9z complete roster with nqz

The young Brazilian joins the team to fill the gap left after Luca "⁠Luken⁠" Nadotti's departure.

9z have announced the addition of 17-year-old Lucas "⁠nqz⁠" Soares to their roster, completing their lineup after Luken departed the team shortly after the end of PGL Major Antwerp.

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Luken becomes free agent after split with 9z

The new name arrives after the Argentine organization were unable to come to terms with 00NATION to buy out former member Santino "⁠try⁠" Rigal, who is now reported to be retained by the Norwegian team in their rebuild centered around Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David and an influx of GODSENT members.

nqz has taken the step up to 9z

To fill the gap, 9z have instead looked to another young AWPing talent in nqz, who has averaged a 1.27 rating in the last three months while playing against domestic competition in Brazil with B4.

Whether he can retain that level against tougher opposition is yet to be seen, and a harsh test already awaits the newcomer as he will take on FURIA in his debut official match in 9z's opening game for the Roobet Cup, which will kick off on June 23.

9z's lineup is now:

Uruguay Maximiliano "⁠max⁠" Gonzalez
Uruguay Franco "⁠dgt⁠" Garcia
Argentina Martin "⁠rox⁠" Molina
Chile David "⁠dav1d⁠" Tapia Maldonado
Brazil Lucas "⁠nqz⁠" Soares

Brazil Rafael "⁠zakk⁠" Fernandes (coach)

