Gambit Youngsters transition to six-man roster with Hobbit addition

Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov returns to the organization with which he lifted a Major trophy in 2017, adding maturity to Gambit Youngsters.

With an average age of just 19, Gambit Youngsters's five-man lineup was by far the youngest in the current top 30, with a big gap even to the second-youngest Cloud9 who sit at 21.1. The CIS organization has decided to mature the team by returning Hobbit to the fold.

Hobbit will take on the role of the in-game leader as Gambit Youngsters transition to a six-man roster model which they "are going to test over the next couple of months".

Hobbit will be in-game leading the young Gambit squad

Despite Hobbit's experience, which includes winning the PGL Krakow Major with Gambit in a year which he was also the 11th best player in the world, the team will retain the Youngsters tag moving forward.

"Internally we agreed that this line-up will mature as soon as we become a stable top 30 team in the world according to HLTV.org or qualify for the Major", the team statement reads. "We expect our youth squad to reach these heights with the return of one of the key players in the history of our organization".

Hobbit stepped down from Gambit in 2018 as the team went through a number of roster changes trying to regain their 2017 form. The Kazakh player then had unfruitful stints in HellRaisers and most recently Winstrike, departing the latter team in July.

Over the past two years, Gambit Youngsters have been an interesting prospect, practically taking over the mantle of Gambit's primary team after the main lineup featuring Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov and co. disbanded. Youngsters reached their peak rank of #25 in November of last year and are currently ranked #28, but are still looking for stability at the top and their first Big event outing.

Gambit Youngsters are now:

Russia Timofey "⁠interz⁠" Yakushin
Estonia Anton "⁠supra⁠" Tšernobai
Russia Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov
Russia Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov
Russia Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov
Kazakhstan Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov

Russia Ivan "⁠F_1N⁠" Kochugov (coach)

