• Ryan "RushB" Friend

Mir to Replace Seized in Gambit


After the surprise victory at Krakow Major 2017, Gambit had changed dimension, becoming the only CIS team to win the supreme title of Counter-Strike. Unfortunately, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko had decided to leave the team with the coach Mykhailo "kane" Blagin, stating that the team was not in a very good place, despite the victory.

The arrival of Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov unfortunately did not allow the team to maintain this status of major winner; the team remaining in the soft underbelly of the top teams, managing from time to time to put up a good fight, but other times fell flat on their face. For example, during the last major, they did not pass the first round, losing the decisive match 16-2 against fnatic.

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The arrival of Denis "seized" Kostin also did not allow the team to move up a notch. Over time, the role of in game leader passed from hand to hand; seized, Abay "HObbit" Khasenov and Mikhail "Dosia" Stolyarovtried the role, with minimal success. Though Dosia has just recovered it, the team decided to make a change.

According to our information and in collaboration with RushBPodcast, the team decided to dismiss seized to recruit a gem from the local scene. Indeed, it is the player recently put on the bench of Vega Squadron, Nikolay "mir"Bityukov who should join Gambit to offer a lot of firepower to the CIS team.