North Academy defeat Space Soldiers; qualify for DH Winter

Professeur
November 12th, 2017 23:49

North Academy scrape by Space Soldiers in two maps (19-15 Cobblestone, 16-14 Train) to earn a spot at the final DreamHack stop of the year, DreamHack Open Winter.

Sixteen teams competed in the European Closed Qualifier for DreamHack Open Winter, with some of the bigger names, such as FlipSid3, Kinguin and Vega Squadron, being eliminated in the first round of the single-elimination BO3 playoffs. A new European mix named MANS NOT HOT made it fairly deep into the qualifier, losing to Space Soldiers in the semi-final, while the other semi saw North Academy beat AGO despite the Danes being 1-0 down after their map pick, Overpass.

North Academy earned a spot at DreamHack Open Winter

In the final, Space Soldiers started strongly on their map pick, Cobblestone, winning five out of the first seven rounds, but that is when North Academy turned it around by bringing out the double AWP on Daniel "mertz" Mertz and Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand. The duo really started firing up as the Danish side swiftly took back the lead with a five-round winning streak.

Switching to the T side with a 9-6 lead, North Academy were able to extend their lead to 13-6 shortly by winning the second-half pistol round. Space Soldiers were able to claw back into the game by winning a low-buy round, starting a streak of their own. Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef, who stepped into the first squad in place of Ahmet "paz" Karahoca, was crucial for his side, picking up AWP kills round after round.

Buğra "Calyx" Arkın added two clutches that got his side to 14-14, but Space Soldiers fumbled the following anti-eco that would earn them match point, and ended up economically reset. Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş pulled off a hero play in mid, acing the Danes in a matter of seconds to push the game to overtime, but the Turkish side was promptly stopped there and North Academy closed out Cobblestone 19-15.

A back-and-forth first half on Train was pulled in Space Soldiers's favor when Calyx added another clutch to his name, resolving a 2v2 after plant on A to make the score 7-6. Just when it seemed that the Turks were set for a 9-6 Terrorist half scoreline, acoR pulled out a 1v2 of his own to make the deficit moving into the second half minimal.

North Academy faked out Space Soldiers in the second pistol round and went on to win five rounds in a row, but struggled to break through the CT's defenses when Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli and co. could finally afford full buys. From a 12-8 deficit, Space Soldiers were able to come back to a 14-12, but the Danes woke up at the end of the game, threw in fast A fake that got them to match point and closed the series on Train with a 16-14 scoreline.

DreamHack Open Winter 2017 Europe Closed QualifierBest of 3
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DreamHack Open Winter 2017 Europe Closed QualifierBest of 3
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 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 50 - 47 +3 85.6 1.20
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 41 - 42 -1 72.0 1.04
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' SedefDESPE 41 - 40 +1 66.6 1.01
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 28 - 40 -12 54.8 0.82
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 34 - 49 -15 61.3 0.78
 North Academy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 51 - 37 +14 84.4 1.32
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 51 - 41 +10 82.5 1.24
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 45 - 41 +4 76.8 1.22
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 41 - 41 0 74.8 0.99
Denmark Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsensycrone 30 - 35 -5 45.6 0.88

With North Academy earning a spot at DreamHack Open Winter, this is how the team list for the event looks:

France EnVyUs Kazakhstan Gambit
Denmark Heroic Europe mousesports
Ukraine Natus Vincere Germany BIG
Denmark North Academy North America NA Qualifier
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.89
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
294
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
466
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
447
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
421
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
458
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.13
#2
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United States Noahack88 
Well played by North Academy SS lost to an academy team
2017-11-12 23:49
#12
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Lol
2017-11-12 23:50
#107
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United States Droidd 
It was 2v5 tho
2017-11-13 00:31
how come? academy players are tier20. pretty much they lost 2v0
2017-11-13 00:48
#119
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United States Droidd 
NA best academy team tho...
2017-11-13 01:47
#155
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Sweden ThorinEk 
That doesnt say anything
2017-11-13 11:45
#156
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United States Droidd 
But they have god Mertz tho...
2017-11-13 11:46
#108
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United States paine445 
LUL
2017-11-13 00:45
#3
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
They srsly need to look into qualifer i bet my fucking life that NA is either cheating or using North players. There is no fucking way gade aims that well like he did against AGO... i bet my ass they are gonna suck at lan
2017-11-12 23:51
i agree 100% XD this is just retarded, they didnt know what to do on their own pick against ago then apparently they were gods on train and cache, then against ss 19:15 and 16:14 srsly....? XD
2017-11-12 23:54
autismo took is serious XD i obviously realized after first map that they will win this shit so it was irony, but your brain is too small
2017-11-13 00:00
2017-11-13 00:01
so relevant in this case ResidentSleeper
2017-11-13 00:02
uhm yes it is?
2017-11-13 00:03
#36
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Ofc they are
2017-11-12 23:54
plays.tv/video/5845f789ba2fb28359/by-dem.. then you have no idea who gade is
2017-11-12 23:56
#65
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
I know gade well enough but explain how he suddenly aims like god when they have lost first map or few rounds. Also he has never been good aimer. He is okay but not that good like he used to be
2017-11-13 00:01
*Fan of AGO* Kek. Ofc you are salty that an academy team rekt them.
2017-11-12 23:59
#67
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Yh like being fan actually matters.
2017-11-13 00:02
yes, it does
2017-11-13 13:30
Mad poorlack fan
2017-11-13 00:01
#105
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Poland fifarafa55 
Not Mad. GG North Academy and GL. They were better today.
2017-11-13 00:24
Not you man.
2017-11-13 20:19
#64
mankzy | 
Denmark Phoey 
You must be an idiot... Gade has the world record in aim_botz. He is insane. facebook.com/thenorthishere/videos/48567..
2017-11-13 00:01
#75
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Wow such retarded argument. "Omg he has aimbotz record noone saw doing live or checked computer he must be legit af because if u do it ur god" Also one record doesn't mean shit
2017-11-13 00:04
#82
mankzy | 
Denmark Phoey 
Means that is it fairly possible his aim is pretty damn fucking good? These guys arent new! People has been talking about them for 1.5 year as big talents now.. Come on...
2017-11-13 00:06
#86
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
I know its hard to believe that people might cheat but thats why it is easy. U can just use soldering equipment, cheat and some other things and make cheat that will never be detected and has lowest possible fov for making it look legit af. I could even code streamproof esp and happily stream and never get caught using it
2017-11-13 00:09
#92
mankzy | 
Denmark Phoey 
But they don't even look half as suspicious as so many other teams. lol I bet you're just mad that Ago and SS lost to the 6th best danish team :-)
2017-11-13 00:15
#94
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Tbh i don't care about ss. I just want clean games
2017-11-13 00:16
#100
mankzy | 
Denmark Phoey 
Then watch North Academy games :) They're as clean as a team can be.
2017-11-13 00:19
#93
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Norway HIPHOPPER 
gade has prolly better aiming than all 5 of AGO combined so cry me a fucking river, go code your steamproof esp and do something productiv with your life instead of sitting on hltv and accuse players of cheating
2017-11-13 00:16
#95
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Wow u take hltv too seriously kiddo
2017-11-13 00:17
#85
