FURIA through to ESL Pro League quarter-finals over G2

The Brazilian squad dominated Vertigo before knocking G2 out of the tournament with an explosive T-side on Mirage.

FURIA claimed victory over G2 in the first match of the second round of the ESL Pro League Season 13 playoffs, blitzing into the series by taking their map pick decisively (16-5), and although they couldn’t run away on the defense on G2's pick, Mirage, a high-octane Terrorist side was enough for Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan and company to close out the series.

"Once the fast plays kept working and working, that’s FURIA’s special, right?" Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson said after the match regarding their blistering attack, "so you run it until they can stop it and it looks like they couldn’t stop it."

Having secured their quarter-final spot, FURIA are now waiting for the loser of the play-in series that will pit Group C and D top seeds Gambit and Astralis on Thursday, as the winner of the play-in match will advance straight to the semi-finals.

FURIA will play the loser of Gabmit vs. Astralis in the quarter-finals

FURIA charged out of the gates on their map pick, Vertigo, winning the first pistol round on the attack with doubles by Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos and junior before going on to take nine out of the first ten rounds as yuurih continued to show fine form in the 11-4 half.

The same duo that got doubles in the first pistol round repeated in the second, after which the Brazilian squad plowed their way to victory, giving up just one more round to seal the first map comfortably, 16-5, as arT put a knife in Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač’s back after a 5vs1 situation in the last round.

FURIA were once again first to make a splash on Mirage, winning the first pistol round on the defense and taking four of the first five rounds in play, although this time around G2 didn’t let the slow start hinder them and the Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković-led squad took control of proceedings on the terrorist side, going on an eight round tear before giving up the last two in a 9-6 half.

FURIA didn't flinch and brought the map right back to a tie on the attack, suffocating G2 with fast-paced plays and winning 10 rounds to secure the two-map victory and a spot in the quarter-finals.

