Renegades through to New Champions stage; Vitality on last chance

Renegades have successfully secured one of eight New Champions slots following a 2-1 victory over Vitality in Swiss round 4.

The series kicked off on Dust2, where a brisk Long hit from the Aussies meant a successful T side start. Unrelenting, Renegades proceeded to methodically dispatch the defence through immaculate utility usage and superior aim, running away with strings of four and six rounds before Vitality had landed their second. Faced with a potentially disastrous half, Cédric "RpK" Guipouy took things into his own hands, securing a spectacular 3k in round 12, in addition to creating space for two round victories. Despite the late success, Renegades had the last laugh at a commanding 11-4 T performance.

jks led the effort against Vitality on Dust2, landing a 1.76 rating

Placing the initial half behind them, Vitality got stuck in on the T side, securing the pistol follow a successful post-plant conversion. A force-buy from Renegades in the follower saw Justin "jks" Savage masterfully utilise the SSG 08, downing two Frenchmen and open the round for his team's taking. Having swayed the momentum back in their favour, the Aussies proceeded to constrict their adversaries, extending their lead all the way to map point. Renegades assertion was unanswered, allowing the squad a smooth 16-5 victory on Dust2.

Contrary to their own map pick, Vitality found early success on the CT side of Cache, securing the pistol. Thanks to outstanding performances across the board, as well as that of RpK, who had colossal impact in the early stages of the half, the Frenchmen were able to extend their lead to a whopping 7-0 scoreline. Opting for a more fast-paced approach to their game, Renegades were finally able to find the key to success on Cache against Vitality. Through this switch-up not only were the Aussies able to close the round disparity, but they also went on to secure an 8-7 lead after all remaining rounds of the first half went in their favour.

RpK's impact on the CT side of Cache was monumental

After a disappointing losing streak, Vitality retaliated, securing a consecutive pistol round, this time on the T side of affairs. As Renegades were first able to purchase rifles two back-to-back rounds were accrued, shortly followed by further dominance from Vitality. Having upset their opponents once more, the Frenchmen proceeded to dominate on the T side of Cache, conceding but one additional round before closing off Renegades' map pick 16-11.

Concluding the series was Inferno, where Renegades kicked off on the CT side with an upper hand in the form of a successful pistol round. The Australians managed to extend their lead to a 4-1 surplus prior to retaliation from Vitality. Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and company accrued six of the following seven rounds, unfortunately dropping the ball in the concluding three to produce an 8-7 half in favour of Renegades' CT side.

Gratisfaction's 1v1 clutch proved to be the undoing of Vitality

The gents from down under kept the ball rolling on the T side, besting the defence in a consecutive pistol round. A further two wins meant a second financial reset on Vitality's part, exacerbating the Frenchmen's predicament to a 7-12 deficit. Renegades' dominance was unchallenged until the team was just two points off series point - only at this point was the French squad able to land their first round of the second half, thanks to a 1v1 clutch from NBK-. Having got back on their feet financially, Vitality recomposed and started picking up the slack, tucking away five back-to-back rounds. Unfortunately for the French squad the comeback was not to be, as a 1v1 clutch by Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai was succeeded by a failed Mid aggresion from the CTs, closing out Inferno 16-12 in favour of Renegades.

