North to cease operations

The Danish organisation is leaving esports after just four years.

Danish organisation North, the esports affiliate of football club F.C. Copenhagen and entertainment company Nordisk Film, announced on Friday that it will fold immediately.

In a joint statement, Parken Sport & Entertainment - the company that operates F.C. Copenhagen - and Nordisk Film cited the coronavirus pandemic's effects on the esports industry in their explanation for ceasing their investment in the organisation.

"We are of course sorry that we now have to close the Danish-based esports company North, which has left a nice mark on international esports," Lars Bo Jeppesen, chairman of North and director of Parken Sport & Entertainment, said.

"We have searched the market to get one or more co-investors on board, but have unfortunately not found the right match. It would require significant continued investment to create a sustainable business in the future and therefore we believe that the sole responsibility for our overall business is to focus all our focus on our core business in FC Copenhagen, Parken and Lalandia, just as Nordisk Film will focus on its large core and growth businesses."

North entered esports in January 2017 with the signing of the ex-Dignitas roster, which had won EPICENTER and climbed to No.2 in the world rankings a few months earlier. The team struggled to replicate the same results under the new organisation, though they reached two Big Event finals in their first year, at the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017.

In February 2018, North made a splash by bringing in ELEAGUE Major 2017 MVP Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye from rivals Astralis. Later that year, the team captured a surprising title at DreamHack Masters Stockholm - the only Big Event trophy that they would be able to win as results continued to fall short of expectations.

North announced a change in direction in November 2020 as they laid out an "economically sustainable strategy" focused on identifying and nurturing young players from the Nordic region. Kristoffer "⁠Kristou⁠" Aamand was recalled from his loan with AGF, while Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen and Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup, two of the team's most experienced players, were made available for transfer. The organisation also announced plans to rework the salary structure to ensure the sustainability of the business.

Last month, North completed their roster with the signing of free agent Denis "⁠grux⁠" Gutaj, formerly of SMASH. The Swedish player was due to make his debut for the team next week, in European Development Championship 2.

René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg and Kristou were the first team members to react to the news on Twitter. Both players confirmed that they have been allowed to look for other options and expressed their wish to continue competing.

"Although I am sad about the news with North, I am also motivated to prove that I have what it takes to compete at the highest level," said cajunb, who played for North for over two years across two spells. "I have experience, discipline and great spirit."

North had the following team:

Denmark Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade
Denmark René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg
Sweden Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson
Denmark Kristoffer "⁠Kristou⁠" Aamand
Sweden Denis "⁠grux⁠" Gutaj

Denmark Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen (transfer list)
Denmark Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup (transfer list)

Sweden Jimmy "⁠Jumpy⁠" Berndtsson (coach)

