chrisJ leaves FunPlus Phoenix, suNny joins as stand-in

The team has decided to go another way after negotiations with Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong fell through.

chrisJ's loan period with FunPlus Phoenix has come to an end, the organization has announced. The team has added Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi as a stand-in ahead of their campaign in ESL Pro League Season 13, which will take place on March 8-April 11.

"Unfortunately, we could not make a mutual agreement with chrisJ that works for both parties on time, and that's why we decided to try out another player," FunPlus Phoenix's General Manager, Petar Marković, said in a statement. "We would like to wish Chris best of luck in his future endeavors."

chrisJ returns to mousesports' bench

chrisJ had only been a part of FPX for a little over a month, after he joined the team as the new in-game leader in a loan deal from mousesports while negotiations over his permanent transfer and individual contract took place. Albeit short, the Dutchman's stay with the European roster was successful, as FunPlus Phoenix placed second to Spirit in DreamHack Open January and won Snow Sweet Snow 1 over Gambit in a span of two weeks.

suNny joins FPX on a stand-in basis after he last made headlines in mid-February, when he was released from his contract with ENCE following the Finnish organization's decision to overhaul the team and shift to an international project.

The 26-year-old had been linked with a move to the FPX roster once before when they were still part of GODSENT late last year, before the Finn tried to build a new team alongside Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist and Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta. Those plans ended up falling through earlier this year as a result of a lack of interest from established organizations, with the American player switching to VALORANT shortly after, but suNny has since stated that he remained open to linking up with flusha.

FunPlus Phoenix will field the following lineup in ESL Pro League Season 13:

Finland Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala
Montenegro Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk
Denmark Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen
Finland Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi (stand-in)

Sweden Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg (coach)

