Envy confirm Thomas signing

The British player has been recruited by the Dallas-based organisation to round out the roster ahead of Flashpoint 2.

Envy have completed the signing of Thomas "⁠Thomas⁠" Utting from Endpoint, the North American organisation announced on Thursday. The 22-year-old's arrival completes the overhaul of Envy's squad, which has been inactive since the qualifier for cs_summit 6 North America, almost three months ago.

Thomas is best known for his brief tenure in 2019 with NoChance, the core of which currently represents GODSENT. He attended the Europe Minor with that team, before moving on to Phoenix and eventually Endpoint in January this year.

Thomas is the final piece of Envy's puzzle

The British player will fill the last vacant spot on the roster following the departures of Kaleb "⁠moose⁠" Jayne and Ryan "⁠ryann⁠" Welsh last month. Team coach Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić transitioned to an active player role, with former Virtus.pro coach Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski taking over from the German.

It is currently unclear when the new Envy roster will be making its first official appearance. The team will be competing in the second edition of Flashpoint — which doesn't have a starting date set yet — hoping to improve on the 11th-place finish from season 1.

With Thomas' addition, Envy now have:

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

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
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
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
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
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
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
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
British CS lol
2020-09-10 19:07
c9 ?
2020-09-10 19:07
#20
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
stealing him before c9 could
2020-09-10 19:08
i dont know who in the right mind would want to play with 30yo LEGIJA
2020-09-10 19:08
#34
maleK | 
France DeVSS
clown envy gahha
2020-09-10 19:09
#41
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Egypt Zykleee
Legija is a stand in they are looking for replacement
2020-09-10 19:10
#73
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Finland Jack1CS
nope
2020-09-10 19:15
#93
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Egypt Zykleee
Michu says yep
2020-09-10 19:25
yes
2020-09-10 19:39
then why did they bring kuben?
2020-09-10 19:24
#92
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Egypt Zykleee
kuben>legija
2020-09-10 19:24
they aren't though
2020-09-10 21:38
o they buy him permamently
2020-09-11 13:47
#64
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North America 007DBR9
you need one guy with experience
2020-09-10 19:14
#75
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Sweden quacke
Rather who would like to play with Nifty as IGL. He's FalleN but American.
2020-09-10 19:16
He botta delete the whole roster in 6 months
2020-09-10 21:22
#158
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Sweden quacke
Yeah, they said they wanted to have a temporary roster and would be ready to have a new one in 2021. Thomas is probably a mainstay on the roster given his ability. LEGIJA is obviously not gonna keep playing. And there have previously been talks about Calyx and/or MICHU leaving. Hell it's even possible they finally bite the bullet and remove Nifty, or remove him from the IGL role. We could be looking at up to 4 newly signed players. Tasty.
2020-09-10 23:51
+1 any roster that's under Nifty is doomed at this point
2020-09-10 23:53
i dont know who in the right mind would want to play with 30yo FALLEN
2020-09-10 19:45
lmao as much as his washed up, his still a legend in the game, imagine comparing washed up Fallen to eternal thrash Legija
2020-09-10 23:12
Legija > Fallen
2020-09-10 23:12
Stop_baiting
2020-09-10 23:13
im not even baiting.
2020-09-10 23:21
+1111
2020-09-11 14:51
fallen 2x majors ,legija???
2020-09-11 13:48
no one cares about majors when u ruin your legacy by stupid moves and acting like idiot. Legija>Fallen
2020-09-11 13:59
no
2020-09-11 14:14
everyone loved fallen but now everyone hates him. he made bad decisions and ruined his legacy.
2020-09-11 14:20
no
2020-09-11 17:26
actually yes
2020-09-11 21:12
Lol complete bait. Like him or loathe him fallen was complete class during his tenure. All players have ups and downs but not many will reach the heights of fallen. Personally, don't think he was mega but he dumps on legija every day of the week.
2020-09-16 14:45
