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Player Information
Денис Костин
Romanized Name:
Denis Kostin
September 9, 1994 (1994-09-09) (age 24)
Years Active (Player):
2009 – Present
Approx. Total Winnings:
????-??-?? – 2012-10-08
2012-10-08 – 2012-??-??
2012-08-21 – 2013-01-18
2013-01-18 – 2013-03-12
2013-07-06 – 2013-08-11
2013-08-20 – 2017-07-28
2017-07-28 – 2017-08-09
Natus Vincere (Inactive)
2017-08-09 – 2017-10-17
2017-10-17 – 2018-01-14
Natus Vincere (Inactive)
2017-11-06 – 2018-01-14
2018-02-06 – 2018-05-26
2018-05-26 – 2018-11-01
Gambit Esports (Inactive)
2018-10-17 – Present

Denis "seized" Kostin (born September 9, 1994) is a Russian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. He is currently playing for UnderPressure.


Professional career[edit]

Denis' first teams formed back when people played Counter-Strike 1.6, playing for fbgaming, USSR, and place2play. Moreover, he, as well as Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov, has been an active participant in Moscow's eSports community. seized and the USSR team reached the MSiBeatit! Russian quarterfinals in 2011 and won Tech labs Cup Ukraine with place2play. In the last LAN- tournament in CS 1.6, ASUS Final Battle of the year, Denis and his 12.12.12 reached the semifinals.

When Na'Vi was looking to fill their two vacant places, seized's candidature was considered, as he had often substituted for a missing player on the team. He played in online leagues as a replacement for Yegor "markeloff" Markelov. Kostin has recently become a captain. As a player he is well-rounded and can fulfill the role of a secondary AWPer.

In late 2017, Natus Vincere acquired Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko and Mykhailo "kane" Blagin from Gambit Esports following a series of poor results, while seized returned to active duty after being briefly benched. Although the change was planned to fix their lack of leadership, results were still poor and seized requested to leave the team. In November of 2017, Denis "electronic" Sharipov left FlipSid3 Tactics to join Na'Vi, and seized went the opposite way on loan.

In February 2018, seized joined Gambit Esports on trial. [1] After a series of unsuccessful performances, seized was benched and put on the transfer list. His place in the team was taken by Nikolay "mir" Bityukov [2].

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse settings [3][4] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Zoom sens. Raw input? Polling rate
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A 1240 33.5 13.2 400 3.1 6/11 0.8 On 500 Hz
Last updated on 2018-05-31 (200 days ago).
Hardware [5]
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A Hyper X Fury S Large (Seized Edition)
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling Saturation
Zowie by BenQ XL2540 240 Hz 1024×768 Black Bars 80%
Keyboard Headset
Hyper X Alloy FPS Pro Hyper X Cloud Alpha
Last updated on 2018-09-29 (79 days ago).
Crosshair settings [3] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha Preview [upload]
4 3 0 1 -2 No No (0) Green (1) 999
Last updated on 2018-05-31 (200 days ago).
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cl_crosshairalpha 999; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -2; cl_crosshairsize 3; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career Achievements[edit]