Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov edged out a tight MVP race at BLAST Premier Spring Final, getting the individual accolade after Gambit‘s 2-0 victory over Natus Vincere in the grand final. His team has now won three consecutive titles and cemented their spot at the top of the world ranking.
The Kazakh player was incredibly consistent at the event, his worst map being a 1.11-rated Dust2 in the grand final, with that stability seeing him leave behind AWPers Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov in the fight for the MVP award.
With a 1.21 rating, 84.6 ADR, and a +38 K-D, Hobbit stood out in handful of leaderboards for the event, all while having the most impact in Gambit‘s round wins and boasting a brilliant level of consistency.
WIth the MVP from BLAST Premier Spring Final, Hobbit‘s MVP tally rises to three, having previously netted the highest individual accollade at EPIC League CIS in 2021 and DreamHack Open Zowie Winter in 2016.