"Like signing Cristiano Ronaldo": NIP on landing device and his impact inside and outside of the game

The four-time Major winner will make his much-anticipated debut for the Ninjas later today.

Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser could hardly believe what he was hearing.

Imagine thinking that your team, who have struggled to break into the elite ranks of Counter-Strike, suddenly have the opportunity to sign one of the greatest and most storied players in the history of the franchise. What's more, it is the player himself who is pushing for the move to happen.

When he was told that Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz was coming, hampus couldn’t help but feel that it was almost too good to be true.

"I was really shocked," hampus told HLTV.org. "Signing device is like signing Cristiano Ronaldo. And of course, if you have the possibility to get device on your team... Any team should do it, maybe except NAVI and Vitality because they have s1mple and ZywOo.

"It was such a big shock, even that he wanted to come to NIP. Of course, it was sad to see nawwk go, but as I said: device, Cristiano Ronaldo... Not more to say about this."

device will make his NIP debut later on Friday (Photo by Patrick Strack/NIP)

The Counter-Strike scene was left just as dumbfounded on April 23, when NIP unveiled device as their new player on a permanent transfer from Astralis. The symbolism of the moment was inescapable: His departure brought an end to the lineup that had set a new standard for excellence, not only in Counter-Strike but in all of esports, and saw him embark on a new journey without the familiar presences of Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth — his teammates since 2013 — at his side.

device's signing was a major coup for the NIP organisation. The Danish player left a team that was ranked No.2 in the world at the time for one that was No.11 and whose last trophy came in November 2017. Between then and his transfer to NIP, device won 20 titles, including three Major crowns, and 13 MVP medals.

This is not how things are supposed to be: The elite sides are expected to cherry-pick players from teams below them — not the other way around.

device became enamoured with the thought of playing for a team based in Stockholm, where he lives with his girlfriend, but he was also attracted by NIP’s performance culture and the possibility of becoming the cornerstone of the organisation’s project. Over the previous 18 months, NIP had begun to carve a new identity in an attempt to break with the past and bury the ghosts of the legendary 87-0 squad. A new office was built in Stockholm, the organisation’s structure was boosted by key hires, including ex-Olympic rower David McGowan as a performance coach, and a company rebrand was announced with a new logo design and a fresh colour scheme.

All that was needed now was a marquee player to top it off.

"The first thing that comes to mind is that you’re humbled, right?," NIP Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jonas Gundersen said about landing device. "You're humbled by it, by the fact that a player of his caliber is interested in coming to us.

"It's been a long rebuilding process, it feels like, and transforming the whole culture of such an old iconic team is not an easy feat. It shows that all the work that everyone has been doing on a daily basis, from the organisation to the performance staff, has provided a foundation and a home for players of his caliber.

"That's something that just humbles you and makes you proud at the same time. I think it underlines that we are heading in the right direction."

It would have been impossible to imagine a better player than device to fix one of NIP’s biggest weaknesses for years: The AWP role. Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson showed flashes of brilliance during his time with the team, but his lack of consistency — as evidenced by his low percentage of maps with above-average ratings (55.9%) — was troubling. He himself admitted that he couldn’t argue with the decision to sign device.

NIP refuse to say whether the rumours suggesting that the organisation splashed out approximately $1 million on device are accurate. "Everything is relative in terms of value," Gundersen said, adding that the organisation benefits from device’s presence not only inside the server but also outside of it as it attracts new fans and increases commercial opportunities. "A signing like device propels us back into relevance immediately because we’re the kind of the club that has a player like him. That means followers will come. It's like, 'What are you guys doing? I want to follow your journey'.

"We expect an increase in the level of ambition. Of course, there are other effects. Hopefully, major wins. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for that. And also commercialization, bigger sponsorships, more merchandise sales, all those things. But more than anything, this is a testament to our ambition as a team that wants to win titles because that's in our blood and in our DNA.

"We feel like we have the right players and the right structure behind them. Once you have a player like device, if you don't win tournaments you need to constantly look at why you're not doing it. Because we have all the pieces for it now.

"Pressure is a natural part of being on NIP, but it's also our job to create a culture where players feel supported so that we work towards achieving our goals and dreams together in a healthy manner."


NIP are still in the honeymoon phase as they are yet to play an official match with device. Without surprise, the early impressions on the server are very positive. "I think it’s been going really well," hampus said. "I thought that communication was going to be a bit of a problem at the beginning, but he’s learning quickly and his Swedish is really good. He comes up with so much input on everything. His energy has surprised me a bit as well. I thought he was like this chill dude, but he’s pretty hype." hampus also admitted that he came away impressed with how easy it was for the players to establish a strong relationship with the new member. "I thought that these guys who were the best all had a bit of an attitude, but he’s really down-to-earth and modest."

NIP hope that device's signing will take the team to new heights (Photo by Patrick Strack/NIP)

The arrival of a player with device’s résumé comes with sky-high expectations, which can be a burden for a young squad like NIP's, with an average age of just 21.7 years. Other than the Dane, only Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner knows what it’s like to win a big international title.

Do the players feel more pressure than usual, now that they get on the server with device? "I don't think so," said hampus. "When you play, you forget that he's the Major winner. We're joking sometimes now. Our Facebook chat now is called 'NIP + Major winner'. We're just laughing about it. When you're in the moment, you don't really think that he's done all those things. You're only living in the moment and trying to win."

