Hobbit considering North America move

In a post on VK.com, Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov revealed that he is weighing up a possible transfer to North America.

In the post, the 24-year-old outlined that a variety of options are currently on the table. Two of these offers come from North American teams, one of which currently sitting in the top 30 in the world rankings. The third option was left obscure, the only specifics being that talks are ongoing.

Hobbit is considering a move to North America

The former Gambit member, who famously won the PGL Major Krakow in 2017, noted that, if he decides to move to North America, he will live there "for a minimum of one-and-a-half to two years", adding that he will make a decision on his future next week.

Below is a translated version of the VK.com post:

"Regarding inside information - two very exciting options have appeared! It is possible that you'll see me in America! Everything will be determined over the course of the week, and it's possible that I will transfer to the States because I received a really good proposition. I'm currently thinking it over, but at the same time, I don't want to let the opportunity slip!

"Let's say there are two options in the US: one is in the top 30, the other isn't. I'm flying home, and I'll give it a good thought. I'm just sharing the news that I won't be organisation-less. I bear a lot of responsibility because I have a family, and we will need to move. In the event that I choose the States, I will live there for a minimum of 1.5-2 years, but there is an alternative option that I like, which is currently being decided."

Hobbit has been on HellRaisers' transfer list since mid-April, when he was replaced by Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas in the starting line-up after just five months with the team.

During that short tenure, the Kazakhstani player helped the team to playoff runs at SuperNova Malta and PLG Grand Slam, making his final LAN appearance at the IEM Katowice Major, where the team failed to defend their Legend status after going 1-3 in the last-16 stage.

