sdy completes MAD Lions roster *

The Ukranian finds a new home after having spent almost four years with Spirit.

UPDATE: Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius provided further information regarding the 2022 roster via his Twitter account, stating that he will be fulfilling the AWP role for the squad.

Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev has been signed as the final player for the 2022 MAD Lions roster, the organisation announced via their Twitter account. He joins other new addition Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller, whose signing was confirmed a mere day prior.

The news comes a couple weeks after MAD Lions benched Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk and Pere "⁠sausol⁠" Solsona Saumell, moves that came as something of a surprise considering the squad had impressed throughout 2021, picking up several notable scalps including that of OG and MOUZ.

sdy joins the team with plenty of experience under his belt

The Woro2k benching in particular seemed counter-intuitive, as the AWPer had posted a team-leading rating of 1.16 over the past 12 months.

sdy was only recently benched after an almost four-year stint with Spirit, having experienced a somewhat mixed 2021. The team began the year with impressive results, including a victory at DreamHack Open January and a top-four at the stacked IEM Katowice event, but they stagnated and then fell off as time went on, culminating in a disappointing failure to progress past the Challengers Stage of the PGL Major Stockholm.

MAD Lions are now:

Denmark Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk
Denmark Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup
Lithuania Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius
Poland Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller
Ukraine Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev

Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (coach)

Ukraine Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk (benched)
Spain Pere "⁠sausol⁠" Solsona Saumell (benched)

Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
Lithuania Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
222
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1330
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1656
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Spain Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
242
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Pog
2022-01-13 18:20
3 replies
#105
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg
Pog Ukraine <3 EU
2022-01-13 18:43
1 reply
xd
2022-01-14 18:40
+1
2022-01-14 06:42
#2
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Nice
2022-01-13 18:20
16 replies
GL to the handsomest IGL!
2022-01-13 18:26
12 replies
#62
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Slovakia Daev0n
sdy is an IGL?
2022-01-13 18:30
11 replies
yes
2022-01-13 18:41
10 replies
But he didn’t igl in spirit and tmb is already their igl
2022-01-13 18:47
4 replies
then im wrong in #93, he will be a support in ML (?)
2022-01-13 18:48
3 replies
Tmb awper/igl maybe Michu entry JL star Borup support Sdy (i feel like he gonna have a dynamic roles maybe he might also help tmb in calling )
2022-01-13 19:08
2 replies
Yeah, he could awp, probably supports and second calls though.
2022-01-13 19:38
1 reply
He might just lurk idk Jl be second in behind michu
2022-01-13 20:22
Chopper is
2022-01-13 19:04
Chopper was IGL in spirit wtf are u talking about
2022-01-13 23:31
3 replies
#213
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Netherlands JUNG13
sdy was the IGL for Spirit before chopper even joined! Maybe he helped on some specific maps/sides, but not full time. Chopper is notoriously bad at getting kills when he is Igling
2022-01-14 00:47
2 replies
Before Chopper IGL was S0tf1k , not sdy
2022-01-14 01:27
you tripping cuh
2022-01-14 10:47
#90
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Germany JonnyEGood
damn they got an actually good player?
2022-01-13 18:39
1 reply
Seems like it xD
2022-01-13 19:00
That's official. Mad Lions die young
2022-01-13 21:58
#3
NiKo | 
Czech Republic Toxin88
what a steal
2022-01-13 18:20
nice
2022-01-13 18:20
2 replies
It's good Sdy has found a new home.
2022-01-13 21:59
Some Die Later Than You'd Expect
2022-01-14 10:26
#5
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Sweden quacke
Who AWPs?
2022-01-13 18:20
11 replies
jL imo but not sure
2022-01-13 18:21
#23
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United Kingdom Aqishimaaa
wasnt TMB an AWPer before he joined? maybe he takes it
2022-01-13 18:21
3 replies
#63
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1
2022-01-13 18:30
#96
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Sweden quacke
Yes, but TMB was given the opportunity to AWP when this team was formed but didn't want to. jL also AWPed before joining MAD Lions and has been second-AWPing this team since it formed. I'm guessing he will be doing it unless TMB has changed his mind.
2022-01-13 18:41
1 reply
ahh i see
2022-01-13 19:25
either him or jl
2022-01-13 18:22
1 reply
#131
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Sweden quacke
Great, thanks! That's what I thought.
2022-01-13 18:55
Bro why they bench woro2k??? Man is insane hltv.org/matches/2351515/havu-vs-mad-lio..
2022-01-13 20:24
2 replies
selfish player plays for his stats
2022-01-14 00:04
maybe his playstyle doesnt fit the other 4 guys? sometimes a star player though very good, still got kicked bc of incapable playstyle with the team
2022-01-14 06:19
top!
2022-01-13 18:20
#7
torzsi | 
Hungary anw_
Tier 1 potential
2022-01-13 18:20
Pog
2022-01-13 18:20
wow
2022-01-13 18:21
#10
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Denmark Rubix__
Major winning roster
2022-01-13 18:21
pog
2022-01-13 18:21
#12
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Pakistan red_nx
pojjors
2022-01-13 18:21
LULW
2022-01-13 18:21
no awper?
2022-01-13 18:21
#15
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United Kingdom Aqishimaaa
wtf unexpected
2022-01-13 18:21
Very good signing, sdy seems like a very complete player
2022-01-13 18:21
somedielions
2022-01-13 18:21
1 reply
Lionsdieyoung
2022-01-13 19:00
Unexpected
2022-01-13 18:21
#20
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Poland ethereal0
who awp
2022-01-13 18:21
1 reply
#176
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CIS Recursive
jL i think
2022-01-13 19:40
#21
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq
Good news
2022-01-13 18:21
#22
Pol0 | 
Czech Republic olpp
good transfer
2022-01-13 18:21
1 reply
+1
2022-01-13 18:27
Awper???
2022-01-13 18:21
awesome, but who the hell is going to AWP? don't understand why they dropped Woro unless they're trying to indicate they're willing to sell him
2022-01-13 18:22
4 replies
He's hella toxic, maybe that's the reason
2022-01-13 18:24
TMB and jL were both AWPers before they joined mad lions
