SK reject H2k's price tag

SK Gaming have refused to pay the transfer fee required to acquire Johan "face" Klasson and Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström.

We reported late last month that SK Gaming had their eyes on the two H2k members. They should be replacing Marcus "zet" Sundström and the newest addition to the squad, the former Begrip member Jim "zneel" Andersson. SK Gaming had to table €10.000 to buy each player out from their contracts with H2k Gaming.

H2k Gaming today confirmed that SK Gaming have refused to pay the transfer fee for the two members, which would have granted H2k Gaming €20.000, should the transfer have gone through. 

Contacted by, COO and owner of H2k Rudy van der Reest stated following the case:

"SK Gaming have confirmed that they are not interested in the two H2k players (face and kHRYSTAL) anymore. They are not interested anymore because they refuse to pay anything (the contracts state 10.000 euro per player)", he told

"So all players will now have to work following the contract that all players signed.", he noted.

This put things in a new perspective, will SK Gaming stick to their current roster or will they move for other players in order to fix what they wanted to change with Klasson and Sjöström?

Nevertheless, the case seems closed. H2k Gaming will be playing the European Championship in Extreme masters season four, while SK Gaming will be on show sooner than that, when the Qualifying Round 2 begins.
good news in a way, I'm glad H2k will continue with this line-up. I'm quite surprised by how few money SK has to spend, with all their sponsors and them being the most famous gaming team in the world.
2009-09-09 23:30
9 replies
Lets see if they will continue with this lineup :)
2009-09-09 23:33
8 replies
hu mate, seems like you have more infos about this : P internal crysis because of the fact that face and kHRYSTAL would have agreed to leave the team if SK had paid the asked amount of money ?
2009-09-09 23:37
5 replies
What if they want to change players in H2K, what does that contract say about that?
2009-09-10 01:13
3 replies
The Marx brothers theory would be, H2k pay the players 10.000 € each in order to pay both 10.000 € to H2k in order to leave the team. Seriously speaking, I presume the fee only applies if other team wants any of the players. H2k would, like other orgas f.e. football clubs, even choose to release the player for free instead of having a non-happy player (source of conflicts) as part of the team. In this case, more than unhappy I think both players were interested in reaching higher heights (despite recent results) but are already part of a promising team which for now fits their needs.
2009-09-10 01:23
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In other orgas like football clubs it doesnt apply, they cant give a player for free unless they have an agreement with the player. Anyway they have to pay a fee if they want to cease his contract. But the way im glad with this decision, but i really hope sk can replace zet asap.
2009-09-10 05:28
1 reply
It does apply if it is the club who is interested in releasing the player. Thus, it is quite normal to see players leave for free if the players accept that the club does not want them anymore. That way they can even get a better contract as their new club did not have to pay for them ;)
2009-09-10 17:43
Belgium kridele
Who doesn't :)
2009-09-10 17:26
Iceland alex!
They maybe want to buy you? :P
2009-09-10 14:54
I don't know a lot about the swedish scene except the members from fnatic, SK, lemondogs and begrip, but if SK can't get those members from the other clans and there aren't any other players who are good enough to join SK, they might have to continue with the lineup.
2009-09-10 16:07
nice for h2k :D haha
2009-09-09 23:30
lol fail
2009-09-09 23:30
SK so screwed himself =s
2009-09-09 23:31
was kind of natural that no one is crazy to pay that price
2009-09-09 23:33
I would go for hibb and/or moddii from Begrip. I don't think zneel needs to get replaced, zet is enough.
2009-09-09 23:34
I hope they stick together
2009-09-09 23:37
if i had to guess, i would say the best choice now is moddii and delpan, believing they have no contract at all
2009-09-09 23:41
14 replies
well yeah but it would screw up Begrip and I would rather see SK going down than Begrip getting "destroyed" right in the middle of their ascension as an international top team.
