paiN starting five set with zevy and skullz

The move for Romeu "⁠zevy⁠" Rocco is reported to have cost the Brazilian organization around $325,000€.

paiN is back to a full five after parting ways with Gabriel "⁠NEKIZ⁠" Schenato — who signed with O PLANO — and moving Gabriel "⁠nython⁠" Lino to the bench, as the Brazilian squad is now reinforced with the additions of zevy and Felipe "⁠skullz⁠" Medeiros.

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The transfer didn't come cheap for paiN, however, as the organization had to pay a hefty 325,000€ according to Dust.com.br for the 21-year-old Sharks AWPer, as well as another unknown transfer fee for skullz, who joins from ODDIK.

zevy's transfer cost paiN a pretty penny

paiN, who have been hovering around the top 20-30 positions in the world ranking for the majority of 2022, will hope that the signing of two hard-shooting youngsters with room to progress will give the team the extra boost needed to break through into the top 20.

zevy posted a 1.17 rating during his time in Sharks between March 2021 and August 2022, and currently sits at a spectacular 1.38 in the past two months, albeit with only 12 maps played. skullz also has impressive numbers to his name in the last three months, the 20-year-old averages a 1.19 rating across 40 maps played.

It now remains to be seen how the duo, who have mostly competed within the confines in Brazil so far, will adapt outside of their borders as paiN have carved a spot in the international circuit, such as the coming DreamHack Melbourne on September 2-4. Before traveling to Australia, they'll remain in South America for the duration of the Road to Rio RMR open qualifiers.

paiN is now:

Brazil Romeu "⁠zevy⁠" Rocco
Brazil Vinicios "⁠PKL⁠" Coelho
Brazil Wesley "⁠hardzao⁠" Lopes
Brazil Rodrigo "⁠biguzera⁠" Bittencourt
Brazil Felipe "⁠skullz⁠" Medeiros

Brazil Henrique "⁠rikz⁠" Waku (coach)

Brazil Gabriel "⁠nython⁠" Lino (benched)

Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes
Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'nython' Lino
Gabriel 'nython' Lino
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Henrique 'rikz' Waku
Henrique 'rikz' Waku
Age:
31
Team:
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Romeu 'zevy' Rocco
Romeu 'zevy' Rocco
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt
Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
ok
2022-08-16 14:19
2 replies
HLTV internet explorer
2022-08-16 14:20
1 reply
I can literally build a tier 2 EU team 325K EUR. Congratulations being scammed hard Paada KEKW
2022-08-16 19:43
325k for zevy kekw
2022-08-16 14:19
36 replies
It's actually more expensive than that, and it also shows that saffee didn't cost more than that because paiN calls it "the most expensive br cs transfer ever"
2022-08-16 14:21
35 replies
who tf is zevy?
2022-08-16 14:22
13 replies
zevyce* one of the best upcoming awpers in brazil right now, Furia tried getting him before saffee but he was expensive
2022-08-16 14:24
4 replies
furia poor
2022-08-16 14:50
3 replies
#75
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Argentina WaSTe_D
More like brasil has inflated asf transfers
2022-08-16 17:54
2 replies
More like Sharks have ridiculous buyout clauses, Fluxo had to pay big money to get lucaozy out of there aswell
2022-08-16 20:42
argentina poor
2022-08-16 21:15
#16
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United Kingdom tomtom94
if only there was an article that talks about who he is
2022-08-16 14:24
3 replies
Unless he is the new cold paying those figures is just retarded
2022-08-16 14:31
1 reply
it's the market... prices are rising, like in football
2022-08-16 19:19
If only…
2022-08-16 14:33
just some random awper that will switch to valorant in 6 months
2022-08-16 16:08
3 replies
#68
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Luxembourg kindo
no zevy carried sharks to stockholm major
2022-08-16 16:30
1 reply
ok sorry hes the next saffe then
2022-08-16 16:36
nt but he's BR, not NA
2022-08-16 19:20
#22
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Brazil MicaWes
bullshit sharks sell their players for this price because the other organizations are rich and dumb, so they are willing to pay these absurds. but NEVER zevy will cost 325k NEVER
2022-08-16 14:30
20 replies
Indeed, and performance wise Brazil keeps tanking while figures keep growing. It's really a clown show
2022-08-16 14:32
1 reply
#37
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Brazil MicaWes
zevy costing half m0nesy zevy costing equal the entire ex-copenhagen flames roster i'm shocked
2022-08-16 14:43
br orgs are retarded, instead of picking up promising players they wait till they are recognized and pay 1000% mark up for them 9z builds better teams for a fraction of the price because of this exact reason
2022-08-16 14:49
16 replies
#44
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Brazil MicaWes
exactly my friend nqz probably went free to 9z, and he is 10x better than zevy... i'm really in shock of how dumb BR orgs can be and it's not like nython was underperforming and pain wasn't winning games against the other BR teams pain was probably the best BR team playing in NA in the last months
2022-08-16 14:52
15 replies
nqz better than zevy? ok
2022-08-16 14:58
9 replies
#47
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Brazil MicaWes
9z won everything in LATAM and won a map against c9. Won 2 times against furia as well. Meanwhile zevy last match was 2 months ago keep malding delusional
2022-08-16 15:03
5 replies
your argument just say 9z is great as a team it say nothing about individual performance
2022-08-16 19:23
4 replies
#90
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Brazil MicaWes
Bro Check nqz performance in the matches i've mentioned. Check his stats Flair checks out
2022-08-16 20:56
3 replies
i'm not even saying saffee is better nqz or not, but team performance argument means nothing
2022-08-16 21:12
2 replies
#95
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Brazil MicaWes
check his individual performance. or should i write it again? stop denying the undeniable, nqz is performing above the others brazilian awpers
2022-08-16 21:13
1 reply
i see...
2022-08-17 03:07
yes, zevy is a tier 4 player, in sharks he had his moment in the 2021 major and he didn't know how to take advantage of it, while sharks is fused with his ranking +#150... nqz looks at him from above from today until his career I finished. Also Pain is a nail team in which they will never achieve anything, hardzao and biguzera are just friends and they don't mind playing in tier 3
2022-08-16 21:13
2 replies
is that a copypasta?
2022-08-17 03:08
Hardzao is god and biguzera is great in na/sa but in eu he need more expoerence as he chokes. But hardzao would of been better then drop i think hes much better then drop in every aspect. Drop just reminds me like misutaa
2022-08-17 16:05
instead of paying someone 30k/year to scout talent, they will rather pay 300k for 1 player, if they wanted zevy they could have had him 2 years ago for free, he played on a roster with the hottest prospect at the time(vsm) so its not like you could overlook him and yeah I doubt this change will have much impact, pains biggest problem was inconsistency imo, its not like nekiz or nython were bad players they just don't have farmed ratings playing in BR events against shit teams like zevy and skullz
2022-08-16 15:04
2 replies
#49
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Brazil MicaWes
you're so accurate i think skullz over nekiz is nice, nekiz is old and wasn't performing well since a while but 325k for zevy over nython is unacceptable
2022-08-16 15:06
From what coaches of the scene say, Nython was an awp star back in Paqueta/ISG days, he is REALLY good
2022-08-16 16:24
According to Lucas Benaim (periodist and professional smoke-seller) nqz's pass was something around the 40k u$d, but yeah, 9z does not have money to spare so they work with their players slowly making them better, like that you get beasts like Try, dgt and Maxujas
2022-08-16 16:22
1 reply
#91
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Brazil MicaWes
Thank you for the info 40k is acceptable
2022-08-16 20:56
+1
2022-08-16 15:02
meanwhile ence bidding 100k for launx
2022-08-16 14:20
#5
shox | 
Italy BNV
Ez4zevyce
2022-08-16 14:20
#6
 | 
Brazil MicaWes
325k for zevy? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!
2022-08-16 14:20
325,000€ damn bro
2022-08-16 14:21
#10
based | 
Germany N4ime
Never heard of zevy and he costs almost as much as the coppenhagen Flames team lol
2022-08-16 14:22
4 replies
#31
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Brazil bzz1
lol i feel like a clown seeing these kinda prices for tier2 br players, second in a roll also, BR orgs should be signing international players if they gonna spend R$ 1.7 MIL in one fking player smh
2022-08-16 14:37
3 replies
#81
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Brazil MrLucas
yeah except nobody wants to watch a Br org with EU/CIS players
