koosta leaves Counter-Strike

The 24-year-old will remain on board with Gen.G as he makes the switch to VALORANT.

Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen has transitioned to VALORANT and will continue to play under the Gen.G banner in Riot Games' shooter, the organisation has announced. The move marks an end to a seven-year-long career in Counter-Strike for koosta, during which he represented the likes of Liquid, CLG, and Ghost.

koosta rose to acclaim as an AWPer for Enemy in 2015, hailed at the time as one of North America's hottest prospects. His performances on that roster landed him a spot on Liquid, replacing Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag, but lacklustre results from the team led to CLG and Liquid swapping members just four months later, with the former adding koosta and the latter receiving Josh "⁠jdm64⁠" Marzano in trade.

koosta is the latest player to transition to Riot Games' tactical shooter

As a part of CLG, koosta made his sole appearance in the group stage of a Major at ESL One Cologne 2016, and managed 3rd-4th place finishes at DreamHack Open Montreal and DreamHack Open Summer the following year. He spent the next two years playing alongside Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan on Torqued and Ghost before joining Cloud9 alongside Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele and Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta. The trio signed with Gen.G in December 2019, winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and ESL One: Road to Rio during the first half of 2020.

koosta was not the only CS:GO player to announce a move to VALORANT on Thursday as former Chaos member Nathan "⁠leaf⁠" Orf was also revealed as the latest addition to Cloud9's male VALORANT team. The pair join a growing list of North American players who have made the move to the game since its release.

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
660
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
254
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
KEK
2021-01-22 01:08
Wow
2021-01-22 01:08
noo
2021-01-22 01:08
#6
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Germany iMystic2k
rip
2021-01-22 01:08
#7
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Poland ignadzy
nice
2021-01-22 01:08
#8
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France Kweyy
Finally
2021-01-22 01:08
lmao
2021-01-22 01:08
#10
frozen | 
Slovakia x1fy
Lmao valorant - the place for washed up americans of csgo
2021-01-22 01:09
6 replies
Lost was actually so good the last 2 years. Since he played with steel on ghost steel really turned him into an awesome player. He was super consistent on ghost and geng. He was the best player on geng as well, better than auto and bntet. But no one remembers because he was so shit on liquid and clg.
2021-01-22 05:32
5 replies
yessir. tragic career honestly
2021-01-22 06:01
+1, underrated player
2021-01-22 07:03
+1 let's just hope that he gets to have some success in Valorant at least.
2021-01-22 08:53
We can only hope that he comes back to cs
2021-01-22 09:21
#201
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Panama bakedcs
He wasn't even that shit apart from the famous blunders. Really sad I hoped to see him back on liquid one day.
2021-01-22 11:53
oof
2021-01-22 01:08
GL
2021-01-22 01:09
#14
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Finland RamboAAA
I liked him back when he played in Enemy
2021-01-22 01:09
6 replies
+1 dude played on a 60hz screen and a glass desk with a cushion. and he was awping. on fucking mdl. and was still owning.
2021-01-22 05:09
3 replies
long time no see rusty james
2021-01-22 07:15
1 reply
hey mayne
2021-01-23 05:57
#260
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Finland RamboAAA
Yep
2021-01-23 02:41
He was good on geng and ghost but literally no one noticed.
2021-01-22 05:33
1 reply
#261
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Finland RamboAAA
Yeah he got a lot of hate. Probably because he wasn't that good in Liquid
2021-01-23 02:42
bruh why do we need to know this
2021-01-22 01:09
NA back at it again
2021-01-22 01:09
#17
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Chile cristiaan
OK
2021-01-22 01:09
And another one Are you mad? Cuz im not
2021-01-22 01:09
2 replies
Nice Olof quote my friend soon he is gonna say that phrase while playing valorant
2021-01-22 01:15
1 reply
Don’t know man. Valorant players don’t even like playing valorant. The game is boring and bad. Skill gap so low compared to CS.
