k23 to attend GameGune

July 21st, 2012 21:26

Following our earlier announcement featuring 21 teams for GameGune 2012, the Kazakhstani team k23 built around Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev has signed up as well.

The team hasn't been together officially in years due to Kystaubayev joining United and then moving to China in 2010 for school. However, they attended ASUS Open Summer 2010 and defeated Natus Vincere in the semi-finals before losing against Lions.

k23 includes three players of NEXT at WCG 2011 

Most recently three of their players represented Kazakhstan under the name of NEXT at World Cyber Games 2011 where they managed a fourth place finish following losses against ESC Gaming and Moscow Five.

k23 at GameGune 2012:

Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev
Kazakhstan Alexander "beAst" Yakovlev
Kazakhstan Dastan "dastan" Akbaev
Kazakhstan Adlet "KeeN" Nyrseytov
Kazakhstan Malik "N1ck3L" Sualirov

There are still two more slots open at GameGune 2012 which will kick off on Thursday in Bilbao. HLTV.org will bring you full coverage of the event on-site.

Ecuador habdi 
nice, gl to them
2012-07-21 21:27
GL AdreN = NEO.
2012-07-21 23:52
o rly ?
2012-07-22 02:32
haha nice joke)
2012-07-22 06:26
Nowadays yes it is a joke, but if u watched AdreN a few years back, he was not far behind Neo.
2012-07-22 07:22
2012-07-22 11:22
2012-07-22 08:11
zanoj>adren,neo for sure
2012-07-23 17:48
learn english is KAZAKHSTAN
2012-07-21 21:28
kNgV- | 
Brazil olocoxd 
suck this lurppis =D
2012-07-21 22:57
speechless at how retarded people are
2012-07-22 14:41
2012-07-22 18:16
If you are referring to the "Kazakhstani" then it's you who have failed ^^, Kazakhstani is the right spelling and you use it to explain that something is from etc. Kazakhstan:) if you didn't refer to that word. Then... my bad;)
2012-07-22 02:17
Another idiot who have no experience. This word Kazakhstani gives not. Shut your mouth or your hearth get frozen! You dont write Russiani or Ukrainiani ???? no also GTWO
2012-07-22 08:28
lurppis is correct, it's Kazakhstani and both of your examples are wrong because he didn't write "Kazakhstaniani". Check a dictionary if you don't believe me.
2012-07-22 09:34
Kazakh sounds better
2012-07-22 11:49
The term Kazakhstani (Kazakh: қазақтар, Qazaqtar; Russian: казахи, kazakhy) was coined to describe all citizens of Kazakhstan, including non-Kazakhs.[11] The word "Kazakh" is generally used to refer to people of ethnic Kazakh descent (including those living in China, Afghanistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and other countries). source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan
2012-07-22 12:57
agreed, also ukrainkh sounds better too imo
2012-07-22 15:30
a reply full of fail.
2012-07-22 11:55
Haha, indeed.
2012-07-22 15:22
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
You talk about his english? GG
2012-07-22 16:28
big words from someone using google translate or babelfish to write their replies. but since i enjoy proving morons wrong just oh so much, here it is: The term Kazakhstani (Kazakh: қазақтар, Qazaqtar; Russian: казахи, kazakhy) was coined to describe all citizens of Kazakhstan, including non-Kazakhs.[11] The word "Kazakh" is generally used to refer to people of ethnic Kazakh descent (including those living in China, Afghanistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and other countries). source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan
2012-07-22 12:57
your source is wrong...
2012-07-22 17:02
who cares about the source? the thing is that such term is correct
2012-07-22 17:19
take it easy,fish
2012-07-22 17:45
I'm cool, did I swear or something?
2012-07-22 19:20
