Cloud9, Renegades march on at StarSeries; Virtus.pro, TyLoo eliminated

Cloud9 and Renegades live to fight another day at StarSeries i-League Season 4 after defeating Virtus.pro and TyLoo, respectively, by 2-0 scorelines.

The first big match of the day, featuring Cloud9 and Virtus.pro, began with a flying start from the Major champions, who jumped out to a 9-1 lead on the CT side of Mirage. It was only then that VP's offence finally came to life, but as the half came to an end they still found themselves down by five rounds.

Cloud9 continued where they had left off and further added to their lead by taking the pistol round with a simple A execution. The North Americans could not be stopped until they hit 15 rounds, when a 1v2 clutch from Filip "NEO" Kubski kept Virtus.pro in the game. However, it was just too little, too late, as C9 would secure the following round to lock down the map, 16-6.

Cloud9 made light work of Virtus.pro

Train followed the same pattern as the first map as Cloud9 strolled to a 7-1 lead, this time on the Terrorist side. Virtus.pro then kept their hopes alive by winning two rounds in a row, the second courtesy of a quad-kill from Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, but the North Americans quickly regained control of the game and closed out the half with a commanding 12-3 lead.

And more misery was to come for VP, who got destroyed in the second pistol as they attempted to enter the inner site. The Polish players were in a clear state of disarray and confusion, and they were simply helpless to prevent Cloud9 from running away with the victory.

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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 24 - 36 -12 70.7 0.82
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 18 - 34 -16 62.5 0.64
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 20 - 36 -16 56.2 0.56
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 18 - 36 -18 49.2 0.53
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 19 - 35 -16 50.8 0.52
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 43 - 19 +24 113.8 1.86
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 42 - 22 +20 109.3 1.66
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 33 - 18 +15 80.7 1.37
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 33 - 20 +13 78.3 1.36
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 26 - 20 +6 70.5 1.17

Meanwhile, Renegades and TYLOO faced off in a rematch of the last four Asia Minor finals. With a vintage performance from Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, who was already on 20 frags by the 10th round, Renegades secured a three-round lead at the end of the first half, but they still must have been kicking themselves after allowing Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand and Kevin "xccurate" Susanto to pull off massive clutches during the early stages of the game.

The second half began with Renegades steamrolling their way to map point. The Chinese team then finally got their first round on the board as Terrorists, but there was nothing they could do to prevent the Australians from taking the map.

Renegades bested TyLoo on two maps

Cobblestone, the map that followed, began with TYLOO taking the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos. But the landscape of the game changed dramatically once Renegades bought up, with the Australians quickly taking the lead following back-to-back 1v2 clutches from Noah "Nifty" Francis and Karlo "USTILO" Pivac

For the rest of the half, Renegades were in cruise control, and they kept that momentum going after the break, winning the first three rounds to bring the scoreline to 14-4. TYLOO refused to throw in the towel, however, and made a significant climb back into the game, but the Australians kept their cool and locked down the map to move on in the Ukrainian tournament.

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 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 39 - 42 -3 86.3 1.14
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 33 - 37 -4 73.7 1.00
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 33 - 43 -10 70.9 0.90
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate 31 - 38 -7 62.5 0.83
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 25 - 42 -17 57.3 0.73
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 44 - 30 +14 98.8 1.45
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 46 - 31 +15 102.2 1.43
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 44 - 32 +12 79.7 1.26
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 33 - 35 -2 62.5 1.08
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 35 - 33 +2 68.1 1.06

With the first round of fixtures of the day now behind us, here is how the Swiss stage is currently looking:

