RobbaN joins FaZe as coach

FaZe Clan have brought on board CS 1.6 luminary Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström as their official coach.

Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström is a name familiar to anyone who has been immersed in Counter-Strike since the mid 2000's and onward, as the Swedish player was part of hard hitting lineups such as Begrip, NiP, and most famously SK Gaming.

RobbaN's playing days fizzled out in an SK lineup which also featured the likes of Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, and Marcus "Delpan" Larsson and which managed to win DreamHack Summer, GameGune, IEM VI Global Challenge New York, and ESWC in 2011 before shortly falling apart a few months later.


RobbaN won numerous trophies in SK Gaming during the mid-late 1.6 era

Whereas teammates GeT_RiGhT and f0rest went off to form the legendary NiP outfit that came to dominate CS:GO in the game's early days, RobbaN briefly tried his hand before hanging up his mouse for good.

The Swede was however spotted in the final months of 2015 both streaming the game and playing in various mixes for qualifiers including the ESL Nordic Nationals with other known players such as Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström and Fredrik "slap" Junbrant.

And while he will not be a player in this latest announcement, it still seems that RobbaN is not done with Counter-Strike for good as he will now be the head coach for FaZe Clan, a lineup currently ranked 10th best in the world.

The FaZe lineup is now:

Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup
Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill

Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström (coach)

