EG.CD to field stanislaw and RUSH in ESL Challenger League

The North American duo reunites for the first time in five years.

Evil Geniuses announced the return of Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz to the organization while his old OpTic teammate, William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba, returns to activity after a week on the bench.

The duo will replace Anthony "⁠CLASIA⁠" Kearney and Jadan "⁠HexT⁠" Postma in EG Black for ESL Challenger League Season 42 North America as the former was benched in early August due to issues outside of the server while the latter was promoted to the main Evil Geniuses lineup.

stanislaw returns to Evil Geniuses after departing in 2021

stanislaw and RUSH both played under the OpTic banner until February 2017, when the Canadian in-game leader parted ways with the organization. During their time together, the duo was part of one of the most exciting North American squads of the period, taking several respectable placings at international events before lifting the trophy at ELEAGUE Season 2.

RUSH went on to play for Cloud9 and Complexity, winning silverware with both organizations, including a Major trophy with the former at ELEAGUE Major 2018. Following his departure from Complexity, the 28-year-old rifler joined Evil Geniuses ahead of the 2022 season and after a series of disappointing results, he was moved to the bench in early August.

The Canadian IGL became a journeyman in the North American scene after his time in OpTic, playing for the likes of Liquid and Complexity before landing on NRG — the team that was later acquired by Evil Geniuses. The squad went on to claim trophies at ESL One New York 2019 and StarSeries i-League Season 8 alongside three online events in 2020.

RUSH and stanislaw played together between 2015 and 2017

stanislaw departed Evil Geniuses in November 2021 when the team failed to reestablish itself as a dominant force in the North American scene. After a short break, the Canadian returned to competition with Disconnected and later, BHOP.

Evil Geniuses announced the acquisition of Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts in June as part of the Blueprint Project, aiming to promote North American talent in a fluid, 15-man roster. Both the main Evil Geniuses roster and EG Black have since gone through changes in their lineups to improve results and promote in-house talent.

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EG announce neaLaN addition, promote HexT to main roster

EG Black are now:

Canada Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz
Canada Colby "⁠Walco⁠" Walsh
United States William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba
United States Jerric "⁠wiz⁠" Jiang
United States Connor "⁠chop⁠" Sullivan

United States Tommy "⁠Axed⁠" Ryan (coach)

United States Anthony "⁠CLASIA⁠" Kearney (benched)