Beyond his skills and experience, device also brings with him stability and strong tactical acumen. He has become sort of a secondary caller, providing input during freeze time and taking over when hampus is out of a round. This helps alleviate the burden on the former Gamerlegion player, who is the team’s permanent in-game leader again after he briefly relinquished calling duties to Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson on Overpass and Nuke. "I don’t think my skill will be a problem," hampus said when asked about the impact that being a permanent IGL will have on his numbers. "I think the maps I played the best on were the maps where I was already calling. I think I played pretty poorly individually on Overpass, and ztr was calling on that map. That's also the reason why I switched back on that map, because I feel like I can be stronger as the caller now."

Almost one month on from device’s grand unveiling, Counter-Strike fans will finally get to take a first look at the new NIP lineup this Friday, in Flashpoint 3. hampus believes that at least repeating the semi-final run from ESL Pro League is "a reasonable goal", especially considering the upgrade in the AWP role, even though he warns that the Dane is still adjusting to his new reality and may not be quite himself out of the gate.

"There has been a lot of talk that device can only be good with Astralis or with these four teammates in Astralis," hampus said. "At the beginning, he will have some small pressure, but we all know for sure how good he is.

"I think it will take him one or two games, and then he will just wreck everyone."

It has been a case of "out with the old and in with the new" over in the NIP camp, where there have been changes on multiple levels to put in place the right structure to provide the organisation's teams with the tools to succeed and be the best in their respective games. With the old culture ripped out, a new philosophy installed, and a franchise player who has won almost all there is to win now on the books, the Swedish team can once again be more than just a beloved underdog. Their fans now expect it to earn results and challenge for titles.

"I believe device will help us achieve consistency since he’s so consistent himself," hampus said. "I think it will rub off on everyone else.

"I think some players were lacking some confidence, they were thinking more than just playing. They were thinking, 'If I do this I might die', and things like this. If we get our confidence up, focus on the game and just be in the game, I believe consistency will come.

"Now, it doesn't matter if I die, he will kill three anyway." (laughs)

Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
125
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
749
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1794
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1150
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1666
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1778
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1126
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
#3
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Poland GALA014
omg
2021-05-14 12:00
16 replies
A legendary player who's best years are behind him? Yep, the analogy checks out
2021-05-14 12:02
3 replies
Zywoo Mbappe confirmed
2021-05-14 13:02
+1 Juventus sign CR7 Juventus dont qualify for next year's champions league Nip sign device Nip dont qualify for major
2021-05-16 09:41
1 reply
#383
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Nepal sasukeee
who said juve didnt qualify you twat
2021-05-25 09:58
#53
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Russia WiHuu
HLTV hyping up loss to Anonymo, remember my words B)
2021-05-14 12:11
7 replies
*win against Anonymo
2021-05-14 14:35
5 replies
#307
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Brazil BALACLAVA
lol
2021-05-14 22:29
#308
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Spain Gronk22
lol
2021-05-14 22:33
lol
2021-05-14 22:34
#317
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Finland SamulisS
KEKW
2021-05-14 22:39
#325
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Sweden dogtown
Good fkn joke LOL
2021-05-15 09:45
#291
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Morocco sIayer
Lmao
2021-05-14 19:58
Pressure on him must be ridiculous.
2021-05-14 15:34
3 replies
i dont think so. as hampus said, there is an expected adjusting phase- and i also believe that device is capable of enduring enormous pressure compared to some rookie talent wonderchild who has to perfom
2021-05-14 16:12
#352
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Europe Ufasas
4 TIME MAJOR WINNER, WHAT PRESSURE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT> ARE YOU FUCLING KIDDING ME, YOU THINK HE WOULJD HAVE WON 4 MAJORS WITH PANTS FULL OF POOP IN CLUTCH MOMENTS?! SING ME A LULLABY NOW
2021-05-17 05:06
1 reply
Ehm, I know that. He is one of the best players in the world, I agree. Still, if you join as the savior of a whole team, the pressure is high.
2021-05-17 06:35
#4
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Norway Norvegiya2k
EL BICHO SIUUUUUUUUU
2021-05-14 12:00
1 reply
AXAXAXAXAXAXA
2021-05-14 17:50
wtf
2021-05-14 12:00
LUL
2021-05-14 12:00
#7
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Philippines novuki
Like Ronaldo device wont achieve anything in nip
2021-05-14 12:01
5 replies
Did Ronaldo play for NIP?!
2021-05-14 19:30
1 reply
hahahah
2021-05-27 18:15
#290
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Poland Hellp3r
+1
2021-05-14 19:34
not with this line up, indeed. They'll have to at least get one more player with such gameknowledge, how to win tournaments and extreme firepower. Did I just think about Olof? Maybe!
2021-05-14 21:16
1 reply
Olof wont go to nip as i heard from him last time
2021-05-16 06:09
#10
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United Kingdom Triturn
Snax will rekt Device
2021-05-14 12:01
14 replies
+1
2021-05-14 12:01
Snax is a beast
2021-05-14 12:01
loba rekted him yesterday, snax today
2021-05-14 12:12
4 replies
did lobas team really beat NIP? LUL
2021-05-14 14:52
3 replies
#224
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Turkey ata122
Even 16-4, they got destroyed :D
2021-05-14 15:35
#246
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Finland Kujis
Yes just check HLTV.org
2021-05-14 16:50
1 reply
#287
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Norway m16rlul
Matchpage?
2021-05-14 19:04
only if he's hungry
2021-05-14 12:24
he will eat ecovice
2021-05-14 12:34
1 reply
Lmao flair
2021-05-14 14:06
#132
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United Kingdom COLOSSUS_
+1
2021-05-14 13:01
snax big apple
2021-05-14 13:15
The big apple and Snax is hungry
2021-05-14 14:19
snax will eat device
2021-05-14 16:36
comparing ronaldo with ecovice hahaahaha
2021-05-14 12:01
30 replies
#46
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United States lolmens246
+1 pen merchant vs the best danish player of all time.
2021-05-14 12:10
27 replies
Dunno about pen merchant. He was legendary in his prime... And still is a good striker. Myabe not the best but still very good. But Device +1 all the way )))
2021-05-14 12:12
2021-05-14 12:13
14 replies
#58
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United States lolmens246
what?
2021-05-14 12:13
13 replies
we will see that he is shit individuallly without astralis
2021-05-14 12:14
12 replies
#61
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United States lolmens246
XD poor bait as per
2021-05-14 12:14
11 replies
watch him bottomfrag today.
2021-05-14 12:17
10 replies
#69
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United States lolmens246
2021-05-14 12:19
are you still salty Olofmeister is no where to be found? or that a Danish player is now the best player in sweden? Either way I can taste the salt coming from your comments all the way here in the netherlands xD
2021-05-14 12:25
7 replies
#151
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Poland Berbe123
device without astralis will be bad change my mind
2021-05-14 13:11
6 replies
Saying that is like saying s1mple and zywoo are bad without Na’Vi and Vitality. You’re delusional.
2021-05-14 15:20
1 reply
#265
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Poland Berbe123
S1mple and zywoo are gamechangers, but device is more of a player relying on his team
2021-05-14 17:55
just watch the game tonight and your mind will be changed devve will wreck the server
2021-05-14 16:26
ok
2021-05-18 10:39
2 replies
#367
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Poland Berbe123
Excusev1ce? Calling admin moron
2021-05-18 16:36
1 reply
and?
2021-05-18 16:36
He'll only bottom-frag because goat Snax is on the other side
2021-05-14 13:29
#133
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Switzerland noxer*
More like comparing a literal top 3 player football player ever to a peasant who is only the best on his country on a game with only 10 years of history.
2021-05-14 13:01
