Grayhound beat TYLOO to secure StarLadder Major spot

Grayhound have punched their ticket to the StarLadder Major's New Challengers Stage after taking down TYLOO 2-1 in the Asia Minor's upper bracket final.

Six months after making their first appearance at a Major at IEM Katowice, Grayhound are back in the biggest stage in international Counter-Strike, this time by topping the Asian Minor. The Australian team required three maps to take down TYLOO in a hotly-contested series in which the only one-sided map was the one that they lost, Dust2. The Chinese team, who conceded all six pistol rounds in this match, will now fight for the second spot at the Major in the consolidation final, against MVP PK, on Sunday.

The Australian team came out the brighter of the two sides and were in the lead for the vast majority of their CT side on Inferno. TYLOO kept struggling to break through the Grayhound defence but came fighting back towards the end of the half, bringing the deficit to a solitary round.

The early stages of the second half were all about the clutches. First it was, Christopher "dexter" Nong who won the pistol round with a clutch behind the new box. Then, WingHei "Freeman" Cheung replied with a 1v2 of his own with a Desert Eagle, with TYLOO riding that momentum to a 14-10 lead.

Grayhound through to the Major's New Challengers Stage

It seemed like the Chinese team had the game under control, but it all fell apart from there. Grayhound exploited some gaping hopes in the A defence and made TYLOO pay dearly for some questionable decisions late in the game, resulting in a massive comeback and a 16-14 victory for the Australian side.

TYLOO shook off the pain from that defeat and put up a commanding performance on Dust2, their opponents' map pick. After an unsuccessful pistol round, TYLOO hit back with a quad-kill by Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand with a Scout, and set a water-tight defence for the remainder of the half to cruise to a 14-1 lead.

Grayhound still attempted a response in the second half, but a comeback was simply beyond them as TYLOO calmly wrapped things up in the 22nd round to take the series to Train.

dexter's charges got off to a strong start on the decider map and jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but then they struggled to keep the TYLOO players at bay, with the Chinese side keeping the pace very high to end the half on top by the slightest of margins.

BnTeT still rescued TYLOO with a clutch on Train, but it was not enough

The second half began at a frenetic pace, with rounds going back and forth and neither side able to get a grip on the game. With Liam "malta" Schembri leading the charge on the SG, Grayhound hit match point at 15-11 following a five-round streak, but then they surprisingly fell off the pace. Unable to strike the finishing blow, the Australians saw TYLOO make a climb back into the game, ultimately forcing overtime with a 1v2 clutch by BnTeT.

The first overtime could not determine a winner as TYLOO let three match points slip. Grayhound, who had malta to thank for the comeback thanks to his nail-biting 1v2 clutch, then put up another flawless CT performance before locking down the map in the second half to seal passage to the Major.

Matchpage
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1
27th July 2019
16
Inferno
14
6
Dust2
16
22
Train
20
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 68 - 61 +7 77.4 1.17
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 62 - 58 +4 71.7 1.05
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 62 - 66 -4 74.1 1.04
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 55 - 56 -1 60.8 1.00
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 46 - 72 -26 58.7 0.79
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 68 - 57 +11 80.5 1.20
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 66 - 55 +11 78.8 1.13
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 64 - 61 +3 75.5 1.08
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman 66 - 62 +4 73.1 1.05
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 49 - 59 -10 58.7 0.89

The StarLadder Major's New Challengers Stage will run from August 23-26 at the Verti Music Hall, where 16 teams, 11 of whom determined by the Minors and the Minor Play-In, will duke it out for eight spots in the New Legends Stage.

The team list for first stage of the Major currently looks as follows:

France Vitality
United States Complexity
Europe HellRaisers
Europe mousesports
Serbia CR4ZY
CIS CIS Minor #1
CIS CIS Minor #2
Other Minor Play-In #2
France G2
Kazakhstan AVANGAR
United States NRG
Brazil FURIA
Australia Grayhound
Asia Asia Minor #2
Other Minor Play-In #1
Other Minor Play-In #3
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
614
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
670
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
So ez for Grayhound. Remember when they REKT SK/mibr core?
2019-07-27 17:07
AU CS PogU
2019-07-27 16:59
#14
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Sweden Unluko 
Lets go
2019-07-27 17:00
botstacy
2019-07-27 17:07
#69
kennyS | 
United States RiseCS 
Should have gone with dickbot
2019-07-27 17:25
#135
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New Zealand CZR^ 
WE GET MORE DICK STICKERS!!!!!!
2019-07-30 04:35
#107
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Indonesia lumayan 
lucky win, delusional people call it ez lol
2019-07-27 21:02
#112
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Australia CaZeR01 
Cryisfree
2019-07-28 00:28
#128
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Indonesia lumayan 
Delusional is also free
2019-07-28 11:10
#129
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Australia CaZeR01 
Flag and flair checks out
2019-07-28 11:17
#134
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Indonesia lumayan 
cant accept the fact? lul
2019-07-29 17:16
#137
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Australia CaZeR01 
What fact? What evidence do you have that it was "luck" they were clearly the favourites leading into the tournament, and tyloo has been an absolute shit show since the last major
2019-07-31 07:16
#138
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Indonesia lumayan 
U're asking me "what fact?" , yet u're writing a bunch of opinion that doesn't even relate at all to the topic we're discussing loool bro Anyway read my 1st comment again "delusional people call it ez"
2019-08-02 19:42
#139
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Australia CaZeR01 
Im not saying anything that doesnt relate to the topic, im just saying there is no reason to say gh was lucky for beating tyloo, because tyloo has been complete garbage for ages. And your calling us delusional lmao
2019-08-03 02:12
#140
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Indonesia lumayan 
"no reason" ? whether u assume it is lucky or not, the fact that GH only win slightly in 2 maps and tyloo crush em in map 2 is still a "reason" . "you calling us delutional"? I even told u to read my comment again : delusional people call it ez
2019-08-03 19:53
#141
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Indonesia lumayan 
Yo? No more reply? Im waiting :)
2019-08-06 20:20
#142
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Australia CaZeR01 
Im not replying because what you said didnt really make sense. Have a good day
2019-08-07 12:33
#143
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Indonesia lumayan 
Sooooo......you're the kind of person that "I will say anything that I know, oh look, theres another person with argument that doesnt in line with my thoughts! Lets just say that they arent making sense and have a good day!"
2019-08-09 11:41
#144
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Indonesia lumayan 
Bro, does saying "oh yeah, I'm wrong, I didnt read carefully" really hard and hurt ur pride? XD
2019-08-09 11:47
#145
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Australia CaZeR01 
Whats your problem mate? Did someone make you mad? Why tf are you still attacking me
2019-08-10 03:33
#146
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Indonesia lumayan 
Pardon me, attacking you? XD .Im not mad at all. Im just feeling itchy reading ur replies hahaha, I even reply with simple and specific answer yet u still say it doesnt make ANY SENSE. U dont even read my comments carefully and just run away with "have a good day" to make urself feelin good and smart, and it is just tempting for me to reply again okay? :)
2019-08-10 09:42
#147
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Australia CaZeR01 
Alright man, you do you
2019-08-10 09:53
#149
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Indonesia lumayan 
Yea, keep being blockhead brotha haha
2019-08-10 10:10
#136
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Australia flashi 
cry is free
2019-07-30 04:40
Gg good game
2019-07-27 16:59
Looked it up, Grayhound has played Mibr once, Grayhound lost that game 16-11. Edit: they beat them when they were SK, my bad xd
2019-07-27 17:07
2019-07-27 17:07
nice men)))))😎😎😎😎😎
2019-07-27 17:08
#53
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Estonia BRAZlL 
N1 cares. GGWP Grayhound cya in 0-3 or 1-3 again.
2019-07-27 17:12
#90
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South America IFK 
Nice one cares. 😎
2019-07-27 18:33
#2
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Norway flipflop 
GGGrayhound
2019-07-27 16:59
more dick stickers yay
2019-07-27 16:59
hell yea
2019-07-27 17:13
SAFE
2019-07-27 19:36
#6
Summer | 
China SWhinX 
Kick Attacker plz
2019-07-27 16:59
Sad
2019-07-27 16:59
Dicks out for DickStacy. Dick stickers incoming
2019-07-27 16:59
Yes
2019-07-27 20:14
Thicc and Pumped boys
2019-07-27 17:00
New Dick Stacy stickers
2019-07-27 17:00
#12
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Spain MasterTovasko 
Happy for Grayhound, hope they reach playoffs at least
2019-07-27 17:00
Feelsbad for tyloo . my polish bois :(
2019-07-27 17:00
New 0-3 oceania shiteam
2019-07-27 17:00
#27
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
Not new, Grayhound 0-3 in Katowice Challengers
2019-07-27 17:05
Attacker so bad
2019-07-27 17:00
#17
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Australia ayTeeN_csgo 
LETS GOOOOOOOO
2019-07-27 17:01
#21
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Australia ayTeeN_csgo 
god malta god dexter
2019-07-27 17:02
Stayed up till 1 am just for this
2019-07-27 17:06
Community: omg must buy dick stacy stickers they're never going to be in another major again Grayhound: I'm about to ruin this man's whole career ;)
2019-07-27 17:01
If only I could like this. But to be fair AU CS better the UK and Asia sooooooooo ez4au
2019-07-27 17:07
Not going to deny it lmaoo - if you were to make a top tier UK team, it would only have 2-3 players, and as for Asia... well idk what's going on there
2019-07-27 17:24
EZ GAME
2019-07-27 17:01
Visa issue incomming.
2019-07-27 17:02
#40
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Australia 0iq_man 
? they already in germany
2019-07-27 17:08
Nope lol. They are on working visas so ez.
2019-07-27 17:08
#49
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Australia Dadecum 
the minors are all in berlin
2019-07-27 17:11
undeserved, asian minor is a yoke
2019-07-27 17:02
Your English is a yoke. Also renegays beat ENCE how many times at the Katowice major?
2019-07-27 17:09
#50
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Australia Dadecum 
three ;)
2019-07-27 17:11
oooh flair and flag checks out. Don't worry they'll make it to the next major again if valve won't fix the minors
2019-07-27 17:14
Fix? Nothing needs to be fixed.
2019-07-28 09:18
All the minors are held in the same place, they should be mixed together and then have the best teams qualify. Nonsensical to separate by region once they're in the same place that would be a start at least
2019-07-28 10:32
#71
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Poland sikalafa 
CIS minior is a bigger joke. Asia isn't that bad.
2019-07-27 17:29
#81
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Australia opzy 
Ya, I reckon they should extend cis to Eastern Europe, that would make things pretty even.
2019-07-27 17:37
#82
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Finland burrit0 
That would definitely be great
2019-07-27 17:45
Americas Minor is the biggest joke
2019-07-27 21:41
#109
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Canada nikeewT 
Its basically the brazilian minor at this point lmao
2019-07-27 22:22
And if NRG don't bomb out this time, it really will be the South America Minor
2019-07-27 22:44
#111
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Canada nikeewT 
South america + c9 and eunited most likely
2019-07-28 00:26
NA is an absolute embarrassment in its lower tiers
2019-07-28 00:49
#23
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Canada SureThingM8 
Pog cant wait for them to 0-3 again hype
2019-07-27 17:03
+1 let's goooo grayhounds
2019-07-27 17:10
Tyloo got ass hounded by gays
2019-07-27 17:03
D I C K sticker
2019-07-27 17:03
#26
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Finland lasarus 
T H E D I C K
2019-07-27 17:04
#28
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China F1ying 
Grayhound deserved shu fu le 4 tyloo really shufule
2019-07-27 17:05
Dick needs to step up in the Major. I think that will be the biggest factor on how far they go. #DicksOutForDickStacy
2019-07-27 17:06
tbh Grayhound was lucky, TyLoo much better team.
2019-07-27 17:06
And that's why tyloo won right? Because they are the better team... oh wait but they lost?
2019-07-27 17:11
Did I write that TyLoo won? Please read again.
2019-07-27 18:02
Did i say u said that Tyloo won? All im implying is that the better team won.
2019-07-28 09:16
but this is not true, TyLoo played much better, they just choke in crucial moments.
2019-07-28 16:57
Grayhounds have been better the tyloo for a while. Liquid choked against sk at the cologne major dies that mean they were better? Sadly not. If u want to be the better team u have to not choke in crucial moments
2019-07-28 19:24
#122
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Indonesia rezrex 
AU CS LUL
2019-07-28 07:25
Ikr what a joke. Population is only 25 million and China is 1billion plus the rest of Asia yet AU is still more dominant.
2019-07-28 19:27
#133
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Indonesia rezrex 
nice sarcasm dude 0-3 incoming
2019-07-29 15:39
feels bad attacker needs more practice
2019-07-27 17:06
#58
JULTN1 | 
Estonia HDTanel 
he needs to be kicked*
2019-07-27 17:16
#67
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
-attacker +kaze
2019-07-27 17:24
#116
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Australia Chereska 
+1 Kaze needs to ditch ViCi
2019-07-28 01:56
#80
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
now i know why bntet said that the problem is on attacker not really on xccurate.. attacker never check even a small spot that will make tyloo lost the bomb site or even when tyloo at ct side
