iM joins GamerLegion

The Romanian talent brings the team one step closer to a complete lineup.

Ivan "⁠iM⁠" Mihai has officially joined GamerLegion, the German organization announced on Twitter on Friday. The 21-year-old makes the move over from domestic side Nexus after averaging a 1.15 rating in the last three months.

With the addition of the Romanian, GamerLegion have four active players, having benched British duo William "⁠dobbo⁠" Dobson and Adam "⁠Adam9130⁠" Ahmad on Thursday.

iM's strong form in Nexus caught the eye of GamerLegion

iM has been a part of Nexus since 2018, helping the Romanian organization reach their peak world ranking of #40 at the end of 2020. The team featuring other notable players from the country such as Adrian "⁠XELLOW⁠" Guță, Valentin "⁠SEMINTE⁠" Bodea, and Cătălin-Ionuț "⁠BTN⁠" Stănescu, hit a downward spiral after the turn of the year and currently sit at the 93rd spot in the ranking.

With the addition of the rifler with proficiency in opening duels, GamerLegion are hoping to get out of their own rut. The international squad recently finished an underwhelming ESEA Premier season, barely avoiding relegation, and was unable to leave its mark in events such as Snow Sweet Snow and Pinnacle Cup.

GamerLegion are now:

Sweden Alfred "⁠RuStY⁠" Karlsson
Slovakia Patrik "⁠Zero⁠" Žúdel
Sweden Sean "⁠eraa⁠" Knutsson
Romania Ivan "⁠iM⁠" Mihai

United Kingdom Ashley "⁠ashhh⁠" Battye (coach)

United Kingdom Adam "⁠Adam9130⁠" Ahmad (benched)
United Kingdom William "⁠dobbo⁠" Dobson (benched)

Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
967
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
United Kingdom William 'dobbo' Dobson
William 'dobbo' Dobson
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
112
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Romania Valentin 'SEMINTE' Bodea
Valentin 'SEMINTE' Bodea
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
577
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Romania Cătălin-Ionuț 'BTN' Stănescu
Cătălin-Ionuț 'BTN' Stănescu
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
877
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Sean 'eraa' Knutsson
Sean 'eraa' Knutsson
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Romania Ivan 'iM' Mihai
Ivan 'iM' Mihai
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
446
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
Romania Adrian 'XELLOW' Guță
Adrian 'XELLOW' Guță
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Adam 'Adam9130' Ahmad
Adam 'Adam9130' Ahmad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
273
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
753
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
#2
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United Kingdom MilkEnjoyer
cool move actually
2021-04-16 16:30
15 replies
+ rly talented guy
2021-04-16 17:04
7 replies
#164
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Other the_dark
i don't know what this is all about but let me assure you "i am" not joining gamerlegion
2021-04-16 19:01
1 reply
#171
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Brazil rhal
Im joining gamerlegion though
2021-04-16 19:16
Yep. Him and Xellow often carrying the rest of Nexus. Unfortunately GL is not a team that's too much better, but maybe he'll stand out again and climb a bit further up the ladder
2021-04-16 23:13
4 replies
But gamerlegion has better future i guess...better players surely
2021-04-17 06:50
2 replies
I agree, better players in GL. An improvement for iM, but not a giant step up
2021-04-17 14:34
1 reply
Yeah but i think its maybe better than some better t2 team
2021-04-17 18:40
#225
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Germany Koalafire
If they find a good 5th player, they have a chance to establish in the best tier 2 teams.
2021-04-17 15:32
+1 jdc supposed 5 man pretty solid
2021-04-16 17:57
5 replies
#158
FASHR | 
Netherlands SYDK
oh? the fpl guy whos been showing up lately?
2021-04-16 18:58
1 reply
yeah he left UOL to fucus on his individual play and its really been paying of they are praccing with him apperantly now
2021-04-16 19:00
That would be an interesting lineup. JDC is a good Player and I was surprised that aTTaX didn't took him. But who would be the igl in that team tho?
2021-04-16 19:47
2 replies
zero like before I am think
2021-04-16 19:47
1 reply
I thought that adam was the igl before but I'm not 100% sure. Zero would be also my guess since he has the most experience
2021-04-16 19:56
#128
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Europe psydeL91
DESERVED
2021-04-16 18:15
Nice. GL mate
2021-04-16 16:31
cool addition, he was good in Nexus as far as I remember
2021-04-16 16:32
#6
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Romania b0jack
Gl king
2021-04-16 16:31
10 replies
Why is xellow not picked up by anyone, he is there for a long time while im recently showed up
2021-04-16 17:54
9 replies
He had offers from HR and from other teams but none of them was good enough for him & team and he wants to continue in Nexus to bring it in top 30.
2021-04-16 18:03
I think he was getting an offer in godsent (funplus pheonix now instead) instead of farlig, but he declined the offer
2021-04-16 18:10
He got many offers, from teams like hr, godsent or contact, but he just did not want to leave nexus. He wants to achieve something great with nexus.
2021-04-16 18:23
5 replies
it was huge opportunity to make money, career and name, why would he ever decline it especially the facet that there is not so much talent in romania, first cosmeeN, now iM leaving
2021-04-16 18:26
1 reply
He is treated very well at Nexus, management is great. He is still young so he probably wants to try 1 more year to push as hard as they can with this roster.
2021-04-16 18:31
#142
arT | 
United Kingdom h4m
That wont be possible with nexus, him and IM are talented enough for international teams, good im has taken his chance.
2021-04-16 18:31
1 reply
2021-04-16 19:08
Xellow needs to leave Nexus if he really wants to ever have a chance at playing in a top tier time . Nexus is a dead team , Romania scene is dead.
2021-04-16 20:32
#143
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Romania D4COMPL3X
He got offers from teams like Godsent and c0ntact before, guess he wants to help nexus
2021-04-16 18:31
#7
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Sri Lanka wiggleCS
jdc next
2021-04-16 16:32
8 replies
+1111111111111
2021-04-16 16:39
5 replies
portuguese talent
2021-04-16 16:42
2 replies
enjoy your copium
2021-04-16 17:57
#113
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Sri Lanka wiggleCS
LOL
2021-04-16 18:05
#37
