Liquid beat Virtus.pro; Renegades send fnatic packing

Liquid move to the 2-1 bracket after beating Virtus.pro in two maps, while Renegades knocked fnatic out of the tournament on the B stream’s two map match.

The first round of the series between Liquid and Virtus.pro went the way of the North Americans who started on the defending side on Inferno. Three rounds later, on the first gun round, it was Virtus.pro who barely edged Liquid out, with Paweł "byali" Bieliński trading Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski out in a 2vs1 afterplant situation to get on the board. Virtus.pro then followed it up with a triple by Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski and an anti-eco the following round to tie it up, 3-3. Virtus.pro took the early 5-3 lead, but were stopped as Liquid adjusted their defenses and tightened the A site up, regaining the lead and going into the half with a three round advantage, 9-6.

The second half started with a 1vs2 clutch by Nick "nitr0" Cannella on the pistol round, taking Filip "NEO" Kubski and Snax to win the round and take the 10-6 lead. Liquid then won the first gun round and the anti-eco to set themselves up with a comfortable 14-6 lead. Keith "NAF" Markovic and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski then won a 2vs2 afterplant on A to get on match point. Virtus.pro stayed alive with a 3vs2 retake on A the following round, but were unable to stop the inevitable as Liquid sealed the deal, 16-7, to take the first map.

Liquid now have a 2-1 record in Kiev

Mirage, Liquid’s pick, started with the American squad firing on all cylinders winning the pistol round, but a 1vs3 retake by NEO on the deagle buy put the Polish squad right back in the map. Up 3-1, Virtus.pro locked down mid and denied Liquid any chance of keeping it close early on. After five rounds in a row for Virtus.pro, finally Liquid got back on the board with a clean A execute. Liquid won back-to-back rounds to close the gap, but Virtus.pro pushed forward unrelenting to a 9-6 lead at the half.

The second pistol round went the way of the defending side, Liquid, who tied it up and then took two more rounds, for an 11-9 lead, before Virtus.pro could get on the board. Holding tight, the American side won five rounds in a row after giving Virtus.pro the tenth to close the map out, 16-10.

Matchpage
2
0
19th February 2018
16
Inferno
7
16
Mirage
10

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 57 - 25 +32 114.3 1.83
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 40 - 25 +15 81.7 1.34
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 39 - 34 +5 99.4 1.32
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 32 - 29 +3 66.1 1.07
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 29 - 28 +1 65.3 1.05
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 36 - 37 -1 78.4 1.07
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 33 - 37 -4 78.9 0.99
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 28 - 41 -13 66.0 0.77
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 25 - 41 -16 63.2 0.70
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 19 - 41 -22 51.2 0.55

The match on the B stream, pitting fnatic and Renegades, kicked off with Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson tearing apart his opposition with a four-headshot USP-S ace on Mirage. Two anti-ecos later, fnatic were able to keep their slate clean after winning the first gun round for a 4-0 start. fnatic, who looked wobbly on previous days with losses to Gambit and TYLOO, didn’t give Renegades a chance. Ten rounds in, with KRIMZ at the helm, the Swedes were up 10-0. It was finally on the twelfth round that Renegades were able to get on the board with a play on B. The following round ended up in a 1vs1, but it Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson who outplayed Justin "jks" Savage to keep the Swedish team in charge.

With 12-3 on the board, Renegades stayed alive as jks and Aaron "AZR" Ward got doubles to take the pistol round. After winning the anti-ecos, Renegades were able to retake A site on the first gun round as Noah "Nifty" Francis and AZR didn’t let Robin "flusha" Rönnquist stop the defuse in time. Things started to look grim for fnatic as Renegades were mounting the comeback, bringing it all the way to a tie after winning nine consecutive rounds. A triple by Jesper "JW" Wecksell gave fnatic some hope, as they followed it up and got on 14, but then went on to lose against an ecoing Renegades that were able to defuse the B-site plant and bring it back to 14-14 the following round. With fnatic ecoing, Renegades on match point and sealed the deal on the thirtieth round as jks and AZR mowed the Swedes down in an A split execute to galvanize the comeback, 16-14.

