poizon to miss IEM Global Challenge following emergency surgery

The North American organisation is currently on the lookout for a substitute for the Bulgarian sniper.

Complexity star Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev has been ruled out of the IEM Global Challenge after undergoing emergency surgery, Jason Lake has revealed on Twitter. The North American organisation's founder and CEO added that he is now in the process of finding a replacement for the Bulgarian as the team prepare for their final tournament of the year, which will kick off on December 15.

The news comes as a blow to the European team, who earned an invite to the $500,000 tournament based on the ESL World ranking. The 22-year-old sniper has averaged a 1.10 rating for Complexity, who signed the Bulgarian from Windigo in January 2020.

poizon will sit out the team's last event of the year

This marks the second time this year that Complexity have been forced to find a stand-in. In September, the team had to field emergency substitutes after Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter stepped down from the roster and returned to the United States. Team coach Jamie "⁠keita⁠" Hall played in the DreamHack Open Fall closed qualifier and Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen in ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe and IEM New York before Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage was signed to replace the 17-year-old, who remains on the bench.

Complexity have been placed in Group A of the IEM Global Challenge alongside Vitality, Astralis and BIG. They will take on the Danish team in their first match in the double-elimination group stage.

United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Germany Germania
Oh my god... get well soon. This explains why he didn't practise with the coL guys today. Whats weird is that k0nfig was also not there today. Hmm.
2020-12-09 22:47
35 replies
acoR???
2020-12-09 22:47
25 replies
#24
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-12-09 22:47
16 replies
thank you poizon welcome acoR . thank you rush welcome sjush
2020-12-09 23:13
15 replies
that'd be stupid to have 4 DK players and one AU player besides ML would have stupid prices on acor and there's no reason to get rid of rush
2020-12-09 23:14
4 replies
thank you jks welcome bubzkji
2020-12-09 23:14
3 replies
#135
sh1ro | 
Argentina Xaby
XD
2020-12-09 23:51
ahahahah +1
2020-12-10 01:29
+NaToSaphix
2020-12-10 17:28
#146
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United States codgun
-all but RUSH +DaZeD +Stew +OCEAN +tarik new superteam, guaranteed 10 majors
2020-12-10 00:13
9 replies
Hunden coach cant get better than that
2020-12-10 00:19
3 replies
Mind blown.
2020-12-10 01:12
u mean cypher?
2020-12-10 03:25
Seangares as coach
2020-12-10 09:37
#158
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Germany sza_
We need m0e in here
2020-12-10 01:16
3 replies
-RSUH + m0E
2020-12-10 01:29
2 replies
#190
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Australia Qer1
Gratisfaction time
2020-12-10 06:31
#240
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Germany sza_
+1
2020-12-10 15:35
who wants these bruh players sure its na but it finna b shit
2020-12-10 11:16
Would be a really good improvement on the AWP. Hopefully poizon recover in the best possible way and is ready to comeback to the game soon. Good health pozion
2020-12-09 22:48
why
2020-12-09 22:48
no theyre just getting a sub, probably smooya or ottond is my guess
2020-12-09 22:51
5 replies
#71
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United Kingdom novaseer
or NaTo again
2020-12-09 22:52
4 replies
#85
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New Zealand CZR^
Nato shit Smoo or Otto would be best option
2020-12-09 22:55
2 replies
Last time he was forced to play with rifle, which isn't his natural role. But now they have more time so I guess they'll get someone else this time anyway.
2020-12-09 23:07
Time for CeRq to move back to EU. -poizon +CeRq Permanent change.
2020-12-10 00:11
oh that makes more sense because he's probably not contracted
2020-12-10 14:40
imagine if they get a good awper now
2020-12-09 22:47
5 replies
:( i thought poizon was very good. "i remember a poizon flick"
2020-12-09 22:52
1 reply
He has been inconsistent recently.. Still good though
2020-12-09 22:54
#191
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Finland Veeti777
Col should get OttoNd from contact
2020-12-10 06:32
2 replies
overrated bot
2020-12-10 08:31
1 reply
+1
2020-12-10 09:45
Gl
2020-12-09 22:49
how do you know who practices within coL? are u jason lake?
2020-12-09 22:48
1 reply
#235
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India IridiuM
It's pretty easy you just have to find out who they're scrimming against. Keeping track of scrim servers will let you know of recent people who joined.
2020-12-10 14:43
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
wow
2020-12-09 22:46
Get well soon Also poor Complexity
2020-12-09 22:47
1 reply
#173
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North America Haydog322
probably get smooya or otto and they will do okay
2020-12-10 02:35
covid?
