Official: Nivera joins Vitality

The 19-year-old player has been unveiled as a member of Vitality, seeing the French team expand their roster to six players.

Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom took to Twitter to announce his move from Heretics to Vitality, confirming the speculation that the organization was looking to expand their roster.

The Belgian player wielded both the rifle and the AWP in his former team, where he played alongside Fabien "⁠kioShiMa⁠" Fiey and Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang, with Vitality announcing he will become a fully active member of the roster.

Nivera has officially joined Vitality

According to earlier reports, Nivera was a part of a four-player shortlist for Vitality, but ended up selected over Bryan "⁠Maka⁠" Canda, Nicolas "⁠Keoz⁠" Dgus, and Ali "⁠hAdji⁠" Haïnouss. With his addition to the squad , Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire, Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy, and Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon will once again team up with a Benriltom, having played alongside his older brother Adil "⁠ScreaM⁠" Benrlitom earlier in CS:GO.

Nivera averaged a 1.12 rating in 2020 for Heretics and plays a different style of Counter-Strike compared to his older brother, with the move to Vitality a move towards the 19-year-old stepping out of ScreaM's shadow.

In their press release, the team announced that Nivera will be a "fully active member of the roster" and allow for "strategic rotation for competitions". With the rosters locked for DreamHack Open Fall 2020, the new player will debut for Vitality at BLAST Premier Fall Series at the end of October.

"We truly believe in the importance of nurturing young talent and Nivera was such a natural fit when we were exploring expansion," Team Vitality President and Co-Founder Fabien "Neo" Devide said. "Having a six-man roster will play an integral part as we commit to providing the best strategic environment for our players to perform at their best". Nivera added that he looks forward to "showcasing my unique playstyle and contributing personally to upcoming victories" for Vitality.

Vitality are now:

France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut
France Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire
France Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy
France Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon
France Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier
Belgium Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom

France Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam (coach)

