Astralis confirm sale of es3tag to Cloud9

The Danish player will join the North American organisation after DreamHack Open Fall.

Astralis have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Cloud9 for the transfer of Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen to the North American organisation. The deal, which will be effective after DreamHack Open Fall, is described by Anders Hørsholt, CEO of Astralis, as "one of the biggest transfers on record", although the financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed by any of the parties.

es3tag will move to Cloud9 at the end of the month

es3tag has been on Astralis' books since July 1, when he was recruited on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract with Heroic. He has averaged a 1.12 rating for the Danish team, who returned to the top of the world rankings on Monday after winning ESL Pro League Season 12's European division.

"I am proud to represent Astralis, I love the fans and I never for a second thought I would be move on to a different team this early," es3tag told Astralis' website. "I just won my first big title and I truly enjoy working with all the guys on and around the team. Over the past six months, I have grown as a person and a player, and I owe a lot to the organization.‍

"That being said, what Cloud9 is offering me is something I needed to consider seriously. I love the ideas behind the project, and I believe it will be a team to consider in the top of CS for the years to come. While I am sad to leave Astralis and all the people here, I look forward to the challenge in Cloud9."

es3tag rounds out the starting lineup of the new-look Cloud9, who will make their first appearance in Betway Nine to Five 5, a $50,000 tournament that will run between October 26 and November 4. The North American organisation is looking to add "an active sixth player" to the squad, according to general manager Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer, to ensure that the team's plans are not disrupted by visa issues or health problems.

With es3tag on his way out, Astralis once again have a six-man active lineup as Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth is officially back on the team after almost five months out of action while on medical leave. Kasper Hvidt, Astralis' director of sports, stressed that the organisation is not in a rush to add to the squad but reiterated the desire to work with "a full two-team roster with 10 players" in the future.

With es3tag's addition, Cloud9's lineup looks 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
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
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
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
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
xd
2020-10-15 09:42
he is so much better than xyp
2020-10-15 09:42
#31
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Finland nexustron
Yeah, if Astralis sold Xyp9x instead it would have been better for Astralis but this is not a bad option either
2020-10-15 09:44
#125
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Denmark Cleandog
+1
2020-10-15 10:08
Astralis just made 1 mil profit in 3 months ez work
2020-10-15 10:32
Stonks
2020-10-15 10:42
Astralis just made big money there, probably $1 - 1.2 mi. The $2.1 mi is the whole deal, including salaries (possibly bonus as well). Well, Astralis just showed what a six-men roster is good for...
2020-10-15 23:19
+1
2020-10-16 00:25
Max fucking cringe tweet
2020-10-16 10:00
+1
2020-10-18 17:28
I doubt anyone would want to buy Xyp over Es3tag
2020-10-15 10:36
#185
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Finland nexustron
That is true, I meant that it would have been better for Astralis if they could have sold Xyp instead of es3tag (for the same price) who knows which one has a better relative value if they are valued at different prices
2020-10-15 10:45
logical would be for Astralis to keep es3tag, he adds a lot still with the best team. But when you take a look at how the financials look for Astralis it is really smart to sell him for such a huge price. for me, es3tag is a beast that will be a star player on any roster.
2020-10-15 11:53
#288
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Finland nexustron
+1
2020-10-15 12:10
#298
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United Kingdom novaseer
In my opinion, Xyp9x was the right choice to keep as Astralis's map pool with him is much bigger. Es3tag pops off on Train, sure, but he doesn't play as well on other maps, whilst Xyp9x is consistent across most, if not all, maps.
2020-10-15 12:28
In es3tags defense, he also pops off on Nuke.
2020-10-15 12:59
+1
2020-10-15 15:23
#403
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Brazil SecondKS
consistently the fifth best player at astralis, lets go!
2020-10-15 15:00
what people u stupid xddd the guy legit was free agent b4 astralis grabbed him (to make some holiday for their real players) he played his best games in life in that period (probably wont play that good ever again since hes not prodigy 25 years old already.) Then Xyp (real deal) rested they cut down benchwarmer es3 and luckily sold that irrelevant player for big sum and got good old major winning roster again. xyp>>>>es3tag in all regards.
2020-10-18 14:29
Then again it might not. Es3tag may have played really well for the few matches he did play but first off it was only online. 2nd off he doesn't have the support, following or trophies/achievements that xyp do. New stupid rich org offers to buy up a player that hasn't really proved that much it's actually really smart.
2020-10-19 12:36
:D :D yeah why get a 4 times major winer who can do it for more then 6 yers when you can get a wanna be that did it like 10 times nad didn´t wan any majors and got carrid all the time nad went big only when set up by team .. :D :D :D
2020-10-16 14:47
It's great for es3tag bcoz he will be a star player in cloud9 and NA crowd will support him
2020-10-15 10:50
#256
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Finland nexustron
It is good for es3tag but just purely from a competition winning perspective I think Astralis is a better option, Cloud9 definately is not a bad team though.
2020-10-15 11:49
C9 Starplayer > Astralis bench lmao
2020-10-15 12:18
#295
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Finland nexustron
Astralis player > C9 player > Astralis bench. We now know that he did not get the chance of being an Astralis starter on a consistent basis anyway so going to C9 is the best option for him.
2020-10-15 12:19
What about Astralis 2nd Team? i guess c9 is still a better opinion
2020-10-15 12:38
#308
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Finland nexustron
Nice meme, C9 is def better than "Astralis 2nd team", it is like joining Heroic or MAD LIONS, C9 is better than all Danish teams except like Astralis and heroic (and es3tag just left Heroic so he is not going back)
2020-10-15 12:47
did C9 play already or am I missing something?
2020-10-15 13:22
#332
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Finland nexustron
0/8
2020-10-15 13:23
+1
2020-10-15 19:35
u dumb, stupid or dumb?
2020-10-15 17:32
#453
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Finland nexustron
0/8
2020-10-15 18:11
ok ur all, 5iq kid
2020-10-15 18:13
yeah joining a 2nd astralis team would be horrible for him lots of tournaments he wouldnt be able to attend
2020-10-15 12:55
+1
2020-10-15 14:35
#347
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South Africa @FyreCS
I agree completely, I think the 6th man roster iteration is bad since it creates internal pressure between others and your spot isn’t guaranteed
2020-10-15 13:48
#348
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Finland nexustron
in a way that is good, basically every regular sports team does that. It forces you to not become complacant.
2020-10-15 13:50
Its most better for the teams preformance to have more than you starte with so they can pressure each other in training. If CS:GO every want to be seen as a really sport this have to work. They have not had enough time on Astralis to really test it either. Both es3tag and bubzkji would still have alot to learn about astralis tacs on the maps, that does not come in 3-4 months, you would first have seen if it really worked in like 1 year.
2020-10-15 14:17
es3tag is garbage , and will be back to shit performance , when a team is not playing for him. In 2 months no one will remember this overated bot, i will now laught at C9 T-sides with mezii + es3tag playing exacly the same style AHAHHAHAH, dumb hltvers only looking at stats. At least astralis players are smart to keep xpy9x, and dont get influenced by this moron threats saying "es3>Xpy9x"
2020-10-15 13:24
0/8
2020-10-15 19:24
#355
jdm64 | 
United States ekwi
+1 sure xyp is a great clutcher and all that, but honestly just OK otherwise. es3tag was pretty much an upgrade
2020-10-15 14:03
+1
2020-10-15 17:28
#35
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China SS_SS
0/8
2020-10-15 09:44
+1
2020-10-15 09:46
hello baginho
2020-10-15 09:46
#86
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Czech Republic Guczy
sup bois
2020-10-15 09:53
#53
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Netherlands atsook
0/8
2020-10-15 09:47
u will see after Dreamhack ;) GL playing with 12-15 avg kills player, check the statistics before u talk
2020-10-15 09:48
#66
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Netherlands atsook
with xyp astralis won 4 majors and you say that xyp is bad or what ?
