Party Astronauts, Bad News Bears to rematch in Fragadelphia 15 grand final

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Bad News Bears and Party Astronauts set to clash in Fragadelphia 15 grand final

Party Astronauts have eliminated RBG from Fragadelphia, setting up a rematch of the upper bracket final against Bad News Bears for the tournament title.

Bad News Bears start the grand final with a 1-0 map advantage

The best-of-five match-up, which Bad News Bears will enter with a default one-map advantage, is set to kick off in short order. Party Astronauts' pick of Inferno will be first up, followed by Nuke, and then Ancient and Overpass, if needed. Catch all the action live on the Fragadelphia Twitch stream.

21:25 RBG move on to consolidation final over NA's Finest

RBG are currently facing off against Party Astronauts in the consolidation final of Fragadelphia 15 after beating NA's Finest in the lower bracket final, seeing to the elimination of Bobby "⁠stamina⁠" Eitrem's side in a two-map series.

RBG are in the top three of Fragadelphia

The consolidation final is currently underway, with Party Astronauts holding a strong lead on the first map of the series, Overpass. The winner of the match-up will move on to face Bad News Bears in the best-of-five grand final, where Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman and company will have a default one-map advantage due to advancing from the upper bracket.

05:05 RBG, NA's Finest round out top four; Fragadelphia Fall team list set

The list of remaining teams has been whittled down to four at the end of Fragdelphia 15's second day, with RBG and NA's Finest surviving their lower bracket semi-final matches against Third Impact and Coldest Riders, respectively. The two teams will face off at 18:15 on Suday to determine who will advance to the consolidation final, where Party Astronauts await.

RBG have booked a spot in the BLAST qualifier

The result also means that RBG and NA's Finest are through to Fragadelphia Fall; however, HLTV.org knows that NA's Finest will be unable to play in the event due to the players having different obligations after the main tournament.

As a result, the team list for Fragadelphia Fall can be confirmed ahead of the fifth place decider match, with both Coldest Riders and Third Impact automatically qualifying due to the extra slot.

The eight teams who will take part in Fragadelphia Fall and vie for a single spot in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown are:

The schedule for the final day of matches looks as follows:

Lower bracket final
18:15 - United States RBG vs. United States NA's Finest
Consolidation final
21:00 - United States Party Astronauts vs. LB final winner
Grand final (BO5)
00:00 United States Bad News Bears vs. Consolidation final winner

01:56 Bad News Bears 2-0 Party Astronauts to advance to grand final

The first grand finalist of Fragadelphia 15 has been determined after Bad News Bears took down Party Astronauts in a two-map series, securing a 16-13 win on Inferno and 16-8 victory on Nuke.

The series win secures Shakezullah's side a top-two finish in the event, and grants them a default map advantage heading into the best-of-five grand final. Party Astronauts are left waiting in the consolidation final for the winner of the lower bracket, with RBG, Third Impact, Coldest Riders, and NA's Finest left in contention.

00:07 Party Astronauts go up against Bad News Bears in upper bracket final

The second upper bracket semi-final of Fragadelphia 15 saw Party Astronauts emerge victorious over NA's Finest, recovering from a loss on Mirage with one-sided victories on Dust2 and Inferno thanks to a stellar individual showing from Josh "⁠PwnAlone⁠" Pigue.

Party Astronauts have booked a spot in Fragadelphia Fall

As a result of the win, Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith's troops have earned a spot in Fragadelphia Fall, where they join Extra Salt, paiN, and GODSENT in hopes of booking a ticket to the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.

Party Astronauts will now take on Bad News Bears in the upper final, with the winner going on to earn a default map advantage in the best-of-five grand final, taking place on Sunday.

20:43 Bad News Bears through to BLAST qualifier; upper final at Fragadelphia

Bad News Bears came back from being a map down to RBG in the upper bracket semi-final of Fragadelphia 15 to reverse sweep the series, booking a spot in the upper bracket final later on Saturday and securing a spot in Fragadelphia Fall, where they'll have the chance to qualify for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

Bad News Bears will have a chance to qualify for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown

Shakezullah and company now await the winner of the second semi-final between Party Astronauts and NA's Finest, with the teams currently facing off on Mirage.

