CeRq wins IEM Shanghai MVP award

NRG talent Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov has earned the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of IEM Shanghai by HLTV.org and betway.

The Bulgarian hot-shot won the race of the award after inspiring NRG to win the title at the Chinese event with a team-leading 1.34 average rating - the highest overall.

CeRq, who had just one below-average rating in Shanghai, played his best games in the playoffs, especially in the final against TYLOO - a match he finished with a 1.87 rating/+35 KDD.

CeRq secures the MVP medal

Besides leading in rating, the 18-year-old had the highest KDD (+58), damage difference per round (+22.8) and kills per round (0.83) of all players. He was also rated second in support rounds (24.7%), third in AWP kills per round (0.45) and fourth in opening duel success rate (64.5%).

This is the very first MVP award that goes to CeRq, who has been on NRG's books since August 2017.

Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.

Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Ez
2018-08-28 18:49
#4
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Canada YankeeM 
Who
2018-08-28 18:49
ez 4 na cs
2018-08-28 18:50
#82
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Spain JustNo 
Wait who
2018-08-28 19:27
You mean ez for eu cs not na
2018-08-28 21:06
You mean ez for an NA team since its 4 NA players and only one EU player. You garbage kids want to take credit for everything.
2018-08-28 21:25
#121
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Canada YankeeM 
But only cerq is playing ok, so its easy for eu cs
2018-08-28 21:34
you must be on fucking drugs, cerq doesn't buy awps without his team keeping him off eco
2018-08-28 22:15
#133
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Canada YankeeM 
Calm down:D i was joking
2018-08-28 22:53
#168
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United States LILFURNY 
classic french surrendering (sarcasm)
2018-08-30 13:48
Ummmm drugs
2018-08-28 23:14
boii
2018-08-28 18:49
giving mvp after 25 days OMEGALUL
2018-08-28 18:51
LUL
2018-08-28 18:52
LUL
2018-08-28 18:58
#48
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Must of used IE
2018-08-28 19:07
Excuses
2018-08-28 19:22
0/8
2018-08-28 19:24
#60
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Russia GramDEL 
+1
2018-08-28 19:18
Delay?
2018-08-28 19:00
+1
2018-08-28 22:51
best awp na?
2018-08-28 18:49
#15
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Denmark smizereens 
Nifty SkaDaddy
2018-08-28 18:50
Best awp na is from eu LMAO
2018-08-28 18:51
+1 LUL
2018-08-28 18:51
#22
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Yeah, cause best awp from Murica is playing in AU xddd
2018-08-28 18:51
#40
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Indonesia Not_A_Carry 
Lololol
2018-08-28 19:01
#90
lsd | 
Poland parsnip 
+1
2018-08-28 19:45
LUL
2018-08-28 19:54
Savege
2018-08-28 20:26
#110
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Malta SS_ArT 
When inspired Nifty is a Top 3 NA AWP for sure, just hope he can bring some titles to Renegades and maybe offer his services to another team sometime in the future.
2018-08-28 20:39
#142
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Best awper na not even top 10 awper lmao
2018-08-29 00:55
best awp NA from a EU country that has no scene hhahaha.
2018-08-28 20:47
Windigo top 1
2018-08-28 20:48
Is windigo a Bulgarian team? I know they used to have that team back in the day, their best player got vac banned and that was pretty much their entire scene destroyed but I didn't know there were any full Bulgarian teams around. Also having a team in tier 2-5 or whatever imo is not a scene a scene is something like many countries in Europe, United States, Asia (specifically China & Australia), Russia etc countries that have many teams in the scene, local tournaments etc.
2018-08-29 05:16
Yes it is
2018-08-29 09:22
#21
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India swast1k36 
Jdm underrated
2018-08-28 18:51
OMG badfalleN Is laughing at u
2018-08-28 18:57
#39
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United Kingdom Deymosmeister 
Brasil is NA ???
2018-08-28 19:01
He plays un NA. Bulgaria Is in NA?
2018-08-28 19:04
#52
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United Kingdom Deymosmeister 
Nope , thats why nifty is the best NA awp.
2018-08-28 19:11
Nifty so gut <3
2018-08-28 19:14
Not really but ok
2018-08-28 22:53
Who then , ska?
2018-08-29 00:14
Shazam but you won’t believe me til after the major
2018-08-29 04:21
boi
2018-08-28 18:49
#5
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez tbh
2018-08-28 18:49
#7
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Estonia E$t0 
little bit late? maybe
2018-08-28 18:49
#79
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:25
#87
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Iran Brostein 
What holidays
2018-08-28 19:37
hltv staff holiday, see #57
2018-08-28 19:53
NA doesn’t know holiday means vacation
2018-08-29 04:22
+1
2018-08-29 10:16
#8
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Norway Phancy11 
Nice delay hltv xD
2018-08-28 18:50
#78
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:25
20 days have passed wtf
2018-08-28 18:50
it was month ago wtf
2018-08-28 18:50
#77
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:25
ez4me
2018-08-28 18:50
late
2018-08-28 18:50
#76
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:25
Note: Fuck you
2018-08-28 20:52
#115
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Friendly brazilian,maybe try to read an article before posting senseless shit??????
2018-08-28 20:58
note: fuck you
2018-08-29 17:47
this was like 4 weeks ago wtf
2018-08-28 18:50
#75
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:25
ez
2018-08-28 18:51
just on time HLTV, nice
2018-08-28 18:51
Delay no more
2018-08-28 18:51
#74
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:24
Ahahhaha, bad job hltv, reported
2018-08-28 18:52
#26
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Europe WutZeFak 
a lil bit late bro
2018-08-28 18:52
#27
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Brazil Charizaldo 
hahahahaha HLTV giving him MVP award after ppl protests with FalleN's MVP
2018-08-28 18:52
no, they had planned it already
2018-08-28 18:59
damn, so quick
2018-08-28 18:52
#73
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:24
#29
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France MIK120 
fast as lightning
2018-08-28 18:53
ok
2018-08-28 18:54
#31
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Netherlands RaVersoN 
Internet Explorer in China No wonder they banned Google
2018-08-28 18:55
Hes good
2018-08-28 18:55
#34
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Bulgaria LorDDemoniC 
cerq god
2018-08-28 18:57
Internet Explorer in China No wonder they banned Google
2018-08-28 18:58
#72
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:24
To all the people saying they are late. They did in fact go on vacation just like the pros. The majority of the articles being posted I presume were prewritten pieces. On their Twitter they explained this MVP would be posted later due to the staff being out of the office.
2018-08-28 19:01
#93
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Other TapioKuusela 
It would've taken like 5 minutes tho, i suppose
2018-08-28 19:48
They never watched the tourney either
2018-08-28 23:25
#42
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Internetexplorerlul
2018-08-28 19:03
what a delay from Asia LUL
2018-08-28 19:03
#71
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:24
#45
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Israel Aaron_btc 
deserved
2018-08-28 19:04
Hltv wins Internet Explorer Medal!
2018-08-28 19:04
Next up : Find out who's the MVP of IEM Katowice 2014!
2018-08-28 19:06
Wesg 2007 MVP Award Lul
2018-08-28 20:13
And people get bans when they give life to dead threads hah Hope holidays went good tho (^_^)
2018-08-28 19:09
#56
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Bangladesh bedtime 
ty :)
2018-08-28 19:16
Hurry up cerq and find some quality EU team, don't let your talent to be wasted
2018-08-28 19:10
#62
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Canada PwnNewb 
I don't think there is a team in EU with more potential than NRG right now. NRG is beating some EU teams and is not a team that anyone in NA or EU wants to play
2018-08-28 19:21
NRG coule be semifinalists on major if only not that minor defeat :(
2018-08-28 20:14
don't overextend there. their infanity can still be seen quite clearly
2018-08-28 20:33
There's always a team with more potential, trust me on that. They didn't even qualify for the major lol Winning tier 5 tournaments against vp and teams alike. Heck even tier 5 level mibr right now would kill them in these tier 5 tournaments. Also replace cerq with someone else and see what happens. Maybe they will get some fluke wins against good teams like c9 did on the major but that's it.
2018-08-28 22:33
except that ethan > cerq lol hltv.org/stats/players/compare/11219/CeR.. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/11219/CeR.. he is still better when cerq can farm stats versus lesser teams
2018-08-28 23:31
this stats favors a lot cerq too and in any case it won't prove anything for the both since cerq 1 mvp nahte 0 mvp also cerq eu nahte na
2018-08-28 23:44
when comparing awpers to riflers certain stats become completely irrelevant like awp kpr, hs ratio and even surviving is affected and without a doubt the 3 most important stats in that section is kpr, impact and opening kpr which ethan is better in 2 of those on premier level tourneys
2018-08-28 23:59
#155
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World Beard43 
? Cerq is better on all 3 of those stats. Unless of course you want them to maintain their 'onliner' status. Put the filter on LAN, the rest is garbage for comparison. Edit: better or equal
