sAw beat Tricked in ESEA Advanced grand final to secure MDL promotion

sAw defeated Tricked in the ESEA Advanced Season 34 best-of-five grand final despite starting a map down to clinch a spot in the upcoming MDL season.

Tricked and sAw reached the ESEA Advanced grand final after 16 regular season fixtures followed by a double-elimination 16-team playoff. The Danish squad made it all the way through the upper bracket with victories over CR4ZY, Sangal, Secret and a forfeit win against Ambush, while sAw were sent down to the lower bracket by Secret in their third playoff match. Starting their lower bracket run in the semis, the Portuguese squad beat Tikitakan, Nexus and took revenge on Secret to secure a spot in the tournament’s grand final where they would have to start with a map disadvantage.

sAw won the three maps played in the final to secure a spot in MDL

The best-of-five grand final started off on one of sAw’s map picks, Vertigo, which Christopher "⁠MUTiRiS⁠" Fernandes and company were able to get an early 6-0 lead on, although they deflated as Tricked won seven out of the last nine rounds on the defense to bring it back to a close 7-8 at the half. It looked like all was lost for sAw, trailed throughout the second half, but an in-extremis five-round streak brought the map to overtime. The Iberian squad’s late-game push ended up bearing fruits, as they came out on top in OT to tie the series up.

Tricked were the ones to set the pace early on in Train, going up 5-1 on the attacking side, although it was sAw who turned it around to lead 8-7 at the half. Both teams kept shoulder-to-shoulder in the second half, but late in the map sAw sprinted past Tricked with a three-round streak to hit match point, 15-12, closing it out two rounds later to take the lead in the series, 2-1.

Tricked were first out of the gate on the defending side of Inferno, although sAw kept it close and neither could impose their pace early on. A strong performance by Tiago "⁠JUST⁠" Moura, who recorded 17 kills before the half, was crucial for the Portuguese team to keep things close before the switch, as they ended trailing by one, 7-8. sAw took the second pistol round and started to run away with the series, going up 11-8 and remaining in control all the way to a 16-11 finish, winning ESEA Advanced and earning a promotion to MDL.

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 Tricked K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Oliver 'kwezz' Rasmussenkwezz 76 - 63 +13 94.2 1.22
Denmark Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsensycrone 54 - 64 -10 73.7 0.96
Denmark Andreas 'kiR' KirsteinkiR 60 - 64 -4 69.7 0.95
Denmark Magnus 'Toft' ToftToft 59 - 66 -7 64.2 0.88
Denmark Philip 'Lucky' EwaldLucky 43 - 65 -22 52.4 0.74
 sAw K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Portugal Tiago 'JUST' MouraJUST 71 - 63 +8 91.9 1.28
Portugal Renato 'stadodo' Gonçalvesstadodo 72 - 55 +17 80.5 1.25
Portugal Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveirarmn 63 - 59 +4 78.3 1.08
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' FernandesMUTiRiS 65 - 57 +8 73.1 1.08
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkorarki 51 - 59 -8 57.5 0.92

The ESEA Advanced Season 34 playoff standings are:

1. Portugal sAw - $4,500 + MDL S35
2. Denmark Tricked - $3,000 + MDL S34 Relegation
3. Europe Secret - $2,500 + MDL S34 Relegation
4. Romania Nexus - $2,000 + MDL S34 Relegation
5-6.Denmark Ambush - $750
5-6. Europe Tikitakan - $750
7-8. France LDLC - $750
7-8. CIS Winstrike - $750
9-12. Sweden Lilmix
9-12. Norway Apeks
9-12. France TheDice
9-12. Turkey Sangal
13-16. Ukraine CR4ZY
13-16. Belgium Tenerife Titans
13-16. Serbia lvlUP
13-16. Czech Republic Brute

The three teams from ESEA Advanced that made it to the MDL Season 34 Relegation, which will take place in August, will play against the bottom four finishers in MDL, the top four teams from the Climber Cup, and an invited squad for three available slots in the upcoming MDL season.

