From LAN cafés to the RMR, Bad News Eagles have a chance to make history

For the first time, an Albanian-Kosovar team is in a position to qualify for the Major. Will they be able to elevate their game?

The importance of making it to the Major for the first time is not lost on anyone who saw Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda’s post-game interview after MIBR beat Imperial to go 3-0 in the Americas RMR, as tears streamed down his face in the post-match interview on the official broadcast.

Now, the final set of teams in the European RMR's B group have the chance to reach the same heights, as several neophytes in the Major cycle’s final hurdle before the big event will be taking on some of the most established teams in the world. One of the sides coming in to challenge for a spot at the Major for the first time is the Albanian-Kosovar squad of Bad News Eagles, who have already pushed the boundaries by becoming the first team from their region to reach an RMR.

"We've already written history," Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi told HLTV from the team’s bootcamp in Pristina, Kosovo, before the RMR tournaments got underway, "but we want to take it to the next level." Only two of the team’s players, Flatron "⁠juanflatroo⁠" Halimi and Dionis "⁠sinnopsyy⁠" Budeci, have had a similar experience from their participation at the StarLadder Berlin Asia Minor with FFAmix, but playing under the Kosovo banner adds a whole new meaning for the quintet. "Kosovo is a new country, so everyone is trying to put in effort to make the country more and more visible in the eyes of the international community," juanflatroo says.

Bad News Eagles, composed of five self-made players that carved their way in the FPL circuit, have had close ties with each other throughout the last years at the local level, playing events in Albania and Kosovo together while some of the players also tried their luck internationally. A proto-version of this team, with the core of juanflatroo, rigoN and sinnopsyy alongside Guy "⁠anarkez⁠" Trachtman and Filip "⁠tudsoN⁠" Tudev, known as m1x, started to make waves in late 2019 by qualifying to ECS Season 8. They left their mark on the tournament against some top teams, making their biggest impression in an upset victory against MOUZ.

"Everything was going on around the same time, we were playing FPL-C and in the meantime we started to qualify for ECS and FPL," juanflatroo recalls of those early days. "We were grinding all day long, everything happened in a really short amount of time. Me and sinnopsyy have been playing together forever, ever since we started playing CS. We won many regional tournaments, then we were the first two Albanians to qualify for FPL and after we qualified for FPL we met rigoN. That's when we made the m1x team and we did a lot of unexpected things, beating tier 1 and tier 2 teams."

The backgrounds of guys like juanflatroo and sinnopsyy will be relatable to anyone who has lobbied with Albanian players on FACEIT, where their voice comms will often reveal the fact that they’re playing from a LAN café. "It's always a meme, even in FPL we were playing our first days from a net café," juanflatroo says, laughingly. "Imagine, when I was pressing my mic button there were another ten voices in the background. If s1mple was streaming people would go crazy, asking 'where the fuck is this guy playing from? Is he at a club or is there a party going on?' It was crazy!"

As the Albanian duo got more established and started to earn some money through FPL, juanflatroo and sinnopsyy got their own rigs at home. The m1x lineup, meanwhile, was offered contracts to represent Secret, although rigoN’s inability to play full-time ended up in his removal from the roster. The Swiss-Albianian player then rebounded in c0ntact, but to no further success. "When I joined them it was already a sinking ship," he recalls. "The motivation was not there for some players. We had two tournaments left and tried to make the best of it, but after that we just decided to disband. It was a short project that didn't really work out."

Halfway through 2020 juanflatroo also left Secret, and by the end of the year sinnopsyy did as well when the organization halted its involvement in CS:GO. The two didn’t take long to link back up in BLINK, where a full Albanian-Kosovar team started to take shape. "Personally, I always had the dream of making an Albanian superteam. A team from the Balkan region that nobody would ever expect anything from. The only thing we lacked was visibility, so after we got the experience and the visibility in the higher scenes, gaining confidence, there was nothing that would stop us from showing ourselves at bigger events, playing against bigger teams.

