kRYSTAL to fill in for Ghost at ZOTAC, DH Masters Stockholm

Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend will step in for Ghost at the ZOTAC Cup Masters and at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, the Imperial backup player has announced.

On Twitter, the German player revealed that he will travel to the United States for a week-long bootcamp as the North American team step up preparations for the ZOTAC Cup Masters, which will begin on August 24.

The German player already filled in for Ghost over the weekend in the closed qualifier for MSI MGA, helping the team to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament. He replaced Matt "⁠Pollo⁠" Wilson, who was removed from the team in the aftermath of a quarter-final exit in the StarSeries i-League Season 6 North America qualifier.

kRYSTAL will play for Ghost in Hong Kong and Stockholm

kRYSTAL is currently weighing up his options after being out of Imperial's roster as the team revamped their squad with the additions of Eimantas "⁠pounh⁠" Lazickas and Ali "⁠hAdji⁠" Haïnouss.

While with Imperial, the former PENTA and Sprout member led the team to a first-place finish at DreamHack Open Summer and to a semi-final appearance at the ZOTAC Cup Masters Europe Finals, but a falling out with star player Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas eventually saw him benched.

HLTV.org knows that kRYSTAL joins Ghost on a short-term loan, with the North American organisation holding the option to make the deal permanent after DreamHack Masters Stockholm, which will run from August 29 through September 2.

This means that Ghost will attend the two events with.

Canada Matthew "⁠WARDELL⁠" Yu
Canada Yassine "⁠Subroza⁠" Taoufik
Canada Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan
United States Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen
Germany Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend (loan)

United States James "⁠JamezIRL⁠" Macaulay (coach)

