Top 20 players of 2019: CeRq (18)

The 18th place on the Top 20 players of 2019 ranking, powered by Xtrfy and LOOT.BET, belongs to Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, who becomes the first-ever Bulgarian player to make the list as one of the stars of his team's successful year.

Top 20 players of 2019: Introduction

CeRq began his career as a member of WinFiction, a constellation of unknown Bulgarian players, who quickly made their mark locally in mid-2016 as they started threatening the more experienced and renowned competition in HEADSHOTBG and MK. After becoming Outlaws late in the year, the team worked their way up to the status of one of the best in the region, with CeRq leading them to several titles on the Balkan scene and in European online tournaments. His aggressive AWPing style began to earn him international fandom when he appeared in more and more competitions at the lower tier, with numbers such as a 1.20 rating and 0.81 kills per round in only the first year of his career making it clear that he was a player to keep a close eye on for the future.

"I remember trying to join forces with SPELLAN and I got denied at the time with Partodis. He and I kept grinding matchmaking and FACEIT, played in some teams that weren't that serious on the side, and eventually we made WinFiction/Outlaws with SPELLAN, Partodis, acl, Rock1ng, and myself. We became one of the best Balkan teams starting from the very bottom and also the best team in Bulgaria, which at the time was very competitive with Bpro and MK."

Word of his talent quickly spread and CeRq received an offer from Rogue, which he declined because he originally wished to stay with Outlaws, but he didn't take long to reach out to another team from the region, NRG. Having just added Allan "AnJ" Jensen, Damian "daps" Steele's side had already been looking for outside talent, and things moved rapidly after that as the Bulgarian got a spot on the roster almost immediately.

"It was funny because I had an offer from Rogue and I was going to refuse it, stay in Outlaws and continue playing in Bulgaria. But on the same day I made up my mind about that move, NRG had just parted ways with ptr, and as a joke I messaged AnJ 'let me join your team.' Two minutes later he called me in TeamSpeak with daps, who asked me a couple of questions, and later that night I got in contact with their player manager to sort things out. I was super excited and also a little worried that there might be a huge language barrier because of my English, but it wasn't that bad, looking back at it."

The transition was far from a smooth process, however. As just a 17-year-old, CeRq faced legal issues while his former organization attempted to contest his signing with NRG, but his previous contract with Outlaws was eventually found void and the AWPer was able to look freely towards his future across the Atlantic.

"I wasn't really worried since I talked with a lawyer before doing everything, and he told me my contract with Outlaws wasn't valid at all because I was underage at the time and my parents didn't sign it. Those guys did everything in their power to stop me from transferring, for example messaging every league at the time like ESL, ECS, DreamHack, that I'm still under contract with their organization and that it's illegal for me to play with NRG, but bottom line I'm happy and forever thankful that NRG didn't give up on me and trusted me."

Many others before and after him struggled with living in North America for a longer period of time, but homesickness didn't seem to be a problem for CeRq, who remains a rarity among European players who changed regions and managed to make it their new home long-term, living there to this day, over three years later.

"I just don't really get homesick and I'm still living with ex-NRG manager impulsivE, which helps a lot since he is like a big brother to me and still helps me with everything."

The youngster stayed in shape at the beginning of his tenure in North America, posting great numbers in his first ESL Pro League and ECS season, but it took a couple of changes from the original roster of Jacob "FugLy" Medina, Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, AnJ, and Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce before the team found the recipe for success. However, with daps returning to the active lineup after a brief coaching stint at the end of 2017 and Ethan "Ethan" Arnold replacing the Dane as 2018 started, the following year was full of promise from the new NRG.

CeRq still lives with his former NRG manager, impulsivE

The Bulgarian was a key figure alongside his new teammate in Ethan while the team first got some online wins on the board in the spring. After a few unsuccessful attempts at IEM Sydney and at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, international success followed in June when NRG finally translated the online form to a LAN environment at StarSeries i-League Season 5, placing second to Natus Vincere after a tough and long journey in Kiev, with CeRq earning his first-ever EVP mention at the end of it.

"I think StarSeries was the turning point for us. Before that, we were just known as huge onliners because we were destroying everyone online and finished last every LAN tournament, so I guess reaching playoffs and even finals opened our eyes, made us realize that we are not onliners and gave us confidence."

The next few months weren't all positive, as the team failed to qualify for the FACEIT Major with fourth place at the preceding Minor, but they went on another deep run at ECS Season 5 Finals and clinched their first trophy at IEM Shanghai, where CeRq won his first and only MVP medal after dominating TYLOO in the grand final. The success springboarded NRG into the top 10, where they established themselves as a consistent resident in the last few months of 2018 on the back of more deep runs at tournaments such as ESL One New York and the following StarSeries season, as well as another title at cs_summit 3.

Recording a 1.13 LAN rating over the course of 2018, CeRq finished the year just outside of the Top 20 list as one of its breakout players and set his sights on two main goals for 2019: making it to a Major after failing to in the previous year and winning a Big Event.

