German CS 1.6 icon Roman R. becomes Chief of CS:GO at BIG

The veteran has taken over the position that was occupied by Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić and Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik in past years.

BIG has appointed Roman "⁠Roman R.⁠" Reinhardt its new Chief of CS:GO, the organization has announced. Previously in charge of BIG's merchandising team, the 38-year-old will now oversee the development of both Counter-Strike divisions together with the organization's Chief Gaming Officer, Christian Lenz.

Roman R. is an icon of German Counter-Strike whose career dates back to the early 2000s. In 1.6, he represented some of the country's most successful teams under mousesports and ALTERNATE, winning several local and international titles, including multiple seasons of ESL Pro Series Germany, as well as CPL Spain in 2005 and Intel Extreme Masters II in 2008. He hung up his mouse in 2012 after leaving ALTERNATE amid the scene's switch to Global Offensive.

Roman R. competed in Counter-Strike 1.6 for over a decade

He has reunited with former mousesports chief and now BIG co-founder Yilmaz Ozan, taking over the position previously undertaken by LEGIJA and gob b in past years in the Berlin-based organization and has been vacant ever since the latter transitioned to VALORANT in 2020.

"Roman Reinhardt has had a significant impact on German Esports during his career as a professional player," BIG's CEO, Daniel Finkler, said. "Due to his exceptional knowledge and his close connection to Yilmaz Ozan, he has been an important part of BIG for many months now."

"In the future, Roman will contribute his vast experience as Head of CS:GO and, together with CGO Christian Lenz, he will be responsible for the development of our CS:GO department, including the talent division."

"I was always in close touch with my friend and mentor Yilmaz Ozan after my playing career ended long ago. As the founder of mousesports, Yilmaz entrusted me with the sporting success of the Counter-Strike team even back then and we have been able to celebrate a long history of successes together," Roman R. added. "Therefore, I am very happy that I can now pursue my passion for esports again following my long career as a professional player."

