MANS NOT HOT return with new Swedish-Lithuanian roster

Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas and Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson will be two of the players under the orders of coach Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy.

A new team has been formed with three Swedish and two Lithuanian free agents, featuring the likes of twist and EspiranTo, reviving the MANS NOT HOT tag.

The aforementioned Swede joins the team from Lemondogs, a mix-team he had been playing with for fun since the beginning of the year when he was cut from NIP, while the Baltic player recently parted ways with GORILLAZ as he was unable to adapt to his role within the team, calling the experience "a good kick in the ass to start grinding even more."

EspiranTo will be back in action with MANS NOT HOT

The two other Swedes in the team are Robin "⁠robiin⁠" Sjögren, who spent several spells in the British organization Endpoint over the past three years, and Denis "⁠grux⁠" Gutaj, who rose to prominence among second tier Swedish teams like Red Reserve, Uruguay and Ancient, as well as the international lineup of SMASH, before signing by North at the beginning of the year right as the Danish organization ceased operations.

The fifth player is EspiranTo's countryman Armandas "⁠maty⁠" Kneita, who spent some time playing in Lithuanian teams with the likes of Aurimas "⁠Kvik⁠" Kvakšys and Eimantas "⁠pounh⁠" Lazickas, and was recently promoted to FPL after winning FPL-C in April.

The final piece of the puzzle is coach NeiL_M, who was one of the original members of the MANS NOT HOT team alongside EspiranTo that featured Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković and Žygimantas "⁠nukkye⁠" Chmieliauskas, among others.

"Our goals are simple, to create a new international home where each player is at his highest peak in their most impactful role to shine," coach NeiL_M told HLTV. "All five players here are slotted into their most natural role that they wanted, we've already started to practice as much as possible. We're ready to compete in events to grind our way up the ladder and prove who we are."

MANS NOT HOT is now:

Sweden Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson
Sweden Robin "⁠robiin⁠" Sjögren
Sweden Denis "⁠grux⁠" Gutaj
Lithuania Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas
Lithuania Armandas "⁠maty⁠" Kneita

Ireland Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy (coach)

