gob b: "Now I finally feel like the tournament is starting for us"

Striker
January 21st, 2018 23:29

We caught up with Fatih "gob b" Dayik to find out what went wrong for BIG on the first two days and talk to him about their first win at the tournament versus North earlier today.

BIG started the Major with two straight losses on Inferno, getting only five and one round versus Liquid and Natus Vincere, respectively, to go 0-2 at the tournament on the first two days.

On the third day, the German side met North, switched things up with Cobblestone and managed to clinch their first win, with Johannes "nex" Maget clutching a few big rounds for his team in crucial points.

gob b went in-depth on BIG's struggles at the beginning of the ELEAGUE Major

After the match, we sat down with Fatih "gob b" Dayik to talk to him about BIG's matches and about the trade-off of having a week worth of practice extra as opposed to being able to warm up at the tournament:

What happened in your first two matches here against Liquid and Na`Vi, where you only won five rounds throughout two full Terrorist sides?

What really happened is... we don't know yet. We tried to figure out what happened at least in the first game, I don't know how many key grenades we missed, but we missed so many nades and that's why we also played Inferno in the second game. We knew exactly that it would be Inferno against Na`Vi, it's a really good map for them. We were really prepared and we knew why the first game was bad, because the practice went very well, so we also said "okay, Inferno, we feel really comfortable, we will do it again in our map pool and surprise the teams", which clearly worked in one way but not really for us (laughs).

In the end, the plan was that we have a surprising map, really, really strong, and in the practice it went really well, we had good ideas, new ideas, good stuff, what is really hard to do on Inferno, because the map is so limited. That's why after the first game we said "okay, we had an off game, we missed this grenade, we would have won, he would have been blind there..." After saying that we prepared very hard for exactly just Inferno against Na`Vi and then we just got crushed and we didn't have the flow, we lost confidence, I guess, and we didn't play like we played in practice, even though that was the plan. In the end, I think we played a little bit without confidence and also the stuff we prepared didn't really work out, we don't know why yet, but then we said "let's try another map, we're not out yet, but it will be hard, we know that, but we go game to game and hopefully we will get good opponents in a way that we can beat them."

I heard you really wanted to play North in this round, is that true? Was that a matchup that you were looking forward to?

No, not really, for me it didn't really matter, because I felt like we didn't even we played anything, I couldn't have any aim duel in the first two games, we didn't even arrive in Atlanta, today we arrived and I felt like we had such good preparation for this tournament, we had really structured everything that we needed, we developed as individual players, and that's why I was so confident before.

Now, seeing that we didn't even play like in practice, the first two days took away a little bit of our confidence, and now on the third day, finally I feel like now the tournament starts for us, now we need to go 3-0 if we want to do it. So, the opponent, North, we played a few praccs against them, I thought they would be really strong in this tournament as well, obviously practice is not everything, but I also felt like they were well prepared. I was also impressed by their T side yesterday against Astralis and I felt like they should have won the game. North wasn't an easy opponent or something like that, I feel like 0-2 opponent would be hard, like Virtus.pro is obviously not in form, Cloud9 is not in form, you couldn't say if North is in form or not, and we weren't either. In our two matches, everyone was shaky, that's why it didn't really matter who we were facing next.

Were you happy about Cobblestone coming out considering it is North's best map?

To be honest, we thought they would ban it, because I felt like other maps could be better against us for them, but we knew that it's a really good map for them, but we said that if we play Cobble and we go out with Cobble, then that's how it is, it's one of our best maps, it's one of our maps where we feel comfortable, and we also played a few praccs against them on that map, we had some reads. We were a little bit prepared for Cobble, we took it when it came.

After the first half, 6-9, that's more or less standard on the CT side, but obviously you had a strong T side afterwards. Can you tell me about the key points that allowed you to close out the match in your favor?

Obviously, the key point was that nex was clutching, we won some clutch rounds. Unfortunately for them, they lost the pistol, so they had a really hard game, but I felt like our CT side was really weak, we should have won much more rounds where we had some reads on them that they like to pressure one site and surprise us on the other.

