Astralis march on in Dallas after beating SK

MIRAA
May 16th, 2018 23:51

Astralis are through to Group B's upper bracket final at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals after defeating SK Gaming on just two maps.

The final Group B match of the day saw two heavyweights go head-to-head in pursuit of a spot in the upper bracket final and a guaranteed playoff spot. The series began on Inferno, where Astralis got out to a 3-0 lead after overturning a 3v5 situation in the pistol round.

Astralis went on to win the first full gun round, and then Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander played the hero as he pulled off a quad-kill, also denying Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo the chance to clutch the round for SK, who were struggled to get into the game. The Brazilians eventually managed to break through the Astralis defence, but the rounds that they won were immediately countered by the Danish players, with the half ending with a lopsided 13-2 scoreline.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, Astralis piled even more misery on SK's players by taking the pistol round on the back of three entry frags from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen on the B site. It looked like the game would soon come to a close, but Jake "Stewie2K" Yip had different plans has he single-handedly rescued SK with three quick Desert Eagle kills inside B.

SK kept their defence very tight after that and strung multiple rounds together, but their resistance would be finally broken in the 26th round, in which Emil "Magisk" Reif opened things up with three kills to put Astralis on map point, with the Danes following that up with one more round to take the lead in the series.

dupreeh powered Astralis to a convincing victory over SK

The Brazilian team looked a livelier side on the second map, Overpass, despite losing the opening round of the game. SK were able to hit back on a very shoddy buy and rallied to a 5-1 lead, but the rest of the half was all about Astralis' impressive offence as the Danes took control of proceedings and took a three-round lead into the second half.

dupreeh kicked Astralis further into the lead with a quad-kill in a messy pistol round. That was the start of another great run from the Danish side, which only ended in the 21st round, when Fernando "fer" Alvarenga clutched a 1v2 situation to keep their opponents off match point.

SK would use that newly-found momentum to make a slight climb back into the game, but there was no stopping Astralis, who will now take on Liquid for the top spot in Group B, while the Brazilians will fight for survival in Dallas against Renegades.

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 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 33 - 39 -6 86.5 1.04
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 38 - 39 -1 65.1 0.92
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 32 - 38 -6 60.9 0.86
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 32 - 38 -6 73.9 0.82
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 27 - 41 -14 64.2 0.77
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 52 - 29 +23 108.5 1.60
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 41 - 31 +10 70.4 1.20
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 42 - 35 +7 83.1 1.18
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 30 - 33 -3 70.7 1.07
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 29 - 34 -5 67.0 0.93

Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1288
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
819
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Expected
2018-05-16 23:51
#7
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Netherlands Deji 
inb4 shakeeh says expected
2018-05-16 23:52
#16
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Austria shaakeh 
ez expected
2018-05-16 23:53
#19
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Netherlands Deji 
Expected
2018-05-16 23:53
#87
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Australia USTlLO 
expected
2018-05-17 00:54
Expected
2018-05-17 16:39
#21
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Turkey Mustafa- 
expected? SK is top1 team nobody expected that. i sad because SK deserved better player than boltz like HEN1
2018-05-16 23:53
#23
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Austria shaakeh 
0/8
2018-05-16 23:54
#47
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Turkey Mustafa- 
ty for rate me
2018-05-17 00:03
#63
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Germany TheYStriker 
The betting odds had a 5 times multiplier, everyone expected that
2018-05-17 00:17
#78
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Turkey Mustafa- 
who betting in 2018 dude skin betting is rip every single site closing one by one
2018-05-17 00:35
#146
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Germany TheYStriker 
i did not mean skin betting tho, there is still a whole, legitimate market for that
2018-05-18 23:24
#117
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
Top 1? Not the last 6 months 0/8
2018-05-17 08:24
#127
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Denmark Xipingu 
-22/8
2018-05-17 10:28
#25
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Dwoppie 
@shaakeh expected
2018-05-16 23:55
Expected
2018-05-16 23:53
#18
rain | 
Sweden Loskilo 
All of you speaking about SK wait and you will when you will come back to SK.Remember my words!
2018-05-16 23:53
Expected
2018-05-16 23:53
Expected
2018-05-17 00:29
Gj
2018-05-16 23:51
Expected
2018-05-16 23:51
#5
device | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
nice
2018-05-16 23:52
#6
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
too predicted and expected to even want do
2018-05-16 23:52
Too godo of a enlgand
2018-05-17 01:32
i arent think that
2018-05-17 06:34
Enigmaticoglish
2018-05-17 09:49
early
2018-05-16 23:52
I hope SK loses to renegades
2018-05-16 23:52
#113
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Romania hiei59 
They probably will
2018-05-17 08:14
#134
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Brazil hltvsuckers5 
Why?
2018-05-17 14:46
because i like both renegades and optic more than sk
2018-05-17 14:47
#136
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Denmark Enggaard 
Because Sk is lame
2018-05-17 14:49
#10
tarik | 
Brazil Shoout 
Waiting NTC/SK...
2018-05-16 23:52
#122
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Spain N0Love 
Hen1+Lucas1 for Stew+Boltz? Doesnt sound that bad to be honest
2018-05-17 09:05
#125
tarik | 
Brazil Shoout 
Coldzera is a good awp, -Boltz + Lucas1 would be an interesting change, although there are better players in the same role, but the twins do not separate. Stewie is not to blame for this phase of SK, the problem is communication, it was better to have continued with Brazilian players, Nekiz would only need exp. Chelo would be perfect for this line up, but he is in contract with NTC / SK.
2018-05-17 09:30
expected
2018-05-16 23:52
#12
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Denmark monroEski 
Expected af
2018-05-16 23:52
#13
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Brazil Doador 
lucky win
2018-05-16 23:52
#29
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Spite48 
yeah totally, i mean Device, their best player was so lucky the whole game. SK would have it in the bag if device played normally.
2018-05-16 23:56
#49
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Brazil Doador 
astralis was lucky.so close match
2018-05-17 00:04
#137
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Denmark Enggaard 
AHHAHAHAHAHG Cry monkey.
2018-05-17 14:50
OMEGALUL
2018-05-17 00:20
#109
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
No.
2018-05-17 06:35
It's easy to win against Tier 10 teams
2018-05-16 23:52
0/8 sk is tier4
2018-05-17 02:21
#15
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Denmark Snadefar 
expected from world 1
2018-05-16 23:52
#30
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Brazil Doador 
astralis fake top1
2018-05-16 23:57
#32
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Denmark Snadefar 
SK tier 3 nt 3rd worlder
2018-05-16 23:57
#35
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Brazil Doador 
danish cs sucks
2018-05-16 23:58
#39
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Denmark Snadefar 
denmark>latino ass country
2018-05-16 23:59
#42
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Brazil Doador 
denmark 3rd world kkk
2018-05-17 00:00
#44
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Denmark Snadefar 
XDDD you're obviously delusional
2018-05-17 00:01
#45
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Brazil Doador 
sk will win this tournament
2018-05-17 00:02
#46
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Denmark Snadefar 
i'll comment here again when astralis is standing with the trophy while sk waiting in the airport
2018-05-17 00:02
#57
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Brazil Doador 
