Kinguin win Gaming Paradise Qualifier

Kinguin secure the final qualification spot for the $50,000 Gaming Paradise tournament by defeating FlipSid3 Tactics 3-0 (starting from a 1-0 map advantage, 16-4 on de_inferno, and 16-8 on de_cache).

The Gaming Paradise is a $50,000 tournament for eight teams which will run from September 6-13 in the town of Portorož, located in southwestern Slovenia. Six teams are directly invited to the event, while the first offline qualifier located in Belgrade, Serbia was clinched by GPlay. 

The second closed qualifier, occurring "in-house" at a villa near the Slovenian seaside saw four teams travel to Slovenia in order to secure the final qualifying spot.

In the double elimination bracket, the first of the teams to fall was the Hungarian Rock team, followed by Gamers2. The grand final saw FlipSid3 moving through the consolidation final against Gamers2 to take on Mikail "Maikelele" Bill's Kinguin once again.


Kinguin through to The Gaming Paradise 

Using a stand-in of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač due to Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson's severe case of illness, Kinguin entered the best-of-five grand final with a 1-0 advantage. The first map was seemingly a breeze for the European mix as they crushed Yegor "markeloff" Markelov & co. with a score of 16-4.

Any hopes of a close series were dispelled on the next map, de_cache, and although FlipSid3 put up more of a fight, it was ultimately Kinguin who walked away the victory: 16-8.

Therefore, teams confirmed for the $50,000 Gaming Paradise so far include:

Sweden NiP Denmark TSM
Bulgaria GPlay Europe Kinguin

Four more teams remain to be invited; all attending teams receieve travel support and accommodation. More information about the event in September, including ticketing, can be found here.

 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 41 - 22 +19 - 1.42
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 36 - 22 +14 - 1.30
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 36 - 27 +9 - 1.26
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 32 - 22 +10 - 1.24
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 34 - 23 +11 - 1.13
 FlipSid3 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3 25 - 34 -9 - 0.84
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 24 - 34 -10 - 0.80
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff 26 - 37 -11 - 0.74
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 22 - 38 -16 - 0.58
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 17 - 36 -19 - 0.51

Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
777
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1001
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
Latvia k3q 
cool
2015-06-26 01:37
SKYTTEN must be shitting his pants
2015-06-26 15:37
+1
2015-06-27 13:38
+1000000000
2015-06-27 21:45
s1mple -19 (17-36) lol
2015-06-26 01:37
I guess he forgot to download the workshop hacks.
2015-06-26 01:43
u silvers i love when someone that is playing good then he have a bad day in csgo and you all be like omg he forgot to turn on his hack , his wh isn't working etc ... get a life plzz
2015-06-26 03:52
fangay detected
2015-06-26 04:01
Retard spotted.
2015-06-26 06:58
cheater found
2015-06-26 07:17
the truth discovered
2015-06-26 08:41
omg he forgot to turn on his hack , his wh isn't working etc
2015-06-26 04:21
He was obviously joking..
2015-06-26 11:32
#CSGOD krikri
2015-06-26 01:51
This tends to happen when he takes his retard duels against people that he can't purely outaim. NiKo and ScreaM fucking slapped this kid down so hard..
2015-06-26 02:32
#84
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United States criimson 
yep sometimes pro's apparently and happens a lot with the younger ones seem to forget there's always someone that can aim better than you being confident is an ability but being cocky is a shame..
2015-06-26 03:03
s1mple's "let's always peek" play style is a lot like freakazoid's haha
2015-06-26 04:53
Works better for S1mple tho ;)
2015-06-26 18:44
ofc, the difference is that s1mple is actually good :)
2015-06-26 18:59
never forget :D
2015-06-26 02:47
#86
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Didn't watch the match but I assume he was doing retarded shit as per usual but his aim wasn't on point.
2015-06-26 03:15
there was a moment on cache when NiKo took out 2 people from squeeky while the door was open, and then s1mple peeks the same fucking spot 2 seconds later and dies as well.
2015-06-26 03:21
#88
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Exactly what I expect from s1mple :) If his aim is on point it doesn't matter how stupid his plays cause his sick aim will help him out. Basically he plays like 99% of the autistic spastic retards on MM.
2015-06-26 03:22
sad, but true. but sometimes i must say, he can play really clever and original
2015-06-26 03:43
i am the 99%
2015-06-26 08:18
watup
2015-06-26 10:48
might be possible that he just couldn't outaim Scream and NiKo...
2015-06-26 10:52
If you watched the match the gaming setup was shit cheap monitors, crappy headphones and mice, and like $15 beach chairs...
2015-06-26 08:17
they didnt get their mices?and is that picture in post just random
2015-06-26 10:24
"DreamHack Open Summer 2015 - Day 2"
2015-06-26 11:56
Didn't everyone there play with the same tools? Or were there teams who were given ben q monitors, razer mice, and bad ass gaming chairs while everyone else played with shit?
2015-06-26 15:58
Yes, but still, if it was online then fside wouldve won EASILY. Setup makes a huge difference.
2015-06-26 19:00
A long lan day can make you play pretty bad, on the other part look at Niko, he was a beast. Kinguin better get him, at least as a sub at first :D
2015-06-26 18:30
ez niko
2015-06-26 01:37
finally!! been waiting for this moment for a long time :D!
2015-06-26 05:28
ggwp
2015-06-26 01:37
#6
HUNDEN | 
Norway Miztaken 
ty for 400€ win in the bo3 <3 NiKo send me your bank info <3
2015-06-26 01:37
niko belic op
2015-06-26 01:37
gege
2015-06-26 01:38
Wp kinguin and NiKo <3
2015-06-26 01:38
#10
Brazil edg 
about time
2015-06-26 01:38
gj kinguin!
2015-06-26 01:38
#12
mason | 
World PRQN 
niko is a beast damn
2015-06-26 01:38
sick stats simple
2015-06-26 01:38
GGBOYZ
2015-06-26 01:38
expected [*] fox
2015-06-26 01:38
well deserved
2015-06-26 01:38
yes my friend!!
2015-06-26 01:39
- skytten/fox + niko
2015-06-26 01:39
Not -skytten imo he's really good
2015-06-26 08:35
#147
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Turkey powergs 
+1 he has sick aim and gamessnsd i think -fox
2015-06-26 09:13
I think -skytten
2015-06-26 16:14
simple top 1 confirmed
2015-06-26 01:39
Simple gets owned hard
2015-06-26 01:41
Can't imagine when would they finish final if there were all maps
2015-06-26 01:42
What?
2015-06-26 05:18
He meant if all 5 maps had to be played.
2015-06-26 17:10
#CSCANCER
2015-06-26 01:42
simple so good at lan...
2015-06-26 01:43
gg KINGUIN <3
2015-06-26 01:43
gg kinguin - bot fox + niko
2015-06-26 01:43
Pretty funny to see Blade top1 in his team LOL
2015-06-26 01:44
markie has 1 more kill
2015-06-26 01:48
and 3 more deaths
2015-06-26 02:01
dont make me mad swedii :(
2015-06-26 02:12
:(
2015-06-26 14:52
Niko Is the best.
2015-06-26 01:46
time to recruit niko lol..
2015-06-26 01:46
ez nip win
2015-06-26 01:46
-Fox +NiKolalalla
2015-06-26 01:47
