EspiranTo exits GORILLAZ

The Lithuanian has been replaced by young Turkish player Yasin "⁠xfl0ud⁠" Koç.

Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas has revealed that he has been removed from GORILLAZ, the project led by Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist and Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi, after struggling to fit into the team.

The rifler's exit comes a month after the team was formalized, following the departure of trial member Buğra "⁠Calyx⁠" Arkın, whose spot has been filled by Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen. Moving forward, the team will play with 18-year-old xfl0ud, formerly of 9INE.

EspiranTo is back on the market

"I couldn't adapt to the roles I was given and playstyle we had, and underperformed heavily. I tried my best, but I guess some things are just not meant to be," EspiranTo wrote in a Twitlonger on Wednesday, describing the news as "a good kick in the ass to start grinding even more".

GORILLAZ are currently ranked No. 74 in the world, with mixed results so far. The international have managed to pick up wins over the likes of Nordavind and SJ, but have also lost to teams such as DBL PONEY, Galaxy Racer, and Young Ninjas.

The latest addition to the squad is xfl0ud, who made his debut for GORILLAZ in a 2-1 loss to LDLC. The Turkish player's long-term status in the team — who are yet to reveal the "unnamed new organization" they have signed for —, is currently unknown.

GORILLAZ are now playing with the following lineup:

Sweden Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist
Finland Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi
Finland Jere "⁠sergej⁠" Salo
Denmark Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen (stand-in)
Turkey Yasin "⁠xfl0ud⁠" Koç (stand-in)

Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
705
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1766
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Turkey Yasin 'xfl0ud' Koç
Yasin 'xfl0ud' Koç
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
114
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
843
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
well let's hope xfl0ud will perform
2021-05-19 19:21
16 replies
i mean espi was playing really bad, hopefully gorillaz can get their stuff together
2021-05-19 19:23
3 replies
I mean he is known for being toxic or - for having a difficult personallity
2021-05-20 07:03
But why u write "i mean"? You don't have to do that
2021-05-20 15:18
1 reply
#156
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Sweden hilebard
He doesn't not have to do it
2021-05-20 15:20
Yeah. Hes done a decent job so far though. hltv.org/stats/matches/81445/ldlc-vs-gor.. hltv.org/stats/matches/81458/gorillaz-vs.. Will be very interesting to follow him in GORILLAZ.
2021-05-19 19:25
10 replies
whattt how they lost to LDLC
2021-05-19 19:32
9 replies
30-40% loss
2021-05-19 19:37
2 replies
xd
2021-05-19 20:57
1 reply
hahaa
2021-05-19 21:59
Well, Gorillaz so far have pretty strange mixed results. Feels like they don't fully understand yet how this team supposed to work in the first place. And let's be honest, this is not the first time when things just don't work with flusha outside of fnatic or trying to be an IGL.
2021-05-19 20:18
5 replies
Espiranto was an anchor in the team, it's good that it was removed
2021-05-19 20:33
1 reply
True, but at the same time we know for a fact that he can be at least ok. And if we consider level at which Gorillaz are playing rn, he can be awesome (Imperial anyone? No? Ok) So my guess is that he was utilized poorly. Which is understandable, because Gorillaz are making strange things with roles in the team.
2021-05-19 20:54
#147
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Ukraine ksay
like what teams outside of fnatic? during Godsent time he was their best player and didn't igl during 2016 fnatic with dennis they won 6 tournaments in a row and he did igl (then olof had injury) C9 with flusha and his calling actually became a promising team. it was a complete disaster before did i miss any examples of him IGLing or being outside of fnatic?
2021-05-20 05:06
2 replies
Godsent was still a disaster for the whole ex-fnatic core, they left exactly because they thought they will do better without olof and dennis with pronax instead. 2016 fnatic wasn't really about any tactics though. It was more of "go, shoot, kill them all fast and win". And maybe it's just me, but I don't think of it as good IGLing. Well, maybe if we're looking at the tournament wins then I guess, but still it was very, very straightforward CS. And I kinda forgot about how good Cloud9 actually were. Don't know why, maybe when I was watching their matches they were mostly losing or something, but I would've never guessed they were a top 10 team, so I can't talk about that since I didn't pay attention at that time. Edit: wrote krimz instead of dennis in the first part. Edit 2: oh, yeah, in my opinion Cloud9 started playing much better as a team and not a bunch of skilled players when Golden joined them, so maybe that opinion kinda clouded my judgement as well.
2021-05-20 05:46
1 reply
#154
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Ukraine ksay
well fnatic with pronax wasn't about set tactics either obv pronax was a better coordinator mid-round but he also had a lot of IGL experience in the past +flusha always was a second caller during that time with pronax or at some late tournaments even took over as igl as for the Cloud9 it's hard to tell during flusha's IGLing they played A LOT slower than with golden RUSH in every interview said that flusha's style was more tactical though i don't fully agree with RUSH golden's system is just way more reactive and demands fast decisions from individuals just because it's faster it doesn't mean that it's less tactical some players had hard time adapting to golden's style when flusha just played really slow defaults with thoughtful mid round calls
2021-05-20 15:14
Excuses with roles as always. Just go and tap heads - ez pz
2021-05-19 19:50
#2
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India somecunt
Sad
2021-05-19 19:21
GL
2021-05-19 19:21
#5
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Poland Aiko_
Finally
2021-05-19 19:21
1 reply
+1
2021-05-19 22:10
rip
2021-05-19 19:21
Noice
2021-05-19 19:21
#8
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Peru Willy_CV
Expected
2021-05-19 19:21
Botespi
2021-05-19 19:21
Whatever
2021-05-19 19:21
expeccteddd
2021-05-19 19:21
#14
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Ireland cawley2
coming to faze
2021-05-19 19:22
2 replies
#39
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Germany Droidd
Flair doesn't check out
2021-05-19 19:32
1 reply
#42
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Ireland cawley2
hahah
2021-05-19 19:32
Unlucko :(
2021-05-19 19:22
He Still good tho
2021-05-19 19:23
Hope xAntares performs
2021-05-19 19:23
toxicranto
2021-05-19 19:23
Mess of a "team". They will disband this year, I'm 93% sure of that.
2021-05-19 19:23
9 replies
The core of the finns and flusha looks good, both on paper and ingame (especially now when sergej is finding back to his old self). But Nato? Really? And xfl0und i’ve never hearing of (guess we’ll see)
2021-05-19 19:31
6 replies
Sure, but I don't understand these choices with kicking and adding players. Obviously they will be bad when they switch a player every two weeks. Worst case scenario sergej will get frustrated if this continues and he will have no motivation. They just need to get 5 players they are happy with and go from there.