Matchpage
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4th April 2021
Europe
16
Vertigo
5
16
Mirage
10
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 31 +9 89.7 1.36
36 - 27 +9 83.6 1.30
37 - 24 +13 77.0 1.29
31 - 24 +7 68.3 1.17
26 - 24 +2 56.6 1.10
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 34 -7 67.9 0.94
28 - 35 -7 72.6 0.89
27 - 34 -7 66.3 0.86
21 - 33 -12 63.6 0.81
26 - 34 -8 52.1 0.76
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1058
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
809
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
234
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
G2 only fix: -nexa +young, unexperienced balkan player or a washed up boomer like AdreN or neo Niko to awp and igl
2021-04-04 17:53
21 replies
why keep frenchies tho? G2 isnt even a french team anymore, they just taking up space
2021-04-04 17:54
7 replies
0/8
2021-04-04 18:14
3 replies
+1 Yugoslavia boys
2021-04-04 19:17
2 replies
I told you HLTV, G2 will disband after this event
2021-04-04 21:59
1 reply
#99
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Sri Lanka w7tv
c9 disBanded for miBr, they will wait till lose to nemiga, sinners or some shit like that
2021-04-04 22:44
+1, full balkan is the way
2021-04-04 18:20
2 replies
-amanek +loba for support -jackz +some fpl talent -malek +ynk or +legija for coach
2021-04-05 04:34
1 reply
Would be a team i would be willing to support, not shit like now
2021-04-05 12:22
#39
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Europe chespiZ
kennys must be happy G2 is Bad af like navi omfg but still in love
2021-04-04 18:30
#49
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Asia primoknows
-nexa + nivera awp igl niko? LUL
2021-04-04 18:52
#52
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Name checks out
2021-04-04 18:55
the NIKO EFFECT
2021-04-04 19:00
7 replies
absoiutely real fix for every single niko team is -niko and thats a FACT
2021-04-04 20:06
1 reply
No it’s +Niko igl)))
2021-04-04 20:11
Anyone who thinks that G2 was better before niko must be blind
2021-04-04 20:11
4 replies
They where struggling do
2021-04-04 20:11
2 replies
They were struggling because Kenny was struggling Instead of fixing this issue, they messed around with Jackz and amanek, kept both, benched Kenny and signed niko Now they have no dedicated awper and have the worlds best rifler who can solo hold sites struggling to awp
2021-04-04 22:26
1 reply
I swear huNter is most overlooked overrated player. Kenny was consistently bad but huNter wasn't good either and that when huNter was star player and kenny was support AWPer. After Niko joined, kenny improved untill the roles were changed to give more space to huNter. Now it is more fucked up than ever. huNter is a player who can't play without baiting someone like JaCkz. Malek is the worst coach I've seen in quite a while. could've made this baiter a lurk and Niko entry with JaCkz.
2021-04-05 18:06
#87
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Lithuania Extazis
They were good Blast Groups 1-3rd then Katowice 2nd, Pro league was trash 11-12th then Road To Rio 2nd, DreamHack Spring 2nd
2021-04-04 21:00
HAHAHA PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN NIKO IGL G2 WILL BE TOP 250 ROFL
2021-04-04 21:09
We've seen Niko IGL..... definitely doesn't work
2021-04-04 22:28
vamoo
2021-04-04 17:53
#3
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Latvia HiImRenars
ez furia
2021-04-04 17:53
Ez4arT
2021-04-04 17:54
#6
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Portugal beatje
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 17:55
5 replies
Do you think aliens can match Furias cs?
2021-04-04 17:56
#23
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Argentina Caitofaze
hahahahaha!.
2021-04-04 18:01
#25
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Italy alex12345
hahahahahaha
2021-04-04 18:04
This copy pasta always makes me crack lmao
2021-04-04 18:17
#40
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Brazil crowleyr
actually funny
2021-04-04 18:31
CH0K0 OMEGALUL
2021-04-04 17:55
2 replies
choko omegalul
2021-04-05 03:59
1 reply
yes
2021-04-05 14:20
#8
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Argentina Maqu1nola
lol
2021-04-04 17:55
It honestly amazes me that Furia rely on so much hyper aggression and some teams like G2 still cant counter it despite it being painfully obvious that it's what they'll do.
2021-04-04 17:55
15 replies
#15
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United States poL_aris
international lineups are so inconsistent
2021-04-04 17:57
6 replies
Very true but so many times Furia just pushed out and aggressed and caught G2 trying to retreat
2021-04-04 17:59
5 replies
#24
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United States poL_aris
this is what happens when you have an international lineup that isn't playing in their native language, and haven't been in a team long together.
2021-04-04 18:03
4 replies
#94
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Brazil 520metal
you know that furia comms in english right, as in not their native language
2021-04-04 22:13
#101
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Sri Lanka w7tv
which team are u talking aBout?
2021-04-04 22:46
2 replies
#102
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United States poL_aris
G2
2021-04-04 22:46
1 reply
#103
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Sri Lanka w7tv
could Be Both you know, furia just switch to EN, But this only show how much more prep they are for cs in general
2021-04-04 22:47
it's obvious that they'll aggress, however the when and where isn't as obvious when you're in the server as it is when backseat gaming, or is every team that loses to furia trash in your opinion?
2021-04-04 18:34
7 replies
Did I say they (G2) were trash? I just said it amazes me, it's a compliment to Furia you dipfuck. No other team can make such hyper aggression work as constantly as they do.
