ngiN to play for ex-Space Soldiers in ESL Pro League Europe

ex-Space Soldiers will compete in the regular season of ESL Pro League Europe with Engin "ngiN" Kor as their last player, HLTV.org has learned.

The 25-year-old will fill the vacant spot left by in-game leader Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli, who returned to France to pursue his career in LDLC after over two years with the Turkish side.

ngiN had stepped down from ex-Space Soldiers at the beginning of the year in the aftermath of a disappointing run at the Europe Minor, where defeats to ENCE and North spelled the end of the road for the team in the group stage.

ngiN will step in for his former team in Leicester

That was the last tournament on record for ngiN, who, during the three years that he spent with the team, attended ELEAGUE Major Boston - team coach Canpolat "hardstyle" Yıldıran replaced him at the FACEIT Major due to visa issues - and picked up title wins at the ESEA Season 25 Global Challenge, the Europe Minor leading to Boston and DreamHack Open Austin 2018.

ex-Space Soldiers have been drawn in Group A of ESL Pro League Europe, along with mousesports, North and OpTic. In their first match in Leicester, the team will be taking on Finn "karrigan" Andersen's troops, who have Turkish star Özgür "woxic" Eker in their ranks.

This means that ex-Space Soldiers will attend the event with:

Turkey Ahmet "paz" Karahoca
Turkey Buğra "Calyx" Arkın
Australia Yaman "yam" Ergenekon
Turkey Ömer "imoRR" Karataş
Turkey Engin "ngiN" Kor

Turkey Canpolat "hardstyle" Yıldıran (Coach)