2021-05-19 19:32
1 reply
#99
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Finland Nollegee
+1
2021-05-19 20:30
#46
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Germany Droidd
They don't even have nato on awp
2021-05-19 19:33
3 replies
Wait lmao what
2021-05-19 19:57
2 replies
#118
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Germany Droidd
They have sergej on awp and nato is rifling for whatever reason
2021-05-19 21:07
1 reply
Seems like flusha or whoever calls the shots there tries to invent the bicycle
2021-05-19 21:22
+1 i always agree with you
2021-05-19 19:32
You're generous, I give 1 or 2 months. They put new players to fill roles, whatever they used to play. All others roles don't make any sense : sergei as an awp, nato as a rifler/hybrid, flusha as an igl ... In comparaison to Hyena, except Aizy as an awper, other roles make kinda sense. More talent on Gorillaz thought, but with that kind of mentality, they won't go very far.
2021-05-20 02:29
2 stand-in
2021-05-19 19:23
Expected tbh. He was not performing that well.
2021-05-19 19:23
Good idea
2021-05-19 19:23
#25
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Portugal beatje
Deserved, he performed very badly
2021-05-19 19:23
1 reply
The teams was performing badly, I'm not sure it will change much. This project looks already doomed.
2021-05-20 02:31
Right choice, he was a very poor performer
2021-05-19 19:25
#28
RpK | 
Sweden wnsz
Oh no! Anyway
2021-05-19 19:26
can't u just take ottond or smth..
2021-05-19 19:26
3 replies
#100
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Finland Nollegee
They don’t want 3 Finns in the same team
2021-05-19 20:31
2 replies
why not ? hes better than nato anw, and they need good rifler, espi looks lost sadly
2021-05-19 20:39
1 reply
#107
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Finland Nollegee
+1 but suNny doesn’t want third Finn in to the team because it would affect the chemistry of the team and they want to keep Gorillaz as international team. Edit. He also said that it would be better to just make full Finnish team than make it 3 Finns and 2 from elsewhere.
2021-05-19 20:49
Curious as to when they plan to announce their org haha
2021-05-19 19:27
2 replies
Flusha (i believe) said that they want all the players before they announce something. So...IF they sign Nato and xfl0ud they will most likely announce everything.
2021-05-19 19:29
1 reply
Fair call. Haven't been keeping up all that much as I've just gotten into serie a football
2021-05-20 03:54
Please just sign shipz or oskar already. Their talents are being wasted in the tier3 scene
2021-05-19 19:28
9 replies
Should sign both instead of Nato and xlfloud
2021-05-19 19:32
#47
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Germany Droidd
SHiPz is IGL and flusha wants to IGL so I doubt
2021-05-19 19:33
6 replies
shipz igl in skade?
2021-05-19 19:35
5 replies
#49
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Germany Droidd
ye
2021-05-19 19:35
4 replies
sure he can igl for tier3. But if he gets picked up by a better team 100% they should put him on the awp
2021-05-19 19:54
3 replies
#116
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Germany Droidd
Put him on awp? He's a rifler and has never awped
2021-05-19 21:06
2 replies
are you baiting or have you just never watched him play? He's a godly hybrid
2021-05-19 22:17
1 reply
#132
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Germany Droidd
I haven't watched him play in a while
2021-05-19 22:46
oskar would be very nice, could be the reinforcement they need to establish themselves in EU tier 2
2021-05-19 19:45
#32
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Lithuania karkeris
Expected
2021-05-19 19:28
About time, every game i thought; this is the time we’ll see his old crisp aim again! But it never happened. He looked soooo slow both in movement- and aimwise
2021-05-19 19:29
1 reply
#113
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Europe Rokiz
didn't u watch his d2 entries on t to long?
2021-05-19 21:03
#LETSGOXFLOUD
2021-05-19 19:30
#36
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Switzerland x676
this is shady... they should just disband, what a Frankenstein they have created :S my god
2021-05-19 19:30
3 replies
Not shady at all. Flusha and SuNny said that they wanted younger talents etc. So, adding xfl0ud seems reasonable. Also, why do people expect Flushas team to be Top 5-10 or something? He never said it would be. He said that he want younger talents in his team.
2021-05-19 19:32
2 replies
I mean if you are a "t1" player or have top tier experience, you shouldn't be happy playing at a lower level than your peak. To not have the goal to strive to be a top 10 would make the team an instant failure imo.
2021-05-20 01:20
1 reply
Obviously Flusha wants and most likely have it as a goal to be top 10 with this team. But, looking at Flushas tweets he said that he wants to add a bunch of youngsters etc, in this case xfl0ud and, if you want, Sergej. Sergej is obviously pretty experienced, but, he is still young.
2021-05-20 04:55
------------------>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> VALORANT
2021-05-19 19:31
he was so bad
2021-05-19 19:35
kick the budget xantares, go full nordic
2021-05-19 19:36
5 replies
+krimz +brollan
2021-05-19 19:37
4 replies
Brollan in a 3 year deal, no one will be able to buy him out of fnatic
2021-05-19 19:56
3 replies
yikers in chat
2021-05-19 20:09
2 replies
Yea idk what tf he was thinking, fnatic are probably going to either gut the team or waste the next year and then disband
2021-05-19 20:29
1 reply
#103
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Finland Nollegee
Well he is very young so it’s expected to make bad decisions.
2021-05-19 20:35