Germany Roman 'Roman R.' Reinhardt
Roman 'Roman R.' Reinhardt
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
pog
2022-01-12 18:04
respect
2022-01-12 18:04
1 reply
legend
2022-01-12 18:54
#4
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United States SWiFTzZzZz
Good for big
2022-01-12 18:04
1.6 players are getting signed before Jks... Yeesh
2022-01-12 18:04
5 replies
#21
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Australia Skycap
we live in a society
2022-01-12 18:08
This has already been in the making before coL released its roster
2022-01-12 18:11
You are again having a new fan sign bro chill
2022-01-12 19:17
It is a coach. If Jks goes to coaching, I'm pretty sure it won't take 2 mins to sign him.
2022-01-12 19:18
#111
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Poland BAN_ANIME
nickname checkout
2022-01-12 19:48
Thicc
2022-01-12 18:05
POG
2022-01-12 18:05
#10
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Australia Skycap
huge
2022-01-12 18:05
Pog
2022-01-12 18:05
#12
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United Kingdom fluxify
pog
2022-01-12 18:05
Legend
2022-01-12 18:05
8 replies
whoo
2022-01-12 18:06
7 replies
Not you
2022-01-12 18:13
5 replies
no name jerman
2022-01-12 18:13
4 replies
I think ur 15 and you starting watching cs 2 years ago.
2022-01-12 18:15
3 replies
+1
2022-01-12 18:39
+1
2022-01-13 15:00
i was on esl cologne when u were watching fairy tales
2022-01-14 18:15
Lmao
2022-01-12 18:28
who?
2022-01-12 18:05
1 reply
#187
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Ukraine zergggg
newfags.......
2022-01-13 19:21
ok
2022-01-12 18:06
whooo
2022-01-12 18:06
Legend
2022-01-12 18:07
Best German 1.6 player Pog
2022-01-12 18:07
8 replies
No but still a legend
2022-01-12 19:13
5 replies
fak, sorry, ofc not him, the other Roman :D
2022-01-12 19:17
4 replies
Without a doubt Johnny R Edit: His original comment was something like "Who is better than him?"
2022-01-12 19:23
3 replies
maybe in 1.5, but in 1.6 roman was the most skilled
2022-01-12 19:29
1 reply
I was comparing Roman R to Johnny R, not Roman.
2022-01-12 19:33
i mean he may have been a forefather of german cs but hes def not the best ever, neither is roman or roman r.....there are numerous players from germany that has achieved more than them...karrigan being 1 of them
2022-01-17 10:14
#142
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Argentina memeu
One of them... Roman was better and Johnny R also.
2022-01-12 22:45
Best is Gladiator@DkH
2022-01-14 09:22
#20
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Greece h0nest_fan
LEGEND! So glad to see familiar faces from 1.6 still in action
2022-01-12 18:08
Legend of the game!
2022-01-12 18:08
Congrats
2022-01-12 18:08
#24
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India aR__
Chief of CSGO, nice!
2022-01-12 18:10
Very cool, although sometimes I wonder what happened to Roman (best German 1.6 player only rivaled by cyx)
2022-01-12 18:11
16 replies
#36
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United States Teegrumpee
rip cyx :(
2022-01-12 18:14
#46
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Germany felixG
First of all: i am a nerd. Sometimes These Old names randomly Pop up in my brain and i google them. Romans Real Name was Roman Außendorfer, iirc and in german career Network Xing i found out that he is working in a Bank. Edit: Googled again, my memory was not Spot on but close-ish xing.com/profile/Roman_Ausserdorfer
2022-01-12 18:25
7 replies
lol i did the same :D also found his xing profil ^^ i found him, because i knew he lived in denkendorf. he had a ESL 2on2 Team with XS1CHT that was called "from denkendorf" or something like this. also they played with "antonia", a female pro player
2022-01-12 18:31
3 replies
#60
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Germany felixG
Nice Word Detektiv Woods. 🕵‍♂️ i bet in some Point of time we Played some mr12 Match against each Other. Und der insi rennt immernoch 😃👍
2022-01-12 18:39
2 replies
möglich :D an einen Abend 10 Matches im 2on2 oder 3on3 und ab in die top 10. Wenn ein lose dabei war, direkt neues team ^^ bissel gestört war es schon... :S kennst du noch die leute von abchecken mit ne0r, rdmr und co.?
2022-01-12 22:45
1 reply
#176
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Germany felixG
Ja sicherlich klingelt was bei den Namen :) wir waren allerdings nie so die Teamdeleter, wir haben einfach immer durchgezogen.
2022-01-13 11:57
Wow who would have thought? Thats pretty interesting
2022-01-13 01:39
wtf is that really him? he works in my hometown. thats so random
2022-01-14 09:39
1 reply
#192
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Germany felixG
100 % roman, yes.
