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All time Players Tier list
NiKo | 
Europe strafort 
So I have been following the cs scene over the last 10 years and I have made this all time players tier list. I have been looking into different statistics, such as "HLTV Top 20 players" appearances and average position (liquipedia.net/counterstrike/HLTV/Top_20..), or "All time players Rating" (hltv.org/stats/players?rankingFilter=Top..), as well as "HTLV MVP awards" (liquipedia.net/counterstrike/HLTV/MVP_Aw..) But mostly this is a list I have made from what I have watched by myself and the impact I think they all have/had on their own teams and opponents as well. So I understand some people might desagree. Hope you like it :) God Tier 1. device 2. s1mple 3. GeT_RiGhT 4. coldzera 5. NiKo S+ Tier 6. kennyS 7. olofmeister 8. f0rest 9. ZywOo 10. GuardiaN 11. Snax 12. shox 13. electronic S- Tier 14. flusha 15. Magisk 16. JW 17. FalleN 18. dupreeh 19. Xyp9x 20. byali Some players were close to make it are: KRIMZ, happy, cajunb, NEO, EliGE... Any thoughts or comments?
2021-12-06 12:06
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JW | 
Netherlands whycrycry
electronic over all these legends xd
2021-12-06 12:07
22 replies
#9
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Electronic is easily a legend Also a major winner now.
2021-12-06 12:10
7 replies
who is electronic? s1mples sidekick?
2021-12-06 12:11
3 replies
#11
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Only the sidekick of the single greatest player of all-time Nothing serious.
2021-12-06 12:12
1 reply
#47
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Taiwan T1dal
more like partner in crime
2021-12-06 18:59
superstar in the shadow of a god
2021-12-11 02:19
how u can call simple-shadow a legend?
2021-12-22 20:05
2 replies
Simple is literally the best player in the game. It's the exact same thing with fallen. Fallen is just coldzera's shadow but Fallen is still a legend.
2021-12-22 22:38
1 reply
fallen isnt a shadow cuz he is awper/igl ,cold rifler/lurker non-sense but i was joking about elec he deserves it a lot too (anyway simple shadow)
2021-12-23 19:31
Prime electronic is the best rifler ever after Niko
2021-12-06 18:53
4 replies
+1
2021-12-06 18:55
+1
2021-12-09 14:50
2018 electronic+s1mple are the best duo in last few years
2021-12-10 10:02
Prime coldzera > prime electronic
2021-12-22 20:04
Well I think he deserves to be among the best
2021-12-10 09:03
8 replies
all the s- tier players > elec in terms of carreer
2021-12-10 09:56
4 replies
#101
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India gXser
not after 2021. elec has now won major + grandslam + cologne + katowice + blast global finals
2021-12-10 12:14
3 replies
JW 3major xypex 4 fallen 2 duphreeh 4 flusha 3 magisk 4
2021-12-10 13:05
2 replies
magisk has 3
2021-12-10 19:35
1 reply
well same point still
2021-12-10 21:26
#131
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Canada loldougie
How does gla1ve not make this list?
2021-12-10 19:07
2 replies
Well he was in my top30 list, then I wanted to make It shorter and he did not make It. Who would you Kick so you can add him?
2021-12-10 19:14
1 reply
#139
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Canada loldougie
Best IGL of all time doesn't make the top 20 list? I'd put him above most of these players, unless you're completely discounting what he brings tactically to a team.
2021-12-10 19:39
#3
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India iliketrains
dev1ce over s1mple lmao
2021-12-06 12:08
22 replies
#40
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
hes GOAT for a reason
2021-12-06 18:57
20 replies
#50
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United States Teegrumpee
-1
2021-12-08 14:46
-1
2021-12-09 14:50
+1 actual goat
2021-12-10 10:11
4 replies
No
2021-12-10 12:02
3 replies
yes
2021-12-10 13:07
2 replies
No
2021-12-10 14:01
no
2021-12-10 17:53
-1
2021-12-10 14:00
9 replies
#110
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
sry that facts hurt, maybe in 2022 s2mple can take the throne
2021-12-10 14:32
8 replies
0/8 Trash bait, maybe the next time you could catch someone is when source 2 releases.
