Hobbit steps down from IGL role

The Kazakh player Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov has announced he is stepping down from leading Gambit, and has given up the spot to Denis "seized" Kostin.

On social media, Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov stated he will be focusing on his game instead of keeping the in-game leading duties he had assumed in February.

At the Bets.net Masters it could already be seen that a change was afoot as Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin sat in the middle of the row while his team played. HObbit had taken up the role from Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev after Gambit had lost their Legend stats at the ELEAGUE Major.

Hobbit passes leading duties on to seized

The change didn't go well for Gambit, who ended 12-14th at StarSeries Season 4 and 9-12th at IEM Katowice. It was also a personal hinderance for HObbit, whose 0.97 and 1.00 ratings at each event respectively, were below his personal average. In Kiev, where Gambit is playing the Bets.net Masters, HObbit had a good first match against GODSENT, where he ended up with a 1.29 rating and +20 KDD, despite his team's 1-2 loss.

Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1098
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1097
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
rip gambit
2018-04-06 12:48
22 replies
#4
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United Kingdom Tendies
Seized was a great igl on na'vi 4head
2018-04-06 12:49
19 replies
#24
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United Arab Emirates Rashy
Kappa
2018-04-06 12:51
3 replies
Shocking news
2018-04-06 12:58
2 replies
S E I Z E D E I Z E D
2018-04-06 15:29
1 reply
Seized steps down from Gambit. New Gambit player and IGL: Decoy.
2018-04-06 12:54
4 replies
#72
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Netherlands ThomCS
Who?
2018-04-06 13:37
2 replies
seized as an IGL is basically a decoy xD that's what he tried to say
2018-04-06 14:40
1 reply
Aaaaaah I get it now LOL, thanks XD
2018-04-06 16:03
Xd
2018-04-06 16:55
0/8
2018-04-06 12:56
#75
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Ukraine Najara
8/8
2018-04-06 13:43
#115
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Europe RadduZEW
seized good igl??????? whatttt he have in team s1mple, flamie and guardian and he dont can lead na'vi to a quarter-finals at pgl krakow and you say is good igl.
2018-04-06 14:55
7 replies
The "4head" was implying that he was being sarcastic.
2018-04-06 15:06
Jesus, it was a joke not a dick. Dont take it so hard
2018-04-06 16:27
your english is too bad to understand a joke :)
2018-04-06 17:49
#171
ckN | 
Japan ckN
you mean he don't willnt cant was are leading to quarter-finals?
2018-04-06 20:55
3 replies
+1
2018-04-06 21:56
#181
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Europe RadduZEW
I mean he was bad igl, have good players but navi whit him igl was sooo shit
2018-04-07 07:34
1 reply
#184
ckN | 
Japan ckN
Ok , i'm was underatooded
2018-04-07 13:20
Thank God for hobbit
2018-04-06 12:50
#66
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys
+1
2018-04-06 13:30
seized igl ? I aren’t think that
2018-04-06 12:49
8 replies
#50
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Brazil coldzao2
so what? not worth news imo
2018-04-06 13:09
Good, this is very good!! Once again this move will prove taht I'm right. Once again this will show that s1mple single handed destroyed NaVi . Ther3 is no excuses now fanboys, when Gambit get their first trophy u gonna see I'm right
2018-04-06 14:34
3 replies
What happens if they now become pure shit?
2018-04-06 14:36
fuck your brain is broken :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-04-06 15:22
#162
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Ukraine extezy10
that's why u stupid monkey. just talking shit like 2 years...
2018-04-06 19:26
#152
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Finland Smoonah
better than him trying his heart out to shoot something with positive rating
2018-04-06 17:28
2 replies
and i assume you are better than him?
2018-04-06 18:00
1 reply
#163
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Finland Smoonah
Yes.
2018-04-06 19:27
#3
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World zebra_man3
expected
2018-04-06 12:49
1 reply
#7
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Germany I_Am_Jerm
expected
2018-04-06 12:49
finally
2018-04-06 12:49
gambit now t1 team
2018-04-06 12:49
4 replies
#15
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Russia v1p3rrr
Navi were t1 team while seized igl
2018-04-06 12:50
3 replies
yup
2018-04-06 12:50
t1 of nubs, now Gambit also nubs
2018-04-06 13:57
#164
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Ukraine extezy10
lul when navi have top1 sniper. top 3 player. and flamie+ not bad edward. look at gambit players
2018-04-06 19:27
okey:)
2018-04-06 12:49
#9
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Ukraine 69Leveee
aaaaaaaaaaaa
2018-04-06 12:49
#10
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Russia v1p3rrr
While tournament rofl
2018-04-06 12:49
#11
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Korea ropzGOD
Finnally
2018-04-06 12:49
Nice bait
2018-04-06 12:49
Lmao lmao GG lmao
2018-04-06 12:49
They just need to get rid of seized/Dosia and get a proper IGL... there is no way out of this.
