pasha: NiKo wants to be Rambo of CS

Following Virtus.pro advancing to semi-finals at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski gave us his thoughts on Virtus.pro's journey thus far and what lies ahead.

The group stage saw Virtus.pro edging Misfits and falling short to Gambit on Cobblestone, before the Poles advanced to quarter-finals with a one-sided affair against fnatic.

Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski's side took down mousesports on their way to semis, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač wreaking havoc on Mirage but to no avail.

We asked pashaBiceps about Virtus.pro's matches, dealing with the Bosnian star, as well as his preference between NiP and Astralis for semi-finals:

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In case you missed some of our previous interviews at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, here is a list:

Day three
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi: "Cache got decided early"
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen: "Banana needs changing"
  
Day two
Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný: "I'm here to do some damage
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth: "I think fnatic will do well"
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers: "Inferno still plays kinda the same"
 
Day one
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen: "It would be fun to play NiKo"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "felps has a special skillset"
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev: "We're confident on Inferno"
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "I've never played this much"
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1392
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1513
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
Friis | 
Poland Austinn 
PASHA LONDON SCHOOL
2017-02-19 01:50
#8
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Turkey Mustafa- 
pasha is good player
2017-02-19 01:50
pasha good, but Falkonetti bestest
2017-02-19 01:51
Falkonetti bestest, but netwell besterest
2017-02-19 08:17
netwell besterest but untermensch the besterestful
2017-02-19 17:13
untermensch besterestful, but Falkonetti bestesterestful
2017-02-19 17:43
Falkonetti besteterestful but netwell the besteresterestefuleresterestof
2017-02-21 11:03
Haha what he is saying is so true though, he is already rambo!
2017-02-19 01:50
PAPITOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE BEST HAHAHAHAHA <3 <3 <3
2017-02-19 02:13
:D
2017-02-19 01:50
faze top1 with nikokoko
2017-02-19 01:50
best joke ever
2017-02-19 18:23
rip vp today
2017-02-19 18:23
#212
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Why nortamerican only shows canadian and us flag? Mexico is from NA aswell
2017-02-19 21:54
there's like 20 countries in NA us and canada are just most well known idk lol
2017-02-19 22:01
#6
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Sweden Daquan 
liar
2017-02-19 01:50
#10
Snax | 
Saudi Arabia hobbit_ 
true
2017-02-19 01:50
xd
2017-02-19 01:50
HAHAHH PAPITO
2017-02-19 01:50
ez
2017-02-19 01:50
why did he say that
2017-02-19 01:50
#24
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
Maybe you should watch it before you ask your question, moron.
2017-02-19 01:50
wtf is wrong with u ?
2017-02-19 01:52
#40
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
Did I upset you ?
2017-02-19 01:53
you called him moron just like that, maybe he wanted a tldr..
2017-02-19 01:54
#47
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
He is just mad he will never have a scene
2017-02-19 01:55
#51
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
He could watch it himself rather than trying to get an early comment.
2017-02-19 01:55
who tf cares? you want to know? watch the vid you lazy ass
2017-02-19 02:07
rambo
2017-02-19 01:50
#19
Denmark d0kz 
nice
2017-02-19 01:50
PAPA
2017-02-19 01:50
#21
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
n1 papa xD
2017-02-19 01:50
1337 randomrambo = NiKo? ;DD
2017-02-19 01:50
#26
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
PAPA retire
2017-02-19 01:50
#28
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Brazil potat 
wtf pasha so jealous why would he say something like that
2017-02-19 01:51
maybe first yous should watch video and than point your statement?
2017-02-19 01:58
#73
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Brazil potat 
no i shouldnt i watched, he seems very anxious and nervous
2017-02-19 02:02
'no i shouldnt' So i have no words
2017-02-19 02:04
#106
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Brazil potat 
my comment was about the quote not the interview
2017-02-19 02:12
#163
World llt 
pasha is obviously being sarcastic and funny, you idiot
2017-02-19 08:48
No need to call anyone names. Thank you.
2017-02-21 08:01
#199
 | 
Brazil potat 
u should jump
2017-02-19 16:31
pasha i love you man but play some kz your movement makes me wanna kms
2017-02-19 01:51
#149
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World Vidua 