2022-01-13 18:24
2 replies
now that you mention, I recall seeing JL secondary AWP while woro was still around and he looked ok. wouldn't be surprised if it falls to him then EDIT: actually yeah this is totally the team where they just signed a bunch of talented players, almost all of which had primary AWP experience (before these recent changes anyway)
2022-01-13 18:26
1 reply
Yup, they switched between woro and Tudson for awhile, eventually going with woro full time.
2022-01-13 18:37
-b0rup +Farlig and it will be good
2022-01-13 18:22
1 reply
#239
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
+1
2022-01-14 16:51
#28
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Bulgaria goshyy
solid transfer
2022-01-13 18:22
From 2 awpers to 0 awpers Just MadLions things
2022-01-13 18:22
1 reply
The first roster had 4 awpers
2022-01-13 18:35
Mad lions keep making most random rosters I swear
2022-01-13 18:22
Let's goooo SDY good player, bad thing is this team will not live long.. unfortunately
2022-01-13 18:22
-botup +woro2k
2022-01-13 18:22
#33
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United States pasta10101
why drop woro for him?
2022-01-13 18:23
So is *insert a team* picking up Woro2k? Spirit? Ence? OG? EG?
2022-01-13 18:25
2 replies
#106
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Brazil FuriaNike
spirit degster ence hades og mantuu eg cerq
2022-01-13 18:43
1 reply
#231
arT | 
Czech Republic vojtyy
xd
2022-01-14 08:10
#35
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Chile 1cristiaan
n1
2022-01-13 18:24
TMB new awper
2022-01-13 18:24
Who's awping now?
2022-01-13 18:25
incredible how many competetive/semi competetive rosters are being created currently i dont really see them in tier1 with this roster but they surely got upset potential
2022-01-13 18:25
wtf is this team
2022-01-13 18:25
-tmb +woro2k
2022-01-13 18:26
2 replies
-igl +awper polish brain
2022-01-13 18:26
1 reply
ok racist
2022-01-13 18:45
Wtf unexpected
2022-01-13 18:27
just sign both FFS!
2022-01-13 18:27
#49
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Brazil setsz
sdy deserves better
2022-01-13 18:27
1 reply
i hope they will bring back woro2k and they gonna be really good team i think
2022-01-13 18:28
ML likes ukrainians
2022-01-13 18:27
7 replies
everyone love Ukrainians, except Russians who have some kind of inner hatred towards Ukraine, like they have towards NA/EU
2022-01-13 18:29
6 replies
mostly hltv things in real life only boomers hate each other, in the internet it is the kidz
2022-01-13 18:42
Normal russians are very positive towards ukrainians. There are some yellers online, but they are a minority.
2022-01-13 18:47
Russians don't hate either Ukraine or NA/EU
2022-01-13 20:23
Kraken hohol another alt?
2022-01-14 01:50
2 replies
Signed up 2010, so yeah
2022-01-14 02:06
1 reply
all kraken alts signed up 2010-2011
2022-01-14 04:51
GL MAN:)
2022-01-13 18:27
I don't think this team even breaks Top20. Best of luck though.
2022-01-13 18:29
#56
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Poland sosiad
what a shit team
2022-01-13 18:29
wow
2022-01-13 18:29
ayyy
2022-01-13 18:29
alright nice another team that wont amount to anything
2022-01-13 18:30
SDY is top5 Ukrainian player imo: 1. s1mple (the best in the World) 2. b1t (top3-5 in the World, best aimer) 3. w0nderful / woro2k 4. woro2k / w0nderful 5. Somedieyoung aka SDY
2022-01-13 18:30
2 replies
sdy > woro he plays worse roles and seems like the more complete player, decent awper too
2022-01-13 20:10
#232
arT | 
Czech Republic vojtyy
mir>sdy
2022-01-14 08:16
POG gl to this roster, lets see if they can make it up to t1
2022-01-13 18:30
awful roster
2022-01-13 18:30
1 reply
#67
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
-1 wrong
2022-01-13 18:31
#65
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
finally good move by Mad Lions. now just bring woro2k back and you are okay
2022-01-13 18:31
Nice! GL Mad Lions!
2022-01-13 18:31
wtf
2022-01-13 18:31
Look at the photoshop in that tweet LMAO
2022-01-13 18:32
#70
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United Kingdom slimfix
who will awp?
2022-01-13 18:32
wtf
2022-01-13 18:32
the most wtf team in a while
2022-01-13 18:32
nice
2022-01-13 18:33
#74
JK | 
Asia flipflop
one of the most exciting rosters created in this transfer season
2022-01-13 18:34
#75
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow
Sdy is top player. MadLions made good decision this time... But why they benched woro2k.. it is still s2pid...
2022-01-13 18:34
WTF? woro > sdy
2022-01-13 18:34
1 reply
#82
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow
both need to play in ML but they benched Woro for some weird reason
2022-01-13 18:35
#77
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Ukraine sargon32
Good luck Vitya
2022-01-13 18:34
#78
koks | 
Kosovo al0))
he surely deserves a better team
2022-01-13 18:34
