The former Mousesports and HellRaisers coach has left the team by mutual decision.
Sergey “lmbt” Bezhanov and AVANGAR have ended their cooperation together after the Ukrainian CS:GO coach’s contract expired.
Following a short stint with the Kazakhstani organization, the former Mousesports and HellRaisers coach has left the team by mutual decision.
“After our short-term deal, we decided not to continue our work together due to the current global situation along with some other reasons. But in general, I'm thankful to AVANGAR even for this short opportunity to work with young talent and to get some new experience in my career” Bezhanov said.
Before the youth experiment started, AVANGAR had been having a lot of success, winning BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019 and getting a surprising 2nd place finish at the Starladder Berlin Major 2019 in September. The young team, which is completely changed from the cast that made it all the way to the final was unable to qualify for the CIS Minor and now is without the experience that LMBT brought.
The talent that led that team to unprecedented heights was sold to Virtus.pro and is currently ranked #20 in HLTV’s global rankings.
As for LMBT, he’s got his plans for the near future and is open to hearing offers from organization:
“I'll continue searching for other challenges while working at Maincast on the EPL Season analyst desk so that I can follow the CS.GO meta and watch the best matches available at the moment,”
The future is less certain for AVANGAR as the team has no notable stars, has an average age of just over 19, and is now coachless. Here’s what the roster looks like now:
Diyar "spellfull" Issakhanov
Makhambet "howl" Nurlybyekuly
Aydos "kade0" Khayrzhan
Alan "hidenway" Dyusembayev
Temirlan "TNDKingg" Nurmagamet
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