Denis "seized" Kostin completes Gambit CS:GO starting line-up. The decision was based on results of official and practice games that we played together with him. Denis will undergo a three-months long trial period. Upon its conclusion the club's management will decide whether he will remain in our starting line-up on a permanent basis. Bektiyar "fitch" Bakhytov is put on the transfer list and moved to a substitute position.

Seized spent the majority of his professional career playing for Natus Vincere. Together with Na`Vi he secured multiple victories and top 3 finishes at premier international competitions. Among other things, he participated in the finals of two Majors: DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 and MLG Columbus 2016.

At the moment Gambit CS:GO is practicing online and participating at ESEA MDL 27, where it competes for a spot at ESL Premier League Season 8. On February 12 the team begins boot camping in Kiev in preparation for upcoming LAN tournaments:

February 17 - 25  - Ukraina StarSeries i-League CS:GO Season 4 (Kiev);
February 27 - March 4 - Polsha IEM World Championship (Katowice).

Denis "seized" Kostin:
"I am incredibly happy that I have an opportunity to represent Gambit Esports. I got a second breath while playing in this team. I will do my best to achieve our goals and become the best team in the world. I would like to thank everyone who supports and cheers for us #AlgaGambit!"

Andrey "Andi" Prokhorov, Gambit CS:GO Head Coach:

"The decision to move Bektiyar to a substitute position was made after an unsuccessful performance at ELEAGUE Major. Nevertheless, I think it is fair to say that we have been slowly coming to a realisation that changes were required. We felt that we lacked certain in-game components, therefore a roster change became a necessity. We agreed upon that Denis was the best available option, since he is both younger and at the same more experienced. Moreover, he is motivated and ready to prove that the last chain of events in his career was a mere coincidence. It goes without saying that I know him well due to our time in Na`Vi, therefore I realize that I am responsible for the outcome of this roster change. Denis is a hard-working and talented player who has a lot of potential. I will do my best to make sure that he and an entire team as a whole will achieve noteworthy results."

Gambit CS:GO roster:
Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khassenov
Rossia Denis "seized" Kostin
Rossia Mikhail "Dosia" Stolyarov 
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev 
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov 
Ukraina Andrey "Andi" Prokhorov (Head Coach)

Kazakhstan Bektiyar "fitch" Bakhytov (Substitute)