Lithuania Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
401
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1461
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Lithuania Armandas 'maty' Kneita
Armandas 'maty' Kneita
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1361
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
347
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
#2
fnx | 
Poland DonVac
GL
2021-06-02 18:15
#3
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United Kingdom MiCOOL
ez for god espiranto
2021-06-02 18:15
3 replies
13y.o rage kid*
2021-06-02 20:08
2 replies
Yes he is, will fail again.
2021-06-02 20:56
1 reply
hope he ll fix his problem .yeah he is ragekid,but i want to see him in 1tier
2021-06-02 21:07
2 + 2 = 4 -1 = 3
2021-06-02 18:15
4 replies
quick maths!
2021-06-02 18:22
3 replies
maffs*
2021-06-02 20:58
2 replies
+1
2021-06-02 22:05
meths
2021-06-02 22:29
#6
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Palestine llihxelF
ok
2021-06-02 18:15
sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh
2021-06-02 18:15
WHO DOES WHAT?
2021-06-02 18:15
#10
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United States EaZy113
lol wat
2021-06-02 18:15
#11
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Finland Cucumber))
the return :O
2021-06-02 18:15
hahaha nice name
2021-06-02 18:16
smoke trees
2021-06-02 18:16
gl
2021-06-02 18:16
Mans dont dance
2021-06-02 18:16
we hot?
2021-06-02 18:16
1 reply
hawt*
2021-06-03 11:10
Mens)))
2021-06-02 18:16
1 reply
+1
2021-06-02 18:24
the ting goes skraah
2021-06-02 18:16
1 reply
yo dad is 44
2021-06-02 19:16
thanks hltv for the great news I have been waiting for years for this team to come back.
2021-06-02 18:16
5 replies
#42
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-06-02 18:18
+1
2021-06-02 18:24
#121
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Russia KICK_ZEUS
+1
2021-06-02 18:51
+1 This is my most ironic +1 to date.
2021-06-02 18:52
#238
OK | 
Brazil okemas
+¹ content
2021-06-02 22:44
Yo Big Shaq, the one and only Man's not hot, never hot Skrrat, skidi-kat-kat Boom
2021-06-02 18:16
2 replies
2 plus 2 is 4 minus 1 thats 3 quick maffs
2021-06-02 20:19
1 reply
ssmoke treess
2021-06-02 20:23
lookin fresh
2021-06-02 18:16
POGGERS
2021-06-02 18:16
1 reply
expected
2021-06-02 18:19
2 + 2 = 4 -1 = top50 at max ez math
2021-06-02 18:16
3 replies
QUICK MATHS
2021-06-02 18:19
1 reply
bum
2021-06-02 18:33
#185
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Australia CaZeR01
Lmao
2021-06-02 20:08
#29
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
im very hyped !
2021-06-02 18:17
ez4twist
2021-06-02 18:17
of course Neil_M is the coach xD
2021-06-02 18:17
1 reply
such a legend :D
2021-06-02 19:17
dizband already to not waste everyones time
2021-06-02 18:17
4 replies
-1
2021-06-02 18:32
+1
2021-06-02 18:53
+1 everyone should retire
2021-06-02 23:06
1 reply
#252
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Czech Republic Noxar
+1 I wanna retire
2021-06-03 00:57
top 5 end of 2022
2021-06-02 18:17
ok
2021-06-02 18:17
They are back!
2021-06-02 18:17
Mens))
2021-06-02 18:17
i thought after gorillaz its the end for espiranto
2021-06-02 18:17
2 replies
Godspiranto will live on
2021-06-02 18:42
#132
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Europe Rokiz
No way he said that he will even grind more and will not change games
2021-06-02 18:58
#39
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China s1mple_yee
Man's not hot, never hot Skrrat, skidi-kat-kat, boom
2021-06-02 18:17
#40
grux | 
Australia Kladiz
Gruxxxxxxx baby
2021-06-02 18:18
#44
fnx | 
Turkey Bbaris
max. tier5
2021-06-02 18:18
1 reply
valorant flair
2021-06-02 18:19
#45
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Poland Amirek
mens not hot never hot
2021-06-02 18:18
actually good stuff
2021-06-02 18:18
pounh ????
2021-06-02 18:20
why not mens))??
2021-06-02 18:20
#52
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Finland SamulisS
WHOOO toxiranTo
2021-06-02 18:20
#53
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul
2021-06-02 18:20
mens can never be hot
2021-06-02 18:20
Man can never be hot (Never hot) Perspiration ting (Spray dat) Lynx Effect (Come on) xd
2021-06-02 18:20
Hm cool, who dafuq is maty though? Since he said "All five players here are slotted into their most natural role that they wanted", I wonder if thay means twist is back to being the awp'er.
2021-06-02 18:21
1 reply
hes FPL player but still needs to prove what hes capable of and show his potential, cause hes a nonamer pretty much
2021-06-02 21:15
returning with 2017 tactics
2021-06-02 18:21
where it is espiranto , this team will be only 2 weeks together.
2021-06-02 18:21
8 replies
#73
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Germany LYCRIs
Worst thing he has done was to be against Krystal at Imperial. Imagine his career if he didnt throw it away like that