i didnt swear bro,i just called u fish cause u got caught in my troll-net
2012-07-22 19:43
Oh well, if that's the case, you're forgiven.
2012-07-22 20:06
>>Makil "N1ck3L" Sualirov You've got a misprint, his name's Malik. Also, it's correct to use "Kazakhstani" because roster is not completely consists of Kazakhs. Beast's Russian but has Kazakhstan citizenship, therefore, he's Kazakhstani. Others are Kazakhs but we all are still Kazakhstani.
2012-07-22 20:36
cool :D
2012-07-21 21:28
will watch them to spectate adren only <3
2012-07-21 21:28
Then you're missing a big part<3
2012-07-22 07:23
GL guys !!!
2012-07-21 21:28
Norway Mickey Mouse 
AdreN 8)
2012-07-21 21:29
2012-07-21 21:30
Romania 7R 
cool, gl
2012-07-21 21:31
Morocco skamz 
cool, allways a pleasure to watch AdreN playing, beast & nickel are solid as well !
2012-07-21 21:34
anvik was good too
2012-07-21 23:57
Old k23 from 2005-2008,what a memory
2012-07-22 07:23
you watched cs when you were eleven years old?
2012-07-22 21:41
My brother used to love k23 aswell, he has been following since the beta test, and for some reasons I got to love that team as well right on way, so well organized and mindblowing strats. No I started 13, but I've wacthed old demos from 2005-2008 then I've watched them since :)
2012-07-22 21:54
gl guys :)
2012-07-21 21:34
gl guys
2012-07-21 21:38
2012-07-21 21:39
Brazil oc^ 
+mou :)
2012-07-21 21:39
CS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2012-07-21 21:40
2012-07-21 21:48
2012-07-21 21:40
Sweden PPH 
2012-07-21 21:40
lurppis4Kazakhstani! CS IS NOT DEAD!! oh wait..
2012-07-21 21:41
Good luck AdreN, it's your last chance!
2012-07-21 21:42
u're right. adren, do it as friendly VP.
2012-07-22 10:33
lol :D gl k23 ! one of my fav teams
2012-07-21 21:43
nice gl
2012-07-21 21:46
Nice! GL k23!
2012-07-21 21:47
cs is dead.
2012-07-21 21:47
why is dead while international teams attend to this european tournament... this reapeated thing with "cs is dead" it's just a joke guys like chlenix. peace and 1.6 it's still the best.
2012-07-21 22:52
They atend cause it might be the last big tournament in CS...
2012-07-22 10:13
k23 Adren :p Btw. I'm sad that my fav. team, SK, won't attend :(
2012-07-21 21:50
Macedonia VAC1 
gl :)
2012-07-21 21:50
gl k23 : )
2012-07-21 21:52
AdreN kick some ass!
2012-07-21 21:53
2012-07-21 21:56
2012-07-21 21:58
adren, beast, nickel. nice
2012-07-21 21:59
gl k23!!! :) The best K23 Line-up in my opinion: MihaO - sick awp... AdreN - no comments, just monstah :DDD N1ck3L - sick aim beAst - great IGL ANV1k - sick aim + great clutcher. P.S. Go Na`Vi and K23! 2 my fav teams. markeloff <3
2012-07-21 22:00
yeah old k23 is awesome
2012-07-21 23:15
2012-07-22 01:18
- mihao + MuMuno .
2012-07-22 03:23
im shure now they dont so hard....
2012-07-22 06:19
Peru dbie 
fucking awesome, gogogo adren and co <3
2012-07-21 22:00
nice gl :D
2012-07-21 22:01
Azerbaijan Talley 
storm > k23. GL guys
2012-07-21 22:04
Portugal picc 
please die.
2012-07-21 23:22
<3 AdreN and beAst!!
2012-07-21 22:07
Czech Republic mbS 
GL !
2012-07-21 22:08
Nice ggglhf Adren +4 <3
2012-07-21 22:10
u know they gonna get smashed..
2012-07-21 22:10
ain't so sure about that
2012-07-21 23:09
I don't think you know much about k23. They can take games off top teams. Their incredibly skilled. They just don't attend tournaments consistently.
2012-07-22 02:32
Slooow down there fella;) Remember this team has not existed for along time. Yes the orga has, but this line-up hasn't this is their 2end tounrey since WCG.
2012-07-22 07:25
I'm eager to see if their skill is the same or better. Odds are it isn't and it's a farewell to 1.6 LANs kind of thing. But I hope they do some damage.
2012-07-22 11:40
MihaO retired? :(
2012-07-21 22:13
walle | 
United States nixt 
