Montpellier to host ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals

ESL has announced a partnership with the Occitanie region in southern France, which will host the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals on June 18-23 in Montpellier.

The $750,000 tournament will be held at the Montpellier Exhibition Center alongside Occitanie Esports, an event which hosts competitions in various games and other gaming activities, whose first edition in 2018 attracted over 7,000 participants.

On the first three days of the competition (June 18-20), 16 teams will compete in the group stage, including eight from the European division and six from the Americas, whose regular seasons will be held offline for the first time, with the remaining two coming from the APAC division, played online.

ESL Pro League's ninth season's finals will take place in Montpellier in southern France

The six best teams from the group stage will advance to the playoffs, held at the 14,000-seater Sud de France Arena from June 21-23.

The ninth season marks the first time the finals of ESL Pro League will take place in France, after the last four finals of the league went back and forth between Dallas, Texas for the first season of the year and Odense, Denmark for the second.

Tickets to the event ranging between €25 to €100 will go on sale here on March 22.

#1
saju | 
Poland momtr 
St
2019-03-20 17:01
#9
wannafly | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-03-20 17:02
Nice
2019-03-20 17:33
#17
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Poland F5_detector 
F5...
2019-03-20 17:02
#35
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
I thought it was talking about the city (more like a village) in Vermont and I was very confused for a second.
2019-03-20 17:10
#110
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United States pieceofpi 
same
2019-03-20 18:04
Facebook stream 😴
2019-03-20 17:23
#86
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France LanaRhoades 
twicth noob
2019-03-20 17:36
Tinder stream* noob
2019-03-21 10:41
wake up its 2019
2019-03-20 17:44
#2
France Wyrd 
unexpected
2019-03-20 17:01
Very
2019-03-20 17:02
But fortunate
2019-03-20 17:57
#121
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Switzerland Indeon 
You live there?
2019-03-20 18:35
Nope, but it's not as far as csgo events usually are
2019-03-20 18:39
#135
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France Creez_sp 
It's the gaming capital of France. Living Adrien (ZeratoR) Nougaret
2019-03-20 19:02
Oh that's right
2019-03-20 22:15
#174
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France mat660 
Go vakarm ;)
2019-03-20 23:49
#3
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France iNolake 
OMFG
2019-03-20 17:01
#38
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Germany zeolikk 
is it a nice place?
2019-03-20 17:10
#56
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France Gomie 
One of the best french city to live, close to the sea ...
2019-03-20 17:20
#68
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France PowwneD 
It's in France so basically yes
2019-03-20 17:26
#89
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Germany zeolikk 
Not every French city is nice, that's why I'm asking
2019-03-20 17:39
#92
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France Axsii 
worst city in france>best city in germany ma friend
2019-03-20 17:41
#97
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World breezy0 
Lol france has even 100x times more immigrant ghettos than germany
2019-03-20 17:46
#100
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Germany zeolikk 
I didn't even talk shit about you/France but ok
2019-03-20 17:49
Montpellier is a very nice city It's in the south, near the sea There's an old fortified town, which is really cute It's a pretty big city, at french scale, so actually not that big
2019-03-20 17:59
#199
kennyS | 
France G2MBN 
Paris is better.
2019-03-21 18:05
some french ppl are really dumb and always want to be the best... Don't listen him you have good cities too in germany, love munich ! For your question : Yes it's a pretty good place, there is a very good weather and this is a beautiful city for tourism aswell, near the sea also so pretty cool !
2019-03-20 18:40
Don’t listen to him my friend. French cities and German cities are both charming in different ways. Except, some are charming and some aren’t...
2019-03-20 20:31
#162
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France Alpha7a2 
Montpellier isnt that good, pretty sure this guy is from south of france and everyone here thinks montepellier is like the Paris of the south LMAO there will be no crowd, no one care of csgo in france
