Gambit put primary line-up "on hold"; open to offers for players

After a lengthy period of inactivity of Gambit's main roster, the organization announced that the project has been put on hold until "closer to the end of 2019".

Gambit played their last official match back in February, when they lost 2-1 to Epsilon in the semi-final of the ECS S7 Challenger Cup qualifier 3. Since then, Vladyslav "⁠bondik⁠" Nechyporchuk departed to Winstrike while Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov was seen playing with Gambit's secondary lineup, Gambit Youngsters.

Gambit are ready to say farewell to Dosia and co.

Now, it was finally revealed that the main roster has been "temporarily put on hold", with the project set to continue "closer to the end of 2019". With that in mind, Gambit announced that they are ready to discuss transfer opportunities for their players.

Konstantin Pikiner, Gambit's Chief Gaming Officer explained the decision with the lack of potential candidates for the team which would meet their requirements:

"You have to keep in mind that we have to adhere to multiple diverse criteria to form this line-up. For instance, apart from high individual skill and competitive experience requirements, there has to be a psychological compatibility between players. Our pool of potential candidates is getting significantly narrower, since we are assembling a Russian speaking line-up. With that in mind there's only a handful of suitable candidates. Over the past two months we've been conducting a series of negotiations, however, a suitable combination of players hasn't formed to this day. There isn't a lot of time left until the beginning of a qualification cycle for the Major, therefore we made a decision not to settle on a suboptimal solution. Our goal is to assemble a competitive line-up until the end of 2019 and to support it to the best of our ability.

"Plans regarding our primary line-up have no implications on Gambit Youngsters. Youth squad will resume practicing and competing according to its existing schedule." -Konstantin Pikiner, Gambit Chief Gaming Office

Gambit is open to offers for the following players:

Russia Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov
Kazakhstan Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov
Russia Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov
Russia Dmitry "⁠dimasick⁠" Matvienko

Meanwhile, the organization will be represented by Gambit Youngsters, their second team, which has received an invite to the CIS Minor Closed Qualifier following a good placing at Copenhagen Games 2019. Ax1Le's situation is currently unclear, he is expected to be joining the Youngsters squad as he was seen playing with them earlier this month instead of Daniil "⁠Porya⁠" Poryadin, but hasn't been officially unveiled yet.

Gambit Youngsters feature the following line-up:

Russia Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov
Russia Timofey "⁠interz⁠" Yakushin
Russia Daniil "⁠Porya⁠" Poryadin
Russia Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov
Estonia Anton "⁠supra⁠" Tšernobai
Russia Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov (stand-in)

Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1194
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Russia Daniil 'Porya' Poryadin
Daniil 'Porya' Poryadin
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
70
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
585
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
473
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.10
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
470
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Estonia Anton 'supra' Tšernobai
Anton 'supra' Tšernobai
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
456
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Gambit still exists?
2019-05-21 21:19
Not anymore
2019-05-21 21:19
#30
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Croatia TricKED
NICE 1 LOL
2019-05-21 21:25
#51
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Translation: Disband
2019-05-21 21:52
#54
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Uzbekistan MUK
ty
2019-05-21 22:01
XGOD TOP 3 PLAYER 2K13, NEVER FORGET
2019-05-22 00:45
Mir back to Vega and mou to avangar for sanji Or fuck it mir for fitch and mou for Sanji or adren for either
2019-05-21 21:41
no way in hell jame is gonna give his awp to mou
2019-05-21 22:13
-fitch -buster +mir +adren
2019-05-22 02:00
#91
Sonic | 
Kazakhstan il1on
-Worldedit+mou
2019-05-22 02:05
because of Dosia
2019-05-28 17:04
#2
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Netherlands Xexer
That's an f for the former major champs
2019-05-21 21:19
F FOR SEXGOD AKA DOSIA
2019-05-21 21:21
noobs
2019-05-21 21:33
If Dosia is a sex god to you I feel bad. Where ever u live must be full of the ugliest mother fuckers on the planet!
2019-05-22 02:33
#94
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Brazil Karlogaria
/\ this
2019-05-22 02:39
Its a meme... dosia aka xgod, newfag. I bet his wife is something you can just imagine in your fantasy, nt virgin 😎
2019-05-22 04:00
#139
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Vietnam tat96
Oof
2019-05-22 18:22
Calling someone a newfag whilst insisting upon a dead meme. gotta love 2019
2019-05-23 12:36
Hahahahaha. Everyone knows the meme bro, what I was saying is the truth! Meme or no meme. And I’ve seen his chick, and any girl who would sleep with him I’d want nothing to do with. I’ll stick with the one I have. :)
2019-05-26 17:21
r/whoooosh
2019-05-22 06:46
I'd say r/whooooooooooosh
2019-05-22 17:27
he lives in us
2019-05-22 08:50
It’s nice to know I live in all of you guys!
2019-05-26 17:24
Oh Jesus, why Americans always post the most insulting and stupid comments?
2019-05-23 00:42
Cos they are the stupidest cunts on the planet
2019-05-23 11:13
clearly youve never met the french
2019-05-24 09:36
Hahahahaha right?
2019-05-26 17:23
We say what we feel. We are not oppressed we have free speech. You should try it out some time.... ohhhhh wait.. my bad.
2019-05-26 17:24
Sure, your free speech here successfully proved yourself to be an arrogant retard.
2019-05-27 03:21
By speaking the truth? My bad my oppressed homie. I shall conform better and arrive at a better social score before we interact again.
2019-05-28 00:04
Insulting others = speaking the truth And talking about free speech while your country have that notorious PRISM project. Nice logic, I'll find a doctor if I were you
2019-05-28 09:15
Who did I insult..? No one. Lol maybe u need the help?
2019-05-28 15:16
#180
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Latvia TeMMkA
You have free speech? Really? Do you? I think it is exactly why you can get killed for saying 'the n-word' in some of US neighborhoods.
2019-05-31 11:24
What are u talking about? Do u even live in the USA? No? Then how the Fuck would u know anything about the good ol USA? Only talk about what u know, cuz you sound retarted
2019-05-31 20:07
#182
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Latvia TeMMkA
I have the same question to you, my dawg. Do you actually live in the USA if you don't understand what am I talking about? And yeah, I used to live in CA before I moved to EU to study.
2019-06-01 01:25
U make zero sense bro. Yea I live in the USA on the west coast. And u don’t get popped for using the n-word unless your a disrespectful turd. We have total freedom of speech, doesn’t mean you always have to use it but it’s there if you want to!!
2019-06-02 20:54
swag is gay, hallo gay fan, how are u?
2019-05-25 01:36
I’m good u?
2019-05-26 17:19
mir to Vega again
2019-05-21 21:20
+1
2019-05-21 21:31
You heard first on me. :D
2019-05-21 21:20
#7
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Poland SebL
Gambit TOP 1 soon
2019-05-21 21:20
rip xgod
2019-05-21 21:20
thats ok, he is a carwasher now
2019-05-23 06:22
XGOD :(
2019-05-21 21:20
Rip
2019-05-21 21:20
Hope mou and mir find some good teams they can stick with, Dosia might have to retire soon sadly :(
2019-05-21 21:20
-S1mple +Dosia finally
2019-05-21 21:20
#27
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Sweden Spjuvern
+1 Only possible fix for navi
2019-05-21 21:24
#115
 | 
Indonesia dgtal
-zeus??
2019-05-22 08:50
The hated jesus because he told them the truth
2019-05-22 18:36
#13
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United Kingdom h4m
Shit org
2019-05-21 21:20