That's what they did in the first gunround and our AWP didn't kill anyone even though they contacted him, so we had some rounds where if the game went well for us, we could have even lost the T pistol and in that case we wouldn't have needed all of nex's clutches. The clutches from nex were the key point to close out the game.

I remember this conversation we had about nex in Romania at either the Minor or the Main Qualifier before the last Major, where you were talking about digging nex out of a hole sometimes. He didn't show up in the first two games, but now he stepped up with those clutches and overall a really good performance...

Yeah, we talked with the whole team about what happened on Inferno and everyone said "I have no idea, I had a bad feeling, I couldn't even have an aim duel" and then we said "okay, try to stay calm, that's what we can do and try to have a good mood going on." The mood was not bad at all, even though we were 0-2 and had six rounds overall, we said "okay, maybe it was the map, we don't know," because we don't know what is going wrong and that's what's normally one of our strengths, that we know what's happening, why we're losing. On these first maps, we didn't know, and that's why the mood was obviously a little bit that it was the first time that we have been in this kind of a situation, that we didn't know what went wrong.

Yeah, nex is obviously sometimes in a hole, but lately we got stronger mentally, he also had a good mood throughout the tournament, obviously we weren't really happy after the two maps, but the mood wasn't bad or we didn't even say like "you played bad" or "I played bad," we didn't even get the chance to play well and I think that was the first time in this tournament that we had the chance to play like we had.

You guys had a rough going in the first rounds, a lot of the Legends that only came in a couple of days ago had a similar route, with North being the biggest example right now. How do you view the trade-off of having a week more of practice versus being able to play and warm up in offical games at the Main Qualifier? Is rustiness a big issue?

I think it's a really big advantage, to be honest if we are Legend teams, we cannot whine it about it, but I think if you say it an honest way, I think it's an advantage for them. They played, they have a good mood, they have a good groove. Even though we know we can watch them for one more week, we can watch the games, that should be an advantage for us, but the flow always overtakes any strategy, flow is the most important thing in Counter-Strike and they obviously have better flows. Vega had a really good flow going on and they started out well at the tournament, or QB Fire.

I think it's an advantage for them and I hope that for the next tournaments it would be different. The offline qualifier shouldn't be at the Major itself, now it looks like they changed the system so the next Major would also be like that, the offline qualifier teams staying and playing the tournament after that.

Does it also come down to the Major being scheduled for after the break, where most teams took a few weeks off?

Yeah, I think it's also really bad for the Legends teams in this state, because after the break, you have only practice, you have no official games, and obviously if you have official games, it's like an online cup maybe, you don't want to show everything, but to be in a competitive mood is really important.

I think that was also one of the biggest parts in the summer for us, we had one month straight competitive mood, two weeks there, competitive, two weeks there... and I think that's a really big advantage. But obviously if you are a Legend team, you need to know how to overcome that, and we're still struggling with that. Hopefully now I feel like "okay, that's how the environment is here" and we feel more comfortable being here for the third day now.

Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
815
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
#1
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Sweden Rexz 
GL BIG and 1tabseN
2018-01-21 23:29
#11
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Europe Pl4yed 
I aren't think that, 1-3 awaits
2018-01-21 23:30
#22
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Sweden Rexz 
probably
2018-01-21 23:33
#49
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Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
Without legend status, they wont even make it to the major
2018-01-22 01:23
lol 1-3 gg
2018-01-21 23:30
Ss will destroy them
2018-01-22 01:56
they will go 3-1 lol
2018-01-22 13:51
#2
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Sweden drakenislove 
hahahahahaa
2018-01-21 23:29
lmao
2018-01-22 17:37
#3
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Brazil rodrigo0079 
haha nop also: bug clan will go 1-3
2018-01-21 23:30
#32
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Poland CVes1 
lol that's still a thing?
2018-01-21 23:42
Still salty
2018-01-21 23:48
#42
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Poland CVes1 
it's kinda sad if you think about it.
2018-01-22 00:02
Yes it is sad
2018-01-22 06:31
Ok
2018-01-21 23:29
#5
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Brazil stmm 
of course, he won 1 game LUL
2018-01-21 23:29
#6
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United Kingdom kick_dosia_ffs 
next match: big 2-16 cloud9
2018-01-21 23:30
#35
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Poland DominnX26 
clown9 ? lol 1-3 clowns
2018-01-21 23:48
#45
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
Lol VP 0-3
2018-01-22 00:17
#7
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Sweden OneTapsOnly 
win 1 game , things start getting better LUL
2018-01-21 23:30
Well if you have lost 2 games in a row, winning 1 is indeed improvement. You dont need to be scientist to figure that out, so what are you laughing about. He never said "we are gonna win this Major now that we have 1 win" or whatever you try to make of it.
2018-01-22 00:36
Gob b discovered a bug confirmed
2018-01-21 23:30
#31
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Lmao xDD
2018-01-21 23:42
#37
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France Mevleffy 
+1
2018-01-21 23:54
And thats still a thing?
2018-01-22 06:32
#9
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Netherlands Foxtop1 
bit too late lmao
2018-01-21 23:30
#10
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
And tomorrow it has ended.
2018-01-21 23:30
its too late noobs
2018-01-21 23:30
#14
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Hopefully QBF gets these guys if it goes to 5th game
2018-01-21 23:32
#15
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
its too late fatb sorry
2018-01-21 23:30
#16
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
lol too bad cuz u gonna go packing tomorrow
2018-01-21 23:31
the fak criminal ;)
2018-01-21 23:31
#18
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North America PsychoLogical 
nah sorry buddy but its over for buggy
2018-01-21 23:31
#19
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Brazil leogmg 
obviously, based on their other performances, we can clearly say that thay weren't even here
2018-01-21 23:31
#20
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Brazil digozamaral 
No,you will get out tomorrow No bug no legends spot
2018-01-21 23:31
gets 16 - 0 'd by Vega next game
2018-01-21 23:31
thats alot of text
2018-01-21 23:32
#24
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United States poyoyo 
Cant wait to quote this when they go 1-3.
2018-01-21 23:33
OMEGALUL i aren't think that
2018-01-21 23:33
#26
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France Escher 
Tomorrow: i finally feel like the tournament is finished for us
2018-01-21 23:34
lol
2018-01-21 23:36
+1 ;D
2018-01-22 00:04
GOB B: "NOW I FINALLY FEEL LIKE THE TOURNAMENT IS STARTING FOR US" too bad its gonna end in the next game
2018-01-21 23:35
#38
gob b | 
Germany creaven 
mad dane detected get rekt son
2018-01-21 23:55
#137
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Turkey Styyx 
It was the truth
2018-01-22 19:53
1-3.
2018-01-21 23:36
GOB B: "NOW I FINALLY FEEL LIKE THE TOURNAMENT IS STARTING FOR US" too bad its gonna last only 24hours
2018-01-21 23:40
Defeat washed up Danish team. "NOW I'M READY"