2018-04-06 12:50
7 replies
Wins both pistols, still loses heavily to Godsent and NIP. They need to retire, all except hobbit.
2018-04-06 13:55
dosia is playing well dude wtf
2018-04-06 14:22
1 reply
Dosia is not consistent
2018-04-06 16:28
#133
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Portugal mrsc
dosia? are you high?
2018-04-06 15:46
1 reply
Yes, Dosia or seized and no, I don't do drugs
2018-04-06 16:28
dosia playing good and he has a lot of experience their problem now is adren, he lost his form
2018-04-06 16:10
1 reply
AdreN even without form is still 10 times better than Dosia with seized
2018-04-06 16:28
seized as IGL ?? we all know how this will end, 0.3 K/D ratio for him
2018-04-06 12:50
3 replies
More like 0.03 kdr
2018-04-06 15:26
2 replies
#169
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Europe obvious
More like 0.003 kdr
2018-04-06 20:17
1 reply
More like 0.0003 kdr
2018-04-07 03:52
#17
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Malaysia byaIi
Dosia new igl
2018-04-06 12:50
Why hltv even post news about this
2018-04-06 12:50
Seized isalready a bot so if he is igl his dragging should stay around the same.
2018-04-06 12:50
#21
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Romania LoganS1
again
2018-04-06 12:50
#23
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Israel uffiez
i nearly shit myself seeing "hobbit steps down from...."
2018-04-06 12:51
1 reply
+100
2018-04-06 13:30
Gambot gaming > Decoy gaming.
2018-04-06 12:51
They have to withdraw Seized instead.
2018-04-06 12:52
GODSENT broke Na´Vi now they break Gambit... yikes fucking GODSENT
2018-04-06 12:52
1 reply
god sent CIS region some reshuffles
2018-04-06 13:58
#29
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Australia not_prokda
i thought Hobbit steps down from Gambit xD
2018-04-06 12:52
3 replies
+1
2018-04-06 13:58
Will be great if he joins Na'vi and they get rid of Edward.
2018-04-06 18:08
1 reply
+1
2018-04-06 19:34
From T2 to T22
2018-04-06 12:53
#32
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
+angel
2018-04-06 12:54
#33
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Malaysia Suno[t]
shocking!
2018-04-06 12:54
Seized Back to decoying
2018-04-06 12:54
1 reply
hahah
2018-04-06 15:23
correct call but maan; seized cant catch a break lmao
2018-04-06 12:55
Disband.
2018-04-06 12:55
#38
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India Reaper1
Alright, I know you guys had put a post when he had taken the IGL role so it makes sense to post a news even when he's stepping down from it. But ffs, let this be the last such unworthy post in the news section.
2018-04-06 12:56
atleast u have good coach now who can show u smokes :>
2018-04-06 12:56
4 replies
Andy was navi's coach then seized was igl. It smells shit
2018-04-06 13:33
3 replies
I mean they made zeus leave with kicking kane because he didn't know smokes xD Ofc we don't know everything what happened in team but making changes after winning major = what they have now, changing igls every month and losing motivation/individual skill.
2018-04-06 14:13
2 replies
U right. Same shit for Clown9. I dont understand it.
2018-04-06 14:36
Kazakhs said what Kane sleeping at practice and drinking. Now they have good coach, but sucks many dicks xD
2018-04-06 14:39
#40
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Finland Vkims
Good job gambit, we have seen how good igl seized is
2018-04-06 12:56
2 replies
he is better at igling than hobbit tbh seized at least made 3rd place of WESG Hobbit good fragging, bad igling
2018-04-06 13:59
1 reply
#92
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Finland Vkims
Well thats true
2018-04-06 14:18
HOBBIT STEPS DOWN heart attack
2018-04-06 12:58
2 replies
maybe steps down for adding to SK instead of boltz?
2018-04-06 13:34
not a heart attack if he joins navi to replace edward after that
2018-04-07 13:41
Rip seized
2018-04-06 12:58
#44
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Israel tomgz
this coudl be a good change cus hobbit is a sttar player being igl made his stat go down big time i think if sized ttake this roule sersly this could be good for gambit i doubt that they will win another turnny but could be a nice team to look on
2018-04-06 12:59
#45
mir | 
Russia M13F
2018-04-06 13:00
Rip
2018-04-06 13:01
#47
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Switzerland FoxCH
0/8
2018-04-06 13:02
#48
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Poland SebL
This change dont changing nothing. 2 shit IGL s
2018-04-06 13:02
fuuuuck I almost read like Hobbit steps down from Gambit ..... shiet
2018-04-06 13:08
#51
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Europe WutZeFak
Who cares t5 team
2018-04-06 13:09
Won a major! Is now ranked 16... cray :O
2018-04-06 13:11
#53
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Norway Napapijri
What a fuckin circus... They even can't decide who will be IGL...
