100 Thieves confirm CS:GO exit

The United States-based organization confirmed the reports of their plans to pull out of the CS:GO scene.

100 Thieves have announced that they will be withdrawing from Counter-Strike, confirming an earlier report from HLTV.org. In a video posted on Twitter, Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag, the organisation's founder and CEO, justified the decision with the "ambiguity, vagueness and uncertainty" in the CS:GO scene right now and the fact that, because of the coronavirus pandemic, most big tournaments will be based in Europe, far away from the organisation's Los Angeles headquarters.

100 Thieves are walking away from CS:GO

"We have loved and cherished every moment that our CS:GO team has competed at the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound," Nadeshot said. "That's where we want our teams to be, that's where we want our players to be, we want to give them the support structure that they deserve. We want to integrate them into our culture. We want to be there for them for any problem that they might have, big or small.

"What's happening right now in CS:GO is that everything is transitioning over to Europe. We talked to our players about what solutions we could find because they've been competing their butts off. They've done the best job that they could to bring the results that we strive for. Unfortunately, we have fallen short quite a bit. Even if we wanted to make roster changes, there were still hurdles in our way. Right now, with the qualifications and the points system for Majors, any roster movement that we would have made could have jeopardised our position or our opportunity to even compete at a Major. And that was a gigantic roadblock."

Nadeshot explained that 100 Thieves "do not want to stand in the way" of the players' success and that, given the organisation's inability to provide the same level of support if the team moved to Europe, decided to open talks with other parties to find them a "proper home" that could give them "all the things that we can't right now".

"At the end of the day, we believe that our players' success, whether they're competing for us now or in the future, is our number-one priority," he said. "Them being in Europe with other organisations was the best solution that we could find."

IEM New York will be the last tournament in which the Australian team will don the colors of 100 Thieves, the organisation they joined from Renegades in October 2019, just weeks after reaching the semi-finals at the StarLadder Major.

The team went on to reach the grand final at IEM Beijing, their first event under 100 Thieves, but results have been mixed since the turn of the year, especially since the pandemic began. The Australian team have been outside the top 10 in the rankings for the last five months, dropping to as low as 20th in September.

Questions about the team's future had been raised after a report by DBLTAP revealed that Complexity were close to acquiring Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage, 100 Thieves' star player. This came just two weeks after the announcement that coach Chet "⁠Chet⁠" Singh had decided to move to VALORANT.

Nadeshot does not rule out the possibility of 100 Thieves returning to Counter-Strike esports "with another iteration of a roster" if the situation changes. The Australian squad was 100 Thieves' second CS team after a failed experiment with a Brazilian lineup containing the core of the Immortals roster that finished second at PGL Major Krakow in 2017.

"Everything I've shared with you comes with a heavy heart," Nadeshot said. "It just sucks. We wish there was a better answer, but this is what's best for our business, this is what's best for our players and this is what's best for their careers."

