froz1k joins NAVI Academy

The 13-year-old will develop under the umbrella of NAVI as the CIS organization's youth system continues to grow.

Natus Vincere have expanded their youth academy with the inclusion of yet another budding youngster, 13-year-old Adam "⁠froz1k⁠" Nagorny from Ukraine, who joins several months after the CIS giants added Dmytro "⁠Dem0N⁠" Myroshnychenko to the academy in February.

froz1k's biggest exploits so far have come on the FACEIT platform, where the youngster has over 3000 ELO and scored a jaw-dropping ace that was immortalized on Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen's stream in October 2020.

"I have always admired NAVI's game and I am extremely glad that they allowed me to show myself," froz1k stated on NAVI's website. "The experience I shall gain through the academy will be a key to reach a new level of play. I will do my best."

NAVI continue to expand their youth program with the signing of froz1k

NAVI Academy is the first point of contact for the youngest players signed into the multi-tiered system that has one of the top youth squads in the world, NAVI Junior, who are currently holding second place in the WePlay Academy League round-robin group stage. But the youngest players will not be competing on a team together just yet, and instead will start their journey being taught theory and standing in on practices.

At the same time, a second development team is also under construction, NAVI Youth, with the Road to NAVI scouting platform currently open and taking applications in order to find more mature players to join Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov and Vlad "⁠latt1kk⁠" Vydrin, while another youth coach is set to join the secondary team and help with the youngest players in NAVI.

Despite not yet being placed into a team right off the bat, froz1k and Dem0N will be under the tutelage of coach Amiran "⁠aMi⁠" Rehviashvili, and on top of learning through NAVI's academy structure and joining in on the discussions of their older peers, they may get some playtime with NAVI Youth in hopes of eventually landing a permanent position on the squad as they grow in the organization.

"When they reach a certain age, we already know how to use the player," NAVI Junior's coach aMi said of the bottom-up-structure NAVI is building with its youth system, "where to put him, what problems he has, and what to work on, as it was with B1T."

NAVI's multi-tier youth system is currently comprised of the following players under aMi's supervision:

Ukraine NAVI Junior:

Russia Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov
Russia Eugene "⁠Aunkere⁠" Karyat
Ukraine Rodion "⁠fear⁠" Smyk
Ukraine Sergey "⁠pogor3lov⁠" Pogoryelov
Ukraine Daniil "⁠Synyx⁠" Mazur

CIS NAVI Youth:

Ukraine Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov
Russia Vlad "⁠latt1kk⁠" Vydrin

NAVI Academy:

Ukraine Dmytro "⁠Dem0N⁠" Myroshnychenko
Ukraine Adam "⁠froz1k⁠" Nagorny

Ukraine Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Dmytro 'Dem0N' Myroshnychenko
Dmytro 'Dem0N' Myroshnychenko
Age:
13
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Ukraine Rodion 'fear' Smyk
Rodion 'fear' Smyk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
90
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Adam 'froz1k' Nagorny
Adam 'froz1k' Nagorny
Age:
13
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Ukraine Sergey 'pogor3lov' Pogoryelov
Sergey 'pogor3lov' Pogoryelov
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Daniil 'Synyx' Mazur
Daniil 'Synyx' Mazur
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
70
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
Russia Vlad 'latt1kk' Vydrin
Vlad 'latt1kk' Vydrin
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
133
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
Russia Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
279
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
cool
2021-07-27 10:33
gl
2021-07-27 10:33
nice
2021-07-27 10:34
#6
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Ukraine volod1m1r
next s1mple
2021-07-27 10:34
he should send 1/3 of his income to natosaphix
2021-07-27 10:35
1 reply
Most viewed clip on his channel is frozik's lul
2021-07-27 14:47
13 y/o, imagine how cool he'd be at school telling everyone he played for Na'vi
2021-07-27 10:35
20 replies
#56
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Poland dawido0305
Probably noone would care
2021-07-27 11:09
1 reply
nah
2021-07-27 20:22
He is not gonna go to school anymore I think
2021-07-27 11:18
12 replies
wtf?
2021-07-27 12:07
9 replies
y dont need a school if y already earning more than parents
2021-07-27 12:11
8 replies
But you know csgo isn‘t forever right?
2021-07-27 12:35
7 replies
1500$ is enough to live 2-3 years at least if y smart and know how to use money. source: my life and i guess they are earning more than 1500$
2021-07-27 12:38
6 replies
Yeah, enough to live paycheck to paycheck. He's smart enough like Bymas to not drop out of school.
2021-07-27 13:41
5 replies
#138
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Serbia eliiiiii_
depends where mr yankee you can live with $700 a month in ukraine pretty well, plus you have free healthcare, most companies provide various insurances and tax rates are pretty low
2021-07-27 13:43
3 replies
y cant live in cis countries.. it called surviving
2021-07-27 16:40
#187
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Czech Republic Ventraks
he lives in Czech Republic and with $700/m you cant live there
2021-07-27 17:22
#211
ropz | 
United States Goob
but you won’t make that money if you live there is the issue
2021-07-28 00:32
is it bad?
2021-07-27 16:39
#130
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Czech Republic Ventraks
compulsory school attendance?
2021-07-27 13:23
Bruh, he’s 13 of course he’s going to school 🤦🏼‍♂️
2021-07-31 12:25
lol, no one would care
2021-07-27 18:13
4 replies
Really? Weird. eSports is WAY smaller in Canada, but it'd still be massive if you went into grade eight with a salaried job to play videogames
2021-07-27 22:17
3 replies
we had a guy in our year who at the time was a pro COD player. Back when COD 2 was the latest. A different time but still no one cared about it. Everybody loved him though, he was a funny guy.
2021-07-27 22:55
2 replies
COD omegalul. Navi is one of the biggest brands related to overall PC gaming in CIS.
2021-07-29 21:05
1 reply
COD2 was out in 2005, Navi wasn't created till 2009. Not many people in my school played 1.6 but 80% of the kids played COD2 or 3 at the time. So for argument sake it would not have mattered whether he was pro 1.6 or COD, no one really cared.
2021-07-29 21:58
#14
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Why tf do they have 3 academy teams
2021-07-27 10:36
10 replies
why not
2021-07-27 11:07
4 replies
#60
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Idk, i miss the point of having 3 academy rosters, like are all 3 gonna play the same tournaments etc?
2021-07-27 11:11
3 replies
As I understand, the best and the >16y.o players will play in NAVI jr, NAVI youth is for the first competitive experience for <16y.o players on some small leagues, and NAVI academy isn't really a team to play, it's just for individual practice, like it's said in the article "But the youngest players will not be competing on a team together just yet, and instead will start their journey being taught theory and standing in on practices." NAVI Academy exists to learn theory, they'll work with coaches to improve basic gameplay level and to find out players' special abilities and develop their roles
