PENTA upset OpTic in Bucharest

PENTA won their first match of the Main Qualifier by besting OpTic, 16-14, on Train.

The match started with a quick USP double headshot by Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas, which propelled OpTic out of the gate and to a 3-0 lead. The second PENTA got their hands on weapons the dynamic changed, however, as the European side started racking up rounds until getting in the lead, 8-3, abusing a lackluster inside defense which OpTic were not adjusting.

Eventually, OpTic won an eco round and got the wind back in their sails, as the North American-Spanish team went on to close the rest of the half out without giving up a round, with PENTA ahead at the equator, 8-7.

PENTA go 1-0 after their first match of the Main Qualifier.

The second pistol round went to the European side, and was followed up by an eco bash. After that, OpTic started the comeback, bringing the match to a 10-10 tie on the shoulders of Keith "NAF" Markovic and Tarik "tarik" Celik. With the momentum on their side, OpTic tried to close it out with a rush outside, but PENTA were able to stop the play to stay in the game.

A quad kill from Jesse "zehN" Linjala got his team within one of OpTic, who had to go on a full eco with only a couple pistols bought. At 13-13, William "RUSH" Wierzba was able to outplay Paweł "innocent" Mocek in a 1vs1 afterplant situation, getting his team on the verge of match point. PENTA brought it back to 14-14 retaking on the B site, resetting OpTic. After winning the anti-eco, PENTA stood their ground and shut OpTic down to go 1-0 in Bucharest.

Matchpage
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29th June 2017
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 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 29 - 20 +9 92.6 1.42
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 25 - 21 +4 76.4 1.15
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 22 - 23 -1 83.9 1.05
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 15 - 20 -5 63.3 0.96
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 13 - 22 -9 48.8 0.65
 PENTA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 28 - 19 +9 92.8 1.40
Finland Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN 25 - 24 +1 93.6 1.23
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent 16 - 21 -5 65.4 1.02
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 20 - 20 0 66.0 0.96
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 17 - 20 -3 64.1 0.87

 

 

Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
SO EZ ez Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend Miikka "suNny" Kemppi Jesse "zehN" Linjala Kevin "HS" Tarn Pawel "innocent" Mocek
2017-06-29 12:14
#14
ruler | 
Brazil VAMOUZ 
upset? ok hltv you're disrespecting penta.
2017-06-29 12:14
#44
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United Kingdom trtr098 
yeah HLTV is so disrespectful. OpTiC has been shit for ages this was a 50-50 game. Calling this an upset? LucasAM OpTiC fanboy exposed!
2017-06-29 12:18
only good player on optic: naf
2017-06-29 13:12
It should been an upset since Penta was Tier 2 in germany and formed a New Team 3-5 months ago. But Yes optic was Bad The last few games/months
2017-06-29 13:35
#48
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Iceland fatboislim 
optic #11 penta #19 that's an upset
2017-06-29 12:21
#50
ruler | 
Brazil VAMOUZ 
optic 11? source? oye hltv ranking xD
2017-06-29 12:21
#55
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Iceland fatboislim 
yes and who made this news title? oye hltv
2017-06-29 12:22
#58
ruler | 
Brazil VAMOUZ 
actually LucasAM did.
2017-06-29 12:23
#60
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Iceland fatboislim 
there's no difference there
2017-06-29 12:24
#86
rain | 
Norway tNelat 
hltv proving their own ranking system is retarded, penta won so titles this year
2017-06-29 12:42
#102
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Iceland fatboislim 
so titles?
2017-06-29 13:01
#89
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Portugal Zedonp 
They are upset about it I bet
2017-06-29 12:47
get a life
2017-06-29 12:15
#29
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Denmark chrkloster 
Quite an impressive result, although it was expected. Really nice to see them win, even though OpTic won almost every clutchround.
2017-06-29 12:15
#80
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Finland eMBeJaana 
PENTA(FINLAND) TO MAJOR
2017-06-29 12:39
#2
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Poland Snacer2K 
Pentaa <3
2017-06-29 12:14
#3
DESPE | 
Turkey DespeCito 
gg
2017-06-29 12:14
#4
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CIS eddie42 
Pretty disappointed by PENTA, I thought they gonna rape Optic by at least 10 rounds. The odds was ridiculous, Optic is a tier3 team in a downward spiral, while PENTA has the skill and the motivation to reach tier2. And RedEye in the studio still talks about a surprise LOL. You should keep your eyes on PENTA and BIG, thank me later.
2017-06-29 12:14
#36
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Greece PentaGR 
these Eu teams are godlike I don't know why they underestimate them so much Penta,Big,Dignitas>Optic,Liquid,Cloud9
2017-06-29 12:16
#64
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Germany jirschi 
At least someone with knowledge
2017-06-29 12:26
#66
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Greece PentaGR 
Penta and Big rekt these guys any time are you Big fan? jirschi?
2017-06-29 12:28
#92
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Germany jirschi 
Yes you are right. I am :-)
2017-06-29 12:50
+10000, this isnt upset
2017-06-29 12:16
#5
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Sweden pontus767 
Good game & well played Penta, keep up the good work!
2017-06-29 12:15
UPSET? lol
2017-06-29 12:14
#39
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United Kingdom Recks 
Yes when the #19 ranked team beats the #11 ranked team that becomes an upset, Welcome to having over a 40 IQ.
2017-06-29 12:17
#59
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Finally somebody
2017-06-29 12:24
its not upset, and please dont speak about iq if you are from uk :D and how hltv ranking is relevant in this case? your low iq really makes you think that hltv ranking is some official and only one important? you just roasted yourself so badly... but expected from uk
2017-06-29 12:25
#72
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United Kingdom Recks 
You're a terrible troll just stop. You also don't display your country confirming that you're embarrassed of the shit hole you live in. United Kingdom has an average IQ of 100 which is a decent score and above most countries probably including your country. So everything you have said so far has been incorrect, i highly recommend you concentrate more in school and spend less time on HLTV. /close
2017-06-29 12:32
Im not troll - you got low iq Dont display country=confirming embarrassed - you got low iq UK is dumb country overall Everything I say is incorrect and everything you say is correct because you are little low iq uk kid with closed mind. I finished school, only university left. Your iq is incredibly low, you are dumb person as everything you say was created in your mind, 0 facts. One day you will grow up and understand cya
2017-06-29 12:54
#95
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United Kingdom Recks 
0/8
2017-06-29 12:55
you just prove my point any time you post those nonsense shits, im glad my little friend :D
2017-06-29 12:57
#100
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United Kingdom Recks 
0/8
2017-06-29 12:58
#83
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World ayyypepito 
UK fishbrain. Top 4 NA team have automatic tickets to all offline events = autimatic ranking points. Being a NA top team will bump you in world top20 even if you are deep shit
2017-06-29 12:42
#143
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Sweden Trojka03 
