f0rest powers NiP to victory over FaZe at BLAST Pro Series Global Final

With a confident victory over FaZe (16-13 Vertigo, 16-7 Mirage), NiP advanced to the upper-bracket final of the BLAST Pro Series Global Final in Bahrain.

The Ninjas went into the series by selecting Vertigo, a map both teams have only played once in the last three months, with both of them suffering one-sided defeats. The pick worked out for the Swedes, who eventually secured the match win over two maps in large thanks to Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's inspired performance. NiP will face the winner of the Astralis - Liquid game tomorrow for a place in the grand final, while FaZe will fight for their tournament life against the loser of said match.

Marcelo "coldzera" David's triple on the CT pistol got FaZe off to a good start on Vertigo, which was followed by the European mixture grabbing a 4-0 lead on the defense. NiP then showed why they picked the map, doing damage with their slow gun rounds, and taking a 5-4 lead. FaZe's counter was the double AWP, and it allowed them to take back the lead, but Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson's 4K in the last round narrowed the gap again, leaving NiP just one round behind before the switch.

The Swedes pulled ahead after an A retake on the pistol, and looked strong on the defense, going up 14-10. With a 5v2 advantage in the next round, it seemed like NiP were going to cruise to the victory, but Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Helvijs "broky" Saukants turned it around and extended the battle on Vertigo. Eventually, NiP managed to lock down the approaches and take a 16-13 win on their map pick.

The 31-year-old averaged a 1.50 rating against FaZe

f0rest continued his strong map one form and bagged NiP the pistol round, helping them claim a 5-1 lead on the defensive side of Mirage. FaZe then found their footing, winning four out of six rounds, but just when they were supposed to capitalize on their success, they made a slip-up in an anti-force buy. NiP then grabbed hold of the match once again, finishing the half 10-5 up.

Winning the second pistol round was much-needed for NiKo and co., but Simon "twist" Eliasson spoiled their plans with a quad kill on B. The score was 12-5 in NiP's favor when FaZe won an eco-stack on A to get into the game. They managed to tie two rounds together, but losing a 4v3 advantage round and then a 1v2 clutch to twist spelled disaster, allowing NiP to claim the 16-7 map victory, 2-0 for the series.

