hooch to replace electronic in Team Russia for WESG qualifier

Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov will be Team Russia's fifth player at the country's WESG qualifier instead of Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov, HLTV.org has learned.

The Natus Vincere prodigy is unable to attend the event due to personal issues, which means that the Russian mix will be without its most in-form player, who has averaged a 1.21 rating on LAN in 2018.

This is not the first time that hooch has found himself standing in for the team. In March, he replaced Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev at the main WESG event, helping the team to collect a $150,000 cheque as they placed top three in Haikou, China.

hooch will play for Team Russia once again

The WESG Russia Finals will take place on October 6 at the IgroMir Exhibition, in Moscow, with Team Russia and forZe - the winner of the closed qualifier - set to duke it out for the spot at the main event.

This means that Team Russia, who will compete at the event under the name Russia.GGBET, will field the following line-up:

Russia Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov
Russia Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin
Russia Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev
Russia Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin
Russia Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov

Note: An earlier version of the article incorrectly mentioned that electronic would not be able to attend the event due to sponsorship obligations.

Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
626
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1054
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1339
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Worst team btw
2018-10-04 17:53
20 replies
#4
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Austria shaak!
Right russia
2018-10-04 17:53
18 replies
rip russia
2018-10-04 17:54
13 replies
Yes
2018-10-04 17:56
12 replies
gg russia
2018-10-04 18:02
11 replies
Belarus better now lmao.
2018-10-04 18:09
10 replies
Lukashenko best president in the world
2018-10-04 18:42
9 replies
No
2018-10-04 18:53
8 replies
#115
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Russia noooxn
da powli wy vse nahui pidorasi
2018-10-04 19:24
7 replies
haha
2018-10-04 21:24
#139
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Russia joxeRRR
Vot tak im burgeram ebanim, SOSATT BLYAT
2018-10-04 21:32
+1
2018-10-05 08:09
? Dafuq ? Reported
2018-10-05 11:31
2 replies
Pallz, do not cry only , ty
2018-10-06 08:30
1 reply
lul
2018-10-06 08:49
+1
2018-10-05 12:41
russki yest ?
2018-10-04 17:57
2 replies
da, bratan
2018-10-04 21:24
EST'
2018-10-04 23:41
Expected tbh :D
2018-10-04 19:25
Exppecto
2018-10-04 18:03
#2
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United Arab Emirates Rashy
Lol
2018-10-04 17:53
k
2018-10-04 17:53
#5
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Lithuania HomeInvader
scared me for a moment lol
2018-10-04 17:53
15 replies
+1
2018-10-04 17:54
#13
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Slovakia Pr0pheT2
Same lol
2018-10-04 17:54
#29
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Poland Unluko
Me too
2018-10-04 17:56
#34
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Hungary Starwii
i thought he's joining NA'VI wtf
2018-10-04 17:57
I saw the title and wanted to kms, but reading it put me at ease
2018-10-04 17:58
same :D
2018-10-04 17:59
XDDD
2018-10-04 18:12
Uff.. you almosted give me earth attack, I think a hooch in Navi.
2018-10-04 18:15
4 replies
earth attack could be very deadly
2018-10-04 18:50
Wouldve been ukrainian flag on the news
2018-10-04 19:36
1 reply
wouldve been a half flag to respect the death of navi
2018-10-05 11:01
+1. xD
2018-10-04 20:02
#82
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Hungary HAWI
same
2018-10-04 18:16
#112
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
+1
2018-10-04 19:17
lmao haha
2018-10-04 22:40
#6
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Ukraine mpletop1
RIP
2018-10-04 17:53
Rip Na'vi :(
2018-10-04 17:53
1 reply
Wdym navi?
2018-10-04 17:58
Rip
2018-10-04 17:53
Oh no(
2018-10-04 17:53
#11
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Slovakia XMBT
Russia without electronic 😭
2018-10-04 17:54
Oooo
2018-10-04 17:54
What the fck is team russia?
2018-10-04 17:54
50 replies
#30
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Poland Unluko
A team for wesg
2018-10-04 17:56
31 replies
And what is wesg? I saw some qualifiers going for it, so why full teams can qualify for it, but team russia guys needs to play as this mix?
2018-10-04 17:58
29 replies
#45
