ELEAGUE S1 talent announced

The official pool of casters and analysts for the multi-week ELEAGUE Season 1 tournament, which will offer $1.2 million total, has now been announced.

ELEAGUE, a joint venture between Turner Broadcasting and WME|IMG, will debut its first season with $1.2 million for CS:GO and 24 teams fighting over the course of several weeks for a chance at the largest chunk of the prize money.

With the first three groups already announced and action for Group A kicking off this week, ELEAGUE have now announced the broadcast talent for the event, which will play out on Twitch exclusively from Tuesday to Thursday, and then on TBS and Twitch on Friday evenings.


Major key alert: mOE to move from analysing pugs on stream to analysing professional level games

The casters' list includes two well-known duos in the scene: the RoomOnFire pairing of Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume and Auguste "⁠Semmler⁠" Massonnat and FACEIT's James "⁠BARDOLPH⁠" Bardolph and Daniel "⁠ddk⁠" Kapadia.

Meanwhile the analyst desk sees some of the usual faces return such as Richard Lewis, Duncan "Thorin" Shields, and Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole, but also sees the addition of Dustin "Dust" Mouret (mostly known for his previous work as a caster on CEVO and ESEA broadcasts in North America) and interestingly Mohamad "⁠mOE⁠" Assad, the former Echo Fox player (and other teams going all the way back into the CGS days in CS:S) and a famous streamer.

Denmark Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume - Caster
United States Auguste "⁠Semmler⁠" Massonnat - Caster
United Kingdom James "⁠BARDOLPH⁠" Bardolph - Caster
United Kingdom Daniel "⁠ddk⁠" Kapadia - Caster

United Kingdom Richard Lewis - Analyst
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst
United States Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole - Analyst
United States Dustin "Dust" Mouret - Analyst
United States Mohamad "⁠mOE⁠" Assad - Analyst

United States Heather "⁠sapphiRe⁠" Garozzo - Observer
United States DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer

ELEAGUE action will kick off this Tuesday with Group A, featuring Cloud9, Liquid, Renegades, and Luminosity, as teams will play round robin matches to determine placement in the group's bracket for the latter part of the week.

