Luminosity secure Pro League Finals spot as Group C reaches end

Luminosity have topped group C of ESL Pro League Americas, securing participation at the finals in Montpellier.

The highlight of the day was a series between Luminosity and Envy. The American squad kicked off to a solid start on map one, Train, where initial success in the pistol was undermined by a rifle round victory from the Ts. The CTs gave up the lead, only to pick up the pace immediately after, accruing seven of the following eight rounds. Luminosity had the last word of the half, albeit at a 6-9 deficit. The Brazilians' momentum transferred onto the CT side, but a dominant offense from Envy meant a swift conclusion to the map at 16-9.

Inferno followed, where an initial victory for Envy was succeeded by a pummeling from Luminosity's defence. Only sporadically were the American representatives able to yield round victories, leading to a 4-11 deficit on the T side of Inferno. Luminosity kept the ball rolling in the initial rounds, extending their lead to 13-4. Last-ditch retaliation came from Envy, but it was swiftly succeeded by a finishing blow from the Brazilian squad at 16-7.

The American squad was envious of boltz's 1.57 series rating

The final map of the day was Cache, an affair that saw a further lop-sided dynamic between the two sides. Lucas "steel" Lopes and his team started off with a 4-0 lead , met with a two-round-retaliation from Envy. This proved to be all that the CTs could pose against Luminosity, conceding all remaining rounds of the half, yielding a 13-2 surplus for the Brazilians. After conceding the pistol round, Envy found success with rifles in hand, but their response was short-lived. With map point on the table, Luminosity closed out the series, concluding Cache with a dominant 16-5 score.

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22nd April 2019
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Train
9
7
Inferno
16
5
Cache
16
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 44 - 49 -5 65.0 0.96
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 42 - 46 -4 67.3 0.96
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 40 - 48 -8 76.4 0.94
United States Sam 's0m' Ohs0m 44 - 51 -7 67.8 0.87
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 40 - 55 -15 67.3 0.80
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 71 - 39 +32 108.0 1.57
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 47 - 36 +11 74.3 1.18
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 52 - 45 +7 83.4 1.17
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' SchenatoNEKIZ 42 - 39 +3 59.4 1.03
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 37 - 51 -14 65.9 0.88

Prior to the highlight match, viewers witnessed an absolute beatdown from MIBR, who dispatched their Northern neighbours of Cloud9 with ease. First, the two squads faced off on Overpass, where Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and his men secured a 16-9 victory after a dominant T side display that saw them concede just one gun round.

FalleN ensured Cloud9's demise with a monstrous 2.42 rating

The second, and final map of the series was Train. A T side start for MIBR proved to be immensely fruitful, as a pistol round victory was followed up with the complementary two. Cloud9 still tried to put up with a fight with rifles on the table, but one round would prove to be their sole victory over the course of the entire map. Thirteen consecutive round victories for MIBR meant a whitewash of a Train at 16-1.

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0
22nd April 2019
16
Overpass
9
16
Train
1
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 49 - 22 +27 112.8 1.80
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 38 - 19 +19 93.4 1.62
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 40 - 19 +21 101.5 1.59
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 30 - 22 +8 87.2 1.31
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 24 - 22 +2 55.2 1.01
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 25 - 37 -12 65.9 0.78
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 21 - 36 -15 67.1 0.66
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 22 - 35 -13 58.9 0.66
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 20 - 38 -18 60.4 0.60
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 16 - 36 -20 43.7 0.50

While sporting a group record equal to that of both MIBR and Cloud9, Luminosity will be taking away the Group C Montpellier spot thanks to a superior map difference in the matches between the tied teams. Ricardo "boltz" Prass's side stand at +1 compared to MIBR’s 0 and Cloud9’s -1 records.

The first European series between Natus Vincere and fnatic kicked off on Nuke, where a very turbulent initial half was witnessed. The CIS representatives struggled on the defence, nevertheless preventing the Swedes from accruing a massive lead. An 8-7 scoreline in fnatic's favour was followed with a lop-sided T performance from Natus Vincere, who ran out 16-11 winners.

electronic net a 1.33 rating come conclusion of the series

Overpass followed, initially witnessing a continuation of Natus Vincere's previous momentum. The first pistol was secured by the Terrorists, but as soon as fnatic were able to stabilise economically they started to consistently take rounds, concluding the initial half with a convincing 12-3 surplus. Once more Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko and his men were able to show early presence, securing four rounds, but much like in the prior half, fnatic sorted their financial footing, subsequently closing out the map with a 16-9 scoreline.

