Dauren ‘Adren’ Ksytaubayev is a 28-year-old legendary esports player that hails from Almaty. He trains in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, taking on the rifler position playing his incredible clutches to represent Gambit Esports.
AdreN is a fan of football club, Manchester United, watching them play in tournaments, supporting them all the way. In his spare time, he likes to read autobiographies and detective stories and loves to catch up on the latest tv shows.
Where it all began:
Dauren loved the football game in his younger days, in fact watching professional players gave him the inspiration aspired him to be a professional gamer. He began practicing Counter-Strike back in 2004 and has also played Dota 2 and H1Z1: King of the Kill.
Ksytaubayev began competitively gaming in Counter-Strike 1.6 in 2009 playing with pro teams like K23, UNITED, and NEXT.kz. In 2012, AdreN switched to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive starting out his professional career with Virtus.Pro, having played for other CS units like Astana Dragons, Hellraisers and dAT Team.
Gambit Esports is a European esports association that was founded in January 2013. The gaming association currently supports teams that compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, famous for their presence in League of Legends, FIFA and Dota 2.
Gambit Esports created their CSGO lineup in January 2016, signing up the squad, HS.GG. Since then they have accomplished quite a few CS successes, becoming one of the favorites to win championships. Their Counter-Strike roster consists of pro players, Hobbit as team captain, AdreN, Mou, and their latest addition of Seized, who at the moment is on trial.
Gambit AdreN has lately participated in the qualifiers of the esports tournaments like IEM Katowice, WESG Masters 2017 and ESEA Season 26. Among the premier and major CSGO tournaments. Gambit AdreN has taken part also include Eleague Major Boston 2018, ROG Masters 2017, DreamHack Winter 2017, IEM Oakland, World Cyber Arena 2017, EPICENTER 2017, ESG Tour Mykonos 2017 and DH Masters Malmo.
Gambit AdreN has had the pleasure of competing against top CSGO teams like Mousesports, Fnatic, Tyloo, Cloud9, Heroic, Virtus.Pro, North, AGO Gaming, NV, Immortals, SK Gaming, BIG, Counter Logic Gaming. Facing these top squads have given Dauren the competitive experience, improving his gameplays and strategies to counter whatever comes his way.
The greatest successes for AdreN while playing for Gambit was at the PGL Major Krakow 2017. On the way to the grand finals, Gambit beat top esports teams, Mouz, G2, Virtus.Pro, Fnatic, and Astralis. The CSGO squad reached the finals defeating Immortals with a score of 2-1, to win the championship title, earning them a spot in the ELeague Major Boston as well as claiming their well-deserved cheque of $500K. At this same esports event, AdreN achieved a personal record being voted the MVP player of PGL Major Krakow.
Another accomplishment for Gambit AdreN was the major tournament, ROG Masters 2017. The top CSGO team has faced off 5Power Club, Splyce, Vega Squadron, advancing to the grand finals. AdreN and his unit Gambit defeated TyLoo with an unbeatable 3-0, winning the first prize of $117K.