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

United States Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
72
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
United States Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United Kingdom James 'BARDOLPH' Bardolph
James 'BARDOLPH' Bardolph
Age:
38
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.33
DPR:
0.74
United Kingdom Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.90
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Here come dat boi
2016-05-22 17:50
20 replies
moe and thoorin fight
2016-05-22 17:50
11 replies
Moe analyst "WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT WHY WHY WHY"
2016-05-22 17:51
10 replies
ikr might as well get miss Harvey too
2016-05-22 17:55
2 replies
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMH
2016-05-22 17:57
1 reply
Brand new cs go dice game - CSGOROLL.COM c/ode for 10$: s1mple
2016-05-23 13:49
XD so true
2016-05-22 17:58
wouldn't have it any other way
2016-05-22 18:30
HE WAS IN CHICKEN FUCKING COOP DO YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT CHICKEN COOP IS? HAVE YOU GUYS EVER PLAYED THIS MAP BEFORE?
2016-05-22 19:45
2 replies
where is he again?
2016-05-29 10:47
1 reply
CHICKEN FUCKING COOP
2016-05-29 20:53
CHICKEN FUCKING COOP
2016-05-22 22:28
moe steel dazed thoorin
2016-05-23 07:31
Ppl can't reply me! buhaha wdd
2016-05-22 17:51
3 replies
wtf?
2016-05-22 17:53
oh shit waddup
2016-05-22 17:59
1 reply
#211
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United States Mercedit
her cum dat boiz !!
2016-05-22 20:39
Wow surprised for dust. Still dude really stepped up his game this past year with the contents. Deserves the chance. Still a mediocre caster tho. Gl
2016-05-22 17:53
2 replies
rip Henrykist :(
2016-05-22 17:56
1 reply
probably because he is going on a break. and what you gonna do with a half empty package. also its in na so fly in fly out. tough shit.
2016-05-22 17:57
his nickname isn't 'Bardolph' tho
2016-05-23 01:18
1
2016-05-22 17:49
Major key alert: mOE to move from analysing pugs on stream to analysing professional level games
2016-05-22 17:50
1 reply
ANELE
2016-05-22 17:50
ez
2016-05-22 17:49
4 replies
but no YNK? would have enjoyed to see him do the weather again
2016-05-22 18:12
3 replies
This is to be sent on Murican TV to Murica. Can't have foreigners speaking indistinguishable gibberish.
2016-05-22 18:39
2 replies
i understand him just fine tbh
2016-05-22 21:41
1 reply
1
2016-05-22 17:49
n1
2016-05-22 17:49
1st
2016-05-22 17:49
Nice½!
2016-05-22 17:49
#18
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Sweden impossibru
Nice
2016-05-22 17:49
#19
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Sweden DEFINEG
m1
2016-05-22 17:49
MOE
2016-05-22 17:49
#21
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Sweden YsF
gg
2016-05-22 17:49
expected
2016-05-22 17:49
yes
2016-05-22 17:49
ggmoe
2016-05-22 17:49
mOE as analyst? WTF And how are Thorin and mOE going to synergize? They hate each other...
2016-05-22 17:50
2 replies
It's mostly just banter, don't read into those silly twitter fights too much.
2016-05-22 18:18
don't worry sweden. I heard you won't see any analysing unless you watch it on tv.
2016-05-24 17:56
mOE GOD
2016-05-22 17:49
Nice <3
2016-05-22 17:49
"moe as analyst" no
2016-05-22 17:49
#37
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY
omg not moe omfg
2016-05-22 17:50
mOE at an analysis desk... gg
2016-05-22 17:50
Moe lmao
2016-05-22 17:50
Why Moe????
2016-05-22 17:50
m0e rofl
2016-05-22 17:50
m0e 4Head
2016-05-22 17:50
mOE and Thoorin on the same desk ? oh boi.. here we go
2016-05-22 17:50
WTF
2016-05-22 17:50
finally some thorin and richard action
2016-05-22 17:50
moe??
2016-05-22 17:50
1 reply
hi mom
2016-05-22 17:53
Analyst HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2016-05-22 17:50
MOE AS AN ANALYST gonna be interesting to say the least
2016-05-22 17:50
fucking m0e.. stich's caption summaries it perfectly..
2016-05-22 17:50
Mohamad "mOE" Assad - Analyst kek
2016-05-22 17:50
MOE MOE MOE wuit
2016-05-22 17:50
omg RLewis and Thorin YESSSS!!! and then I see mOE ayy lmao
2016-05-22 17:50
#62
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Sweden Trojka03
No love for Fiffy? Hope they get Threat back on the desk in between NiP's games. EDIT: Moe on the desk with Thorin and RL, the banter gonna be so good :D Can't wait.
2016-05-22 17:52
#63
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World omojr
