Chaos sign Ben's Anime Team

Ben's Anime Team, the squad featuring Joshua "steel" Nissan, has joined Chaos and will be relocating to Atlanta, Georgia.

Following the release of their Swedish roster in early September, Chaos were rumored to be turning their sights towards North America, with their planned lineup featuring William "RUSH" Wierzba and Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen.

steel will now be representing Chaos

Two months have passed since, and while RUSH and NaToSaphiX are not included in the final version of the project, three of the players which were originally linked to Chaos have now been signed: steel, Cameron "cam" Kern and Gage "Infinite" Green. Finalizing the team are Ben "ben1337" Smith and Maxim "wippie" Shepelev, who have been playing with the rest of the players since October, and coach/substitute Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman.

In the signing announcement, Chaos noted that the team will be moving to Atlanta, Georgia to "compete full time under the Chaos EC banner". That is also where the team will have its LAN debut, at DreamHack Open Atlanta on November 15-17.

Chaos is now:

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

United States Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman (coach/substitute)

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
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
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
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.10
#1
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
weeebs
2019-11-11 18:27
#3
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Russia Korlenin 
wippie GOD
2019-11-11 18:27
Ez4shakezullah
2019-11-11 18:30
#26
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Russia Korlenin 
nice name
2019-11-11 18:31
doesn't wippie have to leave the US eventually?
2019-11-11 18:34
#35
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Russia Korlenin 
im sure he can get a P1 Visa.
2019-11-11 18:35
not sure if an org like Chaos can get him a visa that hard to get....
2019-11-11 18:37
BR STEEL > NA STEEL
2019-11-11 18:42
#76
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Russia Korlenin 
If not a p1 then im sure he can get another and hes already in the US because of University so.
2019-11-11 19:32
that's what I'm saying, once he's done w uni he's got nothing allowing him to stay here
2019-11-11 21:41
#111
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Russia Korlenin 
well he still has 2 years of uni
2019-11-11 22:31
He can just keep going back. Taking 3 credit hours for like $500
2019-11-12 15:07
P1 visas are pretty easy to get
2019-11-12 16:44
not for an org like Chaos, bc technically p1 visas are for athletes going to specific events, and since it's being used for a prolonged stay without specific events, you need a better org w lawyers and shit to get it approved
2019-11-12 21:54
Or maybe his parents moved away from here to USA long time ago, who knows
2019-11-12 07:38
Ez4 the mic rulah
2019-11-11 20:36
+1
2019-11-12 18:32
+1
2019-11-11 18:32
#18
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
ben1337 looks like a weeb
2019-11-11 18:29
#63
Albania Udfj 
because he is
2019-11-11 18:57
Ben is fucking Dogshit :DDDD
2019-11-11 18:35
#123
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United States @FyreCS 
Indeed, why exactly is he on this roster If he’s also an IGL with Steel??? Already bad, I don’t understand
2019-11-11 23:34
EZ money, Cam is bad as well imo
2019-11-11 23:39
#157
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United States Festive_ 
he has potential. he was pretty good in singularity
2019-11-12 12:11
#176
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United States @FyreCS 
Hydrex was showing good signs in Singularity, idk what happened to him now and name change god awful XD
2019-11-15 18:26
-Ben +Natosaphix
2019-11-12 08:15
+1
2019-11-12 09:09
#177
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United States @FyreCS 
This ^
2019-11-15 18:26
hi
2019-11-11 18:27
#4
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
expected
2019-11-11 18:27
dud lol ez tier 1 for chaos
2019-11-11 18:34
#5
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United States MyerHappyBoys 
Rip Ben's anime team
2019-11-11 18:28
#6
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United States gingaaCS 
Chaos should re brand to Ben's Anime Team
2019-11-11 18:28
#49
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Denmark OfficialHLTV 
+1
2019-11-11 18:42
+1
2019-11-11 18:46
thank you gingaa, very cool!
2019-11-11 18:48
+1
2019-11-11 19:53
#96
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
+1
2019-11-11 20:33
#98
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Canada k3l 
+1111
2019-11-11 20:38
+1
2019-11-11 21:08
#106
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom snekky 
+1
2019-11-11 21:47
+111
2019-11-11 21:50
#117
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
+1
2019-11-11 22:54
+1
2019-11-11 23:31
#128
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African Union mikecool 
xD +1
2019-11-12 01:23
#139
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Norway k3ron 
+1
2019-11-12 07:28
#150
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Norway ZarknaX 
+1337
