shox to undergo wrist surgery in March

G2 have confirmed that Richard "shox" Papillon will have to undergo surgery next month due to a wrist problem.

The French player had revealed last week that he could have to go under the knife after an MRI scan had revealed a 2cm cyst on his right wrist.

Richard "shox" Papillon will continue playing with the team until his surgery, which has been scheduled for March 23, which means that he will be available for G2's upcoming LAN events, the StarSeries i-League Season 4 and IEM Katowice.

shox will miss at least two weeks of action

The procedure will be followed by a two-week period in which shox’s wrist will be immobilised with a splint. After that, the player will begin physical rehabilitation, with doctors estimating that a full recovery will take from one to eight weeks after the removal of the splint.

G2, hope that shox will be back in action on April 9 and have requested ESL and FACEIT to reschedule the team’s matches during the two-week window in which the player will be unavailable.

"In the worst case scenario, our coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux is ready to help the team as potential substitute," G2 add.

"From April 9th it is planned that shox will be back to our starting roster, however, we will keep a close eye on the situation and will re-evaluate the date if necessary depending on his recovery.

"We are certain that shoxieJESUS will be back and be able to play in front of the #G2ARMY in Marseille for DreamHack Masters at the prestigious Le Dôme de Marseille, from April 18 to 22, and as always, we remain as committed of ensuring our players’ well-being as ever before.

"Please be so kind to join us in sending Richard the best vibes and luck for this procedure. May the king be back soon."

shox was G2's top performer at ELEAGUE Major Boston, averaging a 1.19 rating in the team's quarter-final run after also being their best player in the New Challenger Stage, with an average 1.42 rating.

