IEM Sydney on-air team announced

MIRAA
April 14th, 2018 11:10

ESL has revealed the on-air team for IEM Sydney's English broadcast.

The Australian event will run from May 1-6, with the knockout stages being held at the Qudos Bank Arena in front of an audience on the last three days of the competition.

OJ Borg and Alex "Machine" Richardson will be hosting the show, while Tres "stunna" Saranthus will be working on the sidelines as a reporter. Local talent will be given the chance to shine as there will be two Australian casting pairs in addition to analyst duo Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Iain "SnypeR" Turner.

OJ Borg will be the stage host in Sydney

Below you can find the complete on-air team for the English broadcast:

United Kingdom OJ Borg - Stage Host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Reporter

United Kingdom Alex “Machine” Richardson - Desk host

Australia Iain "SnypeR" Turner - Analyst
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunovic - Analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Australia Jordan "Elfishguy" Mays - Commentator
Australia Tim "Brainstorm" Dunne - Commentator
Australia Kevin "KaRath" Zhu - Commentator
Australia Mitchell "pili" Pilipowski - Commentator

United States DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer
United States Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
Australia Michael "MC" Campagna - Observer

Thirteen of the 16 tournament spots at IEM Sydney have already been filled, with FaZe, SK and mousesports among the teams invited. The final three spots in the $250,000 tournament will be determined by the Oceanic qualifier, which is already underway.