2021-12-10 14:40
5 replies
#112
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
baiting is illegal, this is not bait
2021-12-10 14:41
4 replies
+1 Can confirm its not bait, just plain stupid
2021-12-10 16:12
3 replies
#119
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
neither is it stupid, its just facts, and i'll explain why you can argue all day whether how important it is to be top 1 and device never was but its a futile argument, a better way to objectively quantify it is to calculate it by giving players points from 1-20 based on their placings every year after this year, assuming s1mple places 1st which he will ofc, he will have 108 points and assuming that device is gonna place about top 10, he will have 117 points and this is not even factoring in the team achievements that device is far superior in
2021-12-10 16:22
2 replies
GOAT means greatest of all time All time = past, present, future s1mple has at least 3 more years to play (and now with dominating Navi), while dev1ce is probably gonna retire next year So yeah, you’re dumb
2021-12-11 02:18
1 reply
#151
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
hahahaha what kind of mental gymnastics are you making to include the future in "all-time", a metric that can't be quantified by anything other than pure speculation 😂😂😂😂😂 seriously dude, cope more. 😂😂😂😂😂
2021-12-11 03:48
That was my point, if s1mple keeps this level a few years, he will be top1 for sure. But right now, dev1ce has already proved he is the best player of all time
2021-12-10 18:45
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#152
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
+1, only delusionals from either side will deny this
2021-12-11 03:48
greatest, not best.
2021-12-11 02:19
2 replies
#153
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
+1, clearly the best is either s1mple, zywoo or niko, depending on what type of player and playstyle you enjoy the most or consider most impactful
2021-12-11 03:52
1 reply
this guy gets it :D
2021-12-11 04:05
I think you can make good arguments to put him over s1mple. I think it's "fine" but arguable.
2021-12-15 10:00
sorry, but how are elec and magisk ahead of xyp and dupreeh?
2021-12-06 12:08
#5
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Poland Ketchupix
Rain and Dosia sexy god
2021-12-06 12:09
4 replies
haha nt
2021-12-10 09:05
I agree with Rain, him in 2017 damn. Hes better than some of these players on the list, right now and all time aswell.
2021-12-10 14:12
2 replies
Flag and flair check out but +1
2021-12-10 19:00
1 reply
hehe maybe so but i still like to think it. Might be a bit biased, but surely high on the list of every player that has played.
2021-12-13 15:16
zywoo is better than kenny ever was, kenny never even achieved a top5 ranking in his career. his prime was super short and he only performed when the awp was ridiculously OP
2021-12-06 12:09
10 replies
#13
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Seychelles z3ro_
Bruh didn't he win a major after the awp nerf
2021-12-06 12:15
#22
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France Tornation
I love Zywoo and he's on par with S1mple as the best awper today, but peak KennyS was the best awper the world has ever seen. Also, his prime wasn't "super short"
2021-12-06 12:44
7 replies
NO. how tf are you so delusional s1mples peak in 2018 and 2021 is far better than kennys. its not even a question
2021-12-06 13:10
6 replies
#31
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France Tornation
just compare kenny's teammates at his peak and s1mple's current teammates. There is your answer
2021-12-06 18:48
5 replies
Are you retarted or just another 🤡?
2021-12-06 18:55
3 replies
He isn't half wrong mate I believe it's pretty close between prime kenny and prime simple As a player prime simple is better As an awper prime kenny is betrer
2021-12-06 18:57
2 replies
prime s1mple had a much longer peak.
2021-12-07 18:59
1 reply
doesn't change the fact that prime kennyS was more dominant and better (better in terms of awping)
2021-12-10 09:19
eh, prime kenny will be tied for the best awper ever with s1mple (before nerf).
2021-12-11 02:20
He is better now than Kennys average form. Zywoo will be god tier in a few years if he keeps that level, of course.
2021-12-10 09:12
dupreeh should be S+
2021-12-06 12:09
9 replies
everything matches out
2021-12-10 09:18
6 replies
#90
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United States TARIK_GOAT
he is right, though!
2021-12-10 10:30
Ok, and?
