Hobbit claims BLAST Premier Spring Final MVP award

The 27-year-old's stellar form continues as he bags his second MVP in 2021.

Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov edged out a tight MVP race at BLAST Premier Spring Final, getting the individual accolade after Gambit's 2-0 victory over Natus Vincere in the grand final. His team has now won three consecutive titles and cemented their spot at the top of the world ranking.

The Kazakh player was incredibly consistent at the event, his worst map being a 1.11-rated Dust2 in the grand final, with that stability seeing him leave behind AWPers Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov in the fight for the MVP award.

Hobbit was a key factor in Gambit's victory

With a 1.21 rating, 84.6 ADR, and a +38 K-D, Hobbit stood out in handful of leaderboards for the event, all while having the most impact in Gambit's round wins and boasting a brilliant level of consistency.

WIth the MVP from BLAST Premier Spring Final, Hobbit's MVP tally rises to three, having previously netted the highest individual accollade at EPIC League CIS in 2021 and DreamHack Open Zowie Winter in 2016.

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1382
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Legend.
2021-06-20 23:44
34 replies
deserved
2021-06-20 23:44
16 replies
wp, didnt watch the match but he probably deserved it!
2021-06-21 00:45
6 replies
#59
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Canada Timings
Look at these stats!
2021-06-21 01:47
5 replies
Miles ahead of simple
2021-06-21 04:25
but shiro had better stats
2021-06-21 05:25
3 replies
Sh1ro had one 0.63 map and one 1.02 map. Hobbit had big rating on the whole event, while sh1ro was better on specific matches.
2021-06-21 07:41
1 reply
Wheres the natural born to LOSE from NAVI?
2021-06-21 16:43
#112
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CIS youWrong
stability is the main thing
2021-06-21 10:48
Shiro robbed
2021-06-21 01:54
7 replies
Stop baiting with this comment like sh1ro ...
2021-06-21 08:56
6 replies
Shiro had higher tournament rating as well as final rating compared to hobbit. Shiro also had higher KD and higher KAST. Hobbit only had higher ADR. But yeah hobbit was more consistent. Shiro had higher peaks. I wasnt baiting. I was sharing my honest opinion. If i was baiting i would say "s1mple robbed"
2021-06-22 01:47
5 replies
I agree with you but at the same time if you watched the BO3 sh1ro is always the last person to enter the site and do contact so you always find him saving or clutching when the bomb is planter which he did and delivered in the final but I still don't like to bring up KD when it comes to players like him or S1mple . Conclusion : ropz top 1 HLTV CONFIRMED 2021 hmhm
2021-06-22 06:29
4 replies
Ropz doesnt go on site first either. He is also a lurker and goes in last. He plays all the SK coldzera spots.
2021-06-23 05:43
3 replies
come on don't do my man Ropz like that ...
2021-06-23 13:02
2 replies
There is no insult in going in last bro. The last player in every team has earned their spot by being the best overall player in the team. Nobody wants their best player to die first, ex- s1mple, ropz, zywoo, coldzera and now niko in g2 etc. They all are usually the last alive on t side.
2021-06-24 01:41
1 reply
Fair !
2021-06-24 17:08
Ez 4 major winner
2021-06-21 14:19
#3
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India OOFmiester
s1mple robbed
2021-06-20 23:44
6 replies
>2-0 loss to Hobbit's team ok
2021-06-20 23:46
nt, s1mple top5 at best
2021-06-20 23:47
cry
2021-06-21 00:15
0/8
2021-06-21 09:39
#115
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Serbia LtN))
0/8
2021-06-21 11:36
LOL
2021-06-23 05:52
#10
koks | 
Yugoslavia al0))
always first comment smh
2021-06-20 23:45
2 replies
#116
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Serbia LtN))
jermens fast
2021-06-21 11:36
1 reply
#119
koks | 
Yugoslavia al0))
yeee
2021-06-21 11:48
#11
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United States Rayduh
Props to @HLTVorg for NOT giving the MVP to sh1ro just because he had the best Rating 2.0 also s1mple is feeling nervous rn
2021-06-20 23:45
3 replies
#117
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Serbia LtN))
