Entropiq place El1an on transfer list

Dmitriy "⁠SENSEi⁠" Shvorak will play the coming ESL Challenger Rotterdam Closed Qualifier with Entropiq.

Entropiq's longtime AWPer Aleksei "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev will no longer start for the team and has been made transferable by the Czech organization. The 23-year-old and Entropiq agreed mutually that the best way forward is to make changes, and the AWPer has been moved to the bench ahead of the upcoming ESL Challenger Rotterdam closed qualifier.

Entropiq will field a stand-in for the closed qualifier, Ukraine's SENSEi. The 23-year-old that has been showing promising performances with Iron Branch, averaging a 1.26 rating in the lower echelons of European competition.

El1an's future is bound to be outside of Entropiq

El1an's benching comes three months after the squad's latest change in June, when Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev was let go to bring on Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov. Victory has been elusive since then, however, Entropiq's most recent outing at ESL Challenger Melbourne ending in the semi-finals at the hands of Imperial.

Entropiq also struggled before bringing on mir, they went home early at ESL Pro League Season 15 and the PGL Major Antwerp Europe RMR in the second half of 2021. El1an has long been one of Russian's most promising snipers, but his 1.10 rating in 2022 is a far cry from his 2020 and 2021 form, when he posted 1.20 and 1.22 ratings, respectively. His three-month average shows that it hasn't been smooth sailing of late, dipping down to 1.04.

"El1an is undoubtedly a world-class player who has been an integral part of the many successes we have achieved together," Entropiq's CEO, Daniel Kloud, told HLTV.

"We always listen to our players and their wishes. When Aleksei came to us with the suggestion of a new challenge, we ourselves felt that it was the right time to take this step. We wish Aleksei the best of luck and hope to find the right club for him. It was truly a pleasure working with him."

The Russian squad will start their ESL Challenger Rotterdam Closed Qualifier run on Friday, September 16, with a best-of-three opening match against fnatic Rising in the double-elimination bracket.

Entropiq's ESL Challenger Rotterdam closed qualifier lineup is:

Russia Aleksei "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov
Russia Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko
Russia Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov
Russia Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy
Ukraine Dmitriy "⁠SENSEi⁠" Shvorak (stand-in)

Russia Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov (coach)

Russia Aleksei "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev (benched)