2019-11-12 09:41
#171
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United States Onions2085 
+1
2019-11-12 17:53
#174
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Europe maxw) 
+11111111111111111
2019-11-13 09:27
Russians are taking over
2019-11-11 18:28
#137
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Ukraine TheVodkaGuy 
getting out NA outta shit
2019-11-12 06:40
ben1337 budget rain
2019-11-11 18:28
#71
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Russia illuminosity 
budget anime virgin rain
2019-11-11 19:11
#132
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
If rain addicted to anime he gonna look like him too
2019-11-12 02:10
#9
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
gl wippie, Yekaterinburg's goat
2019-11-11 18:29
#72
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Russia ToughGuy 
how do u know?
2019-11-11 19:11
#73
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
I have his vk and people sayin' he's from EKB :)
2019-11-11 19:17
#74
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Russia ToughGuy 
cool, me too)
2019-11-11 19:23
#84
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
I'm living nearby Yekaterinburg. Call Pervouralsk. Such a shit city lmao
2019-11-11 19:59
#85
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Canada Yg116 
but im confused about ur Chinese name bro. I real Russian?
2019-11-11 20:01
#86
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
Idk about you but I am.
2019-11-11 20:02
cao ni ma = fuck you
2019-11-12 04:04
Yes fak u
2019-11-12 04:31
XD!
2019-11-11 18:29
#11
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Venezuela anx420 
rip legendary name
2019-11-11 18:29
#100
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Bulgaria No_1One 
men((
2019-11-11 21:07
juggernaut
2019-11-11 18:29
rip complexity
2019-11-13 21:25
STEEL AGAINXAXAXA
2019-11-11 18:29
#14
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
tier 50,000.
2019-11-11 18:29
#15
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Spain GamerGuillem 
fake steel
2019-11-11 18:29
Waste of money lol
2019-11-11 18:29
Ben's Anime Team is a better team name. they'll go downhill now
2019-11-11 18:29
Bens anime team is insane and chaos is a good org. Lets go
2019-11-11 18:30
#20
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
oh shiiiiiiiit, nice
2019-11-11 18:30
can this be called Chaos' Anime Team?
2019-11-11 18:30
#22
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United States WilsonDS 
Expected
2019-11-11 18:30
#23
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Lol what a poor choice of team. Every team steel is a part of looks promising for a few months then his toxicity degrades the team beyond repair.
2019-11-11 18:30
#31
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Greece rusty1 
I’m guessing you played with him in the past.
2019-11-11 18:34
#52
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Literally no evidence of that. Ghost performed way better than the sum of their parts
2019-11-11 18:45
+1
2019-11-11 18:48
MANGONATION
2019-11-11 18:49
#25
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Europe Skraj 
They call this lineup the "perfect fit" My fucking sides
2019-11-11 18:31
#64
Albania Udfj 
thrower (allegedly) racist ??? weeb russian carry true chaos
2019-11-11 19:01
ok cool
2019-11-11 18:31
sad day
2019-11-11 18:33
#30
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Argentina Chief02 
nice
2019-11-11 18:34
ok
2019-11-11 18:35
#37
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Brazil NahT_ 
WTFFFFF LOL
2019-11-11 18:36
Good luck!
2019-11-11 18:36
Ben's Anime Team has been upgraded to a Hentai Team
2019-11-11 18:38
#41
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Macau Bent0 
Happy for steel
2019-11-11 18:38
#42
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Russia seized_goat 
Wippie and Infinite 2 v 8 every game
2019-11-11 18:40
#43
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Finland Smoonah 
how do I get money for being bad at the game?
2019-11-11 18:40
matchfixing squad.
2019-11-11 18:40
YEEEAAAHHH BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
2019-11-11 18:40
better than mibr
2019-11-11 18:41
+1
2019-11-11 18:43
#91
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France LeDiplomate 
+2
2019-11-11 20:09
not quite good
2019-11-11 18:42
Did anyone tell Chaos that steel can't actually play in valve tournaments?
2019-11-11 18:45
#66
North America Slye 
as if chaos have any fuckin chance to qualify for a major lmao
2019-11-11 18:58
#121
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United States EmperorTrump 
It's not like competition in NA is very fierce.
2019-11-11 23:16
the america minor has both NA and SA teams
2019-11-12 13:21
#162
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Brazil Karlogaria 
this is it. They already have low expectations about their roster
2019-11-12 13:10
#55
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Poland Hanse 
very likely headline of the year
2019-11-11 18:48
WEEBS
2019-11-11 18:49
#59
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Chile Zzalb 
I thought they were gonna replace ben :(
2019-11-11 18:51
#60
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Sweden meistr0 
?????????????? So from a T3.5 EU team to a T6 NA team? Yikes.
