NiP, fnatic pull out of StarSeries S6

Yossarian
September 19th, 2018 16:00

Due to busy schedules, Swedish duo NiP and fnatic have decided to skip the upcoming Starseries i-League Season 6, set to take place in Kiev from October 7-14, Starladder have announced.

Just two and a half weeks before the event, NiP and fnatic have decided to pull out of Starseries i-League Season 6.

One of the open slots will be filled by the Russian/Ukranian squad Vega Squadron, who recently impressed with their run at the FACEIT Major, as Dmitriy "jR" Chervak's men reached the New Legends Stage in London. According to Starladder, the team to take up the last remaining spot will be revealed on September 24.

f0rest and the rest of NiP won't go to Kiev

Both NiP and fnatic were unable to reach the playoffs at the ongoing FACEIT Major, as the teams fell short in the New Legends Stage last week. Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson's troops have BLAST Pro Series Istanbul as well as the online leagues of ECS Season 6 and ESL Pro League in their upcoming schedule alongside an appearance at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen in early November.

fnatic will also compete in ECS and EPL, and will see LAN action at ESL One New York from September 26-30 as well as at IEM Chicago, which starts November 6.

With the two Swedish squads pulling out, Starseries i-League Season 6 will feature the following teams:

Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
409
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
GG disband incomming
2018-09-19 16:03
Nah -draken Incoming
2018-09-19 16:06
#145
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Nepal TYZ4 
Its always good to pull out
2018-09-19 17:54
#168
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Czech Republic Not_baiting 
No
2018-09-19 22:13
-draken +twist I think. tbh there is no real good swedish awper... maybe jw goes back and they will take an swedish fpl player I dont know what they shoud do. though decision.
2018-09-19 21:42
Why would they take an fpl player when they are the best swedish team use your head retard
2018-09-20 03:35
#190
flusha | 
Korea shglet 
if there is no better choice also cheap
2018-09-20 15:12
Best Swedish team? they are barely a top 10 team right now, they also did not get into the top 8 in the major wich a team like them should have. and they lost to complexity, hellraisers and should have lost to vega. they had the best possible road to get to the top 8 at the major and they didn't get there. its not that they played a faze, astralis mibr TL, they only had navi as the real hard oponent. and NIP is playing/played better than fnatic aswell. They are ranked 9 on hltv so seems like NIP is the best swedish team right now. your turn add_xizt_ffs, please do some research before you start typing and I got a great tip for you ---> stay in school! you will need it
2018-09-21 15:00
NiP is garbage lul they lost to hacksoldiers
2018-10-01 00:41
Ayyyyy Sean
2018-09-20 10:53
Eyyyyyyyyyyy luuk
2018-09-21 15:10
#39
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Sweden Unluko 
lol
2018-09-19 16:10
Oh no :(
2018-09-19 16:10
#2
Zeus | 
Moldova gay_retard 
VP invite inc
2018-09-19 16:05
pls no
2018-09-19 16:11
#50
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Poland wojteq__ 
hope not
2018-09-19 16:12
yez
2018-09-19 16:15
Kinguin/AGO better
2018-09-19 16:30
no
2018-09-19 16:37
#120
TaZ | 
Poland mikj 
+1
2018-09-19 16:57
#116
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Spain Seo0k 
Yesn't
2018-09-19 16:52
#3
KRIMZ | 
India EosTheMG 
Oh big swap coming
2018-09-19 16:03
#42
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
inb4 fnatic gives KRiMZ for GTR like they did on Lekr0 lmao
2018-09-19 16:10
#47
KRIMZ | 
India EosTheMG 
Hahab yea fnc stupid kick big players and get trash from nip
2018-09-19 16:11
#55
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Portugal raaVz 
yeah.. fnatic 0 IQ
2018-09-19 16:14
for fnatic: -krimz + twist for faze: -karrigan + krimz (niko as igl) would be fun lol
2018-09-19 16:16
#69
KRIMZ | 
