HObbit signs for Gambit

Gambit Gaming have announced that they have secured the services of Abay "HObbit" Khasenov from Tengri on a six-month loan deal.

The Kazakhstani talent, 22, will fill one of the two slots on the roster that were empty following the departures of Russian duo Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan and Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov.

According to Gambit, the loan deal was the first of its kind between CIS esports clubs, but it predicts an increase in the number of temporary player transfers in the region in the future.


HObbit joins Gambit 

With Gambit, Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov will have the chance to gain more international experience and even attend the ELEAGUE Major, for which the team qualified after finishing top eight at ESL One Cologne.

"It is sad to realize that I am leaving Tengri, since I have established myself with them and, for the most part, became who I am right now," he told Gambit's website.

"I would like to thank them for everything and wish them luck. On the other hand, I am glad to join Gambit Esports.

"I will try to fulfil my potential and contribute to our tournament victories!"

A report from ESPN Esports suggests that Gambit's final spot will be taken by Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, who was replaced by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev on Natus Vincere's starting roster in August. The 29-year-old, who attended the WESG EU & CIS Regional with mix team Ukraine, released a video last night celebrating 15 years in esports.

Gambit's lineup currently consists of:

Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov
Kazakhstan Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov

Russia Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan - backup
Russia Rustam "TsaGa" Tsagolov - Coach

