Freeman to leave ViCi after IEM Sydney

WingHei "Freeman" Cheung has decided to part ways with ViCi after the conclusion of IEM Sydney, the player has revealed on Instagram.

In his Instagram post, available only to Freeman's followers, the Hongkonger revealed that he will be parting ways with ViCi of his own accord in order to seek new challenges.

The 19-year-old's last tournament with the Chinese squad will be IEM Sydney, set to take place on April 30-May 5, with ViCi's group and opening matchup still yet to be announced as the event is drawing close.

The 19-year-old will be a free man after IEM Sydney

Freeman has been part of the organization for over two years, a portion of which he spent under the banner of VG.Flash and Flash itself. In that time, he and various rosters under the organization played at four Big Events and most notably went on an impressive campaign to 9th-11th place in the IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage.

After IEM Sydney, ViCi will be down to the following quartet:

China Zhuo "advent" Liang
China WeiJie "zhokiNg" Zhong
China ZhiHong "aumaN" Liu
Malaysia Andrew "Kaze" Khong

Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
520
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
528
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
#4
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Belarus fan_of_North 
Why
2019-04-25 12:49
USA inc he speaks English
2019-04-25 16:56
#5
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Poland Axer85 
Sad
2019-04-25 12:49
Ah gl man
2019-04-25 12:49
Now he will be a Free man
2019-04-25 12:49
Expected
2019-04-25 13:54
ok del pls
2019-04-25 12:49
#9
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Poland Julka 
Rip
2019-04-25 12:49
#10
fnx | 
Brazil matwoks 
Good luck for him
2019-04-25 12:49
#11
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Rip vici
2019-04-25 12:49
#12
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CIS Neaxyl 
bots
2019-04-25 12:49
You're one to talk. Optic is shit. Tier three Danish team. Fucking bot Niko.
2019-04-25 15:57
#119
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CIS Neaxyl 
xD
2019-04-25 15:57
#125
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China KensonS 
niko, not Niko haha
2019-04-25 16:40
Yeah not faze Niko he's a beast
2019-04-25 18:51
#185
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Denmark Jeffersond 
Who?
2019-04-27 10:59
#138
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United Kingdom SmirkyDoor 
It is true Optic is pretty damn crap :P
2019-04-25 17:53
Better than OpTic lmfao
2019-04-30 02:54
#190
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CIS Neaxyl 
estonia cs o m e g a
2019-04-30 08:20
#13
ZywOo | 
United States Rxalize 
Expected
2019-04-25 12:49
Why?
2019-04-25 12:49
#15
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United Kingdom 69__kuDo__69 
does it even matter ...
2019-04-25 12:50
sad
2019-04-25 12:50
#18
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Slovakia Chrisf30 
Kaze needs to go as well, they won't achieve anything with bots in team. They need to be inT1 international teams
2019-04-25 12:50
#55
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Yugoslavia plsnopermaban 
nvm
2019-04-25 13:08
#19
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France mdK_ 
Too good for them
2019-04-25 12:50
#20
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France Katowice2019 
GORDON FREEMAN --> HALF LIFE 3.
2019-04-25 12:50
#187
Summer | 
China SWhinX 
NO HL3
2019-04-29 10:06
#21
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Poland michal990909 
Is he going to black mesa?
2019-04-25 12:50
That's a good sign, maybe that's the reason why valve haven't done hl3, freeman preferred to play cs
2019-04-25 13:00
#22
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Germany ToiletShitter 
He is now free mens
2019-04-25 12:51
#23
NAF | 
Canada fIy 
freeman kaze d4v41 DD machinegun
2019-04-25 12:52
CaptainMo?
2019-04-25 13:00
#47
NAF | 
Canada fIy 
sure for machinegun
2019-04-25 13:04
#49
rain | 
Malaysia st0ffe1 
d4dv1 cant speak chinese
2019-04-25 13:05
#53
NAF | 
Canada fIy 
kaze teach him
2019-04-25 13:07
"The 19-year-old will be a free man after IEM Sydney" lmao
2019-04-25 12:53
Badum tss
2019-04-25 12:58
#26
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Korea XigNGODtop1 
rip, hopefully he gets a chance at an international team.
2019-04-25 12:53
#27
qz | 
China Hudz0 
to be fair he and kaze carried this team in most situations, glad to see this departure. gl to him
2019-04-25 12:53
#41
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
He's incredibly talanted <3
2019-04-25 13:01
