Swole Patrol beat eUnited to qualify for IEM Sydney

Swole Patrol have assured themselves of a spot at IEM Sydney 2019 after beating eUnited in the grand final of the North American closed qualifier.

The final day of the eight-team double-elimination bracket began with brothers Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and Austin "Cooper-" Abadir facing each other as Ghost locked horns with eUnited in the tournament's consolidation final.

Ghost, who had defeated Luminosity in the previous round, got off on the wrong foot as they mustered just two rounds in the first half of Cache, in which they had to make do without Kenneth "koosta" Suen. The former Liquid and CLG man showed up in time for the second half and inspired a comeback from his team, but in the end it amounted to nothing as eUnited wrapped things up in overtime.

s0m helped Swole Patrol to qualify for IEM Sydney

eUnited, who were fielding former Ghost member Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik as a stand-in following Pujan "FNS" Mehta's departure, got off to a dream start on Overpass as they stormed to a 9-1 lead before Joshua "steel" Nissan's men responded with five rounds of their own. In the second half, Ghost came back from 7-13 down and were on the verge of taking the map, but eUnited bagged the final three rounds of regulation to earn a shot at revenge against Swole Patrol in the grand final.

 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 54 - 39 +15 82.7 1.29
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza 52 - 43 +9 83.6 1.22
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 51 - 47 +4 81.8 1.13
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 45 - 41 +4 69.7 1.04
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 36 - 40 -4 61.9 0.94
 Ghost K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' YuWARDELL 46 - 44 +2 75.3 1.10
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 38 - 35 +3 60.5 1.08
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 42 - 48 -6 72.1 0.98
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 46 - 50 -4 73.0 0.94
United States Jason 'neptune' Tranneptune 35 - 47 -12 54.9 0.70
United States James 'JamezIRL' MacaulayJamezIRL 3 - 14 -11 21.9 0.67

As the team coming from the upper bracket, Swole Patrol had an automatic one-map advantage heading into the best-of-five grand final. Braxton "swag" Pierce's side, who enlisted former compLexity member Sam "s0m" Oh for the qualifier, had a rough CT half on Inferno, picking up only five rounds, but battled back after the break, running all over the eUnited defence to emerge 16-14 victors.

The first half of Train was a keenly-contested affair as it ended with an 8-7 scoreline in favour of Swole Patrol, who lost a bit of momentum after switching over to the CT side. But after watching their opponents take the lead at 11-10, the team tightened up their defence and kept the eUnited offense at bay, eventually locking down the map at 16-12.

 Swole Patrol K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Sam 's0m' Ohs0m 53 - 36 +17 89.5 1.28
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 37 - 30 +7 73.1 1.13
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspinavanity 40 - 43 -3 74.5 0.99
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' MaldonadoMarKE 35 - 38 -3 66.9 0.97
United States Victor 'food' Wongfood 36 - 43 -7 78.1 0.96
 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 45 - 38 +7 86.0 1.17
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 42 - 42 0 86.8 1.14
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 38 - 39 -1 68.4 0.99
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza 32 - 42 -10 62.4 0.84
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 32 - 41 -9 58.1 0.82

According to a report from Dust2.us, s0m will be travelling with Swole Patrol to IEM Sydney, which will take place from April 30 through to May 5. This will be the second Big Event in the history of the team, who attended EPICENTER last year, with swag and Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado being the only remaining players from the line-up that competed at that tournament.

With Swole Patrol's qualification, the team list for the Australian event currently looks as follows:

Australia Renegades
Brazil MIBR
United States Swole Patrol
Other Invite #5
Other Invite #7
Other Invite #9
Oceania Oceania qualifier
Oceania AU/NZ national champion
Europe FaZe
Germany BIG
Other Invite #4
Other Invite #6
Other Invite #8
Asia Greater China qualifier
Asia Southeast Asia qualifier
Asia East Asia qualifier
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
711
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
353
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
16
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
447
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
413
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
321
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
#1
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United States Aquafier 
oof
2019-02-09 03:40
#5
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Oof!? Dam son give some respect to your home country scene 😘
2019-02-09 03:41
#14
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United States Aquafier 
i wanted ghost to pull through :/
2019-02-09 03:45
#20
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
No lie I wanted to see ghost vs SP. best team wins
2019-02-09 03:53
+1
2019-02-09 04:36
+1 swag just picked most talented young guns from pugs and won
2019-02-09 10:32
I've always wanted to see s0m in action at a big event :)
2019-02-09 10:19
#2
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Boom
2019-02-09 03:40
#13
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
What’s even better is they are the first American team in. This line up plays sloppy not gunna lie but dam do they play together well for being lose. The chemistry is there. What ever they are doing outside of the game keep it up. Keep talking to each other don’t over complicate csgo. Realize your play style that you have and perfect it. Don’t change. SP baby!
2019-02-09 03:45
#60
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Spain N0Love 
So much young talent being wasted through hours of fpl looking for that reddit clip that's gonna elevate their Twitch views and subs. It's about time for these guys to start to play competitively in a consistent lineup. Problem is the amount of ego some of these have seems to be ridiculous but maybe it's just me who knows. Congrats to them
2019-02-09 10:22
#118
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
As long as the egos work together :)
2019-02-09 22:56
#3
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North America LuXDe1 
nice
2019-02-09 03:41
#4
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United States Shadow272 
Ez for S0m
2019-02-09 03:41
s0m mad lad
2019-02-09 03:41
#7
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
Hahah cooper traitor
2019-02-09 03:42
#17
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Honestly this lineup is better where it’s at than where it was a month or two ago. Cooper and freak did what any person that takes something seriously does, they are playing with an actual salary team in which they can devote their entire work schedule to and perfect their craft. For some crazy reason less structured play and attitude towards it are doing better. Not saying SP are not putting in hours with each other just saying no one isis Being scolded for anything error right now. Their chemistry is rock solid for the time they have had together. They beat teams with 6mo + worth of time together. I say good Riddance
2019-02-09 03:50
#61
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Spain N0Love 
Maybe I'm wrong but I think long term they're gonna need someone to put these cocky kids in their shoes when the tough games come to really improve, you know. I don't even know who's calling rn
2019-02-09 10:29
s0m is a good caller, dunno if actually calls in sp tho
2019-02-09 13:19
Vanity does.
2019-02-09 16:46
#102
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Spain N0Love 
Thanks
2019-02-09 18:38
#8
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Canada Matomoto 
Ezpz
2019-02-09 03:42
#9
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Indonesia nangidyr 
ez for s0m
2019-02-09 03:42
#10
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United States duckkcs 
s0mathan is a legend
2019-02-09 03:43
MarKe to destroy ausies
2019-02-09 03:43
#34
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Australia t0rrent 
This will happen if your spelling ia correct
2019-02-09 05:08
#48
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United Kingdom nddvr 
Is***
2019-02-09 09:11
is*
2019-02-09 10:39
#12
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China yungleanGOAT 
nice foooooood
2019-02-09 03:44
#15
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United States DervGuy 
Actually so happy for my boy s0m
2019-02-09 03:47
#16
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Europe themissionary 
he aint in the team tho it says
2019-02-09 03:49
#19
