River Plate expand to CS:GO

The Argentinean football club River Plate has signed a team headlined by Ezequiel "⁠KUN⁠" Palmero.

River Plate formed their esports division in 2016, setting their sights on reaching their younger fans through football simulators, before unveiling a League of Legends team in late 2019 to compete in LVP's Liga Master Flow. Deemed a success, they have now added a CS:GO team to their repertoire.

The Buenos Aires-based organization reached out to 22-year-old KUN midway through the year, but negotiations didn't prosper until recently, when the player was benched in Coscu Army and brought on to spearhead El Millonario's first foray into Counter-Strike.

River Plate have incorporated a CS:GO team in their esports division

KUN and River Plate decided to sign on his with former teammates Ariel "⁠arieldidi⁠" Ramirez and Mariano "⁠MRN1⁠" Santa Maria, who had recently joined the free agent market after leaving Hawks. They then brought on another free agent, Thomas "⁠christopher⁠" Navales, before rounding out the squad with Guido "⁠guidimon⁠" Romano, a former member of LVP Unity Flow's current top team on the leaderboard, Malvinas.

Hugo "⁠rew4z⁠" Cáceres was then decided on as the team's coach, marking the skipper's return to the sidelines for the first time since 2017, when he was put in charge of Miami Flamingos after Jonathan "⁠JonY BoY⁠" Muñoz and company moved to Gale Force.

River Plate will be competing in Aorus League, FiRe League, Logitech G Challenge 2020, Argentina Game Show and La Liga Pro Trust, among others.

River Plate are:

Argentina Ezequiel "⁠KUN⁠" Palmero
Argentina Ariel "⁠arieldidi⁠" Ramirez
Argentina Mariano "⁠MRN1⁠" Santa Maria
Argentina Thomas "⁠christopher⁠" Navales
Argentina Guido "⁠guidimon⁠" Romano

Argentina Hugo "⁠rew4z⁠" Cáceres (coach)

