IESF World Championship set to start

Over 30 national teams will make the trip to Bali, Indonesia, for the chance to earn the lion's share of $100,000.

The IESF World Championship is due to begin on Friday, December 2, featuring national teams from all around the world. Play will begin with the offline qualifier, where 31 teams will battle it out for the chance to win one of three spots up for grabs for the main $100,000 event.

HLTV.org will be covering the event with hot matches from the Round of 16 stage of the offline qualifier. The main, eight-team portion of the event begins on December 6 and will play out in a double-elimination format, working its way up to a best-of-five grand final on Sunday, December 11.

kyxsan's troops will aim to win back-to-back World Championships

Five of the eight teams that will participate in the main event are already known. Indonesia are in the running to win the $50,000 cash prize thanks to being the host nation. Argentina earned a place due to their first-place finish in the IESF Panam Open, while BLUEJAYS, Algeria, and Vietnam all won their respective continent's championship.

The majority of the rosters in the competition are represented by a mix of players from different teams, though a handful of nations have existing quintets as their representatives. BIG Academy will be playing for Germany at the event whilst OneTap and the Major-attending IHC will be flying the Romanian and Mongolian flag, respectively.

A total of 31 teams will be throwing their hat into the ring for the offline qualifier. The rosters will be placed into eight groups, where the national rosters will battle it out in a best-of-one, round-robin format. The top two from each group will secure a playoff berth, which will have a single-elimination set-up and offer just three spots for the main event.

BLUEJAYS, who are one of the highest-ranked teams in the event, travel to Bali with the aim of taking home their second first-place prize at the event; the North Macedonian roster reigned supreme in the IESF World Championship in 2021, where they beat OneTap 2-0 in the grand final.

The team list for the IESF World Championship is as follows:

North Macedonia BLUEJAYS
Vietnam Vietnam
Indonesia Indonesia
Other Offline qualifier
Argentina Argentina
Algeria Algeria
Other Offline qualifier
Other Offline qualifier

The following teams will compete in the offline qualifier:

Group C
Chile Chile
India India
Tajikistan Tajikistan*
Russia Team IESF*

Europe Monaco - Michcitys, Crunck, Cyber, Sunshine, Galactic
Tajikistan Tajikistan - LION, Madara, AloNe, Splatt, Ice
Russia Team IESF - shady, Frothe, spirit, xdENiSZERA, fenvicious
Bangladesh Bangladesh - Mantis, vinc9nt, Xenon, Faith, trf
Wales Wales - Kyzer, kian, m0g, eMy, Walli

