erkaSt headlines new Mongolian team AUGUST

Former Grayhound player Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga has officially linked up with other Mongolian players in a new team called AUGUST.

erkaSt had already confirmed at the StarLadder Major his plans to build a Mongolian team alongside ex-5POWER duo Gan-Erdene "⁠dobu⁠" Batbold and Batbayar "⁠kabal⁠" Bat-Enkh after being forced to leave Grayhound due to visa issues.

The trio will be joined by another well-known Mongolian player in Temuulen "⁠Zilkenberg⁠" Battulga. The 24-year-old, who was part of the TheMongolz roster that attended two Minors and three IEM events in 2016 and 2017, was enticed to come back from inactivity after almost two years on the sidelines.

erkaSt and the rest of the team are living in China

Rounding out the roster is 19-year-old talent Uuganbayar "⁠neuz⁠" Nyam-Otgon, formerly of Storm Rider and TheMongolz. He took part in the East Asia closed qualifier for the most recent Asia Minor with Enkhtaivan "⁠Machinegun⁠" Lkhagva's squad, averaging a 1.17 rating as the team finished in 5th-6th place.

The players have already relocated to China, where they hope to start their journey to the top. And according to erkaSt, AUGUST's goal is to become "a top-two team in the Asia Pacific region in 2020 and make it to the New Challengers Stage" of a Major.

"When I knew about my exit from Grayhound because of the visa issues I talked with dobu and kabal immediately because building a Mongolian team with those two was something we had discussed for so long," the former Grayhound player told HLTV.org.

"Their contracts ended in August, which was perfect for us. Zilkenberg has been inactive for a while, but if we update him on the recent meta he can be a big asset to our team.

"neuz is the youngest and does not have that much experience, but he has a lot of motivation and is willing to improve himself, so we have big faith in him."

AUGUST, who will make their first appearance in the Chinese open qualifier for ESL Pro League S9 Asia relegation, which will kick off on Wednesday, have the following line-up:

Mongolia Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga
Mongolia Gan-Erdene "⁠dobu⁠" Batbold
Mongolia Batbayar "⁠kabal⁠" Bat-Enkh
Mongolia Temuulen "⁠Zilkenberg⁠" Battulga
Mongolia Uuganbayar "⁠neuz⁠" Nyam-Otgon

Mongolia Tuguldur "flynn" Gansukh (coach)

Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
657
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Mongolia Uuganbayar 'neuz' Nyam-Otgon
Uuganbayar 'neuz' Nyam-Otgon
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
141
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.10
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
781
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Mongolia Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkh
Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkh
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
652
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Mongolia Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' Battulga
Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' Battulga
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Mongolia Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Canada LARRATT
ferkaSt
2019-09-10 19:38
erkaSt and the rest of the team are living in China big F
2019-09-10 19:38
#14
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Poland Unluko
n1
2019-09-10 19:39
erkast twofaced toledo
2019-09-10 19:55
It is due to the faster internet connection plus they can concentrate on cs go.
2019-09-10 20:05
What prevents them from concentrating on csgo in mongolia other than internet connection im curious
2019-09-10 21:07
mongolians have to master mounted archery .It is a distraction
2019-09-10 21:11
#130
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Australia zanics
mongolia has its own great wall problem
2019-09-11 06:17
And Mongolians really dont support esports. so esport players had to explore new sponsor from foreigners.
2019-09-10 20:13
#92
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United States Tushkaaa
Lack of sponsors and supporters in Mongolia
2019-09-10 21:15
I am always surprised how many Mongolians are here, are you real? :)
2019-09-11 07:11
Ich denke schon einige ich habe auch gerade den Major besucht.
2019-09-11 12:16
Sounds fantastic. Also nice German skills:P
2019-09-11 15:24
ZINKENBERG!@@@!!!!!
2019-09-10 20:15
200IQ play, you need no visa when your team won't go anywhere Kidding <3
2019-09-10 19:50
I gotta admit , you had us in the first half ! But seriously , it's sooo heartbreaking he won't be playing with the boys anymore :(
2019-09-10 20:01
that's heartbreaking but true
2019-09-11 04:34
god erkast
2019-09-10 19:38
+1
2019-09-11 12:38
No machInegun
2019-09-10 19:38
Unfortunate((
2019-09-10 22:14
no machinegun no major
2019-09-10 22:24
#144
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United States Rakitic
nuff said
2019-09-11 09:07
#6
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Europe LoookATme
why erkaSt look's like AdreN?
2019-09-10 19:38
#11
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Myanmar xdcc
racist spotted
2019-09-10 19:38
Not even close, dude. Lacist confirmed
2019-09-10 19:50
#106
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Germany misterE
I c wat u did there
2019-09-10 22:50
To be honest that's AdreN, but playing with VPN
2019-09-10 20:15
He does't looks like AdreN fucking xoxol
2019-09-11 07:42
#8
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Myanmar xdcc
now they need to add Summer
2019-09-10 19:38
#9
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Russia kami_kira
good luck gold horde!
2019-09-10 19:38
Next Major Winner ALGA KAZASTAN
2019-09-10 19:38
Alga avangar horde)
2019-09-11 06:24
#12
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France Uexo
Pls cume beck Erkast :(
2019-09-10 19:38
Mogolian CS is back bois ez attend on next Major mark this
2019-09-10 19:39
dead on arrival, rip erkast
2019-09-10 19:39
pretty much
2019-09-10 19:40
#17
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Czech Republic Noxar
GG Unless?
2019-09-10 19:40
Sad for erkast
2019-09-10 19:40
no machinegun, no party
2019-09-10 19:40
Finally dobu, kabal, erkast!
2019-09-10 19:40
Wait, wut? Its september, is this team delayed or sthing?
2019-09-10 19:40
no ur brain delayed
2019-09-11 05:00
WHO!?
2019-09-10 19:41
#25
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United Kingdom S4nctum
welcome to tier 999999 erkast
2019-09-10 19:41
#27
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United Kingdom VOSSKi
they could possibly make it to the asian minor tbh gl
2019-09-10 19:43
Rip dickstacy teammate
2019-09-10 19:42
#29
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Serbia Perhan
zilki is back boys time to dominate
2019-09-10 19:42
Rip tier 500 team and scenne
2019-09-10 19:42
Netherland cs? lmao
2019-09-10 19:49
#112
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Australia g11
hahahaha Netherland cs tier 7
2019-09-11 02:08
GOD CHRISJ carries the scene
2019-09-11 04:32
#145
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United States Rakitic
Don't forget DocC
2019-09-11 09:08
Actually I'm from monkey land, Brazil, i love Netherlands history and Monarchy. Yes I'm fake flag
2019-09-11 04:19
#31
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Switzerland x676
t300
2019-09-10 19:43
#32
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Russia ToughGuy
bad move but gl
2019-09-10 19:45
#33
allu | 
Liechtenstein mary69
gl erkast!!
2019-09-10 19:45
erkast 2020 top1
2019-09-10 19:46
#35
