DrobnY joins Hard Legion on two-month trial

The Russian team has picked up the 21-year-old AWPer to fill the gap left by the departure of Dmitry "⁠rAge⁠" Bolotov.

Hard Legion announced the addition of Anton "⁠DrobnY⁠" Drobny to their team, completing their lineup after being down to four members since the middle of September following the departure former Windigo Academy player rAge.

DrobnY, who played his last HLTV-featured match a year ago for Royalty and spent the majority of his career in MAJESTY, will be on trial for two months, with a full-time contract to be offered to him depending on his integration in the lineup.

DrobnY will trial for the AWP role in Hard Legion

The Russian team has been in a center of a lot of negative attention over the last two months, as their former coach Aleksandr "⁠zoneR⁠" Bogatiryev was one of the first three to be found using the coaching bug exploit. zoneR was let go from the team, but due to the bug abuse happening in ESL One: Road to Rio CIS where Hard Legion finished third, the team's Regional Major Ranking points were reset and they lost a spot in the upcoming ESL One New York - CIS.

On Monday, ESIC released their initial findings regarding the coaching bug abuse, extending their former coach's ban to the maximum of 36 months, but also penalizing the team's now-former assistant coach Erik "⁠AKIMOV⁠" Akimov (7.5 months ban), and current CS:GO manager Egor "fuRy^" Morin (7.5 months ban). Their newly signed coach Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk was also banned for an infraction dating back to 2017, but the Russian team decided to keep him on board and work with the Ukrainian outside of official matches in ESIC-sanctioned events.

Hard Legion will debut their new lineup featuring DrobnY in the IEM Beijing - Europe Open Qualifier #1 on October 5:

Russia Semyon "⁠kinqie⁠" Lisitsyn
Russia Svyatoslav "⁠svyat⁠" Dovbakh
Russia Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko
Russia Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy
Ukraine Anton "⁠DrobnY⁠" Drobny (trial)

Ukraine Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk (coach)

