Winstrike lose team over alleged breaches of contract

The squad ranked 22nd in the world claim that there were "constant breaches of contractual obligations" by the Russian organization.

Winstrike's players have unilaterally terminated their contracts with the organisation, declaring themselves free agents, the team's coach, Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov, announced on Wednesday.

The Russian team, who have been inside the top 30 since February 8, will be playing under the tag ex-Winstrike until a new organisation is found, the veteran coach added.

Team coach hooch broke the news about the departure

"My team and I hereby officially announce that today we have unilaterally terminated our contracts with Winstrike due to constant breaches of contractual obligations by the organization," hooch said.

"We are making no public comment on this topic at the moment since we would like to handle the situation professionally and cannot and do not want to make the details public."

Winstrike entered CS:GO in June 2018 with the signing of the Quantum Bellator Fire lineup, featuring current NAVI member Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov. The team have hit a rich vein of form in recent weeks following the additions of former Hard Legion duo Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko and Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy, reaching their highest rank of No.22 at the start of this month.

On Saturday, ex-Winstrike will take on LDLC in their first match in Group C of the Funspark ULTI Europe Regional Series 1, which also includes EXTREMUM and Nemiga. On April 13, they are slated to face AGO in the opening round of the ESEA Premier playoffs after topping Group A with a 7-1 record.

As of the writing of this article, Winstrike have not commented on the squad's announcement.

ex-Winstrike are now:

Russia Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev
Kazakhstan Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev
Russia Aleksey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov
Russia Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko
Russia Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy

Russia Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov (coach)