BulgariaCeRq
2019 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
IEM Katowice 2019
(15-16th)
0.91 (4th, -8%) 61.8 0.57 0.64 0.82 67.4%
SS i-L S7
(3-4th)
1.13 (3rd, +6%) 72.3 0.71 0.60 1.06 74.5%
IEM Sydney 2019
(3-4th)
1.15 (4th, +2%) 73.8 0.69 0.60 1.19 73.4%
cs_summit 4
(3-4th)
1.10 (1st, +5%) 74.9 0.71 0.64 1.11 70.3%
DH Masters Dallas 2019
(9-12th)
1.03 (3rd, +5%) 66.6 0.71 0.64 0.94 70.6%
ECS S7 Finals
(3-4th)
1.18 (2nd, +8%) 68.1 0.75 0.62 1.24 77.5%
EPL S9 Finals
(3-4th)
1.06 (3rd, +2%) 70.2 0.67 0.65 1.05 71.9%
ESL One Cologne
(5-6th)
1.11 (2nd, +10%) 71.5 0.70 0.60 1.06 72.7%
BLAST Los Angeles
(3rd)
0.93 (3rd, -4%) 62.3 0.64 0.69 0.95 65.6%
StarLadder Major
(3-4th)
1.13 (2nd, +3%) 71.7 0.74 0.61 1.10 73.9%
ESL One NY 2019
(1st)
1.27 (2nd, +8%) 77.7 0.76 0.53 1.23 78.4% EVP
DH Masters Malmö 2019
(13-16th)
1.05 (1st, +15%) 69.2 0.70 0.65 1.00 66.0%
StarSeries i-L S8
(1st)
1.21 (2nd, +7%) 75.2 0.76 0.59 1.27 74.4% EVP
IEM Beijing
(5-6th)
1.04 (1st, +11%) 70.0 0.66 0.63 1.12 65.4%
CAC 2019
(5-6th)
1.05 (2nd, +7%) 69.7 0.72 0.69 1.05 68.8%
ECS S8 Finals
(3-4th)
1.07 (1st, +10%) 75.3 0.71 0.64 1.09 68.2%
EPL S10 Finals
(5-6th)
1.07 (1st, +7%) 75.8 0.71 0.68 1.09 69.4%
EPICENTER
(3-4th)
1.03 (3rd, +3%) 70.9 0.68 0.62 1.01 66.7%
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

His first wish came true early on as the Americas Minor in January saw NRG live up to the status of overwhelming favorites with a convincing run. A month later, they repeated a similarly dominant showing in the New Challengers Stage of IEM Katowice, racing through it 3-0 after beating Winstrike, ViCi, and TYLOO, but the second stage turned out terribly for both the team and CeRq, as they were eliminated 0-3 after three close losses to NiP, AVANGAR, and Complexity while the Bulgarian recorded a sub-par 0.91 rating — his lowest of the year.

"We were in good form going into the second stage, I don't really know what happened. Maybe we got a little nervous since it was the Major."

It soon came to light that the North American squad had already decided on their first of two changes of the year ahead of the Polish event, with FugLy out of the door and Tarik "tarik" Celik lined up to replace him after the Major. With the new player came a bittersweet period, as NRG kept contending for deep finishes but never made it past the semi-finals stage to a level where they could compete for the Big Event titles that CeRq had envisioned at the beginning of the year.

"Most of the time we went out in the semis we lost to the winner of the tournament, so at least in my mind it didn't look bad. I wasn't thinking much of it, it was just the other team playing better than us, but when it happens over and over and over again it gets demoralizing."

A string of top four finishes began at StarSeries i-League Season 7

Placing in the top-four at the following three tournaments, StarSeries i-League Season 7, IEM Sydney, and cs_summit 4, with fnatic and Liquid standing in daps's team's way in the semi-final stage, CeRq kept a steady level as one of the team's three main stars alongside Brehze and Ethan. Only a 9th-12th place at DreamHack Masters Dallas tainted an otherwise admirable resumé while the semi-finals curse continued, with two more top fours at ECS Season 7 Finals and ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals marking the end of an era — daps was on the way out as the team decided to bring in another in-game leader in Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz to try to reach the next level and start competing for titles.

"Obviously, the change was a risk for us because we had been making semis consistently and, after the change, we could have just gone out dead last and there would be no going back. But everyone on the team liked the way stanislaw calls and plays individually, so we just went for it and it panned out."

At first, results didn't improve with the new player as the team placed 5th-6th at ESL One Cologne and added yet another semi-final exit at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, with a couple of bad maps against FaZe at the latter tournament putting CeRq into the red zone for the second time of the year. Just before the player break started, NRG once again rallied through the Americas Minor without a single map loss and looked to improve on the IEM Katowice disappointment.

With the off-season and a couple of much-needed weeks of preparation behind them, they managed to do so in Berlin. stanislaw & co went 3-1 in the first stage of the StarLadder Major despite an opening loss to DreamEaters, and this time came out on top of some close encounters the New Legends Stage, beating Renegades, Liquid, and Astralis, with CeRq putting up multiple key performances across both phases en route to his first Major playoffs. Although the 20-year-old dropped off there, he added one more great map to his tally in a close quarter-final triumph over Natus Vincere before the North American team fell to Astralis in a difficult semis rematch.

