500 announce Bulgarian roster

The ex-SKADE lineup has found a new home.

500, an organization sponsored by 500 Casino, has entered the Counter-Strike scene by signing a Bulgarian roster composed of former FATE and SKADE members. The team will be led by Nikolay "⁠niki1⁠" Pantaleev, who is joined by Ivan "⁠Patrick⁠" Ivanov, Aleks "⁠Rainwaker⁠" Petrov, Denislav "⁠dennyslaw⁠" Dimitrov, and Georgi "⁠SHiPZ⁠" Grigorov.

The Bulgarian roster, currently ranked No. 63 in the world, was previously playing under the ex-SKADE moniker and recently placed 9-16th in CCT South Europe Series 1 after a loss to Spirit.

SHiPZ returns in 500

The ex-SKADE trio of Rainwaker, dennyslaw, and SHiPZ played together for almost three years for the Norwegian organization, peaking at No. 17 in the world rankings. They did so in April of 2022, after winning Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 and Pinnacle Cup III, notably defeating Vitality. They then entered a period of stagnation, dropping down the rankings before getting released by the organization after they could not agree on contract extensions.

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SKADE parts ways with Bulgarian roster

niki1 and Patrick played together in FATE in the lower reaches of the scene, the team rarely entering the top 100 in the last year and a half. The quintet now joins forces to try and put Bulgarian CS back on the map, as the nation struggled to put together a winning team in recent times.

500 are:

Bulgaria Georgi "⁠SHiPZ⁠" Grigorov
Bulgaria Denislav "⁠dennyslaw⁠" Dimitrov
Bulgaria Aleks "⁠Rainwaker⁠" Petrov
Bulgaria Ivan "⁠Patrick⁠" Ivanov
Bulgaria Nikolay "⁠niki1⁠" Pantaleev

