Degster Says Besides NAVI He Will Never Join a CS:GO Team From CIS

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Degster Says Besides NAVI He Will Never Join a CS:GO Team From CIS

The Russian player also revealed the actual reason behind leaving Team Spirit.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Degster in a recent interview spoke about his future in CS:GO and the real reason behind leaving Team Spirit.
Degster said that he would never play for a CIS team except NAVI as he prefers playing in the European region.
Degster reveled that he left Team Spirit because he could not move to Serbia in June, but the organization wanted him to move quickly.

It has been an exciting month for the Russian CS:GO player, Abdulkhalik "degster" Gasanov, as he got got benched from Team Spirit followed by an opportunity to compete in the ongoing BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022 alongside OG Esports.

In his first-ever outing with an international roster, degster seems to have everything under control. He has already registered an overall HLTV rating of 1.10, along with a K/D of +8 across the three games that he has played so far.

After defeating NAVI in the opening match, the 20-year-old went on to speak about his future in CS:GO while also revealing the actual reason behind leaving Team Spirit, during an interview with Pley.

Degster talks about his future in CS:GO, reveals why he actually left Team Spirit

Team Spirit had done extremely well by reaching the semifinals of the recently concluded PGL Antwerp Major 2022. Hence, it came as a big shock when the Russian esports organization decided to part ways with its star player, degster, due to 'non-game factors' including not being able to meet the organization's demand of staying in Serbia long-term due to personal reasons.

In a post-match interview at BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022, degster, when asked about the situation, went on to state that he never said anything about not wanting to relocate out of Russia. In his situation regarding Team Spirit, he had informed the organization that it was not possible for him to relocate to Serbia in June, but they wanted him to move quickly and that is why he decided to leave the team.

"I did not have time and I would not have felt comfortable if I left right now, Russia, my home, a lot of other stuff that I hadn't touched in the last three months. That is why I left," said degster.

Degster statement after win against NAVI

Degster statement after win against NAVI

Moving on to the topic of his future in CS:GO, degster said that this was an opportunity for him to show that he could play in an English speaking team as well.

"As I'm thinking right now, I will never join a CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) team ever, other than NAVI," said degster, "In other situations, I prefer Europe more than CIS."

Having made his intentions clear, degster said that he is ready to relocate and prefers to play along with a European team, while being comfortable speaking in English as well. For now, he continues to be a part of OG and will be utilizing this opportunity to grab some attention.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.