jdm64 steps back from Counter-Strike

Former CLG and Liquid player Josh "jdm64" Marzano has announced his intention to quit competitive CS:GO and focus on VALORANT.

The 30-year-old AWPer has been inactive since his removal from Envy's active roster in June 2019, primarily spending his days streaming Rank S and FPL. The news hardly comes as a surprise as, despite being a free agent, jdm64 was unable to find a new team to call home after his release.

jdm64 has been a staple name in North America for many years. After competing in both CS: 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source, he rose to prominence in CS:GO as a part of mouseSpaz and CLG from 2014 to 2016 with his laid-back AWPing style.

The former Liquid AWPer takes his leave as he turns 30

His performance on CLG led to an opportunity on Liquid, whom he joined in trade for Kenneth "koosta" Suen. There, jdm64 enjoyed the most successful period of his career, managing a runner-up finish at the ESL One Cologne 2016 Major alongside Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev as well as deep runs at a number of other international events, including the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals and the 2016 and 2017 editions of ESL One New York.

Besides ESL One Cologne 2016, he attended five Majors, also making the playoffs at MLG Columbus, where he put up a joint-team high 1.14 rating in CLG's quarter-final run.

After taking a break following his removal from Liquid, jdm64 resurfaced in October 2018 on Envy, spending seven months on the roster, for which he averaged a 1.04 rating, before making a final exit.

Related video:

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
RIP
2020-05-20 23:19
2020-05-20 23:22
#37
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Germany Neckarstadion 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-05-20 23:23
#99
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Jdm has been washed up in Valorant even before he started playing the game
2020-05-20 23:32
lmao +1
2020-05-21 21:07
hahahaha
2020-05-20 23:23
ahahahahahah
2020-05-20 23:23
#52
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Europe meneert 
Delusional Typical NA
2020-05-20 23:25
These NA players are so hypocrites.
2020-05-20 23:25
You should look up the word hypocrite before you try to use it in conversation roflmao
2020-05-20 23:42
#130
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Russia (^_^) 
Nice English.
2020-05-20 23:46
That whole sentence was grammatically correct, ruski friend
2020-05-21 01:52
Use it in a* conversation
2020-05-21 08:20
It works either way in English. It actually makes more sense the way he words it here since he's not talking about a specific conversation and more about the act of conversing
2020-05-21 08:25
#315
Rich | 
North America Gumdrop 
Works either way
2020-05-21 10:38
German teaching English Xaxaxaxa nice
2020-05-21 12:08
You can use something in conversation.
2020-05-21 14:52
#363
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Croatia Lil_Blizzard 
works either way, nt tho
2020-05-21 17:29
Russian correcting someone on their english... Hahahah...
2020-05-21 01:55
#288
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Russia (^_^) 
English* Typical dumb American.
2020-05-21 08:33
Says the guy who tried to correct someone who was grammatically correct originally. Grammar Nazi
2020-05-21 08:37
#290
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Russia (^_^) 
I wasn't even being serious with that reply, I was just bored and wanted to stir up some shit.
2020-05-21 08:39
Typical Russians, always looking to start fights
2020-05-21 08:41
#293
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Russia (^_^) 
I'm not even Russian. I just changed the flag one day and never switched it back.
2020-05-21 08:43
Typical *insert country here,* always looking to *insert stereotype here.*
2020-05-21 08:44
#296
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Russia (^_^) 
I like how you're getting so defensive over this when I wasn't even being serious.
2020-05-21 08:46
I'm messing with you, relax man
2020-05-21 08:47
#299
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Russia (^_^) 
I hope you are man. While you are at it check out my newest thread, you might like the video on it!
2020-05-21 08:48
#355
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Ukraine Dert38 
typical retarded ruski.
2020-05-21 15:50
#362
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China Grenadr 
+1
2020-05-21 17:26
#368
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Russia (^_^) 
#293 Learn to read, Ukrainian dog.
2020-05-21 17:55
#378
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Ukraine Dert38 
haha cheater???)) lol
2020-05-21 19:23
Said after reading his tweets. Imagine not knowing your own language, lmao.
2020-05-20 23:49
its not even their language
2020-05-21 05:50
#286
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Brazil 1stworlder 
That word still doesn't fit the description of his tweets in any way possible. Look up the definition, please.
2020-05-21 08:22
You are pretentious and arrogant, see #286
2020-05-21 08:40
doesn't fit the context
2020-05-21 08:43
-says french
2020-05-21 09:58
Haha
2020-05-20 23:27
LMFAO
2020-05-20 23:48
#164
broky | 
Portugal sAA_ 
LMFAOOOOOOOOO
2020-05-21 00:03
#191
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Germany Merkelistan 
OMEGALUL
2020-05-21 00:34
#206
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Other KlNG 
AHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2020-05-21 01:13
People making fun of pros trying to get good again :/
2020-05-21 01:31
#215
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Sweden hltv_baiter 
its not that he is trying to get better, its that he "knows" that he would be a top 20 player in 2020 when he isnt even a top 20 awper in NA
2020-05-21 01:36
you could probably pay jdm to be on your team if you had a 2004 honda civic
2020-05-21 01:54
Pros are used to succeeding, when they dont, often their reaction is to just try harder
2020-05-21 02:30
posting a delusional or outright lying tweet means he is trying harded xaxaxaxa
2020-05-21 07:15
lmao
2020-05-21 02:44
ayyyyyyyyy
2020-05-21 07:48
another great prospect destroyed by covid :(
2020-05-21 08:03
hahah what a loser
2020-05-21 08:09
he reminds me about trump.
