TuGuX exits Space Soldiers

Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin has stepped down from Space Soldiers' active lineup, the player has confirmed to HLTV.org.

The 25-year-old had been part of Space Soldiers since January 2015, when he created a team with some of the best Turkish players after playing for a number of German sides, including logiX, Wild Fire and CPLAY.

During this period, Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin helped the team to establish itself as a force to be reckoned with in Europe, winning the CS:GO Champions League Season 3 and ASUS ROG Summer 2016.


TuGuX will take a break from gaming 

In a statement to HLTV.org, TuGuX revealed that his relationship with a teammate broke down following the team's fourth place at the European Minor, which cost them a place at the ELEAGUE Major qualifier.

"After we could not get into the Major qualifier, I had some disagreements with one of the other players and, after that, I decided to leave the team," he said.

"I had a meeting with our management, they understood my request and accepted it.

"This has nothing to do with my individual performances as I sacrificed myself for the team and did many things for our young players to be able to play the way they wanted to. As such, it was, in my opinion, normal that I had worse numbers than I used to have.

"I am happy that we have achieved so many things for the Turkish scene as we started from zero, and I am sure that we will be able to achieve much more. There are only small things missing for the team to become even better.

"I will take a little break and then decide what to do. I would like to thank our CEO and founder, Bünyamin Aydin, for all his support, belief and vision. And I would also like to thank the management for their great job and our team manager and coach Canpolat "hardstyle" Yildiran, who kept the team together in tough situations and is a mentor. 

"Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has been supporting me. I had great moments during my time on Space Soldiers."

Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli, who has played for Space Soldiers as a stand-in in Turkish league Euro Cups, is expected to be formally unveiled by the organisation in the coming days.

The Turkish team currently have:

Turkey Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş
Turkey Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef
Turkey Engin "ngiN" Kor
Turkey Ahmet "paz" Karahoca 