Russia Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsyn
Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsyn
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Erik 'AKIMOV' Akimov
Erik 'AKIMOV' Akimov
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
62
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Russia Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakh
Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakh
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Anton 'DrobnY' Drobny
Anton 'DrobnY' Drobny
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
30
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.08
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
591
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Dmitry 'rAge' Bolotov
Dmitry 'rAge' Bolotov
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
318
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
603
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
102
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
#4
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Ukraine YUR4S
Drobny=Rage+Krad
2020-10-01 16:58
WTF they look the same
2020-10-01 16:58
nice
2020-10-01 16:58
"In starix we trust" LMFAO
2020-10-01 16:58
#46
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
Ye, whats wrong?
2020-10-01 17:42
What a clown, going to reply everyone's comment to defend a cheater.
2020-10-01 18:38
It's look likes he is fan of scumbag team.
2020-10-01 18:43
Ah ye, you are so damn right, my profile clearly shows that im their fan :D Why dont u talk NaVi a scumbag team? THEY USED CHEATS MATE. THEY ARE CHEATERS. SCUMBAG team.....
2020-10-01 21:08
Yes, you are right they was scumbag team when starix was couch, with him they was showing no results, problems in team, pluss bug using. But then comes back Kane and Zues and all change. If it's proves that Kane or B1ad3 is using bag, that yes scumbag team.
2020-10-02 09:42
defend a cheater? :D:D:D:D:D:D:D Oh jesus, they way u talk just shows how stupid you are. Why dont we talk about Hunden who won a motherfuckin Cologne lmao.... Starix knew about this bug years ago. He said that like weeks or months ago before he got "banned". Because of the old pov where his pov glitched in 1 game of NaVi.
2020-10-01 21:05
#137
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Sweden quacke
A convicted cheater is a cheater no matter the circumstances. HUNDEN did not cheat during Cologne. His ban was due to incidents in DH Masters and Home Sweet Home Cup. The Cologne demos were reviewed and he was found to be innocent. starix stated he knew about it in 2016. His ban was given due to abuse in a NaVi game in 2017. He was aware of the bug's existence, it happened to him in-game, and he didn't report it rather visibly turned his camera to gain information. Whether he used this info is unknown but it warrants a ban as he gained information that wasn't supposed to be given to him. Against the rules. Moving the attention from starix to HUNDEN does not favor your argument. Yes, we can talk about HUNDEN as well, he cheated for more rounds in more games. His ban was very well deserved. That does not change the fact that starix's ban also was very well deserved as he cheated. He also openly accused another player of cheating, all the while being a cheater himself. The hypocrisy is through the roof. In #125 you said almost the exact same thing just in a different context: instead of responding to the argument at hand you shift the attention to another team, in this case NaVi. For the record, aside from the starix-incident, when did NaVi cheat?
2020-10-02 00:41
Well, as u already said, this happened to him once a few years ago. He was openly talking about it and was almost shocked when he found out that he got banned :) Lmbt got banned for games he didnt even participate in. In different games. And the fact that everyone hates no one but starix just shows how everyone is obsessed with Russia/Ukraine and their region. An american got caught using steroids (doping) ? "Ah, shit happens mate." Russians got caught? "Lets ban them from any event for the rest of their lifes" :D Same here. All thanks to JW who started this drama because of starix words about flusha that werent even translated correct. He didnt even do 1/100 of what others did.
2020-10-02 01:43
WHOMEGALUL
2020-10-01 16:59
#9
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Unkown Ukranian? New s1mple? Pog
2020-10-01 16:59
hltv.org/player/20127/w0nderful this is new s0mple i dont know who the other bot is
2020-10-01 17:00
+1
2020-10-01 17:09
#60
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
2020-10-01 17:45
Not so fast, hi is playing against tier4-5 teams, if he can show close result against tier1-2 teams what he is showing against tier4-5 teams than and only then you can call him future S1mple
2020-10-01 18:46
this team should disband, this org should be banned from every event
2020-10-01 17:00
+1
2020-10-01 17:18
#51
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
what about mibr?
2020-10-01 17:43
two very different situations
2020-10-01 17:45
#63
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
ah, ok :D
2020-10-01 17:45
Disband and org ban too
2020-10-01 18:00
#75
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
disbang and ban faze mouse ence etc too
2020-10-01 18:01
Ha mibr? Mibr have banned 2 couches and one team manager for bag using? No. And then all are saying "Hard Legion player can't know about couch using bag" really? Team have banned 3 persons for bag using. And you are asinh what about mibr?! :D
2020-10-01 18:53
3 persons? Good Morning, Latvia, you fucked up. What does starix have to do with HL? And who is their manager and what did he do?
2020-10-01 20:29
#139
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Sweden quacke
Read the article. starix is the coach of HL. Their manager was banned alongside the two ex-coaches. It's literally in the article.
2020-10-02 00:45
You idiot. There are two couches. First ZoneR Second Akimov And what about manager, when zoneR was out and Akinov too, mamager was couch for one match
2020-10-02 09:25
+9
2020-10-01 17:39
#50
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
What about Heroic and other teams?
2020-10-01 17:42
zoner used the bug for 460 rounds or some shit i mean...
2020-10-01 17:43
#76
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
and he got banned for it just like any other coach who used this shit? Heroic won a fuckin esl one cologne because of this shitty bug. Banning no one but coaches was a good decision
2020-10-01 18:03
#140
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Sweden quacke
There is word from michau himself that Heroic did not abuse the bug in Cologne. Check his Twitter.
2020-10-02 00:46
you are right, they started abusing it much earlier. twitter.com/Pimp_CSGO/status/13117054528..
2020-10-02 01:14
Wtf this nickname
2020-10-01 17:00
#15
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Netherlands dabadpad
oh no.... anyway...
2020-10-01 17:00
i'm glad speed4k left this cheater org
2020-10-01 17:01
#52
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
cheater org? u have legit no brain
2020-10-01 17:43
4 coaches have been caught cheating , and if u watch the dust2 demo, immediately after t spawn is clear the HL player pushes upper tuns without checking any corners, they had to have known
2020-10-02 23:17
#18
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Germany BIG2020