100 Thieves's squad feature:

Australia Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward
Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage
Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad
Australia Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas
New Zealand Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Chet 'Chet' Singh
Chet 'Chet' Singh
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1016
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
#2
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Bulgaria ExpR4ind
noo
2020-10-12 19:52
rip
2020-10-12 20:59
1 year org lmao
2020-10-13 00:01
cs scene dying
2020-10-13 00:16
More like na cs scene dying
2020-10-13 05:46
+1
2020-10-17 16:57
#241
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Finland sasses
+11111111111111111111111
2020-10-18 00:49
more like na cs scene switching vaLULrant
2020-10-21 23:09
im loving it.cs is dead anyway
2020-10-18 18:08
Sadly 100T is now clothing brand and not esports org
2020-10-13 00:39
no trophies no org too much trophies new org
2020-10-13 06:56
#206
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Brazil MAC3DO
f
2020-10-13 13:16
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
sad!
2020-10-12 19:52
L
2020-10-12 19:53
#5
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Hungary szia
NOOO
2020-10-12 19:52
F
2020-10-12 19:52
#8
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Netherlands Neeki
rip
2020-10-12 19:53
F
2020-10-12 19:53
XD
2020-10-12 19:53
jks welcome to mibr
2020-10-12 19:53
#17
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
nt
2020-10-12 19:53
"mibr signs azr, liaz & gratisfaction"
2020-10-12 22:35
#133
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France Insidium
Made in Australia
2020-10-12 22:45
#143
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Australia Xplicid
MIAU
2020-10-13 00:05
cat
2020-10-13 00:07
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-10-13 00:20
XD
2020-10-13 04:37
#176
jks | 
Argentina NOJOMO
XDXDXD
2020-10-13 05:48
So cute name 4 the team xD
2020-10-15 11:09
catJAM official log
2020-10-21 23:09
This is almost definitely what is going to happen.
2020-10-14 19:29
#14
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
Sad, hope they find success where the players go
2020-10-12 19:53
#15
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United States Valerence
LATER
2020-10-12 19:53
+1 jks to complexity is most likely going to happen GL to everyone else on the roster.
2020-10-12 19:53
#19
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
jkaem to C9
2020-10-12 19:54
#125
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North America 007DBR9
yup
2020-10-12 22:30
#199
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Germany Koalafire
jkaem to Dignitas would be a dream
2020-10-13 10:55
Didn't they already complete their roster with two new guys?
2020-10-14 04:06
+1
2020-10-12 19:55
azr + liaz to gen.g would be awesome
2020-10-12 22:29
kkkkkkk
2020-10-12 19:53
#20
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Brazil [SNITRAM]
OOOOOOOOOOOOMYYYYYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
2020-10-12 19:54
rip au scene
2020-10-12 19:54
this affects NA more because they don't play in AU
2020-10-13 05:33
i meant it because they were the only au team playing internationally
2020-10-13 14:41
C9 JKAEM
2020-10-12 19:54
ez for Renegades
2020-10-12 19:54
RIP
2020-10-12 19:54
#27
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United States notawaffle
na cs dead
2020-10-12 19:55
expected
2020-10-12 19:55
Renegades 200 iq.....sign the team back
2020-10-12 19:55
#57
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Denmark nrth_LUL
Sell team buy back as free agents 1000iq
2020-10-12 20:04
+++1111111
2020-10-12 20:04
Covid was invented by the Renegades org. HLTV CONFIRMED 3000IQ move
2020-10-12 20:19
azr mibr?
2020-10-12 19:55
F
2020-10-12 19:55
#32
jks | 
United States Fule
FUCK YOU NADESHOT
2020-10-12 19:55
FUCK OFF NADESHOT, GET OUTTA HERE
2020-10-12 19:55
#34
khaos | 
Canada dAnk7
T SHIRT ORG
2020-10-12 19:55
Since jks is taken, the only good thing left is jkaem...
2020-10-12 19:55
+1.
2020-10-12 23:21
What about Liazz?
2020-10-13 00:44
#191
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World Beard43
+1 people don't realise how good he can be when he's not put into shitty support roles.
2020-10-13 09:36
Exactly, in my opinion, he could probably hit Jks numbers if he got the roles he is used too.
2020-10-13 13:54
#211
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World Beard43
Yeah I agree he has the talent, he just needs the opportunity to play in a decent team that allows him to play his style.
2020-10-13 15:27
So Jks to Complexity is basically a done deal, Jkaem is probably going to c9 or some place else, i think that AZR and Liazz are gonna join a team together, maybe Gen.G, that leaves Grat, where does he go? He isn't really a top tier AWP'er. Valulrant maybe?
2020-10-13 17:39
#215
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World Beard43
