CS:GO pro-Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov has reportedly left Winstrike to embark on a new venture as a free agent. The 26-year-old joined the team last year and during his time, he was ranked statistically as the second-best performing player with only Aleksey "El1an" Gusev leading ahead.
HObbit commented on a post on the team's website: "Today I've made a tough choice to leave Winstrike and head-on as a free agent. The team and the organization have really been there for me all this time and I do appreciate it and always will. But now we have to part ways. Stay in touch, Winstrike".
Winstrike Team coach Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov, also commented: "Now we are going to continue our journey at ESEA Advanced and then leave for a well-deserved vacation. When the team returns, we will test new players and start a season a little bit earlier. Even though we have lost 20% RMR-points, Winstrike is still in the race and we are going to fight to the finish line."
We wish HObbit the best of luck as he prepares for the next step in his career.