2021-06-02 18:27
7 replies
#120
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Canada YankeeM
??, After getting rid of kHRYSTAL EspiranTo managed to get into a major. He got screwed because ocelote bought nexa & hunter not because he was against kHRYSTAL lmao
2021-06-02 18:50
6 replies
#146
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Germany LYCRIs
1. its krystal since its the german guy not swedish 2. with krystal they instantly won their dreamhack title 3. after that, what did they win? How far did they get without krystal? Tell me. 4. Look his stats now and with krystal. He has been a star player, now not so anymore Like for real, he became so irrelevant (same as krystal) but atleast krystal didnt kick his own IGL because he didnt like that he acted as an IGL ingame...
2021-06-02 19:13
5 replies
#148
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Canada YankeeM
1. I meant german kRYSTAL. 3. They won DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019, United Masters League Season 1, placed 2nd in DreamHack Open Tours 2019, Arctic Invitational 2019, DreamHack Open Sevilla 2019. 4. Look at his stats before kRYSTAL, he went head to head with ZywOo in aAa.
2021-06-02 19:16
#230
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Europe Rokiz
Where is kRYSTAL winnings after he won after EspiranTo carried that event ?
2021-06-02 22:10
3 replies
#240
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Germany LYCRIs
Like they won 2 Events with Godsent lul
2021-06-02 22:49
2 replies
#270
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Europe Rokiz
I mean trophy winnings again ?
2021-06-03 13:43
1 reply
#275
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Germany LYCRIs
Like I said, 2 events therefore probably 2 low trophies but atleast he won something unlike espiranto
2021-06-03 20:03
back to tier 69 CS
2021-06-02 18:22
#61
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Poland xMBTx
oh yeah long time no see
2021-06-02 18:22
The name does make me laugh. Bold.
2021-06-02 18:23
#63
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Serbia LtN))
POG
2021-06-02 18:24
NeiL_M coach LULW
2021-06-02 18:24
expected
2021-06-02 18:24
#68
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Asia Blitzer
LOL
2021-06-02 18:25
What a name! Good luck
2021-06-02 18:25
sounds like a very serious project
2021-06-02 18:26
1 reply
#76
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Finland okxD
xD
2021-06-02 18:28
they will be disband in 2 months
2021-06-02 18:26
Eeeeeeeeeeeeespiranto
2021-06-02 18:27
Perspiration ting
2021-06-02 18:27
#75
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Chile esanchez47
GL
2021-06-02 18:28
#77
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Poland ragequitv2
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-06-02 18:28
I give it 2 weeks
2021-06-02 18:28
Besttest team name?
2021-06-02 18:28
My guys!! <3 EZ4EspiranTo EZ4maty
2021-06-02 18:31
#81
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Bulgaria goshyy
MAN CAN NEVER BE HOT
2021-06-02 18:31
nice name
2021-06-02 18:31
#83
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Canada tym2die55
The thing goes skrrra Pa Pa Ka Ka Ka Skidiki kaka And a kun kun drrrun dun Skya! Ku Ku Tun Tun Pom Pom Pom Pom
2021-06-02 18:32
1 reply
#254
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Czech Republic Noxar
xDDD
2021-06-03 01:00
probably disband in 3-4 months
2021-06-02 18:32
#87
try | 
Argentina papurri
disband in 2 months
2021-06-02 18:33
#89
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Italy NotNew
how long will espiranto last?
2021-06-02 18:34
#90
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Germany Furkk
Trash
2021-06-02 18:35
#91
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Romania wadd
Cant wait for spunj to say their name
2021-06-02 18:36
#92
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Russia D0cty
gl hf
2021-06-02 18:36
EZ4ROBIIN
2021-06-02 18:36
#94
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Portugal beatje
Awful team lol
2021-06-02 18:37
Tier 3 at best
2021-06-02 18:38
#96
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Lithuania marusgg
the fuck
2021-06-02 18:39
idk, if they has some motivation, so maybe they can reach top30. MAYBE.
2021-06-02 18:39
Wtf? xd
2021-06-02 18:39
#99
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Asia flameZzZ
MANS NOT HOT aka Imperial is backkkk i want kalinka instead of maty plsss
2021-06-02 18:39
1 reply
Kalinka playing in cis scene now
2021-06-02 18:44
disband in 1 month
2021-06-02 18:40
old meme
2021-06-02 18:40
Trust Neil. He's pretty good.
2021-06-02 18:41
2 months tops
2021-06-02 18:41
di1m
2021-06-02 18:42
Oh, might be a decent team.
2021-06-02 18:42
Lan comeback so we can see neil_m hype again pls
2021-06-02 18:43
#108
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Iraq remind00