2009-09-09 23:48
13 replies
SK going down... not going to happen ;) i bet every player in Begrip would sign for SK without blinking even so lol
2009-09-10 00:28
2 replies
as an orga it won't, as a CS team, it might very well happen sooner than you think.
2009-09-10 00:44
1 reply
dont talk when you dont know what youre talking about m8
2009-09-10 13:13
men in what world do u live? screw begrip lu? when fnatic just DESTROYED Giants lineup no 1 said a freakin thing about that! and neither any1 said nothing about how fnatic destroyed blank.. so why dont u all stfu ? sk haters! theres not just in esports, bigger teams have the best players, and if they dont have them, they will, cause thats the course of life! this happens in football, basketball, handball u name it.
2009-09-10 00:51
9 replies
Keep compairing CS to those.
2009-09-10 01:19
1 reply
im able to compare it with many other things.. sk would offer them more money, more conditions, more fame, wouldnt u change?
2009-09-10 01:23
it's not about hating SK, it's about being happy to see a new Swedish team about to become dominant worldwide. plus the situation really is different here compared to what happened with fnatic. imo, taking two Begrip/H2k players won't really help SK. for fnatic, getting GeT_RiGhT (and Gux) was OBVIOUSLY going to be the greatest thing since f0rest for this team. so that's really not the same context. destroying a team to create a new dominant one is one thing, destroying a team to keep being not really good is another. and why are you always on my back although I asked you not to talk to me ? is that too difficult ? and again, you write "stfu"... do you have a bind or a macro to write it down automatically ?
2009-09-10 01:28
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so that's really not the same context. destroying a team to create a new dominant one is one thing, destroying a team to keep being not really good is another. How do you know the team that SK might create won't be any good ? SK have really strong players like walle, allen, robban. Obivously more skilled than the current Begrip players. They just don't have motivation or are out of shape.
2009-09-10 01:35
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thank god someone beside me to tell this guy something interesting!! ;) ty dude
2009-09-10 01:41
not same context? what, u think sk plays for 2nd place in the world? the most famous, older, bigger team in the world would be satisfied with the 2nd? lol u make me laugh! u really do.. plus this is a completely free forum, if u say something stupid, u must accept that some1 oppen ur eyes, get it? i talk to whoever i want! about the rising teams, go ask to face and kHRYSTAL, where do want to be right now, under h2k flag or sk.. then talk.. i dont need to ask them to know their answer!
2009-09-10 01:39
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No need to ask face & khrystal they already agreed and wanted to play for SK :D Unfortunately they are under contract with h2k :(
2009-09-10 01:45
2 replies
ofc they want to join sk ;).. who wouldnt? clearly this guys arent in their situation, otherwise i would love to see them saying "just dont destroy h2k/begrip".. :s
2009-09-10 01:47
1 reply
agreed ;D
2009-09-10 01:54
Sk are a great organization, better than begrip but if someone would leave begrip, imo all of them should go for sk in exchange of the actual sk players.
2009-09-09 23:50
8 replies
way replace world class players, for midle table players?i dont get it. just replace zneel he's clearly not a player for sk..:S
2009-09-10 01:26
7 replies
but why would they keep players that are playing like 50% or above of what they used to just because they are top players? everyone can see they have no motivation at all, if they had they wouldnt need any player from begrip.
2009-09-10 12:01
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so let me see if i understand, u are saying that any team that their players have low motivation have to change those players? u really believe that?fnatic in 2008 was raped by mtw evert single match, and they never removed a players, cause they knew they could do better..nevertheless, sk only need to change zneel for face, and train harder.. thats all.. and pls. stop talking about begrip, it was a one time match for them obviously.. ;)
2009-09-10 13:07
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my mistake, i meant h2k :|
2009-09-10 14:08
one time match? AHAHAH You made my day. Begrip won against Sk 2times, lose against fnatic (2-1) and won against h2k. And you think it was a "on time match"?! Did you watch them play?