not bait, he tarnished his legacy just like old virtus.pro with snax etc. They were legends once but now they would get relegated from MDL because they play like utter trash. On top of that comes the ego, unlikable personality and all the controversies like the Chaos and Furia stuff. Not many people like FalleN anymore and for a damn good reason. It doesn't matter how good he USED to be, he's not anymore and he has a shit personality to boot AKA he ruined his legacy. I mean they lose to shit like fucking Galaxy Racers and Wisla Krakow, MDL teams.
2020-09-16 19:45
I think your definition of legend needs work. Once you are a legend you generally cant tarnish/lose it. Now there is probably an argument that they are not legends, my opinions they probably are, especially Snax. Wow i loved to watch him play! Playing bad at the tail end of your career does not erase everything you have done before. Its like saying a footballer that has his peak at 25 is not a legend because they carried on until they were 33. They are still legends for what they achieved. I understand your point about attitude, but if bad attitude was a barometer, generally people that win struggle when they lose, just part of the game. I'm guessing your young (sorry if not) with your rose tinted view of the world, patience grasshopper, all will reveal itself.
2020-09-21 17:19
First of I'm not young and I'm most likely older than you, I don't have a rose-tinted view either I have a realistic view and if you perform like utter dogshit for an insane amount of time were even MDL teams blow you out of the server then guess what you're not a legend in my book. And secondly yes you can most definitely lose your legend status and tarnish it especially in the context of CS:GO. If you play so terribly in the later years of your CS carreer that you either ruin young players potential and or talent or you play so shitty that you get relegated from MDL and then get kicked from team after team I'd say yeah, you lost your legend status and deservedly so. It's all subjective anyway and you can argue for both ways ov viewing things but I think most people argree with the take that yeah you can completely fuck your legacy up and make sure people don't remember you fondly anymore if you don't quit qhile you're ahead. Look at markeloff as well, he was a complete beast in 1..6 but for the majority of CS:GO he will be remembered as a complete joke and a meme. He's not remembered as a godlike player that was one of the best in the scene especially when you take in consideration that the CS scene has had an explosive growth in the last few years and that most people haven't even seen these older "legends" dominate in the game like old NiP or VP and yes LG/SK also fits into this when you remember that the CS scene has grown a massive uckton in the last two years alone when MiBR were an utter joke already. I still consider players like Olofmeister, Fifflaren, sgares and pronax legends for what they achieved and quiting while they still had that legacy without fucking it up. Olof might still come back though so unless he also sompletely dumpsters his carreer in some tier 5 MDL team he's still safe in my book.
2020-09-21 23:29
I love your passion :) I think we will have to agree to disagree on this matter. Lets try and figure the age out without saying it, I started in beta 6.0, how about you?
2020-09-22 13:58
I started playing CS when it already was at V1.3 mosly played other games before that and the only FPS I played before CS was GoldenEye 007. My first game ever was Donkey Kong Country on the GameBoy Color.
2020-09-22 14:59
ahh ok. I played a lot of golden eye, but my first was alex the kidd built into the master system. Good times! :)
2020-09-23 14:04
#89
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Russia Vigilance
+1 his career is ruined with envy
2020-09-10 19:24
5
2020-09-10 19:06
#3
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Finland Teukkasd
gz
2020-09-10 19:06
expected
2020-09-10 19:06
c9?
2020-09-10 19:06
#17
2020-09-10 19:07
deleted lmao
2020-09-10 19:14
Yes
2020-09-10 19:22
why no cloud9 thomas :,(
2020-09-10 19:06
#72
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North America 007DBR9
thomas was planning to join envy for a while tbh
2020-09-10 19:15
#7
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Croatia lucubista
NICE!
2020-09-10 19:06
RIP C9
2020-09-10 19:06
gz
2020-09-10 19:07
#10
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
Good bye Thomas :( <3
2020-09-10 19:07
lol
2020-09-10 19:07
#12
maga | 
North America Shehp
Congrats on Thomas but I would've prefered to see him on C9
2020-09-10 19:07
#17
2020-09-10 19:08
#13
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Poland Astoner55
Rip C9, C9 smooya then
