The return of the Machinegun + Zilkenberg combo
In a surprising move yesterday, The MongolZ announced that Temuulen “Zilkenberg” Battulga would return to the team with immediate effect replacing 18-year old hotshot Gan-Erdene “dobu” Batbold.
At this time, it is unclear what the exact reasoning behind the switch is, but in a statement on Twitter yesterday Gan-Erdene “dobu” Batbold illustrated how the move was his own decision and that he is actively looking for opportunities elsewhere:
im leaving @MongolzCs so thats my own decision. im looking for new home feel free to contact me [email protected] https://t.co/Zs5KanoGv8
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Temuulen “Zilkenberg” Battulga is no stranger to the Mongolian scene. After stepping down from The Mongolz’s roster in November of last year to make way for Enkhtaivan “Machinegun” Lkhagva, Zilkenberg has since been playing as a stand-in for a number of teams both locally and internationally. The Mongolian player even stood in for paiN Gaming at the IGL Finals in Shanghai last year, helping the Brazilian side to a semi-final appearance.
The Mongolz’s announcement comes just two weeks after the team failed to go far at the Asia Minor Championship, finishing 5th-6th after getting knocked out the group stages by Team Immunity (now Grayhound).
As of writing, the MongolZ lineup now consists of:
- Batbayar “kabal” Bat-Enkh
- Bold “ncl” Batsuh
- Tsog “Tsogoo” Mashbat
- Enkhtaivan “Machinegun” Lkhagva
- Temuulen “Zilkenberg” Battulga
READ HERE: The Mongolz at IEM Oakland
Cover photo courtesy of ESL
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