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United Kingdom LooseHS
newfag spotted
2018-10-04 17:59
#69
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Czech Republic QuertyX
all the players need to have the same nationality
2018-10-04 18:07
#93
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Poland Unluko
its like $1.5mil tournament and only players from the same country can attend as a team
2018-10-04 18:28
26 replies
If prize pool is that good, if i were astralis i would still go there.
2018-10-04 18:28
25 replies
the prize pool is there but the prestige isnt so its not really worth it for them. plus no one gets invited so teams have to qualify through online regional qualifiers first.
2018-10-04 22:46
23 replies
Who cares about prestige when there is 1.5m? ALso why they would need even more prestige if they already #1 and everyone is saying its astralis era now. Cant get more prestigious than this.
2018-10-04 22:47
22 replies
well Astralis literally skipped EPICENTER which is also a good amount of money because of how tough it is to do so much traveling. WESG is held in China which is a very long flight from any of the other places where events are held. To be at the top, you have to keep grinding, but if you compete without taking breaks every now and then, you will burn out and won't be able to perform.
2018-10-04 22:55
21 replies
Epicenter is only 250k, no? There is tons of tournaments with 250k latelly, but 1.5m is much better. You can skik 6 epicenters for 1 wesg.
2018-10-04 22:57
20 replies
Epicenter is 300k of which the winning team takes 150k. WESG is 1.5 m of which the winning team takes home 800k. yes that's a lot of prize money, but they players themselves are already earn a ton of money. Not only are they salaried a premium 6 figure salary, they also earn a crap ton from all the tournaments they already win. It's better to win the bigger tournaments more than burn out from attending so many and maybe not win so much. if you were to put yourself in their shoes, you would know that it's not the money that drives them, it's the passion to win. If you wanted to see people playing for the money, look at some of the old NA teams back in the day, they were playing to be mediocre and shit because they knew they were being paid a good salary and didn't have that passion to truly compete at the top.
2018-10-04 23:01
19 replies
If i were put in theyr shoes, i would skip 3 epicenters to go to wesg. Literally same amount of preparation for 3x the money.
2018-10-04 23:02
18 replies
you can't just skip 3 premier events with all the world's best teams, you would lose sponsors, and the entire community would talk negatively about the team and think you're only in it for the money.
2018-10-04 23:03
17 replies
And whats wrong with going for the money? Being pro player is a job after all.
2018-10-04 23:15
you should stop arguing with this retarded kid
2018-10-05 01:08
15 replies
I don't like saying that but he sure as hell is annoying
2018-10-05 01:11
1 reply
yea let’s just use the word uneducated and lack of knowledge of passion
2018-10-05 01:15
Arguing? That wasnt even an argument for argument you need to disagree on something, that was a discussion. Talks about lack of education omegalul.
2018-10-05 02:35
11 replies
you were disagreeing about prestige vs money? are you as retarded as you seem or what?
2018-10-05 02:47
10 replies
Piss off loser, get some education.
2018-10-05 02:48
9 replies
funny when idiots try to act smart then get proved wrong and have no comeback lol.
2018-10-05 02:49
8 replies
Mate, u are retarded :] He didn't say anything wrong and he has a point.
2018-10-05 08:12
7 replies
nice flag, gotta support ur 3rd world country member right
2018-10-05 13:25
6 replies
Go back to school kiddo
2018-10-05 14:18
5 replies
very nice comeback
2018-10-05 18:00
4 replies
Are you retarded or smh? Guy gave valid argument and u gave nothing. All you have to say is "Lithuania is 3rd world", which is nonsense. Anyway, good luck kid, hopefully you will get some brain while u get older
2018-10-06 11:34
3 replies
"Lithuania is 3rd world" Show me where I said those words exactly.
2018-10-06 18:43
2 replies
U are seriously braindamagedeee000000000000000000000000000000000000ee.
2018-10-06 20:21
1 reply
says the retard using “u” as a pronoun
2018-10-09 21:34
#205
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Sweden Dino1
Tbh his kinda right, i know they earn alot of money compared to the normal working pleb. But the working pleb have a carrier until pension while CS players have until 30-32 max. I would for sure make the most out of it and build a fat bank lol, 800k is not small amout of money
2018-10-05 02:51
shit tourney, shit organizers, shit computers, shit place with shit hotels. Thats why not Astralis
