Complexity part ways with keita

The 28-year-old coach has mutually parted ways with the lineup ahead of the player break.

Jamie "⁠keita⁠" Hall and Complexity have parted ways, the Dallas-based organisation has announced. The departure marks an end to the Brit's two-year tenure with the team, which began prior to the building of the 'Juggernaut' and spanned across 48 events.

The move comes in the wake of Complexity's 13-16th place exit from IEM Cologne, where they were eliminated following losses to G2 and Virtus.pro. To advance to the main event, the European combine beat ViCi and LDLC in the Play-In, but also fell in a relatively one-sided loss to FaZe.

keita began coaching Complexity in June 2019

Complexity have struggled to find consistent form in the last two years, initially impressing in the 2020 BLAST Premier Spring Series group stage, where they beat Astralis and Vitality, but losing momentum not long after.

During the online era, the team were unable to post strong results against top tier opposition, a situation made all the worse after Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter's departure from the lineup.

Early hopes of a redemption arc with the return to LAN for Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's men were also swiftly crushed following their elimination in Germany, and with the player break ahead, the team now looks to make changes before returning to action for ESL Pro League Season 14.

The move comes at a time where multiple veteran coaches are exploring their options, including Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen and Wilton "⁠zews⁠" Prado. With a month off looming, Complexity will have plenty of time to finalize a replacement for the British coach.

Complexity are now:

Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer
United States William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba
Denmark Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke
Bulgaria Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev
Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage

Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Jamie 'keita' Hall
Jamie 'keita' Hall
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
84
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
about time
2021-07-15 22:04
28 replies
Thats not poizon
2021-07-15 22:04
17 replies
#33
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Denmark Zetix02
THATS NOT POIZZON OR BLAMEF. CORRUPTION
2021-07-15 22:09
15 replies
WELCOME ZEWWWS TO COL
2021-07-15 22:12
14 replies
#45
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Denmark Zetix02
I think rejin will become coach. He is danish Blamef and konfig as well. Doesn’t need to be bought by an org
2021-07-15 22:13
12 replies
yea true, rejin is also a good call but I dont think they will look at nationality to make a decision Also rejin is banned for a few majors, on twitter he said that he is looking for analyst spot. So not sure if he wants to coach or if COL even let him coach when he's banned from majors
2021-07-15 22:26
6 replies
well I believe HUNDEN is still banned, and atleast reports show Astralis has interest in him. If anything bring Rejin on as an assistant coach, and try to land one of the more established coaches to back you during officials. Rejin can do analytical work, and obviously help coach outside of matches, and work on any map prep between games as well which is nice.
2021-07-16 00:29
1 reply
#140
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Finland qwlul
It's not like it matters, coaches can't be vocal during major games anyways. =)
2021-07-16 01:18
3 replies
i agree, is not like coaches do something else, like analyst work, prepare anti strats, organize the team, fix issues, etc
2021-07-16 03:29
1 reply
#197
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Finland qwlul
And apparently you cant do that with an ESIC ban? Nice thinking. =)
2021-07-16 13:59
they can still talk on LAN during tac timeouts
2021-07-16 09:27
Rejin ESIC ban (long)
2021-07-15 22:57
zonic makes way more sense than reijin, just a question of if zonic will want to join Col or not
2021-07-15 23:57
1 reply
#131
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Denmark StralisA
YES +1
2021-07-16 00:22
Lifetime banned from Majors, still for long time banned from all tournaments, he's looking for analyst role.
2021-07-16 01:20
Do we not think Zonic is the best choice here? He is also danish and is planning to leave astralis no?
2021-07-16 19:00
+1
2021-07-16 14:19
#144
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Netherlands staticNL
+1
2021-07-16 01:26
Zonic to col!!!!11
2021-07-15 22:04
7 replies
pls no
2021-07-15 22:06
6 replies
Ok what about zews
2021-07-15 22:08
5 replies
pls no
2021-07-15 22:09
4 replies
Fer????
2021-07-15 22:09
3 replies
#35
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Denmark Zetix02
Rejin as a coach
2021-07-15 22:10
1 reply
Pls no
2021-07-15 22:11
#86
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Serbia XD___
ok
2021-07-15 22:57
coach kick = insta top1
2021-07-15 23:56
Yeah, finally
2021-07-16 10:34
#2
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Australia MajiC
Second
2021-07-15 22:04
1 reply
Oh no GL to keita
2021-07-15 22:30
lol
2021-07-15 22:04
#4
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Turkey GENIUSER
what
2021-07-15 22:04
#5
i am | 
Finland iBait
wait a minute that isn't blamef
2021-07-15 22:04
5 replies
name
2021-07-15 22:05
3 replies
#24
i am | 
Finland iBait
Doubt that Col's tactical problems were Keita's fault when BlameF used to play the same style back in Heroic
2021-07-15 22:11
1 reply
#196
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Sweden Lagge15
I doubt it is Keita's, Rush's nor BlameF's fault the team stopped playing properly after Warden and oBo left
2021-07-16 13:17
iBaitF
2021-07-15 22:12
name
2021-07-15 22:07
Zonic ? Zews ?
2021-07-15 22:04
4 replies
#34
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United States makaios
no, zonic stay with astralis mens )) pls... :)
2021-07-15 22:09
Maybe they take a risk with Elmapuddy
2021-07-15 22:24
2 replies
pls
2021-07-15 22:33
never realized elmapuddy and the yt ct specialist guy wheret he same person, that is really cool.
2021-07-15 22:55
#8
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Switzerland x676
Nice to hear, this guy is a bluff
2021-07-15 22:04
1 reply
+1
2021-07-15 22:36
#11
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United States makaios
i honestly dont think this will change much, but ig good change?
2021-07-15 22:04
16 replies
these dudes need a more lively coach given how emotional they are (except jks) I'm sure he was good as an analyst but as someone who's suppoed to boost team morale he wasn't on point
2021-07-15 22:07
15 replies
exactly, they can hire me to tell them it's all good and they're the best after every round
2021-07-15 22:10
2 replies
+1 easy paycheck and cheerleading is fun
2021-07-15 23:05
1 reply
HallaamADoo biggest paycheck stealer Hltv confirmed?
2021-07-16 06:45
#38
