Official: XTQZZZ leaves Vitality

The French coach has parted ways with Vitality amid reports of his move to G2.

Vitality and Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam have officially gone their separate ways, with the organization breaking the news on its Twitter account.

The 32-year-old coach's departure comes as little surprise after it has become widely known that the team would be undergoing a big overhaul going into 2022, with reports from as far back as early November linking Vitality with the addition of Astralis trio Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, and Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif.

Despite changes being on the horizon, the French side continued to compete at a high level over the past few weeks and ended 2021 on a high note, finishing runners-up at the BLAST Premier Fall Final, winning IEM Winter, and placing third at the BLAST Premier World Final.

Following Vitality's elimination from the last event with the current roster, in an interview on BLAST's official broadcast Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire said an emotional goodbye to XTQZZZ after having spent three years representing the French banner under the coach's tutelage.

In that time, XTQZZZ stood behind the team when they worked their way up from a completely new constellation in late 2018 to a title contender, when they won numerous titles, such as ECS Season 7 Finals, EPICENTER 2019, and BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Finals, and became the No. 1 ranked team on two occasions in late 2020.

The French skipper now leaves his first tier-one team and looks ahead to a new challenge. According to Monday's report by 1pv.fr, he is set to join G2 as part of an overhaul of the European roster.

Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
35
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1867
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1917
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
France Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.80
wow....
2021-12-21 19:13
14 replies
#17
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United States YankeeM
Who would have thought?
2021-12-21 19:15
12 replies
Shocked, vitality in shambles. 😱😱😱
2021-12-21 19:16
#22
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Denmark Rubix__
he made zywoo into zywoo.congrats n good luck
2021-12-21 19:16
10 replies
zywoo said he didnt learn anything when coming to vitality.
2021-12-21 19:34
9 replies
when it comes to his game, he learnt a lot about everything else though
2021-12-21 20:04
8 replies
Pros don't learn much about in game mechanics after one point I think. It's the strats, comms, timings, game sense, etc that improves if I'm not wrong?
2021-12-21 20:41
7 replies
+1 you can have the best aim in the world, but if you don't play well with your team you'll be more of a burden than a superstar. Its why Astralis were so successful during their era, Teamwork > aimstars although, if you have both great teamwork AND good aimers, god help everyone else.
2021-12-21 22:14
6 replies
#147
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Philippines sijibats
ScreaM
2021-12-22 01:31
1 reply
exactly what i was thinking, amazing 1taps and 0iq
2021-12-23 10:57
although, if you have both great teamwork AND good aimers, god help everyone else. 2018 Astralis, 2015 Fnatic and 2021 Na'vi vibes xD
2021-12-22 04:50
+10z Look at Tenz, insanely gifted mechanically but he was abysmal in the tier 1 cs scene. Lucky for him that there's a perfect retirement home for all aim no brain former cs go players to continue to secure the bag.
2021-12-22 16:59
2 replies
That's unfair of yours. Tenz didn't even have the time required to prove what he was worth in CS when it comes to PRO Scene. IF he'd spend 2-3 years in a team then it would be different.
2021-12-22 17:33
#179
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Philippines sijibats
You can't use TenZ this way because it was just his rookie year so it's expected that he will get nervous on the big stage, playing with his idols.
2021-12-23 18:03
#50
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Czech Republic forseti12
sad :"(
2021-12-21 19:26
F
2021-12-21 19:13
rip
2021-12-21 19:13
11 replies
I’ve studied French and still don’t understand why his name is supposed to be “Ecstasy” 🤷‍♂️
2021-12-21 20:45
10 replies
#111
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Belgium zne_
you as a holder of your name decide how it's spelled and pronounced, nothing to understand here
2021-12-21 20:48
7 replies
Not always the case. For example Xyp9x was, by his own words, supposed to be pronounced completely different than we know nowadays. He just was late to tell everyone and casters made their own version of how it is pronounced, the version we know today. Source, maybe Anders spoke about it during a match or something, can't remember exactly.
