WinFakt drop CS team

WinFakt have announced that they have decided to cut all bonds with their Finnish Counter-Strike 1.6 division.

The Finnish team, which attended 3rd Generation Intel Core Challenge by Inferno Online this past Saturday in Stockholm, is now without a home, as they have been dropped by the Belgian-based organization.

WinFakt signed the Finnish team in August last year, shortly before e-Stars Seoul. The deal was at first only for the South Korean event, but the two sides decided to continue the cooperation.

Since then the team went through several roster changes and after the IEM6 World Championship the team has been without captain Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen, who has stated he's inactive but has not retired. Since the event in March the team has used Miikka "dRiim" Toroi and Janne "Metaphor" Halinen to fill the fifth spot.


WinFakt drop CS team 

While representing WinFakt the Finnish team managed to win FireCore 3 and digifest Fall. The time in WinFakt also included podium finishes at IEM6 Global Challenge Guangzhou and New York, as well as Samsung Euro Championship and more recently a third place finish at Copenhagen Games.

The announcement on the WinFakt's website only states that the two sides are parting ways. Kimmo "BASiC" Fagerholm's statement on the team's website reads:

"It's been amazing time be part of WinFakt gaming team and organization. Their support for us has been easily the best I have ever had from organization and there have never been any problems to get some tournament if we wanted to attend and we have had possibility to compete against best teams in the world.

I dont want to comment what is gonna be our teams future and everything is quite open yet, but personally I'm gonna have a break from CS on pro level, even though I'm probably gonna play it again. Big thanks for WinFakt's management and players who have been playing with me during this time, it has been an awesome time."

As Fagerholm's comment states, the future for him and the team is still undecided, with Fagerholm stating he will take a break from the game.

WinFakt's lineup was:

Finland Kimmo "BASiC" Fagerholm
Finland Hannu "H^N" Pohjalainen
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli
Finland Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä
Finland Janne "Metaphor" Halinen (stand-in)
Finland Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen (inactive) 

The Finns are currently participating in the fnatic RC PLAY Counter-Strike league, no comments have been made if they will continue or pull out of the league.