2021-01-22 01:38
#20
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China HEIDASHUAi
rip
2021-01-22 01:09
1 reply
#44
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Indonesia lumayan
SUCH A WASTED TALENT :(
2021-01-22 01:16
#21
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Europe idk_either
KEKW
2021-01-22 01:10
All NA go valorant xaxaxa
2021-01-22 01:10
close the door when u leave
2021-01-22 01:10
4 replies
#31
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World Beard43
May as well leave it open for the rest of the failed NA pros to follow.
2021-01-22 01:13
3 replies
KEKW
2021-01-22 01:14
Failed? Koosta? 0/8
2021-01-22 09:22
1 reply
#203
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Panama bakedcs
+1
2021-01-22 11:56
S1mple was right)))
2021-01-22 01:11
1 reply
+1
2021-01-22 05:02
rip rip kinda liked him, but idk, i feel like every team that he was in just didnt work
2021-01-22 01:11
imagine his parents looking at hltv and seeing comment like "who?" etc. brutal. savage. rekt Bye koosta gl
2021-01-22 01:11
#28
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Argentina atriX^
2021-01-22 01:11
rip king
2021-01-22 01:12
XD
2021-01-22 01:13
#33
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
he was good actually but geng bad org
2021-01-22 01:13
#35
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Expected. NA scene = Dead EG, Liquid, MIBR and Furia should move to EU permanently.
2021-01-22 01:14
1 reply
+11111111
2021-01-22 01:17
underrated player hope you do well in the future
2021-01-22 01:14
RIP
2021-01-22 01:15
expected
2021-01-22 01:16
this isnt funny anymore
2021-01-22 01:16
#46
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Hungary Shiron212
Sad for the NA scene :c
2021-01-22 01:17
1 reply
Soon there will be no scene left there. Even without covid Liquid, Furia and EG will probably stay in Europe because there simply is noone else to scrim against in na anymore, only pug teams.
2021-01-22 01:29
Bye, you won't be missed
2021-01-22 01:17
Koosta deserved better, gl in Valorant. Rekt them shitties
2021-01-22 01:18
who??? he was only relevant a few months in liek 2016
2021-01-22 01:19
just ban cs in na and thats it
2021-01-22 01:19
nooo wtf
2021-01-22 01:19
#55
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Brazil Troll_JuJu
XDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-01-22 01:20
na
2021-01-22 01:22
Great. I just want to see the deluded CS fans repeating "don't let the door hit you on the way out" as if Valorant wasn't destroying CS though
2021-01-22 01:23
1 reply
Bad bait at least post this under an eu pro announcement of leaving to valorant
2021-01-22 13:41
Valorant isn't a CS killer, but it is an NA CS killer. NA CS is practically dead with most of the big NA orgs in EU now
2021-01-22 01:24
:((( gl koosta
2021-01-22 01:25
good, he was never a good player
2021-01-22 01:25
1 reply
#204
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Panama bakedcs
Terrible bait
2021-01-22 11:57
way too long for this bot, he even struggled to defuse
2021-01-22 01:26
#62
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Brazil batcompany
From the 458549652236 players I saw going to valorant, this is the first one I think that was an actual lost.
2021-01-22 01:26
6 replies
nah he was bad in geng
2021-01-22 01:29
1 reply
Actually 0/8
2021-01-22 09:27
Steel, Jamppi, leaf, koosta, swag/brax, wardell, nitr0, ANGE1 Quite a few good ones imo
2021-01-22 09:34
3 replies
The IGLs are a lost too, but the aimers won't be missed.
2021-01-22 13:43
There's only 1 good player on that list and you know who it is, in general, there's only a handful of actual worthwhile players who left, nitro, jamppi maybe scream mixwell, and lesser-known EU players like ec1s. Most NA players were check stealers anyway.
2021-01-22 13:49
1 reply
I'd argue all the IGLs on that list are quite worthwhile given the state of current CS. There are very few good IGLs left so losing steel, nitr0 and ANGE1 is a big loss. steel was a great talent promotor in NA, nitr0 was the only NA igl that made it to number 1 in rankings, ANGE1 big talent machine in CIS, Davidp in the french scene, etc.
2021-01-22 14:38
#64
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Switzerland Titan))
who?
