Gambit clinch ECS Season 5 spot

Professeur
March 9th, 2018 00:27

Gambit defeated Natus Vincere 2-0 (16-6 Cobblestone, 16-12 Overpass) in the upper bracket final of the ECS Season 5 Europe Challenge Cup, earning a spot in ECS.

The first team to qualify for ECS Season 5 Europe from the Challenger Cup has been decided today, as Gambit took down Natus Vincere.

The match kicked off on Cobblestone, the Ukrainian team's map pick, where they weren't able to get the good CT start, but still ended with a respectable number of six rounds going into the Terrorist side. However, Gambit locked it down on the defensive side, with Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov, Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev and Rustem "mou" Telepov putting up strong performances to close the map quickly, 16-6.

Hobbit's squad finally secured a spot in a top-tier online league

Overpass followed, where Natus Vincere started off much better, grabbing a 7-4 lead as Terrorists despite losing the pistol. However, with Denis "seized" Kostin on the forefront, Gambit recovered and took the lead going into the second half, 8-7.

Despite an anti-force loss, Gambit were able to establish themselves on the Terrorist side early and contain Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev well enough to grab a 16-12 victory and a 2-0 for the series.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 44 - 36 +8 98.5 1.35
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 43 - 39 +4 86.6 1.17
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 32 - 38 -6 81.2 0.96
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 24 - 38 -14 60.7 0.66
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 21 - 43 -22 46.2 0.62
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 42 - 33 +9 95.9 1.34
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 43 - 35 +8 83.3 1.29
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 41 - 34 +7 93.2 1.23
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 36 - 34 +2 83.5 1.15
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 32 - 28 +4 60.6 0.99

With this result, Gambit have, for the first time, qualified for one of the two top online leagues. The squad is currently playing their fourth consecutive ESEA MDL season in hopes of qualifying for ESL Pro League, and have failed in their last four attempts to make ECS, placing third the last two times.

The following teams now have a spot in ECS Season 5:

