Spirit announce degster departure *

In a shocking turn following their top-four placement at the PGL Major, Spirit are on the lookout for a new AWPer.


Update 19:54: In a statement on Twitter, Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov has confirmed that the main reason behind his departure was the organization's demand to stay in Serbia long-term and stressed that the decision wasn't political.

"There are certain personal matters that prevented me from being able to meet these demands," he said. "In addition, my girlfriend is in Moscow and we needed more time to make a decision if we wanted to live in Serbia. [...] This was a mutual decision, influenced solely by personal factors, so there is no political context here."


Spirit have announced that they have decided to part ways with degster following a mutual agreement and put the AWPer on the transfer list. The decision came as a result of "non-game factors" after the two sides "could not come to an understanding," it was stated by the CEO and by the coach of the team.

The organization did not elaborate on those factors beyond vague references to a difference in views on the team's future, but one source has indicated to HLTV.org that the decision had to do with Spirit's recent relocation to Serbia amid Russia's invasion into Ukraine and degster's wishes to return to and live in his home country.

The star AWPer's departure comes as a complete shock after Spirit made it to the semi-finals at PGL Major Antwerp in an impressive upset run featuring wins over the likes of Astralis, Heroic, and FURIA. The Russian side had degster at the center of the Cinderella run, with the 20-year-old being their highest-rated player in Belgium, averaging an impressive 1.25 rating across all stages of the Major.

degster walks away from Spirit after a year and a half

His exit from the team will undoubtedly come as a big blow. Spirit are unlikely to find a replacement capable of filling the shoes of degster, widely seen as one of the region's best AWPers during his year-and-a-half-long tenure with the Russian organization.

Without sharing any specific names, Spirit's representatives have stated that they will decide on a replacement soon and that their ideal candidate is a team player willing to play both passively and aggressively.

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"Abdul is a very talented player who has proven to be one of the best not only in the region but worldwide during his time in Spirit. That's why the decision we made was so tough," Spirit's CEO, Nikita Cheshir Chukalin, said in a statement. "However, we have a specific plan for the development of the project regarding CS:GO, and we will not disregard it, even for the most talented player."

"We could not come to an understanding with Abdul so it was mutually agreed to part ways. We understand what kind of player we need and will decide on a replacement in the near future. I thank Abdul for this year and a half of work in our team and I wish him good luck on his journey."

"I want to thank Abdul for his work, we have achieved good results and built a strong team. I am glad that we were able to use his strengths and always find a compromise that helps the team to progress despite the different views on the game," the team's coach, Sergey "⁠hally⁠" Shavaev, added.

"The parting was not an easy decision which was hastened by non-game factors, but I am sure that now is the right time for it. An interesting period is now coming for us: we will choose the sniper based on our game structure, our ideal candidate is more of a team player and someone who is willing to play both passively and aggressively."

Spirit are down to four:

Russia Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev
Russia Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin
Russia Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov
Russia Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov

Russia Sergey "⁠hally⁠" Shavaev (coach)

Russia Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov (transfer list)

Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
181
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
677
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
626
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Wtf
2022-06-11 14:01
5 replies
#418
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Yugoslavia VisualH4X
idk man, it's always the gf :0
2022-06-12 01:58
Cool flag!
2022-06-12 04:22
3 replies
#433
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India rivervp
Hoes always before bros <3
2022-06-12 07:10
2 replies
#450
paz | 
Turkey emr111
No no no. Bros before hoes
2022-06-12 23:05
1 reply
#457
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Germany M1n1M3
No no no private before work good move, top player need a stable private life he will find another org
2022-06-13 15:07
#3
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Denmark Mister_A
oof
2022-06-11 14:01
#5
anjing | 
Indonesia Fazaa
Rip
2022-06-11 14:02
13 replies
Nah. Cis region has many good AWPers. I think +w0nderful would be better than degster (w0nderful has agressive style like m0nesy/s1mple and passive style like sh1ro, Jame). Or they will choose another young talent.
2022-06-11 18:30
12 replies
He is aggressive and passive at the Sam time?
2022-06-11 20:29
3 replies
He plays universally and can also mess with rifles, just like simple and zywoo
2022-06-11 20:36
2 replies
Pls man don't compare anyone to S1mple and ZywOo, he is just good and they are insane, he maybe can replace Degster but not guys like M0nesy, Sh1ro and Jame and no chance to replace guys like ZywOo and S1mple
2022-06-11 21:12
1 reply
#389
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Russia SoloN7
true
2022-06-11 22:39
You know comments are trash when someone directly speaks about “better”, about unproven players that didn’t achieve much.
2022-06-11 20:36
6 replies
Actually he didn't achieve anything, so really good point, and imo Degster is better than this young lad, he played very well in front of crowd and has been a standout player for Spirit for a long time, no disrespect to W0nd but Degster played tier 1 cs for a solid amount of time and has delivered pretty well
2022-06-13 04:14
5 replies
Also expecting a Ukraine to transfer to a Russian team, yea not gonna happen.
2022-06-13 17:21
4 replies
But they relocated to Serbia so it could happen, i think they are not tied with Russian government, but i think he firstly needs some more tier 2 exp before going to tier 1 team anyways
2022-06-13 23:40
3 replies
He preferred his city / gf over it, that’s it
2022-06-13 23:41
2 replies
That's fine, well i didn't know he has gf but anyways still is young, he has a lot of time
2022-06-13 23:51
1 reply
He will stand in for OG now at blast let’s see
2022-06-13 23:53
Wonderful is Ukrainian, and Ukraine is not in CIS
2022-06-15 21:43
Gg
2022-06-11 14:02
lul
2022-06-11 14:02
bruh
2022-06-11 14:02
1 reply
Truly a bruh moment
2022-06-11 14:20
what the fuck spirit dumb as usual
2022-06-11 14:02
32 replies
Read an article
2022-06-11 14:03
9 replies
I read it still doesnt make any sense
2022-06-11 14:07
7 replies
The organization did not elaborate on those factors, but one source has indicated to HLTV.org that the decision had to do with Spirit's recent relocation to Serbia amid Russia's invasion into Ukraine and degster's wishes to return to and live in his home country.
2022-06-11 14:07
6 replies
I cant sorry
2022-06-11 14:08
5 replies
ok
2022-06-11 14:08
Average bosnia melon seed brain
2022-06-11 17:05
3 replies
Lmao
2022-06-11 21:14
#421
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Yugoslavia VisualH4X
HAHAHAHHAAH KILLED HIM
2022-06-12 02:28
#423
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Ukraine Bidus
That's a good one.
2022-06-12 03:57
Yeah and they are dumb and racists towards their own kind.
2022-06-11 14:16
it actually the player stupidity . you are a pro player , you shuold be able to relocate . you win money people dont earn in ur country .
2022-06-11 14:49
21 replies
He was playing on Spirit, that beyond the Major hasn't done much, it's not like he had the salary of players from T1 teams.
2022-06-11 15:05
19 replies
He still makes way more money than the average ruski, that's for sure. Like the other guy said, he is a professional, he should relocate if needed.
2022-06-11 15:29
18 replies
He's barely 20 years old, to me he's just a kid that wants to stay home. There some discussions on HLTV that only take place, because a bunch of teenagers fail to realize how young a lot of these players truly are.
2022-06-11 15:45
17 replies
He's 21 in a month lol, he isn't 12. Talented professionals in most sports move across the world at that age, and even regular talented people from shit countries or cities move for uni or after uni at around that age. He just likes Russia apparently.
2022-06-11 16:03
7 replies
Or he just wanted to be with his family and friends at home? Not super crazy right? If he moves to Serbia with his girlfriend, both would run the risk of never seeing their family and friends again.
2022-06-11 20:54
2 replies
#391
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Russia SoloN7
the right thoughts
2022-06-11 22:43
1 reply
People saying he shouldn’t care because he is a professional… its his choice if he wants to sacrifice for his career, commenters on hltv threads don’t get to make that decision for him.
2022-06-12 00:06
#420
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Brazil cauby