2020-12-09 22:46
11 replies
Yes, he needs a surgery because he got COVID....bruh.
2020-12-09 22:48
3 replies
Hahaha
2020-12-09 22:50
Lmao
2020-12-10 03:04
lol
2020-12-10 11:36
emergency surgery because of covid...
2020-12-09 22:49
5 replies
#73
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United Kingdom novaseer
removing the microchips Kappa
2020-12-09 22:53
4 replies
#90
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Ukraine NiP_sux
+1 lmao
2020-12-09 22:57
#156
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
microchimpanzees
2020-12-10 01:07
2 replies
#177
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Spain H0TDOGG
ty poland <3
2020-12-10 02:52
1 reply
#254
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
ty Espania <3
2020-12-10 20:13
#231
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Denmark Jonasnhj
You dont get a surgery for Covid....
2020-12-10 14:37
GG.
2020-12-09 22:46
not nice
2020-12-09 22:46
BRING IN THE RATGOD BRING IN SMOOYA. SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2020-12-09 22:50
4 replies
#124
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Netherlands Flevo
I agreeing
2020-12-09 23:20
#137
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United States omaega
+1
2020-12-09 23:57
RAAAATGOD
2020-12-09 23:57
PEEEEKKKKK MEEEEE!!!! I DARE YOU TO PEEEEKKKKKK MEEEEE!!!!
2020-12-10 05:39
rip
2020-12-09 22:46
Rip
2020-12-09 22:46
no wonder poizon has been performing poorly rest well
2020-12-09 22:46
6 replies
or maybe this is the result of performing poorly ? i saw a lot of mad bettors write shit to him :\\
2020-12-09 22:48
5 replies
All players need to ignore the negative comments from every malding bettors. They're the shittiest kind of homo sapiens ever to live to these days.
2020-12-10 01:42
Yo le noob, He is not mad, you are just low iq or not good enough in English. He implied poizon performed poorly because of the problem that led to the surgery.
2020-12-16 12:53
3 replies
maybe u should learn english idiot
2020-12-16 12:55
2 replies
Sure ^^
2020-12-16 13:15
1 reply
i never said he was mad i said bettors were mad
2020-12-16 13:15
nato only #1 sub :D
2020-12-09 22:46
oh shit
2020-12-09 22:46
Damn that's sad how about xellow as stand in ? XD
2020-12-09 22:46
8 replies
#40
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United Kingdom craZy_y0
Xellow the receding hairline god from the one and only Romania
2020-12-09 22:48
2 replies
the more his hair goes back, the better he gets
2020-12-09 22:49
#75
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Romania styl3noxe
haahahaha fuck yeah bring the xellow
2020-12-09 22:53
Natosaphix or smooya i guess
2020-12-09 22:48
+1 although based name checks out
2020-12-09 23:24
3 replies
#153
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Argentina Gambito71
iM is better
2020-12-10 01:00
2 replies
not an awper
2020-12-10 07:08
1 reply
#253
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Argentina Gambito71
u right , i never saw a nexus game but everytime i check nexus game in hltv iM is topfraggin that guy is sick
2020-12-10 18:55
damn, I hope he gets well soon, and its nothing dangerous! :)
2020-12-09 22:46
Gl menss
2020-12-09 22:46
Best wishes to you Poizon
2020-12-09 22:47
#17
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United States Killerhawk
wtf
2020-12-09 22:47
#18
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Maybe this will make Complexity improve
2020-12-09 22:47
#20
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Russia win73ry
GeT_RiGhT!
2020-12-09 22:47
2 replies
#81
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Russia win73ry
But the most reasonable option would be NaToSaphiX or smooya, of course.
2020-12-09 22:54
1 reply
Poor natosaphix, he's stand in for 10 teams and still not havr some offense, he's decent awper, they can create msl, aizy, nato, ralz, and one more guy from Denmark and this can be solid team
2020-12-10 00:09
get smooya)
2020-12-09 22:47
Gl poizon
2020-12-09 22:47
Natosaphix?
