StarLadder announces RMR invites, responds to CIS teams' open letter

The tournament organizer has listed a number of preventive measures they will put in place to abide by the CIS teams' requests.

StarLadder have announced the list of teams invited to the next Regional Major Ranking tournament in the CIS region. Spirit, Natus Vincere, Gambit, Virtus.pro, and Akuma have been invited to the main event, while Entropiq, forZe, K23, and Nemiga will kick off their campaign in the closed qualifier.

The invites were handed out based on the teams' current standings in the ranking, which currently have Spirit in the lead following the conclusion of the first regional tournament in the 2021 Major circuit, EPIC League.

Spirit are currently in the lead of the CIS RMR standings

Two more squads have already secured their place in the closed stage via the first open qualifier, ex-Marlian and EC Kyiv, with the remaining two participants set to be decided in the second open qualifier (June 13-14).

Below you can find the participants list of StarLadder CIS RMR:

Main event

Russia Spirit
Russia Gambit
Ukraine Akuma
CIS Closed qualifier
CIS Closed qualifier
Russia Natus Vincere
CIS Virtus.pro
CIS Closed qualifier
CIS Closed qualifier
CIS Closed qualifier

Closed qualifier

The tournament organizer has also shared details of how it plans to run the event from an administrative standpoint in response to the open letter that 14 out of 16 participants of EPIC League CIS signed and sent to Valve, in which the teams criticized how the security of the previous tournament in the RMR circuit was handled and suggested several protocols to help prevent cheating in multiple forms at future events.

StarLadder has promised to put in place the following five measures, all of which were proposed in the open letter:

1. We will not provide data to any 3rd party with a delay of less than 20 seconds

2. We will set at least 110 seconds delay on all of our GOTV

3. Voice communications of all teams will be recorded for every game

4. Webcams of the players will capture what is happening on the player’s screen; this video feed will also be recorded for every game

5. All matches of StarLadder CIS RMR will be played on FACEIT platform using the FACEIT anti-cheat software

The closed qualifier for StarLadder CIS RMR will take place from June 18-21, followed by the two-stage main event on June 27-July 4. The tournament will have $100,000 on offer, as well as between 1,500 and 2,000 RMR points awarded to the top-five teams.