2021-01-22 01:27
cya at valoranttv.org
2021-01-22 01:28
Valorant is my egg
2021-01-22 01:30
2 replies
I would search a doctor.
2021-01-22 01:49
1 reply
lul
2021-01-22 04:23
NA CS dying so fast damn, almost nothing left.
2021-01-22 01:30
#71
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Brazil Juneco
Now his nickname will be Freente
2021-01-22 01:31
F
2021-01-22 01:32
#74
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Switzerland Kiroh
OH NO, ANYWAY
2021-01-22 01:33
#75
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United Kingdom tr@c
feels bad man
2021-01-22 01:37
Wow that sucks man. I feel like Koosta had a lot more potential. Unfortunate that Gen.G fell apart like that.
2021-01-22 01:37
Gl kooster. Quite sad to see as he was a very versatile player who could igl. Na scene is ripping apart currently. But with every regression there will be an expansion. The future has to be interesting.
2021-01-22 01:37
looking forward to the wave of ex-CS players coming back from VaLULorant in a year when it fades away
2021-01-22 01:38
who cars about VALORANT
2021-01-22 01:42
#82
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Europe t.o.p
Sad that nobody picked him up
2021-01-22 01:43
all of NA retire to valorant
2021-01-22 01:45
#85
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I wish you the very best of luck, koosta. <3
2021-01-22 01:46
Another one bites the dust. GL koosta mens(((((((((
2021-01-22 01:49
R.I.P legend
2021-01-22 01:49
NAlorant
2021-01-22 01:50
Another big loss to the NA scene, quite unfortunate because koosta was apparently a really good role player. Hope he goes good in VALULRANT
2021-01-22 01:51
#91
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Brazil Heske7H
cheater out
2021-01-22 01:51
#92
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Austria zavi
oh no, well anyway.
2021-01-22 01:52
took him long enough
2021-01-22 01:55
#94
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United States vip3r_k1ng
About time tbh
2021-01-22 01:59
#95
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Korea Weeataku
:( sad
2021-01-22 02:00
#97
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Sweden GlockeN_
2021-01-22 02:03
#98
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Australia popoto
s1mple like this
2021-01-22 02:04
gj valve
2021-01-22 02:04
Sad, he was actually very good
2021-01-22 02:05
#101
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Poland xVKRx
gl f
2021-01-22 02:10
#103
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Europe Tejmn
Yep, when you suck at CS:GO just move to VALORANT.
2021-01-22 02:11
1 reply
#205
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Panama bakedcs
Then make your way to thespike.gg little bot.
2021-01-22 12:00
Love koosta so much. gg. It's so funny though. The old Tier 2-3 NA scene was just a huge bubble financed by complete morons with too much money on the false hopes of huge growth. Now it's just the same thing, except a less accessible and less recognizable game. Wonder how long this will repeat until investors learn.
2021-01-22 02:12
1 reply
#234
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Greece hekzy
well as long as they can make cringe content for 13yo redditors they will get their revenue
2021-01-22 15:30
bye bot you wont be missed
2021-01-22 02:33
this bot won't be missed.
2021-01-22 02:33
#108
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Japan Peine
When you thought NA was already dead, it's never dead enough
2021-01-22 02:34
next ZyWoo S1mple Coldzera and f0rest! cause VALORANT strong money and salary
2021-01-22 02:36
A true legend leaves CS.
2021-01-22 02:37
#111
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United States Rambeard
Makes me sad seeing so many players leaving for Valorant. I get it though.
2021-01-22 02:40
#112
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Australia csRIOTgo
OMG... he could've fit in so many different roosters with his versatility. Sad mens ((
2021-01-22 02:44
he was bad then he was good, that are trooths to mens.
2021-01-22 03:13
OMEGALUL
2021-01-22 03:20
who?
2021-01-22 03:37
People talking like he was irrelevant when he shit on og in like his 4th to last match...
2021-01-22 04:17
2 replies
#128
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United States Phamous3k
Dude it's hltv... When Infinite first left for Valorant everyone said "He's trash, bad player, VaLULrant" etc. Then when he came back they were like "YEHHH Fuck Val... Infinite saving NA!!!" etc.... And then he left again so yeh.. Rinse & repeat.
