cowana ceases operations

The German organisation has closed its doors, citing "the effects of the international crises."

German organisation cowana announced it was closing its doors on Tuesday, stating that the "effects of the international crises" made their business "no longer executable."

The news comes not long after Thomas "⁠Thomas⁠" Utting terminated his contract with the organisation citing "unforeseen circumstances," and Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn left the team referencing "unpaid salaries causing stress."

denis and his cowana teammates are free to find new teams

cowana entered CS:GO in March 2020 and hosted a range of German and European players in its time in the game, their peak ranking of No. 49 coming in August this year with a roster led by Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend. This was the only cowana roster that managed to break into the top 50, with their squads generally operating on the fringes of tier-two.

The statement released by the organisation said that they "will make sure that any outstanding balances are paid by the end of the year," as well as stating that all their current players "are free to move at any time without a transfer fee."

Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
1869
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.68
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1077
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
967
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
wow sad to hear
2022-12-06 22:30
5 replies
Why don’t EU orgs pay their player salaries? So many stories.
2022-12-06 22:31
4 replies
RIP legendary org
2022-12-06 22:34
1 reply
#44
fake | 
Finland EffP
Lol xD
2022-12-06 23:22
another alt? cool
2022-12-07 01:09
1 reply
#109
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France EUROP3AN
Damn
2022-12-07 14:34
bruh
2022-12-06 22:30
denis still a pro ? wtf
2022-12-06 22:30
3 replies
Yeah, idk why he hasn't retired yet. He's never been good during his 10 year career in csgo.
2022-12-06 23:52
2 replies
I guess it's still better than having a real job
2022-12-06 23:53
1 reply
Yeah
2022-12-06 23:53
#4
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United States EwyQwarp
Who?
2022-12-06 22:31
NEW OPERATION COMING?
2022-12-06 22:31
2 replies
why
2022-12-06 23:02
1 reply
ok
2022-12-06 23:02
#151 ranked
2022-12-06 22:31
rip
2022-12-06 22:31
RIP. AWP legend denis deserves better
2022-12-06 22:32
6 replies
0/8 this guy had his chance on BIG and failed miserably
2022-12-07 13:24
5 replies
nonononono they just didnt use him right
2022-12-07 13:33
#106
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Australia g00sey
denis was known to be average as fuck before he ever joined BIG
2022-12-07 14:21
3 replies
thats what im saying he was given a chance he never should have gotten and he failed always been a horrendous player, even on the mousesports days
2022-12-07 14:22
2 replies
#108
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Australia g00sey
ahh ok I understand He must have the best personality in the world cos I have no idea how he got into BIG in the first place based on skill
2022-12-07 14:27
1 reply
exactly, probably that he was friends with all of them
2022-12-07 14:48
Cowana new case?
2022-12-06 22:32
expected from jerman business
2022-12-06 22:32
Ok, i just found out that cowana was actually an org
2022-12-06 22:32
Sad :( gl to everyone
2022-12-06 22:33
ok
2022-12-06 22:33
F
2022-12-06 22:34
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2022-12-06 22:35
why u report on #150 ranked team wtf
2022-12-06 22:35
5 replies
astralis won pro league in 2020
2022-12-06 22:40
#46
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Romania garcea89
why not ?
2022-12-06 23:36
#54
JACKZ | 
India BAXI
Astralis won trophies in 2020 ( rio, epl, global)
2022-12-06 23:55
#99
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Australia NgeL
Nah bro they are "on the fringes of tier 2".
2022-12-07 13:21
#110
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France EUROP3AN
Slow news weeks
2022-12-07 14:35
denis is arguably the worst pro that has ever been in tier 1 cs.
2022-12-06 22:36
19 replies
#26
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Germany Gabbah
Zeus would like to have a word in that. Also kRYSTAL⁠ was legitematly on that team lol. Ngl hunden has to also be close here.
2022-12-06 22:42
9 replies
hunden never played tier 1 as a player
2022-12-06 22:47
1 reply
#30
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Germany Gabbah
wdym in Mad Lions he played against Liquid, OG and co. thats factual T1
2022-12-06 22:48
While I agree that Zeus, Krystal, and hunden were bad individually and are up there for being the worst pros ever, they at least had the excuse of being igls and all managed to win trophies with their brains while being bad individually. Denis, on the other hand, has never been an igl once during his career (at least from what I know), was on mouz for a long time (even longer than spiidi, who was also really bad back in the day), and never improved, and was even given a chance to play on big in 2019 and was still shit. Even Krystal at some point was better than him if you go look at their ratings from 2013-2015 (he and Krystal had the same rating overall in 2015, but Krystal had a 1.06 at Katowice 2015, while denis had a .95). I agree when it comes to performing individually that the 3 players that you mention are some of the worst players ever, but imo, denis is the worst pro that has ever competed in tier 1 cs.
2022-12-06 23:40
6 replies
don't lump spiidi in with trash denis, spiidi was at least an okay performer at times and had really shit roles. denis .9 rating bot all the time
2022-12-07 00:47
#62
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Europe jigglep33k
zeus wasnt that bad
2022-12-07 01:47
1 reply
#73
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United States Gonginator
XM (auto shotty) on top of hut on de_nuke --> He made some big plays by doing this almost every round he played on that map lmao
