Sangal release Turkish core

Four individuals are no longer part of the organization as they pursue a new career in VALORANT.

Engin "⁠MAJ3R⁠" Küpeli, Ahmet "⁠paz⁠" Karahoca, Engin "⁠ngiN⁠" Kor, and Canpolat "⁠hardstyle⁠" Yıldıran have all been released by Sangal as the quartet looks for a new start in VALORANT, the organization has announced.

The core had represented Sangal since the organization's acquisition of the Turkey5 roster in April 2020. The squad's most notable achievements include a title win at ESL Turkey Championship Summer 2020 Finals, as well as a first place finish in ESEA Advanced Season 35 Europe.

Sangal acquired the Turkey5 roster in April 2020

Despite their results, Sangal did not manage to break into the top echelons of European Counter-Strike, only briefly holding the #35 spot in the world rankings.

"Every good thing has an end," the organization announced on Twitter. "Today, we are parting ways with our CS:GO team as they want to continue their careers in VALORANT. We would like to thank our team for being a part of the Sangal family and wish them success in their future careers."

As it stands, both Caner "⁠Soulfly⁠" Kesici and Efekan "⁠S3NSEY⁠" Topaloglu remain under contract with the organization. Soulfly only joined last September after the team parted ways with Ömer "⁠imoRR⁠" Karataş while S3NSEY has been with roster since April.

Sangal are left with only:

Austria Efekan "⁠S3NSEY⁠" Topaloglu
Turkey Caner "⁠Soulfly⁠" Kesici

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
Austria Efekan 'S3NSEY' Topaloglu
Efekan 'S3NSEY' Topaloglu
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
159
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1050
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Turkey Caner 'Soulfly' Kesici
Caner 'Soulfly' Kesici
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
32
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1068
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Turkey Ömer 'imoRR' Karataş
Ömer 'imoRR' Karataş
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.72
Turkey Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Age:
39
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.55
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.35
DPR:
0.74
#1
dumau | 
Macau polll
nooo
2021-10-30 01:12
25 replies
who
2021-10-30 01:14
5 replies
#49
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Argentina cheapdeed
paz to eternal fire
2021-10-30 01:38
4 replies
did they just sign xfloud recently? or was it a trial/loan?
2021-10-30 01:48
2 replies
#62
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Argentina cheapdeed
he's signed but im praying for the contract extent to never happen
2021-10-30 01:53
1 reply
#82
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Turkey PhauX
paz switched to valorant unfortunately
2021-10-30 02:36
sadly it seems they're going to Valorant
2021-10-30 04:32
This game is actually dead for all other scenes You can live in your bubble or whatever, but this game is not staying for more than an year with no drastic changes.
2021-10-30 01:16
17 replies
Why because an irrelevant Turkish team left? The 2 best regions are still in cs fully and eventually the others will come back when orgs see that lans are back and having a team can be profitable, like it was for cph flames for example.
2021-10-30 01:33
4 replies
Yeah, maybe cloud 9 will make an na team, and other orgs i dont know, but whit lans they will come back, i would live to see an major whit 32 teams, and it would make a difference whit iem's katowice and cologne and also epl's.
2021-10-30 01:38
#132
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Lithuania arres
2 regions. Eu of course and you probably mean na. Its only 2 teams left in na, wdym? Half of their relevant players went to valorant and from how eg are doing, I wouldnt be surprised that some of them switched too
2021-10-30 09:14
2 replies
EU and CIS
2021-10-30 09:16
1 reply
#136
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Lithuania arres
Ok lol Im retarded. In my head cis and eu was 1 region
2021-10-30 09:18
Well, depends how you see it. Will CS die within the next 3 years? No. Is it going to be harder for a team to make a foothold with decent organisations? Most likely. The pandemic took a toll on everything, and Valve do make some stupid decisions. But in itself is that not going to matter in the long run as the game got way too much backing.
2021-10-30 01:46
2 replies
couldn't agree more
2021-10-30 01:49
Very true
2021-10-30 02:55
Are you actually crazy and suggesting that the CSGO pro scene will die within a year? And who is going to topple that? Overwatch and Valorant - games with no viewers? The viewer numbers may be down due to the pandemic (which affects all esports equally), but the scene is as healthy as ever. For the first time ever, literally anyone could secure this major. This is an unprecedented level of competition in the past 21 years that I have been following CS for.
2021-10-30 01:58
LOL says the IBP fan? This Sangal team leaving literally has no effect on the pro scene. CS:GO is here to stay and will only get stronger once LANs are in full swing.
2021-10-30 02:26
hahahahah SANGAL_TOP_1 alt account spotted hahahahahhahaa who car about 30 year talent majer hahahahahah
2021-10-30 02:47
CIS has only recently seen a surge of teams, and even some asian teams are migrating over to europe to compete. It IS a problem that you practically HAVE to been in europe to play this game professionally, but that doesn't mean that the game is dead by any measure
2021-10-30 03:32
1 reply
#114
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2021-10-30 06:53
#152
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Russia kekmann
If one Day cybersport s gonna die Mr. Gabe can make an international for CS for evert Major Just like in dota, than valulrant and other copypastas gonna be irrelevant for orgs
2021-10-30 10:16
#176
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Serbia Dusan837
who cares about that
2021-10-30 13:25
2 replies
You
2021-10-30 18:42
1 reply
#185
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Serbia Dusan837
if players are bad why would orgs pick them, if you are so bad go switch to next game like all from NA and hate cs cause game is so bad cause they cant find team