Denmark Astralis France Envy
Europe FaZe Sweden fnatic
France G2 Poland Virtus.pro
Europe mousesports Sweden NiP
Kazakhstan Gambit Europe TBD
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1237
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1345
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
NiKo | 
Croatia AzorAhai 
Bravo
2018-03-09 00:27
#9
gabs | 
Andorra DiaRhea 
no
2018-03-09 00:28
#91
REZ | 
Kazakhstan EmirT 
Who said that gambit didnt deserve the spot on dreamhack?
2018-03-09 09:26
Its incredible how a single player can ruin an entire team...loo ok at NaVi... 2nd at Cluj (the last major win for EnVyUs) 2nd at ESL ESEA 2 (defeated LG, lost to unbeatable fnatic) 2nd at Starladder (lost to unbeatable fnatic), 3-4th at IEM (lost to LG) 2nd at MLG (lost to LG) 2nd at DH Malmo (lost to NiP) 3-4th at ELEAGUE (lost to just fnatic). After s1mple joined - failure after failure.
2018-03-09 13:21
#123
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
#fanlogic
2018-03-09 13:43
And before he joined they were out in groups.
2018-03-09 14:18
What are you talking about? Did you even read my post?
2018-03-09 17:00
with s1mple they won their first major, right? also look at the score. Zeus at 21-43. Even if he was a stratcaller that is not up to standard. People have bad days and bad matches even on the top level, and we don't know shit what's going on in Navi. Only they know.
2018-03-10 10:28
Seized, back? - Page 15 of my book is out btw
2018-03-09 00:28
#10
gabs | 
Andorra DiaRhea 
No late
2018-03-09 00:28
Yeah, someone has a better internet connection than me
2018-03-09 00:29
#65
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Other Roosterboi 
no ones gonna read your book if youre that slow
2018-03-09 06:56
33 #1 in 4 weeks is good enough
2018-03-09 06:58
I still think he is as good as he was in 2016 for some reason.
2018-03-09 07:10
#3
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Australia aucs 
nice
2018-03-09 00:27
#4
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Ukraine ketinng 
Gratz
2018-03-09 00:27
#5
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Ukraine SLGay 
Ez
2018-03-09 00:28
gambit playing in an online league PogChamp
2018-03-09 00:28
#35
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Russia RoneEZ 
And it not esea
2018-03-09 00:54
stifmeister to beat gambit in the london major final
2018-03-09 01:10
NT. Papa London school will buy the major and VP win
2018-03-09 03:32
#84
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Netherlands DerFuhrer 
Stifmeister=wind and rain
2018-03-09 08:52
#8
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gj
2018-03-09 00:28
NA'VI LUL
2018-03-09 00:29
#13
Snax | 
India editz10 
Navi kick Guardian and navi loss Navi Kick Seized and navi loss :')
2018-03-09 00:29
#14
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CIS s1mpletop0ne 
hahaha GAMBOT onlinerz.... HAHAHA s1mple god bot zeus and bot edward
2018-03-09 00:30
#18
Snax | 
India editz10 
Idk why Navi pick Again Zeus Bcoz PGL win xD lul
2018-03-09 00:32
#70
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
If u can't understand such simple things, u are so young
2018-03-09 07:28
Zeus > India cs
2018-03-09 11:01
#103
Snax | 
India editz10 
Csgo Bot Aim > Zeus Aim kek :')
2018-03-09 11:03
Pea > your brain
2018-03-09 18:21
#138
Snax | 
India editz10 
Hello fan
2018-03-09 18:21
pls stop
2018-03-09 00:33
change nickname simpledrocher
2018-03-09 03:46
#124
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Haha
2018-03-09 13:44
Gambit - Lanbit Navi without Guardian is noob team
2018-03-09 08:57
#88
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CIS s1mpletop0ne 
haha who needs fatian when GOD s1mple destroying bot faze
2018-03-09 09:17
It's lucky .It was home championship
2018-03-09 09:24
Faze stronger then Navi
2018-03-09 09:25
gambit online is a joke anyways...
2018-03-09 00:31
which is why navi should be even more disappointed
2018-03-09 00:33
navi is a joke online as well. most teams are. online CS is a joke. look at the pro league results bratan: most of the time an online bo2 ends 1:1. last night optic vs c9 i actually watched the first map lol. c9 smashed them, next map c9 got smashed on their best map by fucking optic lol who the fuck gives a shit about that lol
2018-03-09 00:47
#44
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Israel BoyMcFacto 
Thats no excuse. Its like home vs away matches in football. Yeah its understandable that its tougher then LAN but its still a part of the game.
2018-03-09 02:14
#46
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Yup
2018-03-09 02:29
no, its not like fucking home vs away matches in football. its more like a random practice match that gets sold to the fans as the real deal for ez money.
2018-03-09 09:47
1 year ago we call Gambit - Lanbit
2018-03-09 00:43
#16
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United States PsychoLogical 
Natus Premier
2018-03-09 00:31
#24
Snax | 
India editz10 
Navi??not simple Vincere :')
2018-03-09 00:33
#17
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United States jaeger_steam 
kick_edward_and_zeus_ffs
2018-03-09 00:32
How tf u expect to win something with BOTZeus?
2018-03-09 00:33
#72
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
stfu and look at history on main CIS derby. Its very principled
2018-03-09 07:32
#20
MSL | 
China NA_LUL 
VP in ECS LUL
2018-03-09 00:33
seized wrecking his old team LUL
2018-03-09 00:33
Yikes lanbit or these days gambot in an online league? Calling it they will be in last place
2018-03-09 00:33
you know virtus is still in the league
2018-03-09 02:26
oh man i guess gambot will be second to last then
2018-03-09 02:31
check zeus inventory please
2018-03-09 00:34
#27
NiKo | 
Brazil Grell 
