Torqued stun Vega Squadron

MIRAA
February 10th, 2018 01:57

Torqued have sent Vega Squadron packing at cs_summit 2 after picking up a 2-0 victory in the Lower Bracket (16-13 on Inferno and 16-14 on Mirage).

The first Lower Bracket match of the tournament began on Inferno, Torqued's pick, with the North Americans responding really well to a pistol round loss as they won a force-buy, setting themselves up for a 4-1 lead.

Vega Squadron then brought the deficit to a minimum off of triple-kills from Nikolay "mir" Bityukov and Pavel "hutji" Lashkov. But since those rounds had been very expensive for the Russian side, they were left strapped for cash once Torqued regained control of the game, with the half ending with a 10-5 lead for the North Americans.

The second half began at a frantic pace as both teams managed to win scrappy force-buys, with Torqued then stringing a few rounds together to increase their lead to 14-6. Vega Squadron then found a way back into the game after punishing the CTs' overaggression, with the North Americans being held off any economic development.

With Dmitriy "jR" Chervak stepping up his AWP game, Vega Squadron tried to push the game to overtime, but Torqued eventually sealed the deal in a B retake thanks to a triple-kill from Matt "Pollo" Wilson.

steel's Torqued march on at cs_summit

The map that followed was Mirage, where Joshua "steel" Nissan opened up the action with a trio of kills in the pistol round. After losing the following eco round, Vega Squadron rallied back with a third-round buy after overtuning a 2v4 situation in the B site.

Torqued then kept their defense very tight, winning five of the next six rounds, but a late resurgence from Vega Squadron saw them bag four rounds to bring the deficit to a minimum - and they could have taken the lead had they not allowed Kenneth "koosta" Suen to clutch a 1v3 situation.

The second half began with Torqued winning the pistol round following a successful B execution. The game then entered a scrappy period of play as neither side could stamp their authority on the game, with Vega Squadron twice recovering from three-round deficits.

With the score tied at 14-14 and a solid economy, the CIS side looked set to take the series to a third map, but then they shockingly let the game slip and lost two rounds in horrific fashion to lose a map that was all but won.

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 Torqued K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 57 - 43 +14 107.8 1.50
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 51 - 35 +16 77.6 1.25
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 43 - 39 +4 75.6 1.11
United States Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo 37 - 43 -6 78.4 1.03
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 31 - 34 -3 59.2 0.98
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 48 - 42 +6 84.1 1.14
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 36 - 45 -9 75.1 0.99
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 41 - 41 0 68.7 0.97
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 39 - 45 -6 75.4 0.96
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr 30 - 47 -17 58.8 0.73