The MDL Season 34 Relegation teams confirmed so far are:

Spain Movistar Riders
Russia pro100
Europe Secret
Romania Nexus
Europe Climber Cup
Europe Climber Cup
Europe mens
Germany Unicorns of Love
Denmark Tricked
Europe Invite
Europe Climber Cup
Europe Climber Cup
Portugal Tiago 'JUST' Moura
Tiago 'JUST' Moura
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
471
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
FIRST
2020-07-20 21:41
25 replies
HUHUHUHUHUHU, LETS GOOO SAWWWWW
2020-07-20 21:41
24 replies
Delusional portuguese fans incoming
2020-07-20 21:42
23 replies
#20
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Portugal rbr
arent u the guy who had is own vlog on the saw vs tricked matchpage? cry more bettor
2020-07-20 21:43
2 replies
#46
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South Africa @FyreCS
He’s back LMAO Cry is free German bot spam country. Cry more since you’re team is online team LMAO. BUG_Never_Won_Tier_1_Event
2020-07-20 22:00
1 reply
Deserved
2020-07-21 08:44
You again lulululullululul
2020-07-20 21:44
6 replies
2020-07-20 22:07
5 replies
You bait Portuguese people, what do you expect dum dum?
2020-07-20 22:09
3 replies
i only went to his profile to see what were people talking of him XD
2020-07-20 22:25
2 replies
+1
2020-07-21 00:31
I refuse to go read german crybaby comments and posts
2020-07-21 02:04
i only wanted to know what comments people were talking about. advice: go on with your life forget sAw and us, best thing u would do.
2020-07-21 00:34
Wow still crying
2020-07-20 21:46
2 replies
2020-07-20 22:07
1 reply
cry jerman bot
2020-07-21 03:00
#36
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Switzerland noxer*
Lul the personal blog kiddo here once again
2020-07-20 21:50
#sawtouadar cry me a riverrrrr
2020-07-20 21:54
#68
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Portugal antCB
#oof What up?
2020-07-20 22:26
#87
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Portugal rodzzyx
Heroic who?
2020-07-20 23:14
3 replies
lmfao Heroic are 5 tiers above saw
2020-07-21 00:17
2 replies
#133
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Portugal rodzzyx
german csgo L M A O Cry jerman boy
2020-07-21 09:51
1 reply
poortugal education thinking im jerman hahahah
2020-07-21 12:15
the delusional jerman arrived
2020-07-21 00:04
PAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH u again
2020-07-21 00:20
#164
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South Africa @FyreCS
Ruining his scene just like the German Bot Spammer lmfao. Why Germany scene is the worst, and will never win an actual tier 1 tournament, and on LAN. LUL Bug_Never_Won_Tier_1_Title_On_LAN
2020-07-21 20:32
#2
cbbk | 
Thailand MAced
Tricked chocked 1-0 lead :/
2020-07-20 21:41
Let's see next year with Movistar riders also... This team become relevant after - fox....
2020-07-20 21:41
8 replies
well we are on relegation rn
2020-07-20 21:41
1 reply
Buena Suerte Hermanito <3
2020-07-21 00:21
lol "this team" its actually better than movistars right now
2020-07-20 21:46
#32
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Portugal PUMPU
Ok, let's see. But, movistar its not a threat to saw, and also, at the moment saw are the best Iberian team.
2020-07-20 21:49
#39
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Portugal K0nje
Hello Movistar, Blast here, when are you coming to playoffs? OMEGALUL
2020-07-20 21:54
2 replies
Hi there
2020-07-20 22:28
#80
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Portugal MCDOUG
Chill, stay positive with our hermanos
2020-07-20 22:45
#135
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Portugal dracø
mr can still get the spot if they win the relegation. good luck hermanitos
2020-07-21 10:06
#4
trk | 
Brazil SkindCS
SECOND edit: bruh
2020-07-20 21:41
1 reply
get fucked by portgual losers
2020-07-21 11:53
EASY FOR IBERIA
2020-07-20 21:41
3 replies
Hope movistar manage to win relegations too
2020-07-20 21:57
#63
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Portugal MufT4r
i hope my spanish brother from movistar can maintain themselves on mdl!! GO IBERIA!
2020-07-20 22:21
1 reply
#81
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Portugal MCDOUG
+1
2020-07-20 22:45
#7
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Portugal FluXxX5
LETSSSS GOOOOOO
2020-07-20 21:41
