Space Soldiers go official

A new Turkish team called Space Soldiers has officially been created, with some of the most experienced players in the country involved in the project.

Led by Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin, who has played for teams like logiX and Wild Fire throughout his CS:GO career, Space Soldiers are looking to become a household name in the international scene and attend the biggest events held in Europe.

The Turkish team recently took part in the South East Europe Championship, reaching the semi-finals of the tournament before suffering a 1-2 defeat against aimface.

Joining TuGuX are four well-known faces from the Turkish scene, Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş, Emre "e1" Biçer, Cihan "ONLY" Gönek and Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef, with the team having already begun preparations for Copenhagen Games, which will take place from April 1-5.

"Here we are with a new team consisting of the best players from Turkey and me (since I live in Germany)," Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin told HLTV.org. "We got in touch through a mutual friend and have got along from the start.

"The lineup is one of the most talented that I have been part of, and I am really looking forward to having a succesful career in this team.

"Nevertheless, talent is not enough and we have been practicing hard for one month. 

"We have already met in Istanbul, and we will have excellent conditions to guarantee that we can concentrate on getting better and better.

"Space Soldiers is a really professional organisation, and I am glad to have the opportunity to be part of this. I hope that with this support we will be able to prove our potential."

Space Soldiers' team consist of:

Turkey Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin
Turkey Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş
Turkey Emre "e1" Biçer
Turkey Cihan "ONLY" Gönek
Turkey Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef 

