XANTARES: "Our goals [in ex-SS] were not the same"

BenjaCS
January 9th, 2019 13:00

Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş opens up about his decision to join BIG, why he parted ways with ex-Space Soldiers and how living in another country will affect him.

The 23-year-old spent nearly four years with Space Soldiers, between January 2015 and October 2018, helping to put Turkish Counter-Strike on the map as he led the team to several appearances at international tournaments, including two Majors.

XANTARES has opened a new chapter in his career

Before the end of the year, XANTARES decided to leave his longtime team to further his career in Germany with BIG, replacing Johannes "nex" Maget in the lineup. To shine a light on these recent events, we caught up with XANTARES to discuss why it was time to move on, the reasons he preferred BIG, and whether or not he had received other offers.

Let's start with your former team. What can you tell us about what happened after you left the Space Soldiers organization and why you decided to part ways with the squad?

The reason why I left the team stemmed from the fact that players were unmotivated. One of the main factors in my decision was my hunger for success and my competitive personality. I made this decision thinking that my former teammates weren't as ambitious as me and that they didn't put in as much work as I did.

You received offers from international organizations in the past. Why did you accept one now?

I had previously declined offers because I had thought that I would achieve things with Space Soldiers and I would reach my goals. After I realized that our goals weren't one and the same and we left the organization, I accepted the offer from BIG.

Can you talk us through that process? How did BIG reach out and how did the negotiations go?

They sent me the offer after we left the Space Soldiers organization. I already had a friendship with BIG's coach, and he personally reached out to me to say that we would always stay as friends, even if I didn't accept the offer. I went to Germany to evaluate this offer face to face and I wanted to get to know them. The fact that I already knew tabseN and gob b, and that everyone in BIG was so friendly accelerated the signing process. So I accepted their offer.

Did you get offers from other teams?

I had received offers from various teams, including FaZe and mousesports, but at that time I wasn't planning on leaving the team. When I eventually decided to join another team, the friendly environment in BIG, combined with my belief that we would be successful, made me take their offer over others.

You will live in a different country for an extended period for the first time in your life. Can you talk about this transfer on a personal level?

Leaving all your friends and family to live in a foreign country to play in a different team is a big sacrifice. I thought I would feel lonely, but from the first moment, both the players and executives of BIG welcomed me with open arms, like I was a close friend. So I have not felt lonely.

BIG already have a spot at the next Major as they finished top eight at the previous one. Was this a factor in your decision? Have you talked about your goals at the Major?

BIG is already a successful and established team that has proven itself. That was definitely a factor. Plus, with what I will bring to the table, I believe, in fact I know, that we can accomplish even more. I wouldn't have joined BIG if our visions and goals weren't the same. They completely are and we always aim for better and for more. We don't set ourselves any limit. Our goal is to reach the highest level a team can get.