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1654
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
845
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
304
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1701
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
Sweden Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
347
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1506
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
#2
ropz | 
India icle
LOL
2021-02-05 12:06
6 replies
reply here cause #1 will get removed soon
2021-02-05 12:07
2 replies
#102
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India IridiuM
Why will it get removed?
2021-02-05 12:24
1 reply
he edited already...
2021-02-05 12:26
Finally!!
2021-02-05 12:07
1 reply
expected tho
2021-02-05 12:09
#59
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Denmark KING_VITO
what the hell just happened ;(
2021-02-05 12:11
Just got stickers just to leave lmao They were losing $1 Million on their team/year so understandable...
2021-02-05 12:08
32 replies
stickers could be worth a bit in the future but i wouldnt expect a huge win out of them
2021-02-05 12:08
2 replies
but dude it doesnt matter to orgs what happens after stickers dont get sold ingame anymore...
2021-02-05 12:11
1 reply
it sure would have helped if north was a bigger org. I always liked them tho. Thought they had really nice talents on their roster at times (Magisk, konfig, valde)
2021-02-06 10:20
they were losing that money because they were idiots more than anything.
2021-02-05 12:10
28 replies
#104
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Spain N0Love
Easily the worst managed org in esports history. Such a shame all those resources ended up in a shitty org. Just imagine what could other orgs do with that calibre of budget, facilities, connections, etc.
2021-02-05 12:24
24 replies
>Easily the worst managed org in esports history I think c9 takes that award
2021-02-05 12:31
12 replies
#130
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Spain N0Love
> 2nd biggest and most valuable org in the world (forbes.com/sites/christinasettimi/2020/1..) Operating active teams in LCS, OWL, CS:GO, Fortnite, Halo, Hearthstone, Rainbow 6, Super Smash Bros, Teamfight Tactics, Valorant, World of Warcraft and having historic accomplishments in some of them going no further than the CSGO Boston Major > Worst managed org in esports history Yikes...
2021-02-05 12:35
11 replies
In csgo ofc Haven't said anything about their management in other eSports
2021-02-05 12:58
10 replies
#215
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Spain N0Love
">Easily the worst managed org in esports history I think c9 takes that award" Yes you did. Also c9 has a CSGO Major thats infinite times the accomplishments of north
2021-02-05 13:19
9 replies
Also more accomplished than his Navi lmao
2021-02-05 13:28
??? Cloud9 doesn't have CSGO major
2021-02-05 14:43
7 replies
flair checks out
2021-02-05 15:36
6 replies
Cry is free Br 2 major NA 0 major
2021-02-05 15:46
5 replies
>NA 0 major NT C9 Boston 2018
2021-02-05 17:36
4 replies
Nt FaZe Clan Boston 2018
2021-02-05 18:20
3 replies
dude are you ok? :D:D:D
2021-02-06 10:22
2 replies
Yes I am
2021-02-06 10:35
1 reply
#451
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Australia Feyr
It really isn't that hard to look up...... Faze came second, this is an obvious troll lol.
2021-02-10 09:03
#118
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Germany Bier
HenryG says hello
2021-02-05 12:31
#124
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Poland kvvach
envy?
2021-02-05 12:33
6 replies
#131
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Spain N0Love
One of the biggest org in other games like COD and also CSGO major winning team. You guys are just too short-memory
2021-02-05 12:37
5 replies
#155
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Poland kvvach
who cars about cod
2021-02-05 12:42
2 replies
#205
Ace | 
Brazil mi4n
Thats funny cming from a Faze fan hahahhaha
2021-02-05 13:12
#218
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Spain N0Love
I said "esports org" as in general not only csgo. But again, CSGO Major winning team. What does have North won, some Dreamhacks?
2021-02-05 13:22
well envy overpaid for a french roster that won a major at the brink of collapse then after that it was like 4 years of fucking nothing. North and EnVy are equally bad in my eyes. only reason being aswell as North nuking their entire history in that stupid rebrand
2021-02-05 13:40
1 reply
#270
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Spain N0Love
How is overpaying and winning a major equally bad as overpaying and winning fuck all? CSGO division of Envy has done things reeally bad. But overall as an org you can't compare it to the clusterfuck North is.
2021-02-05 14:02
TSM said hello
2021-02-05 14:43
1 reply
+1, lul
2021-02-05 15:11
#404
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North America joeS
C9 and Envy are giving North a run for their money
2021-02-05 19:47
Such a shame they ruined Lekr0's career now. NIP doesn't deserve him after they benched him for hampus, and no way fnatic are getting him back if they bench flusha of all players
2021-02-05 14:03
2 replies
hampus isn't bad tho Lekr0 knows some English, I think ( he plays fpl)
2021-02-05 15:12
yeah right when he was coming back to good form with NIP they do that stupid move. I expected better from THREAT imo