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.55
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.35
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.07
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 Ömer 'imoRR' Karataş
Ömer 'imoRR' Karataş
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
154
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#7
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Turkey osmanpolat61 
Good
2019-04-07 22:38
#17
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5 
gl
2019-04-07 22:40
EX-SS WILL BE TIER 1 TEAM SOON IF THEY FIND LAST PLAYER
2019-04-07 22:51
Xaxaxxaxaxaxaaxaxaxaxxaa
2019-04-07 22:53
dont cry
2019-04-07 22:55
Where is that Turk who confirmed this beforehand?
2019-04-07 22:57
china scene omegaLUL
2019-04-07 23:02
still better than the turkish scene
2019-04-08 08:10
+1
2019-04-08 10:53
Oceanic scene lel
2019-04-08 11:11
Better than ??? scene. #GoRENEGODS
2019-04-08 23:03
+1
2019-04-09 07:07
Fluke team fluke results
2019-04-12 19:52
+1
2019-04-08 16:33
Bruh .. get real , turkish scene is dead once Xantares left SS
2019-04-08 23:03
lmao turkish scene never dead
2019-04-09 00:29
#87
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Turkey Tormund1 
i'm gonna be their 5th and carry them more than xantares just wait
2019-04-08 00:04
LULLULLLULLLULLLULLULL
2019-04-08 23:59
Ex ngin to play with Ex soldiers lul
2019-04-07 22:39
ex ngin lul
2019-04-07 22:46
Ez lul
2019-04-08 07:17
#20
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-07 22:39
New flair?
2019-04-07 22:56
#62
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Sweden Unluko 
Maybe
2019-04-07 22:58
#26
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Asia tyrkjaranid 
no
2019-04-07 22:40
#118
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Poland F5_detector 
Holy f5
2019-04-08 09:04
#8
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Ok
2019-04-07 22:38
#9
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5 
C9 move
2019-04-07 22:39
#27
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Asia tyrkjaranid 
lmao, +9999
2019-04-07 22:40
nice
2019-04-07 22:38
the team will break up after this tournament.
2019-04-07 22:38
200 ıq
2019-04-08 12:55
#159
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
Its true, calyx can find an international team to play but the others will play mm with their friends xd
2019-04-08 23:59
#12
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Germany jaysef7 
who
2019-04-07 22:38
Wow leaving the team to rejoin again
2019-04-07 22:38
#30
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Spain loviac 
He needed to play if they wanted to keep the spot.
2019-04-07 22:42
So he came back cuz maj3r left the team?
2019-04-07 22:45
#43
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Spain loviac 
Basically, idk if he's just standing-in or actually joined the team, but that's the main reason.
2019-04-07 22:48
K mate thx :)
2019-04-07 22:49
#84
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Denmark oskarsports 
In EPL the org owns the spot, not the players
2019-04-07 23:54
isnt that ECS only? also if they did Space Soldiers would have the spot, not ex-Space Soldiers
2019-04-08 00:22
#94
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Denmark oskarsports 
idk, - SpaceSoldiers doesn't exist anymore so I guess the players have the spot - If the players would have the spot mousesports wouldn't be there because they change 3/5 players
2019-04-08 00:24
yeah weird, usually when the org has the spot, it is given to some other team I think there were a few cases like this on ECS
2019-04-08 09:07
#156
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Poland Kobel_ 
Varies depending on league organiser and circumstances, guess they decided it's better to keep the slot at ex-SS' hands since they ended last season without the org.
2019-04-08 23:03
probably
2019-04-08 23:03
#14
juliano | 
Germany hatrez 
Gl bro
2019-04-07 22:38
#15
Monkey | 
Brazil g8Q0wHY 
-ngin +ngin
2019-04-07 22:38
#22
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Turkey SkyGodd 
Ahahah
2019-04-07 22:39
200iq
2019-04-07 22:40
lul
2019-04-07 22:46
#16
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United States WashamGaming 
ew NigN lowkey sooo trash
2019-04-07 22:38
oil
2019-04-07 22:39
#23
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Denmark Zorrondo 
lul
2019-04-07 22:39
ENGINE EZ 0-3 IN GROUPS
2019-04-07 22:39
#67
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Finland Smoonah 
Engine "Engine" Kor
2019-04-07 23:11
#88
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Turkey Tormund1 
engin "2faced" toledo
2019-04-08 00:05
GOD NGIN!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-04-07 22:42
#32
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United States ShanksTD 
ex-SS need to get a different name
2019-04-07 22:43
#37
woxic | 
Turkey htkkk 
+1
2019-04-07 22:46
#33
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Turkey Thunderball 
OMEGA LUL gl tho
2019-04-07 22:43
#34
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Turkey trouble91 
God ngiN is back ;)
2019-04-07 22:44
BuriixCSGO has said this buy you didnt listened to him... Thanks Mr. BuriixCSGO for being the neL of HLTV
2019-04-07 22:48
Why did you remembered me this kid bro
2019-04-07 22:52
hahaha, his threads are actually very funny
2019-04-07 22:53
#161
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
A bit funny but i can rarely understand what he wanna say xd
2019-04-09 00:01
#40
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Turkey BeaLzeBuB 