Turkey Cihan 'ONLY' Gönek
Cihan 'ONLY' Gönek
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating:
0.93
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
21
Rating:
1.25
Maps played:
465
KPR:
0.89
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Germany Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating:
0.93
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Age:
24
Rating:
1.02
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Turkey Emre 'e1' Biçer
Emre 'e1' Biçer
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating:
0.98
Maps played:
137
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.17
wat
2015-01-17 15:54
DESPE <3
2015-01-17 16:28
top1 incoming
2015-01-17 16:35
what is this
2015-01-17 15:54
Team
2015-01-17 18:58
sparta?
2015-01-19 10:55
they r a tier 2-3 team at max.
2015-01-17 21:49
Just like your flag.
2015-01-18 19:49
BUUURN :D
2015-01-19 22:20
;)
2015-01-19 23:42
nice
2015-01-17 15:54
nice
2015-01-17 15:54
k den
2015-01-17 15:54
gl
2015-01-17 15:54
nice one
2015-01-17 15:54
gl
2015-01-17 15:55
gut
2015-01-17 15:55
XANTARES :D
2015-01-17 15:55
I thought for a moment chinese were taking over LOL
2015-01-17 15:55
xD
2015-01-17 15:56
:D
2015-03-03 10:43
rip
2015-01-17 15:55
lol
2015-01-17 15:56
nice
2015-01-17 15:56
gl
2015-01-17 15:56
no idea
2015-01-17 15:57
one week kebabos muchachos
2015-01-17 15:57
lmao :D
2015-01-17 16:20
If only Emre "e1" Biçer changed his second name to Bicep.
2015-01-17 15:58
Biçer means Reaper. LoL
2015-01-17 18:59
XD
2015-01-17 20:38
can't wait to see them playing on lan :D
2015-01-17 15:58
#63
Belarus 4rz 
:D
2015-01-17 16:11
+1
2015-01-17 17:26
u mean getting rekt hard on lan?
2015-01-17 19:01
u mean making kebab on lan?
2015-01-18 11:23
lmao
2015-01-18 13:04
xaxaxa +1
2015-01-18 15:35
Space soldiers.. then why you're on earth :<
2015-01-17 15:58
what :D
2015-01-17 15:58
all the best guys!
2015-01-17 15:58
wut
2015-01-17 15:59
XANTARES hes really good, gl
2015-01-17 15:59
Oh...and there i was hoping to see Hakan &#350;ükür in the lineup :(
2015-01-17 15:59
Same D:
2015-01-18 13:20
ok... dude
2015-01-17 16:00
Best fucking name ever.
2015-01-17 16:01
expected
2015-01-17 16:03
A new Turkish team called Space Solders...
2015-01-17 16:03
#61
World lwer 
lol i didnt even notice :c
2015-01-17 16:11
Turks have a history of having their clan/team names misspelt in games.. I remember in CrossFire every Turkish team/player couldn't spell "Soldiers". Was funny seeing teams called TurkSoliders and so on.
2015-01-17 16:38
its actually a mistake that mira made in the headline
2015-01-17 17:37
gl Hope you dont throw :DD
2015-01-17 16:04
Ya!
2015-01-17 16:37
expected
2015-01-17 16:04
Tugux, one of the best players in css , also played cs:go mm with pasha before.
2015-01-17 16:05
gl
2015-01-17 16:05
Really nice for the Scene, this is what we need!
2015-01-17 16:05
+1
2015-01-17 16:25
nice name for team!
2015-01-17 16:06
So much racism...
2015-01-17 16:06
We arent offended bro we are proud of our kebabs
2015-01-17 16:44
Why? It's disgusting and you shit blood for weeks from one bite
2015-01-17 17:05
Why are you putting all the kebab under one fork? :(
2015-01-17 17:19
Gotta be aware of what you are biting bruh
2015-01-17 17:52
Such pith he tought he bite an kebab.. :(
2015-01-17 19:00
we got good kebab here :>
2015-01-17 21:50
I have no idea what Kebab is.
2015-01-19 10:49
nice gl
2015-01-17 16:06
Top759
2015-01-17 16:07
GL SS
2015-01-17 16:09
+gob b
2015-01-17 16:10
GL GUYS
2015-01-17 16:10
GO XANTARES GO
2015-01-17 16:11
tuGAY
2015-01-17 16:12
good for them, maybe on gplay, aimface etc. level.
2015-01-17 16:13
nice joke lol :D
2015-01-17 16:50
wasnt meant to be a joke
2015-01-17 16:51
more like Volgare lvl
2015-01-17 17:03
y i basically just hope to have more teams from different countries. also like this romanian team or belarus whatever.
2015-01-17 17:05
yep
2015-01-17 17:39
cool, gl
2015-01-17 16:13
expected
2015-01-17 16:14
TuGux the best türkey player. youtube.com/watch?v=C0166XZnwb4
2015-01-17 16:15
gl hf
2015-01-17 16:20
GL BOYS
2015-01-17 16:21
ez kebabland
2015-01-17 16:21
gl but team name is shit tbh xD
2015-01-17 16:21
Good luck
2015-01-17 16:22
glad they kicked calyx, guy was so obvious online lmao
2015-01-17 16:22
they didnt kick calyx, he left cuz he will not be able to go tournaments
2015-01-17 16:38
coz of a vac ban right?
2015-01-17 16:38
VAC or ESL ban no way he doesnt have one of em :D
2015-01-17 16:45
he had a vac ban on his previous acc, thats why hes playing on a new steam id :). And he is also cheating online ;)
2015-01-17 16:47
Thats why I said he has to have one :)
2015-01-17 16:48
toogay keskin
2015-01-17 16:23
woah cool!!! lets just hope they dont get their matches available for betting because then we're gonna have a second myrev on our hands
