Quite frankly he's just not good enough, maybe he can find a role inside a team that's not related to playing
Sad :( Hope he finds a decent team
buying 30y+ players is burning money, btw i like f0rest but dude is 35 already, time to move on
sad but definitely not good enough for tier1 anymore, could be cool for a tier2-3 swedish team for the memories.
He asks for similar salary to player that will be in top 20 this year and wont even perform like top 50 player. Ofcourse zero offer.
sad to hear, but he had a nice career and could follow thru in a staff function or something of that nature
Should consider transitioning into an analyst or coach role like Xizt did.
This surprises me, I would've thought 100% that there would be tier 2-3 teams lining up to get him onto the team for branding and his veteran status
Unless he means that he got no tier 1 offers or no offers that meet his salary expectations, but no offers at all seems odd
forest to NIP would be an upgrade when we saw their 2023's beginning XDD
check his stats over the past 3 months, what team would want to pay for that? could probably join a top20-30 team as a veteran but thats about it
I think its one of the coolest pro ive seen, him and GTR. Sadly he lost the train when he didn't left his friends to play for other teams.
not surprising hes been a bot for the past 4 years
he is a legend, he won loads, he lost loads, he made friends, one of the most respected players in the history of this game
i would love to see him continue contributing to CS2 as he has one of the best attitudes from all pro's but not as a player, i refuse to see such a legend bottom of scoreboard match after match, struggling
He can leave pro cs at peace, he got a major, which is something other legends can't say
no one is gonna do charity lmao
UPD: Dignitas did, but it was retarded
his spell as stand-in with Fnatic didnt exactly help his cause
He can perform on T3, maybe even as star player, but I dont think anyone would want pay him good enough salary.
I can only see him being signed by a tier 2-3 full Swedish team and there ain't many options assuming he wants to play for a legit organization with a decent salary and not some random stack.
He's not a tier 1 material anymore, at best he's currently capable of being in a support/mentor role in tier 2, and that's being generous.
He's still good enough for tier 1 i bet, the problem he may have is that he may not accept what his role in that tier 1 team would be.
He cannot be a star anymore, in fact, if he doesn't want to igl, he'd have to be a support or entry fragger.
And above all, he must set his economical expectations straight.
Luka Modric is a crack, and he still accepted to get his salary cut under 10m net in 2021 to 2022, f0rest cannot expect to be paid as much as a Brollan or a Nawwk , and that is really hard for people like this, nawwk and brollan will never be even 1% the legend f0rest is, specially in Swedish CS, but if he TRULY means to compete in tier 1, and the competition and being in the scene is what drives him, he needs to accept that he's not gonna be getting star stats and he's going to be okay with getting paid a tier 2 salary, even on a tier 1 team, he will have to accept being the lowest salaried player on his team.
Come on, does anyone here think that if NiP could get f0rest for free and just pay him 7K per month to make an all-swedish team they wouldn't do it? stop it.
won't be motivated enough to grind as hard as young talents
salaries, especially in today's esports climate
roles, I doubt he can go toe to toe fragging wise vs new talents.
dupreeh would be an exception- dude is built different. karrigan, Snappi are IGLs who thrive on experience and don't need to focus on fragging.
I love the guy, but reality is different unfortunately. It's still very surprising that no T2 team wanted him (unless he meant only T1 offers).
I'd love this preconceived notion of too old for esports to disappear and allow players in their mid 30 prove that this is possible for the future...
you know what's really sad about this? is that he WANTS to play.
People can say whatever they want about his age, to move on, that he peaked long ago and stuff, but that doesn't take away that he wants to play and there's nothing wrong with that. That's what he desires.
He even says "i don't know how long we can keep that door open". He's conscious that he's in a difficult spot but even then, he keeps the door open.
But yeah, at this point no team wants to take the risk of signing someone in his position.
yeah just invite 35 yo player...
build a team around him and heap
he's 35. orgs knows this. if he came back, hes mediocre in t1. wish he could though, he should do something like eyeballers
It's his age, unfortunately...
He's a GOAT contender, a legend, still has nuts aim but no organisation will sign a 35 year old player unless it's as a coach.
I absolutely love and adore the guy, but I guess it's justified. what can you do mate..you can't be good forever.
I hoped godsent would make a project with him and others youngest. But didn't happen
I mean any t2 org would be happy to have him with reasonable salary
He should make his own team then.
He is good but he is washed. Companies would rather invest in new talent and let them grow and maybe sell off for profit. f0rest is a legend but his glory days are gone. Maybe he should join eyeballers and get the old squad back...
Some tier 2 or 3 team could sign him
At least it would give them a lot of fans and sponsorships
Or he could try to make something cool for tournaments like maybe interviewing players or hosting or creating content because everyone loves his personality
Sadge. When you compare FalleN and f0rest both have such good legacy but FalleN supposedly pulling 700.000 deal and f0rest won't get even an offer despite both aren't that far off when it comes to impact on the server as of today.
Oh well for me f0rest will stay as the CS goat eitherway.
I think if he really gave it his all, he could contribute to a tier 1 team, but he needs to prove that his individual level is a bit higher first. He had a chance to do that standing in on fnatic earlier this year, but he definitely didn't do himself any favors with his performance.
He would still be an amazing coach tbh
I wonder what his wage ask is.. Many esport orgs should be able to use his brand to their benefit
yeah wonder why lol just because he gets some highlights vs faceit lvl 10 randoms doesn't mean he's ready for tier1 pro play
He has said he dont want to join a t2 team, but sadly that is his only option for now. But I think he should just try to get a job as an interviewer or something. Coaching isnt his deal i believe, he never was that guy who overthinks stuff he just believed in his mechanics.
I mean why get f0rest for a presumably large salary when you can get a player half his age with less money?
And that's why you need an education
its almost been 10 years..
Bro at this point just hit up other free agents, form a mix and play open qualis until an org picks you up, not like G2 or fnatic are just gonna give him a deal based on faceit highlights and pugs
He's still strong but well, hard to say if he would fit into any team still
his time was ended in late 2013
when he was still good not because his team was winning all stuff its because he was still shoot hard but later when other players like olof/krimz came he started giving up
he could replace hooxibot and niko igl
He's still very competent. Not tier 1 anymore, but could do decent in tier 2-3.
The problem is that he's a legend and these teams can't pay him enough.
They could always sign better players much cheaper.
it must be that he doesnt get the offers that he wants. too low salary, too bad teams or something must be the reason. im thinking if players like isak, keoz, hooxi (igl but still) etc can play in major finals and big event finals and put up 0.8 rating, why would no team gamble on f0rest? huge name and atleast has proven before that he can be good. is it really cuz of his age? he played bad as a stand in for fnatic sure but that fnatic team seemed dead and they lost all maps, not a lot u can expect then tbh. f0rest is obv not gonna be a main star but i feel like he could be a solid entry or transition into a support with his experience.
He should get demonboomers sponsored by local graveyard company
i expected at least some tier 2 team to pick him up with this shuffle going on, he could still land in GL perhaps?
cmon man orgs gotta give him last chance
I hope some t2 org can pick him up to take on the veteran role. If falleN gets into Furia f0rest should at least be able to get into something below top20
dedicated old school beast
He'll come back somehow, dont worry.
tier 2/3 org prefer to invest on younger players, so they can sell them at higher price.
no sense hiring an old legend who can't deliver like the old gold days
Thank God you arent manager of some team.