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Dust2
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11
Cache
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16
Inferno
12
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 69 - 42 +27 90.6 1.36
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 51 - 42 +9 78.3 1.25
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 57 - 46 +11 80.3 1.24
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 41 - 42 -1 65.3 1.05
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 46 - 46 0 65.2 1.02
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 47 - 53 -6 77.5 1.01
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 48 - 53 -5 73.7 0.98
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 47 - 51 -4 69.2 0.94
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 42 - 51 -9 60.6 0.86
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 34 - 56 -22 49.1 0.68
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 2L
0W - 3L
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1241
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
655
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
HELL YEAH BOYS 🤠👍
2019-02-22 16:27
vitaLULty 😂😂😂
2019-02-22 16:27
vitaLULty 😂😂😂
2019-02-22 16:28
gg nice F5
2019-02-22 16:27
#26
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Poland Crai9Xen 
Yeah the bois 😎😎😎
2019-02-22 16:28
Expected
2019-02-22 16:28
Next is winning IEM Sydney
2019-02-22 16:31
Next is winning major 😎
2019-02-22 16:33
#134
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Brazil vinett_ 
GL Renegades! What a improvement, nifty dislike this post.
2019-02-22 17:11
Deserved!!!
2019-02-22 16:47
#112
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Brazil phelipet2 
A lot of fans of rng right now LUL
2019-02-22 16:48
#169
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Australia CaZeR01 
Being a long time fan has finally paid off :D
2019-02-22 21:25
#124
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-22 16:57
Congrats Bruh. Happy to see renegades doing so well. If liquid don't win renegades better take the trophy.
2019-02-22 19:39
😂👉French CS
2019-02-22 16:27
+1 😂😂😂😂😂
2019-02-22 16:28
#77
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African Union mikecool 
+1 🙃
2019-02-22 16:33
Lul
2019-02-22 16:34
Epic rekt 😂😂👊👊😎😎👌👌
2019-02-22 16:43
told you it's too ez for rng :)
2019-02-22 16:27
#126
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Brazil MrLucas 
ZywOo is the new s1mple they said 😂😂😂😂😂
2019-02-22 17:01
#5
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United States Toxsick11 
Kangaroo squad too strong. What an awesome story to follow!
2019-02-22 16:28
#6
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
Congrats to the boys!!
2019-02-22 16:27
Deserved legends
2019-02-22 16:27
#11
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Poland Crai9Xen 
LET'S GOOOOO
2019-02-22 16:28
#12
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
ITS NZ TIME BOYS
2019-02-22 16:28
#13
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Germany Sabba1 
YTB
2019-02-22 16:28
Yeah the fucking boys!
2019-02-22 16:28
#16
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
WP
2019-02-22 16:28
#17
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Finland Smoonah 
easier pickums than London don’t @ me
2019-02-22 16:28
#19
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Poland _EXILON_ 
GZ!
2019-02-22 16:28
#21
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Finland J3bediah 
YTB
2019-02-22 16:28
#22
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
lets FUCKING GO
2019-02-22 16:28
<3
2019-02-22 16:28
jks is good
2019-02-22 16:28
#31
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Poland Crai9Xen 
God*
2019-02-22 16:29
YTB, EZ FOR RNG
2019-02-22 16:28
#30
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World Beard43 
YEAH the BOYYYYYYYYYYSSSS!!!!!
2019-02-22 16:29
YTB
2019-02-22 16:29
#33
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Australia JingleBells 
YTBBBBBBBB. AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT FOR ALL AUSSIES....
2019-02-22 16:29
#59
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African Union mikecool 
+1
2019-02-22 16:31
#34
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Europe b7ack0ut 
awesome
2019-02-22 16:29
YTB 🤠👍
2019-02-22 16:29
#36
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Brazil fuNNa 
YTB
2019-02-22 16:29
What is this? YouTube?
2019-02-22 16:35
#86
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Brazil fuNNa 
yeah the bois
2019-02-22 16:35
Kkkkkk ata
2019-02-22 16:35
#37
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Indonesia segopecel 
yeah the bois
2019-02-22 16:29
#38
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Finland EdiEz 
Great
2019-02-22 16:29
ye the fucking boys
2019-02-22 16:29
#40
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
RENEGADES SO STRONK
2019-02-22 16:29
#41
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France LanaRhoades 
UNDERSERVED , SHOULD HAVE BEEN 16-14 ON THE LAST MAP FOR VITALITY , GRATISFACTION CLUTCHES WERE UNDESERVED AND LUCKY