Australia Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
#1
shroud | 
Albania ez_first 
why no sadokist
2018-04-14 11:11
#11
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Austria shaakeh 
Sadokist best
2018-04-14 11:12
Yeah sadokist is the best caster for sure
2018-04-14 11:13
cmonBruh
2018-04-14 11:15
Hahahahahahaha
2018-04-14 12:18
sadokist doesnt do tournaments that he considers "50% tournaments"
2018-04-14 18:12
+1
2018-04-14 11:38
+1: Sad comments, but Jesus preaches forgivness, cmon...
2018-04-14 19:37
Because of racist words
2018-04-14 11:12
Did you cry Swedistan?
2018-04-14 11:30
Nej
2018-04-14 11:31
#57
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Brazil _Awper 
Did you cry Swedistan?
2018-04-14 11:35
#73
NiKo | 
India bbluejayy 
Did you cry Swedistan?
2018-04-14 11:48
#146
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Australia sazzgsu 
Did you cry Swedistan?
2018-04-14 16:33
#17
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Denmark F1skereN 
Cuz He racist xD but dix out for spunj
2018-04-14 11:13
#74
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France BLITZiwnl 
How is he racist LMAO, kids these days
2018-04-14 11:49
Ikr?! Surely they won't be laughing for long, when the hijad waves reach the Danes, then they will become the 2nd Sweden
2018-04-14 11:58
#111
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Denmark F1skereN 
hahahahhahhaahahhhahaha
2018-04-14 13:05
#22
kennyS | 
United Kingdom ThiJO 
Rip sadokist best anime plot twist imo
2018-04-14 11:13
#77
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Sweden Zolity 
yeah we need sadokist
2018-04-14 11:52
#88
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Germany zeolikk 
No
2018-04-14 12:13
#91
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Sweden Zolity 
why no?
2018-04-14 12:17
#93
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Germany zeolikk 
Because of that thing he did on stream, don't you remember? He's banned on twitch
2018-04-14 12:19
#94
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Sweden Zolity 
i know that. But aren't u overreacting? Cos it feels like atleast 70 percent of the community wants him to be there
2018-04-14 12:20
#97
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Germany zeolikk 
I mean, imo he deserved it fo swearing like that while streaming. And since he is banned on twitch he's not allowed to be shown on other channels afaik. These channels would be banned as well then.
2018-04-14 12:22
#95
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Australia OkraN 
Because he’s banned from twitch so therefore any stream he appears in will be banned too
2018-04-14 12:21
#102
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France BLITZiwnl 
Surprised he hasn't appealed his ban yet. obviously, if he wanted to be on DH Marseilles it would've been easy
2018-04-14 12:26
#100
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Australia 248thcomment 
He was banned on Twitch for saying racial slurs and cannot be on any other Twitch stream
2018-04-14 12:24
+1
2018-04-14 18:10
sad :{
2018-04-14 19:46
#163
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Sweden Squtzy 
No Sadokist = Shit tournament...
2018-04-15 14:12
#2
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Noice
2018-04-14 11:11
#3
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Australia tehN 
sadokist xDDDDD
2018-04-14 11:11
#4
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Brazil BanMeIfYouCan 
sadoKKKist still Banned
2018-04-14 11:11
#103
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France BLITZiwnl 
Only reason he is still banned is because he hasn't appealed yet.
2018-04-14 12:27
#5
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Turkey bysemsam 
RIP SADO
2018-04-14 11:11
No sadokist :(
2018-04-14 11:11
#78
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Sweden Zolity 
Yeah its sad to not have him in the tournament :(
2018-04-14 11:53
#7
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Denmark LUL69xD 
Sado OMEGALUL
2018-04-14 11:11
no anders tho :(
2018-04-14 11:13
#9
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Norway FLEX9INE 
pansy > anders KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2018-04-14 11:12
#10
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Israel altandi 
sadokist was robbed
2018-04-14 11:12
RIP SADO -|-
2018-04-14 11:12
no HenryG, Sadokist and Thorin <33333
2018-04-14 11:12
#31
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Denmark fyhn 
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator ?????
2018-04-14 11:16
Its too early for me
2018-04-14 11:17
#41
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Denmark fyhn 
Haha, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
2018-04-14 11:24
Thank god ESL is not as retarded as you to invite that autist ginger to tournaments.
2018-04-14 11:24
True. I will invite Thorin (who I dont like at all) to every single tournament I host.
2018-04-14 11:25
+1 haha
2018-04-14 11:43
#14
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United States Acetk 
No sadokist wow they must have really cheaped out this year smh
2018-04-14 11:12
Sadokist looool
2018-04-14 11:13
#19
smooya | 
Israel TwixRG 
No sadokist,removing the best caster of all time because one mistake he made..
2018-04-14 11:13
Semmler, Anders >>>> sadocringe
2018-04-14 11:23
Semmler is the biggest cringe caster and fake hyper of all time so im glad he left
2018-04-14 12:12