2020-10-15 09:49
with es3tag they wouldve won 8
2020-10-15 09:50
0/8
2020-10-15 09:50
#210
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Denmark Kon10R
"Would have" ... One bird in your hand or 10 on the roof ... Selling the skin ... etc.
2020-10-15 11:03
welcome to hltv. Bottom fragging player of each team is always a bot and needs to replaced by zywoo or simple (only one of the two, the other one is a baiter)
2020-10-15 09:50
es3 just exposed the support (paycheck stealer) role he played better than all astralis and it felt good
2020-10-15 09:52
my man xyp9x is so good at stealing checks is that he makes it into top 20 to cover that he is shit
2020-10-15 09:55
lets see where he will be this year no one cares about 2018 achievements, lets say mibr are good then ?
2020-10-15 09:56
he didnt play? if you are going to pull off he is stealing paychecks from being in the bench,you lose most of your income if you are on the bench
2020-10-15 09:56
youre such a clown
2020-10-15 10:17
> he played better than all astralis and it felt good no? Like actually no. Thats just a lie.
2020-10-15 09:56
+1 not even personal bias but Dupreeh was the guy who popped off the most lately
2020-10-16 09:02
es3tag setup to have good stats and sell for $$$$, fakking autists
2020-10-15 11:52
#211
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Denmark Kon10R
🤣🤣🤣🤣 +111 You REALLY got me on this one! "Hltv experts" are the main reason why I hang out in here!
2020-10-15 11:04
The Team without Esetag, has won plenty, so I think they will survive :)
2020-10-15 10:57
rly, es3tag are better than xy9, idk, astralis should have retained the young talent, which has already shown itself very well, and xy9 will be worse than es3tage, but yes, there are disadvantages that the young has no experience, but everything will come, I believe that they are losing a very good player ... but on the other hand, they gave him a good boost for further :)
2020-10-15 09:55
+1
2020-10-15 09:56
0/8
2020-10-15 10:16
breh where did the 0/8 meme start ????
2020-10-15 11:57
0/8 Xyp9x 4 majors Es3tag 0 major
2020-10-15 10:37
this is such nosense without xpy9x they would never won 4 majors in total
2020-10-15 11:56
#390
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Denmark Eagle3y3z
Halfbrain, Xyp is a god in CS.
2020-10-15 14:52
Veto is a fan of mibr lol xD
2020-10-15 19:33
+1
2020-10-15 10:23
Sad to see disrespecting Xyp like that. Underestimate the 4 time major winner is just pathetic.
2020-10-15 16:21
+1 99.9% of the autists here are silver 3 and tell that Xyp is "bad" because they think this is some sort of ranking up in MM challenge where stats are everything and wins mean nothing. Comms, support, teamplay, and having each others back means nothing at all.
2020-10-15 19:33
+1 totally agree but did not want to be super toxic about it :D
2020-10-16 00:40
It's time we change things.
2020-10-16 05:24
wowie
2020-10-15 09:42
"one of the biggest transfers on record" ez money
2020-10-15 09:48
yes, this proves just how far ahead of the competition astralis is. imagine picking up a 6th man for free and then selling him for a truckload only 4 months later. this is how sports orgs should be run.
2020-10-15 09:51
Imagine they are so far ahead that why copy mouz. Mouz get Niko for free as 6th man 2015/16 and sold him for 500k. Mouz get Ropzs for free and atm one of the the player any top team wanna have Gte bymas for free and will bring in the end at least 100k if it gets perfect and he become next ropz easy money.
2020-10-15 09:55
mouz has done some great recruiting, no doubt. but selling the best player on your team is not the same as selling your rotational 6th man...
2020-10-15 09:58
Mouz was shit with Niko. After he was sold, Mouz finally starts to compete slowly for trophies. So your "best players" argument is shit. You "far ahead" is such a fanboing bullshit. Astralis didn't invent the 6th man lineup and they didn't invent to get players cheap and sell them big.
2020-10-15 10:02
Niko was easily their best player, even if they have improved as a team since. ropz is easily their best player now, selling him would also be a blow.
2020-10-15 10:04
Niko was no help for team success. You can be the best player individual but when you turn your team into shit you are also the worst player for the team. Selling is the best you can do. Ropz is a team player who does what he gets told.
2020-10-15 10:08
yeah, niko turned mouz into shit, it was never about any other player but him -.- yes, ropz is great. that's why selling him for would not be as beneficial to mouz as it is for astralis to have sold their fringe player.
2020-10-15 10:09
watch how it went for mouz since they sold Niko. It went better for them from year to year. Imagine they wouldn't had sold him and build a lineup around him. Faze 2.0 with overpaid non tournament winner noobs.
2020-10-15 10:13
sorry to be the one breaking the news to you, but faze has won more than mouz since niko's transfer... and if you don't think mouz would be better with niko than i.e. bymas you are just delusional... anyhow, selling a player that is not even on your starting line-up is still better than selling your star player. saying anything else is crazy.
2020-10-15 10:17
man you fukin killing him xD Wondering how long he's going to complain about mouz' success since Niko "kick" lmao. And as far as i know Niko has kicked himself cuz he was forced to learn german, what he apparantely didnt do.
2020-10-15 11:38
Look mouz tournaments wins before and after niko They won more before niko and more after him. Aha bye Facts rekt you
2020-10-15 14:41
Faze invest 3-4 millions more in the lineup. Win per € is in faze far lower than in mouz. And with mouz 6 tournament run last year they are very close to faze number wins. Mouz was shit with niko without success came. So proof me wrong oh you can't cuz that is what happened
2020-10-15 14:37
yes, faze love burning through money, what does that have to do with any of this? mouz are good a recruiting, i agree. this does not change that it is better to sell your rotational player than your star player (yes, niko was their star player, even mouz improved as a team after selling him).
2020-10-15 14:44
It is good when you sell the player you don't want anymore. Star player or not.
2020-10-15 14:48
they would probably be even better with niko, nobody from the niko line-up except for chris is still in the line-up.
2020-10-15 14:52
You see at faze what happens when you have niko too long in your lineup. He is talented but everything else don't help every team.
2020-10-15 14:57
because faze's problem is all about niko...
2020-10-15 15:01
He is right with niko and mouz tho. Mouz were t2 EU team without him he came team went to utter shit and after faze bought him they actually achieved something. Niko is a good player but he wasnt good player for mouz.
2020-10-15 15:26
so you don't think mouz would be better today if they -bymas + niko?
2020-10-15 15:51
No because Niko would want to force IGL once again. I think he would rebel even under glaive.
2020-10-15 15:53
maybe, maybe not, none of us know. doesn't change that you rather sell a rotational player than your star player.
2020-10-15 16:01
But he was free sign to give him a chance he would never work out in that mouz lineup how it is not the same i dont understand
2020-10-15 16:03
#362
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Denmark ghostan11
You are so biased.Facts are that mouz only made good money out of niko.Astralis signed a 6th player and made shit ton of money, prob more than mouz overall
2020-10-15 14:13
First it was 2016. 500k was really a max buyout at this time. And ropz is probably worth a million beside his help for mouz success.