Russia Aleksei 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksei 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1316
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
474
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.56
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1027
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
915
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Russia Aleksei 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Aleksei 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1191
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
oh wow
2022-09-15 18:48
3 replies
unluko
2022-09-15 18:48
2 replies
ahhahahahahhaahaha
2022-09-15 19:19
they knew they needed to make changes when they lost to tier 3 washed fallen
2022-09-15 21:14
forze el1an
2022-09-15 18:48
11 replies
Zorte is way better
2022-09-15 18:56
4 replies
same level
2022-09-15 18:59
3 replies
and zorte younger. so ez zorte.
2022-09-15 23:20
1 reply
Zorte actually older though. He's still better, but yea.
2022-09-20 05:54
+1
2022-09-16 18:21
#52
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Croatia KraljBrk
Wtf zorte is good for forze still, i like both but no need to change forze
2022-09-15 19:01
5 replies
I think zorte deserves better than forze anyway + el1an would fit their playstyle better in my opinion
2022-09-15 19:58
4 replies
No team would pick up zorte lol Alsp forze is a decent enough team
2022-09-16 01:41
#170
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Croatia KraljBrk
Nothing better really looking for awper though, sprout only place but imo mantuu would be best fit there
2022-09-16 04:14
2 replies
nip perhaps
2022-09-16 09:48
1 reply
#200
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Croatia KraljBrk
He was in a slump in entropiq, elian is good but not good enough to gamble on him all of a sudden doing well again
2022-09-16 18:04
Pog
2022-09-15 18:48
#5
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Czech Republic Solace_
rip
2022-09-15 18:48
unexpected tbh
2022-09-15 18:49
Rip
2022-09-15 18:49
what
2022-09-15 18:49
SENSEI GOAT HATERS GONNA HATE
2022-09-15 18:49
3 replies
#103
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Latvia Vebster
Ti huli govorish, esli doma molchat bzdum
2022-09-15 19:48
2 replies
+1
2022-09-15 20:20
1 reply
#210
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Australia Breeww
+1 ( no idea what he said though)
2022-09-20 06:13
Theres your new awper NIP.
2022-09-15 18:49
18 replies
literally worse than es3tag
2022-09-15 18:55
16 replies
Nah
2022-09-15 18:57
15 replies
bro barely speaks english and has a 0.99 against top20 this year
2022-09-15 18:59
14 replies
REZ is awping now, not es3tag
2022-09-15 19:04
3 replies
yes, i know
2022-09-15 19:04
Rez awp literaly 1 and half of a game
2022-09-16 04:07
Es3tag speaks amazing English
2022-09-16 10:05
I dont understand how a country fails so bad that even young ppl dont speak english. SOurce?
2022-09-15 20:53
8 replies
#137
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Finland quton
Ryssä going to ryssiä
2022-09-15 21:52
1 reply
who created Ryssä?) Finland?
2022-09-16 16:17
Well, it's generally harder for most slavs to learn English because of different alphabet and the entire language structure (not that I defend them or anything, russia is even a different situation cuz of their bs mentality and politics, but I can take it as one of be of the possible explanations)
2022-09-16 01:38
4 replies
#174
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Russia czern0bog
I think it's more due to the fact that a lot of people speak Russian and, accordingly, we have a lot of our own content as well as good dubbing in films, the only reason to learn English is to raise your salary maybe
2022-09-16 07:11
2 replies
Watching movies in English feels so much better tbh, regardless of "how good your dubbing is" (we also have some decent dubbing, but still I definitely prefer original versions. Maybe only watching some cartoons is better in our language cuz sometimes they even add some local jokes lmao) And speaking english at least on A2 level is a basic education
2022-09-16 09:29
Hahahaha dubbing is never even close to good
2022-09-16 11:39
Russian is actually easier than you think, the alphabet may be a bit confusing at times but really it's easy. If you know English and German, Russian is a very simple language. Now chinese on the other hand, that shit is difficult
2022-09-19 06:10
CS:source
2022-09-16 09:18
a lot of it could have been internal issues in the team, we already know he can play good against tier 1 from 2021 he just needs new motivation and NIP honestly just needs an awper that can collect easy frags
2022-09-27 04:07
He's Russian
2022-09-15 18:59
+headtrick
2022-09-15 18:49
11 replies
I doubt Navi will sell to Russian org. if they aren't good move
2022-09-15 19:05
9 replies
Entropiq are a czech org
2022-09-15 19:09
Org isnt russian
2022-09-15 19:20
#82
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Hungary BYZMO
Entropiq not russian
2022-09-15 19:21
Bruh even the article says it's a Czech org...
2022-09-15 19:35
4 replies
so
2022-09-15 20:30
3 replies
Czechia is not in Russia... We share a border with you god dammit
2022-09-15 20:37
2 replies
German education xdd
2022-09-15 22:09
1 reply
fake flagger
2022-09-15 22:15
Nice ,,Russian" Org XD
2022-09-16 01:23
Good choice but probably too expensive for Entropiq.