OMG
2022-12-01 16:01
10 replies
#3
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Brazil ZerongBr
poland tournament pog
2022-12-01 16:02
8 replies
#42
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Poland Jevilek
No poland on polish tournament :(
2022-12-01 16:14
7 replies
#65
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Brazil ZerongBr
damn :(
2022-12-01 16:34
1 reply
Denmark where?
2022-12-01 17:56
sadge, where TAZ Neo byali snax Pasha?
2022-12-01 18:14
1 reply
Man I’d love to see these fellas again.. maybe in the showcase
2022-12-02 17:50
it’s indonesian tournament i think
2022-12-01 21:25
2 replies
wtf it's poland bro poland bestest
2022-12-01 23:58
1 reply
name dnot check out
2022-12-02 23:36
#22
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Brazil Necro_Spa
no brazil wtf ez for bangladesh anyways
2022-12-01 16:06
LETS GO MONGOLIA
2022-12-01 16:02
#4
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Brazil ZerongBr
WESG but it really isnt WESG
2022-12-01 16:02
1 reply
#79
hades | 
Finland Delre
no invite and didnt make IESF panam open
2022-12-01 16:52
#5
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Austria Huby98
Let's go Austria
2022-12-01 16:02
#6
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Barbados DawgBuck
We Wont be watching
2022-12-01 16:02
11 replies
#9
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Brazil ZerongBr
uncultured, why wouldnt you watch csgo world cup
2022-12-01 16:03
10 replies
What culture bro? Look at his flag
2022-12-01 16:13
2 replies
#50
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Argentina Joedash
He's Portuguese tho
2022-12-01 16:20
just look at his name and its enough
2022-12-01 16:41
#63
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Czech Republic imotfhere
Maybe beacuse there are 0 relatable players in the tournament
2022-12-01 16:31
4 replies
relatable?
2022-12-01 16:48
nah they're much more relatable for me because they all suck
2022-12-01 16:52
2 replies
Lol
2022-12-01 16:58
#132
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Poland BAN_ANIME
they are just like me fr fr
2022-12-01 19:17
what world cup? tier3 players playing under national tags...
2022-12-01 17:01
1 reply
But they got free holiday tho to bali
2022-12-01 23:10
Wat
2022-12-01 16:02
2 replies
india pog
2022-12-01 17:00
1 reply
Oh
2022-12-01 17:56
Pog
2022-12-01 16:02
EZ FOR BANGLADESH
2022-12-01 16:03
pog!
2022-12-01 16:03
Pog
2022-12-01 16:03
nice finally a world cup for csgo
2022-12-01 16:03
2 replies
wym finally there's been one since 2013/14
2022-12-01 16:25
iesf always do world cups like this, yearly
2022-12-01 16:41
wesg: all the star players and hype this: lol
2022-12-01 16:04
Ezz for India let's go. No more forsaken vibes :)
2022-12-01 16:04
Indonesia kekw, 99% of the notable talents are prolly on valorant rn.
2022-12-01 16:04
6 replies
only bntet whos still dedicated on cs
2022-12-01 17:05
bntet solos btw where did xccurate go?
2022-12-02 00:00
4 replies
Xccurate shit player only has highlight clips
2022-12-02 02:04
2 replies
#187
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Czech Republic PaYaB
just budget draken tbh
2022-12-02 10:47
better than nothing tbh
2022-12-02 14:50
#174
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Indonesia BanDr
val, joining his bro career.
2022-12-02 05:03
Way too EZ 4 Bulgaria
2022-12-01 16:04
#18
jemi | 
Finland FISHEY
where finland
2022-12-01 16:05
2 replies
afaik their boycotting it because Russia allowed in there. RCTIC should have been there representing Finland.
2022-12-01 16:08
home
2022-12-01 16:23
I believe in IHC
2022-12-01 16:05
#20
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Brazil hugoooo
Bulgaria ez
2022-12-01 16:05
#21
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Indonesia sembodo
POLISH PRIDE
2022-12-01 16:06
NO PORTUGAL??
2022-12-01 16:06
2 replies
#78
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Portugal OwnedBro
I also dont get it
2022-12-01 16:51
#173
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Indonesia sembodo
dont want to participate i guess
2022-12-02 04:36
Team IESF is Quazar btw
2022-12-01 16:06
#25
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England MikeLCHV
namibia cs on top lets goo
2022-12-01 16:07
FINALLY A TOURNEY HOSTED IN INDONESIA!! INDO PRIDE
2022-12-01 16:07
#27
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Vietnam _Liam_
