mousesports pick up NiKo

mousesports have confirmed that Nikola "NiKo" Kovač has been added to their CS:GO team.

mouz had been on the lookout for a new player since the departure of Michele "zonixx" Köhler in the wake of the team's disappointing campaign at the offline qualifier for ESL One Katowice earlier in the month.

After beating KaBuM in the opening round, the German team were sent to the Lower Bracket by Cloud9 before being defeated by 3DMAX. 


NiKo officially joins mouz 

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, who is widely regarded as one of the top talents in the Balkan scene, has now agreed a permanent move to mouz after playing for the team as a stand-in in recent matches.

The addition of the former iNation and GamePub talent means that mouz will once again communicate in English ingame - which had been the case when Aleksi "allu" Jalli was part of the team.

mouz still have a four-man squad, following Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert's move to PENTA Sports, with Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's side reported to be torn between Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz and Marcus "J0hnny" Gabriel.

With NiKo's addition, mouz currently have:

Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong
Turkey Fatih "gob b" Dayik
Serbia Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač

Germany Tobias 'Troubley' Tabbert
Tobias 'Troubley' Tabbert
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
266
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.18
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
834
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Germany Michele 'zonixx' Köhler
Michele 'zonixx' Köhler
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1269
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Marcus 'J0hnny' Gabriel
Marcus 'J0hnny' Gabriel
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
120
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Best awper, and they also signed up tabsen
2015-03-04 17:21
#10
Iceland bist 
- legija - gob b + anyone good +anyone good
2015-03-04 17:21
gob b is back, as good as ever. do you even watch counter strike? I have high hopes for this team now with niko. shame they couldn't make it to katowice, but maybe that was what they needed to make changes. PS: danish niko is officially now a no-namer, as nikolinho now seems to just use "niko"
2015-03-04 17:23
#38
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Sweden MelleN 
the danish guy is Nico not NiKo
2015-03-04 17:26
it doesn't matter. it's pronounced the same, and the other nikos and nicos are now nonamers.
2015-03-04 20:05
Brazilian Ronaldo is such a nonamer because Portuguese Ronaldo. Logic, you have none.
2015-03-05 10:41
that's a great example! 99% of people think of portuguese ronaldo if they hear the name, because he made brazilian ronaldo a nonamer. thanks for helping me further illustrate my point
2015-03-05 10:54
You Sir, are an idiot.
2015-03-05 17:51
Your previous paragraph spoke enough that I didn't need to clarify an argument.
2015-03-06 05:15
clearly not, as you can't point out what is wrong with my reasoning.
2015-03-06 16:35
niko is the swedish player, the Dane is Nico btw
2015-03-04 17:39
#93
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
hes fucking balkan not swedish wtf is with all this bad information
2015-03-04 17:42
r you fkn sirius
2015-03-04 17:52
You tried to embarrass me, but you ended up being the retard in this whole story. Saucer detected guys, attack! I can clearly see you are a saucer and u don't know the former player niko (swedish). Just search a little bit before saying anything here. Have a nice day!
2015-03-04 17:53
niko was very known and very good swedish 1.6 player, played with zneel, khristal, fyrte and threat and he rejected to move on csgo, guy in this news is nikolinho.
2015-03-04 18:10
orly?? u don't say read what i wrote and why i wrote it
2015-03-04 18:23
you are trying to be edgy by bringing up a completely irrelevant niko. This thread is about a CS:GO team and in this context Niko is short for Nikolinho. Fuck off now
2015-03-04 18:49
#185
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
+1
2015-03-04 18:59
why do u have to be mad? it's only a game duderino, calm your tits virg
2015-03-04 19:14
Says the guy who started being an ass just when someone tried to correct you.
2015-03-04 21:30
if i'm not wrong, why do u need to correct me?
2015-03-04 22:11
