MAJ3R officially joins Space Soldiers

The Turkish organization revealed on Twitter that Engin "MAJ3R" Kupeli joined Space Soldiers after a trial period.

The Turkish player who previously played for Millenium joined Space Soldiers at the end of November after the long time IGL Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin left the team following a disappointing result in the EU Minor.

Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli was also a part of Turkey's squad which won The World Championship 2016 and took home $50,000.


MAJ3R is now an official Space Soldier 

In his trial period, Space Soldiers finished fourth at the WESG 2016 World Finals, earning $60,000 after losing to Virtus.pro in the third place decider match.

Here is the roster of Space Soldiers who are ranked #20 in the rankings:

Turkey Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli
Turkey Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş
Turkey Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef
Turkey Ahmet "paz" Karahoca
Turkey Engin "ngiN" Kor

Space Soldiers will face FlipSid3 today at 20:00 in the ESEA Premier Season 24 Europe.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Germany Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
#10
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African Union KFCManager 
EXPECTED
2017-02-08 15:26
#28
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Canada LongBaguette 
this is a maj3r improvement for the team, naissuuu!
2017-02-08 15:27
#45
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Singapore Prawblems 
no
2017-02-08 15:29
Major bot added
2017-02-08 16:33
MAJ3R and XANTARES are gonna rekt the CS:GO scene in 2k17! Good news!
2017-02-08 15:30
#68
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United States kdpetr0 
XANTARES is the problem
2017-02-08 15:37
gl!
2017-02-08 15:26
ya
2017-02-08 15:26
#14
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United Kingdom Recks 
LUL
2017-02-08 15:26
#15
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Sweden cute! 
gl
2017-02-08 15:26
#20
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Poland skibv 
NICE! SS TOP 50!
2017-02-08 15:26
xx
2017-02-08 15:26
+calyx and they can fight for top5 :D
2017-02-08 15:26
#163
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Turkey HypnoSia 
nope first need gone despe.
2017-02-08 17:50
#193
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
XANTARES Calyx Despe Paz Woxic
2017-02-09 15:32
#26
mason | 
World PRQN 
n1
2017-02-08 15:26
Ez 4 WprldEdit
2017-02-08 15:26
#107
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India TYZ4 
wrong news?
2017-02-08 16:15
did u read everything? =D
2017-02-08 18:47
#174
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India TYZ4 
ye i have no life ;-;
2017-02-08 18:49
SS easy top 20
2017-02-08 15:27
#31
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Turkey NoirLight 
Nice GL !
2017-02-08 15:27
#32
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Finland Sandetek 
Who care about tier 2 team
2017-02-08 15:27
T2 LUL T50
2017-02-08 15:44
nt israel
2017-02-08 16:12
xD
2017-02-08 16:15
#150
paz | 
Turkey Erdem_E 
nt gob b
2017-02-08 17:25
b8
2017-02-08 17:28
gl
2017-02-08 15:27
M4JER already in ss , wtf ?
2017-02-08 15:27
#131
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Argentina wfc 
"that Engin "MAJ3R" Kupeli joined Space Soldiers after a TRIAL PERIOD" TRIAL PERIOD, SWE BRAIN lol
2017-02-08 16:46
hello messi
2017-02-08 18:15
#175
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Argentina wfc 
hi zlatan
2017-02-08 18:49
ez Engin Küpeli
2017-02-08 15:29
#36
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Turkey sessizjohn 
Gl in the future
2017-02-08 15:27
#38
Xyp9x | 
Turkey lulNAlul 
SS_T1
2017-02-08 15:28
#39
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Germany ToxlC 
Ez
2017-02-08 15:28
#40
paz | 
Sweden daboxD 
LUL tier3 team
2017-02-08 15:28
#42
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Sri Lanka TheCerkes 
Top 10 pls
2017-02-08 15:28
swear to god, if someone says who... so much information given in the article
2017-02-08 15:28
I think Turkey have a big potential to have tier 2 team, the ones that could steal atleast one or two big tournaments a year, but i don't think they have a good mix so far... woxic and calyx are great players from dark passage that could help space soldiers
2017-02-08 15:29
DP > SS
2017-02-08 15:29
yet they lose yesterday to some "random" lithuanians on nuke, that should not happen to tier 3 team tbh
2017-02-08 15:30
And SS lost to team123 turkey cs lol
2017-02-08 15:31
Yeah exactly, but my point is, if you would mix turkey teams u could make a really good team.. i don't know exactly role of all the teams, but i know woxic, calyx, xantares and paz are very skilled players, i just dont know if they could work as a team however i also think that darkpassage is a bit better than space soldiers
2017-02-08 15:32
paz, mini, xantares, woxic, calyx all good aimers. They need an igl tho
2017-02-08 16:19
Its not about the players. Team getting choke because of latency issues. Need to move europe and get a gaming house there if they want to get succeed online for lan elimination.
2017-02-08 19:09
Who has more fanboys in Turkey? Cheating Calyx with 1.90k/d on Faceit, or vactares?
2017-02-08 15:35
Vactares has more fanboys
