Boombl4 becomes free agent

The Russian IGL's contract with Natus Vincere has expired and he is now a free agent.

Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov is no longer a part of Natus Vincere and has thus entered free agency, the player has announced on Twitter. The 24-year-old joined Natus Vincere in 2019 and was on the team for almost three years before getting removed from the active roster in May of 2022, with Natus Vincere citing "high reputational risks for the club" as the reason for his removal.

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NAVI remove Boombl4 from active roster

The announcement comes amid rumors that Boombl4 is building a new team under the BetBoom tag, with names such as Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy and Aleksandr "⁠KaiR0N-⁠" Anashkin being among the most notable names mentioned as potential candidates to join him in his new endeavor.

Boombl4's contract with NAVI has come to an end

Boombl4 tenure at Natus Vincere was a fruitful one, as the team won the Stockholm Major as well as the Intel Grand Slam Season 3 among many other titles. The roster spent nine months in the No.1 spot in the World rankings during 2021 and 2022 before being overtaken by FaZe in April.

Natus Vincere has struggled to replicate the success under Boombl4 since his removal, with the roster clouded in uncertainty through 2022. Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov picked up the IGL role while Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev was signed on a short-term contract, with the 25-year-old now making way for academy graduate Andrii "⁠npl⁠" Kukharskyi for the 2023 season.

"My contract with Natus Vincere has come to an end. I want to thank you for all the ups and downs that we experienced together," Boombl4 reflected on Twitter. "It was an unforgettable part of my life that I will always remember."