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
get well s00n
2018-02-06 19:31
damn, sad :(
2018-02-06 19:31
#15
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Germany AdiZen 
are these wrist problems a thing now after a major?
2018-02-06 19:32
smithzz standin hype
2018-02-06 19:33
#68
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
[*] shox
2018-02-06 19:43
#75
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Brazil junera 
Good recovery shoxieJESUS #MiBRCARALHO
2018-02-06 19:46
yo les noobs
2018-02-07 02:19
they need to lift for real now, that's why.
2018-02-06 19:34
people do typically tend to work harder and put in longer hours before a major. But maybe the injuries happened before the major and they decide to just play the major and then reveal the injury so as not to mess up their chances at cs:go's biggest tournament.
2018-02-06 19:38
#141
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Iceland Iceland 
And so people can use it as an excuse for poor performances.
2018-02-07 00:04
Except he performed better
2018-02-07 00:19
#144
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Iceland Iceland 
What do you mean he performed better?? They won bo1's against 2 meh teams and c9 which is nothing impressive and then they got shit on in a bo3 by c9.
2018-02-07 00:24
He got the highest rating out of all of G2, something he hasn't achieved for a while and everyone noted his improved performance during the major.
2018-02-07 00:26
#163
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Portugal Zedonp 
That's because he only had a wrist injury while his teammates had head injury from the start.
2018-02-07 08:37
smithzz standin PogChamp
2018-02-07 03:54
Its a cyst bro. It didnt just "happen". It finally got so big he finally felt true discomfort. This isnt a bs injury looking for a cop out. Its legit. Dr. Smokadaweeds says so. And i also prescribe 3 joints of marijuana per day minimum and no masturbation for 2 months :) get well soon! Your a pleasure to watch!
2018-02-07 06:08
+1
2018-02-07 15:38
#21
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Poland cGev 
Palm grip saves lives
2018-02-06 19:32
I think his aim style was the problem, he doesn't move his arm that much and mainly plays with his wrist. With slightly below average sens as he has that could be an issue.
2018-02-06 19:38
#61
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Poland cGev 
I ve seen him griping his mouse unlike his normal grip, a very vlaw style grip during the Major when they were down, for me I am more accurate with a very bizarre claw style grip but my thumb has severe pain after a match or two.
2018-02-06 19:40
Dam thats no good son! Fix ur style ur body is trying tp tell you something. How old are u? I had a problem with the growth plate in my right thumb on the outside of the thumb when i was like 13-15. I had a similar problem back then with playstyle. Doc told me to stop doing what ever it was i was doing at the time and it was HOURS and HOURS of diablo and doom/quake. Stop playing for 2 weeks switched my grip up and presto pain stopped. Otherwise i was gunna have to have surgery on it. Hope it stops for u sometime soon. We need all the cs players we can get!
2018-02-07 06:12
gl shox
2018-02-06 19:32
#2
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Lithuania Sir Danny 
oof
2018-02-06 19:31
#51
EspiranTo | 
Lithuania V1LT 
sup danny boi
2018-02-06 19:37
#55
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Lithuania Sir Danny 
Hai
2018-02-06 19:38
#3
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Turkey trouble91 
Cool
2018-02-06 19:31
#23
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Turkey trouble91 
Not cool
2018-02-06 19:32
nooo
2018-02-06 19:31
rekt
2018-02-06 19:31
#14
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Sweden Dino1 
Reported
2018-02-06 19:32
Robin is indeed sexy af
2018-02-06 22:16
i love you
2018-02-07 15:24
#7
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Poland cGev 
Get well soon
2018-02-06 19:31
#8
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
SMITHZZZ?
2018-02-06 19:32
#109
SPERMY | 
United States Fledge 
I love shoxie but I’m actually looking forward to see smithzz play
2018-02-06 20:30
1st
2018-02-06 19:32
Fuck
2018-02-06 19:32
you tried
2018-02-06 19:41
Ok bb
2018-02-06 19:32
ALO ZYWOOO?!
2018-02-06 19:32
our coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux is ready to help the team as potential substitute
2018-02-06 20:00
bitch please xdddd
2018-02-06 20:06
#12
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United States _SaltY 
BibleThump
2018-02-06 19:32
Get well soon!
2018-02-06 19:32
rip
2018-02-06 19:32
#17
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Brazil Collee 
That's why c9 won the major. Lucky like SK with guardian's injury
2018-02-06 19:33
#116
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
and olof injuryyyyyy
2018-02-06 21:03
and SiXeR inJuRy~
2018-02-07 03:14
And the most important: C9 didn't have to play 2 exhausting bo3s on the same day... Lucky af.
2018-02-07 04:23
Fan of FaZe
2018-02-07 16:58
bb shox
2018-02-06 19:32
YO LES NOOBS <3
