es3tag in talks to join Cloud9 - Report

The 24-year-old Dane could soon join the 'Colossus' after impressing for the current No.1-ranked team.

Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen is poised to fill the fifth slot on Cloud9, according to a report from TV2.dk, which claims that the former Heroic player will play his last tournament for Astralis in DreamHack Open Fall.

The Danish player would join Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin, Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker, William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman, and Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery on the roster, which will also have "an active sixth player", according to the organisation's general manager, Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer.

es3tag is reportedly set to complete Cloud9's new European roster

Since joining Astralis on a free transfer, es3tag has enjoyed great success, boasting a 1.12 rating over 36 maps while helping the team to a title victory in the European division of ESL Pro League Season 12.

The move would finalise Cloud9's roster heading into the final months of the year, with the team set to make their first appearance in Betway Nine to Five 5, which will run from October 26 - November 4. The tournament will serve as the roster's first opportunity to gain experience heading into Flashpoint 2, slated to kick off on November 9.

If the move comes to fruition, Cloud9 would look as follows:

United Kingdom Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin
United Kingdom William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman
Turkey Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker
United States Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen

Serbia Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović (coach)

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
#2
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Yugoslavia JohnnotCena
Pog
2020-10-15 01:02
#33
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United States anliaa
ES3TAG 500000IQ TO JOIN ASTRALIS FOR 4 MONTHS AND THEN LEAVE FOR A BETTER TEAM
2020-10-15 01:04
#78
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Poland Mickol
better lol
2020-10-15 01:14
imagine leaving no.1 team in the world to play with mezii and floppy
2020-10-15 01:22
I would say, imagine sitting on the bench in a team instead of playing.
2020-10-15 01:27
he is playing every tournament so far for Astralis, and which news say that they are benching him for xy9px ??
2020-10-15 01:29
So you actually think that xypex is coming back and he would not replace esetag, esetag would stay on while lets say magisk was going on the bench, then esetag said fuck it and joins c9 instead?
2020-10-15 01:35
that's why people say the salary must be huge
2020-10-15 01:37
Or, im just saying or... How about xypex is coming back to the team, taking back his spot wich esetag has been occupying, and he decides that instead of sitting on the bench in astralis he wants to join another team and play. Wow that makes perfect sense..
2020-10-15 01:45
If woxic makes 30k, esetag will have 40k a month
2020-10-15 02:20
woxic is about 7 times the player esetag will ever be lmao
2020-10-15 02:42
UK brain exposed
2020-10-15 02:43
KEKW, I thought Astralis won't let him go
2020-10-15 04:56
This would be such a win-win. Es3 increases his salary a lot and Astralis can sell him for a truckload of money after picking him up on a free just 4 months ago... This is how a professional sports org is run.
2020-10-15 09:48
#402
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Finland Nollegee
+1
2020-10-15 16:25
nothing special about woxic esetag is a nice guy, cultured and professional none of these are true for (t)woxic but he gives some purpose for HenryG going from here (as now the roaster is complete) to culture the kid
2020-10-15 10:44
0/8
2020-10-15 03:33
no
2020-10-15 03:47
I want same drugs that you have mate!
2020-10-15 13:58
Also keeping in mind they have bubzkji (or however you spell his name). Tbh if I were es3 I’d be looking for a team that’ll play me in the starting 5. He really just needs game time not to be sitting on the bench wasting his prime
2020-10-15 02:30
I really feel like the Astralis org just picked up players that it flipped for fast cash so it can help it in its expansion, definitely wouldn't be beneath them. Jugi and acilion left as fast as they came, bubzkji was picked up without the players' consent seemingly because not only did he rarely play tournaments, gla1ve also insisted in the recent hltv podcast about how hyperaggressive bub is as a player and they would've known this before signing him thus making me think they had very little to say i the manner. If they do let es3tag go who is actually pretty sick it proves that they used the 6+ men roster as an excuse to sell players for ez $$$
2020-10-15 03:54
0/8
2020-10-15 06:24
Agreed, I feel like a major influencer in Astralis picking up talent such as es3tag (who wasn't really well know in the global scene)was to inflate their value by using the 'Astralis Brand'. But, TBH, they haven't done anything bad. In fact, they did a good job of kick-starting es3tag's big break and putting him out there. So i think Your point has some meaning but your final conclusion isn't right.
2020-10-15 09:44
#389
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Europe ROMAG
agree with you, 6th player is a viable option in top 10/5 teams. but for real 6th man represent a chance to young talents prove valuable and maybe join in the roster as active player. however you can`t expect to have the same 6th player for like 4 years, I think we will not the same 6th player for more than 1 years in one team, as they can find good team to play and org can make some money.
2020-10-15 13:04
#384
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Denmark MAMS
"I really feel like the Astralis org just picked up players that it flipped for fast cash" So Glaive and Xyp are out and you want them to what, just play Duppe, Deve, Magisk and Zonic 4v5?
2020-10-15 12:33
+bub -kyerbye
2020-10-15 03:59
#241
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India _Jazz_
Agreed
2020-10-15 06:05
That is when you get a chance to prove yourself that you are more useful to the team than xypex
2020-10-15 03:06
nt kid this wont happen anyways
2020-10-15 03:26
prob wont cause e3stag wont try, but it is always a possibility to try, especially if xypex comes back and it doesnt work out at first
2020-10-15 18:14
0/8
2020-10-15 06:25
Like xyp has done to regain his spot hey?
2020-10-15 08:15
#176
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Brazil Fauchard
all teams are getting 6 player roster This news could break something that all org are thinking to do in the future.......