LETS GO!
2021-06-10 20:07
3 replies
S1mple fangirls mad Ez 4 akuma Simple's daddy
2021-06-10 20:12
1 reply
0/8
2021-06-11 18:12
hahahaha, all 5 new features just for the sake of Akuma
2021-06-10 20:23
#3
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Brazil zodess
letsgoooooo
2021-06-10 20:07
EZ FREE TON
2021-06-10 20:08
akuma letsgoooooooooooo
2021-06-10 20:08
#SomosAkuma
2021-06-10 20:08
#7
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Russia D1ma_
KICK AKUMA
2021-06-10 20:08
6 replies
#96
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Germany kuppikuppi
no need for that, if they play without hacks they are bad as hell so things will go back to normal very soon
2021-06-10 21:27
1 reply
#170
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Indonesia songokong
+1
2021-06-11 01:10
Flair checks out classic s0mple fan
2021-06-10 21:56
3 replies
Name checks out.
2021-06-11 03:58
2 replies
Flair checks out classic s0mple fan
2021-06-11 18:34
1 reply
S1mple*
2021-06-11 21:11
nice
2021-06-10 20:08
Kick Akuma FFS.
2021-06-10 20:08
12 replies
why?
2021-06-10 20:10
Kicking Akuma without any real evidence would set a really shitty precedent, if Akuma truly weren't cheating they'll prove it here, if they were cheating they'll bomb out.
2021-06-10 20:24
5 replies
In fact, s1mple would be very happy if Akuma still did aswell as they did, because he said doesnt want to believe they cheated and hopes they are clear
2021-06-10 21:11
4 replies
Good point! If they bomb out it would raise even more suspicions.
2021-06-10 21:50
3 replies
And some people with 0 research say shit like "s0mple ruin talent" "akuma clear s0mple mad"
2021-06-10 22:04
1 reply
+1
2021-06-11 00:05
Edit
2021-06-11 00:41
#59
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Russia Soawii
stupid? if they are cheating they are gonna get destroyed, if not - they are pretty much cleared
2021-06-10 20:30
1 reply
#215
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Germany Shackrag
thinking they would be destroyed if they were cheating before is unreasonable. they should lose but that doesnt mean they would lose guaranteed. its not always the better team that wins
2021-06-11 14:11
#79
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Brazil ZerongBr
Cry is free Jame
2021-06-10 20:52
Flair checks out Virtus Save fan
2021-06-10 21:56
#218
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Nepal sasukeee
I want Akuma VS Navi opener.
2021-06-11 14:34
Akuma should be banned from competitive CS
2021-06-10 20:09
24 replies
innocent until proven guilty
2021-06-10 20:41
23 replies
#85
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United States Wafftop
we arent a court of law, this is the court of opinion. Akuma can fuck off, bunch of cheating weebs.
2021-06-10 21:01
10 replies
+1
2021-06-10 21:19
+1
2021-06-10 22:14
ban someone from a event only with opinion nice
2021-06-11 00:06
4 replies
Clips serve as evidence. And there are enough clips of them looking at second screen mid clutches. This is evidence enough in this case to prove they used an unfair advantage. Imagine how overwatch bans would work if they all decided to not ban obvious cheaters since they cant see their monitors for concrete evidence. Lol
2021-06-11 04:01
1 reply
where? why no one see this? why volvo not ban they cuzz are sus but no enought to ban someone from life
2021-06-12 02:26
Not just one event but the whole competitive CS - for life
2021-06-11 08:23
1 reply
+1
2021-06-12 02:25
+1
2021-06-11 03:58
Thats exactly what we are lol they only ban with evidence ...
2021-06-11 09:19
Great, ban chaos too
2021-06-11 17:37
#106
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Sweden suriel666
no it's GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT
2021-06-10 21:46
Guilty until proven innocent
2021-06-10 23:50
10 replies
mmm no its innocent until proven guilty
2021-06-11 00:07
9 replies
Depends always who you ask
2021-06-11 00:12
8 replies
nah have more sense if u neet to prove he cheats
2021-06-11 00:25
7 replies
This has only more sense when you have the abilities to prove it. Unlucky that the TO denied any chance. When you swap that you maybe get evidence for their innocent.
2021-06-11 00:26
6 replies
of course u can prove u arent guilty but u are innocent until porven guilty (good i need learn more english skill)
2021-06-11 00:31
5 replies
Imagine if overwatch bans worked like that. Innocent until proven guilty. Lol even spinners wont get banned since they can just be rotating their mouse at super speeds right?? We can't see their monitors, cant hear their comms so they must be innocent since we have no concrete proof. Coz clips are never enough to declare someone a cheater right???? Lmao imagine using courts' logic in an online game where gathering evidence is way harder than in real life investigations.