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
877
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
926
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
who, I only know of Space Soldiers... Maybe should honor your contracts instead of lying about them :)
2019-01-09 13:00
#8
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Korea Derepaer 
same
2019-01-09 13:01
XANTARES said on stream : '' i want to play in Germany because of low ping, then i talked with team coach after talk i agreed with him (coach wife living in Belgium, coach will go to Turkey for taking XANTARES suitcase in the moment XANTARES needed a home for 3-4 days) then he called NGIN (he lives in germany) he ask him ''i need home and ride while searching home to play'' but ngin didn't give a shit. so after this xantares gets really mad and he made the decision at that moment he gonna leave SS. congratulations ngin ur best teammate in the world. this is real truth and reason about XANTARES
2019-01-09 13:30
#119
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Japan weebgod 
getting carried and still be that unfriendly to xantaclaus
2019-01-09 13:49
"xantaclaus" I'm dead, that's wicked clever GG
2019-01-09 14:08
if you understand Turkish here is the proof. XANTARES talking in background. youtube.com/watch?v=KMBRah3fFMs
2019-01-09 15:31
#239
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Iceland stlie 
who is she ?
2019-01-09 16:28
his gf
2019-01-09 16:40
shes hot
2019-01-09 16:49
#256
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Turkey orox2 
she is edit: my dumbass thought you said "shes not" lol
2019-01-09 17:04
+9999 im in love with here O_O
2019-01-10 00:57
Upvote
2019-01-10 14:08
Upvoting upvote, thank fren
2019-01-10 14:18
#189
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Slovakia SLAVak 
+1 for xantaclaus
2019-01-09 14:43
HAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAHHAHAHAH Xantaclaus
2019-01-09 15:51
#284
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United States ferric 
Xantaclaus LOOOOL
2019-01-09 17:40
#343
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Turkey xantaclaus 
Nice
2019-01-10 04:01
He made good decision for him and for cs maybe too :D Ngin such a dick lol
2019-01-09 15:18
it is not true , nt
2019-01-09 15:45
wrong. ngin lives with his family and there is no room for xantares to stay. ngin makes this clear to xantares. still xantares blames and gets mad to ngin like ngin HAS TO take care of him. u need to remove your "ngin didnt give a shit" statement.
2019-01-09 16:46
#250
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Argentina makuken 
He don’t to have to take care of him , but if he’s a friend he would let him stayed for 4 days dude wtf
2019-01-09 17:00
#260
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Turkey orox2 
Yeah, he didn't ask for something temporary. Just sleep at couch for 3 days and give him a bed, not a big deal but it is still not ok to blame ngiN. There might be something we don't know maybe about family etc
2019-01-09 17:10
#350
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
dude he can atleast arrange a place for him to stay come on
2019-01-10 11:43
#351
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Turkey orox2 
tru. cok ayip
2019-01-10 12:12
#162
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
Glhf
2019-01-09 13:00
#223
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1 great to see Big in feb
2019-01-09 15:55
wow
2019-01-09 13:00
They wanted to matchfix, he didnt
2019-01-09 13:01
#117
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Europe PureXie 
+1
2019-01-09 13:48
#364
World cDe 
wow, that could be legit reason
2019-01-10 16:02
Offer from FaZe wtf
2019-01-09 13:01
#20
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Turkey GhuzKhan 
not expected ? his talent is enough to play on faze
2019-01-09 13:04
#23
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
dude they had to settle to Adren do you really think they didn't want Xantares?
2019-01-09 13:05
#57
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Albania Mamluku 
settle?? that dude is a major champion. he has proven himself in the big stage, xantares hasnt
2019-01-09 13:16
#61
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
Xantares hasn't? He almost carried motherfucking ngiN to the legends status all by himself. Adren would shit his pants on SS
2019-01-09 13:18
#249
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Europe LawUysal 
Paz's rating was better than Xantacolus. So Paz carried the whole team.
2019-01-09 16:53
#62
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
that dude is a major champion who didn't get picked up by Na'Vi (instead of botward) or HR (instead of botfox)
2019-01-09 13:19
#81
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Albania Mamluku 
and he got himself a better team, its called a choice, he has put himselfbin the best situation possible
2019-01-09 13:25
#209
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Russia zbogus 
Navi doesn’t like changes and hr preferred hobbit because of age
2019-01-09 15:36
#312
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Other awzaq 
how do you know that they want to change botfox or Edward?
2019-01-09 20:21
#69
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France LanaRhoades 
Stfu XANTARES has proved himself 1000x times
2019-01-09 13:21
U know that Adren is just on trial ?