Then do that.
2017-02-19 06:33
#30
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Poland Marcines 
papito best london school
2017-02-19 01:51
ez game
2017-02-19 01:51
that englando
2017-02-19 01:51
sean gares?
2017-02-19 01:51
#34
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Argentina SirPatronia 
HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHA pasha get off the horse!
2017-02-19 01:53
#37
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Czech Republic Oskaraswell 
PashaNoobceps
2017-02-19 01:52
he looks like a brazillian football player talking HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
2017-02-19 01:52
"we are come here and destroy Las Vegas" - pashaBiceps(2017)
2017-02-19 01:53
and after it we play some casinos :D
2017-02-19 02:26
n0thing: "Hey Papa!" Papa: "ay n0think"
2017-02-19 01:54
Pasha so cocky here
2017-02-19 01:54
hooligan at home lul pasha is the best
2017-02-19 01:55
#49
 | 
Sweden godname 
niko has 50kevlar hahahhah
2017-02-19 01:55
#55
Korea yuh 
HAHAHAHAHA
2017-02-19 01:56
#50
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Brazil coldzao2 
fnatic comeback in 2012 confirmed
2017-02-19 01:55
He meant 2020 I guess xD
2017-02-19 07:28
hello hollandboi xdddd
2017-02-19 09:08
I was like: wait what? Hahahahah
2017-02-19 07:31
I like the be in USA because here you have an awesome crowd rofl
2017-02-19 01:55
#54
zet | 
North America RosT- 
NICE LONDON SKILLS PASHA
2017-02-19 01:56
lol nice interview
2017-02-19 01:56
#58
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
"Niko want to be rambo of counter-strike, just come out of Z.... PEW PEW PEW. And everyone like wtf?" lmfao hahaha
2017-02-19 01:57
#61
 | 
Brazil potat 
he doesnt stop moving lul
2017-02-19 01:57
#75
smooya | 
United Kingdom azrl 
caffeine high or he's been rocking the coke :D
2017-02-19 02:03
#103
 | 
Brazil potat 
yea maybe hahah
2017-02-19 02:10
#140
 | 
Portugal rmindzstar 
obvious coke. to be focous.
2017-02-19 03:09
hes def on the coke man. was my first thought when i saw him. his weird mouth and tongue action lul and his looks. hes havin a party in his head mate
2017-02-19 21:59
#110
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Poland Roni445 
Strafing even in real life
2017-02-19 02:15
#176
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
:D
2017-02-19 10:57
#219
allu | 
North America hesh 
pre workout
2017-02-19 23:52
fnatic comeback in 2012 and niko has 50 kevlar xd
2017-02-19 01:58
#63
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
pasha is a funny guy.
2017-02-19 01:58
#67
 | 
Poland kiero 
pasha idk what you are taking but it's too much
2017-02-19 02:00
#69
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN 
that accent lul
2017-02-19 02:01
When are they going to test him for doping? Hes so high he cant fucking stop moving... This guy was a fucking dead weight for over a year and now all of sudden hes playing like hes young again? No fucking way i dont buy it. Seriously.
2017-02-19 02:02
#95
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
he was always like this, even when being completely shit :v also there is testing for doping at every event now
2017-02-19 02:07
Idk man.. it doesnt seem right. Its not like he was shit for just a couple of tournaments, he was shit for over a year.. and for the past months out of nowhere hes so good again, so reliable.
2017-02-19 02:11
#109
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
hardly he's not even that good, or consistent look at stats and dont listen to thorin or whoever, analysts like him are trying to build storylines for hype, and often they exaggerate... he was good vs north at the major and ok here so far imo it's taz who became really good since cologne last year and that's what made vp 'good' but no one talks about that...
2017-02-19 02:14
#134
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China confusionwow 
Its that cuz neo has become igl, imo.
2017-02-19 02:50
#150
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World Vidua 
Neo became IGL in January 2016. It took them a while to adapt.
2017-02-19 06:38
not really pasha is stepped up if you deny it than you are blind. And the point with TaZ is true he is so good since a while
2017-02-19 11:36
#188
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
yeah ofc he stepped up but he's not consistent and not a 'superstar' like analysts would have you think like yesterday thorin said Mouse has NiKo and oskar but VP has Snax and Pasha lol
2017-02-19 14:15
#126
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Poland camarpl 
did you ever watch interview with him in 2010? he was so nervous and shy he could barely speak, and in the game aswell his crosshair was often shaking from stress, he wasn't always like this
2017-02-19 02:28
#127
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
wut
2017-02-19 02:28
#128
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Poland camarpl 
look at this, he is so shy he can't stop touching his face youtube.com/watch?v=et5wJ1436HQ he had problems with stress in game for the first few months after joining G5 for sure, there are interviews where he talked about it, just saying he wasn't always cocky
