Snax to take break from competition through end of year

The Polish veteran will take December off to recharge.

Anonymo have placed Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski on the bench until the end of year following a period of fatigue and burnout, the organization announced on Thursday. Currently, no replacement has been announced, but the team are set to field Piotr "⁠nawrot⁠" Nawrocki in their match on Friday in Exeedme Revolution 2021.

On his Facebook page, Snax explained that the team didn't meet their initial expectations and that following Anonymo's placing at the ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference, he was no longer feeling happy playing the game.

Anonymo lost to Movistar Riders and Sprout at the EPL Conference

Anonymo have experienced much roster turbulence since August, including the departure of original members Kamil "⁠KEi⁠" Pietkun and Wiktor "⁠mynio⁠" Kruk, and addition of former AGO duo Michał "⁠snatchie⁠" Rudzki and Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz.

The Polish team also made a roster change earlier in the week, when Kacper "⁠Kylar⁠" Walukiewicz was benched in favor of Patryk "⁠Demho⁠" Tomaszewski.

Anonymo currently have:

Poland Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek
Poland Michał "⁠snatchie⁠" Rudzki
Poland Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz
Poland Patryk "⁠Demho⁠" Tomaszewski

Poland Adrian "⁠imd⁠" Pieper (coach)

Poland Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski (inactive)
Poland Kacper "⁠Kylar⁠" Walukiewicz (inactive)
Poland Wiktor "⁠mynio⁠" Kruk (on loan to Wisla Krakow)