2018-01-21 23:46
too late bro, one defeat and your team is out
2018-01-21 23:51
#39
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Brazil Collee 
ROFL won't even reach playoffs. 1-3
2018-01-21 23:58
#40
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Switzerland morris_79 
Sad to say this but BIG just won because of NORTH choking hard... CajunB, Valdee
2018-01-22 00:00
#41
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Switzerland morris_79 
Fatih will check demo and come to the same conclusion.
2018-01-22 00:02
You do realize that not choking and playing up to your potential in high pressure games is the most important of everything? That's what they did
2018-01-22 01:36
#44
Europe dkzr 
tomorrow you ll feel its finished
2018-01-22 00:05
#53
rain | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
+1
2018-01-22 02:53
it's too late mate, FAK
2018-01-22 00:20
*proceeds to go 1-3*
2018-01-22 00:41
#51
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Palestine Sp4NkO 
kkkkkkkkkkkkkk LuL
2018-01-22 01:50
It starts and ends for them sadly. I hope tabseN performs good against ss
2018-01-22 03:01
It starts and ends for them sadly. I hope tabseN performs good against ss
2018-01-22 03:01
Sigh double comment bug
2018-01-22 03:01
#138
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Turkey Styyx 
Big bug
2018-01-22 19:53
1-3 for BUG
2018-01-22 03:23
omg fatih u learned NOTHING BE HUMBLE OR U WILL LOSE NOW U WILL GET DESTROYED AGAIN BYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEE
2018-01-22 05:51
#66
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Romania SkipLD 
Did you notice that the teams that give such interviews lose the very next game?
2018-01-22 09:08
#62
K1-FiDa | 
Czech Republic MSQT 
ez for oneTapsen
2018-01-22 07:41
#63
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
tfw the major starts when you're already 0-2 down LUL
2018-01-22 07:47
#64
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Germany Gloin 
EZ LEGEND STATUS FOR BIG! EZ WIN VS SOLDIERS, THEN THEY WILL BEAT QBF
2018-01-22 08:04
impossible.ss beat big
2018-01-22 09:18
#65
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Russia Regnandum 
Wat? It is almost over, lol)
2018-01-22 09:05
1-3 ez Wasted spot
2018-01-22 09:09
#68
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Dont worry it will end for u very soon
2018-01-22 09:16
Its over bru, no chance against ss
2018-01-22 10:25
(laughs)
2018-01-22 13:53
#73
World jioo 
try to come back when you find a new bug to use & to cheat like the pigs you are
2018-01-22 13:55
wtf
2018-01-22 15:06
#74
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Finland slstune 
3-2 check this :))
2018-01-22 14:32
#76
shox | 
Latvia kebab_b 
starting and ending ;(
2018-01-22 15:16
Will stil go out 1-3
2018-01-22 15:26
LOOOL you are down 0-9 "just starting" LUL
2018-01-22 16:35
xD
2018-01-22 16:41
16-1 LUL
2018-01-22 16:41
#81
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Estonia rudyEE 
xD
2018-01-22 16:41
#82
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Latvia guncan 
lol read the title and his happy face, results checks out - 1-11 lol
2018-01-22 16:42
#83
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
XD
2018-01-22 16:43
#84
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France BurteN 
16-1
2018-01-22 16:44
#85
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Poland BlaZeCS 
xDDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-22 16:44
:DDDD
2018-01-22 16:44
#87
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
haHAA just got started btw
2018-01-22 16:46
#88
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Denmark bQssa 
16-1 xD
2018-01-22 16:46
#89
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Denmark Xipingu 
HAHAHAHAHAH Correction: Finally ending for you. Thank me later ;DDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-22 16:47
#90
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Brazil Collee 
Called it rofl, now disband and retire
2018-01-22 16:47
#91
fer | 
Turkey braornobra 
youtube.com/watch?v=fMkexRZ-x58 gob b Player Profile | Eleague Major 2018
2018-01-22 16:49
#92
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
OMEGALUL
2018-01-22 16:53
:D
2018-01-22 16:53
14-4 omegalul
2018-01-22 16:54
15-6 , they just started xD
2018-01-22 16:57
Short tournament for Gob B LMAO
2018-01-22 16:59
#97
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
lul
2018-01-22 17:01
#98
