zonic to step in for Astralis in first IEM Oakland game

Professeur
November 14th, 2017 12:12

Due to health issues, Nicolai "device" Reedtz, was not able to leave for IEM Oakland in time, so Astralis will be using their coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen in their game against NiP.

Earlier today, the Danish organization informed their fans via Twitter that the team's main AWP and star player Nicolai "device" Reedtz wasn't able to depart for the upcoming North American event at the same time as his teammates, due to sickness. His delay means that he will not be able to make it in time for Astralis' first match, that is also the opening match of the tournament.

Astralis will be tagging in zonic for the match against NiP

In the game against against NiP, that is scheduled for 20:00, Astralis will be using their coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen, with device set to make it in time for their 22:30 match against Cloud9.

This will not be the first time we see zonic getting back in the player's spot for Astralis at a big LAN event. The 31-year-old previosly stepped in for his team in the first season of ELEAGUE and the ESL One Cologne 2016 Major, with both outings being fairly successful for the Danes.

Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
#1
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Italy TheNorthIsHere 
Good luck zonic! Too bad for devve :/
2017-11-14 12:14
Zonic is a good coach and player, Astralis gonna W I N 16-13
2017-11-14 18:27
Really an improvement cuz Zonic > Device, top fragging Every game he attended
2017-11-14 18:48
#185
s1mple | 
Europe Flexi3 
ZONIC > Draken
2017-11-14 21:19
Rip
2017-11-14 12:13
not really, astralis without device is weak, but nip has been shit for past year 16-9 for astralis - xizt
2017-11-14 12:26
#55
Finland inai 
Been shit? damn that's biased from top 10 team. Not where they used to be, but they are definitely grinding it out. There's no other way. What happened with Faze will not repeat itself, cuz such opportunities are too rare. And what happened with godsent and fnatic shows you what will happen when you think roster changes are the way to go.
2017-11-14 12:33
yes, fnatic and godsent got both better by player changes. dont get me wrong, godsent should still disband asap, but atleast they arent losing every match they play now
2017-11-14 12:35
#80
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
nip isnt either? but i think -rez +dennis is good solution
2017-11-14 13:01
Yes, lets remove the best player... idiot. We all know GTR is shit at the moment, same with Draken.
2017-11-14 13:02
#85
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
''best player'' rofl. So because he had some good online games (FINALLY) he is suddenly their best player? get a grip
2017-11-14 13:03
??? Did i say that? REZ is still the best player in NIP as we speak.
2017-11-14 13:04
#89
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
Learn to read first please.
2017-11-14 13:06
"Learn to read and first please." Learn to spell first please. Also, NIP have not been at any LANs recently either. So how would you know if he is bad or not right now? Last time NIP played a LAN was 2 months ago, and they came 3rd-4th? So how is that bad? Just shut the fuck up if you dont have a clue mate.
2017-11-14 13:06
#93
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
I rewrote my reply, forgot to erase a word. Just did it for you! Also, i'm arguing with you on your reply saying REZ is the best player in nip. I asked you why you think he is? He only started performing good in the latter online matches. Before that he was dogshit. So my point is how can he become the BEST player after 3/4 good online games. Imo Draken and forest have been far more impactful than REZ has been the last few months. Also, no need to be rude and tell me to stfu. Be nice, angry viking.
2017-11-14 13:09
REZ is 100% the best player in NIP, And yes, it may be online (Since NIP basically only played online like i already wrote) Draken have been utter shit for the past 2-3 months. Well, i had to tell you to shut the f up, because clearly you dont know what you are talking about lol. REZ is also a youngster and NIP is his first "T1" team (Even tho ppl call NIP T2).
2017-11-14 13:31
#113
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
''REZ is 100% the best player in NIP.'' Stating something without arguments is just plain stupid. I'm sorry. Draken isn't utter shit for the past 2-3 months. He played better more often than REZ did. Also, besides the last 4 online games, draken did have much more impact on nip's wins than REZ did. So you must be a big REZ fanboy since you aren't objective at all. i'm sorry.
