Hobbit takes over as Gambit IGL

Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov has revealed that he has taken over the in-game leader role on Gambit.

The decision follows Gambit's disappointing campaign at ELEAGUE Major Boston, where the PGL Major Krakow champions were sent packing in the New Legends Stage following defeats to Quantum Bellator Fire, SK and fnatic.

Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov had recently taken on the in-game leader role to let Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev "play the way he had played" when Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko was on the roster and be the star of the team", Bektiyar "⁠fitch⁠" Bahytov said while at the Major. But the team's early exit in Atlanta prompted yet another role swap - the third since Zeus left to rejoin Natus Vincere.

Hobbit is Gambit's new IGL

Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov, who was named the 11th best player of 2017, averaged a 0.88 rating at ELEAGUE Major Boston - his worst tournament rating since joining Gambit in 2016.

Since the Major, Gambit have been fielding former Na`Vi member Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin as their fifth player instead of fitch, but they have yet to comment on the future of the 25-year-old, who joined the team in August, initially on a three-month trial.

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
347
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
33
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1081
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1042
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1133
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
1st
2018-02-04 15:57
8 replies
nice!
2018-02-04 15:58
#29
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Germany AdiZen
y
2018-02-04 15:58
2 replies
#35
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Germany AdiZen
nice that they lost their first game xD
2018-02-04 15:58
1 reply
#137
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Kazakhstan axakz
Heroic wasn't first lol
2018-02-05 06:48
#37
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Europe _EpiC_
Better than Dosia saying: -lets go........... (a minute later) - lets go b blyat
2018-02-04 15:58
3 replies
#82
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United States mers_cs
rush b blyat*
2018-02-04 17:08
1 reply
Rush b s**a blyat
2018-02-04 19:06
Hey come on, he has to have that pause so he can mouth breathe.
2018-02-04 21:22
#2
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Germany Pexxon
expected
2018-02-04 15:57
1 reply
#111
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Brazil coldzao2
bad for him, he was useless at Boston major, now will be useless even more
2018-02-04 18:55
3rd :(
2018-02-04 15:57
#4
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Norway billson
k
2018-02-04 15:57
Won't help them lul
2018-02-04 15:58
LOL 6th
2018-02-04 15:58
#7
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Czech Republic Oskaraswell
First!
2018-02-04 15:57
6 replies
Fuck
2018-02-04 15:57
1 reply
Rip :D
2018-02-04 15:58
#44
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Greece knk74
Pro tip Type some jiberish like js And then edit it to say first
2018-02-04 15:59
2 replies
Or just be an adult and leave “first” in 2012 where it belongs
2018-02-04 16:19
1 reply
#68
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Greece knk74
+1
2018-02-04 16:29
Drop me awp
2018-02-04 21:45
#8
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Italy davidedibe
Noice
2018-02-04 15:57
Gl
2018-02-04 15:57
nice
2018-02-04 15:57
#11
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Norway SkaMathias
ok
2018-02-04 15:57
RiP best talant in CiS
2018-02-04 15:57
1 reply
8/8
2018-02-04 19:06
Good luck HObbit.
2018-02-04 15:57
Why?
2018-02-04 15:58
gll
2018-02-04 15:58
Whyyyy?!? Best player on Gambit, just picked up previously igl bot seized, why not him? Ruining the best player..
2018-02-04 15:59
gg Gambit in 2k18
2018-02-04 15:58
#19
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Denmark JustYes
lul
2018-02-04 15:58
#20
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Russia zhivich
Ez for decoy
2018-02-04 15:58
He looks like hobbit man
2018-02-04 15:58
#23
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Finland k6s
new niko
2018-02-04 15:58
Late to the party, it was on Reddit 19 hours ago.
2018-02-04 15:58
2 replies
#31
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Faroe Islands sundby
as always
2018-02-04 15:58
yeah, because reddit don't write articles
2018-02-04 16:42
#27
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Germany kaffet
OK
2018-02-04 15:58
losing 2-0 vs heroic nt
2018-02-04 15:58
that's why they won't achieve anything
2018-02-04 15:58
any they just missed easy qualification :7
