Xyp9x, EliGE take on leadership roles in CSPPA

Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth and Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski have been elected Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA), it has been announced.

The news of the election was revealed in a press release published by the CSPPA, which added that the seven members of the board of players took part in the voting process.

Additionally, Mads Øland has been named the CEO of the CSPPA after working for the association for a year on a part-time, voluntary basis, while Michael Døi has been hired as COO. The appointment of Mr. Øland as CEO comes just days after he resigned as Director of the Danish Football Players’ Association, a position he had held for 23 years.

Xyp9x is the active Chairman of the CSPPA

Xyp9x was heavily involved in the creation of the CSPPA in 2018 together with community figure Scott "⁠SirScoots⁠" Smith. Last week, the association made headlines after it reached an agreement with ESL and DreamHack for the participation of players in the ESL Pro Tour, the new global event circuit that will launch later this week at DreamHack Open Leipzig.

“I am very honored to have been chosen by my colleagues on the CSPPA board as the Chairman of the board," Xyp9x said in a statement.

"Excited to take on the tasks of helping that kid signing his first contract as well as making structural changes that benefit the players and the ecosystem of CS:GO as a whole."

Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt, Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik, Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo, Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong and Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert are the other members of the board of players, which has remained unaltered since the CSPPA was formed. In August 2019, Sean "⁠seang@res⁠" Gares was employed as a player advisor, while at the start of this year, Louise Kwang joined the team as an Executive Assistant.

