seized to play for Gambit in ESEA MDL

Former Na`Vi member Denis "seized" Kostin will play for Gambit in ESEA MDL, the PGL Major Krakow champions have announced.

The 23-year-old Russian will replace Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov, who is unable to play for reasons that have not been specified, with his first match for the Kazakhstani giants scheduled for 21:00, against aAa.

Denis "seized" Kostin is currently a free agent following the expiry of his contract with Natus Vincere, at the end of December. He represented FlipSid3 on loan from Na`Vi in online tournaments and then on a short-term basis at ELEAGUE Major Boston, where the team went out 0-3 in the New Challengers Stage.

seized will step in for Gambit in ESEA MDL

Gambit gave a disappointing account of themselves at the Boston Major as they could not retain their Legends status after losing to Quantum Bellator Fire, SK and fnatic in the New Legends Stage. fitch was the team's worst-rated player at the event at 0.76, finishing all five games with below-average ratings.

The Kazakhstani side will take on aAa with the following roster:

Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov
Kazakhstan Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin (stand-in) 

Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
#1
shox | 
Europe csgoffs 
- fitch + seized officially confirmed
2018-01-30 12:53
#5
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Mongolia Tendies 
hmm we'll have to see if this will be good idk yet
2018-01-30 12:52
#38
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Mongolia NoNeame 
Sda mine zl
2018-01-30 13:00
ez last place
2018-01-30 13:22
#130
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World aagii247 
hahaha zda nar min bolioch :)
2018-01-30 17:53
gombot tier 5 now tier 9
2018-01-30 12:53
are you acting like retarded individual on purpose? or are this legit your toughts?
2018-01-30 12:55
one triggered fan already XD
2018-01-30 13:01
lol. nice bait. but not gambit fan.
2018-01-30 13:03
gambit is shit, and seized is shit gonna make them even worse
2018-01-30 15:26
why exactly they are shit?
2018-01-30 15:27
cuz they are inconsistent and dosia should be replaced
2018-01-30 15:28
but even the top teams experience consistency. should we call them shit aswell?
2018-01-30 16:25
No just the shit ones Kappa
2018-01-31 04:45
Dosia is shit...i swear..wtf are you watching ?! He is the smartest player on that team along with AdreN...replace him with fuckin who ?! Most CS GO players have peanut brains and use raw skills only.
2018-01-31 08:25
he is baiting or has no brain apparently. these new fags...
2018-01-31 10:15
#28
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India naetu 
Lul
2018-01-30 12:56
#37
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United Kingdom drackula 
+2
2018-01-30 12:59
Tier decoy
2018-01-30 13:45
#49
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Netherlands JeMoeder 
Would be funny. He got replaced by Na'vi because he is to shit then a month later joins a better team
2018-01-30 13:06
#84
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Croatia TDFPendragon 
Fitch was a bad player on Gambit, seized could be a good choise. If not, disband.
2018-01-30 14:00
#87
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Latvia 4swen4 
Whats the best choice for gambit? Ange1 or bondik? Are they both free?
2018-01-30 14:11
#127
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
Please -dosia +ange1
2018-01-30 17:44
Angel isn't free agent
2018-01-30 17:53
#152
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
they can buy him :D
2018-01-30 21:06
#154
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Latvia 4swen4 
- dosia, are u kidding? he was the best player on this major in gambit fitch was very bad, especially in last games.
2018-01-30 23:01
#174
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
-fitch is already going on don't you see that? But they need good leadership. You can't count on dosia to have 2/3 good games. And even IF he does this you wont win tournaments with it. They need a solid IGL so adren can do what he does best. Also they need someone who knows how to use mou and his awp. And lastly hobbit is a young player who needs confidence in his leader. You saw how hard he played when zeus was the IGL. He is kinda inconsistent now. So if they have an IGL who can actually frag but also gains trust and has a system i think gambit can get top 6/7 again.
2018-01-31 09:30
bondik, ange1 too expensive
2018-01-30 18:32
Qikert i quess
2018-01-31 08:30
#92
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i hope not, seized is as bad as fitch if not worse
2018-01-30 14:40
-fitch +qikert
2018-01-30 14:45
#100
dennis | 
Latvia De1Co 
They spent too much for fitch
2018-01-30 15:10
#142
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Europe MNIS 
stand-in
2018-01-30 19:07