When I was 18 I moved from my hometown to study in university the distance was 1100 km, in Brazil this is just moving from one state to another, I know that in EU this would be moving out from the country. Still, I understand degster decision, because it isn't easy to move from family, friends and everything you know and love just to achieve yours dreams. Don't be mad with him, each person has it own way of living and even tho he is a pro player there is nothing wrong with that. We should respect his decision.
2022-06-12 02:15
3 replies
#422
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Yugoslavia VisualH4X
+1
2022-06-12 02:46
+1
2022-06-12 07:37
+1
2022-06-14 13:40
+1, even I lose sight of that sometimes, maybe because the casters/talent are much older and we're used to thinking of people in a professional manner at a later stage in life. Either way, that should be remembered more often, it's already a huge pressure to sustain such a work ethic being so young, they don't need the added stress of being judged for everything. I still feel super bad about the whole oBo thing, for example.
2022-06-11 16:11
8 replies
Most professional athletes within team sports relocate multiple times as it is part of their career? Not sure how age is an argument, look at football players etc.
2022-06-11 16:59
6 replies
exactly
2022-06-11 18:02
Professional athletes are a tiny minority, and live a very different, more rigorous and demanding life than most people. The fact that a couple other people do it doesn't make it less messed up. The overwhelming majority of people live with their parents (or at university's dorms financed by their parents / taxes their parents paid) until their much older than that. The only other field that I know of that hires mostly 18 to 20 year olds, demands full-time dedication, extenuating practice everyday, and that by the time they're 21-22 are considered "veterans" and expected to be in leadership positions is the military.
2022-06-11 18:22
2 replies
And professional games arent a tiny minority? Not even going to bother with the rest.
2022-06-11 18:24
1 reply
I think you didn't get my point. The "standard" timeline of one's life is compared by most other people in society, not a couple of your peers from your field. If I'm a management consultant and work 70-80 hours per week, and constantly move because I get allocated to a client that's in a different other city, most people on my field do the same, as well as other intellectual jobs like working for top lawyer firms. Doesn't change the fact that every single person that I meet outside of it will constantly remark at how outrageous it is, how I must suffer from work-life balance, etc. Including my family, who most people consider references. There's tons of people in that line of work that quit for "easier jobs" with lower wages, and I don't judge them.
2022-06-11 18:32
The main difference is that if he were to move to Serbia, he might never see his friends and family again considering the political situation. Or it would be very difficult at least.
2022-06-11 20:55
You seem to he ignorant to the fact that this is a choice. People chose to sacrifice for their sporting careers, or as in this case, they chose not to. Just because he is an amazing talent doesn’t mean that he has to sacrifice his family life to play csgo. Its a simple concept called free will and personal decision, he is allowed to chose for himself to not continue to strive to play at a top level.
2022-06-12 00:16
#429
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Norway borea!
Lmfao he’s grown and there are 16 year olds that move countries for stuff with much less rewards
2022-06-12 05:00
another corporate slave different people have different priorities and guess what, work is quite often is not the most important
2022-06-11 17:24
nice
2022-06-11 14:02
OOF :______
2022-06-11 14:02
ROFL i thought overdrive and degster were baiting, only one question nahooya? Degster wishes to return to home country. Ok i respect his decision, best of luck to him find a team
2022-06-11 14:05
1 reply
+1
2022-06-12 04:04
Lmao well done interesting how all the other guys must be moving to serbia then
2022-06-11 14:05
gg
2022-06-11 14:02
#16
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Sweden nevz26
NAVI -s1mple (inactive), +degster (main awp) +SDY main player Spirit +player from academy
2022-06-11 14:03
5 replies
By your logic degster wanted to stay in Russia and not relocate with spirit then he will join Navi and relocate with them
2022-06-11 15:13
3 replies
Damn, these commentators are so retarded
2022-06-11 16:46
1 reply
+1
2022-06-11 19:09
Hltv logic is growing every day… …but apparently in the wrong direction ^^
2022-06-12 19:17
how many braincells?
2022-06-13 02:33
#18
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Romania Lacerta
Rip Spirit Dumb move
2022-06-11 14:03
9 replies
The organization did not elaborate on those factors, but one source has indicated to HLTV.org that the decision had to do with Spirit's recent relocation to Serbia amid Russia's invasion into Ukraine and degster's wishes to return to and live in his home country.
2022-06-11 14:03
2 replies
lmao people dont read the articles unfortunately
2022-06-11 14:05
#292
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United States kami917
It’s still a stupid fucking move
2022-06-11 17:53
How do you it would work? Everyone in bootcamp in Serbia and Degster online at home? Tough decision for the org but it had to be done. Degster has no offer, doesn't want to relocate and no T1 teams left in Russia and even T2 ones already have good awpers. He will sit on the bench for along time like mir.
2022-06-12 04:17
5 replies
i wouldnt say that t2 have good awpers especially in europe
2022-06-13 02:35
1 reply
In Europe no but he doesn't want to relocate and CIS is stacked with good awpers. Entropiq, 1win, k23, forze even Nemiga - all of them have good awpers. Degster could be an upgrade over some of them but at what cost?
