:32
#72
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Poland geraldzik 
snappi das krokodail ? xd goOd 4 heroic
2020-04-05 16:33
+nico POG
2020-04-05 16:33
#76
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Serbia nocturn1 
dont care
2020-04-05 16:35
I mean es3tag was good but astralis poached him Snappi bot though glad they kicked him
2020-04-05 16:36
nice
2020-04-05 16:36
#80
JW | 
Sweden w0nfig1 
lol don't tell me that cadian will be igl xDxDxDxDxDxDxD
2020-04-05 16:37
#82
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France Latour12 
Es3tag isnt astralis Player XD???
2020-04-05 16:40
He already has a contract with heroic, he will be free to join astralis July 1st,
2020-04-06 02:55
thanks hltv, nice news - when we already know that estag join blastralis.
2020-04-05 16:40
He already has a contract with heroic, he will be free to join astralis July 1st,
2020-04-06 02:55
Fuck es3tag Drug addict Money seeker
2020-04-05 16:41
He has done nothing wrong at all. He didn't resign his contract, the most normal thing in the world. He is not a slave owned by heroic or whoever heroic want to sell him to. He works under contract and stops working when the contract is over.
2020-04-05 16:50
#86
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Iceland caverat 
a bot on astralis? ffs
2020-04-05 16:41
wtfff
2020-04-05 16:43
#103
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CIS kofilzz 
its more a joke than a team :D
2020-04-05 17:02
+dennis +farlig
2020-04-05 16:47
#92
El1an | 
United States Wowzaaa 
+niko +TeSeS
2020-04-05 16:47
#94
sLowi | 
United Kingdom Terry18 
Teses could be an absolute god under the wing of cadian let me see it heroic let me fucking see it
2020-04-05 16:49
#97
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CIS kofilzz 
mertz is free, and hes god
2020-04-05 16:53
#101
Lekr0 | 
Sweden Onkov 
he's in singularity?
2020-04-05 16:55
Denmark rotating door
2020-04-05 16:54
f off
2020-04-05 16:55
get TeSeS and farlig
2020-04-05 17:10
#106
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Russia Jet1k 
benching someone whos already on another team KEKW
2020-04-05 17:15
#108
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Netherlands meneert 
he is not, he joins astralis when contract expires
2020-04-05 17:23
#177
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Russia Jet1k 
thanks for clarification
2020-04-06 03:10
heroic? xD
2020-04-05 17:29
thanks FPX you ruined this team
2020-04-05 17:31
#113
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Europe Juuzou_ 
Really wondering how snappi feels being the bitch of danish cs
2020-04-05 17:32
Snappi had worse stats but is a much better IGL than cadian, they've barely won any games since cadian took over that role.
2020-04-05 17:40
#115
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Russia Glihhh 
Why would they bench estag??? Wow
2020-04-05 17:35
#116
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World Beard43 
Hopefully they have found solid replacements, I think this was a much needed shuffle.
2020-04-05 17:36
#117
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Asia VinceVibe 
es3tag doesn't care lol
2020-04-05 17:41
very weird situation
2020-04-05 17:45
es3tag ResidentSleeper
2020-04-05 17:50
+dupreeh +refreshz
2020-04-05 17:51
#125
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United Kingdom OswaldMosley 
I think that Dennis "dennis" Edman, the 29 year old Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, previously of fnatic, GODSENT and Ninjas in Pyjamas will join the Heroic roster. Additionally, the Danish player Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen may also join his fellow compatriots as he is an available player, suitable for this level of competitive play, demonstrated as he previously competed for Heroic for almost two years before joining North and later OpTic Gaming. The latter was his most recent team until the roster disbanded, following OpTic Gaming being purchased by Immortals Gaming Club. Nonetheless, I wait with anticipation to see which players Heroic pick up.
2020-04-05 17:58
Mertz?
2020-04-05 18:11
cadian is back :D
2020-04-05 18:30
As #99 said, the roster was being sold to a Chinese org. You can't call es3tag a snake for turning down that opportunity to join Astralis
2020-04-05 18:32
Everyone would join greatest team in CS:GO ever. I guess not all gonna agree with me but those are facts, they're the best team in CS:GO history. People can say they're boring, but why? Because they won few majors in a row? I think it's amazing, no one can EVER repeat that =) And no, I'm not a fan of Astralis =)
2020-04-05 18:48
cadiaN stavn b0RUP TENZKI NoTaN1dgl
2020-04-05 18:37
notan tier 5
2020-04-05 20:01
Young talent, good player, nice game role
2020-04-05 20:02
Notan danish tier 7 player?
2020-04-05 21:25
Heroic>Astralis Astralis take even their benched players, what a shame
2020-04-05 18:46
#138
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Chile Zzalb 
Dont make cadiaN IGL again please
2020-04-05 18:48
LULroic malding on ezeTag ex dee Kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-04-05 18:54
#144
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Finland 0lter 
theyre back jut dont even have 5 playerd lmao
2020-04-05 19:41
+niko and dennis
2020-04-05 20:00
The guy benched is going to join Astrails as the sixer.
2020-04-05 20:05
What about +Hunden +Dennis/Farlig?
2020-04-05 20:25
#150
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Ukraine Zed97 
FunPlusPhoenix ahahha omegalOL
2020-04-05 20:26
This sort of feels like the end of the road for Snappi. Dude is already 29 and haven't played well enough for a good while that I can see any tier 2 or above team be interested.
2020-04-05 20:27
I hate to agree with this but yea, unless he can lead some up and comers again in the Scandinavian scene he aint anything special anymore :|
2020-04-05 22:41
+niko +dennis
2020-04-05 20:49
+ dennis
2020-04-05 21:01
Look faceit, they play very much with. Cadian. Niko. Hunden. Anj and haarstrup, some with Dennis too, plus Niko and maybe Hunden comeback, or hundencoachand Dennis or these other 2? They played very much in the last days,... Probably hundencoa h. Maybe player too, just Google faceit cadian and look at the last marches
2020-04-05 21:43
#159
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
if they get farlig and teses.. idk if cph flames has nuff money but it will be nice to get mertz and niko (if they sell)
2020-04-05 21:47
#162
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Brazil Skrol 
+TeSeS
2020-04-06 00:06
How heroic can bench fpx player?
2020-04-06 00:21
what ever happened to dragonfly from fragsters?
2020-04-06 01:17
Its gotta be like teses and farlig right ? or niko and jugi ?
2020-04-06 03:04
#178
nexa | 
Canada Matchfix 
FARLIG AND TESES BABY GONNA BE SWWEEEEET
2020-04-06 08:53
#179
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
Snappi to Astralis- announced soon
2020-04-06 09:55
#184
Coronaz | 
China imd0g 
i know it botsnnapi is new on the gear and he won't last first match with the gear he had atleast 4 obvious lock
2020-04-08 08:43
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