They will literally try anyone else over in the whole world instead of taking Calyx.
2021-05-19 19:37
4 replies
They already had calyx but he left the team?
2021-05-19 19:42
3 replies
did he leave not get kicked?
2021-05-19 19:43
2 replies
Calyx says he left but who knows
2021-05-19 19:57
1 reply
okay then ye
2021-05-19 20:10
Sad!
2021-05-19 19:38
ehhh okeh that sucks
2021-05-19 19:39
#57
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Ukraine Kastrulya
finally -bot
2021-05-19 19:39
#58
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-05-19 19:40
Who? Calyx...
2021-05-19 19:41
I thought they already had an org? why not announce it?
2021-05-19 19:42
2 replies
2021-05-19 19:53
1 reply
Thanks mens!
2021-05-19 21:06
Sorry but this gorillaz roster will never be a top 25 team.
2021-05-19 19:45
this team is a joke anyway, i thought he left this sinking ship but he actually got kicked ahahahah
2021-05-19 19:48
Better switch EspiranTo to xfl0ud in fantasy. lul
2021-05-19 19:51
#69
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Brazil Karlogaria
This team will be as irrelevant as Clownossus were
2021-05-19 19:53
#74
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Canada AyyyJayyy
wtf is this team?
2021-05-19 19:57
expected
2021-05-19 19:57
#79
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Korea jin67300
Finally add rigoN
2021-05-19 19:58
1 reply
#85
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Germany Furkk
-Nato
2021-05-19 20:04
Sunny in espiranto role Sergej(as rifler top 13 player in 2019) on awp Natosaphix in a team Natosaphix in a team not on awp! Flusha washed up 2 more roster changes inc or disband
2021-05-19 20:00
1 reply
#105
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Finland Nollegee
+1 This is a mess rn but who knows if this team starts performing well when they will get their 4th and 5th to the team.
2021-05-19 20:42
#87
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Canada wanderofus
FUCK
2021-05-19 20:09
Exit toxic
2021-05-19 20:11
Hes just a toxic ahole and thats it... Dont give that guy any more chances.
2021-05-19 20:17
2 replies
people grow
2021-05-19 20:22
1 reply
except HLTV people smh my head
2021-05-19 22:44
#96
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Denmark Vespurr
Exit
2021-05-19 20:22
Nothing will help this team
2021-05-19 20:24
GORILLAZ is very nasty atm. It'll take them some time to sort things out.
2021-05-19 20:34
Sad
2021-05-19 20:45
So we want to give teams like 6 months but this guy gets 1 month and it's like, "u bad, gtfo"
2021-05-19 20:48
1 reply
toxicity is a bitch
2021-05-19 21:03
Sad
2021-05-19 21:00
-kreaz or olof or nawwk full norwegian gorillaz
2021-05-19 21:03
5 replies
#128
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Denmark twinseN
U mean scandinavic team? :)
2021-05-19 22:11
4 replies
#129
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Denmark twinseN
+ nawwk would be good here
2021-05-19 22:12
i am not european i don't know shit about geography i know people thats it
2021-05-20 00:07
2 replies
#161
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Denmark twinseN
Danes / swedes / fins are not norwegian so u know that :)
2021-05-20 16:16
1 reply
no u don't i just know they're in northen europe
2021-05-21 08:52
Exit exits Mibr when?
2021-05-19 21:08
1 reply
exit leaves mibr :(
2021-05-20 15:23
They dont even have an org but they've switched out 4 players already..
2021-05-19 21:19
1 reply
this is basically a failed project in the sense of chemistry off the bat, like for real doesn't make any sense
2021-05-19 21:28
+SHIPZ
2021-05-19 21:24
Espiranto problem is always the temperament, he can play good and be toxic out of the server, when the team play bad... he is such a problem. i just hope he can get his personality together and grow up.
2021-05-19 21:58
They can bring in anyone from deathmatch, lots of talents doing 1 taps HS and pre spray. Pretty amazing!
2021-05-19 22:09
flusha star player in team with turkish level 10.
2021-05-19 22:51
probably because he's a toxic child
2021-05-19 23:00
1 reply
#135
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Europe Rokiz
He left it on mutual decision with them when he saw that entrying is not his thing.
2021-05-19 23:05
#136
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
roblox welcome
2021-05-19 23:37
this guy never fits anywhere
2021-05-19 23:41
TrashPiranTo
2021-05-20 00:36
Espiranto needs to make serious changes before his chance passes him by... I really thought this new line up was going to be good for him
2021-05-20 00:43
1 reply
#163
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Europe Rokiz
This line-up had role fuck ups and that mad it really bad.
2021-05-21 11:16
Why not just -xfl0ud -NaToSaphiX +es3tag +woxic
2021-05-20 04:17
2 replies
Woxic said that he will take a break from proffesional cs until the Lans are back cuz ping problems etc... So until the LANs are back u wont see Woxic, but es3tag would be amazing to see <3
2021-05-20 11:41
#159
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Serbia gumiflex
es3tag 2.3m usd woxic 1.3m usd cheap
2021-05-20 15:45
Good beginning for them, they should stick to the core of flusha, suNny and sergej and search other 2 players, I would love to see them trying NBK- as the supportive element, and maybe chrisJ as this aggresive style of AWPer, I think it could work out.
2021-05-20 12:28
1 reply
+1
2021-05-21 11:16
#160
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Serbia gumiflex
I hope you find the team you deserve cr4zyboy
2021-05-20 15:52
expected
2021-05-21 11:20
#166
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Montenegro vchaim
Now please put an AWP in nato's hand and maybe you can be a top30 team
2021-05-21 14:11
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