2022-06-13 05:35
#456
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Russia v1p3rrr
Didnt age well
2022-06-13 12:00
2 replies
Long term situation is still the same - he does not want to relocate so he won't be able to join OG permanently unless he changes his mind. Jks won Katowice as stand-in and still sits on the bench.
2022-06-14 01:44
1 reply
#466
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Russia v1p3rrr
it depends on the team - if they don't sit on bootcamp for half a year then I guess its ok for him to play in such team
2022-06-14 19:16
NO WAY WHAT
2022-06-11 14:03
#20
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Montenegro Putikainen
why the fuck???
2022-06-11 14:03
1 reply
#59
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Cyprus shmoe
Read the article.
2022-06-11 14:08
ur gonna regret this decision
2022-06-11 14:03
5 replies
#63
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Czech Republic Starold
+1 degster Is dumb
2022-06-11 14:09
Yeah spirit will cry when they figure out how hard they suck without him.
2022-06-11 14:40
oBo 2.0
2022-06-11 15:12
They put morality over money
2022-06-11 16:56
1 reply
actually no money always over morality
2022-06-13 02:35
#24
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Russia fighterjet
wait what?
2022-06-11 14:04
#26
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Europe Daddy!
Unexpected
2022-06-11 14:04
#27
Maden | 
Serbia ckejo
mr. Team_Spirit_Era_In_2022 i am so sorry for your loss
2022-06-11 14:05
1 reply
+1
2022-06-12 04:09
chopper want passive awp now degster kicked. he was good RIP
2022-06-11 14:04
2 replies
#71
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Czech Republic Starold
I dont think it was chooper's decision but ok 🙃
2022-06-11 14:10
Read
2022-06-11 14:15
Sad for Spirit, but looks like Abdul will upgrade and join more rich org without good awper, maybe CoL, Ence, NIP idk If they just kicked him there is no logic Oh wait: degster's wishes to return to and live in his home country. So obvious wish to live at home, good luck Abdul)
2022-06-11 14:08
12 replies
They didn't kick. He's not happy moving to Serbia and wants to stay in russia
2022-06-11 14:09
6 replies
Yep yep i saw it later ty
2022-06-11 14:11
Maybe he is not happy moving to serbia but happy moving to us or western eu.
2022-06-11 14:18
4 replies
#222
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Europe Nuskel
But he explicitly said where he wants to stay, so he wouldn't go to another country. it's not about what country he moves to, but about leaving his country
2022-06-11 15:49
3 replies
Im pretty sure he will be signed by some big western org.
2022-06-11 19:21
2 replies
#324
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Europe Nuskel
You think his statement was false then?
2022-06-11 19:49
1 reply
Ofc. Good offer and he is in tier1 western org.
2022-06-11 20:35
Its a shame because he could probably be a t1 star player but he wants to stay in russia so yeah
2022-06-11 14:11
3 replies
His life, his decision. Family and homeland not an empty sound for him, understandable
2022-06-11 14:12
2 replies
+1. more people need to get this through their heads
2022-06-11 15:27
People cant get this through their mind, that players also have personal life, family and matters to take care off outside their gaming life.
2022-06-11 20:13
#74
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United States Festive_
you clearly didn’t read the article. Edit: Oh you eventually did
2022-06-11 14:12
#31
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Finland Teukkasd
what????
2022-06-11 14:05
1 reply
#55
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Finland Teukkasd
didnt read article first.. now understand and it was had to be done
2022-06-11 14:08
WTF
2022-06-11 14:05
#33
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Bulgaria soavarice
gg degster, stay in Russia and destroy ur carrer
2022-06-11 14:05
1 reply
^this.
2022-06-11 21:36
Oh
2022-06-11 14:06
#36
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Poland ad3m93
navi inc
2022-06-11 14:06
Wtf
2022-06-11 14:06
#39
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Poland tailal
degster rip career
2022-06-11 14:07
4 replies
He is literally the best spirit player. More like rip spirit
2022-06-11 14:22
3 replies
#147
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Poland tailal
he made the decision not spirit
2022-06-11 14:44
1 reply
Nope he was forced to make a decision.
2022-06-11 14:45
RIP both potentially... I mean, any player that wants to stay in Russia is likely to be in low demand right? Spirit will need to find a replacement but I just don't know who would take the role...
2022-06-11 15:05
BIG FA...ING F I was soooooo hyped for spirits future... not sure if they can find a good replacement soon... +yekindar and petsi awp? PLZ?
2022-06-11 14:07
2 replies
Same. Rip
2022-06-11 14:14
Deko maybe. Or wonderful
2022-06-11 15:02
#43
apEX | 
Europe GWAZ
Dude there is no fucking top 10 team that will change their awper why tf would he leave?(except NAVI)
2022-06-11 14:07
1 reply
He doesn't want to leave russia
2022-06-11 14:07
Now he's gonna be locked in Russia. Hard choice to make but to him his citizenship is clearly more important than his gaming career. As if travel bans are imposed by some countries, Russia based player will struggle to get visas
2022-06-11 14:07
1 reply
His home is more important for him. And that is a normally human view. Except there is no one at home for you.
2022-06-11 14:38
#45
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Russia P4nkov
GL degster
2022-06-11 14:07
#46
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Russia fnatic_fan
