NiP stun Astralis as EPL Season 11 opening day reaches end

The first day of ESL Pro League Season 11 came to a close with a stunning upset as NiP made light work of world No.2 Astralis.

It has been a rough few months for Astralis. The Danish team, who had lost over 150 points in the world rankings in Monday's weekly update, began their Pro League campaign on the wrong foot as they were humbled by NiP in a quick two-map series.

The Ninjas commenced their impressive campaign on Vertigo, where a convincing start on the T side saw the Swedes pick up a whopping 12 rounds. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's pistol round triple kill gave Astralis a way back into the game, but rifles in the hands of NiP meant a swift 16-6 conclusion to map one, with Fredrik "REZ" Sterner shining with an impressive 1.74 rating.

NiP were too hot for Astralis to handle

After switching to their map pick, Overpass, Astralis managed to claw their initial T-side rounds but once more dropped the ball when faced against rifles. After a three-round string, the former No.1 squad managed to add only one more round to their tally, concluding their offensive half with a seven-round deficit.

Another pistol round seemed like a promising start for the Danes; however, they were once more overpowered by NiP when push came to shove. A back and forth played against Astralis' deficit, as the Danes were defeated, once again without posting double-digits.

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16th March 2020
Sweden
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Vertigo
16
8
Overpass
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 29 - 33 -4 75.0 0.98
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 33 - 33 0 70.3 0.98
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 25 - 34 -9 58.4 0.80
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 23 - 36 -13 62.6 0.70
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 19 - 39 -20 64.5 0.62
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 45 - 27 +18 105.5 1.57
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 44 - 24 +20 92.1 1.49
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 29 - 24 +5 72.4 1.21
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 28 - 26 +2 74.9 1.15
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 29 - 28 +1 65.0 1.02

The Nordic clash concluded an eventful first day of ESL Pro League, which had begun with a 2-0 thrashing of ENCE by Spirit. The Russian team, who were invited at the last minute to replace BOOM, cruised past the struggling Finnish players 16-2 on Inferno before picking up a close victory in a 30-round Train game.

Meanwhile, Vitality were made to work hard to beat GODSENT in their first match with Kévin "misutaaa" Rabier, who impressed with a 1.23 rating, the second-highest in the team. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire's troops recovered from a 7-12 deficit to post a 16-14 win on Vertigo before easing past their opponents on Nuke, where Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut dominated the map with a 1.74 rating and a 114 ADR.

Below you can find the group standings after the first day:

France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
46
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.09
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1302
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.29
Maps played:
587
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1574
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
935
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
fluke
2020-03-17 01:14
#14
OK | 
Peru Elkauza 
eZ 4 nInJaS aCaDeMy
2020-03-17 01:16
Astralis tier3 in 2020
2020-03-17 01:22
#40
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Europe rafaumarcisz 
and then they will win major again
2020-03-17 01:45
#49
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Korea TAKE0512 
they win majors regularly when thier form is didnt good fu**ing
2020-03-17 02:00
Quality London right here
2020-03-17 02:22
#111
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India mr_magician 
lol xD
2020-03-17 08:23
#119
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
:D
2020-03-17 10:00
#77
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Europe danjoft 
damn koreans can't say sh*t
2020-03-17 04:02
I'm really curious what it was that you were trying to say lol
2020-03-17 07:41
This is an international site. Please write your comments in English. Comments in other languages Will be deleted.
2020-03-17 07:49
+1
2020-03-17 14:09
#165
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Brazil younly 
foda-se deletado vai ser meu pau s2
2020-03-17 18:03
Good fucking, yes
2020-03-17 13:33
#85
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India SAInfinity 
Rio major winner Astralis<3
2020-03-17 05:28
yeah if they keep this up like this its gonna be bad for them
2020-03-17 13:41
#41
NiKo | 
United States Frotha 
No wonder NAVI spanked them
2020-03-17 01:45
Asstralis are done finally!
2020-03-17 02:37
#3
??? | 
Chile brotherman 
ez
2020-03-17 01:14
#4
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North America Sacrifice12 
ONliners
2020-03-17 01:15
#146
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Turkey ThiefRotimi 
nt 0/8
2020-03-17 14:06
#178
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North America Sacrifice12 
Just like astralis chances of winning online....no crowd no win
2020-03-18 18:51
And this the era of Astralis ended. Who is winning Rio Major?
2020-03-17 01:15
maybe they are saving strats for major ???
2020-03-17 01:15
they ain't saving shit with that kind of individual play, no strats can save them if they keep their current form
2020-03-17 03:44
+1
2020-03-17 08:50
Save energy for praccing hardcore b4 major -> Major winner
2020-03-17 13:20
The major is online so it could literally be anyone's to take. It really just depends who can channel their inner onliners and who can't
2020-03-17 01:16
XANTARES win major confirmed ?
2020-03-17 01:17
EZ FOR ONLINETARES
2020-03-17 01:18
EZZZZZZZZZ
2020-03-17 02:00
Ezzzz for onliners
2020-03-17 08:17
Ez 4 s1mple&elec?
2020-03-17 09:55
Major Online? Source?
2020-03-17 01:24
Lulzil banning travels
2020-03-17 01:29
#68
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Brazil amagalhaes 
lulzil my ass, measures for coronavirus aren’t a joke, u dumb fuck
2020-03-17 02:48
#72
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Sweden quacke 
Lulzil is lulzil even without corona virus
2020-03-17 03:40
Lulzilians always lashing out
2020-03-17 05:06
LULZIL LMFAO ANOTHER GREAT VICTORY BY HLTV MEN
2020-03-17 06:52
There was an hltv article about it I'm pretty sure. I read it here or dust2
2020-03-17 03:27
They will be playing from bootcamps
2020-03-17 10:51
probably ence
2020-03-17 01:39
Ence winning anything, that’s a good one. They can’t even win a single map against anyone got crushed by spirit
2020-03-17 11:39
saving taktiks for major
2020-03-17 15:22
FaZe, NaVi, fnatic
2020-03-17 02:35
BIG beat Navi in finals.
2020-03-17 03:59
#81
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France iLekaa 
Gen.G would be amazing but I guess it is really too early to hope for a major win ^^'
2020-03-17 05:12
#6
Aleksib | 
Europe Niko0 
respect
2020-03-17 01:15
I was first wtf hltv racist
2020-03-17 01:15
EAZY FOR REZ LOL
2020-03-17 01:15
EZ 4 NIP MAGIC
2020-03-17 01:15
nt arborga
2020-03-17 01:17
arboga is trik
2020-03-17 01:47
#11
OK | 
Peru Elkauza 
ASTRALIS IS DONE MATE CHANGE MY MIND
2020-03-17 01:15
They might still beat Liquid :( #liquidfan
2020-03-17 07:21
On the other side, beating the current Astralis could give Liquid the confidence boost they need to get back to a strong form.
2020-03-17 08:11
#12
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Hungary mEZENCEphalon 
ripstralis
2020-03-17 01:16
Easy nip
2020-03-17 01:16
#16
NiKo | 
Slovakia Pokz628 
LULW
2020-03-17 01:16
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-03-17 01:17
lol ez
2020-03-17 01:17
#20
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Russia ArtyoMs2 
R EZ
2020-03-17 01:17
#22
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CIS 2ocean 
Astralis era is over Time has come for s1mple
2020-03-17 01:17
#27
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Indonesia lumayan 
1 lucky tournament and its time for s1mple xaxaxa
2020-03-17 01:19
> destroy G2 & Astralis completely > lucky
2020-03-17 02:25
+111