2009-09-10 14:12
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men, are u going to tell me that jumpy is better then walle? are u tell that moddii is better then allen? are u going to tell me that hibb is better then robban? are u going to tell that delpan is better then zet? FFS STFU kid! they are a mix team, i worked fine but if it havent, would be fine for them anyway? its hard to understand this?
2009-09-10 15:47
2 replies
wtf, do you think just because they were the best players in the world for some years they will always be and that they deserve to stay?? Results are needed not top players that win nothing nowadays. -.-
2009-09-10 20:47
You understand nothing about cs. that's all. :(
2009-09-10 21:23
i think they should swap zneel or zet, for one player from begrip...
2009-09-10 00:04
Personally I would rather see the H2K and the Begrip lineups intact, and Sk trying out some other guys, or sticking to their current lineup. Things are looking really good for both Begrip and H2K and I it would be interesting to see how they would perform if they got the chance to play in international tournaments.
2009-09-10 00:15
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yeah platini thinks that to.. and thats why sponsors are going to leave uefa, cause no 1 is going to pay millions of € to see teams from cyprus(no offense cyprus but was the only country that went through my mind cause a lot of pt players, play there). and thats why giants of football want to build a new competition on their own.. get it?
2009-09-10 00:58
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Hey SK fanboy, cool down :) It would be good for SK to pick up some new blood, it's obvious that you don't know that much about the scene/the game if you think that the oldschool players are better than the newschoolers. I'm not saying that they're not, but fresh blood > old players in most of the cases. Just look at fnatic now, comparing what they used to be one year ago. AND saying that none of the players at begrip wouldn't fit in SK is just ridiculous, they are individually pretty much on the same level.
2009-09-10 16:12
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chill dude.. i like sk is that a problem? i never said newblood are worst then olschoolrs, im just saying u guys dont understand a freakin thing about cs.. begrip guys never played an international tournament, and sk players ARE WAY BETTER then begrip players, no argue about that.. about h2k players, i said and i always do, face and kHRYSTAL would fit fine in sk lu.. BEGRIP PLAYERS NO! get it? learn cause i wont last forever.
2009-09-10 16:40
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tss.. We don't know anything about cs? Get a grip, your digging a hole to yourself, the Begrip players have played a lot international tournaments/games, have you been living in a cave the past few years? The SK players aren't necessarily "better". Sure, they have more experience than most of the other players, but they obviously suffer from a lack of motivation, which is a huge factor when analyzing a player or a team. It's a factor which makes the Begrip players simply better, because they have a lot more ahead of them then SK does. I have understood when reading your earlier posts that you just think that the SK players have been more around, therefore they are better. Wrong. Stick around and you'll see what I mean. You also obviously don't know that much about the Swedish cs-scene so I suggest that you just keep your opinions to yourself for now :)
2009-09-10 19:34
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ehehe ur funny men... u really are... begrip players have played a lot international tournaments? name 1... dude, fnatic already was in a similar situation, in 2008, begining of, and now they just rape everybody, almost, because they add world class players, and not some players with just no credits in the scene.. do not compare gux and gt to ant of begrip players. keep my opinions to myself? why should i? this a public forum isnt it? maybe u think ur opinion is the one that matters, but it isnt men, u dont rule the world boy!
2009-09-10 19:55
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GuX and GeT_RiGhT were both Begrip players before they joined fnatic, don't forget that. The Begrip players have played international tournaments, and as I've said before, you obviously don't know a crap about the swedish cs players and their performances. They're not known internationally that well yet, but if you have been following the swedish scene a little bit longer you'd know what I' m talking about. "Players with no credit in the scene..." You obviously have no idea what you're talking about, the Begrip players are very good players, and they are "famous". Maybe not to you, because you haven't been following these players.