2019-11-11 18:52
LOOL braindead swede thinks freddyfrog and relaxa can achieve more than a team led by steel
2019-11-11 19:42
#80
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Sweden meistr0 
Yes they can. They can actually qualify for a major. Thief Steel cant.
2019-11-11 19:45
To actually qualify for a major you have to be able to beat teams and qualify for tournaments. I'll leave this here: imgur.com/gallery/TDdxNgP
2019-11-11 19:53
A whopping 2 tournaments a year. Stellar. Also they could, in theory, but they can't in actuality. Not saying this team could either, however.
2019-11-11 22:46
#118
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Sweden meistr0 
1. The biggest tournament of the year basically. 2. This team wont go anywhere, yes Steel is a good IGL, but he got trash such as Cam & Ben1337 in the team.
2019-11-11 22:56
They are the most prestigious, but some equal the payouts now. Not all teams care about majors like they used to. It sucks but you can still make reasonable money through the circuit. Also, I don't disagree at all, I was just saying.
2019-11-12 01:07
#144
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Australia Leftistt 
Chaos has tried multiple times with a Swedish roster... has it worked? fuck no lmao
2019-11-12 07:47
#155
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Sweden meistr0 
Read nr 2 again. This NA team wont go anywhere
2019-11-12 11:53
#156
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Australia Leftistt 
Tbh it'll just be another top 30-40 team nothing special.. It's honestly a shame Steel had to throw his career away, he's a genuinely smart guy when it comes down to cs.
2019-11-12 12:07
#158
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Sweden meistr0 
Well obv its a shame. Imagine how the NA scene would have looked like if they never got banned/throwed. Brax would probably still have been really really good, now hes just so "meh". Steel would have IGL:d a top 3 team in NA. DaZeD would probably have been retired & a coach or something. AZK would be in, idk, Envy/eUnited.
2019-11-12 12:26
#159
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Australia Leftistt 
IMO since Brax was young at the time I reckon he should have only got around 1-2 years max. But the rest got what they deserved.
2019-11-12 12:29
#160
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Sweden meistr0 
Well yeah i agree that Brax was young & proably got "tricked" into doing this sh*t. But in other games throwers get 1-2 year ban & then they can play again. Valves permanent ban thing is just overkill. Yes throwing for skins aka matchfixing is disgusting, but killing someones entire career for 1 match is just insane.
2019-11-12 12:40
#161
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Australia Leftistt 
I think anyone below the age of 18-21 should be given 1-2 years, any over should be handed life. IMO the whole Faze Jarvis thing is extremely stupid and pethetic from Epic to hand him life.
2019-11-12 12:43
#61
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
Rip best name
2019-11-11 18:54
#62
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Denmark DanishDelight 
ez for putin carry
2019-11-11 18:57
#65
mixwell | 
Dominican Republic modery 
-ben +shakezullah as player cam changes name back to hydrex And could be decent team
2019-11-11 18:58
#67
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Chile Zzalb 
+1 Shakezullah > ben hydrex > cam
2019-11-11 18:59
#68
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Chile Zzalb 
-ben +yay as awper wippie become rifler
2019-11-11 19:00
#69
s1mple | 
Russia Sample_ 
fuck they had such nice name
2019-11-11 19:05
#70
Twistzz | 
Norway ejber 
"perfect fit" lmao
2019-11-11 19:08
#75
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Europe braxtey 
Perfect investment! Now they can play fuckin loot. Bet shit and other shits
2019-11-11 19:25
#77
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United States xiquo 
Lets see if they get better now that they can invest more time into it. I feel some of those players had jobs or something. Hopefully this team can last longer than a year.
2019-11-11 19:36
#79
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Brazil CaioOlive 
It's a pretty meh roster, but it's NA, not a lot to pick from. Eventually, they'll get better players, and I trust steel to bring this team something.
2019-11-11 19:43
#87
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Denmark d1ckweed 
Well at least the lads will earn money now. Better than Swole Patrol.
2019-11-11 20:03
#88
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Hungary subzera 
wel they just lost like all their fans
2019-11-11 20:04
Man, this hurts to look at. The scene is starved for good IGLs, and here we have steel, one of the best callers in the region, stuck playing with rookies for a no-name org at 29, because Valve can't get over something he did as a semi-pro half a decade ago.
2019-11-11 20:05
#145
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Australia Leftistt 
He knew the rules, my friend. He shouldn't have done what he did. Period.
2019-11-12 07:48
#90
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United States jay_320 
