OG announce nexa transfer

The IGL swap between OG and G2 has been completed.

OG have announced the arrival of Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković from G2. The Serbian IGL will take over the captaincy of the International squad from Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen, swapping places with the Finn who joined G2 earlier on Sunday.

The transfer ends nexa's tenure with G2, having joined in September 2019 alongside Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač and spearheading the team's transition from a French roster to a European one.

nexa begins a new chapter in his career with OG

nexa started to come into his own in 2018, leading the ragtag mix of young players brimming firepower that would eventually go on represent CR4ZY. Under his leadership, he would reach the New Legends Stage at the StarLadder Berlin Major in 2019, catching the eye of G2's hierarchy.

The Serbian player then spent more than two years with G2, leading the squad to a total of eight grand finals, five of which came on LAN. Despite the many final appearances, the Franco-Balkan mix was not able to come out victorious in any of them, suffering their most recent heartbreak at the PGL Stockholm Major.

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This is OG's first change in lineup since April 2021 when Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen and Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan were acquired to fill the gaps left by the benchings of Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt and Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad.

The in-game leader comes into OG with hopes of turning around a squad that failed to live up to expectations last year, reaching the IEM Summer final and the ESL Pro League Season 14 semis, but otherwise failing to make deep runs at events.

An addition to the organization's staff was also made as former BIG coach Alexander "⁠kakafu⁠" Szymanczyk is being added to the coaching team, where he will assist Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due.

The new-look OG will debut at BLAST Premier Spring Groups during a bootcamp in Warsaw, Poland, facing off against Astralis in the second match of Group B on Saturday, January 29.

OG now field the following squad:

Serbia Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković
Denmark Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså
Denmark Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen
Poland Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski
Israel Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan

Denmark Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due (coach)
Austria Alexander "⁠kakafu⁠" Szymanczyk (assistant coach)