2009-09-11 08:39
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no they was not.. gux was from blank and get_right was from giants.. obviously u dont know that much about cs.. dude, im not here for 2 days... i know begrip better then u, it looks like.. i know even forest played there 1 day, so i know they are not a rising and new team, but this team is not that good as u guys think it is.. they are a mix team.. not even have contracts.. men? i know this players very well.. lol i never said they are unknown FFS, i just said THEY ARE NOT BETTER THEN SK PLAYERS get it now? and plus u guys talk and talk but u cant name an international tournament that begrip guys have played.. so
2009-09-11 14:24
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Oh my your english is really terrible :/ Sorry to disappoint you but GeT_RiGhT has played for Begrip before he joined lanklan/giants, get your facts straight mister. AND I'm talking about the Begrip players, not the team. The players have been attending international tournaments in the past, but not with this specific lineup. And do you really think that I didn't know that f0rest has played for Begrip? I think I've been following the scene for a little bit longer than you have :)
2009-09-11 21:37
Good choice by SK price was REALLY not worth it. SK should really get some new blood into the scene!
2009-09-10 00:17
i dont really like h2k, kinda sad that they didnt join sk
2009-09-10 00:23
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2009-09-10 00:55
loool..incredible story :D
2009-09-10 00:24
This is not gonna do any good in SK's players morale, especially zet's and zneel's.
2009-09-10 00:25
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and what u think its gonna happen to h2k players? obviously they would join with their eyes closed, but now? they have to fight for lower goals, how u think their motivation are? :s and yeah i agree. but sk's motivation cant be more dead so.. ;)
2009-09-10 00:54
2 replies
Lower goals? Maybe I'm not right, but I think h2k, with more practice and experience can fight for any tournament.
2009-09-10 01:16
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yeah lower goals, wont never be 1st in the world... will be winning qualifiers so they can go to russia, germany etc. they wont never won a major tournament.. THREAT is good, but he is not walle, FYRR73 is good but he is not robban, niko is good, but he is not allen u know what i mean? would be a obvious move for face and kRHRYSTAL. ;)
2009-09-10 01:21
this is basically good for esports that well known teams like SK can not acquire the players they want, so easily. More contracts and less clanhopping, that's what we need.
2009-09-10 00:34
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2009-09-10 00:37
Argentina NICOLAJZ
2009-09-10 00:38
United Kingdom BanKs
H2K will be different if the other guys know 2 players where happy to leave. Shame really.
2009-09-10 00:40
allen, walle, RobbaN, SpawN, SNAJDAN Is that possible?
2009-09-10 00:49
9 replies
no spawn wont join sk, fgs stop with the spawn story!
2009-09-10 00:52
7 replies
I don't follow so much CS scene, so I don't get your point :S
2009-09-10 01:02
5 replies
There seem to be even sponsor issues (Spawn with Zowie Gear and SK with Steelseries) that make it difficult for SpawN to join. But, hey, dreaming is free! ;)
2009-09-10 01:15
2 replies
Well, it's not a dream, but it would be nice that SK could reach the level of fnatic. Begrip and h2k are getting stronger, and I hope SK is going to do the same.
2009-09-10 01:19
1 reply
With dream I referred to SpawN joining SK and not to SK being able to return to their level. I too hope they do as that way tournaments will be funnier ;)
2009-09-10 01:29
ok then im sorry.. but im pretty much tired of seeing people claiming for spawn in sk.. ;)
2009-09-10 01:19
1 reply
No problem mate ;)
2009-09-10 01:21
Again a spawn fan.............. All Spawn lovers now wake up retards, its 2009 not 2005, spawn was just a sprayer and nothing else. All the popularity he got from that video does not make him a great player you fools...........
2009-09-10 22:33
2009-09-10 07:46
gl h2k
2009-09-10 01:00
It was kind of obvious that SK would not pay 10.000 € for each player (though a bit less expected, at least in my case, to not want to pay anything at all). Thus, I presume that the mission now is to search for players without "contract problems" if roster changes are already firmly decided, that is ::)
2009-09-10 01:12
Sk should take Striker and SpawN, but this second cant join because of sponsors :< then hyvlarn/rirre/BARBARR/baengan maybe? anyway I hope h2k and Begrip will stay together!