France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1411
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1743
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Belgium Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
France Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
819
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.29
Maps played:
711
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
157
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1698
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.20
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1457
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany Germania
Wow! Who will they kick? We all know 6 man rosters dont work!
2020-10-16 16:52
watch over the garden wall
2020-10-16 16:52
Anime profile picture on twitter =D +RESPECT! 💛💙🤍 WELCOME NIVERA 💛💙🤍
2020-10-16 17:08
and now bench apex
2020-10-16 17:20
And who ll be igl?
2020-10-16 17:40
#127
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Netherlands dabadpad
shox
2020-10-16 18:13
No.
2020-10-16 18:57
#143
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United States Dengar95
If shox leads the team will die in 5 months
2020-10-16 18:59
3 months enough for shox to destroy them, if he leads them
2020-10-16 19:32
Too much time
2020-10-17 03:15
lol no
2020-10-16 20:19
misutaaa top 1 eu igl change my mind
2020-10-17 13:45
Apex is igl
2020-10-17 19:02
apex to coach xqtzz to awp
2020-10-17 19:12
Lmao
2020-10-19 04:38
zywoo moving to content-maker then
2020-10-19 20:52
nah zywoo going to stream valorant
2020-10-20 14:13
LMFAO
2020-10-20 22:43
#183
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Argentina fedezera
Flag doesn't check out
2020-10-17 00:28
gay
2020-10-17 03:01
wooow
2020-10-16 16:52
#11
RpK | 
France pol44r
I SPEND 30 MINS REFRESHING AND I EVEN TAGGED PROF AND STRIKER JUST TO LOOK AWAY 5 SECS AND ITS OUT
2020-10-16 16:52
#76
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Netherlands staticNL
sounds pathetic
2020-10-16 17:14
+1
2020-10-16 17:29
+69
2020-10-16 18:49
+22
2020-10-16 20:06
-1/12
2020-10-18 07:16
-22.9
2020-10-19 00:03
F
2020-10-16 17:28
Jermans just always roll over the french😎
2020-10-16 20:01
Rpk become streamer?
2020-10-16 16:54
0/8.
2020-10-16 16:57
8/0
2020-10-16 17:00
#60
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United States BlaznJ
The sun will melt if RpK leaves Vitality
2020-10-16 17:03
It's stupid to bench one of the best support players for Niverd.
2020-10-16 17:12
#216
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Spain N0Love
Pretty sure it'll be misutaa
2020-10-19 09:45
You need a personality to be a streamer
2020-10-16 20:56
#54
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Belgium maxydooda
they pracced with Nivera without rpk
2020-10-16 17:01
I hope its to light a fire up the teams ass to start performing better or they have a guy ready to take their spot
2020-10-16 17:10
0/8 As an astralis fan, you should know that they work very well and create #1 ranked teams
2020-10-16 17:39
#106
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Germany Germania
yes reached #1 with a 5 man roster bubzki never got to play besides in 1 or 2 matches a few months ago.
2020-10-16 17:43
Boobzjki has a lot of talent and will show it in the coming time
2020-10-16 17:44
#144
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
-rpk or shox
2020-10-16 19:16
Flair checks out Dumb lulquid fan Ez -misutaa
2020-10-17 03:47
7 man will
2020-10-17 03:46
Congratz!
2020-10-16 16:51
Expected
2020-10-16 16:51
Nivera top 30 soon? :D
2020-10-16 16:54
they kicked shox mid-series kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-16 16:54
Shox to "lose internet" after first map Nivera stands in
2020-10-16 16:55
BREAKING : Nivera steps in for shox mid-series vs fnatic, after the french veteran dealing with internet issues while being on bootcamp with the rest!
2020-10-16 16:58
Breaking news: shox dies midmatch,Nivera to stand in
2020-10-16 17:02
ma boi i was looking for u to show u this thread! guess im late :p
2020-10-18 12:50
congratz bro
2020-10-16 16:54
gratz mens) finally they stopped sleeping on this guy
2020-10-16 17:43
#4
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Australia Sify
expected
2020-10-16 16:51
#5
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Kazakhstan dest1nyyy
nice
2020-10-16 16:51
Legend
2020-10-16 16:52
bot, wasted spot
2020-10-16 16:52
+1. Misutaaa > this bot.
2020-10-16 17:07
Nivera play with misutaa and he peform a lot better
2020-10-16 18:02
0/8.
2020-10-16 18:03
I know both of them befor joining any team and they play with each other and nivera was much better
2020-10-16 18:23
Ok. Read #122 now!
2020-10-16 18:36
#8
Chet | 
United States M1RBO
Goodbye, Rpk
2020-10-16 16:52
RpK >>>>>>>>> misutaaa
2020-10-16 16:53
#32
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Finland eenton
Rpk is great wdym
2020-10-16 16:55
More like, Goodbye Misutaa
2020-10-16 17:00
RpK is the second most important player in this lineup wdym
2020-10-16 17:47
That's great. Probably as a replacement for Zywoo when G2 buys him out
2020-10-16 16:53
Lmao
2020-10-17 17:32
Nivea
2020-10-16 16:53
let's see what they can do
2020-10-16 16:53
who?
2020-10-16 16:53
"were getting shit on by fnatic, quick release the news about Nivera to distract the fans!!!"
2020-10-16 16:53
They anncounced it before the match started lmao
2020-10-16 16:55
200IQ they knew they were going to get smacked before it even began, brilliant management team strikes again!
2020-10-16 17:00
nt