3-0 2-1
France G2  Brazil SK
Europe FaZe Denmark Astralis
  Denmark Heroic
  North America Liquid
  Europe mousesports
  Ukraine Natus Vincere 
2-2 1-2
Australia Renegades Kazakhstan Gambit 
United States Cloud9 Europe HellRaisers
Eliminated
Sweden fnatic
Korea MVP PK
China TYLOO
Poland Virtus.pro  
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
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
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
781
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
670
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
ez for au cs
2018-02-20 13:04
#10
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Australia StVincent 
ez for jkaem
2018-02-20 13:05
vp disband plz
2018-02-20 13:06
#44
frozen | 
Germany rdm88 
Fastest guy on hltv
2018-02-20 13:24
ez for bntet, best polish player in the tournament
2018-02-20 15:35
#2
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Australia JingleBells 
Classic asian cs
2018-02-20 13:04
I really hope they surprise us one day, I like the play style and effort they have
2018-02-20 13:10
#72
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
They need better practice partners. Didn't Tyloo move to Europe for a period of time?
2018-02-20 15:51
Yeah, they're in a similar situation to ANZ. Practice partners are lacking unless you move or deal with 100-300 ping.
2018-02-20 21:30
#3
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Germany Flachzange 
yeah the boys
2018-02-20 13:04
#4
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Europe Zeworstaima 
Vp xD
2018-02-20 13:04
#5
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India MistaJ 
Fazeup
2018-02-20 13:04
Rest in Pieces VP
2018-02-20 13:05
The era of romanticism in CS is dead, the time when people actually believed that rather finding a better player, we can find a solution to bring the best out of existing players. The era in which predictions didnt say everything, a 12-3, 13-2 half could be clutched back and when needed, your star players will step up and bring it home for your team. Goodbye VP, legends forever.
2018-02-20 13:07
#8
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
good bye neo
2018-02-20 13:05
#9
Vegi | 
Poland white_tank 
Virtus pro time to change all of you! I watch practically all matches and you do not completely develop. Changing one player will not bring anything. Have you had little time for training? god, what a nonsense Snax and b_yali know Michu for a long time. In this match they were waiting only for the end of this match nothing more! Katowice will be another disappointing tournament.
2018-02-20 13:05
#38
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
Byali rather practice pubg OMEGALUL
2018-02-20 13:18
csgo is dead anyways, always had been, they play it for money. cs 1.6 was the best, csgo is random piece of shiet, even cs source is much better than csgo, valve just care about money and new skins. i prefer cs 1.6 with shitty graphic than this random shit who even totaly noob can kill u with prefire p90 run spray
2018-02-20 15:59
Stop finding excuses for Virtus.Pro’s defeat, you’re mixing normal MM with pro players, and valve with the professional scene. They didn’t play well, that’s their fault. Period. That will finally bring some change to the team and a chance to new players and new polish team.
2018-02-20 17:34
i know they are bad but dont say that csgo is perfect replacement for cs 1.6, alot players would say csgo is worse than 1.6 but got better graphic and its good to watch
2018-02-21 15:34
At least, Asian CS did great work! Much cheers for TyLoo and MVP PK,
2018-02-20 13:06
Tyloo>VP=Mvp pk. That's what I take from this event.
2018-02-20 13:07
You know, overall, Asian CS is in rising now, MVP putting numbers against tier1 - 15 rounds vs SK, almost winning vs VP, and doing 17 rounds vs HR. That's a good sign of development.
2018-02-20 13:10
Still it's frustrating how Tyloo or whatever is the best Asian team cant defeat Renegades to save their lives. I mean, even Mongolz did it once.
2018-02-20 13:13
I think, there is no best team in Asia, even Tyloo said, that they are not best. Probably, communication issues, half-English and half-Chinese. And somehow, fnatic > RNG Tyloo > fnatic. RNG > Tyloo
2018-02-20 13:15
Yeah it really hurts them to have to speak potato English to communicate. As much as I like BnTeT and the other guy. Individually I think they would be much better with fancy and another Chinese talent.
2018-02-20 13:17
#55
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Australia vamped 
Renegades beat fnatic 2-0
2018-02-20 14:13
Really? Didn't know though... My coworker said, that fnatic beat RNG. :(
2018-02-20 14:17
Asian CS will never develop thanks to the garbage swiss format, along with every other low tier team. I’m pissed their first match up was vs. SK, that’s fucking bullshit on both ends lmfao. SK gets childplay on their first seed and MVP takes a mandatory loss? Seems fair.
2018-02-20 14:59
#29
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China soasurs 
Thanks for appreciation for Tyloo but they are not good enough. As a Chinese, they always make mistakes that they should have avoided.
2018-02-20 13:12
#13
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Australia Turboblaze_  
Let's go the boys!
2018-02-20 13:06
#14
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
Voxe
2018-02-20 13:06
where was u when vp was kill
2018-02-20 13:06
#16
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Finland Sandetek 
The Virtus.Pro team visited an orphanage in Kiev. "It’s heartbreaking to see their sad faces with no hope”, said Sasha age 6.
2018-02-20 13:06
#85
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India dashingdasher 
