Official: Gambit part ways with seized; mir on trial

Striker
May 27th, 2018 16:13

Gambit have announced that they have parted ways with Denis "seized" Kostin, with former Vega Squadron member Nikolay "mir" Bityukov set to try out for the team.

seized had been part of Gambit since early February, when he had replaced Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov, eventually becoming the team's in-game leader before Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov retook the role during the team's campaign at DreamHack Open Tours.

mir has been out of action since early April, as he was placed on Vega Squadron's transfer list following a rocky period with the CIS-based lineup.

mir joins Gambit on a trial period

According to the announcement, the 22-year-old will try out for Gambit for the time being, with his future with the organization depending on their results in the upcoming months.

His first tournament with the squad will be StarSeries i-League Season 5, which begins on Monday, May 28 with the Swiss group stage, where Gambit will first face their compatriots, AVANGAR.

The Kazakh-Russian squad have a busy schedule ahead, as they'll also take part in three more offline tournaments in the next month and a half: GG.BET Majestic (June 5-6), DreamHack Open Summer (June 16-18), and ESL One Cologne (July 3-8).

Gambit now have:

Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov
Kazakhstan Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov
Russia Nikolay "mir" Bityukov (on trial)

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
481
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
874
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
341
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
357
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany Constikdw 
Nice, good change
2018-05-27 16:14
More than expected
2018-05-27 16:15
#19
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Palestine zwe 
yes
2018-05-27 16:16
Expected
2018-05-27 16:20
#38
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Austria shaakeh 
Absolutely expected
2018-05-27 16:21
#45
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
Expected
2018-05-27 16:25
-seized +mir
2018-05-27 16:50
#104
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Bangladesh rainy^^ 
rip gambit
2018-05-27 17:56
expected.. lowest player in da team
2018-05-27 18:51
expected
2018-05-27 20:03
expected
2018-05-28 10:25
#11
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Denmark Twok 
Expected before shakeeh did
2018-05-27 16:15
Me too we both did it before shakeeh
2018-05-27 16:16
Expected for shakeeh to say expected
2018-05-27 16:15
#72
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
Expected for someone to expect shakeeh would have expected the expected
2018-05-27 16:42
100%, mir best CIS player outside of Gambit and Na'Vi
2018-05-27 16:34
qikert, smd - younger and more perspective. i think avangar asked too much money for qikert- i cant believe gambit didnt try to get him.
2018-05-28 08:50
#154
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Kazakhstan Kapkarawka 
+1
2018-05-28 13:30
#155
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Hobbit said, that they dont want to broke Avangar team
2018-05-29 00:32
sorry not smd - sdy ) i mean somedieyoung
2018-05-29 08:21
rip best decoy in the world Denis "seized" Kostin :(
2018-05-27 21:25
#2
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
nice
2018-05-27 16:14
#26
dennis | 
Latvia De1Co 
NiP #2, changing 5th...
2018-05-27 16:18
#47
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Estonia Chaostic 
+1
2018-05-27 16:26
#105
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Bangladesh rainy^^ 
+2
2018-05-27 17:57
#3
FalleN | 
Poland Snoozie1 
Good move
2018-05-27 16:14
Very good move.
2018-05-27 17:24
now get dosia out and get angel to have a team able to win a major again
2018-05-27 19:24
if angel is not busy for the major...
2018-05-27 21:19
#4
JD | 
Poland HooDlesxd 
xd
2018-05-27 16:14
#5
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puqet 
Unexpected shopping
2018-05-27 16:14
dead team
2018-05-27 16:15
#7
fnx | 
Brazil beckergod 
NO IGL LUL
2018-05-27 16:15
#30
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India HarshKK 
Dosia??
2018-05-27 16:19
#107
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Bangladesh rainy^^ 
dosia is a destroyer, why he's igl I don't understand
2018-05-27 17:59
#112
fnx | 
Brazil beckergod 
Dosia get the role, but he isn't a IGL
2018-05-27 18:33
#9
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Finland perkelemeister 
Nice
2018-05-27 16:15
#10
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Russia Nimak 
LOL -decoy
2018-05-27 16:15
#12
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Ukraine 0nF1re 
expected
2018-05-27 16:15
expected
2018-05-27 16:15
unexpected
2018-05-27 16:15
#16
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Russia asdfghqwe123 
too many news about this team, mb stop?
2018-05-27 16:16
biggest mistake ever. Gambit soon tier3 & then disband OmegaLUL
2018-05-27 16:16
WHAAAAAAATTT^&?why are you so angry &
2018-05-27 16:24
Where is BIg
2018-05-27 16:24
preparing for ESL Cologne where's VP lmao
2018-05-27 16:25
with VP is everything ok they are in StarSeries i-League Season 5
