G2, North qualify for ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals

G2 and North booked spots at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals following a three-way tie at the top of Group A.

As the final day of the group kicked off, the race for the top two spots was wide open as all four teams were still in the running for the LAN Finals in Odense.

G2, who had bounced back from a defeat to NiP in their first match by defeating North, ended their group stage campaign with a convincing two-map victory over BIG, who leave London without a single win but with the feeling that the series against the Danes could - and should - have gone their way.

G2 lived up to their billing as favourites and topped Group A

BIG looked like the better team during the early stages of Inferno until an ace from François "AmaNEk" Delaunay changed the course of the game and powered G2 to bring the deficit to a minimum before the break. After a slow start to the second half, the Germans managed to put together a string of rounds and equalized the score at 12-12, but G2 made one final push and wrapped things up in the 28th round.

Dust2 ended up being a walk in the park for G2, who were in control from the offset. Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač was the star on this map as he led his team to a 16-6 demolition job of BIG, with the Serbian talent hammering the final nail into the Germans' coffin with a quick ace on the B site.

France
Matchpage
2
0
15th November 2019
Germany
16
Inferno
12
16
Dust2
6
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 48 - 31 +17 93.7 1.46
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 40 - 27 +13 81.9 1.31
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 37 - 27 +10 81.3 1.31
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 35 - 29 +6 78.6 1.22
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 29 - 27 +2 64.2 1.10
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 35 - 35 0 75.0 1.02
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 31 - 41 -10 74.0 0.89
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 22 - 41 -19 63.5 0.77
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 26 - 36 -10 55.4 0.75
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 26 - 37 -11 58.6 0.73

North went into their final match with their qualification hopes hanging by a thread as anything other than a 2-0 victory over NiP would see them eliminated. With no margin for error, the Danes dug deep and managed to win a slugfest of a game on Overpass, a map where NiP had destroyed Astralis at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen. The Ninjas showed great fighting spirit as they recovered from a 4-11 deficit and twice rallied from three map points down before North eventually prevailed in the second overtime.

North beat NiP in two maps to qualify for the Odense LAN

NiP came out the brighter of the two teams on Nuke, but things quickly fell apart for them as North went on an 11-round winning streak once they had guns in hand. The Swedes won the final two rounds of the half to keep themselves in the game, but their hopes would soon be crushed as North kept the pressure on in the second half and laid the series to rest in the 21st round.

The qualification will give North some much-needed breathing room. The Danes had no other LAN tournaments on the calendar and were under intense scrutiny after placing 9th-12th at StarSeries i-League Season 8 and losing to Heroic and Tricked in the EPICENTER qualifier.

Matchpage
2
0
15th November 2019
Sweden
22
Overpass
19
16
Nuke
5
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 55 - 38 +17 94.2 1.34
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 48 - 35 +13 91.7 1.31
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 42 - 28 +14 64.0 1.18
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 38 - 39 -1 72.7 1.09
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 40 - 41 -1 69.7 1.00
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 46 - 41 +5 78.4 1.09
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 35 - 44 -9 71.9 0.86
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 36 - 44 -8 63.9 0.82
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 33 - 43 -10 56.2 0.78
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 30 - 52 -22 70.1 0.73

With, G2, NiP and North involved in a three-way tie at the top, ESL resorted to the map difference in the matches between these teams to determine the final standings. The French side came out on top with a +1 map difference, followed by North (0) and then by NiP (-1).

With Group A behind us, the team count for the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals is now at 12. The European portion of the league will continue on Saturday with Group B, featuring Vitality, fnatic, FaZe and HellRaisers.

The current team list for the Pro League Finals, which will be held from December 3-8 in Odense, Denmark, currently looks as follows:

Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
We will come back stronger (-smooya)! #GoBIG
2019-11-16 01:01
#4
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
wtf are you saying
2019-11-16 01:01
nt fake ginger smooya
2019-11-16 01:01
#11
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North America ProudNAfan 
German CS LUL
2019-11-16 01:02
lulquid fan..
2019-11-16 01:30
#32
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United States Shmikeb0b 
NiKomegalul fan
2019-11-16 02:03
nV fan HAHAHA cmon just sit in a corner and cry
2019-11-16 02:52
#46
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United States Shmikeb0b 
nV 1 major NiKo 0 major
2019-11-16 03:18
nV tier 10 now FaZe still tier 1. cry is free men GG singularity
2019-11-16 03:43
#50
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United States Shmikeb0b 
nV tier 10 with major FaZe tier 1 without major tier 10 > tier 1? cry is free mens))))
2019-11-16 03:46
look how dumb you are hahah Im saying current tier not the amount of majors. as usual hltv kids. cry is free nV tier 10 ;)
2019-11-16 03:56
#60
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United States Shmikeb0b 
tier 1 gets shit on 32-2 by post-era astralis ur so stupid hahaha go back 2 reddit scrub cry is free
2019-11-16 06:29
HAHAHAH you changed flair to ATK HAAHAHA don't even talk to me retard
2019-11-16 07:52
#105
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United States Shmikeb0b 
Aaaaahahajahahahahahajajajajajajaxaxaxaxa I changed it for the epl match thou fool
2019-11-16 14:11
#57
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Tier 1 lost 32-2 in bo3 axaxaxaxa
2019-11-16 06:06
#86
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Nv 1 major rofl, with 0major winner
2019-11-16 09:57
#100
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Belarus xalyava 
eu all-1 major, na 1 major. xd na omegalulfan
2019-11-16 12:55
#106
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United States Shmikeb0b 
More majors than faze clan......
2019-11-16 14:13
#123
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Belarus xalyava 
lucky9 < faze clan
2019-11-16 22:26
#125
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United States Shmikeb0b 
thats why they beat them at major 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳
2019-11-16 23:59
#128
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Belarus xalyava 
because lucky
2019-11-19 06:25
Idk what u tryna say. Niko recently got MVP
2019-11-16 11:44
wtf NiP actually out lul
2019-11-16 02:04
sad mens
2019-11-16 15:58
#41
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United States itso 
smooya the only good player on that fucking team. tabsen a shit igl.
2019-11-16 03:02
#61
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Vietnam Mraatos 
Idek why tabsen is an igl tbh, he is probably one of their best if not best player on that tean before he was forced into IGL and even as IGL he's still putting up numbers
2019-11-16 06:32
#63
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Canada herocoolzzz 
because its german team with german brain what you expect?
2019-11-16 06:46
#62
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Canada herocoolzzz 
ahahahahaha GERMAN CS
2019-11-16 06:46
#126
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Brazil vinett_ 
BIG streak of loss
2019-11-17 03:58
#2
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
YEEEEEEEEEET HEAR THE ROAR
2019-11-16 01:01
Unexpected
2019-11-16 01:26
#108
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
- fan of smooya - hear the roar Top 10 anime betrayals
2019-11-16 14:20
#3
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Australia urmumsurdad 
lets go
2019-11-16 01:01
#5
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Turkmenistan Jnordz 
Rip
2019-11-16 01:01
#7
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
GodNorth
2019-11-16 01:02
#9
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Bulgaria Bilkarq 
ez for g2
2019-11-16 01:02
#10
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Denmark Ramp8 
gz north, always believe in u
2019-11-16 01:02
poor Nipples ahahahah , imagien going 2-0 in groups and then lose against N♿️rth and not qualifying AHAHAHHAHAHAHA
2019-11-16 01:02
+1
2019-11-16 07:18
how the hell they didnt qualify i mean rules here is full of shit. when three teams have same point actually they must look at RD cuz MP doesnt matter in this case like football same point = GD. in this case g2 go first nip second. cuz just imagine nip won against g2 2-0 then it should be count.... esl's rules need a real reload.
2019-11-16 09:41
#93
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Denmark Lassy 
mad
2019-11-16 10:27
i try to figure out why a team like nip beat g2 and g2 go first and nip third with same point...
2019-11-16 11:08
#99
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Denmark Derige 
Games betwee the teams Map > Rounds If still tied game vs other teams Map > rounds Thats how it should be and how i think it is. Saying round diff should weigh more than maps is straight dumb as you need at least 16 rounds to win 1 map wtf u on about
2019-11-16 12:30
anyway it look weird when u see nip third... but yea maybe ure right it is dumb as u said