"I always had this in mind, but what we needed was at least three more stable players that could fit into this higher scene. gxx- was actually in FPL, then SENER1 joined as well, so we were all gaining the necessary experience and confidence. When we were teamless, I didn't even want to think about joining another team. I said 'I think this is the moment, we have five Albanian FPL players,' and we were really getting along with each other. I just knew, inside of me, that something would click — we would make something out of it."

It didn’t come easy for the newly-founded team, who were now playing under the BLINK banner. The team’s experience was for the most part from the European lower tiers and FPL, but little by little, things started to click, as juanflatroo had believed. "We reached top 38, but there was still something missing," he remembers. "We needed another star player, so to say, so that we could step up our game." That’s when they thought about their former teammate rigoN, and immediately the former m1x and Secret player was brought into the fold in lieu of Kujtim "⁠gulito⁠" Durmishi. "As soon as we started, everything worked out," juanflatroo says. "We just stepped up our game and were beating tier one and tier two teams, and practice was going very well."

Talking about rigoN’s addition, juanflatroo is quick to note that Switzerland is not a country known for its Counter-Strike talent. "I'll ask you one question, is there another CS:GO pro player from Switzerland?" he posits. "But then there's rigoN, and what made him is the Albanian blood, man," he adds, laughing. "He goes crazy about winning. He tilts, he's angry — he's the typical Albanian. If he was only Swiss he would just be like 'oh, OK, nice, we're going to the next round now.' He wouldn't be this guy, it's the Albanian blood that made him."

Bad News Eagles were among the first teams to qualify for the Europe RMR through the second open qualifier, and despite not having an organization they managed able to flourish without backing thanks to the deep roots and connections that the five players and the coach nourished. "We've known each other for a long time, flatroo, sinnopsy, gxx- and SENER1, they all had contact from before, from FPL-C," rigoN says. juanflatroo agrees, adding that "it's a small country and we played a lot with each other."

"You want to know the main reason we have good chemistry?" rigoN interjects. "It's because we don't just join the server thinking ‘oh, I have to go to work and play with those guys.’ We're friends outside of the game, as well, we're like brothers." juanflatroo once again weaves into the conversation, closing out the topic. "Yeah, that made us step up our game a lot," he says. "It helped us a lot to become more consistent and enjoy the game overall."

The team broke the first goal they set for themselves in late 2021, which was to make it past the top 30 threshold in HLTV’s team ranking, after which they nearly broke another big barrier, the top 20, peaking just short at number 21 in February 2022. "The individuals were all there," juanflatroo says about their early expectations. "All we needed was a bit of time to structure the team and get along with each other. We never doubted that we could go that far, to be honest, we always had it in mind and were pretty confident that we could come up and fuck up some tier one and tier two teams.

"Everything was working out. The chemistry we have, I could say that we have the best chemistry in any team from tier one to tier ten," juanflatroo says. "No doubt about it. We really get along with each other, we have a good time and I think that is the biggest asset we have as a team."

Since then, Bad News Eagles have dipped down to the 41st place in the ranking, but that has had more to do with their schedule rather than their prowess, as the team didn’t have much to play after securing spots at the RMR and the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown. "We don't have any games on HLTV since we don't get invited to some tournaments," rigoN says, "but I think top 30 is even a bit low for us. I think we can make top 20 easily, to be honest."

The grind has never stopped for Bad News Eagles, regardless of the flow of official matches, as they have made it to where they are by putting in hours not only as a team, but also individually. Even before getting together, the Albanians used their FPL regimen over the years not only to become hard shooters, but also confident players — which is why the team now spends their evenings after practice queuing up on FACEIT’s top league.

"We put in a lot of individual hours playing FPL until the morning, basically we were just playing CS and sleeping, that was it, and that helped a lot. Playing around big names, getting rid of the fear and being comfortable with them, that motivated us a lot," juanflatroo says. "So we became a lot more confident getting on the server for tournaments. If I'm playing against s1mple and ZywOo on FPL, why can't I dominate here, too?"