2019-03-20 21:12
#181
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France p2l 
Montpellier is nice while you stay in the city center, all around it's like Paris suburbs but worst
2019-03-21 09:48
reeeeeeeeeeeeeeekt ,+1
2019-03-20 20:35
#165
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Germany zeolikk 
toxic
2019-03-20 21:49
#98
Maka | 
France Barburo 
Pretty nice meditteranean french city, cool for a June event.
2019-03-20 17:47
#99
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Germany zeolikk 
alright ty
2019-03-20 17:48
#104
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France PowwneD 
Was baiting you but yes, South France during summer should be a good event, also Montpellier is a medium to large city so should be enjoyable
2019-03-20 17:55
It is a city with many students, the sun, beaches, rather cheap. So pretty good. Maybe they have a bit too much of punk chilling in the streets but I don't mind.
2019-03-21 12:16
only one is though
2019-03-21 13:22
#94
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Other delmaszm 
Montpellier is actually a nice city yeah It also has a lot of students, and a great night life
2019-03-20 17:44
#101
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Germany zeolikk 
sounds good
2019-03-20 17:49
Probably one of the best city in France, good weather, near the sea, good student life
2019-03-20 20:56
#4
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Argentina MrRioKai 
Gl
2019-03-20 17:01
#5
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France Djodjoo 
Good for French cs
2019-03-20 17:01
#12
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Switzerland mauricee 
nt lol
2019-03-20 17:02
Nice joke
2019-03-20 17:06
#112
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France iNolake 
why ?
2019-03-20 18:10
#120
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France Djodjoo 
It's actually good that big events start going to other countries
2019-03-20 18:34
Cool
2019-03-20 17:01
#8
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Other 1Faren 
Ez
2019-03-20 17:01
NICE
2019-03-20 17:02
No, it's in Montpellier.
2019-03-20 19:12
EVEN NICER
2019-03-20 20:32
:D
2019-03-20 21:03
Who
2019-03-20 17:02
#13
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Kazakhstan potatomato 
mdr
2019-03-20 17:02
Ugly ass city
2019-03-20 17:02
Actually it’s a big student city, a lot of sun and nice places to visit in south france, close to the beaches and sea as well, even better in June! The atmosphere is absolutely heartwarming. It has that south of Europe culture.
2019-03-20 20:34
what
2019-03-20 17:02
#18
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United States FlagMaster 
Oooooof will there be a crowd?
2019-03-20 17:02
no
2019-03-20 17:57
#163
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France Alpha7a2 
Naaa, csgo isnt popular at all in france unfortunatly
2019-03-20 21:14
#166
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United States FlagMaster 
I wonder why they don’t just have it in Paris or Marseille
2019-03-20 21:54
#19
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Turkey devriyeL 
They should have choose Turkey bad news huge -1
2019-03-20 17:02
Turkey ethernet is pretty bad
2019-03-20 17:12
#59
qikert | 
Canada cherryy 
0/8 Would be a 0iq move. No good Turkish team.
2019-03-20 17:21
#64
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Turkey devriyeL 
There is no good french team either nice try France colony
2019-03-20 17:23
They are still miles above the Turkish scene and at least they have a decent fanbase and a history of being good
2019-03-20 17:35
+1
2019-03-20 17:46
NAF and Twistzz > XANTARES nt
2019-03-20 23:10
#20
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
why?
2019-03-20 17:02
Ez France
2019-03-20 17:03
Proof me wrong: Astralis won EPL Season 9 Finals
2019-03-20 17:03
#43
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Germany zeolikk 
hltv.org/events/4337/esl-pro-league-seas.. I mean, with these shitty EU teams (devils.one, ex-3DMAX, ex-Space Soldiers) it should be easy for them
2019-03-20 17:12
#23
France Uexo 
I will not be in France :(
2019-03-20 17:03
same :'( The worst thing is I live close to Montpellier
2019-03-20 18:58
#24
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France StickyRice 
Tarifs : de 10€ à 100€ Prices apparently from 10 to 100€.
2019-03-20 17:04
10? wow
2019-03-21 21:30
#201
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France StickyRice 
Yeah, at least that's what this link says suddefrance-arena.com/event/esl-pro-leag..
2019-03-21 22:06
#25
Lucky | 
Germany Trax_ 
Unexpected, but nice to have some new cities and venues!
2019-03-20 17:04
finally somewhere close
2019-03-20 17:04