17:58 RBG stun Bad News Bears on Inferno to kick off upper semis

The upper bracket semi-finals are underway at Fragadelphia 15, with the winner of each match-up securing a spot in Fragadelphia Fall, North America's regional qualifier for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

HexT celebrates after RBG narrowly secured a win on Inferno over Bad News Bears

Tournament favorites Bad News Bears dominated in their first two matches of the event, but have stumbled against RBG in their opening match of day two, falling 14-16 on Inferno after a critical miss from Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson at 14-14 stopped his team's comeback effort in its tracks.

The teams are currently facing off on Nuke, where Bad News Bears will hope to force a third map — you can catch all the action live on the Fragadelphia Twitch stream.

16:14 Take a look at some photos from the first day of Fragadelphia 15 as teams get ready for day two

As teams prepare to face off in the upper bracket semi-finals of Fragadelphia 15, take a moment to look through some of the highlights from our day one gallery.

Fragadelphia's head operation manager briefs teams ahead of their opening matches
junior watches on as Infinity Gauntlet take on RBG
xner and JRT help talk viewers through the action
chop was focused as RBG fought to stay in the upper bracket
We took a behind-the-scenes look at the admin setup

The second day of matches will kick off with Bad News Bears taking on RBG in the upper bracket semi-final, followed by Party Astronauts facing off against NA's Finest. Simultaneously, 12 teams will fight for their tournament lives in the lower bracket, both for a shot at a share of the $60,000 prize pool as well as one of five spots in the Fragadelphia Fall BLAST Premier Fall Showdown qualifier.

Day 1

05:25 Muenster: "Getting this experience early in this team's life is super valuable for us"

After Party Astronauts secured a spot in the upper bracket semi-finals at the end of day one, we had a chance to talk to the team's coach, Joseph "⁠Muenster⁠" Lima, who expressed joy at being able to unite with his team on LAN.

Muenster says Party Astronauts will focus up as they head into day two against harder opposition

"LAN is incredible," the 26-year-old coach stated as Party Astronauts wrapped up their final match of the day. "Our roster hasn't had the chance to play together on LAN yet, this current roster, and just being together in person is such a great experience, especially at an event like Fragadelphia where it's just so much fun and there's so many people we can hang out with and talk to and meet for the first time ever.

"This current roster is relatively new, so getting this experience early in this team's life is super valuable for us. We feel like we're getting a lot of good necessary reps that we're going to be able to use going into Premier this season and hopefully into more events."

While Party Astronauts' initial two matches gave them little difficulty, with neither of their opponents able to take double-digit rounds, Muenster is cautious as the team heads into day two, where they will be up against NA's Finest — a team containing a number of familiar faces from ESEA Premier.

"Tomorrow, hopefully things go just as smooth," Muenster said. "We have a few tougher match-ups, some people that we know have what it takes to push us, so we're going to come in with a little bit more of a serious mindset and hopefully get al the way to the finals and try to meet Bad News Bears there."

03:22 NA's Finest upset Third Impact; remaining favorites advance through upper bracket

The first day of play in Philadelphia has come to an end, reducing the pool of teams from 34 down to 16. In the upper bracket, the two tournament favorites, Bad News Bears and Party Astronauts, eased past Big Chillin and Freedom Fighters, respectively, to advance to the semi-finals.

Bad News Bears are through to the upper bracket semi-finals

In the sole upset of the upper bracket, Third Impact suffered a loss to NA's Finest, a mix-team that includes stamina, Dominick "⁠JazzPimp⁠" Dimpfel, and former Triumph member Danny "⁠cxzi⁠" Strzelczyk. Day two will kick off with Noah "⁠insane⁠" Eheart's side fending for their tournament lives, while Bad News Bears simultaneously take on RBG on the main stage at 15:30 for a spot in the upper bracket final.

