electronic on his top-20 placing: "I hope I will be in the top five"

Striker
December 15th, 2018 17:02

We briefly spoke to Denis "electronic" Sharipov at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon and asked him about Na`Vi's first three matches at the event, as well as about how 2018 has gone for him and the team.

Natus Vincere are currently 2-1 in the round robin after they beat NiP and lost to Astralis on the first day, while the first round of day two saw them edge out Cloud9 on Overpass.

electronic thinks he will place sixth or seventh

After the match, we caught up with electronic and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev, who helped translate the interview, and asked him about their journey so far in Lisbon, as well as about 2018 from his and the team's point of view.

Let's start with yesterday - you beat NiP before losing to Astralis quite convincingly, how did the two matches go?

The game versus NiP went well for us, we were leading like 15-8, so it was comfortable, but they took some rounds and we didn't have good economy, but we just won, in the end. It wasn't a super tough game, but they made a good comeback attempt.

Against Astralis, the game wasn't like the score, it was a bit closer, we lost some crucial rounds, didn't have good economy. We weren't prepared very well for them, but I hope today we'll play better and if we manage to get to the final against them, we hope we'll win.

Talking about today, did you expect Cloud9 to put up such a good fight against you? What do you make of their upsets here?

We knew that Overpass was a good map for us against them, we did some homework, so we were ready against them. In the beginning, we were leading 6-1, but after we lost some stupid rounds they took seven in a row. We didn't feel we were going to lose this game, sometimes when you play you know you are playing better, you just need to focus more and play better together.

No matter what happens at this tournament, how would you rate Na`Vi's 2018?

Individually, the year went really well, it was my first year on the big stage. As a team, we had our best year, it was a really good year, but we have bigger goals for the next year. The biggest goal is to challenge Astralis.

You mentioned this being your first year at the top individually and, as you know, the top20 ranking is coming up at the start of the year, how important is that for you and where do you think you will place?

It's always good to be in the top 20, it shows that hard work pays off, so it's really nice. I hope I will be in the top five, but I think I'll be seventh or sixth. Top ten for sure.

Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
687
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
top 3 imo
2018-12-15 17:02
top 1 imo
2018-12-15 17:03
#92
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Austria shaakeh 
Denied
2018-12-15 17:23
respect MIBR_IS_OVERRATED7_REFORMED ?????
2018-12-15 17:23
#191
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Singapore Kerk 
I'd argue he's more consistent than s1mple
2018-12-18 10:00
#100
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Denmark Cleandog 
lul, top 20 confirmed, top 10, hmmm perhaps, top 5 negev tiv
2018-12-15 17:25
#140
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Romania SERiNGA 
I completely agree, he is a really good player but Na Vi cant have more than 1 player in top 5 and we all know s1mple is the one.
2018-12-15 17:43
#154
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2018-12-15 18:00
#177
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
Why can't they? Do u even watch electronic? He really deserves to be in top 5
2018-12-16 10:17
Not even close he will be towards top 3
2018-12-15 17:06
probably #4 after NiKo
2018-12-15 17:09
#74
Sobol | 
Liechtenstein slamcsgo 
niko hasn't done shit this year apart some stuff at boston.
2018-12-15 17:18
2 MVPs and 2nd best rating 2018 who is better? hltv.org/stats?startDate=2018-01-01&endD..
2018-12-15 17:20
#90
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Turkey rusty james 
only reduicng to big events when you can add all lans and filter by top 10 hltv.org/stats?startDate=2018-01-01&endD.. ooh naf better. on more maps. and liquid never even farmed c9 and nip on 3 blasts lol.
2018-12-15 17:22
You do realize that hltv barely considers normal LANs? and Niko is still way better lol
2018-12-15 17:26
#110
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Turkey rusty james 
normal lans matter when its between 2 top 10 teams. hltv considers blasts(3) as big events while it is a joke format and invite only. even with that naf has 50 more maps than electronic. (thought you were talking about electonic ur right bout niko)
2018-12-15 17:28
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/8918/elec.. yeah im not sure about electronic and NAF tho but NiKo should be #3
2018-12-15 17:31
#124
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Turkey rusty james 
his stats are aite but an astralis guy might take the #3
2018-12-15 17:36
no way man. top 5: s1mple device xyp9x electronic guardian
2018-12-15 17:36
not including NiKo is just delusional
2018-12-15 17:36
the only tournament he was an mvp in was epicenter.
2018-12-15 17:40
ESL belo horizonte?
2018-12-15 17:41
Belo Horizonte was a tournament they should've won from the get go. there was no true mvp. sure he may have gotten the title, but it's nothing he should've put extensive effort into.
2018-12-16 17:54
its still a MVP and thats all that counts lol
2018-12-16 19:56
well it shouldn't but k.
2018-12-16 20:12
ur dumb
2018-12-16 13:28
NAf better because of recent shit lan and cs_summit 2, where presence of top 5 teams is almost zero
2018-12-15 17:43
#143
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Turkey rusty james 
are you dumb? those stats were against top 10 teams only. no farm team stats there.
2018-12-15 17:44
NiKo is shown above NAF anyway, so what's your point
2018-12-15 17:45
#148
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Turkey rusty james 
was talking about naf>electronic.
2018-12-15 17:46
didn't check #110 sry thought we were bout NiKo and NAF
2018-12-15 17:47
#150
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Turkey rusty james 
np
2018-12-15 17:48
#81
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Denmark Twick_ 
Tier 3 event
2018-12-15 17:20
#80
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Turkey rusty james 
naf is better
2018-12-15 17:20
#2
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Spain L3gi13 
Top 3
2018-12-15 17:02
u hope hahahhahaha, top30 at max
2018-12-15 17:09
#94
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Finland Raffe_ 
U clearly havent been watching cs this year ;D
2018-12-15 17:23
yes pls tell me how many trophies navi won :D and whow many mvps he got to be in top5
2018-12-15 17:24
not to mention he was in flipsid3 first few months, dummy
2018-12-15 17:24
r u drunk?