rip
2019-04-25 12:54
#29
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Estonia kapsXD 
Bruh feelsbad rip kaze+freeman g0d duo
2019-04-25 12:56
#30
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Finland CucumberFIN 
GL FREEMAN
2019-04-25 12:56
#31
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China Flour1sh 
GL
2019-04-25 12:58
#35
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Other ichiran 
Freeman is actually insane, hope he finds a international team
2019-04-25 13:00
#36
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Denmark blue_sheep 
Cool
2019-04-25 13:00
#37
tarik | 
Indonesia ranggav 
Freeman finally became free man
2019-04-25 13:00
#38
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Europe lemxa99 
He is a FreeMan
2019-04-25 13:00
#39
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Hopefully gonna join TyLUL or some international roster Gl my boy <3
2019-04-25 13:01
#70
kennyS | 
Hong Kong Visone 
Not another China team please
2019-04-25 13:32
Bad news bears
2019-04-25 13:01
#42
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Macau Bent0 
Freeman > auman rip vici
2019-04-25 13:03
#43
Stewie2K | 
Europe Ron1e 
Free man😎
2019-04-25 13:03
he is going to jail for matchfixing no worries
2019-04-25 13:03
#46
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
nooo
2019-04-25 13:04
#48
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Poland xOwcA 
Tyloo
2019-04-25 13:04
who?
2019-04-25 13:05
Who?
2019-04-25 13:06
VG (qeeyou core 3) could win nothing without freeman n kaze
2019-04-25 13:07
#54
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
wtf men
2019-04-25 13:08
dupreeh gla1ve xyp9x dev1ce freeman confirmed astralis
2019-04-25 13:09
Rip number 1 asian team
2019-04-25 13:11
faze freeman
2019-04-25 13:13
#59
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Europe SteffeM 
"The 19-year-old will be a FREE MAN after IEM Sydney" . . . . . Logout
2019-04-25 13:14
#87
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
lmao
2019-04-25 14:18
#60
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Sweden swedz2 
How will this effect his performance at Sydney?
2019-04-25 13:14
#62
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Faroe Islands ruski_puski 
freeman to tyloo confirmed :P
2019-04-25 13:15
#96
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Sweden Zaser5 
hopfully
2019-04-25 14:38
#63
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Indonesia csRIOTgo 
TyLoo: -xccurate +kaze -attacker -summer +freeman +DD
2019-04-25 13:15
#94
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Indonesia rezrex 
sounds good doesnt work
2019-04-25 14:31
#97
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Sweden Zaser5 
skip DD and keep attacker
2019-04-25 14:38
#173
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
summer for dd? are you high?
2019-04-26 01:01
#64
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Russia deadforest 
Hope he will join Cloud9 alongside with smooya and vanity replacing Golden, cajunb and vice.
2019-04-25 13:16
Bait or actual news? If true, source?
2019-04-25 14:07
#93
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Russia deadforest 
I said I hope so, just my wish.
2019-04-25 14:30
#98
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Sweden Zaser5 
keep Golden
2019-04-25 14:38
#146
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China tralia 
impossible
2019-04-25 19:11
Freeman is finally free man
2019-04-25 13:23
#69
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Australia dr0pbear 
C9 Freeman confirmed, you heard it yet first.
2019-04-25 13:31
freeman is a good chinese player, i hope he can into a good team
2019-04-25 13:38
#73
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China R1KKA233 
-xcc -bntet +freeman +kaze
2019-04-25 13:39
#74
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Jealous being carried by Indonesian? You'll still get carried by non chinese nationality
2019-04-25 13:45
#149
gla1ve | 
China WaltzR 
Mate you definitely haven't checked Tyloo's matches for a while, bntet's performance is just decent and Xccurate is like missing all the shots he can possibly miss. And never forget some country cannot even have a decent esports club. So be appreciated, these two talented players could find their spots in Tyloo otherwise they'll end up somewhere like Recca all their careers. Don't tell me any US or EU team would have em in their teams, they didn't and never will :)
2019-04-25 19:19
Well in the domestic scene now bntet is a beast since hes no longer IGL just look at the rating..
2019-04-26 07:27