For some reason, this seems funny and sad at the same time... :/
2018-02-20 16:45
Taz was the problem. - Pasha, - Snax, - Byali only Neo like IGL.
2018-02-20 13:06
#23
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France Mevleffy 
They should just disband really
2018-02-20 13:09
They need time, when pasha changed luq back in time they lost 2 tournaments and then they got majors first place, they need some time, its not easy to play with a new member. Saying that changing taz wasnt necessary is bullshit, because its not only frags and game but also a relations between players
2018-02-20 16:20
VP must after or better before IEM Katowice 2018 KICK THIS PICE OF SHIT PASHA
2018-02-20 13:06
#28
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Brazil BrasCubas 
Fuck off. PASHA IS NOT THE PROBLEM
2018-02-20 13:12
#65
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United States Ironwolf21 
Honestly I think Snax is the problem. He has come off blaming everyone and being very toxic.
2018-02-20 15:03
If taz was problem, neo and pasha are also a problem, snax was soo good but now he doing shiet, byali can be hs machine but he dont care probably, playing other games, michu is good entry fragger with byali, but they need better sniper, pasha miss alot, neo isnt 1.6 neo who was killin everything, csgo is random shiet
2018-02-20 16:03
Neo is done and he know it Dekay in his article from january 25 write this ,,In addition to this move, the team has warned Filip "NEO" Kubski that he will also be replaced if the team’s performance doesn’t improve. ,, but what about fucking clown Pasha aka 15x AWP frags on 10 maps during SL Kiev o_0
2018-02-20 16:07
yea if they aim to be in top3 team, they need to kick them, and take others like innocent or sth, i dont follow csgo scene anymore, this game is shit
2018-02-20 16:21
#19
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
virtus kek
2018-02-20 13:07
#21
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African Union mikecool 
GG WP - the boys!!!! Tyloo definitely looking much better with xccurate though, they'll get even stronger in the future.
2018-02-20 13:09
+1
2018-02-20 13:13
#40
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Spain JasonRacism 
Xccurate is insane
2018-02-20 13:19
#102
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Indonesia Bisapakai 
Yeah, he's in mental hospital right now..
2018-02-21 04:35
Faze decimate c9 hltv.org/news/22821/faze-decimate-cloud9.. But c9 decimate VP and its like whatever they move on with a struggle... same amount of rounds for each winning team.
2018-02-20 13:09
#27
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France Mevleffy 
Well, it is just c9... Windigo beat them 16-4 2 days ago...
2018-02-20 13:10
Do you think they played that badly without any reason, think, there is ongoing tournament right now, In a few weeks iem gonna take place, they didnt want to show their strategies to oponents, thats it.
2018-02-20 16:29
Point being?
2018-02-20 13:20
#56
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
the title would be too long as all 4 teams are included rather than only 2 of them. besides, are u that much of a fangay to care about a little title? lmfao
2018-02-20 14:17
#24
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Spain JasonRacism 
One more win to go, LET'S FUCKING GO RENEGADES! ROOTING FOR YOU ALL THE WAY!
2018-02-20 13:10
#30
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Brazil arunino 
VP is the shittest team ever lol
2018-02-20 13:12
Though Nifty is not much more aggressive than him last year and the team lost his firepower NAF recently,Renegades still do a good performance,hope they can go further in this match.
2018-02-20 13:14
#39
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Spain JasonRacism 
I think Renegades will be better overall without NAF, Jks, Ustilo and AZR are all playing better with NAF leaving and Jkaem seems to be slotting in really well, Nifty is having a little slump right now but we all know he can bounce back and carry at any time, With more practice with Jkaem i think Renegades can get back into the top 10
2018-02-20 13:18
#52
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
typical nifty starts off slow and gets better as the tournament progresses happend at starladder errr i-league thank fuck they had to play havu and flash in the group stage.
2018-02-20 13:55
I think renegades should unleash jkaem. We all know what a beast he was in 2015.
2018-02-20 14:43
#61
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Spain JasonRacism 
I think they are, But the good thing is that it's not interfering with Jks too much, So they can both be stars, Jks was still the 2nd best player on Renegades when NAF was on the team but the problem is NAF took too many of Jks roles and he had to play too many he wasn't comfortable in, It wasn't a good mix, It already looks better with little practice
2018-02-20 14:47
Yeah, NAF was not the problem but took too much work of others. Jkaem performs quiet well but it seems like he is not th eone who is essential of this Australia team.Maybe they can find a better choice?Renegades is like a team which do not need the fifth?Or maybe someone like Karrigan or glave(Sorry for wrong spell)?
2018-02-21 17:50
#68
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Norway anMu 
>Renegades >top 10 Pick one
2018-02-20 15:23
#69
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Spain JasonRacism 
They got in the top 10 in 2015 in Thorins rankings, They got 12th in November then dropped off after a disappointing major, They are 16th now with a new player
2018-02-20 15:26
#87
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Norway anMu 