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Sri Lanka wiggleCS
i swear, with jdc this roster will blow up, top 20 incoming
2021-04-16 16:42
1 reply
+1
2021-04-16 17:19
#97
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Argentina Gambito71
would be sick
2021-04-16 17:42
and 1year after -k1to +jdc he needs just some experience
2021-04-16 18:30
#8
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Norway TheDEA
GLHF
2021-04-16 16:32
#9
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Slovakia xaboff
Now who will they sign as their IGL? Maybe Alex?? One can hope
2021-04-16 16:32
9 replies
they are practiicing with JDC atm
2021-04-16 16:33
7 replies
#17
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Slovakia xaboff
The german?
2021-04-16 16:36
6 replies
Yes
2021-04-16 16:36
5 replies
#23
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Slovakia xaboff
Hes not an igl tho, is he?
2021-04-16 16:38
4 replies
i think rusty or zero will igl
2021-04-16 16:46
2 replies
Don’t think that Zero can be a good igl
2021-04-16 17:13
1 reply
yh but theyll prob play pretty loosly anyways so its fine i dont think theyre looking for a big strat book here or anything. its a fortnite org at the end of the day
2021-04-16 17:59
#106
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Romania 1fieSTaa
IM will play entry or rifler.
2021-04-16 18:00
RuStY igl?
2021-04-16 16:41
GM next
2021-04-16 16:32
+rep good move
2021-04-16 16:32
#13
iM | 
Romania Chop31
Gl hero, u will be missed! <3
2021-04-16 16:33
13 replies
Sad for Nexus. I don't think they can reach a hogh ranking again without him. He is a really good player and a big loss for Nexus. Who will replace him?
2021-04-16 16:57
12 replies
#71
iM | 
Europe g4nl0cK
blytz replaced him meanwhile seminte was replaced by s0und, overall this nexus lineup is going to be better than the last one
2021-04-16 17:12
4 replies
But why do they keep sxe thought?
2021-04-16 20:19
3 replies
#191
iM | 
Europe g4nl0cK
Romanian esports league (organized by nexus) starts in 2 day and they need the core to play the tournament
2021-04-16 20:20
2 replies
Yeah okay that makes sense but imo seminte > sxe
2021-04-16 20:22
1 reply
#195
iM | 
Europe g4nl0cK
i mean they both needed to be replaced and seminte isnt part of the core that holds the slot for REL so im guess that if he doesnt play good there and in other tournaments that will happend at the same time with REL (3 months long) he will also be kicked
2021-04-16 20:27
they got blytz, equally if not better aimwise
2021-04-16 17:14
1 reply
#138
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Romania styl3noxe
nah.iM is very good and has much more experience than Blytz, as a team player i mean.
2021-04-16 18:28
#78
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Romania fordawiN
blytz
2021-04-16 17:14
naah,this roster is 10x time better than the one with iM and Seminte still on the team,I think they had some problems with the roles,like SEMINTE usually played support now sXe took his role,iM had the entry and aimer role which switched seminte to second awp and just made them play very bad,s0und took the support role now also he is one of the best supports in the country and blytz took the entry role
2021-04-16 18:27
3 replies
#185
iM | 
Romania Serbux1
with both of sXe and BTN in the team i dont think that they can reach their full potential. If they really want to push to the top again they have to kick one of them.
2021-04-16 19:55
2 replies
+1 kick sXe
2021-04-16 20:12
i don't think that's the problem,BTN is the best IGL for them,and sXe idk how he will play from now on because s0und maybe took his support role
2021-04-16 22:07
We love you iM, Thanks you everything you did in Nexus, we support you no matter what.
2021-04-16 16:34
1 reply
#68
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Netherlands toothpaste
you're welcome
2021-04-16 17:05
#15
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United States Valerence
iM dabab.y.
2021-04-16 16:34
nice
2021-04-16 16:34
bad move. pick up tarik instead
2021-04-16 16:35
4 replies
tarik isnt gone play in tier 2
2021-04-16 16:41
3 replies
Well then go to Valorant
2021-04-16 17:13
t2? they are between t3 and 4 rn this roster will prob be an upgrade but rn they are not t2
2021-04-16 18:01
1 reply
one more reason why tarik wouldn't been pick up by GamerLegion
2021-04-16 18:04
GL
2021-04-16 16:35
#20
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Italy BuioCS
actual good move from GL
2021-04-16 16:35
"iM" sure this is a good move xDXdXDxdXDXd
2021-04-16 16:36
1 reply
Appropriate video youtu.be/mznsEcZlM2I
2021-04-16 18:09
please make romania great again xDDD
2021-04-16 16:39
Good pickup
2021-04-16 16:39
#31
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Romania ViolentJ
pog
2021-04-16 16:40
finally RO flag on news page MRGA
2021-04-16 16:40
6 replies
+1
2021-04-16 16:44
+1
2021-04-16 16:57
+1
2021-04-16 17:25
+1
2021-04-16 17:37
+1 happy for the baieti mens)
2021-04-16 18:09
+1
2021-04-17 13:25
ROMANIAN PROUD! GOOD LUCK IM, YOU DESERVE IT! SUCH A NICE GUY
2021-04-16 16:41
1 reply
good move for romanian cs prietene
2021-04-16 18:03
no xellow?
2021-04-16 16:43
1 reply
