Virtus.pro part ways with AdreN

Virtus.pro have parted ways with Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev, the organization has announced.

The Kazakhstani veteran leaves Virtus.pro after his second stint with the Russian organization, where he played for eight months in 2012-2013 and again for a similar amount of time in 2019-2020.

Although in his first time the team became a title contender as the first to challenge the legendary NiP roster for trophies, AdreN was far from as successful in his second spell with Virtus.pro, who exited most tournaments they attended in the bottom half.

AdreN's second spell with Virtus.pro ends

Issues with in-game leadership plagued the team throughout, with the 30-year-old eventually taking up the mantle in March. In May, AdreN's spot in the lineup was endangered when they contemplated roster changes, but in the end it was Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov who took time off and made space for a new talent in Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis.

With just a few days left before the new season begins, Virtus.pro have remained silent regarding the team's near future and the status of their fifth player. However, it appears that the team will have some time to decide on the best course of action as they are unlikely to play in any big competitions until IEM New York: Online in October. In the announcement, buster was still listed as an inactive player.

Virtus.pro now have:

Kazakhstan Alexey "⁠qikert⁠" Golubev
Russia Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali
Uzbekistan Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev
Latvia Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis

Kazakhstan Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov (inactive)

Kazakhstan Dastan "⁠dastan⁠" Akbayev (coach)