2020-05-21 14:58
omegaLUL
2020-05-23 04:03
#193
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United States Frotha 
Bye Below average pro player
2020-05-21 00:36
rip
2020-05-21 03:51
I miss Sadokist
2020-05-21 08:18
F
2020-05-21 10:29
#2
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United States Murarara 
Don't car
2020-05-20 23:19
Nobody cars. 1 highlight wonder
2020-05-21 01:50
#272
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India mr_magician 
"what is that from jdm???"
2020-05-21 07:07
sad
2020-05-20 23:19
F Cadillac f
2020-05-20 23:19
#5
XANTARES | 
Japan d1pal 
Another Na player KEKW
2020-05-20 23:19
#28
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
But unlike the others he used to be good ;/
2020-05-20 23:21
One highlight player. Did nothing more than that 1v5.
2020-05-20 23:33
Oh dude you are misinformed :/
2020-05-20 23:33
Im watching cs since 2010. Watching almost every match since 2014. Jdm achieved nothing. People will remember him just because that clutch. Maybe he was super good in cs source, but I doubt this is the case.
2020-05-20 23:36
I remember him for playing while lying.
2020-05-20 23:44
Yeah, that's quite memorable kk =)
2020-05-20 23:45
Yes. And he was doing some strange things with his lips while concentrating.
2020-05-20 23:58
Kay, maybe not so misinformed. Either way he played in Liquid (and Envy I guess...) So he managed to achieve something. I just liked him and now I miss him cuz I thought he'd comeback and be good again. I guess I was wrong, since he moved to that shitty overrated game ;//
2020-05-20 23:44
He played in liquid when liquid was in flipsid3 tier, so nothing special. I used to like him btw. But at some point he stopped evolving. Felt like he is lost on the map.
2020-05-20 23:52
That makes sense. I just like him as a person tbh. I wish the best for him either way
2020-05-21 01:04
Youve watched almost every csgo match since 2014? Thats kind of impossible....weird flex but ok
2020-05-21 02:16
#240
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Indonesia lumayan 
+1
2020-05-21 02:52
lmao +1
2020-05-21 10:12
Almost every important match. Not like I've been watching every fucking tier2 tournament. And why should it be impossible? U should just chill and accept the fact that jdm achieved nothing.
2020-05-21 11:56
So you're a nolifer? Watching every relevant match cuz no job or something?
2020-05-21 18:10
I have a job, I have a life and I have seen a lot of cs go matches.
2020-05-21 18:30
He was never a known quantity in Source (unlike, say a Naf or an Autimatic). I can't speak to 1.6, I'd stopped following NA by about 2012. He only really became known in GO, and frankly he wasn't even that special then.
2020-05-21 04:07
ye. That is what Im talking about. He will not be missed.
2020-05-21 11:58
#6
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Finland Cloud9_1_Major 
who cares, haven't heard about this guy in ages
2020-05-20 23:20
WHO
2020-05-20 23:19
Who? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-05-20 23:19
64iq
2020-05-20 23:20
+1
2020-05-21 02:05
#10
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
Tbh I'm gonna miss him. I always hoped he'd actually achieve something in a team. Well, GL in Valorant I guess, although that game is overrated lol
2020-05-20 23:21
#197
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Bulgaria R34 
same
2020-05-21 00:48
#262
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United States Phamous3k 
As overrated as that game is the chances of it gaining a huge audience are pretty damn high... I think jdm will do alright, but the younger hungrier talents will rule Valorant this time next year. Good igl/awper for the early stages of Val tho...
2020-05-21 05:21
The game sucks ass.. Id just play overwatch that is a full game..
2020-05-21 10:35
ok bye
2020-05-20 23:20
#12
God | 
Russia amc20 
LOL
2020-05-20 23:20
#13
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Hungary subzera 
:( reply needs to have actual content
2020-05-20 23:20
#14
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China |REM1| 
loungelorant
2020-05-20 23:21
Let’s see Washed up... check No relevant team... check 30 years old or in his late twenties.... check NA based.... check E X P E C T E D
2020-05-20 23:21
#23
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Spain Jbc12301 
+100000
2020-05-20 23:21
#68
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Denmark Zorrondo 
+1 KEKW
2020-05-20 23:26
#79
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Brazil Karlogaria 
+1
2020-05-20 23:28
#110
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Netherlands SpiceNut 
LUL
2020-05-20 23:35
+1
2020-05-20 23:44
#142
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Europe EnceIsSoBad 
+1
2020-05-20 23:50
#145
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World Beard43 
+1
2020-05-20 23:51
#148
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Brazil _Awper 
KKKKKK +1
2020-05-20 23:53
#154
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
+1
2020-05-20 23:58
+1 KEKW
2020-05-21 00:20
#199
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Australia ragearainbow 
Expected... Check?
2020-05-21 00:58
#214
ropz | 
Croatia KrenZZie 
KEKW
2020-05-21 01:33
Best reply ever
2020-05-21 01:54
the ultimate OOF
2020-05-21 04:31
+1
2020-05-21 08:11
#342
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Hungary StraYzie 
+1 You haven't been active recently and cannot post replies repeatedly within five minutes
2020-05-21 14:31
#364
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Finland Abelzini 
+1 LUL
2020-05-21 17:32
#16
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Ukraine Taira 
didnt he quit like 2 years ago?