10 replies
They do have one thing in common, never #1
2021-05-14 13:04
3 replies
#144
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Switzerland noxer*
5 ballon d'ors tell you otherwise kiddo.
2021-05-14 13:06
1 reply
NT
2021-05-14 17:53
Still mad about the euros ma friend, very ez. U had nothing on us LMAO
2021-05-14 15:30
as if device wasn't a top 3 player of all time lol.
2021-05-14 13:05
5 replies
#147
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Switzerland noxer*
All time in csgo, a 10 years old game. Ronaldo era is the double of the whole csgo history lmfao
2021-05-14 13:08
4 replies
and? flair checks out fake flagger
2021-05-14 13:10
1 reply
#156
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Switzerland noxer*
And you are not very sharp if you arent seing where your logic is failing you. Im sorry. You ll get it eventually
2021-05-14 13:14
You understand what an "analogy" is?
2021-05-14 13:15
1 reply
#165
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Switzerland noxer*
Precisely why I understand what an analogy is, is why I also understand what a false analogy is.
2021-05-14 13:24
+1
2021-05-14 12:27
#105
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Finland HARD4ENCE
In the context of CS I think it's a pretty relevant comparison.
2021-05-14 12:41
messi>ronaldo change my mind
2021-05-14 12:01
24 replies
my comment got deleted for stating this fact
2021-05-14 12:02
3 replies
XAXAXAA I was thinking how tf you're not #1
2021-05-14 14:20
1 reply
yes :(
2021-05-14 14:21
XD
2021-05-14 17:55
#30
Jamppi | 
Finland 5way
ronaldo > messi there you go i changed ur mind
2021-05-14 12:03
2 replies
-1
2021-05-14 12:11
No
2021-05-14 17:54
you're right, why would i change your mind
2021-05-14 12:04
#37
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United States lolmens246
+1
2021-05-14 12:08
+1
2021-05-14 12:08
#44
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United Kingdom Triturn
They signed Device not S1mple
2021-05-14 12:10
3 replies
Facts
2021-05-14 12:22
Haha well done bro
2021-05-14 12:46
S1mple -0 majors Dev1ce - 4 majors S1mple is the problem he couldn’t achieve it any team he played for even when he’s so good the who team always relies on him to do the job that is why he is the problem a lone beast who can’t be handled by anyone but as per dev1ce he’s a team player and he can play in a team environment and you need a team game to win not S1mple heroics it can save the team a round but not win a major he can’t do his heroics all 30 rounds is a FACT
2021-05-14 14:43
Ronaldo 2 international titles with his country, top scorer of UCL, 3 UCL in a row and 4 in 5 years, carrying every week, one of the most clutch players ever, one of the best goals in UCL history.... but like #44 said, they signed ecov1ce not s1mple
2021-05-14 12:22
3 replies
Are we talking about team or individual skill. Ronaldo is phenomenol. But Messi is better individually and the stats say it all
2021-05-14 12:23
2 replies
well, trophies are team achievements but he was very important in those. Messi may be better in things like dribbling, pass, free kick and such, but Ronaldo is a better finisher, better leader, better ''penaldo'' and more clutch i think if you compare everything Messi is better individually, but that doesnt mean hes better when he has shit leadership and a history of choking
2021-05-14 12:31
1 reply
#186
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Finland Lamber
Is he a better finisher? Doesn't Messi have more goals per 90 minutes?
2021-05-14 13:57
No changing your mind needed mens, you have smort brain
2021-05-14 12:26
+1
2021-05-14 13:00
messi washed up
2021-05-14 16:37
1 reply
Barcelona management is trash
2021-05-14 17:57
Ronaldo >> messi
2021-05-14 16:54
1 reply
No
2021-05-14 17:57
today anonymo destroy this bots
2021-05-14 12:01
Absolutely
2021-05-14 12:01
CR7 GOAT
2021-05-14 12:01
6 replies
Messi GOAT
2021-05-14 12:02
1 reply
+1
2021-05-14 17:58
+1111
2021-05-14 12:39
As once saw around here, someone said that you are on the wrong side of the history. Well he wasn’t wrong :)
2021-05-14 13:59
+1
2021-05-14 16:54
+1
2021-05-14 23:14
#19
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Poland Yomenik
ronaldinho of cs>
2021-05-14 12:01
device not selfish as ronaldo, so it's like sign iniesta or xavi (teamplayer)
2021-05-14 12:02
1 reply
#38
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United States lolmens246
messi since he is also a good fragger (goalscorer) but also creates.
2021-05-14 12:08
Lets go devve
2021-05-14 12:02
GOAT NIP ERA
2021-05-14 12:02
cristiano ronaldo is not doing really great at juventus...and didnt won anything . i dont see NIP to become a contender team even with dev1ce......dev1ce is not s1mple to carry 4 bots.
2021-05-14 12:02
2 replies
I think what they Hope is to get a system that Works where nobody have to carry
2021-05-14 12:37
1 reply
yeah probabily....dev1ce is goood but not that good to carry solo all the time. i hope they will be tier 1 cs contender and not loose again against tier 3-4 teams
2021-05-14 15:02
true
2021-05-14 12:02
Gonna end up like coldzera in faze xd
2021-05-14 12:02
2 replies
no way
2021-05-14 12:03
I don't think so
2021-05-14 17:59
Every "Nip has.." news-title gives me a heart attack every single time
2021-05-14 12:03
Messi - the bigger news
2021-05-14 12:07
3 replies
Messi would be s1mple
2021-05-14 12:26
2 replies
name doesn't check out?
2021-05-14 14:33
1 reply
I think you didn't get it
2021-05-14 17:59
In what world would Device be Messi/Ronaldo when there's s1mple, who completely outskills everyone in CSGO, looking at pure individual skill.
2021-05-14 12:08
10 replies
#43
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United States lolmens246
meaning he is messi
2021-05-14 12:09
#72
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Finland DTeeVee
messi/ronaldo is not one player
2021-05-14 12:21
Nobody said he is Better than simple its obviously meant as a superstar reference which device is, not that there cant be more of em..
2021-05-14 12:39
Messi is more skilled than CR7. But CR7 achieved more than Messi. Same goes to dev1ce and s1mple situation.
2021-05-14 13:15
4 replies
Messi has more trophies and individual awards though
2021-05-14 15:33
3 replies
Is that so? CR7 has won more CL.
2021-05-14 17:16
2 replies
'achieved more' means only CL?
2021-05-14 17:22
1 reply