2020-03-17 03:45
#86
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Russia Astrali5 
> also loses to fnatic and struggle against FaZe TWICE indeed.
2020-03-17 05:29
#93
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Russia ToughGuy 
Tell me more buddy Fnatic lost to astralis and g2 before navi raped them
2020-03-17 06:19
Imagine bragging that faze lost twice xD mens
2020-03-17 08:15
#174
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Indonesia lumayan 
What now? S1mple rekt lol
2020-03-18 10:39
well, s1mple was kinda shit in that match, although it has to do with the online format
2020-03-18 13:27
#179
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Indonesia lumayan 
Yayayayayayayayayaya
2020-03-18 23:44
+111
2020-03-17 01:52
eZ for R EZ
2020-03-17 01:17
#25
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Indonesia lumayan 
Ence having fun
2020-03-17 01:18
#26
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China hzxhl16 
2 EZ 4 R EZ
2020-03-17 01:18
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ENCE KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK AST28LYS
2020-03-17 01:19
Astralis, stop using rubbish HP monitors. Switch back to XL2546 ASAP!
2020-03-17 01:21
#30
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Iran oldHabit 
EZ 4 R EZ
2020-03-17 01:22
respect!
2020-03-17 01:25
#34
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Poland Hanse 
Astralis give my back my paycheck
2020-03-17 01:27
ez money for bettors in online cs, lmao
2020-03-17 01:40
#38
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
nip too good
2020-03-17 01:41
#39
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Serbia Jnordz 
Ez for R EZ Dupreeh so bad recently xaxaxa maybe North will have him
2020-03-17 01:41
And they can invite kjaerbye XDDD
2020-03-17 05:26
Nip onliners
2020-03-17 01:47
#44
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North America SLGam1ng 
to bad for astralis :)
2020-03-17 01:52
Misutaa is gonna be vitality's electronic. Mark my words.
2020-03-17 01:53
I Hope so...for french cs and zywoo
2020-03-17 02:02
#114
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Spain Medlar 
Electronic so big to have partners or equals. He IS the only one.
2020-03-17 09:16
Nah elige and magisk are up there with him. Electronic's level is achievable. S1mple's isn't
2020-03-17 15:38
The level of a few players isnt achievable..
2020-03-18 12:19
#92
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Russia ToughGuy 
No he wont?
2020-03-17 06:17
He should be then we will have a rivalry between riflers to see. It's all been awpers all this time that gets the limelight mostly.
2020-03-17 15:34
Astralis0
2020-03-17 01:56
Unexpected.
2020-03-17 01:59
LOL
2020-03-17 02:06
I think ESL aggravated their anti cheat policy. Now, gla1ve and dupreeh can't lock for info anymore. Thus, the bad result.
2020-03-17 02:10
Flag doesn't check out
2020-03-17 02:23
expected
2020-03-17 02:21
Just lucky, online map 🤔
2020-03-17 02:22
#100
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Ukraine mAngOnice 
>Just Lucky >16-8, 16-6 Pick one
2020-03-17 07:19
Hahahahaha right? Ast got recked. Online doesn’t matter lol that’s how 98% of cs is played if that’s the excuse it’s sad. The difference isn’t much at all exp where they are playing from. 30 ping? Come on hahahah
2020-03-17 11:35
#136
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Ukraine mAngOnice 
Astralis Was Ping Smurfing Navi Raped Astralis In Katowice now they cant get back on feet Lol
2020-03-17 11:56
Massive fluke, nip only wins against astralis in an online game
2020-03-17 02:22
#59
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Canada heroicpants 
dw mens astralis will toggle during major
2020-03-17 02:23
rEZ
2020-03-17 02:26
#62
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Russia ToughGuy 
Online doesnt count
2020-03-17 02:29
#66
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
If astralis doesn't care about getting to playoffs sure
2020-03-17 02:38
#64
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Europe Vallon3 
Online...
2020-03-17 02:37
LMAO REZ ONLINE COMPARED TO REZ ON LAN
2020-03-17 03:08
#71
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Dope Let's go boiz
2020-03-17 03:28
#74
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Thailand hahahoha 
rez, best onliner i ever seen. only xantares is better
2020-03-17 03:45
#78
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Canada Ookgluk32 
REZ... EZ is in the name and then Astralis win the major without dropping a single map
2020-03-17 04:11
#79
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Canada suzi 
astralis sucks lol
2020-03-17 04:18
#82
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Libya DeadFinger 
lol astralis is shit
2020-03-17 05:16
#84
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Russia Astrali5 
Online btw
2020-03-17 05:28
#87
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Wtf lol
2020-03-17 05:32
#88
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United States gtmaniacmda 
all it takes to end the Astralis era is a virus that forces all CS:GO matches online why didn’t we do this earlier?
2020-03-17 05:37
#90
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Romania themightyflea 