2020-05-20 23:21
#186
fat | 
United Kingdom zakariin 
nah no one wanted him.
2020-05-21 00:27
\_ gang
2020-05-20 23:21
what makes him think valorant has a team for him ,like iq men?
2020-05-20 23:21
#19
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
Noobs of America trying to make money in Valorant. Orgs would be idiots to pay his salary.
2020-05-20 23:21
#20
Petra | 
Netherlands taorus 
who?
2020-05-20 23:21
washed up liquid player
2020-05-20 23:21
Played with simple in lulquid in 2016
2020-05-20 23:24
#21
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India magizhchi 
another NA player, another day, say something new
2020-05-20 23:21
another one
2020-05-20 23:21
#24
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Poland aufkm 
who cares last game 1 year ago.
2020-05-20 23:21
Who???
2020-05-20 23:21
#27
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Europe ipufosenia 
top 10 Good NA Players 1.CerQ 2.Elige 3.Naf 4. 5 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
2020-05-20 23:21
Cerq is Bulgarian
2020-05-20 23:24
#116
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
+1 hahha
2020-05-20 23:39
I am think this is the joke men
2020-05-20 23:52
#168
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Russia xtkjdtr001 
i laughed ty
2020-05-21 00:06
#196
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Germany Trax_ 
Brezhe deserves a spot tho still
2020-05-21 00:45
He is 30? What the fuck
2020-05-20 23:22
#30
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Canada GopsterGOD 
I haven't seen him playing cs go for like 2 years
2020-05-20 23:22
+1
2020-05-20 23:23
#43
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Germany Neckarstadion 
I think that's for the best
2020-05-20 23:23
#55
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Canada GopsterGOD 
I mean hes 30 how long does he want to continue esports career
2020-05-20 23:25
#67
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Completely agree, there is more to life. I hope I won't be playing video games all day when I hit 30
2020-05-20 23:26
It's called a career, but you wouldn't know of something like that. Let them do as they please
2020-05-20 23:30
#158
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World Beard43 
You think it's better to waste your younger years doing it? As a 36 year old that makes no sense to me, teens and twenties are the best years for being highly active, that only gets harder after 30. For playing computer games it makes no difference though, except a very slight drop in RT. Regardless of age though, people have to work for money and spending 8+ hours a day in front of a computer is unfortunately not abnormal at all.
2020-05-21 00:00
i mean the doc does it everyday and is making bank, maybe someone like jdm should explore different games other than Val.
2020-05-21 03:11
Doc is an enteritainer not a pro gamer. Theres a huge difference
2020-05-21 06:30
xqc was also pro but branched off quite easily
2020-05-21 07:31
#287
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Brazil 1stworlder 
Because of his personality and being infamous for his toxicity. Kids love that which is why he already had a good following when he started streaming. Little to no pro player has that "luck" that helps boost their streamer career by a ton.
2020-05-21 08:26
Washed lol imagine thinking he can make it in valorant
2020-05-20 23:22
+1 lmao nice username men))
2020-05-23 17:00
#32
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Europe Vallon3 
Valorant... of course. Hope it takes way more players so that the fatsos at Volvo can finally do something new for this game.
2020-05-20 23:22
idgas
2020-05-20 23:22
Positive side of all this bullshit? When the pro valorant scene takes off we'll know 80% of players.
2020-05-20 23:22
#63
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Before they will be replaced after a couple of months by young and more hungry players native to Valorant
2020-05-20 23:25
for sure, but makes the start more familiar lol
2020-05-20 23:27
Yeah Competition = bad Amirite?
2020-05-20 23:28
#94
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Of course not. But it's delusional of players in their late 20s to think that they will stand a chance against young and promising valorant talent. Their only advantage in cs was the sheer experience, what do they have in valorant? Good aim won't be enough, everyone has that these days and valorant is so different to csgo, very few skills translate
2020-05-20 23:31
I disagree - to an extent. Yes, there will be young and hungry players who will break into the scene. How is this any different from CSGO? Plenty of solid teams all around the place with no opportunities. Making it in this scene requires a lot more than just being good. The washed-up CS pros have a massive edge in this and they will be defining the scene in at least the early years to come.
2020-05-20 23:40
CS pros have no edge, I would even dare to say they will keep bad habits from csgo. Once young blood starts to come in all these washed up dogs will be irrelevant like they were in csgo. Experience is biggest bullshit myth ever. If you are good doesn't matter if you play the game 2 or 10 years.
2020-05-21 10:42
Yeah, ok, disagree.
2020-05-21 10:51
#36
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Poland dreamShow 
and another one
2020-05-20 23:22
#38
coldzera | 
Portugal imda1 
no one cares about all these trash players moving to another game only cuz they're not good enough lmao
2020-05-20 23:23
#40
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
One of my favourite AWPers and NA players \_
2020-05-20 23:23
VALORANT ROFL... some day these idiots realize influencers has been paid for advertising that turd and all the wankers end up there (could be pretty great eh!?)
2020-05-20 23:23
#172
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Russia xtkjdtr001 
Some day dumb animals like u realize that no project can live without marketing and there is nothing wrong in doing what u just said and it doesnt make valorant bad :)
2020-05-21 00:15
true. valorant makes valorant bad lol.