Once got into top 10 three years ago in random rankings of some ginger guy from UK who is pulling of these rankings out of his ass lmao. Dude pls don’t ever say that again to someone because that’s just LUL xD
2018-02-20 17:26
#88
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Spain JasonRacism 
There wasn't HLTV rankings back then, It's the only thing to go by
2018-02-20 17:32
#93
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Norway anMu 
There wasn’t hltv ranking in 2015? Dumb newfag or just baitin?
2018-02-20 19:08
#94
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Spain JasonRacism 
HLTV rankings started very very late 2015
2018-02-20 19:09
Honestly, how can you go from almost winning a major, having an epic BO5 against SK to this? It baffles me. Same for NiP.
2018-02-20 13:15
EPICENTER was rigged obviously
2018-02-20 20:55
Stupid move kicking taz when you still have players like pasha and byali on your team, lelkek.
2018-02-20 13:17
#42
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Indonesia Not_A_Carry 
"Cloud9 and Renegades live to fight another day at StarSeries i-League Season 4 after defeating Virtus.pro and Renegades, respectively, by 2-0 scorelines." Wow, Renegades defeat themself xd
2018-02-20 13:23
"CLOUD9, RENEGADES MARCH ON AT STARSERIES; VIRTUS.PRO, TYLOO ELIMINATED" Lel
2018-02-20 13:24
#45
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Denmark Xipingu 
Rip V.Premier and LULnatic. :(
2018-02-20 13:27
#46
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Singapore Nephalith 
Another tournament, another embarrassment. VP might never recover their form again. End of the road is nigh.
2018-02-20 13:30
#47
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Europe KittyChamp 
Boston major history repeating? Cloud9 was 0:2 at Boston Major then they beat VP and eventually win the whole tournament.
2018-02-20 13:34
And beat faze in the final ez
2018-02-20 14:44
-pasha +minise
2018-02-20 13:31
Michu is probably thinking to himself wtf da f*ck am i doing in this team...
2018-02-20 13:32
Bottomfragging?
2018-02-20 14:52
Rip vp
2018-02-20 13:33
#53
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
renegades lucked out so hard getting jkaem, now just replace ustilo and azr and they'll be a good team
2018-02-20 13:58
#54
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Indonesia gordnc 
its time to swap another chinese to indonesian player
2018-02-20 14:10
No need to hate VP all day long , age is age , your reflex is going down as you get older . Same happening to Get_Right and f0rest as they also gets older every day . You still need to remember one thing , VP was on the top for quite long , you can hate them all day long but VP players have loads of money in bank ( Probably setup for life ) they don't have to go to work every day , they have fantastic history of achievements . STOP HATE what is the point ? You should wish them all the best to come back instead just kick them when they lay on the floor . SHAME ON ALL HLTV HATERS
2018-02-20 14:26
Ffs they are not 50 years old, look at Federer, LeBron or other athletes, dominating in mid 30s, its all about the mindset and motivation. Vp problem is that they earn too much money, with org not pushing them to improve, doing stale thing over and over again. Pasha who isnt youngest was performing the best last year, while snax and byali dropped massively in their skill... Also very wrong move to kick only taz , michu is no better than him...
2018-02-20 14:56
how old you are ?
2018-02-20 15:23
Older than you
2018-02-20 15:54
^^ hehe
2018-02-20 16:34
he said the truth
2018-02-20 16:34
you are 27 I am 33 , so in couple years you will know what I was talking about reflex dummy :)
2018-02-21 15:03
+100000
2018-02-20 16:34
#66
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
TyLoo really need to practice more in EU or NA maybe, they already giving their best, and i know they can do more than this And Jkaem Seems like has been pretty fit into this team.. hope rng will announce him as a player not stand in <3
2018-02-20 15:04
#70
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Latvia FENICH 
As much I love VP, time is over. Snax some time ago was one of the best players and look at him now. He needs new team asap
2018-02-20 15:34
#73
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Stop inviting Virtus.Pro pls
2018-02-20 15:52
I believe VP can recover after such a disaster tournament and can't wait for IEM Katowice. I have hope all those bad comments will disappear after next few events and we will see what guys can do. I don't know how many fans remember old days (2006-2009) with Taz when he was behaving as adult on scene and now he was cocky, talking bullshit all the time during interviews - looks like he believed that he is a superstar or smth... but truth is that real star is Neo - quiet, calm and well behaving all the time, doing what he should do - pure brain and skill - real old time superstar player. I think that youngsters like Snax, byali and also older pasha need some ice cube water on their heads to start preparing better for tournaments. Hope this tournament will help them to find motivation again. Real fans will always support you guys! Can't understand this trash talks now when 4 months ago you played epic battle in EPICENTRE 2017 and loosing just 2-3 to SK - comon people it's not fair saying such things to those guys...
2018-02-20 16:46
this community is such a cancer, i really hope none of the pro players is reading this stuff, team A wins an event = gods , omg best team, same team loses 1 match = noobs, retire, die, this isnt normal
2018-02-20 18:24
Wanted Gambit and HR to go through, but that was impossible, so its cool! bb Gambit, gg HR, gl!
2018-02-20 18:38
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