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United States makaios
i see, but then again, k0nfig only good player on team still :)
2021-07-15 22:10
8 replies
k0nfig is top 20 player for sure and he is the best on the team, but jks and blamef are also insane riflers. poizon is kennys like and rush is washed up
2021-07-15 22:31
7 replies
Yes the guy going first, throwing utility, dropping weapons, rotating every round to retake is “washed” ppl like you should stick to fortnite.
2021-07-15 23:12
5 replies
No i'll stick to CS. i didn't mention his stats, he is washed up except for 1 in 10 maps. look at perfecto/interz/jackz etc.. being support is good excuse for bad stats, it's not for being just bad.
2021-07-15 23:15
4 replies
Being baited by your igl every round helps a ton. Great take btw make a YouTube I’m sure it won’t be a massive waste of time like your comments.
2021-07-15 23:20
3 replies
ok, have a nice day.
2021-07-15 23:37
1 reply
you too
2021-07-16 01:29
RUSH is just bad. He can barely get a single kill when all eyes are on k0nfig when they're holding down a site. There is no excuse for RUSH being so bad on the CT Side. I understand on the T-side he is a walking UAV with HR potential to commit homicide on the enemy team but yeah.. he is just not good enough, nor is poizon
2021-07-16 09:43
Everyone on the team, has individually explained why rush is so important for the team's success, including Jason Lake. 0 IQ post As much as i hate to say it I think if anyone has to go its probably JKS unless they can find a way to integrate his playstyle better, his results at cologne look promising though
2021-07-19 15:33
yeah I feel keita was more of a "yes man" had a more laidback style of coaching
2021-07-15 22:12
2 replies
I wouldn't argue with blamef either
2021-07-15 22:14
1 reply
dont wanna get crushed by the bicep
2021-07-15 22:57
#13
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Brazil d00kzera
S1mple 0 majors < BR 5 Majors
2021-07-15 22:05
4 replies
stone age majors, irrelevant
2021-07-15 22:06
Argentina 6 majors > Bra71l 2 majors
2021-07-15 22:42
2 replies
Angola 30 majors > Greenland 0 majors
2021-07-16 01:18
1 reply
+1
2021-07-16 09:18
expected
2021-07-15 22:05
Keita was definitely had a smart mind for CS but he never really struck me as that hype coach that you want especially on lan. He seemed to be someone who would work better as an analyst.
2021-07-15 22:05
paycheck stealer
2021-07-15 22:07
#19
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United Kingdom Dan__
I hope Zonic joins Complexity. Jason deserves it
2021-07-15 22:07
6 replies
bruh zonic is retiring
2021-07-15 22:08
5 replies
It literally says in the thread
2021-07-15 22:20
#76
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United Kingdom Dan__
Says otherwise in the thread
2021-07-15 22:46
3 replies
zonic is free to explore opportunities but haven't said anything about wanthing to go elsewhere after astralis I mean c'mon he's 34 with a family and an already stable financial background don't think he'll want to keep this shit going and risk ruining his legacy
2021-07-15 23:33
2 replies
his legacy will never be ruined bro wtf are u talking about
2021-07-16 03:34
1 reply
sure his reputation wouldn't be affected if he just went and struggled for 3 years on a team that is barely top 15 you gotta quit on the top
2021-07-16 10:52
Rip, liked that guy hope he finds a new team.
2021-07-15 22:07
#26
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Europe robo1234
So he will now be able to focus on his Liverpool carrier?
2021-07-15 22:08
#29
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Sweden pawn73
Someone predicted it
2021-07-15 22:08
Now they just need to get rid of rush
2021-07-15 22:09
3 replies
To drop out of top 30, yes.
2021-07-16 12:49
2 replies
0.54 kpr xD nt tho
2021-07-16 20:28
1 reply
support in a struggling team, what do you want? Xyp has 0.6 for 2021, not much better and he is one of the if not the best support players in the scene.
2021-07-16 21:22
#36
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Canada GGNORE33
it wasn't a surprise after their awful results at IEM Cologne, now give a chance to toh1o someone who will try his best and if he fails probably will retire from cs
2021-07-15 22:10
pls get zonic, then maybe he can bring some astralis guys with him then CoL finally be a top 5 team!
2021-07-15 22:10
NOOOOO I really liked him
2021-07-15 22:11
#46
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United States Rayduh
I actually like KEITA SAD
2021-07-15 22:14
+who keita is a solid coach
2021-07-15 22:14
#49
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
take baitF and botizon with u keita
2021-07-15 22:17
#51
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Georgia ikaika97
Seydou Keita? pog
2021-07-15 22:21
welcome MSL
2021-07-15 22:23
And the next change will be...?
2021-07-15 22:25
rip bossman
2021-07-15 22:25
He can coach Endpoint
2021-07-15 22:27
#58
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United Kingdom MiCOOL
