s1mple awarded BLAST Premier Fall Final MVP

The 'Undertaker' has continued to impress, adding the career-18th medal to his collection and the record-matching seventh this year.

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev has been awarded the HLTV.org x BitSkins.com Most Valuable Player of the BLAST Premier Fall Final after leading Natus Vincere to the title in Copenhagen, following up on his massive performance at PGL Major Stockholm with yet another standout showing.

As always, the Ukrainian superstar was a force to be reckoned with throughout the entire tournament, and he locked in the individual accolade after a decisive display in the grand final against Vitality, beating out his rival Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and teammates Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy and Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov to the MVP award.

s1mple led NAVI to yet another victory at BLAST Premier Fall Final

s1mple ended BLAST Premier Fall Final as the highest-rated player (1.39) and scored the most kills per round (0.93), AWP kills per round (0.39), and rounds with at least one kill (58.8%), also finishing among the top players in several other leaderboards, such as ADR (90.7), DPR (0.59), and KAST (76.4%).

Awarded the 18th MVP medal in his career at BLAST Premier Fall Final, s1mple has added the seventh to his collection this year, matching Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's record of MVPs earned in a calendar year from 2018. Before the year closes, s1mple will have the chance to surpass that record as Natus Vincere will look to close the year on a high at the BLAST Premier World Final in mid-December.

2021 MVPs by HLTV.org:

BLAST Premier Global Final - Ukraine s1mple
cs_summit 7 - Russia Jame
IEM Katowice - Russia sh1ro
ESL Pro League 13 - Russia Ax1Le
FunSpark ULTI Europe Final - Canada FaNg
DreamHack Masters Spring - Ukraine s1mple
Flashpoint 3 - Slovakia frozen
EPIC League CIS - Kazakhstan Hobbit
IEM Summer - Russia Ax1Le
BLAST Premier Spring Final - Kazakhstan Hobbit
StarLadder CIS RMR - Ukraine s1mple
IEM Cologne - Ukraine s1mple
ESL Pro League Season 14 - Ukraine s1mple
IEM Fall CIS - Russia sh1ro
IEM Fall Europe - Denmark device
PGL Major Stockholm - Ukraine s1mple
V4 Future Sports Festival - Russia sh1ro
BLAST Premier Fall Final - Ukraine s1mple