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
474
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1189
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1722
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1734
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
544
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1330
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
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
Best of luck in the future godJ! hltv.org/forums/threads/2424441/og-fpx 2/2 today VAMOS!
2021-03-01 16:10
47 replies
wtf
2021-03-01 16:10
11 replies
FunPlus Phoenix adds more firepower
2021-03-01 16:20
2 replies
#202
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Finland kihisbob
hahahaha
2021-03-01 20:32
1 reply
Hahahahahahahahhshahhaahah :Ddddd#dd#äd very much fun #growup#finnishusers
2021-03-01 22:07
he predict that a loan player leaves, what a genius. and suinny played with them alot faceit,,,, men hes so smart
2021-03-01 18:32
6 replies
#206
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Slovakia Daev0n
You can't just congratulate someone, you have to cry that someone's better than you. Must be fun being you.
2021-03-01 20:41
5 replies
congratulate for what ?
2021-03-01 21:47
2 replies
#216
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Slovakia Daev0n
For predicting it right.
2021-03-02 04:00
1 reply
He literally said why it wasn't much of a prediction tho
2021-03-03 08:43
Jermans in a nutshell culture of jealousy
2021-03-02 03:59
1 reply
jealousy hahaa its just cringe to spionage a cs team to get infos about who is changing to which team, and then be proud to post this get a life cringekids hahahaha jealousy cacacaca
2021-03-02 11:38
sunny best player
2021-03-01 19:22
bro
2021-03-01 16:11
Indeed, I always trust you bro!
2021-03-01 16:11
1 reply
thx4support
2021-03-01 16:12
YO WTF HOW
2021-03-01 16:11
2 replies
he knows their practice servers and just checked who they were practicing with
2021-03-01 16:35
1 reply
not in the case of OG
2021-03-01 16:39
nice
2021-03-01 16:11
wtf
2021-03-01 16:12
#24
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Noice
2021-03-01 16:12
wtf?
2021-03-01 16:12
dyyd u hacking?
2021-03-01 16:14
you didnt even edit your comment wtf
2021-03-01 16:17
1 reply
How does he do this?
2021-03-01 17:08
GODJ>S0nny
2021-03-01 16:17
congrats mens))
2021-03-01 16:18
wtf
2021-03-01 16:21
gj
2021-03-01 16:21
#73
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Whos winning EPL, Mr.Jerman?
2021-03-01 16:22
#78
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Finland viikeri
lmao gj, gonna ask u some betting tips soon
2021-03-01 16:25
WTF
2021-03-01 16:25
wtf was laughing at your thread, but you were right
2021-03-01 16:26
WTF tell us the lottery numbers bro
2021-03-01 16:35
Damn son
2021-03-01 16:35
Damn man buy a lottery ticket
2021-03-01 16:37
wtf u have insider info or 600iq
2021-03-01 16:43
inside infofornation mens)))???? if yes the wtfak reported ez
2021-03-01 16:50
1 reply
#142
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Czech Republic Noxar
mad cuz no insider info for yourself ))))
2021-03-01 16:56
#136
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Ukraine NiP_sux
gj jerman mastermind
2021-03-01 16:52
Do you know anything about michu? Does he join mad lions?
2021-03-01 17:07
bro stop manipulating csgo market with psychic powers
2021-03-01 17:20
#165
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United States PP_Bizon
mastermind wtf
2021-03-01 17:22
when will i get rich mr jerman
2021-03-01 17:39
#189
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Poland BAN_ANIME
can you tell me some lottery numbers bro
2021-03-01 19:08
Germany_6_Worldcups_Brazil_5 can see into the future)))
2021-03-02 01:24
You predicted that a player on loan was gonna leave...?
2021-03-02 01:30
Wtf
2021-03-01 16:10
w0w
2021-03-01 16:10
expected
2021-03-01 16:10
damn
2021-03-01 16:10
just retire pls
2021-03-01 16:11
unexpected
2021-03-01 16:11
#9
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Finland Cucumber))
gl ChrisJ and FPX
2021-03-01 16:11
#10
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Estonia whosmans
LUL
2021-03-01 16:11
ChrisJ in the rotating door
2021-03-01 16:11
3 replies
#172
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Finland nexustron
mousesports big brain move -chrisj +chrisj -chrisj +chrisj -chrisj +chrisj -chrisj +chrisj -chrisj +chrisj
2021-03-01 17:42
2 replies
Big Brain Behaviour
2021-03-02 11:03
1 reply
#230
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Finland nexustron
truly
2021-03-02 15:11
ez firepower