"At the StarLadder Major, it didn't feel like the rest of the semi-finals. You could tell that everyone was believing in the team and we were very loud and confident, which in the previous semi-finals wasn't there. Our goal was to make the top eight, and even though it would have been nice to go all the way, I think we were satisfied at the end."

CeRq fulfilled one of his goals for 2019 by winning his first Big Event in New York

In the leadup to ESL One New York, NRG transferred to Evil Geniuses in a surprise move and instantly brought their new organization success, while CeRq found some of the best form of his career to fulfill his second goal for 2019 — to win a Big Event. On the way to his and the team's first big trophy, he put in a 1.27 rating at the home tournament while his squad took revenge on the Danish powerhouse twice, in the group stage and in the best-of-five grand final, coming away with a top-of-the-list EVP mention after narrowly losing the MVP race to his teammate Brehze.

"My favorite memory from 2019 has to be New York, just the first big event win and in front of that crowd, it was an insane feeling."

After traveling directly from New York to Malmö for DreamHack Masters, EG suffered the first last-place exit — the second of the core in 2019 — when Grayhound and mousesports sent them packing early in Sweden. It was difficult to see that as anything but a result of the relentless schedule, however, when only three weeks later Evil Geniuses were back to winning ways at the next stop in Turkey. CeRq showed up in fantastic shape again at StarSeries i-League Season 8 with another top mention on the tournament's EVP list, this time with Ethan beating him to the highest accolade.

"There was nothing really special about ESL One New York and StarSeries. I think we just played very well teamplay-wise, everything was just going our way, everyone was in an insane form."

As a result of their second title-winning run in three events, Evil Geniuses found themselves at the top of the rankings, taking over the No.1 spot from Astralis for a two-week period around the brink of October and November.

"I expected to get top 2-3 after the Belek win, so I was surprised to see that we are No.1 and it felt nice, but I didn't feel like we are the very best team."

But just as quickly the big spike came, it also went away shortly after. Two trips to China in November ended with top-six placings at the eight-team IEM Beijing and CS:GO Asia Championships, where FaZe, MIBR, and mousesports stood in stanislaw's team's path, and EG didn't seem to be able to return to the same level they had showcased in the United States and in Turkey for the rest of 2019.

"We set our main goal for 2020 to start making sure our schedule is more clear and that we don't accept every single tournament. We will for sure be more mindful of the schedule, but then again we said the same thing before this year (laughs), so I'm hoping we learned our lesson."

The last stretches of the year saw EG cross paths with mousesports several times with no success

As the year drew to a close, three consecutive events saw EG return to the playoffs stages, but they were once again stopped at the top-four mark at ECS Season 8 Finals and EPICENTER and in the quarter-finals of ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, with Astralis dealing them the final blow in Arlington, while mousesports remained a thorn in Evil Geniuses' side for the rest of the year with two more wins in the matchup in Odense and in Moscow. CeRq was the team's highest-rated player over the course of the last two months, but his and the other stars' consistency was gone with the wind.

"The worst memory from the last year, at least individually, has to be EPICENTER, the last tournament of the year.

Why was CeRq the 18th best player of 2019?

The Bulgarian made his case as one of the best AWPers of the year, accruing by far the most total kills with the weapon (1850) and the fourth most on average (0.38 per round). Throughout the year he displayed the capacity to open up rounds with a very high success rate (59.8% of opening duels won, sixth most) and close them (60 1vsX situations won, seventh most).

Those abilities shone through the most in Evil Geniuses' two Big-Event wins in 2019 at ESL One New York and at StarSeries i-League Season 8, both of which CeRq finished as a close runner-up in the race for the MVP award. Although the two tournaments were his only award-worthy showings, there were a number of others where he came close to more EVP mentions and he showcased a great event-to-event consistency overall, being deemed a Valuable Player on a total of 13 out of 16 other occasions.

CeRq's peaks in New York and Belek and an otherwise consistent year put him at No.18

While the consistent output helped him take the 18th spot on the list, an unimpressive 1.04 rating in Big Event playoffs — the lowest out of all players in the Top 20 — prevented him from a higher placing, as he rarely stood out in the biggest matches outside of his contributions in EG's two title-winning campaigns.

Bold prediction

For his bold prediction, CeRq went with his compatriot Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov, with whom he played for a short period of time at the end of his tenure in Outlaws, and made a special mention of Complexity's Valentin "poizon" Vasilev.

Bulgaria Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov

"SHiPZ and poizon I think are both very underrated and it's just a matter of time for them."