2020-10-15 02:37
#324
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Czech Republic MatyVlaky
xyp9x wont get place of es3tag, he will get place of dupreeh
2020-10-15 08:23
nope
2020-10-15 08:45
#332
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Czech Republic MatyVlaky
oh my lord, I dont understand this then... He is so good player and they would bench him...
2020-10-15 08:53
Could be that they got him for free and will earn A LOT from selling him. Could be that he actually wants to build a team himself, instead of being 6th player when Xyp9x comes back. Not sure if Cloud9 players are based in US, but could be he wanted to live there as well (this last one is only speculation) Also, he will have a long and prosperous contract with Cloud9, which he may not have at Astralis.
2020-10-15 09:21
of course orgs make money of the player sales - part of the business he is so humble and well cultured - somebody needs to balance mr w(t)oxic in c9
2020-10-15 10:29
"of course orgs make money" We're according to Astralis talking about one of the most expensive players in Counter-Strike history. So this is not just a part of the business, when it's that big. He is humble and well cultured I agree, but I think the other Astralis boys are as well, especially Dupreeh and Xyp. I think it's a weird team he's joining, but I'm eager to find out how it'll work out.
2020-10-15 11:03
all Danish are cultured c9 is a project that will be a part of but it will not have the same support as astralis had. I would have done the same move in his shoes
2020-10-15 11:44
#130
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Nepal Aguminok
it was obvious since who else would they bench instead?
2020-10-15 01:39
dude,the legendary Astralis rooster cant be replaced,its just crazy to bench someone like dupreeh,magisk,gla1ve or dev1ce for a new player,and its more crazy to not get xyp9x back on the rooster. also Astralis obviously not dominating,they barely won vs navi,and their wins were not dominant,Astralis looking for dominance,and they believe in the 5 old rooster
2020-10-15 03:05
legendary cocks are the best
2020-10-15 03:48
idk alot on this topic,u can have this conversation with ur experienced mom,we are talking about cs rn
2020-10-15 04:49
No he was mocking your spelling, it's roster not rooster. You prolly missed the joke in translation
2020-10-15 08:07
#315
trace | 
Denmark esAq
Hahah
2020-10-15 08:10
They crushed Navi 3-1. Stop cry
2020-10-15 06:25
dont u believe that nuke or train could've gone navi's way?? do u call it crush??
2020-10-15 20:50
"every tournament" lmao they only played 2.
2020-10-15 04:21
#229
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United States ShawnM
theres rumors that xyp is coming back, on twitter i think they said he was coming back or smth astralis are prob gonna sell him off for big money and put xyp back in the lineup
2020-10-15 04:54
Zonic has already dropped es3 from the next blast lineup man. Astralis imo run a 5 man core not the usual 3 man core. Bad system for a 6 man roster (again imo)
2020-10-15 08:18
2020-10-15 07:42
I'd love to play every other tournament - there is more meaningful things to do in life than having back2back games 6-8hours a day.
2020-10-15 10:26
It’s not official yet
2020-10-15 01:52
Yes like this guy is just braindead
2020-10-15 11:26
#100
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China CNCSLUL
It's obvious that he's just a stand-in or the 6th member on a 6-man roster, so it makes perfect sense for him to move to a team where he can play as starters.
2020-10-15 01:23
he was a 6th guy in a 7 man roster. rip bubz
2020-10-15 02:21
#201
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China CNCSLUL
oh yeah I forgot rip bubz.
2020-10-15 03:13
fan of north speaking (yikes)
2020-10-15 01:37
#128
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Australia L0n35
Kjaerbye 2.0
2020-10-15 01:38
no, hes really good
2020-10-15 02:48
no, kjaerbye left when astralis was in bad shape
2020-10-15 13:40
ASTRALIS NUMER 1 IN WORLD RANKING HEROIC NUMBER 2 WORLD RANKING' OG NUMBER 8 WORLD RANKING FAZE NUMBER 9 IWORLD RANKING COMPLEXITY NÚMBER 12 WORLD RANKING MOUSESPORT NUMBER 15 WORLD RANKING GODSENT NUMBER 21 WORLD RANKING NORTH NUMBER 23 WORLD RANKING CLOUD9 NUMBER 23 WORLD RANKING MAD Lions NUMBER 25 WORLD RANKING I SAID IT 2 YEARS AGO AND I SAY IT AGAIN DANISH COUNTER STRIKE WE ARE NOT HERE FOR FUN WE ARE NOT HERE TO TAKE PART WE ARE HERE TO TAKE OVER.
2020-10-15 02:06
NORTH NUMBER 23 WORLD RANKING CLOUD9 NUMBER 23 WORLD RANKING
2020-10-15 02:20
Very Good, Guy.
2020-10-15 02:21
we have so many teams that I made a mistake. but you are a negative just and can not see the point in my thread you cling to which you can use against me in your own optics,
2020-10-15 12:25
astralis will not be top1 w/o him, oh i forgot xyp9x is back, but i think they should save es3tag for future, to make thing competitive in their team
2020-10-15 02:49
#230
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United States ShawnM
astralis, heroic, north, mad lions = only danish teams col had a stand in and were full danish for like a week, jks inc so back to an EU roster. having 1 player from each team doesn't make it a danish roster lmao
2020-10-15 04:55
And whats the three best full US teamS :?
2020-10-15 06:47
We? You are still silver fake flagger
2020-10-15 06:27
Your kind is the sole reason why people hate Danish fans...
2020-10-15 08:19
#358
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Denmark Ulver
He is autistic, it's the only post he ever writes.
