Spirit sweep FURIA and advance to semi-finals

The Russians have claimed another scalp at the Major after sending the Brazilians home.

Spirit's incredible run at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 will continue into the semi-finals following another unexpected victory, this time against FURIA. The Russians were seemingly immune to the pressure of playing in front of the Antwerps Sportpaleis, taking down the Brazilians on Vertigo 16-12 before completing the upset on Ancient 16-8.

The Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov-led squad will continue its journey at the Major, but it will not get any easier. Spirit' semi-final match will see them face off against tournament favorites FaZe on Saturday, following the international's squad victory over NIP in the first quarter-final.

Meanwhile, FURIA's time in Belgium has come to an end. The Brazilians' tournament included several quality moments, most notably their wins against BIG and G2 on their way to securing their second consecutive playoff finish at a Major.

Spirit have advanced to the semi-finals

Spirit came into FURIA's pick of Vertigo with fire under their bellies, executing a fast-paced offensive that caught the Brazilians off guard as Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov thrived in front of the crowd. However, the Russians could not get away with beasting Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's team at their own game for long and quickly ran out of steam after going 7-3 ahead. Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa and André "⁠drop⁠" Abreu began to find impact on the CT side, powering FURIA to a five-round winning streak to edge the half 8-7.

Despite taking the second pistol, the Brazilian squad was unable to significantly extend their advantage, conceding the following round to a Spirit force buy. From there, chopper and company would only drop three more rounds as Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin played a career-defining CT side to power his team to a 16-12 victory.

degster opened up the pistol on Ancient with three frags, giving his team the early advantage on the T side. After saving in the second round, FURIA brought out the rifles on the defense and for a time, their CT side looked solid, allowing the Brazilians to gain a 6-4 advantage. Unfortunately for them, Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev would not let the Brazilians run away with the half and propelled Spirit to an 8-7 advantage going into halftime. FURIA's fortunes did not change after the break, and arT's squad was unable to organize an offense worthy of a comeback, claiming only one round on their way to a 8-16 defeat.

