wippie joins Ben's Anime Team

Ben's Anime Team have finalized their roster by adding Russian import Maxim "wippie" Shepelev as their fifth player.

The addition of wippie completes Joshua "steel" Nissan's roster amid previous reports of a move to Chaos, with the team already enlisting Gage "Infinite" Green, Ben "ben1337" Smith, and former Singularity duo Cameron "cam" Kern and Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman to fill their ranks. Shakezullah is still expected to transition to a coaching role after playing the requisite eight matches to help the roster retain their spot in ESEA MDL.

wippie is most known for his performances in FPL, gaining notoriety by placing at the top of the leaderboard on numerous occasions over the past months. His first venture with steel was on nambla, a mix-team for the MSI MGA closed qualifier that also featured William "RUSH" Wierzba, a player who was previously linked with the rumoured Chaos project before he was acquired by Complexity.

steel's roster is now complete

Ben's Anime Team have already utilized wippie in a handful of matches, initially trialing the player during the DreamHack Open Atlanta closed qualifier where they were able to secure a 2-0 win over Sharks. The 20-year-old has also competed in three ESEA MDL matches with the roster, averaging a 1.29 rating to help notch wins over Mythic, MAC-51, and Big Frames.

Ben's Anime Team's roster is now:

United States Cameron "cam" Kern
Canada Joshua "steel" Nissan
United States Gage "Infinite" Green
United States Ben "ben1337" Smith
Russia Maxim "wippie" Shepelev

United States Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman (Coach)

