Ghost confirm Torqued trio

martiicsgo
June 10th, 2018 23:59

Ghost have formally confirmed the additions of the remaining Torqued trio in time for ESL One Belo Horizonte.

Ghost have revamped their roster by signing Joshua "steel" Nissan, Matt "Pollo" Wilson, Kenneth "koosta" Suen, and coach James "JamezIRL" Macaulay ahead of ESL Pro League Season 8 and ESL One Belo Horizonte.

The trio had recently parted ways with Braxton "swag" Pierce and Keven "AZK" Lariviere following a group stage exit at DreamHack Tours, and link up with Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik and Matthew "Wardell" Bowman - the remaining members of the Ghost team that finished just one point above the relegation zone in ESL Pro League Season 7.

steel and co. join Ghost in time for Belo Horizonte

With the additions, Ghost will compete at ESL One Belo Horizonte as the core members from Torqued topped the North American qualifier for the event, which will run from June 13-17 at the Mineirinho Arena, with $200,000 on the line.

With these additions, Ghost now have:

Canada Joshua "steel" Nissan
United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen
United States Matt "Pollo" Wilson
Canada Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik
Canada Matthew "Wardell" Bowman

United States James "JamezIRL" Macaulay

Canada Matthew 'Wardell' Bowman
Matthew 'Wardell' Bowman
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
610
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
224
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
248
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
269
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
292
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
#1
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Palestine zwe 
yes
2018-06-11 00:00
ez :O #RUNGHOST
2018-06-11 00:04
This lineup is so sick
2018-06-11 00:28
#76
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-06-11 01:10
#101
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Ukraine Dert38 
Expected
2018-06-11 08:19
#114
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:33
#140
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Ukraine Dert38 
Sergej xD
2018-06-13 13:01
#141
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Finland sakumaybE 
Dert38
2018-06-13 13:12
RUNFROMGHOST
2018-06-11 14:10
#25
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Portugal Cospar 
Wow... Ghost with subroza and wardell going to Belo Horizonte... Will be interesting to hear their stories because the SK and Luminosity fans dont like them much.
2018-06-11 00:04
Do you think they'll leave Brazil in a coffin?
2018-06-11 00:16
expected
2018-06-11 00:22
#65
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Portugal Flame20 
+1
2018-06-11 00:48
OMEGALUL
2018-06-11 04:03
#127
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Turkey rudyEE 
xD
2018-06-11 14:55
it's brazil, they're gonna die with their slippers removed from them
2018-06-11 16:37
#59
ALEX | 
France BadGones 
subroza on lan xddd
2018-06-11 00:44
subroza and marke can actually get pretty turnt on lan. shit this roster might actually be insane. Steel Pollo and Koosta were the only ones fragging out on old torqued, subroza upped his game sense with those cheats a while back, and i thought for the longest that wardell had to be cheating when ghost first started out.
2018-06-11 01:20
#88
ALEX | 
France BadGones 
we shall see
2018-06-11 03:29
#109
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Europe hachim 
Subroza isn't banned? Valve VAC system isnt working? rickeh and subroza should be banned 4ever
2018-06-11 12:05
Why do SK/LG fans dislike subroza and wardell?
2018-06-11 00:46
#68
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Portugal Cospar 
Known brazilian streamers reviewed the Brazilian team's demos in leagues like ESL Pro League Season 6 and 7, and It was the time where Subroza's shady clips were being shown and analysed such as Wardell's clips. If they don't play so well on Belo Horizonte, lan the crowd will go agaisnt them. Although they already are agaisnt them lol.
2018-06-11 00:52
I remember now, and SK fans were also upset at this match youtu.be/qJuQ98CIRIk at the end of ECS s4 they ended up being 1 game off qualifying.
2018-06-11 01:00
#72
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Portugal Cospar 
Exactly! They tried to use fox but dignitas didn't let him so they chose a Sharks player. I'm pretty sure if they had fox for 2 games they would have qualified :/