2018-08-29 11:14
0/8 are you physically blind
2018-08-29 15:03
#160
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World Beard43 
You said, in your opinion, kpr, impact and opening kpr are the most important. Right now on LAN: Cerq nahtE KPR 0.77 > 0.76 impact 1.17 > 1.14 OKPR 0.13 = 0.13 To be clear, they're onliners anyway, but I don't know what you're talking about. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/11219/CeR..
2018-08-29 15:12
i only used the lan one to show that ethan is better on tier 1 lans use the big event stats
2018-08-29 15:16
#144
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South Africa nimmaJ 
And what team is that right now? You cant just say "there is always another option" when theres literally no better English speaking or Bulgarian team right now that needs an AWPer. Faze and mouz have 2 of the best AWPers in the world and I can assure you CeRq is making much more on NRG than he would on mouz.
2018-08-29 02:25
#66
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South Africa nimmaJ 
"Come one CeRq find a team that needs you in EU that's is better than NRG" Oh wait that doesnt exist
2018-08-28 19:23
LOLLLLLL
2018-08-28 19:11
what
2018-08-28 19:13
#55
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Bangladesh bedtime 
who
2018-08-28 19:16
#58
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
Bit delayed, still deserved
2018-08-28 19:17
#68
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:24
#83
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
Ikr
2018-08-28 19:27
#61
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Canada PwnNewb 
Ummm NRG hasn't played in weeks?
2018-08-28 19:20
#70
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Germany Payynnkilla 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:24
#80
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Canada PwnNewb 
I know but that doesn't make it any less ridiculous, and clearly an oversight. Just because someone tells you something doesn't make it true...someone fucked up and forgot to decide or if they decided they forgot to publicize it. This doesn't happen at Christmas, or during the same summer player break for the last 6 years...
2018-08-28 19:26
Just because you suspect something doesn't make it true. twitter.com/Tgwri1s/status/1026007364363.. Or did I travel back in time to post that tweet? :) In fact, I spent the last few days before and after ZOTAC watching IEM Shanghai matches to be sure we have the correct decision.
2018-08-28 19:35
#98
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Other TapioKuusela 
Whereas i respect your decision to be kinda umm.. elaborate i think it's quite a naive way to do this. These kind of awards aren't decisions you can be ever 100% sure of, so in 15 minutes u can make a decision that's not wrong for sure.
2018-08-28 19:58
It's naive to be thorough? You'd prefer it if we didn't watch the matches and just handed out MVPs after 15 minutes of looking at stats? Sorry, but that to me sounds infinitely more naive.
2018-08-28 20:00
#104
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Other TapioKuusela 
Exitus acta probat. For sure I'd prefer you watching the matches and making a more well rounded decision. But in this case you had a month long break incoming so for the customers this award lost a lot of excitement and maybe even a bit of meaning. Thinking something could ever be 100% right decision is also naivety imo. Now it seems a bit like you're trying to prove how punctual you are.
2018-08-28 20:10
You're the one talking about 100% right, not me. For us, it's about increasing that percentage as high as realistic with what we have to work with. I'm not concerned about "customers" losing excitement about the award, that's never been the main purpose of it anyway. The main purpose is to record CS history, and the idea is to do that as accurately as we can. And now I think you are just trying to be provocative or attempting to troll me, because it's obvious from my first post what I was trying to prove, and that was that Mr. conspiracy theorist was wrong, which wasn't very hard to do anyway.
2018-08-28 20:20
#116
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Other TapioKuusela 
I'm not trying to provoke nor troll, maybe just got a bit provoked myself because I can't understand having a month long break from something like that. I mean... if it was about something so passionate for me, I'd prolly just watch the games even on holiday. Nevertheless I appreciate your job and answers. We just probably have different approach to things and I got mislead by that.
2018-08-28 20:59
#130
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Italy Gio_bose 
U got recked by an admin lol
2018-08-28 22:48
#63
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Macedonia ydjoon 