United States Anthony 'CLASIA' Kearney
Anthony 'CLASIA' Kearney
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
347
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Canada Colby 'Walco' Walsh
Colby 'Walco' Walsh
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
United States Jerric 'wiz' Jiang
Jerric 'wiz' Jiang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Canada Jadan 'HexT' Postma
Jadan 'HexT' Postma
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
503
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United States Connor 'chop' Sullivan
Connor 'chop' Sullivan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1338
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1413
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Surprising news. Didn't even know they were active in CS anymore
2022-08-09 22:42
9 replies
#31
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Hungary szia
The main EG team hasn't played since April, so I dont blame you
2022-08-09 23:02
7 replies
GOAT RUSH EG.CD > EG
2022-08-10 02:31
6 replies
+1
2022-08-10 02:53
1 reply
GOAT Lineup, already top 2 NA behind lulquid
2022-08-10 02:55
+2
2022-08-10 06:14
+3
2022-08-10 07:21
+4
2022-08-10 08:00
#115
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Hungary szia
actually lmao yeah, EG -> EG.CD is a promotion tbh
2022-08-10 09:23
did you say surprising or irrelevant?
2022-08-10 02:26
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
Okay :D
2022-08-09 22:39
I like that they are trying to bring NA back atleast. All memes aside.
2022-08-09 22:40
11 replies
#19
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United States Phanji
literally our last hope for new players to get into the pro scene
2022-08-09 22:46
8 replies
Other than talent agencies starting to try, such as prodigy signing straxy (if he actually is american). Slow going though, and still super limited in terms of actual oppertunity
2022-08-09 23:35
2 replies
He’s Swedish American, kinda like Wolfy.
2022-08-10 00:53
1 reply
yeah, I was thinking that they must be similar in that way but I couldn't really confirm it
2022-08-10 02:03
You just need good coaches. And it feels like scouting is underdeveloped in America, which are two of the problems why this is happening to the NA scene
2022-08-10 02:06
2 replies
#86
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United States Phanji
its the same thing player wise for our league teams where we just recycle players and it sucks
2022-08-10 02:09
#101
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Finland Miroyev
Don't forget their worst problem, players' attitude. EG just had a world class coach whom the players wouldn't take help from. Also the organisations are enabling everything that is wrong with the NA scene. EG 100% should've taken daps into their "academy" teams instead of someone like stanislaw as well.
2022-08-10 04:08
#105
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Czech Republic sujkic
last hope and they get paired up with Stanislaw who's in my opinion incredibly dumb as player/IGL and not likable at all as person
2022-08-10 07:18
1 reply
#124
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United States Phanji
yea
2022-08-10 17:14
Well it has as of right now only given a negative effect on the players performance since they can’t compete in the same events. The amount of games played by the players dropped a lot since Carpe Diem and party astronauts always played the same events
2022-08-09 23:31
1 reply
Hope it will work out for them though
2022-08-09 23:31
they are better than astralis
2022-08-09 22:40
#5
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Philippines Zhenn
W i guess? idk
2022-08-09 22:40
#6
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Canada SparklMastr
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2022-08-09 22:40
3 replies
#27
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
? Ur not Canadian we dont xaxa like a moron
2022-08-09 22:58
2 replies
Lol
2022-08-09 23:17
i am canadian :(
2022-08-10 00:25
0.98 ratin team
2022-08-09 22:40
RUSH THE NOOB
2022-08-09 22:41
#9
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Pakistan LoOuU2
either one of them and some young EU player as a fifth (because NA dont have them) and this is honestly such a great project. Still i complement EG`s efforts to make something out of the NA scene , even if it means bringing back someone as washed as Stan
2022-08-09 22:41
Might as well sign junior and stick him in this team too
2022-08-09 22:42
2 replies
#46
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Hungary Nudlika
oh god, please don't give them ideas.
2022-08-09 23:19
#102
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Finland Miroyev
I mean at least junior has only been awful for half a year and still has years ahead of him, unlike RUSH and stanislaw who are nealy 30 and been really bad for at least 4 years. Especially considering we are talking about NA scene it's no surprise junior likely never gets a new chance but these other guys keep getting their salaries for years to come :D
2022-08-10 04:16
bruh....... if they win a single match i will give any1 @ this 10$
2022-08-09 22:42
12 replies
Dibs! Send it to people of Ukraine
2022-08-09 22:52
1 reply
dont worry, i already did
2022-08-09 23:01
Jajaja
2022-08-09 22:52
Thanks
2022-08-09 22:52
#29
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Poland Berbe123
Okay
2022-08-09 23:01
Nevermind guys, i thought its ESL challenger with EU teams, but its just renamed NA MDL league haha
2022-08-09 23:03
1 reply
#77
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United States 1Tuurtle
Can’t take it back now
2022-08-10 01:01