2020-10-17 07:46
-apex +nivera
2020-10-16 16:53
yes please. Vitality era incoming
2020-10-16 19:52
who?
2020-10-16 16:53
Shoxie - Nivera duo!
2020-10-16 16:54
#25
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
-shoxie +screams brother and Vitality gets 2 carrys
2020-10-16 16:54
who?
2020-10-16 16:54
ok
2020-10-16 16:55
Oh wow, nice! I didn't know Scream had a younger brother! Would love to see Scream play again in T1 too.
2020-10-16 16:55
Pepega
2020-10-16 16:56
+1
2020-10-16 18:04
always fun to see tier 6 nonamers joining teams with top2 player in the world nivera-zywoo perfecto-simple
2020-10-16 16:55
I thought he already joined zywhotality last week or something
2020-10-16 16:56
#37
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Sweden Kaizer_Ian
I wonder if Nivera is having regrets atm
2020-10-16 16:56
Sub him in second map
2020-10-16 16:56
scream -muscle
2020-10-16 16:56
+skill
2020-10-16 16:58
#40
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Portugal joaosenra
ONE TAPS
2020-10-16 16:57
-misutaa Or -Shox Wuups
2020-10-16 16:58
i like this move
2020-10-16 16:58
this guy is really ugly.
2020-10-16 16:58
that's crazy bro but i don't remember asking.
2020-10-16 17:10
1) That's not crazy, the guy is really ugly. 2) I'm not your "bro". 3) If you think the guy is handsome, you should have sex with him
2020-10-16 17:20
1) How does being ugly affect his ingame skills? 2) sure man 3) If i think your mother looks sexy, should I have sex with her too?
2020-10-16 17:26
1) When the monitor screen turns totally black (example: when dying in game) you can see the reflex of your face, even for a little bit, right? When this happens with nivera, he can get scare of his face and have some kind of hearth attack. I'm not saying this gonna happens, but it'a a risky vitality shoudl cosider. 3) Yes, but she does not like CS players or HLTV users.
2020-10-19 18:37
2020 and people still think that the face is what matter i dont blame you still a child
2020-10-16 18:07
I don't think your face is any better than him smh lul
2020-10-16 19:48
Ok Nitro Fan, go to valorant now. (Of course you dont think, u have not seen my face, but its a way better then nivera hallowen prank face)
2020-10-16 19:50
#169
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United States boxcarr
post face
2020-10-16 21:05
You’re probably some ugly ass frog
2020-10-17 02:10
#46
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-10-16 16:58
#48
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Sweden RaaCCooN
Ok
2020-10-16 16:59
#52
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Germany DieS0nne
big oof
2020-10-16 17:00
PogU
2020-10-16 17:02
#157
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
+1
2020-10-16 19:58
#56
 | 
France Uexo
Welcome Vitality Nivera ! #VforVictory
2020-10-16 17:02
#57
 | 
India somecunt
Shox needs to go whole team plays for him,plays easiest role lurker in game has too much freedom still performs like a bot. Pretty sure Nivera will be a real star im that position
2020-10-16 17:02
#58
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Poland Recruitn1
shox too influential wont be suprised if zywoo goes out due to not carrying vitality
2020-10-16 17:03
#64
 | 
India somecunt
Well , I wish that happen. Waiting for the day zywOo gets benched. zywOo with a top 15 team can easily be the best team in world.
2020-10-16 17:07
poggers
2020-10-16 17:03
#156
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
+1
2020-10-16 19:58
#61
 | 
Hungary Shiron212
Nice gl
2020-10-16 17:03
misutaaa on bench soon
2020-10-16 17:04
#63
 | 
Brazil hugoooo
Bye misutaaa
2020-10-16 17:05
Hes better than misutaa so thats an upgrade, maybe they will reach top 1 with him while they consistently choke on finals Hope this helps
2020-10-16 17:09
He will replace shox or rpk whenever he plays,not misutaaa and definetly not apex
2020-10-16 17:09
It's stupid to replace anyone from Vitality. ZywOo is obvious better than Nivera. apEX is IGL. shox is better than Nivera. RpK is one of the best supports while Nivera is t3 lurker. misutaaa is also support. The main Vitality problem in their minds, it is morale. They are great in game.
2020-10-16 17:16
#70
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Asia en1lykS
Damn..that hairstyle makes me think of someone that known for it's one taps 😂 . Btw, GL!
2020-10-16 17:10
Good luck Nivera! I hope you'll do good!
2020-10-16 17:12
#73
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Estonia Eduzera
replace misuta
2020-10-16 17:12
Damn Niveria please get haircut or style it on high hold. Wtf are these spaghetti on your head 😂😂
2020-10-16 17:13
It looks like someone tried to clone scream and it has gone wrong lol
2020-10-16 17:16
The main question which place will he take.
2020-10-16 17:16
Byebye misutaaa
2020-10-16 17:18
I'm guessing he will just stay on the bench for now and maybe play smaller tournaments, then they will replace shox with nivera since he is much younger, is a start player to support zywoo, and will 2nd awp like shox does as well -rpk/apex would be retarded because they need a support and an IGL -zywoo would kill the team obviously -misutaaa is possible but he is still young while shox is almost 30 and married, also nivera is basically the same role as shox so that is a better replacement
2020-10-16 17:19
#83
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Europe KraterXXI
-rpk+nivera plzz tank too old for this shi....
2020-10-16 17:19
-zywoo +nivera LOL
2020-10-16 17:20
nice
2020-10-16 17:20
#88
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Denmark Dust_2_Go