2020-10-15 14:34
#384
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Denmark ghostan11
and who cares it was 2016? Clearly mouz is stuck in the past if the best sell for them was 500k for niko, meanwhile astralis prob got 600-700k for e3stag. ropz is worth a milion , so what? astralis players are worth more, but they wont leave so is ropz in mouz
2020-10-15 14:50
You talked about money so the time matters to understand the numbers. You don't know what astralis get yet. No a gla1ve and device maybe equal or little more worthy than ropz. Not all astralis player. Cuz as individual they aren't so good. They work in their system great but as standalone they don't have the value for other teams, except maybe marketing stuff.
2020-10-15 14:55
#395
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Denmark ghostan11
gla1ve and device equal or little more worthy than ropz? and you call someone delusional ? both of them achieved more than ropz will ever do in next 10 years.And both of them would sell a LOT more than ropz
2020-10-15 14:56
Price isn't about archivements it is about performance. And you call other delusional.
2020-10-15 14:59
#406
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Denmark ghostan11
funny that you even consider ropz equal or little more worthy than for example device or gla1ve any team in the world would love to get glaive as igl and i bet he would sell more than ropz. dev1ce isnt even debatable, cuz he is more skilled than ropz will ever be so its basic math that he would sell for more than ropz so overall 0/8
2020-10-15 15:03
And they also bought snax, and bench him few weeks later
2020-10-15 10:03
Astralis got no money for Kjaerbye... so what is your point?
2020-10-15 10:05
are we gonna even talk that xyp is better than kjaerbye?
2020-10-15 11:29
we talk about money fails
2020-10-15 11:30
this wasn't the case when they bought snax
2020-10-15 10:24
2020-10-15 10:56
doesn't change that fact
2020-10-15 12:09
thats cuz there isnt any good player on the market lol. If they wanted NiKo it would cost them like 2 mil minimum.
2020-10-15 11:59
niko is better and would cost more, this doesn't change that astralis picked es3 up for free and is now selling him for what i'm sure is a pretty steep pricetag (considering the buyer)
2020-10-15 12:33
yea i agree they made a big deal. C9 are just desperate to find a good player and thats why they took him.
2020-10-15 13:43
exactly, and astralis give up pretty much nothing
2020-10-15 14:03
#3
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France pol44r
Now taking c9 very seriously, can't sleep on 3 very good players Btw i refreshed 10 mins to get top spot and the second i look away the news pop up
2020-10-15 09:43
thats kind a sad mate
2020-10-15 09:45
#44
RpK | 
France pol44r
Yeah lol next time i guess
2020-10-15 09:45
-woxic soon i dont think he will work out, we will see.
2020-10-15 15:27
#4
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Australia milk1sk
cri menss :((
2020-10-15 09:42
why downgrade to Clown9?
2020-10-15 09:42
because he can actually play there?
2020-10-15 09:43
Money talks
2020-10-15 09:45
#49
RpK | 
France pol44r
Because he was gonna be benched?
2020-10-15 09:46
#62
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Slovakia M130
yea he wouldnt play in Astralis anymore and he is good to be just benched player like Guardian
2020-10-15 09:48
+1, i do think that es3tag is at least as good as xyp tho ):
2020-10-15 09:57
#149
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Slovakia M130
Thats true he come through a long jurney to get into Astralis and did so much for the team in the last 6 months and now xyp just come back to the team and be like good bye ur benched I am better,hope he will win the major with Cloud 9
2020-10-15 10:22
#172
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Europe DoktorEgg
Play in the Major? With the Astralis core saying that they wanted to play with the old five man roster at the next major and not being "oh, I don't know, it is up to Zonic" about it then it was pretty clear that the old guard had drawn a line in the sand. If Astralis did say "nope, sorry lads, es3tag is playing the Major" then it would cause a hell of a split in the team and put es3tag in a really nasty position. If he moves to C9 then he'll play the major, 100%, and even has maybe a 5% chance of winning it. I'd say there is more chance that Astralis will win the next Major but vastly higher chance of C9 winning than Astralis winning with es3tag in the line-up which is what es3tag should care about.
2020-10-15 10:37
#214
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Denmark MeToxi
Both device and gla1ve said before these news broke out that the consensus was that the 5 guys who won the last major will get to defend their title. Es3tag got a better offer, so he understandably took it.
2020-10-15 11:09
shaahaha
2020-10-15 09:42
shashashasha 🤣🤣
2020-10-15 14:57
Now kick mezii
2020-10-15 09:42
agree who is mezii
2020-10-15 09:44
you dont know who he is or anything about him but you think he should be kicked? nice Russki logic
2020-10-15 11:33
we didnt ask u gtfu
2020-10-15 12:24
+1
2020-10-15 10:45
lul
2020-10-15 09:42
#10
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Germany I_car
Ok lol
2020-10-15 09:42
lul
2020-10-15 09:42
gl patrick <3
2020-10-15 09:42
#14
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Indonesia LosD
ok
2020-10-15 09:43
Pog
2020-10-15 09:43
So sad
2020-10-15 09:43
ALEX - IGL + lurker woxic - AWPer mezii - support es3tag - support floppy - entry fragger kassad - coach Nice team tho.
2020-10-15 09:44
woxic and es3tag both amazing on Train. POG train team lmao
2020-10-15 09:45
#300
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United Kingdom novaseer
inb4 every team bans train against c9
2020-10-15 12:32
Nice team for fight top 30
2020-10-15 09:52
#102
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Sweden axelious
CS isn't what it used to be, getting in top 20 is an achievment none the less. If they are a top 20 team for a year improvements can be made, look at BIG, Heroic, Fnatic, Furia etc etc. It's not only the top 1 spot that matters.
2020-10-15 09:57
so why Godsent get so much hate when they always fight for top 20 spot?? Nobody talked about top1 but top 10. And BIG has the goal to be top 1 in Germany for german fans and sponsors. HenryG said C9 have to show success after the lineup starts. That are two different situations.
2020-10-15 09:59
#105
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Sweden axelious
Idk, Godsent are doing okey. If they keep grinding and maybe find one more key player they could have potential to win tournaments.
2020-10-15 09:58
#19
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Georgia Megobari
Poggers
2020-10-15 09:43
WTF
2020-10-15 09:43
#21
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India l3thality
pog
2020-10-15 09:43
#22
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Romania ViolentJ
Lol
2020-10-15 09:43
#23
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Finland dehU
proggers
2020-10-15 09:43
#24
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Finland nexustron
ez for c9
2020-10-15 09:43
ahhaha asstralis losers
2020-10-15 09:43
? this is a huge win for them, they picked up es3tag for free and now selling him for a huge amount. They are so far ahed of every other org
2020-10-15 13:06
No they are not... There are orgs who have been selling talent for far longer than astralis. Because astralis made huge trasnfer doesnt mean they are inovative.
2020-10-15 15:29
They are far ahed in business modelling is what I mean, they operate more like a company compared to many other orgs in t1
2020-10-15 15:32
Ehm. Sorry but mouz has been doing something simmilar for years. Than they tried to win and whole snax fiasko happened but. My point astralis arent first to do this.
2020-10-15 15:35
Astralis were the first to implement a >5 roster, which is now paying off in a huge way. Things like this is innovative and changes the scene as more follow in their footsteps, I stand to my point that astralis is far ahed of probably every other org in the scene just from a business modelling perspective
2020-10-15 15:38
No Niko was sixth man roster in 2016. So they are 4 years late.
2020-10-15 15:41
Well astralis are the first that made it work, and that is what counts in business. I think you're just standing by your point but realising I'm right at this point dude
2020-10-15 15:42
First who made it work? Niko was sold for half a mil in 2016. He was signed for free and mouz actually started to win after the sale so where are astralis inovative when they are 4 years late? Because they made half a mil more?
