Top 20 players of 2016: coldzera (1)

MIRAA
January 20th, 2017 20:00

HLTV.org's Player of 2016 is SK Gaming's Marcelo "coldzera" David! He receives the number one spot in our Top 20 Ranking of 2016 powered by EGB.com as his consistency, fragging output and excellent form at the Majors were unmatched and proved crucial to his team's success throughout the year.

Rarely in Counter-Strike have we witnessed a case of a player who, in the space of just 18 months, has gone from virtually unknown to a worldwide phenomenon. But such is the story of Marcelo "coldzera" David, who less than two years ago was still struggling to go pro, and now finds himself on everyone’s top 5 list.

After playing for a number of Brazilian sub-top teams, such as Afterall, semXorah and Dexterity, coldzera was finally given his big break in July 2015, when he was asked to join the former Keyd Stars team as a replacement for Caio "zqkS" Fonseca. The Brazilian player had only one international tournament to show, the online South American qualifiers for the 2015 World Championship, and all of a sudden he was plying his trade for a team that had recently placed top eight at the ESL One Katowice Major.

"I started playing Counter-Strike when I was 12, together with some friends of mine who lived in my building, just for fun. My first team was Afterall (plx, myssen, r0, TACO and myself), back in 2014. When I played 1.6, my friends used to say that I had a lot of potential, so they asked me to play CS:GO. I decided to take the game seriously right from the beta to become a professional. Before that happened, the player I looked up to was olofmeister."

coldzera's first event for the team, who would join the ranks of Luminosity just 12 days after his arrival, was none other than the ESL One Cologne Major. It was a baptism of fire for the young player, but against all expectations he stood his ground, finishing the tournament with a 1.08 Rating - the same as veteran Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo - after finishing four out of five maps in the green.

"What I most remember from that tournament was a round in which I played with my in-ears in reverse. I was very nervous because it was my first international competition. The event showed me that I was on the right track and that I had made the right choice in my life."

In the months that followed, Luminosity attended several other international events, including another Major, DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, and coldzera delivered every time, ending the year with nothing but positive tournament ratings, a huge accomplishment for such a young player.


coldzera at his first big tournament, ESL One Cologne 2015 

Still, he could not make the cut for our top 20 ranking of that year on the account that he had been playing internationally for just five months and, as such, had sat out of most of the event circuit. But everyone in the scene knew that his time was coming. And so did coldzera.

"My expectations for 2016 were just these three things: be the best in the world, have the best team in the world and win that year's Majors."

And that is exactly what would happen. coldzera's wild ride began in Minsk, where Luminosity attended the SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals. The Brazilians took third-fourth at the event, losing to fnatic 1-2 in the semi-finals despite coldzera putting in a 1.33 rating against the Swedes - the highest of the series. The 21-year-old, who curiously started the event on the wrong foot, with a sub-1.00 rating against G2, earned his first EVP award of the year thanks to a 1.21 event rating, 10% higher than the team's average, and a 77.5% KAST.

One week later, Luminosity travelled to Leipzig for the DreamHack Open event. Without fnatic to ruin the party, the Brazilians finished in second place, losing to FaZe in the group stage and then to Natus Vincere in the grand final. This time around, coldzera was ranked second in his team, with a 1.11 Rating, but he still scooped an EVP award thanks to his big numbers in multiple categories (81.5 ADR, 0.77 KPR and 0.66 DPR).


IEM Katowice was coldzera's only event with a sub-1.00 rating

The next event on the calendar was the IEM World Championship, in Katowice, which ended up ruining coldzera's perfect streak. It was the first event - and the only one still to date - where the young Brazilian had a sub-1.00 tournament rating, more precisely 0.97, only the fourth highest in Luminosity, who, despite missing the explosiveness of their star player, still reached the final, in which they would be defeated by fnatic once again.

"What I remember from those first events was all the hard work we put into practice. Those were also the first tournaments where we started reaching the semi-finals and the finals, and with that we concluded that we could win titles. IEM Katowice was a very difficult event for me because I was going through some personal issues, lots of fights with a former girlfriend of mine, so I could not focus on the matches. It was a very tough and sad tournament for me."

MLG Columbus was the first Major of the year and also coldzera's first MVP event. The 21-year-old unleashed his inner beast and powered his team to win the title with big numbers (1.26 Rating, 11% above Luminosity's average, +84 KDD, 88.7 ADR and 1.21 Rating) and phenomenal plays, such as the double jumping shot on Mirage, immortalized by Valve with graffiti on the map and by coldzera himself with a tattoo on his right arm.

"I am a player who loves to play a Major, not because it is the most prestigious tournament or the one with the most money on the line, but because everyone prepares very well for it and I want to show everyone that I am the best."

The next event, DreamHack Masters Malmö, was one of Luminosity's low points of the year. Fresh off winning their biggest title ever, the Brazilians went down in the group stage to mousesports and TyLoo after unsuccessfully trying to add Cache to their map pool. coldzera cannot be blamed for that poor run, however, as he posted a team-leading 1.25 Rating (17% above the team's average) and had four out of five maps with positive ratings (all of them with over 20 frags).

After the Swedish fiasco, Luminosity returned to the United States to play at DreamHack Austin, which ended up being a walk in the park for them as they won four matches straight without dropping a single map. coldzera boasted a 1.35 event rating (a year high) and an Impact Rating of 1.31, earning his third EVP award of 2016.