2020-10-15 09:45
we have so many teams that I made a mistake. but you are a negative just and can not see the point in my thread you cling to which you can use against me in your own optics, what a loser
2020-10-15 12:24
Or is astralis that iq because they bought a contracted player when they needed made him him seem like a god with that glaive igl and selling him off at a much higher price
2020-10-15 06:38
flair checks out
2020-10-15 14:39
his salary is gonna be nuts
2020-10-15 01:05
it wont be as insane as we think probably shouldnt be more than woxic and alex. Might be comparable only if c9 get a very good buyout.
2020-10-15 01:10
I defo think it is at least as good as Alex’s
2020-10-15 01:26
#109
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Sweden quacke
Salary is probably gonna be comparable, like in the 10-20k range. But the total contract value, with buyout...
2020-10-15 01:28
#231
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United States ShawnM
it will definitely be more than floppy and mezii, probably floating a little above them and deffo below woxic and alex
2020-10-15 04:56
It will be money not nuts. He is not a elephant
2020-10-15 06:28
it would be poggers if they got bubzki #69 😎, ma i made it!
2020-10-15 01:11
#87
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Brazil ZerongBr
imagine joining a team to be the sixth lmao should be terrible tbh
2020-10-15 01:18
Lmao tier 5 inc
2020-10-15 01:02
#7
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Canada Redderder15
? hes 1 of the best riflers in the world?
2020-10-15 01:02
As if...
2020-10-15 01:04
#50
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United States NA_KEKW
he was trying to get #1 but no one got #1
2020-10-15 01:06
0/8 i watched the stream where C9 played vs dosia,adren,guardian and 2 more washed up players and they were struggling vs them. Ur C9 is gonna get clamped by tier 1 and tier 2 teams and ur gonna keep making excusses. C9 with this roster can play tier 3 tournaments.
2020-10-15 02:53
we will see, ima pin this and check back in 6m to a year
2020-10-15 02:55
in less than 6months c9 will realize that they bought bots (mezzi and floppy). Then they are gonna splash some serious cash on a real top 10 player cuz there isnt one in the team.
2020-10-15 02:58
alright, but the project itself will reach T1 and not get rekt by T2 and you will see
2020-10-15 02:59
current top 15 teams on hltv would rekt C9,they wouldnt even stand a chance. It will be a miracle if they reach top 20. Edit: not 100T they are gonna disband
2020-10-15 03:06
#321
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Serbia TheSerb
Thats what they said about og but they are pretty solid
2020-10-15 08:19
lmao.. Look at OG players. aleksib - top 2 igl on the scene. valde - was best player in north and igl. ISSA - a solid aimer. Mantuu - a solid awper. NBK - decent support with years of experience. Now look C9. ALEX - IGL who had the best player in 2019 in the team with the strat "play decoy for zywoo" Woxic - great awper, the best player in C9 and u cant say anything against him mezzi - 0 experience in pro scene whatsoever, never played vs tier 2 teams not to mention vs tier 1 floppy - "upcomming talent" played in NA vs tier 3 teams estag - played with the best team in the world had 2 maybe 3 good games. When u play few good games in the best team , people will think u are also good.
2020-10-15 11:52
#392
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Serbia TheSerb
Esetag was gr8 in heroic, was theyr best player Mezzi was gr8 ongamer legion and cheap so they gamble on him Alex is a gr8 igl he brought rpk back to life Vita played much better and more consitent then than now, now they play as a team but someone allways plays like a bot
2020-10-15 13:23
I can tell that you didn't realize they're playing with a coach, a stand-in, and pretty much 3 of the C9 players. That's not even the finalize roster lol.
2020-10-15 05:21
1 player missing. And vs dosia adren guardian who all stopped playing thats sad
2020-10-15 07:36
#66
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India magizhchi
The second half of your name suits you so much now
2020-10-15 01:10
+1 i just checked that lmao
2020-10-15 01:13
What is considered second half ? Baited_12yo or just 12yo ? I'm asking for my friend.
2020-10-15 01:16
#91
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India magizhchi
both make sense
2020-10-15 01:21
kekstralis
2020-10-15 01:02
wtff
2020-10-15 01:02
nooooo waaaayy lets goooooo
2020-10-15 01:02
Damn you'd think he'd stay with astralis he seemed hype for the move
2020-10-15 01:02
Apparently xyp9x was in talks with other organizations but as they fell through they moved xyp back to the starting lineup so es3tag would be on the bench now. es3tag and xyp will both play the Next Event tho as far as I heard Tbh I honestly don’t know anymore what astralis is doing, I just hope they won’t kill bubzkjis career
2020-10-15 07:12
"Apparently xyp9x was in talks with other organizations" source: hltv forums
2020-10-15 09:12
yeah maybe you ask for a source instead of assuming i put that shit out of my ass. 🤡 youtube.com/watch?v=6KuoslTKVkY by the numbers episode #132 at around 58:15 "for some reason he stops being burned out when he's no longer in negotiations with other orgs, its weird".
2020-10-15 09:51
#387
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Croatia Makz_CRO
Anything coming from these 2 cringe bots shouldn't be taken at face value. Btw Thorin, at least wash your hair before doing an episode. This way it seems you are laying in bed all day living a shitty life.
2020-10-15 12:58
thats why i said "apparently". their information usually is pretty good though. they just have a.. strange way of communicating these things.
2020-10-15 13:16
#404
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Croatia Makz_CRO
That's exactly the problem. It doesn't matter if their info is accurate when Thorin is obviously full of hate for Astralis and calls them trash while Lewis shits on JuGi way beyond the necessary amount.