France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
912
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1782
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
yes, but edward still better
2021-11-29 00:20
14 replies
EZ4NAVI AND GOAT S1MPLE
2021-11-29 00:23
4 replies
Deserved
2021-11-29 05:41
1 reply
For all the kids: twitter.com/sardiredouane/status/1465095.. 🔥🔥🔥
2021-11-29 11:57
So ez
2021-11-29 05:41
+1 no doubts
2021-11-29 08:01
that guy from Twilight?
2021-11-29 00:22
u forgot to add device's MVP, striker
2021-11-29 00:22
2 replies
wtf striker !
2021-11-29 00:26
1 reply
LoSt aLL rEsPecT fOr StRiKer
2021-11-29 00:26
that's cuz of beard
2021-11-29 00:26
1 reply
+1
2021-11-29 00:27
True, pistol king is the best
2021-11-29 00:29
#92
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Ukraine smakolyk
+1 Edvard god
2021-11-29 01:36
s1mple is a true legend, after i saw hem play this year... he really does make cs his playground.
2021-11-30 11:03
#2
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Poland GOD999999
2
2021-11-29 00:19
2 replies
nah bro he is #1 this year for sure
2021-11-29 00:20
1 reply
+1 men’s))
2021-11-29 00:21
#5
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Expected
2021-11-29 00:19
1 reply
allu robbed(((
2021-11-30 15:34
Expected for goat Will get his 8th of the year as well
2021-11-29 00:19
Well Deserved s1mple GOAT
2021-11-29 00:19
1 reply
+1 no doubts
2021-11-29 00:22
wow
2021-11-29 00:20
#9
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Tonga Iuca5
its crazy that this man has put up these numbers for years now like its nothing
2021-11-29 00:20
MVP of 5/6 of his last events
2021-11-29 00:20
best player to ever touch cs, best potential in a team we've seen in the last 22+ years of cs , from a pure objective angle
2021-11-29 00:20
#14
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Ukraine McSwell
I understand each top-1 will be left in history as a top-1, but just compare s1mple's 2021 top-1 with 2020 zywoo's, that's like tops from different universes of csgo, but still counts the same.
2021-11-29 00:20
3 replies
both s1mple and zywoo were unlucky that 2020 had no LANs since march, pretty sure zywoo would put up great fight against s1mple to prove that he deserved it
2021-11-29 00:22
2 replies
I really doubt it, s1mple has won every important match against ZyWoo pretty convincingly
2021-11-29 11:12
1 reply
in 2021, we're talking about 2020 when Vita had a better team with rpk and NaVi was worse with flamie
2021-11-29 18:09
2 highest rated performances vs Vitality seems like he took it personally
2021-11-29 00:20
#17
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Brazil tlszin
No doubt. Ez4Goat
2021-11-29 00:21
#18
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Ukraine Snigopad
goat
2021-11-29 00:21
CIS really fucked up whole scene this year
2021-11-29 00:21
1 reply
#95
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Ukraine smakolyk
U want to say fucked) fucked up is having a different meaning, which make this sentence very funny
2021-11-29 01:42
wp goat
2021-11-29 00:21
#25
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Turkey sedo7
goat
2021-11-29 00:21
congrats! 🍣
2021-11-29 00:24
GOAT DESERVED
2021-11-29 00:22
#32
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Turkey duxs1
SUCH A BEAST, SASHA BEAST!
2021-11-29 00:22
GOAT
2021-11-29 00:23
BOAT Well-deserved!
2021-11-29 00:23
damn kinda wanted B1T to get it, he deserves it too.
2021-11-29 00:23
#37
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Hungary szia
How unexpected
2021-11-29 00:23
Fang and Frozen best players
2021-11-29 00:24
#43
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Ukraine d3adLY
best player ever much better than zywoo
2021-11-29 00:25
10 replies
#97
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Ukraine smakolyk
Not much, but for now he is better
2021-11-29 01:43
2 replies
S1mple has better team. Zywoo was carrying this bots to the final. S1mple 1,39 rating Zywoo 1,36 rating Impact Zywoo 1,44 S1mple 1,42 DPG Zywoo 92.4 S1mple 90.7
2021-11-29 11:07
1 reply
#153
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Ukraine smakolyk
People was saying same about s1mple in 2018-2019, that he is carrying bot team.
2021-11-29 12:08
Nope. A lot depends on the team and Navi is much better than Vitality. Their stats on this tournament were pretty similar.
2021-11-29 11:12
6 replies
#144
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Ukraine d3adLY
yes, vitality play too much for zywoo + he has so good stats cuz 4 bad teammates(they cant kill so he just steals their frags)
