Majors return, a legend retires, and the Colossus crashes: A mid-season recap

As the end of the player break draws near, we have put together a list of some of the stand-out moments from the first portion of the year leading up to the end of July.

January — PGL Major announced as Valve implement RMR coaching limitations

After a tumultuous 2020 that saw the ESL One Rio Major pushed back from May before ultimately being cancelled, and the announcement that no Major would take place in the first half of 2021, the CS:GO scene at large was left questioning when news regarding the next Major in the circuit would surface. That uncertainty was quelled just two weeks into the new year when PGL revealed that they would host the next Major in Stockholm, Sweden, with the goal of having the playoffs take place in front of a live audience at the Avicii Arena.

Valve announced soon after that the qualification process for Stockholm would follow a similar format to the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournaments from the previous year, with a small number of points from the 2020 circuit carrying over for teams depending on where they ranked on the leaderboard. The game developer also imposed restrictions on the presence of coaches and external organizational staff, stating that they would not be allowed to be in the same room as, nor allowed to communicate with, players while RMR matches were taking place. Bans from appearing at Majors were handed down to coaches that exploited the infamous coaching bug.

PGL are set to host the first Major in two years

GeT_RiGhT steps down from professional play

In what marked the end of an incredible era, Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund announced that he would no longer be competing professionally and would instead turn his attention to streaming and content creation in January. The 30-year-old Swede is one of the most storied names in Counter-Strike history, and he reflected on his lengthy and accomplished career in an interview with HLTV.org following the announcement.

NAVI win BLAST Premier Global Final

Natus Vincere kicked the year off in style as they recovered from an opening loss to Liquid in the BLAST Premier Global Final, completing a run through the lower bracket with wins over Complexity, G2, Liquid, and Vitality before crushing Astralis in a one-sided grand final to take home the title.

Plethora of changes among top 30 teams amid off-season

As is tradition in January, the break in tournaments marked the prime time for roster changes, and a number of moves that were reported at the end of 2020 came to fruition. Envy put their CS:GO division on hold, releasing their lineup after dismal results, while Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken made his way to FaZe and Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo was recruited by Liquid to fill the gap.

A handful of changes among Brazilian teams also took place as the majority of the Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe-led lineup of MIBR parted ways with the organization, and FURIA picked up Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson to replace Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles, who linked up with kNgV-'s new project in order to reunite with his twin brother. The Swedes were unable to avoid changes either, with Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist stepping down from fnatic and Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson joining in his place.

February — Gambit claim first big title with IEM Katowice crown

Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov's troops began to turn heads at IEM Katowice, where they began their run in the Play-in stage and started the main event as the lowest-ranked team in attendance at No. 19. Wins over mousesports, Heroic, and G2 kept the CIS side in contention as they survived their group's lower bracket, but it was in the playoffs that they truly impressed, securing victories over regional rivals Natus Vincere and Spirit before hammering Virtus.pro in the grand final to secure their first big title win.

nafany led Gambit to a victory in IEM Katowice

North cease operations

After four years in esports, North announced that it would be shutting its doors permanently. The Danish organisation, an affiliate of F.C. Copenhagen and entertainment company Nordisk Film, stated that they were unable to sustain against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the esports industry, leaving seven players and a coach without a team to call home.

mousesports add dexter as karrigan joins FaZe

February brought about the return of Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen to FaZe, a move that had been long rumored after Twistzz's addition to the European powerhouse and one that reunited the Dane with Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer. In exchange, mousesports looked to Oceania, from where they enlisted 26-year-old Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong from Renegades to take up leadership duties.

autimatic, Ethan depart Counter-Strike

The second month of the year also saw two tenured North American players end their CS:GO careers, the most notable of which was former Major winner Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta. After the 24-year-old's plan to build a team with flusha and Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi fell through, he chose to pursue a career in VALORANT with T1 — a career path Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold ended up following as well, leaving Evil Geniuses to join 100 Thieves VALORANT later in the month.

March — The Colossus crashes

Lacklustre results for Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer's 'Colossus' came to a head after the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 13. Cloud9's European project had been unable to consistently secure wins over top teams since its inception and had struggled with roster and role instability as pressure continued to mount for better results. After missing out on a playoffs berth at EPL, the lineup's time together came to an end as the organisation announced they would put their CS:GO division on hold. The players and coaches were put on the transfer list at the time of the announcement but ultimately were released from their contracts in the following months.

Cloud9 put an end to their 'Colossus' project after six months

ESIC involve FBI in North American match-fixing investigation

The Commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), Ian Smith, revealed in an interview that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had gotten involved in the ongoing investigation into match-fixing in North America. The reason for the FBI's involvement was due to a secondary group of players who were bribed by "outside betting syndicates" to fix matches.

