FaZe retake the No. 1 spot ahead of the tournament break

Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen and company end the season on top of HLTV.org's world rankings.

IEM Cologne champions FaZe have reclaimed their status as the world's highest-ranked team after a 3-2 victory over Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov's side in the event's grand final. They took back their spot at the top after losing their 13-week reign in the July 11 update of the rankings, where Natus Vincere overtook them by 20 points.

The win is a significant boost to the team's confidence and morale heading into the player break after hitting a few roadblocks in their previous outings, most notably having shown signs of struggle at IEM Dallas where they lost to Cloud9 in the quarter-finals, and at the BLAST Spring Final where they had to settle for 5-6th after a one-sided defeat to Natus Vincere.

FaZe add yet another trophy to their 2022 collection

No. 1 in the world rankings isn't the only thing FaZe gained from Cologne, however, as the team now only require one more victory at an ESL tournament to claim the fourth Intel Grand Slam season for themselves, having already won both IEM Katowice and ESL Pro League Season 15 earlier in the year.

As of the current rankings, FaZe are now 40 points clear of second-placers Natus Vincere. Among other risers are Astralis who went six spots up to #5 in the world after a top-4 finish, Movistar Riders who did the same jump up to #7, their highest ranking to date, with MOUZ also securing a top10 ranking after breaking their Cologne curse.

With the player break just around the corner, the rest of the competitive field will have to regroup and find a way to challenge FaZe's crown at the start of the next season, which begins at the BLAST Premier Fall Groups in mid-August.

Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1318
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2031
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
ok
2022-07-18 19:21
5 replies
#23
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Australia rationale
brain: ko'ed.
2022-07-18 19:30
4 replies
NaVi 1 week Era without Boombl4
2022-07-18 19:40
3 replies
#44
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South America I_say_Ok
Faze era confirmed
2022-07-18 19:41
1 reply
faze era never existed
2022-07-19 15:27
#83
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Europe FaZeIsBest
xDdx
2022-07-18 20:51
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
karrigan GOAT igl
2022-07-18 19:21
29 replies
cap
2022-07-18 19:38
1 reply
#42
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Finland Cucumber))
yes
2022-07-18 19:39
gla1ve and aleksi plays valo?
2022-07-18 19:58
26 replies
#54
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Finland Cucumber))
u just mentioned aleksi 💀
2022-07-18 20:00
5 replies
your country's number 1 people
2022-07-18 20:01
4 replies
#56
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Finland Cucumber))
idc zehN and xseveN own him
2022-07-18 20:01
What's with people saying that? it's like me saying ronaldo is the best when he is clearly not
2022-07-19 03:42
2 replies
#147
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Netherlands arTvamp
FaZe EraaaaaaaaaAA A A!!!
2022-07-19 15:45
+1
2022-07-20 18:52
Aleksi XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2022-07-18 20:01
7 replies
nice try english guy
2022-07-18 20:02
6 replies
lmao Europe flag
2022-07-18 20:03
5 replies
lmao england flag
2022-07-18 20:04
4 replies
nt its faeroer islands flag
2022-07-18 23:04
3 replies
damn, thought it was northern ireland flag
2022-07-19 00:07
Nice try isis, its georgia.
2022-07-23 14:48
1 reply
baited faeroer
2022-07-23 14:51
#94
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
Gla0ve bot who was playing in numerous amount of rosters and achieved literally nothing except Astralis project with S-tier players in it but when they became washed up he can't rebuild the roster... again? 10 years in competitive CS:GO and only one successful roster? Fucking apEX > gla1ve in terms of that, don't even bother ma boi karrigan
2022-07-18 21:45
11 replies
yeah that "astralis project" you didn't expand is the gretest team of all time and the most dominant era of all cs. let us know when someone else does that.
