Giants round out roster with RIZZZ

The 27-year-old returns to the organisation he briefly represented in late 2018 and early 2019.

Giants have announced that they have completed the signing of Rui "⁠RIZZZ⁠" Lima from FTW. The 27-year-old becomes the second summer addition by the Spanish organisation following the capture of Francisco "⁠obj⁠" Ramos, who was picked up on a free transfer.

This will be RIZZZ's second stint with Giants after donning the organisation's colors for six months between September 2018 and March 2019. He went on to play for OFFSET before joining FTW in March 2020.

RIZZZ reunites with former teammates fox, obj and pr in Giants

Giants hope that the injection of experience will allow the team to step out of the shadow cast by sAw, who have been the dominant force in the Iberian scene in 2020. After a series of mixed results, Giants opted to part ways with Bruno "⁠BLOODZ⁠" Mourão and Renato "⁠renatoohaxx⁠" Gonçalves, who helped the team to qualify for ESEA Advanced in their final match.

With this signing, Giants now have:

Portugal Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco
Portugal Paulo "⁠pr⁠" Silva
Portugal Filipe "⁠NOPEEJ⁠" Dias
Portugal Francisco "⁠obj⁠" Ramos
Portugal Rui "⁠RIZZZ⁠" Lima

Portugal Vasco "⁠vsk⁠" Santos (coach)