Of course they are going to win matches they are playing in NA ECL against tier 9 teams. I'll take the bet with you.
2022-08-09 23:32
1 reply
#81
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North America minte
Legendary clip
2022-08-10 01:35
give me money
2022-08-10 01:07
Thanks
2022-08-10 13:04
good luck to them trying to bring back NA on their own, but like kassad said they really need a dedicated academy league
2022-08-09 22:42
What a shitshow
2022-08-09 22:43
#14
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Belgium Gaetje
I really cant follow all these EG changes
2022-08-09 22:43
3 replies
#16
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Portugal dracø
I'm sure the players themselves don't know who's going to join them in the server anymore
2022-08-09 22:44
2 replies
probably haha
2022-08-09 22:47
hahaha they just get the ip and hope for the best on match day
2022-08-10 12:55
Stan’s glow up is crazy
2022-08-09 22:43
Not one player over 1.0 rating
2022-08-09 22:44
nice gl
2022-08-09 22:46
mixslaw
2022-08-09 22:47
Good for both, good luck.
2022-08-09 22:52
Good players to help these guys learn a few things. Better then Rush sitting on the sidelines getting a free paycheck and Stan hopping between tier 82929 teams
2022-08-09 22:56
1 reply
100%, plus RUSH’s career would probably be over if he rode the bench.
2022-08-09 23:10
#30
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North America minte
Can't believe EG ruined Carpe Diem
2022-08-09 23:01
3 replies
NA has a fetish for signing old washed up players. CIS on the other hand has a fetish for signing young talents guess what region is better?
2022-08-10 03:48
1 reply
#112
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Australia jd4ddy
Na cause 2 na players won last major
2022-08-10 08:18
#128
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United States cybonics
I wish Clasia could've kept his attitude in check or at least gotten support from the Org. he's too good to let go
2022-08-10 21:53
#32
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Hungary szia
-stan -rush +stan +rush
2022-08-09 23:02
1 reply
better than first team
2022-08-10 00:35
#34
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United States ILOVEFEET
HUGE W
2022-08-09 23:05
Step 1: Leave EG Step 2: Join EG
2022-08-09 23:06
1 reply
Step 3: get demoted Step 4: get promoted
2022-08-09 23:28
#36
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Norway fuxzer
2 youngsters replaced by 2 washed old people…. Shit move
2022-08-09 23:07
9 replies
I think it makes perfect sense. An experienced championship winning IGL and an experienced Major winning support are probably 2 of the best things to put around 3 super young academy players.
2022-08-09 23:09
6 replies
Agreed the experienced players are not their to be superstars, but to help the young talent turn into stars. Low IQ dont understand this.
2022-08-09 23:40
Yeah, this is what NA needs right now, some leadership from veterans.
2022-08-10 03:23
So you would put Dosia into gambit because he also was an experienced championship winning guy. :D
2022-08-10 03:53
3 replies
Gambit literally did this with H0bbit lmfao
2022-08-10 03:53
2 replies
Hobbit is way better than Rush and Stanislaw. Hobbit hit a second peak. Rush has never hit a second peak.
2022-08-10 03:55
1 reply
H0bbit was on a t3 Winstrike team where he had a 1.05 rating playing with post NaVi Edward. He was a veteran who was experienced and had won championships before. THAT is why he was brought back to Gambit to lead the Youngsters.
2022-08-10 04:03
This is why NA sucks.
2022-08-10 03:52
#108
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United States evanc
Hey buddy. You're acting like 1 player wasn't kicked for being a shitty teammate and 1 player wasn't promoted to a Blast and ESL partner team and will now get to play real counterstrike against top tier teams (and get his shit pushed in, most likely). Just trying to put this in perspective, it's not like they just booted 2 kids for no reason to make room for 2 old guys. That said, does this really matter, big picture? Not really, they should be really competitive in NA's Challenger league and ESEA cash cups, but that's the only place they'll be playing, at least until EG does some dumb shit with the PA roster..
2022-08-10 07:54
Glad RUSH is still being given an opportunity to play, his career would have been over if EG kept him benched throughout his contract. Hopefully he and Stan can recapture that 2016 Optic magic and help the kids develop.
2022-08-09 23:08
GL Stanislaw, great IGL GL Rush good player too
2022-08-09 23:12
#41
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Denmark Marvelw0w
2 igls 1 0.9 rating awper 1 washed up major champ and a guy named chop what can go wrong
2022-08-09 23:16
#42
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Finland Colikko
I think this team is actually pretty decent if the fact that its full NA team is taken to the consideration. Good mixture of experience and new talent. I think this roster might be more promising than the actual EG squad.
2022-08-09 23:16
1 reply
#76
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United States 1Tuurtle
Idk, you lost the teams best players clasia and hext, and replaced them with Stan and rush, Idk if this will work all that well. It comes down to if walco as not-the-igl can drag well
2022-08-10 00:58
#44
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Brazil Amassado
cool
2022-08-09 23:18
Sooooooo Is CD is better than the main roster now? Stan is a better IGL than NealaN RUSH is close enough to Brehze that it doesn't matter Are Walco, Wiz, and chop = HexT, CerQ, and Tim?
2022-08-09 23:19
4 replies