In the context being talked about, you were wrong, just like #178 said.
2015-03-04 22:14
why am I wrong? care to elaborate?
2015-03-04 22:16
#18 "PS: danish niko is officially now a no-namer, as nikolinho now seems to just use 'niko'" you in reply to him "niko is the swedish player, the Dane is Nico btw" He meant "niko" as Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, as most are. Then #93 tried to correct you and you started being a jackass to him.
2015-03-05 02:37
he is right, niko is indeed swedish.
2015-03-05 00:33
You're not wrong, just a cunt.
2015-03-05 10:43
There was a Swedish 1.6 player called niko. There was also a 1.6/csgo player called nico who was danish. This article is about the bosnian player nikolinho however and for some reason he is being called niko now.
2015-03-04 18:02
this explanation b good
2015-03-04 18:23
Light has been shed
2015-03-04 19:00
im high af and u made everything easier for me, thank you for that
2015-03-05 01:40
np as long as you pass that shit over :)
2015-03-05 01:42
thats the spirit!
2015-03-05 01:44
gyazo.com/d9c7f5be8d4bf468e4237c8313b207.. his 2015 stats doesnt really add up to that :-)
2015-03-04 18:51
do they only count lan games? he played great the last few days, and that thing isn't updated since 15th of feb
2015-03-04 20:12
+1 on the gob b part
2015-03-04 18:58
#19
 | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
+strux1 as igl and +one good rifler (Scream? kappa)
2015-03-04 17:22
#30
xeta | 
Korea minixeta 
maybe scream can be a stand-in
2015-03-04 17:25
++++++++++++ gobb trash
2015-03-04 17:38
-teamplay, leadership and chemistry for some random aimbots?
2015-03-04 20:57
mouz the "German" team...
2015-03-04 21:15
#259
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Ukraine fallenaxe 
+1 +1
2015-03-05 02:52
niko is not nico from denmark wtf r u talkin about who is best awper :DDD?
2015-03-04 17:50
hello newbie
2015-03-04 18:48
hello
2015-03-04 17:53
#254
 | 
Denmark tweakstar 
Wait for the Official News before you talk.
2015-03-05 01:45
NICE
2015-03-04 17:21
#3
 | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
Very good move
2015-03-04 17:21
Nice
2015-03-04 17:21
:D
2015-03-04 17:21
#8
 | 
Germany lpSykl 
ChrisJ should just play alone...
2015-03-04 17:21
#69
ptr | 
Poland EvilMack 
5x ChrisJ - dreamteam
2015-03-04 17:32
5 awps op
2015-03-04 17:41
Very good pick, NiKo is one of the finest player skillwise :)
2015-03-04 17:21
so happy for him
2015-03-04 17:21
balkansports?
2015-03-04 17:21
gl niko sick player...
2015-03-04 17:22
Called this a while ago.. Everyone thought it was a stupid idea. Sawwweeet
2015-03-04 17:22
where is tabsen?
2015-03-04 17:22
he is just stand in for now
2015-03-04 17:23
Isn't tabseN playing for Ducks?
2015-03-04 17:24
also there he is just a "stand-in" officially he lacks motivation, but since troubley isnt in mouz anymore tabsen would go back there. (he said it yesterday on stream, but not exactly in that words)
2015-03-04 17:46
2015-03-04 17:25
#35
Germany jojA 
was for that day :)
2015-03-04 17:25
it was just the line up for yesterday mousesports.com/en/news/11289/
2015-03-04 17:26
hes still under contract for playing ducks
2015-03-04 17:43
They need a bulgarian player to complete their flag collection
2015-03-04 17:23
+scream pls
2015-03-04 17:24
German team that has no German players. Heh, I guess they're an EU team really....
2015-03-04 17:24
#25
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Spain akproxx 
mousesport started with german lineup and now anyone is german xD
2015-03-04 17:24
#83
Gux | 
Sweden EczeL  
wat
2015-03-04 17:39
#167
 | 
Spain akproxx 
nobody i mean
2015-03-04 18:31
Scream incoming, international team
2015-03-04 17:24
-legija
2015-03-04 17:24
who
2015-03-04 17:25
Why did they kick allu then ? Imagine Allu ChrisJ NiKo Gob B And Tabsen or J0hnny.
2015-03-04 17:25
#39
Germany jojA 
because he apparently learns german in school
2015-03-04 17:26
So NiKo speaks German ?
2015-03-04 17:27
#50
Germany jojA 
I was told so, yes.
2015-03-04 17:28
#66
Serbia k1za 
nope,he doesn't even speak English.Legija is translating calls on Serbian to him.Kassad confirmed that on the stream,obviously he knows what he is talking about bcs he played with Niko in the same team for 5 years and coach's Niko's team after he stopped playing.
2015-03-04 17:32
bullshit niko understands and speaks a little german
2015-03-04 17:43
Kassad barely knows how to tie his shoes from the casting I have heard.
2015-03-04 17:53
He is speaking english very well so dont write bullshit.
