For the next six months Abay "HObbit" Khassenov will be representing Gambit Esports as a member of our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive division. We are glad to announce that we have struck a deal with a Kazakhstani organization Tengri to rent Abay for half a year. It is one of the first player rental agreements between CIS Esports clubs. In the nearest future player rental will be necessary for a consistent development of our region and its competitiveness at the international arena.

On behalf of Gambit Esports we would like to thank the management of Tengri Esports Club for doing us and their player a favour. A cooperation with Abay will lead to a solid performance at the nearest international competitions, including an upcoming ELEAGUE Major in Atlanta. On the other hand, Abay will gain a chance to fulfil his potential and gain experience, while competing against the top ten ranked teams in the World.

Abay "HObbit" Khassenov:
"It’s sad to realize that I am leaving Tengri, since I have established myself with them and, for the most part, became who I am right now. I would like to thank them for everything and wish them luck. On the other hand, I am glad to join Gambit Esports. I’ll try to fulfil my potential and contribute to our tournament victories!"

Konstantin "groove" Pikiner, Gambit Esports CEO:
"At the moment Abay is one of the brightest talents of Kazakhstani Esports scene, he has lots of potential and a premise to make a name for himself. I was born and raised in Kazakhstan, therefore it is an honour for me to welcome my countryman to our ranks."