omg kings
2020-07-20 21:41
#10
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Bulgaria cuddleslut
ok
2020-07-20 21:41
wp
2020-07-20 21:41
#12
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Portugal EddyParera
GRAAAAANDEEEEEE EQUIPAAAAAAA! Who ever keeps doubting them, should shut the hell up!
2020-07-20 21:42
#14
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Portugal PyroFire
EZ
2020-07-20 21:42
#15
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Portugal xeroh1
SAWTOUUUADAR!!
2020-07-20 21:42
#16
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Portugal WillyanI7
LETS GO CARALHESSSSSSSS
2020-07-20 21:42
sooo ez for best 5 portuguese players ever
2020-07-20 21:43
2 replies
4.5
2020-07-20 22:10
1 reply
+1
2020-07-20 22:16
#18
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Portugal rodzzyx
Easy for Saw! Vamos caralho
2020-07-20 21:43
nice
2020-07-20 21:43
sAwtouadarrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!
2020-07-20 21:43
#22
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Portugal Diogo0814
Vamossssss SAW
2020-07-20 21:43
#24
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Portugal jnps
CAMPEÕES! AGORA É FÉRIAS #SAWTOUADAR
2020-07-20 21:45
Portuguese scene was always fox,mutiris and rmn. Its nice to see new players that they are better than them WP Just and Stadodo
2020-07-20 21:45
2 replies
#85
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Portugal karky
+1
2020-07-20 23:04
+1
2020-07-20 23:06
#27
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Georgia Megobari
mens
2020-07-20 21:46
ahah tricked so bad gz saw
2020-07-20 21:47
Congratz brothers!
2020-07-20 21:48
congratz guys !!
2020-07-20 21:48
#34
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Portugal DOGrlf
gj boiis
2020-07-20 21:49
#35
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Spain Crusher_CS
Congrats PT brodas, very good team, can't wait to see them compete in mdl
2020-07-20 21:49
2 replies
Hope movistar manage to win relegations saw vs movistar is always a great match !
2020-07-20 22:03
1 reply
#41
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Spain Crusher_CS
Hopefully!
2020-07-20 21:57
SIGA CARALHO #SAWTOUADAR
2020-07-20 21:54
#44
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Portugal WillyanI7
2020-07-20 21:59
1 reply
LMAO AHAHAHHA
2020-07-20 22:04
This is a great achievement they neither a org had. Its really impressive for a not pro team.
2020-07-20 21:59
1 reply
#165
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Portugal Guiarte
Actually, sAw is a pro team, because they have a salary. Unfortunatly, it isn't a lot of money. For example, I'm 99% sure that Nordavind have a (much) better salary than sAw. But hey, at least they get good results
2020-07-21 20:40
#47
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Portugal ron4r
Big step for the scene. Hopefully they grab that top 30 after the player break!
2020-07-20 22:00
#48
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South Africa @FyreCS
So happy for Saw, they’ve put in a lot of work
2020-07-20 22:00
GG EZ
2020-07-20 22:01
#50
iM | 
Romania Serbux1
Congrats sAw
2020-07-20 22:02
2 replies
I'm sure Nexus has the level to qualify too for MDL
2020-07-20 22:12
1 reply
#62
iM | 
Romania Serbux1
hope so
2020-07-20 22:19
#51
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Netherlands Wimmie
Where is turkey?!
2020-07-20 22:04
LETS GO!!!! SO fking proud of this team
2020-07-20 22:05
Well played!!!
2020-07-20 22:05
Let's hope Riders mantain themselves so we can have Iberian Classic in MDL.
2020-07-20 22:06
#64
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Portugal luispt18
The only thing that matters is that giants won LETS GO #WEAREGIANTS and also congrats saw but stadodo still shit.
2020-07-20 22:23
5 replies
#71
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Portugal eh_
-11111
2020-07-20 22:29
#72
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Portugal EddyParera
Stadodo top fragger, still shit... whatever kiddo
2020-07-20 22:30
Flair checks out go in the vs TOP100 xXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXXAX #SavePR #SaveNope
2020-07-20 22:33
2 replies
#77
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Switzerland noxer*
Why are you against giants and fox? Wtf
2020-07-20 22:39
1 reply