2020-05-21 10:16
DING DING DING DING DING
2020-05-21 13:40
lmao hahahahahaha
2020-05-20 23:24
RIP, he was an amazing awper at his peak. Really chill player also. I hope he does well in Valorant but I'm not sure if his skills are gonna transition that well
2020-05-20 23:24
I also wanna add, this is another player's career that Nifty has killed. Stupid ass Nifty making the dumbass roster changes on Envy has ruined a lot of player's careers, yet no one is talking about this. Jdm was usually the top fragger while he was on the team, while Nifty bottom fragged, yet s0m, jdm, android, and Fugly were the ones that got kicked. 3 of those 4 players are probably quitting cs to go to Valorant, even though they should've never been kicked from Envy in the first place.
2020-05-20 23:31
#256
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
JDM's career was dead 6 months before Liquid finally got rid of his dead weight ass...Nifty has nothing to do with the fact that the guy has never been anything but a tier 3 player riding a tier 1 roster because he is an "AWPer" in a scene that had none.
2020-05-21 04:40
#258
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
JDM alt account
2020-05-21 04:40
#257
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
you must be JDM alt account.
2020-05-21 04:40
why comment the same thing 2 times?
2020-05-22 02:13
#385
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
emphasis..that you are JDM or his friend, bc JDM sucks cock and no one would think that of him.
2020-05-22 17:02
Most chilled sitting position ever.
2020-05-20 23:24
Agree though
2020-05-20 23:25
#60
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Finland OldStager 
+1
2020-05-20 23:25
#50
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Finland OldStager 
finally
2020-05-20 23:24
#51
flusha | 
Cambodia PigFace 
NA CS might as well just turn into the Valorant scene now LOL
2020-05-20 23:24
#61
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Japan pawbeast 
Would be good if stewie and nitro switch to valorant also
2020-05-20 23:25
#53
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Indonesia ran4 
who cars
2020-05-20 23:25
#56
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Japan pawbeast 
Why pro players from csgo go for orgs? Being a pro player at some game doesnt make u pro at other lol They need to learn valorant from start and are same bad as new players probably
2020-05-20 23:25
probably for chance still be in pro scene.
2020-05-20 23:26
#58
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Libya OG_TOP_1 
who cars
2020-05-20 23:25
max leaning back in my PewDiePie chair to pay respects
2020-05-20 23:25
#92
arT | 
Brazil SH1NoOB 
Ceilling gang detected FLOOR GANG UHG FLOOR GANG UHG FLOOR GANG UHG FLOOR GANG UHG FLOOR GANG UHG FLOOR GANG UHG FLOOR GANG UHG
2020-05-20 23:30
ah, i always thought he won some big tournament :\
2020-05-20 23:25
major finals is pretty good
2020-05-20 23:32
yea, i agree with that. I just seen so many times, i thought he won actually some big tournament. And he never be bad player or something.
2020-05-20 23:34
still member his cluth on de_cache
2020-05-20 23:25
#65
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Russia ToughGuy 
Legend
2020-05-20 23:26
oj
2020-05-20 23:26
#70
NEO | 
Sweden 444SEN 
who cares, guy was nothing after liquid
2020-05-20 23:27
#72
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Germany FatboySl!m 
thought he retired 2 years ago
2020-05-20 23:27
he was rly good with scoped weapons and pistols glggl
2020-05-20 23:27
#75
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Canada ASH1 
lmao who cars
2020-05-20 23:27
#76
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
Noob dm
2020-05-20 23:27
rip dude deserved better
2020-05-20 23:28
#78
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Czech Republic bagin__ 
OH JDM BYE BYE
2020-05-20 23:28
WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS THAT FROM SNAX??
2020-05-20 23:46
just add a new section on hltv: which tier 2 NA player is moving to valorant today
2020-05-20 23:28
"Today in Valorant history: "
2020-05-20 23:30
Tier2? More like tier 10, not even level 10 stacks need this bot
2020-05-20 23:57
#314
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Tier 2 in NA, tier 6 everywhere else.
2020-05-21 10:36
#83
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Brazil Karlogaria 
He used to be good, but now he checks all the requirements to leave CS and start at Valorant: no team, forgotten, old and washed up. RIP =(
2020-05-20 23:29
#85
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Japan Inlivino 
everything ticked, hope he's succeed on Valorant
2020-05-20 23:29
Thought he had quit ages ago. Anyway, happy to see that he will be staying relevant in a difference scene.
2020-05-20 23:30
>washed up na player >quitting for valorant pick two
2020-05-20 23:30
#89
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Sweden GeT_CoRrEcT 
KEKW
2020-05-20 23:30
#91
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Sweden Trkmag 
I'm looking to IGL and be whatever my next team needs me to be whether that being an IGL/hybrid or their awper. It's safe to say tho, I've never had this amount of potential and I know given the chance, come 2020 I will be on HLTV top 20 players list came here for this
2020-05-20 23:30
I honestly don't know if these players are more delusional or desperate. You're a 30 years old who hasn't done anything in years and you expect an org to pick you up just becase you come from cs?
2020-05-20 23:31
#112
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Yes, they do
2020-05-20 23:35
#180
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United States hEgReNaDe 
Yeah, better than joining a tier 7 cs team
2020-05-21 00:22
being on tier 4 na team < 87-0 being t1 in new game shitting on kids in valorant & making fat stacks
2020-05-21 02:25
Except the kids will be the ones shitting on him and he will be tier 4 on valorant too
2020-05-21 02:28
200 IQ move by Karrigan since he studied beside cs (which every cs player should be able to do aswell), so he is just going strait to the job marked when he retires, while rest are stuck in the e-sport world at 30+.