Despite their confidence, Bad News Eagles aren’t blind to the pitfalls of being a team reliant on experience from FPL and the second row of European competition. "The reason we can keep going against the tier two teams, and maybe even tier ones, is that when you hear our names, and I don't want to be arrogant or anything, but from the tier two scene we have the most firepower in our players," rigoN says. "The only thing we need to practice is how to play structured Counter-Strike."

Helping Bad News Eagles cover strategy is Klesti "⁠stikle-⁠" Kola, the team’s 23-year-old coach, a humble skipper and a talented player himself who now spends hours on end reviewing demos and working the tactical aspect of the game. When asked about him, both rigoN and juanflatroo jump in unison, laughing as they say that "he's the first coach ever to have 4,000 elo on FACEIT!" At this point in the conversation, over half an hour in, Genc "⁠gxx-⁠" Kolgeci chimes in for the first time, jokingly adding that "he’s boosted, anyways."

Most of stikle-’s duties come down to reading opponents and coming up with strategies, which he excels at according to his players. "Even though he never had international experience, he comes up with a lot of stuff and you wouldn't be able to tell that he doesn't have that experience if you didn't know him," juanflatroo says. "You'd think that he has a lot of experience playing with tier one and tier two teams. Getting strats and analyzing everything, he spends a lot of time on it. He also watches other coaches, how they coach and give ideas — he does a really good job."

Bad News Eagles spent weeks polishing their strat book with the RMR in their sights. They worked and stayed sharp from their bootcamp location in Pristina, where they were set up in a house — which they playfully call 'Pablo Escobar’s mansion' —, by fans that have now become fast friends. "We want to give a shoutout to the guys that let us stay here, for their support," juanflatroo says, "because it's these individuals who gave us this house to bootcamp in." Meanwhile, the orgless team is also getting help from the Albanian electronics retailer and tournament sponsor gjirafa50, whose gjirafa50 Masters League they came runners up in last November after losing the grand final to forZe.

Fans giving Bad News Eagles a place to bootcamp is a strong showing of the following this team has garnered in the region and the emotions they stir in their fans. "It's a big deal for the people here in Kosovo and Albania, because they've never seen someone do something as big as we've done," juanflatroo says. "There's a lot of emotions going on for everyone here who watches CS and has watched us from the beginning. We have a lot of support and a lot of people watch us. There's like 20,000-30,000 viewers in Kosovo and Albania that watch us, or even more because people watch us four or five people on a single PC. It's something new and exciting."

In a region where LAN cafés are still in vogue and gaming is rapidly growing, Bad News Eagles has become a North star. "Tier one teams, we could only see them in our dreams, but now there’s an Albanian-Kosovar team that is actually playing against them and facing them," juanflatroo says, "so there's a new excitement, you know? Everyone is going crazy about it. It's a big deal."

Despite the waves being made across the region, juanflatroo is confident in himself and downplays the possible jitters that could arise going into the RMR despite the team’s limited LAN experience, particularly against the sort of opposition they will be facing in Bucharest. "The way we grew up, we grew up in internet cafés. We were pretty much playing for fun in internet cafés, playing daily and becoming better at it. Climbing the leagues and everything, it was never a thing to have a professional life from esports."

That ethos may somewhat remain, but long gone are the days of the net café, and future contracts from organizations will be tied to their fairings at the upcoming RMR and ensuing BLAST Premier Spring Showdown. "If we get a spot at the Major we'll probably get something big," rigoN says, "so it's all in for us at the RMR."

Bad News Eagles look back upon their beginnings fondly. "It's been years since I've gone to a net café," juanflatroo says. "Sometimes I miss them, to be honest. Screaming around, drinking and smoking. Sometimes I miss it, because it's fun, it's crazy people and you just have a lot of fun." But now the Bad News Eagles are at the doors of something greater, and from the fun and chaotic environment of their beginnings, the Albanian-Kosovar players are now working on becoming much more focused.