2017-11-14 13:34
No, it is not stupid. From what we know right now REZ is the best player in NIP: hltv.org/stats/players/matches/9278/REZ Here as an example (Online matches), you see his performance against G2 and other teams. And here is REZ event history: hltv.org/stats/players/events/9278/REZ Which is pretty decent because NIP is actually trash atm.
2017-11-14 13:35
#116
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
okay kid, so your proof is 8 online games. Please stop this nonsense and get off REZ's dick real quick now. Idiot
2017-11-14 13:37
"kid". And where did i say that it was "proof"? I Clearly wrote "(Online matches)". Also, where did i say 8 online matches? Look at all his online matches lol.
2017-11-14 13:38
#122
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
Only the 8 last matches where ''good''. The rest mediocre. In all ways not showing he is the absolute BEST, which you claim he is. So unless you want to stop riding his cock, we can't argue anymore. You are too subjective.
2017-11-14 13:40
Argue? I am trying to have a discussion with a person saying a player is trash even tho he got better online stats (I know, its online but NIP have not been to a LAN in 2 months) than f0rest. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/29/f0rest Here is f0rest online statistics... are you calling them godlike? no exactly.
2017-11-14 13:42
#134
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
I never said REZ is trash. I just said: -rez + dennis. I believe that REZ isnt ready for the task yet and it will take long for him to be stable. So as a good solution i'd like to see dennis play with nip. That's all. Following that you got all butthurt and started talking crap about how rez is the BEST in nip. Which is not true. Since this lineup is formed, draken en forest have been the best. Deal with it.
2017-11-14 13:53
rez right now is the best player in nip, and if anyone in godsent deservebetter team, its twist, stop living in the past dennis is shit and play barely one or two games in month
2017-11-14 14:15
#156
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
Twist had his fair share of chances to get higher up in better teams but he always refused because he wanted to play with friends. So its his own fault he is stuck in godsent.
2017-11-14 14:42
#175
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Sweden werkaster 
Wtf are you talking about. REZ is a good player but almost everyone on NiP has more value. Draken is, like you said, bad at the moment but before these last couple of months he was unstoppable and he will be again. Forest is a god, not every game, but when he's on NiP wins tournaments, not just games. GTR is one of the best ever and even though he has had a bad year he's starting to get better and better again. A lot of knowledge inside that head, can't replace that. Xizt is the weakest player on paper if we look at skill, but because NiP needs someone to tell them what to do and actually lead (in game) they need him at that role. Maybe REZ could do that someday, but as we've seen, it's not an easy job to start calling and most players can't handle it. REZ is good online, but ONLINE. That doesn't matter at all, don't you get it? It doesn't matter if NiP plays 95 % of their games online, the results doesn't matter. No one cares about online, not the players and not the other teams. If he can perform like that on every LAN game, yeah, he's one of the better players, but at the moment we haven't seen that from him. Until he actually does you can't say he's the best. Maybe the player on the team with the least amount of value of all of them actually.
2017-11-14 17:44
#189
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
Just some friendly advise... You really should go visit the doctor. You clearly have a condition
2017-11-15 11:05
Just some friendly avdise... You really should go visit the doctor. You are Danish.
2017-11-15 12:06
#192
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
Thanks for proving my point :)
2017-11-15 12:59
>REZ >best player You've got to be fucking kidding
2017-11-14 13:09
Oh hello imgur! Or is this NewZealand?
2017-11-14 13:32
#117
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
This kid is delusional. He just tried to back up this nonsense with stats of the last 8 online games nip played where he had a good rating. rofl
2017-11-14 13:37
Yet again with the "kid", kek. Let me guess, you are probably.... 15? And also, are you braindead? I clearly told you to look at the WHOLE list and not just "the last 8 online games"... jesus dude.
2017-11-14 13:55
#138
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
I already commented on why i took the last 8. since everything after the last 8 is plain mediocre.. Also i'm not 15 i'm 23.
2017-11-14 13:56
#140
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
And it seems like more people think you are talking crap. You are just fanboying rez. Stop being so subjective man.
2017-11-14 13:57
fanboying REZ? Check my profile and you will see who i am "fanboying".
2017-11-14 13:58
#144
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
Start being objective, sir.