Matchpage
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12th December 2019
Sweden
13
Vertigo
16
7
Mirage
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 39 - 37 +2 80.0 1.04
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 35 - 39 -4 73.1 1.00
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 34 - 36 -2 69.9 0.98
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 30 - 41 -11 63.2 0.78
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 19 - 37 -18 50.4 0.65
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 54 - 33 +21 102.3 1.50
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 41 - 30 +11 80.2 1.20
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 31 - 34 -3 76.9 1.10
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 33 - 30 +3 68.4 1.07
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 31 - 30 +1 67.2 1.01
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1103
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1252
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
269
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
879
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1639
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
coldzera ruined Faze, what do you think?
2019-12-12 15:28
#2
Fifflaren | 
World boooq 
faze: we can't let f0rest 30 bomb again, throw the rest of the game
2019-12-12 15:28
#20
OK | 
Peru NotJuan 
So EZ for the GOAT
2019-12-12 15:30
f0rest such a chad
2019-12-12 15:50
FaZe disband
2019-12-12 16:04
+1
2019-12-12 18:11
#126
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Europe chespiZ 
forest the boss
2019-12-12 17:36
Lmao
2019-12-12 15:34
+1
2019-12-12 15:29
#7
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
My king
2019-12-12 15:29
ah, okay
2019-12-12 15:50
nah nip is just too good and faze also good but nip better
2019-12-12 15:29
And nip good but not bestest (mouz best)
2019-12-12 15:31
#29
OK | 
Peru NotJuan 
+10
2019-12-12 15:32
#100
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Germany niklmeister 
Peru +11111111
2019-12-12 16:25
+1 Vintage
2019-12-12 20:13
#28
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Spain Granjero 
Ez for nip axaxaxax
2019-12-12 15:32
Faze ruined Faze
2019-12-12 15:58
I think Faze coach ynk ruined them all
2019-12-12 16:29
Best thing is to disband and build a new lineup....dont let Niko IGL....maybe build lineup around Niko and cold but i dont know If they would fully Trust the new igl cause too much Ego....Ego is great as Long as u win but when ur in a downwardsspiral or have to Accept ur a Problem its terrible to have big ego
2019-12-12 17:05
#122
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Spain N0Love 
They literally said they didn't want Aleksib because they didn't think he was good enough for them so who the fuck is going to be their IGL with those dickheads of Niko and company thinking they are so much better than everyone else
2019-12-12 17:20
+1 agree
2019-12-12 17:24
Could you link me where exactly did they/him said that? :) Thank you!
2019-12-12 20:46
#166
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Spain N0Love 
Heard it on BTN it's a behind the scene rumor I don't think he said it in a public interview
2019-12-14 20:23
Bring back xizt karrigan or gtr if they want igl instead of broky
2019-12-12 21:49
Karrigan would be stupid to leave mouz for those oldstars when He has 3 of the most promising talents in the team + a chrisj who does an awesome job in mouz rn And the team is working better rn than faze ever did ;D
2019-12-12 23:14
Bruh
2019-12-12 15:29
#5
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Chile MOUZ_16_EG_0 
Boomer rekts zoomers
2019-12-12 15:29
#9
shox | 
Italy DaDoar 
F0rest is 31 but is fragging out like he's 20, absurd player, hopefully NiP gets a strong placement, f0rest deserves it
2019-12-12 15:29
#88
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
Nah , they will never get a "worthy" replacement for f0rest.
2019-12-12 16:05
There is no good swedish replacement for f0rest I dont believe, they'd need s1mple or someone similar. His impact in the team is too good.
2019-12-12 16:32
S1mple can't speak Swedish
2019-12-12 17:18
Sweden is very progressive so they should be speaking any language. I bet s1mple could get them arrested for talking swedish
2019-12-13 14:08
xd
2019-12-14 12:36
I didnt mean that they should get S1mple, but they would need someone as good as him to replace f0rest. And I dont think that Sweden have any more players ready for the big stage. Might be wrong though, nawwk could maybe go tier 1, but NiP already has an awper right now.
2019-12-14 04:00
#124
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Spain N0Love 
There's tournanents where he disappears though look at the last Major. But overall he has shown an incredible form this year it's really impressive
2019-12-12 17:23
#137
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Sweden Zaser5 
He had his kid 2 wells prior the major so please be quiet
2019-12-12 18:57
#167
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Spain N0Love 
Make me you stupid cunt
2019-12-14 20:24
#168
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Sweden Zaser5 
Okey
2019-12-14 20:43
f0rest what a god
2019-12-12 15:29
f0rest GOAT
2019-12-12 15:29
finally, rez played reallt well as a support
2019-12-12 15:30
#loveuninjas
2019-12-12 15:30
This is how REZ should play. They can become contenders with him playing like this.
2019-12-12 15:30
#16
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Netherlands itsm 
f0rest the Dark Magician!!
2019-12-12 15:30
#17
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Asia weebs_nerd 
Broky doesnt want to win man Just kick this guy
2019-12-12 15:30
#64
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Vietnam Mraatos 