Matchpage
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19th May 2022
16
Vertigo
12
16
Ancient
8
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 32 +13 92.2 1.32
38 - 23 +15 72.4 1.29
32 - 29 +3 73.2 1.11
33 - 29 +4 66.0 1.09
33 - 33 0 78.1 1.05
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 38 -1 71.2 0.99
31 - 38 -7 66.1 0.94
33 - 35 -2 78.1 0.94
24 - 36 -12 51.8 0.75
20 - 36 -16 58.3 0.65
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Brazil André 'drop' Abreu
André 'drop' Abreu
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.60
searching for kscerato 👀
2022-05-19 23:14
11 replies
8 replies
2022-05-19 23:42
7 replies
Kascerato choking in big games again and again. Whats new around here?
2022-05-19 23:46
1 reply
Maybe another underdog story from Spirit after Ti10
2022-05-20 05:20
#96
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Brazil pcR
hurts to watch.
2022-05-20 01:12
3 replies
love to see it
2022-05-20 03:27
2 replies
#136
lulz | 
Denmark Daweh
Furia ruined my pick ems, so deserved.
2022-05-20 06:39
1 reply
Mens)) never ever bet on Furia to win big matches, never put Furia as a Major Champion in your Pickems... furia is the biggest choker of Tier 1.. They can beat any team in the world when there is nothing at stake, but when things get real they will choke without a doubt.
2022-05-20 15:34
#146
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Brazil Fauchard
Wow the stage is so far from the crowd For who is watching it's not nice Is this probably because of the sound of the crow ? Spirit's aim was 100% better than Furia again ! They already chosen to start T side on vertigo o.O I think they are favorites to this major they lost only one map for g2 on OT
2022-05-20 08:06
error 404 not found 👀
2022-05-19 23:16
#92
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Brazil mclomello
The only need is the stage, choking again :T
2022-05-20 00:40
#3
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CIS CIS_ERA
bb flukia
2022-05-19 23:13
#4
 | 
Sweden Juuzou_
VAMOS
2022-05-19 23:13
#6
 | 
Luxembourg 2000
Let's go Spirit
2022-05-19 23:13
ez 4 SPIRIT!!
2022-05-19 23:13
Sit
2022-05-19 23:13
WELL PLAYINGS
2022-05-19 23:13
EZ 4 Attack Chopper and co.
2022-05-19 23:13
#12
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Germany ctmone
BR so overrated
2022-05-19 23:13
3 replies
#57
arT | 
Czech Republic vojtyy
like zywo lmao
2022-05-19 23:31
2 replies
#91
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North America BoDaddy
Zyw0o a better player than all of Brazil combined rn
2022-05-20 00:31
#103
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Russia Presence
I can see a little analytics corner here.
2022-05-20 01:31
#14
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Belarus danch1k
EZ
2022-05-19 23:13
#16
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United States Bl1zzardZ
Lets go Spirit!
2022-05-19 23:14
Heart attacks in semi finals guaranteed
2022-05-19 23:15
LETS FUCKING GOOOOO
2022-05-19 23:15
7 replies
Your nick is not correct anymore
2022-05-20 00:01
6 replies
#85
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Hungary akamarky
hahaha +1
2022-05-20 00:12
Your nick is not correct anymore
2022-05-20 07:23
4 replies
Can confirm, Emilia is Gabens daughter.
2022-05-20 12:30
1 reply
Lmao
2022-05-20 17:15
Denmark still needs a nerf. 5 out of 8 teams in playoffs have at least 1 danish player:(
2022-05-20 14:35
1 reply
But no device, no major
2022-05-20 17:16
Chopper just got three teenagers in to major semis and Hltv are making articles about Jerry.
2022-05-19 23:15
7 replies
#27
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Finland AksuNd
+1 Chopper very underrated igl. He also frags quite well and plays really smart
2022-05-19 23:16
#68
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Denmark nicram64
+1
2022-05-19 23:40
Jerry deserved his article. There was also article about Spirit. Though I agree that Chopper is overlooked. Yekindar mentioned it too at last Hltv Confirmed.
2022-05-20 00:10
#108
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United Kingdom 4ngu5
Jerry is also still young, 23 i think. chopper is a legend already its obv very impressive but spirit were already good then they added 2 young players forze have nearly completely changed.
2022-05-20 02:19
1 reply
#151
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India mirapakay
chopper is 25. he is grinding since the days of 2016 vega squadron
2022-05-20 08:57
+1
2022-05-20 05:14
#152
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Australia Australis
+1 Dogrry so bad