2017-02-19 02:32
#129
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
yeah, that's what i was saying
2017-02-19 02:33
#131
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Poland camarpl 
regardles what you were saying, IMO in 2009/10 he had the biggest problems handling stress in the pro scene, now he is the cockiest guy in the scene, amazing how he changed
2017-02-19 02:37
#132
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
he is just being funny, not really cocky imo :v
2017-02-19 02:38
agree
2017-02-19 06:13
being a superstar in your home country and across the world probably builds your confidence a bit. I mean, you tell me how popular VP are in PL
2017-02-19 07:49
Yeah pasha remind me so much about my older brother Its almost disturbingly similar. Both speak bad English and communicate exactly like pasha, with winks and smiles and moving because they're nervous but still wnna look cool in character
2017-02-19 03:14
"they come some day, we kill em"
2017-02-19 02:02
#77
NEO | 
Argentina Cepheus 
Best interview ever
2017-02-19 02:04
15 cevlar in body he is truly funny
2017-02-19 02:04
#86
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
pasha on coke
2017-02-19 02:05
#87
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Poland camarpl 
lmao he's very happy today for sure
2017-02-19 02:05
he is so jittery. adderall? moda? caffeine? back in the bussiness?:)
2017-02-19 02:06
#97
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
Coke
2017-02-19 02:08
ON THE GEAR BOIS
2017-02-19 17:20
#98
 | 
Brazil Brazilian Wax 
"hey n0thing"
2017-02-19 02:09
"im not beating my wife" XD i think that is damn suspicious 4Head
2017-02-19 02:10
#108
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Brazil potat 
yeah cant believe he said that rofl
2017-02-19 02:13
lul had to replay that to be sure i heard it right
2017-02-19 22:06
100% braindead polish. jesus christ.
2017-02-19 02:10
niko good, but not best (jw best)
2017-02-19 02:10
niko good, but not best(papa best)
2017-02-19 02:16
papa stop roids!
2017-02-19 02:16
HAHAHAH he is so funny
2017-02-19 02:17
so many kids speaking about he's taking something e.g.coke xD first of all he's just like he regular is. Check out interviews from 2014 or even before. Other than that, you don't move like a crack whore and jiggle all the time because of some blow.. newfags and little kids who speak out of their asses again. GG hltv
2017-02-19 02:17
just side effects of being polish
2017-02-19 02:21
meth addicts actually jiggle and twitch like this
2017-02-19 02:21
dont fight with papa Kappa
2017-02-19 02:28
#164
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Good to know you understand a joke
2017-02-19 08:57
I've seen him in 2014 as well, and being a user myself, I was 100% undoubtedly sure he was high as fuck on speed. I was waiting for him to give an interview after his recent return to form, and here it is again. Pasha needs massive doses of amphetamine to do well, and he sure as fucks uses it.
2017-02-19 19:32
so you think hes on speed/amph/coca almost every day (cause he streams hyperactive like that as well) while beeing highly functional within his work, peers (dont u think one of the other guys would try to stop him), beeing a father, doing sports and a role model to thousand of fans? xD i know a lot of using people, none of them gets this much of shit done for as long as you indicate pasha did =/
2017-02-19 19:46
When was the last time he streamed? 2 years ago? Also, he wasn't jittery at all during the time he played like crap. Long enough for a detox. Anyway, using amphetamine, even daily, isn't something that I'd consider intolerable for teammates, and could be easily hidden from family, especially if they don't suspect such a thing for you and don't know the symptoms. It's not even a major health hazard. 80mg amphetamine pills are routinely prescribed to ADHD patients. Snorting one or two tenths of a g before every important game isn't anything dangerous.
2017-02-19 20:14
fair enough points made towards a possible clean time during most of the time last year. i wouldnt think of it as intolerable either, painting the cirumstances you made. but i doubt there are a lot of people out there who really restrict to consume a specific amount. most slowly prograde to consume more up to the point obvious symptons show themselfes and have to stop/detox/reduce or surroundings/habits/"friends" change. i still kinda doubt that hes really into amphs due to his healhty lifestyle. snorting some before an important matchup could be possible, but still wouldnt explain his overall hyperactive/clowny behaviour he used to have the last couple of years overall, considering he wasnt using on daily basis. i have no doubts a lot of pros are or used to get prescribed ritalin e.g. in na. still, there have been a lot of remarks since summer 2015 and c9s short run, which stated, that there were tests taken at higher level tournaments. edit: the twitch clip is kinda hypnotic of his own, cause neither the cameraman, nor the background nor mantursse stopped moving. this kinda emphasized pashas behaviour, besides maybe some natural dopamin after winning in a strong fashion etc.