United States Cameron 'cam' Kern
Cameron 'cam' Kern
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
447
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Russia Maxim 'wippie' Shepelev
Maxim 'wippie' Shepelev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
64
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
271
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
415
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
NANI?!?!?!
2019-10-23 01:28
They need a logo
2019-10-23 01:29
anime girl
2019-10-23 01:30
#42
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Europe chespiZ 
Better than EG
2019-10-23 01:46
Russian import wtf
2019-10-23 02:23
Wippie is russian wtf
2019-10-23 04:23
#115
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Indonesia segopecel 
russians known for exporting oil and gas, also vodka maybe idk if human trafficking is being excluded or not
2019-10-23 05:14
#155
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
Who even says "import" refering to humans? Is it criminal slang? Russian native living in canada would be fine
2019-10-23 08:35
no import dog
2019-10-23 08:54
#16
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Philippines xxxhoshi 
AYAYA
2019-10-23 01:30
We need wippie’s face
2019-10-23 07:18
Imagine no big org even looking at wippie / sh1ro. But of course they do look to sign washed up awper that miss 70% of the shots in any important match. Gj , navi.
2019-10-23 02:27
#90
zorte | 
Russia yuko^^ 
Gambit is 3rd biggest org in CIS. Wippie is playing in NA
2019-10-23 02:55
#141
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Croatia KeZual96 
GuardiaN is far away from washed up, but ok man say what you want
2019-10-23 07:37
#149
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
You can say what you want too, your opinion is obviously influenced by your flair
2019-10-23 08:18
#150
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Finland trashsports 
FaZe > mouz
2019-10-23 08:21
#154
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
You really hate me :(
2019-10-23 08:34
#172
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Finland trashsports 
I love you
2019-10-23 10:17
#159
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Iceland ashyra 
Interesting comment considering that Mouz beats FaZe on a regular basis.
2019-10-23 08:58
#168
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Both are garbage tbh , dead teams
2019-10-23 09:50
GuardiaN has been literally wasting time in FaZe for a year or so, of course he needs some time to regain his skill.
2019-10-23 09:06
Ben on this team lol
2019-10-23 02:48
#128
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Canada PwnNewb 
Ben is owner of team is he is rich
2019-10-23 06:50
#100
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Korea ARBOGA 
AYAYA
2019-10-23 03:17
Omae wa
2019-10-23 06:48
#147
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
Omae wa
2019-10-23 07:56
#169
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Omae wa
2019-10-23 09:50
#2
wippie | 
Russia Korlenin 
Insane player
2019-10-23 01:28
#3
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United States n0bodya 
ez for Russian king
2019-10-23 01:29
steel+4 to pro league
2019-10-23 02:45
#4
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Other Nagardien 
weebs
2019-10-23 01:29
#5
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Sweden TXSHIRX 
Wippie joins who?
2019-10-23 01:29
#7
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United States fade4182 
Tf
2019-10-23 01:29
#8
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Canada ZHF 
top 1 NA soon
2019-10-23 01:29
#9
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Germany jaysef7 
-ben +tyfoon
2019-10-23 01:29
+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
2019-10-23 01:31
#129
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Canada PwnNewb 
tyfoon cant afford an anime team he can only afford an MM team srry
2019-10-23 06:51
but then it's not Ben's anime team anymore
2019-10-23 04:29
21 year old coach
2019-10-23 01:29
#17
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Switzerland garfield_kart 
he looks 45 so that works
2019-10-23 01:30
#11
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Switzerland garfield_kart 
not news worthy
2019-10-23 01:29
quality signing
2019-10-23 01:30
HUGE
2019-10-23 01:30
Tenzera anime
2019-10-23 01:30
Interesting.
2019-10-23 01:30
WEEBS REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2019-10-23 01:30
#20
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Russia v1p3rrr 
GOAT team lul
2019-10-23 01:31
Lost all respect for Steel
2019-10-23 01:32
Team Ri Dai
2019-10-23 01:32
WOOOOAAHHHHH
2019-10-23 01:34
#25
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United States xiquo 
everyone check steels rating.
2019-10-23 01:35
#26
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Singapore FallBlade 
WEEBS
2019-10-23 01:35
16-0 every match from now
2019-10-23 01:36
Steel: I will be in top 20 for 2019 Also Steel: playing on Ben's Anime Team
2019-10-23 01:36
Jdm*
2019-10-23 01:40
fuckin clown
2019-10-23 02:25
#119
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
Steel copypasted jdm's tweet btw
2019-10-23 05:52
#173
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Ukraine petruska 
xdddd
2019-10-23 10:26
Only way they could improve now is -Steel +OCEAN
2019-10-23 01:36
#143
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Greece NaviGuy 
and HUNDEN wtf
2019-10-23 07:38
OCEAN and HUNDEN in one team would mean that they would cancel each other out.
2019-10-23 16:57
#30
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Chile Zzalb 
-ben +yay
2019-10-23 01:40
-you +anyone else
2019-10-23 16:57
#195
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Chile Zzalb 
wtf menn)))
2019-10-23 17:13
Don't you ever dare insult Ben "ben1337" Smith again.
2019-10-23 17:14
#32
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Thank for for the important news mr hltv
2019-10-23 01:40
#33
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United States MaNiHa 
who the fuck cares
2019-10-23 01:41
#136
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Sweden hypersenator 