niko mvp by far in all the maps he played
2015-06-26 01:48
Ahahaha silver detected, he did great but calmn down
2015-06-26 07:01
#228
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
maikelele was best on Inferno with 20-7 check stats blind fanboy
2015-06-26 16:01
"Bot" fox had more frags than scream but you still think that he is bad i dont think that this fight iis about fox it is about idiot people trying to annoy portuguese community
2015-06-26 01:50
scream was the igl normal he is always at the top or second
2015-06-26 02:13
Yes but well, fox wasnt that bad vs flipside, only 2 less frags then rain and maikelele
2015-06-26 12:08
Yes but you must kick someone to get Niko in, for obvious reasons :D
2015-06-27 10:34
Its more about the ammount of retarded fanboys your country has. /t
2015-06-26 13:17
Obviously it was not easy to cheat in this LAN.
2015-06-26 01:53
yes but why not? cause everyone was standing so close to the players all the time? or were there extra precautions?
2015-06-26 02:14
too much people hanging around looking over the shoulder xD
2015-06-26 10:58
no s1mple no party hahahah
2015-06-26 01:53
-skytten fox is playing well, hope he step up soon!
2015-06-26 01:56
Kinguin fans be like "HELL YEAH, GAMERS PARADISE QUALIFIER CHAMPIONS 2015, TOP 1 WORLD"
2015-06-26 02:01
im not a fan, but its a start and you have to start somewhere. + flipside is a good team
2015-06-26 02:03
maikelele and nip in the same house... 1on1 maikelele vs allu, on the pool. Pls take your popcorns.
2015-06-26 02:02
#44
World xhlr 
NiKolinho was in GOD mode this tournament. This kid's gamesense, movement, prediction, aim and team awareness is just insane. He's s1mply (pun intended) from another planet. Moreover, his English has improved a lot seeing the short response he gave in the post match interview. And to think that the kid is only 17 or 18 years old.....wowzes. He's got "FUTURE STAR PLAYER" written all over his forehead. I still can't fathom why mouz benched him as a sub. Message to Kinguin: grab your chance while it is still possible and make mouz an offer they can't refuse. Recruit NiKo before any other team does. Let him beast alongside ScreaM and rain. The fact that he'll be a member of Team Kinguin will up the viewer count with thousands and thousands more of any event this team attends. And it is in the interest of Kinguin (the company) too: Team Kinguin's fanbase will increase with a multitude in no time. Which means only one thing......CHA-CHING!
2015-06-26 02:03
indeed. was my first thought after the final match, wouldnt be surprised if they make a move
2015-06-26 02:05
ill be a kinguin fanboy if they get niko
2015-06-26 02:16
Since skytten doesn't really call as good as zeus,pronax,etc I can see them grabbing NiKo for skytten
2015-06-26 06:19
skytten is their xray ;) they need him more than fox
2015-06-26 07:23
but they gave a lot of freedom to NiKo, that's why he performed so well. Scream usually or rain play his role, and ScreaM was playing SKYTTEN's role. I dunno man, but you can't just look at a team and say, hmm maybe take this guy and put this in, might not be the fit sometimes. -fox +NiKo would be viable, but I don't think a newly formed team would ever think of roster changes, specially since it's their second lan event and they wont it. Let's wait till ESL Cologne qualifiers to make any judgement about the team.
2015-06-26 11:09
hltv.org/?pageid=183&eventid=1741&eventi.. I remember this tournament where NiKo was first on all 5 maps they played with ratings 2.16, 1.93, 1.52, 1.17 and 2.16 That was GOD mode :3
2015-06-26 06:47
I'd be a kinguin fanboy if they would recruit Niko. Just give them 9-12 months and they can easily be a top team.
2015-06-26 10:06
nt niko
2015-06-26 10:45
give Niko a contract... hes amazing!
2015-06-26 02:04
Kingwin I'll show myself out.
2015-06-26 02:07
Nice : )) Niko should replace skytten! really...
2015-06-26 02:08
people just take conclusions way too early. By now s1mple just sucks and niko is almost the best player in the world...
2015-06-26 02:08
THEY DESERVE IT! LETS GO BOYSSS!!! KINGUIN <3
2015-06-26 02:09
Niko is an awesome player
2015-06-26 02:10
#55
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Poland Madziula 
Best tournament ever. ScreaM in the pool <3
2015-06-26 02:12
-SKYTTEN +NiKo
2015-06-26 02:14
#225
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Germany OfficialKown 
Na Skytten is imo a good aimer and igl
2015-06-26 15:38
Nikola carry
2015-06-26 02:15
if Blade topgragged something is seriously wrong
2015-06-26 02:16
Finally Kinguin win something
2015-06-26 02:17
"Finally?" hltv.org/news/14880-kinguin-signs-csgo-t.. They've been a team for 1 and a half month....You make it sound like they've been a team for a year and haven't won anything..
2015-06-26 02:22
Their second lan.