I'll be surprised if Grat receives a solid international offer, he's been wildly inconsistent. So maybe back to Oceanic CS or yeah Valorant if he likes that. Gen.G could work with AZR and Liazz, would be interesting for sure! I have no doubt Jkaem and JKS will find their ways into a solid team, CoL does seem like a done deal for JKS. I guess we have to wait and see!!
2020-10-13 17:53
jkaem come to gen.g ok?
2020-10-12 19:55
He might go to C9. It's fairly realistic that AZR and Liazz join Gen.G though.
2020-10-13 03:30
would love to have liazz in gen.g tbh
2020-10-13 16:53
#37
ZywOo | 
India aR__
wtff nooo
2020-10-12 19:55
FPX inc
2020-10-12 19:56
shit
2020-10-12 19:56
F
2020-10-12 19:56
#44
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United Kingdom TrueKime
Expected from clothing brand
2020-10-12 19:57
#53
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United States deepfocus
100T won back to back championships in COD and won a few fortnite championships but okay
2020-10-12 20:00
C OMEGALUL D
2020-10-13 02:01
You know that only NA cares about competitive on COD and Fortnite?
2020-10-13 07:29
C OMEGALUL D and FartNight
2020-10-13 08:52
#203
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Israel ALEXKEEM
Literally no one cares. Cod is dead and fortnite is for kids
2020-10-13 12:19
maybe C9 could swoop up a player or FPX have the core as a new project who knows, i just hope they find good teams to play under as they are all still good players and hope we don’t have more talent move to valorant
2020-10-12 19:57
Nadeshot is so bad can we all +1 to ban him from cs sick of these clout chasing orgs
2020-10-12 19:57
+1
2020-10-12 20:28
+1
2020-10-12 20:28
Did you watch his video? Was pretty good dude about it
2020-10-12 20:38
#96
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United States deepfocus
Don't hate on Nadeshot, the dude is a legend in esports and has done a lot for the scene
2020-10-12 20:52
nadeshot is a legend. i see. xD
2020-10-18 22:48
lol, they just beat liquid too, 200iq move
2020-10-12 19:57
#49
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France Uexo
Welcome Complexity Justin jks Savage
2020-10-12 19:58
na scene dead lul
2020-10-12 19:58
#51
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France Uexo
c9 jkaem plsss
2020-10-12 19:59
Lmfao so much hype for this
2020-10-12 19:59
smort
2020-10-12 20:00
#56
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Brunei cyLoL
Rip
2020-10-12 20:01
I liked 100T quite a bit. Hopefully they will return to CSGO with some NA players in future.
2020-10-12 20:04
RIP the boys... sad day mens((((((
2020-10-12 20:06
Expected i remember seeing nadeshot hyped cause he might win majors lol
2020-10-12 20:07
#62
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Asia en1lykS
here we go again..
2020-10-12 20:10
#63
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Singapore eriknords
Jkaem to Dignitas??
2020-10-12 20:11
Im glad I kept those holo stickers
2020-10-12 20:11
#66
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Brazil Zer0k
RIP 100T
2020-10-12 20:11
Jkaem and JKS are good enough for top 10 teams
2020-10-12 20:13
FPX?????? INC
2020-10-12 20:14
#70
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China HEIDASHUAi
F
2020-10-12 20:16
Blaming exit on Covid, wouldn't expect such shitshow from Nadeshot.
2020-10-12 20:17
sad for Nadeshot honestly
2020-10-12 20:17
pretty sad tbh
2020-10-12 20:18
#75
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Europe H1P_STER
Imagine paying for blast and esl big money and then just disband ur team OMEGALUL
2020-10-12 20:21
Blast is not paid league
2020-10-13 07:40
F for new 100T stickers, damn
2020-10-12 20:21
6 major spots for SA
2020-10-12 20:21
gg
2020-10-12 20:25
#79
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New Zealand StrikerNZ
F
2020-10-12 20:27
F :(
2020-10-12 20:30
RIP 100T I hope that they find a new home soon
2020-10-12 20:33
#84
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Guatemala mob1ler
leaving again, disgusting organisation
2020-10-12 20:34
rip
2020-10-12 20:37
#87
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Mexico Mind_one
Now, Furia NA No.1?
2020-10-12 20:39
#88
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
What's with the hate towards nadeshot? As far as I know he is a former CoD player who won something?
2020-10-12 20:42
#89
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Portugal joaosenra
100T, and another one go to Valorant
2020-10-12 20:43
This is really good for jks and jkaem, finally they got rid of those bots
2020-10-12 20:45
CUNT OF AN ORG
2020-10-12 20:45
Chaos will be signed by 100T
2020-10-12 20:46
#167
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Australia Chereska
+1 Very likely, but Nade was making it sound as if they won’t return to cs until covid is over. It’s been rumoured that they want to buy back into the CDL.
2020-10-13 03:22
They shouldn't enter CS again imho
2020-10-13 06:49
I really don't understand this decison, 100 Thieves is looking really good atm., and I think that it's not a good decision from 100T.
2020-10-12 20:51
#98
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United States syrup_god
i'm going to fucking cry
