Hobbit to attend StarSeries with Gambit

Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov will be Gambit's fifth player at StarSeries i-League Season 6, the CIS-based organisation have announced.

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:

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

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
464
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1392
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
#1
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Russia Dedaireks 
I guess Gambit didn't find a new player yet
2018-10-02 20:01
#11
China o_O 
GOdbitt
2018-10-02 20:01
I guess navi didn't grab the bait
2018-10-02 20:38
exactly!
2018-10-02 23:42
More like hobbit didnt find a new team
2018-10-02 20:02
navi should bench edward and replace him with hobbit
2018-10-02 20:05
yeah
2018-10-02 20:30
#54
steel | 
North America Le_s0uL 
+99999999999
2018-10-02 20:45
nope
2018-10-02 20:58
na'vi's problem isnt edward, but they need psychologist, so simple will start rekting astralis till then they wont no.1
2018-10-02 21:43
ugin is their psychologist
2018-10-03 06:32
#86
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
with this lineup, navi can’t improve anymore. they are already at their best peak.
2018-10-03 08:25
+1
2018-10-03 09:30
if gambit and c9 could win major, everyone can
2018-10-03 12:35
Lmao I completely disagree with this. While Edward is somewhat of a weak link in NaVi on paper, I think NaVi would be much better off if Hobbit replaces flamie. NaVi seems to rely so heavily on s1mple and electronic and if they can get a better tertiary star they could easily be more consistent.
2018-10-03 00:03
#85
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Ukraine minemax 
zeus doesn't want to become the worst player in the team by far.
2018-10-03 07:47
#95
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Sweden x6tenceGalaxy 
wtf
2018-10-05 17:47
+1
2018-10-03 09:32
#93
hye | 
Russia sosi 
edward > hobbit anyone from navi > hobbit mb adren>=hobbit
2018-10-03 16:14
NaVi, Avangar
2018-10-02 20:09
#30
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
No fnx and taco = no major
2018-10-02 20:12
Why should he left gambit to join a team who is not better?
2018-10-02 20:22
#58
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Maybe because he got kicked?
2018-10-02 21:09
He is in transfer list not kicked
2018-10-02 21:54
#84
jks | 
Australia buttpickle 
+1 correct
2018-10-03 07:10
#32
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Sweden Unluko 
LUL
2018-10-02 20:16
#34
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Norway Phancy11 
Or they ask too much money for him
2018-10-02 20:19
-Hobbit +Hobbit ez top 1
2018-10-02 22:15
#75
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China Rynaki 
200 IQ
2018-10-02 23:15
Lul Axaxaxa
2018-10-02 19:59
#21
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
lol when you get 0 offers
2018-10-02 20:05
nt dimitri
2018-10-02 20:33
#3
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
lol
2018-10-02 20:00
#4
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
XD
2018-10-02 20:00
#5
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Ukraine petruska 
no one care
2018-10-02 20:01
#6
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Russia zovk 
alo gambit
2018-10-02 20:00
h0bbit 3rd best CIS player just stuck on shit team
2018-10-02 20:00
#16
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Paraguay HighAIching 
stuck on best cis team
2018-10-02 20:02
#25
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
3rd best CIS player? He’s the 2nd best on Gambit lol
2018-10-02 20:10
#38
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Norway Phancy11 
Agree, x God da best
2018-10-02 20:20
#39
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
I was thinking Mou, but sure xD
2018-10-02 20:21
Mou LUL
2018-10-02 20:34
#59
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Germany Xoxo33 
Mou? Are u drunk? He's inconsistent af
2018-10-02 21:10
#65
tarik | 
Hungary ERiKb09 
Xd
2018-10-02 21:35
#79
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Hes been their best player by far recently
2018-10-03 00:37
#94
hye | 
Russia sosi 
mou,adren>hobbit hobbit=mir hobbit>xgod
2018-10-03 16:20
#42
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Europe FJUL 
Gambit only Major Champions with CIS region
2018-10-02 20:23
#46
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
Thanks to Zeus
2018-10-02 20:31
Yeah, because he played alone there.
2018-10-02 21:03
#60
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
His leadershit made this team play to their potential After Zeus left, Gambit became shit They won the Major because of Zeus
2018-10-02 21:11
Cool, and how many times was he with navi in majors? I agree he had a big part in them winning the major but it's thanks to whole team that they won that major not thanks to Zeus.
2018-10-02 21:13
#72
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
Zeus brought out the best in each and every player and they’re all average at best without his leadership - he made them all look amazing. I’m not saying that the others don’t deserve credit, but I’m saying that Zeus deserves the most
2018-10-02 22:18