toxicranto ?
2021-06-02 18:44
decent tier 3 maybe 2 team
2021-06-02 18:44
#111
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Lithuania Falafelis
Ez for Lithuania and Swedistan.
2021-06-02 18:44
#112
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Lithuania karkeris
Gl
2021-06-02 18:45
smoke trees
2021-06-02 18:45
Disappointed there is no Xizt
2021-06-02 18:45
Lmao terrible
2021-06-02 18:46
#116
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North America dicennt
lets go
2021-06-02 18:46
/disband
2021-06-02 18:46
interesting
2021-06-02 18:47
Better than gorillaz
2021-06-02 18:48
#122
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Lithuania LuXe
I rate Neil M as a manager, but not as coach
2021-06-02 18:51
tier 86 puggers
2021-06-02 18:52
#124
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Germany raynox_cs
lets go twist
2021-06-02 18:52
Quick maths
2021-06-02 18:53
Solid Tier 3 team, good luck.
2021-06-02 18:54
oh great another shit mix team like GORILLAZ, cant wait for them to drop out of every event they play
2021-06-02 18:55
6 replies
#131
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Europe Rokiz
This lineup atleast has every player on their role
2021-06-02 18:57
5 replies
whats the point of having a role if youre just a shit fucking player anyway, like 4/5 of the guys in this roster
2021-06-02 18:59
4 replies
#135
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Europe Rokiz
Just wait and see
2021-06-02 18:59
3 replies
cant wait to see how they fail miserably, it will be so funny to watch
2021-06-02 19:00
2 replies
#139
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Europe Rokiz
It will be so funny when they last more with this core than gorillaz with theirs.
2021-06-02 19:01
1 reply
actually yeah that would be way funnier LOL
2021-06-02 19:01
Decent tier 3
2021-06-02 18:58
Nice
2021-06-02 19:00
#137
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Sweden axelious
Cool!
2021-06-02 19:00
5 replies
#147
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Sweden axelious
Twist's going to AWP right?
2021-06-02 19:10
4 replies
don't see any other awpers that i know of there so probs
2021-06-02 19:50
3 replies
#186
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Sweden axelious
Ah ok! Didn't recognise this Maty guy so didn't know if he AWPed
2021-06-02 20:09
2 replies
ye, he's new :D placed 1st or 2nd in fpl this season
2021-06-02 20:26
1 reply
#211
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Sweden axelious
Ouff, nice!
2021-06-02 21:07
#141
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North America joeS
Any team with twist is gonna bomb hard
2021-06-02 19:02
nice name.
2021-06-02 19:03
#143
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Czech Republic forseti12
mens))
2021-06-02 19:05
lets goo
2021-06-02 19:05
#145
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Poland Hanse
NeilM with complete freestyle
2021-06-02 19:08
#154
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Nigeria Zimbaebwe
Mens never hot
2021-06-02 19:21
imagine if this team will be more succesful than GUHRILLAZ
2021-06-02 19:22
#156
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Poland Yomenik
EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2021-06-02 19:22
#157
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Georgia Megobari
never hot, skraaaaaaa
2021-06-02 19:22
2 plus 2 is 4
2021-06-02 19:23
Honestly doesn't even look that bad
2021-06-02 19:24
no ketchup
2021-06-02 19:26
#161
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Serbia bra1np
mans not hot, never hot
2021-06-02 19:26
mens not hot>mans not hot
2021-06-02 19:27
mens nnot hot
2021-06-02 19:29
MENS NEVER HOT :DD
2021-06-02 19:29
take off ur jacket
2021-06-02 19:30
where's joelz
2021-06-02 19:32
wtf is this name? i'm obligated to be a fan now
2021-06-02 19:33
1 reply
Same, man who is not hot!
2021-06-03 21:34
robiin and espi in one team id love to hear the ts
2021-06-02 19:36
3 replies
I understand the Espi part, but could you please explain robiin?
2021-06-03 21:35
1 reply
typical toxic t5 shitter that never achieved anything but acts like top 1 player
2021-06-03 21:46
#279
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Europe Rokiz
If you ever was talking or playing with Espi he never talks shit in game
2021-06-04 08:54
#169
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Latvia chebyrek
lets go top1
2021-06-02 19:38
quick maths
2021-06-02 19:43
two months max espiranto toxic rest washed up boomers
2021-06-02 19:45
poor moddii
2021-06-02 19:48
never hot, quik maths
2021-06-02 19:50
#176
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Brazil Luca0
GL
2021-06-02 19:51
#178
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Other the_dark
better than gorillaz and fanatic lol
2021-06-02 19:56
8/8 team name
2021-06-02 19:58