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
But he’s traveling with them. So he’s on the team right now this is what counts
2019-02-09 03:52
lol
2019-02-09 10:33
#18
NBK- | 
Europe S01ID 
Eunited fxking snakes
2019-02-09 03:51
#51
dapr | 
Estonia beesti 
says NBK fan?
2019-02-09 09:43
#62
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Spain N0Love 
Wait... Why is NBK the snake in all that fuckery that the French scene is
2019-02-09 10:31
#105
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United States Jrfaster 
Lmao they are all snakes
2019-02-09 19:41
#74
NBK- | 
Europe S01ID 
Estonia Cs best Cs😂😂
2019-02-09 11:05
Ropz>NBK
2019-02-09 11:16
#96
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Argentina MrRioKai 
+1
2019-02-09 16:59
#103
allu | 
United Kingdom _V1BE_ 
+1
2019-02-09 18:40
#115
dapr | 
Estonia beesti 
+1
2019-02-09 21:25
#126
NBK- | 
Europe S01ID 
Fliflaren 1 major ropz 0 major NBK 1 major ropz 0 major
2019-02-13 16:58
#127
NBK- | 
Europe S01ID 
Zeus 1 major ropz 0 major Tarik 1 major ropz 0 major
2019-02-13 17:00
Swole patrol has become quite not swole
2019-02-09 03:53
#65
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Spain N0Love 
swag's future contracts are gonna require him to juice up a little so the name still makes sense.
2019-02-09 10:33
why?
2019-02-09 10:33
#22
Luken | 
Argentina Tomaas 
eDisbanded?
2019-02-09 03:54
nah they lose but very close with ghost ,ghost is (was) on 16# top 30
2019-02-09 10:34
#23
felps | 
Germany remind00 
ghost gaming throw for this LOL
2019-02-09 03:57
#24
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United States Sillychubs 
Ghost lost 6v5 xd
2019-02-09 04:09
Let's fucking go boys!
2019-02-09 04:14
#26
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Why ghost had 6?
2019-02-09 04:25
…mustered just two rounds in the first half of Cache, in which they had to make do without Kenneth "koosta" Suen. The former Liquid and CLG man showed up in time for the second half and inspired a comeback from his team… 2nd paragraph, they played with their coach first
2019-02-09 07:16
#88
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Indonesia youdelusional 
thank you brother
2019-02-09 15:44
#56
felps | 
Germany remind00 
Ghost played first half of cache with their coach and endend up 2:13 down Koosta came back and they managed to pull a comeback and went to OT unfortunately this is NA scene and ghost gaming throw both maps out of their hand due to rly unnecessary dry peaks like a gold nova 5 player
2019-02-09 10:13
#89
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Indonesia youdelusional 
thanks man
2019-02-09 15:45
you delusional
2019-02-09 16:10
Swag looks like he's been kept hostage in an Austrians basement his entire life. I'm not happy with the team he's on.
2019-02-09 04:28
#69
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Spain N0Love 
You mean the best team in which he has played consistently since the IBP ban?
2019-02-09 10:35
That's not what I mean't at all.
2019-02-09 20:16
m16r, bug, stream team, fazedown... tier4 "Big event"
2019-02-09 04:29
#33
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
How dumb are u seriously? No flag, irrelevant flair, neutral name and no cs credibility with you’re statements. Stick to fortnite
2019-02-09 05:05
are you sober? or stream team fan mad?
2019-02-09 05:13
#29
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Brazil hugoooo 
s0m has a great future... 16 yo
2019-02-09 04:32
ez 4 s0m K-POP CS
2019-02-09 04:36
#32
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United States _ATaXiA_ 
Gotta sting for Freak and Cooper watching their old team go to the event while they stay at home and watch lol.
2019-02-09 05:03
How the tables turn.
2019-02-09 05:35
#39
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United States hltvconfirmed 
JUST
2019-02-09 05:36
#36
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Indonesia Exodd 
Swolestrong now, sad freak ain’t with them anymore lul
2019-02-09 05:27
#52
dapr | 
Estonia beesti 
freak was the problem
2019-02-09 09:44
+1 Every team FReak leaves mysteriously gets better. Really makes you think
2019-02-09 23:04
#38
Twistzz | 
Russia Roneee 
2 cheaters in final of qualifiers on Lan
2019-02-09 05:35
#40
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Canada mandydingo 
Ghost lost to eunited even with a 6v5
2019-02-09 05:43
s0m will feel right at home in sydney pretty good stuff for a 16yo kid, the new hope of NA i guess? xD
2019-02-09 05:51
My favorite NA Team and favorite EU Team qualified, damn
2019-02-09 06:56
Hahaha snakes brother getting rekt by their own old team
2019-02-09 07:03
#45
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Finland Smoonah 
s0m gets banned from fpl but shreds on LAN haha. GJ FACEIT admins. nt abadurr
2019-02-09 07:41
LAN? lol?
2019-02-09 09:40
#90
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Portugal bhyeera 
This was online lad, not hating, just pointing out! Cheers!