2009-09-10 01:20
2 replies
Again a spawn fan.............. All Spawn lovers now wake up retards, its 2009 not 2005, spawn was just a sprayer and nothing else. All the popularity he got from that video does not make him a great player you fools...........
2009-09-10 22:34
1 reply
Are you idiot? stop talking bullshit and watch some demos. Even In 2009 he played amazing as standin in Blank on ESL continental finals (or smth like that) with all top teams.
2009-09-10 22:42
oh rly? rofl...begrip guys cmon they have no contract whit them
2009-09-10 01:43
13 replies
wich one? they are not good enough to play for sk.. thats so obvious.. :S
2009-09-10 01:48
12 replies
begrip 2:0 sk begrip 2:0 h2k begrip 1:2 fnatic begrip now SOOOOOOOOO STRONG
2009-09-10 02:00
2 replies
men, u aswell as i do, that begrip would never won a motivated sk.. never.. it was the match of their life...
2009-09-10 02:06
1 reply
i have another opinion.
2009-09-10 02:13
you may call me a hater but you are one hell of a fanboy. the Begrip players are better than zet or zneel, yet these two are a part of SK. well, about to be kicked out and zneel only got a short shot at being good in the team but still, SK's management considered them as good enough to enter the line-up. some Begrip players might even be better than any SK player currently. of course walle/allen/RobbaN are monsters but their motivation is sooo freakin low, they just can't play at a high enough level. it keeps remembering me of f0rest before the change of line-up.
2009-09-10 02:01
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men i agree, but NONE of begrip players, not even zneel before, is good enough to play under sk flag.. ofc sk have low motivation now, and thats why they wanted face and kHRYSTAL, but pls dont tell me that begrip's players are better then sk players... pls.. dont do that.. ;) and im not a fanboy, i been around for several years, i just dont like the way ppl dislike sk.. without a undestandable reason.. ps. im gonna watch argentina tough.. peace
2009-09-10 02:11
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So, if u are here for several years, do you remmenber the "untochable and all-mighty" jimmy allen that you are always talking about? He was a rising star in cs scene (like MODDII/delpan or pita) when he joined SK. Every person deslike it, but, he become one of the best players in that team, then, people start to like him... The point is, you say no one in begrip's lineu is better than sk, it might be true (altought I don't see anyone in Sk with more aim than MODDII) but, I can tell you that, if these players (begrip's) would have one opprtunity to improve threir skill/experience, they would be equal/better than anyone in SK. Just my 2 cents. (:
2009-09-10 14:23
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men let me tell this 1 more time, getting pretty much tired of saying this NONE of begrip players are good enough to play for SK, NONE understood? face and kHRYSTAL on the other hand are. u never saw any of those players @ an internation tournament, they would be raped by alternate, mouz, ex-wicked u name it.. replace sk players for begrip players wouldnt be a wise move. that's so obvious!
2009-09-10 15:51
5 replies
Do you always start your sentences with "men" ? :O
2009-09-10 16:13
2 replies
and who are u? a cop?
2009-09-10 16:36
1 reply
Wow you are aggresive. Take a chill pill.
2009-09-10 17:31
HAHAHAHA. Noone in begrip played internationaly? Please, don't talk trash when you nothing in concret. You are saying stupid things anda expect that anyone understands you. But, the truth is, that nowadays, MOODDII >>>>> zneel and DELPAN/PITA > zet.
2009-09-10 21:28
1 reply
name 1 smart guy!
2009-09-11 02:06
it`s good news...
2009-09-10 02:50
yeyyeye just kick them all
2009-09-10 03:00
h2k should keep together they have an amazing future
2009-09-10 04:01
pick up snajdan and delpan..
2009-09-10 06:31
my vote for Snajdan
2009-09-10 07:50
SK.. pick ex-Wicked.
2009-09-10 08:34
2009-09-10 09:22
I think that Sk will picked ex-WICKED.
2009-09-10 09:49
SK should drop their current team and pick begrip !
