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Players (Gambit) have three beautiful mascots: a hedgehog, a gift card and amulets

Antwerp Major RMR B starts on April 21, and here are three cute stories about Players (Gambit). The guys take mascots with them to feel cozy away from home.

Ax1Le has his own hedgehog!

Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov goes to every LAN with a stuffed hedgehog. His name is Alyam. Olya (Ax1Le's girlfriend) gave the toy to Sergey as a present for his birthday. Alyam has lived in Moscow bootcamp for a year now: Gambit won Epic League CIS, IEM Summer, Blast Premier Spring Final, and IEM Fall CIS with it and reached Blast World Final grand final.

His name means nothing. It's just a made-up word that can be used for anything. "Alyam" — "hello," for example. My girlfriend gave it to me for my birthday, and I put it next to the monitor at the bootcamp.


I don't even know why I got so attached to him, probably because he is very funny. Plus, there is also a consonance in Russian of my name ("Seryozhik") and a hedgehog ("yozhik"). Now he is my mascot.

Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov

Alyam even has his own social media accounts where the couple shows the toy's vacancies in Maldives, Saint Petersburg, and other cities.

The whole team has a gift card from their cook and amulets from cleaning lady

Before IEM Katowice 2022, Gambit got new mascots. The first is a photo of their bootcamp's cook and his cat.

Our chef Dima gave everyone sets for New Year: socks, chocolates, and a card with his photo with the cat. So, I took her with me: so that he would always be with us! Oh, also, there was a felicitation in verse! Esports mantra!

M0NESY is afraid of going home because it can affect his major attendance

As I found out, the guys got another gift during the winter holidays. The team bought tickets to Kyrgyzstan for Gulbarchin, the cleaning manager at the bootcamp, so that she could visit her family on New Year. In response, she brought talismans to the entire roster.

Gulbarchin performs her duties very well. However, she did not have enough money to fly home to her children. She was waiting for the summer to accumulate the required amount.

The guys themselves decided to make a gift for the woman: they bought tickets to Kyrgyzstan and gave her some money so that she could buy gifts for the family. She was delighted, even burst into tears.

When she returned, she gifted us bottles of cognac and national amulets to everyone — but I don’t know how it’s called correctly. We won Funspark ULTI 2021 with them.

Players are seeded in RMR B alongside G2 Esports, Astralis, NiP, and other teams. The tournament finishes on April 24. Will mascots help Players to qualify for the major?


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