2018-02-04 15:58
hObbit looks so cutie
2018-02-04 15:58
#36
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Portugal dracø
Why tho Let seized do it, he was really good at it in na'vi........... xd
2018-02-04 15:58
#38
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Russia calcium20s
ouoifh god
2018-02-04 15:59
tier 3 soon
2018-02-04 15:59
#41
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Namibia banned_so
ye 0-2 to heroic
2018-02-04 15:59
#42
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Russia Ribbon
Has Adren been playing on 2nd map or it was 5v4?? Gg Heroic
2018-02-04 15:59
Too emotional to be igl...
2018-02-04 15:59
#45
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Denmark ddkk
Now remove Dosia & fitch = Ez Major win
2018-02-04 16:00
3 replies
only -fitch mb
2018-02-04 16:02
#135
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Malaysia Suno[t]
but they already -fitch lol
2018-02-05 04:15
1 reply
#142
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Denmark ddkk
Nope. seized only stand in
2018-02-05 11:32
This team is just a mess. They really need a proper leader, cause they have the firepower, but lack structure.
2018-02-04 16:00
Que ota
2018-02-04 16:01
Goodbye Godbbit :/
2018-02-04 16:01
It's definitely better to lose to fucking Heroic. Btw it's a pretty good example that having no proper IGL fucks you up whatever fraggers you have. I'm saying this for those who think it will be cool to replace karrigan with a regular fragger. fnatic understood that and picked Golden. But kids will never understand.
2018-02-04 16:01
13 replies
#61
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France Trive
well they dont have proper fraggers they have 3 good players and 2 russian bots
2018-02-04 16:16
12 replies
dosia best gambit player at major
2018-02-04 17:31
11 replies
#93
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France Trive
doing well in losses means nothing he makes dumb plays and has bad spray control
2018-02-04 17:32
10 replies
1.39 rating when they won vs ss 1.92 rating when they won vs navi stop talking bullshit
2018-02-04 17:35
9 replies
#102
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France Trive
literally 2 games retard
2018-02-04 17:56
8 replies
idiot? thats the only 2 games they won at the major LOL
2018-02-04 18:36
7 replies
#116
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France Trive
so having 2 good games at major against tier 2 means he should stay on team? fucking braindead
2018-02-04 19:08
6 replies
Except he was gambits best player at the major braindead borat
2018-02-04 20:15
5 replies
#122
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France Trive
bad bait attempt
2018-02-04 20:46
4 replies
3 replies
#125
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France Trive
why are you still bothering with this bait
2018-02-04 21:14
2 replies
You can't keep calling it bait when you're the one in the wrong but whatever...
2018-02-04 21:24
1 reply
#128
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France Trive
its 5 maps you idiot. Thats not enough to determine if a player is good. Hobbit has a .88 during the major, should he be kicked?
2018-02-04 21:26
-fitch +seized
2018-02-04 16:01
I love the fact that they posted this exactly after the game vs heroic (which they lost 2-0) so that some people didn't know about the fact that it's going to be a change in their playstyle.
2018-02-04 16:01
new VP? Just let fitch do it. Dont just juggle the role and not give it to their best chance
2018-02-04 16:06
#54
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India Sishir
Ez for Hobbit X God
2018-02-04 16:07
#55
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Russia Krozya
lulez4hobbit
2018-02-04 16:10
#56
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Canada gritabit
RIP H0bbit's rating
2018-02-04 16:10
Good luck boi
2018-02-04 16:11
lost to stiffmeister lul
2018-02-04 16:11
Lol. Braindead kazahs. Kick zeus and can't find any IGL. So stupid
2018-02-04 16:14
#60
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France Trive
ok now kick dosia and seized for buster and qikert
2018-02-04 16:15
4 replies
yeah sure. without proper igl nothing is going to work
2018-02-04 16:20
3 replies
#91
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France Trive
thats just wrong lol
2018-02-04 17:31
2 replies
2018-02-04 17:32
1 reply
#103
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France Trive
wow what a convincing argument navi has done so much better with an igl xdddddddddddd
2018-02-04 17:57
Id love to see them try out starix or even Hooch rather than having their star player igl
2018-02-04 16:17
#64
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Canada kthxy0
AdreN HObbit mou Dosia jR
2018-02-04 16:19
bullshit
2018-02-04 16:21
rofl I thought was Dosia igl
2018-02-04 16:27
1 reply