2015-01-17 16:24
despe!
2015-01-17 16:24
#85
Portugal zmkk 
TUGUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUX <3 <3 <3 youtube.com/watch?v=C0166XZnwb4 MVP MVP
2015-01-17 16:24
#87
Russia dsee 
top5 confirmed
2015-01-17 16:25
u w0t m8
2015-01-17 16:25
#90
Russia dsee 
xantares #1
2015-01-17 16:25
where is cly?
2015-01-17 16:26
enjoying his VACation.
2015-01-17 16:28
getting his VACcinations for his long VACation :)
2015-01-17 17:17
gl TuGuX
2015-01-17 16:26
XANTARES
2015-01-17 16:26
team kebab ez top 1
2015-01-17 16:27
TuGuX is whiny little bitch. I feel sorry for his teammates who have to withstand that every game.
2015-01-17 16:27
no idea why i'm laughing so hard :D
2015-01-17 16:29
lmao
2015-01-17 16:31
nice gl gl gl :)
2015-01-17 16:33
ez
2015-01-17 16:33
Lol who cares. When a South African team get made, you dont see headlines about it. lel
2015-01-17 16:36
Ez Bravado
2015-01-17 17:07
Ez.....Sri Lankan team... :/
2015-01-17 17:10
I know. I spoke too soon xD. Good luck to this team though!
2015-01-20 05:27
wooow nice! im happy
2015-01-17 16:40
germans turkish :DD
2015-01-17 16:44
new no name tier 3 team formed, gratz. Only Turkish people care about this.
2015-01-17 16:45
Tarik join Space Soldiers inc. Kappa
2015-01-17 16:45
He's a beast in Source
2015-01-17 16:46
TuguX was sick in source
2015-01-17 16:50
lows amk
2015-01-17 16:50
Why no maj3r ?
2015-01-17 16:51
I heard that he cant speak fluently maybe thats why dont know for sure
2015-01-17 17:54
So, the abbrevation for Space Soldiers will be SS? Kappa
2015-01-17 16:51
no cLy?
2015-01-17 16:55
Please add cLy as a coach!
2015-01-17 16:56
Kebap ftw
2015-01-17 16:56
Gl Tugay!
2015-01-17 16:56
#150
Spain ewg 
gl TuGuX
2015-01-17 16:59
gl HF
2015-01-17 17:01
Emre "e1" Belözoglu
2015-01-17 17:02
haha
2015-01-17 18:46
nice!
2015-01-17 17:07
GL
2015-01-17 17:08
GL
2015-01-17 17:10
team kebab will rule us all
2015-01-17 17:12
i hope they open a shop i can go to after the pub on the weekend :)
2015-01-17 17:14
GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO
2015-01-17 17:14
n1 but not top4
2015-01-17 17:15
Good news, GL!
2015-01-17 17:16
TuGuX back from Crossfire ? haha :D gl
2015-01-17 17:18
inb4 20000000 turkish comments: "gl, nice"
2015-01-17 17:18
Really nice! Would love to see a major with alot of different countries :) Like Worlds in fotboll/soccer.
2015-01-17 17:20
*Where they get crushed in Group stages :D Kidding though. Would love to see that.
2015-01-17 19:11
I hope they enjoy a decent salary, gl
2015-01-17 17:21
good lineup, good organisation good
2015-01-17 17:21
n1 kebabland
2015-01-17 17:22
GL
2015-01-17 17:25
team kebab?
2015-01-17 17:26
good luck
2015-01-17 17:30
SS team))))) nead add s1mple)
2015-01-17 17:37
Good luck :D We need some team's more...i am tired of fnatic, na'vi, virtus.pro, mouz, epsilon, ldlc...etc...we nedd other team :D
2015-01-17 17:38
no cly no party
2015-01-17 17:41
turkish team ? must be living in germany
2015-01-17 17:42
All team player living Turkey/istanbul
2015-01-17 18:06
i think tugux lives in germany?
2015-01-17 18:15
2015-01-17 18:27
they attened an event together but that doesn't mean that he lives in istanbul. in his statement he said that he lives in germany while the other team members live in turkey. his esl profile underlines this which says that he lives in buchen. esl.eu/de/player/1612559/
2015-01-17 18:30
&#304; really want to see a sucsesfull team from my dountry but lets be honest a team created with player which cant chalance tier 2 teams sucks
2015-01-17 17:44
revenge of horse gl!!
2015-01-17 17:49
win me some ez kebabs. Ez kebabs ez life
2015-01-17 17:50
space soldiers? wait what? team - kebab ?
2015-01-17 17:51
GL
2015-01-17 17:54
gl
2015-01-17 17:54
what?
2015-01-17 17:56
good luck mates
2015-01-17 18:00
BOKUMU YE
2015-01-17 18:00
YARRAMI YE
2015-01-17 18:48
XANTARES is next level gl DESPE and e1 m8s
2015-01-17 18:01
gl
2015-01-17 18:01
TuGuX <3
2015-01-17 18:01
No MAJ3R?
2015-01-17 18:07
SS.....
2015-01-17 18:07
Proud of them, finally we can see a Turkish Team on CS:GO scene with good players. I hope they will get lots of achievements on CS:GO scene and hopefully there will be another Turkish Teams in the future. #suchkebapmuchwin
2015-01-17 18:11
+1
2015-01-17 18:56
gl
2015-01-17 18:11
gl despe !
2015-01-17 18:43
GL Xantares is the best.
2015-01-17 18:44
team name very corny
2015-01-17 18:53
Why this line up TuGuX ?????
2015-01-17 18:57
cool
2015-01-17 18:56
nice DESPE
2015-01-17 18:58
who?
2015-01-17 19:08
Free kebab on LAN. Joelz will help cooking!
2015-01-17 19:10
I aint goin no lan
2015-01-18 09:16
gl flagTrollKappa
2015-01-17 19:11
New tier3 team, glhf while getting rekt.
2015-01-17 19:14