2021-11-29 11:30
4 replies
Bad teammates=more round loses=more eco Good teammates=more round won=more eco frags Usually S1mple playing more passive comparing to Zywoo or Niko because his teammates are doing this job.
2021-11-29 11:38
3 replies
#151
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Ukraine d3adLY
what? s1mple plays more aggressive device, zywoo, syrno etc, they are passive players and yes, 4 bad teammates or 4 good teammates boost your stats BUT s1mple played with good stats even before this navi`s era
2021-11-29 11:54
2 replies
"what? s1mple plays more aggressive" Maybe old S1mple. In final Zywoo was rushing in TT as a first more often than S1mple.
2021-11-30 16:41
1 reply
#199
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Ukraine d3adLY
nice 1 match...
2021-11-30 18:23
#180
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Romania decis1ve
Its just like in 2019. Both of them are nearly identical statwise (Personally i consider simple better) but the number 1 is decided more on team achievements. If vitality is better than navi for a year zywoo gets the #1 and viceversa
2021-11-29 16:49
#45
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Latvia sonofdog
why does even V4 Future Sports Festival count as a high tier event with a proper MVP?
2021-11-29 00:26
3 replies
#55
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United States thespecht
high prize pool ig
2021-11-29 00:29
Every event with at least one Top 10 team attending gets MVP / HLTV Trophy.
2021-11-29 00:30
1 reply
Pretty sure there have to be a few not just one though?
2021-11-29 00:38
This guy is on another level!
2021-11-29 00:26
#49
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Brazil Yoshiir0
WELL DESERVED!!! THE GOAT
2021-11-29 00:27
#50
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Serbia 50_h16h!
Can't wait to see top 20 2021!
2021-11-29 00:27
EXPECTED
2021-11-29 00:28
#57
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Poland Dzangow
1 more MVPs and S1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>> device at Astralis Prime ( in terms of MVPs in 1 year)
2021-11-29 00:30
The year of cis
2021-11-29 00:33
zywhoo?
2021-11-29 00:33
#63
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Ukraine VoidWave
ez
2021-11-29 00:34
2 replies
#98
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Ukraine smakolyk
They lost their strongest map, and their win streak, and u say ez lul
2021-11-29 01:44
1 reply
they won every matchup again, wasn't that easy against Vita on 1 map but overall again a pretty easy run I think
2021-11-29 14:27
deserved as always, no surprize...
2021-11-29 00:36
Do HLTV not understand the meaning of Most Valuable? It's been the case for a while, usually to s1mples detriment but I will raise it every time there is such an egregious error in judgment. s1mple (1.39). 2 of his teammates were ranked 3rd (1.32) and 4th (1.26) in HLTV rating. His IGL was ranked 12th (1.08) and his worst teammate ranked 21st (0.97). ZywOo was ranked 2nd (1.36), and his closest teammate ranked 17 places below him at 19th (0.99 rating), the rest were 24th (0.96), 30th (0.91) and 35th (0.84). A rating of 1.00 is designed to be average. That means ALL of ZywOo's teammates were below average (some by a long margin) yet he dragged them to the Grand Final. If this isn't the definition of value then I don't know what is. Meanwhile, most of s1mples team were well above average. s1mple was arguably the best player at the tournament (the mirage game in the GF was crazy) but he wasn't the MOST VALUABLE.
2021-11-29 00:38
2 replies
by your logic s1mple would have 40 mvps by now considering how shit navi was in 2017, 2019 and arguably 2020, and s1mple was carrying navi to playoffs almost every tournament, electronic being the 2nd best was placed 10-15 player of each tournament
2021-11-29 19:07
if wasnt for s1mple godlike perfomence agaist heroic 1.4 rating they would lose that match, he carry them to upper brecket final
2021-11-30 06:43
Just 1 more mvp and he's gonna have the same amount as dev1ce
2021-11-29 00:37
chubby s1mple = best s1mple ez for da GOAT !!
2021-11-29 00:39
deserved for the MJ of CS
2021-11-29 00:43
Literally all CIS MVPs. Only Device & Fang are not from CIS.
2021-11-29 00:49
3 replies
#110
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Russia 1578
Fang MVP is irrelevant
2021-11-29 03:17
1 reply
no
2021-11-30 03:34
There were no cis teams at these tournaments. It's not a fact that they would have received an mvp
2021-11-29 21:17
Undisputed.
2021-11-29 00:51
I'm not gay but...
