Envy release moose and ryann, add kuben as head coach; LEGIJA transitions to player

Kaleb "⁠moose⁠" Jayne and Ryan "⁠ryann⁠" Welsh are no longer contracted to Envy, while Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski will replace Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić as head coach, with the German transitioning into a player role.

Initial reports of Envy's roster overhaul surfaced at the end of July in a report published by DBLTAP, in which ryann and one of Buğra "⁠Calyx⁠" Arkın and Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller were on the chopping block. The Pole's agency, Fantasyexpo, later denied that the changes included MICHU, with Calyx also turning out to be safe after all, as the team opted to remove moose.

kuben has found a new home after leaving Virtus.pro earlier this year following a five-year tenure with the CIS-based organization, taking up the coaching role from LEGIJA. Meanwhile, the former BIG member has made the transition back to a player to fill a position in the starting roster.

kuben will reunite with MICHU on Envy

The three-man core of Noah "⁠Nifty⁠" Francis, Calyx and MICHU means Envy’s hopes of qualification for the ESL One: Rio are hanging in the balance as the team will have to overcome a large points deficit at the final RMR event at IEM New York: Online to secure a spot at the $2 million Major.

With LEGIJA picking up the mouse once more, Envy are looking to sign a fifth player on a loan or a short-term contract to see out the year as the North American organisation will be "planning new investment for 2021, and will finalise the lineup in January next year".

With these changes, Envy are:

United States Noah "⁠Nifty⁠" Francis
Poland Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller
Turkey Buğra "⁠Calyx⁠" Arkın
Germany Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić

Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (coach)

Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
666
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1561
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
LET'S GOOO
2020-08-06 21:20
#29
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United States Frotha
WTF
2020-08-06 21:25
#30
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Finland Cucumber))
i agree
2020-08-06 21:25
WHAT
2020-08-06 21:30
#57
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Finland Cucumber))
your name is funny because moose actually started playing valorant
2020-08-06 21:35
I heard a rumor that Moose is going to replace Grim.
2020-08-07 00:07
#161
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
Would be a great move for Triumph
2020-08-07 01:06
Gross moose sucks I feel bad for triumph without grim and curry
2020-08-07 05:11
fuck you
2020-08-06 22:16
yes i like to fuck myself everyday
2020-08-06 22:16
wtf
2020-08-06 22:17
wtf
2020-08-06 22:28
#118
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Turkey LantarEZ
wtf
2020-08-06 22:47
wtf
2020-08-06 22:56
wtf
2020-08-06 23:19
#194
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Australia kaos0002
wtf
2020-08-07 09:40
#217
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Turkey zxgifted
wtf
2020-08-07 17:00
Expected from a cucumber
2020-08-06 23:04
sexactly
2020-08-06 23:51
I'd like to give you props for all your comments below this news. They are genuinely entertaining.
2020-08-07 06:47
ty comments like this make my day
2020-08-07 07:31
#2
NAF | 
Canada Dash_
WHAT
2020-08-06 21:20
whatafka
2020-08-06 21:21
WTF
2020-08-06 21:21
why are poles rushing every single team
2020-08-06 21:21
tf are they doing
2020-08-06 21:21
wtf what a horrible roster move
2020-08-06 21:21
#19
MICHU | 
Poland rdka
ofc bad move -legija + two EU players
2020-08-06 21:23
Just two good players would be fine. Xeppa and Leaf would be a huge upgrade for example.
2020-08-06 22:28
#130
MICHU | 
Poland rdka
I agree with you , they have potential to be a top team
2020-08-06 23:05
Even better. Forget this major because they aren't making it anyway. -Nifty +Nitro +Xeppa +Leaf with Calyx and Michu. Maybe just maybe the Envy name is respected again. Maybe.
2020-08-07 00:21
#173
MICHU | 
Poland rdka
nifty is not bad and envy could win like michu and calyx only played well so I think that they can afford more if they choose two good players
2020-08-07 03:11
#184
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Philippines batstew
nifty known for being toxic, basically the team manager at this point
2020-08-07 06:58
nifty basicly ruined this team by just kicking everyone he didn't want to play with
2020-08-07 14:54
#7
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United States m0rtyy
damn and just a bit ago people were thinking the eus might be outed
2020-08-06 21:21
why
2020-08-06 21:21
#9
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Turkey Rudyxd
Omg
2020-08-06 21:21
Envy is braindead org lol
2020-08-06 21:21
KKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-08-06 21:22
EZ
2020-08-06 21:22
#14
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Pakistan LoOuU2
everyone comes and goes from the Envy lineup but Nifty aka the paycheck stealer stays
2020-08-06 21:22
But Legija is shit
2020-08-06 21:22
lmao legija
2020-08-06 21:22
LEGIJA PLAYER HAHAHA
2020-08-06 21:22
so stupid
2020-08-06 21:22
#20
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Poland Hanse
-NIFTY, I BEG YOU
2020-08-06 21:23
#21
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Georgia Megobari
LEGIJA, HAHAHAHAA
2020-08-06 21:23
hes only staying until january
2020-08-06 21:39
#22
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Poland Yomenik
ez
2020-08-06 21:23
HAHAHAHAHHHAA legja active player HAHAHHAHAHHAHA RIP TEAM RIP POOR MICHU
2020-08-06 21:23
#24
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Sweden Berqvi
LEGIJA as a player will work just as well if not worse as emi has for contact.
2020-08-06 21:23
#208
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Poland mlodzier
Does he? Emi sucks and was sucking hard
2020-08-07 13:54
-ryann, nice +LEGIJA as player is doubtful...
2020-08-06 21:24
#38
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Mongolia Sythapilla
emi > LEGIJA
2020-08-06 21:27
hes 100% staying only until january
2020-08-06 21:40
Farewell tour for Legija. No space left for him in Envy when they finish their roster and Kuben took over his coaching role. Sad Legija :(
2020-08-07 06:50
They might keep him on as an analyst or something
2020-08-07 11:27
#26
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Poland ronilus
RIP Envy
2020-08-06 21:24
#27
Kaze | 
Sweden MaNiHa
? Moose good tho
2020-08-06 21:24
God legija Kick nifty pls Bad Player and braindead
2020-08-06 21:25
add leaf and xeppa
2020-08-06 21:25
They are much better than anyone on envy