2021-04-04 18:38
5 replies
immediately defensive and throwing out insults, be careful not to get a nosebleed manlet.
2021-04-04 19:11
4 replies
Yo, imagine shoving words into someone's mouth that they didn't say and not expect them to defend themselves. Holy shit you're dumb as fuck.
2021-04-05 02:20
3 replies
i asked for his opinion. another triggered virgin decides to give it a go. DIS AIN DA HOOD HOMIE
2021-04-05 06:54
2 replies
LOL uses virgin as an insult. Takes one to know one.
2021-04-05 13:17
1 reply
flag doesn't check out, go to bed. I wasn't the one to start insulting in the first place. typical peanutbrain cant keep the emotions aside when trying to get a point across.
2021-04-05 14:11
+1 too easy with x-ray on
2021-04-04 19:08
#FreeG2 Niko ruining another team again
2021-04-04 17:55
This was really hard to watch, Furia running literal Silver strats and G2 weren’t even good enough to stop them, sadge. New AWPer needed ASAP.
2021-04-04 17:55
Unexpected, but gg.
2021-04-04 17:56
2 replies
Totally expected.
2021-04-04 17:59
1 reply
This
2021-04-04 18:52
Thx you Niko
2021-04-04 17:56
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 17:57
Niko with the awp is a waste of talent.
2021-04-04 17:58
20 replies
Everywhere Niko has played, it has always been always waste of talent.
2021-04-04 17:59
19 replies
talking like he is not the one that is fucking all the teams that he goes
2021-04-04 18:11
18 replies
#46
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United States BigDudley
I think it has more to do with teams thinking they can build around him. We see it in device , s1m , zywoo etc where an awper can carry a team... without regen health a star rifle can not carry a team. How many fights can they take? Unless you’re playing like liquid on their grand slam run and all of you are hitting shots 1 star rifle isn’t carrying any team in csgo .
2021-04-04 18:48
3 replies
coldzera carried SK several times with a rifle. Dropping 2-3 TRs holding the site with a m4, but you're right because fallen, fer and fnx/felps were on their peaks which was a team where everyone was performing well.
2021-04-04 19:39
2 replies
#107
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United States BigDudley
Niko isn’t close to prime coldzera except for aim maybe. Cold was a playmaker also and no one on this team is close to fer playing his best. Hunter might get close but he isn’t consistent. Amanek and jacks are solid players but not good enough to make a difference. Niko forcing plays and dying isn’t the same as cold turning entire rounds on their heads with what he could do. Fallen was also a very solid awper. I would never compare this g2 to that old sk line up. This g2 would be tier 2 to that sk line up
2021-04-04 22:58
1 reply
+1
2021-04-05 00:56
FaZe won like 9 big events with NiKo and made mouz relevant but sure.
2021-04-04 19:17
13 replies
#105
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Sri Lanka w7tv
so is the proBlem here nexa? remove him Bring who? xizt? tiltex?
2021-04-04 22:48
1 reply
So is the proBlem here NiKo ?
2021-04-04 23:13
9 big events, wOw! Did they really? With a superstar roster? HOW? Oh sorry, with karrigan, i forgot. Take a look what happened to mousesports after NiKo left, the 'bots' NiKo was using as baits suddenly started to play good.
2021-04-05 10:41
10 replies
No they didn't. The bots got kicked and mouz changed their lineup.
2021-04-05 11:26
9 replies
Mouz entered top 5 and was ranked above FaZe, 'NiKo was the problem' was a big meme back then.
2021-04-05 23:47
8 replies
??? I went through the rankings from february when NiKo joined all the way untill mouz kicked bots spidii and lowel and added styko and sunny and in no period were they above FaZe.They were barely top 15 and haven't broken into top 10 untill the end of 2017 and it wasn't until december of 2018 when they first passed FaZe in the rankings.
2021-04-06 00:22
7 replies
Wth are you on about, denis and spiidi were insane after the departure and mouse went on a winning streak on proleague.
2021-04-07 17:16
6 replies
"Mouz entered top 5 and was ranked above FaZe, 'NiKo was the problem' was a big meme back then." What are you on about ?
2021-04-07 17:52
5 replies
Cant read?
2021-04-07 21:17
4 replies
Like hello ? The fuck is wrong with you, do you need sleep ? You said mouz reached top 5 with spiidi and dennis after NiKo left and were above FaZe which is not true, I just pointed that out. Do I need to explain to you the shit you say yourself ?
2021-04-07 21:56
3 replies
Holy shit you are absolutely clueless about the cs scene. It is true, you are just some kid who werent even born when NiKo left mousesports so of course you dont remember anything that happened after that. Sure 7win streak right after NiKo leaves for team thats 'superstar' just left is normal stuff.
2021-04-08 12:12
2 replies
But they weren't ranked above FaZe in the rankings and didn't reach top 5 in the rank.
2021-04-08 12:44
1 reply
Im sorry did i ask you something?
2021-04-08 23:00
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 17:59
#27
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Brazil PaPum
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 18:08
#28
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Brazil Largato
GG EZ 4 Furia
2021-04-04 18:09
imagine winning against liquid to play like trash
2021-04-04 18:10
Fucking Elige had to have the worst game of his life against these bots, shame
2021-04-04 18:17
2 replies
#66
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Brazil logzera
+1
2021-04-04 19:19
Dont forget hunter having the best map of his life in vertigo too, just to lose in 5 rounds againt furia.
2021-04-05 00:27
Can't win with choKo
2021-04-04 18:17
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars.
2021-04-04 18:21
#38
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Brazil Anarchybr
