NiP win ELEAGUE Group B

NiP have won the ELEAGUE Group B final 2-0 over G2 (16-9 on Cache and 16-3 on Train) and advance to the playoffs of the $1.4 million tournament.

The second televised final of ELEAGUE pitted Group B's first seed G2 against the second seed NiP, with the French-Belgian team having convincingly defeated the Swedes during the group stage matches a few days before.

With Cache being NiP's map pick, it was Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro of G2 who got the ball rolling on the first pistolround with a triple kill. Off of this round, G2 kicked off a superb defense at first, shutting down NiP's attempts to gain mid control and the French-Belgian team went up 5-0 on the half after also winning the first gunround and the following round.


f0rest has been experiencing a return to form at ELEAGUE, including the final

NiP managed to execute onto the B site on the sixth round and successfully defend against a G2 retake to give themselves a round on the board. From here on out, the Swedes seemed to somehow gain a mental and strategic advantage over G2, which was exacerbated by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund winning a two-versus-five on the eighth round.

With no defensive answer to NiP's newfound aggression, G2 were unable to pick up anymore rounds and the Ninjas finished the half up 10-5. The second half saw a sloppy A take by G2 fall apart and NiP thus went up 12-5 before a G2 forcebuy put another round on the board for Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux & co.


bodyy did his best for G2 on Cache but the team overall seemed dispirted

Although G2 had a late game renaissance and manged to string together a few more rounds where Richard "shox" Papillon finally seemed lively, the map ultimately went into NiP's hands, 16-9.

The second map got rolling on Train and NiP's Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi picked up a triple kill for his team on their T-side to give NiP the first pistolround. Although G2 managed to win the first gunround afterwards, the Swedes suddenly turned on "Snus-mode" and pulled ahead to 10-1 on T-side before G2 answered back with a round that saw shox get three kills including with a grenade.

NiP's control of the first half economy near immaculate but the team finally took a slip on the fourteenth round where, despite a methodical entry, shox and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy scored three Five Seven kills to give G2 a third round in the half. NiP grabbed the final round of the half and ended up leading 12-3.

NiP then claimed the second pistolround of G2's map pick and things started to truly fall out of control for the latter team, including a team kill on the seventeenth round, and NiP cleanly walked away with a 16-3 win to close out the series.

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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 43 - 27 +16 94.7 1.52
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 33 - 28 +5 93.9 1.45
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 32 - 24 +8 87.8 1.39
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 35 - 22 +13 80.4 1.39
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 35 - 28 +7 76.8 1.18
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 31 - 36 -5 71.3 0.91
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 28 - 36 -8 83.4 0.89
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 33 - 37 -4 72.0 0.87
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 18 - 36 -18 59.1 0.61
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 19 - 34 -15 51.0 0.58

Group C action of ELEAGUE will commence next week and we will see SK, NRG, CLG, and Astralis all fly into Atlanta, Georgia in order to compete for a stake in the playoffs of the $1.4 million tournament.