2019-11-16 15:38
#13
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Denmark Alphamon 
wtf nip
2019-11-16 01:03
#14
meyern | 
Sweden fxzo 
And nip still choke in important matches
2019-11-16 01:03
#15
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China TacleaR 
whats wrong with nip ;sad;
2019-11-16 01:06
#16
friberg | 
Finland Kujis 
Why the the fuck even is there a RD if it never has no actual impact?
2019-11-16 01:07
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/ESL/Pro_Lea.. read the rules it does matter, however not in this case
2019-11-16 01:11
#36
friberg | 
Finland Kujis 
It never has impacted, never will. Delete it off the page and but some MD or other shit. It's just missleading.
2019-11-16 02:19
#54
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India Noobdian 
True
2019-11-16 05:13
it will have impact if all games between 3 team that tied have same map score, said all end up 2-0, then round different is the one in use. Here nip beat g2 2-1 and lost to north 0-2 (map agregate -1), g2 have +1 agregate (1-2 and 2-0), and north with 0 agregate (0-2 and 2-0). thats why Nip 3rd
2019-11-16 21:25
RIP NIP
2019-11-16 01:07
#18
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Sweden Trkmag 
Worse than expected from NiP
2019-11-16 01:09
#20
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Sweden flippig 
xaxaxa nip nip nip...
2019-11-16 01:12
#23
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Denmark Ulver 
Bad nip slip...
2019-11-16 01:20
#23
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Denmark Ulver 
Grats to North. Good to see Jugi becoming more of his old self on Heroic .
2019-11-16 01:22
#21
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wtf nip
2019-11-16 01:16
Thank god north
2019-11-16 01:18
Esl trash
2019-11-16 01:28
Thank
2019-11-16 01:29
Nice G2 <3 Btw gj north, unexpected win
2019-11-16 01:33
#30
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Russia Nikosimus 
3rd time 3-way tie-breakers let NiP down S9: relegated S10: didn't advance twice even after 2 wins each time
2019-11-16 01:35
ESL you are a bunch of cunts!
2019-11-16 01:39
#47
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Ethiopia BlackBird101 
cry is free
2019-11-16 03:29
#59
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Finland JHdash77 
cry is free
2019-11-16 06:18
#66
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Denmark Menterx 
Cry is free
2019-11-16 06:51
lmao 6/6/6 in first round, 6/6/6 in second round; nip come out on the losing end both times
2019-11-16 02:06
they need to do something about this sort of thing. Just seems stupid NIP can beat G2 and have the same number of wins but they still go out and then they had better round difference than North but because they lost to North they go out... so why bother even showing R/D
2019-11-16 02:12
#42
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Poland Kobel_ 
I mean, MD imo is better deciding factor than RD and it's the issue on hltv's side they don't show the former. Still agree, that new format overall is pretty dumb especially with the 3 way ties. Wish they went back to Pro League being a LEAGUE, but I suppose they'd need to rise the prize to make teams still want to compete with all the tournaments we have now...
2019-11-16 03:03
Yea but MD in all 3 matches is 5-2 G2 and 4-3 for both NiP and North. So they count the MD of the games betwean the teams with six points over the RD and thats just completely retarded imo. I mean North even lost a map to 0points BIG isnt that worse?? I think MD over RD is good but just go for RD when teams have the same MD cause everything else does not make any sense and is pretty fishy.
2019-11-16 08:25
#104
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United Kingdom jMz86 
Going round difference is retarded.....it's not a fair justification a lot of times because you don't always play 30 rounds........you stop at 16..... For example a team wins 16-2, so the difference here is +14...... however if you play the 30 rounds, who is to say it wouldn't go to 16-14? Then the round different is +2 If round difference is going to be used, they then NEED to allow all rounds to be played out. That's probably why they don't use RD.....
2019-11-16 13:49
Well its not when two teams got the same MD. Starting to just count some of the games and just count the maps in those games is retarded. And a team that is losing 2:16 is more likely to lose 5:25 when you go all 30 rounds than 14:16. in my opinion it should be PTS>MD>RD counting ALL games. And name one Sports where they use the same strange system that the ESL is using.
2019-11-16 14:51
#37
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
Literally fuck this system. Looked like a top 5 team and got robbed due to one loss.
2019-11-16 02:47
#109
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Slovakia VladO.  
+1
2019-11-16 14:48
#39
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Brazil NahT_ 
LMFAOOOOOOOOO NIP WTF
2019-11-16 03:00
#40
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Indonesia Razerzer0 
NiP HAHAHAHAHAH
2019-11-16 03:00
#43
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Poland Kobel_ 