Its not like HLTV ranking is some official tool that represents teams skill level 100% correctly. Like it or not but NA teams have an easier way to get higher up in the rankings than EU teams, for two reasons. 1. Teams like optic play the majority of their games in NA tournaments and leagues which are treated equally in the rankings as similar tournaments in EU even tho the NA teams are way worse. A good example of this would be ESL Pro League, where finishing number 1 in the league in both EU and NA would give you the same number of points even tho the NA teams have way weaker teams in it. 2. NA teams get invited to international tournaments even tho there are stronger EU teams available simply because they are from NA and organizer want to invite equal amount of teams from both regions. I'm not saying that this is fair or not, but what it does is give the NA teams a hefty boost in the HLTV rankings just because of participation even if they go out dead last in the tournament, in other words, free rankings points.
2017-06-29 15:35
#7
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Estonia syccc 
EZ 4 ESTONIA PogChamp EZ 4 ESTONIA PogChamp
2017-06-29 12:14
#115
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
Estonian people are so honored by this, nice tho
2017-06-29 13:37
#146
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Estonia syccc 
gotta support your own countrymen ;)
2017-06-29 20:59
#147
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
Yeah but I never saw any in cs but really nice tho
2017-06-29 21:08
#8
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Estonia teremartin 
Faze academy CONFIRMED!
2017-06-29 12:15
#11
yuurih | 
Russia shternz 
WTF
2017-06-29 12:14
#13
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Hungary StraYzie 
I am not surprised
2017-06-29 12:14
#18
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Greenland freqgod 
mocek wake up !!
2017-06-29 12:15
#19
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Serbia livefour 
"Upset"
2017-06-29 12:15
upset?? lol
2017-06-29 12:15
#21
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Australia Coooopster 
Oh boiii
2017-06-29 12:15
#22
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India transformer 
gg penta
2017-06-29 12:15
#23
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
EZ
2017-06-29 12:15
#24
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Malta Trance_Lover 
Not an upset LMAO.
2017-06-29 12:15
upset? nice troll headline
2017-06-29 12:15
Not really an upset in my opinion.
2017-06-29 12:15
#27
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Sweden lagcats 
tarik bro? wth u doin bro
2017-06-29 12:15
#PENTATOMAJOR
2017-06-29 12:15
"Upset"? It was 50-50 if not slightly for PENTA
2017-06-29 12:15
#32
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Poland kurwafa 
Upset hahahah
2017-06-29 12:15
#33
Other ;_; 
upset XD
2017-06-29 12:15
#34
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Finland f0pZ 
ez 4 sunny madfragger
2017-06-29 12:15
#35
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Hungary lemusz 
penta stickers would be ugly but optic's way much uglier xd
2017-06-29 12:15
#52
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Germany bartooo 
Depends on the overall design of the sticker. Katowice 14 and Cologne 16 had imo the best design, Cluj Napoca was awful. Bad design can make every logo shit. Hopefully there will be no Pgl logo on them.
2017-06-29 12:22
#61
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Hungary lemusz 
thats true
2017-06-29 12:24
#38
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Myanmar xdavidlm 
Optic Disband Mixwell to KPI and ez t2
2017-06-29 12:17
#40
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Greenland LilPeep 
UPSET? o.O
2017-06-29 12:17
eu t3 > na t1
2017-06-29 12:17
#42
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Brazil Sukitay 
Upset ? Are you on drugs? Solid tier2 vs a shaky tier2 NA. Cmon, penta had the edge in every betting website.
2017-06-29 12:17
UPSET? Penta better team LUL ez
2017-06-29 12:17
#45
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Not upset
2017-06-29 12:18
#46
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Poland cebulae 
NA upset LUL
2017-06-29 12:20
#47
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Sweden Div-\ 
It's not an upset imho, wasn't difficult to predict their win.
2017-06-29 12:20
it was not an upset. I expected 16-7 for penta
2017-06-29 12:21
PENTA's feeling nervous and with a lack of experience: team flashes, retake mistakes, strange tactical decisions. But I'm glad they have won
2017-06-29 12:22
#69
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Finland kappaboi 
They played pretty sloppy, but if they can fix those things penta can be tier1 team
2017-06-29 12:29
Ye, you're right, but seems like they can't fix it for a long time :(
2017-06-29 12:29
#56
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Finland edemp^ 
It wasn't an upset penta iz too good for crappy na teams
2017-06-29 12:22
#57
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Macau FAZE_DISBAND 
Expected
2017-06-29 12:23
#63
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Finland coswell 
#Winland #PentaFinnishers But for real, how is this an upset.. Optic still playing with their coach and they seem underwhelming. Penta seemed tense, they kept losing leads.
2017-06-29 12:26
#67
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Serbia SF94 
Penta top5 in next year
2017-06-29 12:28