2020-09-10 19:07
mezii to C9?
2020-09-10 19:07
UKCS gone
2020-09-10 19:07
#18
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Europe Nuskel
Playing with legija and nifty, I wouldn't expect much if I were them.
2020-09-10 19:07
nifty is not that bad if he is given competent teammates, but legija is just as laughable as when valens used to stand in as a player
2020-09-10 19:14
#85
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Europe Nuskel
It's not that nifty is a bad player per se; he's most of the time responsible for all the roster changes, some of them questionable.
2020-09-10 19:22
#200
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Poland Recruitn1
True but nifty i think first time in life made decent roster if legija Goes out
2020-09-15 15:00
#113
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North America Swboy1010
I actually forgot Envy had a team lol. They haven’t played a single game since before the lockdown.
2020-09-10 19:40
rip c9
2020-09-10 19:08
#23
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Sweden WaSee
they misspelled cloud 9
2020-09-10 19:08
That's sad. Should've joined C9.
2020-09-10 19:08
RIP Crucial/Endpoint
2020-09-10 19:08
rip
2020-09-10 19:11
#123
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United States NA_KEKW
Endpoint gonna sign FlameZ, Palestine talent poggers
2020-09-10 20:00
#168
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Canada dennek
flamez is shit
2020-09-11 04:16
Nice
2020-09-10 19:08
rip endpoint
2020-09-10 19:08
Rip
2020-09-10 19:10
As long as you have LEGIJA on the team still wont win shit
2020-09-10 19:08
not even top5 NA
2020-09-10 19:09
expectancy: C9 reality: envy LMAO
2020-09-10 19:09
gingers have no soul
2020-09-10 19:09
legija still in, lol Kinda feel bad for endpoint as they were one change (mightymax) from solid team.
2020-09-10 19:10
#97
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Austria SplasJ
Endpoint > Envy tbh
2020-09-10 19:26
At this point it is still most likely true. When they get rid of nifty (if they play in EU there is literally no way they keep him, hes meh even for T2 NA) and LEGIJA, they might be quite ok in 2021.
2020-09-10 19:35
kick nifty
2020-09-10 19:11
#47
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Brazil hugoooo
Ineresting
2020-09-10 19:11
#48
NEO | 
Poland Amirek
So are they playing in EU now or in NA? (didnt read the article)
2020-09-10 19:11
#63
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Poland Jancz1
eu
2020-09-10 19:14
Solid player... Nice to see him get a chance...
2020-09-10 19:12
#51
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Denmark Alphamon
Man I miss Space Soldiers with XANTARES, Calyx and paz
2020-09-10 19:12
nifty leaving when?
2020-09-10 19:12
adding legija and thomas to the roster instead of trying to make some tier1 team...
2020-09-10 19:13
#55
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North America 007DBR9
UK zywoo and an absolute unit
2020-09-10 19:13
This team isn't going ANYWHERE until legija is finally sent to the retirement house. He should have retired after being removed by BIG, but no, there he is. Still active and still in a team
2020-09-10 19:13
#106
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Poland Recruitn1
only till January, they get replace then still better than ryan imo he can awp and nifty go rifle ez kills xd
2020-09-10 19:35
#57
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Germany I_car
Alex baiter
2020-09-10 19:13
#58
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Brazil davvasti
No way LEGIJA will be a player
2020-09-10 19:13
RIP UK C9 then lol
2020-09-10 19:14
what if C9 buys back gen.g core? ALEX, woxic, autimatic, bntet, koosta seems amazing
2020-09-10 19:15
That team wouldn't be good at all, the Gen.G core is overrated trash
2020-09-11 00:29
-Legija +juanflatroo
2020-09-10 19:14
#62
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Brazil YUB8
not bad
2020-09-10 19:14
envy feeling the heat
2020-09-10 19:14
ginger zywoo
2020-09-10 19:15
Expected
2020-09-10 19:15
Now -legija + a real igl and not a washed 30 year coach
2020-09-10 19:15
its full team?
2020-09-10 19:16
This team is an absolute disaster. Jesus. This is not even about Thomas, just the composition of players is completely wrong. They will languish just like they were before the changes.
2020-09-10 19:16
Remove LEGIJA ffs
2020-09-10 19:17
hahahahaha not C9 Thomas
2020-09-10 19:18
Ez for Legija
2020-09-10 19:18
rip career
2020-09-10 19:19
Legija as player kekw
2020-09-10 19:19
now -nifty is all they need to do
2020-09-10 19:21
#83
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok nah
2020-09-10 19:21
