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Player Information
Денис Костин
Romanized Name:
Denis Kostin
September 9, 1994 (1994-09-09) (age 22)
Years Active (Player):
????-??-?? – 2012-10-08
2012-10-08 – 2012-??-??
2012-08-21 – 2013-01-18
2013-01-18 – 2013-03-12
2013-07-06 – 2013-08-11
2013-08-20 – Present

Denis "seized" Kostin (born September 9, 1994) is a Russian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. Currently plays for team Natus Vincere as the in-game leader and as a rifler.


Denis got into eSports a long time ago. His first teams formed back when people played Counter-Strike 1.6, playing for fbgaming, USSR, and place2play. Moreover, he, as well as Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov, has been an active participant in Moscow's eSports community. He has participated in many tournaments playing for and against different teams, where he honed his skills; both as a solo player and as a team coordinator. seized and the USSR team reached the MSiBeatit! Russian quarterfinals in 2011 and won Tech labs Cup Ukraine with place2play. In the last LAN- tournament in CS 1.6, ASUS Final Battle of the year, Denis and his 12.12.12 reached the semifinals.

When Na'Vi was looking to fill their two vacant places, seized's candidature was not even debated. Earlier, Denis had often substituted for a missing player on the team. He played in online leagues as a replacement for Yegor "markeloff" Markelov. Largely, it was Kostin who persuaded the team to invite kibaken to join. Kostin and Kolesnikov had known each other for quite a while by that time. Kostin has, recently, become a captain. As a player he is well-rounded. He can, at any moment, take the AWP and fulfill the role of a second sniper; which he often used to do, before handing down the role to the most recent addition of Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. His main task is to coordinate the team in the right direction without fail. On all the teams he used to play for, he played a commanding role. Doing that is the reason why Denis has so much experience.

His teammates are amazed with his directness and confidence with which Denis reaches his goals. He is definitely talented. Denis likes to spend his spare time with his friends watching interesting movies. As a child, he played volleyball and once won the Russian championship in his age group.

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings[1][2] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Zoom sens. Raw input? Polling rate
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A 1200 34.6 13.6 400 3 6/11 0.8 On 500 Hz
No date of last update specified!
Mouse Mousepad
Keyboard Headset
Xtrfy X2-RGB HyperX Cloud II
No date of last update specified!
Crosshair settings
Style Size Thickness Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 5.5 1 -2 No No (0) Green (1) 200
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cl_crosshairalpha 200; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -2; cl_crosshairsize 5.5; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One: New York 2016 Natus Vincere 2 : 1 $125,000
2016-04-17 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 Natus Vincere 0 : 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas $50,000
2016-04-03 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive MLG Major Championship: Columbus Natus Vincere 0 : 2 Luminosity Gaming $150,000
2016-03-18 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter Pit League Season 2 - Finals Natus Vincere 2 : 1 Astralis $40,000
2016-01-24 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Leipzig 2016 Natus Vincere 2 : 0 Luminosity Gaming $50,000
2015-12-13 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL ESEA Pro League Season II - Finals Natus Vincere 2 : 3 Fnatic $60,000
2015-11-22 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters X - San Jose Natus Vincere 2 : 0 Team SoloMid $56,250
2015-11-01 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 Natus Vincere 0 : 2 Team EnVyUs $50,000
2015-07-12 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Electronic Sports World Cup 2015 Natus Vincere 2 : 1 Cloud9 $30,000
2015-06-21 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive StarLadder StarSeries XIII Natus Vincere 3 : 1 Team EnVyUs $22,000
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