also International Title 2016 in France, which is way more difficult with Portugal than with Argentina for the last 10 years tbth. This makes him bigger in my opinion. Not the CL titles, but that he has also won one title with his national team and basically thats the only thing that Messis missing.
2021-05-14 21:26
s1mple is Ibrahimovich
2021-05-14 13:30
1 reply
f0rest is Ibrahimovic.
2021-05-14 17:16
wait Hampus took over igl roles on the maps ztr was calling? ztr for sure on the way out now, dont know who they can sign though, probably not anyone from fnatic
2021-05-14 12:10
1 reply
#59
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United States lolmens246
it was obvious ztr wasn't gonna stay, he's not even listed as part of the roster on NiP's webpage.
2021-05-14 12:14
Ayyyy lmao, RIP NIP
2021-05-14 12:10
ahhahhaahhahahaha
2021-05-14 12:10
#52
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Denmark kbye_
XD
2021-05-14 12:17
#62
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Iceland caverat
good luck device
2021-05-14 12:14
#64
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Morocco bobby_j
cristiano was shit in ajax so expect the same to happen here
2021-05-14 12:16
5 replies
#70
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United States lolmens246
but he never played in ajax???
2021-05-14 12:19
4 replies
#71
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Morocco bobby_j
not on this timeline, human. im also a human and i enjoy eating food and breathing oxygen beep bop
2021-05-14 12:21
3 replies
What are you smoking men
2021-05-14 13:56
2 replies
#191
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Morocco bobby_j
British word for a bundle of sticks
2021-05-14 14:07
Special edition weed
2021-05-14 18:01
Device > ronaldwho
2021-05-14 12:17
#67
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Denmark kbye_
lol
2021-05-14 12:18
bro i was just thinking about cristiano ronaldo while opening hltv, wtf is going on?
2021-05-14 12:18
Sorry don't think if Torino signed Cristiano Ronaldo they would be any good
2021-05-14 12:21
2 replies
Messi to Astana FC when?
2021-05-14 13:03
1 reply
Probably sooner than later
2021-05-14 13:05
#77
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Ukraine yoloflaper
signing similar to cristiano is only s1mple, goat of cs, especially dedication and hard work, always grinding zywoo = messi, great pure talent btw ronaldo is carrying juventus really badly and has aboslute trash team around him -> device + nip you know what i mean
2021-05-14 12:22
12 replies
#83
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United States lolmens246
Messi is the GOAT tho. And Juve has a decent team, Messi is carrying Barcelona way more.
2021-05-14 12:25
5 replies
At this point its not even carry its just a 1 man team with 10 waterboys xD
2021-05-14 12:41
4 replies
nah de jong and griezmann are good, busquets has his moments. but everything in the attack goes through messi, it's unreal. and the poor defense is the reason we bottle most matches. ter stegen is also nothing too crazy, could've saved many goals. oblak and courtois are way better than Mats
2021-05-14 12:43
3 replies
Ter stegen only looking bad cause the defence suck tho he saved em Many times
2021-05-14 12:45
2 replies
yes in a few matches, but generally he could also save more. like against levante the last goal was so easy to save
2021-05-14 12:45
1 reply
True
2021-05-14 12:55
except device has been around for much longer than s1mple.. You know, the guy with 0 majors
2021-05-14 12:25
4 replies
cuz he is 3 years older. Danish people never learn math?
2021-05-14 12:44
3 replies
lol are all germans this stupid or are you a rare exception?
2021-05-14 17:23
2 replies
said the guy that can't count OMEGALUL
2021-05-14 18:27
1 reply
are you really this dumb or are you trying very hard?
2021-05-14 18:31
+1 S1mple = CR7 Zywoo = Messi
2021-05-14 16:55
Nice!
2021-05-14 12:23
I am so curious on how this turns out imo a transfer to fnatic would have been the better option for him, but what do I know :)
2021-05-14 12:24
4 replies
fnatic look worse than a dmg scrim team at this point
2021-05-14 12:28
3 replies
nip doesnt look good either and is a bad org in terms of player treatment.
2021-05-14 13:02
1 reply
0/8
2021-05-14 18:04
+1
2021-05-14 18:03
Good read. Wishing device all the best and gl to Nip with their new project
2021-05-14 12:24
s1mple = ronaldo device = messi
2021-05-14 12:25
14 replies
#86
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United States lolmens246
elaborate
2021-05-14 12:25
#91
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Ukraine Najara
but Ronaldo isn't loser like s0mple
2021-05-14 12:27
8 replies
How is s1mple loser? Hes making million a year from video games and has a small bussiness 0/8
2021-05-14 12:31
7 replies
#178
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Ukraine Najara
and still a loser it's so sad mens
2021-05-14 13:49
6 replies
youre a loser for being so pathetic for no reason. Youre not even explaining why hes a loser
2021-05-14 13:53
5 replies
#184
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Ukraine Najara
cuz he chokes in finals and never won major always blames teammates but also ruined a lot of raunds
2021-05-14 13:56
4 replies
hahahahah. Hes a loser for not winning a major? I see, you just have a huge hate boner for s1mple
2021-05-14 13:57
3 replies
#199
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Ukraine Najara
yes cuz He is toxic loser with a huge Ego I hate him
2021-05-14 14:25
2 replies
Ronaldo also has big ego so #91 is invalid
2021-05-14 14:29
1 reply
#206
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Ukraine Najara
CR7 has huege Ego but He is a very good person and helps a lot
2021-05-14 14:36
Zywoo is messi, deve is guy who have all support from xyp, dupree and glave, we will see who he is now really
2021-05-14 12:52
3 replies
Hows zywoo messi? at least compare him to Mbappe or smthng
2021-05-14 13:02
2 replies
And how deve is Christiano? Neverbe number 1 player, a lot of eco frags, heavily supported by xyp, dupree and glave.... If you want to compare skill then simple and zywoo are messi/kiki, if you ask me most consistent players are get right, forest, neo, fallen, krimz... But you can't compare them with skill right now
2021-05-14 13:13
1 reply
"a lot of eco frags, heavily supported by xyp, dupree and glave...." so deluded
2021-05-18 10:40
#90