2021-12-21 21:50
5 replies
yeah, isnt it supposed to sound like "zippex" ?
2021-12-21 22:15
4 replies
I thought that's how we called him nowadays
2021-12-21 23:12
3 replies
If I am not wrong, it is something like "xypnix"
2021-12-21 23:25
2 replies
+1 zip-nix is how it phonetically looks and sounds in English, honestly he should have made an effort to clarify before this pronunciation took hold. doesn't matter all that much really.
2021-12-21 23:46
oh yea this one as well, I forgot
2021-12-22 07:30
There's a reason here though #112
2021-12-22 12:14
#112
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France Dunne_V1
Because on the french keyboard the q key is a just like the w key is z So its actually XTAZZZ
2021-12-21 20:57
For understing this you have to look at a french keyboard, where it supposed to be a "Q" there's a "A". Sometimes french speakers voluntary missplelled words using US keyboard
2021-12-22 10:13
Sad
2021-12-21 19:13
Damn
2021-12-21 19:14
#6
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France Kweyy
man
2021-12-21 19:14
f
2021-12-21 19:14
#8
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Ukraine antonsh4a
ok
2021-12-21 19:14
#9
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Europe Zwenix
sad
2021-12-21 19:14
Deep or peak
2021-12-21 19:14
F
2021-12-21 19:14
#12
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Russia Soawii
sad
2021-12-21 19:14
Gamers2
2021-12-21 19:14
#14
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Europe XAXAXAXA27
Sad day today
2021-12-21 19:14
unexpected
2021-12-21 19:14
One of the Best Coaches in my books. Hope he has success wherever he goes.
2021-12-21 19:15
ok bby
2021-12-21 19:15
#19
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Denmark Rubix__
you made zywoo into zywoo.Congrats..good.luck
2021-12-21 19:15
#20
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Latvia doug_water
rip eggman
2021-12-21 19:15
sad
2021-12-21 19:16
Voldemord never forget<3
2021-12-21 19:16
4 replies
#99
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2021-12-21 20:34
that would be jw
2021-12-21 20:47
you mean prof x
2021-12-22 04:57
1 reply
Mr X from resident evil would be better
2021-12-22 06:52
#25
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Norway Balta69
bye
2021-12-21 19:16
Gl remy :_(
2021-12-21 19:16
sadge, we'll miss you in vitality
2021-12-21 19:17
sheesh
2021-12-21 19:17
Welcome in G2
2021-12-21 19:17
Sadly vitality has no future, ceo will cry in 2022
2021-12-21 19:17
1 reply
Litterally any1 : this is a dumb move, dont do it Neo : Let's do it then
2022-01-03 17:51
sadge
2021-12-21 19:18
xqcL
2021-12-21 19:18
COME TO G2 I BEG OF THEE
2021-12-21 19:18
1 reply
he will
2021-12-21 20:08
welcome to G2
2021-12-21 19:18
#35
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Russia nekoboi
ura, I hope G2 will be a competitive team on tier-1 stage with Monesy and XTQZ
2021-12-21 19:18
2 replies
They wont, they gonna bring in Aleksib it Will mess the whole project Up for sure
2021-12-21 21:26
1 reply
+1 AleksiB = Alexsi Beeline for early T1 tourney exits
2021-12-22 03:27
top2 coach
2021-12-21 19:18
#37
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Russia ToughGuy
good, had prime zywoo and won nothing also involved with shit roster changes
2021-12-21 19:18
29 replies
0 iq
2021-12-21 19:19
15 replies
#42
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Russia ToughGuy
explain?