Russia Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
216
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1085
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1365
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
66
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1262
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
#1
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Czech Republic forseti12
Hope he finds a decent team, he deserves a second chance.
2023-01-01 19:37
30 replies
boomble check email offer sent
2023-01-01 19:39
+1
2023-01-01 19:41
+1
2023-01-01 19:57
#46
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Brazil hfdjk
boombla to c9?
2023-01-01 19:58
6 replies
Thats a good idea!
2023-01-01 20:05
#68
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Sweden hayliN
Yah that would certainly work
2023-01-01 20:27
+1 and keep interz, nafany is the problem
2023-01-02 00:59
+1 That's actually a win all around.
2023-01-02 07:46
-1 worst move
2023-01-02 12:55
honestly i don't hate that idea, boombl4's igling style could probably utilise sh1ro's potential more than nafany's
2023-01-03 15:34
#52
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Germany Teuton1813
+1 I hate how NAVI treated him.
2023-01-01 20:01
8 replies
you would be mad at his girlfriend
2023-01-01 22:27
#120
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China threo333
his girl friend is a real b1tch, could have harm a lot to the club
2023-01-02 01:49
6 replies
#154
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Spain sary44
bro the gf was such an a**hole for supporting the war. Poor bombl4 was just caught in the middle of it
2023-01-02 12:30
5 replies
#166
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China threo333
exactly. quite unlucky for boombla in 2022. wish him better this year
2023-01-02 16:22
Its not even about the war She was just a straight hoe
2023-01-02 17:35
Lol his ex girlfrined is woke as fk and she dosn't support war - she just made a photo with parade just for shit and gigles
2023-01-02 17:46
2 replies
#178
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Estonia chaNcexdd
Classic Russian "woke woman". A pornstar whore. Expected lmao.
2023-01-02 19:31
1 reply
#196
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Russia kekmann
Sick burn
2023-01-03 14:10
#59
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Poland karov
+1
2023-01-01 20:10
1 reply
#203
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Russia Presence
Good luck, Boomych
2023-01-04 08:25
+1
2023-01-01 20:21
He deserves another OF and a lot of snow.
2023-01-01 23:45
even tier two i would like him somewhere
2023-01-02 00:56
#117
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Slovakia EvErisT
i agree with you :)
2023-01-02 01:07
Why? He's a moronic Putin supporter, in what world does he deserve another chance?
2023-01-02 14:28
1 reply
#198
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Algeria Harique_
his wife is the putin supporter not him
2023-01-03 14:26
#177
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Brazil SecondKS
Great name!, I think it would take NaVi to a new level, maybe take them to a major, as they are in need of a decent IGL.
2023-01-02 19:11
#179
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2023-01-02 21:00
1 reply
True
2023-01-03 00:31
MAJ3R better
2023-01-01 19:37
1 reply
+1
2023-01-01 19:40
#3
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Italy Karimk03
Boombl4 to liquid incoming!
2023-01-01 19:37
10 replies
#76
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Turkey Joper
No way! We have Captain America bro :)
2023-01-01 20:52
8 replies
captain val0.8rant
2023-01-01 21:12
4 replies
#84
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Turkey Joper
Go cry!
2023-01-01 21:17
3 replies
why would i cry? just joking around how bad nitro is as a player. u saw his inferno throw vs g2 where he was the only one playing b and g2 abused that so many rounds? his igling truly is na, doesnt help how his mechanics are also bad compared to other pros
2023-01-01 21:35
No one crying lol. I hate these csgo -> val -> csgo guys and he can’t frag
2023-01-02 05:38
1 reply
Dosen`t matter if Liquid is playing so well like 2nd half. Fragging wise nitr0 is close to other IGLs like karrigan and apex...
2023-01-02 06:34
#88
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Italy Karimk03
I was joking mens
2023-01-01 21:37
2 replies
#89
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Turkey Joper
I know bro. I love you <3
2023-01-01 21:41
1 reply
#91
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Italy Karimk03
😳😳😘😘 Content
2023-01-01 21:49
Why would Liquid want to become Top 30 from Top 3 ???
2023-01-02 05:06
