Winstrike complete roster with NickelBack

Having played with the team since the begining of the month, Alexey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov has completed his trial and officially joined the ranks of Winstrike.

NickelBack previously represented pro100 for over a year, from April 2019 to June 2020, and comes in Winstrike as a replacement for Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov who left in July. The 23-year-old Russian, who has taken on the in-game leader role, has played 18 maps for his new team so far and averaged an impressive 1.11 rating, but Winstrike only managed to convert that form into a handful of wins.

"Over the past few years, NickelBack has done a good job and has grown as a player and as a person. That's why I have no doubt that he will perfectly suit our team and lead the team to victories", the team's coach Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov said in the announcement. The two are well acquainted, as they played alongside one another in teams such as EPG and RuSh3D dating back to 2016.

NickelBack is the new leader of Winstrike

Currently ranked #43 in the world, Winstrike have fallen hard from their peak at #24 in May, which came as a result of a second-place finish in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS. hooch's team was unable to find the same success in the WePlay! Clutch Island, after which Hobbit's departure took place, costing them additional RMR points and leaving the team in eight place of their regional standing - behind the likes of Espada and Gambit Youngsters.

"At the moment, we train six days a week and are doing our best to catch the chance to get to the Major. No matter that we lost a significant number of points when the player left. If there is a chance, it is worth trying", the team's coach added.

Winstrike are now:

Ukraine Vladyslav "⁠bondik⁠" Nechyporchuk
Kazakhstan Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev
Kazakhstan Aidyn "⁠KrizzeN⁠" Turlybekov
Russia Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev
Russia Alexey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov

Russia Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov (coach)

