Partizan sign Balkan roster led by emi

The standout Serbian basketball club have unveiled a CS:GO roster.

KK Partizan have announced their entrance into the CS:GO scene, signing a majority-Balkan roster led by Serbian caller Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković. The team will field a mix of tenured and young talents, with the former CR4ZY coach surrounded by a quartet in their early twenties.

emi will lead the brand-new roster

emi has plenty of experience leading teams having spent time at the helm of squads such as Valiance, CR4ZY and FunPlus Phoenix, playing alongside the likes of Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković, Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač and Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković. Most recently, emi was part of the ill-fated Coalesce roster.

Joining emi from his Coalesce days is Pere "⁠sausol⁠" Solsona Saumell. The Spaniard is another face that many may recognise, having been part of the MAD Lions roster that impressed during DreamHack Open November and BLAST Premier Fall Showdown last year, with the squad taking the scalps of teams like G2 and MOUZ.

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Coalesce release team

Another exciting name joining the roster is Luka "⁠c0llins⁠" Živanović, who has steadily made a name for himself as one of the best Serbian players over the past year playing with the ex-4glory roster. Most recently he led the team to the Esports Adria Championship title, posting an event-leading 1.23 rating over 9 maps in the process.

Rounding out the squad are Bulgrian Kalin "⁠KalubeR⁠" Erenditsov, who has played for names like SKADE and most recently WinX, and Croatian sniper Marin "⁠ROGA⁠" Rogić, who was competing with MONAD prior to joining Partizan.

"Ambitions and goals are set very high, so we will work hard to achieve those results," Dejan "BAXACHA" Atanacković, Head of CS:GO Operations, said in a statement. "The first thing we will play with the ESEA Advanced League are the European qualifiers for RMR and the regional qualifiers for BLAST Showdown. We want to be the best in the region, and then to be placed as high as possible in the world ranking."

Jovan Mijailovic, Partizan's Esports Chairman, went on to add: "The club's idea is to enter esports and align ambitions with the basketball club. The goal of the esports section is to entertain a younger audience alongside attracting a sponsor pool which basketball can't truly do."

Partizan are:

Serbia Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković
Serbia Luka "⁠c0llins⁠" Živanović
Spain Pere "⁠sausol⁠" Solsona Saumell
Croatia Marin "⁠ROGA⁠" Rogić
Bulgaria Kalin "⁠KalubeR⁠" Erenditsov

