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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
887
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
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
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1153
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
RIP
2020-05-20 23:19
57 replies
2020-05-20 23:22
52 replies
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-05-20 23:23
2 replies
Jdm has been washed up in Valorant even before he started playing the game
2020-05-20 23:32
1 reply
lmao +1
2020-05-21 21:07
hahahaha
2020-05-20 23:23
ahahahahahah
2020-05-20 23:23
Delusional Typical NA
2020-05-20 23:25
These NA players are so hypocrites.
2020-05-20 23:25
29 replies
You should look up the word hypocrite before you try to use it in conversation roflmao
2020-05-20 23:42
27 replies
Nice English.
2020-05-20 23:46
21 replies
That whole sentence was grammatically correct, ruski friend
2020-05-21 01:52
6 replies
Use it in a* conversation
2020-05-21 08:20
5 replies
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
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
works either way, nt tho
2020-05-21 17:29
Russian correcting someone on their english... Hahahah...
2020-05-21 01:55
13 replies
English* Typical dumb American.
2020-05-21 08:33
12 replies
Says the guy who tried to correct someone who was grammatically correct originally. Grammar Nazi
2020-05-21 08:37
11 replies
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
10 replies
Typical Russians, always looking to start fights
2020-05-21 08:41
9 replies
I'm not even Russian. I just changed the flag one day and never switched it back.
2020-05-21 08:43
8 replies
Typical *insert country here,* always looking to *insert stereotype here.*
2020-05-21 08:44
7 replies
I like how you're getting so defensive over this when I wasn't even being serious.
2020-05-21 08:46
6 replies
I'm messing with you, relax man
2020-05-21 08:47
5 replies
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
4 replies
#355
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Ukraine Dert38
typical retarded ruski.
2020-05-21 15:50
3 replies
#362
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China Grenadr
+1
2020-05-21 17:26
#293 Learn to read, Ukrainian dog.
2020-05-21 17:55
1 reply
#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
4 replies
its not even their language
2020-05-21 05:50
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
LMFAOOOOOOOOO
2020-05-21 00:03
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
4 replies
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
3 replies
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
1 reply
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
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
2 replies
Nobody cars. 1 highlight wonder
2020-05-21 01:50
1 reply
"what is that from jdm???"
2020-05-21 07:07
sad
2020-05-20 23:19
F Cadillac f
2020-05-20 23:19
Another Na player KEKW
2020-05-20 23:19
18 replies
But unlike the others he used to be good ;/
2020-05-20 23:21
17 replies
One highlight player. Did nothing more than that 1v5.
2020-05-20 23:33
16 replies
Oh dude you are misinformed :/
2020-05-20 23:33
15 replies
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
14 replies
I remember him for playing while lying.
2020-05-20 23:44
2 replies
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
2 replies
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
1 reply
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
5 replies
#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
2 replies
So you're a nolifer? Watching every relevant match cuz no job or something?
2020-05-21 18:10
1 reply
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
1 reply
ye. That is what Im talking about. He will not be missed.
2020-05-21 11:58
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 reply
+1
2020-05-21 02:05
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
3 replies
#197
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Bulgaria R34
same
2020-05-21 00:48
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
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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
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
17 replies
+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
+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
+1
2020-05-20 23:58
+1 KEKW
2020-05-21 00:20
Expected... Check?
2020-05-21 00:58
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
1 reply
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
Noobs of America trying to make money in Valorant. Orgs would be idiots to pay his salary.
2020-05-20 23:21
who?
2020-05-20 23:21
2 replies
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
#22
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Europe idk_either
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
top 10 Good NA Players 1.CerQ 2.Elige 3.Naf 4. 5 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
2020-05-20 23:21
5 replies
Cerq is Bulgarian
2020-05-20 23:24
2 replies
#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
i laughed ty
2020-05-21 00:06
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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Finland klnv
I haven't seen him playing cs go for like 2 years
2020-05-20 23:22
10 replies
+1
2020-05-20 23:23
I think that's for the best
2020-05-20 23:23
8 replies
#55
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Finland klnv
I mean hes 30 how long does he want to continue esports career
2020-05-20 23:25
7 replies
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
6 replies
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
4 replies
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
3 replies
Doc is an enteritainer not a pro gamer. Theres a huge difference
2020-05-21 06:30
2 replies
xqc was also pro but branched off quite easily
2020-05-21 07:31
1 reply
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 reply
+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
2 replies
Before they will be replaced after a couple of months by young and more hungry players native to Valorant
2020-05-20 23:25
1 reply
for sure, but makes the start more familiar lol
2020-05-20 23:27
#36
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Poland dreamShow
and another one
2020-05-20 23:22
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
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
3 replies
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
2 replies
true. valorant makes valorant bad lol.