#2
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African Union BoyBetterKnow! 
expected
2018-01-30 12:52
#40
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Brazil coldzao2 
zywOo will destroy them xD
2018-01-30 13:00
#83
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
Nope
2018-01-30 13:57
#3
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
Noo
2018-01-30 12:52
#4
Germany JBLW 
1
2018-01-30 12:52
#6
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
bad p1ck
2018-01-30 12:52
#7
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Portugal CyruS14 
rip gambit
2018-01-30 12:52
#8
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Serbia Roninn 
Wtf? Seized trash
2018-01-30 12:52
OH NOOO RIP GAMBIT
2018-01-30 12:52
#10
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Serbia GODKipato 
Rip fitch
2018-01-30 12:52
#11
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Turkey War2Justice 
ezpz
2018-01-30 12:53
wtf
2018-01-30 12:53
Seized is a downgrade so this is pretty weird if its permanent .Seized is playing like someone who doesent care about the game .
2018-01-30 12:53
True, thank god he is not longer in NAVI.
2018-01-30 13:02
#70
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Europe _jUNGLE 
still seized > fitch in my eyes
2018-01-30 13:25
Who is Fitch :) xd
2018-01-30 14:24
he's got a lot more potential though. he has the potential to be one of the best support players, he's shown that in the past. fitch? not so much.
2018-01-30 19:42
#15
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Poland FOXiuu 
Expected
2018-01-30 12:53
#16
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Australia aucs 
Ok?
2018-01-30 12:53
#17
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
Rip fitch. I guess he's getting kicked
2018-01-30 12:53
#134
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World aagii247 
yeah if hes not calm and doing same mistake over and over then its of course they try play with Seized and if hes ok then kick Fitch
2018-01-30 17:55
#18
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Latvia Faaakk 
:DDDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-30 12:53
#19
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Greece Phlebas117 
+1
2018-01-30 12:54
#20
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Russia r4jkkYNWA 
ly4she bi bustera/qikerta vzyali bi R.I.P G.B.T
2018-01-30 12:54
#163
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Kazakhstan MadKazakh 
Ya chto to propustil, oni svobodnye agenty?
2018-01-31 06:00
#21
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Spain JasonRacism 
Weird how they haven't said why Fitch can't play, Looks like he could be getting replaced, Gambit Buster INC?
2018-01-30 12:54
#135
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World aagii247 
are you real? Dosia and Adren,Mou already played with Seized before in same team. they know him. He was beast back then.
2018-01-30 17:57
#136
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Spain JasonRacism 
Are you real? I never said anything about why they got Seized to stand in, I'm saying they never said why Fitch couldn't play meaning they might want to get Buster
2018-01-30 18:02
#22
Zeus | 
Russia shanr1s 
idiots from above
2018-01-30 12:55
#23
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Poland Marcines 
and the roster changes begin [*]
2018-01-30 12:55
#25
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
+seized -Gambit
2018-01-30 12:55
#50
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United States KylieJenner 
+1 -Gambit
2018-01-30 13:07
#52
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Bangladesh drvken 
not true. he's tier 1 player. just need to fix motivation
2018-01-30 13:09
#55
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Bangladesh drvken 
maybe fixed already
2018-01-30 13:09
#110
nitr0 | 
Ukraine 400bpm 
Motivation? u fucking kidding me? He is pro player or fucking cunt which needs caresses? fucking bullshit. Play or GTFO. P.s rip gambit No respect for decoy.
2018-01-30 15:47
#132
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Brazil XEMBAO 
+1 lol
2018-01-30 17:54
lol, only cis PRO- teams and players talking about motivation... unprofessional pieces of shit
2018-01-30 18:39
#153
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Ukraine ifpley4ik 
s
2018-01-30 21:44
rip gambit
2018-01-30 12:56
#56
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Bangladesh drvken 
lmao
2018-01-30 13:09
#111
nitr0 | 
Ukraine 400bpm 
rip gambit
2018-01-30 15:47
Lol Zywoo will destroy gambit today.
2018-01-30 12:56
#57
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Bangladesh drvken 
hhhahaahahahahahah nt
2018-01-30 13:09
#60
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Bangladesh drvken 
too ez for adren & godbit
2018-01-30 13:10
LOL u said woooot?
2018-01-31 02:39
#29
fnx | 
Poland redfinka 
