SANJI returns to AVANGAR lineup for CAC playoffs

Sanjar "SANJI" Kuliev will feature for AVANGAR in the CS:GO Asia Championships playoffs after sitting out the group stage, team manager Nadiia "PrincessFiona" Penzenyk has confirmed.

The Uzbek player missed the 0-2 defeat to mousesports and the 2-1 victory over ViCi due to passport issues after applying for a visa to enter the United States to compete in the ECS Season 8 Finals, which will be held next week in Arlington.

According to the AVANGAR manager, SANJI got his passport back this afternoon and will join up with the rest of the squad ahead of Saturday's quarter-final clash against MIBR, scheduled for 06:00.

SANJI will be available for the playoff match against MIBR

SANJI's availability comes as come as a big boost for the CIS side, who are almost outside the top 10 in the rankings after rising to third in September following a second place at the StarLadder Major and a victory at BLAST Pro Series Moscow. After the CS:GO Asia Championships and the ECS Season 8 Finals, AVANGAR will close the year at EPICENTER, which will be held from December 17-22.

Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
357
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
great news!
2019-11-21 18:19
#16
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Finland trashsports 
“BIG_DESTROYED_MIBR” MIBR 1 great era BIG is trash and will always be I recommend you to change your stupid nickname
2019-11-21 18:30
Rename pls. ty
2019-11-21 18:32
so hopefully now it will be -jame +sanji
2019-11-21 18:51
Mou > adren
2019-11-21 19:21
Hobbit > mou < AdreN
2019-11-21 22:23
#23
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
+1
2019-11-21 18:49
M17R never beat BIG and they never had an era so 0/8
2019-11-21 19:00
Your right mibr didnt just sk and lg right?
2019-11-21 22:03
+1 he's braindead bug is irrelevant and will always be
2019-11-22 11:00
hahahahaahahah nice
2019-11-22 15:40
#20
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Hope they can find One Piece!!!
2019-11-21 18:33
#2
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North America ZachS721 
Congrats
2019-11-21 18:19
#3
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Finland Cucumberous 
welcome back sanji
2019-11-21 18:19
#47
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Finland Smoonah 
must love CAC enough to come back
2019-11-21 20:28
#4
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Germany HLTV_GERMANY 
Good.
2019-11-21 18:19
#5
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Georgia Broozman 
nice
2019-11-21 18:20
#6
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Denmark obama_did_9_11 
thanks shreks wife
2019-11-21 18:20
#14
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Poland Julka 
+1 haha
2019-11-21 18:26
#73
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Ukraine petruska 
what, lul?)
2019-11-22 09:53
#7
United Kingdom Res0 
Yay!
2019-11-21 18:20
nice, lets go AVG > MIBR AVG > ENCE
2019-11-21 18:21
#28
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Brazil Serfas1 
MIBR > AVG MIBR > ENCE MIBR > EVIL GENUISES
2019-11-21 19:00
#59
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China Eleeeeeeven 
by your mean tylol > mibr XD
2019-11-22 00:38
#65
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Brazil Serfas1 
EG > MOUZ EG > TYLOO MIBR > AVANGAR MIBR > ENCE MIBR > EG MIBR WINS THE CAMP
2019-11-22 03:22
Xdd with kngv no way to win any one, win against eg is just lucky.
2019-11-22 17:47
Flukengar couldn't even beat HAVU so how do you think they'll do against their big brother?
2019-11-21 19:01
#32
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Kazakhstan Agzamichno 
Lol ENCE is not fluke anymore then?
2019-11-21 19:05
They never were, unlike Flukengar they managed to stay in top5 until they benched aleksib. What has avangar done after the major? (winning a blast with no real competition is not really an achievement)
2019-11-21 19:09
so what did ence win?
2019-11-21 20:16
Won Blast Madrid by breaking Astralis' Nuke streak, made finals in two top tier tournaments (were really close to winning the other one) and kept challenging and beating the other top 5 teams.
2019-11-21 20:20
they won furia and dead faze on dreamhack and heroic, rng and mibr in chicago tier tounaments with only liquid in it
2019-11-21 20:44
IEM Chigago had 3 of the top 5 teams from the time and the rest of the teams except envy were within the top 16. (both hltv and liquipedia consider this a top tier tournament) DH Masters Dallas had 7 top 10 teams in it and it was included in the IGS. how are those not top tier tournaments?
