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Russia: Meet the 71-year-old Counter-Strike champ taking the internet by storm01:49

Russia: Meet the 71-year-old Counter-Strike champ taking the internet by storm

Russian Federation, Omsk
October 12, 2016 at 01:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

A 71-year-old man from Omsk has become an unexpected internet star after his gaming skills earned him 6,000 subscribers on YouTube. Aman Alashbaev, who is popular for his videos which show him giving pointers on how to play games such as first-person shooter game "Counter-Strike", showed off his strategies at his home on Tuesday.

Broadcasting his gaming sessions under the username 'Atashka', Alashbaev began playing shooting games after being inspired by his grandchildren who were into gaming. Although he was challenged by it at first, Alashbaev stuck to the motto that if a person "is not lazy, his labour will bring some results."

As his skills improved over time, the grandfather decided to create his own YouTube channel where he provides pointers and strategies to help fellow gamers get better. He currently has around 6,000 subscribers.

As his popularity continues to grow every day, the gamer has his sights set on taking part in the Counter-Strike competition CS:GO, to gain some experience from the advanced gamers.

Russia: Meet the 71-year-old Counter-Strike champ taking the internet by storm01:49
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A 71-year-old man from Omsk has become an unexpected internet star after his gaming skills earned him 6,000 subscribers on YouTube. Aman Alashbaev, who is popular for his videos which show him giving pointers on how to play games such as first-person shooter game "Counter-Strike", showed off his strategies at his home on Tuesday.

Broadcasting his gaming sessions under the username 'Atashka', Alashbaev began playing shooting games after being inspired by his grandchildren who were into gaming. Although he was challenged by it at first, Alashbaev stuck to the motto that if a person "is not lazy, his labour will bring some results."

As his skills improved over time, the grandfather decided to create his own YouTube channel where he provides pointers and strategies to help fellow gamers get better. He currently has around 6,000 subscribers.

As his popularity continues to grow every day, the gamer has his sights set on taking part in the Counter-Strike competition CS:GO, to gain some experience from the advanced gamers.

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