After the departure of Danil “Zeus” Teslenko from Gambit Esports, the captain’s slot was occupied by Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubaev. The first test for the renewed team will be a closed qualification for the ESL One New York 2017, which will be held on August 19-20. Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubaev has been in favor of Gambit Esports since January 2016. With the team, he won the Acer Predator Masters Season 3, DreamHack Winter 2016, DreamHack Austin 2017 and PGL Major Kraków 2017.

After the major-tournament portal HLTV.org called the Kazakh the most valuable player of the championship and handed a symbolic medal. Since November 2016, the captain of Gambit was Danil “Zeus” Teslenko. He left the team on August 9, 2017 because of the disagreements in the team regarding coach Mikhail “Kane” Blagin. On the same day, Natus Vincere announced the signing of Zeus and Kane.

On August 15, Gambit redeemed Bektiyar’s contract for “fitch” Bakhytova from Tengri.

The Gambit Esports team consists of:

– Michael «Dosia» Stolyarov
– Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubaev (captain)
– Rustem “mou” Telep
– Abay “HObbit” Khasenov
– Bektiyar «fitch» Bakhytov

In the European closed qualification eight teams compete for the ESL One New York 2017. Gambit Esports received one of seven invitations, and Pride went through an open qualification. Participants are seeded in a single-elimination net with matches up to two wins. The winner of the qualifiers will fall into the main part of the tournament.

Closed qualifiers for ESL One New York 2017 for Europe:

– Gambit Esports
– G2 Esports
– Ninjas in Pajamas
– HellRaisers
– BIG
– FlipSid3 Tactics
– Team EnVyUs
– Pride Gaming

ESL One New York 2017 will be held from 14 to 17 September. The prize fund of the championship will be $ 250 thousand.