2021-12-21 19:20
14 replies
“Prime” zywoo lol it was his rookie years
2021-12-21 19:22
#51
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Belgium BradleyTD
lmaooo only 21 years old, has years to play
2021-12-21 19:26
8 replies
#73
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Russia ToughGuy
nice excuse imagine being back to back top1 and winning shit
2021-12-21 19:41
7 replies
One player alone cant win tournaments
2021-12-21 20:09
6 replies
#92
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Russia ToughGuy
he can if he has good support xtqzzz getting praises like he won 4 majors watch him getting exposed in g2
2021-12-21 20:18
5 replies
He made vitality to a top team several times, developed apex from an entry to a top IGL. He is one of the best coaches for sure.
2021-12-21 20:34
4 replies
#103
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Russia ToughGuy
"he made" zywoo made not him whenever he had peak form they were starting to play good again
2021-12-21 20:36
3 replies
He coached Zywoo, whats your point? He is a good coach, deal with that
2021-12-21 20:37
2 replies
#110
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Russia ToughGuy
zywoo was good before vitality maybe he's a good coach but he gets so much hype for nothing
2021-12-21 20:47
1 reply
#130
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Belgium BradleyTD
lol so full of yourself.. bye
2021-12-21 22:39
involved with shit roster changes because he was actually handed out 0 money from the vitality ceo apparently. thats why they took kyojin.
2021-12-21 19:38
3 replies
#74
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Russia ToughGuy
could've took maka or someone from dbl poney for free
2021-12-21 19:42
2 replies
the dbl poney guys wanted to stick together from what i heard.
2021-12-21 19:42
1 reply
Boddy said they want to have the least ammount of changes possible and the guys in the team follow his vision.
2021-12-21 22:40
#57
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Romania styl3noxe
NaVi had prime s1mple + electronic as well and barely won something in the last few years, what about that ?
2021-12-21 19:33
6 replies
#76
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Russia ToughGuy
yes winning 4 lan trophies during prime astralis what did vitality won? 0 relevant trophies besides iem winter
2021-12-21 19:42
3 replies
#139
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Romania styl3noxe
They've won 4 lan trophies in 2018 but other than cologne and maybe blast it s nothing that important.They've won a single tournament in 2017 and again, it s Dreamhack OW, nothing that big.In 2019 they've won 1 tournament again, this time Astralis didn t played so it makes sense, and in 2020 they've won 2.Does this sound that good to you ? For a normal team, yes, for a team who has the best player of all time in it, no.I'm not hating them, i m a NaVi fan as well, but you are hitting Vitality for no reason.NaVi is one of the biggest e-sports orgs, and they had the money and the players to make something more big out of this.Vitality is/was not that big and France kinda sucked ass when it came to players from a certain point.It's hard to win and probably the best for s1mple is and was NaVi, but they kinda wasted a lot of s1mple prime years.Lucky for them he is made for this game and he is not gonna stop anytime soon.
2021-12-21 23:31
2 replies
#160
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New Zealand SWARN151
And they did have a bad coach back then. Starix was mediocre, Kane was literally useless (drinking addict) and brought nothing to the team. Only after bringing in b1ad3 after mid-2019, their problems were solved one at a time. Scouting and bringing in Boombl4, instead of zeus, finding Perfecto and replacing edward - they became Top1 before online era hit. And when online era Navi failed to win, then removing flamie and bringing in B1T, developing extremely detailed strats from scratch and micromanaging all aspects to bring the entire team at the same level of understanding, proposing to build a Navi Academy, finding m0nesy, etc. Don't forget b1ad3 built the Gambit lineup by discovering and putting together nafany, sh1ro, ax1le, and interz. Don't forget b1ad3 himself found and nurtured electronic, and took it on his own risk to bring s1mple and train him in 2015. Ensuring that the mental aspects of the team is the 1st priority, hiring a dedicated psychologist for them, making sure that players stay focused and confident, but never complacent, etc. Great coaches like zonic, b1ad3, etc go a long long way.
2021-12-22 08:05
1 reply
+1 well said, b1ad3 is not appreciated enough
2021-12-22 07:59
device only won trophies cuz he had insane team around him. That team around device is still far better than s1mples, but he doesnt need that much to win tournaments...