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating:
0.95
Maps played:
252
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
21
Rating:
1.25
Maps played:
465
KPR:
0.89
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
26
Rating:
0.94
Maps played:
253
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
20
Rating:
1.10
Maps played:
319
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
gl hope you find good team TuGuX
2016-11-16 00:40
expected
2016-11-16 05:17
expected
2016-11-16 17:06
Dark Passage inc
2016-11-16 07:16
splyce
2016-11-16 18:41
na scene top kek
2016-11-16 21:14
so sad
2016-11-16 00:40
bot
2016-11-16 00:40
+1
2016-11-16 16:47
#8
North America sootz 
riip
2016-11-16 00:40
expected
2016-11-16 00:40
rip
2016-11-16 00:40
Interesting move, lets see who they bring in
2016-11-16 00:40
Maj3r 4sure
2016-11-16 10:39
who
2016-11-16 00:40
expected
2016-11-16 00:40
expected tbh
2016-11-16 00:40
Rip SS
2016-11-16 00:40
gl in the future Tugux
2016-11-16 00:40
rip TuBot
2016-11-16 00:40
RIP ss
2016-11-16 00:40
gj +maj3r or gob b
2016-11-16 00:40
maj3r incoming?
2016-11-16 00:41
#47
Serbia Lzrk 
I think Calyx is a better option
2016-11-16 01:15
They need igl
2016-11-16 10:39
+1
2016-11-16 11:14
Well I don't know if majer is an IGL, in 1.6 he was an aim god who'd carry his team along with sixer but I guess he has shit ton of more experience than anyone in Space Soldiers, so I guess he could do it
2016-11-16 12:45
he was igl at WC 2016
2016-11-16 12:51
2016-11-16 00:42
LuL
2016-11-16 17:54
#27
France cedd 
-ngin and make a super team with other turkish team, and they can easily become a really good team
2016-11-16 00:41
Ez Finally Full Turkish Roster, Tugux to penta maybe?
2016-11-16 00:41
tugux is a turk who was born in germany
2016-11-16 01:02
he knows english, penta speaks english
2016-11-16 05:07
also german i guess since he was born there
2016-11-16 09:27
Yep, he played full german in css times
2016-11-16 10:23
He played with Turkish National CS Source Team btw :)
2016-11-16 19:31
+meeeeeeeyjöööööör
2016-11-16 00:43
Calyx inc !
2016-11-16 00:43
calyx/majer 4 the win
2016-11-16 00:44
#37
Portugal KSED 
inb4 SpaceSoldiers become trash
2016-11-16 00:45
Calyx C O N F I R M E D
2016-11-16 00:45
I hope so
2016-11-16 00:48
PLEASE
2016-11-16 01:05
nop
2016-11-16 17:50
First time I see XANTARES as Ismailcan. It was always just Can before
2016-11-16 00:57
ismailcan wtf this name xD
2016-11-16 06:59
Haha maybe he just received his Muslim name after turning 18 or so they I dk
2016-11-16 08:56
Nah his name was always İsmail Can but he only uses Can I think.
2016-11-16 09:08
can is good
2016-11-16 18:10
tier 6 news noice
2016-11-16 00:57
MAJ3r not much better...
2016-11-16 01:01
calyx 2 k/d faceit god inc
2016-11-16 01:12
Guess gaming isnt his favorite
2016-11-16 01:16
Who and what did they argue about? Because they choked? Hohoo
2016-11-16 01:28
he was so shit anyway it was like 4v5 all the time but maj3r will not solve the problem either they need guy like Calyx, the kid did absolutely magic in the world championship.No offence but Tugux was the weakest player in that lineup
2016-11-16 01:47
+1
2016-11-16 06:51
I'm french so i would be happy for MAJ3R if he had the opportunity to play for Space Soldiers, but it's basically the same as TuGux : 0.9x rating IGL type of player (correct me if i'm wrong TuGux was the IGL, it wasn't ngin right ?). Calyx on the other hand would bring massive skill but they would need to change roles.
2016-11-16 01:52
yes but xantares was IGLing lately
2016-11-16 05:15
I wish he would stay :/ Hopefully he will not stop playing. Tugux since you are free, Stream again
2016-11-16 01:52
#53
United Kingdom Alth 
Basically trying to claim the reason Xantares is good is because Tugux sacrifices himself for it. What a mong, he was never good in CS:GO.
2016-11-16 01:56
+calyx
2016-11-16 02:01
-ngin +calyx +mini
2016-11-16 02:02
congrats calyx
2016-11-16 02:18