2018-12-15 17:33
retarded or really bad bait
2018-12-15 17:53
#164
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Finland Raffe_ 
Mhm..
2018-12-15 19:43
never
2018-12-15 17:02
#4
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
Xd
2018-12-15 17:02
lul
2018-12-15 17:03
#6
flusha | 
CIS LRtx 
top4-5
2018-12-15 17:03
#7
loWel | 
Spain GonGon 
Lol nt
2018-12-15 17:03
#4 or #5
2018-12-15 17:03
Maybe top 15
2018-12-15 17:03
#10
shox | 
Turkey FrosTPunK 
k
2018-12-15 17:03
#11
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Finland Rullakko 
Lul
2018-12-15 17:03
#12
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Estonia Hondas 
1. God1mple 2. Botv1ce 3. N1ko 4. Electronic 5. Dupreeh
2018-12-15 17:03
NiKo is 2 but otherwise agreed
2018-12-15 17:05
#37
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Sweden FyrusCS 
how is niko second when his team could barely get any trophies this year, device has won 7 or 8 mvps alone and won the Intel Grand Slam, tbh I'm just worried that s1mple doesn't get robbed about his first place because of device getting all those mvps
2018-12-15 17:07
NiKo is the better player. Dev1ce has the better team. Going by that logic, yes, dev1ce will probs get 2nd, but NiKo deserves it
2018-12-15 17:08
> how is niko second when his team could barely get any trophies Are we talking about PLAYER rankings ?..
2018-12-15 17:12
but titles really matter, just look at NiKo in mouz times, he was hard carrying his team time after time, but he still got a shitty placement, cruel life.
2018-12-15 17:19
#83
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Sweden FyrusCS 
we were talking about hltv rankings, and after that we all know that trophies and winning titles is much more prioritizied than just individual skill, so device>>>niko 100%
2018-12-15 17:21
#184
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United States Jammin800k 
Uhm no? The list is individually based first and achievements are used as a tiebreaker. Device and Niko have similar stats, device has more MVPs and better placements so he will outrank niko
2018-12-16 13:29
100% agreed but HLTV will give #1 to dev1ce
2018-12-15 17:10
#160
chrisJ | 
Netherlands toMyy 
You know there is no chance for s1mple to get #1. Hltv 100% pick devve
2018-12-15 18:39
#13
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
ye , probably 7
2018-12-15 17:03
#15
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
spoilers
2018-12-15 17:04
#16
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Poland b7ack0ut 
OMEGALUL
2018-12-15 17:04
#17
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France ManuelFerrara 
TOP 5?????? ahhahahahahhaha
2018-12-15 17:04
He's gonna end up #4 or #5 for sure.
2018-12-15 17:05
#115
s1mple | 
Austria Arezcs 
yes obviously he's gonna be top5, I would like to know what other players your tiny peanut brain imagined to be better than him this year that top5 is laughable...
2018-12-15 17:29
It's not laughable, but not obvious either. He could be top6 after s1mple device NiKo NAF dupreeh
2018-12-15 19:20
Naf loooooooool
2018-12-15 20:29
#182
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United States Jammin800k 
NAF has more EVPs an MVP, better stats, and better placements...
2018-12-16 13:27
#18
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Europe Broozman 
Yes, top 4-5, for sure
2018-12-15 17:04
he wil be nr6
2018-12-15 17:04
#20
SS | 
France ponche 
Top 5 deserved.
2018-12-15 17:04
#21
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
4 or 5, if it's 6 ir 7 hltv is gay
2018-12-15 17:04
Top 4
2018-12-15 17:05
#24
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Brazil Whillpull 
Nah, you will not
2018-12-15 17:05
3/4/5 definetely
2018-12-15 17:05
maybe, but at least device simple niko naf are all above him
2018-12-15 17:05
#72
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Russia zbogus 
Why naf
2018-12-15 17:18
#101
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Turkey rusty james 
hltv.org/stats?startDate=2018-01-01&endD.. better on lan against top 10 teams. played more maps and didnt attend the 3 joke blast ournaments.
2018-12-15 17:25
bcuz naf got 2 mvps
2018-12-15 17:28
naf so inconsistent, probably will get 18-19 or not even the 20.
2018-12-15 17:21
#107
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World bigb1rd 