awper but he still might leave nexus although it seems they are set on giving the new roster a chance
2021-04-16 18:04
Why are u signing random players from romania???? But im is still better than dobbo.
2021-04-16 16:44
4 replies
what are u talking haha
2021-04-16 16:46
1 reply
+1 wtf??
2021-04-16 18:05
iM was a BEAST on Nexus
2021-04-16 17:21
#183
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Romania 1fieSTaa
it sucks that a random kido is talking s**t about a true talent:(
2021-04-16 19:50
Congrats IM
2021-04-16 16:44
Very good move made by GamerLegion, good luck iM making Romanian cs known.
2021-04-16 16:45
Good move
2021-04-16 16:45
#47
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
ahahhhhahahaahhaha
2021-04-16 16:45
4 replies
what are on about? use words m8
2021-04-16 18:10
3 replies
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-04-16 18:22
2 replies
okeh bro have good day mens
2021-04-16 18:53
1 reply
jajajaajajjajaajjajaja
2021-04-16 18:56
#50
jemi | 
Finland Qlity
nice but xellow still stuck in t3
2021-04-16 16:47
5 replies
he had offers but refused all, even Godsent had an offer for him.
2021-04-16 16:51
4 replies
why ?
2021-04-16 18:11
3 replies
at this point im starting to belive he either really like nexus/romanian cs or just doesnt want to speak english
2021-04-16 18:59
1 reply
all of the players can speak english pretty good so it's definitely not that.
2021-04-16 19:48
he said he really wants to grind with nexus.
2021-04-16 19:51
#51
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Romania remix2021
Congrats IM gl gamerlegion <3
2021-04-16 16:48
pog
2021-04-16 16:48
Now xellow needs to be signed cuz nexus just isn’t a good team
2021-04-16 16:49
Great addition, but poor xellow
2021-04-16 16:52
+Xellow next
2021-04-16 16:53
2 replies
They have eraa already
2021-04-16 16:54
1 reply
they are apperantly working on signing jdc rn or atleast they are considering him rn
2021-04-16 18:11
XELLOW ROMANIAN PRODIGY WHEN??
2021-04-16 16:55
1 reply
right now people know he is good m8 he wouldt just leave nexus for any project iM chose to leave to persue int. teams
2021-04-16 18:12
#60
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Romania Vladutzzz
GL iM lets go to Tier1 <3<3
2021-04-16 16:55
wow IM joining gamerlegion? PogMe
2021-04-16 16:56
The whole romanian scene joins gamerlegion! Crazy!
2021-04-16 17:03
1 reply
True that, they will have some followers from RO too with this signing
2021-04-16 17:39
Niiiice! Been keeping an eye open for iM for over a year now, i like this pickup. Good luck!
2021-04-16 17:05
#69
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Asia Blitzer
so excited heres my reaction imgur.com/a/Xs6NPD0
2021-04-16 17:08
who joint who
2021-04-16 17:09
1 reply
iM joined gamer legion
2021-04-16 18:12
finally freed from romanian prison, GOOD LUCK MENS
2021-04-16 17:13
#75
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Lebanon Dogman69
where is cosmens
2021-04-16 17:13
1 reply
#141
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Romania styl3noxe
retired.College right now i think.Not playing anymore at all.
2021-04-16 18:30
Great name
2021-04-16 17:14
#79
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Romania fordawiN
top 20 incoming
2021-04-16 17:15
Congratz iM <3
2021-04-16 17:17
#81
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Poland deepayy
good move IM was great on Nexus gl
2021-04-16 17:17
#82
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
I'm not.
2021-04-16 17:18
And now +XELLOW
2021-04-16 17:18
1 reply
not happening
2021-04-16 18:13
cool
2021-04-16 17:19
damn good move, GL lookin kinda scary now to become tier 1.5
2021-04-16 17:20
Gl 👌
2021-04-16 17:23
now someone save XELLOW
2021-04-16 17:30
1 reply
semms like hell give this current roster a shot or maybe he just really doesnt wanna play in outside of romania?
2021-04-16 18:14
#91
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Romania KowskyGOD
GL our boy. make us proud
2021-04-16 17:30
3 replies
#93
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India xEleanorex
Wtf why did I typed exactly like you? Kekw
2021-04-16 17:32
2 replies
#226
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Romania KowskyGOD
hahaha. smart minds think the same
2021-04-17 16:07
1 reply
I can confirm that mens))
2021-04-17 17:21
#92
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India xEleanorex
Congrats man and make us proud GL
2021-04-16 17:32
GL GL and please no cosmeen v2. story
2021-04-16 17:32
2 replies
#98
iM | 
Romania Serbux1
there's no chance that iM would eventually end up like cosmeeen.
2021-04-16 17:42
1 reply
I hope so because his potential is huge, t1 material. We'll see...
2021-04-16 17:55
Im? You are?
2021-04-16 17:57
2 replies
It's my
2021-04-16 18:51
#205
iM | 
Romania Chop31
My fire. The one?
2021-04-16 22:18
Finally he can play in a decent team Watching him waste his time in nexus was sad so glad to see him step up Hopefully he can evolve and not get screwed like cosmeeN GL
2021-04-16 18:06
5 replies
#129
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Romania fordawiN
cosmeeeN screwed himself
2021-04-16 18:17
4 replies
what happened to him ? He was beast..