2012-07-22 05:57
Actually surpraised by N1ckeL coming back, since he has a wife and a little kid. MihaO retired alongst him.
2012-07-22 07:27
they are gonna take 1st place then :)
2012-07-22 08:28
Hahaha:D I would love to see k23 doing well they event, maybe it will make them start playing again, bringing something to the scene before it dies;) Or AdreN to join M5=)
2012-07-22 16:13
yeah, adren strong:) i think they can do thier best at GG
2012-07-22 20:29
Serbia froa 
nice.. gl :)
2012-07-21 22:13
How they could defeat navi in navi's best year?
2012-07-21 22:22
de_nuke 16:14 , pure casuality :D
2012-07-21 23:10
O yeah, nuke is not navi's good map:) so now i see))
2012-07-22 12:33
How? This is the best team tactical wize in the cs history, abselutly mindblowing. And they have players that can do the most incredable. Watch this team on any map from any event, so well organized on the map every round. Watched the match against WMF 15-15 should be easy to find.
2012-07-22 07:29
Come on,and what about mTw in 2008? I think mTw was the most tactical team in cs history
2012-07-22 12:34
I would have to say WeMadeFox is probably the most tactic based team ever. Then Na'Vi (changed the game), followed by mTw. mTw was very good in 2008 no doubt, but after Na'Vi came on the scene, they revolutionized tactics in cs, and mTw was never able to really beat them. WMF had the most insane tactics imo, they must of practiced some of them atleast 150+ times in a server by themselves to get them right. Look up some youtube videos, some of the shit that they did was mindblowing. They played like absolute machines.
2012-07-22 16:00
Yeah,i agree with you, wmf were the best on de_inferno with their tactics.Na'Vi is a legendary team,but before them it was mTw. Na'Vi in 2010,mTw in 2008.
2012-07-22 20:41
nice news, n1ck3l <3 <3
2012-07-21 22:15
need nixt
2012-07-21 22:16
GG Guys :)
2012-07-21 22:18
hell yea! :)
2012-07-21 22:27
finally a COOL team at gamegune!
2012-07-21 22:27
Belarus SLB 
good luck
2012-07-21 22:28
Finland pulu 
last era of cs, thats why they are joining!
2012-07-21 22:32
2012-07-21 22:34
gl adren
2012-07-21 23:00
nice to see k23
2012-07-21 23:09
finally some good news for the cs scene ! :D
2012-07-21 23:13
where are mou and mihao?
2012-07-21 23:15
retired :(
2012-07-22 20:30
eh.. no mihao :((
2012-07-21 23:16
2012-07-21 23:17
There's one thing I don't understand: The Americans always say they can't attend on European tournaments because of missing sponsors and expensive travel cost blablabla. But why is a new formed team from Kazakhstan (that's almost the same distance to Spain) able to attend at GG? Send Maximum Effort to GG!
2012-07-21 23:19
+1, in the last 1.6 tournament, a NA team should be playing :/
2012-07-21 23:43
This team has proved something in Eurpoe before, and they have had arbalet, maybe thats why :P
2012-07-22 07:30
pretty sure they were never sponsored by Arbalet. UNiTED (with AdreN in the lineup) was
2012-07-22 14:30
They weren't, but Arbalet had events in Kzh and they had WCG qualifires, and the they had a good team, so I guess it was easier for them than for the American teams=)
2012-07-22 16:11
definately. they always got impressive results, but I must admit that my impression is that they ALWAYS had an "easy" bracket at big events. not doubting the skill of AdreN though. he is/was crazy
2012-07-22 21:19
Can't deny that. I would realy love to see AdreN being more active, he has the skills for sure, if he realy wanted it he could have playe for M5 today, and bringing them to the top along with, Sk/ESC/fnatic and Na'Vi. Dont know if you remeber the time in UNiTED, but that team was crazy. Global Challenge Dubai 2009, they ended up in group with, Sk, Esc, Mouz, VP and INPULSE and they managed to get the 3'rd place, And if I remember correctly Asus summer 2010 they a very esay gruop, they came out 1st and defeted Angels ( Sweedish mix team ) and then they kicked Na'Vi 2-0 and then lost to Lions on the final. God Love'd seeing them kickin Na'Vis ass:D