2021-11-29 00:52
goated af
2021-11-29 00:53
this man is crazy
2021-11-29 01:06
is anyone other then s1mple going to get the mvp award on this team for any event?
2021-11-29 01:06
5 replies
#109
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Russia 1578
B1t can
2021-11-29 03:17
3 replies
Maybe when s1mple starts to wash up a little in about 5 years or so
2021-11-29 13:34
2 replies
pretty insane he is still only ? 24 ? I think
2021-11-29 14:26
1 reply
you are correct. he is 24
2021-11-30 10:03
he wanted to give it to B1t but his mirage on the grandfinal boost that rating too much
2021-11-30 00:36
#83
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United States mbhound
s1mple is pretty good
2021-11-29 01:07
#85
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China jsackwj
ez4navi ez4s1mple
2021-11-29 01:18
#91
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Brazil Elakk
greatest to ever touch this game period
2021-11-29 01:30
1 reply
#108
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Russia 1578
He is Michael Jordan of cs
2021-11-29 03:16
goat
2021-11-29 01:40
#99
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Indonesia @gah
Zywho left the chat
2021-11-29 02:01
ggwp
2021-11-29 02:22
GOAT
2021-11-29 02:56
#102
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Indonesia lukerey
congrats s1mple
2021-11-29 03:00
God of CS
2021-11-29 03:05
#104
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Finland AliSabid
GOAT
2021-11-29 03:12
#106
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Europe uppermost
GOAT
2021-11-29 03:14
#107
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Russia 1578
Deserved MVP for goat
2021-11-29 03:15
Yeah, this s1mple guy is pretty decent at the game...
2021-11-29 03:20
Deserved GOAT
2021-11-29 03:39
#115
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Two MVPs at LANs for s1mple over Zywoo who has fallen flat every time he faced the best player ever, s1mple.
2021-11-29 04:41
17 replies
'fallen flat' 1.27 rating while playing with trash teammates
2021-11-29 09:56
16 replies
#133
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Australia KARMAAAYT
What has he won this year? Nothing. Can't be his team every game... Sometimes you gotta take over if you're a GOAT level talent and just destroy everyone else.
2021-11-29 10:07
15 replies
He did take over and he did destroy everyone else, have you seen him play this tournament? Why am I even asking, you're obviously just trying to discredit a great player
2021-11-29 10:37
2 replies
#170
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Great player? BWAHAHAHA other than fake HLTV awards what has he done as a player in terms of achievements? This french fry had turned 21, s1mple was already in a major semi final with a pretty trash NA team at 18-19 years old. What has Zywoo done with better players at a similar age?
2021-11-29 14:49
1 reply
Okay thank you for confirming you are not here for any kind of fact-based debate. Back to sucking one players balls it is, even though he doesnt even know who you are
2021-11-29 18:59
How much has s1mple won in the time his teammates were trash? exactly.
2021-11-29 12:13
11 replies
#171
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Australia KARMAAAYT
s1mple got to a major semi-final at 18-19 years old with a trash NA team with adreN, a washed up Hiko, a young nitr0 and a young ELiGE on his team (LOL), this french fry has done nothing but win fake subjective HLTV awards with legends like Shox, apEX, RPK, NBK etc beside him. Imagine having some of the greatest players of all time on your team and you can't do better than 5th to 8th at the Majors.
2021-11-29 14:50
10 replies
wow you're biased. Winning against CLG is such an accomplishment
2021-11-29 15:06
9 replies
#174
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Lost to the eventual champions of the major so yeah he's a God tier player compared to Zywho.
2021-11-29 15:24
8 replies
So did Zywoo -.-
2021-11-29 15:28
7 replies
#178
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Australia KARMAAAYT
In a lower bracket. Trash.
2021-11-29 16:36
6 replies
2021-11-29 16:42
1 reply
#200
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Australia KARMAAAYT
How am I dumb? 3rd-4th from s1mple's Liquid is not the same as 5th-8th from lame Zywho's Vitality lol. Do they not teach basic math in Belgium?
2021-12-03 21:25
Does it hurt to be this stupid?
2021-11-29 19:00
3 replies
#202
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Australia KARMAAAYT