2021-04-16 18:26
3 replies
#147
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Romania fordawiN
I don't want to ruin his reputation, but he got addicted to some stuff. That's what people are saying.
2021-04-16 18:43
1 reply
#208
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Hungary Shiron212
Damn :(
2021-04-16 22:57
The rumors are he liked cocaine more than CS
2021-04-16 18:55
iM is beast. GL to him
2021-04-16 18:10
expected
2021-04-16 18:13
no suprises but really nice moves
2021-04-16 18:14
GL
2021-04-16 18:20
The best romanian player
2021-04-16 18:22
#132
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Bulgaria onegrit
Rip sexus
2021-04-16 18:22
1 reply
honestly they arent really worse of than they were before esp if xellow stick around and if blytz is actually that good
2021-04-16 18:57
#139
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
+mezzii
2021-04-16 18:29
6 replies
they are praccing with jdc who is literally free they arent paying a buyout for mezzii
2021-04-16 18:56
5 replies
#162
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
umm c9 let him go actually its up to mezii if he wants to join idk if he has an agent but technically c9 let him go
2021-04-16 18:59
4 replies
ah okeh I was not know this information but I still dont know if hell go from like 15k a month to like 2-5k
2021-04-16 19:02
3 replies
#167
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
true if he has an agent its way worst
2021-04-16 19:03
Mezii is good, I’m sure he’ll get better offers than gamerlegion
2021-04-16 19:34
1 reply
+1 or valorant is always looking for more players to overpay
2021-04-16 19:39
I'm seeing +ALEX next, it just makes sense
2021-04-16 18:34
4 replies
it just doesnt but nt
2021-04-16 18:55
Alex doesn’t want to play mdl, he wants to be rich
2021-04-16 19:33
2 replies
then he should go play valorant, heard they pay a lot
2021-04-16 20:13
1 reply
I could see that happening
2021-04-16 20:37
I am I am not
2021-04-16 18:40
#150
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Bulgaria AboveYall
NICE! gl to iM, really solid player! But can't see xellow staying at nexus now.. unless cosmeeen comes out of retirement(idk if he even plays the game anymore)
2021-04-16 18:54
1 reply
he doesn't play anymore, he tried to comeback some years ago, it was a total failure.
2021-04-16 18:58
This is disappointing pickup to put it... gently...
2021-04-16 18:55
3 replies
Why ?
2021-04-16 18:56
2 replies
oh sorry i exchanged him with other guy, he might be solid, wish him GL
2021-04-16 18:58
1 reply
xD, He is pretty solid and he is working hard
2021-04-16 19:02
Nexus out of esea main, no wonder he joins GL
2021-04-16 19:07
3 replies
main? maybe premier
2021-04-16 19:56
2 replies
sorry, that's what I meant. PREMIER, yes man. Thanks :D
2021-04-16 23:04
1 reply
It's ok bro=) you're welcome
2021-04-17 02:03
Tier one million
2021-04-16 19:08
GL iM
2021-04-16 19:18
im gay
2021-04-16 19:20
happy for him honestly I hope XELLOW will eventually move on from Romanian teams too. He could definitely join a t2 european team imo
2021-04-16 19:23
2 replies
+1
2021-04-16 21:00
+1
2021-04-17 10:37
Cool pickup!
2021-04-16 19:32
#176
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Romania kuga09
good luck!
2021-04-16 19:33
ok now I'm also a GL fan I guess, wherever iM goes, I'll always be a fan of his team, I hope they can get some good results with him!
2021-04-16 20:21
brother of iMoRR
2021-04-16 20:24
Gl
2021-04-16 20:43
Finally im can play in international team and wont waste time with romanians with no future Sellow next pls
2021-04-16 20:59
Sarmale power
2021-04-16 21:02
1 reply
OMEGALUL MADE ME SPELL MY DRINK OMG SO FUNNY BRO
2021-04-17 12:58
#202
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Chile cristiaan
who?
2021-04-16 21:20
#204
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North America 007DBR9
I'm feelink thank you
2021-04-16 22:12
good move, gl iM, nexus go top 500
2021-04-16 22:38
#207
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Hungary Shiron212
Pog gl
2021-04-16 22:56
hey romania! does the elder gods still exist?
2021-04-16 23:17
3 replies
they're all retired, but most of them are streaming on youtube
2021-04-17 00:25
the golden era
2021-04-17 11:00
TeG <3
2021-04-17 23:37
#217
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Germany ConAction
he deserved that chance!
2021-04-17 11:39
iM is a great player, one of the best Romanian players to ever play the game I feel like. However I think GamerLegion will need more changes if they really want to be good, I don't think the core of RuStY, Zero and eraa will work long term. But GL to them.
2021-04-17 13:05
#220
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Romania SoCate
Good luck IM! Tier 1 next
2021-04-17 13:21
#223
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Romania addikt89
Good Luck, Mihai ! <3 iM- <3
2021-04-17 15:07
Great move iM-, good luck!
2021-04-17 15:27
Good luck ;)
2021-04-17 18:59
This team has future! GL iM
2021-04-17 23:36
iBUYiMMATCHFIXER
2021-04-26 00:27
He has a terrible nickname tho
2021-04-26 00:27
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