They just peaked at the same time during the major, if you remember right before the major they were losing literally everything, they wanted to do changes after the major that's how bad they were, something clicked in the major for all of them, all of them played like 200% of their regular skill level and that's it, they were lucky.
2018-10-02 22:22
#97
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
they lost all games before the major (gambit always lose online games to shit teams) but weren't lose a game right in major - it means they were in good shape but they had no confident. They took confident in major games and could win the major
2018-10-05 20:34
They were so bad before the major that even after winning major they still decided to kick their coach which was the reason why Zeus left, so yeah, they weren't in good shape, they just somehow peaked at the major.
2018-10-05 21:04
#96
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Grand final against immortals not the same like against astralis or luminosity
2018-10-05 20:29
good english haha
2018-10-02 23:10
#76
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
*leadership omegalul
2018-10-02 23:39
He's back
2018-10-02 20:00
#9
Lucky | 
Iceland Diveland 
ok
2018-10-02 20:00
-seized +seized flashbacks
2018-10-02 20:00
#12
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
Oh shit its happening
2018-10-02 20:01
#18
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Canada |Frog 
Everybody stay calm
2018-10-02 20:04
#26
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
IMPOSSIBLE IASJd0aqu8hwe09iajwsd 08a7we auisjhd iasjd no but really, Hobbit is the best in the team I dont know whats gonna happen after he is going to leave this team
2018-10-02 20:11
#35
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Canada |Frog 
I guess steal a player from Vega, Avangar, Spirit or Winstrike? I'm not quite sure in all honesty...
2018-10-02 20:20
#40
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
The team will be without org. Gambit pulls out of csgo. Mou also is likely to leave. I hope mou and hobbit replace flamie and edward
2018-10-02 20:22
#53
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Slovakia gayzera 
I asked that question about mou, Gambt answered that there is no -mou incoming
2018-10-02 20:44
#55
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
Weird. Hope he could go to navi. You know if gambit will kick their team? Also -dosia has to happen.
2018-10-02 20:50
"Hobbit to stay with Gambit CSGO" inc
2018-10-02 20:02
#14
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Belarus etozheghost 
Alga gambot
2018-10-02 20:02
#17
f0rest | 
Russia XyetoN 
expected
2018-10-02 20:02
#19
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
Se queda
2018-10-02 20:05
#82
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United States hoobit 
Si
2018-10-03 05:17
#22
NEO | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
classic -Hobbit +Hobbit
2018-10-02 20:06
#31
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Classic CIS CS, noone has money to buy-out him, and noone fron EU want to take him
2018-10-02 20:14
#27
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Denmark potatomato 
He stay
2018-10-02 20:12
#28
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
xaxaxaxaxa -Hobbit +HObbit
2018-10-02 20:12
#29
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CIS KalashDaniel 
im pretty sure hobbit will stay in gambit if they will do well at starseries. we will see
2018-10-02 20:12
#33
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Asia mocity123 
he want to go where?
2018-10-02 20:18
#36
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Denmark beastkiller84 
Alexa play despacito
2018-10-02 20:20
FLAMIE TO ATTEND DREAMHACK MASTERS STOCKHOLM
2018-10-02 20:20
wow didn't expect this ..hobbit and gambit ? let's see maybe now gambit can come back being major winers
2018-10-02 20:28
can u read retard
2018-10-02 20:30
Gambit seems to only do good when they're on the verge of self destruction
2018-10-02 20:41
Lets go Hobbit <333
2018-10-02 20:43
Faze,Avangar,Navi all have chance to sign him
2018-10-02 20:43
#62
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United States BLaCkKobRa 
hobbit has to go to navi
2018-10-02 21:13
#63
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Poland ramones1 
-Hobbit +Hobbit lul
2018-10-02 21:21
#64
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
lmao
2018-10-02 21:30
Well I guess nobody wants to get him (don't have the money). Let's be honest the only CIS team that can buy out Hobbit are Na'Vi and looks like Na'Vi still haven't decided to make a change. I guess Hobbit can't speak English very well, so an EU team is basically impossible.
2018-10-02 21:42
Hobbit as a stand-in for Gambit and himself? Brilliant move.
2018-10-02 22:03
#70
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World Nydhogg 
Seized be like: "Notice me senpai"
2018-10-02 22:07
If I’m na’vi I would replace flamie with hobbit and also get bondik to replace Edward
2018-10-03 01:02
#81
ShahZaM | 
Russia cnd2mn 
good
2018-10-03 02:26
#87
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Asia dspr 
nice
2018-10-03 09:03
Ehrenmann
2018-10-03 13:07
#92
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
RIP BOT'VI
2018-10-03 13:12
#99
Russia xupo 
I think Na'Vi will not kick Edward if wants Zeus to prevent
2018-10-09 14:48
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