2018-10-05 02:33
Pls, - worldedit + mir
2018-10-05 02:30
Its a team with only russians that has been formed only for wesg
2018-10-04 17:58
16 replies
But why they dont play with theyr own teams, why they form a mix for it?
2018-10-04 17:59
15 replies
Because wesg requres a team to be only one nationality which is why teams like faze and mouz cant participate
2018-10-04 18:00
#51
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Switzerland XEMBAO
nationality restrictions
2018-10-04 18:00
Because all the 100% russian teams are trash
2018-10-04 18:01
1 reply
that doesnt answer the question at all
2018-10-04 18:18
WESG is a competition that require all five members of a team to be of the same nationality. So because Navi for example is made up of ukranians and Russians they are ineligeble. So most players form mixes. Teams like Astralis with 5 players from the same nationality can play in this just as their regular team however they usually skip due to the low level of competition. Hope that helps
2018-10-04 18:03
10 replies
Makes sense, when only top team who could rival astralis is mibr.
2018-10-04 18:11
8 replies
mibr sucks last time in group, when lost to team Russia and Big)
2018-10-05 02:36
7 replies
You mean the ex SK?
2018-10-05 02:37
6 replies
Yes, tournament was at march 2018 and it was SK
2018-10-05 02:38
5 replies
It was same roster as this time?
2018-10-05 02:39
4 replies
No, with boltz and taco
2018-10-05 02:54
3 replies
I mean team russia, but thats interesting aswell.
2018-10-05 02:57
2 replies
Elec, seized, worldedit, dosia, hooch
2018-10-05 03:57
1 reply
hooch changed flamie at last moment. Buy ticket for own money and flight to china alone, when other team already was there
2018-10-05 03:58
Still has the highest payout for any cs:go tournament, which says a lot. 800k for the winning team.
2018-10-04 18:19
for WESG you need to have all 5 of the team to be from the same country, so these players made team russia to play WESG
2018-10-04 17:59
xddd
2018-10-04 17:54
hooch is crazy
2018-10-04 17:54
1 reply
this
2018-10-04 18:58
OKAY?? THEN??
2018-10-04 17:54
#19
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Brazil ^7|1
>hooch to replace electronic... Almost got heart attack
2018-10-04 17:55
> The Natus Vincere prodigy is unable to attend the event due to sponsorship obligations > flamie (also on Navi) still going ???????
2018-10-04 17:55
3 replies
That means -flamie soon
2018-10-04 17:56
#35
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United States CallMeTaco
They most likely have something for him in specific. Like how they do commercials for mice with pro players in specific using them.
2018-10-04 17:57
electronic is becoming a star player of NaVi with s1mple. So maybe he's doing some commercials for one of NaVi's sponsors
2018-10-04 17:57
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD i thought HOOCH TO REPLACE ELECTRONIC IN NA'VI
2018-10-04 17:55
Something is wrong when dosia is the best player on your team
2018-10-04 17:55
1 reply
dosia better than any players from ur country tbh
2018-10-04 18:19
clickbait
2018-10-04 17:55
1 reply
#83
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Hungary HAWI
hi despacito
2018-10-04 18:17
That bait
2018-10-04 17:55
#25
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Brazil Botzera__
ok, he can solo carry russia to win(only if astralis dont play) but ok
2018-10-04 17:56
31yo..... stop video games papa and take a normal job ..
2018-10-04 17:56
2 replies
He is an amszing analyst tho
2018-10-04 17:57
1 reply
and daddy ;)
2018-10-04 20:22
Sad
2018-10-04 17:57
#41
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Indonesia jeveneven
Wtf is seized doing there?
2018-10-04 17:58
2 replies
vodka drinking :()
2018-10-04 18:00
well someone has to bot frag? who else to do the job better
2018-10-04 20:22
#42
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Brazil cadik
hooch to replace electronic in NAVI PogChamp
2018-10-04 17:59
LMAO
2018-10-04 18:02
#58
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CIS LRtx
rip team russia
2018-10-04 18:03
lmao
2018-10-04 18:04
#60
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Ukraine sargon32
Rip russia
2018-10-04 18:04
sad.
2018-10-04 18:04
ez for staraya huinya
2018-10-04 18:05
2 replies
+1
2018-10-04 18:07
+1
2018-10-04 18:10
flamie is playing but electronic not? wtf
2018-10-04 18:05
#65
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Latvia Faaakk
hooch>electronic
2018-10-04 18:06
5 replies
0/8
2018-10-04 18:07
#68
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Europe @LEDGER
XDDDDD
2018-10-04 18:07
nt staraya huinya
2018-10-04 18:07
#73
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Europe @LEDGER