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
728
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.56
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
407
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
473
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Russia Ivan 'F_1N' Kochugov
Ivan 'F_1N' Kochugov
Age:
37
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.60
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.83
Estonia Anton 'supra' Tšernobai
Anton 'supra' Tšernobai
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
363
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
393
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.60
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
#2
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Netherlands ___Snowy___
Nice change
2020-07-29 10:46
now +dosia
2020-07-29 10:46
1 reply
#18
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North America DoodlyDick
+zeus +mou +adren .. ez major again
2020-07-29 10:49
#5
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Sweden Nokkeri
Hobbit deserves better
2020-07-29 10:47
4 replies
maybe but this team has potential, ax1le and sh1ro are gods and now with hobbit they will have more structure and firepower
2020-07-29 10:48
Not really. Let's be honest, he was a god of that major he won but he never ever even came close to that level again
2020-07-29 11:02
2 replies
#48
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Sweden mielito1
Bro have you seen him play? He was always almost the best player in winstrike when i watched him. Clearly better for his career now top 20 team upcoming
2020-07-29 11:31
He was a god for whole 2017, unfortunately he didnt get to play a lot of big events
2020-07-29 11:44
Great for u hobbit <3
2020-07-29 10:47
#7
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Korea thr33o
WOW
2020-07-29 10:47
"youngsters"
2020-07-29 10:47
3 replies
Hobbits have a longer life expectancy than humans, so in hobbit age he's actually still a youngster. It all makes sense.
2020-07-29 14:35
Hobbits have a longer life expectancy than humans, so in hobbit age he's actually still a youngster. It all makes sense.
2020-07-29 20:25
Hobbits have a longer life expectancy than humans, so in hobbit age he's actually still a youngster. It all makes sense.
2020-07-30 19:20
26 yo youngsters
2020-07-29 10:47
#10
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Estonia rafio
hobbit there? wth
2020-07-29 10:47
pog
2020-07-29 10:48
#14
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Russia Syonamaru
Gambit Childrens and Kumis milk part 1
2020-07-29 10:48
Hobbit should just go to NaVi and replace Perfecto instead. Well, Good Luck For H0bbit!
2020-07-29 10:48
#16
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Indonesia Journeast
How about Gambit Senior? Dosia?
2020-07-29 10:48
I wanted hobbit in v.p tbh
2020-07-29 10:49
#19
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Russia Praeter
questionable move in my opinion, not sure if Abay will work together with the youngsters
2020-07-29 10:50
rip gambit
2020-07-29 10:51
#22
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Philippines B3nk4i
A solid pickup considering whose available in the region, but this move feels like they're gonna make a change soon. Like a player going up to another team. But either way great nostalgia Good luck to gambit
2020-07-29 10:51
> Youngsters > 26 years old pick one
2020-07-29 10:52
1 reply
#81
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United Kingdom Multiplism
Once Ax1Le turns 20 which will be in 1.5 years.
2020-07-29 13:53
#24
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Hungary subzera
yeah, that wont make the youngsters feel any pressure. just bringing back the 26yo that won the major with the org.
2020-07-29 10:57
1 reply
#77
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France cedd
he's an upgrade over two players in the team and they're on the comeup
2020-07-29 13:04
Very good idea. Interz is rly bad and nafany should take other role. Big upgrade
2020-07-29 10:58
3 replies
+hobbit -interz nafany still IGL xD
2020-07-29 11:15
2 replies
did you even read the text
2020-07-29 12:06
1 reply
no i blind LUL
2020-07-29 12:09
These 6+ men roster moves are so dumb. This is not football, boys. The key to having a successful team is to find 5 players with good chemistry.
2020-07-29 10:58
#27
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Poland SebL
Hobbit is insane. It's a great addition. I think he should replace interz in their main roster, because he played like shit lately, and interz should stay as a 6th player, if they need stand-in or something. For me with this change Gambit Youngsters can enter TOP 20.
2020-07-29 10:59
4 replies
He wl replace supra
2020-07-29 16:16
3 replies
#111
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Poland SebL
I mean changing supra for him is a good move, but honestly I would prefer to change interz. supra is nothing special, but when he has to he frags, so I would like to keep him and remove interz instead.
2020-07-29 17:01
2 replies
overdrive said they want hobbit to be the main caller and nafany the second . and he said supra is the one most likely replaced but can be interz also
2020-07-29 17:37
1 reply
#123
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Poland SebL
Hopefully it will be interz. As I said, supra is enough to stay for me.
2020-07-29 20:38
#28
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India Ez4ez
-interz now
2020-07-29 10:59
#29
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Macau Be_Happier
Gambit isnt need him
2020-07-29 10:59
