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:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
503
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Mongolia Uuganbayar 'neuz' Nyam-Otgon
Uuganbayar 'neuz' Nyam-Otgon
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
60
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Mongolia Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkh
Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkh
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Mongolia Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' Battulga
Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' Battulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
257
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Mongolia Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
337
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Bulgaria Amerikana 
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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Sweden Unluko 
n1
2019-09-10 19:39
erkast twofaced toledo
2019-09-10 19:55
#52
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
i feel kinda bad for erkast, now we will never ever hear about him again ;(
2019-09-10 19:56
Mongolia CS stronk
2019-09-10 20:23
erkaSt deserves better
2019-09-10 20:52
#101
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
rip machiengun
2019-09-10 22:11
#150
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
Oh f
2019-09-11 11:38
#62
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Mongolia EastwooDFaze 
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
#68
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Mongolia Tuvshlntugs 
And Mongolians really dont support esports. so esport players had to explore new sponsor from foreigners.
2019-09-10 20:13
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
#153
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Mongolia EastwooDFaze 
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
GL To erkaSt insane player!!!!
2019-09-10 19:38
#113
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Mongolia azero 
ty
2019-09-11 02:12
#3
kNgV- | 
South America GrilO_O 
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
#4
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Turkey montpaylit 
god erkast
2019-09-10 19:38
#154
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United States BIG__DADDY 
+1
2019-09-11 12:38
No machInegun
2019-09-10 19:38
#103
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Finland ENCEL 
Unfortunate((
2019-09-10 22:14
no machinegun no major
2019-09-10 22:24
#144
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Malta SS_ArT 
nuff said
2019-09-11 09:07
why erkaSt look's like AdreN?
2019-09-10 19:38
#11
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
racist spotted
2019-09-10 19:38
Not even close, dude. Lacist confirmed
2019-09-10 19:50
#106
tarik | 
Germany misterE 
I c wat u did there
2019-09-10 22:50
#72
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Russia sloopcool 
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
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
now they need to add Summer
2019-09-10 19:38
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
#13
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
Mogolian CS is back bois ez attend on next Major mark this
2019-09-10 19:39
#16
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Canada thelegend27 
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
#20
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Greece Michaelides 
no machinegun, no party
2019-09-10 19:40
#21
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Other ichiran 
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
He just went to tier 4 probably from tier 2 he ruins his own career
2019-09-10 19:42
visa issue
2019-09-10 19:48
He didn't have a choice he got kicked from grayhound because of visa issues.
2019-09-10 19:56
#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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Malta SS_ArT 
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
draken | 
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
#36
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
Lets go Mongolia!!!
2019-09-10 19:46
#37
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Austria Tw1RLY 
GOOD LUCK!
2019-09-10 19:47
#39
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Israel wetz 
Lmao WHO
2019-09-10 19:48
Israel who?
2019-09-10 19:49
#138
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Israel wetz 
Use Google
2019-09-11 07:32
#47
cyx | 
Belgium HUFTGOLD 
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
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Israel wetz 
Lmao how tilted
2019-09-11 07:31
#139
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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
#44
cyx | 
Belgium HUFTGOLD 
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
I think Machinegun has a different plan for himself. He is currently living in a different country.
2019-09-11 05:00
About tsogoo, I don’t think he wants to leave his home country or even has the opportunity to do so. Visa issue is harsh for Mongolians.
2019-09-11 05:06
imagine an avangar/august mix up that would be sick
2019-09-10 19:54
Nice Mongol cs
2019-09-10 19:59
#55
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Finland Smoonah 
SEPTEMBER
2019-09-10 19:59
Good luck!
2019-09-10 20:00
#57
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Spain Holiwis 
solid tier 3 where's machinegun btw?
2019-09-10 20:02
literally why
2019-09-10 20:02
PogChamp Good luck
2019-09-10 20:03
gg its september
2019-09-10 20:03
#63
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Germany NexTheGod 
wheres machinegun imagine if they somehow get crazyguy
2019-09-10 20:08
#80
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Mongolia 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
#65
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
No Machinegun no party
2019-09-10 20:10
West Mongolia, best Mongolia. (Finland)
2019-09-10 20:11
#67
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Sweden meistr0 
Yikes... I feel so bad for ErkaSt dude....
2019-09-10 20:11
#69
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Brazil NahT_ 
Good luck :)
2019-09-10 20:13
#70
asap | 
Bangladesh asvprocky 
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
#79
asap | 
Bangladesh asvprocky 
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
#78
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Portugal NabasKi 
But it's September already!
2019-09-10 20:36
RIP career
2019-09-10 20:41
#82
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Europe JohnMurphy 
Mongolian scene better than polish/french/english LOL
2019-09-10 20:41
#89
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United States EliteDarkSoul 
+1
2019-09-10 21:09
#83
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Russia 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
AUGUST is already over omegalul ... You just can't not make this bad joke
2019-09-10 21:15
They didn’t name it because they were planning to start playing in August. It’s the month when erkast got kicked and created a team.
2019-09-11 05:17
Oh my... you don't get it, do you?
2019-09-11 05:46
I don't speak monkeynese.
2019-09-11 11:35
And apparently no english too
2019-09-11 14:47
how does it feel like to live in a country where they pay you 500$ a month hahaaha you can only afford to buy your bananas
2019-09-12 12:34
Feels really bad, won't lie
2019-09-12 14:45
#162
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Mongolia EastwooDFaze 
He didn’t get kicked. He was planning on studying in Australia but it is hard to combine cs go and university. So his student visium was not extended. That is the reason why he left Grayhound
2019-09-12 19:47
Which is why he had to leave the organization. There is no difference between having to leave or getting kicked. They're both the same. Plus, I know all the stories behind erkast because I'm a Mongolian myself.
2019-09-13 07:51
#94
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Denmark limsaitama 
LULkast rip career
2019-09-10 21:28
Gl bro
2019-09-10 21:33
So sad that he won't play with Machinegun
2019-09-10 21:40
why he has his own team?
2019-09-10 21:43
#114
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Mongolia Sythapilla 
TheMongolZ already disbanded at May.
2019-09-11 02:35
will machinegun join this new team?
2019-09-11 21:35
#97
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Denmark Matchfix 
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
#107
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United States Tom_D_Cat 
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
Legend, good luck mate!
2019-09-11 04:04
but its september tho
2019-09-11 04:31
#124
loli | 
United States credit 
-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
#132
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Oceania Rusuli 
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
720 | 
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
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
#146
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Mongolia LIKENIZM 
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
#159
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Australia Atzzq 
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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