RIP - he nice guy
2021-07-15 22:28
Valens to col
2021-07-15 22:34
lmao even the coach got baitF'd
2021-07-15 22:34
CoL zonic confirmed Complexity going full danish
2021-07-15 22:35
#66
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Israel Xpicyy
make it full EU team fuck NA
2021-07-15 22:37
2 replies
-keita +zews -RUSH +SANJI
2021-07-16 18:06
1 reply
#210
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Israel Xpicyy
+1
2021-07-16 19:12
Oof feelsbadman
2021-07-15 22:37
#68
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Poland moistu
add zews and go disband
2021-07-15 22:37
#69
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Finland Nollegee
+zonic +allu -poizon
2021-07-15 22:38
#70
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Poland moistu
K0nfig Blamef Magisk Mertz Duupreeh
2021-07-15 22:38
1 reply
hm, solid team
2021-07-16 10:32
Shouldve never left Liverpool
2021-07-15 22:39
expected, uselees coach, now baitF time to go with MM strats
2021-07-15 22:40
any idea who could replace him?
2021-07-15 22:42
British?
2021-07-15 22:45
racist
2021-07-15 22:47
1 reply
cringe ass name
2021-07-16 01:29
Something needs to be done at least. Everyone is bashing Rush but I don't think hes that bad. He is a support player, playing all the shitty positions no one else wants to. I am more worried about Poizon and JKS. Poizon is too inconsistent to be impactful enough as awper and JKS even though he has good games sometimes goes missing. The only stable players in the team is pretty much Blamef and K0nfig but not everyone in the team needs to have that fragging power. But awpers DO need to hit the shots they are supposed to hit.
2021-07-15 22:47
1 reply
It also matters of structure. I don't see complexity as a team with structure. One day, they bash everyone. The other, 5-16 against a t2 teams. Poizon or rush are underperforming, but except the lurk of blamef or thr risky play of konfig, I don't see a unity in this team. Nobody play for each other.
2021-07-16 01:06
keita dont deserve kick racist owner jason lake he beat up frod too
2021-07-15 22:48
2 replies
Cringe
2021-07-15 23:08
1 reply
i mean look at ur flag ofc u wouldn't understand
2021-07-15 23:23
so it begins!!! full dk lineup incoming jks to liquid/faze col blamef konfig acor/lucky/tmb valde/magisk/nodios niko/raalz/es3tag
2021-07-15 22:52
3 replies
mertz
2021-07-15 23:02
-olof +jks pog?
2021-07-15 23:16
OG are not going to give up Valde unless its stupid money or they are going to get rid of their CS team
2021-07-15 23:39
zonic would be the dream coach, but I'm not sure that he wants to take on such a challenge to renew himself.. It would require him to actively seek such a challenge and invest a lot of time into a project, which seems unrealistic considering how much he's talked about family first
2021-07-15 22:54
Great move
2021-07-15 22:54
+zonic then col -jks -rush +xyp +Dupreeh and gla1ve retires to be with his kids
2021-07-15 22:55
2 replies
Gla1ve already said hes not retiring
2021-07-15 23:39
1 reply
Ofc he says that
2021-07-16 21:29
And so the changes begin. I wonder which team is next?
2021-07-15 22:58
#91
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-07-15 23:03
HUNDEN?
2021-07-15 23:09
+zews?
2021-07-15 23:17
#102
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Germany felixG
lot's of changes coming up
2021-07-15 23:24
Good luck
2021-07-15 23:35
looks like Hunden is on the way to make another god squad
2021-07-15 23:38
+pronax
2021-07-15 23:40
Just to remind you. Rush with freaking 60 ADR is still in the team. Easy fix: -him +anyone decent -poizon +osee (smooya, oskar, but i believe CoL will prefer to have NA players)
2021-07-15 23:41
4 replies
Rush was a superstar NA player just 2 years ago. His problem is just a lack of motivation, not a lack of skill.
2021-07-15 23:47
1 reply
heard this so many times about so many players, look at kjarbye for example... I mean he has terrible stats even for entry fragger, i would easily let him go before the major (if it is an option, i am not sure).
2021-07-15 23:53
#118
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Brazil Anarchybr
-RUSH +fer
2021-07-15 23:56
You must be delusional to believe that Oskar may revive his career and simply joking to assume Smooya's ability to perform in t1. Meanwhile O'see...would have been a very spicy trasnfer
2021-07-16 00:09
yeah, the coach was the problem for this BaitF tactics LUL.
2021-07-15 23:42
3 replies
idk man but for me it feels like Keita was useless in this team anyway
2021-07-16 00:02
2 replies
BaitF baited the coach as well.
2021-07-16 00:55
1 reply
Yeah, Someone was about to be kicked so BaitF was like "Keita you go first"
2021-07-16 01:01
Damn, waiting when they bench rush, poizon and jks
2021-07-15 23:50
6 replies
why would they bench them instead release them when their contracts end-which i dont know when it ends
2021-07-15 23:57
5 replies
doesnt matter contracts end or they bench them. Org already know these guys bring team to the bottom
