Movistar Riders bench EasTor

Movistar Riders have put Rajohn "⁠EasTor⁠" Linato on the transfer list ahead of the coming season.

EasTor has announced that he is exploring options outside of Movistar Riders while still under contract with the organization, which HLTV.org has confirmed is a result of the player being sidelined from the team. The benching will be delayed, however, as the 26-year-old will play at least one more event with the Spanish side, the ESEA MDL Season 34 Relegation, set to take place on August 18-20.

EasTor's move to the bench puts an end to a year-long stint in the squad, the AWPer was brought on to replace Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas when the latter departed Movistar Riders to travel back to North America and sign with Cloud9 this time last year.

EasTor will play his last matches with Movistar Riders in August

During his time on the team, EasTor had a 1.02 rating and was part of the roster that made 5-6th place at DreamHack Open Sevilla and the Champions Cup Finals in Malta. He also helped Riders qualify for the ESL One Rio Europe Minor through the event's closed qualifier, although the event never took place due to the coronavirus outbreak. Since, Movistar Riders earned 1225 RMR points and sit 14th in the European standings.

Movistar Riders had a rough first half of 2020, especially as the year advanced, ending 14th in ESEA MDL Season 34 and underperforming in several smaller online tournaments, winning only the local ESL Masters CS:GO Season 7, which prompted the organization to decided to make changes during the off-season.

EasTor will play a handfull of matches with Movistar Riders in the ESEA Season 34 Relegation, where he will try and help the squad secure a spot in the upcoming season of ESEA's top division before ending his time on the team and starting a new chapter in his career.

Movistar Riders are currently:

Spain Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet
Spain Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano
Spain Christian "⁠loWel⁠" Garcia Antoran
Brazil Lucas "⁠steel⁠" Lopes

Spain Galder "⁠bladE⁠" Barcena (coach)

Spain Rajohn "⁠EasTor⁠" Linato (benched)

Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
840
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Spain Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
394
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.09
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1133
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
667
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Spain Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1003
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
+meyern
2020-07-28 20:42
#7
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Denmark iLoVeReD
Rip eastor(
2020-07-28 20:43
Vroom Vroom
2020-07-28 21:06
arki incoming
2020-07-28 22:06
#131
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Portugal MCDOUG
Don't think so
2020-07-28 23:19
Not really
2020-07-29 04:12
#176
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Spain N0Love
Nah he's good with the Portuguese they're doing fine
2020-07-29 09:19
0/8
2020-07-28 20:46
that would be actually a cool addition
2020-07-28 20:51
#49
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Switzerland x676
Blastinho, Sausol, Sunpayus and LukeN are the only 4 options imo.
2020-07-28 20:59
Luken stats are way worst than Eastor stats playing against tier 6 teams on south america I like Sausol but i dont think Alex awping is the solution but idk
2020-07-28 21:32
#109
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Canada f0rkb0mb
LukeN is better than all the 3 Spaniards in Movistar Riders, LOL
2020-07-28 22:10
Just check stats
2020-07-28 22:10
#113
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Argentina fedezera
stats? They say nothing at all. He hard carry FPL both EU and NA before going back to Argentina. Now he plays 70ms and 10% loss due to terrible argentinians isp.
2020-07-28 22:15
Stats say nothing? Stats are all for an awper, and he did not carry on any fpl
2020-07-28 22:21
#154
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Argentina fedezera
pls say you're trolling. just say that
2020-07-29 01:05
HLTV in a nutshell
2020-07-28 22:38
unlikely, they didn't buy him when he was on mibr's bench they won't do it now that he just signed with 9z
2020-07-28 21:09
#177
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Spain N0Love
MR didnt have a spot then either... Same for Mixwell they wanted to keep giving the oppotunity to Eastor instead of recruiting Mixwell back... I guess that was a bad decision
2020-07-29 09:21
+foxzera
2020-07-28 21:13
#132
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Portugal MCDOUG
He's comfortable at Giants
2020-07-28 23:22
they need awp
2020-07-28 22:05
Meyern can awp
2020-07-28 22:22
I can awp too doesnt mean that Im good at it
2020-07-28 23:54
He was 2º awp on sharks
2020-07-28 23:56
I was 2nd awp on friends
2020-07-29 00:37
True
2020-07-29 02:44
+LUCAS1
2020-07-29 02:00
Qué ota ???
2020-08-05 01:40
#175
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Spain N0Love
YES
2020-07-29 09:19
wtf
2020-07-28 20:42
#3
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Argentina EnvyJ
Rip Bruno Mars
2020-07-28 20:43
no Easter next year mens(((((
2020-07-28 20:43
Fak mens
2020-07-29 03:09
ok
2020-07-28 20:43
Im happy to see that but sad for him
2020-07-28 20:43
#178
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Spain N0Love
+1
2020-07-29 09:22
#8
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Belgium ibuprofenia
Wtf real news
2020-07-28 20:43
finally
2020-07-28 20:44
#10
mhL | 
Poland Yomenik
WHY
2020-07-28 20:44
Because he is garbage?
2020-07-28 20:44
#70
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United States NA_KEKW
1.02 rating as main AWP KEKW
2020-07-28 21:19
2020-07-28 21:34
#205
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Serbia DjapeZ
Thats not correct stats, that shows top30 games, which means games when Movistar was in top30 against other top30 teams. I mean he is bad, just to know what that stats shows actually
2020-07-30 14:30
#179
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Spain N0Love
Nah he wasn't good tbh
2020-07-29 09:22
#11
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Lebanon Dogman69
+meyern
2020-07-28 20:44
good luck istoooooooor
2020-07-28 20:44
TheClaran, Vasili, SunPayus, Blastinho? Or international Awper?
2020-07-28 20:44
#87
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Portugal Silvah4i20
fox? what you think abot that ?
2020-07-28 21:39
For me is one of the best options by far but i dont think they will sign him
2020-07-28 21:42
#90
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Portugal Silvah4i20
pls do somethin on your community i bet that with good offer we goes ! my opinion ofc , after he departs with the guys of saw he cant play with anymore team anyone are on he's level on the other teams to he have some solid team