2021-02-05 17:22
RIP
2021-02-05 12:06
#5
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Germany thanksmen
finally
2021-02-05 12:06
#6
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United Kingdom BallisticZz
picks up grux and then dips xD
2021-02-05 12:06
1 reply
el classico
2021-02-05 12:10
dead team
2021-02-05 12:06
1 reply
+1
2021-02-05 14:20
North fans existed ever?
2021-02-05 12:06
WUT? They just revamped the roster! Bad communication within the org, what a shame.
2021-02-05 12:07
Man, long time coming, but still sad to see it actually happen.
2021-02-05 12:07
What a failure
2021-02-05 12:07
#15
ropz | 
Romania Laskof
hahahah
2021-02-05 12:07
when i say cajun u say b cajun b cajun b cajun b
2021-02-05 12:07
2 replies
CAJUN B
2021-02-05 14:16
b
2021-02-05 20:56
sad for CajunB 😥
2021-02-05 12:07
2 replies
yes never forget DILDO DILDO DILDO, CAJUN B CAJUN B ;^D
2021-02-05 12:25
He was ok?
2021-02-05 15:10
expected
2021-02-05 12:07
3 replies
Easiest #19 of your life
2021-02-05 12:23
2 replies
Easiest #19 of my life
2021-02-05 12:23
1 reply
#267
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Denmark Luc4sCS
Easiest #19 of your life
2021-02-05 14:00
Was about time. This whole project has been a disaster and waste of money.
2021-02-05 12:07
1 reply
+1
2021-02-05 13:03
Sadly long time coming..
2021-02-05 12:07
What? Lol
2021-02-05 12:07
#24
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Lithuania marusgg
expected, please grab kjaerbye on ur way too
2021-02-05 12:07
1 reply
lol
2021-02-05 14:29
NORPH
2021-02-05 12:07
Go buy stickers I guess
2021-02-05 12:07
5 replies
#280
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Lithuania picoloco
it wont increse so much i think
2021-02-05 14:19
4 replies
I spent 100euro on north stickers and they are already worth around 200, guess I was early and got lucky lol
2021-02-05 14:33
3 replies
#307
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Lithuania picoloco
should sell now, cos i think it is just panic selling now. It will go normal in day or two imo
2021-02-05 14:47
2 replies
already sold all the RMR once since they are the ones people are buying the most + ugly sticker design + ugly north logo but the older stickers with the old north logo I'm gonne hold, don't think they are gonna drop in value
2021-02-05 15:36
+1
2021-02-05 16:49
Sad. Long time coming though.
2021-02-05 12:07
not so shocking gl to all people that were on north
2021-02-05 12:07
AHHAHAHHAHAHA finally this organisation constantly made bad decisions and paid way too much money for way too long to paycheck stealers like MSL, aizy and kjaerbye i'm just sad for gade and lekro because i still see a lot of potential in them
2021-02-05 12:08
22 replies
It's funny caue North unironically achieved more than the entire jerman scene combined hahahahahaa
2021-02-05 12:39
20 replies
wtf mens big #4 hltv )))))
2021-02-05 12:51
4 replies
North #3 hltv in the early days
2021-02-05 13:26
3 replies
BIG were #1 in 2020.
2021-02-05 18:03
2 replies
Fluke ;) Nah, got nothing against Big. Gg wp by them. Just think it gets a bit old reading peolpe dance on Norths grave, saying they never did anything. Yes, they massively underperformed their budget and their own ambitions. But at the end of the day the csgo scene is poorer for them leaving.
2021-02-05 20:12
1 reply
+1
2021-02-12 03:58
dreamhack opens are no achievement
2021-02-05 13:10
14 replies
#242
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Finland Orchard
online "era" isn't achievement
2021-02-05 13:40
6 replies
ence lul
2021-02-05 13:51
5 replies
#275
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Finland Orchard
that is one more major final that big will ever get
2021-02-05 14:12
4 replies
nobody remembers second places your major finals mean nothing as long as they arent won
2021-02-05 14:14
3 replies
#281
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Finland Orchard
>big was created january 2017, 3 trophies (dreamhack open and summit LOL) >ence 2018 august, 2 trophies + major final xaxaxa bug
2021-02-05 14:19
BIG 0 major finals lul
2021-02-05 16:58
nobody remember onliners
2021-02-05 17:03
But dreamhack master is, something BUG never won or ever will
2021-02-06 00:08
6 replies
Big won dreamhack masters spring 2020 you uninformed Neanderthal
2021-02-06 00:14
5 replies
yeah they won an online tournament you fucking retarded jerman kid. That literally count as less than a DH open on lan lmfao. Bug will never be close to reaching the same achievements as north did on lan, accept it.
2021-02-06 00:16
4 replies
North did shit and seeing how butthurt you little baby are tells me that you know it and just cannot accept the truth
2021-02-06 00:19
3 replies
They still managed more than BUG ever did. I mean your biggest lan achievment is literally abusing a jump bug in a major lmfao. Funny how like 99% of Jermans on HLTV are some spergy fucking losers hahahah
2021-02-06 00:23
2 replies
The fact that you’re still calling them BUG tells me you’re a Butthurt idiot, i see no point in arguing with a 27 year old manchild so maybe come back when you‘ve processed that your favorite shit team just disbanded
2021-02-06 00:26
1 reply
Never said north was my favorite team. You keep coping with the fact that your little jerman team is just a bunch of onliners.
2021-02-06 00:27
BIG 0 majors BIG onliners
2021-02-05 17:02
expected
2021-02-05 12:08
#31
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Finland Jambi_
oof
2021-02-05 12:08