2020-12-09 22:47
3 replies
Pretty likely if you ask me
2020-12-09 22:48
Would be nice
2020-12-09 22:52
#79
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United States AnnCoulter
that's my guess too, him and blamef are super close
2020-12-09 22:53
Hope he‘s alright, get well soon poizon And now I hope smooya gets his chance as substitute
2020-12-09 22:47
Welcome natosaphix again
2020-12-09 22:47
4 replies
Hope No, He sucks before
2020-12-09 22:51
2 replies
Hes pretty decent and when he subbed Last time he played obo roles
2020-12-09 22:52
he's good on the awp tho last time he replaced obo and nato is not known to be a good rifler
2020-12-10 07:37
#70
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Nigeria STFU_M8
There are alot of options: smooya, otto, natosaphix, guardian.
2020-12-09 22:52
wtf
2020-12-09 22:48
I doubt he wants to but Obo subbing in would be sick
2020-12-09 22:48
6 replies
????? He is in NA and they need an awper
2020-12-09 22:53
3 replies
Exactly why I said I doubt he wants to as in it’s unrealistic, just a cool thought. But if he can fly over (idk with Covid restrictions how that works) who cares if he’s not an AWPer. They’d probably be better running with him and a 5 man rifle setup then most last minute sub-in AWP’s anyways. Just because their AWPer is out doesn’t mean they NEED to play with an AWPer sub.
2020-12-09 23:01
2 replies
Well its so much work to do that instead of getting otto or the other awpers, he isnt up to date with col strats and shit, and they probably dislike him a little bit after his bad good bye with the team especially Rush Who said he lost respect, and there are covid restrictions afaik
2020-12-09 23:05
1 reply
Don't disagree at all, kinda lame that they lost respect for a kid who just wanted to go home during a pandemic tbh, didn't know Rush said that. IDK if they'll really want to pay to loan someone like Otto for one event before the year ends. But definitely lots of options Otto, Smooya, Anarkez, Maka
2020-12-09 23:37
200 ping no problem
2020-12-09 22:56
1 reply
Yes he’s in NA, yes it’s unrealistic, the idea would be him flying over (if he can, I’m unsure with Covid protocols). Again why I said “I doubt he wants to” implying it’s more of a cool thought then an actual suggestion
2020-12-09 23:03
WTF, He talked about personal Problems in interview that caused poor performance but this is something else. get well soon <3
2020-12-09 22:48
#33
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Liechtenstein Karlheinz
smooooooooooooooya
2020-12-09 22:48
they need torzsi
2020-12-09 22:48
2 replies
#142
Snax | 
Poland Mval
Naaah, snatchie inc.
2020-12-10 00:07
they need awper
2020-12-10 13:18
oh no, hope all goes well
2020-12-09 22:48
Time to bring back the awp virtuoso, the counter strike genius, the almighty S!XER.
2020-12-09 22:48
2 replies
BRUH 8/8
2020-12-10 04:09
the one who ALWAYS misses
2020-12-10 07:37
gl
2020-12-09 22:48
Can maka speak english?
2020-12-09 22:49
1 reply
#64
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Nigeria STFU_M8
Hes not fluent but he can manage for csgo. Atleast thats what I think from his FPL games
2020-12-09 22:52
Nato fill in and it actually makes sense because awper.
2020-12-09 22:49
#50
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Europe Axell6996
Go ahead and take espiranto while he's free
2020-12-09 22:49
gws
2020-12-09 22:49
Complexity got all the troubles of the world. Obo had left, jks has come in not in his best form, poizon has to get a surgery. OMG. Meantime they are really improving their game. It's like a disaster.
2020-12-09 22:49
1 reply
#118
TBD | 
Andorra DG84
+1 It's sad cuz they're really promising team
2020-12-09 23:15
coL is pretty unlucky these months
2020-12-09 22:49
#54
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France cedd
bring in SmithZz the legendary major winning awper
2020-12-09 22:50
1 reply
+1
2020-12-09 22:58
#55
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Japan xiq
hope he gets better <3
2020-12-09 22:50
#58
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Bulgaria melcho_69
add smooya or GuardiaN
2020-12-09 22:51
#59
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Nigeria STFU_M8
GLHF smooya
2020-12-09 22:51
Get well men!
2020-12-09 22:51
+guardian or +smooya pog
2020-12-09 22:52
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA or Guardian pls
2020-12-09 22:52
what happened?
2020-12-09 22:52
get well soon :(
2020-12-09 22:52
ez 4 Rat King
2020-12-09 22:53
hope its just his appendix and nothing long lasting :()
2020-12-09 22:53
+gaurdian mens ez major
2020-12-09 22:53
#82
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Chile esanchez47
Hope he gets well! CeRq? hello?