2019-01-09 13:21
He'll be on trial until S1mple's contract with Na'Vi is over
2019-01-09 14:22
probably, but they can success with AdreN
2019-01-09 14:29
In which case they will replace Olof by S1mple I really think that s1mple will join Faze
2019-01-09 17:06
for sure, one day
2019-01-09 17:42
If Faze is waiting for Simple's contract to end and AdreN is standing in to replace Karrigan then Simple would be replacing karrigan and not Olof
2019-01-18 21:12
#348
s1mple | 
Netherlands xGrayZ 
he is not on trial he is a stand in for the Katowice Major coming up he signed a temporary contract until after the major then they will release him or maybe not
2019-01-10 09:55
+1 that's what i mean :p
2019-01-10 11:37
#147
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Europe kvvach 
this offer are from 2017 just read guys
2019-01-09 14:28
finally someone with a brain
2019-01-09 14:42
Lmao I hate this website sometimes
2019-01-09 17:10
#311
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Other awzaq 
the offer from faze was in a long time ago, I don't know exactly if was before k10 entered or after they decided to replace him and were searching for some1 (after Krakow)
2019-01-09 20:19
unexpected
2019-01-09 13:10
#64
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United States anymor3 
XANTARES>AdreN
2019-01-09 13:21
#224
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2019-01-09 15:55
Too bad BIG sucked his dick and made him feel so loved that he picked his first "face to face" offer. If he went to meet faze, he would of felt the same. He's young so his impulsive nature screwed him.
2019-01-09 17:12
Lol no. One of bigs co owners is a turk and gob obv too. Plus tabsen and gob are good friends of him. And gob can explain strats and stuff in turkish
2019-01-10 14:19
#146
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Europe kvvach 
this offer are from 2017 just read guys
2019-01-09 14:28
#165
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
#9
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Denmark dev1cetop1 
woooooooooooooooooooo
2019-01-09 13:02
yea
2019-01-09 13:02
#11
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Turkey darknight53 
Our goals were differnt team
2019-01-09 13:02
#166
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
#12
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Israel wetz 
Nice
2019-01-09 13:02
Ismailcan "TwoFaced" Toledo
2019-01-09 13:03
#24
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Turkey GhuzKhan 
+1000
2019-01-09 13:05
Rip Faze Xantares.. Still I think this is a good decition from Xantares.
2019-01-09 13:03
sounds like BIG is actually a proper environment... nice to hear ;)
2019-01-09 13:04
+1
2019-01-09 13:10
+1 we smart we loyal we friendly we from GODmany
2019-01-09 13:17
lol did he delete all his comments because I told him he was a prick and should not be surprised if that creates a hostile response to him? oO
2019-01-09 15:46
Mods deleted his comments :D
2019-01-09 15:48
you sure? There was not much in there that was actually horrible - I've seen worse on here :D
2019-01-09 15:49
user cannot delete their own comments, so it must have been a mod xD
2019-01-09 15:55
duh... crap, of course - my brain is stupid
2019-01-09 16:01
+1
2019-01-09 13:21
#167
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
+1
2019-01-09 15:40
#295
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
Because there are many turkish ppl involved in that project.
2019-01-09 18:41
#17
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
gl Xanti
2019-01-09 13:04
interesting
2019-01-09 13:04
I'm really curious what this lineup can achieve. GL!
2019-01-09 13:04
he actually denied an offer from FaZe and mouz lol but I think joining BIG first will be a smoother transition than to FaZe or mouz
2019-01-09 13:05
well it reads like the faze offer was not recent but way back when he didnt want to leave SS....
2019-01-09 13:12
yea exactly, We dont know the time of those offers but Xantares is a good player, its toldly normal teams considered him as a future play in the team. I'm not supporting him just because he's a turk but whenever I see the scoreboard, he was 2 or maybe 3 class better than his teammates, I really want to see what can he do with a decent team.
2019-01-09 13:22
#225
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2019-01-09 15:57
It was recent. Mouz offered 4 times and faze 2 times. First time offered faze was 2 years ago. But other offer after part ways with ss
2019-01-09 13:29
"after part ways with ss" LMAO too much hltving
2019-01-09 13:56
#154
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Europe kvvach 
this offer are from 2017 just read guys
2019-01-09 14:31
#168
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
atleast now he can show hes best potentional, gobb will know how to use Xantares as he did use NiKo
2019-01-09 13:05
#226
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2019-01-09 15:58
#265
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Turkey orox2 
NiKo was toxic af at the time. Xanta is both good friends with them and also no language barrier with gob b. He can actually do better than NiKo
2019-01-09 17:17
I have no idea where this Niko is toxic bs comes from. Never heard anything about this from players he played with.
2019-01-09 20:01
#315
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Turkey orox2 