Bulgaria Nikolay 'niki1' Pantaleev
Nikolay 'niki1' Pantaleev
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1072
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Bulgaria Aleks 'Rainwaker' Petrov
Aleks 'Rainwaker' Petrov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1208
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Bulgaria Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1254
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Bulgaria Ivan 'Patrick' Ivanov
Ivan 'Patrick' Ivanov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1776
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
#1
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Estonia Swixyzz
gl
2022-10-28 22:51
6 replies
dream3r?
2022-10-29 05:47
Kinda good match, bulgarian players + gambling site
2022-10-29 07:05
3 replies
#150
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Bulgaria HarDDDD
Lmao good one :D
2022-10-29 07:24
Lol +1111
2022-10-29 12:30
:DDDDDD so obv
2022-10-29 12:33
Solid tier500
2022-10-29 14:38
ez
2022-10-28 22:51
3 replies
trash team
2022-10-29 04:56
Need 495 more players
2022-10-29 11:22
1 reply
XD
2022-10-29 20:39
322 esports
2022-10-28 22:51
9 replies
#6
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Portugal rbm14
you beat me to it
2022-10-28 22:51
1 reply
Does this happens because they are from BULGARIA??
2022-10-29 01:54
frrrrrr the org is legit a casino as well HAHAH
2022-10-28 23:10
31y old player? "ok"
2022-10-28 23:11
4 replies
#99
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Other roeJ_fan
what's wrong with being a 31yo player
2022-10-29 00:16
2 replies
im older, i wont mention my age but when i play faceit they flame me for my age so in esports, "pro scene" everything after 30 is considered slow reactions and dogshit? im just the messenger bro
2022-10-29 20:40
1 reply
#195
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Other roeJ_fan
solo q cs is just a toxic hellhole, u can be flamed for anything well 30+ yo players aren't really known as great fraggers but most of them are igl's so they are compensating their reduced fragging with good calls p.s. and yeah i think some of current gen stars will remain good even after they hit 30 or more
2022-10-29 22:20
#141
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Germany aL1337
Not even old
2022-10-29 04:44
#106
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Romania ali_nah
wait a betting site with a team might be good for future
2022-10-29 00:48
#4
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Portugal rbm14
lmao this reeks of 322
2022-10-28 22:51
1 reply
Lmao yeah contractual obligation to fix matches
2022-10-29 00:11
#5
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Brazil MIBR_IS_BAD
nice
2022-10-28 22:51
Matchfix
2022-10-28 22:51
#8
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Nigeria Zimbaebwe
500$ salary?
2022-10-28 22:51
3 replies
#30
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Finland aleksiii
no. 322$
2022-10-28 22:58
500 dollar salary + 50000 dollar matchfixing
2022-10-28 23:17
at least they get something, unlike u mugabe supporters
2022-10-29 17:04
this logo is ugly asf
2022-10-28 22:51
2 replies
#69
jemi | 
Finland FISHEY
This team isnt here to make it to the major but money u know)
2022-10-28 23:30
#95
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Sweden noddyy
i like it
2022-10-29 00:07
#10
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Argentina WaSTe_D
i though 500 bulgarian players
2022-10-28 22:51
2 replies
500 roster better than eg
2022-10-28 23:44
there arent that many bulgarians
2022-10-29 10:27
ok
2022-10-28 22:51
500 KEKW
2022-10-28 22:51
#13
NAF | 
Canada Bak2BED
322 time
2022-10-28 22:52
worst logo on hltv
2022-10-28 22:52
#15
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Poland mimsonqq
ESIC that should be illegal matchfixers joining gambling site org
2022-10-28 22:52
10 replies
literally nothing illegal about that dont talk if u have no clue what ur talking about
2022-10-28 23:02
4 replies
#43
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Poland mimsonqq
first watch a few skade games then talk to me
2022-10-28 23:07
3 replies
thats not the point
2022-10-28 23:11
2 replies
#52
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Poland mimsonqq
ex skade team was banned in almost every single gambling sites, and now they are joing csgo500. thats the point
2022-10-28 23:12
1 reply
yes and theres nothing illegal about it stop talking nonsense
2022-10-28 23:26
Esic are pure trash which have their own % from 322 What are you talking about
2022-10-28 23:38
3 replies
#140
RpK | 
Croatia Mikylm
Can you explain what 322 is
2022-10-29 04:09
2 replies
322 = match fixing Afaik it originated from someone winning $322 on a fixed Dota match or something
2022-10-29 06:15
1 reply
#161
RpK | 
Croatia Mikylm
Aha Thanks for clarifiying
2022-10-29 10:19
Anyone with an iq over 50 will not bet on them. But yeah, we can't count on that.
2022-10-28 23:42
#16
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Serbia eliiiiii_
500 matches to be fixed lol you fell off + ratio
2022-10-28 22:52
#17
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Russia w1ndcast
org`s logo and name look like a joke
2022-10-28 22:53
500 Casino and Bulgarians, what a juicy colaboration!
2022-10-28 22:53
100
2022-10-28 22:54
Sponsored by bet site org. You know what this means