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

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1633
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
ez for ENCE, I'd like to dedicate this post to my family and the sad kids that lost skins on smithz
2016-06-04 06:10
#31
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India nicebaitm8 
lol n1
2016-06-04 06:12
smithz mvp
2016-06-04 06:21
#50
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India nicebaitm8 
how much?
2016-06-04 06:22
Ex6 was the problem
2016-06-04 10:19
people who are dumb enought to bet on smithz deserve to loss
2016-06-04 06:12
#45
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
+1
2016-06-04 06:19
+1
2016-06-04 06:35
Shox needs a better team and stop sticking with bot smithzz. Thats y i all in nip. Hahhaha.
2016-06-04 07:36
#101
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Norway just_sAvage 
G2 is a good team overall they just playing 4vs5 all time because of smithzz
2016-06-04 09:28
#114
jOELZ | 
Finland jleh 
well nip has friberg
2016-06-04 10:07
3750$ decoy is cheaper than a 4750/5400$ decoy tho
2016-06-04 10:26
#125
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Norway just_sAvage 
aaaand thats also true :D
2016-06-04 10:47
#124
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Norway just_sAvage 
well kinda true but atleast friberg is not playing whole life like a bot :(
2016-06-04 10:46
#81
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
lmao
2016-06-04 07:16
Yeah, kurdoffl was right lol. Forest should be burned Down, he's fkn cheating.
2016-06-04 09:24
<3 scream. Kappa
2016-06-04 11:45
Ayyyyy lmao
2016-06-04 12:39
dd
2016-06-04 06:09
#3
f0rest | 
Sweden CreZZe^ 
Close enough..
2016-06-04 06:10
#19
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Germany [99DMG] aasli 
3rd?:)
2016-06-04 06:10
#52
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India Ad1_KaM 
I thought you were talking about the game for a second! xD
2016-06-04 06:22
gg
2016-06-04 06:10
expected
2016-06-04 14:51
#5
Spain Attar 
gg
2016-06-04 06:10
WP NiP!
2016-06-04 06:10
Let's goo!!
2016-06-04 06:10
ez
2016-06-04 06:10
NiP <3
2016-06-04 06:10
+1
2016-06-04 14:15
gg
2016-06-04 06:10
nuice
2016-06-04 06:10
ez
2016-06-04 06:10
#15
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Serbia whoa!! 
NiP <3 <3 <3 <3
2016-06-04 06:10
RIP G2
2016-06-04 06:10
shoxieJESUS 4Head
2016-06-04 06:10
Well that wasn't exactly expected
2016-06-04 06:10
#20
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Argentina Reymon 
throw
2016-06-04 06:10
SWEDEN BEST
2016-06-04 06:10
G2 did not get practiced against NiP strats = GG
2016-06-04 06:10
NiP Power
2016-06-04 06:11
#26
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United States jheroin 
that game was so shitty. I bet optic would've put up a better fight.
2016-06-04 06:11
kek
2016-06-04 10:05
#28
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Rip g2
2016-06-04 06:11
Cold MVP group A f0rest MVP group B PS : finally friberg KD + on bo3 congratz
2016-06-04 06:12
#GONIP !
2016-06-04 06:12
#34
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
the fact that smithzz is STILL receiving a salary is a crime... best boosted player WORLD.
2016-06-04 06:12
people thought it's easy to beat NiP now they blame G2)))
2016-06-04 06:13
#37 TY MOM! U DA REAL AVP
2016-06-04 06:14
Shox without aimlock LUL
2016-06-04 06:13
#39
World ydj1 
g2 got baited so hard by their performance against NiP lately and then got trashed so hard when it matters the most lmao. The worst part is theyre at their best form and NiP was having issues. The experience and skills prevail. never underestimate the power of NiP! #NiPempire
2016-06-04 06:15
#58
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India nicebaitm8 
hahaha kekked them badly
2016-06-04 06:24
It has been always so like now. Nip looses the first group stage game against g2 but win later on. When I look at the majors than u can see it multiple times
2016-06-04 10:53
Dreamhack Cluj :^
2016-06-04 16:47
They played there with cajunb ^^ now cajunb is being replaces with kjaerbye
2016-06-04 16:57
I mean Nip lost the first groupgame vs Titan but later the elimination match nip rekt them
2016-06-04 17:06
Oh yeah that's right. I think there was a another major too where nip lost in group stage against titan but rekt them later
2016-06-04 17:07
Always like that :D
2016-06-04 17:09
Cluj-Napoca
2016-06-04 20:21
