guerri reveals plan to expand FURIA's roster: "It's the future"

The Brazilian coach says he is fully convinced of the merits of a six-man lineup after watching what other organisations have been doing.

FURIA will be moving to a six-man roster soon, head coach Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira revealed on Wednesday. The new player will be revealed in the coming months as the Brazilians aim to follow the trail blazed by Astralis, who were one of the first teams to successfully build an expanded roster.

"After watching the changes in some organisations, I decided to closely study the topic of having six or more players," guerri wrote on Twitter. "I've come to the conclusion that it's the future of CS. With FURIA's support, we will implement this in the coming months."

guerri says that FURIA will expand their roster soon

Expanded rosters became a hot topic in the scene in March, when Astralis announced that Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen would join their team from Heroic in July. The Danish organisation went on to sign Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen (who has since been released) and then Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen to build a seven-man roster with the intent of rotating players to prevent burnout. Only last week, Cloud9 general manager Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer announced that he was looking to sign "an active sixth player" to prevent the team from being disrupted by issues such as visa problems and illnesses.

guerri has made no secret that he looks at Astralis as a successful case. In June, he praised the Danish organisation's efforts to break what he perceives to be a cultural barrier in the Counter-Strike scene, and admitted that the idea of working with an expanded roster was appealing to him.

"Yes, people can dream about that," guerri told the 'Early Game' podcast when asked about the possibility of FURIA having more than five players. "I really like that. But it's a cultural change, not a game-related change. In general, CS players aren't ready for that. You see Astralis doing that because they are at the top of the world and they are ready for that, culturally speaking. That thing about a player feeling that there will be a shadow, that at any moment they will feel pressured if they perform poorly? In football, if a striker isn't scoring goals and there is a backup, the coach will make changes.

"This internal competition is healthy for the team. And a football squad has up to 30 players. Most of the times, players like each other and they help each other for the greater good. But any player wants to be at their best to be the one playing, and that is very healthy. The player needs to understand that it's not a team plus a backup; everyone is part of the team.

"I've had some conversations with my players, and most of them really like this idea. Perhaps we won't be the first Brazilian team to do it, but in my mind we could be the team that will have the most quality."

FURIA have had the same starting five since September 2019, when Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles was brought in to replace Rinaldo "⁠ableJ⁠" Moda Junior, who remains on the bench. FURIA Academy, the organisation's secondary squad, recently finished 7th-8th in CBCS The Conquest 2020.

Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
372
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
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
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
interesting
2020-09-24 00:55
ya boi
2020-09-24 00:56
Furia.Fer
2020-09-24 02:49
#90
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Brazil MrLucas
Please no
2020-09-24 03:27
Lmao
2020-09-24 04:36
No i presume that wouldn’t even be possible because I believe Fer intends on sticking with TACO and FalleN
2020-09-24 05:14
It’s a 8 man roster
2020-09-24 05:23
Than whats the point of having an academy team if you are gonna have an 8 man roster??
2020-09-24 07:30
Then
2020-09-24 09:17
To have a 10 man roster
2020-09-24 09:18
Seems like you are fucking braindead? In League there is as an example a pro team like invictus gaming having a pro team with 8 players or maybe a bit less and also having a academy team, t one has nothing to do with the other.
2020-09-24 12:15
Well the only reason why you would have extra players is to play in place of a player in the starting lineup, so you can just grab one of the academy people to step in, plus the MIBR vs FURIA drama would make it impossible for any ex MIBR player to join FURIA
2020-09-24 15:51
Thats not the answer on your question: "Than whats the point of having an academy team if you are gonna have an 8 man roster??" Sorry if I act like a teacher but if you write that nonsense I have no other options to write like that Hope you understand the situation lmao
2020-09-24 16:41
Impossible bcz when the furia mibr drma started abt tht lag issue fer abused furia and cussed them so I dont thibk furia is ever gonna sign fer
2020-09-24 11:15
+111 "Furia, vocês são uns merdas!"
2020-09-24 12:30
#167
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Brazil AidoNou
Just no
2020-09-24 17:27
trk
2020-09-25 17:37
+1 good name
2020-09-27 02:43
+1 excellent name
2020-09-27 21:30
just no ex-mibr players are straight up trash
2020-09-26 19:22
LoL forget about fer
2020-09-29 04:52
#10
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Argentina xpl0d3
wow you read faster than me
2020-09-24 00:58
#22
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Finland Cucumber))
i'm have the speed
2020-09-24 01:00
#29
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Argentina xpl0d3
you are have the speed have you has
2020-09-24 01:03
can we make "I'm have the speed" the new "i aren't think that" meme? pretty sure this one's worse
2020-09-24 04:26
I aren't agree
2020-09-24 04:37
you are have the permission
2020-09-24 14:32
#113
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Indonesia Deluxio
Do you are have a speed?
2020-09-24 06:39
Chama o Xeppa ou o LEAF
2020-09-24 14:09
meyern?
2020-09-24 00:55
#9
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Argentina xpl0d3
wtf hahaha
2020-09-24 00:57
Flukeria needs reliable male hands when they choke again. So papa Fallen would be a great addition
2020-09-24 01:08
papa fallen with his inflated ego prolly couldnt handle being the 6th man and on the bench and i only see him ruining the team
2020-09-24 01:34
I don't see any of MIBR players joining as 6th even if they are not at top anymore. Only taco is humble enough to do that. Love taco.
2020-09-24 05:44
It’s not a joke when you are being disrespectful to me, to my teammates, to my org and to our history. I have never mentioned you anywhere and that’s the last time I do.
2020-09-24 11:15
#101
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Philippines batstew
mibr ruined his career, if he goes to furia i hope he can revive it
2020-09-24 04:39
#114
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Brazil Fusin
he ruined his career by playing like shit
2020-09-24 06:41
#124
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Philippines batstew
lmao mibr fan bias
2020-09-24 07:42
#132
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Brazil Fusin
actually not bias, i feel like he has a great future ahead of him, but he wasnt playing good enough for mibr at the time, he just wasnt the answer (they didnt find the answer yet as u can see) and he isnt even playing good at SA rn
2020-09-24 09:09
#136
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Philippines batstew
his time with sharks was great, as soon as he went to mibr he became shit. also not the first time mibr ruined a career eg. felps, boltz, lucas1, trk is lucky he got out
2020-09-24 09:47
#202
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Bulgaria Cloudyx
TRUUUUUUUUUU
2020-09-26 09:36
I miss meyern
2020-09-24 13:01
cool
2020-09-24 00:56
#6
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Argentina xpl0d3
so coool
2020-09-24 00:57
how is this the future
2020-09-24 00:57
nobody can know the future while living in the present, but you can certainly make the future yourself furia's future is an expanded roster, furia is expanding their roster in the future so that it is definitively their future
2020-09-24 00:58
Mind blowing
2020-09-24 01:13
Bro. You're like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Estonia bro.
2020-09-24 01:29
LOL
2020-09-24 01:29
rofl
2020-09-24 02:18
lmao
2020-09-24 02:51
#102
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Brazil vectrax
Omg
2020-09-24 04:51
LOL
2020-09-24 06:34
KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-09-24 07:50
wtf JAJAJAJ
2020-09-24 17:44
#76
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Germany Jermen