terrible decision
2018-01-30 12:57
seized lan player gl
2018-01-30 12:57
#32
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Poland furleppe 
Nice, finally Gambit got a good IGL
2018-01-30 13:00
#36
Bulgaria cob 
trolololo :D
2018-01-30 12:59
fitch trembled.. that's the truth
2018-01-30 12:58
#35
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Mts bought gambit they can buy ange1 now, why even sub in seized whwn he cant igl and an igl is all gambit needs
2018-01-30 12:58
#39
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Kyrgyzstan Sm1L3Y_yl 
Rip fitch we will remember you fitch csgo csgo csgo csgo
2018-01-30 13:00
#41
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United Kingdom Nokzide 
expected
2018-01-30 13:01
kek RIP Aaa
2018-01-30 13:01
#53
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Russia skipster 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2018-01-30 13:09
#45
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Malaysia byaIi 
gg
2018-01-30 13:03
#47
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Belarus etozheghost 
That was interesting. RIP memes fitchcsgo -fitchcsgo +dekoy
2018-01-30 13:03
#48
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United States KylieJenner 
expected. why seized tho, whatever, I still think fitch is a beast
2018-01-30 13:06
#51
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
p l e a s e a d d a n g e 1
2018-01-30 13:08
Add Buster from Avangar.
2018-01-30 13:09
#67
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
avangar isnt gambit academy
2018-01-30 13:22
Why???
2018-01-30 13:09
#59
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
Fuck I thought zywoo will rekt them , but seized is back , gg ez for gambit
2018-01-30 13:10
#61
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
PogChamp
2018-01-30 13:11
#62
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
decoy
2018-01-30 13:14
de_mote
2018-01-30 13:17
#64
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
RIP Gambit
2018-01-30 13:17
#65
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
-seized Flipsid3 back in top
2018-01-30 13:19
#66
KRIMZ | 
World KOBEnade 
Watched rank s streams(LUL) and every teamcomms with fitch was so much more negative, constant talking, didn't listen and just whined. Based on those games id never want to team with him, not like he backs up that attitude with mental fraggin...
2018-01-30 13:20
#69
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Argentina Zestv2 
Pls gambot
2018-01-30 13:24
#71
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Germany Merkelistan 
This may be good for seized. Probably he needs motiviation like Guardian did to return to his old form. Gambit is a good team to play for. I would be depressed if I had to play for Flipside, so it's understandable that he didn't find his motivation there.
2018-01-30 13:26
Actually better than fitch. Now we will have a good chemistry, fitch was toxic.
2018-01-30 13:26
GG xD
2018-01-30 13:30
#74
FalleN | 
Brazil nando1c 
LUL fitch>seized always. Bad move.
2018-01-30 13:33
-seized +angel
2018-01-30 13:34
gr8 news! gl Den
2018-01-30 13:44
#77
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Russia my_id_777777 
If the coach helps him, I believe that he will play better
2018-01-30 13:46
#79
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Russia v1p3rrr 
-shit +shittier shit
2018-01-30 13:50
good economic solution. Now the team will not need to buy deckoy in every round
2018-01-30 13:51
Xd
2018-01-30 14:02
#81
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Why does anyone use Seized anymore, he's been shit for so long, should just go play pubg
2018-01-30 13:53
Bad for gambit
2018-01-30 13:54
Gambit wins next major with seized.
2018-01-30 14:56
#112
nitr0 | 
Ukraine 400bpm 
? xd no wins for gambit with this shit.
2018-01-30 15:48
#86
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Japan Sarada 
they should try buster instead of seized
2018-01-30 14:09
gl seized, take motivation
2018-01-30 14:32
#90
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
nice upgrade on paper, seized is a support player while fitch was forced to play that role, hope seized will find some motivation to comeback stronger
2018-01-30 14:33
are you fucking stupid? - seized right now
2018-01-30 14:38
#94
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Other VeryGoodGuy 
gambit tier5 gg
2018-01-30 14:46
kicked from navi for poor performance and joins gambit, sounds familiar? (remember zeus?) gambit ez top 1 now
2018-01-30 15:05
#97
Dosia | 
Denmark DRSEXY 
Nice -Fitch +Decoy LUL
2018-01-30 15:06
bad
2018-01-30 15:07
#99
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Finland saunamdma 
Seized used to be great, maybe he will find new motivation in gambit?
2018-01-30 15:07
He hasnt been great since 2014 He is garbage
2018-01-30 15:27
#118
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Finland saunamdma 