2021-03-01 16:11
2 Finals in a row and they kick him? HELLO??
2021-03-01 16:11
22 replies
he isnt kicked. The negotiations just didn't work out
2021-03-01 16:13
they didnt?
2021-03-01 16:13
13 replies
Still, just disrespectful
2021-03-01 16:14
12 replies
he was on a loan. So is it disrespectful if u rent a van from sixer and give it back after some days even tho it did a good work?
2021-03-01 16:16
2 replies
Yeah I’d rather rent a van from a good player
2021-03-01 16:35
1 reply
lmao rekt
2021-03-01 17:08
if the player and org cant reach the mutual agreement its not disrespectful
2021-03-01 16:17
8 replies
mouz wanted money, fpx dont wamma spedm
2021-03-01 16:28
7 replies
From this I got the idea that it was actually ChrisJ who didnt want to go to FPX? Mouse were happy to let Chris go on loan so I cant see why they wouldnt extend the loan period to FPX. Also FPX have a decent financial backing so doubt that was the issue. Not to mention Mouse terminated Karrigans contract rather than running it out. I really dont think this is mouse being greedy
2021-03-01 16:38
6 replies
Maybe chris asked too much (salary)
2021-03-01 16:41
4 replies
#182
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Slovakia SRNKO
no rent was only on 1 month, fpx want to sign , but mouz asked for ChrisJ 1.5 m $ wich fpx wont agrement, and mouz planned to take chris back to the roaster
2021-03-01 18:33
3 replies
Broken english for the win. Also source?
2021-03-01 18:35
2 replies
#235
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Slovakia SRNKO
source - stykos stream but you will not probably understand and also karrigan told that mouz asked too much for chris ... its known that chris is expensive player to buy and hold ...
2021-03-08 13:55
1 reply
do you have clip? Styko or karrigan?
2021-03-08 13:59
well it depends on how much chrisJ buyout is, but why wouldnt he wanna join fpx, they got the finals at dh january and won the next event
2021-03-01 16:42
"Unfortunately, we could not make a mutual agreement with chrisJ that works for both parties on time" They didnt kick him, its either that after the 2 finals chrisJ overrated himself or that FPX wanted to nickel and dime him and get him for dirt cheap.
2021-03-01 16:14
1 reply
2021-03-01 16:15
Prolly wanted too much money or a long contract. It says they couldnt come to a mutual agreement . He is getting older and prolly wont be that good long term.
2021-03-01 16:14
2 replies
Yeah I didn't read at first and commented but still wtf
2021-03-01 16:15
prob asking same amount of money what he got in mouse. sadly he wont ever get new home anymore.
2021-03-01 16:23
#70
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Poland JKG
LMAO change your flair already
2021-03-01 16:21
1 reply
I will
2021-03-01 16:21
#17
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
he was stand in so expected
2021-03-01 16:11
nooo :((( sad moment
2021-03-01 16:11
-chrisj + Chrisj is happening again
2021-03-01 16:11
#21
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Netherlands staticNL
rip
2021-03-01 16:12
#22
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Finland H0rnPub
NUCLEAR POWER!!!
2021-03-01 16:12
#25
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Europe t.o.p
unexpected
2021-03-01 16:12
1 reply
he was a stand in so expected
2021-03-01 16:18
#28
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Chile Willy_CV
Expected
2021-03-01 16:12
#29
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North America Mort11
No ChrisJ no ESL pro league win
2021-03-01 16:13
#31
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Slovakia VERGiLx
his individual performance was very bad, but still they played well
2021-03-01 16:13
time for sunny to ruin another team POG
2021-03-01 16:13
6 replies
flag checks out suNny is one of the best swedish riflers and with zehn dynamic duo activated they will be top 2 EU in months
2021-03-01 16:14
5 replies
lol i'm just memeing, ence were a dead team from the beginning after they kicked aleksib but wasn't sunny's fault, and his form was insane in 2018 i believe.
2021-03-01 16:16
3 replies
im meming too they will prolly be like top 15-20 max
2021-03-01 16:16
1 reply
not expecting much from them too considreing CIS csgo is cheater
2021-03-01 16:17
#234
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Finland Tyk0
+1
2021-03-04 15:35
isn’t sunny finnish
2021-03-01 16:38
So Sunny is gonna igl?
2021-03-01 16:14
2 replies
yes he is best finnish igl
2021-03-01 16:14
for time being he might be igl. He was second caller when chris was IGL in mouz.
2021-03-01 16:42
so... whos gonna IGL? I hope not SuNny.
