GuardiaN wins ELEAGUE Invitational MVP award

FaZe AWPer Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational by HLTV.org and betway.

The 27-year-old won the closely-contested race for the award after inspiring FaZe to complete the turnaround in the final against Cloud9 with a 2.11 rating on Train, racking up 34 kills in 25 rounds.

With his performance in the decider map, GuardiaN brought his tournament rating to 1.09 and beat off competition from teammates Håvard "rain" Nygaard and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, as well as from Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey, for the honour.

GuardiaN wins his second MVP medal with FaZe

The Slovakian veteran was in the top five in eight stats leaderboards, leading the KDD (+30), AWP kills per round (0.48) and total AWP Kills (132) charts, while being joint-top for clutches won (4).

This is the eighth MVP medal of GuardiaN's career, the second since he joined FaZe after previously claiming the award at last year's IEM Sydney event.

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1251
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1387
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
wp
2019-01-28 04:52
Expected from GODIAN
2019-01-28 04:54
GuardiaN #8 2019.Mark my words.
2019-01-28 15:08
Deserved
2019-01-28 04:52
#4
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India baba_dhanraj 
Deserved
2019-01-28 04:53
#179
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India SupratimO8 
+1
2019-01-28 11:55
#7
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Indonesia tjoeroed 
Gg
2019-01-28 04:53
#8
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Iceland Numeritos 
GODIAN
2019-01-28 04:53
not deserved but okay
2019-01-28 04:53
#23
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Philippines sup4hBas1c 
Then who?
2019-01-28 04:56
Olof.
2019-01-28 05:42
+1 Olof was better , he won important rounds . Or Niko who got more kills then Complexicity. Or Rain for his first matches , but sure not Guardian
2019-01-28 06:13
#166
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India Smauxx 
+1 I was kinda shocked to see Guardian take MVP. Olof surely deserved more than guardian.
2019-01-28 11:21
he got a 2.1 rating in the final, decider map. Thats insane
2019-01-28 12:36
that's basically it, no matter how other players did in previous games, once u are 1-1 in the final, if u carry as hard as GuardiaN did in the decider map you must be the MVP.
2019-01-28 12:53
yeah i agree, its essentially the only game that matters. Also, i dont think ive ever seen someone get 2.1 rating and not get MVP. The only other person i can think of that has got a 2.1 rating in a final of a big event is simple
2019-01-28 12:56
s1mple in final nt
2019-01-28 22:58
#219
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Niko much better. He is best igl for this star team + he kills much
2019-01-28 14:11
ok mibr fan
2019-01-28 04:58
It’s skadoodle syndrome. Bad stats entire event but AMAZING last map of the grand finals. Of course guardians stats weren’t as bad as skadoodles but still
2019-01-28 05:43
Skadoodle didn't get mvp
2019-01-28 06:25
Eleague MVP you get what I mean
2019-01-28 07:15
#212
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Philippines s3xccurate_ 
Not awarded by HLTV though.
2019-01-28 13:47
yesss dude I know I’m not rarted. i’m just comparing the rationales
2019-01-28 14:58
Gg easy for Kovács
2019-01-28 04:53
deserved
2019-01-28 04:53
#14
kioShiMa | 
Europe sejtn 
Bullshit, Kioshima was best player. Guardian only played well on two maps in final. Also he played 3 maps more than SuperKio... Not cool
2019-01-28 04:53
dumb kid, in important rounds.
2019-01-28 04:59
3 maps more? You really don't understand math, do you?
2019-01-28 09:25
Change your flag and stop embaressing this proud country.... hltv.org/stats?event=4370 How many maps have Kio? 7 How many maps have Guardian? 10 10-7=3... Yes that's how many more maps guardian played on this tournament then kio. Go to kindergarden learn some basic maths kiddo...
2019-01-28 11:16
I guess he is talking about how hard it is to keep good rating, more maps = lower rating in most times
2019-01-28 12:20
"3 maps more? You really don't understand math, do you?" Yeah that's exacly what he meant by that. Don't make me laught. He's just stupid and need to learn basic maths.
2019-01-28 12:34
I never understan this agresion...
2019-01-28 13:30
Yeah me either, clearly he doesn't understand maths :) Anyway have a great week :)
2019-01-28 14:36
u2 mate ^_^
2019-01-28 17:40
#154
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Finland perkeIe 
They still lost. And to get an MVP award when losing you need to go fucking god mode like s1mple did. Kio played well, but he didnt absolutely demolish his enemies like the GOAT of CSGO
2019-01-28 10:55
#180
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India SupratimO8 