FaZe's next deployment with their new coach will be in early March at IEM Katowice and afterwards at CS:GO's next major, MLG Columbus 2016.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Sweden Fredrik 'slap' Junbrant
Fredrik 'slap' Junbrant
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
279
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Marcus 'Delpan' Larsson
Marcus 'Delpan' Larsson
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1184
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1612
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1639
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
god
2016-02-10 04:42
this could be interesting.
2016-02-10 12:37
#155
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Germany privatesx 
Yes robban was a good player, but has he coaching experience?
2016-02-10 12:51
he was an IGL for SK
2016-02-10 13:00
#176
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Germany privatesx 
ok thats somehow a good rep. but he might be a bit rusty tho
2016-02-10 14:12
#179
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Turkey Mustafa- 
RIP FAZE [*]
2016-02-10 14:16
What
2016-02-10 16:52
+
2016-02-10 19:49
mr. negative
2016-02-10 16:18
he has been streaming for quite some time now playing CS, i doubt he is that rusty.
2016-02-10 20:43
he is talking about coaching/being igl in csgo professionally. that is a hard task for someone who hasn't played pro for many years. but we just have to see what happens i guess.
2016-02-12 10:10
Kick bot fox already!
2016-02-10 15:03
fox > chrisj
2016-02-11 20:02
Nice education in Poland Oh wait Poland and education, doesn't go really well together...
2016-02-11 20:40
so true look at pasha, he is so ignorant omg.
2016-02-12 05:43
#225
United States Ki0 
Lets goooo RooobababaN!
2016-02-10 21:16
when is he gonna learn how to 360?
2016-02-10 22:34
yo wtf why am i first all of a sudden WutFace
2016-02-10 23:59
#245
fr0a | 
Serbia Xempy 
Hey i am a random hltv user , good luck in life.
2016-02-11 13:53
:o
2016-02-10 04:43
no chance my friend
2016-02-10 16:21
#7
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
WAT
2016-02-10 04:43
dang son
2016-02-10 04:43
#9
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Brazil Jhowj 
noice
2016-02-10 04:43
what the fuck? welcome back robban legend
2016-02-10 04:43
#11
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Venezuela CACHi 
gl
2016-02-10 04:43
nice!
2016-02-10 04:43
#14
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Brazil wdks 
xaxaxa
2016-02-10 04:43
#16
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Portugal dracø 
dis gonna b gud. ez 4 foxiris!
2016-02-10 04:43
i dont think it said "the likes of" enough.
2016-02-10 04:44
lmaoo
2016-02-10 04:44
woops, try to spot it now ^^
2016-02-10 04:49
haha :D just joking man
2016-02-10 04:58
#25
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Macau fAKEs2j 
LOL, nicee... Would be great for faze.
2016-02-10 04:45
ok
2016-02-10 04:47
#27
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Brunei br0ks 
gl legend :)
2016-02-10 04:47
wtf stich... You're a professional writer and you write an article with "the likes of" 5000000000 times... jesus mate have some variety.
2016-02-10 04:48
professional writer Kappa
2016-02-10 08:49
Journalist* murican education at its finest Kappa
2016-02-10 10:34
#30
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
expected
2016-02-10 04:49
expected
2016-02-10 04:54
#37
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
haha that pic of baldy GTR
2016-02-10 04:59
baldy? lol... pls
2016-02-10 05:06
Fox only non-scandanavian, RIP comms
2016-02-10 05:05
Please understand that Danes don't speak Swedish and hardly understand it too.
2016-02-11 07:34
PogChamp
2016-02-10 05:06
#43
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Ireland Intrilo 
Faze, please find a new line up that actually will win something.
2016-02-10 05:08
#44
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Denmark jkaemmeister 
niiiiiiice
2016-02-10 05:08
- Fagelele + twist
2016-02-10 05:09
IMO he was the best player in CS history, in some ways better than f0rest GTR or neo. Now just bring back face
2016-02-10 05:12
agreed
2016-02-10 06:20
#123
NiKo | 
France motion:  
not the best player but prob the best IGL in 1.6 along with cArn
2016-02-10 10:12
Lol i wouldnt put him even in top5... Carn, Zeus, gob b, snajdan, ave, element and Kuben atleast were imo easily better in term of ingame leading...
2016-02-10 14:31
lol
2016-02-10 11:45
There is nothing wrong with being a new cs player, stop pretending like you know anything about the old times.. Yesterday someone claimed harts was the best french player of all time today someone else saying RobbaN is the best player of all time.. RobbaN is not even top 3 in swedish history, not even top3 in his era, not even the best player in his time in SK.
2016-02-10 13:08
Harta? Srsly?
2016-02-10 13:28
Damn sorry, I should have known that zet and Spawn are better than Robban because of those epic fragmovies and failed ninja defuse, back when CS level was low even tough their careers lasted 3 years and robbans lasted 12 years.
2016-02-10 15:36
What the hell did i just read lmao...
2016-02-10 14:12
face is coaching torpedo
2016-02-10 14:53
lol, in SK Gaming lineup he was 5th best player after f0rest, gtr, delplan and face - nice bait though
2016-02-11 16:28
not going to help them _AT ALL_
2016-02-10 05:12
2MLG4U
2016-02-10 05:16
#53
device | 
Morocco Morocco 
alaikit
2016-02-10 05:22
#54
rain | 
Colombia nezzy_s 
1nd
2016-02-10 05:33
RobbaN is cool, he has charisma for team.
2016-02-10 06:09
Rob-b-b-b-baN!
2016-02-10 06:19
#101
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Sweden gammeldorf 
nt dont ever speak robbans name again fox.
2016-02-10 08:47
gl
2016-02-10 06:28
Damn im early
2016-02-10 06:29
Hell yeah!!
2016-02-10 06:57
#71
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
Wtf dignitas 7th on rankings, They are not Even close to that, And the only results They have in playoff is a bo3 WIN vs clg.