2022-07-18 23:12
5 replies
+1
2022-07-19 03:14
#133
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
Who cares if that's his only relevant project? It's like telling that some player should be considered the GOAT because he popped off at one tournament with like 1.7 rating 2.0 but was bad at the other ones. Consistency is what makes GOATs. Karrigan's rosters are always title-contenders, gla0ve is bot igl w/o zonic, speaking faxxxxx
2022-07-19 08:47
3 replies
8/8
2022-07-19 08:55
bro jordan won 6 champs, so you think he is not the GOAT bcs he didn't win in washington or got swept in the first round in the playoffs when he didn't have a good roster or phil jackson? you are just a delusional hater, trying to downplay 4 majors and 20 cups. no team will ever have the same dominance and achievements, and deep down you know it, just admit and go on. when you have broky/ropz/twistzz on crack in your roster and rain who steps up big time in crucial rounds, change karrigan with any real t1 igl u got yourselves champs.
2022-07-19 14:15
1 reply
#145
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
What is that argument with Jordan? Like wtf? How is it even comparable? His time in Wizards can be compared to the guys like Roy Jones Jr. boxing in their 40s, even Jordan himself was near of that age. No one expected from him to be a champ at Wizards, he was simply playing fkn basketball, the game he likes. Gla1ve ain't washed yet, working his ass hard but still no results. The guy plays this game professionally since its release, changed a lot of teams and had no success 'till Astralis. No, not even like this, 'till device, dupreeh and xyp9x, even more laughable. Like NO SUCCESS, it's not about being swept in the first round, it's about being Sacramento Kings. Karrigan lifted trophies with 4 rosters and different coaches. Gla0ve 0 trophies without zonic.
2022-07-19 15:00
Wtf??? Glave is by far the best igl of all time 4majors and a lot of tier 1 tourny
2022-07-19 01:55
4 replies
By this logic pronax is contender for GOAT IGL because he has 3 majors, even though he was really fucking bad and all he did was win one fluke major in 2013 and other two with "olof go kill" tactics. He never succeeding outside the fnatic roster and same goes for gla1ve he never did anything outside that super trio of Xyp, dev1ce and dupreeh, I am not saying his 4 majors are not relevant at all, but in talks of GOAT IGL success with different rosters should deffinitely be taken into consideration in this regard karrigan is head and shoulders above gla1ve. With this logic Zidane should be considered as GOAT coach because he won 3 UCL titles in row, but he isn't since he did nothing outside Real Madrid.
2022-07-20 17:39
3 replies
i dont give a shit about soccer lmao but glave is the best igl of all time period.
2022-07-21 19:47
u act like karrigan had much succes outside of faze... look at mouz they sucked ass... without a super star filled team he would not win anything
2022-07-21 19:48
1 reply
Saying Karrigan has no success outside Faze lmao. You just proved you are a newfag who has no idea about what happened on scene more than 2 years ago. Karrigan had huge success with TSM/Astralis line as they won many tier 1 event in 2015 and were know as “fnatic’s cryptonite” team which was #1 for almost 2 years straight. Yes they failed at majors with their “semifinal curse” but other then that it was very impressive team. Not to mention karrigan had huge success with old Faze line up as well sure everyone remembers Boston choke, but it was a team which went and won 2 events in row without dropping single map with record of 19:0 and win bunch of tier 1 event and countless finals. Yeah karrigan sucked ass so much in MOUZ he won 4 trophies in 4 months including EPL S10 where he outclassed prime astralis in semifinal. Karrigan has won 19 trophies with 4 different rosters which just proves he is natural leader and has huge impact on any team he joins and immediately takes them to next level, while gla1ve had 20 trophies, but literally ZERO without trio dupreeh, dev1ce, xyp + zonic as coach. Since the core broke up he just proves us with every event he is no special IGL, success of Astralis was in their team work and communication just as dev1ce said it in every mvp interview he isn’t the star player it’s the whole team as unit it just happens he has the best stats since he is awper. Same applies to gla1ve he isn’t some super mastermind IGL, otherwise he would not drop down so much after dev1ce, dupreeh and magisk left.
2022-07-21 21:31
pog
2022-07-18 19:21
#4
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Belarus kw1xie
.a
2022-07-18 19:21
#5
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Denmark baitpolice
ez 4 goat carrygan
2022-07-18 19:21
bread
2022-07-18 19:21
Congratulations on a phenomenal season FaZe
2022-07-18 19:21
#8
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Canada ASH1
Easy
2022-07-18 19:21
can people tell me some reliable CSGO insiders on twitter please
2022-07-18 19:21
13 replies
@csgoleeks
2022-07-18 19:26
2 replies
+1, the fastest and best leeks
2022-07-18 19:39
+1 CS leeks fastest and bestest
2022-07-19 13:23
neLendirekt
2022-07-18 19:29
Why go on Twitter when you have random HLTV users instead?