Wow so toxic kid...
2018-01-30 16:03
Shut up retard lul
2018-01-30 16:03
fitch >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> seized From major champions to Gambot... gg wp
2018-01-30 15:13
#102
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
GO DECOY <3
2018-01-30 15:15
#103
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck Seized!
2018-01-30 15:25
RIP gambit Seized is a shit player
2018-01-30 15:26
#109
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Latvia Xaity 
stop hate dudes wtf. just gl , thats all u need to say
2018-01-30 15:29
#113
nitr0 | 
Ukraine 400bpm 
No. Cuz he is fucking braindead kid, money killed young talent.
2018-01-30 15:50
#114
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Latvia Xaity 
explain or stfu ?
2018-01-30 15:50
#115
nitr0 | 
Ukraine 400bpm 
So. he playning in best prestigious CIS team (NaVi) and lost motivation, so wtf how its working? buys a watch for 5k EU/a huge salary/ IGL in Na'Vi!!! no balls guy. < And hes reaction after 0-3 with f3. Lost respect. And I think gambit take seized for igl ... fuoff decoy.
2018-01-30 16:01
#116
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Germany ripseN 
prove it or .. ;)
2018-01-30 16:02
#119
nitr0 | 
Ukraine 400bpm 
gambit no wins with seized in 2018.
2018-01-30 16:03
#117
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United States NA1L_ 
Get buster not seized
2018-01-30 16:02
#161
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Kazakhstan MadKazakh 
avangar will not sell buster or any other player now. They want to achieve something themselves.
2018-01-31 05:58
#162
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Kazakhstan MadKazakh 
It is not easy to get any young decent KZ player now, at least for a reasonable fee.
2018-01-31 05:59
#121
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Brazil cadik 
LMAO RIP Gambinho
2018-01-30 16:18
fitch is their IGL, who will call strats? seized proved himself as a horrible IGL.
2018-01-30 17:08
50$ is not that bad for new Igl
2018-01-30 17:18
#125
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France 1Faren 
Seized gonna run out of CIS teams
2018-01-30 17:23
Gambit with GoDSeized? ez top1 ;)
2018-01-30 17:43
#128
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
Seized is fine as a suppor player. Now -dosia +ange1 and lets goooo
2018-01-30 17:46
#129
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Venezuela BOBSENSEi 
-bot +bot
2018-01-30 17:50
very weird move ...
2018-01-30 17:54
#137
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Russia AR4ER 
+++++ fitch bad choice for Gambit.....glad for siezed
2018-01-30 18:02
#140
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Canada gritabit 
Huh. Interesting choice
2018-01-30 19:02
#141
Estonia rYm 
decoy suka
2018-01-30 19:05
NO
2018-01-30 19:15
Could work if seized will do his supporter role well
2018-01-30 19:17
decoy blad
2018-01-30 19:58
#147
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Portugal samf0rd 
Even if they do this move i don't feel like this will change that much the teamL. Fitch is a pretty decent player, this is just going to turn into a NiP looking for a fifth player series.
2018-01-30 20:27
#148
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Canada Gumpypoo 
god please anyone but fitch
2018-01-30 20:38
#149
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Europe MrMalisz 
lmao rip Gambit... from #11 to ~#40 now :/
2018-01-30 20:40
#150
Zeus | 
Turkey kadirw0w 
what??? decoy instead of fitch? he is much worse. rip gambit
2018-01-30 20:42
#151
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Poland ramones1 
dont add seized PLZ
2018-01-30 21:04
Seized is better than fitch... But not sure they'll go much further with him unless he is back to 2015-early 2016 Seized...
2018-01-30 23:32
great switch.. love it
2018-01-30 23:47
MAKE SEIZED GREAT AGAIN
2018-01-31 02:33
kicking their player cuz of one tournament. fitch had a potential to grow
2018-01-31 03:57
>26 old guy >potential
2018-01-31 07:22
0,76 in major winners team . He had only good performance on malmo. Destroyed asstrals there, but after that his hltv2.0 was near 1.00
2018-01-31 07:22
+decoy = -Gambit
2018-01-31 06:31
Pososi
2018-01-31 07:21
sori "Gay", no ya ne v tvoey petushinoy oboyme
2018-01-31 07:22
any random cocksucker from comments here playing better than fitch so with or without seized its doesnt matter gambit will be better and stronger. so dont worry cunts.
2018-01-31 07:31
havent they been watching Seized the past year LUL awful replacement
2018-01-31 08:30
ez fitch
2018-01-31 14:30
Ez X God
2018-01-31 21:53
#178
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China CHECKMATER_F 
rip gambit
2018-02-01 02:24
#179
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Latvia madebynain 
+seized, -fitch
2018-02-01 20:41
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