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Serbia Luka 'c0llins' Živanović
Luka 'c0llins' Živanović
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1474
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1073
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Croatia Marin 'ROGA' Rogić
Marin 'ROGA' Rogić
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
45
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1253
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Bulgaria Kalin 'KalubeR' Erenditsov
Kalin 'KalubeR' Erenditsov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
326
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Spain Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
261
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
woow! gl guys.
2022-08-11 18:42
20 replies
#6
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
sausol chose this instead of movistar ? xD
2022-08-11 18:43
15 replies
sausol to movistar? 5 riflers? KEKW
2022-08-11 18:48
14 replies
#23
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
he used to awp
2022-08-11 18:57
13 replies
No
2022-08-11 19:08
12 replies
#66
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
Yes
2022-08-11 19:31
2 replies
Balkan team without NiKo and hunter lul
2022-08-12 10:29
1 reply
Have you heard about BNE? they kinda sorta were at the major
2022-08-13 12:42
#67
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
Is there another good Spanish awper then? Because I remember 2, he has to be one of them because I remember the second one being stuck with shit teams I remember like 3 years ago it was some local Spanish league and he was going like 30-5 with awp on overpass while his team was losing, pretty sure it was sausol
2022-08-11 19:36
8 replies
They are going to sign Martinez. Raw talent, but needs to develop big time
2022-08-11 19:41
2 replies
who is velox gonna sign? any portuguese or do u think another spanish?
2022-08-11 23:58
1 reply
If im honest, i dont know. I really dont follow that much the lower tier iberian teams, so I dont have an idea.
2022-08-12 13:09
#107
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Indonesia polyglot
mixwell ;p
2022-08-11 21:47
Mmm maybe eastor or blastinho?
2022-08-12 03:56
2 replies
#138
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
maybe blastinho yes
2022-08-12 10:22
1 reply
#150
l | 
Germany _car
Blastinho retired
2022-08-12 15:21
Martinez so overrated lmao I know it will be hard to fill godpayus shoes, but common.. Martinez?
2022-08-12 09:40
I don't think ur name will ever happen bro If you can't AWP you can't be number 1 anymore. Top 5 for sure.
2022-08-11 18:55
#77
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Roga chose this huh... Interesting
2022-08-11 19:49
2 replies
Would not play under that name for anything
2022-08-12 09:11
I doubt he had other offers
2022-08-12 12:06
cool
2022-08-11 18:42
cool
2022-08-11 18:42
insane
2022-08-11 18:43
#5
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North Macedonia Bonn0
crvena zvezda better
2022-08-11 18:43
10 replies
#12
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Sweden Cveta
+1 still cool though
2022-08-11 18:45
1 reply
#31
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Serbia daki9916
+1
2022-08-11 19:03
#30
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Serbia MisicXX
+1, but gl ofc
2022-08-11 19:02
+1
2022-08-11 19:15
NAH
2022-08-11 19:43
Cant wait for crvena zvezda to sign the balkan superteam consisting of the kovačs, nexa, poizon and maden, but unfortunately the kovačs like partizan
2022-08-11 21:40
4 replies
hunter,niko,nexa,maden,cacanito hmmm
2022-08-12 12:11
2 replies
Dont knowncacanito but if he's a good awper sure would be an amazing team, coach kassad
2022-08-12 14:31
#155
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North Macedonia Masuke
aidkit instead of cacanito xd
2022-08-13 02:05
You do know that Niko and Hunter are both Partizan fans right?
2022-08-13 13:51
who
2022-08-11 18:43
Sausol? lol
2022-08-11 18:43
nice
2022-08-11 18:44
sausol balkan
2022-08-11 18:44
#11
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Sweden Cveta
Nice
2022-08-11 18:44
Sausol wtf
2022-08-11 18:45
napred partizan lul sausol lul
2022-08-11 18:45
I don't get the need for Sausol, now because of 1 player they need to comm in english instead of serbian
2022-08-11 18:45
23 replies
i guess bulgarian is also different from serbian, so its like apeks when they signed styko as fifth
2022-08-11 18:47
22 replies
Yes, but Bulgarians can understand some of it, and it's not that hard for them to learn a decent level of it
2022-08-11 18:48
21 replies
thats like saying its not hard for an Irishman to learn some decent level of Dutch
2022-08-11 18:57
10 replies
Not really, aside from Macedonian, the closest language to Bulgarian would be Serbian. I'm a native speaker of Serbian and I understand a decent amount of Bulgarian
2022-08-11 18:59
9 replies
I guess it depends on which part of Bulgaria they are from. From what I know, only western Bulgarians can somewhat understand Serbian
2022-08-11 19:06
4 replies
#51
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Bulgaria Radosl4v
what anyone who speaks bulgarian understands serbian as easy as f :D same goes for crotian
2022-08-11 19:20
3 replies
define understand? I can understand some of serbian and bulgarian too but I cant hold a conversation though
2022-08-11 19:21
2 replies
Let's say you speak to me in Bulgarian, I would understand 90% of the stuff you said, same goes vice-versa
2022-08-11 19:25
1 reply
#65
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Bulgaria Radosl4v
not 90 buut 60 70 % yeah and the rest its just common sence to put it in your head :D, for expample i do speak perfect castellano aka spanish and i understand italian esay as fuck but native spanish people seem to not doit so well i cant understand it maybe it goes diferent on every person
2022-08-11 19:29
#49
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Serbia Ljannister