navi should take him back
2023-01-01 19:37
21 replies
#7
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Denmark L1ghtn1ng4k
Why would they? Didn’t he support the war?
2023-01-01 19:38
19 replies
it was his ex-wife
2023-01-01 19:39
his ex wife did not him
2023-01-01 19:39
His ex wife did, he divorced her because she slandered and defamed him and boombl4 condemned her actions
2023-01-01 19:40
16 replies
But why would NaVi kick him if it was his wife?
2023-01-01 19:42
11 replies
Navi management sucks
2023-01-01 19:46
cuz they thought it would affect him and the team. Navi needs him back
2023-01-01 19:47
#53
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Germany Teuton1813
Cause NAVI obviously doesn't care about the players but only about reputation. You don't treat your employees like that.
2023-01-01 20:02
5 replies
boombla mefedrone addict wdym its not only about war
2023-01-01 20:08
4 replies
#73
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Russia putin2020
He's not an addict. He even was clean after that photo/video leaked
2023-01-01 20:36
#74
 | 
Germany Teuton1813
As an employer that cares about the employees, they could have said "Let's get you clean, we help you get back on track and fix your life".
2023-01-01 20:43
2 replies
Astralis disagrees xdd
2023-01-01 21:11
1 reply
Astralis is a bit different because it's publically traded company, so if general public is not happy about something is would hit them way more than others. And public can be way too reactionary with actions sometimes.
2023-01-02 04:59
Typical na'vi L
2023-01-01 20:22
navi would kick him just because there's a video out there with him snorting cocaine
2023-01-02 05:31
They kicked him before he divorced her
2023-01-04 12:38
I bet boom did nothing to provoke such actions lol
2023-01-02 13:05
3 replies
ur life: -open hltv -see something with male and female in it -get mad -post comment defending the female
2023-01-02 21:30
bro like im just sitting here cracking up over this like it got me thinking u know nothing about boomich or his life, u know nothing about his wife or her life, u know nothing about his situation. his life also has no effect on ur life and u couldnt care less about him or his wife. YET u see these 2 people u know nothing about and u dont care about and just cant control this pathetic cuck urge of posting a comment randomly defending the female hahahahahhaha its like a drug at this point. being a disgusting cuck just gets u off hahahaa like this is hilarious
2023-01-02 21:50
1 reply
Hilarious is that the very person that is following my every post for about a year (?) now is not realizing how hilarious referring to drug addiction is in this context. Get your own life, kid.
2023-01-03 10:52
NAVI don`t want other player to be drug addicts
2023-01-02 05:07
imagine
2023-01-01 19:37
gl boom)
2023-01-01 19:38
#8
sh1ro | 
North America Aloy
Boomich no team no wife.
2023-01-01 19:38
#9
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Romania dorslayer
if Boombl4 has million number of fans i am one of them. if Boombl4 has ten fans i am one of them. if Boombl4 has no fans. that means i am no more on the earth. if world against Boombl4, i am against the world
2023-01-01 19:38
BetBoom.Boombl4 navi vs betboom top1 rivalry 2023
2023-01-01 19:42
2 replies
#38
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Russia sveruszy
betboom vs c9 boombl4 vs nafany again
2023-01-01 19:55
1 reply
his "domoooooooooooy" still hurts me mens((
2023-01-01 19:56
boombl4 back to navi electronic divorced too
2023-01-01 19:39
2 replies
Wuat? Really?
2023-01-01 19:55
#49
 | 
Romania garcea89
wait electronic divoved boobl4? so i guess boom wife marry electronic wife?
2023-01-01 20:00
#17
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Brazil buliolfc
navi should sign him lmao
2023-01-01 19:41
4 replies
#43
 | 
United States Gonginator
I don't think NaVi want to use the Russian flag because they use the flag for the majority of their players.
2023-01-01 19:57
3 replies
they can use the ua flag even with 3 russians in the team , they already did that so many times
2023-01-01 22:11
1 reply
Ah okay. I thought that they didn't want to have a majority of Russians on their team for a reason like that (flag usage). I forgot about the UA flag so thanks for mentioning this.
2023-01-01 23:05
#147
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Brazil buliolfc
they can use the UA flag but i was joking anyway, like why would they let him become a free agent before welcoming him back
2023-01-02 08:10
#19
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Brazil dio_scuro
poggers
2023-01-01 19:41
wp
2023-01-01 19:41
#21
xx | 
North America minte
COME TO LIQUID
2023-01-01 19:41
BETBOOM.BOOM4CH made for $$$ in tier 4