2022-10-28 22:54
2 replies
better than having sponsors that is owned by the teams owner hahhahahaha -friendly fire
2022-10-28 23:07
1 reply
I meant they are match fixers
2022-10-28 23:23
wjere h4rn
2022-10-28 22:54
#22
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Romania Nickname90
worst logo and name in esports
2022-10-28 22:54
1 reply
bro its marketing
2022-10-28 22:58
#23
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China RADNIKEY
Where is Bubble
2022-10-28 22:55
#24
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Yugoslavia Aradia
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA?
2022-10-28 22:55
2 replies
eh good old times
2022-10-28 23:31
#76
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Bulgaria DeYou
xddd
2022-10-28 23:35
#25
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Romania SkipLD
i give them 6 months
2022-10-28 22:55
1 reply
And they will be fired for disobeying and not throwing?
2022-10-29 01:10
they troll the cs com
2022-10-28 22:56
#27
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Italy Antonio_
baldgarians goated
2022-10-28 22:58
Team sponsored by bet site, bulgarian, mmmm, suspect. 4 month maximum.
2022-10-28 22:58
#31
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Hungary szia
csgo gamba site signs blastlisted roster i see no problem here
2022-10-28 23:00
322
2022-10-28 23:00
nice another bulgarian team thats gonna throw matches and earn on betting
2022-10-28 23:00
THEY CANT KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS (in Jesse Pinkmans voice)
2022-10-28 23:01
501
2022-10-28 23:02
Imagine making bulgariateam without harn or poizon
2022-10-28 23:03
500, an organization sponsored by 500 Casino OMEGALUL
2022-10-28 23:03
#39
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Europe dooddi
lmao
2022-10-28 23:05
more like 322
2022-10-28 23:06
again official matchfix team and HLTV even do a post about it LUL gg
2022-10-28 23:06
#44
 | 
Poland Burgers
Bulgaria announces 500 rosters
2022-10-28 23:09
Match fixers playing for betting company KEKW
2022-10-28 23:09
Ladies and Gentelman, 322 announcing a rebranding, now they are called 500.
2022-10-28 23:10
skin ogres 2.0
2022-10-28 23:10
future major winners
2022-10-28 23:11
1 reply
#120
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World orlofff
future bugat buy niki1
2022-10-29 01:20
Wake up honey, it's time for your 16th Bulgarian roster shuffle.
2022-10-28 23:13
#54
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India slavloli
322 team to fix t2-t3 matches
2022-10-28 23:13
This is like match made in heaven lol
2022-10-28 23:14
i just hope all betting companies will block all games with them.
2022-10-28 23:14
1 reply
The games will still be available on 500 Casino KEK
2022-10-29 06:21
#57
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Poland Beytaler
matchfixers signed by gamble site XDD
2022-10-28 23:15
#59
 | 
Russia grg00dkrg
M A T C H F I X 0-500
2022-10-28 23:18
#60
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Sweden skorpan
neeeeeed h4rn, Best Bulgarian out there which also plays for a really bad team.
2022-10-28 23:19
welcome
2022-10-28 23:23
500USD roster matchfixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
2022-10-28 23:26
Another org wants a cut from pinnacle everyday bullshit
2022-10-28 23:27
#68
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Albania tanzania89
only way that bulgarians can make a solid top 20 team is dennyslaw awp shipz lurker rainwaker entry h4rn star player/2nd awp redstar igl/support
2022-10-28 23:27
500, but -178
2022-10-28 23:30
why would you need 500 people to announce a team??
2022-10-28 23:32
#73
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Brazil fahed
i give it 3 months
2022-10-28 23:32
#74
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Sweden cslipo
HAAHHAHA
2022-10-28 23:33
#75
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Russia HikZ
322
2022-10-28 23:34
time to match fix
2022-10-28 23:37
#78
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United States KentaKinte
three two two
2022-10-28 23:37
#80
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Brazil AWFenrir
Does the team name match the number of matchfixing the core has already done?
2022-10-28 23:40
#81
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Turkey yunus06
pro betting company. They can beat the navi, but they can also lose to the tier5 team. don't bet on them
2022-10-28 23:40
2 replies
they cant beat navi
2022-10-29 01:11
1 reply
#164
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Turkey yunus06
If they bet on themselves, they win. Those who beat many t1 organizations even if they are not navi. i mean this
2022-10-29 11:22
ahahah bulgarians will never change
2022-10-28 23:41
1 reply
Ok
2022-10-29 01:10
322
2022-10-28 23:42
bulgarian+betting site sponsor if u bet on any match they play u deserve to lose every single cent:)
2022-10-28 23:42
#85
 | 
Other Perrrrkele
ESIC's favorite team.
2022-10-28 23:42
#88
 | 
Lithuania Jaguaras
500KG wannabe
2022-10-28 23:45
bulgarians and gamble site xD what a duo
2022-10-28 23:48
322 Gaming :)
2022-10-28 23:48
lets go! i love bulgarian cs
2022-10-28 23:56
1 reply
Me too TOTALLY!
2022-10-29 00:56
more 322 gaming
2022-10-28 23:59
#93
 | 
North America belief
niki1 involved = 322
2022-10-28 23:59
bulgarian matchfixers should be banned!