2020-10-15 15:44
TImeline for you. Mouz had decent team. Picked up niko (probably because of legija) GobB benched. Niko put in team. Niko IGL. Niko sold for half a mil. So how is it inovative when moz did this 4 years earlier?
2020-10-15 15:48
10 man roster, they said Nikolieholm at it again
2020-10-15 09:43
best of luck to him <3
2020-10-15 09:43
#28
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Yugoslavia Esketite
Good luck es3tag! Show them what you got.
2020-10-15 09:44
fake news
2020-10-15 09:44
astralis confirmed sale in instagram
2020-10-15 09:46
Astralis will regret
2020-10-15 09:44
they already won hard, imagine how much more buyout they got from c9 than what they paid to heroic
2020-10-15 09:47
So all about the money huh ?
2020-10-15 09:48
for astralis org, yes
2020-10-15 09:52
#87
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Philippines EDBX
Well, yes.
2020-10-15 09:53
#107
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France Chim0ng0
what else lmao it’s a business
2020-10-15 09:59
They didnt pay to heroic, they just wait until his contract with heroic was no more
2020-10-15 10:18
They paid 0€ to heroic. So yes they made a hughe profit
2020-10-15 10:45
c9 such a weird mixteam
2020-10-15 09:46
#81
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Sweden axelious
Haha agree, can't get any weirder
2020-10-15 09:52
lolz 😎👌👍
2020-10-15 09:44
Lmao wow
2020-10-15 09:45
#39
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Poland Recruitn1
Lul
2020-10-15 09:45
Sad, he had a lot of good things in Astralis. Hope C9 will fit him well. -mezii +bubjzki to c9
2020-10-15 09:45
#41
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Poland Blaszek
pog
2020-10-15 09:45
#42
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Europe Holiwis
gg
2020-10-15 09:45
#43
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Russia cyberneRy
sosad
2020-10-15 09:45
#46
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Poland Astoner55
Wtf
2020-10-15 09:45
PogU
2020-10-15 09:47
#52
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United States cyrus2121
bomba
2020-10-15 09:47
first
2020-10-15 09:47
#56
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
WTF, c9 looking kinda good now
2020-10-15 09:48
holy shit c9 is nice
2020-10-15 09:48
Astralis 200 IQ, get him for free, pay him a few months of salary, get his worth boosted by playing on the best team in the world and sell him for hundreds of thousands. 200 IQ business, good job.
2020-10-15 09:48
Astralis are noobs they are so poor that is why they copy mouz way to success.
2020-10-15 09:49
Mouz majors?
2020-10-15 10:19
Astralis ESL Ones?
2020-10-15 10:31
Nice try bro 😂
2020-10-15 11:50
easy
2020-10-15 12:02
#303
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United Kingdom novaseer
Road to Rio?
2020-10-15 12:33
Qualifier?
2020-10-15 12:40
U are dumb as fuck.
2020-10-15 13:07
Qualifier Cry is free.
2020-10-15 13:16
Sure
2020-10-15 15:27
S T O N K S
2020-10-15 13:05
#63
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Japan Amatsuk1
wtf
2020-10-15 09:48
es3tag is overhyped atm. Before Astralis he was an average player. Astralis won 1 event and suddenly he is the best player in the world LUL. He will be average again in C9. C9 needed a player like JKS to become a top contender. With Es3tag they will not win Flashpoint and get seriously not much success.
2020-10-15 09:48
Exactly, people are so quick at overhyping players, astralis environment + online cs can make everyone look good
2020-10-15 09:50
Still need to see how C9 do after a few months, then we can truly start judging. Teams don't show up out of nowhere and win tournaments straight away anymore
2020-10-15 09:59
Es3tag played for a long time. There is no need to wait. Everyone knows what he can do if he is in a "normal" team and not in Astralis. Just average player with average plays.
2020-10-15 10:04
#138
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India Reaper1
clearly shows you haven't been here for long. es3tag was a star player and he had to switch his roles always sacrificing for the team and was always being used wrongly. He made the most of his time in Astralis out performing his team mates
2020-10-15 10:18
star player for a tier 2 team LUL
2020-10-15 10:57
#350
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Serbia bakedcs
es3tag average rofl guy is a fucking beast comfortable with playing like any position in the game to a more than decent level and is an insane teamplayer. On top of that he frags the fuck out. You're fucking clueless buddy guy is a fucking jackpot for any org/team.
2020-10-15 13:51
So where was his S1mple carry moments in the last 4 years when he is such a beast. Absolutely delusional hype.
2020-10-15 14:39
#382
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Serbia bakedcs
Who even mentioned s1mple?
2020-10-15 14:48
Beast player imply play and carry like S1mple, electronic, elige, jks, zywho, ropz. If you not on that level you aren't a beast player.
2020-10-15 14:50
#386
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Serbia bakedcs
Delusional idiot.
2020-10-15 14:51
Said the guy who call an average player a beast. Aha bye
2020-10-15 14:51
#391
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Serbia bakedcs
Calling es3tag average is the definition of delusional.
2020-10-15 14:52
Yeah he is so above average that he played so long in tier 2 teams.
2020-10-15 14:56
#65
ropz | 
Netherlands ONGix
OMG COLLOSUSSSSSSSS
2020-10-15 09:48
Hahahhahaha thorin was so right! youtube.com/watch?v=Ck22svULBnA&ab_chann.. es3tag is decent, but he is not a great player. Put him in astralis and ofc he looks great, then ez cash out on a stupid org like c9 that falls for the bait rofl
2020-10-15 09:49
#126
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Europe Juuzou_
What does he say, no time to watch it now. Can you tldr?
2020-10-15 10:08
7:30 - 9:35
2020-10-15 10:14
#132
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Europe Juuzou_
thanks bro
2020-10-15 10:14
+1
2020-10-15 10:20
#71
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Switzerland Schwandi
Biggest liars in the scene
2020-10-15 09:50
ez money
2020-10-15 09:50
Bubzkji still no play and it will get worse
2020-10-15 09:51
#78
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Sweden axelious
7 man roster my ass
2020-10-15 09:51
profitable 4 astralis.
2020-10-15 09:52
ez profit for astralis
2020-10-15 09:54
So, for anyone wondering, yeah, it's about the money. For everyone involved. And that, well, is just too weird to me.
2020-10-15 09:55
Gonna miss you with that Star Jersey, gl Patrick.
2020-10-15 09:55
He was pretty good “stand-in”
2020-10-15 09:56
so astralis loses their best players to a budget coL? n1
2020-10-15 09:56
best player, lmao. are u serious`?
2020-10-15 10:21
yes
2020-10-15 10:46
youre absolutely clueless, go play fortnite
2020-10-15 11:00
+1
2020-10-15 11:19
no.
2020-10-15 20:10
#110
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Sweden Zolity
omegalul
2020-10-15 10:02
#111
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France laglory
LMAO
2020-10-15 10:02
inb4 benchzkij retires and becomes astralis twitter manager
2020-10-15 10:02
#304
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United Kingdom novaseer
Lucas: I would do no such thing
2020-10-15 12:35
#113
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Philippines leks1
Raising es3tag's stats so orgs can buy them at high prices. Stonks.
2020-10-15 10:03
good news for Bubzkji
2020-10-15 10:03
Veni vidi vici. I think this was mainly es3tag´s own decision. It would be interesting for most players to be based in USA at some point, and maybe he gets a more key position in the team ... and maybe more money. Plus he will leave on a high note, job well done. If it was entirely up to Astralis, then they would most likely rather let Bubskij go.