idk but everybody was saying that in his mouz years and I also remember a clip that where he screams to chrisJ like "shut the fuck up"
2019-01-09 20:45
that "shut the fuck up" video is heavily misunderstood. Chris and denis kept arguing about who lost the round for the team while niko wanted to call the next round. That's not toxic, that's his right as caller. Before that he told them several times in a normal way to be quiet.
2019-01-11 15:37
#316
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Serbia ravi0ll1 
+1 He is a huge tilter and rager, but never seemed toxic to others
2019-01-09 20:46
Gl man
2019-01-09 13:05
Offer from FaZe and mouse?lel
2019-01-09 13:05
#30
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Netherlands ChrisJay 
Mouz offers could have been in the same time as spiidi and dennis were in mouz for faze it had to be someone for karrigan
2019-01-09 13:08
#158
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Europe kvvach 
this offer are from 2017 just read guys when mouz had ddennis&lowel faze kio&allu
2019-01-09 14:33
#169
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
#267
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Turkey tastemycobra 
He said he got offered by mouz like 4 times... in a stream tho, not in this interview.
2019-01-09 17:18
Wow
2019-01-09 13:06
Very nice bro.
2019-01-09 13:07
Bug has proven itself? OMEGALUL
2019-01-09 13:07
#268
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Turkey orox2 
3 major and 2 of them semi-final. They also finished 2nd at last ESL Cologne. They might not be Astralis but they are definitely proven lol
2019-01-09 17:19
tournament wins?
2019-01-09 17:24
#281
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Turkey orox2 
Now they have a big chance. Tabsen and Xanta in the same team always have a big chance to win t1 tournament tho
2019-01-09 17:32
#274
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France Waiit 
You mean quarter finals
2019-01-09 17:27
#282
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Turkey orox2 
tru
2019-01-09 17:32
#31
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India AMKW 
glhf
2019-01-09 13:08
team comm is now full englando?
2019-01-09 13:08
#53
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Vietnam jRAYMD 
They playing with smooya so i guess it alteady was
2019-01-09 13:14
well it was English since smooya I guess
2019-01-09 13:15
I mean kinda but they spoke german so much I am actually astounded smooya didn't have a mental breakdown yet (they keep calling the flashes they are going to throw in german for example, even when smooya is still alive)
2019-01-09 13:20
really??? I didnt not know that. that must suck for smooya
2019-01-09 13:21
You can hear some of their comms in the documentary series if you are interested
2019-01-09 13:21
#95
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Germany Roflcopter234 
i mean after smooya is dead its better for them
2019-01-09 13:30
what documenatry series? is it on youtube?
2019-01-09 13:37
Big clan YouTube channel
2019-01-09 13:53
thx
2019-01-09 14:31
#127
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Germany CombatWombat 
you can see it on their youtube channel
2019-01-09 13:57
thx
2019-01-09 14:31
As far as I know they started with this English /German language change shit but eventually went to full English later
2019-01-09 13:33
bs. When the comm isn't for smooya it doesn't have to be in English. When tabsen just wants gob (or nex, or tizian) to know he is throwing a flash, it's way smarter and faster to just do it in German. In the documentary is not one German call meant to be for smooya. There are things like positions though, just as "Heuwagen", but smooya knows these.
2019-01-09 20:06
he fact Smooya is calling the cart on A short Inferno Heuwagen shows how much he adapted german into english lol
2019-01-09 22:46
#170
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
#33
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Norway NoregNik 
Lol did mouz want to kick STYKO again to get XANTARES? Interesting.
2019-01-09 13:09
Did you read it? "I had received offers from various teams, including FaZe and mousesports, but at that time I wasn't planning on leaving the team."
2019-01-09 13:13
#195
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Norway NoregNik 
You are stupid. Those offers came after they left SS. It is said in the previous question. BIG offered him a deal after they left SS, and the next question was, if there were other offers from different teams. They left SS mid October. STYKO came back to the line-up mid-end of September.
2019-01-09 14:59
learn to read, only BIG send him offer when they left SS
2019-01-09 16:16
#34
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Norway SystRay 
Good read! Gonna be really interesting to see how it goes, especially in terms of communication.
2019-01-09 13:09
#171
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
#35
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Russia og_loc 
I hope they'll be top 5 2019 with this lineup
2019-01-09 13:09
#36
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Russia og_loc 
good luck, BIG!
2019-01-09 13:09
#37
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Australia _Se7en 
Why decline faze xantares wtf!!!!!! Faze you declined faze clan, wtf you think you gonna achieve with BIG, RIP career :(
2019-01-09 13:10
#92