2021-07-27 11:18
#107
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Finland SunMutsi
They are evolving them and kinda "capturing" so other teams can't sign them for free. Quite sure they can't participate all tournaments because of some age restrictions.
2021-07-27 12:23
Coz CIS orgs keep insanely high buy it's for their players
2021-07-27 14:48
#88
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Czech Republic TeBych
You dont have to do buyouts for potencial new players in your team if you sign every talent you see
2021-07-27 11:51
1 reply
+1
2021-07-27 13:06
3 > 1 😎
2021-07-27 12:06
1 reply
#157
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Asia M@GNU5
damn right
2021-07-27 15:05
That's a lot of potential to find
2021-07-27 15:35
#15
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China HEIDASHUAi
Pog
2021-07-27 10:36
He is from czech r. not from Ukraine
2021-07-27 10:36
5 replies
#28
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Ukraine itpedia
he is half Czech and Ukrainian
2021-07-27 10:41
#74
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Yes, true. He lives in the Czech Republic but for some reason he chose the ua flag on hltv. I guess it’s because he’s now playing in navi (ua org) and it would look strange and confusing if he chose the Czech flag
2021-07-27 11:30
He probably has Ukrainian citizenship, hence the flag
2021-07-27 15:15
#188
B1T | 
Russia lo0u
He's Ukrainian and lives in Czech Republic. I've heard him speaking Russian in Nato's streams and he speaks like any other Ukrainian I've ever heard.
2021-07-27 17:31
1 reply
hmmm, aight, I thought he is Czech cuz he can speak czech aswell and I never heard him speak Ukrainian so.
2021-07-27 17:53
#17
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Korea s1mp_le
obviously he is a weeb, watching anime = +1000 to skill
2021-07-27 10:37
insane talent !
2021-07-27 10:37
#19
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Israel FRIsaac
Do they have 4 lineups?
2021-07-27 10:37
13 years old signing for a CS team meanwhile im working full time in an office at 20y/o answering calls for people... lmaooo
2021-07-27 10:37
13 replies
#24
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Other go1x1n00b
quit your job and become drug addict
2021-07-27 10:40
1 reply
Sounds like a great idea tbf
2021-07-27 10:40
How many are you paid
2021-07-27 11:01
8 replies
Depends on what bonus I get. Can be anywhere between £1500-£2000 per month after tax
2021-07-27 11:08
7 replies
Better than nothing
2021-07-27 11:09
6 replies
I mean its pretty good money tbf. To say that all I do is sit at a desk all day lmao
2021-07-27 11:10
5 replies
The reason i say that is because i think its boring af
2021-07-27 11:12
4 replies
Oh yeah it definitely is boring. Its good money tho so ill probably stick with it a while longer. I've been here since October 2019
2021-07-27 11:12
3 replies
Wait is "£1500-£2000(after tax)" good money in the UK? Or do you mean its decent for the job/age you do currently?
2021-07-27 11:39
2 replies
Yeah that's considered good money. I make more per month than a lot of my family do which is a weird thought
2021-07-27 11:40
#87
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Europe AlL1n
That's just a bit over minimum wage. I was working for 1600 few years ago.
2021-07-27 11:48
better than begging money at traffic lights or tesco's entrance
2021-07-27 11:07
#164
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Latvia sonofdog
That's good money for being 20yo
2021-07-27 16:02
hopefully i'll be able to join navi global elites soon
2021-07-27 10:38
12 :D
2021-07-27 10:38
So Navi Youth and Navi Academy are going to be wingman teams?
2021-07-27 10:39
ez 4 Adam Nagorny
2021-07-27 10:42
#30
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Australia tungstenTW
"can you sign my profile?" always gets me
2021-07-27 10:43
wtf, navi has 3 academies??
2021-07-27 10:44
He has insane aim this kid
2021-07-27 10:45
#34
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Ukraine hostiLE11
new talent !
2021-07-27 10:50
How many different teams navi need
2021-07-27 10:54
#37
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Czech Republic Guczy
Wait isnt he from czech?
2021-07-27 10:55
6 replies
He have czech flag in his ig bio so I guess
2021-07-27 10:56
half czech half ukraine bet he lives in czechia
2021-07-27 11:09
3 replies
Is one of his parents Czech? Source?
2021-07-27 16:21
2 replies