2022-05-20 08:59
Nice, lets go Spirit! Take down FaZe next!
2022-05-19 23:15
1 reply
xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2022-05-19 23:23
dang spirit! WP.
2022-05-19 23:15
Faze will stop them on Saturday.
2022-05-19 23:16
EZ pickem for 2 correct quaterfinal, got both Faze and Spirit. I was rolling on the floor laughing at all people who picked FLUKIA. DIAMOND COIN I AM COMING
2022-05-19 23:23
10 replies
Will FaZe win 2-0 against Spirit?
2022-05-19 23:18
3 replies
Depends on veto, 2-0 is possible for Faze, but Spirit is to hot atm and I think they will test Faze on 3 maps, but I hope for 2-1 Faze ofc
2022-05-19 23:21
I expect FaZe 2 - 1 Spirit
2022-05-19 23:22
#119
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Denmark 12inchNRG
You it will be a total steamroll by faze
2022-05-20 03:52
Everyone can't be right.
2022-05-19 23:21
5 replies
Ofc not everyone can be right, but some majors were easy to get diamond like Berlin, Katowice or Stockholm because there were no upsets. Diamond from Antwerp is going to be rare imo considering fact how many people including some top analysts didn't get 5 correct picks in Legends stage.
2022-05-19 23:25
4 replies
I’ve seen a lot of people with the bronze coin this was definitely the hardest pick ‘em challenge
2022-05-19 23:34
2 replies
#79
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United States Phanji
yeah if you didn't get ruined in challengers you got ruined in legends.
2022-05-20 00:00
Well it is hard, but not the hardest for sure. That would be Krakow 2017, because whole playoffs were upsets with SK losing to Astralis, Fnatic losing to Gambit, Virtus Pro losing to Immortals, Astralis losing to Gambit, both quaters and semis were total chaos with very unexpected final of Gambit vs Immortals. It is only tournament I got bronze trophy and I have been doing pickems for every major since 2015, funny enough krakow was also only major I attended to see legends play live so I could not care less for bronze trophy xD
2022-05-20 02:34
#124
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Finland kappaboi
It's going to be rare because spirit will win it
2022-05-20 04:47
#29
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Russia mshkoda
Lesgoooooo. Siren shining today. Degster the Gigachad on hype) Art was punished by carma, 'it will be easy' graffiti lul.
2022-05-19 23:17
#30
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South America Huascaran
VAMOS
2022-05-19 23:17
gogoogo faze
2022-05-19 23:17
Kinda explain why most Brazillian are not very supportive of Furia. They can't win shit, and never show up when its matters. Btw, if spirit vs Navi final ever happens. Is it a good or bad thing?
2022-05-19 23:18
5 replies
bad for me (faze fan) bad for cs imo as well because I'd expect its going to be katowice 2019/berlin 2019 vibes, where astralis (in this case navi) sweeps the underdog
2022-05-19 23:42
3 replies
the thing is...Navi always struggles when it comes to CIS teams
2022-05-20 00:14
2 replies
'Always'?
2022-05-20 08:41
Not in majors kek
2022-05-21 01:42
The way I see, two majors in a row among top8 is already a big deal. Sadly they didn't play today, but we also gotta recognize how strong spirit have been ever since the first phase.
2022-05-20 00:25
#36
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Brazil Maujubudo
FURIA did need to play with their monitors turned off, didn't they?
2022-05-19 23:20
1) Vini >>> drop 2) KSCERATO shit the bed big time today. I noticed even on first map, but second... maaaan. That's the thing since brazilian teams since old SK, they always crumble. drop drop, try again next time... hltv.org/stats/players/19750/drop?startD.. Haven't seen impact under 0,8 for a while TBH... Also props to spirit, chopper did amazing and finally made it. As ridiculous as it sounds, they have their chances against Faze.
2022-05-19 23:25
1 reply
im honestly scared for faze. maybe faze stomp or maybe spirit just continue unstoppable run
2022-05-19 23:43
GGWP. UNLUCKO FURIA, NOT YOUR DAY TODAY. CONGRATULATIONS SPIRIT. WELL DESERVED FOR THE WIN
2022-05-19 23:21
#40
 | 
Ukraine SwissRolls
nt furia, kscerato needed to show up and just didnt
2022-05-19 23:21
#41
 | 
Korea Stephenkek
These CIS Academy really pays off Not like EU or team like NiP swap 1 player / player and release them lmao Sorry 4 English
2022-05-19 23:21
1 reply
#138
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Russia necklace
In my opinion Patsi has gained a lot last 1-2 months, cuz in past in my opinion he was such a bot, always bottom fragger, but rn he is killing. respect to him