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Germany Roflcopter234 
"I had received offers from various teams, including FaZe and mousesports, but at that time I wasn't planning on leaving the team." his career was rip in ss
2019-01-09 13:29
#172
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
#97
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Turkey GhuzKhan 
he said "i cant stand to egos in teams like faze and mouz. i prefer go step by step. it will be much better for me" on his girlfriend's steam
2019-01-09 13:32
#102
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Australia _Se7en 
Hmmm smooya has huge ego. The only person in faze that has huge ego is only Niko.
2019-01-09 13:34
#123
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Smooya is just toxic but he respects xantares and he is an awper. Thus, team roles won't conflict. Elsewhere, in mouz or faze, he would have to deal with sunny, ropz, niko, olof etc in regards to team roles.
2019-01-09 13:53
#309
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Brazil candymau 
"only niko". O.K.
2019-01-09 20:12
Well, smooya is kinda overdoing his shittalking and egostuff on purpose i geuss, not really serious in what he says sometimes ^^
2019-01-09 22:47
#227
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Denmark Cleandog 
Wrong, Faze RIP
2019-01-09 15:59
Xantares "Twofaced" Toledo
2019-01-09 13:10
#173
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
+1
2019-01-10 03:55
-smooya +anyone and BIG can finally achieve something
2019-01-09 13:10
#60
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Korea Jardeet 
Smooya is the biggest onliner of all time I'll be surprised if he doesn't cheat The dude has unreal online stats then goes to LAN and bottom frags every game
2019-01-09 13:17
Dont think so. He played really well on major, and the even which navi won, he was playing at his best performance. Smooya is very interactive awp player, which is really good. I consider him better awp than s1mple if you consider his positioning.
2019-01-09 13:25
S1mple isnt even awp player.
2019-01-09 13:46
he plays as the awper for navi, what's your point. We all know s1mple can do everything if he wants, but he stick with the awp.
2019-01-09 13:50
Like one of the analysts/casters said(dont remember which one), s1mple isnt best awper in the world, just because he isnt awper.
2019-01-09 13:53
it doesnt matter dude he plays as an awper, I cant argue how good s1mple is, I'm just saying i love to watch smooya doing fast shots, non-scoped shots, that's all
2019-01-09 13:54
so you should start watch woxic, he's way more better than smooya
2019-01-09 14:29
I know him dude, but i dont think so.
2019-01-09 14:43
#174
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
Hahahahah - got an offer from mouse but wants to go to BUG coz of "friendly environment" - wants to win and has competitive nature PICK ONE OMEGALUL
2019-01-09 13:11
"I had received offers from various teams, including FaZe and mousesports, but at that time I wasn't planning on leaving the team." comprehensive reading :)
2019-01-09 13:16
#88
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Germany Roflcopter234 
+111
2019-01-09 13:28
#175
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
#279
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France Waiit 
Check his name
2019-01-09 17:30
- Plans to leave coz of BUG has "friendly environment" - wants to win and has competitive nature PICK ONE
2019-01-09 16:11
big has the potential to win. they are a solid top10 team since last summer.
2019-01-09 16:14
NO BUG NO BIG UNLUKO MALUKO
2019-01-09 18:05
#43
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France J0riS_ 
If only his english was better he could've joined faze ez
2019-01-09 13:11
Yea, I think he actually improved his english alot. He does not call in games, his english is now enough for the understand, and that's all matters for gob b i think..
2019-01-09 13:26
#111
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France J0riS_ 
Well I wish him good luck anyways hes insane
2019-01-09 13:42
HAHAHAHAH - Why did you leave SS? - Shitty turks!!! - Welcome to BIG - Ismaelcan "ThirdfaceofFallen" Toledo
2019-01-09 13:12
#176
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:38
Gets offers from faze and mouz Decides to play for big Im feeling thank you
2019-01-09 13:12
#89
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Finland spin-o 
Got offers back when ss had potential
2019-01-09 13:28
#91
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Germany Roflcopter234 
"I had received offers from various teams, including FaZe and mousesports, but at that time I wasn't planning on leaving the team."
2019-01-09 13:29
offers from FaZe and Mous were in the past as u can read properly
2019-01-09 13:29
Offers from Faze and Mous but stays in SS because he thinks they can do something 0 iq :D
2019-01-09 14:21
#177
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
+21
2019-01-09 16:46
#47
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Australia _Se7en 
You did not even ask him about whether he is taking classes for English or will gob b speak Turkish with him from time to time, Imo that was an important question to ask!
2019-01-09 13:12
#49
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Ukraine Najara 