Nice london oachkatzlschwoaf
2018-02-04 16:41
gj hobbit
2018-02-04 16:29
gl
2018-02-04 16:30
If this won't work and they will ruin him as a player they should remove someone and add a IGL,hobbit and adren need to be used at their full potential
2018-02-04 16:32
#72
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Fucking add ange1 and u are top1 cis
2018-02-04 16:37
This team is turning into a mess
2018-02-04 16:45
#76
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Spain Alser
stupid move
2018-02-04 16:48
GLHF
2018-02-04 17:05
#79
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Finland jUPPE!
As stupid as making shox IGL.
2018-02-04 17:05
1 reply
+1
2018-02-04 17:29
Russian Speakers dont need Igl, just rush B suka blyat
2018-02-04 17:05
#81
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Other Phinks
So stupid. Just release dosia and bring ange1 in please.
2018-02-04 17:08
5 replies
moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney
2018-02-04 17:08
2 replies
#85
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Other Phinks
I know. It’s sad. But this seems like the best move on paper.
2018-02-04 17:11
1 reply
agree.
2018-02-04 17:15
I think Dosia is one of the Gambit owners... So thats never gonna happen
2018-02-04 17:29
1 reply
#100
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Other Phinks
Any sources for this? I thought gambit was an Uk based org. Well any way if thats the case i think the core4 of gambit has no problem of finding a new org if the contracts expire.
2018-02-04 17:54
LUL
2018-02-04 17:09
Good luck!
2018-02-04 17:19
RIP Gambit wtf why
2018-02-04 17:28
Why they dont pick up starix? Hes free, hes great leader, instead gambit are switching roles like fucktards while losing to every team except navi
2018-02-04 17:35
4 replies
#99
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Canada Gumpypoo
Because starix is not skilled enough to play t1
2018-02-04 17:49
3 replies
+1 he's garbage just like blade
2018-02-04 18:11
>igl >skilled Pick one
2018-02-04 19:55
1 reply
#134
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Canada Gumpypoo
fallen nitro nifty angel shall i go on?
2018-02-05 04:13
bad decision tbh
2018-02-04 17:41
LUL it's like making s1mple IGL in navi it makes no sence xD
2018-02-04 17:43
Another player will drop down, he is second Shoxie.
2018-02-04 17:55
rip gambit
2018-02-04 18:10
#106
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Germany flushbang
gambot
2018-02-04 18:30
Can they Win with Hobbit bottom fragging tho? :thinking:
2018-02-04 18:36
difficult for major winning kazakstaintinople team
2018-02-04 18:44
i hope he wont drop his skills as a iGL GL
2018-02-04 18:56
Major win not a fluke
2018-02-04 19:08
who cares, they only play the majors and failed qualifiers for other tournaments
2018-02-04 19:49
Why put the guy with biggest fragging potential on IGL =I
2018-02-04 20:25
Stop posting info about tier 7 teams and start posting info about relevant teams ty.
2018-02-04 20:54
8 replies
kek. said a fan of the player from tier ten team
2018-02-04 23:35
6 replies
Tier 10 =/= Top 4 at major, top 8 every single LAN they played in since Golden joined ofc Gambot has better results /s. Fnatic even at their worse has better results than Gambot you mad my bro? Even your bro below gave me the +1.
2018-02-05 21:29
5 replies
cool story BUT fnatic is trash like a navi
2018-02-05 21:30
4 replies
At least they are good trash, same with Na'vi, Gambot are just trash nothing good about them.
2018-02-05 21:31
3 replies
sorry but major winner can't be a trash. sorry onemore time, but fnatic is trashbox numba 2. jw = mad pig kinda u can write whatever u want but i don't give a fuck cuz imo. GLHF TO THE FAN OF PIG TEAM
2018-02-05 21:35
2 replies
major winner can't be trash? ok fnatic has 3 majors, and yes major winner can be trash gambit and astralis are good examples of that atm, both team won a major both team is complete trash. JW I don't care about, never liked him. Last comment is funny when Gambot has a whale in the team like Dosia. It was a decent bait attempt give maybe 2-3/8.
2018-02-05 21:39
1 reply
sorry but major winner can't be a trash. sorry onemore time, but fnatic is trashbox numba 2. jw = mad pig kinda u can write whatever u want but i don't give a fuck cuz imo. GLHF TO THE FAN OF PIG TEAM
2018-02-05 21:41
+1
2018-02-05 07:46
#130
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Finland ginbay
Finallly. Adren is a madfragger Adren made you guys win the major and mou awp
2018-02-04 21:46
1 reply
Adren got carried the entire major but he was good in finals, Mou and Hobbit were better than him in the major imo but hey Adren is kind of known for being over rated anyway.
2018-02-05 21:30
Ez 4 200 IQ Hobbit
2018-02-05 04:50
still tier3
2018-02-05 07:46
In b4 Seized igl
2018-02-06 16:48
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