2021-12-21 20:17
1 reply
Then why did he not win more in that period?O.O
2021-12-21 21:27
Lmao..they won 2020 fall finals and IEM Beijing 2020 with numerous grandfinals finishes.
2021-12-21 19:33
1 reply
#77
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Russia ToughGuy
online doesn't count 0 relevant trophies before iem winter where they played without pressure with loose style which is coach have nothing to do with
2021-12-21 19:44
yeah too much credit is given to him. Good coach but vitality's tactics has always been the worst in top 5. Imagine winning less than budget mouz. Even ropz has more trophies than zywoo
2021-12-21 19:51
lmao a russian Navi fan show once again they don't understand CS and have no idea of what they are talking about ...
2021-12-21 20:24
#97
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Kosovo Theexend
+1 overrated af.
2021-12-21 20:31
shaped him into what he his
2021-12-21 22:38
merci
2021-12-21 19:19
#40
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San Marino Loyuu
:'( not like that
2021-12-21 19:20
+rep for apEX and all of vitality that ending was soo sad
2021-12-21 19:21
#43
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China $harlen
Gl in g2 mens
2021-12-21 19:22
sad
2021-12-21 19:22
Good luck for the future, legend
2021-12-21 19:23
Overrated anyways voldemort is no more
2021-12-21 19:25
1 reply
LOL you gotta be jokin
2021-12-21 22:53
top 3 coach atm
2021-12-21 19:26
#49
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Pakistan LoOuU2
ZONIC INCOMING LESGO
2021-12-21 19:26
Vitality to tier 2 now
2021-12-21 19:27
how to pronounce his nickname?
2021-12-21 19:28
2 replies
Extazz
2021-12-21 19:28
kekkonen
2021-12-21 19:29
He can speak English
2021-12-21 19:28
#58
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United Kingdom tyrant1132
Kicked in 2 weeks, Niko to player/coach.
2021-12-21 19:31
1 reply
lmao
2021-12-21 22:17
legend
2021-12-21 19:32
#60
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North Macedonia Xyp3x
only man that can replace him is zonic
2021-12-21 19:33
*Pretends to be shocked*
2021-12-21 19:33
Here it starts
2021-12-21 19:33
Goodbye:(
2021-12-21 19:35
#66
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Finland AliSabid
Rip!
2021-12-21 19:35
#67
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Chile 1cristiaan
sad
2021-12-21 19:37
#68
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France Uexo
farewell my paradise
2021-12-21 19:37
Welcome to NIP :D Kappa
2021-12-21 19:38
I'll miss you voldy
2021-12-21 19:38
Yo les noobs, And so it ends... Tysm to CSGO's very own Pep Guardiola for everything you've done for Vita and you will smash it with G2!
2021-12-21 19:39
You truly are a pillar of the French scene.
2021-12-21 19:49
4 replies
where was this guy before vitality? why didn't g2 picked him up in 2018, he is an insane coach
2021-12-21 20:36
3 replies
Caster on 1pv and all big events
2021-12-22 12:18
2 replies
he was a caster? no way
2021-12-22 12:43
1 reply
Yes
2021-12-22 15:51
F
2021-12-21 19:50
who
2021-12-21 19:54
KEK
2021-12-21 19:55
It begins
2021-12-21 19:58
#85
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France MIK120
adios
2021-12-21 20:03
Great Coach imo! All the best for the future! <3
2021-12-21 20:08
#89
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France Rebelli0n
Merci le divin chauve <3
2021-12-21 20:09
#93
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United States Rayduh
G2
2021-12-21 20:20
Merci XTQZZZ, that was incredible.