Damn ECS in Europe will be so hard, just 4 spots for this teams fight, and Na'Vi has the chance to qualify too.
2018-03-09 00:34
#28
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Spain akproxx 
kick edwatd and zeus and bring angeil and some one from vega
2018-03-09 00:35
#30
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Poland Marcines 
seized revange
2018-03-09 00:45
#31
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
Natus S1mplere
2018-03-09 00:45
#75
seized | 
Russia duxhux 
Eshkereee
2018-03-09 07:58
#32
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France Deadfish 
s1mple can't carry zeus forever.
2018-03-09 00:46
#33
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
Seized Decoy savage
2018-03-09 00:46
lul they will legit end up being last place since we know how gambit plays online
2018-03-09 01:08
Whenever is I see a Navi scoreboard I think of those lifting fail videos where people deadlift with rounded backs and go to snap city. That's basically s1mples life.
2018-03-09 01:10
#48
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
If simple would just keep his mouth shut and get along with people he would be on a top 5 team. I mean personally i believe he should be on a top 3 team and people should put up with his shit. His skill celling is well worth the bs. The dude is a fucking god on the aggressive awp and rifle. Sad to see such a talent wasting away right now. I like seeing him in navi but his surroundings are not paying off. If they can tighten up even by 20% they will be a contender. Honestly i think hed be better off with taz's new team.
2018-03-09 02:36
But realistically where would you put him? TaZs is just a report right now and even if you would put him there I don't think that team has talents that compare with flamie and electronic. Personally I'd put World Edit in Navi instead of Edward and let s1mple rifle/second awp.
2018-03-09 03:11
#53
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Thats not a bad idea. If i placed him on a rebuild team it would be with taz. if i had to pick a team for him to be xferd to right now it would be back to liquid
2018-03-09 03:16
#39
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Turkey haram123 
seized omg :D
2018-03-09 01:20
#40
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Norway anMu 
-shitronic -tox1mple +seized +guardian Make navi great again
2018-03-09 01:38
-flamie +starix
2018-03-09 01:45
#43
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
ye make navi tier 4 nice idea 5 washed up players in 1 team
2018-03-09 01:51
#50
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Lol -simple is a death sentence. Why would they want to to tier nothing? Hes their best player by far. If u think simple is the problem your brain dead. Their problem is aim plain and simple. If zeus would perform evem 15% better they would win a lot more games. Being an igl takes a toll. I hope zeus recovers honestly. Hes a blast to watch when hes on.
2018-03-09 02:39
#108
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Norway anMu 
Ye that’s why 2015/2016 navi with seized, zeus, edward, guardian and flamie were consistent top 2-5 team. You are either new fag who started following pro scene in 2017 or s1mple’s fan girl.
2018-03-09 11:32
#133
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Lol ur cute. The reason navi did better back then is it was just a better team all around. They were all peaking. That and their game plans were still fresh. Zeus is trying to still run those same executes while losing aim power and their aggressive attitude. Now its just simple on the aggressive plays.
2018-03-09 16:56
Seized will not join Navi
2018-03-09 15:10
#42
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
S1mple always 1vs9 not good
2018-03-09 01:51
#57
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Brazil cadik 
you are totally right s1mple is 1 vs 9 he plays against own team i are agree
2018-03-09 03:57
s1mple and coldzera are equally good at destroying Na'Vi
2018-03-09 09:28
#97
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Brazil cadik 
+1 kkkkkkkkkkk
2018-03-09 09:36
#49
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Russia RailenMay 
seized congrats, I hope he win something for gambit, cuz all navi achievements are purchase s1mple, who playing 1 vs 9 everywhere. atleast gambit playing like a team, though not always.
2018-03-09 02:38
Seized's form is looking good
2018-03-09 02:45
#58
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Brazil cadik 
ofc you will play better when there is no pressure from team destoyer aka s1mple aka eco_exit_fragger_who_thinks_that_he_is_good
2018-03-09 04:04
lul
2018-03-09 06:45
youtube.com/watch?v=9VV_Hzpm59Q&app=desk.. Probably, s1mple was still in Gambot and was ruining the whole atmosphere in Gambot, right? Curiously, Proud Faze Fan since 1999.
2018-03-09 08:08
#56
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Brazil cadik 
Seized was the problem NAVI LMAO #s1mpleteamdestoyer #s1mpledestoyedNAVI
2018-03-09 03:56
That's why BaVi played in a grand final of Starseries while Gambot went out in groups and enjoyed their time playing MDL? LMAO Sincerely, Proud Faze Fan since 1999.
2018-03-09 08:06
#85
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Brazil cadik 
Yes and thats why NAVo are notitlers 2017 and GAMBIT MAJOR CHAMPIONS #s1mpleteamdestoyer #s1mpledestoyedNAVI
2018-03-09 08:56
Have they won a major with seized? No Have they made out of groups on the last major? No Keep dreaming. Sincerely, Proud Faze Fan since 1999.
2018-03-09 11:18
Na'Vi tier1 titles since ESL One New York???
2018-03-09 09:31
Gambit results with seized? Curiously, Proud Faze Fan since 1999.
2018-03-09 11:19