2019-02-22 16:29
#51
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African Union mikecool 
cry is free
2019-02-22 16:31
#53
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Poland Hell2k 
should be 16:9 for rng lmao stop crying
2019-02-22 16:31
#63
kennyS | 
Russia yus1 
cry is free
2019-02-22 16:31
Delusional baguette
2019-02-22 16:31
#164
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Spain N0Love 
Lol
2019-02-22 20:22
HAHAHA cry more Frenchie
2019-02-22 16:32
#75
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Australia kTw0 
Stay free Frenchie, E Z 4 T H E B O Y S
2019-02-22 16:32
Cry
2019-02-22 16:37
Cry more
2019-02-22 18:24
mad cuz bad, vitalulity should have choked to vici
2019-02-22 22:01
#176
jks | 
Australia Xplicid 
How’s it feel, you white flag retreater?
2019-02-23 00:59
#184
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China Rynaki 
French team did the only they're good at: surrendering.
2019-02-24 01:48
#42
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Russia Nikosimus 
GG, glad for them, deserved!
2019-02-22 16:29
#43
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Australia WombatAU 
YTB
2019-02-22 16:30
reneGODS
2019-02-22 16:30
Deserved AF
2019-02-22 16:30
#47
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Poland Hell2k 
jka you are the best gratisfaction too very important clutch zywhoo stats btw lul
2019-02-22 16:30
#48
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African Union mikecool 
YTB i love them so much!
2019-02-22 16:30
#49
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France StickyRice 
EZ for Tier 1 team Renegades EZ top 3 world Vitality needs to be more consistent, because they have enough talent, to secure the 3-2
2019-02-22 16:30
#50
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Sweden BenjaT 
YEEEEEEEEEES EZ4THEBOIIIIIIS CMON
2019-02-22 16:30
Impressive
2019-02-22 16:31
YES THE FUCKING BOYS
2019-02-22 16:31
Congrats for the victory, renegades! It was a well deserved victory for you. Pretty sure it could've been a 2-0 matchup against vitality tho. #2EZ4GRATATATATA
2019-02-22 16:31
NA CS POG
2019-02-22 16:31
#60
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Brazil DDV 
Zywho?
2019-02-22 16:31
#61
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Spain elskio 
ASIA PRIDE
2019-02-22 16:31
congrats au cs is rising again
2019-02-22 16:31
#64
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Brazil Thovisk 
tks Renegades
2019-02-22 16:31
ez 4 the boys!
2019-02-22 16:31
#67
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Germany Merkelistan 
Well played bois
2019-02-22 16:31
Even if Renegades don't get any further, they made top 8. Cloud9 probably won't go through. NiP, Faze, and NaVi not through yet. Even if Renegades go no further, they should be see their rank increase to 6th.
2019-02-22 16:32
#69
kennyS | 
Russia yus1 
WP! DESERVED
2019-02-22 16:32
#70
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Get rid of that UK bot lmao
2019-02-22 16:32
#71
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Australia kTw0 
Y E A H T H E F U C K I N G B O Y S
2019-02-22 16:32
#73
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Flash me And the noscope me Till I can get my Gratisfaction Gratisfaction
2019-02-22 16:32
😎 me likey
2019-02-22 22:14
#76
apEX | 
Malaysia kiosaken 
very well deserved. they looked really well prepared coming to this tournament.
2019-02-22 16:32
#78
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Hong Kong Joseph_Tin 
Congratulation Renegades!!! We are Fuck proud of this guys!!!
2019-02-22 16:32
deserved
2019-02-22 16:33
YTB SAVAGE GOD
2019-02-22 16:33
hell to the yeah!!! they finally did it
2019-02-22 16:33
2-2 Last Chance matchups will be: NaVi vs. G2 Faze vs. Vitality Mibr vs. Cloud9 New Legends: Astralis, Liquid, Renegades, Avangar, NiP
2019-02-22 16:36
Mibr | c9 already played each other, can't play again
2019-02-22 16:40
nice job aussies
2019-02-22 16:35
#88
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Belarus kuver 
Congratulations to the Renegades and their fans <3 Well play!
2019-02-22 16:35
#89
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Romania TheWizard741 
YTB
2019-02-22 16:35
#92
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Liberia weALLcheat 
zywhoo better than S1mple, lmao
2019-02-22 16:36
LETS GO THE BOYSSSSS
2019-02-22 16:37
#94
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
WOW, big props to renegades, didn't see that coming
2019-02-22 16:37
Ez4mapickem
2019-02-22 16:37
ZyWho actually
2019-02-22 16:37
Frogs got ATE! GG bois.
2019-02-22 16:38
#102
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Brazil hugoooo 
Very nice, I hope we always have an Australian and a Brazilian team achieving the Legend status in every major... Because these countries represent entire continents. Some day I expect the South Africans to get to this level too. Bravado showed on their last Dreamhack that it's not an impossible dream. And with BlackpoisoN they are even better.
2019-02-22 16:41
#148
