Fiend sign VOYVODA roster

The Bulgarian team had been grinding without an organisation since October 2020.

Fiend, a new esports organisation based in the United States, have announced that they have signed the Bulgarian roster known as VOYVODA. The news comes two weeks after the team upset OG and Cloud9 en route to qualifying for DreamHack Masters Spring, a $250,000 tournament set to kick off on April 29.

The core of Viktor "⁠v1c7oR⁠" Dyankov, Kamen "⁠bubble⁠" Kostadinov, and Hristiyan "⁠REDSTAR⁠" Pironkov has been playing together since October 2020 (initially competing under the MBAPPEEK name) and was joined by Martin "⁠mar⁠" Kuyumdjiev and Simeon "⁠dream3r⁠" Ganev in December. The Bulgarians struggled in their first tournaments before surprising just about everyone in their third-place finish in the DreamHack Masters qualifier, in which they also beat K23.

bubble's troops have finally found an organisation

"Having an organization is pretty great as it gives us more tools to succeed," v1c7oR said in a statement. "Signing with this organization provides us with motivation to keep getting better and to prove that this project will work. It also feels good to have an organization that I can call home! Although we're still a new roster, I'm confident that we can achieve even greater things in 2021."

In a recent interview with HLTV.org, v1c7oR expressed his belief that VOYVODA can become an even better version of the Windigo lineup that won the WESG 2018 World Finals and peaked at No.13 in the world rankings in April 2019. The team ended up disbanding later that year after Windigo ceased operations due to financial issues.

Fiend CEO Aleksandr "fataL" Kharnikov, who has been following the Counter-Strike scene for 20 years, said that he had long wanted to own his own team and that the Bulgarian squad ticks all the boxes for him.

"I feel like the time is right with this roster," he explained. "I've followed them for many years, from their early days in GPlay up until MBAPPEEK. All the five players have the right mentality to rise to new heights, which is the drive to work hard and the will to never give up."

Fiend have the following lineup:

Bulgaria Kamen "⁠bubble⁠" Kostadinov
Bulgaria Viktor "⁠v1c7oR⁠" Dyankov
Bulgaria Hristiyan "⁠REDSTAR⁠" Pironkov
Bulgaria Simeon "⁠dream3r⁠" Ganev
Bulgaria Martin "⁠mar⁠" Kuyumdjiev