2020-08-06 21:30
Envy back to EU?
2020-08-06 21:26
#34
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Brazil twisK
Legija, WTF?
2020-08-06 21:26
#35
ZywOo | 
Russia 4nby
who do you think is 5th one?
2020-08-06 21:26
Probably another tier 5 player with LEGIJA
2020-08-06 21:28
#43
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Germany DEBlL
nitr0
2020-08-06 21:29
#88
ZywOo | 
Russia 4nby
but isnt nitr0 a sniper? 2 main sniped in 1 team isnt good unless im wrong
2020-08-06 21:56
#105
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Germany DEBlL
wasn't stewie sniping too?
2020-08-06 22:15
#122
ZywOo | 
Russia 4nby
yes, but nitr0 was awping before stew even joined liquid, so i guess his main role still sniper
2020-08-06 22:51
nitr0 was never a main awper he just took the role when liquid kicked jdm and they were left without an awp player
2020-08-07 14:56
No sense envy iq is lower than 0
2020-08-06 21:26
HAHAHAHAHAHA LEGIJA?! You got to be kidding me?
2020-08-06 21:27
WTFFF i love legija but this move makes no sense.
2020-08-06 21:27
-legija +nukkye +AdreN for support
2020-08-06 21:28
Adren xDDDD
2020-08-07 11:39
What???
2020-08-06 21:29
LEGIJA top 1
2020-08-06 21:30
#47
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Romania RunnerB0Y
Legija hahahhaha
2020-08-06 21:30
#49
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United States SWiFTzZzZz
Alright what the hell is envy doing
2020-08-06 21:31
legija as player XDD probably still better than ryan lul
2020-08-06 21:31
Ur better then ryann
2020-08-06 22:49
Nifty snake
2020-08-06 21:32
#52
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France Carrotaboy
?? Thatslike one of the worst move possible
2020-08-06 21:32
what the fuck is this team
2020-08-06 21:32
#54
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Russia Sur10n
kick_Nifty_ffs
2020-08-06 21:32
#55
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Ireland IX!
I don't mind LEGIJA in a player role but kicking moose is such a bad move rofl
2020-08-06 21:33
Ahahahahahahahahahahah Bad joke
2020-08-06 21:34
wtf is this team doing?
2020-08-06 21:36
Loooool just kick nifty mens
2020-08-06 21:37
HAHAHAHAHA
2020-08-06 21:37
#61
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Europe Juuzou_
Hahaha wtf is this
2020-08-06 21:38
#62
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United States Festive_
WTF ARE THEY DOING at least they didnt cut michu or calyx but LEGIJA AS A PLAYER!?
2020-08-06 21:38
How does Envy is still alive with these changes?
2020-08-06 21:39
they should think about mhl and grux
2020-08-06 21:39
wtffff lmao
2020-08-06 21:40
#68
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Poland ethereal0
legija player?
2020-08-06 21:41
legija as a player again? zzzzzz i sleep
2020-08-06 21:41
+ocean
2020-08-06 21:41
poland strikes again
2020-08-06 21:42
LUL
2020-08-06 21:42
#74
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Russia Slavaa
+edward
2020-08-06 21:44
#75
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
Well maybe legija will be better than bot ryan
2020-08-06 21:44
#76
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New Zealand Iuca5
why moose? he was playing super well makes no sense
2020-08-06 21:45
#226
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Poland Recruitn1
maybe star player
2020-08-07 22:01
LEGIJA BACK TO PLAYER KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-08-06 21:46
ok now -LEGIJA +nitro +Kjaerbye
2020-08-06 21:45
Right move but +legija ????
2020-08-06 21:46
#80
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United States B0b3rT
Why???
2020-08-06 21:47
#81
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
Will they play qualifier for iem new york in eu or in na?
2020-08-06 21:47
legija as a player... wow this org just has money to throw
2020-08-06 21:49
jerman cs top 1, understandable
2020-08-06 21:50
Soooo nów its European team right?
2020-08-06 21:51
nice
2020-08-06 21:52
nitr0?
2020-08-06 21:53
Envy it has to be one of the worst org in CS
2020-08-06 21:55
+nitr0 !
2020-08-06 21:59
nV again in europe Pog
2020-08-06 21:59
Yikes
2020-08-06 22:01
#93
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United States inflict
what is envy management on lmao
2020-08-06 22:01
it's a great move tbh, he has great xp and knowledge of the game
2020-08-06 22:02
Nice gl to old kuben
2020-08-06 22:02
#95
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Macau Be_Happier
-Legija +Nitr0 +Paz
2020-08-06 22:03
could be a great move for nv -paz tho
2020-08-06 22:03
So who 5th I have no idea who else can join
2020-08-06 22:35
#210
VINI | 
Brazil 1930
+nitr0 +jks top 10
2020-08-07 14:20
Dont ruin 100T
2020-08-07 14:21
#212
VINI | 
Brazil 1930
+nitr0 +leaf
2020-08-07 14:23
better
2020-08-07 14:44
They literally... found a way to get worse... this org is a joke lmao
2020-08-06 22:04
+100
2020-08-07 03:19