2022-12-07 04:56
stop blaming god denis. He was igl on Mouz for some time so your wrong.
2022-12-07 02:00
1 reply
#88
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Europe jigglep33k
Denis shit
2022-12-07 10:54
#74
arT | 
Asia ke1fu
zeus 1 major
2022-12-07 06:22
smithzz and slaxz exist
2022-12-06 22:47
7 replies
#37
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Australia Sify
smithzz was good
2022-12-06 23:00
2 replies
#63
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Finland dianimo
smithzz was good when he pretended to be gina
2022-12-07 01:53
1 reply
KEKW
2022-12-07 08:43
Smithzz was good in 2013 and won a bunch of tournaments, including a major. Slaxz is horrible right now but isn't even close to being as bad as denis. Slaxz was literally better than denis when they were playing together on Sprout. He'd need to be consistently bad for a couple more years to surpass denis.
2022-12-06 23:43
1 reply
being an awper = all the best positions, keep this in mind
2022-12-06 23:43
Yamyoung exist god in tier 999 asian scene. But worst in EU NA and CIS
2022-12-07 11:00
1 reply
#92
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Ukraine d3adLY
sanji? chrisj?
2022-12-07 11:27
#20
l | 
Germany _car
RIP
2022-12-06 22:36
#22
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Somalia maL0VAS
rip bozo:DDD rest in piss
2022-12-06 22:38
Who
2022-12-06 22:40
Deserved for benching Krystal
2022-12-06 22:41
Who cares
2022-12-06 22:44
who?
2022-12-06 22:48
who
2022-12-06 22:53
Whowana?
2022-12-06 22:54
Sad, any reputable Org leaving CS is bad for the sport as a whole regardless if they are Tier 5 or Tier 1
2022-12-06 22:54
3 replies
#81
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United States Phamous3k
There’s just no incentive… EU has a ton of 3rd party support but, it costs a ton just to travel your team, practice and then actually win prize money.
2022-12-07 08:47
2 replies
orgs arent living of prize Money
2022-12-07 13:59
1 reply
#117
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United States Phamous3k
That’s not the point I’m making. Ofc it’s investors & sponsorship but these orgs need some kind of ROI. There’s just no incentive to operate a CSGO esports team.
2022-12-07 19:27
RIP cowe
2022-12-06 22:55
wannabe Secret logo
2022-12-06 23:03
1 reply
Nah, forZe made it first
2022-12-06 23:14
pickup shitty roster thats worse than random t3 without org -> get shiity results => cry
2022-12-06 23:13
#53
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United States Trotzdem21
EG should pick another tier 3 team and name them EG (colour)
2022-12-06 23:54
5 replies
#55
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United States 1Tuurtle
Bro stop fakeflagging Americans don’t use U’s
2022-12-07 00:14
4 replies
#58
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United States Trotzdem21
that was the europoopin joke haha :D
2022-12-07 00:26
#83
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India Hikkiee
1Trtle
2022-12-07 10:04
Yes stop fakeflagging 1Trtle
2022-12-07 11:02
1 reply
#102
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United States 1Tuurtle
You’re right my bad, I’m actually Dtch
2022-12-07 13:58
#57
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Europe Khanan
Why start a org mid Covid and then complain Covid ruined their business? This was foreseeable. Anyways, never got this strange org, I’m also not surprised.
2022-12-07 00:19
#61
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North America minte
bring back PENTA
2022-12-07 01:22
Bro,the logo of cowana is so f..king sick,I absolutely adore it,saddly we will never get the chance to buy one of that coolest sticker from an potential major with cowana. :(( :(( :((
2022-12-07 02:14
#66
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Hungary szia
well, fuck, my day is ruined :( very sad to hear
2022-12-07 02:22
who?
2022-12-07 02:42
Oh well..... anyways
2022-12-07 02:51
Always sad to see an org closing doors
2022-12-07 02:58
#71
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Wales dr_gonzo
rip GOD spiidi
2022-12-07 03:13
news that shocked the whole world
2022-12-07 04:46
1 reply
#104
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France EUROP3AN
Indeed
2022-12-07 14:13
When you are older than ~12 you understand this: PRO CS is about milking the sponsors. BIG is doing that for YEARS now. Just some shuffling of player and they (dem Sponsors) continue to invest. Just look at Mr.NIP owner how much money he wasted, starting from buying dev1ce. Why does he do that? Because Sponsors still pay.
2022-12-07 07:37
#77
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Finland FlNLAND
maybe pay salary so your players dont die of hunger for example)
2022-12-07 07:45
#80
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United States Phamous3k
CSGO is just a money dump at this point. Unless you’re operating on NaVi levels it’s just not feasible
2022-12-07 08:46
1 reply
This is something reddit doesn't understand
2022-12-07 10:05
#82
maga | 
Denmark sla1ve
expected
2022-12-07 09:00
wow im shocked
2022-12-07 10:05
#86
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Poland Kobel_
Sad
2022-12-07 10:25
#93
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Sweden Niloist
First (and last) time I hear of them.
2022-12-07 11:32
who cars
2022-12-07 11:56
#97
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Germany X5ander
so sad für Spidii :-( hope he can find another team. One of my favorite german players !
2022-12-07 13:08
Lol
2022-12-07 13:17
There goes my old flair
2022-12-07 14:18
#111
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Finland Emvi
F
2022-12-07 14:35
Why the fuck would HLTV pay this much attention to Cowana?
2022-12-07 17:53
Seems sad, but it's hard to make profitable e-sports org. on the lower tiers.
2022-12-07 18:17
Soon there will be no orgs left for BIG to farm from FeelsBadMan
2022-12-08 07:37
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