FaZe deny fnatic comeback; to face TyLoo in semi-finals

FaZe have secured their spot in the IEM Sydney semi-finals after besting fnatic 2-0 (Cache 16-8, Mirage 16-14).

Starting as Terrorists on the opening map, Cache, FaZe got off on the right foot with a pistol round going their way. The first two gunrounds saw the Swedes defend the A bombsite without much trouble, but the European side replied with a miraculous round victory on B with just one P250 and four Glocks.

After two more successful B attacks, the momentum swung back in favor of FaZe, who were leading 8-2 and were looking to establish a dominant half. However, fnatic put their foot down and secured four out of the remaining five rounds, with Jesper "JW" Wecksell putting up two key doubles along the way.

FaZe denied fnatic a comeback in the first quarter-final in Sydney

In the following pistol round, the Swedes opted for a connector split to B, where Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács was waiting with open arms and clinched three kills to help his team secure an 11-6 lead. Richard "Xizt" Landström's triple on A pushed the score to 14-6, at which point fnatic switched up the pace and added two rounds to their score. It was all for naught, though, as another triple from the Slovakian sniper gave FaZe match point, which they quickly turned into a victory on map one at 16-8.

The kick-off on Mirage saw Maikil "Golden" Selim secure the pistol round with a quick triple in a 3v3 afterplant situation, while Nikola "NiKo" Kovač replied with a triple of his own in the second-round forcebuy. FaZe capitalized on that, stringing a total of eight rounds together for an 8-1 lead. Switching up the pace, fnatic finally found a way to penetrate the defense with a quick B attack and managed to secure four rounds, before GuardiaN closed the half with three pick-offs at 10-5.

Winning a 5v5 afterplant situation on A in the second pistol, Finn "karrigan" Andersen & co. powered to a 13-5 lead and soon found themselves at match point after NiKo put up a quick triple in the first gunround. There was still life left in fnatic, who started mounting a comeback and slowly but surely chipped away at FaZe's extensive lead until it was 15-14, when the European squad put the final nail in the coffin with a full A execute, as Håvard "rain" Nygaard and NiKo combined for five kills.

Matchpage
2
0
4th May 2018
16
Cache
8
16
Mirage
14

News tags:
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 47 - 28 +19 78.4 1.31
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 46 - 33 +13 82.7 1.26
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 38 - 33 +5 80.1 1.16
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 35 - 34 +1 80.7 1.07
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 34 - 38 -4 70.1 1.01
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 39 - 42 -3 101.9 1.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 37 - 42 -5 79.0 0.93
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 34 - 40 -6 71.9 0.85
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 26 - 38 -12 59.7 0.78
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 29 - 38 -9 57.7 0.75

Matchpage
2
0
4th May 2018
16
Cache
8
16
Mirage
14

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 47 - 28 +19 78.4 1.31
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 46 - 33 +13 82.7 1.26
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 38 - 33 +5 80.1 1.16
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 35 - 34 +1 80.7 1.07
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 34 - 38 -4 70.1 1.01
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 39 - 42 -3 101.9 1.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 37 - 42 -5 79.0 0.93
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 34 - 40 -6 71.9 0.85
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 26 - 38 -12 59.7 0.78
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 29 - 38 -9 57.7 0.75