#1
Sweden Salcc 
really sad, hope they found a new home soon.
2012-05-15 01:00
Damit! too fast!
2012-05-15 00:59
#7
Sweden Salcc 
stop hatin:)
2012-05-15 01:01
Probably because of Diablo3 ;D
2012-05-16 01:53
#269
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
who plays diablo 3? only those unathletic nerds i heard.....
2012-05-16 03:59
You say that like cs players are athletic/in shape lol...
2012-05-16 22:29
sad
2012-05-15 00:59
sad
2012-05-15 00:59
#5
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
omg, sad =[
2012-05-15 01:00
good luck for them, bad news :/
2012-05-15 01:00
Very sad!
2012-05-15 01:01
sad :((
2012-05-15 01:01
sad :(
2012-05-15 01:03
Sad...
2012-05-15 01:03
gg
2012-05-15 01:04
Wikipidiots
2012-05-15 01:05
#15
frozen | 
Brazil fgw1z 
sad :S
2012-05-15 01:06
sad, atm they were good, cph with driim they played good :(
2012-05-15 01:07
Sad...
2012-05-15 01:07
sad
2012-05-15 01:08
wtf
2012-05-15 01:08
But WinFakt are still supporting the team of Counter Strike 1.6?
2012-05-15 01:09
eh? I don't get it, the news reads winfakt drops cs team and u ask if they still support them :O I mean it's like we have a news about apple not being green anymore and u comment "but, are the apples still green??"
2012-05-15 03:04
You don't get it. I'm wondering If the organization (WinFakt) are still interested on CS to have another team in the future.
2012-05-15 03:33
seem not:(
2012-05-15 04:29
Wasn't very clear in your first comment :)
2012-05-15 10:41
Nice english bro
2012-05-15 14:48
sad:(
2012-05-15 01:09
#24
Portugal nfzz 
Practically 1 week for xfunction Fraglider cup in Portugal, winfakt drops CS division, GG
2012-05-15 01:10
+1 sad move
2012-05-15 01:14
winfucked =(((
2012-05-15 01:11
good luck on the walk
2012-05-15 01:11
This team was a serious deal fuck sake. Sad..
2012-05-15 01:12
that's sad but not surprising imo
2012-05-15 01:15
how its was expected? Im surprised :/ but i dont followes rumores closly
2012-05-15 01:26
well, lurppis skipping tournaments without better explanations than "personal issues" and their failure at getting a stable line-up were little hints for me i'm not saying that i thought it would happen, tho, just that didn't surprise me
2012-05-15 01:35
oh allrigth then i say it wasnt shock for me too, but I think its only 2 minor events without lurppis and then this happens? its from my POV a overreaction, but insiders must know all the story, allways there are xplanations.
2012-05-15 01:39
"2 minor events" well, parameters has changed. CPH and IO were important events, actually. also, like bRN said, 9 players in months, culminating on their captain's absence
2012-05-15 01:58
I guess both of you correct, i have no clue just kind of surprised after watching the good play and 2nd place finnish recently. but i absolutly understand smaller orgads demanding more stable results or more stable "atmosphere", only big teams can play around like this.
2012-05-15 02:02
#77
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Finland FRGVN 
lurppis stepping out was the biggest forward movement of winfakt 1.6 team EVER. winning 2 teams they have never won in a bo3 before is not a bad result imo. and dRiim wasnt sadly able to continue the journey with the rest of the team. I dont think your statement makes any sense at all.
2012-05-15 02:17
if you disagree, ok, if you don't think it even makes sense... well, bite me.
2012-05-15 02:39
it shows a little u know of cs, they did good on that tournament because of aslak and basic sick individual performances even allu did well. But drimm? lol he's show the impact he did on the games lol. Lurppis quiting them was like when lurppis was kicked out of EG they drop their consistency, that was the only thing that made EG being "called" a tp5/8 team of the world, and winfakt as well, i bet u that with lurppis they would not lose against teams like m5 eSreal and so on.
2012-05-15 03:01
How come you are surprised ? BASiC, fallu, H^N, aslak, dRiim, Metaphor, lurppis, naSu, JiGetus and plastE 9 players for less than 1 year, and the the team just got weaker and weaker.