2018-02-06 19:32
#22
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Sweden RaketHopp 
GOOD LUCK LEGEND <3
2018-02-06 19:32
#25
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Romania ZywKo 
G2 TaZ?
2018-02-06 19:32
#26
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Malta 74c00 
Let's go Kevin to IGL for G2
2018-02-06 19:33
Oh yes son
2018-02-06 19:42
Get well soon king
2018-02-06 19:33
#28
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Brazil gangnamstyle 
Rip shox 1999-2018
2018-02-06 19:33
remove wrist, insert baggetor, become Tier 1?
2018-02-06 19:33
#31
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
I hope his skill won't disappear after it.
2018-02-06 19:33
#117
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
to get fully back in form will take atleast 5 months after surgery scar tissue and regaining flexibility + not playing for that long will take a huge toll on his play
2018-02-06 21:05
#173
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North America ksp52 
You act like cs is a real sport, like fuck off trying to be “athletes”
2018-02-07 19:01
Operation Vac in wrist
2018-02-06 19:33
SO ZYWOO TO STAND IN FOR G2
2018-02-06 19:33
#78
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France Kabby 
It's to read a whole article, isn't it ?
2018-02-06 19:46
our coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux is ready to help the team as potential substitute
2018-02-06 20:01
#34
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
just when they were doing well again :/
2018-02-06 19:33
#35
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Ukraine TheVodkaGuy 
100 on my wrist, 80 on my wrist
2018-02-06 19:33
he shouldnt had quit weed...
2018-02-06 19:33
#37
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Germany cartii 
Get well soon legend
2018-02-06 19:33
LOL. Getting hacks installed....
2018-02-06 19:33
#139
fnx | 
Australia saldi_ 
piss off dan m
2018-02-06 23:34
#39
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Sweden ThorinEk 
I read this " SHOX TO UNDERGO WRIST INJURY IN MARCH"
2018-02-06 19:33
prediction
2018-02-06 20:01
#40
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
So who will play instead? (Cant remember)
2018-02-06 19:33
If everything goes fine - no standins If not - SmithZz after surgery (online)
2018-02-06 19:36
Smithzz (Coach) will probably Stand In for Online games like EPL and ECS Quals
2018-02-06 19:37
#41
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Venezuela Kremator 
never ever do claw grip if you don't want any RSI or carpal tunnel-like problems
2018-02-06 19:34
#43
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Bulgaria (1)western 
Get well soon !!!
2018-02-06 19:34
if they need a stand in they'll use smithzz please fucking no i suffered enough with 2016
2018-02-06 19:34
#45
suNny | 
Europe KnorkeF 
Health update LUL
2018-02-06 19:34
#46
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Brazil iamXPRT 
Shox will overcome this
2018-02-06 19:35
hope he recovers. after that -karrigan + shox since all injured players that make their return end up going to FaZe.
2018-02-06 19:36
#48
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United Kingdom InsCS 
Gl shoxie
2018-02-06 19:36
Ez vac
2018-02-06 19:36
Nooo :( get better shoxie <3
2018-02-06 19:37
hope it doesnt affect his performance in future and we'll be able to see shoxieJESUS plays
2018-02-06 19:38
An excuse is ready: "shox sucked cuz he needed wrist surgery"
2018-02-06 19:39
Thing is shox didnt suck, he was the best player in G2 at the Major with kenny
2018-02-06 19:45
NBK?
2018-02-06 19:59
NBK played really well top, what I mean is shox didnt underperform. They didnt underperform at all I mean they had a bad day against cloud 9 that's fucked up
2018-02-06 20:00
but NBK played amazingly in almost all games in qualifier and major except for vs c9 hltv.org/stats/teams/players/5995/G2?sta.. id say he was the best player for g2 this major, with shox and kennys close behind, idk how this 2.0 rating counts but nbk had highest kdr and a lot of impact frags from the games i watched edit: but yeah i agree with ur point, shox certainly didnt underperform, except against c9 like the full roster did
2018-02-06 20:04
He was hacking. COuldn't download it vs c9 I guess.
2018-02-06 20:05
Put your headphones on and SIT DOWN!
2018-02-06 21:43
baiting so hard
2018-02-06 22:49
Yes, I'll give you that, I won't underrate his performance, It was pretty impresive and It shut the hell out of those idiots who were saying he was bad
2018-02-06 20:05
He went from bot to lots of smoke kills and wallbangs... I wonder why
2018-02-06 22:13
Idk why you do It, u may be retarded or something.
2018-02-06 22:39
I'd be shocked if shox wasn't more than ready long before that Dreamhack event. Surgery and recovery tend to be quick with these types of keyhole surgeries. The real bitch is scar-tissue.
2018-02-06 19:39
"from 1 to 8 weeks" very precise, these french docs ! rip shox. look how long olof, guardian and device took for recover!
2018-02-06 19:41
That doesn't sound too bad thankfully, gl Shoxie.
2018-02-06 19:40