2021-03-01 16:14
7 replies
you mean SuNny the best Finnish IGL?
2021-03-01 16:15
2 replies
He never meant to be IGL in ence but was forced to do it because allu couldnt do it. He still did "decent" job as IGL but i wouldnt want him IGL anymore, hes not made for it.
2021-03-01 16:17
1 reply
He is decent "second" caller we saw that in mouz but him being main IGL is not ideal
2021-03-01 16:43
#49
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Finland 5way
styko? or maybe zehn
2021-03-01 16:16
1 reply
ZehN is pretty smart individual so i feel like he should be IGL. He has also said in interview that in future he could be good coach with all his knowledge and experience.
2021-03-01 16:18
#83
Lack1 | 
Russia bult0
I think Devilwalk will call for 1 event, idk
2021-03-01 16:28
I think it's going to be a joint effort of styko, zehn, sunny with help of devilwalk
2021-03-01 16:40
FPX best finish team
2021-03-01 16:15
1 reply
#51
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Finland 5way
+1
2021-03-01 16:16
+firepower
2021-03-01 16:16
WTF😡FPXSUCKS!
2021-03-01 16:16
-STYKO +juho -Farlig +zoree -Maden + jOELZ
2021-03-01 16:18
2 replies
Pepega
2021-03-01 16:24
Joelz 100% LAN winrate
2021-03-01 16:44
Wtf lmao. They keep downgrading. Emi>ChrisJ>sunny
2021-03-01 16:18
7 replies
Thanks! Now i didnt have to type it! Emi was great for them in every way. Why do they add players based on their history/name instead of who’s what they need
2021-03-01 16:38
6 replies
FPX probably dont want emi. My guess is they dont want emi for the same reason they didnt want krystal, he isnt "household" name because so far FPX targeted known names as fifth. You know players that people know.
2021-03-01 16:46
5 replies
Exactly as i wrote? Lol? :b
2021-03-01 16:55
4 replies
I know but i kinda disagree with the "what they need" part. FPX knows they need IGL they just have signed more known "IGLs" even tho they are best thing for the team. Something like faze were doing after karrigan kick.
2021-03-01 16:57
3 replies
So u don’t think that they should go by ”what they need”? U think they’re right about adding bigger names which provides 0 to the actual game play?
2021-03-01 18:36
2 replies
I dont think you are getting my point. It doesnt provide 0 to the actual gameplay. Its like they have the correct idea they just arent making the best decision avilable. They arent making the worst decision but they arent doing the best decision. Also sunny is standin
2021-03-01 18:41
1 reply
I can agree to that part, but seriosuly, they looked sooo goood while haveing emi as their leader. I still feel like he was the perfect piece to the team.
2021-03-01 18:44
Firepower at it again)))
2021-03-01 16:18
Wtf?
2021-03-01 16:18
expected from chrisj ego, dutch bot retire
2021-03-01 16:19
firepower baby
2021-03-01 16:20
#68
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Hungary Pitsa31
Fpx as finnish Ence lol
2021-03-01 16:20
Rip the wolf of wallstreet
2021-03-01 16:23
Ooooof
2021-03-01 16:24
#81
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
Retirement incoming
2021-03-01 16:26
-IGL +firepower works every time
2021-03-01 16:28
3 replies
LMAO
2021-03-01 16:31
They clearly said its temporary. Also sunny may not even be IGLing. Both zehn and styko do have XP to call and sunny is capable second caller.
2021-03-01 16:48
No need for igl if enemy is dead
2021-03-01 17:04
expected
2021-03-01 16:29
FPX RIP
2021-03-01 16:29
lul ahahahaha
2021-03-01 16:29
#88
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Netherlands PaasWaas
Chris de jong sucks.
2021-03-01 16:30
#89
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Bulgaria goshyy
WTF?
2021-03-01 16:30
FINALLY!!
2021-03-01 16:32
sunny deserves better
2021-03-01 16:33
#93
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Finland Teukkasd
niceeee
2021-03-01 16:34
finally
2021-03-01 16:35
1 reply
> Frankie Ward >Current team - Her pic is so cute though.
2021-03-01 16:39
OMEGALUL
2021-03-01 16:36
1 reply
+1 OMEGA ULTRA SUPER LUL
2021-03-01 16:38
Now that's some firepower for FPP!
2021-03-01 16:38
#108
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Greece RedWinter
FPX should get NBK
2021-03-01 16:40
1 reply
hell no
2021-03-02 09:28
so who is igling?
2021-03-01 16:42
1 reply
devilwalk most likely
2021-03-01 16:49
#121
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Slovakia Georgiii
suNny is gonna destroy another team
2021-03-01 16:45
1 reply
Think you find that was BotU
2021-03-01 16:50
#124
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Brazil pooternd
mouz +chrisj 6th player letsgooo!
2021-03-01 16:46
wtf why chrisJ destroy his career