2012-05-15 01:47
no,no,no i disagre on 1 point, "weakr and weaker" the event when they use stand in and beate both the navi and sk was it? only lost to fnatic in grand final? all bo3's, that impressed me so much i couldnt understand the release,that play was powerfull playing imo
2012-05-15 01:51
omg sad
2012-05-15 01:16
good teams with no orgas :/ fuck the lame eye-pretty games :/ GL guys, hope to see you back on track real soon
2012-05-15 01:17
#33
Finland teco 
Finland cs dead.
2012-05-15 01:17
Step up then >D
2012-05-15 07:53
You can't really say that Finnish CS is dead since there is still hundreds of players and you can play with 5 finns against 5 finns everyday you want. Think about smaller countries where you dont even have players from your own country and think again... "Finnish CS" doesn't mean pro teams with organisations which competes against Worlds Top 5 teams.
2012-05-15 15:40
lol??
2012-05-15 01:19
Wow, that sucks. Hopefully the guys could find a new team soon.
2012-05-15 01:19
wtf?
2012-05-15 01:20
#38
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Chile MrJav1er 
WTF!!? T____T
2012-05-15 01:22
sad :(
2012-05-15 01:24
#40
Brazil piu* 
SAD :/
2012-05-15 01:24
cs dying ;/
2012-05-15 01:26
#42
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Azerbaijan Talley 
too bad :/
2012-05-15 01:26
Miikka "dRiim" Toroi Hannu "H^N" Pohjalainen Aleksi "allu" Jalli Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä Janne "Metaphor" Halinen
2012-05-15 01:28
rip
2012-05-15 15:09
one by one... slowly but surely
2012-05-15 01:28
:(
2012-05-16 17:59
sad :(
2012-05-15 01:31
omfg..so sad :((
2012-05-15 01:33
hope that they find a good org
2012-05-15 01:34
Cmon CS 1.6, fight, do not give up!
2012-05-15 01:35
#55
arch | 
Ukraine arch 
aslak amazing, it will be very stupid if nobody will pick up him
2012-05-15 01:39
Lurppis will back to USA.
2012-05-15 01:41
#57
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Brazil lullaby1 
wtf, ;o
2012-05-15 01:42
omg, how the hell do these teams can become sucessful and consistent if they are changing all the damn times...
2012-05-15 01:43
:(
2012-05-15 01:44
line em up. :\ best of luck gents.
2012-05-15 01:51
:(
2012-05-15 01:54
really sad, i really liked winfakt :(
2012-05-15 02:02
Oh man WINfakt.... i liked this team really. Its so bad and sad. I dont understand why ...
2012-05-15 02:02
TEAM Top 5 CS. No really I dont understand...
2012-05-15 02:03
sk fnatic esc navi esrael
2012-05-15 02:13
#78
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Finland FRGVN 
sk fnatic esc navi (esral winfakt) there is not certain fifth spot on top5 atm.
2012-05-15 02:19
Doesnt matter they were i great team its so sad i hope they find a new organization
2012-05-15 02:22
or M5,they are in the same level
2012-05-15 02:24
#140
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Lithuania viktoo 
Lemondogs ?
2012-05-15 09:37
too
2012-05-15 10:49
can we expect Power Gaming comeback ?
2012-05-15 11:12
Power Gaming is not an organization anymore ?
2012-05-15 20:56
no point to invest in CS anymore :) Sponsors are leaving
2012-05-15 11:48
sad but true
2012-05-16 02:05
sad about winfakt , but still good chance for aslak to join better team(only my opinion)
2012-05-15 02:05
#203
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Azerbaijan Talley 
aslak>friis
2012-05-15 14:40
sad
2012-05-15 02:06
#71
Serbia  iAN 
EG react fast and pick them up ;p
2012-05-15 02:12
:(
2012-05-15 02:13
lol lurppis
2012-05-15 02:15
It's probably the last one or two years of CS1.6, more and more teams will go to the end, sad but it's happening
2012-05-15 02:15
sad they were quite great lately
2012-05-15 02:17
No way man, is really sad read this news.
2012-05-15 02:29
Omg, NO! ):
2012-05-15 02:33
I hope aslak doesn't quit
2012-05-15 02:34
Fucking sad, hope to see you soon guys
2012-05-15 02:44
:(((
2012-05-15 02:49