2021-12-10 11:53
4 replies
everything matches out elskib god tier
2021-12-10 11:54
3 replies
Maybe. maybe not... but #7 still
2021-12-10 12:08
2 replies
ok explain further please
2021-12-10 12:08
1 reply
I can not say anything about aleksi UNLESS he goes to g2 but dupreeh will be the star in vitality🤩
2021-12-10 12:12
with fallen too
2021-12-22 20:09
1 reply
Sure
2021-12-22 22:45
Guardian waaay to high in this rating. even if we compare Fallen and Guardian (both awp, both not young) - Fallen won majors, Guardian won nothing, at their peak similar skill even though Fallen is an IGL. Plus Fallen still playing. How can guardian be higher than electornic? Kennys too high aswell, he was the best awper in the world, but since awp got nerfed he never show the same impact, and he had a lot of awfull games
2021-12-06 12:10
#12
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Ukraine McSwell
device S+ or S- tier
2021-12-06 12:12
5 replies
delusional
2021-12-10 09:19
4 replies
Dev1ce S+ tier. Not good enough individually
2021-12-10 14:02
3 replies
Top 5 so many years in a row, most mvps ever after s1mple, 4 majors = god tier Best player on best team ever in history = god tier 17 or 18 mvps or however many he has = god tier
2021-12-10 15:32
2 replies
#122
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Finland Pegull
+1
2021-12-10 18:10
+1
2021-12-10 18:31
Olof is god too imo
2021-12-06 12:17
God Tier 1. s1mple 2. ZywOo 3. device 4. coldzera 5. NiKo nothing else matters
2021-12-06 12:17
2 replies
You just can not put ZywOo above device, that is insane bro.
2021-12-10 09:13
Kick ZywOo and add Olof and all good
2021-12-10 10:05
-Niko +olof What niko has achieved exactly?
2021-12-06 12:18
5 replies
Choking
2021-12-06 18:58
He is without a doubt the best rifler to ever play in the pro scene, I think that's a pretty good achievement alone. He's been in the top5 of hltv's top20 three times, two of those being in the top 3 and one in the top2. 7 mvp medals at big events. He's been in a major final twice and performed insane in both of those tournaments. You're right he hasn't won the biggest tournaments, but as an individual he's good enough to be in the top5 ever players.
2021-12-09 15:02
Well I made several changes over the last days and olof was at the god tier for some time, but I think Niko is just better.
2021-12-10 09:14
0/8 NiKo best rifler of all time
2021-12-11 02:21
1 reply
so?
2021-12-11 19:33
Nice list top 10 is almost fully agreeable
2021-12-06 12:35
3 replies
Would you make any changes?
2021-12-10 18:48
2 replies
kennyS god tier :) But part of it is because I'm biased
2021-12-22 19:57
1 reply
Well it sounds good to me, almost everyone in S+ tier could be in god tier. Same thing happened to me with gtr, I am biased some way too.
2021-12-23 09:45
#18
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France Tornation
KennyS not in God tier ? He's the best awper of all time
2021-12-06 12:37
5 replies
*of his time*
2021-12-06 18:59
3 replies
*all time
2021-12-10 09:20
2 replies
*Of his time*
2021-12-10 14:09
1 reply
and it was relatively a very short time
2021-12-10 19:19
LOL
2021-12-11 04:14
s1mple best of all time
2021-12-06 12:37
ZywOo hasn't been playing Tier 1 CS for long, but in his 3 years he's been 2x #1 and this year probably #2. How's he not God Tier? Makes no sense.
2021-12-06 12:39
imo opinion krimz should have been in thşs list instead of likes of bylali
2021-12-06 12:42
Sorry but the list makes no sense. You can either base it on achievements or talent. Your list follows none of these patterns. Let me give you an example: If you use achievements criteria, Xyp9x and dupreeh are above many players in your 2 top tiers, including NiKo. If you use talent criteria, Zywoo is better than the peak level of device, coldzera and get_right.. and I might even say NiKo's.
2021-12-06 12:52
6 replies
+1 with everything except that ZywOo is nowhere near NiKo's level of skill
2021-12-06 13:00
2 replies
It's arguable, let's say. Some may say Zywoo's overall talent is higher than NiKo, others may say that it's recency bias. But regardless both are second only to s1mple.
2021-12-06 13:11
1 reply
ZywOo's playstyle revolves more around reading his opponents. In some ways, it is similar to that of NiKo
2021-12-06 13:37
Yeah you are right. Actually at the beginning I was mostly basing the list on talent, then I made other list by achievements, and then I mixed them somehow, but still I think it is a pretty solid list.
2021-12-10 09:17
2 replies
#89
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Korea HullU
I like your list. Its nice to see people like get_right and f0rest get some recognition :D
2021-12-10 10:29
1 reply
Thank you mate :) I think they deservere It. Also, f0rest is my favorite player.