2020-10-15 10:03
Honestly about time, can't wait to see him on C9.
2020-10-15 10:04
H U M A N T R A F F I C K I N G
2020-10-15 10:05
#166
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
+1
2020-10-15 10:33
#123
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Europe Juuzou_
What a laughable bunch of fucks there at astralis. Great team in the server, but i really dislike them outside of it. “ Patrick will be missed by everybody here, and I hope one day, he will yet again be a part of Astralis. We wish him the best of luck!” Then why the fuck sell him...? No wonder why he does not want to go into specifics. Sleezy fucks
2020-10-15 10:10
maybe he wanted to go? has that ever crossed your mind?
2020-10-15 10:22
#155
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Europe Juuzou_
Has it ever crossed your mind that if you want to meep someone you need to give him trust and recognition. Astralis could just have said that they failed or where not able to keep a top performer satisfied because of internal stuff and they understand they fucked up and he took this opportunity.
2020-10-15 10:24
lol nice theory buddy, u came up with that on your own?... its much more likely that he just wanted to play fulltime and cash in a higher salary.
2020-10-15 10:27
#169
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Europe Juuzou_
Why you act so derogatory? This whole 6/7/8 man lineup was a fucking joke, it's rumoured that xyp9x will return and that probably made the decision for him. I don't understand why Astralis didn't put their trust in a player who wished to play for Astralis, didn't mean to leave but chose for his career. Obviously(!) But Astralis shouldn't act all sad and sorry when they have the say in trust/chances a player gets.
2020-10-15 10:33
You think es3tag moved to Cloud9 because of ""rumours""????? wtf?? If xyp9x is coming back es3tag definitely already knew about it for some time now. And if he did this is probably because he just wants to play full time, after his good performances in Astralis. You don't want to stay "in the bench" waiting to play in a tournament in a month or two when you know that you're able to play at every tournament and do something for your team. Probably not because Astralis didn't gained his trust. He just wants to play.
2020-10-15 11:08
#226
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Europe Juuzou_
You basically summed up what I implied. Thanks. And ofc they know more, but for us it are still ''rumours''.
2020-10-15 11:18
#223
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Czech Republic xANUx
its a business, every org will say this "oh we are so sorry for letting you go, blablabla", even though they wanted to get rid of him, thats how PR works anyway I think es3tag knew whats gonna happen to him and sooner or later he would either stay on that bench or leave the org, he just won a trophy and is recognised more than ever so i dont think he is sad
2020-10-15 11:17
#228
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Europe Juuzou_
Ofcourse that's how PR works, and I hate it. Because it feels super fake. Instead of blowing smoke up their own arses be real. We all know what went down, so who are they fooling, right? And from a proper business you can expect some self reflection, IMO.
2020-10-15 11:20
#233
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Czech Republic xANUx
I mean I like Astralis players but the org... It is how it is and I dont think it wont get any better, the org is under shitstorm and they want to keep their image I miss the old times when CSGO as an esport was fresh, more honesty etc, as you said, nowadays it seems so fake
2020-10-15 11:26
#244
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Europe Juuzou_
I agree bro. Things developped to a different level of professionality but lost quite a lot of charm. But maybe it's also that I got older that I miss the magic in CSGO, and the fact that i'v played and watched the same 7 maps for like 13 years.
2020-10-15 11:33
#260
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Czech Republic xANUx
I miss cobble tbh and CS needs new competetive map, that would fit into pro map pool (I dont think anubis is one of them) One thing about Astralis that needs to be said. The whole org was built, because the players were not satysfied with TSM. It looked like Astralis was the org mainly about their players and not business. But now its the same like TSM.
2020-10-15 11:55
#164
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
I can't imagine him wanting to leave the best team in the world for this... I wont accept it
2020-10-15 10:31
#179
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Europe Juuzou_
Ofcourse not, don't reply to this brainwashed guy
2020-10-15 10:39
es3tag had 2 options: stay with astralis, be a substitute player and earn less money or: go to c9, play fulltime and earn MORE money.. its perfectly reasonable for him to go for the second option. how is this so hard to understand for ur tiny brain?
2020-10-15 11:39
#398
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Europe Juuzou_
How hard is it to understand for your tiny brain that I am not judging esetag anywhere. I completely understand his decision. Im talking about the crap astralis is spewing out as a response on his departure whilst they have/had full control on giving him what he hoped for, and imo deserved.
2020-10-15 14:59
#400
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Europe Juuzou_
Maybe try to comprehend what is written down before you act all tough. Idiot.
2020-10-15 14:59
are u braindead? they wanted to keep him and he left for a better offer...wtf are u even talking about? "Astralis coach Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen has admitted that he would have liked to keep Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen in the team but that Cloud9's offer proved too good for the player to resist. "
2020-10-15 15:02
#407
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Europe Juuzou_
Damn... you are really stupid. He literally said he didnt think/wanted to leave astralis after only 4 months. He wanted to be a core player, which astralis didnt give him the trust in/opportunity for cuz xyp is coming back. So ofcourse he doesnt want to be the 6th wheel. But i can’t handle how astralis are acting all sorry for the loss, when they had all the tools to keep him aboard. DERP
2020-10-15 15:05
lmao he never signed to be their 5th permanent core member..he knew he would be the 6th player that gets rotated... what did u expect astralis to do? dump xyp while he was on a break and make es3tag their perma 5th? got to be kidding me.. this wasnt even up for debate at any time. and no, they didnt have all the tools... because being a permanent player is not something they could offer to him.
2020-10-15 15:10
He'll become average player without good support and zonic's brain
2020-10-15 10:07
#128
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Croatia Netkov
One of weirdest moves in CS.
2020-10-15 10:09
#130
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Germany NitczkaCS
Good for C9 but what a shit show from Astralis
2020-10-15 10:12
#136
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Indonesia Journeast
Thanks for everything es3tag, now it's time to say goodbye!
2020-10-15 10:17
7 man roster btw
2020-10-15 10:19
gg wp welcome to London Sir :)
2020-10-15 10:20
WHY
2020-10-15 10:20
This is excatly what Thorin said Astralis would do. Make a "random" player apart of their squad and then sell him for profit.
2020-10-15 10:20
#146
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Hong Kong sneo@hltv
7-man roster is a joke
2020-10-15 10:20
He show one good game and people thinking he is good? OMEGALUL
2020-10-15 10:21
#352
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Serbia bakedcs
0/8
2020-10-15 13:57
This is why astralis is best team ever in cs, they have brain
2020-10-15 10:23
Worried for es3tag. He could have become at least 2 times better than xyp9x.
2020-10-15 10:23
Win tournament and sell the best player? Stupid af
2020-10-15 10:24
#157
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Quite a surprise signup tbh, I think Esetag himself wanted to go for it
2020-10-15 10:26
Sad to see him dumpstering his career, wtf is he gonna accomplish with mezii or woxic lmfao. Also ALEX who is way less skilled than gla1ve who is arguably the best IGL that has ever touched the game compared to ALEX who still has to prove himself to be a competent as an IGL without a major superstar the likes of Zywoo. Dumb move by es3tag, I wish him good luck though, he's gonna need it.
2020-10-15 10:27
Why would you wanna be a backup on a 6 man roster when you can have a starter position on a good team? this is why I don't like 6+ player rosters.