2020-05-21 10:16
1 reply
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
6 replies
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
2 replies
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
JDM alt account
2020-05-21 04:40
you must be JDM alt account.
2020-05-21 04:40
2 replies
why comment the same thing 2 times?
2020-05-22 02:13
1 reply
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
2 replies
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
NA CS might as well just turn into the Valorant scene now LOL
2020-05-20 23:24
1 reply
#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
1 reply
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
ah, i always thought he won some big tournament :\
2020-05-20 23:25
2 replies
major finals is pretty good
2020-05-20 23:32
1 reply
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
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United Kingdom 444SEN
who cares, guy was nothing after liquid
2020-05-20 23:27
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
1 reply
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
3 replies
"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
1 reply
#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
>washed up na player >quitting for valorant pick two
2020-05-20 23:30
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
6 replies
Yes, they do
2020-05-20 23:35
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
1 reply
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
1 reply
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 stripesy
rip, best player when he was on nv
2020-05-20 23:31
1 reply
#109
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Sweden Zolity
+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
2 replies
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
1 reply
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 Zolity
thats sad :/ He the best player by far on envy
2020-05-20 23:34
#111
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Netherlands 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
Hahahahahahaha good bye no namer!!!
2020-05-20 23:43
3 replies
No namer?
2020-05-20 23:45
calling jdm nonamer u are newfag
2020-05-21 00:02
1 reply
+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
1 reply
#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
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
3 replies
#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
2 replies
#309
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United Kingdom sslemons
unfair comparison. NO ONE compares to that mastermind
2020-05-21 10:18
1 reply
#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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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
rip :(
2020-05-20 23:47
wow another fashed up player quitting for valorant :D
2020-05-20 23:48
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
1 reply
#153
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Lebanon Dogman69
have some respect
2020-05-20 23:58
#144
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Albania Quarkz
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
#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
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
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
3 replies
He's friis of csgo :D
2020-05-21 00:28
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
1 reply
awp was fine
2020-05-21 10:18
#ez4valorant !
2020-05-21 00:19
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
1 reply
Just dont open those threads then, fan of tier6tenz.
2020-05-21 00:27
no one cares, he was tier3 player at his peak.
2020-05-21 00:25
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
1 reply
#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
AHAHAHAHAHAHAH top 20 HLTV 2020 AHAHAHAHH
2020-05-21 01:01
#202
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Poland STARWHITE
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
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
1 reply
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
#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
#225
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Poland SebL
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
3 replies
didn't he win because of envy was trolling?
2020-05-21 04:18
2 replies
1v1 against kennys apex = bot sixer = worst than a bot happy = bot nbk = bot
2020-05-21 11:03
1 reply
How dare u i‘m happy fan
2020-05-21 17:42
LEts go VALORANT!
2020-05-21 02:23
Sad
2020-05-21 02:38
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
Every bad players focusing on Valorant interesting
2020-05-21 02:57
1 reply
#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
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
4 replies
how he is too old? his 30 not 60
2020-05-21 08:52
3 replies
#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
2 replies
#346
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Cyprus 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
1 reply
#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
Why is so much hate to jdm?
2020-05-21 05:10
1 reply
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
#263
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Estonia RopzTop1
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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Europe Cirros_V2
That's actually the first player with huge potenital that left cs
2020-05-21 11:22
4 replies
#339
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Portugal dracø
meh, in 2018 maybe
2020-05-21 13:42
3 replies
#365
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Europe 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
2 replies
#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
1 reply
#370
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Europe 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
3 replies
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
1 reply
JDM reclines, he never tilts
2020-05-21 18:42
#334
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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
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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Cyprus 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
4 replies
+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
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
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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Europe 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
#347
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Other moonski
promising 30 year old prodigy in valorant
2020-05-21 14:54
1 reply
xD
2020-05-21 18:51
*leans back from csgo*
2020-05-21 14:59
1 reply
#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
good luck \__dm
2020-05-21 16:16
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
1 reply
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
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
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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