2021-12-10 11:51
Imagine putting coldzera in god tier, this guy was amazing mainly in 2016, maybe 2017 Now he is nothing. 2 of 9 years of csgo But ok... Put cold to god tier, why isn't there Guardian or Olof?
2021-12-06 13:07
8 replies
He's probably doing it by peak
2021-12-06 18:54
7 replies
#37
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Australia Dadecum
if it was by peak olof would be in god tier
2021-12-06 18:56
6 replies
I was more responding to the first point and I would argue that coldzera at his peak was better than olof or guardian
2021-12-08 14:40
5 replies
#51
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Australia Dadecum
you must have never seen olof or guardian at their peak then
2021-12-08 21:16
4 replies
I have, and I don't think they were as good as any of the players in god tier (except for device, who should also not be there)
2021-12-09 14:42
coldzera's peak was better than both of theirs.
2021-12-09 14:57
2 replies
That was my point. Actually I think coldzera's peak is the highest peak a cs player have achieved.
2021-12-10 09:18
1 reply
too far, though i think he's 2nd or 3rd.
2021-12-10 10:23
#26
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India skyl4rk
I think device cold and Kenny belong in s+
2021-12-06 13:09
1 reply
Cold and kenny yes, device no hes definitly god tier
2021-12-10 23:56
snax above flusha, jw, magisk, dupreeh and fallen?
2021-12-06 13:39
1 reply
Snax one of bestest players, he went to pasha london school
2021-12-10 19:06
I'm surprised you value byali that highly
2021-12-06 18:54
electronic should be god tier
2021-12-06 18:57
#41
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Turkey EfeZz24
WHERE IS WOXIC?
2021-12-06 18:58
#42
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Algeria he_car
how are electronic, Magisk, shox, snax, jw and this 3 which are probably arguable but ill prefer mention them (fallen, kennyS, guardian) all above Xyp (?) and dupreeh. consistency most importent stat imo
2021-12-06 18:59
I think fer deserves S tier, he created the CT meta.
2021-12-06 18:59
#46
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Ukraine d3adLY
what is this list how u can put players with less than 4-5 years in t1 cs????
2021-12-06 18:59
#53
Anders | 
Denmark Lyoa
gla1ve no. 1 ez, mediocre aim but 4 major brain
2021-12-09 14:45
Would that work ? S1mple Zywoo Niko Ropz Glaive ? Don't know much CS so just asking in terme of roles because raw skill wise I believe they'd be fairly frightening
2021-12-09 14:53
3 replies
I think we need to wait a few years to put Zywoo in that position, but if he keeps this level, he will be in top3 for sure. I think Ropz is not even in top20. And about Glave, well you could put him in s- tier, but he is not god tier.
2021-12-10 09:22
2 replies
He’s saying those 5 as a team not in terms of ranking
2021-12-10 15:05
1 reply
Oh I see, thanks. Well I do not think s1mple and Zywoo could play together, they have both awper role. You could change Zywoo or s1mple for a support role, such as Perfecto or Amanek
2021-12-10 15:58
If you take all time, then only one player fits into god tier: f0rest. Hes old, I know, but he still plays and not even half bad. He is the only one left from the old greats (Neo, gtr, markeloff etc) and he still keeps going. If you take only CS:GO, then I can understand that he isnt high up, but all time... The one and only.
2021-12-09 14:51
1 reply
I love f0rest, I mean he was the reason I started watching cs, and of course he is a legend. But even taking the whole cs history, he is not in top5 best players list.
2021-12-10 09:34
#59
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Europe Vallon4
Stopped reading at fraudzera.
2021-12-09 15:01
Would swap zywoo and device aswell as put s1mple as #1, apart from that solid list
2021-12-09 15:01
1 reply
I think Zywoo is not god tier yet. I mean, if you can ensure that he will keep this level for some years, then he is top 3 for sure, but you can not. I guess we need to wait a few years to say so.
