ALEX: "Cloud9 is going to be the real test for me as a leader to prove that I can get results without the best player in the world”

Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin discussed his decision to sign for Cloud9 and the new chapter in his career in a lengthy interview with 1pvcs earlier on Thursday.

ALEX officially joined Cloud9 on Thursday as team captain and in-game leader, becoming the first player of the North American organisation's new project after Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer and Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović had been hired as general manager and head coach, respectively.

The interview, conducted by François "Cnd" Balembois, started off with ALEX talking about the end of his time in Vitality and some current topics, including the state of the game during the coronavirus pandemic. "It’s not the same [as before] because there’s less travel fatigue now," he said when asked about the schedule. "You don’t fly to the United States, get jet lagged and change hotels constantly, but playing official matches every two days means you can never relax from being in a competitive mindset, so this continuous stress is almost worse than before."

ALEX is happy to be in a Flashpoint team for scheduling reasons

ALEX then talked about using his time as an ambassador for Vitality to reflect on his future. "I took the ambassador role exactly for this purpose, to think about whether I wanted to keep going, to stop, to become a member of the staff, a coach," he said. "Then I realized there are a lot of Flashpoint teams that are not tied to BLAST or ESL, the tournament organisers that impose a heavy schedule, so I thought that it would be a good idea to sign for a team that plays two six-week events a year and then can go to some other events but without being contractually bound, therefore having the ability to turn down invitations if necessary.”

In terms of negotiations to leave Vitality, ALEX says some teams "immediately pulled back" after learning of his organisation's asking price. "I wasn’t very privy to the negotiations but it was around $500,000-$600,000 and a lot of teams didn’t want to make that investment during the current pandemic, although some did. I don’t know the details [regarding FaZe’s offer], I was told that Vitality accepted it and then the next day Kjaerbye was announced, so I’m not sure what happened there." He then answered a follow-up question regarding the failed move to FaZe, saying that "it would have been a good opportunity, but I don’t think I’d say I feel sorry that I didn’t sign for FaZe since they’re part of the ESL/BLAST circuit, which I wanted to avoid.”

ALEX was no longer wearing his bomber jacket when the broadcast returned after a short two-minute pause midway through the hour-long interview, revealing instead a Cloud9 jersey as he continued to answer questions. “HenryG didn’t think about me immediately because he didn’t know if I’d move to the United States if it were necessary,” ALEX revealed. "But it's not clear if we're moving. Everything depends on the project we build, the roster we end up with and on COVID, too, because the US is doing a bit worse than here at the moment, so we’ll probably decide on it next year."

ALEX is the first player to join Cloud9 since HenryG became GM

“The project is created with the players’ health being taken into account,” ALEX said about scheduling and burnout, two key concerns that led to his departure from his former team. "I’m not saying it wasn’t in Vitality, but it’s one of our main focuses now to make sure that we’ll be in good physical and mental condition at every event we attend. The project I want and I’ve chosen is one in which the organization thinks about our health and doesn’t want us to burn out.”

The interview then touched on the weight on ALEX's shoulders as one of the core pieces of the roster and the goals set for the team. “We were always told in Vitality that we got good results because ZywOo was carrying us, so this is going to be the real test for me as a leader to prove that I can get results for my team without having the best player in the world," he said, "The goal is to win Flashpoint, this isn’t a project in which we’ll say that we need time—we’ll get good players, fit them into the team and we want results quickly. Looking at the team list, not winning Flashpoint would be a disappointment, at least for me. My personal goal, which I think is possible, is to win a Major title before the French teams."

Near the end of the interview, before closing out with some questions from the chat, ALEX revealed that he is eager to work with kassad. "If you put a lot of big names together in an international team they could end up doing whatever they want, but I don’t think that will happen with kassad because he’s very respected. The CS he put forth with 100 Thieves and the fact that they made it from 'tier 2' to 'tier 1,' I think part of it was thanks to him, and I can’t wait to work with him.”

United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Clould9 will fail like faze did
2020-09-10 22:42
no
2020-09-10 22:39
will he play tomorrow?
2020-09-10 22:56
no
2020-09-10 23:15
alex never beat mibr
2020-09-11 02:42
Just like mibr can't make it to playoffs in a tier 5 tournament
2020-09-11 04:19
you cant be beaten by alex if you never played in tier 1 imrite?