2018-06-11 01:01
#69
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Brazil nicknameBR123 
I wasn't even aware of this. Please, give me reasons to hate them.
2018-06-11 00:53
#73
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Portugal Cospar 
Haha, don't hate on someone. People just think they cheated versus SK and Luminosity because of the fishy clips subroza and wardell have. But it passed 6 months now.
2018-06-11 01:02
#75
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United States the_big_black 
lets see if WALLDELL and HACKROZA can sneak their cheats into a Brazilian tournament. i arent think that
2018-06-11 01:10
#131
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Netherlands Critycal 
if coldzera can do it, so can they
2018-06-11 16:54
cold doesn’t have taco anymore, nt
2018-06-12 03:07
#115
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:33
Nobody likes cheaters
2018-06-11 13:58
#2
ec1s | 
Greece SneakPete 
Ow
2018-06-11 00:00
#4
GuardiaN | 
North America Gc_29 
expected
2018-06-11 00:00
expected
2018-06-11 00:00
#6
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United States Plactus 
Ez for ghost gaming Wait... Wardell and koosta are both awpers
2018-06-11 00:02
#21
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United States stephcurry30 
koosta has a good rifle but he also awps better than wardell
2018-06-11 00:03
wardell wh on esea games ez for him
2018-06-11 00:13
Made it kinda work on CLG
2018-06-11 00:47
#116
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:33
Yes!
2018-06-11 00:00
#8
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Brazil Nimenz 
Expected
2018-06-11 00:00
#51
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Peru vaniIIa 
Does BR still hate wardell?
2018-06-11 00:34
#67
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Brazil Nimenz 
I don't even know why should I hate him. But I don't hate anything related to irrelevant stuff so i'm not a good reference.
2018-06-11 00:50
#77
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United States the_big_black 
Basically a while back sk got 16-2'd by ghost, wardell got like 30 something frags and SK called cheats
2018-06-11 01:13
#79
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Peru vaniIIa 
Exactly. Since ghost would be going to Belo, not sure if BR still holds it against him
2018-06-11 01:18
#80
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United States the_big_black 
I dunno either but for the sake of baiting i'll do it lul
2018-06-11 01:18
#9
NiKo | 
Brazil whiszera 
ez for subroza ez for koosta
2018-06-11 00:00
#117
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:34
#10
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Russia Scorceze 
Fuck, I'm not right
2018-06-11 00:07
who are the 3 banned dudes?
2018-06-11 00:05
I think it is only steel
2018-06-11 00:05
yes
2018-06-11 09:51
#11
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Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
ez
2018-06-11 00:01
top 1 inc
2018-06-11 00:01
#13
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Portugal M4tr1k 
Interesting roster
2018-06-11 00:01
#118
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:34
#14
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Finland Vkims 
Is this team going to Belo Horizonte or what?
2018-06-11 00:01
#22
crow | 
United States Laxon 
Read the article?
2018-06-11 00:03
#27
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Finland Vkims 
This article is just stupid NA crap and dont want to waste my time.
2018-06-11 00:05
#30
crow | 
United States Laxon 
"Ghost have formally confirmed the additions of the remaining Torqued trio in time for ESL One Belo Horizonte."
2018-06-11 00:06
#78
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United States the_big_black 
where u see it?
2018-06-11 01:13
#83
crow | 
United States Laxon 
Right under the title
2018-06-11 02:55
#85
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United States the_big_black 
typical lying burger. nt murica
2018-06-11 03:05
#86
crow | 
United States Laxon 
You blind? And how dare you call me American! Just because Im American doesnt mean I wanna be XD
2018-06-11 03:06
#89
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United States the_big_black 
disloyal commie confirmed. delete ur internet pls
2018-06-11 03:47
why do you want to know it then?
2018-06-11 00:17
#47
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Finland Vkims 
Tournament is great and I want to know whos gonna play in it