Maybe if you are from south Serbia. I don't understand much tbh. Bulgarian is more like russian then ex YU
2022-08-11 19:19
3 replies
#53
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Bulgaria Radosl4v
viceversa is diferent :D all slavic lenguages come from proto bulgarian so its easy for us :D appart from polish
2022-08-11 19:21
2 replies
#58
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Serbia Ljannister
It's not and you are annoying with pra historic shits about Bulgaria. I bet you 1000e that you wouldn't understand a shit except southern Serbia which is not understandable even for us.
2022-08-11 19:25
1 reply
#63
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Bulgaria Radosl4v
been to serbian and i do undestand it pretty well bro like 60 % of it and the other 40 its just coming up when you manage to put in your head what they talking about :D
2022-08-11 19:27
nah while it is true that we, slavic people, understand other slavic nations, its changes drastically from country to country. While I speak fluent czech and understand most of the polish and Im decent at russian and ukranian, most of the balkans is not so fluent for me. Bulgarian is way more towards russian than towards serbian/croatian and it would take great amounth of effor to lear serbian now, who would even be willing to learn another language for not som much money? I doubt they get payed in tousands. Its defferent if you got an offer from like a navi, g2, faze or ther t1 team. Everyone would learn a language to play in them. But learn another language just so you can play in random mix that will disband after better orgs pick up your best player? NAH And to add to this, english is ez as hell, everyone speak it and its just way easier solution to speak english then to learn another language. Look at NiP, Danish and Swedish is way closer togather then Bulgarian and Serbian is, yet they still speak english because its hard for pric3tag to speak swedish. He is learning it, but he is in nip, an org people will learn a language to play in. Would you learn another language just play play in a shitty mix with no potential? Also, Serbian is useless like most languages, my language included. Its a waste of time to learn a language like serbia, slovakian, hungarian, etc etc, when you can spend that time learning French, German, Spanish, Portugeese or even Russian
2022-08-11 19:00
9 replies
Bulgarian is the closest to Macedonian, which itself has similarities to Serbian. I speak Serbian and I can understand Bulgarian on a decent level
2022-08-11 19:04
3 replies
when I was in Bulgarian it seemed like Russian to me, nvm
2022-08-11 19:08
2 replies
#56
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Bulgaria Kradeca_
Let me clear things out. Bulgarian language is more closer to russian than to serbian. And you made one mistake - there is no macedonian language, its bulgarian with a few minor differences which is normal consider that we are not under one government. Basically austrian and german.
2022-08-11 19:22
1 reply
not sure if you wanted to reply to me or to #33 in any case, thanks for info
2022-08-11 20:56
#50
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Serbia Ljannister
+1
2022-08-11 19:19
but NIP use swedish not english
2022-08-11 19:21
1 reply
pretty sure they are using english at least in clutches/tough situations but maybe they switched to full swedish? idk didnst see that in any interview
2022-08-11 20:51
#55 youre wrong.
2022-08-11 19:25
1 reply
not sure if you are saying that I am wrong or that #55 is wrong
2022-08-11 20:52
#21
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France dinnkksss
promising roster ngl, hope they can make smthg outta it, crossed fingers for crazy 2019 tb.. would like to see another balkan team on major!
2022-08-11 18:55
#22
roeJ | 
Turkey RV14
sausol balkan pride
2022-08-11 18:57
1 reply
#35
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Croatia KraljBrk
+111111111
2022-08-11 19:04
#25
l | 
Germany _car
Spain bestest Balkan country
2022-08-11 18:59
#28
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Nice
2022-08-11 19:01
-sausol -collins +Hunter +juanflatroo and prepare for yugoslav wars 2.0
2022-08-11 19:01
#32
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Serbia daki9916
Crvena Zvezda better but gl
2022-08-11 19:04
#34
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Serbia Vinnier
i hope that they make t1
2022-08-11 19:04
3 replies
#43
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Montenegro bel0wsk1
never with this roster
2022-08-11 19:10
#45
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Montenegro bel0wsk1
ination wasn't even top 30 and that ination would have destroyed this partizan team
2022-08-11 19:10
1 reply
#52
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Serbia Ljannister
They wouldn't but I agree they are far from t1. T2-2.5 imho
2022-08-11 19:20
#36
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Serbia ognjen100a
Red Star>>>>
2022-08-11 19:05
top 75 ez
2022-08-11 19:05
Vamos Sausol!
2022-08-11 19:08
Solid for start!
2022-08-11 19:10
top 100 peak
2022-08-11 19:14
Idemo breee
2022-08-11 19:18
Not the worse
2022-08-11 19:24
ez4Party
2022-08-11 19:25
roga collins emi not bad
2022-08-11 19:25
i'm excited for this one, i hope they get the time they'll probably need to git gud
2022-08-11 19:29
2 replies
+1
2022-08-11 19:47
#120
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Yugoslavia Pagan44
+1
2022-08-11 22:45
sick t30 team
2022-08-11 19:34
#70
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Portugal 7sson
Good to see, that football teams are investing more in esports
2022-08-11 19:34
1 reply
+1 I like
2022-08-11 19:40
volim ga volim GA KO OKA DVA KO OKA DVA
2022-08-11 19:41
2 replies
#87
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Serbia CoVRa
MOLIM SE SVAKI DAN ZA NJEGA ZA NJEGA ZA SLAVNI KLUB SLAVNI KLUB
2022-08-11 20:20
1 reply
svima znan svima znan im having chills every time i hear that because of bogdan bogdanovic in euroleague run lollllllll best times of my life w gang
2022-08-11 20:21