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Other fo3nixz 
u mean denail now
2019-02-22 17:42
#103
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Poland Julka 
EZ4RNG
2019-02-22 16:41
Deserved
2019-02-22 16:42
Just had a kidney transplant 2 days ago. Up till 4am struggling to keep my eyes open through all the painkillers watching the game. So worth it
2019-02-22 16:44
#125
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France StickyRice 
I wish you a better health and a great life, happy for you.
2019-02-22 16:57
Thanks my man, all the best to you too
2019-02-22 17:02
#109
Lucky | 
France Daniska 
gg deserved boyz! hope french can do the same
2019-02-22 16:44
THE BOYZ! Finally they have their potential with Grat and Liaz!
2019-02-22 16:48
#114
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Netherlands itsm 
Lets go boys
2019-02-22 16:49
#115
Romania jDT 
damn..this guys deserved a lot this qualification. I strongly believed that if they removed nuke against astralis they won.
2019-02-22 16:49
Unfortunately they are rubbish at overpass so it's their permanent ban. But xyp said in an interview renegades actually took maps off astralis quite often so they probably thought they genuinely had a chance on it. A couple of close rounds going the other way and they coulda got the win
2019-02-22 16:57
#155
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Australia maarket 
+1
2019-02-22 18:04
#162
Romania jDT 
i really hope that they will reach at least semi.
2019-02-22 18:59
oi oi oi
2019-02-22 16:50
#118
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
WE THE BOYZ
2019-02-22 16:50
#119
shox | 
India iejesus 
YEAH THE BOYZZZ
2019-02-22 16:53
#120
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Brazil millerjmatos 
JKS underrated
2019-02-22 16:53
#121
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
Aussie aussie aussie
2019-02-22 16:54
#128
mir | 
Switzerland Figurato 
We boy's
2019-02-22 17:04
ZYWHO 3 MAPS 47 KILL XANTARES 3 MAPS 59 KILL BUT EVERYONE CRY WHY HATERS
2019-02-22 17:06
why you comparing 2 onliners
2019-02-22 17:27
Why haters everytime cry
2019-02-22 17:39
what do you mean you are crying about Xantares as usual
2019-02-22 17:50
Yess Ytb!!! Got emotional when they won
2019-02-22 17:15
Bait so bad
2019-02-22 17:54
Wtf ?;(
2019-02-23 07:38
You got emotional for what
2019-02-23 20:00
strayan CS is no longer a meme
2019-02-22 17:19
Renegades Dundee
2019-02-22 17:22
as tyloo fan glad to see our rival sooooo good in major! hope tyloo play like that!
2019-02-22 17:26
#143
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Russia in9september 
sa faking ez for the boiz
2019-02-22 17:35
#145
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Brazil ^7|1 
great to finally see renegades major playoffs
2019-02-22 17:39
da ne pizdi, glor
2019-02-22 17:39
#150
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Brazil ^7|1 
im not even their fan, its just nice to see rng progressing like this
2019-02-22 17:47
they surprised, I agree. remind the gambit on a major in 2017.
2019-02-22 17:49
gambit i do etogo v legendi vihodili eshe s Mitei
2019-02-22 20:25
gambit v 2017 ne jdali i proshlis po vsem pochti katkom, rengades - pohojay situaciya, hot i ne polniy major. a prichem tut legendi ebaniyrot rukalico. ti ponimaesh chto takoe KOGDA NE JDALI.
2019-02-22 23:01
pritom, chto togda Gambiti proshli po verhney setke, obigrav Astralis hltv.org/news/18207/gambit-beat-astralis.. Renegades predsazyemo proshli v legends, talk kak oni kvali otigrali 3-0 No to chto oni tuda ni razy ne vihodili - eto da. Complexity tozhe proshli pol goda nazad 3-0, seichas hui sosut
2019-02-22 23:41
tak ili inache vishlo vesma, dalshe chto budet poh, horosho sigrannya komanda, ne samiy top no s takoy igroy stabilnoy mojno i v top 5 metit'
2019-02-23 08:55
#149
Estonia rYm 
ALEXANDER YOU SHOULD LEAVE RENEGODS
2019-02-22 17:42
#154
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Poland kRAMERO 
Well done boys. hope u didnt say the last word in Katowice yet.
2019-02-22 17:55
RNG played great, they have a chance to win the major (I think)
2019-02-22 18:11
Renegods
2019-02-22 18:12
sick
2019-02-22 18:17
AU CS POG
2019-02-22 18:25
AU CS POG
2019-02-22 18:25
#166
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Australia BigDickRick 
LETS GO THE FUCKEN BOYS
2019-02-22 20:48
FOR THE BOYS <3
2019-02-23 05:51
#167
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
THE BOIS
2019-02-22 21:07
Been following them for quite some time Glad to see the boys finally make it!
2019-02-22 21:07
#172
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
So proud for the boys. Kassads reaction said it all.
2019-02-22 22:29
I think only Astralis can stop Renegades from winning this major. They are so good.
2019-02-22 23:26
gg
2019-02-23 01:13
#178
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Kazakhstan dc7 
-nifty +gratata biggest upgrade in cs go history
2019-02-23 01:21
#183
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Indonesia Exodd 
Big achievement for the whole AU scene
2019-02-23 21:37
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