Poland Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
596
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1668
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Poland Patryk 'Demho' Tomaszewski
Patryk 'Demho' Tomaszewski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
74
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.66
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
2088
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Poland Kacper 'Kylar' Walukiewicz
Kacper 'Kylar' Walukiewicz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
561
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1721
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Wiktor 'mynio' Kruk
Wiktor 'mynio' Kruk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
Poland Piotr 'nawrot' Nawrocki
Piotr 'nawrot' Nawrocki
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.71
#3
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New Zealand SkirmishX
Isn't that what most players do???
2021-12-03 03:28
Well was he already taking a break since 2017 ?
2021-12-03 03:30
6 replies
just like kennys or jackz
2021-12-03 03:33
3 replies
+1
2021-12-03 11:06
+1
2021-12-03 11:15
jackz in 2017: 25yo playing for academy team LUL
2021-12-03 13:33
#183
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Finland Jansk1h
+1
2021-12-03 13:27
Video of Snax taking a break. youtube.com/watch?v=1ICfpjoevP8
2021-12-03 20:04
#7
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North America minte
ITS THE BIG APPLE AND SNAX IS HUNGRY
2021-12-03 03:32
20 replies
*sigh* ... that cobblestone pistol... <3 Also that sneaky play on B apps in Major final.... The good ol' days <3
2021-12-03 03:43
3 replies
#71
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Denmark SpeedyDK
But Snax... IS WALKING AROUND.. HE GETS HIMSELF A HATTRICK OF FRAGS... HE WAITED, HE WAITED, HE WAITED.... good old days with VP ;(
2021-12-03 08:21
2 replies
good old days , im 39 so i remember all of it , he is a special player , sick but he lost him self since VP die. GL snax mate !
2021-12-03 18:52
1 reply
a lot of these players that people keep referring to as being washed, are really just victims of meta changes. KennyS is a prime example, he was beastly once upon a time, then an awp movement nerf comes in and instantly renders him incapable of those incredible plays that made him famous in the first place. Same thing happened to the Polish VP squad, the all swedish fnatic and NiP squads, and the brazillian SK squad. if you don't keep up, you get styled on by those who do, and eventually drop out of Tier 1 CS and get forced into retirement.
2021-12-03 21:09
only 1 goatplay since 10 years)
2021-12-03 03:59
14 replies
He had many goat plays lol
2021-12-03 06:39
13 replies
for example 3?
2021-12-03 06:51
12 replies
#76
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France mbl4
are you serious to disrespect the polish king ?
2021-12-03 08:35
1 reply
#178
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Poland shima1
+1
2021-12-03 12:59
pistol clutch cbble vs navi sneaky 3k on b apps mirage cbble b hold with awp mirage ninja 1 v 4 mirage 3? noscope clutch on A etc etc
2021-12-03 10:58
8 replies
#126
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Sweden Zaser5
+1 AND more sick plays
2021-12-03 11:05
It was actually mirage ninja 1v5 vs faze
2021-12-03 11:07
ages ago. Its like saying Edward is still relevant. Or maybe Xizt lol
2021-12-03 11:08
4 replies
Edward never had that many plays nor xizt. It's like comparing coldzera to Flamie lmao
2021-12-03 11:58
1 reply
xD
2021-12-03 11:59
did I say he is still relevant?
2021-12-03 12:42
imagine comparing these 2 to snax XD
2021-12-03 12:42
3k hs lineup con overpass.
2021-12-03 11:56
Lol are you new. Snax was once of the best players in the world.
2021-12-03 15:29
OOOOOOOOH. WHAT IN GODS NAME WAS THAT. UNBELIEVABLE.
2021-12-04 13:58
not even news
2021-12-03 03:36
#12
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South Africa CRMN1
Peak snax was one of the most fun players to watch in the history of this game. Will forever miss his VP golden days.
2021-12-03 03:37
9 replies
Most newbies don't realize this but these smoke plays that modern players do, Snax literally invented those plays and that playstyle :)
2021-12-03 03:44
3 replies
#26
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South Africa CRMN1
The cache smoke play where he infiltrated behind iBP is so legendary even steel who was known for being one of the masterminds of the game at that time was mindblown
2021-12-03 04:03
1 reply
He was a god at those plays. Also another one on mirage with the AWP vs fnatic or maybe Godsent I don't remember but he literally walked in smoke with the AWP and killed them on A mirage. Haha. *sigh*
2021-12-03 04:13
+1 the OG smoke criminal.
2021-12-03 21:13
#31
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Italy steven513
+1
2021-12-03 04:24
#77
Boo | 
France mbl4
+1, what a player
2021-12-03 08:35
+1
2021-12-03 11:42
#180
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Poland shima1
+1 he had unique playstyle
2021-12-03 13:00
#207
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Spain VIKTORAL
+1 legendary player, peak moment was insane, 5 years on tier 1 deserves respect imo
2021-12-03 17:09
didnt he retire?
2021-12-03 03:40
Time to retire.
2021-12-03 03:41
Snax was good maybe 5 years ago now he is really bad and destructive player
2021-12-03 03:42
2 replies
#74
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Poland klonx9
1.09 hltv isn’t bad lol
2021-12-03 08:27
1 reply
Keep in mind he has 1.09 rating against tier 5 competition.
2021-12-03 08:44
#17
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Ukraine VoidWave
gl to him!
2021-12-03 03:42
did he play?
2021-12-03 03:43
I mean, he should've retired at least 2 years ago, when he had that last moment with VP.
2021-12-03 03:51
lol thought he retired like 3-4 years ago