2022-01-14 10:07
Not even close to the best. mooN, kapio, gore, blizzard etc were all better and I'm not even talking about old légends like Chucky, Johnny R, neo etc
2022-01-12 18:34
4 replies
#77
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Brazil hugoooo
roman was better than every one you mentioned, hands down. The guy above is talking about roman, not Roman R.
2022-01-12 19:04
#77 I'm talking about roman (real name Roman Ausserdorfer), by far the best German to play 1.6 other than maybe cyx at a handful of different points.
2022-01-13 01:38
2 replies
I know who you are talking, about he played in a-Losers , then joined alternate ATTAX, then mouz ( later ). I didn't follow late 1.6 though, ( 2010-2012 , NaVi era ). Still played when most of legends had stopped playing the game, like many of the best players of 2007-2008+. Everybody for example is wanking on zonic, but he was an good player but nothing special ( on the world stage ) prior to almost all the stars retiring. Same with dsn and many other, like delpan etc. Cyx I agree was really good. Only real legends from the game that were already there when 1.6 was at its strongest and still there in the end are f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, NEO and a few others ( was zet still playing btw ? ) markeloff was a god too.
2022-01-13 02:51
1 reply
I don’t remember Zet being around around the end, except for that one time he was it’s pita and Delpan. A lot of the old guys were insane, and so was dsn. He had always been talented and when he was in fnatic he was still top tier, he has a dip in performance when guys like gux and gtr joined because he became a more supportive player. Roman since I first saw him was always an insane player, and for my money the best from Germany - possibly to this day.
2022-01-13 19:17
this was the inferior roman
2022-01-12 19:05
1 reply
ik Roman R. was good but roman way better, still I wonder what happened to roman
2022-01-13 01:38
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Portugal beatje
Roman Reigns
2022-01-12 18:12
1 reply
#185
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Europe tweekzter
searched for that comment
2022-01-13 17:49
Great to see that while BIG has grown they still operate like when they started, a big family full of familiar faces. Further ciments their place as THE Premier German Org in CS which is ironic when you think Mouz, Penta, alternate and SK have been around for ages yet they're mostly forgotten in the CS space.
2022-01-12 18:12
5 replies
Penta had only a rather short stint around the start of CSGO aswell as Alternate as a "company" owned team has been out of sight and proper international play for countless years. mouz & SK are on a whole other level as traditional organisations, even tho SK has been away from CSGO for quite some time now. The history speaks for itself. mouz has been the only one who has been there for almost 20 years now and still around top 10 until recently with sparks of top 3 to top 5 from time to time, so categorize them into the "forgotten" space doesnt fit imo.
2022-01-12 18:17
4 replies
agreed on most of the points made. the forgotten part in the mouz was an exageration to state how nowadays (and for the last years) they lost their idendity as a German team to become a european team. This meant that even when they still had the likes of spiidi/denis/etc the priority wasn´t making a good german team but a good european team. As such they didn´t feel german, being more of budget FaZe that just so happens to be based in germany and have germans players. This can be seen as since 2017 when the denis/spiidi left they haven´t had 1 german player, with JDC braking a close to 5 year time period.
2022-01-12 20:33
3 replies
The problem was that most if not all top players didnt switch to CSGO back from 1.6 and rather went on with life cuz the time to live off CS was always pretty hard back then. So there was literally nothing of experience or leadership in CSGO in the beginning and it took the comeback of gob b to find and lead some guys out of the shadows like tabsen after years. Regaining a whole new generation took many years compared to the likes of TaZ, neo or f0rest, GeT_RighT transitioning with most of their teams.
2022-01-12 20:43
2 replies
indeed thank god germany had gob b otheriwise the state of german cs would be abysmal As a Portuguese, I can tell you that the lack of IGL mentors is something that can kill a scene quite easily...
2022-01-12 20:54
1 reply
German CS was always behind the Scenes. The Reason eSports and CS in General grew so much was thanks to the ESL back in the 90s early 2000s and ofc countless Organisations
2022-01-12 21:24
#30