2018-06-11 00:27
#52
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United States BongWater 
U wasted more time finding out the answer by asking ppl than by reading. Loser!!!
2018-06-11 00:34
#93
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Finland Vkims 
After all yeah, hltv community bringged me down one more time :/
2018-06-11 04:46
#99
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United States BongWater 
You dumdum. It’s brought, not “bringged”. Loser!!!
2018-06-11 06:23
#15
France cedd 
they shouldve taken swag instead of pollo
2018-06-11 00:01
swag and azk didn't want to play with steel anymore
2018-06-11 00:07
I mean AZK was technically being kicked actually
2018-06-11 00:12
Doesn't change what I said at all? Brax and azk didn't want to play with steel anymore. Hence why swag left. And azk wanted to play with swag still, so they teamed up without steel.
2018-06-11 00:14
#113
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North America Krulcifer 
I thought Swag wanted to play with AZK and left because he got kicked
2018-06-11 13:30
#56
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Spain JasonRacism 
Agreed
2018-06-11 00:40
#119
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:34
Subroza on lan
2018-06-11 00:02
#20
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Ireland TGC_ 
This is how he will dodge Majors now hmm
2018-06-11 00:03
#17
Nifty | 
United States Atlas217 
better now
2018-06-11 00:02
#18
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Ireland TGC_ 
Rip Ghost at Major
2018-06-11 00:02
#50
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United States Burnzie 
Feelsbadman I wanted the small chance of getting those stickers but then throwers ruined it. At least they didnt drop Wardell.
2018-06-11 00:33
#57
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United States cananigfrag 
Steel is the only IBP guy on Ghost. It’s very possible that if they ever wanted to qualify for a major in the future, they could just substitute Steel for another IGL or make one of themselves (maybe Pollo?) an IGL and bring in a fragger for the major.
2018-06-11 00:41
youd think if valve saw him on a top 10 team at some point then they'd just unban him if he ever found himself in that position again to qualify. with this roster they could get close to qualify if they got hot/lucky.
2018-06-11 15:51
#19
f0rest | 
Macedonia ydjoon 
cheater subroza plus thrower steel together hahahahaha subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheatssubroza cheatssubroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheatssubroza cheatssubroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats subroza cheats
2018-06-11 00:02
#120
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:34
#23
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Sweden d3lusional 
Meh, decent but meh
2018-06-11 00:04
subroza god lets fukin go XDDD what a bunch of shitters
2018-06-11 00:05
#31
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
UH VAI MORRER! UH VAI MORRER!
2018-06-11 00:06
#33
ropz | 
Sweden Unluko 
expected
2018-06-11 00:08
Top 3 torqued players without washed up AZK & overhyped swag, add to that wardell & subroza the two best players in Ghost, also steel in EPL HYPE !!
2018-06-11 00:09
#35
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Denmark raaVz 
ok
2018-06-11 00:10
2 cheaters in play in Brasil POGGERS WARDELL AND SUBROZA LUL
2018-06-11 00:11
#121
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:34
#41
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Finland Ingested 
is ESL not a Valve backed tournament?
2018-06-11 00:16
#46
stavn | 
Spain Miki2K 
No it’s not, valve backet tournaments r only majors
2018-06-11 00:24
#66
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Finland Ingested 
ok ty
2018-06-11 00:49
steel playing with subroza OMEGALUL
2018-06-11 00:19
#44
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United States Burnzie 
Rip Bees Money Crew
2018-06-11 00:22
#49
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Spain JasonRacism 
Imagine Swag instead of Pollo
2018-06-11 00:31
#53
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Sweden godname 
LUL
2018-06-11 00:36
#54
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Portugal Jms_9 
Subroza, the official partner of aimware....
2018-06-11 00:36
#55
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Uruguay Zorrondo 
Rank S mix OMEGALUL they haven't any chance to be a decent team. NA CS xd
2018-06-11 00:37
#63