sh1ro baiter Hobbit God
2021-06-21 11:36
Let's be honest, the only reason shiro gets better rating is because he's dying very rarely. Hobbit dies a lot more but most of the time he has more kills and adr, anybody with eyes can see that.
2021-06-21 13:54
1 reply
*anybody with brain
2021-06-22 18:16
+1 one of the greatest most consistent riflers
2021-06-21 00:15
Deserved
2021-06-21 11:18
Honestly, I love Hobbit. He looks and acts like a such nice person
2021-06-22 03:16
#4
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Austria Brandenburg
The only non-onliner in Gambonliners.
2021-06-20 23:44
4 replies
Cry but also respect hobbit, already CIS legend
2021-06-21 01:45
3 replies
#63
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Argentina zrmkr
with all hes won this year plus old gambit lineup he must be one of the top winners ever in the region right?
2021-06-21 02:04
2 replies
If you don’t count CS 1.6 then yes he is. Only CIS major champion who is still active at the top level, and for all Edward and Zeus’ achievements in CSGO neither of them have ever had dominance like this.
2021-06-21 02:38
1 reply
Very true. +1
2021-06-21 04:37
#5
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Denmark valt3rr
bestest
2021-06-20 23:44
Well played!
2021-06-20 23:44
#8
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CIS elefiveS
godbbit
2021-06-20 23:44
#9
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United States Rayduh
Props to @HLTVorg for NOT giving the MVP to sh1ro just because he had the best Rating 2.0
2021-06-20 23:44
1 reply
+1
2021-06-21 03:35
#12
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Kazakhstan isSaHaD
SAME ANGLE SAME ANGLE OMG HOBBIT <3
2021-06-20 23:45
1 reply
+999
2021-06-21 00:46
deserved what a god
2021-06-20 23:46
deserved
2021-06-20 23:46
Deserved!
2021-06-20 23:46
Deserved !
2021-06-20 23:46
That famas 3k on Vertigo was insanely clutch, what a spray
2021-06-20 23:46
#19
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Chile cristiaan
gj
2021-06-20 23:46
#21
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
They will win cologne also Hobbit 1.40 rating MVP again
2021-06-20 23:48
#22
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Russia not2day
Deserved
2021-06-20 23:48
Well deserved! GGWP
2021-06-20 23:48
#24
deko | 
Russia ErleN_
sh1ro robbed
2021-06-20 23:49
1 reply
Who ?
2021-06-21 08:57
why -supra +hobbit????
2021-06-20 23:49
9 replies
#30
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Europe dioio
already a classic
2021-06-20 23:52
Crazy when you think about when it happened, they where already winning lower tier events and everyone called it a bad move lol
2021-06-20 23:54
2 replies
#42
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United Kingdom novaseer
bEcAuSe hE gOt 25 kIlLs iN a mAp jUsT bEfOrE hE lEfT
2021-06-21 00:03
1 reply
supra was insane in gambit youngsters though. but i guess communication issues since he is estonian. and i heard he was toxic and didnt listen to the plan.
2021-06-21 02:31
Hobbit is a washed up bot…
2021-06-21 06:48
3 replies
#94
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Australia Tentathief
fan of cheaters xD
2021-06-21 07:29
1 reply
Bro, i am just quoting your fellow countryman Kladiz hltv.org/forums/threads/2348237/why-supr..
2021-06-21 07:52
#136
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Korea HordeKz
Fan f cheaters lol
2021-06-22 03:08
#122
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Yugoslavia novuki
please stop bumping this thread
2021-06-21 13:52
#26
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Ireland kdorek
GG
2021-06-20 23:49
1.11 is the worst rating he had jesus
2021-06-20 23:51
Congratz, Hobbit
2021-06-20 23:51
krasavchik
2021-06-20 23:53
Very deserved!
2021-06-20 23:53
kawaiii
2021-06-20 23:54
but can he do it on lan against Bilbo at Bagshot Row in Hobbiton? thought so fake hobbit
2021-06-20 23:54
Ax1le robbed
2021-06-20 23:54
s1mple robbed
2021-06-20 23:54
Deserved
2021-06-20 23:57
device robbed
2021-06-20 23:57
#41
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Russia pochesun
it was definitely between Axile and Hobbit. Deserved anyway.
2021-06-21 00:01