Argentina Jonathan 'JonY BoY' Muñoz
Jonathan 'JonY BoY' Muñoz
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
304
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Argentina Thomas 'christopher' Navales
Thomas 'christopher' Navales
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
66
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Argentina Mariano 'MRN1' Santa Maria
Mariano 'MRN1' Santa Maria
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
69
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.15
Argentina Ariel 'arieldidi' Ramirez
Ariel 'arieldidi' Ramirez
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
60
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Argentina Ezequiel 'KUN' Palmero
Ezequiel 'KUN' Palmero
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
97
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Argentina Guido 'guidimon' Romano
Guido 'guidimon' Romano
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.10
Argentina Hugo 'rew4z' Cáceres
Hugo 'rew4z' Cáceres
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Pog
2020-07-09 02:46
Cool
2020-07-09 02:51
KUN AGUERO NOICE
2020-07-09 10:36
#27
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African Union IcanSEEit
Boca Juniors when?
2020-07-09 02:51
Not today, TOMORROW
2020-07-09 02:55
hahahahagaagaggagava
2020-07-09 10:38
#90
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France Lili___
another tier 300 team yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
2020-07-09 03:47
Yee River vs Vitality tier 300
2020-07-09 04:34
#120
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France Lili___
k
2020-07-09 04:34
jorge jesus wil coach them
2020-07-09 17:23
jorge jesus wil coach them
2020-07-09 17:23
#2
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Portugal SidneiGama4
cool
2020-07-09 02:46
Whoa! Great news to boludito's cs
2020-07-09 16:17
cool
2020-07-09 02:46
#5
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Europe RiflerDash
nice
2020-07-09 02:46
#6
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Argentina EnvyJ
Are they going to hit their players and burn their PCs too?
2020-07-09 02:47
#21
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Argentina WaSTe_D
About to right the same thing
2020-07-09 02:50
#197
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Ukraine twil
write?
2020-07-09 11:05
#230
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Argentina WaSTe_D
no, raiit
2020-07-09 14:03
09/12
2020-07-09 02:59
09/12 X2
2020-07-09 03:02
#95
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Argentina nymeros
x3 (-1 Martinez to the goal)
2020-07-09 03:58
#142
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Argentina ivanpb
Anyone here with 7 libertadores in his palmares? No? Ok cya
2020-07-09 06:34
Just indesingente have 7
2020-07-09 07:42
how do you watch those VHS? KEK
2020-07-09 08:18
Ayyyyyyyyyy lmao
2020-07-09 12:33
Oof
2020-07-09 04:47
#43
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Czech Republic y0fl0w
About to right the same thing
2020-07-09 03:02
#72
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Argentina WaSTe_D
why u bully me? :,(
2020-07-09 03:25
#79
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Czech Republic y0fl0w
sorry men))) just laughed and had to copy it
2020-07-09 03:31
About to right the same thing
2020-07-09 10:24
#89
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Portugal YANRAZA
About to right the same thing
2020-07-09 03:45
9/12
2020-07-09 04:28
they gonna rush B
2020-07-09 04:54
+1, with lots of mollys
2020-07-09 07:37
#200
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Australia csRIOTgo
can't wait to see the supporters of River Plate vs MiBR. Guns blazing... LUL
2020-07-09 11:35
#229
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Lithuania arres
What? Did that happened for some team lol?
2020-07-09 14:02
what happened
2020-07-12 07:02
how big is the argentinian scene?
2020-07-09 02:48
meyern+isurus(yes)
2020-07-09 02:52
+Luken and that's it
2020-07-09 03:04
i mean atleast thats good
2020-07-09 04:14
in what sense?
2020-07-11 01:41
#51
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Argentina Alej0x
Locally there are many teams and many leagues/tournaments. Regionally, only a few teams are at the top among the brazillians teams. It's an emergent industry, maybe in a couple years we will see argentinian teams in NA leagues reaching tier 2/3.
2020-07-09 03:07
If there are many leagues locally, you guys have bigtime sponsors right?
2020-07-09 03:08
50 euro for first place OMEGALUL
2020-07-09 04:13
given they are being sponsored by turkish airlines i think its a little more than that
2020-07-09 04:14
#116
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Argentina Rufixd
That's just because turkish airlines sponsors the football team
2020-07-09 04:31
#162
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Argentina Alej0x
There are a couple big sponsors, but the hard economic situation is an obstacle for the development of the industry. The LVP (Professional Videogames League) has a prizepool of barely ARS $100.000 (US$1500) for a 18 matches league. The organizations also get a percentage of the league's earnings beacause it works as a franchisee sistem, but still not enough to maintain the orgs. League sponsors are Fibertel, the main internet company of the country, a secures company and BGH. There's also others team sponsors like computer companys but there's much work to do yet.
2020-07-09 08:16
Having a huge club backing a team will help develop the scene
2020-07-09 04:31
#299
