The Mongolz announce CS:GO return featuring Machinegun, Tsogoo, ncl

by Juandi

The Mongolz have announced their return to CS:GO headlined by Enkhtaivan “Machinegun” Lkhagva, who was part of the prior lineup that peaked at #24 in HLTV’s world ranking in 2016.

The Mongolz stepped away from the competitive scene in May 2019 after numerous roster iterations dating back to 2015. The organization has a long history behind its name, with a regular presence in the upper-echelons of Asian Counter-Strike, having attended three Asia Minors consecutively from 2016 to 2018. The return this year brings in a combination of seasoned players and new blood to the lineup.

The Mongolz at IEM Katowice 2016 – (Tsogoo, Machinegun, ncl, Zilkenberg, otgoo)
(Photo courtesy of ESL/IEM)

The new lineup witnesses the return of three players who have competed for the Mongolian organization in the past. Enkhtaivan “Machinegun” Lkhagva, Tsog “Tsogoo” Mashbat, and Bold “ncl” Batsukh all make a reappearance for the organization. Over the course of the time, the aforementioned players attended numerous high-tier international tournaments, including IEM Katowice 2016, IEM Oakland 2017, WCA 2017 APAC, Asia Minor Championship – Krakow 2017 and Boston 2018 representing The Mongolz. 

The squad is rounded out by two former The Black Company players, Telmen “MagnumZ” Khurelkhuu and Temuulen “starDUST” Erdenebayr, as well as Ganbileg “Noks” Erdenebold, who previously also coached the team in 2016-2017. 

Tsogoo reunites with former teammates
(Photo courtesy of HLTV)
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The Mongolz’s new roster will play its first high-tier tournament in the main event of ESL Challenger League Season 40 APAC, scheduled to take place in early February. 

The Mongolz mount their return to competitive CS:GO with the following roster in their ranks:

  • 🇲🇳 Enkhtaivan “Machinegun” Lkhagva
  • 🇲🇳 Tsog “Tsogoo” Mashbat
  • 🇲🇳 Bold “ncl” Batsukh
  • 🇲🇳 Telmen “MagnumZ” Khurelkhuu
  • 🇲🇳 Temuulen “starDUST” Erdenebayr
  • 🇲🇳 Ganbileg “Noks” Erdenebold (Coach)

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Cover photo courtesy of HLTV

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