"sadocringe" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> CringeHarry
2018-04-14 12:39
semmler is marginally better anyway
2018-04-14 11:25
What happened? :D
2018-04-14 22:53
-pansy +pimp
2018-04-14 11:13
#23
prius | 
United States Prius 
POGGERS
2018-04-14 11:14
Bring back sadokist
2018-04-14 11:14
#25
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Israel altandi 
lul idiots hating on pansy cause she's a woman
2018-04-14 11:14
#53
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
shes a shit caster with no game knowledge
2018-04-14 11:31
#54
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Israel altandi 
never happened
2018-04-14 11:32
#68
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
what
2018-04-14 11:44
She's one of the best casters rn. Her and Moses are a great casting duo
2018-04-14 13:29
#127
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
haha nice joke Bardolph and DDK >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Moses >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pansey
2018-04-14 13:51
Never claimed they were better than bardolph and ddk.
2018-04-14 14:01
#130
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
‘best casters rn’
2018-04-14 14:19
fucking dumb troll. "one of the" is not in your vocabulary mate ?
2018-04-14 14:21
#132
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
shes nothing close to the best caster shes shit and knows jack shit about cs
2018-04-14 14:39
#138
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Sweden crindz 
she's fine, and her+moses do make a pretty good duo.
2018-04-14 14:55
#141
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
how can u actually stand listening to someone that has no game knowledge, yet pretend she knows what she is talking about.
2018-04-14 15:15
#142
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Sweden crindz 
she knows enough, moses fills in when it get's complicated. it's fine tbh.
2018-04-14 15:17
#143
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
moses shouldnt need to carry this mindless shit excuse for a caster, id rather have Blu cast the games.
2018-04-14 15:18
#144
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Sweden crindz 
god no, not blu. nah, i like her so she stays, bois! #FREEPANSY
2018-04-14 15:23
#27
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Slovakia pr1ece38 
Where is Smixity (Sue Lee)
2018-04-14 11:16
Giving me head
2018-04-14 11:39
#69
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
kinky
2018-04-14 11:44
OJ BORG <33333333
2018-04-14 11:16
Happy with moses and chad and machine but who are the others besides pansy and henry
2018-04-14 11:16
#34
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Israel altandi 
you don't know who ynk is? wut
2018-04-14 11:18
oh shit didn’t see his name thy fuck
2018-04-14 11:28
#71
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
u not know Snyper? Newfag?
2018-04-14 11:45
Yea i know him he played for Vox and casted last year
2018-04-14 13:08
#30
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Turkey OdinA 
No sadokist, Anders and redeye...
2018-04-14 11:16
#32
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Rip Sado and no Anders and Bleh, shit tournament
2018-04-14 11:17
shit tourni because some talent isnt there? are u fucking mental?
2018-04-14 11:25
#75
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Czech Republic Rewask 
triggered ausie lol
2018-04-14 11:50
ur the one that is triggered coz ur a fanboy of some on air talent and them not being there causes u to have a cry lol, im not triggered im just baffled but how retarded some people are, including you
2018-04-14 12:10
#84
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Czech Republic Rewask 
... Reply needs to have actual content
2018-04-14 12:11
#133
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Are you sober?
2018-04-14 14:41
#136
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Czech Republic Rewask 
A bit of overexaggerating doesnt mean im drunk. Btw. i wanted to trigger some people too
2018-04-14 14:44
Scrawny best
2018-04-14 11:19
Peimi "Peimi" Peimi Observer.
2018-04-14 11:19
#37
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Turkey Realtycsgo 
Rip sadokist anders and semmler 😳😳
2018-04-14 11:20
#39
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Liechtenstein MARY0761 
YAAAAAAASSSS NO SADOKKKIST🙌🏻🙌🏻👌🏻
2018-04-14 11:23
how come no thorin? i dont care what anyone says his analysis is some of the best
2018-04-14 11:24
#56
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
hes annoying as fuck, cocky ginger cunt. ex-players always make the best analysts because they actually know how the game works SPUNJ, YNK, Sean, nothing , launders > Thorin
2018-04-14 11:33
players get mad because he isnt afraid to tell the truth and is very blunt about it, mind you majority of players think hes fine just some special snowflakes get mad when they are criticized themselves. I actually dont see how hes annoying, specify why exactly you find him annoying? being cocky, how? he has confidence in what he says, thats not being cocky.
2018-04-14 12:12
#98
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
Yes it is lol literally makes him cocky. I find it annoying that he talks shit despite knowing nothing about a team system and is so shit at the game himself. The ex players are so much better than him for very good reasons
2018-04-14 12:23
#98
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
