degster, Patsi on transfer list as Espada disband

The remaining three players are no longer under contract with Espada and have now joined the free agent pool.

Espada have parted ways, ending up in three players becoming free agents, Dmitry "⁠S0tF1k⁠" Forostyanko, Dmitriy "⁠Dima⁠" Bandurka and Vladislav "⁠FinigaN⁠" Usov, while the organization has decided to hold on to its two youngest assets, Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov and Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov, who have been marked as transferrable.

The news was first reported by community figure Alexey "⁠OverDrive⁠" Birukov, which HLTV.org has been able to confirm through a source close to the team.

Espada have decided to part ways ahead of the coming season

Espada broke into the top 30 in the world ranking during their time together, peaking at No. 27 in December, and were frequent competitors at online cups such as Nine to Five and Eden Arena Malta Vibes, one of which they won. By the end of the year they managed to win the DreamHack Open December closed qualifier and finished the main event in 5-6th place.

Much of Espada's success was fueled by rising star degster, a player featured in our One for the future series. The 19-year-old, who has been on the team's books since May 2019 and accrued a 1.23 rating during his time in the active lineup, has now become an option for teams scouring the market in search of a talented up-and-coming AWPer ahead of the coming season.

Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
131
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
303
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Vladislav 'FinigaN' Usov
Vladislav 'FinigaN' Usov
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1274
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
#1
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India OOFmiester
Rip
2021-01-11 12:43
7 replies
+degster +Patsi -Flamie -S0mple Navi top 2
2021-01-11 13:28
6 replies
Top2 of tier 4
2021-01-11 14:04
2 replies
degster will carry the cis noobs
2021-01-11 19:23
1 reply
To top2 of tier 4 scene Ik bro
2021-01-12 10:21
Wtf is wrong with your brain
2021-01-11 16:55
2 replies
hes just jermans
2021-01-11 17:34
#125
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
Obvious troll mens
2021-01-11 17:41
#2
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Europe Holiwis
really? why?
2021-01-11 12:43
2 replies
tired of matchfixing probably
2021-01-11 13:27
Duh, the spectating bug
2021-01-11 16:56
#3
ZywOo | 
Portugal Ponsas
f
2021-01-11 12:43
ok
2021-01-11 12:43
#5
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Australia Kuunto
Damn this is sad Degster is next CIS superstar
2021-01-11 12:43
#6
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
OMG, hope -iDISBALANCE +desgter, it would be huge improvement
2021-01-11 12:44
5 replies
#23
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Germany NitczkaCS
+1
2021-01-11 12:50
? No
2021-01-11 12:52
#97
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Russia JazzyClubs
oh yeah baby, that would be nice
2021-01-11 15:26
YES, pls In fact, degster would be improvement for any CIS team (incl. NAVI) and for majority of european teams.
2021-01-11 17:14
1 reply
in fact dogster is fucking trash who's eating shit vs any t2 team
2021-01-11 21:13
#7
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Kazakhstan k4harman
cis or not organisation needs to build some good lineup, with degster, AdreN, and others.
2021-01-11 12:44
13 replies
#29
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World Tenshi_R
Adren? is he still playing?
2021-01-11 12:54
11 replies
#33
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Ukraine NiP_sux
Hes coming back soon
2021-01-11 13:00
10 replies
Hope not. And i like him, but hes done...
2021-01-11 13:14
8 replies
godren 1 major czech republic 0 major
2021-01-11 13:17
6 replies
so? still washed up
2021-01-11 13:58
5 replies
#84
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Nigeria Zimbaebwe
washed up w/ a major trophy/mvp
2021-01-11 14:53
1 reply
so? he is shit now, no matter how many trophies/mvps in past.
2021-01-11 14:55
he can still teach things and develop new players, he made avangar tier 1
2021-01-11 15:04
2 replies
its called coach, me might be a good one. but as a player his best days are long gone
2021-01-11 15:17
1 reply
#154
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Kazakhstan k4harman
nah, i think after some chill he will start to play his best like in faze.
2021-01-18 04:21
#105
arT | 
Russia bult0
Nope, he comes back to K23 -Keoz +fame +AdreN kade0 6th
2021-01-11 16:18
as a coach i hope
2021-01-11 13:27
stopped reading at AdreN
2021-01-11 14:44
#8
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France Carrotaboy
Save degster pls
2021-01-11 12:44
Wtf?
2021-01-11 12:44
rip
2021-01-11 12:44
F
2021-01-11 12:44
#11
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Poland Yomenik
expected
2021-01-11 12:44
2 replies
#39
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Romania DelianCSGO
How tf u expected ?
2021-01-11 13:05
1 reply
overdrive told about this like 5 hours ago so everyone active on hltv forums knew about it
2021-01-11 13:24
#13
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Germany hswe_jk
stupid org
2021-01-11 12:44
Faze Degster
2021-01-11 12:45
#15