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
409
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
326
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
425
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
328
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
braxi
2018-02-10 01:58
cis cs xD
2018-02-10 01:58
NA cs xD
2018-02-10 02:14
Is better than cis cs so your point lol
2018-02-10 03:09
#135
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Latvia Flinchester 
how tf na cs is better then cis cs you ignorant bitch.
2018-02-10 10:31
#138
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Latvia AntonsMc 
Cry is free
2018-02-10 11:08
how many cis major titles my friend
2018-02-10 16:07
Gambit??'?
2018-02-10 18:14
Don't even try. He has no idea what is CIS apart from Russia prolly.
2018-02-10 20:15
O M E G A L U L best joke in history of CS
2018-02-10 12:37
#9
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
na cs
2018-02-10 01:59
evidence, im gonna go sue you now pressing charges too
2018-02-10 01:59
31-34
2018-02-10 01:59
They just rekt a legend major team. Ez
2018-02-10 02:00
#42
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Ireland TGC_ 
they didnt get legends, they went out 2-3
2018-02-10 02:11
?? They aren't legend, QBF is legend.
2018-02-10 02:24
QBF legends forever in our hearts
2018-02-10 05:50
#2
jks | 
Australia Lachurs 
Good on torqued
2018-02-10 01:58
lol
2018-02-10 01:58
#143
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Australia slowsuck 
loool?
2018-02-10 11:40
Man brax has to fakin step ap
2018-02-10 01:58
#126
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United States ARKTYC 
yeah, they could do much better if brax would play a little better.
2018-02-10 08:24
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
2018-02-10 01:58
#7
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Indonesia Dzapko 
#freebrax
2018-02-10 01:58
#8
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Israel altandi 
LMAO good job, unexpected
2018-02-10 01:59
#10
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United States DooteR_ 
Ez Steelega
2018-02-10 01:59
idk about "stun"
2018-02-10 01:59
Na team that didn't make pro league beat a team that was in major group stage
2018-02-10 03:10
This team has steel and koosta insted of witmer and dapr, the team would 16-2 the old one.
2018-02-10 03:17
#12
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Latvia Faaakk 
LETS GOOOOOOO TORQUED
2018-02-10 01:59
#13
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
Brax negative? Wtf is this?
2018-02-10 01:59
brax is shit
2018-02-10 03:14
#124
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Denmark Xipingu 
He is overrated.
2018-02-10 08:19
#131
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
I'm not his fangirl... I just like how he olays and I think he is a good player, I can't believe he pulled out a negative (not to much) performance. But hey.. I'm not in love with him, I dont like him because his fragmovies and how people like him
2018-02-10 09:04
#166
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Denmark Xipingu 
I didn’t imply that either, and you are of course entitled to your opinion. I just think he gets too much hype taking into account his long absense from the tournament scene.
2018-02-10 23:36
#167
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
I agree with you, he is a good player but in the other hand.. he is too overrated but still.. he plays really good sometimes
2018-02-10 23:41
Bot swag lol NA streamers in 2018
2018-02-10 01:59
not ez
2018-02-10 01:59
#17
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Australia JonoMate 
I wouldn't call it a stun
2018-02-10 01:59
#69
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United States SladesterG 
#14 team in the world vs #108 I'd say that's a stun
2018-02-10 03:08
Current #14 team vs one of the most experienced cores and 2014 #5 team.
2018-02-10 03:27
#90
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United States SladesterG 
"2014" azk went to overwatcg One of pollos first lan and these guys first lan in a long time Your argument makes no sense
2018-02-10 03:33
Swag azk and steel have played at the highest level from like 2010. That's a lot of experience. Obviously won't make sense to retards like you.
2018-02-10 03:34
#98
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United States SladesterG 
Your saying a 4 year competitive break means nothing And back in 2010-2014 the skill was much much lower then it is now So whose the retard
2018-02-10 04:28
That's a competitive break. As far as I know, steel hasn't missed a match. Swag is still a beast, maybe not motivated right now. Azk is the only one with whom your arguments make sense.
2018-02-10 04:32
#105
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United States SladesterG 
Steel plays tier 10 online matches swag pugs all day Pollo same and one if his first lans koosta plays the occasional lan and online matches azk been away so again u retarded
2018-02-10 05:04
Lmao I said steel has never missed watching a match. He can literally rival pronax as an igl. I'm done talking to retards bye
2018-02-10 05:15
Yes i agree, now with koosta and steel this line up looks so dope. steel = Is doing good / is smart koosta = talented awper Brax = Swag Pollo = idk yet, but he seems dedicated. Azk = Experienced support player.
2018-02-10 07:36
I like how you said brax=swag Like it's true brax is brax no one can fuck with that
2018-02-10 07:37
Swag has been awful since unban.
2018-02-10 05:32
Idk, probably not feeling it this tournament?
2018-02-10 05:33
#127
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Denmark Xipingu 
2014 /=/ 2018. Vega should still be embarrashed - I know I would be.
2018-02-10 08:31
They shouldn't, honestly. If swag was playing better maybe they would've taken a map off SK too.
2018-02-10 08:35
#158
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United States SladesterG 
Vega just raped some tier one teams at the major while torqued are in mdl lol go home retard
2018-02-10 17:16