no, both parents from ukraine
2021-07-27 16:59
#184
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Europe onepoint6
both his parents are ukrainian living in ukraine but hes alone living in prague because hes BASED
2021-07-27 17:10
#189
B1T | 
Russia lo0u
He's Ukrainian, but lives in Czech Republic.
2021-07-27 17:35
#38
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg
POGGERS!
2021-07-27 10:55
I don't like this decision by Navi - can Navi promise that the game (competetive scene) will be alive in ~7 years? Signing such a young kid can affect his live a lot. He would just start grinding from now on, possibly affecting his studying process/university future. They should bring a rule, disallowing teams signing players younger than 16, at least.
2021-07-27 10:55
4 replies
why do you think the scene will die? It hasn't died during last ~20 years and should die in 7 years now? It's his own decision btw, and at the age of 13 I'm sure his parents also agreed on this
2021-07-27 11:11
2 replies
csgo can die the same way css and 1.6 did
2021-07-27 13:55
1 reply
and? I don't think he will be 100% terrible in the new game. And I don't expect such a huge change in mechanics if new CS appears
2021-07-27 14:13
It already gives a lot of profit. NaVi spent so much money on Electronic and paid overprices for Perfecto and Boombl4 cuz CIS orgs want 1 million dollars for such players as FL1t and Qikert. And now, they get B1t for free, and they also have M0nesy and Aunkere which they can sell for good money and cover all their spending on Academy team, and also they did a lot of media content from their Academy teams.
2021-07-27 11:37
The only good talents they have are m0nesy and aunkere (hes quite old for an academy team tho and i dont think he ll grt to play with main team in next few years). The rest are bunch of carried bots
2021-07-27 10:59
4 replies
You personally saw hours of demos of the rest I guess then?
2021-07-27 11:03
2 replies
Yes
2021-07-27 11:05
1 reply
Liar
2021-07-27 11:07
+1
2021-07-27 11:34
fucking navi sperms lol
2021-07-27 11:03
Good for him. Hope cs is still around when hes old enough to make some serious money :()
2021-07-27 11:03
abusing elo = talent
2021-07-27 11:05
1 reply
+1
2021-07-27 11:38
#54
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Israel Xpicyy
CIS 200 IQ
2021-07-27 11:07
13 LMAO
2021-07-27 11:24
damn
2021-07-27 11:24
welcome to the NAV1 family bro GL HF
2021-07-27 11:26
1 reply
ohh 69 is my number of luck, that's goooood
2021-07-27 11:28
#73
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Norway Rattyy
Lmao this kid, rekt him a couple times on faceit, he is trash. They could have easily found someone better.
2021-07-27 11:29
3 replies
#89
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Europe AlL1n
So you had a good game vs some 12 years old kid at the time and now supper proud becose you beat pro?
2021-07-27 11:55
2 replies
#95
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Norway Rattyy
Just saying there are plenty of CIS kids better than him.
2021-07-27 12:09
1 reply
I guess scouts of navi are well aware of who they ask to be signed brother.
2021-07-27 12:40
No matches on hltv = gtfo
2021-07-27 11:33
1 reply
but you keep betting on these guys' matches
2021-07-27 12:13
expected. I guess these players are payed a small amount every month, or what''s their deal?
2021-07-27 11:34
1 reply
yup, such an org is certainly capable of paying couple of grands to lil fellas. Still it's quite an amusing fact that some of 12 yo kids are already making money
2021-07-27 12:15
Czech prodigy
2021-07-27 11:36
1 reply
#83
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg
Ukrainian* but Czech Republic <3
2021-07-27 11:41
#93
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Czech Republic BlastTM
how much more teams will they have?
2021-07-27 12:08
Bruh that clip holy f*cking sh*t!!!!!!
2021-07-27 12:09
2 replies
#104
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Sweden ALVO
Can you link it?
2021-07-27 12:16
1 reply
Its in the article if you dont see because of reasons: clips.twitch.tv/GoldenBlitheBillKeepo
2021-07-27 12:19
#101
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Norway fuxzer
i know ppl under 18 is playing this game but how is a 13 year old being able to me employed to play a 18 rated game, surely there is some kind of legal complications?
2021-07-27 12:13
3 replies
#113
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Russia babzkL
Dont worry brother, navi put -lv in his launch options
2021-07-27 12:34
He might not get any salary tbh. Navi might only provide him new pc etc. And give him tutoring