One bad match ok kick, so basically s1mple didn't perform to the lv we wanted him in the starladder major so we should definetly kick s1mple
2019-12-12 15:46
#70
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Brazil NiceBrazilian 
true, navi should kick him
2019-12-12 15:49
#76
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Europe dan1elsen 
-broky +s1mple
2019-12-12 15:51
#77
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Brazil NiceBrazilian 
Imagine a team with NiKo, Cold and S1mple lol 2 options: Rushing all rounds killing everyone or just hiding till the time ends haha
2019-12-12 15:53
+1
2019-12-12 15:55
#111
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
"you go first" "nah you go first" "nah bro i insist, you first"
2019-12-12 16:45
Sad but true haha
2019-12-12 17:06
#75
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Asia weebs_nerd 
Bro,ive watch broky for like 2 last tournaments, when somebody asked him about the team,he jusy like "no,idk,nope" like that He doesnt have feeling to win,he just pug player
2019-12-12 15:51
NiP magic babyyy
2019-12-12 15:30
#19
f0rest | 
United States jv$ 
GOAT f0rest best all time
2019-12-12 15:30
Not necessarily the best of all time but absolutly the greatest
2019-12-12 16:15
f0reset still rekting faces after 20+ years of playing :D thats so good to see!
2019-12-12 15:31
f0rest baiting noob NEO GOAT
2019-12-12 15:31
#34
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Neo goat of 1.6. Cold goat of CSGO. Forest/get_right goat of both versions.
2019-12-12 15:33
Cold Goat lol Device you mean
2019-12-12 15:35
#44
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
How on earth can a player that has never been the best player at any point in time be the goat?
2019-12-12 15:35
Having MVPs and 4 majors, 2 major MVPs helps, being top 5 for 4 years in a row helps
2019-12-12 15:43
#66
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Vietnam Mraatos 
And still no top 1s
2019-12-12 15:46
Device is the most consistently good player of CS:GO, so if being the GOAT means the person who averages as the best player then sure it's device and I too would probably say this is the best way to measure someone as the GOAT which is why I consider f0rest to be the GOAT of all CS since he was amazing at both 1.6 and GO but a lot of people take into account only the peak of their performance which for device has never been the best. GTR, shox, Kennys, cold, niko, s1mple and olof have all had higher peaks than device and to some people that's all that matters.
2019-12-12 15:58
#103
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Finland Tertzi 
+1 someone with working brain
2019-12-12 16:28
That's not what GOAT means though. In every sport or competitive field the GOAT has at some point in time been top 1. Every single GOAT in every single sport is like that. So yes, he's correct to say that Device isn't the goat.
2019-12-12 18:31
#112
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Greatest isn't the same as best.
2019-12-12 16:46
Yes and to be the greatest you have to be top 1 at some point, doesn't have to be a super extended period, but at some point it has to happen.
2019-12-12 18:32
#142
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Nope.
2019-12-12 19:49
Uhm.. yes? xDDDD
2019-12-12 22:59
g0d f0rest
2019-12-12 15:31
True that
2019-12-12 15:35
#25
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Argentina thekhy 
EZ
2019-12-12 15:31
#26
mantuu | 
Europe R2D2s 
broky ffs
2019-12-12 15:31
#27
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Brazil tavin 
Nt
2019-12-12 15:31
bench broky and add a quality IGL ffs
2019-12-12 15:33
#36
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Or a quality primary awper.
2019-12-12 15:34
#96
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Sweden flippig 
Fallen, igl + awp
2019-12-12 16:11
Fallen isnt really that good of an awper anymore, and I doubt he'd fit in the playstyle of Faze.
2019-12-12 16:39
Fallen still great as an awper, my mens No one can deny that KNg is the one disapointing
2019-12-12 18:48
He's ok, but he doesnt have the impact that he had 2 years ago. Its hard to carry a team though, but I dont think he's even in the top 10 of awpers anymore.
2019-12-14 03:51
let me see device zywoo pimple woxic cerq jame kenny allu? grats? fallen? the last 3 i dont really know the placing but you are probably hard thats sad my mens
2019-12-14 12:35
probably right*
2019-12-14 12:54
well done
2019-12-12 15:33
#32
Canada ssau 
1.6 pro still destroying kids to this day
2019-12-12 15:33
Faze in 2019 LUL
2019-12-12 15:33
#35
trace | 
Argentina rodrigao 
If u only look at statistics You’ll say broky played like ass but the poor guy is always left in unwinnable situations and is used as bait for cold to feel good about himself...
2019-12-12 15:34
#42
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
That's a lie and you know it. That's why nobody likes Argentina.
2019-12-12 15:35
#54
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Ukraine ksay 
made in argentina soon
2019-12-12 15:39
Racist
2019-12-12 17:06
delusional, thats why nobody likes brasilian racists
2019-12-13 15:31
#156
ropz | 
Poland Muffled 
+1
2019-12-13 00:20
#38
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Chile strong221 
oof broky
2019-12-12 15:34
#39
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Sweden Trkmag 
GOAT’ed
2019-12-12 15:34
#40
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Spain Insurrecto97 
Father
2019-12-12 15:34
Broky broken
2019-12-12 15:35
+999 g0drest
2019-12-12 15:35
ok
2019-12-12 15:36
#48
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wp forest
2019-12-12 15:36
#49
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2019-12-12 15:36
#50
f0rest | 
Mongolia 22joyZz 
that's why cs veterans call him GOAT even these days. f0rest love f0rest is life