Na'Vi results with s1mple Na'Vi results with Andi Na'Vi results with Zeus Na'Vi results with Kane Na'Vi results with electronic This is not about particular player, Natus Vincere management is one of the shittiest managements in the whole CS:GO scene. Na'Vi players play bad not because they are shit (they aren't), but because they are allowed to play bad and still get salary. If 5 players from Na'Vi would be signed by another organisation, the would show better results right away.
2018-03-09 11:25
#110
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Norway anMu 
Ye difference is gambit is not built as top tier team that should win tier 1 events on regular basis while navi got much bigger budget and their goal is become elite CIS team. Btw seized is in gambit few weeks while s1mple is in navi almost 2 years so your arguement is dumb just like you.
2018-03-09 11:42
#109
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Norway anMu 
Edit wrong reply
2018-03-09 11:42
#59
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
seized > NaVi LUL
2018-03-09 04:44
"Clinch"... butt cheeks
2018-03-09 04:53
#61
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Malaysia byaIi 
seizedGODtop1
2018-03-09 05:12
#62
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Sweden wyv0 
Seized is a god in Gambit, coincidence that he became this good when leaving Na'Vi? Ithink not
2018-03-09 05:34
Yeah, that's why Gambit went out in groups on Starseries LUL Sincerely, Proud Faze Fan since 1999.
2018-03-09 08:05
#120
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Sweden wyv0 
S1mple is a god, however consistently out in groups since 2016
2018-03-09 13:13
First of all, that's a lie. Get your facts straight then open your mouth. And can't take a person seriously if he thinks after several online bo3 call seized a god LUL. Sincerely, Proud Faze Fan since 1999.
2018-03-09 14:08
#131
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Sweden wyv0 
S1mple top 3 player, Na'Vi still irrelevant See where im going with this?
2018-03-09 15:55
#63
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United States subzera 
boring
2018-03-09 06:30
zeus 46 ADR -22 in 50 rounds dead in 43 out of 50 rounds XD
2018-03-09 07:00
#69
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United States StewieOnLAN 
zeus throw LOL
2018-03-09 07:10
#71
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Germany Constikdw 
S1mple still with a 1.35 Rating, what a beast...but Zeus and Edward suck so badly...
2018-03-09 07:31
#73
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Brazil Gunzel 
so expected tbh
2018-03-09 07:42
Finally Gambit in a decent league, good luck!
2018-03-09 07:49
haha natus dniwere
2018-03-09 08:09
-edward -zeuscyberschool
2018-03-09 08:09
Basically, that means teams have easy points playing against Gambot and bot seized. Respectfully, Proud Faze Fan since 1999.
2018-03-09 08:10
#82
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Ukraine yaron4ik24 
Gambit only normal games for NaVi. Navi good games for tier-1 teams. Gambit won game Navi won tournament
2018-03-09 08:10
Which tier1 tournament Na'Vi won since ESL One New York?
2018-03-09 09:33
#99
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Ukraine yaron4ik24 
Gambit won NaVi for DH Winter, NaVi won DH Winter. Gambit won NaVi for Major - Gambit 11 position, NaVi - 3d place Gambit lose for SLTV season 4 and 12-14 placed, NaVi - 2d place Gambit only good focus for CIS derby for Navi. NaVi play for ESL Pro League, Gambit - 3 season play ESEA MDL Understand my friend, Gambit won PGL up for 3 position HLTV rank and rolled down for half a year
2018-03-09 09:47
They told that now Gambit hasn't any feelings playing against NaVi . Gambit is a new team changed roles , added player which now 1,34 rating against his ex team
2018-03-09 11:22
#113
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Ukraine yaron4ik24 
Ahahah yes Denis seized Kostin - 1.02 for Fragsters, 0.97 for Divizon, 0.22 Sprout, 1,09 EnVy Academy very hard player!!!
2018-03-09 12:27
#116
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Navi 4th and gambit 9th at major, but nt
2018-03-09 12:39
#117
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Ukraine yaron4ik24 
dude NaVi 3-d place, GamBot - 10 hltv.org/events/3247/eleague-major-2018
2018-03-09 13:09
#83
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Latvia Xaity 
gratz !
2018-03-09 08:38
#87
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Ukraine Najara 
0 motivation for Navi Thats why they losed to Gambots Still will get the slot and win this rofloturnament Ez for Navi
2018-03-09 08:59
#100
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
"Gambit buttclenched spot"
2018-03-09 09:50
#101
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
wut?
2018-03-09 10:07
GAMBIT TOP ONE
2018-03-09 12:08
#112
dupreeh | 
Denmark Hety 
I think sprout should get it, they did beat gambit 16-3....
2018-03-09 12:23
#115
NiKo | 
Portugal kyzzj 
ahahahaahaah
2018-03-09 12:38
Simple and Flamie need a new young team with upcoming talents that got the drive and motivation, instead of these old washed up players that will never improve
2018-03-09 13:10
maybe electronic could be part of that team too, he just hasn't impressed me much so far^^
2018-03-09 13:12
- kane + starix
2018-03-09 13:35
esli kane uidet uidet li zeus s nim?
2018-03-09 15:07
S1mple VIncere
2018-03-09 15:09
I Personally believe that after zeus exit , Gambit didnt get a gud IGLing
2018-03-09 16:03
#135
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Russia AndruhaPower 
Congratz to gambit , but still , with such high expectations u just can't imagine they fall so deep . just as navi did. but still happy for gambit yay
2018-03-09 17:42
seized > s1mple btw
2018-03-09 17:57
#139
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
"Clinched" It was a pretty dominant showing.
2018-03-09 18:34
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