-Nifty -Legija + Smooya (AWP) + Some igl (ALEX would have been good but c9 got him)
2020-09-10 19:21
#87
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Latvia Natsuu1
-LEGIJA -Nifty +JT +floppy
2020-09-10 19:22
#88
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Slovakia xaboff
are they gonna be playing in eu or na?
2020-09-10 19:22
#95
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Portugal eilzinho
They would be trash in both regions, so who even cares?
2020-09-10 19:25
#91
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
i already forgot that envy exists
2020-09-10 19:24
Most exciting move recently
2020-09-10 19:25
Thomas Turbando
2020-09-10 19:26
Even with the pathethic current level of the NA scene, amercian players till can't make it and are replaced with europeans, brazilians, australians, south africans, etc. Tells you a lot
2020-09-10 19:28
-nifty - legija + floppy + good igl
2020-09-10 19:28
Why not C9?
2020-09-10 19:29
gonna be benched next month by lord nifty
2020-09-10 19:32
please sign me im young talented guy and i dont even need that much money
2020-09-10 19:33
Poor Calyx and Michu, what is this lineup
2020-09-10 19:33
#117
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Australia Australis
If someone showed me this lineup in 2k17... it's look like a team from one of this randomizer sites
2020-09-10 19:44
#105
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Poland Recruitn1
POG
2020-09-10 19:33
FINALLY!
2020-09-10 19:35
KICK LEGIJA ASAP
2020-09-10 19:38
#112
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Poland Recruitn1
Legija until january as replacement comes in, should get some young firepower ez top 10-20
2020-09-10 19:40
Wasted place in Envy
2020-09-10 19:41
#116
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Poland Recruitn1
ik but it can be even sooner if they gain a player or just using money they paid to legija
2020-09-10 19:42
#111
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Poland Po_Prostu
AND THATS A GOOD NEWS
2020-09-10 19:40
uk c9 cancelled
2020-09-10 19:41
sooo much better than one of the worst pros i've seen RYANNN:D not sure about nifty ego though hope he wont ruin them
2020-09-10 19:54
Hope he won't? Hes been doing it for years now 😂
2020-09-11 04:09
#120
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Sweden swedz4
Lmao why is Legija playing
2020-09-10 19:55
#121
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Iceland Cirros_V2
+1 they almost did smth good to the end.
2020-09-10 19:58
#199
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Poland Recruitn1
Legija stand in till Jan, later either na talent or Eu Good player
2020-09-15 14:56
brits everywhere
2020-09-10 20:00
Did EnVy just cockblock C9?
2020-09-10 20:02
#125
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Ukraine YUR4S
WTF?!?!?!?!?
2020-09-10 20:03
good luck to him, great player!
2020-09-10 20:09
#127
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Poland SebL
He is a really promising player, good signing from Envy. Now they can remove Nifty, because he is playing like shit, and LEGIJA, for the same reason. And add mhL, because he is one of the best players in Poland rn., and PERCY, because he is a great IGL, and for me this squad can be really good.
2020-09-10 20:17
AGO without mhL=disband Btw mhL is going to school
2020-09-10 20:38
#187
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Poland SebL
He is ending school next year. Also Envy wants to play in EU, they can try to find a place in Poland.
2020-09-11 16:46
But what about AGO then?
2020-09-11 17:55
#194
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Poland SebL
They would remove oskarish, and build a new lineup around the core of Furlan, GruBy and F1KU.
2020-09-11 23:14
NA scene is shit, thats why they are all europeans
2020-09-10 20:21
imagine letting dogshit Nifty run your CS team LOL or should I say ruin
2020-09-10 20:24
#198
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Poland Recruitn1
cadian=nifty similiar kuben will do 300iq calls
2020-09-15 14:53
Rip Endpoint
2020-09-10 20:32
frodo of csgo
2020-09-10 20:38
welcome to hell thomas
2020-09-10 20:40
+1 poor guy gotta grind with nifty
2020-09-11 04:06
legija ;/
2020-09-10 20:43
Had to read this twice cuz the first time I deadass thought it said "Thanos"
2020-09-10 20:50
How is this going to work since Nifty is the only American left on the roster? Are they just going to compete in European events where the 4 European players have 30-70 ping and Nifty will play with 100+ ping? At this point, they should remove Nifty and find another European player as his replacement. There are many European players who are just as good as Nifty if not better and are free agents right now. Envy made some questionable roster moves as it just doesn't make sense to have 4 Europeans + 1 American.