2023-01-01 19:43
low player
2023-01-01 19:43
Easy for 1win
2023-01-01 19:44
#27
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Russia mshkoda
Good luck, Kiril
2023-01-01 19:45
#28
BzOo | 
France JBzOo
Please bring him back to navi most talented igl
2023-01-01 19:45
#29
 | 
Finland AliSabid
BIG BOOM GL
2023-01-01 19:45
#31
KEi | 
Poland ad3m93
Now he become cocaine baron von escobar
2023-01-01 19:47
good luck johnny kek
2023-01-01 19:47
LET'S GO BABY FAT PEOPLE REPRESENTATION
2023-01-01 19:48
2 replies
Despiteit21
2023-01-01 20:17
1 reply
true, it sounded cooler when I was 15 and in German class tbh
2023-01-01 20:20
#36
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Russia ToughGuy
W for boombla
2023-01-01 19:52
3 replies
Yeah, going from steady paycheck to being IGL for some tier 3 team, that would be beaten by a Dansk 5 mand stack team of randos on FaceIT What a win
2023-01-01 19:57
2 replies
#109
GIGA | 
Sweden murii
forester and kairon are strong individuals. They would destroy your avg danish stack.
2023-01-02 00:16
1 reply
No
2023-01-02 01:33
Free as in no value
2023-01-01 19:54
C9 Boombl4 confirmed
2023-01-01 19:57
1 reply
Why would C9 downgrade ???
2023-01-02 05:09
BetBoombl4
2023-01-01 19:58
finally. gl in BB
2023-01-01 19:59
GL Boomblinha
2023-01-01 20:00
doesnt he rap now he left cs sadly :(
2023-01-01 20:03
#55
b1t | 
India Mr_UNX
About time boom gets signed by a music label
2023-01-01 20:04
-karrigan +boomb.4 Boombl4 and ropz and twistzz have hella hours together
2023-01-01 20:06
4 replies
karrigan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. boombl4 Don`t think of replacing GOAT IGL with mediocre IGL
2023-01-02 06:36
3 replies
0-3 in rio.
2023-01-03 02:17
2 replies
Champions at Antwerp beating Big Boom
2023-01-03 03:33
1 reply
G2, who didn't even make it to Rio, beating FaZe 2-0.
2023-01-03 11:42
C9 Boom4ig
2023-01-01 20:16
No team gonna pick him anyway (unless its some 322 team like 1win that doesn't care about their reputation)
2023-01-01 20:18
I guess nobody wants to sign him then? kinda expected
2023-01-01 20:23
Navi should snap him up while he's free
2023-01-01 20:29
1 reply
+1 Navi could use an proven igl. I say, get it while it's hot and while no other team is interested yet.
2023-01-01 20:32
Boombl4 check email I sent you proposal to join mibr
2023-01-01 20:48
Whombl4?
2023-01-01 20:52
BIG BOOM RETURNS TO COMPETITION SOON! Best of luck, come back strong Boom!
2023-01-01 21:01
Gl
2023-01-01 21:05
god boomich
2023-01-01 21:25
Boombich team spirit confirmed
2023-01-01 21:26
god
2023-01-01 21:42
come home to navi
2023-01-01 21:52
I hire him for my kitchen, need good cook
2023-01-01 22:11
hope he find a new home , no word for navi ..
2023-01-01 22:12
1 reply
Yeah no words for navi Shouldve kept this hoe and "sugar" enjoyer for sure
2023-01-01 22:58
lol
2023-01-01 22:47
Cool So what?
2023-01-01 22:57
#101
 | 
Malta RichHours
I miss navi with big boom
2023-01-01 23:10
Boom doing a line to celebrate?
2023-01-01 23:42
What
2023-01-01 23:52
#106
ANa | 
Hungary 2yw17
NAVI = shit We love big Boombl4!
2023-01-01 23:56
#108
 | 
Argentina nymeros
every decent org still remembers the cocaine scandal. Finished
2023-01-01 23:59
1 reply
almost everyone here leaves out the fact there's a video out there where he's snorting cocaine. that's a career killer right there.
2023-01-02 05:32
so -nafany +boombl4 would fix everything for cloud9 but -interz looks like 2023 going to be a rough year for c9 fans this guy was literally the reason for navi's previous success as an IGL, always sacrificing himself first to create space for the star players in navi thats what theyre missing right now and thats why they wont improve again id love to see cloud9 make the most of this opportunity
2023-01-02 00:21
4 replies
He was not the reason for NAVI` sucess, If you heared s1mple`s then you know blad3 is the big brain behind running NAVI... BTW nafany >>> boombl4
2023-01-02 05:12
2 replies
the last part is debatable
2023-01-02 06:06
1 reply
May be it is but that`s the way i see it... Gambit dominated 1st half of 2021 while NAVI 2nd Half but for nafany it was with Academy Team.... Your Opinion might be different though..
2023-01-02 06:27
so does nafany, the problem is that he got significantly worse fragwise and hobbit been in a slump for quite some time. Teach buster to throw basic flashes and he already will be better than interz.
2023-01-02 05:27
Goodluck
2023-01-02 00:34
Navi would rather play Npl over Major winner smh one mistake and hes Russian
2023-01-02 00:42
#113
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Sweden skorpan
Boombl4 Forester KAiR0N Interz ? Could make a decent team
2023-01-02 00:47
2 replies