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
883
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Russia Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
918
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
wtf kkkkkkk
2021-03-31 18:20
22 replies
They've always been a horrible org
2021-03-31 18:28
19 replies
I mean.... Im surprised some of these smaller orgs are able to stay afloat with how inflated everything is in CSGO.
2021-03-31 18:32
16 replies
Agreed, it's interesting to think about.
2021-03-31 19:45
Bedroom orgs need less money to operate.
2021-03-31 19:52
#134
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Moldova nutel
This isn't a small org, at least it wasn't. They organized Blast moscow. Yeah they didn't had much results, but when this org was created it had a lot of investments. Russian c9 csgo roster, but expanded to the whole org and with added multiple scandals. As always pure management ruins everything.
2021-03-31 19:57
6 replies
Also they organized a tournament like a week ago, so they arent a small org or without funds. Either their priorities were messed up or they just constantly tried to nickle and dime the players.
2021-03-31 20:00
5 replies
How do you think they paid for organising events mens?
2021-04-01 08:35
4 replies
Throwing matches))
2021-04-01 10:13
3 replies
Lmao mens))
2021-04-01 15:04
2 replies
mens(((
2021-04-01 16:52
1 reply
At least the players get a little bit of money this way mens))
2021-04-01 19:54
These CIS players are paid absolute peanuts and most of these CIS orgs are just crooks. Aside from s1mple and electronic I seriously doubt anyone else in that region playing for a CIS org is being paid big money. The best thing a young CIS player can do right now is learn English and not play for that region, they'll make far more money on western teams.
2021-03-31 21:20
5 replies
Orgs like NaVi and VP pay as much as other top tier tiems But i totally agree that they have to learn English and play for other teams Also in russia or ukraine their level of english is awful
2021-04-01 10:51
4 replies
VP afaik are one of the highest paying orgs. Probably tied #1 spot with CoL
2021-04-01 15:05
3 replies
I very highly doubt this.
2021-04-01 18:41
2 replies
#214
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Macedonia MungosE
its true, back when Neo, Pasha etc. where playing for VP, VP was the highest paying org at the time.
2021-04-02 07:51
1 reply
Maybe back then, but from what I've heard this current team is being paid a few rubles and some borscht per month, with a bonus of a few extra rubles the higher they're ranked. When they show them on webcam during games they look like they live in fucking ghetto ass 1960s communist housing.
2021-04-02 19:48
#197
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Russia Dearboleg
this is actually a huge esports ecosystem, not just esports club. winstrike has marketing agency, esports arena in moscow, esports club
2021-04-01 11:40
+1 no surprises here i'm afraid :(
2021-03-31 19:46
They are extremely rich
2021-04-02 01:55
Russian orgs...
2021-03-31 18:34
Winstrike on strike, what a world
2021-03-31 19:39
CIS LOL
2021-03-31 18:20
5 replies
Why would you marry HenryG? He seems to be so annoying and not even pretty
2021-03-31 19:06
3 replies
-1 he's def pretty
2021-03-31 19:27
2 replies
yeah and he's so funny! his jokes always makes me laugh cololsus XD
2021-04-01 07:25
1 reply
+1 best comedian
2021-04-05 11:29
Fnatic LOL
2021-03-31 19:08
wtf
2021-03-31 18:21
El1an to EXTREMUM -grat EZ MAJORS
2021-03-31 18:21
6 replies
if el1an has good english comms that would actually be sick
2021-03-31 18:23
#21
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Russia inejxx
EXTREMUM xsepower 🙏🙏
2021-03-31 18:24
#23
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Russia M1shV4T
ex-winstrike to extremum
2021-03-31 18:24
1 reply
+1 lol
2021-03-31 18:45
+1
2021-03-31 18:34
#49
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China HEIDASHUAi
+1 or xsepower
2021-03-31 18:39
wtf?
2021-03-31 18:21
Not the first time win strike did shady business
2021-03-31 18:21
5 replies
#53
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Europe Cirros_V2
What else they did?
2021-03-31 18:43
4 replies
#64
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Finland Zombade
When boombl4 and co. were in winstrike after QBF, they didn't pay them in full.
2021-03-31 18:47
3 replies
#76
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Europe Cirros_V2
Oh, probably the same shit here. Isnt it possible to sue orh for doing shit like this?
2021-03-31 18:55
2 replies
idk russian law, but if the org was actually breaking contract, I would think it is a possibility
2021-03-31 21:40
1 reply
russia has no law btw. Money rules here
2021-04-03 05:32
rip el1an
2021-03-31 18:21
1 reply
How tf is he rip after that
2021-03-31 19:45
#9
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Brazil pcR
:( sadge
2021-03-31 18:21
#10
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Latvia HiImRenars
LUL
2021-03-31 18:22
#11
k1to | 
Finland R3ALMM
Didn't Winstrike do this shit once before? Or was it the QBF org. I can't keep track of these money grabbing CIS orgs anymore.
2021-03-31 18:22
1 reply
well QBF stole, and now Winstrike as well lul (or most likely hooch doesnt say anything or it didnt say anything on the hltv post)
2021-03-31 18:59
#12
lsd | 
Poland parsnip
SAD
2021-03-31 18:22
CIS Omegalul
2021-03-31 18:22
WTF
2021-03-31 18:22
what ze fuck
2021-03-31 18:23
#16
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
unlochko
2021-03-31 18:23
#17
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Portugal Hmikas
expected
2021-03-31 18:23
El1an free agent btw
2021-03-31 18:25
sad
2021-03-31 18:25
2 replies
#131
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Norway k3ron
Haas in Bahrain 2020 or Australia 2018 is sadder :(
2021-03-31 19:54
1 reply
yes sir, can't deny that
2021-03-31 20:33
#27
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Hmm, this is interesting. Team has been on a rise lately.
2021-03-31 18:26
lol?
2021-03-31 18:26
Qbf 2.0
2021-03-31 18:27
isnt this the team whos coach was cheating for like 100 matches or something? i dont feel bad for these guys.
2021-03-31 18:28
5 replies
#42
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Russia xtkjdtr01
1. no its not 2. feel bad? why? have u read the article?
2021-03-31 18:32