"Discipline, discipline, discipline," juanflatroo asserts. "Discipline is what we need and then we can probably be a top-tier team. We're slowly building it up, but we need a lot more discipline. Like being strict in practice, because sometimes we joke around. We need to be more strict about it."

These five players and their elo racking coach have already made history for Albania and Kosovo just by their mere presence at the RMR, but they now have a chance to keep writing their piece in the history books and the opportunity to do so is not lost on them. "If we qualify for the main event it's going to be a big thing for us," gxx- says, "for our country and the Albanian community, so we can finally be put on the map."

"It's going to be a life changer for every one of us," rigoN concludes.

Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
329
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.74
Israel Guy 'anarkez' Trachtman
Guy 'anarkez' Trachtman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
647
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Kosovo Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
596
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
Kosovo Genc 'gxx-' Kolgeci
Genc 'gxx-' Kolgeci
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
312
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Poland Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
281
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Kosovo Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
521
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
Kosovo Kujtim 'gulito' Durmishi
Kujtim 'gulito' Durmishi
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
146
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
#1
ZywOo | 
Singapore Fr0th
i doubt it
2022-04-20 22:51
15 replies
+1
2022-04-21 00:11
1 reply
N1
2022-04-29 10:24
#213
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Europe Khanan
First comment as per usual complete trash
2022-04-21 01:01
6 replies
+1
2022-04-21 10:46
rofl sure, what is your opinion about it then?
2022-04-21 12:36
4 replies
#349
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Europe Khanan
2022-04-21 12:50
3 replies
#372
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Czech Republic WysTaaN
+1 owned him
2022-04-21 14:05
1 reply
omfg what am i supposed to do now damn
2022-04-25 16:01
+1
2022-04-25 12:03
#316
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North Macedonia ANDR9J1
Doubt it next Major BLU3JAYS MAKE HISTORU LOLOLOL
2022-04-21 09:58
1 reply
2022-04-25 16:03
Nice
2022-04-24 18:47
Hello?
2022-04-25 00:06
1 reply
they'll go home in next stage calm your tits
2022-04-25 16:02
shush
2022-04-25 15:02
#2
STYKO | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
cool
2022-04-20 22:50
2 replies
#134
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Finland Kashmiir
Juanflatroo hottest name on earth
2022-04-20 23:58
1 reply
+1 Albania strong
2022-04-21 00:07
#3
deko | 
Denmark AciIioN
Aie
2022-04-20 22:50
#7
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77
rigon on lan
2022-04-20 22:51
5 replies
Rigon should be swiss. Biggest CAP
2022-04-21 00:45
4 replies
#286
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Kosovo eri1
Hes Albanian lmao
2022-04-21 07:30
3 replies
Why Swiss flag before?
2022-04-21 10:40
2 replies
#329
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Kosovo eri1
lived and raised
2022-04-21 10:53
he's born in switzerland, but he has albanian heritage
2022-04-21 11:01
no they don't
2022-04-20 22:51
1 reply
#389
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Albania papit00
what did u say?
2022-04-24 14:39
Just no
2022-04-20 22:52
Kosovar masters
2022-04-20 22:54
Let's go Kosovo!
2022-04-20 22:53
GL
2022-04-20 22:54
Lets go BNE!
2022-04-20 22:55
Where do they get Albanian from? edit: nvm I see the coach is Albanian
2022-04-20 22:57
3 replies
#125
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Kosovo XrigGa
theyre all albanians we have the same ethnicity we are just called different kinda complicated but to sum it up we are the same people