GOD Legija back on the server and ready to destroy some brazilian teams in NA
2020-08-06 22:10
- Legija + Lekr0 + Rallen
2020-08-06 22:10
legija is constantly lastpick in fplc lul
2020-08-06 22:10
why moose?
2020-08-06 22:12
#103
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Indonesia Deluxio
Envy disband part 2 soon
2020-08-06 22:12
gl mourinho
2020-08-06 22:14
that's pretty interesting ngl
2020-08-06 22:17
Def unexpected and might not be as stupid as it seems
2020-08-06 22:43
Legija does his role pretty well imo and maybe it will help some of the players like michu/calyx play a little more loose and better positions.
2020-08-06 22:24
Why don't they sign Xeppa and Leaf. Cheap. Up and coming. They have two roster spots. Makes no sense to waste them on a 29 year old with a .91 rating over his career. Literally a fuck awful move. Would probably rather have Ryannnnnnnnnnnnnn.
2020-08-06 22:30
da fak? unexpected
2020-08-06 22:42
0/8 move, make no sense
2020-08-06 22:48
#121
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Bosnia and Herzegovina ajdinjr11
lmao retarded move
2020-08-06 22:51
-ryann is good, but legija over moose ? Haha :b
2020-08-06 22:54
Imagine Kuben coaching in 2020 lol
2020-08-06 23:01
Not that bad actually, still hard to see much longetivity in this lineup
2020-08-06 23:03
How dfak they will play? 200 ping from USA
2020-08-06 23:04
#131
LETN1 | 
Poland Szcz
I am so happy for kuben <3
2020-08-06 23:07
wtf are these recent roster moves
2020-08-06 23:11
no fucking way jegija is a literally bot
2020-08-06 23:13
#134
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Canada Jonesyk
Thats gonna be a yikes from me dawg.
2020-08-06 23:15
#136
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Italy Er1cz
HAHAHAHA LEGIJA PLAYER AGAIN LMAO
2020-08-06 23:19
LEGIJA?
2020-08-06 23:21
LEGIJA LMAO CHECKSTEALING
2020-08-06 23:24
#140
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Europe H1P_STER
Legija kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-08-06 23:30
#141
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Hungary subzera
chaotic neutral
2020-08-06 23:37
-Moose +Legija lmao
2020-08-06 23:41
+Kjaerbye or +Lekr0???
2020-08-06 23:51
#145
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United States ChaosMMA
moose lmao
2020-08-06 23:51
#146
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Poland SebL
Great decision to part ways with moose, he is totally trash, same goes to ryann if we talk about his fragging. LEGIJA wasn't a bad coach, but I think kuben is really good in that role and much better than LEGIJA honestly. As for LEGIJA being a player I hate this decision, this guy is totally trash. For me they should bring back LEGIJA maybe to analyst work, but remove him from the active lineup, and they should remove Nifty, he maybe isn't a bad leader but he is a bad fragger and that's the point. So for me they should make an EU roster, and they should add, HECTOz, because he is a great AWPer, sAw, because he is maybe not a good fragger but he is a good leader, and bodyy, because he is a great player. For me this is the best option for Envy.
2020-08-07 00:01
HECTOz has contract with x6tence, idk about Guardian. Maybe Stomp, if he decides to leave Honoris. Also another free awpers: smooya, oskar, Maikelele. Legija is really weak :/ as player, wish him best of luck. Also nice pick bodyy, idk about his english, but can be really good.
2020-08-07 06:05
#198
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Poland SebL
How could I say HECTOz insted of smooya, I completely forgot that he is a free agent. Take smooya over HECTOz. bodyy is a great player, I don't know how is his english but even if it's bad he can always learn it.
2020-08-07 10:34
HAHAHAHA legija lets goo
2020-08-07 00:18
#149
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Germany BIG2020
i smell some smooya in this 2021
2020-08-07 00:20
#150
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Indonesia lukerey
Since everything is just online for now, I love to see nitr0 in this team.
2020-08-07 00:21
Legija lmao
2020-08-07 00:21
#153
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Finland 0lter
legija hahahahah
2020-08-07 00:34
surely legija can't be worse than the best NA entry, ryann
2020-08-07 00:39
#155
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Germany Nachofish
??just what?????
2020-08-07 00:44
??? why bench moose? all they needed to do was boot Ryann
2020-08-07 00:49
LEGIJA transitions to player HAHAHA
2020-08-07 00:54
Lmaoooooo
2020-08-07 00:55
Nifty AWP?? Michu Entry?? Calyx Lurker? LEGIJA IGL? and who???
2020-08-07 00:56
#160
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CIS wmzgod
XAXAXAXAXXA LEGIJA
2020-08-07 01:01
moose was actually good wtf
2020-08-07 01:07
legija is fucking trash. how could any org possibly think that making him a player again is a positive move? and envy is dead