Lol. I'd be amazed if he isn't in the top 10, he's had a number of brilliant performances and his stats are solid, as is his team.
2018-12-15 17:27
I’m expecting Naf to places around 7-9, with him behind the Astralis players and simple +electronic
2018-12-15 22:20
top 21 ruski noob
2018-12-15 17:05
Dev1ce S1mple Niko Dupreeh NAF
2018-12-15 17:05
he will be between 4th-7th place alongisde with dupreeh, magisk and naf
2018-12-15 17:06
top 8 for you
2018-12-15 17:06
hahah
2018-12-15 17:06
#34
FalleN | 
Brazil dmn1 
Don't think so, it will probably be s1mple + 4 astralis players since it's hltv
2018-12-15 17:06
maybe #6
2018-12-15 17:06
What a greedy idiot. His team barely won Any events. How could he expect to place that high while being only the 2nd highest player while being the 2-4 best team?? That would be so unfair to the top 1 team guys and the #1 guy on other teams that occupied top2.
2018-12-15 17:11
#4
2018-12-15 17:09
#41
oskar | 
Czech Republic PlaSSma 
LOOOL GOOD JOKE
2018-12-15 17:09
He has played too bad recent. Maybe top 8 1. Device 2. S1mple 3. Niko 4. Dupreeh 5. Magisk 6. NAF/Twistzz 7. Look above 8. Coldzera 9. Electronic 10. Xyp9x
2018-12-15 17:09
#51
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Denmark beastkiller84 
cold? what are u fucking drunk?
2018-12-15 17:10
Niko not even top 10
2018-12-15 17:11
HAHAHAAHHAHA uninstall internet
2018-12-15 17:15
#77
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France Leskines 
Very bad list, expected from danish
2018-12-15 17:20
#131
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CIS Lawanda 
Where is gla1ve?
2018-12-15 17:38
top 5 in navi
2018-12-15 17:09
#119
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Poland folihere 
XD +1
2018-12-15 17:31
*top 6 kane 5th place electronic 6th
2018-12-15 17:40
#46
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
no fucking way lol
2018-12-15 17:10
I hope i will be on top 5 too
2018-12-15 17:11
he will be 6-7 yep
2018-12-15 17:12
LMAOOOOOOOOOO
2018-12-15 17:14
#60
method | 
United States f0xes` 
CS pro scene is pretty trash if a streaky, inconsistent player on a streaky, inconsistent team can break the top 5.
2018-12-15 17:14
#181
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United States Jammin800k 
Except electronic isnt streaky or inconsistent hltv.org/stats/players/events/8918/elect.. 15 Big events 11 with 1.1+ ratings Only 1 negative event
2018-12-16 13:25
niko simple dupreeh device he might be 5th
2018-12-15 17:14
#98
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Turkey rusty james 
cant naf better and played almost 50 maps more than him while not playing at 3 blast events hltv.org/stats?startDate=2018-01-01&endD..
2018-12-15 17:25
i forgot about the liquid guys. true naf and twitzz were insane this year.
2018-12-15 18:04
#63
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Brazil spaark1 
ha! no
2018-12-15 17:15
keep dreamin boi
2018-12-15 17:15
top 10 maybe, not top 5 u cocky kid
2018-12-15 17:15
1.dev1ce 2.s1mple 3.niko/dupreeh 4.dupreeh/niko 5.naf/magisk
2018-12-15 17:16
TOP 10 maybe, defo not a top5 2018 player
2018-12-15 17:16
#71
ropz | 
France trgls 
top15 maybe
2018-12-15 17:17
#73
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Brazil kanezz 
1- S1mple 2- Device 3- NiKo 4- Coldzera 5- Xyp9x 6- NAF 7- Dupreeh 8- Rain 9- Olof 10- eletronic
2018-12-15 17:18
Magisk have been the best roaster in 2018,,,,,and haave done it on master stile on astralis,
2018-12-15 17:20
#85
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Brazil kanezz 
yhea ik about him, i think he will be top 11/12/13 around that
2018-12-15 17:21
magisk instead of olof and xyp/cold trade places and its pretty good
2018-12-15 17:28
#179
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United States Jammin800k 
This list is trash olof wont even be top 20 and rain is questionable
2018-12-16 13:22
If you not can be the best team in the world,,,,like ASTRALIS you have to go after the players rank hahahhahahah
2018-12-15 17:18
#86
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Should be #5, imo.
2018-12-15 17:21
#88
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Spain elskio 
1.device 2.s1mple 3.dupreeh 4.Niko 5.Magisk 6.Naf 7.electronic
2018-12-15 17:21
Dont think He deserves top 5
2018-12-15 17:21