6 man? lol rip youngster YOUNG not 26 hahaha
2020-07-29 11:00
3 replies
GY for a long time the main lineup
2020-07-29 11:08
2 replies
#85
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Russia M13F
after major
2020-07-29 14:37
1 reply
for what u write to me
2020-07-29 20:15
What a shame.
2020-07-29 11:00
#32
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United Kingdom sslemons
what a fall from grace
2020-07-29 11:01
such a bad move wtf
2020-07-29 11:09
ohhh baby its time for Gambit top 20
2020-07-29 11:18
Youngster at 26 yo nice
2020-07-29 11:20
#42
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Switzerland x676
hahhahahahahaahahha gj, lets steal some paychecks!!
2020-07-29 11:22
#44
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Germany Pforzfox
Honestly, this just feels like Gambit might soon announce that the Youngsters are now their official main roster.
2020-07-29 11:24
1 reply
they already said that when Dosia teams disband
2020-07-29 11:54
young star hobbit
2020-07-29 11:27
Hobbit left Winstrike for this?
2020-07-29 11:29
#47
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Sweden katt1n
Pedo hobbit lmao
2020-07-29 11:30
Rip gambit with this bot
2020-07-29 11:32
Remove youngstar of clanname
2020-07-29 11:35
3 replies
+1
2020-07-29 16:45
+1
2020-07-29 17:30
+1
2020-07-29 22:02
ez money to hobbit
2020-07-29 11:37
Good one
2020-07-29 11:45
What a great backup to have <3
2020-07-29 11:51
sh1ro to navi PogChamp
2020-07-29 11:59
6 vs 5 ez
2020-07-29 12:06
Why cis team writes in English on twitter 🤦🏼‍♀️
2020-07-29 12:17
3 replies
#62
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Ukraine devitt
Because esports is international sports and you have to keep up the standarts? Lul that was some stupid ass logic by you
2020-07-29 12:21
name checks out
2020-07-29 12:34
Globalization.
2020-07-30 16:43
nice youngster
2020-07-29 12:20
Hobbit deserves better imo. Good luck anyway.
2020-07-29 12:24
Hobbit a youngster?!?!?! LuL
2020-07-29 12:40
They should have gotten rid of the "Youngsters" tag for a long time now
2020-07-29 12:42
that's discouraging, why??
2020-07-29 12:44
Yo les noobs, Good addition imo, will help them get over the pressure that hinders them from qualifying to a big event. To all the retards saying "youngsters 26 yo KEKW" or that they should remove the youngsters tag, they already ARE the main roster of Gambit, but if you knew how to read they made it clear that they will remove the tag when they become a stable top 30 team/qualify for a Major.
2020-07-29 12:51
1 reply
Yo le noob, I agree with you
2020-07-29 13:05
Interesting, now -youngsters + = Gambit
2020-07-29 13:03
Good luck
2020-07-29 13:04
#79
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Russia parovozik
ez top60 now
2020-07-29 13:50
king
2020-07-29 13:52
god hobbit, come to brazil
2020-07-29 14:05
Return of the King
2020-07-29 14:41
Delete me admin
2020-07-29 14:43
#94
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Hungary raffai
Lul what a downgrade for Hobbit xdddd
2020-07-29 15:08
1 reply
? Literally the best up and coming CIS team lol?!
2020-07-29 21:53
#97
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Colombia AlejoBuh
26yo Youngsters Pick one
2020-07-29 15:28
26yo LUL KEKW OMEGALUL
2020-07-29 15:28
kekw 26yo young
2020-07-29 15:32
real youngster over there
2020-07-29 16:09
#110
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Europe Gigska
why just not rename simple to Gambit?
2020-07-29 16:46
1 reply
+1
2020-07-29 17:29
he not so Yung anymore tho
2020-07-29 17:02
26 years old "youngsters" xdddddd
2020-07-29 17:27
From main gambit to gambit academy imgur.com/hmbyVnR
2020-07-29 17:32
3 replies
its gambits main roster now so
2020-07-29 20:43
2 replies
yes and they need to be renamed
2020-07-29 20:44
1 reply
yeah true, I dont see them as an academy team anymore
2020-07-29 21:22
Why do they still call themselves Gambit Youngsters xD
2020-07-29 18:51
hobbit gl hf))))
2020-07-29 19:03
#120
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Portugal ros4lesxx
Hobbit IGL??? maybe -nafany
2020-07-29 19:40
2 replies
Why on earth would they remove Nafany? Nafany >>>>>>>>> Interz
2020-07-29 21:51
1 reply
#133
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Portugal ros4lesxx
they would be removing a nice support to add an entry fragger/IGL
2020-07-30 00:23
rename team to Gambit FFS !!!
2020-07-30 00:02
#134
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South America ZyvvOo
26 yo= young
2020-07-30 00:45
2 replies
0-19 = Child 20-29 = Young 30-59 = Middle 60-109 = Old 100+ = Methuselahman
2020-07-30 01:11
1 reply
#138
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South America ZyvvOo
stop reading at 19 child
2020-07-30 04:51
#136
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Brazil hugoooo
I think they are getting ready for the moment sh1ro leaves...
2020-07-30 03:42
#137
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Bangladesh abghunter
youngster with a wife and kid
2020-07-30 04:29
I'm still don't understand why the organization didn't transfer youngsters to the main team.
2020-07-30 17:36
10 men roster with hobbit dosia mou adren and fitch
2020-07-30 19:56
#147
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United States xcalibot
WTF HOBBIT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-07-31 17:41
2 replies
#148
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United States xcalibot
HOBBIT IS MORE OLD THAN MY GRANDMA WTF HAHAHAHAHA
2020-07-31 17:41
1 reply
#149
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Kazakhstan Dosss
u’re so funny)
2020-07-31 17:57
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