2021-07-27 13:23
#131
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
CS is not age restricted as far as I know
2021-07-27 13:24
He is really skilled, his ACE on NatoSaphix stream twitch.tv/natosaphix/clip/GoldenBlitheBi..
2021-07-27 12:18
Ukrainian cs Kids are something Else
2021-07-27 12:23
#109
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Finland SamulisS
YOUNG LEGEND
2021-07-27 12:28
Navi thinking they're setting themselves up for future success and that they're fucking orgs who rejected them like Forze. But the question is,is the scene gonna exist in 5+ years?
2021-07-27 12:33
5 replies
How old is Counterstrike overall again?
2021-07-27 12:42
#123
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
Exactly! I asked same question to myself in 2015, and fucking god! The CSGO rekted ME! THIS SHIT STILL EXIST? LIKE WTF , IT HAD TO BE DEAD BY NOW WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2021-07-27 12:51
Dont the fact that kids are playing this game indicate that there is going to be some kind of scene in 5 years, and the fact that esport is only getting more popular proves that too. Valorant is the only thing that might kill cs, and its hard to say if that happens
2021-07-27 13:26
I'm 30 yo, I following pro cs since 2009 and I dreaming teach my kids playing cs at pro level... I hope I replied to your question.
2021-07-27 14:07
#190
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Ukraine ksay
maybe not as big as rn but 100% would
2021-07-27 17:37
budget frozen
2021-07-27 12:47
#128
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
gl Adámek
2021-07-27 13:19
Good luck to him!
2021-07-27 13:27
Guys act nice, You are being toxic to kid. If he fails its fine, i bet that this will be cool opportunity anyway
2021-07-27 13:29
nice! GL
2021-07-27 13:35
#140
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
I really like the way NaVi academy works, I really think this project is great for the CIS scene.
2021-07-27 13:51
2 replies
+1 I would love to see it in Poland but we are too lazy and stupid
2021-07-27 14:02
1 reply
#151
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Yeah
2021-07-27 14:43
#141
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Germany felixG
nice ace, also natosaphix and his comerade on teamspeak seem to be very kind toward him. wholesome.
2021-07-27 13:52
expected
2021-07-27 14:09
Nice clip, impressive.
2021-07-27 14:14
stop stealing children
2021-07-27 14:27
Navi creates Neverland PogT
2021-07-27 14:52
#156
OK | 
Brazil okemas
GL 👊
2021-07-27 14:57
how many teams, NaVi just taking the p*** at this point lmao
2021-07-27 15:43
#166
KK | 
Hungary icbad
sry I dont understand. There's 3 academy team?
2021-07-27 16:10
1 reply
There's a hierarchy. NAVI > NAVI Junior > NAVI Youth > NAVI Academy.
2021-07-27 16:12
Navi thinking hiring a 12 year olds will make their team the best
2021-07-27 16:13
#170
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Chile cristiaan
4 navi teams XD
2021-07-27 16:20
NaVi Newborn incoming?
2021-07-27 16:35
The CIS Zywoo....THE CHOSEN ONE
2021-07-27 16:42
cs +18
2021-07-27 16:47
1 reply
Yeah this is stupid, 13 too young
2021-07-27 17:08
Damn, NaVi really putting in work
2021-07-27 17:08
Wow, this is some development structure, they are serious.
2021-07-27 17:18
I somehow feel sorry for these kids.
2021-07-27 19:27
4 replies
13 yos make more money than their parents both nt
2021-07-27 19:35
3 replies
Do u really believe that ? ahah, I guess flair checks out
2021-07-27 21:58
1 reply
For cis and such an organization as navi I do strongly believe in that
2021-07-27 22:16
Cool but once your are old enough you will realise time is way more valuable. His childhood and teenage years will basically be CS:GO. But whatever, it is not my life.
2021-07-28 23:58
thanks hltv im tilted
2021-07-27 19:35
Na'vi have 4 rosters, isn't it too much ?
2021-07-27 21:59
1 reply
Never too much to make money and get money from transfers down the line for navi.
2021-07-28 08:44
#208
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Poland kingWZRD
Has he signed his profile?
2021-07-27 23:11
yoo this guy is really cool
2021-07-27 23:24
nice, he deserves it!
2021-07-28 12:54
thats actually a really sick ace considering hes only 12 years old and plays faceit lv 10
2021-07-28 15:11
I remember him from this nato clip. Sick performance. GL for him
2021-07-29 12:33
Okay I may be a minority here, but these retarded 1's in UA players* nicknames are really getting to me. Anyway GL to the guy. *s1mple wannabes
2021-07-29 16:10
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