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Poland malymaly
Well, Juve got really bad after signing Ronaldo
2021-05-14 12:26
7 replies
My Guess its his ego that killed em
2021-05-14 12:43
5 replies
+1
2021-05-14 12:43
#115
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Poland malymaly
Agree. Juve used to be and incredible team. Not so many flashy names, but a true collective. Also Allegri was a perfect coach for them. Ronaldo himself scored lots of goals but I'd say he killed the 'Juve spirit'
2021-05-14 12:46
3 replies
Agnelli just cares more about Ron's subscribers, money and media stuff more than about trophies, winnings and the team. That's why he keeps Ronaldo in Juve. He wouldn't even care if Ronaldo starts playing bad, his popularity makes the difference (mostly only for him, ofc).
2021-05-14 13:22
2 replies
#164
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Poland malymaly
Very sad, but it seems true :(
2021-05-14 13:21
1 reply
Juventus for 3 straight years gets eliminated from CL by way cheaper teams (Ajax, Lyon, Porto). At this year Juve isn't even close to be the best Italian club. But Agnelli won't change anything. Because he and club's sponsors are getting alot of money. The team is in shambles? It can wait, as he thinks :)
2021-05-14 13:25
Juve got bad after puting W. Szczesny starter and loosing Chielini with injuries+age edit: and with Sari/Pirlo as head coach
2021-05-14 13:56
devve king CSGO legend forever
2021-05-14 12:27
ok
2021-05-14 12:28
I would compare signing of Devve to Hobbits returning to Gambit Now we can watch for era where teams like Gambit, Heroic and NiP will dominate whole the scene Gl to Device and NiP
2021-05-14 12:29
#99
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Australia Vespurr
Signing TOM CRUISE
2021-05-14 12:32
So bad, so cringe this statement. If you wanna compare it you have to say Kroos. Played for his childhood club and left them because they didn't show him his value. Never a hard carry but you will miss him when you don't have him.
2021-05-14 12:43
2 replies
disrespectful to device. imagine acting like he's just some "good to have" player
2021-05-14 13:02
1 reply
+1
2021-05-14 18:05
yea except messi > penaldo
2021-05-14 12:45
Compare ronaldo to a legend as device. 1 went to the best club in every country to "prove himself" the other stayed even when things were bad. He should be compared to totti.
2021-05-14 12:45
6 replies
+1 it's funny how people say he plays out of his comfort zone, when he literally had the best United team of all time, Madrid, the most consistent Spanish team with insane service and Juventus, who won Serie A like 8 times in a row and were consistently amazing in Champions League. Meanwhile Messi is carrying Barca for like 4 years now.
2021-05-14 12:47
5 replies
Messi and carrying. Pick one. Here not 2015 btw
2021-05-14 12:50
1 reply
i pick 2
2021-05-14 13:12
#143
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Switzerland noxer*
Delusional. Messi stayed in barca all his carrer and had the best barca team all time around him.
2021-05-14 13:06
2 replies
Too hard for barca fans to realise this)))))
2021-05-14 13:14
Yeah but since Bartomeu came and Neymar left everything went to shit
2021-05-14 18:07
#116
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Portugal dracø
ronaldo confirmed goat by nip and hltv
2021-05-14 12:46
Cristiano multiple number 1, Device never number 1, so no its not the same
2021-05-14 12:50
#125
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Iraq remind00
Device not even close on what is CR7 to football
2021-05-14 12:58
1 reply
Absolutely right))
2021-05-14 13:39
Don’t compare Ronaldo to noob
2021-05-14 12:58
#127
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Panama Bill_Bait
Nip sucks
2021-05-14 12:58
#128
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Germany Ryuzth
S1mple>devve, so Messi>Ronaldo
2021-05-14 12:59
So it`s confirmed device is Ronaldo And s1mple is messi Then s1mple > device
2021-05-14 12:59
We all know what happened to Juve after signing Ronaldo so ...
2021-05-14 13:00
0 achievement incoming.
2021-05-14 13:04
lol
2021-05-14 13:07
+1
2021-05-14 13:07
Ronaldinho of cs vs Ronaldo of cs pog
2021-05-14 13:09
Can’t wait to see this bot underperforming out of Astralis <3
2021-05-14 13:11
1 reply
Me too
2021-05-14 14:20
changed newsflag
2021-05-14 13:14
They will lose the first game and ZTR will play like shit as always . IF they don't kick him they will achieve nothing
2021-05-14 13:18
Juve never won CL with C. Ronaldo and this year not even the Scudetto, so NIP will never win the major and not even Dreamhack Sevilla 2025.
2021-05-14 13:26
If dev1ce wins a major with NiP, then he'll become Tom Brady of CS:GO
2021-05-14 13:27
2 replies
This man is amazing , it sure aint easy being Tom Cruise , Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom Brady at same time .
2021-05-14 14:40
#245
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Device needs to win a single event with nip before even considering major lol.
2021-05-14 16:41
True 💯
2021-05-14 13:32
Ronaldo huge statpadder,so this comparision is trash
2021-05-14 13:46
1 reply
O.o ? We are talking about ecovice right?
2021-05-14 17:19
This comment section lol Gl device
2021-05-14 13:49
Then Snax is Messi, no chance for penaldo today.
2021-05-14 13:49
washed up tier 2 team but obviously good pay checks
2021-05-14 13:52
more like "selling ice cream in IKEA"
2021-05-14 13:58
NIP confirmed Messi is better than Cristina Analda)))
2021-05-14 14:04
Should have signed Haaland
2021-05-14 14:16
3 replies
you mean s1mple?
2021-05-14 14:24
2 replies
Yes, Erling "s1mple" Haaland.
2021-05-14 14:25
1 reply
Haaland = Sh1ro Foden = Ax1Le
2021-05-16 22:12
no, not like this . maybe little bit better
2021-05-14 14:33
He will rot there. He had a TEAM, they carried him. Now he has nothing and he is nothing himself.
2021-05-14 14:38
messi>>>>>>
2021-05-14 14:48
#212
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Sweden flippig
So he is saying Device is finished? It worked out well for juve LOL
2021-05-14 14:54
Lewandowski > tier3 players like Missi, Penaldo or Haaland
2021-05-14 14:59
1 reply
0 ballon d'or btw
2021-05-14 15:37
#215
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Europe tharkerpl
Anonymo and big snax to rekt this bots today. HF urzadzenie
2021-05-14 15:01
NIP will be the juve of cs
2021-05-14 15:09
#220