2019-02-09 15:55
#46
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United States gtmaniacmda 
rip Abadir bros
2019-02-09 07:56
LMAO rip freakazoid
2019-02-09 08:20
#49
nEGRo | 
Namibia ramrod 
Rip Freak and rip Cooper. I guess we know who were holding the team back now.
2019-02-09 09:30
pls tell me more about how steel is a good IGL, can't even beat eU LUL
2019-02-09 09:51
He’s got tha bot neptune going negative every map tbf
2019-02-09 10:18
#54
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Netherlands bikkser 
FREE SWAG & CO
2019-02-09 10:01
#freebrax
2019-02-09 10:07
SWAG ADERRAL GOD
2019-02-09 10:17
Fixing match
2019-02-09 10:33
my second team to cheer: Swole Patrol
2019-02-09 10:41
#72
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World bigb1rd 
I love the delicious irony of both Abadair brothers leaving the 'sinking ship' of Swole Patrol just to lose to them and see them make it to Sydney. Hilarious
2019-02-09 10:44
#73
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Spain danNtc 
Lets enjoy of Swag again!!
2019-02-09 10:47
Ghost 6 man lineup
2019-02-09 11:08
s0m > zwyoo
2019-02-09 11:14
That's what EUnited get for getting rid of Reylks
2019-02-09 11:18
ez for swagg
2019-02-09 11:35
lmao swole patrol is literally a mix of pugger kids. they lost to this. this shows that eUnited can lose to any decent faceit mix.
2019-02-09 12:21
6x5????
2019-02-09 13:18
If s0m keeps putting up solid numbers like this for another couple LANs, he definitely isn't going to be on swole patrol for much longer; bigger orgs gonna be licking their chops looking at him.
2019-02-09 13:20
#84
felps | 
Brazil soppur3 
deserved, ggwp #Freebrax
2019-02-09 13:33
Hey swag what’s your first name
2019-02-09 13:36
#87
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Indonesia Exodd 
BraaAaaaxton
2019-02-09 14:26
m1
2019-02-09 16:00
#86
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Finland lasarus 
Oof cooper
2019-02-09 14:16
#93
s1mple | 
United Kingdom ez4swag 
fuck yes
2019-02-09 16:29
6v5 and lose.
2019-02-09 16:45
#97
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Germany unsalted 
s0m POG
2019-02-09 16:59
ez 4 MIBR swag
2019-02-09 17:03
#99
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United States Rambeard 
and coL didn't want to pursue s0m back when they could have signed him because they were "doing well" from the major. Look where they are now.
2019-02-09 17:13
#101
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United States kmm 
coL pays salaries and Swole Patrol doesn't have an org yet, I'm sure they can still sign s0m whenever they want
2019-02-09 18:20
#124
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United States Rambeard 
They could and I'm sure he'd accept, however, they did drop the idea of signing him back when yay showed up at the major. Now look at the mess they're in benched him and android (which I don't think android should have been benched). I just wanted to see him at Sydney and see how he performed with this team.
2019-02-12 20:38
#100
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Macau Jamuelzon 
Gonna be EZ 4 ENCE
2019-02-09 17:32
as always Its a joke when a fucking matchfixer is allowed to play... cant take esports serious if stuff like that doesnt get punished
2019-02-09 19:33
#107
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Canada _CTRL_ 
you're actually an idiot btw
2019-02-09 20:36
oh im an idiot for not licking swags little matchfixing ass interesting Lifetime Ban from any Tournament is the only thing that little Fixer deserves oh and lets not forget his fixer mate steel.
2019-02-09 20:55
#116
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Canada _CTRL_ 
If you actually knew anything about all that stuff you would know it was Dazed that made them do it
2019-02-09 21:40
#109
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Germany Wajtt 
He is still baned from Majors and other Valve events
2019-02-09 20:56
and ? they shouldnt be allowed to play any tournament at all
2019-02-09 21:00
#113
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Germany Wajtt 
Atleast its better than nothing.
2019-02-09 21:09
Ez 4 s0m
2019-02-09 21:02
so proud for s0m. only 16 years old and he's already traveling overseas to play in cs tournaments
2019-02-09 21:05
Not anymore.
2019-02-12 05:06
Damn s0m
2019-02-09 21:11
wish my parents could pay for everything I do
2019-02-09 22:52
Getting beat by your brother to watch him go on and get beat 16 year old s0m, its gotta feel good at the same time.
2019-02-10 01:26
poor freakazoid and cooper lol
2019-02-10 13:30
#123
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Sweden meistr0 
Austin 2-0 Ryan OmegaLUL. Joined a better team and beat Ryan 2-0.
2019-02-12 14:49
#125
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Europe R2D2s 
eUnited stupid fucks
2019-02-13 13:09
what now?
2019-02-18 10:42
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