How did it happen that Tugux and majer played in german and french teams before? Did they study in those countries or still live there?
2016-11-16 02:19
#62
Turkey HR^ 
They were probably born in those countries as child of 2nd generation immigrants.
2016-11-16 02:54
tugay is well known in the german scene he is a good friend from gob
2016-11-16 06:29
Question was if he lived or lives in Germany ;)
2016-11-16 10:54
born
2016-11-16 14:02
We are the favourites
2016-11-16 02:21
deserved
2016-11-16 02:50
Finally, just good for SS
2016-11-16 02:52
good job was done by you in space soldiers :) gl further tugux!
2016-11-16 03:12
finally, now lets set up a bank account where we can donate so they can buy calyx
2016-11-16 03:23
expected
2016-11-16 03:47
good luck, TuGuX! good luck , SS!
2016-11-16 04:22
ez calyx/mini/woxic
2016-11-16 04:35
Tugux we'll miss you :( GL!
2016-11-16 04:56
#71
Other CNyT 
Good bye my love
2016-11-16 05:10
expected
2016-11-16 05:11
i want calyx too but in the team atleast 1 guy should speak english well and it was tugux. now they need international player like MAJ3R and its perfect for them. hope we'll see calyx in space soldiers in the future
2016-11-16 05:18
But why he have to speak english?
2016-11-16 16:41
imagine you are going to LAN event in France but you and your 4 friends only know russian. this is why he has to speak english
2016-11-16 19:12
Tought hardstyle can speak english, or no?
2016-11-16 21:33
Their coach can speak English Calyx can't join SS cuz he is entry fragger
2016-12-18 06:17
-majer +calyx ?
2016-11-16 05:33
expected bot tugux :(
2016-11-16 05:42
good luck spacesoldiers !
2016-11-16 05:43
Bye botux
2016-11-16 05:49
-botugux +turok spaces god tier 2
2016-11-16 05:53
Hope 5th guy for roster will be good choice instead of tugux. Cmon men he was good too.
2016-11-16 06:15
+calyx
2016-11-16 06:20
+MAJ3R
2016-11-16 06:28
Xantares and paz to Splyce wooooo
2016-11-16 06:40
Hahahha lmao
2016-11-16 06:41
+tarik
2016-11-16 06:42
+maikelelele he is turkish right ?
2016-11-16 06:48
he mom turk father swedish
2016-11-16 08:23
lol watched his stream once this guy is so trash and toxic
2016-11-16 06:55
bot tugux play minecraft now rofl
2016-11-16 06:56
-despe +maikelele + calyx Hahahaha
2016-11-16 07:01
MAJ3R SpaceSoldiers
2016-11-16 07:06
I want to kiss who talk shit against tugux in spaces.
2016-11-16 07:29
Hahahaha i could swear that xantares or Despe would talk shit against hin
2016-11-16 09:16
RIP his cs career
2016-11-16 07:51
its MAJ3R, not Calyx or mini
2016-11-16 07:55
majer isnt any better. they will be shit again. tugux left because of xantares' ego. without tugux they couldnt be here today.
2016-11-16 08:35
Mini or calyx will be better than majer. Ngin can be igl.
2016-11-16 08:46
idk i thought its %99 majer?
2016-11-16 08:48
Its will be majer. Turks allways doing same mistakes. Its gonna be shit there no diff between majer and tugux. They need aggressive awper and not braindead lurker. If dp keep this lineup they would be better than ss.
2016-11-16 13:49
They will end like mousesports. They will play 1-2 good tournaments and that's it but with gob b they reached much more as a team.
2016-11-16 13:18
Played ffa deatmatch with him yesterday hs factory And i said (tugux please leave team) Im realy soryyyyy :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
2016-11-16 09:15
xDDDDDDDDDD n1
2016-11-16 09:16
MAJ3R
2016-11-16 10:12
Best Turkey lineup: XANTARES paz Calyx mini woxic
2016-11-16 10:31
+1
2016-11-16 11:16
-mini -woxic +yam +tarik
2016-11-16 11:44
Best Turkey lineup my ass. All you guys write is Calyx, mini woxic but what the fuck did they so far with Dark Passage? Exactly nothing. You list 3 people from DP but this team is bad. so how is this then the best lineup? You guys are really dreaming.
2016-11-16 13:16
calyx played so many times with xantares and company, in the TWC xantares said Calyx is a beast, there is a hint he will be joining SS soon or later, maybe this time