2020-05-21 02:50
He probably could stay in other jobs in esports if he wanted to
2020-05-21 08:15
#95
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World tuncbilek 
gl \__
2020-05-20 23:31
#97
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Europe Telsek 
haha so intressting info... only thing i remember jdm64 for, is because he sitting 1 m from the screen playing :D
2020-05-20 23:31
#98
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United States sstripes 
rip, best player when he was on nv
2020-05-20 23:31
#109
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Sweden Velocityyy 
+1
2020-05-20 23:34
NA scene lul
2020-05-20 23:32
i really wonder if its just na players asking for way to high of a salary cause even in the german subtop you have people getting fulltime salaries so how are top6-7 na teams unable to get orgs?
2020-05-20 23:33
#234
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United States jay_320 
Gen.G, Liquid, EG, Cloud 9, Chaos, Triumph? I mean of those teams only Gen.G, EG and Liquid have real potential but it's not like there aren't orgs paying. I've said it before in other threads but if you are an unsigned CS pro in Europe or NA you'd be dumb to not try Valorant. Riot supports it's games with big franchised leagues. You make your way onto a spot there and you've done yourself a service. At the end of the day these guys are in it for money. Just like anything else.
2020-05-21 02:36
i meant teams like bnb or swole patrol i bet they were asking for way too much cant be that euronics,nlg and epikk esports in the german subtop have full time teams and na orgs dont
2020-05-21 02:56
Didnt know he was still playing.
2020-05-20 23:34
oh wow another washed up player switching to dogshitorant
2020-05-20 23:34
#108
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Sweden Velocityyy 
thats sad :/ He the best player by far on envy
2020-05-20 23:34
#111
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
\__ounging
2020-05-20 23:35
#114
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Germany ConAction 
He was still playing???
2020-05-20 23:37
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2020-05-20 23:39
#118
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Sweden Kasidro 
Another washed up NA player that was never good enough (except for a short stint in this case) leaving cause he was not just good enough.
2020-05-20 23:41
#120
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Switzerland x676 
Hahahahahahaha good bye no namer!!!
2020-05-20 23:43
No namer?
2020-05-20 23:45
calling jdm nonamer u are newfag
2020-05-21 00:02
#166
Snax | 
Europe Bambi_AT 
+1 sad days for old guys when you see things like this :(
2020-05-21 00:05
\__OUNGENATION
2020-05-20 23:43
#125
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Japan pawbeast 
So he dont play for 1 year and now u tell us he quit csgo HLTV EXPLORER LUL kkkk
2020-05-20 23:44
#129
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Denmark shredded 
\__ rip
2020-05-20 23:46
#131
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United States stotte 
People will mock all of the "washed up" players in the NA scene leaving but every washed up player in NA could have been the silver lining of some MDL team that could make NA MDL stronger. When NA pushes these players away, we will suffer from a self inflicted CGS moment where CGS collapsed during the Source days and all of the old NA players fucked off and there was no one left to teach the young players.
2020-05-20 23:47
#135
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United States stotte 
This is part of why Europe has such a good talent pipeline. Old, has been European players didn't quit, they went to the lower tier scene of their region and helped the younger players come up. in NA this doesn't happen.
2020-05-20 23:48
#150 lmao
2020-05-20 23:58
#178
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United States stotte 
Yep pretty much. The US culture in particular has a lot of instant gratification pursuit within it
2020-05-21 00:21
#132
fnx | 
Brazil PeSAdelOz 
Rip
2020-05-20 23:47
#133
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United Kingdom sslemons 
sad. probably one of the biggest names ever in NACS, definately the biggest player to leave for valorant. goodbye jdm-
2020-05-20 23:47
#139
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United States stotte 
FNS is bigger because FNS still had a LARGE part to play in NA.
2020-05-20 23:48
#309
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United Kingdom sslemons 
unfair comparison. NO ONE compares to that mastermind
2020-05-21 10:18
#351
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United States stotte 
I mean FNS is a loss for NA in a serious sense, not a memey sense.
2020-05-21 14:59
#134
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Palestine Xpicyy 
rip :(
2020-05-20 23:47
#136
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Europe EnceIsSoBad 
wow another fashed up player quitting for valorant :D
2020-05-20 23:48
#138
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Ukraine volanchick 
nooo :(((((
2020-05-20 23:48
All these old washed up players leaving for valorant, dont get me wrong the game is not that bad i think its boring and will die in few months
2020-05-20 23:49
not surprised, one more trash cs player going to valorant
2020-05-20 23:52
#153
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Lebanon Dogman69 
have some respect
2020-05-20 23:58
Sad to see a wellknown NA player step down from CS:GO. God knows NA needs all those experienced players to teach new talent. That being said; Going for Valorant?!? Wtf??? Isn't that like saying Valorant is just for those ex-cs:go players looking for an easier game to earn money in? Go coach JDM. There's plenty of NA teams that needs coaches and analysts with experience who understands the NA scene and culture and can give them pointers on how to challenge EU teams.