2019-12-12 15:37
f0rest the goat of CS.
2019-12-12 15:38
Ez for the GOAT
2019-12-12 15:38
#53
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Latvia tibr0 
GOAT
2019-12-12 15:39
-broky +luken
2019-12-12 15:40
#116
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Brazil vass28 
-taco +luken
2019-12-12 17:04
#56
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Russia Nikosimus 
What a GOAT ffs, insane talent
2019-12-12 15:40
why is nip even in the global finals. they didn't win any blast pro events
2019-12-12 15:41
They outplaced the other teams enough times.
2019-12-12 15:44
#106
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Denmark Muamelele 
Got in 2 finals I’m pretty sure
2019-12-12 16:32
#59
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Brazil d1rk 
f0restwOw~ GOAT 4 sure.
2019-12-12 15:42
#60
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Russia Ou7bReaK 
still f0rest
2019-12-12 15:43
#61
mimi | 
Sweden eNvym 
And this is why F0rest is the best ever counter strike player of all time
2019-12-12 15:43
#63
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
Proving once and once again that he is the GOAT <3
2019-12-12 15:44
c OMEGALUL ldzera br OMEGALUL ky
2019-12-12 15:46
#67
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
Ok boomer
2019-12-12 15:47
#68
FalleN | 
Russia bRAZILR 
2nd at eswc 2006. okay grandpa
2019-12-12 15:47
#69
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Finland de_suomi 
Faze in 2019. LUL!
2019-12-12 15:47
#71
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
FaZe.
2019-12-12 15:49
Forest sure is the GOAT.
2019-12-12 15:50
The true only legend
2019-12-12 15:54
#79
f0rest | 
Poland avenota 
TOP 1 OF ALL TIME - iZnoGounD
2019-12-12 15:55
Not only he is a great player, probably the GOAT in all cs versions combined, the true fascinating thing about f0rest is how humble he is.
2019-12-12 15:55
#82
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China serdim 
THE ONLY GOAT
2019-12-12 15:56
Nice interview with F0rest there, I'm a fan .. sick shot by Twist by the way D:
2019-12-12 15:59
Faze Hahahahahahahahaha
2019-12-12 16:00
broky bb
2019-12-12 16:06
#90
flusha | 
China kingofx 
legend
2019-12-12 16:07
f0rest trully GOAT, who says otherwise dont know CS
2019-12-12 16:08
#92
Took | 
Romania Took 
f0rp gonna be top 20 for sure this year.
2019-12-12 16:08
gg!
2019-12-12 16:09
look at f0rest, he's 31 years old and he is still on the top, for the fucking 12 years he keeps himself on the top level of CS, he is the real GOAT, not s1mple, not neo or get right... f0rest is the one and only
2019-12-12 16:09
#98
ckN | 
Estonia ckN 
hes on top since 2006, its almost 14 years already
2019-12-12 16:15
i was counting from 2007, but yeah you are right
2019-12-12 16:50
#118
ckN | 
Estonia ckN 
hes rolling since fnatic lineup was formed (f0rest, Archi, Tentpole, cArn, dsn) and it was 2006 :)
2019-12-12 17:06
he won the award best player of the year (2006)
2019-12-12 18:27
#95
Aleksib | 
France trgls 
wow, good job young talent f0rest
2019-12-12 16:10
man i loved Neo and im still biggest fan of him. But man huge respect for lovely player Forest, what a goat of CS a true role model. Man, ur awesome!
2019-12-12 16:17
+1 Respect!
2019-12-12 19:43
man hes best role model for young kids and upcoming players. The true GOAT of both games..
2019-12-12 22:00
#101
ropz | 
Brazil wololo10 
Ok boomer
2019-12-12 16:25
#102
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Singapore FallBlade 
Karrigan died for this KEKW
2019-12-12 16:27
#107
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CIS Beastroo 
Broky and NiKo not performed well today and that cost FaZe fcking much. Absolute disapointed.
2019-12-12 16:33
#108
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Sweden agzbagz1337 
GOAT
2019-12-12 16:38
#110
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Turkey DebbSoray 
GOAT
2019-12-12 16:44
Coldzera carrying euro noobs. Let dem haters come...
2019-12-12 16:50
#115
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United Kingdom da_rkn 
I have lost all faith in this goddamn team man
2019-12-12 17:00
#123
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Lebanon ryBBah 
I'm really sad with coldzera's decision of leaving Mibr for a bunch of EU silvers. GGWP NiP!
2019-12-12 17:21
GOAT!
2019-12-12 17:41
GGWP
2019-12-12 17:57
#130
f0rest | 
Brazil essekk 
f0rest GOAT
2019-12-12 18:24
#134
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Indonesia Exodd 
Old god
2019-12-12 18:40
Prove it or I’ll kill you!!!11/Coldcoolguyzera Faking bitses/regards broke(y)
2019-12-12 18:56
coldzera keeps baiting his teamates to score frags. -coldzera +s1mple
2019-12-12 19:03
Best player for ever
2019-12-12 19:19
IF F0REST ISN'T ON THE TOP 20 THIS YEAR, HLTV, I SWEAR...! Being this insanely consistent at the age of 31 in a rather bad team is beyond legendary.
2019-12-12 19:32
iZnoGouD back at it
2019-12-12 20:29
#146
shox | 
India iejesus 
Goat
2019-12-12 21:07
#147
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Australia csRIOTgo 
FaZe... when disband?
2019-12-12 21:39
When f0rest plays well you feel so damn good. Even if he never wins a big title again, I'll always get childishly happy when he's has a nice game. Popping heads since forever. Goat for me. m0zart of CS
2019-12-12 21:46
How the hell does he still have it even after all these years? He is 31 and better than most of the pros from top 30 ranks
2019-12-12 21:57
the legend of counter-strike legacy
2019-12-12 22:29
#153
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Brazil mth^ 
f0restw0w~
2019-12-12 22:51
Is coldzera only on faze because he did the jump awp clip? Never really seen much else.
2019-12-13 14:14
f0restw0w~ 1.6 legend never die
2019-12-13 19:49
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