2012-07-22 21:49
UNiTED was a nice team yes. loved the mix of nationalities! never figured out what romjke was doing in the lineup though... they had a few good results like you the ones you listed, but overall they got high placings due to easy groups and/or brackets.
2012-07-22 22:12
romjike is always just there, dont realy why. I always thought it was because he was caller or something, but I figured out he wasn't, then he joined M5 and I was like wtf? I always saw him as the guy who just was there... But sometimes those players are importand. minet is a perfect exemple, he wasn't realy a mad fragger, but he always steped up when they needed him:P I dont realy remeber what groups they have been in for every event, but it sounds like a very cheap excuse xD
2012-07-22 22:20
romjke and minet were both terrible compared to their team mates, but you need 5 guys to compete, right :D not really making an excuse of why they got far at tournaments, why would I? just saying that they didn't upset THAT many teams even though they placed very well at several big events. don't think they ever beat the poles, fnatic, SK or mTw for instance. could be wrong!
2012-07-22 22:23
Same with Na'Vi and Ceh9:D? You are not wrong:) They only attended to Events in that area such ASUS and Arbalet, and then ofc WCG and they had few others here and there, but they never attended to DH, ESWC or IEM. So they never realy had the chance to play against mTw, fnatic etc.
2012-07-22 23:24
ceh9 brings so much team spirit, that really gets them going. neither did minet nor romjke. but yeah, really low frag ability compared to the rest of the team!
2012-07-23 00:31
Romjke is probably one of really few people who can get well with everyone in the team. By all means one of the best back-up players. Watched a lot of interviews of many players where they said that Romjke is the player who they feel most comfortable playing with. He makes everything for a madfragger to get his kills
2012-07-23 07:06
They WERE sponsored by Arbalet. They received salaries, a place to practice in Moscow(cuz KZ didn't have good inet connection) and they even got to rest in different countries in between practice and tournaments
2012-07-23 07:03
I didn't get into whom they go sponsord by. I just said Mr.Arbalet held a lof of Events in Kzh, Russaian and Ukraina, that's why they did attend to such events couse it was in the are, and the same thing with Asus, was also held in the area. Try to find k23 at DH, IEM, or ESWC? I know they also went to Kode5 in Spain and other smaller events. I'm just talkin about k23. That thing about romjike is simply just becouse I dont know him that well.
2012-07-23 07:19
Millionair behind lowbrain
2012-07-21 23:32
Argentina ivanpb 
yes! very nais! What a bout MihaO?
2012-07-21 23:33
He quit the game alongst N1ckeL when N1ckeLs wife got pregnent.
2012-07-22 07:31
Poland perM 
2012-07-21 23:33
Are you going to play lurppis?
2012-07-21 23:41
no, he said that he declined invitation
2012-07-22 15:23
dsn | 
India sRik 
adren the sick aimer
2012-07-21 23:45
Ukraine kalitajke 
2012-07-21 23:48
-dastan +mou plx :P!
2012-07-22 00:00
Slovakia Puki 
kazakhstan olol
2012-07-22 00:02
2012-07-22 00:06
great news!
2012-07-22 00:09
Anyone from the area know if Storm boot camped with k23 before the event? Always fun to watch AdreN play!
2012-07-22 00:10
Nope they didn't. Someone uploaded 1 photo from a bootcamp between them, but it was old. As far as I know, they just have pracced against each other, but the bootcamp never took place:)