The Brazilians went back to Europe for the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals, which turned out to be a huge success for them and also for coldzera, who picked up his second MVP performance of the year with a 1.16 rating (the second-highest of the team) and a +69 KDD showing (the best among all players). It is worth noting just how keenly contested this tournament was: Luminosity dropped a map to G2 in the group stage and one to Ninjas in Pyjamas in the semi-finals, and played out a spectacular five-game series against the Frenchmen in the final in what is described by many as one of the most exciting CS:GO matches of all time.


coldzera won his second MVP award at the ESL Pro League S3 finals

Luminosity kept up their streak of red-hot performances in Atlanta in the group stage of ELEAGUE Season 1, topping their group, which also featured Cloud9, Renegades and Team Liquid, with a sensational 10-1 record. coldzera was the third-best performer of his team, with a 1.25 rating and a 1.21 impact, but he would not able to test his skills against the league's best sides as the team would soon be disqualified as a result of their transfer to SK Gaming.

The Brazilian team's last event under Luminosity was the ECS Season 1 finals, in London, where they were defeated by G2 in the grand final after topping their group and easing past TSM in the semi-finals. coldzera was the team's second best at the event (1.09 rating, +19 KDD), with the heavy loss against the Frenchmen on Overpass really hurting his numbers.

Now playing under SK Gaming, the team travelled to Cologne for the second Major of the year, hosted by ESL. Once again, coldzera put up an MVP performance, helping SK to advance through their group, defeat FlipSid3 in the quarter-finals, survive a three-game thriller against Virtus.pro in the semi-finals, and edge past hometown favorites Team Liquid in the grand final. coldzera was the top player in eight different stats categories, including Rating (1.31), KDD (+89), ADR (88.4), KPR (0.89) and percentage of rounds with 1+ kill (59.2%). His impressive form can be seen from the fact that he did not have a single sub-1.00 map rating throughout the tournament and was SK’s top rated player in both the semi-finals and grand final. 

"In my opinion, my best tournament was ESL One Cologne because I was more experienced [than in Columbus] and also better psychologically ready and focused to win the tournament."


coldzera lifts the trophy at ESL One Cologne 

ESL One Cologne spelledthe end of SK's dominant run. After the Summer break, during which teammate Fernando "fer" Alvarenga underwent nose surgery to fix a breathing problem, the team was not able to replicate the same level of form shown during the first months of the year. At ESL One New York, the team finished second in the Swiss group but then went down in the semi-finals against Virtus.pro. For coldzera, this was his second worst event of the year, with a 1.02 rating (only the third highest in the team) and a 1.00 impact. One more semi-final run was to follow for SK, who also took third-fourth at EPICENTER, with just one victory from five matches. With a 1.09 rating, coldzera ranked second in the team, but his 0.93 Impact was a year low.

"fer’s injury did affect us, because the time we had to practice for tournament ended up going to waste because we were playing with a stand-in. Moreover, some internal problems started affecting the team and the players psychologically due to lack of motivation."

Despite some shaky results, SK were still red-hot favorites for the ESL Pro League Season 4 finals, which took place in São Paulo. But even with the support of the home crowd, the Brazilians faltered at the final hurdle as they collapsed against Cloud9 in the title decider after a solid run that had seen them top their group ahead of the North Americans and Ninjas in Pyjamas. coldzera was back to being the nexus of fragging power for the team, ending the event with some solid numbers (1.09 Rating, +32 KDD and 83.7 ADR).

"It was wonderful to play in front of a Brazilian crowd, I had never seen such an amazing support. To be honest, I never expected to lose against Cloud9. Perhaps fatigue from the tournament played a role in our defeat."


coldzera did not expect his team to lose the final to Cloud9

SK remained in North America for the remainder of the year, attending three events: the ELEAGUE Season 2 finals, IEM Oakland and the ECS Season 2 finals. In all three of them, coldzera was SK's top performer, especially at the ECS finals, where his 1.11 rating was 16% higher than the team's average. But it was at IEM Oakland that his qualities really shone through as he inspired SK to a second-place finish with a 1.19 rating (the second highest among all players), +71 KDD, 1.22 impact and 75.1% KAST, getting his hands on yet another EVP award, his fourth since the start of the year.

And while coldzera was able to achieve all the goals he had set for himself at the start of the year, he admitted to having some regrets, one of them being his controversial remarks about Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves when the 19-year-old was subbing for the team in fer's stead.

"There are two things that I really regret: the first one is about SHOOWTIME. I acted without thinking because I hate losing. The second one is about playing poorly at IEM Katowice and not practicing with my team in a proper manner because of personal problems."


coldzera regrets his comments about SHOOWTIME 

Why is he the best player of 2016?

First and foremost, it is worth noting that coldzera was the only player with three MVP awards. Two of them came at Majors, where he was the best by a long shot, while the third one came at the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals, one of the most exciting and keenly-contested big events of the year.

Additionally, he was named EVP on four occasions, the last of which at an event (IEM Oakland) where he came close to getting the MVP award despite being on the losing team in the final.

To put it simply: coldzera was most consistent player of the year in every regard: he was first in the world in number of maps with ratings above 0.85 (88%) and 1.00 (74%), first in terms of contribution (74% of his rounds ended with a kill, assist, survival or a traded death), and he was by far the best player at Majors, with a whopping 1.28 rating.

