G2 defeat SK, on to EPL grand final

After beating SK 2-0 (16-12 on both Cache and Overpass), G2 are the first team to reach the grand final at the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals in Dallas.

The series started on Cache, SK's map pick, with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga pulling off a 2v4 in their T-side pistol round, with the former adding three kills into his name. Regardless of buying AKs, the Brazilians stumbled upon Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, who helped G2 on winning the force-buy with a Desert Eagle triple-kill.

Despite of their slow start in Dallas, G2 have made it to the grand final

The Frenchmen did not let SK answer for four more rounds. After picking their second, FalleN's team won another with a quad-kill from fer in a 2v4 with João "felps" Vasconcellos. This eventually led the Brazilians to a 5-5 tie. Both squads then traded rounds, but it was SK who managed to grab the lead with a quad-kill and 1v2 clutch from Epitacio "TACO" de Melo.

After losing two more, G2 secured the 7-8 scoreline with a triple-kill from Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro succeeded by a 1v2 from kennyS. When the second half began, Richard "shox" Papillon was the key player for the French team in the pistol round. Following a triple-kill, Papillon pulled off a 1v2 – in which felps did not have enough time to defuse the bomb.

From that point onward, G2 kept on securing a seven-round streak. SK then replied with four more throughout the remaining rounds, but the French squad closed off Cache with a 16-12 scoreline after winning a semi-buy with a decisive flank from shox.

On Overpass, NBK led the way for G2 with 29 kills

With a four men stack in the B bombsite, SK secured the first pistol round on Overpass, G2's pick. Despite of not getting any bomb plants, their adversaries did a force-buy in the third round that eventually got them a 3-2 lead as Terrorists. Both teams then reached the five mark, but it was the Brazilians who kept on winning rounds until the end of the first half.

As for the second half, bodyy opened it with a triple-kill with the USP-S to help his team secure the pistol round. After winning the subsequent two, the Frenchmen were two rounds away from reaching the tie. However, the Brazilian roster won one more before losing three in a row for a 11-11 draw.

The Brazilians then reached their 12th round, but G2 had their mind set on the grand final of the ESL Pro League Season 5. The Frenchmen continued on overwhelming SK's T-side as they closed off Overpass 16-12, and the series 2-0, with five straight Counter-Terrorist rounds.

France
Matchpage
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3rd June 2017
Brazil
16
Cache
12
16
Overpass
12

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 47 - 42 +5 97.6 1.25
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 40 - 32 +8 69.8 1.16
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 43 - 38 +5 78.7 1.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 41 - 33 +8 69.4 1.12
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 37 - 41 -4 78.8 0.99
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 50 - 41 +9 85.6 1.25
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 42 - 45 -3 77.7 1.02
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 37 - 44 -7 78.1 1.00
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 30 - 39 -9 71.0 0.89
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 27 - 39 -12 56.3 0.82