GOD moE vs Thooorin
2016-05-22 17:50
#64
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United States n3h
mOE :D
2016-05-22 17:50
m0e and thorin lmao
2016-05-22 17:51
#66
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Poland tentego
bardolph worst caster ever. 0 emotions -.-
2016-05-22 17:51
moe hype
2016-05-22 17:51
Major key alert: mOE to move from analysing pugs on stream to analysing professional level games LOL
2016-05-22 17:51
#70
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Sweden godname
LUL mOE Im so hyped now XDD hahahahaha
2016-05-22 17:51
No SadKiss and HenryGG means bad lineup
2016-05-22 17:51
2 replies
thorin + m0e best combo
2016-05-22 17:52
They've both said they're going to take a break from casting in June, I think.
2016-05-23 12:56
CHICKEN FUCKING COOP
2016-05-22 17:51
Major key alert: mOE to move from analysing pugs on stream to analysing professional level games
2016-05-22 17:51
moE hype
2016-05-22 17:51
Nice. Anders & Semmler + Thorin = Complete tier 1 lineup. The rest I don't really care.
2016-05-22 17:51
#77
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Brazil Ferla
Lol will be great to see thooorin and moe together
2016-05-22 17:52
keep in mind this will be on tv so they need it to be entertaining
2016-05-22 17:52
#79
Xyp9x | 
Europe Fridd
Chicken Coop! Chickeen coooop!
2016-05-22 17:52
talent moe pick one
2016-05-22 17:52
1 reply
moe apparently
2016-05-23 06:20
Moe... wtf
2016-05-22 17:52
Major key alert: mOE to move from analysing pugs on stream to analysing professional level games Stich, you're a god.
2016-05-22 17:53
moe? HAHAHAHHAHA
2016-05-22 17:53
What a day to be alive.
2016-05-22 17:53
#89
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
Major key alert: mOE to move from analysing pugs on stream to analysing professional level games cmoon stich you are trying WAY too hard :/
2016-05-22 17:54
4 replies
on the contrary this one seemed to arise perfectly to the occasion
2016-05-22 17:56
3 replies
even tho usually i like your puns, this was atleast for me was kinda meh. Your interviews are nice tho :)
2016-05-22 17:57
2 replies
well hopefully I can continue impressing this week since I'm already in Atlanta for ELEAGUE coverage :)
2016-05-22 18:04
1 reply
good luck :)
2016-05-22 18:04
#90
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Sweden Donger89
lmfao
2016-05-22 17:54
That major key alert ayyy
2016-05-22 17:54
mOE W0w excited
2016-05-22 17:55
EZ MOE
2016-05-22 17:55
ez 4 mOE "white steel" Assad
2016-05-22 17:55
#95
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista
m0E analyst? Wtf? Do they have a betting segment?
2016-05-22 17:55
Are u kidding me?
2016-05-22 17:55
mOE and thorin on same desk yes pls
2016-05-22 17:55
MOR.... RIP CSGO
2016-05-22 17:56
so i won't skip/mute the analyst desk part for once. it's going to be interesting
2016-05-22 17:56
Dust on tv? maybe now he can find someone for his threesomes since he will be famooz
2016-05-22 17:57
wow! unexpected!
2016-05-22 17:57
#105
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Czech Republic mangocz
ANELE
2016-05-22 17:57
#106
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Germany ConAction
I don't get how the Tournament works?!
2016-05-22 17:57
8 replies
24 teams, groups of four teams each week (so six weeks of group play + one week for a last chance playoff bracket + one week for a playoff bracket). Tuesday to Thursdays will be group and bracket matches on Twitch, Fridays will be on Twitch + TBS (American TV channel that is part of basic cable)
2016-05-22 18:00
7 replies
#153
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Germany ConAction
What? So many games are already played why is just NOW the announcement about that?
2016-05-22 18:24
6 replies
What? No ELEAGUE games have been played yet, maybe you're thinking of another tournament?
2016-05-22 18:25
5 replies
#175
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Germany ConAction
Isnt ECS ELEAGUE? :D What is ECS then? :o :DD
2016-05-22 18:43
4 replies
completely different league, it's a partnership between Twitch and FACEIT with $3.5 million across two seasons ELEAGUE is a partnership between Turner Broadcasting and WME|IMG with $2.4 million across two seasons
2016-05-22 18:47
3 replies
#178
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Germany ConAction
oh ty :) but is the ELEAGUE on LAN? So with a Lan finish? Or just Online Tournament across the board same question with ECS