2016-11-16 15:46
Calyx would be a good choice but why should they sign woxic if they have despe? And I also don't think that -ngiN will happen so +mini would be also not a choice. Some people think it's easy to remove a player from the lineup who played since months/years with the team.
2016-11-16 18:15
DP only has Calyx others are trash but Calyx can't join SS
2016-12-18 06:19
THANK GOD!!
2016-11-16 10:37
maj3r <3
2016-11-16 10:47
tugux to penta/attax
2016-11-16 11:32
fak ye bud. finally.
2016-11-16 11:36
-tugux -Ngin +maj3r +SpawN
2016-11-16 11:42
sad
2016-11-16 12:50
tugux was their weak link anyway, would be cool if they found a way to get calyx/mini in the team
2016-11-16 12:53
+mini or +calyx ?
2016-11-16 13:02
Maj3r
2016-11-16 13:17
He just stand-in
2016-11-16 13:45
he will join to ss
2016-11-16 14:28
I hope he wont
2016-11-16 17:55
+maikelele he will be play with his mother she translates everything
2016-11-16 13:14
so expected, majer on the way
2016-11-16 13:41
Gl
2016-11-16 14:12
Add gob b please
2016-11-16 14:14
TuGuX to mouz pls: chrisJ TuGuX Spiidi tabseN nex
2016-11-16 14:25
Why did you kick niko
2016-11-16 17:56
language barrier, current mouz lu speaking english (my version of lineup can speak native german)
2016-11-16 19:06
i dont think they are. niko has learned german and iowel speaks it aswell i think..
2016-11-16 19:20
i heard their info once, niko told some tactics in english. thats why i think
2016-11-16 23:36
tugux penta inc
2016-11-16 14:35
Good new. Now its time to kick ngin as soon as possible
2016-11-16 15:37
Wonder which player he had a disagreement with
2016-11-16 15:59
With xantares after minor
2016-11-16 16:44
how you know that?
2016-11-16 22:19
Noiccceee
2016-11-16 16:27
Who exits from where? Kebabish festival above
2016-11-16 16:46
MIRAA you're funny "TuGuX exits" ;}
2016-11-16 16:46
but, they are favorites, Tugux, how
2016-11-16 17:17
not anymore ^^
2016-11-16 22:18
Finally Goodbye dayi :(
2016-11-16 17:32
Bye TuguX
2016-11-16 17:56
tugux good guy,no cs brain tugux to splyce
2016-11-16 17:58
Niceee
2016-11-16 18:00
FeelsBadMan
2016-11-16 18:23
+ Calyx pls
2016-11-16 18:41
Finally
2016-11-16 18:54
turok inc
2016-11-16 18:59
turok inc
2016-11-16 19:03
+ mini or Calyx
2016-11-16 19:04
god b inc
2016-11-16 19:16
Goodbye
2016-11-16 19:19
maikelelelelee inc half turk xD
2016-11-16 19:22
Indeed ?
2016-11-16 20:32
her mom is turkishh
2016-11-16 20:46
mini, Calyx and woxic talented players dunno why but Dark Passage better than SS now
2016-11-16 19:36
r u sure? their last match lost against ss (16-3).
2016-11-17 06:57
In my opinion
2016-11-18 16:37
2016-11-16 19:49
thank god
2016-11-16 20:42
doesnt matter who is on SS, once they have cores- xantares, despe, paz, they are unstoppable
2016-11-16 22:20
n1
2016-11-16 22:27
hello calyx :D
2016-11-17 06:50
hello maj3r lol
2016-11-18 17:18
since when do older players get picked over younger lel this is new
2016-11-18 19:27
ell maybe they don't have their igl so they need an other one lee eel
2016-11-18 19:33
devil picked up IGL for nV gla1ve picked up IGL for Astralis good to see experience being valued though :D
2016-11-18 19:53
devil wasn't the igl of nV lol
2016-11-18 22:00
Do your research young one
2016-11-18 22:05
LOL he led for 1 event just to see how it was going but that was 2 or 3 month after he joined hahaha Do ur research new fag
2016-11-18 22:14
If you dont know facts, research, or me, that is a fault in your mentality and parental guidance. Please see someone for the anger you clearly struggle with.
2016-11-18 22:24
wtf, you know you're wrong but can't admit it?
2016-11-19 11:05
her sey icin tesekkurler dayi
2016-11-17 22:15
Maj3r is already playing with them, hltv just doesn't know it
2016-11-18 17:19
Tier4 team roster change got 230 comments gg
2016-11-18 19:55
cry moar moron
2016-11-18 22:02
Flag checks out
2016-11-19 05:35
Good bye css legend, we'll miss you
2016-11-18 22:17
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