The CSPPA was formed with the goal of becoming "the collective voice of the players in CS:GO and an important stakeholder in the industry". At the time of launch, the union had around 90 players, but the current number of members is unknown.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1667
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
United States Scott 'SirScoots' Smith
Scott 'SirScoots' Smith
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1209
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1520
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1605
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1230
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
33
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
wtf
2020-01-20 22:46
17 replies
Nice
2020-01-20 22:50
15 replies
TARIK WILL BE #1 PLAYER IN TOP 20 NEXT YEAR AND CHAIRMAN
2020-01-20 23:12
14 replies
Bot
2020-01-20 23:18
11 replies
tf u say
2020-01-21 00:20
10 replies
9 replies
true goat
2020-01-21 00:49
5 replies
4 replies
2020-01-21 03:23
3 replies
:P
2020-01-21 03:43
2 replies
#136
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Netherlands ZoMilan
Reported for spam
2020-01-21 06:04
1 reply
Your life sucks
2020-01-21 15:03
#151
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Denmark mrlolba
Destruction 100
2020-01-21 08:30
Rekt
2020-01-21 12:33
+1
2020-01-21 00:20
nothing checks out
2020-01-21 07:58
xddd
2020-01-20 22:52
#4
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Europe AllowItFam
LOL
2020-01-20 22:46
wat is this men
2020-01-20 22:46
6 replies
Illuminati but for cs pros. They all gather and agree on who's going to throw, and fix matches to make $$$
2020-01-20 23:16
2 replies
+1.
2020-01-21 07:06
1 reply
Loool
2020-01-21 12:10
#88
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United States JoshDAA
Basically a labor union for csgo players, so new players dont get abused by little to no pay line NIP
2020-01-20 23:37
2 replies
#137
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Netherlands ZoMilan
MORE FAZE! MORE PAYLINE
2020-01-21 06:05
thAnkk
2020-01-21 07:35
#8
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Argentina n4ziS1mple
???wtf
2020-01-20 22:46
#9
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United Kingdom VOSSKi
lul wtf
2020-01-20 22:47
So?
2020-01-20 22:46
NEW ERA
2020-01-20 22:47
2 replies
#39
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Sweden Mouz_no1
What even is this?
2020-01-20 22:54
1 reply
it's basically a union. They sort things like the player's vacation out, aside from protecting newcomers from abusive employment practices.
2020-01-21 16:23
smartest players in and out of the game POG
2020-01-20 22:47
What's that csppa for?
2020-01-20 22:47
11 replies
#32
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Player association
2020-01-20 22:53
It's pretty much a csgo player union
2020-01-20 23:00
3 replies
#66
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Spain N0Love
Soviets everywhere
2020-01-20 23:14
2 replies
Xyp9x and Elige are commies
2020-01-20 23:30
1 reply
#90
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Spain N0Love
Hippity hoppity abolish private property
2020-01-20 23:42
C sharp professional programmers association
2020-01-20 23:05
5 replies
Printf("Nice");
2020-01-21 01:47
2 replies
#145
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Greece Graecos
Nt
2020-01-21 07:34
with that coding you too could become vice-chairman
2020-01-21 15:31
Debug.Log("Nice");
2020-01-21 17:00
+1
2020-01-21 20:31
#14
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Estonia RopzTop1
get rid of blast?
2020-01-20 22:47
14 replies
#67
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Spain N0Love
You mean the parent company of Astralis which Xyp9x is part and founder of? What do you think?
2020-01-20 23:15
13 replies
Astralis is not tied to blast anymore
2020-01-20 23:47
7 replies
+1
2020-01-20 23:59
#99
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Portugal hpn-
You forgot "on paper".
2020-01-21 00:16
2 replies
+1
2020-01-21 07:07
True
2020-01-21 19:35
I don't think that's entirely true
2020-01-21 03:00
1 reply
#156
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Denmark Menterx
Proof? I know you live in the part of the world where corruption is very very common, but I would like to see some proof.
2020-01-21 09:54
AHAHAHAHA
2020-01-21 18:54
#117
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Estonia RopzTop1
How can you call yourself an Astralis fan and not realize they detached from BLAST several months ago. Plastic fan :)
2020-01-21 01:36
4 replies
Well BLAST's propaganda has been working pretty well at fooling you.
2020-01-21 03:01
1 reply
#157
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Denmark Menterx
Propaganda, you should know, right?
2020-01-21 09:55
#160
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Spain N0Love
Show me what rules say I can't be a fan of Astralis as a team and how they play my favourite game of all time and at the same time be critic with themselves as an org? I don't like the Blast Pro Series so far (although they can change formats I'm not a hater) and I don't like how Nikolaj Nyholm has handled the relationship between Astralis and the Blast last year. And yes, I know they splitted up in paper so they can shut Valve and the media up about conflict of interest but it doesn't matter if they separate 1 company into 2 if money belongs to the same people and overall decisions are taken by the same guys. You can literally still track the connections between Nikolaj, the Blast and Astralis to this day in Danish trade market data and records since they make public a lot of stuff other countries don't. It's all in a video Richard Lewis made after the news of them splitting up. Again, I'm not a Blast hater, just not a fan of what they've done so far. And that doesn't make me less Astralis fan tbh
2020-01-21 10:08
1 reply
Owned
2020-01-21 12:14
#15
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United Kingdom Jim3110
???dfsf
2020-01-20 22:47
this is poetic. xyp9x is chairman, and elige is vice chairman. Liquid forever #2 feelsbad
