Illuminar sign new roster

The Polish organisation returns to the scene with the team formerly known as GROOBIES.

Illuminar have announced the signing of a new Counter-Strike lineup featuring former members of teams like AGO, Kinguin and Virtus.pro.

Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski is the only player transitioning from the previous Illuminar roster, which was benched in December before the players dispersed to other Polish teams. He will be joined by Dominik "⁠GruBy⁠" Swiderski, Patryk "⁠Sidney⁠" Korab, Piotr "⁠morelz⁠" Taterka and Kuba "⁠Markoś⁠" Markowski, with Jędrzej "⁠Bogdan⁠" Rokita being in charge of coaching duties.

GROOBIES will represent Illuminar moving forward

The team competed in the European Development Championship Season 2 open qualifiers earlier this year under the GROOBIES tag, but failed to make it all the way, falling to their StylDunow compatriots in the Round of 16.

It is currently unknown when the team will debut under the Illuminar banner, but it shouldn't be long as the squad have already been invited to some of the major Polish championships and online cups, according to the Warsaw-based organization.

"Illuminar has a history in CS:GO and we are here to continue it," Fryderyk "Veggie" Kozioł, Illuminar's Head of Esports, said in a statement. "The previous lineup dispersed to other Polish teams, but we are extremely happy to retain mouz. GruBy approached the organization some time ago and we believed in his vision of success. After many years in his previous organization, he is now here to build a new legacy."

Illuminar are now:

Poland Dominik "⁠GruBy⁠" Swiderski
Poland Patryk "⁠Sidney⁠" Korab
Poland Piotr "⁠morelz⁠" Taterka
Poland Kuba "⁠Markoś⁠" Markowski
Poland Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski

Poland Jędrzej "⁠Bogdan⁠" Rokita (coach)