2020-12-09 22:54
4 replies
I mean if he is still in EU... But probably Nato, otto etc
2020-12-09 22:59
3 replies
Cerq is indeed still in EU, played against him a day ago on faceit but yeah most likely nato/ottond/smooya/guardian
2020-12-09 23:06
2 replies
Depends how ambitious is Jason lake, he May throw some bucks for loan if he wants, but i doubt it
2020-12-09 23:10
1 reply
+1
2020-12-09 23:12
what is actually wrong with him? hope he gets well soon tho
2020-12-09 22:54
#84
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Belarus jugadorJJ
RIP legend
2020-12-09 22:55
#86
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Bulgaria goshyy
Get well soon bro! <3
2020-12-09 22:55
#87
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Hungary szia
Damn bro, thats horrible. Wishing him a quick recovery
2020-12-09 22:56
+ guardian
2020-12-09 22:56
get well soon!
2020-12-09 22:59
try Maka
2020-12-09 23:00
MSL ahhahaa
2020-12-09 23:03
1 reply
#116
TBD | 
Andorra DG84
They would do better with bot xD
2020-12-09 23:14
+Nato or +smooooooya
2020-12-09 23:04
what surgery?
2020-12-09 23:04
1 reply
they did surgery on a grape
2020-12-09 23:06
GRATISFACTIONNNNN !!!! ?????? o guardian
2020-12-09 23:06
+stadodo/fox
2020-12-09 23:06
1 reply
ahahahah fox
2020-12-10 01:03
they did surgery on a grape
2020-12-09 23:06
+ guardian give him a chance
2020-12-09 23:10
#109
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Ukraine futplxyer
Smooya’d time to prove he’s tier 1 POG
2020-12-09 23:10
Fallen? Just fly him to EU ez :)
2020-12-09 23:13
Guardian your time :3
2020-12-09 23:13
#114
TBD | 
Andorra DG84
Ez spot for Guardian xD
2020-12-09 23:14
#119
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Greece deathrip
bring in smooya bois lets go
2020-12-09 23:15
#120
TBD | 
Andorra DG84
Tbh furia signed junior so hen1 could join them xD
2020-12-09 23:15
1 reply
they havent
2020-12-09 23:18
Gratisfaction, smooya, GuardiaN, NaTo, (FalleN?)
2020-12-09 23:18
Shit. Get well, come back stronger.
2020-12-09 23:19
nato is prob easiest and will work but osee would be better if possible
2020-12-09 23:23
3 replies
Osee casually lurking around Europe?
2020-12-10 01:26
2 replies
'if possible' they have a few days but probably not long enough to get osee to europe
2020-12-10 01:29
1 reply
It would be sweet for sure.
2020-12-10 01:36
#127
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Germany G3er
probably appendicitis burst :/
2020-12-09 23:25
m0E will probably stand in
2020-12-09 23:26
smooya or otto pls
2020-12-09 23:27
If poizon can't play col is behind big in ranking so big should be invited, if esl take their own ranking seriously.
2020-12-09 23:30
6 replies
They are already invited, so too late for that.
2020-12-09 23:36
5 replies
It is online there is not such thing as travelling that makes it hard to switch that.
2020-12-10 07:29
4 replies
Chaos got replaced by BIG
2020-12-10 09:16
3 replies
Did I miss the news?
2020-12-10 15:37
2 replies
Damn, get well soon! It explains his poor form last 2 months, hope for full recovery to bring back the old poizon we know and love!
2020-12-09 23:39
#136
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Estonia Eduzera
poizon bulgarian GOAT
2020-12-09 23:53
guardian? ottond? smooya?
2020-12-10 00:01
get well <3
2020-12-10 00:04
Cerq is in Europe, maybe?
2020-12-10 00:07
emergency? sounds bad. anyone know details?
2020-12-10 00:13
1 reply
yea anyone know pls say
2020-12-10 02:05
Car crash?
2020-12-10 00:17
+xellow
2020-12-10 00:33
+smooya Its better
2020-12-10 00:44
any info whats happening poizon?
2020-12-10 00:48
nato welcome back!
2020-12-10 00:56
ottond gonna stand in 100% info
2020-12-10 01:02
Probably smooya.. he seems content doing just fill in work lately. It’s not like he isn’t getting any offers to sign to a team
2020-12-10 01:23
osee would be good
2020-12-10 01:28
Get well soon! JaCkZ could be a good substitute
2020-12-10 01:31
5 replies
they need an awper, not a support
2020-12-10 02:36
4 replies
So? They can give the awp to anyone else
2020-12-10 15:27
3 replies
and change everything? you play only mm dont you?
