markeloff to make appearance in charity showmatch

The Ukrainian will play his first HLTV-featured game since the FACEIT London Minors over four years ago.

Yegor "⁠markeloff⁠" Markelov is set to return to the server for the first time since 2018 to compete in a two-team charity tournament versus Ioann "⁠Edward⁠" Sukhariev and his Counter-Strike-rapper mix.

The event will play out on September 23 and feature just a single best-of-three, starting at 18:30 , with the maps being Dust2, Inferno, and Mirage. The tournament will have ~$11,000 up for grabs, with the entirety of the prize pool being donated to the Ukrainian Charity Fund.

Spectators will also be able to donate directly to the charity throughout the duration of the showmatch, with funds being raised to support both the Ukrainian armed forces as well as people who were displaced following Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

markeloff will duke it out versus Edward for the chance to win ~$11,000 for charity

markeloff was a founding member of the Natus Vincere lineup that first entered CS:GO all the way back in 2013 when the roster finally made the long-awaited switch from Counter-Strike: 1.6. The Ukrainian made a surprise departure from the organisation in July of that year, going on to join Astana Dragons, where he took home his first and only trophy of CS:GO at TECHLABS Cup 2013.

markeloff also put up strong numbers individually throughout the year, sporting a 1.08 rating in 2013, enough to nab himself a spot at 15th in HLTV's Top 20 players of 2013. Later in his career he represented HellRaisers and FlipSid3, playing alongside Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev in both organisations.

The Ukrainian veteran's first choice of a teammate for the event comes in the form of Stefan "⁠1mpala⁠" Ailazian, the pair being the only Counter-Strike players on the roster. Rounding out the lineup are Dota 2 player Bogdan "Iceberg" Vasylenko, and footballers Yevhen Konoplyanka and Oleksandr Zinchenko, who play for MKS Cracovia and Arsenal, respectively.

Edward ranked 16th in HLTV's Top 20 players of 2013

Edward, on the other hand, was one of Natus Vincere's longest-serving members, representing the organisation for the majority of his CS:GO career. The Ukrainian enjoyed a large amount of success in the seven years he spent with the side, taking home 15 trophies, notably BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018 and ESL One Cologne 2018, alongside making three Major grand final appearances.

Edward's roster is more Counter-Strike-centric than markeloff's, the core being made up of Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov and his former Natus Vincere teammate in Arseny "⁠ceh9⁠" Trynozhenko. The remainder of the squad is built around members of the music industry, with the Ukrainian veteran recruiting rappers KYIVSTONER and Lil Morty.

markeloff's Team and Edward's Team are as follows:

Ukraine Yegor "⁠markeloff⁠" Markelov
Ukraine Stefan "⁠1mpala⁠" Ailazian
Ukraine Bogdan "Iceberg" Vasylenko
Ukraine Yevhen Konoplyanka
Ukraine Oleksandr Zinchenko
Ukraine Ioann "⁠Edward⁠" Sukhariev
Ukraine Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov
Ukraine Arseny "⁠ceh9⁠" Trynozhenko
Ukraine Slevin "Kyivstoner" Dadyan
Ukraine Vyacheslav "Lil Morty" Mikhailov
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
102
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Arseny 'ceh9' Trynozhenko
Arseny 'ceh9' Trynozhenko
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Stefan '1mpala' Ailazian
Stefan '1mpala' Ailazian
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
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Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
HOLY W
2022-09-22 17:45
15 replies
#20
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Brazil flytw4tp
biggest awper Ukraine has ever had not even s1mple can surpass his priime
2022-09-22 17:49
11 replies
+1 s1mple crybaby nobody should care about him
2022-09-22 17:53
4 replies
#36
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France ignorefAN
Markeloff about s1mple leaving: ”I feel really awesome that he left”
2022-09-22 18:01
3 replies
Leaving what ?
2022-09-22 18:36
2 replies
flipsid3
2022-09-22 18:38
1 reply
Blad3 about s1mple leaving "now we don't have to fight with some toxic kid the whole time"
2022-09-22 22:50
This "biggest awper Ukraine has ever had" was only good for max 3 years (2010-2012)
2022-09-22 18:10
5 replies
well duh after that everyone switched to Global Offensive otherwise he would've still dominated retarded take
2022-09-22 19:00
4 replies
if grandma had dick, she would be grandpa
2022-09-22 19:01
3 replies
right let's compare a guy who was great at a game at how he fares on a different game with different mechanics p1mple fanboy's brain everyone
2022-09-22 19:06
2 replies
Dude you countered your own logic lmao
2022-09-23 02:36
1 reply
Lmao I was replying to the "3+ max year" stupid argument lmao
2022-09-23 12:56
#60
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Israel Wao_Mao
bad player
2022-09-22 18:12
ayoo is that arsenal’s zinchenko that we know
2022-09-23 12:14
1 reply
#187
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Russia kekmann
I bet
2022-09-23 15:05
W
2022-09-22 17:46
#3
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Finland PiapA
Thats great
2022-09-22 17:46
#4
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Australia Sify
no s1mple is good
2022-09-22 17:46
6 replies
#14
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Finland Miroyev
Inb4 he begs on twitter to be stand-in
2022-09-22 17:48
3 replies
then flames zinchenko on twitter
2022-09-22 18:15
1 reply
Zinchenko vs s1mple 💀💀
2022-09-22 22:51
Edward's Team should disband after that blunder LUL
2022-09-22 19:36
yeah should woro is problem tweet first trashtalk to s1mple
2022-09-23 06:37
1 reply
#175
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Australia Sify
why would he tweet if s1mple wasn't toxic??
2022-09-23 07:51
ez 4 Lil Morty
2022-09-22 17:46
1 reply
ahahaha this is so sick wtfffffffffffffffffffff
2022-09-22 22:08
Ez4headtr1ck
2022-09-22 17:46
HERE BEFORE S1MPLE STAND IN ANNOUNCEMENT
2022-09-22 17:46
chlenix: on
2022-09-22 17:47
#10
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Finland AliSabid
Niice
2022-09-22 17:47
#11
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Argentina EnvyJ
A must watch game
2022-09-22 17:47
#12
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Poland coniasty
zinchenko konoplaynka pog
2022-09-22 17:47
#13
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Finland Miroyev
Cen9 the popular youtuber
2022-09-22 17:47
4 replies
popular person*, not popular youtuber.... 5-20k views on youtube videos
2022-09-22 22:15
1 reply
#168
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Ukraine Lynchsob
Madddddd
2022-09-23 06:14
former NaVi player and x3 times major champ in cs 1.6!
2022-09-23 11:19
1 reply
#188
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Finland Miroyev
i know it's just old meme to say ceh9 (famous youtuber) Xd
2022-09-23 15:32
#15
roeJ | 
Turkey RV14
markeloff 🙂
2022-09-22 17:48
Zinchenko wtf
2022-09-22 17:48
#17
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Finland Porro
zinchenko wow
2022-09-22 17:48
#18
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Finland Teukkasd
THE GOD IS BACK
2022-09-22 17:49
Zinchenko WW
2022-09-22 17:49
Actual fun showmatch?
2022-09-22 17:50
2 replies
#98
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Poland Berbe123
Unless s1mple stands in
2022-09-22 19:13
1 reply
Lmao
2022-09-22 19:47
#22
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
finaly,
2022-09-22 17:52
#23
emi | 
Serbia bra1np
Konoplyanka pogger, go go, Good football player
2022-09-22 17:52
1 reply
Zinchenko: 😔
2022-09-23 11:35
Goat is back
2022-09-22 17:53
5 replies
lol
2022-09-22 20:56
4 replies