Renegades survive to play another day

Cobblestone, Renegades’ match pick started off with Nifty and co. taking the pistol round on the CT side, but a triple by KRIMZ and double by JW, both with CZs and then picked up UMPs, were able to take the eco. Down 1-3, Renegades were able to pull off an A site retake to keep the early map close. With 6-6 on the board, Renegades once again took the lead, 7-6, prompting fnatic to call a timeout, as the teams traded rounds to close the half out, 8-7.

The Swedes won the second pistol round, tying the match up, and then KRIMZ was able to win a 1vs1 against jks during the first gun round for fnatic to take the 10-8 lead. Once again, though, Renegades started to take over as the map went forward, tying it up 11-11 and then taking the lead with a B execute the following round. fnatic won a couple more rounds, bringing it to the thirtieth and trailing by one, but were unable to take it to overtime as Nifty got two kills in a 2vs2 afterplant to close the map out and put the final nail in fnatic’s coffin.

Matchpage
2
0
19th February 2018
16
Mirage
14
16
Cobblestone
14

 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 52 - 37 +15 91.2 1.34
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 49 - 42 +7 86.5 1.13
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 36 - 43 -7 72.8 1.05
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 38 - 38 0 68.3 0.97
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 37 - 45 -8 70.3 0.95
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 54 - 42 +12 88.5 1.25
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 45 - 46 -1 79.4 1.05
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 40 - 41 -1 71.2 0.95
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 32 - 41 -9 74.7 0.94
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 33 - 42 -9 70.0 0.88

