Ghost reveal new lineup

Ghost has made its new roster official, with seven players, ahead of the sixth season of ESL Pro League, which is starting next week.

With a succinct tweet, Ghost has confirmed its roster locked ahead of the team's inaugural ESL Pro League match on Tuesday, in which they are due to face OpTic.

zqkS is expected to take the AWPer role that Wardell left open

Added to the core of the team that qualified for ESL Pro League through the relegation process, Connor "CONNOR93" Glover, Phong "bee" Nguyen, Sebastian "seb" Bucki, and Jason "neptune" Tran—the latter not able to be registered in ESL Pro League yet due to age restrictions—will be three new players: Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki, Caio "zqkS" Fonseca, and Joshua "sancz" Ballenger.

The last name missing from the lineup that qualified for ESL Pro League is Matthew "WARDELL" Yu, whose future has been speculated to be tied with Spencer "Hiko" Martin's Rogue—a team plagued with many of the same issues as Ghost.

With this lineup, Ghost will have to use the core of CONNOR93, bee, and seb while one of the three new additions will have to sit out some Pro League matches.

The full lineup of the team is:

Canada Connor "CONNOR93" Glover
United States Phong "bee" Nguyen
United States Sebastian "seb" Bucki
United States Jason "neptune" Tran
United States Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki
United States Joshua "sancz" Ballenger
Brazil Caio "zqkS" Fonseca

Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
United States Jason 'neptune' Tran
Jason 'neptune' Tran
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Phong 'bee' Nguyen
Phong 'bee' Nguyen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
162
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
315
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Canada Connor 'CONNOR93' Glover
Connor 'CONNOR93' Glover
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
449
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
TOP-40
2017-08-19 13:25
#139
fnx | 
Brazil Beicom 
7v7
2017-08-19 17:28
Probably top 3, seeing as they have 7 players against the 5 of every other team.
2017-08-19 17:40
#156
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
Peacemaker came here U know what I mean xD
2017-08-19 19:49
#31
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Brazil 1stworlder 
Bee abandoning his money crew? Bloody traitor
2017-08-19 13:26
this is his new money crew + some brazilian pimp
2017-08-19 14:06
+some cocky belgican
2017-08-19 17:14
#32
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Australia jobione 
Where is Wardell?
2017-08-19 13:26
Did you even read the thing? He's suspected to be linked with Rogue
2017-08-19 13:27
Rogue got cerq
2017-08-19 13:38
cerq is linked with NRG and is set to join. Its almost like people dont read =....
2017-08-19 13:59
Thats because they either dont or just cant. For them its all about beeing first and baiting the shit out of other people. If hltv could just be a normal newssite with normal users....
2017-08-19 17:59
HLTV is literally a site of braindead people
2017-08-19 19:51
#161
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Croatia DNM_ii 
noiramba, Schweinepriester - I completely agree.
2017-08-19 21:22
#102
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Spain JasonRacism 
Joining Rouge to play with Hiko
2017-08-19 14:52
#176
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Peru fark694 
Hiko and the useless shitnobi
2017-08-19 23:55
1999 times , clan with 10 players
2017-08-19 13:26
#39
fer | 
Austria neodan 
lol
2017-08-19 13:31
#40
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Serbia ZAG0R 
-bee +N0thing +Shroud
2017-08-19 13:32
bee is coach
2017-08-19 19:30
#162
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Was a coach, if you look at the Liquipedia page for Ghost hes a backup player. As for their coach i really don't know who will get that job.
2017-08-19 21:23
#44
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Malaysia phyzell 
This is how a team should be. 2 subs all the way for attending tournaments. 2/3 vs 4 training mode. A proper SWAT unit.
2017-08-19 13:35
lmao
2017-08-19 19:28
#181
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Malaysia phyzell 
More like a secret unit for the C.I.A. #NWO :"D
2017-08-20 01:26
Why do 2 people Wana be a standin. Rather mix up with other players
2017-08-19 13:37
#50
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Malaysia phyzell 
In football, they have at least 9 players at bench for psychological purposes.
2017-08-19 13:38
This isn't football. Rather be in low tier than be a standin
2017-08-19 13:42
#59
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Malaysia phyzell 
What if a player like shroud is choking due to stage-fright or suffering from food poisoning during a tournament, can his match be delayed or carry on playing under heavy stress?
2017-08-19 13:46
By this understanding every team discusses and get a player from another team in case of exegencies. Rather pay a player for a single match instead signing him to warm the bench! There were many times teams use players from another teams.
2017-08-19 13:56
#98
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Malaysia phyzell 
Esports is following the trend music festivals where the population and revenue remains incremental. That's why we see more teams can afford to hire a coach that will decide which lineup is ready to deliver his strategies. You can't mix up the idea of professional gaming with the amateur scene, whereby a friend of 5 plays the game for fun and friendship. Esports organizations are usually rich financially that they can afford to pay whatever is needed to win big tournaments. Hobbit's transfer fee is an example of how rich these esports organizations are today.
2017-08-19 14:38
"That's why we see more teams can afford to hire a coach that will decide which lineup is ready to deliver his strategies. "- that is the reason where good teams get disband - look at immortals now..
2017-08-19 14:41
#108
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Malaysia phyzell 
Immortals died? Players come and go, just like football. Even the Taz's original 'amateur' lineup disbanded when LoordB & Kuben retired. Did Luminosity Gaming died after Fallen & friends moved to SK? The Brazilians wanted the biggest offer in the market, so they chosen SK. Will Immortals reach the Major finals without a coach? I don't think so.
2017-08-19 14:59
#103
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Spain JasonRacism 
They are getting paid to do shit all 9/10 times
2017-08-19 14:53
More like warming the bench!
2017-08-19 14:56
#137
 | 
United States sxg 
LMFAO idk why that made me laugh so hard
2017-08-19 17:22
#179
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Malaysia phyzell 
the working culture for Counter Strike will inevitably evolve as more money starts coming in from sponsors. It's like a seller selling his food at a hawker stall, and as the demand soars, he then move into a franchise business to ensure their finances are managed in a more efficient/effective way and also secure a good retirement plan for his investments in the past.