nice dream europoor xD we dont like murica lan.sk gotta be tired or jetlag.sk still top3 team
2018-05-17 00:09
#70
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
8/8 you are professional
2018-05-17 00:27
#72
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Denmark Snadefar 
You must be suffering from a mental disorder 3rd worlder /closed
2018-05-17 00:30
#73
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
Sarcasm /closed
2018-05-17 00:31
#74
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Denmark Snadefar 
I was talking to the pleb from trashzilian
2018-05-17 00:33
#75
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
:D I'm feeling thank you mr Arla
2018-05-17 00:33
#76
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Denmark Snadefar 
You're welcome Mr legal drugs :^)
2018-05-17 00:34
#77
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
No worries i can send some
2018-05-17 00:34
#79
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Denmark Snadefar 
no druggie in Denmark cuz danish laws are suckie >; (
2018-05-17 00:37
#80
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
You can go to the hippie park in Kopenhagen. Or i send with mail, we are good at that.
2018-05-17 00:38
#81
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Denmark Snadefar 
Hippie park is called "Staden" XD that aint me tho
2018-05-17 00:39
#82
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
HAHAHAHA i can imagine it's not you lol
2018-05-17 00:40
#84
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Denmark Snadefar 
nonono its a way of saying "I'm not into that kind of stuff" XD
2018-05-17 00:41
#101
JZFB | 
Europe mAy_an_K 
First of all define 3rd world ...
2018-05-17 02:20
#88
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United States SladesterG 
+1 also western world >>>>everyone else
2018-05-17 00:57
LuL you think now is the best time to say that? After SK just got obliterated by "danish cs" and SK got way more rounds than they probably should have
2018-05-17 00:04
#51
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Brazil Doador 
close match.asstralis didnt deserve win
2018-05-17 00:05
it wasn't a fucking close match it was 13:2 at halftime on inferno? sk got owned and you just can't admit it monk
2018-05-17 01:27
On inferno when SK were 14-2 down something happened and Stewie started hard carrying SK on B site. The only people who stepped up were Stewie and FalleN. Rest of SK are bots.
2018-05-17 08:21
#20
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
NA CS OMEGALUUL!!!
2018-05-16 23:53
BOSNIA OMEGALUUL!!!
2018-05-17 08:22
#139
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
You watching bosnian best player ever in CSGO history...so :D
2018-05-17 16:25
English, do you speak it? If you mean NiKo is the best player ever in history, no majors, no HLTV #1, not even current #1 or even #2 for that matter Best players in history are cold (he's earned it), shox, get right, olof, etc. Nobody looks at second place :)
2018-05-17 17:37
#144
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
Yap I speak english, not very well, but Im still learning :D Time has come for Niko and you will see that when he won a major. He definitely need to earn more trophy with his team, and thats the only thing why hes not numb1. But for me he is my proud :)
2018-05-18 11:04
Yeah for your country y'all should be proud
2018-05-18 11:29
Still got hopes that SK will return to its past dominant form...
2018-05-16 23:54
I used to hate SK when they were top1, now it just feels wrong that they aren't :/
2018-05-17 08:23
Dupreeh and magisk are deadliest duo
2018-05-16 23:55
lOOOOOLLLL wtf haha that was shit asf lelelelelelellele
2018-05-16 23:55
#28
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Brazil Nickzim 
I doubt that they will manage to go to the playoffs, hope I'm wrong...
2018-05-16 23:56
#36
Finland f0pZ 
clean and izi
2018-05-16 23:58
#38
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Poland Nivener 
SK played so bad that the score doesn't even reflect it. It could easily be like 16-4. You can clearly see that the addition of Stewie is really problematic, mainly because of the communication issues, you could see this in some rounds that they weren't communicating well. And what's even worse for them, they added an english speaking player AND they switched the IGL role to the player that barely speaks english at the same time. The communication will be an issue that will be impossible to overcome for this SK team, mark my words.
2018-05-16 23:58
kick boltz pls
2018-05-16 23:59
#43
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Brazil Doador 
+TACO
2018-05-17 00:01
#50
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Brazil erfur 
SK gave more work than I imagined ... lost the 4 pistols ... Many mistakes because of communication problem...
2018-05-17 00:04
its not like astralis got the benefits from most of their pistols
2018-05-17 00:06
#56
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Brazil erfur 
I know... but it's just my criticism about SK... but one pistol round won and normal 3 rounds wons could be different.... Astralis is better
2018-05-17 00:09
of course they obviously are looking better no mater what the idiots on this site say
2018-05-17 00:10
#67
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
I'm sorry, I'm a huge fan of SK, but for once the "idiots" are right. The score doesn't actually matter, Astralis controlled the game from start to finish, they were far, far, superior. They outplayed and outread SK since round 1. Don't think SK is getting any better at all...
2018-05-17 00:22
#94
trk | 
Brazil 643 
