K23 add trio to complete team
K23 have announced that they have completed their roster with three new players and a secondary coach.
Artem "iDISBALANCE" Egorov, Rassim "Jyo" Valijev, and Sanzhar "def1zer" Talgat have been brought in to reinforce the CIS team, which had been depleted to just two players following the departures of Vladislav "FinigaN" Usov, Timur "clax" Sabirov and Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov from the active roster. Pavel "PASHANOJ" Legostaev was also brought into the team to fulfill the role of secondary coach.
K23 recently made waves by qualifying for the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe RMR in October, where they narrowly missed out on a Major spot after a loss to BIG in the deciding series of the 2-2 pool. The organization then went through a rebuilding phase following its unsuccessful campaign and now once again fields a full roster.
With the new trio, K23 have brought in a combination of new blood and experience. iDISBALANCE and Jyo are seasoned players who last turned out for Nemiga, where they played together for over a year. iDISBALANCE is otherwise most known for his time at Spirit, where he spent two years before getting removed in favor of Abdul "degster" Gasanov.
Young gun def1zer is the roster's new blood, with his only HLTV match before linking up with the K23 squad being an appearance for Kazakhstan U18 in September, where the 17-year-old posted a 1.45 rating. The final addition to the team is secondary coach PASHANOJ, who has played for a myriad of CIS teams in his time as a player and how transitions to his first coaching role in CS:GO.
With these additions, K23 now have: