Official: degster transferred to OG

Less than a month after standing in for OG in Lisbon, Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov has now got a permanent spot on the team.

degster has been formally transferred from Spirit to OG, confirming Thursday's report from 1pv.fr and Dexerto that first brought the move to light alongside CIS insider and former player Alexey "⁠OverDrive⁠" Birukov.

The move sees Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski left out of the roster as the final remaining member of the team that banded together under the OG banner back in late 2019, bringing an end to the Polish-British AWPer's two-and-a-half-year tenure in the active lineup.

degster's move to OG is now official

degster sparked interest from the OG while he stood in for them at the BLAST Premier Spring Final in Lisbon in June and put on an impressive display, helping the Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković-led side reach the semi-finals with wins over Natus Vincere and ENCE as he put up a team-leading 1.16 rating.

He had just been listed for transfer in Spirit despite the Russian side's stunning run to the semi-finals at PGL Major Antwerp, with the AWPer citing his reluctance to spend extended periods of time in Serbia and the team further adding that there had been disagreements over how the team would function in-game.

degster had been quick to make his wishes known regarding a potential future team, saying he would prefer to play in an international roster rather than in one of the other Russian-speaking lineups, unless it was Natus Vincere who came knocking.

The young AWPer was expected to be a hot commodity going into the summer break, but he didn't end up waiting long on whether more options would open up, committing to OG before the tournament break kicks off following the conclusion of IEM Cologne.

The new team, which has now made its fourth lineup change since the beginning of the year following the arrivals of nexa, Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar, and Maciej "⁠F1KU⁠" Miklas, is expected to make its debut once action resumes in the middle of August in the BLAST Premier Fall Groups, which OG will be a part of as one of the partnered teams.

OG now have the following squad:

Israel Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan
Serbia Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković
Czech Republic Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar
Poland Maciej "⁠F1KU⁠" Miklas
Russia Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov

Denmark Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due (coach)

Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
132
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.73
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1253
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Poland Maciej 'F1KU' Miklas
Maciej 'F1KU' Miklas
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
608
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
387
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
34
Team:
Czech Republic Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Poland _Tacoo
mantuu better
2022-07-15 16:05
28 replies
ahahahaha
2022-07-15 16:06
3 replies
RIP mantuu
2022-07-15 16:06
2 replies
Mantuu the GOAT awper will be missed OG fall out of top 30
2022-07-15 16:50
1 reply
Xseven best awper
2022-07-15 19:32
flag
2022-07-15 16:06
#22
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Australia bryte
Average polish cs fan
2022-07-15 16:07
ahahahaha
2022-07-15 16:09
Cry
2022-07-15 16:12
1 reply
most*
2022-07-15 16:12
lol
2022-07-15 16:11
#55
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Serbia DakileX
10000 tiers bellow degster ...
2022-07-15 16:12
scream awp >>>> mantu wannabe gangsta awp
2022-07-15 16:13
lol -1
2022-07-15 16:28
flag
2022-07-15 16:36
looooool
2022-07-15 16:47
#123
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Spain sary44
no
2022-07-15 17:19
Lmao
2022-07-15 17:39
mantu baiter*
2022-07-15 17:40
#144
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Portugal OwnedBro
Flag
2022-07-15 17:49
mantuu going to sprout or valo
2022-07-15 17:50
He's good but in no way is he better than degster
2022-07-15 18:23
Mantuu was good when he displaid the British flag
2022-07-15 19:16
#186
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Poland Pechowy
Mantuu is good, but sadly for us Degster is better
2022-07-15 20:59
3 replies
wdym sadly you donkey, you still have f1ku in that squad
2022-07-15 22:11
2 replies
#191
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Poland Pechowy
Don't be toxic. 2 Poles is better than 1 that's why sadly, but on the other hand F1ku has better chance to achieve something with degster than with mantuu.
2022-07-15 22:14
1 reply
Xd
2022-07-15 22:22
#212
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India rivervp
RIP mantuu very good tier 1 awper hope u find a new team soon brother <3
2022-07-16 11:39
1 reply
Imagine if mantuu to spirit xD
2022-07-16 12:25
#2
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Ukraine naviis
KEKW .BOTSTER
2022-07-15 16:05
7 replies
#7
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Poland dejmanOOO
0/8
2022-07-15 16:05
2 replies
Flag doesnt check out
2022-07-15 17:21
1 reply
His flair does
2022-07-15 19:35
+1
2022-07-15 16:09
#38
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CIS TheBigSAM
flag
2022-07-15 16:10
petr1ks fan xd
2022-07-15 16:27
cry is freeee
2022-07-15 16:48
#3
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Germany tilted_up
pog
2022-07-15 16:05
#4
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Russia algaheroic
vpered degster
2022-07-15 16:05
#5
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Poland KOLO_
L move
2022-07-15 16:05
EZ
2022-07-15 16:05
POG
2022-07-15 16:06
Gj
2022-07-15 16:06
Siuu
2022-07-15 16:06
Slapster
2022-07-15 16:06
1 reply
Fucking SLAP those hands
2022-07-15 16:57
god damn, prepare for monthly hand surgery flameZ
2022-07-15 16:06
4 replies
degster needed to join astralis, he might hurt any other team fr
2022-07-15 16:13
3 replies
You think he speaks Daniish?
2022-07-15 17:34
2 replies
I think blameF speaks slap-a-handish, which is more important.
2022-07-15 17:41
1 reply
konfig and trace are also pretty decent in that
2022-07-19 00:25
pog
2022-07-15 16:06
GOAT DEGSTER
2022-07-15 16:06
#17
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Indonesia LosD
is abdul from betawi?
2022-07-15 16:06
#19
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United Kingdom Tomakt1
mantuu to ence?
2022-07-15 16:06
OH MY GOD!
2022-07-15 16:07
ez mantu to ENCE
2022-07-15 16:07
2 replies
Why? To remove hades who is 10 times better awp
2022-07-15 18:04
1 reply
hades below 1 rating this year LOL
2022-07-15 20:09
Cologne is shocked
2022-07-15 16:07
rip mantuu
2022-07-15 16:07
sad for degster but good for OG
2022-07-15 16:08
1 reply
+1
2022-07-15 18:30
OG top 1 lets go
2022-07-15 16:08
Mantuu better lol
2022-07-15 16:08
#29
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Poland bigmilk01
Mantu to complexity or maybe some org could build polish superteam around him
2022-07-15 16:08
13 replies
+mantuu +hooxi to CoL would legit make them watchable but what is dead should probably stay dead, C9 will confirm
2022-07-15 16:14
7 replies
#128
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
or an EG eu rebrand?
2022-07-15 17:27
6 replies
they got like 15 NA players to kick before it happens :)
2022-07-15 17:27
5 replies
#131
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
keep the other 2 teams in na and bring the main team to eu with Hooxi Valde Mantuu +2
2022-07-15 17:28
4 replies
they can get zyphon almost for free as well lul it can be like OG 2.0 but they need aggressive entry
2022-07-15 17:30
3 replies
#136
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
yeah well yekindar STILL is an option and EG has money, maybe jackz if he gets benched, also refrezh and niko are on the bench but they aint necessarily entries
2022-07-15 17:31
2 replies
staehr is not an entry as well right? but he's shown promise more than on one occasion lately and I guess he can be 2nd guy in after hooxi
2022-07-15 17:32
1 reply
#147
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
sure
2022-07-15 17:52
does he speak polish? some people were saying he can speak just basic stuff
2022-07-15 16:27
1 reply
#88
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Poland Tomi8
He speaks really good polish, people say things like that, because he has weird accent
2022-07-15 16:33
who would mantuu replace in complexity ? :D
2022-07-15 18:42
1 reply
#162
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Poland bigmilk01
junior
2022-07-15 18:44
Mantuu Snax Furlan Kei Kylar I'm braindead, don't @ me
2022-07-16 00:43
#30
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
nice
2022-07-15 16:08
#31
jks | 
Denmark rolade
rip mantuu
2022-07-15 16:08
KINDA POG
2022-07-15 16:08
#34
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France 72snack
mantuu in shambles
2022-07-15 16:09
#36
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Pakistan LoOuU2
SLAPSTER IS BACK BABY FLAMEZ PALMS SWEATING PROFUSELY
2022-07-15 16:09
Overrated bot
2022-07-15 16:09
2 replies
We didn't ask ur ingame nickname...
2022-07-15 18:31
Yes true ur flair is exactly that.
2022-07-15 19:38
OG will be Top 3 a year from now
2022-07-15 16:10
1 reply
XDDD
2022-07-15 16:14
Lets go degstar!
2022-07-15 16:10
now ence -hades +mantuu
2022-07-15 16:10
Best wishes to degster in his new team. Hope he will hold for OG and buff this team for good. And good luck for mantuu finding new home, it will be difficult,but lets hope he will get somewhere good
2022-07-15 16:10
Pog
2022-07-15 16:10
official: degster trans. nice title hltv mens))
2022-07-15 16:11
2 replies
lmao
2022-07-15 16:11
1 reply
they come with a 6/8 title and nobody notices rip the guy who wrote this
2022-07-15 16:12
Cool. Wish them luck
2022-07-15 16:11
rip flamez palm
2022-07-15 16:11
#50
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South America ncrs2k
SLAPSTER Pog
2022-07-15 16:11
Mantuu to ence, snax should build polish roster with hades
2022-07-15 16:11
pog
2022-07-15 16:11
now mantuu to ence and - this bot hades
2022-07-15 16:11
#56
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France d0py
lets go OG!
2022-07-15 16:12
#59
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Europe Baunsator
Adding russian who will have visa issues kekw
2022-07-15 16:12
3 replies
that's not how it works
2022-07-15 16:52
Dumbo did u not read articles and u make 0iq comment? Spirit kick cause he couldnt relocate inexactly time they wanted. He will relocate whenever he will be ready and OG made a deal with him because they didnt force him immediately.
2022-07-15 19:41
1 reply
#184
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Europe Baunsator
he can still have problem with vis even with relocate
2022-07-15 20:16
Pog
2022-07-15 16:13
Pog
2022-07-15 16:13
LETS GOOO
2022-07-15 16:13
Lets GO Abdul <3
2022-07-15 16:14
#66
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Ireland reyno0o
Actually a sick team with a lot of aggressive individual skill. Will be scary for any team to face
2022-07-15 16:14
#67
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North America AsheS_EdeN
FlameZ now consists of: -Palms (Slapped Off)
2022-07-15 16:14
hell yeah degsta
2022-07-15 16:14
#71
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CIS Guymens
Good upgrade mantuu is bad and gay
2022-07-15 16:15
congrants on your comming out
2022-07-15 16:16
4 replies
mantuu knew, I hope he can go to a team like Sprout or something and stat pad.
2022-07-15 16:23
3 replies
I think the better team for him its ENCE... -hades +mantuu
2022-07-15 16:33
2 replies
well degster to ENCE would have been upgrade, mantuu not much so
2022-07-15 16:39
1 reply
#130
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
I think he still would be, mantuu is so much more consistent than Hades and a 1.0sth rating for an awper is weak
2022-07-15 17:28
RIP flamez hand xd
2022-07-15 16:18
#76
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Sweden Lackstrom
Degster = trans????
2022-07-15 16:22
1 reply
hell nah
2022-07-15 16:23
good decision based on blast tournament with degster. let's see how its gonna work
2022-07-15 16:23
#79
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Finland H0rnPub
Will be super fun to watch them when they are all on point
2022-07-15 16:23
#82
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Other _n1ght
From Spirit to OG, RIP GL to him anyways
2022-07-15 16:24
#83
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Russia kArf1d0s
Thanks for mantuu godbye
2022-07-15 16:26
#89
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Russia maugli37
Rip flamez
2022-07-15 16:34
#90
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Sweden frizzahh
rip flameZ
2022-07-15 16:34
#91
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Norway Napapijri
A big big mistake for OG. One honeymoon event means nothing. Mantuu is playing good, he fits them better
2022-07-15 16:35
3 replies
2022-07-15 16:53
"he fits them better" lol you clearly haven't seen them at BLAST
2022-07-15 17:01
Nice delusional. I like mantuu he good but degster on another level. degster easily top 10 awp rn. Also degster was only inconsistent at first when spirit signed as he wasn't used to tier 1 but now he just sick while mantuu is inconsistent still against tier 1
2022-07-15 19:50
#92
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
wHY RIP MANTUU
2022-07-15 16:35
#94
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Portugal joaosenra
More Slaps in flameZ hands f kid
2022-07-15 16:36
#95
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France Gloomyz
Good luck
2022-07-15 16:36
mantu dropped the queens flag, gets dropped from team gg
2022-07-15 16:37
SLAPSTER
2022-07-15 16:38
OG top #5 team for sure
2022-07-15 16:38
Sad for Mantuu, but even in the short time we saw Degster, it was clear OG could not pass the opportunity of getting him. GOOD LUCK SEGGSTER.
2022-07-15 16:41
LETSGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-07-15 16:42
#103
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Europe Shiro47
Nice
2022-07-15 16:44
Already read it yesterday
2022-07-15 16:45
#105
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Sweden skorpan
One of my fav teams now!
2022-07-15 16:47
They listened to our -Mantuu +Degster
2022-07-15 16:50
Good for team upgrading, but a rat move from OG with replacing mantuu.
2022-07-15 16:55
OG then aleksib ISSA mantuu valde NBK OG now flameZ⁠ nexa⁠ NEOFRAG⁠ ⁠F1KU⁠ ⁠degster⁠
2022-07-15 16:58
4 replies
Nexa>aleksibot Degster>mentuu Neofrag=valde Flamez>nbk causw nbk washedand flamez young talent who dont mind play aggressive and go in first and no ego like nbk. Fiku>issa. Issa used to be very good but fell down and higher ping otherwise id say issa>fiku
2022-07-15 19:54
3 replies
neofrag = valde ??? hmmm idk a bout that. valde is really underrated. f1ku > issa ?? maybe =/= nexa > aleksi =/= only a bit > in terms of firepower ?? flamez > nbk for sure slapster > mantuu based on recent performances vs t1 yea..
2022-07-16 06:22
2 replies
I would also say neofrag = valde. neofrag will impress hard, he already was super good on sinners, and was a great budget signing.
2022-07-16 06:37
2 bad igls... better 1 then with more firepower :D nexa sometimes top fragged aleksibot always bottom frag and lose fights that look like any decent non pro would win :D and i already said fiku better cause issa haven't been playing much or have good ping and visa issues. You just tryna live in past mabye. Im talking about right now. On officials.
2022-07-20 16:33
big upgrade
2022-07-15 16:58
Legit upgrade
2022-07-15 17:00
#117
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France Uexo
good move
2022-07-15 17:01
OG just become T1 team cg
2022-07-15 17:02
#120
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Serbia ;mytH
Thank god he left. One trick pony.
2022-07-15 17:09
#121
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Poland SebL