2018-05-27 16:32
w0w gz
2018-05-27 16:33
Vp so bad xD. No chance in quali for cologne :)
2018-05-27 21:01
#108
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Bangladesh rainy^^ 
gonna loose first match
2018-05-27 18:01
more like gambit now tier 1 from tier 3
2018-05-27 16:28
#157
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Russia cnd2mn 
true
2018-05-29 08:25
#18
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
N1
2018-05-27 16:16
#21
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Israel Kp$ 
RIP
2018-05-27 16:16
Good luck <3
2018-05-27 16:16
Pk
2018-05-27 16:16
#24
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Gambit just went from tier 2 to tier 1,5.
2018-05-27 16:16
You did a mistake, not 1.5 but 15
2018-05-27 16:20
-11
2018-05-27 16:28
But you made a mistake too you said DID instead of made
2018-05-27 16:30
Oh sorry I'm not from London, happens
2018-05-27 16:38
-s1mple/+seized
2018-05-27 16:16
#27
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Mexico Autistmeister 
expected
2018-05-27 16:19
Gambit tier 1 now
2018-05-27 16:19
navi has missed a great opportunity, morons
2018-05-27 16:19
luul, the greatest opportunity for navi is Bondik, so they don't care about
2018-05-27 16:20
Bondik axaxaxaxaxa
2018-05-27 16:21
nice joke
2018-05-27 16:42
bondik is way more skilled player, also he used to play with navi trion on WESG and fitted perfectly
2018-05-27 16:44
#88
hooch | 
Russia c0ldl3ss 
Both mir/bondik good,but bondik fits better instead of edward in navi(IF they replace him one day),agree here. P.S Lookslike this is the end for seized,gl.
2018-05-27 16:57
> bondik is way more skilled player nt bondick
2018-05-27 17:24
#31
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
LUL Why add him in the first place then??? He was on your team for like 4 months???
2018-05-27 16:20
to see how it will work out?
2018-05-27 16:49
#81
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
to see how it will work out is called "adding on trial" not fucking "signing"
2018-05-27 16:51
he was on trial
2018-05-27 16:52
#86
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
hltv.org/news/22715/seized-joins-gambit-.. check the paragraph right under seized's picture (2nd paragraph) "he was on trial"
2018-05-27 16:53
hm, i checked liqupedia before and it said that seized was on trial all this period. ok then
2018-05-27 16:57
Finally,siezed is shit.
2018-05-27 16:20
Damn
2018-05-27 16:21
#39
draken | 
Europe zwhR 
Weird stuff. Seized didnt even play that bad. Just kick dosia and get a real igl now.
2018-05-27 16:22
#42
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Poland Marcines 
soon -seized +seized anyway
2018-05-27 16:24
#43
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
noise best transfer
2018-05-27 16:24
#44
juliano | 
Macau $anji 
Gambit 2Faced Gaming srsly tho, wasn't seized good? what happened?
2018-05-27 16:25
considering gambit easily beat heroic 2-0 and beat onlinesoldiers 2-1 id say seized wasnt that good
2018-05-27 16:29
#59
juliano | 
Macau $anji 
lul
2018-05-27 16:31
Seized just player who playing like MM player
2018-05-27 19:31
#145
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Seized just player who playing like MM player
2018-05-28 01:25
#117
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Netherlands RaVersoN 
Even Zeus was better in fragging than him
2018-05-27 18:51
#158
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Russia cnd2mn 
2018-05-29 08:27
Gambit the CIS NiP, always changing their 5th
2018-05-27 16:26
#49
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Belarus Sumerechniy 
Pure seized :(
2018-05-27 16:26
#54
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Sweden d3lusional 
Poor Seized*
2018-05-27 16:28
#65
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Belarus Sumerechniy 
ye , LUL
2018-05-27 16:37
#68
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Belarus Sumerechniy 
Thank you for reply
2018-05-27 16:38
nice lads
2018-05-27 16:27
#52
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Sweden d3lusional 
Finally, GL Mir.
2018-05-27 16:28
C9 seized comming
2018-05-27 16:28
#58
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Top10 inc.?
2018-05-27 16:30
#70
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Czech Republic cVmTv 
They are already rofl
2018-05-27 16:39
#71
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Czech Republic Rewask 
hltv says so. but hltv also says C9 is #7
2018-05-27 16:40
then what 10 teams are better than gambit atm?
2018-05-27 16:47
#78
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Czech Republic Rewask 
what top10 teams? all of them. That's why gambit is n.10. But I would say that the likes of RNG, Optic, NRG and maybe North, are all better than Gambit
2018-05-27 16:49
#113
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Czech Republic cVmTv 
No
2018-05-27 18:46
#124
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Czech Republic Rewask 
nice argument you have there m8
2018-05-27 19:25
#148
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Czech Republic cVmTv 
I can agree only with North
2018-05-28 06:52
#149
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Czech Republic Rewask 
even that puts Gambit out of top10