Thanks for telling everyone you are an arrogant fool.
2018-12-15 17:24
Arrogant fool: i will get top 5 Electronic: i hope i will get top 5
2018-12-15 17:35
Still too high hopes for a top tier rookie.
2018-12-15 18:20
top 30 at max
2018-12-15 17:26
poor guy must have a concussion
2018-12-15 17:27
Astralis had great last 4-5 months so device upgraded his stats hltv will put him 1st. But for me simple was pure beast
2018-12-15 17:27
I would be genuinely surprised if he makes top 5, and in all honesty I don't think he would deserve that. Top 10 is reasonable tho, I could easily see him making #7 or something
2018-12-15 17:28
1) s1mple 2) devve ecoBOT top 0 3) NiKo 4) elec/dupreeh 5) elec/dupreeh
2018-12-15 17:28
#116
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
navi players care about this too much, they should focus on winning
2018-12-15 17:29
electronic in top10 for sure
2018-12-15 17:32
#122
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Latvia Tibro 
ez
2018-12-15 17:33
#126
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Brazil cadik 
i don't know what place exactly but he should be higher than s1mple for sure. he deserves that.
2018-12-15 17:36
top 10 for sure tho
2018-12-15 17:37
#129
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United States (Fr0st) 
4th or 5th. Between him and Dupreeh.
2018-12-15 17:37
#130
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Russia hypexbitch 
Wtf?! I thought he's top 5
2018-12-15 17:37
#132
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Kazakhstan sk1talec 
what do you think, botvice top2 or top3?
2018-12-15 17:38
Top 10 for sure
2018-12-15 17:40
idk why ppl call him arrogant hoping for 5th place is nothing bad
2018-12-15 17:42
top7 or top8 imo
2018-12-15 17:43
#147
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United States SilveryoHD 
everyone says hes top 5 but I disagree
2018-12-15 17:46
#166
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Norway CheNaLii 
okay
2018-12-15 20:21
Dev1ce S1mple Electronic Dupreeh/niko Niko/dupreeh Ez top 5
2018-12-15 17:55
i arent think
2018-12-15 17:59
You will elec
2018-12-15 18:04
HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHA
2018-12-15 18:16
#159
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
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2018-12-15 18:35
#161
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Europe R2D2s 
XDDDD
2018-12-15 18:39
#162
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Portugal zony10 
top 10 imo: 1. Dev1ce 2. Xyp9x 3. gla1ve 4. Magisk 5. dupreeh 6. s1mple 7. niko 8. eletronic 9. coldzera 10. twistz
2018-12-15 18:53
Got bad news for you buddy...
2018-12-15 19:53
S1mple is #1 or #2 and electronic has been really close to him all year so he has to top 5.
2018-12-15 22:49
Oh, he is good enough, but he won't be top5 just beause of how the ranking works.
2018-12-16 14:41
s1mple 1
2018-12-15 20:33
Wow people on this site are absolute morons. Electronic is good but if you factor in a good mix of stats/results electronic would be 6/7. Plus you have to look at ALL of 2018 not just the last few months you Twistzz fanboys. 1. s1mple 2. device 3. NiKo 4. dupreeh/magisk 5. dupreeh/magisk 6. Coldzera/electronic 7. Coldzera/electronic 8. NAF 9. KRIMZ Anything after 9 is a toss up between XANTARES, woxic, twistzz, tabseN, GuardiaN, suNny, and oskar.
2018-12-15 20:51
#171
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Poland Marcines 
lol maybe top 10
2018-12-15 22:36
1. Dev1ce 2. s1mple 3. gla1ve 4. NiKo 5. dupreeh 6. Xyp9x 7. Magisk 8. electronic 9. NAF 10. coldzera
2018-12-15 23:16
#174
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
I dont Think he should be top5. He goes missing far too often.
2018-12-16 05:32
device simple twist Niko dupreeh
2018-12-16 06:44
Top 4 ez
2018-12-16 06:55
#178
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United States Jammin800k 
Hes 6th/7th on mine
2018-12-16 13:20
not even top 5 lmfao. 1. device 2. glaive 3. xyp9x 4. dupreeh 5. magisk 6. s1mple 7. twist 8. naf 9. niko 10. coldzera
2018-12-16 13:22
#186
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
1,Device 2.S1mple 3.Dupreeh 4.Electronic 5.Glaive 6.NiKo 7.Magisk 8.NAF 9.Xypex 10.Coldzera
2018-12-16 14:44
with 0 mvp's? sure thing xD
2018-12-17 11:14
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