2021-12-10 12:09
I like this list, but this is how I would make mine God Tier 1. s1mple 2. device 3. ZywOo 4. coldzera 5. NiKo 6. FalleN 7. kennyS S+ Tier 6. GeT_RiGhT 7. olofmeister 8. JW 9. GuardiaN 10. f0rest 11. Snax 12. shox 13. electronic S- Tier 14. flusha 15. Magisk 16. dupreeh 17. Xyp9x 18. byali
2021-12-09 15:29
3 replies
The only change I might suggest in this is -fallen +olof in god category Rest seems very accurate
2021-12-10 09:21
Well I really like your list, but 7 players in god tier? Isnt that too much? I mean, you would never say "7 best players in the world" . Besides, FalleN in the same group as device and s1mple? I think that is not possible. And about ZywOo, don't you think It is too early to say that ZywOo is one of the best players of cs history? I mean, I think he will be, but we need to wait a few years to say so.
2021-12-10 09:38
1 reply
Haha I know man, but I just can't think of any of these players without thinking "god" immediately after. I think Fallen is definitely in the same group as Devve and S1mple, he hit almost every shot in his prime (including insane flicks) while at the same time igl'ing a team to two majors. That's really fucking hard xD. And with zywOo his individual skill is second to only S1mple and the only one close is NiKo imo. Even though he hasn't won any majors or grandslams, he achieved the number one hltv spot in his very first full year in pro play and then got it again the year after. I definitely think he deserves to be there already
2021-12-10 15:00
#77
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dyrz
Fallen in a very low position, easily between 6-10
2021-12-10 09:32
gtr has been shit since 2015 LOL how are you putting him #3
2021-12-10 09:32
forest over gtr honestly, neo need to be higher and thats a good list
2021-12-10 09:42
Device in god tier LUL list
2021-12-10 10:09
4 replies
He is the best player of all time. Probably s1mple will become top1 in a few years and Zywoo top2, and even so, dev1ce would be god tier.
2021-12-10 18:55
3 replies
#137
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United States Outl1er
S1mple became the goat as soon as he won the major, Devve a close 2nd though
2021-12-10 19:29
2 replies
Well I see what you mean and they are pretty close already. My point making the list was: "if CS scene was over tomorrow, what would be my list?" Then, imo dev1ce is the best player of all time.
2021-12-10 19:40
1 reply
#141
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United States Outl1er
i guess I can see why, imo I give s1mple the edge, but agree to disagree. I think tho if NaVi takes the spring major, s1mple is definitely uncontested goat, no argument.
2021-12-10 19:42
Coldzera bestest, no arguments.
2021-12-10 10:10
4 replies
You can not say coldzera is the best CS player of all time, that is too far from reality. I mean you could say that s1mple has already overcome dev1ce. You can also argue that Zywoo will be top1 in the future, who knows. But coldzera.. no way
2021-12-10 19:02
3 replies
Wake me up when someone wins 2 hltv best player & 2 majors at the same time. Cry is free. Coldzera bestest
2021-12-15 09:41
2 replies
That is the weakest argument I have ever read.
2021-12-15 13:03
1 reply
there wasn't any in the first place
2021-12-22 19:44
allu god tier
2021-12-10 10:17
1 reply
based
2021-12-11 02:23
#91
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United States xcalibot
adding flusha but not krimz?
2021-12-10 10:31
1 reply
#92
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United States xcalibot
also imagine adding snax on S+ but fallen on S
2021-12-10 10:32
S1mple S1mple S1mple S1mple S1mple
2021-12-10 12:15
#115
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Turkey nsgONE
Good list actually
2021-12-10 15:23
0/8
2021-12-10 17:56
Snax over Flusha?
2021-12-10 18:56
>all time >coldzera in god tier
2021-12-10 19:11
Cold LUL zero
2021-12-10 19:15
#136
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United States Outl1er
Coldzera in God tier is a joke, s1mple > devve, would move zywoo and electronic to top of S+, and rest is good imo. prolly some great players not listed I'm forgetting about but as far as the players you listed it's fine.
2021-12-10 19:28
No neo ?
2021-12-10 23:55
#163
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Brazil ImReverx
0/8 tier
2021-12-22 20:01
#168
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France FanchD
Olof should be in the god tier, his 2015 year was insane and for sure one of the best player we have ever seen
2021-12-22 22:41
S ranked god tier NAF
2021-12-22 22:46
God tier: S1mple NiKo coldzera ZyWOo S tier: Dev1ce A tier: f0rest GeT_RiGhT neo electronic olofmeister shox dupreeh EliGe Twistzz ropz NAF fallen kennyS
2021-12-22 22:55
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