2017-11-14 13:59
#168
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Rez is their best player if u cant see that ur blind. Ask anyone in the scene they will way the same. Hell the guys from NIP would say the samething right now. Hes clutched so many rounds for them in the past monts its crazy. He may not remain their best but as of right now he is their best player hands down.
2017-11-14 16:56
rez best player omegalul
2017-11-14 13:53
#188
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Denmark Xipingu 
At least we can agree that Draken is shit.
2017-11-15 09:28
+1
2017-11-15 12:06
xizt is their shittiest player + igl i wouldnt mind giving pronax a shot
2017-11-14 13:03
#87
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Czech Republic brooklyn[F] 
please no. Pronax IGL is not outweighing how SHIT his frag impact is.
2017-11-14 13:04
#193
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Denmark Xipingu 
Another one... *facedesk* Pronax. Is. A. Bot. Now. How many shitty results does he need to produce before you get it?
2017-11-15 18:43
Loose every match? Out of 20 last matches they lost 8, won 12. So yeah, biased.
2017-11-14 16:01
Still loosing every match at IEM Oakland? Just saying....
2017-11-16 12:40
how's that logic of yours working?
2017-11-19 12:57
#3
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Spain Ornitorrinco 
LUL
2017-11-14 12:13
huy
2017-11-14 12:13
#5
United Kingdom SaMoO 
average
2017-11-14 12:13
Expected
2017-11-14 12:13
#1
2017-11-14 12:13
Fak
2017-11-14 12:13
#8
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Germany XRippeR 
LMAO
2017-11-14 12:13
#9
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United Kingdom StigOHara 
whuy
2017-11-14 12:13
#11
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Palestine hevCS 
I feel bad for nip
2017-11-14 12:13
#12
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Brazil williamb1234 
BOSS!
2017-11-14 12:14
#13
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Argentina damiB 
1.6 legend back!
2017-11-14 12:14
#14
SolEk | 
Macau SJ158 
Emilia is to blame, she wasted devices time by not getting ready quick enough
2017-11-14 12:14
#26
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Indonesia p0wah 
+1
2017-11-14 12:16
#159
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Germany Bows 
gold digger
2017-11-14 15:05
#15
World cl^ 
2ez4zonicthehedgehog
2017-11-14 12:14
#16
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
Man that sucks, hoping for a speedy recovery
2017-11-14 12:14
Fan of NiP? You should really be happy dude
2017-11-14 12:31
or maybe hes just a decent human being
2017-11-14 12:32
who is decent on hltv
2017-11-14 12:37
#65
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Brazil williamb1234 
no sportsmanship allowed?
2017-11-14 12:40
15 yo Sportsmanship Pick one
2017-11-14 12:43
LUL
2017-11-14 17:30
Speed recovery? Didn´t you read the article? Device will play the second match today, dude.
2017-11-14 13:01
#135
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World sexhaver_420 
Doesn't mean he'll be all better Rain played all of epicenter feeling like shit
2017-11-14 13:53
#169
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
+1 nice to see some integrity.
2017-11-14 16:57
#17
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Poland dennismajster 
ez 4 astralis. zonic is a fkng tank.
2017-11-14 12:14
mTw PogChamp
2017-11-14 12:14
Inzest ist winzest
2017-11-14 12:44
#19
JW | 
Norway L0KEN^ 
draken is about to get out-awped by dupreeh OMEGALUL
2017-11-14 12:14
#21
SolEk | 
Macau SJ158 
dupreeh is actually a very capable awper
2017-11-14 12:14
#24
JW | 
Norway L0KEN^ 
my point exactly, even astralis's second awp is better than the "best awp in Sweden"
2017-11-14 12:22
and we could see double awp setup by dupreeh and xyp9x :)
2017-11-14 12:30
I dont think that dupreeh is better than Fallen or Kennys
2017-11-14 12:40
#102
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France Kabby 
who said that
2017-11-14 13:18
Just look on his name
2017-11-14 15:28
#121
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Denmark Tommins 
JW better
2017-11-14 13:38
#126
JW | 
Norway L0KEN^ 
not lately :( he's been trash on LAN for months now maybe he'll show up at the ECS/EPL finals, then he would be the best
2017-11-14 13:42
#136
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World sexhaver_420 
I miss 2015 JW
2017-11-14 13:54
#147
JW | 
Norway L0KEN^ 
me too man :/
2017-11-14 14:06
#20
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Sweden JohnyZade 
Daddy
2017-11-14 12:14
Hangover so miss his fly, typical Danish alcoholic. But ofc no one will blame him for that because he isn't brasilian.