2022-04-20 23:56
there's no such thing as Kosovans. Kosovo citizens are called Albanians
2022-04-21 10:43
90% of Kosovars are ethnically Albanians. Balkans are a mess like that.
2022-04-21 18:41
link to exit post game interview dont work
2022-04-20 22:56
Link doesn't work for exit crying
2022-04-20 22:58
100% support them! GO RIGON
2022-04-20 22:59
Everyone from Bosnia will be cheering for you 💙
2022-04-20 23:03
2 replies
ty <3
2022-04-20 23:49
#115
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Kosovo fisiNik
Much love <3
2022-04-20 23:53
#37
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Spain x676
Nice
2022-04-20 23:03
really hope they will do it
2022-04-20 23:05
#39
BDSM | 
Estonia Kukkel
So long text but nothing about changing that awful logo for something normal... Logo is the biggest problem atm.
2022-04-20 23:05
1 reply
I would say it looks really nice, 3 letters made in shape like eagle, really cool one imo
2022-04-20 23:57
Cant believe these are still kids. These are some big bois
2022-04-20 23:05
1 reply
+1
2022-04-21 04:17
GL Kosovo
2022-04-20 23:05
Good luck Kosovar brothers <3
2022-04-20 23:08
1 reply
<3 turkish brothers
2022-04-21 10:17
#44
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Portugal PTMONSTER
They have a chance this group isnt as hard as group A. GL
2022-04-20 23:10
#47
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Indonesia HardH
Does the swiss player he meant is in present time? Cause if its not then maniac is punching the air right now
2022-04-20 23:16
#48
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Kosovo rillone97
lets go boys make us proud <333
2022-04-20 23:16
Lets go ez4rigon
2022-04-20 23:18
#55
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Portugal Davdio
GL for kosovo boys, they will go to the major for sure!
2022-04-20 23:21
#60
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Norway Snaids
gl boys
2022-04-20 23:25
gl i believe
2022-04-20 23:26
#65
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Sweden daddyfalt
jinxed
2022-04-20 23:26
#68
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Kosovo wasdqe
BIG SUPORT FOR U GUYS , MAKE US PROUD !
2022-04-20 23:28
#76
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Italy MulaManca
I really hope they do well, ngl
2022-04-20 23:35
they have no chance. they'll go out 0-3
2022-04-20 23:38
3 replies
Pff..they are decent. They definitely have a chance
2022-04-20 23:43
#360
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Sweden Erion02
herre after 1-0 xD
2022-04-21 13:28
1 reply
Here after major
2022-04-25 12:11
rise Kosova to the stars!
2022-04-20 23:42
Although it is very hard, I hope they reach the major.
2022-04-20 23:45
ALBANIA <3 MY GODDDDD
2022-04-20 23:45
BEST IN BALKAN
2022-04-20 23:46
#112
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Switzerland Alpollo
If he was only Swiss he would just be like 'oh, OK, nice, we're going to the next round now.' juanflatroo hasnt met me the bünzli swiss yet
2022-04-20 23:52
3 replies
bro albanians from Kosovo everytime carry Swiss like in cs like in football . world cup: shaqiri and xhaka :D
2022-04-20 23:55
2 replies
#127
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Switzerland Alpollo
You play, we give you the money and cheese
2022-04-20 23:56
1 reply
Swiss cheese very gud mens))
2022-04-21 03:58
#114
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Albania noajdi
LET’S GO BOYSSSSSSSSSSSS HAJDEEEEEEE BREEEEEEEEEE
2022-04-20 23:53
i really love these guys BNE to the major LETZ GOOOOOO
2022-04-20 23:54
1 reply
<3
2022-04-20 23:58
Because of my ancestors from Kosovo, they are my second team :) Good luck guys. Plus, they have a very cool logo. Can't wait to buy some stickers.
2022-04-20 23:58
For the first time, an Albanian-Kosovar team is in a position to qualify for the Major. BROooo
2022-04-21 00:03
good luck bne
2022-04-21 00:04
#163
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Turkey yunus06
gl my brothers
2022-04-21 00:10
Respect! Great story, very likeable team gl BNE