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
2025
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
655
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
33
Team:
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1204
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
338
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1181
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Austria Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Expected
2022-01-23 18:47
8 replies
Didn't see that coming
2022-01-23 18:53
2 replies
Downgrade, nexa deserves a better team
2022-01-24 00:10
1 reply
-niko +rigon/amanek
2022-01-24 05:47
#107
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Poland matolep
OG WAY STRONGER NOW
2022-01-23 20:58
4 replies
#144
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India rivervp
Aleksib is 200 IQ POG IGL
2022-01-24 05:12
3 replies
aleksib iq is like 90 but nexa is something like 120 trust me bro I from Finland
2022-01-24 10:40
Aleks so overrated. Just an average, no better than nexa.
2022-01-24 18:51
1 reply
#186
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Poland matolep
ik nexa is so much better in og
2022-02-05 13:53
how unexpected
2022-01-23 18:47
1 reply
Niko downgrade
2022-01-24 08:26
#5
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Czech Republic yerk
Expected
2022-01-23 18:47
#7
i am | 
Europe Zinn0
YAY
2022-01-23 18:47
2 replies
#110
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Spain Kyuuta
yay plays valorant not cs
2022-01-23 21:04
1 reply
#111
i am | 
Europe Zinn0
mb
2022-01-23 21:15
#8
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Finland Eestu
Pog!
2022-01-23 18:47
1 reply
one of the better introduction videos.
2022-01-23 22:14
#9
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Expected, but sad for nexa. Doubt he will achieve anything there
2022-01-23 18:47
21 replies
20 replies
#32
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
hltv.org/team/10503/og Show me at least 1 trophy or won event
2022-01-23 18:53
14 replies
#40
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United Kingdom ulan
sad because navi got rekted by team with no trophies,navi only won major because OG wasn't there
2022-01-23 18:54
4 replies
#46
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Hahhha, you are quite funny
2022-01-23 18:56
Hahahaha good one
2022-01-23 19:55
#101
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Germany Ump404
+1
2022-01-23 20:23
tbh that was a good one
2022-01-24 10:50
Same with g2 ngl
2022-01-23 19:02
1 reply
#56
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
G2 at least made couple of finals last year. They just got unlucky with the opponent
2022-01-23 19:03
OG won Spring Sweet Spring #2. NAVI never won any of those tournaments. OG > NAVI easy
2022-01-23 19:47
1 reply
#90
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Oh shit, well I guess og is a better team. Fuck me, how could have I forgotten about such a prestigious event? Silly me
2022-01-23 19:54
#98
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North America guimi
hltv.org/team/5995/g2 Show me at least 1 trophy or won event after 2017
2022-01-23 20:19
4 replies
#99
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
#56 I should have put big events, but still. They had chances to win every single final
2022-01-23 20:20
Champions cup 2019
2022-01-23 21:54
2 replies
#122
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North America guimi
doesn't even show up on hltv as a trophy....
2022-01-23 22:26
1 reply
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
2022-01-23 18:57
2 replies
#50
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United Kingdom ulan
flamie was 2nd fragging and they still lost
2022-01-23 18:59
1 reply
idc i hate navi
2022-01-23 19:00
LMAO flamie on that navi lineup so outdated
2022-01-23 21:01
#159
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United States Shmikeb0b
Online nobody cars
2022-01-24 10:24
#10
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United Kingdom ulan
actually a better move for OG than alkesib to G2
2022-01-23 18:48
11 replies
"⁠nexa⁠" Good igl and player "⁠valde⁠" Overrated player, can play tier 1 but he cant be the star player that og needs "⁠niko⁠" not a tier 1 rifler "⁠mantuu⁠" Solid awper "⁠flameZ⁠" Good young player, but cant play and develop alone top 20 roster
2022-01-23 18:51
10 replies
Agree, expect mantuu is shaky and unreliable
2022-01-23 18:53
2 replies
mantuu is just average top 20 team awper, not bad but nothing special, its like a broky
2022-01-23 18:55
1 reply
#55
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Canada Zenrod
Except broky got Top 20.
2022-01-23 19:03
#36
 | 
United Kingdom ulan
people said the same about old roster and they got top 6
2022-01-23 18:53
6 replies
this roster is far worse than the issa and nbk roster
2022-01-23 18:55
4 replies
#52
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United Kingdom ulan
you are funny man,after they got kicked issaa is teamless and NBK went to val tells you all you need to know
2022-01-23 19:00
3 replies
lol just wait and see, this roster could be mad lions one, not tier 1
2022-01-23 19:04
you are funny man,before they got kicked niko was benched and flamez was on endpoint tells you all you need to know
2022-01-23 23:52
Nbk to mousesports. Looks like you know a lot.
2022-01-25 07:25