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
674
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1357
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
858
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
287
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Russia Alexey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Alexey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
NICE MENS
2020-08-24 15:54
#12
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Brazil TabzeN
look at this photograph
2020-08-24 15:56
its frankenstein
2020-08-24 15:57
no it's frankensteins monster obviously
2020-08-24 16:25
Nikelback left music for this tier 3 team??
2020-08-24 17:13
I supposed his lives on youtube wont monatize that much.
2020-08-24 18:11
i mean when he finally found out that his music aint rock ig he decided to quit thats logical
2020-08-24 23:53
Okay this was funny nice 1
2020-08-24 16:55
Only I got the song reference bro, cheers
2020-08-24 18:42
how you remind me, far away
2020-08-24 22:08
#17
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Belgium huzaifaboi
I love cuuumburgers
2020-08-24 15:57
#29
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Finland Cucumber))
oh i love huzaifas
2020-08-24 16:00
#35
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Estonia muifer
isnt nickelback half finnish?
2020-08-24 16:08
#37
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Finland Cucumber))
i ain't think could be wrong tho
2020-08-24 16:11
no that's waylander
2020-08-24 16:11
#2
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Australia SleepyAsp
Who da fook
2020-08-24 15:54
#58
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Look at this graaaph
2020-08-24 16:57
Look at this photograph!
2020-08-24 15:55
Kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-08-24 15:56
#27
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Philippines vrehs
every time I do it makes me laugh
2020-08-24 15:59
Every time I do it makes me laugh!
2020-08-24 15:56
Nice band.
2020-08-24 15:55
#95
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Sweden EssoNr
"cough" "cough" what did i just hear
2020-08-24 20:54
#6
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Brazil morabrasil
Never made it as a wise man
2020-08-24 15:55
i couldnt cut it as a poor man fraggin'
2020-08-24 15:57
#28
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Brazil morabrasil
tired of living like a flashed man
2020-08-24 15:59
sick of t3 without a sense of winning
2020-08-24 16:26
and this is how you will sign me
2020-08-24 23:15
Nickelback is a beast
2020-08-24 15:55
+1
2020-08-24 15:56
Yes men, I love him
2020-08-24 21:02
him (player) or it (the band)?
2020-08-24 22:09
Both
2020-08-25 10:06
They're the same picture
2020-08-25 12:08
#8
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Georgia Megobari
Love this band and their songs
2020-08-24 15:56
#68
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Brazil CR0CR3
+1
2020-08-24 17:55
#91
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Spain N0Love
What's wrong with you?
2020-08-24 19:38
lmao
2020-08-24 15:56
wow but who cars?
2020-08-24 15:56
#45
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Germany I_car
I car
2020-08-24 16:27
name checks out
2020-08-24 17:58
Great pick up He shew himself good when he stood in on virtus pro instead of adren Edit: rip pro100
2020-08-24 15:58
-KrizzeN +Segiz ASAP
2020-08-24 15:56
Ok that is the worst nickname ever.
2020-08-24 15:57
Nice. Rank 1 team inc.
2020-08-24 15:57
How did our eyes get so red?
2020-08-24 15:57
Nice
2020-08-24 15:57
LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
2020-08-24 15:57
Wp
2020-08-24 15:58
Save lack1 ffs
2020-08-24 15:58
#26
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Switzerland x676
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-08-24 16:00
Weed lifestyle in Switzerland? XD
2020-08-24 16:55
expected , now kick krizen
2020-08-24 16:01
8-man roster?
2020-08-24 16:02
good one
2020-08-24 16:05
He looks like that butler from Adams Family
2020-08-24 16:06
LUL
2020-08-24 17:30
Nickelback > imagine dragons
2020-08-24 16:07
THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM
2020-08-24 16:09
we need AdreN
2020-08-24 16:11
Ok
2020-08-24 16:12
look at this photograph
2020-08-24 16:15
also El1an future top20 player
2020-08-24 16:19
Every time I do it makes me laugh
2020-08-24 16:30
#72
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Brazil Exfm
How did our eyes get so red?
2020-08-24 18:04
nice
2020-08-24 16:27
but kick krizen
2020-08-24 16:27
Nice band haha,
2020-08-24 16:38
wtf 8 man roster?
2020-08-24 16:40
Vse govno sobrali
2020-08-24 16:45
Why not nukkye for example
2020-08-24 16:46
#62
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Ukraine devitt
Or you. You deserve a lot more than just doing comments on hltv. You deserve a good salary 10K$ at at least, nice teammates, hot af gf and etc etc. You deserve it all!
2020-08-24 17:09
nickelback has to be the worst name of all pros
2020-08-24 16:54
#57
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Hong Kong RaqRo
GOOD
2020-08-24 16:56
Look at this photograph Every time I do it makes me laugh How did our eyes get so red? And what the hell is on Joey's head?
2020-08-24 16:58
#60
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South Africa @FyreCS
Get rid of Krizzen and Bondik, +Spellful and +? Nickleback is a great fragger as well as leader. He’s secondary awp role is nice to watch
2020-08-24 17:04
Can't wait to see Shitstrike blow dick some more
2020-08-24 17:07
Literally worst pro name by far
2020-08-24 17:18
sick name
2020-08-24 17:29
expected
2020-08-24 17:41
Never made it as a wise man
2020-08-24 18:01
“The perfect nick name doesnt exi...😳”
2020-08-24 18:01
#73
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Brazil Fauchard
NICKELBACK ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2020-08-24 18:09
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars In the VIP with the movie stars Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair And well, hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes Sign a couple autographs So I can eat my meals for free (I'll have the quesadilla, ha, ha)
2020-08-24 18:11
I thought nickelback was a terrible band :D
2020-08-24 18:18
Losestrike
2020-08-24 18:19
LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAAAAPH
2020-08-24 18:19
#79
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Russia Rapu
Expected.
2020-08-24 18:24
this is how you remind me
2020-08-24 18:26
hold on a second, that's not Chad Kroeger...
2020-08-24 18:40
#86
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Brazil oldStar
+1
2020-08-24 19:02
+1
2020-08-24 19:32
KrizzeN still collecting paychecks lmaooooo
2020-08-24 18:42
Nikelback666 stand in for vp?
2020-08-24 18:43
Worst nickname ever
2020-08-24 18:52
WHO
2020-08-24 19:09
bot
2020-08-24 19:30
Winstrike bought Nickelback??? Must’ve been an expensive acquisition.
2020-08-24 19:33
#92
boltz | 
Brazil xxAxx
Look at this photograph Every time I do it makes me laugh How did our eyes get so red? And what the hell is on Joey's head?
2020-08-24 19:47
Shit band, shit name but gl
2020-08-24 20:01
matt damon joins windstrike
2020-08-24 20:50
#102
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Iceland caverat
crap band
2020-08-25 00:32
Look at this photograph
2020-08-25 04:32
100000 bands in the world and you name yourself after nickelback smh
2020-08-25 07:51
now, how the hell'd we wind up like this?
2020-08-25 07:57
#108
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Ukraine spell931
Imagine having nickname referencing the worst band in the world...
2020-08-25 13:22
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