Gambit have announced that Ivan “spaze” Obrezhan has been benched from their starting roster. He will be replaced by Emil “kUcheR” Akhundov who was previously playing for NokSuKao.

Spaze joined Gambit on April,19, 2016 after Jan “wayLander” Rahkonen left the team to join Flipside Tactics. After a disappointing last place showing at Dreamhack Bucharest 2016 as well as not qualifying for E-League Season 2, the team finally decided that something needed to change.

Kucher already has experience playing with Mihail “Dosia” Stolyarov, Eric “adreN” Hoag and Rustem “mou” Tlepov back when he played on Hellraisers.

In their website, Gambit stated that “Ivan’s attitude towards the training process as well as an abundance of critical errors in official games forced us to take a risk and conduct a roster change shortly prior to the start of an upcoming LAN tournament.”

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