2021-03-01 16:48
F
2021-03-01 16:50
Wow, they should of paid him. Only reason they made it anyway. Crazy
2021-03-01 16:51
#139
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Germany mainak90
Its a good deal for mouz, if dexter flops on EPL, they might want to rethink doing the +Chrisj on the roster. At best he will bring some results, at worst he'll be the same as Dexter.
2021-03-01 16:54
#145
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Argentina ReacC
ChrisJ to Valolrant
2021-03-01 16:59
-godJ means no more trophies for FPX
2021-03-01 16:59
POG?
2021-03-01 17:00
welcome to the washed up club! current roster is: guardian woxic crhisJ
2021-03-01 17:08
3 replies
Hmm flair checks out
2021-03-01 17:33
2 replies
at least Dosia retired on a high note, being the Sex God with a major victory
2021-03-01 17:39
1 reply
+1 Dosia did everything right.
2021-03-01 17:56
#160
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Russia Syonamaru
WHY?!
2021-03-01 17:10
XD
2021-03-01 17:20
10iq decision lmao beat 2x times best team in the world and still change lineup lol
2021-03-01 17:25
This team have big potential now and styko can igl maybe
2021-03-01 17:32
Remove maden and farlig. Get dłuższą and Olof. Win tourneys. Ez! Sweden and Finland are close to each other.
2021-03-01 17:41
Firepower pog
2021-03-01 17:44
#175
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Russia vynn
GL for chrisJ
2021-03-01 17:59
Sunny was a beast in mouz. He was decent in ence while calling. If he can step it up again he would be a great addition to this already skill stacked team
2021-03-01 18:02
wtf just get Xizt
2021-03-01 18:02
#178
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Poland SebL
Good that chrisJ is gone, he is medicore. suNny isn't better either, he is not going to stay there for to long I would assume. But GL to him and the team.
2021-03-01 18:03
#179
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Netherlands evaNc1
so what flair do i use now
2021-03-01 18:04
1 reply
#187
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
faze
2021-03-01 18:49
Well, it is reasonable not to spend money on him. He might have been a decent addition if being a free agent.
2021-03-01 18:17
whyyy?
2021-03-01 19:00
2 replies
For firepower
2021-03-01 19:08
1 reply
ence thought so too xd
2021-03-01 19:14
Dutch scene has finally come to rest, rip [*]
2021-03-01 19:18
Fpx change players every event to get unlimited honeymoon period
2021-03-01 19:33
#195
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Canada J47
The amount of "firepower" that has just been added is astronomical!
2021-03-01 19:40
#196
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Finland JmNn1
Pog
2021-03-01 19:47
Now imagine Flusha joins! Would be insane actually, easy top 10 Farlig Flusha Sunny Styko Zhen Maden (6th)
2021-03-01 19:49
Who's the IGL?
2021-03-01 20:06
#199
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Finland vjollila
that amount of firepower is scary af
2021-03-01 20:14
GL!
2021-03-01 20:15
No igl team )))) geniuses. Chrisj in mouz is best option - dexter.
2021-03-01 20:15
#203
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Ukraine Dert_
sunny igl again xDDD
2021-03-01 20:34
ctrl f "firepower" only 11? not impressive
2021-03-01 20:35
#205
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United Kingdom novaseer
time for another mouz +chrisJ
2021-03-01 20:40
finally again in mouz -chrisJ +chrisJ, kick this bot dexter
2021-03-01 20:49
#211
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Slovakia Adwarin
GL&HF
2021-03-01 23:27
that amount of firepower is scary af
2021-03-02 00:26
Maybe permanent move???
2021-03-02 04:05
wtf
2021-03-02 07:20
#219
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Germany tide_side
Time to build up a Dutch team with fearsome Dutch Talents and overtake the Coach, Analyst or Manager role ChrisJ! Good luck in your future endeavors!
2021-03-02 08:02
#220
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Russia Sa1to
another stupid swap....
2021-03-02 08:36
ChrisJ was perfect for them. Stupid from both parties... But yeah maybe Mouz was the bottleneck???
2021-03-02 08:43
Chrisj, sunny and flusha, a couple of Great players that might become good igls available.
2021-03-02 10:22
Miikka "firepower" toledo
2021-03-02 10:39
1 reply
lmao
2021-03-02 11:21
#228
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Finland epeape15
n1
2021-03-02 14:34
thank god botj was brutal
2021-03-02 14:54
Rip chrisj career
2021-03-03 06:32
gg chrisJ :) what next?
2021-03-04 15:31
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