2012-07-22 07:34
2012-07-22 00:16
best of luck
2012-07-22 00:30
Czech Republic KB24 
what is happening with the groups?
2012-07-22 00:34
2012-07-22 00:34
nice, i will definitely watch them
2012-07-22 01:00
Slovakia uno1 
nice K23 <3 !
2012-07-22 01:05
Nice to see AdreN :-]
2012-07-22 01:17
AdreN amazing aim
2012-07-22 01:35
AdreN my fave<333
2012-07-22 01:44
so nice, gl AdreN !!!!
2012-07-22 01:48
this proves cs is dead
2012-07-22 01:58
A couple of years ago a lot of top teams would actually skip gamegune all together. So I guess you're right.
2012-07-22 02:36
yes i meant that
2012-07-22 02:54
2012-07-22 02:11
lol, this is a FACT
2012-07-22 02:57
gl guys !
2012-07-22 02:15
I miss them, GO AdreN!!
2012-07-22 02:24
This is excellent news! :D adren is incredibly good at this game :) beast and nickel are or at least were very skilled as well. K23 is really good at causing upsets so I expect some
2012-07-22 02:30
gl k23 gl brother nickel :)
2012-07-22 02:47
go AdreN !
2012-07-22 03:01
2012-07-22 03:42
AdreN <3
2012-07-22 05:41
2012-07-22 06:32
AdreN :)
2012-07-22 06:33
walle | 
United States nixt 
hey lurppis Malik "N1ck3L" Sualirov
2012-07-22 06:44
gogogo tp>uSports, kerchnet and k23!!! this 3 teams I will support for on GameGune :)
2012-07-22 06:56
k23 comeback, good luck! :)
2012-07-22 08:29
2012-07-22 09:02
wish ya gl k23 and plz keep our game alive :)
2012-07-22 09:25
2012-07-22 09:56
nice to see k23 again gl
2012-07-22 10:05
2012-07-22 10:10
good news. gl#hf adren and company :D
2012-07-22 10:24
Waiting for U.S.S.R uprising or SNG to somebody :p
2012-07-22 10:35
ADREN!! nice!
2012-07-22 10:59
Gl guys!
2012-07-22 11:17
all of them is like half chinese and half russian. also look at their name
2012-07-22 11:25
1 russian 4 kazakh
2012-07-22 11:30
aldikk | 
Kazakhstan aldikk 
1st N1ck3L not Kazakh 2nd lurppis pls fix N1ck3L's name not "Makil" :D Hist name Malik
2012-07-22 17:23
ALGA k23
2012-07-22 11:25
2012-07-22 11:40
where is anvik :(
2012-07-22 12:37
when gamegune starts?
2012-07-22 12:44
26th-thursday :D
2012-07-22 13:00
AdreN krasavcheg!!!!
2012-07-22 14:05
2012-07-22 14:07
2012-07-22 14:13
the most beatiful news, who i have ever seen in 2012. i'm so happy, gogo k23 <3
2012-07-22 15:05
2012-07-22 16:15
In my opinion nowadays they cant do some damage on gamegune. But they played pretty good like i remember anyway gl to k23!
2012-07-22 15:27
2012-07-22 18:15
Haha, some comments are just pwning. k23!
2012-07-22 18:30
Arbalet cups comeback!? )))
2012-07-22 19:04
all of them end of the last name ev - ov
2012-07-22 19:05
adren overrated
2012-07-22 19:57
nope. he was REALLY good. like REAL, xhiroz, MusambaN1, oskar, fox ETC. in their countries. unfortunately no appropriate team mates to make a big impact internationally
2012-07-22 21:25
For me oscar and REAL are overrated too.
2012-07-22 22:41
I wish them the best.. they are a really good team
2012-07-22 20:20
2012-07-22 20:32
FCUKING good team!
2012-07-22 20:44
They're good i am supporting you guyz
2012-07-22 21:36
good news!! gl k23!!
2012-07-22 23:50
this is first division to drop CS 1.6 squad, and to bring back again
2012-07-23 02:32
One man army adren(
2012-07-23 06:46
K 23 good Luck !
2012-07-23 11:24
huge $ good sponsor great generosity send 5+ ppl to spain for nothing
2012-07-23 16:31
Kazakhstan moonjke 
&#1072;&#1083;&#1075;&#1072; &#1082;&#1072;&#1079;&#1072;&#1093;&#1089;&#1090;&#1072;&#1085;!
2012-07-23 17:37
Kazakhstan moonjke 
alga kazahstan!
2012-07-23 17:37
2012-07-24 10:02
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA gl AdreN and Company Amazing !!!!!! go go go k23
2012-07-25 08:53
2012-07-25 16:53
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