April — NIP complete blockbuster device signing

In one of the most unexpected and sudden moves of the game's history, NIP announced in April that they had completed the transfer of star AWPer Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz from Astralis, ending his five-year-long tenure under the Danish organisation's banner. The 25-year-old stated that bringing the Stockholm Major trophy home to Sweden, where he has been living with his girlfriend for some time, was his number one goal.

device joining NIP was a closely-guarded secret, shocking the community

Heroic win ESL Pro League Season 13 over Gambit

Gambit's chance to add a second Intel Grand Slam tournament win to their cabinet was halted by Heroic, who claimed the ESL Pro League Season 13 trophy just a month and a half following the additions of Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali to the roster. The Danes went undefeated over the course of the entire tournament but required all five maps in the grand final against a highly competitive Gambit, with Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller closing things out with an incredible 1vs4 clutch to secure the event win.

Valve update approach to VAC-banned players

Vinicius "⁠vsm⁠" Moreira and Elias "⁠Jamppi⁠" Olkkonen fans rejoiced in April when Valve announced changes to their approach to VAC-banned players and their eligibility to play in Valve-sponsored events. The game developer, who previously imposed a zero-tolerance policy regarding VAC bans no matter the circumstances, decided to allow some of the players to participate in their tournaments. If five years had passed since the ban in question had come into effect, the player would be allowed to compete in Valve-sponsored events as long as the ban did not occur after the player had already participated in a Valve-sponsored event.

May — Train out, Ancient in

The first change to the official map pool in over two years occurred in early May, with Valve swapping out Train for Ancient, a completely new map that had been receiving consistent updates from the developers in the preceding months. With RMR qualifiers already underway, the new map wouldn't be added to the professional circuit until the following month, making its first appearance during IEM Summer.

The start of May marked the first change to the official map pool in two years

A controversial rematch and cheating allegations in the first RMR round send waves through the community

The first round of RMR events were played out in their entirety in May, but it wasn't smooth sailing for Flashpoint 3 in Europe nor EPIC League in the CIS region. The former event got off to a rocky start, requiring a match between NIP and Anonymo to be replayed following a highly controversial decision, and its CIS counterpart was marred by a variety of issues. Outside of organizational mishaps, cheating allegations against Akuma began to surface after they claimed wins over Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro before finishing the event in third place. Gambit ultimately finished the tournament in first to grab the largest sum of RMR points on offer for CIS, while mousesports beat NIP in the grand finals of Flashpoint 3, Liquid took down FURIA in North America, MIBR won in South America, and ViCi and Renegades won the Asia and Oceania events.

NAVI win DreamHack Masters Spring

NAVI's second title victory of the year came in DreamHack Masters Spring, where they demolished Gambit in the grand final. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev continued to be an absolutely dominant force as his team also conquered Virtus.pro, mousesports, FURIA, and Heroic en route to the trophy, with the Ukranian prodigy ending the event boasting a 1.41 rating over 15 maps.

June — Gambit establish dominance with IEM Summer, BLAST Premier Spring Final victories

Gambit further cemented their place as the No.1 team in the world following a pair of tournament victories in June. The CIS side proved more than capable on Ancient at IEM Summer, where Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov was the difference-maker and earned his second MVP award as Gambit beat the likes of G2, Astralis, Complexity and OG en route to the title. In the BLAST Premier Spring Final, it was Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov who earned the accolade of the tournament's best player, with Gambit completing a flawless run through the double-elimination bracket, dropping just one map to Natus Vincere in the process.

Ax1Le claimed the MVP award at IEM Summer

coldzera steps aside and olofmeister makes another return in FaZe

A period of poor form for FaZe culminated in Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David announcing that he would be moved to the FaZe bench as the end of his contract approached. The European combine had been struggling to obtain wins over teams despite the additions of karrigan and Twistzz earlier in the year. To fill the gap ahead of the BLAST Premier Spring Final, olofmeister returned to the team's active lineup, having sat on the bench since February, and it was later announced that he would continue to play for the team in ensuing events on a more permanent basis.

NBK- transitions to VALORANT

CS:GO lost another legendary name in June as Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt revealed he would be moving to VALORANT. The two-time Major champion had spent the past five months on OG's bench, and briefly played as a stand-in for DBL PONEY before ultimately taking his leave from Counter-Strike, ending a career that spanned over a decade.

Kjaerbye announces retirement

Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye, meanwhile, announced that he would be retiring from professional play after having lost the hunger and determination to compete at a top level. The Dane had won the ELEAGUE Atlanta Major with Astralis in 2017 and been declared the tournament MVP at the age of 18, but struggled to return to the same heights after a surprise departure from the team, spending his recent years on North and FaZe finding little success.