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
484
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dastan 'dastan' Akbayev
Dastan 'dastan' Akbayev
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
753
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
finally
2020-08-04 17:27
vp back to top 10 soon
2020-08-04 17:27
after pasha left, all the hopes left with him
2020-08-04 17:29
#50
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Russia Decima
Bruh
2020-08-04 17:36
Sanji next?
2020-08-04 18:36
#186
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Kazakhstan Dosss
ofc)
2020-08-04 20:13
Go back to gambit youngsters
2020-08-04 21:03
who will james bait?
2020-08-04 20:15
No biceps no major
2020-08-04 17:52
He means after 9pasha leaves PEPEGA
2020-08-04 18:01
+1
2020-08-04 17:55
#286
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Germany X5ander
yep, without pasha (on of the best all time) you can't win anything.
2020-08-10 13:57
so funny hah
2020-08-04 18:48
Sad
2020-08-04 17:27
i dont see how you see this has a good thing
2020-08-04 17:29
bcs it is a good thing...?
2020-08-04 17:31
#61
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Macau Be_Happier
+1
2020-08-04 17:39
+1
2020-08-04 18:01
#159
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Russia SW@G
exactly what I thought when I saw this thread
2020-08-04 18:45
f
2020-08-04 17:27
LUL
2020-08-04 17:27
#5
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China HEIDASHUAi
F my man AdreN
2020-08-04 17:27
#8
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Norway billson
ohh baby
2020-08-04 17:27
still a legend
2020-08-04 17:27
LETS GOOOOOOO
2020-08-04 17:27
bye bye!
2020-08-04 17:28
FINALLY, the biggest pay check stealer in existence is GONE. VP might be a legit team now, BRING BACK BUSTER!!
2020-08-04 17:28
#14
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United Kingdom Multiplism
+AdreN to Syman
2020-08-04 17:28
#48
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Poland kvvach
more like Winstrike as they are 4 member team
2020-08-04 17:35
#155
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United Kingdom tank6123
Nah they are playing with nickelback now
2020-08-04 18:41
#15
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Other Jmishenko
why they kick goat #AdreNGOD
2020-08-04 17:29
its time for bed,oleg
2020-08-04 21:55
#229
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Other Jmishenko
im not oleg
2020-08-04 22:25
Right,you are veteran of the DonbASS Valera
2020-08-04 22:36
#260
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Other Jmishenko
absolutely right bro
2020-08-05 11:23
good
2020-08-04 17:29
bye
2020-08-04 17:29
#18
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Europe LoookATme
LOl
2020-08-04 17:29
time to back buster :D
2020-08-04 17:29
#22
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Lebanon Dogman69
expected
2020-08-04 17:29
#24
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Croatia lucubista
vp ez top10 jame qiker YEKINDAR buster Ax1Le
2020-08-04 17:29
why you want to destroy gambit yngsters?
2020-08-04 20:15
#195
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Croatia lucubista
hahaha, i would like to see ax1le in VP and shiro in NAVI
2020-08-04 20:41
mir ax1le sh1ro electronic bombl4 best cis team
2020-08-04 21:02
#207
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Croatia lucubista
maybe yes, i would like to see the navi with this team: mir sh1ro s1mple electronic boombl4 vp jame qiker YEKINDAR buster Ax1Le two teams very strong to fight in the title of major
2020-08-04 21:06
s1mple and sh1ro in one team, 2 awpers kinda useless
2020-08-04 21:07
#211
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Croatia lucubista
when navi had s1mple and guardian in 2017 he played very well! s1mple likes to be the secondary awp
2020-08-04 21:10
he is good rifler, but i'm not sure who should play 1st awp because both s1mple and sh1ro good
2020-08-04 21:12
#25
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
expected
2020-08-04 17:29
#26
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Bulgaria goshyy
F
2020-08-04 17:29
From Major MVP to this, FeelsBadMan
2020-08-04 17:30
We saw that coming xDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-08-04 17:30
AdreN Major PGL Krakow 2017, never forgott, thank's you Kazako'banger ! See you soon', GL for the next. You have write the history, and nobody forgott the history.
2020-08-04 17:30
#257
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Kazakhstan kkkanat
bye legend
2020-08-05 09:02
about time...
2020-08-04 17:31
RIP
2020-08-04 17:31
#33
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France Carrotaboy
Bye legend
2020-08-04 17:32
good luck GodreN!
2020-08-04 17:32
good move
2020-08-04 17:32
naura
2020-08-04 17:33
More to follow...
2020-08-04 17:33
reip,i think he will join winstrike to play with mou
2020-08-04 17:33
#95
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Poland kvvach
mou is in syman
2020-08-04 17:54
#96
arT | 
CIS bult0
mou is in Syman
2020-08-04 17:54
syman is in mou
2020-08-04 19:18
+1
2020-08-04 20:47
#234
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Iran ILOIVE
+1
2020-08-04 22:47
+1
2020-08-05 08:41
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
2020-08-04 17:33
GTA STREAMS ARE PACK POG
2020-08-04 17:33
#43
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Netherlands PATOZR
AdreN, mou, Dosia back together soon
2020-08-04 17:34
showmatch gambit 2017 vs vp 2017
2020-08-04 20:17
#230
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Netherlands PATOZR
+1 would be fun
2020-08-04 22:25
expected
2020-08-04 17:34
wtf why didnt they kick sanji insted of him
2020-08-04 17:57
Qikert and Jame back to IGL and Buster returning? LET'S GO
2020-08-04 17:34
PepeHands
2020-08-04 17:34
when yekindar thinks he joined a major contender team and this happens LOL. I'll see you guys in top 50 mabye
2020-08-04 17:36
