After 2 years under the Gambit jersey, Abay “Hobbit” Khassenov was put on the transfer list by the Russian organization. The decision was mutual and came after a poor showing at the FACEIT Major London where the team went out during the New Challengers stage.
Since then, the Kazakh kept playing for a bit with Gambit until StarSeries S6 in October while he was waiting for offers from other teams.
According to our information in collaboration with HLTV.org, he’s now targeted by a team that earned a legend status at the last major, HellRaisers. The Gambit player would replace Vlаdуslаv “bondik” Nеchуроrchuk who appears to be out of the team as his contract is ending soon.
As far as we know, HR already played with Hobbit in practice and the move could happen really soon. On paper this change would give HellRaisers a new kind of firepower as Hobbit has shown that he could fight among the best in the world in the past.
HellRaisers would be:
Kirill “ANGE1” Karasov
Bence “DeadFox” Böröcz
Özgür “woxic” Eker
Issa “ISSAA” Murad
Abay “Hobbit” Khassenov