2016-02-10 07:11
They have been already on two lans + couple of online matches, and teams like NiP, atd. just played 2-3 matches. Just wait for big lans and they won't be even in playoff and back on their #10-12 place.
2016-02-10 08:02
Dignitas is much better team than NiP w/ Pyth. :)
2016-02-10 08:21
Yes, but only right now.
2016-02-10 08:22
#102
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Sweden gammeldorf 
No NiP is RiP, Dignitas is prob top three right now..
2016-02-10 08:48
#109
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
Top3? Wtf u Talking bout. Just wait dignitas won't get to the major
2016-02-10 09:10
#115
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Sweden gammeldorf 
yes young team..they are gonna be top 1
2016-02-10 09:35
Young team /= good team
2016-02-10 16:24
#125
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North America nochance 
NiP doesn't practice with THREAT jet so you are just stupid.
2016-02-10 10:20
#189
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Estonia MorsAlbum 
Nip fangay spotted nice
2016-02-10 15:00
Godlike
2016-02-10 07:14
Expected.
2016-02-10 07:14
Very good...someone that really might understand the game n1
2016-02-10 07:17
#76
United States mah9 
wow thats awesome, gl to him! happy to him back in the scene
2016-02-10 07:41
#78
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Turkey powergs 
Switch fox and robban pls
2016-02-10 07:47
#79
Finland Tekh 
expected
2016-02-10 07:48
gl RobbaN
2016-02-10 07:50
Great, glglgl (btw, still THREAT>RobbaN, but good upgrade for FaZe)
2016-02-10 08:00
#104
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Sweden gammeldorf 
no, dignitas MSL > Threat
2016-02-10 08:49
axxxaxaxaxaxaax nt refugee
2016-02-10 08:54
#107
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Sweden gammeldorf 
are u dumb or something??? Threat hasnt proven anything, MSL is a top IGL that took dignitas now to even top 3. so nt 3rd worlder pusi mi kurac
2016-02-10 08:57
Threat took team acer to top of tier 2
2016-02-10 13:29
Top 3? Dude they're a great team but they are not better than Fnatic Envyus Luminosity Navi
2016-02-10 13:30
#180
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Sweden gammeldorf 
Dignitas is a lot better than atleast Fnatic and Envy, maybe not Luminosity and Navi..
2016-02-10 14:27
#183
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Finland OpTic_allu 
dont take b8 mato
2016-02-10 14:49
1.Fnatic 2.Na`Vi 3.EnVy 4.Luminosity
2016-02-10 17:06
#85
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India j4v0 
Best players of SK have by far been Walle and Spawn Robban was part of this legendary team and hence is worthy to be a legend as well. In reality Faze needs so serious hard work if they need to get into reckoning of winning anything and Sadly Katowice and MLG are too soon for them to showcase any impact with this addition .
2016-02-10 08:14
#111
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
f0rest and gtr played for sk in late cs 1.6. face and allen were solid af too. There were too many good players in SK to only nominate 2. And spawn is overrated.
2016-02-10 09:13
#242
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India j4v0 
For me Forest and GTR are Legends from Fnatic .. SK Was made great by some players and if you think Spawn is Overrated then ....... You have not seen the best era of CS
2016-02-11 12:32
#243
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
Yes sorry, by overrated i meant, that for me, spawn was great, no doubt about it, but that's not something it comes to mind when i pronounce "counter-strike". What do you mean by "best era of cs" ? Because 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 were years where everybody was able to beat everybody (except in 2010, NaVi was the team) and the excitement for each WCG/ESWC was so nice. I still remember the bo3 of PGS vs NoA at eswc 2007. that gives me shivers !
2016-02-11 13:12
#248
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India j4v0 
2016-02-11 16:16
#252
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
So you base your CS experience on a clip ? this clutch by spawN isn't impressive at all, and at the end he failed.
2016-02-11 16:42
Gl RobbaN
2016-02-10 08:38
#96
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Sweden gammeldorf 
expect top1 faze now.. kappa
2016-02-10 08:42
#98
Europe g_G 
n1ce
2016-02-10 08:45
cool!
2016-02-10 08:46
#108
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
legend is back!
2016-02-10 09:00
Return of the King
2016-02-10 09:13
N.w.a.p.S inc? I think, yes.
2016-02-10 09:34
gl
2016-02-10 09:35
sick
2016-02-10 09:44
RIP zbm [*]
2016-02-10 09:50
#121
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
Robban God 1.26 rating
2016-02-10 09:53
#122
chrisJ | 
Russia ivanb_ 
holy shit ez
2016-02-10 10:06
I have the feeling FaZe is more about publicity and money than about winning.. Let's buy a young, popular team and let them be coached by a legend, the community will love it. I don't think FaZe will ever be a top team
2016-02-10 10:17
Oh you and your teenager generation always thinking that your opinion means something when you are a nobody and no one gives a fuck what you think.
2016-02-10 10:30
r3kt l0l
2016-02-10 10:37
Well, welcome to 2016, where who you are doesn't matter, only your opinion and facts do.
2016-02-10 16:28
They are already while you're just crying on forums.
2016-02-10 10:39
fanboi detected
2016-02-10 11:25
Prolly one of the best swedish IGL's on a par with cArn, THREAT and pronax
2016-02-10 10:34
#131
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Belarus spanyak 
i was waiting for this
2016-02-10 10:42
rip FaZe
2016-02-10 10:54
#135
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
ayyyy hello 1.6 legend welcome back to the scene !
2016-02-10 11:21
finally a good coach,faze top 5 inc for sure
2016-02-10 11:37
robbaNNNN godlike
2016-02-10 11:55
Looking forward to FaZe this year. Should be good.
