s1mple claims IEM Katowice MVP medal

Natus Vincere star Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev is the recipient of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of IEM Katowice.

The Ukrainian prodigy capped off a memorable individual tournament with a 1.50 rating in Na`Vi's 3-0 demolition job of G2 in the final, topping the scoreboard on Dust2, the closest of the three maps, where he posted a 1.35 rating.

s1mple leaves Katowice with the highest tournament rating overall (1.33), with his closest suitor being Vitality's Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut, who posted a 1.24 rating. He had only one below-average rating, in the 8-16 defeat to FaZe on Nuke (0.57), and brought his best to the playoffs, in which he averaged a sensational 1.50 rating.

s1mple scoops his tenth MVP medal

He was featured in the stats leaderboards in 13 categories besides rating, seven of which at the summit, most notably KDD (+119), Damage Difference per Round (+21.4), Kills per Round (0.83) and Success in Opening Duels (73.8%)

He increases his medal count to ten, becoming joint second on the list of players with the most MVP honors, together with Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund and Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub. Astralis' Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz still holds the record, with 15 medals to his name.

France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1718
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1277
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1802
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
s1mple ez top 1 GOD PLAYER
2020-03-01 20:21
16 replies
Deserved and expected
2020-03-01 20:22
nah coldzera is still better tbh
2020-03-01 20:22
10 replies
#95
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Ukraine Chipaet
ColdWHOra?
2020-03-01 20:25
Xdddddd
2020-03-01 20:27
don't forget about kscerato
2020-03-01 20:28
Are you stupid?
2020-03-01 20:28
1 reply
Are YOU stupid?
2020-03-01 20:48
ColdWHO?ra
2020-03-01 20:29
+1
2020-03-01 20:52
Not popular opinion, but i really enjoyed coldzera in his prime years (year?). As for s1mple he's great, but everything looks too easy when he does his crazy things. Still best player in csgo history, i just miss old coldzera.
2020-03-01 21:55
2 replies
#247
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Estonia pj4
or olofmeister in his prime. what a days. maybe we are just nostalgic about the past. I still love simple def my favourite player of all time.
2020-03-02 06:48
1 reply
Agreed. At least Olof is an old man just like me, which is nice xD
2020-03-02 08:54
+1
2020-03-01 20:23
easy 4 s1mple
2020-03-01 20:27
#233
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Poland roger1254
+1
2020-03-02 00:14
#239
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Azerbaijan kenshi999
Well deserved!
2020-03-02 02:54
#2
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Israel Sonnabend
ok
2020-03-01 20:21
3 replies
Boombl4 robbed. He deserves.
2020-03-01 21:36
2 replies
0/8
2020-03-01 21:46
1 reply
He was best at grand final
2020-03-02 06:33
ez
2020-03-01 20:21
2 replies
ArT1Co0L (on YouTube)
2020-03-01 20:21
1 reply
reported
2020-03-02 03:38
Expected
2020-03-01 20:21
deserved
2020-03-01 20:21
2 replies
+1
2020-03-01 20:31
Liquid fan but still +1
2020-03-01 20:36
#8
NAF | 
Finland tpsa
ez4s1mple
2020-03-01 20:21
1 reply
+1
2020-03-01 20:23
ez for the best player in the world EVER!
2020-03-01 20:21
7 replies
+1
2020-03-01 20:23
+1
2020-03-01 20:23
+1
2020-03-01 20:27
+1
2020-03-01 20:33
#181
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Brazil arunino
+1 s1mple GOD and GOAT!
2020-03-01 21:03
#222
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1 the GOAT
2020-03-01 23:10
+1
2020-03-02 04:48
1
2020-03-01 20:21
#12
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Switzerland x676
deserved
2020-03-01 20:21
ez
2020-03-01 20:21
EZ
2020-03-01 20:21
the best ever
2020-03-01 20:21
o
2020-03-01 20:21
1 reply
+1
2020-03-01 20:26
#18
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Norway Lykkeboe
damn
2020-03-01 20:21
S1MPLEZERA
2020-03-01 20:21
-12 undeserved
2020-03-01 20:21
4 replies
LUL WHAT xd
2020-03-01 20:22
How is that undeserved
2020-03-01 20:45
hahaha how much?
2020-03-01 21:09
+1 boombl4 deserved it
2020-03-01 21:38
#21
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Russia GramDEL
Deserved
2020-03-01 20:21
worst tournament ever
2020-03-01 20:21