what are you talking about? this was obvious move. adren was really bad...
2020-08-04 17:38
Just like Whole VP.
2020-08-04 17:41
they can be much better without him if they will pick actually decent player
2020-08-04 17:41
No they cant. GET OVER With. They are dead team just like tetris
2020-08-04 17:43
lul
2020-08-04 17:44
How much did u lose on a VP game?
2020-08-04 18:41
I've never placed bet on VP, and Avangar since blast mascow. I just hate russian teams
2020-08-05 09:52
except others are not shite
2020-08-04 17:46
nah bro adren made vp core tier 1 for few months.
2020-08-04 18:04
#235
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Iran ILOIVE
Honestly , if Buster don't take a break , I'd argue that VP would've been in top 10 Buster taking a break just messed up the Avangar chemistry
2020-08-04 22:53
Man, they weren't even doing badly lately, rip major mvp
2020-08-04 17:37
For the last few years he’s just been stealing paychecks and nothing else at all. Finally he’s gone
2020-08-04 17:37
bot
2020-08-04 17:37
THEY SHOULD BRING BACK BUSTER
2020-08-04 17:38
#56
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Pakistan LoOuU2
This is unexpected considering he was IGLing for them as of lately, now I think it's gonna go back to Buster and Jame? Great move though! You cant have two dead weights like Sanji and him at the same time
2020-08-04 17:38
Makes sense he old probably gonna retire
2020-08-04 17:38
pasha is back !!!
2020-08-04 17:39
buster to active roster
2020-08-04 17:40
+ buster
2020-08-04 17:41
+ Nealan
2020-08-04 17:41
#69
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Brazil 3nzow
F
2020-08-04 17:41
expected
2020-08-04 17:42
He was good in 2017 which extended his career far longer that what should've been allowed. Should've retired for good in 2019 IMO
2020-08-04 17:42
He won some tournaments and reached and major final in 2019, great player respect
2020-08-04 18:01
It’s about time adren leaves this t12 team
2020-08-04 17:43
#75
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Indonesia rezrex
major winner btw
2020-08-04 17:43
#76
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Brazil SecondKS
YESS! +buster, VP is back!
2020-08-04 17:44
BYE OLD MAN
2020-08-04 17:46
adren to gambit youngsters bench?
2020-08-04 17:47
FINNALY , NOW +BUSTER ez top10
2020-08-04 17:47
I respect AdreN, but it was inevitable.
2020-08-04 17:47
Legend
2020-08-04 17:49
#87
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Slovakia harek
Wish you the best, AdreN. Hope to see you playing again...
2020-08-04 17:49
Finnaly
2020-08-04 17:50
Hope he goes to Winstrike. Best of luck in the future, legend!
2020-08-04 17:51
+1 winstrike best option for AdreN and for org
2020-08-04 18:00
bring back buster and we have decent top10 team adren, just retire. lost a lot of bets bcz of u retard. fk off.
2020-08-04 17:52
respect legend
2020-08-04 18:00
How much
2020-08-04 18:14
.l. for legend trash.
2020-08-04 18:29
#92
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Poland morosek
+snax? KEKW
2020-08-04 17:53
wtffffffff I mean he was playing bad but better than sanji anyway.......
2020-08-04 17:58
RIP
2020-08-04 17:59
rip respect legend
2020-08-04 18:00
#108
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Romania SkipLD
2020-08-04 18:00
#111
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Sweden shonk
1 kazakh left and he is of russian origin XD rip kazakhstan
2020-08-04 18:01
#273
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Kazakhstan toughQz
in English pls? what do you mean?🤔
2020-08-05 19:02
#275
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Sweden shonk
That there are no kazakhs left rip kazakh cs
2020-08-05 19:21
#276
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Kazakhstan toughQz
Are you talking about KZ players, if so then Buster and Qikert. If you mean kazakhs then what about the couch? ;)) and we have other teams? so, don't worry, you will see KZ tems on top of the board! :)) 😉
2020-08-05 19:48
Hobit joins 100%
2020-08-04 18:02
didn't hobbit just join GY?
2020-08-04 18:04
I don't see post. He shows no team
2020-08-04 18:04
#125
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Poland kvvach
he is 6th in GY
2020-08-04 18:06
#124
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Russia Jet1k
no buster will come back from break
2020-08-04 18:06
#AdrenComeBackToGambitPls
2020-08-04 18:03
100ping clutch King
2020-08-04 18:04
#121
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Turkey erturkgg
nice
2020-08-04 18:05
#126
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Russia Jet1k
i guess sanji will keep his spot now?
2020-08-04 18:07
#285
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Russia sasha1608
yeah, and it's very strange
2020-08-10 13:24
It was predictable
2020-08-04 18:08
What happens to their RMR points if Buster returns and if he does not return?
2020-08-04 18:09
Endy Daur ushin 654 upaidy alyp tastap ketti
2020-08-04 20:17
Good luck legend
2020-08-04 18:10
-sanji +buster +forester/fl1t BlessRNG
2020-08-04 18:11
#132
BobZ | 
India Ez4ez
Expected but why so late damn :3
2020-08-04 18:12
finally, he was such a weak link
2020-08-04 18:12
#134
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India somecunt
Hello?RMR points?
2020-08-04 18:13
+1 wtf???
2020-08-04 18:22
#136
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Poland midfor
XDDDD
2020-08-04 18:16
+ fl1t
2020-08-04 18:17
#141
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Kazakhstan Nurmesh
Should have left earlier, he would have left with respect on his name, now people hate him for playing bad.
2020-08-04 18:22
#274
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Kazakhstan toughQz
only stupid kids hate him ;)) tc, stay healthy!
2020-08-05 19:07
good news
2020-08-04 18:23
Imagine kicking AdreN instead of BOTJI
2020-08-04 18:24
+1
2020-08-04 20:52
SANJI IGL
2020-08-05 05:25
#144
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Russia ToughGuy
-rmr points?
2020-08-04 18:24