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
819
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1529
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
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Denmark danishwarrior 
fnatic wtf? :(
2018-02-19 11:25
Rip feelsbad for Krimz
2018-02-19 11:25
#18
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
[*] RIP
2018-02-19 11:26
#125
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
tyloo and renegades, both lost fnatic needs to change something
2018-02-19 18:20
+1
2018-02-19 11:27
Fnatic and VP two of the worst of this event, 2015 legends RIP
2018-02-19 11:26
Renegades underrated af
2018-02-19 11:36
#59
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United States ToiletSeat 
true
2018-02-19 11:40
Renegades shit af
2018-02-19 12:03
almost beat liquid tho so shut up
2018-02-19 14:02
#118
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Brazil HEN1_ 
still lost tho XD
2018-02-19 16:40
yes, and?
2018-02-19 19:17
Renegades top 1 or I kill you
2018-02-19 19:24
#136
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Brazil HEN1_ 
BOT Ferris: Affirmative.
2018-02-19 19:36
"ALMOST"
2018-02-19 19:09
Yeah, and our boy NAF carried u so hard, without him u would've lost.
2018-02-19 19:18
I don't care now NAF is from Liquid, "Our boy NAF" lol
2018-02-19 19:22
Money gets u everything :)
2018-02-19 19:23
#2
 | 
Sweden WhisperingEye 
Happy for Jkaem, but sad that fnatic are playing like this :(
2018-02-19 11:25
#28
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Australia StVincent 
god jkaem
2018-02-19 11:26
#65
 | 
Finland eMBeJaana 
16-14 16-14
2018-02-19 11:49
Against Renegades
2018-02-19 12:13
#82
 | 
Finland eMBeJaana 
2 close
2018-02-19 12:18
#86
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African Union mikecool 
both teams were fighting to prevent being eliminated, you'd hope that both teams would be fighting hard to win it out. Both matches were really entertaining to watch.
2018-02-19 12:32
Fnatic didn't play bad the entire tournament tbh, they played well but the better teams won always.
2018-02-19 14:12
They played terrible against Tyloo. Nice try.
2018-02-19 15:07
NAF
2018-02-19 11:25
best player in the na..
2018-02-19 11:27
i dont wanna overrate the guy but he is the best player in the world. fuck simple niko and cold.
2018-02-19 11:32
#50
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Australia JingleBells 
Its funny because there were people saying that he wasnt even top 5 in NA
2018-02-19 11:34
#89
BDSM | 
Canada KawaiiKai 
He's so under the radar I don't know why, he used to carry OPTIC
2018-02-19 12:53
#91
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Australia JingleBells 
He wasnt overly impressive in optic but really picked it up when he joined renegades
2018-02-19 12:54
#4
India S2H 
I guess VP is done
2018-02-19 11:25
vp has been done for a while I guess fnatic is done tho
2018-02-19 11:28
#5
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
TaZ was the problem.
2018-02-19 11:28
Indeed he was. But not the only one
2018-02-19 11:35
#76
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
-pasha soon im afraid
2018-02-19 12:15
#90
BDSM | 
Canada KawaiiKai 
Just disband, sign Vega
2018-02-19 12:53
Why -pasha if he wasn't even the bottom fragger in the series
2018-02-19 14:11
#7
rain | 
Hong Kong lonely123 
nj fnatic, braindead
2018-02-19 11:25
What?
2018-02-19 12:28
NJ = nice job. In this case it's sarcastic since fnatic ate ass. He then calls them "braindead" because they have been playing as if they were indeed lacking an active brain. EZ
2018-02-19 19:27
+2
2018-02-19 21:02
#8
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Australia Turboblaze_  
Great work from renegades, very happy.
2018-02-19 11:26
the bOyS
2018-02-19 19:27
1STTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
2018-02-19 11:25
#70
shox | 
India iejesus 
at least u tried :/
2018-02-19 11:55
lol
2018-02-19 11:25
taz is happy
2018-02-19 11:25
Hahaha fnatic
2018-02-19 11:25
fnatic top5 omegalul
2018-02-19 11:25
#77
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
Not even top 10 atm
2018-02-19 12:15
#14
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
-pasha +TOAO please ;_;
2018-02-19 11:26
#15
 | 
Chile StfanoLELE 
Dude naf is just SO FKING GOOD
2018-02-19 11:26
#16
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
jag var first
2018-02-19 11:26
#78
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