the future begins tomorrow
2020-09-24 02:20
#8
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Canada Herodionus
Astralis changing CS again and again
2020-09-24 00:57
#98
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Romania SkipLD
No , AGO were the first.
2020-09-24 04:31
#137
XiA | 
Hong Kong xiarim
so what, lol. no one had followed agos example
2020-09-24 10:07
2020-09-24 11:48
#161
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Romania SkipLD
Astralis did.
2020-09-24 15:32
#152
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Armenia TiBoN29
big was first
2020-09-24 13:57
#160
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Romania SkipLD
Huh? When? Benching a player and bringing someone else is nothing new . I was talking about having 6,7 players and not knowing who will always play.
2020-09-24 15:31
#186
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Armenia TiBoN29
Tabsen in 2018 said that he would like to have 6 players in his roster (When Xantares join BIG)
2020-09-25 11:44
#191
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Denmark Kon10R
Historically: Yes. But: When Astralis does something the whole world is watching, listening and learning. No one ever heard about Ago ... Pascha was there for a few months, but ... you get the idea.
2020-09-25 17:37
#203
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Romania SkipLD
Astralis heard about ago , watched and copied.
2020-09-26 12:21
#204
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Denmark Kon10R
If you think this is important as a "historical fact" or AGO should be credited some sort of "copyrights" ... eeeeh ... fine with me. I think Astralis is trying to solve a problem, that apparently most professional players recognize: A VERY stressful environment that would force young men in their 20es or 30es to retire ... a bit early, wouldn't you say? When AGO tried it, nobody noticed. When Astralis goes for it ... the entire cs go world takes a very good look. And so far the experiment looks promising. Time will show, but I guess they are trendsetters as usual. AGO is "honorably mentioned" in comparison.
2020-09-26 14:23
#151
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Armenia TiBoN29
Big was first
2020-09-24 13:56
#193
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Denmark Kon10R
Doing what?
2020-09-25 17:38
#11
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Brazil MARSH4LL
No FnX no major
2020-09-24 00:58
Nice! Who would sign?
2020-09-24 00:58
#72
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Brazil pooternd
me
2020-09-24 02:15
Nbc
2020-09-24 19:05
#13
ropz | 
Netherlands Sky3rr
FURIA FalleN? FURIA TACO? FURIA Coldzera? FURIA felps? FURIA fer?
2020-09-24 00:58
AHAHAHAHA just imagine this brother
2020-09-24 00:59
#84
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Brazil lfmateu
If Fer goes to Furia they will have fights everyday
2020-09-24 02:53
fer is the worst in the fucking team, ultra washed up if taco, cold or fallen goes to furia, OMG
2020-09-24 05:13
Furia Junior lol
2020-09-24 02:29
#183
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Brazil Joaopgo2
Omegalul liquid fan here
2020-09-25 05:28
#184
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Brazil Joaopgo2
The first team is eg the juniors is liquid
2020-09-25 05:29
Forget these names. Time to change, there are plenty of good Brazilian players and none of them from ex mibr.
2020-09-29 04:55
who
2020-09-24 00:59
wtf mens(((
2020-09-24 01:00
#33
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Germany I_Am_Jerm
really nice name!)))
2020-09-24 01:04
aint gonna work
2020-09-24 00:59
#18
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United States stotte
dont they still have ableJ
2020-09-24 00:59
ableJ was playing for W7M (who) but for some reason they kicked him or W7M just disband, idk hltv.org/player/16770/ableJ
2020-09-24 01:01
They didn’t kick, the loan just ended.
2020-09-24 01:04
+1, thank you for explaining
2020-09-24 01:05
He's still benched by FURIA. But he's had visa issues in the past.
2020-09-24 01:02
this is kinda sad, he's a a good player, but maybe FURIA can make a 6th roster with him now
2020-09-24 01:06
If it's ableJ, why they not announced yet?
2020-09-25 02:21
welcome back, ablej?
2020-09-24 01:00
I think it's very likely, he is still very attached to the organization and would be able to fill for almost all the players
2020-09-24 01:52
#24
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Brazil setsz
guerri is a amazing coach, i belive in his decisions
2020-09-24 01:01
#194
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Denmark Kon10R
He welcomes the future: Smart move!
2020-09-25 17:39
no
2020-09-24 01:03
#27
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United States Festive_
fallen as 6th or too much bad blood?
2020-09-24 01:03
#44
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Brazil Pandapool
I dont think fallen would accept to be a sixth player
2020-09-24 01:17
#176
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Brazil drydden
I don't think he would accept arT as igl
2020-09-24 22:02
#178
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Germany Zackst3rz
hen1 >>>> fallen
2020-09-24 22:57
#182
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United States Festive_
well yeah but fallen would be an addition to furia not replacing hen1
2020-09-25 02:51
#185