2019-07-27 17:37
We will have dicks in the major Niceee
2019-07-27 17:06
#34
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Australia TeBo 
no way they go 0-3 this time. especially when teams like HellRaisers, AVANGAR, TyLoo/MVP, whoever comes 2nd in CIS plus INTZ who probs qualifies through play in. fuck it im backing them to go through the whole thing going 3-2.
2019-07-27 17:06
Hmmm I wish but sadly not :/
2019-07-27 17:12
stupid ladder flashbang
2019-07-27 17:07
#41
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African Union mikecool 
Woof woof!!!
2019-07-27 17:08
#44
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China 0asis 
Come on tomorrow plz
2019-07-27 17:08
wcnnmsl tmd mlgb..... TYLOO lost unloseble....
2019-07-27 17:09
#52
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China WinnerZ 
still tylul's fan?
2019-07-27 17:12
#91
Aleksib | 
China TRALI4 
the australian team is so unmoral, such as using the middle finger. being a tyloo fan is torturous, but still hoping, tyloo upup!
2019-07-27 18:33
It was a time when TYLOO had to win Minor... Sad. Hope TYLOO will destroy koreans 2-0.
2019-07-27 18:36
#113
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Australia CaZeR01 
Imagine being offended by the middle finger
2019-07-28 00:35
#117
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Australia Chereska 
And imagine thinking that china were innocent and that the middle finger was unprovoked.
2019-07-28 01:58
#48
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United Kingdom epholliday 
LETS GO DICK STACY
2019-07-27 17:10
everything is good, as long Tyloo loses.
2019-07-27 17:12
0-3 at Challengers Stage again?
2019-07-27 17:16
#105
gfi | 
Germany GDLenny 
I arent think that
2019-07-27 20:22
more dickstacy stickers POGGERS
2019-07-27 17:17
#61
cyx | 
South Africa bonkaz 
It's time to free BnTeT
2019-07-27 17:19
#62
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China ljl84451 
Actually, inferno is the map that deserves to be won But the stupid attacker screwed it all up. GG everything is bad as long Tyloo loses xc
2019-07-27 17:19
#64
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United Kingdom suge 
was v sad, big tyloo fan and had a bit of money riding on them winning, but no worries they'll smash mvp tomorrow and qualify the hard way
2019-07-27 17:24
#88
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China WinnerZ 
fans mean odds
2019-07-27 18:24
#104
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China ljl84451 
Sad guys
2019-07-27 20:10
#63
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Romania kr1tex 
Expected, noice new Dick Stacy stickers on their way
2019-07-27 17:23
wasted spot :/ And another win for lgbt people, they get dick stickers again so they can publicly show their gayness ingame, noice
2019-07-27 17:24
#114
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Australia CaZeR01 
Ofc
2019-07-28 00:37
NICE
2019-07-27 17:24
Both teams suck ass.
2019-07-27 17:26
nt no scener
2019-07-27 17:30
#77
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
I'm not kidding you or something, but I'm looking to you flag and can't remember any good team from your country
2019-07-27 17:34
Atleast my country has players and teams, "Faroe Islands" probably doesn't have anyone
2019-07-27 17:35
It’s an autonomous territory of Finland that speaks Swedish if I’m not mistaken... so technically they fall under Swede/Finn scenes. Got em
2019-07-27 19:11
#74
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
+1 bot match
2019-07-27 17:31
#73
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Brazil hugoooo 
TyLoo just choked in two maps...
2019-07-27 17:31
0-3 spot again
2019-07-27 17:33
Good performance
2019-07-27 17:33
GAYHOUND
2019-07-27 17:36
tyloo so bad
2019-07-27 18:14
EZ4DickStacy
2019-07-27 18:15
#87
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Canada Anaryke 
Good shit Grayhound
2019-07-27 18:22
dickstacy -26 wtf
2019-07-27 18:25
NICE mens
2019-07-27 18:55
#94
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Brazil igster 
WE WANT DICK
2019-07-27 19:02
lol whre is astralis,faze etc ? XDD
2019-07-27 19:03
I’m guessing this is bait, but I wanna be helpful; this is the Minor, all the big teams are already qualified for the Major. This is for rising teams to qualify for the Major
2019-07-27 19:09
oh ok thx
2019-07-27 19:19
#98
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Better signature pls, Mr dick
2019-07-27 19:11
great candidate for 0-3
2019-07-27 19:20
Tyloo played very well but just lack luck
2019-07-27 19:32
#103
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United States Raptorial 
D I C K incoming
2019-07-27 19:37
-attacker
2019-07-28 02:42
TyLUL.
2019-07-28 04:28
#120
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Germany maxwe11 
16-14 22-20 wtf kick attacker and Tyloo would get better
2019-07-28 06:13
Defeated in eco for soooooooooooo many times and I think if TYLOO don't make change they don't deserve to go to MAJOR.
2019-07-28 08:31
Hahahh Tyloo should disband
2019-07-28 06:27
dicksticker
2019-07-28 08:37
#148
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Sweden D24_Tic 
good
2019-08-10 09:58
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