Nej jag var...
2018-02-19 12:16
easy for JK duo
2018-02-19 11:26
#20
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
RENEGODS :D
2018-02-19 11:26
Fnatic?
2018-02-19 11:26
#58
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
you mean botnatic*
2018-02-19 11:38
#80
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
Flag checks out
2018-02-19 12:16
Damn krimz highest fragger and yet he lose cause his fat team mate jw fucken idiot feels MM and buys shit guns
2018-02-19 11:26
against tyloo too idk what happened to his brain but I feel like jw lost it
2018-02-19 11:29
Yea i hate watching fnc lose so bad againt this shit teams who anyways are gonna fallout soon Fnc is one team who cn compete wid top teams
2018-02-19 11:30
#87
 | 
United States d0lph1nn 
How is Renegades shit xDDDDDD
2018-02-19 12:38
They are beating fnc dont make much diff they still need to win 2 more to qualify which is highly unlikely
2018-02-19 16:44
#137
 | 
United States d0lph1nn 
Well qualifying for the playoffs means they're a solid top 10 team, as this is a clear T1 event. Renegades isn't shit, but they're not top 10 for sure. There is middle ground tho
2018-02-19 20:53
#23
chrisJ | 
Netherlands MAScott 
Nice comeback from rng
2018-02-19 11:26
#24
 | 
Ukraine niXoN|w1 
LMAO FNATIC GO HOME. "GOLDEN >>> XIZT" OMEGALUL
2018-02-19 11:26
#25
 | 
Poland kick_michu 
-Neo -Pasha just kick this washedup old duo
2018-02-19 11:26
#34
 | 
Europe w1ntermu7e 
They will lose their legend spot!
2018-02-19 11:27
wtf are you talking about, they dont have legents status
2018-02-19 11:30
#46
 | 
Europe w1ntermu7e 
Wanted to joke but I'm bad at it in the internet
2018-02-19 11:31
#48
 | 
African Union FaustNN 
They will loose their major spot
2018-02-19 11:32
#81
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
Qualifier spot*
2018-02-19 12:18
#95
 | 
African Union FaustNN 
It the same they are in the major already with the new systen
2018-02-19 13:12
#98
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
okay its true but you know what I mean
2018-02-19 13:34
ez for ma boy jkaem
2018-02-19 11:26
#60
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
Thanks Norway! :D
2018-02-19 11:40
Yeah the boys.
2018-02-19 11:26
#29
JUGi | 
United Kingdom onwards 
VP disband New AWPer > JW Xizt > flusha
2018-02-19 11:26
#57
Liazz | 
Australia Dadecum 
xizt > golden actually
2018-02-19 11:37
#31
 | 
Europe w1ntermu7e 
Happy for NAF that he finally found a good team for him
2018-02-19 11:27
Virtus Pro never had a chance honestly. How do you expect a bunch of polacks to beat NAF? He's the greatest to ever touch the game.
2018-02-19 11:27
Fnatic 2018, following the way of VP
2018-02-19 11:27
#37
flusha | 
Slovakia jurrte 
Lekr0 Flusha Xizt Krimz JW
2018-02-19 11:28
damn, first tyloo now renegades... imagine if this was a major quali in Asia... fnatic legit wouldn't have qualified lmao
2018-02-19 11:29
LOL I didn't think of that that's hilarious. Nice spot
2018-02-19 11:54
#39
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Turkey DolandaX 
god NAF
2018-02-19 11:29
#40
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China BodeFuceta 
Good thing that the dinosaurs are dying.
2018-02-19 11:29
#42
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Suk_Mike_Hok 
-GTR +Krimz ez NiP TOP 1 Fnatic just disband please
2018-02-19 11:30
VP,king of inferno don't pick it plz
2018-02-19 11:31
#47
 | 
Europe Donzii 
great day ^_^
2018-02-19 11:31
#52
 | 
Indonesia Razerzer0 
Flusha needs to get back in form...
2018-02-19 11:35
#107
s1mple | 
Korea Somon 
I think Golden is weak
2018-02-19 15:56
naf is honestly on his way to becoming top 1 NA if he keeps this shit up.
2018-02-19 11:35
#55
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
GOD NAF
2018-02-19 11:36
#56
Liazz | 
Australia Dadecum 
YEAH THE BOYS #FUCKKEITH
2018-02-19 11:36
#124
 | 
United States Prattatat 
Awww don't be like that you now got your favorite player on the team and you gotta let the man Fly
2018-02-19 17:11
#139
Liazz | 
Australia Dadecum 
nah i never liked naf, seemed like a toxic individual that caused turmoil in the team
2018-02-19 21:32
#61
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Finland ItzMqss ESBO 
Fnatic why u do this
2018-02-19 11:41
xizt, twist to replace JW Golden ASAP please
2018-02-19 11:45
#83
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
Agree
2018-02-19 12:19
#116
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