POG
2022-12-01 16:07
no swedish or danish team the fuck?
2022-12-01 16:08
2 replies
denmark and finland boycotting cuz russia there sweden idk
2022-12-01 16:53
1 reply
i see
2022-12-01 16:57
#30
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Russia mshkoda
Who
2022-12-01 16:08
1 reply
Exactly my thoughts
2022-12-01 17:37
Unpaid tournament prize incoming
2022-12-01 16:09
Malta even have CS team, wow
2022-12-01 16:10
BIG news for BIGGEST_MAKI_FAN
2022-12-01 16:11
wtf no monaco flag
2022-12-01 16:11
also no Tense1983 in Team Spain :(((
2022-12-01 16:12
#37
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Poland Amito01002
wtf is that? XD
2022-12-01 16:12
#38
Snax | 
Europe Jezynt
no name tournament
2022-12-01 16:12
Wtf first monegasque and tajik players on HLTV?
2022-12-01 16:13
#40
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Aruba defoliant
ez for IHC actually.
2022-12-01 16:13
#43
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Russia HikZ
namibia cs pog
2022-12-01 16:14
final bluejays vs ihc
2022-12-01 16:16
#45
crow | 
Indonesia ycrows
wooo indonesia
2022-12-01 16:16
#46
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Indonesia RsL_
pog
2022-12-01 16:17
Austria trash as always
2022-12-01 16:17
#49
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United States Zedsamcat
mickey mouse tournament
2022-12-01 16:18
WTF INDO FLAG IN FRONT PAGE HLTV
2022-12-01 16:21
3 replies
congrats
2022-12-01 17:29
#111
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Poland Obajtek
polish upside down*
2022-12-01 18:06
*Monaco
2022-12-02 00:01
#52
try | 
Argentina ArgCs
Vamos Argentina
2022-12-01 16:21
100k tournament and i only know IHC, bluejays and Big Academy players
2022-12-01 16:22
1 reply
Team Bulgaria Team Hungary Slovaka Czech Republic ???
2022-12-01 16:25
#55
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Finland aleksiii
IHC strongest team here
2022-12-01 16:24
vamos españa
2022-12-01 16:25
Where is the fantasy tho...
2022-12-01 16:26
#60
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Poland ARTEScs
Where is a Polish team?! This is a disgrace
2022-12-01 16:26
#61
ropz | 
India psn46
India kekw
2022-12-01 16:27
#62
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Indonesia Astrali5
Polish event pog
2022-12-01 16:30
#64
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Sweden NexuseryMs
IHC smurfin here lmao
2022-12-01 16:32
lets gooo
2022-12-01 16:37
YESSIR, LETS GO BLUEJAYS
2022-12-01 16:39
#68
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Mongolia TmJay
this tournament is a gift for IHC lol
2022-12-01 16:40
#71
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Germany Teuton1813
Lol all national teams and Germany is just like "Go BIG Academy, take care of them"
2022-12-01 16:44
#72
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Indonesia sembodo
Final between those 4: IHC / bulgaria /bluejays / big academy
2022-12-01 16:44
no sweeden? no forsen? sad
2022-12-01 16:45
#75
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Chile 1cristiaan
LETS GOOOOOO
2022-12-01 16:48
#76
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Pakistan yuhflowyuh
WHY IS PAKISTAN NOT THERE?
2022-12-01 16:50
LETS GO MAKI
2022-12-01 16:50
1 reply
rough group for us :(
2022-12-01 19:28
that sounds so boring
2022-12-01 16:56
#83
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Equatorial Guinea Karlheinz
A Player from the Monaco Team is literally faceit level 3 😭 faceit.com/en/players/Michcitys
2022-12-01 16:56
3 replies
this guy's probably a millionaire he can just buy G2 and put himself as the IGL
2022-12-01 18:50
#139
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CIS 2ocean
most of female players who casually play on hltv are not even 10 lvls so it is pretty common
2022-12-01 19:31
#184
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Australia boblao
so stupid they didnt even win a single round and now have a free holiday in bali bro where do I sign up for this shit
2022-12-02 10:45
#85
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Russia YsvLive
tier5 tournament
2022-12-01 16:57
#87
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Iraq Maspiyuuu
pog
2022-12-01 16:59
#89
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France Diodele
BLUEJAYS is ok but who is EVERYONE else ?!
2022-12-01 17:00
1 reply
BULGARIA MENS./..
2022-12-01 17:16
#90