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1186
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Gg g2 are fucking sick
2017-06-03 21:22
easy for kennyS
2017-06-03 21:22
No coldzera no win
2017-06-03 21:22
well, literally
2017-06-03 21:22
#2
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
nice
2017-06-03 21:22
#3
kennyS | 
Russia wildeq 
woho
2017-06-03 21:22
G2 gonna win this shit
2017-06-03 21:22
Thanks for 4 odds G2-0
2017-06-03 21:22
i see what u did there..
2017-06-03 21:35
coldzera on lan
2017-06-03 21:22
GO G2!
2017-06-03 21:22
#8
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
noice
2017-06-03 21:22
#9
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Germany AngiMerkel 
obvious
2017-06-03 21:22
#10
Europe bueR 
Predictable.
2017-06-03 21:22
Good game. Fuck the childish guys talking shit about SK
2017-06-03 21:22
how much?
2017-06-04 14:30
I dont bet lol. I dont even have skins at all. And if I did bet, how does that correlate to people talking crap about SK? It's childish
2017-06-04 19:58
#12
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
Too ez
2017-06-03 21:22
#13
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Armenia cGev 
G2 n1
2017-06-03 21:22
GG, Cya LAN
2017-06-03 21:22
kick felps bring back fnx this team has no logic or afterplant positions at all
2017-06-03 21:22
They kicked fnx for a reason
2017-06-03 21:36
are you insane ? they need someone line FNX in afterplant/retake situations right now I am not talking about reason for kicking fnx so don't spew shit and actually make a good discussion
2017-06-03 21:38
He barely practices which is terrible for team morale and you cant trust him and top of that he had a massive drop in form when he was kicked if anything i say they need boltz
2017-06-03 21:41
Im not talking about why he was kicked rather the qualities he had . are you like retarded?seriously
2017-06-03 22:13
dude, he tried to make a good discussion and he has a point, fnx performance dropped so hard maybe because he doesnt have the same commitment in practice as he is before SK become best team in the world and yet you called him retarded
2017-06-03 22:39
he discussed why they kicked fnx , I was arguing why fnx benefited them in a special way . yep that's the same discussion
2017-06-03 22:57
everyone knows fnx WAS good, he is one of the reason they won 2 major. but he's not anymore, there's no reason to keep him in the team back then, and absolutely zero reason to bring him now
2017-06-03 23:08
good but why would they bring someone who doesn't have the qualities of FNX ? doesn't sound logical at all
2017-06-03 23:08
because you need someone to fill that spot, either he's better or worse than fnx on his prime.
2017-06-03 23:17
what do you mean ? if we need a goalkeeper and we go buy a midfielder/scorer , is that really logical ?
2017-06-03 23:18
it's so hard to talk to you. if you need a goalkeeper, you buy another goalkeeper as good as you have before. if not available, you just buy the best goalkeeper available, even if he's not as good as you have before
2017-06-03 23:21
now you're just trolling fnx is a goalkeeper felps is the scorer/attacker they kick goalkeeper yet they bring the scorer/attacker tell me right now you don't understand this and I will quit discussing because you are trolling
2017-06-03 23:22
then tell me who SK need to sign, xypn9x? k1oshima? bodyy? im tired btw, need to sleep. bye
2017-06-03 23:26
yea go to sleep obviously you can't think straight
2017-06-03 23:32
#152
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United Kingdom Takaramono 
FNX isnt coming back to SK, none of the SK members at this point even care about if fnx is in his prime with all his qualities back like he had in 2016, if you re a good player but lack motivation to be at the top again like what sk and felps are doing righf now, then fnx has 0 reason to even be picked up again, and if incase you forgot he just got benched again in immortals for not having the same motivation as his teammates and even doing half assed practice sessions, so no matter what you try to pull FNX ISNT COMING BACK TO SK END OF DISCUSSION, FACE THE FACTS
2017-06-04 05:23
#102
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World neomax360 
You too you are retarded. Why they will kick Felps? LUl. They lost the game because Fer & Coldzera lost a lot of fights. NBK & Boddy were just better in this map.
2017-06-03 22:46
is csgo just aim duels ? no . they lost almost all post plants
2017-06-03 22:56
G2 also lost almost all post plant situation on overpass, that's why they down 5-10 on T side.
2017-06-03 23:09
#113
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World neomax360 