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Switzerland Alpollo 
Says the one that is fan of a cheater team.
2017-11-13 00:09
#88
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Lul nice defending argument :)
2017-11-13 00:09
North as an organisation isnt gonna risk that why would you risk your whole org image and possibly even their csgo team for their ACADEMY team to make a t2 event. I know for sure the north players arent gonna risk their careers to help out their buddies lol no matter how low the risk
2017-11-13 01:01
#130
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India Jags 
You don't realise how trash north academy is, or you wouldn't be saying this :(
2017-11-13 04:12
#126
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India Jags 
Onliners, they gonna be trash at lan...
2017-11-13 04:07
#149
mankzy | 
Denmark Phoey 
Fan of who?
2017-11-13 09:39
#4
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
:o
2017-11-12 23:49
lul
2017-11-12 23:49
#6
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Europe EraXYT 
SS gonna win the major qualifier? BAHAHAHAHAHAH
2017-11-12 23:49
2 awper now in this team. Not the original lineup. Yeah ss gonna win the major qualifier
2017-11-13 05:34
#140
REZ | 
Lithuania DieNastyA 
OmegaLUL
2017-11-13 05:59
#7
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Serbia Removekebab13 
RIGGED
2017-11-12 23:49
Name does not check out
2017-11-12 23:52
#28
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Look at other results, its fishy as fuck
2017-11-12 23:53
#31
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
#3
2017-11-12 23:53
North Academy is finally decent again.
2017-11-12 23:49
#39
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
#3
2017-11-12 23:55
#78
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Denmark Tommins 
Cry is free
2017-11-13 00:05
Wow
2017-11-12 23:50
#29
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
#3
2017-11-12 23:53
LULSOLDIERS
2017-11-12 23:50
#13
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Greece Phlebas117 
LUL
2017-11-12 23:50
hahahahaha
2017-11-12 23:50
#15
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Brazil wGabe2k 
Lol
2017-11-12 23:50
Where are the kebaps now with their ,"Xantares nr1 ,best player in the world"
2017-11-12 23:50
to be fair this is more due to ngiN being one of the worst players in the world
2017-11-12 23:53
Oh yes , I forgot about that lol
2017-11-12 23:54
Xantares alone can't carry tier 2 team
2017-11-13 00:03
#97
mankzy | 
Denmark Phoey 
NiKo used to do it alone. Niko > Xantares confirmed.
2017-11-13 00:17
lul calyx>>xantares
2017-11-13 09:09
#17
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Germany zeolikk 
LMAO ss always sucks smh
2017-11-12 23:51
#18
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Europe Kruk^ 
Academy > SS XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-11-12 23:51
#19
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Wtf is this qualifier, i look at the results and 90% are upsets, very suspicious
2017-11-12 23:51
#23
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Tbh NA is fishy af atm
2017-11-12 23:52
Tbh You're just a salty AGO Fan, who underestimate the North Academy players.
2017-11-13 00:09
#129
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India Jags 
Na are dogshit on lan, check their last tier 15lan event
2017-11-13 04:11
LMAO
2017-11-12 23:51
#27
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
#3
2017-11-12 23:52
back to being average tier 3 huh
2017-11-12 23:51
#26
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Germany ConAction 
TY for so much money
2017-11-12 23:52
unexpected tbh
2017-11-12 23:53
#41
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
#3
2017-11-12 23:55
#81
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Denmark Tommins 
Stop spaming retard and cry
2017-11-13 00:06
SS with XANTARES, top 2 player in the world, and Calyx, at least top 5 in the world, can't beat North _academy_.
2017-11-12 23:56
gg... N. Academy played good and deserved it. too bad paz wasn't available. with despe spaceS cant play aggressive enough.
2017-11-12 23:56
+1
2017-11-13 00:02
LOL kebabs rekt so easily
2017-11-12 23:56
xd
2017-11-13 05:08
#50
smooya | 
United Kingdom smoogod 
what a fucking throw from spaceS. even with despe they shouldnt be this fucking dogshit vs mertz academy
2017-11-12 23:57
#51
SpawN | 
Japan 4MS1K3N 
Not bad with a standin
2017-11-12 23:57
Academy Team won lol
2017-11-13 00:00
#63
BnTeT | 
United States EdgyBlob 
thank mr north academy
2017-11-13 00:01
Csgo online is so fckd up, anyone can use wh without being caught
2017-11-13 00:03
+1000 minor qualifiers showed it perfectly, those semi-pro teams are cheating, it was proven and there is nothing anyone gonna do about it :]
2017-11-13 00:05
#87
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Albania Heavon 
+1888888
2017-11-13 00:09
#76
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
ez 4 North... Wait, totally unexpected
2017-11-13 00:04
#80