2015-06-26 05:20
gg wp boys
2015-06-26 02:18
They should get NiKo as a player.If not some good team should pick him up he's got a lot a talent and he's showing it.
2015-06-26 02:21
#66
JW | 
Germany JETLECK 
-fox +NiKo pls
2015-06-26 02:23
Simple is one of the best known throwers :D xD but jw bestest
2015-06-26 02:27
#69
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Brazil hugoooo 
If niko stays, Kinguin can to big things
2015-06-26 02:28
#71
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Andorra Pocoto 
s1mple onliner
2015-06-26 02:34
no s1mple no FlipSid3
2015-06-26 02:35
There are people here who do not know anything about cs, just look at the score of player, each player has a role within the team. GL Kinguin.
2015-06-26 02:36
+1
2015-06-26 03:44
Same think to say for example -Buffon +Iniesta people dont understand that teams have roles
2015-06-26 03:48
To be honest, I want niko to be on the team instead of SKYTTEN mainly because I want each player to have a different flag, the two swedish flags ruin the international team
2015-06-26 02:38
Funny that Niko is carry..
2015-06-26 02:39
#77
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Portugal gandacenas1 
If Somebody have the video with the interviews pls send me!!
2015-06-26 02:47
flipside changed 3 countries and tournaments for 2 weeks. hard to play i think
2015-06-26 02:49
nerf nikolinho
2015-06-26 02:50
pick nikodakinguinmouzplayer
2015-06-26 02:53
#82
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Portugal dracø 
A team needs to get niko to play regularly, he has the potential to be the world's best =X
2015-06-26 02:54
lol
2015-06-26 02:55
kinguin definitely needs to pick up niko full time
2015-06-26 03:05
VOD??
2015-06-26 03:24
NiKo has crazy individual skills, if this guy really dedicates to the game, he has potential to be one of the greatest CS players we have ever seen. Focus and good luck to him.
2015-06-26 03:31
bad day for s1mple :/
2015-06-26 03:37
Getting carried by their stand in... Sad...
2015-06-26 03:39
why is that sad and not critisize the fact that flipsides carry was bottomfragging while their igl was their topfragger? kinguin as a team did alot of things right. niko is just a great player btw
2015-06-26 05:44
yeah, but having the stand-in carrying your ass and that and the fact that flipsid3 carry was not on point the only reason you qualified is sad
2015-06-26 13:29
He didnt carry in the first BO3.
2015-06-26 19:07
&#322;ol who's that Niko guy? He carried hard. +Niko
2015-06-26 03:41
#153
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Serbia Svipke 
He played for iNation and GamePub before. Currently under contract with Mousesports but benched so they can get auto-berth to major.
2015-06-26 09:36
- fox + niko maikelele to awp top1 is reality
2015-06-26 03:55
Niko can Awp as well
2015-06-26 11:45
niko 1 man army since 1.6
2015-06-26 03:55
1.6? wut
2015-06-26 04:52
#129
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Netherlands jen5on 
he already carried his teams in 1.6
2015-06-26 07:11
2011...
2015-06-26 17:38
niko 4 the win.
2015-06-26 03:56
s1mple bottom fragging lets go
2015-06-26 04:03
#onlineGOD
2015-06-26 04:17
looks like kinguin has potential
2015-06-26 04:39
after getting niko...
2015-06-26 05:06
Skytten rip?
2015-06-26 04:51
kinguin n1 clan in world kappa?
2015-06-26 04:56
yeah if s1mple plays that badly F3 aren't going to win lol, just look at their ESEA performance
2015-06-26 05:08
NiKo win gaming paradise legit
2015-06-26 05:41
GG well played from NiKo !
2015-06-26 06:30
niko carrying, don't know why mousesports dropped him
2015-06-26 06:39
For the free spot at the next major And Gob B wanted to speak in German.
2015-06-26 06:42
#154
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Serbia Svipke 
Hope mouse loses him as a player. He would be much better in Kinguin where players are still learning each other and there is huge space for him to get his role and play style used by team.
2015-06-26 09:38
Exactly +1 Germans always are so strict and their mentality as such is to have rules, play strict, be rigid They are also already a well defined team, meaning there is few roles Niko could fit in With Kinguin, he would have so much more freedom
2015-06-26 10:55
+1 can confirm, Germans always, always lose it if you even suggest a force buy in MM.
2015-06-26 18:06
K I N G U I N B O Y S
2015-06-26 06:58
2bad4s1mple he couldn't whine at his teammates cuz he played too bad this time
2015-06-26 06:59
#128
United Kingdom ecu 
Wp!
2015-06-26 07:04
#134
Ukraine bia 
FlipSid3 have played 3 big tournaments in 10 days in different countries. And after that orgs made their games at night. Why not to start earlier? It's obvious that FlipSid3 are tired at night. In the evening they played much better vs Kinguin
2015-06-26 07:58
#135