2015-03-04 17:56
they all speak german. more or less...
2015-03-04 17:26
#70
 | 
Spain akproxx 
allu leave for sure xd
2015-03-04 17:33
mouz kicked allu because he did not speak German.
2015-03-04 17:35
2 nikola's lmao
2015-03-04 17:25
2 Serbs 3rd incoming?! ps i love chrishJ suck a beast from player! :) :)
2015-03-04 21:00
#33
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Estonia Virtus_pro 
Best line-up.
2015-03-04 17:25
Best possible pick. Now just change flag to international ;)
2015-03-04 17:25
expected
2015-03-04 17:26
tabseN or ScreaM will see
2015-03-04 17:27
Gl NiKo :)
2015-03-04 17:28
Umm I thought Mousesports was a german team :D
2015-03-04 17:28
gob b and legija are german citizens and chrisj and niko both speak german
2015-03-04 17:30
Do they communicate in English ?
2015-03-04 17:29
no, in german EDIT: News has been updated. So apparently, yes. :D
2015-03-04 17:33
German,Niko learns german at school
2015-03-04 17:31
Nope, noone school in Bosnia has german in school.
2015-03-04 18:17
you are wrong, a lot of schools have both german and english i even had it in primary school in 7th and 8th grade
2015-03-04 18:54
All schools there has german to 8th grade but it is basic german and very easy to forget, once u pass little school you are done with this cause noone middle school(decent education) has german that i pointed.
2015-03-04 19:11
it does cuz i had it in middle school .. where do u live, in which city ps.. basic knowledge is enough to communicate ingame
2015-03-04 19:47
NiKo my cousin lets go bowling.
2015-03-04 17:30
old news!
2015-03-04 17:31
they are a bit late, they should have signed him while allu was still there happy for NiKo tho, he deserved to play for big org.
2015-03-04 17:32
+1
2015-03-04 17:51
#121
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
+1 would be top8 team, and if gob b improves his fragging could challenge top5
2015-03-04 17:53
Nikola gang
2015-03-04 17:32
gl
2015-03-04 17:32
finally i wanted this guy in mouz allready 1 year ago tabsen would totally ruin this team once the play on lan tabsen is like the utter shit at offline events
2015-03-04 17:34
styko would fit in this team i think...
2015-03-04 18:20
best player at the moment to pick up nice and gl niko
2015-03-04 17:35
NiKo is learning German, so the team will be speaking German soon enough. If needed Legija can translate to Serbian aswell.
2015-03-04 17:35
GL niko!
2015-03-04 17:38
rofl chris calls legija niko inb4 alot of confusion
2015-03-04 17:40
hey its me ur brother
2015-03-04 17:40
How many times already Troubley left and joined mouz last 2 years?
2015-03-04 17:42
#108
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Germany HOFF1 
"The addition of the former iNation and GamePub talent means that mouz will once again communicate in English ingame - which had been the case when Aleksi "allu" Jalli was part of the team" where did you get that from. pretty sure they still call in german and Niko learns german in school.
2015-03-04 17:47
NIKO doesnt learn german in school, noone middle school in bosnia has german, only english.
2015-03-04 18:21
#203
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Germany HOFF1 
thats what the german news says tho
2015-03-04 19:36
#287
Bosnia and Herzegovina IFC 
Ne pisi gluposti. In Sarajevo (same goes for the rest of FBiH), almost every single school has Germany as third language, both in primary and high schools. Not sure how it is in his city, but I imagine it isn't any different. Anyway, the guy deserved this. Good luck to him.
2015-03-07 16:42
#109
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Norway ForfA 
SCREAM instead of J0hnny or tabseN plez ;D
2015-03-04 17:47
#127
2015-03-04 17:55
Deserved for him, very good player. If they are going to speak english, they should add ScreaM instead of tabsen and johnny
2015-03-04 17:49
probably not, they are some rumored that ScreaM play with Skadoodle,Hiko,Maikelele and his friend zbM play.esea.net/teams/97206
2015-03-04 17:53
nikola go A LEGIJA, NIKO - kden
2015-03-04 17:51
GL bro u deserved!
2015-03-04 17:51
NiKo is great fit for the team. +tabseN, great rifler and awper. -LEGIJA +Anyone but LEGIJA. Troubley's the new scream of german scene. In the end he'll be amazing player without a team.
2015-03-04 17:52
Another awp?Like why 1 is enough already 2 is more than enough and 3?TOOOOOOOO much
2015-03-04 17:57
He's done well as a stand-in/try out. Should be good for mouz.
2015-03-04 17:56
Is he that great 1.6 awper?
2015-03-04 17:58