2020-09-11 05:02
#192
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Switzerland Odesza
200 iq actually
2020-09-11 08:45
Dogshit>trash>overdrive>mibr
2020-09-11 09:25
#26
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North America Revlied
no
2020-09-10 22:43
#38
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
Even worse
2020-09-10 22:46
#47
imoRR | 
Turkey Xetax
+1
2020-09-10 22:50
no
2020-09-11 01:24
I disagree, Cloud9 has a proper IGL atleast, and will probably have good teamplay with kassad as coach. FaZe has bad chemistry and all that, underperforming individually when they should be destroying everyone, kinda like Liquid now really.
2020-09-10 22:55
Apex juste do as good / Bad as a igl tbh .. and he is supposed to be braindead , rpk shox are way better since Alex is gone ...Alex is juste overated cause zywoo was insnane last year ..carrying them hard ..also they have a great coach who deserve lot of credits
2020-09-10 23:06
#71
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India CometZ
Alex was the 2nd carry in vitality. He is insane too.
2020-09-10 23:11
With krieg during Krieg meta but yes he Could frag good for a igl
2020-09-10 23:14
#76
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France LorisDF
ALEX put a lot more emphasis on ZywOo being the star player of the team by supporting him with nades and playing around him a lot, unlike apex where ZywOo is more of a hybrid(he entries, he awps). IMO apex's way to run Vitality seems to have worked pretty well, especially for shox, he was so bad with ALEX as IGL.
2020-09-10 23:19
Zywoo was on fire ..he dosent have same level he play less now ..his aim is not as good, otherwise he would have exactly the same impact than in 2019 , Apex said it was all bullshit what Alex Said about playing for zywoo .. and It s easy to see by watching the games..
2020-09-10 23:45
#103
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France LorisDF
If you watched the games it's obvious that they were setting ZywOo up a lot more than they do now. it's just French pros being jealous of one another once again. Also, him not being a full-time AWPer also affects his performance. I'm not saying it's impossible for him to have dropped off, it's just very hard to compare because of the role change.
2020-09-10 23:58
#118
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1
2020-09-11 00:18
+1
2020-09-11 08:10
+1
2020-09-11 08:18
They were setting rpk just the same or any player that need flash to peak..there was no bait or very little in vitality ..so yes there is role change but also zywoo is not as good this year individually , After every breaks his level drop ..agree with jealousy between pro and thats why i Guess vitality turned shit at the end with Alex ..he was trying to replace zywoo to be a star player but he doesn t have the skill for that, he also didn t setup shox is a way to perform but the opposite..Apex sadly can t frag otherwise they are better overall without Alex
2020-09-11 08:58
Ppl who call ApEX braindead are fucking stupid tbh, judging his intelligence and performance as an IGL on the basis of his hyper aggressive playstyle...
2020-09-10 23:19
I expect a Smart player a better idea as igl .. or a player with game sense..compare glave and Apex for exemple
2020-09-10 23:39
Just look at some plays he does, dude is definitely not the smartest
2020-09-10 23:39
Watch some interviews with him before you judge.
2020-09-11 17:21
+1
2020-09-11 18:51
#128
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France cedd
i have seen him made really stupid plays many times this year...
2020-09-11 00:57
i dont thing he is retarded but he has overcofidence thats why he dies like a bot somentimes probably bassed on the fact he was a good aimer back in times not now and still plays the same stile
2020-09-11 02:30
I honestly never understood the hype around ALEX...
2020-09-11 00:07
hes a decent igl that speaks english that doesnt average .85 ratings vs top tier opposition. most teams can use a player like ALEX, even if he's not a very exciting player to watch.
2020-09-11 00:27
+1
2020-09-11 01:00
He had some pretty sick plays, like the deagle 4k in Inferno, i would not call him "not a very exciting player", there are much more boring players in the scene.
2020-09-11 19:13
Clearly you haven't read any interviews of Alex. He personally said that he used all of the team to set up Zywoo for success, that's why other players stats were lower with alex because they were helping Zywoo.