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Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
927
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1230
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
United States Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce
Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Denmark Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1040
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
 | 
Denmark simple_0_major 
Deserved! Bulgarian god carrying NA CS! EG would be tier3 without him.
2020-01-03 20:03
+1 eg is nothing without cerq
2020-01-03 20:01
#69
 | 
Sweden c1gart 
bruh
2020-01-03 20:01
cerq carry hard
2020-01-03 20:12
cerq and brehze*
2020-01-03 21:21
+1, Brehze will be in top tooooooo
2020-01-03 23:44
cerq best
2020-01-05 22:05
lets play
2020-01-06 15:48
yeah inv me
2020-01-07 06:13
Confirmed now that tarik will be top 15
2020-01-03 20:44
Breezhe will be the only other EG player on this list.
2020-01-03 20:59
Ethan is already on it dude
2020-01-03 21:09
Breeze gonna be on the list
2020-01-03 21:20
#209
 | 
Panama FUN4ENCE 
nahtE?
2020-01-03 21:46
lul
2020-01-03 21:21
CeRq Etrash BRUHze terriblik stanisloss
2020-01-04 01:00
Terriblik... gotta suggest this one during next stream , lul
2020-01-04 19:29
#83
 | 
Brazil gauIes 
+1
2020-01-03 20:02
1.04 Big Event playoffs rating LMAO
2020-01-03 20:07
He is really important, I do agree! :)
2020-01-03 20:11
In choking Big Event playoffs yes. if he actually played like his normal self in playoffs?, he would be higher than Brehze
2020-01-03 20:14
and brehze
2020-01-04 08:28
+1
2020-01-05 12:22
Should be way higher wtf, minimum top 15
2020-01-03 20:01
what? no
2020-01-03 20:01
#101
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Poland EZFOREZ 
thats right ! I dont know how they made this list...
2020-01-03 20:04
#127
 | 
Sweden Johnlaurell 
Im with you boys, atleast top 15.
2020-01-03 20:13
He would be if he played better in playoffs, as I said before EG/NRG made it to playoffs in so many events and he didn’t perform well enough
2020-01-03 20:15
#316
 | 
Sweden Johnlaurell 
True, he needs to step up in playoffs but when he is on his best he is easy top 4 Awper in the game maybe even better. Let’s compare his inconsistency with Nikos inconsistency. He got #18 when Niko will probably get atleast top 10 despite him being very inconsistent.
2020-01-04 20:46
Niko was insane at the beginning at the year and slowly turned into average throughout the end, still, his early form was top1-like, that’s why he will be placed higher
2020-01-05 00:42
#327
 | 
Sweden Johnlaurell 
I know Cerq did the same.
2020-01-06 22:43
Player better in Playoffs then
2020-01-03 20:09
+1 I thought he would be #10 this year
2020-01-03 20:30
+1
2020-01-03 21:12
+1
2020-01-04 01:47
To be fair he only played well after their orgz on the edge of crashing. And actually win something at the end of year
2020-01-04 10:25
#98
 | 
Denmark Cleandog 
Deserved
2020-01-03 20:04
+1
2020-01-03 20:04
Congrats, CeRq! Well deserved, next year too. And poizon, SHiPZ and dennyslaw will be here in a few years! :) #GOBULGARIA
2020-01-03 20:05
pretty exciting
2020-01-03 22:29
#109
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Brazil JMB_17 
+1, carrying EG bots every game
2020-01-03 20:07
#239
sergej | 
Finland Dubsq 
except for the playoffs LOOOOOOOOOL
2020-01-03 23:46
#148
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
Lol, ethan is just 2 positions lower and brehze is 100% higher than him. Wdym? :D
2020-01-03 20:26
brehze is way better than him and ethan about the same
2020-01-03 21:07
But surprised!!!
2020-01-03 21:10
#214
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Bulgaria doge_one 
True
2020-01-03 22:05
#250
 | 
Portugal BalyK 
Cerq is a God
2020-01-04 01:04
yes
2020-01-04 01:43
#259
shox | 
Slovakia TreeMan 
+1
2020-01-04 01:48
EG only relevant with cerq, they remove him and this teams becomes a tier 5 team
2020-01-04 13:34
#2
 | 
Reunion astralis_top_1 
Correct again. I'm 3/3.
2020-01-03 20:00
NT
2020-01-03 20:01
*bruuh*
2020-01-03 20:01
#71
 | 
Finland N1ghtmar3_ 
Nice bait
2020-01-03 20:01
jame
2020-01-03 20:01
"I thought hunter would be 19 but it was Brollan. I don't think they are making top 20" (c) YOU, so, gtfo with "3/3" ;) have a good day
2020-01-03 23:47
Jealous?
2020-01-04 11:16
No, just desroyer of your baits ;)
2020-01-04 12:13
#247
JW | 
United States vetbaited 
nt fake
2020-01-04 00:31
nice
2020-01-03 20:00
Nice, should be higher
2020-01-03 20:00
#111
 | 
Brazil JMB_17 
shouldn't even be in top 20
2020-01-03 20:07
+1 tbh
2020-01-03 20:16
#146
 | 
Russia SW@G 
braindead bait 0/8
2020-01-03 20:23
#249
 | 
Germany niklmeister 
Niko nr 9
2020-01-04 01:02
#287
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
expected comment from contester but if woxic gets higher thank CerQ this would be so unfair - not just saying it as a CerQ fan, but saying it as CerQ and Breehze carried EG to top1
2020-01-04 09:56
#286
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
+1 should be top 15
2020-01-04 09:55
#311
fox | 
Portugal dave1906 
+1, such an underrated awper... eg would be shit without him