Notable matches heading into day two are:

Upper bracket
15:30 - United States Bad News Bears vs. United States RBG
18:15 - United States Party Astronauts vs. United States NA's Finest
Lower bracket
15:30 - United States Levitate vs. United States X13
15:30 - United States Coldest Riders vs. United States Touch Point

21:20 Upper bracket round of 16 underway

The first round of matches from Fragadelphia 15 being covered by HLTV are now underway, with Bad News Bears taking part in their first match against 727. Some of the other noteworthy matches include:

United States Coldest Riders vs. United States NA's Finest (on A stream)
United States Infinity Gauntlet vs. United States Levitate (on B stream)
United States Big Chillin vs. United States Detonate
United States RBG vs. United States X13
United States Third Impact vs. United States Touch Point

18:15 Bad News Bears, Party Astronauts headline teams in Philadelphia

Fragadelphia, North America's largest open LAN, has returned for its 15th iteration, featuring its largest prize pool to date with $60,000 on offer in partnership with ESEA. The tournament can currently be found on Twitch, with HLTV coverage set to begin from the second round of the upper bracket.

Alongside the prize pool, the top five teams from the tournament's double-elimination, best-of-three bracket will earn spots in Fragadelphia Fall, the North American regional qualifier for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown that will play out online immediately after the conclusion of the event.

HLTV.org will be live on the ground to follow the action, bringing photos and interviews from the event as it unfolds over the next three days.

A number of notable ESEA Premier sides from North America are in attendance and will be vying for spots in the BLAST qualifier, including Bad News Bears, Party Astronauts, and Third Impact. A handful of teams have also qualified for the event via four feeder LANs, as well as recent Mythic and ESEA Cash Cups.

Familiar faces to the local scene that are taking part are:

United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
United States Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk
Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
283
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.72
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
311
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
United States Dominick 'JazzPimp' Dimpfel
Dominick 'JazzPimp' Dimpfel
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
264
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
United States Noah 'insane' Eheart
Noah 'insane' Eheart
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
167
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.71
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
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United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
647
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
United States Bobby 'stamina' Eitrem
Bobby 'stamina' Eitrem
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
69
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Ok
2021-09-10 18:13
Cool
2021-09-10 18:14
#3
cadiaN | 
Denmark ^Top1
YeniCherry probably win lul NA CS
2021-09-10 18:14
13 replies
#27
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United States Rayduh
but they are 4-7 and probably going to relegate to ESEA Main but nice try play.esea.net/teams/8744420
2021-09-10 18:19
12 replies
Yeah they will win anyway
2021-09-10 18:23
11 replies
They are only Turkish in nationality, they live and compete in america so they are the same as NA cs.
2021-09-10 18:34
10 replies
Turkish genetics
2021-09-10 18:35
6 replies
Please explain then what are American genetics. First Nations?
2021-09-11 00:50
5 replies
Americans are just migrated Euros so in reality NA CS is just EU CS. Yet another major for EU with the Boston major in 2018.
2021-09-11 06:08
4 replies
#88
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Gottem
2021-09-11 06:35
Stewie has asian genetics..
2021-09-11 09:01
2 replies
Tarik- Turk Ska- probably brit or jerman rush- half black/half polish
2021-09-11 09:25
1 reply
Turkey_1_Major
2021-09-11 16:36
#134
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United States Jeebur
They speak Turkish
2021-09-12 20:51
2 replies
How does a different language change anything?
2021-09-12 22:06
1 reply
#137
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United States Jeebur
bc you are trying to say they are NA since they play here. Theyre very much Turkish
2021-09-12 23:06
Wait what Turkish team forgot at NA qualifier
2021-09-10 18:14
15 replies
could you rephrase that mens?
2021-09-10 18:16
2 replies
Sorry my Eng is bad Wait,wtf Turkish team are doing at NA qualifier
2021-09-10 19:21
1 reply
they live in na and also its a standalone tournament too)
2021-09-10 19:57
#25
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United States Rayduh
they aren't even good play.esea.net/teams/8744420
2021-09-10 18:18
11 replies
Better than NA lul
2021-09-10 18:23
10 replies
#39
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United States Rayduh
they are 4-7 against NA advanced teams, losing to NA teams like CLG Red (EliGE's girlfriend plays on that team), Rebirth, DETONATE, Luxxury Esports, ValorsGG, Able Esports, and Stuck in the Past Literally teams you never even heard of
2021-09-10 18:24
8 replies
i think everyone has heard of clg lol and its not like there is a lot of known teams playing in fragadelphia
2021-09-10 18:42
7 replies
#53
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United States Rayduh
but it's a female team...
2021-09-10 19:00
6 replies
Yeah so? They can’t be good? Also clg famous brand
2021-09-10 19:21
1 reply
They could be, but they're not.
2021-09-11 03:59
female = bad?
2021-09-10 20:48
3 replies
#72
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Australia B0OMER
bro are u trying to deny the fact that female cs is nowhere near male cs? there is nothing more than that, stop trying to find sexism or chauvinism everywhere you stupid leftist fk
2021-09-10 21:30
2 replies
#89
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India nadeeeee
+1
2021-09-11 07:57
+1
2021-09-12 06:13
Better than NA but worse than Female team and my pug team
2021-09-10 18:39
ok
2021-09-10 18:14
#6
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CIS GambaIsGood
ok
2021-09-10 18:14
OK
2021-09-10 18:14
Turks?
2021-09-10 18:15
4 replies
#23
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United States Rayduh
2021-09-10 18:18
2 replies
They fit right in with their new country
2021-09-10 18:23
1 reply
#40
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United States Rayduh
facts LMAO
2021-09-10 18:26
Theyre all turks living in NA
2021-09-10 18:20
Feels good to see HLTV Live back more regularly.
2021-09-10 18:15
#10
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Finland Cucumber))
Good luck BNB
2021-09-10 18:15
#11
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Canada _penguins
HLTV pictures for NA players LETS GO
2021-09-10 18:16
Fragadelphia lets gooo!
2021-09-10 18:16
poo
2021-09-10 18:16
Lets go YeniCherry!
2021-09-10 18:16
5 replies
#21
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United States Rayduh
they are extremely bad right now, I think they are relegating to ESEA Main next season
2021-09-10 18:18
3 replies
i know i just saw them on a hltv news and i wanted to give them some support xd
2021-09-10 18:19
2 replies
#29
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United States Rayduh
Eternal Fire is Turkish hope, they need to do well in IEM Fall Closed qualifier in order to make it to major
2021-09-10 18:19
1 reply
they won't qualify for the stockholm probably. They are not in a good shape rn and even if they make it to main tournament, they need at least top6 or something to gain points to qualify(and this might not be enough) i'm aiming 2022 for them
2021-09-10 19:00
#22
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United States Rayduh
2021-09-10 18:18
Kinda pathetic that this outside of liquid, is all NA has to offer
2021-09-10 18:17
2 replies
What are you going to do when the majority of the scene fled to VALORANT because they were too garbage at this game?