#209
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France cedd
no that was Hard Legion, which Krad and Forester came from
2021-04-01 20:35
3 replies
you are correct and i should of clarified those were the only 2 from the hard legion roster. but as a player you have to know that your coach is exploiting the camera bug because of the information he is obtaining, right???
2021-04-01 23:43
2 replies
there is no way they didn't know something shady was going on.
2021-04-02 12:30
#218
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France cedd
i mean we can speculate all we want but theres no way to prove in a court of law they knew unless we have access to comms
2021-04-02 12:58
winstrike cis blast premier organizer lol spirit take the money of the team
2021-03-31 18:28
unfortunate
2021-03-31 18:28
Lmao idiots. el1an will have a pretty busy email inbox the next few days, I am pretty sure
2021-03-31 18:39
4 replies
not really, look at xsepower....
2021-03-31 18:33
3 replies
xsepower has a contract and has been playing worse lately.
2021-03-31 18:40
1 reply
maybe your are right...
2021-03-31 18:48
#61
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Europe Cirros_V2
2021-03-31 18:46
lmao
2021-03-31 18:44
#60
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Canada Matchfix
El1an join my team
2021-03-31 18:46
#63
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Hungary szia
Lmfao what
2021-03-31 18:47
will they play at blast winstrike?
2021-03-31 18:49
1 reply
Ex-winstrike prob will
2021-03-31 19:01
#69
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
that's unlucky, they're a solid team
2021-03-31 18:50
it's really sad and bad for cs
2021-03-31 18:53
Damn
2021-03-31 18:56
This org fucked us, but let's still keep on advertising their brand and name as ex-Winstrike because...uhh...rush B suka
2021-03-31 18:57
How could this happen
2021-03-31 19:01
2 replies
#153
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Russia ErleN_
this org always had money problems.
2021-03-31 20:58
1 reply
Okk
2021-04-01 05:04
#89
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Poland grapeeeee
Russian orgs be like
2021-03-31 19:05
SCAMAZED
2021-03-31 19:05
Sick team, good luck, soon better than navi.
2021-03-31 19:15
2 replies
Fnatic need to pick them up, they are already better than those washed up bots
2021-03-31 19:20
1 reply
#193
jkaem | 
Indonesia DucX
llitteraly the dumbest comment ive ever read
2021-04-01 10:20
Lacky to Vp 6 man roster. To change Qikert for month))
2021-03-31 19:23
#108
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Portugal dracø
They did it before and they'll do it again. This guys will get a better org for sure
2021-03-31 19:26
Good for El1an, now he can get a decent team.
2021-03-31 19:27
unlucky
2021-03-31 19:28
#115
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Estonia Eduzera
what
2021-03-31 19:30
save el1an
2021-03-31 19:33
#117
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Asia orengj
The org didn't share to them the 322 winings from 322 tournaments. SAD KEKW!!
2021-03-31 19:33
2 replies
You're exactly right. This is the exact situation. ORG told him to throw a match and didn't pay the players their cut. I got this info from one of their players.
2021-03-31 22:30
1 reply
#181
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Asia orengj
Ya it's clear that this is the reason why. The Team trying to sugarcoat the reason to cover it.
2021-04-01 05:09
#118
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
kekw
2021-03-31 19:35
Pog
2021-03-31 19:47
1 reply
not that pog
2021-04-01 00:21
#126
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
??? lmfao wtf
2021-03-31 19:47
CIS orgs
2021-03-31 19:49
#129
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Russia mshkoda
Omg what a trash org. It is not the 1st time with them. Hope this roster will not disband
2021-03-31 19:49
cis orgs
2021-03-31 19:58
wow
2021-03-31 19:59
expected
2021-03-31 20:07
I wonder if they're sticking together. El1an might have a lot of good opportunities coming up.
2021-03-31 20:16
Russian orgs being scammy, unthinkable
2021-03-31 20:19
3 replies
navi and vp never anyone else idk, spirit?
2021-04-01 07:42
1 reply
#198
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Russia Dearboleg
navi is not a russian org at first. there are plenty of them like ws, qbfire, vega, forward gaming and so on and so on
2021-04-01 11:49
who could have thought
2021-04-03 05:34
RIP
2021-03-31 20:47
#151
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
NICE APRIL FOOLS PRAKN! LOL GOT ME
2021-03-31 20:49
Elian prob going to end up somewhere else now
2021-03-31 21:02
nice
2021-03-31 21:03
Winstrike org told them to throw a match then afterwards didn't pay them their cut. I got inside info about this matter.
2021-03-31 22:29
sad bad mad
2021-04-01 00:14
ceo kept stealing el1an’s underwear for his patented kiddie undie soup
2021-04-01 07:41
#188
NAF | 
Brazil Nipon
hope they find another org soon, the've been getting some good results
2021-04-01 07:44
#196
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Poland SebL
wtf? Winstrike picked them up because QBF did not pay them and now Winstrike does the same? What's going on with those Russian orgs.? It's fucking sad.
2021-04-01 11:35
2 replies
Yo le noob, Well, "picked them up". I don't think a single one of this roster went from QBF to Winstrike...
2021-04-01 19:19
1 reply
#215
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Poland SebL
balblna jmqa Kvik waterfaLLZ Boombl4 This roster went to Winstrike because QBF didn't pay them.
2021-04-02 11:48
#199
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United States ScanDull
Another CIS org being utter trash to its players? ...I'm sorry, where's the part where I'm supposed to gasp in shock and horror like this is news to me? I think I missed my cue.
2021-04-01 14:58
1 reply
It was unexpectable, winstrike is a really huge org...
2021-04-02 01:58
wtf?
2021-04-01 16:38
in Russia everything is corrupted
2021-04-01 16:52
2 replies
yes, literally a law came out that allows corruption xd rferl.org/a/russia-parliament-bill-accid..
2021-04-03 05:35
1 reply
oof
2021-04-03 07:31
Expected from ussr
2021-04-01 19:33
2 replies
Dude you are literally from Finland
2021-04-02 01:58
1 reply
si, senor, one bowl of pasta coming right up
2021-04-02 12:01
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