2020-01-04 17:21
CERQ
2020-01-03 20:00
#6
RonaldoC | 
Ukraine Sav1aN 
Who?
2020-01-03 20:00
RonaldoC I think not sure
2020-01-04 02:37
#285
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
RonaldoC's lost twin brother
2020-01-04 09:55
nice
2020-01-03 20:03
#8
ZywOo | 
Denmark Kurin 
nice
2020-01-03 20:00
xzxa
2020-01-03 20:00
n1
2020-01-03 20:00
gg
2020-01-03 20:00
Ay
2020-01-03 20:00
hi
2020-01-03 20:00
xd
2020-01-03 20:00
#15
 | 
United States 10YearBansRUs 
congrats
2020-01-03 20:00
sada
2020-01-03 20:00
#17
 | 
Japan rrtyui 
z
2020-01-03 20:00
#18
 | 
France Bibo_ 
ez
2020-01-03 20:00
Yo
2020-01-03 20:00
nice
2020-01-03 20:00
ez
2020-01-03 20:00
lul
2020-01-03 20:00
#23
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Poland farr 
nice
2020-01-03 20:00
#24
 | 
Ukraine Ko3aK 
expected
2020-01-03 20:00
#25
 | 
Brazil gauIes 
deserved
2020-01-03 20:00
#26
 | 
India UhddiS 
Nice
2020-01-03 20:00
wtf
2020-01-03 20:00
#28
 | 
Brazil JMB_17 
wtf
2020-01-03 20:00
Xd
2020-01-03 20:00
E
2020-01-03 20:00
deserved
2020-01-03 20:00
ez
2020-01-03 20:00
#33
COKOLADA | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina V3DO 
Unexpected
2020-01-03 20:00
Unexpected
2020-01-03 20:00
lol
2020-01-03 20:00
ez4cerq
2020-01-03 20:00
#37
 | 
Italy IT_CS_BEST_CS 
3 EG players in top 20 cool
2020-01-03 20:01
ez ez
2020-01-03 20:00
#40
k1to | 
Germany Koreandoo 
Pog
2020-01-03 20:00
deserved
2020-01-03 20:00
wtf
2020-01-03 20:00
ok boomer
2020-01-03 20:00
#44
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
lol
2020-01-03 20:00
Xd
2020-01-03 20:00
#46
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Japan Fanta_machine 
Deserved
2020-01-03 20:00
#47
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France samuu007 
eziest 2 points of my life
2020-01-03 20:00
#48
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Netherlands gelm1r 
LOL wasted spot
2020-01-03 20:00
so fucking good
2020-01-03 20:00
#50
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Argentina Ilike 
congrats
2020-01-03 20:01
Cool
2020-01-03 20:00
foooooook
2020-01-03 20:00
expected
2020-01-03 20:00
1
2020-01-03 20:00
#56
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Europe 7ckngmad 
Nice cerq!! Proud
2020-01-03 20:00
#57
ropz | 
Ireland TPaMhac 
Rip
2020-01-03 20:00
#58
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Serbia Niddzaa 
Ok
2020-01-03 20:00
#59
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Brazil PierreGabriel 
CONGRATS
2020-01-03 20:00
Pog
2020-01-03 20:00
#61
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2020-01-03 20:00
#62
jkaem | 
United States Imper1um 
Bulgarian bulldozer
2020-01-03 20:00
Ok
2020-01-03 20:00
#64
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Norway CheNaLii 
Not expected
2020-01-03 20:00
Good
2020-01-03 20:01
#70
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Estonia mikubob 
amazing
2020-01-03 20:01
So cerq > KennyS Ahah
2020-01-03 20:01
#85
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Sweden meistr0 
Yes?
2020-01-03 20:02
In term of stats i dont think so. But cerq is a beast too
2020-01-03 20:03
Btw man I red that Davidp and devoduvek are getting kick from heretics. Do you know if it s true?
2020-01-03 20:04
#110
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Sweden meistr0 
Yeah, i heard something like that. At least Davidp might be cut.
2020-01-03 20:07
#299
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Turkey Samsun85 
Its not even close. KennyS overrated as fck...
2020-01-04 13:00
#74
CeRq | 
Bulgaria ROXERje 
My boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii CERQ <3
2020-01-03 20:01
#75
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Turkey onuRRRR 
Lel
2020-01-03 20:01
#76
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Russia chebur_ek 
lol
2020-01-03 20:01
gg
2020-01-03 20:01
#78
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Indonesia Journeast 
Ok, another EG. Next must be Brehze (?)
2020-01-03 20:01
brehze will be top10
2020-01-03 20:04
Yes because its definitely not going to be stan or tarik.
2020-01-03 20:36
lol
2020-01-03 20:01
undeserved
2020-01-03 20:01
#82
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Best AWPer in the world less go
2020-01-03 20:02
woxic and zywoo: ok boomer
2020-01-03 20:03
#130
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Zywoo and s1mple are in another category. Cerq >>>>>>>> woxic everyday of the week Even Mouz won an event without him axaxaxaxa
2020-01-03 20:14
'Even Mouz won an event without him axaxaxaxa' so what haha. they win cus they are upcoming top1 team und woxic 1awp ace vs eg cerq 0awp ace vs mouz
2020-01-03 20:18
#153
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Flukesport lmfao, gonna be really hard for you when they'll eventually go back to being dogshit. Don't have high expectations dawg.
2020-01-03 20:30
@ me but never gonna happen ;)
2020-01-03 20:34
Leave it to a tarik fan to use "dawg" unironically
2020-01-03 21:28
#205
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Nice name weeb
2020-01-03 21:42
Ok dawg
2020-01-04 09:06