2017-02-08 15:41
Xantares. But I think calyx is a god
2017-02-08 16:17
Xantares has been playing since far more than calyx
2017-02-08 16:18
Now -ngiN and +Calyx and you have a T2 contender team.
2017-02-08 15:32
spaces already t2
2017-02-08 15:35
than t1.945
2017-02-08 15:48
-ngin +calyx
2017-02-08 15:34
#59
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World Quaresmania 
-ngiN +calyx
2017-02-08 15:34
-despe + w0xic -ngin + calyx EZ Tier1
2017-02-08 15:35
Calyx XANTARES woxic MAJ3R paz
2017-02-08 15:35
maj3r is a fucking bot.
2017-02-08 16:16
calling legend majer is bot, i think ur silver at best
2017-02-09 03:00
gL
2017-02-08 15:36
#67
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Australia StVincent 
-despe +woxic ez tier 1
2017-02-08 15:37
Majer was great player at 1.6 but meh at go. If i were SS manager i would pick these players instead of Maj3r in this particular order; 1. Calyx 2. Sasuke 3. Woxic 4. Mini also they should kick ngiN for a brighter future
2017-02-08 15:37
drop squad except xantares get ex-dp except maiko profit
2017-02-08 15:45
nah man paz is pretty good and they need a igl. -nGin -despe +woxic +carrylx
2017-02-08 15:49
imo it's wasting calyx/paz/xantares' talent with changing one of this player's role to support SS need to get woxic for getting better and better that's not questionable, about second transfer i think we're on the wrong path and solutions are (my ideas) -a good organization should take DP except maiko, keep woxic in team and steal paz from SS then mini should play as an support (wasting mini's talent in this idea) -SS should release ngiN and pick up SasuKe, not consistent so much but he's a real team player and i believe he can play as a support too
2017-02-08 16:00
Sasuke? I dont know if its a good choice. But i like the idea with paz and DP
2017-02-08 16:01
dp > spaces
2017-02-08 15:42
#76
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Switzerland EZ_KATKAT 
space soldiers ez top 5
2017-02-08 15:43
#82
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
is tugux a free agent now ?
2017-02-08 15:47
yep take him to NIP pls xDD
2017-02-08 16:05
#86
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Sweden lagcats 
this cud be a sick team tho, except for 1 player. MAJ3R is a fking baws
2017-02-08 15:50
wot calyx? wrong decision
2017-02-08 15:55
max tier 3.sry
2017-02-08 15:58
#93
 | 
Finland TommIC 
-hiko +xantares
2017-02-08 16:01
Bad player
2017-02-08 16:01
#96
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Brazil prkz0r 
nice, now they'll up from tier10 to tier9!!
2017-02-08 16:02
#101
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Poland steenbro_ 
Playing with XANATARES in one team! I want!
2017-02-08 16:10
#105
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France plagueis 
gl
2017-02-08 16:14
MAJ3R NOOB, - maj3r + calyx better decision.
2017-02-08 16:16
SS top1
2017-02-08 16:21
#118
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
is majer igl of spaces ?
2017-02-08 16:24
#120
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Poland ramones1 
ss and ex-dp swap players plsssssss, btw yay
2017-02-08 16:28
#121
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Serbia SF94 
-ngiN +Calyx = God team
2017-02-08 16:29
#125
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
yiiiiiiiiz
2017-02-08 16:34
#128
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France p2l 
french players everywhere
2017-02-08 16:38
#129
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
gl
2017-02-08 16:41
#133
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New Zealand onelover11 
gl turco
2017-02-08 16:52
MAJ3R XANTARES Calyx woxic paz PLS
2017-02-08 16:57
DESPE and ngiN are so bad, SS can't do anything this year with this players.
2017-02-08 16:59
#142
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Turkey osmanabi 
Despe is like skadoodle. Worse rifling tho.
2017-02-08 17:09
#140
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Lithuania pasha_94 
oldschool player
2017-02-08 17:08
dat flag
2017-02-08 17:52
#141
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Turkey osmanabi 
When gob b retires in the future, they should get him as the coach and there you have a T1 team
2017-02-08 17:08
T1 loooooool dream on fanboy
2017-02-08 17:19
-tugux +maj3r nice
2017-02-08 17:38
Majer is a player like less bot than tugux but same brain They need decent awper. Despe's capacity is for t3 level
2017-02-08 17:42
kick despe for fucks sake
2017-02-08 17:56
#160
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
mmmm now they re going to rekt from flipside so hard
2017-02-08 17:45
n1ce !!!!!!!!!!! top 5 now probably !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
2017-02-08 18:22
why? there are better candidates...
2017-02-08 19:02
No no no, majer is bad im sorry. They won't improve themselves with this lineup.
2017-02-08 20:23
#182
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
LoL really? Maj3R sucks tho:P
2017-02-08 23:59
VACTARES is the problem.. go out
2017-02-09 01:04
why doesn't tarik join SS?
2017-02-09 04:46
They need decent awper!!!
2017-02-09 13:00
#190
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Switzerland Yabbahh 
Still tier 4
2017-02-09 13:51
Who does what with who?
2017-02-10 07:01
+calyx + woxic
2017-02-11 14:26
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