Yeah and most of that post plant loose were because they got outfrag by G2 players. G2 just play a better game. Of course SK will surely rewatch and analyse the game later to see their mistakes. But there is nothing dramatic in this match loose to decide to kick Felps. It was a semi finals and they lost against #4 team.
2017-06-03 23:10
wtf do you mean outfrag ? SK teamwork was shit , their postplant positions didn't give them any opportunity to tradefrag or none even baited for the other to peek . G2 just ran into sight and peeked each sk player 1 by 1.how the fuck is this outfrag ? CS is not about duels lol
2017-06-03 23:12
#130
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World neomax360 
Man you kinda kind of guy that will discuss and are never ok to understand others opinions than themselves. Yeah the game of SK were not great at some points. You are right on this point, but on the others hand you have to recognize that the game of G2 were better with NBK stepping up hugely. All G2 players were playing well.. When Boddy come to bombsite and Fer has the line and manage to be kill anyway by Boddy, that is what I call "outfrag". The SK post bombsite were not great, but on the other hand G2 retake were very efficient, taking all their shots. As I say before, SK didn't play their best game, but no need to kick Felps to bring back Fnx as you suggest
2017-06-03 23:47
why no need to kick felps ? the team doesn't need more aggressive player than fer right now
2017-06-03 23:50
#132
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World neomax360 
Who are you to decide that LUL? That is just your opinion. I think FalleN know what he is doing. And Felps have been playing well on SK. He has is own style whcich different from Fnx. FNx have been benched even in IMT. SO there is definitely something going wrong with him lately.
2017-06-03 23:54
true FNX has motivation issues and rages . but cs isn't about frags , felps can look good on the scoreboard but if you look in the context of the game , what they need is smart players to close rounds not more game making plays
2017-06-04 02:06
He is the kinda guy that says "their postplant positions were not good" because he heard it somewhere, cant provide real evidence
2017-06-04 13:34
real evidence?last day's match on overpass t side proves it lol
2017-06-04 18:34
#136
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
So if the problem is with the entire team then why do they need to bring fnx back. The way your explaining it it's as if the entire team is playing poorly in post plant situations how can bringing one player back cause them to re learn how to do that. It's not as if just one player is overpeeking or missing key frags in these scenarios it's the team as a whole they need more synergy on retakes and post plants.
2017-06-04 00:49
because he enabled other players in those scenarios . he didn't just do the fragging , he baited for cold many times , clutched in important situations . their synergy is lost when FNX was dropped . you're saying they need more synergy but I would argue due to the nature of felps being aggressive he wouldn't want to take calculated risks or bait for someone or even be put in the clutch situations and this is showing right now , whether they will change this in the future or not , don't know frankly . It's just weird because your whole synergy is fucked up in those situations because of one player . it's not rocket science
2017-06-04 02:09
#153
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Felps Is and even more aggressive player then fnx. Cold can bait him more than hed could ever bait Fnx. In fact one of the reasons fnx was removed besides the obvious personal issues is that he wanted to be a star player and not a support. Cold and Fallen are the ones who were, should be in, and still are in clutch situations with felps taking aggressive duels earlier in the round. If anything TACO should be the one in question because he's the one who is closest to Fnx's old role on the team due to the fact that he's not entrying much anymore. But it's not about one player it's about the team synergy as a whole the need to get everyone comfortable in the system and have defined roles like they did before. Blaming Felps for SK's losses is like blaming S1mple for Na'vis just because they switched one player doesn't mean it's that players fault, it's a logical fallacy - correlation does not equal causation. Now if it turns out that Felps style isn't right for the team it's an entirely different story, but you need to at least give him time to get acclimated they haven't even been to a major together yet.
2017-06-04 07:00
thanks for being logical with your discussion first of all . definitely felps isn't FNX , he's a totally different player and their style will change . but can the other players adapt as well ? yep that's the question and IMHO last year's dominance won't be as consistent this year due to them not having the same playstyle/teamwork , people changing positions etc it's gonna be hard . meh , thanks for the discussion though