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Asia Drag0nJ
ahahahahahahahahahaha
2021-05-14 15:31
no fisker, no spawn, no heaton... no nip
2021-05-14 15:31
F juventus
2021-05-14 15:37
#227
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Brazil urisco
DEV1CE THE GOAT
2021-05-14 15:49
#228
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Indonesia lukerey
that's a new low for CR.. wait.. nvm, he's old now. not that good anymore. just like dev1ce. true true.
2021-05-14 15:52
#230
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United States urm@m
So Ronaldo currently on his way to tier 2 (europa) Guess thats where NIP is heading now? RIP.
2021-05-14 15:59
#232
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Sweden zasha1337
nip will smash these russians xd #GONINJAS
2021-05-14 16:02
CRISTIANO RONALDO OVERATED RIGHT NOW!!
2021-05-14 16:06
hampus is a CR7 fanboy so obviously that guy is the first thing to came up his mind for a comparison we all know messi is goat
2021-05-14 16:09
How can device be ronaldo when s1mple and zywoo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> dev0ce
2021-05-14 16:20
Its like siging Benzema, lets be real.
2021-05-14 16:55
Like signing messi... RIP Messi
2021-05-14 16:56
Messi is overrated. Being sent home in the UCL with +5 goals conceded since the departure of the players carrying his throne. CR showed the world that wherever he goes he scores goals and wins titles. Messi on the other hand can't carry. His goals all inside the box and dribbles. There's nothing more to it. CR GOAT 7 two international trophies with huge impact, no retirement, always getting a new challenge and not staying in the same club. Everyone with a brain knows how much better Ronaldo is. Ronaldo won everything that Messi won too, with almost 3 teams + 2 international trophies. Delusional Messi fans always blame the team, just like when he walked less than the opposing goalkeeper, it was ofc his teams fault. Or when he misses crucial penalties. LOL xD. "but but ronaldo needs a team around him" They said that when James left, Di Maria Left, Ozil left, Higuain left, Xabi left, Kaka left but he still outperformed everybody. If it's so easy to build a team around somebody why is noone doing it? People saying Messi has a bad Barca squad thats why they are not winning, but go to Argentina where he has top tier 1 team starters from the best leagues in europe and he still can't carry or lead them to anything.
2021-05-14 17:13
1 reply
nt 0/8 copy pasta
2021-05-14 17:41
"Like signing Ronaldo" pretty accurate tho both ronaldo and device are not the goat and device won't win a major with nip just like ronaldo could not
2021-05-14 17:40
Maradona < Pele < Messi < 1000 players of history < Cristiano Ronaldo.
2021-05-14 17:59
5 replies
Ronaldinho>Maradona>Pele>Messi>Cr Ro.
2021-05-14 18:02
4 replies
si obviamente yo me equivoque, en el celular puse todos los signos al revés. Ni cuenta me di. Pero Maradona para mi fue único.
2021-05-14 20:28
3 replies
Está bien, lo entiendo. Pero aún así Ronaldinho es el mejor futbolista, lo siento =)
2021-05-14 20:39
2 replies
#324
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Argentina XaiDN
No, no lo es.
2021-05-15 04:02
1 reply
at his peak, yes he was
2021-05-15 18:20
#271
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Germany ConAction
they are overhyping him so much on NiP :D
2021-05-14 17:59
Unfortunately, it's like signing CR when he is about to retire or not in his prime, just like JUVE maybe they will win one or two tournaments but overall when your team is bad there is not much scope in the long run unless you get super lucky sometimes.
2021-05-14 18:03
1 reply
#311
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Poland Ryunar
so there was no lie in their interview kek
2021-05-14 22:38
#280
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Dominican Republic NNNumb
Messi > ronaldo
2021-05-14 18:12
1 reply
+1
2021-05-14 18:17
penaldo omegalul
2021-05-14 18:18
#285
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Poland SebL
Good comparison I guess, but I don't know if device will still keep the level that he did for years, I mean, he finally has to start dropping of a little bit, right?
2021-05-14 18:41
15 replies
#295
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Sri Lanka w7tv
he was never best of the world, shitty comparison, if what device is neymar, skinny and overcocky
2021-05-14 20:29
14 replies
#296
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Poland SebL
overcocky? Can you name me one time where device acts cocky?
2021-05-14 20:32
13 replies
#297
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Sri Lanka w7tv
yes
2021-05-14 20:32
12 replies
#298
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Poland SebL
Then name it. I'm waiting for it.
2021-05-14 20:33
11 replies
#299
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Sri Lanka w7tv
2021-05-14 20:34
10 replies
#300
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Poland SebL
What's cocky here?
2021-05-14 20:34
9 replies
#306
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Sri Lanka w7tv
2021-05-14 22:29
8 replies
#313
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Poland Ryunar
bro this is sad
2021-05-14 22:38
#331
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Poland SebL
I don't need more bro, I give it back to you.
2021-05-15 16:47
6 replies
#332
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Sri Lanka w7tv
truth hurts mens)))
2021-05-15 17:21
5 replies
#333
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Poland SebL
I mean, he is one of the biggest if not the biggest legend of this game, why would he do shit like that? He lost respect of a lot of ppl now I feel like.
2021-05-15 17:27
4 replies
#334
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Sri Lanka w7tv
guess he couldn't handle the loss, maybe lil bit frustrated w his prospecs, thought everyone would like him on solo project but it's going the other way around aka kjaerbye
2021-05-15 17:29
3 replies
#335
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Poland SebL
I mean most ppl are now talking like this to make somewhat of a joke from him, but I think that everyone understands that this was their first match, and we can't judge them by that, especially considering that they really had some sort of technical issues.
2021-05-15 17:56
2 replies
#338
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Sri Lanka w7tv