bruh
2022-06-11 14:07
Nooo fuck this war,it is tearing apart the best CIS teams
2022-06-11 14:07
5 replies
Yes, how the war in Ukraine is affecting pro CS:GO is really the most tragic aspect of the conflict.
2022-06-11 14:19
3 replies
#105
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Nigeria YengSheng
:D
2022-06-11 14:23
it is m8
2022-06-11 15:13
#399
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Russia SoloN7
ofc
2022-06-11 23:44
What tears them apart isn't the war it is their bullshit claims
2022-06-11 14:21
pic + comment xd
2022-06-11 14:07
But why
2022-06-11 14:09
#61
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Poland DzikiMiki
Money money
2022-06-11 14:09
2 replies
How is this money money. He will make far less money getting locked into Russia aa he won't be leaving again.
2022-06-11 14:10
1 reply
Spirit pay anyway a shit salary. Not worth to leave your family behind
2022-06-11 14:20
so he hasn't gotten an offer? weird
2022-06-11 14:10
Sadge
2022-06-11 14:10
#77
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Hungary StraYzie
No waaaay, sadge
2022-06-11 14:12
Fuck. Rip Spirit and rip degster aswell.. He's gonna have trouble continuing to play from russia.
2022-06-11 14:13
#83
mir | 
Russia M31F
kek unexpected
2022-06-11 14:14
#90
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Portugal n0xiv4
For the ones saying NAVI +degster, how tf would that happen if he wants to stay in Russia?
2022-06-11 14:18
2 replies
But would be nice. Think how much degster could learn from S1mple. And s1mple could learn Cs again as a rifler, cuz seems he is tired.
2022-06-11 14:44
1 reply
s1mple is going valarante
2022-06-11 15:14
Big blow to Spirit, but there is plenty of CIS talent so I don't think it's going to be that big of a problem really.
2022-06-11 14:18
2 replies
If you want downgrade this is no problem.
2022-06-11 14:36
1 reply
I mean this change had to be made, degster didn't want to move to Serbia so he had to go, there is plenty of upcoming CIS talent that could reach his level soon.
2022-06-11 15:43
#94
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Portugal n0xiv4
Nice, now Spirit +stadodo XD (Abdul's twin)
2022-06-11 14:19
#97
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Poland moistu
Haha oBo v2
2022-06-11 14:20
Very sad and stupid
2022-06-11 14:21
what why
2022-06-11 14:21
#106
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Puerto Rico pain^
Putin really destroyed CIS scene
2022-06-11 14:23
15 replies
Nothing of this are Putins restrictions, laws or anything else. It is only spirit decision.
2022-06-11 14:35
14 replies
#169
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Puerto Rico pain^
It wasn't only spirit decision, it was degster's decision too, which was indirectly related to the war
2022-06-11 14:58
13 replies
Ah no. When the org tells you come with us or leave it is no free decision. That is "normal" adult thing but it isn't a free decision. Because he was forced to make one.
2022-06-11 15:15
2 replies
how will he play international tournamnets if he can't leave Russia?
2022-06-11 16:17
1 reply
how just everyone else does it, bootcamps is one thing, but they asked him to fully relocate
2022-06-11 20:14
It wasn't a result of the war it was a result of the western overreaction. The war has nothing to do with CS and should stay separate.
2022-06-11 16:23
9 replies
so punishing russians for invading independent country is overreaction, right? you should be ashamed mate
2022-06-11 17:01
8 replies
yes it's overreaction not russians started current thing, but their government, and if you have issues with them, you need to solve it with them, not by crying and begging to someone else
2022-06-11 20:16
4 replies
That's not even funny man. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians would be dead without the help of other countries. Calling it crying and begging is something that I would expect to hear from an animal, but not a human being.
2022-06-12 00:07
3 replies
some people from your country think it's funny to joke about killing russians tho, i even know who, he does it and ends up crying 5 minutes later on stream about killing ukrainians
2022-06-12 00:26
2 replies
Wow, you have found a Ukrainian streamer that hates russians and wants them dead? That's just shocking. Damn ukrainians should be more compassionate towards their invaders. Sorry man, you are right. You can call us beggars cuz we deserve it. Ffs just grow up. You live in a pony world.
2022-06-12 00:26
1 reply
you do live actually with thinking that everyone owes your country don't be surprised when people will stop showing pity to ukraine with such behaviour
2022-06-12 00:30
Collectively punishing every Russia person for the actions of a few int he government will only make Putin more popular in Russia. Also, this is a standard that has never been applied before. Israeli teams haven't been banned from anything despite their occupation of Palestine.
2022-06-11 21:13
2 replies
So letting Putin invade a country without consequences will instantly make russian citizens condemn their president's actions and will lead to revolution? What are you trying to tell me? The main purpose of sanctions is not the change of regime (their citizens won't stop loving Putin no matter what), but making this war more expensive for Russia and maybe let them think twice before invading next time. The second part is just whataboutism and is not worth my time to argue about.
2022-06-11 23:52
1 reply