2020-01-20 22:47
4 replies
You´re right. Good funny observation :o)
2020-01-20 23:04
LUL, only a Liquid fan would see things in such a manner :D
2020-01-20 23:47
wtf men)))
2020-01-21 01:18
PepeHands
2020-01-21 20:33
CS GO socialism ) pensions for retire players
2020-01-20 22:47
#18
tarik | 
Canada ZHF
Pog
2020-01-20 22:48
#19
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United States xiquo
this wont go wrong at all
2020-01-20 22:48
3 replies
Wrong :) Mads Øland is a beast. This can only mean trouble, but I guess a union is a good thing - all in all.
2020-01-22 06:48
2 replies
#195
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United States xiquo
sarcasm my friend. also name does not check out.
2020-01-22 06:53
1 reply
Smiley, my friend
2020-01-29 04:38
#20
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Finland mbee
wtf
2020-01-20 22:48
#21
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Nice men))
2020-01-20 22:48
don't forget to teach the kid where to buy a good private hacks that for lan tournament
2020-01-20 22:48
2 replies
bruh
2020-01-21 20:33
1 reply
this will be a fact after years
2020-01-21 22:28
So many first post hunters in here lol, pathetic guys. Anyways, good move.
2020-01-20 22:49
Is elige from poland?:)
2020-01-20 22:49
11 replies
#44
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Poland WildM
His family is. His last name is typical for Poland, last name that end by -ski -cki -dzki means that his ancestors were of noble origin in 1400-1900
2020-01-20 22:56
10 replies
Sure about the nobility thing? I thought -ski had something to do with geography, which part or town you were from.
2020-01-20 23:06
7 replies
#59
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Poland WildM
100% sure my friend :)
2020-01-20 23:07
6 replies
#71
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Spain N0Love
I thought it was like '-ez' with Spanish last names which means 'son of'. I've always thougt it was the same for other typical last names from other countries
2020-01-20 23:21
4 replies
#74
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Poland WildM
We dont have that thing but it works like that in Russia. If your father name is Vladimir then you are >First name< Vladimirovich >last name<
2020-01-20 23:23
2 replies
#75
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Poland WildM
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin for example xD
2020-01-20 23:24
1 reply
#89
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Spain N0Love
Ahhhh lol didn't know that was his name ok like GGG the boxer then
2020-01-20 23:39
patronymic last names, many countries have them, but their system isn't used anymore except on Iceland
2020-01-21 00:58
#154
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Europe borghesia
It used to be true, but hasn't been in over 100 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_name#Suffix..
2020-01-21 09:11
Thx:) the polish scene has always generated talents tbh
2020-01-21 07:25
Thx:) the polish scene has always generated talents tbh
2020-01-21 07:25
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-01-20 22:49
the definitive man
2020-01-20 22:49
#28
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Finland Smoonah
wtf
2020-01-20 22:50
#30
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United States SilveryoHD
nice to see the number 2 player of 2019 and xyp takin leadership
2020-01-20 22:53
1 reply
??? s1mple could never represent the CSPPA, he's way too toxic
2020-01-20 23:01
ez vac
2020-01-20 22:53
#33
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Poland Blindilek
Can someone explain to me what's going on in this post? because I do not understand
2020-01-20 22:53
8 replies
poland be like:
2020-01-20 22:54
2 replies
#51
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Poland Szcz
Leave him 😡
2020-01-20 23:02
1 reply
sorry menas((( got carried away
2020-01-21 00:10
#56
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North America noahB_
the CSPPA is basically the union for csgo players, XYP9X has been elected as chairman and elige as vice chairman
2020-01-20 23:05
4 replies
#60
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Poland Blindilek
And what is CSPPA, what do they do? thanks for the answer :)
2020-01-20 23:08
3 replies
Basically, if a tournament organiser or team organisation (or even Valve) does something which the players consider to be unfair, the CSPPA allows them to do something about it.
2020-01-20 23:26
2 replies
#87
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Poland Blindilek
Thank you so much for the answer :) I expected it!
2020-01-20 23:36
yeah thanks bruh
2020-01-21 21:02
#34
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Poland WildM
Wow :O
2020-01-20 22:53
#38
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Korea yokol
nice
2020-01-20 22:54
HUGE!
2020-01-20 22:55
#42
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Denmark zorglubx
This can only be a good thing for players overall. Proud to see my countrymen take this responsibility, and help create a better environment for new players too. I hope they get some cloud, and will be able to influence things to the better for everyone.
2020-01-20 22:56
3 replies
#53
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Mexico MEXlCO
i dont understand, are they the deciders on who gets banned like back in ibp? ort hwat they do?
2020-01-20 23:03
2 replies
no they are going to make sure that all players, even brand new pros get paid way more than they should, and also are going to make it so teams dont have to attend as many tournaments bc they are always saying how they feel "overworked". So basically this union will make the lives of pros more lucrative while allowing them to do less for the spectators.
2020-01-20 23:43
1 reply
That would make it the example of economic scissors
2020-01-21 10:01
Tarik should be the vice
2020-01-20 22:56
4 replies
yea sure lets put a braindead peanutbrain vice of something. 0/8
2020-01-20 22:59
3 replies
Russkiy brain , you didn't get the joke
2020-01-20 23:13
Xyp9x can lend turok some brain
2020-01-20 23:25
1 reply