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Brazil pooternd
big sad
2021-01-11 12:45
Bednij Dima
2021-01-11 12:47
#17
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Disband , but why ? Anyway hopefully Spirit grabs Degster , will give them more stability!
2021-01-11 12:47
#18
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Brazil Par4dox11
Someone save Degster pls. He deserves a good team.
2021-01-11 12:47
mens(((((
2021-01-11 12:47
#20
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Hungary Benccce
This decision is really wierd from the ORG.
2021-01-11 12:48
degster to mouz? CoL? FaZe? G2?
2021-01-11 12:50
3 replies
Idk how good his english is but all of those would be cool
2021-01-11 12:54
2 replies
he is learning english and playing fpl so his eng is good enough
2021-01-11 13:01
not great not terrible
2021-01-11 15:02
#22
ZywOo | 
Romania AlyBu
Degster deserves a good team.
2021-01-11 12:50
save degst3r
2021-01-11 12:52
maaaaaaan
2021-01-11 12:53
#27
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Russia Syonamaru
mouz degster
2021-01-11 12:54
degster to mouz pls :(
2021-01-11 12:55
#31
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Serbia LtN))
F
2021-01-11 12:55
unexpected :(
2021-01-11 12:59
mibr next!
2021-01-11 13:00
#35
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United Kingdom tank6123
fock AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2021-01-11 13:01
2 replies
sad
2021-01-11 13:03
1 reply
#38
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United Kingdom tank6123
not the time, im in tilt
2021-01-11 13:04
I saw on twitter Deg has been playing with Navi with s1mple returning to rifle
2021-01-11 13:08
9 replies
#41
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United States Festive_
they tried that with guardian but afterwards s1mple said in retrospect it wasnt a good idea because he needs to awp to have maximum impact
2021-01-11 13:13
8 replies
sorry but degster awp >>>> s0mple awp
2021-01-11 13:25
2 replies
Name checks out
2021-01-11 13:51
1 reply
nt snax
2021-01-11 16:24
I know bro, but i think Navi will become better TEAM with this move.
2021-01-11 14:28
4 replies
#109
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United States Festive_
that was the goal with guardian too. have three stars instead of 2 because the third who wasn't s1mple and electronic was awping and that'll help the team. i think degster could be a good move if he was able to keep up his form without being set up as much because s1mple and electronic get the good spots but im skeptical because no matter who plays for NaVi, only s1mple and elec ever perform well consistently
2021-01-11 16:42
3 replies
Electronic was inconsistent lately. Maybe, motivational issues because of online play.
2021-01-12 15:56
2 replies
#148
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United States Festive_
his "inconsistency" is still gonna get him a top 10 placement this year. maybe inconsistent for his numbers in 2018/19 but not inconsistent by any reasonable standard
2021-01-12 18:39
1 reply
I doubt he will get into top 10. Most of the time he did not perform at top 20 level. Let’s see.
2021-01-15 12:36
#43
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Russia mshkoda
They played well in the second half of the year, it's a pity. GL next
2021-01-11 13:14
degster is nuts tier 1 awper for sure
2021-01-11 13:14
lmao why they were a solid top30 team
2021-01-11 13:17
1 reply
+1
2021-01-11 14:41
Sure lets disband when we have the best player in the history of our org, good lord
2021-01-11 13:20
NaVi buying Degster??
2021-01-11 13:22
5 replies
Hes an awper, surely not. Does he speak english? They should buy player(s), but not an awper....
2021-01-11 13:25
4 replies
He speaks Russian?
2021-01-11 14:42
#89
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Nigeria Zimbaebwe
??? Navi ceo said that they are thinking about exploring their csgo roster, and afterwards what’s the problem to put him on awp on some maps and simple on rifle like vita do it with nivera
2021-01-11 14:56
1 reply
#110
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Ukraine FFF111
AWP brings more impact in the current state of CSGO however it doesn't mean that degster can't *potentially* AWP godlike
2021-01-11 16:43
#134
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Russia Syonamaru
He does
2021-01-11 18:44
#49
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Georgia Megobari
Someone save Degster, please
2021-01-11 13:22
Autimatic (go back to rifling Tim, ya goomba) Flusha Sunny Degster Twistzz also -ChrisJ +Degster would be legendary
2021-01-11 13:27
4 replies
#128
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China Rynaki
Does he speak English?
2021-01-11 18:03
2 replies
he plays plenty of fpl, his english is prob around s1mple level
2021-01-11 18:16
1 reply
#142
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China Rynaki
I see, thanks for the answer!
2021-01-11 23:51
This actually make sense, mouz desperately need sniper...
2021-01-11 21:09
Degster deserves better, mens :(
2021-01-11 13:28
degster to Spirit over idon'tbalance
2021-01-11 13:42
n00bs tier5 teams disband already
2021-01-11 13:43
trash team disbanded finally
2021-01-11 13:46
4 replies
nt mad bettor
2021-01-11 13:52
3 replies
2 replies
They werent overrated tho, everyone saw them as a 5th or 6th best CIS team. Degster was hard carrying them thats for sure.