He was also joint second best in terms of kill consistency (0.80 KPR) and joint best when it comes to the percentage of rounds with at least one kill (52.6%).

"What separates me from the rest is that, unlike some, I am not satisfied by just practicing my role. I want to know what everyone on my team is doing so that I can learn from them and also play any role that I am asked.

"I want to do something that no one else has done and be the best and most consistent player in the world for many years and create a legacy. I am working towards being the best again this year, and I aim to surprise everyone with something different."

There is more to him that just firepower, though: he survived 38.6% of his rounds, which means he was one of the hardest players to kill, and he also showed nerves of steel in 1vX situations, winning 46 clutches, the fifth-highest record of the year.

Even in his own team, coldzera was far ahead of the rest in terms of K-D difference, finishing the year with +709. FalleN, his closest suitor, had +538.

Overall, his impressive consistency and top fragging ability, the fact that he delivered when it mattered most and took a leading role in all of his team's greatest achievements help to explain why the 22-year-old finished the year with the #1 spot in our ranking.

Bold Prediction 

When asked to name a rising star that he thinks will end up in our top 20 ranking for 2017, coldzera named Immortals talent João "felps" Vasconcellos.

Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 

"You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!"

If you want to learn more about our picks for the Top 20 players of 2016 ranking powered by EGB.com, take a look at the Introduction article