2021-01-22 04:49
#206
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Panama bakedcs
Anyone who calls koosta bad is MGE tops.
2021-01-22 12:02
gg he was a good player GL on vava
2021-01-22 04:17
1 reply
was he? Moe wants to know your location
2021-01-22 04:53
2021-01-22 04:19
2 replies
#183
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Denmark Notallama
rofl
2021-01-22 09:04
#207
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Panama bakedcs
Dust2 Molly better tbh
2021-01-22 12:02
#130
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United States xiquo
he can easily carry tier 2 valorante for a bit. glhf koosta
2021-01-22 04:57
all of the burnout people and such old veteran who cant compete at high level is leaving to valulrant its kinda good for cs players just quit to valulrant
2021-01-22 05:04
1 reply
if you are not good enough just go to valulrant
2021-01-22 05:04
#136
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Brazil Fauchard
I come from the Future in 2023 he back to cs go and play in tier5 team
2021-01-22 05:25
Major loss to the scene
2021-01-22 05:29
3 replies
#164
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North America PhantomX
Someone with a brain, he could multirole (support, awp, igl, etc) and he was pretty consistent on most games
2021-01-22 08:16
2 replies
Honestly I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Koosta was the star of GenG he was consistent the only one I could argue is better is Autimatic
2021-01-22 17:49
1 reply
#257
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North America PhantomX
Yeah i agree, i think autimatic still has alot of skill inside of him but since he has been playing the awp, it kinda crippled him a bit.. I mean.. his decent with it but clearly his a much better player while rifling
2021-01-22 19:15
People shit talking koosta for his stint on Liquid 5 years ago though he has improved a lot since then and became a really good, versatile player
2021-01-22 05:31
oh nooo..... anyway...
2021-01-22 06:04
Valorant is future of csgo players
2021-01-22 06:22
#145
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Argentina XaiDN
Another one and another one and another one and another one
2021-01-22 06:46
#146
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Europe SBC|SG_TS
rest in Valulrant
2021-01-22 06:54
NA gaining respect every day
2021-01-22 07:07
#149
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Ukraine Dlinkeed
Didn't know about the team named "Counter strike"
2021-01-22 07:11
more money, will probably be a top player etc i dont see any problem with this.
2021-01-22 07:12
Wasted talent now in an absolute dogshit game.
2021-01-22 07:13
sadge :(((((
2021-01-22 07:17
#156
ropz | 
India icle
RIP
2021-01-22 07:22
gl in valorant shame he was such a beast
2021-01-22 07:40
#158
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Europe Nomarosa
you'll be missed daddy koosta
2021-01-22 07:58
#159
Jame | 
Poland SebL
Oh shit why? He was really good in CS recently. Sad.
2021-01-22 07:59
tier 5 player no body remembers
2021-01-22 08:05
1 reply
#210
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Panama bakedcs
Brainless and eyeless kebab
2021-01-22 12:11
very expected, choker from day 1, never good enough and quit to go valorant LMAO koosta will not be missed. only the strong may survive cs.
2021-01-22 08:08
GOAT awper, always got shitty teammates
2021-01-22 08:10
who?
2021-01-22 08:16
???? he was doing great on their last months playing cs. Literally carrying the team while being the igl
2021-01-22 08:17
Valve will try to give CSGO a boost to try to bring some of the players switching games back. I expect a sticker release soon
2021-01-22 08:23
3 replies
They couldn't care less about tier 5 players coming back...
2021-01-22 08:30
1 reply
Wrong. They care about no one.
2021-01-22 08:33
Lol’d. It’s pretty sad. Valve will really need to step up their game. There’s not enough influx of new players cause of lack of new content. That’s what recent games thrive on
2021-01-22 09:36
HAHAHAHAHAHA TYPICAL NA
2021-01-22 08:29
did not ask.