2022-05-20 07:18
#42
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
BRAZIL CS KEKW
2022-05-19 23:21
2 replies
Still beat G2 KEKW
2022-05-20 04:14
1 reply
#153
 | 
Bangladesh ImpacT_
yea but BRAZIL CS KEKW
2022-05-20 09:52
dissapointed in furia. impressed by spirit. like pimp said: a cinderella story
2022-05-19 23:22
Unfortunately, KSCERATO choke. What a pity
2022-05-19 23:26
3 replies
Kscerato choke then toxic on Twitter to TS players kkkkk
2022-05-20 01:34
2 replies
Textbook Brazilian, as he should be
2022-05-20 03:09
What did he say
2022-05-20 04:26
How is this an upset? Spirit is the better team.
2022-05-19 23:26
lets go spirit!!! you can beat faze
2022-05-19 23:28
furia xd
2022-05-19 23:28
#55
ropz | 
Europe Avalox
Flukeria chocking again in play-offs? Expected
2022-05-19 23:29
Letssss gooo
2022-05-19 23:29
Im scared:)))
2022-05-19 23:32
White horse > Dark horse
2022-05-19 23:34
#61
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Other Quagmire_
EZ, guess they weren't lucky after all, huh farT?
2022-05-19 23:34
Only Navi-Heroic really match play-off major. NIP Furia CPH its big trash
2022-05-19 23:35
1 reply
i dont want cheaters to be in major final
2022-05-19 23:43
nice
2022-05-19 23:35
Don't see many Brazilians in this replies must be hiding in a cave or something. Well, I hope that art and his fans get lucky catching their flight at the airport just like Spirit got lucky when they won nuke on the legends stage.
2022-05-19 23:35
#65
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Brazil drsiemann
why Furia..... Had my hopes rlly high after their impressive Pro League run, only losing to Faze. it is what it is...
2022-05-19 23:37
#66
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
What a honeymoon run! :D
2022-05-19 23:40
8 replies
I am %99 sure you didnt watch
2022-05-20 01:17
1 reply
I didn't catch the whole game but it wouldn't matter if I did, my comment isn't attesting to that, it's an exclamation of joy for the overall result.
2022-05-20 01:28
why u haf to be salty? wasn't expecting this from u, can't u just congratulate them for played amazing game? volvo_making_a_lot_of_money was right you're not nice dude
2022-05-20 05:27
5 replies
My comment isn't congratulating them...?
2022-05-20 14:02
4 replies
nope you're just mocking em :(
2022-05-21 02:41
3 replies
No, I'm not, friend. What on Earth makes you think that?
2022-05-21 04:03
2 replies
The honeymoon is a term known as the Winning Phase or Beginner’s Luck. The term is closely connected to the actual honeymoon when things are just perfect and everything goes your way. However, it also alludes that the players lucky streak is about to end and that they will be snapped back to reality, where their inexperience will show. You could have just said "amazing run" or something :(
2022-05-21 08:25
1 reply
You're reading too much into my comment and assuming ill-will for no good reason. Spirit's current run at the Major could be described as a "honeymoon period", what's why I stated but of course I'm happy for them. After I created that comment, I posted two more replied afterwards in Team Spirit related thread. "You could have just said "amazing run" or something :(" That is exactly what I did do in lieu of what you stated.
2022-05-21 12:47
xd
2022-05-19 23:41
For Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2022-05-19 23:43
#73
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Russia AR4ER
Easy money..gg Spirit.
2022-05-19 23:43
#74
Zulu | 
Uganda DRM7MD
G2 LOST TO THIS Aware
2022-05-19 23:43
#77
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Denmark nicram64
Hats off to Chopper really, they were trying different lineups, not so long ago the previous one was losing literally every single game, went back for Chopper, found siren and now they are in the semifinal of a major, incredible One thing we can truly know from the major looking at both Spirit and Imperial - it's not about individual statistics, it's all about players composition
2022-05-19 23:52
Expected. Btw, KSCERATO is best BR player, right?
2022-05-19 23:59
1 reply
Best in BR, at the time of this major in specific, would ironically be Fer. On the overall, some people do consider Kscerato the best player in Brazil, which... yeah. He didn't show at all in this match.
2022-05-20 01:54
#82
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Ukraine z3m4
Insilio player......
2022-05-20 00:05
Spirit is looking dangerous ⚡ Patsi, S1ren impressive 🌟
2022-05-20 00:06
#87
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Germany at0myq