2009-09-10 10:23
1 reply
2009-09-10 11:14
SK could need a change to shake themselves "wake up". But i truly believe they need some tactical changes. Look for eg at SK's as T on inferno. It's so predictable... and it still doesn't has really change since a while. And it's not by boosting zneel each round at window room that it's going to change things
2009-09-10 10:26
zet should stay, FURY IN TO REPLACE ZNEEL SK.zet SK.walle SK.RobbaN SK.allen SK.fury gogo
2009-09-10 10:36
1 reply
you fan boi, fury is good only in making movies, there is 300 players like him in Sweden (no offense!)
2009-09-10 15:14
2009-09-10 10:43
pita would be great add to sk , or was he that player who had contract too ?
2009-09-10 10:50
1 reply
yeah pita and hibb i guess..
2009-09-10 13:12
Damn. SK has been in deep sh*t lately about all those player changes. I hope everything will work out positive!
2009-09-10 10:50
Begrip ---> MYM ex-Wicked ---> SK-Gaming it will happen!
2009-09-10 11:03
just take snajdan and jaegarn...
2009-09-10 11:28
I think the current SK players should quit. Their lack of motivation, the current crises of the team and the fact that most of the player's careers are in the end are enough arguments. They should instead pickup the new Begrip team. This team has a bright future, hunger, ambition and has up until now appeared as a possible upcoming internationally dominant team.
2009-09-10 11:30
3 replies
Singapore Nephalith
Agreed. To me personally, face and kHRYSTAL NOT teaming up with the current SK line-up is good for the scene. I like to see a four horse race in fnatic vs. SK vs. H2K vs. Begrip If possible, I would prefer SK to pick up 5 players from H2K but thats pretty unrealistic as the move will cost them €50,000..
2009-09-10 12:53
they should quit because they are to old? sunde have 24. lack of motivation? ofc they have clearly, but ur answer to that is to quit gaming? my god this is unbeliable! about begrip im sick and tired to heard of them. it was a life time game thats all.....they did well, but they dont have the same experience and they are not even close of sk players in therms of aim and all.. sk players are world class and they are mid class in sweden... so
2009-09-10 13:17
1 reply
My point is that in the perspective of SK I think the best action here is to swap the current team with for example Begrip.
2009-09-10 13:57
they should take pita and delpan :P
2009-09-10 11:33
LOL #85 jaegarn cant cut it against the top teams nowadays.. i say hibb/moddii/snajdan/striker
2009-09-10 12:12
I think it's a bad habit that you've begun using surnames instead of nicknames when speaking of someone in your news, since a lot of us are not familiar with anything but their nicknames :)
2009-09-10 12:42
yeah :/
2009-09-10 12:46
swap zneel. mb Snajdan...
2009-09-10 12:59
1 reply
+1 clearly zneel is not player for sk..
2009-09-10 13:10
lo0l...all of u saying this and that player would leave this and that team 4 SK...whats SK now a day's...yes they still are giants of Esports..."BUT" thats just apon the old acomplishments they had :| all of us and other teams and players know that sk nowadays is not the top team of Esports...the only thing that keep's sk "UP THERE" is the HUGEEEE amount of sponsors they have that teams like H2k,begrip etc etc...dont have because if they had....well imagine 4 urselfs ;) :D GL H2k
2009-09-10 14:03
If that was their intention at first, they should replace them anyway, because now zet & zneel are aware that SK wanted to switch them. Might affect their game a little, OR boost it. We'll see though.
2009-09-10 14:36
hurray, this is nice for H2k
2009-09-10 15:00
Omg poeple stop talking bulls about begrip players in SK, they are amazing and should stay together, fresh blood with hugeeeeeeeeee potencial.
2009-09-10 15:15
good they're sticking together for atleast a little bit longer, but knowning SK want them, they may be a bit sketchy.
2009-09-10 20:48
u have sk.ladies so no need more teams muahah
2009-09-10 21:07
So why were they play a taining vs mousesports with face and kHRYSTAL, if they won't join? They played with oak = kHRYSTAL SK.olle=face
2009-09-17 22:15
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