S1mple will say after Major and leaving Navi: "The reason why I left the team stemmed from the fact that players were unmotivated. One of the main factors in my decision was my hunger for success and my competitive personality. I made this decision thinking that my former teammates weren't as ambitious as me and that they didn't put in as much work as I did."
2019-01-09 13:13
#104
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
I'd go back to liquid if I was s1mple. only way Astralis gets thrown out of their #1 spot
2019-01-09 13:35
-vaco(stew2K) -+s2mple
2019-01-09 13:47
#178
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
+1
2019-01-09 22:49
Yes probably, then electronic will come out and say I barely even play this game and I'm at the same level as s1mple who no lifes 16 hours a day.
2019-01-09 13:59
#272
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Turkey orox2 
I don't think any young cs pro have a life. Putting over 7-8k game hour and thousands of match in faceit and esea = no life
2019-01-09 17:25
#50
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Turkey Mertcursed 
Hmm ok
2019-01-09 13:14
#52
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Finland Spoelstra 
It is clearly a step up for his career. I also would like to see Paz doing the same. Others in Ex-SS are complete trash, including Calyx. And also they will not succeed anything and will disband eventually. The reason that kept them stand together was Xanta's skills and motivation.
2019-01-09 13:14
Exactly nice thoughts my brate
2019-01-09 13:32
#179
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
#103
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Turkey 0vercast 
Calyx >>>>> paz paz is very inconsistent
2019-01-09 13:35
#107
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
paz >>>>>>>>>>> calyx calyx is a baiter. paz is a very good site anchor and an underrated rifler. he can also awp effectively. you can't expect consistency in a team with maj3r's tactics.
2019-01-09 13:37
+1
2019-01-09 15:52
#273
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Turkey orox2 
+1,65
2019-01-09 17:26
#300
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Turkey 0vercast 
2019-01-09 19:08
#298
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Turkey 0vercast 
Yes, I accept Calyx is a baiter but paz played quite bad last 6 months and as I said he is very inconsistent. One match he is good and other match he is awful. Even hardstyle almost got better rating in a match. Furthermore, he can use awp well only at cobblestone and that is not a match map anymore. On the other hand, Calyx has always better stats than him although he has more defensive role in the team. There were a lot of matches only Xantares and Calyx carried SS in the previous year.
2019-01-09 19:05
what makes you think that calyx is consistent XD paz is smarter and better player overall
2019-01-09 16:37
#275
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Turkey orox2 
He was in all defensive and shit roles in SS tho. I hope maj3r will use him as entry in new lineup
2019-01-09 17:28
#301
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Turkey 0vercast 
#298
2019-01-09 19:08
Boosted noob
2019-01-09 13:22
#79
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Brazil TEUS1 
Can we get a F for XANTARES?
2019-01-09 13:25
#180
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
Smart decision to leave that dead team
2019-01-09 13:25
STUPID NOT GOING TO FAZE
2019-01-09 13:25
1
2019-01-09 16:00
#87
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gl
2019-01-09 13:26
#181
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
#94
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Traitor
2019-01-09 13:30
faze ? - adren+xantares top1 momento !!! )))
2019-01-09 13:31
#277
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Turkey orox2 
NiKo, GuardiaN, rain, olof, XANTARES = Ego wars = Keep finishing 2-4 every tournament
2019-01-09 17:29
Does he speak a good english?
2019-01-09 13:33
yes, he is going to course for a while.
2019-01-09 13:46
#182
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
nice info i am feeling thank you. lol
2019-01-09 15:24
It was way before the course lmao, cry
2019-01-09 15:28
please im just joking sorry if i offended you, english is not my first language
2019-01-09 15:44
His english is waaaay better then before right now. Actualy you don't need any good english to play with a team. Just map knowledge and a bit english like; smoke flash moli. And thats it! :D
2019-01-15 08:34
#105
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Denmark realstryker 
Good luck in BIG - I think that was a smart move. Atleast how things are looking at the moment.
2019-01-09 13:36
gl
2019-01-09 13:36
Nothing but best of luck Xanti
2019-01-09 13:38
#110
tarik | 
Germany broke34 
Sometimes shorter, but safety steps are much better than big steps. I think he´ll join faze but not this year,...
2019-01-09 13:38
yeah he said that, everything will be step by step
2019-01-09 13:55
Gl
2019-01-09 13:47
#183
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
nice now all u need is w0xic instead of smooya and ez top 5
2019-01-09 13:48
That would actually be so sick. Smooya is a little crybaby and doesn't have the same mentality as the other big players imo. Doesn't matter if he's just trolling or not
2019-01-09 13:58
i think it will be happen, if hr starts play bad with this lineup w0xic can leave.
2019-01-09 14:01