Bulgaria Martin 'mar' Kuyumdjiev
Martin 'mar' Kuyumdjiev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
458
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Bulgaria Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
329
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Bulgaria Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1745
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
#1
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United Kingdom RannarrCSGO
okay
2021-03-23 13:40
61 replies
#10
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United States ShawnM
cool to see wait "a new esports organisation based in the United States," why are they not signing bad news bears?
2021-03-23 13:42
58 replies
They are in the process of being signed by ibp 🤭🤭🤭🤭
2021-03-23 13:43
16 replies
#33
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United States ShawnM
that'd be sick honestly
2021-03-23 13:46
14 replies
They where hinting at something but nothing yet(((((
2021-03-23 13:54
13 replies
IBP just tweeted „CSGO“ and you say that they will buy BNB how the fuck they would get something from NA when all good teams are moving to EU ? BNB would be shit here just like Team One.
2021-03-23 14:49
12 replies
It was a joke but if they where actually going to donut maybe trying to save what is left of NA CS and try to rebuild it a bit
2021-03-23 14:54
11 replies
Would be better if IBP signed Flusha's project.
2021-03-23 15:03
10 replies
IBP has a PLAN
2021-03-23 15:40
7 replies
They might have a plan but not including O plano
2021-03-23 15:57
6 replies
oh didn't know you were the CEO
2021-03-23 17:15
5 replies
Bro didn't you know about Envy and O plano ?
2021-03-23 17:16
4 replies
There's all sort of speculations right now, the strongest one is Envy. But there's also Loud and Flamengo (brazilians orgs), IBP and some other minor ones. They can go anywhere, or even nowhere. But we won't know until mid year, when their contracts with current orgs expire.
2021-03-23 17:41
3 replies
If IBP wants shit in csgo they would invest in EU not NA.
2021-03-23 17:50
2 replies
Yeah, EU is the only hotspot right now. Whoever they sign, they gotta put them in Europe. But that's easier said than done, euro is expensive.
2021-03-23 18:06
1 reply
iBP buy furia ez $.
2021-03-23 21:45
o le noob, Why sign 5 washed ups when you can have 5 cheaper washed ups to farm cash cups?
2021-03-25 21:48
1 reply
You're saying 5 washed up is in flusha project when there will be 3 young ppl 4 if sunny will join fpx.
2021-03-25 21:58
#73
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India SKS_1337
I don't think Optic India and IBP can recover from those hits.
2021-03-23 14:00
their CEO is "Aleksandr "fataL" Kharnikov" so doesn't sound really American for me.
2021-03-23 13:44
14 replies
looks russian
2021-03-23 13:45
13 replies
yeah. What's more weird I didn't find anything about him on Twitter or Google. Also the org tweeted the announcement 2 hrs ago and none of the players haven't even retweeted it. Something seems weird here.
2021-03-23 13:46
that can be also bulgarian name
2021-03-23 13:50
11 replies
#106
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African Union csarmani
Aleksandr is not a bulgarian name
2021-03-23 14:30
10 replies
and Kharnikov isn't a Bulgarian last name. either Unkrainian or Russian
2021-03-23 15:24
#140
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Bulgaria Kepler_Bg
It is
2021-03-23 16:15
8 replies
#146
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African Union csarmani
written as Aleksandr? really? thought it was Aleksandar
2021-03-23 16:41
7 replies
Aleksandar is in Serbia, we need some bulgarians to confirm this
2021-03-23 17:38
6 replies
not bulgarian but close alphabeticaly, can confirm
2021-03-23 18:40
3 replies
I dont trust you to tell me if its alekandr or aleksandar in bg :D
2021-03-23 18:41
2 replies
bulg,belg, same country
2021-03-23 18:43
1 reply
damn you are right!
2021-03-23 18:45
#177
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0
It's also Aleksandar in Bulgarian, but with another letter in cyrillic, usually spelled AleksandUr in the latin alphabet with the U sounding like the U in "UP"
2021-03-23 18:43
1 reply
Ok so now we know hes not from bg, thank you good sir
2021-03-23 18:44
bulgarian team is probably like 6-7x cheaper than BNB
2021-03-23 13:50
5 replies
#47
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United States ShawnM
in an interview swisher literally said all they need is more than 1.5k / a month , i shit you not
