EPG part ways with spaze

Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan is no longer a part of EPG, the organization has announced today.

EPG, the Russian team led by Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov, is currently in the 77th place of our world ranking, with their regional standing not looking too hot either, sitting in the 12th spot on our CIS list. In an attempt to turn things around, EPG have decided for a roster change.

krii will replace spaze for the time being

Leaving the active lineup is Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan, who was a part of Gambit in 2016 alongside his EPG teammate hooch. The Russian player is most likely removed due to his in-game performances—with a 0.97 rating over the last three months, during which EPG mostly played lower tier opposition, spaze is one of the worst rated players on the team.

A full-time replacement for spaze hasn't been announced yet. However, starting with EPG's match against Spirit in the QIWI TEAM PLAY WINTER 2018 and continuing in their game against Heroic in the IEM Katowice 2018 Qualifier, the team will play with Kristaps "krii" Bricis, formerly of Preparation and NokSuKao.

EPG are now:

Russia Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov
Russia Alexey "NickelBack" Trofimov
Russia Aleksey "El1an" Gusev
Latvia Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis
Latvia Kristaps "krii" Bricis (standin)

Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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
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
Russia Alexey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Alexey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
578
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Latvia Kristaps 'krii' Bricis
Kristaps 'krii' Bricis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
355
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#2
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Greece knk74 
why
2018-01-24 17:38
Probably he's going to join Flipsid3. xD
2018-01-24 17:43
#5
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Ukraine WhiteREP 
Gl
2018-01-24 17:38
#13
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Russia Siskamyon 
+kibaken pls
2018-01-24 17:39
lol kstati mojno on vrode znaet hooch'a
2018-01-24 21:15
#79
Dosia | 
Russia Octans 
lol naher tam nujen etot zatupok?
2018-01-25 09:31
Okay.
2018-01-24 17:39
expected
2018-01-24 17:39
Spaze for f3, sorry for inside, btw fister than isniders <3
2018-01-24 17:39
Who and who and why do you write about this?
2018-01-24 17:40
Same reason they wrote about chrisj when he was an unknown random that happened to get a pistol ace vs the golden 5. Brings eyes on new talent, no need to be a fkn pleb about it.
2018-01-24 22:54
Nah nah chrisj was born a legend, not the same
2018-01-24 23:44
#77
Australia aew3 
spaze played Cologne 2016 (a major) along with hooch for gambit and made playoffs. He might be shit but he is hardly an unknown.. playing at a pretty recent major (and even getting out of groups) is something lots of much better known players haven't done, even if they might be better than him.
2018-01-25 02:25
gl actually
2018-01-24 17:41
krii? HOLY SHIT
2018-01-24 17:43
Kristaps? Nice
2018-01-24 17:44
#28
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Malta 74c00 
ewww
2018-01-24 17:46
Whoa, this guy's still alive.
2018-01-24 17:47
Alexey "NickelBack" Trofimov the fuck?
2018-01-24 17:48
HAHA I thought the same. He likes the good music :palmface:
2018-01-24 19:00
#32
Brehze | 
Russia MH- 
Gambit Spaze
2018-01-24 17:53
why does this need to be reported on HLTV tho? This team has no achievements, they're irrelevant.
2018-01-24 17:53
#44
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Estonia bigrabit 
So why they made news about fejtz joining denial?
2018-01-24 18:43
#56
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Australia vamped 
Because hooch is in the team they get news probably. Most of the time an old 1.6/css pro joins a team or has a roster change in their team it makes news
2018-01-24 19:39
spaze getting kicked from hooch again 4Head
2018-01-24 17:56
lol this guy was "legend major" in 2016
2018-01-24 18:05
krii <3
2018-01-24 18:05
#47
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Latvia t0m1kS 
#kriifaktors
2018-01-24 18:47
#50
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Lol nobody didn't want poor spaze
2018-01-24 19:02
#51
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Romania Vladootzz 
Why Does Elian's name is "Aleksey" and NickelBlack's name is "Alexey"?
2018-01-24 19:08
dunno maybe they are responsible to set their names on hltv and they did it like that they have the same name AJIEKCEU
2018-01-24 21:12
hooch is crazy
2018-01-24 19:39
cool
2018-01-24 20:18
Nemiga part ways with CyberFocus rip Nemiga.
2018-01-24 20:45
#61
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Russia t1murjkee 
Spaze join to flipside
2018-01-24 20:51
#72
Zero | 
Poland Zer0Kurw0 
finally
2018-01-24 21:51
#74
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
Next is awful Nickelback, right?
2018-01-24 23:21
wtf? why spaze?
2018-01-25 00:10
spaze threw a bad flash on train when played with hooch at faceit pug. hooch said he told him 20 times how to throw it but spaze still fails.
2018-01-25 03:25
spaze soldier?
2018-01-25 10:24
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