sad for mantuu, I'm kinda surprised that degster actually chose this team, I mean they're decent but I still don't know if the firepower of this team will be enough to compete with Tier-1 teams, I mean now they've degster so that's something, but other than degster no one really stepped up that much in Libson, maybe outside of flameZ and some moments from F1KU, I don't know, they will need atleast one of those new boys to become a real Tier-1 star player if they want to compete for trophies, that's for sure. Anyway GL, and GL mantuu in finding a new home.
2022-07-15 17:14
2 replies
It's a promising team. spirit would have gotten studied if he didn't leave, and I doubt they would have repeated the same result again. It happened the same way with the last good lineup.
2022-07-16 06:39
1 reply
#213
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Poland SebL
The thing is, I don't think they'll have enough firepower without him, also making Patsi their new YEKINDAR just because their players are all passive also won't help I think.
2022-07-16 11:59
I'm impressed with OG here, its not very common for teams to make moves like this, but this is definitely an improvement for the team.
2022-07-15 17:15
#126
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Russia evg1804
GL degster! Can't wait to see what the guys can do after some time of training
2022-07-15 17:22
GL & HF ABDUL
2022-07-15 17:24
Rip m4ntuu but degster is like 10x better so it is obviously a huge upgrade and also I love slapster so I am super happy for him
2022-07-15 17:29
1 reply
+1
2022-07-15 17:31
#138
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Israel Eliaso
Rip flamez hand bro
2022-07-15 17:34
I Hope mantuu will go to ence he deserves it
2022-07-15 17:49
Honestly deserves to be in a top 10 squad or better but he can’t really get into a top 5 squad, but this OG squad has a decent amount of potential with degster neofrag and flamez.
2022-07-15 17:53
SICK lineup
2022-07-15 17:58
I really like mantuu, but common +degster would be an upgrade in almost every single team
2022-07-15 18:01
#152
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China RADNIKEY
mantuu carried for so long but degster is just OP
2022-07-15 18:06
1 reply
Degster is a machine bruda
2022-07-15 18:48
Mantu Snax igl Michu Ralen Mwylky like riffler Coach Loord new top1 pl team top50 hltv :D :D :D :D
2022-07-15 18:11
MANTUUU FNATIC CONFIRMED
2022-07-15 18:12
flamez crying rn probably cuz of his slaps💀
2022-07-15 18:12
Nice to see degster in tier one once again now
2022-07-15 18:23
Biiiiig move. Lets go degster!
2022-07-15 18:46
#165
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Trinidad and Tobago r41
why though? mantuu was doing great
2022-07-15 18:50
#168
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Europe lasrrrr
amazing move, ence fuked up bad not going for him when they could
2022-07-15 19:17
1 reply
Hes way too passive for ENCE imo
2022-07-15 22:16
#169
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Poland RVBZ
Rip OG
2022-07-15 19:20
Eu sponsoring Russia, nothing new :)
2022-07-15 19:21
#171
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Sweden Mikacage
slapster pog
2022-07-15 19:21
#172
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Romania Pecea
junior still better
2022-07-15 19:22
1 reply
Maybe better than simple but not my man degster
2022-07-15 23:01
Good luck
2022-07-15 20:02
Kekw
2022-07-15 20:13
BIG mantuu
2022-07-15 20:26
#187
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Ukraine websnap
rip OG
2022-07-15 21:16
Wow, was hoping he could wait a bit an join a much better lineup than this.. but great recruit for OG
2022-07-15 22:10
nice
2022-07-15 22:32
Happy for degster! <3 He got a lot of skill, he should not be without a job!
2022-07-15 23:00
RIP Maantuu waiting fr RIP Syrson
2022-07-15 23:00
Expected, mantuu deserves more
2022-07-16 00:21
#200
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Finland AliSabid
Huge for OG but sad for mantuu
2022-07-16 00:22
What?? Mantuu not even on "Benched".. He's completely kicked out? WanJiQi is the best.
2022-07-16 03:50
1 reply
his contract probably expiring so
2022-07-16 06:01
rip FlameZ's hand from now on
2022-07-16 04:56
#208
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Russia Lovely_VI
rip FlamieZ's hand :'(
2022-07-16 06:28
GL
2022-07-16 09:13
#215
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Poland shima1
We need more competitors for FAZE/NaVI. since ENCE Astralis, Heroic and rest are not on this level. Anyway sad times for polish cs, wisla disband, dycha and hades underperforming, mantuu kicked out :( sadd
2022-07-18 14:38
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