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Finland wrathh
*sniff* *sniff* [catches faint scent of uuhai in the distance]
2019-09-10 19:46
Lets go Mongolia!!!
2019-09-10 19:46
#37
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Ukraine zCainee
GOOD LUCK!
2019-09-10 19:47
#39
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Lmao WHO
2019-09-10 19:48
Israel who?
2019-09-10 19:49
#138
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Use Google
2019-09-11 07:32
Former Grayhound player Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga
2019-09-10 19:51
2 minor winner in august israel how many ?
2019-09-11 06:21
#137
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Lmao how tilted
2019-09-11 07:31
#139
faveN | 
Israel wetz
By saying "who" I meant the other guys
2019-09-11 07:32
sucks
2019-09-10 19:48
jetlag team?
2019-09-10 19:49
feelsbadman for this guy
2019-09-10 19:50
-neuz +any mongolian
2019-09-10 19:50
Machinegun zilkenberg erkast tsogoo dobu Much better :)
2019-09-10 19:54
+1
2019-09-10 19:55
#49
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Malaysia Suno[t]
imagine an avangar/august mix up that would be sick
2019-09-10 19:54
#54
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nice Mongol cs
2019-09-10 19:59
#55
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Finland Smoonah
SEPTEMBER
2019-09-10 19:59
#57
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Europe Holiwis
solid tier 3 where's machinegun btw?
2019-09-10 20:02
literally why
2019-09-10 20:02
#60
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Hungary Shiron212
PogChamp Good luck
2019-09-10 20:03
gg its september
2019-09-10 20:03
wheres machinegun imagine if they somehow get crazyguy
2019-09-10 20:08
#80
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Canada dennek
machinegun has child and wife now, guess he doesnt focus on the game anymore
2019-09-10 20:38
feelsbadman
2019-09-10 20:10
No Machinegun no party
2019-09-10 20:10
West Mongolia, best Mongolia. (Finland)
2019-09-10 20:11
Yikes... I feel so bad for ErkaSt dude....
2019-09-10 20:11
Good luck :)
2019-09-10 20:13
why do all the names sound like spider names
2019-09-10 20:13
Your bangladeshi names probably sound the same to others. Don't be mean, dude.
2019-09-10 20:24
fakeflagging, was meant as a joke calm down.
2019-09-10 20:37
Gl bro
2019-09-10 20:14
wow, gl congratulations mongolian mens, finally u have some good team
2019-09-10 20:17
-neuz +machinegun Best possible mongolian team
2019-09-10 20:21
RIP career
2019-09-10 20:41
Mongolian scene better than polish/french/english LOL
2019-09-10 20:41
+1
2019-09-10 21:09
#83
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Yugoslavia pepols))))
wtf its september
2019-09-10 20:45
#84
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Mongolia Bubashka11
Haters Gonna Hate, Let’s show them what we god AUGUst
2019-09-10 20:51
erkaSt deadborn
2019-09-10 21:08
#90
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Russia sasha1608
Good Luck bro.
2019-09-10 21:10
#93
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Brazil bigjohnson
AUGUST is already over omegalul ... You just can't not make this bad joke
2019-09-10 21:15
LULkast rip career
2019-09-10 21:28
Gl bro
2019-09-10 21:33
Decent for Asia, shit for international
2019-09-10 21:41
#99
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Europe Bra7i1
from Grayhound to throw for food
2019-09-10 22:05
1 good comment here LUL
2019-09-11 04:02
AUGUST will be LIT🔥🔥
2019-09-10 22:07
Mongolian EX-SS?
2019-09-10 22:13
AUGUST IN SEPTEMBER LUL
2019-09-10 22:28
It's September u silly geese!
2019-09-10 22:56
#108
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Hungary StraYzie
+Machinegun
2019-09-10 23:06
gl
2019-09-10 23:12
tier9
2019-09-11 01:04
Machinegun.....
2019-09-11 01:57
#116
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World Beard43
Legend, good luck mate!
2019-09-11 04:04
but its september tho
2019-09-11 04:31
-erkast +machinegun
2019-09-11 05:08
#127
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Asia madar4
no2 erkast mgl #1 dude
2019-09-11 05:47
#128
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Mongolia kaje33
nc1
2019-09-11 05:53
#129
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Asia madar4
GOOD LUCK BOYZ
2019-09-11 05:58
To go to the major they either have to be top 1 China and beat all the upcoming Thai teams, or they have to beat Grayhound and be 2nd in China. GL, should be very difficult
2019-09-11 06:24
#134
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Asia qw3z
lees go bois
2019-09-11 06:48
#136
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United States freddy9c
Best of luck
2019-09-11 07:16
#141
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Australia csRIOTgo
this team will conquer CS:GO world like Genghis Khan conqured the world
2019-09-11 08:23
gl to them
2019-09-11 08:53
Go go go! Team August!
2019-09-11 09:26
where the fock is Machinegun ??
2019-09-11 11:05
Nice to see Mongolian cs back. GL ERKA
2019-09-11 11:09
Pog
2019-09-11 11:43
we will finally have a top3 team
2019-09-11 11:45
wheres machinegan?!
2019-09-11 13:47
BRING BACK THE MONGOLZ
2019-09-12 01:33
Hope they make it to major that logo looks sick
2019-09-13 07:55
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