2021-01-11 14:24
1 reply
+1 I loved them
2021-01-11 14:41
i cheer for degster, finally he will play in decent team !
2021-01-11 13:48
#66
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Europe Cirros_V2
werent they in position that every t3/4 team wants to be?
2021-01-11 14:04
good luck
2021-01-11 14:14
-flamie +degster not a bad move tbh
2021-01-11 14:19
-chopper - idisbalance +degster +patsi
2021-01-11 14:21
4 replies
Chopper is igl mens
2021-01-11 14:23
3 replies
#88
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Panama bakedcs
Also a fucking insane player why would you want to replace chopperis
2021-01-11 14:56
2 replies
+1
2021-01-11 15:01
right, the whole team is built around him, he can't be replaced atm.
2021-01-11 17:20
- S1mple + DEGSTER
2021-01-11 14:23
1 reply
sick and desperate move
2021-01-11 17:21
Good luck in your future teams.
2021-01-11 14:26
-flamie +degster or if you cant solve whos taking the awp then +patsi for the love of god and we dont need b1t
2021-01-11 14:41
6 replies
i think he is good enough to play with rifle as well
2021-01-11 15:05
Lol sure, being in a bitch role for navi to serve simple is the best for young talent development.
2021-01-11 15:12
Would be a waste of talent, there is no more room for a third star player on NaVi. He would probably drop off very fast.
2021-01-11 16:24
3 replies
i think he can be the magisk of astralis xypex - perfecto glaive - boombl4 device - simple dupreeh - electronic and magisk - degster.
2021-01-11 17:41
2 replies
comparing gla1ve to boombl4iq LMAO
2021-01-11 18:16
1 reply
role wise yes
2021-01-11 18:23
rip major spot
2021-01-11 14:39
Wtf espada were my favourite wtf noooo
2021-01-11 14:40
#80
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Turkey RENNNDER
#ComeToMouz
2021-01-11 14:41
#86
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Panama bakedcs
???? Enter top 30 - Disband ????
2021-01-11 14:55
degster mouz`?
2021-01-11 14:55
#93
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Poland SebL
degster is really good, he will find a new team soon, Patsi is pretty good to. The disband had to happen sooner or later.
2021-01-11 15:04
degster to Navi, maybe? They can try him in Flamie's place. Anyway, that's not gonna happen probably. Perhaps Spirit should take degster in place of idisbalance, or as a 6th.
2021-01-11 15:30
4 replies
#100
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United States TopBaiter
Hope Nemiga sign degster, speed4k has been dragging them down
2021-01-11 15:37
3 replies
+1
2021-01-11 16:01
I pretty sure that degster will go to much better team.
2021-01-11 17:22
#122
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United States airbIade
+1111
2021-01-11 17:37
#99
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United States TopBaiter
-s0mple +degster, let's goooo
2021-01-11 15:36
#101
mir | 
Russia M13F
Espada CEO: Degster and Patsi wanted to buy, we couldn't refuse them
2021-01-11 15:43
Dima and degster are really good pickups
2021-01-11 15:59
navi degster Poggers
2021-01-11 16:17
degster to mouz pls
2021-01-11 16:22
Yo les noobs, First of all why?? They finally made a breakthrough and their work started to pay off. Second there’s no suspens for where Degster and Parsi will end up given that Espada is basically Spirit Academy. The question is wether it is sdy or magixx that gets benched along with Idisbalance (they could even make a 6-men lineup, which thinking about it is the most sensible option. Also sensible to release the other 3, it would be a waste of salary as no one will buy them, maybe Dima or Finigan but I doubt the price would have matched the org’s demand.
2021-01-11 16:47
wtf wtf
2021-01-11 17:04
#116
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Brazil hugoooo
Nice! Degster deserves! So many starts in the making in Russia right now, I wonder when Na'Vi will wake up
2021-01-11 17:17
#120
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Russia vbifarik
BibleThump
2021-01-11 17:23
#123
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United States airbIade
-speed4k +degster GOD PLS
2021-01-11 17:39
+degster -flamie s1mple can stay on awp or rifle. The double awp setup would be INSANE
2021-01-11 17:54
every day i enter hltv its a roster disband or roster move. so sad, 2021 don't start good :/ Espada was a good looking team.
2021-01-11 17:56
liquid degster wouldve been dope at least fallen is raking in the merch sales tho
2021-01-11 18:15
Good for Degster, but how is dima not deemed transferable? LUL I understand sotf1k and FinigaN..
2021-01-11 18:18
:( bad day tho
2021-01-11 19:11
expected
2021-01-11 21:30
#140
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Russia 1hebest!
Team Spirit? +degster +Patsi -iDISBALANCE -sdy EZ!
2021-01-11 22:07
2 replies
4el ti..... sdy >>>>>>>>>> patsi
2021-01-12 03:24
1 reply
#149
mir | 
Russia ErleN_
+1
2021-01-12 18:44
Rip degster :(
2021-01-11 22:14
Finally. One of the useless team I've ever seen. Playing NineToFive 24/7 gives u no future.
2021-01-12 05:07
1 reply
lul what should they play?
2021-01-13 01:59
#146
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Russia feduuusha
Best team ever,gl 4 degster and patsi
2021-01-12 12:41
gl russia team
2021-01-14 13:47
holy shit someone bag degster right this moment
2021-01-15 10:48
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