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
667
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
480
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
709
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
213
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
EXPECTED LUL
2017-01-20 20:02
gg cold
2017-01-20 20:02
Coldzera Player Profile this major!! I Hope :/
2017-01-20 21:25
Yeah, could be interesting
2017-01-21 14:30
NOT EXPECTED. WTF HOW COLD???
2017-01-20 20:02
wow
2017-01-20 20:02
#145
 | 
Brazil DileBani 
Haha hunting top comment in 2017, on a friday night Fucking cringe! #runSKG
2017-01-20 20:06
I'm so sorry he stole it from you, you sad nerd.
2017-02-07 12:40
sk felps confirmed. "You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!"
2017-01-20 20:32
#261
 | 
Russia RichMonDzzZ 
msl not n1? LOOOOOL
2017-01-20 20:38
It's too ez for him since he knows the basic of cs XD
2017-01-20 20:56
#362
 | 
Australia KARMAAAYT 
Such a basic player. Nothing special...
2017-01-20 21:49
yam is good for sure...he should be #1 in 2085
2017-01-20 22:00
Lol
2017-01-21 15:37
#545
 | 
Australia KARMAAAYT 
You seriously think I like Renegays? Big mistake! I know AU CS is shit. maybe the worst scene in the world... I just think there are better players than Coldzera
2017-01-22 07:34
#561
 | 
Czech Republic efellmeister 
Yea so what
2017-02-07 00:29
#2
 | 
Finland kAlluYT 
Expected
2017-01-20 20:02
#3
 | 
Bulgaria Molen 
GODZERA
2017-01-20 20:02
#5
Netherlands adrbb 
His efforts this year have been nothing short of amazing. Will be interesting to see if he can maintain his form this year.
2017-01-20 20:01
lmao you had that ctrl-v ready for the last couple of hours, NICE xd
2017-01-20 20:02
Actually maybe a minute or so, since most of them were posted around 8 pm, haha.
2017-01-20 20:04
#161
 | 
Brazil DileBani 
Actually for few hours. Nice way to spend your friday hunting for a comment on top of a news article. :) #runSKG #runGODZERA
2017-01-20 20:07
and your friday night was spent replying to people who were trying to get first comment
2017-01-20 21:39
and your friday night was spent replying to people who were replying to people who were trying to get first comment
2017-01-21 04:37
no, they usually post at 8pm utc+1
2017-01-20 20:06
LEGEND
2017-01-20 20:02
#9
 | 
Brazil RPSOliveira 
Congats you fucking monster. History has been made.
2017-01-20 20:02
loser
2017-02-08 13:47
ez
2017-01-20 20:01
nice prediction!
2017-01-20 20:02
#13
 | 
Bulgaria Kekerino 
ez
2017-01-20 20:01
n1
2017-01-20 20:01
congrats
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
n1
2017-01-20 20:02
#19
 | 
Albania Heavon 
EZ
2017-01-20 20:01
#22
rhyme | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina rhymeXD 
ofc
2017-01-20 20:01
madness
2017-01-20 20:02
#24
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
xd
2017-01-20 20:01
sickkk
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
too obvious
2017-01-20 20:02
#31
Snax | 
Saudi Arabia hobbit_ 
unexpected
2017-01-20 20:02
n1
2017-01-20 20:02
#33
 | 
United Arab Emirates jonesnig 
gz
2017-01-20 20:02
#34
 | 
Finland D3dust 
=????????
2017-01-20 20:02
Nice
2017-01-20 20:02
#36
 | 
CIS Exanto 
ofc
2017-01-20 20:02
coldzera top1
2017-01-20 20:02
#41
Dosia | 
Russia toldor 
gg
2017-01-20 20:02
#43
 | 
Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
gg
2017-01-20 20:02
#45
 | 
Poland TheDarkusPL 
not suprised at all
2017-01-20 20:02
#46
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
rip
2017-01-20 20:02
no way
2017-01-20 20:02
#49
kennyS | 
Sweden FZX 
:(
2017-01-20 20:02
no way i cant believe it
2017-01-20 20:02
<3 deserved not
2017-01-20 20:02
BOI
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
godzera
2017-01-20 20:02
#56
 | 
Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Expected
2017-01-20 20:02
brazil#1
2017-01-20 20:02
sure
2017-01-20 20:02
#60
 | 
Brazil patodAkiNg 
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
My mannnn
2017-01-20 20:02
who would have thought that
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
#68
 | 
Latvia animaLvGaming 
nt
2017-01-20 20:02
n1
2017-01-20 20:02
#70
 | 
CIS PookieCSGO 
predictable
2017-01-20 20:02
#71
TACO | 
Brazil torm3ntin 
FACK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-01-20 20:02
deserved
2017-01-20 20:02
lol
2017-01-20 20:02
#74
 | 
Poland kacper891 
TOP
2017-01-20 20:02
wohohohhhh
2017-01-20 20:02
#77
zehN | 
Belarus MIZ1AN 
Srsly? Noo
2017-01-20 20:02
ez
2017-01-20 20:02
n1
2017-01-20 20:02
Expected.
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
#84
 | 
Germany Luxar1 
felps to join sk confirmed
2017-01-20 20:02
#156
 | 
United States MaceCS 
+1
2017-01-20 20:06
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
#86
 | 
Slovakia durky1 
ez
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
#91
 | 
Germany elseen 
unexpected
2017-01-20 20:02
gratz
2017-01-20 20:02
expected
2017-01-20 20:02
ez
2017-01-20 20:02
#98
 | 
Brazil DR. Felipe 
ez
2017-01-20 20:02
#99
steel | 
Brazil tails36 
ez
2017-01-20 20:02
not surprised
2017-01-20 20:02
#104
 | 
Brazil WolfRayet 
Ez Brasil 1# 2#
2017-01-20 20:02
#106
 | 
Kuwait HAHAHAchild 
exp
2017-01-20 20:02
its esl one cologne nt MIRAAAA
2017-01-20 20:04
ez
2017-01-20 20:02
#112
 | 
Brazil neyzambo 
EXPECTED! GG
2017-01-20 20:02
so expected
2017-01-20 20:02
so unpredictable Kappa
2017-01-20 20:02
WHAT A SUPRISE
2017-01-20 20:02
unexpected
2017-01-20 20:03
unexpected at all...
2017-01-20 20:03
dont be fooled by brazilians who underrate coldzera and say he doesnt worth top5, he is at least a top3 player in 2016
2017-01-20 20:03
deserved
2017-01-20 20:04
Sick stats
2017-01-20 20:04
#134
 | 
Brazil romp  
nice !!
2017-01-20 20:04
#136
 | 
Turkey generall 
expected
2017-01-20 20:04
#139
 | 
Argentina wfc 
Deserved, go SA
2017-01-20 20:04
#140
 | 
Brazil patodAkiNg 
"You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!"
2017-01-20 20:05
#141
 | 
Lithuania heseK 
not
2017-01-20 20:05
gratz
2017-01-20 20:05
#148