hm, he used to be awp player sometimes in csgo when his teams were without an real awp player, in 1.6 rarely.
2015-03-04 18:23
Alright, thanks
2015-03-04 18:29
epic german team +tabsen and they have polakpower
2015-03-04 17:59
Too many Nikola's4_1team
2015-03-04 18:00
Gl niko
2015-03-04 18:00
Why german frag? No one is german here actually.
2015-03-04 18:10
German flag because mousesports is a German organization.
2015-03-05 03:59
then why does fnatic have a swedish flag? or dignitas a danish flag?
2015-03-06 05:38
You have to distinguish news related to a given organization, in this case mousesports and that is the reason as stated in #261 that the news features a German flag, and teams; fnatic features a Swedish flag due their lineup being Swedish and dignitas a Danish one for theirs to be Danish. Just like mousesports features a German one as a team due to most of their lineup, despite some of the player being featured with their "home/origin" country flag, consisting of German citizens.
2015-03-07 03:33
And Gob B and Legija actually are German, they're parents are not so they use their flag. ;)
2015-03-05 18:09
very good, now get somebody from norway or uk and gogo!
2015-03-04 18:10
GL & HF NIKO!
2015-03-04 18:13
GL NiKo
2015-03-04 18:13
good choice
2015-03-04 18:16
best pick.
2015-03-04 18:17
Niko - Nikolinho from Gplay?
2015-03-04 18:18
#162
Randje | 
Serbia RANDJe 
iNation dude
2015-03-04 18:27
any german guy in german team
2015-03-04 18:20
even the manager from Turkey xD
2015-03-04 18:40
+ ScreaM holy fuck! :D
2015-03-04 18:24
There's gonna be one German in your German team... gj
2015-03-04 18:32
#169
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
ChrisJ and Nikolinho in one team, great to see as they are some of my favourite players. Gob B is ok as an IGL, but Legija is too weak, I'm afraid. Even with Tabsen or Johnny, they still won't make the cut for the top-10. If only Troubley could have stayed, great player, then combined with Niko + ChrisJ would make a possible contender.
2015-03-04 18:36
Legija is unpredictable player for sure, sometimes he play very good, sometimes as u said - too weak :/
2015-03-04 18:40
2 serb players in mouz :o
2015-03-04 18:38
n1
2015-03-04 18:42
#176
KK | 
Hungary icbad 
pick sb from Albania Lavaz
2015-03-04 18:46
i lold so hard
2015-03-04 20:52
#179
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United States Bibby 
Bibby2mousesports heard it here first :)
2015-03-04 18:50
As long as they keep LEGIJA they will fail. I don't know how many times I have seen mouz playing and he was always lost/playing poorly. I mean you can be in a slump but not for that long?! He really has to step up...
2015-03-04 18:52
they will never win anything with Legija +1
2015-03-04 19:02
best german team
2015-03-04 19:01
omg
2015-03-04 19:02
Good pickup, will be interesting to see how calling with a 2nd language (English) effects them.
2015-03-04 19:04
Niko is swedish, nico is danes, Nikolinho is from balkans xdxd
2015-03-04 19:07
according to mouz: niko is learning german in school. so they will still be calling in GERMAN.
2015-03-04 19:09
This is Nikolinho right? finnaly a decent pickup by mouz
2015-03-04 19:09
sick player
2015-03-04 19:11
big future for cs
2015-03-04 19:46
- Kicks allu who carried them day & night' cuz gob b wants the team to talk German - Doesn't pick up ScreaM cuz gob b still wants the team to speak German - Picks Niko, now he decides that they can communicate in English - Still has LEGJIA in the roster even tho they are now OK with speaking English... Good job, mouz.
2015-03-04 19:18
- Allu wanted to leave* - ScreaM wouldn't want to join Mouz imo, he'd be able to pick his own team at Epsy or leave elsewhere to a "bigger" team. - Yeah.. I don't get that - Legija is a good player but he's inconsistent, he's a really good player when he plays well
2015-03-04 19:31
hltv news is wrong. they still talk in german
2015-03-04 19:37
Legija and Chris are in mouz from begging, probably best friends outside gaming, so i think that legija will leave mouse only if he decide to retire, or if chris leaves mouse too
2015-03-04 20:30
So gob b wants to call in German so he rejects to have players that isn't German but picks up Niko? Wtf is gob b on???
2015-03-04 19:23
#201
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Germany HOFF1 
Niko learns german in school (at least thats what it says in the german news on 99damage).
2015-03-04 19:36
niko is very good
2015-03-04 19:25
finally a good team for this guy!