2017-08-20 01:22
#48
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Argentina roulettesoad 
gl papa emeritus and nameless ghouls
2017-08-19 13:37
#184
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Spain sami05 
lol made my day
2017-08-20 06:59
#51
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl 
zqk HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA PQP
2017-08-19 13:39
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2017-08-19 17:53
EZ for NAF and MIx xdddd
2017-08-19 13:43
Bee's Money Crew
2017-08-19 13:45
#62
 | 
United Kingdom FraserLK50 
Why do people keep picking up ZQK he's so bad
2017-08-19 13:47
#64
 | 
Brazil Setrock 
I know, right? He ruined almost every brazilian team he used to play for here in Brazil.
2017-08-19 13:50
He should have a very good conversation with the backstagr ppl, cause mannn he is terrible
2017-08-19 14:57
#160
 | 
Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
100000% agree
2017-08-19 20:26
ryx <3
2017-08-19 13:51
#71
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
7 players?XDDDDD
2017-08-19 13:55
#74
 | 
France ElevenFUT 
Not terrible
2017-08-19 13:57
Damn, I'm going to miss seeing Wardell play for Ghost :(
2017-08-19 13:59
#77
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United Arab Emirates PogChamp1337 
finally wardell left from tier18 team
2017-08-19 14:00
ryx deserve better team tbh...
2017-08-19 14:05
#163
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Croatia DNM_ii 
I don't follow much of the NA scene, but hes probably here because he had no better offers.
2017-08-19 21:27
probably yea ...
2017-08-19 21:57
He is rumored to be super toxic
2017-08-19 23:52
#180
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Heh, I really don't know. XD
2017-08-20 01:23
ez papa emeritus and nameless ghouls
2017-08-19 14:06
#83
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Brazil ilovemywife 
man how zqk getting into those teams.
2017-08-19 14:09
Yeah, dont know how someone can pay for zqk to play csgo, so dumb xD
2017-08-19 14:56
After 5POWER and immortals made 6-man lineup, there is even more as ghost made an 7-man lineup
2017-08-19 14:17
Zqk will carry this NA team so easyy
2017-08-19 14:19
+1
2017-08-19 16:57
#92
 | 
World Nydhogg 
no wardell - no win
2017-08-19 14:30
#93
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
this is a joke
2017-08-19 14:33
#96
 | 
Hungary Griffisz 
CONNOR93 might be the worst name I have ever seen.
2017-08-19 14:33
Are you talking shit about CON-CON?
2017-08-19 23:53
#173
 | 
Hungary Griffisz 
YES
2017-08-19 23:54
#101
 | 
United States duckkcs 
Shouldve picked up the IBP team and added Mix and WARDELL. Way better roster than this and it would put Swag and DaZeD in Pro Leauge instantly
2017-08-19 14:52
#114
 | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
Sign 7 so that you can change 4 and still keep the spot next season? Hmmmmmmmmm
2017-08-19 15:04
#164
 | 
Croatia DNM_ii 
Wow haha, never thought about it that way. XD
2017-08-19 21:28
bee as a coach so it's basically 6 man lineup cuz neptune isn't 16-17 (depending on league)
2017-08-19 15:06
#117
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Slovakia zephh1337 
With a S U C Cinct tweet
2017-08-19 15:13
even with 7 they suck
2017-08-19 15:31
#121
 | 
United States y0rk 
I was kinda hoping Neptune would go and play with Rogue
2017-08-19 15:33
#122
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
-Zqks -Sancz And you have a OK lineup.
2017-08-19 15:34
#123
 | 
Mexico romoresp 
MarKE?
2017-08-19 15:38
quality 7 man players LUL
2017-08-19 16:16
#130
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Estonia teremartin 
yeah ez 7 vs 5. Valve is allowed :)
2017-08-19 16:43
They'd probably still lose against a top3 team
2017-08-19 16:59
#128
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Lithuania Afgan` 
Zqks water boy , connor for towels or who?
2017-08-19 16:29
Connor is actually good, sancz can get the towels
2017-08-19 23:55
ez 7 vs 5
2017-08-19 16:41
#131
 | 
Europe dactylex 
neptune is the fat koosta
2017-08-19 16:45
#134
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Bangladesh cs_is_dead 
EZ TOXIC RYX
2017-08-19 17:05
lol ghost org is retarded they ruined a good team
2017-08-19 17:19
#138
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
Nice new meta 7 vs 5 innovation is now! by Ghost
2017-08-19 17:26
too ez for 7vs5
2017-08-19 17:30
#142
N4j | 
Germany N4j 
Only Neptune isn't eligible. Starters - zqks, Connor, ryx, sancz, several Coach - bee Age restriction - Neptune So, it's not really a 7 man roster you clowns.
2017-08-19 17:41
They still won't get it
2017-08-19 23:55
#143
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Other Malda4 
Ghost - Immortals 7vs6
2017-08-19 17:42
quality team
2017-08-19 17:46
Looks pretty nice imo, wouldnt be suprised if they become top 10
2017-08-19 18:12
Is this next level gaming
2017-08-19 18:52
#151
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
5v7 is last chance for na lul
2017-08-19 19:00
Gl unknowed BR mate.
2017-08-19 19:20
-ska +wardell and c9 is confirmed top1
2017-08-19 19:38
who?
2017-08-19 20:08
#159
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Brazil Collee 
zqk rofl
2017-08-19 20:14
#165
method | 
United States f0xes` 
lol
2017-08-19 21:48
Pro league spot ofc. What a fucking shame
2017-08-19 21:49
zqk hahaahah
2017-08-19 21:56
#185
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Brazil Djentleman 
zqk.... kek
2017-08-20 08:52
tier 10 NA team lol
2017-08-20 09:08
They could be playing 7vs5 and still lose vs EU T2
2017-08-20 09:25
#188
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Poland ramones1 
Top 100
2017-08-20 17:38
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