I’m only toxic to sAw haters I don’t dislike any PT team player
2020-07-20 22:40
sycrone still playing? wtf?
2020-07-20 22:25
#69
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Portugal coremanhd
Nice for portuguese scene
2020-07-20 22:28
lesgoooo
2020-07-20 22:36
#76
JUST | 
Portugal Hmikas
BORAAAAAAAAA
2020-07-20 22:37
ez4saw
2020-07-20 22:40
#82
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Portugal MCDOUG
From Open to MDL in 7 months, fast as funk
2020-07-20 22:47
#83
s1mple | 
Poland SebL
I think sAw playstyle is to much based on individual plays, other than that they seem pretty decent. Tricked is a no name lineup that is playing really bad atm.
2020-07-20 22:56
14 replies
I think you are dumb
2020-07-20 22:58
1 reply
I think you are dumb to. Which still doesn't mean anything.
2020-07-21 02:18
what?
2020-07-21 01:17
1 reply
yes.
2020-07-21 11:03
#112
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Portugal he1zen
They are not giants anymore bro
2020-07-21 02:10
3 replies
And what does it change?
2020-07-21 11:03
2 replies
#146
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Portugal he1zen
Not based on individual plays, just watch them playing, its that simple bro
2020-07-21 12:53
1 reply
I have watched couple of their games, and I have seen that they rely on individual plays to much.
2020-07-21 18:24
#137
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Portugal dracø
True but that is less and less true as time go by. For me atm their main problem is economy management. When they start forcebuying you see them go more and more aggressive, and it snowballs out of control.
2020-07-21 10:19
5 replies
It's their big problem aswell. Maybe they need to change coach?
2020-07-21 11:04
4 replies
#147
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Portugal he1zen
It wont ever happen, he is a key piece on the team
2020-07-21 12:54
1 reply
Yes and that's seenable, they make same mistakes over and over again.
2020-07-21 18:25
#158
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Portugal dracø
nah, aIm is the best we can get if we want to keep it in Portuguese. They will either learn to keep it calm and follow the plan from experience or stagnate at this level. So far they have been improving so let's see how it goes.
2020-07-21 15:43
1 reply
Wish all the best, but honestly I don't think this roster will enter TOP 30.
2020-07-21 18:26
Congrats earning a promotion to MDL sAw, you deserve this and much more, insane evolution in 7 months, big step for the PT scene!
2020-07-20 23:31
#89
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Spain rawdr1guez
Parabéns amigos
2020-07-20 23:38
Congratz!!!
2020-07-20 23:44
#91
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Spain Scar98
congrats!!
2020-07-20 23:48
#94
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Netherlands NahT_
Well done
2020-07-21 00:17
ez4saw
2020-07-21 00:18
Congrats sAw! Proud of you!
2020-07-21 00:27
#100
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
wtf so many portugal here
2020-07-21 00:34
8 replies
#102
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Portugal WillyanI7
because it is a Portuguese team, maybe?
2020-07-21 00:39
7 replies
#103
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
right but you dont see danish people swarm the comments when astralis wins an event
2020-07-21 00:40
6 replies
they have no scene, so a MDL promotion feels like winning the major there
2020-07-21 00:46
2 replies
+1
2020-07-21 01:47
1 reply
Saw has fought well in 2020 it's totally deserved Maybe the next big iberian team with Movistar (better than Giants anyway)
2020-07-21 12:07
#105
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Portugal WillyanI7
Because our cs scene it´s not the best one, and any win is a happy moment for us(now is bigger since we have a solid tier 3/4 team), even winning against t100000, the portuguese are a very hype persons.
2020-07-21 00:44
Im adding the fact that you don't feel things like we do. We are latins. Don't compare us to the scandinavian countries, not the same culture.
2020-07-21 01:34
1 reply
#116
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Portugal he1zen
+1
2020-07-21 02:57
congratulations!!!
2020-07-21 01:22
ez for mens
2020-07-21 01:28
ez 4 sAw, i knew it
2020-07-21 02:32
Lets fucking go!
2020-07-21 02:34
#119