"if hr starts play bad with this lineup" They were terrible all of 2018 with this lineup. Woxic is wasting his career in this tier 7 team, they don't even have a proper IGL, they play pure pug style, they are one of the funniest teams to watch because they have 0 chance against any tactical team.
2019-01-09 14:05
They added Hobbit not long ago tho
2019-01-09 14:18
And yet they still have deadfox
2019-01-09 14:26
well it has to make some sense
2019-01-09 14:30
#184
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
#207
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Turkey Thunderball 
+1M I really cant stand watching them..
2019-01-09 15:32
Forget all that mentality and other bullshit, Woxic is just straight up an upgrade for Smooya. Not saying Smooya is bad or anything but compared to Woxic he's a noob for sure.
2019-01-09 14:03
I REALLY WONDER HOW THEY COMM. IN TEAM? GOB B KNOW TURKISH? OR XANTARES ALREADY LEARN ENGLISH? PICK ONE...
2019-01-09 14:10
English bro Gob b already knows Turkish but the rest of the team doesnt
2019-01-09 17:02
#139
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Brazil Fallenzera 
He should have left a long time ago
2019-01-09 14:10
#185
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
Gl
2019-01-09 14:21
XANTARES would have failed in FaZe cause his English sucks "im feelink thank you"
2019-01-09 14:32
his eng is prob better
2019-01-09 14:54
Lmao he will talk English in big
2019-01-09 15:06
#160
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Is this a story about betrayal?
2019-01-09 14:39
Why is he still trying to show his teammates as problem?
2019-01-09 15:36
#161
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Austria cacheex 
I think that's a good move from XANTARES and for BIG !! in berlien he will not miss anything IN BERLIEN over 200,000 Turkish people live I believe he will bring his performance to the table!
2019-01-09 14:36
#186
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Denmark __jUNGLE 
+1
2019-01-09 14:39
F
2019-01-09 14:44
better went to FaZe
2019-01-09 14:44
#196
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Turkey Raikkonen7 
yaraqtares
2019-01-09 15:04
Welcome to BIG XANTARES, I'm happy and looking forward for a great year 2019 for us BIG fans. :)
2019-01-09 15:13
#200
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Turkey mtdN 
He said he didn't want to be faced their egos
2019-01-09 15:22
ez 4 vacseN & vactares astralis on suicide watch
2019-01-09 15:34
Mid tier player, had toptier potential in the beginning but slacked off. Good add for BIG though, they might cause some upsets but i dont see them go top tier anytime soon.
2019-01-09 15:37
+5. All depends on time and communic... + if gob leaves asap for nex he can go coach so they might upset but this lu = hell no
2019-01-09 17:03
good luck XANTARES. still my fav player since im into CS esports.
2019-01-09 15:40
#214
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United Kingdom munt_ 
Faze is a better team than big but if he didn't settle quickly he would probably be replaced/benched pretty quick. Which would be shitty for his career, taking it slow is fine. He is competitive but he doesn't want to overstep the boundaries and being on a team like faze when he can speak sweet FA of english might not be the best.
2019-01-09 15:41
it would be uninteresting if he would join the faze but now its ok bcs we have 1 more team who can show us good results upd: i feel sorry for nex and if be honestly i hope he will play again
2019-01-09 15:59
He will comeback instead of tizian i think
2019-01-10 14:09
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO gob b as coach +nex will be perfect
2019-01-10 14:13
Who is igl then?
2019-01-10 14:15
don't care about igl gob b can be igl and coach at the same time why not?
2019-01-10 14:18
No, it isnt possible some of tournaments dont give permission to speak in game(like major you cant speak except pauses if you are a coach)
2019-01-10 14:20
Smooya = Friendly Environment??
2019-01-09 16:00
luckly smooya wasnt at big gaming house so xantares didnt run out
2019-01-09 16:46
Oh then im feelin thank you
2019-01-09 23:13
Xantares "twofaced" Toledo
2019-01-09 16:00
Faze needs more ez katka not Feelink thank you
2019-01-09 16:03
#236
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Iceland stlie 
traitor xantares
2019-01-09 16:14
its his job
2019-01-09 18:27
#310
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-09 20:18
#240
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Australia MrTurni 
good reading gl xantares
2019-01-09 16:31
i can add something interesting from the stream; big is actually really good team that peaked to top 5 most of the teams and also big need kind of player that who fear nobody and make other players encourage. i beleive this team gonna be much better
2019-01-09 16:38
lets make german cs great again 😄
2019-01-09 16:45
Grow up?? Cerq left his homecountry when he was like 15/16 + he changed continents. What xan did is nothing compared to that lil god. lel😂😂😂
2019-01-09 17:02
#270
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Turkey tastemycobra 
The difference is cerq didn’t have a good org like SS (well it was good in the past), and he didn’t have a team with as much potential as SS.
2019-01-09 17:21
SS is good org? LMFAO they literally fooled players with their contracts
2019-01-09 17:29
#287
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Turkey tastemycobra 