ruined already with this bot espiranto
2021-06-02 20:00
twist left LEMONDOGS? Anyway it was 4 fun Line-Up
2021-06-02 20:03
swedish mens is this team good enough for tier 3 eu?
2021-06-02 20:07
#187
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Lithuania Wydas
Lets goooo
2021-06-02 20:11
who cars
2021-06-02 20:13
GO TWIST
2021-06-02 20:18
Disband in Next 2 months like Gorillaz
2021-06-02 20:19
#195
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Europe Whatafz
Meh, soon tier3
2021-06-02 20:29
#196
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Canada firtlast
cant wait to buy my mans not hot jersey, tattoos, mousepads, gaming chair, and MANS NOT HOT brand birth certificates for my future kids
2021-06-02 20:30
#197
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Russia Slavaa
this is a good roster
2021-06-02 20:32
Who return?
2021-06-02 20:33
#199
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Awesome! Another team that will disband after 2 months
2021-06-02 20:38
already better than fnatic
2021-06-02 20:43
Go Twist and Grux!!
2021-06-02 20:50
#204
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Portugal Surya
Meme never dies
2021-06-02 20:57
2 plus 2 is 4, minus one that's 3 dead meme
2021-06-02 21:00
Top1 soon
2021-06-02 21:01
NEW MATCHFIX FARM MIX LIKE GORILLAZ
2021-06-02 21:02
the ting goes skkkkrrrra popopopo mans not hot
2021-06-02 21:04
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOICE MAAAAAN
2021-06-02 21:04
brooooooooo twist change teams like candy wtf is worng with u
2021-06-02 21:18
#216
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Europe Holiwis
omg what is this team hahahh
2021-06-02 21:19
Espiranto under neil_m, will be a monster and grux is an amazing igl
2021-06-02 21:22
1 reply
#227
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Europe Rokiz
I think maty is IGL
2021-06-02 22:07
waste of time, get rid of everyone neil_m sucking nexa cock and recognition but this time he has no one to carry other than espi’s 3 year old expired reputation. dogshit player with dogshit coach riding off what they did 3 years, surrounded by swedish talents of ppl cared about 5 years ago + 1 random unknown lithauan lol maybe spiranto wasn’t retarded in brain and we could see him on top team by now, sucks for him
2021-06-02 21:34
Nice
2021-06-02 21:36
cool
2021-06-02 21:42
who’s maty?
2021-06-02 21:58
1 reply
#228
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Europe Rokiz
Igl who got in FPL last month.
2021-06-02 22:08
#225
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Canada GGNORE33
Neil the manager is back
2021-06-02 22:04
gorillaz v2
2021-06-02 22:09
nt
2021-06-02 22:12
#232
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Poland yanzie
jokes aside,this team has potential to be good
2021-06-02 22:15
-grux -twist -maty -robiin +nexa +nukkye +TENZKI +AcilioN
2021-06-02 22:29
Imagine this project has more success than GORILLAZ
2021-06-02 22:33
2+2 is 4-1 that 3 quick math
2021-06-02 22:45
gl
2021-06-02 23:45
damn I am surprised Twist has stuck with CS, I was expecting a fast switch
2021-06-03 00:15
nose long like garden hose
2021-06-03 00:41
Quick maffs
2021-06-03 01:42
Help me out here. I think the names refers to some really shitty song?
2021-06-03 02:01
Amazing
2021-06-03 04:48
nt lucas10am
2021-06-03 04:50
just please espiranto retire already....
2021-06-03 06:41
Nice name, haha
2021-06-03 07:29
Pretty POG if you ask me.
2021-06-03 07:45
Mans not hot very pog name. +rep
2021-06-03 08:49
#269
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Poland SebL
Who the hell is maty? I've never heard about him. Good firepower on the roster, but I doubt that they are going to achieve anything big with this roster. But GL.
2021-06-03 13:36
6 replies
#271
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Europe Rokiz
Maty is a igl who got in FPL last month
2021-06-03 14:02
5 replies
#273
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Poland SebL
Yeah I know that he got into FPL, but IGL without pretty much any experience seems like a risky one.
2021-06-03 14:31
4 replies
#274
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Europe Rokiz
He was in lithuanian mixes and they probably went through trials bcs i heard that it was meant to be Kosovo(2) x Lithuanian(3) but happened this.
2021-06-03 17:52
3 replies
#280
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Poland SebL
Ok, like I'm not saying it's bad, like all the young talents have to come from somewhere, but they are taking a risk.
2021-06-04 19:09
2 replies
#281
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Europe Rokiz
Risk is everywhere when you even change players
2021-06-04 19:12
1 reply
#282
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Poland SebL
Yeah but I mean that's a big risk.
2021-06-04 19:13
Nah dont see it
2021-06-03 14:20
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