Poland Patryk 'Sidney' Korab
Patryk 'Sidney' Korab
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' Swiderski
Dominik 'GruBy' Swiderski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1504
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Poland Kuba 'Markoś' Markowski
Kuba 'Markoś' Markowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
nice
2021-02-11 21:01
12 replies
#47
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
Who are those nonamers?
2021-02-11 21:22
5 replies
They rekt S0mple
2021-02-11 22:48
3 replies
ez for gril gamer sidney
2021-02-12 00:22
1 reply
Bogdanof
2021-02-12 07:02
when?
2021-02-12 10:17
#137
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Sweden MaNiHa
Mouz op
2021-02-12 03:17
shit roster
2021-02-11 21:22
5 replies
Polish scene is so dead, tier99 cs
2021-02-11 23:12
4 replies
bro type your flair please
2021-02-11 23:28
+1
2021-02-11 23:49
1 reply
Well Malta never had scene so it cant be dead...
2021-02-12 12:53
good one, sideways poland
2021-02-12 01:04
gl
2021-02-11 21:01
1 reply
#185
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Poland KeelOO
illuminar -IQ, they lost IEM spot for that...
2021-02-15 20:00
Nice roster
2021-02-11 21:01
#4
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Latvia YungPan666
kekw
2021-02-11 21:01
top 50
2021-02-11 21:02
The only one I like from the roster is gruby He's a god online
2021-02-11 21:02
3 replies
#12
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Poland humen))))
the most underrated polish player
2021-02-11 21:04
2 replies
#99
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Philippines Kirb
mouz is aslo underrated imo
2021-02-11 22:52
1 reply
#101
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Poland humen))))
yep
2021-02-11 22:53
joelZ
2021-02-11 21:02
Jesus 0 new and young players same old tier 4 and you except new results mixing same players every 3 months.
2021-02-11 21:06
3 replies
+100000000000000
2021-02-11 21:32
probably disband or changes after 2 months
2021-02-11 21:40
+1
2021-02-12 10:14
max 2 months
2021-02-11 21:06
#17
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Poland humen))))
GruBy - the best support player ever in polish cs Sidney - top upcoming IGL morelz - nice lurker Markos - great awper mouz - experienced entry-fragger
2021-02-11 21:06
4 replies
#27
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Chile cristiaan
flag checks out
2021-02-11 21:09
#52
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Poland rabusjr
markos (missing so much easy shots) morelz (just bad) Sidney (shity player no aim, no tactics) Gruby (isnt bad) Mouz (very good player)
2021-02-11 21:29
2 replies
#84
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Poland rotu_
++++1
2021-02-11 22:13
I agree with both u and #17 lol. He’s right, but you’re also right. This team Will do fine based on the low expectations :)
2021-02-11 22:30
OMEGALUL
2021-02-11 21:08
#21
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Poland deuces22
Illuminar was first ex virtus.pro and now became ex-kom ago xD
2021-02-11 21:08
ResidentSleeper
2021-02-11 21:08
#25
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Chile cristiaan
GL
2021-02-11 21:09
#26
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
KEKW
2021-02-11 21:09
1 reply
#36
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Poland Krzych0a
hahaha +1
2021-02-11 21:14
where’s 4pack
2021-02-11 21:10
#35
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Poland Krzych0a
Top 100 comming xD [MAX]
2021-02-11 21:13
5 replies
#42
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Poland sylwek1021
Still better than Rallen team
2021-02-11 21:17
4 replies
#61
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Poland deepayy
eee no AGO is pretty good atm
2021-02-11 21:37
2 replies
#106
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Poland Krzych0a
+1 Pozdroo !!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-02-11 23:17
#108
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Poland grapeeeee
???????????????? they play like shit atm
2021-02-11 23:19
#105
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Poland Krzych0a
Sylwek You crazy hahahhhahhah XDDDD
2021-02-11 23:17
is it better than the former?xd
2021-02-11 21:15
#39
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Poland remoinera
noice team markos morelz and sidney in one team top5001503205234050250 inc
2021-02-11 21:15
1 reply
#109
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Poland Krzych0a
hhahahhahahhahahhahha +1
2021-02-11 23:19
FRESH NICKNAMES X D
2021-02-11 21:16
Polish CS lul. been so many players jumping ship but everyone gotta eat right
2021-02-11 21:19
9 replies
Ukraine CS - s0mple lul.
2021-02-11 21:26
8 replies
#113
try | 
Italy ROMAG
Better have one Very good player than 50 mediocre
2021-02-11 23:42
7 replies
why u cry? ohh ofc because Canada CS - Twistzz lmao
2021-02-12 00:25
6 replies
#120
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Denmark ghostan11
0/8 naf and twistzz stiil better than tier 6 scene
2021-02-12 00:32
5 replies
yesss see you soon when anonymo/ago delete this shit
2021-02-12 00:41
4 replies
#122
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Denmark ghostan11
lmfao you cant be serious
2021-02-12 00:49
3 replies
4/5 months <3
2021-02-12 00:52
2 replies
#127
try | 
Italy ROMAG
nice bait
2021-02-12 01:27
1 reply
#174