India EosTheMG 
I hope this happens he goes to faze wil olof
2018-09-19 16:17
twist said no countless times..
2018-09-19 16:21
well now he's teamless, and only 2 of the fnatic players from last time they asked are still there in that case (jw,flusha)
2018-09-19 16:29
that's actually even worse because twist plays with friends and he was more a friend of ex fnatic then current fnatic
2018-09-19 20:12
twist doesn't play in any team rn
2018-09-20 00:04
i understand the word teamless thanks but doesn't change my point. playing 7 hours a day and travelling the world with people you don't have fun with is hard
2018-09-20 12:02
good point, but having a great salary and being respected in the community is sort of worth it in my opinion, obviously everyone sees differently on things^^ cant expect everything to be "super fun" if you are a professional athlete haha
2018-09-20 16:23
If that's actually gonna happen I'm done with this team
2018-09-19 16:14
Fnatic fan showing his true plastic self
2018-09-19 17:22
Plastic fan since 2014? First of all that lineup would basically be nip and not fnatic and second I will still support them no matter what
2018-09-19 18:41
"I'm done with this team" "but I will still support them" :)
2018-09-19 19:44
I said this multiple times in the past but I still support them. It's more of a joke.
2018-09-19 19:57
Okay, no hate :) I know the feel of supporting a team that's constantly disappointing me. I hope both teams keep their lineups and start performing better and get to the top level again they belong
2018-09-19 20:03
Thank you for the kind words. Yea that's exactly the feeling that I'm having right now but I hope the best for both teams in their future. Have a nice day :)
2018-09-19 20:06
have a nice day too man
2018-09-20 12:04
there is no reason to support fnatic if they let krimz go for gtr lmao
2018-09-19 16:17
#71
KRIMZ | 
India EosTheMG 
Yup that wud be even dumber than xizt for lekro And draken for golden Maybe other way
2018-09-19 16:18
Yeah cos nip will definitely kick their hardest working player who also did his best tournament in like 2 years right now. GTR is the glue that keeps nip together. GTR is nip.
2018-09-19 17:24
Fnatic will likely have a roster change, nip will not
2018-09-19 17:21
shit tier event ez for ence
2018-09-19 16:04
#55
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United States Revan___ 
How tf did they lose to royal bandits in ecs qual
2018-09-19 16:14
#5
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Turkey oguzhan83 
gg
2018-09-19 16:04
:eyes:
2018-09-19 16:04
#7
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Sweden KarlXII 
+MIBR Ples Mr Starseries
2018-09-19 16:04
#105
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
Ew no. Tier 50 event. Not worth it
2018-09-19 16:40
#106
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Sweden KarlXII 
Free money lol 300.000$ event
2018-09-19 16:40
if you support mibr then let them practice and show up in the tier 1 events. who cares about a win vs nobody
2018-09-20 12:05
#183
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Sweden KarlXII 
"who cares about a win vs nobody" A win is a win. And its good practice playing against multiple tiers.
2018-09-20 12:25
#108
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World nakTriceps 
No, MIBR is better than all these teams atm. Maybe BIG could do some damage to them.
2018-09-19 16:40
tier 9 tournament ggwp
2018-09-19 16:04
invite VP kappa
2018-09-19 16:04
#10
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France KepleR82b 
Invite G2
2018-09-19 16:04
Garbage2?
2018-09-19 16:07
#72
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France KepleR82b 
Hi fapper
2018-09-19 16:17
let time for G2 to pracc so they can show up on T1 events don't take their time with traveling and playing vs t2/3 teams
2018-09-20 12:06
#184
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France KepleR82b 
They all played together at least 2 years man, the excuse of " We need to pracc" is no longer relevant
2018-09-20 12:33