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Argentina _mat1
VAMOS ARGENTINAAAAAAAAA
2022-12-01 17:00
Let's go CS:GO's World Cup
2022-12-01 17:09
I will be supporting IHC to win it
2022-12-01 17:14
Bulgaria should do it
2022-12-01 17:16
No Poland HA.
2022-12-01 17:33
#99
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Slovakia Kronvix
deathmatch for slovakia
2022-12-01 17:35
I remember back in 2016 when Aleksib and suNny won this #EZ4ENCE
2022-12-01 17:40
#102
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United States R700
Who the fuck are these randoms representing my nation?
2022-12-01 17:41
3 replies
+1 I don't even see these guys in FPL
2022-12-01 18:53
1 reply
#149
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United States R700
Trying to give smaller nations a chance. We sending in the fuckin Z team
2022-12-01 22:02
#185
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Australia boblao
its so stupid Iron Blood gaming or Nouns or even Mythic coulda represented
2022-12-02 10:46
#103
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Indonesia _dny_
Letsss goooooo gassspollll
2022-12-01 17:44
No Brazil 😥
2022-12-01 17:54
Bosnia looks interesting
2022-12-01 17:54
I see my countrymen, feelsgoodman
2022-12-01 18:01
#109
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Germany who|cars
ez4 ex skade will dominate
2022-12-01 18:03
#112
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Czech Republic manik999
Fk off. Only tier 10 players playing. Make the prizepool like 2 million at least or the best of the best won't care about your shit tournament
2022-12-01 18:10
POG CSGO World cup
2022-12-01 18:12
Bulgarians looking strong here, they should go deep into playoffs
2022-12-01 18:13
damn wtf im going to bali on the same date
2022-12-01 18:16
#117
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Finland 5way
mickey mouse major
2022-12-01 18:19
#118
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Korea Foztine
too ez 4 sk0R and IHC korean pride
2022-12-01 18:24
#119
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Argentina mpocsgo
ez for IHC or bluejays
2022-12-01 18:26
4 replies
#122
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Brazil hugoooo
Bulgaria
2022-12-01 18:38
3 replies
bulgaria will lose to monaco for food
2022-12-01 18:52
1 reply
Greece have cs ?? WOW
2022-12-01 22:37
#167
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Argentina mpocsgo
interesting too.. but they are a mix.. not a team
2022-12-02 01:50
This is one of the lowest tier tournaments I have ever seen
2022-12-01 18:33
nice lets go
2022-12-01 18:35
I usually watch things like this but no Aussie team is more than an oversight. Hard pass.
2022-12-01 18:46
#124
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North America minte
who the hell is anyone on team USA anyways should be an easy 100k for Bulgaria
2022-12-01 18:48
where thai
2022-12-01 18:53
i love these events
2022-12-01 18:58
Sad how we always used to see teams from countries such as thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc in these tournaments with somewhat decent teams, and none now since they all moved to valorant.
2022-12-01 19:09
#131
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Serbia DjapeZ
So unfair seedings, group G is by far best group
2022-12-01 19:13
#133
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Poland BAN_ANIME
free money for Namibia
2022-12-01 19:20
Bulgaria or Bluejays will win easy
2022-12-01 19:25
Namibia got some upset potential here
2022-12-01 19:25
They did IHC dirty
2022-12-01 19:25
1 reply
#186
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Australia boblao
yea that asian qualifer was teh most autistic thing I've ever seen this, these guys clearly cant run tournaments
2022-12-02 10:47
#138
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Israel michnass
NUT NA GOAT
2022-12-01 19:31
Wales but no England wtf
2022-12-01 19:32
What a poop event
2022-12-01 19:40
kinda cool
2022-12-01 19:46
#143
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Romania bLaZe_420
Classic iesf with their unfair seddings, crap format, terrible production Will they ever run a good event ? L esf
2022-12-01 20:14
#144
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Poland karov
pogu
2022-12-01 20:26
So many countries have literal level 5s playing. What is this joke tournament? Always 95% amateurs and some Eastern European Advanced teams