7 replies
Cuz Na'Vi anally destroyed everyone ?
2020-03-01 20:31
3 replies
boring final if something.
2020-03-01 21:36
2 replies
It would be boring any way cuz Na'Vi would destroy anyone in finals
2020-03-01 21:37
1 reply
+1
2020-03-02 13:56
stfu fake flagger
2020-03-01 21:09
the worst was Krakow major
2020-03-01 23:30
1 reply
CIS hater, understandable
2020-03-02 05:18
#23
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CIS sergioff
DESERVED !! GOAT OF CS
2020-03-01 20:21
#24
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Europe Hogi
Zywho???
2020-03-01 20:21
#25
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CIS tikoo123
8/8
2020-03-01 20:21
Deserved. God tier performance from everyone though
2020-03-01 20:21
goat
2020-03-01 20:21
#28
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Germany DEBlL
why no zywoo
2020-03-01 20:21
Ez
2020-03-01 20:21
#31
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China Rynaki
Probably the best player in the world right now
2020-03-01 20:21
2 replies
Not probably , for sure.
2020-03-01 20:28
1 reply
+1
2020-03-01 20:42
GOAT
2020-03-01 20:21
#33
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Poland humen))))
why not boombla ?
2020-03-01 20:21
6 replies
Check whole tournament stats, not only gradfinal stats.
2020-03-01 20:27
5 replies
#149
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Asia en1lykS
+1
2020-03-01 20:34
Did u even see the final? Delusional.
2020-03-01 21:45
2 replies
Nice try bro
2020-03-01 22:08
Nice try bro
2020-03-02 07:07
+1
2020-03-02 13:57
Goat
2020-03-01 20:21
#35
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Paraguay darthkaazi
yes
2020-03-01 20:21
#36
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Latvia tibr0
EZ GOD REAL TOP ONE GREATEST TO TOUCH CSGO
2020-03-01 20:21
GOAT
2020-03-01 20:21
#39
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Europe FadeyAway
no.1 2020 easily
2020-03-01 20:22
n1
2020-03-01 20:22
GOAT
2020-03-01 20:22
1 reply
+1
2020-03-01 20:22
Na'Vi new era?
2020-03-01 20:22
1 reply
+1
2020-03-01 20:22
Deserved. The Greatest player of all time. s1mple top1 2020 :)
2020-03-01 20:22
1 reply
#223
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1111
2020-03-01 23:13
damn only one negative rating
2020-03-01 20:22
Not deserved! Devvek1ng was much better :(
2020-03-01 20:22
5 replies
keep crying
2020-03-01 20:25
#133
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Tunisia cha3bata
Cryin is free :D
2020-03-01 20:30
Devvebot*
2020-03-01 20:31
+1
2020-03-01 23:34
stop fakeflagging
2020-03-02 07:19
#47
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Argentina Chief02
deserved
2020-03-01 20:22
Goat of csgo
2020-03-01 20:22
That 2.09 against astralis No one ever done that to Astralis
2020-03-01 20:22
s1mple 💜
2020-03-01 20:22
GOAT
2020-03-01 20:22
So ez for Sasha.
2020-03-01 20:22
G O A T
2020-03-01 20:22
ZYWHO??????????
2020-03-01 20:22
expected
2020-03-01 20:23
#61
LUq | 
Poland legitb
deserved
2020-03-01 20:23
beast
2020-03-01 20:23
#64
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United Kingdom trtr098
Zywho overrated trash s1 real GOAT
2020-03-01 20:23
boomu4 mwp, simple su***kkkk
2020-03-01 20:23
deserved
2020-03-01 20:23
#67
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
ZYWHO!??!1
2020-03-01 20:23
#68
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Turkey duxs1
well deserved
2020-03-01 20:23
no boomich?
2020-03-01 20:23
1 reply
#169
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World Notb8ing
whyd he be mvp, he didnt even do all that good other than final, it is whole event mvp...
2020-03-01 20:49
ez ez ez so fucking easy
2020-03-01 20:23
why so easy?
2020-03-01 20:23
S1mple back on awp ez top1 of 2020 electronic top2
2020-03-01 20:23
#76
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Greenland expertmen
No, Hunden is the real MVP
2020-03-01 20:23
2020-03-01 20:24
ZywHo?
2020-03-01 20:24
s1mple_1_major
2020-03-01 20:24
The GOAT.
2020-03-01 20:24
ZYWHO????
2020-03-01 20:24
GODDDDDDD SASHA
2020-03-01 20:24
Well deserved
2020-03-01 20:24
crowd be like: ---
2020-03-01 20:25
#86
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Russia grEminence
GOAT
2020-03-01 20:25
N1!
2020-03-01 20:25
#90
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Uzbekistan EAZY4
expected, congratulations!
2020-03-01 20:25
Ezz
2020-03-01 20:25
What about BIG BOOM??
2020-03-01 20:25
#93
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Bulgaria Minatø
G O A T
2020-03-01 20:25
BOOMBL4 ROBBED
2020-03-01 20:25
deserved
2020-03-01 20:26
Very good showing by Simple but i would still claim MVP eighter Boombl4 or Perfecto. Both were filling roles after most legendery cis players and they did it well. Perfetco fabulous anchor on ct aswell as Boombl4 who was just deleting places in maps from enemy team. That being said gg to Simple he still deservs it.
2020-03-01 20:26
6 replies
s1mple averaged 1.33 over 18 maps, nobody was even close to him
2020-03-01 20:26
what xdd
2020-03-01 20:27
#115
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Russia goodjob
perfecto barely has a positive KDA for the tournament.. it's also not just about the final either, its MVP of the entire tournament
2020-03-01 20:27
2 replies
He fited perfectly to his team role to a very difficult team role. Being an anchor and a t side lurk or entry is way harder than main awp. I myself dont care about ratings, they almost dont show anything. Perfecto aswell as Boombl4 had many great maps crucial clutches and plays in a way harder role. So thats why i would give it to one of them.
2020-03-01 21:44
1 reply
#255
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Russia goodjob
Being an anchor and a t side lurk or entry is way harder than main awp. AHAHA ok
2020-03-02 08:31
XDDD
2020-03-02 00:09
GOAT deserved
2020-03-01 20:26
s1mple haters crying LOL
2020-03-01 20:26
Hunden robbed
2020-03-01 20:26
#103
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Russia goodjob
1.50 rating in the playoffs.. lmao wtf
2020-03-01 20:26
#104
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Uzbekistan kjjjjkkjk
actually it should have been Boombl4
2020-03-01 20:26
1 reply
#143
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Russia Soawii
boomich played well too, but simple has way better rating on this tournament
2020-03-01 20:32
#105
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Italy Chriccro
Imagine not tryharding in a tournament
2020-03-01 20:26
god
2020-03-01 20:27
#110
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Russia Soawii
EZ Clap for s1mple
2020-03-01 20:27
#112
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Denmark nrth_LUL
BOOMBL4 ROBBED
2020-03-01 20:27
3 replies
How? s1mple had a better rating than him, boombl4 was just godlike in final first map.
2020-03-01 20:28
2 replies
#165
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Denmark nrth_LUL
s1mple baits boomblyat doesn't
2020-03-01 20:47
#195
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Brazil arunino
+1
2020-03-01 21:22
GOAT
2020-03-01 20:27
#117
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Spain JLenny47
Where is BIG BOOM BOOMBI4?
2020-03-01 20:27
nothing special, just the GOAT got another MVP there
2020-03-01 20:27
s1mple played like a god but you dont have to start hating on zywoo hes still top2
2020-03-01 20:28
1 reply
#224
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United States 1nsaneMe
AGREED
2020-03-01 23:16
GOAT
2020-03-01 20:28
king is back
2020-03-01 20:28
GOAT I KNEW IT
2020-03-01 20:28
#126
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World Beard43
Such a tournament from this man and NaVi in general. Well deserved!
2020-03-01 20:28
zywoo s1mple. yes
2020-03-01 20:29
Deserved.
2020-03-01 20:29
GOD ZYWOOO NOT EVEN TOP7 SO FAR
2020-03-01 20:29
#132
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Ukraine Chipaet
Deserved
2020-03-01 20:30
G O A T O F C S G O .
2020-03-01 20:31
s1mple shuts down haters
2020-03-01 20:31
s1mple is best player in the world !!!!!
2020-03-01 20:31
WP by navi but what a shit game to watch. G2.. rly??? Also, casters.. "2 weeks of practice" ???? the hype on anything is getting really annoying. See: god hunden
2020-03-01 20:32
#142
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Brazil arunino
The best player EVER! GOAT!!!!
2020-03-01 20:32
1 reply
#145
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Japan pawbeast
Definitely I guess he even make 50% of calls
2020-03-01 20:33
Where is zywho?
2020-03-01 20:33
#146
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China withsn
top1 comes back
2020-03-01 20:33
GOD
2020-03-01 20:33
Guardian:so happy for this trophy,yeah...motherf**cker.
2020-03-01 20:35
GOAT 👌🔥
2020-03-01 20:34
#153
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Brazil cadik
statspadder MVP elec and boombla robbed
2020-03-01 20:36
1 reply
#196
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Brazil arunino
just stfu idiot. did you saw the match at all?
2020-03-01 21:23
lmao he just got an Intel i9 as MVP award :D S1mple is AMD Ryzen sponsored :D
2020-03-01 20:36
Deserved!
2020-03-01 20:36
GOAT (of CSGO) Hopefully Na'Vi can keep up this form and win the major, s1mple deserves it more than anyone, such a talented player.
2020-03-01 20:38
#157
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Ukraine McSwell
2,0 vs Astralis Pog
2020-03-01 20:37
Pretty much obvious that FaZe is the only team to challenge him in skills
2020-03-01 20:40
#159
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Iceland caverat
Dust 2 vs Astralis Goat
2020-03-01 20:40
The moment I saw simples game 3 years back, I knew it he has better skill and game sense. Will be a better cs go player like forest, neo. Last year in top 20 plrs I commented saying device is no where near to simple standards. But ppl overrated device so much. I told simple was better, today with the gift he has he won the tournament and mvp. There are some people like neo, forest, simple who are gifted to be best players. Others are good but not best. Astralis won 3 majors, it's Bcos of team game and glaive not entirely device. Thus whole year you will observe device will prove that is a normal player. Simple got good Igl team they won.
2020-03-01 20:40
4 replies
It's almost like the only results that matter are team results... You can't call someone the GOAT when in the same breathe you admit they can't do shit without a good igl.
2020-03-01 20:50
+1
2020-03-01 20:50
Astralis won 4 majors not 3
2020-03-01 21:36
Device is proved for 6 years that hes exceptional. Even if he posted a .8 rating this year hed be considered top 3 in CSGO
2020-03-02 06:52
Deserved
2020-03-01 20:45
Goat of Csgo
2020-03-01 20:51
beast
2020-03-01 20:52
#175
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Finland EdiEz
S1mple goat
2020-03-01 20:53
#177
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United States GiantDays
Suspected, GG
2020-03-01 20:57
ggwp
2020-03-01 20:57
#179
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CIS LzDinny
2,09 vs Astralis... wtf? beast
2020-03-01 21:02
1 reply
#182
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Brazil arunino
+1 ez for S1mple #CSGOD #GOD #GOAT #THE_BEST_PLAYER_TO_EVER_TOUCH_THIS_GAME
2020-03-01 21:03
Now it is confirmed: he is the Greatest of All Time (by far) Congratulations, Russia! (and Ukraine)
2020-03-01 21:16
#190
mhL | 
Poland Ishii
good job
2020-03-01 21:18
GAOT
2020-03-01 21:18
S1MPEL BLYAT
2020-03-01 21:22
Insane
2020-03-01 21:35
#203
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African Union mikecool
2ez
2020-03-01 21:39
s1mple wins MVP IEM CATOWICE 2020 clips.twitch.tv/BraveCourteousApeLeeroyJ.. Here are stats and what electroNic thinks about it imgur.com/a/zalEKI6
2020-03-01 21:39
#210
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Latvia shikatilo
youtube.com/watch?v=VXt0-e0_aYM eslib ne perfomance s1lmple za kogo on tjanulby flag i gde zhylby
2020-03-01 21:50
gj king
2020-03-01 21:51
deserved, sure he will be #1 2020, too soon? nope i dont think so ...
2020-03-01 21:51
Goat
2020-03-01 22:11
BOOMBL4 deserved it tbh
2020-03-01 22:16
GOAT
2020-03-01 22:25
Astralis' Nicolai "device" Reedtz still holds the record, with 15 medals to his name. xD
2020-03-01 23:22
Deserved
2020-03-01 23:44
ZyWoo how much you pay HLTV for #1 ?
2020-03-01 23:47
oleksandr "p1mple" kostyliev
2020-03-02 00:10
#237
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United States jsxanatos
will twitch stop banning him for saying the F related gamer word now
2020-03-02 02:11
still only 22, insane
2020-03-02 02:46
#251
s1mple | 
World doh
simple best csgo player ever touched this game, pure raw skill
2020-03-02 07:24
Obviously cheating
2020-03-02 08:06
#258
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India Zykd
-rep Electronic should have gotten it. He was getting 2-3 entries regularly and clearing the site.
2020-03-02 08:56
#259
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Ukraine den37773
+rep
2020-03-02 10:40
#260
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Poland tey0wsky
Nice!
2020-03-02 11:47
#261
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India Se!zMic
WHO SAID Simple doesn't deserve number 1 ranking
2020-03-02 12:35
BOOMBL4 DESERVE MORE
2020-03-02 12:53
Best player of all time, dev3ce who?
2020-03-02 12:56
expected and deserved
2020-03-02 18:51
beast, totally deserved
2020-03-03 00:33
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