2017-06-04 18:37
#173
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Yeah good discussion overall. The real question is if everyone is willing to adapt if not they will make changes. I doubt we will have a true dominant team again for a while but I still believe that this lineup is capable of winning tournaments.
2017-06-04 18:55
oh definitely they will
2017-06-04 18:58
ok cool with fnx they can have good post plant situations but they can't pracc at all so :/
2017-06-04 02:21
2 majors > 0 majors
2017-06-05 07:14
...
2017-06-05 13:42
lol g2
2017-06-03 21:22
#20
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
cold -12 rofl
2017-06-03 21:22
#21
NBK- | 
China Gnikiv 
G2Army
2017-06-03 21:22
ez 100$ ty g2
2017-06-03 21:22
Gg
2017-06-03 21:22
FeelsBad
2017-06-03 21:22
rip
2017-06-03 21:22
Coldzer0 lul
2017-06-03 21:23
#59
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United States mbolton1990 
The Jew cracking jokes xD
2017-06-03 21:31
#88
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France Static2k 
Trump's funnier with ecology
2017-06-03 22:04
coldzera so bad
2017-06-03 21:23
FalleN was alone today :(
2017-06-03 21:23
#115
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World neomax360 
Sadly when FalleN decide to go GOd mode again, Coldzera say "O fuck yeah, I gonna rest a little bit now".
2017-06-03 23:12
#31
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
GG Well payed by G2 and sk! Very nice match to watch!
2017-06-03 21:23
EZ4G2
2017-06-03 21:23
#34
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United States destrossive 
Well, no coldzera no win
2017-06-03 21:24
came here to say that.
2017-06-04 00:52
Fallen was insane but Cold tho this have to be his worst tournament ever
2017-06-03 21:24
#47
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
1.06 rating,it was not his worst.his worst was katowice or smth in 2016 he had 0.95 rating
2017-06-03 21:26
Crazy how consistent he is but in this tournament he was pretty bad in the most important games And by pretty bad I mean for his standards especially
2017-06-03 21:39
27-39 LOL 56 ADR LOL Best player they said
2017-06-03 21:24
#38
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World dddouseddd 
NBK 97.6 ADR, he went huge
2017-06-03 21:24
#39
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World Sreakz 
Bot Cold.
2017-06-03 21:24
Great match, G2 deserved it and FalleN is back guys GO SK ROAD TO SWEDEN
2017-06-03 21:24
#42
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Brazil LucaS10 
The worst playoff game of the cold without doubts nor seemed the cold playing, worse still is to see the face of the felps playing so discouraged, FalleN alone playing does not give!
2017-06-03 21:26
what do you think about SK afterplants and retakes ? they almost lost all of them on overpass . fnx helped them in those positions , he was a smart player
2017-06-03 21:27
if you notice, G2 lost all afterplant as T on overpass. they down 5-10 on T side because of that
2017-06-03 22:43
and on ct side for g2 ? they won all retakes lol
2017-06-03 22:58
damn its you again lol SK lost more because of team thing, not individual performance. Thay play too individual, everytime 1 player die, there's no one to trade him. The other hand G2 player going to one spot with 2 or 3 player so they barely die without trade nice discussion btw
2017-06-03 23:13
I commented about this to another guy the same points you made , none baits for one another , G2 just runs in dry and SK peek 1 by 1. FNX helped in postplant positions a lot . felps/fer are not suited for those situations. they kicked fnx why the fuck did they bring in felps who lacks those qualities? do you understand now
2017-06-03 23:15
#62
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United States mbolton1990 
Uw0tm8
2017-06-03 21:32
once again fer not playing good = coldzera is useless
2017-06-03 21:46
I can say the same about every other tier1 team x) If their star player plays like shit its obvious that they are going to lose
2017-06-03 22:21
#43
shox | 
Germany KotFahrer 
Amazing unexpected showing by NBK- Lets see if they`ll face North because of kennyS interview about them being cooky.
2017-06-03 21:25
#44
NiKo | 
Brazil Grell 
Well, little sad for SK, but now i'm super excited for ECS finals because who win that event will be the new number 1. ESL Pro league without FaZe and Astralis is a joke.
2017-06-03 21:25
#45
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
SK were really disappointing today. They missed a lot shots they normally hit. Some of the stuff they did seemed rushed. FalleN carried them but the rest forgot to show up, especially Coldzera.
2017-06-03 21:25