2016-02-10 11:58
RobbaN legend! :) Welcome back! Still waiting for another legend - Walle!!!!
2016-02-10 12:03
GL RobbaN!
2016-02-10 12:04
Very nice, GLHF RobbaN!!
2016-02-10 12:05
gl hf Sk never forget
2016-02-10 12:12
Welcome Rob
2016-02-10 12:16
#153
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United States Rift 
#FaZeUp
2016-02-10 12:43
Robban now the coach)) I waited for this moment!!! Now I wait when SpawN returns to CS:GO
2016-02-10 13:17
Good call fazeclan ! Gl hf RobbaN.
2016-02-10 12:47
#156
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Argentina SirPatronia 
this aint 1.6 robban!
2016-02-10 12:56
#158
KRIMZ | 
Germany iN9N 
gl robban! show these kids how to practise properly :p
2016-02-10 13:01
This is insane. I will always remember him as SK RobbaN. A legend as a coach, should do real good for them.
2016-02-10 13:22
#163
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France StickyRice 
FaZe 5th team world incoming. Fnatic NaVi NV LG FaZe !
2016-02-10 13:25
I first tought he was gonna replace someone in faze :P xD Welcome Robban! :D
2016-02-10 13:37
Robbabababam h@H@H@ :D
2016-02-10 13:40
WOW nice they got a good pick
2016-02-10 13:40
I think we broke a record, no single ''Who'' yet :D gl robban, teach em!
2016-02-10 13:47
#190
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Estonia MorsAlbum 
#116 Fuck.
2016-02-10 15:03
What a ´pic!!!!
2016-02-10 13:56
Interesting. If he is going to call ingame that would be great, we can finally have rain back. If not... FaZe don't really need a hype man. They already have Mikelele for the hype.
2016-02-10 13:57
He will be IGL
2016-02-10 14:54
faze n1
2016-02-10 13:58
Grattis RobbaN
2016-02-10 14:04
Nice RobbaN! :D
2016-02-10 14:13
#182
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Turkey naberpanpa 
rob-ba-ba-ban!
2016-02-10 14:35
back me to 2011
2016-02-10 14:49
gl RobbaN! Legendary player! <3 <3 <3 <3
2016-02-10 14:52
Omg Comeback Nice Robban ! Spawn : Nip Gaming Coach Best Comeback ? Abdisamad 'SpawN' Mohamed Nip Gaming :(
2016-02-10 14:55
GL Legenden!
2016-02-10 15:08
GO FAZE!
2016-02-10 15:29
Good move by Faze,RobbaN respected igl from 1.6 so can help them alot with new things for sure
2016-02-10 15:43
-fox + SpawN #1
2016-02-10 15:48
#197
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United Kingdom jMz86 
Definitely needs more fifflaren.
2016-02-10 16:15
EXPECTED XD
2016-02-10 16:25
Besides being a good player in general, Robban has insanely good comms and is very positive. It has a huge impact in the long run. You get energy, instead of depleting it. He could bring alot to FaZe if they have chemistry.
2016-02-10 16:31
+1 , so true
2016-02-10 16:58
Yeah, he's a bit like dennis. A bit like what they lost. That super positive and motivating guy.
2016-02-11 11:35
Bobban
2016-02-10 17:05
nice
2016-02-10 17:06
Kick fox man he is the same age with TaZ like wtf ?
2016-02-10 17:27
The fuck does age have to do with anything?
2016-02-10 18:29
Maybe reflexes ? maybe raising a young talent that will be a legend ?
2016-02-10 18:53
I don't understand all of these teams picking up coached from 1.6, it was a completely different game back then and most of the current GO scene is just as experienced as these 1.6 players. This won't achieve anything except a pay cheque for RobbaN
2016-02-10 18:31
don't understimate RobbaN pls.
2016-02-10 19:02
look at that,they won vs. VP now on VP's 2 best maps.And he was calling for them all the time.
2016-02-11 00:03
#217
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Estonia Qlity 
who this kid even is
2016-02-10 19:05
#227
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United States jheroin 
robban is a 1.6 legend watch your mouth because u know nothing about cs friend
2016-02-10 21:47
-fox
2016-02-10 19:12
gl
2016-02-10 20:17
legend is back, ggwp
2016-02-10 20:21
who?
2016-02-10 20:40
literal meme coach
2016-02-10 21:42
this dude was amazing, sadly few people can trully recognize who pulls the strings in CS matches. most newfags think it is all about shooting and getting HSs. This might be what makes this group of players get on top.
2016-02-10 21:54
RobbaN is like such a huge figure. So underrated. He was one of the most stable players in the game back in the day with all the teams he played from Embrace begrip all the way to NiP and SK . If nothing else he can give them positive energy something a lot of teams lack these days. Most of them look tired of the game without any reason or strive for victory.
2016-02-10 21:55
RobbaN is not underrated, everyone knew him, cuz he is f***ing oldschool player and member of known organisations. as for me Walle, RobbaN, allen are legends.
2016-02-10 23:11
it's true.
2016-02-11 00:08
#230
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United States LiquiddZ 
expected
2016-02-10 21:57
#231
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Brazil hugoooo 
Great for them, they were desperately needing someone to guide them. But seriously. Man, look ah their whole roster just look at it and think about how they play, their skills, their roles. Fox just doesn't fucking fit there, for real.
2016-02-10 22:26
SK NEVER FORGET!
2016-02-11 00:02
Love when newfags dont know who even is Robban <3 and start hatting :D
2016-02-11 00:27
#250
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Norway JorgyZ 
Love when newfags dont know who even is Robban <3 and start hatting :D who even is Robban <3 and start hatting :D who even is start hatting
2016-02-11 16:20
- fox + Robban pls
2016-02-11 07:35
- fox + SpawN :)
2016-02-11 13:19
Robababababan! Legend! Fucking Semmler saying he doesn't know anything about CS:GO bc he only played 1.6! Lol gtfo you newfag semmler. Robbabababababan will rekyou
2016-02-11 14:22
Why not NiP instead of that?
2016-02-11 14:51
Robban 4 prez :)
2016-02-12 09:46
#258
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World bobythecat15 
good
2016-02-13 06:49
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