they played under shox leading now it's ex6tenz and if you have a decent level you can see it's so much different ex6tenz, smithzz didn't play with them last 2 years you have no idea how it is to play as a team, specially when you play against teams with pro players playing with a stable roster for a long period of time you know pro games aren't matchmakings with shox saying hi guys i go B in the freezetime
2018-09-20 14:51
#187
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France KepleR82b 
Lmao man, I'm not a newbie regarding the CS pro scene, I know how it works thanks but thinking that G2 needs more and more practice is just like running away from the real problem which is the french ego. How long did it take for the "french super team" to be decent? Never happened, 6 months after the new roster, they were just saying "yes we need practice blahblahblah"
2018-09-20 15:03
french ego in the new line up ? yep you rly don't know nothing about french scene
2018-09-20 15:07
#189
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France KepleR82b 
Yeah you don't know shox and Ex6 it seems
2018-09-20 15:09
More rosterchanges incoming?
2018-09-19 16:04
#12
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Russia GramDEL 
Swedish cs dying? Or being updated?
2018-09-19 16:05
They will most certianly be invited to Epicentre
2018-09-19 16:06
hahhahhahah no
2018-09-19 16:51
Wtf swedish scene died a long time ago
2018-09-19 16:18
wtf
2018-09-19 16:05
#14
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Sweden naturen 
fuck
2018-09-19 16:05
hey it can be good maybe we're getting the good players from nip this time not the trash
2018-09-19 16:14
Tier 10 tourny XD
2018-09-19 16:05
#16
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Germany GiiGa88 
shuffle
2018-09-19 16:05
TRUFFLE SHUFFLE
2018-09-19 16:05
#18
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Paraguay HighAlching 
ez event for godperial
2018-09-19 16:05
#19
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Sweden SwedishSwede 
roster change?
2018-09-19 16:05
Lol
2018-09-19 16:05
rip
2018-09-19 16:05
#22
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Sweden R4Z_RiGhT 
gg 2 favor team of tournament
2018-09-19 16:05
#34
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Sweden mixmixmartin 
LOL
2018-09-19 16:08
#24
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
gg
2018-09-19 16:06
Beacuse of Epicentre
2018-09-19 16:06
lol... Starladder dissapoints.. was pretty cool tournament when astralis played faze at finals.. (march 2017), since then it become really shit tournament and nobody wants to play there...
2018-09-19 16:06
Was it when faze won?
2018-09-19 16:13
yes
2018-09-19 17:10
SK vs Virtus.pro was good
2018-09-19 16:39
I think you’re thinking of Epicenter.
2018-09-19 17:49
#28
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
Call LG
2018-09-19 16:07
invite Hyperion
2018-09-19 16:07
Unexpected
2018-09-19 16:07
Swap teams?
2018-09-19 16:08
shuffle inc
2018-09-19 16:08
fuck off nerdish retards, anyways im gonna see good cs
2018-09-19 16:08
#36
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United States tzvn 
ghost gaming
2018-09-19 16:09
OH NO SHUFFLE
2018-09-19 16:09
#38
forsaken | 
Ukraine Pham_ 
lul wtf
2018-09-19 16:09
#40
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Brazil Heus 
tier 10 tour
2018-09-19 16:10
Now that the T2-3 teams are gone, they can invite T1 Teams
2018-09-19 16:10
#44
TaZ | 
Poland trollorowy 
KINGUIN VP OR AGO I BELIEVE
2018-09-19 16:10
#45
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Europe XKorwinX 
invite red reserve ) sweden team must be or galaxy
2018-09-19 16:10
ez for NRG now in this T2 LAN
2018-09-19 16:11
#49
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Finland Olter 
So fuckin easy gor ence
2018-09-19 16:12
#51
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Poland Coldharbour 
2 years ago no one would think about skipping a tournament like that. Now we have mostly tier2 teams at 300k event.
2018-09-19 16:12
it really do be like that sometimes
2018-09-19 16:16