Yeah, Welcome to the most shady Org in existence.
2020-10-01 17:05
#54
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
shady org cauz their coach used the bug just like 99% of the scene?
2020-10-01 17:44
#94
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Germany BIG2020
Yeah, they also have a very clean CEO. Not a Team of Cheaters at all. Not Matchfixing at all.
2020-10-01 18:51
very clean ceo? team of cheaters? matchfixing? u seem to be a mad bettor to me, no offense
2020-10-01 20:28
#117
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Germany BIG2020
i dont bet on esports at all.
2020-10-01 20:38
what about ceo? why team of cheaters? why did u mention matchfixing?
2020-10-01 20:40
#127
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Germany BIG2020
wait for the upcomming ESIC anouncement on matchfixing and betting in the CIS region.
2020-10-01 21:16
Great arguments. Wait for the upcoming flusha vac banned accounts reveal.
2020-10-01 21:19
#131
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Germany BIG2020
nt starix
2020-10-01 21:19
Two couches and one manager
2020-10-01 18:55
Coaches? What does starix have to do with HL? also what did manager do?
2020-10-01 20:27
#142
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United States kgdank
Dude are you Starix on a fake account or are you just gay for him? Why are you defending him through this whole thread and trying to shit on everyone else? Starix got banned, so did everyone else who used the bug. It's shitty. They shitty. Let it go.
2020-10-02 01:16
I don't talk about starix loool. First couch was ZoneR Than comes Akinov, when ZoneR was out for some time. Then ZoneR is back, after some time HL send him out from team. And in that moment manager Egor "fuRy^" Morin was couch for one match when zoneR and akonov was out. And in that one match he use bag lool. Maybe just for once check some information and check banned coaches list
2020-10-02 09:34
#FreeKrad
2020-10-01 17:09
For those who don't know: Jaroslav "Drobny" Drobny is a former well-known Bundesliga keeper with Czech descent
2020-10-01 17:12
The terms of his contract are to cheat and to do his best without getting caught to protect the CEO of Hard Legion, the guy who used coach bug all the time xaxaxaxa
2020-10-01 17:12
Why would you join this rotten team
2020-10-01 17:12
should'v been fander
2020-10-01 17:13
7 likes in 2 hrs OMEGALUL
2020-10-01 17:14
guess rAge has enough of cheaters and hypocrites welcome to the most scummy org in the scene!
2020-10-01 17:17
#55
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
another retard
2020-10-01 17:44
shonk
2020-10-01 17:45
#105
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Poland Mickol
bro, you are a retard
2020-10-01 19:02
U can call me how u want, u cant answer and provide a single argument. Cya
2020-10-01 20:52
#132
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Poland Mickol
i didn't =/= i can't there is no point to discuss with retards so bb
2020-10-01 22:00
Ye, typical behaviour of a person who cant say shit. Insults and nothing else. Good luck my friend, have a nice day !
2020-10-01 22:03
+1
2020-10-01 18:56
Get a life or at least provide a single argument before hating, underage virgin kid
2020-10-01 20:50
Ok
2020-10-01 17:18
#30
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Russia xtkjdtr001
prnt.sc/urcgei starix is not russian
2020-10-01 17:20
#95
 | 
Russia Kamunist
maloros
2020-10-01 18:52
#95
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Russia Kamunist
2020-10-01 18:52
#32
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Spain chanSw0w
Hard legion = Cheaters fuck that team
2020-10-01 17:21
#58
shonk | 
Sweden shonk
Why are they cheaters? Why not Heroic? Or mouse? Or FaZe? or mibr?
2020-10-01 17:45
#34
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Russia KaStrEek
USSR let's go!
2020-10-01 17:28
who?
2020-10-01 17:29
DrobnY net blyat CelniY
2020-10-01 17:32
Should have signed cypher
2020-10-01 17:35
Starix Russian
2020-10-01 17:35
his tenure is not going to last he isnt caught cheating or banned why should they keep this guy?
2020-10-01 17:37
maybe he can stay if he accusates someone of cheating?? maybe if he claims valve covered it up??
2020-10-01 17:41
🤡🤡Very Smart🤡🤡
2020-10-01 17:40
Who
2020-10-01 17:42
#56
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
Why not woro2k? WTF?
2020-10-01 17:45
Why not Guardian?((
2020-10-01 17:55
Haha really you think HardLagion can have GuardiaN? GuardiaN may be don't have best shape, but he still can have tier2 team. Why he need tier3-4 team with history like they have?
2020-10-01 18:59
but he can drop 30 bombs against tier 3 like in 2015
2020-10-01 19:23
Yes, but also he can do the same against tier 1- 2 teams if old GuardiaN is back, and try help them qualify to major when it happens. But HardLegion don't have RMR points, that mean thay is out of major. And I don't remember what was with big events from ESL is they allowed or not. Second and most important is language. GuardiaN have problems with russian language in Na'Vi, and HardLegion definitely won't speak english with him. HardPlay(if i correctly remember is his name) don't understand english. Once see some video of him try speaking english or understand what someone is saying to him. That was very funny.
2020-10-01 19:55
Guardian "speaks russian fluently" "many interviews in russian" Also Guardian "have problems with russian language"
2020-10-01 21:15
Watch a fcking interview with him when he come back to Na'Vi. He told that he have problems with russian language and becouse of that he gives late information. Even in interview he have problems to answer questions in Russian language. Retard
2020-10-02 09:29
who cares about cheater legion
2020-10-01 17:55
I have no idea who is he and why would they pick him up. I really think the core of kinqie, Krad and Forester can work, but they need better duo to back them up.
2020-10-01 18:05
is he gonna cheat as well
2020-10-01 18:26
this kid shonk is singlehandedly defending the entire hardlegion organization xD
2020-10-01 18:34
he talking right things, starix dont deserves so much hate like every coach who bugged once and didnt used this bug again. I agree with calling him clown because of flusha theme, but calling him cheater...
2020-10-01 18:42
he is one of champions of this game and even suspected other champion, i dont think he is just throwed all his career in purpose to win online match in quals which navi would won anyway
2020-10-01 18:45
Lot of people don't talk about starix, because he don't use bug when he was in HardLagion. HardLegion have banned 2 couches and one manager for bag using. And after that there is question. How in the hell someone can now say that player don't know about couch using bag if even manager is banned
2020-10-01 19:01
Why am I a kid tho? I ask them a simple question but they cant answer it since these no life virgin kids just like to jump on some "HYPE-HATE-TRAIN".
2020-10-01 20:46
Starix, mostly.
2020-10-01 21:17
#91
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Europe H1P_STER
Who This trash org need to just disband
2020-10-01 18:49
+1 cheaters
2020-10-01 22:06
who
2020-10-01 18:50
just take 1mpala and close this deal
2020-10-01 19:16
nice
2020-10-01 19:25
#136
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Russia mshkoda
Good luck
2020-10-01 22:54
Good news!
2020-10-02 10:42
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