2020-09-11 09:34
Clearly you didn t watch the games and Apex interview were he said it s all bullshit .. zywoo get most of his frags on his own he dosen t bait .. he juste get flashes like all players who Ask for it ..it s juste Alex ego and people with not much experience Can t judge by themself
2020-09-11 12:55
True
2020-09-10 23:07
no they have an IGL, that's already 100x better than anything faze has
2020-09-10 23:38
but they will probably lack firepower
2020-09-10 23:40
So did ENCE and they got to the major finals under aleksib
2020-09-11 00:14
Chemistry that matter also other reason why faze sucks
2020-09-10 23:52
true
2020-09-11 00:15
Didn't they already fall? LOL
2020-09-10 23:54
THIS roster
2020-09-11 01:21
In your dreams
2020-09-11 05:12
c9 have igl faze don't
2020-09-12 12:57
But he never played with XANTARES?
2020-09-10 22:38
#49
imoRR | 
Turkey Xetax
hahaha funny guy xD
2020-09-10 22:51
#83
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France LorisDF
Can I just say real quick that I don't think XANTARES is even the best player in BIG, at least not when it comes to value. Don't get me wrong, he's a vital player but he's not any more vital than tabseN, tiziaN, syrsoN or k1to. It's not a s1mple or ZywOo situation where that one player IS the team essentially and without said player performing they can't do shit.
2020-09-10 23:29
Also, I think if you want to argue BIG is getting carries, you’d argue that its syrson and tabsen before you’d bring up XANTARES
2020-09-11 01:22
you can not be an American with such broken English
2020-09-11 06:50
All he did wrong was and S instead of a D, they're just beside each other on the keyboard, it was just a typo Carries - carried
2020-09-11 11:18
thanks lol
2020-09-15 06:29
+1
2020-09-11 11:20
He got this
2020-09-10 22:38
+1 Top 2 IGL in the last year IMO.
2020-09-10 22:39
+1 💯
2020-09-10 22:48
#143
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Australia L0n35
Accurate, my list would be: 1. gla1ve 2. ALEX 3. blameF 4. stanislaw 5. karrigan
2020-09-11 02:23
Last year's?
2020-09-11 09:40
Last year's?
2020-09-11 09:40
for last year’s list, karrigan would probably be #1 or 2, considering mouz’s insane run at the end of 2019 for this year’s list so far at least, gla1ve should def not be #1 considering he has barely played much. i also dont think stan belongs here so
2020-09-11 21:05
Don't forget what Cadian has done this year... But agrees with the list
2020-09-11 13:24
where is alexib ?
2020-09-11 18:56
#255
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Australia L0n35
he is a good IGL for sure but all IGLs in my list have recently won a torunament/event with their team
2020-09-12 04:18
i might be peaky buf blameF (and stanislaw) are the only one who really won something in 2020. glaive just came back and alex & karrigan didn't win anything since 2019
2020-09-12 17:13
#260
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Australia L0n35
gla1ve won Road To Rio: Europe this year. ALEX and karrigan won tournaments at the end of last year. I didn't include aleksi because he hasn't won a tournament in the last year. I probably should have included cadiaN though.
2020-09-13 04:55
Karrigan won ice challenge
2020-09-13 08:09
#4
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Armenia TiBoN29
Nice
2020-09-10 22:38
best player in the world? 0/8
2020-09-10 22:38
he is talking about ZyWoo
2020-09-10 23:40
best player in the world is s1mple
2020-09-10 23:55
#110
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Germany snicxx
nt. device 4 major and even a back to back to back. simple 0. only good aim doesnt make you best player.
2020-09-11 00:09
only aim( which s1mple is the best with) make u best player . only aim doesnt win u a major :)
2020-09-11 03:26
If only aim then niko scream and xantares >>>> s1mple...
2020-09-11 07:31
ScreaM ?????
2020-09-11 08:36
Yes Scream
2020-09-11 09:41
prime scream I mean. And even if he was the best aimer in the world at that time, he wasnt the best player. And even now he's still really good at aiming
2020-09-11 12:14
s1mple peak>>>>>>>>>>>any peak ever
2020-09-11 19:20
at aim ?????? xd nt lmao
2020-09-11 19:53
at everything a player should do. 1-AIM,he is the best IMO,ok maybe u say scream-niko,lets say s1mple top3 aimer. 2- gamesense+ positioning: he is the best player at this. 3- clutching: he is one of the best clutchers ever,almost every possible clutch he always winning,sometimes winning impossible clutches, if xyp9x didnt exist,he would be top1 clutcher imo... always when u see 1v1 s1mple,u already know he gonna win it. 4- teamplay, some peaple still talking about his starts not being team player,he change alot,especially since the start of 2018,,,he still little toxic,but he is good for navi,his teammates happy with him.