2021-01-22 08:30
i shleep interest in valorant has decreased immensely in EU already, at least from what i can tell these players will get the sweet valorant money now but in the end they'll all regret leaving the cs scene
2021-01-22 08:35
3 replies
It's missing something. A very nicely polished game, but a horrendous cluster-fak reharding the "game design" (reminds me of R6S) - that game will always lack consistency
2021-01-22 08:39
2 replies
yes i agree. i had fun with it in the beginning as well. it wasnt a cs replacement for me personally, but a nice game to switch things up a bit. but in my opinion riot games is patching this game to death. they're adding agents and changing the meta all the time, while not adressing the real problems like a ridiculously small mappool with most maps having pretty big design flaws
2021-01-22 08:41
1 reply
A nice and fun game, but pro scene will suffer massively from adding new agents (and not only the pro scene but casual players as well...)
2021-01-22 08:43
Gone and forgotten. Good riddance to bad rubbish
2021-01-22 08:39
one of my favourite players back in the day. good luck in valorant
2021-01-22 08:45
Finally a good move!
2021-01-22 08:58
#181
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Greece her-1g
i played valorant in the summer but the excitement wasnt there so i ditched it. CS still gives me excitement after 20 fcking years of playing.
2021-01-22 08:59
Not even a washed up, just a t3 player. Good bye, don't come back noob!!
2021-01-22 09:03
1 reply
0/8
2021-01-22 09:23
#184
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Denmark Notallama
Have fun in Valorant. Game is a waste of time.
2021-01-22 09:06
2 replies
#216
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Panama bakedcs
Sweet 5 digits a month is not a waste of time though
2021-01-22 12:29
1 reply
#218
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Denmark Notallama
Yeah. Short-term. Nobody is gonna want them when the scene dies because it isn't appealing to sponsors. Same story with CGS.
2021-01-22 12:31
Always knew this would happen
2021-01-22 09:15
Only bots switching hahahahaahah
2021-01-22 09:48
Nice Get all of them out. Only the good players will remain.
2021-01-22 10:32
Shit player leaves for shit game. Match made in heaven.
2021-01-22 10:40
#198
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Hungary szia
so, rip geng
2021-01-22 11:33
whomegalul
2021-01-22 11:35
#200
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Ukraine workspree
who
2021-01-22 11:51
traitor
2021-01-22 11:53
#208
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Slovakia Adwarin
another switched to vaLULrant KEKW
2021-01-22 12:05
RIP , the LEGEND
2021-01-22 12:08
#211
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
wtf... RIP
2021-01-22 12:12
sad... he is such a cool guy, many good memories with him in pugs and matches
2021-01-22 12:17
Ty valo for stopping giving these noobs free paychecks in cs
2021-01-22 12:36
1 reply
#237
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United States Phamous3k
There’s no paychecks in NA CS bro.
2021-01-22 16:21
Valorant LUL
2021-01-22 12:46
Rip, what a waste
2021-01-22 14:14
Oki see you in 6 months when magically "comeback" happens
2021-01-22 14:17
Goodbye koosta you will be forever remembered as paycheck stealer
2021-01-22 14:18
Whoosta?
2021-01-22 14:19
Finnaly good news he was so bad , thank God he is switching to the shitty valo****.Correct me if i am mistaken
2021-01-22 14:34
#233
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
Rip 1 more support player in NA
2021-01-22 14:50
RIP
2021-01-22 15:58
#239
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Russia Veyles
NA it's only Liquid and EG. soon
2021-01-22 16:24
good riddance
2021-01-22 16:39
rest in peace, you were so young...
2021-01-22 16:46
It makes sense, NA didn't make it in CSGO so they want to try their luck in another game. GL
2021-01-22 17:24
#250
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Lithuania TraX_LTU
probably because he still remembers that one time m0e_tv roasted him while doing commentary
2021-01-22 17:41
who car
2021-01-22 17:53
Tier20 players leaving CS.
2021-01-22 18:04
#258
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Brazil Fauchard
I will leave CS GO to valorant news please
2021-01-22 19:20
#264
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Poland hillock
hahaha
2021-01-23 09:55
#265
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France Conterob
BOT koosta has left the building
2021-01-23 09:57
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