wow, now this is epic.
2020-10-16 17:20
bye bye bot misutaaa LUL LUL
2020-10-16 17:21
#90
 | 
Finland OldStager
Good!
2020-10-16 17:22
The better brother for sure!!! Now kick misutaa!
2020-10-16 17:23
#92
 | 
Hungary raffai
welcome!
2020-10-16 17:24
Easy for him
2020-10-16 17:25
Good player, hope they will not replace RpK cuz he is really dont deserves this -apEX so shox takes IGL
2020-10-16 17:27
RPK is the most important player after their star, you moron
2020-10-16 17:59
read what i wrote stupid baguette
2020-10-16 18:01
Xd
2020-10-17 07:14
#98
 | 
Finland 0lter
WTFFFFFF RUINED Vitality what doing the 6man roster is trash its like communism it dont work
2020-10-16 17:29
#99
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Denmark kazzb
HLTV MODERATE your SoMe channels ffs
2020-10-16 17:33
misutta in DANGER
2020-10-16 17:34
Rip rpk
2020-10-16 17:43
Ez for One Tap Jr
2020-10-16 17:44
Nivera_Top1_2021 Is very happy I think
2020-10-16 17:44
RPK is a vital support player, wouldn't be surprised if its shox especially after going 4-20
2020-10-16 17:52
morocco cs POG
2020-10-16 17:54
Nice! Good Luck Nivera =)
2020-10-16 17:55
#114
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Sweden TomPony
Herpaderp af man
2020-10-16 17:57
Fuck
2020-10-16 17:59
RIP HERETICS
2020-10-16 18:03
i know this is kind of off topic but why is ScreaM way better looking than his brother
2020-10-16 18:03
Poor Scream..
2020-10-16 18:06
POGGERS
2020-10-16 18:13
#155
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
+1
2020-10-16 19:58
#129
ZywOo | 
India aR__
I swear if they remove LE TANK instead of rotating with misutaa fuck it, I hate VIT then
2020-10-16 18:14
#132
 | 
New Zealand SkirmishX
Hoping Maka gets picked up by a good team as well :(
2020-10-16 18:31
WOWZ, WHO REPLACINK?
2020-10-16 18:31
#134
 | 
Denmark Jonasnhj
Congratz, bye bye Misuutaa
2020-10-16 18:33
Rip heretics I wanna die
2020-10-16 18:35
amanek will join when he will get replaced by niko. heretics is going to be stronger
2020-10-16 22:38
Bye misuta soon
2020-10-16 18:41
Who?
2020-10-16 18:44
#141
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Canada Droidd
HIS NECK THOUGH
2020-10-16 18:51
Nice one
2020-10-16 19:17
good one even if nivera doesnt have experience at tier 1 cs i think is hungry for money and fame and he is enjoying the game. I HOPE it will be -apex or -shox ( these 2 are WORST players from vitality, very bad bad BAD ! )
2020-10-16 19:23
i am telling you guys, he looks like screams little brother lol
2020-10-16 19:27
Rip RPK or botsootaaaaaaaaaa
2020-10-16 19:31
#150
HS | 
Europe nvebev
v for victory and valorant
2020-10-16 19:33
#154
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Finland 5way
daamn look at dis doooooood
2020-10-16 19:56
scream brother
2020-10-16 20:04
Is he scream's brother?
2020-10-16 20:05
Yes
2020-10-17 06:01
3 statement about this
2020-10-16 20:17
Will he have major sticker as 6th Player???
2020-10-16 20:20
now astralis are back to no.1 we gonna see loads of 6-7 man rosters coming soon
2020-10-16 20:33
If scream was born with a disability.
2020-10-16 20:41
LMAO True
2020-10-17 00:10
+1
2020-10-20 14:13
Benrlitom dynasty xd
2020-10-16 20:48
He looks like John Frusciante
2020-10-16 21:06
I just hope they won't remove misutaaa. Welcome, anyway!
2020-10-16 22:04
Nivera is a really good player, great addition to Vitality. He should step in for either RpK or misutaaa.
2020-10-16 22:06
How to pronounce this fucking surname benrlitom How to say nrl
2020-10-16 22:36
benr-liton
2020-10-16 23:32
better career than scream kek
2020-10-16 23:22
Someone gotta get kicked soon
2020-10-16 23:31
he looks like an underfed turk
2020-10-17 00:10
Vitality is a trash without Zywoo. change my minde
2020-10-17 00:11
shox their weakest link they can become better
2020-10-17 00:13
the only player which you could remove from this team would be misuta
2020-10-17 00:25
who?
2020-10-17 00:48
#190
 | 
Asia Blitzer
all the beauty went to scream feelsbadman for nivera
2020-10-17 05:29
#192
 | 
India suvvycr7
Wrost move... Worthless Why him... There r so much better players Rip vitality Rip money 😫
2020-10-17 06:39
who is better than nivera in fr scene right now?
2020-10-18 23:05
#226
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India suvvycr7
He is not lol... Brother of scream. Lulw
2020-10-21 11:56
ENGLISH PLEASE
2020-10-21 13:35
Why does this guy looks like the animated dork version of ScreaM
2020-10-17 07:49
#207
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Serbia KosorezZ
coz he is scream brother
2020-10-18 12:44
ofc i know bruh
2020-10-19 06:09
YEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS. Waiting for those fucking stickers man <3 Full homo for headshots
2020-10-17 15:10
-who?
2020-10-17 16:42
budget scream
2020-10-17 21:26
#205
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Ukraine EmErAJID
Why misuuta still in roaster?
2020-10-18 08:09
#206
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Serbia KosorezZ
scream v.2?
2020-10-18 12:44
#210
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Sweden ADAMAS_
Scream POG
2020-10-18 23:07
Skeleton lmao
2020-10-18 23:39
alien skeleto
2020-10-20 19:46
Hi, sCREAm
2020-10-19 02:09
#221
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Portugal skiLfuI
Wtf SquishyMuffinz went pro on CS?
2020-10-20 18:04
His hair lines on left side of face reminds me of Byakuya Kuchiki from Bleach good old times...
2020-10-20 22:41
POG
2020-10-20 22:42
who
2020-10-21 13:34
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