2021-03-23 13:51
4 replies
that's not even half bad
2021-03-23 13:52
Why has nobody signed them
2021-03-23 14:01
1 reply
#142
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United Kingdom Brucks
Because they suck
2021-03-23 16:16
That's not half bad for a tier 3 team's salary.
2021-03-23 16:47
#76
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Finland V1lske
cuz NA cs sucks ass
2021-03-23 14:01
11 replies
#77
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United States ShawnM
i would make a good case that bnb could take a map off OG actually since OG only have 4 players, bnb would currently beat OG
2021-03-23 14:02
meanwhile, finnish cs is carried by a jew and a polak
2021-03-23 14:07
9 replies
yeah, the finnish team thats #19 in the world ranking is carried by a jew and a polak oh wait
2021-03-23 14:14
7 replies
who cars about irrelevant tier 3 team
2021-03-23 14:14
6 replies
well you were the one trying to insult finnish cs without making any sense. american brain at its best xd
2021-03-23 14:18
1 reply
stay mad mongol
2021-03-23 14:21
well that's like your whole scene apart from liquid and eg
2021-03-23 16:20
3 replies
at least our entire scene didnt move to valulrant
2021-03-23 16:38
2 replies
Yes but no
2021-03-23 17:07
well talking numbers, more of your players moved to valorant than ours since we only had like 7 to begin with and you can't really blame them when valve didn't put any effort into keeping the kr / sea scene alive
2021-03-23 17:18
#196
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Finland V1lske
racista
2021-03-23 21:19
#123
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Europe chespiZ
better than any usa teams
2021-03-23 15:13
Cause they are useless :)
2021-03-23 15:18
#138
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United States Phamous3k
I'm sure ptr salary demands by itself can pay for this whole Bulgarian squad, staff, room & board, and a fun e-girl for every night. =) Jokes aside it's because NA scene is dead and Bulgarian aka EU scene is thriving. The smarter investment in this stage of CSGO's life is in a European (EU/CIS) or Brazilian team.
2021-03-23 16:12
4 replies
#47 legit and also na cs isn't dead, i feel that's a common misconception
2021-03-23 16:29
3 replies
#158
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Czech Republic Noxar
Seems pretty dead to me Not even 1 tenth of the EU playerbase
2021-03-23 17:17
2 replies
well the NA playerbase is much smaller therefore there is always goign to be less players at the top of the scene no one goes on about asian cs so bad so dead when in reality their playerbase isn't that much smaller than NA
2021-03-23 17:18
1 reply
#164
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United States Phamous3k
Asian player base in comparison is a lot larger then NA. I think one China server alone = entire US playerbase. steamdb.info/servers/ And NA is pretty dead when you look at it from a business perspective. 1. Large organizations leaving with no equivalent replacing them. Unless Extra Salt & High Coast = GenG, 100T etc. 2. Top players and players in general leaving in droves. 3. No third party tournament organizers are invested in the scene. etc. etc.
2021-03-23 17:31
#157
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Czech Republic Noxar
Because they're bad??? What kind of question is this bruh
2021-03-23 17:16
#68
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Lithuania 7000won
GL
2021-03-23 13:56
1 reply
thanks man
2021-03-24 11:14
its show time
2021-03-23 13:41
#3
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Estonia Argokirss
Nice
2021-03-23 13:40
#4
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Finland godofsilent
nice
2021-03-23 13:40
nice
2021-03-23 13:41
nice
2021-03-23 13:41
Who is fiend
2021-03-23 13:41
6 replies
#26
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Brazil rav1k
An organization that thinks voyvoda can become even better than the mighty windigo
2021-03-23 13:44
5 replies
#78
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Sri Lanka w7tv
An organization that thinks voyvoda can throw even better than the mighty windigo fixed
2021-03-23 14:03
4 replies
Lmao
2021-03-23 15:19
#174
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Brazil rav1k
well, thank you my good man
2021-03-23 18:31
2 replies
#182
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Sri Lanka w7tv
you're welcome hope they bring you many profit$
2021-03-23 18:49