I don't care to "stop" Putin. Ukraine isn't relevant to American security interest and hold no strategic resecures to us. We're just wasting billions of dollars to delay the inevitable. I'd be more than willing to let Russia have Eastern Europe and instead focus our intention on more important regions like Asia. In fact, it would make more sense for the US to ally with Russia to contain China, but it's too late for that it seems.
2022-06-12 01:48
#108
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Austria wdy629
First time they had a decent team ....lol
2022-06-11 14:26
3 replies
#134
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Not really Spirit in the start of 2021 were pretty good too, won a Dreamhack event as well.
2022-06-11 14:36
2 replies
+1 part of the cis rise last year alongside gambit and navi. After katowice 2021, I actually thought spirit could reach top 3 then they just fizzled out and became kinda mediocre. Kinda sad they fell apart like this in 1.5 years.
2022-06-11 14:44
1 reply
#149
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yea I was a big fan of that Spirit roster too and had high expectations but they all cooled down. No wonder that happened though , someone linked an article to me here yesterday where Spirit former coach talked about how much players were not getting along together and negotiating deals alone
2022-06-11 14:46
oh noo:-(
2022-06-11 14:26
Stay in russia die poor Unlucko
2022-06-11 14:28
rip spirit
2022-06-11 14:28
welcome to spirit, deko!
2022-06-11 14:30
1 reply
#155
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CIS Dude_Love
POGGERS
2022-06-11 14:51
#118
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CIS TheBigSAM
<3 Abdul <3
2022-06-11 14:30
What the fuck?
2022-06-11 14:30
#120
 | 
France Uexo
Lmao wtf mir and now degster
2022-06-11 14:31
Sad, good team ruined b/c of politics again. If Electronic can live in Russia while being in NaVi then I don’t see how Spirit cannot do the same for their best player.
2022-06-11 14:32
1 reply
#137
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Electronic is relocating as per NaVi representative.
2022-06-11 14:37
why bro...
2022-06-11 14:34
Kind of sad, but understandable. Spirit was finally proving to be a good contender and non chokers. Hopefully they can get good Awp back, but they probably have to take something less better
2022-06-11 14:34
#127
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Spain moorakami
I kry. Spirit were a good team.
2022-06-11 14:34
sad
2022-06-11 14:34
Spirit +FpSSS
2022-06-11 14:35
people have to understand it’s not easy to leave your family and friends to relocate to a different country. not everyone is able and willing to do it. all of you who are commenting “deserved” or “stupid” are plain braindeads. he could join a team like forze, while spirit could get w0nderful (dunno if deko is mature enough or idisbalance is willing to relocate)
2022-06-11 14:36
Dont worry, he will find a new home very soon
2022-06-11 14:37
#141
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Ukraine d3adLY
if he really wants to live in russia, then gg for his career
2022-06-11 14:39
noooooo. hopefully he finds a team
2022-06-11 14:40
Well, that was unexpected
2022-06-11 14:49
Boombl4 and degster, only three more kicked Russian to form a new team of Outsiders
2022-06-11 14:50
#153
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United Kingdom Bullitead
Placing top 4 in the Major, wants to leave with no realistic opportunity in a T1 team right now. Literally did not expect that rumour to be true.
2022-06-11 14:50
#154
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Russia evg1804
Nooooo guys... Hope both Team Spirit and degster find their own best way
2022-06-11 14:51
1 reply
#192
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Singapore 2200DPI
Problem: can he find a way to play even living Rus and most team left Rus at same time? VP wont get him Navi Epq left Rus
2022-06-11 15:18
wow nice photo, team stay and degster leaves
2022-06-11 14:52
excuse me what?
2022-06-11 14:52
so he did the obo's move rip carreer
2022-06-11 14:52
1 reply
Rip London
2022-06-11 14:55
#160
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Russia mcs#
wuuuuttt
2022-06-11 14:52
Pretty bad both for Spirit and Degster. Thanks Mr. Pootin for ruining literally every aspect of Russian people's life
2022-06-11 14:53
7 replies
+1
2022-06-11 14:55
based
2022-06-11 15:27
+1
2022-06-11 16:57
#400
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Russia SoloN7
0/8
2022-06-11 23:49
3 replies
0 perspectives in Russia/8 years in prison for having different opinion
2022-06-11 23:52
2 replies
#409
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Russia SoloN7
you're being too dramatic, we don't have such harsh measures
2022-06-12 00:17
1 reply
#410
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Russia SoloN7
maybe...
2022-06-12 00:17
#163
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Europe Blackhill
I think in the short term, Artfrost can be tried in the team. Maybe it will be the new star of the team.
2022-06-11 14:54
gl and hf playing local mail.ru tournaments
2022-06-11 14:54
#167
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Russia mcs#
so, +deko or +zorte? or w0nderful
2022-06-11 15:03
................................ so bad for both parties sigh
2022-06-11 14:57
#172
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Europe Zwenix
Well that sucks...
2022-06-11 15:04
understandable
2022-06-11 15:04
TL:DR Spirit is a dead team now when their carry is benched.
2022-06-11 15:09
Wtf is degster doing? Killing his career just so he can live in Russia?
2022-06-11 15:13
6 replies
#190
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Singapore 2200DPI
justa oBo vibes
2022-06-11 15:15
He is living free a higher goal is not to reach in life
2022-06-11 15:27
4 replies
#248
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Germany LANDWHALE