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United States poyoyo 
Please tell me more :D
2018-01-22 17:03
#99
rain | 
Kyrgyzstan coldnezz 
OMEGALUL
2018-01-22 17:04
AHAHAHAHA
2018-01-22 17:04
#101
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Turkey EnginEE/i/ 
very short tournament :DD
2018-01-22 17:04
ahhahahh
2018-01-22 20:51
karma, dont be cocky
2018-01-22 17:04
xD
2018-01-22 17:04
he mean ending not starting ;DDDDD
2018-01-22 17:05
#105
fnx | 
Slovakia hakkanT 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAH
2018-01-22 17:05
fak
2018-01-22 17:05
Pretty sure it just ended.... Rip Bug
2018-01-22 17:07
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKkk
2018-01-22 17:08
#109
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Algeria VivaAlgeria 
LMAO
2018-01-22 17:10
LUL
2018-01-22 17:10
kek
2018-01-22 17:13
#112
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Germany Xantennn 
kk nice
2018-01-22 17:13
lol
2018-01-22 17:15
#114
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Brazil maximoff66 
Lul
2018-01-22 17:15
#115
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Turkey Sp3lt0r 
sadly
2018-01-22 17:16
no
2018-01-22 17:16
#117
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Romania Tise 
Notice the amount of Brazilian subhumans still being mad for PGL, acting smug
2018-01-22 17:17
#118
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
KKKKKKKKKK ENDED BEFORE IT EVEN START LUUUUUUUUL NO BUG AND NOW GO HOME
2018-01-22 17:23
+111
2018-01-22 17:36
#119
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Brazil fadefedora 
Nice try, ""legend"".
2018-01-22 17:24
4Head
2018-01-22 17:28
#122
rain | 
Brazil lipedias 
rofl
2018-01-22 17:33
xD
2018-01-22 17:34
#124
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CIS c4ncie 
LUL
2018-01-22 17:35
OMEGALUL
2018-01-22 17:36
short story
2018-01-22 17:36
#129
kennyS | 
Russia wildeq 
and ending OFC!!!
2018-01-22 17:41
#130
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Panama Ben_Bait 
HAHAHAHAHHAHA
2018-01-22 18:37
CYA BUG CLAN, gl in the minor
2018-01-22 18:41
No? They start from the major qualifier
2018-01-22 22:29
#157
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Portugal Mutiris 
maybe not... in last major pgl, much team's , kinguin , dignitas with 2-3 result and not convited for closed qualifier or minor...
2018-01-22 22:57
sad tbh
2018-01-22 19:14
#133
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
1 day tournament
2018-01-22 19:16
Haha
2018-01-22 19:27
#135
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Brazil Gunzel 
xD
2018-01-22 19:38
FeelsBadMan
2018-01-22 19:38
LMAO
2018-01-22 19:57
No bug no big
2018-01-22 19:59
#141
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United Kingdom trtr098 
And this lasted less than 24 hours
2018-01-22 20:15
2018-01-22 20:15
#144
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Turkey Styyx 
Rofl
2018-01-22 20:24
#148
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Russia ez4u 
I thought there was "Ahmed" instead of "And" for 1st few secs.
2018-01-22 21:31
That sucks
2018-01-22 20:21
#145
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Croatia Netkov 
Sure.
2018-01-22 20:37
How do you feel now bug abusing piece of shait?
2018-01-22 20:39
#149
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Argentina NoRiskNoGain 
gobye bye
2018-01-22 21:37
#150
BnTeT | 
Other TEEZY 
nice meme
2018-01-22 21:51
+1
2018-01-22 22:08
and it ended
2018-01-22 22:07
#152
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Maldives lewux10 
k
2018-01-22 22:08
nt
2018-01-22 22:14
#156
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Japan japanmaster 
ahahahahahaha n00b b
2018-01-22 22:43
fak :D
2018-01-22 23:00
#159
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Brazil Kio_23 
lost b
2018-01-22 23:04
No bug no big
2018-01-22 23:30
#161
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Iraq AliS8 
good meme
2018-01-23 00:01
#162
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
XD
2018-01-23 00:07
loser one :D
2018-01-23 00:23
#164
JUGi | 
Maldives DeFire 
nice start
2018-01-23 00:55
sure mate
2018-01-23 01:02
krakow 2017 (w/ bug), played Inferno 3 times, winning 6 pistols and abusing a fucking bug. (w/o bug) got destroyed at playoffs by immortals. after bug.. they fucking disappeared from the map.. eleague 2018, got destroyed by everyone :/ sad. truth always comes out.
2018-01-23 07:03
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