#32
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
expected
2021-02-05 12:08
expected
2021-02-05 12:08
#35
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United States caliprep
#expected.
2021-02-05 12:08
#36
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Europe t.o.p
No more paycheck stealing for these players
2021-02-05 12:08
#38
tHm | 
Denmark tHm
Hahahahahahahahahahahahha
2021-02-05 12:08
F
2021-02-05 12:09
#40
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Russia Praeter
finally
2021-02-05 12:09
best idea they ever came up with
2021-02-05 12:09
one of the most retarded orgs along with envy and mibr
2021-02-05 12:09
1 reply
+1 but I think you mean Immortals.
2021-02-05 15:10
#46
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CIS Arztyy
Finally, what i living failure. Shitty transfers, 0 management, 0 achievements.
2021-02-05 12:09
1 reply
+1000
2021-02-05 12:10
#47
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Finland hermion
HAHAHHA
2021-02-05 12:09
rip csgo lmao
2021-02-05 12:09
3 replies
#112
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Spain N0Love
It has nothing to do with the CSGO status. If anything this benefits the CSGO scene getting rid of all those paycheck stealers and shit managements.
2021-02-05 12:27
2 replies
#330
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United States Phamous3k
Losing investors is never, ever a good thing lol. That leaves quite a few people from players to staff without a job.
2021-02-05 15:22
1 reply
#363
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Spain N0Love
Yeah that's true. I just hated what they were doing in north.
2021-02-05 16:42
no way rip N♿️RTH legendary team
2021-02-05 12:10
#51
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Russia ADisAsstah
Wow rip
2021-02-05 12:10
expected tbh they completely screwed themselves by not investing into the big danish talent outside of Astralis, what did they expect?
2021-02-05 12:10
Holy shit, how can this be expected and unexpected to me at the same time? One shitshow comes to an end...
2021-02-05 12:11
HAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA it's happened!!! 2 years to late the dumbest org in CS history finally disbanded!!!!! NICE!
2021-02-05 12:11
1 reply
*Ence
2021-02-05 13:19
#61
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Australia crondoge
who will lose to chiefs at hem sydney now?
2021-02-05 12:11
3 replies
#113
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Spain N0Love
HAHAHAHAHA
2021-02-05 12:28
#248
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France cedd
Lmfao
2021-02-05 13:42
Jajajajaja
2021-02-05 16:20
#62
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
tier S salaries for tier 3 players, enough is enough!!!!
2021-02-05 12:12
Hahahahahaha finally it happened
2021-02-05 12:12
That's really unfortuate, terrible news for the scene.
2021-02-05 12:22
expected,sad
2021-02-05 12:12
#69
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
F
2021-02-05 12:13
#70
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Turkey yeeGeT
samd :(
2021-02-05 12:13
it was just a matter of time until the pulled the plug F
2021-02-05 12:14
#72
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Croatia nAmeless69
Dignitas +Lekr0 -H4RR3
2021-02-05 12:14
RIP :(
2021-02-05 12:16
That's what happens when you let clueless fools decide their rosters This team was meant to compete with Astralis to be the best team on earth but ended up competing with Flames and other tier 5 danish teams Hope this helps
2021-02-05 12:16
1 reply
thx helped a lot
2021-02-05 13:04
#75
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Russia Jet1k
bye bye also sad how so many of these players are legends or could have been but will have a hard time joining anything but a t3 team
2021-02-05 12:17
NORPH NOOOOOO
2021-02-05 12:17
About time- what a shitshow if an organisation
2021-02-05 12:18
expected
2021-02-05 12:18
fail org
2021-02-05 12:19
RIP
2021-02-05 12:19
#81
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Sad
2021-02-05 12:20
#83
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Portugal dracø
finally, they fucked up time and time again..
2021-02-05 12:20
#84
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
fall of the ever-losing legend...
2021-02-05 12:21
#86
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
at least we still have heroic
2021-02-05 12:21
R.i.p. Lekr0
2021-02-05 12:21
name a more poorly managed team
2021-02-05 12:21
#91
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Israel Jewish
Who will pay tier 4 danish players a salary now .???.
2021-02-05 12:22
1 reply
c9
2021-02-05 12:59
Was anyone surprised, really? The original k0nfig/Magisk/RUBINO lineup was pretty exciting, but everything since has been completely lacklustre. Blame the org for not taking more control over their players.
2021-02-05 12:22
4 replies
Completly agree with this. Wasted time and money and almost went full meme as ENCE.
2021-02-05 12:31
2 replies
Don't remind me :<
2021-02-05 14:45
1 reply
I was so happy when ENCE felt like a solid team with great fundamentals under Aleksib as IGL. Kinda reminded me of Astralis in a way, great teamplay and solid performances. Then just WTF with all the roster moves, first with Sunny in and Aleksib out. "More firepower and fun" - no firepower and no fun you mean ENCE?
2021-02-05 23:48
Letting msl stay in the lineup for 3 years does that to teams
2021-02-05 15:22