The final, and closest map of the series, was Inferno. Natus Vincere kicked off on the T side, demonstrating a solid start in the form of a pistol round success. The CTs developed a presence as soon as rifles were in hand, and the dynamic proceeded to be a one-for-one affair, all the way to an 8-7 conclusion in the Terrorists' favour. A consecutive pistol for Natus Vincere, this time on the defence, allowed for a string of four rounds to fall in their lap. The Swedes retaliated, but in the long run the deficit proved too heavy a burden, as the squad subsequently fell to Natus Vincere with a 13-16 score.

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21st April 2019
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Nuke
11
8
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
13
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 68 - 53 +15 90.9 1.33
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 60 - 49 +11 80.3 1.15
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 56 - 51 +5 76.9 1.12
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 55 - 59 -4 80.1 1.05
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 45 - 54 -9 57.8 0.88
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 70 - 53 +17 83.2 1.18
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 57 - 62 -5 84.7 1.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 54 - 60 -6 76.9 1.02
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 52 - 52 0 70.3 0.98
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 32 - 57 -25 52.0 0.70

The second match of the day witnessed a series between G2 and Windigo. The best-of-three series commenced on Train, witnessing a bloodbath of a map. Having started on the T side, Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov and his men secured the opening two rounds, subsequently dropping the ball in all but two following rounds, concluding their offense with a 5-10 deficit. After switching over to the defence, the Bulgarian representatives proceeded to make up for previous errors and won eight rounds without response to leave their opponents shell-shocked. G2 denied the comeback after securing map point, only to let victory slip in the final round. On the wings of their second wind, Windigo managed to close the map after securing a 7-5 overtime score, translating to a 22-20 map victory.

G2 were fortunate to have Lucky, who produced an average 1.38 rating

Dust 2 succeeded the first map of the series, seeing to a very successful T start from the French squad. A 7-0 lead was accrued off the bat, and despite a slowdown in performance, a convincing half for G2 was secured at 10-5. Despite a consecutive pistol victory in the latter half, the Frenchmen struggled consistently throughout their defence run, unable to find their footing. Windigo very nearly made a comeback reminiscent of Nuke, but occasional victories for Richard "shox" Papillon and co. resulted in a 16-13 victory.

Concluding the series was Inferno, and contrary to the prior two maps it was incredibly one-sided. G2 commenced on the defence and utterly dominated the opposition. Despite being able to breach sites successfully, the Bulgarians faltered in post-plant situations, able only to produce three rounds to G2's 12 come conclusion of the initial half. The Frenchmen went on to secure the following pistol round, and, despite an immediate upset, went on to close things in swift nature, taking the series 2-1 following a 16-4 victory on Inferno.

France
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21st April 2019
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Train
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Dust2
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Inferno
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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 78 - 55 +23 92.8 1.38
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 78 - 56 +22 84.9 1.29
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 68 - 51 +17 80.1 1.17
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 64 - 56 +8 74.4 1.09
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 50 - 66 -16 66.6 0.95
 Windigo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ 69 - 69 0 81.2 1.01
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 58 - 67 -9 64.9 0.93
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 56 - 69 -13 71.2 0.92
Bulgaria Yanko 'blocker' Panovblocker 50 - 67 -17 66.4 0.86
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 51 - 69 -18 60.8 0.83

The team list for the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, which will be held in Montpellier, France, from June 18-23, currently features the following six teams:

Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1372
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1065
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1471
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
879
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
EZ FOR LUMINOSITY
2019-04-22 12:48
#12
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Brazil Mirekz 
xd
2019-04-22 12:51
Yoink
2019-04-22 12:51
#20
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
FURIA > Luminosity don't @ me
2019-04-22 12:55
#93
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Brazil DaVicii 
@ericmoncusi23
2019-04-23 00:54
#97
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Spain Lorenzo_Lamas 
No no no, Just no
2019-04-23 03:02
F5
2019-04-22 13:13
What
2019-04-22 13:21
mad
2019-04-22 13:32
Ok
2019-04-22 15:37
If they lost, would they have been eliminated?
2019-04-22 15:22
yes
2019-04-22 16:30
hey s0m . . . why so quiet now ? ? ? LOL wooooooooooooooooooooooooow
2019-04-22 17:22
#86
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Brazil Cheddar__ 
S0m say something ? I really do not
2019-04-22 22:34
#3
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Brazil BENd 
Nice
2019-04-22 12:48
#8
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Indonesia MeX0NNNN 
not expected
2019-04-22 12:49
Envy just isn't ready yet and this C9 line-up just sucks lol
2019-04-22 12:49
nice my br friends ;)))
2019-04-22 12:52
#15
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Denmark oskarsports 
I like how everyone hated them when they got the spot lmao
2019-04-22 12:53
+1
2019-04-22 14:29
#16
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United States WilsonDS 
Sad it wasn't C9, but at least it ain't mibr.
2019-04-22 12:54
+1
2019-04-22 13:28
Mibr will get the spot soon, but CLOWN9? OMEGALUL
2019-04-22 18:05
#88
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
now say it without crying
2019-04-22 23:41
#90
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Brazil arturfelipe 
Windigo majors? Ok.
2019-04-23 00:25
#91
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Furia majors? Ok.
2019-04-23 00:52
#99
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Brazil arturfelipe 
Brazil 3x majors championship!
2019-04-23 12:11
#106
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
irrelevant, they won 2 and that was 3 years ago
2019-04-24 08:38
Cry for what? Mibr in their worst moment won 16-2 of Astralis. Yeah, I'll cry xaxaxax
2019-04-23 05:06
#104
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
"in their worst tournament" AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXXA hltv.org/events/3701/blast-pro-series-co.. hltv.org/events/4326/blast-pro-series-so.. ALSO EVERYONE BEAT ASTRALIS THAT TOURNAMENT SO CRY HERE: \_________/ AFRICA NEEDS WATER
2019-04-24 08:35
#104
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
"in their worst tournament" AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXXA hltv.org/events/3701/blast-pro-series-co.. hltv.org/events/4326/blast-pro-series-so.. ALSO EVERYONE BEAT ASTRALIS THAT TOURNAMENT SO CRY HERE: \_________/ AFRICA NEEDS WATER
2019-04-24 08:35
#102
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United States WilsonDS 
Mibr got 2-0 swept in a bo3 against luminosity.
2019-04-24 03:45
We all know why..
2019-04-24 04:36
#17
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Indonesia Joji6661 
Sad
2019-04-22 12:54
#19
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
too bad for c9.
2019-04-22 12:55
Unexpected from LG
2019-04-22 13:03
+1
2019-04-23 02:06
Nice!
2019-04-22 13:08
how many matches envy have to lose until they will kick jdm?
2019-04-22 13:08
He is their main carry?
2019-04-22 13:34
Envy is the worse team i ever seen. Kick Jdm and make Nifty the primary Awper. Nifty without a awp is a big waste of talent
2019-04-22 14:13
that s what i m saying
2019-04-22 18:41
#24
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
When zeus gets more kills than Simple LOL!
2019-04-22 13:09
blotz wtf
2019-04-22 13:09
Cloud9 ain't out yet cause of the new format. They move on to round 2 along with mibr. The group winners instantly make it into lan and second and third place move to round two. The teams will be separated in two groups and the 2 group winners make it to lan. So C9 still in it. God Bless Cloud9. and also correct me if I'm wrong.
2019-04-22 13:13
you're on point
2019-04-22 14:47
I didnt now that, ty
2019-04-22 23:34
#27
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Brazil LGHotdogCream 