#71
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Norway Phancy11 
Upset? Optic are dogshit now.
2017-06-29 12:32
#73
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Australia weedloll 
WHY DO PEOPLE THINK ITS AN UPSET
2017-06-29 12:32
It is on the basis of their ranking positions.
2017-06-30 14:41
#74
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
expected, looking forward for penta stickers
2017-06-29 12:32
NOT AN UPSET HLTV FIX THE TITLE
2017-06-29 12:33
This was not an upset...Penta is by far a better team than OpTic.
2017-06-29 12:34
penta top10 this year :)
2017-06-29 12:38
#81
Norway D10S 
Next news : Dignitas upset Godsent and BIG upset Cloud9
2017-06-29 12:39
Godsent is shit, wouldn't be an upset lol
2017-06-29 13:07
thats was my point
2017-06-29 13:18
#82
TaZ | 
Germany Piterauke 
#PENTAtoMAJOR
2017-06-29 12:41
not an upset. Would have been seven months ago when Optic still had Stan. The team has been in disarray (and, by results, disaster) for the better part of a year now.
2017-06-29 12:43
#88
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Romania rockNoob 
optic #11 penta #19 = upset dooh
2017-06-29 12:46
#90
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Romania fluxz0r 
so biased.. penta upset LMAO like optic are better than tier 1 eu team
2017-06-29 12:47
#91
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Malaysia phyzell 
Penta is sharp. Optic doing crazy buys on a swiss system.
2017-06-29 12:49
#96
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Faroe Islands YesntNamer 
""""Upset"""" more like na is usually where it belongs.
2017-06-29 12:55
why they call it "upset"
2017-06-29 12:57
It is on the basis of their ranking positions.
2017-06-30 14:41
But considering last results and the fact, that Optic doesnt have stable 5th player(playing with their coach), it wasn´t that surprising
2017-06-30 16:43
Well, that is a way of seeing it whereas the news takes the ranking into account, as said.
2017-06-30 17:12
not upset, 100% expected
2017-06-29 13:03
"upset" lol SuNny is so fucking sick
2017-06-29 13:06
#106
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Portugal 3R4CS 
lul
2017-06-29 13:07
It's not an upset if nobody expected Optic to win the match to begin with
2017-06-29 13:08
#139
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Sweden Trojka03 
HLTV staff did, they always favor NA teams. Look at their preview for this qualifier, they have Optic as favorites together with G2.
2017-06-29 15:24
#108
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Germany Strugzx1l 
Upset LUL
2017-06-29 13:11
#110
s1mple | 
Austria Arezcs 
"upset" LUL
2017-06-29 13:15
The two vampiers from Finland strikes again!
2017-06-29 13:39
#117
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
lol @ 'upset'
2017-06-29 13:47
#119
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World Kami_kz 
PENTA all the way
2017-06-29 13:56
#120
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Spain JasonRacism 
Not an upset, Optic basically playing with a stand in
2017-06-29 14:15
Yeah, a stand in that is in the team for almost 2 months
2017-06-29 14:26
#124
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Spain JasonRacism 
He was coaching, He hasn't been an active player
2017-06-29 14:26
He still knew all the positions of the team, the problem was not about him fragging
2017-06-29 14:27
#127
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Spain JasonRacism 
He doesn't play like JasonR, Positions would have changed since
2017-06-29 14:28
#122
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Sweden Trojka03 
Hltv are out of touch with competitive CS. They have optic as favs for the qualifier. Rofl the only upset here is penta winning by a small margin.
2017-06-29 14:25
penta only played againt shit teams and hasn t qualified for a big lan since katowice 2015.Meanwhile optic still plays in some of the big lans even tho they usually place in the bottom .Because of that they were the favourites coming into this one....
2017-06-29 14:36
#137
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Estonia swag420weed 
They play in big lans because big tournaments have 50/50 eu/na teams. Should be 80/20 if you look at the skill... And optic would not qualify...
2017-06-29 15:13
#138
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Sweden Trojka03 
First off Penta 2015 is not the same Penta in 2017, Penta in 2017 have played exceptionally well and way above expectations. OG on the other hand have had a pretty shit year so far compared to their good little run in late 2016. And the only reason OG play big lans is cuz tournaments auto invite top NA teams, or cuz there's a local qualifier where they play against teams like Misfit and NRG. Just look at the teams in the EU minor compared to the NA minor. The skill difference between the teams in the two regions is laughable.
2017-06-29 15:18
easy
2017-06-29 14:30
"upset" lmao optic is shit I knew Penta would win this
2017-06-29 14:36
#131
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Finland kommunisti 
#RUNPENTA #PENTAtoMAJOR
2017-06-29 14:43
#132
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Germany leinaD^^ 
not really an upset..
2017-06-29 14:45
expected
2017-06-29 14:46
upset xD
2017-06-29 14:54
wp penta
2017-06-29 15:27
#141
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
just bad hold from NAF in B side
2017-06-29 15:34
upset?
2017-06-29 15:35
PENTA TO MAJOR
2017-06-29 15:49
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