we will never forget N♿️RTH
2021-02-05 12:22
#94
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Finland ballu609
Trash to ash, who cars?
2021-02-05 12:22
deserved... now you can work like everyone
2021-02-05 12:23
wow rip
2021-02-05 12:25
Expected after horrible rebrand
2021-02-05 12:29
#115
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Germany BIG2020
Rip Norph
2021-02-05 12:29
#120
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Ukraine Dert_
MY NAME IS MSL, KING OF KINGS; LOOK ON MY WORKS, YE MIGHTY, AND DESPAIR!
2021-02-05 12:31
1 reply
#183
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Israel Jewish
kek
2021-02-05 13:01
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2021-02-05 12:32
#123
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Australia Beard43
Unlucko, maybe they'll be back when people aren't so scared.
2021-02-05 12:32
That’s rough, I hope these guys can find new homes somewhere else. Lekr0 deserves another shot
2021-02-05 12:33
1 reply
#143
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Serbia hltvmens
Lekr0 to dig pls
2021-02-05 12:40
Idiots already buying many stickers haha, they will lose loads of money
2021-02-05 12:34
wow.. rip their 2017 roster was so good with k0nfig & magisk but after they left north was a hot mess for 2+ years
2021-02-05 12:34
#132
ZywOo | 
India aR__
RIP, always mismanaged and the CEO being too slow and not making CS a priority...
2021-02-05 12:37
F
2021-02-05 12:37
This is a dark day for Danish eSport though, it's a big organisation now gone. Too bad they couldn't get their players to function properly.
2021-02-05 12:39
#139
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Serbia hltvmens
Well, what they were doing lately was depressing, so I guess its good for everyone.
2021-02-05 12:39
North goes south. Sad.
2021-02-05 12:40
Cajunb learn how to igl please
2021-02-05 12:40
#144
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Poland Astoner55
Ahahahahah they lost thousands upon thousands and now that they finally started to rebuild their team they decide to leave? OMEGALUL
2021-02-05 12:40
1 reply
#174
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Denmark Bagjo
Perhaps it was Streamsniping teams that made them leave the Game.. all the cheaters? They couldent be bothered with loseing money AND chaters. 1 thing to many.
2021-02-05 12:57
Was predicting this 2 years ago. Just surprised it didn't come sooner. SInce their launch in 2016 and somewhat success in 2017 they've had mediocre players after Magisk, k0nfig & Valde left. Kjaerbyes salary was probably astronomical too and he didn't show much apart from 1 tournament win over Astralis. No idea why they brought in cajunB & MSL tbh. High salaries and high age. Expected
2021-02-05 12:40
grux didnt even get a chance to play laaawl
2021-02-05 12:40
Should have happened way earlier. Never seen a worse run team than them.
2021-02-05 12:40
That's what you get for having some brexit idiot like messi0 manage the team
2021-02-05 12:42
cajunb, lekro, gade along with someone out of MSL aizy twist flusha or sunny could make some good team
2021-02-05 12:43
stickers :)
2021-02-05 12:43
oh no anyways
2021-02-05 12:44
1 reply
+1
2021-02-05 12:52
Just like BRUGES BELGIUM CSGO. watch and learn xd
2021-02-05 12:44
Lmao understandable tbh with this joke of a team :()
2021-02-05 12:47
#162
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Brazil Anarchybr
RIP to the best danish team
2021-02-05 12:48
F Astralis supremacy?
2021-02-05 12:49
nice project the end is near. 2021/2022 RIP eSports
2021-02-05 12:49
#165
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Denmark Menterx
Sad to see :|
2021-02-05 12:50
finally. biggest fail project in csgo
2021-02-05 12:50
valde aizy blameF k0nfig Farlig
2021-02-05 12:51
North stickers on stonks watch
2021-02-05 12:51
nt
2021-02-05 12:51
#171
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Denmark nrth_LUL
IM LATE BUT LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-02-05 12:52
1 reply
#178
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Italy NotNew
LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT'S OVER
2021-02-05 12:58
imagine being messioso shilling for this org on hltv podcast, trying to sell north's catastrophic decisions throughout history, just to get dropped a few weeks later. OMEGALUL
2021-02-05 12:54
Poor lekro
2021-02-05 12:58
Well fak off COVID .. is all i can think of
2021-02-05 13:00
#184
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United States urm@m
Finally LOOOOL. North team hasnt been relevant for like 3 years. No point investing so much money into tier 3 players at best.
2021-02-05 13:02
#185
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Netherlands PATOZR
North was dead when they changed to Norph
2021-02-05 13:02
#187
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Europe Skraj
God I wish I could've played in North for a year or two, just collecting money and chill
2021-02-05 13:04
1 reply
+1 xD
2021-02-05 13:09
csgo is dying piece by piece, welcome to valorant
2021-02-05 13:05
4 replies
#193
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Ukraine Dert_
you go, i stays, ok, cis?
2021-02-05 13:06
1 reply
i am not NA men
2021-02-05 13:41
#252
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Sweden axelious
Dude, it's the pandemic, when it's over things will recover. Valorant have nothing.
2021-02-05 13:48
1 reply
#327
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Ukraine Dert_