That was so easy for Friburger. Nice try G2.
2016-06-04 06:18
Lol, and stitch even ranks G2 right below NiP, yeah right. Bias more stitch. G2 got REKT this series and this the best title you can give us? gtfo.
2016-06-04 06:18
I want this comment to be here for all of posterity. A testament to the true intelligence and awareness of Entropy187.
2016-06-04 06:19
Whatever dude rofl... Like I've said before NiP's been playing damn well for months and they only lurk around 4-7th position, while G2 only got into form lately and shoots up real quick. Say what you want but I've realized you are bias towards NiP
2016-06-04 06:21
#66
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India Ad1_KaM 
Contradicting yourself! :/
2016-06-04 06:27
Which part?
2016-06-04 06:28
#70
 | 
India Ad1_KaM 
I think you mean bias against NiP! Towards means supporting NiP! I think! Now even I'm confused lol!
2016-06-04 06:30
Yeah I probably meant that xD against*
2016-06-04 06:31
G2 won 2-0 vs NiP just some days ago, what are you talking about?
2016-06-04 11:02
Online....
2016-06-04 13:21
No, it was at this same tournament, in fron of the crowd
2016-06-04 14:38
Really Top tier :>
2016-06-04 06:25
#72
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Indonesia rareguy 
-1 I can't find it
2016-06-04 06:34
#87
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
u g0t b8ed
2016-06-04 07:53
keepo
2016-06-04 19:42
ranks are based on results, smarty pants
2016-06-04 06:22
Alright then smarty pants. Look at past months where NiP took a while to even get to #5, even better form than G2, beating harder opponents. G2 just strung up a decent run, a fight against LG and they're #5? xD If they're based on results then why the fuck's fnatic even up there.
2016-06-04 06:25
#68
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India Ad1_KaM 
Tbh when NiP were on their comeback days, most of the teams were at high level. Now Envyus, astralis and fnatic are all not their level best, so they had it easy for them to easily rankup. At least that's what I think!
2016-06-04 06:29
BUT G2 BEAT NIP 2-0 SOME DAYS AGO, ARE YOU COMPLETELY RETARDED? DO YOU EVEN WATCH CSGO?
2016-06-04 11:03
So who is worse BOTpK or BOT SmithZz
2016-06-04 06:18
BOT SmithZz, he has silver aim with rifles.
2016-06-04 08:20
now time for nip to destroy lg and im donating
2016-06-04 06:19
they tried to do it on ESL Pro League finals few weeks ago.
2016-06-04 10:28
how much?
2016-06-04 06:21
5 dollars aka your yearly salary
2016-06-04 06:22
AKA? GTFO KKona
2016-06-04 06:26
#80
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Serbia whoa!! 
lmao "kkona"
2016-06-04 07:05
nt davey. U got rekt, dont cry mate :D
2016-06-04 06:44
Well I think you didn't realise you're still on fire from his burn ^^
2016-06-04 07:30
G2 is still 2-2 on NiP in ELEAGUE, if you read anything into just this game you are delirant
2016-06-04 06:21
Lol g2 choked in the game that actually mattered
2016-06-04 06:23
That's why NiP in direct qualifier, G2 not Baguette is mad FeelsBadMan
2016-06-04 06:26
RIP
2016-06-04 08:14
#144
SAIKY | 
Bulgaria bonko25 
+1
2016-06-04 11:41
But nip won the important game. The 2 maps from g2 are useless when they loose the group finals. Expected from baguette
2016-06-04 10:55
It's one game and there is more in the future, who do you think is the best in the long run, team with shox & scream & rpk or tream with xist & friberg??
2016-06-04 14:14
When I call friberg than u should call smithz too.. Writing down 3 best players of g2 but the worst player of nip..
2016-06-04 14:15
And we will see at the major who is better. I call g2 out in groups (how always)
2016-06-04 14:16
Dude this same team has been running for along time and shox+ scream has achieved nothing as of yet while NiP has achieved alot even during there slump. So i would bet on NiP's core rather then shox+scream+rpk. And i don't know why everyone was so confident that g2 will beat NiP in finals because NiP always shows up in a Bo3 games, while G2 won against them in 2 Bo1's remember that part. NiP is known for being shaky in bo1's.
2016-06-06 14:19
#171
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Sweden ConaN007 
How much?
2016-06-04 14:48
pretty boring, wasn't worth staying up for
2016-06-04 06:23
People actually bet on G2 LUL, ty for skins <3
2016-06-04 06:23
NiP can 100% beat LG if they play like this :=) +1
2016-06-04 06:24
#95
JW | 
United Kingdom Gandu123 
But they have friburger
2016-06-04 09:06