Flair checks out
2022-09-22 21:41
3 replies
if markelof is goat forest is god himself
2022-09-22 23:29
2 replies
Awp goat
2022-09-22 23:43
Markeloff 1 award player of the year Forest 0 award player of the year But nvm, f0rest legend
2022-09-22 23:59
Zinchenko and Konoplyanka lol POG
2022-09-22 17:55
1.6 legend
2022-09-22 17:55
Ceh9 (famous youtuber) is back
2022-09-22 17:56
#30
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Hungary Benccce
Markeloff :O
2022-09-22 17:56
Add s1mple to ruin the whole showmatch
2022-09-22 17:56
2 replies
yeah everyone only want know s1mple is ruined showmatch but actually woro start to tweet trashtalk to s1mple make it look so bad
2022-09-23 06:38
1 reply
It’s all on stream s1mple being toxic during the match stop trying to defend him.
2022-09-24 04:59
YOOOOOOOO
2022-09-22 17:56
ZINCHENKO OH ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOUR SOUL
2022-09-22 17:57
1mpala OMEGALUL at first u need to qualify to minor
2022-09-22 17:57
#35
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Equatorial Guinea Karlheinz
WWW
2022-09-22 18:01
Zeusgod?
2022-09-22 18:02
Iceberg of Dota 2? Poggers
2022-09-22 18:01
IGOR MARKEYLOFF LETS GO
2022-09-22 18:02
cool I guess.. you should link their football profiles
2022-09-22 18:04
markeloff GIGACHAD
2022-09-22 18:03
#42
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Sweden frizzahh
zinchenko pogger
2022-09-22 18:03
no s1mple & woro ((
2022-09-22 18:03
3 replies
s1mple would shittalk zinchenko and konoplyanka for playing bad
2022-09-22 18:09
1 reply
they should play against each other this time ^^
2022-09-22 18:13
Lmao
2022-09-22 18:16
markeloff + zinchenko POGGERS
2022-09-22 18:04
ceh9 1.6 legend.
2022-09-22 18:04
zinchenko and konoplyanka play csgo? I remember that BETWAY did some BLAST promo with Yarmalenko
2022-09-22 18:05
thanks god no s1mple
2022-09-22 18:05
Wtf :D 2 football players vs 2 rappers WHO WILL WIN
2022-09-22 18:07
Very nice to see ceh9 having the chance to play with a legend like headtr1ck
2022-09-22 18:07
#52
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Germany KEMSN
Legend
2022-09-22 18:10
S1mple will ruin it
2022-09-22 18:10
Zinchenko major W
2022-09-22 18:11
isn't ceh9 literally fighting in the war
2022-09-22 18:11
#57
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Hungary StraYzie
GOAT That's a match I'm definitely watching
2022-09-22 18:11
MarkeloN
2022-09-22 18:11
-1mpala +Yarmolenko
2022-09-22 18:15
It promises to be a great meeting !!! Oleksandr Zinchenko, an Arsenal player, along with Yevhen Konoplyanka, a Cracovia player, and before that, Sevilla and Schalke will play in CS. I am interested in the level of these two players ^^, because as far as I know Yevhen plays Fifa pretty well, we'll see what they show in Cs: go.
2022-09-22 18:15
2 replies
#144
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Ukraine eugcomax
Yevhen plays cs much better than Zina
2022-09-22 22:45
1 reply
So we can expect quite an interesting meeting ^^
2022-09-22 22:47
Always believe in, Zinchenko, oh, oh! Always believe in your soul. You’ve got the power to know, You’re indestructible!
2022-09-22 18:16
THE LEGEND RETURNS!
2022-09-22 18:16
I guess Edward won’t invite s1mple to showmatches anymore xD
2022-09-22 18:18
#73
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Very hype. :D Reminds me of the old ASTANA DRAGONS.
2022-09-22 18:24
Please don't invite s1mple again please
2022-09-22 18:26
legend
2022-09-22 18:26
chlenix on
2022-09-22 18:27
#78
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Sweden nevz26
albert vasilev?
2022-09-22 18:29
headtrick should be pistol only or something. will not be fun for anyone if he tries
2022-09-22 18:31
#80
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Ukraine StyleZzZ
MARKELOFF MY COUMIR MY GOD
2022-09-22 18:33
1 reply
Correction.. "OUR" GOD! marik <3
2022-09-23 02:59
#81
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Algeria Zawwy
Oleksandr Zinchenko W W he gonna cry after
2022-09-22 18:34
"for the first time since 2018" bullshit, he played another showmatch in 2020
2022-09-22 18:35
ceh9 Pog
2022-09-22 18:38
ceh9 (famous youtuber)
2022-09-22 18:50
The guy who showed everybody s1mple's true colours
2022-09-22 18:50
#90
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Latvia chebyrek
ZINCHENKO ??!??!?!?!?
2022-09-22 18:51
Wtf zinchenko??? Markeloff is back?? Must watch match
2022-09-22 18:58
Konoplyanka and Zinchenko, this is must see
2022-09-22 18:58
banger match
2022-09-22 18:59
#99
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Poland Berbe123
Big W that there isnt s1mple
2022-09-22 19:14
#100
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Ukraine N1fromUA
Markeloff the real GOAT, s1mple should work with himself, last show match was a terrible bcs of him
2022-09-22 19:17
banger
2022-09-22 19:20
no inkmate((
2022-09-22 19:21
2 replies
piyavka navi, nahui ego
2022-09-22 19:37
Lexa vinovat
2022-09-22 20:15
Zinchenko holy shit