They peaked at top6 but lesser teams like BIG peaked at top1 so whats your point? They weren't even top6 for long either which is the sad part.
2022-01-24 11:22
#11
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Czech Republic imotfhere
noooooooooo
2022-01-23 18:48
OG is done oh wait they already on the bottom
2022-01-23 18:48
#13
 | 
Sweden Akoulad
I would laugh at aleksi and his stans if OG plays better than G2
2022-01-23 18:48
1 reply
#78
 | 
Fiji Juuzou_
Why?
2022-01-23 19:22
#14
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Finland PiapA
Seems about right
2022-01-23 18:48
trash team, i will have fun betting against them
2022-01-23 18:48
tier 219838129893
2022-01-23 18:48
Unexpected
2022-01-23 18:49
nexa milk delivery,who is igl?
2022-01-23 18:49
GL nexa!
2022-01-23 18:49
#20
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Chile jotler
he looks good in the Og jersey xD
2022-01-23 18:49
Pog
2022-01-23 18:49
Why the fuck would any non Danish team that wants to be above tier3 ever sign niko? This org is so dumb.
2022-01-23 18:50
#24
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Belgium jorneiro
Upgrade for og tbh
2022-01-23 18:50
Unexpected
2022-01-23 18:50
#26
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Serbia eliiiiii_
gl guys but I think the only impactful part of this transfer is the fact that Aleksi is now with G2 OG needs way more changes
2022-01-23 18:50
-niko + amanek and this team will be good
2022-01-23 18:51
3 replies
Facts
2022-01-23 20:07
#146
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Germany tilted_up
Would be the best pick up of all lately.
2022-01-24 06:45
#151
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
+1 I'd really like this.
2022-01-24 07:52
All the best, Nexa! As the roster stands the way it does, I don't think one roster change is enough. Mantuu, FlameZ are good enough. Move Valde to support, and find a solid star Rifler. And then OG would be good.
2022-01-23 18:51
1 reply
#129
 | 
Finland Nollegee
-niko +frozen valde to support roles.
2022-01-23 23:50
Now it looks OP, no more "wanna be a pro" Aleksi, finally a well balanced team (though -Niko +Amanek would have been even better)
2022-01-23 18:52
#31
 | 
Canada DefoUKCSxd
milka uwu
2022-01-23 18:52
#35
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
Nexa deserves better
2022-01-23 18:53
#37
 | 
Hungary ShadYyBoy
upgrade for OG xd
2022-01-23 18:53
#38
Jame | 
France masnoi
BIGGEST GOOD FKIN LUCK EVER NEXA WE LOVE U
2022-01-23 18:53
Get rid of niko and get Jks and might be a good top 10 team
2022-01-23 18:54
that photoshop of nexa is really bad lol
2022-01-23 18:55
#43
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
milk?
2022-01-23 18:55
1 reply
#147
 | 
Germany tilted_up
Yeah didn’t really understand that either
2022-01-24 06:47
NOW GET AMA
2022-01-23 18:55
Poor Nexa
2022-01-23 18:56
#49
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North America BoDaddy
Promising young squad
2022-01-23 18:59
-bot mantuu now and good roster
2022-01-23 19:01
Flamez out, is the real fake in csgo
2022-01-23 19:03
now bench niko and get ama and you have a good team
2022-01-23 19:04
#60
 | 
Australia Australis
nice recent activity
2022-01-23 19:04
#61
 | 
Puerto Rico pain^
OG won this trade
2022-01-23 19:04
1 reply
no? they got scammed
2022-01-23 19:12
-Niko +Espiranto or something would be pretty good.
2022-01-23 19:05
3 replies
#77
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North Macedonia MungosE
Espiranto would be great with Nexa
2022-01-23 19:22
1 reply
That's why I said him specifically.
2022-01-23 21:37
#164
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Russia Jet1k
+1
2022-01-24 11:02
#63
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India taco9873
Suprised to not see iBait on #1 in this thread
2022-01-23 19:05
upgrade
2022-01-23 19:10
Welcome another already dead team for 2022 like coL in 2021
2022-01-23 19:12
Downgrade
2022-01-23 19:13
2022-01-23 19:13
1 reply
#80
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Spain Wiricardo
Hahahaha lmao
2022-01-23 19:30
This is a huge upgrade for OG, i cannot believe that G2 actually wants AleksiB over sexa!
2022-01-23 19:13
UNEXPECTED AFTER G2 ALEKSIB NEWS
2022-01-23 19:14
POGU
2022-01-23 19:15
#72
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Brazil hugoooo
These are getting very cringe
2022-01-23 19:16
Valde can step up, flamez has potential but mantuu is too inconsistent. Also niko is not a rifler for a team who aims to be top 10, he really sucks. Not sure about Ruggah as well, guy has not achieved anything of importance. Gl in any case Nexa
2022-01-23 19:18
ez
2022-01-23 19:19
#DreamOG
2022-01-23 19:20
Gl
2022-01-23 19:20
#79
 | 
Israel McBeany
That's a major upgrade to OG , aleksi is highly overrated now -niko +amanek and this team has some potential
2022-01-23 19:24
1 reply
and what has nexa ever done as an igl? hasnt won shit with G2 despite having way more firepower than aleksi.
2022-01-23 23:04
#81
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Ukraine d3adLY
lol
2022-01-23 19:33
#82
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Europe Zwenix
I give this team max 2 months before some changes happen.
2022-01-23 19:34
igl swap kinda like a wife swap.
2022-01-23 19:35
#84
 | 
Europe nikyyy
Alexib is going to destroy G2 lol
2022-01-23 19:37
#85
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Finland AliSabid
