seized continues Gambit stint; to play in IEM Katowice qualifier

Denis "seized" Kostin will be playing for Gambit in tomorrow's IEM Katowice 2018 European Closed Qualifier, as he has revealed on Twitter.

Just a couple of days ago, the Russian player was revealed as a replacement for Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov in ESEA MDL, with the reasons why the Kazakhstani player was absent, or the duration of his absence, not being disclosed.

The Russian player will be helping Gambit earn a spot in Katowice

With the former Natus Vincere and FlipSid3 member in their roster, Gambit picked up two confident wins in ESEA MDL, beating aAa 16-1 and Nemiga 16-6. It seems that the cooperation will continue, as the 23-year-old tweeted about tomorrow's IEM Katowice qualifier bracket, where Gambit could face Natus Vincere in the second round.

Gambit are expected to have the following lineup in the IEM Katowice qualifier:

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

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
627
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
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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:
1441
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
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
#2
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Poland Snacer1337 
Good Luck!
2018-02-02 14:39
#5
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EICHEL
2018-02-02 14:38
#48
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Germany GiiGa88 
Käse
2018-02-02 14:46
Fondue
2018-02-02 15:04
#76
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Switzerland Alzameister 
Raclette
2018-02-02 15:08
#89
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Germany svNNN 
ruhe im chat
2018-02-02 15:20
#130
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Brazil cykr 
Feijoada
2018-02-02 20:24
#19
SmithZz | 
Australia Kyr0xZ 
waow
2018-02-02 14:39
#30
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India Cutlass 
hmm
2018-02-02 14:40
PuddiPuddi's unite!
2018-02-02 15:02
#68
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Poland Snacer1337 
<3
2018-02-02 15:02
#69
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Bangladesh drvken 
what about starseries??? seized or fitch gonna play
2018-02-02 15:03
#108
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Kuwait marrrwin 
dunno fitch underperformed at the major af, might get permanently replaced by seized in the future. This is probably just a trial like flipside
2018-02-02 17:02
#109
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Bangladesh drvken 
:c hope seized will play
2018-02-02 17:03
Until gambit win a major then they will buy seized. Gambit logic lul
2018-02-02 17:04
#3
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
FuckWat
2018-02-02 14:38
#4
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Other heavyhitter 
nice
2018-02-02 14:38
#6
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
Spicy news day it seems
2018-02-02 14:40
#41
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Brazil coldzao2 
if ex-100T join Echo Fox today i agree
2018-02-02 14:43
#106
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Malta jazhet 
+1
2018-02-02 16:45
#7
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United States itso 
Nice
2018-02-02 14:38
#8
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Europe BigDickStacy 
NICE
2018-02-02 14:38
#13
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Europe BigDickStacy 
DECOY
2018-02-02 14:38
#9
Xyp9x | 
Russia wWOrry 
Decoy
2018-02-02 14:38
#59
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Australia USTlLO 
is russia and kazakhstan same language?
2018-02-02 14:58
#73
cu | 
Germany kruxcs 
Ask Borat.
2018-02-02 15:05
y, most of them can speak russian.
2018-02-02 15:08
#77
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
No, but kazakhs usually know russian.
2018-02-02 15:08
nope. but team talk russian
2018-02-02 15:12
#93
Xyp9x | 
Russia wWOrry 
No , they are different languages
2018-02-02 15:26
Very different languages.
2018-02-02 15:47
#129
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
idk but Dosia is Russian too
2018-02-02 19:27
#10
kNgV- | 
Brazil Sp4rkes 
lul
2018-02-02 14:38
#11
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Germany Flachzange 
decoy lul
2018-02-02 14:38
#12
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CIS CA1MAN 
they actually look very well with him maybe that's where he can finally shine again
2018-02-02 14:38
#24
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United States Globebuster 
navi fan LMAO
2018-02-02 14:39
#28
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CIS CA1MAN 
liquid fan lmao
2018-02-02 14:39
#31
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United States Globebuster 
na top 1 cry is free
2018-02-02 14:40
#35
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CIS CA1MAN 