2018-05-28 06:55
#60
NiKo | 
Turkey Pompaci 
Mir is a goat, gambit top5 soon
2018-05-27 16:31
#64
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
best move in long time.
2018-05-27 16:35
Now just replace Dosia with a proper IGL & get a support player and you're gucci -Dosia & mou +Jame & support player
2018-05-27 16:37
adren mou and dosia is a core, they won't change those 3 players i suppose
2018-05-27 16:51
It's a shame. a rifle core of h0bbit, AdreN & mir is nuts. just need a top IGL/Awper/Support
2018-05-27 16:53
-why -mou ? OMEGALUL their only constant player
2018-05-27 17:11
He's good, but nothing spectacular Would rather get a IGL/Awper mix and free a spot for a support player, so the rifle core of h0bbit, AdreN and mir can stay
2018-05-27 17:17
#69
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Europe treyhard 
gambit iz back boiz
2018-05-27 16:39
No IGL = rip. I'll be happy if I'm wrong.
2018-05-27 16:44
#75
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Malaysia byaIi 
exprected
2018-05-27 16:44
#84
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Russia AR4ER 
good decision..gL mir
2018-05-27 16:52
im not shocked sized is very low
2018-05-27 16:56
god mir gl
2018-05-27 17:01
#92
STYKO | 
Netherlands gondoIa 
seized to vega now -kibaken +seized
2018-05-27 17:12
#94
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Guys, what's happening with Seized? is he toxic, depressive, problematic? or what? someone that really follow CIS scene can tell us? thanks! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-27 17:23
#102
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
hes shit and doesnt wanna igl
2018-05-27 17:51
#97
mir | 
CIS sUvaoS 
ez4mir <3
2018-05-27 17:25
where seized going? to flipside? LUL
2018-05-27 17:31
#99
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
It's amazing how fast they change igl and players, if they manage to win a tournament and in the next one thye dont win someone will be kicked, and they will never be a top team.
2018-05-27 17:41
bye bye decoy
2018-05-27 17:49
#101
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Ukraine minemax 
seized was the problem? Ok. :)))
2018-05-27 17:50
necessary he would be somebody to be the problem
2018-05-27 19:28
FINALLY THANK GOD Hopefully -mou +s1mple or ange1 soon
2018-05-27 17:52
RIP seized
2018-05-27 17:58
#109
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Brazil thallysNoiR 
Finally
2018-05-27 18:09
wow
2018-05-27 18:11
#111
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Kazakhstan 1mperium 
Seized go c9 :D
2018-05-27 18:24
#115
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Czech Republic cVmTv 
Lul
2018-05-27 18:47
Expected
2018-05-27 18:47
#118
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
I have been saying seized is terrible ever since I saw this DMG-level B site hold on overpass by him & flamie, when Navi kicked Zeus instead of seized I couldn't believe anyone could be this stupid, and here we are now...
2018-05-27 18:58
Seized will never get good again
2018-05-27 19:02
#120
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Romania Cuntstantin 
pls +ange1
2018-05-27 19:03
#121
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Finland Ingested 
rip decoy
2018-05-27 19:12
i think this was his last chance to play in a top (by hltv ranking) team
2018-05-27 19:21
#128
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Latvia Xaity 
So true . Sad a bit
2018-05-27 19:32
rip seized gl stocking shelves in markets.
2018-05-27 19:32
#129
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Korea ysmple 
gl seized
2018-05-27 19:35
#130
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Indonesia verky 
Good luck!
2018-05-27 19:35
#131
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United States subzera 
lol byebye
2018-05-27 19:39
best transfer top 1
2018-05-27 20:35
Finally
2018-05-27 20:46
kicking a bot for a bot n1
2018-05-27 20:48
#136
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Russia AndruhaPower 
Gambit is done. They dont know what they are doing. Seized said he didn't even know he's being replaced. Gambit changing igl every week. That's not gonna lead anywhere + teams that had their preps done right won't leave a chance to Gambit in upcoming major. That looks a lot like a child's play. I root for gambit but seeing them do frivolous decisions is painful
2018-05-27 20:56
Che Raiza nasmotrelsya? Fignya vse eto, bootcamp na 2-3 nedeli i vse, budut gotovy ebawit
2018-05-27 22:40
#147
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CIS aimmeti 
pezduq
2018-05-28 05:02
c9 siezed?
2018-05-27 21:01
#139
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Denmark Xipingu 
Good transfer, considering Mir has the possible potential to reach bigger heights than Seized. Seized has peaked, I do not believe he will be back at that level again.
2018-05-27 21:15
gl Kolyan =)
2018-05-27 23:04
#144
dupreeh | 
Russia achen 
bb Denya
2018-05-27 23:11
#146
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Russia zencd 
Gambit needs a good IGL firstly. Is `mir` an IGL? Hardly
2018-05-28 03:47
finally
2018-05-28 08:08
gambit top 5
2018-05-28 12:03
rip Vega, Gambit sucks
2018-05-29 13:59
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