B8 — COUNTER STRIKE 2
In 2021, a year after B8 was established, we signed a young CS:GO team from Ukraine. Since then, we've maintained a Ukrainian core, participating in international tournaments
Artem "r1nkle" Moroz born October 27, 2004
I got into gaming when I was just 7, starting with CS 1.6, and I've been hooked ever since. After many hours of practice, things got serious when I joined 5balls, after that, «Hkta» reached out for me to join Marlian. Sometime later we got contacted by Ugin and before we knew it, we were signed by B8 Esports.
Andrij "npl" Kukharsjkyj born July 21, 2005
I started playing when I was 7 years old, inspired by watching my dad play CS. Ever since then, the game has consumed my life. I got my hands on a laptop and found myself playing CS for 3-4 hours every day. In 2020, after reaching a 3500 ELO, I underwent trials and joined NaVi Junior, where I honed my skills and eventually moved up to the main roster for a solid 6 months. Following that, I made the decision to pursue my goals together with B8 Esports.
Mikhailo "OWNER" Lymar born January 14, 2003
My career in CS started in 2013. My journey began with Team Marlian, where I played alongside r1nkle. We were then signed by B8 Esports together. However, shortly afterward, our paths diverged. I spent some time playing with Hellraisers and later joined Team Spirit's Academy. But my heart ultimately led me back to B8 Esports.
Arsenii "cptkurtka023" Derevinskiy born July 24, 1999
I began playing CS in 2016, but my professional journey kicked off when I joined B8 Esports. Prior to that, I played in various teams and stacks, but they weren't considered professional organizations. One of the most notable experiences before B8 Esports was with Incas, a team where I played under the guidance of the legendary Kane.
Ivan "Maddened" Iordanidi born December 4, 2000
I started with CS in 2013, but I wasn't much into competitive play. I was more about observing and trying to grasp the game. That's when I decided to pursue coaching, without ever stepping into the player's shoes. Before joining B8 Esports, I worked at an analytical agency specializing in CS. Prior to that, I was also assisting the coaching staff at Complexity, gaining some valuable experience along the way.