2021-06-11 04:05
4 replies
if they move in super speed is not natural = they cheat, in akuma case no one can BTW FLAIR 0/8
2021-06-11 04:10
3 replies
No argument as expected from a device flair fake flagger.
2021-06-11 04:12
2 replies
wtf u talk about dude .-. is just common sense innocent until proven guilty btw Fake flag is not allowed in HLTV forums
2021-06-11 04:20
PD:this case is 5 people carrer their jobs and reputation in the line u need show something not just ban they
2021-06-11 04:24
Better observers than what were in the Berlin Major and this already looks and feels better than any RMR last month
2021-06-10 20:09
gg
2021-06-10 20:09
WAAIT WHATY???
2021-06-10 20:09
#15
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Brazil luizdh2
akuma letsgoo
2021-06-10 20:09
2 replies
br cheering for xiters nothing new
2021-06-10 23:35
1 reply
it's brazilian kid, nothing new
2021-06-20 08:53
Rip akuma
2021-06-10 20:09
This time CIS RMR without cheats
2021-06-10 20:09
akuma get out
2021-06-10 20:09
LETS GO AKUMA
2021-06-10 20:09
#21
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Europe omronTM
kick akuma
2021-06-10 20:10
#22
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Spain [^_^]
Akuma haxors
2021-06-10 20:10
Nice
2021-06-10 20:11
#28
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Brazil EversonFR
EZ4 AKUMA, NO CRY HATERS
2021-06-10 20:12
Just want to see Akuma getting wrecked
2021-06-10 20:13
why is akuma playing
2021-06-10 20:15
6 replies
#33
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Russia iamidiot
because they deserved
2021-06-10 20:17
#86
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Russia mshkoda
Cause it was no control during previous rmr tournament and evidences can not be taken to the light. Now i am sure Akuma will show their real tier-3 level without opportunities to do dirty
2021-06-10 21:05
4 replies
i think that they will continue to cheat, but not so blatant
2021-06-10 23:38
3 replies
I mean now they actually have to install undetectable wall hacks to stand any chance since restrictions are pretty rough for them now. Poor them cant even stream snipe anymore. Feels bad for them.
2021-06-11 04:07
2 replies
#209
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Europe AlL1n
All thay can use is some sort of aim assist as web cam will be pointed towards monitor.
2021-06-11 11:38
1 reply
True true i forgot
2021-06-11 21:11
AKUMA HAAHAAH why WHY? Starladder u r not tier 3 tournament organization, so kick them
2021-06-10 20:17
9 replies
#34
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Russia iamidiot
still no proofs about cheating or smth
2021-06-10 20:17
6 replies
so? if they ban 5 random players 99% hackers then we wont be sad
2021-06-10 20:31
5 replies
They cannot ban them without proof, it doesn't work like that...
2021-06-10 21:39
4 replies
u can check their cams
2021-06-10 23:25
3 replies
That isn't evidence, I'm afraid. It is subject to opinion and you can label them as cheaters all you like but that for Valve to ban them, there needs to be more than just "check their cams", witch-hunting is never taken seriously.
2021-06-10 23:31
2 replies
well they are banned at some betting sites there are dialogues from their prev coach with proposal of 322 and csgotv procurement and the dialouges of CSGOTV app proposal with a screenshot of functional with the CR4ZY team on it with 4 former Akuma players
2021-06-10 23:45
1 reply
That is more credible evidence than just "look at the cams". ESIC exposed suspicious betting scandals from ex-Project X CEO and I think some of the Akuma players were previously guilty of cheating in the past, but I'm unaware of this specifically.
2021-06-10 23:53
#60
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Russia Soawii
2021-06-10 20:30
1 reply
after that case they wont cheat LOL
2021-06-10 20:32
kick akuma
2021-06-10 20:18
#37
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North America drac0z
akuma :DDDDD
2021-06-10 20:18
inviting Akuma after all these things lmao
2021-06-10 20:19
Navi better pray that Akuma don't match with them.
2021-06-10 20:19
9 replies
ahahahah u are so mad kid, after everybody accusing them of cheating they are losing to T3 teams so hard but somehow stomp NAVI ahahahaha i really hope they will match NAVI to fast 2 0 them and show they are literally nonamers and T3 team without cheating
2021-06-10 20:23
1 reply
Agreed +1 s1mple and co. Aint afraid of anyone. Who tf are these akuma kids??? They cant stream snipe anymore so ez 2-0 for navi
2021-06-11 04:08
"1. We will not provide data to any 3rd party with a delay of less than 20 seconds 2. We will set at least 110 seconds delay on all of our GOTV 3. Voice communications of all teams will be recorded for every game 4. Webcams of the players will capture what is happening on the player’s screen; this video feed will also be recorded for every game 5. All matches of StarLadder CIS RMR will be played on FACEIT platform using the FACEIT anti-cheat software" Akuma 0-3 in group stage