RIP G2. No player has ever fully come back from similar injuries.
2018-02-06 19:42
Guardian?
2018-02-06 20:02
GuardiaN used to be a top 2 player in the world.
2018-02-06 20:04
Id say he is even better now then before injury just everyone else has improved so much
2018-02-06 20:05
Not really a good example cause of his situation, he's back in form but now he's in a team full of fraggers so its not really possible for him to hard carry every game. On Na'vi whole team was built around him and he was the super star player of the team, definitively one of the best awpers in the world still.
2018-02-06 20:34
+1 he even said it didnt affect him at all and that everything was just rumours, it was his lack of motivation from playing in BOT'vi that made him underperform
2018-02-06 20:05
wrist surgery aka getting mindcontrol and new controlled and cheatin again
2018-02-06 19:42
smithzz returns omg g2 instant top1 now -keniS and +ex6
2018-02-06 19:43
+Happy better KappaPride
2018-02-06 19:46
#119
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
-keniS
2018-02-06 21:07
noo ma boi :/ get well soon
2018-02-06 19:44
#71
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African Union Tspikes 
karma is a bitch haHAA
2018-02-06 19:44
#72
jks | 
North America xdrax 
guys say "get well soon" for shox
2018-02-06 19:45
#74
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United States csgoishard 
GI and get well !!
2018-02-06 19:46
#77
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Sweden aer1aL 
see you lan
2018-02-06 19:46
Hope it goes well
2018-02-06 19:48
haha he should stop jacking off his team mates so hard
2018-02-06 19:50
#84
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Other Phinks 
Fy
2018-02-06 19:53
you offended i insult your gayboy lmao...fankids so funny
2018-02-06 19:56
#129
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Other Phinks 
No, i just thought it was disrespectful. Towards any person.
2018-02-06 21:54
lmao are you actually a 12 year old fan? or are you just a beta?
2018-02-07 20:51
#175
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Other Phinks 
I’m an alpha and i would cut your throath in real life if you would mouth me off. The fact you think trashtalking and being negative is alpha.. and having manners makes me a beta, tells me you are probably a little fat keyboard hero. You aint a man.
2018-02-07 21:47
lmao yeah telling someone you will cut their throat online is very alpha and then afterwards saying I'm a keyboard hero...contradict yourself much. fact is you got emotional over me saying he jacked off his team mates too much which proves that you are a little fangay who probably has shox on his phone wallpaper also manners? he's not dying of fucking lung cancer you spastic....
2018-02-08 00:01
#178
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Other Phinks 
It’s no hero talk. I’m just telling you that i’m an alpha. And ofc it sounds weird to say on hltv. But it’s the truth. Believe it or not. Bascially you are a keyboard hero; you’re shittalking and calling me gay, spastic and whatever. Not really mature are you. Also i didnt get emotional. I just said fuck you because you act like a 12 yo kid who thinks his behaviour on an online forum is funny. Feel bad for you. Also manners are a way of live and how you see things, regardless the situation. Too bad this site is full of cocksuckers like yourself.
2018-02-08 09:56
lmao "i am an alpha" no you're a little 12 year old fanboy who got upset at the thought of shox jacking off his team mates...now shut the fuck up. EDIT: Also shows you must come from some babied family where no one says anything bad or slightest bit of bants makes you emotional, clearly you never played any real sports or such minute shit talk wouldn't affect your little willy
2018-02-08 15:14
#180
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Other Phinks 
You don’t know anything about me man. The only one who has a small willy is you. Are you trying to talk me down with those words over the internet. The fact i only said “fy” which wasnt even anything special made you call me a 12 yo gay kid. Says more about you than about me boy. I’m 23, at university and i have my own business. I’ve seen high heights and low lows. So please don’t act like you know anything about me. You’re the guy who started big talk. I only replied i’d fuck you up in real life. Like what is te fucking reason to start and flame me? You are contradicting yourself by telling me i got emotional over your comment whilst you started getting angry after i only said two letters. You’re probably just a 16/17 year old kid who’s hitting puberty hard and thinks he’s on top of the world. Lol.
2018-02-08 15:25
#81
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
get well soon shoxie. shame to see a top player out
2018-02-06 19:51
#82
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Israel xpicyyy 
after he removes that cyst he will be playin like back in 2015 ;)
2018-02-06 19:52
#120
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
in 2015 he sucked dick, you wanted to say 2013-14 i guess
2018-02-06 21:08
#83