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1443
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#4
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World EarthFlag 
Shit RIP Zeus tho
2016-10-12 13:03
#5
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Europe TriHard_8R 
ayy lmao
2016-10-12 13:02
#111
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Germany AdiZen 
Just Fitch missing and we have full kazach team
2016-10-12 13:58
rip gambit
2016-10-12 13:03
#9
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
GL
2016-10-12 13:02
gangcan cnm sb
2016-10-12 14:04
#128
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
speak english on9 dai 6 jai
2016-10-12 14:52
Please answer me this question? Hong Kong have any team could beat tyloo or VG?
2016-10-13 02:34
#12
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
great pickup
2016-10-12 13:02
#13
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
congrats
2016-10-12 13:02
noice Also lul,russia doesnt have any good csgo teams and players,even gambit has 3 kazakh players now fak
2016-10-12 13:04
Russia's best player according to your link is a girl who plays for Youporn ladies csgo team.
2016-10-12 13:20
#90
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Russia Liberast 
Antika plays against lowskilled girls, ofc she's not. Plus she's awping, plus she's playing for Team Secret fe. Raiting is not always correct. Electronic had low rating but this guy rekt vp and now perform well in Fs3 Chopper has 0.99 rating but imo he's a decent player who need a strong team to show his skill
2016-10-12 13:29
Mate im not ridiculing russia or russia players,im just saying russia doesnt have a single good full russian team. yes they have a few good players in different teams.
2016-10-12 13:30
#94
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Russia Liberast 
Is there any reason to make full russian team? Or overall 1 nationality teams if there're no language barriers
2016-10-12 13:34
last best full russian team was M5 thats sad((
2016-10-12 13:52
exactly, i want good russian teams too,they had good team in 1.6 but not in go :/
2016-10-12 13:53
around 20 good players in different teams is that bad? cant see any indian player with population more than 1,300,000 people
2016-10-12 15:12
#133
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Russia Dart_Evil 
Antika Team Secret fe? Top lol
2016-10-12 15:27
#136
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Russia Liberast 
check her twitch profile
2016-10-12 16:44
#15
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France Jbat 
cool
2016-10-12 13:02
gl
2016-10-12 13:02
#17
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Europe _EpiC_ 
never heard
2016-10-12 13:02
#18
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Finland Hunajaperse 
who?
2016-10-12 13:02
#22
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Sweden Maoux551 
another nonamer. Astralis invented a new meta boys! Still happy for him :D
2016-10-12 13:12
envyus*
2016-10-12 13:03
#35
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Sweden Maoux551 
meh, devil wasn't really as much of a nonamer
2016-10-12 13:04
H0bbitt isn't really a nonamer though.
2016-10-12 13:07
#54
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Sweden Maoux551 
never seen him ever before or his previous team
2016-10-12 13:08
#63
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Sweden Maoux551 
tengri hm ok, maybe once or twice
2016-10-12 13:11
Hobbit is faaaaar from being called a nonamer, the fact that its the first time you see him now or only saw him once in tengri doesnt mean that he is no namer it means that you are lacking knowledge, thats all, you doesnt know the wage scene o CS overall doesnt make one a nonnamer, hes been there forever and is a decent player based on prev knowledge of him, but i mean ya, we still have to wait and see what he brings to the table, could be a failure, but that would be a different story anyway, also i am hoping Dosia feels comfortable with him on the team and the other way around... Gl hf i guess
2016-10-12 13:54
+zeus
2016-10-12 13:02
gambit sign zeus
2016-10-12 13:03
good decision
2016-10-12 13:03
#27
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Korea GodPutin 
Kazakhstan flag??
2016-10-12 13:03
Yes men)))
2016-10-12 13:05
I have a Gambit I have a Hobbitt Ughhh Gombbitt
2016-10-12 13:03
lmao
2016-10-12 13:05
#48
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
xD
2016-10-12 13:06
Hobbitt is a great young talent. He will certain make Gambit become gambbitt
2016-10-12 13:03
#34
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World smash143 
Great pickup, glad that someone has finally give hobbit a chance.
2016-10-12 13:03
#37
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World rainsje 
+Zeus Gambit top 5
2016-10-12 13:04
hes going on an adventure!
2016-10-12 13:04
#42
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Switzerland Ha0 
LMAO HOBBIT !!!!! h o b b i t :DD
2016-10-12 13:05
#44
 | 
Spain Alser 
Next hltv article "zeus joins gambit"
2016-10-12 13:05
ay
2016-10-13 21:00
Knew this would happen, very nice.
2016-10-12 13:06
#47
s1mple | 
United Kingdom ALB1E^ 
what happened to kucher?
2016-10-12 13:06
He played only one tournamnet as stand-in
2016-10-12 13:06
#53
s1mple | 
United Kingdom ALB1E^ 
oh i thought he was new pickup after they kicked spaze :x
2016-10-12 13:07
#49
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Syria Gonezxzx 
Good luck young Frodo.
2016-10-12 13:06
gl hf Zeus
2016-10-12 13:06
+Zeus
2016-10-12 13:09
#62
Friis | 
Poland Austinn 
Expected
2016-10-12 13:11
KZ SILA
2016-10-12 13:11
GL BRATAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2016-10-12 13:12
NOICE. GL
2016-10-12 13:15
#68
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Kazakhstan 001RusKZ 
GL BROTHERS! EZ KZ!
2016-10-12 13:15
+ zeus as IGL. Then we'll have a strong potential t2 team.
2016-10-12 13:15
2016-10-12 13:17
#73
 | 
France Chim0ng0 
lmao
2016-10-12 13:17
hahahaha n1
2016-10-12 13:18
xDDD
2016-10-12 13:20
+1
2016-10-12 13:21
hahahhahaha zLeX GOD
2016-10-12 13:22
LUL not everyone can understand it
2016-10-12 13:23
LUL
2016-10-12 13:30
#100
1mpala | 
Ukraine he-he  
xD
2016-10-12 13:44
EKSDE
2016-10-12 13:52
HAHAHAHAHA
2016-10-12 14:56
hobbitt literally looks like a hobbit.
2016-10-12 13:19
#76
 | 
World DopphMe0w 
zeus next
2016-10-12 13:19
GL Kazakh brothers <3
2016-10-12 13:19
#85
 | 
World fox>Kennys 
ez for zeus
2016-10-12 13:23
#88
ANGE1 | 
Kazakhstan VDikan 
Good luck :)
2016-10-12 13:27
#89
jOELZ | 
Finland jleh 
no zeus no party
2016-10-12 13:28
funny that the best cis team is going to be made up mostly of kazakhs meanwhile ruskis are trash
2016-10-12 13:32
#113
 | 
Germany AdiZen 
NaVi?
2016-10-12 13:58
kazakh are turks so gj my brohters
2016-10-12 13:34
#96
 | 
Finland coswell 
Will make Gambit a lot stronger. Will be interesting to see them at the major. With Zeus they might really make some good results. Mou and Hobbitt are both really skilled players. Dosia and AdreN have the experience to really make a different and with the leadership of Zeus.. They need to prove themselves, but it looks promising.
2016-10-12 13:36
KZ TEAM OH JESUS GL ZEUS & HOBBIT
2016-10-12 13:38
god hobbitt
2016-10-12 13:38
#101
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Russia AR4ER 
gL anyway Gambit
2016-10-12 13:45
need zeus
2016-10-12 13:48
borat to gambit nice
2016-10-12 13:52
why?
2016-10-12 13:52
if zeus joins like they said gambit will easily get to top 8
2016-10-12 13:53
-Dosia +spaze or some1
2016-10-12 13:54
#115
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Liechtenstein Hidolf_Atler 
2016-10-12 14:02
I'm curious... Is Kazakh mutually intelligible with Russian just like Swedish <-> Norwegian? How do they communicate?
2016-10-12 14:10
most of Kazakhs speak russian
2016-10-12 14:16
#124
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Austria gex0r 
they all speak russian ofc...
2016-10-12 14:20
#139
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Russia Drinkins 
only Russian during the game. Even with fullborat roster. youtube.com/watch?v=Ci-7tralcsU
2016-10-12 18:37
+zeus or ramz1k
2016-10-12 14:13
#121
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Singapore Trisha 
Major upgrades for Gambit Gl to them in the future!
2016-10-12 14:19
#122
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Kazakhstan Amirzhanov 
+Zeus or Arike
2016-10-12 14:19
zeus
2016-10-12 14:24
gl in this journey hobbitt
2016-10-12 14:51
#135
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
+1 hahahaha
2016-10-12 16:01
#129
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Kazakhstan ineenja 
rip tengri(((
2016-10-12 14:54
hobbit needed a better team
2016-10-12 15:05
#138
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Turkey Tormund1 
i think fitch needed a better team or both of them
2016-10-12 18:27
w0w
2016-10-12 15:38
Another chinese speaking russian
2016-10-12 16:53
#140
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Liechtenstein killahakan 
KZ CS > RUS CS confirmed
2016-10-12 18:50
#141
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Kazakhstan yera 
Niiice:) GL HObbitt!
2016-10-12 18:56
GL!
2016-10-13 06:39
So, i guess Gambit will play with Kazakhstan flag?
2016-10-14 11:15
New strong team Tengri is rekt.
2016-10-14 13:05
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