2020-10-15 17:07
gotta agree there
2020-10-15 17:30
#10
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United Kingdom KFB4
nooooo waaaayy lets goooooo
2020-10-15 01:02
xD
2020-10-15 01:06
ez4kassad
2020-10-15 01:02
clown 9 still.
2020-10-15 01:02
#13
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Ukraine ksay
isn't playing on Astralis was his dream? :)
2020-10-15 01:02
#20
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Brazil !nStinct
Its all about money xaxaxaxa
2020-10-15 01:03
#57
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United States ArcHenry
I guess he doesn’t want to play on a 7 man roster. He probably wants to play every match
2020-10-15 01:07
Yeah who wants to be a sub anyway
2020-10-15 01:13
boobski says hi
2020-10-15 03:13
Bubbaski likes it.
2020-10-15 06:30
yea, 6 man roster not bad, but 7 man is a lot, if es3tag stayed on I think we'd rarely get to see bubzkji play, especially after es3tag performed so well
2020-10-15 01:17
#14
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France Uexo
Yooo sick
2020-10-15 01:02
damn
2020-10-15 01:03
#16
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United States NA_KEKW
WHAT??
2020-10-15 01:03
lul
2020-10-15 01:03
#18
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United States knownsock
god team incoming
2020-10-15 01:03
#227
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Sweden dogtown
Legit the worst international team I’ve ever seen assembled..
2020-10-15 04:43
#234
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France LorisDF
FaZe fan talking...
2020-10-15 05:05
#235
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Slovenia DiZzy7
You either still mad bout boston or scared of C9 coming to compete in europe and beat Faze again soon...the way you kids keep trashing the org since stew left just shows how braindead you are pulling the same joke for 2 years now..and tbh no offence to faze but they have been struggling quite a lot for a long time
2020-10-15 05:12
Clown9 fan talking 🤡
2020-10-15 06:32
#334
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Sweden dogtown
Scared of this roster LOLOLOL. I could put together a pug team and beat this shit.
2020-10-15 09:07
Lmmaaao
2020-10-15 01:03
I'm guessing 25k dollars a month, you heard it here.
2020-10-15 01:03
#23
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China HEIDASHUAi
WHAT
2020-10-15 01:03
rip career
2020-10-15 01:03
#25
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United States notawaffle
big brain xyp9x comes back and he wants out
2020-10-15 01:03
es3tag going back to tier-2 weird flex but ok
2020-10-15 01:03
#27
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Spain elskio
omg expected
2020-10-15 01:04
I see potential
2020-10-15 01:04
#30
PeeP | 
United States Den422
damnnn i hope mezii performs and does good idk him at all but if he does good then this team really is gonna be solid
2020-10-15 01:04
If they really get a 6 man roster, who's to say if mezii is even gonna play.
2020-10-15 06:37
This team is getting scary
2020-10-15 01:04
#34
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Netherlands staticNL
astralis always lying about everything
2020-10-15 01:04
#35
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Germany ConAction
what the fuck why did he join astralis then ?
2020-10-15 01:04
Astralis probably bought him for a loooot less than they sell him now, so financially, a good move Also es3tag will probably get paid better in C9
2020-10-15 07:14
#308
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Austria doMK0
his contract expired before astralis, so they didnt have to pay anything as far is i can remember
2020-10-15 07:59
ah, youre right. thats even better
2020-10-15 08:14
how much money are they paying lmao
2020-10-15 01:04
#37
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United Kingdom Z0mb1e_
I really doubt it considering hes playing with the current best team in the world who gave him a chance, is the most famous team in his country, is in great form, is probably being paid handsomely and probably has a massive buyout as hes new
2020-10-15 01:04
#103
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Finland Jodecast
LMAO Do you really think they will take him back into the lineup
2020-10-15 01:25
You really think they wanted to have a 7-man lineup? it was all just to make money.
2020-10-15 01:56
If this move happens you have to imagine he is getting a massive pay upgrade, otherwise this makes no sense.
2020-10-15 02:05
C9 has the money to buy him. Also he will get paid better in C9 I’m sure. Astralis cut the salaries of their staff by 30% before they picked up es3tag and bubzkji. The Astralis org is not as great as it sometimes seems
2020-10-15 07:16
PogU
2020-10-15 01:04
Astralis getting him for free and selling him for 500k is just one of the best financial moves ever
2020-10-15 01:05
astralis is the smartest team that ever touched cs
2020-10-15 01:06
+1
2020-10-15 05:15
Nope mouz is. Get niko for free Get ropz for free. Get bymas for free. Get karrigan for free. As an poor org compared to the big ones, they are masterminds
2020-10-15 07:17
Karigan for free??? Lmao
2020-10-15 08:03
Bymas for free, what a treat
2020-10-15 09:19
I guess he's leaving cuz xyp9x came back
2020-10-15 01:05
Of course
2020-10-15 09:58
Now this is interesting.. Hope it works for them
2020-10-15 01:05
C 9 O L O S S U S
2020-10-15 01:06
#46
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Brazil Toxic_BR
I thought this team was gonna have more firepower than this tbh
2020-10-15 01:05
they have a really decent firepower, let's see how everything works out on the server faze has shown firepower isn't everything
2020-10-15 01:06
#121
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Brazil Toxic_BR
But looking from the outside, the lineup doesnt seem game breaking to me, they look like a regular top 10-15 team
2020-10-15 01:35
no fancy names, but I really believe it can work everybody is a known very good player except the british rookie
2020-10-15 01:36
#172
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Brazil SecondKS
mezii will surprise many people, he has great firepower and intelligence, floppy is a decent player in tier1 NA, Alex can combine great support with frags, woxic really the best of the team, es3tag proved to be very good where he played (but for me bubskji if would fit this c9 better) .. they are not renowned players, but everyone has high K / D in their old teams
2020-10-15 02:29
#282
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India Snap2602
+1
2020-10-15 07:02
#47
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
KKKKKKKKK
2020-10-15 01:06
#48
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Argentina jqn
no please he deserves a better team
2020-10-15 01:06
This Team is gonna be either seriously underperforming or a very solid Team, depends highly on woxics and meziis performance tbh
2020-10-15 01:06
I hope not.... Great move for Cloud9, bad move for Astralis
2020-10-15 01:06
that would make sense, with xyp9x back and Bubzkji already in the roster, he would almost never play
2020-10-15 01:07
He is playing better than both
2020-10-15 01:35
Not really. Xyp9x is always a better fit for the Astralis core.