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Wp but i dont understand ss picking train with no primary orb against worldclass mertz :)
2017-11-13 00:05
North Academy picked that map.
2017-11-13 00:19
difficult 4 MANS NOT HOT
2017-11-13 00:09
#91
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North America SilenceErupts 
OMEGALUL
2017-11-13 00:12
they need a laughing thread RIGHT NOW
2017-11-13 00:19
nt but RIP MANS NOT HOT
2017-11-13 00:20
wow congratz guys
2017-11-13 00:21
Mertz is such a good and talented player hope he keeps this performance on lan too
2017-11-13 00:21
gl onliners
2017-11-13 00:46
kebab removed, well done
2017-11-13 00:48
What a joke... I hope these onliners get trashed on lan.
2017-11-13 01:01
Imagine a team called MANS NOT HOT at such a notable event RIP. Nexa always gets so close too
2017-11-13 01:03
#128
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India Jags 
Man's not hot ultimate onliner team though
2017-11-13 04:09
#115
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
LUL GL NEXT TIME TURDS
2017-11-13 01:10
What happened to paz?
2017-11-13 01:13
SS have 6 players
2017-11-13 01:47
#120
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Denmark Xipingu 
Lmao Turkey, you lost to a tier 5 academy team... Hahahahahahahah
2017-11-13 01:57
#157
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Turkey HitMachine 
online
2017-11-13 11:51
#158
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Denmark Xipingu 
So?
2017-11-13 11:54
#159
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Turkey HitMachine 
this is no lan. classic onliners.
2017-11-13 11:57
#161
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Denmark Xipingu 
Again, so? Even online, there is no excuse losing to an academy team. There is only so much you can blame on online play before it becomes a joke. If Astralis lost to say Gale Force online, I'd mock just as hard. Shit like that shouldn't happen, period - stop making up excuses.
2017-11-13 12:00
#160
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Turkey HitMachine 
nonamers beat space soldiers
2017-11-13 11:58
"work hard, stay humble, lose 2-0 to an academy team "- m@jor..
2017-11-13 02:13
Exactly what I thought :D But the game was close and SS couldve easily won it. Every close game comes down to luck at pro level. Its always nice to analyze fakes etc. but guessing is no skill.
2017-11-13 20:00
#124
drn | 
Brazil Ghost-jj- 
34 - 49 -15 = LOSER
2017-11-13 02:28
#125
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Poland Marcines 
wow first academy that achieved smth?
2017-11-13 02:54
#131
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India Jags 
Immortals almost won the major
2017-11-13 04:14
#146
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Finland Jer1choo 
LUL
2017-11-13 07:35
#127
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India Jags 
More onliners qualifying for lan events... I remember these guys went to some tier 15 lan event and sucked dick a while ago, expecting the same yet again.
2017-11-13 04:08
#139
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Denmark moosp 
It's a new lineup. They haven't played Lan together before.
2017-11-13 05:58
#132
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Brazil Sukitay 
North academy was pretty fucking good a while ago, i guess they're returning to their form, they beat teams like Heroic, HR.. if i recall, they have a great team work and good aim. Well done.
2017-11-13 04:15
unexpected but gratz to na .. academy team to tier 2 event ... what a day to be alive will be fun to watch
2017-11-13 04:16
AcoRG0D
2017-11-13 05:28
SS to dreamhack? Never ;d
2017-11-13 05:31
Where's paz?
2017-11-13 06:00
#150
MAJ3R | 
Turkey srtn16 
he is going virtus pro
2017-11-13 10:04
Is this a bait?
2017-11-13 10:05
#152
MAJ3R | 
Turkey srtn16 
snax coming space s
2017-11-13 10:07
K. It's a bait.
2017-11-13 10:08
decent tier2 tournament
2017-11-13 06:20
Hahahaha losing to academy
2017-11-13 06:23
#144
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Turkey darknight53 
This was always possible . ss is not too solid team
2017-11-13 06:57
SS played bad and deserved to loose thats all.
2017-11-13 07:06
#148
Dosia | 
Russia Polakva 
322
2017-11-13 09:26
#154
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
no paz no party that's it
2017-11-13 11:15
#162
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Turkey darknight53 
yes paz is best side player in team
2017-11-13 12:04
Jesus christ SS look so inconsistent for me
2017-11-13 12:24
jesus christ ?
2017-11-13 20:20
There are Christians in Turkey.
2017-11-13 22:08
Yes there are, but im not of them
2017-11-17 19:14
#166
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Turkey razendd_ 
lansoldiers>onlinesoldiers
2017-11-13 15:22
#167
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Lithuania eqk3 
FeelsBadMan for ss no despe, hope north academy can show something on lan tho
2017-11-13 15:28
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