WHAT A GREAT DAY. SPIRIT AND HSV WON. BIG WWWWWW
2022-05-20 00:17
#88
 | 
Finland AliSabid
GOD DEGSTER
2022-05-20 00:19
#90
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Poland miedzianek
at least easier match for Faze
2022-05-20 00:26
Furia is having problems with low sens teams.
2022-05-20 00:54
1 reply
3/8
2022-05-20 01:04
G2 lost to this. G2 was defeated for THAT. It sucks so much when it happens - a team that could do damage just loses to some underdog and then the underdog loses to another one.
2022-05-20 01:06
3 replies
G2 can do damage? Funny but no. Their only hope is actually winning a map vs Spirit and nothing more. They're done.
2022-05-20 01:28
2 replies
Hey Faze_0_major_s1mple_2_major
2022-05-20 03:31
1 reply
degster_1_major_FaZe_0_major my next tho
2022-05-20 10:29
omg lets go spirit!! love this team!!!
2022-05-20 01:22
BR going home, sweet
2022-05-20 01:24
Expected from RU pros, even if there is no c9 and outsiders from cis through, we still got two cis teams in top 8 and at least one cis team in top 3 of the major depending on how tomorrow goes. Still a success for cis on lan :) Gg gl hf
2022-05-20 01:30
#105
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United States NETV4R
EZ
2022-05-20 01:45
This Spirit run has been insane. These boys really grinded their way to the top, one painful step at a time.
2022-05-20 01:55
#110
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Indonesia kiryuki
Im terrified since its not furia whos facing faze in the next match. I hope faze will not whiff like furia did against spirit.
2022-05-20 02:57
Not even an upset, Spirit is at least 1 tier higher than Furia, easy money betting on spirit against furia.
2022-05-20 03:16
EZ Finals for Faze. Faze vs Navi
2022-05-20 03:18
FalleN >>> Furia
2022-05-20 03:19
1 reply
2faced
2022-05-20 15:27
#117
 | 
Brazil baea808
i'm sad... but proud
2022-05-20 03:35
#118
 | 
Hong Kong Odravkeo
damn...changed my pickems to furia 1 minute before pickems close. what a shame
2022-05-20 03:47
First dota 2 international now csgo major fairytale run incoming for spirit?
2022-05-20 04:03
Is this end of furia?
2022-05-20 04:33
4 replies
just the beginning... so many good players in their pipeline
2022-05-20 04:57
3 replies
honestly if the main three plus + drop and saffee playing well cant beat sprit idk if they can win one of these
2022-05-20 05:59
2 replies
dude, they got blocked spirit prepared specifically for this game they really were not ready for that
2022-05-20 15:13
1 reply
you have a point they were clearly not ready despite getting leads in both maps
2022-05-21 02:47
such a god tier underated team and falmes is also underated so bye2 ence next
2022-05-20 04:58
1 reply
Surely flames can upset but ence has been looking on form lately, it would surely be a hard match for them
2022-05-20 05:15
mir was definitely the problem lmao
2022-05-20 05:14
#132
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Brazil Anarchybr
Man KSCERATO really needs to fix his Anchor on the bomb B of vertigo. He was a liability there the whole major
2022-05-20 05:20
#134
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Russia juS7max
Major on dota2! Now it's turn for CS:GO
2022-05-20 06:05
2 replies
#137
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Russia necklace
The International, not Major
2022-05-20 07:11
1 reply
#145
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Russia juS7max
Yes international, my mistake...
2022-05-20 08:01
I love how just yesterday stupid Brazilian was disrespecting spirit saying they were fluke or dont deserve to win and now there is not even one brazallian in the thread. It has proven once again that they are brain dead toxic community
2022-05-20 06:25
3 replies
Everyone knows Brazillians are the worst community.
2022-05-20 11:53
2 replies
how can u know it, if u r not playing with them for me its turks
2022-05-20 15:22
1 reply
Nah, i mean they are toxic but bad sa brazallian also polish people i dont have good experience with them
2022-05-22 10:19
expected
2022-05-20 07:31
#150
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Poland Menaheer
Sad
2022-05-20 08:53
spirit is russian bear who smash european cynics! this is russia, atheists!
2022-05-20 10:12
1 reply
Russia is a cub who continues to fail and embarrass itself in front of the world. Exposed noob military.
2022-05-20 11:52
And they did all that with magisk from wish
2022-05-20 10:26
1 reply
weeb magisk to semi-final other magisk out)))))
2022-05-20 12:46
Spirit could end up taking it all home.
2022-05-20 12:41
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