2020-10-15 06:39
They won a big event like a weak ago
2020-10-15 07:39
well, with xyp they would not come from lower bracket and win the grand final 3-0 but, i think, considering that astralis have gone through so much change in recent months, last epl win was not the peak of that roster yeah, i cant tell which one would be better :)
2020-10-15 09:51
bad move? who wants an average player to be on a potential top 1 roster?
2020-10-15 09:14
#59
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Denmark luisleg99
Well with xyp back and esetag benched this is the best, he’s a monster and he needs to play a lot in t1 to manta in his level, I wouldn’t be surprised if bubzkji is kicked too
2020-10-15 01:08
probably 7 players are too much, because Xyp9x will be back soon
2020-10-15 01:08
Really interesting roster
2020-10-15 01:09
#65
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Germany Germania
dumb move
2020-10-15 01:10
First the juggernaut, now the colossus. Let’s see where this goes for C9
2020-10-15 01:10
Back down to rogue
2020-10-15 08:06
ok this is epic
2020-10-15 01:11
#71
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Brazil hugoooo
??? I thought he had a CONTRACT with Astralis, recently signed btw
2020-10-15 01:11
#88
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Canada firtlast
org has all authority to cut the contract for a good deal
2020-10-15 01:18
#99
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Finland Khroni
C9 can just buy him out He's more or less served astralis purpose with him anyway it was clear they were going to sell them later on
2020-10-15 01:23
#73
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Croatia Awestamper
pls no
2020-10-15 01:12
es3tag is amazing, but he needs to not be underutilized like he was on Heroic. If ALEX can push him like Magisk did, then they're working with a very powerful roster. If he cant be worked in then the roster is not impressive.
2020-10-15 01:12
Nice for him Sitting in the bench is stupid
2020-10-15 01:13
Yes in it would be stupid. He is sitting on it.
2020-10-15 06:36
i believe this is a godsent tier team at max
2020-10-15 01:14
#104
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Finland Khroni
Probably right but should still sit higher since they have much better individual players and have a base of native English speakers so comms should be ordered
2020-10-15 01:25
With Alex? Lmao
2020-10-15 06:37
"much better individual players" are you joking? :D
2020-10-15 09:15
#359
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Finland Khroni
You seriously retarded enough to think that ALEX isn't better at killing than krystal or that woxic isn't as good as farlig?
2020-10-15 09:46
they are, but it balances out.
2020-10-15 09:47
#80
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Russia LeGoBoys
Astralis taking players for free. Pumping their price with victories and selling for huge $$$. 201iq
2020-10-15 01:14
This roster has all the right pieces to be successful. If it's a flop, well... C9 should just leave CS.
2020-10-15 01:15
thats good, 6-7th roaster is a good idea but think that never will work and all players wont be happy
2020-10-15 01:16
Holy shit I didn't think they could do it
2020-10-15 01:17
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-10-15 01:17
so good to hear that astralis will finally fall
2020-10-15 01:18
#107
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Sweden swedz4
+1 Astralis can suck my D
2020-10-15 01:27
yeah astralis is really in shambles.. now they have to play with xyp9x, a guy they have never won anything with.
2020-10-15 03:27
#252
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Denmark Notallama
xd
2020-10-15 06:26
Crybaby
2020-10-15 06:38
#90
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Canada firtlast
literally the only good part about this roster is esetag and alex well gl....
2020-10-15 01:18
W0xic top 5 awpers world Floppy probably best available man for his role Mezii is replaceable if he ends up being shit EZ top 10
2020-10-15 01:24
#135
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Canada firtlast
woxic team destoreyier u not see mousez sport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????
2020-10-15 01:43
You are delusional Woxic is a damn good awper.
2020-10-15 06:27
Woxic 0 iq
2020-10-15 06:38
Clearly all he needs
2020-10-15 06:39
To get kicked?
2020-10-15 06:41
to be the 4th best awper in the world
2020-10-15 06:47
To die in flames from 100hp several times?
2020-10-15 07:14
Woxic will make or break this Team and i actually think he‘s the first one that gets replaced if stuff doesn’t work out. I‘m not worried about mezii, I think a lot of People underestimate him
2020-10-15 07:21
expected a turkish flag when I read this
2020-10-15 09:30
Aj-stral-ax
2020-10-15 01:20
NOOO :( much better than both gla1ve and xyp9x.. not sure about dupreeh though.
2020-10-15 01:21
Dude that's not how Counter strike works... you can't compare them like that when they don't play the same roles. He plays same roles as xyp9x but you can't srsly mean that he's a better player than xyp.
2020-10-15 02:01
so 1/2 of my statement still correct
2020-10-15 02:35
???? what tf are you talking about?