2020-10-15 10:28
Agree 6man is not needed
2020-10-15 12:12
Great thing, he deserved it, I'd say thanks to astralis he developed really much, or at least he proved himself. Anyway astralis made great investment with signing him up
2020-10-15 10:28
i believe this is his decision to move, maybe c9 give a better offer and a regular spot at the team after an amazing play and winning the epl astralis and esetag himself surely will get a lot of money from this trade, but i feel bad because i wanna see him play more at astralis hopefully this transfer wont ruin his development/career. GL!
2020-10-15 10:28
expected.
2020-10-15 10:33
#168
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Hungary raffai
XDDDD nice, so much fucking with the 6 player roster for nothing
2020-10-15 10:33
They still have bubzkji, so still a six man roaster
2020-10-15 10:53
#482
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Denmark resolut
they still have 6 players.did you not pay attention to mathematics in class or were you dropped out?
2020-10-15 22:50
Noooo, that's such a shame! He fit perfectly on Astralis. That's really a sad transfer... I guess Astralis wanted some money in the bank. I'm sure they would have kept him if they didn't receive a really, really good offer.
2020-10-15 10:35
#180
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Germany Nachofish
kek
2020-10-15 10:40
This is about the best they could pick up, exciting times ahead. Just not sure about floppy but hope he proves me wrong...
2020-10-15 10:37
#199
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Serbia hltvmens
Floppy isn't bad, but mezii is more of a question mark I would say.
2020-10-15 10:54
mezii can do his job as support, but NA scene to EU is big gap already.
2020-10-15 10:57
And after this u will say astralis is good org? Lmao
2020-10-15 10:37
#178
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Germany Nachofish
+1
2020-10-15 10:39
good or bad you cant deny that they are smart af
2020-10-15 11:22
they arent smart as org
2020-10-15 11:30
buy es3tag for 0$ sell for 500k and you call them stupid 0/8
2020-10-15 11:41
not for 0$(and not for 500k$)
2020-10-15 12:01
they got him as a free agent, ofc there was a salary, but they paid him only after signing
2020-10-15 12:11
but they didnt sell him for 500k$
2020-10-15 13:19
yep, probably even more considering alex was bought for 600k lol
2020-10-15 13:20
lmao no, they sold him for 300k$ max He played 36 maps and already cost >500k$?
2020-10-15 14:34
He played 36 maps with good rating, won a t1 tournament and became a unnamed MVP of the won finals ;)
2020-10-15 15:31
yes, i didnt say he is bad player, he is good. But only 36 maps and in good team. Maybe he wont play with 1.2 rating in cloud9?
2020-10-15 16:46
i dont know the exact cost but if they payed mezii a high amount i was sure that they had paid a higher than 500k amount for es3tag
2020-10-15 14:13
if its true then cloud9 dont have brain
2020-10-15 14:35
indeed they don't lmao
2020-10-15 15:32
Finally Astralis has a 5 man roster again, 6 man rosters does simply not work Hope this helps
2020-10-15 10:38
They still have bubzkji tho, so they technically still have a six man roaster but he will probably also leave, maybe he will go back to Mad Lions again lmao
2020-10-15 10:52
Bubzkji is more of a social media manager than a player, he spends more time tweeting about how dead NA CS is than playing CS Hope this helps
2020-10-15 11:00
#197
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Serbia hltvmens
It didn't help :(
2020-10-15 10:52
rip danish cs again.
2020-10-15 10:39
F
2020-10-15 12:09
#182
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Germany Germania
bunch of clowns they will suck so hard with xyp
2020-10-15 10:43
#194
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Serbia hltvmens
0/8
2020-10-15 10:51
#225
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Poland DG84
0/8^8
2020-10-15 11:18
+1 feels good as a NaVi fan kkkkkkkk Imagine if back in the past they didn't sign magicboy and bring back shakerbye, this move is about to be as dumb
2020-10-15 12:09
he was clearly joking, but dummies like you wouldnt recognize it.
2020-10-15 15:14
he was clearly not joking, but dummies like you wouldnt recognize it.
2020-10-15 15:28
cringe...you really are that stupid...but expected from that flag and flar combo
2020-10-15 15:54
cringe...you really are that stupid...but expected from that flag and flar combo
2020-10-15 15:55
#183
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Finland HARD4ENCE
7 man roster was bullshit all along, not surprising. Well, this could work out for es3tag, who knows. He's a great player and imo would have been an upgrade to the starting lineup.
2020-10-15 10:46
The thing is: ezetag was "a great player" with great teammates near, now he goes back to Heroic level lul
2020-10-15 12:06
SELL XYP9X INSTEAD. THIS DUDE IS MUCH BETTER THAN XYP9X... I don't care if xyp9x is the "clutch minister", whit es3tag in your team you wouldn't need a clutch minister because all the enemy team would already be dead leaving no possibility for a clutch. Is Astralis becoming the new MiBR?? But even worse??? Have better players and then sell them and keep the originals because they're only gonna play together..... and botbleve the team???
2020-10-15 10:48
Please shut the fuck up. One good ONLINE tournament and people already say he's better than xyp9x. What kind of retarded logic is that?
2020-10-15 13:51
#192
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Indonesia Lya
ez money for astralis
2020-10-15 10:51
#193
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Ukraine Dert38
Patrick! :))))
2020-10-15 10:51
Lmao people who blame Astralis are so fucking dumb, they took Es3tag for free 3 months ago and now they sold him for 600-700k(my guess).Xyp came back and they still have Bubskji, that's how business works.
2020-10-15 10:51
#356
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Serbia bakedcs
Heroic remained fucking solid, Astralis winning tournaments, getting a big check for es3tag, es3tag getting Astralis experience and joining a new project as star player instead of substitute, Cloud9 forming a team that looks scary to say the least yet hltv tards always need to complain. The es3tag arc is great for the scene in these turbulent times but these fucking retards just need to whine and blame.
2020-10-15 14:03
#205
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Netherlands wesbvb
ffsss
2020-10-15 11:00
#208
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Portugal dracø
Astralis with the power plays. They got him for free and now they sold a player inflated by their own teamwork. Along the way they manage to deal with the burnout in the team and actually won a tournament with him. Now they'll just have their main roster rested and ready to play again
2020-10-15 11:01
rested and ready to being rekt by Na'Vi again kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-15 12:05
What are you on about? They literally just beat Na'Vi
2020-10-15 13:05
yep. with ezetag playing tourney of his life. With washedupn9x NaVi 32-10 EZ
2020-10-15 13:13
#318
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Portugal dracø
2020-10-15 13:07
#320 with zeepnyx hltv.org/matches/2339401/natus-vincere-v.. being rekt while you think it is you who wrecks, oof boiiiiii
2020-10-15 13:17
#330
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Portugal dracø
Bruv, I'd much rather see na'vi win, but there is no point in being blind. Na'vi are inconsistent af and they never managed to get to that level of gameplay again.
2020-10-15 13:21
y, try to escape a shameful wreck, gl gl
2020-10-15 13:24
Such a sleeper team i reckon. Heaps of potential there.
2020-10-15 11:02
#212
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Russia cyberneRy
how much?
2020-10-15 11:05
pog
2020-10-15 11:07
Es3tag is gonna win another trophy DH and leave for a minimum of 600k..not worthy
2020-10-15 11:08
So this is why Astralis was buying out the entire Danish scene...
2020-10-15 11:09
"buying out" lmao they tooked all of them for free, baiting to not sign new contracts with current orgs kkkkkkk
2020-10-15 12:04
Sad.... 🥺 Really enjoyed watching him play on Astralis, but also glad to see Xyp9x back and the team making a lot of money. Good luck, es3tag - best wishes 🥰💔
2020-10-15 11:11
Astralis big stonks
2020-10-15 11:12
ez money for Astralis
2020-10-15 11:13
#222
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Australia csRIOTgo
omg... LOL... this is like selling players to PSG... rip them off... what a business deal!