 | 
Brazil Guilherme213 
" coldzera at his first big tournament, ESL One Katowice 2015 " cold didn't play at Katowice 2015
2017-01-20 20:06
Good for him, congrats!
2017-01-20 20:06
grats, deserved
2017-01-20 20:06
#155
 | 
Brazil kabalzin 
EZ
2017-01-20 20:06
lul expoocted
2017-01-20 20:06
#162
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
Completely desrved. Great year cold!
2017-01-20 20:07
congratulations! there was never any doubt. by far the best player in 2016
2017-01-20 20:07
#164
 | 
France kennySsSsS 
:O SO UNEXPECTED
2017-01-20 20:07
#166
Nepal SG8 
The bold prediction though lol.
2017-01-20 20:08
#167
 | 
Chile Cristoff 
GODzera
2017-01-20 20:08
HOW can I see the picture in bigger???!?! When I click on it, theres no high res, but it just takes me to the next one?
2017-01-20 20:09
Thank you. Still, how do I get to it myself? :)
2017-01-20 20:12
right click and open picture in new window
2017-01-20 20:14
Thanks :)
2017-01-20 20:14
expected LUL
2017-01-20 20:09
DESERVED, EXPECTED. ez for 2 major mvp godzera the best
2017-01-20 20:11
#172
 | 
Australia closet 
congrats godzera easily the best player of this year well deserved
2017-01-20 20:10
#173
 | 
Sweden Mrjohn 
no surprice i was hoping for smithzz
2017-01-20 20:10
hey guys, cold didn`t played with those sk guys on Esl Katowice 2015, only in esl cologne
2017-01-20 20:10
#176
 | 
Estonia Rebae 
congrats cold :)
2017-01-20 20:11
#180
 | 
Brazil diixon 
"You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!" SK|Felps
2017-01-20 20:13
So fucking expected, but so fucking deserved
2017-01-20 20:13
beast
2017-01-20 20:14
#185
 | 
Russia Optimistic 
I think simple will be first in this year,just wait it.
2017-01-20 20:14
#189
 | 
Brazil rickz1996 
GODZERAAAAAA
2017-01-20 20:14
Nice
2017-01-20 20:14
I'm proud to have been rekt by coldzera in a faceit pug along with his BR friends lol...
2017-01-20 20:14
#193
 | 
Brazil LukkasYuki 
Champions are coming #RunSKG
2017-01-20 20:15
#194
 | 
Spain Ali3nigena 
expected but shit
2017-01-20 20:15
deserved
2017-01-20 20:15
not fucking expected
2017-01-20 20:15
Unexpected Kappa
2017-01-20 20:16
SK FELPS CONFIRMED! When asked to name a rising star that he thinks will end up in our top 20 ranking for 2017, coldzera named Immortals talent Joao "felps" Vasconcellos. Joao "felps" Vasconcellos "You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!"
2017-01-20 20:17
are you sherlock?
2017-01-20 21:02
#204
 | 
Brazil NOOBUSTERS 
"Bold Prediction When asked to name a rising star that he thinks will end up in our top 20 ranking for 2017, coldzera named Immortals talent Joao "felps" Vasconcellos."
2017-01-20 20:18
lol why
2017-01-20 20:19
Wtf?!?! Botzera first?! Rip cs scene.....
2017-01-20 20:19
Ez
2017-01-20 20:19
"You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!" Dafuq is that?
2017-01-20 20:19
#214
fnx | 
Brazil madmadder 
ofc felps will be at the top20 list if he joins SK
2017-01-20 20:21
the player with better gamesense than any human player
2017-01-20 20:20
#213
fnx | 
Brazil madmadder 
thank god I lived long enough to see a brazilian be top 1
2017-01-20 20:21
wp coldzera, who would've thought two years ago ;-)
2017-01-20 20:23
#218
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Brazil Kuratani 
SemXorah LUL GODZERA mrs
2017-01-20 20:23
#223
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Brazil Luca0 
B R A S I L deserved !!!
2017-01-20 20:25
#225
fer | 
Brazil cyrax12 
beast
2017-01-20 20:25
so clearly -fox +felps inc?
2017-01-20 20:26
unexpected
2017-01-20 20:28
#236
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Brazil Charizaldo 
+709 OMFG SK felps confirmed
2017-01-20 20:28
felps to SK confirmed
2017-01-20 20:28
#238
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Europe frclt 
expected af
2017-01-20 20:29
"I am a player who loves to play a Major, not because it is the most prestigious tournament or the one with the most money on the line, but because everyone prepares very well for it and I want to show everyone that I am the best." What is coldzera talking about? Of course the money matters. The money he's won has got him to where he is, the money he's won has allowed him to have a completely different life to the one he used to have and the money he's won is allowing him to keep playing as an Esports player. Hate when players say 'it's not about the money', sure you can be passionate which is fine but money is definitely a large if not the largest factor as to why pros are competing in CS:GO today.
2017-01-20 20:29
That is just a typical ass licking comment for the fake humble guy, we already know how toxic he is and that he's a blatant cheater.
2017-01-20 20:32
It's not that important. Just look at envy when they won WESG, they didn't care too much cause they knew it wasn't an important tournament, even though the prize pool. The glory of being claimed the best in what you do > any money.
2017-01-20 20:40
See your point but i have to disagree... They have fix salary, money from sponsors for promoting products, stickers and signatures money+there are other events with 250k+ prize pools... He just considers majors as the most important events
2017-01-20 22:37
There are countless things more important than money. And I'm sure money for him is no problem, that's what differentiates some atletlas from others, some just want money, some want to be remembered, make history, glory. sry bad english
2017-01-21 07:17
#241
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France t3r4byt3 
NA players got rekt this year, though they managed to win two large tournaments
2017-01-20 20:30
2016 top 1, 2017 banned for cheating I can feel it boys this is the year tournament organizers and valve start exposing these blatant cheaters.
2017-01-20 20:30
gj
2017-01-20 20:30
The question is where is JW?
2017-01-20 20:33
<3 cold
2017-01-20 20:34
#254
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Europe midi 
Question is will he be strong enough to carry foxj to the major title.