Ngin will not change anything. imorr will carry ex-ss.
2019-04-07 22:47
#162
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
Imorr is not that good, if paz and calyx can help yam so
2019-04-09 00:02
this team needs an igl, at least a tier 3 one, maybe Niko?
2019-04-07 22:47
Yam is igl
2019-04-07 22:51
NiKo's dick can IGL better than so many people
2019-04-07 23:48
#42
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Brazil hugoooo 
One day, I hope to see a potential top 10 team with XANTARES, Calyx, paz and woxic. One day.
2019-04-07 22:48
Hope so brother
2019-04-07 22:51
+1
2019-04-07 22:51
#64
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
without Calyx its possible but with Calyx no man w0xic is never gonna play with calyx again
2019-04-07 23:02
Why though?
2019-04-07 23:12
#71
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
idk why but they fought i think because w0xic everytime says this at stream
2019-04-07 23:19
#76
2019-04-07 23:28
Iirc it was like this: calyx and woxic promised each other to not leave for any other team when they played together in DarkPassage. woxic got an offer from SS but rejected it to stay loyal and then Calyx got the same offer but he took it. So I 100% understand woxic
2019-04-07 23:28
Imagine both accepted the offer at the same time. We wouldnt be at this situation. Unlucky, hope this dream team will be happen one day
2019-04-07 23:54
They couldn’t, the offer most likely was for one player, so Calyx couldn’t have gotten the offer if woxic took his
2019-04-08 01:09
#89
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Turkey Tormund1 
yeah but this is professional area not friendship area
2019-04-08 00:07
Maintaining good personal relations is a part of being a professional, thanks to Calyx the turkish dream team wont happen
2019-04-08 01:10
throw tarik in too
2019-04-08 15:06
#151
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Brazil hugoooo 
Tarik will only play in NA, not a chance.
2019-04-08 20:52
tarik cant speak kebabese
2019-04-09 10:02
he knows a bit, with some quick lessons it will be fine
2019-04-09 11:49
maybe,but it will take a while for sure
2019-04-09 12:02
#50
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Turkey Heurtelsz 
He is a virus omg no
2019-04-07 22:52
#51
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Finland Smoonah 
An "engine" or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy. Heat engines, like the internal combustion engine, burn a fuel to create heat which is then used to do work.
2019-04-07 22:52
#70
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Turkey Thunderball 
LUL
2019-04-07 23:13
This bot team still has an EPL spot? Haha wtf
2019-04-07 22:52
Indonesian?
2019-04-07 23:49
nt bntet
2019-04-08 00:54
#55
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
if they win a single map at pro league i will cut my penis including balls
2019-04-07 22:53
DONT FORGET IT HAHAHAHAHA
2019-04-07 23:49
heybroo
2019-04-14 23:29
FeelsBadMan, they are not even top100
2019-04-15 04:59
#56
woxic | 
United Kingdom byharden 
Wait what?
2019-04-07 22:54
trash team trash players 0-3
2019-04-07 22:55
Imagine saying trash to players like Calyx and Paz when you have 0 player at the scene lmao
2019-04-07 22:58
imagine being an amazing player and still staying with no salary + no org =D there is huge player deficit on eu rn and have you ever thought why dont that orgs dont get that amazing players to their teams? and theyre gonna cheapest buyouts in cs history lol
2019-04-07 23:07
This isnt my point. You are saying this both players "trash" but we all know this players can easily play at top20 teams but you dont wanna be a logicman. I can see on your last comments you only talking shit to Turks so you are just a hater and this is enough for me. Look yourself before when you talk shit to someone and players lol
2019-04-07 23:19
yeah bro yeah ss players can easily play at top20 team but they staying with no org no salary because this guys are fucking idiot right and what the fuck is up with myself and talking shit about someone you are really dumb go enjoy your scene watch woxic xant everyday,watch your old dumpster team winnings i prefer being no-scene to this
2019-04-07 23:29
#117
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Poland kRAMERO 
Find your life dude. Youre already lost
2019-04-08 09:01
#124
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Lets be honest, since Calyx lost weight hes been... "meh" 2 much weight loss pills got his brain fked and he lost all his skill LUL
2019-04-08 09:59
Ahhaha you are right dude, same for Paz as well. He lost much more weight
2019-04-08 10:27
#63
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
lol team of trashes
2019-04-07 22:59
the best returns
2019-04-07 23:12
#73
gla1ve | 
Turkey kaan8b 
Goat ngiN is back lets go ss
2019-04-07 23:19
Ez for new talent Ngin
2019-04-07 23:23
FRIST
2019-04-07 23:24
kick_ngin_ffs
2019-04-07 23:29
ez 4 0 - 3
2019-04-07 23:43
-ngiN +ngiN 200 iq moves from hardstyle
2019-04-07 23:58
#90
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Switzerland x676 
SS shouldn't be playing Pro League anyways, they don't have core of players from last season, neither have same org.
2019-04-08 00:08
How about mouz and 3dmax?
2019-04-08 00:33
It's a shame they still don't have an org to back them up. How will they travel to England? Will they pay themselves?
2019-04-08 00:21
#95
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Denmark oskarsports 
the tournament organizer are paying everything iirc
2019-04-08 00:25