July — NAVI reclaim title as No.1 team in the world with IEM Cologne victory

Natus Vincere ousted Gambit from the top spot in the world rankings as they claimed two tournament wins ahead of the player break, starting by beating their regional rivals in the StarLadder CIS RMR to claim a first-place finish. That win was followed by a dominant run at the first LAN event in 16 months, in which s1mple was in a realm of his own, averaging a 1.51 rating over 14 maps as he helped overpower Vitality, Astralis, FaZe, and G2 to close out the first half of the season. The 23-year-old superstar's unbelievable performance ranked among the best ever at a tournament of this stature, with the only players scoring higher ratings at Big Events in the past being Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard at ESL One New York 2017, Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut at EPICENTER 2019, and s1mple himself at DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018.

fnatic prepare to go international

After spiraling down the world rankings over the last 18 months, fnatic decided drastic changes were necessary to get them back on track. In the first steps towards making those moves, the organisation announced that Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim and Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell would be moved to the bench, with the British duo of Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin and William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman reportedly arising as candidates to take their place.

zonic considers Astralis exit as gla1ve re-signs for 3 years

July kicked off with a report indicating that Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen was exploring options outside of the Astralis camp as the end of his contract nears, having grown disillusioned with the team's direction. It seemed as if Astralis were bound for a complete collapse as the contracts of their four-man core (with the exception of Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen) were also all set to expire on December 31, but it was soon announced that Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander had inked a new three-year deal that would see him remain on the team, with the signing of Tricked AWPer Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald following not long after.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
2025
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
503
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1879
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1215
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1328
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1480
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
281
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1744
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1722
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1851
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
121
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1773
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
838
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
842
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1494
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1012
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1455
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
colossus HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2021-07-31 13:24
4 replies
that's what henry called it?
2021-07-31 17:42
#61
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Netherlands poeya1
Clownossus
2021-07-31 19:53
1 reply
Clown 9 Clownossus :))
2021-08-03 03:55
henryGOD unfortunately has 75iq, you honestly can't expect more from him
2021-07-31 22:28
EZ4NAVI #NAVINATION
2021-07-31 13:24
4 replies
+1
2021-07-31 13:31
+1
2021-07-31 14:21
#56
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United States 3manu3l
+1
2021-07-31 18:08
+1
2021-08-01 04:05
God S1mple
2021-07-31 13:25
#6
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Morocco zula17
i aint gonna read that
2021-07-31 13:25
2 replies
#7
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Indonesia woooi15
expected from shiro fan
2021-07-31 13:26
1 reply
0/8
2021-07-31 13:35
#8
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Hong Kong Odravkeo
TLDR please?
2021-07-31 13:26
2 replies
Just read headlines
2021-07-31 14:01
stuff happened
2021-08-01 00:12
floppy will bring back na csgo
2021-07-31 13:27
6 replies
#23
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United States Phamous3k
Lol.
2021-07-31 13:39
5 replies
Hello Phamous I have returned
2021-07-31 16:16
4 replies
#45
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United States Phamous3k
WASUUPPPPPP Good vacay I assume.
2021-07-31 16:19
3 replies
Yes it was a good vacation. Only sucky part is once you are away from the real world you get used to it, it’s nice because since you don’t know about anything going on, you don’t worry about it. Now back to the shitty reality unfortunately.
2021-07-31 16:32
2 replies
#48
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United States Phamous3k
Yeah, the older we get the more we need to just unplug and leave the bullshit at the house. But, hopefully you got a good mental vacation and you came back more refreshed. Work on some of the "shitty reality" and improve on it... But yeh, nothing new here. Just more trolling, and CS talk lol.
2021-07-31 16:35
1 reply