1 reply
#198
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Brazil rav1k
they usually do
2021-03-23 22:04
First
2021-03-23 13:41
1 reply
Nt
2021-03-23 13:43
coool logo
2021-03-23 13:41
Fiend? sounds like friend
2021-03-23 13:41
9 replies
True, pretty shit name.
2021-03-23 13:42
Friend? sounds like fiend
2021-03-23 13:51
5 replies
what is friend
2021-03-23 13:53
3 replies
Made up construct
2021-03-23 13:53
2 replies
never heard of it
2021-03-23 13:54
1 reply
That is good, its media propaganda
2021-03-23 13:54
sounds? Friend like fiend
2021-03-23 13:54
if someone are alone just reach out to them
2021-03-23 14:00
I like friend better, sounds like a team papa pasza would own.
2021-03-23 14:23
#14
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Romania Anonym20
cool i hope someone will take project x roaster aswell
2021-03-23 13:42
#15
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Pakistan LoOuU2
"a new esports organisation based in the United States" an NA org investing in CSGO but not in an NA team , is this something good for the scene there or no ?
2021-03-23 13:42
2 replies
#113
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Slovakia veeellys
More tournaments in EU = more match fix money
2021-03-23 14:43
1 reply
#189
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Snow Sweet Snow and Pinnacle Cup, here they come!
2021-03-23 20:15
hope they arent another bulgarian matchfixing org. If they are just stop pls bulgaria
2021-03-23 13:42
2 replies
#23
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China CantBanMe
new frog spotted
2021-03-23 13:43
A United States one perhaps???
2021-03-23 13:44
Smart move but rip COL dream also dreamer idk.
2021-03-23 13:42
nice
2021-03-23 13:43
#20
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China CantBanMe
niceeeee
2021-03-23 13:43
Nice
2021-03-23 13:43
LET ME IN
2021-03-23 13:44
are they still matchfixing like they used to in bluejays & skinogre ? pls honest answer
2021-03-23 13:44
7 replies
funny when kids dont know a shit about cs and blaming ppl for matchfixing xD
2021-03-23 13:53
6 replies
yea this was legit tournament for sure liquipedia.net/counterstrike/CyberPRO/Se..
2021-03-23 13:53
every site odds 2.4 -> 1.1 in 10mins literally legit. U r the one who knows nothing. Ofc flag checks out. Expected
2021-03-23 13:54
4 replies
HAHAH yea ok go cry in the steps!
2021-03-23 13:58
3 replies
hltv.org/matches/2342963/bluejays-vs-sin.. you cant deny the fact that they are matchfixers. Trying to defend ur shit team so hard huh?
2021-03-23 13:58
2 replies
The fact that your compare two teams that have different line ups... show how brain death you are and how much you understand about cs!
2021-03-23 14:03
1 reply
but you still cant deny the fact that redstar dream3r mar matchfix. Even fate's old member doublemagic confirmed about the FATE's matchfixing on twitter. You can find and read it. Just admit it god damn theres no legit bulgarian team. Why matchfix? instead of play good tryhard and achieve something
2021-03-23 14:05
#30
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Brazil batcompany
Couldn have a cuter name? Fluffy bears or something like that...
2021-03-23 13:44
#35
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Russia ErleN_
frien)))
2021-03-23 13:46
while vovyoda's effort to grind in tournament orgless to prove their worth have succeed, o plano sitting around overpricing themselves
2021-03-23 13:53
3 replies
O PLANO has the plan!!!
2021-03-23 13:54
+ lol, what an amazing concept. hey we got dropped by org for being bad now we will make a "team" but we wont actually play and wont prove to anyone we're not bad. awesome
2021-03-23 14:24
1 reply
O PLANO : " dont worry, wE bEaT AStRaLiS last year. everyone would sign us for 2x c9 salary. just need wait for another henryG"
2021-03-23 14:35
Fitting name for those fiends/ I'm sure they will stop fixing :).
2021-03-23 13:48
4 replies
#43
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Brazil NegoNey
everyone is fixing for those kids bastards that don't acept a lost
2021-03-23 13:50
2 replies
Those guys have been a goldmine for more than 6 years, nothing to be salty about ;).
2021-03-23 14:19
1 reply
#120
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Brazil NegoNey
so you have proof from what your saying?
2021-03-23 15:03
I will tell you something: very few teams in this world is responsible for matchfixing. The orders come from above:)))))
2021-03-23 13:51
#40
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Brazil NegoNey