2020-07-28 21:45
man wtf did I just read lmao. PS: put more tobacco on that joint next time
2020-07-28 22:07
I got an internal hemorrhage reading that
2020-07-29 03:34
F for your english
2020-07-29 04:15
XD IM SORRY BAD ENGLISH FOR REAL
2020-07-29 04:41
Np ma frende
2020-07-29 04:44
You gave me a fcking headache with that english.
2020-07-29 15:11
Smooya?Larsen?idk, but nop, english is not a problem in riders
2020-07-31 10:08
I think this is good for both ways
2020-07-28 20:45
#182
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Spain N0Love
+1
2020-07-29 09:25
Why?
2020-07-28 20:45
Playing as awper he were always worst rated player in team
2020-07-28 21:12
worst rated player as awper, doing stupid mistakes
2020-07-28 21:55
#18
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Spain Scar98
+meyern unlucky mixwell is in valo, would be a sick roster
2020-07-28 20:45
#30
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Lebanon Dogman69
mixwell was garbage in Movi
2020-07-28 20:49
Meyern just signed for 9z 1 month ago and they payed a lot for him so he wont leave (and he isnt what riders need, he isnt an awper) Luken is more posible but i still dont like him, even worst rated than Eastor last year playing against tier 20 teams
2020-07-28 21:15
gl
2020-07-28 20:45
#20
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Brazil hugoooo
Should be mopoz. Would like to see lucas1 joining
2020-07-28 20:46
EasTor is bad as an AWPer. mopoz is good as support.
2020-07-28 20:47
mopoz is entry fragger wtf dhsahdahsd
2020-07-28 20:48
Mopoz is entry fragger, he's fine
2020-07-28 20:48
Mopoz against tier 1/2 teams played like a beast, Eastor only did it good against tier 4
2020-07-28 21:17
mopoz >>> eastor
2020-07-28 21:56
#183
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Spain N0Love
Can he speak Spanish? I know Portuguese and Spanish are really close and you can learn the other in few months but, you know...
2020-07-29 09:27
#22
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Netherlands Boutdis
finally
2020-07-28 20:46
#23
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CIS EzforEnCCe
Lucas1? Meyern?
2020-07-28 20:47
lucas1 OMEGALUL
2020-07-29 00:35
#25
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Spain Jbc12301
Thanks
2020-07-28 20:48
Next time hit live players not dead MUTiRiS
2020-07-28 20:49
+meyern
2020-07-28 20:50
0% changes
2020-07-28 21:28
Sunpayus would be a solid pickup, not great, but solid. Don't think there's any other player in the Spanish scene who could push them to that tier 1.5/1 . Maybe they get an Argentinian or Brazilian tho.
2020-07-28 20:51
#74
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Spain danil0aim
+Sunpayus or +Sausol are the best options to pickup right now, they're F/A , if they haven't already signed for other team ofc, because Alex is good with the AWP too, and in this meta the players are less dependents of to do the same function / role and there could be a role change more easily imo
2020-07-28 21:27
#91
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Spain Rued86
The best option is stadodo, but he wont leave saw
2020-07-28 21:50
#164
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Spain danil0aim
I dont think that stadodo is the best option to choose right now, I think that they'll choose blastinho or sunpayus, or they'll sign Luken/Lucas1/sausol and alex would be main awp
2020-07-29 03:31
#39
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I honestly would love to see Smooya here but sadly they communicate in Portuguese and/or Spanish I believe
2020-07-28 20:52
only spanish, steel understands and speaks spanish
2020-07-28 20:57
#51
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Portugal WillyanI7
more like portunhol
2020-07-28 21:01
he knows better than u think, when he had inteviews or so, he is a clever guy and have learnt fast. tho we can understand basic portuguese and viceversa, right irmao?
2020-07-28 21:06
#71
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Portugal WillyanI7
we understand better spanish than spanish people understands Portuguese, kinda wrong jajaja
2020-07-28 21:21
depends on every guy, i watch sometimes PR/BR streams and i understand almost everything
2020-07-28 22:20
bruh portuguese ls hard, especially Portugal's portuguese Llke, why the hell would you call a dish "punheta" lmao
2020-07-28 22:27
we don't
2020-07-28 23:03
#133
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Portugal WillyanI7
Punheta de Bacalhau it´s so freaking good dude Idk, who gives this name but he is a genious.
2020-07-28 23:22
bro do you know what punheta is in brasil?