Yes it is lol literally makes him cocky. I find it annoying that he talks shit despite knowing nothing about a team system and is so shit at the game himself. The ex players are so much better than him for very good reasons
2018-04-14 12:23
except for the fact fnatic at their prime wanted him as coach ;)
2018-04-14 12:33
#108
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
it never happened tho lol
2018-04-14 13:00
coz he turned it down, other very good teams have offered him and RL similar roles, they spoke about it on by the numbers, im not gonna go find it since i take it you're a hater anyway and i cbf wasting my time as a result
2018-04-14 13:16
#117
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
lol k thorin is a cunt anyways i always skip desks with him on hes also the biggest hypocrite ever just look at his twitter
2018-04-14 13:23
#109
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
also source? iwasdontknoethisdetails also 3 years ago lol
2018-04-14 13:01
#134
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Esl doesnt like Thoorin
2018-04-14 14:42
their loss
2018-04-14 15:09
#46
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Israel sNuiik 
no sado and no andres lol rip
2018-04-14 11:27
Hahaahahahahhha fucking rest in peace sado btw i m sorry for him :((((((((((
2018-04-14 11:27
Rip sadokist
2018-04-14 11:28
no sado, no party
2018-04-14 11:29
we want thorin
2018-04-14 11:32
no we don't
2018-04-14 11:38
#115
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Germany Majorcasper 
We want
2018-04-14 13:16
#58
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Brazil _Awper 
In some tournaments the only good thing is Sue Lee, rip my chinese girl :(
2018-04-14 11:36
Sadokist or riot
2018-04-14 11:38
Sadokist haha
2018-04-14 11:39
#64
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India akashcsgo 
SADOKIST IS THE BEST
2018-04-14 11:40
Pansy why?
2018-04-14 11:40
RIP sadokist u will be dearly missed
2018-04-14 11:41
>Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator NO! NO! NO! NO !NO ! PLS NO!!!!!! WHY!!!
2018-04-14 11:44
#72
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
+1 now officially not watching the tournament or at least watching games in mute if mousesports are playing
2018-04-14 11:46
#76
Lemmy | 
Germany Vikernes 
Sadokist is an ass and we wont be working with him again
2018-04-14 11:50
sadokist is one of the worst casters ever 0 cs knowledge, fake hype, gay, annoying af
2018-04-14 11:57
rip sadokist
2018-04-14 12:02
sadokist is so annoying i'm glad he's gone for now
2018-04-14 12:06
Alex “Machine” Richardson <3
2018-04-14 12:13
#89
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Sweden flippig 
+1 alex = bestest
2018-04-14 12:17
#101
s1mple | 
Poland swstk 
DJ "Prius" Kuntz damn he must have been bullied in school for his name AND second name
2018-04-14 12:25
#121
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Well, not really. Murica doesnt really use the word "Cunt"
2018-04-14 13:33
#106
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Europe treyhard 
FUCKING GIVE ME SADOKIST YOU RETARDS
2018-04-14 12:54
Sados carreer is over
2018-04-14 12:57
#110
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Australia SirBorris 
Congrats to the Aussie casters/observers involved tho! Elfish, Brainstorm, Karath, Pili, MC Go get em <3
2018-04-14 13:03
#112
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Azerbaijan onuRRRR 
no thorshit noice
2018-04-14 13:06
Why the fuck is that pansy dude doing here again...? Annoying af and dumb af
2018-04-14 13:11
Pansy is fine, why so much hate ?
2018-04-14 13:33
Thank you IEM Sydney for not recruiting Anders who is the most overated CSGO caster of all time . Sincerely !!!!
2018-04-14 13:31
Hey but why no Bardolph?? Bardolph is DA BEST
2018-04-14 13:33
#123
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Denmark oskarsports 
Rip sadokist
2018-04-14 13:39
No sadokist but Ethnic cleanser Janko is ok?????
2018-04-14 13:41
#125
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Serbia livefour 
free sadokist
2018-04-14 13:47
Machine and SPUNJ on the same desk.... now THAT is fap material right there Also congratz big boy brainstorm
2018-04-14 13:48
#128
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
au talent :D
2018-04-14 14:01
#135
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
No anders, no sadokist, but, the things change with time
2018-04-14 14:44
#137
oskar | 
Czech Republic ZiFF_ 
We Want Sadokist Back
2018-04-14 14:48
#140
TaZ | 
Other Kapparino 
fak sadocunt.
2018-04-14 15:12
No Sadokist - No Party.
2018-04-14 16:26
Spunj <3
2018-04-14 16:45
#148
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United States lockZmith 
everyone going batshit about sado, but where's anders
2018-04-14 16:58
#149
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Norway Qua5r00 
#FREESADO
2018-04-14 17:48
Tier 1 for sure
2018-04-14 18:16
#153
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
SAD OMEGALUL KIST
2018-04-14 18:16
This event gonna be good pogchamp
2018-04-14 18:16
"Observer" eksD
2018-04-15 05:25
OHHHHHHHH FALLEN STOP BLOWING MY MIND
2018-04-15 06:51
Rip sado
2018-04-15 10:30
Pansy is there to fill the female quota so there not seen as female hating to keep the social justice warriors at bay.
2018-04-15 10:37
#162
sL4M | 
CIS LRtx 
>pansy ok
2018-04-15 10:38
No zescht no party
2018-04-18 16:20
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