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Portugal Surya
Some good Org need to hire these guys. Hard working players + good map pool + loyal fan base. What u waiting for
2020-07-21 03:03
LEZZ go #sAwtouadar
2020-07-21 03:06
#122
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Portugal getl0w
Bora caralho! Let's go boys! #sawtouadar
2020-07-21 03:12
There are a few toxic comments, but I want to say ... Thank you for your support guys, where ever you are from, thank you <3 Have an amazing day, even those who were toxic ;)
2020-07-21 03:13
So proud of this team hardwork in the last 7 months Now they finnaly have their deserver holidays! #sAwNaMDL #sAwtouadar
2020-07-21 04:19
saw on the road to top1
2020-07-21 04:30
Ez for saw
2020-07-21 04:50
sAw been working hard damn
2020-07-21 06:47
#128
ropz | 
United States DV19
HLTV article on Advanced LUL
2020-07-21 06:51
2 replies
EU Advanced == NA MDL
2020-07-21 10:12
1 reply
Nooo, EU Main>NA MDL, and this is true, NA MDL looks like faceit lvl 10 mixes
2020-07-21 15:01
nice
2020-07-21 08:45
Very Nice sAw! iberian club power!
2020-07-21 08:57
Am i really the first one that noticed this is the news post number 30.000 on hltv?
2020-07-21 09:13
#134
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Spain chanSw0w
g0g0 SAW!!!!!!
2020-07-21 09:58
tricked LUL
2020-07-21 10:29
ez 4 mens!
2020-07-21 12:28
#149
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Portugal persaN1
go sAw go sAw
2020-07-21 12:58
#150
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Germany Germania
G G
2020-07-21 13:17
Saw was so much better Tricked wasted their 1-0 up advantage
2020-07-21 14:22
One of the climber spots was the winner of esl masters Spain, won by Movistar riders, since they are already there by being part of mdl season 34 the spot went to second place which was sAw, but now saw won advanced so for whom is this spot going? Hope it's an Iberian team, maybe 3/4th esl masters spain places fight for it
2020-07-21 14:31
3 replies
#153
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Portugal eilzinho
Probably Wygers (?) At least according to liquipedia it's them.
2020-07-21 14:31
2 replies
Makes sense, the other 3/4th place was x6tence with their old line-up.
2020-07-21 14:38
1 reply
#167
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Portugal MCDOUG
Probably
2020-07-22 15:13
GG
2020-07-21 14:47
omg so cool wow
2020-07-21 15:24
#159
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Finland 5way
EZ 4 mens))
2020-07-21 15:55
deserved gg TSM SAW
2020-07-21 19:41
Gj now some org invest in this lads. Portuguese scene needs this
2020-07-21 23:17
1 reply
#170
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Portugal DiAZZZZ_
#169 I miss the reply
2020-07-23 03:00
#169
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Portugal DiAZZZZ_
Saw are moving to Offset
2020-07-23 02:59
9 replies
Trust me, nopee They said that they have an big announcment for tomorrow lets see if it is about the org.
2020-07-23 03:06
8 replies
#172
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Portugal DiAZZZZ_
-stadodo and just played on offset -offest team are not no namers but 50/50 no namers -Saw #38 or 39 i dont remember needs org -offset parts away with team chapter final- offset sign saw's roster 👍 Makes all the sense to me but i dont know whats going on in Portuguese scence, I just follow hltv and i know this things
2020-07-23 03:26
7 replies
Im saying this cus I know this from the org
2020-07-23 11:15
and offset already hired another player, just dont show in hltv obviously, for pt scene news is fraglider
2020-07-23 11:18
5 replies
#175
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Portugal DiAZZZZ_
Ah ok, my bad. Thanks :)
2020-07-23 12:31
4 replies
btw, mut said that they had many offers, but this one was a really really good one.
2020-07-23 14:15
The one that they are to announce*
2020-07-23 14:16
2 replies
By their announce I think they are keeping saw, probably have a good sponsorship
2020-07-23 16:14
1 reply
#179
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Portugal DiAZZZZ_
nice, i dont like the name, i think sAw its a weird name but the logo its kinda cool, tsm 2.0
2020-07-23 16:17
/news/30000 btw
2020-08-03 00:57
30000 cool mens)))
2020-08-10 03:14
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