#80
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
gl, Vitya :)
2022-01-13 18:35
#81
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Russia HomeCidal
This is great! GL
2022-01-13 18:35
One of the smartest players on the current scene. Good move
2022-01-13 18:36
#84
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Poland moistu
+ Farlig or poizon and -b0rup
2022-01-13 18:37
top5 Ukrainian player
2022-01-13 18:38
I guess screw young talent, might as well get good experienced players instead!
2022-01-13 18:38
#88
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Sweden Traitorz0r
very good, now bring back Woro2k!!!!!
2022-01-13 18:38
#89
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Germany grimmtz
big W for Lions i press LIKE button on this move
2022-01-13 18:39
#91
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Serbia biTe19
n1 for both org and sdy
2022-01-13 18:40
wow
2022-01-13 18:40
bring woro2k back smh
2022-01-13 18:41
1 reply
#99
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Spain chuggo
+1
2022-01-13 18:42
Top5 UA good pick-up! smart + stable player
2022-01-13 18:41
6 replies
5 replies
1 bad game = do conclusions typical logic of mad russian hater
2022-01-13 18:43
3 replies
i am very far away from Russia
2022-01-13 18:44
2 replies
weird..
2022-01-13 18:44
1 reply
not at all actually i have lived in 5 countries and speak 6 languages in total :p
2022-01-13 18:45
bad game + weird roster
2022-01-13 18:45
#97
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Ireland reyno0o
A good pick up for them but a very meh lineup in general. Big downgrade for sdy I think
2022-01-13 18:41
1 reply
+1
2022-01-13 18:44
ahahahahah
2022-01-13 18:42
Pog
2022-01-13 18:42
#101
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Poland IDIEYOUNG
lol
2022-01-13 18:42
#103
N4j | 
Germany N4j
Spirt need this roster: degster latt1kk kaiR0N Patsi Forester/fame I'd rather mir in the lineup, but he won't go back :/
2022-01-13 18:42
2 replies
XD
2022-01-13 18:44
Imagine killing your roster and getting that. LULE
2022-01-13 20:08
like G2... fuck the awp and rush b cyka bliat
2022-01-13 18:43
#116
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Sweden ShageN
strong player bring back woro2k now, boys
2022-01-13 18:46
Nice move! now, -borup
2022-01-13 18:49
3 replies
-b0RUP +woro2k back
2022-01-13 18:49
1 reply
+1
2022-01-13 18:56
#124
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
borup is decent tbh, who tf is tmb tho?
2022-01-13 18:49
very cool. bring back WORO2k and i like this team a lot then
2022-01-13 18:49
LETS FUCKING GOOOOO
2022-01-13 18:50
top player, but why woro2k is benched? did i miss something? woro2k was their best player ffs
2022-01-13 18:52
cute
2022-01-13 18:54
#130
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Russia mshkoda
WOW
2022-01-13 18:55
#133
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Poland Pete229
looks nice
2022-01-13 18:57
#134
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Turkey rs6a
Disband in 2 months
2022-01-13 18:58
1 reply
hater
2022-01-13 19:00
good to see he has found a new home however i doubt this team get can further than top15 at the peak
2022-01-13 18:59
#137
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Kosovo Lacerta
XD kick Michu or TMB and add Woro sniper rifle
2022-01-13 19:00
3 replies
true, but i would keep Michu.. TMB or jL are questionable
2022-01-13 19:04
2 replies
#177
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Kosovo Lacerta
jL definetly should stay idk why bench woro
2022-01-13 19:52
1 reply
nobody knows
2022-01-13 20:50
#138
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France Uexo
Not that bad of a roster but Woro2k benched still makes no sense
2022-01-13 19:00
1 reply
+1 based
2022-01-13 19:03
Bench Woro to buy sdy, brainless
2022-01-13 19:00
1 reply
+1 they got to take both SDY and Woro2k
2022-01-13 19:04
How is this shit supposed to work? I don't get it.
2022-01-13 19:03
POG unexpected Great to see sdy get a fresh start
2022-01-13 19:07
1 reply
+1
2022-01-13 19:09
Good pick up but who awps now?
2022-01-13 19:07
insane firepower team
2022-01-13 19:08
2 replies
now they have to bring back Woro and they are back-on-track
2022-01-13 19:09
1 reply
they need bringink sunny mens
2022-01-13 19:15
Wow
2022-01-13 19:09
Let go mad .....!
2022-01-13 19:09
didnt expect that one
2022-01-13 19:10
everyone knows why woro was dropped
2022-01-13 19:13
2 replies
does everyone know?
2022-01-13 20:34
Im not "everyone" Pog
2022-01-13 22:18
#160
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San Marino ethanolo
Unexpected. MAD Lions back in top 30 soon Pog
2022-01-13 19:15
#162
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Poland nookie_
another mix with no future, true.
2022-01-13 19:16
#163
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India aR__
sdy deserves better team but at least he got a team!