2021-12-21 20:24
rip :(
2021-12-21 20:27
#98
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Kosovo Theexend
Finally
2021-12-21 20:32
#101
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Poland Kobel_
Sad because he leaves Vitality But happy because he's probably gonna join G2
2021-12-21 20:36
Professor X will be missed in VIT That being said his move to G2 is awesome and his replacement is zonic so both parties seem like they got a good deal
2021-12-21 20:39
RIP apex, this guy made him a decent igl
2021-12-21 20:40
Vitality CEO is going to cry in 2022
2021-12-21 21:02
#114
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Fiji Juuzou_
Banks is a fucking G. For real
2021-12-21 21:18
1 reply
#155
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Finland Nollegee
BANKS <3
2021-12-22 06:13
unexpected
2021-12-21 21:19
So he really is going to G2.
2021-12-21 21:23
oui oui
2021-12-21 21:25
gl next
2021-12-21 21:27
Please, Lord Voldemort's come back in your real identity. I know u took another identity with random nickname "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" (not meaningful), but u have to come back for us & conquer WB. JK Rowling creating new movie for Lord Voldemort.
2021-12-21 21:28
#122
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Latvia laglory
bye :(
2021-12-21 21:31
Any Tier 1 org should be fighting to get this man on their team. He 180 no scoped french ego scene and brought prosperity to the land of croissant. That's top 5 coach performance of all time.
2021-12-21 21:40
2 replies
He will probably be going to g2 so there you go!
2021-12-21 22:37
lmao love your second sentence
2021-12-22 12:19
#132
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Ukraine Bidus
For the stupid dumb nickname he has ESIC should remove him from CSGO.
2021-12-21 22:46
ohhh now i see, this makes sense because 'Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts'
2021-12-21 22:49
#135
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Canada chanse
the egg
2021-12-21 22:56
#137
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Hungary ShadYyBoy
rip Vitality
2021-12-21 23:20
What exactly is Vitality trying to do? This man has been doing great things for 3 years. I think they are making a big mistake. Finding a better replacement for Kyojin was enough for Vitality.
2021-12-21 23:37
F
2021-12-22 00:06
#143
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Denmark Pabuna
Best coach in the world is joining vitality Nice. Vitality is going to be stronger Now :)))
2021-12-22 00:53
He was motivational psychological and tactical coach. He was doing everything. In a team that basically had no grounds happy was supposed to be igl then Alex the team had no dedicated igl only transitioned player. Many times in 2020 after Alex left everyone said its gonna be dead team. They proven, themselves they brought rookie in form of misutaaa then nivera as they hand crafted 1st 6man roster (without this theory navi and Vitality wouldn't be where IT is today) they struggled to win tournament and they still did iT in IEM Beijing. People call him overrated,but i call him Underrated he stood to challange, he pushed a rock against the obstacle and started what was Vitality future No wonder why they all have emotional Bond exc maybe kyojin. He brought them here, they stood with him for 3 great years
2021-12-22 01:28
1 reply
#148
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France HippzZ
+1
2021-12-22 01:35
Best of luck to you, XTQZZZ!
2021-12-22 01:26
Come to G2, or G2 will come to you
2021-12-22 03:18
#151
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Germany who|cars
ezzzz team EX-coach, XTQZZZ, malek, golden, hunden, get_right
2021-12-22 04:36
Carlos is braindead if he doesn't get XTQZZZ.
2021-12-22 05:54
1 reply
He's brain must be built of melon if he really bring alexsib
2021-12-22 06:53
Nice
2021-12-22 07:23
Congratulations G2 for winning 2022 major !
2021-12-22 10:48
#165
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France shwayy
Rip man
2021-12-22 11:06
sadd
2021-12-22 11:17
#170
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United States D1ngusboi
Goodbye Maldemort
2021-12-22 12:42
what's up with organizations making tweets like the leaving member has died or smth
2021-12-22 13:57
#176
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Yugoslavia Veyd131
G2?
2021-12-22 17:54
Vitality without xqc is like astralis without device :( Wish him all luck.
2021-12-23 13:26
2 replies
#180
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North America FAZE_ROPZ
lmfaooo. he was a horrible coach. atleast device was a great player.
2021-12-27 15:40
1 reply
xqc best coach
2021-12-27 18:21
xqc bestest coach
2021-12-27 18:21
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