YES F YES
2019-03-20 17:05
I LITERALLY LIVE 30 MINUTES AWAY FROM THAT CITY LOOOOL
2019-03-20 17:05
#34
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Australia JingleBells 
F
2019-03-20 17:11
#70
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France BOOBALECOQ 
ME TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or maybe 1hour but np YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
2019-03-20 17:27
#74
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France Telt 
Dude I study in Montpellier and can't go because of my competitive exams
2019-03-20 17:28
45min away from mtp but i got my exams and no driver license :(
2019-03-21 13:38
#29
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France yo_les_n00bs 
nice
2019-03-20 17:06
No it's in Montpellier.
2019-03-20 18:45
#175
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France mat660 
Gg you made me laugh .
2019-03-20 23:55
:D
2019-03-21 00:08
0 french team in EPL finals
2019-03-20 17:06
#50
NEO | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
It's Katowice all over again
2019-03-20 17:15
#88
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France LanaRhoades 
g2 and 3dmax
2019-03-20 17:37
#90
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Finland akekho 
they are not yet in the finals
2019-03-20 17:40
#91
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France LanaRhoades 
they will
2019-03-20 17:41
#197
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France mat660 
+1
2019-03-21 17:13
French silver baguettes are happy
2019-03-20 17:08
#48
NEO | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
lmao
2019-03-20 17:13
#33
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France NeaZy 
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS
2019-03-20 17:08
#36
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
Where?
2019-03-20 17:10
South of France, big student city, great atmosphere and good looking city near the Mediterranean coast with great beaches, sun and hot-but-not-too-hot weather.
2019-03-20 20:37
#157
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
Thanks you, Kawoh. You are a very nice guy.
2019-03-20 20:52
#182
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France p2l 
*great bitches
2019-03-21 09:49
#37
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Germany zeolikk 
who?
2019-03-20 17:10
Good choice for a host
2019-03-20 17:10
Cant wait for the stage to ANELE Clap
2019-03-20 17:10
#47
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Panama xemzex 
Respect aneles wtf men )))))
2019-03-20 17:13
#41
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Spain Silber_ 
3h drive, interesting
2019-03-20 17:11
So how about that new c9 roster maybe happening?
2019-03-20 17:12
montpellier is like barcelona of france
2019-03-20 17:13
#46
NEO | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
who?
2019-03-20 17:13
#49
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Other delmaszm 
That's fucking sick, might actually go. WP ESL
2019-03-20 17:14
#51
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Spain JonTHANOS_E 
nice
2019-03-20 17:16
shit city full of criminals, expect some1 to get shot
2019-03-20 17:18
#57
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Brazil bernog 
man we live in Brazil lol
2019-03-20 17:20
still better men
2019-03-20 17:21
#72
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
HAHAHHA, TRUE
2019-03-20 17:28
#87
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France LanaRhoades 
wtf no it's not marseille
2019-03-20 17:37
You don’t know France.
2019-03-20 20:38
Last Friday in three week’s time I saw a spotted striped blue worm shake hands with a legless lizard.
2019-03-20 20:38
Okay, my bad then. Shouldn’t judge you by the cover. Have a good day.
2019-03-20 20:42
#54
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Brazil bernog 
Niceee, EZ 4 G2
2019-03-20 17:18
Ffs, I wish it was Odense again!
2019-03-20 17:20
#61
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Brazil bernog 
I think odense will be the season 10 city
2019-03-20 17:21
Would be nice! I was at season 8. Totally worth it.
2019-03-20 17:28
#58
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Israel Nas_Nadhirah 
Let's go Liquid
2019-03-20 17:20
Cool
2019-03-20 17:23
#65
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United States Skuter! 
Tier 3 city
2019-03-20 17:24
#66
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France I_ONLY_SAY_NT 
Very nice city!
2019-03-20 17:26
#67
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France EyalSword 
Ay that's cool
2019-03-20 17:26
#69
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France BOOBALECOQ 
OKLM FOR MONTPELLIER
2019-03-20 17:26