2021-12-03 03:53
1 reply
nice slediw dodik
2021-12-03 07:47
i thought he already retired xd
2021-12-03 04:04
Who cares lmao
2021-12-03 04:20
This is good news for anonymo fans since they will get a huge upgrade in Tudson.
2021-12-03 04:25
3 replies
why would they take another awper? snax is igl
2021-12-03 09:42
1 reply
They could take TudsoN make him primary awp, turn snatchie into a hybrid. Than sign a IgL in place of Demho or go International and sign MSL
2021-12-03 11:34
Tudson deserves way better than some polish team
2021-12-03 12:28
He still played?
2021-12-03 04:41
he had too many snacks
2021-12-03 04:41
Damn, that's a tough break. He did a decent job as an IGL, though he was often whiffing his shots on the AWP. I hope he can find his motivation back, and not necessarily in CS either, cuz I still miss that lineup :( All the best!
2021-12-03 04:43
best player once upon a time. time to put the gloves down, legend!
2021-12-03 04:57
#39
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United States Heest
<3 Snax
2021-12-03 05:07
Snax was still competing?!
2021-12-03 05:15
Bears do hibernate in winter
2021-12-03 05:31
#43
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Spain NkdKMS
I will always miss the good ol' days, when Snax was clearly TOP3 player and watch VP playing was awesome.
2021-12-03 05:32
My parents are from Poland. I have watched Neo & Taz since I was a young teenager. This looks like the end for Snax. Pasha and Byali's careers ended some time ago. Polish CS fell apart after Neo & Taz retired, there is no new blood in the pipelines. In Dota2, there are only 2 superstar players. What has happened? Polish gaming is dying.
2021-12-03 05:35
6 replies
#46
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Portugal lovessd
too much alcohol from polska
2021-12-03 05:42
Neo and taz is still playing tho?
2021-12-03 06:40
Lol only Pasha left the Pro Scene. Byali is wasting rest of his career in Izako Boars what is just decent Polish team. Snax played at best teams in Poland but every time he stays in teams like that, they are falling apart. Neo and Taz build Org to help PL scene.
2021-12-03 08:25
NEO TAZ - honoris Byali - hand injury but he is still in izakob Snax - ano/ take a break Pasha - only man who retire
2021-12-03 11:21
#181
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Poland shima1
We will be back, dont worry bro!
2021-12-03 13:01
Actually there is 2 players at semi lvl in ence (dycha, hades) and maybe kei from sprout but when VP was in prime maybe just innocent was at lvl like this duo from ence. So imo polish scene was never dying, polish scene its just average when u take out VP at whole history. (sry for english)
2021-12-03 18:38
Sad
2021-12-03 05:35
can some polish insider tell me what happened to him , he used to be called Ninja and smartest player and now struggle in tier 3 polish team WTF?!
2021-12-03 05:44
3 replies
#55
Snax | 
Poland Krs7
Actually before he became an igl he was carrying anonymo beside kei and still has that amazing game sense just aim got worse
2021-12-03 06:40
Idk ask taz and vp management
2021-12-03 06:59
#212
Snax | 
Poland xBG1
he is playing with innocent and imd for over 2 years, and he was forced to igl which he doesnt like but everyone who was playing with him calling him the best igl they've ever played
2021-12-03 19:02
he was playing? lul
2021-12-03 05:52
Respect, enjoy ur break snax <3 Everyone shit talking him in comments, at least he never acted like other old legends of the game, saying they wouldnt play again if it werent with a T1 roster. Snax instead gave back to his community and raised the youth players of Poland instead of reaching for immediate glory again
2021-12-03 05:59
#50
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Ukraine futplxyer
Expected, snatchie came in to awp. Enjoy retirement Snax
2021-12-03 06:00
Get well Papa Snax. Gl
2021-12-03 06:24
polish cs in a nutshell
2021-12-03 06:40
Whos igl now?
2021-12-03 06:41
4 replies
Innocent is always igl, no?
2021-12-03 08:16
3 replies
No, hes never been an igl
2021-12-03 08:34
It was snax i believe
2021-12-03 09:38
1 reply
Nawrot was igl in his former teams
2021-12-03 10:44
its so funny aahhahaahahha
2021-12-03 06:41
2 replies
What is it like to be a ruski and be a m0NESY fan?
2021-12-03 10:56
1 reply
Being m0nesy fan = retardo 100%
2021-12-03 11:12
He was still good in 2017 and then he just dipped from 2018 onward
2021-12-03 06:58
#66
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Europe robo1234
Recharge means he would get even bigger?!
2021-12-03 07:21
Good luck in 2022 goat, Anonymo is a great team.
2021-12-03 08:15
Snax can you finally retire
2021-12-03 08:22
4 replies
Nt tyloo fan
2021-12-04 11:53
3 replies
"snax_god" fan of snatchie. How many times you cry per day?
2021-12-04 13:04
2 replies
Tyloo fan mad¿ Tyloo cant even win a match
2021-12-06 12:56
1 reply
no,why
2021-12-06 12:57
Gl snax u are great guy, i hope to see you again :(
2021-12-03 08:35
I still believe he's a good player. I love his style of playing.
2021-12-03 08:37
just retire wtf
2021-12-03 08:38
Snax to C9 when?
2021-12-03 08:53
I thought he was retired
2021-12-03 08:55
It felt like there was a sliver of hope for polish CS when anonymo had snax, Innocent and Kei on the roster. Mynio seemed like a decent igl too. Cant really blame snax for losing motivation when polish cs is dead and despite the fact that there are a lot of talented players he ends up playing with snatchie and rallen
2021-12-03 08:57
He was a GOD back in the day, but he should retire already or find another role at least...
2021-12-03 08:58
Just retire, your time has passed
2021-12-03 08:59
#89
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Denmark ram1n
you not you when you're hungry, eat a snax?
2021-12-03 09:08
#90
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Europe skelteR
Everybody needs a break from time to time
2021-12-03 09:09