Move to Russia then and spare us from your crying. If in your opinion life is only truely free there you can leave Germany and the wider EU at any time, no one will miss you
2022-06-11 16:27
3 replies
Wow you go Personal. You are obv some of the war supporters.
2022-06-11 16:52
2 replies
#303
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Germany LANDWHALE
If you don't support war then state that Russia should withdraw from Ukraine's territory right now. It's simple, just do it
2022-06-11 18:24
1 reply
Or you can cry for more weapons.
2022-06-11 21:43
Maybe degster join forze? He can be an upgrade over zorte
2022-06-11 15:26
#203
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CIS E5KH
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-06-11 15:28
Whaaaaat?????? Well thats disappointing
2022-06-11 15:30
RIP SPIRIT
2022-06-11 15:31
#207
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Russia zoper
maybe patsi awp and yekindar on entry :?
2022-06-11 15:33
1 reply
So far petsi showed that he can do good plays when there is no pressure and he can take time on his fav positions. I think for a full awp play he needs still a lot.
2022-06-11 17:04
#208
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Denmark nicram64
El1an swap potential? El1an is experienced in tier1 enough, almost top20 player last year, he can definitely be both aggressive and passive, seems like perfect fit. Same for Entropiq, it feels like they are still missing something to make the next step, maybe bringing degster could be that step?
2022-06-11 15:33
#209
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Australia rationale
It is _not_ about unwilling to relocate, it's just PR. Hopefully we'll learn the real motive later.
2022-06-11 15:33
#212
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Finland AliSabid
Rip spirit
2022-06-11 15:38
MUST BE FNATIC
2022-06-11 15:40
1 reply
#223
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Europe Nuskel
nicoodoz can awp just fine
2022-06-11 15:50
gl abdul!
2022-06-11 15:43
#218
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CIS xxxxxxxxx
GL Abdul
2022-06-11 15:44
So he can finally perform for NA. GL in Complexity!
2022-06-11 15:44
#221
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United States cybonics
But Cologne....
2022-06-11 15:48
Dang that’s sad, now everyone’s gonna say this team flukes the major and we’d never be able to truly see whether or not its true.
2022-06-11 15:51
#227
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Iceland vetoska
saddest story ever told
2022-06-11 15:53
deserved, byue bye abdul
2022-06-11 15:57
Family over career?
2022-06-11 16:07
Degster went full Obo. Never go full Obo.
2022-06-11 16:12
He will get ez spot on 1win with boombl4 and flamie
2022-06-11 16:14
#243
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Brazil MrLucas
That just makes me remember Hltv deleting all posts and comments about the war and It effects on cs scene as If they didn't exist
2022-06-11 16:23
#245
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Sweden snallan
NIP degster let's go!
2022-06-11 16:23
#246
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India aR__
Tf?
2022-06-11 16:24
wtf deko <-> degster the only solution
2022-06-11 16:30
I'll look at the brighter side of things here. Thank you for the memories Thank you for the top 4 major and being part of the team that made me love CS again Thank you Degster GL in the future, I will cheer for you wherever you go.
2022-06-11 16:33
+w0nderful
2022-06-11 16:36
Reached top 4.. kicks awper... Stupid org
2022-06-11 16:44
1 reply
he left himself bcs he wanted to live in Russia not in Serbia
2022-06-11 16:58
Spirit values morals more than money. Respect. Team is fucked though.
2022-06-11 16:54
Destroyed potential top 10 team
2022-06-11 16:56
The amount of morons in the comment section is incredible. Degster gets kicked because he doesn't want to relocate - oh he will join 'enter team that requires him to relocate'
2022-06-11 17:02
1 reply
This thread makes me lose faith in zoomer's reading abilities
2022-06-11 19:17
Good luck Abdul, RIP Spirit.
2022-06-11 17:16
From little that I saw him it did look like he'd enjoy mentality in Serbia. Just some of the ways he carries him self and all reminded me of few people I know, he's passionate, competitive, has the "fuck you" as a part of his mentality but more importantly he's a simple straightforward man. I understand if he has personal reasons like a girlrfriend, but for him personally I think he'd enjoy it here.
2022-06-11 17:18
3 replies
#288
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South America Huascaran
Yeah, the fact he didn’t even give it a try is odd. Spirit is a good team with longevity
2022-06-11 17:43
2 replies
does not have to be odd, he could have things tied in there, gf, college, her college etc. But he's young, he could risk it to waste couple of years if he does not like it here, he can pick and choose after that. I know Serbia is not much, but he's have better opportunities to move out further if he had Serbian citizenship
2022-06-11 17:49
1 reply
#298
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South America Huascaran
Obviously, but still - going long distance for a few months until player break… thats what i mean; i’s give it a try at least
2022-06-11 18:04
forze +degster?
2022-06-11 17:21
XD?
2022-06-11 17:27
Entropiq -el1an + degster
2022-06-11 17:34
#287
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South America Huascaran
Damn, this sucks :(
2022-06-11 17:42
#295
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Iceland suriel666
damn yet another CIS team that is breaking apart because of the shit war
