Liquid fend off Na`Vi, to Major semis

BenjaCS
July 8th, 2016 20:38

Liquid advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Natus Vincere 2-1 at ESL One Cologne (11-16 on Train, 16-12 on Nuke, and 16-6 on Cobblestone).

The third quarter-final in Cologne saw Liquid and Natus Vincere clash in a best-of-three series. Train was chosen by Natus Vincere as the opening map and they started on the T-side.

Liquid had a clean pistol round triumph after Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's opening kill but they fell short in the third round, losing to an early buy. An ace by EliGE gave Liquid an eco round win and the North Americans took the lead with EliGE's quad kill in the subsequent round (5-4).

Liquid extended their lead to 7-4 after winning a 3vs5 post-plant situation and Nick "nitr0" Cannella's triple spraydown closed out the half as Liquid led 10-5.


Hiko will be in another Major semi-final

Natus Vincere were victorious in the second half pistol round thanks to Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev's quad kill and the CIS team followed it up with two anti-eco wins. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's triple kill in the fourth round didn't help much as Natus Vincere ultimately took the round. After Liquid made it 11-10, they could only get a maximum of two kills in the following six rounds, resulting in a 16-11 Natus Vincere win.

Nuke kicked off with a team ace by the CT-sided Natus Vincere but Liquid came on top in the third round after a team deathmatch style duel on the Outside area.

Liquid then equaled the score at 4-4 but Natus Vincere responded with three rounds. The North Americans grabbed their fifth and seventh rounds thanks to s1mple's entry kills but trailed 7-8 at halftime.


Natus Vincere end their Major journey

A quad kill takeover by nitr0 in the second half pistol round gave Liquid a huge advantage as the Counter-Terrorists. Three kills by Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács in the first gun round gifted it to Natus Vincere but Liquid held on, winning a 2vs2 post-plant situation and extending their lead to 11-9. nitr0's 1vs2 clutch ended the match as his team won 16-12.

Cobblestone was the deciding map and Liquid, who were on the T-side, ripped through the Natus Vincere defense in the first five rounds, giving up only six kills while doing so. Just when the CTs, Natus Vincere, picked up a round, s1mple's triple kill reset their economy and allowed Liquid to extend their lead.

A quad kill by Spencer "Hiko" Martin, followed by s1mple's triple put Liquid 10-1 ahead. The CIS team's economy got demolished once again as this time they cut the deficit to eight but Liquid replied immediately, going on to lead 13-2 at halftime with s1mple's incredible 1vs3 clutch.

A four people rush into middle in the second half pistol round worked for Liquid and although they lost some rounds afterwards, they didn't allow Natus Vincere to come back and finished off the map 16-6 and the series 2-1.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 67 - 54 +13 87.9 1.27
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 47 - 51 -4 76.7 1.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 59 - 53 +6 74.1 1.11
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 47 - 52 -5 68.4 0.98
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 47 - 48 -1 66.0 0.98
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 70 - 49 +21 87.6 1.23
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 48 - 55 -7 76.8 0.98
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 50 - 55 -5 73.0 0.97
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 45 - 50 -5 64.3 0.96
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 45 - 58 -13 74.3 0.93