Well maybe it's you who haven't checked their recent matches.. Look at it again and tell me it's not bntet who's on the top scoreboard.. While i agree with xccu underperforming, from last 10 matches (not maps), bntet topped the scoreboard the most with a few 2nd and just 1 bottom. So if he's decent, then what makes the rest of the players? AND he did all that while being the igl with communication barrier. Yeah that might be true about them not being picked up by EU teams, but that can be also said to any chinese players. And look at tyloo now. Without those 2 they wouldn't even be no. 1 chinese team let alone in the top 30 teams. Vici also wouldn't be no. 2 without kaze and freeman. So yeah, stop being delusional and accept the fact that chinese nationality players are mediocre. Well maybe except somebody.
2019-04-26 07:48
#186
gla1ve | 
China WaltzR 
Yeah I see what you mean here. To be honest most Chinese counter strike fans don’t really care about domestic/Asian tournaments or qualifiers unless there are tier one teams participating. When I said Bntet is decent I meant his performance is just as expected, he might be destroying 5power, panda gaming and MVP.PK but nobody in China would actually feel there is anything special with it. Tyloo the club was built way back to cs1.6 and has always been and been expected as the best counter strike club in east Asia so ppl won’t be surprised who is dominating in a Tyloo vs Panda gaming series. About Vici, this is probably new to you but Freeman is technically Chinese, Kaze is Chinese Malaysian, and most importantly advent, people usually call him “259” in China, is the key player, the engine or you can call him the core of ViCi. The fact is Freeman and Kaze have been pro players over two years in China and weren’t known until recently. The only reason of that is Advent occupied them in the right place. One last thing mate, if someone’s been paid to work somewhere for over two years but still can’t communicate in his own field, it aien’t something to be proud of.
2019-04-27 19:22
#75
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Indonesia csRIOTgo 
who IGL? somebody? push smoke blya777
2019-04-25 13:51
Mereka ga suka aja bro maybe they think they're not chinese enough since they don't speak chinese. And it's always these duo polish who get the attention from people here so they jelly much
2019-04-26 07:53
#99
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Japan KRabbyy 
-bntet rofl without bntet tyloo tier5
2019-04-25 14:39
#110
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United States k3ar 
You have to be really retarded to think that -Bntet is a good idea.
2019-04-25 15:01
flair checks out
2019-04-25 15:57
#184
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Indonesia st4yn1ght 
Why theres so many chinese hate on indo duo?? Just why?? Some say cause BnTeT always baiting, like are you blind?? BnTeT is not baiting he just almost do everything, IGL, Support (flash for somebody if he want aggresive and etc, and still often top fragging. And i believe in pro scene theres no baiting because everything is part of a plan. As for xccurate i agree hes been underperforming, very underperform if we take a look at last year performance but everyone can hit a wall sometimes and he still young. If you guys can't appreciate indo duo, i really hope they leave too then lets see how you play without BnTeT as IGL.
2019-04-26 22:09
#191
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Australia SecNova 
Somebody is the main key in tyloo not Bentet.
2019-05-12 18:23
#191
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Australia SecNova 
Somebody is the main key in tyloo not Bentet.
2019-05-12 18:23
#77
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Sweden meistr0 
TyLoo? Idk
2019-04-25 13:55
#78
Netherlands sFNr 
rip vici freeman + kaze best polish duo
2019-04-25 14:02
No wtf! How will Kaze carry without his Dou partner?! New Asian Star Team: Solo Bntet Freeman Kaze Xign EZ top 5!
2019-04-25 14:06
nice idea
2019-04-25 14:35
#81
Netherlands itsm 
freeman to c9. confirmed inside info
2019-04-25 14:08
Rip vici
2019-04-25 14:10
Welcome to tyloo
2019-04-25 14:11
TYLOO will not gonna sign him.
2019-04-25 14:23
a chinese guy on twitter (who filmed forsaken) said that freeman will join tyloo, but he said the source is unreliable. but still though, the possibility is huge for him to join tyloo
2019-04-25 14:46
hmmmmmm okey. But you know OLD TYLOO with DD and MO was better. I have no idea why they removed DD and not gonna make Mo an IGL....
2019-04-25 14:47
DD said it earlier in his fan group,probably just a joke though
2019-04-25 19:35
Can u link it my friend?
2019-04-26 12:30
why?
2019-04-25 14:23
