Giants remove ZELIN

Luís "⁠ZELIN⁠" Lousada is on his way out of Giants, Christopher "⁠MUTiRiS⁠" Fernandes has revealed.

The news was broken by MUTiRiS on his stream on Tuesday after being asked about the current situation of the team, who have come under intense scrutiny of late.

After making it to BLAST Pro Series Madrid, where they beat NiP and played out close encounters with ENCE and Cloud9, Giants hit a rough patch of form and were shockingly eliminated from Master League Portugal Season III in the semi-finals by GTZ Bulls.

ZELIN's future unclear after being removed by Giants

ZELIN had been in Giants' ranks since February, when he was brought in on a free transfer, initially on trial. He made his last appearance for the team at the Superliga Orange Finals, where the Portuguese side lost to the eventual champions, Movistar Riders, in the last-four stage.

MUTiRiS added that the team is currently weighing different options and admitted the possibility of bringing in a Spanish player to fill the gap left by ZELIN's removal.

Giants currently have:

Portugal Ricardo "⁠rmn⁠" Oliveira
Portugal Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco
Portugal Christopher "⁠MUTiRiS⁠" Fernandes
Portugal Joao "⁠KILLDREAM⁠" Ferreira

Portugal Ricardo "⁠AIm⁠" Almeida (coach)