2022-09-22 19:26
iceberg dota2? PoggU, did he played csgo also?
2022-09-22 19:34
#105
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Poland karov
nice
2022-09-22 19:34
No zelensky?
2022-09-22 19:35
1 reply
xD
2022-09-23 05:40
zinchenko????
2022-09-22 19:51
#112
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Ukraine ksay
markelON
2022-09-22 19:56
Legend(s)!
2022-09-22 19:56
The dust2 deag returns
2022-09-22 20:14
10x better than buster's LAN in S. Petersbourg
2022-09-22 20:16
#118
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India Noobd1an
Zinchenko pogggg
2022-09-22 20:18
Markeloff <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
2022-09-22 20:22
#120
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Brazil nebpyhita
best awper to ever touch a counterstrike franchise
2022-09-22 20:22
zinchenko and konoplyanka (famous footballers?)
2022-09-22 20:24
LIL MORTY AHHAHAHAHAHAHA
2022-09-22 20:29
English isn't my native language, but to me this bit "Later in his career he represented HellRaisers and FlipSid3, playing alongside Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy and Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev in the latter organization" suggests that markeloff didn't play with s1mple in hellraisers whereas he did at dh winter 2014. I'd like to know if it is written that way because all 3 first played together in flipsid3?
2022-09-22 20:31
#125
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United States dusq
EZ FOR LIL MORTY
2022-09-22 20:32
then after first map, they will bring the subs: Woro2k and s1mple, and then the tilting begins. Woro is trashing Zinchenko while s1mple is completely tilted due to a Guy named 'Kyivstoner'. In the end, the match will be cancelled.
2022-09-22 20:37
No idea what 1mpala is doing here LMAO
2022-09-22 20:53
MARIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2022-09-22 20:57
Yeeeeessstl the legeend
2022-09-22 21:13
iceberg, serious?
2022-09-22 21:13
Lil Morty - rapper - check that shit: youtube.com/watch?v=0MTp14Xo6JE youtube.com/watch?v=klNXRrrQvjo (EN subtitles) XD
2022-09-22 21:13
invite s1mple, he will make some fun xDDD
2022-09-22 21:35
Nice!
2022-09-22 21:51
My all time fav player <3
2022-09-22 22:07
the legend
2022-09-22 22:18
LEGEND is back!
2022-09-22 22:19
real LEGEND
2022-09-22 22:21
Letsgooooooooo
2022-09-22 22:31
chlenix peek
2022-09-22 23:05
markeloff is a legend. not even on the same level as s1mple. s1mples a little pussy
2022-09-22 23:09
#151
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CIS Cresscent
Bodyan v solo
2022-09-22 23:30
Yooooo.. so happy to see mark back.. reminds me of good old 1.6 days =(
2022-09-22 23:30
Good to see marik! Markeloff interviewed by Zeus youtube.com/watch?v=kKMev_jEHig&feature=..
2022-09-22 23:43
marik <3
2022-09-23 01:02
s1mple don't come please
2022-09-23 01:18
best awper ever
2022-09-23 02:36
marik the god <3 time to go back to 2010 <3 forever in our hearts. markeloff. <3 <3 <3
2022-09-23 02:39
2 replies
Markeldoff the average player who's ungodly inconsistent... Even in his prime he average .9x.
2022-09-23 05:55
1 reply
Excellent bait, lol. markeloff was dominating the Counter-Strike landscape when half of you guys weren't even born yet. LOL.
2022-09-23 21:01
No S1mple no Zeus not worth to watch
2022-09-23 03:08
2 replies
S1mple would get wrecked also.
2022-09-23 05:54
1 reply
never ever forever
2022-09-23 10:59
TeamMarkeloff FTW
2022-09-23 05:41
Lol markeldoff always been average, even in his prime... He fell of harder and faster than stewie2k did.
2022-09-23 05:54
1 reply
csgo he was pretty meh (I mean most of his career was on fucking flipsid3 with blad3 i think). 1.6 he was one of the greats
2022-09-23 06:42
remember when this guy wanted the goat kicked from his team because he was super insecure that a 16 year old was better than him in every aspect of a game he played for his whole life
2022-09-23 06:21
1 reply
s1mple had that happen to him until he joined NaVi. btw 2014 s1mple wasnt the same as 2017 s1mple at all. +I think s1mple was banned at the time still from ESL events.
2022-09-23 06:43
MARKEGOAT
2022-09-23 06:26
Kyivstoners name is Albert
2022-09-23 08:56
Chlenix ON!!!!
2022-09-23 11:06
markeloff and Zinchenko in the same team? what is this lol
2022-09-23 12:47
#185
MJE | 
France Blqck
Oleksandr Zinchenko really ? :D
2022-09-23 13:01
#189
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Singapore 2200DPI
No s1mple = no ploblem maybe so much fun
2022-09-23 15:50
zinchenko is going to smoke them
2022-09-23 16:03
Chlenix on
2022-09-23 19:01
oleeeee ole ole oleeeeeeeeee, YEGOOOOOOOR, YEGOOOOOOOR! Oleeeeeee ole ole oleeeeeeeeeee... ceh9 also!! hahahahah epic
2022-09-24 02:04
Gg
2022-09-24 05:01
LMAO I OPENED A THREAD ABOUT MARKELOFF AND HLTV STAFF SAW IT AND REMEMBER THERES A PLAYER CALLED MARKELOFF :D hltv.org/forums/threads/2675894/markelof..
2022-09-24 16:56
Nice.
2022-09-25 04:31
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