Yeah bro, my exact thought lol
2019-10-23 07:19
#34
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
one of the greatests in the game right now
2019-10-23 01:42
Hes damn good player, but oh boy is he annoying and toxic.
2019-10-23 01:44
Steel is dogshit
2019-10-23 02:50
No one was talking about steel? Even the article is not about steel? Why are you bringin steel in to this convo lmao
2019-10-23 03:10
Cuz u said annoying and toxic so assumed you ment him, no idea about wippies personality.
2019-10-23 03:14
Nah, tho i agree that steel sucks. Wippie is a really good player, hes just a dickhead and hes ego is too big.
2019-10-23 03:17
#180
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Finland J3bediah 
How do you know that? I’ve never even heard about the guy
2019-10-23 11:53
i watch quite alot na fpl couple days ago when i was watching s0m play fpl, wippie started flaming and trash talking vanity it wasnt your typical friendly banter, it was straight trash talking, wippie told vanity that hes (vanitys team, eunited) team sucks and that the whole team (fpl) sucked, he was also flaming wrath quite alot in that match. also wippie didnt listen calls and just force bought. theres alot more cases wheres wippie is toxic. almost no one likes him in the NA scene.
2019-10-23 13:23
#188
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Finland J3bediah 
Ok thanks for the clarification. So he has a really bad attitude but is he a good player?
2019-10-23 16:11
exactly
2019-10-23 18:26
sounds perfect to play with that cnut called steel
2019-10-23 16:33
steel is actually a very chill person and one of the best igl's. most of the ''toxic clips'' are almost always taken out of context and most of the time he isnt even pressing the ptt button when he rages. im not saying that he hasnt had his toxic moments but what im saying is that wippie is 100% worse when it comes to bashing your team.
2019-10-23 18:34
nah steel is a cnut, he threw a game, a lot of peoples money and his career away. the guy is a moron with 0iq. he would have been playing top tier tourneys if he wasnt such a massive tard. now hes playing in mdl on a terrible team with a terrible name, and its hilarious :D
2019-10-24 15:55
who the fuck cares lol
2019-10-23 01:42
why is this even news
2019-10-23 01:42
#52
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Canada thelegend27 
why dont you have a seat right over there?
2019-10-23 01:55
Why are you even posting on this site? Top tier cs wouldnt exist without developing teams and players
2019-10-23 03:13
BAN ALL WEEBS BAN ALL WEEBS BAN ALL WEEBS BAN ALL WEEBS BAN ALL WEEBS
2019-10-23 01:45
#187
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Norway k3ron 
+1
2019-10-23 15:13
#39
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
Who the fuxk is cam ? Its hydrex, no one noticed?
2019-10-23 01:45
Yeah just scrolling over to find any explanation. Guess he changed nickname
2019-10-23 09:20
Tyty
2019-10-23 16:25
Is he living in NA or wut? Hm.... :o
2019-10-23 01:45
#91
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Russia YQKKE Q_Q 
My friends were talking about him about 1 month ago... Like their friend gone to NA to play pro cs, lol. Then i thought like i don't know any RU pros that play in usa teams. And now i see this news, checking his vk and that guy from my city like wtf
2019-10-23 02:56
#179
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Russia grEminence 
where ru from?
2019-10-23 11:38
He is from Yekaterinburg, I was learning eng with him for few years
2019-10-25 08:24
#190
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Finland J3bediah 
Vk LUL
2019-10-23 16:12
#41
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Brazil hugoooo 
"cam"?? Is this a new nick or his nick always have been this?
2019-10-23 01:45
#43
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Germany PeKay 
He was hydrex changed his id
2019-10-23 01:49
#61
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Brazil hugoooo 
Wow that sucks, I HATE when players change their nicknames. I mean, if you made it to HLTV and you're already playing like that for a few months, forget about it and stick with it forever.
2019-10-23 02:06
#70
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Germany PeKay 
And his old Name was way better wtf
2019-10-23 02:11
#71
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Brazil hugoooo 
For sure
2019-10-23 02:11
#99
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United States @FyreCS 
+1000 and why tf would you name yourself CAM?! Hydrex was way better name
2019-10-23 03:14
#134
Liazz | 
Indonesia rimusi 
+1
2019-10-23 07:14
Ben's AYAYA Team
2019-10-23 01:48
#45
zakk | 
Brazil dr.konig 
Steel, just retire.
2019-10-23 01:48
#46
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Palestine howisthat888 
how cares?
2019-10-23 01:49
#47
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Germany PeKay 
And why they play with this Ben bot
2019-10-23 01:50
Is this team just a bunch of FPL players, or they have someone injecting money?!
2019-10-23 01:51
#49
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Canada thelegend27 
newsworthy title we are blessed with a meme
2019-10-23 01:53
Egozi
2019-10-23 01:54
late news
2019-10-23 01:54
#53
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Finland Smoonah 
they have a coach lol
2019-10-23 01:55
Wippie if you are reading this I saw u with the lil guly mane album cover avi
2019-10-23 01:56
#55
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Poland Blindilek 
WHOO? omegaLUL
2019-10-23 01:58
AYAYA Clap
2019-10-23 01:59
#57
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Who joins what?
2019-10-23 02:02
#58
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Vietnam eat_mah_dog 
NA weab club
2019-10-23 02:03
FUCK ANIME
2019-10-23 02:04
#82
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Japan NoLiferHD 
No
2019-10-23 02:43
#62
fox | 
Portugal Barros1011 
Who?
2019-10-23 02:07
Weebs team
2019-10-23 02:07
#64
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Libya VeryGreenMan 
LMAO why the fuck would you name your team such a dumbass cringey name
2019-10-23 02:08
#75