2020-10-15 12:44
0/8 decent t2 player that shined in a few online games is now suddenly considered to be better than xyp...give me a break. its not like astralis has won anything when they played with xyp
2020-10-15 03:22
facts. not to mention his performance dropped to like 1.05 or smthing when playoffs came lmao
2020-10-15 09:16
Better than glaive? The mvp of the game.. burgers can always surprise with low iq thinking
2020-10-15 06:40
poggers if true
2020-10-15 01:22
#97
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Hungary raffai
LUL LUL LUL
2020-10-15 01:22
ok ok i see you
2020-10-15 01:23
WTF Completely unexpected!
2020-10-15 01:23
#106
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Sweden swedz4
OMEGALUL
2020-10-15 01:26
go get jks and make floppy sixth player and ez major
2020-10-15 01:28
Well, JKS would be SICK, i agree. But, he will join coL
2020-10-15 01:29
get fucking oBo instead, and bring his family to Europe too, make a deal with them, One year to Europe whit his family, If at any point he decides he doesn't feel good here then send him off, the org could pay for their house and all, they have a shit ton of money it wouldn't hurt them to do shit like that to have a player like oBo. And still the majority of the tournaments would be Online during that one year contract so he could play from home close to his family if he chosed too.
2020-10-15 01:38
xD Well, oBo will most likely join GenG
2020-10-15 02:03
yeah sure xD as if obos family would be willing to do that...would they get a salary too or would obo feed them? lmao
2020-10-15 03:16
#149
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Turkey PhauX
i think C9 wanted him but he refused the offer of C9 and joined Complexity.Because Complexty looks more consistent and ready team.
2020-10-15 01:54
ASTRALIS MALDING LUL
2020-10-15 01:29
Why would they malding lol...?
2020-10-15 06:05
This can't be fucking real......... After all the things he said about being in Astralis, that it was a dream to him, and then stay there for 4 months become one of the best players of the team during those 4 months and then go to Cloud9?????? dude
2020-10-15 01:29
He was probably told to move to the bench as Xyp9x is back. . but yeah he knew what he signed up for but things change haha
2020-10-15 01:31
dude even with xyp9x in the team I they literally could change a player from tournament to tournament, if es3tag goes to Cloud9, just watch in like 2 months an Astralis player taking a break, and then they have to play with bubzkji who wasn't played an official game with the team since forever, with es3tag they already had the confirmation that if they needed to, they could ad him to the team in one tournament that he would already be adapted to them, now bubzkji in the other hand..... btw if you go to bubzkji's hltv page it says that bubzkji has "No Team".......... hmmmmmmmm hltv.org/player/9612/Bubzkji hmmmmmm
2020-10-15 01:45
HLTV only counts the currently active roster as a part of the team, meaning 5 players at a time. That's why Xyp9x also has "No Team", because he's currently on the bench with Bubzkji.
2020-10-15 01:53
+1
2020-10-15 09:17
He would just be stuck in the Astralis bench anyway. Some good online games won't make them pick him over Xyp9x.
2020-10-15 01:50
#115
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Tunisia fakr00n
I discovered es3tag only when he played for Astralis although he was in Heroic for a long time.With Astralis he was playing on a high level,i don't think he'll keep that on other team.
2020-10-15 01:30
#116
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Europe Vallon4
Wow... that was fast. He's a great player and a nice person. I wish him all the best.
2020-10-15 01:30
wtf why
2020-10-15 01:32
this lineup is still a bit ????? but es3tag is solid af, cool
2020-10-15 01:33
Meh c9 dead roster in 3 months
2020-10-15 01:38
I still would rather be Astralis 6th than join that shitty looking C9
2020-10-15 01:38
COLOSSUS
2020-10-15 01:40
#133
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Turkey DebbSoray
c9 won't work.
2020-10-15 01:40
#134
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France Kakuta0
hype !
2020-10-15 01:40
GOOD LUCK TOP3 TEAM INC
2020-10-15 01:46
no way
2020-10-15 01:46
Don't forget they play in NA, this is a solid top3 there, and if it works good, easily top15 overall
2020-10-15 01:47
They will play in EU
2020-10-15 01:49
They'll play in EU
2020-10-15 06:29
oh you guys are right
2020-10-15 13:55
es3tag > Xyp9x so sad he is out of main Astralis
2020-10-15 01:50
lmao 0/8
2020-10-15 03:12
#144
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Turkey PhauX
If es3tag joins c9, i think es3tag will not able to perform like he performed in Astralis.
2020-10-15 01:51
Kjaerby v 2.0
2020-10-15 01:53
overrated during his astralis tenure and complete dogshit after? agreed
2020-10-15 09:18
POG
2020-10-15 01:54
Astralis will regret btw
2020-10-15 01:54
You can not regret something that has not happened, but you can regret something that has happened, you need to work with yourself..low iq
2020-10-15 01:57
stfu
2020-10-15 02:00
You can also regret something that didn't happen. Most people regret that they didn't do sth.
2020-10-15 07:19
Rekt
2020-10-15 07:29
50 iq right there, I can smell it
2020-10-15 08:19
great player
2020-10-15 01:54
ASTRALIS NUMER 1 IN WORLD RANKING HEROIC NUMBER 2 WORLD RANKING' OG NUMBER 8 WORLD RANKING FAZE NUMBER 9 IWORLD RANKING COMPLEXITY NÚMBER 12 WORLD RANKING MOUSESPORT NUMBER 15 WORLD RANKING GODSENT NUMBER 21 WORLD RANKING NORTH NUMBER 23 WORLD RANKING CLOUD9 NUMBER 23 WORLD RANKING MAD Lions NUMBER 25 WORLD RANKING I SAID IT 2 YEARS AGO AND I SAY IT AGAIN DANISH COUNTER STRIKE WE ARE NOT HERE FOR FUN WE ARE NOT HERE TO TAKE PART WE ARE HERE TO TAKE OVER.