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India harxDy
dk who he is, but good for him!
2022-01-12 18:13
Legend
2022-01-12 18:13
#34
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United States Teegrumpee
very nice
2022-01-12 18:14
#35
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Poland ryhupeja
Nice! Btw. any german dinosaur knows what's up with the other, better "roman"?
2022-01-12 18:14
5 replies
So, this dude isn't the roman from 1.6 everyone has been talking about?
2022-01-12 18:21
2 replies
#49
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Poland ryhupeja
Yup, there was Roman R. and roman (there were also 2 Neo's in 1.6 if that makes it funnier :D)
2022-01-12 18:28
I think you are talking about roman (Roman Ausserdorfer) who played in attax and later mousesports together with cyx
2022-01-12 19:15
#65
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Germany felixG
#46 & #51 😌
2022-01-12 18:44
#169
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Denmark Henry1887
he got a "real" job in real estate
2022-01-13 08:19
Reinhardt at your service!
2022-01-12 18:16
#41
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Germany Aandue
My favourite Player <3
2022-01-12 18:18
CEO of CSGO
2022-01-12 18:19
#43
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Germany MTD3
lets ogooooo
2022-01-12 18:21
Yoooo, I heard about him as a kid, never actually saw anything though. All the best!
2022-01-12 18:22
gob b to valorant? xD
2022-01-12 18:25
#48
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Norway apx-
Roman R Blizzard neo PapsT gore Best Mouz team ever.
2022-01-12 18:25
12 replies
Well no. The one in 2008 was better.
2022-01-12 18:30
1 reply
#58
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Germany DiegoHu
Both teams were amazing … but kapio, gobb, roman, tixo and cyx have to be my fav team .. still heartbreaking what happened
2022-01-12 18:39
lol best mouz was cyx, gob b, gore, kapio and tixo
2022-01-12 18:40
3 replies
mouz 2.0 was 2010 lineup Kapio, gob b, Tixo, cyx, roman
2022-01-12 18:43
2 replies
this was the best imo roman and cyx in one team
2022-01-12 19:06
1 reply
obviously, they fought against NaVi shortly before they started to dominate the scene
2022-01-12 21:29
#95
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North America soduk_db
Naw 2004 best mousesports lineup IMO. Roman R. Johnny R. neo Blizzard gore
2022-01-12 19:22
4 replies
yeah but johnny R played like one tourney lool
2022-01-12 20:16
2 replies
#154
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North America soduk_db
I think it's more than one but he was the best 1.6 AWP alive IMO.
2022-01-12 23:53
1 reply
He was sold as the best AWPer, but was a major choker imo. Got his reputation from the " HeatoN & Johnny R " short video, was a very good awper, but not the best at all. Several were way better than him, even after the AWP's rate of fire was majorly nerfed. ( fRoD, walle, markeloff, KK, dsn, XeqtR, Cyx, cogu .. )
2022-01-13 02:56
+1
2022-01-13 16:08
Mousesports were better before those austrian Infernum guys joined.
2022-01-14 09:27
i remember watching some cs 1.6 frag movies and this guy had ALOT of highlights in those
2022-01-12 18:30
3 replies
pretty sure you are talking about "roman" not "Roman R."
2022-01-12 18:36
2 replies
actually maybe
2022-01-12 18:43
Both have been featured quite a lot..
2022-01-12 18:44
legend
2022-01-12 18:37
LEGEND
2022-01-12 18:37
boomer whOMEGALUL cars
2022-01-12 18:46
#67
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Russia mshkoda
Gl Roma
2022-01-12 18:47
At first I thought this was the good roman, but I was mistaken. But GL anyways, it's nice that the founder still cares about his formar players in this way.
2022-01-12 18:51
#72
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Japan esy
LEGEND youtube.com/watch?v=gwgGFBJY5Go&ab_chann.. 1:45 Forest ? DELETED
2022-01-12 18:58
1 reply
#80
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Brazil hugoooo
2022-01-12 19:06
#73
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Brazil hugoooo
German legend for sure! Not the most skilled mouz player, but one of the most consistent and most important German players of all time.
2022-01-12 18:57
#74
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Finland fr0zeNid
legend
2022-01-12 18:59
#75
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Greece her-1g
somehow i read Johnny R. hahah
2022-01-12 19:01
1 reply
u know johnny?
2022-01-12 22:21
roman r. in 2021 wtf
2022-01-12 19:05
#82
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Poland SebL
Great to see some 1.6 legends being still in business, I don't remember CS 1.6 times that well since I was only a kid back there, but I'm really happy that those ppl are still around, some of them still playing. GL BIG!