i give them 2 months
2022-08-11 19:41
1 reply
To win a major? Me too
2022-08-11 20:00
EZ for Partizan Volim Partizan kao oci svoooje
2022-08-11 20:01
nice to see
2022-08-11 20:01
#82
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Mexico 1911rev
Estrella Roja >>
2022-08-11 20:02
roga wat doink
2022-08-11 20:05
GL Sausol
2022-08-11 20:13
gl c0ki but extremely low expectations also sausol ? xD i guess emi vauched for him
2022-08-11 20:16
2 replies
#133
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Serbia lxndr_br
wtf bro
2022-08-12 05:19
1 reply
come ts... also @5:19am,we good bro?
2022-08-12 11:37
#86
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Hungary hltvmens
holy shit
2022-08-11 20:19
#89
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Norway Napapijri
Kosovo Partizans
2022-08-11 20:25
Fans of club Partizan are widely known as "grobari" - gravemakers.
2022-08-11 20:29
2 replies
#109
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Serbia hitomi79
Gravediggers
2022-08-11 21:55
1 reply
fuck me and my English
2022-08-11 23:08
NAPRED PARTIZAN LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-08-11 20:34
#92
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Serbia biTe19
pog
2022-08-11 20:36
Pretty nice!
2022-08-11 20:41
nice tier5 roster
2022-08-11 20:43
#95
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Serbia vekisha32
LETS GO! I HOPE THEY MAKE IT TO TOP 20
2022-08-11 20:47
RICARDO GOMES !!!!!!
2022-08-11 20:50
lets go PARTYzan
2022-08-11 21:17
#101
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
>bulgaria & spain >balkan pick 1
2022-08-11 21:20
6 replies
#103
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina sqmke
?? Bulgaria is in Balkan
2022-08-11 21:29
4 replies
#104
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
factually yes, realistically no
2022-08-11 21:31
3 replies
#135
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Bulgaria VolatileX
The Balkan range (Stara Planina) literally starts from Bulgaria and splits the entire country in two. You are drunk Foxxy.
2022-08-12 08:27
"factually" speaking only Bulgaria,Serbia,Macedonia and Greece are Balkan countries. Just because u were part of jugo doesn't mean sh!t sadly most of u dont even know where this name comes from and what does it mean.. lol.
2022-08-12 10:41
1 reply
#143
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
when people say balkan no one thinks of bulgaria bro sorry
2022-08-12 11:46
The name literally comes from the mountain ranges in OUR country.. what's ur point ? We are literally the most balkan country there is..
2022-08-12 10:36
Interesting...
2022-08-11 21:28
What ever happened to Espiranto?
2022-08-11 21:32
8 replies
#110
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Serbia hitomi79
My thoughts exactly, I was hoping that emi will try to persuade the managment to pick Espi and ottond
2022-08-11 21:58
7 replies
#117
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
espi playing for gucci academy no? +emi sad on podcast espi is very weird and toxic in some way(not towards teammates apparently) but he also said he is a huge talent
2022-08-11 22:30
6 replies
#118
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Serbia hitomi79
you're right , he is a cocky kid and not socialized enough, but everybody in the Valiance was ok with that because he was just great at CS, a diamond in the rough and imo - not exploited enough.
2022-08-11 22:37
5 replies
#119
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
also I think his father is like in a gang+super rich I think he smoked a pot while they were bootcamping(not 100% sure but I think it was like that)
2022-08-11 22:41
4 replies
#121
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Serbia hitomi79
LoL, this is by far the craziest thing I've read about him !!! WTF dude ???!! you got me there... :D
2022-08-11 22:47
3 replies
#127
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Apparently very high rank at some lithuania gang shit I am not 100% sure but you can see espi had a lot of money.He drove around bmws motorcycles and cars etc. Again can be wrong but I am like really aure its true
2022-08-12 00:10
2 replies
#129
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Serbia hitomi79
sins of our fathers
2022-08-12 00:12
1 reply
#147
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
+1
2022-08-12 13:59
AJDE PARTIZANE MOJ!
2022-08-11 21:54
Looks pretty good, gl
2022-08-11 22:00
#112
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United States Zedsamcat
Yay! Love to see new orgs especially sports teams
2022-08-11 22:13
This is probably one of the best moves emi has had in his career, besides cr4zy turning out to be brilliant. +1 for this!
2022-08-11 22:14
where is Loba?
2022-08-11 22:17
jebo vas partizan
2022-08-11 22:17
1 reply
#151
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Serbia ChichaSG
Nabijem te na racku :)
2022-08-12 16:13
#116
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
huge for balkan cs FUCKING HUGE
2022-08-11 22:29
2 replies
? not in the slightest lol
2022-08-11 23:59
1 reply
#128
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Well why I said its huge because emi is a known name internationally and partizan as organizstion club
2022-08-12 00:11
#123
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Somalia maL0VAS
IDEMOO PARTIZANEE!
2022-08-11 23:46
#124
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Finland AliSabid
niice
2022-08-11 23:56
#149
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Serbia Lemyyyy
IDEMO BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE A u FK - UPRAVA NAPOLJE
2022-08-12 15:11
#154
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Sweden Acexgood
emi is a great IGL. Im sure that this team will be better than what everyone thinks!
2022-08-13 01:57
I don't get the need for Sausol, now because of 1 player they need to comm in english instead of serbian anyway bulgaria & spain = balkan dafuck?
2022-08-13 19:49
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