2020-07-28 23:23
#136
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Portugal WillyanI7
Of course man, we use the same meaning of the word
2020-07-28 23:27
you guys are genius
2020-07-28 23:29
So there's a possibility of two different punheta de bacalhau? One gross and one good? (I hate fish)
2020-07-29 00:01
#153
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Portugal MCDOUG
Only legends know what wife's love
2020-07-29 01:00
I think it is much easier for an Argentine to speak Portuguese than for a Brazilian to speak Spanish
2020-07-29 00:37
#185
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Spain N0Love
Steel speaks Spanish good enough I watched some streams of his and he was ok
2020-07-29 09:29
I've also seen a video of steel speaking Spanish, a little over 2 months ago that came in to move
2020-07-29 09:30
#184
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Spain N0Love
That's actually kinda true tbh
2020-07-29 09:28
SMOOOOOOOOOYA
2020-07-28 22:13
#40
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CIS pls_help
Ok
2020-07-28 20:52
thats a low rating by awp abuser standards, cya in mm man because its gg for ya.
2020-07-28 20:54
+vasili
2020-07-28 20:59
+Luken? Mmmm
2020-07-28 20:57
#52
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Switzerland x676
Would be nice
2020-07-28 21:05
#75
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Chile Romanosky
Luken maybe play on Envy.
2020-07-28 21:27
#80
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United States Festive_
Is there a report on this?
2020-07-28 21:30
#46
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Switzerland x676
Finally!!!!
2020-07-28 20:57
#48
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
ergasster
2020-07-28 20:59
Ergasster almost retired
2020-07-28 21:25
#101
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
you gotta be fucking me. Isn't he 18 y/o? don't tell me he is playing Gaylorant
2020-07-28 22:02
No, he said that he lost his motivation and will focus on study but maybe will comeback on future
2020-07-28 22:06
#128
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
good for him (i guess). He could've stayed on cs for 2 more years farming some cash and then going to college
2020-07-28 22:49
retired :c
2020-07-28 21:57
#103
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
that's sad.
2020-07-28 22:03
#50
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Denmark Marcusft07
EAstOr to North
2020-07-28 21:00
0/8
2020-07-29 03:37
the fuck? saw this on home page and after going to cyx's article and back to home it disappeared, but I still see it on the forums
2020-07-28 21:07
They deleted the article...
2020-07-28 21:08
then how is the page still up? I mean, shouldn't it redirect to a 404 error message?
2020-07-28 21:11
Should, Lucas have done something wrong...
2020-07-28 21:12
#63
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Spain BlaNcoW
Noo, mixwell is now on G2
2020-07-28 21:12
so many tense_1983s here wtf
2020-07-28 21:17
#69
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Chile Romanosky
Smooya incoming.
2020-07-28 21:18
pls make it happen, they are friends and smooya cant play in NA rn so why not? but the communication is a problem
2020-07-28 21:27
I remember him playing out of his mind every time vs BIG, didn't watch other matches of him. Was he much worse vs other teams or what? lol
2020-07-28 21:30
EasTor play well verus teams that are worst than Movistar or, he is very motivated to play (like RTR). When he is playing vs top 30 teams in hltv he is not playing csgo...
2020-07-28 21:34
wprst rated player as awper
2020-07-28 21:58
Only good important games I remember from him this year tbh
2020-07-28 23:52
#78
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Portugal invict0
I would like to see mixwell in this line up again. Sadly he joins G2 on Valorant. But I think Sunpaius or vasili will take Movistars to another level
2020-07-28 21:30
Dude is really not my first pick to kick, so i am wondering who are they getting. Is there any good AWPer speaking spanish? I mean mixwell is playing vaLULrant (and he wasn't awp anyway lately, right?).
2020-07-28 21:30
he is the worst on the team rn , they should get sunpayus or blastinho imo
2020-07-28 21:40
why??
2020-07-28 21:32
#85
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Portugal Silvah4i20
+fox pls ! after departs with guys of saw anyteam can play on he's level
2020-07-28 21:37
#94
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Switzerland x676
34 y/o. Maybe if he was 21 or something like that.
2020-07-28 21:55
aleluia
2020-07-28 21:39
Deserved
2020-07-28 21:55
espected, now +lucas1 , +sunpayus + sausol, +luken, + smooya
2020-07-28 21:59
Movistar top30 in 2020 they said...