Lurppis quiting them was like when lurppis was kicked out of EG they drop their consistency, that was the only thing that made EG being "called" a tp5/8 team of the world, and winfakt as well, i bet u that with lurppis they would not lose against teams like m5 eSreal and so on. 2bad, but i think most of those new lineups that you guys are seeing right now will move to cs:go in the end of the year, that is probably when the game gona be released, u will see this lineup or a similar one coming back and other teams move on to the new game.
2012-05-15 03:03
" i bet u that with lurppis they would not lose against teams like m5 eSreal and so on. " they did, several times.
2012-05-15 03:25
o.O vs eSrael? vs m5 i can bealive but i bet it was even, now against team like anexis wikipediots and other teams at their level and bellow was rair to see them lose but i can be wrong
2012-05-15 03:46
#215
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Azerbaijan Talley 
True. SK players already playing CS;GO everyday
2012-05-15 15:14
that's normal, that's only reason orgs are beting in new cs1.6 lineups, cause they want them to move on to cs:go imo
2012-05-15 15:40
#89
AdreN | 
Russia cripdogg 
lurpis help him!! :(
2012-05-15 02:57
sad
2012-05-15 02:58
Read this news reminds me, he is dying cs :///.
2012-05-15 03:02
#94
Pakistan Tzk* 
v.sad :/
2012-05-15 03:05
plaste and lurppis will be back .. maybe :/ lets hope to see a new big finnish team :)
2012-05-15 03:10
Wasn't plaste and igl ? 2 igls in one team?
2012-05-15 03:12
Well, they were together in the old lineup and It was fine :)
2012-05-15 03:43
no
2012-05-15 09:15
plastE igl? hahah. You trolling here again.
2012-05-15 14:39
Who was igl in power gaming ? Im not trolling i seriously that that plaste was igl
2012-05-15 17:27
natu
2012-05-16 06:51
very sad :((( <3 winfakt
2012-05-15 03:18
No plaste was a fragger
2012-05-15 03:20
Lurppis aslak plaste nasu metaphor jige allu (basic) there still a chance :]
2012-05-15 03:25
#102
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Brazil akak1 
=OOOOOO
2012-05-15 03:42
#106
FalleN | 
South America xofizz 
bad, ex-WinFakt is a very very good.
2012-05-15 03:57
sad :(
2012-05-15 04:03
i don't believe D: very very very sad :(
2012-05-15 04:26
very very sad;( i'm cry
2012-05-15 05:25
no way
2012-05-15 05:28
Fuck this bullshit, i love the team i love players who play in WF not WF organisation...i don't give a fuck about organisation i hope that will find a new org..but please guys don't quit!!! aslak,allu,baisic,han,metaphor!!! driim,jigetus,nasu,lurppis,plaste. Don't let bad time destroys you ... the last thing we wanna do is do not finished like wemadeFOX, good players who have withdrawn because they did not find org
2012-05-15 05:41
Weird things gonna throughout this year. Wish their best :(
2012-05-15 05:54
sad
2012-05-15 05:58
sad
2012-05-15 06:04
wpfinland
2012-05-15 06:10
very sad :(
2012-05-15 06:26
#119
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
wtf:(
2012-05-15 06:45
Well thats a suprise.. NOT.
2012-05-15 06:56
#121
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Lithuania k0pAs 
- metaphor, and go !
2012-05-15 07:04
Hes better then lurppis
2012-05-15 14:56
The Powerpuff Girls lurppis plastE naSu aslak allu so sick?
2012-05-15 07:22
#123
India pfx 
this is sad!
2012-05-15 07:24
ya sad
2012-05-15 19:44
+dRim
2012-05-15 07:35
#125
Romania r32 
sad but maybe they'll do like Lions or like eSrael ... important is not the team but the players
2012-05-15 07:41
sad :(
2012-05-15 07:57
waiting for another "cs is dying" thread
2012-05-15 08:12
Finnish cs is dead for sure. No 1.6 on lans, no new players, no sponsors, no leagues, no teams.
2012-05-15 14:39
You can't really say that Finnish CS is dead since there is still hundreds of players and you can play with 5 finns against 5 finns everyday you want. Think about smaller countries where you dont even have players from your own country and think again... "Finnish CS" doesn't mean pro teams with organisations which competes against Worlds Top 5 teams.
2012-05-15 15:40
Ehm I meant competitive cs but never mind. Of course you can play clanbase for fun but no ways to go competitive.
2012-05-15 16:15
mate, be happy for your country :)
2012-05-15 18:45
#129
mantuu | 
Finland nashh 