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United States trump2020 
will beat tempo storm and optic
2018-06-11 00:46
Will beat OpTic xD Do you mean OpTic India? Cuz Ghost is probably the worst team in NA EPL rn. Also Danish OpTic won't play NA EPL next season. CajunB said that they want and will play from EU and will probably go through MDL to get to EU EPL youtu.be/BLda7onqVn0?t=2m44s
2018-06-11 09:57
#122
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:34
#58
Ex6TenZ | 
Norway orcaM 
GL Steel!
2018-06-11 00:44
#61
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Finally
2018-06-11 00:46
#62
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United States trump2020 
decent
2018-06-11 00:46
Koosta + wardell lmfa00000
2018-06-11 00:56
Why do people still put Pollo and JamezIRL on teams. They are terrible players in general. Not even worthy of being in the CS:Go community. And honestly, the same goes for steel. While he still retains some sensibility and game sense, his aim has decreased ten fold like swag and AZKs. Wish HLTV would quit giving these losers the time of day and making news stories on them.
2018-06-11 01:08
#95
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
steel is actually pretty good, same for swag, the only drawback is his stoner problems xd
2018-06-11 04:57
#82
Thorin | 
Brazil kNgTOP1 
1 thrower 2 cheaters 2 mediocre players kek
2018-06-11 01:34
#97
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
koosta is pretty good though
2018-06-11 05:12
swag did steel a favor in the end. Now he's in MDL with a trash mix team and steel is in pro league
2018-06-11 03:00
#87
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Turkmenistan HanselCSGod 
This is actually a decent lineup -pollo + anyone decent and you guys are set.
2018-06-11 03:29
Subroza playing a lan tournament? I arent think that
2018-06-11 04:01
#92
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Brazil Suk_Mik_Hok 
Why keep Subroza instead of vSa? This lineup can be pretty sick though
2018-06-11 04:11
#94
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
subroza and wardell on the same team XD pretty solid roster indeed
2018-06-11 04:56
#96
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United States Brandmammoth 
-pollo + swag make it work and stop being babies
2018-06-11 05:06
#128
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United States BLaCkKobRa 
Id actually remove wardell instead.. they got koosta as an awper
2018-06-11 15:24
You do realize that swag was the one being the baby
2018-06-11 18:13
steel will surely sink this team aswell
2018-06-11 05:24
#103
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Ukraine Dert38 
i believe not
2018-06-11 08:21
#100
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Japan GR8B8M8IR888 
Wardel top na player but subroza? Really? He was shit WITH cheats :/
2018-06-11 07:46
#102
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Ukraine Dert38 
gl
2018-06-11 08:21
#104
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World pcmasterrace 
Holy shit my fav band having esport org?
2018-06-11 09:13
#123
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Finland sakumaybE 
disco doplan
2018-06-11 13:34
-PoIIo and this lineup has a chance to survive
2018-06-11 09:57
#108
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Bulgaria nrgtop1 
T3
2018-06-11 11:39
lol matchmaker and a cheater in one team
2018-06-11 12:45
#111
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Armenia 1915 
God squad
2018-06-11 13:08
#112
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Ukraine petruska 
wtf subzora allowed to play?
2018-06-11 13:26
#124
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Brazil ylvd 
Subroza and Wardell, come to Brazil!! We love you!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-06-11 13:44
subroza still playing
2018-06-11 16:57
Subroza and wardell on lan. They can kick steel and call aspX as complete.
2018-06-11 17:47
pollo sucks. whats wardells role? koosta is clearly a better awper of the two. so now youre stuck with an average rifler or force an expensive double awp setup. doesnt make much sense id grab another rifler
2018-06-11 19:52
Brazil still has hatred for Sub and Ward. I hope they have armed security everywhere they go
2018-06-11 20:01
#137
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Brazil arturfelipe 
wardell & subroza C H E A T
2018-06-11 23:32
steel and Subroza? GG
2018-06-12 12:18
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