kio was the best player guardian is the new kio
2019-01-28 11:56
I love what u did here, nice. Have an awesome week my friend :)
2019-01-28 17:53
#235
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India SupratimO8 
:D
2019-01-28 18:05
#249
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Lithuania ST0rmZ123 
Kio is only good at helping the other team win lol... Ez for GODian
2019-01-29 10:14
He prove himself that he can be more than just support to win Major (2x). Ez for SuperKio. Cheers
2019-02-02 23:59
GODian
2019-01-28 04:53
MVP at a four team event?
2019-01-28 04:54
Better than ISuckPower
2019-01-28 04:56
Well, Dreamhack Open events have MVPs This event had at least top20 teams And it's not counted as big event as well, same tier mvp medal with events like summit, dreamhack open etc
2019-01-28 04:57
#18
river | 
Argentina Tomaas 
Easiest mvp ever
2019-01-28 04:54
#62
rain | 
Argentina MrRioKai 
X2
2019-01-28 06:02
Olof robbed imo
2019-01-28 04:54
It is because of this: is it me or is olofmeister a bit of a boring player like u see it at the end of the game "oh wow olof has 32 kills" but u can never remember them. can u remember a single olof kill ? but try guardian...u can see the flick i remember a guardian flick. P. S: Olof is #1 for me anytime.
2019-01-28 06:28
You copied that from somewhere, didn't you?
2019-01-28 07:45
Copied it from reddit axaxa
2019-01-28 08:06
#117
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Denmark devveBOT 
olofmeister | India b0b_and_vagene It is because of this: is it me or is olofmeister a bit of a boring player like u see it at the end of the game "oh wow olof has 32 kills" but u can never remember them. can u remember a single olof kill ? but try guardian...u can see the flick i remember a guardian flick. P. S: Olof is #1 for me anytime. 2019-01-28 06:28
2019-01-28 08:30
MVP of final - yes MVP of tournament - no
2019-01-28 04:54
#81
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Estonia Marty404 
+1
2019-01-28 06:37
#21
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Russia mmmmmmajestic 
Well deserved, if not him they would choke after that fail against eco.
2019-01-28 04:54
#181
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India SupratimO8 
yeah in train
2019-01-28 11:57
mvp of one match, the final, no doubts , but of the tournment, idn
2019-01-28 04:55
Idk*
2019-01-28 07:46
it is "I don no"
2019-01-28 09:55
I dont no*
2019-01-28 09:55
still the same brothers, have a very HAWT monday love u
2019-01-28 12:46
Love you too 😍😁You are a cool Brazilian. Have a Very HAWT and Great Day again today! :)
2019-01-28 15:10
Olof robbed
2019-01-28 04:57
ladyslav ‘soukuh’ kovachus
2019-01-28 04:58
#29
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Other wtf_men 
Xaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-01-28 04:58
deserved
2019-01-28 04:59
#34
United States koth 
Lol he beat off his competition.
2019-01-28 05:00
Should be niko
2019-01-28 05:03
#39
Xizt | 
Canada Rommlel 
GuardiaN brought his tournament rating to 1.09 and beat off competition Nice wording there
2019-01-28 05:04
#41
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Denmark danishwarrior 
MVP reward?! wtf? 4 teams and FaZe being the only one in the HLTV top10 ranking.
2019-01-28 05:11
this is a weak/Tier 3 MVP
2019-01-28 05:24
Faze is not Even top20
2019-01-28 08:09
#145
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia Ajko 
Nt nt
2019-01-28 10:17
34-9
2019-01-28 05:13
#43
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Hungary raffai 
Deserved
2019-01-28 05:14
#44
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United States OREOBK10 
deserved 100 percent
2019-01-28 05:15
deserved
2019-01-28 05:23
MVP award on a tourney with 4 teams is a joke
2019-01-28 05:30
#53
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Romania Iosif 
Your brain is pretty much a joke
2019-01-28 05:42
Wait for a ELEAGUE event with 2 teams and MVP award after 2 maps.
2019-01-28 05:43
#56
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Romania Iosif 
So What? An event with 2 teams can't have a "most valuable player"?
2019-01-28 05:44
An event with 2 teams can't be a joke?
2019-01-28 05:48
#123
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CIS ShimonSS 
They still almost fucked it up, so idk
2019-01-28 09:02
Olof robbed smh
2019-01-28 05:41
Well deserved!
2019-01-28 05:51
Good start for panda
2019-01-28 05:58
#64
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
olof robbed
2019-01-28 06:09
omegaexpected
2019-01-28 06:21
#70
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China olof!meister 
Ez 4 Faze Clan!
2019-01-28 06:22
Hard to say if having 1 or 2 terrible ratings per series at the event is MVP worthy. I'm sure I'm missing a lot of information and what not, but the numbers aren't the best for an MVP in my opinion.
2019-01-28 06:24
#91
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