Yeah you’re not wrong, it’s just nice to get away from things. I was actually very curious on what happened in sports and CS While I was gone. A bunch of stuff happened in the MLB with trades which I was shocked by and the Lakers got Westbrook. Super teams will be the death of the NBA. Was also bummed to see rush was benched because he’s not really the problem but stat wise it was expected sadly.
2021-07-31 17:05
Nice
2021-07-31 13:28
#12
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United Kingdom hanznz
wrong lucky lol
2021-07-31 13:28
#13
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Australia B_Tannen
Majors “return”.
2021-07-31 13:29
lucas "lucky" chastang, u sure its the french player hltv? pretty sure its the danish one
2021-07-31 13:32
[p,10394 ah yes the storied CS player
2021-07-31 13:32
we want another major 😥
2021-07-31 13:33
Yes
2021-07-31 13:34
Wtf when did Astralis sign Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang
2021-07-31 13:45
2 replies
this week
2021-07-31 17:57
1 reply
Lucas Chastang is the French Lucky, not the danish one lol HLTV got it wrong xd
2021-07-31 21:26
Fake Lucky
2021-07-31 13:47
#28
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Iran Barely5ft7
Navi for major 🖐️
2021-07-31 13:52
2 replies
+1
2021-07-31 14:22
1 reply
#57
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Iran Barely5ft7
Les fuckin go
2021-07-31 18:20
July - legendary god denis benched :/
2021-07-31 13:55
1 reply
#32
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1 so sad mens((
2021-07-31 13:58
#35
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Ukraine Najara
CS GO is dead Valorant won
2021-07-31 14:22
1 reply
hltv.org/logout
2021-07-31 16:21
0/8
2021-07-31 14:34
nice
2021-07-31 14:57
nothing about rematch scandal and boycotting flashpoint?
2021-07-31 15:02
Ez NAVI
2021-07-31 15:49
had to scroll all the way down to see who this "legend" is. kjaerbye aint much of a legend now is he. he achieved fuck all after the major win and one major doesnt make u a legend even if ur the mvp.
2021-07-31 16:06
2 replies
GeT_RiGhT?
2021-07-31 16:53
1 reply
that makes a lot more sense and now im kind of embarrassed. in my defense no-one reads full hltv articles also get_right retired last year when he went to the retirement home known as dignitas
2021-07-31 19:04
Still kind of bums me out Ethan was practicing with 100T while still on EG lol. Man really retired and signed with 100T instantly.
2021-07-31 16:16
ecolai biggest cuck*old of pro-scene
2021-07-31 17:05
1 reply
ez 4 cuck*vice
2021-08-01 04:07
so . kjaerby is the legend that retired ? topkek
2021-07-31 17:36
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kjaerby won a major, was MVP then skydived into the abyss. There are only two guys that are 23 and can be so washed up: flamie and him.
2021-07-31 17:58
I want GeT_RiGhT back
2021-07-31 19:01
Kjarbye legend??? Xaxaxaxaaxx
2021-07-31 19:52
#62
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Well it's been a crazy season, I hope that atleast there will be the Major in 2021, because it would be crazy to not have Major in 2 years. What is good about this online era is that teams like Gambit, who might have not been so strong at LAN, came to horizon and showed some beautifull cs out there. I was honestly a little bit sad that this C9 project didn't work out, but the firepower was just not there, they showed some nice things as a team though. The saddes thing of the season was probably device leaving Astralis, like it's the end of an era. I think that Valve did a good move bringing in Ancient, I really enjoyed the map so far, but honestly I would love to have it over Dust2 or Mirage, because I liked Train a lot, it was one of my favourite maps, but still, atleast something fresh so that's good. What I'm really curious about going to the next season is how will Gambit play on LAN, because at IEM Cologne they didn't look great, and I'm really curious if they will be able to play like this on LAN. But I doubt they will be able to beat NaVi, like I think that NaVi era is coming honestly, their firepower is insane, probably the best in the world rn., the strucutre of the team finally looks good, they have an idea of how they want to approach the game, and their default is probably one of the strongest if not the strongest in the world aswell, when players like B1T and Perfecto will get more experience on LAN, man NaVi can be the new Astralis. Let's go NAVI!
2021-07-31 20:15
2 replies
I ain't readin' that
2021-08-01 00:27
1 reply
#71
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
You don't have to bro
2021-08-01 01:09
Clown9 RIP it was fun spamming your name on twitch :(
2021-07-31 22:04
1 reply
+1 lol twitch chat is the best
2021-08-01 04:09
#66
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United States Rayduh
who retired
2021-07-31 23:07
3 replies
GTR of course.
2021-08-01 00:34
2 replies
#70
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United States Rayduh
really? he's still playing matches on HLTV with lilmix
2021-08-01 01:02
1 reply
Yeah but he retired from pro play and was never officially a part of lilmix.
2021-08-01 02:19
kjærbye is shiiiiaaaaat and should have retired the sceoned he left astralis. every thing after was just a money grap
2021-08-01 01:13
Botlossus, Shakerbye, NBKlorant kekw
2021-08-01 02:56
#78
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United Kingdom Not_0racle
2021 - oracle gets his phone hacked and has to deal with insufferable noise cues for months on end Tick, tick, tick tick "im going to drive you crazy" he says - who? Find out on the next episode of pokemon!
2021-08-02 09:14
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#79
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United Kingdom Not_0racle
P.s - im still beating my chest like a gorilla
2021-08-02 09:15
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