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Indonesia segopecel
How much do you spend to get a decent pc over there? I heard the pricing is terrible
2020-07-10 11:35
#320
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Argentina Alej0x
Well, not less than 1500 dollars. Also consider that an average salary is in between 300 or 400 dollars here. (Average, not minimum).
2020-07-14 10:26
#321
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Indonesia segopecel
Then, how average person (or their children) play cs? Is internet cafe still a thing? gaming internet cafe I mean
2020-07-14 15:25
#325
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Argentina Alej0x
Many start with a shitty pc and then with time improving it, or many have jobs but still living with their parents so they use his money for pc and gaming stuff. The "gaming culture" was born in internet cafe's but now there's only a couple remaining
2020-07-28 22:40
#103
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Paraguay imjustmau
1.6 x10^-35
2020-07-09 04:16
electron's charge (or somewhat "close" to it) poggers
2020-07-09 06:42
Pog
2020-07-09 02:48
as a river plate fan i can say this is actually awesome. nice roster tbh
2020-07-09 02:48
+1K
2020-07-09 03:04
Nice roster have isurus or 9z, that is shit
2020-07-09 07:45
#180
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Argentina Joedash
Maybe they sorprise us.
2020-07-09 09:40
Future will tell...
2020-07-09 16:34
ne, good for de ARG scene, shit for SA scene...
2020-07-10 02:08
#324
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Argentina Haku43
that is not a nice roster lmao, even as a RP fan i prefer to cheer for FG
2020-07-23 01:31
they literally signed the worst arg team lmao
2020-07-09 02:49
#32
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Argentina tachz
this is quite a solid team, i would say they are at malvinas gaming level
2020-07-09 02:53
you sure? the oly one that i know from this team is KUN and he's game is quite meeehh
2020-07-09 02:58
#183
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Argentina Joedash
Anything could happen
2020-07-09 09:42
#303
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Greece knk74
they are used to the B tier of argentina
2020-07-10 17:27
#18
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Brazil zSkiies
WOW Poggers
2020-07-09 02:49
Actually pog
2020-07-09 02:49
#22
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United States me_0_major
tier 80
2020-07-09 02:50
nice
2020-07-09 02:51
9/12
2020-07-09 02:51
waaaaaaat
2020-07-09 02:51
they will choke if they face flamengo e sports team kek
2020-07-09 02:53
#65
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Argentina napter_
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-07-09 03:15
Wright likes this.
2020-07-09 03:22
atletico and sport didnt like this
2020-07-09 13:54
kkkkkkkkkk
2020-07-09 15:06
Will they choke on grand finals again but this time in cs? 🤔
2020-07-09 02:54
NICE
2020-07-09 02:55
kkkkkkkkkkk, going to be beaten by BR just like in libertadores
2020-07-09 02:59
#56
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Argentina Konigmdq
hahaha need Boca Juniors and ez qualify to major )? kkkk
2020-07-09 03:09
no, we need Gremio. Easiest semifinal of my life
2020-07-09 03:10
Ez libertadores arg. independiente 7 boca 6 River 4 estudiantes 4... Ez arg
2020-07-09 04:22
ez when refs r robbing to u team
2020-07-09 13:58
#267
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Argentina beenji
gremio 1 River 2? i was there in brazil ;)
2020-07-09 20:00
no, Flamengo 5 x 0 Gremio. Also, Flamengo 2 x 1 River xd
2020-07-09 23:47
Pog
2020-07-09 02:59
#40
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Brazil xaxaxaxax
Wow, unexpected. I always liked River since my childhood in football. GL for the boys))
2020-07-09 03:00
KKKKKKKKKKK San Lorenzo > River Plate
2020-07-09 03:01
#42
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Asia Blitzer
boca csgo team when? imagine river vs boca on lan :D
2020-07-09 03:01
#45
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Brazil xaxaxaxax
if someone doesn't break the opponent's computer I will be disappointed
2020-07-09 03:03
+1
2020-07-10 00:24
#47
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Argentina Konigmdq
PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORSS PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORS PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORS PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORS PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORSS PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORS PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORS PLS NEED SQUAD BOCA JUNIORS
2020-07-09 03:04
+1
2020-07-09 13:58
Amazing
2020-07-09 03:07
BOCA WILL BUY ASTRALIS
2020-07-09 03:08
#165
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Argentina Alej0x
IF ROMAN CALLS YOU?
2020-07-09 08:20
Gabigol. Kkk.
2020-07-09 03:12
Boca fan, but cool to see the scene growing like this, good news.
2020-07-09 03:12
#66
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Argentina Konigmdq
+1
2020-07-09 03:17
Nice!
2020-07-09 03:20
Riveeeeer gogo <3
2020-07-09 03:22
Follow @riverplategames on all their social media!
2020-07-09 03:23
Nice to see more orgs join CSGO!
2020-07-09 03:23
#73
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Asia Blitzer
boca should buy old x6tence roster jony boy nikom tomi tutehen omg omg is spanish so to become full argentina maybe nbl, straka or zote for 5th player idk ez
2020-07-09 03:29