2022-04-21 00:14
GOBIG
2022-04-21 00:16
1 reply
#271
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Kosovo w3stsid3
AND gobne
2022-04-21 05:42
Default HLTV curse, when they such articles, teams usually not doing great at tournaments
2022-04-21 00:32
GL
2022-04-21 00:32
From Nothing to Everything, welcome in ALBANIA-kOSOVO <3 Eagles <3
2022-04-21 00:34
#181
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Kosovo pazzmedia
Lets go
2022-04-21 00:37
Spain is cheering for u amigos from kosovo <3 <3 VAMOOOS BAD NEWS EAGLES
2022-04-21 00:43
3 replies
TYYY
2022-04-21 00:57
#214
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Kosovo PimozZ
<3 <3 <3 Much love fort your positivity, lets enjoy the game bro!
2022-04-21 01:05
1 reply
i love cinderellas stories and also balcans/cis CS so yeah VAMOS eagles <3
2022-04-21 01:36
#195
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Croatia TaRicky
I hope this team qualifys it would be sick tho! I think they have potential to win even major, maybe with slightly roster changes.
2022-04-21 00:47
3 replies
#268
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Kosovo spontex
Thanks Brate <3
2022-04-21 05:28
Only if they sign whole NaVi roster
2022-04-21 09:42
1 reply
#378
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Croatia TaRicky
no, change sener1 and gxx
2022-04-21 17:51
#199
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Kosovo Bl1nk1
Let’s go BNE #BNEinMajor
2022-04-21 00:51
Lets go boys loved ef for qualifying sad for saw i hope Kosovo boys can make it. We need passionate like those 3. Gonna buy stickers for sure i believe they make it
2022-04-21 00:59
1 reply
TY <3
2022-04-21 01:40
#217
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Europe Khanan
Nice interview, good luck guys
2022-04-21 01:11
#225
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South America ncrs2k
respect lan café players, good luck guys hope you make the dream
2022-04-21 01:47
1 reply
tyy
2022-04-21 02:04
This note spreads enthusiasm and empathy reading it. How nice that all this movement is happening for all those people, with fans and a small community that supports these players, I wish them the best of luck in this RMR!
2022-04-21 02:03
1 reply
tyy
2022-04-21 02:04
This team has two countrys supporting them in this Major .We Believe in our boys and we will always stay behind them.Its time to show the world the power of Kosovo and their talented population.Lets go Bad News Eagels we can achieve more just give us time.
2022-04-21 02:04
LETS FUCKING GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2022-04-21 02:31
USA stands with Kosovo! I will be cheering for you guys. So happy for Albania and Kosovo.
2022-04-21 02:48
1 reply
WOOOO MURICA BABY LET'S GOOO
2022-04-21 03:31
#249
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Albania EeOo
we believe lets go <3
2022-04-21 02:53
#250
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Hungary szia
best logo in cs rn, wishing luck to kosovo
2022-04-21 02:58
Day by day talent are showing up we represent Kosovo and we are proud with our talent a small country like us but with big opportunities GOOD LUCK guys and don’t forget we always are in your side #proudtobeALBANIAN
2022-04-21 03:18
Let's go boys, I believe in you!
2022-04-21 03:30
Nice, rooting for them!
2022-04-21 03:47
#263
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Kosovo tab1ks
Best balkan team i hope they qualify for major
2022-04-21 04:36
#264
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Europe aldo_UG
let's gooo BNE make us proud <3 ALBANIA BNE
2022-04-21 04:40
#265
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Kosovo sseeaadd1
LETS GOOO <3
2022-04-21 05:05
#269
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Kosovo spontex
Best Balkan Team = BNE / We Can Do It
2022-04-21 05:35
make us proud bNe <3
2022-04-21 05:35
#272
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Kosovo w3stsid3
Let's go BNE I'm cheering hard for you !!! Big qualified, EF qualified now it's your turn boys come on hajdeeeee