2017-11-14 12:15
would you mind stfu ty..
2017-11-14 12:20
Someone have to say the truth, so stfu faggot. Such unprofessional behavior need to be blamed.
2017-11-14 12:22
Hahaha whatever.. prob fakeflagging. No normal Norwegian guy would say that;)
2017-11-14 12:23
U think no one Norwegian guy would say the truth? So u actually think all Norwegians are liars?
2017-11-14 12:27
whatever
2017-11-14 12:28
Truth would only tell the truth
2017-11-14 12:45
#70
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Brazil Spraybom 
You'll prove it or I'll Kill you
2017-11-14 12:47
#71
Monkey | 
World ZMDR 
Proof?
2017-11-14 12:48
+1 Dev1ce should join VillaMix Team now I lost all respect I had for Dev1ce
2017-11-14 12:56
+1
2017-11-14 13:02
NIP 16 - 0 astraLUL
2017-11-14 12:15
#118
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Denmark Tommins 
Zonic is not that Bad, one of the best 1.6 players
2017-11-14 13:37
Fak. But still astralis gonna win this
2017-11-14 12:20
#30
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Sweden Donger89 
And Nip will still lose ffs
2017-11-14 12:21
lol easy money for asttalis betters U must be retarded to expect nip to win I will bet as much as i can on astralis with proof
2017-11-14 12:22
#33
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Afghanistan xvale 
Ez, zonic will get to shit on some swedes
2017-11-14 12:23
Bring back old mTw plz
2017-11-14 12:22
fuck this. it will cripple the competition.
2017-11-14 12:24
#38
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
RIP NIP
2017-11-14 12:24
Device always sick LUL
2017-11-14 12:25
He is diagnosed with Hiatus Hernia. How is that funny?
2017-11-14 13:28
#40
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Poland Marcines 
ez for ma boi zonic
2017-11-14 12:25
With the most recent performance of device this shouldn't really be an issue
2017-11-14 12:26
choking before going to the match LUL
2017-11-14 12:27
thank mr emilia
2017-11-14 12:27
ez for nip
2017-11-14 12:27
#49
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Brazil vass28 
gl legend one of the best 1.6 players
2017-11-14 12:29
#51
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China haskell_cg 
zonic vs f0rest kappa
2017-11-14 12:31
#53
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Brazil Sukitay 
funny thing is, odds will drop -ast will still win LMAO
2017-11-14 12:32
LMAO EZ $
2017-11-14 12:40
#97
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Australia basim 
+1000 Thanks for odds nip fangays
2017-11-14 13:11
zonic > device so NiP is totally fucked
2017-11-14 12:34
Riptralis
2017-11-14 12:39
Go look when zonic stood in when dupreeh was sick, they almsot beat virtus pro in a bo3, both games went to overtime.
2017-11-14 12:51
#69
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United Kingdom sawdust 
Do it for the culture zonic, do it for the 1.6 days. Do it for the culture big fella.
2017-11-14 12:45
new astralis tactics incoming. zonic to control first game, then let them fly. wanna bet? device late on purpose! all in
2017-11-14 12:50
1.6
2017-11-14 12:53
zonic the king
2017-11-14 12:54
Good for astralis. Atleast they have a decent player instead of a baiter and eco fragger now
2017-11-14 12:55
#78
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Cannot wait.
2017-11-14 12:58
Nice english fake Jonty
2017-11-14 15:29
zonic will rekt them
2017-11-14 13:02
Zonic > Astralis
2017-11-14 13:04
#91
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Malaysia ShukCS 
1.6
2017-11-14 13:07
Lol fucker needs to stop smoking. "i treat my body like a temple" my ass.