+1
2021-02-05 15:21
rip
2021-02-05 13:05
#191
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Albania Quarkz
Why now?!?! The team was so close to get into top50 again and reach another milestone as a waste of money. Sorry about that North. Just know you made a lot of us betting people really happy over the years (except when you had to go win Dreamhack but besides that....)
2021-02-05 13:06
#195
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Finland Emvi
:( rip
2021-02-05 13:08
its sad and unlucky.
2021-02-05 13:10
Its sad to see orgs leaving the game but North w as the most incompetent org in the game by far so its not a big loss
2021-02-05 13:10
1 reply
Mibr havent Been Better at All tho lol
2021-02-05 13:19
F
2021-02-05 13:11
#202
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Hungary Shiron212
Sad F
2021-02-05 13:11
stickers
2021-02-05 13:12
#204
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World Notb8ing
another one bites the dust, dying scene
2021-02-05 13:12
buy stickers guyss
2021-02-05 13:13
#208
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Argentina ReacC
Stonks!!
2021-02-05 13:13
#209
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Denmark Randomij
Finally
2021-02-05 13:14
#210
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Czech Republic forseti12
poor lekro
2021-02-05 13:15
#212
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Netherlands Polakva
WTF Nortf
2021-02-05 13:15
this is so sad. +1 if u agree. -1 if you disagree.
2021-02-05 13:20
so now flusha have players to play with, with no buyout, just find an org
2021-02-05 13:22
#219
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Slovakia itsab8
Good news, they won't be missed
2021-02-05 13:23
Too bad...players won't be able to steal paychecks from this org anymore
2021-02-05 13:24
F
2021-02-05 13:26
Terrible news for Counter Strike, Jesus, this is going downhill. Players like auti leave to Valorant, now North leaves CSGO.... future is definetely not looking bright.
2021-02-05 13:26
4 replies
#227
aizy | 
Denmark Gryde
they left esports as whole no?
2021-02-05 13:29
1 reply
Oh shit I didn't read the article at all, still terrible news if an organization like North leaves the esports scene.
2021-02-05 13:50
North is leaving esports
2021-02-05 13:29
It's not terrible news. North was one of the worst managed orgs in cs history, always having tier 3 paycheck stealers and not being even slightly competitive. When did you last see north in playoffs in a big event? A loong time ago.
2021-02-05 13:56
N OMEGALUL RTH
2021-02-05 13:27
#225
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Brazil Largato
F :(
2021-02-05 13:28
AHAHAAH they cease operations maybe next time dont overpay mediocre players
2021-02-05 13:29
1 reply
+1
2021-02-05 13:42
"...which has left a nice mark on international e-sports," =DDd
2021-02-05 13:30
finally
2021-02-05 13:32
NorthIsNotHere
2021-02-05 13:32
#234
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Finland Orchard
I have always called North invalid. Now it really is.
2021-02-05 13:34
no wonder, 4 years and only 1 notable tournament win
2021-02-05 13:36
1 reply
And that one was a fluke because of an MSL AWP carry
2021-02-05 13:39
About time the players were stealing a wage for a living
2021-02-05 13:41
should've ceased operations 2 years ago
2021-02-05 13:46
#250
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Argentina ReacC
LOL at those people buying stickers for 1 dollar now going down so fast ez money baby
2021-02-05 13:47
Kristou only good player here
2021-02-05 13:48
RIP
2021-02-05 13:49
Expected. This is what happens when you sign tier 2-3 teams and give them salaries comparable to the best teams in the world. Awful management in this org.
2021-02-05 13:51
Expected, such a waste of money lul
2021-02-05 13:51
I started following CSGO seriously at the end of 2016 and for some reason ex-Dignitas was the first team I became a "fan" of. So North became the team I was rooting for. Kicking Magisk was the first mistake but aizy was pretty good. The true start of the downfall was when they kicked konfig & cajunb. Than line-up with valde only lasted 4 months. konfig was still a beast and valde was about to get even better in 2018. If only MSL switched to the awp at that time and let cajunb lurk as he didn't want to awp anymore, the team would have been very strong imho. What a waste. They managed to win 2 small & 1 big tournament since 2018, it's actually better than say, NIP for example. F. Bummed.
2021-02-05 13:52
Bad management, but also bad ownership allowing it to happen for so long. North will be missed, but the people making these decisions will not.
2021-02-05 13:53
FaZe CS:GO next - you heard it here first.
2021-02-05 13:53
orgs/players leaving left and right.
2021-02-05 13:56
Coronavirus correcting eSports bubble.
2021-02-05 13:56
North should have signed Astralis or some top team, wasted their money on losers
2021-02-05 13:59
faze Lekr0??????
2021-02-05 14:00
#269
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Asia Blurblur
Looks like things went south
2021-02-05 14:01
THE END IS NEAR!!
2021-02-05 14:07
About 1 1⁄2 year too late
2021-02-05 14:08
ex-North now
2021-02-05 14:12
#277
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Denmark twinseN
New team incoming
2021-02-05 14:14
Expected, game is dying
2021-02-05 14:22
3 replies
More likely stabilizing and finding actual worth.
2021-02-05 14:26
2 replies
Salaries still crazy.