2022-10-29 00:02
BG Roster Casino Name me a better duo xdd
2022-10-29 00:08
500? 322
2022-10-29 00:10
scam site
2022-10-29 00:25
Who cares about this no future matchfixers?
2022-10-29 00:28
Wow
2022-10-29 00:29
what a suprise
2022-10-29 00:34
Yay, we get to see players, who have so much potential to be world contenders throw it all away by match-fixing. Seriously, why tf has shipz not gotten on a top-tier team (I KNOW HE'S GOTTEN GOOD OFFERS)? Why is he wasting his time in these Bulgarian teams that end up peaking randomly during the year by making it to the top 30 to just becoming shit all of the sudden?
2022-10-29 00:50
1 reply
322€€€€€
2022-10-29 11:40
AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA
2022-10-29 00:44
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA???
2022-10-29 00:50
322+178
2022-10-29 00:51
300(700)
2022-10-29 00:52
#110
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Finland dianimo
6 months max, throw some games, ez money and disband
2022-10-29 00:53
#112
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Brazil dio_scuro
kkkkkkkkk
2022-10-29 00:57
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2022-10-29 01:00
Gotta love seeing shipz wasting his career in these bulgarian teams that matchfix.
2022-10-29 01:04
3 replies
pretty sure hes more than comfortable with that
2022-10-29 01:11
2 replies
Yeah, which makes it sadder. Like, imagine working so hard to make it to the top just to throw it all the way so that you can match fix with friends (we all know that this guy got good offers from big organizations). Thank god players like cerq and poizon didn't end up going that route.
2022-10-29 01:15
1 reply
i mean u live in bulgaria and make insane amount of many by that country's standard while playing a game u love for fun with ur friends and have no consequences whatsoever of "losing" the job cuz u will never get banned winning tournaments is cool but setting ur life is for sure better
2022-10-29 02:04
where is god bubble, richest man in the balkans?
2022-10-29 01:21
#122
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World orlofff
niki1 is very big SCAMMER.
2022-10-29 01:23
When I first clicked the article, the page loaded as "500 something went wrong" Timing was great, thanks hltv.
2022-10-29 01:28
#124
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United States kalimbo
Google Shipz vs Extra Salt :)
2022-10-29 01:30
Shipz leave team pls. you have a lot ahead of you
2022-10-29 01:41
500 matches sold
2022-10-29 02:02
HUGE W
2022-10-29 02:07
Skade will throw anyways for money with a company or not
2022-10-29 02:14
But pretty sick emblem could have nice sticker
2022-10-29 02:15
#132
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Its even funnier now to call them matchfixers. Hope they make the major bc that sticker would be decent
2022-10-29 02:29
Niki1??? Lol this is a crazy match fix team
2022-10-29 02:50
They will change the meme 322 to 500
2022-10-29 02:51
#135
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CIS I_D_R_C
even their new team's logo looks like poker chip.what do you expect?
2022-10-29 03:26
#136
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Japan Inlivino
500$ salary from throwing
2022-10-29 03:41
GL
2022-10-29 03:44
#138
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Faroe Islands Lcebaby
why not 322
2022-10-29 04:02
#139
 | 
Vietnam KingBobb
let's 322 together kekw
2022-10-29 04:07
#143
 | 
France Diodele
letsgo 499+1
2022-10-29 05:26
#147
 | 
Poland Ryunar
Fitting, considering these lads literally are a casino
2022-10-29 06:50
HLTV rank 500
2022-10-29 07:01
is 500 the number of games they will throw?
2022-10-29 07:27
lol all bookies got SKADE blacklisted so they had to change name
2022-10-29 08:42
#153
sad | 
Netherlands Y0r1ck
322$ salary per week
2022-10-29 08:51
How did org sign niki1?? Looks like 322, they will bet in China on their matches
2022-10-29 09:02
patrick and niki1 😂🤣
2022-10-29 09:06
casino org with these players ? biggest matchfixing inc
2022-10-29 09:09
I like old skade xd
2022-10-29 09:14
#160
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Bahamas CantBanMe
Kick niki and patrick and you will have a good team
2022-10-29 09:44
Nice
2022-10-29 10:50
niki1 31 yo talent
2022-10-29 11:50
yoooo 322 anouncement just dropped
2022-10-29 12:31
FIXERS IN BETTING SITE'S TEAM HAHAAHAHA
2022-10-29 12:38
161 + 161
2022-10-29 12:39
#178
 | 
Hungary TheBudi34
500? u mean 322
2022-10-29 14:09
Hungarians be like: 1 USD
2022-10-29 15:11
500 players in 2 months be like "what color is your bugatti?
2022-10-29 15:50
New team to fix hahahaha
2022-10-29 15:56
#183
 | 
Germany ChRiZOwow
Easy 322
2022-10-29 15:57
500 because their combined weight is 500 kg.
2022-10-29 15:57
dream3r and bubble richest pros for a reason
2022-10-29 17:23
#187
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Brazil Anone
where's poizon
2022-10-29 17:43
No more match fixing , the boys are rich enough now surely?
2022-10-29 18:15
Taking out a 2nd mortgage and going all in betting against this team
2022-10-29 19:31
we need these match fixers out dude
2022-10-29 20:13
when is 501 forming their team
2022-10-29 20:41
bulgarian scene shuffling the same 10 players for the last 5 years, wow so thrilled for this new lineup
2022-10-30 03:35
322 transitions to 500, nice
2022-10-30 11:31
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