#139
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Portugal Carlos[M] 
oklm pour moi mec im gonna see it lmaooo 15minutes drive and im there xd
2019-03-20 19:14
#141
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France BOOBALECOQ 
Nice c bon saaaa ^^
2019-03-20 19:26
#142
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Portugal Carlos[M] 
je sais , ça va etre mon premier tournoi
2019-03-20 19:41
#159
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France BOOBALECOQ 
Si j'obtiens mon permis j'y serais aussi haha
2019-03-20 21:03
#167
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Portugal Carlos[M] 
bonne chance haha
2019-03-20 22:05
#171
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France BOOBALECOQ 
Merci merci ^^
2019-03-20 23:29
#71
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
Ez4kennyS
2019-03-20 17:27
no french team gonna be there though ayy
2019-03-20 17:29
#78
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France PowwneD 
G2
2019-03-20 17:31
3dmax
2019-03-20 20:39
ez4astralis
2019-03-20 17:29
#84
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Other VladimirLucas 
someone tell Remi Gaillard to streak on stage or run to a computer and steal a pro skins
2019-03-20 17:36
#103
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France Qu0sT 
He should build a prank with the esl knowing so he can do everything. Him coming on stage and playing as astralis in a goat suit.
2019-03-20 17:53
n1
2019-03-20 20:06
#183
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France p2l 
he will come dress as a goat to give the mvp award
2019-03-21 09:52
pretty cool
2019-03-20 17:35
Ohh I'm happy for Africa, they finally get cs event.
2019-03-20 17:53
Flag indeed checks out
2019-03-20 20:39
Events in France are not safe, monkaS.
2019-03-20 17:58
right in the middle of the BAC, nice...
2019-03-20 18:01
#126
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France 0racle 
wtf are you doing on hltv if you're in high school
2019-03-20 18:42
fight me
2019-03-20 19:03
That’s actually really fcked up. They will lose a good amount of potential spectators because of that.
2019-03-20 20:41
absolutely, either they didn't look into it enough or they just didn't have a better date
2019-03-20 21:08
#184
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France p2l 
I think their main target is people who can actually spend money in the event, not poor schoolboys :D
2019-03-21 09:54
#173
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France BOOBALECOQ 
Nike le bac Quel filière ?
2019-03-20 23:30
#188
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France Ghoul98 
Bac - 5 > all
2019-03-21 10:45
#189
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France BOOBALECOQ 
Bac -5 carrément ?
2019-03-21 11:33
#190
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France Ghoul98 
C koi lé kour?
2019-03-21 11:44
#192
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France BOOBALECOQ 
je sé po maiq
2019-03-21 12:27
isis will strike once again
2019-03-20 18:06
#114
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
Okay
2019-03-20 18:13
Belo Horizonte>Montpellier
2019-03-20 18:25
#172
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France BOOBALECOQ 
Tg
2019-03-20 23:30
#193
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France LanaRhoades 
Ferme ta chatte cousin
2019-03-21 13:21
#195
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France FanchD 
LMAO
2019-03-21 13:34
#119
JaCkz | 
France Azowel 
WHY IT'S HAPPEN DURING MY EXAMS
2019-03-20 18:34
#133
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France J0riS_ 
Nice right in the middle of the BAC (french degree) WHYYY
2019-03-20 18:54
#143
frozen | 
Ukraine Dendil 
Ez for Na'vi
2019-03-20 19:43
Yeeeeesssss
2019-03-20 20:43
#164
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France remyos 
Such a cool, young, modern and beautiful city! Really nice!
2019-03-20 21:43
cool !
2019-03-20 23:24
#176
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France mat660 
Remi Gaillard is coming :D
2019-03-20 23:56
Putain j’ai mon bac
2019-03-21 00:09
#179
shox | 
India iejesus 
EZ4G2
2019-03-21 02:04
#180
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African Union mikecool 
French scene, lul
2019-03-21 04:08
#185
SS | 
Germany Ducarius 
An meine maroks aus montpellier
2019-03-21 10:23
#187
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France Ghoul98 
Les baceux en pls
2019-03-21 10:45
#198
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Spain JonTHANOS_E 
nice yo
2019-03-21 17:54
#202
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France |MiKY| 
Cocorico !
2019-03-22 20:35
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