actually made me laugh a little
2020-03-17 06:09
#101
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Ukraine mAngOnice 
+¹1111
2020-03-17 07:20
#89
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Canada herocoolzzz 
lul keep they rushing every round and lost the round afterward
2020-03-17 05:44
CLASSIC NIP MAGIC
2020-03-17 06:11
#94
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Finland pate1 
online cs
2020-03-17 06:22
#95
Dosia | 
Europe topkek8 
old TSM /danish chokers are back xD best team in history my ass
2020-03-17 06:38
#97
Slovakia pgb1 
No cheats no win
2020-03-17 07:07
#113
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
Name a greater team.
2020-03-17 09:15
Early nip, fnatic 2014/2015 SK 2016 Shall I continue
2020-03-17 14:22
hahahahaha astralis shit all over these team achievment wise, dont be delusional swedicuck
2020-03-17 22:41
#180
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
0/8 nt
2020-03-19 03:27
#98
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India Noobdian 
Poggg
2020-03-17 07:08
Stun? They got raped
2020-03-17 07:11
Astralis rekt some team: "Astralis demolish", "Astralis crush", "Astralis ease past". Some team rekt Astralis: "... stun Astralis".
2020-03-17 07:45
Exactly!
2020-03-17 12:50
Online CS
2020-03-17 07:27
Unexpected from professional rust players
2020-03-17 08:21
#115
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina permz 
I like
2020-03-17 09:27
#116
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Lithuania Aerkun 
This is why Online will always be irrelevant, just delay the leagues until summer and eventually get to play them on lan, this is just straight up irrelevant scrims.
2020-03-17 09:38
LULSTRALIS
2020-03-17 09:52
#120
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Germany YouGin 
how did it happen? can anyone give reasonable ideas? I havent seen the match
2020-03-17 10:12
i only saw the 2nd half of the 2nd match and it looked like astralis was throwing and not really concentrating. pushing alone, not getting trades, running into the open etc. on the other side NIP was playing on their best level
2020-03-17 10:21
#122
World $IT 
Greatest upset of 2020
2020-03-17 10:45
#123
shox | 
India iejesus 
Nice
2020-03-17 10:46
i cant believe this.. lose its ok, but the score is unacceptable...
2020-03-17 10:54
🦀 ASTRALIS IS DEAD 🦀
2020-03-17 10:55
Still playing. Corona virus is not that dangerous for them
2020-03-17 11:04
Nip On online BE like... 16-6 win Nip on LAN be like... 16-2 lost
2020-03-17 11:04
Get clapped
2020-03-17 11:04
Online sums it up
2020-03-17 11:20
Right on nip!
2020-03-17 11:32
-ZONIC +HUNDEN ASAP
2020-03-17 11:42
#135
Sweden hly 
Astalis won 3 pistols and following ecos. They also won the round after Nips pistol win.
2020-03-17 11:47
It's all about the gun rounds 🖖
2020-03-17 17:12
#137
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Poland FreeSnacer 
So happy to see such a good nip
2020-03-17 12:10
#138
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Chile strong221 
R EZ
2020-03-17 12:11
#139
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Russia Praeter 
thanks for ruining my fantasy, Astralis
2020-03-17 12:12
ASStralis
2020-03-17 13:04
We can’t day nothing about ERA or similar, this is just Counter Strike and they are humans, and it happens when you play high level. Everybody expect win after win when you are Astralis, and it’s soon to speak too much. We will see!
2020-03-17 13:57
ez 300$
2020-03-17 14:10
Astralis is dead. will disband in 2 weeks
2020-03-17 14:10
fixed match
2020-03-17 14:46
ASTRALUL
2020-03-17 15:01
#154
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Sweden Goudi 
ezy for rez and sweden
2020-03-17 15:05
#158
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Rez online +18 Rez on lan -18
2020-03-17 15:38
#160
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Sweden Fizze 
NiP era when the corona makes all the tournaments to be played online
2020-03-17 16:06
Maybe Astralis time is over now as no.1. They have not played like the use to lately.
2020-03-17 15:49
#161
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Sweden X-rAy 
astralis cheats outdated?
2020-03-17 16:56
cant afford renewal due to stock meltdown
2020-03-18 13:42
#163
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Ukraine FGVM 
And people are still mad at NaVi overtaking Astralis after a performance like this? LUL
2020-03-17 17:17
and lose to north
2020-03-17 21:15
#170
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United States tenki_cs 
LUL
2020-03-17 22:07
North should get the 1# now LULLUULUL
2020-03-17 22:43
astralis is piece of sh*t tier3 after my comment come astralis fans, that they say astralis was major champions. yeah you're right but it was in past. now its 2020 its NAVI time
2020-03-17 17:19
#166
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
wow not even double digits wtf did astralis tooooo i fell a sleep at Nuke game
2020-03-17 18:41
#167
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Denmark dongeey 
they didn't play Nuke though
2020-03-17 19:27
#171
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
lol ye my bad i dunno why i remember nuke before i K.O
2020-03-17 22:39
Slaughter
2020-03-17 22:06
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