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
430
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
good luck :)
2019-05-18 00:49
hobbit envy
2019-05-18 12:07
go c9 bro
2019-05-18 13:43
#202
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North America Krulcifer 
Adren Hobbit Auti Rush Golden
2019-05-18 17:50
ez top 1
2019-05-18 19:54
-neptune +hobbit Or -vice +hobbit
2019-05-19 10:45
or -jdm + hobbot
2019-05-19 10:47
#209
s1mple | 
North America ch3ss 
Autimatic is best player on c9
2019-05-19 06:47
#216
Jame | 
Russia csgontn 
+1
2019-05-21 11:24
Adren wants to play in ru-speaken team.
2019-05-22 12:32
#205
jks | 
North America Fule 
Bro envy have so much money they could make a dream team if they wanted but noooo
2019-05-18 19:52
#2
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United Kingdom alcaz4r_ 
wow
2019-05-18 00:49
#150
fnx | 
Brazil Joao@NTC 
He should consider retiring After major he is the biggest bot He was kicked from HR for a reason
2019-05-18 07:39
#155
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Kazakhstan Nurmesh 
He wasnt kicked, he said that he wanted to leave HR himself, but the HR just decided to put him on the bench unstead of listing him on transfer
2019-05-18 08:50
+1
2019-05-18 10:05
#204
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Latvia BlacKneZz 
+1
2019-05-18 19:30
-1
2019-05-18 15:11
CoL hobbit ?
2019-05-18 00:50
Or Ghost, or C9. Probably coL.
2019-05-18 01:39
#84
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United States WilsonDS 
C9 is currently not in the top 30. So the only NA teams in top 30 are ghost, coL, NRG or liquid, and there is no reason NRG or liquid would sign him.
2019-05-18 02:09
Probably Col, I think Rickeh will probably be the person he is potentially replacing.... As for Ghost, anyone can get chopped out there, they just change whoever whenever it seems C9 don't need any changes, they recently made 2 (unless vice and cajun are toxic or something etc)
2019-05-18 02:20
Id guess the same thing. It isnt working out with Rickeh (dont know why he is having VISA issues but it is what it is). The only thing is hobbit is married so his wife will have to come with him
2019-05-18 02:35
#172
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Lithuania arres 
Oh no, how would they manage to move there together... :o
2019-05-18 11:48
If her visa application gets rejected I wouldnt expect him to leave his wife for 1.5/2 years. Definitely not a guarantee she gets one :o
2019-05-18 12:50
her wife is cute, she won't get rejected
2019-05-18 14:59
Her? Hobbit is dyke?
2019-05-18 20:28
#131
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United States TheReelMVP 
Ghost should at least be -neptune but I don't think that will happen anyways
2019-05-18 04:53
To be fair, he did say that both offers are exciting and 1 is outside the top 30. The only exciting NA team outside the top 30 is Cloud9 IMO.
2019-05-18 02:21
#116
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United States WilsonDS 
True, but being that C9 just made changes and seem to be aiming for this roster to be a consistent one I think it is unlikely that they would change something so soon. Also there are plenty of other NA teams outside the top 30 like Envy that could be looking to replace someone on their rosters.
2019-05-18 04:30
#117
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
c'mon man, vice doesn't belong there.
2019-05-18 04:32
#122
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Singapore introspect 
have you seen rush recently?
2019-05-18 04:43
#127
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
Does it matter? You're gonna boot a major winner for vice? Stop it
2019-05-18 04:46
#128
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Singapore introspect 
By your logic, you are gonna keep pronax over any other promising player who has not won a major? Stop it
2019-05-18 04:48
#130
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
Much different story when you're talking about Sweden which has many major winners. RUSH is the only entry fragger from the US to win a major.
2019-05-18 04:51
Stew also fits in that category, so no Rush isn’t the only entry
2019-05-18 07:59
#173
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Lithuania arres 
Lol thats a good one. Havent you noticed that in cs once you start playing likeshit you are booted. You are responsible for 20% of team. If you are shitty, chances are your team will lose. Nobody cares about the titles that much when you are forming a team.
2019-05-18 11:53
#182
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
If that was the case, rain nd Guardian would have been booted months ago along with guys like FalleN, fer, daps, Get_Right, dennis, etc.
2019-05-18 13:28
#196
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Lithuania arres 
No, they are not shit.
2019-05-18 16:53
#197
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
Tjey aren't but they all hit slumps...like RUSH. He's won two big international LANs. Most other NA players can't say that
2019-05-18 16:54
#210
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Lithuania arres 
Dude, when was that? Hes in a slump for 1,5 year now
2019-05-19 10:10
#214
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
That's a lie
2019-05-19 13:36
#215
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Lithuania arres 
I dont care enough about you to continue this nonesense. Bye
2019-05-19 15:33
#129
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1 or RUSH
2019-05-18 04:49
#120
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Singapore introspect 
only 1 out of the 2 NA teams is in the top 30 so it is possible
2019-05-18 04:40
You really think Col and Ghost are better than C9? They aren't in the top 30 because they only have 2 players that were on the team 6 months ago. They are about to pass Ghost and will probably pass Col after DH Dallas.
2019-05-18 07:01
#183
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United States WilsonDS 
I'm not saying that, I'm saying that based on hltvs top 30 rankings, C9 is currently not ranked in the top 30 and ghost and coL are.