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1125
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1491
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
When fnatic or FaZe loses: "omg -Golden -karrigan". When SK loses: "-Stewie2K -boltz". When mousesports loses: "" I mean, fnatic and FaZe have the weirdest fans in the world. The FaZe fans can't understand that to kick somebody you should find a guaranteed better (more successful) replacement for him. The fnatic fans got stuck in 2012-2013 when NiP with xizt was dominating, and they somehow don't see current NiP that improved a lot AFTER they replaced xizt with a regular fragger, which means xizt brought nothing really useful to that NiP, but yeah, why not to pick that washed up guy for his distant past achievements? May be G2 should pick Happy for his 2 majors? And by the way pronax won majors too - may be -Golden +pronax? SK fans must be the most annoying ones after their team wins, but at least they don't trashtalk their team on hltv.org after huge failures, they're more reasonable that you, think about it. This one should've been the semi-final, but instead we are forced to watch TyLoo, at the same time we won't see Cloud9 or G2 there.
2018-05-04 09:40
#6
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Denmark goFaZe! 
FNATIC IS BACK..... BACK TO TIER3 XDDDDDDD
2018-05-04 09:41
#68
shox | 
Canada dB- 
KEK +1
2018-05-04 10:31
#96
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Denmark Xipingu 
Lel rekt +1
2018-05-04 12:24
lol +1
2018-05-04 13:43
+99999
2018-05-04 14:29
Lmaooooo wp
2018-05-04 16:24
0/8
2018-05-04 09:42
#19
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Serbia Roninn 
Get a life
2018-05-04 09:42
#26
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
TyLoo > C9,SK :)
2018-05-04 09:43
#27
ZywOo | 
Portugal Fireflow 
Holy shit, you wrote all that and still came as 1st? You must write damn fast.
2018-05-04 09:43
gotta go fast
2018-05-04 09:48
#38
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Palestine zwe 
he was ready for this post
2018-05-04 09:49
#64
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Portugal monstrolity 
he had an essay prepared
2018-05-04 10:21
#70
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Ctrl+c, ctrl+v, omg so difficult.
2018-05-04 10:40
+1
2018-05-04 10:46
#137
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Typing 'lul' and then editing it might increase your chances :P
2018-05-04 22:38
Yeah, cause he had this exact text prepared for this exact moment. You right...
2018-05-05 01:05
-styko
2018-05-04 09:51
TyLoo will beat FaZe and loose 1-2 in the final to Astralis
2018-05-04 09:52
#47
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
In a bo 5?
2018-05-04 09:56
Sorry, thought it was bo3. It’ll be 3-1 for astralis then.
2018-05-04 10:01
#95
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United States Festive_ 
+1
2018-05-04 12:23
#99
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United States RyxxyR 
EZ 3-0 Astralis
2018-05-04 12:37
+1
2018-05-04 10:18
#88
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China YZLinShanghai 
if tyloo takes down faze I will wash my dick with HCl.
2018-05-04 11:39
#92
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Asia somila 
lul dude 4u tyloo gonna lose bro.
2018-05-04 11:48
#92
 | 
Asia somila 
lul dude 4u tyloo gonna lose bro.
2018-05-04 11:48
#92
 | 
Asia somila 
lul dude 4u tyloo gonna lose bro.
2018-05-04 11:48
#155
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
Nope,its easy for FaZe.
2018-05-04 14:48
#44
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
+1
2018-05-04 09:54
Agree with most of your points but seriously: Cloud9 don't deserve a playoff spot atm
2018-05-04 09:55
When mousesports loses, it's true many fans are wise and understand it. But there are still some low-IQ idiots who write -STYKO after match even tho they don't know shit what his role is about.
2018-05-04 10:09
I don’t get it when people say -Styko, it makes no sense. He is a really good player
2018-05-04 13:45
#134
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China Rynaki 
It's because some people only care about kills and ADR, whereas there are so many other aspects of the game that they ignore
2018-05-04 19:30
#74
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Spain Rekto_Plasm 
Not all mens are like that
2018-05-04 10:51
#91
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
What are u talking about autist
2018-05-04 11:40
+1
2018-05-04 12:27
What is this bullshit about faze fans? most faze fans appeared after the rise of karrigan and niko, the old ones sure will cry but they rarely exsist anymore, we cry about xizt atm, gib olof back!
2018-05-04 14:20
+1
2018-05-04 14:24
+1 i agree with every single thing that you did. Those so called " FaZe fans " who trashtalk FaZe after loosing are not real FaZe fans.
2018-05-04 14:47
#154
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
#156
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
good game 2nd map was sick
2018-05-04 09:40
What up now, swedes? WOOOO!
2018-05-04 09:42
#138
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Lekro chokes on big games. Fnatic needs a strong minded Lekro, they have potential.
2018-05-04 22:39
Ggwp
2018-05-04 09:41
📞 😃 HELLO FANATIC? 📞 😃 CLOWN 9 HERE 📞 😃 WHY SO LATE 📞 😃 WE ARE STILL WAITING AT THE AIRPORT 📞 😃 BTW SK TOOK THE WINDOW SEAT 📞 😃 YOU CAN HAVE THE TOILET SEAT 📞 😃
2018-05-04 09:41
#8
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
LUL
2018-05-04 09:41
Atleast Fnatic got into the Play-Offs lul
2018-05-04 09:43
lmaolmao
2018-05-04 11:32
Ez 4 ma BOI
2018-05-04 09:44
#7
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Will be ez for TyLoo
2018-05-04 09:41
#11
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
+1
2018-05-04 09:41
#115
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Mexico Tbonto 
+2
2018-05-04 14:11
#33
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
I hope so
2018-05-04 09:48
#153
 | 
Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
bismillah
2018-05-04 10:14
#9
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China RoyZhang 
TyLoo Up
2018-05-04 09:41
#10
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Sweden C0P_t 
Undeserved. Faze lucky.
2018-05-04 09:41
Nah ,Faze played much better than Fnatic
2018-05-04 09:43
#73
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Switzerland Alzameister 
he is a fnatic fan, what do you expect?
2018-05-04 10:50
#48
karrigan | 
Hungary vyx 