Infinite is a legit talent. Not some bullshit like Zellsis or Tenz. I'm glad he's getting a chance under Steel specifically. Steel probably should be on a Tier 1 roster so it's kind of a boon for these players. He's certainly a better fragger then Daps and I think probably a better leader.
2019-11-11 20:06
He's better as a leader, but his personality is immensely abrasive. He's a really smart person, but he's very egotistical unfortunately. He may have eased up some now that he's not 18, of course.
2019-11-11 22:50
#116
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United States jay_320 
I'm a year older then Steel. I am a vastly different person then I was when he got banned. For what it's worth.
2019-11-11 22:51
Oh, no doubt. I'm a fair deal older than both of you, so I completely get it. I'm sure he's matured a lot. In fact, I hate that the iBP bans were set as they were, for that very reason. I get people being upset by it, but people grow up.
2019-11-12 01:05
ANd I'm older than you, so I win...
2019-11-12 01:40
Accurate.
2019-11-12 03:43
Isn't steel banned, too? Why is he getting signed by orgs & swag doesn't?
2019-11-11 20:23
#94
sh1ro | 
Russia Jet1k 
because steel adds more to a team than swag
2019-11-11 20:26
#99
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Canada YankeeM 
Because steel is a better player?
2019-11-11 21:01
#112
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Finland 0lter 
swag played on lazarus and did nothing steel played for ghost and with what they had they did quite well
2019-11-11 22:32
Have fun not being able to go to any majors with steel
2019-11-11 20:23
#102
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Does this look like a top 24 contender team?
2019-11-11 21:24
#95
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Brazil Karlogaria 
How many weeks 'til the first player changes?
2019-11-11 20:31
dude i like steel so much i think this guy deserves better team. Hope valve get fix all those bans
2019-11-11 21:28
#120
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United States EmperorTrump 
I hope not. Tbh Valve should automatically ban all steel accounts and sanction orgs and TOs who let steel compete.
2019-11-11 23:14
what? id happened 100years ago, and everyone can get second chance its not like backthen was set the rules. It happened, it past alot from that point move on.
2019-11-11 23:52
#104
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Indonesia lukerey 
Lets go steel! -ben +dapr
2019-11-11 21:39
omegalul random na fpl trash players signed by legendary dota 2 org
2019-11-11 21:58
wippie 10 months of NA FPL and already signed his first contract, bright future if he doesnt fuck up
2019-11-11 22:09
#110
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Finland 0lter 
chaos should have renamed to bens anime team tbh
2019-11-11 22:30
Nice!
2019-11-11 22:33
#119
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United States EmperorTrump 
Is wippie actually illegal Russian or legal immigrant with Green Card?
2019-11-11 23:04
#130
 | 
United States DiabIo 
who
2019-11-12 01:54
#131
MICHU | 
Argentina PACHOTO 
Nice Chaos' Anime Team
2019-11-12 02:00
"Ben's Anime Team"(B.A.T) is a wOrld renowned political organization that has had an insurmountable inFluence on world history. It's rumored that Former US Presidents George W. Bush, JFK, and George WashIngton were all members of this prestigious organization. Added to the previous, Angela Merkel, Winston ChurchIll, Peter The GreAt, and Louis 14th all Had association with "Ben's Anime Team" The founder, Ben, or Ben von WitteLsbach de Valois (hence The name) led a Flemish CalVary contingent during the Battle of Cadzand, the first major battlE of the HuNdred years war, and was awarded the Duchy of Toulouse as a Reward for hIs Heroic actionS. Following This, Ben founded the now famous Organization. Since then, "Ben's Anime Team" Has spread it's influence throughout the world. It is suspected that the the Organization was behind many major world events, including but not limited to the Collapse of the Ming Dynasty, the Spanish War of Succession, Ottoman Capture of Constantinople (Europe's Unwillingness to help the Byzantines), Spanish colonization of the Americas (Christopher Columbus was a well known member of B.A.T) and most recently, 9/11, Though details remain foggy.
2019-11-12 03:37
and also putin is well known member of this organization as well as whole KGB is working with them too
2019-11-12 07:32
+1 heard the same, a wise hobo told me about it
2019-11-12 09:48
#138
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Norway k3ron 
Nice!
2019-11-12 07:28
#140
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China withsn 
ibp LUL
2019-11-12 07:28
Shakezullah, that's a reference to Aqua Teen Hunger Force, isn't it?
2019-11-12 07:39
Top 10 anime betrayals
2019-11-12 08:00
Omegalul
2019-11-12 09:19
who cars
2019-11-12 10:11
gl boizzz
2019-11-12 10:41
#154
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
With the death of anime, chaos arises...
2019-11-12 11:47
wtf
2019-11-12 14:16
lets go ive always supported chaos
2019-11-12 14:31
#168
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United States Eduzera 
fucking onliners bitch
2019-11-12 16:19
#170
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United States frauden 
bens chaos crew
2019-11-12 16:46
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