2017-01-20 20:35
god
2017-01-20 20:36
After the major when they pick up felps this team will become irrelevant for the rest of the year, gl to them in the major and gl to them picking up players who can't even qualify for a major, might as well pick up some of Cloud 9's players as well if that's the direction they're going to take.
2017-01-20 20:36
No /close
2017-01-20 20:41
Why not? If they want players who are not good enough to even qualify for majors (Immortals had more than enough chances to qualify already) than they should pick up some Cloud 9 players who have the same problem. Felps is not even the best player on his own team, this could possibility be the stupidest pick up of all of 2017 if it actually happens. Top 5 team picks up tier 3 teams 3rd best player, cannot qualify for majors anymore, become irrelevant, this is actually a good thing for other CS fans who are not from BR who want to see these cheating SK fucks become irrelevant.
2017-01-20 20:52
#259
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Brazil mth^ 
sick year by coldzin
2017-01-20 20:39
monster
2017-01-20 20:37
#262
myth | 
Bulgaria mythtw 
n1
2017-01-20 20:39
wp
2017-01-20 20:39
LUL + 709 K / D DIFF OMGGG
2017-01-20 20:39
gg
2017-01-20 20:40
sensation
2017-01-20 20:40
aim-assister
2017-01-20 20:44
deserved
2017-01-20 20:45
#282
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Lithuania alon9 
"You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!" felps to SK confirmed ?
2017-01-20 20:45
Holy shit those stats
2017-01-20 20:46
#285
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
felps to SK confirmed
2017-01-20 20:47
gg
2017-01-20 20:47
so unexpected Kappa
2017-01-20 20:48
EXPECTED SINCE_THAT 1V4 TRAIN CLUTCH VS NAVI
2017-01-20 20:50
+1 That was freaking insane
2017-01-20 20:53
expected
2017-01-20 20:53
expected
2017-01-20 20:54
godzera
2017-01-20 20:55
hltv.org/?pageid=181&statsfilter=1545 Why stats page says he has 1.36 rating in 2016 and picture says 1.28
2017-01-20 20:55
#340
NEO | 
Poland Xachariah 
The stats page still uses Rating 1.0 and the article (picture also) uses Rating 2.0. The new formula will replace 1.0 version in a few weeks/months (if I recall correctly) and it includes more variables (not "only" this: hltv.org/?pageid=242). I hope that I helped :D
2017-01-20 21:22
ok ty
2017-01-20 21:25
I wonder at which places were Byali and TACO ( 20+ ).
2017-01-20 20:56
SK felps incoming
2017-01-20 20:56
well deserved !!!!! cold killer !!!
2017-01-20 20:56
SK felps confirmed by godzera
2017-01-20 21:01
Congratz!
2017-01-20 21:02
I think coming from 0 to top1 is fucking didficult how the fuck can it happen
2017-01-20 21:05
#315
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Brazil spaark1 
1 year in the big scene and already top 1. so proud of him, proud of all sk. 2 years ago they were just kabum and now sk fucking gaming, with a top 1 and 2 player... who would have thought
2017-01-20 21:08
#316
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Brazil ;---) 
felps,fer,cold,taco and fallen. OMG
2017-01-20 21:05
I remmember in 2013 cold,taco and felps being some sort of rising stars in our scene and now these guys are playing against the best teams in the world and even winning international tournaments.Shows how much big efforts can pay off big time.
2017-01-20 21:11
EZ for #1 GODZERA !!
2017-01-20 21:06
The king, deserved
2017-01-20 21:06
#321
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Portugal dracø 
Expected. I'd argue that fallen could've taken the n1 spot. Similar stats, 8 EVP + 1 MVP against 4 EVP + 3 MVP, etc. And on top of that fallen is the IGL. Regardless, it was an amazing year for the Brazilians. It's going to be awesome to see him and Felps demolishing teams after the major!
2017-01-20 21:08
Indeed, but i see FalleN more of a brain and leader than actually a killing machine like Cold is. But yeah,i hope felps can perform greatly with this new team, everybody thinks he's going to be some sort of fer 2.0 but im pretty sure FalleN got him under his leash, not to mention im pretty sure Felps knows he has to fill big shoes in SK and is prolly going to dedicate a lot to it.
2017-01-20 21:15
As if it was ever debatable.
2017-01-20 21:10
#328
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Macau fAKEEEE 
HOLY FUCKING SHIT THOSE STATS.
2017-01-20 21:13
mONSTERZERA... deserved ofc :)
2017-01-20 21:18
gg
2017-01-20 21:19
GODZERA
2017-01-20 21:20
#341
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Czech Republic JustinGOD 
nice
2017-01-20 21:23
Shit, thought it was going to be Spunj :(
2017-01-20 21:24
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
2017-01-20 21:29
waiting for video top 20 2016
2017-01-20 21:32
#352
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Brazil ichibaNcs 
ez
2017-01-20 21:40
#354
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Germany ndr^ 
"IEM Katowice was a very difficult event for me because I was going through some personal issues, lots of fights with a former girlfriend of mine, so I could not focus on the matches." fuck all hoes mang
2017-01-20 21:42
ez cold
2017-01-20 21:48
Coldzera is a BR pride!
2017-01-20 21:48
#361
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Unexpected and undeserved. I mean, where the fuck is allu.
2017-01-20 21:49
Fucking beast! Top 1 no doubt
2017-01-20 21:50
#365
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Brazil ElianBR 
Expected! Godzera <333
2017-01-20 21:53
2016 was incredible year for coldzera. Top 1 deserved
2017-01-20 22:00
#376
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Germany andoRRR 
"Now playing under SK Gaming, the team travelled to Cologne for the second Major of the year, hosted by ESL.[...] and edge past hometown favorites Team Liquid in the grand final." German Team Liquid confirmed.
2017-01-20 22:06
#378
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Brazil rodrigon8 
BRAZIL BRAZIL BRAZIL
2017-01-20 22:07
best player ever, miles and miles away, cry haters xd ez for br
