ESL One New York was supposed to be Hobbit's last event under Gambit after the PGL Major Krakow champions decided to accept offers for the player, who has been on their books since 2016.
However, the "small break" between the North American event and StarSeries made the team turn to Hobbit instead of choosing a stand-in for the event, according to a Twitter post from the Eastern European organisation.
Hobbit will play at least one more event with Gambit
Gambit exceeded expectations in New York as they came through a group that also featured mousesports, Natus Vincere and fnatic before meeting their demise at the hands of Liquid in the semi-finals.
The Kazakh team have been drawn with Complexity in the first round of StarSeries, which will take place from October 7-14 at the Kiev Cybersport Arena.
This means that Gambit will attend the Ukrainian event with:
Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev
Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov
Rustem "mou" Telepov
Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov
Nikolay "mir" Bityukov