Portugal Vasco 'vsk' Santos
Vasco 'vsk' Santos
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.35
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.93
APR:
0.12
Portugal Rui 'RIZZZ' Lima
Rui 'RIZZZ' Lima
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
169
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Portugal Filipe 'NOPEEJ' Dias
Filipe 'NOPEEJ' Dias
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
91
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Portugal Francisco 'obj' Ramos
Francisco 'obj' Ramos
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Portugal Paulo 'pr' Silva
Paulo 'pr' Silva
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Portugal Renato 'renatoohaxx' Gonçalves
Renato 'renatoohaxx' Gonçalves
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
137
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.16
Portugal Bruno 'BLOODZ' Mourão
Bruno 'BLOODZ' Mourão
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
pog
2020-07-28 22:57
#3
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Denmark iLoVeReD
RIZZZLAA.
2020-07-28 22:58
are you ok men)
2020-07-28 22:59
#10
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Denmark iLoVeReD
You know it's good when such a big players joins these promising rosters!
2020-07-28 23:00
yeah, I know right!
2020-07-28 23:00
#14
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Denmark iLoVeReD
#SOMOSMiBR!
2020-07-28 23:01
Come to brazil 🔪 We big fans!!!
2020-07-28 23:02
nice roster
2020-07-28 22:58
#23
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Portugal GWAG
he do be car ngl
2020-07-28 23:23
why not some young talent
2020-07-29 00:11
#45
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Portugal EddyParera
Rizz is kinda a young talent. Even tho he's 27 yo, he has only played competitive CS since 2015 and has been improving since. Giants is: Fox (super experienced player) Obj (experienced player, he's ready for internacional play for a couple of years now. Offset could've gave him a lineup to go international but stadodo and just left for sAw and their lineup was garbage after that) PR (our most promising youngster. I believe he'll shine during 2021. He's still growing and playing against better teams will give him an insane amount of experience) NopeJ ( is another youngster that can develop into a nice T2/T3 support, same process as PR) Rizzz overall is better than these youngsters but doesn't have the same amount of experience as Fox or OBJ So it's a pretty balanced team, except the fact that they don't have a Pure IGL so Fox is shotcalling for now, leaving the AWP for OBJ
2020-07-29 03:16
#46
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Portugal DeviphZ
"Rizz is kinda a young talent. Even tho he's 27 yo" I will leave you with this
2020-07-29 03:20
#51
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Portugal EddyParera
Mutiris is 27 but isn't a young talent because he been playing his whole life as semi-pro, Rizzz is still a young talent because he's been around competitive CS a few months before Stadodo. That' why I said "KINDA"... you as a portuguese that should know better PT scene than these people, should've understand what I meant...
2020-07-29 03:44
#57
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Portugal DeviphZ
I know the scene..... but how the fuck can you say that a 27yo is young... if you wanna say that he is new to the scene and he's been improving, sure. but don't say that he is young
2020-07-29 10:48
#47
kNgV- | 
Brazil sAA_
Young talent 27yo XDDD
2020-07-29 03:26
#58
fnx | 
Portugal RMOC
+1 some kids are really delusional
2020-07-29 11:46
#63
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Portugal f0rbid
How can you call a 27yo that plays since cs1.6 a Young talent?
2020-07-29 17:28
#85
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Portugal antCB
"Rizz is kinda a young talent. Even tho he's 27 yo, he has only played competitive CS since 2015 and has been improving since." RETARD ALERT. RETARD ALERT. rizz has been playing since CS 1.6, you dumbass, at least since 2007, at a good level. next time you think you now the Portuguese scene, think again, cause you don't. It's not like it's secret information. facebook.com/rizzaimer/photos/gamegune-2008-espanha-skilledamn-crts-de-15-polegadas-cs-16-ao-mais-alto-nivel-u/1386172238172859/
2020-07-31 11:01
i car
2020-07-28 22:59
#12
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Switzerland x676
Team will disband before December anyway
2020-07-28 23:00
#42
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Portugal Cunhazinho
I hope not, but probably will XD
2020-07-29 01:53
or not xD
2020-07-29 02:53
#65
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Portugal Cunhazinho
Believe me, they will
2020-07-29 19:20
#74
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Portugal astacp
they wont. contracts are made for 6 months :-)
2020-07-30 02:27
Stream sniper
2020-07-28 23:01
#76
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Portugal KINGOR
You still mad about that? xD Btw it wasn't him who was stream sniping!
2020-07-30 03:59
He was just taking infos shamelessly, a pro player should know better.
2020-07-30 09:27
GOOO RIZZAIIIMEEER!
2020-07-28 23:01
#16
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Portugal luispt18
LETS GO GIANTS NICE ADD TO THE ROSTER #WEAREGIANTS.
2020-07-28 23:02
#83
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Portugal SyruzZ
#YOUARETIER34058546
2020-07-30 22:04
#18
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Poland Tricker1
Fox looking like a rapper
2020-07-28 23:02
#70
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Portugal onemanLAUW
he is
2020-07-29 22:36
GL tugas
2020-07-28 23:03
okkk
2020-07-28 23:09
#22
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Portugal MCDOUG
Hope they can find stability.. Portuguese hopes still lie on sAw team for the second part of the year, now on MDL things will start to be more interesting
2020-07-28 23:14
hmm okay
2020-07-28 23:28
just be nice, don’t be mean
2020-07-28 23:43
+1. Wp
2020-07-29 00:11
you mean kirgizzz?
2020-07-28 23:45
rip
2020-07-28 23:54
Expected. Hope Giants manage to win 1 or 2 games next tournament: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/FunSpark/UL..
2020-07-29 00:15
Win a game or 2? I'll be happy if they win 1 map.
2020-07-29 19:48
If they take the first map they take the first game, its a bo1 so not impossible.
2020-07-29 21:52
Why is a team not even in advanced newsworthy?
2020-07-29 00:31
it is now, they climbed this season
2020-07-29 01:07
youtube.com/watch?v=HRsh4tilgUY SEE HIM HERE! HES A PORTUGUESE GOD! RIZZAIMEEEr!!
2020-07-29 00:57
fox master of kicking the whole team but himself
2020-07-29 01:48
#48
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Portugal DeviphZ
portuguese nifty
2020-07-29 03:27
#49
kNgV- | 
Brazil sAA_
Would u kick yourself ? Kekw
2020-07-29 03:28
no i would kick you in the balls
2020-07-29 12:16
#73
kNgV- | 
Brazil sAA_
dood :(
2020-07-30 01:19
same shit different day we don't have enough players to create two decent teams. PERIOD! fox rifling and igling OMEGALUL idk why they didn't sign some Spanish players kpi and betis disbanded ffs! this roster will FAIL miserably
2020-07-29 03:33
Is s1rpent considered a promising talent?
2020-07-29 16:01
lol overrated kid who tries to make flashy plays on stream against mm noobs while wearing supreme clothes ffs... hes DOGSHIT!
2020-07-29 17:15
I had to google "Supreme clothes. 150€ for trashy T-Shirts lmfao
2020-07-29 23:04
wtf, why are you guys so amazed about a guy who never showed anything to the comunnity? does he have a team? what tournments does he play?
2020-07-29 18:32
I was fucking ASKING because I don't know him well enough. R-E-L-A-X
2020-07-29 23:02
i think my reply was normal, but ok... i will
2020-07-30 14:35
I asked if he's considered a talent, because I have no idea. You replied by saying "I was amazed" and started making assumptions.
2020-07-30 19:21
of course i did, why would a person that follows the scene ask that? i've only heard that from his fans when i asked if he was playing in a team atm and tournments, i was actually asking because i dont know.
2020-07-30 19:49
I do not follow scene wtf. You continue to make assumptions... I literally didn't know him until a few weeks ago. Think before you type.
2020-07-31 01:50
what do u want me to think? bro u are in a csgo website of course i assumed u follow the scene. the amount of time u came here makes me think u do, or u came just to reply to me?
2020-07-31 13:29
I have always followed the scene for the most part, just not the PT scene. because it wasn't worth following.
2020-07-31 16:05
#75
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Portugal astacp
wrong. there are more than enough players. whats missing: -proper support from orgs-sponsors-money to make the teams more competitive. you will never be good at csgo by playing in portugal against guys that leave the factory at 2pm and have 4-5 hours at most to practice the game against other guys that leave the restaurant at 4pm. you will never be any good by playing tier9999 tournments when other teams are competing with other tier 1/2 teams so even the few orgs that pay a decent salary wont succeed coz the level of competition is extremely bad. if you dont know all saw players are playing cs for many many years and only now they are kinda getting better because only recently they started to have the chance to compete at a better level.
2020-07-30 02:40
Fox igl will be the downfall
2020-07-29 06:44
same players mixing under 3 different orgs, disband soon
2020-07-29 07:32
Why would they take RIZZ? He has been playing like shit lately.This Giants roster is actually shit. Save fox and NOPEEJ.
2020-07-29 10:13
Biggest news of the week for sure
2020-07-29 19:46
#68
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Asia BurjAlArab
disband soon
2020-07-29 20:54
Will giants with this sign be able to challenge saw for top portuguese team?
2020-07-30 17:33
with this lineup, maybe, depends if fox igling is good and if nope and pr start playing according to their huge potencial
2020-07-30 19:51
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