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United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
877
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1202
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1215
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
849
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
#2
Bulgaria sN7 
Damn, almost 1st.
2016-07-08 20:38
EU CS IS DEAD
2016-07-08 20:38
#130
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Finland Lehtori 
No, simple is from eu + we got ence
2016-07-08 20:50
#173
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Pakistan twistrage 
He belongs to Germany because his father was a bar tender in berlin and his mom was a belly dancer so they meet in a new year party and have some fun then they found simple very simple and they move to ukraine thats simple where simple is belongs. Thank me later.
2016-07-08 21:20
#3
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Kuwait HAHAHAchild 
Gg ez
2016-07-08 20:39
#4
Respect | 
United Kingdom krazd 
EZ
2016-07-08 20:38
HOLY SHIT
2016-07-08 20:38
#6
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Denmark LE0Nl 
Bye bye Na'vi REKT BY Liquid drink moreVODKA#FTW ez
2016-07-08 20:39
#67
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Denmark LE0Nl 
Bye bye Na'vi REKT BY Liquid drink moreVODKA#FTW
2016-07-08 20:38
Bye bye Na'vi REKT BY Liquid drink moreVODKA#FTW
2016-07-08 20:40
Bye bye Na'vi REKT BY Liquid drink moreVODKA#FTW
2016-07-08 20:43
Bye bye Na'vi REKT BY Liquid drink moreVODKA#FTW
2016-07-08 20:42
#7
Spain Attar 
vf
2016-07-08 20:38
thats where simple belongs
2016-07-08 20:39
#171
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Pakistan twistrage 
He belongs to Germany because his father was a bar tender in berlin and his mom was a belly dancer so they meet in a new year party and have some fun then they found simple very simple and they move to ukraine thats simple where simple is belongs. Thank me later.
2016-07-08 21:19
ez
2016-07-08 20:38
#10
jks | 
United States LongDong 
I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN WIN
2016-07-08 20:38
#181
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United States Scrub_Disney 
I
2016-07-08 21:31
Nitro deserves a raise!
2016-07-08 20:38
gg
2016-07-08 20:38
#13
Poland wed 
lul
2016-07-08 20:38
gg
2016-07-08 20:38
GG
2016-07-08 20:38
#16
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Faroe Islands LIVING_MEME 
TOP 16 - good enough for major :-)
2016-07-08 20:38
nicw
2016-07-08 20:38
12382713'
2016-07-08 20:38
hjh
2016-07-08 20:38
#21
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Sweden izverinice 
LET'S GOOOOO
2016-07-08 20:38
#22
2016-07-08 20:38
fend off
2016-07-08 20:38
k
2016-07-08 20:38
n1
2016-07-08 20:38
YEAAAAAA
2016-07-08 20:38
#31
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Sweden larsbananas 
AAAY! This major :D
2016-07-08 20:38
#33
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Sweden lagcats 
holy shit this was fast
2016-07-08 20:38
cya navi fangays
2016-07-08 20:38
#35
Australia BCP 
wow
2016-07-08 20:38
#36
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
ez for LANQUID
2016-07-08 20:38
#37
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Brazil LOOOOOL_4Head 
NA DREAM
2016-07-08 20:38
#39
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Brazil Reznor 
No choke anymore
2016-07-08 20:38
#41
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Finland kappaboi 
first
2016-07-08 20:38
9
2016-07-08 20:38
usa
2016-07-08 20:38
#45
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Portugal mannyh 
That was so fast holy hltv
2016-07-08 20:38
#46
flusha | 
Mexico poweriz 
ChokeVi
2016-07-08 20:38
FIRST
2016-07-08 20:38
fucking hell
2016-07-08 20:38
gg
2016-07-08 20:38
yusss
2016-07-08 20:38
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
2016-07-08 20:38
WOW! IM SO HYPE!
2016-07-08 20:38
rip gold pickem :(
2016-07-08 20:38
ez
2016-07-08 20:38
nice
2016-07-08 20:38
#58
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Brazil mexicowss 
sick spoiler
2016-07-08 20:38
amazing
2016-07-08 20:38
#62
Europe bueR 
Godhood is so s1mple
2016-07-08 20:38
It's the s1mple show, when they get Pimp they will not even get out of groups
2016-07-08 20:38
#65
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Brazil lennovskmask 
EZ PZ
2016-07-08 20:38
sick calls from liquid
2016-07-08 20:39
n1
2016-07-08 20:39
#72
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
lololol Na'Vi can't win with NA xd
2016-07-08 20:39
s1mple too stronk
2016-07-08 20:39
</3 breaking game
2016-07-08 20:39
USA USA USA GOD SIMPLE
2016-07-08 20:39
NAyyy CS kappa liquid are retarded if they let s1mple go after making two straight major semifinals with him
2016-07-08 20:40
Well its to late. They already signed with Pimp :(((
2016-07-08 20:44
doesn't mean they can't re-sign s1mple and just leave pimp under contract, maybe sell him to some other org
2016-07-08 20:47
pimp is gonna get koosta'd
2016-07-08 20:52
+1
2016-07-08 21:02
#209
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
+1
2016-07-08 22:23
HIKO GHEF MA BEBI