2020-08-07 01:13
+1
2020-08-07 01:15
#165
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Latvia Natsuu1
Lerk0 Kjaerbye MICHU Calyx nitr0 kassad coach EZ TOP 15
2020-08-07 01:17
Without AWP player? - nitr0 + smooya This is better lineup
2020-08-07 01:56
#166
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Brazil hugoooo
Nice move!
2020-08-07 01:19
nifty two faced toledo strikes again,and +legija kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk envy management kek youtube.com/watch?v=q9RAZxNdCk8
2020-08-07 01:36
Legija to player HAHAHAH SAVE NIFTY AND CALYX !
2020-08-07 01:41
+dosia :)
2020-08-07 02:03
??? no more NA quals, this team isn't competitive to any EU team. such a strange move
2020-08-07 02:07
legija needs to retire, not come back as a player (unless hes just a stand-in until they sign the other 2 permanent players)
2020-08-07 02:21
okay so imagine envy's director of cs going this way and not dropping moose? -nifty -ryann get a good igl like Nitr0 to igl support (maybe expensive prob not)or ALEX or Lekr0 +Pwnalone to awp or junior (they would be cheap af btw)
2020-08-07 03:24
ryann: Understandable moose: Why? Also imagine add LEGIJA as player
2020-08-07 03:43
Wow, I could see ryann getting removed, but moose? Unless he stopped trying in their matches or switched to Valorant, I see no reason to remove their arguably best fragger.
2020-08-07 04:13
lol drop moose for legija, genius!
2020-08-07 04:27
#181
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Sweden marxist
-LEGIJA -Nifty +Nitro (igl) +Smooya =top 2 2021
2020-08-07 06:44
At this point someone has to step in and just take the mouse and keyboard away from legija
2020-08-07 07:18
+1
2020-08-07 07:53
Legija in 2020 OMEGALUL I mean the hell are they smoking in envy? U can get much better players for free EASILY at this point
2020-08-07 08:29
looool, let's go nikola :DD
2020-08-07 08:50
#191
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Portugal dracø
wtf are they doing?
2020-08-07 09:13
ok but still bad team
2020-08-07 09:25
#193
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India S2H
Lekro and Nitro and this team will shine
2020-08-07 09:39
#195
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CIS Arztyy
Wtf, Legija is too old for being a player
2020-08-07 09:42
what ¿????????????????
2020-08-07 10:08
lul
2020-08-07 10:33
nice. now my username makes sense again. :D
2020-08-07 10:36
+lambert pls
2020-08-07 10:42
Reply needs to have actual content
2020-08-07 12:37
reply has massive BMI
2020-08-07 19:45
Guess the team had plans but probably no will to invest into buying players when NA scene is as dead as it is. Keeping moose would've been an improvement over LEGIJA though lol. No idea what they are doing... Putting together a bunch of EU rosters wont exactly help keeping NA scene alive.
2020-08-07 10:45
#220
steel | 
Greece 1926
they're not even considered NA at this point with 3 EU players
2020-08-07 17:47
they compete in NA
2020-08-07 17:47
#227
steel | 
Greece 1926
they won't anymore
2020-08-08 11:02
If they go EU they won't even be relevant lol. Decent T3 team by EU standards.
2020-08-08 11:03
#230
steel | 
Greece 1926
it's not them who get to choose,3 EU and 2 NA force you to go to EU
2020-08-08 20:35
I'd remove LEGIJA then. Hes not even good enough for NA CS, let alone EU
2020-08-08 20:36
- Legija + Phr + Lekr0 I guess that can succes
2020-08-07 11:29
To everyone that didn't read the article Envy will use Legija and another stand-in until 2021 starts because they will recive a huge investment They'll only remove Legija and the stand in next year
2020-08-07 12:36
#207
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Why remove moose? KEKW what are they doing
2020-08-07 13:01
+1 <3 ! Kuben the best
2020-08-07 14:06
#214
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United Kingdom Peath
Nifty trying to murder the org singlehandedly again?
2020-08-07 14:51
#218
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
l m a o snake nifty
2020-08-07 17:20
#219
steel | 
Greece 1926
good luck playing in EU with this tier 50 roster lul
2020-08-07 17:46
#222
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Russia Jet1k
downgrade
2020-08-07 18:57
i remember legija had pretty good aim with the awp CT side, and his knowledge of nades is really good according to his past teammates. If they get him to igl and keep an awp in his hands ct side, this roster could be okay? Though I think they are better off signing nitro or lekro or something cuz his rifling isn't great and he's been coaching for a while so it's unlikely that he's been dming as much as other active players for the past year.
2020-08-07 20:38
LETS GO NIFTY!
2020-08-07 20:44
lol LEGIJA has serious delusions if he thinks he's good enough to be a player.
2020-08-08 18:11
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