c9 top 1 liquid 12-14th top1 yes
2018-02-02 14:41
#37
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United States Globebuster 
cry is free
2018-02-02 14:41
#38
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CIS CA1MAN 
i am happy :Y
2018-02-02 14:41
liquid fan lul
2018-02-02 17:19
#123
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
So is your mom :)
2018-02-02 18:30
Liquid top 1000 cry is free
2018-02-02 14:41
No. C9 top 1. Not NA
2018-02-02 14:45
1. sk. 2.faze 3.cloud9 :thinking:
2018-02-02 15:15
Cloud9 outran faze, and also is undefeated by the new sk. So :thinking: Right now top form is c9. Let's not argue.
2018-02-02 15:17
ok, kurwamac
2018-02-02 15:17
#64
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Other heavyhitter 
1 team in the top 10 and 1 player in the top 20 lul nice scene
2018-02-02 15:01
NiP kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-02-02 15:17
#88
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Other heavyhitter 
They've won alot more than clown 9 lul.
2018-02-02 15:19
NiP won 1 tier 1 event in 2017 and 1 tier 2 event. Cloud9 however managed to make the minor, major qualifier, major of Krakow, abd this year they won a major too. What has your dear NiP won? Don't get me wrong I'm a nip fan by heart but you can't go around denying what's true.
2018-02-02 15:22
#92
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Other heavyhitter 
so they won the major which was amazing apart from that they have done very little minor and such is irrelevant considering they only play the other teams in their region and SK automatically qualify And i never propagated NIP in anyway I am a fan too I didnt say they were better than anyone or even imply that so not sure where your going with this.
2018-02-02 15:26
+1 c9 winning a major was good but doesn't make them top 1 automatically winning major quals vs other NA teams wasn't much of an achievement
2018-02-02 17:23
#119
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Other heavyhitter 
Yeah if they make good placings in the next events and keep up the big performances then i will be impressed but until then this is an outlier. Same with gambit.
2018-02-02 17:32
#14
ISSAA | 
Japan LiLeX 
ez
2018-02-02 14:38
#15
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Denmark oskarsports 
omegalul
2018-02-02 14:38
#16
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
rip gambit
2018-02-02 14:38
hopefully seized gets back to a good team again
2018-02-02 14:39
#18
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Siezed gotta get better quick or get gone
2018-02-02 14:39
^ Not seen him carry a game since 2015
2018-02-02 14:58
roasters roasting the roast
2018-02-02 14:39
#21
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
Good luck
2018-02-02 14:39
ytho
2018-02-02 14:39
#23
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Poland W0JT4Z 
where is fitch
2018-02-02 14:39
#63
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Kazakhstan Diki_Diki 
If seized would play good enough, gambit will kick fitch and take seized.
2018-02-02 15:00
Fitch is what you would call "on the bench" and awaiting potential replacement.
2018-02-03 09:07
sezid
2018-02-02 14:39
Bitch is gone?? i mean Fitch
2018-02-02 14:39
#56
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Ukraine bleckvat 
looks like, but not official yet...
2018-02-02 14:55
seized deserve better team not :((
2018-02-02 14:39
#40
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Malaysia byaIi 
FaZe seized ?
2018-02-02 14:43
ya
2018-02-02 14:43
Feized
2018-02-02 15:18
#29
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Denmark godofyolo 
DECOY
2018-02-02 14:39
Gambit will rekt Navi ezzzz
2018-02-02 14:40
#51
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Bangladesh drvken 
hahahaaha maybe
2018-02-02 14:47
GG
2018-02-03 21:19
#140
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Bangladesh drvken 
navi are so stupid.....
2018-02-04 01:40
#43
FalleN | 
Brazil nando1c 
Hmm
2018-02-02 14:44
#44
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
Wat??? No respect for Epsilon from Decoy >:(
2018-02-02 14:44
#seizednotdecoy
2018-02-02 14:45
#46
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Sweden drakendilf 
He is a great player but lost his way when he took upon himself to igl, if he can find his form again he will be good for gambit. :D
2018-02-02 14:45
plus1
2018-02-02 19:16
#49
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World Tenshi_R 
CIS el garbajo
2018-02-02 14:46
DECOIL
2018-02-02 14:46
#52
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
He will be in roster
2018-02-02 14:47
#61
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Australia USTlLO 
is russia and kazakhstan same language?
2018-02-02 14:58
#70
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Spain Silber_ 
Lol of course. Kazakh speak russian (cis country ex-soviet union) just as ukraine, belarus...
2018-02-02 15:04