2016-07-08 20:39
#79
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Poland Marcines 
rip navi
2016-07-08 20:39
#80
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Denmark Amoook 
Best match so far!
2016-07-08 20:39
Yeah Navi needs to disband this org and ban these 5 players.
2016-07-08 20:39
#82
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United States barsad 
USA USA USA USA USA USA NA POWER BABY WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-07-08 20:39
Rofl, I arent think that. Ukraine power, deal with it
2016-07-09 02:18
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2016-07-08 20:39
holy shit nitro improved to a god
2016-07-08 20:39
FUCK YES HIKO WAS RIGHT!!!
2016-07-08 20:40
nitr0 #1 NA once he entry's again.. OH LETS DO IT!!!
2016-07-08 20:40
#89
United States shbx 
go america
2016-07-08 20:40
GROUP C THA BEST GROUP. 2 TEAMS IN SEMIS
2016-07-08 20:40
#91
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Brazil vicTHOR 
NA need a foreign coach and player to carry them lol
2016-07-08 20:40
Damn what a team effort, amazing series! GL on the semi-finals Liquid
2016-07-08 20:41
Amazing play by Liquid! Best match ever! S1mple carry was real.
2016-07-08 20:41
Hiko and Simple gonna bang tonight
2016-07-08 20:42
Guardian's been shit for the whole year.
2016-07-08 20:42
this
2016-07-08 21:03
#219
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Australia Mr.Sinister 
Needs moar excuses. You put this loss down to guardian, who's dick you probably suck on every win thread. GG Iron Curtain peasants
2016-07-09 00:18
WP Liquid!
2016-07-08 20:42
navi on esl majors ain't work... And on NaVi Only Edward stepped up actually in the last 2 Maps! except of 2 guardian clutches and 1 seized 4k round on Nuke and lost to an eco speechless
2016-07-08 20:43
amazing game.
2016-07-08 20:43
good match
2016-07-08 20:43
ggwp liquid i feel bad for navi
2016-07-08 20:43
great match for s1mple and nitr0, and TL also)gl in semif
2016-07-08 20:43
I'm sad, I'm truly sad for edward and Na`Vi :(((
2016-07-08 20:43
Damn yeah Godward :-(
2016-07-09 02:53
damn this liquid is scary GJ Liquid
2016-07-08 20:44
rip Edward, never going to win a major in csgo. also fuck all you retards who said liquid would go out in groups
2016-07-08 20:44
USA USA USA USA USA USA S1MPLE BETTER THAN PIMP why you only cologne 2016 s1mple whyy :(
2016-07-08 20:44
I actually knew Liquid was going to be the victorious team.
2016-07-08 20:44
#115
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Russia overpeak 
UNEXPECTED
2016-07-08 20:44
wp liquid and edward
2016-07-08 20:44
USA<3 Liquid<3
2016-07-08 20:45
#122
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Congratz Liquid! well deserved! Playing with soul! Of course Brazil has a part of this! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2016-07-08 20:47
#136
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
BR part - kicking peacemaker from immortals
2016-07-08 20:54
not sure if autistic or tryhard trolling
2016-07-08 20:55
#188
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
come on you spaghetti fucker, you own flag silences you, i dont even have to try
2016-07-08 21:41
not sure if autistic or tryhard trolling
2016-07-08 20:58
Good job
2016-07-08 20:47
flamie only plays well against LG:SK
2016-07-08 20:48
#126
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Europe jesh 
noice Liquid!!!
2016-07-08 20:49
GG Liquid WP by GODWARD
2016-07-08 20:49
#s1mpleNeverSayNever
2016-07-08 20:50
#131
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Brazil naicetomichu 
deserved GG
2016-07-08 20:50
#132
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Norway sparta92 
Very good play Liquid, amazing s1mple showed his real skill too
2016-07-08 20:50
#133
fer | 
Argentina MAXEE|SDM 
SK vs Liquid Final pls
2016-07-08 20:50
pimp is gonna get koosta'd so hard
2016-07-08 20:51
2016-07-08 20:55
#s1mple_the_new_CS_Legend btw NT Edward!!!! really huge played by Edward too. Edward + s1mple = 2 MVPs of match and probably event.
2016-07-08 20:57
Edward is since the Major Navis best player! (He was the best behind Coldzera tho.) Damn he carried NaVi badly! Guardian had 2 impact rounds so seized after train! Flamie was only on Train good. But edward through the whole series...
2016-07-09 02:56
volodya coaching wasnt good enough
2016-07-08 20:55
#143
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
im so happy for you liquid. gg and congratz hiko <3 and co.
2016-07-08 20:57
#145
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Brazil spaark1 
very nice
2016-07-08 20:57
please let nitr0 be the entry forever
2016-07-08 20:58
#149
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
izi katka
2016-07-08 20:59
Enklaste månadslönen i mitt liv. Ggwp
2016-07-08 21:00
... S1mple the best player ever. Such a huge match! Edward was amazing too.
2016-07-08 21:01
Edward is since MLG a Monster
2016-07-09 02:58
Fucking well played liquid. So well deserved
2016-07-08 21:02
The best match of the event so far. S1mple and Edward = 2 monsters. #Liquid_try_to_keep_S1mple_you_need_him_too_much
2016-07-08 21:03
