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Player Information
Name:
Денис Костин
Romanized Name:
Denis Kostin
Birth:
September 9, 1994 (1994-09-09) (age 23)
Country:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2009 – Present
Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$336,647.43
Links
History
????-??-?? – 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 – 2018-01-14
2017-11-06 – 2018-01-14
2018-02-06 – 2018-05-26
2018-05-26 – Present
Gambit Esports (Inactive)

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 an inactive player for Gambit Esports.

Information[edit]

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, was admitted to Team Gambit for a probationary period [1]. After a series of unsuccessful performances of the team, Denis was transferred to the reserve and put up for a transfer. His place in the team was taken by Nikolay "mir" Bityukov [2].

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings [3][4] (list of)
Mouse Curvature Circumference Mouse Setup Sensitivity Zoom Raw input Pointer Speed eDPI
ZOWIE GEAR
EC2-A
1637 MPI
18.745 m-1
13.2 in/rev
33.5 cm/rev
400 CPI
@ 500 Hz
3.1 0.8 On 6/11 (×1) 1240
Last updated on 2018-05-31 (49 days ago).
Hardware [4]
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A ZOWIE G-SR
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
AOC G2460PQU 144 Hz 1024×768 Black Bars
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro HyperX Cloud Alpha
Last updated on 2017-12-10 (221 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 (49 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]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-03-18 A33rd A1Premier World Electronic Sports Games 2017 2 : 0 $150,000
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier ESL One: New York 2016 2 : 1 $125,000
2016-04-17 A22nd A1Premier DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 0 : 2 $50,000
2016-04-03 A22nd A1Premier MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 0 : 2 $150,000
2016-03-18 A11st A2Major Counter Pit League Season 2 - Finals 2 : 1 $40,000
2016-01-24 A11st A1Premier DreamHack Open Leipzig 2016 2 : 0 $50,000
2015-12-13 A22nd A1Premier ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 - Finals 2 : 3 $60,000
2015-11-22 A11st A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters X - San Jose 2 : 0 $56,250
2015-11-01 A22nd A1Premier DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 0 : 2 $50,000
2015-07-12 A11st A1Premier Electronic Sports World Cup 2015 2 : 1 $30,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

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