Good think is that what you think doesn't matter shit
2018-05-17 01:46
#97
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Nice englando, monkey.
2018-05-17 02:05
#99
trk | 
Brazil 643 
Kkkkkkkkkk
2018-05-17 02:12
Seems like at least a slight performance increase from SK
2018-05-17 00:07
#54
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Greece Theabsolute 
Cant even laugh about it....was too obvious
2018-05-17 00:08
#55
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
sk still tired from the major
2018-05-17 00:08
#69
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
Yes
2018-05-17 00:27
#59
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Brazil PauloVisk 
GO FURIA !!
2018-05-17 00:11
#60
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Denmark qwedsa 
SK is good warmup team before playing the strong teams
2018-05-17 00:11
why astralis fans are salty and toxic sometimes? I mean just type something else like GG or WP astralis, just cheer for ur team, dont need to hit like that
2018-05-17 02:10
Comes from a brazilian. Hard to take serious
2018-05-17 02:29
Like wtf? So u won't take me serious because my nationality...nice mentality seriously i hope u either joking or pretending to be serious
2018-05-17 02:36
So you are getting mad about danish people behaviour, and say that danish people act in that way in general, while the rest of us have been forced to look at "#RunSK" and "Coldzera #1" topic spam for years, while SK actutally won something.
2018-05-17 07:52
#118
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Denmark RealPissant 
Geez grow up.. listen to the man, quit the negativity, they were happy for their team now be happy for yours.
2018-05-17 08:30
One thing I like about Facebook is the chat is more mature. But that's it. Facebook sucks otherwise.
2018-05-17 08:33
Thank you. At least 1 danish that is not blind
2018-05-17 17:58
He didn't say "danish people". He said "Astralis fans". Learn to read please
2018-05-17 08:32
#103
JZFB | 
Europe mAy_an_K 
What about 2016/2017 ...I really hope faze just rekt these astralis noobs
2018-05-17 02:24
#62
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Denmark Caltsen 
What the bleep was up with that facebook stream? I saw a combined 8 round because of crash, and Chromecast was impossible
2018-05-17 00:14
#64
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
There was a time, when SK knew how to play CS, that Taco was a problem. Now the problem isn't player A or player B, the problem is being utterly incapable of reading a single round well. They were being outplayed and read by astralis from top to bottom. Despicable display of mediocrity today.
2018-05-17 00:20
well played astralis ! very good performance . sk will come back to the top at some point i‘m sure . i don‘t know why people always salty and toxic about cs like there os no point .
2018-05-17 00:22
#68
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
Easy
2018-05-17 00:26
#85
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Poland Apollo93 
EZ
2018-05-17 00:46
#86
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Pray for Liquid
2018-05-17 00:47
gla1ve: "dupreeh, bruh, step the fuck up and kill someone or we kick ya" dupreeh: "hold my beer"
2018-05-17 00:58
#90
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United Kingdom dezmondo 
what has happened to sk
2018-05-17 01:19
still tired from major
2018-05-17 01:40
#95
trk | 
Brazil 643 
"Dupreeh seu lixo" q saudade
2018-05-17 01:47
godreeh
2018-05-17 01:56
I want SK to win tournaments again :((
2018-05-17 02:19
#106
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Brazil ovomexido 
Astralis best team in the world right now so no surprise here Also, Boltz needs to step up big time, dude has been a weight this entire year
2018-05-17 04:05
well he's overweight expected tbh :D
2018-05-17 06:52
#140
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Brazil ovomexido 
lmao
2018-05-17 16:38
#124
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
He had a lot of impact frags on the first map tho :)
2018-05-17 09:21
#107
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Brazil hugoooo 
SK became so irrelevant in 2018, damn. They only play group stages now.
2018-05-17 05:37
Sk are already playing better then.in Sydney
2018-05-17 07:04
#121
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Denmark Holo3 
F for SK
2018-05-17 09:04
#123
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
happy for my boy dupreeh. Good to see him stepping up after a couple of hard events! :)
2018-05-17 09:20
#129
dupreeh | 
Denmark yez.. 
"Sydney showed that Astralis are mortal, after all, and it's Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen in particular who has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to performing in big matches. The 25-year-old has had a worrying tendency to dip in semi-finals and finals for a long time. We've seen plenty of proof of that this year, as he has averaged a 0.87 rating across four out of five such series he played; all except the semi-final against mousesports in Sydney, his only above-average big match in 2018." hltv.org/news/23579/six-key-storylines-o.. I hope that he will step up this tournament and show how good he really is when he has a good day on the server :D
2018-05-17 11:29
#133
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
Yeah. He was such a beast while device was away :) I hope he can keep it up now!
2018-05-17 12:40
#138
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Germany Tunio 
Stewie2k is useless cant win with him
2018-05-17 15:07
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