+el1an, deko, artfr0st, delus1on... so many varieties . in CIS region there a loooot of young talented snipers, i think finding one would't be a big deal
2023-01-02 01:43
No Bro Forester to C9
2023-01-02 06:36
gl boomie
2023-01-02 00:48
#121
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Germany Janton
if Boombl4 has million number of fans i am one of them. if Boombl4 has ten fans i am one of them. if Boombl4 has no fans. that means i am no more on the earth. if world against Boombl4, i am against the world
2023-01-02 02:14
Boombl4 free agent nafany free kill
2023-01-02 03:06
#123
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Germany tilted_up
Is he even playing / in practice mode? Serious question
2023-01-02 04:36
#124
 | 
Finland teukkjs
russian. nuf said
2023-01-02 04:52
#125
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Argentina jvanmVVV
NiP: "its time 🤤"
2023-01-02 04:55
#137
 | 
Hungary szia
So excited for him to go be average in a team
2023-01-02 06:07
COKEbl4 revenge arc inc
2023-01-02 06:27
2 replies
cokeich xD xD xD
2023-01-02 17:31
1 reply
topKEK
2023-01-02 22:26
I have always needed a fat guy in my team, it is just a bonus he can sing too.
2023-01-02 07:11
#148
 | 
South Africa Ston3Cold
Na'Vi should rehire him, as much as I love them, they didn't do the right thing. Maybe in the future they'll reconsider, but it pains me to see him parting ways with my favorite team :(
2023-01-02 09:10
he deserves a top tier1 team, nothing less. Na'Vi will never be the same without him, he was the key to their success
2023-01-02 09:55
CuckoldbI4
2023-01-02 09:56
1 reply
hahahahahah xD
2023-01-02 17:30
#151
 | 
Brazil Mandarjn
G2 Boombl4
2023-01-02 10:04
OG up! changed nexa
2023-01-02 10:57
#157
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Hungary FRee84
Mouz - Boombl4, Xertion, Frozen, Torzsi, Jdc
2023-01-02 13:10
How bout outsiders? Replace qikert and make boombl4 the IGL and give jame the freedom of AWPing freely instead of saving it over and over again
2023-01-02 13:38
Hes not a good igl and a bad player but damn people should stop making a big deal out of that snorting incedent Almost every pro player does drugs on a regular basis and especially during matches, as well as drinking, having gay sex, gambling, matchfixing
2023-01-02 14:01
1 reply
ye and they also fuck animals too because clearly you forgot to mention that on your list of vices
2023-01-03 17:58
#161
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Austria DrLagAlot
Why would forester waste his time playing for boombl4?
2023-01-02 14:24
#165
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Hungary ShadYyBoy
Hope he can play t1 again!
2023-01-02 16:12
-apex +booml4 ez major for zywoo
2023-01-02 16:24
G2?
2023-01-02 16:53
G2 ? But Bot Hooxi win a tournament Sadge
2023-01-02 17:11
faze should take him and make karrigan coach
2023-01-02 17:21
Navi is officially in trash position. when boombla igling....navi was in the prime form. igl_boombla's frag stat>>igl_electronic's frag stat 1st navi removed boomble,apponited best riffler as igl, tried sdy for a whole year, and now they removed sdy and appointed a academy player Navi is in big trouble.... S1mple should terminate his contract and join liquid replacing nosee.
2023-01-02 18:10
VIT + KYOJIN -Dupreeh + Boombich
2023-01-02 18:50
#181
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Russia super_rat
BOOMBL4 BECOMES FREE AGENT Meanwhile electronic: Electronic became what everyone feared. His eyelids disappeared, his head was swelling and his ears started bleeding. «Are you okay Dennis» asks s1mple. I’ve never been better sasha, I see it all now, they’re not going A or B. They’re going home, he said before rushing B all by himself and killing everyone on site
2023-01-02 21:12
#184
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Ukraine Bidus
Sad turn od events for Boomie. Shame NAVI cut him so easily.
2023-01-02 21:56
#185
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India MrP!ng
He can do good baiting for his star players, plays well in a structure and young and wont go after fancy bishes anymore. Who needs such a guy? Fill in the blanks
2023-01-02 21:58
good luck finding an org without fixing his drug addiction
2023-01-02 22:06
True
2023-01-03 00:29
-apex +bombl4
2023-01-03 01:33
#193
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Bulgaria tick10
If he goes to g2 they will be top3 team easily. good IGL + good fragger + entry... sad it wont happen prolly
2023-01-03 09:22
#197
SpawN | 
Norway hemy
As bomblas drug dealer im happy to anounce, WE HAVE RESTOCKED. Whatchy need cuz
2023-01-03 14:21
Good for both paries
2023-01-03 17:44
-apex +boomich
2023-01-03 17:52
Let's gooo return of the Boom
2023-01-04 23:11
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