ELEAGUE prize distribution

LucasAM
May 24th, 2016 02:59

With $1,400,000 (bumped up from the original $1,200,000) on the line, ELEAGUE has set the highest prize pool of any single tournament in CS:GO to date.

The prize distribution has been released in ELEAGUE’s rulebook, which can be found here, and features topics such as scheduling, format, rules, and legal matters.


A first look at Turner's ELEAGUE studio in Atlanta, GA

The distribution of the prize amongst the participants is as follows:

1. $390,000
2. $140,000
3-4. $60,000
5-8. $50,000
9-14. $40,000
15-24. $30,000
LCQ Winner. $10,000 

Coming later tonight on HLTV.org will be a breakdown of media day which will include an interview with Craig Barry, EVP and Chief Content Officer at Turner Sports, as well as highlights from the round tables and press conference, and an interview with Richard Lewis.

a lot of moneys for virtus.pro
2016-05-24 02:59
dat bait
2016-05-24 03:01
no bait he is prophet
2016-07-31 08:16
+1
2016-07-31 08:18
+1
2016-07-31 21:41
30k is a lot for vp indeed
2016-05-24 03:02
+1
2016-05-24 03:03
+1 30K more like 390K
2016-07-30 23:20
#48
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Serbia Suckleus 
+1
2016-05-24 03:07
+100
2016-05-24 03:10
+1
2016-05-24 03:10
#57
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Germany Samothx 
i can already smell the burn
2016-05-24 03:15
ahahaha +1
2016-05-24 03:34
+1 u can live like a kinf in poland with that
2016-05-24 03:40
What do you now about Poland. 30.000$ is 90.000zl. That's not huge money. You said "u can life like a king in Poland with that. This is unreal iife like a king with that. Maybe in Russia but not in Poland.
2016-05-24 09:35
Poorland*
2016-05-24 09:41
I'm not supriced when german writing sth stupid about Poland. Polish and German guys never will be brothers, but it doesn't mean internet war.
2016-05-24 09:55
#138
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Ukraine Pasha-BOMBER 
you can be brothers only to fuckin russians. that's it and go clean some toilet.
2016-05-24 13:04
Better get ready with Lviv.
2016-05-24 13:53
stop trying to get the Lviv lel you will never do it
2016-05-24 16:49
#174
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Ukraine Pasha-BOMBER 
better stop crying and return our lands back
2016-05-24 21:15
u can stfu ukrainian fag. ukraine is poorer than poland and they come to poorland to clean our toilets XDDD
2016-05-24 14:41
Thanks for help bro
2016-05-24 15:28
#176
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Ukraine Pasha-BOMBER 
that is because every single gay from poland equals 0. only group of you can defend yourself somehow, stupid nazi idiots. I hate you so much!
2016-05-24 21:17
#175
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Ukraine Pasha-BOMBER 
are you talking about yourself, hobo?
2016-05-24 21:16
Have you got fake flag or you are ukraine guy ?
2016-05-24 15:27
#177
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Ukraine Pasha-BOMBER 
do you have some problems with that?
2016-05-24 21:18
I'm sorry my friend, my bad but it's still not huge money. I know because I'm living in Poland
2016-05-24 15:37
Even I, who live in eastern Ukraine, far away from Poland - know, that 1$ is almost 4 zlotiy. Are you fakeflagging or just never saw a dollar?
2016-07-31 08:31
#149
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Uruguay iNVE14 
In Uruguay u can live like a king with that
2016-05-24 15:04
#168
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Malaysia phyzell 
I want to buy a ganja farm with that.
2016-05-24 16:45
#181
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Uruguay iNVE14 
talk to Mujica he has a lot of ganja, and the money of a fucking country
2016-05-30 15:20
lmao
2016-05-24 04:05
fuk u VP will win didnt you see they just beat navi motherfkr VP is back bois kurwa my friends he turn NiP fnatic into meatballs Kappa G2 bandwagon for life
2016-05-24 05:16
4Head
2016-05-24 06:05
how you know??
2016-07-31 08:07
holy fuck my friend, no Kappa needed VP actually did turn NiP and fnatic into meatballs and win LUL
2016-07-31 18:21
Even thi, VP is the team with the vest sallary because the org. Is solo rich.