2020-12-10 15:54
2 replies
Ofc changing roles make the team play bad, right? You talk here all day and dont get in any server do you?
2020-12-10 17:22
1 reply
its called notifications dumbshit
2020-12-10 17:45
osee (probably not because he's in NA), smooya, nato or guardian standin?
2020-12-10 01:34
1 reply
Maka !
2020-12-10 02:36
WELCOME TO COMPLEXITY, CERQ!
2020-12-10 01:34
Smoooooooooyaaaaaaa
2020-12-10 01:49
#172
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Romania SanitySP
Big sad
2020-12-10 02:21
go Maka !
2020-12-10 02:36
#178
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Indonesia draizze
Stand in specialist Smooya to the rescue
2020-12-10 03:00
#180
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Chile cristiaan
smooya take this
2020-12-10 03:21
ottoNd plsssss
2020-12-10 03:23
Use kennys
2020-12-10 03:40
#185
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Brunei cyLoL
Smooooya
2020-12-10 04:27
Get well soon poizGOD <3 Hoping for a speedy recovery.
2020-12-10 04:56
GWS smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2020-12-10 05:44
#189
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Indonesia LosD
we need NaTo back
2020-12-10 05:47
is this happens because we are from BULGARIA?????
2020-12-10 06:46
Tbh if no good awpers jks is a competent awp and then can get any rifle in as sub
2020-12-10 06:54
2 replies
you mean k0nfig is a competent awper
2020-12-10 07:39
#238
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Turkey 69kagan
are you joking? k0nfig is the awper on mirage catwalk
2020-12-10 15:25
NaToSaphiX to stand in again? xd clips.twitch.tv/SarcasticDaintyCarrotMor..
2020-12-10 07:11
they will either get smooya, guardian or nato if money isn't an issues (which it isn't) Jason might try to get Cerq to play
2020-12-10 07:40
2 replies
GodiaN would be good. Want the guy to go for one last ride!
2020-12-10 09:02
1 reply
very unlikely but could still happen dude is almost 30 and haven't played an official in a year (apart from open qualifiers)
2020-12-10 09:29
+guardian finally
2020-12-10 07:53
+CeRq
2020-12-10 07:55
#203
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Romania own420
smooya smooya
2020-12-10 08:25
2 replies
#215
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Ukraine Dert_
no
2020-12-10 10:35
1 reply
#216
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Romania own420
why
2020-12-10 10:35
#208
alex | 
Poland SebL
Really sad, hope he will get well fast.
2020-12-10 09:32
Anyone knows what's up with poizon? Get well soon poizon, speedy recovery.
2020-12-10 10:09
Good luck!
2020-12-10 10:25
Smoothie or grat pls, ty mr. Jason
2020-12-10 10:26
Hope you get well soon poizy and kick it off with double results!
2020-12-10 10:28
Why nobody wants to see JaCkz in there?
2020-12-10 10:59
1 reply
Because he isn't an AWPer?
2020-12-10 12:27
Thats sad.. GL
2020-12-10 11:03
+snatchie
2020-12-10 11:04
Get well soon Poizon! <3
2020-12-10 11:32
-poizon +jason lake, ez tournament for col
2020-12-10 11:53
1 reply
+1
2020-12-10 14:37
#225
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Macedonia whitel
get well soon my boy :/
2020-12-10 12:33
ez carry 4 zywoo
2020-12-10 13:01
#227
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Bulgaria mufy
they need 6 man roster. hope this will be the first steps of 6mr
2020-12-10 13:16
properly gonna be MSL
2020-12-10 13:21
Ok guys Complexity Xizt Then Complexity N0thing Then Complexity GuardiaN
2020-12-10 14:19
#232
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Wish him the best
2020-12-10 14:37
acoR should replace him
2020-12-10 15:20
#237
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Turkey 69kagan
oh shit. Hopefully we can get MSL, GuardiaN, or smooya
2020-12-10 15:23
ottond, smooya or at least guardian
2020-12-10 15:41
Gratisfaction is the best awper available rn. Gratisfaction > ottond > Nato = smooya >>> others
2020-12-10 15:48
#244
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Turkey alperc8
+l0gicman from sangal
2020-12-10 15:53
get well soon
2020-12-10 16:02
get well soon, hopefully you come back stronger
2020-12-10 16:03
It is GuardiaN time
2020-12-10 23:43
#256
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Denmark HurtigeHH
its gonna be smooya
2020-12-11 01:59
welcome rigon
2020-12-12 09:42
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