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
336
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
273
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
333
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
United States James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
Lithuania Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.70
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
321
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
Expected
2018-08-13 17:09
6 replies
#14
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Sweden ConaN007
Yes Yes, Very Expected
2018-08-13 17:12
4 replies
#15
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Other syrso
Gl Krystal 🙋🏻‍♂️
2018-08-13 17:16
3 replies
#18
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Sweden ConaN007
Thanks.
2018-08-13 17:18
2 replies
#28
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Europe B37A
U're welcome.
2018-08-13 17:36
1 reply
very expected
2018-08-13 17:57
Pretty much expected...
2018-08-13 17:16
ez
2018-08-13 17:10
gl
2018-08-13 17:10
Lool wtf
2018-08-13 17:10
5 replies
Have you been living under a rock? This has been confirmed almost since he got kicked from Imperial
2018-08-13 18:54
4 replies
GeT_BaItEd
2018-08-13 18:55
3 replies
I just baited you :)
2018-08-13 18:56
2 replies
nt
2018-08-13 18:57
1 reply
#85
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United States burzeus
nt
2018-08-14 21:45
#6
shox | 
Norway fen0m
lol
2018-08-13 17:10
wwwwtf
2018-08-13 17:10
GG ghost , next.
2018-08-13 17:10
#9
 | 
Malaysia byaIi
ez4steel
2018-08-13 17:11
#10
 | 
Belgium HLTVnewfag
Nice xd
2018-08-13 17:11
#11
 | 
Slovakia BuKY
New IBP?? Steel calling T-side Krystal CT-side?????
2018-08-13 17:11
1 reply
#50
 | 
Sweden zae
EZ4ENCE
2018-08-13 19:27
#12
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Poland LucaS04
wtf
2018-08-13 17:11
#13
 | 
Netherlands Slashable
EZ
2018-08-13 17:12
#17
 | 
Other syrso
Hard working igl. Good pickup if there are no kids that don't listen
2018-08-13 17:17
fucking nice
2018-08-13 17:18
Wtf??
2018-08-13 17:19
#21
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut
LuL
2018-08-13 17:20
german taking over na (1945 colorized)
2018-08-13 17:21
i am no longer a ghost fan
2018-08-13 17:22
2 replies
No one ever was
2018-08-13 17:26
1 reply
+1
2018-08-13 17:39
EspiranTo loves this!
2018-08-13 17:24
#25
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
could work out, glad hes off imperial tho
2018-08-13 17:24
kRYSTAL the parody on Swedish kHRYSTAL.
2018-08-13 17:30
2 replies
kHRYSTAL was fire back then :(
2018-08-13 17:36
1 reply
+1
2018-08-13 17:44
cool
2018-08-13 17:38
I wish him all the best
2018-08-13 17:44
#36
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
dnno why ghost wants him :D useless player for this team
2018-08-13 18:12
If you have Ghosts, you have everything ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-08-13 18:36
2 replies
#48
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Germany BIG2020
+1 You can say anything you want And you can do anything you want to do
2018-08-13 18:59
1 reply
Thanks for making me really happy that someone got it
2018-08-13 20:13
rip ghost
2018-08-13 18:49
#49
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Germany BIG2020
GL kRYSTAL
2018-08-13 18:59
#51
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Germany DieS0nne
if they win noone is ever allowed to talk bad about krystal again :D
2018-08-13 19:35
2 replies
#66
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Germany r0m3
they will do it anyway
2018-08-13 21:52
#87
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United States burzeus
krystal is good
2018-08-14 21:47
Good pickup if Ghost didn't already have an IGL and 2 capable AWPers on their team ... Ghost should pickup someone young instead, Like TenZ, Wrath, Grim, Food, ect, An even BIGGER move that they should be doing is picking up Sonic from Bravado, Not sure why one of the lower NA EPL teams haven't done so yet, Unless he believes in Bravado and doesn't want to leave
2018-08-13 19:40
15 replies
#54
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Denmark ghostan11
maybe because they dont want to take risk to get some tier 5 na pug player who didnt play any lans
2018-08-13 20:17
14 replies
Sonic NA? NT
2018-08-13 20:17
13 replies
#56
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Denmark ghostan11
players* ''TenZ, Wrath, Grim, Food, ''
2018-08-13 20:18
12 replies
I obviously said Sonic would be best, Better taking a chance on someone than getting someone you know isn't going to last
2018-08-13 20:19
11 replies
#58
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Denmark ghostan11
obviously ghost wont take anyone better and experienced from na cuz most of them are contracted to their orgs. and honestly i would take krystal than na pug players. sonic prob is contracted to bravado and i dont see that ghost would pay for him.
2018-08-13 20:21
10 replies
Hope you know Ghost is insanely rich
2018-08-13 20:22
9 replies
#60
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Denmark ghostan11
doesnt mean that they would pick him. team and org know better than me and you. thats why they have chosen krystal
2018-08-13 20:23
8 replies
'KRYSTAL TO FILL IN FOR GHOST AT ZOTAC, DH MASTERS STOCKHOLM'' Doesn't sound like they have ''chosen'' anyone xD not signing him full time because they aren't fully committed full time to Krystal
2018-08-13 20:25
7 replies
#63
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Denmark ghostan11
i just say that i dont expect them to take someone from na mdl . not worth a risk , thats why they will prob sign someone from na pro league or some tier 2/3 eu player.
2018-08-13 20:27
6 replies
Ghost is one of the worst NA EPL teams they aren't an attractive destination for any players to go to
2018-08-13 20:46
5 replies
How is a pro league team that is clearly improving not attractive to an MDL player?
2018-08-14 20:38
4 replies
Can you not read? I'm saying they should get a promising MDL player instead of Krystal, Ghostan said they should get an EPL player but Ghost isn't an attractive destination for an EPL player to go to
2018-08-14 21:39
3 replies
The way you phrased "they arent an attractive destination for ANY players to go to" was a bit confusing
2018-08-14 21:41
2 replies
Read up tho
2018-08-14 21:46
1 reply
I saw, good points.
2018-08-14 21:57
Perhaps the team wants an in-game leader for events where Josh is banned.
2018-08-13 20:25
#67
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Germany reicH_
Wünsche ihm alles gute!
2018-08-13 22:02
Dumb dumb dumb. Gg ghost enjoy ur group exit
2018-08-13 22:06
6 replies
Right because if they go out in groups pollo would have carried them otherwise
2018-08-14 20:37
5 replies
Pollo is better than krystal. And that's sad
2018-08-15 15:48
4 replies
Maybe better at purely fragging but hes much less experienced and knowledgeable
2018-08-15 19:44
3 replies
And krystal will naturally be better at comms and help lead
2018-08-15 20:07
2 replies
I don't know about that. Krystal's attitude sucks and he plays like shit when questioned so maybe he will act different.. hopefully cuz I actually want to see ghost do something with this line up
2018-08-15 20:12
1 reply
Doesn't suck he just wanted to be in charge but now hes going onto a lineup where that isn't an option from the start
2018-08-15 20:17
#69
JW | 
Germany Kuddel55
kRYSTAL <3
2018-08-13 22:10
1 reply
Omg! A fan of krystal. Never thought I'd see the day
2018-08-15 20:12
so expected! but waste of a pickup so many better options krystal = dookie
2018-08-13 22:52
1 reply
Yup
2018-08-15 20:12
Espiranto is laughing
2018-08-14 05:25
I cannot wait for krystal to get kicked by these NA noobs. Another IGL to be pinned down
2018-08-14 10:40
1 reply
#88
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United States burzeus
nt no scener
2018-08-14 21:49
is this the same kRYSTAL who played for SK at the end of cs1.6?
2018-08-14 13:21
3 replies
#77
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France cedd
no that was swedish player khrystal. this guy was css player for alternate attax
2018-08-14 13:57
Nah its a faker of kHRYSTAL from Lions ;) Even wrote the name same way except for the H
2018-08-14 15:31
1 reply
it was the missing 'H' that made me suspicious.
2018-08-14 16:57
idk why so much hate on this guy. he is just having a different igl style
2018-08-14 14:42
#102
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Nepal Avhy
Didn't work too well.
2018-08-26 11:11
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