2020-09-11 20:00
1- Well I must agree he's got a really nice aim but still prime niko > prime s1mple 2- He's probably one of the smartest players but imo xyp9x gla1ve are both smarter, they just dont have the same aim :/ 3- Shox, xyp, and broky(even if he's still young) are better than him in clutches cuz in addition of having good aim and being smart they control their feelings. They dont make stupid mistakes at the last second which costs the clutch. I'm mainly thinking about this clutch fail at IEM against ence... s1mple couldnt hold his nerves, xseven did and won... Maybe shox xyp and broky wouldnt have shot through the ticket with ak but if they did they would then have won the 1v1 against xseven. 4- Im sure he improved a lot as a mate but he's not THE best mate. I would say he's a nice mate to have + having s1mple as a mate should normaly bring something to the team. We're disagreeing and we probably wont end up on something that please us both so lets not fight. I understand why you think he's the best but I dont think he is so lets just stop there. Have a great day !
2020-09-11 20:09
im not even trying to fight dude. but i think he is the best cuz he is one of the top at every aspect,aim,gamesense,clutches,aggression,teamplay. ofc he's not gonna be top at everything,but he is the closest to perfection,bad for him(in cs) being ukrain/russian,not danish.
2020-09-11 20:29
yeah if he was danish astralis would be completly unbeatable...
2020-09-11 20:53
Just imagine :(((
2020-09-11 22:21
#204
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Germany snicxx
not really. simple also has less impact than alot of players. he is most of the time shining on ct, but garbage on t bc he is not entering the side or doing something outstanding. players like REZ or niko from heroric for example having way more impact to the round score of their team. simple is maybe top 5 thanks to his aim but not the best. cs is team based + brain based too.
2020-09-11 09:57
s1mple is the best player individually we are talking about individual top1,not team. u cant deny,if s1mple was with Astralis and under gla1ve's lead,Astralis would've been much greater. cuz s1mple can easily play dev1ce roles,and can play the aggressive roles too with the AWP. ofc Astralis best team ever,but s1mple also best player ever.
2020-09-11 19:23
#257
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India SKS_1337
s1mple in astralis = GG WP for all teams and most tier 1 teams may have to decide on moving entire rosters to valorant. KEKW
2020-09-12 13:10
Have you thought about the language???????? Btw I don't think he would fit in a tactic heavy team
2020-09-13 08:12
I can deny, s1mple isn't that good at tactics, you think he will listen to the igl??. I have immense respect for s1mple but he won't work in a team except Navi, btw why TF would u kick device who speaks Danish for s1mple who speaks ruski and broken english You clearly have 0 common sense Alfredo guerdo de la merche Mussolini
2020-09-13 08:15
what a stupid bot im saying imagine s1mple skills with astralis im not even saying replace dev1ce,i know its impossible
2020-09-13 12:58
#127
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Finland naamapaab
no
2020-09-11 00:54
nt sam2k alt
2020-09-11 06:51
0/8
2020-09-11 08:03
I agree
2020-09-11 10:08
don't get w0xic please ALEX
2020-09-10 22:38
Why not
2020-09-10 22:44
tozic. Better get smooya
2020-09-10 22:46
Nt
2020-09-10 23:03
#73
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Europe DoktorEgg
Signing smooya because you want to avoid toxic players is some galaxy brain reasoning.
2020-09-10 23:15
+1 lol
2020-09-10 23:37
+2
2020-09-11 06:47
+1
2020-09-11 08:49
lul
2020-09-11 10:29
You know he didnt get kicked because of toxicity right
2020-09-12 00:30
PogU Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-10 22:38
LETS GO
2020-09-10 22:39
pls dont get shit lineup
2020-09-10 22:39
Imagine this c9 roster falls completely flat after all the hype. Would be actually so sad and fun at the same time
2020-09-10 22:39
#17
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Brazil hugoooo
I don't see it doing well at least with the players that are confirmed or about to be (ALEX and tudsoN)
2020-09-10 22:41
wait rly tudsoN? dont know much about him but doesnt seem like a tier 1/2 caliber of player
2020-09-10 22:45
#68
Snax | 
Poland xBG1
He was worse than snax on awp+igl, he is overrated but maybe Alex will change him and Poland will be have another good sniper
2020-09-10 23:09
Where u see tudson. And pls don’t be tudson
2020-09-11 00:05
Alex must be hallusinating, s1mple plays in Na'vi, not Vitality
2020-09-10 22:39
WH OMEGALUL ?