good to hear, they surely don't have much money as they didnt get payed by SS
2019-04-08 00:26
They won 300k$ from wesg, probably 40k$ for each other and 100k$ for org 40k$ makes 225k lira, you can live 3-4 year with this money even if you dont make anything
2019-04-08 00:32
I remember a twitlonger from one of the SS guys(I believe Majerr) where he said that they had to drive all in ine car to Russia to play a qualifier for some tournament. Doesn't sound too luxurious to me. Btw, most orgs collect the prize money from events and distribute it to the players afterwards, maybe the players never got the money or only a small part of it
2019-04-08 00:36
They did go to Prag, they went here with car because they needed their PC's and they took their pcs to car. Its not allowed in airplane probably. And also after that bootcamp xantares' girlfriend was in Germany and he wanted to go ngiN's home for 3-4 days so he can also spend time with his gf. But ngin didnt want him come to his home and said there is no place. Then xantares didnt want to play with him anymore and thats the reason why he left ss. Just wanted to say that idk how i come to xantares' leave part xD
2019-04-08 00:50
Weird stuff, I don't understand why no org wants them. They work hard, were getting some stuff done with qualifying events, they hold an EPL spot and are probably fairly cheap to sign in terms of salary. But politics are rough, them being Turkish is a problem it seems
2019-04-08 00:54
Yeah, probably it is about politics. When they left from org they had really good offers but they said we want to play for a org like we will feel it our home. But it took so much time and after that xantares left, so good offers are ripped
2019-04-08 01:06
#102
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Denmark oskarsports 
It was already leaked that SpaceSoldiers weren't paying their players
2019-04-08 00:49
I dont understand why people talking shit about the org, when they signed this players they had nothing and they trusted them to make good results for the scene. Space Soldiers is the org who had no sponsor etc. Its created by a person. Players wanted more money but you should understand the org when you live in Turkey as well. So both sides have their reasons about that and both side are right. Well after that nothing did happened good unlucky for us
2019-04-08 01:01
#93
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Switzerland garfield_kart 
yikes.......... just when you think you finally got rid of that idiot
2019-04-08 00:22
#97
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Turkey MusTRelax 
#invadespace <3
2019-04-08 00:28
Europe*
2019-04-08 03:14
lets go
2019-04-08 00:37
#110
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Turkey Kalameister 
Ez for Ss!
2019-04-08 01:13
Stop making news about irrelevant teams.
2019-04-08 01:56
Like bottic? Yeah u are right xD
2019-04-08 05:27
How to trigger turks on hltv: example 1 xd
2019-04-08 11:40
lol yes
2019-04-08 14:36
/kick engin Upps it wasn’t ngiN
2019-04-08 06:48
Omg ngin is bot
2019-04-08 09:05
#121
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
W0xic Xantares Paz Calyx Maj3r/gob b What turkish wet dreams are made of
2019-04-08 09:53
#125
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Uzbekistan NoVodka4u 
gob b is out of form this year
2019-04-08 10:02
#149
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Europe smasherrr 
if they had gone for woxic instead of ngin that team would've been top 5 easily
2019-04-08 19:01
#122
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Turkey sonbafrali 
Good luck ngin and ex-SS.
2019-04-08 09:55
#123
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Germany Payynnkilla 
ahahahahahahahhhahahahahahahahah
2019-04-08 09:59
😂😂😂😂 turkish cs
2019-04-08 10:17
Israel CS ?
2019-04-09 09:58
Or should I say fakeflagger?
2019-04-09 09:59
Mini would better choice. But every ex-teammate hates calyx :/
2019-04-08 11:16
#131
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United States asmeronn 
add ngin ffs
2019-04-08 11:28
cmonBruh
2019-04-08 15:12
#147
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United States asmeronn 
next time kick ngin ffs
2019-04-08 15:39
-ngin +ngin Nice move lol
2019-04-08 11:38
ex-SS forever "ex-"
2019-04-08 12:29
#136
paz | 
Turkey PvtBird 
gg soldiers
2019-04-08 13:41
ez4encin
2019-04-08 14:37
yam speaks turkish?
2019-04-08 14:47
turkish with kangaroo accent
2019-04-08 15:02
#140
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Poland aiken 
It's time to make new team name. Maybe Space Marines or Space Warriors? :D
2019-04-08 14:53
maybe Universal Soldiers coming back?
2019-04-08 15:03
#146
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Poland aiken 
I dunno, it reminds me the movie series too much.
2019-04-08 15:37
ha ha
2019-04-08 15:11
#150
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Turkey moonstercsgo 
BMW power
2019-04-08 20:37
what a lowkey alamanci he is
2019-04-08 21:32
#153
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Europe KappaKaako 
This isnt even that bad 3solid riflers decent awp and a engine=bait or support
2019-04-08 21:37
Yeah it's not bad but they always have ups and downs they never play at their full potential. Inconsistent.
2019-04-09 16:54
#154
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Germany Montanablack 
lol
2019-04-08 22:38
#171
Candy | 
Turkey bgrbthn 
sad news
2019-04-09 17:04
#172
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Turkey Ofpa 
ngin deserves to get participant prize. :D
2019-04-10 19:35
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