mir what have you done..
2019-05-21 21:21
have to note it's an exceptionally good translation which is not very common gj gambit
2019-05-21 21:21
#70
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Netherlands ZoMilan
It's not that good actually
2019-05-21 22:20
fake flagger spotted.
2019-05-22 16:02
#137
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Netherlands ZoMilan
Could you explain whatever the fuck made you think that?
2019-05-22 18:09
why do you think so? i'm really interested so you could just dm
2019-05-22 18:22
#152
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Netherlands ZoMilan
I found the words they chose odd, I can't find anything factually wrong.
2019-05-23 14:19
ty
2019-05-23 19:26
#17
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Europe martwica
Rip Dosia :(
2019-05-21 21:21
How can they won a major xdd
2019-05-21 21:21
fucking dead team, gambit youngsters better than this bots
2019-05-21 21:22
-zeus and whole team ruined step by step
2019-05-21 21:22
, F
2019-05-21 21:22
Winstrike -bondik +mir
2019-05-21 21:22
-edward +dosia
2019-05-21 21:23
0/8 the worst change you could ever imagine.
2019-05-21 22:48
NOO DOSIA XGOD
2019-05-21 21:23
#26
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Lithuania andy_
+KALINKA
2019-05-21 21:24
gl mir
2019-05-21 21:24
#29
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Brazil hugoooo
In two years they went from Major Champions to zero. Dosia and mou will cause a big CIS shuffle I think.
2019-05-21 21:24
nope they will just retire or continue with some young players on tier4-5 level.
2019-05-21 22:49
#103
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Brazil hugoooo
That's exactly what I said.
2019-05-22 06:46
Brazilian, visa ready
2019-05-21 21:25
#32
mir | 
Russia M13F
gl mir
2019-05-21 21:27
Who would want to buy these dogshit players lol
2019-05-21 21:28
Faze
2019-05-21 21:32
#71
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Netherlands ZoMilan
Wouldn't be surprised
2019-05-21 22:21
True. FaZe noobs top 0
2019-05-21 22:40
sh1ro > any t2 cis players ofc without s1mple elec and avg players
2019-05-21 21:30
GAMBOT PLAYERS HELD AS HOSTAGES OMEGALUL
2019-05-21 21:30
finally
2019-05-21 21:31
Makes sense considering the players are quite bad
2019-05-21 21:32
Farewell XGOD. . I hope they remember you.
2019-05-21 21:33
#42
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Panama FUN4ENCE
Sad for x-god
2019-05-21 21:37
#44
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Pakistan ostraka
These guys have fallen more than any other major winning team. Damn.
2019-05-21 21:43
c9 tho
2019-05-22 00:59
Except gambit stayed relevant way longer after major
2019-05-22 17:29
F
2019-05-21 21:45
#46
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Sweden Trkmag
rip
2019-05-21 21:46
-Edward/Zeus +Dosia
2019-05-21 21:47
0/8 Dosia is more washed-uo than both
2019-05-21 22:49
-Edward +Mir or mou would make more sense.
2019-05-22 04:02
#48
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Romania SkipLD
Mir for Edward
2019-05-21 21:48
#107
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Slovakia veeellys
Edward>>>overrated mir
2019-05-22 07:49
#117
 | 
Romania SkipLD
Did I say I want NaVi to be better?
2019-05-22 09:08
xGod :(
2019-05-21 21:49
#50
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CIS Ninja2k
from major champions to this in 2 years ? ahahahahahah nice brain. gambit ceo should hang himself literally. this is a lmfao situation if i ever seen one.
2019-05-21 21:52
#73
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Netherlands ZoMilan
If you compare it to C9 or QBF (QBF not as good but cash grabbing owner) it's not horrible
2019-05-21 22:23
They should just keep Kane and Zeus.
2019-05-22 08:46
Their CEO unfortunately IS braindead
2019-05-22 09:10
Yeah, we win major, lets change coach and let best igl go away with the coach.
2019-05-22 17:31
#52
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CIS chlenixon
i would like to see them all with ANGE1 in HR if it wasnt for GODoskar, GODlowel & GODnukkye
2019-05-21 21:53
5vs6
2019-05-21 21:56
Expected
2019-05-21 22:06
Xgod needs a Team
2019-05-21 22:06
-edward +mir
2019-05-21 22:08
somedieyoung much better
2019-05-21 22:10
6v5 ez they will beat NIP’s 87-0 record
2019-05-21 22:10
Farewell, X GOD. I think dat he retires
2019-05-21 22:11
RIP major champions
2019-05-21 22:12
lol who would buy them?? they are maxed tier 4 right now
2019-05-21 22:12
who?
2019-05-21 22:15
Finally disband after all this time.
2019-05-21 22:15
#67
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Finland Smoonah
cya Neanderthal god
2019-05-21 22:16
Dosia to NA?
2019-05-21 22:20
#72
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Ukraine bleckvat
Gg xd
2019-05-21 22:22
#74
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United Kingdom epholliday
Nooooooo rip x god
2019-05-21 22:26
#75
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Poland Julka
Rip Dosia
2019-05-21 22:30
#77
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Finland SininenMF
Gambit #154 Gambit Youngsters #58
2019-05-21 22:46
ahahahahahaha
2019-05-22 08:46
Wtf who is bondik playing for now?
2019-05-21 22:49
Winstrike?
2019-05-22 04:05
Is he??? The last I heard of him was joining gambit because he’s a superstar. Ty.