2020-09-10 22:41
#51
imoRR | 
Turkey Xetax
ZYWH OMEGALUL
2020-09-10 22:52
+1
2020-09-10 22:42
0/8
2020-09-11 08:04
+1 The truth
2020-09-11 04:18
+1
2020-09-11 09:12
+1
2020-09-11 18:03
nt,u never played with s1mple
2020-09-10 22:39
+1
2020-09-10 22:42
POGGERS,SAM2K REALLY AGREES WITH ME
2020-09-10 22:43
0/8
2020-09-11 08:04
2020-09-10 22:46
sori i dont spik england
2020-09-10 22:47
maybe he had a dream that was so realistic he actually believes s1mple was in vitality
2020-09-11 09:19
already bringing down his partners lamao
2020-09-10 22:40
#19
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Turkey chrlea
that’s rude imo, disrespectful and selfish
2020-09-10 22:41
+1
2020-09-10 22:42
#30
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Brazil wololo10
+1 he's always been stupid
2020-09-10 22:44
coming from you lmfao
2020-09-11 02:35
#219
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Brazil wololo10
flag checks out
2020-09-11 13:51
Coming from brazil OMEGALUL
2020-09-11 06:48
Sorry? We smart We friendly We are from Brazil
2020-09-11 16:21
#20
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Denmark pdxm
Hope all the hype+work+more isn't for nothing
2020-09-10 22:41
Lol you never played with s1mple.
2020-09-10 22:42
+1
2020-09-10 22:47
0/8
2020-09-11 08:05
wait he had s1mple in a team?
2020-09-10 22:43
Thats the point
2020-09-10 22:46
Even if he fails he gonna be a millionaire so who cars
2020-09-10 22:43
#57
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Belarus Poizoness
S0mple trash, let's go ZyWoO
2020-09-10 22:58
zywh0 trash. let's go s1mple
2020-09-10 23:56
#129
cArn | 
Philippines J4DEM
who is trash, lets go simps
2020-09-11 00:59
0/8
2020-09-11 08:05
Yes but he will be remembered as a bad player carried by zywoo. I mean vitality is still doing good, so alex probably hadnt much impact
2020-09-16 12:50
#31
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Yugoslavia EKI.CS
When did he play with s1mple ?
2020-09-10 22:44
I'm confused too rn lol
2020-09-10 23:56
0/8
2020-09-11 08:05
Sadly to know about ALEX not in FaZe anyway gl hf
2020-09-10 22:45
Lets go ALEX! I am so hyped.
2020-09-10 22:45
#35
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Denmark pdxm
Wow faze had given him an offer
2020-09-10 22:45
I guess no C9 Nivera then
2020-09-10 22:45
#203
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
Why would nivera downgrade? Heretics is top team
2020-09-11 09:50
Winning a major before the french .. not gonna happen with a british team for sure ..and frenchs already won majors ..this Guy seem like having ego problem ..but he Can flash for team mates like he did for zywwoo
2020-09-10 22:54
No Le Tank = No win. He(RpK) was the biggest part of Vitality's success that's for sure.
2020-09-10 22:48
#112
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Germany snicxx
yea lebot so good
2020-09-11 00:10
Didnt know he played with device before
2020-09-10 22:50
+2
2020-09-13 08:19
alex, get some real good players otherwise it's a waste of time
2020-09-10 22:51
#52
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Serbia LtN))
Good luck in C9 alex but when he played with S1mple???
2020-09-10 22:54
floppy oSee ALEX + 2 calling it now
2020-09-10 22:54
zywoo #1. never.
2020-09-10 22:56
#59
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Malaysia Suno[t]
gl alex
2020-09-10 23:00
"Best player in the world" p0mple malding
2020-09-10 23:01
#61
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United States Swadplan
woah, ALEX played with aleksib and no one told me???