2020-10-15 11:16
#224
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Poland DG84
i hope he'll rest in pepperonis . yadda yadda he leaved astralis due to xyp9x, he'd nice opportunity to play in realy good team, now is now he're going to na scrim team with no future at all xD
2020-10-15 11:18
nooo why, Astralis failed as an organization :(
2020-10-15 11:21
ngl C9 look like trash top20 at best
2020-10-15 11:23
Why not selv Bubzkji??? Patrick is a way better player, and should have stayed with Astralis
2020-10-15 11:23
Hmmmmm... Maybe cos Clown9 wanted ezetag and not booski? :thinking:
2020-10-15 12:00
#368
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Denmark ghostan11
U must be butthurt that navi lost so you reply to everyone with danish flag.mimmimi go cry in the corner s0mple fan xaxaxaxa
2020-10-15 14:22
oof, too fat of a bait 0/8 try harder pls, ty <3
2020-10-15 15:15
Henryg splashing a shit ton of money on Es3tag lol. Such a waste. Astralis should have kept snappi and jugi and then they already would have had a B team rdy with Snappi igl Jugi awp could replace with mertz or whatever Es3tag support Bubzkji god -
2020-10-15 11:27
well after all looks like RLewis and Thooorin might have been on to something, when they said "Xyp is holding the org hostage" xD Like, it's fine to bench es3tag etc. but selling someone who is potentially better than multiple players on your starting roster, before you even know whether Xyp can still hit a barn is just ridiculous
2020-10-15 11:28
B-BUT ZEEPEX 4 MAJOR EZETAG 0 MAJOR
2020-10-15 11:58
lets give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that Clown9 had insane amounts of money to offer
2020-10-15 12:01
#236
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Netherlands Sem0733
"one of the biggest transfers on record", although the financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed by any of the parties. I thought new C9 was about that transparancy? Guess Astralis doesn't want to let the people now how they scam their players.
2020-10-15 11:28
they will release info about his contract/earnings, but not the buyout but, you are right, it will be shady. because, if astralis pays more money than clown9, they will also have to cover for the difference within they buyout, so its obscured
2020-10-15 12:02
ok
2020-10-15 11:29
I guess Richard and Thorin were right.
2020-10-15 11:29
Cloud9 perfecting the "buy high, sell low" strategy
2020-10-15 11:32
"he bought ? drop it." (c) bogdanoff
2020-10-15 13:13
There won't be any quantum immortality to save c9 this time
2020-10-15 13:17
Thorin was right all along.
2020-10-15 11:32
They got together a pretty darn good roster in the end,the players have a lot of potential.The problem is they are fairly inexperienced
2020-10-15 11:35
rip ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
2020-10-15 11:35
Transferred "just" because of the money offered. Clown9 will always be Clown9, never on the same level of Astralis
2020-10-15 11:38
lol
2020-10-15 11:41
Solid team, good luck
2020-10-15 11:41
It's just business, nothing more. Astralis sold es3tag for a larger sum of money the he was paid in the first place.
2020-10-15 11:43
GL esetag. Would rather se you on coL instead of nato or rush 👍
2020-10-15 11:45
jks is in nato's slot
2020-10-15 11:56
yes he is not... But rumours says they are trying to buy him.
2020-10-15 14:47
Clown9 becomes top 1 and AstraLULs drop out of 30 and disband kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-15 11:55
ayyy
2020-10-15 11:57
nice
2020-10-15 11:57
#269
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Canada Matchfix
Damn ok I see you c9
2020-10-15 11:59
We take those
2020-10-15 12:00
worst move
2020-10-15 12:01
i mean look he's too good to sit on the Bench so it makes sense to go to a team where he can start
2020-10-15 12:01
#281
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Ukraine YUR4S
fak astralis trash team
2020-10-15 12:06
Good move for C9 good move for es3tag big profit for astralis so everybody wins
2020-10-15 12:07
NOOOOO........... RETARDOS ASTRALIS....... Good luck tho
2020-10-15 12:08
imagine grabbing a mediocre player, make him shine and then sell for huge profits. he will go back to being mediocre on c9 xD
2020-10-15 12:09
easy stonks
2020-10-15 12:10
#292
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CIS 1ShadyY
0/8 es3tag carried most of last games
2020-10-15 12:14
Good luck in your new home E3etag and thanks for your short but great service in the Astralis jersey
2020-10-15 12:16
#296
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Switzerland rhyzr
Curious to see how much of the "astralis effect" had to do with his performance , good challenge for him
2020-10-15 12:21
great move for everyone, i am so interested in that buyout tbh
2020-10-15 12:30
crazy.. now we just need CS:GO 2 that can render smokes without dropping 1 million frames
2020-10-15 12:33
Hahhahahahahhahhhahah
2020-10-15 13:03
Lets goooo!
2020-10-15 12:36
Snappi played 6 games in Astralis Jugi played 9 games in Astralis. es3tag played 15 games in Astralis. Bubzkji has so far played 4 games so maybe like a few more and he's gone too.
2020-10-15 13:03
retarded, joining a tier 3 team after winning with astralis clown 9 is a random collection of players pay so much and hyped so much, but why? who is good except for ALEX in vitality?
2020-10-15 13:03
#322
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Czech Republic VetriX_
lol? Alex is not good average igl
2020-10-15 13:14
#342
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Ukraine ksay
well vitality is pretty good without alex
2020-10-15 13:39
#319
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Czech Republic VetriX_
lol
2020-10-15 13:13
Thorin was right wtf
2020-10-15 13:15
about what
2020-10-15 14:01
Rip astralis
2020-10-15 13:16
They said both sides wouldn't disclose financials but Henry committed to that??
2020-10-15 13:23
Unexpected to be honest. But at least now there will be one team that I will be watching at Flashpoint. Es3tag is a great player and all the best of luck to him!
2020-10-15 13:29
#337
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Ukraine ksay
it's too much for es3tag if he can perform well in astralis it doesn't mean it would be the same in c9 might drop to his heroic level
2020-10-15 13:33
+1
2020-10-15 13:36
#360
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Serbia bakedcs
Drop? He was a beast in heroic
2020-10-15 14:09
#378
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Ukraine ksay
he played against lesser teams and had slightly worse rating i'm just saying that he might not be worth "one of the biggest transfers on record"
2020-10-15 14:46
RIP astralul for good 👍
2020-10-15 13:33
Tier 3 team at best, good luck.
2020-10-15 13:35
good luck es3tag
2020-10-15 13:37
With no ill intent Astralis seem to display lack of moral compass, looking in the past 12 months...
2020-10-15 13:40
who?
2020-10-15 13:40
Ez money 4 astralis
2020-10-15 13:42
#349
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Germany NichtAven
Yeah Astralis is totally building a 10 man roster guys! What an absolute joke that is
2020-10-15 13:50
2 mil pay out overpriced af c9 got scammed
2020-10-15 14:01
No they didnt. Es3tag is a VERY good player that can play 3-4 different roles, entry, AWPer, Lurker and support + he was on a long contract with Astralis, why would Astralis be like "Yeah you can have him cheap?" Also, where did you get "2 mil pay out"? Both Astralis and C9 agreed on not telling the amount of the transfer.
2020-10-15 14:15
2.1 to be exact
2020-10-15 16:20
The 2.1 is not the buyout, its for everything. Salary and buyout included.