2020-07-28 22:00
He was not bad, but he semt to be not enough for Movistar Riders. I think it's good decision that they bench him. I think Movistar Riders should take stadodo in his place, he seems like maybe even the best player in Portugal rn. I think with this change Movistar Riders can be a really good team.
2020-07-28 22:06
#108
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Other NDRnews
FUCKING GOD they wait so long to kick this bot
2020-07-28 22:08
what is in the shorts from easter? an easter egg
2020-07-28 22:10
#114
arT | 
Europe t.o.p
Eastor :(
2020-07-28 22:18
Eastor was okay player
2020-07-28 22:19
#117
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Switzerland x676
No. 0,92 rating against top50 teams on last 6 months.
2020-07-28 22:21
They will add ElClaran, best Awper on Spain atm
2020-07-28 22:23
#122
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South America ZyvvOo
+lucas1 team without awper like liquid
2020-07-28 22:28
+1
2020-07-29 00:50
#123
REZ | 
Mexico PS4
damn
2020-07-28 22:28
#124
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Portugal Ames69
mr. fox
2020-07-28 22:30
Thx god. Such a dumb player.
2020-07-28 22:39
#127
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Finland 0lter
hes 26??? i thought he was like 18 wtff
2020-07-28 22:42
#129
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Switzerland x676
yeah, and he was the oldest in the team on top of that xD not like you can give some more "time" to a young promise
2020-07-28 22:55
Finally.
2020-07-28 23:48
+jonyboy?
2020-07-29 00:31
No
2020-07-29 10:28
no
2020-07-29 20:24
+meyern
2020-07-29 00:34
+CHONY BOY
2020-07-29 00:50
+1
2020-07-29 00:56
#188
2020-07-29 10:28
#152
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New Zealand rzt
+ any f/a br
2020-07-29 01:00
Benching their best player wtf
2020-07-29 01:23
#156
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Portugal invict0
They bench Alex or Easter?
2020-07-29 01:53
+nikom pls
2020-07-29 01:53
#158
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Portugal synttax
+tense
2020-07-29 01:58
Eastor was the best player on Riders wtf, what a bad decision
2020-07-29 02:18
Wtf no, alex best and eastor worst rating as an awper
2020-07-29 10:27
#194
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Switzerland x676
hahahaha. nice bait but way too surrealistic
2020-07-29 11:23
Honestly I would love to see fox in... MOVISTAR! And I'm not even his biggest fan, as you can see by my badge. I know this will NEVER happen but it would be great for both parties. Despite his age, if fox were included in a structured team he would DELIVER. 100% and communication would not be a problem ATM is currently WASTING his last days in Giants washed lineup... :/
2020-07-29 03:31
Movistar is looking for fresh new talent as Awper there is a chance up to 70 to 30 than they will sign up a international player (latam or portu/spanish speaker)...
2020-07-29 13:27
i totally understand because fox would be a short term option imo sunpayus is the right guy for movistar fi they want to keep full spanish
2020-07-29 17:18
Maybe Land1n to replace him? it would be a great addition to Movistar. Land1n is very experienced and is great at AWP. it would be cool to see him playing alongside Steelega
2020-07-29 03:33
#174
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Other NDRnews
NT land1n
2020-07-29 09:14
#202
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South America ZyvvOo
duvido, but who knows
2020-07-30 04:53
congrtz steel,ruined +1 team KEKW
2020-07-29 04:33
0/8
2020-07-29 10:26
#173
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Spain Primat3
TheClaran, Sunpayus or Blastinho if u think un spanish scene but Oskar or Smooya are a good option too
2020-07-29 09:10
JonY BoY KEK
2020-07-29 09:24
Jony Boy probably with ex-kpi
2020-07-29 10:26
#187
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Spain chanSw0w
Im sorry for Eastor, he's dad for 2º time and being benched... the reallity is he don't have to much impact, gl to him Riders need an awp like oskar, problem is the language
2020-07-29 10:28
fox to Movistar Riders??? Hmmmm I don't know HAHAHAHAHA
2020-07-29 11:22
+s1rpent inc LOL
2020-07-29 15:15
get GOD FOX GRINGO in the team!
2020-07-29 17:14
#201
cyx | 
Germany KapioO
+boltz
2020-07-29 20:36
why tho? he was one of the best performers in this squad
2020-07-30 05:02
#204
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Other NDRnews
They should give Alex the AWP and sign one young star player rifler from Brazil or SA maybe Dav1d? Felps? (he is performing like a beast and Movi has a nice agressive style like him) IDK men
2020-07-30 12:16
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