2019-05-18 13:29
#179
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Russia svnc 
Envy HObbit
2019-05-18 13:11
#6
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Poland mimson333 
avangar, what are u doing !! - fitch
2019-05-18 00:50
#25
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Poland MapPredictor 
Noo
2019-05-18 00:54
#107
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Russia KbCocatb 
Fitch great player
2019-05-18 03:22
nice joke
2019-05-18 10:07
+1
2019-05-18 04:43
#10
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
C9?!?!
2019-05-18 00:50
#19
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North America SLGam1ng 
i wouldnt think c9 as they litteraly just changed players
2019-05-18 00:52
#23
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
nah dude 3 months with the same core is 2 much for c9 now
2019-05-18 00:53
#88
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Luxembourg africa_cs_lul 
-rush +hobbit xddd
2019-05-18 02:16
#133
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North America SLGam1ng 
if they havent removed rush by now, what makes u think they will anytime soon?
2019-05-18 04:55
#62
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Sweden Zaser5 
-who?
2019-05-18 01:26
-auti to NRG
2019-05-18 01:51
#115
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United States Sillychubs 
team would literally be so dead
2019-05-18 04:12
#12
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Netherlands Slashable 
Lol
2019-05-18 00:50
#13
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France J0riS_ 
Wow very unexpected
2019-05-18 00:50
#14
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United States _AN_yB_detiaB 
C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT C9 HOBBIT
2019-05-18 00:51
Hobbit c9
2019-05-18 00:51
#18
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United States _AN_yB_detiaB 
Intelligent point ))
2019-05-18 00:52
Mens))))
2019-05-18 00:59
C9 is dead
2019-05-18 00:52
#70
Monkey | 
Colombia _lover 
Respect major winners
2019-05-18 01:51
You misspelled Clown9
2019-05-18 03:13
lul good name
2019-05-18 05:10
Ez bait
2019-05-18 22:09
#203
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Peru AgentLF 
nt Homesent
2019-05-18 18:34
-vice +hobbit
2019-05-18 00:51
#16
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Serbia Jopo 
One of Complexity/Ghost is probably the top 30 team with maybe eUnited/Envy being the other team.
2019-05-18 00:53
Ghost (I suppose instead of freakazoid) or NV (instead of cutlet)
2019-05-18 01:17
dont diss my boy reltuCJESUS like that
2019-05-18 01:52
I'm just trying to forecast where and instead of whom he'll get onto
2019-05-18 01:58
#82
draken | 
United Kingdom NATOJ 
Envy don’t have retluC
2019-05-18 02:02
So nvm, fugly gets the fuck out of the team
2019-05-18 04:11
s0m you mean?
2019-05-18 10:13
#121
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Singapore introspect 
0/8 with eUnited
2019-05-18 04:41
c9 hobbit leaked
2019-05-18 00:53
Gambit +H0bbit +AdreN EZ MAJOR FOR GAMBIT
2019-05-18 00:53
#68
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United Kingdom DDD_22 
yes brother
2019-05-18 01:50
#195
NAF | 
China Winner_Z 
+1
2019-05-18 15:31
#26
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL Hobbit
2019-05-18 00:55
#27
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United States ferric 
Probably coL Hobbit
2019-05-18 00:56
#28
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United States k3ar 
compLexity, Ghost, Cloud9, or Envy?
2019-05-18 00:56
#50
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United States GWEBB 
I'd say Envy. Dekay posted an article stating they were looking to replace jdm with nifty going to the awp. Would make perfect sense for them to go after hobbit.
2019-05-18 01:17
#140
HUNDEN | 
India HarshK 
JDM has been playing really well for them though
2019-05-18 06:37
hobbit to EnvyUS:=)
2019-05-18 00:56
#31
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
gl
2019-05-18 00:59
hobbit is done. he peaked at the major
2019-05-18 00:59
#34
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Sweden meistr0 
I mean...C9 needs him lul.
2019-05-18 01:01
I heard c9 keeps looking for washed up talent he should give jack a call
2019-05-18 01:01
no english no na /close
2019-05-18 01:03
#190
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Indonesia Zyha 
+1
2019-05-18 14:55
gl
2019-05-18 01:04
#38
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Israel wetz 
Dont even think about it cloud9
2019-05-18 01:04
#39
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Hobbit to Chris and the boys
2019-05-18 01:04
The Offers are most likely from Col and C9 Col seeking to replace Rickeh most likely and C9 most likely replaces Rush or Vice seeing as Autimatic is great CajunB is ok and new and Golden is IGL. And hobbit is shit IGL
2019-05-18 01:07
#46
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Germany Vini_1337 
if they replace anyone, im pretty sure its either cajunb or rush
2019-05-18 01:15
#55
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Canada Skadiddle 
Rush is garbage lately
2019-05-18 01:22
#89
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Luxembourg africa_cs_lul 
vice = bot
2019-05-18 02:17
#98
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Slovakia SLAVak 
vice is on trial and he hasn't proven anything since he was picked up
2019-05-18 02:47
he proven that hes shit
2019-05-18 15:02
#201
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Slovakia SLAVak 
+1 they should've picked up my boy Hiko
2019-05-18 17:05
#43
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Ukraine labl3 
HLTV , he was saying this in his interview in 2017, not really a news to us)
2019-05-18 01:08
#44
s1mple | 
Europe SQXZAF 
Wow GL
2019-05-18 01:12
#45
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Singapore FallBlade 
EmvyUs?
2019-05-18 01:13
Moving to C9 confirmed
2019-05-18 01:17
He is washed up, so its Envy or Col
2019-05-18 01:19
Liquid Hobbit 😲😲😲😲😲😲😯😯😯😯😯😯😯
2019-05-18 01:19
#56
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France DesmondHumes 