2022-09-16 05:13
expected from a bot
2022-09-15 18:49
Should've never benched lack1
2022-09-15 18:50
1 reply
+1
2022-09-15 21:17
sensei going to prove that he was not cheating
2022-09-15 18:50
expected
2022-09-15 18:50
#17
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Finland iamjoe
ez4radarhack senpai
2022-09-15 18:50
#18
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I had a feeling this was coming...
2022-09-15 18:50
#19
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Brazil Anarchybr
Entropiq never was the same after that VINI 1x3 clutch who eliminated them from Stockholm Major Change my mind
2022-09-15 18:50
4 replies
yea, since this they are doing bad
2022-09-15 18:51
1 reply
#36
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Brazil Anarchybr
Right? They were a legit force back then, consistently beating top 10 teams The same thing happened to Spirit a bit earlier in 2021, thy looked like the next CIS for and then proceeded to suck
2022-09-15 18:56
Naw, they were doing fine after Stockholm. I'd say that they've been playing horribly ever since the rmr and when they canceled iem Dallas after qualifying for it imo.
2022-09-15 18:56
#156
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United States cmohr
Yeah sure it was a singular clutch from your favorite brazilian player, it has nothing to do with them changing lack1 or the war that is killing tens of thousands of Russians and Ukrainians
2022-09-15 23:13
bb alien
2022-09-15 18:50
#22
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Pakistan LoOuU2
It's sensei time! Been saying this for long , that guy deserves a chance . From the infamous Hakuma squad , that guy was legit for sure. Hope he can perform !
2022-09-15 18:52
1 reply
"for sure" I can't say, but I agree that he deserves a chance. I'd much rather see him on this team than deko any day.
2022-09-15 18:59
#23
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Ukraine SwissRolls
isnt he their best player
2022-09-15 18:52
6 replies
#26
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
yeah but surely adding a cheater will improve any team
2022-09-15 18:53
**isnt he their best player online ? or **isnt he their best inconsistent player ? or ***isn't he their best player to choke on crucial rounds ?
2022-09-15 18:55
i thought the same, he used to be their be player
2022-09-15 19:05
forester is way better
2022-09-15 19:15
#136
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Canada kse1
i always thought he was overrated, super inconsistent, dude plays out of his mind 1 game then bottom frags the next 7 games
2022-09-15 21:46
Maybe a year ago, he's been getting worse and worse. His rating is very low given that they mostly play tier 2-3 and below.
2022-09-16 05:18
Krad trembling rn
2022-09-15 18:53
1 reply
They won't kick him
2022-09-16 09:05
#27
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France Dunne_V1
Great now -Cerq +El1an
2022-09-15 18:53
3 replies
+1
2022-09-15 20:28
Good idea
2022-09-16 01:24
Anyome deserves more chamce then xera that bulharian paycheck stealer bad ever since NRG times. Eveven i nonamer deserve chance and would do better
2022-09-16 03:32
Ig in hindsight it's not very surprising...elian was always on and off...mostly off but when on guy just became mad
2022-09-15 18:54
hahaha
2022-09-15 18:54
#31
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Asia flipflop
kinda expected...he's not consistent enough
2022-09-15 18:54
#32
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Czech Republic smrtss
rip bozo
2022-09-15 18:54
#33
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Sweden nathanel
Thought for sure krad would go before him
2022-09-15 18:55
Replacing El1an with a radar hacker who plays in tier 4 cs is ridiculous, I'm sure he left on his own considering he has family related issues. Best of luck to Aleksey, hopefully he bounces back better than ever, there will be good oportunities for him surely. Rip og Winstrike lineup I became a fan of, I'm afraid this is an end of an era.
2022-09-15 18:56
19 replies
#44
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Brazil Anarchybr
What’s the deal with El1an? He looked so good last year and since Stockholm he’s being pretty average
2022-09-15 18:58
1 reply
Idk man, all I can tell you is that he has family issues since the war started so his recent performances are affected by that surely
2022-09-15 19:09
"radar hacker" 0 evidence of that other than some schizotheories of ppl like u
2022-09-15 19:00
15 replies
pls shut up already
2022-09-15 19:05
1 reply
who hurt you
2022-09-15 19:44
0 evidence lol xD
2022-09-15 19:07
9 replies
well there is none otherwise they would have been banned
2022-09-15 19:37
7 replies
They dont ban players anymore no one really cares if someone is cheating
2022-09-15 19:41
1 reply
source: xcxc
2022-09-15 19:42
There are none because it was on tournament where ESIC isn't responsible to conduct any investigation for malicious activities
2022-09-15 22:07
4 replies
so then? no proof no case
2022-09-15 22:15
3 replies
If you are that interested in truth, make your own investigation. For everyone else the truth is already known
2022-09-15 22:21
2 replies
truth is they are clean
2022-09-15 22:24
1 reply
No, they are just lucky for using cheats on this specific event. If it happened in some IEM RMR for example, they would've been banned a long ago
2022-09-15 22:26