2021-10-30 19:30
They are better than eternal fire
2021-10-30 01:46
the team was dead let's be honest. if you don't reply to my comment I assume you agree. Those who reply to my comments are whom disagree with me. This is so that readers get a general outlook of the consensus to which people agree that Sangal is dead, or disagree.
2021-10-30 01:15
7 replies
ok
2021-10-30 01:14
#25
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Kazakhstan Avantc7
I agree tho
2021-10-30 01:22
i agree with you but wtf is this comment
2021-10-30 02:37
Hahaahaha its like baity Instagram post which say like if agree and comment if you don't agree.
2021-10-30 06:06
2 replies
Use me as disslike buton 😂
2021-10-30 09:17
1 reply
i used your mom 😎
2021-10-30 10:29
#115
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
:D but I mostly agree
2021-10-30 06:54
lol
2021-10-30 01:13
ok
2021-10-30 01:14
Maj3r in Valorant? Lmao
2021-10-30 01:14
5 replies
Valorant 1 maj3r CSGO 0 maj3r
2021-10-30 01:15
1 reply
#50
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Israel Inviss
Nice
2021-10-30 01:41
literal nonamers (turkish) made it to the last lan pretty sure these guys can play better than them
2021-10-30 05:16
#149
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Czech Republic Ventraks
bro trying to be pro in 30 yo hahah
2021-10-30 10:03
1 reply
#186
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Turkey kudee
tier 2 players are already pro, dont do this my man. also they played on tier 1 so be respectful please
2021-10-30 19:47
F
2021-10-30 01:14
#10
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Bosnia and Herzegovina faykeee
Rip
2021-10-30 01:14
#11
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Austria Fenix536
sadly :(
2021-10-30 01:14
ded geam
2021-10-30 01:15
i thought its EF fuck
2021-10-30 01:15
2 replies
Soon
2021-10-30 01:47
1 reply
#160
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Turkey CHEAFOOT
nah
2021-10-30 11:02
rip
2021-10-30 01:15
#15
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Greece RedWinter
It's unfortunate because the cartoon game actually supports those run down scenes. In Greece, CS is way more popular for people to play, but there isn't a single greek pro while there are valorant pros because Riot supports the existence of a greek leagues thus enabling a scene to grow
2021-10-30 01:15
8 replies
In meanwhile the greek valorant pros are worse than greek CS best players
2021-10-30 01:18
2 replies
#26
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Greece RedWinter
well it doesn't matter, what matters for them is that in valorant = you can join a trash team, get paid and don't worry about your position, while in CS = get in fpl or fpl-c and have to get noticed by a good team. It's kinda like NA, where the ones who stay in CS are the ones who enjoy the game and are "loyal" to it
2021-10-30 01:20
1 reply
Explain me how is possible to join a trash team in greece and get paid ?
2021-10-30 01:20
Hmm yeah valve way too lazy and concetrated on dota skins to do something for keeping cs esports alive, luckily there are leagues like esl and (blast?) with regional events
2021-10-30 01:22
2 replies
#36
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Greece RedWinter
yeah esl are the ones responsible for saving the local scenes at this point, although I don't think they can attract as many sponsors as the lower leagues in valorant
2021-10-30 01:24
Excuse me buddy !! did you said " valve way too lazy and concetrated on dota skins " ??? come to Sea Server Dota 2 and you will thank Gaben and say Goodbye to Dota 2 Bery Bery Soon !! Truth is valve only digging money from dota 2 as well and dont give shit about any of this 2 games like Riot gives to LOL and VALORANT.
2021-10-30 10:05
Same here brother. Cause Riot is very active here as well. Same goes for dota vs lol. There are lots of pro lol teams yet not a single pro dota player in Turkey.
2021-10-30 01:24
How is riot possibly supporting it. I know the bubble in NA is bound to burst soon. Hard to maintain a scene with that many orgs. It’s unsustainable and also oversaturated.
2021-10-30 02:43
i hope they can recruit some young promising players and form a decent team. the scene is dying despite so many players
2021-10-30 01:15
R.I.P Turkish Scene
2021-10-30 01:16
1 reply
+1
2021-10-30 02:17
#19
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Russia Canvi
They can form a decent team, combining with EF
2021-10-30 01:16
Who ? I mean nobodies moving to Valorant ? Ok !
2021-10-30 01:17
1 reply
#51
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Slovakia Adwarin
exactly, I heard about some of them a few years ago, but nothing more
2021-10-30 01:44
Sad...
2021-10-30 01:17
F
2021-10-30 01:20
F for paz_top1_2021
2021-10-30 01:21