2017-11-14 13:08
#96
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Austria gex0r 
Good luck Danny. I wonder how device will perform sick
2017-11-14 13:11
#98
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Russia V1P3RRR 
Zonic's time to eat nip Gl devve, hope you will feel better
2017-11-14 13:14
#99
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CIS eddie42 
Adderall OD, confirmed
2017-11-14 13:14
Makes no difference.
2017-11-14 13:14
It still doesn't make any difference
2017-11-14 13:19
#104
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
zonic legend <3
2017-11-14 13:21
Feels bad for Dev, good lucky astralis zonic will carry the team Xd
2017-11-14 13:31
there is always a way to help nip
2017-11-14 13:28
#108
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
AstrasLUL
2017-11-14 13:29
Ez nip
2017-11-14 13:31
He got std from emilia
2017-11-14 13:33
#114
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Denmark Tommins 
Ez for 1.6 legend
2017-11-14 13:35
#119
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CIS StorMy^ 
1.6 inc
2017-11-14 13:38
#123
Estonia rYm 
i am afraid astralis is going to lose
2017-11-14 13:40
#124
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Libya Cookieslayer 
Zonic>f0rest
2017-11-14 13:41
#127
swag | 
China braxton6 
Damn,are we talking about the ast?Why is NIP fans everywhere?
2017-11-14 13:48
#131
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Denmark Verix 
zonic is hungry, ez 4 astralis
2017-11-14 13:52
and i heard it after bet nice
2017-11-14 13:58
#145
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United Kingdom DJPx 
NIP fix -xizt +BarBarr
2017-11-14 14:01
#146
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
fuck, astralis is stronger now =/
2017-11-14 14:04
#148
fer | 
Brazil davidzor 
Emilia Hult's fault
2017-11-14 14:07
#151
kennyS | 
Albania bizhuy 
ez for zonic
2017-11-14 14:17
#152
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Bosnia and Herzegovina im_not_toxic 
wow, big upgrade for astralis - exit fragger + smart player, ez 16-0
2017-11-14 14:21
ez SK now thank mr hult
2017-11-14 14:23
#155
Albania ^aj 
Does this mean NiP might have a chance to win? Yay.
2017-11-14 14:36
#170
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
No, it doesn't :_D
2017-11-14 16:59
#157
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
lets see if he still got it :)
2017-11-14 14:48
#158
 | 
Finland jjebaited 
finally, hes a fat
2017-11-14 14:51
IS GOOD FOR NIP!!
2017-11-14 15:06
#161
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Latvia ploxyS 
Emilia Hult and peacemaker should form a team
2017-11-14 15:18
TIME FOR 1V5 CLUTCH LIKE VS H2K youtube.com/watch?v=8otcTXpLa-Y
2017-11-14 15:23
#163
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
ez pistol rounds for astralis <3
2017-11-14 15:27
device flight delayed kappacino
2017-11-14 17:02
#172
 | 
Brazil H3lyA 
mTw.zonic PogChamp
2017-11-14 17:13
#174
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
nice news hltv...
2017-11-14 17:32
#176
 | 
France Dov 
Why zonic doesn't lose weight ? not like he hasnt any free time or whatever
2017-11-14 17:46
#179
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Canada Emperor1e 
1.6
2017-11-14 18:51
diz flashbacks
2017-11-14 20:08
Ahh yes.... so sick he couldn't fly out the same time as the rest of his teammates... unless he's dying he was partying. makes sense.
2017-11-14 18:58
He more than likely missed the flight and sickness in the excuse, partying a Monday is kinda weird, and its not a special holiday in Denmark.
2017-11-14 20:17
its all on zonic hes got so much work on his hands gets the first one gets the second one GETS THE THIRD ONE 2vs1 o nicely from zonic one more remaining and hes gonna peekk out and hes gonna win it
2017-11-14 20:31
#184
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Austria schlaggi 
he is sick... for 2 hours... ok.
2017-11-14 20:36
got hiv from emilia hult
2017-11-14 22:53
Stupid Device this is why you'll never be a top player consistently you lack the dedication.
2017-11-14 23:58
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