2020-10-15 02:04
we.. lul.
2020-10-15 07:31
#329
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Denmark zeiko
STAAAAP
2020-10-15 08:45
#364
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Denmark Alphamon
Yikes
2020-10-15 09:58
#383
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World breezy0
cringe. it's a computer game
2020-10-15 12:30
you probably do not know your story in your country, but it was also very bad, YOU KNOW HOW HITLER GOT TO POWER ,,, QUIET AND CALM TO HIS POWER HAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-10-15 14:35
#401
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World breezy0
context missing? if you knew something about the troubles in the weimar republic you wouldn't talk such a bullshit. it was everything else than quiet. bad or not it gets always judged afterwards, to quote napoleon: "History is a set of lies agreed upon." there are two sides to every coin. 12 years of the third reich, nevertheless it's nothing compared to the other 1000 years of german history.
2020-10-15 14:44
This team is meh, hope they prove me wrong.
2020-10-15 02:07
OH SHIT
2020-10-15 02:11
#163
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Hungary hardrise
BIG SALARY, FIX PLACE >< BEING AND LEARNING IN THE BEST TEAM OF ALL TIME Tough decision.
2020-10-15 02:19
Astralis big brain moves get esetag for free then have big buy out for c9 stonks
2020-10-15 02:20
astralis baited everyone to expand rosters LMFAO fucking clowns thinking it is meta
2020-10-15 02:26
+1
2020-10-15 04:11
-1 which team actually got a 6th man now? Mouz tried with bymas but then they removed Woxic Vitality is trying now with nivera but they‘ll probably remove someone as well in the long term
2020-10-15 07:26
#170
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Portugal joaosenra
This can work now i can see an lineup that have potential to win something, decente igl, decent awper, and rifles with firepower
2020-10-15 02:22
Hmmm thats wierd lol but gl to him I guess
2020-10-15 02:23
#174
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India mangoes
Yooooo wtf...lesgooooo
2020-10-15 02:34
He don't deserve this...
2020-10-15 02:44
#181
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Europe t.o.p
GL
2020-10-15 02:44
success on this team will depend on whether alex and woxic can actually perform
2020-10-15 02:45
Yes get that bot out of astralis
2020-10-15 02:46
astralis won't let this happen.
2020-10-15 02:57
#191
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Brazil YUB8
Now we're talking
2020-10-15 02:58
wtf why? why would he throw away his career like that? Astralis is way better than C9, he could win a major with Astralis but he never has a chance with the current C9 roster.
2020-10-15 03:01
Would rather be in Astralis' bench, eventually playing some tournaments, than being in the "new" Clown9. Not to mention his numbers with Astralis so far
2020-10-15 03:06
It's hard to sit at bench when you're young, full of energy and want to play, instead of wasting potential.
2020-10-15 04:25
Someone attempts to snap a player from Astralis? Boy, that is gonna be some juicy drama.
2020-10-15 03:26
"Colossus" KEKW
2020-10-15 03:31
finally 1 decent player out of 5, still tier 3 team
2020-10-15 03:34
Good player but: - I dont see any stars that can pull a team like that to tier1 level. - They have to replace floppy at some point, which is going to hit them.
2020-10-15 03:36
I would prefer them to pick up Bubzkji, to be honest.
2020-10-15 03:49
#217
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Luxembourg winner666
messi? oh mezii nevermind
2020-10-15 03:55
they should pick up jkaem while there at it
2020-10-15 04:05
At first I was sad to read this after his recent matches and the 7man prospect but xyp is returning and will do the job. The last matches weren't as dominant as they could've been, too. This means bubz will get more playing time and get on Astralis level sooner or later. If someone of the old Astralis players will leave in the near future they can always buy him out or negotiate an Astralis buyout-clause in his new contract. Will be interesting to see if Astralis will buy a 7th player again now. Or even start an academy team
2020-10-15 04:08
no more murican org? mmm let see what happens...
2020-10-15 04:21
will b nice pickin up for C9
2020-10-15 04:28
#226
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Switzerland b3n5
Might finally be time to bring out the c9 hoodie mens
2020-10-15 04:30
Ez for es3tag
2020-10-15 04:58
Wtf
2020-10-15 05:38
good luck
2020-10-15 05:46
#240
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Indonesia Journeast
This is why Clutch Minister return to the team.
2020-10-15 05:57
Lol Kjaerbye and now this HAahhahahahahhahahaha
2020-10-15 06:09
#244
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well this is quite surprising didn't ever think I would see something like this considering his last tournament.
2020-10-15 06:11
well this just shows that astralis is a shit team . even tho he played like a god now that xy9 is back they 99.9% would bench him because gla1ve's friend needs to play . If im bubzkji im leaving this shithole as well
2020-10-15 07:00
#283
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Glaive's so called friend tends to be a 20 trophy winner and regarded as the best Support player ever, I think he might not be wrong at playing him.
2020-10-15 07:03
if you want only them to play then dont make a 7 members team . Astralis right now is a millionaire who buys 100 cars but only drives 2
2020-10-15 07:05
#286
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well it is an esports organization after all which mainly focus on ventures that cashs them profit. If anything, Astralis did a favor to Esetag by letting him have a stint on the team and increasing his worth in the scene!