2022-07-18 19:30
1 reply
#35
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Europe Vallon5(1)
+1 unironically
2022-07-18 19:38
#21 and Dexerto, Louis Mira - not sure about the correct spelling
2022-07-18 19:32
#39
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India mirapakay
overdrive, blix_gg
2022-07-18 19:39
Anytime you see "source: trust me bro" you know it's a reliable source of information.
2022-07-18 20:21
3 replies
can confirm
2022-07-18 20:52
2 replies
I hereby homologate this confirmation.
2022-07-18 22:18
1 reply
I trust u bro
2022-07-19 09:06
>twitter >reliable anything Loving Every Laugh
2022-07-19 09:06
#10
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Israel Xpicyy
FAZE UP
2022-07-18 19:21
#11
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Brazil bugesy
rigged
2022-07-18 19:22
#12
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Afghanistan Pewpo
34 points for winning cologne? LOL ok HLTV.
2022-07-18 19:22
14 replies
#16
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Estonia thisiseku
navi got 300 points for winning blast lmao, and the barely lost any points for the roster change. i don't get this shit
2022-07-18 19:26
7 replies
We all know this ranking is utterly garbage. Usually only number 1 spot is legit. The rest is filler for show. Recently they managed to screw up the number one spot as well by rewarding NaVi #1 spot amidst of a big tournament. These people need to consult with some mathematicians on how to properly construct a reliable ranking and not let a bunch of nonsensical journalists doing some random points counting.
2022-07-18 20:06
6 replies
+1
2022-07-18 21:27
+1
2022-07-18 22:01
The ranking is actually fine and much better than other alternatives like the ESL one. Its all relative to the top 1 team and is actually made out of past results and performance in matches taking into consideration the size of the tournament. Most of the users who complain about the rankings dont actually know how it works (hence what #12 and #16 said)
2022-07-18 22:39
2 replies
thorins rankings are best
2022-07-19 01:59
1 reply
+1 his made so much more sense than hltv.
2022-07-19 09:10
#140
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Europe b1aNK_
+1
2022-07-19 13:06
Its cause 1000 is the max and faze already had a ton of points
2022-07-18 19:51
4 replies
faze arent at 1000, they are 949
2022-07-19 01:58
3 replies
Yeah, because they haven't had a flawless run of late. But they have done well enough to keep #1.
2022-07-19 05:32
2 replies
Not dropping a single map on a way to final of biggest tournament of the year outside Majors and on par with Katowice and also winning final vs "#1 team"......
2022-07-20 17:44
1 reply
I know, but things like Dallas and Roobet Cup are why they aren't on the full 1000 points.
2022-07-21 09:43
#52
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Romania sikos5
because they removed major playoffs matches
2022-07-18 19:56
#14
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
GG FaZe Clan. :D
2022-07-18 19:26
f for spunj
2022-07-18 19:26
FAZE UP
2022-07-18 19:26
Deserved
2022-07-18 19:27
1st FAZE 2nd NAVI 3rd Gambit/C9 As Expected! GG BB
2022-07-18 19:27
1 reply
agreed +1
2022-07-19 09:11
Basically they gave navi the top 1 for 1 week and gave it back to faze right after. So faze couldn't do a streak :D
2022-07-18 19:28
1 reply
A bit unfort, but in the grand scheme of things, winning the big tourneys is more impactful for having an era.
2022-07-18 19:35
#FaZeUo
2022-07-18 19:29
LMFAO C9 TOP-3 OMEGALUL
2022-07-18 19:31
1 reply
#96
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Czech Republic Evis1337
Nafany goat of cologne
2022-07-18 21:51
Deserved
2022-07-18 19:32
Hltv can you tell me why 2 of my last posts were deleted??? One discussing “s1mple attitude” after his throwing his medal same thing your interviewer did with s1mple and now second post going deep into stats of bo5 and why faze were the better team…
2022-07-18 19:37
8 replies
toxic prob
2022-07-18 19:35
1 reply
Not a single swear in post lol
2022-07-18 19:51
Because s1mple didnt "threw" his medal, he gifted it to a fan, you can check the video, there is nothing toxic or arrogant about his attitude.