2022-12-01 20:50
4 replies
IHC gonna rip them all apart
2022-12-01 22:53
don't tell me you expect to have all the Tier 1 players in here when they're literally in their "winter break" rn..
2022-12-02 05:13
2 replies
I don't expect tier 1 but I expect something. Luxembourg is FACEIT level 1-7, a bunch more countries are fielding complete amateur teams There's clearly something going wrong there because for a lot of countries there is no way these were the best available players
2022-12-03 23:01
1 reply
most of Tier 1 players are on "winter break" Tier 2/3 teams are still participating in EU tournaments, why would they participate in this if they would need to travel all the way to Indonesia just to play a Play-In? > travel all the way to Indonesia for the Play-In > don't qualify > come back to EU > because you were in this tournament you wouldn't have any invites for any tournaments currently going on in EU > no more tournaments until end of the year > :(((( and even if all the teams were a bunch of Faceit level 10's, most of them might have jobs that they need to go to and most probably wouldn't be availabe to go to Indonesia its not as easy as you might think
2022-12-04 17:03
Bulgaria or Bluejays gonna win for sure
2022-12-01 21:04
bulgaria ez win
2022-12-01 21:11
why no polish team
2022-12-01 22:06
where Poland?
2022-12-01 22:12
#152
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Algeria Zawwy
ez for Algeria
2022-12-01 22:14
EZ for IHC
2022-12-01 22:53
Ez for indogs cmon guys
2022-12-01 23:10
What tf is this lol
2022-12-01 23:24
Indonesia or poland?
2022-12-01 23:26
Luxembourg 1 player lul
2022-12-02 00:04
Cya on lan guys
2022-12-02 00:37
#165
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Australia boblao
No Australia straight garbage
2022-12-02 00:50
#166
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Indonesia lukerey
ez 4 bali
2022-12-02 01:43
#168
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Argentina arrugoso
lets go argentina! 2016 run was incredible
2022-12-02 02:01
#170
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Indonesia tldr))
Let's gooo Indonesia!
2022-12-02 02:44
Lets go Argentina!
2022-12-02 03:45
the csgo world cup POg
2022-12-02 04:12
EZ win for BLUEJAYS no cap.
2022-12-02 05:24
2 replies
Lan = no matchfix
2022-12-02 09:15
1 reply
that's why, hardcarry for aidkit incoming because they will not be throwing matches for money KEKW
2022-12-02 13:08
good news for asia gl all
2022-12-02 07:48
indonesia roster reveal when ?
2022-12-02 08:10
#179
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CIS I_D_R_C
this makes World Cup looks like budget IESF.
2022-12-02 08:49
2 replies
Tbh they improved from 20k tournaments to 100k. Fair play from iesf
2022-12-02 09:15
1 reply
#183
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CIS I_D_R_C
actually these national team event are hella fun.like there were WESG Before.If they didn't fuck up giving prize money to teams on time.
2022-12-02 10:13
#182
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Romania sikos5
they dont even have info about matches on their live lmao on liquipedia(dont ban) editors dont even know the map they played on xDDDDD
2022-12-02 10:00
lets go Namibia!!!
2022-12-02 11:28
#189
nanti | 
Other ntar
world cup football, world cup CS, life is good ))
2022-12-02 11:29
Who played for Indonesia bro, all good players went to Valolrant except bntet
2022-12-02 11:49
3 replies
lemon bang
2022-12-02 14:18
Team nxl msih punya divisi cago.. Bisa +bntet +forevint (lagi maen sama tim aussie)
2022-12-02 18:04
1 reply
bukan broo, cek di ig nya pbesi_official , cuma roseau yg gw tau sisanya entah player mana wkwk
2022-12-02 18:48
If I was a betting man and had to pick a team to win, that team would be Bulgaria.
2022-12-02 13:32
#194
Spinx | 
Israel dBo
Israel?
2022-12-02 14:21
countries represented by tier 4 players?
2022-12-02 14:54
indopride!!!
2022-12-02 14:56
Ez 4 GOAT Widow
2022-12-02 17:14
let's gooo Morocco !! finally seeing my country here lololol
2022-12-02 17:23
Man I wanna get that BLUEJAYS citizenship so bad
2022-12-02 17:57
1 reply
why?
2022-12-02 19:35
#204
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India BaNgd0
ez 4 forsaken
2022-12-02 19:22
What a joke of a "world championship".
2022-12-02 23:37
Wow!! That's so nice!!
2022-12-05 10:44
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