Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov has actually stepped down from the CIS CS: GO group Winstrike, the company announced today.

The 26-year-old spent the last 9 months with Winstrike and balanced a 1.09 typical score throughout this period, according to HLTV’s statistics. He was statistically the second-best player on Winstrike, only behind Aleksey “El1an” Gusev.

This lineup change will remove 20 percent of Winstrike’s Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points (2,750) toward the ESL One Rio Major in November. Winstrike will now have 2,200 RMR points, which leaves them in ninth location with an opportunity to still get approved for the Rio Major depending upon their results at the last RMR event.

” Today I have actually made a difficult choice to leave Winstrike and head onward as a free representative,” Hobbit stated. “The group and the company have actually been there for me all this time and I do value it and always will. However now we need to part ways.”

Winstrike were the 4th team in Hobbit’s career. He began playing professionally in August 2016 with Tengri, however was quickly poached by Gambit in October 2016. With Gambit, Hobbit experienced the best days of his career. He was one of the core gamers of the Gambit lineup that won the PGL Kraków Major in July 2017.

Gambit, nevertheless, failed to keep up those good outcomes after their captain Zeus delegated play for Natus Vincere right after they won the Major. Hobbit stayed with the company until October 2018 and signed up with HellRaisers for a short four-month stint. He remained away from the competitive scene up until Winstrike chose him in October 2019.

Hobbit’s possibilities of signing with a leading CS: GO group in the world are slim, but some squads might pursue the Significant champion throughout the existing player break, which will go on for 1 month.