Deserved. Incredible consistency through the tournement. Wouldn't be mad if Sh1ro won too. He was beast in Finals.
2021-06-21 00:07
#44
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China HEIDASHUAi
Bilbo Baggins pog
2021-06-21 00:12
#47
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Korea HordeKz
Hobbit legend!
2021-06-21 00:21
Welcome back to TOP20 of best players of 2021 list by end of year!
2021-06-21 00:24
HobbitBO$$ legend from Auenland
2021-06-21 00:25
#50
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Brazil hasta_0388
1)Shiro-Ax1le-Hobbit 2)Shiro-Ax1le-Hobbit 3)Shiro-Ax1le-Hobbit 4)S1mple 5)Zywoo
2021-06-21 00:25
Gobbit <3
2021-06-21 00:38
#52
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Brazil hugoooo
Insane impact, even when he gets +1 or +2 his rating is very high
2021-06-21 00:39
Hobbit_is_Underrated
2021-06-21 00:44
#56
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Kazakhstan Sammynator
Fully deserved my bro Abay! Gratz!
2021-06-21 01:29
stanislaw robbed hltv biased
2021-06-21 01:35
1 reply
+1
2021-06-21 15:31
We could've seen plenty of these in 2017 already if that gambit team didn't split up:((
2021-06-21 01:57
deserved godbitt. sh0r0 baiter kekw
2021-06-21 01:58
#64
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Andorra breasts
cheat????
2021-06-21 02:05
deserved and expected. Hobbit beast
2021-06-21 02:10
POGCHAMP 💪
2021-06-21 02:12
gambonliners once back to lan you will go back to esea cash cups #BackToLAN
2021-06-21 02:27
2 replies
#82
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Kazakhstan Massaget
Why are you so mad? What evil these players made to you?
2021-06-21 05:47
niko still won't win any trophies tho
2021-06-21 11:35
#68
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United States Zysyphian
tiziaN robbed
2021-06-21 02:27
#70
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Hobbit still got it. :D What an absolute legend!
2021-06-21 02:33
#72
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Brazil Anarchybr
Top 3 player on 2021!? I rank him above sh0r0
2021-06-21 03:15
1 reply
#110
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Poland sosiad
of course he is better than shiro
2021-06-21 10:23
Deserved!
2021-06-21 04:00
#76
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
deserved
2021-06-21 04:11
1 reply
#125
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Yugoslavia novuki
+1
2021-06-21 14:05
Deserved, he is the key player in gambit. As for simple; good performance overall but his impact went down to average vs the top teams.
2021-06-21 04:25
hobbit_1_major_lotr_1_major
2021-06-21 05:41
3 replies
s0mple = gollum
2021-06-21 07:07
2 replies
1+ ))
2021-06-21 08:26
LMAO
2021-06-21 16:00
Deserved
2021-06-21 05:54
extremely deserved, Ax1le for EVP imo
2021-06-21 06:05
#86
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Kazakhstan Areskz
Good job
2021-06-21 06:11
well done
2021-06-21 06:24
Congrats !
2021-06-21 06:25
First of all Mvp Shiro, then Axile, now Hobbit...that's what a team means
2021-06-21 06:41
#90
keeN | 
Kazakhstan Dosss
Legend!.
2021-06-21 06:45
#93
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Russia RogueDecay
an inspiration
2021-06-21 07:12
Should be S1mple or NiKo but ok
2021-06-21 07:43
3 replies
#102
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Belarus slpng
name?
2021-06-21 09:04
#109
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CIS OREL_1337
Gambit 1 major Ok ?
2021-06-21 10:18
1 reply
I don't think sh1ro has major, sorry you mistaken
2021-06-22 09:02
Undeserved
2021-06-21 08:11
deserved
2021-06-21 09:10
Hobbit Legenda!
2021-06-21 09:39
Deserved hobbit the babyface god
2021-06-21 10:02
Deserved
2021-06-21 10:04
GJ hobbit! Mashallah
2021-06-21 10:46
1 reply
#120
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Korea HordeKz
HobbitBoss
2021-06-21 12:55
Best lurk in the game atm by far
2021-06-21 11:39
hobbit very good
2021-06-21 13:06
27yo btw
2021-06-21 14:00
deserved hoobit. I'd also like to say the 2017 PGL Krakow major still hurts
2021-06-21 14:19
27 yo and still raping whole scene Pog
2021-06-21 16:07
#134
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Hungary raffai
WTF he is 27 ??? it makes it even more awesome
2021-06-21 22:22
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