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Brazil Joaopgo2
So srry but no
2020-09-25 05:30
FURIA Coldzera
2020-09-24 01:03
+felps incoming
2020-09-24 01:03
+ablej?
2020-09-24 01:03
No men New Honoris is the future
2020-09-24 01:06
please don't add anyone from mibr please
2020-09-24 01:07
LUQUINHAS? QUE OTA?
2020-09-24 01:08
Please, no.
2020-09-24 01:28
#69
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Brazil mercuryO7
it would be dope to see the siblings back together
2020-09-24 01:59
Coldzera to Furia because Faze will lose Niko to G2 or maybe complexity.
2020-09-24 01:10
Coldzera 6th man of the year
2020-09-24 01:10
Guerri is sexy AF
2020-09-24 01:12
WTFmens
2020-09-24 01:16
am i wrong? he is.
2020-09-24 01:18
I dont think so Maybe just im not gae like u
2020-09-24 01:20
Yea, maybe that's why
2020-09-24 01:23
Furia Xeppa incoming
2020-09-24 01:21
7 man roster Furia leaf Furia Xeppa
2020-09-24 01:22
Furia Vanity and Jonji too
2020-09-24 01:23
Fuck it sign the whole chaos roster Chaos x Furia
2020-09-24 01:23
Lmao
2020-09-24 12:52
#55
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Brazil kiker1
lucas1
2020-09-24 01:30
Please, no.
2020-09-24 01:37
furia.mibr incoming because all of mibr are worth 1 player
2020-09-24 01:33
NOOOIOOOOOOO
2020-09-24 01:33
#60
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Brazil 3nzow
Furia 3nzo
2020-09-24 01:40
#61
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Australia popoto
v$m
2020-09-24 01:41
I hope it works
2020-09-24 01:54
#64
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
and its really you, guerri, a shit coach that thinks it knows what is the future? shut up already
2020-09-24 01:54
#225
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Germany _PH1L
+1 also what Good is a 6th player not as good tactics and pressure on players, that’s no positive but negative
2020-09-30 22:15
+ablej? +felps? +luken? +shz?
2020-09-24 01:56
Please don’t pick up the MIBR core.
2020-09-24 01:56
#67
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Malaysia Suno[t]
do you know the thing in america where they start licking the dishwasher pop tarts or whatever garbage trend that was? this is it. lol
2020-09-24 01:57
What in God’s name is a fucking dishwasher pop tart bro?
2020-09-24 07:34
#121
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Malaysia Suno[t]
LMAO
2020-09-24 07:34
#122
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Malaysia Suno[t]
tidepods! see I have to google this s*** hahahahhaah
2020-09-24 07:34
#123
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Malaysia Suno[t]
u ruined the joke
2020-09-24 07:35
Hi HLTV article, ABLEJ didn’t play for furia acadmey during the CBCS the conquest he got loaned to W7M who won the event or got second, fact check.
2020-09-24 01:58
FURIA snowzin confirmed
2020-09-24 02:04
very good mens this will improve game quality and also will provide more field for speculation and all sorts of fun regarding who will play etc!!!
2020-09-24 02:12
#73
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Brazil goatzera
Acre news
2020-09-24 02:16
FURIA TACO hstv confirmeds
2020-09-24 02:19
DIdn't this guy use the coaching bug?
2020-09-24 02:35
y
2020-09-24 03:11
yes
2020-09-24 07:51
he posted a video explaining everything that happened with the whole VOD and comms, he proved he didnt abuse that.
2020-09-24 12:38
#179
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Germany Zackst3rz
yes, but actually no
2020-09-24 22:57
taco
2020-09-24 02:45
this is trash, shouldn't be allowed. especially astralis with their 15 man roster
2020-09-24 02:47
good thing for cs
2020-09-24 03:10
just buy out every pro player in the scene so there's nobody left to verse with a 200 man roster free real estate, free trophies
2020-09-24 03:14
Mibr can't beat em, so are they joining em? Lmfao
2020-09-24 03:19
#89
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Brazil _Awper
No, it's not the future, CS is not football.
2020-09-24 03:23
How are the 'professionals' this thick?
2020-09-24 03:37
FURIA PEDRIN FKS
2020-09-24 03:40
Plz no ex-MiBR guys.
2020-09-24 03:41
#94
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Russia ToughGuy
wasting talents on the bench its not future is a gsrbage shit which will be forgotten soon after xypex and bubzjki will understand that they will never play again and leave for another team, astralis managmnent just wanted money
2020-09-24 03:53
Felps or Boltz would be nice
2020-09-24 03:57
leave boom alone, ma frend they have serious potential to be a top int team
2020-09-24 05:10
But they never get to face international teams.. So they cant properly improve.
2020-09-24 08:04
move to NA or EU is in the plans, but there is this corona thing
2020-10-04 23:38
imagine they bring in taco
2020-09-24 04:00
and 2faced toledo
2020-09-24 05:26
-HEN1 +ablej
2020-09-24 05:36
#111
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Hungary szia
Please do not bring in anybody who has ever been on MiBR
2020-09-24 06:06
Cool
2020-09-24 07:02
#117
arT | 
Russia bult0
+dumau lessgo
2020-09-24 07:20
FOR SURE
2020-09-24 07:22
#127
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Brazil victorhsl
People uses Astralis as an example to justify a six man roster, but I think the best examples right now might be NIP and Complexity who just lost a player (for different reasons) and didn't have any plan for that situation.
2020-09-24 07:55
Coldzera confirmed.
2020-09-24 08:03