2022-08-16 19:13
2 replies
#92
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Brazil bzz1
yeah speak for yourself
2022-08-16 20:58
1 reply
Hes roght tho brazil been making bad moves but not as bad as NA teams lol. And hes right about one thing thing the brazillians fans still love brazillian teams even if rhey lose and it bring alot of promo and views advertisement more sponsors and investment that way. Is like any sport is also about show and popularity. Otherwise orgs TOs and etc might start pulling out and that's bad for any sport or oranization. But most likely someome would just replace their shoes.
2022-08-17 16:13
lmfao 325k for the farsa gaulesa is just too much
2022-08-16 14:22
what? who and who?
2022-08-16 14:23
#13
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Sweden SofoRion
I thought buying humans was illegal :/
2022-08-16 14:23
1 reply
#39
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Brazil beugen1o
LOL
2022-08-16 14:47
no way those are the figures, clownworld stuff
2022-08-16 14:23
1 reply
2022-08-16 14:25
#17
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Brazil isbetter
Pain top 5 ranking hltv now confirmed. LET'S GOO!!!
2022-08-16 14:24
#19
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Poland mimsonqq
huge boost of performance skullz after kicked from TeamONE
2022-08-16 14:26
1 reply
team one is a joke
2022-08-16 14:40
#20
fer | 
Brazil ANAB
that must be a joke...pay more than R$ 1.000.000,00 for this inconsistent player.
2022-08-16 14:26
3 replies
Money laundering
2022-08-16 14:36
2 replies
Finally someone who understand why they pay so much
2022-08-16 16:12
1 reply
Trying to exchange into inflated monies = profot if u live in brazil lol
2022-08-17 16:15
Players was so expensive that they forgot to make an announcement
2022-08-16 14:26
Sharks printing money
2022-08-16 14:34
The main question: impressive numbers against who?
2022-08-16 14:36
2 replies
#42
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Brazil flytw4tp
againster tier3 pug teams LUL but they're very good indeed so let's see what happens
2022-08-16 14:50
1 reply
Yeah, I'm sure they are. Nowadays everyone can win everyone and the border between t1 and t2 teams is almost gone
2022-08-16 15:24
325k for a tier 4 awper. Pain got scammed big fucking time. They'll get that money back prolly once they sell biguzera
2022-08-16 14:36
#30
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Poland mimsonqq
is zevy huge upgrade over nython?
2022-08-16 14:36
2 replies
#34
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Brazil 0mega_
No lol that's why this is dumb If Maluk3 was their awper I would understand, but nython was their 2nd best player by far
2022-08-16 14:41
#35
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Brazil MicaWes
not even close! nython was performing very well imagine paying 325k to replace your 2nd best rated player for a small upgrade i can't even believe my friend
2022-08-16 14:42
bench best player and then pay 300k for his replacement this management....
2022-08-16 14:37
4 replies
nython asked to be benched mate
2022-08-16 14:43
3 replies
#38
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Brazil MicaWes
source please
2022-08-16 14:44
2 replies
Info by Apoka, last Donos da Bala youtu.be/1DQzfxP6W1s 51:20
2022-08-16 15:10
1 reply
#58
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Brazil MicaWes
thank you friend weird choice coming from nython imo
2022-08-16 15:44
#40
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Brazil flytw4tp
both players skilled but nython was literally their best player so i don't get this change... especially why paying that amount for a player in a tier2 scene
2022-08-16 14:49
2 replies
biguzera better , but i dont understand nython beching either
2022-08-16 15:14
2022-08-16 15:15
benching nython is weird... man is a beast
2022-08-16 15:13
1 reply
2022-08-16 15:15
"$325,000€" , which one ????? euro or dollar ?
2022-08-16 15:35
2 replies
Euro
2022-08-16 15:50
Argentinian pesos
2022-08-17 18:28
Zevvy is more expensive than Zywoo when he was still in AAA lol
2022-08-16 15:38
´´$325,000€´´ new currency???
2022-08-16 15:48
#61
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Korea Stephenkek
Lucaozy and zevy Sharks ez 500K+ Euro kek
2022-08-16 15:54
1 reply
ez farm :D
2022-08-16 16:52
lmao
2022-08-16 16:14
This upgrade from nython to zevy at this price... really not worth it. The question that remains is where nython will go. It seems he will warm pain's bench for a while.
2022-08-16 16:24
The PAIN team got much better, maybe this is the best team they've ever had.
2022-08-16 16:51
Sharks wtf
2022-08-16 16:56
#73
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Poland SebL
Great signings tbh., but I'm really surprised they benched nython, he looked really good I feel like, atleast in the matches I've watched. Anyway, GL boys. This paiN team has been really good to watch in the last season.
2022-08-16 17:39
4 replies
He asked to be benched
2022-08-16 19:58
3 replies
#103
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Poland SebL
Why?
2022-08-17 11:32
2 replies
Nobody never said, not the journalists, not nython himself but probably a health problem or family problem or he didn't trust the team anymore, didn't feel it
2022-08-17 14:06
1 reply
#108
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Poland SebL
Really sad, I hope he can bounce back in the future.
2022-08-17 16:56
zevyce too strong
2022-08-16 17:52
who cares
2022-08-16 17:56
#77
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Canada _penguins
Nython was super good, interested to see this new dude farm premier
2022-08-16 18:38
#78
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Brazil PauloVisk
Skullz is new talent !! Zevyce is monster !! PKL is very bad !! Nithon is nice ! *-*
2022-08-16 18:41
Zevy is good but 325k for him was absurd and even so they probably won't qualify for RMR
2022-08-16 18:49
Zevy god
2022-08-16 19:01
#84
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Brazil bronly4
325k euros is low money get over with it guys stop bitching here
2022-08-16 19:21
#88
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Brazil hugoooo
ZEVYCE I'm so happy that both him and lucaozy will play vs EU teams, they deserved it for so long!
2022-08-16 20:41
Totally unreasonable. €325,000 for a tier 4 player. Zevy had his moment in the 2021 major and he didn't take advantage of it, sharks were never a good team and that's why they fell to the place they belong, +#150 hltv ranking. The joke is that in Pain a not very serious team led by hardzao and biguzera who are just friends and don't mind playing well in tier 3.
2022-08-16 21:18
325k for a dude with no achievements
2022-08-16 22:02
#99
vsm | 
Brazil tlszin
Ez for Z E V Y C E
2022-08-17 00:48
#100
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Brazil CookieH
BANGER
2022-08-17 01:10
wtf is this shit? dude cant even outfrag ♿ dance party members. 325k??? seems fake as fuck. or someone got scammed hard as fuck.
2022-09-04 11:44
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