damn went from ESEA placing 4th to being in EPL Finals damn congrats LG very proud
2019-04-22 13:13
unexpected
2019-04-22 13:29
#29
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World Notb8ing 
lmao LG most lucky team alive, thinking they only got spot because furia refused due some low tier event, otherwise stuck in MDL :D
2019-04-22 13:16
They still had to win games to go through
2019-04-22 13:27
#40
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World Notb8ing 
ofc, just saying they weren't even supposed to be in, and they weren't even 1st option to replace team, that's the lucky part (I guess also kinda lucky to get through with tb but that's how it goes in this league xD...)
2019-04-22 13:36
Blotz was the problem
2019-04-22 13:24
M16r lmao
2019-04-22 13:25
Ez for br steel
2019-04-22 13:27
Mibr had the easiest group imaginable and still didn't manage to come out on top. Just disband.
2019-04-22 13:28
Now that's dumb. Easiest group is either B or D, but since D is only for Latam the team that had the easiest group was liquid
2019-04-22 13:39
Liquid > LG Ghost>C9
2019-04-22 14:07
#54
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Brazil Thovisk 
Ghost KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-04-22 14:59
+1111 Imagine almost losing to Tier 1772626372 American team! 16-14 LUL
2019-04-22 13:40
for me almost losing is the same as winning, the bad result is LOSING for a tier 1772626372 NA team (LG)
2019-04-22 14:49
That is also true wtf! Good one men)))! + 1
2019-04-22 14:55
#73
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Brazil GrilO_O 
+1
2019-04-22 16:50
#43
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Europe SteffeM 
LOL WHAT AHHAHA
2019-04-22 13:42
#45
shox | 
India iejesus 
lets go g2
2019-04-22 14:07
#46
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United States Fin4life 
they wont win.....
2019-04-22 14:09
NICE!!!
2019-04-22 14:14
blotz was ths problem roflllll
2019-04-22 14:34
ele foi kikado na época por causa da comunicação, larga de ser burro
2019-04-22 20:32
Começou a acompanhar o CS BR agr ne bb
2019-04-22 20:35
garanto que a mais tempo que você, o boltz na lg em 2015 foi kikado pq a line nao dava mais certo com ele e steel, ele era um jogador muito diferente do que era hoje, menos maduro e a ultima vez que ele foi kikado, foi sim por comunicação.
2019-04-23 02:14
#55
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Brazil Thovisk 
Expected
2019-04-22 15:00
#56
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Brazil kiker1 
EZ4LG!
2019-04-22 15:15
Zeus got more kill than s1mple XD
2019-04-22 15:18
+39 dang
2019-04-22 15:22
#61
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Poland Kobel_ 
Both MIBR and C9 struggle hard and NV is pretty crap but still bit of a suprise If not for Rogue LG wouldn't even be in the EPL lol
2019-04-22 15:54
#85
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World nakTriceps 
Not for Rogue and then FURIA*
2019-04-22 22:16
#101
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Poland Kobel_ 
Right
2019-04-23 18:22
#62
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Denmark nebpyhita 
Já vai boltz
2019-04-22 15:57
#63
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China serdim 
m16r matchfix
2019-04-22 16:05
WHAT
2019-04-22 16:14
Tier 2.5 team > Mibr
2019-04-22 16:16
#66
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Canada Skadiddle 
Why didnt c9 get the spot if they all tied and c9 beat luminosity
2019-04-22 16:25
they all beat each other, it comes to map scored and round scored
2019-04-22 16:44
#72
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Canada Skadiddle 
Oh ok ty
2019-04-22 16:46
- felps + boltz
2019-04-22 16:43
#71
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Brazil kiker1 
EZ4LG! mibr just need sell jerseys kkkkkkkk
2019-04-22 16:45
So what happens to Cloud9 and Mibr now
2019-04-22 17:04
#92
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Go to stage 2
2019-04-23 00:54
I see flashes from Katowice *----------* let's do it, LG
2019-04-22 17:51
#77
oskar | 
Russia Ji7ter 
mibr throw for them
2019-04-22 17:55
Lucas1 is so bad
2019-04-22 18:09
hey s0m s0m woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow LOL
2019-04-22 19:38
#84
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Finland Weathermen)) 
epic
2019-04-22 21:06
#89
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
deserved
2019-04-23 00:23
#LGLOYAL #GODBLOTZTOP1 #QUEOTA #ALLIGATOR #STEELENDA
2019-04-23 02:09
congrats
2019-04-23 16:09
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