2017-01-20 22:09
truly the best
2017-01-20 22:16
Not expected at all :(
2017-01-20 22:17
Was expecting Trump!
2017-01-20 22:18
niko >
2017-01-20 22:19
#529
shox | 
Canada dB- 
NiKo also had 4 #1 stats, can you imagine if Niko actually had a good team that deserves him? He would >>> cold
2017-01-21 17:42
#399
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Brazil lennovskmask 
ez
2017-01-20 22:24
"You will hear a lot about this young guy called felps!" Well, thats because he is SK`s new fifth after the major :D
2017-01-20 22:33
savage
2017-01-20 22:36
fer and cold picked felps as bold prediction, they just confirmed he's going to join SK haha
2017-01-20 23:05
You are worthy this Marcelo! :) Good luck to you!
2017-01-20 22:51
nice
2017-01-20 22:53
top 1 hahahahahahah
2017-01-20 22:58
sk|fox 2017 sk lineup confirmed not hltv rumour hltv confirmed
2017-01-20 23:01
#417
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Sweden hudgun 
expected since Columbus i know coldzera will be top1
2017-01-20 23:03
really?
2017-01-20 23:03
Crazy crazy stats this year. I personally think it's going to hurt his play this year if Fox stays on the team. Cold's awp should be prioritized over his, meaning that Fox should be replaced IMO.
2017-01-20 23:06
no chance that fox will play for sk after major
2017-01-20 23:11
200% sure felps is going to SK after the major
2017-01-22 00:32
#422
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Brazil Collee 
Deserved
2017-01-20 23:10
congrats dude, you deserve it! hope to hear more good news about you, all the best!
2017-01-20 23:17
yes
2017-01-20 23:21
#428
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Germany Gloin 
deserved, gg
2017-01-20 23:24
congrats godzera
2017-01-20 23:25
#432
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Sweden DiTzZ 
Really well deserved, those stats are absolutely insane.
2017-01-20 23:28
#434
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Sweden larsbananas 
Expected and well deserved :)
2017-01-20 23:32
dennis 20 its funny joke Edward(second best player of majors) not even in the list its joke tho but not funny
2017-01-20 23:33
i agree...some players shouldnt be here, well wha can we do. at least 1st is undoubtable. if it was close...fans would also cry
2017-01-21 00:01
it's just opinion not crying. dennis and edward must be in top10
2017-01-21 03:38
Deserved
2017-01-20 23:41
ez ggwp
2017-01-20 23:43
#439
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Sweden s!d_xaxa 
Okay
2017-01-20 23:48
#440
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Brazil FrizoR 
Legend.
2017-01-20 23:48
Congrats
2017-01-20 23:53
#443
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Reunion respectful 
These lan stats so fucking good
2017-01-21 00:01
unexpected af xD
2017-01-21 00:07
#445
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
FELPS EZ to SK thx for inside :D
2017-01-21 00:08
Deserved
2017-01-21 00:19
i am surprised there are only 4 "monkey" words on this page k, come on hltv you can do it better
2017-01-21 00:19
#448
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United States M117 
congrats & well deserved
2017-01-21 00:24
#451
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Brazil waveeee 
I just think this way to rank players is not right. Automated stats are incomplete. Pop flashes, Calls from the IGL (or any player), and other stuff are not represented. The fact is, cold is the best doing his duty on SK. However Fallen is way more valuable player. Why? Fallen made it all, he made Brazil to pay his team to travel to play outside, he managed to find a organization on US to his team, he organized everything. He still organize everything, he is the IGL, he chosen the players to the team. I just mean, u can replace cold in SK, u cant replace Fallen. So for me it is very unfair that he is not reconized as been the best player of 2016. I even want to meantion fer way behind of players that did not achived anything in 2016. TACO WAS NOT TOP20??? U must be blind to agree with that. He is the best in the hardest thing of the game! Lets change this for next year!
2017-01-21 00:55
im pretty sure that not only value is taken into account when making the top20, raw skill is probably a factor too, and that my friend...that's where coldze is galaxies above FalleN
2017-01-21 01:07
its just shit and yeah he and fallen deserve it sadly but its last time we see brazilians in top 20. this year they are not going to be so lucky, cause all they did have last year was luck.
2017-01-21 00:56
*last time you see swedes in top20
2017-01-21 01:10
Could be, but come here after one year and let see
2017-01-21 01:11
oh you actually meant it lol, i thought it was a just a typo
2017-01-21 01:12
lul
2017-01-21 03:50
Dat stats... Deserved top 1!
2017-01-21 00:59
#459
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Denmark anton^ 
expected
2017-01-21 01:21
#460
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Brazil wakka_sv 
Just two words: EZ PZ.
2017-01-21 01:30
#461
n2g | 
United States n2g 
How can you be player of 2016 when you cry on twitter when you lose 16-0?
2017-01-21 01:34
#464
MiKe | 
Canada Zoey 
by winning more than everyone else and being MVP in most of them?
2017-01-21 01:38
SK.felps
2017-01-21 01:44
#470
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Thailand Bent0 
gl in 2017
2017-01-21 01:53
he will be #1 in 2017 too
2017-01-21 01:56
if you cant be against us join us it quit simple
2017-01-21 01:56
<3 COLDZERA <3 <3 THE BEST <3 <3 DEAL WITH IT EU/NA <3 <3 MUCH LOVE <3
2017-01-21 02:15
the last boss. idk how he does i think he reads the game better then anyone else his consistency is unmatched by anyone the aim is sharp but i think its more the brain
2017-01-21 02:16
deserverd!! best of 2016 for sure!
2017-01-21 02:57
#483
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Spain Brejo 
<3 G O D z e r a <3
2017-01-21 03:04
#484
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Uruguay zniksze 