freeman to be free man nice
2019-04-25 14:27
#92
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Germany BIG_CLAN 
He should join tyloo
2019-04-25 14:28
WHY??
2019-04-25 14:39
#101
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Russia dant1kh 
-Gordon Freeman +Gabe (idk mb someone have that nickname)
2019-04-25 14:39
Gabesson?
2019-04-25 14:53
#140
ZywOo | 
Latvia `DinGo 
yeah, that's the guy
2019-04-25 18:39
You could say he is a Free man •_•)
2019-04-25 14:42
rip
2019-04-25 14:43
Welcome to Tyloo!
2019-04-25 14:53
#111
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Australia JulienD 
Rip hl3
2019-04-25 15:07
#112
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United States PrisMcsgo 
Join Astralis and replace device lol
2019-04-25 15:22
Freeman now free
2019-04-25 15:32
who? they all look the same
2019-04-25 15:38
#115
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Australia Sk8erBoi8713 
Freeman to FaZe... he will make it great again
2019-04-25 15:40
-noobcurate +Freegod
2019-04-25 16:05
#121
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Other Blitzer 
instagram post deleted ? Oo
2019-04-25 16:15
Tyloo
2019-04-25 16:18
#123
gla1ve | 
Japan d4v41 
Somebody good pls join Vici, don't let Kaze rot on that shit team alone. Kaze and Freeman always carry them. Imagine NaVi kicked Electronic, this is the same situation. Kaze = Asian S1mple
2019-04-25 16:20
#124
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Spain iamF1XEN 
"The 19-year-old will be a free man after IEM Sydney" Nice one xd
2019-04-25 16:35
And BOT advent stays. Just lol. Hopefully he will join better team.
2019-04-25 16:47
Bruce Lee of CSGO :(
2019-04-25 16:48
welcome to Tyloo, then add Kaze, then CHINA numba 1
2019-04-25 16:49
wake up mr freeman, wake up and smell the ashes
2019-04-25 17:04
good luck
2019-04-25 17:06
#134
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China LeBronGames 
Tyloo Freeman -xccurate
2019-04-25 17:09
F
2019-04-25 17:38
who gives a fuck
2019-04-25 17:44
#139
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United Kingdom bvipster 
freeman is god
2019-04-25 18:26
+1
2019-04-25 19:23
Not many people actually know that he is pretty established artist here in Finland. His latest hit was the one made with electric music duo "Uusi Fantasia". I hope he will focus more on his music career now. youtube.com/watch?v=amVfZ62Zcf0
2019-04-25 18:43
#142
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Russia NOD777 
RIP Gordon
2019-04-25 18:42
Time to form an all kongee lineup!!
2019-04-25 18:47
#145
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China 0asis 
Welcome to Tyloo
2019-04-25 18:51
#147
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Finland James Nelson 
#free freeman
2019-04-25 19:12
So is he joining another team or is he a free man?
2019-04-25 19:15
#152
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Europe keNLey94 
i don't get it why would he leave ViCi? he will not get a better option unless he has an understanding with TyLoo
2019-04-25 19:38
he is replacing device
2019-04-25 20:09
#157
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Europe keNLey94 
no his not
2019-04-25 20:19
okey mens
2019-04-25 20:19
#159
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Europe keNLey94 
do you wanna show the world how big a retard you are or? whats the point with a comment like that?
2019-04-25 20:22
If he did this to TyLoo the Chinese Overlords would Seth Rich him
2019-04-25 19:54
Hope he will join Cloud9 alongside with smooya and vanity replacing Golden, cajunb and vice.
2019-04-25 20:14
#156
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Korea DubuDahyun 
Cloud9 if not Tyloo please
2019-04-25 20:14
He's a free man afterall..
2019-04-25 20:22
rip vici
2019-04-25 20:45
#163
ropz | 
China seekerNN 
Going to cloud9
2019-04-25 21:55
#165
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Yugoslavia HeavySmoker 
Free Kaze
2019-04-25 22:54
S1mple to ViCi!
2019-04-25 23:07
#167
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Montenegro Jimase 
hope he goes to 8EASY, instead of Mitsuha :(
2019-04-25 23:09
#169
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World Notb8ing 
"The 19-year-old will be a free man after IEM Sydney" LMAO
2019-04-25 23:26
rip
2019-04-25 23:48
NOOOOOOOOOO I loved this roster
2019-04-25 23:51
Good luck my boi
2019-04-26 00:53
#175
1000000 | 
Poland Skrra 
"The 19-year-old will be a free man after IEM Sydney" au maN, you gotta be zhokiNg
2019-04-26 01:34
XD
2019-04-26 10:48
RIP Vici
2019-04-26 03:31
Freeman to Tyloo confirmed
2019-04-26 10:09
tyloo or faze
2019-04-29 10:08
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