2 replies
#33
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Turkey razendd_
Ahahah
2021-10-30 01:23
F
2021-10-30 13:43
Oh no... Anyway
2021-10-30 01:22
very ez for ⁠S3NSEY⁠ he always stayed true to the game a real OG
2021-10-30 01:23
sad news.. hopefully paz will get top1 spot in valorant next year and achieve my long dream of him getting top1
2021-10-30 01:23
6 replies
already created paz_top1_2022 on vlrgg
2021-10-30 01:25
paz is trash
2021-10-30 01:28
2 replies
0/8
2021-10-30 01:30
1 reply
#40 is 8/8
2021-10-30 03:19
lolno cNed is king there but I can see this team making top 3
2021-10-30 01:32
....bro
2021-10-30 04:13
#38
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Turkey razendd_
Broo this is really sad Players who made good memories on stage with SpaceS Respect mens youtu.be/UTd6QEq2ttQ
2021-10-30 01:28
1 reply
#116
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2021-10-30 06:57
#39
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Slovakia Adwarin
another one OMEGALUL
2021-10-30 01:27
They haven't been relevant in years lmfao
2021-10-30 01:28
1 reply
#56
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United States Rayduh
they have no options
2021-10-30 01:47
#42
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Hungary szia
RIP major mvp hardstyle
2021-10-30 01:30
#45
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Turkey sonbafrali
Feels bad mens :(
2021-10-30 01:32
paz deserves better than valorant.
2021-10-30 01:33
#54
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United States Rayduh
who coud they possibly get
2021-10-30 01:47
Will they get a new lineup?
2021-10-30 01:50
2 replies
Yes, according to the ceo of sangal
2021-10-30 02:00
1 reply
Nice to hear man))
2021-10-30 10:26
#60
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Finland AliSabid
oof
2021-10-30 01:50
F
2021-10-30 01:51
#64
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Turkey yeeGeT
turko lief aint eezy
2021-10-30 01:57
sangal is the better turkish team the cringe lords said
2021-10-30 02:02
#68
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Norway Snaids
Feels bad
2021-10-30 02:05
furiousss back pro? jk
2021-10-30 02:08
EF needs to add paz
2021-10-30 02:18
kakakaka, they will try to get one of the four spots that riot give to EU/CIS/TURKEY in big tournaments? good luck
2021-10-30 02:29
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO HARDSTYLE NEEDS TO CONTINUE IN CS GO!! ALWAYS REMEMBER LONDON 2018 MAJOR
2021-10-30 02:31
2 replies
#94
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Turkey ocasy1903
İ have so much respect for hardstyle but he is a little bit boomer.
2021-10-30 03:19
#147
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Germany NitczkaCS
+10000 I wish he would just go to a better t1 team
2021-10-30 09:55
#81
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Turkey nerpex
no way :(
2021-10-30 02:35
#84
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Turkey PhauX
Space Soldiers core is gone from cs :(
2021-10-30 02:38
forsenDespair . . .
2021-10-30 02:41
next: eternal fire release turkish core
2021-10-30 02:42
#89
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Chile 1cristiaan
sad
2021-10-30 02:49
thought paz will go to eternal fire :(
2021-10-30 03:09
#96
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Korea jin67300
Finally Eternal Fire + Mj3ar
2021-10-30 03:32
F
2021-10-30 04:08
#99
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China HEIDASHUAi
F
2021-10-30 04:21
#FeelsBadMan
2021-10-30 04:33
SuperMassiveBlaze? They just released their valorant team iirc
2021-10-30 05:16
looool and goodbye
2021-10-30 05:19
1 reply
edit: sorry I thought this was eternal flame disbanding, i cant tell who is who tbh
2021-10-30 08:06
CSGO life must of been really hard for them for making such decision
2021-10-30 05:22
valorant time right?
2021-10-30 05:23
who O_______O
2021-10-30 05:50
F
2021-10-30 05:51
#109
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Poland BAN_ANIME
super massive blaze inc?
2021-10-30 06:02
lmfao
2021-10-30 06:31
#113
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Turkey elizeN
F
2021-10-30 06:37
Welcome to the party Turks))
2021-10-30 07:29
Sad news.
2021-10-30 07:39
#121
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Turkey KillaChef
another one from paz what else oh my goodness paz :(
2021-10-30 08:08
#123
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Ukraine futplxyer
another one, hope they become better than SmB in valorante... sangal had esea premier spot too but I guess after EF became best Turk team they lost motivation in cs.
2021-10-30 08:13
rip space soldiers((
2021-10-30 08:20
#126
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Europe EmirCS
I have no words...
2021-10-30 08:22
1 reply
Can understand brother :(
2021-10-30 08:39
İt feels so bad ;(