dr3mer isn't vac banned?
2021-03-23 13:50
Voyvoda signed before DBL Poney... bruh
2021-03-23 13:50
2 replies
#190
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NBK's buying fees alone would cost more than Voyvoda's 1 year salary.
2021-03-23 20:17
1 reply
buyout is around 350-400k... so we'll see
2021-03-23 20:22
#48
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Belarus jugadorJJ
expected as always
2021-03-23 13:52
top 30 incoming.
2021-03-23 13:53
Disband in 2 months
2021-03-23 13:53
Nice, but isnt dream3r vac banned?
2021-03-23 13:55
These braindead fanboys keep defending these matchfixers liquipedia.net/counterstrike/CyberPRO/Se.. liquipedia.net/counterstrike/LEGENDS.BET.. most blatant matchfixing tournaments i've ever watched. Literally on every site odds swing 2.4->1.1 1.9->1.05 on last few mins. Delusional bulgarians lul
2021-03-23 13:55
5 replies
cry is free
2021-03-23 14:10
2 replies
matchfixing is also free
2021-03-23 16:11
1 reply
true
2021-03-23 20:44
Ye remember Axis cheating in this tournament? Shit was blatantly fixed and nothing has happend
2021-03-23 17:14
nice they have less twitter followers than me tho wtf
2021-03-23 13:58
#69
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Canada GGNORE33
how they sign a team with a player with an active VAC ban that is still up? LOL they won't be playing majors and minors for sure. Unluko friends :D
2021-03-23 13:57
#70
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Lithuania 7000won
GL
2021-03-23 13:57
Shadow Fiend
2021-03-23 14:05
good for bulgarian matchfixers
2021-03-23 14:05
ur telling me these permanent tier 3 players can find an org but chaos couldnt? top teams are over pricing themselves or what?
2021-03-23 14:06
2 replies
#91
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Lebanon Dogman69
yes, because they are actually better players than these chaos bots
2021-03-23 14:14
ye cuz they are willing to fix matches 4Head They prolly get minimum salary or smth, can't explain it otherwise
2021-03-23 17:24
They just legalised match-fixing 🤣
2021-03-23 14:07
and disband after DH XD
2021-03-23 14:09
50 followers org, pretty fishy tbh
2021-03-23 14:11
#92
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Bulgaria goshyy
Nice!
2021-03-23 14:15
#93
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Switzerland x676
Hahahahahahaha they are lacking a R!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-03-23 14:15
#95
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Poland smutnyyy
Hello my friend
2021-03-23 14:18
Gzz menss
2021-03-23 14:22
congrats bulgaria!
2021-03-23 14:22
#101
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Turkey 69kagan
gl fiend
2021-03-23 14:23
Great, an NA organization that goes to Europe while there is Bad News Bears who has won 3/4 of their cash cups, had a strong showing in Dreamhack and have about a 70% win rate and even beat the other tier 2 NA teams pretty consistently. Great to see the help for NA
2021-03-23 14:27
2 replies
they don't owe buying overpriced tier 3 NA (tier 5 EU) dead region bots to you
2021-03-23 14:33
1 reply
lmaoooo theyre far from overpriced and n1 being toxic Poland barely has a scene either. I'm sure you'd feel the same way if Poland had a promising team and saw a Polish org pass on them
2021-03-23 20:02
what a horrible name for an organization fiend Learn to pronounce noun 1. an evil spirit or demon. Similar: demon devil evil spirit imp bogie incubus succubus hellhound spook cacodemon 2. INFORMAL an enthusiast or devotee of a particular thing. "a football fiend" Similar: enthusiast fanatic
2021-03-23 14:27
dream3r? hmmm this guy cheating wtf is this world
2021-03-23 14:29
#107
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Poland sosiad
nice, gl
2021-03-23 14:30
gl with disgusting cheater+matchfixers lmao
2021-03-23 14:30
All capable players here, I hope Voyvoda proves top 15 in 2021 is not just a dream!
2021-03-23 14:40
#114
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Poland SebL
Honestly I feel like this team had one fluke run, and other than that they are trash, I don't think they will achieve anything, but I wish them GL since I've seen dream3r, bubble and v1c7oR competing for a long time already. GL boys.
2021-03-23 14:45
expected
2021-03-23 14:49
SCAMMED
2021-03-23 15:01
#122
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Chile cristiaan
cool
2021-03-23 15:10
better than navi at least
2021-03-23 15:20
it looks like an improved windigo logo.
2021-03-23 15:22