2021-06-10 20:24
6 replies
3:0 ez akuma, then ruski cry
2021-06-10 20:27
2 replies
nt Sergiz
2021-06-10 21:12
Flag checks out. Only polish can be this stup**
2021-06-11 04:09
XAAAAAAAAXAXAXAXA)))
2021-06-10 20:38
Oh no no, why bully Akuma? they just wanted to win something at least...
2021-06-10 21:11
lets hope akuma will face navi, virtus pro, and gambit to see the result and compare them with previous rmr tournament, then you guys can judge them based on the result
2021-06-11 04:34
akuma wins
2021-06-10 20:19
1 reply
loses all matches*
2021-06-10 20:21
screw u Akuma
2021-06-10 20:21
amazing, the only downside is akuma is on the main event. i guess esic's suggestion to veto them from tourneys cant be taken into consideration in this case (rmr) bc valve still hasnt said anything about them and the epic league
2021-06-10 20:21
#44
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Canada Fingy123
Starladder very nice
2021-06-10 20:22
4 replies
If Akuma bombs out of the tournament that would be extremely sus. Let's see if they can win with all the necessary changes.
2021-06-11 00:06
3 replies
You can't be serious? If they bomb out, it could suggest a lot of things but to say it suggests they cheated is beyond stupid. They had nothing to lose during first RMR tourney. No expectations. They could have all been hitting their stride (happens to all of us at some point). And now they have something to lose (potential major spot based on RMR Rank), as well as their reputation due to people like you thinking you can actually draw this conclusion. That's not even mentioning the fact that they now have several demos from tier 1 competition for other teams to review for antistrat and playstyle.
2021-06-11 00:46
2 replies
#174
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Canada Fingy123
its not beyond stupid but it doesnt mean they cheated
2021-06-11 01:41
What a detailed bait. 8/8 ngl
2021-06-11 04:11
akuma eliminate fast
2021-06-10 20:23
#50
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Poland xMBTx
AKUMA gonna win it ez for s0mple destroyers
2021-06-10 20:24
2 replies
What's your level of delusion? xMBTx: Yes
2021-06-10 21:23
1 reply
#104
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Poland xMBTx
s0mple choker
2021-06-10 21:42
#51
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Georgia Megobari
Kick Akuma, please
2021-06-10 20:24
1 reply
why, akuma will win that.
2021-06-10 21:58
lets go akuma time to destroy pimple and those bots
2021-06-10 20:26
akuma.. nice
2021-06-10 20:26
1 reply
haters stay mad
2021-06-10 20:27
Very nice from them))
2021-06-10 20:27
#57
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Andorra breasts
akuma kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-06-10 20:28
good job starladder!
2021-06-10 20:35
starladder isn't joke nice
2021-06-10 20:38
Akuma invited? lmao
2021-06-10 20:40
3 replies
Innocent until proven guilty.
2021-06-10 20:42
2 replies
I am not even talking about their cheating accusations. They dont deserve a spot over other teams like Entropiq
2021-06-10 21:24
1 reply
#122
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France cedd
i think the invites are based off rmr points so it makes sense. but also makes this the gauntlet for them, to prove everyone wrong or right haha
2021-06-10 22:15
akuma haters crying in that moment asking why they call insane players for play on the main event and and wanting them to be destroyed in the first phase, it's so good to see the chaos happening
2021-06-10 20:43
Akuma invited? lol.
2021-06-10 20:44
1 reply
ofc
2021-06-10 21:57
Akuma got this
2021-06-10 20:53
when eu
2021-06-10 20:56
Akuma matata
2021-06-10 20:58
#83
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Russia mshkoda
Nice, these regulations should be necessary. Now let us see if Akuma can win even 1 game
2021-06-10 21:02
all these rules - akuma going to get swept under the rug LOL
2021-06-10 21:10
Let's go, Akuma! Woooo!
2021-06-10 21:19
Imagine continuing to invite such a lying and garbage team as Akuma, this is still disrespectful to everyone
2021-06-10 21:31
2 replies
It's better this way. With these rules in place, the world will get to see their true value.
2021-06-10 21:39
1 reply
#109
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Sweden suriel666
now they will have to hide their radar tablets on their knees and watch down every 2 seconds
2021-06-10 21:48
The CIS guys will "GIRAR" on server.
2021-06-10 21:37
#99
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Well played, StarLadder. ^^ I'm looking forward to this event. :D
2021-06-10 21:37
#102
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Brazil LgA21
