stikle- and Bad News Eagles part ways

Swedish coach Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg was spotted with Bad News Eagles in the team's server.

Klesti "⁠stikle-⁠" Kola, Bad News Eagles' coach, will no longer be in charge of the Kosovar squad in 2023 as he and the team have decided to part ways due to differences in their vision for the team and its future.

The 24-year-old Albanian was a part of Kosovo's top side since its inception and stood behind the players during their meteoric rise from the fringes of the European circuit to qualifying for the Legends Stage of a Major in May.

stikle- was a part of BNE's rise, but will now follow a different path

Bad News Eagles didn't manage to hang on in the top echelons and went missing after their first Major appearance at PGL Antwerp, which was a historic one for for the team's Albanian and Kosovar members as they were the first from their countries to reach such heights. The side struggled to find form against lesser opposition while treading murky online territory, but reappeared just in time to once again make a splash at the second Major of the year in November.

The Kosovar squad breezed through the IEM Rio Major's Challengers Stage with a clean record and momentarily erased their online woes from memory. They even eliminated one of the tournament's favorites in the Legends Stage, FaZe, but in the end it was not enough and they bowed out with a 1-3 record.

The quintet and stikle- then flew to Finland for Elisa Masters Espoo, but flopped out in 9-10th place, which added more fuel to the fire of instability and piled on the team's doubts about being able to remain among Counter-Strike's elite for an extended period.

stikle-, who had to take different roles for the orgless team other than coaching, such as posting on social media and managing the squad, will now take some time off to undergo surgery. The Albanian skipper plans to start streaming and will announce some of his plans for the future after recovery.

Former fnatic rifler and Major winner Devilwalk, who has worked as a coach and broadcast analyst during and after his playing career, was spotted in Bad News Eagles' server alongside the players.

Bad News Eagles are now:

Kosovo Flatron "⁠juanflatroo⁠" Halimi
Kosovo Dionis "⁠sinnopsyy⁠" Budeci
Kosovo Genc "⁠gxx-⁠" Kolgeci
Kosovo Sener "⁠SENER1⁠" Mahmuti
Switzerland Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi

Kosovo Sener 'SENER1' Mahmuti
Sener 'SENER1' Mahmuti
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
453
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
Albania Klesti 'stikle-' Kola
Klesti 'stikle-' Kola
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.63
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.28
DPR:
0.55
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
408
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
455
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.73
Kosovo Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
Kosovo Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.72
Kosovo Genc 'gxx-' Kolgeci
Genc 'gxx-' Kolgeci
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
sad, rip bne
2022-12-01 15:16
4 replies
#26
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Denmark Rubix__
sadge hopefully they maintain their major appearance and upset wins
2022-12-01 15:52
#61
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Finland Cucumber))
radio
2022-12-01 19:46
2 replies
did not see pirukävely is joinik!
2022-12-01 20:06
1 reply
#63
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Finland Cucumber))
i'll let it pass...
2022-12-01 20:08
Devilwalk is in
2022-12-01 15:16
2 replies
Probably devilwalked there
2022-12-01 20:35
1 reply
rip Albanian greatness
2022-12-02 00:14
devilwalk mentioned, where cucumber?
2022-12-01 15:16
3 replies
holy shit real juuks, cucumber is sleepink
2022-12-01 16:05
1 reply
#57
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Finland Cucumber))
SHIT
2022-12-01 19:36
#56
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Finland Cucumber))
HOLY
2022-12-01 19:36
#4
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Poland Astoner55
Unluko or luko for bne? Was he good?
2022-12-01 15:17
5 replies
2022-12-01 15:24
he took a punch like a champ, top 3 strongest coach 4 sure
2022-12-01 15:30
2 replies
he is rude and cant control his temper
2022-12-01 17:20
1 reply
I can't comment on that I wasn't there personally
2022-12-01 17:21
not bad but not really tier 1 coach yet so needs more experience
2022-12-01 15:35
#5
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Denmark baitpolice
devilwalk 1 major nik0 0
2022-12-01 15:17
Damn
2022-12-01 15:17
#7
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Kosovo rillone97
Sad for stikle <3 Welcome devilwalk
2022-12-01 15:17
#8
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Indonesia BanDr
welcome devilwalk soon ?
2022-12-01 15:18
#9
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Sweden Niloist
Devilwalk 2 major, soon to be 3?
2022-12-01 15:18
1 reply
He's making it look easy.
2022-12-01 15:34
#10
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United States zovint
Nice
2022-12-01 15:18
tsm sign confirmed.
2022-12-01 15:20
#12
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Israel michnass
F
2022-12-01 15:24
F
2022-12-01 15:25
F
2022-12-01 15:25
#16
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Germany aL1337
W
2022-12-01 15:27
G2 stikle confirmed
2022-12-01 15:27
Ok
2022-12-01 15:28
Bad News
2022-12-01 15:34
article says "The Kosovar squad breezed through the IEM Rio Major's Champions Stage with a clean record" instead of Challangers Stage
2022-12-01 15:37
1 reply
+1 I was about to say that
2022-12-01 17:26
#25
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Romania Nickname90
unexpected, it seemed they were getting along so well with eachother
2022-12-01 15:51
3 replies
#28
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Kosovo eri1
health issues, stikle annouced he left due to having too much stress and he is getting surgery in three weeks
2022-12-01 16:01
2 replies
but surgery because of the stress or what?
2022-12-01 17:15
1 reply
#45
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Kosovo eri1
no, FESS surgery
2022-12-01 17:54
Sad.. Who will be the new coach Loba?
2022-12-01 16:01
1 reply
devilwalk
2022-12-01 16:10
#33
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Italy real_bob
R.I.P The last Albino in the team :(
2022-12-01 16:33
4 replies
There are 5 more left wdym
2022-12-01 17:40
3 replies
#51
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Italy real_bob
arent they Kosovoan?
2022-12-01 18:52
2 replies
Thats not a word, they are albanians from kosova
2022-12-01 19:12
#60
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Kosovo nor1tt
Kosovan/r doesn't exist in Kosovo 95% are Ethnic Albanians !
2022-12-01 19:45
huh
2022-12-01 16:52
Get well soon
2022-12-01 17:22
#41
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North America barosielle
it says champions when it should say challengers
2022-12-01 17:30
sad :(
2022-12-01 17:45
get well soon bro
2022-12-01 18:07
#47
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Kosovo spadzxf
this makes me sad
2022-12-01 18:17
#48
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Pakistan LoOuU2
A move that actually got figured out through some investigative journalism by a random Redditor yesterday
2022-12-01 18:19
that sucks
2022-12-01 18:34
who?
2022-12-01 18:43
#52
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North America minte
DEVILWALK 1 MAJOR feels bad for stikle though, hope the surgery goes well. but a goat like devilwalk taking his place is cool
2022-12-01 18:53
#53
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United States okuulanda
Would Devilwalk speak to them in English? Or have BNE been comming in English this whole time and I just had no idea
2022-12-01 18:54
3 replies
Why would 6 albanians comm in english among eachother
2022-12-02 08:42
2 replies
And people say dumb questions don't exist.
2022-12-02 09:50
1 reply
Cant even imagine how his thought process went
2022-12-02 20:49
#55
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Finland Cucumber))
G O D D E V I L W A L K
2022-12-01 19:35
#58
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Kosovo nor1tt
Heartbreaking news as I heard that even they players are going to part the ways :(
2022-12-01 19:42
1 reply
#64
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Albania csmeriton
Nah that’s not true! They probably found a new organization , they will announce this after this season! Albanian dream team is still alive
2022-12-01 20:18
ynk new coach, get him off broadcast PLS BNE TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM
2022-12-01 19:43
#66
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Turkey Wassley
another case of EF... R.I.P bNE
2022-12-01 22:39
2 replies
#72
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Albania csmeriton
Why rip? The players didn’t part ways! They just found a very good coach! Hopefully they’ll find a org soon
2022-12-02 11:03
1 reply
#73
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Turkey Wassley
I wish the best for them
2022-12-02 16:59
#68
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France DRAKII1
"friends team"
2022-12-02 01:12
1 reply
money team
2022-12-03 03:33
#71
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Albania dimalium
sad
2022-12-02 10:04
Nah they wont disband. They are earning money. But if rigoN or flatro leaves they will probably disband after a while.
2022-12-04 16:02
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