2019-05-22 11:36
AZK he is the north american player but the titan he is french stars
2019-05-22 17:32
He died with dazed. Sucks cuz he was on liquids overwatch team. Wonder if he back in OW
2019-05-22 17:34
rip dosia F mou
2019-05-21 22:54
#83
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United States Vapr
Haven't heard of Gambit in a fat minute
2019-05-21 22:57
Rip
2019-05-21 23:58
#86
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Argentina n4ziS1mple
when they kicked zeus.. this lineup was done..
2019-05-22 00:48
+1.
2019-05-22 06:23
#125
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Denmark fuze^
zeus left
2019-05-22 11:58
no , they wanted to kick kane , and zeus left bcz of this..
2019-05-22 18:39
#88
steel | 
Other ToRu
Zeus ''two faced'' Toledo
2019-05-22 01:07
Gam "two faced" bit
2019-05-22 08:46
expected
2019-05-22 02:04
rip
2019-05-22 05:14
> lack of potential candidates for the team which would meet their requirements LOL.
2019-05-22 06:22
#105
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Latvia Xaity
F
2019-05-22 06:58
dead p.s. rip
2019-05-22 08:45
#113
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Brazil arunino
LUL GAMBOT LUL
2019-05-22 08:47
#116
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Norway Napapijri
That's the fitting finale for Pikiner, his "smart" moves and Gambit eSports. He is maybe the most stupid CEO in eSports. Even Ocelote is a smart guy comparing to him.
2019-05-22 08:54
#124
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Brazil arunino
Say thanks to Gambit players too. Since they kicked Kane and forced Zeus to go after Major victory. All started from that moment.
2019-05-22 11:53
I think that was their CEO fault
2019-05-22 17:33
#145
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Brazil arunino
Actually not, their players were to arrogant and toxic and they just were all for Kane's kick. Zeus was speaking with them a lot, but they ignored. And kicked Kane. Zeus told them before, that he will go with Kane if they gonna kick Kane. They still did it. So after Kane's kick and Zeus' departure due to this situation, GamBOT became tier3 and now tier5 random team.
2019-05-22 22:40
#176
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Kazakhstan Spe11
they are major champions they don't need such trash like Kane at that moment. just imagine yourself on their place you won a major with a dumb coach, who didn't do nothing useful and just talk stupid things. ofc noone wants him to just earn money and sit. maybe they didnt expect to fall that much but, i think kicking him was worth zeus leaving and what gambit became now.
2019-05-30 07:23
#177
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Brazil arunino
1. They understimated Kane's impact. 2. They thought they are something special without Zeus, but they were not. 3. Zeus and Kane made them tier1 team, they were tier2-3 team before. 4. They dropped Kane, forced Zeus to go and became tier5 trash. The conclusion is: without Zeus and Kane they were nothing.
2019-05-30 08:41
#178
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Kazakhstan Spe11
they never was tier 1 team, the winning a major is just pure luck of evidences like c9 winning a major.
2019-05-30 08:51
#179
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Brazil arunino
You cannot win Major by luck, it's even sounds retarded.
2019-05-30 08:52
Good roster for the future: Adren Mou Hobbit Krizzen(cap) Ramz1k/Mir/Axile/Keoz/torick
2019-05-22 09:33
-edward -flamie +mou +mir MAKE NAVI GREAT AGAIN
2019-05-22 09:42
#143
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Ukraine beazztov
Jame & somedieyoung are better
2019-05-22 19:07
AdreN and H0bbit comeback? If H0bbit doesn't move to NA. It's true that Gambit have the limited choice
2019-05-22 10:07
Major Champion Team
2019-05-22 13:11
#129
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Argentina Renardo
cya Gambit </3
2019-05-22 16:48
Major champions
2019-05-22 17:37
Biggest fluke team in the Major history ?
2019-05-22 18:48
#146
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Brazil arunino
Not a fluke, but failed after victory. They were too dumb enough so they became arrogant and toxic after this victory. And they kicked Kane (forced Zeus to leave too).
2019-05-22 22:46
#144
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Ukraine beazztov
AdreN Hobbit mou ANGE1 El1an/Axe1Le/mir
2019-05-22 19:09
#147
 | 
Russia M1shV4T
but hobbit left to na sad :(
2019-05-22 22:49
Hellooooo Mr NaVi I you know what to do
2019-05-23 22:24
#155
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Greece anwteros
-flamie +DOSIA
2019-05-24 06:01
Gambit 1 Major Navi 0 Major
2019-05-24 09:34
wtf, I didn't know that groove from virtus.pro was gambit's ceo
2019-05-25 02:38
Sad to read dat, the winners of the most unpredictable major ever, now at the bottom without motivation to rise up RIP
2019-05-26 02:07
so sad
2019-05-26 12:19
#168
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Hungary subzera
Feels bad for mir
2019-05-26 18:11
#170
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Netherlands nikxkel
sign me pls
2019-05-27 13:00
EX-GOD
2019-05-29 06:05
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