#78
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
90% yes
2018-02-02 15:11
#96
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Russia GambitFTW 
Original Kazakhstani language is another Türk language. Sorry for bad Englando.
2018-02-02 15:36
#53
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Latvia Xaity 
go sukabled
2018-02-02 14:48
Confirm the transfer already ffs
2018-02-02 14:48
#55
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ok
2018-02-02 14:52
gl seizedlele
2018-02-02 14:56
#60
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Poland vzk 
RIP Pala :(
2018-02-02 14:58
#62
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Turkey haram123 
-seized +markeloff
2018-02-02 14:59
#65
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Russia baryga007 
i want to puke gg gambit
2018-02-02 15:01
gl decoy
2018-02-02 15:02
#71
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
gl
2018-02-02 15:04
#74
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Poland Hell2k 
Worst player in the world
2018-02-02 15:07
Stop haiting him, he is better then VP...
2018-02-02 15:12
#81
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
This is perfect His decoy role would fit perfectly with the entire team
2018-02-02 15:14
Gambit from winning Major to signing Seized LUL gg
2018-02-02 15:16
#90
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Russia M13f 
Ez next major for gambit
2018-02-02 15:20
#94
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
Denis "Decoy" Kostin Ez lose
2018-02-02 15:27
Kak ti pra nevo mojesh tak razgavarivat? Za tvoyu comandu igral 4 goda
2018-02-02 17:18
#95
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Poland AiYokatashi 
after major in London( september): Gambit coifirms: Seized's signing
2018-02-02 15:28
#97
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
maybe he can find new motivation in gambit, who knows. from bootcamp adren streams i can tell that they are very easy going and are having fun while playing. could be perfect for seized. he's a nice guy so i hope the best for him
2018-02-02 15:36
anyone know if Seized is the igl now for Gambit?
2018-02-02 15:49
#100
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
It's cool Seized, good luck man!
2018-02-02 15:54
D E C O Y
2018-02-02 15:57
Their ratings are so low, reminds me of vp
2018-02-02 15:58
Gambit BEST ROSTER EVER! GL AND CYKA BLYAT! POLSKA!
2018-02-02 16:02
#104
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
rip gambit
2018-02-02 16:09
removin fitch was the worst move ever, oh cmon gambit nice fuckin brains.........
2018-02-02 16:21
You will see seized coming back to his form at Gambit
2018-02-02 17:17
#107
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Other Phinks 
lol. ppl flaming seized so hard. He had a bad year and lost confidence. But when he had confidence in his team he was fucking good.
2018-02-02 17:01
well see if he has a return to form. In theory his play style will fit well into his position. Maybe he will even IGL
2018-02-02 17:15
#112
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Germany Duitsland 
WHAT MEAN STINT
2018-02-02 17:17
Short period of time
2018-02-02 18:08
Good Luck to him,wish him nothing but good fortune
2018-02-02 17:19
#117
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Finland saunamdma 
Gambit keeps making washed up Na'Vi players good again, since having to endure toxic s1mple makes everyone play bad.
2018-02-02 17:21
#120
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
Go decoy <3
2018-02-02 17:34
Decoy <3
2018-02-02 17:34
#124
RpK | 
Russia DCoult 
Hu captain? stil adren&?
2018-02-02 18:58
shame~!!!! how replace fitch this monster whit seized this silver wtf
2018-02-02 19:05
#126
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Slovakia iorveth 
Seized top1 2018 inc.
2018-02-02 19:06
Why did seized fall off so hard? Kid was looking to break into the top-20 in 2015, and was still good in 2016. One of the better support players in the game. Now he's just bouncing around.
2018-02-02 19:27
#131
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Yugoslavia mrmojo 
I feel for seized every game I watch him, but he really is and has been shit for a long time now.
2018-02-02 20:45
#132
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
he is the worst player of cs. big mistake gambit
2018-02-02 21:57
#133
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Russia Quantums 
Pizda
2018-02-03 04:35
anyway it's much morre better than fitch, imo. gl.
2018-02-03 09:55
#136
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Russia alebedkov 
Eshkere
2018-02-03 09:55
good player
2018-02-04 01:41
back to tier3
2018-02-04 03:17
They kicked fitch for seized, this team is officially irrelevant, major or not.
2018-02-04 03:26
#144
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Turkey xC|sliCer 
wow he threw si hard blatant matchfixing
2018-02-05 10:06
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