yeah, first matches are always harsh, what got me is that they had 30 days to prepare for his debute, and play in those circustances, NIP org cant stop embarassment
2021-05-15 18:33
1 reply
#339
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Poland SebL
Yeah that's really embarassing for NIP as an org., as I'm pretty sure that the problems were on their side.
2021-05-15 18:39
I hope they can achieve stuff, could be a fun team to watch.
2021-05-14 18:56
#292
TBD | 
Hong Kong DG84
polcacks talking about snax eating dev1ce xDDDDD
2021-05-14 19:59
1 reply
#316
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
cing ciong opening his mouth kekw
2021-05-14 22:39
nt but device isn't washed up
2021-05-14 20:25
xd like cristiano ronaldo, device loser
2021-05-14 22:28
like cristiano he is a sore loser
2021-05-14 22:37
#312
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
so Snax is fuck*ng Pele then
2021-05-14 22:38
aged like milk
2021-05-14 22:39
Aged like a fine wine.. A sore loser just like Ronaldo
2021-05-14 22:39
So its official Lewandowski > Ronaldo
2021-05-14 22:39
Okay dude
2021-05-14 22:42
#321
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Oceania Syncheon
hell yea Cristiano
2021-05-15 00:34
Cristiano Ronaldo goooooooooooooooool!
2021-05-15 01:01
#323
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Sri Lanka w7tv
not even close of cr7
2021-05-15 02:05
1 reply
+1
2021-05-15 11:07
this garbage is being hyped up way more than it should be, like seriously
2021-05-15 11:06
3 replies
+1 he isn't s1mple or zywoo. He's a good awper. He's known for consistency, not incredible awping
2021-05-15 11:08
2 replies
it's more about the team he's on, 4 players who've basically done nothing in this game from a team that won 4 majors
2021-05-15 11:08
1 reply
+1
2021-05-15 11:10
#337
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Brunei cyLoL
Device will not make major again gj nip
2021-05-15 18:26
IS... IS THA- IS THAT A MOTHER FUCKING SOCCER REFERENCE!?!?!?!?!? CRISTIANO RONALDO I RECOGNIZE THAT NAME!!!!!!! I CLAPPED! I CLAPPED WHEN I HEARD THE SOCCER PLAYER'S NAME!
2021-05-16 09:33
1 reply
#346
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Poland Ryunar
kek
2021-05-16 22:34
like signing a crying dog
2021-05-16 21:54
6 replies
#344
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
+1
2021-05-16 22:11
#347
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
+1
2021-05-16 22:34
#348
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Poland xMBTx
+1
2021-05-16 22:49
#350
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Poland kaspr02
+1
2021-05-16 23:24
#356
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Russia yungyoda
-1
2021-05-17 07:58
+1
2021-05-18 17:49
#349
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Poland xMBTx
I like him in Astralis, but now its confirmed 100% snake no respect for him rat
2021-05-16 22:49
siuuuuuuuuu
2021-05-17 07:53
Crying dog player, fuck him
2021-05-18 00:07
2 replies
Has device ever cried about something like that over the course of his 7 year career? It was a completely out of the ordinary situation and he has all the rights to complain.
2021-05-18 10:39
1 reply
+1
2021-05-20 19:04
True ronaldo would also call matches unfair LOL
2021-05-18 09:28
Crying like Ronaldo because he is bigger and wants to treaten smaller, it's true.
2021-05-18 10:37
for me the cristiano ronaldo of cs is s1mple
2021-05-18 11:39
2 replies
No,....he is not good loking like device,
2021-05-18 12:13
nope s1mple is not good looking 80)
2021-05-20 01:35
OMEEEEEEEEEEGALUL
2021-05-18 12:19
#369
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
Cry stiano
2021-05-18 17:04
Cr7 usually also loses against polish teams in which there is a way smaller amount of money than in his club. Classic
2021-05-18 17:49
few years ago in 2016 there was a Champions League match (major football event) between Real Madrid-Legia Warszawa(polish team), ofcourse Cristiano team was a huge favourite, but somehow the Polish team managed to draw (3:3) Afterwards Real madrid won that edition of the champions league. the difference between a true athlete and a boy is that you take responsibility after a dissapointing loss, grow up stronger and you learn from your mistakes. Please never fucking compare de40%ce to any real football legend, I guess you can only compare him to Neymar who chose money over pride. nip is full of overrated crybabies, shame
2021-05-18 18:09
#373
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United States Shr3y
Ronaldo KKKKKKKKKKK
2021-05-18 21:37
dev1ce woke up feeling dangerous today 12 kills in 40 rounds .55 rating 41 adr 43% kast -10 kdr The ronaldo of CS:GO??
2021-05-18 22:16
1 reply
#375
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Brazil Snaipa_
pretty much Ronaldo playing for juventus
2021-05-18 22:21
#cryvice
2021-05-19 19:21
LUL
2021-05-22 18:07
DEVICE AND HIS IMPACT OUTSIDE OF THE GAME YUP YUP YUP LMFAO
2021-05-22 18:08
"Like signing cristiano ronaldo" No... cr7 can win a match by himself, dev40%ce cannot
2021-05-23 12:26
Device is Cristiano Ronaldo only in the aspect of tendency to cry xD a little humbleness, gentlemen, what a stupid comparison...
2021-05-23 19:43
Oh yeah i remember when ronaldo called for a rematch when he was lagging
2021-05-25 14:18
#385
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Sweden Lordzxz
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2021-05-25 20:10
yeah sure lol
2021-05-25 23:31
Xd
2021-05-31 01:40
Xd
2021-05-31 01:45
Xd
2021-05-31 01:47
Xd
2021-05-31 01:48
2 players take off camera for grand finale game and i see them from last game all have cam? Dexter looking at left to his radar when in the clacht, hes IGL shooting the smoke in exactly positions? hitting 2 players from nip in 14-9 score when the comeback is coming and u are saying what im reported here is NOT legit??? EXPLAIN
2021-05-31 01:48
It's like signing a clown *
2021-05-31 01:49
Xd
2021-05-31 01:49
OMEGALUL
2021-06-06 23:39
2 replies
You really came back to this thread 1 week later to comment once more? Get a life kid
2021-06-06 23:41
1 reply
The style is checked. I have a life bro
2021-06-06 23:42
#398
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Finland Grograman
1 million well spent LOL
2021-06-06 23:44
lets talk about this thread again shall we? XD
2021-06-06 23:44
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