2020-09-10 20:51
Blá blá blá
2020-09-10 21:05
#148
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Malta TheBudi34
what about complexity then. they have 2 americans there
2020-09-10 22:13
Complexity has made it work somehow, but Envy has been full of disaster after disaster. They have picked up a number of players, only to remove them within a few months' time. Having a fully European roster would help give them some sort of stability because they would have a better average ping in every online event that they play. Having to play with a burden (someone who has triple digit ping) would essentially make any match a 4v5, especially against Tier 2 and Tier 1 teams.
2020-09-10 23:23
#176
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Malta TheBudi34
Complexity is playing from Denmark. Envy will play from EU as well, like MICHU said. Team can be full of Brazilians and still play on EU side. they just have to move to Europe (just like mibr months ago). Nationality doesn't change anything (only which flag is behind logo)
2020-09-11 13:20
I understand that. My point was that moving to Europe would be difficult for Nifty for several reasons and isn't worthwhile for Envy when they can easily find an equally skilled or better European player.
2020-09-11 15:53
#186
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Malta TheBudi34
that's true
2020-09-11 16:34
Either way, I'm hopeful that things will turn out okay for Envy in the end. It'd be nice to see them have a competitive roster again.
2020-09-11 17:32
-legija +nukkye when
2020-09-10 21:06
#139
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United States xiquo
lol
2020-09-10 21:08
#140
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Bulgaria goshyy
+smooya
2020-09-10 21:09
You mean to C9
2020-09-11 04:11
#188
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Bulgaria goshyy
Envy -Thomas +Average faceit level 10 Cloud9 +Smooya +Thomas
2020-09-11 16:48
Some random out of shape soon to regret ginger from the UK gets signed to a tier 4 team and they make a thread about it? And why can't I change my name anywhere? Give me a new chance please. pm me or someone from this moderation group is gonna get knocked out.
2020-09-10 21:35
Future top20 player
2020-09-10 21:41
😂😂 Future McDonalds worker. 2year wonder. Nobody will know who the fuck he is in 2 years time. Just being honest. If he gets top 20 i won't bother. last 10 in top20 are always flukes anyways.
2020-09-10 21:44
Bro he has done unthinkable things in tier4
2020-09-10 21:45
#147
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Germany Nachofish
expected
2020-09-10 22:07
How is NIfty still on this team
2020-09-10 22:31
Fucking wasted on this shitty team, shouldve been on C9 with ALEX.
2020-09-10 22:37
#151
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Hungary Shiron212
Nice gl Envy
2020-09-10 22:45
Man C9 Thomas would be so nice But still good addition
2020-09-10 23:17
cmon boys ! top 10 expected from you guys in 6 months , all the best GL !
2020-09-11 01:00
#162
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Philippines B3nk4i
Well that was unexpected, but good luck to envy
2020-09-11 01:34
#163
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Brazil SecondKS
I like this team!
2020-09-11 01:59
So smooya is actually joining c9? 😂
2020-09-11 04:05
XDDD 2 british why not
2020-09-11 05:36
omg its redhead zywhoo
2020-09-11 09:12
interesting that Legija does play again lel. unexpected
2020-09-11 09:45
this team is going to be so shit XD
2020-09-11 10:31
#173
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Poland Recruitn1
We dont know nifty decent igl Nothing Best, Thomas really Good support player michu great rifler and i think calyx might be entry legija probably will igl something like ml
2020-09-11 10:50
i dont see this goes far they gonna have autistic communication
2020-09-11 10:51
#184
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Poland Recruitn1
We dont know Ryan was so bad lmfao and he was main guy to communicated so with Thomas its gonna be better and legija isnt coach kuben will work on it
2020-09-11 15:45
What a joke, 3v5
2020-09-11 11:09
Is that a Zywoo's brother?
2020-09-11 15:26
good move
2020-09-11 17:07
Post Malone approves this?
2020-09-12 20:19
#196
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Poland Recruitn1
yikes
2020-09-14 19:59
legija playing 💀💀💀💀💀💀
2020-09-14 20:04
#206
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Europe H1P_STER
good luck
2020-09-22 14:00
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