All bo1s. Vega couldn't do shit in bo3s.
2018-02-10 17:31
#160
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United States SladesterG 
Someone is super angry
2018-02-10 17:35
Trust me I'm not. I'm amused at how stupid you make yourself look.
2018-02-10 17:36
#163
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United States SladesterG 
"most experienced core" hasn't played together in 4 years
2018-02-10 18:46
#165
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Denmark Xipingu 
Swag is overrated. I probably aren’t the first to tell you that, and I most likely won’t be the last. He was a great talent in 2014, but this is tougher times.
2018-02-10 23:29
#91
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Australia JonoMate 
After their match yesterday I wasn't expecting them to play at the level they showed at the major qualifier.
2018-02-10 03:34
#19
autist | 
Poland dUNaSzo 
cis cs lul
2018-02-10 01:59
#20
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Europe traqqi 
vega made so many mistakes lul
2018-02-10 01:59
#84
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United States STERBENVII 
torqued threw harder than vega did lul
2018-02-10 03:22
#88
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Europe traqqi 
vega were throwing double as hard and the fact they have no strats showed through
2018-02-10 03:28
#21
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Australia JulienD 
rip 20$
2018-02-10 02:00
#22
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Brazil nodjey 
#freeswag what happen with him
2018-02-10 02:00
#49
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United States KinglyFish 
Losing motivation maybe, still a talented guy, he needs to step up though...
2018-02-10 02:16
god koosta
2018-02-10 02:02
#27
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Australia JingleBells 
Vega so overrated lol. They do well at major qualifiers otherwise they do fuck all.
2018-02-10 02:03
BOT Swag
2018-02-10 02:03
Stun? wasn't that big of an upset. People are overrating vega so hard just because they beat faze in one bo1
2018-02-10 02:04
#34
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Its still an upset, this is the first big lan for pollo and the first time in a while for steel and azk and brax especially inna team together against a team whos been together for ages and has had subpar results
2018-02-10 02:07
big lan? not rly look at eSL relegation that was more of a big lan than this
2018-02-10 02:08
#44
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
I meant important lan cause theres alot of decent teams(one trick ponies/onliners aside) and torque hasnt even been a team for a MONTH
2018-02-10 02:12
i mean they only swap 2 players so
2018-02-10 02:34
#58
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
2 players are pretty big, ESPECIALLY steel and koosta
2018-02-10 02:37
anyway torqued still garbage team beating vega not big deal you should see how vega played vs ago even they won that on lan but wow
2018-02-10 02:39
#65
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Obviously they would be garbage no one could become t1 after years of not playing lans and shit and just coming back together they could be solid t2 na
2018-02-10 02:52
They are actually the third best NA team on paper so
2018-02-10 07:38
indeed 7.6 odds for Torqued 2-0 was a gift
2018-02-10 02:07
#30
fnx | 
Brazil leodubraiz 
Wtf swag trade PC with steel
2018-02-10 02:06
#31
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
Stun :))))
2018-02-10 02:06
#32
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United States YaLoveToSeeIt 
Now if swag plays to potential they could do damage
2018-02-10 02:07
Stun?? Since when was Vega a good team?
2018-02-10 02:07
ikr apperently winning a bo1 vs faze makes u a good team these naive csgo kids vega was never good
2018-02-10 02:08
#39
aizy | 
Europe Winde 
This is a really good result for Torqued... keep in mind this is a North American PREMIER roster that was literally assembled 1 week ago versing a team that was at the Major two consecutive times.
2018-02-10 02:09
exactly...vega is trash just like qbf...fluke
2018-02-10 02:45
Y’all were cumming all over Qbfires tits when they got legends status and they’re gonna do the same thing Vega’s doing rn
2018-02-10 05:36
#38
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United States PsychoLogical 
since when was steel that good? lul
2018-02-10 02:08
#40
aizy | 
Europe Winde 
he's back with a vengeance
2018-02-10 02:09
#85
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United States STERBENVII 
Steel has so much commitment for a banned player. Goddamn.
2018-02-10 03:23
#93
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United States PsychoLogical 
Guess he wants to attempt to redeem himself
2018-02-10 03:42
Steel is 6 times smarter as an igl than karrigan
2018-02-10 03:30
Faze steel confirmed?
2018-02-10 06:48
No majors so:/
2018-02-10 07:00
#41
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Weird how brax was supposed to rival cold, niko and s1mple, but is now so far from them. Maybe the ban got on his way and prevented his evolution.
2018-02-10 02:11
Yeah considering he made it on the top 20 list way back, he'll probably be the biggest what if
2018-02-10 03:17
Exactly.
2018-02-10 05:22
#150
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
It definitely did and it's noticeable. Feel sad for him. Could've been an upcoming Legend of this game if it wasn't for that immature teenage decision...
2018-02-10 14:00
Yes. And sadly, it could be too late for turning it around, even if he gets unbanned.
2018-02-10 14:10
#153
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
He has lost momentum and it's complicated to get that back. He was on his best form of his life when he was banned and he was still a young gun in development. If his career hadn't had this big incident he'd be competing with the top 10 players of the year (and I don't say top 5 because the fact that he played in an NA team probably would cost him). But that's just my opinion... he's still insane nonetheless, so let's not get fooled by his last BO3 because that's clearly not his level even nowadays.