Portugal Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
429
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Portugal Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveira
Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveira
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
636
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
858
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Portugal Luís 'ZELIN' Lousada
Luís 'ZELIN' Lousada
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
317
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Portugal Ricardo 'AIm' Almeida
Ricardo 'AIm' Almeida
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
59
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
GL in the future zelin!
2019-07-03 11:34
#3
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Poland Unluko
Expected
2019-07-03 11:34
Whyyyyyyyyy????????
2019-07-03 11:43
They're losing everything.
2019-07-03 20:45
#35
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Spain VIKTORAL
wdym???
2019-07-03 11:48
ZELIN to faze
2019-07-03 11:37
#44
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Singapore Kerk
FaZelin Fits perfectly
2019-07-03 11:57
lul
2019-07-03 13:50
Ahaha
2019-07-03 15:38
better than neo and olof surely
2019-07-03 20:34
#2
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Sweden FujinWoW
Who?
2019-07-03 11:34
#81
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Portugal blaldas
2019-07-03 13:15
xD
2019-07-03 13:40
Who?
2019-07-03 13:48
Who?
2019-07-03 14:01
Still, who???
2019-07-03 14:11
So Swedish = NIP/Fnatic fan? Nice brain
2019-07-03 14:41
apparently french frogs fan, even worse
2019-07-03 15:25
Says fan of who?
2019-07-03 15:27
forZe fam. look them up. they're actually good, wink wink.
2019-07-03 19:51
#125
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Portugal Dann1x
off course wtf maybe not a nip fan but a fnatic one
2019-07-03 15:34
?????? ur logic is trash.
2019-07-03 15:41
commonly people support the clubs of their country. if you dont do that, you should.
2019-07-03 21:57
Well ofc i want NIP/Ancient & Fnatic to play good.
2019-07-03 22:21
#168
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Portugal blaldas
who? xD
2019-07-04 00:42
? Huh
2019-07-04 00:55
#161
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Portugal Guiarte
Who the fuck is sweden and isn't a fan of NiP? They are legends in almost CS game
2019-07-03 22:36
Meh.
2019-07-03 22:39
Who?
2019-07-03 15:08
Rip him
2019-07-03 11:34
#5
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Russia Glihhh
Who?
2019-07-03 11:34
F
2019-07-03 11:34
#8
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Finland Vkims
Rip zellsis
2019-07-03 11:35
No zellsis, its Zelin LUL
2019-07-03 11:46
8/8
2019-07-03 12:17
lol
2019-07-03 14:12
who?
2019-07-03 11:35
#10
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Kazakhstan k4harman
goodluck
2019-07-03 11:35
mixwell inc
2019-07-03 11:36
#16
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Europe LoookATme
mixwell is in c9
2019-07-03 11:36
#163
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Portugal Guiarte
And they have fox already
2019-07-03 22:38
They did not beat ence it was close tho
2019-07-03 11:36
Yeah, it was NiP. Thanks!
2019-07-03 11:37
Np
2019-07-03 11:38
nice
2019-07-03 11:36
#18
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Poland SmartyyCS
He is highest rated in team lol
2019-07-03 11:37
#20
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Poland SmartyyCS
If we talk about 1.0 ofc
2019-07-03 11:37
0.91 rating last 3 months. He is overrated trash, boosted his stats versus pt shit teams only. Then he came to this team and met better opponents and then we got to see how shit he is.
2019-07-03 11:58
WHO
2019-07-03 11:38
#23
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Germany ConAction
such a dumb fucking move
2019-07-03 11:39
#24
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Portugal CRMN1
I don't quite understand this but ok.
2019-07-03 11:39
while you are at it kick killdream too
2019-07-03 11:41
who
2019-07-03 11:42
who?
2019-07-03 11:42
#30
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Other NDRnews
rmn and Zelin are the best players in Giants I don't understand this move xD
2019-07-03 11:45
zelin is not a best player in giants LUL
2019-07-03 11:47
#41
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Other NDRnews
Zelin>Mutiris>Fox>>>>killdream
2019-07-03 11:54
LUL
2019-07-03 13:20
LOL dude. Mutiris is easily the best player on giants, followed by fox and rmn. Killdream and Zelin are easily the worst players
2019-07-03 11:53
#50
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Portugal KuaZar
+1, but killdream is better than zelin still
2019-07-03 12:02
No!! rmn is the better one.
2019-07-03 12:03
#58
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Portugal he1zen
It was related with lack of commitment and motivation so it makes sense and btw the best players from Giants are rmn (together with lowel the best rifler in Portugal and Spain) and mutiris with fox being the third's best player. Fox is not the best cause he seems to be a little unmotivated lately but during the Blast time he was really good and consistent.
2019-07-03 12:10
tas com uma jarda jasus
2019-07-03 20:08
#155
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Portugal he1zen
Deixa de ser fanboy atrasado, deves ver muito cs lol
2019-07-03 20:52
#31
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Russia deadforest
I hope they will take some Braziliain player now and not a worse Portuguese, will just be a downgrade.
2019-07-03 11:45
lol zelin is a god
2019-07-03 11:47
#37
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Poland zJe
was Zelin the problem? noo. Seriously? noo.
2019-07-03 11:53
who? and what team???
2019-07-03 11:53
who the fuck is this guy
2019-07-03 11:53
#165
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Portugal Guiarte
That's a relativa question. I can't easly say "who the fuck are you". The only difference is "this guy" has won against NiP 16x4, and you probably aren't even DMG
2019-07-03 22:45