2022-01-13 19:17
#165
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United States kalimbo
MAD Lions with Michu and sdy sounds like a good team actually.
2022-01-13 19:18
2 replies
lmfao
2022-01-13 20:03
What's wrong? he knew he wouldn't stay with the team forever so i doubt he cares. also cool tat
2022-01-13 20:07
Go SDY! Good Luck mad lions
2022-01-13 19:28
unexpected, they are great individual players, I hope they can form a team
2022-01-13 19:29
What is Kuben smoking?
2022-01-13 19:37
2 replies
#193
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Poland Menaheer
Canadian should know this
2022-01-13 20:43
1 reply
Lol +1
2022-01-14 01:42
#178
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France d0py
fun lineup. top30 max
2022-01-13 19:56
This is not gonna work :( Why did TS kick sdy? That was braindead decision.
2022-01-13 20:01
Max top 20 hltv with these names, rip
2022-01-13 20:09
gl sdy
2022-01-13 20:10
Vitya Vitya Vitya Vitya!!!! Let's goo
2022-01-13 20:11
bring back woro
2022-01-13 20:34
JL awping? wth man at least give TMB the AWP. why kick woro in the first place then????
2022-01-13 20:36
Congrats King!!! Might become a Mad Lions fan, I’ll always support SDY
2022-01-13 20:49
#197
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Finland AliSabid
gl!
2022-01-13 21:29
what LOL nice, gl
2022-01-13 22:01
KEK
2022-01-13 22:10
??? Unexpected af. Does he even speaks english good enough?? lol
2022-01-13 22:16
#204
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Estonia FrispeN
0% chance that this lineup will be successful. Mad Lions always finds a "super" team that has super ambition but eventually will go separate ways after few months. Sad Lions.
2022-01-13 22:26
#205
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India SKS_1337
0iq benching woro2k. woro gonna be next s1mple/zywoo not that kid (jame's son) m0nsey
2022-01-13 22:33
4 replies
+1 smart words
2022-01-13 23:24
woro is bad when it comes to team play. biggest stats hunter ive ever seen tbh
2022-01-14 02:02
2 replies
#246
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India SKS_1337
Woro wants to win. Doesn't matter if teammate's stats sukk
2022-01-15 23:01
1 reply
everybody wants to win but woro wants to have good stats coz he is a ''star'' player
2022-01-15 23:52
#206
m0n | 
France ESY!
Lmaoooo
2022-01-13 22:39
#208
Loh | 
CIS iFiKe
Let's go! Good luck Viktor!
2022-01-13 23:31
#210
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North America BoDaddy
Promising team
2022-01-13 23:48
another mad lions tattoo for sdy ? :))))))))))))))))))))))
2022-01-14 00:29
Nice
2022-01-14 01:26
#220
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Hungary Shiron212
Interesting mix of players
2022-01-14 02:24
#221
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Lithuania kamil3e
jL GOAT WITH AWP <3
2022-01-14 02:30
lol what
2022-01-14 02:37
#223
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Canada AyyyJayyy
pog
2022-01-14 03:46
A really interesting lineup, could work
2022-01-14 07:15
nice move
2022-01-14 08:28
JL Awp ?
2022-01-14 08:34
#237
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Ukraine Yuras
awp who?
2022-01-14 10:40
2 replies
#241
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Europe Zwenix
Literally the first sentence of the article
2022-01-15 04:44
1 reply
#243
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Ukraine Yuras
UPDATE: Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius provided further information regarding the 2022 roster via his Twitter account, stating that he will be fulfilling the AWP role for the squad.
2022-01-15 08:28
#242
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Europe Zwenix
3 basic roles without which non team will manage to function correctly: - dedicated igl - high lvl awp - star player If Im not wrong sausol was their igl so now this role will be taken by someone who never did this before and the same thing with awp. Pickijg someone who never was dedicated awp player before almost always ends up being a bad idea. Who ever tries to come around this basic rule ends up losing. Michu's curse goes on.
2022-01-15 04:51
2 replies
#245
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Ukraine sash1k_R
jL is a great awp player and it's his natural role
2022-01-15 18:00
#249
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Lithuania kamil3e
Sausol wasnt igl, firstly, it was keen, then spellan, and now it is TMB, jL main is awp, and he's really good at it, he just got the other role, because of tudson and woro (awapers).
2022-01-20 00:07
Great pick for ML. Downgrade for sdy (formet Spirit was much better. They just need to change Chopper). Feel like this team won't win anything.
2022-01-15 17:15
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Russia SRA553
GL mate
2022-01-16 21:02
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