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Poland Roni445 
No S!mple no win!
2015-06-26 08:14
#137
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
-fox +niko
2015-06-26 08:17
Now just need to -fox and add either twist or dennis and GG, Skytten should stay out of the team. See if they cant convince someone like Devilwalk to coach again and they will pwn.
2015-06-26 08:22
... Dw left fnatic to PLAY not to coach Kinguin lol
2015-06-26 09:17
Yeeeeeahhh, but he not as good at playing as he is coaching
2015-06-26 09:57
Worst s1mple game)
2015-06-26 08:25
that was so ez rofl
2015-06-26 08:36
s1mple nice awp palyer? 17-36 good noob s1mple
2015-06-26 08:54
Get rid of SKYTTEN, this is the best combo.
2015-06-26 09:01
markeloff best f3 player during the tournament go awp plz
2015-06-26 09:28
-skytten +niko fox is good, but if it was possible -fox +chrisj = FATALITY COMBO
2015-06-26 09:36
niko too str0nk
2015-06-26 09:38
kinguiin!
2015-06-26 09:49
It's funny. Do you want to remove the primary AWPer to put a madfragger? GENIUS! Anway, wp Kinguin.
2015-06-26 10:05
-fox +niko
2015-06-26 10:11
no offence to you but fox is not that good anymore, i remember playing and watching 1.6 fox was a beast nowadays he's mediocre at best. Taz and Neo are same age and are miles better than fox, maikelow is a better awp aswell.
2015-06-26 10:30
And because he's mediocre he was chosen, when there are dozens of players waiting for a chance in a big team. Makes sense.
2015-06-26 14:05
what doesnt make sense is portugese people defending him like he's a national hero. Its simple he used to be good - now hes mediocre. That shit happens with time. I could name 5 players that speak better english and are better in game than him and could possibly join kingiun.
2015-06-26 17:39
I am defending him because of logic, not flag, buddy...
2015-06-27 00:03
obviously there's no reason to keep fox anymore, since niko is way better in any aspect, + he can AWP better than fox. dude, fox sucks, dont be so proud of him
2015-06-26 12:13
AW better than fox? Thanks for the laugh.
2015-06-26 14:03
#233
SpawN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina nessaja 
Guess you didnt watch Niko awping.Mad fanboy
2015-06-26 17:00
Right. You should see fox awping too, you know...
2015-06-27 00:02
But can they convert? Surely!
2015-06-26 10:10
s1mple once again proves himself he's the best at lan !!
2015-06-26 10:16
you should watch all games and not the statistics of one match, versus G2 he was good and he did several nice actions along the lan. Kinguin players were so confident and in fire when playing the final.
2015-06-26 11:38
Niko is the new Neo of csgo
2015-06-26 10:33
s1mple bottomfragging? gg
2015-06-26 10:35
#171
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Sweden Kasidro 
Remove fox and add Niko and this team will be awsome
2015-06-26 10:36
Awesome performance by Niko, this kid has a bright future. Someone recruit him fast before he gets proposed by some random 'murican team.
2015-06-26 10:51
he is in mouz already
2015-06-26 11:55
Internet explorer?
2015-06-26 12:00
free gaza
2015-06-26 13:11
lol youre pathetic
2015-06-26 14:03
#256
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Spain MagRE 
You too
2015-06-27 13:54
how come?
2015-06-27 13:56
Mouz is a team without ambition and he has been put as a 6th player. What can he expect from that situation ?
2015-06-26 12:21
he got ez money from them,not even playing
2015-06-26 13:10
He's got the potential to be a top5 player if not better, why would he content himself with that ?
2015-06-26 15:47
because he cant go to other teams,he is under contract
2015-06-27 11:46
WADDUP NOW HATERS, WOOO
2015-06-26 11:01
nice nice nice ;)!
2015-06-26 11:15
"NiKo joins Kinguin"- soon
2015-06-26 11:46
"s1mple top 1" "s1mple best player in the world" hahahahaha noobs
2015-06-26 11:53
nice;)
2015-06-26 11:54
can they k1ck fox now and replace him with niko? that portuguese guy sucks balls big time *waiting for hatetrain*
2015-06-26 12:11
#229
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France Echoliciouss 
Grow up.
2015-06-26 16:04
kinguin fox <3
2015-06-26 12:11
what did he do to help kinguin win this qual? :P hes doing stupid silver-kind mistakes in every game, and rest of the team have to save rounds because he fucks all up
2015-06-26 12:14
lool... watch the games before talk
2015-06-26 13:57
2015-06-26 12:19
sausage pool party!
2015-06-26 12:28
#210
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Romania rockNoob 
Song name?
2015-06-26 13:25
f3 bot
2015-06-26 13:21
NiKo wins Gaming Paradise Qualifier*
2015-06-26 13:24
s1mple = 17-36 ahaha
2015-06-26 13:43
when blad3 topfragging, something is rly wrong.. how much? nothing ;D
2015-06-26 14:22
NIKOLINHO is dOMiNATiNG
2015-06-26 16:13
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