hooch introduced as Winstrike coach

Winstrike has officially confirmed the signing of Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov to the post of coach of his team on CS:GO, which the day before said insider Alexei "OverDrive" Biryukov. The new coach of the CIS team took the place of Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov, with whom the club completed its cooperation in November 2019.

“I am very glad and proud to work and to have common goals with such a person and coach as Dmitrii ‘hooch’! He has already led a team to the legends stage in a Major tournament and has brought on many talented players. I hope that our shared experience and hard work will lead us to victories and to our dreams.”, – commented on news the captain of the line-up Abai ‘Hobbit’ Khasenov.

“I am very happy to join the Winstrike team. For me it is a new phase in my career, and I am going to do everything to make our team successful. We have an up-and-coming lineup with young talents and experienced players. We have a lot of work ahead of us and preparation for the CIS Minor Closed Quals and for other big tournaments. Support us and we will do our best to get a worthwhile result.” – said Dmitrii ‘hooch’ Bogdanov as he shared impressions on his appointment.

Hooch – one of the most experienced and respected Counter-Strike players in the CIS region, started his career in 2003 in CS 1.6 and played for the most highly esteemed and leading CIS tags (Virtus.pro, Begrip, forZe, A-gaming, USSR, MeetYourMakers).

In 2012 he moved to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, where initially he played for such teams as Nostalgie, RuSh3D, dAT Team, ACES, PiTER Online. In 2015 he won CIS Minor as a captain of Gambit, after which with the same team and tag he proceeded to the new legends stage in Major. In the last years of his career as a player he was the unchallenged leader of Elements Pro Gaming as well as the captain of the Russian national team in all world championships. Lately, hooch had been seen in the very top broadcasting studios as an analyst (RuHub, MainCast, SLTV, WEplay).

Under the leadership of hooch the team made its debut in the European qualification for FLASHPOINT S1, where it won the first two matches and will face the top bracket quarterfinals with sAw. In early March Winstrike will take part in the closed qualifying round for Europe Minor - Rio 2020.

The current line-up of Winstrike:

Alexey "El1an" Gusev
Vladislav "bondik" Nechiporchuk
Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov
Victor "Lack1" Boldyrev
Abai "HObbit" Hasenov

Dmitrii "hooch" Bogdanov (coach)