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
I find it sexy
2019-10-23 02:21
#105
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Poland rude_wredne 
fan of "eyes on u" ok
2019-10-23 03:57
#106
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Libya VeryGreenMan 
I am only a fan because the green flair matches my green flag men)))
2019-10-23 04:04
#111
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Poland rude_wredne 
oh shit u are ecologist mens? nice men))
2019-10-23 04:24
#127
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Nice electric car mens)
2019-10-23 06:50
#67
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Brazil NahT_ 
hydrex changed his nick to "cam" wtf
2019-10-23 02:09
bunch of weebs
2019-10-23 02:10
professional name i guess
2019-10-23 02:11
Steel is so much better then this team
2019-10-23 02:15
Steel should just coach full time or be an analyst on the desk
2019-10-23 02:17
wtf wippie is russian
2019-10-23 02:21
#78
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Top 1 incoming
2019-10-23 02:26
does anyone remember when his aimbot spazzed out on that nuke pug?
2019-10-23 02:26
imagine being 29 years old and thinking this team name is funny Then again steel has been and always will be a fucking joke, go figure
2019-10-23 02:31
#107
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Libya VeryGreenMan 
+1 sounds like something a 14 year old would come up with
2019-10-23 04:04
wtf mens that's the funny part of it
2019-10-23 06:49
top1 soon
2019-10-23 02:44
Actually not a bad team.
2019-10-23 02:47
Trash team
2019-10-23 02:53
#137
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Russia M13f 
Its not Faze dude
2019-10-23 07:21
Why is steel even trying still? He's career was over after the ibp scandal, not a single serious org will sign steel or a roster with steel in it... lmao
2019-10-23 02:54
#92
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
why no waifu logo yet mens))?
2019-10-23 03:06
Next TenZ
2019-10-23 03:09
#96
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United States @FyreCS 
WHY did Hydrex rename himself to CAM WTF omfg what the actual hell! Also, gtfo Ben13whatever your name is, absolute bot, let Steel IGL
2019-10-23 03:13
#103
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United States inflict 
he changed his name bc no one called him hydrex anymore
2019-10-23 03:38
news worthy of HLTV main page
2019-10-23 03:33
What kind of a degenerate scum names their team "ben's anime team"?
2019-10-23 04:10
#114
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
probably someone called ben
2019-10-23 05:13
#109
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Indonesia Exodd 
Hltv knows this one will invite lots of clicks & comments, 200 iq indeed
2019-10-23 04:10
#174
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Ukraine petruska 
lmao +1
2019-10-23 10:28
#116
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Who gives a F for this complete sh%t, orgless MDL team? Cmon HLTV...
2019-10-23 05:16
ben's face
2019-10-23 05:38
#118
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United States EmperorTrump 
lmao why tier 5 NA team even has a coach?
2019-10-23 05:48
pathetic.
2019-10-23 06:03
Poggers
2019-10-23 06:04
The only reason these get covered is because Steel is on the team none of the other players are even relevant.
2019-10-23 06:13
#123
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Ben look like rain but weeb version lol
2019-10-23 06:24
#131
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Canada PwnNewb 
shh dont blow his cover
2019-10-23 06:51
#124
Snax | 
Europe skrekc 
#saveinfinite
2019-10-23 06:45
#130
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
What
2019-10-23 06:51
#132
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Australia liazz_top2 
-guardian +wippie
2019-10-23 07:06
Russia joins USA with japan and anime....
2019-10-23 07:10
The ultimate coalition: Russia + USA + Anime Get the lube ready bois
2019-10-23 07:23
weeb Yankees gopniks
2019-10-23 07:37
Hahaha wtf anime team???
2019-10-23 07:32
who?
2019-10-23 07:36
#144
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
otaku's team
2019-10-23 07:48
Gl Mak$ anime mal4ik
2019-10-23 07:50
fucking weaboos
2019-10-23 07:56
Why the fuck hltv posts this
2019-10-23 08:14
#151
KQLY | 
France Quarovv 
Tier 12363464
2019-10-23 08:29
who tf cares lul
2019-10-23 08:29
500x times fpl winner gl !
2019-10-23 08:30
#158
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Germany D3RPyyy 
Who joins who?
2019-10-23 08:56
why is this news
2019-10-23 09:05
why is this news
2019-10-23 09:05
#163
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Russia olegW 
wow, ben's anime team, worth to post it on the main page of hltv
2019-10-23 09:18
cant wait for ben's anime team major stickers :O
2019-10-23 09:33
TOP 1 2020 TWO MAJOR WINNER
2019-10-23 09:34
#182
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Russia Ilyichee 
+1
2019-10-23 12:53
WEEBS OUT
2019-10-23 09:47
#170
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Weeb shits
2019-10-23 09:51
#171
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Poland Hanse 
Headline of the year
2019-10-23 09:56
#175
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Ukraine petruska 
Anime > Astralis
2019-10-23 10:29
This team is actually good. Steel has always been a solid IGL and their roster has a lot of firepower
2019-10-23 10:49
#177
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Switzerland din0z0r 
Why is this a news?
2019-10-23 11:17
gl wippie
2019-10-23 11:21
#181
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Russia Ilyichee 
Nice team mens))
2019-10-23 12:52
AYAYA
2019-10-23 13:32
#185
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Brazil MASHALLAH 
Anime LULW
2019-10-23 13:58
#186
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North America MeeM6336 
+tenz
2019-10-23 14:20
what the *uck this guy who is he
2019-10-23 18:15
#200
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Japan ayayalaw 
LOL NICE NAME
2019-10-23 19:00
The perfect team for TenZ
2019-10-24 06:27
Ben ten confirmed
2019-10-24 10:10
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