2020-09-10 23:02
would be pretty nice to see + floppy and + woxic . After these 2 you need 1 heavy hitter and 1 support player , come on alex call it.
2020-09-10 23:02
Bruh, but you never played with s1mple
2020-09-10 23:05
+1
2020-09-10 23:57
0/8
2020-09-11 08:05
#65
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Switzerland x676
Yeah because you are a fucking fluke who has been carried by ZywOo
2020-09-10 23:05
ok
2020-09-10 23:06
Storyteller: He could not
2020-09-10 23:09
Don't take smooya please...
2020-09-10 23:11
#75
RpK | 
France pol44r
Simple fan are all Alta of sam2k or a zombie army I swear they all did the same joke Also check this out : hltv.org/news/28877/top-20-players-of-20.. dunno if they can read but still
2020-09-10 23:17
He is about to get exposed really hard
2020-09-10 23:20
So he was so close to get signed by FaZe what the fuck happened FaZe hello ?
2020-09-10 23:22
Let's fucking go ALEX, prove the haters wrong.
2020-09-10 23:24
RIPablinho :(
2020-09-10 23:38
Never forgotten :((((((
2020-09-11 17:16
Best player in the world? Alex didn't even play with elige what is he saying
2020-09-10 23:29
wtf faze nearly got alex but they went for kjaerbye instead???????????????????????????????
2020-09-10 23:29
wait hes never played in the same team with JW whats he talking about?
2020-09-10 23:29
lmao
2020-09-10 23:39
So many deluded s1mple fans in the comment, pure yoy.
2020-09-10 23:42
Lol you already fail that test
2020-09-10 23:43
k, nt then
2020-09-10 23:44
“Without the best player in the world”. Oof for cloud9
2020-09-11 00:00
its gonna be another flop
2020-09-11 00:04
Since when Dosia isnt #1 loool
2020-09-11 00:05
#108
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Russia goodjob
so was it FPL results or?
2020-09-11 00:06
but they already have smooya
2020-09-11 00:10
#113
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Sweden Lordzxz
didn't know plopski plays for vitality
2020-09-11 00:11
Kinda sad as I wanted to see Faze Alex as I think it would be about the only player who might be able to fix the broken chemistry of the team but kind of interesting if he can at least get semi-good performance out of Choke9 though.
2020-09-11 00:11
Alex: Zywoo, go kill. Zywoo: Ok
2020-09-11 00:25
#121
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United Kingdom bayk
nice
2020-09-11 00:28
weird, was he playing with coldzera?
2020-09-11 00:33
didnt know hunden was playing for vitality??
2020-09-11 00:46
GL Hopefully he can make C9 a top5 team
2020-09-11 00:48
Does this looser really think zybot is better than s1mple? What a joke of a player 0 respect for you
2020-09-11 00:50
z1woo vs s2mple
2020-09-11 01:05
0/8
2020-09-11 01:11
s2mple_best
2020-09-11 01:13
0/8
2020-09-11 08:06
+1
2020-09-11 08:06
+1
2020-09-11 01:11
0/8
2020-09-11 08:06
-1
2020-09-11 18:22
Good luck 😎👍
2020-09-11 01:13
I think Alex leaved Vitality because he saw how was everyone saying that zywoo was playing 1v5 and he didnt get enough appreciation for what he did and now wants to prove everyone that he can do it without zywoo 🙄👌
2020-09-11 01:15
No. He already left before he even announced that he's leaving. Travel issues + he doesn't really have a spot anymore.
2020-09-11 03:49
Simp
2020-09-11 16:04
Getting paid crazy though
2020-09-11 01:57
#141
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Ukraine Dert38
EZ 4 GOD HENRYG
2020-09-11 02:15
He never played with the best player in the world though? Confused as to what he means lmao
2020-09-11 02:17
Yea I’m still trying to understand what he meant. Maybe he played with elige a couple years back on an mdl team?
2020-09-11 02:27
Elige or Simple or Device or Dupreeh I mean.. I don't remember him playing with any of the people I'd consider best players so IDK what he is on about at all
2020-09-11 05:02
"...any of the people I'd consider best players..." are you really that far up your own ass?