The evidence is not there cauae the TO didnt recordvoice comms ir anything. Even s1mple said they cheated he knows better bevauae as a kid he got vac
2022-09-16 03:34
#154
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Ukraine d3adLY
they were 100% cheaters, everyone knows it
2022-09-15 22:47
2 replies
"everyone" yeah every schizo
2022-09-15 22:57
1 reply
#157
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Ukraine d3adLY
lmao, it was obv just look at clips and their games after that rmr
2022-09-15 23:16
First avangar (buster), now this core. Well, they will get back to their old level in lower tiers for sure. New teams will come out, cis has plenty upcoming youngsters as well. In 2 years some new lineups will be within the top20, who knows who’s gonna be in there. Example : current c9 who needed +hobbit as an experienced guy helping the youngsters, Elian, buster, Krad for example aren’t veterans but they have some experience at least.. that can do wonders. While I’m happy for Yekindar being a part of liquid I really wanted to see him play with Elian again at some point
2022-09-15 22:14
isnt that like 2 weeks old news lol
2022-09-15 18:57
-xiter +radarxiter Gj
2022-09-15 18:57
#42
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Philippines sijibats
Entropiq got a lot of vision now
2022-09-15 18:57
+anarkez
2022-09-15 18:57
5 replies
anarkez flopped last time speaking russian in hellraisers
2022-09-15 19:00
4 replies
#111
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Russia evGGenx0
he still speaks good cuz his gf is russian
2022-09-15 20:22
2 replies
Bro he knows Russian only because his parents are Russian speakers or at least the mother or the father.
2022-09-15 21:29
1 reply
#153
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Russia evGGenx0
his mom and gf are russian and he speaks very well on the stream
2022-09-15 22:42
Because Hellraisers were already failing as a whole even before the inclusion of anarkez
2022-09-15 21:29
#51
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France Diodele
no god please no nooooooo (c) use radar-hacker from the botkuma -respect for entropiq
2022-09-15 19:01
#54
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Estonia Eduzera
expected, from 1.25 rating to 1.05, he was a god and turn to a bot
2022-09-15 19:02
#55
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Croatia KraljBrk
Why not change -nickleback +headtrick
2022-09-15 19:02
1 reply
Frankenstein*
2022-09-16 03:36
Radar.exe
2022-09-15 19:03
axaxaxaxaxxaxaxa hooch and sensei toegether in one team, zemlya betonom
2022-09-15 19:05
El1an is 23?damn! Btw I remember people putting him over broky
2022-09-15 19:06
1 reply
+ i thought he is like 19-20
2022-09-15 19:08
#64
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Brazil Desario
is this sensei a hacker?
2022-09-15 19:07
5 replies
yes, surprised they give him a chance after the Akuma bullshit
2022-09-15 19:11
4 replies
Meanwhile: Literal top-1 player: S1mple Aka well known banned cheater in the past Oh boy the irony
2022-09-15 22:16
3 replies
Cheating in mm game as a kid is not same as cheating in official tournament as adult qhere its yoir job nd u get paid big money. Dumb example u given.
2022-09-16 03:38
2 replies
you're just biased as usual. if it's suddenly a celebrity you like then their past behaviour is ok and to be excused. just twist everything around so you can still defend your celeb crush. but for every newcomer / nonamer besides that its ''once a cheater, always a cheater'' with the fun fact of sensei not even being one, actually if you compare s1mple to sensei, s1mple is even worse BECAUSE he got caught and banned whereas sensei to this day.. never was and that all at a time with a lot of investigative groups being on the scene currently but yeah go spread your fairytailes and let your negativity of your sad life out on others
2022-09-16 15:34
1 reply
Not my fault u dumb
2022-09-17 11:00
Fuck this scene, team adds proven cheater to line-up
2022-09-15 19:08
4 replies
3 replies
2022-09-16 07:17
2 replies
1 reply
#193
2022-09-16 16:41
Expected
2022-09-15 19:09
he was really bad the last few months
2022-09-15 19:12
Remove lack1 was a mistake
2022-09-15 19:15
#75
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Russia mshkoda
Looks strange, i hope hooch knows what to do with it
2022-09-15 19:15
Bruh mfs bringing in a cheater
2022-09-15 19:17
Old cheaters from hard legion meet new cheaters from akuma A match made in heaven LMAO
2022-09-15 19:17
2 replies
Actually the real cheater was zoner while akuma used radarhack and not help from coach
2022-09-15 19:30
1 reply
All cheaters in my book. Dont tell me the players didnt know what the coach was doing
2022-09-15 20:02
Imagine sign radar hacker and matchfixer
2022-09-15 19:19
5 replies
+1
2022-09-15 19:27
+1
2022-09-15 19:29
+1
2022-09-15 19:42
#133
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Sri Lanka dejmanOOO
+1
2022-09-15 21:36
#147
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Russia DomRemi
+1
2022-09-15 22:18
#83
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Sweden EntonXD
no need for an igl anymore since sensei can just call everyones positions anyways
2022-09-15 19:22
1 reply
Lmao nickelback can sit back and relax
2022-09-15 19:42
cheater as stand in, easy win
2022-09-15 19:24
Wow
2022-09-15 19:26
#87
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Finland AliSabid
Rip