2016-05-24 07:19
Fucking cleared sonnnnnnnnnnnn
2016-05-24 07:58
#111
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
+1
2016-05-24 08:01
+1 rekt
2016-05-24 08:41
holy fucking shit LMAO that was savage
2016-05-24 08:48
#123
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Turkey Mustafa- 
+1
2016-05-24 11:21
why are swedes such good savages ;)
2016-05-24 11:41
#143
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Germany Luxar1 
-1
2016-05-24 14:03
xD +1
2016-05-24 16:00
what was that nip fangay
2016-07-24 09:21
#184
Ex6TenZ | 
Finland qBeY 
i aren't think that
2016-07-30 23:20
Whats up now Swedes ?? Woooo
2016-07-31 00:24
$390k is even more, and that's what they got fnc fangay
2016-07-31 00:38
what's up know?
2016-07-31 02:17
what up now swedes woo
2016-07-31 04:22
#202
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United States jub672 
lol
2016-07-31 05:13
#210
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Japan soneFILER 
hes a fucking prophet mate
2016-07-31 08:39
vp 30k
2016-05-24 03:41
30 k is not that big money for them
2016-05-24 08:47
+1
2016-05-24 10:58
kappa with this
2016-05-26 00:48
+1
2016-07-31 00:14
god like
2016-07-31 00:19
ayy
2016-07-31 00:20
YOU CALLED IT!
2016-07-31 00:23
#191
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United States sean^_^ 
ur crazy
2016-07-31 00:31
HOLY SHIT YOU CALLED IT
2016-07-31 00:40
#194
fox | 
Portugal VAC69FOX 
lol with all prize money LG/SK had won we can buy your shithole :) and your mother too as a personal slave for our big veiny dicks
2016-07-31 01:01
n1
2016-07-31 02:03
You sir can see the future!
2016-07-31 02:15
told ya
2016-07-31 04:20
god stark1337 GG
2016-07-31 08:12
are you from the future?
2016-07-31 04:49
HE FUCKING CALLED IT THIS MAN IS A GENIUS
2016-07-31 04:57
Nice
2016-07-31 06:38
well played
2016-07-31 08:11
#212
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Sweden yayer 
Hey reddit fags :)))
2016-07-31 18:27
haha pleb money
2016-05-24 02:59
#3
nukkye | 
United States yvr 
gl to all teams!
2016-05-24 02:59
Fak
2016-05-24 02:59
tt
2016-05-24 02:59
ez money 4 lumi
2016-05-24 02:59
#7
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Argentina tinchOO 
n1
2016-05-24 02:59
n1
2016-05-24 02:59
1
2016-05-24 02:59
lol
2016-05-24 02:59
wow
2016-05-24 02:59
6
2016-05-24 02:59
#13
Spain r1k 
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-05-24 02:59
#14
World Rioo 
15
2016-05-24 02:59
q
2016-05-24 02:59
noobs
2016-05-24 02:59
#17
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Brazil wdks 
sda
2016-05-24 02:59
#19
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United States MIKEYB^v^ 
1st
2016-05-24 02:59
#21
ISSAA | 
Canada gloomit 
fak
2016-05-24 02:59
n1
2016-05-24 02:59
hype
2016-05-24 02:59
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAt????????
2016-05-24 02:59
#25
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Thailand KillerBee157 
a
2016-05-24 02:59
N1
2016-05-24 02:59
#27
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Sweden Trojka03 
390k is so weird, should've evened it out at 400k
2016-05-24 02:59
#28
steel | 
Germany Antilope 
Hold the door
2016-05-24 03:00
GL to all teams! Hope Tyloo fix their visas to participate in time
2016-05-24 03:00
Awesome! Another way for the United Stats of America to support the economies of Brazil and the European Union.
2016-05-24 03:00
+1
2016-05-24 03:02
+1 ty burgers, we love you because you feed us the dollas
2016-05-24 03:11
+1
2016-05-24 03:42
#31
Other nars 
meh
2016-05-24 03:00
#32
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Brazil mibrzera 
ez $390,000 for Luminosity
2016-05-24 03:01
ez 390k for Cloud9!
2016-05-24 03:01
NT pedrocsgo bait
2016-05-24 03:11
lmao Pedro is my HLTV fam
2016-05-24 03:12
NT pedro's alt
2016-05-24 03:13
Here comes of the cheats
2016-05-24 03:01
#37
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
should be top heavy.
2016-05-24 03:01
I feel like it should be more money for 1st and less for last, rewarding shity team too much
2016-05-24 03:02
#84
2016-05-24 04:36
#40
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Brazil diixon 
ez $390,000 for Luminosity ez $30,000 for Virtus.Plow
2016-05-24 03:02
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL looks like it was the other way around hahahahaha nt
2016-07-31 18:36
ayyyyy
2016-07-31 18:38
#45
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France kennySsSsS 
ez $390k for lg
2016-05-24 03:04
Probably 30k. I think 30k$ is huge money in Brazil, but I'm not sure, if not please correct me
2016-05-24 09:43
You can buy a really new fancy car.
2016-05-24 15:11
Lol 3rd gets only 30k more than 24th. Shitty distribution but ok.
2016-05-24 03:07
ez 30k for Renegades
2016-05-24 03:16
#83
Brazil olym 
+1 so much money fOr nEWBiEs
2016-05-24 04:19
first place should get 100% of the money, they need to ditch the prize money for the losers so people actually put in effort trying to win
2016-05-24 03:11
+1 well at least 15-24 shouldn't get anything 9-14 maybe 10-20k and work your way from their like in a poker tourny. 1st/2nd get bulk of the pay out
2016-05-24 03:23
Unfair distribution imo
2016-05-24 03:16
Whats unfair about it?
2016-05-24 03:21
on a 1,4M prizepool with 24 teams, finishing third only grants you more $30,000 than the teams that finished last, that's insanely low dude. You can literally go to ELEAGUE, wait to be placed on the last spot and make more money out of other tournaments being played on the same 2 month time. since I assume they get all their expenses paid, $5,000 from 15 to 24 makes way more sense I guess, and you can take the extra $250,000 to actually boost places 1 through 8. I would keep the prizepool for 9-14 the same I guess, it's already a nice pay jump from $5,000 to $40,000. At the very max, I would agree on 10k for places 15-24, would still give 125 extra towards the top.
2016-05-24 03:36
Ye I agree it's pretty fucked up that the failures get such a massive payout. The people in charge of this obviously have never seen prize distribution in tournaments lol or they are obvious NA fans and know that 15-24 is gonna be fulled up by only NA teams.
2016-05-24 03:41
#74
2016-05-24 03:59
#68
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Portugal dracø 
60k 3rd-4th place 30k 15th-24th place considering you only needed to lose to get 30k.. yeah it's kinda unfair to those who got up in top 4
2016-05-24 03:39
Ez for Juventus
2016-05-24 03:23
#63
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Brazil hugoooo 
30k for last place is awesome... Just for being part of the tournament you already get decent money, even if you get 16x0'd every match.
2016-05-24 03:26
Dota The International 2016 20.000.000 Whats is going on?
2016-05-24 03:27
Biggest community.
2016-05-24 15:12
DE_NUKE is going to be the decisive map... many team are preparing strategies to "surprise mother fucker" others teams...
2016-05-24 03:30
#73
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Poland camarpl 
3-4. $60,000 5-8. $50,000 K.
2016-05-24 03:52
1. $600,000 2. $200,000 3-4. $100,000 5-8. $40,000 9-14. $20,000 15-24. $10,000 Would make much more sense imo than the prize pool that they decided, in 3 minutes you could make up and decide on this prizepool that I even went through the effort to make with round numbers, I could go even further and become creative towards the bottom with $8,000 rewards, etc etc With the prizepool that ELEAGUE has I fear that competitivity will drop for real and that the teams with less chances can strategically drop out in the last place, collect $30,000 while only spending a week of their schedule and earn in the meantime enough in the other tournaments to surpass the team that ends in third-fourth place that will spend a good amount of time to get there, since it is a two month tournament I think that 2-4 weeks they will for sure spend in Atlanta, not being able to attend other events.
2016-05-24 03:58
#76
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
"I even went through the effort to make with round numbers" Its easier to make with round numbers tho? Other than that I agree.
2016-05-24 04:00
Well, making it with round numbers makes it easier for calculus but wasn't the original plan, since it limits your possibilities on the paychecks and you need to think about another way to make things seem fair for everyone, if I went with random numbers I could make an even fairer prizepool with prizes like 7,500/ 32,500, etc. For example, sticking with 10,000 as minimum acceptable round number (I will go ahead and say that 5,000 might be too low for the quality of teams in attendance), you already lose $100,000 from the prizepool you have to distribute, almost 10% of it. And then using only round numbers, you will have to think about it for a while before deciding on the next value.
2016-05-24 04:09
#81
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
I mean I agree with your main point, its just that making it with numbers that are not as round is a bit harder but also a bit more fair. Either way though I 100% agree, the prize distribution was a bit dumb. The way MLG did it was a lot better IMO
2016-05-24 04:14
Just for the sake of it, here it is my not so round prizepool. 1. $635,000 2. $215,000 3-4. $105,000 5-8. $45,500 9-14. $15,500 15-24. $6,500 This way you can keep the tournament more competitive and a lot more fairer on the payjumps.
2016-05-24 04:34
#90
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
That's pretty sick :D I don't really like the 15-24 but then when you consider the fact that there is 24 teams, which is ridiculous, it makes sense.
2016-05-24 04:44
Considering that teams from 15-24 only have to play on four days, I would say that if they come last, getting 6,500 doesn't sound too bad. They will literally only play 6 BO1s and 1 BO3, I wouldn't mind getting paid 6,500 for that.
2016-05-24 04:55
#96
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
Yeah that's kind of what i was getting at but not in depth. Eleage/Turner have done such a good job so far, other than the prize pool :(
2016-05-24 05:01
what if valve told them the cashprize for the winner couldn't be higher than a major?
2016-05-24 07:43
So you took a pricepool structure of one week tournament, and think it is a good way to do a 10 week league? No. Here's why: 1) League requires much more commitment from the teams. Teams won't commit to it if the expected income is risky or unlikely. 30k for last ones is a solid pay from participation and keeps the league interesting for more teams than just top4 2) Lower tier teams need money too. Without lower teams getting money, we would quickly run out of organizations and end up seeing same top8 teams in every high paying tournament. 3) Leagues are, by default, there for the team organizations. F1, NFL, NHL, etc. all share the monies to all teams in league in sufficient manner. And even in those old sporst, there's a lot of controversie about top teams getting too much and lower teams suffering from it as they do not get fair amount, although are important factor for the league to exists in the 1st place.
2016-05-24 14:43
I didn't take a prizepool structure of one week tournament, I made it thinking precisely on the 10 weeks. 1) Exactly my point, you may look at it and say it takes 10 weeks, however teams 15-24 will only spend one week total from their time there (some of them two weeks), so they won't really need a lot of commitment. It's not like they will lose 10 weeks of their schedule there. 2) Agreed, however it really isn't fair for a team that has to lose 4 weeks to end up 3-4 and only get 60,000 when you can literally drop out in last, collect half of that value and in the next three weeks go to other tournaments (where the top places will have more money) and take advantage that all the big teams are away in Atlanta to earn an easy paycheck and possibly earn more money than the 3-4. place.
2016-05-24 16:17
kinda dumb that 24th earns 60% 5th place's price n1 anyway
2016-05-24 04:02
#82
fury | 
Brazil LeeeO:9 
eleague is gonna be televised here
2016-05-24 04:19
Which channel, please?
2016-05-24 12:58
#166
fury | 
Brazil LeeeO:9 
E+I
2016-05-24 16:40
what is LCQ
2016-05-24 04:40
Last Chance Qualifier
2016-05-24 04:44
does that mean they qualify for next season?
2016-05-24 04:44
no, from the 6 groups, the 6 teams that got first place move directly to the playoffs while the 6 teams that placed second will be put on the last chance qualifier, a 8 team bracket (the other 2 teams participating will be picked based on the performances and numbers that they showed in the tournament I guess) and from that LCQ, the top 2 teams will join the 6 others in the playoffs.
2016-05-24 04:52
#92
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Macau Igoskovisk 
Major 500k Elegue 390k
2016-05-24 04:48
16 teams vs 24
2016-05-24 04:59
1M versus 1,4M
2016-05-24 05:03
#156
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
#144
2016-05-24 15:33
no inferno no fun i kinda like that map how it actually is, banana and truck are really good, they're making the game more dynamic and unexpected. So sad that teams who practiced alot inferno for several years can't benefit from their work screw you volvo -newke +inferno
2016-05-24 05:41
It'll be back eventually probably just reworking it like nuke.
2016-05-24 06:41
What teams are in this? ive been off for a bit and dont know if there have been any qualifier or so.
2016-05-24 06:41
Its not about teams in ELEAGUE its about orgs and the fanbase of the orgs. No qualifiers, just the most popular orgs got picked up to play on the tourney.
2016-05-24 12:59
So there will be europe teams aswell or just NA because thats the only upcoming matches I can see? Maybe dumb question but Im blank on this topic :P
2016-05-24 13:09
EU teams as well, yeah. Not 100% sure how the groups works etc though. NiP, fnatic, mouz are all in there at least.
2016-05-24 14:42
#157
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
First group is only na teamd that's why.
2016-05-24 15:34
makes valve look cheap lol
2016-05-24 06:56
#105
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Awesome! good luck #LGLOYAL! Let's go BRAZIL! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3
2016-05-24 07:01
damm
2016-05-24 07:25
USA tournaments = best. EU tier 5 in compared to this
2016-05-24 07:51
#120
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World RA71M 
someone explane plz ?? where is the 1.4 m in the prize distrebution ?? or they will split it in 2 seasons ??
2016-05-24 09:59
#126
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Serbia whoa!! 
390,000+140,000+2*60,000+4*50,000+6*40,000+10*30,000 +10,000=1,400,0000
2016-05-24 11:55
#172
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World RA71M 
ahh my bad i feel stupid now
2016-05-24 19:59
#122
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
ELeague are Socialists
2016-05-24 11:07
Bad distribution
2016-05-24 11:45
#127
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Sweden lagcats 
fnatic better get olof back so they can get them moneyz nip placing 2nd wud also be great
2016-05-24 11:59
The biggest prizepool at the scene, but still only Valve's events are "majors". Kappa.
2016-05-24 12:02
Well this is a season not an event
2016-05-24 13:00
$270k being given out for 15 - 24th place.... that should all be put on the top ~3 maybe ~5 prize pools
2016-05-24 12:21
top5 all money, positions 6-24. 24pack red bull ;)
2016-05-24 12:33
so much money and only 300k for 1st place? dissapointing once again
2016-05-24 12:22
#132
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Europe MyNameIsWho 
indeed
2016-05-24 12:30
#140
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Spain akproxx 
5-8. $50,000 9-14. $40,000 15-24. $30,000 Top kek 15-24 10k or less 9-15 15k 5-8 20k Where os the point to give 30k to 25 place
2016-05-24 13:28
The difference between dead last place and a top 4 finish is 30k. How does that make any sense.. You don't even have to win a single game in groups and they'll still receive 30k meanwhile you have beat an opponent in a BO3, beat the next best team in your group in another BO3 and get through a random opponent (likely top 10 team) in another BO3 from the quarter final draw. Or simply yet.. after playing 2 BO3s and coming out of groups in 2nd, you then have to play 3 more BO3s just to even get into the quarter finals of playoffs. The reward is literally none existent for having to play consistently well to beat so many teams.
2016-05-24 14:00
most retarded prize distribution i ever seen
2016-05-24 14:56
30k for finishing dead last? damn
2016-05-24 15:01
3-4. $60,000 15-24. $30,000 so you have to struggle and be really good to get only 30k more than a random tier 10 NA team? who the fk made this prize pool??
2016-05-24 15:21
Ez Navi
2016-05-24 16:01
#161
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China ranxiaoxuan 
RIP TYLOO for fucking visas.
2016-05-24 16:16
No matter what place favelas get they fix favela :D
2016-05-24 16:30
goooooooooo
2016-05-24 16:37
#167
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Malaysia phyzell 
future looks promising for 1.6 players. <3 Molly <3 esports
2016-05-24 16:43
What's LCQ?
2016-05-24 18:41
For as big as this whole thing is for CS I'm surprised its not a much bigger prize pool.
2016-05-24 20:48
I thought the nordics were communists look at that retarded scaling of 10k$ between last place to 3rd o_O
2016-05-25 03:15
1st $550k 2nd $250k 3-4 $110k 5-8 $50k 9-14 $20k 15-24 $8k Every jump up is significant difference rewarding advancement, leaning towards top heavy, my opinion of optimal prize distribution.
2016-05-28 05:32
#183
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Australia yourwombat 
agreed
2016-07-24 09:27
good money for nip
2016-07-31 18:33
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