2016-05-22 18:50
2 replies
All of ELeague is on LAN, they play in the Turner Studios in Atlanta.
2016-05-23 03:27
1 reply
#234
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Germany ConAction
ty so much :)
2016-05-23 13:51
m0E analysis LUL
2016-05-22 17:57
moe kurwa XD
2016-05-22 17:58
Analyst moe? Moe instead of Fifflaren? Srsly?
2016-05-22 17:58
MOE 7ABIBI<333
2016-05-22 17:59
#116
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Russia Reph
fakin chicken coop
2016-05-22 17:59
fight mOE vs Thorin live on analyst desk. NOICE
2016-05-22 17:59
meo xDDDDDDD
2016-05-22 17:59
#120
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Sweden YsF
:))
2016-05-22 17:59
HAHAHAAHA
2016-05-22 17:59
toxic
2016-05-22 18:00
MOE :))))
2016-05-22 18:00
DJ KHALED: MAJOR KEY ALERT!
2016-05-22 18:00
1 reply
I GOT SO MUCH JEWLRY GO BUY YO MAMA A HOUSE XD
2016-05-22 18:02
lmao m0E, it will be interesting, hope he won't bomb the arena because of Thorin XDD
2016-05-22 18:01
Do we know the airtimes yet? Is it watchavle for EU?
2016-05-22 18:01
that moment when u read Talent and see a picture of moe Kregasm xD
2016-05-22 18:03
> mOE > analyst pick one
2016-05-22 18:04
mOE and Thorin hate eachother right? xD gonna be fun
2016-05-22 18:05
LOL!! mOE the analyst!!
2016-05-22 18:05
Moe and Thooorin on one analyst desk? This gon be gud.
2016-05-22 18:05
2 replies
1 reply
This gives me 2 reasons to not just skip analyst desk, Thooorin and Thooorin having some great banter with Moe.
2016-05-22 18:08
moe hasn't done analysis in his life
2016-05-22 18:06
"Major key alert: mOE to move from analysing pugs on stream to analysing professional level games" Best bait i've ever read
2016-05-22 18:07
To put it in context @m0E_tv is an ex-pro who has only recently retired, a veteran of the game and a full time entertainer. A smart pick.
2016-05-22 18:07
2 replies
He and Thooorin will be a great duo on the analyst desk, no doubt.
2016-05-22 18:10
"To put it in context..." Anyone who plays CS should know who Moe is, no context necessary lmfao
2016-05-22 18:40
#142
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Belarus Starvoid
LOL MOE AS ANALYST ROFL
2016-05-22 18:08
#144
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ
omg moe....
2016-05-22 18:09
OMG MOE. RIP
2016-05-22 18:10
but still mOE>Mo>Mou
2016-05-22 18:12
MOE AND THORIN
2016-05-22 18:14
moe lol
2016-05-22 18:17
haha moe? really?
2016-05-22 18:19
LOL Dust.. Who on earth recommended him for the analyst job.. m0E, Knows jack shit how to play "proper" cs, let alone analyze the game. But he is after all an entertainer and pretty damn good at it. m0E and Thorin, RL banter will be golden!
2016-05-22 18:25
2 replies
replace dust with ynk and that desk could be amazing, dust just simply doesn't fit in that desk at all
2016-05-22 18:30
1 reply
I agree
2016-05-22 18:31
3 replies
1 reply
yeah i watched that too
2016-05-22 18:34
Thorin and RL were laughing hard when they found out mOE is on the list :D I wanna see battles between mOE and Thorin, I believe mOE had some arguments with Thorin at some point of time before, now they gonna finally meet :)
2016-05-22 18:31
#161
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Finland yEkQ
moe wtf?
2016-05-22 18:32
Fuck moe i want ynk
2016-05-22 18:38
#166
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Norway SlimeThug
mOE isn't really that intelligent about CS compared to YNk etc but you can't argue the fact that it will be entertaining to watch mOe and Thorin at the same desk lmao
2016-05-22 18:38
Anyone knows will this teams participate in other leagues during ELEAGUE?
2016-05-22 18:39
on the 2nd pic m0e looks like he is on a date trying to impress a girl or some shit :D
2016-05-22 18:40
moe lol, this is gonna be awesome
2016-05-22 18:46
LOL CASTERS DESK CAN MAKE BETTER ANALYSTS THAN ANALYST DESK
2016-05-22 18:43
dno why people are surprised by m0e. m0e analyses NA games on his stream whenever they're at the major. he presented an alphadraft show where he analysed matches too. and he does try to guide players in how to play better when you watch his streams. similar to dazed and steel. he never just gambled skins. like when i watched him i would have said he was comparable to any other top talent in the scene atm. certainly better than ESL's shit tier people.
2016-05-22 18:46
moe and thorin on 1 desk :> this will be interesting
2016-05-22 18:46
moe?!?!? lets fucking goooooooo