2021-02-05 14:44
1 reply
Obviously that needs to be balanced as well.
2021-02-05 16:47
Possibily a huge set back for clubs investing in esports.
2021-02-05 14:25
1 reply
ok but it's north did we really lose anything
2021-02-05 14:30
#290
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Poland SebL
They didn't even play a match with new roster. I'm really surprised by that.
2021-02-05 14:28
No real surprise.
2021-02-05 14:33
RIP biggest failure in CS
2021-02-05 14:35
1 reply
+1
2021-02-05 14:35
Unluko, used to be a good team, sad they aren't now
2021-02-05 14:36
The Team had Potential Grux and Kristou are very good players Sad hopefully they will still continue playing
2021-02-05 14:36
#300
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Europe Vallon4
Fuck... I loved watching North shit on SK back in 2017. K0nfig and Magisk were such an awesome duo. CSGO dying af. Soon, only the top 10 will be left.
2021-02-05 14:39
F
2021-02-05 14:40
Expected, With a bit smarter moves they could have had a god tier team with some sort of heroic/COL mix. Blamef Farlig Stavn Niko Teses Also Msl konfig Valde Aizy Kjaerbye They have had all them gucci players/could buy/get the rest for cheap, but nope, all the wrong moves.
2021-02-05 14:43
2 replies
#318
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United States 1nverse
+1
2021-02-05 15:00
They only needed to sign the AGF or Lyngby Vikings roaster and they would have a better roaster than the one they have now lmao
2021-02-05 15:22
#309
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Canada firtlast
expected
2021-02-05 14:47
#310
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Sweden axelious
Feels bad for Grux :'(
2021-02-05 14:51
1 reply
#354
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Argentina WaSTe_D
Same
2021-02-05 16:09
Tomorrow: ex-North left cs:go for VaLULrant xD
2021-02-05 14:52
skrald org
2021-02-05 14:56
#322
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African Union mikecool
rip in pepperonis sadge
2021-02-05 15:11
#325
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United States Fule
I mean they were handicapped but I didn't know they were terminally ill type of handicapped.
2021-02-05 15:16
> ayo grux you wanna play for North? > Yeah, of course! DISBAN
2021-02-05 15:19
Wow sad. Though times ahead
2021-02-05 15:24
Rip memeorg :(
2021-02-05 15:27
a part of csgo history for sure, rip
2021-02-05 15:32
GG Copenhagen had to cut some costs and decided to scrap their eSports teams. I'm happy in a sense that these players can no longer steal nice paychecks with no results! A lot of free agents in Denmark rn aha
2021-02-05 15:33
xd grux 0 official with north :D
2021-02-05 15:36
#338
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Serbia XD___
sad
2021-02-05 15:45
Buying decent players in 2017 who won just one event few weeks ago and give everyone 30k$/month like they are best team in the world lmao. Team was actually decent but retarded “football minded” management of replacing players every 2 month didn’t help at all. After little more than one year whole squad was slowly replaced to become tier 3 team.
2021-02-05 15:45
bout 3 years too late
2021-02-05 15:45
wtf broken fang started 2 months ago
2021-02-05 15:46
Covid seems to rip of the waste of money. Maybe 2 of them will find a team near top 30.
2021-02-05 15:46
about time honestly, liked them in 2017 with magisk and k0nfig but its all been downhill since then
2021-02-05 15:46
F
2021-02-05 15:50
f
2021-02-05 15:55
#350
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United States Phamous3k
I know hltv enjoys seeing issues like this in some weird positive light... “Paycheck stealers, bad management anyways, terrible org” etc. But, losing investors in any industry is a bad thing. Especially with nothing to replace it lol. Look, idk what Valve can do but, losing a big funded org like North in the healthiest CSGO region isn’t a good thing. Forget the players we’re talking a lot of staff without a job. And depending on availability some of these players, and staff members would have to leave CSGO entirely.
2021-02-05 16:03
2 replies
+1
2021-02-05 16:26
I wonder which org is gonna leave next, cs teams were not profitable before pandemic and when pandemic began, tournament organizers drastically lowered prize pools and that must have hit some orgs, made them rethink their approach to csgo with huge unjustified salaries.
2021-02-05 16:49
F
2021-02-05 16:04
F (finally)
2021-02-05 16:07
i was too late to buy foils for 70 cent and sell for 3.5 fak big fak
2021-02-05 16:09
finally
2021-02-05 16:19
Disappointing! Wanted to se this new roster play.. Hopefully they get picked up as a team. They have potential.
2021-02-05 16:35
New team incoming: gade cajunb MSL aizy Kjaerbye
2021-02-05 16:45
6 replies
#368
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United States Phamous3k
Lol. Signed to who? If flusha, suNny & autimatic couldn’t find an org then idk bro. Unless they want to grind orgless which hey. That’s an option.
2021-02-05 16:48
4 replies
An all Danish lineup has a better chance of getting an org in Europe than Auti, Sunny and Flusha who haven't played together. Auti, Sunny and Flusha is too much of a Gen.G OG style risk to not get the instant reward.
2021-02-05 16:52
3 replies
So...who will sign them ? These players most likely would want decent salary, at least 10k+. Find me an org which is willing to throw at least 600k per year into washed players.