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
Argentina Martin 'rox' Molina
Martin 'rox' Molina
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
268
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
Argentina Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
287
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Lucas 'nqz' Soares
Lucas 'nqz' Soares
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
161
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Uruguay Franco 'dgt' Garcia
Franco 'dgt' Garcia
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
407
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
Chile David 'dav1d' Tapia Maldonado
David 'dav1d' Tapia Maldonado
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Uruguay Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalez
Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalez
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
542
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Argentina Santino 'try' Rigal
Santino 'try' Rigal
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
309
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Niceeeeeeeeeeee
2022-06-22 00:44
6 replies
Good roster move, now 9z can into top 30
2022-06-22 01:00
1 reply
#36
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Brazil stanik0
yup! =)
2022-06-22 01:29
#45
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Shame they couldn't get try but this is fine
2022-06-22 01:45
3 replies
#56
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Argentina SantiMedia
+1
2022-06-22 02:54
True I miss him so much in 9z
2022-06-22 03:52
They could in the future swap try and nqz so 00 is full brazilian and 9z SA
2022-06-22 10:35
#2
ropz | 
Estonia Khiva
hope they pay b4
2022-06-22 00:46
4 replies
xd
2022-06-22 01:05
xd
2022-06-22 04:40
#70
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Brazil golduffrag
+1
2022-06-22 05:10
#87
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Argentina Frannnnnnn
xd
2022-06-22 14:37
lol no one commenting
2022-06-22 00:44
#4
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Finland Eestu
Let's goooo 9z. :D
2022-06-22 00:44
#5
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Spain gonzalocaba
upgrade
2022-06-22 00:44
#6
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Monster
2022-06-22 00:45
if you can't buy try to make another
2022-06-22 00:45
#8
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Latvia YungPan666
when -rox?
2022-06-22 00:45
5 replies
#30
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Argentina cheapdeed
9z was in talks to replace rox with know argentinian onliner called "ploploplo"
2022-06-22 01:19
2 replies
KKKKK
2022-06-22 19:27
#123
baldu | 
Argentina mdmz
-rox +soultaker
2022-07-01 12:38
+1
2022-06-22 17:37
#112
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Argentina Haku43
they were going to replace him with Luken ( who was stepping down from awping) but he didn't want anyone to leave the team just because of him changing roles :/
2022-06-22 21:32
furia player within a year
2022-06-22 00:45
3 replies
#49
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Argentina Decaiz
probaby lmao
2022-06-22 02:18
#77
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Argentina mpocsgo
-saffee ?? u sure ?
2022-06-22 07:50
1 reply
#90
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Germany JRoss
-art
2022-06-22 15:59
LETS GO 9Z!!
2022-06-22 00:49
No martinez no party
2022-06-22 00:51
1 reply
bruh
2022-06-22 19:27
#12
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Germany imTD
nice addition
2022-06-22 00:52
Decent
2022-06-22 00:52
#14
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Other Quagmire_
Is it possible to see a brazilian today without tattoos, earrings or fancy haircuts?
2022-06-22 00:52
5 replies
Bro, just get a fresh fade cut with a line, you will not regret it
2022-06-22 01:04
1 reply
#37
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Other Quagmire_
I'll take your word on it
2022-06-22 01:30
#32
kauez | 
Brazil o$k
No
2022-06-22 01:21
#41
 | 
Brazil ramonzin
Bro, just get a fresh fade cut with a line, you will not regret it
2022-06-22 01:33
#85
 | 
Brazil _Awper
2022-06-22 13:30
try would have been better
2022-06-22 00:54
7 replies
For that buyout i much preffer m0nesy or Brollan...
2022-06-22 01:05
5 replies
definitely not monesy LMAO
2022-06-22 02:49
#86
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Brazil _Awper
Not like 9z is going to pay anyway
2022-06-22 13:30
3 replies
Bruh, are you still with that? Get on with the times
2022-06-22 17:09
2 replies
#96
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Brazil _Awper
1 real = 24 pesos
2022-06-22 17:10
1 reply
? Ok... i guess?
2022-06-22 17:10
#44
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Brazil setsz
try will stay in 00
2022-06-22 01:40
#16
 | 
Chad kdorek
dav1d to change nickname to dav to fit better with the team
2022-06-22 00:55
1 reply
zakk about to drop one k too
2022-06-22 01:46
#17
nqz | 
Argentina Jyrex
nqz godddd
2022-06-22 00:56
#18
 | 
CIS E5KH
nice one!
2022-06-22 00:57
vamos
2022-06-22 00:59
#21
arT | 
United States Regit99
Did Luken say anything about his departure on the stream? Who knows?
2022-06-22 01:02
15 replies
#40
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Brazil Elakk
Yes, he talked about on twitter some time ago. He was never an awper in the first place so he his stint in 9z was more of a test to see if he could awp permanently, which he couldn't.
2022-06-22 01:31
#50
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Argentina Decaiz
He asked the team if they want to look for an awper or he will leave, he wanted to play as rifler but he didnt want to bench anyone so 9z rather to stay with rox
2022-06-22 02:21
13 replies
#71
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Peru TenoriPEEK
"I am open to any kind of proposals, I want to continue playing CS: -Languages: Spanish/Portuguese/English" bro his english is literally 3/10 xd
2022-06-22 05:26
12 replies
Doesn’t matter, if you watch any of his streams playing FPL when he travels to Europe you’ll soon realize he has no issues communicating in English. He doesn’t need much more than that, and if he ever needs to learn anything, it’ll be no big deal since he already has the base.
2022-06-22 07:25
3 replies
yes but the calls were pretty shorts , in FPL it is enough but in a team not because always there will be times to call a alot , give an important and clear call , not just shorts calls like luken did it in fpl . im not talking trash about him , what i want to say is in a team , the language management that is use it there must be good. 7/10 minimo .
2022-06-22 18:51
2 replies