C9
2019-05-18 01:22
#57
Netherlands itsm 
-rickeh +hobbit Easy top 15
2019-05-18 01:23
CoL / Envy
2019-05-18 01:24
#63
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Denmark Experative 
yes
2019-05-18 01:27
#64
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
pls dont join c9 oh god oh fuck
2019-05-18 01:27
now c9 can truly disband
2019-05-18 01:30
#67
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African Union fgxnNn 
C9 died after tarik/stew left....
2019-05-18 01:45
#90
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Luxembourg africa_cs_lul 
they died again when flusha and k1o left
2019-05-18 02:17
Not really. They played pretty well with flusha and kio. Now the only question left is when they are going to free poor autimatic
2019-05-18 02:46
Hobbit and his biliv yor drims english in NA wtf
2019-05-18 01:58
#78
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Sweden ShageN 
The way of S1mple.
2019-05-18 02:00
#80
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
OH MY GOD HOBBIT
2019-05-18 02:01
#83
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United States jay_320 
Obviously Envy. Two things happen the same day. C9 also was targetting players like Sunny and Konfig last go round. Their next move will be big or another stand-in. I doubt it will be washed up talent unless it's Flusha.
2019-05-18 02:09
-vice incoming
2019-05-18 02:11
C9 may take him.
2019-05-18 02:13
Meh. He's been pretty bad for months.
2019-05-18 02:33
years
2019-05-18 02:52
Good luck my friend! :)
2019-05-18 02:35
lol NA is like the MLS it's a haven for washed euros
2019-05-18 02:48
#187
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Poland kRAMERO 
Kazachstan is asian country dude
2019-05-18 14:38
he should join avangar, -sanji -fitch +AdreN +Hobbit
2019-05-18 02:54
#144
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Why destroy a great young team with 2 bots with big egos?
2019-05-18 06:58
#186
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Switzerland x676 
Exactly
2019-05-18 14:31
#102
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Netherlands gelm1r 
hope c9, should be a sick replacement for autimatic which will make them great again
2019-05-18 02:54
MIBR Kappa
2019-05-18 03:00
welcome to lg
2019-05-18 03:03
ofc hes considering it, ez sellout move when eu realizes that its not worth the bother
2019-05-18 03:20
Another weird sign by C9?
2019-05-18 03:34
#112
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Finland 0VERR4TED 
Weird LUL
2019-05-18 03:53
#110
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Finland Pahom777 
c9 or envyus
2019-05-18 03:43
#111
mrhui | 
Japan CDstoy 
USA USA USA
2019-05-18 03:49
Another failed career.
2019-05-18 04:33
#119
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
Anyway good luck
2019-05-18 04:35
#126
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Peru Nazguruk 
New TSM confirmed: kioshima flusha smooya Hobbit Sunny EZ TOP5 Pagchomp
2019-05-18 04:44
#177
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Italy f8nt 
Interesting
2019-05-18 12:44
#136
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
cheer hobbit!
2019-05-18 05:41
#138
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Philippines itchybells 
Hobbit said currently sitting on the top 30. Why lots of people here keep on saying it's C9? Guys atleast search before you put a comment. C9 is not even on the top30 check the rankings. Thank me later
2019-05-18 06:09
#180
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Denmark Muamelele 
One inside and one outside top 30, 4 iq....
2019-05-18 13:23
-vice +Hobbit
2019-05-18 06:24
Prob offers from c9 and envy
2019-05-18 06:44
#143
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Good bous from c9. Picking all washed up players +rep
2019-05-18 06:56
#146
NAF | 
Canada fIy 
hobbit tenz steel wardell koosta
2019-05-18 07:03
ONLY 1 PLAYER from EU well established on NA scene: Cerq
2019-05-18 07:12
all other players - wasted time
2019-05-18 07:12
crucial, cadian, flusha, s1mple, konfig, amanek, devoduvek, magisk, mixwell, anj etc
2019-05-18 07:29
#181
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Denmark Muamelele 
Wouldn’t say some of those wasted their time, some were successful but just didn’t want to stay
2019-05-18 13:24
MIBR
2019-05-18 08:27
#153
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
HOBBITt! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
2019-05-18 08:29
#156
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Kazakhstan Nurmesh 
Ghost or Complexity?
2019-05-18 08:51
Envy mb
2019-05-18 09:25
Yea ghost or complexity seem obvious as they are just barely in the top 30. I feel like if it was a top 10 or 15 he would have just said that
2019-05-18 08:59
singularity and envy were the teams which got offer from
2019-05-18 09:42
#161
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Germany ariany 
Source
2019-05-18 09:58
HOBBIT CONSIDERING NORTH AMERICA MOVE On other news NORTH AMERICA NOT CONSIDERING HOBBIT MOVE
2019-05-18 10:10
#166
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Lithuania Watelis 
Why this noob even playing.....
2019-05-18 10:13
#169
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Russia Proxver 
gl in luquid
2019-05-18 10:34
#170
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France Dov 
Just - edward
2019-05-18 11:03
- Neptune + Hobbit
2019-05-18 11:37
#175
Estonia rYm 
Kuda ty lezesh NA is a shithole for csgo
2019-05-18 12:10
#188
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Poland kRAMERO 
+1 3rd world
2019-05-18 14:42
#185
 | 
Poland xBG1 
-crush +hobbit
2019-05-18 14:26
#189
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
Pog
2019-05-18 14:43
#194
jks | 
Russia Pavellis 
Gl, Hobbit :)
2019-05-18 15:18
But his english is not that good for NA :S
2019-05-18 16:56
I'm not sure papa Trump is ready to take another Muslims sadly.
2019-05-18 16:58
Liquid: -Twistzz +Hobbit kappa
2019-05-18 16:59
#211
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Netherlands AimbotMelvin 
Cloud9 incoming...
2019-05-19 10:24
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