Seriously fix plz, this is a big factual error and illiteracy
Kazakhstan competes in Europe in RMRs according to Valve rules
HLTV follows Valve rules
s1mple said NaVi arent CIS anymore, dunno about kz lol
You can make the argument that some % are in Europe but yes, it is Asia.
hltv geography not so good
Regions in CS:GO r based on major qualifiers, not geography.
Don't Kazakhstan compete in the EU RMR?
how are there people like qikert buster who are kazaks with kazak names but dont look like kazak
Actually, some parts of Kazakhstan are considered as Europe.
Removing the CIS reason and adding them to EU is just so misleading. If people are concerned with it being called CIS and Ukraine not wishing to be part of it they could've just come up with another name for it. They are clearly still their own region compared to EU.
Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a transcontinental landlocked country located mainly in Central Asia and partly in Eastern Europe.
For Riot games it's even more fun, for their valorant league logic is: if country is pro USA - it is EU, if Russia - CIS.
So you have Ukraine EU, Belarus CIS. Georgia EU, Armenia CIS.
They should just put ex-CIS countries as CIS
To be honest it's so stupid I cannot stay aside.
Kazakhstan is mainly in Asia but part of it is in Europe. The greater part is in Asia, you say? Then we get this:
Turkey is 99% in Asia. Turkey now goes to Asia.
Russia is mostly Asia. Asia it is?
You fail to understand that Counter-Strike scene doesn't revolve around geographical definitions. They are neither here nor there for the actual game of CS. There is a use in geographical terms, but no one should care about why the border between Europe and Asia is drawn one way or another. It's pointless. Just like a conversation about CIS term is pointless.
You can be sure that people who made this ranking page look "illiterate" to you are perfectly aware of the world's geography, but they're also aware of something much more important: words have different meanings in different contexts.
While you can keep your knowledge to geography class or something.
They also compete at Nations League in football, which is an European league
Feels amazing to wake up in Europe, thanks hltv!
But seriously in cs context it would be much more stupid to include Kazakhstan elsewhere but Europe, since cis didn't exist anymore
Have you been living under a rock? Kazakhstan competes in Europe in fair amounts of sports/esports categories including football, futsal etc.. almost since getting its independence
one of the most decorated futsal clubs in UEFA Futsal Champions League history is from Kazakhstan(Kairat Almaty) who won two UCL titles and reached 3 grand finals