2022-07-18 20:15
2 replies
Sure interesting he didn’t stated that he gifted medal in his interview and come up with stupid reason “it would not fit in his bag” medal which is literally 5cm xD. You could clearly see he was salty and frustrated the way he took the medal off his neck, so nice try with “gifting”. Also flair checks out…
2022-07-18 20:26
1 reply
flair and name
2022-07-18 23:07
#141
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Europe b1aNK_
navi fans reported probably my post also were deleted
2022-07-19 13:08
2 replies
Then mods are really "great" at their job, deleting posts because someone doesn't like what is contains even though it doesn't break any rules. HLTV starts to feel like twitter's retarded cancel culture.
2022-07-20 17:25
1 reply
#153
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Europe b1aNK_
XD +1
2022-07-20 17:51
cologne deserves way more points in rankings, what is up with hltv lately?
2022-07-18 19:35
#32
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France niouke
vitality casually stealing their #6 rank
2022-07-18 19:37
road to top 5 vamos riders
2022-07-18 19:38
2 replies
this is the best they will ever do lmao, no way they replicate their fluke performance anytime soon, top teams now have tons of material to go through, and won't be caught off guard which was only reason they went so far
2022-07-20 17:49
1 reply
Top 5 IEM Fall 2021 5-0 Pro League 3/4 IEM Cologne All flukes
2022-07-20 23:34
#36
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Europe Vallon5(1)
Any Navi fanbots or s1mple fanboys???
2022-07-18 19:38
heroic out of top 10 lol
2022-07-18 19:39
Unexpected
2022-07-18 19:39
#40
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Brazil hugoooo
Only god can explain how Brazil still has 5 teams on top 30
2022-07-18 19:39
1 reply
They dont even have a team in the top 10
2022-07-18 20:19
NaVi fans crying rn
2022-07-18 19:44
1 reply
indeed!
2022-07-18 20:19
Cloud 9 top 3 seems questionable
2022-07-18 19:49
3 replies
#103
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Brazil hugoooo
They just won IEM Dallas 2 weeks ago
2022-07-18 22:09
2 replies
It's been over 40 days since Dallas ended tho?
2022-07-18 22:33
1 reply
#120
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Brazil hugoooo
lol I thought it ended in the beginning of July, but it was in the beginning of June
2022-07-19 00:32
#48
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Argentina Aleeee
navi won against astralis but they lost points, wtf with this ranking??
2022-07-18 19:50
fluke
2022-07-18 19:52
8 replies
#60
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North America AsheS_EdeN
How many wins until it's not a fluke mens?
2022-07-18 20:02
2 replies
at least 10 more
2022-07-18 20:04
they're coping hard
2022-07-18 20:17
navi fans so delusional
2022-07-18 20:19
4 replies
does it look like I have a NaVi flair?
2022-07-18 20:44
3 replies
Why else would you cry?
2022-07-18 20:45
2 replies
truth = cry ok
2022-07-18 21:27
1 reply
delusional navi fan...
2022-07-18 21:29
Karrigan's retake practice finally paying off
2022-07-18 20:02
#61
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Czech Republic PaYaB
mouz in top 10 pog but for how long?
2022-07-18 20:03
1 reply
#97
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Czech Republic Evis1337
10 weeks
2022-07-18 21:54
what a fcking retard move was putting navi on top 1 for 1 week
2022-07-18 20:03
#66
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Asia lanlan
Yes, FAZE UPPPPPPPPPPPPP
2022-07-18 20:04
W
2022-07-18 20:06
Undeserved
2022-07-18 20:12
Faze is #1 by far. No other team is even close to their monster level! GO Faze!
2022-07-18 20:18
#76
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France Diodele
deserved
2022-07-18 20:20
#78
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India G4bbaR
Tf is this ranking system? This is so rigged Omegalul...