2022-06-11 18:00
unexpected. sad for him :(
2022-06-11 18:01
#299
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Other Quagmire_
They'll prolly go for w0nderful since he's a free agent, or they might buy out deko or zorte. Idk if there are any better cis apwers available
2022-06-11 18:13
#300
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United States broken1i
You laugh now but he will make team with boom4L and be top 5 team with 3 majors in-hand.
2022-06-11 18:15
back to tier 3000000000000000000000000
2022-06-11 18:33
So sad
2022-06-11 18:35
What the fuck!!?? I bet no one saw this coming
2022-06-11 18:50
spirit is now finished
2022-06-11 19:39
#323
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Portugal joaosenra
f Spirit, Finaly build a roster with future and to win tittles few weeks latter back to be an irrelevant team.
2022-06-11 19:46
#325
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Russia Sempefey
crazy moves, WTF!? o.0
2022-06-11 19:57
I think spirit w0nderful is the most logical choice for Spirit. which young and skilled russian awper would be willing to leave russia rn?
2022-06-11 20:01
Spirit el1an
2022-06-11 20:08
+ w0nderful
2022-06-11 20:10
#340
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Hungary szia
always really disappointing when personal matters interfere with csgo :( GL in your next adventure degster
2022-06-11 20:14
LMFAO
2022-06-11 20:25
respect him for choosing relationships with his family and gf over a career which is just a small part of his overall life— people dont have perspective lol
2022-06-11 20:31
HLTV users cannot read, nothing new. "There are certain personal matters that prevented me from being able to meet these demands," he said. "In addition, my girlfriend .." Let's just skip the whole first sentence and focus on the fact that he has a girlfriend.
2022-06-11 20:32
1 reply
+1
2022-06-11 20:59
I understand it is hard decision, but terrible for his career considering state of spirit right now. Obviously also pretty bad for spirit.
2022-06-11 20:34
#358
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India Raghav45
Any Chance of FNC Degster?
2022-06-11 20:44
2 replies
#369
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
0
2022-06-11 21:11
#380
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Sweden Cveta
I’m happy with nicodooz tbh he has good synergy with roej and is good enough
2022-06-11 21:43
Abdul just oBo himself bruh
2022-06-11 20:48
Weird.....Maybe get Woro?
2022-06-11 21:11
Serbia hub of esports lul
2022-06-11 21:28
hope degster can find a new home
2022-06-11 21:44
Wow, that's tragic.
2022-06-11 22:18
left Spirit to return to Russia(dead scene) If degster wants to have career he needs either yekindar, boombla team or t1 team, plenty of t1 teams are open to get such player i see him being as skillfull as Niko but also capable of playing as a main AWP
2022-06-11 23:00
4 replies
>Russia >Dead scene pick one Even if you don't count Spirit, C9, Entropiq, there are still VP, Forze, K23, 1win. The scene is far from being dead.
2022-06-11 23:04
3 replies
ok, there are teams, lets count tournaments, their total prize and amount of sanctions
2022-06-11 23:09
2 replies
You seem to think russians just cannot travel at all. That is false, russian planes cannot go over most of european skies, while only planes of countries that have closed sky for russian planes cannot go to Russia (as far as I understand, otherwise would be pretty stupid on Russia to just ban everything). And even if I'm mistaken, he can still fly to Turkey (or, right, it's Turkiye now, still need to remember that) and go where he needs to from there. He doesn't want to permanently live in another country, not to travel for work, bootcamp, etc. It's a big difference. Edit: Also, he will probably have little visa issues because he already have traveled previously. For players that never left Russia it will be difficult, but not for him. Maybe except countries like USA that just way too strict because everyone is a potential terrorist in their eyes since 2001.
2022-06-12 06:30
1 reply
If he goes back to Russia and becomes a player of a Russia located org he definetly decreases chances of participating in EU/US tournaments.(0%? 1-2%?) I don't see him becoming as a player of EU/US located org because nobody wants to waste a vast amount of money on player that cannot travel
2022-06-12 11:05
Aight so spirit didn't let him to spend enough time with his gf? Cause that is basically the reason he left right?
2022-06-11 23:02
nothing wrong wanting to stay in your home country
2022-06-12 05:01
#435
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Philippines B3nk4i
Dude spirit cant keep their star players to save their life my god
2022-06-12 07:41
So many t2 CIS awpers ready for t1, dumb move for degster imo
2022-06-12 09:40
ANNOUNCE w0nderful ITS TIME
2022-06-12 10:53
Why spirit wants to carry his org to serbia? thx
2022-06-12 11:02
1 reply
#470
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Sweden Iekr0
Cuz Serbia supports russia
2022-06-15 21:16
Wow
2022-06-12 11:04
AbdulPls
2022-06-12 19:20
His sister is sick, he just wants to spend more time with her. And girlfriend was mentioned as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th reason
2022-06-12 20:02
don't lose your job over nyash
2022-06-14 23:16
#468
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India SKS_1337
New Device. (dev1ve if u seeing this, sorry. be back and make me shut up)
2022-06-15 01:39
1 reply
More like mini-device, because he pretty talented, but won nothing. Nicolai has 4 majors, huge career still, even he's benched right now.
2022-06-15 14:09
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