It's crazy. No idea how StarSeries is turning into a tier 2 event. Even Na'Vi skipped their home event, really strange.
2018-09-19 16:17
#81
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Europe p1peb0mb 
well navi really have a busy schedule unlike fnatic and nip. stockholm to london to newyork to kiev to moscow to chicago. they just skipped kiev
2018-09-19 16:23
But that's the point, out of all the events they skip the one with the highest prizepool AND it's their home event.
2018-09-19 16:34
#98
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Europe p1peb0mb 
but it is smallest event in terms of competition. its a t2 event. all others are t1.
2018-09-19 16:35
It's only a t2 event because everyone's skipping it, and that hardly stopped Na'Vi before. They've gone to plenty of t2 events.
2018-09-19 16:36
#101
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Europe p1peb0mb 
yes thats why its a t2. even when its announced only top teams were navi,fnatic,nip and nrg and maybe north. first starseries of 2018 was a t1 event. its just unfortunate for them that,this event came between all these big events. so all top teams skipped it.
2018-09-19 16:37
Like I said, t2 events never stopped Na'Vi before, so it's strange that it would somehow be stopping them now.
2018-09-19 16:43
#53
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Sweden pontus767 
Shuffle is on it's way boys!
2018-09-19 16:14
mopnkaS
2018-09-19 16:15
#60
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Imagine if they invite VP
2018-09-19 16:15
110% They WILL xD
2018-09-19 16:16
#61
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Spain Arnau_Sil 
VP
2018-09-19 16:15
FUCK !!!
2018-09-19 16:15
go VP PLX
2018-09-19 16:16
#70
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China M1rAiwOw 
-draken +twist =4th major champion
2018-09-19 16:17
pro100 should be the last one.
2018-09-19 16:17
ez VP
2018-09-19 16:19
swedish shuffle confirmed
2018-09-19 16:20
Why attend when u cant win, good riddance :)
2018-09-19 16:20
#78
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Romania Splaxinho 
Dennis and KRIMZ swap! It is time! Both teams will be better
2018-09-19 16:20
#82
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Bulgaria fullSilence 
It will be nice if twist replaces dennis because he can AWP
2018-09-19 16:25
no
2018-09-19 16:30
#113
JinNy | 
Thailand fsjp 
Hope so
2018-09-19 16:48
#80
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
due to busy schedules or due to roster changes
2018-09-19 16:22
#127
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
+1
2018-09-19 17:15
#152
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
+5.5
2018-09-19 18:26
#83
 | 
Finland BillNye 
ence
2018-09-19 16:26
#84
 | 
World waltsuu 
wow pretty nice tournament, no clear favourites :D
2018-09-19 16:27
#85
Germany [ml] 
There is definitely something else going on at this tournament right now. So many good teams pull out
2018-09-19 16:27
how to go from an awesome tier 1 event(season4) to a crappy tier 3 event(season 6)
2018-09-19 16:28
#87
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Ez for mibr tier 3 event now.
2018-09-19 16:29
#89
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Russia Sugawara 
ez4Vega they gonna win this
2018-09-19 16:30
wow… just fuck fnatic, hope its for disband this shit roster or I wont have the courage to wait 1 fucking month to see them playing on lan with a dead roster
2018-09-19 16:30
#104
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
+1
2018-09-19 16:39
#93
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
+vega, nice
2018-09-19 16:31
noooo now it's turning into tier 3 tournament
2018-09-19 16:32
#95
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Ukraine vladgo 
tier2 starladder btw
2018-09-19 16:34
fnatic and nip are not strong as they used to be
2018-09-19 16:35
#173
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Europe p1peb0mb 
because they are not enough upcoming talents.
2018-09-20 00:58
good chances for BIG and HR it seems!
2018-09-19 16:38
#107
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
ez nrg
2018-09-19 16:40