He performed when it mattered and therefore deserved the mvp.
2019-01-28 07:19
Nobody at this tournament was good all the way through, they all had maps where they were shit
2019-01-28 13:11
Overrated
2019-01-28 06:26
#86
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia Ajko 
Lul mad cuz astraloose bad?
2019-01-28 07:12
Why would i be mad - they are number 1 in the World. Dont you have Schools in eastern Europe or are you just born dump
2019-01-28 19:49
#103
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
+1
2019-01-28 07:58
olof deserved
2019-01-28 07:02
Deserved
2019-01-28 07:03
i think niko probably be the MVP for this tournament but anyways congrats to guardian and his team mates for the first victory of this year. ^^
2019-01-28 07:14
- Guardian! - Olof! - Guardian! - Olof! ... - AdreN!
2019-01-28 07:15
#90
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Finland User344 
Why lol
2019-01-28 07:19
#93
Stewie2K | 
Europe Ron1e 
Device deserve it
2019-01-28 07:22
#96
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
ikr, unexpected from HLTV
2019-01-28 07:26
#95
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
RIP Choko ahahahahahaha
2019-01-28 07:25
#105
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Spain emCee_ 
Niko deserved it WTF
2019-01-28 08:03
#106
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
niko choked
2019-01-28 08:04
lol... tournament with 3 tier 2-3 teams and 1 top 10 team... and they are giving mvp.... for what????
2019-01-28 08:10
#118
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Slovakia Denysis 
This MVP has minimal value. Even if GuardiaN will be fighting for HLTV top 20 it will have minimal impact if some. Also they are giving MVP for tournaments with teams not even in top 20, so what's the problem :D
2019-01-28 08:30
and i always told that it's very stupid to give MVP for tournaments like WESG, CS:GO Asia Championship or even Blast Pro Istambul
2019-01-28 08:59
#125
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Other Phinks 
At least bother to elaborate? MVP, most valuable player.. is something which isnt only tied to tier 1 events?
2019-01-28 09:21
Every tournament has a most valuable player regardless of its prestige
2019-01-28 11:13
But i swear they will count this MVP prize oin next top 20 of year.. and they will count stats from this tournament aswell..
2019-01-28 11:30
Everyone got shit stats this tournament
2019-01-28 13:13
it will be included sure but not considered "Big Event" stats, which HLTV takes note of.
2019-01-28 14:10
i am not sure about it...
2019-01-28 15:06
check Twgr1s's (however you spell his Twitter name), the HLTV co-owner, tweets...he basically confirmed it Bottom line is this is a very small tournament with a weak MVP award attached to it. It will not count for very much at all in this year's rankings. just like cs summit or your average DH Open.
2019-01-28 15:08
+1
2019-01-30 21:54
Secret GuardiaN phrase: Rasyebu bomjey
2019-01-28 08:10
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:55
Deserved,I hope he can continue regaining his form <3 Laco
2019-01-28 08:14
GOOD JOB SLOVAC
2019-01-28 08:24
Godian
2019-01-28 08:27
#120
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Europe trey_ 
GODIAN and unluko NiKo
2019-01-28 08:50
good sloVac
2019-01-28 08:51
#124
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Other Phinks 
Nice, good to see this.
2019-01-28 09:19
#127
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Slovakia killerisko 
GODIAN
2019-01-28 09:26
Sosaatt Blyatt!!! (C) Ladik
2019-01-28 09:37
+1LOL
2019-01-30 21:55
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:55
ez for ladik, faze up
2019-01-28 09:43
WP.. Deserved.. Rip NA cs
2019-01-28 09:45
#134
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Deserved.
2019-01-28 09:53
#139
jkaem | 
Norway NoeNOR 
1st of 3 MVPs this yar
2019-01-28 10:03
#142
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Finland spin-o 
1 good match overall, wp
2019-01-28 10:07
apparently hltv MVP staff suffers from Last Impression Effect (LIE), which made them only considers the last map to steal away this glorious trophy from exceptional player KioShiMa
2019-01-28 10:15
+1 MVP of the final for his last map, sure, but not MVP of the tournament
2019-01-28 11:13
rating difference of 0.03 but lose yeah no
2019-01-28 11:14
#146
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia Ajko 
Gg ez lacoW clap godian
2019-01-28 10:19
#148
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Estonia 323bbr 
COCATb blyat
2019-01-28 10:23
#153
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Serbia bra1np 
His form is fucking bad, also olof and rain.. But they will step up before Major, I hope
2019-01-28 10:53
#157
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Czech Republic fnx_2_majors 
FaZe fans so stupid, but guess what, no major for you, never, enjoy being cocky idiots winning bad turnament, get out of here