2020-05-20 23:51
Jdm straight lounging and stealing paychecks _/
2020-05-20 23:55
Valorant reminds me the fairy tale of cs source. Everyone ran to make ez money at source,everyone ran back to 1.6,but never caught up with the rest. (Players like frod and zet,as well almost whole na scene) After that,na cs still tries to catch up with eu
2020-05-20 23:57
+1
2020-05-21 00:40
#152
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Lebanon Dogman69 
NA legend, was really good at one point in Liquid and CLG.
2020-05-20 23:57
Ppl is stupid. Valorant numbers are bad, is not a spectador game
2020-05-20 23:59
One of best snipers in cs:go, gl bro :P
2020-05-21 00:00
Well, good luck, nothing more to say but he is for sure desperate at this point.
2020-05-21 00:01
#162
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Serbia hltvmens 
who cars
2020-05-21 00:03
#163
Snax | 
Europe Bambi_AT 
respect, gl.
2020-05-21 00:03
#165
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World Beard43 
Sounds more like Counter-Strike kicked him than him stepping back, but okay. It makes sense for him to go to cartoon CS when he isn't good enough for the real thing anymore.
2020-05-21 00:04
noooooooooooooooo
2020-05-21 00:05
RiP
2020-05-21 00:06
#170
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Poland KASA0123 
For long time jdm was the most spectacular awp player in my opinion. It's such a shame that for last few years he hadn't got any stable team and now he is saying goodby like it's nothing. Anyway good luck for him, wishing all the best
2020-05-21 00:07
it really is nothing his not gone his just going for better game
2020-05-21 00:19
#340
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Poland KASA0123 
Well I am not Valorant hater and I understand that decision but when I started watching cs in 2015 he was one of my favourite players. But as you say, maybe it's better for him, we will see.
2020-05-21 13:53
LEGEND
2020-05-21 00:11
Probably the most one dimensional player of all time. Barely 5% of his frags are from ak, even kennys, skadoodle or guardian have over 10% of their frags made with ak. What's funny is that he made more frags with p250 than with ak which tells you how useless he was without AWP.
2020-05-21 00:17
He's friis of csgo :D
2020-05-21 00:28
#189
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit 
he was bad with awp but even worse with any other gun xD kinda useless just tells how bad na scene is/was
2020-05-21 00:28
awp was fine
2020-05-21 10:18
#174
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
Never come back please!
2020-05-21 00:16
#ez4valorant !
2020-05-21 00:19
#179
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United States Trump2020KAG 
CLG JDM was the best JDM
2020-05-21 00:22
\_ounging into VaLULorant
2020-05-21 00:24
can HLTV create a mega thread for these kind of news? nobody cares about these tier4 players moving to another game just to make some easy bucks, it's getting tiresome already
2020-05-21 00:25
Just dont open those threads then, fan of tier6tenz.
2020-05-21 00:27
#183
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
no one cares, he was tier3 player at his peak.
2020-05-21 00:25
#184
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Good luck to him
2020-05-21 00:25
He was quite good at some point, but inconsistant af. GL
2020-05-21 00:26
ok
2020-05-21 00:33
In League of Legends pro players playing for 25-27 y.o. Cyanide quit when he was only 20. Meanwhile CS 30 y.o.+ grandads moving to Valorant and they thinks that they will find a new power to go? I dont thinks so, imo
2020-05-21 00:36
#198
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World Beard43 
They're sellouts. The players who are moving aren't good enough to earn an income in CS. I think Valorant is providing them the opportunity to make a bit of quick cash with the added possibility/hope that maybe they can stretch it out for a few years. I do agree with you that it's unlikely they'll manage more than a quick buck though.
2020-05-21 00:51
#194
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Poland J__ac_pis 
lol i thought that he retired from cs few years ago xD
2020-05-21 00:37
I honestly didn’t even know he was still playing. This is like getting 2 news stories at once
2020-05-21 00:59
#201
Archi | 
United Kingdom KainZ 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAH top 20 HLTV 2020 AHAHAHAHH
2020-05-21 01:01
#202
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Poland KXS 
Np let this retard go away.
2020-05-21 01:02
#204
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Germany Durify 
I dont get it. Valorant does look very inconsistent after only 1 1/2 months, CS will surely never get to that point, but grow. To bring in my own opinion: At first valorant is something new, and you do enjoy it, but after you get used to it,it gets me bored really fast. There is a lot to improve, the maps are shit and spells to op (f.e the rocket thrower). Ofc rito will balance things, but i dont see a way, theyll get it anywhere close to CS in the next years.
2020-05-21 01:09
This valorant is becoming a meme
2020-05-21 01:11
#207
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
stop giving these na bots attention, not relevant in years. i know it slow news days but still. u dont make these news of european t3-t4 players who gone valonrant
2020-05-21 01:16
thats true btw. even i like jdm
2020-05-21 01:49
are you srs
2020-05-21 01:15
Thought he quit 3 years ago lmao
2020-05-21 01:17
RIP \_
2020-05-21 01:26
bro ur 30 what kind of career are you planning lmao
2020-05-21 01:28
Another tier 3 bot switching for fagorant
2020-05-21 01:31
valorant>>>>>>CS:GAY
2020-05-21 05:09
#216
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Finland kkd69 
I'm looking to IGL and be whatever my next team needs me to be whether that being an IGL/hybrid or their awper. It's safe to say tho, I've never had this amount of potential and I know given the chance, come 2020 I will be on HLTV top 20 players list
2020-05-21 01:36
well for me he left like 2-3years ago, i mean this news isnt even surprising me. He left long time ago anwyay gl
2020-05-21 01:39
Rip
2020-05-21 01:54
He was so trash at CS that I feel good that he left CS.