but still burger > tacos
2016-06-04 09:23
#146
JW | 
United Kingdom Gandu123 
Only banana burger is good .
2016-06-04 12:22
Taco would fist banana man in the banana hole
2016-06-04 18:29
No they can't.
2016-06-04 12:54
#60
mixwell | 
Spain m4t4 
very disappointing match
2016-06-04 06:24
Well the whole Group B was boring, there were no surprises or throws until the finals, gj G2 you made it happen xD
2016-06-04 06:26
#69
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
Lol why are grand finals where the worst most boring blow outs happen????
2016-06-04 06:30
#74
Reunion f4CS 
ez
2016-06-04 06:36
shox toggling less = loss , expected
2016-06-04 06:52
#77
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
unexpected before the week, but, congratz NiP, well deserved!
2016-06-04 06:53
NIP MAJIC
2016-06-04 06:59
Where's SHOXIEjesus? I don't see him spewing his bullshit on this post...
2016-06-04 07:02
Well seems like the trigger is off.. xD
2016-06-04 07:33
''G2 TOP 2'' HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2016-06-04 07:21
#86
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Czech Republic AsToNOfficial 
Ez NiP bestest
2016-06-04 07:37
i dont understand the format of this league. G2 beat NIP in the group phase, but lost against them in the elimination bracket. So what consequence does it have for them ?
2016-06-04 08:49
Edit: i checked the format and can answer my own question : G2 are not disqualified, but NiP are in a much better position
2016-06-04 08:53
#93
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Sweden crindz 
I don't understand the format either, but G2 can still qualify and the competition for the last spot/spots should be pretty easy for G2 if they can play like they did in the group stage.
2016-06-04 08:56
#133
Sweden SkG 
They get a better seed if im not misstaken.
2016-06-04 10:59
#91
Poland tfg 
Ty for money
2016-06-04 08:51
Can G2 still qualify for playoffs? And if so, when?
2016-06-04 09:07
They will play in a last chance qualifier
2016-06-04 09:09
good to hear big boy, because if this would of been it for them after losing 1 out of 8 matches that wwould be fked up. Not a fan of the format, wierd as fk
2016-06-04 09:13
This format is like a tournament with only 4 teams. Every team plays against every team. The team with the most and the second most amount of points play for place one and 3rd place plays against the 4th place for the 3rd place. Its the same format in eleague. But here they have no game for the 3rd place
2016-06-04 10:59
gg, wp
2016-06-04 09:28
im rich now thx nip
2016-06-04 09:28
Was hoping for Train to be a 16x2 result. Then I could say the score was G2x16 NiP. That joke was as poor as my country, Im sorry. (I just cant resist making puns rn)
2016-06-04 09:34
It wasn't that bad. Nice try, though. :D
2016-06-04 10:01
#170
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Sweden ConaN007 
Romania.. AHAH
2016-06-04 14:48
Wtf are you want?
2016-06-04 14:49
#173
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Sweden ConaN007 
Romania is a shithole :D
2016-06-04 14:49
Okay. The same thing can be said to Swedistan in the next 5 years. :P
2016-06-04 14:50
#176
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Sweden ConaN007 
Keep telling yourself that.. :D
2016-06-04 14:51
Okay ;_;
2016-06-04 14:52
'That joke was as poor as my country' hahahaaha XD
2016-06-04 10:09
#196
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India nicebaitm8 
nt favela
2016-06-05 15:06
#105
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Turkey OdinA 
ez 40 dollars ty guys for underdog
2016-06-04 09:45
somebody know how manny ppl watch live this game on twitch ?
2016-06-04 09:46
kick shitzzz already lul
2016-06-04 09:53
nt mastermind
2016-06-04 10:36
nt mazazid
2016-06-04 10:57
#169
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Sweden ConaN007 
How much?
2016-06-04 14:47
-Smithzz +kennys and G2 have a chance to be in top 3. What do you Think ? It's sad for g2 that shox love smithz so much.
2016-06-04 10:02
#191
RpK | 
France Hoodk1ngz 
with kennyS they would be 1st world within 6 months. But that would not happen since SmithZz = best friend with Shox
2016-06-04 19:25
#110
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Bulgaria SHORTYasd 