2018-02-10 14:44
Chopper fucking throwing
2018-02-10 02:11
Everyone comment so they think Vega had a chance
2018-02-10 02:13
#47
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Poland Marcines 
lmao vega from winning vs faze to losing to torqued
2018-02-10 02:14
#48
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United States swEEsh 
so ez for torqued
2018-02-10 02:16
more like send packing
2018-02-10 02:16
stun?
2018-02-10 02:22
#53
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United States Benjii92 
yes, it's a MDL league team that couldn't qualify for pro-league beating one of the best teams in CiS region in a BO3. it's definitely an upset.
2018-02-10 02:25
both teams are shit, these games can always go either way. Vega are only looked highly upon because they reached the major but it could gave just as easily been torqued in their shoes, it's just pure luck.
2018-02-10 11:39
NA CS IS BACK BABY! WOOOO
2018-02-10 02:27
#56
felps | 
North America zowth 
NA PRIDE
2018-02-10 02:28
Swag the onliner
2018-02-10 02:38
cmon valve unban them
2018-02-10 02:47
#63
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Brazil HEN1_ 
RISE OF NA CS BOIS, THERE WILL BE 4 NA TEAMS IN PLAYOFFS NEXT MAJOR
2018-02-10 02:48
Um no these guys are vanned
2018-02-10 04:34
stun 16:13 16:14??
2018-02-10 02:51
its improbable that they win any map so I think its accurate
2018-02-10 03:16
#83
trk | 
Brazil 643 
It has nothing to do with the score ffs
2018-02-10 03:21
#66
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Brazil hugoooo 
That's very cool, I wish DaZeD was there instead of Pollo...
2018-02-10 02:54
#67
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United States d0ze 
dazed was, and gx cant even stand in top 1 of mdl, so stop sucking his dick. Out of all ibp players, dazed was the worst. Even steel igl better than him
2018-02-10 02:58
#68
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Brazil hugoooo 
I'm not sucking anyone's dick, I never said I even like DaZeD at all, stop assuming things, learn to fucking read. I just wish every possible ex-IBP member was on Torqued, just for the fun.
2018-02-10 03:00
#104
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United States d0ze 
yeah sure, for the fun, and then disband immediately after like what...1 month??and remember that steel and dazed ain't gonna play w each other
2018-02-10 04:47
B R A X T O N S W A G P I E R C E
2018-02-10 03:09
#74
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Sweden godname 
STEEL! ;)
2018-02-10 03:11
Really good win to get some confidence and show some potential Hopefully this shuts up the haters for a bit and turns some attention onto Vega squadron
2018-02-10 03:15
swaggy
2018-02-10 03:15
ez steal
2018-02-10 03:16
#87
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Canada gritabit 
Swag overrated Gj steel and koosta
2018-02-10 03:28
#94
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United States Rambeard 
This is only their first event together. Give them more time to develop and these guys could be a threat, even if they can't play a major.
2018-02-10 03:54
It would be lit seeing them win everything while they still cant participate in majors. The pressure on valve (see what I did there?) will be unreal.
2018-02-10 04:35
#95
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El Salvador jayss 
steel lives and breaths cs:go meanwhile dazed makes money off kids using his code on his gambling site
2018-02-10 04:12
OH MY GODDDDD. I CLICKED GREEN DOOOOD WHAAAAAAAT
2018-02-10 04:15
#157
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United Kingdom PompeiLad 
ACCIDENTALLY DOOOD TRUST MEEEEEEE
2018-02-10 16:34
Deserved rekt!
2018-02-10 04:22
cmon swag
2018-02-10 04:36
#103
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CIS sergioff 
steel is back PogChamp
2018-02-10 04:41
waaaay 2 ez 4 steelMONSTER
2018-02-10 05:04
#110
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Wtf has happened to Swag. Close match tho
2018-02-10 05:33
#114
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Myanmar AstralisGoat 
Vega from destroying FaZe to losing to Torqued, guess their cheats are not installed at this tournament.
2018-02-10 05:44
#133
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
Vega just got lucky with mac10 rushes, you must be retarded to think Vega could advance to playoffs at boston
2018-02-10 10:00
Oh so rain must be retarded then because he thought Vega could make the playoffs at Boston.
2018-02-10 11:28
#141
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
well, I guess so. I knew that ALL of their wins were lucky upsets. And everybody thought so, to say Vega could do something more than that was really stupid.
2018-02-10 11:38
You're about as intelligent as shara
2018-02-10 11:52
#116
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Denmark dev1cetop1 
swag lul
2018-02-10 05:54
#117
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United States busomalyXD 
Can valve and other organizations ban csgo team torqued
2018-02-10 06:04
vega bomzhi
2018-02-10 06:20
#125
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Denmark Xipingu 
CIS CS LUL
2018-02-10 08:19
Fantasy storyline- Torqued wins summit Goes on a miracle run to win every event they play World top 1 88-0 map streak Brax best player in the world 3 years in a row without playing a major Valve shamed
2018-02-10 08:39
#137
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India Saagar 
I hope this happens
2018-02-10 11:05
#132
Estonia pj4 
I guess rip my bet
2018-02-10 09:57
#144
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Turkey Mustafa- 
I LOST $250 ON VEGA WHY THEY ARE SO BAD I CANT BELIEVE
2018-02-10 11:42
vega wasted spot
2018-02-10 11:53
LOOOLLL
2018-02-10 12:33
#155
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North America zenobighorns 
Mir had just as many kills in one map as keshandr had in the whole match
2018-02-10 15:14
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