2020-10-15 07:07
"because gla1ve's friend needs to play" at least use logic instead of the smooth dead part of your brain in this moment
2020-10-15 09:19
astralis smart af buying estag for free and then paying him few month salary and selling him for x100 amount
2020-10-15 06:17
damn this can be a game changer for C9
2020-10-15 06:20
#247
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South America ZyvvOo
Nice team now
2020-10-15 06:20
eu team
2020-10-15 06:24
Lets just hope that they don't become clown 9
2020-10-15 06:28
#262
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Denmark twinseN
Gl es3tag :)
2020-10-15 06:35
Good luck.
2020-10-15 06:36
#268
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Denmark Notallama
I think it all makes sense, they will want to play with their main lineup for the major points.. and on the long run in general. Even though C9 might have paid a big buyout, it's likely not as big as people think.. es3tag probably didn't get a long contract at Astralis as the sort of standin role. I'm sure Bub was originally intended to be the 6th man with a long contract. It's also ain't all that strange that they won't discuss it with the media right before an event...
2020-10-15 06:38
Expected already
2020-10-15 06:39
He is so good :)
2020-10-15 06:48
this is great for c9, excited to see them tear up EU but not expecting a lot. takes time in eu. see col.
2020-10-15 06:48
good job asstralis , lost your best player because of your low iq
2020-10-15 06:58
pretty sure device is still on the lineup...
2020-10-15 09:20
or Magisk.. or Dupreeh.. or even gla1ve but not es3tag lul
2020-10-15 10:03
no, just device..
2020-10-15 10:07
so clueless, go play fortnite
2020-10-15 10:13
This Roster moves are So funny Next? Liazz to Complexity XD?
2020-10-15 07:05
This is so fucking dumb.
2020-10-15 07:11
I respect es3tag as a player, heard he is a great teammate too, but I do not think he is enough to pull them to the number 1 spot. I think they lack pure firepower, especially if Woxic does not show up. In any case, gl Patrick and c9
2020-10-15 07:12
#300
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Europe nvebev
so -es3tag +sunny ??
2020-10-15 07:30
#290
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United States AuraVII
Now this is looking like a sick roster, hope it happens!
2020-10-15 07:12
That move doesn't really make sense 🥺
2020-10-15 07:55
It would make sense if it was Bubzkji
2020-10-15 08:07
#307
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Poland DG84
Es3tag is 2head xDD Moving to na crap team to play xDDD mobile.twitter.com/tarik/status/13161137..
2020-10-15 07:56
bruuuuuuh.
2020-10-15 08:02
#316
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Sweden botl0f
i can't believe it that astralis took ecovice over es3tag. es3tag is so much better.
2020-10-15 08:11
im sure they were "definitely" thinking a lot about it and device was "100%" one of the names that came to mind xd
2020-10-15 09:23
this lineup looks sick :o
2020-10-15 08:20
xaxaxaxaxaxaxa Astralis pretended to make multi mens roster but in reality they needed quick replacements for xyp9x and Gla1ve who were out for a while. Now they’re trying to cash out on them. So fake.
2020-10-15 08:26
astralis 200 iq move: get a noname on team, make him carry a tournament, sell him for good money, keep playing with old 5
2020-10-15 08:28
Pretty good choice, he has been playing well. Still I think he deserves better.
2020-10-15 08:32
Faze clan it's your chance to grab him. Perfect player for any role
2020-10-15 08:41
ok
2020-10-15 09:00
Why would Astralis let him go?? Hes been great, hes a new signing it’s a new projekt makes NO sense to sell him..
2020-10-15 09:15
Because the best 5 of Astralis has Xyp9x not Es3tag, they have been playing together since years and all the strats flow through their blood. They are rank 1 and there's no need to work hard with a new player to teach him their playstyle
2020-10-15 09:29
WHAT? WHY??? this mf "colossus" is gonna flop from day 1. rip es3tag career
2020-10-15 09:30
Seems very exciting and congratz to C9 who got a star player.
2020-10-15 09:31
WTF LEAVING Nº1 TEAM IN A WORLD TO GO PLAY WITH NO TEAM. I'M NOT SHORE IF THE A GOOD DECISION.
2020-10-15 09:31
it's official now
2020-10-15 09:33
#354
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Argentina ivanpb
es3tag the danish dosia
2020-10-15 09:35
official NICE BABY
2020-10-15 09:36
Not Bad i hope w0xic, Alex and es3tag will be able to carry those 2 trash Tier 2 players.
2020-10-15 09:37
Dude what?
2020-10-15 10:55
THORIN WAS RIGHT ABOUT ASTRALIS JUST BEING A BRAND PLAYER ORG THORIN WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG AS ALWAYS XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD its cool that such amazing players dont have to waste their time on the bench
2020-10-15 11:24
bubzjki spare of asstralis. least he is happy for that situation
2020-10-15 12:05
what?? where is espiranto blet?
2020-10-15 12:53
i can get behind this team
2020-10-15 12:58
jkaem 6th
2020-10-15 13:10
Pog. Good luck colossus. People used to doubt coL when they were built. You can prove them wrong too. Top 10 after 6 months! Good luck!!
2020-10-15 13:26
#397
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United States Jeebur
They can't have 2 developmental players in mezii who has only MDL experience and floppy who has limited tier 1 experience from a tier 2 team. Their "6th" has to be jkaem or some world class player and put mezii to the actual 6th man
2020-10-15 14:28
#398
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Brazil de_lite
tier 2 lineup
2020-10-15 14:31
danish aim Pog
2020-10-15 16:27
expected
2020-10-15 18:00
Great pick
2020-10-15 18:59
I don't really see this roster having enough firepower to be a top5 team.
2020-10-15 23:15
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