2021-10-30 08:46
GG
2021-10-30 09:07
I used to check hltv several hours a day. maybe sangal will start a new tournament. At best, I would check every day to watch esea matches. I am really sad. I have nothing to say.
2021-10-30 09:08
SAD F
2021-10-30 09:24
Good substitutes for eternal fire AKA turkish bots
2021-10-30 09:28
i will always remember this youtube.com/watch?v=625O7av5dVY
2021-10-30 09:31
Pathetic.
2021-10-30 09:31
XDD
2021-10-30 09:42
#146
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Turkey EydeX
Dark day for Csgo
2021-10-30 09:47
Imagine that you are a CS pro, you are invested into the game, you know 9999 smokes lineups, your aim is crip and clean because you have spent thousands of hours playing CS. To get where you are now you had to play countless tournaments, pugs, scrims you name it. And suddenly one day you just decide yo become a pro in a different game and somebody is willing to pay you even better money despite the fact tha you didnt grind as hard as in CS and you barely know the new game. Plus the new game is full of weeb characters, spells and stylistically adheres to 10 year old kids. I lost all respect for Turkish CS. Eternal Fire next?
2021-10-30 10:05
1 reply
#171
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Turkey sedo7
It was expected dude, they had to disband 2 years ago but they tried bunch of players for nothing, EF is 22yo avg. so they have future.
2021-10-30 12:46
#151
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
they won't get far in valorant. bad decision imo
2021-10-30 10:12
1 reply
They are joined valorant bc there is much more money in Turkish valorant scene than Turkish cs scene
2021-10-30 12:18
AGAA
2021-10-30 10:17
#155
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Turkey qUazNtK
F
2021-10-30 10:26
#158
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Turkey bErry_cs
THIS IS SO FUCKING SAD DONT DO THIS FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FUCK THIS LIFE I HATE THIS LIFE ALWAYS I HATE THIS LIFE
2021-10-30 10:34
Trash team finally disbanded lol
2021-10-30 10:51
#161
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Uganda M4CK1NHO
GL in valulrant majer get that majer
2021-10-30 11:05
No one other than fanboys care. Eternal Fire will do the same soon.
2021-10-30 11:23
#163
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Germany ConAction
fuck valorant
2021-10-30 11:24
hahahahahahahahahaha
2021-10-30 11:50
the real turkish superteamD:::::::
2021-10-30 12:10
F
2021-10-30 12:19
Come watch Valorant, the competitive FPS shooter with superpowers and all the washed up and irrelevant CS:GO players ! Such a great advertising xD Just a matter of time for their pro scene bubble to explode
2021-10-30 12:31
OMG !!! WHHY !!!! Unbelievable decision!!
2021-10-30 12:35
1 reply
Yeah, how could a team that played only tier7483837373 tournaments get disbanded when there's literally no scene in Turkey? Unbelievable really!!1111 I don't think they'll do any better in Val.
2021-10-30 12:49
#170
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Turkey sedo7
Xfloud > paz, he don't even believe himself and he switched to valorant, where are you paz fanboys hahahaha
2021-10-30 12:42
Who ?
2021-10-30 12:52
#174
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France Khmzbg
I hope that CS do something about this, thats how the CS ecosystem will collapse first the washed up players will switch as we already saw it then smaller teams, then players who have no hope to succeed in cs switched too, and know we see these smaller scenes leaving too worrying trend, a lot of people wont care and say its another trash team disbanding but there is a lot of players from Turkey who followed this team and maybe they will switch too and it may cause a domino effect.
2021-10-30 12:58
VaLULrant? Too late already
2021-10-30 13:09
#178
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Turkey WagaBond
There is only pain today :(:(
2021-10-30 13:55
paz, what a waste of talent
2021-10-30 14:13
thas so sad man
2021-10-30 18:34
#184
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Turkey NoEis
VLR -_-
2021-10-30 19:13
#187
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Turkey yunus06
omfg why????????
2021-10-30 20:05
1 reply
Moving to valorant
2021-11-08 04:09
KEKW RIP Turkish scene. Now its Eternal Fires turn to disband and let XANTARES join a decent team.
2021-10-30 20:08
#192
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Turkey Yasino
Ah f@#& off idiots. They went to money and future at all
2021-10-31 09:19
my childhood past away ı miss you so much, ı start the cs 2016 space soldiers. this is so sad to me, hardstyle paz ngin maj3r calyx xantares yam beyaz furiouss mini imorr s3nsey soufly logicman <3 ı love you so much
2021-11-01 17:14
Gl in valo
2021-11-08 04:09
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