And fuck this, elec top 5 2018 but yeah, hooh better
2018-10-04 18:08
yeah on a opposite day
2018-10-04 18:09
solid upgrade
2018-10-04 18:07
rip Team Russia
2018-10-04 18:09
R.I.P NO HOPe
2018-10-04 18:19
2018-10-04 18:22
If hooch replaces electronic for WESG shouldnt it be called WHSG I’ll see myself out.
2018-10-04 18:23
1 reply
Yisss
2018-10-04 18:56
staraja xuinja
2018-10-04 18:37
last time flamie now electronic why not mir? (seized is bad)
2018-10-04 18:40
he wants to play for ukraine with s1mple
2018-10-04 18:39
#99
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Hungary raffai
always hooch xD
2018-10-04 18:43
Gl hooch
2018-10-04 18:47
3 bad igls 1 bad awper and god flamie
2018-10-04 18:51
when is wesg main event
2018-10-04 18:59
8/8 by MIRAA with just 4 words... "Hooch to replace electronic"
2018-10-04 18:59
personal issues electronic mayby toxic kid ?
2018-10-04 19:06
are we in 2005?
2018-10-04 19:07
read this as "hooch to replace electronic" and I thought they meant in Na'Vi )))))
2018-10-04 19:11
team russia? more like "team washed up"
2018-10-04 19:21
#114
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Indonesia holyjoe
mama hooch cumback
2018-10-04 19:22
hooch + dosia combo Kreygasm
2018-10-04 19:28
1 reply
#129
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Brazil bandicoot
+1 good memories
2018-10-04 20:16
My brother mamahoochie excellent, he is IGL of greatest time
2018-10-04 19:31
1 reply
last time at WESG seized was IGL
2018-10-05 02:47
bb rusian gods
2018-10-04 19:34
Rip
2018-10-04 19:34
#122
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Bulgaria AboveYall
dyadya mitya back at it again with dem ez money from wesg LUL
2018-10-04 19:39
-seized -hooch +mir +booMbI4 good team.
2018-10-04 19:42
1 reply
why WEdit in team? He is more shit than other players in team. Waterfallz more better
2018-10-05 02:49
cool
2018-10-04 19:44
F
2018-10-04 19:44
staraya hueta
2018-10-04 19:45
2 replies
Straya*
2018-10-04 22:33
#171
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Ukraine petruska
ahaha i just posted this video
2018-10-04 22:35
#127
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Israel xpicyyy
So s1mple wont play aswell?
2018-10-04 19:55
#132
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Brazil SecondKS
oh fuk, again?? no!!
2018-10-04 20:28
1 reply
lul
2018-10-04 22:32
no elec no russia
2018-10-04 21:02
#136
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Hungary Shiron212
good luck
2018-10-04 21:03
#140
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Slovakia EvErisT
hooch da LEGEND!
2018-10-04 21:34
rip tier 2 lineup is now tier 4
2018-10-04 21:41
Opportunistic hooch ;) Sneaky.
2018-10-04 21:44
#165
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CIS chlenixon
hooch, lol
2018-10-04 22:25
i read "HOOCH TO REPLACE ELECTRONIC" and was like wtffff lol
2018-10-04 22:26
Rip Russia
2018-10-04 22:33
Ez downgrade
2018-10-04 23:14
hoooooooooooooooooooooch
2018-10-04 23:38
GUYS WESG 2018 FINALS AT MARCH AGAIN?
2018-10-05 00:14
#185
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Ukraine Lomz
Podjigatel
2018-10-05 00:47
#189
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Europe RedRoseGG
-russia
2018-10-05 02:00
#209
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Greece anwteros
respect to hooch
2018-10-05 03:32
#212
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Kazakhstan Kadaku
XGod +4
2018-10-05 04:26
#213
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Bulgaria BlindBG11
ok
2018-10-05 05:07
#215
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Russia K1pbI4
Mitya tawi
2018-10-05 08:10
#219
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Ukraine sulyma
d9d9 Mit9 the machine
2018-10-05 09:35
Staraya huinya incoming
2018-10-05 10:12
3 replies
Staraya huinya and flamie playing together?! PogChamp
2018-10-05 10:47
1 reply
yes, it's fuckin' amazing roster, my friend =D *RoflanEbalo*
2018-10-05 10:47
This topic not about your mom.
2018-10-05 20:24
only flamie and dyadya Mitya deserved. Better pick up guys from smaller teams but with much more will and personal skill atm
2018-10-05 12:11
Not the best lineup anyway.. No chopper ? DavCost and mir could also have been considered imo.
2018-10-05 13:18
hoochMama
2018-10-05 13:22
#231
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Russia Peeronid
no electronic, no mir, bad team
2018-10-05 15:30
cyka blyat edit : do you know the way
2018-10-05 15:57
#235
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CIS sergioff
russia without electronic its like barcelona without messi
2018-10-06 00:04
#238
mir | 
Russia M13F
-WE+Jame -hooch+electronic -Dosia+mir ez top1 hltv
2018-10-06 11:25
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