If a team can't even get double digits on a map, don't tell me they deserve to win. FaZe outclassed fnatic today, but at least it was fun and exciting.
2018-05-04 09:56
Given the skills and money invested in Faze they should have closed the second map way earlier.
2018-05-04 10:13
expected words from a fnatic fan
2018-05-04 10:02
#12
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
EZ TYLOO GOD BNTET GONNA REKT THEM
2018-05-04 09:42
#13
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
EZ 2-0 FOR GOD BNTET
2018-05-04 09:42
#16
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China longkas 
Lets go Tyloo
2018-05-04 09:42
#17
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Finland Empuito 
Guardian well played
2018-05-04 09:42
#152
 | 
Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
#18
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Malaysia byaIi 
gg poor fynatic
2018-05-04 09:42
#158
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
#21
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Finland Smoonah 
nt fnatic
2018-05-04 09:43
#22
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Gg wp
2018-05-04 09:43
GG
2018-05-04 13:54
#24
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
Lekr0 and JW - When Golden is better fragger than you 😂
2018-05-04 09:43
#25
device | 
China KensonS 
EZ4Guardian
2018-05-04 09:43
#28
NiKo | 
India juan_Niko 
Faze gonna lose vs Astralis in finals! They might just get lucky against tyloo.honestly .what u guys think?
2018-05-04 09:44
You kidding me? EZ for best Polish player the game has ever seen
2018-05-04 09:55
Fake fan
2018-05-04 10:05
You're the fake fan
2018-05-04 10:11
There is a thing called a joke ya know
2018-05-04 13:10
#151
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
#62
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
Concurrently Faze and Astralis are the best teams in the world, and it will be glad to see battle from two teams in the final. GG boys!
2018-05-04 10:16
#29
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
I ALMOST GOT THIS COLOGNE 2015 FLASHBACK VS ENVYUS BibleThump YOU FAKERS
2018-05-04 09:46
It got hell alot close than expected... tough road ahead as they face Tyloo and probably Astralis in finals . #FaZeUp
2018-05-04 09:46
#31
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Estonia Delan0 
Guardian lights out performance in this tournament
2018-05-04 09:47
Faze-tyloo=>Faze Astralis-mousesports=>Astralis Final Astralis-Faze=>Astralis GG
2018-05-04 09:48
Seems reasonable
2018-05-04 09:51
#159
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:05
#50
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
+1
2018-05-04 09:57
+1
2018-05-04 11:11
#150
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
#35
Xyp9x | 
Germany l9nkz 
i had a bet on faze.... that was way to close
2018-05-04 09:49
#36
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Poland neverminddd 
bet $1000 on tyloo 👍
2018-05-04 09:49
#39
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China Tomaten 
faze will win
2018-05-04 09:51
#90
device | 
Korea NCT127 
Best Wishes ;) remember to gift me some skins if you win this big deal bro
2018-05-04 11:39
RIP your money
2018-05-05 01:32
EZ for goden
2018-05-04 09:49
#43
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
So ez
2018-05-04 09:53
#49
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
Guardian is so damn good. Sad that choking niko and rain cost him a major.
2018-05-04 09:57
#71
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Feelsbadman
2018-05-04 10:43
#89
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
Same.. it sucks and he will probably never win one.
2018-05-04 11:39
#149
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
#143
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India grinchxd 
mission failed, we'll get em next time
2018-05-05 13:51
#51
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
FINALS ____ FAZE VS ASTRALIS !!!!!! THATS WILL BE GOOD FINAL I CAN'T WAIT!! :D
2018-05-04 09:58
I think TyLoo will put up a fight tomorrow, can't wait to see it live!
2018-05-04 10:02
-Lekr0 -JW +olofm +twist
2018-05-04 10:05
#65
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
twist in 2018 lul
2018-05-04 10:25
#57
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
guardian so fat in that pic faze most unhealthy pro team, also considering xizt anorexia.
2018-05-04 10:08
jw and flusha are healthy looking boys
2018-05-04 11:20
#104
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
Yes
2018-05-04 13:53
Golden so tall he must be 7 feet
2018-05-04 20:13
#144
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India grinchxd 
Xd
2018-05-05 13:51
#148
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
gg boys
2018-05-04 10:29
#69
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Israel xpicyyy 
0 chance for faze
2018-05-04 10:31
#161
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India grinchxd 
hi
2018-05-07 17:31
Faze, as an European tier 1 team, will be as hard as sum of opponents that TyLoo have faced so far. Hope TyLoo can really perform themselves tomorrow.
2018-05-04 11:02
Reaching semi finals at IEM tournament is huge for team like Tyloo. They suprised everyone,but tommorow they will lose unfortunately.
2018-05-04 14:50
eZaF
2018-05-04 11:04
#78
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China 1054256566 
Hope Tyloo can give everyone a wonderful Live tomorrow!!!
2018-05-04 11:05
#79
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Europe tweekzter 
ez final for FaZe - ez loss to Astralis in final
2018-05-04 11:06
#127
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North America 1aurora 
+1
2018-05-04 14:56
#162
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India grinchxd 
hi
2018-05-07 17:31
#80
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Europe trey_ 
monkaS gg
2018-05-04 11:11
- Golden and lekro + xizt And Olofmeister
2018-05-04 11:26
wat? you joking?
2018-05-04 12:24
#84
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Xizt played with monitor turned ON or what happend :D ?
2018-05-04 11:28
#163
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India grinchxd 
I'm Xizt's manager and I can confirm
2018-05-07 17:31
I knew fnatic was going to lose right when they've lost that anti-eco round against glocks in cache
2018-05-04 14:09
ez
2018-05-04 14:22
FazeUp!
2018-05-04 14:39
#133
oskar | 
China SacDag 
RIP tyloo
2018-05-04 17:58
#146
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
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