2020-05-21 02:02
I didn't knew he was in to CS. I will never forget his Match Point AWP clutch versus Envy on Cache at the major. Very impressive play youtube.com/watch?v=tMYnB7X8MZ8&list=PL5..
2020-05-21 02:05
didn't he win because of envy was trolling?
2020-05-21 04:18
#318
arT | 
Brazil SH1NoOB 
1v1 against kennys apex = bot sixer = worst than a bot happy = bot nbk = bot
2020-05-21 11:03
How dare u i‘m happy fan
2020-05-21 17:42
LEts go VALORANT!
2020-05-21 02:23
#233
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Kazakhstan team_k23 
He left CSGO years ago, inconsistent player. gl to him in future
2020-05-21 02:32
Sad
2020-05-21 02:38
#237
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Japan chanse 
30 years old + VALORANT omegalul
2020-05-21 02:46
And another one
2020-05-21 02:46
#241
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Brazil Thovisk 
JDM= Jogo Deitado Mesmo
2020-05-21 02:56
#243
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
Every bad players focusing on Valorant interesting
2020-05-21 02:57
#266
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United States DiabIo 
all the old has beens and the never wases going to valorent XD
2020-05-21 05:48
#244
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New Zealand SkirmishX 
Farewell Lounge gamer
2020-05-21 03:00
Don't you have to be in counter strike to step back from it
2020-05-21 03:05
#246
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Europe jok9rz 
Cmon HLTV... we do not care about washed up player going to valorant. Make one month news feed.
2020-05-21 03:11
Washed Pro who can't quit = "I'm quitting CSGO since it's bad to play Valorant"
2020-05-21 03:13
good luck
2020-05-21 03:21
#253
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China hdgamerrr 
He's too old for these shits.
2020-05-21 04:30
how he is too old? his 30 not 60
2020-05-21 08:52
#302
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China hdgamerrr 
Only forest can perform in his 30s. 30 is definitely too old for esports.
2020-05-21 08:58
#346
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Australia eClipz-AU 
Agreed, especially converting to a new game. 30 is when you really need to ask yourself what next? What comes after gaming? Unless they become a twitch gamer and have the personality to pull it off it’s probably time to retire and get a career
2020-05-21 14:52
#352
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China hdgamerrr 
Jdm spend some quality times at CLG and Liquid.He must saves a lot of money.He could start a business of his own.I mean there are just too many outstanding streamers now.He could still tries to make a career out of Esport behind the scene like Pronax did.But keep playing pro is definitely a bad idea.
2020-05-21 15:00
lets see if he can buy operator every round
2020-05-21 04:32
I swear HLTV posts this shit just to make everyone hate NA even more lmao
2020-05-21 05:03
#261
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Malaysia Iplaycsatcc 
Why is so much hate to jdm?
2020-05-21 05:10
they hate everyone really wannabe pros who play faceit 10h/day thinking they can shit on actual pros so they drop these nasty posts here lol
2020-05-21 08:16
jdm whining on Twitter about his post
2020-05-21 05:44
I forgot this guy existed
2020-05-21 05:44
#265
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United States DiabIo 
he was going destroyed in FPLc valorent came out and he did good in pubs so of course hes switching LMAO
2020-05-21 05:46
noob player
2020-05-21 05:51
lol i beat him in valorant ranked a couple days ago, maybe i should go pro kek
2020-05-21 06:18
30 and thinks he’ll be able to transition to a different esport ahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahha retire u washed up bot
2020-05-21 06:36
#275
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African Union mikecool 
gl jdm
2020-05-21 07:37
#277
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Poland Medel17 
good luck
2020-05-21 08:02
expected as noone picked him up
2020-05-21 08:47
hahahahhaahha what a fkin joke.
2020-05-21 08:57
GL \___
2020-05-21 09:26
#304
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Ukraine YUR4S 
OMEGALUL XD
2020-05-21 09:31
bot
2020-05-21 10:28
LUL
2020-05-21 11:07
mens(((
2020-05-21 11:20
#321
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
That's actually the first player with huge potenital that left cs
2020-05-21 11:22
#339
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Portugal dracø 
meh, in 2018 maybe
2020-05-21 13:42
#365
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
I believe that he still has it. He was pretty decent in envy lately even tho he had trash team. In liquid players were changing all the time so it was hard to get consistent. He deseved some good team to proof him self but well, no one wanted him and that's a shame
2020-05-21 17:35
#367
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Portugal dracø 
Imo he was just way 2 one-dimentional. His awp is very good, but without it he had nothing going for him against good opposition. I still think he was consistent in Liquid and did the best he could in his situation, and then he kept trying to come back up but never got to do it. And that's pretty much it, he had his time and his time is over.
2020-05-21 17:47
#370
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
He was also good with pistols then he was saying he practised alot with otjer guns etc. so who knows how good he would be rn.
2020-05-21 18:30
what is the point of this? Really I thought he stopped in 2018 already wtf have been he doing after envy????
2020-05-21 11:26
#323
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
ok
2020-05-21 11:33
#324
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New Zealand Eauor 
bye macklemore :(
2020-05-21 11:35
Rip cs go,keep losing players hahah,trash game
2020-05-21 11:35
Look at your name and internalize
2020-05-21 12:28
Content
2020-05-21 12:28
Content
2020-05-21 12:28
Why report on “pros” who haven’t played for a pro team in years “quitting” CS?