2016-05-22 18:49
HAHAHAHA
2016-05-22 18:52
So funny to see you nerds get hard dicks over analyst announcements
2016-05-22 18:54
RIP THORIN
2016-05-22 18:55
-moe -analyst Choose one.
2016-05-22 18:56
#184
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World Notb8ing
moe : DDDDDDDDD
2016-05-22 18:59
m0e rage mode vs thorin, wanna see
2016-05-22 19:04
Mohamad "mOE" Assad - Analyst
2016-05-22 19:04
#187
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United States onesix
Kuntz.....
2016-05-22 19:06
YEES MOE LETS FKIN GOOOO
2016-05-22 19:11
- dust - ddks and it will be ok
2016-05-22 19:14
mOE vs thoorin mOE watching echofox rush B and the guy is hiding in chicken coop CHICKEN COOP CHICKEN COOP CHICKEN FUCKING COOP
2016-05-22 19:17
#191
hypn | 
Serbia hypn`
nice:)
2016-05-22 19:21
#192
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United States drawdeN
ez 4 moe
2016-05-22 19:21
#193
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Brazil Akaerri
Mohamad "mOE" Assad - Analyst Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst dafuq
2016-05-22 19:28
Moe is a fucking noob.. omg loses against gold nova 3 in matchmaking.
2016-05-22 19:29
n1
2016-05-22 19:29
haha! moe and thorin :D let's go!
2016-05-22 19:31
#197
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Latvia Avalank
moe as analyst, should be fun.
2016-05-22 19:33
unfucking believable, how will mOE ever give proper analysis? just go back and watch the show "halftime" he did with sadokist for vulcun, often times he had no clue and you could see he was just talking out of his ass. richard lewis did recommend him. let's see how this will work out, hopefully not so well, but we shall see...
2016-05-22 19:34
m0E has played CS since half this site was in diapers. He brings a fun personality with years of experience. Good pickup imo.
2016-05-22 19:35
"TALENT"
2016-05-22 19:43
don't get the m0E pick up unless u want thooorin firing shots 24/7.....m0E his analysis isn't all that good and yes i have watched some of his pug reviews....
2016-05-22 19:46
mOE and Thorin on the same analyst desk? LMAO this is gonna be fucking amazing.
2016-05-22 19:47
Good for dust
2016-05-22 19:48
moe <3 lets gooooooooooo
2016-05-22 19:50
moe analyst be like: WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT THE DIDNT LISTEN TO MY CALLS OMGOMGOMGOMG CHIKEENNNNNNN COPOOOOOOOOP.
2016-05-22 20:00
How much D did mOE have to suck to get on the desk? wtf...
2016-05-22 20:21
#210
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
youtube.com/watch?v=TAryFIuRxmQ Moe as a "Analyst"? The fuck.. he is a fucking gambling idiot.
2016-05-22 20:21
Things looked amazing until I saw moe ... LOL please tell me that is some kind of HLTV troll that's going to be edited later.
2016-05-22 20:42
Hopefully moses will also cast
2016-05-22 21:00
No moses, No scoots, No Fun T_T
2016-05-22 21:37
#216
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Germany LANDWHALE
ANALYST DESK! ANALYST FUCKING DESK, KILL HIM! If I get banned for this hltvs reference game is not on point lol
2016-05-22 21:49
-Semmler, Anders, moe -Talent Pick one
2016-05-22 21:48
moe will play csgodouble on analyst desk
2016-05-22 21:57
I prefer Metuz over DustMouret but I assume that cheaper is better as always. That guy (dust) never shut up, always talking, no breathing at all and for some reason he puts the mic inside his throat when he laugh.
2016-05-22 22:29
Dustin "Dust" Mouret - Analyst Mohamad "mOE" Assad - Analyst Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer Killy me. Sapphire is fucking doghist. Dust is Ok, but this dude is fucking uncharismatic. Moe is idiot. BG
2016-05-22 23:41
Where is henryg and skadoist
2016-05-23 01:16
moe and dust? lol
2016-05-23 02:37
#228
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United States Xmplary
why the fuck would they choose James and DDK? this is a huge opportunity to get more people into esports on TV, yet they choose the most boring casters in the game?
2016-05-23 05:20
mOE and Thorin... seems like it's gonna be fun :))
2016-05-23 14:22
ez for mOE
2016-05-23 14:59
rip... why this retarded thorin fag
2016-05-23 15:03
cant wait for mOE vs Thorin battles at the desk
2016-05-23 19:21
1 reply
I heard you can't see the desk at all unless you watch it on tv but I don't know
2016-05-24 17:57
lol dust
2016-05-24 18:20
Steve Harvey/10
2016-05-24 20:59
"DJ KUNTZ" LOL
2016-06-05 13:48
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