Wow sadd this is why i quitted CS, this game is dying fast. And finnish cs is dead, thats for sure. Never new people to play against. So after 7 years it rly was over for me and this new confirms that CS is gonna die no matter what..
2012-05-15 08:29
#130
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Finland NUCL3AR 
omg its not even 1st of April :o
2012-05-15 08:36
who next?
2012-05-15 08:48
#278
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Estonia TehkarN 
Na`Vi :S
2012-05-16 22:24
Will WinFakt drop 1.6 for good or just says goodbye to the team?
2012-05-15 08:51
#22
2012-05-15 14:28
Not the same question... :-)
2012-05-15 14:29
Pretty much the same :))
2012-05-15 14:30
Nope. I'm asking if WinFakt stops for good to have anything to do with 1.6 in their future. :)
2012-05-15 14:31
Na you asked if WinFakt stops for good to have anything to do with 1.6 in their future. :)
2012-05-15 14:33
Nope. He asked if WinFakt stops for good to have anything to do with 1.6 in their future. :)
2012-05-15 17:40
Noone invited you in this conversation.
2012-05-15 18:00
CS DIES, -1 orga
2012-05-15 08:54
Sad sad.
2012-05-15 09:04
You go play LoL dumb noob :)
2012-05-15 14:27
Who are u ? real nick ?
2012-05-15 14:33
Human being. Your father.
2012-05-15 17:17
wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut??? nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..... fuck this shit ss
2012-05-15 09:17
Aslak goes do a big carrer :)
2012-05-15 09:26
#138
Bosnia and Herzegovina IFC 
I am really getting sick of Lurrpises behaviour.
2012-05-15 09:31
bad
2012-05-15 09:33
welcome to MAD-Devils :D joke me team onli friends :P
2012-05-15 09:41
aslak where go?
2012-05-15 09:46
:^(
2012-05-15 09:47
well played , bb gl
2012-05-15 09:48
lurrpis fault.
2012-05-15 10:04
i think they will comeback when lurppis join team again:)
2012-05-15 10:08
Power Gaming i hope !
2012-05-15 10:22
Badd.Sadd..euFFFFFFFFFFF sad MomEnT buT I haVe a loT of tEAms To sUppoRT........
2012-05-15 10:18
expected
2012-05-15 10:32
sad winfakt was good team saaad :(
2012-05-15 10:33
lurppis aslak BASiC naSu JiGetus BEST FINNISH LINEUP IMO
2012-05-15 10:53
#158
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Taiwan iloviz 
best lu with no allu? no way!!!!
2012-05-15 11:09
i think with allu is no way or you are just kidding?
2012-05-15 11:19
allu is sick
2012-05-15 11:34
#199
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Taiwan iloviz 
i am not kidding, allu so great and underrated player:)
2012-05-15 14:38
SAD. hope they`ll find new org
2012-05-15 11:05
sad ... hope to see allu & aslak in a different team
2012-05-15 11:11
sad :(
2012-05-15 11:15
Really sad I liked them :(
2012-05-15 11:30
=(
2012-05-15 11:34
sad :( create munnka team !
2012-05-15 11:51
#169
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Turkey ej_dlmxin 
+1 create munnka
2012-05-15 11:53
#170
Ukraine R/T 
:<
2012-05-15 11:56
+1
2012-05-15 11:58
stay in the fnatic league please
2012-05-15 12:01
Sad news. Organizations and events are killing CS 1.6, why?
2012-05-15 12:14
OMG SAD:(
2012-05-15 12:20
Diablo III
2012-05-15 12:41
SADDD
2012-05-15 12:48
#177
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
This is lurrpis folt, they cant play without igl lol, Holp the rest players will countinue without BASiC but i also i wanna se and BASiC, So gl guys in the future:)
2012-05-15 12:53
+1, i would also quit if u are getting better and better results everytime and then igl of your team decides to go offline from steam for like 2months..
2012-05-15 13:22
SAD ;_;
2012-05-15 13:04
Crap
2012-05-15 13:06
sad.. New Team aslak allu H^N dRiim lurppis
2012-05-15 13:30
unexpected
2012-05-15 13:39
sad :(
2012-05-15 13:54
Sad :/ eestrails > Winfakt Imo
2012-05-15 14:02
back to roccat ! :D and if basic don't want to play they can bring back jigetus and lurrpis :P:P
2012-05-15 14:03
whatever.
2012-05-15 14:15
wow too sad
2012-05-15 14:17
np !
2012-05-15 14:22
nice
2012-05-15 14:27
Cry!
2012-05-15 14:28
I think it's just for now, I hope you will find stable organization. (Power Gaming) And also I think WinFakt organization will take some team, such as the current Lemondogs.