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Poland Berbe123
we will be back to this thread after a couple of months :D
2021-02-12 13:09
Nice top 80
2021-02-11 21:21
1 reply
#110
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Poland Krzych0a
hhhahahhaahahahhh +1000
2021-02-11 23:19
#49
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Asia Blitzer
a polish core that never played together thats new xD
2021-02-11 21:23
nice
2021-02-11 21:25
who?
2021-02-11 21:30
-morelz +byali -sidney +phr top30 maybe top25 in peak
2021-02-11 21:31
3 replies
#56
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Europe tharkerpl
+1
2021-02-11 21:35
#60
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Poland deepayy
+1
2021-02-11 21:36
+1
2021-02-12 09:47
#57
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Switzerland x676
haahhaaahahhahaahahahahhaahhaahahahha
2021-02-11 21:35
Polands Cs scene is so unstable to put it nicely , Just put all talents in a "best team"
2021-02-11 21:36
3 replies
Thats anonymo literally has teh best possible line up Snax the best active awper and secondary caller (literally the plays he makes recently are insane, he even mentioned he pays much more attention to his health nowadays) Kei was the biggest revelation of last year in polish cs Innocent was picked up by Mad Lions for a reason Mynio good material for igl, although he is often missing on t side Anyways this team has insane potential. Why? Cos of pistols. Mostly deagles. Really, the amount of ecos, deagle round they win is mindblowing. I havent seen a team that can constantly win those since faze clan.
2021-02-12 01:49
2 replies
Complexity was the worlds best force buy team in when they had Obo. If you think its the best team i kinda doubt it since there are many other Talents such as Dycha that should be on the best team and rallen ect
2021-02-12 05:34
1 reply
Dycha doesn’t play in Polish teams cuz he’s too good for the scene xD
2021-02-12 08:21
ez top10 poland
2021-02-11 21:36
good looking branding
2021-02-11 21:38
Is that the Dangerzone guy?
2021-02-11 21:39
1 reply
#142
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Poland grapeeeee
Yes
2021-02-12 08:10
another shit polish team with washed up gruby ggwp
2021-02-11 21:39
5 replies
#67
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Poland humen))))
I hope all this hate will only make them stronger, keep it up hltv users!
2021-02-11 21:41
1 reply
hope so too
2021-02-11 21:42
#143
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Poland grapeeeee
gruby is best player in this roster, and one of the best pl players
2021-02-12 08:11
2 replies
On this roster? Maybe. He's still really overrated and has never been on an actually good team
2021-02-12 10:06
1 reply
#155
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Poland grapeeeee
He isnt overrated, good support and devensive player. One of the most UNDERratted players in PL
2021-02-12 10:10
welcome to tier5
2021-02-11 21:41
highest rated 1.02
2021-02-11 21:45
1 reply
#144
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Poland grapeeeee
cuz they didnt play for 3 months (or more for example morlez)
2021-02-12 08:13
#71
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Poland deepayy
pretty good team... let's go :D
2021-02-11 21:46
#72
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Spain Crusher_CS
Polish CS always the same guys in different org's every other week kekw
2021-02-11 21:51
and you guys felt like this was worth an article?
2021-02-11 21:51
1 reply
#79
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Canada firtlast
news is slow these days
2021-02-11 22:03
I literally cant tell one polish roster apart from another. i always see the same gruby and all the other shits. Who cares.
2021-02-11 21:52
7 replies
I do, what now ?
2021-02-11 22:08
6 replies
who cares abt u
2021-02-12 09:12
5 replies
Alot of ppl , but wait no1 cares about u , thats why u seek attention here u lil unwanted child :).
2021-02-12 10:32
4 replies
Nice try kid, im a grown up. And ur polish toilet cleaners are tier 99. Only local babies like u care xD
2021-02-12 12:05
3 replies
we both know u would never say that in front of my face cuz there would be ko in under 1 minute , so keep fighting here , all u can do really keyboard fighter.
2021-02-12 14:13
1 reply
14yr stop shitposting
2021-02-13 09:08
#183
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Poland OmgYes
Lativian talking about toilet cleaning lol
2021-02-13 06:08
Polish teams can't last for 1 year.
2021-02-11 21:53
8 replies
VP?
2021-02-12 01:38
2 replies
Rule exception. Also they ended up in bad terms!
2021-02-12 01:52
1 reply
yet still the longest roster ever playing together
2021-02-12 11:09
#146
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Poland grapeeeee
Brazil teams cant stand with one roster for one year. Sometimes they change players in mibr 2 Times a year, sometimes some player want to leave tier 1 team to play with bro on tier 5
2021-02-12 08:14
4 replies
if you're talking about hen1, he joined Furia in 2019 and left in 2021. Mibr trying to find a fifth can't be compared to whole scene switching players! The way polish teams swap players is almost a math combinatorial problem. I mean, some players seem good but there's something missing, maybe ego issues.
2021-02-12 12:34
3 replies
#169
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Poland grapeeeee