Equipo de mierda retirado que ahora juega valorant
2020-07-09 04:24
lol +1
2020-07-10 00:45
#168
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Argentina Alej0x
I don't think Nbl or Strka are the best options but +1, that's what I thought. I think Zote is retired so maybe any of the ex-Keymotion squad would be great
2020-07-09 08:28
Gabigol
2020-07-09 03:28
vice do Flamengo ggwp
2020-07-09 03:28
#81
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Brazil oldStar
This pic lol
2020-07-09 03:36
#83
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Argentina notions
BOCA JUNIORS WHEN
2020-07-09 03:38
river v boca when
2020-07-09 03:38
#85
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Chile nachooww
LOOOL WTF
2020-07-09 03:39
#86
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Brazil Triarii
TIER 50000000 TEAM cool
2020-07-09 03:40
#87
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Argentina iamNOTgay
hahhahahahaha what a fucking trash team
2020-07-09 03:41
+1 burro
2020-07-10 10:58
#96
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Argentina Jagr929
Good news but, could be a better roster.
2020-07-09 03:59
#97
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Argentina nymeros
Gallardo has to be coach
2020-07-09 04:04
Easy to guess who is more toxic of them hahaha...Ariel mrn1 or guidi
2020-07-09 04:13
VAMOOO RIVER ! gl guys have to win everything with La Del Mas Grande Lejos
2020-07-09 04:17
Where is meyern
2020-07-09 04:20
#139
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New Zealand rzt
+1
2020-07-09 06:11
In a better team
2020-07-09 07:47
#107
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Argentina Chequi
PogU
2020-07-09 04:22
RIVER, TELL ME WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE??
2020-07-09 04:29
Damm son. i don't think Boca would invest in something like CSGO, anyway this will help a lot their scene since River has a lot of money.
2020-07-09 04:30
Future major winner confirmed?
2020-07-09 04:48
Turkish airlines lul
2020-07-09 04:54
pog
2020-07-09 11:37
Turkish Airlines donot be sponsor to Turkish sport clubs and cs teams but argentine??
2020-07-09 18:36
Turkish Airlines has lately started expanding into South America so seems logical.
2020-07-18 23:53
#125
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Indonesia rezrex
Argentina cs scene is back Pog
2020-07-09 05:02
#126
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Uruguay fp9
Congrats guidomon!
2020-07-09 05:23
Where is meyern
2020-07-09 05:31
Mariano god, disband in 3 months
2020-07-09 05:39
POGGERS
2020-07-09 05:45
#133
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Malaysia Suno[t]
NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeee
2020-07-09 05:48
Kun palmero > Kun aguero
2020-07-09 05:56
Niceee
2020-07-09 05:58
riVAR plate kkkkk shit club
2020-07-09 06:08
you pretty much destroyed flamengo, corinthians and other mafia cheater clubs
2020-07-09 11:38
no meyern no major
2020-07-09 06:23
#143
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Brazil hugoooo
lol they should've have bought 9z lineup at least...
2020-07-09 06:36
Wake me up when RM and Barca have cs teams.
2020-07-09 06:59
#148
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Brazil ftf123
best shirt easily
2020-07-09 07:06
Lol
2020-07-09 07:07
ok river plate have fun ye
2020-07-09 07:26
NICEEE i wait for legia tho!!
2020-07-09 07:49
#218
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Hungary Shiron212
Legia vs Ferencváros when? 🤔
2020-07-09 13:17
i see u win your league. We win ours and we can meet in CL qualifers.
2020-07-09 22:00
#275
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Hungary Shiron212
I don't actually live in Budapest, I live in Debrecen, so I'm rooting for DVSC :D (although they fell down to division 2, I'll still support them)
2020-07-09 22:05
real supporter here.
2020-07-10 07:03
#300
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Hungary Shiron212
Yep 😎👌
2020-07-10 12:55
nice :D GL
2020-07-09 08:08
It is so good to see the SA (future of CSGO) and trust me it will happen, BR is bigger, people are way crazier about the game than in other regions and they have so many talents that if wasnt because of the mess of the infrastructure that they ahve in these countries, we would definetely see more teams, but thats not the point, glad to see RP joining the gaming world and i hope it will bring more for we all! CS > ALL KURWA
2020-07-09 08:22
+1 thx
2020-07-09 16:42
Pog
2020-07-09 08:22
Woah thats so cool.
2020-07-09 08:30
Already best SA team in the scene
2020-07-09 08:41
Wow
2020-07-09 08:53
#175
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World Beard43
Always nice to welcome a new team, GLHF!
2020-07-09 09:09
south america on fire lately :O
2020-07-09 09:35
#182
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Indonesia Journeast
KUN who? Agueroooooooo!
2020-07-09 09:41
Wonder what they can do when cross world competitions start again.
2020-07-09 09:45
#187
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Asia h@des
nice Mens
2020-07-09 10:17
#190
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Ukraine Dert38
Wow cool! W8ing 4 Juniors lmao
2020-07-09 10:35
Fk, I can't cheer for them, I demand they chose a different name
2020-07-09 10:41
#195
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Poland Rhenie
ez top 2 soon (BIG stays on top)
2020-07-09 10:43
It's insane that club like River Plate will have it's own division in CS:GO. However I don't know why did they took BOT arieldidi, I have no idea who is MRN1. If MRN1 plays welll, then they still have to play 4vs5 because they have BOT arieldidi. Not a good lineup, for me they could have better.
2020-07-09 10:44
Nice, GL HF
2020-07-09 12:04
Wasted money
2020-07-09 12:08
should have bought meyern and built a team around him imo but good luck to them anyway
2020-07-09 12:19
#210
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China Manchu
Weird name for a team.
2020-07-09 12:27
#290
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Argentina XaiDN
lol
2020-07-10 07:50
better than Wubbalubbadubdub
2020-07-10 11:26
#323
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China Manchu
Never did I say it is worse or better than some other team's name I just said it is weird.
2020-07-22 14:26
#306
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Macau fAKEs2j
Lmao, no scene
2020-07-11 00:02
ez cash
2020-07-09 12:40
Boca juniors when?
2020-07-09 13:00
#216
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Brazil Gunzel
Lmao look at this ayyy
2020-07-09 13:06
#217
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Hungary Shiron212
rew4z hahaha Good luck!
2020-07-09 13:16
Good !!!
2020-07-09 13:52
#225
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Germany sommares
they playing cs or going to a boxing match?
2020-07-09 13:54
#232
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Liechtenstein 2002GOD
Very cool but tier200
2020-07-09 14:13
#235
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United States synthroot
Pog
2020-07-09 14:24
#237
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Serbia DjapeZ
Now we need Boca
2020-07-09 14:51
lol
2020-07-09 15:34
Nice
2020-07-09 15:58
Great football team. Absolute dogshit CSGO roster. These kids will embarass the brand.
2020-07-09 16:24
Not really, River was trash globally, only did well domestically-regionally.
2020-07-09 16:50
#262
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Denmark Zorrondo
winning a libertadores final in front of the world against your rival doesn't sound like "domestically"
2020-07-09 18:00
But it is, both Argentinians.
2020-07-09 18:03
+1 he is so dumb.
2020-07-11 18:04
#251
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Denmark Notallama
Aren't they called "Los Millonarios" rather ? ;)
2020-07-09 16:46
Holy shit never seen so many Argentinians on HLTV xD
2020-07-09 16:50
Great for arg cs scenne 👍👍👍
2020-07-09 17:01
i hope all of Serie A teams sign at least 1 esports team xD
2020-07-09 17:07
so, we have Wisła, Besiktas, Santos and now River, any other football team who wants to join?
2020-07-09 17:41
ALL SHIT TEAMS Wait for PSG build a csgo team as good as their dota2 team
2020-07-10 11:23
ah yes, because their LoL and Rocket League teams were so succesful...
2020-07-10 20:15
LGD is s choke team since they got acquired by PSG
2020-07-12 07:08
By your standard only OG doesnt choke
2020-07-13 05:26
why not Boca Juniors?
2020-07-09 17:58
#268
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Chile gentleeH
wasnt rew4z cancelled?
2020-07-09 20:00
#269
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Argentina Bulbazord
I am from Argentina, have been playing CS for 10+ Years, and a fan of River Plate since I was born. This is literally my dream. Having said that, that team is shit. Get Luken, Meyern, Notske and 2 random support players and we'd have a real team.
2020-07-09 20:13
never see good players for SA except furia and mibr
2020-07-09 21:17
#273
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Argentina damik1ng
Even if I'm a fan of Boca... GL!
2020-07-09 21:37
another football club that joined esports that will leave after awhile. football clubs basically never last in esports
2020-07-09 22:56
Agree
2020-07-12 07:09
#277
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Argentina Konigmdq
twitter.com/FNATIC/status/12811310206796.. +11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
2020-07-09 23:36
so stupid "el csgo" god these swedes are so repugnant and cringy
2020-07-10 11:01
?????? Reply needs to have actual content
2020-07-10 20:16
KKKKKKKKK
2020-07-10 00:25
gl ezekiel-kun >///////////<
2020-07-10 00:29
#287
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Argentina ReacC
RUSH B
2020-07-10 03:22
Stop hating. Let the CSGO scenario grow. Let's support them.
2020-07-10 03:46
#293
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Argentina XaiDN
*Clap clap clap*
2020-07-10 07:52
River Plate yes Player: WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO? HU?
2020-07-10 11:22
#301
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Greece knk74
River decime que se siente Haber jugado el nacional Te juro que aunque pasen los años Nunca nos vamos a olvidar Que te fuiste a la B Quemaste el monumental Esa mancha no se borra nunca mas Che gallina sos cagon Le pegaste a un jugador Que cobardes los borrachos del tablo
2020-07-10 16:27
#308
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Argentina Renardo
what
2020-07-11 04:11
MRN1 is this the argentinian guy who used to play with Gaules?
2020-07-12 03:23
Cool but like all football clubs that join e-sports, I think it's gonna be a flop. But at least they might help Arg scene to grow
2020-07-12 07:14
#316
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France p2l
Coolest CS:GO team
2020-07-12 12:37
this a great move for argentina cs, but roster is garbage rew4z, toxic coach that was cancelled i don't know why he still getting offers arieldidi, cool guy but he's bad guidimon, some kind of a digimon? mrn1, don't know him christopher, the argentinian shox, he is good
2020-07-14 04:51
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