2022-04-21 05:46
1 reply
#291
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Turkey tomriseag
Haydeeeeee:D
2022-04-21 08:16
yea
2022-04-21 05:55
good luck, they can do it
2022-04-21 05:59
GL rig0n and co. <3
2022-04-21 06:00
Bad New Eagles are Bad New Bears' cousins?
2022-04-21 06:10
rigoN is the only swiss in Swiss Stage, boy playing home
2022-04-21 06:35
#278
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Finland AliSabid
less go mens
2022-04-21 06:45
SENER1 looks like Kevin James
2022-04-21 07:06
Let's go, they deserve it. Hard working team with fun playsryle to watch and support from their home countries.
2022-04-21 07:28
They will probably get smashed vs T1 teams but good to see some new teams in the hunt.
2022-04-21 07:29
#287
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
GL to kosovars/albanians
2022-04-21 07:46
#288
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Albania mentyy1
No need to hate , all BNE players are friends with all teams around the world <3
2022-04-21 07:52
Eternal Fire and Bad News Eagle my two favorites team for Major circuit, rise from the corner to the center of the scene
2022-04-21 08:10
5 replies
ye, xantares/woxic, definitely marginal players
2022-04-21 11:59
4 replies
Turkey isn't in the center of Europe, Kosovo too and 3 of 5 EF player hasn't top tier experience also woxic is the only real top tier tournament winner
2022-04-21 12:05
3 replies
actually konstantinopolis is very much the center of europe.
2022-04-21 12:15
2 replies
okay, i thought EU CSGO is centered around Denmark, Sweden, France and Konstantinopolis/Istanbul is in the really edge of Europe as continent, border to Asia i had to google that city btw
2022-04-21 12:39
1 reply
is da biggest city in urop
2022-04-21 12:51
#292
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Ireland reyno0o
Great read - really gets me invested in the team and their story. Really hoping they have a good RMR and qualify.
2022-04-21 08:17
#293
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Albania snNickers
LETSS GOOOOOOOOOO BNE <3
2022-04-21 08:17
<3
2022-04-21 08:21
#298
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Austria asa004
lets gooo bne
2022-04-21 09:11
letsss gooooo BOYYSSSSSSS
2022-04-21 09:36
Fuck nationalism, gl boys, make it to the major!
2022-04-21 09:36
4 replies
Respect brotha
2022-04-21 09:42
#317
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Austria XH4N
+1
2022-04-21 10:08
+1
2022-04-21 10:11
#357
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Albania lunacyuh
legend
2022-04-21 13:11
#323
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Ukraine StaR1y
3-1 win!
2022-04-21 10:29
good luck to them. hope they qualify
2022-04-21 10:31
#325
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Kosovo dionii1
EZ4BNE <3
2022-04-21 10:35
1 reply
ez , leeeeeeets ggooooooooo!!
2022-04-21 12:18
rig0d rekt hahahahahaha
2022-04-21 12:21
LETS GOOOOOO
2022-04-21 12:24
Nice start.... let's go 🦅
2022-04-21 12:29
wtf 2 more wins and stickers are coming
2022-04-21 12:34
1 reply
who they play next?
2022-04-21 12:37
HAJDEEEEEEEEE
2022-04-21 13:01
#385
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Albania KizaxAL
Legends in the making, I hope you can cause an upset lads!
2022-04-23 12:12
#387
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Albania Pinki19
We can make history boys lets fucking gooo <3
2022-04-23 20:07
They've done it....amazing : )
2022-04-24 12:07
Who’s here after they made it to the Major
2022-04-25 15:04
#400
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Germany who|cars
bne sticker confirmed??? or not yet?
2022-04-25 19:52
#401
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Albania Albanboss
Brilliant history made from buys proud of them
2022-04-26 23:51
BNE<3
2022-05-02 02:27
Kosovo is fake country
2022-05-03 09:35
1 reply
cry
2022-05-06 05:55
#407
syrsoN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
congratulation kosovo 👍
2022-05-05 14:04
1 reply
ty brateee
2022-05-06 05:55
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