2019-01-28 11:04
#159
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Turkey Slapdash 
Remember GuardiaN flick
2019-01-28 11:12
#176
shox | 
India iejesus 
that clutch tho <3
2019-01-28 11:48
How can this tournament even have a MVP? Beating 3 teams with new rosters that’s not even in the top 10.
2019-01-28 11:13
+1
2019-01-28 11:46
#174
shox | 
India iejesus 
big faze cloud 9 are A top 10 team :)
2019-01-28 11:47
BIG is ranked #13, Cloud9 #14 and coL is not even in the top 30.
2019-01-28 14:41
#231
shox | 
India iejesus 
lol i thought big is 7/8 xD
2019-01-28 16:26
Col #16
2019-01-30 21:56
#36*
2019-01-31 11:13
"In the end, what was already going to be a weak MVP award due to the event's size and competitiveness (or rather lack of), is further diluted by no one truly standing out from the field. Safe to say this MVP (and EVPs) won't have significant effect on the Top 20 of 2019" @Tgwri1s
2019-01-28 14:07
#165
Brollan | 
Norway Fl0pe 
God-ian!! his 1v4 clutch on train vs C9 vas sick
2019-01-28 11:20
Adren>Guardian
2019-01-28 11:39
Pretty shit stats for MVP tbh
2019-01-28 11:43
+1
2019-01-28 11:45
#175
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-01-28 11:48
It would have been like that for whoever they gave it to
2019-01-28 13:14
#207
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia Ajko 
where is oskar oh no, i forgot lulW
2019-01-28 13:14
#177
shox | 
India iejesus 
Kio is robbed
2019-01-28 11:48
shit man, both teams are international organization and lineup, why the fuck did so many people concentrate on the flags?
2019-01-28 11:59
#183
shox | 
Slovakia TreeMan 
He sent ex-cheater flusha packing!
2019-01-28 12:05
#184
kennyS | 
France PaulST 
deserved
2019-01-28 12:09
#186
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Slovakia SLAVak 
NikO played much better throught the entire event than Guardian..
2019-01-28 12:15
and disappeared once again in the final.
2019-01-28 12:59
oof
2019-01-28 15:04
1.10 vs 1.11 "so much better" 0.01 l m a o
2019-01-28 15:09
#188
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United Kingdom suge 
imagine giving out mvp in a 4 team tournament lmao
2019-01-28 12:21
#189
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United States hellboy^ 
34-9 lul
2019-01-28 12:22
Deserved !
2019-01-28 12:26
So much red and MVP LOL
2019-01-28 12:26
#193
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Damn Niko goes crazy dropping 25-30 bombs and faze lose. Niko goes negative big and faze win. Hmmmm......
2019-01-28 12:35
Should be Choko, higher rating
2019-01-28 12:37
best player guardıan <3
2019-01-28 12:44
#198
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Russia Yodjin 
It is for KIOGOD - the most awesome performance on this tournament! Ye ace from SlovakishVACish was amazing, BUT COME ON
2019-01-28 12:47
#199
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CIS sergioff 
GuardiaN <3
2019-01-28 12:53
Sosat,blyad
2019-01-28 13:05
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:57
Nobody deserves an MVP award in a tournament with 20 players, means nothing really.
2019-01-28 13:28
And one team being col
2019-01-28 13:36
and c9 and big XDD this was basicallu free money for faze
2019-01-28 21:50
Name/flair checks out
2019-01-29 00:04
yes easy for faze stil waiting for this shit bot guardian to be kicked
2019-01-29 18:20
Shit without the awp, but #1 sniper in the world.
2019-01-30 21:58
shit with everything he touches
2019-01-31 14:39
Undeserved
2019-01-28 13:36
#214
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Czech Republic somedaysdead 
GodiaN
2019-01-28 13:49
#215
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Deserved, Godian played to much in this final Congrats
2019-01-28 13:51
#216
Dev1 | 
Slovakia EndeIm 
SloVAC 🔝
2019-01-28 14:03
#220
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Slovakia slawik 
Shooting as birds on hunting ☺️ gg Laco
2019-01-28 14:34
deserved
2019-01-28 15:19
awpers are op af
2019-01-28 16:27
Well deserved!
2019-01-28 18:33
#238
f0rest | 
Bulgaria 41NG 
NICE WIN
2019-01-28 21:13
#240
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Worst MVP stats I've seen in years
2019-01-28 21:57
U sure? hltv.org/events/3389/dreamhack-masters-s.. This is tournament with 4 teams,no matter who is mvp,he will have low stats
2019-01-29 00:30
#244
hyde | 
United Kingdom 0outof8 
True but he didn't win because of his stats but his calling, justified MVP
2019-01-29 00:31
GuardiaN didnt won MVP for having best stats,he won MVP because he showed up when it mattered the most,justified MVP.
2019-01-29 00:35
Cg GodiaN #FaZeUp
2019-01-29 00:44
CLUTCHIAN THE GODIAN KING
2019-01-29 00:58
#248
ropz | 
Estonia leha13th 
sosat blyat
2019-01-29 01:31
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:59
ez
2019-01-29 17:35
good start
2019-01-30 02:23
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