First just change VINI, that would be the future.
2020-09-24 08:31
Vini is good bro
2020-09-24 09:25
Not enough for a team like FURIA.
2020-09-24 14:51
#190
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Brazil joroca
he smurfs at inferno. Great enter too.
2020-09-25 17:18
One day he smurfs, one day he loses them games, he is to inconsistent.
2020-09-25 18:36
#199
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Brazil joroca
Only when art is not performing, since they play at the same bomb, but overall he has a great inferno. I would like to see Boltz as the sixth player.
2020-09-25 23:25
I would like boltz as a replacement for VINI in main 5 and VINI as 6th player.
2020-09-26 02:53
Why is this cheater not fired yet?
2020-09-24 08:57
#157
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Brazil SecondKS
at least take the trouble to see the video he made that has English subtitles before talking shit
2020-09-24 14:33
Link for the proven english subtitled video bro thank you.
2020-09-24 22:12
His video don't prove his innocents.
2020-09-25 14:20
#207
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Brazil SecondKS
LUL germany brain
2020-09-26 19:25
Lagging modes also there by window mode. And Michau agrees with it. But brazil knows always better. the kings of Excuses.
2020-09-26 19:51
#210
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Brazil SecondKS
LUL u re funny, boy XD
2020-09-26 20:13
And you are brazil, that is funnier
2020-09-26 20:15
Furia academy Fer, Fallen, Taco)) would be great))
2020-09-24 10:08
Imagine fer and arT on the same lineup. Holding W all day long xD
2020-09-24 11:25
Please dont bring in MiBr's lineup
2020-09-24 11:37
#174
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Brazil drydden
Not gonna happen, not after fer continuously talking shit about Furia
2020-09-24 21:58
i hope so
2020-09-25 12:37
is it?
2020-09-24 11:58
+ablej +meyern
2020-09-24 12:53
Furia lucas1 only because its hen1s brother xD
2020-09-24 14:09
#155
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Brazil SecondKS
Furia.vsm
2020-09-24 14:31
They definitely need another coach while guerri serves his ban.
2020-09-24 15:23
They already have AbleJ
2020-09-24 15:37
+dumau
2020-09-24 15:54
#165
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Japan HHazuka
Imagine a world where teams switch players in between halves. Players could specialise in T or CT sides, or the coach could just swap out anyone not having a good day. I'm not saying I think this is a good thing, but it sure looks interesting. Having 6 or more players for a tournament and rules that allow alternating between them, maybe even during the game. Who knows.
2020-09-24 16:24
#197
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United Kingdom novaseer
Funnily enough, Astralis is pushing for exactly this. Apparently they're trying, or tried, to get BLAST to change their rules to allow this.
2020-09-25 21:16
#170
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Brazil Analyst10
They should hire VSM for a three months trial period. I know he can't play majors, but Furia could easily win Blast Global Finais (1 or 2 million dollars) and ESL Grand Slam if he can be a PROFESSIONAL player. Right know, he has no hope about joining a top tier team cause he is banned, and is living like a teenager, drinking and buying cars, even tho he is still poor But FURIA and guerri can put him in line and use him instead of VINI to win those big money tournments
2020-09-24 20:37
Wtf man, VINI POKA MÍDIA >>>>>>>>> V$M MUITO EGO
2020-09-25 02:28
#208
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Brazil Analyst10
Eles desempenham papéis diferentes. VINI realmente tem jogado MUITO bem, mesmo com a "pouca mídia" que tem. Mas o V$M sequer uma possibilidade de jogar lá fora ele teve. Eu gostaria de ver só do que ele é capaz, num time bem estrutura e com teammates que tem o mesmo nível de habilidade da dele.
2020-09-26 19:37
bring back disabledj !
2020-09-24 21:04
#173
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Brazil drydden
I think they will bring someone young, maybe latto or dumau
2020-09-24 21:57
#196
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United Kingdom novaseer
"The player needs to understand that it's not a team plus a backup; everyone is part of the team." I think half of HLTV needs to learn to understand this too.
2020-09-25 21:15
#213
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Finland Khroni
Yea but look at astralis bubz is probably just going to sit on the bench forever so he literally is the backup
2020-09-26 20:19
this guy literally got caught using the coach spectator bug and got off with nothing. corrupt brazilians.
2020-09-26 02:08
#205
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Brazil Catatauu
nice streamers reality show.
2020-09-26 19:16
TEN-YEAR-CONTRACTS!!
2020-09-26 20:18
6 men roster is just so you can kick someone and say he got benched. change my mind
2020-09-27 12:09
So that's why disableJ retired
2020-09-27 15:40
The best 6 player for furia is Leaf, the king of spray, taps and burst
2020-09-27 16:55
which player voluntarily wants to be the 5th wheel
2020-09-27 18:53
this has to be some tax evasion scheme for cs teams
2020-09-27 21:56
#221
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Estonia RopzTop1
awful take
2020-09-27 21:56
nt cheater nobody cars about your opinion
2020-10-03 15:33
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