No, they already lost them when signed yekindar This won't happen second time tho
2020-08-04 20:52
Bout god damn time wouldn’t ya say
2020-08-04 18:28
Nice
2020-08-04 18:29
#150
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Germany DEBlL
nice, now kick last 6 noobs and get polish lineup
2020-08-04 18:30
#151
tarik | 
United States kza7
+Forester
2020-08-04 18:34
F
2020-08-04 18:38
sadly
2020-08-04 18:41
Astralis AdreN
2020-08-04 18:43
Now it’s Virtus Dno!
2020-08-04 18:43
+lolipop2k
2020-08-04 18:47
+1
2020-08-04 18:48
Finally they kick this low useless autist. Thx
2020-08-04 18:49
Bad choice they need : -SANJI but ok AdreN do not Retire we need YOU!
2020-08-04 18:54
#223
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Austria SplasJ
they need -jame
2020-08-04 22:07
-jame all the team will Crash
2020-08-04 22:11
+buster and top15 at least
2020-08-04 18:53
noice
2020-08-04 18:54
#167
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Finland WTP0
Sadly, but maybe it will help the team. GL Adren in future!
2020-08-04 19:05
#168
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Best scenario for Virtus.pro, let Jame call again, recently in Blast European Showdown when he took over from AdreN when he was having PC problems, the team won very much dominantly. I suppose Jame really is Jesus for VP now..
2020-08-04 19:08
#169
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Brazil hugoooo
JUST BRING BUSTER BACK FFS
2020-08-04 19:12
#170
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Turkey Froxlol
Finally
2020-08-04 19:13
REST WELL LEGEND
2020-08-04 19:20
Good Luck AdreN =)
2020-08-04 19:22
Finally for fuck sake Now VP will back
2020-08-04 19:32
Flag and flair doesnt check out GOATren wasnt the problem
2020-08-04 20:50
+1
2020-08-05 13:48
about time
2020-08-04 19:33
Nooo he carried VP now they not even gonna be top 100
2020-08-04 19:52
ABOUT TIME
2020-08-04 19:53
-sanji +dosia +hobbit
2020-08-04 19:55
#222
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Austria SplasJ
so bad
2020-08-04 22:07
Dosia is washed up mens
2020-08-05 17:57
Now he will move on to Valorant
2020-08-04 19:58
-AdreN +Snax VP top 5 ez
2020-08-04 20:03
hahah finally i wrote 100 times adren must get the f out.. finally well move
2020-08-04 20:07
+sh1ro? That’s why the signed hobbit but doesnt use him yet?
2020-08-04 20:11
why do they need 2 main awpers in a team more like +ax1le then following your logic
2020-08-04 20:29
#210
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Brazil KingDavi
Maybe Ax1le should be nice
2020-08-04 21:09
Thank god
2020-08-04 20:33
#194
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Poland SebL
Good, he was weak fragger even as for an IGL. They should also remove SANJI, he is not to bad but he seems not enough for VP. As for replacements I would take Krad, he looks really good for me, and neaLaN, he is really good fragging for an IGL, and he can play all the shit spots. For me this VP lineup : Krad neaLaN qikert Jame YEKINDAR Looks great.
2020-08-04 20:41
Should have been done ages ago.
2020-08-04 20:46
#197
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Russia Bogzz1k
Press F
2020-08-04 20:46
Finally.
2020-08-04 20:59
#209
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Brazil KingDavi
Used to be a Legend on Gambit but on VP Rip
2020-08-04 21:08
#212
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
lol was about a time
2020-08-04 21:12
#214
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Poland Yomenik
ez top 10
2020-08-04 21:13
It doesnt say 'he retired' so its possible for him to still get into a team somehow lol Anyways, big respect for the legendary player no matter what. He didnt seem like a good fit for VP so I hope they will now be the best they ever have. (inb4 AdreN goes to winstrike and boosts them into a major slot lmao)
2020-08-04 22:13
finally good news! no hate towards AdreN, he was a good player in 2017-18, but he was awful for the last 2 years. Time for him to coach
2020-08-04 22:15
its about time
2020-08-04 22:14
finally
2020-08-04 22:36
I wish best of luck to AdreN!
2020-08-04 23:13
Bad move
2020-08-04 23:49
+Dosia. he real god,check him streams
2020-08-04 23:53
He is washed up
2020-08-05 17:59
#239
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Brazil Ojamee
Finally
2020-08-05 00:04
Bring Buster back
2020-08-05 01:23
FINALLY
2020-08-05 03:00
#244
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Indonesia Journeast
Rejoin Gambit Youngster untill they're getting older.
2020-08-05 05:01
Good! Now: mouz -karrigan fnatic -Golden
2020-08-05 05:20
Golden is so Bad dont know why they keep him
2020-08-05 18:00
why? i liked him
2020-08-05 05:54
Idk why vp sign this roster it was dead already
2020-08-05 06:06
Sad :(
2020-08-05 06:51
Rip
2020-08-05 07:47
Adren good player but he is getting old sadly. He has won a lot when they are not expected to win, not just in gambit but also faze and avangar. He is actually quite rich already.
2020-08-05 07:49
#253
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India S2H
VP is dead. This lineup is garbage atleast Poland have won something.
2020-08-05 07:50
GIVE IT UP ADREN
2020-08-05 08:46
I show great respect to AdreN cause he's Kazakhstan edition f0rest, NEO... you name it. Maybe he can never go back to his peak again, but he's the milestone for Kazakhstan CS.
2020-08-05 15:15
FL1t
2020-08-05 15:20
Kazach VP, still painful...
2020-08-05 18:30
F
2020-08-05 20:28
#278
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Serbia DjapeZ
VP ez top15 now whoever they bring in
2020-08-05 21:58
Sucks, really enjoyed him as a player and personality, but with the way VP wants results, it is needed
2020-08-06 00:50
Finally wow so happy....probably 90% of users are happy to see this trash kicked out
2020-08-06 07:39
lol why
2020-08-08 15:25
Best solution disband.
2020-08-08 15:28
VP died since Pasha left the team
2020-08-09 16:05
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