2012-05-15 14:31
back with old line up :lurpis allu aslak jigetus basic.. :D
2012-05-15 14:38
#204
Estonia Loz 
hope that some other organization will pick them up again
2012-05-15 14:45
NOOO
2012-05-15 14:46
hope that this guys will find good organization sad
2012-05-15 14:49
They will found new organization very fast i think. ;]
2012-05-15 14:53
OMG MY FAVORIT TEAM !!! SO SADDDDDD
2012-05-15 14:54
so fucking sad :( but i think they'll found another sponsor
2012-05-15 14:56
hope power gaming will pick them up. they are way better now than the last PG lineup
2012-05-15 15:02
CS IS DEAD. OH HOW SAD IT IS... SAD( OMG Fuck yall cunts who post this kind of shit.
2012-05-15 15:12
i would like to see basic jigetus allu aslak and kalle( if he can understand finnish) or lurpis
2012-05-15 15:23
man , everyone writing sad sad like some player died :O
2012-05-15 15:26
#218
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Spain Donra 
:o :S
2012-05-15 15:27
#222
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Slovakia oKoOOooOO 
sad...
2012-05-15 15:47
#223
trace | 
France Reo_O 
One more team...
2012-05-15 16:01
sad
2012-05-15 16:09
If it was NaVi i'd would be glad but WinFakt damn ... hope the guys find a new team !
2012-05-15 16:17
:/ hope they continue in another org.
2012-05-15 16:54
good move they had no chance without jigetus...
2012-05-15 17:01
I think you have no clue what you're talking about :)
2012-05-15 18:49
no, only jigetus fanboy :) and i was angry if he was kicked from WF so i stopped cheering WF
2012-05-15 19:09
freon danzer jigetus plaste h^n gg
2012-05-15 17:10
Im gonna cut someones head if anybody will start with "cs is dead"
2012-05-15 17:15
cs is dead
2012-05-15 17:16
#232
Estonia H=D 
Well MedaY sayd that they picked up Lemondogs
2012-05-15 17:16
true
2012-05-15 17:59
weird move kicking a team to pick up another thats not even better ?
2012-05-15 22:06
WUT?!
2012-05-15 17:20
finnish cs scene is dying :( spikeone kuvick tihop driim plaste <3
2012-05-15 17:38
69N-28E back plz tomi!!!
2012-05-15 17:39
bad dream :(
2012-05-15 17:40
What a surprise. Really. Not a least bit sarcastic. I'm shocked. Flabbergasted. A Finnish CS-team that shows promise fails to stay together, and gets dropped from an organization. It's a first I'm sure.
2012-05-15 17:51
Really fast, Metaphor Noob.
2012-05-15 18:08
#245
SpawN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina nessaja 
now they can call self LoseFakt :D
2012-05-15 18:13
dafuq o,_O nooo!
2012-05-15 18:18
Sad ;/
2012-05-15 18:50
sad , very sad =/
2012-05-15 19:18
WHAT THE F***
2012-05-15 19:39
sad, but cs is dying, what do u want :/
2012-05-15 19:40
Sad ;/
2012-05-15 20:13
#257
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Macedonia pzycloN3 
2012-05-15 21:01
Sad news. The team was improving a lot lately, I hope they can find a nice orga.
2012-05-15 21:02
didnt see that one was coming
2012-05-15 22:06
sad... they are a great team
2012-05-15 22:33
uh not good
2012-05-15 22:36
so sad! :(
2012-05-15 22:58
Rly rly rlyy saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadd!
2012-05-15 23:08
omg other top team T_T i miss the old cs 1.6 :(
2012-05-15 23:15
I am cry...
2012-05-16 00:10
I hope someone picks them up. Where are you, redCode?
2012-05-16 07:13
WinFakt were so much better with naSu and lurppis.
2012-05-16 10:41
oh on!! really it very fuck
2012-05-16 13:18
LEMONDOGS.cs (threat&co) joins to WinFakt.
2012-05-16 17:15
I bet BASiC is gonna play Diablo3 !!!
2012-05-16 18:23
#277
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Estonia TehkarN 
sad
2012-05-16 22:20
So much talented finish players but they always fail to make a stable team. If they play for 3/4 months without changing lineups they can easily become top5 but I guess the lack of motivation is too big.
2012-05-17 01:13
Thats really sad for WinFakt , they have a good team !
2012-05-17 01:17
haaaa all the fault of Metaphor :p
2012-05-17 04:21
sad
2012-05-17 10:59
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