2022-01-12 19:06
#83
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Hungary Shiron212
One of the OGs, nice
2022-01-12 19:08
GL Roman
2022-01-12 19:18
wow the legends taking care of the CS again, one of a few players that use mouse click to go forward
2022-01-12 19:19
GOOD LUCK
2022-01-12 19:20
GL
2022-01-12 19:23
#97
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Germany xxtimxx
was für ein hübscher Kerl !
2022-01-12 19:26
For a moment I thought it was lowercase roman, the real legend of german cs
2022-01-12 19:33
3 replies
#109
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Ukraine lancee
wtf are you even talking about, Roman R was much bigger
2022-01-12 19:44
2 replies
roman was the better player
2022-01-12 20:15
1 reply
#124
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Ukraine lancee
probably, he played in a different "era"
2022-01-12 20:32
#105
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Korea Axiotimos
Overwatch reinhardt pog
2022-01-12 19:40
EZ 4 romaN
2022-01-12 19:44
#112
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Ukraine lancee
For those who don't know who this guy is check out this mousesports fragmovie: youtube.com/watch?v=9XA7bFPuCY0 My friend showed me this for the first time back in 2004 I think and I still watch it once in a few years. Great stuff, made me get into cs back then
2022-01-12 19:50
1 reply
Awww man. The nostalgica is strong with this one. Thanks for posting.
2022-01-13 21:20
willkommen bro have a good tenure as chief of csgo
2022-01-12 19:56
#116
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Macedonia Tixo_
Legend is alive, ladies & gentlemans Roman R. 🙂♥️
2022-01-12 19:56
EZ ROMAN REIGNS
2022-01-12 20:13
Pog
2022-01-12 20:14
#125
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2022-01-12 20:32
#127
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Germany Teztyment
Roman R a fucking 1.6 legend. I like BIG even more now. good job
2022-01-12 20:37
#130
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Germany Jonaah
Nice
2022-01-12 20:44
Very nice
2022-01-12 20:58
Any of you guys remember Roman R. and roman in Alternate attax? Good old times.
2022-01-12 21:14
WOW! who is next? Johnny R.? :D would be very iconic though!
2022-01-12 22:20
#144
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Germany karniggel
pog
2022-01-12 22:58
I remember this nickname gl
2022-01-12 23:32
i owned him and approx 16:2 in 2vs2 esl on aztec hes nub ;D
2022-01-12 23:34
5 replies
recently?
2022-01-12 23:34
4 replies
no men in 1.6 when he was at attax with approx very very long ago
2022-01-12 23:36
3 replies
Ah ok then it makes more sense
2022-01-12 23:36
2 replies
but to be fair hes an legend i was just an onliner
2022-01-12 23:38
1 reply
a thing we have heard of many people;)
2022-01-12 23:55
LOOL W
2022-01-12 23:38
#153
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Sweden dogtown
He was part of the best Mouz team in history and that was during the best cs period in history.
2022-01-12 23:49
Rip big rlyyyyy
2022-01-13 00:35
#161
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Iceland suriel666
wow fun to see a legend be back some 10ish years later remember seeing him back in ~2000 or something
2022-01-13 01:52
legend
2022-01-13 02:05
Best of luck man. You're a legend.
2022-01-13 06:29
#172
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Germany Booya
But you dickheads understand the word "Chief of CS:GO"? hes organizing the Squads, he dont give Strats or what ever! DafuQ you talking about CsG0 KnOwLEDge, you think he commands Tabsen how to execute on Nuke B or what, lolololomegafuckingLUL
2022-01-13 09:00
3 replies
I think this is the average csgo zoomer mentality playing the game rn absolute disrespect for old players
2022-01-13 09:03
1 reply
So true! Just disgusting to see imo. Either give respect or don‘t open your mouth, simple as that.
2022-01-13 13:51
wtf you want bro, 90% of these kids with single digit iq doesnt know who romanR is lol
2022-01-13 13:57
Regular "roman" is the best Roman
2022-01-13 13:52
Poggers
2022-01-13 13:54
the legend has arrived
2022-01-13 13:56
Legend? Never heard his name before kekw
2022-01-14 11:39
At first i thought it was Johnny R, a true pioneer CS-Legend! Good luck Roman R !!
2022-01-14 18:20
DAMN! That's so awesome! I'm rocking his flair for years now and finally I get rewarded haha. Big stuff.
2022-01-16 19:43
#198
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Germany j0nnZ
Not as impactful stats-wise, but in his consistency still an integral part of early- and mid-2000's mousesports. Glad to see him back!
2022-01-17 15:17
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