2019-11-21 20:51
don't misunderstand me, i'm not defending avangar, just want to think about ence one more time
2019-11-21 20:45
And might i add that avangar's biggest achievement since the tier 3 blast was finishing 2nd at a Dreamhack open.
2019-11-21 20:24
#52
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Germany Ezavg 
Everyrhing checks out See u in semifinal We will rek u #EZ4AVG
2019-11-21 21:57
#9
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Japan Pingu_MOUZ 
welcome back AVANGAR boss
2019-11-21 18:21
#10
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
hooray!!
2019-11-21 18:21
#11
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Serbia smiley69 
mou gl
2019-11-21 18:22
#12
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
good lick?)
2019-11-21 18:24
#79
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Kyrgyzstan JimHalpert 
Gay lord, mens
2019-11-22 15:55
#13
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Brazil NahT_ 
fuck, now mibr will need to put some effort to win
2019-11-21 18:25
#57
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Brazil diixon 
+1 LUL HAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-11-21 22:48
Still easy Avangar are trash and got lucky during Major and had the easier final win in a last Moscow
2019-11-22 13:30
#17
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China 0asis 
RIP MIBR
2019-11-21 18:31
#19
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Finland VittuKuningas 
Great !!
2019-11-21 18:32
#21
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Brazil xxAxx 
Oh god, RIP Mibr. Please Mibr disband
2019-11-21 18:48
SMG BEAST IS BACK WOOO
2019-11-21 18:48
#60
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Europe AlL1n 
New meta he may be now famas/galil God. Still feeding jame awps.
2019-11-22 00:47
#25
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Brazil caio_cesar 
RIP MAIBIAR
2019-11-21 18:59
#26
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Brazil caio_cesar 
and BIG/BUG never won anything
2019-11-21 18:59
except mibr
2019-11-21 19:02
#35
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Brazil caio_cesar 
ZOTAC >>>> MAJOR 😎😎 KKKKKKKKK I Just kidding bro
2019-11-21 19:15
Telia Esports Series>>>>>ZOTAC>>>>MAJOR😎 hltv.org/events/4652/telia-esports-serie..
2019-11-21 19:16
#42
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Brazil caio_cesar 
ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas >>>> Telia Esports Series>>>>>ZOTAC>>>>MAJOR😎 hltv.org/events/4698/esl-pro-league-seas..
2019-11-21 20:02
WESG 2018 North Europe Qualifier>>>>ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas >>>> Telia Esports Series>>>>>ZOTAC>>>>MAJOR😎 hltv.org/events/4280/wesg-2018-north-eur..
2019-11-21 20:06
#48
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Brazil caio_cesar 
ECS Season 7 North America Week 5 >>>>>> WESG 2018 North Europe Qualifier>>>>ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas >>>> Telia Esports Series>>>>>ZOTAC>>>>MAJOR😎 hltv.org/events/4422/ecs-season-7-north-..
2019-11-21 20:31
#31
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China Pengas 
Sanji is answering JameGod's call.
2019-11-21 19:03
imagine if he perform worse than standin now.
2019-11-22 01:36
MIBR wins now
2019-11-21 19:13
mou is better,
2019-11-21 19:24
Lol, no.
2019-11-22 04:12
#40
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Europe w1ntermu7e 
Gj to mou And EZ4avangar know People still underestimate what sanji is doing for team
2019-11-21 19:48
+1 that's right, but Idk if it was maniac, he said. Wait, who's the igl of avg?
2019-11-21 23:12
Jame
2019-11-22 07:59
true +
2019-11-22 10:14
sanji and s1mple same person
2019-11-21 22:25
nice
2019-11-21 22:47
Jame saved sanji
2019-11-22 01:36
#63
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Bot
2019-11-22 02:22
#64
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China SkywakerR 
gogogo
2019-11-22 03:20
#67
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
yeah boiii. now they gonna play so fckn good.
2019-11-22 04:24
#68
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Vietnam taburo1312 
God MP9 comeback
2019-11-22 04:41
#71
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China NonMeltIce 
that's nice
2019-11-22 08:33
#74
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Norway SlimeThug 
I've really come to appericiate what Sanji does for Avangar the last few months. Kind of a sick player tbh. True definition of playing for the team
2019-11-22 10:12
mou > sanji > usop
2019-11-22 18:06
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