GL nexa!
2022-01-23 19:38
I don't know about this tbh , nexa is good fragging igl and he has my full support , but i don't see this team acomplishing anything , maybe if they make few changes , niko first of all ... but i would like to see nexa in another team with much more experienced players i think he deserve that ...
2022-01-23 19:38
#87
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Norway Rattyy
Great guy and player, wish him luck.
2022-01-23 19:40
This lineup is weird
2022-01-23 19:43
sexa will whip the danes into shape OG 5 majors incoming
2022-01-23 19:55
Should kick niko
2022-01-23 20:01
#94
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nexa got downgraded, poor guy :(
2022-01-23 20:05
3 replies
I wouldn't be surprised if OG would get better results with nexa then aleksib lol
2022-01-23 22:52
2 replies
How though? :D
2022-01-24 08:05
1 reply
Because OG has pretty decent players and aleksib accomplished nothing since ENCE and after that people say he top 3 igl but he did nothing since then maybe on g2 he will teach how to nade better but about tactics its all unknown until like 3 months passed when everyone expect them to perform like top 3 team from now xd
2022-01-25 02:06
Disband
2022-01-23 20:08
#97
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Chile 1cristiaan
Pog
2022-01-23 20:10
Aleksib went to buy milk and never come back.
2022-01-23 20:20
nexa :(
2022-01-23 20:27
#103
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Finland uSnaj69
gl OG and Sexa <3
2022-01-23 20:30
1 reply
Hard to imagine that OG can be top 5 team with nexa when nexa couldnt get it done with Niko and hunter meanwhile OG dont have top 20 players
2022-01-25 09:14
#104
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Austria faklaf
LET'S GO KAKAFU!
2022-01-23 20:33
2 replies
Goat Austrian
2022-01-24 09:50
1 reply
#175
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Austria faklaf
+1
2022-01-24 19:03
nice
2022-01-23 20:41
-niko and +bubzjki and this team can do some serious damage
2022-01-23 20:50
Best for OG! #GotMilkNexa
2022-01-23 20:58
Pro gamer move, both teams not happy with their leadership so lets swap igls. What can go wrong?
2022-01-23 21:15
1 reply
usally you can reverse it in a swap
2022-01-23 21:48
#113
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Latvia sonofdog
I'm more excited for the new OG than G2
2022-01-23 21:23
Good for them
2022-01-23 21:48
OG so afraid nexa wouldnt have any ideas about strats so they even sign kakafu as assistant coach. LuL
2022-01-23 21:56
1 reply
I think because he said he didn't want to igl but i think maybe is personal reasons. maybe cause niko get to emotional idk xD
2022-01-25 02:15
XD
2022-01-23 22:12
#121
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North Macedonia whitel
very urgent - niko
2022-01-23 22:24
#123
 | 
Brazil guelzy1
this f*cked up g2
2022-01-23 22:34
Best of luck nexa! Sure going to miss him
2022-01-23 22:41
1 reply
+1
2022-01-23 22:42
SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD FUCK MAN NOT NEXA
2022-01-23 22:57
#132
 | 
North Macedonia Xyp3x
gl hf nexa, actually I think here you can be heard of in the right IGL way
2022-01-24 00:11
Not sure "niko go frag" will work so well for nexa on OG, but the best of luck to him.
2022-01-24 00:20
#134
 | 
Serbia dziggy13
Go go sexa!
2022-01-24 00:30
How lucky is the OG team
2022-01-24 00:48
#136
 | 
Russia mshkoda
gl Nexa!
2022-01-24 00:50
OG 🌻
2022-01-24 00:58
The situation is a downgrade even tho nexa > alrksib skillwise
2022-01-24 01:09
#139
 | 
Peru Bas1905
G2 got scammed Sadge
2022-01-24 01:25
1 reply
Good for Navi 😋
2022-01-24 01:58
nexa's best strat "NiKo go kill" won't work here, bcs OG niko is too bad
2022-01-24 01:47
OG offload the problem and signed a solution good job OG , Now I can like og csgo once more .
2022-01-24 01:57
#143
 | 
Romania Toolfuti
hmhh, in what world you give up on nexa and take aleksib? hopefully this will work for both teams.
2022-01-24 03:32
bot out
2022-01-24 06:47
both bad but ok
2022-01-24 07:11
Happy, nexa deserved a good team, he got into one
2022-01-24 07:16
niko+nexa strikes again
2022-01-24 09:24
#156
 | 
North America FAZE_ROPZ
hahahahahaha
2022-01-24 09:30
Og ruined
2022-01-24 10:22
+amanek and farlig or kennyS
2022-01-24 10:34
now -niko
2022-01-24 11:00
still niko's IGL
2022-01-24 13:35
Solid replacement for Aleksib, but still I think OG needs much more firepower to compete with the best, I think nexa and valde is a solid duo to build a team upon, but they desperately need more firepower to work with. GL OG!
2022-01-24 14:33
#168
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Europe skelteR
I don't think it is enough
2022-01-24 15:09
OG won the trade
2022-01-24 15:27
wtf is that milk though
2022-01-24 15:42
#171
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Denmark twinseN
Nice for OG
2022-01-24 16:38
decent replacement tbh
2022-01-24 16:57
I mean he cant do much worse than what AleksiB done
2022-01-24 18:11
OG will still never win anything
2022-01-24 19:20
rip OG
2022-01-24 19:26
1 reply
#185
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Brazil guidbe
upgrade for OG
2022-01-26 19:54
Nexa is going to try the tactic niko go kill and realize that it doesn't work :(
2022-01-25 04:55
one of the best igl in europe
2022-01-25 09:18
it's looks so good for OG
2022-01-25 18:34
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