mouz more consistant than EG in 2nd half of 2019. nt tho woxic usually shows up in big matches, cerq doesnt. key difference. but both are young and can improve.
2020-01-04 03:00
#292
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Europe tweekzter 
As long as they face EG it will be fine. :P
2020-01-04 11:14
lul what are u talking abaout ,woxic destroyed cerq in more than 10 map .eg never win against mouz this year .They lose 5 times - 2 semi final, 1 final , :D:D just wait w0xic top 20 placement ;)
2020-01-03 22:35
#231
Olivia | 
Austria SplasJ 
Nah cerq is pretty bad in a lot of games especially when they are important. Woxic is at least decent most of the times and can pop off a lot more than cerq
2020-01-03 23:22
#301
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Turkey Samsun85 
Woxic Is better than him.
2020-01-04 13:34
#143
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Bulgaria d0peY1 
w0xic omegalul
2020-01-03 20:19
flags,flairs... everything chekcs out
2020-01-03 20:24
#151
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Cry is free axaxaxa
2020-01-03 20:29
#150
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
+1 axaxaxaxaxaxa kebab with 1000 sens thinks he's better than the Bulgarian bulldozer himself axaxaxaxa
2020-01-03 20:29
500kg bulgur
2020-01-03 20:35
#173
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Wtf men why bully
2020-01-03 20:45
sorry i love him <3
2020-01-03 21:01
U love CeRq? Sorry but he already have girlfriend menz :(
2020-01-04 02:40
no homo he can have boyfriend asswell
2020-01-04 06:18
NICE
2020-01-03 20:02
#86
draken | 
Romania Obuz8 
Nice
2020-01-03 20:02
#87
b0RUP | 
Belarus b0ROV 
GODFATHER
2020-01-03 20:02
#90
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Nice!
2020-01-03 20:03
#91
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United States ottovonlousie 
Undeserving
2020-01-03 20:03
How can he be in top 20??? Recent rating, no MVPs Edit : Ive seen many topics about frozens appearence in top 20 and he has better rating than cerq, has more titles and same number of evps so dont say that frozen should t make top20
2020-01-03 20:06
his map count is too low 78 vs 149 lmfao
2020-01-03 20:21
+1
2020-01-03 21:44
#154
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
Dude, check the number of events EG got top3 at. Then check nubmer of events mouz got top3 at. Then ANALysis tier of the events. Then stop asking stupid questions
2020-01-03 20:31
this question is as stuped as like asking if 2+2 is 4 then how the fuck is 4-2=2???
2020-01-04 02:41
#94
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Libya serialfucker 
brehze top 15?
2020-01-03 20:04
#95
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Finland Emvi 
Deserved! Bulgarian bulldozer
2020-01-03 20:04
#96
NAF | 
India FosFate 
Everyone thought he'd be Top 15 lol
2020-01-03 20:04
nice, but he should be higher, top 15, 14
2020-01-03 20:04
Well played!
2020-01-03 20:04
3/3. Ez
2020-01-03 20:04
1 player in everyday. residentsleeper
2020-01-03 20:05
#156
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
It was like this like 10 years now lol.
2020-01-03 20:31
no i remember posted two players in every day
2020-01-03 20:33
#158
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
I dont remember stuff liek this, but i think i started actively using hltv in like 2008.
2020-01-03 20:34
only #18?? I thought he would be like 11-12
2020-01-03 20:05
He would be if he didnt shit the bed in the playoffs
2020-01-03 20:11
undeserved as FUCK
2020-01-03 20:05
#108
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United States Vollizie 
Oof, 1.04 playoff rating. Hoping he steps it up in 2020!
2020-01-03 20:06
Meh, he shouldn't be above brollan, same rating, worse impact and 2 less EVPs
2020-01-03 20:08
#114
girL | 
CIS Sforz 
So CeRq and impulsivE is boyfriends? mens?
2020-01-03 20:08
I arent think that men)
2020-01-04 05:02
#116
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China KingHarlaus 
unexpected to be above ethan
2020-01-03 20:09
#117
oBo | 
United States Plactus 
Deserved. Great player, been following him since his days in outlaws
2020-01-03 20:09
Nice placement. So Brehze should be in top 10.
2020-01-03 20:10
cerq > ec0lai
2020-01-03 20:10
#122
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
Ethan>Brollan>Cerq lul raiting
2020-01-03 20:11
expected him top 10. one of 2 reasons why EG had some success.
2020-01-03 20:12
#233
Olivia | 
Austria SplasJ 
EG still dogshit even if brehze is also in the top20 the team is crap
2020-01-03 23:24
Nice bait, the team was 4th in 2019
2020-01-04 01:38
OMEGALUL
2020-01-03 20:12
Nice bratko
2020-01-03 20:12
#129
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Chile MOUZ_16_EG_0 
Sick awper when its on
2020-01-03 20:13
#131
NAF | 
Europe ColdFiree 
he deserve more
2020-01-03 20:14
A playoff rating of 1.04 doesn’t deserve more like wtf people
2020-01-03 20:18
they are dumb, let them go
2020-01-03 21:40
deserved gratz, let go kid
2020-01-03 20:15
Brezhe must still be yet to come then, right?
2020-01-03 20:15
Yes, top 8-12
2020-01-03 20:18
First
2020-01-03 20:18
#140
s1mple | 
Canada roylin 
k
2020-01-03 20:18
deserved
2020-01-03 20:18