Auti is arguably the best player EG has right now, though that's not a very high bar to clear in all honesty (no offense to him, it's not his fault his team was shit lol). But your comaprison still makes sense, having similar team structures between squads would allow for players to be moved around easier
2022-08-09 23:30
This is the third EG roster. The second EG roster is still the best EG roster and also have the best players of the 3 rosters.
2022-08-09 23:45
1 reply
#75
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United States 1Tuurtle
Well, djay and viz are worse then Tim, hext, and maybe even chop. Ben as a player is worse then the whole main roster save maybe cerq. Jonji is probably at a similar level to chop and brehze. Pwnalone is the teams best AWPers though, and he elevated pa to EG’s best team imo
2022-08-10 00:54
#73
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United States 1Tuurtle
Wiz is probably worse then cerq, but it’s hard to tell. Walco is worse then hext and tim, chop could be close but we don’t know yet
2022-08-10 00:51
Old Optic duo POG
2022-08-09 23:21
not such a bad lineup lets see how they do
2022-08-09 23:24
Rush is perfect for this team, an upstanding guy with one of the best attitudes on the scene period. No idea about stan but he's not there to frag ig
2022-08-09 23:26
How is Rush 28? He looks 20 if not younger
2022-08-09 23:28
1 reply
the guys been around since the ibp days, not surprised he's 28 not many of those guys are still playing competitively
2022-08-10 00:02
what the fuck is this team
2022-08-09 23:29
Rush is still decent, I'm happy that he found a team
2022-08-09 23:35
#59
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Finland AliSabid
nice
2022-08-09 23:36
This is more like it
2022-08-09 23:47
i dont understand having an academy roster with two 28yos on it? can they even play in any of the academy leagues? i dont actually understand any decision EG has made since tarik left but i guess it has something to do with trying to keep their pro league franchise spot?
2022-08-10 00:09
1 reply
#71
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United States 1Tuurtle
Technically egcd and egpa aren’t academy rosters. It’s meant to be a fluent 15 man roster, which it isn’t, but that’s technically an excuse
2022-08-10 00:48
both are horrible downgrades...
2022-08-10 00:31
RUSH DESERVE BETTER, FO REAL.
2022-08-10 00:42
#70
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United States 1Tuurtle
I was hoping jitter would end up getting signed but this is okay I guess, get some experienced players with the younger ones
2022-08-10 00:47
#72
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Canada Jonesyk
Props to EG for trying to shake things up. Seems the top level of NA CS has been gate kept for a while, good to see the org mixing some vets with up-n-comers. Can only be good for the NA Scene long term imo.
2022-08-10 00:49
Actually good move
2022-08-10 01:01
#80
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Norway Snaids
Get spermy back
2022-08-10 01:34
#82
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Sweden hxm__
LMAOOO CARPE DIEM
2022-08-10 01:56
#83
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Singapore 2200DPI
CARPE DIEM
2022-08-10 02:00
1 reply
#107
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Indonesia LosD
so carpe shut up?
2022-08-10 07:24
Bunch of losers ruin another roster
2022-08-10 02:17
Okay
2022-08-10 02:56
Na never gonna learn sign the same washed up players instead of focusing on young talents. Imagine if CIS signed Edward, Seized, and worldedit every single time a new roster was announced. OH WAIT they don't. Now CIS is one of the strongest regions for CS what a coincidence!
2022-08-10 03:51
#103
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Canada _penguins
I like rush he’ll certainly help to develop the young guys and fits into Hext’s spot pretty good. Stan though? Bit confused why you’d bring a igl into a team with one of the only young promising igls in NA.
2022-08-10 05:20
2 replies
#110
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United States evanc
they want a backup in case (when) nealaN doesn't work out. promise you - in 6 months nealaN is benched or demoted to the PA roster, stan is promoted to the main team to be reunited with brehze and cerq. NA CS org logic XD
2022-08-10 08:01
1 reply
I dont mind Stan coming back, but no fucking way Cerq is still in that squad. What kind of blackmail does he have that he has been able to stay while getting paid money for being worse than Jugi at this point.
2022-08-10 09:07
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-08-10 08:06
I wonder what the score is in the in-house practices. Is EG even ahead?
2022-08-10 09:06
I like comp 3 up incoming players and 2 vets. I hope for some revival for NA scene
2022-08-10 10:45
Optic last dance?
2022-08-10 11:38
2 replies
+tarik when?
2022-08-10 13:55
1 reply
Tarik hasn't played Valorant in like three weeks so maybe today 😜
2022-08-10 17:48
wasn't stan playing valorant?
2022-08-10 12:48
They really want the main lineup the be worse than the other ones lmao
2022-08-10 13:55
Both of them can dominate in womens division
2022-08-10 16:25
1 reply
incorrect GOD olga would annihilate both of these noobs
2022-08-11 19:40
#126
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Brazil GabriaTz
all negative rating team nice !
2022-08-10 19:43
#127
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United States ScanDull
Oh, good, snakeislaw is back. Wait, did I say snakeislaw? I meant to say snakeislaw, I mean snakeislaw, I mean-
2022-08-10 21:22
best igl
2022-08-10 22:18
Stanislaw??????? Omegalul RIP
2022-08-11 02:05
cool
2022-08-11 02:12
Stanislaw back! POG.
2022-08-11 08:04
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