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Other Phinks 
Goodluck jesus
2018-02-06 19:53
GL!
2018-02-06 19:56
Ummmmmmmm, its just a Cyst removal......He'll be back within a week.
2018-02-06 19:59
So sad for shoxieJESUS :( get well king <3
2018-02-06 20:02
He's going to put cheats on the wrist
2018-02-06 20:04
update existing ones xd
2018-02-06 20:07
Maybe when he comes back he can come back with a haircut that doesn't belong in 2003
2018-02-06 20:07
after the surgery, he will definitely be a part of Faze ... `cos usually after the surgery players transfer to Faze (for instance Guardian and Olof) ... maybe they do implant modern cheat? ))) Let`s write a petition about the obligation for any pro player to pass through X-ray scanner before the game )))
2018-02-06 20:23
#108
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
dammmmmn, good luck Shox I wish you faster recovery! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-06 20:27
#110
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
What's the thing to be honest? Wrist tendonitis? To be honest I can't imagine any kind of injury by playing video games (Unless you play Nintendo Wii and get hit by a flying Wii motiont lol)
2018-02-06 20:31
#111
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
Yo les noobs will be back!
2018-02-06 20:33
#113
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
get well soon shoxieJESUS BlessRNG
2018-02-06 20:45
"In the worst case scenario, our coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux is ready to help the team as potential substitute" LMAO that would be a faking disaster.
2018-02-06 20:58
I think ex6tenz is coming here guyz ;)
2018-02-06 21:00
#118
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Feelsbsdman. Get well soon Shoxxie
2018-02-06 21:06
get well soon shox. Hltv, remember to stretch before you start playing, and shake out/stretch a few times during the session, do it all the time, not just once you start getting pain
2018-02-06 21:12
#122
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
g2 ex6tenz
2018-02-06 21:13
people are making jokes about surgery. welldone
2018-02-06 21:16
I wouldn't be surprised to see ex6tenz play for them while he recovers, but surely shox won't be out too long, so seems unnecessary if that's the case. Lets theory craft that ex6tenz joins G2 for good, who's out? bodyy is the only logical one, since apex kenny shox and nbk are all playing great.
2018-02-06 21:16
#125
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Canada gritabit 
RIP shoxie SMITHZZ STAND-IN HYPE
2018-02-06 21:20
probably injecting some aimbot material in there, jk. Hope he feels better
2018-02-06 21:48
it takes approximately 6 weeks to recover from that surgery. i had the same surgery 2 weeks ago thank god it was my left hand or i couldn't even wipe my ass or play any games.
2018-02-06 21:51
#149
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China Yao_Ming 
how did you get it? playing too much?
2018-02-07 01:25
playing too much guitar caused it.
2018-02-07 19:00
Ofc his surgery is on my bday
2018-02-06 22:16
gl
2018-02-06 22:21
rip G2
2018-02-06 22:21
#135
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Brazil millerjmatos 
explained why C9 won
2018-02-06 22:27
#138
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Germany Saxmut 
pour shox
2018-02-06 23:20
"our coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux is ready to help the team as potential substitute" fack
2018-02-07 00:12
G2 should invest in an academy team for easy tier 5 money and to remedy situations like this one.
2018-02-07 00:25
#147
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Finland DespeQ 
Mixwell stan-in
2018-02-07 00:49
SHOX FUCKING JESUS, STAY STRONG BRO. THE CS WORLD STILL NEEDS YOU-
2018-02-07 01:16
NOOOOOO, SHOXIE U R GOD!!!
2018-02-07 02:44
Get well my friend. Olof and guardian proved you can come back from these with ease
2018-02-07 03:11
Open everything goes fine. Good luck and come back soon!
2018-02-07 03:26
WHIFFZZ COMEBACK Will replace KennyS as AWPer
2018-02-07 04:30
Get well Shoxie! #ShoxieJesus #TheGOAT #MakeFrCsGreatAgain #BaquetteArmy
2018-02-07 04:34
#161
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Netherlands RaVersoN 
Damn.. It will be the same nerf like for Olof. GG Jesus.
2018-02-07 07:23
"shoxieJESUS" cringe level 80
2018-02-07 08:11
#164
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
"In the worst case scenario, our coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux is ready to help the team as potential substitute," Even G2 doesn’t want SmithZz to play for them
2018-02-07 09:53
rip could even take 2 months before he can play normally
2018-02-07 12:57
FAK I hope everything goes smooth ='(
2018-02-07 12:58
#167
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Europe andyy_ 
poor guy, get well soon
2018-02-07 14:35
#170
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Sweden d1ngl3ba11s2 
rip Shox
2018-02-07 16:51
#176
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Romania ASTiX 
Hack for csgo he will be awper after surgery ;)
2018-02-07 22:19
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