2018-04-06 13:13
#54
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Brazil ^7|1
Decoy is back
2018-04-06 13:13
this is sad to see, seems like they just can't find a proper game model without a decent IGL
2018-04-06 13:14
In other words ... "seized is still shit and couldnt get back to form even after joining the roster and trying. So we say hes igl so he doesnt get so much flag when hes bottomfragging every game"
2018-04-06 13:14
1 reply
#76
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World Tenshi_R
then will be better just replace him
2018-04-06 13:43
Thank god
2018-04-06 13:14
#58
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Russia ReaZy
My heart stopped after "Hobbit steps down from"
2018-04-06 13:15
Hobbit starts a new chapter
2018-04-06 13:16
#60
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Europe wai7ing
omg almost an earth attack i think a hobbit out gambit
2018-04-06 13:17
Nice, now he can focus on fragging
2018-04-06 13:17
Here is an idea, Remove Seized and pickup an actual IGL like Ange1, While you're at it as sad as it is removing XGOD for Bondik would be an upgrade
2018-04-06 13:17
2 replies
#159
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Hungary Shaperz
Can't see why bondik would go to a worse team
2018-04-06 18:35
1 reply
Smh
2018-04-06 19:51
#63
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World Nydhogg
fucking nice topic title, almost had a stroke after reading "Hobbit steps down..."
2018-04-06 13:19
This hurts.
2018-04-06 13:27
ez seized masterming
2018-04-06 13:31
#68
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Portugal Hyper12
expected
2018-04-06 13:32
Poor seized :(
2018-04-06 13:36
Hobbit passes leading duties on to seized AHAHAHHA THIS FUCKING GUY NEVER TIRED OF GETTING FUCKED
2018-04-06 13:38
#74
sdy | 
Germany b1azed
I was thinking that hobbit steps down from gambit and was in full shock and then read from igl role Finally i stay alive
2018-04-06 13:39
1 reply
99% here thinked that hobbit steps down from gambit I think
2018-04-06 14:00
#77
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Finland Alko^
lol f0rp raped them too hard yesterday and now hes crying
2018-04-06 13:46
tbh that's not a great thing. i still think dosia igling will be great
2018-04-06 13:50
3 replies
No one of them isnt good true igl as zeus, blad3 or angel, but seized most experienced
2018-04-06 14:42
I highly doubt Dosia can speak in human
2018-04-06 14:43
1 reply
hahahah
2018-04-06 17:50
hobbit was the igl, what the fuck lol
2018-04-06 13:54
"i wanna create a new type of gameplay" LUL
2018-04-06 14:02
Seized god
2018-04-06 14:03
Gambit is a good team but needs deperately to replace 2 players...Seized and Dosia are not good enough for this team...If Gambit can get 2 good players to replace these two it will be a Top 5 team for sure..
2018-04-06 14:03
3 replies
Replace for whom for top5? Fallen and cold?
2018-04-06 14:43
1 reply
Ange1l and Bondik ? Mir/chopper and jR ? The real question is why would those players leave better teams (atm)
2018-04-07 00:32
Even Thorin said that "Dosia is a CS"
2018-04-06 14:44
#89
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Kazakhstan LichMFK
Seized IGL
2018-04-06 14:04
veryvery expected
2018-04-06 14:16
#93
vberg | 
North America Mang0
Why would anybody care about the igl changing on a tier 2 team
2018-04-06 14:22
Don't compare gambit with navi. Navi was new team with new igl while gambit is more structured and every player has his own role so he just needs to call. It can work if players will trust him but looks like they are broken. Bad decision to kick zeus, cis shuffle inc soon.
2018-04-06 14:25
8 replies
zeus wasn't kicked he left Gambit because Na`Vi offered him better job and more money
2018-04-06 14:42
7 replies
left cuz they kicked kane
2018-04-06 14:42
left cuz Kazakhs are toxic
2018-04-06 14:47
5 replies
left cuz zeus is a money whore
2018-04-06 14:48
3 replies
Aha, 500k for 1 event is worth then 5k in month... Polish mind
2018-04-06 14:50
2 replies
can you write again in english?