#129
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Russia r2geboy
omg, finally
2021-03-23 15:29
Already a better signing than C9 from henryG with way, way less money spent.
2021-03-23 15:31
#131
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Brazil Anarchybr
Nice Good Luck bois
2021-03-23 15:40
Pog
2021-03-23 15:57
Now they have an org they dont have to matchfix aha
2021-03-23 16:05
1 reply
Sad bad bettor is sad bad bettor :(
2021-03-27 15:51
#136
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Portugal H3NR
>New org in the States >Don't sign BnB For that, I hope they start to regret this decision in a few months :D
2021-03-23 16:07
1 reply
And what does that tell you? NA Scene is dead. Yes, they could have signed a T3 team in NA, but, instead they went with a EU team, which was a smart move. Voyvoda can win stuff in EU T3. Its also more money in EU compared with NA tournaments AND on top of that i doubt these Bulgarians gets a huge salary, something BnB would demand lol.
2021-03-23 16:15
Cool logo. Hope they can qualify for a major, would be really cool to have these stickers.
2021-03-23 16:13
#147
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United States hjhjghj23
toyoda gets signed by a US org, yet chaos went unsigned?
2021-03-23 16:46
EZ4FIEND only FAIRY better
2021-03-23 16:55
hope theyll play on the same level, or even would improve
2021-03-23 17:06
Bulgarians actually scamming americans, lol
2021-03-23 17:10
4 replies
is there ANYTHING AT ALL that can backup your words?
2021-03-23 17:19
3 replies
Mbappek/Voyvoda being a sub par team even in T3 but having a fluke in the dreamhack qualifier. Is the same as when x6tence signed CPH flames without Farling because at that moment they had RMR points...
2021-03-23 17:31
2 replies
Lately they had good results under their banner with decent teams (tier 1) so i can't see the bad part here. Yeah obviously they will not be in tier 1 but in tier 2 maybe 3 most likely, time will tell.
2021-03-23 17:47
1 reply
They literally just lost 2 bo3 against Blink and almost lost to Brugge. They didn't do anything until the dreamhack qualy. They were a fluke that took advantage of OG and Cloud9 situation. Time will prove me right. I just hope the American Org didn't sign them expecting a T1-T2 team because they'll be dissapointed.
2021-03-23 18:14
Cool stickers for major
2021-03-23 17:15
That's a weird name FIEND. ARE YOU MY FIEND?
2021-03-23 17:18
Is Bray Wyatt CEO?
2021-03-23 17:57
#173
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Canada GGNORE33
the name sounds like bad spoken English.. my fiend, USA doesn't think so with Ukrainian/Russian CEO, where we all know that this is pure bs. Another scammy CIS owner with families moneys for few months.
2021-03-23 18:29
hf @ MAJOR
2021-03-23 18:45
Dreamer is the banned player?
2021-03-23 18:58
4 replies
#186
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Asia Blitzer
yes, thats correct sir banned from playing in valve-sponsored events due to a previous vac ban
2021-03-23 19:47
3 replies
then what's the point to play with him , wtf? ?!?
2021-03-23 20:50
2 replies
#195
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Lebanon Dogman69
when was the latest major
2021-03-23 20:54
#200
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Asia Blitzer
1 - EU is so stacked atm that it must be very difficult for them to reach the major 2 - some players did not have a regular salary for some time. there is nothing better than some financial stability bubble left smash in jun/2020 v1c7oR left windigo in jul/2019 etc.
2021-03-24 01:48
gl
2021-03-23 19:03
Maybe they will stop throwing matches now
2021-03-23 19:44
Fiend CEO Aleksandr "fataL" Kharnikov but an org based in the US. Okay.
2021-03-23 20:08
1 reply
#199
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Canada GGNORE33
laundry team for sure...Based in the US sure, some offshore company on the Bahamas.
2021-03-24 01:28
embarrassing to forget an 'r' in your name Team Friend
2021-03-23 20:54
#201
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United States Angelo_
Lets goooo
2021-03-24 02:45
Bulgarian cs = full of matchfixing
2021-03-24 09:07
3 replies
#203
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Bulgaria St1pr0
turkey cs where?
2021-03-24 09:36
2 replies
valorant
2021-03-24 09:51
1 reply
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Greece hekzy
Lul
2021-03-24 12:10
Dream3r xiting again?
2021-03-24 12:47
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