2020-10-12 21:00
time to SK to take them.
2020-10-12 21:00
So it begins,,,
2020-10-12 21:09
#101
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Faroe Islands pmX_
rip
2020-10-12 21:11
complexity. jks jkaem to North instead of gade AZR+Gratisfaction+sterling+HaZR+Liazz to complete AVANT roster gade to join x6tence PLEASE, LET IT HAPPEN
2020-10-12 21:12
Rip delusional 100t fan
2020-10-12 21:13
Vox Eminor
2020-10-12 21:14
Never been a better time to bring it back. Still the best CS logo ever imho
2020-10-13 03:02
nice investment =)
2020-10-12 21:19
They made money from jks and now they sell the team. They brought just to make money, economical choices like everything. Hope to never see him close to cs ever
2020-10-12 21:21
#107
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Denmark Kirb
+1
2020-10-12 21:28
It was bound to happen, they did not win anything with this roster and they were not looking like a team which was dedicated to win trophies.
2020-10-12 21:30
gg
2020-10-12 21:33
Cheers to the boys, hope they all find future success.
2020-10-12 21:44
COMPLEXITY JKS HYPE
2020-10-12 21:49
#112
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Sweden ADAMAS_
LULqid disband when?
2020-10-12 21:50
#113
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Denmark Zorrondo
deserved 30k per month for these underwhelming results.
2020-10-12 21:55
F
2020-10-12 21:55
na cs is so dead, i think all na flags here are fakeflaggers from germany
2020-10-12 22:03
#127
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North America 007DBR9
aussie/new zealander/norweigan team leaves csgo na cs is dead nice brain, this has nothing to do with na cs being dead, which it is and has been
2020-10-12 22:32
hahahha its an na org leaving csgo, use your brain.
2020-10-12 22:32
+1
2020-10-13 02:03
F (((
2020-10-12 22:03
#118
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Brazil kaduramos
fired the best team for popular oression well deserved fail
2020-10-12 22:05
Does this mean Complexity doesn't need to pay for jks anymore, since he is now considered a free agent? Someone explain.
2020-10-12 22:17
#120
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Hungary Shiron212
I'm going to miss them :c
2020-10-12 22:22
#121
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Europe Juuzou_
Respect. Seems like a thought out decision. Good luck to all parties
2020-10-12 22:25
#122
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Europe Vallon4
Good. If enough teams leave, maybe those fatasses snorting cheeseburgers at Valve HQ will finally do something new for the game.
2020-10-12 22:27
Valve has no idea what to do with CSGO. They added Danger Zone no one cares about. They made it F2P and MM became unplayable since VAC sucks. They release 1 shitty operation per year. Meanwhile, Valorant gets frequent updates with new agents, maps, skins, and new Battle Pass every 4 weeks.
2020-10-13 07:45
#193
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World Beard43
Yeah I know a lot of people who left CS for Valorant. They're all back now though, every single one of them said it's shit even after investing 2 months into it. Hard pass for me thanks.
2020-10-13 09:43
But the maps are garbage though
2020-10-13 10:15
press f to australian squad
2020-10-12 22:27
#126
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North America 007DBR9
unlucko
2020-10-12 22:30
#128
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United States xiquo
gg
2020-10-12 22:32
Rip 100T the most mediocre csgo team
2020-10-12 22:33
YTB :(
2020-10-12 22:45
F
2020-10-12 22:48
here comes funplus phoenix
2020-10-12 23:00
#136
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United States Scrub[
You gotta do what you gotta do I suppose.
2020-10-12 23:02
if they got dexter and ins to fill into the shoes of jks and azr/jkaem (assuming he leaves too) this roster can really do well in eu tbh sad to see them fall apart
2020-10-12 23:22
#139
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Libya NoobGreen
Championship level roster axaxaxa
2020-10-12 23:26
nadeshot suckhard $$$$$
2020-10-13 00:03
team was doomed from the beginning
2020-10-13 00:05
#146
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African Union mikecool
Sad. Rip in pepperonis. Corona be damned.
2020-10-13 00:18
#151
 | 
Brazil goatzera
LUL
2020-10-13 00:59
#152
 | 
Sweden txshirx
ORDER Liazz 👀
2020-10-13 00:59
#194
 | 
World Beard43
You wanna see him faceroll the Au scene again? 😉
2020-10-13 09:45
#210
 | 
Sweden txshirx
Ofc!!
2020-10-13 15:23
#154
 | 
Vietnam OptGer
I have 100T sticker
2020-10-13 01:13
sad
2020-10-13 01:17
JKS > coL Jkaem > C9
2020-10-13 01:18
Nadeshot come to straya m8
2020-10-13 01:32
expected
2020-10-13 01:58
zero thieves is a good thing
2020-10-13 01:59
Reasonable
2020-10-13 02:02
#164
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Europe Nomarosa
nadeshot PepeLaugh
2020-10-13 02:22
#165
 | 
Slovakia x1fy
NA CS AUSTRALIAN CS KEKW WHAT A JOKE PLS DELETE GAME
2020-10-13 02:56
100t is gone :crab: :crab: :crab:
2020-10-13 03:32
-niko +Azr
2020-10-13 03:56