i fuck your entire gipsy family , including your 2 month old children in your house including your self confidence in the anus, i fuck your wife your sister and i slice your fucking throat
2019-07-06 11:52
#278
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Portugal Guiarte
You really need psicological help. Watch out, that anger can lead to serious injuries
2019-07-08 21:12
Rekt
2019-07-04 10:52
#279
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Portugal Guiarte
O pior são os argumentos do gajo. Se ele continua assim, acaba por ter um AVC de tanta raiva
2019-07-09 01:05
and killdream still in the team LOL
2019-07-03 11:54
#70
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Portugal DOGrlf
lmaoo true
2019-07-03 12:23
They should remove killdream instead of Zelin.
2019-07-03 11:56
panelinhas, panelinhas everywhere...
2019-07-03 11:58
who ?
2019-07-03 11:59
Remember everyone hyping this garbage with 1.3 rating because he boosted his stats versus pt teams at local shit lans. Now we actually got to see how dogshit he is, 0.91 rating last 3 months 🤣🤣🤣🤣
2019-07-03 11:59
Nt zlynx
2019-07-03 12:10
#49
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Poland dyzio65
who?
2019-07-03 12:00
who cars
2019-07-03 12:02
#53
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Portugal KuaZar
+stadodo or +just??
2019-07-03 12:03
#106
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Portugal idrisgo
No but nt
2019-07-03 14:26
Mut said in the stream that they don't want to ruin OFFSET and even if they wanted an offset player offset would probably refuse any offer
2019-07-03 21:36
2015 ZELIN
2019-07-03 12:04
OBJ
2019-07-03 12:04
#56
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Portugal he1zen
It's not certain if they will remove another player. Mut said that it would be necessary to change at least 2 players to change the mindset of the team so it's uncertain if they will remove Killdream and Zelin. The possibilities to the team right now are Cunha (k1ck's best player) or the comeback of rizz (which seems unlikely as mut said he needed a new team to regain confidence). Any player of OFFSET might be difficult to take so they are considering spanish players such as ALEX, one of the finest IGL in Iberia or arki ex-giants player. The reasons for Zelin's and probably Killdream's kick are related with lack of commitment with the goals of the team. Mut also said that only him, rmn and Aim were really commited to consistently work to be a better team as even fox showed (he didn't sad exactly this but he meant this) a lack of motivation after Blast Pro Series together with Zelin and probably Killdream.
2019-07-03 12:05
#170
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Portugal ron4r
I doubt Alex would leave MR for Giants. MR have MDL secured while Giants rely on their own power to thrive through the rankings via qualifiers and small online leagues invites. Altough, I do belive it would be better to remove killdream aswell so that the mindset of the team can take a new direction. Underrated spanish players are a good option IMO, Naow for example. Or even portuguese ones that star in smaller teams.
2019-07-04 01:22
#59
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Portugal god_shumi
nice. Now kick KillDream and add Cunha and ALEX or Cunha and Arki! Giants need dedicated players, not lazy ones like zelin and killdream! Furthermore, cunha is a very talented young player, top5 aimer in PT scene imo, and deserves an oportunity! With motivation and dedication cunha can be TOP5 PT player easly. ALEX is a monster IGL and TOP3 SP player. If ALEX refuses the proposal, Arki is a good choise, TOP5 SP player imo. Besides that he played in giants with roman, mut and aim (coach) a few months ago so...
2019-07-03 12:10
#62
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Portugal KuaZar
Alex is amazing, imo he actually deserves a chance in a international line up
2019-07-03 12:14
Bring Alex and this will be TOP25 ez
2019-07-03 12:13
why would alex leave vitality
2019-07-03 12:14
Alex from movistar not vitality
2019-07-03 12:22
ALEX is Spanish though and I'm sure they wanna stay full Portuguese
2019-07-03 13:41
rip Giants
2019-07-03 12:16
#120
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Portugal god_shumi
rip ZELIN
2019-07-03 15:26
rip fox
2019-07-03 15:28
#131
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Portugal god_shumi
- baiters +dedicated players= GIANTSTOP1AGAIN
2019-07-03 15:48
+Meison, NaOw -Killdream
2019-07-03 12:19
#72
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Portugal DOGrlf
-zelin +zlynx ez fix giants top 1 2020
2019-07-03 12:25
#123
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Portugal Darkrafa5
+Stream Sniper? No thx xDD
2019-07-03 15:29
-zelin +zeolikk
2019-07-05 03:16
#74
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Libya nanaichini
-fotbox when?
2019-07-03 12:34
good oportunity to stop being stupid and just kick killdream to add Alex and mixwell and just stop with the proud portuguese and spanish stupid sick rivalry and actually do something that can be relevant.
2019-07-03 12:45
Mixwell nos c9
2019-07-03 12:52
true! i forgot xD
2019-07-03 19:09
What removed who?
2019-07-03 12:51
#78
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Portugal Agricultor
We did our best to support them, and they had all the conditions to do great, it was so sad to hear that they weren't motivated
2019-07-03 13:05
#84
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Poland SebL
Good decision, but who they will add?
2019-07-03 13:20
#103
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Portugal he1zen
They are thinking about Cunha (k1ck player), or a spanish player might be Alex but it seems hard cause he is in Movistar Riders or arki (no team after Team Queso scandal). Any other player from OFFSET might be difficult because the project is in a good shape so I believe they won't accept any offers from Giants.
2019-07-03 14:19
#86
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Serbia nocturnSRB
who???
2019-07-03 13:30
Fox is so noob
2019-07-03 13:31
GL Zelin
2019-07-03 13:34
I saw him playing at BLAST Madrid and he was so freaking bad. Anyway I don't care wether they remove these randoms or whatever.