2017-02-19 23:24
scared of astralis !
2017-02-19 02:21
PAPA
2017-02-19 02:25
#123
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Chile nachooww 
hahahahah
2017-02-19 02:27
ahahahahahahaha NA are mad now :D
2017-02-19 02:37
ASHEAISYHEASUIHDOAUHSIEOUIHGASDJASD pasha is the best <3<3<3<3<3 LMAO he looks like coke fuck XD
2017-02-19 02:42
#138
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Kyrgyzstan Devilr0ck 
so stupid
2017-02-19 02:57
#139
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India gucci_mane 
How to not love this guy :))
2017-02-19 02:58
#143
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Albania Kush9 
haha papa is love papa is life, a true legend haha no cs without papa and vp, just compare these legends with arrogant useless kids from astralis omg
2017-02-19 03:41
+1
2017-02-19 05:09
#145
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United Kingdom sslemons 
love this guy
2017-02-19 05:29
Love Nobrain? kk
2017-02-19 08:33
The amount of fake flagger shitlocks in this thread jesus.
2017-02-19 05:39
He's probably nervous because he is trying really hard to make sense in english, it's not coke or anything. It happens often when you don't have amazing english skills like all the HLTV'ers(O B V I O U S L Y)
2017-02-19 06:16
#151
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Russia razorVJ 
lmao pasha on crack
2017-02-19 06:50
meth addict or just Polish? He's amped af also it's kind of funny that anywhere VP go they are a crowd favorite. Doesn't matter what country, everyone loves seeing them win
2017-02-19 07:50
#156
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Australia TotalEclipse 
What a hero.
2017-02-19 08:00
#159
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Italian accent from Poland wtf is going on Rofl
2017-02-19 08:21
hahahahaha drugs...
2017-02-19 08:31
guess pasha should go home, vegas is to much 4 his brain :D
2017-02-19 08:43
hahahahaha n1 pasha
2017-02-19 09:01
NiKo is a God, Has to be one of the best counter strike players easy top 5!
2017-02-19 09:01
Thank you hltv for interviewing pasha.
2017-02-19 09:07
that swinging all the time lol, Astralis gonna make him eat his words
2017-02-19 09:30
#220
allu | 
North America hesh 
nt
2017-02-19 23:53
I'm glad they beat sk
2017-02-20 06:28
sometimes i find pasha under drugs:DDD but for sure i love him:)
2017-02-19 09:43
#171
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United States lumpy seal 
What kind of Adderall you boys have over in Poland? This dude is AD strafing IRL lol
2017-02-19 09:44
actually we dont care about his english,we just love him the way he is
2017-02-19 09:44
Pasha always looked like really good person and i like him, but damn..he is so strange in interviews from this event :D ..seriously like he is on adderal or smthing..i hope he is not :D ending was the best : easy, cmon, calm, they calm, we kill them. :DDDD
2017-02-19 10:03
Papaaa is right:D
2017-02-19 10:43
#177
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
you are not my friend, you are my brother my friend
2017-02-19 11:05
"he dosnt have 50kevlars" ahahahha pasha u are legend my friend :D respect!
2017-02-19 11:26
#180
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Turkey War2Justice 
Laugh so much pasza thanks bro xd
2017-02-19 11:38
#181
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Poland ramones1 
i no speak london
2017-02-19 11:46
i laughed so much hahaha he doesnt have 50 kevlars in body :D true as fuck
2017-02-19 12:47
KANTR STRIKE !1!!
2017-02-19 13:15
#184
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Spain sami05 
Hahahahha xD
2017-02-19 13:24
#185
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Spain iBuyQueso 
hey notting
2017-02-19 13:30
Niko 1 level above EVERYONE
2017-02-19 13:54
pasha good player but niko superstar
2017-02-19 14:22
best interview, pasha too cool.
2017-02-19 14:30
#191
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Finland ginbay 
Shots
2017-02-19 14:31
best interview ever! :D
2017-02-19 14:32
haha :D
2017-02-19 15:15
#194
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Iceland _natas_ 
ADD Pasha :) Gotta love the Pash God
2017-02-19 15:22
hahaha papito's interview best interview
2017-02-19 15:29
"EY NOTINHQ"
2017-02-19 15:32
#200
f0rest | 
Lithuania ifix1z 
PASHA I LOVE YOU
2017-02-19 16:42
confident...... good prognostic before Katowice
2017-02-19 16:48
hahah ey nothing :D
2017-02-19 21:59
#225
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
CS already had a Rambo. He's coaching the Koreans now lol
2017-02-20 06:39
#226
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United States Jinn2K 
"PAPA BICEPS" - "Hey N0thing" ahhahahah i love these 2 <3
2017-02-20 06:44
#227
 | 
World euqin 
"HEY PAPA!" "HEY NOTINK!"
2017-02-20 11:06
Is pasha on drugs??
2017-02-21 10:58
Awesome crowd? I think there was 10 people maybe 20?
2017-02-21 11:13
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