#142
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Korea daeon 
Too low
2020-01-03 20:19
17º KSCERATO
2020-01-03 20:20
#149
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Bulgaria gosholin 
Nice
2020-01-03 20:27
Frozen > cerq
2020-01-03 20:31
#162
fnx | 
Brazil w001 
deserved more!
2020-01-03 20:36
Deserved but should be in top15
2020-01-03 20:37
Best flick on the scene
2020-01-03 20:37
Deserved , godlike awper
2020-01-03 20:38
#166
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United States Trump2020KAG 
lets go NRG....last year ethan brez cerq all top25 now broke into the list this year GGboys gota wait till the top10 for brehzeeeee god tho
2020-01-03 20:38
deserves to be higher tbh
2020-01-03 20:39
a fragmovie vs...tier4 teams they dont even shoot 2 him ..they aint move hahaha dont deserve to be in top20
2020-01-03 20:40
2020-01-04 02:25
poizon > cerq mark my words
2020-01-03 20:42
#208
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Norway JorgyZ 
I will mark them, but i have zero faith in them
2020-01-03 21:45
#170
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North America pieisgood186 
Xsepower should be top 15 then, no?
2020-01-03 20:44
#178
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United States jmarcelo 
LMAO
2020-01-03 20:54
#183
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Myanmar xdcc 
higher
2020-01-03 21:05
+2
2020-01-03 21:06
wow
2020-01-03 20:44
Wow, didn't expected that. But deserved. One of the best Awpers.
2020-01-03 20:48
#175
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Bulgaria goshyy 
Absolutely deserved, I am so so proud of him!
2020-01-03 20:51
#176
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Europe Vallon3 
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2020-01-03 20:53
#177
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United States jmarcelo 
Yeeaah
2020-01-03 20:54
#179
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK 
ma men
2020-01-03 20:58
#182
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
Beast!
2020-01-03 21:05
I didn t expect that. But he deserved this in 2018 so karma
2020-01-03 21:05
deserves atleast 3 places higher
2020-01-03 21:13
#192
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Sweden Akoulad 
doesnt even deserve top 30 but OK
2020-01-03 21:17
#195
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Switzerland x676 
+1
2020-01-03 21:20
#193
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Bulgaria LorDDemoniC 
2020-01-03 21:19
#196
Brehze | 
Ukraine SL__ 
Expected 17.Frozen
2020-01-03 21:21
no
2020-01-03 21:21
#200
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Finland kommunisti 
very good player! thought he'd be top15
2020-01-03 21:26
Lul
2020-01-03 21:37
congrats bulgarian bull. BUTTTT could have been higher. he is higher to me.
2020-01-03 21:40
#207
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Norway JorgyZ 
I think he deserved a little higher, like #15 at least
2020-01-03 21:45
#210
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United States xiquo 
the fact that he is only #18 shows how much talent is in the cs seen now.
2020-01-03 21:49
Wow expected him to be definitely higher
2020-01-03 21:57
Cerq group stage warrior
2020-01-03 22:03
#213
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Brazil hugoooo 
Two EVPS only??? wow I thought he would have lots
2020-01-03 22:03
#215
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Hungary subzera 
only 18? kinda low
2020-01-03 22:12
KSCERATO > cerq
2020-01-03 22:13
#217
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United States jay_320 
I don't understand how Brollan or Ethan are below Cerq tbh. That playoff rating is kind of rough. And the overall rating doesn't make the case for me either. I thought Cerq had a chance to sneak in at 20. Guess I'm dumb.
2020-01-03 22:18
#224
Brehze | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Brollan because he wasnt really doing anything the first part of the year fnatic was weak til they made changes. Ethan because he dropped off at the biggest events, the majors and cologne for example. He really struggled with consistency
2020-01-03 22:53
MACHKAI CECKOOO
2020-01-03 22:33
who?
2020-01-03 22:37
ropz woxic frozen!! Take my energy #Vamouz
2020-01-03 22:40
good player but not a top 20
2020-01-03 22:50
#228
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United States EmperorTrump 
coldzera won't even be in top20 btw
2020-01-03 23:05
sad
2020-01-06 12:24
The guy with the most AWP kills is #18?! I can't understand you HLTV.org I am sure that is because he's bulgarian but if he was american you were going to put him in top 5!! I'm so angry!!
2020-01-03 22:57
HAHAHAHAHAHAA
2020-01-03 23:22
Why are you laughting?
2020-01-03 23:33
Because you think his natoinality makes the difference, its silly
2020-01-04 01:30
#240
sergej | 
Finland Dubsq 
1.04 playoffs rating = low rank :(
2020-01-03 23:47
Rating is not the most important thing brother
2020-01-04 00:24
#328
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha 
Literally means he Dogshit in playoffs
2020-01-07 04:07
#261