#110
 | 
France trgls 
sweden shuffle
2018-09-19 16:45
Starseries turn to become a tier 3 league/tournament
2018-09-19 16:46
#112
JinNy | 
Thailand fsjp 
Shuffle soon .
2018-09-19 16:47
#114
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
SS please
2018-09-19 16:51
Flusha gtr swap?
2018-09-19 16:53
Lol rip free money and throphy.
2018-09-19 16:53
xd
2018-09-19 16:55
Ez win for Big or HR
2018-09-19 16:59
NiP : lekro draken rez gtr forest fnatic : flusha(igl) jw krimz dennis twist if krimz joins faze then fnatic : flusha , jw , xizt , dennis , twist
2018-09-19 17:03
nip draken lul
2018-09-19 17:17
nip needs apwe
2018-09-19 17:48
not draken
2018-09-19 17:48
no other awper in swedish scene + draken was star player in nip , carrying those bots
2018-09-19 17:51
carrying those bots expected from fnatic fan
2018-09-19 18:08
#170
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Europe BH5K 
sure m8, like if nip would ever pick up draken again, and twist would join fnatic, even though, he declined like 2 times already
2018-09-19 22:36
tier3 event
2018-09-19 17:04
#124
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Brazil hugoooo 
The winner of this lan will be crowned as the king of tier 3.
2018-09-19 17:06
#125
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Brazil beckerzin 
Free money for big lol
2018-09-19 17:07
not like anyone gonna miss this tier54 teams
2018-09-19 17:18
roster moves
2018-09-19 17:18
meh why, i really wanted to see them :c
2018-09-19 17:27
#135
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Finland TimCarry 
Lul ! They are just scared to play against ence..
2018-09-19 17:32
+1
2018-09-19 17:33
ez HR
2018-09-19 17:41
Ez af for HR
2018-09-19 17:51
#143
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Ukraine VeryVegaGuy 
Ez4Vega
2018-09-19 17:51
Just give ence the trophy already
2018-09-19 17:53
swedish shuffle 100%
2018-09-19 18:00
lets invite mibr ez tourney t3
2018-09-19 18:06
#148
BnTeT | 
China NA_LUL 
cancelled
2018-09-19 18:07
#150
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United States ecl1pseCS 
LAN full of tier 2 teams and no tier 1 PEPEHANDS
2018-09-19 18:22
Its gonna be a nice tier 2 event. Looking forward to watch.
2018-09-19 18:25
#154
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Turkey cracklords 
Where is space soldiers
2018-09-19 18:53
kidnapped by ngin
2018-09-19 21:16
#155
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
they would have been wasted spots anyways
2018-09-19 18:58
#158
 | 
Finland Lassius 
Pulling game strong
2018-09-19 19:58
#161
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2018-09-19 20:11
#163
 | 
Brazil Fallenzera 
exactly
2018-09-19 20:38
#164
suNny | 
Vietnam Oida 
SHAMELESS
2018-09-19 21:03
#165
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France Dov 
It's a tier 3 event, no wonder nip pulled out but why Fnatic? They are tier 3-4
2018-09-19 21:14
#169
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Romania MihaiBvB09 
Fnatic aka french slayer prnt.sc/kwdt9o
2018-09-19 22:30
#192
 | 
France Dov 
The memories :(
2018-09-20 22:21
-xizt -draken +brollan +twist
2018-09-20 00:51
#174
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Philippines p0k1em0n 
CIS: come at me, draken :)
2018-09-20 02:27
-dennis +twist -draken +dennis
2018-09-20 08:39
#177
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Iceland Splintex^ 
Ez for Fragsters!
2018-09-20 09:48
Maybe add mouz?
2018-09-20 13:17
-pita +GeT_RiGhT -GeT_RiGhT +draken NIP T1 team again. GTR is the worst player in average, all others can sometimes be MVP depending om match & map. GTR is most of the time at bottom or close to bottom. They need a main awper, while draken is far from the best alternative, he has a play style which fits NIP (more aggressive) and they should adapt strats to fit that kind of roster. At least draken would have more impact for the team than GTR been having the last couple of years. I think this simple change would take them from a top8 to a top3-4 or so team.
2018-09-30 12:04
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