simply the best Future legend of csgo
2017-01-21 03:12
why coldzero, why?
2017-01-21 03:34
Congratz Cold, well deserved. Most of the people featured were a given. I will say this, I think Stewie2K should of been on the list. Not #1 of course, but top 15-20 for sure. He helped C9 become relevant this year all while being the IGL. Oh well though, good list, see ya next year!
2017-01-21 03:37
#494
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Chile drogen 
Pele of the CS:GO ;) #GODZera
2017-01-21 04:38
:D
2017-01-21 21:02
#497
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Congratz my brother, well deserved! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we FORBES, we AWARD CHAMPIONS, we TOP 1, TOP 2, TOP 15 and TOP 19 HLTV 2016, we NEYMAR Friend, we are from BRAZIL! <3 Kreygasm!
2017-01-21 05:22
#499
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
His stats is impressive, I just see it now! <3 my brother!
2017-01-21 05:27
#569
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Chile drogen 
www.open-english.com
2017-02-18 20:18
#570
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
sorry if ur scene is dead, don't hate us! We appreciate that! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-02-18 20:19
#571
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Chile drogen 
who hate you? wtf i just said www.open-english.com for your horrible english xd
2017-02-18 20:21
#572
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Who cares about my english? U just come here to talk about my english at one topic from months ago... Terrible is u buddy, sorry! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-02-18 20:41
GOD
2017-01-21 05:26
he admitted to having some regrets, one of them being his controversial remarks about Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves when the 19-year-old was subbing for the team in fer's stead. What was that remark?
2017-01-21 05:43
Controversial tweets about Shoowtime not knowing the basics of CS (while he was stand-in for SK). You can check a related forum thread here: hltv.org/?pageid=18&threadid=1246540
2017-01-21 07:16
:O That was really harsh and unprofessional statement. btw thanks for enlighten me!
2017-01-21 07:19
#504
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
unexpected lel
2017-01-21 07:00
GOD Congratulations <3
2017-01-21 07:10
#512
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Finland kaviyy 
Expected hueHueHueuHUe
2017-01-21 08:04
who is it
2017-01-21 08:24
Wtf unexpected
2017-01-21 10:08
#516
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Lithuania scaRRe 
expected
2017-01-21 10:50
#517
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Austria gex0r 
felps to SK confirmed
2017-01-21 12:54
who
2017-01-21 13:42
#521
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Poland jesh 
well deserved
2017-01-21 15:32
#558
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Brazil HigorIsi 
Will sleep bro!!
2017-02-01 05:33
#523
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Brazil wdks 
SA > WORLD
2017-01-21 15:43
#553
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Chile drogen 
BRASIL > WORLD ahi si te creo sadjhdasjdhasj
2017-01-28 00:08
Godzera #runskg #cryisfree
2017-01-21 16:34
#526
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
GG WP !
2017-01-21 16:56
gj! gratz
2017-01-21 17:04
gz
2017-01-21 17:53
<3
2017-01-21 20:07
congratz cold, very nice ! <3
2017-01-21 20:35
easy godzera
2017-01-21 21:01
Expected,godzera is a monster <3
2017-01-21 21:04
Deserved. Congrats Cold and SK, well played! :)
2017-01-21 21:32
Dominating!!! (unreal tournament announcer voice)
2017-01-21 22:14
#551
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Chile drogen 
eres dominicano??? amo tu pais he ido 4 veces ya <3
2017-01-28 00:07
en serio, que loco, que ciudad frequentas? he visitado peru y chile varias ocasiones por motivos de estudio ( antropologia, huesos elongados y huesos de gigantes y esas cosas) sudamerica esta repleta de historia "oscura" ignorada por la ciencia actual, y my universidad organiza viajes para estudiantes archeologistas y antropologos. seguro voy otra vez pronto ya, me ha gustado mucho
2017-03-09 03:21
Ez prediction:)
2017-01-21 23:41
GODzera
2017-01-22 04:35
Fack COLDZERA XANTARES TOP 1
2017-01-22 18:40
#547
NiKo | 
Jordan human928 
expected
2017-01-22 21:02
Best player of all time <3
2017-01-24 09:48
#550
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Chile drogen 
the best BRASILIAN player of the all times... the best of the history maybe was SpawN, Heaton, Kabal, Sunman, n0thing, markeloff, dendi, i dont know... but not coldzera
2017-01-28 00:06
He probably has no idea what you are talking about
2017-01-28 00:07
#555
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Chile drogen 
ahhahaha probably
2017-01-29 04:10
we won 2 major, cold bestg in all tournament and best kills man. u see duoble jumpshot on mirage? se heaton do that? lol !
2017-03-21 11:09
The fact that you need to backup cold's level of skill with the luckiest clip in cs history shows that he isnt the best
2017-03-21 11:19
u knows nothing about CS
2017-03-23 09:03
cold and fallen cheating so obvious its insane how no one sees it
2017-01-25 09:18
#557
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Brazil HigorIsi 
Yeah, for sure! Kappa
2017-02-01 05:32
#554
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World Wardaddy 
Greatest shame of all time
2017-01-28 18:49
Finna bust a nut
2017-02-04 15:32
I hate coldzera
2017-02-14 13:22
hah kokot slabý
2017-02-15 09:34
Coldzera is best player CSGO! He plays very good! NTC
2017-02-18 02:43
Not deserved. Pasha deserved
2017-02-24 21:42
#574
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Poland zJe 
Stupid Brazilians stop bumping thread again,again and again
2017-02-24 21:46
AXYET
2017-03-03 00:55
coldzera is god <3 FalleN is supa saiyajin goto :$:$ <3 <3
2017-03-04 17:37
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