This will be hilarious because Akuma will probably get destroyed every game, just proving 100% they were cheating
2021-06-10 21:40
1 reply
Or maybe they get VAC ban mid-game
2021-06-11 00:26
#103
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Serbia LtN))
why akuma
2021-06-10 21:42
#105
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Austria Grundz
Ty to Starladder for addressing the issues. Will be fun to see teams play in a more secure environment. Shame to see matchfixers Akuma to take the spot of a more deserving team.
2021-06-10 21:44
#107
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Sweden suriel666
Cheatkuma direct invite lol let's see if they will even be playing the event or they're banned until then
2021-06-10 21:47
AKUMA? ok valve KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-06-10 21:49
#112
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Australia Beard43
StarLadder FTW! Let's go!
2021-06-10 21:53
AKUMA SWEATING
2021-06-10 21:58
finally good TO
2021-06-10 22:02
#120
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Argentina fxzo
It would be funny if akuma rekt cis teams again KKKKKKKKK
2021-06-10 22:08
1 reply
#123
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France cedd
ya it would prove everyone wrong, like heroic still being top2 team even after hunden ban
2021-06-10 22:16
Akuma.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2021-06-10 22:17
Akuma: - Ez Peasy Lemon Squeezy
2021-06-10 22:19
Can't wait to see another Akuma win over Navi ... will be so exciting
2021-06-10 22:24
It's good that Akuma was invited, so if they play well, they can clean their name, but if they play like frigging bots, they can safely be labeled as blatant cheaters
2021-06-10 22:35
2 replies
+1
2021-06-10 23:43
they play well?? hahahahahah I guess they will never reach double digit even in this meta. with more 16-14 than ever
2021-06-10 23:49
Lmao
2021-06-10 22:55
finally, bet akuma will drop without any wins
2021-06-10 23:18
akuma will get 0 rounds
2021-06-10 23:43
2 replies
Why? Won't they be cheating in this event?
2021-06-11 00:25
1 reply
starladder won't allow cheaters
2021-06-13 18:59
And now you should ask valve and Epicenter: Is it so hard to demand and follow simple rules to get the lowest level of competition integrity?
2021-06-10 23:47
#148
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United States EZ4Bard
Here lies Akuma. They will not be missed
2021-06-10 23:50
Akuma invited jeje
2021-06-11 00:11
Best event org wow unreals such amaze maany wow super pro tier 1 starladder strategy :0
2021-06-11 00:23
Akuma invited ahahahahah nice event inviting blatant cheaters
2021-06-11 00:24
1 reply
#191
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Russia necklace
they SHOULD invite akuma, cuz they are 5th in the rankings and not banned yet
2021-06-11 05:28
+1 for starladder
2021-06-11 00:36
#168
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Russia NOD777
Now we will see how akuma is good actually
2021-06-11 00:48
1 reply
+1
2021-06-11 01:03
#171
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Brazil hugoooo
AKUMA OVER ENTROPIQ hahahahahahahahahaha I feel so bad that CIS is on StarLadder hands...
2021-06-11 01:15
1 reply
> I feel so bad that CIS is on StarLadder hands... ???
2021-06-11 11:08
Should record sounds too
2021-06-11 01:18
KKKKKKK WHAT A JOKE
2021-06-11 01:30
Let's go Na'Vi.
2021-06-11 06:30
Weebs over entropiq xDDDDDDD
2021-06-11 07:11
Akuma kekw
2021-06-11 07:53
Starladder so professional, way to go! Ez win for VP, Jame Christ and GODKINDAR. Sanji might go +30 if his girlfriends let him focus on his game.
2021-06-11 09:16
Akuma last place inc
2021-06-11 10:55
Akuma, revenge is close :D
2021-06-11 11:05
#206
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
pretty stacked group tbh, CIS doing great atm, even Entropiq is showing great form / has risen in rank a lot.
2021-06-11 11:06
I love STARLADDER
2021-06-11 11:37
AKUMA <333333
2021-06-11 11:39
#213
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Brazil bl0w1ng
Lest go AKUMA
2021-06-11 12:25
#216
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Nepal sasukeee
yes, Akuma to win the starladder 😂
2021-06-11 14:33
#217
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Nepal sasukeee
I want Akuma VS Navi opener.
2021-06-11 14:34
#223
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Brazil bandicoot
rip akuma
2021-06-11 18:30
#225
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Europe BARAO555
PLS RECORD TEAM SPEAK :_:
2021-06-11 19:22
akuma rekt XD
2021-06-11 22:33
sensei will destroy everyone noobs
2021-06-11 22:35
BAN CHITTERS!!!!!
2021-06-12 02:28
Could we have following five measures in every cs go tournament plz?
2021-06-12 13:30
Inviting cheaters?
2021-06-17 18:37
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