2021-09-11 03:40
1 reply
Nothing, propably respect them for making the jump because they wanted to make a living in esports and if jumping to valorant meant it, there's nothing I can say. My personal well-being doesn't revolve around cs
2021-09-11 09:34
Pls get HLTV Pictures for all players
2021-09-10 18:17
#18
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United States Rayduh
So easy for X13
2021-09-10 18:17
NA LAN Pog
2021-09-10 18:18
One of those teams is not like the others
2021-09-10 18:18
1 reply
#30
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United States Rayduh
BnB + random NA teams
2021-09-10 18:20
New hot photos for NA guardian
2021-09-10 18:18
Let's go Party Astranouts! Let's go Cynic and PwnAlone!
2021-09-10 18:18
#32
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Asia Blitzer
2021-09-10 18:22
3 replies
up there it says 24+ :)
2021-09-10 18:23
2 replies
34 to be exact
2021-09-11 15:29
1 reply
Not NA KEKW anymore 👍
2021-09-11 15:47
I guess more points for NA to be invited because of ESL ranking
2021-09-10 18:22
Nice! I'll be watching!
2021-09-10 18:24
Holy shit 8/10 teams are all no namers sad
2021-09-10 18:28
1 reply
#135
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United States Jeebur
yeah its an open LAN, as it has been for the past 15 iterations
2021-09-12 20:53
lets go BNB and Cyberstorm
2021-09-10 18:28
actual fun games to watch ngl
2021-09-10 18:32
should be ez for junior, just shows u the disparity in strength from NA tier1 and EU tier1. only Liquid carrying NA hopes POG
2021-09-10 18:41
1 reply
#124
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Brazil Bactuga
I Wouldnt say this is tier 1 NA, Most of tier 1 ''NA'' is actually Brazilian teams
2021-09-12 02:23
best NA lan
2021-09-10 18:41
no fantasy for this event? :C
2021-09-10 18:52
#52
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United States B0b3rT
Let’s fucking go
2021-09-10 18:54
#55
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Hungary Benccce
Nice to see another LAN
2021-09-10 19:02
#58
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Myanmar dexzzz
naice
2021-09-10 19:23
NA CS back baby. When LANs return na cs returns.
2021-09-10 19:42
#62
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Sweden flippig
easy for eu
2021-09-10 19:59
#63
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Latvia heywire
ez for bad news bears.
2021-09-10 20:03
pog
2021-09-10 20:21
#67
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Peru adriantsh
letsss gooo POGCHAMP NA CS with Coldzera
2021-09-10 20:47
turky gods
2021-09-10 20:54
#70
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Canada firtlast
NA could make a LAN but ESL couldn’t lmao scrubs
2021-09-10 21:26
I wonder How many of these nonamers Will get caught by ESIC in the following months
2021-09-10 21:28
#73
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Germany Nachofish
"YeniCherry" kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-09-10 21:32
#74
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Russia INESSOR
Where is gof Fl0m?
2021-09-10 21:40
1 reply
online player
2021-09-10 21:55
Who asked tho
2021-09-11 04:31
1 reply
i did dipshit
2021-09-11 05:32
#84
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Canada firtlast
cant wait for gloucester to give his interview as well
2021-09-11 05:31
#86
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United States B0b3rT
Yes fucking sir my boy out here
2021-09-11 06:01
NA CS not dead pog
2021-09-11 07:58
#96
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France d0py
who cars
2021-09-11 10:16
pog
2021-09-11 15:49
Checked them out, nice pictures.
2021-09-11 16:16
#101
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Germany chillhase
I didn't expect them having to wear masks while playing.
2021-09-11 16:24
2 replies
yeah thats over the top imo
2021-09-11 16:31
Me either but I think it's a good idea, delta variant being hella contagious and whatnot Last thing they want to happen at a LAN is to have to cancel bc a bunch of people get sick, NA scene doesn't need any more reasons to die
2021-09-11 17:01
Cool for NA cs scene
2021-09-11 16:28
This is it
2021-09-11 16:45
hell yeah
2021-09-11 16:59
#108
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United States Rayduh
NA best region
2021-09-11 17:19
nice to see lans like this still happen
2021-09-11 17:42
nice
2021-09-11 17:56
This is one of the few tournaments that keep NA alive but I'm so fking glad it's back. After we can have LANs back regularly, I really hope NA makes a resurgence of some kind. I don't think it'll ever recover to its peak. Valorant and Online simply dealt too much damage to be healed
2021-09-11 19:13
i would hate to be ingame playing an official and being forced to wear a mask
2021-09-11 21:38
1 reply
It's retarded
2021-09-12 14:58
I guess gotta pay respect to hltv for covering this nonsense nonames event/players but its good to do anyway to keep the game alive and not just concentrate on pro scene
2021-09-11 21:57
what's that keyboard from the admins? it looks nice
2021-09-11 22:12
So cool to see a legit lan
2021-09-11 22:50
Let's go JUNIOR
2021-09-11 23:18
This is the right path for NA CS not over hyping extra salt or BNB
2021-09-12 00:16
#123
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Asia Blitzer
i want party astronauts in the final PLSSS
2021-09-12 02:18
BNB was just practicing in EPL for Fragadelphia which is the better tournament.
2021-09-12 04:52
BNB FTW.
2021-09-12 05:42
#120 Thought I've seen it all, but 'murica LOL If a player refuses to wear mask, disqualified?
2021-09-12 11:45
Omg wearing masks while playing? really? fucking hell
2021-09-12 13:59
1 reply
imagine soccer players playing in masks
2021-09-13 14:09
#133
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Albania DonXhoni
PLAYING WEARING MASKS XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-09-12 15:39
1 reply
ikr, bunch of clowns
2021-09-13 19:25
#140
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Hungary raffai
lan is mask lul
2021-09-14 19:46
REMATCH? NiP fans liked it ehehhehheheh
2021-09-14 21:26
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