I knew G2’s victory against TL was a fluke lol It took the game of Hunters life and a bad elige show for them barely win 2-1 What a joke of a team, Niko of course destroying another team
2021-04-04 18:23
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 18:35
i hate FURIA playstyle it's so frustrating -_- they literally have 3 tactics , RUSH B , RUSH A , RUSH MID and that's all from them
2021-04-04 18:40
5 replies
#51
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Brazil 1930
you should create a team to surpass them
2021-04-04 18:53
everything checks out
2021-04-04 19:33
good, if youre frustated then the tactic is working to perfection, if you feel like that from just watching imagine how livid they must feel playing against it on the flesh? The angrier they get the more mistakes they make, and the worse it gets, its a never ending cicle.
2021-04-04 22:47
Imagine being a person that thinks thats all Furia does and still be a fan of a team that got demolished by them. Quite exotic.
2021-04-04 23:29
#122
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Brazil thim0
Imagine being a t1 team and cant stop a single rush. It is a shameful playstyle.
2021-04-05 05:15
#45
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Russia DeimosDude
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 18:43
lmao liquid died for this G2 fluke
2021-04-04 18:48
ch0k0 26-34 LUL RIP G2
2021-04-04 18:49
#53
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Brazil llskll
Now how can liquid lose to this crap?
2021-04-04 18:55
1 reply
Elige worst game in like 4 years and humter's best game in like 4 years. Thats it.
2021-04-05 00:29
#54
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Really unexpected tbh. But GG to Furia. NiKo awp won't work.
2021-04-04 18:56
#55
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Brazil rauni90001
This game should've been TL vs Furia. Fortunately, Furia showed them who's daddy.
2021-04-04 18:57
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 18:58
#57
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Finland H0rnPub
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars
2021-04-04 19:00
Another choke)))) epl🤨
2021-04-04 19:03
Ego-Niko #1 they Said ... Ego-Niko going to Carry G2 to greatness they Said ... Ego-Niko bestest AWP’er they Said ... How did that work out ? Bot-Ego bottom-fragger ... LOL
2021-04-04 19:18
Why would you make the world’s best rifle one tapper play the awp...
2021-04-04 19:30
2 replies
The top 3 players in the world in 2020 and 2019 were all AWPers. It may seem controversial but in a year he could be better than ever.
2021-04-04 20:10
1 reply
#106
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Sri Lanka w7tv
mens))) no the time he will take to do 2 awp shots and mayBe do a 2k he can do 4 one taps and win the round instantly in 3s
2021-04-04 22:50
Why on earth you trap one of the best riflers in the game in an AWP role is beyond me.
2021-04-04 19:34
#72
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Brazil Jusbilo
NiKo no Vasco?
2021-04-04 19:36
1 reply
ambos no cheirinho.
2021-04-04 21:29
#73
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Russia razorVJ
G2 is too bad for EPL. NiKo especially.
2021-04-04 19:51
Niko is a problem. Not kennys or anyone.
2021-04-04 19:52
1 reply
+1. This guy had huge talent back in 2015-16, but nowadays he is just destroying teams..
2021-04-04 19:58
EZ4FURIA
2021-04-04 20:11
#82
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Brazil hugoooo
Just as I said lots of times... G2 barely beat Liquid with ELiGE bottom fragging, it was obvious that if they played the same way FURIA would beat them easily.
2021-04-04 20:15
#83
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
-Niko please.... g2 was really good before him
2021-04-04 20:16
2 replies
+1 people treat G2's last online months before adding NiKo as their true level when they did pretty well on LAN earlier in the year.
2021-04-05 02:38
1 reply
+1000
2021-04-05 05:06
FPX performed better vs FURIA than G2
2021-04-04 20:26
1 reply
+1
2021-04-05 01:04
#85
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Brazil VolKz
furia is the best!
2021-04-04 20:35
rip
2021-04-04 20:54
LETS GO FURIA!!! BRAZIL BEST CS GO COUNTRY
2021-04-04 21:31
1 reply
#143
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
4ever
2021-04-06 02:55
Random na kid > Niko as an awper KEKW
2021-04-04 21:46
#93
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Japan Legoshi
G2 fix kick Niko add ropz ez W's
2021-04-04 22:09
choko
2021-04-04 22:26
#98
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Brazil Khart
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent to match Furia in Europe. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Guerri’s FURIA to go to Mars.
2021-04-04 22:42
#108
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Chile cristiaan
thanks
2021-04-04 23:08
#111
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Sweden dogtown
Wasn't G2 like winning before niko joined bahaha
2021-04-04 23:52
1 reply
they were actually looking pretty strong
2021-04-05 12:47
#112
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Brazil NegoNey
-amanek -jackz -malek (coach) +maden +xsepower +soLo (coach)
2021-04-05 00:15
2 replies
LOL. -Niko + kennys or Guardian and ez top 5. They need to kick poor Niko and add main awp.
2021-04-05 10:51
1 reply
#134
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Brazil NegoNey
hahahahahahahahahahahah
2021-04-05 14:30
hahahaha
2021-04-05 13:10
Only Vita can save frenches for now...
2021-04-05 14:52
#141
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Indonesia cleostar
fluke win against liquid ofc they would lose
2021-04-06 00:46
#142
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
Ez 4 yuurih GoFURIA
2021-04-06 01:57
FURIA will play the loser of Gabmit vs. Astralis in the quarter-finals, nice proof reading
2021-04-07 21:56
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