2022-07-18 20:22
1 reply
#104
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Brazil hugoooo
The ranking is 100% based on mathematic formulas, so, no one from HLTV can give or deduct points of any team, it's impossible to be rigged.
2022-07-18 22:14
people still gonna call them fluke clan even after they've won all the biggest tourneys this year so far?
2022-07-18 20:35
2 replies
#98
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Czech Republic Evis1337
Yea
2022-07-18 21:54
especially navi fans
2022-07-18 21:59
#85
rain | 
Libya Planum
That photo is sick ngl
2022-07-18 20:56
#86
DG | 
England MiCOOL
undeserved
2022-07-18 21:18
#87
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Aruba defoliant
ez for undisputed n1 team in the world.
2022-07-18 21:23
faze > ok sayer
2022-07-18 21:24
#92
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Europe monerap
Totally deserved
2022-07-18 21:33
eZaF
2022-07-18 21:40
Was there any reason bringing back NaVi at No. 1 spot before play-offs other than breaking FaZe’s streak at Top 1 position? Honk honk HLTV.
2022-07-18 21:49
2 replies
#99
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Czech Republic Evis1337
Yes because this community is rigged for CIS
2022-07-18 21:55
1 reply
It felt more like virtue signaling
2022-07-18 22:36
This ranking is so garbage. With the exceptions of NaVi and FaZe (who frankly should be on a separate league), the rest is just sad. Astralis has a horrible season. No title, knocked out in group stage multiple times and best result is semi at Cologne and somehow they are number 5. LOL. Admittedly, NaVi and FaZe won all of big tournaments.
2022-07-18 22:01
4 replies
+1 I don't think I've ever seen the top two teams be this far ahead of the competition before. The rest of the top 20 is wide open rn.
2022-07-18 22:15
#121
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United Kingdom VenoK
and vitality number 6 and heroic 13 after 1 bad tourney LOL
2022-07-19 01:28
2 replies
and somehow c9 even after choking 3/4 tournaments in a row are still 3rd
2022-07-19 02:02
To be fair, Herioc had a roster change which drops their points by a lot. That's why ENCE overtook NaVi for a bit when NaVi benched Boomb14.
2022-07-20 17:58
Rightfully so!
2022-07-18 22:20
#111
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Brazil NayxL
Astralis top 5 KKKKKKKKKK
2022-07-18 23:00
time to win Grand Slam
2022-07-18 23:36
FAZE <3
2022-07-18 23:54
Faze better at co-ordination Navi better at duals, clearly co-ordination and better team plays is more important, well done Faze. Rain GIGACHAD holy, 83.8 ADR, top ADR out of the top 2 teams. People say it should've been Twists for MVP, I say it should've been Rain, doesn't bait, main entry, doesn't play for stats, still gets most damage and clearly is Navi's kryptonite
2022-07-19 00:30
1 reply
Actually I think its opposite, FaZe never been known for great teamplay, their players peak alone way too often (as opposite to peaking together like rest pro teams) and way too aggressively which make them lose a lot of 5vs4, 5vs3 situations (even 4vs1 that others never lose) etc. FaZe is known for their firepower, individual skills that help them win rounds, not for their great communication or teamplay, they even admitted it themselves, that they are team that rely on individual performances more than others, while others have better teamplay. If their starplayers don't have good day, then FaZe usually does bad. It might have something to do that none of them speak their native language and that cause delay/latency in responses, which is bad at highest level where milliseconds usually differ from round winner from loser. Tactically and teamplay wise NaVi played way better, FaZe players just won more skill based duels and thats why they are the best team in the world.
2022-07-19 10:51
never should have been #2 consecutive weeks ruined((
2022-07-19 03:47
faze up. good try navii
2022-07-19 04:04
#130
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Indonesia RsL_
yay
2022-07-19 04:05
navi fans malding
2022-07-19 06:20
#142
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Europe b1aNK_
its crazy had this been other way around and navi would have won I would have seen atmost 100 post from navi fans mentioning faze is fluke clan bla bla.. see thats the difference we dont disrespect other teams and it makes me feel good atleast this post is not full of hatred.
2022-07-19 13:13
1 reply
+1
2022-07-20 17:26
FaZe is top1 and having era, probably GOAT as well
2022-07-21 11:19
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