Well 3 days ago G2 beat NiP 16:12 and 16:9. Then they destroy OpTic and Selfless. Then NiP do decent against Selfless, lost a map against OpTic and hardly won with 16:14. Then the grand final, the match where both teams should play at their top level and G2 lost 16:9 and 16:3, (16:3 on train while they beat NiP 3 days ago on the same map 16:9). Also G2 was destroying anyone lately. Well you must be blind not to see this. CSGO skins/betting ruined the scene and the game completely.
2016-06-04 10:02
God... These people who always think out such a shit. Such a big organisation as nip would never do shit like that so calm down
2016-06-04 11:02
#166
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Sweden Kasidro 
Nip always play worse during group/less important games. If you actually think they threw for betting you are retarded
2016-06-04 14:39
Maybe thats what nip wants you to think?
2016-06-04 18:31
#189
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Sweden Kasidro 
everything is possible but it is very unlikely
2016-06-04 18:33
When NiP come well prepared to match, it's very hard to beat them :D GJ ninjas
2016-06-04 10:04
NiP <3
2016-06-04 10:07
I told all those kids that overhyped G2 so much - don't jump to conclusions. Just the usual French consistency - win some matches, then become shit again. They can make 100 more shuffles, but it won't fix anything, just like in case with UK scene. SmithZz - expected, RpK - pretty expected too. shox, keep your boyfriend in the team, it's more important than winning matches. And no, they don't need SmithZz to play just to call midround strats, because he can do the same, standing behind them and being their coach. But shox just doesn't wanna offend his boyfriend by kicking him.
2016-06-04 10:23
#118
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
GOD f0rest!
2016-06-04 10:23
#121
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Sweden larsbananas 
WP NiP :D
2016-06-04 10:32
FRIIIBERG CLUTCHES ARE YOU KIDDIINGGGG !?!?? IT'S GONNA BE A DOUBLE! HE DOES IT AGAIN! AND AGAIN AND AGAINNNN !!!!
2016-06-04 10:48
holy shit! 2-0? good fucking job nip :D:D
2016-06-04 11:01
Wp NIP, also "snus-mode" n1
2016-06-04 11:06
well played boyz!
2016-06-04 11:19
g2 played 3v5
2016-06-04 11:28
f0rest cs god!
2016-06-04 11:37
RpK > Smithhsgzhzhhzh
2016-06-04 12:40
unexpected
2016-06-04 12:51
#151
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Austria db42 
imo the format is stupid, g2 goes 6-0 and is kicked out of the tournament from a single bo3, while nip even lost a map to optic and all previous encounters vs g2 and is moving forward. why is htere no advantage for the team which is top of the group? bo5 with 1 map advantage for g2 would be way fairer imo
2016-06-04 12:55
yeah it is quite stupid, what do you expect murica
2016-06-04 13:07
Not kicked they go to last chance qual
2016-06-04 13:13
#180
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Austria db42 
fair enough, didnt know
2016-06-04 15:28
didn't either, thought it was dumb too, it kinda is cause at the end both nip and g2 have equal points after this final.
2016-06-04 16:27
how much ???
2016-06-04 14:16
#179
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Serbia whoa!! 
they had an advantage,they got to play selfless instead of optic.
2016-06-04 15:05
<3
2016-06-04 13:05
#154
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United Kingdom rhyho 
Just laughing at all the kids who lost skins on g2 :)
2016-06-04 13:07
#198
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India nicebaitm8 
how much o o w w m m u u c c how much
2016-06-06 08:49
#202
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United Kingdom rhyho 
ye bro. i wonder how much was lost
2016-06-06 16:46
#203
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India nicebaitm8 
lol salty baguettes might have cried badly
2016-06-06 16:57
wtf 16-3
2016-06-04 13:13
ez
2016-06-04 13:19
#159
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Sweden X-rAy 
if u go to a world cup u can lose at group stage and still win the fking world cup! what dont u understand? u have to win in the elimination phase or ur out. simple.
2016-06-04 13:35
f0rest man..
2016-06-04 14:44
#168
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Sweden ConaN007 
Ez 4 NiP
2016-06-04 14:46
Smithzz is not good enough for G2 TBH. But besides, I really admire the friendship between him & shox. Hope he'll play better after all the criticism:).
2016-06-04 19:01
nice nice.
2016-06-05 02:19
Yes!
2016-06-06 08:37
Ouch I thought that Titan pain was gone but spoke too soon.
2016-06-06 08:59
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