idk bro, brazil have strong scene, but for sure weaker than cis or denmark. Sth about pl teams : its sad that we dont have any tier 2 teams we have many t2 players : Dycha, Michu, Snax, Innocent, Mynio, Sobol, Hades, Kei, Jedqr, Gruby, Mhl ( propably i forget about someone) this players should make at least one top 20 team
2021-02-12 12:38
2 replies
I agree! players are good. Make a stable roster in long terms project. I think there's a pressure for a new VP. Maybe if a experient player like NEO would coach a mix of this players he could show the way to success.
2021-02-12 12:44
1 reply
#173
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Poland grapeeeee
there is kuben, loord and imd. No need neo as coach
2021-02-12 13:06
#76
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Brazil hugoooo
I see all these Polish teams being on the same exact level as each other... All of them
2021-02-11 21:56
7 replies
Anonymo is way above everyone else
2021-02-11 22:24
6 replies
#98
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Brazil hugoooo
Based in these nine matches? hltv.org/results?team=10973
2021-02-11 22:50
5 replies
#100
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Poland humen))))
Anonymo is a team that everyone in Poland expects to be the closest team in terms of results to old VP
2021-02-11 22:52
lmao, did you even check the line up? go and tell me whats wrong
2021-02-12 01:31
not to mention they practice for few weeks see godsent? hltv.org/matches/2346346/godsent-vs-lyng.. the same argument here
2021-02-12 01:36
2 replies
#130
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Brazil hugoooo
Who the hell is praising GODSENT here???
2021-02-12 01:38
1 reply
me, they are a good team
2021-02-12 01:43
expected
2021-02-11 22:01
#78
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Canada firtlast
i liked the team name GROOBIES better
2021-02-11 22:01
topKeK :)
2021-02-11 22:06
Gl , Gruby is the best support player ever
2021-02-11 22:07
Unexpected. Top5 this year.
2021-02-11 22:14
1 reply
#95
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Poland humen))))
in Poland ofc :D
2021-02-11 22:37
nice
2021-02-11 22:19
#87
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Poland lazar203
they get this instead of snax innocent mynio kei kylar
2021-02-11 22:21
why would they sign this when Anonymo and styldunow are essentially orgless
2021-02-11 22:31
4 replies
#91
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Poland humen))))
Anonymo is a new organization lol
2021-02-11 22:31
2 replies
my bad thought it was just a name the players picked
2021-02-11 22:32
1 reply
#94
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Poland humen))))
its okay, it might look like that xD
2021-02-11 22:32
#148
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Poland grapeeeee
styl Dunow is team without future and Mhl - contact with ago, michu - contract with envy
2021-02-12 08:17
Siema
2021-02-11 22:32
BOGDAN was right
2021-02-11 22:45
tier 4 team
2021-02-11 23:00
what a dead team basically a team of players who got kicked from wisla, ago, avez etc lol.
2021-02-11 23:08
i have seen all these names before but i dont know who any of them other than mouz are
2021-02-11 23:19
EZ for PROland
2021-02-11 23:28
Full team of one of the most underrated players in Poland. Will be interesting to watch them :)
2021-02-11 23:46
2 replies
+1 but the most underrated player ever is rallen
2021-02-12 01:53
1 reply
atm he is fairly rated
2021-02-12 11:16
lmao
2021-02-11 23:57
gruby wat doink ;(
2021-02-12 01:01
What the hell? This is a constant juggle of players which never showed too much promise. In few months they will realize they need to be benched.
2021-02-12 01:03
Face of AGO to their rival
2021-02-12 02:31
#138
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Canada free_ropz
Good Team but kick Sidney this guy is so bad
2021-02-12 05:22
i swear polish teams change squads every 3 days its so fucking stupid
2021-02-12 06:05
1 reply
what do you expect from "polish shuffle"?
2021-02-12 11:12
#145
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Poland Yomenik
looking good
2021-02-12 08:13
garbage roster
2021-02-12 08:15
Disband in few months as always
2021-02-12 08:59
polish cs OMEGALUL
2021-02-12 09:09
#166
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Asia en1lykS
Another disband coming?
2021-02-12 12:14
Solid tier 4
2021-02-12 12:15
#171
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Sweden boyyscout
Polish CS players kind of illustrate Polish people in general: there are a lot of them in a lot of places but there is just so little quality in them
2021-02-12 12:47
2 replies
#178
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Poland Menaheer
Flag checks out. You are known to love darker people :)
2021-02-12 14:14
1 reply
#182
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Sweden boyyscout
very true
2021-02-12 22:40
#175
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Russia popuskFN
illuminar > ago
2021-02-12 13:56
#176
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
#saveGruby
2021-02-12 14:10
trash team :D
2021-02-12 14:23
234th times poland try to make a nice team
2021-02-12 19:42
fajnie, btw bogdan to nie najlepszy wybór ...
2021-02-12 22:28
1 reply
#186
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Poland dynio77
POGdan
2021-02-15 21:06
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