2019-07-03 13:35
Still crushed nip
2019-07-04 10:57
He was talking about the zellin not about the team.
2019-07-04 17:33
Get JUST now
2019-07-03 13:42
#108
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Portugal idrisgo
Not happening
2019-07-03 14:28
Mutiris said no offset players , they will never leave offset anyway I think cunha can be one option
2019-07-03 15:47
#93
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Denmark fuze^
3 Ricardos in 1 team wtf
2019-07-03 13:46
#95
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Sweden APOLLO_
whatever
2019-07-03 13:49
#97
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Spain BlaNcoW
RIP Riders and Giants in the same week :(
2019-07-03 13:58
#176
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Estonia RopzTop1
+1 i see a c9 flair though, so you're a mixwell fan?
2019-07-04 08:25
#180
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Spain BlaNcoW
Obviusly
2019-07-04 14:39
whyyyyyy(who?)?
2019-07-03 14:01
F
2019-07-03 14:22
#107
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK
Spanish options: +soker ; +alex Portuguese Options +Just ; +Cunha. Brazillian Options: +horvy. IMO, others that none of this ones, are questionable choices. For me the best option, is the Spanish ones, making a Super Iberian Team. We don't need the PT best one or Spanish best one, we are stronger with Iberian at the moment. Fox ; Mut ; RMN; Soker ; Killdream/Alex (Alex only if change IGL role for him). Horvy option would be interesting too, but for killdream, not for Zelin, for Zelin, 100% best option Soker.
2019-07-03 14:28
#111
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Portugal he1zen
I would like to see: Iberian lineup: rmn, Mut, fox, Alex (IGL), arki (SOKER seems unlikely as only fox played in the past with him) or PT lineup: rmn, Mut, fox, Just, Cunha/Stadodo(IGL). The PT lineup seems unlikely as OFFSET players wont prabably accept offers so I would go probably for an Iberian lineup which will be also difficult to put together with Riders playing under contract. The easiest option would be add Cunha and arki because they are easier to get right now.
2019-07-03 14:46
Offset won’t let any player leave the roaster and i think no one would like to leave the team because they are getting amazing results lately.
2019-07-03 14:57
mixwell to giants expected
2019-07-03 14:35
#136
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Portugal Rupa_PT17
Mixwell signed C9
2019-07-03 16:21
#113
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Asia Blitzer
GIANTS flusha expect the unexpected
2019-07-03 15:00
well seems like fox is using his relevancy from 3 years ago.. dumbest player i ever seen
2019-07-03 15:01
#116
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Spain Alex_GV
Rip iberic scene
2019-07-03 15:11
Big oof
2019-07-03 15:21
#124
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Switzerland x676
Now kick KILLDREAM
2019-07-03 15:31
stadodo inc
2019-07-03 15:38
offset will not let any players leave , and mutiris said they don't want We have a 17 yo player like kustom , but he needs to learn more , i think cunha gonna be the option
2019-07-03 15:48
Mixwell?
2019-07-03 15:59
Gotta be fast
2019-07-04 03:48
#135
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Portugal SAg0N
add SAg0N, I really think he deserves a chance xD
2019-07-03 16:12
#137
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Greenland Irie_99
lol typical of portuguese team Zelin is the best player of this team, mut pls get out of this noob team , fox are ruin mutiris carrer
2019-07-03 16:37
C9 Zelin
2019-07-03 16:45
rmn fox mutiris cunha killdream or arki
2019-07-03 16:52
Alex would be better than killdream/arki
2019-07-03 21:41
alex dont leave movistar for joining giants.
2019-07-03 23:47
#140
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Turkey orox2
rip Portuguese ShahZam
2019-07-03 16:54
#141
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Portugal ron4r
Actually a player with a lot of potential... Didn't fit the team cause he played the roles that no one else would play Good luck Zelin!
2019-07-03 17:46
this got a lot of comments
2019-07-03 17:54
#143
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Europe MiGaFp
gl
2019-07-03 18:00
Finally, next -fox pls
2019-07-03 18:13
#145
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Italy CHEBBOxxx
didn’t know hltv covers amateur matchmaking cs
2019-07-03 18:29
A part of me wants Giants to become a big team and hope they qualify for a major one day, but another part knows that TUGAS will start to >mibr >2019. I wish we had fox for more time back in 2k17 with SK, we'd probably achieve a lot more. All in all, my best wishes for Fox and Mut.
2019-07-03 18:39
I received a 10 years ban on my main acc!!! Whyyyyyyyyy? :CCCC
2019-07-03 20:04
#175
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Estonia RopzTop1
FeelsBad
2019-07-04 08:25
bad move... giants are trash anyway, offset much better
2019-07-03 20:37
Is this team another failed challenge for Fox?
2019-07-03 23:17
Fox, mutt, rmn, killdream, Alex (igl) would be sick to watch
2019-07-04 01:46
#173
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South America ZyvvOo
the highest rating of the team lol
2019-07-04 04:11
#179
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Portugal god_shumi
nice bait
2019-07-04 11:00
#174
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Estonia RopzTop1
wtf?
2019-07-04 08:24
Who?
2019-07-04 15:01
zelin
2019-07-05 06:33
Who?
2019-07-05 13:53
#182
fox | 
Portugal FAkito
Zelin replace zlynx on offset is the better way and offset maybe can be the top team on portugal ez
2019-07-04 16:43
fox, mut, roman, just, twixy
2019-07-04 19:09
twixy? ahahahaha
2019-07-04 23:10
yessir
2019-07-05 03:11
#191
fer | 
Portugal Waakh
has only experience, zelin it's much better than fox. -fox + 1 good portuguese sniper
2019-07-06 16:05
#201
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Portugal TaDeSunny
Coldzera on Giants confirmed x
2019-07-07 12:24
Kick botfox
2019-07-07 12:25
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