Twist is irrelevant
2018-02-19 16:36
#63
 | 
Greece knk74 
Plz sho up in kato
2018-02-19 11:45
remove this idiot snax! -snax +taz !
2018-02-19 11:46
now -michu +TaZ plz they need a real igl
2018-02-19 11:50
VP IS DEAD TEAM SINCE 2016
2018-02-19 11:51
#68
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Malta matizenek333 
Good bay golden :(
2018-02-19 11:52
Vp is dead, michu is same as taz, nothing better, snax is the problem in my opinion. Fnatic needs to change golden and jw
2018-02-19 12:00
#72
 | 
Europe Donzii 
"Legend status major" "haven't won any tournament since 5 march 2016 twitter.com/jwCSGO/status/96419977142570.. OMEGALUL
2018-02-19 12:01
LUL NiP #1 Swedish team by far and if they get krimz they'll be even better since he is too good for fnatic
2018-02-19 12:46
#92
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
JW regrets that Tweet now guaranteed LMAO I mean, how do you lose to Renegades with that lineup OMEGALUL
2018-02-19 12:57
#94
 | 
Europe Donzii 
Don't forget they lose to Tyloo OMEGALUL
2018-02-19 13:10
#121
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
True lol OMEGALUL
2018-02-19 17:02
#74
 | 
Norway Phancy11 
#SAVEKRIMZ
2018-02-19 12:13
#79
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
Feelsbad for fnatic =(
2018-02-19 12:16
#84
 | 
African Union mikecool 
YEAAAAHHHH THE F***KIN BOYS
2018-02-19 12:25
Why can't fnatic play well on LAN? They're doing pretty good in EPL.
2018-02-19 12:59
Probably confidence related. I mean you can only lose so much before it starts affecting your mind.
2018-02-19 13:26
#113
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
They aren’t even winning online games anymore. Golden has run his cycle in fnatic and should be kicked in favour of Xizt
2018-02-19 16:33
Of course you'd say that. Look at your name and favorite player.
2018-02-20 00:59
Oh wow rip fnatic First time they didn't make playoffs with this roster I think Its also unfortunate snax couldn't find his form
2018-02-19 13:19
TOP KEK fnatic where all excuses? but we top 4 at major we made all playoffs haha go win online games
2018-02-19 13:50
Don’t think anyone on Fnatic or even their fans have made any excuses. Krimz just wrote I’m done on twitter and JW said China numba one after the tyloo lost. Most Fnatic fans in these comments are basically just saying wtf Fnatic not making excuses but nt mr fake flag
2018-02-19 15:09
#110
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
Golden is an awful igl
2018-02-19 16:30
sure he fucking suck they cant win vs TYLUL and Renegades should be kicked after this event.
2018-02-19 16:31
if not - fnatic suck forever
2018-02-19 16:31
#114
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
I hope they kick him after this event cause this is embarrassing. If they do not get Xizt fnatic will be at the level of godsent late 2016/early 2017
2018-02-19 16:35
atleast they can win online games with golden on LAN - FULL SUCK
2018-02-19 16:36
#117
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
No they don’t win online games anymore. They got raped by mousebots in EPL last week
2018-02-19 16:38
They lose 4 games and win 4 anyway they online team... - golden - lekr0 + anyone from faceit 10 lvl ez
2018-02-19 16:40
-Golden +Xist
2018-02-19 14:17
Sadly VP Nip and Fnatic are the past now. rip old legends
2018-02-19 14:56
safe to say that or they change huge or they'll fade completely :T
2018-02-19 16:30
#123
Sunde | 
World sfu 
Since when fnatic became legends?
2018-02-19 17:06
#108
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
Not surprised fnatic lost they are shit now since golden has run his cycle in fnatic and needs to be kicked.
2018-02-19 16:30
-Golden +Xizt ?
2018-02-20 04:17
#145
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
Yes
2018-02-20 15:23
#122
Sunde | 
World sfu 
As I said many times before, krimz+4 can't handle tier1/2 teams. But now I can say krimz+4 can't handle tier3 teams LUL AhahahahahhahahahhahahahjajahhahajajaajJhHahaha Jesus, how bad they are
2018-02-19 17:06
#146
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
They need to get a new igl and kick this bot kebab
2018-02-20 15:24
nip krimz rez/gtr f0rest dennis draken top5 again
2018-02-19 19:21
#135
Algeria W0r 
The boat is sinking...run taz run
2018-02-19 19:33
depressing for fnatic
2018-02-20 04:07
FeelsBadMan
2018-02-20 04:11
The 13 - 2 comeback tho ;-;
2018-02-20 04:15
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