There's a rule about smart people and it's that they never think they're smart. Smart people are always on their toes to learn from others, in order to remain smart, so as a result they never think so highly of themselves. Only stupid people think they're smart and those around them are stupid. The fools are always the loudest in the room, so guess what category you're in?
2021-12-03 21:28
2 replies
Most pretentious answer ever. There was no lower bracket in the major. So f off
2021-12-03 22:27
1 reply
#204
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Australia KARMAAAYT
3rd-4th (s1mple in Liquid) vs 5th-8th (Zywho's Vitality). It's a lower bracket finish. Cry is free.
2021-12-03 23:40
FaNg best mvp 2021
2021-11-29 05:45
Goat
2021-11-29 08:10
#124
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Russia mshkoda
smurfer-MVP collector😂
2021-11-29 08:41
1 reply
dude zywoo could have started the comeback
2021-11-29 10:17
MVP abuser, please report him!
2021-11-29 10:06
I would have given it to Zywoo for carrying these bots to the final. His stats are pretty on the same level like S1mple. S1mple 1,39 rating Zywoo 1,36 rating Impact Zywoo 1,44 S1mple 1,42 DPG Zywoo 92.4 S1mple 90.7
2021-11-29 11:32
5 replies
Rating 2.0 already includes impact, ADR, and other things lol. Besides, s1mple was by far the highest rated player in the Finals, highest rated in the entire event, and also won the event. It's a well-deserved MVP.
2021-11-29 11:38
2 replies
Yes but it's much easier to get higher rating in that good team like Navi. Similar like it was in Astralis when they dominating. Hard to get good stats when on Inferno Shox had 2-12 and Apex had 1-13 in first half.
2021-11-29 11:45
1 reply
STOP BEING BORING hltv.org/stats/players/11893/zywoo?event.. 1.13 rating vs top5 teams. Ofcourse he played Navi twice :D hltv.org/stats/players/7998/s1mple?event.. 1.45 vs top5 teams haahahahahahahah how can you even compare this? Clearly tells you ZywOo farmed bad teams, but he is still very insane player and had a really good tournament. Also hltv.org/matches/2352820/natus-vincere-v.. hltv.org/matches/2352817/natus-vincere-v.. s1mple in finals: 1.49 rating, best player on his team all 3 maps, best player in the server 2 out of 3 games in the grand final. Also Upper finals: S1mple 1.50 vs ZywOo 0.9 Learn how MVP is awarded. And I am not gonna be boring as you, ZywOo actually had a very good tournament and all the respect to him but you cant say s1mple didnt deserve this LUL
2021-11-29 14:23
1 reply
I'm not said Zywoo wsa robbed becaus S1mple played very good. I'm not looking only on stats. Both had similar tournament looking on circumstances. Interesting thing is Zywoo was the only player from Vitality with rating over 1. hltv.org/stats/teams/players/9565/vitali..
2021-11-30 16:47
GOAT
2021-11-29 13:05
boring, f*cking GOAT :D
2021-11-29 14:15
Undeserved
2021-11-29 14:19
4 replies
baiting or are you really always hating on him? c'mon mens acknowledge how good they both are
2021-11-29 14:25
3 replies
Yes, they are the 2 best players in the world but just take a look at this. hltv.org/stats/teams/players/9565/vitali.. hltv.org/stats/teams/players/4608/natus-.. ZywOo single-handedly carried them to that final, without him they wouldn't even beat Liquid.
2021-11-29 14:31
2 replies
yes that's true but I think they also like to give it to the player that got their team to win, and they also that saw s1mple got (little) higher rating I guess I wouldn't mind Zywoo getting it I like him a lot but maybe if he had higher rating than s1mple in final and overall they would think about it. Anyways, next year they all start from 0 again, gonna be interestink
2021-11-29 14:35
Lmfao, zywoo didn't do anything the whole event, except bait and wait for his team to play for him to even farm. s1mple deserved it the most from a pure objective angle, and despite zywoo having a slightly better rating than b1t, B1t was the obvious second choice for everyone that knows cs. If anything, if ther's one player that clearly doesn't deserve anything, it's zywoo. No Impact at all, doesn't make his team win, doesn't lead his team to victory. Just farming against eco. And him having bad mates actually allow him to have more kills. When s1mple used to play with bad mates, he was getting much better stats. Much Much better so your argument really doesn't hold lmfao
2021-11-30 00:22
GOAT CSGO
2021-11-29 20:39
gg
2021-11-30 00:38
GOAT CSGO
2021-11-30 08:57
#195
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Estonia nordjoker
GOAT as always
2021-11-30 14:23
GOAT
2021-12-03 21:26
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