they did this because hltv are biased to Mibr giving mvp on a tier 6 tournament to fallen and people started flaming hltv, so now they did this so people will say they are fair LUL>
2018-08-28 19:21
#81
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
If you're gonna bait and don't wanna look like a tryhard do it shortly and simple.
2018-08-28 19:26
#123
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Macedonia ydjoon 
if youre gonna reply atleast dont be obvious that you are a coldzera and fallen fanboy. Kids like you are toxic.
2018-08-28 22:01
#141
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
You made 3 assumptions there and all of them are wrong, plus, the MVP for this tournament was assigned way before ZOTAC happened.
2018-08-29 00:36
#65
jOELZ | 
Korea Hunyango 
Wtf hltv. First, the useless bleh interview.. now this.. quit slacking
2018-08-28 19:22
#88
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Yeah God forbid them taking a vacation
2018-08-28 19:41
> Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays. Today's best
2018-08-28 19:24
eze
2018-08-28 19:31
HLTV uses IE confirmed
2018-08-28 19:32
#89
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Palestine Baitor69 
Note: The MVP was decided at this point due to holidays.
2018-08-28 19:42
#92
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Israel xpicyyy 
gg deserved
2018-08-28 19:46
1 month later?
2018-08-28 19:50
#126
suicide | 
United Kingdom ollin 
yes
2018-08-28 22:26
yes
2018-08-28 23:27
Hltv IE user?
2018-08-28 19:55
#100
Snax | 
Tunisia Dupix123 
isnt it too early? the event hasnt started yet :/ :
2018-08-28 20:02
#101
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Malaysia byaIi 
nice for my boy
2018-08-28 20:02
#102
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Russia illuminosity 
HAHAHA
2018-08-28 20:04
took only 4 weeks to realise that he is the mv
2018-08-28 20:08
#111
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
cerq good but not best
2018-08-28 20:43
#117
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
User "payynkilla" says it best, as well as Tgwri1s himself posting for confirmation in post #86: It was simply late, but ultimately the correct decision. About damned time, too... I was screaming for CeRq to have the MVP when the tournament initially ended.
2018-08-28 21:04
#118
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Brazil hugoooo 
ciRq tournament by him, deserved.
2018-08-28 21:05
#122
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
punmeister
2018-08-28 21:49
#125
suicide | 
United Kingdom ollin 
gj
2018-08-28 22:26
#128
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Canada kthxy0 
gg cerq, now start losing weigh so you will bang ez
2018-08-28 22:35
#129
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
Budget s1mple
2018-08-28 22:38
Funny how when the mvp doesn't go to MIBR, nobody whines about the tournament being tier 2. Hipocrisy aside: congratulations to Cerq, it's always great to see the rising of new legends like him and oskar. CS was getting boring with the same 4 guys dominating the scene. Kudos!
2018-08-29 02:16
#145
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Myanmar xdcc 
is this happens because we are from Bulgaria??
2018-08-29 02:28
#151
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Denmark resolut 
Let's be honest here, the enemies that NRG faced was t2s(HR, gambit, Tyloo) . Whilst mibr only faced literally t3 teams.(none of which was in top 30) It is anything but hypocrisy.
2018-08-29 05:35
The tournament itself had tyloo and optic. They lost to better teams, which MIBR destroyed. The level of those tournaments was equal. Oh. Another tournament in which the whole website complained about it being t3626 was last year's summit, that had 5 or 6 teams from the top10 in it. But since SK won, it suddenly was a trash championship.
2018-08-29 11:32
UPDATE: The tournament also had ghost in an early exit against Kinguin, and ghost just shagged the almighty simple and his almighty friends.
2018-08-29 13:32
#163
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World Beard43 
Tier 2 team wins tier 2 tournament, why would anyone complain? I find the huge fall from MiBr surprising and that they're owning it by playing a tier 2 Tournament.
2018-08-29 16:18
Nah. They actually always played those kinds of tournaments, even when they were the best. Money is money, at the end of the day. Also, it's good training and it boosts their confidence.
2018-08-29 16:28
Internet explorer
2018-08-29 04:23
#149
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China Koali 
+1
2018-08-29 04:40
#152
Golden | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
Where's that HLTV premium subscription button? By the number of outraged people here it seems like there must be a lot of customers who doesn't use this site as a free news website.
2018-08-29 07:34
#162
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
ez 4 my boi <33
2018-08-29 15:16
SURK
2018-08-29 18:02
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