s1mple - the best player @ Galaxy *confirmed*
2016-07-08 21:04
-pimp +S1mple permanently
2016-07-08 21:06
#158
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Poland mamba99999 
There's something about Liquid that makes their matches the best to watch.
2016-07-08 21:06
s1mple god
2016-07-08 21:06
s1mple #CSGOD Edward #CSGOD
2016-07-08 21:07
+100
2016-07-09 02:59
3rd place with S1mple before and now this one. Liquid need to seriously think how they could keep s1mple in the roster...
2016-07-08 21:09
Liquid need s1mple more than fresh air.
2016-07-08 21:11
+12392312003129412313
2016-07-08 21:42
1) s1mple in roster = 3rd place of Major 2) s1mple in roster = beating Na`Vi 2:1 at LAN Major semis... hey wake up Liquid managers and directors, s1mple is your main key. btw Edward and others were great too.
2016-07-08 21:12
s1mple wanted to quit though cause he was not feeling good far away from his family and friends
2016-07-08 21:18
Edward is a monster since MLG
2016-07-09 02:58
#164
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Brazil rickz1996 
gz liquid, navi played so bad WTF.
2016-07-08 21:13
Edward was amazing, Zeus was good too.
2016-07-08 21:14
s1mple is the most talanted player EVER!
2016-07-08 21:13
+ he's incredibly consistent, he never underperforms
2016-07-08 21:17
it's confirmed +1
2016-07-08 21:18
+1111
2016-07-08 21:26
+1 without any doubt now
2016-07-08 21:28
+1
2016-07-08 21:32
+1 fo sho
2016-07-08 21:41
LIQUID_KEEP_S1MPLE_PLEASE_!_!_!
2016-07-08 21:19
BWAHAHAHHAHA
2016-07-08 21:20
s1mple need to join Na`Vi
2016-07-08 21:21
OMFG, S1mple! wtf mate. You are the best!!!!!
2016-07-08 21:23
this s1mple guys was huge, Edward was huge too. well played both. great match to watch. Liquid could easily win Major with S1mple. They were 3rd with him before if I'm not mistaken.
2016-07-08 21:28
GOD1mple top1 player in Galaxy.
2016-07-08 21:31
Again S1mple doing this... Again and again... 3rd place for NA on Major and now beating Na`Vi on LAN. WTF???????????????!?!?!?!?!? He is true NA HOPE guys.
2016-07-08 21:34
#184
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Sad for Navi but at the time I'm happy that Liquid is in semis of a major. GG
2016-07-08 21:38
they were in semis of Major, s1mple doing this second time for them...
2016-07-08 21:40
Team Liquid top3 of Major again, the main reason is very s1mple xD
2016-07-08 21:41
The best NA team is not even NA. :|
2016-07-08 21:41
#192
Poland n1u 
Edward + 4 shits
2016-07-08 21:48
Zeus was decent
2016-07-08 21:49
Thats what i said!
2016-07-08 22:22
s1mple v1ctory of team Liqu1d xD P.S. s1mple and Edward GJ GJ GJ! P.S.S. Liquid KEEP S1mple!!!
2016-07-08 21:51
easily beating mouz was good, but this one is really H-U-G-E victory for Liquid. Good job s1mple, Edward and Hiko.
2016-07-08 21:53
TeamLiquid Top3 of Major again, thanks to Mr.S1mple
2016-07-08 21:55
#199
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
Without S1mple Liquid is nothing honestly. They are good team only with him. Maybe it's magic, maybe because of his huge talent and skill. But it's true. He proves it again on Major. And if Liquid won't keep s1mple (stupidest mistake ever!) he might join Na`Vi or NiP. so Na`Vi s1mple inc.
2016-07-08 22:08
s1mple to Na'Vi?... And replace who?.. And what makes you think anyone on Na'Vi would even tolerate wanting to play with s1mple? Same goes for NiP. I can assure you that most people on those two teams would rather quit competitive CS than play on a team with s1mple. S1mple isn't their entire team, and he doesn't need to "carry" in order for them to win.. I think you're just butthurt and scared your Fnatic is about to get stomped the fuck out of the major tomorrow in the semi's by NA. May as well start lighting some pre-candles for your boys. [*] [*]
2016-07-08 22:16
#204
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
I'm scared? w00t? fnatic will take this Major. Or at least top2.
2016-07-08 22:18
Fnatic shall get rekt. : ) :P
2016-07-08 22:19
#206
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
we'll see..
2016-07-08 22:21
the biggest victory for NA ever.
2016-07-08 22:11
Its crazy how godlike edward is! Best player by far since MLG!
2016-07-08 22:22
If Liquid won't do everything they can to keep this lineup they are crazy. The roles are set, simple respects jdm as an awper. Nitro and elige should just learn to be professionals. You are trying to win tournaments not make friends.
2016-07-08 22:27
#211
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
+billion
2016-07-08 22:29
#CSGOD S1mple and #CSGOD Edward :)
2016-07-08 22:56
And no credit to him...
2016-07-08 23:33
Truly the HUGEST victory for NA team ever.......
2016-07-08 23:13
n1
2016-07-08 23:28
#217
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Australia enspia 
If simple is home sick, move his whole fucking family to NA with him. Live the dream son
2016-07-08 23:43
#226
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Probably s1mple already offered it to his family and they didn't want to
2016-07-09 05:34
goddamn nice one
2016-07-09 00:03
Kappa
2016-07-09 15:26
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