2020-10-15 16:28
Still 2.1 mil for everything im sure he is not worth for that price 2.1 mil is big
2020-10-15 16:32
That's still a massive buyout for somebody who isn't even a top 20 player, sure he played well on astralis that is, but outside of that he was mediocre and he's joining a brand new team with people who weren't the #1 number team in CS for a long time.
2020-10-15 18:16
"That's still a massive buyout for somebody who isn't even a top 20 player" lol, not really. "with people who weren't the #1 number team in CS for a long time." So just like every single team that gets put together, lol.
2020-10-15 18:34
Yeah because a couple months of ONLINE play while being assisted by literally 4 of the most experienced and best players in the world means what? The highest valued contract in CS history, and this isn't a s1mple or anything, this is es3tag who historically has been mediocre on his past teams. So to claim that this isn't a massive buyout is braindead
2020-10-15 21:22
First of all, look at the contract he was had over at Astralis, i believe it was a...2 or 3 year contract. The buyout is big, yes, but, its not huge. Just wait until some team signs s1mple or ZywOo lol.
2020-10-15 21:25
Honestly with C9's teams for the past 2 years they have been nothing but failures. I won't even give them benefit of the doubt for jack shit, they could've paid him way less and he would've accepted it. Afterall es3tag would've just been a benchwarmer on astralis anyways.
2020-10-15 21:26
imagine selling your best player atm c9 poggers tho,this team have a great potential if mezii is decent
2020-10-15 14:03
Dream team of clown9 kkkkkkkkkkkkk Lmao
2020-10-15 14:05
#361
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Finland 0lter
hahahaha From heroic to C9 hahahahah I bet things didnt quite turn out the way he expected when he left ahahahahhaha
2020-10-15 14:10
#369
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India mangoes
Surely better than ence or renegades tho
2020-10-15 14:28
#393
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Finland 0lter
fuck no lmao
2020-10-15 14:55
#445
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India mangoes
no cap
2020-10-15 16:50
win win situation
2020-10-15 14:16
Thanks for your service es3tag you have done something great too during ESL Pro League S12. I wish you best of luck at C9 and i can't wait to see the clutch minister to play again ! ! !
2020-10-15 14:18
economically speaking I don't know if there are good reasons to keep more than 5 players in a cs go team
2020-10-15 14:34
I can totally see why u would want 6, but not 7. It's always good to have a "permanent stand-in" so you don't have to play with your coach when something happens to a player.
2020-10-15 15:29
Good for them, he's a bot anyway
2020-10-15 14:38
OMFG THIS IS WHAT I CALL STONKS
2020-10-15 14:52
good luck
2020-10-15 15:00
Astralis marketing POG
2020-10-15 15:00
Translation = we noticed 6+ men rosters won't work and could sell him for a VERY good price Now they if they want a 6th, they can buy stavn for less than their benefits :D
2020-10-15 15:39
C9 spending SO much money for players who obviously need a great system to perform. Will Alex and the coach be able to create one ? I think this team will be similar to OG, some nice runs here and there, maybe a final, but a consistent, championship-caliber team ? I don't see them reaching that level. GL.
2020-10-15 15:51
#448
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Argentina nymeros
+1, C9 is the new OG/CoL
2020-10-15 17:28
CoL is/was way better imo, with more potential and a great structure. Plus they actually won a big event this year. With Jks they might cement themselves as a definitive top team, while OG and new C9 look to me as teams that "can upset".
2020-10-15 17:44
#436
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Denmark twinseN
10 man roster? what
2020-10-15 16:20
Tier 3 confirm'D
2020-10-15 16:39
-mezil and we can talk
2020-10-15 16:48
It is quite sad, he performed really well and they even won something
2020-10-15 16:50
#446
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Argentina nymeros
Cloud9 with two supports??
2020-10-15 17:27
I have no idea why did Astralis let him go. With him I could imagine them have even better era than they have before. Really bad decision from them imo. For Cloud9 it's a good addition. Although I think it would still be better for him to stay in Astralis.
2020-10-15 17:46
Expected from Asstralis. 10 man roster KEKW
2020-10-15 18:01
Not even a top 20 player, only played well on Astralis because lets face it, the number #1 danish team in the world and he was given the limelight. 2.1million contract that's retardedly overpriced. Nevertheless I don't see this team standing up for 3 full years LUL, probably not even half a year.
2020-10-15 18:18
"Not even a top 20 player" Maybe look at the roles he played in most teams, he is not supposed to be #1 world and go 35-13 each game lol. Expected from ScreaM fan though.
2020-10-15 18:35
look at xyp9x moron, don't act like you can't be top 20 while being a support, you're fuckin off the charts rn in the brain department
2020-10-15 21:23
"Oh look at one player, all players must play like him", lol. Xyp9x is legit the best support in the world? Wtf?
2020-10-15 21:23
and es3tag is being treated like he's the best too? So what's your point, es3tag is literally an aggressive rifler, he SHOULD BE DOING GREAT
2020-10-15 21:24
"he SHOULD BE DOING GREAT" Which he did, in the few matches he got to play at Astralis, lol. He only played 14 bo3s and 1 bo5. Looking at the role he had on Astralis he actually performed pretty well.
2020-10-15 21:26
Right, he performed well for such a short period of time with a group of danes who are essentially the best in the world. The new team he's joining. What are they? An international mix of players, who the hell will know if they will play well together. But If I had to take a guess, poorly. C9 isn't so smart in the IQ when it comes to rosters
2020-10-15 21:29
"Right, he performed well for such a short period of time with a group of danes who are essentially the best in the world." I only mentioned that, if you want you can look at his time in Heroic as well. And also, remember his role back then before you comment lol. "who the hell will know if they will play well together." Well, no one knows how a team will play when its brand new and basically have 0 practice at the moment. "C9 isn't so smart in the IQ when it comes to rosters" Thats why they won a major a few years ago? lol
2020-10-15 21:32
His time on heroic was only 1.07 he wasn't that great, and he never won shit on Heroic either, a couple of 3-4th place placements and that's it. Key words a "a few years ago", and since then they've been WORTHLESS.
2020-10-15 21:33
#457
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France Uexo
good trade
2020-10-15 18:29
I hope HenryG announces es3tag's contract salary since he promised to make a public announcement for everyone's contracts.
2020-10-15 19:24
2.1 million with buyout
2020-10-15 21:36
#462
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North America 007DBR9
He was doing so well in astralis as well oh well
2020-10-15 19:26
WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CSGO PLAYER IN CSGO PRO HISTORY WHY ,,,, HE IS DANISH WHY ,,,, HE PLAYS FOR ASTRALIS WHY .... NA HAVE MONEY AND WANT THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD
2020-10-15 19:45
Is slavery back?
2020-10-15 19:57
But how much tho?
2020-10-15 22:13
Please tell me he wasn't expensive...
2020-10-15 22:39
I still remember when this man stood in for EPG 2 years ago on some T3 game, and I was wondering why he is so fucking good, he won me 2.7k$ back then. gg gl to u es3
2020-10-16 01:58
Nice GL guys
2020-10-16 10:50
Easy cashgrab for Astralis org, he'll be back in a half year for half the money
2020-10-16 22:44
CLOUD spending lots of money and building a mediocre team kkk woxic
2020-10-17 02:22
bad idea
2020-10-18 15:45
#498
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Russia Jet1k
very good roster move, my expectations of this team went from top 15-20 to top 10
2020-10-19 09:56
Wow HenryG survived the abuse allegations from his ex. Lucky guy, blessed af he didn’t get cancelled.
2020-10-19 12:28
astralis would win major even with hunden, so 1 million is good move from them
2020-10-21 10:34
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