2020-05-21 12:05
jdm is insane, he just need to work on his flickshots, comms, teamplay, pistol rounds, afterplants, positioning, rifle rounds, individual clutch ability, anti-eco rounds, default setups, confidence, tracking, economy management, team chemistry, multikills, movement, entry fragging, executes, public relations, mentality, map awareness, crosshair placement, grenade timings, smoke spots, pop flashes, bomb plant positions, haircuts, retakes, bhops, spray control, tilting and getting kills
2020-05-21 12:29
#375
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
JDM reclines, he never tilts
2020-05-21 18:42
#334
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
Lol, was he even active past 2 years
2020-05-21 12:32
#335
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Norway Str1mp 
RIP my favorit NA player
2020-05-21 12:41
#336
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
valorant needs more na scene
2020-05-21 12:49
#338
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Portugal dracø 
Oh look, another washed up na player. I dunno how they think this will work but I hope they are ready for disappointment.. Sure they might get a team at the start and actually do something cuz they have better than average knowledge on how to shoot heads, but as soon as the new players start getting into the game they'll just vanish just as they did in csgo.
2020-05-21 13:41
Professional players who have not won significant championships at CSGO are betting on this ugly game.
2020-05-21 14:01
Sits back you mean \_
2020-05-21 14:49
#344
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Australia eClipz-AU 
I think at 30 you should be thinking about hanging up the m&k and working towards a career. So many of these washed up players well past their peaks who simply can’t accept it is time to turn a new chapter. Gaming is a perishable skill and you can’t pick up a new game at 30 and become a champion. This goes for heaps of these gamers who are still going and thinking they can make it at a new game, just get a career and enjoy it.
2020-05-21 14:50
+1 There aren't many companies going to give you an opportunity when your 30+ with no office skills.. Life for a lot of these guys won't be pretty past 35. That's what happened to the top of the UK scene.. They were all already in the game 10+ years and decided it's time to live in the real world and making a stable living ££
2020-05-21 14:59
#354
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Brazil Karlogaria 
That's what I think about all these pros who never actually succeeded. These guys spent the past 10-15 years playing this game and, therefore, didn't get a major degree or education past school. There isn't much for them besides CS, but CS isn't for them anymore. Pretty fucked up IMHO
2020-05-21 15:14
#374
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
great point, with the contacts they have they could even work in esports from a biz side. Look at GobB he is head of CSGO operations for BIG helping build an org he owns part of, a real job, instead of trying to be a 30+ year switching games. I am 37, JDM is as ridiculous as me retiring from my high paying job to try to become a pro VALORANT player and break into esports, except he doesn't have a job he can go back to so it would be even worse for him. I wonder if at 40 years old they still will make articles about guys like this, or if it stops here?
2020-05-21 18:40
#376
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
+1 it is so funny to see those players thinking like they gonna be masters there, successful and make tons of money. They gonna be fked over so hard. And i would laugh my ass off if this game in 1 year after release will be close of dying. Then we will see another wave of articles about players comming back lmao
2020-05-21 18:46
promising 30 year old prodigy in valorant
2020-05-21 14:54
xD
2020-05-21 18:51
*leans back from csgo*
2020-05-21 14:59
#384
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Argentina WaSTe_D 
+1 underrated
2020-05-22 02:22
#353
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France Sykoo78 
Hope valorant will decline in 1 year so Cs:Go could keep running as the best competive fps in the world
2020-05-21 15:06
@freesty1e
2020-05-21 15:58
#357
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Latvia Revelatiombe 
good luck \__dm
2020-05-21 16:16
#358
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North America Molnar42069 
Another washed up player who hasn't done anything at the pro level for years leaving for valorant. A games whose pro scene is going to be old, washed up and never were C's players.
2020-05-21 16:33
fucking loser xddd
2020-05-21 16:50
\__dm in \_alorant
2020-05-21 16:52
Been following him since CLG times. He is not as bad as you might think, but i can't deny that he is not improving as other players in cs should be, followed by there are so many talents that skillful wise much much better than him. It's hard to say goodbye to jdm, but i think he need something else for his career. Wish him luck in valorant. Your \_ounging posture will always be in our heart.
2020-05-21 17:19
#373
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
he is awful. at his BEST he was actually decent, and far from bad, but he is so far from that now. I agree that at his best he was OK but he isn't at that form anymore.
2020-05-21 18:37
#372
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
It is only called "retiring" if you HAVE A JOB or if SOMEONE WANTS YOU. NO ONE wants JDM so this is NOT called retirement! Tomorrow will be exactly the same as today for JDM it isn't retirement, he got forced into retirement years ago when kicked, and could never come back cause bad.
2020-05-21 18:36
cmon respect him ... all NA player goes to valorant just for money and jdm seemslike he love csgo too much....
2020-05-21 21:07
another washed up bot
2020-05-21 21:44
#382
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Pakistan Retardino 
With all those shady anticheat valorant uses i dont think the game will last long probably fade away like apex and overwatch have somewhat had. But its sad to see people giving up on their cs dreams for this.
2020-05-21 22:57
we will all remember him from that one good round he had and his one million easy whiffs. also his ability to sit properly in a chair, like a child. good luck in valorant until the game is dead in two years
2020-05-22 21:12
#387
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Finland OldStager 
Valorant xD
2020-05-22 21:26
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