2015-03-04 19:37
what a downgrade. but gl anyways..
2015-03-04 19:43
#207
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Austria gex0r 
i don't get that flag thing anyways. everybody of mouz except niko lives and speaks (think niko understands the most) in germany - so they're basically german in general understanding. NA players are also marked with the US flag and not mexican/whatever just because they have some ethnical background...
2015-03-04 19:44
yup mousesports listed legija and gob with german flags
2015-03-04 20:08
i also don't get this whole flags fetish on hltv, it only exists here. :D
2015-03-05 16:38
Niko IS A MONSTER!!!! I want to see some upsets against high tier team from mouz now!
2015-03-04 19:45
so many brainless people GL MY BRO, wish u all the best. <3
2015-03-04 19:49
a true brute been a one man army for such a long time.i expect big things from mouz
2015-03-04 19:57
GL niko
2015-03-04 20:04
need to get rid of legija
2015-03-04 20:09
+ ScreaM easy top 8 world
2015-03-04 20:09
Wtf .. Now allu is gone.. (*)
2015-03-04 20:20
He's been gone for like 3 months....
2015-03-04 20:57
#222
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Brazil hugoooo 
Finally he's on a relevant team and will play against the world's best more often. His stats (both 1.6 and GO) always impressed me, no matter how mad his teammates were or how easy his team was stomped, he always shine. I see him as similar as foxj and oskar, guys that are also waaaaay above of their countrymen.
2015-03-04 20:38
your countryman fallen in his time as well
2015-03-05 01:11
#256
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Brazil hugoooo 
lol no way, he always played with fnx... and his other teammates were bruno, nak, bit, and they aren't no-namers
2015-03-05 02:01
n1 , gl niko & legija , brothers from another mother ! ! !
2015-03-04 20:51
Serbia stronk! :D
2015-03-04 20:55
is mousports even german team anymore rofl.
2015-03-04 20:59
Mouz with allu = is mouz even German team lol xd. Mouz full German = mouz suck, should add english speaking persons. Mouz not fully German again = lol xd mouz not German anymore oneeleven11!!
2015-03-04 21:34
I didnt understand any of what you typed. Too bad germans cant be as good at cs as they are at making cars.
2015-03-05 01:48
Says NA... Nice try mOE
2015-03-08 02:41
gl kiddo <3
2015-03-04 21:26
+ kajsk1ng
2015-03-04 21:30
Mousesports are a joke. Ever since they picked up chrisJ and co, it has just been a revolving door of players. They dont even have a core group any more, its like they are trying to stop a sinking boat with a couple of buckets
2015-03-04 22:09
easy solution -legija, + tabsen and jhonny
2015-03-04 23:05
No,.
2015-03-05 00:09
nice try LEGIJA
2015-03-05 00:17
+ Zonic :-)
2015-03-04 23:09
NiKo is such a good player glad to see him make it on an established team. He deserves it
2015-03-05 00:06
i think mousesports should pickup some better team instead of online chrisJ plays
2015-03-05 01:00
16-0 nvr forget
2015-03-05 01:13
yess
2015-03-05 02:08
LEGIJA serbian ChrisJ dutchman nikolinho bosnian gob b turk still mousesports with german flag
2015-03-05 03:49
nikolinho is bosnian serb =D mouz german organization
2015-03-05 17:58
then it should be serbian flag,not german...kappa
2015-03-05 19:38
Niko is one of the most underrated players in the game. He just made this team twice as good. Best of luck !
2015-03-05 05:15
ffs kick legija and gob_b(sorry man, big fan in 1.6 but let's be serious, it's a young man's game) and pick up ScreaM and someone else that speaks english. i'd go with gla1ve+scream chrisj scream gla1ve niko and maybe tabsen in a supporting role
2015-03-05 10:32
#289
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Greece her-1g 
chrisJ, tabsen, gla1ve, nikolinho, scream would be solid international lineup i guess
2015-03-07 18:39
+nikolinho
2015-03-05 11:20
+MICHU He is a wasting his time in Inshock.
2015-03-05 12:31
as a german i always wanted good german teams, but anyway i like the idea of an european team, who needs borders and all this my country is the best shit -> no one, so mouz go international im fine with it!
2015-03-05 15:07
a bad choice
2015-03-05 17:58
#288
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
I agree gob b should retire.
2015-03-07 17:35
gob b chrisJ nikolinho inzta michu
2015-03-05 19:35
Nikolinho
2015-03-05 20:17
GL NiKO ! :D
2015-03-07 14:35
Nikosports
2015-03-08 02:39
Niko is a beast
2016-06-23 13:21
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