Not really, take a look at Broky in Faze, he barely speaks it. Or even, back in the day with s1mple when he was in Team Liquid. Ofc it's a necessity to speak English and be able to communicate, but it's not certainly the main requirement. The role that gets to speak the most is the IGL, and there's a difference between talking and understanding. Luken might speak a few words, might not be able to communicate as well as he does in his native language, that doesn't mean that he can't understand what other people are saying. So as long as he understands their teammates' calls and such, that can work. Indeed, when you're playing all you need to know are basic words, mainly just to call where the enemies are.
2022-06-22 23:28
#117
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Argentina blatxer
not at all lmao
2022-06-23 01:00
and you're peruvian. Shit is hard bro
2022-06-22 18:27
7 replies
classic level 8 gc talking without knowing the subject
2022-06-22 18:52
6 replies
im lvl 20 but ok
2022-06-22 19:06
5 replies
pass the your profile
2022-06-22 19:26
4 replies
excuse me?
2022-06-22 21:22
3 replies
brainless
2022-06-22 21:33
2 replies
"pass the your profile" Sure
2022-06-22 22:06
1 reply
bruh, and he even bothers to criticize Luken's English skills o-o
2022-06-22 22:43
Nqz? more like Nqzexo
2022-06-22 01:03
#23
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South America _matiaasss
luken clown
2022-06-22 01:04
#27
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Spain kE01
vamoooos
2022-06-22 01:06
He looks like a thug i wouldn't walk near him if i see him on street
2022-06-22 01:19
2 replies
that's just a "malandro de condominio"
2022-06-22 01:47
Lol Thug from jardins
2022-06-22 18:07
nice
2022-06-22 01:20
MCH and Apoka had already leaked yesterday
2022-06-22 01:21
#35
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Poland mimsonqq
solid awp, upgrade
2022-06-22 01:29
#38
dgt | 
Argentina lucas^
nice, i trust this guy will not have preassure in his first lan tournament
2022-06-22 01:30
2 replies
#51
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Argentina WaSTe_D
Roobet is online bro
2022-06-22 02:32
1 reply
#120
dgt | 
Argentina lucas^
mb
2022-06-23 17:17
#39
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Canada f0rkb0mb
Downgrade.
2022-06-22 01:30
9 replies
#53
nqz | 
Argentina Jyrex
0/8
2022-06-22 02:34
#60
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Barbados n1ss
nah luken always played lurker, nqz is main awper since he plays cs
2022-06-22 03:11
#92
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Canada f0rkb0mb
nqz is a no one another brazilian random.
2022-06-22 16:20
6 replies
#93
arT | 
Brazil joroca
r u mad? Fang is a rising star, isn’t he?
2022-06-22 16:35
5 replies
#94
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Canada f0rkb0mb
U can't compare nqz with fang bro, srsly, lol, he went to do shopping while a major was being played, true, but at least he qualified for that major.
2022-06-22 16:59
4 replies
#99
arT | 
Brazil joroca
Not comparing, just saying that you gonna keep seeing some random Brazilians cause Brazil creates great players every year. While NA is going after the ruskis to keep the scene alive.
2022-06-22 18:03
3 replies
#101
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Canada f0rkb0mb
HAHAHAHAHA Brazilians being delusional believing they are good, better to have good russian teams than brazilian randoms to be honest.
2022-06-22 18:10
2 replies
#119
arT | 
Brazil joroca
NA still BR territory when it comes to csgo, put the effort in and come back later.
2022-06-23 06:24
1 reply
#121
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Canada f0rkb0mb
Man just FURIA is the only BR team that is overall the NA level, the rest are at the same or "slighlty one day better", and nqz is a tier below that ^, hence, downgrade.
2022-06-23 18:22
i dont care
2022-06-22 01:34
#43
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Brazil setsz
YOOOOOOO nice pick
2022-06-22 01:40
#48
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Argentina Fo89
will they be added to roobet fantasy? dont know if an admin would see this
2022-06-22 02:07
2 replies
#54
nqz | 
Argentina Jyrex
I named my team literally "9z god" and I can't pick a single player funny
2022-06-22 02:38
1 reply
#59
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Argentina Fo89
i feel you :(
2022-06-22 03:00
Good pickup, hes pretty much the brazilian try. He was a monster in Detona and he didnt lost that consistency for a year now. Dude was literally with 1.20 rating in every match back in the day and he keeps putting those numbers until today. Im rooting for you manito! Vamossss
2022-06-22 02:32
Nice
2022-06-22 02:58
upgrade, he's better awper than Luken the better change would've been -rox +nqz tho, but Luken would never do that to his friend.
2022-06-22 02:58
#61
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Barbados n1ss
should have -rox +nqz and luken goes back to rifler
2022-06-22 03:11
3 replies
#72
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Peru TenoriPEEK
+1
2022-06-22 05:27
2 replies
#73
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Peru TenoriPEEK
rox performance is just bad with tier 1 teams
2022-06-22 05:28
1 reply
#118
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Barbados n1ss
usually bad and when he performs "well" he is decent.
2022-06-23 01:49
#62
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Chile 1cristiaan
-dav1d +dv1
2022-06-22 03:19
#63
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Poland mimsonqq
If only they repace rox, they can became really good
2022-06-22 03:29
#64
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Brazil hugoooo
He's been insane this year, good pick
2022-06-22 03:47
#66
nqz | 
Brazil tlszin
Good move, nqz is a Very good player
2022-06-22 04:05
budget try, not Argentinean but he'll be playing alongside GOD rox so I will cheer for him.
2022-06-22 04:34
Hey HLTV, I have a better title for this post, check it out: "Eminem's son is confirmed to be the new member of 9z roster"
2022-06-22 04:52
1 reply
Fair
2022-06-22 05:35
#75
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
3 letters limit in nicknames, dav1d next to get kicked
2022-06-22 06:21
why is perkz here
2022-06-22 11:16
Why are they still playing with rox? He is so bad.
2022-06-22 11:49
Brazilian storm
2022-06-22 12:13
Finally 9z have a good player
2022-06-22 12:58
1 reply
#89
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Brazil shockDEawp
ableJ 4ever
2022-06-22 14:42
#88
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Brazil shockDEawp
Oh yes
2022-06-22 14:41
Great
2022-06-22 16:06
"their rebuild centered around Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David" some people never learn, I swear
2022-06-22 21:31
who?
2022-06-22 21:32
#122
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Argentina ReacC
imagine keeping -rox intead of luken hahaha
2022-06-23 18:26
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