It's seriously sad for the polish scene, it feels like there is a roster change every two months. Is there no lineup that could work and establish themselves as a top team? Or at least a top20 team? It feels like they have good players but can't find chemistry, all the talents are split in so many different teams.
2021-12-03 09:21
#93
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Canada firtlast
this hurts to read [*] golden 5, always in our hearts
2021-12-03 09:23
4 replies
He was never in the golden 5
2021-12-03 09:25
2 replies
#101
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Canada firtlast
ok [*] Mercedes 5
2021-12-03 09:43
1 reply
Only one Mercedes*
2021-12-03 14:07
Golden 5 of csgo) must be astralis
2021-12-03 10:28
who
2021-12-03 09:35
Breaking news
2021-12-03 09:40
#99
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Sweden cslipo
who cares???
2021-12-03 09:42
Thought he had retired already kekw
2021-12-03 09:45
#103
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Finland AliSabid
Rip
2021-12-03 09:48
one of the greatest players of his time, maybe not so much these day but formerly so good
2021-12-03 09:51
was he competing?
2021-12-03 09:52
Didn’t know he was still playing
2021-12-03 10:10
#109
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Poland B0rdo
It's strange for me that people think that he retired already, didn't you guys remember dev1ce 40% loss
2021-12-03 10:26
#111
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Poland aiken
Innocent actually hinted about potential disband at the end of the year.
2021-12-03 10:33
1.04 rating and has fatigue Hahahahah
2021-12-03 10:35
5 replies
who cares about hltv rating, btw when u says on bread pep this guy was 4# player on hltv
2021-12-03 10:50
4 replies
#124
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Poland dejmanOOO
40yo old dad plays csgo lol
2021-12-03 11:04
2 replies
sad tho you're fan of player who respect snax so much
2021-12-03 11:07
1 reply
#141
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Poland dejmanOOO
yyyyyyyyyy, but we are not this same person?
2021-12-03 11:31
mad polski lul
2021-12-03 12:51
<3 Snax Tommorow we gonna smash them
2021-12-03 10:37
#115
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Finland 5way
what competition?
2021-12-03 10:43
3 replies
tier3
2021-12-03 11:05
2 replies
So no competition?
2021-12-03 11:48
1 reply
Yes
2021-12-03 16:04
#123
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Poland dejmanOOO
Polish CS in nutshell, reitre
2021-12-03 11:03
0.87 rating
2021-12-03 11:10
1 reply
Really na w rot
2021-12-03 11:11
#137
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Singapore Kranos
Snax pulling a fox?
2021-12-03 11:16
some washed up polacks being fan of S1mple and forgot that they cheering this man in past
2021-12-03 11:25
He got married a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it is time for his honeymoon now. That is why he is taking a break :p
2021-12-03 11:28
happy he took a break... will comeback stronger, wish he comes back to tier 1 or at least to tier 2
2021-12-03 11:32
Good news
2021-12-03 11:39
Bro just retire already lmao
2021-12-03 11:42
just retire men
2021-12-03 11:46
Didnt know he was on competition.
2021-12-03 11:47
Legend
2021-12-03 11:58
where is the old days snax :( now he playing with random teams feelsbadman 💔
2021-12-03 11:59
Big hugs for Snax
2021-12-03 12:00
I thought he had a break for a few years already lmao
2021-12-03 12:00
Take it easy man, Snax! Always one of the best players in my heart.
2021-12-03 12:01
Get well snax my men. <3
2021-12-03 12:13
#163
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Poland SebL
I really hope he comes back but not in this team, he really deserves better, he is still a decent player, and this Anonymo team is completely trash, if not him and snatchie they wouldn't be in TOP 3 in Poland most likely. Get well soon Snax!
2021-12-03 12:21
married, the wife is on comand
2021-12-03 12:24
Who asked? Washed up snax like all polish cs kekw
2021-12-03 12:29
1 reply
#169
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Poland Krzych0a
+1
2021-12-03 12:32
im not feeling happy to watch u either
2021-12-03 12:42
doesn't everyone take break because it's a holiday?
2021-12-03 12:58
#179
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Sweden Hasklon
snax has no arms
2021-12-03 12:59
#182
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Poland shima1
Legend! Snax will come back stronger
2021-12-03 13:02
who
2021-12-03 14:14
1 reply
#194
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Poland kaspr02
so sad
2021-12-03 15:27
A break? He’s been taking a break from competition since 2017 lmao
2021-12-03 15:44
the Ronaldinho of CSGO
2021-12-03 15:46
who asked about Tier 3 scene player? yes he used to be good but it was more than 3 years ago LOL
2021-12-03 16:37
time to retire
2021-12-03 16:46
GL snax
2021-12-03 16:51
yes.
2021-12-03 16:54
Never forget GOD Snax
2021-12-03 17:31
Say ma name
2021-12-03 18:37
didnt know he still playing
2021-12-03 19:58
ty.NIP
2021-12-03 21:01
#218
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Australia KARMAAAYT
The good old days of VP were amazing, will miss this legend when he announces retirement.
2021-12-03 21:32
he still plays?
2021-12-03 22:09
4 replies
hes still good
2021-12-03 23:50
3 replies
you can tell how good he is by the team hes on
2021-12-04 08:44
2 replies
Polish scene is full of dogshit players, he’s still the best out of all of them imo
2021-12-04 22:21
1 reply
still not on best polish team
2021-12-05 04:13
he probably became too toxic.
2021-12-04 01:47
He was the best player and will come back better than s1mple
2021-12-04 11:58
#226
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Albania Sepetsa
Take a break and never come back!!
2021-12-04 13:09
POLISH SCENE XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-12-05 19:45
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