2021-07-15 23:58
4 replies
it does matter-do you know how much money the owner spends for salaries and stuff because of contract obligations? If they bench them they have to pay the salary of the benched players and the benched players will not play and get the money kkkk
2021-07-16 00:00
3 replies
Lol what the fuck u talk about? Where did u read that bullshit?
2021-07-16 00:15
1 reply
ok when you grow up and read a bit and maybe graduate u will learn
2021-07-16 09:22
the owner doesn't care. Dallas Cowboys have a billionaire as owner.
2021-07-16 01:12
#116
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Brazil Anarchybr
+Zews incoming
2021-07-15 23:56
I feel like they will kick poizon soon and take some overrated awper who will fail just like poizon because there are no space for Awpers when three riflers (BaitF. jks and rush) baiting you 24/7
2021-07-15 23:57
2 replies
#137
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Germany ConAction
blameF okay but RUSH baiting? WTF
2021-07-16 01:08
RUSH does not bait, RUSH is a bait.
2021-07-16 01:44
+Zews would rock.
2021-07-15 23:58
Good move. This guy have literally cost them the VP match.
2021-07-16 00:00
#127
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Russia INESSOR
F
2021-07-16 00:05
bye bye
2021-07-16 00:15
Sad
2021-07-16 00:45
Probably +Peacemaker kek
2021-07-16 01:08
weird way to spell baitf
2021-07-16 01:25
I mean they weren't tactically that good so i dont mind it
2021-07-16 01:52
#151
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Hong Kong Opekp
Never bench major winner
2021-07-16 02:23
#152
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Indonesia LosD
Goodluck for keita man! and we need elmapuddy pls
2021-07-16 03:13
2 replies
cloud9 = complexity
2021-07-16 06:49
1 reply
#166
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Indonesia LosD
yeah whatever do you want to say
2021-07-16 06:52
next is rush. When that NA bot is gone team will rise
2021-07-16 03:34
#156
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Other pochesun
me, me, take me!!!
2021-07-16 03:40
kick blameF
2021-07-16 04:46
Next it should be —rush +valde
2021-07-16 04:46
1 reply
Yes kick entry/anchor and bring lurk/trader, will work for sure
2021-07-16 08:11
thanks keita. all the best for what comes next
2021-07-16 05:02
Complexity need a cheerleader-ish coach like moses :p
2021-07-16 05:13
Good! Now drop the rest of these degenerates and dissolve the org!
2021-07-16 05:36
no dude!
2021-07-16 06:48
lol? why this dude?
2021-07-16 07:34
useless guy anyways
2021-07-16 07:38
Why not RUSH? The guy is literally worse than Stanislaw
2021-07-16 08:03
2 replies
Don't disrespect GOD RUSH
2021-07-16 08:49
1 reply
0,88 rating GOD. This rating is low even for support player
2021-07-16 09:33
#171
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United States Rayduh
I really like KEITA
2021-07-16 08:36
been calling for this for at least 4 months, hopefully i was right and boys actually lift a bit now and find some better strats
2021-07-16 08:42
good riddance to utter dogshit
2021-07-16 08:57
#175
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Denmark Anonysto
+kane Pls god make it happen
2021-07-16 09:01
2 replies
#218
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Canada GGNORE33
He can't even speak English what are you talking ruski?
2021-07-17 15:38
1 reply
#219
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Denmark Anonysto
He speaks idiotttoooo
2021-07-18 07:26
Keita to Barcelona
2021-07-16 09:22
the first one went, we are waiting -RUSH -POIZON
2021-07-16 09:27
F
2021-07-16 09:43
-rush -poizon soon
2021-07-16 10:00
Jason Lame is a suka
2021-07-16 10:09
2 replies
blyat?
2021-07-16 11:34
1 reply
Blyaaa
2021-07-16 13:07
didn't knew keiti was coach, gl to him in future
2021-07-16 11:32
wish him best of luck
2021-07-16 12:17
the problem is rush, not keita
2021-07-16 12:34
Keita barça
2021-07-16 13:08
-rush
2021-07-16 14:15
+crush
2021-07-16 14:15
#202
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United States xiquo
Something bothered me about this guy. didn't look like a coach to me. He was standing behind them dude. if they win a round he is -_- if they lose he still -_- It just gave me the impression he didn't give a care.
2021-07-16 16:35
#203
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Poland moistu
if astralis players sign new contracts, the only good option is blamef k0nfig es3tag mertz young guy or buy valde
2021-07-16 17:03
Its time to Kane)
2021-07-16 17:37
#205
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Poland MNSAf
give a very cool coach
2021-07-16 17:40
Col should Kick BaitF and get an actual IGL like MSL and replace Mertz with anyone on the team.
2021-07-16 22:13
O.K.
2021-07-16 22:44
we all suck dicks.. let's blame it to Keita.. says the retarded shitlexity
2021-07-17 02:36
zews to CoL doesn't look a bad idea at all
2021-07-17 05:02
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