2020-09-11 09:07
Alex played with Vitality in 2019. Who was HLTV #1 in 2019 again? Can you remind me?
2020-09-11 08:43
I thoughting is Zywoo
2020-09-13 08:22
rpk top 1 alex confirmed
2020-09-11 02:27
Even loba chat in front of 10 people in fpl said s1mple is best player/top1 in world, and who is zywhoo? Nobody care a passive awper bait for kill
2020-09-11 02:36
I didn't know device was a Vitality player
2020-09-11 02:43
Obviously, s1mple is the #1 player, but zywoo was the best for a while. I understand alex's statement
2020-09-11 02:57
#158
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World Beard43
+1
2020-09-11 04:35
+olof +gas
2020-09-11 03:14
Wtf mens((
2020-09-13 08:22
Come back in a year and you can say I was right, Alex is overrated and unless Cloud9 buys out some absolute superstars to help them out this is going to expose Alex as a tier 2 player.
2020-09-11 04:00
+1
2020-09-11 17:05
Even more overrated than lekr0 atm, but Lets see, exciting.
2020-09-11 05:05
"prove that I can get results without the best player in the world” yeah... you wont. rofl
2020-09-11 05:06
#164
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World Beard43
Certainly an excellent opportunity for him. C9 are taking a huge risk though, it sounds like they're putting a lot of effort into helping Alex avoid another breakdown and I think that's well advised.
2020-09-11 05:15
Why ALEX speaking french duing the interview
2020-09-11 05:32
Cuz he is English and French, he was interviewed by a French on a French twitch channel
2020-09-11 07:00
oh
2020-09-11 15:13
Ok
2020-09-11 06:59
OK
2020-09-11 07:14
One of the most overrated igl, good luck with C9 you’re gonna need it, unless they sign some amazing players that can carry his ass like when he was in Vitality.
2020-09-11 07:21
Yeah, anecdotal evidence seems to point at rhe fact that he wasn't that good afterall. Apex is doing even better now after taking the igl... We'll see...
2020-09-11 17:04
Yes ffs like alex didnt make vitality good. If that was the case they would be shit now but hey are just as good now. Opposite of when aleksiB and karrigan were kicked
2020-09-12 00:44
Zywho best, simple bestest
2020-09-11 07:47
Didnt ask
2020-09-11 07:58
Making all hype and everything to just be a flashpoint team rly?
2020-09-11 08:14
but he never played with s1mple, he only played with mediocre players
2020-09-11 10:08
You mean s2mple ? 😘
2020-09-11 17:03
#208
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Finland 0lter
smart person
2020-09-11 10:56
#209
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France Conterob
Just retire already, you suck
2020-09-11 11:10
but he didnt play with best player in the world(s1mple)
2020-09-11 11:45
What team he played for with s1mple? s1mple is the best
2020-09-11 12:11
Very original, btw why did you explain the joke
2020-09-13 08:24
best of luck
2020-09-11 12:19
This dude is so overrated. Even take nexa or boombla - they worth so much more.
2020-09-11 12:21
#220
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Denmark Kon10R
You never played with S1mple ... But these "star players" may not brng the trophies and all. Astralis showed everyone how it's done. It's called "team play".
2020-09-11 14:08
#222
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Denmark dyinbyran
He means "im stuck in a shit team now"
2020-09-11 15:14
#223
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Poland SebL
I don't think he is a really good IGL or anything, I think his biggest plus is that he can frag great as for an IGL and I think that's the main reason C9 took him.
2020-09-11 15:53
#224
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Portugal dracø
pussy runing away from the EU challenge to get some ez wins in na
2020-09-11 15:54
#231
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Chile cristiaan
hype
2020-09-11 17:16
ALEX IS GOOD
2020-09-11 17:45
Did he play with Hunden?
2020-09-11 19:43
It will be hard to get results without the best - misutaa
2020-09-11 21:44
#250
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Australia popoto
without s1mple? whats????
2020-09-11 23:02
So just spitballing but jks seems pretty unhappy, player two?
2020-09-12 01:47
he never had the best player in the world
2020-09-12 04:16
#259
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Other Sr_Tiago
ALEX kreaz GuardiaN niko jks kassad THIS ROSTER WOULD BE SICK
2020-09-13 03:15
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