#111
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Indonesia lumayan
HAHAHA
2020-01-21 01:17
#46
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Finland jUPPE!
How long til EligE tries to get xyp kicked and became chairman himself.
2020-01-20 22:59
1 reply
5hours and 22minutes
2020-01-20 23:01
#48
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Europe Krychaaaa
wtf
2020-01-20 23:01
add players to make D E M O C R A C Y
2020-01-20 23:10
Xyp9x biggest brain in CSGO history, expected
2020-01-20 23:04
#61
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Denmark Thishan
Xyp9x seems very powerful man on planet!
2020-01-20 23:11
#63
Fors | 
Brazil ricca
taco lmao
2020-01-20 23:13
Finally. There will be no playerbreak before the major
2020-01-20 23:14
is this the csgo players(workers) union?
2020-01-20 23:19
fuck socialism
2020-01-20 23:21
Tarik on the list nice
2020-01-20 23:22
Trump for president!
2020-01-20 23:24
Xyp9x for president
2020-01-20 23:25
#80
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Panama ayykaramba
Congratulations on becoming the chairman of a useless organization
2020-01-20 23:29
#81
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Germany ConAction
I dont even get what is happening there ?
2020-01-20 23:29
1 reply
players union. This was likely due to the aftermath of the PEA controversy where the PEA attempted to make a pro league exclusive to NA but with a catch: any team signing up are banned from participating in other leagues like EPL. This was also the reason why TSM dropped out of csgo, they were the main perpetrator of the scandal.
2020-01-20 23:34
#82
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
xyp9x CEO of csgo
2020-01-20 23:30
Xyp9x will regulate the nVidia Smoke Hack usage and cancel private subscription for unliked ones
2020-01-20 23:30
#85
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United States TrashPanda
Oh all the fucktards not knowing what this is but are on HLTV all day. Ffs.
2020-01-20 23:32
1 reply
Some unrelated shit to the game.
2020-01-21 17:52
#92
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Portugal BraZGod
Xyp9x unban SWAGGGGG
2020-01-20 23:46
XypeX BIG BRAIN nice
2020-01-20 23:53
he never will get money from that right? HA
2020-01-21 00:14
deserved for 200iq xyp and GODliGE good step to make esports a more professional sport tho
2020-01-21 00:25
#103
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Poland Adisky
EG TOP 1 2020
2020-01-21 00:31
So unban Jamppi!
2020-01-21 00:44
The Clutch Chairman
2020-01-21 00:44
1 reply
Haha
2020-01-21 12:20
Great idea. Promising to see the CS scene becoming more professional. Xyp seems like a bloke with a great temperament for this position
2020-01-21 00:45
#113
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Denmark Pabuna
Expected
2020-01-21 01:19
#114
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Europe loonek4
why tarik lol
2020-01-21 01:21
Unions are not a bad thing in themselves. As long as they don't create barriers for new upcoming players that are not unionized its all good.
2020-01-21 01:27
xyp9x playing 4D chess, already has a retirement plan in case cs goes to shit lmao
2020-01-21 01:34
1 reply
<3
2020-01-21 12:21
#118
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Portugal Drago845
haha
2020-01-21 01:45
They could make valve unban v$m
2020-01-21 01:51
Nice
2020-01-21 02:46
#122
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Europe Winde
Karrigan should be in charge of the csppa
2020-01-21 02:46
Lulquid second to Astralis once again KEKW
2020-01-21 02:54
how do people not know the CSPPA
2020-01-21 03:50
#131
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Russia LeGoBoys
Big place for the big brain
2020-01-21 03:55
#132
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Ukraine ksay
liquid second again LEL
2020-01-21 04:07
1 reply
true KEKW
2020-01-21 04:26
wtf is this
2020-01-21 04:13
CSPPA? Pen-Pineapple-Apple?
2020-01-21 04:39
1 reply
Die
2020-01-21 06:14
Pretty sure it's to prevent amateur teams from being taken advantage of. As many current pro players probably have had a negative experience with an organization regarding payment.
2020-01-21 06:34
Noooo!!!! Mads Øland has ruined so much during conflicts in the danish football scene between the pro player base and the clubs... why the hell has he been chosen as CEO? He's the worst person for the job. He has no sense of reality when shit hits the fan.
2020-01-21 06:48
Comrade Jonathan will make all salaries equal from Besiktas to Astralis
2020-01-21 07:34
interesting liquid #2 again xaxaxa
2020-01-21 08:01
Øland gjorde det godt i spillerforeningen
2020-01-21 08:24
Liquid 2nd as always KEK
2020-01-21 08:48
#153
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Finland 0lter
If you watched it, a player played it
2020-01-21 09:01
why there are no representatives of asia and cis, there must be representative of each region imo. also why there are no guys like forest and neo, people who have been there since the beginning and have enormous experience in everything related to cs.
2020-01-21 09:32
nice mens)))
2020-01-21 10:04
Nice
2020-01-21 10:07
undeserved
2020-01-21 14:00
Why n0thing in here he no pro no more
2020-01-21 14:27
VAC inc
2020-01-21 15:06
I imagine CSPPA will try and influence the tournament calender, so they are not so close together in time and far apart in distance. Jet lag was a problem for many teams this season.
2020-01-21 15:16
Uh that’s Vice Chairman Jablonowski to you
2020-01-21 15:35
nice
2020-01-21 15:41
Not can stop funny! Hahahahahahahaha
2020-01-21 16:22
interesting
2020-01-21 16:45
good move
2020-01-21 18:41
Cheating Professional Players' Association. youtu.be/r9z4J3cG8vA youtu.be/hycsr86OnDg
2020-01-21 23:47
From clutch minister to clutch chairman
2020-01-21 23:52
It's funny because the relationship between the community and players is so superficial I can't imagine these guys being called "chairmen" even for a second
2020-01-22 22:59
1 reply
I mean, it's like they only exist in a computer or in a stage. Like they're not a person
2020-01-22 23:00
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