It was a good org in Turkey conditions. If they hadn't SS backing them, those bunch would never get together and get recognition. Yes their contracts were shit compared to foreign orgs, but that only became a problem when players reached a certain level and fame.
2019-01-09 17:53
Even after that, SS refused to be honest with the players. Tier3 players were payed more than ex-SS
2019-01-09 17:53
#289
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Turkey tastemycobra 
That is why i say "was". SS were good for the players at the beginning, then org started stealing prize moneys.
2019-01-09 17:56
"XANTARES has opened a new chapter in his career" a bit late dont you think? Besides choose fucking big instead of mous or FaZe. 0.0000001 iq
2019-01-09 17:12
He would've replaced Karrigan in faze or styko and mouz,but at that time they took snax and look what happened
2019-01-09 17:30
He said himself that he was invited several times to these teams, cant believe he wasted so much time playing at low level with SS and now he choose to play with fucking big.. at least he got a free spot at major legends lil
2019-01-09 17:34
what language will be the communication in big ?
2019-01-09 17:15
#269
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Englando
2019-01-09 17:19
xantares dont know english ? he can't even say 'highway'
2019-01-09 20:29
#319
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Turkey tastemycobra 
He's gonna improve.
2019-01-09 20:56
#326
Xyp9x | 
Oceania Shingy 
English. They can agree. it is important.
2019-01-09 22:37
he improved much and english easy to learn
2019-01-09 23:14
#266
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
i hope they disband in 2 months and tabsen can finally find a good team
2019-01-09 17:17
#286
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
i would be mad as hell as well tbh... if you don't strive to beast everyone else then why play at a competitive level? oh right, stealing pay checks... losers
2019-01-09 17:42
Not joining FaZe and coming to this trash team with low salary... Lmao Turks are srsly dumbasses.
2019-01-09 18:13
>20k€ >low salary Pick one
2019-01-10 14:05
BiG salary is 4k, FaZe is 20k... Are you dumb kiddo or wtf?
2019-01-10 15:24
Are you kidding me? 5k minimum salary on europe for cs go what are u talking about man hahaha
2019-01-10 17:20
Gob B said they have 4k contracts for one more full year, they signed 3 years contracts back when they were shit Tier 3 team... Next contract will be bigger, now its only 4k... Learn your facts kiddo.
2019-01-10 19:57
Xantares said they own 20k, i own 17.5 who should trust now brazzer?
2019-01-11 10:08
Yea that never happend...
2019-01-11 15:43
Why is xantares's surname literally "fourbrothers"? Dort - four Kardes - brother
2019-01-09 18:25
Turkey was adopted surname law in 1934. Probably his grand grand father had 3 brothers or sisters xd
2019-01-09 18:40
hahah
2019-01-09 21:22
Yes, bot not only brothers. Brother or sister= kardeş.
2019-01-09 23:14
Yeah I know.. Kiz kardes and erkek kardes :D
2019-01-09 23:34
Well gl in big!
2019-01-09 19:02
Don't spit in the plate that you ate
2019-01-09 19:05
#299
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Brazil hugoooo 
The newa of Xantares joining FaZe would break HLTV for a few hours hahaha Would be cool as fuck if he had accepted.
2019-01-09 19:06
IM feeling thank you
2019-01-09 19:49
me too
2019-01-09 23:03
#314
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World bigb1rd 
Anyone who isn't excited to see XANTARES playing on a better team and at more big LANs against top teams isn't a real fan of the game. This is about as good as roster moves get in CSGO. It's almost as good as NiKo joining Faze, genuinely exciting.
2019-01-09 20:29
overhyped
2019-01-09 23:02
#337
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
niko is overhyped? he's one of the best players in the game you fucking moron lmfao
2019-01-10 00:55
i said u overhyped about xantares not niko, this is my idea so stop write ppl like moron or else before u not understand what they say
2019-01-10 09:09
#324
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Brazil m4ri 
bug kkkkkkkk
2019-01-09 22:09
#336
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
LMFAOOOOO turned down faze to join BIG? Xantares actually retarded lmfaoooo
2019-01-10 00:55
don't underestimate teammate relationship. you do better where u feel more comfortable. Can you see how much pressure is on Faze? Guardian is about to retire with no major, Karrigan got kicked, now their best player is igling. Do you think Faze is a calm sea to dive in?
2019-01-10 02:45
it wasnt offer from now idiot . mouz and faze offers were probably from 2017
2019-01-10 05:50
One was a close time ago if im not mistaken
2019-01-10 12:29
probably when they kicked styko in june
2019-01-10 14:10
Translation: Calyx wanted to throw every game cause SS salary was shit, I only wanted to throw half of them but now I'm getting paid anyways.
2019-01-10 02:51
#341
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Netherlands Claymann 
I am feelink thank you
2019-01-10 03:38
#344
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Turkey xantaclaus 
I like that u write feelink. Exactly how he pronounces it hahaha
2019-01-10 04:02
#365
United States vaz 
Great guy, great player... I just wish him the best, his contribution to the Turkish scene is immeasurable
2019-01-10 16:44
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