2021-02-05 16:57
2 replies
Don't have a name for you, but Gen.G and OG came out of nowhere, so it's not unreasonable to suspect that something like that could happen again with this lineup. Gen.G was created with far less talent.
2021-02-05 17:00
1 reply
#389
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United States Phamous3k
If we being honest about the current climate of orgs in CSGO then... Yeh, either they take a heavy pay cut to sign to a tier1/2 org or just grind it out with no support.
2021-02-05 18:06
#371
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Denmark mikl1986
Would be nice!
2021-02-05 16:50
Bye N♿️RTH You won't be missed
2021-02-05 16:54
#379
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Denmark rash1
Saddest day of my life
2021-02-05 17:22
1 reply
feel with you. you can still cheer for valde. best player north ever had. msl is also free now.
2021-02-05 18:05
expected ^ Bye N♿️RTH You won't be missed
2021-02-05 17:38
Its not Corona's fault. Its the politicians fault. The virus didn't shut down businesses or restrict people for living their lives. Corona is just a virus like the billion viruses before it. Sad times we live in and its not because of the virus.
2021-02-05 17:44
1 reply
#446
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United States stotte
+1
2021-02-08 01:10
It's a good idea to save a good amount of stickers?
2021-02-05 18:04
It's always sad to see a big organisation leave, but in all honesty, North must be one of the worst in terms of line-ups. It feels like so much potential has been wasted, they've consistently been the second, and at certain points in time THE best Danish team, even though they, frankly, never were a consistent world-class team. Sure, they had their occasional flashes of inspiration (e.g. DH Stockholm 2018), but in the end they turned out to be very disappointing. Goodbye, N ♿ R T H.
2021-02-05 18:04
F
2021-02-05 18:05
nice
2021-02-05 18:09
#391
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Switzerland Juuzou_
Basically was never actually really anything. Had some nice runs but could never step up to the name and group behind north and their ambitions were. All in all a failed project, sadly. Gl
2021-02-05 18:17
Good. I last half of my money bett$ng on north.
2021-02-05 18:31
#394
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Hungary szia
Man, they just got stickers money, wtf happened
2021-02-05 18:33
2 replies
#405
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United States Phamous3k
Guessing those stickers not paying out like they use to. Probably during major there’s more hype around stickers.
2021-02-05 19:47
1 reply
#408
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Hungary szia
Yeah, and North stickers are never really very popular, just strange they get an influx of cash and then close from money issues
2021-02-05 19:57
rip grux career
2021-02-05 18:44
#397
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Singapore derpydm
F in chat 2 north :( sadlion
2021-02-05 18:48
#398
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Chile nachooww
oof big RIP
2021-02-05 18:52
not surprised wasting money paying MSL and Aizy for all those years
2021-02-05 19:09
good lol
2021-02-05 19:20
#402
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France Uexo
well goodbye
2021-02-05 19:21
LULWAT
2021-02-05 19:21
This is what happen when you try to play with Astralis on the big scene ;) Not gonna miss you at all. Worst org ever
2021-02-05 19:49
#407
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Turkey yunus06
F
2021-02-05 19:54
who?
2021-02-05 20:45
#413
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Russia INNESOR
F
2021-02-05 20:57
i bought 500 north sticker before this news LMAO im rich
2021-02-05 21:20
No joke ? This org was the worst as far as money investment goes, they probably thought they were Bezos or something, way overpaying players for ages whilst they achieved nothing. New c9 will be next the next victim in that ridiculous money throwing spree.
2021-02-05 21:44
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2021-02-05 21:49
#418
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Cyprus shmoe
actually not an org i am going to miss. bottom line -> one less csgo org, so its sad.
2021-02-05 23:57
#427
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United States Americah!
WTF YHD*UIHJOQUJS IOAJDNJK ASI NDJIAO PDJS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHY??????
2021-02-06 00:21
thank you for buying kjaerbye
2021-02-06 02:22
Literally the worst ran, with most potential esports team/org of all time. Shocked they stayed around and long as they did with their crazy contracts they handed out like candy.
2021-02-06 03:34
finally my misery ends
2021-02-06 07:46
wtf rip my fantasy bitch north
2021-02-06 14:24
rip to the lions
2021-02-06 16:26
rip
2021-02-07 13:03
FINALLY! Queue wheelchair image:
2021-02-08 13:02
#448
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India mafiago
No North no N♿RTH
2021-02-09 09:52
#449
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Canada free_ropz
RIP Wheelchair memes
2021-02-09 18:52
Kjerbye destroyed whole org wtfffffff no more N♿RTH
2021-02-09 23:31
;D
2021-02-10 13:40
Ahah finally, thank u
2021-02-10 15:13
#455
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Indonesia Exodd
Thanks for all the laughs, N♿RTH (no disrespect)
2021-02-13 13:09
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