2018-04-06 14:59
1 reply
Navi paying less than zeus could win with gambit at tournaments
2018-04-06 15:26
Yeah sure, to join the worst line up of ragers there is at world level LUL
2018-04-07 00:26
#96
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Romania fluxz0r
who the fuck cares that he stepped down from igl-ing? like what? xDD i couldnt care shit less about this one. dick suckers
2018-04-06 14:28
1 reply
fan of dick suckers said that gambot suckers xD
2018-04-06 14:48
zeus fucked up 2 teams, good move zeus
2018-04-06 14:39
Gambit need good igl like zeus or angeil
2018-04-06 14:45
oh wow, so newsworthy... ridiculous
2018-04-06 14:49
#118
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Poland Aloes
Dosia X God IGL mou AWP Adren entry seized riffler hobbit lurker
2018-04-06 15:16
1 reply
That's indeed their best config with this LU
2018-04-07 00:24
rip gambit. when team starts to change igl all the time you know they are in trouble.
2018-04-06 15:18
1 reply
Tell me one team, who not in trouble. Just maybe Imperial ))
2018-04-06 15:28
#124
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Brazil _mith
sk | hobbit
2018-04-06 15:26
2 replies
#126
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United States Will767
fuck no
2018-04-06 15:29
#183
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Europe RadduZEW
He have bad EN, worst than cold and fer EN
2018-04-07 07:45
These news nowadays... "Today dupreeh woke up at 10" "apEX forgot his handkerchief in a cafe" "NiKo finally started to watch Game of Thrones" "fer bought new toilet paper for SK house" FFS.
2018-04-06 15:39
2 replies
Damn it dupreeh you missed an hour of practice
2018-04-06 17:52
XD
2018-04-06 18:36
#129
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Italy Gio_bose
Hobbit great talent wasted on a poor team
2018-04-06 15:36
#130
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India Reaper1
What I don't understand is, how did he become so shit at fragging. Like theres no correlation between seized pre-igl and post-igl. He was legit good before that period.
2018-04-06 15:40
#131
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Russia hanzjosha
seized cant FRAG even without igl role xD
2018-04-06 15:45
I called it when he joined LUL
2018-04-06 15:46
#134
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Russia Bukashka
hltv news are getting worse
2018-04-06 15:58
1 reply
+1 i said this other day and they kept deleting my comments
2018-04-06 16:05
#139
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Russia RoneEZ
Seized backs to igl PogChamp(Omegalul)
2018-04-06 16:21
decoy to igl rip
2018-04-06 16:34
Find an igl in with a brain next time pls lul they even tried dosia as igl cant believe that xD
2018-04-06 16:35
DEJAVU I HAVE BEEN IN THIS PLACE BEFORE
2018-04-06 16:39
#148
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Brazil davidzor
Sad to see Seized on a position he wasn't supposed to be again. Altruism from him.
2018-04-06 16:51
breaking news
2018-04-06 16:54
hltv becoming a sensationalist csgo news source
2018-04-06 17:06
#161
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Serbia ZAG0R
Nooo :( rip gambit, decoy tac inc.
2018-04-06 19:07
ez for Decoy 'masterMind' Kostin
2018-04-06 19:37
Like hobbit was a great idea? is a top 20 player when he gets to be the player not a Igl that need to focus on other stuff. They same whit adren. DOsia have 1 job but he aint doing that very good either maby consider replaceing him ? in my eyes his useless for your team. his weak preformance always have been a issue before he had the excuse he was igl not anymore. And why take in seized? washed up navi player that was shit IGl in navi aswel... Take in 2 new players from other hungry russian teams or the other team from kazatakstan
2018-04-06 20:00
thanks god,they are trash af atm
2018-04-06 20:23
seized igl? Rip gambit. Give to AdreN
2018-04-06 21:07
Many around here judging IGLs for not being top players but in the end of the day, top players in many teams disliking being IGL, affects their skill and dont like being IGLs at all. For that to be the case means being IGL is a fucking exhausting and hard to do.
2018-04-06 21:58
1 reply
That's why you don't put your two starplayers IGLing ( AdreN then Hobbit ).. Also why Fallen is the real MVP in the world..
2018-04-07 00:21
next : mou new IGL of Gambit
2018-04-07 00:23
#182
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Europe RadduZEW
CIS at the moment have 2 big and full cis players and hr with 2, but they dont win anything, i want to SEE after IEM Sydney a cis shuffle on navi org Zeus new coach Edward idk retire and Ange1 with hobbit join team, and i think another cis major win
2018-04-07 07:43
#186
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United States Freakmode
Might as well have the bot igl
2018-04-07 16:53
Seized to igl now :D
2018-04-07 18:07
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