NA cs kinda died in like 1 month. And yes I know 100T are from AUS but they kinda moved to NA for better competition so I count them as NA team. NA died so fast that EG and Liquid were forced to move to EU so they don't have to play each other all the time. Look at EGs events the whole year. No matter the event, the NA groups are C9,EG,Furia,Triumph and Liquid,100T and 2 more streamer teams. EG and Liquid are so tired of playing the same tier 5 teams all the time that they just have to move to EU (not counting Furia and obviously the no longer existing 100T)
2020-10-13 05:45
#195
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World Beard43
+1 It seems that CoL saw this coming and moved months ago. It's probably not permanent, but until people stop freaking out about this virus that's just how things are gonna be.
2020-10-13 09:50
A sad for CS - Best wishes to the players.
2020-10-13 05:57
#178
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
Their stickers have went up crazily
2020-10-13 06:37
#181
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Australia Ohnorepo
" justified the decision with the "ambiguity, vagueness and uncertainty" in the CS:GO scene right now" Right now? Wtf kind of shit is nadeshot smoking? They did nothing to build an effective team around Jkaem and jks and let two insane talents waste away in a team with very little support. Also if they have been at that LA compound for so long where the fuck is all the content surrounding there CSGO roster? Feels like the only videos they even attempted with the CSGO boys was their welcome, and goodbye videos. Sure, the CSGO guys could have repeatedly turned them down when requested to be in videos but this just looks like Nadeshot wanted a CSGO to say he had a CSGO team and then proceeded to do nothing with them on any level.
2020-10-13 07:19
#185
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Turkey PL4CK
see you :')
2020-10-13 07:51
get rekt...
2020-10-13 09:05
well every org should be jumping on jks's dick cus he aint gonna get any cheaper than this anytime soon
2020-10-13 09:07
+1. im assuming that hes already locked in with coL, but if not, i wonder what team he will join.
2020-10-13 09:16
wtf who cars
2020-10-13 09:37
#198
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Europe Cirros_V2
Yet many na orgs like liquid wont drop their team lol. 100t plastic org
2020-10-13 10:47
sad for gratisfaction
2020-10-13 11:19
I hope they keep together playing another equipe.
2020-10-13 11:59
#204
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Iceland caverat
a kid with a org, 10IQ shame on nadeshot
2020-10-13 12:31
for the sake of competition I dont really get the big deal of letting them play in EU for a while until the clown fiesta in the USA settles down and travel is easier. wtf are they running there? cash app concentration camp?
2020-10-13 12:45
Merchandise org lol
2020-10-13 13:58
i bought 2 $15 100t stickers for nothing! i would have bought merch but they're retarded and do "drops" like idiots. ah well saved me some money. 1 less discord server in my list =p disappointed for the boys. idk where azr will fit in. he's a beast. jkaem did heavy lifting. liazz and grat tho.. i cant stand buy em, tho i bought a gold grat sticker.. even tho he's a filthy kiwi.
2020-10-13 17:56
the stickers went up in value so you got some profit actually
2020-10-13 22:58
Filthy kiwis are the best kiwis.
2020-10-14 03:41
I will miss the boys and the good old tactician AZR, hope they'll rebuild their team soon, maybe kick Liazz and bring in dexter or even sterling and they'll be better
2020-10-13 19:09
A good guess, Flashpoint 2 will save the core....
2020-10-13 21:44
Well... bye.
2020-10-13 23:23
lulquid stew2kekw imagine someone from 100T gettting your spot Hahahaahaha
2020-10-14 10:33
#229
AZR | 
Australia VironP
Ok, back to Renegades
2020-10-14 14:40
renegades returns
2020-10-14 14:55
so i guess this is why jks left the team
2020-10-14 19:32
good decision,cs go is corrupted shit
2020-10-15 13:11
R.I.P AU CS ! They leave cause it's not worth when you win nothing. Normal.
2020-10-16 11:15
#239
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Netherlands dabadpad
SK Gaming back with ex-100T roster would be great
2020-10-17 07:03
a huge text to justify a stupid act. oh no, pandemic, oh god we can't do that, what tenderness.
2020-10-18 15:18
#243
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Australia adamcash
Hopefully they can win today and find a team together or find a team individualy , good luck boys.
2020-10-18 17:14
back to au noobs
2020-10-18 18:08
i know i said disband but it was a jk guys
2020-10-19 09:46
NA scene is bad anyway, and they were decent at best (solid tier 2) so who cares.
2020-10-19 12:10
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United States GiantDays
They'll be back. Again. For the third time.
2020-10-19 18:51
#250
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Switzerland b3n5
nadeshot didn't give a shit about them anyways, better off finding a different org who will watch them in a grand final instead of playing the new cod.
2020-10-19 19:21
sad
2020-10-20 04:56
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