Good for g2, I still think SK is better but that's just me When cold doesn't shit the bed, g2 will probably get rekr
2017-06-03 21:27
G2 king of Comeback lul 1-8 to 16 - 10 -> qualifying for EPL 1-2 to 3-2 -> EPL playoff
2017-06-03 21:29
u must be a die hard fans to notice that
2017-06-03 22:45
#133
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Greece hekzy 
Everybody noticed lol
2017-06-04 00:26
#54
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
G2 VS NORTH WILL BE AMAZING!
2017-06-03 21:29
#57
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Germany ssaH 
ahhh i think North will win this eZ 3:1
2017-06-03 21:30
#65
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
i hope so #ROAR
2017-06-03 21:35
SK are really missing some smart players in afterplants/retakes , FNX used to do that for them . now when you got fer/felps in that role , it's not the same , communication is not the same and not the type of player suited for those roles . They started rounds fine but after that it just fell apart gonna take a long time to find someone like FNX a smart clutch player in those situations where you can rely on him . as much as felps is talented , SK doesn't need another aggressive player ,it's just plain stupid .
2017-06-03 21:29
Should be an easy final for G2
2017-06-03 21:29
#60
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Bosnia and Herzegovina crypticC 
Guess cold didnt get his cheats in time? haqha
2017-06-03 21:31
wtf cold Marcelo 'coldzera' David 27 - 39 -12 56.3 0.72
2017-06-03 21:32
"Cache" Nice pick
2017-06-03 21:34
gj g2
2017-06-03 21:34
#69
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Russia jemgod 
waiting SK in Major :3
2017-06-03 21:36
#70
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Sweden Kasidro 
Lol sk era
2017-06-03 21:37
#76
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Europe GytiZ 
fnx was problem Kappa 123
2017-06-03 21:40
#78
fer | 
Brazil FrizoR 
First time I see coldzera downfragging in a series
2017-06-03 21:41
#79
shox | 
Russia nV_2015 
french CS back! yahoooooooo
2017-06-03 21:42
wp by G2, deserved win! Keep improving SK gamming! fixing your mistakes we can get next major!
2017-06-03 21:48
#87
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India TYZ4 
Not with felps. Braindead player. IDK why fallen chose him over all other players.
2017-06-03 21:59
#85
mch | 
Brazil Tkkchrist 
WP by G2. Very consist on both second-halfs. Gg.
2017-06-03 21:51
#89
Estonia rYm 
coldzero's era is over
2017-06-03 22:09
Cry is free
2017-06-03 22:09
#93
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Germany vitzen 
ez g2
2017-06-03 22:16
NBK topfrags, and people still cry for -nbk +scream
2017-06-03 22:17
-NBK +ScreaM LuL
2017-06-03 22:50
0/8 bate please try again
2017-06-03 23:10
dude, read again i'm on your side
2017-06-03 23:18
third grader bait.... yawn
2017-06-05 00:29
Coldzera's worst game ?
2017-06-03 22:28
Worst event ofc, long time without negative KD. Still better than many players =/
2017-06-03 22:56
New anti-cheat, new SK......
2017-06-04 02:22
ez
2017-06-03 22:44
-coldzera, +felps
2017-06-03 23:12
Baguette is the BR kryptonite CONFIRMED. Also, coldzera -12... thats odd. GGwp g2 gl tomorrow.
2017-06-03 23:20
#129
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Romania Tise 
Cold worst player in the server. Now I've seen everything.
2017-06-03 23:44
#134
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Brazil sprk1 
too bad cold didn't show up. it happens... gg!
2017-06-04 00:34
New anti-cheat, new SK..
2017-06-04 02:20
#139
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Brazil rushaFUNDO 
when fallen decided to Go berzerk and play as a god, cold Just doesn't show up... GG
2017-06-04 01:49
rip
2017-06-04 02:28
#147
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
g2 win major inc
2017-06-04 02:37
#149
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Indonesia FinZzz 
G2 are now officially top level on both cache and cobble. So now they have 3 maps that they are amazing on. Glad to see that their map pool is expanding.
2017-06-04 03:23
Sk era
2017-06-04 07:28
#157
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Nice try my team <3 we will be back strong! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-06-04 07:56
what do you mean "we will be back strong"? This is the SK era, coming back from where?
2017-06-04 11:36
This is not an SK era Hahaha tf u talking about
2017-06-04 13:51
they won IEM Sydney AND cs summit, if that isn't an era then nothing is!
2017-06-04 15:34
W E A K bait bro :D
2017-06-04 21:58
0/8 have fun kicking fnx
2017-06-04 14:00
Smirking emoji
2017-06-04 08:16
fnx > SK
2017-06-04 13:00
BOTZERA
2017-06-04 13:59
not_expected
2017-06-04 16:05
damn a rare bad game by coldzera
2017-06-04 20:18
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