2022-09-15 19:27
Cheater got offer lmao what a shame for scene
2022-09-15 19:29
1 reply
#144 ????
2022-09-15 22:17
#90
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Australia rationale
"We always listen to our players and their wishes. When Aleksei came to us with the suggestion of a new challenge, we ourselves felt that it was the right time to take this step. We wish Aleksei the best of luck and hope to find the right club for him. It was truly a pleasure working with him." That's a load of BS/PR. This never happened.
2022-09-15 19:30
4 replies
How do you know? Elian could leave cuz he saw that the team went downhill since April and decided to leave
2022-09-15 19:43
#178
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CIS TheBigSAM
vk.com/wall-115650904_5764 "There is no surprise here. Maybe it should have been done earlier. Even before Melbourne, right after RMR quals, I wrote to my team that I'll be leaving after Australia. So everyone knew everything, just waiting for the anouncement." It must have happened: El1an obviously talked about leaving with CEO and others
2022-09-16 08:17
2 replies
#197
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Australia rationale
Good catch, looks like it's a real deal. He benched himself because he lost confidence.
2022-09-16 16:28
1 reply
#202
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CIS TheBigSAM
He talks about both his confidence in himself and his team's confidence in him. so yeah, EIQ had some mental problems inside. The post is not negative in any way tho, El1an left on good terms and is planning on returning next season
2022-09-16 19:13
Who tf is sensei
2022-09-15 19:31
1 reply
kid from akuma
2022-09-15 19:35
Any comments from hooch?
2022-09-15 19:43
1 reply
#177
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CIS TheBigSAM
Only from El1an himself
2022-09-16 08:09
I’m replacing a good awper with a good awper
2022-09-15 19:55
AKUMA ERA !
2022-09-15 19:59
expected, called it a while ago :)
2022-09-15 20:15
#112
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France juli00_
+SENSEi
2022-09-15 20:27
expected but not expected. he was insane since joining entropiq but he fell of hard after adding mir
2022-09-15 20:31
Aurora El1an
2022-09-15 20:45
1 reply
would be cool
2022-09-15 21:00
I considered him the most handsome cs go pro, until i figured out that he supports Ukraine, since then he doesnt exist for me
2022-09-15 20:51
Wow, SENSEi - people certainly have a short memory. Most obvious cheater I've ever seen. Maybe he doesn't any more and is good without it - but I will never forget those videos
2022-09-15 21:03
7 replies
you're delusional, bro, he never cheated
2022-09-15 21:05
2 replies
Watch this video and then tell me who is delusional youtube.com/watch?v=t_UaP_y35w0 There is no reason for a player to look at his radar as much as this during a gunfight, and definitely not in a 1on1. If you watch this video and tell me they are not using a radar hack or a second screen, then you are clueless.
2022-09-16 08:24
1 reply
he's a cheater because he looked away from the screen? what next? he's a cheater because he scratched his ass? do you realize how ridiculous it sounds? half of teams in that tournament, including Gambit, played without face cams at all. Could've been looking off-screen the entire time for all we know,
2022-09-16 10:49
#124
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Ukraine ShimonSS
Dude you deffo have a short memory as well, as elian was in the same situation as sensei, people were calling him a cheater and stuff like that, lol
2022-09-15 21:08
2 replies
Do you really compare that videos provided by Zeus with what Akuma has been recorded with?
2022-09-16 00:26
1 reply
#194
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Ukraine ShimonSS
Yeah, both situations include circumstantial evidence only, so what's the difference?
2022-09-16 15:49
#125
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Germany Sytrox
Now they will win every game with SENSEi... Check his PC pls ESL admins
2022-09-15 21:12
El1an to NAVI ez
2022-09-15 21:14
1 reply
Na’Vi Junior maybe
2022-09-16 04:38
Zeus was ritght about him...
2022-09-15 21:42
2 replies
What did he say?
2022-09-16 00:10
1 reply
That he is cheater and zeus said he will be banned from his tournament kekw
2022-09-16 07:42
rip a lion
2022-09-15 21:43
They had enough of that onliner
2022-09-15 22:02
F!
2022-09-16 08:38
wtf? I thought he was one of the better players on that team? oh well
2022-09-16 09:16
2 replies
#195
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Ukraine ShimonSS
it was true until mir came in
2022-09-16 15:50
1 reply
ahhh ok true
2022-09-16 19:18
#188
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France MIK120
F
2022-09-16 11:00
#189
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Russia el1ge_
umm, i thought hooch was one of the biggest akuma haters, but now he just decided to play with SENSEi, ok nevermind
2022-09-16 11:37
he looks like flamie
2022-09-16 17:26
Guys idk if you all can read but article literally says El1an wanted new "challenge" and wanted to leave
2022-09-18 18:37
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point after all XD
2022-09-22 10:18
saddd
2022-09-18 20:46
#213
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Greece Fangu1
Ez for god Sensei aka Navi slayer
2022-09-27 19:55
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