I'm happy G2 goes through with 1st seed but still, the system is crap, wish they went back to actual league, however if they want to keep the groups why won't they just use the double elimination ladder almost every other tournament with 4 team groups uses?
2019-11-16 03:07
#44
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Canada rdss 
ESL is a joke
2019-11-16 03:11
#55
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India Noobdian 
+1
2019-11-16 05:14
#75
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France Asviix 
Cry more
2019-11-16 07:42
BIG omegalul
2019-11-16 03:16
Let's Go G2!
2019-11-16 03:35
North did it! Who would have thought?
2019-11-16 03:58
#53
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United States gtmaniacmda 
Dunno... they looked good, somehow. Sure, NiP played a bit bad, but North looked good! Glad they made it.
2019-11-16 04:05
#67
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Denmark Menterx 
+1
2019-11-16 06:52
Yes! :)
2019-11-16 23:38
#56
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Brazil SecondKS 
-tizian +anyone igl
2019-11-16 05:41
#64
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Canada herocoolzzz 
just disband already
2019-11-16 06:47
#58
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African Union mikecool 
Ez three-way group tie lolz
2019-11-16 06:08
#65
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Canada herocoolzzz 
BIG DISBAND INCOMING LMAO
2019-11-16 06:48
#68
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
lol
2019-11-16 07:04
#70
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France OKCThunder_0 
chokers in pyjamas lol
2019-11-16 07:26
#71
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Netherlands Shinxly 
North wasted spot LUL
2019-11-16 07:32
#72
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
sad for nip
2019-11-16 07:33
:( But they gonna be stronger, just look as Plopski. theres potensiale
2019-11-16 07:39
#73
Brollan | 
Turkey Eliqyx 
#G2ARMY
2019-11-16 07:35
#76
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
Fuck NiP useless piece of shit team that will never achieve anything again
2019-11-16 07:43
#78
Slovakia pgb1 
Yep rez lekro twist 3 bots
2019-11-16 08:13
#80
zonic | 
Denmark Quientus 
All NiP had to do was win ONE map against North ... - The only result that would get North through, was if North won 2-0 ... Had NiP (managed to) actually win one map, The North win would not have mattered ... Nip just isnt good enough ... get over it ... Lol
2019-11-16 08:31
#82
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Denmark ImNotBez 
True Vikings coming through. The 4th best Danish team are in ze Final.
2019-11-16 08:41
Wow unexpected Thought that when nip had win against g2 it was like it'd done they qualified Sadly they choke
2019-11-16 08:36
they didnt choke. rules here is dumb.
2019-11-16 09:34
Rules harent dumb they just choke men now they're eliminated
2019-11-16 10:20
they lost one game we call it as it is
2019-11-16 10:31
North only also lost ONE game, but that is different, right ? Some of you really drew a blank in The Brain lottery ... LOL
2019-11-16 15:28
#83
shox | 
India iejesus 
Lmao nip
2019-11-16 08:47
I dont know why people are arguing about the rules, nip lost to NORTH guys, that is an embarressment itself, they dont deserve a spot anywhere losing to that team, u cant claim that u want to win tournaments and be one of the best and lose always when it matters to the worst teams
2019-11-16 10:12
+1 boi
2019-11-16 10:20
#92
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Other Phinks 
From this perspective you are correct, but still this decision of thus rule is bs. And i dont even care about nip
2019-11-16 10:22
get_right was the problem
2019-11-16 10:13
#91
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Other Phinks 
I dont really care for nip, but honestly this is bullcrap
2019-11-16 10:21
#97
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Sweden Weedish 
nooooooooobs in pyjamas
2019-11-16 11:47
Bug Clan disband pls
2019-11-16 11:56
BIG FAT 0
2019-11-16 13:00
#102
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Bulgaria No_1One 
NIP :(
2019-11-16 13:15
How does North qualify instead of NIP when NIP have 9 more RD. This system is complete garbage
2019-11-16 13:25
No it’s not garbage. Your brain is. Compare 3 teams with same results is a normal way. In this way, you can compare direct results instead a RD which can be distorted specially if a team choke or give up... NiP has just to win one map, and had even the advantage to know that by playing the last game.
2019-11-16 14:16
It’s based on maps won I think
2019-11-16 20:27
No. Both NIP and north won 4 maps and lost 3 in total.
2019-11-16 20:57
So then it should be based on RD but ESL have some random shitty system
2019-11-16 20:58
What is their system then?
2019-11-16 21:13
That's what I'm trying to figure out
2019-11-16 21:26
Fair enough. But it sucks if it wasn't derserved for the ones who got through.
2019-11-16 22:16
its bcuz north lost to big 2-1 and big does'nt count cuz they have 3 losses
2019-11-17 16:12
#114
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Nip should have made it through. Joke event
2019-11-16 16:51
Salty fanboy hahah
2019-11-16 20:26
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