Never heard of any1 of them but still GOOD LUCK to them!!!! This is what csgo needs more teams from more countries so instead of making fun of them or posting stupid insulting comments wish them good luck instead. Or just simply stfu. Sometimes i wonder if you all actually want csgo to grow or not lol such an toxic community
2015-01-17 19:15
this team will have no significance on the csgo scene whatsoever, and i have no clue how you think this will help the scene grow imagine if 5 random globals created a team, this is the same thing -- no one gives a shit
2015-01-17 19:56
as i said dno even who these guys are but posting retarded comments sure wont help anyone. The community in turkey might not be big(no idea) but who knows it might grow if there is a "pro" team playing in tournaments online or offline = more players more viewers. Dont you agree? Like i rly wish there could pop up 1-2 asian teams aswell to make csgo bigger in asia aswell that would be aswesome.
2015-01-17 20:34
Good luck!
2015-01-17 19:19
n1 kebabs
2015-01-17 19:21
uwot
2015-01-17 19:23
1 weak max for noname kebabs xD
2015-01-17 19:25
DESPE and XANTARES! :D GoGo Boys GL
2015-01-17 19:27
expected
2015-01-17 19:31
I dont know anyone turkish except tarik but maybe he is more american than turkish anyways it makes me happy to see new teams from different countries. Best of luck
2015-01-17 19:31
hmm... tarik, gob b, goodfornothing, maj3r, vatras, yaman...
2015-01-17 20:45
#265
Estonia rYm 
MR. ...?
2015-01-17 19:34
fail team
2015-01-17 19:40
GL
2015-01-17 19:40
top100 europe confirmed
2015-01-17 19:49
glgl hfhf
2015-01-17 19:50
Oh snap, TuGuX is back, gl :)
2015-01-17 20:02
gl xantares u're a beast
2015-01-17 20:02
They lost to aimface..... 2 weeks max before they realize the mistake they have made.
2015-01-17 20:11
XANTARES & TuGuX are both great dunno about the other 3 but we will see so GL
2015-01-17 20:39
Yeah they are great as you wrote. e1 played well on 1.6 but only is better than him. finally about despe; also i do not have an idea for him.
2015-01-17 20:47
despe css player
2015-01-18 22:26
Kebab > all :D
2015-01-17 20:48
DESPEKEBAP GO
2015-01-17 21:04
literally who?
2015-01-17 21:16
XANTARES = ScreaM HS%
2015-01-17 21:16
really nice need more
2015-01-17 21:45
kebab best food in the world. I will support this team because of it!
2015-01-17 21:48
yay (i guess)
2015-01-17 21:51
n1 gl boys
2015-01-17 21:52
Looks to be an interesting team. Wish them luck
2015-01-17 21:57
If they want to succeed, Need: Tarik "tarik" Celik(MouseSpaz) and Fatih "gob b" Dayik(mousesports)
2015-01-17 22:29
Allah-u EKBER!!! :) Europe, fear and chill
2015-01-17 22:32
tarik = america gob b = germany
2015-01-17 22:53
Gob is Turkish and Tarik is of a Turkish/Muslim descent..
2015-01-17 23:17
Tarik "tarik" Celik Fatih "gob b" Dayik They are Turkish players.
2015-01-18 04:21
tarik can't play online eu matches because of lag.
2015-01-18 17:27
tugux only player i've ever heard of
2015-01-17 22:36
All the best Tugay! This is a cool constellation. Good luck
2015-01-17 22:43
wincenzo should play for them
2015-01-17 22:59
GL
2015-01-17 23:15
go SS go!
2015-01-17 23:26
good luck kardeslerim ! :)
2015-01-18 00:19
+1
2015-01-18 00:46
only english here you hamburger
2015-01-18 00:55
#336
Germany aoN 
amk
2015-01-18 18:57
ok abi kein stress mrk
2015-01-18 19:24
#356
Germany aoN 
ich zeig dir mein messer bruder
2015-01-21 23:49
adamsin tarik
2015-01-18 19:26
#308
World DK- 
name reminds me of partyastronauts
2015-01-18 00:56
madafacking space soldiers
2015-01-18 01:43
good luck mates
2015-01-18 03:13
Good luck fellas
2015-01-18 03:52
TuGuX, XANTARES, gob b, Tarik & MAJ3R
2015-01-18 04:23
Hahhaah that is only dream nt but not in this life...
2015-01-18 14:10
Only maj3r became true
2017-01-27 13:54
Who what where WHEN
2015-01-18 04:50
you forgot why, and it's the most important question
2015-01-18 11:09
kebabs incoming
2015-01-18 06:07
merhaba kebabboys
2015-01-18 06:32
merhaba :D
2015-01-18 14:38
Top-1 team!
2015-01-18 06:41
e1 da-best
2015-01-18 09:16
GL :-)
2015-01-18 12:08
GL Tugay, Cago & Emre!!
2015-01-18 13:00
GO GO SHISH KEBAB!!!!
2015-01-18 14:02
omg space soldiers :o
2015-01-18 15:25
GO e1 goo :D
2015-01-18 15:32
ba&#351;ar&#305;lar&#305;n&#305;z&#305;n devam&#305;n&#305; bekl&#305;yoruz in&#351;lh.
2015-01-18 19:41
kebab
2015-01-18 20:02
most retarded clantag ever
2015-01-18 22:21
gl
2015-01-19 01:20
GL emre cago abi boost me :)
2015-01-19 01:21
sounds promising, best of luck dudes
2015-01-19 10:45
GOOD LUCK GUYS !
2015-01-20 11:52
Played against them on a tournament this weekend, lost 16-1 haha, Xantares was crazy!!! Tugux didnt play as good as the others but maybe it was their game... But XANTARES was really good!
2015-01-20 17:52
TuGuX from css Snogards? Nice guy.
2015-01-21 21:40
K E B A B O Y S !
2015-03-03 09:46
SS <3 XANTARES <3
2015-03-03 13:55
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