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Bulgaria CHAPOLE! 
Is this happens because we're from Bulgaria
2020-01-04 02:21
For sure
2020-01-04 11:04
IS THIS HAPPENS BECAUSE WE ARE FROM BULGARIA???
2020-01-05 22:10
Deserves to be higher
2020-01-03 23:01
+1
2020-01-03 23:33
Who are these 18/19/20 picks??? no names
2020-01-03 23:03
Top 20 players of Evil Geniuses
2020-01-03 23:22
God Cerq
2020-01-03 23:22
Looking forward to see this guy in top 10 next years. Deserved!
2020-01-03 23:26
#237
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France cedd 
deserved
2020-01-03 23:36
#242
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
deserved !
2020-01-03 23:52
#243
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United States Rakitic 
Ez for the best Bulgarian AWPer
2020-01-03 23:59
I agree with him on poizon. He will be one of the vest awpers of 2020
2020-01-04 00:15
deserved
2020-01-04 00:19
#251
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Deserves to be in the top15 imho, but still, proud too see a bulgarian player in the top20 for the first time ever. He's a real talent no questions asked, only a matter of time for him to climb that list.
2020-01-04 01:26
+1
2020-01-04 01:34
ok overrated, this place should be zywho i think
2020-01-04 01:38
Deserved, hopefully next year he becomes even more consistent
2020-01-04 01:42
wtf only 18? top3 awper 2019 for sure
2020-01-04 02:06
not deserved
2020-01-04 02:51
#269
smooya | 
United States DustNG 
definitely needs to be higher on the rankings literally carries evil geniuses to the finals of every tournament they go to and get no help and then they choke
2020-01-04 03:03
#329
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha 
Cerq is barely their 2nd best player??
2020-01-07 04:08
#270
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Latvia Jancho33 
Wow, best from EG on 18th, some fanboys might go crazeeeeee
2020-01-04 04:14
#278
Brehze | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Nt
2020-01-04 07:22
#271
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United States suprahb 
I think I had Cerq at 17.
2020-01-04 04:17
ok. brehze left
2020-01-04 05:00
#274
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Belarus jugadorJJ 
Fake news. Should be top15 or higher!
2020-01-04 06:10
#284
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
exact!
2020-01-04 09:54
Serk #1
2020-01-04 06:43
Cerq is amazing, no doubt
2020-01-04 06:54
#279
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China Yao_Ming 
wow NA is really going to have 8 players in top 20???
2020-01-04 07:40
Cerq is from Bulgaria
2020-01-04 08:44
5
2020-01-05 19:52
#283
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
ROBBED OUT OF TOP 15 :(((
2020-01-04 09:54
He should be top 10 at least
2020-01-04 11:05
#304
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
I know you are saying this not only because we are Bulgarians, but because those are the facts: CerQ and Breehze carried EG to top1.
2020-01-04 14:18
Only 18? wow..:(
2020-01-04 11:14
Yeah... I guess he has to be top 15-13, but only top 18. He's done a great job to become better for himself
2020-01-04 11:58
#296
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Brazil cadik 
s0mple is higher than cerq ? this rating kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-04 12:18
Yup. I think like you
2020-01-04 14:29
I for sure thought Cerq would be higher considering him and Brehze we're the pillars holding up EG
2020-01-04 12:44
#305
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
+1 they just won't admit a Bulgarian in top 15
2020-01-04 14:19
#307
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Bulgaria Testforfun 
Stop...you are making all of us look bad.
2020-01-04 14:21
#309
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
its true - if you have been to the western parts of Europe, they are very racist to Bulgarians (because of gypsies)
2020-01-04 15:03
Cerq 10 minimum.
2020-01-04 12:59
#300
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Deserved higher tbh, but nt next year Cerq
2020-01-04 13:27
18th for cerq is a jorke! He should be at least top 15. Lets see who is gonna be upper...
2020-01-04 14:16
Can someone explain me how Cerq can be 18 while Brollan and Ethan are 19 and 20 regarding to stats. Cerq is better than them only in surviving and has a lower ADR. Moreover he sucks in playoff.
2020-01-04 14:19
HLTV is a bulgarian site
2020-01-04 19:28
Hoping Azr, Jkaem, Liaz, Jks or Gratata will be on the top 20 this year! Lets go 100 thieves
2020-01-04 15:36
Lol expected and biased af HLTV is a bulgarian site
2020-01-04 19:28
lul
2020-01-04 19:40
#318
jOELZ | 
Finland ZAPAANS 
cute fatboy, with money he could get all the pussy or ass he wants BUT hes so shyboy that it has to come right into him
2020-01-05 08:18
SUS
2020-01-05 22:11
#320
D0cC | 
Netherlands Y0r1ck 
Top10 at least, Underrated af
2020-01-05 14:26
#331
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Big Boi crushing!
2020-01-08 12:44
#332
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Albania art_gess 
cerqIk my boy
2020-01-08 13:17
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